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This is a 1996 TRX300A 2wd , gave it to my son for his first atv , the history on the bike is that it was a grandfather's atv and he gave it to his grandson , and it quit running and no fire to the plug , I had bought it cheap for a part bike , apparently the boy plugged something into the OEM power outlet at the handle bars and melted the wiring harness , I changed the harness and it runs great and is a very good bike , I did a 2wd disc conversion on the front already , the rear is the only 300 I have with a OEM 300 rear end still in it , going to run that one till it needs rebuilding and then drop a 250 rear end I have as a spare into it for him


things to do : find a green kick starter cover , a set of floor boards , new brake pads in the front and new shoes in the rear , snorkel it , a water proof storage box and some 26's with some heavy mud thread for the rear
 

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What are those wheels? I have to ask. For my advice to you, since it's a 2WD I'd avoid 26 inch tires and a snorkle like most people do, because there is a snorkle next to the tank that's hidden, so the air is no problem. As for the tires, the taller you go the less your gearing will be, I'd stick with a radial at the very least. Radial tires are rounder and that means less resistance to try to roll.
 

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jdp , appreciate the tips , kind of set in my ways but do listen to everything I hear ----- those tires are the take offs from a 2016 Honda 500 my buddy bought and got new tires , the rims are OEM Honda alum rims , the tires are fairly new but not aggressive enough thread and only 10" wide , I have 26's x 12 Dirt Devils on one of my other 300 2wd's and it handles them well , no problems , I really don't feel I need radials as far as flats go , as it is all mud where we ride , I can count the flats on one hand in the last ten years on , I pump all the tires to 10psi cause I spend a lot of time in water , which I think makes them fill out more and be rounder like you mentioned radials would be and on the ones with 9" inches I think it gives you more floatation when in the water ------ the snorkel is very necessary , not that I am looking to see how deep I can go , it is an insurance policy cause it happens , we got some hole digging clowns around here , they will go hang out at one spot for an hour and take turns digging a pit
 

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jdp , appreciate the tips , kind of set in my ways but do listen to everything I hear ----- those tires are the take offs from a 2016 Honda 500 my buddy bought and got new tires , the rims are OEM Honda alum rims , the tires are fairly new but not aggressive enough thread and only 10" wide , I have 26's x 12 Dirt Devils on one of my other 300 2wd's and it handles them well , no problems , I really don't feel I need radials as far as flats go , as it is all mud where we ride , I can count the flats on one hand in the last ten years on , I pump all the tires to 10psi cause I spend a lot of time in water , which I think makes them fill out more and be rounder like you mentioned radials would be and on the ones with 9" inches I think it gives you more floatation when in the water ------ the snorkel is very necessary , not that I am looking to see how deep I can go , it is an insurance policy cause it happens , we got some hole digging clowns around here , they will go hang out at one spot for an hour and take turns digging a pit
Wow 500 wheels huh? You might be alright I was just worried cause the gearing for the 2WD and 4wd is different. No harm no fowl. Soon as I get the money saved up, Chronic flat spots will be gone replaced by Black Diamonds. :)
 

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JDP , All 300 Fourtax rear ends have the same ratio 2wd or 4wd ------ saving money is a hard thing to do !
 

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went to get a jump on a brake job , a set back already , I found the rear brake lever bent up under the atv , I seen them bent before but never this bad , needs some floorboards ---------- managed to get the lever off with great difficulty , and think 90% I have a couple of levers in the shed , but the 10% is kicking in and I can't find them yet
 

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JDP , All 300 Fourtax rear ends have the same ratio 2wd or 4wd ------ saving money is a hard thing to do !
Was unaware of that I heard from folks that told me wrong. My apologies. I'm still saving up for it :)
 

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went to get a jump on a brake job , a set back already , I found the rear brake lever bent up under the atv , I seen them bent before but never this bad , needs some floorboards ---------- managed to get the lever off with great difficulty , and think 90% I have a couple of levers in the shed , but the 10% is kicking in and I can't find them yet
I got Moose utlities on mine. I like their floorboards. As for the brake lever ebay should have one cheap.
 

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JDP , I done a quit search for Moose floorboards , found Moose SportQuad nerf bars and skid plates but never did find 300 floor boards , wonder if they discontinued them , do you remember how much they cost ?
 

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I got a set of Strongmade boards on the way , $108 is pretty good , I have a set just like them and they are well built

I think what is going to happen here is this brand new set of shinny new boards is going on my Red 300 4x4 and those boards off the Red 300 4x4 will go on his green 300 2wd , I know my son is going to want to upgrade to a 4x4 in the future

I think it is best to start him off slow on a 2wd , and let him progress , crawl before you walk

found quite a few brake levers on line , cheapest being $14 , which isn't a bad price , but I need to look a little more as I should have one , have 3 300 frames in the yard and none have a rear brake lever on them , the best way to call my parts building is messed up
5008 - Floorboard For Honda Fourtrax 300 - STRONG MADE
 

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went to get a jump on a brake job , a set back already , I found the rear brake lever bent up under the atv , I seen them bent before but never this bad , needs some floorboards ---------- managed to get the lever off with great difficulty , and think 90% I have a couple of levers in the shed , but the 10% is kicking in and I can't find them yet
Fish ? I never noticed honda down graded from the type in your pic (same as mine) from this old school foot peddle.......46500-HC4-000, 46500-HC4-750, to this >>>> 46500-HC5-970.

