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Ok I'm going to try and sum this up quickly b/c I'm very upset. I just purchased the 2009 Foreman 4x4 ES for Christmas and gave it to my husband Friday 12/18 as an early Christmas present to play in the snow. We'd been riding all weekend and then last night .... we went to my best friend's farm - they own 2 honda ranchers - to play in the snow. Two of our friends were with us and we offered them the 4 wheeler to ride b/c we trust them to take good care of it since they know it's brand new. Needless to say the friend driving hit a deep snow rut and turned it on it's side. Here's the fall out:

-digital display was going crazy - showing it was in 4x4 (it wasn't)
-it's a thumb shifter - wouldn't down shift to neutral - was stuck in 5th gear
-throttle was bent up

Luckily - my best friend's husband (owns the two ranchers) knew exactly how to get it to down shift and it started right up and seems ok.

He looked over it and told me and my husband not to be mad it's a honda and that nothing was cracked or busted no bars were bent and the throttle is clamped so it just needs to be re-adjusted to it's original location.

My husband and I are pissed and upset and my question to anyone that can help is:

-Even though it didn't flip it was just turned on it's side, are there any long term issues I should be concerned about?

I just don't want to have problems down the road. I guess on the brightside it happened in a foot of snow so that helped with impact and it didn't flip completely over and they got the 4 wheeler right back over.

My hope is that whoever responds will tell me that I have nothing to worry about and that "it's a honda". Thanks in advance!!!
 

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Welcome to the forums and congrats on the new Foreman. I would think it would be ok but I'm not on top of my game with that type of atv someone will be along to help more than I can.
 

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well your right it is a honda nothing to worry about.welcome to the forum.my son turned his rancher over(rolled it over sideways running wide open in 4th gear in shallow mud)all we had to do was reset error codes by useing the key&shifter buttons and have not had any problems since.
 

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Welcome to the forums....

Tis the season...to not be pissed... i think you will be fine I don't have an ES but I have turned my quad completely upside down, I just got up rolled it back over let it sit for a few min. while i checked my shorts..lol and it started right back up. hondas are extremely tough. Good luck with the new quad... post up some pics we like pics.
 

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Thanks alot! This had me feel a bit better! I just feel like we have some not so great luck sometimes! I really appreciate the positive feedback and will get pictures up soon! :smile:
 

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I rolled my 08 foreman 360 degrees and got air lifted to the hospital, but the bike is fine. When you take it in for it's break-in maintenance [and you should, at least this first one] just tell them it began shifting a little rough [don't mention it was tipped over] and they'll check it out and adjust everything...they would do that anyway.
 

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Yeah, it should be fine. I've flipped all kinds of Hondas, many, many times and it's never hurt them. If you have any damage, it will be obvious. Bent racks or handle bars, busted plastic, etc. The throttle lever assembly just clamps to the handle bars. Should be able to just loosen the screws or bolts and turn it back where it's supposed to be and retighten the bolts.
 
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