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post #11 of 73 Old 09-19-2014, 09:44 PM
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Bummer! I was hoping the recall was replacing the three speed tranny for a five speed.
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Bummer! I was hoping the recall was replacing the three speed tranny for a five speed.
That would have been an update.... lol
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Thanks again toodeep. I might just take mine up there and try it then. I sure hope I get it before hunting season. I started this whole process earlier than I wanted to for fear of not getting it in time. Looks like I might have shorted myself still. Although he is saying parts are already shipping for fix. So who knows when.
I brought mine home in a 60" it was real tight. We aired up the tires to 30psi and it fit better.
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We'll I'm hoping so. I've had a 2011 mid size polaris 500 on there and a full size 2005 polaris 500. Both fit. Super tight. Not at same time. I just didn't want to be the one at the dealer trying to squeeze it on like an idiot. Lol. I will test fit here. Hopefully this deal will not take weeks to resolve. I'm sure mine will now be test drove a thousand times from people wanting to see one. Around here in Arkansas no dealer has had one for months. I've never even seen one in person. Lol
Turtlern.....to a certain extent I was that idiot at the dealership..... I was screamin busy at the shop right up until I left to pick up my Pioneer. Long story short, I had a mental lapse when I brought the aluminum ramp for loading my Foreman thinking it was going to work on the Pioneer. (It was only about 12" short.) They ended up loading it with their forklift. When I got home I used the ramps from my car trailer to unload.

I'll look for notice from my dealer about this recall. Thanks for the advance notice!
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Bummer! I was hoping the recall was replacing the three speed tranny for a five speed.




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Very interesting...
I've given mine a good look and closing it up doesn't look like a good option. If high grass is the issue, every edge on the underside becomes a thresher. Even if you kept all the stems out, any ripe seeds will pile up in that "box" in which the engine sits. Cleaning after a ride would really be tough--with more "closing in" of things. You also have to consider that to close it in would bring temperatures even higher in that area.
I'm not an engineer (or even close), but it looks like closing things up more could possibly cause issues with a plastic fuel tank being in close proximity on the right side, and also raise engine temps to the point it could need a larger radiator--expensive fixes.
I'm going to take a wild guess, based upon the premise that nothing in that compartment is hot enough to ignite dry grass: except the exhaust system. The fix will be to add shielding around the exhaust manifold--extending back to where it goes into the muffler. It's much higher at that point, so should be clear of the area of buildup.
I replaced the stock exhaust on my old TRX-300 a few years ago. I put a Cobra system on it. The only problem was, it didn't have the heat shield that the OEM exhaust had. Got really hot on the inside of my right leg. I cured it up by using header wrap--sent all that heat out the back of the pipe. Maybe that approach would work here.
That's just my opinion. I could be wrong...
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When my rep called he thought they was making the holes bigger to let the debris fall out easier. I will find out for sure on Monday though.
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I was closing on a Honda Pioneer 700-4 in Costa Rica when I read this recall notice and asked the salesman at the dealership if they'd be fixing the issue here in Costa Rica as well. The salesman said that the factory defect was already corrected in the units they have. I find this very hard to believe and I'm guessing they have no plans to fix the issues here. Am I being paranoid, is there any chance new Honda Pioneer 700-4's are already fixed? Or is this something that effects all units right now?

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When my rep called he thought they was making the holes bigger to let the debris fall out easier. I will find out for sure on Monday though.
If they do open the skid plates up more I am going to leave mine the way it is. Opening it up would just give more places for sticks to lodge, I am always pulling sticks out, they get in the strangest places. Field grass in not as big a problem for some of us.

I'll take the new skid plate though, might be able to modify it to fit some place else.
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I was closing on a Honda Pioneer 700-4 in Costa Rica when I read this recall notice and asked the salesman at the dealership if they'd be fixing the issue here in Costa Rica as well. The salesman said that the factory defect was already corrected in the units they have. I find this very hard to believe and I'm guessing they have no plans to fix the issues here. Am I being paranoid, is there any chance new Honda Pioneer 700-4's are already fixed? Or is this something that effects all units right now?
@hondacr welcome to the forum. If you want to take a few pictures of your skid plate we can tell you if they are different than ours.

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