1990 fourtrax 300 4x4 - Honda ATV Forum
New Member Introductions If you are new here please post in this section so everyone can get to know you. This will be a kind of icebreaker section for new members.

 6Likes
  • 2 Post By fishfiles
  • 2 Post By Andyluvs300
  • 1 Post By Goober
  • 1 Post By fishfiles
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Andyluvs300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Thunder Bay Ontario Canada
Posts: 5
Liked: 2 times
1990 fourtrax 300 4x4

Hello! I have bought a used submarine! I know the topic has been covered a bit but does anyone have any advice on exactly what rear shock/spring I should buy? I’m a pretty big guy and I would like to take the wife on the occasional ride without fear of bottoming out. Thanks!!
Andyluvs300 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 01:27 PM
Gold Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
fishfiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Bayou La'combe , Louisiana
Posts: 11,837
Liked: 6793 times
Garage
One option would be a nitrogen charged shock , I have Worx on my 300 back and front , I am lucky to work on hydraulics and have a nitrogen charging tank set up so I was able to play with the settings ----they are expensive , I bought a set of 3 used at a great price as far as they go for new ----so how much weight are we talking about LOL ------ my wife didn't want to ride her bike yesterday and she rode on the back of my 450 with me , I got to say it was the best ride we had together ever , was a lot of fun
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4890.JPG
Views:	11
Size:	1.29 MB
ID:	137448   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4885.JPG
Views:	11
Size:	1.20 MB
ID:	137450  
Goober and _Wilson_ like this.
fishfiles is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Andyluvs300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Thunder Bay Ontario Canada
Posts: 5
Liked: 2 times
Thank you for the info!! That’s quite the set up. We are talking around 400lbs lol a lot for the little bike I know. What are the white paddle deals on your axle? Thanks again
fishfiles and Goober like this.
Andyluvs300 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 12:32 PM
Gold Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
Goober's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3,100
Liked: 1417 times
It’s good you should ask about payload. You know these machines aren’t intended for two up riding. There is the possibility that you and your sweetie are going up a hill and the front end comes up and both you and the quad end up on top of her?

Yes people ride two-up on these quads–usually pappy and a wee one. So I’m not gonna say “don’t do it because bad things will happen.” Just remember they aren’t designed for this, so carefully consider these limitations into your planned use.
wheeler likes this.

_________________
Click link for Honda service manuals! 👀 see, right here👇🏻 Click it 👇🏻
https://drive.google.com/drive/mobil...13&direction=a

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/oem-parts

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda
__________________
Goober is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 01:29 PM
Gold Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
bighanded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 99
Liked: 114 times
the paddle wheel you see in the pic is just that...helps the quad paddle through the lake (grin)

as for double up...and I agree...not advising it...but I'm a big nuff boy and the wife and i together are going to press the 400lbs recommended max on the 300..that said...we had a ton of rain early in the year and some of my trails out back were under a foot of water...normally the wife will ride those trails in our lifted golf cart...she has a trail cam hobby and she wanted to get to the cameras to swap out batteries and SD cards...but 36volts and 450amps in a foot plus of water just didn't seem like the best idea to her so the two of us cozied up on the old 300..mind you... I never got out of 2nd gear..was going slow and we don't have any significant hills...we just needed the lil bike to plow through some water and claw through some mud that woulda stuck the golf cart....the 300 didn't seem to have any issues, either with power as it slogged through axle deep mud, nor with load bearing...again..this wasn't trail ride enjoyment for the day...this was short run, careful going....had the 500 been on the property.. I wouda taken us out on that, but the 300..definintely smaller seat space and shorter bike..still...it did just fine.
bighanded is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 05:43 PM
Gold Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
fishfiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Bayou La'combe , Louisiana
Posts: 11,837
Liked: 6793 times
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andyluvs300 View Post
Thank you for the info!! Thatís quite the set up. We are talking around 400lbs lol a lot for the little bike I know. What are the white paddle deals on your axle? Thanks again

they are called hub paddles , the bolt between the hubs and rims , I don't fall down into the ruts that are too deep for my tires , and they walk along the high ridge in the middle of the ruts

this weekend like I said above the wife rode on back with me , she was lite up and I didn't want to see her ride , I am 175 and she about 130 , so we were around 305 with a ice chest filled up must have been 50 pounds or more , so we were around 355 , I was riding the 450 and no the 300 tough , the 450 has two shocks ------if you are into doing modifactions , a 350D rear end under that 300 would be a good mod and the 350D is a two shock rear end , you could do a double upgrade
_Wilson_ likes this.
fishfiles is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Andyluvs300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Thunder Bay Ontario Canada
Posts: 5
Liked: 2 times
Thanks again for the information. I do realize that the bike is made for a single rider but my budget dictates what I do. And the fact that the original spring/shock has zero adjustment and is soft with just me on it means I need an upgrade (cheaper the better) does any know the exact length from eye to eye? And the eyehole size? And here it comes “has anyone ever had any luck with eBay shocks?” They have some adjustable 100-300 kg that “say” they fit but I’m just sceptical. Thanks all again. I don’t want to go to a smaller tire (27” gorilla) as they were the whole reason I bought the bike.
Andyluvs300 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 08:22 AM
Gold Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
wheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canadian Ice Box!
Posts: 1,006
Liked: 454 times
I run a new set of Bronco Shocks which are fully adjustable. Lil pricey here in Canada but the ride is fantastic!!!!

1995 Honda 300, 355bbk, 40b Webcam, Springs & Hardened Rockers, 300ex Carb, Ricks CDI, FMF Full Exhaust, EBC DRC Clutch Kit, Outlaw Clutch Springs, Twin Air Filter, HL Disc Brake Conversion, Wide Open 424 kit, HL 2" lift, Bronco Shocks, 26" Zillas, Terra 35 Super Winch, Heat Demon Hand/Thumb Warmers, Powermadd Hand Guards, PIAA 35w Bulbs
wheeler is online now  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Andyluvs300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Thunder Bay Ontario Canada
Posts: 5
Liked: 2 times
What is the model#? Of the broncos? Are from highlifter? I emailed them and they said they donít have or know of anything that I could use
Andyluvs300 is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda ATV Forum > Honda ATV Discussions > New Member Introductions

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda ATV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome