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post #21 of 72 Old 01-26-2014, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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The stock tires are awesome. Positive rear is another huge asset. Two inches of fender flare and a way to keep the dump bed latch from squeaking and I'd be a silent lurker here!!!

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Maybe a temporary cheesy looking fix until the aftermarket catches up........

Could you get/find some large inner tubes and attach them under the fenders? I say large because then you might have enough material to work with in order to cut the curves or contours of the wheel wells.
I say inner tubes thinking that they might be thin enough to utilize any existing hardware.

It's just weird to me that you would post "Pioneer has to go" in a forum full of new proud owners.

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Sorry to hear that you are this disappointed in the Pioneer. By the sounds of it you are most p o'd by the spray and it would be a shame to dump a great machine due to an issue that could be resolved in a few minutes with some aftermarket fix. Only you can decide this and I am sure whatever your decision is will be the right one for you.
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I hate to hear you are dissatisfied with your new pioneer. We all hope for the best when we spend our hard earned money. I did not want a belt driven machine. The biggest other factor in my purchase was hondas reputation for dependability and durability. Hope you figure a way to make the 700 work for you. Shame that you have to deal with an engineering issue on such a new machine. I like forums like this so you can hear the good and the not so good. Take care, Barry
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@Farmer....I too am a proud new owner...and I'm not bashing the machines capabilities as I've run it through one **** of a test in the rice fields of South LA. Its been stuck thrice in as many months, so too, I'm well aware of its limitations, which by the way are neck and neck with the other SxS's I own! As many, myself included, have said. It's an easy fix. There just isn't one available yet. I'm not one to rig job anything, I'd rather it be done right once than patched together till a better alternative is there. The "pioneer has to go" did exactly what I intended it to do, got yalls attention! Will mine "have to go"? If between the logic minded folks on here and a few others in the industry I've rallied for help can't come up with something better than nothing to solve this issue, then Yes, mine will go.

@David. I agree, It would certainly be a shame, but as I mentioned earlier, I spend the majority of my day on the bike. Staying dry is important to me. I will be swapping the front tires for a set of Less aggressive rubbers this week and try that for a few days as we have rain/sleet coming Tuesday. Maybe that will help.

@Barry...I second the belts. Didn't want another one either. Like I've said. The pioneer is a beast off-road, I've proven that daily. I was skeptical with absence of a low range, but that hasn't seemed to be an issue at all. Hopefully the right person will see this and get the ball rolling on a fix that will benefit us all! Theres are a lot of industry folks reading this forum behind the scene. The number of guests on here is crazy. There is a ton of good info here already for aftermarket designers to embrace. This thread just adds to that.

Thanks to all for the responses today.

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is anyone else apart from the OP having problems with this?
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is anyone else apart from the OP having problems with this?
Looks like at least one more member.

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is anyone else apart from the OP having problems with this?
I am with swamp rat on this issue. I am not dissatisfied overall I knew and expected the spray and mud. Seriously tho I do have hard top, split windscreen and clear rear panel and mud still gets into the cab. I know that fender flares will take care of this. I can't add fender flares until I upgrade my wheels and tires. You know the cart before the horse idea.
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A few others here as well. I see one already fabbed up an temp set...

https://www.hondapioneerforum.com/for...er-flares.html
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