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the chain broke on the bike and broke a hole in the case. need either a case or a rebuildable engine anyone have any links to either please let me know. the bike is low to mid 90s but im sure there all the same

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Any chance you know a welder that could just patch up the hole? I wouldn't think the chain could do enough damage to require a new engine. If you do go the replacement route, they are all the same from '85 on up to when they stopped making them in '00.

Psycho

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The cases are matched so you would have to get both halves. If welding won't work, I know I seen them on ebay every once in a while. I would also think a motercycle salvage yard would have one. I can't imagine that cases ar big sellers.

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Might give these folks a call they are local to me and have a wrecked 96 xt350 with very few miles on it and the engine is good. try Outback Motorsports @ (706) 374-3470

Denny

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Curious, was this a 428 size chain that broke on your bike???? I am flabbergast that Yamaha has put a 4000lb +,-, tensile strength chain on this little beast. Definately, if you use your 350 for dirt, upgrade the final drive to 520 size, 7000lb +,-. It took me some searching to find the specs on 520 spockets that fit. I do not have the info with me but could get it for you if you like.

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I rode my '93 with the stock chain set-up for 16 years through the gnarliest offroad conditions you can imagine and only had 1 chain failure, at the master-link. If properly adjusted, I think the 428 can hang just fine. Only my personal opinion. Now if you modify the bike to give a ton more power, pop the clutch on the street a bunch, or have the chain adjusted too tight, it may be a different story. Good luck with getting your cases mended. Also, the XT350 thread over on ADVrider has all the part numbers for the 520 conversion.

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