Ask anyone who installed a power steering kit in their Honda Pioneer, and they’ll likely tell you that it’s one of the best upgrades you could possibly buy. Sure, you might be able to get some steering benefits from inflating or deflating your tires and adding a steering knob, but on bumpy trails, slushy snow, and thick peanut-butter mud, a few hours of steering is tantamount to a few hours pumping iron in the gym. Even for Honda Pioneer owners with strong arms, however, power steering kits not only make riding easier, but they also improve rider performance and safety. After all, you use your Pioneer to accomplish feats that your legs cannot. So why be a macho man and refuse the benefits of a Honda Pioneer power steering kit? Say farewell to bump steer and usher in smoother steering action with power steering in your Honda Pioneer.
Some editions of the Honda Pioneer come stock with power steering. But don’t fret if yours did not. An aftermarket power steering kit for the Honda Pioneer — such as the EZ Steer kit by SuperATV — can be easily installed without needing to take the dash out — just slide it back and remove the hood and fenders. If you have a front lift, you’ll have to take it off to install the mounting bracket for the power steering unit. Regardless of the other modifications you run, you’ll need to trim some plastic by the top where the unit sits, as well as by the steering knuckle. All in all, though, it shouldn’t take more than a few hours to install with a friend or two lending a hand. Flipping the seatback on your Honda Pioneer is the cheapest upgrade you can make, while things like shocks are guaranteed to make your ride smoother. But most riders would agree that power steering is hands down the best upgrade you can make to your machine — and most kick themselves for not doing it right off the bat. You may not need to steer your Honda Pioneer with your pinky, but with a Honda Pioneer power steering kit, you definitely can!