Yeah, there's very little difference between the '94 and '98. The wiring harness is a little different and the CDI and alarm units won't interchange, but that's about all I can think of. The '94 has a separate alarm unit and CDI and the '98 has the alarm unit built into the CDI.
Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!
You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.