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General Discussion / *** Finally found a Honda FL 400 ***
« Last post by bkvette3 on Today at 04:15:39 AM »
Hello all.

After a long search - finally purchased a clean OEM condition 1989 Honda FL 400 Pilot.  Quick question (many more to follow)

What is the name of the OEM color for the frame??   Is it "passion red" like a Honda ATC250R??

Thanks.
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Odyssey FL350R / Re: New FL350R owner - general questions
« Last post by LiveWire on November 10, 2019, 12:45:26 PM »
The 94C clutch is simple, reliable and less expensive. It is actually an inferior design than the stock clutch. However, out of the box will perform better due to a better calibration. The 102C is a similar design to the stock clutch in how it operates. Since it is more expensive, it was primarily used by racers and comes tuned for racing if ordered for the FL350R. You can use an uncalibrated 102C and tune in yourself. I personally use Heel Clicker arms in a 102C. They are tunable with various screw and washers. It also alters the shift curve to something not attainable with any other setup. It allows for a near stock engagement RPM without bogging off the line.

I run 32:1 with Maxima synthetic oil. If the carb jets are stock, I would suggest dropping the slow jet from a 52 down to a 45. That will improve throttle response. It will come off the line crisper. If anyone has dropped the main jet, you would need to bump that back up. Since the main jet can be changed without removing the carb, that often gets changed first even though not the one that should be changed.
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Pilot FL400R / Re: Farr Offroad
« Last post by FL670R on November 08, 2019, 08:51:20 PM »
Wow - I did not realize this forum was still up...

A post on Farr's site from the owner himself

emmanuel_farrugia 4:15 AM on October 25, 2019
   "I am no longer fabricating kits"

What that exactly means is anyones guess....
Which is a real shame because he made top notch stuff from what I saw....
I don't know of anyone else that offers Engine Swap Kits...

www.atvracing1.com  out of Phoenix, AZ still has a Honda Pilot section.
also keep an eye out on Ebay for some Pilot or FL400 parts, you might get lucky.

Its not super hard to do it yourself if you really want to...

Good Luck

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Pilot FL400R / Re: Farr Offroad
« Last post by anvil68 on November 02, 2019, 07:56:26 AM »
Sorry, I forgot to say I need an answer fairly quick.  I am supposed to pick it up tomorrow, but need to know I can get the parts before then.  Please respond if you have any info., or know someone on here who may have the answer.  Thanks
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Pilot FL400R / Farr Offroad
« Last post by anvil68 on November 02, 2019, 02:44:05 AM »
Hello, new user/poster here!

 I finally found a Pilot in good shape and close enough to me to purchase.  The problem is I want to do an engine conversion, and returned to the Farr Offroad web site to make a purchase, but I find I am unable to get to the "catalog" portion of the site.  I attempted to make contact on email and Facebook but got no reply.  Is Farr Offroad still in business?  If not, is there somewhere I can buy similar products?

Thanks for any information

Marc
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Odyssey FL350R / New FL350R owner - general questions
« Last post by mattjs33 on October 30, 2019, 01:31:01 PM »
Hello all,

I recently came into an FL350R that had been sitting for 10 years.  I changed the balancer oil, trans oil, put on a new belt, and new spark plug, drained the old fuel and put in new 20:1.  Lo and behold, it actually started up!  I've only driven it a little bit and now winter is quickly upon us, so I have a few questions for this winter project.

1. The clutch rattles like a mother; I talked to a guy who once serviced these things at a powersport dealer and he said to run it a bit and see if it can "break in" again after so much time unused.  If the problem persists, what's a good clutch to buy, assuming everything else remains stock?

2. I've yet to have my guy clean the carb and install new lines; it idles fine but seems a bit gutless.  How fast does one of these go, assuming it's stock? 

3. I mixed 20:1 for it but I read here elsewhere that some guys are using 40:1?  Is this a good idea?  If I could just use VP's premixed 40:1 fuel that makes my life a lot easier, but I'm not against mixing my own.

4. It seems to be loud?  Is this typical?  It still has the factory exhaust but to my ear it seems like I'm bothering the neighbors with my test runs...

5. It has a set of nerf bars installed on it; most pics I see of FL350R's don't have them, but they look like maybe they were a factory accessory? 

6. It was missing a front bumper so I found a replacement online, and all the hardware.  I went to test-fit it, and the bumper is easily 1/4" too wide for my mounting points.  Is something bent on my chassis?  How should I go about fixing this?

Thanks in advance, I've had a bit of fun working on it so far.  It still needs the brakes gone through as the fronts don't seem to work at all, but it's all there and I think I got a fair deal for the price I paid.

- Matt
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Odyssey FL350R / Re: Fl350 won't idle
« Last post by LiveWire on September 02, 2019, 09:56:50 AM »
The behavior of the slow jet being too big is if you run wide open throttle, come to a stop then punch the throttle right away, it is crisper than if it has been idling.
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Odyssey FL350R / Re: Fl350 won't idle
« Last post by Wcc on September 01, 2019, 09:45:21 AM »
Thanks for the tips.  Long story short, I got it running and my daughter hit a tree with it.  So while it's been sitting waiting for parts I replaced all the fuel lines, filter, check valve, rebuilt carb and adj the float, replaced choke, installed heavy duty tie rods, etc.  Runs like a top now.  I ordered a fuel pump rebuild kit for it as well.

I'll have to look for that new jet.  Bc it is rich when it's idling.  I never checked the compression so I'll put that on my list too.  But it has plenty of power..   8)
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Odyssey FL350R / Re: Shifting problem
« Last post by LiveWire on August 30, 2019, 04:31:34 AM »
If you disconnect the cables, you should be able to shift using the cable mount on the gear box. The cables need to be adjusted such that when moving the lever, the cable mount on the gear box moves the correct amount and moves to neutral when the lever is straight up. With the cables disconnected from the gear box, the lever should be able to very easily move. If it does not, then there is a problem with the cables or the lever.
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Odyssey FL350R / Re: Shifting problem
« Last post by Aztekjav on August 29, 2019, 03:42:29 PM »
I have the same issue with shifting to rev ...can anyone suggest the right adjustments on the cables and or any thing else? I do not own a manual.
Oh ..... if anyone can point the right direction for parts ...currently looking for part 54214-VM0-000, its the shift lever boot.

thanx,
Jav

 
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