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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 12:16 PM
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Jealous of the usage. Mine is under 460 miles still since I bought it new many years ago. I wish the YFZ had mileage counter cause that one gets more miles put on it since I have had it longer and take it to motocross tracks for jumping and can ride around without tearing up lawns and ditches.

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That looks nice, I致e decided on getting a 2020 Rubicon Deluxe too. All my local dealers are out of Camo痴, I知 ordering one tomorrow to receive on the next round. This will be my first ATV and not sure which Honda Accessories are worth ordering too, any suggestions?
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That looks nice, I’ve decided on getting a 2020 Rubicon Deluxe too. All my local dealers are out of Camo’s, I’m ordering one tomorrow to receive on the next round. This will be my first ATV and not sure which Honda Accessories are worth ordering too, any suggestions?
It all depends what kind of riding you do. I put on lots of miles and use the machine all 4 seasons. I have installed a Warn Winch, VIP Air windshield with mirrors, ITP Rims and Maxxis BigHorn tires, hand and thumb warmers, a Cargo Box on the back, gas can carrier, 2 GPS mounts and 2 fender bags. I just ordered a Strong Made Hitch Receiver. Every add-on, except the rims, are very handy items to have when I am riding. I also installed a Click and Go 2 Plow System for the driveway in the winter.
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Did you remove the bottom skid plate to install the plow mount or did you cut it out where it bolts to the frame?
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It all depends what kind of riding you do. I put on lots of miles and use the machine all 4 seasons.
Thanks for your input, I look forward to seeing you update a thread showing your mods (since I知 getting the same year/model). I ordered my Camo Rubicon Deluxe this morning with a-arm covers and skid plates. I知 retired and spend lots of time camping, less on my m/c, switching to my 1st ATV. I doubt I値l develop a desire for deep mud, preferring more western desert or forests.

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Did you remove the bottom skid plate to install the plow mount or did you cut it out where it bolts to the frame?
To begin, the order of parts from bottom up: Lower plow attachment, skid plate, frame and then upper plow attachment cross plate.

First, I removed all the skid plate attachment points but I left the back of the skid plate still attached.

I then loosely installed the plow attachment cross plate that sits on top of the frame. I brought the skid plate up to the bottom of the frame. This let me identify and mark out where the ATV plastic on both sides would have to be cut out to allow proper installation of the lower and upper plow attachments.

Next, I cut approximately a 2 inch "U" shaped form out of the ATV plastic on both sides.

Because the skid plate is between the lower and upper plow attachments, the skid plate requires holes be drilled for the bolts that secure the plow attachments together. With the bolts in the upper plow attachment, I brought the skid plate up to the plow attachment bolts to verify that the drill points matched the provided skid plate drilling template that came in the box. I completely removed the skid plate from the ATV and using the template, I drilled the required bolt holes.

From there, I just had to button everything up. First, I made sure the top plow attachment cross plate (with the bolts inserted) was in the correct spot. Next was attaching the skid plate from back to front and passing the plow attachment bolts through the drilled holes. Last, I bolted up the bottom plow attachment to the upper plow attachment cross plate.

The beauty of the Click and Go 2 Plow is, when required, it can be attached in under 20 seconds using the winch and removed in 2 :-) The con of the setup is that, because of the bottom plow attachment, I lose about 1/2 inch of ground clearance for a narrow point across the front middle of the ATV. I had this setup on the my Rincon for years and it never caused a problem.
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Thanks for your input, I look forward to seeing you update a thread showing your mods (since I知 getting the same year/model). I ordered my Camo Rubicon Deluxe this morning with a-arm covers and skid plates. I知 retired and spend lots of time camping, less on my m/c, switching to my 1st ATV. I doubt I値l develop a desire for deep mud, preferring more western desert or forests.

Ray
I've being riding motorcycles for 35 years including road racing a Yamaha RZ350 in the 80s for five years and Canada Safety Council Instructor for 5 years after that. I bought my first ATV in 2001 (Foreman 450es). I've since put close to a combined 75,000 miles on my ATVs. I hardly drive my Yamaha FJR1300 and Honda CBR650F anymore. I have lost 2 motorcycle friends because of people using their cell phones. The paved roads have been deteriorating yearly because of lack of funding.

Nothing beats the serenity of putt putting along through the woods on the ATV. All nature and no traffic :-)
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Nothing beats the serenity of putt putting along through the woods on the ATV. All nature and no traffic :-)
I知 just cutting back on my on/off pavement miles on my NC700XD DCT due to noticing my drifting concentration levels on long rides (probably age related). Before becoming a single vehicle m/c accident statistic, wrapped around a tree or a skid mark on the wrong side of a drop off, I致e added a stable 4 wheel ATV toy to continue my recreational pursuits. I figure now I知 good to go for at least the next five years to enjoy that serenity (retirement is priceless). As an unashamed newbie, I appreciate all sage advice.

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I知 just cutting back on my on/off pavement miles on my NC700XD DCT due to noticing my drifting concentration levels on long rides (probably age related). Before becoming a single vehicle m/c accident statistic, wrapped around a tree or a skid mark on the wrong side of a drop off, I致e added a stable 4 wheel ATV toy to continue my recreational pursuits. I figure now I知 good to go for at least the next five years to enjoy that serenity (retirement is priceless). As an unashamed newbie, I appreciate all sage advice.

Ray
My advice is to drive slow and enjoy nature :-) Slow speed on unknown trails will never get you into any trouble. If you come up on a tough spot, take the time to get off the bike and pick out your line. I drive slow because I might spook and miss spotting a moose, bear, lynx, hawk etc ... on the side of the trail and that is my great enjoyment.
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