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??????