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Hey guys, just picked up my first Honda ATV yesterday and I couldn't be happier. 2017 Rancher IRS DCT EPS and it's a real beauty. I'm looking forward to reading up on what everyone has to say here and learning more about everything.
 

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Already on the list, but thanks for the heads up. I'm bringing it back into the dealer next week to get hand/thumb warmers installed along with a recoil starter. I'm also looking at skid plates and a winch, but I'll probably get that from a 3rd party and install myself. The dealer wanted over $1k to put the winch on....yeah no thanks.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

I love all black quads. Very nice bike!!!!
 
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Hey guys, just picked up my first Honda ATV yesterday and I couldn't be happier. 2017 Rancher IRS DCT EPS and it's a real beauty. I'm looking forward to reading up on what everyone has to say here and learning more about everything.
I would go ahead and get plenty of pictures because it will never look that good again, LOL. Great looking unit...
 

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Welcome to the forums and to the Honda family. Very nice looking bike. Hope you enjoy it.
 

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Welcome :) Sure looks smart in Black I must say.
 
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I went back and forth for quite a while on EPS, but everyone I talked to said it's completely worth it. I've never had a quad with power steering in the past, so I never really knew what I was missing. I think I'm completely ruined now! :)
 

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welcome to the forums. nice atv !. i'm not much at all for electric shifts though, they just seem like they fail a lot, manual shifts is what I go for, but hey..i'm not the one that has to be happy here..its you..and that's all that matters, grats on the new atv !.
 

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The black is sharpness! A new honda owner :grin , And welcome to the forums!
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
 

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Next up: I picked up a Superwinch 3000 that I'm looking to install. I've spent the past few days pretty much reading every thread here on installations, I'm starting to feel confident that I can knock this out. I'm bringing the bike into the dealer to get hand warmers and a recoil starter put in, and I'm hoping that they'll install the wiring sub harness to do that, and then I can just tap into that for the winch. I haven't seen any posts with pictures on what it looks like when the winch is wired into the harness, so I guess I'll have to wait and see what that looks like for myself.
 

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Had heated grips on a 420 here at work, you’ll never be without those I tell you! Lol. Same with a winch, you feel a lot more confident about heading into the unknown.
Post some pictures once you have it fitted.

Top tip.. Wind your cable/rope IN whilst under tension before you use your winch. 4 full turns by hand around the drum and then start winching up an incline or whatever you have around you, your truck maybe. You get the idea :)
 

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Nice looking quad... Welcome to the forum :)
 

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Welcome to the forum and the Honda ATV family. That is one nice Black Beauty for sure!!!! Enjoy.
 

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Do you mean manually unreel the spool and then winch it back in tight before the first real-world use of it? I read others mentioning that tip too...is that because the rope isn't tight enough on the spool from the factory?
 

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Welcome and wow. :) You got a good looking machine.Follow the break in and then you can switch to synthetic oil and synthetic gear oils to to help extend the life of your machine. That's the going trend as I see it over the years. There's many great full synthetic oils out there along with gear lubes. Let us know how you like it.
 
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