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John Deere Trailfire

Postby snowmobiledude » December 4th, 2001, 12:09 pm

I have a 1982 John Deere Trailfire snowmobile. I broke the recoil housing and have been searching for some time for a new housing. It has a 440 Kawasaki engine in it and any help finding a new housing would greatly be appreciated.
Ride it like it's stolen.

If you ain't breakin it you ain't racin it.
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Postby Snoguy » December 6th, 2001, 5:08 am

I too have an 82 JD Trailfire(cranks over hard,high compression) There must be snowmobile salvage dealers in your area? But I see you said new. Did that mean brand new or just new to you? I realize anything I say won't be of much help, being a few states over(WI) but didn't want you to think nobody wants to help.(lack of replys)Snoguy
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Postby yamaha-sucks » December 9th, 2001, 12:59 pm

go to joe and matts john deere page someone in the classifeds will set you up
www.jdsleds.com
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Postby snowmobiledude » December 9th, 2001, 11:49 pm

I just meant new to me. As long as it it in one piece and it fits the sled i am fine with it. Thanks.
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If you ain't breakin it you ain't racin it.
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Postby JD440 » December 19th, 2001, 1:16 am

Gi'day
I have a 80 Liquifire i would like to some day
restore.
The only real problem I have is with the recoil starter. For some reason it destroys the
kimpex replacement kit after about 30 or 40 pulls
The compression is really high on this engine
I did look for a replacment to no avail
My Uncle is a machinest I might have to hire
him to fix this problem (redo the recoil)
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Postby yamaha-sucks » December 20th, 2001, 3:21 am

you can buy a nos recoil for $80 bucks from a place in eagle river, wi. go to www.jdsleds.com,
click on parts, and it will take you to the Image Enterprises website. the owner does not answer e-mail, so you will have to call. he has every part that you will ever need for any 1980's john deere. most of the stuff is nos, but some is used. he is a little pricey, but the parts are worth the money, not cheap crap here, just orginals.

**a word of advice, kimpex is cheap garbage.**

thanks
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