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Guy wants to trade me 2006 Honda Foreman 350hrs for my 2007 Honda rancher 300hrs what should my concerns be. Is it worth trading? Will the Foreman be slower/weaker since its carbureted unlike my 420? Any feedback is greatly appreciated


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hard to say ?, is there any damage to his foreman that he's not telling you ??. tons of things that can be wrong with his foreman !.
 

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and with it being a '06 ?, it should be throttle body, no carb ?, but you did not give us the model of his foreman ???..lol.
 

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Doesn't matter none of the foremans were EFI until 2012, and there isn't really that many sub models that change significantly...

The Foremans were good machines, some had transmission troubles in the earlier years. They are also air cooled unlike your Rancher.


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He claims it has zero issues other than the rear tail light is busted.it looks like it's in good shape but my rancher is in really good shape I just don't know how much cash I should ask for on top to make it worth to me. I blue booked the atvs and the Foreman is actually worth more than my rancher(doesn't make much sense). He said he'd put cash on top


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Just look it over really well. Condition is everything.

The 05-08 Foremans had weak first gears, but that usually isn't a problem unless the machine has been ragged out with huge tires. Ride it in first and gag on it and see if you hear a popping or clicking. If not it's probably fine.

I have air cooled 06-09 Foremans and have had a couple of 420 Ranchers. The Foreman is a better machine. EFI is nice but a PITA to troubleshoot. I have a guy south of me who is wearing me out trying to troubleshoot his 420 that won't start.

420's have crap rear ends as well.
 

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So what you are saying is as long as it makes no funny noises and doesn't seemed ragged. It's definitely worth trading my 07 rancher electric shift for it. Foreman is foot shift btw


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i would want to know the real reason why he's so eager to trade down, and on top of that add cash on his end.

sounds to me like there may be an underlying issue with the foreman he isn't telling you about.

I would tread with caution. if it checks out, its just up to you whether or not you prefer the larger frame atv.

not much difference in power between the two.

I would prefer to have the fuel injection over carbureted.
 

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best thing we can tell you is, LOOK IT OVER !. if it looks good, runs good, rides good, no odd sounds, clanks ?, clunks, rattles ?,steers good, stops good ?, starts good ?, then I would consider jumping at this chance, but !!!..deff check it out very well !. look for signs of being sunk for sure !!, if it has been sunk ?, chances are, the motor is not going to last at all !.
 

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i would want to know the real reason why he's so eager to trade down, and on top of that add cash on his end.

sounds to me like there may be an underlying issue with the foreman he isn't telling you about.

I would tread with caution. if it checks out, its just up to you whether or not you prefer the larger frame atv.

not much difference in power between the two.

I would prefer to have the fuel injection over carbureted.
Having had both, the 420 has more pep, but the Foreman holds up MUCH better.

I would check the Foreman over very well. If it's in good shape I would trade.

A lot of people want the EFI that the Rancher has. I prefer carbs. The guy might be wanting to trade for a sportier EFI bike, but again, check the foreman over very closely. Mud/water in air box, cloudy diff fluids, are a red flag. Look up in the fender wells and see if there's a bunch of mud and debris packed up in there or if it's just dust. You can tell a lot about a bike just by looking in areas that aren't easily cleaned.
 

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Is there any good things about the Fuel injected rancher that I'd loose if I went to a carbureted Foreman?


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Nope.

Both are selectable 4wd.
Both have front disc brakes
You LOSE the crappy ES and get a much better footshift.
Foreman rear axle is better
You get a pod light, which the Rancher lacks
Air cooled 500's from that generation never overheat in my experience (I have 4 of them at the moment).

You lose EFI, and get a bigger, less nimble machine. Other than that, no negatives.
 

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Does the Foreman have anymore power in the top end and or low end ? What's the foremans top speed ? Will it be able to pop a wheelie?


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Top speed on my Foremen is in the 54-57 mph range, depending on which one I'm on. I don't have a meter on the 420 (footshift) so don't know how fast it will go.

Foreman has more grunt, Rancher has more pep.

I don't pop wheelies so can't help you there.
 
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