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Somehow my inspection cap fell off somewhere, Left drum was pure sludge inside. Never touched it before, noticed front brakes weak. Other side had leaked even with plug but nothing like. Both brakes are now clean with lots o waterproof grease in drum gasket per spec. Any tricks to keep from happening again? Silicone sealer? Of course cap is on backorder in my local dealer. Will buy a spare.

Guess I need disks up front, honda should not be so cheap with their flagship atv!
 

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i agree change over to didsc,there is a place on e-bay selling them for 299.95..great deal..
 

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Honda went with the drums due to testing that they did not due to cost. Honda decided that the drums were more reliable than the disc's.
 

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Hey Yellow,

Can you please give a bit of detail as to what grease you used and exactly what you did to grease them up? Did you just squirt a bunch of grease in the inspection hole? I would like to do this to mine to protect against mud. Also is it ok for me to take a hose and spray it in the insepction hole to get any mud or grit out before I grease them?

Thanks for the tips!
 

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I used yamaha waterproof marine grease to fill them, it is thick. You fill the outmost channel completly per the service manual, and inner channel/groove gets filled about halfway. The stuff that was in there was creamy snotty white, too loose probably from water.
 

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Can you be a little more specific please? Im cheap and havn't picked up the $65 dollar manual yet lol...can I just squirt water proof grease into the inspection hole?
 

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No you do not just squirt grease into the inspection hole. If you do that you won't have to worry about your brakes working because the grease that gets on the pads will make them worthless.

The seals are around the circumference of the drums. If you pull the wheel you can see the outer seal right out against the inner edge of the wheel. It is the black rubber like stuff you see. If you don't want to take the assembly apart, just take marine grease and smear a thin bead around the total circumference of this seal.

Greg
 

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Get the CD manual in ebay for $20 best investment you'll make.
 

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To help prevent the plug from getting pulled out accidently, cut off the little knob that sticks out. It should then be flush with the drum. Less likely to get hung up on something that would pull it out. The plug is still easy to get out when you need to.

John
 

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I'm not worried about mine coming off. I cut the knob off and the ITP wheels I have cover it up.
 

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get discs.
 

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Just put a little silicone on the plug to hold it in. The front brakes work fine when properly adjusted. I can pull the back end off the ground on pavement with my front brakes.
 
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