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So I bought a winch and a kfi mount plate. The KFI instructions suggest mounting the contactor on the right outside of the rear storage box. I mounted the one on my 350 rancher inside the storage box (never a problem in 16 years but it took up storage space so I’m not doing that again). Also I was thinking there might be some space somewhere around the gas tank. 

 

Where have yall mounted yours?

 

BTW, I bought a harbor freight zxr 3500. It was only $120 with a coupon I found online. I’ve gone ahead and mounted the handle bar switch behind my cup holder and the remote receptacle in the front storage compartment. The mount was just delivered so I hope to install the rest in the morning. 

 

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I always put mine in the back storage box.  Make them easy to get to if they need replacement or work.

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I ended up mounting it above the a arms, just behind the right headlight on the side of the oil cooler shroud. This is similar to the location of the one on my commander. 

 

Years ago I put the one on my rancher in the box. It just made my storage box less useful. 

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I am looking at a winch mount for my 450. Read your post about the KFI plates. looks pretty good. Do you have a pic of the front after its mounted? It almost looks like it has a front plate built in that goes in front of the bumper. I was going to get a hook holster too at some point, but it looks like they'd clash.

 

Thanks!

 

Whoops. Click another link on their page and I think I answered my question. May interfere...but its all behind the bumper.

 

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13 minutes ago, 87Iroc said:

@slowindown

 

I am looking at a winch mount for my 450. Read your post about the KFI plates. looks pretty good. Do you have a pic of the front after its mounted? It almost looks like it has a front plate built in that goes in front of the bumper. I was going to get a hook holster too at some point, but it looks like they'd clash.

 

Thanks!

 

Whoops. Click another link on their page and I think I answered my question. May interfere...but its all behind the bumper.

 

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AGAIN.....KFI PLATE!!!. mounts behind the front bumper.

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Posted (edited)

Here’s the drybox mount in my TRX300 — you may have to remove the 450/500 drybox to get the contactor centered. I recommend you use a big grommet for yhe cable passage or wrap lotsa tape to prevent wire chafing

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2 hours ago, shadetree said:

AGAIN.....KFI PLATE!!!. mounts behind the front bumper.

 

Overuse of capitals shade? Or just saying its the Shade approved plate?

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2 minutes ago, 87Iroc said:

 

Overuse of capitals shade? Or just saying its the Shade approved plate?

no..its called trying to teach that china guy to buy the CORRECT PARTS !..LOL.

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Just now, _Wilson_™ said:

maybe .... but at least it's not china made ... lol! 

shushhh..you'll have him thinking all china stuff is good stuff ?!..lol.

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lol, well at least it MAYBE won't be Polaris ... bikes ... that would be a NEW low    no offence ... oh400ex ... :-) 

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4 hours ago, 87Iroc said:

@slowindown

 

I am looking at a winch mount for my 450. Read your post about the KFI plates. looks pretty good. Do you have a pic of the front after its mounted? It almost looks like it has a front plate built in that goes in front of the bumper. I was going to get a hook holster too at some point, but it looks like they'd clash.

 

Thanks!

 

Whoops. Click another link on their page and I think I answered my question. May interfere...but its all behind the bumper.

 

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Heres a couple of pics that shows how much it sticks out.  Only the fairlead sticks out not the kfi plate.  Those pics include the shackle plate I made which mounts to the bottom of the kfi plate and is shown in this thread link:  

 

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2 hours ago, _Wilson_™ said:

lol, well at least it MAYBE won't be Polaris ... bikes ... that would be a NEW low    no offence ... oh400ex ... 🙂

 

 I have  never owned a Polaris... am I offended because people pay me to work on them? 😂

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1 hour ago, slowindown said:

 

Heres a couple of pics that shows how much it sticks out.  Only the fairlead sticks out not the kfi plate.  Those pics include the shackle plate I made which mounts to the bottom of the kfi plate and is shown in this thread link:  

 

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this not a trx450..not even the same set up on the front area.

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this is not mine, but same trx450fm ( 2003 ), this is green, mine is red, notice how far out the hook is :-).

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Thanks guys.  (Except the China contingent.   Of course. 😉 )
 

 

I am assuming aluminum products skid plate hook holster is not compatible with a kfi mount?

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23 minutes ago, shadetree said:

this is not mine, but same trx450fm ( 2003 ), this is green, mine is red, notice how far out the hook is :-).

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Thanks.  That helps.  Good looking machine. Just needs LED pods

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1 hour ago, slowindown said:

 

Heres a couple of pics that shows how much it sticks out.  Only the fairlead sticks out not the kfi plate.  Those pics include the shackle plate I made which mounts to the bottom of the kfi plate and is shown in this thread link:  

 

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Thanks for the pics! I didn’t realize nose was so different

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56 minutes ago, shadetree said:

this not a trx450..not even the same set up on the front area.

correct

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27 minutes ago, 87Iroc said:


Thanks.  That helps.  Good looking machine. Just needs LED pods

i built that green 2003 for a good friend of mine, paid 400 bucks for it, done a ground up restore on it, he bought all new oem parts, warn pro vantage 2500-s, kfi roller fairlead, kfi mounting plate. and no, he did not want a stupid light bar on it...lol. all labor was free for him.

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here's mine, minus the winch, i did not have the warn winch installed when i took these pics, but it has the same look as the green one ^^^. notice the miles/hours on her ?..lol.

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6 hours ago, shadetree said:

notice the miles/hours on her ?..lol.

 

Did @AKATV poke it with a stick?

 

Love the no stickers look! Have you considered getting a wing for it?

I have some large wings that I like to install wrapped around the tank for a "factory graphics" sort of look.

 

I could see a 10-12 inch black wing looking awesome on that bike... can get a smaller one for a more stock look

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7 hours ago, oh400ex said:

 

 I have  never owned a Polaris... am I offended because people pay me to work on them? 😂

 

wait.... now... lol those are sure enough job security ...for those who dare ... cause you fix them, and they come right back for more repairs ..... . i myself ... wouldn't touch one.... 

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