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By Dwight Williams
Ok, so I bought a 2006 bayou 250 for 200 bucks, kid couldn't start it and had no idea why it wouldn't run, I pulled the rope and felt what I thought was valve to piston contact, he wanted 500 and I talked him down to 200 and brought it home. Sure enough, timing was way far out, timing chain incredibly loose. So for fun I re-tensioned the timing chain and re timed it, got about 120lbs of compression, pretty low. I cannot get the chain very tight but the the tensioner seems to work fine, the chain guides don't look very worn. Also, when I took the head off the valves don't look bent and the piston has no discernible marks on it. Is this an interference engine? I sure thought I felt some contact with the pull rope but maybe no permanent damage was done? Anyway, I plan on doing a full top end job as well as timing chain tensioners and hopefully that'll cure it. Is there any reason other than chain stretch (I measured it and it's ok) or guide wear that would cause the chain to be so loose? Thanks!
My Honda Fourtrax won't start. The starter is kicking the engine over, but it won't start. It sat for about a year while I was living away, so I thought it might have been bad gas. I completely drained the fuel, flushed the fuel lines and filled it with fresh gas. However, still nothing. It started and ran fine the last time I used it. Any suggestions on how to diagnose this? It could be fuel or electrical at this point. Is there an easy way to rule one or the other out? Thanks
Figured I'd share the wealth with my over 35GB library of shop manuals. Enjoy, and everyone have a very Merry Christmas!
2005-2009 Honda TRX400EX/400X
2000-2003 Honda Rancher TRX350 TM TE FE FM
2000-2003 TRX350 TM TE FE FM service.pdf
2005-2006 Honda Foreman TRX500 FE FM TM
Honda TRX500FE FM TM Foreman.pdf
1988-1994 Honda TRX300 Fourtrax, 88, 90-94 TRX300FW Fourtrax 4x4
1995-2000 Honda TRX300 Fourtrax TRX300FW Fourtrax 4x4
1985-1986 Honda TRX125 Fourtrax 125
1995-2003 Honda Foreman TRX400FW Fourtrax
HondaTrx_400fw_Foreman Service Manual 95-03.pdf
2003 Honda Rincon TRX650FA
1997-2004 Honda TRX250TE/TM Fourtrax Recon
Thats a good starter kit...post up your requests in this thread, I have tons more...Hope this helps.
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