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Winch install with KFI mount

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Re: Winch install with KFI mount

Postby bigc » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:44 pm

yes the plates will accept both the wide spool and standard spool it has holes for both the terra 4500 in the pictures is a wide spool i think the wide spools are better
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Re: Winch install with KFI mount

Postby brando4905 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:46 am

bigc wrote:the tubes are very thin and are only spot welded to the frame they are pretty easy to bend the mount might suprise us and be strong enough i really dont know thats why me and bigriver mounted to the vertical frame brace tubes instead the factory honda winch mount also mounts to the vertical tubes


My tubes have solid welds on top and bottom, sides have weep holes to let moisture out. This mount uses a wrap around "tube stiffener" piece made out of 3/16" steel where the front bolts on. And, I cant imagine any issues where it connects in the back, because the bolts go through three layers of metal (mount, bumper tube, frame receiver tube) where the bumper slides into the frame. Bigc, you may be right, it might not be strong enough, but it sure looks plenty tough to me. Most truck winches are mounted to bumpers, my Warn X8000 is attached to the bumper of my Jeep. I know thats not apples to apples, but compare the steel thickness on the two machines, then compare weight and it's all about the same.

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Re: Winch install with KFI mount

Postby bigc » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:22 pm

you could be right it might work perfect if you unbolt the bumper and look at it closely i think you would laugh like i did how light made it is
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Re: Winch install with KFI mount

Postby bbdo » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:50 pm

I installed my Superwich 4500 today with the KFI mount. very impressed, its a great quality piece of metal! Now I just need the plow mount and push tube and I can plow my driveway. i spliced the live wires for the remote directly to the battery so the in/out rocker and remote are active at all times. I installed the remote plug under the hood on the passenger side - there is a space there that is perfect for it.

Also did the first oil change and used Castrol 4T parth-synthetic oil plus a WIX filter. The improvement from new oil is obvious. I didn't do much riding today but up and down the driveway, I could tell right away how much smoother the engine is, and the transmission shifts. I did see some metal in the filter, but not too much.

Had a great time doing all of this! such a quality piece of machinery. I also have a Honda 928TAS snow blower that has been incredibly reliable and useful.
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Re: Winch install with KFI mount

Postby bigc » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:03 pm

welcome to the site bbdo and good post about the oil
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Re: Winch install with KFI mount

Postby ohanacreek » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:08 pm

Welcome bbdo, what weight oil did you use? Have you noticed any shift differences?
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Re: Winch install with KFI mount

Postby bbdo » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:15 pm

i used 10w-30 oil. other than being more smooth, no difference - but we are going for a long ride tomorrow and i'll report back!
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Re: Winch install with KFI mount

Postby ohanacreek » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:22 pm

I used 10-40 because of the odd amount you use in both the Pioneer and Honda Valkyrie end up totaling 7 quarts. It shifts harder and staying in gear longer when first warm but I wasn't sure if that was 10-40 or just oil without the break-in additives.
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Re: Winch install with KFI mount

Postby bbdo » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:41 pm

i almost did 10w-40 but all of the pioneer documents specify up to 30w. i plan to keep this for a long time so, better safe than sorry. there are definitely more choices in the 10w40 though.. also considered the mobil-1 racing oil since they are essentially the same as 4T oils with the added 'bad' lube that make them track use only oils. i think either way, so long as the machine is maintained according to schedule, we will be fine.
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Re: Winch install with KFI mount

Postby ohanacreek » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:01 pm

I was just going to buy an extra quart of 10w-30 and the SAE service mechanic the dealership had said just use the 10w-40 that's what they put in everything and that's what they were going to put in it if they changed it.
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