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Hi guys I just bought a 2000 450S with the intention of using it for icefishing, hunting, and letting my fiance ride it around. Well I have a few ?'s for you guys. I am going to me changing all fluids, sparkplug,airfilter,and checking the valves. I would like to flush the diff fluids out. What is the best way of doing this? Just pour a bunch in and let it drain out, or should I drain the old and fill with new then drive it for a bit and drain and refill?? Also the quad needs rear brakes, I can fully depress the pedal and lever. Where is the cheapest place to get shoes from, and what are the best shoes to get? I've never changed drum brakes so if anyone has any old posts, pics, or tips they can share it will be appreciated!! The other thing I needed to know is how much of the stuff is interchangeable with my 2000 450S and other year S's and ES's (I may try to get different colored plastics)?? I am not gonna get to crazy modding this thing up, it's gonna be more of a work machine, I just want it to be mechanically great. Thank you for any tips or answers!!
 

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I use diesel fuel or kerosene to flush out the differentials,drain them first ,put the plug back in,fill it with kerosene,then drian again.Keep doing this until it comes clean.Brake shoes aren't hard to replace,Sometimes tricky getting the drum off but once that is off it's not hard to figure out.I just buy shoes from the dealer,usually around $25-$30. I think all years of Foreman 450's were the same body plastics.
 
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Thanks I think I"m gonna get started tomorrow if I got some time. I really need to clean up the motor too, it looks like it was never really dried after it was washed, so I need to do some good scrubbing to get some of the stuff off. I was thinking a Mother's Powerball might work good for this what do ya think?
 

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The Powerball should work....I use one on the plastic with chrome polishing compound,turns out nice.Definitely wouldn't hurt.
 

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The Powerball should work....I use one on the plastic with chrome polishing compound,turns out nice.Definitely wouldn't hurt.
does chrome polish make the plastics look nise?
 

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Yeah, Chrome polish with a buffing wheel takes hazing and light scratches out.
 
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