Honda FL250 Odyssey

1977-1984 FL250 Honda Odyssey ATV Parts and Accessories

The shop manual is discontinued, but here is one that can be downloaded. This version is text searchable: Honda FL250 Odyssey Shop Manual

The Honda FL250 Odyssey was manufactured between 1979 and 1984. It is often referred to as a ATV, go-kart, dune buggy, mini buggy or just buggy. ATV, All Terrain Vehicle, would be a fair description. However, many people think of an ATV as something you ride on rather than ride in. As such many owners do not refer to it as an ATV. People who own them rarely refer to them as a go-kart. The primary reason is that go kart often inspires thoughts of something with no suspension and a heavy low power industrial engine. The FL250 Odyssey with no rear suspension, minimal front suspension and no front brakes might be thought of a high end go-kart. The term seems to be somewhat offensive to the owners so should not be used. Dune buggy to those who have them would normally mean a Volkswagen Beetle modified for driving on sand dunes. A closer description in that context would be sand rail which means tubular frame and no body or just panels. Most people outside the sport don't know the term sand rail so it resorts back to dune buggy to describe one. Since the Odyssey is not strictly for sand, the term dune does not apply. Although it may not be the most appropriate, the term buggy seems to be the best description for people who do not know what it is.

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