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Looks like you're enjoying this project!
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Yup, having gazillions of hours of fun @creed82! Honda ATVs are nothing more than adult versions of a Tinker Toy set, after all... an' some kids never grow out of them! :-)


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Wow that display turned out to be a super clean look!
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2004 TRX400FA (Rancher 400AT)
MotionPro twist throttle kit
12" handlebar mounted light bar
rear rack wheelchair carrier
Cycle Country 48" plow w/ KFI hybrid mount
Champion 3000 lb winch w/ synthetic rope
23" Titan 489's all around (saving clutch)

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Yup, having gazillions of hours of fun @creed82! Honda ATVs are nothing more than adult versions of a Tinker Toy set, after all... an' some kids never grow out of them! :-)
I've noticed the same with my Pioneer 500. Guys spend more money customizing them than they do purchasing them.
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Wow that display turned out to be a super clean look!
Yours should look the same on your Rancher me thinks! :-)


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I'm not a big spender anymore creed82, I'm a miserly old busted up tinker'er. I get what you're sayin' tho... Been there 'n done all that and had a lot of fun, made great memories... made many lifelong friends that I miss like hell hanging with too, but nowadays got more time, more patience and more entertaining ideas than I got cash. I've learned how to smile a lot and celebrate more often as I've aged... the few lil' bits that I can still do well, to help mitigate the realities of that other void. :-)

Poor, proud 'n happy under a floppy old hat be's the tinkers' damn!
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when you are younger you have a lot of time but no patience and time moves slow , then when you learn patience , you are older and your time is short and moves fast ------- when you are young you work for retirement , but when you get there your body doesn't do the things it could when you were younger , that you want to do when you retire ------ rolling stones gathers no moss
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I looked back on you link of the install and seen the pic of your winch and controller mounted on your handle bars , very clean , don't know how I missed that pic before = Gizmo Man
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Ya, it turned out pretty well. The gizmo covers up the handlebar clamp holding the winch rocker which makes it look pretty clean on there. Let me know where/how you want your gizmo mounted as soon as ya can...? I'm itchin' to get started on making another one soon as it threatens to rain for three days in a row again... :-)

I'll gut my OEM temp sensor that was just divorced from my bike, so just need to know what sort of mounting bracket to make. Also maybe decide where ya want to mount the PS/relays box in case we gotta downsize or do something else...?

We are gonna run two hots (rather than grounds like these 1st two were wired) from the relays to fan motors & one manual switch right?
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If I remember right fishfiles, you and I bought the same waterproof winch rocker switch from amazon... 'bout $19 I think? I used the bracket and clamp that came with that switch to mount it below the bar. If I remember right I flipped the rubber boot over (so 'OUT' and 'IN' read right side up) when I took my switch apart to seal it up with RTV, which allowed me to mount the switch upside down.


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