★ Russianred's 1999 "Cheetah" Banshee Build ★

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  1. Russianred

    Russianred Snail Spools You!

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    Just traded one of my ATVs for this epitome of a four wheeler, not letting this one go for anything. This one is like the skyline of quads to me, fully built through and through. 2-stroke 350cc TWIN (700cc). Two Heads, Two Pipes, Two Carbs. Can't exactly get one much faster than this! My plans for this one are to keep it, because one can never find another one like it, anywhere. This Banshee was rebuilt about a year ago and barely ridden. The fully built Cheetah stroker motor puts out about 90 WHP and reach 130+ MPH. If you're a fellow off-road enthusiast you know how rare and badass these particular Yamahas are. Thoughts, ideas for improvement, discussion welcome! I would like to continue adding modifications to it to turn it into a complete gem.

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    Modification List:

    Custom Cheetah Stroker Engine

    Billet Machined Block
    Hot Rod Crank
    Weisco Rods
    Weisco Pistons
    ProDesign Cool Heads
    VForce 3 Reeds x2
    Keihin Carbs x2
    K&N Open Air Filters
    Chrome Boost Bottle
    All Cascade Chrome Engine Plating
    Centrifugal Racing Clutch
    Lexan Clear View Case

    Twist Throttle
    Vito's Racing Full Pipes & Jets x2
    LoneStarRacing Handlebars
    Cascade Skulls Radiator Shield
    Cascade Billet Handlebar Plate
    Cascade Billet Gas Cap
    Cascade Billet Brake Reservoir Cap
    Cascade Seat Cover
    Cascade Billet Brake Caliper Plate
    Performance Sprocket
    Extended Swing Arm
    Custom Rear Brake Rotor
    SS Rims
    CST Ambush Tires

    I'm probably missing some thing which I haven't found yet!
     
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    cmgreensr Well-Known Member

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    Not a 4 wheeling man cause quite frankly, where I live, you couldn't ride 5 feet without hitting another house but that thing sure is purtty!
     
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    Very nice red thats a great find. I've been looking to pick up a pair of quads for my family. Not looking at anything nearly that aggressive. Looking forward to some footage.
     
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    I can't see the pics at work, i'll take a peek later. The cheetah kit bumps it up to 421cc about 210cc per cylinder. They have potential for a lot of power, I think the highest I have seen was 105HP with all the supporting mods of course, might have been on alcohol. Vito's pipes are nice, but personally I prefer Toomey pipes. They sound amazing... I'll have to swing by and check this thing out some time.
     
  5. Russianred

    Russianred Snail Spools You!

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    For sure Justin anytime bro! Hey do you also know Jason who works at Bonanza? He lives literally a few houses down from you. I just recently traded him for his blue Blaster ;)

    Thanks for the kind words guys, yeah this is definitely a sport that is to be respected. Any foolishness can be the last.

    Yeah I'll definitely get some footage and post it. Literally like a bat outta hell.. Like a Banshee! :D
     
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    I don't ride, but my friends do. One has a Banshee with a fully rebuilt motor, 350 bored to a 397, Toomey exhaust and other internal mods. Thing is stupid fast, Banshees are the ****. Awesome quad man!
     
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    Jeesh, you were down the street and didn't even stop in to say hi? Next time your around you should stop in for a ride in the cars. The e30 is finished, and the talon should be done this weekend.
     
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    OMG!!! What a beauty!!! I kick myself for selling mine. There is quite nothing like a Banshee, and the classicness about them, plus the rarity, and the raw power is just incredible! Nice find, hold onto that gem :beer:
     
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    Russianred Snail Spools You!

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    ^ Thanks Dan! Get another one if you can, they will be extremely valuable as the years go on. Had a recent issue with this one where the lower ball joint fell off downward on the trail, luckily I had just started going and was not going fast. Going to replace all 4 front control arms with new ones and likely chrome dip them! :love: I believe that if I chrome dip the control arms and rear swing arm/axle, this will tremendously raise the value more than what it's worth already..
     

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