Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Isle Of Harris, Western Isles
Honda TRX300 Rear Axle
Hi, just bought a 97 Fourtrax 300 which I am planning on restoring. Runs fine, looks a bit rough and i was told when i bought it that the rear axle was knackered! The guy told me that he had to turn the axle around for it to have 4x4? Still dont know what he was on about, and looking at it it looks no different. When i started stripping the plastics off, i lifted the rear of the bike up and the rear axle was clearly very loose and when grabbing the wheels and shaking them from side to side there is clearly alot of play!! Where the axle goes into the rear brake drum it is very slack. I allways thought these axles were one piece but by looking at this one, when lifting the rear up, the tyres stay on the ground asif its in half?
Any idea what i should do or replace? Thanks