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just wanted to have one consolidated thread where i could update all my mods/maintenance/pics/videos in one place.

i do take GoPro videos every time i ride but the file sizes are huge (1080p) so it's somewhat tough to edit them, and then host them somewhere.


traded the 400EX for a 01 Raptor 660R. needed moar powahhhhh so this should suffice for now.

just got it delivered on 7/11/11. will need a good wash and oil change.

came with a full header and slip on Yoshimura system, new tires, brakes have 75% life left, new starter, starter bearing, flywheel, battery. K&N filter, new carbs, rebuilt top end (by a local well respected powersports shop).

it has reverse, which the 400EX didn't. this was a huge plus.

shitty pics the kid sent me.






it came with headlights, but they are not installed. i will buff them up nicely and put them on next time i go out there.





also came with a taillight, which will be going on as well.



in its new home.


wheelies and GoPro vids to come next time i ride.







some shots of my old 400EX. i am surely going to miss it.





with my friend's '05 DS650


mean little bastard.
 

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so after picking up my new to me 2001 Raptor earlier this week, i noticed that the headlights were looking nasty and yellowed. they had also seen their share of scratches, dings, and general abuse.

i didn't want to get too crazy with the restoration because i knew they'd be beat up anyways, but I wanted to at least restore some of the clarity of the lenses.

just some standard rubbing compound, elbow grease, and The Scorpions playing through the headphones ;)

i apologize for the shitty pics, they were taken with a Droid1.


left one is about half done, right one is still cloudy



getting there. you can see the difference.



all done and assembled
 

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i needed to grab a new throttle cable from the dealer to work with the thumb type throttle...so i hit the dealership early on Saturday morning, and saw this cool lil guy, maybe for mishka ;) (this is my girlfriend's nickname, her name is melissa). i realize it's a kid's quad, but the riding gear was cool for a girl!





i had to go so early that morning because i was going here all day and wouldn't have made it before they closed.




so i installed all my shit and rode a good portion of the day. some better pics after blowing everything down with compressed air, and a wash:




awesome tires:






one of my favorite parts of the styling:






update: went riding for the first time on it yesterday. big difference from the 400EX, way more power.

was able to put about 10 quad lengths on my buddys DS650 in the airstrip that we drag race on. both from a dig and a 2nd gear roll (to avoid suicidal wheelies)

didn't get to jump it much, because as i was coming up a hill to jump it for the first time....





the chain exploded and wrapped itself around the front sprocket.

so that ended my day pretty prematurely. did get a good 3-4 hours of riding time in though.

Parts ordered as of this morning:

Front sprocket Oil Seal
Front sprocket o-ring
billet aluminum case saver
92 link DID O-Ring chain
12 tooth (geared down) front sprocket (old stock one was pretty worn)


can't wait to get back out there roughly Thursday and work on it. hopefully the parts get there by then. not riding this weekend due to a Brad Paisley concert on Saturday, and then helping the girlfriend move on Sunday. we'll see. excited to see how much easier wheeliebops are with the geared down sprocket.

and after a great relaxing day of riding and wrenching:

 

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Sounds like you going through some of the same stuff I did when i got mine in December of 2010!!! Keep up the updates!!!
 

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thanks man. i will take my real camera (Nikon D90) out next time when i install all my parts and shoot some real pictures.

i really hope nothing got damaged in the tranny when the chain went...i have a bad feeling that the tranny locked up and that's what caused the chain to go. however, as a test, i started up the quad with the damaged chain removed and went through the gears, watching the front sprocket...it looked to increase speed steadily throughout the gears, all the way through 5th...hopefully nothing big happened, and it was just an old worn out chain. we will see.
 

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thanks man. i will take my real camera (Nikon D90) out next time when i install all my parts and shoot some real pictures.

i really hope nothing got damaged in the tranny when the chain went...i have a bad feeling that the tranny locked up and that's what caused the chain to go. however, as a test, i started up the quad with the damaged chain removed and went through the gears, watching the front sprocket...it looked to increase speed steadily throughout the gears, all the way through 5th...hopefully nothing big happened, and it was just an old worn out chain. we will see.
Welcome to the world of 660 Raptors. Good luck!
 

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new toys in:

 
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