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Old 01-10-2017, 04:55 PM   #41 (permalink)
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sorry have to ask, but HOW do you own something like this for 3 yrs and NOT know what you have??
I aquire a lot of things, but I never seem to buy things NOT knowing what I am buying?? and if I ever do, first thing I do is find out what I bought to find out if I got a deal or not

and last, JUST cause you owned if for 3 yrs does NOT mean it ain;t stolen??
which brings me back to if the deal was THAT good I wouldn';t care what I bought, THAT"S a red flag, NO??


NOT bashing you here just saying??
READ THE POSTS THE GUY MAKES! Start at page one, read every single post the OP has made in this thread. Twice if you have to.
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:49 PM   #42 (permalink)
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sorry have to ask, but HOW do you own something like this for 3 yrs and NOT know what you have??
I aquire a lot of things, but I never seem to buy things NOT knowing what I am buying?? and if I ever do, first thing I do is find out what I bought to find out if I got a deal or not

and last, JUST cause you owned if for 3 yrs does NOT mean it ain;t stolen??
which brings me back to if the deal was THAT good I wouldn';t care what I bought, THAT"S a red flag, NO??


NOT bashing you here just saying??
READ THE POSTS THE GUY MAKES! Start at page one, read every single post the OP has made in this thread. Twice if you have to.
I did read his posts, and he started off saying he recently inherited an ATV
and then he says he had it for 3 yrs
thus why I posted what I did
math doesn't add up in my book?
if he inherited it off family, maybe they KNEW what it was NO?

MOST folks don't spend a few grand on something and DON"T make the effort to find out what they have

IF he JUST got it, and never seen it before OK, I get DON"T know what it is and asking fore help here, and we all did try to help NO??

I brought up what I did when story didn't add up to me? NO other reason
NOT a know it all or the likes here?
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:35 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Here's the story. My hunting partner bought this from his brother who, it looks like, ran this thing rather hard. I have no experience with ATV's other than driving this around hunting lands and odd chores for my business. We've had some work done on it to bring it back into a better condition and it's very expensive and the repairs are of questionable value by various shops. My partner just acquired another Frankenstein 4-wheeler from a friend of his and it has fallen to me to nurse this one back up; hence the "inheritance" comment. For all I know this bugger may be hotter than a $3 pistol, but, since no license is involved, I'm not concerned, it's just used on my farm/hunting land.

I'm pretty handy around a set of tools. I've rebuilt my 1950 Ford 8N tractor which is 25 days younger than me - Herschel is a handsome boy too :-))

Anyway I needed to find out some information of this ATV so I could work on it and I found this forum and inquired to see what this thing is. Don't know why I can't post photos on this board, but, each forum I belong to does it a different way. Is there a FAQ link on posting photos which I am overlooking?

I've enjoyed the conversation on this thread and I appreciate ya'alls input and help.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:43 PM   #44 (permalink)
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If you have the image saved to your pc, this is how, looking forward to some pictures!
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This is a photo of Herschel. Hopefully this attempt works, if not, then I'm too old for this techno crap

Don't know why it's upside down. It isn't on my computer
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:31 AM   #46 (permalink)
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This is a photo of Herschel. Hopefully this attempt works, if not, then I'm too old for this techno crap

Don't know why it's upside down. It isn't on my computer
was the pic taken on a smart phone ?, then down loaded to your pc ?. I found this out the hard way about smart phones !..lol. don't feel bad, i'm 52, and I hate new tech crap !..lol. tractor looks great !. and nice atv. it looks like a trx500.
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You have an 05-08 Trx500FM. Better known as a Honda Foreman 500.
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Here's the story. My hunting partner bought this from his brother who, it looks like, ran this thing rather hard. I have no experience with ATV's other than driving this around hunting lands and odd chores for my business. We've had some work done on it to bring it back into a better condition and it's very expensive and the repairs are of questionable value by various shops. My partner just acquired another Frankenstein 4-wheeler from a friend of his and it has fallen to me to nurse this one back up; hence the "inheritance" comment. For all I know this bugger may be hotter than a $3 pistol, but, since no license is involved, I'm not concerned, it's just used on my farm/hunting land.

I'm pretty handy around a set of tools. I've rebuilt my 1950 Ford 8N tractor which is 25 days younger than me - Herschel is a handsome boy too :-))

Anyway I needed to find out some information of this ATV so I could work on it and I found this forum and inquired to see what this thing is. Don't know why I can't post photos on this board, but, each forum I belong to does it a different way. Is there a FAQ link on posting photos which I am overlooking?

I've enjoyed the conversation on this thread and I appreciate ya'alls input and help.
You've come to the right place.

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Nice 8n,
8n's are great tractors, super simple and were built to last forever with simple care
have had a few over the yrs
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I -need to reattach/replace the choke cable which seems to be quite loose. The rear tires are flat; just ordered 2 from Amazon - $98 per w/ free shipping. Best quote on the internet. Seat is buggered up - covering is pulling up and the two "thumbs" under the front which secure it are bent into worthless; so, I will be looking for a new seat. Any suggestions?
Also, can anyone recommend a source for a shop manual for this year/model? If I am to turn some wrenches I need some guidance.
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