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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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A question about my Honda foreman 4 wheeler

Hi im just wonder why my Honda foreman 4 wheeler in 5th gear at probly about 6000 to 7000 rmp plus only gets up to about 25 mph? If your wondering I used a gps to get that number
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 08:10 AM
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Are you going up hill or down hill? It's a Foreman 500? 7000 rpm's in 5th gear wow. Is the gps in metric?

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 10:57 AM
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What year is your Foreman? What size tires are you running? Did you buy it new or used?

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 01:19 PM
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yes tell us mroe about your atv
age, miles on motor/hours on motor, what size tires are on it, any other mods to it
and I am not sure how you are getting RPM":S off any GPS< they don't give them
if your guessing> well thats one thing

BUT also, how long have your OWNED This atv>
any chance previous owner added a BIG GEAR REDUCTION, so they could run BIG tires on it?
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I'm in 5th grade on flat ground and it was bought used and I used my GPS on my phone since the screen on the ATV does not work
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I was guessing the rpm and I have.to clue what tires but I know it's either from the early 2000s or late 1990s or something like that it's old
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 09:41 AM
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Look at the numbers on the tires. They should have some similar to this:27x12.00x12. What does it sound and feel like? Get a car to ride beside you while you're wide open just to double check.

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You probably have a gear reduction

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 12:19 PM
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I'm in 5th grade on flat ground and it was bought used and I used my GPS on my phone since the screen on the ATV does not work
tire size is on the tire side wall, and its very important to know the size for use to help you here
OEM tire size on this model will be 25 inch tall tires on all 4 corners, be then 8 wide up front(25/8/12) or rear (25/10/12) or close to these
if you have anything taller than a 25, there NOT stock size
if atv was used in mud and has BIG aggressive tires, odds are it has a gear reduction, which is needed to make up for all the gear ratio changes the tall tires did to OEM gearing, when you go to TALL tires, your atv motor no longer has the power to TURN them BIG tires, so, to get back the ability of TURN BIG tires, you have to alter gearing
altering gearing, then takes away top end speed, as it will make higher rpms at lower speeds
HONDA atv's have LOW HP< and only way to turn BIG tires is with very low gearing, LOW gearing doesn't allow for HIGH speeds,
depending HOW Low a gear reduction in added, will determine how fast the atv will go with its gearing and tires on it!

if you want more speed, you will most likely need to remove the gear reduction and go back to a smaller tire(back to closer to the OEM design 25 inch tall tires!
hope this maybe helps you get a better idea on tings
but let us know what size tire are on your atv and we can maybe offer better advice on things!
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