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SocalBullseye posted a topic in Banshee AppearanceHello everybody names Rob, go by Bullseye. Just purchased my first ATV yesterday. Previous owner didn't tell me much besides it needing the carbs tuned and the clutch engages very slow near lever being all the way out. Doesn't stall if i engage it. He didnt mention the mods it has and was wondering you guys can spot out aftermarket parts on it. I see the pipes are toomey. Popular I see. Also previous owner wrote some stuff under seat about the jetting i believe. Its spits out oil/fuel from right tip and just a few min ago it kind of stopped working. Only left was blowing. https://imgur.com/a/i49JE7y#SYkA4ke
Thought I'd start a thread here first and introduce myself before I dive into other sections of the forum and begin my banshee project that's been on my bucket list for quite some time. So I've been riding for about 25 years but I've never owned a two-stroke. Growing up on the east coast I started with a Yamaha moto 100 then a timberwolf in the trails and hills of Virginia. I eventually wanted more sport so I saved and bought a warrior. I wanted a blaster but I was too tall to really not feel totally cramped. I had a buddy growing up whose parents bought him a brand new banshee in the 90s and I still remember how sweet I thought it was. My warrior had some mods but I swear all I remember to this day was how awesome that banshee sounded and how bad the dirt tasted when I would chase him around the track. All I could think was "one day, bucket list, I will own a banshee!" In high school, I moved to a honda 400ex when they debuted in 1999 and then in college I moved up to a trx450r. The 450r was left in the barn when I graduated college and Went into the military. Two years later, I finally settled for my first real assignment in Valdosta Georgia, I met my father in North Carolina and brought my 450r back to Valdosta where I began riding motocross again. We began making trips to Durham plantation outside Atlanta (awesome riding park) and I got the itch for more power and a overhaul on the whole bike. I stripped it to the frame and brought it back to life complete with new plastics, fox LT suspension, powdercoat and about every other part you can think of--the hp was up from the upper 30s to low 50s. It was a blast. One of my friends I met in Georgia had a 01 banshee--again(not bragging) but, I was faster around the track and on the trails we rode--but I would look at his banshee and still think "one day, bucket list". At one point I also owned a modified piped/tuned trx700xx in addition to the 450r while in Georgia--ground clearance was king in some of the trails we were riding and the IRS in the 700 was a beast. I sold it when we moved from Georgia. Fast forward 5 years Now I live in Tucson, my wife and I made several trips to Glamis with friends and we are pretty hooked. We both love the dunes. My friend from Valdosta with the banshee (now also stationed in Tucson)went with us on our last trip. His banshee and my 450r were about equal dragging in the dunes but his bike is only mildly tuned. Sitting around the fire on our last trip I started thinking banshee again. Now it seems like I have a great place to build a fast banshee and give it plenty of open dunes to let it romp. My 450r is a blast in the dunes and it's not going anywhere but I think I am getting the urge to finally buy a banshee and build it to make some serious power. Not a drag bike but a healthy, stout 70-90hp bike that is also duneable. Hopefully this forum is the answer to all of my questions and you guys can steer me in the right direction. So that's my story, if you made it this far, thank you for reading. I'm currently deployed so I have already spent several days pouring over the forum reading about cub builds, reeds, domes, bigger carbs, and overdrive transmissions. I look forward to meeting and learning from you guys. Now to figure out what kinda used banshee to buy....must make plans;)