Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Carson City, NV
I want to start by saying I love my Rincon and I have not had any problems with it. However there are some issues with it that keep coming up. The first was the transmission o-ring problem. Honda should have known better. Then there is the oil pump chain. The pump should have been direct drive as almost every engine they have built has. They could have put a better chain on it and a tensioner to keep it tight. Next was the cam issues. Again Honda should have had better quality control with it. Then there is problems with the connectors to sensors. They get fouled and break. They could have done better. Later on they moved to fuel injection. There has been a lot of problems with that, mostly the fuel pump and filter. However a better move would have been to go to direct injection with a injector screwed into the cylinder head. Honda went from a 650 cc engine to 680, they should have gone to 800 or 900 cc. Also most would agree that the stock tires they put on it are crap. Charge me a little more and put good rubber on it. Most of us had to do that soon after purchase. I know hindsight is 20/20, but Honda has fallen way behind other manufactures with the Rincon class of ATV's. Over the 16 years the Rincon has been out Honda has just not given a dam. It is a shame because the Rincon Platform is great. Honda should have upgraded it into a two seater, gave it a bigger engine and a four speed transmission with a low first gear.
Just my opinion of course.
2005 Green Rincon, Dynotek Ignition, Dynotek HP Coil, HMF Utility Exhaust, K&N Air Filter with Outerwear, DynoJet Spring and Needle, Keihin Jets 162 Main, 52 Pilot ,TPI Valves, 2500 Super Winch, Warn Front Bumper, ATV-GURU Rear Bumper, HighLifter Front Springs, A\P Belly Plate\w front and rear Stick Gaurds, ITP Wheels, Bighorn 25 inch Tires, AIPP Headlight Bulbs, Temp Gauge, Modified A\F Screw, Tiny Tach, Rear Hitch, ATV Guru Front Tow Hook, Stainless Steel 17-4 Tie Rods