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People selling their pioneers...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HP5NC, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. JTW

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    Went to a local (non Honda) dealer today looking for a gear bag for my P5. Got a chance to finally see a Wolverine X2 in person. Very nice machine. Didn’t appear to be as wide in person as on paper at 59.1”.
     
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    He went with the 1000 5 seater
     
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    I agree with everything you said honestly. I use my SxS the exact same way. I just don’t like them overly wide. 60” is as wide as I’d ever go. I’ve been able to do and go every where I need with my P5. I hope some day (now that this talon is out and Honda can maybe continue to improve exsisting models) that Honda will make the improvements that the P5 could use and needs.
     
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    I agree whole heartedly. And when out of towners (Nebraska in-laws) stop by we have 4 adults and a blue tick dog going to see the Colorado sights in the PK5…
     
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    Grass is always greener on the other side, but with a Honda, you get home with mud on the tires, and not your shoes.
     
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    ive always had kawi quads and the first 3 wheeler i bought, they were always a better value till i bought the rhino used (1300 miles from my house and had it shipped) and the can am was a bad idea, but i always wanted a honda but they were always 50 to 100 percent more. till this pioneer, the first time i can say i got a good machine for decent money on a honda is most of the reason why it was that one. it was maybe a grand more than a the leftover brute and 2 less than the wolverine 2018 at the same dealer, seems like honda is finnally realizing the pricing is their biggest issue. they had a forman 500 with eps, otd 2 or 3 less than the brute too, might consider one when i get a qaud again to add for trails

    second time i saw a pioneer yesterday, one 700-4 one 2, both were power line owned must be by the look of the guys riding it, everybody is a cheap farmer around here, you only see the super cheap utvs, rangers, gators, mules, etc
     
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    My P500 is the 1st and only SxS (or ATV ) I have owned. It is a 2016 and we have been using it on weekends to ride in the mountains here in central Montana. It has been a lot of fun on our trips. We ride with 3 0r 4 other couples (about our age, 60-70), they drive Polaris RZR's, 570-600 cc I guess. We keep up with them quite well on the trails, they pass my wife and me on the paved roads because they can travel 45 mph versus my max of 40 MPH. that's ok though we eventually catch up to them and continue on the trails. The Forest Service trails are only 50' wide, not 56' so my P500 works well. I like the paddle shift trans. the 500 cc engine has excellent torque, we haven't found a hill on the trails we couldn't climb. I also like the compression braking down the hills, I very seldom use my brakes downhill. The people in the Rzr's are constantly using their brakes and tell me they have to replace pads almost every year. My P500 fits well in the bed of my pickup and is easy to load and unload, so we can be loaded and ready to go on a moments notice. I think we are sticking with our P500, it has been a good and reliable ride.
     
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    Had my P 5 since 2015-my wife and just think it is pretty OK! Traveled over 5000 miles. My only complaint is rear diff noise & would like a little more top speed. That said/had the opotunity to spend a week with a new Maverick Trail. Very nice butt—hard for me to get in & out of, poor visibility-base cost is not much more than the P5 but it’s belt drive and never got used to the initial engagement of the clutch’s. Looking to buy in the spring/me thinks another P5 is in my future or a 700 and keep the P5
     
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    the can ams have an abrupt engine brake but after you learn to slowly let off the throttle didn't seem so bad. I think though the wolverine 2 would be the best over all machine for reliable machine for mostly trails, ride nice and they have the best belt system out there, you can beat the heck out of it and never have a problem, just driving it not as abrupt either
     
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    that’s funny. I also came from a kymco uxv 450i.
    That little machine was high quality but I needed more room for the family. Still getting to know my new 700.
     
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    I looked at the Arctic Cat/Textron/Arctic Cat version of the 450i...the Prowler 500. It looked really well made...but I couldn't quite get over the Kymco part, though I must admit that I could find very few issues with them.
     
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    you normally find the quality issues with those cats and polaris and others when you go in mud or water toward top of the tire or more. any bit of the rad has mud they overheat and they dont like getting wet the artics just quit and popo wont restart after being in the mud because of where the fools put part of the start circuit.

    really where the japaneese engineering for over sized rads and mud proof connections out of the way is really seen
     
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