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Today I picked up the duck mobile, having the Honda aux switch panel and wiring kit installed. It looks like so:



I went with Honda's panel because I want to eventually put sound in the panel where the "warning sign" is located.

I had the Honda light bar installed, looks like this:





This is the inside where 3 holes come through the hard top:



I also installed the Great Day overhead gun rack. Here it is installed with a couple of 870s in the racks. You can see the Honda accessory roll bar storage sleeve as well:

 

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I see one problem with the gun set up, that is a 30" duck gun is going to have the barrel sticking out of the hard top, as these guns were 28" barrels. I wad too lazy to put a 3.5" auto with extended receiver in and photo. I will try to do that tomorrow.

 

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I went with the light on the hard top because I did not think it was any big deal to put some small holes through the top. Especially, when you think about how many perforations there are through the roof of a house. I wanted to keep the light up high because if I mounted it on the bumper it would stay in water frequently running through flooded fields. I have enough reservations about the winch being submerged a lot, that I did not want to also have to worry about the light bar. Since I don't intend to do a lot of trail riding in tight trails, I am not as worried about the lightbar getting whacked by a tree branch. If I did a lot of deer hunting, or intended to do a lot of trail riding, as opposed to duckhunting and dog training, I would not have mounted it on the hardtop. We will see how this works out. Hopefully my winch will come in next week. I'm also going to put lights on the rear rollbar, and add a rear bumper next week.
 

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just cut the end of the barrel off a few inches !!!!!!!! LOL J/K man !!!
i wonder if that new light would work on the bosses new 2014 foreman 500 ????

 

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Awesome pictures. Wondering how much higher the light bar sticks above the highest point on the hard top. I put larger tires on mines and it barely fits under my standard garage door. I plan on getting the light bar but want to make sure the overall height is within reason.
 

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Thanks for sharing. Hows accessing the switch panel from the driver seat? Just sitting in one it didn't seem like it would be that bad to do. I will be installing a complete cab enclosure on one in the next couple weeks. Hard top, glass windshield, wipers, hard doors, hard rear cab enclosure, mirrors, switch panel and heater when it comes available.
 

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I like the location of your gun rack. I have not missed the first day of duck season in 43 years. This year was not that good, duck count way down up here in Canada. Lots of geese though.
 

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Where my light bar is installed, it does not add any height since the hard top is higher in the back.
 

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The aux switch is not very hard to access from the drivers seat. I do have to lean forward just a hair to tap the middle of it, but I am short with short arms to boot. The voltmeter read out is canted so it is very easy to read from the drivers seat. The aux cover pops on and off with plastic plugs(?) so I am curious to see how it does with vibration in rough terrain.
 

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Those plastic rivets should hold plenty good in the cab. The BR used them on the dash panel and they use them everywhere on the atv's. They are pretty easy to remove also when you need to access the panel area.
 

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Thanks for the info. I was a little concerned about the durability.
 

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I just purchased the Honda roll bar storage bag. For $70 I think it is a pretty good deal with 7 pocket for storing items. I also have the bimini top installed. $99 for a roof is not bad. If you have the full Honda windshield it does require burning some holes in the front of the roof with a hot screw driver and then cutting and drilling your honda wind screen to attach the roof to the windscreen. That could be a little involved. I wish they would have had the holes already installed in the roof and just put some rubber plugs in the holes for those who do not need to use them. For my homemade windscreen it is not a problem. FOr those who pay a few hundred bucks for a honda windscreen and then have to cut the top of the windscreen off it may be a PITA. I am eventually going to take this top to a local canvas shop and have one made that uses a large section of clear poly window so that I can still see up and out of the roof but also have some rain protection. I really wonder why I have never seen a SXS top built that way. The bimini top is good quality and does have 2 fiberglass rods that act as roof arches to keep the whole thing from flapping.
 

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It's not easy to see, but I have the same roll bar storage bag on mine. It helps a lot with "dry storage" issues. I am trying to figure out how to use a box or other storage in the extra space under the hood, if I don't need that space for stero/sound equipment.
 

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Oh, I forgot to say when I got the factory switch panel/harness, they installed this fuse box looking thing under the hood.

 

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I just purchased the Honda roll bar storage bag. For $70 I think it is a pretty good deal with 7 pocket for storing items. I also have the bimini top installed. $99 for a roof is not bad. If you have the full Honda windshield it does require burning some holes in the front of the roof with a hot screw driver and then cutting and drilling your honda wind screen to attach the roof to the windscreen. That could be a little involved. I wish they would have had the holes already installed in the roof and just put some rubber plugs in the holes for those who do not need to use them. For my homemade windscreen it is not a problem. FOr those who pay a few hundred bucks for a honda windscreen and then have to cut the top of the windscreen off it may be a PITA. I am eventually going to take this top to a local canvas shop and have one made that uses a large section of clear poly window so that I can still see up and out of the roof but also have some rain protection. I really wonder why I have never seen a SXS top built that way. The bimini top is good quality and does have 2 fiberglass rods that act as roof arches to keep the whole thing from flapping.
That's beautiful!

...i mean the Dodge Ram in the background. Pioneer looks good too, though!
 

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I am not tall, but unless you are well over 6 feet, I can't see it as a problem.
 
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