I just bought a '99 Honda Foreman 450S that needed a little work. Right now I'm addressing the issue of it missing the front drive line from the pinion back to the motor. What other years/models will fit?
I verified seal reinstall in a Clymer service manual-spring does go in.I have the front drive shaft off a '99 Foreman S I'm willing to part with. I am in the process of installing a Warn 424 I just bought off eBay and wont be needing the stock drive shaft. The teeth on the splines look solid, but I tore up the boots getting it off my machine (I didn't think i would be needing it anymore). I will take $40 shipped.
Since this is a front differential thread, I have a few questions for you experts out there. I just bought an All Balls from diff bearing and seal kit, and I am in the process of rebuilding it with no service manual.
1. Which way do the seals on either side of the diff go in? The ones I removed looked backward to me, but I don't know much about this. Does the side with the spring go in or out? It was on the inside (toward the diff) when i removed it but it just looks odd to me. Bought the ATV used so I don't know if all maintenance has been done properly. Any help would be much appreciated!!!
2. Also, is there any sort of gasket/seal that goes between the two halves of the front diff? It looked like someone used some sort of liquid sealer, but I would like to ensure water stays out and gear lube stays in.
Searching these forum posts has served me well with repairs already, so I decided to sign up!!
Thanks in advance gentlemen!!
I soaked it in Diesel for a coupleweeks.... worked like a charmOkay, picked up an '01 front diff with axles and front drive shaft, everything for $100 bucks. I'm trying to separate the drive shaft from the pinion joint and it will not budge. I rolled the rubber dust boot back and it was full of nice dry rusty dust so it definitely needs some cleaning and grease but I can't get it apart. What's the trick here?