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By paul d
I have a '01 500 quad master , i rebuilt the carb last spring an it ran great til 2 weeks ago now when i start it up runs great for about 2 minutes then it stalls sputters an backfires an when its in gear it wont move , but at idle it runs fine , i took the carb off took it apart an everything looked ok , blew it with the air nozzle put it back together an it didn't help it, I'm going to order another rebuild kit, any feedback or ideas would be greatly appreciated , thank you
recently picked up some project bikes off CL for cheap. got a honda fourtrax (the ancient 4x4 kind with the straight axle in the front as well as the rear and a back-up kick-start) plastics are crap, but my goal is to get running like a champ and patch the plastics up and sell to one of my many friends that want a reliable 4x4 for dirt cheap and doesnt care what it looks like.
so the former owner says it needs carb rebuilt, but its sat for 3+ years since so who knows. things I see: carb is missing (he gave me a box of parts along with the bike), engine turns over and feels good with kick-start, brakes need work, battery missing (That always puts me off, cause then I know most likely someone's been tampering with the electrical.
By Michael Taylor
Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I have. 2000 Honda Forman 450es that was my fathers. When he passed away I figured I’d put some work into it. It’s been setting a while but figured it would be a good project for me and my son
Just found out that the display speedometer has been discontinued and I’m having a hard time finding one on eBay I was curious if anyone knew if any other year model would work on this bike ?
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