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Offline Genkboy

New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« on: January 10, 2016, 07:26:06 pm »
Hey guys!

New to forum, just wanted to introduce myself and show everbody my new ride.  My name is Adam, married, father of three, and work as tool designer/tool and die.  My wife and splurged on this machine as a Christmas gift to each other, something we could ride together.

So far I've got 15.9 miles on my 2016 500 HO EPS.  So I haven't had a chance to really open it up yet, I'm still breaking her in.... Aside from the fact it is literally zero degrees today... Brrr!

I gotta tell ya guys, if this thing holds up, I've got a new favorite machine.  Factory installed accessories really put this machine over the top.  The 4 wheel independent suspension and long wheelbase make this thing ride smooth and straight.  The turn radius is wide, but not an issue.. Might prove wrong later, not likely.  I'm a big guy, 6' 2" - 350 lbs, and my wife - dare I speak of her twiggy little body - puts us close to 500lbs combined.  This machine handles us well and accelerates effortlessly.  There is plenty of room for me as passenger when wife is in the driver's seat.

Once I have this broke in a little better, I'll give you guys a little more feedback.

I've attached a picture of the new ride.. Hope it makes it.

Re: New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 08:45:55 pm »
Welcome are you from the quad cities it looks like a bike brennys had
2012 Z6 trail
Homemade roof/Stereo system/KFI Snowplow/3 inch lift/28 inch maxxis bighorn 2.0/led running lights/thats it no more mods until i get the 800ex/wrong custom skid plate

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Offline Genkboy

Re: New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 08:52:18 pm »
Southeast Iowa actually.  This one came from Dukes in Faifield. 

I was looking at an orange one from Brennys. Glad I stayed local... Good people over at Dukes.

Re: New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 10:55:41 pm »
Nice bike
2012 Z6 trail
Homemade roof/Stereo system/KFI Snowplow/3 inch lift/28 inch maxxis bighorn 2.0/led running lights/thats it no more mods until i get the 800ex/wrong custom skid plate

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Offline murdo

Re: New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 03:14:51 am »
Welcome. Nice ride.

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Offline mayor hal

New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 05:50:45 am »
Welcome one and all!
2015 CF Moto 800 ZForce 53"
UNI Air Filter

Gone but not forgotten!

2012 Can Am 650 Max XT
2007 Can Am 500 Max XT

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2016, 07:43:04 am »
Welcome :)

2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Tilt windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | Magellan TRX7 GPS

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Offline John

Re: New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2016, 06:20:42 pm »
Welcome
2015 Cforce 800 eps

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Offline Genkboy

Re: New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 12:52:10 pm »
Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone.  Looking forward to contributing.

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Offline Jason

Re: New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 09:09:18 pm »
Welcome.


I noticed you've got your front end secured with the winch cable wrapped on the trailer.  You may not have any issues, but you might consider hooking the hook onto the flat, vertical, part of the metal.  Those winch cables can do some damage if they wear and break.

Good looking wheeler though and enjoy!
2017 RZR XP 1000 Titanium Metallic

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Offline Genkboy

Re: New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2016, 06:41:54 am »
Welcome.


I noticed you've got your front end secured with the winch cable wrapped on the trailer.  You may not have any issues, but you might consider hooking the hook onto the flat, vertical, part of the metal.  Those winch cables can do some damage if they wear and break.

Good looking wheeler though and enjoy!

Very observant! ...and you are correct.  This was the quick and dirty get it home version of not having straps.  I believe I threw a curse word or two about fraying a steel cable when I 'secured' it that way.   I didn't have far to go, and was considered just using the parking brake... but this 'looked' a little more secure.  ::)

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Offline murdo

Re: New 2016 500 HO in Iowa
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 02:12:27 pm »
I always tie down by the suspension or tyres so the body can still move up and down but will not break the straps/chains.