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#16 TAHOE OFFLINE  

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Posted November 18, 2013 - 10:18 AM

My son and I would love a 4 wheeler, nice buy. Maybe someday but would have to sell a tractor or  two.

 

My son's friend has 2005 Recon, I mounted a HF 2000# winch under there, looks like the front of yours. He uses it in the winter to lift the snow blade I mounted on it.



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Posted November 18, 2013 - 09:45 PM

If you happen to find a source, please let me know. Most of the time I just don't need 4W, and

the bigarse aggressive mudders I have on there tear up the ground badly.

Is that a  simple conversion?

 

http://www.ebay.com/...rn 424&_sacat=0

 

No 400 kits listed right now, but there are 300's, 350's, and 450's on there.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 09:56 PM

Tore into it a bit tonight, broke the bead on a tire that had sticks shoved into the bead. About half a pound of dirt in there. Cleaned it up, re-seated it, and it seems to be holding.

 

I was told to beware the battery, the seller thought it was original. So if the battery might crap out, it would make sense to check out the recoil. Like the battery, I don't think it's ever been touched. :rolling: :wallbanging:  So I have it off and soaking for a day. It barely turns, but the small spring survived the teardown. I think it will come back to life.

 

Still to do:

Fix front brakes.

Check cooling fan, PO thought it was not working.

Fix Reverse indicator light.

Re-paint factory rims, then install them. Then re-paint aftermarket rims.

Pull kids around on sleds when we get some snow.

 

 

My son and I would love a 4 wheeler, nice buy. Maybe someday but would have to sell a tractor or  two.

 

 

That's what I did, sold one.


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 06:32 AM

Nice machine !!  A lot of guys around here got rid of there snow blowers and stopped putting plows and blowers on their GTs and went with those 4x4 w/plows they say they can do their driveways so much faster . Maybe some day I'll spring for one too . Good luck with it


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 06:53 AM

Nice machine !!  A lot of guys around here got rid of there snow blowers and stopped putting plows and blowers on their GTs and went with those 4x4 w/plows they say they can do their driveways so much faster . Maybe some day I'll spring for one too . Good luck with it

 

A few guys around here have done the same, but from what I see, they spend

more time wrenching the ATV now. I guess, because they are faster, they try to do

the job faster, and end up busting things faster. Maybe if they where a bit smarter

about it, they'd be winning.


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 07:24 AM

Ive had my share of atv from a rancher 350 to a polaris 800. With 6" of snow or less the atv kicks butt. Over that I think the weight of a weighted down gt is far better for heavy snow. Remeber a atv only weighs about 650-750 lbs depending on size. Some gt weigh 850-1100 lbs without weight. Ive hooked my jd 300 weighted to atv and the 300 would pull it. Same with my cub 1512. I just think for dirt and heavy snow the gt out did the atv but the gt was weighted correctly. Not just wheel weights.

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Posted November 19, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Love the old Honda Foremans, they were great machines. My dad has an ES and it is nice but they should have designed it so that you could manually change gears.

 

Everyone knows that with 4-wheelers you always break traction first so If you don't plan to do any trail riding you could fill the tires on this thing too to help.


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 12:26 PM

Love the old Honda Foremans, they were great machines. My dad has an ES and it is nice but they should have designed it so that you could manually change gears.

 

 

 

Actually, they do have an emergency shift stub that you slip the emergency shifter on to get you back to where you need to be.  Not convenient to use, but it is there.


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 12:37 PM

I have a suzuki 300 king quad and it is very handy. It needs a clutch in it so I have only been using it for transportation through the woods and such lately. I do have a snow plow and it is much faster then a GT depending on the snow. To much snow, or to wet and it is good for nothing. Even with it in 4x4 and the differential lock it's a limited machine for plowing snow.

You will love having that! They are very useful!
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Posted November 19, 2013 - 04:02 PM

Actually, they do have an emergency shift stub that you slip the emergency shifter on to get you back to where you need to be.  Not convenient to use, but it is there.

That is good to know... I guess the emergency shifter for my dad's ES was lost by a PO. 



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Posted November 19, 2013 - 07:55 PM

"You meet the nicest people on a Honda!"



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Posted November 19, 2013 - 07:56 PM

That is good to know... I guess the emergency shifter for my dad's ES was lost by a PO. 

 

It would have been in the tool kit most likely.  It's just a simple stamped deal.  

 

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Posted November 19, 2013 - 08:03 PM

I'd trade a GT or two for that ride.  Nice score!

 


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 08:11 PM

I wouldn't put a plow on it if one was given to me. I hate plowing. My Bolens will shoot snow 50 feet, that's my weapon of choice.

 

The wheeler is strictly yard chores/recreational.

 

My gracious BIL has offered to take it off my hands for a wee profit. It's too close to the holidays to tell him what I really thought, so I just laughed long and hard at him.

 

 

Oh, the recoil is working and back on the motor. Just really dirty.


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 09:44 PM

Could you bring that blower over here, and throw some gravel to

the top of the bridge? :D


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