Nicholas Fluhart

January 21, 2010

Honda Foreman in Action

Filed under: Project: 475 Foreman — Nicholas Fluhart @ 9:50 pm

My Honda 475 Foreman posts tend to get the most traffic, so I thought I’d post a few pics of it in use. Now this is what I built my ATV for.

Pulling small trailers is necessary for my purposes. This is a weighty machine, so it handles trailers very well.

Winching is another requirement. I put my winch through the paces. Generally, it’s never a good idea to tow with a winch as you risk snatching against the cable and shattering the gears. However, I sometimes tow relatively easy loads when I can keep the line tight. In terms of winching, sometimes I have to block on to something like a tree or post when pulling something that requires a lot of tug. Tying to a tree or post keeps the ATV from skidding into the item you are winching but it can be hard on the winch.

Below I’ve posted some pics of me winching up an old fence post and section of fence. I have the winch mounted at the rear of the ATV and I had to tie up to a large post to keep the front of the ATV on the ground and to keep it from skidding backward when winching.

Sometimes I have to trek through swamps…

…but I always keep it clean and serviced.

UPDATE: There will be lots of other posts with the Foreman in action here.

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3 Comments »

  1. I’ve got a rancher and i was wondering which part of the seal you grease. Here’s a pic of mine:

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    I know i have to grease the part labeled A but i don’t know if i should grease the part labeled B too.

    Comment by kc — December 31, 2010 @ 2:59 am | Reply

    • That seal looks pretty rough. I’d replace it; they aren’t expensive. Then I would apply a thin film of grease to both “A” and “B” surfaces of the new seal upon installation.

      Comment by nfluhart — December 31, 2010 @ 11:44 am | Reply

      • thanks, its actually in good shape just dirty.

        Comment by kc — January 1, 2011 @ 11:58 am


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