Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Join Today, It's Simple and FREE!

    As a member, you can post in our forums, upload your photos and videos, use and contribute to our downloads, create your own member page, add your ATV events, and even start your own ATV club to host your own club forum and gallery.  Registration is fast and you can even login with social network accounts to sync your profiles and content.

NVBUSA

Installing new inner boot on a Honda Foreman 500?

Recommended Posts



Once you have the axle out, cut the clamp off the larger side of the boot and pull back, or take the entire boot off by cutting it. Under the joint there is a clip that you need a special tool to get off, it's a "C" clip. Once that is off, you can use a brass hammer to knock off the joint.

Install the new boot and tap the joint back on with a new clip. Fill with grease and seal the boot.

* Adjusted your thread title

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Once you have the axle out, cut the clamp off the larger side of the boot and pull back, or take the entire boot off by cutting it. Under the joint there is a clip that you need a special tool to get off, it's a "C" clip. Once that is off, you can use a brass hammer to knock off the joint.

Install the new boot and tap the joint back on with a new clip. Fill with grease and seal the boot.

* Adjusted your thread title

Do I need to take out the whole axle? I have the boot off, but cannot see the "C" clip, must be up in the joint/ Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What year is the Foreman? From what I can tell looking at the diagram, the snap ring (#6) is inside the edge of the outer joint housing (#7). Once that snap ring is out, you should be able to remove the half shaft with the inner part of the joint. Once the halfshaft is removed, you should be able to see the circlip(#2) on the other end of the shaft. Once you remove the circlip the inner part of the joint should slide off the half shaft. I realize that the diagram only shows the exploded view of the inboard joint and you are working on the outboard joint, but I am sure they are relatively the same on both ends.

I think the special tool that AJM boy is talking about is a pair of circlip pliers, and if you have ever tried removing a circlip without the proper tool, it can be very frustrating and sometimes painful, a pair of needle nose pliers and a flat screwdriver will work, but I would spend the money on some circlip pliers, it makes things so much easier, they aren't very expensive, and you will most likely use them again in the future. Click the link below, these are what you will need. There are better, more expensive ones out there, but these are cheap and will work well enough.

- Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

Edited by DirtDemon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Guys for the help finally got it. You cannot remove the CV joint at all from the wheel side, it all needs to slide off from the drive side.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Glad to hear you got it done, please don't hesitate to come back if you need anything else.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you believe that the Moose replacement boot is too large. Now I had to go back to the dealer and spend $61.00 for a boot. Thta kills me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Can you believe that the Moose replacement boot is too large. Now I had to go back to the dealer and spend $61.00 for a boot. Thta kills me.

Where did you buy the Moose replacement? Did you look for an OEM replacement from a site like BikeBandit.com?

Share this post


Link to post
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 Topics

    • By anryu451
      I cannot get this drum off, I already have another drum and backplate on order because I've ruined this one trying to get it off. Completely rusted to splines. I cant fit any hub or wheel puller known to mankind onto these lug studs to try and pull it off, I'm really running out of ideas.
    • By caperwing
      I need to get a rear axle for this machine.  Are 2wd and 4wd the same axle?
      Are left and right the same axle?
      What years will fit a 1990?
      Thanks
    • By TheFieldJournal
      Hey Guys, 
      I picked up my first ever ATV on friday. It's an 89 Big Bear. It has some cosmetic issues, but seems pretty decent mechanically. I did have trouble getting the idle tuned to the book spec of 1,300 - 1,500 RPM. I took the carb apart and cleaned it out. Somebody must have lost the spring for the pilot screw, as it's no longer in the carb. Also, I have a dual cable carb, I noticed all the IPL's show the single cable carb, but I see others on youtube had dual cable carbs. When I would adjust my idle speed screw, nothing would happen. I bottomed it out and it didn't seem to make much if any difference. When i pulled the carb apart I saw the screw doesn't even touch the linkage, it's too short. Do the two different versions have different length carb screws? I'm wondering if somebody lost the ordinal, replaced it with the IPL number for a single cable carb which is shorter, and gave up on getting the ATV to idle. If you hold the throttle just a bit to get it to the RPM range listed above, it "idles" great. Any ideas? Or any links to the dual cable IPL?
      Have you guys have good luck with the aftermarket intake boots? Or is this a buy once, cry once deal? I'm guessing the OEM units last longer, but there is a huge price difference. If you have had good luck with aftermarket, where did you get it? My current boot doesn't seem to have any air leaks, but it's encased in JB weld... 
      I'm getting a 9th digit check sum error on the ATV when I put the VIN in. Has anybody seen this before on a Yamaha? The VIN  number looks original as well as the paint around it. 
       
      Thanks, 
       
      Scott
       
       
    • By chuckufarlie
      So I rode my 2018 Kodiak 450 through a bit of a puddle and got water in the ultramatic casing... drained the water but the quad still fails to reach top speed so I figured it's time to pull the sheaves and clean them out.
      When I pulled the primary sheave off, this rubber piece fell out that I can't find anywhere on the parts diagram nor where it might have come from. Any ideas?
      Note, it looks worn down on an angle, so wherever it came from it might have been jammed in the sheave and that could have been what was preventing me from reaching higher speeds.
      Any help is appreciated.



    • By RockOn
      So I bought a 2001 Quad Runner 250 for my son/wife. Sorry I run a Grizzly 660.
      I’ve rode it many times with no issue.
      My son’s first time out, I could always hear him but feeling he ran it red line in first gear a lot.
      So this is what it was doing during/end of the 2-3 hour ride:
      - halfway though noticed smoke (oil) coming from front of the motor sort of under exhaust manifold. Once back at the truck, it was really noticeable. Definitely oil burning off. I’m thinking from the top end maybe.
      So quick inspection:
      - No leaks or seepage of oil that I could see
      - I pulled the plug and it’s black but not wet
      - No blue/white smoke in exhaust
      - seems to still ride fine
      - Engine still has plenty of oil
      But now that I’m looking at it back at the house - it’s a hard/won’t start when hot. It starts right up cold no problem but once it stalls when hot, have to let it sit for 10-15 before it will start again.
      It wasn’t idling before that trip so I jacked up the idle a bit as well but I think that’s a carb clean/adjustment but...
      Any input is appreciated.
      Thanks for any help.
       
      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Similar Tagged Content

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...