Locked01 honda rubicon 500

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MudManF150
Puddle Jumper
2009/12/08 20:15:37
so im getting a 2001 honda rubicon 500 this weekend. what do i need to do/buy to make it a mud beast. please list in order. thanks
gmcz71
Outlaw Extremist
Re:01 honda rubicon 500 2009/12/08 20:18:00
their good bikes, just hope you dont have any Hondamatic problems because the first year of them was known for that.

Id put some 27" Silverbacks/Laws and a lift on it and see what you wanna do from there.
MudManF150
Puddle Jumper
Re:01 honda rubicon 500 2009/12/08 21:02:51
what is a hondamatic problem? sorry im a little new to atv's
mac102004
Respected Member
Re:01 honda rubicon 500 2009/12/09 06:24:27
Hondamatic is the transmisison that it has. It's basically like a hydrostatic trans. They were problematic back in 2001, most of them have had the transmission replaced and once it was replaced they were usually alright. A new one runs about $1500-2000. Something tells me they had problems with the oil pump chain falling off and it would ruin the Hondamatic too.
DEVSTONE
Dirt Monster
Re:01 honda rubicon 500 2009/12/09 07:39:46
Dang it!!! I don't wanna hear anymore negative comments about the hondamatic!! As soon as I fix mine nobody aloud to say anything!!
Johnny G.D.
Mud Pro
Re:01 honda rubicon 500 2009/12/09 17:04:57
27" or 28" Silverbacks or Outlaws,
a HMF pipe, jet kit, K&N, and a
snorkel. Maybe some Gorilla
axels.
muddinrancher
Mud Monster
Re:01 honda rubicon 500 2009/12/09 17:57:27
1. HMF pipe
2.K@N
4. Jet Kit
3.27-28" tires (S-backs)
4. Beverage Holder
5. Audiotube
6. Backrest

....yeah, ur good to go after that
MudManF150
Puddle Jumper
Re:01 honda rubicon 500 2009/12/09 19:48:05
If my uncle bought the honda brand new and the trans hasnt had any problems so far do you think their is still a chance it will mess up?
Ferg
Mud Master
Re:01 honda rubicon 500 2009/12/17 19:06:04
I got my rubicon when they first came out and no problems with it yet. every thing on it is original. excepted for gas and oil.  Just don't use D2 and you'll be fine.