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Got my new dream toy home, I have never had one before always been a bike guy and I have a few questions.

How far do they go on a tank? Dealer thought maybe 200 kms but seeing as I am the first in this province to get one no one really knows.

What do you guys take with you when you get way out back. I am thinking a spare plug for sure and maybe a can of that tire patch stuff. Some basic tools like a plug wrench.

The manual says first oil change at 150 kms that seems quick, not even a tank. It must be a break in oil, maybe I shouldn't take it far at first. Maybe get some oil and a filter tomorrow and change the oil before I go far.

I read where someone said these were under powered, not mine, this thing will dance. When I took it off the trailer I thought it took off a little hard but I had the emergency brake on full, its a wonder it would move at all.


Its a long weekend here, forecast is sunny and nice, new Honda Pioneer, life is good!
 

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I also meant to ask. I want to get a windshield and a roof, anyone know any cheaper aftermarket sites or does everyone buy from Honda?
 

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Congrats on the new ride! As far as aftermarket stuff, might be awhile before anyone comes out with anything because they have to wait till they are out to get one to fit up any gear. So now its just a waiting game.
 

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Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the forum.

It won't be long and the aftermarket accessories will be out then you can price compare. Possibly the dealer will cut you a deal though on one.

I wouldn't worry about a spare spark plug, chances are you will never need it. On the first trip I would take some extra gas along. A kit with some duct/electrical tape, super glue, rags or paper towel, pliers or vise grips, tow rope, and stuff like that is useful. Super glue can be used as a liquid bandage or it can repair a CV boot out on the trail. Towels can be used to clean that boot or butt wipe. Tape has many uses from wrapping some towel around a wound to fixing something a stick might have ripped form the machine. Tow rope is for pulling the others back that aren't driving a Pioneer.

I would also get a mini 12v air compressor and a plug kit. They are a life saver out on the trail. I'm sure I'm forgetting some useful stuff like mechanics wire and stuff but you get the idea.


Since the Pioneer is still pretty new I haven't heard any reports on fuel consumption. It varies from person to person depending on the terrain and driving habits. They want the oil changed soon as kind of a flush job. Just in case there are any materials left over from manufacturing.
 

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Only reason i said it might be awhile is my buddy was on a waiting list for a commander when they came out and it was almost a year before they had a decent selection of aftermarket goodies.
 

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Thanks guys for the welcome. The 12 volt compressor is a great idea we have the power point for it on the dash. I will start tomorrow putting a kit together and find some place to stow it. I have a small chain saw that could come in handy in this country if I can find a place for it. We have lots of room if we can organize it right.
Da-veed your right none of the aftermarket even have a category for Pioneers yet. There are advantages and disadvantages to being first. Sooner be first though.
 

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Congrats and welcome! I also just brought home a pioneer, but haven't got to use it much yet. Also on your trip, it nice to take matches in a ziplock bag or lighter as mentioned above. I would include at least a small flashlight as well, even a small light with LED bulbs can help if you can't get in before dark or have to fix something in the dark.
I also have on order, 2 piece windshield a hard top, winch and snow plow. I'm hoping these will be in soon.
 

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If you want to go really low budget on a windshield, shade tree powersports sells a flexible plastic windshield for $39.50 that works on mine. They don't list the pioneer but the smallest size fits good. Search quadgear or utv windshield on their site.
 
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