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Hi guys,

I'm new to this, so please be gentle:icon_wink: Long post...sorry.

My new (to me, as it is 2nd hand) Foreman 500 arrives this weekend. I'm buying it from a local Honda quad dealer and he's done me a sweet deal.

The only nagging doubt I have is with another local Honda dealer and the thought he has planted in my tiny brain...

You see since he called me today and told me about his new stock, and I told him of the deal I was getting (way better than anything he would do) he said "the Foreman 500 from 2004 to 2006 had gearbox issues and it will cost you £1500 if it goes wrong." He continued to say "...all our quads are covered by a six month warranty..."

I reckon he's just pissed that I'm not buying from him so he's said this to try and swing me round, and subsequently buy peace of mind.:icon_rolleyes:

So, the short of it is this - are there any gearbox issues? I have searched for such things on Google and not found a single common problem.

Thanks a lot,

Burnsie. :icon_ peace:
 

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I have never heard of anything worse than sensors going out... I think he's just bitter.
 

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Some dealers are known as stealerships here. It is nice when you find a shop that is friendly and geared towards customers and not towards numbers.

I just sent a pallet of goods to the UK, Manchester to be exact!!!LOL
 

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Some dealers are known as stealerships here. It is nice when you find a shop that is friendly and geared towards customers and not towards numbers.

I just sent a pallet of goods to the UK, Manchester to be exact!!!LOL
Indeed -some are known here by the same name!

Manchester, huh? It's about three to four hours away from where I'm at. Mind you, the UK is teeny tiny, so it's not far at all from your point of view!
 

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I don't think I have heard of any issues with the Foreman 500. I have heard of problems with the Rubicon models.
 

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Some dealers are known as stealerships here. It is nice when you find a shop that is friendly and geared towards customers and not towards numbers.

I just sent a pallet of goods to the UK, Manchester to be exact!!!LOL
Indeed -some are known here by the same name!

Manchester, huh? It's about three to four hours away from where I'm at. Mind you, the UK is teeny tiny, so it's not far at all from your point of view!
Yeah, a company called Shinearama. They are our European distributor.
 

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Some dealers are known as stealerships here. It is nice when you find a shop that is friendly and geared towards customers and not towards numbers.

I just sent a pallet of goods to the UK, Manchester to be exact!!!LOL
Indeed -some are known here by the same name!

Manchester, huh? It's about three to four hours away from where I'm at. Mind you, the UK is teeny tiny, so it's not far at all from your point of view!
Yeah, a company called Shinearama. They are our European distributor.
Do tell...what should I be buying from them, to ensure you can afford to play with your quad?:smile:
 

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Everything is great, but the Prima Mystique is an amazing soap and Prima Hydro is a wax that you just spray on the car while it is wet. When you dry the car you actually apply the wax to the car for about 2 months of protection. Also works GREAT on ATV plastics.

Prima slick is a quick detailer but it works awesome on glass.
 
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