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This is my 2002 Rancher. Bought it in 2012, and sold it to a family member in 2016. Story is it hasnt been ridden since 2017. Ended up buying it back a couple weeks ago. 
Pretty much been doing a whole 9 yards service job + a few extras. It needs a soapy rag and a water hose, it’s still filthy. 
The coolest parts I’ve purchased for it is new oem Rubicon deluxe tires and rims & all new Stage 2 Elka shock for front and rear. (*still waiting for elka to finish building them*)

Also I sent my speedometer screen out to get refurbished last week.(Started fading out years ago.)
The last mods I’ll be doing will be doing later will be disc brakes, new Hondaline heated handgrips(offered accessory for the newer models), and a seat heater kit for working in the colder months.

Goal is to be better than it was new when I’m finished. Really wanted a brand new machine, but ended up buying my old one back.
Since I didn’t buy new 2022 model, wanted to give this older carb model a few new modern/updated touches with certain things a 20year old machine didnt have...(better shocks/ disc brakes/modern tires n wheels)all while keeping it relatively still oem looking.

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Nice looking Rancher.  Sounds like you have some neat upgrades planned.

 

You might look at the start in gear mod, as well as the selectable 4wd mod

 

 

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9 hours ago, jeepwm69 said:

Nice looking Rancher.  Sounds like you have some neat upgrades planned.

 

You might look at the start in gear mod, as well as the selectable 4wd mod

 

 

Both of these are awesome suggestions I’ve never even heard of, thanks!

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07-13 420 Rancher disc brakes will bolt on at the ball joints too, if you can find someone parting one out.  

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