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Hello, My father-inlaw has a 300 fourtrax that his on has worked on. He is a good mechanic, but is having problems getting the right front and rear breaks adjusted right on it. Now I am stuck with this task and need help!!!!!!! :hail:LOL The rear will not grab or release, and the right front will not expand. So the only breaks are the left front. Any help will be great. Thanks
 

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Have you tried adjusting the front brakes and bleeding them?

If you haven't already, you'll probably have to take the cover off the back brakes and take the drum off and clean it and the brakes shoes and maybe replace the shoes. The back brakes are bad about getting full of mud. You might want to take the little shaft that the brake lever clamps on, out and clean and put a thin coat of grease on it, so it will move easier.
 

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I haven't tore into it yet. I have been going thru the forum post and seeing wht can find out. Tomorrow is the big day...LOL.... What an awesome group of ppl you have here. I found the post about sercive manuals and purchased the one for the 300.
Chris said the pads are fine and he said he bleed the front. The rear break arm at the drum wont retract after ingaged. And when engaged they dont work? I will post more tomorrow for sure.
Thank you for your help. Howard loves his 300 and I just want to get it back to a safe riding fun bike. Hell, he's 70 years old and out rides most of us!!!!!!lol
 

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Yeah, the 300's are great bikes. Let us know if you need help and we will try to help you.
 

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The Hondas are great quads but the rear breaks suck Honda should have put disc on them, they make an aftermarket kit to install disc breals on them think they cost around 350 bucks
 

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The Hondas are great quads but the rear breaks suck Honda should have put disc on them, they make an aftermarket kit to install disc breals on them think they cost around 350 bucks
The front breaks on the 300 utility suck too!..lol I replaced mine with the disc brakes and removed the back breaks alltogher and everything works great even in mud and water.
 

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I agree, the rear drum brakes don't work too good with new shoes on.
 

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i have seen the front disc conversion for 4x4s, do they make it for 2wd too? and submarine, there any issues with you removing your rear drum brake? and what did you do about a parking brake?
 

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i have seen the front disc conversion for 4x4s, do they make it for 2wd too? and submarine, there any issues with you removing your rear drum brake? and what did you do about a parking brake?
Here is a kit that works for 2wd. NOTE: You have to have 12 inch rims.

Honda Front Disc Brake Kit #327

If he removed his rear drum, I'm sure he doesn't have a parking brake, but you can just put the ATV in low gear and it won't roll on a hill. Put it in reverse if you're sitting with the rear of the ATV pointing down hill.
 

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thats a pretty good looking brake kit for a decent price. and the needing 12" wheels doesnt bother me. i want to get 12" rims with 25" tires anyway. so the rear brake on our quads are bad about getting full of mud and crap? when you remove the rear brake components, do you remove everything, full drum, shoes,ect, cable, pedal, hand brake lever? and what does this do for putting it into reverse? just looking for a bit of info because i love playing in the semi-deep water and nasty mud and goopy stuff. :biggrin:
 

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by the way, does anyone know how a set of wheels for a 4x4 300 will fit on a 2wd? i was just looking at wheels and all i found so far were 12x7 2+5 and 5+2 for a 4x4. will these fit okay on mine??
 
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