Run the engine at idle for a few minutes while watching carefully for leaks. Standard Equipment for 1988 My Honda FourTrax came with a carbureted 282cc 20 hp air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine, full-time four-wheel drive, a 5-speed manual transmission, automatic clutch, maintenance-free shaft drive, double-wishbone front suspension, a limited-slip front differential, foot pegs, a rear cargo rack and 3. Located on the far right the, hand-grip, throttle lever, front brake lever and brake reservoir. There are a bunch of ways to know how much oil you need. Engine oil and fluid capacities willvary by model and production year, For the 2014 Odyssey with the3. The FourTrax 300 featured a time-tested suspension configuration. The fuel selector, located just below the left side of the fuel tank selects on, off and reserve.
Consult your owners manual for the proper viscosity oil to use, as it depends on the ambient temperatures in your area. This area accumulates a lot of dust and dirt so you may need to wipe it off before you will see the actual vin … number. I was wondering if this was a little clear window at one point to check the oil level, I have never owned a two stroke gear driven machine before so I'm not sure. Oil temperature activated, engine cooling-fan. A gear-driven counter-balancer helped make power delivery smooth and easy to manage. The drain plug is located on the bottom of the tank. The ride is really pretty smooth considering the stiff suspension.
It also has a sealing washer so make sure to look for it. The FourTrax 300 was considered a full-size quad. It also appears like its just 40 weight oil in there, should i use the heavy weight stuff like 75 or 80W and how much is supposed to be in there?? It had dual-sealed hydraulic drum brakes in the front and single-sealed mechanical drum brakes in the back. Start by removing the 2 8mm bolts that secure the filter cover. Tired of paying outrageous dealer prices to have it done? There is a drain plug on the bottom of the engine.
I live at 5,000 ft. On my 1987 250R next to where it says oil check, there is some rubber gasket stuff smeared in the the little hole. Behind the filter is a spring, make sure to re-install it, before putting the new filter in. If the o-ring is cut or damaged in any way replace it. When removing the drain plug, be careful not to lose the sealing washer. Expect poor handling on pavement.
Performance The little 282 cc engine performs more like a 400 cc with a top speed of 45 mph. Best way to handle this is drain oil, put new filter on, then add 3 quarts of oil put the drain plug back before adding oil , Start bike for a few seconds then shut off. The front handlebar controls are, from left to right; hand-grip and rear brake lever switch, parking brake lock lever, reverse button, engine kill switch, light switches, choke, starter button and auxiliary 12 volt receptacle. The FourTrax 300 sent power to the ground via a five-speed transmission with extra-low first and reverse gears. The proper steps for re-assembly are the spring, then the filter with the rubber seal facing out then the cover. A snorkel-type air intake provided for operation in wet and muddy terrain. The first thing you need to do is drain the oil tank.
The right brake pedal is just forward of the foot peg. The vin is stamped on this plate. Read on to find out how you can change your own oil and filter, save money, and perhaps have a bit of fun in the process. Get on right side of bike and pull it upright , look at the little glass window locate … d on the lower right side of bike. Then re install the filter cover bolts. This little four-wheeler has never let me down in over 23 years of very tough riding and still runs and performs like new.
The first thing you need to do is gather a few hand tools. When in the ultra-low first and reverse gears you never bog down or run out of power. It consisted of an independent double-wishbone with Arvin shock absorbers in the front and a swingarm setup -- also with an Arvin shock -- in the rear. The optional Honda FourTrax maintenance manual is well written and is easy for the average person to read and follow its instructions. In the center console, is the reverse light, neutral light, oil temperature light and key switch. The oil capacities for the 250R are twofold.
As an owner of the then popular and reliable Big Red three-wheeler, I had become a big Honda fan. The Honda's battery, electrical system and air box are under the seat. It had a bore and stroke of 74 mm and 65. The Honda sat on 23 x 8-11 front tires and 25 x 11-9 rear tires. This would be a great time to do a few other basic maintenance items like cleaning the air filter, adjusting the chain slack, and checking the tire pressure. A back-up kick-starter is hidden just under the right side panel, a compression release lever is on the right front of the engine. Look at the 10 digit.