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    350x barn finds

    So I bought a pair of 350xs. Saw them in the background of a listing for a 110, and was the first person to inquire so I was able to buy them. One is a 85, the other 86. The same guy bought both brand new and they have never been separated. The 85 was competitively raced until quads took over. Both lost their engines to trx250 quads in roughly 1991. The 85 has beefed up front forks and had a custom rear shock, but it is now gone. I have intentions of putting both back together, but the 85 will have its turn 1st. It is more complete. Supposedly itís original engine is still around my local area and still running, so I might have to attempt to track it down. The 86 will probably be a 300ex powered unit.
    I think I over payed at 600$ for the pair, there isnít much there to start with, but hey a pair of 350s with good heritage, I canít complain! What do you guys think?







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    Nice find. I wish I could be so lucky. Hoping to find a parts machine someday locally.
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    Glad your going to save them! It's a shame the motors were taken out but that's the way it goes. Good luck with the rebuild!

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    cool score! I would have had a hard time not buying them. jim
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    I would have bought them too. If your happy with the price that's all that matters, you could part one out and get your money back, then build the other with a 300.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrConcdid View Post
    I would have bought them too. If your happy with the price that's all that matters, you could part one out and get your money back, then build the other with a 300.
    I could, but Iíd rather take my time and put them
    Both together. Plus they have been together since they were new, why separate them now.


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    I was going to say you overpaid because there's no, No Fear stickers on them, but the Camel Racing sticker makes up for that

    In seriousness, good find. One of the better parts is they're a bit of a clean slate. Drop that 300EX engine in without shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATC King View Post
    I was going to say you overpaid because there's no, No Fear stickers on them, but the Camel Racing sticker makes up for that

    In seriousness, good find. One of the better parts is they're a bit of a clean slate. Drop that 300EX engine in without shame.
    Im looking for a complete 300ex. Gotta set some money aside and pick one up. I find them between 800-1000 in my area.


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    I have 3 or so bottom ends in parts. I also have all the spacers and details needed to bolt a 300ex motor in fully. Its not a true bolt in but its rather simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskool83 View Post
    I have 3 or so bottom ends in parts. I also have all the spacers and details needed to bolt a 300ex motor in fully. Its not a true bolt in but its rather simple.
    When I find a 300ex I might have to message you for some measurements on the spacers.


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    I have a build thread on here documented how I did it. I ended up selling it off due to some reasons.

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    If you're willing to pay.....uh.....sit down for this.......$3k.....then Powersports Surplus on fB has a 350X engine

    Good luck on the build(s). Gotta keep the trikes going


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    Legendary find! Good job!!

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    600$ for a pair is nothing, frames alone are 400$ these days, front calipers (esp the brackets) aren't too cheap either. And that's just 2 parts off of each roller...

    Unless you want the amenities of a 300EX motor, you should be able to find a 350X motor pretty easy. The bottom ends are basically bulletproof, unless the chain goes thru the stator cover. And the top ends you just need to find one with good cam journals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtcrasher View Post
    600$ for a pair is nothing, frames alone are 400$ these days, front calipers (esp the brackets) aren't too cheap either. And that's just 2 parts off of each roller...

    Unless you want the amenities of a 300EX motor, you should be able to find a 350X motor pretty easy. The bottom ends are basically bulletproof, unless the chain goes thru the stator cover. And the top ends you just need to find one with good cam journals.

    I'm gearing up to cut valve seats and resurface all air cooled Honda cylinder heads, I've even got the new addition to the shop built. I'll be all set shortly, fingers crossed!!
    I would like to fine a running machine in order to scavenge not only the engine but also exhaust, carb, and wiring from. I have my eyes on a trx250x that has a 350x engine in it. Sounds like it needs a cam chain, but otherwise has everything I need. My main issue with trying to source a 350 engine is mostly financial. Most engines in my area are around the 2k range, but I can buy a running 300ex for less than 1k.


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