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Posted January 24, 2011 - 07:45 PM

Well, today I brought home a Suzuki 185 with no tires but it has broken plastic and other stuff but seeems to be there, no front wheels or seat, but a friend has one like it that don't run I might buy, and it is got good knobby tires but I dunno if I like knobbies. I dunno, no pics of it yet, might get some here soon. It's still in the truck so guess I gotta go unload it.

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Posted January 24, 2011 - 08:07 PM

I dunno, no pics of it yet, might get some here soon. It's still in the truck so guess I gotta go unload it.


If it's still on the truck, what're you doing on the internet now?
For Goodness sake,you've got a new toy to play with.
Get your priorities right & get us some pics!

Glad you got one, now for the work to begin :D

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Posted January 24, 2011 - 08:13 PM

It's a new toy but it don't roll, and Dad can't pick up his end of it LOL. It's funny cause the way I decided it was the right one was "Can I pick up half of it?" and it was one of the few ATVs there I could budge in that size LOL.

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Posted January 24, 2011 - 10:14 PM

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Posted January 24, 2011 - 10:28 PM

Man! Your windows must get awfully dirty LOL!

But seriously, Nice score Buzz! That looks like there's enough there to make something out of it! I'd like to find one with good running gear but the body trashed.

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Posted January 25, 2011 - 05:31 AM

Hey, congrats Casey.

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Posted January 25, 2011 - 07:18 AM

Looks like a good candidate for your project Casey.

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Posted January 25, 2011 - 09:47 PM

Looks like a good project , how would an electric snowmobile work ? My son has 2 sitting dead in the back yard , think he's waiting for me to get them running.

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Posted January 25, 2011 - 09:56 PM

Looks like a good project , how would an electric snowmobile work ? My son has 2 sitting dead in the back yard , think he's waiting for me to get them running.

I'm sure it would work but you introduce snow, which will melt inside things, but if the motor is sealed, the controller waterproofed, and the batteries dont care, it will probably work good.

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Posted January 25, 2011 - 10:44 PM

OK, I may be getting in deep but I think I will replace body panels one I get it moving, which will be a challenge in itself, anyone got parts for these suzukis?

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Posted January 29, 2011 - 07:33 PM

Well, I went to an auction, figured out my Suzuki was actually a 250 and not a 185, and brought home another 250 and 230 (230 was shaft drive) for parts to accumulate exactly what I want, then sell the stuff I have left to the atv salvage yard, see if I break even lol. No pics right now, mabey some tomorrow. Need to post this before the birthday crash LOL

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 01:07 PM

Well, I just learned none of the Suzukis seem to have a differential...... so I don't know what to do now... but it might put the project in the gutter....

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 09:24 PM

You'd mentioned to me that you were planning on not just riding it. The solid axle will work great for tugging & pushing & as long as the tires will allow a little give, it'll turn fine. My little 125 never gave me any probs with a solid rear end. don't give up yet...

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 09:33 PM

i got hit in the head today by a hand dolly, the one atv was on it at the time (used it to lift the front off the ground). News flash, catapults hurt....

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 09:36 PM

Hey Alan, I do you think a 250 chain drive rear axle and front end can be switched to a 230 shaft drive??




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