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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:03 pm 
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Short story: (kinda NEWBIE Update/Build)
Hello, My Names is Jesse. I've had an addiction to go-karts every since I could walk. I remember the school bus would drop us off at a family friends house; in the barn was an old FL250 that rolled. I thought about it for many years, but the owners wouldn't sell it. I tried to build a go-kart like it from old lawnmowers I found at the local junkyard.
Then got my license, abandoned the go-kart and built some would say a road legal go-kart, a Honda CRX. I still thought about the FL250. Many years later when I finally made some money for myself and I tracked down and bought that exact fl250.
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It was pretty rough, but thanks to Partzilla and Ebay I rebuilt it. I realized after the first time at the ATV Park, suspension is pretty important. So I traded it for an even worse off, Modded FL350.
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The FL350 has an 340cc Snowmobile Engine welded in from a 1979 Polaris Apollo. My newbie thread:
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So after a lot of learning about Polaris P85 Clutches, Belt Alignment and width, Dayco's Website for dimensional belts (super helpful), machining and some expensive clutch tools; I finally have a strong running FL350.

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So on to the build Portion:

I purchased the Farr-Offroad bolt on subframe that uses TRX450 suspension. The kit is awesome, well thought out, welds look great, sub-frame looks super strong. The kit I bought came with all the nuts/bolts and it even came with 4 tie-rods with bell crank.

I'm in the process of painting, I made sorta Parts mobile in my Garage:
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Information online is a little scarce on this kit perhaps because its newer. I will try to provide some dimensions like height, width, and possibly weight vs stock.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:28 pm 
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UPDATE. Bolted all together, ground clearance is so amazingly high. Unable to give a measurement because I measured from the lowest point which happen to be the tubing in front of the steering shaft. That needed to be cut off to clear the new subframe. The width seems to be near 60", which is great because I only made my trailer that wide..lol

I was actually able to adjust the inner tie rod without jacking it up.
I wasn't sure how to set the tie rods. I bottomed out the adjustment on the outer tie rods, locked them in place, and made my toe adjustments using the inner tie rods. It seemed to put the pivot point of the tie rod on the bell crank nearly inline with the pivot of the A-arms. So when I force the suspension up and down, the wheels seem to stay nearly straight.

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I still need to figure out the brake lines, I ordered 27" lines with fitting attached. Hopefully I can run a line and tee it off before I go riding on sunday.

So I have some leftover front end parts if anyone is interested, will be posted in forsale.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:53 pm 
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I debated using Braided -4AN brake lines. I priced out the line, the -4AN to 3/16 Inverted flare fitting, -4AN to 10mm Banjo fitting and it seem to cost more and a bit more hassle than the premade Russel line.
The Russell 657390 Brake Hose was 27" and had the fittings I needed. I'm sure there was a cheaper way to do it, but these just seem to fit perfectly. They have a hex head on the inverted flare side that seemed to tightly fit into the stock brackets with the stock hose clip.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:18 pm 
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I love this suspension, I can goo way faster threw the trails and mud puddles.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:52 am 
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Good job with it and looks like you had some fun!

That is a pretty nice kit from Farr from what I can tell. I know his full kit sells for around $1500 without shocks. This one must be a little more affordable. Approximately how much $$ you think your into it after buying the TRX a-arm assembly, shocks, breaks, etc.? I think the only downside to this setup is not being able to run a front bumper. You may want to make a custom one to protect the front sub-frame cross bar where the front bumper used to be. One crash and your kit could be toast.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:35 pm 
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careful with that pressure washer, it will blow water right on past seals where it can't get out,


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