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Bought 2 500's late December, now with about 350 miles on them the front brake pads worn out and now one has blown out a right front CV joint. Is this normal? Also the left front seems to have a bad bearing, when I hold the top and bottom of the tire with it off the ground you can wiggle the tire about 1/4", not tire flex it's movement in the bearing I guess. We do ride in mud and water with a lot of sand mix. Guess honda warrenty will cover it, also have the extended warrenty.
 

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Definatley a bad bearing. I don't know if bearings are covered under warranty
or not. It took mine 3 yrs. to wear out the front bearings.
 

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Yea if you ride in stuff like that its a given that the brake pads are gonna get chewed up and since honda dosent put sealed bearings in their spindles those get full of SAND, mud and anything else you submerge it in. I highly sujest that you go buy some IPC sealed bearings, those will last a whole lot longer while muddin. As for the cv going bad thats anyones bet but if you start getin hungup in some nasty stuff dont turn the handle bars back and forth tryin to get out, that really dosent help them. You warrenty should cover the cv shaft tho.
 

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OK, thought so, I have seen mention of aftermarket brakes and they say Honda pads are better as far as life goes, because aftermarkets are softer and that allows the atv to stop better, Trade off?
You would think Honda knowing that these atvs are going off road that they would protect their bearings better.
 

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I dont know about the Rubicon..But the Rincon has disc rear and drum front.. And the next purchase is going to be the Disc accessory package that you can buy. This will give me disc all the way around and no more water / sand / mud pooling within the drum trashing everything. Just a thought. Well worth the money and not that expensive.
 

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Hey for brake pads go with EBC, they make a offroad pads for our quads that have alot of brass in them which makes them last alot longer. The oem pads are junk really when you compare.
 

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Thanks, dropped it off at the dealer, they said that honda doesn't warrenty the CV shaft so the fight begins. SO much for buying an extended warrenty that covers everything except tire and brakes!
 

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Does not cover wear and tear. I bought that crappy warranty for 4 years and after 6 months i got my money back. If the boot is tore they will blame it on you. If you have any tires larger than stock or lifts they will blame it on you. The only thing they covered on mine was when the wrist pin clip it broke and they ended up rebuilding the top end twic, long story. But if you look in your warranty book there is very little it covers only defects in manufacturing workmanship. So to heck with that crappy warranty and get your money back and buy the parts you need from service honda for a better price and do it yourself.
 

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Can you actually give your extended warrienty back for your money back? Thats bs that they wont do you cv shaft . You can send your stock shaft to gorilla and they will beef the outer and inners up to where their almost as strong as a gorilla, suppost to be fairly cheap like around 100bux, not sure tho.
 

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Yea its a pro rated warranty, so no matter how many times you have used it, they give you back the amount you have left in months, they credit to your purchased if you financed, dunno about if you paid cash
 

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Yea its a pro rated warranty, so no matter how many times you have used it, they give you back the amount you have left in months, they credit to your purchased if you financed, dunno about if you paid cash
If you paid cash & don't use it, they will refund you with a check. I plumb
forgot i had the extended warranty & found middle of last year &
cashed in on it. I think i got back a little over $300.
 

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Sweet! Thats what im going to be doing as soon as i get back.
 
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