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I am wondering what diy modifications people have done to or are still doing to their Hondas. Lights, racks, bumpers, storage, wheels from this for that, lifts, something for a different machine you fit on yours, thing of that nature. Any Honda is fine, I have a 2000 Foreman 450 ES and so far replaced the front lights with the led lights that go in truck bumpers. 20201105_180852.jpg20201105_180833.jpg

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good thread! 424 kickout on a 2000 300, I've got a lift kit install planned when warmer weather gets here plasti-dip (bright aluminum)  wheels, ram mount steering stem headlight /spotlight which is removable, magnetic dimple crankcase plug, i added a hondaline cooling (not standard on 300's made in the states) , cmp front bumper, brake light install, honda 300 bark busters (hand gaurds) speedo kit, and  other mods.... I'm sure i over looked. and the project keeps going! 

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Oh my, wait'll you see some of the mods that @Fishfiles, @jeepwm69, @Mac102004and a few others have done! 🙂

 

My mods are pretty tame compared to most others. My '00 350 Rancher ES is mostly stock. I have Jeeps start in any gear mod, his Rancher 400AT 2x4x4 selectable front diff swap, @wheelsquad & I's programmable fan control gizmo and I'm working on a 420 Rancher front disc brakes swap this winter.

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it made all the defrence on mine when i installed it! less ware on the front end, just out right more fun to ride, fish has to be the king at mods, lol. 

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@retro what do you get out of the programmable fan gizmo? I enjoy doing diy mods to things I own. When I was tuning VWs I was one of the firsts to use a heineken mini keg for an intake

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The FCU gizmo reliably controls the cooling fan on any air-cooled Honda ATV. This is our current gizmo thread here:

 

 

I have only gotten partially through this last build cause I became too busy to complete it, but I am restarting this project from scratch in a few days. I found some fahrenheit modules & looking forward to get back at it!

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22 minutes ago, retro said:

The FCU gizmo reliably controls the cooling fan on any air-cooled Honda ATV. This is our current gizmo thread here:

 

 

I have only gotten partially through this last build cause I became too busy to complete it, but I am restarting this project from scratch in a few days. I found some fahrenheit modules & looking forward to get back at it!

I wanted to look into a way to have the engine temp displayed. I'll dig through the post. 

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50 minutes ago, Jemmons467 said:

I wanted to look into a way to have the engine temp displayed. I'll dig through the post. 

 

The FCU gizmo displays oil temp in realtime. If you need to monitor cylinder head temp I think you can do that too with a similar high temp module. I'll look it up...

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2000 TRX450S

500 jug and custom piston 

400 head 

HMF muffler 

Dyna-Jet carb kit

snorkel 

424 kick out 

double relocated oil cooler 

double fans

extended swing arm 

6 led lights , 7 inch head light lift 

winch 

1000 w 4 speaker sound system 

wheel spacers

29.5 Outlaws 

disc conversion front and rear 

hydraulic brake conversion rear

floor boards

stick stoppers 

EBC clutch kit 

34.5% reduction 

reverse lock out by-pass

suicide hand shifter

dual batteries 

Garmin Montana quick snap mount 

drink holder 

machette holder 

receiver hitch ( not shown in this pic) 

 

 

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10 hours ago, retro said:

 

The FCU gizmo displays oil temp in realtime. If you need to monitor cylinder head temp I think you can do that too with a similar high temp module. I'll look it up...

Thank you, I haven't put mush research into it yet but I do plow with it and my fan does kick on so I would like to know the temp I am running, either engine or oil. @Fishfiles thats a legit looking Foreman you've got.

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14 hours ago, Jemmons467 said:

I am wondering what diy modifications people have done to or are still doing to their Hondas. Lights, racks, bumpers, storage, wheels from this for that, lifts, something for a different machine you fit on yours, thing of that nature. Any Honda is fine, I have a 2000 Foreman 450 ES and so far replaced the front lights with the led lights that go in truck bumpers. 20201105_180852.jpg20201105_180833.jpg

First thing that comes to mind is disc brakes up front

 

05-11 Foreman, 05-14 Rubicon, and 06-current Rincon knuckles, hubs, and rotors will bolt right on the ball joints  giving you disc brakes using factory parts.

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If anyone has a long driveway or road and has to take your garbage cans to the end of it you need this. 20210113_113556.jpg

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Nice thread! Gives us newbies something to see and get inspired by!

