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post #1 of 18 Old 01-24-2010, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Your new TRX700xx

As with any new machine, it may have setup issues from the dealer. Typical Honda fit and finish is outstanding. Dealer preparation on the other hand often leaves something to be desired (the sixteen year old in the back).

Experience has taught me that a complete inspection of the machine after taking it home has saved me countless problems. I'm starting this thread to build a checklist of things to inspect when the new hotness arrives home. If everyone that has experience with new machines would weigh in with the experiences, this could build to a nice way for new owners to avoid the perils that we have learned from. Here are a few things come to mind:

1. Check all fluid levels as per the manual (oil, coolant, brakes)
2. Check all cables for proper tension and adjustment
3. Check that all shipping shims, bolts, tags, ect... have been removed
4. Check torque values for wheels, shaft bolts, shock bolts, ect...
5. Lubricate the chain and cables
6. Check that the air filter has been properly oiled

After first run:

1. Change the oil and check all other fluids
2. Clean and inspect the entire machine
3. Check torque values again
4. Clean the air filter and re-oil

More long term items should also be checked. I have found on a number of occasions that the factory often uses minimal grease on the majority of the moving parts. One thing I typically do is pull most of the suspension and re-grease everything after the first 25 to 50 hours. I know it is a pain, but it saved the wife’s DR350 from a set of dry bearings from the factory.


Perhaps the Admin could make this a "Sticky"


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great info, a common thing I have read about time and time again, was the fuel selector knob being installed wrong at the dealer, I know mine was.

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Excellent info and I agree. Your list just about exactly what I did when I got my 700xx home. I learned this lesson with my 300ex from the same dealer. Free play was the main issue there and chain slack. However, same dealer with the 700xx but this time was properly set up and prepped... no issues at all.

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Spacers left between the front hub and rim are common also.

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My 2 cents

Check the front wheels for having shipping washer's between the wheel and the hub this seems to be somewhat common. There should be no washers on your stock wheels anywhere.
Also remove the screw for the fuel valve and reinstall it with blue medium strength loctite. Several people have lost the valve knob as it fell off. Mine was loose.
Tighten the allen head bolts on the exhaust heat shield, they will most likely be loose. Check them again after you get it hot.

Check the clutch free play we had one member loose a clutch because he received it from the dealer with a mis-adjusted clutch.

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Great idea guys. I'm glad you got the memo.

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thanks guys i was just looking at my wheels and noticed they had washers on front and back wheels but they won't here in a minute. but thanks for keeping this link up it does help some of us newbies. i love my new xx and would love to get together with some other riders this summer for a few good days of riding.

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yep lost my fuel knob selector. had to buy a knew one. thanks for the list of other stuff tho
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Just took delivery of mine and as I got it home I realize the front tires were put on wrong. Well at least the thread pattern was. I can just imagine what other stuff they could have gotten WRONG! checked everything else and it seems fine.
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