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2007/02/27 12:40:37 (permalink)

WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE

I drive a 2006 Polaris Hawkeye 4x4, wondering if there are other Hawkeye drivers out there that has a winch installed on their ATV; other than a Warn? Looking to buy a winch for my ATV.
 
If so, what kind/size do you have (e.g, Gorilla, Venom) and any problems or tips on installing?
 
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    RSnatch
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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/27 20:49:13 (permalink)
    I have a Hawkeye, but I didn't add a winch...just a come-a-long.  back2sportsman used to have a Hawkeye with several mods.  Here's the link to his page:  http://www.adeesatv.net/index.html.  He did a lot of work on his Hawkeye.  He might can help you. 

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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/28 05:11:27 (permalink)
    I have an 06 hawk and put a 1500lb viper winch on with no problem, installed the contactor in the front left stow box and all has been good.   The only problem was that I had a brush guard and it would not go back on due the motor sticking out blocking the guard bolt plate, just need to get my welder bud to move the mounting bracket down and put the guard back on.   But the winch has been great no problems to date.
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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/28 08:12:35 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info.  Have not looked at the Viper winch, assume same as rest Venom/Gorllia.  Assume it came with a mounting plate for the Hawkeye.  Any particualr reason for installing the contactor in the stow box? I had some guys tell me they add an "on/off" switch to their's---added safety feature.
     
    Do you have a soruce for the Viper?
     
    Thanks again,
     
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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/28 08:22:25 (permalink)
    Got it off ebay, came with a mounting plate,  mounted in the front box cause I didn't want to run it to the back and figured that would be the dryest place.  It came with a rocker switch, didn't see a need for on-off switch,  very pleased with it so far.  Pretty simple install, took less than an hour.
    Do you still have the original 22' tires installed,  I did upgrade to 25" mudlites and boy what a differance it made riding in the mud.  Don't get stuck on the ruts anymore...
    Good luck
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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/28 08:35:47 (permalink)
    Yea, mine is still has the standard tires.....next thing to get on my wish list...kid in college--one more year to go---decide to start with lowest cost first---work my way up the list; winch, skid plate, tires. 
     
    I was surprized how good the tires that came with it worked. I went trhough one water/mud hole---scared me at first---deeper than I though---but the Hawkeye made it put with ease.
     
    I got my truck (2005 Toyota Tacomma Double cab) stuck in my back yard. With no help in the area (tractor or 4x4 trucks), I decied to give it a try with my Hawkeye. Cranked truck put it in gear at idle---not sure how much that helped, if any.
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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/28 08:37:42 (permalink)
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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/28 08:43:40 (permalink)
    Do you have a Hawkeye?
     
    I work on a military installation, unable to see pics (firewall).
     
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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/28 09:28:09 (permalink)
    Yes, I have a 2006 Hawkeye 4x4 with a 2000 lb Xtreme winch from Ebay.  I have several pictures of the install at the link you can't see.  I have 25" mudlites, and I drilled out the carb slide for a bit better throttle response.  It is a nice little bike. I like the tight belt "no lag" clutch set up far better than the setup on my sportsman.
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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/28 09:40:47 (permalink)
    I love my Hawkeye---does the same thing as the bigger boys for a lot less. I'm DAV, getting an ATV is one of the best investment I made. Able to get back to areas I have not hunted in years. Instead of a 26 min walk in able to ride to within a few mins. 
     
    Besides skid plate, ramp, tires, like to get a small tow behind trailer for an ATV also.
     
    I think my carb needs bigger jets or something, runs rich to me---fumes are strong---takes long time to warm up----ones once up fumes are not as strong.
     
    I learned not to let it set long time without cranking.....thought I would never get it cranked---set about 3-weeks. I have abot 11 hours on it. Get to ride mostly on weekends.
     
    I'll try you web site from home, looking fwd to seeing your pics. 
     
    Would you email me the link: stewhs@cableone.net
     
    Thanks
     
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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/28 10:23:50 (permalink)
    Hey Stewhs, What do you do in the AF, My son is stationed at Pope and he is an AGE Tech Sarge.  We ride with him all the time, he rides a honda trx300 4x4. 
     
    The pics of the install is just like mine , there some great pics, I forgot to take pics of the install..
     
    I work as a civilian Combat Systems Techrep here at Norfolk Naval Base.
    Later. 
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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/28 11:01:05 (permalink)
    I work as civillain also (civil service), 6.5 years prior service USAF, crew chief (F-101s, F-4s, T-38).  Served in Korea, Phillipians, Viet Nam (DAV), Thialand, and state side tours (Shaw AFB SC, Columbus AFB MS, Tyndall AFB FL). Served Oct 1969-April 1976
     
    I am Project Officer (PO) and Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) overseeing an academic and simulator maintenance contracts( T-37, T-38, T-6A, T-1A) at Columbus AFB MS (AETC) which provide support to student pilot training.
     
    I use to work for a company in Virginia (Newport News), Remtech Services, Inc (Jan 2000-Mar 2004).
     
    I've lived in Columbus since Oct 1985. Started out here civil service (data processing and message center), job went contract in Nov 1987, went to work for contractor, worked gov't contracts Nov 1987-March 2004 as On-Site Project Manager. Last contract I managed was phased out in March 2004, applied for current job civil service position and was hired Nov 2004.
     
    My home state is Mississippi, Gulf Coast area.
     
    Can you email me your web link or pics to my home email, unable to open at work (firewall): stewhs@cableone.net
     
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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/02/28 21:28:14 (permalink)
    After ya'll put the 25" Mudlites on, could you tell much difference in loss of power in mudholes and with general riding?  I'm going to buy some Mudlites soon, but I'm also buying some ITP type 6 wheels to offset the increased weight of the mudlites.  With the addition of aluminum wheels with the new tires, I think the increase in weight of the tire and rim will be small.

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    RE: WINCH FOR 2006 POLARIS HAWKEYE 2007/03/01 05:05:10 (permalink)
    We didn't see any difference, it runs great , plenty of power thru the mud and water.

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