Honda 300EX ATV Mudding Tip

by Brent
(Jackson TN. USA)

If you have a Honda 300ex, I have found that 2nd gear seems to be the best gear for mud. It should make it through 90% of the mud holes as long as you don't drown it or bottom out.

World of ATVs answer: Thanks for the tip Brent. That may be one of the reasons the Honda ATVs with manual transmissions are so popular for ATV mudding. That ability to "lug" the engine a little bit can help a lot in maintaining traction and forward momentum in the mud.

The way the engine spins up on ATVs with CVTs and belts can cause problems sometimes. The clutches can engage too suddenly, causing a loss of traction. On the other hand, the CV belt can slip, causing a loss of forward momentum at the worst possible time.

We know that CVTs work great on a lot of ATVs, but we've never been a big fan of the way they feel or the lack of control for selecting the gear you want to use.

Honda ATVs have their critics, but we've always liked the way their transmissions worked. Especially the newer ones with electronic shifting and the high tech new clutches.

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Great Tip!
by: Jake

That's a great tip for ATV mudding on any Honda model with a manual transmission. If you try to shift after you're in the mud - that's asking for trouble!

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