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Well the Quadrunner took longer to break down than I thought. It's in pieces and on the shelf. The King Quad is ready to go get a bath, pulled the front brake shoes so it rolls easy. I'm digging this old girl. No slop in the driveline. Pull and clean the carb and I'll see what happens.
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A new thought is since axles for a 1999 king quad are just about impossible to find, thinking not much luck on other parts if I tear the engine apart?
Sad to dump this with 600 miles on it.
Oh well, guess older rigs not such a hot deal.
Thanks to all for the information & help.
 

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Aj posted earlier on your original post that he got an axle from a dealer. They are on ebay but the ones I showed you are outrageous. Put an looking to buy in the classified section here. I may have a spare but it'll take me a while to be sure I don't need it. Don't give up yet. Have you pulled it apart enough to be sure it's the axle itself that's bad?
 

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The sad reality is that replacement axles are costly unless you can find one on eBay or elsewhere. Like I previously mentioned, I paid $290CAD per axle, so x2. Couple that with labour and taxes it cost me around $780 in total for that repair. You鈥檇 obviously pay more by going through the dealer since the axles will likely be OEM. Seems expensive, but my original axles did 10,000 kilometres before I had to change them. So it鈥檚 worth it in the long run if you can鈥檛 locate axle someplace else.

The following link below is that of Powersports Nation, who specialize mostly in used parts. Their inventory constantly changes so you may have to revisit their site several times and hope you鈥檒l come across one. So this is also another option if you don鈥檛 want to spend the money to get new OEM replacements.


 

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The sad reality is that replacement axles are costly unless you can find one on eBay or elsewhere. Like I previously mentioned, I paid $290CAD per axle, so x2. Couple that with labour and taxes it cost me around $780 in total for that repair. You鈥檇 obviously pay more by going through the dealer since the axles will likely be OEM. Seems expensive, but my original axles did 10,000 kilometres before I had to change them. So it鈥檚 worth it in the long run if you can鈥檛 locate axle someplace else.

The following link below is that of Powersports Nation, who specialize mostly in used parts. Their inventory constantly changes so you may have to revisit their site several times and hope you鈥檒l come across one. So this is also another option if you don鈥檛 want to spend the money to get new OEM replacements.


Man oh man they are pricey. Just looked at the site to see.what they had. They had some as well but almost 300 bucks. I was looking for a fan, they are hard to find.
 

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The OEM fans unfortunately are a discontinued item. They鈥檝e been discontinued for quite a long time and are extremely hard to find. They were great as they were activated by oil temperature via a oil thermo sensor. If you should ever come across one then count yourself extremely lucky. Nowadays finding one is almost like finding a needle in a haystack. Hard, but not totally impossible.

A workaround that I鈥檝e seen a lot of people use is a spal fan. Which is essentially is a fan for a PC, (Personal Computer). They then take the fan and install it on the screen mesh that鈥檚 in front of the engine with zip ties, aiming it towards the head of the engine. Which is essentially where the OEM fan would be installed and pointed at. Then they wire the fan to a toggle switch which allows you the ability to turn it on/off whenever crossing creeks/rivers, or whenever the engine鈥檚 not hot.

There are several different spal fans available that all have different CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute) ranges. It鈥檚 all dependant on how much you want to spend on one and the volume of air that you鈥檇 like it to move towards the head. Obviously a spal fan won鈥檛 be as efficient as the actual OEM unit. But it鈥檚 better then nothing and will definitely help a bit.

As for the axles, they want $300 per axle now, even in the U.S..? Wow.!! I had paid $290 per axle several years back when I had that repair done. Will have to double check that invoice to see when that was now. I鈥檇 honestly hate to see how much one axle costs now in Canada. Wouldn鈥檛 be surprise though if it was now around $350. Yikes..!!
 

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Thanks for the info. Years ago I restored a Bayou 300. They also had an optional fan, which of course was impossible to find. I was able to find a fan on some Japanese car in the junkyard. I used that to blow on the motor. Rigged with a switched relay. That was back in Virginia where summer could be hot. Here in little Saskatchewan it never gets over 26c so probably don't need it, but I'll be working this machine hard and would rather be safe than sorry. I'll rig something I'm sure. I just found these axles at a reasonable price but of course they don't offer any for the 300 King Quad.

 

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So I just checked my invoices for my 300 KQ, and I had the axles replaced in 2011. Further back then I thought I did, (12 years ago). But the mileage was also higher then I originally thought when I had them replaced, 11,748 kilometres, (7,299 miles).

Each axle back then cost $274.95. So I was off on that by $15.05. And the bill was a bit lower then I remembered as well, $731,65. I had originally stated around $780, but I was off by $48.35. Well I was close on both fronts at least, lol. Still hurt the wallet though.

I also had a tune up performed on it in 2016 even though it was running fine. Figured after 16 years it deserved a freshening up, (Tune Up). They did the ultrasonic cleaning on the carb and replaced the needle and seat. They also checked the valves and they were still within spec back then to my amazement. Guess I missed that part on the invoice when I had originally received it, lol. But hey, it鈥檚 23 years later and she still starts like a champ. Bet if I got the valves inspected again they鈥檇 probably still be fine and within spec.
 
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I'm amazed at how clean this machine is under the undercoating. These machines lived on the same patch of mountain their whole career. The whole thing is coated with a thin layer of the clay there. It's like it was dipped in it. And then baked. 馃榾. Scrub it off and the black paint looks brand new. Hardly any rust. There was no oil leak per se, long time seepage around barrel and head. Crazy weather, 45 when I woke up, 13 tonight, and spitting snow now..
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Thanks for the info. Years ago I restored a Bayou 300. They also had an optional fan, which of course was impossible to find. I was able to find a fan on some Japanese car in the junkyard. I used that to blow on the motor. Rigged with a switched relay. That was back in Virginia where summer could be hot. Here in little Saskatchewan it never gets over 26c so probably don't need it, but I'll be working this machine hard and would rather be safe than sorry. I'll rig something I'm sure. I just found these axles at a reasonable price but of course they don't offer any for the 300 King Quad.

Here's the fan I found.
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Now this surprised me, just knew it was going to be a battle,
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but pulled right out with a bit of a tug. Ready to finish stripping and drop in the ultrasonic gizmo. I love these impacts for taking carbs apart. No more stripped heads.
 

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That bowl's got some nice sludge there but doesnt seem too bad. I've seen worse. Those bowl gaskets usually disintegrate. That jet on top looks to be rusted in pretty good. What year is this King again?
 
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