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Here's mine it's not much but i like it.
 

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looks good.had some rims like that on my jeep lol.
 

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lol.... That's weired because i had some like it on an old jeep I used to have.
 

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That's a nice one. You just can't beat the old 300. The best 4-wheelers Honda ever made.
 

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I agree only thing they could have done better on it would be a stronger rear diff.
 

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I agree only thing they could have done better on it would be a stronger rear diff.
Yeah, that's about all you ever see wrong with any of them. Some people are putting the rear ends off of the old 350 Foreman on them. I don't know if they bolt straight up or if you have to do some fab work, but that would be a big improvement over the 300 rear end.
 

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Yeah I'v thought about doing it. There is a little fabrication but nothing a few hand tools and a welder couldn't accomplish.
 

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i agree about the honda 300 being the best bike they ever made..and yes..your right about the rear diff..butttttttt..they didn't intend on people putting tires on them with 3 in lugs !!!..lol..thats why they tear up the ring gear..pinion gear..carrier bearings..pretty much the whole rear end..if people would put less aggresive tires on them..then the rear end would hold up for many years..i've rebuilt soooooooo many rear ends..i've had people ask me..when they bring thier bikes in to be fixed..thier like'' what would cause that ''??..after looking at the tires..say..vampier's with 3in lugs..i'll respond..well..those tires did it ''..then thier dumb ass's will answer back..well..the sellsman said they would fit for my bike..lmfao..anyway..i do wish honda made the rear diff stronger..but..then again..if they did..i wouldn't have any money comming in to fix peoples bikes..lmfao.
 

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I see you have disc brakes. That has to be a big improvement over the old drum brakes. Another problem I have with the 300 is the headlights. They don't have very good headlights, especially if you get caught out on a rainy night.
 

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yeah helmut...the lights were another down fall on them..but..the disk brakes he has..should be a very good improvment..i hate the fact honda put shoes on them..but..then again..back then..disk brakes werent around when they came out with the honda 300 fourtrax..not until later years anyway..but..that is a very nice bike you have there..honda rules !!
 

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i agree about the honda 300 being the best bike they ever made..and yes..your right about the rear diff..butttttttt..they didn't intend on people putting tires on them with 3 in lugs !!!..lol..thats why they tear up the ring gear..pinion gear..carrier bearings..pretty much the whole rear end..if people would put less aggresive tires on them..then the rear end would hold up for many years..i've rebuilt soooooooo many rear ends..i've had people ask me..when they bring thier bikes in to be fixed..thier like'' what would cause that ''??..after looking at the tires..say..vampier's with 3in lugs..i'll respond..well..those tires did it ''..then thier dumb ass's will answer back..well..the sellsman said they would fit for my bike..lmfao..anyway..i do wish honda made the rear diff stronger..but..then again..if they did..i wouldn't have any money comming in to fix peoples bikes..lmfao.
I've never used the tires with the extended lugs. I always just bought the regular mud lites and the rear ends still don't last long. I think it is just a bad design. They don't have an axle tube that extends to each end of the axle. So the bearings are inboard, more toward the middle of the axle. With the tires extending a long way out from the bearings, I believe this gives them more leverage to beat and pound the bearings. You can imagine what kind of a beating they take, anyway. The rear ends that have the axle housing that extends the full length of the axle(350 Foreman), don't go bad, near as often. They carry the weight better.

On the 300 rear end, when the bearings start wearing, it lets the axle move back and forth more. When this happens, the ring gear and pinion move out of line and don't mesh properly. I think this is what causes the ring and pinion gears to go out. If you replace the axle bearings when you first see a sign of wear, before they get much slack, the ring and pinion will last a long time, but if the axle gets much movement, it's too late.
 

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you are very correct on that matter..the honda 300 fourtrax don't have enough length on the axle tube to carry the bearing weight..sure glad i got the 89 honda trx350d foreman 4x4..lol
 

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I know what you mean about the lights I put halogen bulbs in if I remember right......actually I'm not sure what bulb I put in....lol
and you are right about the tires and wheels being hard on the diff. and some people weld a axel paddle on their bikes.
 

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I used to put H3 bulbs in them. You can get them at Advance Auto for about $5 or $6 dollars. They don't have a low side and you have to work on them a little to make them fit, but they are a lot brighter. If you get the 100 watt bulbs, though, it will drain your battery on a real long ride, if it is at night and you have to burn them. Best to stick with the 55 watt bulbs. The 300 don't have a high capacity charging system like some of the newer ATVs have. Someone told me to buy bulbs for a 350X 3-wheeler and they will work. I never tried it, but I know the lights on a 350X are bright.
 

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I usally try to stay with 35 watt. But you say I can run 55 ok?
 

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I usally try to stay with 35 watt. But you say I can run 55 ok?
I would say that you can. I've never tried it, but I have run the 100 watt bulbs and they did alright, unless I went on a real long ride at night and I'm talking about 10 or 12 hours. Then it would start draining my battery. I could see the lights starting to slowly get dimmer. So that means that they were drawing more power than the stator was putting out. I would say the 55 watt would be OK, though.
 

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I'll try them out then! ....... Thanks!
 

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No problem. Just make sure you have a good battery, so it don't overload your stator. I don't think you will have any problem running the 55 watt bulbs, though.
 

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