'99 450-Foreman - Honda Foreman Forums : Rubicon, Rincon, Rancher and Recon Forum
  • 1 Post By 06 Forskin 500
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
Honda Rider
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 1

Hi, I just joined so please bear with me:
I have a '99 Foreman 450 with 3K miles.
Just purchased and installed new OEM Carb, new OEM fan controller and OEM Temp Sensor from Rocky Mountain ATV.
It seems to run great until I let it idle to where the bottom of the crank case hits around 170 F.(measured with FLUKE Temp Gun), then it starts to run rough and then it stops running like someone turned off the key. It wont restart and acts like and smells like its flooded. After about 5-10 minutes it will start again and the cycle repeats itself.... Anyone else experienced this?

Last edited by Hondafarmer; 07-28-2019 at 07:45 PM. Reason: '99 Foreman 450 shuts off
Hondafarmer is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 01:25 AM
toodeep's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: south dakota
Posts: 12,968
Charging system working normally? Regulators are common so if its.over charging or under when its warm that possibly could be the issue. Even if it's too hot to touch it's a possibility.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

2007 420FM (475cc, 27x12x12 Mudbugs) ---------- 1995 300FW (webcamshaft, 350 rear end)
2008 420FE (26x9x12 BearClaws) -------------------
1988 300 (old stock machine, nothing fancy)
2009 420FA (25x8/10x12 BearClaw HTR) ---------
1987 350D (work in progress)

toodeep is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 10:12 PM
Honda Rider
06 Forskin 500's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 17
When it does die, pull your plug and plug it back into the wire and ground the threads on something nearby. Spin on it and see if your getting spark. Flooding smell can be caused by two things; too much fuel, or bad spark. Orange spark is weak spark, blue spark is strong spark.
Wilbur likes this.
06 Forskin 500 is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 12:03 PM
Honda Red Wing Rider
mrbb's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: ne PA
Posts: 3,353
could be a bad CDI too!
mrbb is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Foreman Forums : Rubicon, Rincon, Rancher and Recon Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome