Can-am/MT350 love child.

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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by Rocketron2 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:05 am

Amazing workmanship, i am stunned at your expertise, Cant wait to see the finished job. Takes me all my time just to remove the back wheel from my canam to fit new shoes.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by deadgrass. » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:29 am

I too am enjoying following this creation,workmanship some of us can only dream of,thanks for taking the time to detail it.

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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:37 am

Had a bit of a fail on Saturday. Turned out those shocks i overhauled were the wrong ones i should have done the other pair that were next to them on the shelf :oops:
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by mt bandit » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:22 pm

bloody hell , i wish i lived next door to you, :) fantastic
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:24 pm

Couple more bits done.

Made a bush to replace the rubber and metal sleeve on the rear brake plate where the arm attaches. Not sure how many know this the rear drum back plate thing "what ever its called" has to be able to move freely with the arm removed. Other wise it stops the rear suspension working.
ImageRear brake bush by Tony Crowe, on Flickr

Rear sprocket. What you can't see is the internal seal. This alloy plate should stop the sprocket flexing i have had two crack the hub in the past.
ImageRear sprocket by Tony Crowe, on Flickr

Still messing around with the height of the forks. Standard KDX height on the right lowered on the left.
ImageIMG_20160122_165030 by Tony Crowe, on Flickr
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:26 pm

Still a long way to go and a lot of things to finish.

ImageGetting built. by Tony Crowe, on Flickr
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by 350biker » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:54 am

Coming on nicely Tony. Thanks for keeping us informed on the progress.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by jungleMTbiker » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:00 pm

So how is this going now? Surely you must have had a chance to test ride it?
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Tue May 03, 2016 11:55 am

jungleMTbiker wrote:So how is this going now? Surely you must have had a chance to test ride it?
I have done a bit of the wiring and made a relay holder.

Then i got distracted fixing the aeroplane and my old BMW 540 need lots of attention and haven't touched the Can-am it since.

I will pick the project back up again sometime soon.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by Timtim » Thu May 12, 2016 7:52 pm

Nice conversion, she should go like a rocket. I was wondering if you had the original engine I need a decent 250 bottom end. There should be loads out there but I am struggling to track one down.

Also do you know of any Can Am Bombardier forums out there? All the ones I find are either out of use or for the modern stuff.


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