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if your not a member yet ?, how did you post ??. there are plenty of oem new parts around still for the trx350 ranchers, its the trx300's that parts are hard to get oem new. once you join the site ?, you shouldn't see as many ad's ?, but then again, this site has gotten worse over the years for ads !!..lol.
I don't mind the Ads, thats the way it is but the pop up video like I said. I really don't mind paying for a Membership if it helps.
I have owned off and on Motorcycles and Snowmobiles all my life. Never owned a ATV before just making sure if something goes wrong with the 2006 I can still get parts. Thanks for the reply.
Even carbs for the 04-06 are easy to get. I have an 02, 05 and 06 Rancher. They are great rigs. The trx300 are simpler and more nimble; the Ranchers are larger and have more power. I like the both very much. The trx300 has the 12v special accessory plug; 02 has the standard 12v power plug but the later models donítĖa disappointment
ranchers dont have that much hp over the trx300's , not enough to brag about anyway..lol. the early trx350 ranchers just dont hold up, most i've dealt with either have a crank go out ?, or the piston/cylinder dies an early death ?..lol. mostly from a bad crank.

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I don't mind the Ads, thats the way it is but the pop up video like I said. I really don't mind paying for a Membership if it helps.
I have owned off and on Motorcycles and Snowmobiles all my life. Never owned a ATV before just making sure if something goes wrong with the 2006 I can still get parts. Thanks for the reply.
Even carbs for the 04-06 are easy to get. I have an 02, 05 and 06 Rancher. They are great rigs. The trx300 are simpler and more nimble; the Ranchers are larger and have more power. I like the both very much. The trx300 has the 12v special accessory plug; 02 has the standard 12v power plug but the later models donítóa disappointment
ranchers dont have that much hp over the trx300's , not enough to brag about anyway..lol. the early trx350 ranchers just dont hold up, most i've dealt with either have a crank go out ?, or the piston/cylinder dies an early death ?..lol. mostly from a bad crank.
I have many, many more hundreds of hours wrenching on race bikes
but do the 4 wheelers also and in My HUMBLE opinion on the atv's it comes down to the owners NOT doing basic maintenance ! NEVER check or change the oil !

As they get older and might use a little oil that is never checked or changed, and Yes it dies an early death !
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Like Iíve said before I have a 2001 TRX350 thatís been rode hard since new, might have had a half dozen oil changes in its whole life. Heading for 16000kms and 1600 hours and itís only had a few wear parts put on it and the shift drum recall when it was still new. Just starting to burn a little oil now. Itís been as reliable or more reliable than any 300 Iíve been around and itís more comfortable to ride. Maybe under ďextremeĒ conditions they wonít hold up as well, but nothing Iíve encountered in the last 18+ years of ownership as slowed it down any.

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Like Iíve said before I have a 2001 TRX350 thatís been rode hard since new, might have had a half dozen oil changes in its whole life. Heading for 16000kms and 1600 hours and itís only had a few wear parts put on it and the shift drum recall when it was still new. Just starting to burn a little oil now. Itís been as reliable or more reliable than any 300 Iíve been around and itís more comfortable to ride. Maybe under ďextremeĒ conditions they wonít hold up as well, but nothing Iíve encountered in the last 18+ years of ownership as slowed it down any.

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your missing your center caps !...lol.

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Like Iíve said before I have a 2001 TRX350 thatís been rode hard since new, might have had a half dozen oil changes in its whole life. Heading for 16000kms and 1600 hours and itís only had a few wear parts put on it and the shift drum recall when it was still new. Just starting to burn a little oil now. Itís been as reliable or more reliable than any 300 Iíve been around and itís more comfortable to ride. Maybe under ďextremeĒ conditions they wonít hold up as well, but nothing Iíve encountered in the last 18+ years of ownership as slowed it down any.



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your missing your center caps !...lol.


They didnít come with the rims when I bought them lol


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Like I’ve said before I have a 2001 TRX350 that’s been rode hard since new, might have had a half dozen oil changes in its whole life. Heading for 16000kms and 1600 hours and it’s only had a few wear parts put on it and the shift drum recall when it was still new. Just starting to burn a little oil now. It’s been as reliable or more reliable than any 300 I’ve been around and it’s more comfortable to ride. Maybe under “extreme” conditions they won’t hold up as well, but nothing I’ve encountered in the last 18+ years of ownership as slowed it down any.



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I gotta ask !!..in this pic, I notice that the side of the fuel tank reads HONDA, then under it says fourtrax, is that what they put on them where you are ?, I don't recall the trx350 rancher saying '' fourtrax '' on them down here ?..hmmmmm. seems they always said honda , then rancher here. my first thought was '' that almost looks like a trx300 on the fuel tank...lol.

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I gotta ask !!..in this pic, I notice that the side of the fuel tank reads HONDA, then under it says fourtrax, is that what they put on them where you are ?, I don't recall the trx350 ranchers says '' fourtrax '' on them down here ?..hmmmmm. seems they always said honda , then rancher here. my first thought was '' that almost looks like a trx300 on the fuel tank...lol.


Yes there are no Ranchers up here for whatever reason, or Recon either. They were all just called Fourtrax. Foremanís, Rubicons and Rinconís we have but no Rancher or Recon.


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I gotta ask !!..in this pic, I notice that the side of the fuel tank reads HONDA, then under it says fourtrax, is that what they put on them where you are ?, I don't recall the trx350 ranchers says '' fourtrax '' on them down here ?..hmmmmm. seems they always said honda , then rancher here. my first thought was '' that almost looks like a trx300 on the fuel tank...lol.


Yes there are no Ranchers up here for whatever reason, or Recon either. They were all just called Fourtrax. Foremanís, Rubicons and Rinconís we have but no Rancher or Recon.


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ah, ok. yeah..we don't get the reflectors either down here for the racks like ya'll do either, I guess they like to be seen before you get hit up yunder...rofl.

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Yeah I donít know whatís up with the reflectors but guys have been saying the US models are coming with them for 2019 now.

The only other real difference on the 350ís is our TM/FM models have the digital dash on them the same as the ES models do.


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they also offer different meter/displays I believe , meter/displays for you come in KM, as ours says MPH. we're kinda dumb on the conversion...rofl.

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