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I have a honda 4 trx 4x4 year 1992. I have a winch i would like to put on it and was woundering if any one knows is there a difference between a 1992 and a 1993 frame. Because i found a mounting plate for a 1993 and would like to buy it if it will work. And if no does anyone know where i can get one for my 1992 honda four trx 4x4.
 

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If I remember right they are the same but someone here may know different
 

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The 2wd models are different between those years. The '88-'92 had struts and lower A-arms on the front and the frame is made different. The '93-2000 had shocks and upper and lower A-arms. I don't think the 4X4 models are different between those years, except I think the sizes of the front shocks may be different. I'm not positive about the 4X4 models, though, so you better wait and get some more advice before you buy the part. It's been so long, I just can't remember for sure.
 

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i know they changed the way the shocks are set up..thats about all i know..for the winch problem...do what i did..and fab your own....i spent 20 bucks on 3/16 steel plate..had it cut and all for that price..plus got to keep the drop..warn never made a mounting bracket for the 89 trx350d 4x4 back then..i guess they didn't have a big demand for atv winches around that time..anyway..i called warn..and no..they never made a mounting plate for my bike..sooo..i decided to fab my own..it droped right in..and all it took was alittle welding..and bam ..done !..soo..consider doing it yourself..save your money.
 

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Agree^^^^^!!Fabbing your own always saves money.
 

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hay shadetree do u have any pics to give me some ideas.
i can take some of mine..at least where it sit's..the winch is already sitting on the plate...but..it might give you an idea on how to fab one....if you got a level place to mount your winch..and it will sit there..all you need to do is cut you a piece of flat metal large enough to rest across the spot where your going to sit your winch....it needs to be 3/16 thick..at least that much is what warn calls for..not sure about yours ?...check to make sure the metal will fit where you want it to go..and your winch will have room to clear everything...before you weld it in..pre drill the winch mounting holes through the metal...then bolt your winch to the metal..set your winch where it goes....tack weld the metal to the frame on four corners..this is to make sure it don't move on you before you weld it good..after you get it all tacked up..finish welding it in. i'll go take some pictures of mine..i doubt it will help you..seeing how it's already together..but...it will give you an idea.
 

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here's 3 of my set up..as i said before..it's kinda hard to show you the details..seeing how the metal is covered up...but..with the instructions i gave ya..this should give you a idea on how to cut an fit the metal to go where you can put your winch :)
 

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Unhook the battery before you weld on the 4-wheeler.
 

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thanks for the info and pics
your welcome..also..as stated by helmut..when you unhook the battery..make sure you also unhook your c.d.i..very important with unhooking the c.d.i. !!!!!!
 

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what is the c.d.i i am new to this kind of work on my atv
It's your ignition module. C.D.I. stands for Capacitor Discharge Ignition.
 

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it's a black looking box..with a plug with alot of wires going into it..it should have two plugs..one on each side of each other..yours could have just one plug..not sure...plugged into the box..this controls your firing of your spark plug.....the plug's that are plugged into it..most are kinda clear..yours should be too..when you locate it..unplug the connectors from it before you do any welding..if you try welding on your bike..with these plugged in..you just very well run the risk of frying it..and they are not cheap to replace..lol
 

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it's a black looking box..with a plug with alot of wires going into it..it should have two plugs..one on each side of each other..yours could have just one plug..not sure...plugged into the box..this controls your firing of your spark plug.....the plug's that are plugged into it..most are kinda clear..yours should be too..when you locate it..unplug the connectors from it before you do any welding..if you try welding on your bike..with these plugged in..you just very well run the risk of frying it..and they are not cheap to replace..lol
You can just unhook your battery cables from the battery and it does the same thing. They are usually easier to get to.
 

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So helmut as long as i unhook the battery i don't need to unhook the c.d.i correct. I think i will have my dad weld up a plate and help me install one. He is a fabricator at a welding shot and he can get me the plate i need i asked him last night. PS thanks for all the help so far.
 

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So helmut as long as i unhook the battery i don't need to unhook the c.d.i correct. I think i will have my dad weld up a plate and help me install one. He is a fabricator at a welding shot and he can get me the plate i need i asked him last night. PS thanks for all the help so far.
That's the way I have always done it and I've never had any problems. When you unhook the battery cables, you won't have a ground or power going to the CDI, so it would be the same as unplugging it, anyway. I would unhook both battery cables just to make sure.
 
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