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    Army shovel comes in handy and another must is the Bacho knife Double gun rack same a @Shootm they are good quality

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    Narva 70mm spots on front make a world of difference. If you add lights you should run them direct from battery via a relay connected to high beam, to avoid over loading the lighting circuit.

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    I can fit 2 packs, rifle, myself and teenage son and dog on this bike. Did a trip up the Wilberforce like that, the TRX 500 is a bit of a tractor.
    Rear storage unit has a compressor, tyre repair kit, tow rope and other shit.
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    Lights are 25W HID, put out an amazing amount of light. I have a large 12v battery in the back box to drive them, never ran out despite several hours out at a time. Both lights are fully adjustable on the move, which means I can have one pointing up and left and the other down and right etc. when you are on hill tracks. The winch lives in the rear box till I need it then plugs into a 2" receiver mounted at the rear. Gun mounts on the box as well are a bit over the top but i occasionally carry 3 guns depending where I'm shooting.
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    that's a well thought out setup, I like the idea of the winch being removable, no reason not to have an attachment both front and rear for it then, gives some options depending on which way round ya get stuck.
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    Damn you all, now I want one!! Next winter.... Maybe, guy has to have a project right?
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    Don't currently have a bike as we recently sold the family Gator.

    Question - who's running power steering on their quad bike? Last time I was using a quad for extended possum shooting, holding the spot with one hand and steering with the other resulted in a very tired arm by the end of the night. I've never ridden one with power steer so interested to hear some feed back.

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    Wouldn't ride one without it now, been spoilt by two quads with it. Have ridden my mates 750 without it, and at speed it tossed me twice ! I just don't have the arm strength to cope
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    Yea our king quad has power steer, its nice when doing irrigation as you can grab a sprinkler in your left hand and cruise along and place it somewhere else without fighting the steering with the other hand, it feels really strange at first though when you're used to a bit more feedback
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    Yeah wouldn't not have it now. @Ryan_Songhurst I use a suzuki 750 set up same as Tahr really,
    Box on front with gun rack between box and bars.
    Some of these quads look like absolute death traps to a daily quad user.
    Be careful where you put the gun racks as they have a tendency to go through people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Yeah wouldn't not have it now. @Ryan_Songhurst I use a suzuki 750 set up same as Tahr really,
    Box on front with gun rack between box and bars.
    Some of these quads look like absolute death traps to a daily quad user.
    Be careful where you put the gun racks as they have a tendency to go through people.


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    I have a mate that manages a farm down the road and they had a similar sort of thing setup on the back of a two wheeler for putting fence standards in, young Argentine girl didn't show up to work one morning, she had to ride about 5kms down the road from her house to the shed, his 2ic assumed she had slept in because he rang her and she wasn't answering, she got found three hours later as it got light in the grass on the side of the road with the bike on it's side and she had been pinned back and had the prongs from the holder stab her through the back and made a mess of one of her kidneys, ended up in intensive care in a coma for months, bloody lucky she survived.
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    The old "left the quad in reverse, then jumped on it in a hurry to take off" has seen more than a few people end up over the front, can imagine that racks etc could be a bit of a worry in that situation

    Edit: hilarious when nobody gets injured though

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Size:  695.5 KBMy TRX300, had from near new, never been a farm bike, used for hunting only. Used a scabbard that I had on a two wheeler originally.
    Prefer this setup if used in the bush, less chance of bent barrel. Use wire strainer for winching. Never bothered with changing the headlights as the excellent light from head lamps does the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Yeah wouldn't not have it now. @Ryan_Songhurst I use a suzuki 750 set up same as Tahr really,
    Box on front with gun rack between box and bars.
    Some of these quads look like absolute death traps to a daily quad user.
    Be careful where you put the gun racks as they have a tendency to go through people.


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    I hear what you're saying about the frames Brads. Mine is made out of fairly light gauge tube which bends easily. The steepest stuff on my place is a rough plough finish. The only time I've come off a bike was in my youth when I landed a jump on the 3 wheeler all wrong.
    If I had hills it would be a box with a lid on it like yours. Horses for courses I reckon

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    @tetawa love the army gaiter / hot hands

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    Hot grips are a must, have some ordered, Im not real keen on the idea of the mitts over the bars as have had them on a farm bike before and can be a bit of a hindrance when youre on and off all the time and I always envisage getting stuck in them if the bike were to roll. I like your astroturk though Tetawa, you should make a hole in one side so you can play mini golf haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Hot grips are a must, have some ordered, Im not real keen on the idea of the mitts over the bars as have had them on a farm bike before and can be a bit of a hindrance when youre on and off all the time and I always envisage getting stuck in them if the bike were to roll. I like your astroturk though Tetawa, you should make a hole in one side so you can play mini golf haha
    Gives the dogs great surface to stand on, not slipping and sliding like on wood.
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