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2017/06/10 15:58:33 (permalink)

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What would be the best way too get a lil more power out of my honda rancher 400
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    Re: Honda rancher 2017/06/10 16:54:14 (permalink)
    Sale it



    But if you're stuck with it best bang for the buck is Gear reduction. Hondas are not power houses, especially the 400s
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    Re: Honda rancher 2017/06/10 17:21:06 (permalink)
    I'm not wanting something bad **** I just want all I can get out of it without boring and decreasing the reliability and **** ........would hmf exhaust and jet out with k&n make any noticeble different..........and so far I have no luck finding a fear reduction for the at model
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    Re: Honda rancher 2017/06/10 18:38:55 (permalink)
    It will give it a little bit but don't expect it to pull the front wheels up.


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    Re: Honda rancher 2017/06/10 18:40:20 (permalink)
    Thanks man
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    Re: Honda rancher 2017/06/12 11:16:54 (permalink)
    Sell it.  Seriously. 
     
    The 400AT's are probably the WORST ATV Honda has made.  They are just a bad design. 
     
    No performance mods are going to help.  If it runs and drives well now, sell it before you kill it.  The only way those 400's don't go **** up is to leave them BONE STOCK and ride them like a grandpa.  Even going up an inch on tire size will smoke the clutches in no time. 
     
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    Re: Honda rancher 2017/06/12 11:28:25 (permalink)
    Taking a bone stock unit and making it bad-to-the-bone is what we have done for 20+ years. Now having said that, what others have said about selling it is your best bet. We have exactly zero items that will honestly make it perform better. Sell it and then carefully evaluate another unit that will put a smile on your face for the conditions in your riding area. 

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    Re: Honda rancher 2017/06/13 00:50:35 (permalink)
    Will the rancher 350 motor fit
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    Re: Honda rancher 2017/06/13 00:54:33 (permalink)
    And I've seen many of them get rode hard and get up in miles and have no issues just as long as you keep them in es mode and gear it right clutches ain't a problem mines hot 3567 and still no issues but it's hardly ever been rode in automatic and it don't ever get babied
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    Re: Honda rancher 2017/06/13 09:03:50 (permalink)
    A 350 motor might swap in, but you'd need all the electrical crap too.  As cheap as 350's are you'd be better off buying a 350 and selling the 400.
     
    I've seen Pintos still running too, but as a design, they were still a POS.   There's a reason 400AT's are cheap when you see them for sale; nobody wants them.
     
    The 400AT's are iffy enough if you keep them stock.  If you mod them, they will not last.  There may be exceptions to that rule, but I wouldn't own one.  I almost bought my uncle's 06 that had about 300 miles on it.  I'm glad I didn't.  They guy who bought it has it in the shop all the time.   Every one I've seen that wasn't bone stock with <500 miles on it has had blown clutches or a dead Hondamatic.  The 400 isn't enough motor to run the Hondamatic.
     
    If you are looking for more power, sell it and buy something different.  Sinking any money into a 400AT is throwing away good money after bad.
     
    I was looking for an automatic Rancher for the wife, passed on the 400AT due to all the problems they have, and bought a 420AT.  Put a 500 top end on it and an 18% gear reduction in it.  Both mods used stock Honda parts from other machines.  You get disc brakes, a serviceable transmission, and IRS. 
     
     
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