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Considering an aditional Honda- Opinion Pls.

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Hi my first time threading,

Up here in Canada i use my 2005 Rincon 650 quite a bit for ice fishing and am not totally pleased on how it performs in cold weather. Starting with no primer is slow as it takes time to get fuel to the carb with the choke only. In either automatic or esp setting it runs into transmission transfer of power issues during the first mile of a trip and needs to be stopped for a few seconds. It doesn't warm up the transmission even when idled for a while before going anywhere. I like the ride allot but with only 3 gears it is a bit sluggish. I am considering a new Rubicon 500 fully auto but don't want to run into the same issues- any thoughts? My other choice is to go back to a Foreman TRX500FPM- manual foot shift with with no hydomechanical tranny- thoughts? I want best all around performance in all weather.:confused:
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Thanks Guys,
I haven't heard of anyone having problems with the auto or esp shift but you are right- less things to go wrong- totally a mechanical set up should be better in most any conditions. If you have any other thoughts I appreciate any feedback.
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