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This weekend I went to the dark side. I sold my 600 and was in search of a 660 when I came across a Honda Rincon 650. It needs a couple little things like a cv axle and one of the foot wells needs to be replaced but the price I got it for I couldn’t refuse. I’m hoping to upgrade again soon. I’d like a 700 this time either a kodiak or a grizzly. I’d be more than happy with either one. Thanks for all the help with my 600, hopefully I’ll be back in blue soon enough.


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This weekend I went to the dark side. I sold my 600 and was in search of a 660 when I came across a Honda Rincon 650. It needs a couple little things like a cv axle and one of the foot wells needs to be replaced but the price I got it for I couldn’t refuse. I’m hoping to upgrade again soon. I’d like a 700 this time either a kodiak or a grizzly. I’d be more than happy with either one. Thanks for all the help with my 600, hopefully I’ll be back in blue soon enough.


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That will still make a good ride for you. What an upgrade from that old 600! Enjoy the new monster. Lol.
 

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Rincons are great trail machines. Not great mud, technical, work, etc...but if all I did was pure trail riding, I wouldn't hesitate one bit to own one.
 

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Most of my time is spent on trails. It is very comfortable and I can go faster then I could on my old trx450r. The Honda-Matic is kinda screwy at first but once you get used to it it’s nice to be able to shift and have a little more rpm control in the trail. I do wish it had a low range of sorts though


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Yep. Great trail machine and a huge upgrade in ride compared to that 600. That 600 has WAY more bottom end grunt though. It's that clunky 3 speed that gets me. Still a very fun trail quad. The rear end slides like a straight axle in the tight woods. They handle better than any other utility IMO. Give them a better tranny, a real locker, some more power and it's on!
 

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Most of my time is spent on trails. It is very comfortable and I can go faster then I could on my old trx450r. The Honda-Matic is kinda screwy at first but once you get used to it it’s nice to be able to shift and have a little more rpm control in the trail. I do wish it had a low range of sorts though


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There is a fairly easy gear reduction for it, from all OEM Honda parts, if it ever comes to that for you.
 
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Congrats. The Rinny will treat you well. My wife had one and really enjoyed it. Sold it for our POS RZR so the kids could come along. We'll be getting an X4 eventually, though.
 

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It's not the darkside as long as you are still riding, we'll still give you a thumbs up on the trails and share cold ones around the fire at the end of the day. Based on the feedback here, we may need to add a Honda Modification Sub-forum, ha. Looks like more than a few can help you spend some more money on the Honda.
Be safe and have fun.
 

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I also should have mentioned that when I read the title of your thread I thought you bought a Polaris. You can imagine my relief when I found it was a Honda! lol
 

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I also should have mentioned that when I read the title of your thread I thought you bought a Polaris. You can imagine my relief when I found it was a Honda! lol
Lol

Now that's funny.
 

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As others have stated, Honda still seems to be on the sunny side...lol.

If the machine has the three speed shift transmission, be careful on steep stuff can be tricky when changes.

If the prices of Yamaha keep going up, many of us may be joining the vampire crew.
 

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I also should have mentioned that when I read the title of your thread I thought you bought a Polaris. You can imagine my relief when I found it was a Honda! lol
Same!

And @Muddobber600 be sure to keep your oil real fresh in that Rincon. The torque converter, tranny, and engine all share the same fluid. It's not a problem, but more reason to use good oil and keep it fresh.
 
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I also should have mentioned that when I read the title of your thread I thought you bought a Polaris. You can imagine my relief when I found it was a Honda! lol
@okbear. I thought the same thing when I first read the title. Whyyyy?!? Why did you buy a Polaris?!?... Oh he bought a Honda. Well that's just fine. Anything but a popo! Lol!
 

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Same!

And @Muddobber600 be sure to keep your oil real fresh in that Rincon. The torque converter, tranny, and engine all share the same fluid. It's not a problem, but more reason to use good oil and keep it fresh.
Yep. And keep lots of it around. Four quarts per oil / filter change! That’s what Honda cars take!!!! Might be a good time to research less expensive
oil for that Rinny. Seems I remember from my Honda ATV forum days that lots of guys over there were running Rotella T6 also.
 

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It's not a Yammi but still an upgrade and riding so good luck and have fun with the new ride.
 
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