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Pilgrim

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  1. Changed the oil. I is Ed valvoline ATV wet clutch 10-40. The machine shifts great and does not slip at all on steep inclines. Thanks all for your ideas that saved me from having to get inside the engine.
  2. That's my plan. This machine has never been abused other than me not using it for 5 years...................
  3. Fish, Your post about deadline inspired me to get off my butt and go out and first adjust the clutch as YOU suggested way back when before I do anything internally. I then proceeded to shift through neutral all the way up to 5th and hold shifter up and then release shifter. The machine went forward ever so slow. I repeated a couple more times. I think it freed up the friction plates! I can ride it up a real real steep driveway without it feeling like its slipping. it seems to shift a bit rough through the gears but it does shift. I slowed the idle down a bit in neutral so it doesn't clank into first gear. Been so long since I drove this machine not sure if they all shift rough going through the gears..................the shifts dont seem very smooth. Let me know what you think. i may not have to do anything internally. Certainly will change out the 5 year old oil. Pilgtim Fish, I'm going hunting November 1 not October 1. 43 days.............LOL. Thanks for thinking of me though with the deadline. BTW I have never bought parts from anywhere for this machine but a Honda dealer. that dealer is long gone now. Where is a good place to order up my gasket, friction plates and discs and centrifugal clutch parts? I'll be checking in often to give updates on my progress once I get this thing apart.
  4. Fish, I'm going hunting November 1 not October 1. 43 days.............LOL. Thanks for thinking of me though with the deadline. BTW I have never bought parts from anywhere for this machine but a Honda dealer. that dealer is long gone now. Where is a good place to order up my gasket, friction plates and discs and centrifugal clutch parts? I'll be checking in often to give updates on my progress once I get this thing apart.
  5. Well i never did get around to this project in April/May but the TRX300 is now in my garage and i am about to really start this project because I am going hunting November 1st and need this oldie gut Goldie to get me to my stands.
  6. I haven’t disappeared. I will be doing the friction plate and centrifugal clutch job problem in April/May. I will definitely replace everything you mention when I get into this project.
  7. Fish, This sounds very logical and will be the first thing I try when I start this project once the weather warms up. THANKS!
  8. My head hurts after reading all of the Wheeler link “clutch replacement” I won’t be tackling this job for another month or so but glad I have all this reference material. I.m sure I’ll have lots of questions when I get into this project. Thanks for the info all.
  9. could the friction discs have dried out that much in 4-5 years of storage?
  10. forgot to mention in original post I did the clutch adjustment back in November when this symptom first appeared so i could get it to drive up the ramps of my trailer.
  11. Brand New to this forum........................... I have a 1994 Fourtrax 300 4WD that hasn't been used in approx. 5 years. I knew I wasn't going to use it for a while so back then I removed the battery, drained the gas tank completely, drained the carb and stored it indoors in a nice garage under the house out of the weather. It ran pretty ! good when I put it away. Last fall I decided to break her out of the garage for my annual hunting trip in Maine. I got a new YUSA battery, changed the oil and filter cause I couldn't remember last time I changed it (yes I used a good wet clutch oil from a local Kawasaki dealer that assured me it was correct type). The oil was very clean that I drained as I only used this machine once a year for hunting. To my surprise she fired right up and ran as good as it did 5 years ago when I stored her in the garage. Here's my problem.......When I put it in first gear the engine spins and spins as I increase the throttle and eventually she starts moving; when I hit second gear it spins for a few more moments and then feels like the tranny is catching up to the engine, same in 3rd 4th and 5th gear. Eventually she goes like ! but it takes a while. I used it everyday for 2 weeks last November and it didn't seem to get any better. The most I drove it each day was no more than 15 minutes at a time on old logging roads. I didn't dare go off road with it in fear of getting stuck. This machine used to climb very steep grades effortlessly. I put it away in November but just got a chance to seek help in this forum. I plan to work on this as soon as weather gets a bit warmer here in Northeast and I have a game plan for attacking my problem. My question is do I have a friction disc problem or centrifugal clutch problem or something else I cant think of? I have read lots of threads on the internet and watched several you tubes about TRX300 clutch issues and don't seem to be able to diagnose my problem definitively. This motor does not smoke and feels real strong other than not moving very good right now. I am interested in only taking off that side cover once and want to know what preventive things I should replace so as to ensure good performance for years to come. I've not worked on anything internal on the this engine on this ATV, just external stuff like carb cleanings (remember the shadetree sticky for carb cleaning? its laminated and attached to my workbench) and starter and brakes etc. I am not fearful of tackling anything on this thing cause of the help available on this forum. Advice and thoughts are much appreciated. Thanks
  12. Well I made a donation to the site (very happy to do it) and that was painless as I already have a PayPal account! Of course I couldn't find my password for a while but once I did it was easy. I am so grateful for people I know i will meet on this new Honda atv site. Quite frankly if I didn't find this site I would have lost interest in restoring my 1994 300 to its original grandeur as a retirement project. I'm not the most mechanical guy in the world but am very coachable and listen to goody advice. I would be easily intimidated working on internal stuff on my 300 engine without access to this kind of a forum. I'll be posting soon...........................
  13. Shade nay remember me as bobami from plymouth ma. that's the name i used at old forum that's useless now. He always told me when I was ready to get inside my motor and do stuff to seek help on forum. I retired last year so will be looking to really get my old 1994 300 in factory new condition. stay tuned I'll be posting my latest dilemma with that machine. yes i remember most of those names you mentioned, all good guys offering help. thanks for the warm welcome.....gonna figure out how to donate to this site now.
  14. BINGO.........Fishflies nailed it. SHADETREE! Dang that didn’t take long. I can tell already I will enjoy this forum! will make my donation to site tomorrow morning!,
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