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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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9 hours ago, Velvetlinedcasket said:

My Elka’s delivered much earlier than I was quoted. Can’t wait to see how these perform.

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Oooooo, we’re gonna need a review on those!

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I bought cheap brand brake pads awhile back when I was doing all the maintenance. They never worked phenomal in the past, but more specifically cuz they’ve never worked perfectly since the day I bought it, always had a drag to them. I’ve never bothered with em in the past, and wrote them off as being ruined from the typical water damage. Given the age, and me not being the original owner, most people treat these things like boats 99% of the time. I was very confident they were ruined by water... and I really wasn’t expecting what I found. Just thought I’d share.

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Also, as mentioned originally,  I’m still going to convert them to disc brakes most definitely. I had a limited amount of money to put in it, to get it running etc.

As of right now I have a small Round #2 list of things I want,so far will be the heated grips, heated seat element, Xenon white/blue headlight bulbs, the disc brake conversion,

Possibly debating on handlebar risers-maybe aftermarket aluminum bars that I found that are almost identical to the factory Honda handlebar bend. 

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2 hours ago, Velvetlinedcasket said:

Also, as mentioned originally,  I’m still going to convert them to disc brakes most definitely. I had a limited amount of money to put in it, to get it running etc.

As of right now I have a small Round #2 list of things I want,so far will be the heated grips, heated seat element, Xenon white/blue headlight bulbs, the disc brake conversion,

Possibly debating on handlebar risers-maybe aftermarket aluminum bars that I found that are almost identical to the factory Honda handlebar bend. 

 

 

When you order brakes , if you decide to go with SuperATV , call them on the phone , tell them your a member of ATVHonda and get 10% off 

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