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    1998 Honda Foreman 450ES, more info

    Wow thats pretty amazing, do you use chains?
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    1998 Honda Foreman 450ES Fuel drip

    Part installed drip fixed..
  3. So need some recommended maintenance I should do with my 1998 Foreman 450ES. I didn't get much info as to what had been done so what's the things I should perform to start me from square one? I'm not a mechanical genius but can do the basics. I did adjust the toe today so I'm not a nooby.
  4. Just bought this Honda quad and when I first drove it the steering seemed very hard. Those that I talked to said that's normal as it's full time 4 wheel drive. Well yesterday while looking from the front is looked like the front tires were pointing out quite abit. I measured the toe and was toe-out by a little over an inch. Yikes so this morning decided to try an adjustment and after an hour or so had the toe-out to 1/4". Took for a test drive and the steering was alot easier, still not like driving a 2 wheel drive but made a huge difference. There are differences as to what the toe should be set to but so far this seems to do the trick.
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    1998 Honda Foreman 450ES Fuel drip

    Part ordered
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    1998 Honda Foreman 450ES, more info

    I took my rig down to a neighbors today to show him and we were talking about winches. He said the problem he has run into with plowing is your plow will float sometimes depending what you run over. Then it puts slack in the winch cable and can bunch and pinch. Everything has good and bad points so have to pick your poison.
  7. bcsman

    1998 Honda Foreman 450ES Fuel drip

    Yes thanks, I did check and found like items that you posted. Doesn't look like much to change, think I can even do it..lol
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    1998 Honda Foreman 450ES, more info

    Thanks for the info, if the draw is that small I probably won't fiddle with it. I should be running this at least a couple times a week if not more. I don't anticipate it sitting for any length of time .
  9. Noticed fuel is dripping from the primer button on the carb. It seems to work as is spring loaded and pushes in and releases. Is there a gasket or something I can replace? It should quit if I shut the fuel off with the switch...looks like it did.
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    1998 Honda Foreman 450ES, more info

    One thing I discovered about this model there is a clock displayed in the dash that runs all the time and may help drain the battery if not run in awhile. Wonder if there is any way to shut it off??
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    1998 Honda Foreman 450ES, more info

    I wouldn't be pulling anything huge, I understand this is not a 4 wheel drive truck. I mostly cut the wood to length back in the woods and wagon or trailer it up to my pile. Sometimes there is wood not next to my trails that I can maybe pull to get closer. As far as a winch unless I am using it it shouldn't drain the battery I would think. If I'm using it to raise and lower the plow the ATV will be running so should be ok?? Maybe I'm wrong, not very versed in these vehicles...
  12. More info on the Honda area...
  13. I forgot to mention in my first post but it also came with a mid mount snow plow which I have removed for the time being. I mainly bought to use as a work machine, plowing snow and hauling wood that I have cut from back in my 10 acre woods. Maybe haul a mid range log or two also so this won't be for show or trail riding. I might add a winch also for snow and wood hauling.
  14. Picked up a 1998 Honda Foreman 450ES yesterday for $2100. It does have 5,000 miles on it but has a rebuilt engine a year ago. It looks surprisingly good for the miles and year, plastics are still intact with few scuffs and no breaks or tears. Everything works, goes smoothly thru all 5 gears and reverse. Brakes seem to stop and grip. All the functions on the dash and shift assembly do what they are supposed to do. No oil leaks and honestly very little rust underneath. There are really two issues, there is a rip in the front of the seat cushion but covered with black tape and she needs tires pretty badly. Other than that very happy. What do you think?
  15. Thanks but it was sold already, instead purchased a 1998 Honda Foreman 450ES...