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bellssn690

New Honda 2013 TRX420TM owner

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Hello all. I'm a new owner of a like-new 2013 Rancher. I'm hoping to get enough information to keep/maintain my new atv. It's in great condition but I've noticed that it wants to die after running great for a while and I come to a stop. It's like it chokes itself out. Not sure why but it'll start up again but it's in such nice shape I want to make sure I keep it that way. Thanks for any advice and help in advance.

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Welcome to Quadcrazy. My rancher acts up from time to time.  I put a fresh plug in and its good to go.  Make sure your fuel delivery is ok and that your gas cap vent is working properly.  If it acts up open the gas cap and see if the problem goes away. If so its vapor lock and order a new cap. Other then that to me it sounds like a fuel starved issue that happens after some riding?   Maybe a filter or your injector may be acting up after it gets hot etc. Start with the simple stuff first. 
 

As far as keeping up with the machine i would say  the standard oil, lube and filter and your air filter changes.  One often over looked item is the differential fluids.  Make sure that once a year you check the fluids and change if your logging big time riding hours.  

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Write it down!!! Go buy a small book and keep a log! If you ever want to upgrade to a new atv  its a lot easier to sell a machine with documentation!  And if you keep your machine its great to remember what and when you did a repair or maintenance! 

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So as I've looked in my owner's manual and tried to see what the lubricant in the rear diff. is supposed to be. The manual always says "Except for TRX420TM" and that's exactly what I have. Can you tell me what lubricant is used in my rear differential? Thank you

 

Phil

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Thank you Frank. Apparently I just need to use a quality gear lube then. I wasn't sure if this used a "special" lubricant or not. Thank you again.

Phil

 

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Welcome. Congrats on the new Honda, it will give you a lot of service and fun with just routine maintenance.

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