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As the title says I'm new to Honda. Previous owned Can Am. Currently own a 2013 fourtrax 420. Anything to look out for?
 

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Quote " Anything to look out for ? " ES .... ---- welcome to the forum and the Honda world ------ can I asked , what was it make you switch to Honda from Can-Am , would guess money from breakdowns and you heard Hondas are more reliable ?
 

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Quote " Anything to look out for ? " ES .... ---- welcome to the forum and the Honda world ------ can I asked , what was it make you switch to Honda from Can-Am , would guess money from breakdowns and you heard Hondas are more reliable ?
I went from an Outlander to a Maverick Trail. I bought the Honda for working my land, clearing firewood and logs. It's perfect for that. I use the Trail for all day excursions, my thumb cramps up really bad riding a quad after about an hour. Plus the Outlander was a two up and it bottomed out a couple of times in rough terrain. The Outlander is also more noisy than the Honda. Plus I got a smoking deal on this quad in my opinion, $3800.00 Canadian with 5800 kms/3600 miles
 

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hey welcome new honda guy! .. I"m envious of your shiney new machine...yes.. I consider a 2013 new... you'll find my butt planted on a 1993 (grin)
I'd agree with Fish... Electric shift seems to be the only major complaints...that and just spending time finding the bikes limitations... most of us press our work machines into duty that easily exceeds Honda factory specs..and then we complain when the rear end tears up (LOL)...currently , other than the occassional fallen tree section pull, the only real abuse I put on my 26 yr old machine is that I have a 5x10 landscape trailer that I pull behind the 300 for hauling branches, debree like the back porch that we just tore down for a new build, that sort of thing..that trailer dry is about 750lbs..so it's already approaching the tow weight limit (850) of the bike before I even load it up..and yet, many days it has been there for me...anyway...you'll find a great bunch of folks here on the site...and a bit of fun teasing about non -honda products....but welcome and congrats on a great new machine!!
 

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hey welcome new honda guy! .. I"m envious of your shiney new machine...yes.. I consider a 2013 new... you'll find my butt planted on a 1993 (grin)
I'd agree with Fish... Electric shift seems to be the only major complaints...that and just spending time finding the bikes limitations... most of us press our work machines into duty that easily exceeds Honda factory specs..and then we complain when the rear end tears up (LOL)...currently , other than the occassional fallen tree section pull, the only real abuse I put on my 26 yr old machine is that I have a 5x10 landscape trailer that I pull behind the 300 for hauling branches, debree like the back porch that we just tore down for a new build, that sort of thing..that trailer dry is about 750lbs..so it's already approaching the tow weight limit (850) of the bike before I even load it up..and yet, many days it has been there for me...anyway...you'll find a great bunch of folks here on the site...and a bit of fun teasing about non -honda products....but welcome and congrats on a great new machine!!
Thanks for the welcome, That little 420 surprised me.
 

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honda makes strong/powerful lil motors fer sure... I can still get all the thrill I need just mashing the throttle on even a little 300...but yeah, going up to the larger frame, and having that extra umph to climb out of a creek bed or yank some large tree branches...I'm sure that 420 is sweet to have...always liked the more current nose/lights etc on the new bikes like yours...very stylish compared to the old square halogens deal of the early days...sharp machine!
 

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Ouu Canadian Trail Edition. I used to have that exact windshield on a CTE 400. The ES transmission has had some issues with the shifting forks bending & then it wont stay in gear. Not much you can really do about it, just put good oil in it & run'r.
I did an oil change when I picked it up, Used the Honda oil and filter
 

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I like that windshield. Can you give me the information on it? I was looking for one and never found one that looked like it would fit. I did get the Honda accessory one, but it wouldn't fit and I took it back.
That would extend my riding season, I think.
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I like that windshield. Can you give me the information on it? I was looking for one and never found one that looked like it would fit. I did get the Honda accessory one, but it wouldn't fit and I took it back.
That would extend my riding season, I think.
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That's the windshield that was on the quad when I bought it. I contacted the dealer to purchase mirrors for the flairing and it was no problem. It says Honda on it and seems to fit really nice, I particularly like the three compartments on top for storage.
 

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That's the windshield that was on the quad when I bought it. I contacted the dealer to purchase mirrors for the flairing and it was no problem. It says Honda on it and seems to fit really nice, I particularly like the three compartments on top for storage.
I'm fairly sure it's not a Honda product even tho' it says Honda on it. Mine is a 2019 and I purchase a Honda windshield for it with a rear bumper but they were sold thru' Honda, but from someone else. I think yours was what supplier they used on your year model. Maybe if you ask the dealer they can give you info on where it comes from. Maybe it was something from a source of theirs.

Thanks for the response.
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I'm fairly sure it's not a Honda product even tho' it says Honda on it. Mine is a 2019 and I purchase a Honda windshield for it with a rear bumper but they were sold thru' Honda, but from someone else. I think yours was what supplier they used on your year model. Maybe if you ask the dealer they can give you info on where it comes from. Maybe it was something from a source of theirs.

Thanks for the response.
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When my mirrors come in I'll inquire about the manufacturer of that flairing. If I get some info on it I'll post it here.
 
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