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I am in the process of restoring a 1991 Honda 300 4x4 Fourtrax and will be posting the results once i get complete. I need help on this old sticker on the fuel tank. How do i get this old sticker off with out damaging the tank?
 

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try using a heat gun. heat it up some, then see if it peels off ?. don't use a propane torch !..lol.
 

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Personally I would leave it unless your putting new plastics on the bike because if you take the stickers off then paint the tank and keep the original plastics. It will stick out like a sore thumb unless you get new plastics. I'd leave it, it keeps the character and the story behind the bike.


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Didn't they clear over the tank decals from the factory? When I was building mine I had picked up a set of tan plastics and got a tan tank from ebay that needed to be repainted. It had clear over the decals and I had to sand them down first to remove the old decals so I could finish sanding the whole thing.

That could've just been on that one tank, though. Maybe the PO did that or something. I haven't even thought to check my green tank since it's in good shape and doesn't need any work.
 

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Didn't they clear over the tank decals from the factory? When I was building mine I had picked up a set of tan plastics and got a tan tank from ebay that needed to be repainted. It had clear over the decals and I had to sand them down first to remove the old decals so I could finish sanding the whole thing.

That could've just been on that one tank, though. Maybe the PO did that or something. I haven't even thought to check my green tank since it's in good shape and doesn't need any work.
I forgot about the clear coat , I think your right ?, but, with a razor, and a steady hand, a person could trace-cut the decal out line, and still use a heat gun to get the decals off, I would think so anyway ?.
 

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Didn't they clear over the tank decals from the factory? When I was building mine I had picked up a set of tan plastics and got a tan tank from ebay that needed to be repainted. It had clear over the decals and I had to sand them down first to remove the old decals so I could finish sanding the whole thing.

That could've just been on that one tank, though. Maybe the PO did that or something. I haven't even thought to check my green tank since it's in good shape and doesn't need any work.
I forgot about the clear coat , I think your right ?, but, with a razor, and a steady hand, a person could trace-cut the decal out line, and still use a heat gun to get the decals off, I would think so anyway ?.
One easy to find out, I guess. Squirt a little goo-b-gone on the decal and wait a few minutes to see if it will start to peel. If it's cleared over, it ain't coming off with goo-b-gone.
 

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No razor no chemicals needed I have done this
3M makes a decal remover wheel that goes in your drill. Seriously this thing works!!
I removed all of the decals from a 25 foot motor home with 2 wheels. Bought them at my local sturdevant auto shop. Yes you will need some decal solvent to clean up after I'll post a pic for you tomorrow
 

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Thanks for the info on decals. I've decided to keep the old tank. The old man i purchased from rolled it and broke his knee. So his knee bent the tank. I'll keep it for character.

So here i do on the restore work. The first thing i did was add a 2" lift. Since there are no lifts that fit this 1991 model, i modified the HL 2" lift Kit by adding spacers. Note the rear shock support brakes was a bugger to get on so i recommend using a longer bolt (3.5") to give yourself a little more room when attaching the brakes to the brake drum housing.

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View attachment 69465 Thanks for the info on decals. I've decided to keep the old tank. The old man i purchased from rolled it and broke his knee. So his knee bent the tank. I'll keep it for character.

So here i do on the restore work. The first thing i did was add a 2" lift. Since there are no lifts that fit this 1991 model, i modified the HL 2" lift Kit by adding spacers. Note the rear shock support brakes was a bugger to get on so i recommend using a longer bolt (3.5") to give yourself a little more room when attaching the brakes to the brake drum housing.

Ok rookie question. What is the best way to post Photos?
I use the paper clip, browse pc pics, open, up load, easy. all can be done when replying to a post. won't work well on a phone though ?, I stay on here with my pc :).
 

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Valve Adjustment. So I followed the Service Manual on checking the valves. I found them set extremely tight. I adjusted them to the .006 or .15 mm rotated the crack a complete cycle back to top in and they valves were extremely lose at this point. Is this a timing chain issue.


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Valve Adjustment. So I followed the Service Manual on checking the valves. I found them set extremely tight. I adjusted them to the .006 or .15 mm rotated the crack a complete cycle back to top in and they valves were extremely lose at this point. Is this a timing chain issue.


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they will me loose if checking on the wrong stroke ?, please read my sticky on how to set and adjust valves on all 4-stroke motors in the repair section !. I give great instructions on how to set, adjust, and check to make sure your setting them on the correct stroke !!.
 

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Valve Adjustment. So I followed the Service Manual on checking the valves. I found them set extremely tight. I adjusted them to the .006 or .15 mm rotated the crack a complete cycle back to top in and they valves were extremely lose at this point. Is this a timing chain issue.





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they will me loose if checking on the wrong stroke ?, please read my sticky on how to set and adjust valves on all 4-stroke motors in the repair section !. I give great instructions on how to set, adjust, and check to make sure your setting them on the correct stroke !!.


Where is your sticky found?



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Valve Adjustment. So I followed the Service Manual on checking the valves. I found them set extremely tight. I adjusted them to the .006 or .15 mm rotated the crack a complete cycle back to top in and they valves were extremely lose at this point. Is this a timing chain issue.





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they will me loose if checking on the wrong stroke ?, please read my sticky on how to set and adjust valves on all 4-stroke motors in the repair section !. I give great instructions on how to set, adjust, and check to make sure your setting them on the correct stroke !!.


Where is your sticky found?



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it's in the repair section front page :).
 

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1st Generation Winch Mount

So i scratched my head for a while on how to mount a winch on this 1991 Fourtrax and I found this solution only by accident while in Harbor Freight. The item is called a Hitch Mount Vise Plate. I cut the extension off that you would insert into your truck hitch. Then i cut the square plate to fit the front bumper and welded it onto the bumper. Next I mounted the contactor in an exterior receptacle cover like yo would use at your house. Notch out a couple of sections of the receptacle cover in order to close the box up. I will fill the notches for the cable with the black electrical sealant. The pic does not show it yet as i need to pick some up. I will follow up with wiring pics. View attachment 69617

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1st Generation Winch Mount

So now i will try to explain how i wired this up. from the previous post, i mounted the winch contactor, right next to the winch in an exterior receptacle cover. Do this you need to switch the wires noted in the wiring kit as most folks mount the contactor in the storage box. So the long cable will go to the battery and short to winch. Just make sure you put some red electrical tape on each of the ends on one of the cable. To power the handle bar switch, i tapped into the auxiliary power outlet that is mounted on the handlebar see pic. I also mounted the remote winch switch on the handle bar console, that i keep in the storage box. In order to have both energized when key is turned on, i spliced the low voltage wires for handle bar and remote control switch together and covered with shrink wrap. Vehicle Auto part Tire Car Suspension


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