A hockey puck with a hole drilled through it, or a small Kong dog toy work as a stopper for the winch. and they are cheap. most winches don't come with the stopper.
Personally, I'd add the plate for the fairlead. I hate that my winch is sucked in behind my bumper. and hands down Guru is the way to go.
My list of must haves on a new ATV. in this order. Winch, Tires, Protection. you've got the winch. Tires, and clutch kits are the best bang for your buck performance modifications that can me made to an ATV. And you're looking into protection. I'm on the full skids side of the fence myself. But if you don't want plastic, Making your own Aluminum skids is relatively easy to do and would cost you less than buying the Ricochet skids. PM me if you have any questions about building your own. Can be done with a jig saw, a drill, a rubber mallet, and a vice.
The rest are all creature comforts that are really based on your own personal needs/requirements for the uses your machine will see.
As for things to do about protecting against the failures that people post about. Maintenance and smart riding are the best ways to prevent issues. as far as the heat goes, get it ceramic coated. My local coater would do the header pipe for $70 and the full exhaust for $160. It reduces the heat, and protects the metal from rust, unlike wrapping, which can cause premature rusting.
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2007 Hawkeye 300
17HP of gutless glory
25" STI Black Diamond ATRs
Pure Polaris Deluxe front Brush guard
Pure Polaris hand guards
4" LED on the pod
8" LED light bar on the front bumper.
Tamarack Titan Luxury Lounger
Cabela's Chainsaw mount
Badlands 2500 lbs. winch w/remote and Kong winch saver.
Full Aluminum Skid plate and A-arm guards(custom built)
Pure Polaris Front rack extension
Quadworks Stage 1 power kit
- K&N Highflow reusable filter
- Quadworks highflow prefilter
- Dynojet kit
2" rear spring spacers
Custom built road drag grader
Rear bumper/brush guard