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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-10-2008, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-31-2008, 08:47 AM
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Looks like I've stumbled on a relatively new forum.

I've got a 250 Recon. Love this unit. The only issue I have with it right now is that the manual choke cable drifts (it won't stay where I put it). I'll be correcting that small annoyance this afternoon. Outside of that, the unit is solid. Light weight, manuverable, plenty of power. The size of this ATV also makes it great for getting through tight spots. I got this ATV because I want to be able to keep up with my son (got him a TRX90 for Christmas) and go trailing and camping together. This fits the bill to a "T".
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Looks like I've stumbled on a relatively new forum.

I've got a 250 Recon. Love this unit. The only issue I have with it right now is that the manual choke cable drifts (it won't stay where I put it). I'll be correcting that small annoyance this afternoon. Outside of that, the unit is solid. Light weight, manuverable, plenty of power. The size of this ATV also makes it great for getting through tight spots. I got this ATV because I want to be able to keep up with my son (got him a TRX90 for Christmas) and go trailing and camping together. This fits the bill to a "T".
Where are you located in NC dude? I used to have A 250ex (basically a recon with diff. plastics and geard a little diff) and man did I love that thing. Honda is the best for reliability and quality out there. Even though they are slow on some things, ya just can't beat them.
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post #4 of 52 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 11:06 PM
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i have an 07 500 foreman with some mods still needs more power
sole purpose playing in mud
hm 2" pvc snorkle
2" hl lift with hl spring kit
3.5" spacers rear
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little outlaws
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warn front bumper stock removed
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soon to get gear reduction and stroked crank

has only had 3 broken cv's front left broken now 1 rear uv joint and had the swing arm come loose doing around 50 in a curve so far lol

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post #5 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-15-2009, 08:56 PM
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I have a new 08 Foreman 500. The only thing I have noticed so far is that the choke doesn't want to stay out. I pull it out and it creeps back in. I noticed that it would not want to idle and giving it more gas just caused it to run ragged. That was when i noticed the choke was not staying when pulled out. Now I just hold it open until it warms up. Gosh, so many new things to learn about an atv...
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I have a new 08 Foreman 500. The only thing I have noticed so far is that the choke doesn't want to stay out. I pull it out and it creeps back in. I noticed that it would not want to idle and giving it more gas just caused it to run ragged. That was when i noticed the choke was not staying when pulled out. Now I just hold it open until it warms up. Gosh, so many new things to learn about an atv...
There is an adjustment nut you can tighten up with your fingers that clamps down on the cable itslef that will keep the choke cable from drifting close on you.

Look at the choke handle, right below that is a rubber protective cover with a spring clamp. Inside of this rubber is the adjustment nut. Slide the spring type clamp up toward the choke handle about 1/2" from where it was, squeese the rubber hard enough with your fingers and turn it clockwise (this tightens it). Trust me, there is a plastic nut directly under the rubber. I'm guessing Honda put the rubber over the choke cable to keep water from going down and inside of the cable itself?

You're going to have to look at this so you can get the general idea. But if you were to slide the rubber up you'd see the plastic nut I'm talking about. Every Honda I've owned does this same exact thing, so I always turn the nut in and this keeps the choke from creeping back to the off position before the engine is warmed up.

Oh, it's too bad the Honda Service Manual doesn't show this at all (at least mine doesn't). Once you finish adjusting the nut in, remember to make sure the rubber is back into place and the spring clamp is where it came from.

Don't use plyers either. The sharp edges will cut through the protective rubber and water will leak through. And plyers or wrenches will tighten the cable too much and may cause the plastic nut to either strip, or break. It's designed to tighten by hand only.

Good Luck. (Bustamove)
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Thanks Busta there are probably several of us foreman owners who need that!!!! Thank's

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i have a 93 honda 300 foutrax im currently rebuilding i have 1.5 snorkle goign on it 26x9.50 and 26x10.50 vamps 2.5 ton warn winch, custom built box for front racks with 4 6x9 speakers. but liek i said still in rebuild process. here are the pics on my photo bucket page

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post #9 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 08:53 AM
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2007 Recon my sons. no problems
2008 Rancher ES. Broke cam key after 3 hours. Since that no problems.
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My wife has a 90 30 fourtrax only mods is a set od dick cepek spider track tires and K&N air filter

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