|After one season of play
riding and two seasons of racing, our 400EX was long past due for some
new skin and a new look.
We decided to give Maier's new shiny
plastic a try and the end result was a great looking, distinctive quad.
Maier uses a new plastic and a cap sheet
to provide the shiny finish. Our plastic fit well and was
easy to install.
For the rears, the job is easy, just bolt
up your old hardware, drill two 9/32" holes and mount the brackets
for the support and you're done.
For the fronts, we first bolted on the
two "L" shaped mounting brackets located just above the front
shocks. Make sure to have the longer portion bolted to the
original mount point using the provided bolt and washer. The
shorter portion should face toward the inside of the quad.
After getting the front brackets secured
we spent a little time lining things up to ensure a proper fit. Once
this was done it was time to mark and drill the mounting holes.
First, mark and drill 9/32" holes
for the rear mount points. The 1/4" white spacer goes
between the frame and the fender on the right hand side. Use
the supplied 6x16mm bolts and washers to secure these two locations.
Two 9/32" holes are drilled into the
top of the fenders for the front mount points and secured with the two
supplied 1/4" x 3/4" truss head screws, washers and self
Next, the gas tank cover gets mounted
with the factory push pins on the front, and the supplied 1/4 x
3/4" screws, washers, and self locking nuts on the rear. Holes
will have to be drilled for these as well.
Since this quad gets used for cross
country racing, we also needed fender extensions to keep mud and debris
off the rider during a race.
These mounted easily by drilling 3
9/32" holes in each front fender and securing the extensions with
the supplied hardware as shown.
An "L" bracket and associated
bolts, washers, and lock nut also comes with the fender extensions to
secure the factory lower mounting brace to the new fenders. This
really helped position and strengthen the whole fender assembly, and
should be included with the basic front fender assembly in my opinion.
The end result is a very good looking
package that allows you to change the look and color of your quad while
still retaining that great factory looking shine, plus allowing you the
flexibility of running with race cut fenders for those events that
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