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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 donít recognize how to install a directional tire.

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

Thatís whatís so great about this forumĖa 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 Iím 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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There are ONLY 2 ways to do anything. The RIGHT way, and MY way!

Seriously...after years of wrenching on cars, I have found that if you are going to make an effort to fix something, at the very least, TRY to do it right.

'Cause chances are, it's going to be a PITA job. And if you have to do it again, because you got lazy, it is even more of a PITA when you have to do it AGAIN! All because you didn't do it right in the first place. Especially if they happen to be a "one time only" part.

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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??????
Wow, that was a great find. Seldom do you see these older ATVs in such good shape. I bet the seller was happy that you didn't ask him a lots of questions. You were his dream buyer. LOL

Of course you can put lug nuts on backwards! They go on just fine and look like they're supposed to go on that way. How do I know this? Ummmmm.........

I think I'm goin to Katmandu.......that's really really where I'm going to...
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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??????
Wow, that was a great find. Seldom do you see these older ATVs in such good shape. I bet the seller was happy that you didn't ask him a lots of questions. You were his dream buyer. LOL

Of course you can put lug nuts on backwards! They go on just fine and look like they're supposed to go on that way. How do I know this? Ummmmm.........

I think I'm goin to Katmandu.......that's really really where I'm going to...
I can't get that song out of my head.
Yeah. He saw me coming! There is a sucker born every minute, and why shouldn't/couldn't/wouldn't it be me?

Hey, I'm just doing my part to keep the economy moving and strong. Plus, I went to the Honda dealer and bought oils, a filter, o rings etc...

I also bought a factory repair manual off of eBay. I'm going to buy a utility cart for it. And of course, all that ethanol free gas that I am willing to pay an extra $0.50/per gallon for so I don't have to mess with the carb like I had to for years on ALL my other power equipment before the gas station went to non-ethanol.

All those replacement carbs get expensive after a while, especially the old Briggs & Kohler's if you can find them!!!

Just doing my part!

I am AMAZING!
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non-ethanal is a good decision , if were two dollars more per gallon I would still get it ------ something you are missing , a battery maintainer is a good investment , will make the battery last longer , have more reserve and it will always be ready to fire up
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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??????
Wow, that was a great find. Seldom do you see these older ATVs in such good shape. I bet the seller was happy that you didn't ask him a lots of questions. You were his dream buyer. LOL

Of course you can put lug nuts on backwards! They go on just fine and look like they're supposed to go on that way. How do I know this? Ummmmm.........

I think I'm goin to Katmandu.......that's really really where I'm going to...
I can't get that song out of my head.
you know I just gotta ask !!..lol, ummmm..seeing how I know you could or did put the lug nuts on backwards ?..i'm guessing you just put them on backwards by hand ?, becauseeeeeeeeee..if you try to put an impact socket on them ?, you can't do this because of the way they are flared ?, sooooo..i'm just guessing it was just by hand ?. yes..this can be done, but not very tight !...lol.
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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??????
Wow, that was a great find. Seldom do you see these older ATVs in such good shape. I bet the seller was happy that you didn't ask him a lots of questions. You were his dream buyer. LOL

Of course you can put lug nuts on backwards! They go on just fine and look like they're supposed to go on that way. How do I know this? Ummmmm.........

I think I'm goin to Katmandu.......that's really really where I'm going to...
I can't get that song out of my head.
you know I just gotta ask !!..lol, ummmm..seeing how I know you could or did put the lug nuts on backwards ?..i'm guessing you just put them on backwards by hand ?, becauseeeeeeeeee..if you try to put an impact socket on them ?, you can't do this because of the way they are flared ?, sooooo..i'm just guessing it was just by hand ?. yes..this can be done, but not very tight !...lol.
I actually own a large assortment of 6 point impact sockets, and one 17mm round impact socket for just such a purpose. It works pretty good. $1.99 at Harbor Freight. It only works for installing tapered lug nuts backwards. Who'd a thunk there'd be a market for such a thing? Works good. Worth every penny!

Page 11-7 in the "official" repair manual tells you how to properly install the nuts with the "curved side facing inwards".

Who pays attention to details like that? It's my ATV. Right or wrong, I'll install MY lug nuts any way I want to!

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non-ethanal is a good decision , if were two dollars more per gallon I would still get it ------ something you are missing , a battery maintainer is a good investment , will make the battery last longer , have more reserve and it will always be ready to fire up
yeah till you get a bad maintainer and it goes nuts and fry's a whole bunch of electrical things, ASK me how I know this LOL
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I got 10 maintainers running right now and really need about 3 more , I have had them conk out , but never do damage to what ever it was hooked to --- I can buy 3 maintainers for the cost of one good battery , since using tenders I have not been buying as many batteries
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I got 10 maintainers running right now and really need about 3 more , I have had them conk out , but never do damage to what ever it was hooked to --- I can buy 3 maintainers for the cost of one good battery , since using tenders I have not been buying as many batteries
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it takes a certain kind of skill, to install lug nuts backwards. i wont elaborate.
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