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  1. Finally got new front tires. Not pictured.
  2. Yes I did. Really tried to clean up shaft and the bore and greased. It was moving freely when I reassembled it. I did have some trouble lining the lever on the cam so the cam would lay flat. The cam inside the brake drum is slightly off level maybe by 1/8”
  3. I cleaned and adjusted my rear brakes about 2 weeks ago. Now the cam / brake lever is frequently binding and not wanting to release back without a little bumping on the brake handle or cam lever itself. Any trick to these drum brakes ? I have lubed the cable and that seems to move freely. the cable adjustment screws are set about midway tight. the foot brake seems to work better and return to un-brake position easier. any tips would be appreciated. thanks. NBF
  4. I serviced the rear brakes to free up movement on the cam that activates the brake shoes. On the rear brakes on a 2004 Honda Foreman there is a washer with an arrow tab that was next to the brake lever / cam assembly. Located on the outside of the aluminum backing plate. I removed the cam and lever assembly to clean and oil it, when I reinstalled I did not make note of where the arrow tab was. It is all back together and operating. But what is the function of this “arrow” washer? Thanks, NBF
  5. Update. Loose negative connection at the battery. Tightened it up and machine starts and shifts great. Will consider doing the ES prep in the future.
  6. I have read thru the ES prep previously. I was a little intimidated by undoing the electrical connections , and since it was working I decided I would leave it alone. will give it a better read and may attempt it. I need to get a multi meter, and will test battery. thank you for the quick responses.
  7. 2004 450 ES been riding trails that lately have more water on them now to beaver activity. Return from one week vacation. Starts and Drives great around farm. Next day. No start and will not ES shift. It will pull start and drive , neutral light comes on , gear position indicator flashing 6 times and clock was reset. I washed the machine to remove mud etc , using care to not over do it at electrical connections , then leaf blow it to dry it off. Pull start , runs and shifts great. No flashing on display. Son tried the push button start , and now , will not ES shift and back to flashing. Went from 6 flashes , to 8 , back to 6. I have not removed battery, was hoping to charge it by driving it. Many thanks for any advice. A Great machine.
  8. Oil should have JASO shown on the container and listed as meeting that specification.
  9. An update. For my Next oil change I went with T6 rotella synthetic. The bike starts much better when cold. And may even shift better. also the oil light flicker seems to have really died down. I did also drop the skid plate , cleaned the mud and trash out of it , then reinstalled.
  10. An update: I rerouted brake / reverse cable , to go over the shifter / kill switch wiring, to keep from rubbing. I zip tied the shifter / kill switch wiring to the base of the handlebars. It was much improved , but not fixed. I noticed that the throttle cable was binding on the choke adjustment knob. So I zip tied the cable to the base of the choke adjustment bracket. took it for a good ride, with plenty of tight turns and it did great, never cut off once. hope it stays fixed. Thanks again for all the great advice.
  11. Thanks for all the input. Should the electric cable be routed under the brake / reverse cables? Below is a pic of how it sits now.
  12. Yes. I can get it to cut out when sitting, when I turned handlebars to the left. I just removed the old winch control wires since they were ziptied to some wiring in the front. That seemed to make it better. I have some tight wooded trails , so definitely a lot of tighter turns at low speed.
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