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05-15-2019 01:24 PM
Jeepwm69 There are workarounds on that

https://www.hondaatvforums.net/forum...tml#post866202
05-15-2019 10:05 AM
shadetree
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A lot of people use a rear end from an ATC Big Red 250 or a 350 Fourtrax/ 350 Foreman (86-89) in a 300. Those rear ends have fully tubed rear ends with bearing support out on the ends of the tubes, so the rear axle is better supported and much more resistant to water getting in the rear end and eating up bearings and eventually gears.

All that is required to swap them in is an adapter plate that welds onto the 250ES/ 350D axle tube to match up with the 300 swingarm mounting flange. The diffs themselves are the same gear ratio and bolt right up to the swingarm.
you forgot to mention that the rear brake cables wont be a simple hook up..lol.
05-15-2019 07:53 AM
Jeepwm69 A lot of people use a rear end from an ATC Big Red 250 or a 350 Fourtrax/ 350 Foreman (86-89) in a 300. Those rear ends have fully tubed rear ends with bearing support out on the ends of the tubes, so the rear axle is better supported and much more resistant to water getting in the rear end and eating up bearings and eventually gears.

All that is required to swap them in is an adapter plate that welds onto the 250ES/ 350D axle tube to match up with the 300 swingarm mounting flange. The diffs themselves are the same gear ratio and bolt right up to the swingarm.
05-15-2019 07:14 AM
bighanded good to know ! thanks
05-14-2019 09:50 PM
shadetree
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was curious so just did a quick search (2 hours drive distance)
$2500 - 1996 300 4x4- new seat etc..clean and ready to ride w/newish tires
$2100 - 1999 300 2x4 - needs battery
$1800 - 1991 300 4x4 - gonna need a seat and front axels they pop sometimes and needs rear axel bearings
$3000 - 1999 300 4x4 - Perfect condition for a 1999 model and meticulously maintained by professional hands. Brand new ITP 25 inch mud lite XTR tires and ITP aluminum 12 inch wheels. This machine runs and operates like it did when it rolled off the factory floor. You will have a hard time finding another one this nice. It is ready to ride with a fresh oil change, front and rear differentials are drained and refilled every 5 rides along with the transfer case. It has a new spark plug, air filter and all four new tie rod ends with a proper alignment after installing a 2 inch lift kit from High Lifter.com. I still have the factory 11 inch steel wheels and old tires that will be included.
when I am done with this '88 trx300fw, I will start my asking price @ 3k !. sure its 31 years old, age wise ?, but !!, it will be like a new '88 trx300fw when I am done with it !..lol.
one of the questions that seem to come up..is around being able to still get OEM parts for the older bikes...I thought I might be going to need rear end/diff repair on my 1993 this time..fortunately that's not the case...but the shop cautioned me that he would have to use Chinese components if he did have to get into it...do you have sources still for OEM parts like this?
you did not say which oem parts for the rear diff you need ?. I know you can still buy ring and pinion gear set for a 2000 trx300fw, which is the same gear set for all models from 1988 to 2000. I bought mine from partzilla.
05-14-2019 02:20 PM
bighanded
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was curious so just did a quick search (2 hours drive distance)
$2500 - 1996 300 4x4- new seat etc..clean and ready to ride w/newish tires
$2100 - 1999 300 2x4 - needs battery
$1800 - 1991 300 4x4 - gonna need a seat and front axels they pop sometimes and needs rear axel bearings
$3000 - 1999 300 4x4 - Perfect condition for a 1999 model and meticulously maintained by professional hands. Brand new ITP 25 inch mud lite XTR tires and ITP aluminum 12 inch wheels. This machine runs and operates like it did when it rolled off the factory floor. You will have a hard time finding another one this nice. It is ready to ride with a fresh oil change, front and rear differentials are drained and refilled every 5 rides along with the transfer case. It has a new spark plug, air filter and all four new tie rod ends with a proper alignment after installing a 2 inch lift kit from High Lifter.com. I still have the factory 11 inch steel wheels and old tires that will be included.
when I am done with this '88 trx300fw, I will start my asking price @ 3k !. sure its 31 years old, age wise ?, but !!, it will be like a new '88 trx300fw when I am done with it !..lol.
one of the questions that seem to come up..is around being able to still get OEM parts for the older bikes...I thought I might be going to need rear end/diff repair on my 1993 this time..fortunately that's not the case...but the shop cautioned me that he would have to use Chinese components if he did have to get into it...do you have sources still for OEM parts like this?
05-14-2019 01:29 PM
shadetree
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was curious so just did a quick search (2 hours drive distance)
$2500 - 1996 300 4x4- new seat etc..clean and ready to ride w/newish tires
$2100 - 1999 300 2x4 - needs battery
$1800 - 1991 300 4x4 - gonna need a seat and front axels they pop sometimes and needs rear axel bearings
$3000 - 1999 300 4x4 - Perfect condition for a 1999 model and meticulously maintained by professional hands. Brand new ITP 25 inch mud lite XTR tires and ITP aluminum 12 inch wheels. This machine runs and operates like it did when it rolled off the factory floor. You will have a hard time finding another one this nice. It is ready to ride with a fresh oil change, front and rear differentials are drained and refilled every 5 rides along with the transfer case. It has a new spark plug, air filter and all four new tie rod ends with a proper alignment after installing a 2 inch lift kit from High Lifter.com. I still have the factory 11 inch steel wheels and old tires that will be included.
when I am done with this '88 trx300fw, I will start my asking price @ 3k !. sure its 31 years old, age wise ?, but !!, it will be like a new '88 trx300fw when I am done with it !..lol.
05-14-2019 10:33 AM
bighanded was curious so just did a quick search (2 hours drive distance)
$2500 - 1996 300 4x4- new seat etc..clean and ready to ride w/newish tires
$2100 - 1999 300 2x4 - needs battery
$1800 - 1991 300 4x4 - gonna need a seat and front axels they pop sometimes and needs rear axel bearings
$3000 - 1999 300 4x4 - Perfect condition for a 1999 model and meticulously maintained by professional hands. Brand new ITP 25 inch mud lite XTR tires and ITP aluminum 12 inch wheels. This machine runs and operates like it did when it rolled off the factory floor. You will have a hard time finding another one this nice. It is ready to ride with a fresh oil change, front and rear differentials are drained and refilled every 5 rides along with the transfer case. It has a new spark plug, air filter and all four new tie rod ends with a proper alignment after installing a 2 inch lift kit from High Lifter.com. I still have the factory 11 inch steel wheels and old tires that will be included.
05-14-2019 10:27 AM
Jeepwm69 I know the feeling, BUT at least when you go through one yourself you know what you have.

I don't want a new one, and buying a used one you never know what you're getting unless you go through it, so fixing them up is the way to go.
05-14-2019 10:02 AM
bighanded yep...here in the Carolinas...300s are still plentiful.. a quick local craigslist search will turn up 3 or 5 within an hours drive....but are usually plenty ragged out and they still want $2k plus for them.
guy at my repair shop told me the motors alone are pulling up to $600 as those seem to be the best part of those old bikes.
the good news is most of the bikes have been used primarily for hunting machines or next generation riders just ripping up trails...
my 300 was an old deer hunt machine, so while it didn't get a lot of love, it wasn't abused either. still...I was happy to shell out $1500 for it that included new tires, battery, plastic was all intact.
but brakes, cables and bearings still added another $1k on top of that..so basicall ya $2500 machine before I got done too.
looking back, would I love to have a shiney new rancher for under $6k..sure...can I justify $6k?..nope

a "vintage ATV" in good working order for around $2k...that's my threshold of pain.
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