2000 honda trx300ex
The quad’s TRX450R-inspired bodywork could be among the reasons for receiving such reverence (although I find that amusing since the Honda 300EX entered the ATV landscape way ahead of the well-renowned racer). If you are wondering, (yes!) you read that right — the Honda TRX300EX debuted in 1993 and stayed in production until 2012.
Now to the machine’s fine qualities. The Honda TRX300EX boasts a powerful 282-cc SOHC engine that delivers impressive performance throughout the entire RPM range. Engine smoothness is greatly improved — thanks to its gear-driven counterbalancer reducing vibrations for a smoother ride. Furthermore, its automatic cam-chain tensioner eliminates the need for manual adjustments, ensuring hassle-free maintenance.
A CDI system with electronic advance guarantees reliable starts, while an electric starter makes it easy to get the engine up and running.
As for breathability, the quad’s snorkel-type air intake is cleverly positioned high in the frame, minimizing the risk of water and dirt contamination — thus ensuring uninterrupted performance.
The Honda TRX300EX’s carburetion and powertrain systems and throttle responsiveness are also pretty impressive, as you will later discover in the next section.
2000 honda trx300ex The Honda TRX300EX (a.k.a. Honda 300EX, Sportrax) is a top-tier, sport-oriented machine released in the market from 1993 to 2012. Boasting a 282-cm3 4-stroke engine, 5-speed gearbox with reverse, and smart air intake positioning, the 4×4 has become the go-to quad for many off-roading enthusiasts.
You may want to note these years if scouting for a pre-loved TRX300EX in the used-quad market. But personally, knowing when the machine received significant enhancements is not enough. That said, I urge you to read on and learn more about the offerings of this four-wheeler.
1999, 2001, and 2007 saw major improvements to the 4×4’s gearing, suspension, and engine systems and are considered the best years of the Honda 300EX.
The engine is configured from the factory for low-altitude riding, meaning that changes to the carb settings are required for riding at altitudes above 5,000 feet (1,500 meters). Should you go this route, expect horsepower output to decrease by about 3.5% for every 1,000-foot (300-meter) increase in altitude. Otherwise, you should be able to enjoy decent performance figures with the quad’s stock settings:
Recommended engine oil is SAE 10W-30