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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,
Just a brief intro.
I recently purchased a 2002 foreman 450 ES that's been sadly neglected. Only has 3900 kms and 3190 hours on it, but it's been used extensively on a farm and appearance isn't great.
I've managed to source most of the bits I need to get it to a stage that I like, but I'm having a bugger of a time trying to find a left hand side floorboard. Any help would be appreciated.
TIA...Roger from s/w Western Aus
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 09:51 PM
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welcome to the site
that is a rather HIGH amount of hours, so heads up, time for a compression test IMO
as for finding floor boards, have you tried places like E bay?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome...
Compression seems fine. Pulls like a tractor, no smoke or oil useage. Valves need adjusting and I removed the sparkplug that looked like it hadn't been touched in over a decade (hardly any electrode left).
It's missing all the skid plates except the one on the front and I'm slowly discovering other issues, but apart from these things, it's an honest machine and they're hard to find second-hand over here. Market is flooded with cheap chinese crap - anything japanese holds its value and second hand bikes are sold privately within minutes of being advertised for sale.
So my wish list for now comprises left hand floor-board, belly skid plate and rear diff skid plate. Would appreciate any pointers. I've checked out fleabay both here and in the US and there doesn't seem to be much on offer sadly.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 09:12 AM
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Seems to be some rear differential skid plates on this page below.......... Very interesting to hear about the flooded Chinese junk and the real atv's selling used immediately. Not to rub it in at all, but a reminder how good we have it over here. Used Foreman 500 2007 go for about $2500 and sometimes way newer and way better deal. We'll try and do our best to help out.

If that doesn't do it, let me know and I will post some places that part out bikes and sell used parts online. I would now but the links are on a different computer. There's a service manual link down in my signature if you happen to need that too.



https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...lates&_sacat=0

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 12:50 PM
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you can try searching some of the USA ATV salvage yards for parts, as there are many out there, also can place an add on sites like this looking for parts, but will be harder I gather to find folks willing to ship oversea's to you?
but never know?
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