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96 TRX300A 2wd

This is a 1996 TRX300A 2wd , gave it to my son for his first atv , the history on the bike is that it was a grandfather's atv and he gave it to his grandson , and it quit running and no fire to the plug , I had bought it cheap for a part bike , apparently the boy plugged something into the OEM power outlet at the handle bars and melted the wiring harness , I changed the harness and it runs great and is a very good bike , I did a 2wd disc conversion on the front already , the rear is the only 300 I have with a OEM 300 rear end still in it , going to run that one till it needs rebuilding and then drop a 250 rear end I have as a spare into it for him


things to do : find a green kick starter cover , a set of floor boards , new brake pads in the front and new shoes in the rear , snorkel it , a water proof storage box and some 26's with some heavy mud thread for the rear
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What are those wheels? I have to ask. For my advice to you, since it's a 2WD I'd avoid 26 inch tires and a snorkle like most people do, because there is a snorkle next to the tank that's hidden, so the air is no problem. As for the tires, the taller you go the less your gearing will be, I'd stick with a radial at the very least. Radial tires are rounder and that means less resistance to try to roll.

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jdp , appreciate the tips , kind of set in my ways but do listen to everything I hear ----- those tires are the take offs from a 2016 Honda 500 my buddy bought and got new tires , the rims are OEM Honda alum rims , the tires are fairly new but not aggressive enough thread and only 10" wide , I have 26's x 12 Dirt Devils on one of my other 300 2wd's and it handles them well , no problems , I really don't feel I need radials as far as flats go , as it is all mud where we ride , I can count the flats on one hand in the last ten years on , I pump all the tires to 10psi cause I spend a lot of time in water , which I think makes them fill out more and be rounder like you mentioned radials would be and on the ones with 9" inches I think it gives you more floatation when in the water ------ the snorkel is very necessary , not that I am looking to see how deep I can go , it is an insurance policy cause it happens , we got some hole digging clowns around here , they will go hang out at one spot for an hour and take turns digging a pit
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jdp , appreciate the tips , kind of set in my ways but do listen to everything I hear ----- those tires are the take offs from a 2016 Honda 500 my buddy bought and got new tires , the rims are OEM Honda alum rims , the tires are fairly new but not aggressive enough thread and only 10" wide , I have 26's x 12 Dirt Devils on one of my other 300 2wd's and it handles them well , no problems , I really don't feel I need radials as far as flats go , as it is all mud where we ride , I can count the flats on one hand in the last ten years on , I pump all the tires to 10psi cause I spend a lot of time in water , which I think makes them fill out more and be rounder like you mentioned radials would be and on the ones with 9" inches I think it gives you more floatation when in the water ------ the snorkel is very necessary , not that I am looking to see how deep I can go , it is an insurance policy cause it happens , we got some hole digging clowns around here , they will go hang out at one spot for an hour and take turns digging a pit
Wow 500 wheels huh? You might be alright I was just worried cause the gearing for the 2WD and 4wd is different. No harm no fowl. Soon as I get the money saved up, Chronic flat spots will be gone replaced by Black Diamonds.

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JDP , All 300 Fourtax rear ends have the same ratio 2wd or 4wd ------ saving money is a hard thing to do !
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went to get a jump on a brake job , a set back already , I found the rear brake lever bent up under the atv , I seen them bent before but never this bad , needs some floorboards ---------- managed to get the lever off with great difficulty , and think 90% I have a couple of levers in the shed , but the 10% is kicking in and I can't find them yet
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JDP , All 300 Fourtax rear ends have the same ratio 2wd or 4wd ------ saving money is a hard thing to do !
Was unaware of that I heard from folks that told me wrong. My apologies. I'm still saving up for it

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went to get a jump on a brake job , a set back already , I found the rear brake lever bent up under the atv , I seen them bent before but never this bad , needs some floorboards ---------- managed to get the lever off with great difficulty , and think 90% I have a couple of levers in the shed , but the 10% is kicking in and I can't find them yet
I got Moose utlities on mine. I like their floorboards. As for the brake lever ebay should have one cheap.

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AMS Swampfox front 23x8x11, GBC dirt devils 25x12x9 rear. Soon to be changed to 4x4 wheels rear and STI Black Diamonds all around

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JDP , I done a quit search for Moose floorboards , found Moose SportQuad nerf bars and skid plates but never did find 300 floor boards , wonder if they discontinued them , do you remember how much they cost ?
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