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In this or another thread @fishfiles asked about winch controller mounting and i failed to reply!!
I donít really like the controller over the top of the grip so I swapped the controller to the bottom and left of the grip by taking the switch apart and flipping the button then reassembled the stays to put it behind the choke cable.

If I donít like it that way it seems the components were made to easily reconfigure. Hope this helps.
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yes the 400 head bolts up to the 450 engine , the combustion chamber is smaller on the 400 head and gives the 450 more compression , that is the only difference ---so a 450 head will go on a 400 but you would lose some compression I would think as the chamber is bigger , Retro is the engine guru , he might enlighten us on what would occur , I have also wonder if the 450 was milled down , what would be the effects


I am not sure of this one , cause I don't really have a running 400 , just some 400 engine parts , but think I have read where you can put a 450 jug/piston on a 400 and turn it into a 450
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yes the 400 head bolts up to the 450 engine , the combustion chamber is smaller on the 400 head and gives the 450 more compression , that is the only difference ---so a 450 head will go on a 400 but you would lose some compression I would think as the chamber is bigger , Retro is the engine guru , he might enlighten us on what would occur , I have also wonder if the 450 was milled down , what would be the effects




I am not sure of this one , cause I don't really have a running 400 , just some 400 engine parts , but think I have read where you can put a 450 jug/piston on a 400 and turn it into a 450

Have you measured the combustion chamber differences between the two fish? Are there any differences between the two pistons (on top)? How about con rod length, crank throw?

If you can post some measurements I can throw some figures back to you :-)
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A Rancher 400FA head won't fit on a 450, but the TRX400 Foreman head fits on the 450.

The 400FA head is unique with its canted valves so there are no other OEM heads that match them that I know of.

So you are in trouble with a bad intake guide @wheelsquad? Probably will have to buy the guide reamer and put an oversize guide in it... Honda only offers that one choice it appears.

I'll talk to a Snap-on tools dealer tomorrow and see if I can get one.
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A Rancher 400FA head won't fit on a 450, but the TRX400 Foreman head fits on the 450.

The 400FA head is unique with its canted valves so there are no other OEM heads that match them that I know of.
Learn something new every day , I never knew there are two different 400s
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A Rancher 400FA head won't fit on a 450, but the TRX400 Foreman head fits on the 450.

The 400FA head is unique with its canted valves so there are no other OEM heads that match them that I know of.
Learn something new every day , I never knew there are two different 400s
The 400FA rancher is the 04-07 Hondamatic rancher. Looks just like a 350 Rancher but has a lever on the left side of the tank, and is Automatic/ES like the Rubicons.
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The 400FA rancher is the 04-07 Hondamatic rancher. Looks just like a 350 Rancher but has a lever on the left side of the tank, and is Automatic/ES like the Rubicons.[/QUOTE]

I have never seen one or even heard of one , guess they are not that popular around here
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There are no 400 Ranchers in my area either, wheelsquads bike is the only one I have ever worked on.
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There are no 400 Ranchers in my area either, wheelsquads bike is the only one I have ever worked on.
Yes I'm about the only one here crazy enough to keep one this long. All the rest of the 400AT's are either parted out or on a merry-go-round of being bought up by people that don't know their quirks and then once they learn them, sold to another uneducated buyer
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There are no 400 Ranchers in my area either, wheelsquads bike is the only one I have ever worked on.
Yes I'm about the only one here crazy enough to keep one this long. All the rest of the 400AT's are either parted out or on a merry-go-round of being bought up by people that don't know their quirks and then once they learn them, sold to another uneducated buyer
My uncle had an 06 that only had about 100 miles on it. He sold/ gave it to the guy who mows his yard 2-3 years ago. Guy wanted it for his wife.

My next door neighbor has a black one that only had 167 miles on it in 2016 when I had to clean the carb for him.

I bet it still doesn't have 200 miles on it. He brings it out about once a year, drives it up and down the street, and pulls it back in his garage.

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