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1985 Honda TRX250 Fourtrax info.

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I haven't rode in a very long time and a friend is selling me a 1985 TRX he obtained through family that is in pristine condition. I have a few questions since he can't find the manual- and sorry if I come off dumb or "noobish".

1) Gears- these are 5 speed right? 5 down and up is back to neutral?

2) 4 stroke 10-w30 for oil? How much?

3) spark gap?

Thanks for your time.

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Welcome to the site, don't feel dumb for asking any questions. Yes 10-w30 will work just fine, it's what I use. The shifting is usually 1 down 4 up with nuetral between 1 and 2. Don't know about the gap but the oil should have either a viewing glass on the side of the motor or a dip stick.

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Thanks very much, this helps a lot.

So, to be certain gear down is first, then up, up, up, up and neutral would be back down? I think I remember that now, it's been a while.

Thanks again!

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Correct, push all the way down until it won't click any more and that is 1st,About half a click up will be nuetral. Kind of hard to find on some bikes. I have a friend who has the same quad I do. I find nuetral no problem, he CANNOT get nuetral if the bike is on or running. All the gears are up except 1st is down. When down shifting everything is down.

Just remember, there are no dumb questions. Just dumb people who DON'T ask and end up with a busted quad because they took a guess.

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Does everyone use ATV 4 stroke oil? The one that has stuff for wet clutches?

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Yeah, it's not a 250r it's a trx250 and really nice. I haven't ridden it yet, I want to make sure I know everything about it mechanically because I don't want to fry the clutch or anything else.

I'm sure I'll find neutral, I used to have a 250 Big Red about 20 years ago and never remember having a problem with it- it's just been a while.

Here's a photo of it.

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I could be wrong,but I don't think it's a 250Xfourtrax.The "X" models were usually the sport models and the "fourtrax" models were the utes.I have a '91 250X and it doesn't look like that pic

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One more question, I found a few places but anyone know where you can get:

A arm bushings

Swing arm bushings

King Pin bearings and

Tie rod ends for these 86 TRX250's?

The front end is a tad bit wobbly and I want to have them all replaced. I found one place hat have them, but I'm not sure if they have the TRX250- they do list the TRX250X and R models though.

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Try motosport or Rocky mountain atv. Just add a .com to the end of both names for their address.

They also let you pick what quad you have and they show you only parts that will fit your quad. Makes it easy.

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On 4/23/2008 at 6:15 PM, Stoopidbot1 said:

Welcome to the site, don't feel dumb for asking any questions. Yes 10-w30 will work just fine, it's what I use. The shifting is usually 1 down 4 up with nuetral between 1 and 2. Don't know about the gap but the oil should have either a viewing glass on the side of the motor or a dip stick.

Do you put any additives in the oil? I was told additives may be required?

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