Image is a stock image The post Stolen 2013 Honda Rancher — Green appeared first on Stolen 911. Any suggestions would be great. As an owner of the then popular and reliable Big Red three-wheeler, I had become a big Honda fan. The optional Honda FourTrax maintenance manual is well written and is easy for the average person to read and follow its instructions. The rear suspension consists of a swing-arm, single shock absorber with the differential, brake hub assemblies, and trailer hitch mounted on a straight axle. A fluid is coming out of the exhaust, and I'm told it could be water from over winter.
From a YouTube video, I followed the instructions and used the multi meter Ohm meter to check the resistance on the two coil leads and the reading was about 0. The moral of the story, if you don't have a spark, you may want to check the plug, or replace it first. Replaced the spark plug, turned the engine over with the plug grounded to the cylinder head, visible spark. The ride is really pretty smooth considering the stiff suspension. I measured the toe and was toe-out by a little over an inch. I put a new spark plug in and the old one did seem pretty dark and sooty.
Starts great, idles great, but when in 3rd it seems to pulsate. All diagnostic and repair procedures are covered. 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. There are differences as to what the toe should be set to but so far this seems to do the trick. The engine and differentials are well protected by a skid plate that has stood up well from a lot of abuse from rocks.
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. Oil temperature activated, engine cooling-fan. . Keep Your All-Terrain Vehicle Running Smoothly. Spring came along, and now it doesn't start at all. Expect poor handling on pavement. I hope this helps someone else down the line.
The Honda's battery, electrical system and air box are under the seat. Over winter, the throttle had dislocated, and I got it back in place. Someone broke into a barn located at the residence by prying the door open around a lock and removing the four wheeler. I don't know how the previous owner treated it, or when it's last oil change was. There are some tests that you can do on the electrical components so you can find the faulty part or at least rule some things out.
Then reinserted the plug, and it started right up. Steel foot baskets see photo a must for foot safety. The right brake pedal is just forward of the foot peg. I checked the airbox, and the air filter isn't for this quad, it also is barely sucking air. The summer before it had a hard time idling, but we fixed it by cleaning the carb, and messing with idle. Went for a ride and it didn't seem any different. Took for a test drive and the steering was alot easier, still not like driving a 2 wheel drive but made a huge difference.
Sometime during then, I managed to break the exhaust right before the muffler. Gas mileage is phenomenal; I once ran out of gas 25 miles from home and easily made it in on the. I tightened it and it consisted. Trailer towing capacity 66 lbs. The fuel selector, located just below the left side of the fuel tank selects on, off and reserve. Those that I talked to said that's normal as it's full time 4 wheel drive.
Used a multi meter to check the spark plug from instructions on YouTube videos and there was no continuity on the spark plug. Located on the far right the, hand-grip, throttle lever, front brake lever and brake reservoir. We got it running, and all was good. Registration is fast and you can even login with social network accounts to sync your profiles and content. The front wishbones are very tough too.