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Anyone seen a set of fabric doors yet. Pics? How about an OEM heater? Getting cold here. :D
 

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I have only seen pictures of the doors and heaters that Honda makes available but not the prices. There are lots of aftermarket heaters out there both 12V and hydronic but I wouldn't expect a/m doors until next year.
 

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I have only seen pictures of the doors and heaters that Honda makes available but not the prices. There are lots of aftermarket heaters out there both 12V and hydronic but I wouldn't expect a/m doors until next year.
This link will take you to the Honda site, it will build your Pioneer, it has the prices listed for the heater, doors, etc.

Build Your 2014 Pioneer 700-4 - Honda Powersports
 

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Installed my fabric front doors today. Much better warmth in the cab as a result….and far less snow blowing thru the cab. Nice. I also have a full hardtop, glass windshield and wiper, and a fabric curtain behind the front seat. Still waiting on my heater….but this makes driving in severe cold much more tolerable.

My wife and I went for a cruise after the install and it was a night and day difference in comfort. Even with temps at about 5 degrees, we were comfortable with ordinary winter clothes on.

The written instructions are poorly written, and even worse illustrated….but I got along in spite of the instructions. A few pics would solve allot. I musta gotten some of the first doors….as the plastic flange that is to fit between the windshield "clamps" was ill-done. I had to cut the flanges to get the material to fit. Then I worried that it would be drafty….but it isn't too bad.

Not sure if I should get some bucks back as a result of being a guinea pig? It don't seem right that they don't fit better….and I am tired of waiting…..so I cut em with an aviation shear.

A few pics. The second pic is rotated 90 degrees and I don't know how to change it. Sorry. It shows the issue I have with the gaps on both sides. Seems nobody checked the specs here??
 

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Nice... That's where I want to get to but got to do a little at a time, still stinging from the cost of the machine. Got the windshield and winch first, next the roof then doors and cab back. I was hoping it would be warm enough without a heater. Thanks for the picks.

The only thing I may regret is the hard coat windshield, might need a wiper not sure if rain-x will be good enough to go in the rain.

Foggy if you get a chance could you take a pic of the door from the inside? I would like to see how that metal piece at the bottom fits in the door.
 

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Dick, I just have the roof and a windshield. I think the heat from under the seat keeps it pleasant even down close to zero. Unless you are driving gang buster speeds.
 

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Foggy,

Are you considering a small fabric patch to go over those holes above the clamps? Or are you "happy enough" at this point?
 

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Foggy,

Are you considering a small fabric patch to go over those holes above the clamps? Or are you "happy enough" at this point?
Not sure what I will do about the gaps between the plastic flanges and the roll bars. Maybe just a fold of black duct tape or adding a chunk of plastic with tape? The draft / wind thru these gaps is far less than I anticipated….but I need to drive a bit more. I'd rather not "clobber" patches to the doors.

Then too…..I don't know how much heat loss will result once I get my heater installed. Lots of other sizable gaps for heat loss too; around the lower 1/2 doors and along the roof and fabric rear curtain, etc.
 

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Yeah I agree about not wanting to look patched. I think with how its right behind that sewn seam and above the clamp. It might be not very noticeable. Might be able to pass it off as a reinforcement.

That is if your unhappy with it. I don't think its that noticeable unless your up close like the photo. I could see it leaking some heat though, especially if its real cold and your heater doesn't have much warmth to pump.
 

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honda sells their own heater? how good is it?
Nobody knows. Not supposed to be to dealers for a few more weeks.
 

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honda sells their own heater? how good is it?
I'd bet it's gonna heat about like the other aftermarket heaters. What I like about going with the Honda model tho…..is that the electrical is plug and play…..and I hope for some better defrost and air routing plan…..as opposed to buying a generic one-fits-all heater. Dunno if its worth the wait…..time will tell.
 

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Had the same problems as foggy. But also had to adjust the hole in the aluminum part of the doors for the jack screw to tread right. This was because the plastics on the doors iare on an angle. Also it takes some force to shut the doors now. No ad made it a little harder as they forgot to put a handle on the drivers side door. I'm sure the windows will get better in the next few months. Well guess there is not too much to complain about seeing how we got more time in the shop for beers and is pretty awesome having them on for the cold weather.
 

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Maryland, foggy I too had trouble closing my doors. My problem was the door post was not even with the top edge of the door as you can see in the picture. I took the door apart and flattened the bottom side of the frame that goes above the post and they close perfect now. I tried using a spacer under the frame where the bolt connects to the door but I didn't like the way it looked.


 

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If your door jumps up a 1/4 inch or so when you close it this might help. I started seeing a wear spot on the top of the post from the fabric rubbing.
 

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my doors seem to operate OK. Got fair sized gaps at the top and back…..but I can live with it. They really block the wind going across the ice.

A heater will seal my deal. Going to -20 f tonight. Brrrrrr
 

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Id like to see more pics of the doors. In particular how they mount. How well do they seal at the top? I mean if you are going 40 mph down the road are they able to catch wind and bow outward away from the top of the cage? You guys waiting for heaters should check out what people (including myself) did for our Rhinos. Summit racing makes a heater perfect for side by sides and after taking a good look at my pioneer, I couldnt have got. Better machine to utilize it. That space right in the middle under the hood will be a perfect and simple spot for installation. Ill be doing it to mine in the next week or two and will document the process. And best thing is it will only run about $200 when finished.
 
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