KarterPhil's 02 rebuild

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    Right, so just got a completely stock 2002 blaster (still has the goon tires) and have decided to rebuild the whole thing step by step. Enjoy I:I
     

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    odd place to start but I have made myself a new grab bar :)
     

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    Great looker!

    Start at the back and work forward, please dont sig quote that.:D
     
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    Just to spite you.... ;)
     
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    Just great, what are friends for.:D:D:DI:I

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    Hey man tht doesn't look like a 2002 cuz it has newer plastics and hydro brakes that's 03+
     
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    what he said, unless somebody spent a boat load of money converting that to 03+ stuff already.
     
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    Phil, you are probably best to go slow. Rebuild one thing at a time, like brakes today, ride it tomorrow, rebuild the carrier the next day, ride it the next. Trust me, this is a much better approach than tearing it all apart and trying to do mods and rebuild all at the same time. The "step-by-step" part is very important.

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    unless your going to be painting or powdercoating stuff, such as a frame, this is the best route to go...
     
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    nice job! I like home built stuff
     
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    Even then, how do you know what the final form of the frame will be until you have done all the work and rode the thing for a while? That is why I have held off on painting my frame (other than rattle-can "hammertone pewter") until I get all the bugs out.

    Drive it and keep up a the maintenance one job at a time. Don't begrudge the little bit of money it takes to make the quad right. I plan on hydraulic brakes for mine but it was only $16 for new brake shoes and $24 for all new cables and hardware. DIRT CHEAP! Those old drums work well, not fantastic, but well enough that many other things will come before I worry about hydraulic disks. Front wheel bearings were less than $10 at an industrial supply house, the rears cheap too. Fix this stuff up and these quads work wonderful.

    Don't let little things go. The cracked boot makes an air leak that leans out the engine that leads to a burnt piston and bore job. $25 put off ends up costing $250. The worn rear wheel bearings seize up while out miles from home on a trail. You piss away an afternoon for all your buddies while you try to arrange for a 4x4 to pick up your quad. The truck driver damages his truck getting your quad and wants $80 for his troubles. Rear bearings and seals are less than $25. Fix broken stuff NOW. Saves trouble in the end.

    My life lesson for all.
    Remind me of my words when I try to say "Oh, don't worry about that..."

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    its not just a rebuild, I should have mentioned this initially but i am converting this to a racing quad but i am doing it over quite a while. It used to be road registered here in the uk as an agricultural vehicle on a 52 number plate which is 2002, i will have a look at the vin later today.
     
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    I couldn't agree more! I had a nice powder coat done, then decided to go with a nology coil (which will not use the stock mount), and I wish I would of thought of that, along with removing the stupid 2stroke oil line brace! Oh well next build..... I:I

    Good stuff you backwoods bumpkin :D!
     
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    I read somewhere on here that the Blaster continued being sold in Europe for longer than it did here. They may have made the plastics change before we did in the US. :-/
     
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    i think it is a 03 because it has a 03 hood and what looks to be hydro brakes
     
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    ill have a look at the vin to see if i can identify its year, but it has all the 03-06 parts such as hydro brakes, plastics and the tors.
     
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    then its probably a 03+
     
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    hmmm, odd. the vin states that it is an 02 !!?? maybe it is a different frame unless the older frames differ from the 03-06 ones
     
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    they do take a pic under the hood and of the brake mount on the frame and tht will tell us
     

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