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I bought a spare quad for parts that has a 1 inch lift kit on it and I'm wondering since all it is are 2 silly little brackets can I make my own and jack the quad 2 or 3 inches ??? Thanks
 

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i have a 1993 and im working on my own 3 inch lift the problem im running into is when i compress the shock to fit the 3" bracket on i only have bout 1.5 " of shock left to ride on so it might be a bumpy ride lol
 

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sweet man 3 inches thats allot... so i could do 2 inches for sure??? thanks
 

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sweet man 3 inches thats allot... so i could do 2 inches for sure??? thanks
Yeah, 2 inches should be no problem. Submarine 300 has a lift on his and I believe he made it, if I remember right.
 

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cool thanks guys I got another question for you guys,, I bought a manual and it say's that there is a metal screen inside the engine behind the right side engine cover anyone ver cleaned it??? should I replace the gasket Thanks
 

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I wouldn't even mess with that screen. I've never cleaned it unless I took the side cover off to fix something else. If you do, you'll have to replace the side cover gasket and there's some parts in there that will fall out of place and you'll have to put them back and it can be a little tricky. I would just change the oil and oil filter. I've never seen one of those screens get too dirty anyway.
 

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SWEET man Thank you so much i was a little worried about something like that Im so happy I dint try because I bet I would have done more damage than good lol......... just one final question I bought BEL RAY 80/90and changed the front and rear end diffs... but a buddy told me there is another diff for the front wheel drive on the front of the motor block??? in a round aluminum part and he said he mixes his 80/90 with 10/30 motor oil???? or he might have said straight 10/30 im not sure any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks
 

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SWEET man Thank you so much i was a little worried about something like that Im so happy I dint try because I bet I would have done more damage than good lol......... just one final question I bought BEL RAY 80/90and changed the front and rear end diffs... but a buddy told me there is another diff for the front wheel drive on the front of the motor block??? in a round aluminum part and he said he mixes his 80/90 with 10/30 motor oil???? or he might have said straight 10/30 im not sure any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks
There's another differential on the front that turns the front axles, it uses 80W. Also, there's a transfer case(front gear case) on the left side at the front of the engine near the fender. A lot of people use 80W in it too, but the repair manual says you're supposed to use Honda GN4 10W-40 motor oil.

 

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Ok so i got the front diff and filled it up with 80 and the rear as well... but the on on the fron engine I dont know what to do should i get the special honda lube??? allso where is the drain bolt???? and one more thing when i put the bellray 80 in and went for a good rip when I got home it was a little bubbly ??? is the ok or shuoold i drain and do it again ... the diffs where prob never done before.... thanks
 

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Ok so i got the front diff and filled it up with 80 and the rear as well... but the on on the fron engine I dont know what to do should i get the special honda lube??? allso where is the drain bolt???? and one more thing when i put the bellray 80 in and went for a good rip when I got home it was a little bubbly ??? is the ok or shuoold i drain and do it again ... the diffs where prob never done before.... thanks
I would use the Honda GN4 10W-40 in the transfer case(front gear case), but I don't think it will hurt anything to use the 80W. Also, if you don't use the Honda GN4 in the engine, make sure you use an oil designed for wet clutch systems or your clutch will start slipping. Another thing, when you change your oil filter, watch how it comes out because if you put it in backwards, it will block the oil flow and destroy your engine.

The picture below shows the front gear case. It shows the drain bolt and check bolt. When you fill it back up, fill it up until the oil runs out the check bolt.

 

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ooooh ok cool man thanks for the pics... I will cheak out the bottle of 80 i got hopefully it says on there if its the wet cluitch system compatable otherwiese will go but the special oil thanks again...
 

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ooooh ok cool man thanks for the pics... I will cheak out the bottle of 80 i got hopefully it says on there if its the wet cluitch system compatable otherwiese will go but the special oil thanks again...
No, I meant the engine oil has to be wet clutch compatible, not the oil that you put in the differentials or the front gear case.
 

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ooooh ok cool man thanks for the pics... I will cheak out the bottle of 80 i got hopefully it says on there if its the wet cluitch system compatable otherwiese will go but the special oil thanks again...
No, I meant the engine oil has to be wet clutch compatible, not the oil that you put in the differentials or the front gear case.

OK cool well do u think im causing damage by putting in regular shell 10w30???
 

