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My name is Mark. I have had a P2 for several weeks. I plan to use it for duck hunting transportation, and for retriever field training. I have been very pleased so far at least as far as using it to move equipment and dogs around for retriever training. I have a hard top installed, and am waiting on the factory winch mount. In fact, I am tired of waiting on it and about to go after market for a mount and winch. I have a light bar and rear bumper on order, and am contemplating what to do to add a stereo. Choices!
 

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yup there are a ton of choices when it comes to the addon's you can get and welcome to the forum !!!!!
(pictures are a good thing !!!!)
 

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Welcome to the forum. The KFI winch plate is A LOT cheaper than the Honda plate. With the money saved on the plate you could add the stereo system...
 

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Welcome to the forum!! You have any pics??
 

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Welcome to the forum! I think duck hunting is a good reason to own a Pioneer :D I am also waiting on that same winch plate :mad: Dealer has my windshield, plow, winch, and hardtop.....no mounting plate.

We like pictures!
 

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I can shoot some pictures when I am out dog training this weekend. It will just be a muddy pioneer with wet dogs and ducks, though!

I like that KFI mounting plate, but I would really like to wait until someone pulls a Pioneer out of a big old mud hole with that mount, to see how much if any it yanks on the horizontal tubes. I am fairly ticked at Honda for not having something so basic as a winch mount available with the roll out of the bike. Trying to decide between the factory Warn (whether or not purchased from Honda) or a Superwinch.
 

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If winch speed is important (as in snowplowing) the Warn winch is twice as fast as a Superwinch. Overall winch power is even. Had them both and would spend more for a Warn in Minnesota anyway.
 

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Thanks for that tip! I have discovered you can spend about as much or little on a winch if you want, and its hard to get real solid info on them.
 

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I think winches is one of those things you get what you pay for. I will probably be getting a warn. I know they a little more but you dont hear near the bad reviews like you do some of the others.
 

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I am stuck on pulling the trigger on a Warn 4500-s and the KFI mount. Compared to the price Honda wants for the still unavailable winch mount, its like buying the factory mount and getting the winch for free. Then I have to find someone to mount/wire it for me locally. I need to find out if an aux battery will be required for the 4500-s.
 

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I like that KFI mounting plate, but I would really like to wait until someone pulls a Pioneer out of a big old mud hole with that mount, to see how much if any it yanks on the horizontal tubes.
Has anyone seen what a Honda winch mount plate looks like, or how it compares to the KFI? I'm about ready to make my own in the shop if I don't hear from Honda soon. I'm not that crafty, so would need a picture of a design. :confused:
 

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Wish I had taken pics for you before I did the install. I will say that I have access to a very large fab shop that belongs to a family member and still decided to try the KFI for $55 delivered. It's a quality piece and went in in about 40 min. Saved my brain from excess thinking :eek:
 

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The Honda winch plate has an estimate for availability for mid November. For the price they want I will not get any of them in to tell you how they are built. KFI has been building great products so I will probably be using those until my winch supplier has them available.
 
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