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Mike Cummings
Intermediate Member
Username: Hydromike

Post Number: 80
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 141.149.254.227

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Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 10:45 am:   

Chris,
Your machine is a Sierra Trail Boss, and it looks to have been pretty seriously modified. My guess is that it's about 30 years old. The original engine, likely a single cylinder two stroke, sat toward the middle of the machine, under the cover. This big twin (looks like a Briggs and Stratton?) is mounted up high (really, really high), and someone's cut a good portion of the plastic away to fit the engine. I don't know if the drive belt set up is good or bad, but take into account that it's been customized. The trail boss essentially has two transmissions (the yellow boxes in the back). These transmissions can go from forward to reverse by just moving the sticks from forward to reverse. I don't know a lot about the durability of them as a whole; perhaps someone else can speak to that. The turf tires won't offer you much traction in any sort of terrain.

As far as a good deal, you'll have to be the judge of that, and if it's what you're looking for. I'd be running away (quickly) and looking for an Attex, Argo, Max, Hustler, that hasn't been modified, and has a tried and true original drive setup.

Good luck!