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Honda Rancher???? #7193089
02/23/21 07:06 AM
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For those that have the Honda Rancher ATV what is your opinion of it??? Would you buy another Rancher or would you buy the Foreman instead???

Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7193112
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Depends on your use. Love my foreman. But lighter Rancher is nice.

Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7193119
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This is your third post on the subject? Did you read the replies on the other ones?

Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: M.Magis] #7193132
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Originally Posted by M.Magis
This is your third post on the subject? Did you read the replies on the other ones?


Are you having another bad day sir???

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Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7193154
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I had a Foreman 400 4x4 foot shift that was a good work ATV. It had good power I plowed snow and pulled logs with it and did some group riding with about 10 other riders a few were Rancher 350's and Honda 300's my Foreman was the slowest at about 47mph top speed. I sold it and bought a one year newer Rancher 350 electric shift 350 4x4 knowing I probably would regret the electric shift due to reading and hearing about problems from it. I had problems with the electric shift. It doesn't shift when you need it to on steep hills because of the wrong RPM range mine wouldn't shift past 2nd gear most of the time. If you are in gear and it dies and the battery is dead you can't shift to neutral unless you have the special cheap manual foot shifter. I sold it and bought a Grizzly 660 with a CVT transmission. I will never own another Honda ES shift again. If you want something for work get the Foreman foot shift if you want to play and do some plowing and a little work get the Rancher foot shift but stay away from the ES electric shift. People will say its just the angle sensor that goes bad. Even if it was its still around $75 and they fail from getting wet snow/water.

Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7193188
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Originally Posted by 2zwudz
Originally Posted by M.Magis
This is your third post on the subject? Did you read the replies on the other ones?


Are you having another bad day sir???

Excuse me?
People are going to notice your pattern here, and just stop replying all together. If you have legitimate questions about a subject, ask away in a single post. Don't go making new threads every time an idea pops in your head.

Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7193278
02/23/21 11:01 AM
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I had a rancher for several years. No complaints. The lighter machine was nice on the farmers fields.

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Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7193314
02/23/21 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by 2zwudz
For those that have the Honda Rancher ATV what is your opinion of it??? Would you buy another Rancher or would you buy the Foreman instead???

I had a Rancher first. Then I moved up to a Foreman 450. Both are good machines, IMO. But, the Foreman has more power for what I need it for.


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Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7193315
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Simple, buy the foreman. Meets all needs.

Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7196968
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I think you would be happer what a foreman

Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7196987
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We now have three and am still using a '85 300. It's needed a few repairs but not much for 35 yrs. I don't want or need the bells and whistles, just reliability. I was very surprised that the 2019 we just got didn't come with a manual start anymore. Had to be installed as an option. Its like cars now with no spares or SUV's/trucks with now tool space or tow or tie down points.


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Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: Drakej] #7196990
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Originally Posted by Drakej
We now have three and am still using a '85 300. It's needed a few repairs but not much for 35 yrs. I don't want or need the bells and whistles, just reliability. I was very surprised that the 2019 we just got didn't come with a manual start anymore. Had to be installed as an option. Its like cars now with no spares or SUV's/trucks with now tool space or tow or tie down points.

Its been that way for years, I have a mid 90s bike with no manual start.

Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: M.Magis] #7197004
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Originally Posted by M.Magis
Originally Posted by Drakej
We now have three and am still using a '85 300. It's needed a few repairs but not much for 35 yrs. I don't want or need the bells and whistles, just reliability. I was very surprised that the 2019 we just got didn't come with a manual start anymore. Had to be installed as an option. Its like cars now with no spares or SUV's/trucks with now tool space or tow or tie down points.

Its been that way for years, I have a mid 90s bike with no manual start.


Every Rancher 350 I've owned or been around has had pull start and Electric. I thought it was standard.

I have 2 Rancher 350 manual shift and one Foreman 450 Electric shift. I like the Ranchers better and for sure the manual shift. I bought the 450 used so I inherited some problems.


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Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7197123
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Sorry, I should have clarified, mine isnít a Rancher. I just meant they started doing away with the manual start a long time ago. I wish they hadnít.

Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7197188
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I love my honda rancher.-It is the Canadian Trail edition.

Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7197235
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Love the ranchers but a 500 Foreman is king in my books.


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Re: Honda Rancher???? [Re: 2zwudz] #7197241
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Just bought a used 2000 450 foreman off of a friend it's been well taken care of. Have had it out feeding a couple times seems like a really good machine. Also have a 91 suzuki king quad 300 that I bought new has been a really dependable machine. I also have a honda trx300 that I bought used this also has been a very dependable machine. The 91 and 92 have been used on the farm and the trap line. Have kept the fluids changed and the bolts tightened and try to never run ethanol gas in them. Eric

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