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Has anyone bought one of the cheap winches on e-bay ( Gorilla etc. ) My big question is does the universal mount work on a 05 foreman . And what size should I get.
 

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i bought one but it is just sitting in my room. i havnt had time to put it on yet. It looks like a good winch.
 

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VENOM WINCH

I BOUGHT A VENOM 2500LB WINCH OFF EBAY. THE WINCH WORKS GREAT, EASY TO INSTALL. I DID BUY A PACKAGE THOUGH, WHICH INCLUDED THE MOUNT FOR THE 05-06 FORMAN. I THINK I GOT IT FOR JUST ABOUT $125 OR SO. IVE HAD IT ABOUT 4 MONTHS NOW, AND ONLY HAD TO USE IT TWICE. IT IS MY NEW BEST FRIEND.


<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2500LB-C" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2500LB-C ... 0930QQrdZ1</a>


ACTUALLY, NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT, I DID HAVE TO MOUNT THE PLATE UPSIDE DOWN (OPPOSITE WHAT THE DIRECTIONS SAID), BUT OTHER THAN THAT, I LOVE IT.
 

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I have a 05 Foreman 500 and I too have the Venom 2500 winch from Ebay. I have only had to use it 3 times and it work great each time. I did have some problems getting the mount plate bolted on. The front to mounts on the plate that go to the frame was hard to get the bolt through. I had to ream out the holes a little bigger to get the bolts through the plate. I drew a square around the bolt and bracket that I had problems with.
 

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They look very similar to name brand winches to me. For the $$ it may be worth a try for you. I would not get below a 2,500lb winch and you may want to look into getting a snatch block to double the power of the winch. You never know when you may need it.
 

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I think they are Superwinch just rebadged.

You bought a Honda because it's a Honda right!!!!

Warn wrote the book when it comes to winches. MileMarker uses same 3-stage planetary gearing but has bigger motor. I've had six winches and the only ones to have failed have been the Ramsey's. I will never buy another Ramsey, Warn's have been rock solid for me.

Next one I try will be the #3500 MM
 

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I was thinking about getting a winch to put on gabby’s bike. The only thing is we have broke 2 warn 2500 winches so far. I was looking at the mile marker 3500. Truegrit you have a mile marker correct? How will the 3500 do long term with the type of riding we do (Lots of water and thick mud).
 
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