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What is recommended to do with a newly bought used 1998 Foreman?

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So need some recommended maintenance I should do with my 1998 Foreman 450ES.  I didn't get much info as to what had been done so what's the things I should perform to start me from square one?  I'm not a mechanical genius but can do the basics.  I did adjust the toe today so I'm not a nooby.

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I would start by changing the oil, grease all fittings including the steering connections, tie rods etc.   Then pull the differential fluids and change. They are often over looked. 

Maybe a fresh spark plug. 

Check the air pressure and you should be good to go.  

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19 hours ago, Frank Angerano said:

I would start by changing the oil, grease all fittings including the steering connections, tie rods etc.   Then pull the differential fluids and change. They are often over looked. 

Maybe a fresh spark plug. 

Check the air pressure and you should be good to go.  

I did all the above except greasing, there are no fittings on these older Hondas.  I was told to get a needle to put on my grease gun so I can inject grease into the ball joints, tie rods, and CV joints.

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You can inject the grease but just put on a rubber glove and put it all around the fitting. I’m not so keen on making a hole in the rubber if it’s not needed. 

Also don't forget the differential fluids. 

How does it run and look ? Post a few pics. I’m a fan of the older bikes.   

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