I have a 1980 John Deere Trailfire 440 for sale. Engine runs excellent. Never rebuilt. Approx 2000 miles on sled. Seat is in near perfect condition. Track is intact, but metal cleats are in really bad shape(I have welded about 10 of them back togethter). Lots of good parts. Carb was rebuilt two years ago, but was never adjusted quite rite. Hood is in rough shape, so is windshield. Dash is almost completely gone(lots of duct tape). Speedo works(had a custom cable made years ago). Brake lever and cable are gone. Throttle lever is junk, throttle cable is good. Choke and cable are good. Ignition and original key are in good shape. No headlight. Clutch is in good condition. Steering has seen better days. Ski's are in fair condition(dented). Like I said, for anyone who has one of these, lots and lots of good parts. I hate to part with it, as I would like to restore it, but I don't have the time and money. Make me a reasonable offer. Located in Woodbury MN (suburb of St. Paul). I will check back here periodically. Thanks.
02 Indy 500 (new in 03) 765 miles and counting
The trails here suck!
We need more snow!
Location: Southern IL, about 1 hour SE of St. Louis, MO
Primary Sled: 2007 Yamaha Attak GT
Where I sled: Southern IL when we have snow, then Minocqua, WI, U.P. MI, and Grand Lake, CO
ACtually, you really don't have much to do to get her back into great shape. I have an 81 JD 440 Trailfire, and I just put a bunch of new stuff on it. I also have an 80 440 Trailfire which I did take a couple of pieces off of. Your cables, and brakes, should be less than $50 and I think your sled could be in good shape for less than $100. Also, the metal brackets on my JD have been cracked for 10 years now, and the sled runs just fine. I wouldn't worry abou them.
I have a 1980 JD 440 Trailfire minus carb and some other small parts, but sounds like it'd be a good match for this sled you're selling.
Here's a pic of my 81
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