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I have a 99 Foreman and need to replace the rear brake panel due to the lip that the O ring sits on is cracked. All the panels that I’m finding are for 2002-04 Foreman’s and says it won’t fit my 99.

Is there really a difference between the 98-01’s and 02-04’s?

I tried doing some research but wasn’t able to find anything. I just don’t want to place an order only to find out that it won’t fit, they’re kind of pricey.
 

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I have a 99 Foreman and need to replace the rear brake panel due to the lip that the O ring sits on is cracked. All the panels that I’m finding are for 2002-04 Foreman’s and says it won’t fit my 99.

Is there really a difference between the 98-01’s and 02-04’s?

I tried doing some research but wasn’t able to find anything. I just don’t want to place an order only to find out that it won’t fit, they’re kind of pricey.
There is one available for a 1999 450ES at bikebandit.com. As you said, that part is not cheap but the price is for the assembly
Partzilla.com has one for a 450ES but it's $40.00 higher.

Can the crack be repaired??

I'm sorry that I do not know if the 2002-04 part is interchangeable.
 

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Thanks for the links! I ended up just jb welding it, I figured it’s not under any real stress so it “should” be ok. It actually seems to have set up really well and pretty strong so I guess we’ll see.

I’ll definitely save those links Incase it doesn’t hold up.
 

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I think they are all the same , 98-2004 , I have both bikes and took the drum brakes off both and replaced them with disc , could pick out one from the other if I tried as I didn't mark them --------- I have had pieces of the backing plate where the o-ring sits break off and filled it with silicone or Honda Bond before , it really didn't matter as when you ride in water it is going to get in ------------ here is link to a used a plate with the arm and shoes for like $149 , PSN is usually pretty good on the price , but I seen that plate goes for $200+ new ----


Honda Foreman 450 S 99 Brake Backing Plate Rear 18326
 

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I think they are all the same , 98-2004 , I have both bikes and took the drum brakes off both and replaced them with disc , could pick out one from the other if I tried as I didn't mark them --------- I have had pieces of the backing plate where the o-ring sits break off and filled it with silicone or Honda Bond before , it really didn't matter as when you ride in water it is going to get in ------------ here is link to a used a plate with the arm and shoes for like $149 , PSN is usually pretty good on the price , but I seen that plate goes for $200+ new ----


Honda Foreman 450 S 99 Brake Backing Plate Rear 18326
What rear disc brake kit did you get? I put the highlifter kit (if I’m remembering right it was high lifter) on the front about 12 years ago or so and it’s been great.

I just ordered the Superatv kit the other day when I started adding everything up that I’d need to make my drum work again. It arrived this morning and I installed it but was very disappointed. Nothing lined up and I couldn’t get the caliper to work.

I really didn’t want to do a lot of fabbing or a lot of messing around to make it work since all I really want the back brakes for are the parking brake. Thankfully they let me return the kit without any hassle.
 

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What rear disc brake kit did you get?

I have the SuperATV kits on the rears , one is a 2000 and one 2002 , I never had any problems with things lining up ----it does take some playing around with the cable and brake arm adjustment to get the adjustment right , but it works for me , I have heard people say they didn't like the performance of the disc kits on the rear , but then again, I ride in a lot of water , the water gets into the rear drum with the shoe brakes set up , then once in the drum it is like
washing machine with grit in it and gets into the bearing of the brake backing plate ------- changing the pads on the disc is very quick and easy compared to shoes , so I am very happy with disc in the rear compared to shoes ----I am working on switching over to hydraulics on the 2000 450 right now , curious to see how that is going to work out
 

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if only it were bud, an had i the parts, knew what i were doing. i'd bid on that. cept i like bud in cans now, they just cant seem to get the caps on bottles tight anymore, an dont care. :grin
PS, aint colorado-koolade, coors, a bit watery, an only 2%.
lets go fishing one day fishfiles. know a jockey that will help chum. yuk yuk
if you feed me right, i might help ya chum :wink
i dont normally flip food, its been a long long time, an should not give ya clues. boone's farm apple wine.
 
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