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Mudder

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That Jackal ride definately showed the P500 could do more than I thought. Logs were self preservation of new Mudbuster fenders, LOL. But, does seem there are some adding a second machine for the faster or different ride. Personally, will be keeping the P500 along with my Mistress machine, as it fills a 50 inch trail niche better than alternatives.
 
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Montecresto

Montecresto el segundo
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Lol......... like I said , I would hope to keep the 500 and get a better machine. The P5 is a good machine but is definitely lacking !
I know dude, I was being a bit dramatic there. :D

Your P5 isn’t going anywhere. :cool:
 

Russ989

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I’m quite sure.. no locking diff and lack of suspension made it a turd when keeping up with my buddies on rzr’s or just playing around on the trails. There’s just no comparison to what else is out there! Aftermarket has addressed some of my complaints with it. But the reality is it’s just not a very trail friendly machine for a younger man that rides hard. If you’re 60 and just looking for something to putt around on and see the sights. It’s ok. But if you’re looking for a machine you can push the limits with. Well, it’s just subpar. It’s just not in the same class as other manufactures or even the 1000 pioneer when it comes to riding hard. I realize riding hard is subjective and it takes less to challenge the p500 but that’s just not the kind of riding we do. Technical riding is EXTREMELY limited if you’re on a p500. A much better machine is the rspec wolverine if you’re considering a p500. Now, the p500 does have some positives but it’s lackluster. Hell, the old 700 rhino’s are in many regards a better trail rig!
I liked mine just fine, I only upgraded because my wife wanted something we could all fit in at our cabin. You make some valid points about suspension and no front locker, the P5 is plenty capable of tackling some trail with a few mods. I wish I could have both, the 700-4 is a bus compared to the P5. Just my 2 cents.
 

JTW

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I hate to repeat myself but as I have said before , the amount of money that one needs to spend on the 500 just to get it to a pleasurable machine , is ridiculous. In stock form , there just isn't much there.

If I had it to do over again , I would have bought a more desirable machine for the same amount of money (maybe less) than I have in my 500. I have enjoyed the process of modifing it but damn , it was expensive!

I don't hate my 500 but I do have a desire for a better machine. Should I ever get another machine , I hope to keep my 500 too , I love the utility part of the 500.........this S.O.B can push some snow !!!
There it is... every machine Honda sells is this way. Even the PK lineup. I’m probbaly 25k in mine. Maybe more... I really haven’t and shouldn’t figure it up!
 

Russ989

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There it is... every machine Honda sells is this way. Even the PK lineup. I’m probbaly 25k in mine. Maybe more... I really haven’t and shouldn’t figure it up!
Good idea.;) By the time I’m done building the 700-4 I’ll have as much in it as a stock Pk-5 deluxe. I don’t think any machine is perfect, just like trucks, there’s always something someone has on theirs that you would like to have on yours. Oh well, it is what it is!
 

JTW

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Good idea.;) By the time I’m done building the 700-4 I’ll have as much in it as a stock Pk-5 deluxe. I don’t think any machine is perfect, just like trucks, there’s always something someone has on theirs that you would like to have on yours. Oh well, it is what it is!
Yea.. but an rspec wolverine is about as trail ready as I’ve seen. Particularly, for the money. As was said... the family dynamic is what makes the PK5 my choice.
 

Russ989

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Yea.. but an rspec wolverine is about as trail ready as I’ve seen. Particularly, for the money. As was said... the family dynamic is what makes the PK5 my choice.
Honda got my money for three reasons, dependability, overall machine length and the stow away rear seats. I think I read an article when I was trying to decide that called the P700’s and PK’s the Swiss Army knife of SxS’s. I agree on the wolverines, if at any point I walk away from Honda it will be for a wolverine.
 

JSPEED

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I’m looking close at the x2 se with the piggyback shocks and painted plastics. Does anyone know if the painted plastics are better than normal plastics? More/less scratch resistant?
 
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JTW

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I’m looking close at the x2 se with the piggyback shocks and painted plastics. Does anyone know if the painted plastics are better than normal plastics? More/less scratch resistant?
Can’t say that a painted plastic will scratch easier or less easy.. but a painted plastic will look like s*** when it does scratch. A solid plastic will look better longer. But they will both scratch if you RIDE them.
 

Russ989

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I’m looking close at the x2 se with the piggyback shocks and painted plastics. Does anyone know if the painted plastics are better than normal plastics? More/less scratch resistant?
Maybe @PistonHonda will chime in, I think his are painted plastics, it’s a sharp looking rig for sure!
 
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I’m looking close at the x2 se with the piggyback shocks and painted plastics. Does anyone know if the painted plastics are better than normal plastics? More/less scratch resistant?
I haven't noticed a difference either way, but the paint is metallic and looks great!
 
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JSPEED

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I like the grey base model the best of any of the colors. I’m thinking this with maybe some 814 shocks and 28” tires would make a very capable trail rig! I looked at a Polaris General today and was nice but overpriced compared to the Yamaha
 

100Acre

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Can’t say that a painted plastic will scratch easier or less easy.. but a painted plastic will look like s*** when it does scratch. A solid plastic will look better longer. But they will both scratch if you RIDE them.
Same reason I didn’t go with Cammo plastics. That and expense.
 

Russ989

#YammerHammer999cc
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I like the grey base model the best of any of the colors. I’m thinking this with maybe some 814 shocks and 28” tires would make a very capable trail rig! I looked at a Polaris General today and was nice but overpriced compared to the Yamaha
My buddy just dumped his General for a Pk-5. That damn thing was junk!
 
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I like the grey base model the best of any of the colors. I’m thinking this with maybe some 814 shocks and 28” tires would make a very capable trail rig! I looked at a Polaris General today and was nice but overpriced compared to the Yamaha
It's cost effective to get the R-Spec instead of adding the shocks yourself.
 
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