You'll find a link for Honda service manuals above in @Goober's Sig block.Does anyone have the service manual for it and also the steering shaft has wobble in it at the top. I have looked at oem schematics and all it shows is a bushing, Is there not any bearings in the top?
hate to burst your bubble bro, but these old girls do not have any problem with the steering stem. where they drop the ball is the metal stud welded to the top of the front axle. they wear down, then the sleeve wears around it, or both ?, this is very common for these atvs.You'll find a link for Honda service manuals above in @Goober's Sig block.Does anyone have the service manual for it and also the steering shaft has wobble in it at the top. I have looked at oem schematics and all it shows is a bushing, Is there not any bearings in the top?
The TRX350s have a bushing at the top of the steering stem, rather than a bearing, as you found out. Check your steering stem for heavy wear before reusing it... you can buy a good used stem if you need one pretty cheap on the fLeebay or PSN.
if its at the top under the bars ?, there is a plastic bushing, maybe discontinued today ?. it fits down inside the steering shaft. what I did was: I found an old bearing race that would fit down inside the sleeve, grinded the center out so the steering shaft would slide down in through it, these races are tempered, they don't wear out like the plastic ones do. edit : guess I should paid close attention to where he was talking about ?..claims it is at the top..not the bottom front..lol.Does anyone have the service manual for it and also the steering shaft has wobble in it at the top. I have looked at oem schematics and all it shows is a bushing, Is there not any bearings in the top?
one or two things ( and thanks for the late reply..lol ) your starter needs some attention ?, or..the cover that fits over the starter transfer gears is binding on the gears ?. I had this happen awhile back, not sure why ?, unless the cases wore down, and then started to bind the gears when I tightened the cover down ?. if its the cover ?, buy some gasket making paper, it comes in 32 and 64 thickness, got it at a auto parts store, bumper to bumper I think the name was ?, but you should be able to get it from any auto parts store. remove the cover, trace out a new gasket, use a hole puncher tool set from harbor freight , install, and see if the cover is still binding the gears ?.Sorry for the super late reply guys but, yes got the starting issue resolved. it was the fuel pump relay that was going bad/did go bad. I replaced it, got new battery and she fired right up. but it does have a weird grinding noise when I used the electric start. I thought it might be reduction gears, pulled them and checked they all look great. Any other ideas?
yw, keep us posted !.I did test the starter alone and it did not make any noise when everything was off I will back it off a hair and check the gasket theory. Than ks for the help
if the cover is bad where the shaft rides ?, you will need a new cover. or..its posb the one-way bearing, which is the starter one-way bearing, it could be going out ?. I would try another starter cover first .So tried what ya said about just backing off a hair and seeing if it made the noise and it did. I pulled the cover and looked closer. To me it looks like the shaft on the bottom gear is what is lose inside the outer housing. Maybe a little wallered out, so tried the opposite instead of adding gaskets tried taking it away all together. But guess its too tight and wont turn now, so will try something else tomorrow.