Quantcast
Jump to content


newbie working on an old honda fourtrax


Recommended Posts

Howdy Folks.  New here, and new to ATVs.  Also, I'm an old school introvert (give me a job to do, don't make me talk kind of guy).  I picked up my first ATV, and old 91 trx300fw and it needed more work than I realized.  I'm trying to get the alignment (toe specs) figured out now after replacing wheel cylinders and suspension components.

Not going to beat around the bush, I'd like to download the service manual that's posted on here but I apparently need 10 posts before I can download stuff, and I think I'm annoying the admins trying to get there without bothering people with stupid questions that the manual will answer.  Sorry Admins. 

So, I'm happy to be here; this looks like a good forum with a lot of good resources and knowledgeable folks.  Hopefully I'll have something to contribute as I start learning more about this quad and quads in general.  In the meantime, I'd really appreciate it some kind folks would help me reach the post count threshold so I'll be allowed to download the manual.  I feel dumb wasting people's time with questions that I should be looking up myself in a manual.  I'm sure I'll have lots of dumb questions even with a manual, but I'll feel better asking them after I've tried to figure it out myself first.

Thanks everyone.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think I saw another post by you and yeah, just about all the the four wheel drive bikes are meant to have a bit of toe out. The amount you mentioned sounded  a bit much, but I haven.t looked in that manual.

There are other places online that have free manuals, but this is a pretty friendly and well run site, that just happens to have manuals as well. And the great thing about forums is that sometimes you ask about some problem and people can tell you straight away what it's most likely to be if it's some common model specific problem..  The internet is great for more than just the data it has.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah What, that's what I do, ride them and then adjust them, then test ride again till they drive nicely.. The toe in or out is to counter the effects of camber and these bikes often have things bent or worn  so the camber isn't right, so that the toe needs a bit of tweaking.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks vwhobo, I think I'm good now.  I did a 30 mile ride on some mountain roads and it ran straight and smooth.  Which was good because this was redneck central.  Half dozen different groups of guys blasting away with ARs, half dozen abandoned camper trailers, and 2 abandoned cars that were all shot up. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Forum Topics

    • By Mikey69
      Heres my story. Kinda long. I guess I was a late bloomer when it comes to quads. I had never ridden a quad in my life. Rode Dirt Bikes as a kid growing up. Back in Oct of '06 I found a Mustang on craigslist. Took it for a test drive one morning before work. Fast car. 351 Cleveland. I had planned on meeting the guy again after work. For some strange reason thats still to this day beyond me, I stopped in Hillsboro MotoSports on the way home from work. I had 6 Grand on me. There was a left over '05 sitting by the front door. It was on sale for $4999. It was $5499 OTD. I didnt even look at anything else. I knew nothing about quads accept I thought it really looked coool and I had the money in my pocket to buy it. I was sitting on it when the salesman walked up and asked... "Can I help you?" Without hestitation I pulled 60 Ben Franklins outta my front pocket and said "I want this Quad. Load it up in my truck." It was just about dark by the time I drove away from the shop. BTW, I didnt bother to ask my ol lady if I could buy it. LOL. Anyway, I took it by the house and showed her. She was kinda stunned but not mad. We drove over to a friend of mines house and unloaded it. I took it to the field across the street from his house. HOLY CHIT!!!!! I was surprised by the power. I had it for about 2 weeks and took it to Sand Lake. I was there a few hours and rolled it on a banked turn at the top of the bowl right before you get to the one-ways. When it rolled, I flew off and landed on my belly. The quad came bouncing and landed on my back. For a month I couldnt even walk. I was scared of it. I considered trading it for a 250EX. Went back to the shop. The salesman said..."Dude!!! You dont want a 250EX!!! Trust me. Just get used to it" I still wasnt convinced. I put it on craigslist for $4000. Calls were coming in. I had a guy that wanted to come look at it that evening. I decided to take it for one last ride at Browns Camp before I sold it. I was still afraid of it. After about 5 minutes I started feeling comfortable on it again. I decided right then, I loved my Honda 450 and would learn how to ride it instead of selling it. That was late Nov of '06. Work was slow for a Painter in Oregon. My new job everyday? Going to Browns Camp and ridding my Quad. I bought my Girl Friend an '02 Blaster. I rode my 450 for 4-6 hours almost every single day for 3 months. And yes, I know my way around Browns Camp pretty well. LOL. In March I bought her an '06 TRX250EX (Thank God I didnt trade my 450 for one of those) LOL Since then, I have become totally addicted to quads. I love them. Couldnt imagine not owning at least one quad. Luckily I have two. My "07 was $6500 OTD in July of '07. Bought it for my Girlfriend. Traded in her 250 EX. A month later we broke up. So, I wound up with two Honda 450's.
       
    • By Ajmboy
      What's the best kids atv out there? I've seen everything from the ones released by the major manufacturers to all those knock offs. Kawasaki has a KFX 50 that is pretty nice for under $1800...
       
    • By newguy024
      Just got into ATV riding just last week, never had much money so i couldnt afford to buy anthing, so now at the age of 34 i just bought a 1987 suzuki quadrunner 300 for 500$ took it out a few times and what a rush of excitement to go through that first mudhole haha!
    • By Ajmboy
      Anyone purchase or check out Rockymtnatv lately? Well I was just browsing over there and they have a pretty cool section called Ten Dollars Or Less. Some interesting things to check out if you are in the market.


    • By 1998Zuki250
      Looking to see if anyone has any input on ATV Tires? 1998 Suzuki quadrunner LTF250
×
×
  • Create New...