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01-07-2003, 02:34 PM

did the 1986 suzuki 230 quadsports come with shaft or chain drive? IF both, can the motors be interchanged?


01-07-2003, 03:38 PM
Quad sports had chain and The Quad runner had shaft drive. I am not sure if they will inter change

01-07-2003, 05:53 PM

They came with both, CodyDogs. THe ones with shaft were 5 Speed Autoclutch w/ e-start and the ones with chain were Manual with a sideways kicker.

and theres no feasable way to interchange engines without more work than its worth....and thats alot.

01-08-2003, 11:09 AM
thanks for the responses. Anyone have a motor for the chain drive model?

01-08-2003, 09:35 PM
i believe 300ex is correct, I have a quadsport, its chain drive, manual clutch. I BELIVE the quadrunner was shaft, and auto plus electric. ( I think)

01-11-2003, 03:31 PM
They were available in both, Holic. Both models were "Quadsports" but had differant ID's (LT230E may have been it but I beleive it could be differant as the quadrunners were LT's in the late 80's).

03-28-2004, 08:59 PM
The quadsport LT230S is chain-drive, manual cluch, air-cooled...

And its not all the Quadrunner is shaft-drive...the Quadrunner 250 2X4 198? is chain-drive, but all quadsport ares chain-drive...

the 300ex engine is too big to fit in a small frame as the LT230S...so you can fit a 250cc liquid-cooled engine...(that what i do)... :twisted:

09-09-2004, 02:47 AM
I have an 87' LT230E quadrunner with electric start, chain drive, and a pull starter instead of a kick starter. Ryan

10-01-2004, 11:16 PM
Hey, you wouldn`t happen to have and fenders for the quadrunner would you. If you do i would be happy to buy them off you.