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again, smart phone sideways, home button on right, then take pic.
Stop stealing my thunder, Shade. It's the only topic where I can give good advice.
No worries. I'll take a few more pics tomorrow. If it works, I'll give you the credit!
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Stop stealing my thunder, Shade. It's the only topic where I can give good advice.
No worries. I'll take a few more pics tomorrow. If it works, I'll give you the credit!
Thank you, Sir. You're such a gentleman.
BTW, I love the cows.
yep, credit goes to her ^^^^..I just passed the info along..lol.

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Stop stealing my thunder, Shade. It's the only topic where I can give good advice.
No worries. I'll take a few more pics tomorrow. If it works, I'll give you the credit!
Thank you, Sir. You're such a gentleman.
BTW, I love the cows.
I thought it was a pretty funny pic. It was in Wyoming or Montana. We had to stop.

The sign to the back of them is "Cattle crossing next 5 miles".

REALLY?!?!? THANKS FOR THE INFO!
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So, the credit goes to @GirlsRideToo if this works, and @shadetree for 'splaining it!

Took the advise also. Changing ALL the fluids & filters. Brake fluid looked original! Probably not, but who knows?

First time EVER, I could bleed & flush the brakes by myself! Bonus.
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So, the credit goes to @GirlsRideToo if this works, and @shadetree for 'splaining it!

Took the advise also. Changing ALL the fluids & filters. Brake fluid looked original! Probably not, but who knows?

First time EVER, I could bleed & flush the brakes by myself! Bonus.
lol, looks like it worked !. very nice !.

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So, the credit goes to @GirlsRideToo if this works, and @shadetree for 'splaining it!

Took the advise also. Changing ALL the fluids & filters. Brake fluid looked original! Probably not, but who knows?

First time EVER, I could bleed & flush the brakes by myself! Bonus.
Hooray, the pics worked!

Changing the fluids and filters let's you know it's done right. There are quite a few stories on the forum about engines being destroyed because the oil filter was put in backwards.

Bleeding the brakes without asking 10 questions on the forum, stripping the screws on the master cylinder and breaking at least one fingernail is monumental. Congrats!!

I'm really curious about the story behind your 300. From the pics, it looks like someone did some restoration recently. The plastics are so nice and shiny, the mud guards are in great shape, the frame and shock, that I can see, appear to have been painted, the racks look great, can't see any rips in the seat and it looks like there's new paint on the rims. If you'd care to share the history I'd love hear it.
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So, the credit goes to @GirlsRideToo if this works, and @shadetree for 'splaining it!

Took the advise also. Changing ALL the fluids & filters. Brake fluid looked original! Probably not, but who knows?

First time EVER, I could bleed & flush the brakes by myself! Bonus.
Hooray, the pics worked!

Changing the fluids and filters let's you know it's done right. There are quite a few stories on the forum about engines being destroyed because the oil filter was put in backwards.

Bleeding the brakes without asking 10 questions on the forum, stripping the screws on the master cylinder and breaking at least one fingernail is monumental. Congrats!!

I'm really curious about the story behind your 300. From the pics, it looks like someone did some restoration recently. The plastics are so nice and shiny, the mud guards are in great shape, the frame and shock, that I can see, appear to have been painted, the racks look great, can't see any rips in the seat and it looks like there's new paint on the rims. If you'd care to share the history I'd love hear it.
Honestly, I found it and bought it. It is a Honda, was made in the USA, and is a 1996. That's about it. Oh, and it is green.

I read a bunch about these TRX300FW's as being great, reliable, bullet proof machines, so that's what I went for.

It may be a rebuild, but I don't think so. But what do I know? Runs good, drives good, looks good. It will be used strictly around the farm for hauling firewood, produce, a quick ride from here to there, etc. If it breaks on me, I can tow it back to the garage with one of the big John Deere's or my pick-up.

Chances are, I'll get another 20 years out of the Goodyears!

That is all the history I can give you.

Oh, and I did break a fingernail! Only the pinky one. I'll be okay!

By the way, I saw something about the lug nuts. DO PEOPLE REALLY PUT THEM ON BACKWARDS?!?! How do you get a socket over the tapered part to put them on backwards??????
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So, the credit goes to @GirlsRideToo if this works, and @shadetree for 'splaining it!

Took the advise also. Changing ALL the fluids & filters. Brake fluid looked original! Probably not, but who knows?

First time EVER, I could bleed & flush the brakes by myself! Bonus.
Hooray, the pics worked!

Changing the fluids and filters let's you know it's done right. There are quite a few stories on the forum about engines being destroyed because the oil filter was put in backwards.

Bleeding the brakes without asking 10 questions on the forum, stripping the screws on the master cylinder and breaking at least one fingernail is monumental. Congrats!!

I'm really curious about the story behind your 300. From the pics, it looks like someone did some restoration recently. The plastics are so nice and shiny, the mud guards are in great shape, the frame and shock, that I can see, appear to have been painted, the racks look great, can't see any rips in the seat and it looks like there's new paint on the rims. If you'd care to share the history I'd love hear it.
Honestly, I found it and bought it. It is a Honda, was made in the USA, and is a 1996. That's about it. Oh, and it is green.

I read a bunch about these TRX300FW's as being great, reliable, bullet proof machines, so that's what I went for.

It may be a rebuild, but I don't think so. But what do I know? Runs good, drives good, looks good. It will be used strictly around the farm for hauling firewood, produce, a quick ride from here to there, etc. If it breaks on me, I can tow it back to the garage with one of the big John Deere's or my pick-up.

Chances are, I'll get another 20 years out of the Goodyears!

That is all the history I can give you.

Oh, and I did break a fingernail! Only the pinky one. I'll be okay!

By the way, I saw something about the lug nuts. DO PEOPLE REALLY PUT THEM ON BACKWARDS?!?! How do you get a socket over the tapered part to put them on backwards??????
they may put the rims on backwards ?, but not many that I know of put the lug nuts on backwards ??..lol.
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LOL oh yeah they do. I know people who put lug nuts on backwards, use lock nuts instead of lug nuts, and don’t recognize how to install a directional tire.

About the lack of common sense–common sense has to be grounded in experience–and quite a few people have never used tools.

That’s what’s so great about this forum–a large number of maintainers with wide ranges of knowledge, each sharing their version of common sense with those of us who never looked into a fuel tank, disassembled a carburetor or ripped the top off an engine.

So I’m happy when a new person signs on, wants to fix things right, buys parts without complaining about price, reaches out to help others and puts their ride in for ATV of the Month! e.g. @Wewaman, @Cat Mandoo @Hawire @MrC.
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