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1988 - 1992 ???

Hello and HELP,
I'm Tony and I just joined your forum. I live in the Florida Panhandle.
I just got 2 Honda 300 Trx Fourtrax ATVs, I was told that they are both between 1988 and 1992. Neither one has keys so I ordered 2 ignition switches. They are 4 wire with Red, Black, Pink, and Pink w/ White stripe.
So when taking the old ignition switch's out I found that they are both non stock and have wire nuts on the ends but aren't connected to any wires. So my question is where and how do I connect the new wires?
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
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The new OEM Honda ignition switches plug into the wiring harness. Those are obsolete parts though... how were you lucky enough to find two of them?

You should find bullet connectors for those ignition switches to plug into on the wiring harness under the front fender.

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Sorry for such a late reply, but thanks for the links. I have a lease in Alabama and the 2 Atv's were just sitting together in the back of the property. They haven't run in several years and I asked about them and was told that a past member had left them when they quit running. He's gone now so I asked if I could try and get them working and was told that if I took both home I could have them. So I loaded 1 in the back of my truck and brought it home and I'm going back this weekend to bring the other one home.
I got it to crank after I put in the ignition and took the carb off and cleaned it, and changed the oil. In order to get it to start I have to feather the throttle. After it warms up it will start right back up but if it sits for a little while I have to mess with the throttle to get it to start again. No brakes or lights yet but I want to fix 1 thing at a time.
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get the service manual. it has a wiring diagram. if it sat for a long time, then you may be looking into carb problems, plus bad gas, specially if ethanol gas was used. sitting for several years says something also.
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First you might not be starting it right. On a cold engine, set the choke to full. Turn on ignition—the red oil light should come on momentarily—then go out. Push the thumb throttle all the way open—as you start cranking, let the throttle come back to 1/3 open. It should fire—after about 15-30 seconds it should start to run roughly then step the choke to middle; after two minutes you should be able to turn choke off.

If you’re still having rough idle then you have to do some maintenance

Consider draining the fuel tank completely and add fresh fuel with Seafoam

There’s a nut on the bottom of the petcock—unscrew it and clean the screen with an old toothbrush. Don’t use steel—it’s plastic.

You might have to replace the starter valve.
Keep in mind that the quads are old—every time you inspect something there’s a chance you’ll break it. LOL it happens
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If you want to know what year they are , the 10th digit of the vin number is a code for the year ----a lot of times the sticker is still on the frame and readable in the front bottom and the year is on that sticker
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Can't beat getting free Hondas! Those 300's are awesome bikes. Fix them both and do a few upgrades and you'll have bikes you can ride the rest of your life.
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I interpreted this as "don't use your steel toothbrush" You are hardcore, Goober.

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—unscrew it and clean the screen with an old toothbrush. Don’t use steel—it’s plastic.
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LOL special implants eh?

I use brass or plastic brushes on my carbs. Bamboo handled cotton swabs—when the swab tip gets dirty you can break the handle off to scrape away bits of gasket from the carb body.
I try to avoid scoring those mating surfaces.
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Update:
I took the carb apart, jets and pilot screw. The pilot screw was 2 3/4 turns out and when I reinstalled it I turned it 1 3/4 turns out according to the CLYMER manual. It
Will crank and run and also idle fairly well but falls to low occasionally and it has a slow throttle response. So I have a couple questions.
1- the choke lever has to be held with the thumb to keep it all the way to the left but it will stay in the middle position by itself and will stay in the off position by itself. Is there an adjustment that will fix that?

2- what can I do to even out the idle and get a better response from the throttle?

I still need to fix the back brake, there is absolutely NO brakes in the rear. The left front lever is loose, you can pull it all the way to the grip and it will stay there, also the foot pedal will go almost to the ground but it will return.
The front brake only has a brake line to 1 side so at least it has a little stopping power.
Thanks for all the reply's,
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