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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-11-2017, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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2013 or 2014 Honda Foreman 500

Hey guys I was hoping for some opinions on what I should do. I'm currently looking a purchasing a Honda Foreman 500. I'm trying to decide which one I should get. 1 is a 2014 Honda Foreman 500 4x4 Blue in color it's has after market wheels and tires. It's a foot shift non power steering with diff lock. It has 320hrs and 1997 miles. It looks to be cared for. He is asking $4000 The 2nd one is a 2013 Honda Foreman 500 4x4 Green in color all stock with foot shift and power steering. It has 9.9hrs with 33 miles. It looks to be in show room shape. He is ask $4500.

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As much as I like Hondas in blue I'd be tempted to pay the extra 500 for the lower mileage and power steering.

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12-13 were oddball 2 year only design. get the 2014
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Are parts harder to come by on the 12 and 13? And do y'all think 320hrs and 1997 miles is alot? Should I keep an eye out for bearing play or anything that wears out by this many miles?
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This is the 2014
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This is the 2013
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Yeah the 2012-2013 were a 2 year only design. Basically a big 420 Rancher with a pod light and a tubed rear axle.

Get the 2014. The diff lock is a game changer and that 14 looks like it had very easy miles on it. Parts will be much easier to find for it going forwards.

I see people all the time looking for 2012-2013 parts. Just not a lot of them out there.
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What your opinion on the price and the miles and hrs of the 14
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