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New to ATV so here's a ? for you. I just got a 2016 Forman and have been reading the owners manual. It refers to gas reserve, now you need to know I come from 2 wheels with petcocks. Does your reserve just come up on the dash or is there a petcock where you switch to reserve like on bikes? 1st dumb question. Here's another ?, all bikes I've had are tuned lean to make EPA requirements and need the pilot screw turned to richen them, is there such a mod on the 2016 500 foreman or for that matter is there any must do mods on these machines? 2016 500 Forman.
 

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You switch to reserve using the plastic petcock knob. Got the FSM for your model yet?

No way to adjust the fuel mixture, you are electronically locked out from most mods.
 

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Factory Service Manual I beleive :)
 

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^^^^The link to the Factory Service Manual is above ^^^^ You'll need one eventually. :)

Fuel shutoff petcock should be attached to the fuel tank?
 

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There is no reserve on your machine. When the fuel gets down to a certain level, the fuel gauge starts flashing. Apparently that takes the place of the reserve that was on older machines where you had to flip a lever on the petcock.
 

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YES< your atv is fuel injected NO??
thus NO peacock,
what will happen like above, on MOST modern ATV"S the reserve is AUTOMATIC like, it just flashes lights on the dash to tell you your LOW On main thank and then goes RIGHT to reserve
and I prefer a HARD copy service manual too,
them downloads, I think are for the younger generation HAHA!
me, I don't want to have to print out 200 pages and then have to binder them or?? and my eye's cannot see crap on a smart phone screen and I HATE touch screens period
grease covered fingers and>???

NOPE< rather a hard copy,
SO< get the Honda manual from HONDA< money well spent I say!

your OWNERS manual, SHOULD show you what ALL lights on dash mean, have a look again, maybe you just missed it??
 

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MRBB, we think alike, always have hard copy manual of any toy I have. I can't believe how many people don't or even the owners manual. Found it all while sitting watching the race and reading (R&R). Sure seems to be a lot to learn with these new machines. Still don't know if there is fuel shut off anywhere, think there would be.
 

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MRBB, we think alike, always have hard copy manual of any toy I have. I can't believe how many people don't or even the owners manual. Found it all while sitting watching the race and reading (R&R). Sure seems to be a lot to learn with these new machines.
 

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MRBB, we think alike, always have hard copy manual of any toy I have. I can't believe how many people don't or even the owners manual. Found it all while sitting watching the race and reading (R&R). Sure seems to be a lot to learn with these new machines. Still don't know if there is fuel shut off anywhere, think there would be.
There is no fuel shut off on your machine. The fuel pump is located inside the fuel tank and it pumps out at the top of the tank. No need for a fuel shut off.
 

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New to ATV so here's a ? for you. I just got a 2016 Forman and have been reading the owners manual. It refers to gas reserve, now you need to know I come from 2 wheels with petcocks. Does your reserve just come up on the dash or is there a petcock where you switch to reserve like on bikes? 1st dumb question. Here's another ?, all bikes I've had are tuned lean to make EPA requirements and need the pilot screw turned to richen them, is there such a mod on the 2016 500 foreman or for that matter is there any must do mods on these machines? 2016 500 Forman.
Tunafish, I own a 2016 Honda Rancher (which is nearly identical to your Foreman) and I have read the owners manual, and I reference it! I have put 2,570 miles on my Rancher since I bought it new.

1. There is no petcock, or fuel shutoff, or anything of that nature. Just watch the fuel gauge. I have noticed that it tells me I'm close to empty when I get near 3 gallons down, and there is still the additional gallon remaining. I just watch the fuel gauge, and I know that I can make it approximately another 30-35 miles once it tells me I'm low on fuel. Your Foreman should be exactly the same.

2. The only thing you can do about the fuel mixture is put an aftermarket EFI tuner on it. However, I'm curious why you would...my Rancher runs PERFECTLY, ALWAYS. It pulls hard from idle all the way to the rev limiter. It starts flawlessly at every elevation, and every temperature. I've ridden in lots of different terrains/states, and I LOVE the EFI on my Rancher. Your Foreman will be the same for you.
 
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MRBB, we think alike, always have hard copy manual of any toy I have. I can't believe how many people don't or even the owners manual. Found it all while sitting watching the race and reading (R&R). Sure seems to be a lot to learn with these new machines.
like others said, there is NO shut off, almost all EFI machines don't, due to they work off pressure systems, so, there like your car/truck, anymore on that.
and as said, there is NO real reason to alter fuel mixtures on a STOCK atv, the ATV's computer will do all the mixing it needs on its own to give you long life and in all temps and elevations,
they DO sell things that allow you to MOD things, but that will void any warranty you have if you add one, and the SMALL hp gains, are in NO way really worth the price tag for them IMO,
there mostly for the guys that run BIG tires and need every ounce of HP they can get, or super performance minded riders, that THINK 1-2 hp is making a difference on hat they do LOL
if your NOT racing , its honestly NOT worth the effort, these are LOW hp Honda's here, always will be , Honda dodn't make anything in a 4x4 atv with any real HP
your foreman MIGHT be about 30 hp, adding a programmer, MIGHT get you 2-3 more hp, MIGHT< and that ain;t HP at the rear wheels either

just ride the ATV as is, some day IF you want more, your BEST option sadly is, going to a different OEM, unless HONDA< breaks a LONG time standing, and comes out with something with more SPORT to there line up
which doesn't look like any time soon IMO and most other Honda fans
I THINK we all WISH they would,< but its been a LOW odds dream to date on one !
 

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New to ATV so here's a ? for you. I just got a 2016 Forman and have been reading the owners manual.ately another 30-35 miles once it tells me I'm low on fuel. Your Foreman should be exactly the same.

2. The only thing you can do about the fuel mixture is put an aftermarket EFI tuner on it. However, I'm curious why you would...my Rancher runs PERFECTLY, ALWAYS. It pulls hard from idle all the way to the rev limiter. It starts flawlessly at every elevation, and every temperature. I've ridden in lots of different terrains/states, and I LOVE the EFI on my Rancher. Your Foreman will be the same for you.
No Kidding, the EFI tuners, so readily available, ought to have a warning label saying " if you know more than Honda about tuning Honda engines, by all means buy and apply this tuner". Or words to that effect.

I have a 2013 Foreman, box stock and it runs super well. :smile Enjoy your ride.
 
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