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  1. Not that blue part...the blue glow around the profile pic. I think it means "online" though.
  2. Nevermind, I think I just realized it shows who is online.
  3. Question...just noticed my profile pic has a blue glow around it...so does @jeepwm69 & @Fishfiles....but not everyone. What's up with the blue aura? lol
  4. Thanks for the info on the seat cover. I explored that option originally. My seat foam up front is messed up, so that'd have to be fixed. I did watch a youtube video on a guy patching in a piece of foam. Honestly, I'm a bit apprehensive about stapling a new cover on. I have the old school hand stapler, but not an electric. Was worried the hand stapler wouldn't have the oomph to get the job done. Haven't fully decided which method I'll go with yet, as getting some supplies in a small town (high density foam, for instance) can be tricky. I get tired of paying Amazon for everything lol. But I do appreciate the link to the seat cover guy, as it certainly means more having a recommendation than just stumbling across someone random.
  5. Thanks! Thanks! Stock as far as I know. It's in the service manual.
  6. Welcome Lanier! Good to see another GA fella here. I'm in south GA, but own a lakehouse on Sinclair, outside of Milledgeville.
  7. Oops, I forgot this step the other day and jumped right into asking for help. Great resource y'all have put together here! I'm Adam. Owner of a 97 Foreman TRX400 since 2002. It was always a great machine. Has about 4000 miles on it. I've used it for riding around the farm, mostly getting to and from hunting areas. Made the mistake of loaning it to my brother 6-8 years ago. His kids nearly trashed it mud bogging. When I finally got it back, it barely ran, had missing mud flaps, busted foot shield, shattered headlight, ripped seat, etc. Just trashed. I replaced the mud flap, headlight, and put new tires on it. Next thing I knew it wouldn't crank, so it sat for the past 4-5 years. I got a wild hair a couple of weeks back and pulled it from under the barn and got to work. Replaced battery, starter solenoid, petcock, fuel line, rear brake shoes, and totally cleaned out the fuel tank, carb, & changed oil/filter/spark plug/air filter/front & rear differential oil. The old girl rides again, thanks to a lot of snooping around on this forum for info. I'm far from a mechanic, but suffer from feeling like I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. So far so good! Still have plenty of cosmetic fixes to go (new seat & splash guards, specifically), and will likely be replacing the muffler (sounds like the baffles are rusted out...aggravating rattle noise).
  8. I'm not sure what that means. The rear brake pads can only go on one way...there shouldn't be any alignment issues. Unless I'm missing something (which is certainly possible lol!) Your picture looks like the front. Perhaps that's a different beast.
  9. You're right, I don't feel near as bad about mine now. I removed and polished the shaft yesterday. Was a bit of a pain getting the little grooves lined back up to put the brake arm back on, but finally got it. New pads are supposed to arrive today, so hopefully I can button it all back up and have working rear brakes.
  10. 😄 And here I was thinking it was nasty! Then again, considering that's the first I've seen, I didn't have much to compare it to. I'll definitely be removing the shaft to clean it up. The rotor inside doesn't look bad at all though, so I think I can probably get by with just wiping it down.
  11. 30mm it was. Opened it up and found my problem. Pads were separated. Inside of the drum doesn't look too bad, other than being full of brake dust. What cleaning do yall recommend other than to spray it down with brake cleaner and hit it with a wire brush?
  12. Perfect! Thank you. Y'all saved me a trip home before I can run pick up a socket.
  13. So mine, a 1997 TRX400, is a 41mm or 1 5/8 socket?
  14. Thank you! Was hoping to swing by NAPA on the way home and not have to caliper it to find out. Well I'll be. I learned something new.
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