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gary

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'04 400ex. is the frame aluminum or steel? i'm 99% sure it's steel, but i could've swore i read it's aluminum somewhere, and i can't find any definitive info yet online...my buddy flipped my wife's quad, it's now got a bent stem and a bent stem mount area on the frame itself, along with a couple small cracks at the welds. gonna attempt to bend the frame area back, new stem is on it's way. also gonna try to weld up the cracks, maybe add a few gussets in that area? frame is painted/powdercoated, so it's steel, right???? but i swore i read somewhere that the frame is aluminum...
 

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I know on my 2001 400EX it is all steel even the subframe just grab a fridge magnet and see if it sticks to the frame, but I am pretty sure it is steel.
 

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'04 400ex. is the frame aluminum or steel? i'm 99% sure it's steel, but i could've swore i read it's aluminum somewhere, and i can't find any definitive info yet online...my buddy flipped my wife's quad, it's now got a bent stem and a bent stem mount area on the frame itself, along with a couple small cracks at the welds. gonna attempt to bend the frame area back, new stem is on it's way. also gonna try to weld up the cracks, maybe add a few gussets in that area? frame is painted/powdercoated, so it's steel, right???? but i swore i read somewhere that the frame is aluminum...

I don't know squat about quads but that is some fugly arsed mig welds on mild steel.
 

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yeah, the welds are fairly hideous all over it. there's plenty of pieces of wire sticking out from other welds, too. how hard is it to yank off unused wire?

i never even thought about the magnet idea...that'll settle it, quick...thanks!
 

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'04 400ex. is the frame aluminum or steel? i'm 99% sure it's steel, but i could've swore i read it's aluminum somewhere, and i can't find any definitive info yet online...my buddy flipped my wife's quad, it's now got a bent stem and a bent stem mount area on the frame itself, along with a couple small cracks at the welds. gonna attempt to bend the frame area back, new stem is on it's way. also gonna try to weld up the cracks, maybe add a few gussets in that area? frame is painted/powdercoated, so it's steel, right???? but i swore i read somewhere that the frame is aluminum...

Its steel for sure! Mine was 04 as well and had some fugly welds. Sold that thing quick and bought a CRF450R! :D
 

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buddy paid for all new parts(again), but isn't mechanical.....or much of a rider, i spose ;)

my wife says he's banned, that's his 3rd "incident" on her quad in just over a year.
 

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buddy paid for all new parts(again), but isn't mechanical.....or much of a rider, i spose ;)

my wife says he's banned, that's his 3rd "incident" on her quad in just over a year.

You're buddy needs to start breaking his own stuff.


First rule of a borrowed bike: you break it, you buy it.
Second rule of a borrowed bike: you ride it, you wash it.
 

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You always return something borrowed in better condition than when you borrowed it.
 

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or the more common.

"hell... it ain't my bike"

or

"your bike is a p.o.s. it made me crash"

finally

"dude... sorry... I gotta go"

usually this is all after the pre ride conversation

"hey dude.. take it easy with my bike and don't crash"

usually followed by

"don't worry dude, I'm a professional"

:D:D
 
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