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I have finished the 07 Rancher 400FA, that was fun, I rode it about 20 minutes hard today and another 10 just putting around, the new battery helped the flashing 4x4 light, now it only comes on when in 4x4 which works I tested it on a large dirt pile I have. I posted an ad on CL today selling it.
I want to thank this forum, As some of you know I picked up a basket case 98 foreman 450es. Using the manuals downloads and my phone, I have rebuilt the carb, traced the yellow wire w/ red tracer to a faulty/dirty relay, I cleaned it and now the switches work perfectly to shift gears, I also used the manual for putting the oil filter in correctly. Thank you all, I hope I can pay it forward.
So whats next, the 07 goes to a local auction Saturday, I hope to sell it there or on CL.
The 98 is my new toy, I have verified all the systems work and work well. I do need a display this one is busted (anyone have one) Plans are front disc brake conversion, 2 inch wheel spacer, new tires, maybe a 2 inch lift and then a 2wd / 4x4 conversion. I have said before I normally ride sport bikes, I hope I can get this 450 to have a sporty feel. Otherwise I may be looking for something like a 400ex. Anyways I'm off looking for my next flip.
Shadetree thanks again, I know you advise against the ES models, but this one seems ok and until I can find the unicorn manual trans, this will have to do.