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Hoping someone might know the answer to this.

I have a perfectly good RT40 winch I would like to use on my Wolverine however will the OEM mount work with it ? as well as the OEM connectors for the relay ?

I see KFI makes one compatible by drilling 2 holes, but it doesn't come with the Connectors for the relay and I can't find it in Canada.
 

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You would have to drill holes in the OEM one if you need to drill holes in the KFI mount to install your winch. I already went through this because I had a Warn 4000 lb winch that had a bigger mounting pattern than the two winches recommended by Yamaha. If your winch has a Hawse fairlead, I would not recommend the KFI mount because of the cutout on the front of the mount. The Hawse fairlead doesn't cover the entire opening so it doesn't look right.
 

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Thanks, so you have the OEM one with the Warn 4000 ? Than you have my exact situation and I was leaning to the OEM one glad to know it will work
 

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Thanks, so you have the OEM one with the Warn 4000 ? Than you have my exact situation and I was leaning to the OEM one glad to know it will work
No. I got a buy on a new Warn vantage 4000 - s when I owned my Honda Pioneer. I figured I would just keep it and mount it up on the Wolverine. I ordered the KFI mount because it was only $50 vs the $150. The winch had a wider bolt pattern (3.0" x 6.59") than the Warn Pro Vantage 3500 Winch or Warn Vantage 3000 Winches recommended by Yamaha which have a (3.0" x 4.88") bolt pattern. So I would have had to drill two holes in the mounting plate, and the two holes in the bumper because the winch holes were too wide. You could get away with one hole, but would have to shift the winch to the side and it might look off center. The OEM mount will also require you to drill two holes. I did not want to drill into the plate or the bumper because I plan on plowing with it and do not want to help the rust. I ended up returning the KFI mount and buying the OEM one. I had gotten a deal on the 4000 and only paid $225 new in the box. I brought it to the dealer hoping to get a $150 store credit and he took it even swap for a new vantage 3000-s that retailed for $379. The instructions that came with the OEM mount were much more helpful than the ones for the KFI mount.
 
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