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So after my first fisaco crammed project http://www.hondaatvforums.net/forums/builds-projects-diy/95321-project-trx300-accidental-farmer.html
I decided to knock on the head the idea of a project bike and bought myself a 'tidy' TRX300FW.

Then a rough one of the same model came up for sale nearby and those demons in my head were shouting 'buy it, buy it', so I put a winning bid of 440GBP on it. Trouble is, now that I have got it, I'm not really sure what I want to do with it!

On one hand it is a runner although not a stopper or a steerer!, it would cost too much in parts to get it up to a decent standard on the other hand, it has one or two good parts on it (new battery, starter motor, solenoid) which I can transfer to my main bike. Alternatively it has some good parts - front and rear diff - which if broke could mean that I could make a tidy profit on.

Decisions, decisions.......
 

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If you plan on keeping your original 300 , I would save the bike as a parts bike and don't sell any parts off of it , soon as you sell a part then you will need it ------------- if you have someone you want to ride with , then fix it up as a second bike and it can be your spare to ride if you have to work on the other one
 

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I have to agree with fish on this^^^, keep it whole !. sooner or later your going to need a part ?, and when that time comes ?, you would have sold it !..lol. I say fix it up, always a good idea to have a spare even if you can't get both running.
 

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Billybob, if you do decide to break it or sell as a complete machine, please give me a heads up before you advertise. I'd be interested in a few parts possibly the complete machine if you wanted to sell as a whole.

Edit: I'm in Wiltshire, so not a million miles away.
 

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So to update on this project (can't believe that it has been over two years), in the end I decided to keep as a project / spares / repair bike.
It seems that it wasn't a bad choice, from a cursory glance at the price of second hand TRX300FW they certainty aren't losing money in the UK at the moment and I have already taken the battery off to go on my main quad.

So the first issue that I can across was the welded rear hub. It didn't really stop me from doing what I wanted to do (fix the rear drum brake), but being as the rear spindle is one of the most valuable part on a quad, I think that I would have a go at finding a solution.
Some of my trials and tribulations on that are found on this thread -
https://www.hondaatvforums.net/forums/honda-fourtrax/25571-welded-rear-hubs-why-4.html

In the end, I found a real low cost solution; stick a few washers on the shaft! In the long run, might work and it might not but I'll try and give updates.

Washers 1.jpg

Washers 2.jpg

The second issue was the steering rod bearing. A lot of work just to fit a new £5 bearing! To be updated when I can.
 
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