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P500 The wait is almost over

Discussion in 'General Pioneer 500 Discussion' started by educ8tedguess, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. 500oneer

    500oneer Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend the hard roof if you spend much time near trees. I know I would of ripped a soft roof by now with all the branches I have slammed into.
     
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    I keep going back and forth on that. I liked the hard roof at times ( heavy rain/snow) but really liked driving with the roof off. Is the hard roof easy to put on/take off the 500?. It was a PITA on the PK1-5 but that was also a much bigger roof

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    If put my soft top threw a lot of thick evergreens and branches and it’s held up great. Even have rubbed the side of it against tree trucks and is non the worst for it. It’s tuffer than you think it would be!
     
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    My hard top is really easy to pop off. Think there is 4-5 quick release snaps and simply lift it off. Not too heavy and one person can def handle it alone. Love my hard top. Also I love my flip up windshield in the front too!!! Know u mentioned another style but it is nice to close in cold weather. Crack open for some breeze in warm weather or all the way up in hot weather. Best of all worlds.


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    @Mudder i thought you might have been pulling his leg about the emergency shift lever "under the drivers seat" lol. Kinda like telling someone to check their muffler bearings or blinker fluid. I had to look it up. Lol I had no idea that wrench was for that! No one ever told me. Ive seen it everytime ive taken the seat off, just never paid it any mind. Just thought it was part of the tool kit for getting certain nuts or bolts off for a trail side repair. The things one can learn on this forum... lol. Welcome btw @educ8tedguess!
     
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  6. educ8tedguess

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    You know, I would have never thought that it would be a joke. But, just an FYI to anyone reading this, I am fair game when it comes to pranks like that. If I would have spent any amount of time looking for that shifter and it didn't exist, I would have reported that back so you could have a good laugh. And thanks for the welcome.
     
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  7. rocmar

    rocmar Where Eagles & Angels....Dare to Fly...
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    There's a left handed...smoke
    shifter...under the other seat
    ......hehe
    welcome...to the forum
     
  8. educ8tedguess

    educ8tedguess Well-Known Member

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    Got it home last night and took it for a quick spin in the fields in my neighborhood. I love it already. But I think my son loves it more and that is what matters. He's already named it Mickey because I guess he thinks it looks like Mickey Mouse. Better than Elmo I guess [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    On the trailer ready to head home.
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    Because I've always been an a55 man
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    Never mind the cluttered garage ;)
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    I looked for this for a while but was unable to find it. Might be because I was using a right handed wrench when I should have been using a left handed one. I think my friends Polaris has one so maybe he can help me. But, in the spirit of maintenance I did remove the rear seats and ensured I had enough headlight fluid.
     
  10. rocmar

    rocmar Where Eagles & Angels....Dare to Fly...
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    Congrats.....
    I do know..keep oil & air filters
    clean...& when your boy is...
    your age...the p5 will still
    be..wat it is....now
    enjoy......
     
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    Had to use the emergency shift tool just once when I was adjusting the clutch.. remembered this earlier post as a good shared lesson learned. P500 - wont start or shift :-(.
     
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    if you plan on going into any water I'd extend the gas tank vent line.it's no higher than top of the gas tank .I've ran into holes that were deeper than expected
     
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    Awesome advice, thank you. Is there a certain type of line I need to be using. I read that some were using windshield washer fluid hoses but I worry if that will hold up to gas or the ethanol that it contains.
     
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    rocmar Where Eagles & Angels....Dare to Fly...
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    I cut an couple inches off..
    took to auto parts store...
    matched up..
    Note: make sure no lines are...
    kinked...
     
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    Nic pics of Mickey, correction, Little Devil. (Nice garage post).. How many remember that ride home from the dealer looking in the rear view mirror at that new P500 following behind on a trailer? A good day....
     
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    Nice! Love the aluminum trailer too!
     
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    Educ8tedguess, you might as well extend the radiator cooling fan vent line also if youre gonna extend the diff lines and fuel tank line. It sounds silly, but the 12v cooling fan that keeps the radiator cool has a vent line on it too for some reason. I made the mistake of not extending the one on the wifes p7-4 and had to replace the fan. If you were in the 'vent line extending mood', you might as well do that one too lol
     
  18. educ8tedguess

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    I'm always in a vent line extending mood :) Probably going to get at that and mounting the winch this weekend.
     
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    Post pics for us pic junkies!!
     

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