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everyone that does real mudding should be warned about the $1500 Crank vent line, Why $1500 you say, cuz thats how much it cost to get mey 06 500 rebuilt w/ only 66 hrs on it cuz a lil mud got in it when my ol lady flipped it on its side in a hole, they had a lil stuff in the airbox right up to the bottom of the airbox which what is at you guessed it the crank ventline is right under the air filter. When snorkeling i seen a vent line mounted high in the airbox on the top of the air filter and thought that was the crank vent line but o no thats for the carb. It took about 2 1/2 months after the roll to start smoking, the valves were tapping abit so i brought it in the local dealer to have them adjusted hoping that would be the cause of the smoke but of course not with my luck i got a call back that it would need a topend rebuild and possibly new crankbearings which of course it need cuz of alil sand/mud. the oil never changed colors cuz it wasnt pure water that it sucked. so im going pick it up tommoro and leaving them with $1500 of my money cuz of course its out of warranty, i bought iti in Feb and didnt buy the extended warranty cuz it probably wouldnt have been covered anyway. ill post some pics of a fix i have made i cut the vent line, extended it, looped it and put it high in the airbox so it would take the entire box to get filled to the brim to get in the crank vent again. i swear i dont have any luck with NEW bikes
 

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Sorry to hear that. Don't let your lady ride it anymore Until she comes up with a way to pay the bill. When my ol lady took it for a ride she made it into a 3x4. She broke my left front axle (perfect time to upgrade) so i went and got two upgraded axles
 

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i just cant get over that i barley anything got in the airbox and totally fuxked the motor, where i can drown my 300 day in and day out and keeps on trucking
 

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make sure they really clean the oil coolers or replace them . i mean remove and fully clean !
 

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I check my crank vent on a regular base. One time it fell against the exhaust pipe and burnt a hole in it. Good thing I found it before I went riding. I have my crank vent hose looped up over my gas tank. Its about 4' of hose if you lay it out straight.
 

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QUOTE ("Dirty4man":hpc8i4wu)
I check my crank vent on a regular base. One time it fell against the exhaust pipe and burnt a hole in it. Good thing I found it before I went riding. I have my crank vent hose looped up over my gas tank. Its about 4' of hose if you lay it out straight.
Same exact thing I did to my 450, burned a large hole in the crank case vent line, and rode around for hours like that. Needless to say, it needed bearings, rings, etc.
 

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It's a good thing you didn't get the extended warranty, because I can guarantee you it wouldn't be covered.

The first time you hit some mud on these bikes you void the warranty on anything mechanical. Sucking in mud to the motor and ruining your piston/rings/cylinder wall, and everything else is not a defect on Honda's part. Warranty only covers things that are defective from the factory.

Like my plastic. I got the camo plastic. 450 miles it began to peel and it has not been mistreated. Honda replaced it without question. While I was disappointed in the fact it peeled so early, I was pleased they would replace it.
 

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yea i bought an extended warranty on my first new wheeler, a 98 foreman 400, and id didnt cover anything so i havent bought one on a bike since
 

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the dealer jest replaced the frount output shaft seal and a cv.boot under my extended warranty and i left the 27es on it thay did not say anything.
 
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