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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-08-2018, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Given the years Iíve been on this forum it sure seems like it is dying based upon the lack of activity and new members. In no way is this tied to the membersí loyalty to the Rincon, it is that the Rincon is now outdated relative to the competition, way outdated. Anyone heard of credible improvements to the Rincon? I still love my 2012 and it does all I need yet it has room for improvement but later versions are still nearly identical. Iíd love for the sight to be revitalized by new owners of new versions but until Honda steps up and makes radical changes this is a dying platform. Thanks for reading my rant.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2018, 08:25 AM
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Appreciate the thought...

People have been saying that for years, but Honda keeps selling them...

15 years later, and we are still here, along with the Rincon..
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Being new to the ATV world and buying a 2003 Rincon I'm thinking it's more a change in the times.
Fuel injection means less tinkering and better performance.
Lots of info here if you dig around so why join the talk.

As far as the comment of Honda needs to make some changes to the machines, ( If it ain't broke, don't touch it).
Don't mean to be a butt head but a member for 5 years and a 135 posts could apply also.

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Yeah my rincons sits unused while I ride my rzr.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 09:31 PM
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Purchased a new 2015 Rincon today. So, I guess I'll be the only one posting in this forum if there's any truth behind your rant. Lol....
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-20-2018, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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The Rincon is still an amazing machine and meets most folks needs. Given the tenure of the same design it makes it easily and inexpensively repairable given the quantity of parts because everything has been the same for so long. I'd compare it to the Toyota Tacoma, it had been the same forever. We all know that with a few slight improvements the Rincon would be at the top of the heap in short order. By staying the same it helps with resale value, not that I'll be selling anytime soon. I just like to see the best that it could be and Rincon is now a generation behind.
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Power steering would be nice.. No complaints otherwise
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Power steering would be nice.. No complaints otherwise
I sold my Rincon 2 years ago and bought a 2017 Rubicon with p/s. Loved everything about it except the lack of power and 5 speed transmission. I decided to sell it and a buddy of mine wanted it. He was riding a Rancher 420 with p/s and IRS. I tried to tell him there was limited power, but he wanted it, so I sold it to him. His statement was, I like it, but its not the upgrade I expected from the Rancher. So doing some research I noticed the 2015 and newer Brute Force 750, had the same seat height, the same wheel base and almost the same weight as the Rubicon. I found a good deal on a 2016 with 200 miles and I bought it. Now it's a v-twin, so there isn't any comparison when it comes to power. Its really fast. The power steering is great. But the belt drive always bothers me. And it doesn't handle as well, or even close, to how well the Rubicon did. If Honda put P/S on the Rincon, I swear, I would sell the Brute Force and buy a Rincon tomorrow. Now this is just a forum, and anyone can say anything they want. But I have 3 buddies of mine who would do the same thing. Yea, one guy has my old Rubicon. Keep in mind we're all order and have pretty good jobs, so I'm not talking about pissing money away, I'm talking about spending money on our main hobby. I'll be 51 this year, and if I could buy a Rincon with P/S it would probably be the last ATV I ever owned. Because sooner or later I'll be in a SXS full time, and hopefully its a Talon.

I'm not bashing the Rincon, or this site. I would guess about 80% of people would love to see a updated Rincon with power steering. But don't put that freaking slow 5 speed DCT transmission in it. Stick with what it is.

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Mine is a 2003. It has almost 13,000 miles on it. It still runs as well as the day I bought it. I have other toys occupying my time, but I still fire it up and use it around the house quite often. The carb has always worked fine. The drum brakes have never needed shoes. I have owned 6 Toyota trucks.......hmm.

I think it is partly that all ATVs are now second chair to the new SXS machines. One ride in the woods will show you this. I still like my Rincon.

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Whats there to rant about? Forums are on the downgrade thanks to smart phones. The Rincon itself I dont know, I still have\love my 2004 yellow Rincon, works like new.....needs new shoes though.

I used to be on this forum and others daily but Facebook, Whatsapp and Messenger have taken over my life. I still look at Forums like the JeepForum, Tractorbynet and Rinconriders but its changed from daily to seldom. Glad to see RinconRiders still going strong.

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