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Has any one taken their pioneer or pioneer4 up above 12,000ft in elevation? if so how was the power?
Haha! Man I remember first time I went up Pikes Peak. Coming from a 600ft elevation, I jogged up and climbed a little tiny rock face at about 9-10k ft on the way up. I was wheezing and coughing and half dead by the time I got back to the truck.12,000 ft. ????? You need a turbo deep powder snowmobile for that elevation. And possibly an oxygen bottle on standby . lol
gonna bring the Pioneer up there?we run a 2012 and 2014 foreman 500 up to about 11,000 feet without much of a problem (both fuel injected ) but we do run the highest octain we can (91) and make sure the air filter is clean ............ but the old foreman 450 didn't like it above 10,000 ft (it's carbed)
this is a picture of a rancher 420 (FI) 2012 foreman 500 (FI) and a 2000 foreman 450 es (carbed) below this place called the "bowl" .... we were at 10,101 ft and the top is over 11,000
there was still snow there in july of this year
I sent you a PM with a link. Try it.so no one had a pioneer in the mountains yet?
Have you ridden in a Pioneer yet?im not sure that i will ever own a pioneer ....more of a ATV guy , but one never knows
Thanks for the information, and welcome to the forum. I personally prefer a much lower elevation for my bike riding.i have been over 12K feet and it did just fine. As an aside, I also do a bike race in leadville every year and that starts at 10K and goes up over 12K 6 times over 50 miles. The HP does better than I do, I can assure you.
They could have, but I think they were trying to compete in the market by selling the Honda brand, but at a lower cost than their main competition in the market Polaris.why couldn't Honda put a transfer case in the pioneer? so in situations where you needed added power and torque for a steep climb or a technical rocky section the "4 low" would gear down the machine much the same as what my gmc pickup truck has?
No machine is perfect for every situation. How far you choose to trust any brand is a personal choice we all have to make. Personally, I would hate to be in the same position and have a Rangers drive belt start to slip, or god forbid break. Now that happens a lot as an internet search will reveal. Does that mean the Polaris is a bad product? No, it's just a different technology at a different price point, that different critical failures can occur with. These are all things we have to accept when shopping and buying a SxS.I want to buy a Honda, but this reason alone will keep me on the fence. I like that Honda uses proven systems in the machines for reliability, durability and longevity. but from a safety aspect I'd hate to be driving up mt antero, American flag mtn, or any other climb I've taken my side by side with children in toe, and have this thing power out. and after reading the reviews I don't think anyone on here can confidently say this thing will carry itself and payload in that situation.