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Who here Still Rides on 3????

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Thx TM!!! That clutch cover on your R looks fantastic. Nice job!!

Its taken a long time to get my bike where I want it. (little here and there for yrs)

I also clean it really good after each ride. You will see on the last pic above that I have no problem getting it dirty. Usually during the winter (my off season) I clean, wax, and maintain the bike top to bottom.

The bike looks exceptionally clean in the pics above because I had the bike apart to redo the steering head bearings, new front shock assembly, new front disc brake and pads, new front wheel bearings. I also rebuilt the entire rear with an aluminum 2ble row bearing carrier, axle, sprocket, and rear brake assembly (all brand new). All the aluminum was hand polished before the event. I also refinished the rear fender before the event (QuadFest 07). Again, it didn't last long!! LOL!!

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Your R is looking very sweet!!! I wish I could ride on dunes. All we have here is coal hills, mud, dirt, rocks, and other rough terrain.

The new front shocks are nice. I want to upgrade them to Progressive springs and different weight fork oil. The seals only lasted two years. Time to rebuild again! I want to get my old ones polished and rebuild them with Progressive Springs. While Im replacing the seals on the shocks Im probably going to get the trips polished. That's one more thing crossed off my "to do list".

As you said, it never ends. Im always tinkering and adding things to it. Right down to my front shock mascots!! LOL!!! My bike is almost exactly how I always wanted it. Not too much more to do and then I can park it an never ride it again!! LOL!! NOT!!!

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Just remember...

SPEED DOESN'T KILL!!! IT'S THE SUDDEN STOP!!!

My main forum I belong to has a "Master Parts List" that includes rear shock rebuilds and replacement options. The site is honda350X.com

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I never rode a 2 stroke so I can't really compare 2 stroke to 4 stroke. But, back when I was 19 I was looking for a 200X. My buddy bought one out from under me (nice friend eh!?) and I couldn't find one anywhere (I wish the internet was around back then). Then one day I saw a 350X for sale. It was a total POS but I bought it anyway. It turned out the motor ran like a champ. The rest of the bike was trashed. But I fixed it up a bit and rode the nuts off it. Ever since my first run with it I was hooked. I sold that 350X and bought the 85 I currently own (shown in the pics).

My brother bought a sweet 200X for his son and was looking for another 200X for himself. I kept telling him he should buy a 350X. He was intimidated by my bike (he never rode it) and kept saying the 200X was plenty big for him. I told him he's taller and heavier than me and the 350X would fit him better then a 200X. I also told him he would get a 200X and we would go riding and we would switch and he would be kicking himself in the arse for not getting a 350X. Turns out he found a 86 350X and bought it. He loves it and is very glad I talked him into the 350 instead of the 200.

One day I want to take a 250R for a spin and feel the difference. I hear its night and day compared to riding a 4 stroke. One day.....

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Works Performance sells some replacement shocks for our ATCs. They are quite expensive but they are comparible to Ohlins. I would shop around a bit before dropping the cash. Works also offers a gut replacement. You give them your shock and they replace the stock guts with their parts and recharge your reservoir. The price is a fraction of what a brand new shock would cost you.

I don't know if you have a service manual for your R. But if not, here is a link to dload one:

http://honda350x.com/manuals/81-84atc250rservicemanual.pdf

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Works has two replacement options for the 350X.

One is a shock with reservoir.

The other is a shock without a reservoir. Even though there is no reservoir Works claims this shock will out perform the OEM shock. Im sure it will considering the stock shock is over 25yrs old.

A couple of years ago I purchased a polished rear shock for my X. I never got a chance to install it. I think I want to send it out to make sure all the parts are in good condition. It looks quite sweet all polished up. It would compliment my coated swingarm.

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Im not sure. My swinger isn't chromed. It has a ceramic coating on it that looks like satin polished aluminum. The high temp coating doesn't serve any purpose on the swingarm. I wanted to get it coated so it would match the head pipe and the rest of the polished aluminum on my bike. Too bad I need to buy another swingarm because after rebuilding and coating the rear I saw the rear skidplate bracket was bent all to hell. So, Im going to put the swingarm on my 86X and get another swingarm for my 85X and start over.

I know when I was looking to get my Quad's wheels chromed I was looking at some big bills to do it. So much I decided not to bother.

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so yea i love my 3 got her back up and goinn still needs some body work th like a seat and maybe some new rear plastics Its A 1983 Honda 185S runs graet and rides awsome

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I have one just like it.

You can buy a seat cover on ebay for 39.95 but check your seat frame- the way these rigs were built the seat frames rust out really badly. Mine is so ructed that I'm gonna have to punch holes in the bottom of the new cover and lace it on underbeath like lacing boots... There is no metal laft to attach it onto. We'll make it work...

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I have one just like it.

You can buy a seat cover on ebay for 39.95 but check your seat frame- the way these rigs were built the seat frames rust out really badly. Mine is so ructed that I'm gonna have to punch holes in the bottom of the new cover and lace it on underbeath like lacing boots... There is no metal laft to attach it onto. We'll make it work...

yea my seat pan is kinda wrecked but i dont know where i can get a new one so guess ill have to make it work

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I've been looking for a seat pan for months! they're just not out there. If Honda had put a couple drain holes under there this would not be a problem...

Prob should cover that before the foam wears out/falls apart. the foam is EXPENSIVE!

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I've been looking for a seat pan for months! they're just not out there. If Honda had put a couple drain holes under there this would not be a problem...

Prob should cover that before the foam wears out/falls apart. the foam is EXPENSIVE!

yea im gonna go grab a new cover for it probly right after the holidays then just gotta come up with some cash for the new rear fenders $$$$$ Pricey but worth it in the end result

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sold my last trike a ATC500R about a month ago, building me a smoker 400ex to run with my daughter in hairscrambles, then Ill snag me another atc250r to wreak havok again on I may ride on 4 but my mind is always on 3.

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