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Hi ya'll... My name is Gerry and I'm a retired Cheif Master Sergeant from our great U. S. Air Force. I'm from Sumter, SC. I'm 57 and just retired a Honda TRX250 Recon for a TRX500FA5 Rubicon automatic DCT. So far I'm loving it though I've only had it three days now. I just got to thinking that the dealer never mentioned anything about a break in period and what the dos and donts are. Is there a Break in period? I floored the throttle yesterday and noticed when I'm at Max speed of 47/48 mph the engine kinda pulses in acelleration. The speed waivers from 47 to 48 and back and the transmission sounds like it doesn't know what gear it should be in. Whatever the reason... it's just not running smooth at full throttle. Is this maybe something that goes away after the engine breaks in? Also, I hope to ride some trails and I'm guessing some places require the operator to wear a helmet. Any helmet recommendations for the casual rider? Anyway, I'm glad I found this forum... I hope to learn a lot from you experienced Honda Rubicon experts. I'll post some pics of the Atv later. Have a great day!

P. S. Where can a guy ride some trails in my area (near Shaw AFB)

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welcome to the site, & thanks for your service
NOW a few things
first off FLOORING a new motor is never a GOOD way to break one in, and hate to say it but long life ain't going to happen if you run it full throttle often either?>
the noise your hearing is is a rev limiter, its designed to electronically shut down excessive RPMS
to prevent motor damage, more common when a person try's to go faster in a lower gear and hits MAX rpms and then the limiter kicks in to control things

if you wanted a FAST atv, sorry you bought the wrong atv here, honda are SLOW as to about ever other 4x4 atv out there, there made more for work than play, in basic terms!

so, NO its NOT going to get better as time goes by, your hitting max speeds already with it and thats all she wrote?
and NO fix really to it either, a programmer and a exhaust will just spend your money and do little to things, more than make it louder!

again, this is NOT a fast atv period, or a very spirited like trail machine, Honda is m,ore the slow and steady type of atv LOL

as for helmets, there are tons out there, all have some better features than others, its your head, I suggest buy a decent priced model that fits IT best!
I like full face helmets, and goggles, IMO they are the best for all seasons and protection is very good!

best way to BUY a helmet IMO is GO try them on, as NO 2 makers seem to make them same size or fit
a helmet should be sung NOT loose to work right!

you can GO to a GOOD atv/MX store and try on some model and then go surf the web for best deals
closeout's on last yrs models can save you 50% or more on costs?
 

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welcome to the site, & thanks for your service
NOW a few things
first off FLOORING a new motor is never a GOOD way to break one in, and hate to say it but long life ain't going to happen if you run it full throttle often either?>
the noise your hearing is is a rev limiter, its designed to electronically shut down excessive RPMS
to prevent motor damage, more common when a person try's to go faster in a lower gear and hits MAX rpms and then the limiter kicks in to control things

if you wanted a FAST atv, sorry you bought the wrong atv here, honda are SLOW as to about ever other 4x4 atv out there, there made more for work than play, in basic terms!

so, NO its NOT going to get better as time goes by, your hitting max speeds already with it and thats all she wrote?
and NO fix really to it either, a programmer and a exhaust will just spend your money and do little to things, more than make it louder!

again, this is NOT a fast atv period, or a very spirited like trail machine, Honda is m,ore the slow and steady type of atv LOL

as for helmets, there are tons out there, all have some better features than others, its your head, I suggest buy a decent priced model that fits IT best!
I like full face helmets, and goggles, IMO they are the best for all seasons and protection is very good!

best way to BUY a helmet IMO is GO try them on, as NO 2 makers seem to make them same size or fit
a helmet should be sung NOT loose to work right!

you can GO to a GOOD atv/MX store and try on some model and then go surf the web for best deals
closeout's on last yrs models can save you 50% or more on costs?
Thanks for the advice and information... much appreciated.

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