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PostSubject: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:50 pm

Well I knew the Ol' buckboard drum brakes wouldn't hold up forever. Since looking into it the shoes aren't really the trouble, it's something else yet to be determined. While pulling the drums off and inspecting everything, the lower shock mount bushings are "gone", the lower shock bolt spacer that is still there is about half the size it used to be. All I can say is; she's hard on the ol' bike.



Also in the thick of things while removing the shocks I could see a nice shiney spot the size of a dime on the top of the upper balljoint sockets. Yep it's worn clear through the joint.





So...deeper and deeper we go into tearing it apart. A-arms are off, knuckles cleaned up and the four balljoints are now pressed out, waiting on new ones along with new wheel bearings. Also coming UPS Brown are two new front shocks and springs to help soften the Ol' Buckboard up a little...

The saga continues at 7105 miles ...
(04 Honda Foreman 450S ~ FootShift)
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:32 pm

you get that thing all fixed up she will never get a new EPS ride. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:10 am

I thought she wanted a new Grizzly?

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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:29 am

I think GUG needs an intervention. Wink
She sure isn't your normal quad "guy".
Heck, I'm rationalized a new quad because a headlight bulb had burned out.
Oh...Never mind...She could have used that excuse years ago... Very Happy Very Happy

Keep us updated. Good post. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:11 am

I like to keep you guys guessing...new bike, more miles on the Honda? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:04 pm

so you mean the top of a ball joint ISNT supposed to look like that? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:16 pm

G Bob wrote:
so you mean the top of a ball joint ISNT supposed to look like that? Smile
Nope... it was dry as a bone inside, even the ones that still looked alright on the outside were very dry and cakey looking inside when torn down for a closer inspection. I bought a grease gun needle and put a little extra grease in all the Grizzly ball joints when I just installed those and will do the something for the Honda. That will definitely help them last longer and would be a good idea to check them every year or so to be sure they look alright. Grease Injector Needle
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:27 pm

Just another note ~ when you've got your quad up on the jack for anything your doing check and be sure that there's no up & down play in the upper or lower shock mounts. The slop in the two bottom front shock mounts didn't help the life of the upper ball joints taking the shock of the a-arm force. It's not something that I usually checked closely when looking for ball joint or wheel bearing wear. Good Luck. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:34 pm


Performance Tools Grease Injector Needle

I just called my local Advance Auto Parts Store & they have 2 in stock. Thanks Wacker
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:19 pm

If you order anything online and pick it up in the store be sure and use a coupon code
if you can from here. http://www.offers.com/advance-autoparts/?path=clp-clq-gls-107b1a

I've used the $15 off any $40 purchase a few times. CODE: BIG15
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:32 pm

Geez i thought i was in deep with tear doen last week on the rzr. Good luck
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:04 am

Out-for-delivery TODAY

The Honda will be on it's way to recovery soon.

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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:20 am

Good Luck!!
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:27 am

new front wheel bearings IN - check

new front bearing seals IN - check

new front ball joints IN - check

new front shocks - delivered & ready

new rear shocks - on order (Kimpex Canada)

front drum brakes ~ PITA (UPS Truck coming again Today)

Disc Brake Conversion Kit - SuperATV.com



and.... Ol' one Eye now has a new headlight installed.
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:08 am

it will be just like new Soon. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:09 am

You sure are busy! On the shock topic, where did you source from? I've toyed with the idea of replacing mine but at $200 a pop (stock) I decided to toy with other things instead.
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:30 pm

More pics Wack!!
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:03 pm

DJ750 wrote:
More pics Wack!!
Easy there big guy, don't eat all your popcorn at once.
I've got just a few more pictures, but was going to take
some of the disc brake conversion install tomorrow also.
Can you hold on for just a day or so... Question Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:07 pm

Lee wrote:
You sure are busy! On the shock topic, where did you source from? I've toyed with the idea of replacing mine but at $200 a pop (stock) I decided to toy with other things instead.

There Canadian Kimpex Brand... ordered them from Wheel-A-Way Motorsports
in New York and the were dropped shipped straight from Canada.

approx. ~ $50 each for an OEM style replacement.

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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:11 pm

DJ750 wrote:
More pics Wack!!

Picked up some new brake fluid and LockTite at AdvanceAuto this afternoon when I left the mine. Got a qoute on brake pads and shoes for our little Escort ~ it's the next project. We'll have to find a coupon code to use online for in-store pick up, it works great because when ordering online they already know what you want and have it ready to go in a basket.





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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:13 am

Hold on Wack I'm gona need more popcorn!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:32 pm

Alright we're back on track now... Cool

Here's all the new goods


New bearings installed


New ball joint & outer seal packed with grease


Inner seal packed with grease


Knuckle installed - ready for disc brake


New shock mounted up front


Canadian PERFEX suspension kit has been a huge
help for a softer ride on the Honda Foreman ATV's


It'll be ready for several more thousand
miles when we're done this maintenance
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:26 pm

I thought all you had to do was put gas in it and ride. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:59 pm

The ole gray mare just aint what she used to be Wink
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:07 pm

Hey did that thing not get a sanitary scrubing before "Surgery". It's still dirty. LOL
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