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input on Honda Recon


looking at maybe buying a new four wheeler. I'm not planning on doing any mudding, just to and from the stand. Haul corn etc. What do you guys know about the recon?






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KingRanch
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Typical bulletproof Honda





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4X4DEMON
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My old 95 was awesome. I wish I wouldn't have sold it. I dont know much about the newer ones. It's a honda, so it's gonna be good.





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Rize
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I have a Rincon and love it. Although I haven't seen it in 6 months since leaving it at a buddies house.





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bonescanner
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It's only a 250, two wheel drive. Last bike I had was a 350 4x4. I never really needed the 4x4 so I wasn't going to spend the extra money. Anything I'm not thinking about.





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4X4DEMON
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The 250 will bog down a bit when put under stress with a load, the SRA will get hung on anything higher than a thimble, there's not a lot of room on the seat if you plan on riding with anybody (kids, wife, etc).





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Hammertime
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I used one all throughout high school. 250 2wd with stock Goodyears. Got me to and from anywhere I needed to go. Also was surprisingly good in the mud. A plus side to it being small is the weight. If you get stuck, you can easily just pick it up and move it

It would be a good purchase IMHO, and I didn't want anything else while I had it






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Slickback
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I had one with a set if swampers on the back. It ran like a sonofabitch bitch. It bogged down a few times, but it's so light I just hopped off, picked it up out the hole, and got back after it.

Then somebody decided that they wanted it and figured I shouldn't have it anymore. Covksuckers.






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4X4DEMON
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quote:

picked it up out the hole, and got back after it.


Great point. I did love that about mine






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Hammertime
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It was also very easy to wheelie. The rack on the back of mine had to get painted once a month from my dumb arse riding wheelies around the neighborhood





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4X4DEMON
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yea buddy. I didn't have the weight to just lean back and pop a wheelie so I had to stand on the rack to get it. I did slam mine into a 4" fence post and only had to replace the front bumper after heating it with the torch and bending it back in shape failed.





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Capt ST
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Got one a year or so after they came out with the ES model. I purchased it because the lease I was hunting was swamp and I got tired of fighting a big bike. If was nice to hop of pick up rear move 4', then do the same up front. I've put her under more than once, and she's still running like a scalded dog.


One her second teenager also.



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Hammertime
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Would not recommend an electronic shift. Their gearing is different for some reason than regular shift ones, and they don't make as much low end power, but have a higher top end.

I've also seen 5 or 6 if them break and have to be put into gear by hand.


Call me old fashioned, but you can't beat a manual shifter






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4X4DEMON
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Every ES I've ran across had problems at some point during ownership. I like a manual shift myself.





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Capt ST
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It did malfunction a couple of times and I do wish I would have gotten the old shift. Can't steer, shift and drink beer at the same time. I got a really good deal and after seeing my son struggle with the shifting on the big bike I figure arrow up and arrow down was dummy proof.





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4X4DEMON
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The lack of a beer holding hand was a big no-no in my book





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Capt ST
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First day I used it I was





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Bill Parker?
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Bulletproof, as said earlier. My 99 300 2wd takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.

The only drawbacks will be: 1) hard to steer with a load (distribute weight on front and back 2) 2wd is not as safe to load into a truck bed as 4wd. I haven't killed myself yet, and this is the only way I haul mine. Use common sense, and put a bag of corn on the front rack.






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4X4DEMON
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I ended up underneath mine twice while trying to load it into the back of the truck. In both cases the tire/ramp were wet though.





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Capt ST
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Daughter was loading stuff on it and taking it to the street for me the other day. She's gotten kind of comfortable on it and came around the corner and whipped it around on 2 wheels her momma came unglued. They are light, good and bad thing.





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