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Tacoma's "Second Chance 300FW" Build Thread

tacoma_20022010-08-10 05:08:40 +0000 #1
I figured that I needed a dedicated build thread for each of my 300's, so heres my official "Second Chance 300FW" build thread!


Its really been too cold or rainy to ride, but I do have good news....

I'll be going friday to pick up the donor bike (1998 Honda 300 4x4) for the 4x conversion !

Pretty much just getting a frame with the engine forward, but those are only parts I'll need.

Soon to come:

4x conversion

Engine build


Clutch kit


No-slip front locker

Next winter you'll get to see a custom lift with Gorilla axles and Cryo'd gears.
bigbullelk2010-08-10 05:24:28 +0000 #2
Great thread. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the 98 donor. Glad to know much of it will be resurrected.
tacoma_20022010-08-10 05:18:10 +0000 #3

bigbullelk = '98's previous owner

Found the bike over on HL and asked him to join us here on MIMB ! Glad to see you made it over!
tacoma_20022010-08-10 06:01:45 +0000 #4
Got the head and jug dropped off at the machine shop. They had some high performance hardened valves in stock, so I let them build the head. I also dropped the jug off for a thorough mic'n to make sure that I dont need a bit of a punch. I'll keep you updated on that.

Got the 300 up on the table in the shop and pulled the Right crank cover off...man did some stuff fly out! I hear the kickstarters are a rascal to put back in, so we'll see.

On order:

Clutch kit

BR timing chain

Polaris4252010-08-10 06:20:46 +0000 #5
tacoma_20022010-08-10 07:31:46 +0000 #6
Just got off the phone with the guy at the machine shop...Looks like she has to go at "least" .030 over.

Next week I'll order


Front wheel bearings

Jet kit
Polaris4252010-08-10 06:05:08 +0000 #7
tacoma_20022010-08-10 07:40:46 +0000 #8
Clutch kit came in yesterday. Took the centrifugal apart today and was going to install the clutch kit...while I was in there I was also going to mic the clutch weight shoes to see how much wear they had...wait....what clutch weight shoes?

I'll add new clutch weights to my list of things to order next week.

I also took the time to take the manual clutch apart and mic all the clutches/spacers in it. Everything there mic'd well within' Hondas service limits, so thats a plus.

I've also decided to run a spool up front. If I dont like that I'll eventually buy a Detroit.
tacoma_20022010-08-10 06:00:10 +0000 #9
Tax money is officially IN .


Wiseco .040 over HC

Front Wheel Bearings

Wheel spacers

Spool locker

Clutch weights

Going this afternoon to look at a couple more donor bikes. I caught a sweet deal on Ebay last night, so I'll have a spare jug and piston ready to roll as well!
bump5302010-08-10 09:12:37 +0000 #10
lets see some pics of the conversion. i wish i felt like takin the time to do it, i have a 2wd at the house that culd use it.
IBBruin2010-08-10 08:11:04 +0000 #11
Me to. I've got a 250 Bear Tracker that's in need of some TLC.



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