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Jemmons 467 , you take that garbage can hitch to the next level , and you can switch to a drop down or raise up trailer hitch or hook with the pull of a pin , weld a 1 1/4 inch receiver tube to the tongue of the hitch 

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The pics and linked thread is a shackle mount I made for giving an easy place on the front to hook to when using a snatch block, etc.:

 

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Here are a few more DIY mods

1992 TRX300FW Southern Blue nicknamed ( Soc Ra Blue = Blue Balls ) 

86 BigRed cam , chain and sprocket 

88 exhaust pipe , High Performance muffler 

ported head , Wiseco 10.5/1 piston 

EBC clutch kit , 54% reduction

Warn 424 1st gen  kick out 

SuperATV disc brake conversion front , 250 Fourtrax master cylinder 

wheel spacers , 2" rear 1" front 

stick stoppers 

2 cone shims added to front diff for traction 

hub paddles and longer wheel studs

aluminum slots , 27 Outlaws 

floor boards , snorkeled 

5 led lights = two rear , two front , one bar 

hand and foot shifter ( after video ) 

3 inch swing arm stretch , rear brake delete rear 

420 1st gen front shocks , 2 inch lift rear 

reverse lock out by-pass 

 250 Fourtrax front brake lever with adjustable cable end

K+N air filter 

front and rear diff , transfer case all drilled , tap and run grease 

oil cooler in stock/option location 

1000 watt 4 speaker sound , custom speaker mounts , water proof amp box 

Imitation Yeti with stainless turn bucket hold downs 

drink holder 

Super Winch , KFI solenoid 

dry box , machette holder 

Garmin GPS mount 

rear view mirror to monitor  tail gaters LOL 

 

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11 minutes ago, slowindown said:

The pics and linked thread is a shackle mount I made for giving an easy place on the front to hook to when using a snatch block, etc.:

 

 

 

 

winch and shackle mount2.jpeg

 

 

 

 

How do you keep that front skid plate (aluminum) so straight and not mangled? Mine looks like !.

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6 minutes ago, freebo86 said:

 

 

How do you keep that front skid plate (aluminum) so straight and not mangled? Mine looks like !.

 

 

Actually, its plastic on the 05+ foremans.  I try not to bash stuff with it and that machine only has maybe 800 miles on it.  The one on my 02 rancher (steel), otoh, I took off and beat the dents out many times.

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39 minutes ago, slowindown said:

 

 

Actually, its plastic on the 05+ foremans.  I try not to bash stuff with it and that machine only has maybe 800 miles on it.  The one on my 02 rancher (steel), otoh, I took off and beat the dents out many times.


perhaps something of stronger built is needed. I’m sure someone is gonna chime in with theirs that’s made out of 1/2” steel 🙂

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6 hours ago, freebo86 said:

 

 

How do you keep that front skid plate (aluminum) so straight and not mangled? Mine looks like !.

 

with those aluminum plates, that's almost impossible to keep them from getting bashed up. i knew it was a mistake when they came out with those. a half inch  steal plate would sure hold up, freebo, lol! if you looking for a perm deal, the yep a 1/8 inch steal plate bolted on, you could  even dress up with stainless steal, aluminum checker plate. kind of like fish did here, credit for the pic goes to @Fishfiles

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What does everyone like to use for rear storage? I was thinking about buying a heavy duty storage tote like the Plano Sportsman tote.

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i use military ammo boxes myself ... but mostly all i carry is chainsaw files spare chains, a few hand tools etc, just for cutting wood. what were planning on hauling ? longer items i just strap to the rack. never was a fan of having too much weight on the rear rack. 

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I have a slim black plastic storage box that was designed for a front rack. This year I may remove it & see If I can get a back seat for my wife..

 

I love ammo boxes, one on each side with a cooler in middle. I've seen that lots!

 

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On January 13, 2021 at 2:24 PM, freebo86 said:

 

 

How do you keep that front skid plate (aluminum) so straight and not mangled? Mine looks like !.

 

going back a tad on the tread,  here's kind of the same setup i did (older pic) as fish had, as a matter of fact, fishs mod is where i got this idea from, but after i stalled the cmp bumper (changed the high due to the lights) i took the plate off the project 300, might add it to the 97. 

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