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William Edwards

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  1. Sorry so long for the reply, but I just joined last week. My friend and I used to ride the LT230's back in the 90's and early 2000's. I still have my 1986 (blue seat), but he sold his 1985 (black seat) a while back. Mine was pretty much trouble free with regular maintenance. My friend ran into trouble when his swingarm bushings wore out and he didn't replace them. The chain jumped off the front sprocket and tore a hole in the side case. Since there's not a lot of oil pressure, he was able to JB Weld it. I made sure that didn't happen to me so I replaced the bushings/bearings as soon as they showed signs of wear. I installed zerk fittings into the frame where the swingarm attaches and also into the rear axle housing. As Ajmboy says, some regular maintenance will keep you riding for a long time. I haven't rode mine in years, but I'm in the process of bringing it back from the dead. I did keep the oil changed, but I'm getting some piston slap and some smoke, so trying to put a piston and rings in it.
  2. Hello, I'm new to the site. My son and I have decided to bring back our old quad from the dead. Does anyone know where we can purchase a cylinder kit for it. I think it's a 1986, but will have to check the VIN to be sure. The last time it ran, it was tapping and smoking pretty bad. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  3. Hello folks! I'm Mitch, from Pittsburgh, PA, and new to the site. Between me and my son, we own an old Suzuki LT250S, a Kawasaki KFX400 and a YZ250. My young granddaughters love messing around on an old Suzuki FA50 moped. We're going to be getting them their own quads in the near future. I hope to gain some knowledge while I'm here.

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