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The following models are included in this manual: TRX500 / Honda Motor Corporation Ltd
Honda TRX500FA Foreman Rubicon
Honda TRX500FGA Foreman Rubicon GPScape
Honda TRX500FM FourTrax Foreman 4x4
Honda TRX500FPE FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES with Power Steering
Honda TRX500FPM FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES with Power Steering and GPScape
Engine: 475cc / 28.99, OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke, OHV, 2-valve, 4-stroke, Air / Oil-Cooled, 92.0Â mm x 71.5 mm, 3.62in. x 2.82in., 11.5:1,
Production year(s): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Manual Language: English
"Download the Honda TRX500 ATV Repair Manual for Complete Engine Specifications and More"
Are you an ATV enthusiast or an owner of a Honda TRX500 ATV? If so, you've come to the right place. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the 2005-2008 Honda TRX500 ATV, including engine specifications, maintenance tips, common issues, tuning suggestions, available accessories, owner reviews, and more. Whether you're looking to learn about the technical details or seeking maintenance advice, we've got you covered. So, let's dive in and explore everything you need to know about the Honda TRX500 ATV.
• The Honda TRX500 ATV features a 499cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine.
• It has a bore and stroke measurement of 92.0mm x 75.0mm.
• The engine utilizes a Honda Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system for efficient fuel delivery.
• The TRX500 ATV comes with a five-speed manual transmission with reverse.
• It features an electric starter system for convenient starting.
• The ATV is equipped with an OHC (Overhead Camshaft) design for optimal performance.
• The TRX500 ATV has a compression ratio of 9.2:1.
• It features a reliable CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition) system for ignition control.
• The ATV comes with a maintenance-free battery for hassle-free operation.
• It has a final drive system consisting of a direct front and rear driveshaft.
• The TRX500 ATV boasts a dual-range selectable four-wheel-drive system for versatile terrain handling.
• It features independent double-wishbone front suspension and a rear swingarm with a single shock for a smooth ride.
• The ATV has hydraulic disc brakes on the front and rear wheels for reliable stopping power.
• It comes with a large fuel tank capacity of 14.7 liters for extended riding sessions.
• The TRX500 ATV has a wheelbase measurement of 1,286mm for stability.
• It features a ground clearance of 185mm, allowing it to navigate rough terrain with ease.
• The ATV's overall dimensions are 2,111mm (length) x 1,205mm (width) x 1,179mm (height).
• It has a dry weight of approximately 291kg.
• The TRX500 ATV comes with 25x8-12 front and 25x10-12 rear tires for excellent traction.
• It has a towing capacity of up to 385kg, making it capable of hauling heavy loads.
Facts and Details:
- The TRX500 ATV was known for its exceptional durability and reliability, making it a popular choice among ATV enthusiasts.
- It featured Honda's TraxLok system, which allowed the rider to switch between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive on the go.
- The ATV's electric power steering system provided enhanced maneuverability and reduced rider fatigue.
- Honda incorporated its patented Honda V-Matic automatic transmission technology into the TRX500 ATV, ensuring smooth gear shifts and optimal power delivery.
- The TRX500 ATV came with an advanced LCD instrument cluster that provided the rider with vital information such as speed, fuel level, trip distance, and more.
- It offered ample storage space with front and rear cargo racks, allowing users to carry essential gear and equipment during their adventures.
- The ATV featured a comfortable and ergonomic seating position, ensuring a pleasant riding experience even during long journeys.
- Honda provided a wide range of genuine accessories for the TRX500 ATV, including winches, brush guards, cargo boxes, and more, allowing owners to customize their vehicles to suit their needs.
- The TRX500 ATV had excellent off-road capabilities, thanks to its high ground clearance and robust suspension system.
Honda offered a comprehensive warranty for the TRX500 ATV, providing peace of mind to owners.
- The ATV was praised for its smooth power delivery and precise throttle response, offering an enjoyable riding experience in various terrains and conditions.
- The TRX500 ATV was frequently used for recreational purposes such as trail riding, hunting, and utility work due to its versatility.
Maintenance Intervals, General Tips, and Common Issues:
■ Regular maintenance intervals for the TRX500 ATV include oil changes every 100 hours or six months, whichever comes first.
■ Air filter cleaning or replacement should be performed every 20 hours or annually.
■ The valve clearance should be checked and adjusted every 600 miles or 100 hours.
■ It is essential to inspect and adjust the drive chain tension regularly.
■ General maintenance tips include washing the ATV after muddy or dusty rides, lubricating moving parts, and checking tire pressure before each ride.
■ Common issues with the TRX500 ATV may include electrical problems, such as a faulty ignition switch or a weak battery. These can often be resolved by ensuring proper connections and replacing components as needed.
■ Another common issue is a clogged fuel filter, which can result in poor engine performance or starting difficulties. Regularly inspecting and cleaning or replacing the fuel filter can prevent this problem.
Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications:
* Upgrading the exhaust system to a high-performance aftermarket option can enhance both power and sound.
* Installing a snorkel kit allows the TRX500 ATV to navigate through water and mud without risking engine damage.
* Adding a winch to the front or rear of the ATV provides increased recovery options and utility capabilities.
* Upgrading the suspension components, such as shocks and springs, can improve the ATV's off-road performance and ride comfort.
* Installing a high-quality air filter or intake system can enhance engine performance and filtration efficiency.
Available Accessories and Aftermarket Options:
LED light bars
Performance exhaust systems
High-performance air filters
ATV GPS systems
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
☺ Excellent reliability and durability
☺ Powerful engine performance
☺ Versatile off-road capabilities
☺ Comfortable and ergonomic design
☺ Smooth power delivery
☺ Honda's reputation for quality and customer support
☻ Some users reported occasional electrical issues
☻ Relatively high fuel consumption
☻ Limited storage space compared to some competitors
Repairs Frequently Needed:
→ Starter motor replacement
→ Ignition switch replacement
→ Fuel pump replacement
→ Throttle position sensor (TPS) replacement
→ Front or rear differential repair
→ CV joint or axle replacement
→ Brake system repairs or maintenance
→ Carburetor cleaning or rebuild
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