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Hello to all. This seems like a decent and active Forum!

I purchased my first ever ATV yesterday. It's a used 2003 Foreman 400 with 96 hrs and 192 miles on it. It's got a few beauty marks on the plastic but overall is in fantastic shape.

I plan on using it to assist in getting myself and gear into some hunting areas since God's wheels are starting to get a little more tired.

Is there anything I should carry as a spare for this ATV? Any part that is more prone to breaking or wearing at the worst time?

I plan on getting some slime and a patch kit to keep onboard at all times.

Thanks and I look forward to learning about my new toy.

Brett
 

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Hello to all. This seems like a decent and active Forum!

I purchased my first ever ATV yesterday. It's a used 2003 Foreman 400 with 96 hrs and 192 miles on it. It's got a few beauty marks on the plastic but overall is in fantastic shape.

I plan on using it to assist in getting myself and gear into some hunting areas since God's wheels are starting to get a little more tired.

Is there anything I should carry as a spare for this ATV? Any part that is more prone to breaking or wearing at the worst time?

I plan on getting some slime and a patch kit to keep onboard at all times.

Thanks and I look forward to learning about my new toy.

Brett
welcome to the forums..as for the slime..do not use it !!..it will eat your rims up..carry a tire plug repair kit..they work sooo much better. carry some extra spark plugs and a spark plug wrench if your tools are gone from your bike...some rope ( for when your buddy talks you into a deep mud hole )..lol....a gallon of gas in a can will be a life saver if you got a good way to keep it in one place and not spill.
 

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Hello to all. This seems like a decent and active Forum!

I purchased my first ever ATV yesterday. It's a used 2003 Foreman 400 with 96 hrs and 192 miles on it. It's got a few beauty marks on the plastic but overall is in fantastic shape.

I plan on using it to assist in getting myself and gear into some hunting areas since God's wheels are starting to get a little more tired.

Is there anything I should carry as a spare for this ATV? Any part that is more prone to breaking or wearing at the worst time?

I plan on getting some slime and a patch kit to keep onboard at all times.

Thanks and I look forward to learning about my new toy.

Brett
welcome to the forums..as for the slime..do not use it !!..it will eat your rims up..carry a tire plug repair kit..they work sooo much better. carry some extra spark plugs and a spark plug wrench if your tools are gone from your bike...some rope ( for when your buddy talks you into a deep mud hole )..lol....a gallon of gas in a can will be a life saver if you got a good way to keep it in one place and not spill.
Well, Dam,, I should have popped back on here.. It's all loaded with slime already.

Thanks for the other suggestions. It has the original tool kit, I'll get a spare plug or two. I'll have a small tow strap as well. Have to work on the gas can idea. I saw one of those that lock onto the ATV via a bracket of some sort.


I live in Longmont.
 

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Welcome to the forums! This place is the greatest! I know slime and other "stop leak" isn't the best solution but I've used it before and my rims aren't rusted out YET. I have since got a plug kit and use it instead and its great! Just remember when you change tires to clean all the old slimy crap out. Pressure washer or a car wash should take care of that.
 

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Well the wife and I took the foreman out on our maiden voyage and it performed perfectly! We only did about 15 miles as we were also doing some scouting for an upcoming elk hunt. We were at around 9-11,000 feet in elevation and it ran great. The previous owner had used it at an elevation of about 8,000 feet so I had hoped it was already re-jetted and it seemed to be..

The wife needs to work on her shifting but we really enjoyed it and the ride. Now I have to get her one,,, so the obsessions starts.

Brett
 

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