keep the trx300fw, the trx420's are junk...that 300 will last if taken care of.
haha..i can give you a list of reasons..you got all day to read ?..lmao. first: the rods are made from one of the worst metals ever made !. the pistons are the same, the transmissions fail on 1st and 4th gear sets. the rear diff wont hold up, bad ring gears and bad pinion gears. fuel pumps have failed big time on most of the early trx420's..fuel injections are the only thing that seems to hold up. the rear axle always seems to leak gear oil from a bad o-ring design. the rear drive shaft output is not inclosed ?, which makes this area prone to crap getting into the rear diff. the list goes on and on, but these are the top ones that come to mind. i've worked on, and owned trx300's for 29 yrs, i know them inside and out. most trx300's made from 1988 to 2000 were made solid, unlike newer atvs today.Really, What makes them junk? I really would like to know your honest opinion.
And another thing, not to be mean, but if the 420's are as bad as you say they are, then why does Honda still make them? And more importantly, why do they keep selling?
We've got an 03' rancher. Runs and runs and runs. Very utilitarian. No power steering, so turns "heavy", as it's full time 4x4 too. is it's it's named - a hard working ranch hand!So I want to buy a 2013 Honda rancher 4x4. it's the base model, so five speed manual, with a solid rear axle. I want to know all of your opinions on a base model rancher, and if It's a good or a bad idea to sell my 1993 fourtrax 300 4x4 to buy this, and why. I really want to look at this from all angles, so pleas be sure to share your knowledge. Thanks to any response.