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I had a chance to inspect the skid protection of the pioneer up close. It looks like everything is covered except the A arms so i will be adding them soon. The side steps are mounted on some pretty heavy duty nerf bar/rock sliders. PS I also found out the roll bar is not too shabby either.
 

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I had a chance to inspect the skid protection of the pioneer up close. It looks like everything is covered except the A arms so i will be adding them soon. The side steps are mounted on some pretty heavy duty nerf bar/rock sliders. PS I also found out the roll bar is not too shabby either.
Ouch, care to explain that one? Did it fire right back up after you put her back on her feet?
 

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LOL...
Years ago, i had a buddy on the old 300 Honda 2WD try a hill climb 2-up that he botched. Machine flipped over backwards, with his front rack just nipping the front plastic on the 250X i was riding at the time. When i was obvious everyone was OK, my usual sarcastic self came out, and i made the comment that his skid plates were in good shape!!

Every time i see the guy and we start talking about rides we have done, he brings that moment up and starts laughing.

20 years later the term skid-plate inspection is still our groups term for ending up with the wrong side pointed down.

PS. Judging from the tone of the post, i assume everyone was OK!
 

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In a heavy rutted road going up hill and the side gave out and pulled us over. Just my wife and I and we could not turn it back over. Called a friend and he picked us up. Next morning we took our rzr up and pulled it upright. It started right up and drove it home. Didn't leave a mark anywhere. Wish my back ordered winch would get here.
 

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WOW, glad to hear all is well. I'm wondering about safety equipment, did you have seat belts on, what about the side nets? I don't always wear mine and I have the nets rolled up as they are a pain to get in and out.
 

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I had seat belts on but took the side nets off. I know enough to just keep the hands on the wheel when things go bad. On a ATV I am off the machine in a instant. In a SXS just stay tucked in.
 

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awee yeah, looks like we can do a lot of rolling around in the Pioneer guilt-free :D

At least we know it can take a beating and still go.
 

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I had a chance to inspect the skid protection of the pioneer up close. It looks like everything is covered except the A arms so i will be adding them soon. The side steps are mounted on some pretty heavy duty nerf bar/rock sliders. PS I also found out the roll bar is not too shabby either.
Well, everything happens for a reason. i am sure you had the curiosity sittin in the back of your head and it finally happened. Now with that incident now you know the roll bars are functional and also get to see the skid plates up close :D
 

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I had a chance to inspect the skid protection of the pioneer up close. It looks like everything is covered except the A arms so i will be adding them soon. The side steps are mounted on some pretty heavy duty nerf bar/rock sliders. PS I also found out the roll bar is not too shabby either.
Glad to hear your ok, it must have hurt your feelings though seeing your new machine on its side!
Were you wearing a helmet? Honda says you need one to keep from hitting your head on the roll bars. I am 6' 2 and I do not see how you would hit your head on the roll bars.
I am also curious about the laws if helmets are necessary? I was told here that utv's fall under atv laws and you need to wear a helmet. But these have seat belts and strong roll cages (soapy tested). I can take the top and doors off my jeep and not wear a helmet, I don't see any difference.
 

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No helmet, just my good wool Stetson. I am also 6 2 and don't think I could hit my head on the roll bars
 

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Well I guess that's one way to test and or inspect the standard equipment. Good to see they can take a few punches and keep going.
 
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