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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of gas?

is it bad to run 87 gas instead of 93 in a 400ex? What kind of damage could it do? i accidently put 87 in it, should i drain the tank?
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is it bad to run 87 gas instead of 93 in a 400ex? What kind of damage could it do? i accidently put 87 in it, should i drain the tank?
It shouldn't hurt it at all. I have run 87 in everything that I have ever owned. I wouldn't drain the tank. Just run it out and then fill it back up with 93.

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.

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i wouldent worry about it all i use is 87 in my 300ex and it runs like a champ
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ok, whew thanks, my buddy told me it could do somethin to my carb icr what exactly he said
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Also im about to change my chain and sprockets, how tight should the chain be, and is it an easy one man job?
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Yeah, it's a pretty easy, one man job.

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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.
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you should have a little slack in it ...not to much or youll keep popping it but dont put it to tight or youll snap it
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Yeah, remember when you sit down on it, the weight will make it tighter.

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.
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Ok, so basically when i check the slack it should only move about 1 1/4 to 1 5/8 inches?
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Ok, so basically when i check the slack it should only move about 1 1/4 to 1 5/8 inches?
Yeah, at the upper run of the chain.(topside). And that's with no one sitting on the 4-wheeler.

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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.
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