It's great your son is getting involed, I've tryed this in reverse, but my pops up there in age, and, his knees give him a bit trouble, so no go.... You should have your son joine the forums! AND mrs. Fish too!
 

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If you don't mind sharing, @fishfiles, how old is your kiddo? Mine is 6 and I wonder if he is ready to get off the toy and on a big boy machine. I had my first bike when I was 5, but the wife is very hesitant about my progeny having that many horses on demand. Just like his old man, he likes to go fast and hard.
 

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from searching the net it looks like the 88-92 was the same then 93-2000 , you got me going to check and see what all types I got on other 300's ------- Mrs Fish on this forum , LMAO -----

I found a rear brake foot lever this morning , but , it is on a piece of rusted out frame that I cut off and saved ------ I got it to turn barely , guess the plastic bushing is going to stay stuck to the pivot rod like the other one just done , I am working hard for this $14.44 lever

found a few other goodies while digging , amazing how you find stuff after you don't need it any more
 

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That bike looks just like mine, but mine isn't a 300A. Mine is a 300T. Anyone know the difference?
TRX300A is the model number of a 2wd , when I see something like you mentioned 300T , it is usually T for the year of the machine , T is a 1996 , this one I pic'ed is also a 96 , so they are the same machine
 

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That bike looks just like mine, but mine isn't a 300A. Mine is a 300T. Anyone know the difference?
TRX300A is the model number of a 2wd , when I see something like you mentioned 300T , it is usually T for the year of the machine , T is a 1996 , this one I pic'ed is also a 96 , so they are the same machine
OK, makes sense. I was kinda thrown when I saw the T on the frame and never asked what it meant. Thanks!
 

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If you don't mind sharing, @fishfiles, how old is your kiddo? Mine is 6 and I wonder if he is ready to get off the toy and on a big boy machine. I had my first bike when I was 5, but the wife is very hesitant about my progeny having that many horses on demand. Just like his old man, he likes to go fast and hard.

My son is a late bloomer as far as ATV's go , he is 33 and I was a little worried about him getting hurt at first , but he handled it well

There were some young ones at the house this weekend past , my buddies grandson is 6 and has a Honda 90 , and he can ride , he has so much safety equipment on when he rides , he looks like a mini M/X racer , he had a few china knock-offs before this one and had been riding on his own since 4 , he was riding on the front of Dad's seat since he was 2 ----they brought the grandson's friend along , he is 8 and has a 500 Honda that is his Dad's but he rides it , he is a big 8 though , he looks 12 ----funny story is my neighbor has 3 acres and it is mostly woods and he always let the 6 year old ride on his property as the little kids don't come along for the ride in the woods , so his 500 8 year old friend went over there too this weekend , my neighbor went to a wedding and wasn't home , that 8 year old boy tore his yard up bad , hehehehe , he asked me yesterday if any of us rode in his yard cause those tracks are not Honda 90's , he also told me yesterday that will be no more riding anything by his house - hehehehe
 

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If you don't mind sharing, @fishfiles, how old is your kiddo? Mine is 6 and I wonder if he is ready to get off the toy and on a big boy machine. I had my first bike when I was 5, but the wife is very hesitant about my progeny having that many horses on demand. Just like his old man, he likes to go fast and hard.

My son is a late bloomer as far as ATV's go , he is 33 and I was a little worried about him getting hurt at first , but he handled it well

There were some young ones at the house this weekend past , my buddies grandson is 6 and has a Honda 90 , and he can ride , he has so much safety equipment on when he rides , he looks like a mini M/X racer , he had a few china knock-offs before this one and had been riding on his own since 4 , he was riding on the front of Dad's seat since he was 2 ----they brought the grandson's friend along , he is 8 and has a 500 Honda that is his Dad's but he rides it , he is a big 8 though , he looks 12 ----funny story is my neighbor has 3 acres and it is mostly woods and he always let the 6 year old ride on his property as the little kids don't come along for the ride in the woods , so his 500 8 year old friend went over there too this weekend , my neighbor went to a wedding and wasn't home , that 8 year old boy tore his yard up bad , hehehehe , he asked me yesterday if any of us rode in his yard cause those tracks are not Honda 90's , he also told me yesterday that will be no more riding anything by his house - hehehehe
Ha! I never had my tail lit up so bad in my life as the day I tore up my grandfather's yard on my TRX125. (I recently did a nostalgia search for the model) He was furious!

I'm on the fence with my kiddo. On one hand, he rides his little toy quad very well and steers my 300 pretty well from the front of the seat. On the other hand, he went to the principal twice last week for fighting in kindergarten.

Before you guys say anything about kindergartners not really fighting, he bounced a kid's head off a table and punched him on the rebound. (The other kid was picking on him, so...) That's some John Wick level stuff at 6. The principal lady didn't like it so much that my reaction consisted of a John Wick comparison either.

Sorry to derail the thread. I'll quit now.:devil
 

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'foot , there is no derailing my threads , come as you are , say what you feel , it's all good ---- John Wick is a good movie , seen them both and heard they are going for a part 3 , I like when the Dad asked the son " do you know who's dog you killed " ------ maybe try and use the atv to straight out his fighting habits
 
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