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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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I would go back to the Foreman 500 with foot shift. They are more dependable, with less to mess up, especially in the cold temps. I am a Honda man, but I agree with quadracer, the Grizzly is a nice ATV. I like the diff lock that Honda doesn't offer and it is true they will really pull hard. They also have a great ride. I don't know about reliability with the Grizzly, though. I'm not saying that they're not reliable. I'm just saying I don't know if they're AS reliable as a Honda.
I have seen quite a few problems with the electric shifts and have heard of people having problems with the auto, but I can't say that it's enough to worry about if you really like the ES or Auto.
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