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post #1 of 185 (permalink) Old 10-23-2018, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hi. Just joined your site ---- I am into vintage Hondas , I have a couple of Foreman 450's , a 2002 TRX450FM and a 2000 TRX450FM and a few 300's ---- Hope to learn and share

My latest project is almost complete , been working on it for a while , 2000 450 , it has a J+E 500 piston , Total Seals rings and jug work to match ( which is the same as the Highlifter Big Bore 450 kit , running a TRX400 head for more compression , HMF muffler , carb jet kit , K+N air filter , snorkeled , relocated double stacked cooler with one fan on the coolers and another one on the engine , disc brake conversions back and front , Wide
Open/Warn 4-2-4 kick out , 29.5 OutLaws ,wheel spacers , Warn winch , 2 inch lift , 35% reduction , custom lighting and a few other mods , just about every bearing and seal is new
it is about 90% complete ----- working on the front end at the moment , rebuilding the 4-2-4 , new cv-shafts , disc conversion , installing the reduction and freshening everything up
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Here are a few more pics

3 things holding me up

I am putting a kit in the 4-2-4 , the kit doesn't come with boots , ordered OEM drive shaft boots from Honda , there are very similar and go over the same collars on both set ups , not sure if they are going to work out , contacted Wide Open and they won't sell just the boots

working on getting some LED's in place of the original head lights

need to pull the front cover and install the 35% reduction and a new clutch pack

It will never really end , there will always be something else to do

Would be interested in a set of drop a-arms in the 4-6 inch range , anyone know who is building them for a 450
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Nice build your doing. As for the a arms there is a guy called mudpuppy i found on youtube that makes arched a arms but he never gets back to you. Maybe you will have better luck than i did. Also if you have facebutt you can contact him there.

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toms99tj , Thanks , for the mudpuppy lead , let me see what I can dig up --- I am not a face book person , it seems I am missing out as there are a lot of deals on atv , parts and custom work that goes thru facebook

I see you got some nice mods on your 450 ----

I have the 14.5% reduction on my 2002 and I like it , but that one only has 27's ---

I see you got a Audio Tube , which sound tube are you using ?

I have a Pyle set put into a Boss Rebel tube on this one , it using MP3 and a cable , it is loud and clear
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I made my own. Im using polk audio speakers and one of those round boss radios. It sounds ok but im wanting more bass. If you get anything back from mudpuppy let me know. My girlfriend has facebook and she contacted him and got nothing. I really want arched front and rear a arms for my 450.
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Like the wheels! Bad looking machine, looks trail rated.


How do you like those lights?. Also looking at some that are called 380w Side Shooter led. Has an extra vertical set in the housings that light up the ditches.
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I made my own. Im using polk audio speakers and one of those round boss radios. It sounds ok but im wanting more bass. If you get anything back from mudpuppy let me know. My girlfriend has facebook and she contacted him and got nothing. I really want arched front and rear a arms for my 450.
I started out with a Boss Tube , burned it up while in warranty and it cost me $40 to ship it in and they gave me a new one , it burned up again , so for $90 I got a Pyle amp and speakers and put them in the Boss tube , it last 2 years and 2 months , and I just replaced them again with Pyle ---- I built my own tube from PVC pipe and this is it on my 95 300 ----

If muddypuppy ever contacts me I will let you know , to tell the truth , I am looking for a set of arched arms that both the top and bottom are arched with longer cv-shafts , his looks like just the bottom arm with a 2 inch shock extension on the bottom and a spacer in the spring on top the shock


yesterday I talked with Dick's Cycles and he says he can get them made but it will be expensive , he is going to call me back when he gets the price
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Like the wheels! Bad looking machine, looks trail rated.


How do you like those lights?. Also looking at some that are called 380w Side Shooter led. Has an extra vertical set in the housings that light up the ditches.

those lights are cheap and they light it up well , I have them on my other atv's --- lighting up the sides of the trails sounds interesting, we ride a lot at night
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We're entering the season when it's dark at 5:00 and the fun white stuff falls. Don't know why they used the number 380W, these lights are 95 watts.


Side Shooters
https://www.ebay.com/itm/380W-Side-S...4383.l4275.c10


I need to check the dimensions, would like them to fit just like yours.
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Side Shooters
https://www.ebay.com/itm/380W-Side-S...4383.l4275.c10


I need to check the dimensions, would like them to fit just like yours.[/QUOTE]


them side shooters are nice and the price is right , I could see that helping out ----you are right it is getting dark early and light later


I messed around with the light bracket mod some yesterday , done some bending for a better fit and adding a 1 1/2 inch fender lift into the bracket mount -----
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