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No new Honda ATV's here for me. But I will ask for one thing - gauges. Give me an oil temp gauge and a cylinder head temp gauge. Maybe a DC voltmeter and a tachometer.

Call me crazy but I like gauges.

Rick
You'll be delighted to know the new Foremans and Rubicons have coolant temp gauges. lol
 

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Full set of gauges would be cool. Hell even just a tach would be handy.
 

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Full set of gauges would be cool. Hell even just a tach would be handy.
why would you need a tach on a semi-automatic motor ?, that's like having it in my automatic transmission in my '00 Silverado ?, freaking useless for the most part.
 

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Setting the idle speed.


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Setting the idle speed.


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been doing it this way by ear for 20 years, don't need some fancy gauge to tell me how to set the idle ?..lol. surely you can tell if it's idling to high ?, or to low by sound, or stalling ..right ?..lol.
 
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Yes, certainly, doing it by ear is perfectly suitable. But that's not the point. The use of gauges is no different for most of us that add big tires or a winch to our bikes. My stock tires would have been fine and I have only ever needed a winch one time but those thoughts never crossed my mind when thinking about buying them.

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Yes, certainly, doing it by ear is perfectly suitable. But that's not the point. The use of gauges is no different for most of us that add big tires or a winch to our bikes. My stock tires would have been fine and I have only ever needed a winch one time but those thoughts never crossed my mind when thinking about buying them.

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tires will help you when your in that spot to call on them, same goes for a winch, you will need it, sooner or later ?, a gauge that tells you if your engine is idling to high ?, come on !..lol. all that is, is a fancy gadget , SHOWING you, where your idle is ?, it's not needed one bit, but for looks ?...yeah, I could see ppl wanting it :). the less parts I have on my atv to keep working ?, the more I don't have to worry about fixing..lol.
 

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There's a word here in the UK, 'KISS', Keep It Simple Stupid.. Simplicity is tried and tested, it never fails, high tech gadgets and gizmos always go wrong at the most inconvenient times.
Temp gauge, fuel gauge, job done ;-)
 
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There's a word here in the UK, 'KISS', Keep It Simple Stupid.. Simplicity is tried and tested, it never fails, high tech gadgets and gizmos always go wrong at the most inconvenient times.
Temp gauge, fuel gauge, job done ;-)
 

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There's a word here in the UK, 'KISS', Keep It Simple Stupid.. Simplicity is tried and tested, it never fails, high tech gadgets and gizmos always go wrong at the most inconvenient times.
Temp gauge, fuel gauge, job done ;-)
you need less coffee, your double posting !..lmfao.
 

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I'm fine with my 50mph top speed (2016 Honda Rancher 4x4 DCT EPS) because I like that it keeps me from going faster. It's like an imposed safety stop, and so to keep from revving it too high all the time, I run at about 40-45.

My only complaint - mine makes a lot of valve noise, despite repeated professional valve checks. It runs fine, so it's no big deal, but I ALWAYS have this curiosity if something is not quite right. Just enough to bug me ever so slightly that I worry about it.


There is nothing wrong with you bike..

Mines sounds like that as well, I heard it in your videos... Its not your valves..

It has something to do with the auto decompression actuator... I inquired about this and was relieved when the fella at the dealer started up a few of the different bikes and they all make that shitty tick... even the 500...

you only hear it when its at idle, it goes away instantly when you speed up the engine.
 

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There's a word here in the UK, 'KISS', Keep It Simple Stupid.. Simplicity is tried and tested, it never fails, high tech gadgets and gizmos always go wrong at the most inconvenient times.
Temp gauge, fuel gauge, job done ;-)
you need less coffee, your double posting !..lmfao.
Haha.. Yeah I spotted that, using my iPhone and my network went a little crazy. Technology at its finest, should have kept it simple :D
 

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I don't think adding more gauges will leave you walking back to your truck.....

Tach is a VERY handy tool for tuning. Almost irreplaceable really. It's a lot easier dailing in your fuel map when you know what RPM the engine is at.
You can buy aftermarket Tach's/ rev counters. Check eBayUK out.
 

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I don't think adding more gauges will leave you walking back to your truck.....

Tach is a VERY handy tool for tuning. Almost irreplaceable really. It's a lot easier dailing in your fuel map when you know what RPM the engine is at.
You can buy aftermarket Tach's/ rev counters. Check eBayUK out.
I know, I've ran a TinyTach before. But it's a lot easier when it's already there lol
 
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