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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-14-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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What does FM3 Stand for

I am just about to purchase a 2003 Honda Foreman S TRX 450 FM 3 and I'm wondering if anyone knows what the FM 3 stand for?
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I could be wrong but FM is "Fully Manual" and 3 means its an 03 bike maybe??

My bike is FM4 and is Manual and 2004 model.

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the f stands for 4x4
the m stands for manual shifter
and i have never heard of the 3 before

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There are loads of model codes Rich, which seem to work with the year the bike was made

This is just a few:

450ESY
450SY
450FM4
450FM3
450ES1
450S1
450S2
450SW
450SX

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Thanks for the responses. This clarifies things. Looking forward to owning this machine!

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Welcome to the club by the way lol

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Welcome to the club by the way lol
Thanks Sudesh. I have always been a Honda guy when it comes to motorcycles, but from what I have been reading, their ATV's rank highly and are indestructible. All of my buddies have Can Am machines which are 600 and 800's so I'm not sure I'll keep up to them on the open roads, but I get the sense I will out tow them and kick some butt on the trails.

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crap i didnt see your new
welcom to the forum !!!!

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Here you go:

Manual Foremans:

1998-SW
1999-SX
2000-SY
2001-S1
2002-FM2
2003-FM3
2004-FM4

Auto Foremans

1998-ESW
1999-ESX
2000-ESY
2001-ES1
2002-FE2
2003-FE3
2004-FE4

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