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Thread: 85R 3 years and still going

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2002

    85R 3 years and still going

    Hi, this is my first posting and thought I would share my long dragged out resto.I have my 86R I bought new and raced for two years and had no intrest in doing another resto. Then one day a customer called wanting to know if I wanted to trade a couple of hours labor for a 3wheeler so I said I would take a look. When he arrived and begane backing into the driveway I had to stop myself from ripping it off the trailer before he stopped haha! First thing I saw was the shorttrack tank then on to the durablue swing arm and the gold front frorks!
    So thats how this one started over 3 years ago. Here is a quick run down so far as what has been done.
    powdercoated frame, candy apple red
    powdercoated swingarm & misc parts, black
    all hardware is gold cad plated
    Motor, rebuilt crank,.060 wiseco,hinson basket,quickchange and counter bearing holder,nacs mag ,waterpump cover and kicker,cool head, duncan reed cage,paul turner head pipe and fatboy 2 silencer.
    JB racing swingarm
    atvinnovations rear brake caliper "go figure"
    team axle and carrier
    I am getting a buch of parts together now to get anodize. I will try to post pics and keep updating as i finish it up. Thanks for checking it out ,Glenn.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    That's turning out real nice! Keep us posted.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Southern MN
    to the worlds greatest 3 wheeler website! It looks like you have a beautiful project going on, and cant wait to see it finished. Do you plan on doing some flat track racing with it? That would be awesome. Hope to see you stick around, and keep us updated with new pics!!!
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  4. #4
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    Nov 2002
    Thanks for the welcome guys. No im sure i wont ride it there toys to me.I will keep updated as I go!

  5. #5
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    Oct 2006
    Surprise AZ. In the garage working on trikes.
    Very nice!!!.....while probably most trikers are looking at the motor/frame....I am over the boxes of hardware....

    What is the vinly die for?????

  6. #6
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    Dec 2008
    Monroe MI
    Nice looking project, lots-o-goodies, sweet color on the frame.
    Last edited by MonroeMike; 12-06-2010 at 09:39 AM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    awesome project!!!!! I'm excited to start my restore soon ont he 200x I'm doing up. getting the engine working correctly before i tear the bike down for a full beauty restore!
    I'm just a squirrel "Trying" to get a nut!

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    Oct 2008
    Kansas City, KS
    Looks amazing really really clean and everything looks brand new....pretty sure most of it is. what are you going to do for tank and plastics? Keep the short track and dye it black? Guessing thats what the rit dye is for I used to use it all the time to die wheels on rc cars. Or I could just be way off.

    2005 CRF450R Alum Frame build done, switching to inverts.
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  9. #9
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    Oct 2002
    Where id such nice plated hardware come from?? please share!!

    Looks nice, I wanna see the forks too!!
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Close audioworks the rit die is for the air scoops for the frame. Im going to keep the shot track tank but am looking for another to paint white the tank I got is to nice to touch also going white fenders. Dirtcrasher I had the hardware replated I have a local place that does up to 100 lbs for $75.00 . Makes life easy!

  11. #11
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    Feb 2009
    very cool project,want to see it completed.
    1985 ATC 250R
    . Team Red Trike

  12. #12
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    Mar 2008
    EastGreenbush, newyork
    that looks pretty sick so far!! Frame color looks great with the gold hardware.

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    3tigers is offline At The Back Of The Pack Arm chair racerAt the back of the pack
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    glen,scrap that terd and lets do the cagiva's!! haha
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  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2006
    and to the boards.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3tigers View Post
    glen,scrap that terd and lets do the cagiva's!! haha
    How about you come get my Cagiva and do it first ( for free of course ) that way you could get some practice before you tear into yours
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  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2002

    85r build 3+ years and still going

    Back at it again and hope to stay with it till it done. I have the seat and front rim being made.I got a pile of parts i have to polish and off to anodize then I can assemble the front end and axle.
    I just rebuilt the rear master and got the front caliper cleaned up.Going to try to resurface the front rotor today on a flywheel grinder ill let you know how that turns out. Thats all for now. Thanks for looking!
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