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First day with the Honda, noticeables so far are very smooth take off from the Honda, seems to have very good throttle response, no rattles, Honda rides a little stiffer than the Polaris, brakes seem a little weaker than the Polaris but seem sufficient.

I already removed the nets, and most likely will remove the doors, I hope the aftermarket gets in gear on these things, need under dash storage, windshield options, roof options.

The only reason I ditched the Polaris was reliability, it only had 900 miles on it and had been to the dealer 5 times in 2 1/2 years, and was idling rough again. I gave my Polaris and $3K for the Honda and feel like I have a better machine already.
 

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Welcome, sounds like you did alright. You will find that you will like the Pioneer more after you drive it for awhile, strangest thing I don't know why but they grow on you.
 

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What model polaris did you have? How does the power compare? I'm thinking of going from popo to honda too.
2011 800 XP, I would say the power is different, the Polaris needed to be revved up to really feel the power, the Honda seems to have a ton better throttle response, it moves with very little throttle and just a quick little tap of the accelerator and you get instant movement. Lack of operator area storage is a bummer, but I'm sure the aftermarket will have some offerings before to long. I almost traded for a new 900 Ranger, I'm glad I took a longer look at the Honda now.
 

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Good to hear you are happy with it. The lack of storage compartments in the dash is ok with me since my stuff falls out of the open ones with all the climbing I need to do anyway. One thing I will miss is the round stake pockets around the top of the box on the ranger .I've built quick remove brackets for a rifle boot and tool box. Part of the fun of a new ride is getting it set up to work for your needs ! Now, just waiting for this -30 and -40 weather to go away so I can get on with getting the ranger into to the dealer and seeing about a trade.
 

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Welcome, I have a P2 and am just downwind from Jim Beam. KY and Pioneers go well together.
Cool, I picked mine up at Lexington Motorsports yesterday! he said they are ordering them 10 at a time but only getting 2-3 a month. I stopped in on a good day they had just unloaded this one.
 

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Here's a pic of it doing what I need it to be doing today.......feeding the pasture ornaments.
 

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2011 800 XP, I would say the power is different, the Polaris needed to be revved up to really feel the power, the Honda seems to have a ton better throttle response, it moves with very little throttle and just a quick little tap of the accelerator and you get instant movement. Lack of operator area storage is a bummer, but I'm sure the aftermarket will have some offerings before to long. I almost traded for a new 900 Ranger, I'm glad I took a longer look at the Honda now.
Yes. I'm in the process of selling my '09 500EFI Ranger. After hunting with friends that have Hondas (BR and Pioneer) I'm making the switch to a Pioneer2p. Maintance and repairs on the Ranger is pretty hefty.:mad: Hopfully I'll just have to fuel up and change oil, like my friends do.:D
 

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Tools or Toys.........doesn't really matter as man needs both to survive. With the occasional influx of cold beer and pretty women.....
 

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Yes. I'm in the process of selling my '09 500EFI Ranger. After hunting with friends that have Hondas (BR and Pioneer) I'm making the switch to a Pioneer2p. Maintance and repairs on the Ranger is pretty hefty.:mad: Hopfully I'll just have to fuel up and change oil, like my friends do.:D
welcome to the forum and good luck if and when you buy youre new pioneer
 

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New windshield and top today, went to the plastic supplier picked up a piece of lexan 48"x30" little notch here and a notch there, a little pipe insulation here, piece of poplar thru the table saw, then a few zip ties there, a quick sticker from the plotter and I have a new windshield for less than $70......... And had it trimmed, and installed in under 3 beers.
 

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