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Newbie here. Got my first yamaha, 1991 big bear 350. Got it for free. Doing a restoration now so I'm sure I'll have a few questions. I'm a heavy duty mechanic by trade so I'm good with the basics, just might have some technical questions. I live in calgary alberta. Sideways pics. Not sure how to fix it on my phone lol
 

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Welcome... These guys are great. I just got here too. I'm not a snow Mexican, but my Grizzly is from the land of snow Mexicans! I keep hearing an "eh" sound when I hit the brakes hard...
 

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Welcome... These guys are great. I just got here too. I'm not a snow Mexican, but my Grizzly is from the land of snow Mexicans! I keep hearing an "eh" sound when I hit the brakes hard...
That's cause up here is snow land we don't use brakes. So when they're used it's like 'eh!? Wtf!?' ... But in all seriousness brakes are nice. But I just sold my three honda trikes, none of which had brakes lol
 

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The drum brakes on those old Yamaha's won't stay working for long either, if they work at all now.

Good bikes though all the same. I still miss my old 1994 Kodiak 400 I once owned years ago. They just don't build them that tough anymore.
 

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Welcome to GC from Maine! Free is good! Looks like you got a good start on it already. Looking forward to seeing the progress and the finished product. We like pictures here, lots of pictures!
 

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Thanks guys. She needs a bit of work. The swing arm bearings were shot but I didn't realise how shot they were. So bad the swing arm was wearing into the frame and when I took it out only one bearings came out. The other one didn't exist. The rear end itself is good bit I know it will need front drive shaft rebuild, tie rods, one cv shaft, have a bad oil leak. Think its the gasket between t case and tranny. Also both front brakes only the bottom shoe master cylinders are working. Might just need fluid and a bleed as there is no signs of leaks. Here's a pic of the swing arm pivot bolts lol
 

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Hey...grmpy..Welcome to GC from Wisconsin.

This is tooo funny..six 4x4's with bracing holding up that machine worktable?? But you drove (or pushed)the Griz up there on two 1x12' ramps.:rocker:

 
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Hey...grmpy..Welcome to GC from Wisconsin.

This is tooo funny..six 4x4's with bracing holding up that machine worktable?? But you drove (or pushed)the Griz up there on two 1x12' ramps.



Lol reogem! I never would've noticed that had you not said something! Sounds like like the Bear is pretty ruff shape. Have fun. Currently fixing up a '02 660cc Grizz freebe.
 

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Welcome to GC.

WTH is a warm blooded creature like you doing in a cold blooded environment?



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Hey...grmpy..Welcome to GC from Wisconsin.

This is tooo funny..six 4x4's with bracing holding up that machine worktable?? But you drove (or pushed)the Griz up there on two 1x12' ramps.


I actually built it strong enough for the maching. Has 6 legs and lots of bracing lol and the ramps... That was sketchy. My ramps were at work in my personal truck as I took the service truck home. Had milk crates a few feet down the boards to try and supports but it did manage to drive up. Boards were cranking and didn't like it. I'm a little surprised it worked to be honest.
 
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