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Old 11-14-2005, 11:42 AM   #1
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I do alot of riding with Rincons and in good fun, I'm usually the butt end of the joke, CAT this, CAT that, I'm sure I'm not the only one. Although usually not bothered with it, the one that keeps coming back and really starting to annoy me is "Honda reliability". I keep hearing over and over "No other bike in the entire universe is more reliable than a Honda", which brings me to my question.

What defines reliability, and is CAT considered a reliable ATV?

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Old 11-14-2005, 11:52 AM   #2
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You tell all those weak, no gc having, drum brake, 3 wheel drive rincons that honda's reliabilty has been going down hill since 01.

Just tell them that and they should shut up. The damn bike doesn't even have a low range. WHO DOES THAT!?!?!?!?!
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Old 11-14-2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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Personally, I think reliability doesn't depend on what brand name it is. No one company can build a perfect anything... And even when they try, stuff still goes wrong. Just the nature of mechanical stuff I guess.

So keeping that in mind, everyone has to realize that companies do build some stuff many of us would call crappy. Could have the most reliable thing on the market, but it probably has a part or two on it that could've been better designed.

Personally, I wouldn't mind a rare minor failure once in a while... As long as the performance is there!

I mean... What good is something that doesn't break if it's overall design causes inferior performance?
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Old 11-14-2005, 12:13 PM   #4
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Well I hear the same stuff from my group of friends who have (honda, Yamah, Pol, Kawi) its fun. Just like ford and chevy and I own a Dodge. Honda makes a good bike but feature for feature and I'm talking 05 400 class CATS owned them, Disc brakes, IRS. They laugh and taunt but when it comes to deep water/mud I get put on point or the job to help pull them out as one of my honda pals states "if you can't make it we know we aren't." Tie this up with a little upkeep, little to no maintenance and price, the cat still rules the roost. I could give you items, belts, bearing, axles, headlight, overheating, etc that they have replaced and I'm still running fine on what her mommy gave her.

considered reliable ATV's? Yes
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Old 11-14-2005, 12:16 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Cattywompus@Nov 14 2005, 01:13 PM
Well I hear the same stuff from my group of friends who have (honda, Yamah, Pol, Kawi) its fun. Just like ford and chevy and I own a Dodge.* Honda makes a good bike but feature for feature and I'm talking 05 400 class CATS owned them, Disc brakes, IRS.* They laugh and taunt but when it comes to deep water/mud I get put on point or the job to help pull them out as one of my honda pals states "if you can't make it we know we aren't."* Tie this up with a little upkeep, little to no maintenance and price, the cat still rules the roost.* I could give you items, belts, bearing, axles, headlight, overheating, etc that they have replaced and I'm still running fine on what her mommy gave her.

considered reliable ATV's?* Yes
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Hmmmm.....Well said

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Old 11-14-2005, 12:17 PM   #6
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Those are usually the one's that don't break! The ones low on performance. The more power, GC, gears, lockers, tires, and any other goodies makes it allot harder to keep reliability up. The old saying "it's just more things to break!"
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tell them how much they like there honda when they get stuck in 1 foot of mud or snow that and ask them how they like there electric shift when u splash water on it
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:05 PM   #9
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I found out long ago that Honda 3 wheelers and 4 wheelers are very reliable/dependable but they certainly do not walk on water. They can break down, develop oil leaks, be cold natured, use oil just like other machinery.
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