Finally found a proper place to post this build! Howdy everyone. I grew up in awe of the mighty Honda Fat Cat. I was 11 when they came out and 12 when production stopped. Resale value never dipped below ridiculous for one worthy of purchase after I was big enough to ride one. So, here I am with more skill, ambition and vision than money, when oportunity just threw a heap of "junk" my way. It all started many years ago when I thought, "How hard could it be to build one?" But I could never find enough parts to start with, beginning with an important part: an engine with e-start, auto-clutch and reverse. That's right, if I'm going to do this, it's going to go backwards. Well, I finally had luck shine on me late last year. The dad of a friend of my wife is an old farmer who just sort of acquires new junk when his old junk no longer works. His daughter is sick of the mess and brokered a deal for me to get two Honda four wheelers in return for getting another one running for them. One of my new acquisitions is an '86 TRX250 utility quad. I got it running after cleaning out the fuel system, but the petcock leaks bad, the timing chain is worn out, and the whole front end is too floppy to drive safely without dumping a ton of money into. This one is going under the knife to turn it into an all terrain, Fat Cat-style utility dirt bike. E-start with kickstart backup, ultra-low gearing, shaft drive and reverse. It will be a blast in the rocks. This will be its build thread.