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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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1993 Honda Fourtrax 300 4x4

This is a build log, not a build up.
I enjoy working on these things, I buy them, fix them and sell them, I keep some for myself but mostly to sell.
I keep a ledger of money spent and a tally to see if I made or lost.
My time is free, since I enjoy it and always learn something along the way, you could say its the cost of
an education, otherwise its purchase + parts= Profits?
I am not a mechanic, I just own tools and like to get dirty.

Today I picked this gem up, It is a real test
Can I make a dollar off of it? we will see.
Worst case I can part it out, so if you need any parts
let me know,

1993 Honda Fourtrax 300 full time 4x4.
I will update as I go.

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Is it 1st gen 93 or 2nd gen 93 (single tube under tank or split frame?)

Doesn't look bad. Floorboards will always get you a nice bit.
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Hi Jeep
I guess its a second gen split frame.

So tear down begins.

I have a video but cant post it (mp4)?
so I will write it out.
Previous owner said it just stopped a few years ago, and hasn't moved. we will see

I checked the oil, pulled the plug, it was orange. lol
sprayed the cylinder down with PB blaster
hooked up a battery charger
checked all the fuses
Turned the key
hit the button nothing!
turned on the lights nothing?
found a tiny small red wire pulled loose from the start relay, plugged it back in.
hit the button Wamo! the starter spins
screwed in the compression tester and spun it about 10 revolutions
it maxed out as 80 psi and held that for 20 min. while i removed and cleaned the dirt dobbers out of the float bowl of the carb. (i used toilet bowl cleaner to clean carbs it works great)
Installed the carb and rigged up some gas in a bottle.
primed the carb and filled the bowl with fuel and hit the button.

Pause for suspense vroooooom she is alive.
after listening to it and letting it idle and warm up, Im sure the valves need adjusting and the carb is not perfect. There is a wirling noise after you shut it off sounds like its coming from the front of the engine? I have no idea.
also when pushing it I heard a clunky sound coming from the front end diff area, we will address that soon enough.

All and all, a great night, from broken down for several years to starting up and idling
I will clean the tank and get some proper fuel for it, set the valves and change the oil, at this point it looks like I can save her, and make a buck, so that is the plan.

new used fenders
new wheels and tires
a good service (oil/filters/carb/plug)
a new master cylinder and lever
clean and adjust the brakes
address the front clunky noise
address the wirlly noise.

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bad one way clutch bearing on right side, bad cv joints on one or both of front drive axles.
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Nice project C! I like to work on stuff but I don’t like to sell it lol.

Jeep what’s the frame diff—advantages for builds mebbe? I have a 93 with i think a single frame pipe running under the tank. It has a fan, too.
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Video?

What format should a video be in to upload it?

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Goober that is a beautiful machine, I like the green wheels, is that a factory option?
I am just trying to save this one, so far so good.
I am trying not to get attached to it. lol
I have been enjoying my 98 450es.
Here are some pics of tonights work.
I cleaned the tank and it looks to be salvageable.
found someone has been in the brakes recently, the rear is dragging and there is a clunk in the rear drive shaft or diff I cant tell yet.
all diffs and t case had fluid in them, so at least there arnt dry.

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Thanks for noticing the olive drab powder coating; thought it might inspire you in your hunt for new wheels.

These are the original wheels and they had the original Goodyears on them—which i think you have one. They were silver but flaking and the black primer was peeling too. The powdercoater couldn’t get a silver i liked And didn’t want black. Very happy with the match

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Goober that is a beautiful machine, I like the green wheels, is that a factory option?
I am just trying to save this one, so far so good.
I am trying not to get attached to it. lol
I have been enjoying my 98 450es.
Here are some pics of tonights work.
I cleaned the tank and it looks to be salvageable.
found someone has been in the brakes recently, the rear is dragging and there is a clunk in the rear drive shaft or diff I cant tell yet.
all diffs and t case had fluid in them, so at least there arnt dry.

MrC.
did I not tell you, most times the rear diff's die a lot on the trx300's ?..lol.

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Mr.C ,
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