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post #1 of 72 Old 01-25-2014, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down Fed Up! Pioneer has to go!

Looks like I'll be selling this thing after trapping season. Im tired of coming home everyday soaking wet and covered in mud/water spray from the front tires. I will Def say that this is nothing less than pitiful engineering on Hondas part. With the amount of R&D put into a project like this you would think that this would be something that would be addressed. I can remember when their 4-wheelers had the same problem, then the next year Honda added the stock flares to correct the issue. I sure hope for Hondas sake that they do the same with this unit. I have Rangers and Rhinos both at the deer camp and neither have this issue with stock tires. I love the Pioneer, but there are other bikes out there that perform equally as well that dont have this issue. Ive searched high and low for flares that will fit/bolt on, and toyed with making my own. The bottom line is that we shouldnt have to "rig" something up to keep from having the cab filled with overspray. I am pushing 600 miles on this unit since November and I have driven it through all of the same mud and crud that I experience each year deer hunting and trapping, but this is the only SxS that Ive owned that has this problem. VERY DISAPPOINTED.
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Dang I hate to hear that. I went to pick mine up today and it was missing the back roll bar top piece and I could not leave with it. I have a couple of Honda Jet skis that will spray you so hard in your eyes I don't ride them much because of it.
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hate to hear it but the big red doesn't have that issue
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I hear ya.
There's nothing i hate more than driving through mud and water and getting it on me in a off road vehicle.

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Its really a shame too, as I cannot complain about the performance of the bike at all. I use it to run traps on a rather long fur line and it really has been put through a good test this season. plenty of power, good ride, easy on fuel, and plenty of payload capacity. Just sucks to have to ride 5 mph in order to stay dry on the morning after a light rain.
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Bet someone in next couple months wil be making them, but a shame they have to
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Its really a shame too, as I cannot complain about the performance of the bike at all. I use it to run traps on a rather long fur line and it really has been put through a good test this season. plenty of power, good ride, easy on fuel, and plenty of payload capacity. Just sucks to have to ride 5 mph in order to stay dry on the morning after a light rain.
You say it's the front tires mostly? Can you explain what is getting you wet and where it mostly comes from. Would a windshield help? It's kind of expensive but you can get a fully enclosed accessory for it.
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Its really a shame too, as I cannot complain about the performance of the bike at all.
So.....you're on a motorcycle right??

Its kind of hard not to get muddy on a muddy road on a motorcycle.
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Take a look at Pacer Performance fender flares at Amazon. These are inexpensive and you can add 2 to 4 inched which might just do the trick.
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