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Hey all,

Just picked up my first four wheeler as a 50th birthday present to me.

2006 800EFI Sportsman
2" lift
29.5 Outlaws
Gorilla axles
3500lb winch
Possible clutch kit (Still trying to figure out what all has been done to it)

Concerns:

I bought some one else's headache!

Front lift was done by cutting upper spring mounts and re-welding in a lower position.
Front hub assemblies (?) have been "reinforced" by welding pieces of 3/8" round stock to them.

Fenders were apparently trimmed by an angry beaver, working on correcting that.

Paint job that would look good from 100 yards away on a dark, stormy night.


After crawling over/under/around the thing and limited use it appears to run/stop/function well.

Will post pictures after it is cleaned up to where it is not embarrassing.

Lots of room for improvement so I suppose I will be here alot!

:veryhappy:
 

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You obviously didn't buy it for its looks, so if it runs and stops sounds like you are good to go. Hopefully you got it for a great price
 

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I think I paid a fair price. The tires and axles were going to happen anyway so that was a plus. Now I just need to get familiar with the thing and check everything that needs checking. Feel free to throw ideas at me! (Remember, I have never owned one of these)
 

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Good luck with it. Some projects turn out better than you thought they would at first glance.
 

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Finished straightening out the rear fenders. Home Depot vinyl base board and some stainless hardware. I cut away all the chewed up plastic about 1/8" below the break line hoping the bend will maintain some of the structural integrity and scre4wed it all together. We will see how it holds up to Louisiana summers!
 

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Looks like a good fix! I'll have to remember about that vinyl base board.
 

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Welcome to the board!
 

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I've been looking for a rear rack extension and could not find anything under $100. With (2) 90* fittings, (4) T's and 6 feet of 1/2" black pipe I made one that is not pretty but works really well, for under $40. I used the cash saved for a set of Ricochet A arm guards.
 

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Welcome to the forums!
Looks like you've made a good start on it, Buddy.
 

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OK, plan B. Both hubs are frozen onto the bearing races and the bearings are sealed units. Go for a bearing replacement at a later date.
 

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I've been looking for a rear rack extension and could not find anything under $100. With (2) 90* fittings, (4) T's and 6 feet of 1/2" black pipe I made one that is not pretty but works really well, for under $40. I used the cash saved for a set of Ricochet A arm guards.
Nice improv job on the rear rack extension.
 
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