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ooooh ok cool man thanks for the pics... I will cheak out the bottle of 80 i got hopefully it says on there if its the wet cluitch system compatable otherwiese will go but the special oil thanks again...
No, I meant the engine oil has to be wet clutch compatible, not the oil that you put in the differentials or the front gear case.

OK cool well do u think im causing damage by putting in regular shell 10w30???
I'm not sure if Shell will work or not, but if it isn't designed for wet clutches, your clutch will start slipping. I've used Castrol, but I'm not sure what other brands you can use. I always try to use Honda GN4 oil when I can.
 

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No, I meant the engine oil has to be wet clutch compatible, not the oil that you put in the differentials or the front gear case.

OK cool well do u think im causing damage by putting in regular shell 10w30???
I'm not sure if Shell will work or not, but if it isn't designed for wet clutches, your clutch will start slipping. I've used Castrol, but I'm not sure what other brands you can use. I always try to use Honda GN4 oil when I can.

I can get castrol at Costco as well here in Canada I'm not about to pay the big bucks for the Honda oil its extremely overpriced here, The Shell oil is just regular generic oil. And its cheap :) but u really think its doing damage ?? Thanks Helmut
 

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OK cool well do u think im causing damage by putting in regular shell 10w30???
I'm not sure if Shell will work or not, but if it isn't designed for wet clutches, your clutch will start slipping. I've used Castrol, but I'm not sure what other brands you can use. I always try to use Honda GN4 oil when I can.

I can get castrol at Costco as well here in Canada I'm not about to pay the big bucks for the Honda oil its extremely overpriced here, The Shell oil is just regular generic oil. And its cheap :) but u really think its doing damage ?? Thanks Helmut
I know for a fact that if you don't use oil designed for wet clutches, that your clutch will start slipping, but I'm not sure about the Shell oil. It may be OK. Seems like I remember reading somewhere that somebody was using Shell and it was OK. Maybe someone else will know for sure and chime in.
 

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Ok so i got the front diff and filled it up with 80 and the rear as well... but the on on the fron engine I dont know what to do should i get the special honda lube??? allso where is the drain bolt???? and one more thing when i put the bellray 80 in and went for a good rip when I got home it was a little bubbly ??? is the ok or shuoold i drain and do it again ... the diffs where prob never done before.... thanks
I would use the Honda GN4 10W-40 in the transfer case(front gear case), but I don't think it will hurt anything to use the 80W. Also, if you don't use the Honda GN4 in the engine, make sure you use an oil designed for wet clutch systems or your clutch will start slipping. Another thing, when you change your oil filter, watch how it comes out because if you put it in backwards, it will block the oil flow and destroy your engine.

The picture below shows the front gear case. It shows the drain bolt and check bolt. When you fill it back up, fill it up until the oil runs out the check bolt.




OK so 80/90 is good for all diff's right but the only thing I'm not sure about is the engine oil I but good shell 10/30 but u think I really should buy the special wet clutch compatible Honda oil??? Thanks
 

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OK so 80/90 is good for all diff's right but the only thing I'm not sure about is the engine oil I but good shell 10/30 but u think I really should buy the special wet clutch compatible Honda oil???
Yeah 80/90 will work in both diffs.

Shell oil might be wet clutch compatible, I'm not sure. I'm not saying it ain't, I'm just not sure. If you've been using it for a long time already and your clutch hasn't started slipping, then it's probably alright.
 

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Cool Cool ... Yeah I have no Idea either lol have u ever had a clutch slipping??? whats does it feel like??? the only thing that concerns me about my bike is that in fifth gear if I don't keep my rpm's up it will make a steady clunking noise is that norm ??? I def let the motor bog but it will only maker that clunking noise in 5th Thanks Helmut
 

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Cool Cool ... Yeah I have no Idea either lol have u ever had a clutch slipping??? whats does it feel like??? the only thing that concerns me about my bike is that in fifth gear if I don't keep my rpm's up it will make a steady clunking noise is that norm ??? I def let the motor bog but it will only maker that clunking noise in 5th Thanks Helmut
I don't know what the clunking noise could be.

When the clutch starts slipping, you will notice the motor rev higher than normal. When it first starts slipping, it will be more noticeable in 5th gear, especially when you just change into 5th gear from 4th. At first, it isn't too noticeable, but as you ride it more, it will get worse and worse. Finally, you will notice it in the other gears. And then you will start feeling a lot of vibration in the footpegs. The engine will be revving higher, but you will be going at a slower speed, just like when a transmission in an automobile slips.
 
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