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hello all, i've just been given a 2002 yamaha big bear 400, its not quite the gift horse it seemed to be.....:wink: turns out the frame is rather rusty and the front a-arms are fubar... carby is trashed too, ah well i've got plenty of time and a shed full of tools. biggest problem i have is that here in ireland the big bear 400 wasn't sold her so bits and bobs for them are thin on the ground, ebay is now my best friend

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welcome to QC !! post up some pics of it !

just google a pile of rust and imagine some big bear plastics on it, that'll give you an idea of what it looks like!!!

i'll throw up some later when i get a few mins:wink:

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My gosh....was it parked next to an ocean?? :-) Looks like you got your hands full, but yah cant beat free. Welcome to QC! Well help yah get it going.

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actualy it was, not 1/4m from the atlantic....going to need some repairs and bits welded into the frame in places, i've a-arms for one side coming off ebay, seller put up pics of left side ones but reckons they are right side:skeptic: its holding me up getting the other side till i know what is coming!

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rebuild continuing at a pace..... welding started on the frame, carb ordered, a-arms on way from the states with a throttle cable, just need a rear hand brake cable and a choke cable and i can start throwing it back together, it'll look as rough as a bears arse but be mechanically spot on!! (just like me):yes:

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