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You Fourtrax Original owners might want to snap up this manual for $20. I might get it if you don't!
 

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Thanks Goober:

I got it so as I can leave it in the shop for quick reference instead of using the computer for viewing the download version and then printing the pages of interest..

Got a chance to repair (re-inforce the badly cracked left front fender on the 86 Fourtrax yesterday.

I have some aluminum sheet metal that is about 18 gauge and is just rigid enough for plastic backing but will gently form to a curve and will paint easily. That used and new plastic for them Honda's in the 86-89 ATV sure is priced out of sight. I almost did not even stop and retrieve one of the side panels for my 86 that flew off awhile back. Happen to see it on the return trip and got it. Noticed later that little piece of plastic is priced in the category of VINTAGE/RELIC collectors items type price. I watch out and try to protect and cherish the plastic's now when going thru the brush.

Seen where you are still re-building the petcocks and some of the backing washers with the 4 rear holes are different sizes.
Just a thought: I have some real tough rubber sheeting that is imbedded with fiberglass and is really tough and I've even used it for making air regulator high pressure diaphragms and all kinds of diaphragms and gaskets where I need max strength and remain flexible. This stuff is flexible but bullet proof almost and does not even age when left outside in weather. I have some that has been laying outside for like 6 years and still looks almost new and does not weather crack and gasoline, oil etc, does not bother it. The fiberglass imbedded re-enforcement keeps it from stretching and losing shape.
It is about the thickness of the rear gasket and I suspect that if the holes were punched with a gasket punch and correct size and thickness of o rings were nestled inside the punched gasket holes the rear gasket could be custom made. The sealing o rings would remain fixed in place by the raised ridge on the rear of the backing metal piece.
If you are interested in a chunk of the rubber fiberglass re-enforced material re-send me a PM with your mail ID and I'll send you a piece of the material.
I have big sheets of it. I could probably send you a 2 ft x 2 ft sheet?
 

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Outstanding! Glad to see you got it Okie--that was good price. I have two of those plus the e-copies. Yup I make notes iand put bookmarks in them. Got to have a special section for Words of Wisdom from forum members.
 

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Why does that not surprise me , lol
 
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You Fourtrax Original owners might want to snap up this manual for $20. I might get it if you don't!
this is a SERVICE MANUAL, NOT A OWNERS MANUAL..LOL. bought mine many moons ago online from ebay.
 

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You Fourtrax Original owners might want to snap up this manual for $20. I might get it if you don't!
this is a SERVICE MANUAL, NOT A OWNERS MANUAL..LOL. bought mine many moons ago online from ebay.
Right: The guy that I got this OLD 86 fourtrax from still had the Original Owners manual also. I try to save the OEM's.

When all else fails read the owners manual.:wink
 

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You Fourtrax Original owners might want to snap up this manual for $20. I might get it if you don't!
this is a SERVICE MANUAL, NOT A OWNERS MANUAL..LOL. bought mine many moons ago online from ebay.
Right: The guy that I got this OLD 86 fourtrax from still had the Original Owners manual also. I try to save the OEM's.

When all else fails read the owners manual.:wink
I only stated what I did, because you posted it as a owners manual ?, when it is a service manual, no wrong doing on the post :).
 

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this is a SERVICE MANUAL, NOT A OWNERS MANUAL..LOL. bought mine many moons ago online from ebay.
Right: The guy that I got this OLD 86 fourtrax from still had the Original Owners manual also. I try to save the OEM's.

When all else fails read the owners manual.:wink
I only stated what I did, because you posted it as a owners manual ?, when it is a service manual, no wrong doing on the post :).
Right: I was looking for a OEM type printed service manual awhile back and they were few and far between and pricy.

The generic type SERVICE manual just barely do get inside the ballpark and some cost's as much or more than a OEM Service manual.

I've had real good luck finding HELMS Service manuals on flea bay at a reasonable price for old Vec's. Helms is one of the best and actually goes by the Vin numbers to match the SERVICE manuals to the vec.

VIN numbers using Helms guide get's the correct manual. Some vec's for example may actually use later model parts and vice versa, but the vin number gets the correct SERVICE data and parts using Helms.
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Hi Okie thanks for the offer on the rubber but I'm pretty happy with the gasket kits you and I worked up. I've rebuilt five sofar!
Yeah those plastics are crazy valuable--we lost the petcock side coming back from Montana. Luckily the shop had one in a big pile of parts and hooked me up!
 

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Right: The guy that I got this OLD 86 fourtrax from still had the Original Owners manual also. I try to save the OEM's.

When all else fails read the owners manual.:wink
I only stated what I did, because you posted it as a owners manual ?, when it is a service manual, no wrong doing on the post :).
Right: I was looking for a OEM type printed service manual awhile back and they were few and far between and pricy.

The generic type SERVICE manual just barely do get inside the ballpark and some cost's as much or more than a OEM Service manual.

I've had real good luck finding HELMS Service manuals on flea bay at a reasonable price for old Vec's. Helms is one of the best and actually goes by the Vin numbers to match the SERVICE manuals to the vec.

VIN numbers using Helms guide get's the correct manual. Some vec's for example may actually use later model parts and vice versa, but the vin number gets the correct SERVICE data and parts using Helms.
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my service manual is just like this one, cept back then when I bought it ?, it was like 60 bucks from ebay..lol.
 
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Hi Okie thanks for the offer on the rubber but I'm pretty happy with the gasket kits you and I worked up. I've rebuilt five sofar!
Yeah those plastics are crazy valuable--we lost the petcock side coming back from Montana. Luckily the shop had one in a big pile of parts and hooked me up!


Yes the plastic sides can come off easily especially if being hauled on a open trailer.
I've got mine secured with 2 inch wide clear packaging tape. After seeing how pricy they are I'm going to remove them and store.
Ronnie Milsap can see that Honda did not have a very good mounting arrangement for those.

Lever seals:
Might ask Crown if they have a catalog that shows those type seals of different sizes or any info they can email you
AND I seen this info to another place sometime back that has a catalog and sells seals, etc.:wink


http://www.allsealsinc.com/usseals/US_Seal_Mfg_Catalog_2012.pdf

and that flea bay guy seemed to know his stuff, He might come up with a kit package for the other sizes.
 
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