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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Canada!

Hey everyone!

New to the forum and I am stopping by to say hello.

Just got a new 2017 Rubicon DCT Deluxe. Love it!

Went from a 2011 Polaris 850 XP to this and couldn't be happier!

Yes I know...the power loss...

But the reliability gain is far more worth it!
The f-ing Polaris was always broke and had something to fix. I hated it...

The Honda feels so much more tighter (if that makes any sense) and I know they are tanks!

Here's a poic!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 04:27 PM
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Welcome to the site from Brantford..
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Welcome to the forum, and welcome to the world or no power no problems lol
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 10:15 AM
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Boring stuff lasts longer.


Anything would be an improvement from a Polaris though.


Welcome to the forum.

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Welcome to the forum, yep you lost some horsepower but will gain in reliability.
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welcome to the site and congrats on the new honda
I bet the weight loss is a nice thing too, a LOT less ATV to wrestle about
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 11:26 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Besides the launch off of the line and top end speed, the honda will hold its own. Adjust the reverse cable so you don't have to pull the lever and enjoy the machine (no possible way to accidentally shift into reverse that I have found).

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Welcome to the forum. Besides the launch off of the line and top end speed, the honda will hold its own. Adjust the reverse cable so you don't have to pull the lever and enjoy the machine (no possible way to accidentally shift into reverse that I have found).

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Toodeep....Interesting comment on the reverse cable. When I first got my machine I could hardly get it into reverse because I had to pull so hard on the brake lever. I quickly remedied that by backing off the brake cable making it easier to pull, but still was annoyed with the little lever.

So....two questions about the reverse lever cable, yes I did that as well after your insightful post. I've often wondered about doing that but was afraid to.

If indeed if it won't go into reverse accidentally...
(1) why did they bother? Was it just to utilize the parking break to ensure the bike wasn't moving?
(2) what does it actually do inside the case...concerned about something wearing out in the compressed position constantly?

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 08:09 AM
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If your sitting in neutral I guess you could accidently shift it into reverse if you push the button. That's the reason honda has the lock out lever. I meant it won't let you shift into reverse while still moving at pretty much any speed or throttle. There is an arm inside the motor that pulling the cable releases it from blocking the shift drum. I run 420 automatics and both are set up so you don't have to pull the cable to get them into reverse.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome to the forum. Besides the launch off of the line and top end speed, the honda will hold its own. Adjust the reverse cable so you don't have to pull the lever and enjoy the machine (no possible way to accidentally shift into reverse that I have found).

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Thanks for the tip. I'll keep that in mind but for now, the lever doesn't really bother me.
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