Keeping your cool while dealing with an ATV repair is no easy feat. But with the help of this handy Haynes repair manual for Honda TRX300 shaft-drive ATVs, you'll be surprised at just how much less stressful the job can be. This Haynes repair manual covers 1988-2000 Honda TRX300 shaft-drive 281cc, and 1988-2000 TRX300FW Fourtrax 300 4x4 shaft-drive 281cc 2- and 4-wheel drive models.
Don't worry about tracking down a 1998 Honda shop manual or another ultra-specific guide. Instead, use this guide that covers all models from 1988-2000 to get the same great information in an easy-to-obtain resource. You'll find detailed instructions for all the maintenance and repairs your Honda ATV requires, whether it's simple lubrication tips or a complex wiring diagram. Believe it or not, you can perform a complete teardown and rebuild with just this one manual thanks to clear photos, pro technician tips and step-by-step guides.
Note: this manual DOES NOT cover TRX300EX chain-drive models.
Book Excerpt: 1988-2000 Honda TRX300 Fourtrax 300, TRX300FW ATV Repair Manual
LUBRICATION - GENERAL
(Refer to Illustration 12.3)
- Since the controls, cables and various other components of an ATV are exposed to the elements, they should be lubricated periodically to ensure safe and trouble-free operation.
- The throttle and brake levers, brake pedal and kickstarter pivot should be lubricated frequently. In order for the lubricant to be applied where it will do the most good, the component should be disassembled.
However, if chain and cable lubricant is being used, it can be applied to the pivot joint gaps and will usually work its way into the areas where friction occurs.
If motor oil or light grease is being used, apply it sparingly as it may attract dirt (which could cause the controls to bind or wear at an accelerated rate).
Note: One of the best lubricants for the control lever pivots is a dry-film lubricant (available from many sources by different names.)
- The throttle, choke, brake and reverse cables should be removed and treated with a commercially available cable lubricant which is specially formulated for use on vehicle control cables.
Small adapters for pressure lubricating the cables with spray can lubricants are available and ensure that the cable is lubricated along its entire length (see illustration).
When attaching the cable to the lever, be sure to lubricate the barrel-shaped fitting at the end with multi-purpose grease.
- To lubricate the cables, disconnect them at the lower end, then lubricate the cable with a pressure lube adapter (see illustration 12.3).
Haynes Motorcycle manuals are based on a complete teardown and rebuild. This enables the authors, photographers and technicians to work together to capture all tips, tricks and details you need to get the job done right!
Subject: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Honda TRX300, TRX300FW, Fourtrax 300 4x4 (shaft-drive) service, maintenance, and repair procedures.
ISBN-10: 1563924390 ISBN-13: 9781563924392 | Haynes M2125