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mower&more1986
09-10-2007, 11:04 PM
how many do you guys or gals like go four wheeling or atving
what ever you call it. I use to like to ride my sportsmen on weekends.
but havent gone out in a while think i'm planing to go to some atv trail.:)

mikes landscaping
09-11-2007, 02:39 PM
my uncle has 165 acres and he has 6 quads, im down there practically every weekend riding asnd doing yard work. he had over 20 miles of maintaned trails on his property alone. its awsome

mower&more1986
09-11-2007, 02:55 PM
:clapping: glad to see you guys voting.:clapping:
Rember life is not all about work you gotta have some fun some time:)

bscill
09-11-2007, 04:53 PM
I race tt or flat track on a national level.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k207/bscill/DSCF4196.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k207/bscill/IMG_1521.jpg

Petr51488
09-11-2007, 07:12 PM
I'm actually going this weekend for the first time since last winter. Shows how much time i have! lol

dcondon
09-11-2007, 07:30 PM
My wife and I go when we can. I use mine (red ) all the time around the house.

mower&more1986
09-11-2007, 07:54 PM
its crappy cell phone pic but it will have to do until the weekend when i get to ride and remember
to take a picture:hammerhead: sorry the garage is a mess:hammerhead:

deere615
09-11-2007, 08:53 PM
heres mine, I paid for it my self got it a little less than a year ago! I used to go every weekend up my camp until the nieghbors kept calling the cops. Now I just go once in a while.
PS its got alittle bit of mud but not much!
88898

J&R Landscaping
09-11-2007, 10:38 PM
I'll go riding every now and then. My uncle's friend has 6-7 acres about 100 miles from where I live at. We go up there around 4th of July and then for a day or two here and there.

The property has a stream on it for fishing as well so its a great little over night camping spot!

mower&more1986
09-11-2007, 10:43 PM
This the park i like to ride at. it in rockford Illinois. It called the
:clapping: rocky glen ohv park.:clapping:
Heres a link to there website
http://www.rockyglenohv.com/
and have a nice day:waving:

ATVracer
09-11-2007, 11:54 PM
I raced GNCC(National cross country series) races for about 3 years. Since my business took off last year I have pretty much called it quits but will again when the time comes. Still enjoy riding though.

mower&more1986
09-13-2007, 01:13 PM
:clapping: bump. lets keep it going:clapping:

AbsoluteH&L
09-13-2007, 01:32 PM
I just had mine out for Labor day, first time since last year in early winter. I swamped it last time I was out, got home changed the oil and started it up. It has sat for nearly a year since then, battery dead, jumped it with the mower. Started it up, drove around the yard, put it on the trailer and it ran good all weekend. Got to love a Honda!

cgaengineer
09-13-2007, 07:43 PM
I have a little Honda Recon ES that I use from time to time, got it about 2 years ago used its a 2004 and it looks brand new. I use it mostly around the house to pull my garden trailer and picup sticks and carry fertilizer and pine straw. I like the Recon because its small, has plenty of power for me and it fits in garage with all my lawn care junk. I used to have a Yamaha Blaster but injured myself on it and I sold it. The Blaster was tons of fun once I changed the rear tires out for smaller diameter low profile kevlar belted ones. I had install a FMF pipe (And jets) and a twist throttle.

mower&more1986
09-13-2007, 08:12 PM
nothing wrong about putting an atv to work
:clapping: because it can be used for both work and play.:clapping:

AbsoluteH&L
09-13-2007, 08:28 PM
nothing wrong about putting an atv to work
:clapping: because it can be used for both work and play.:clapping:

Thats how I sold the idea of getting a 4 wheeler to my wife. But hun, I can use it for work.:rolleyes: I bought my 02 foreman used in 04 with under 40 hours. It's been great. I have thought about getting a little recon for the wife. My dad has one and it is a blast, so small and light. It steers nice and easy because it is a 2wd. I can zip through tight trails and bash it down through a creek bed and it just asks for more. Ops I hope my dad doesn't ever see that. :nono:

cgaengineer
09-13-2007, 08:40 PM
Thats how I sold the idea of getting a 4 wheeler to my wife. But hun, I can use it for work.:rolleyes: I bought my 02 foreman used in 04 with under 40 hours. It's been great. I have thought about getting a little recon for the wife. My dad has one and it is a blast, so small and light. It steers nice and easy because it is a 2wd. I can zip through tight trails and bash it down through a creek bed and it just asks for more. Ops I hope my dad doesn't ever see that. :nono:

I followed my fried on his Sportsman 500 4x4 everywhere he went with my little Recon, I did have ground clearence issues where he didnt, but I just went around them. The Recon is a great little machine, simple engine with no timing chain to mess with.

If you get the Recon for wife, get the ES...its so easy to shift a caveman could do it!

AbsoluteH&L
09-13-2007, 08:48 PM
The es is nice if you don't want to get your feet wet and are in high water:laugh:

cantoo
09-13-2007, 11:03 PM
We have suzuki 400 Eiger, Polaris 325 magnum and a suzuki vinson.
Went to an auction tonight and had final bid on a polaris 330 4x4 and a 500 sportsman 500. Won't know until tomorrow if we got them or not. Price was pretty low so won't be surprised if I don't get them. Also had last bid on two ski doo sleds that I don't really need either. Someone rides our every weekend.

mower&more1986
09-14-2007, 05:45 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VXqLqZzUf3g&mode=user&search=
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pd1t3fjy3Ho
:clapping: This thing looks awesome:clapping:

lawnandplow42
09-14-2007, 06:21 PM
i do when i have the time
2006 Kawasaki KFX 400

for sale actually:cry:

mower&more1986
09-16-2007, 01:55 AM
bump
maybe someday I"ll get one of these
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pB-GmwjHiqE
and one of my favorite foods fired chicken
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCt6golf99Y
I'm going to try to make my own to save money lol

FearThisDeere
09-16-2007, 05:54 PM
I just bought a 2001 Polaris Scrambler 500 4X4. I love it. It is such a snice machine. I ride it pretty much 3 or 4 times a week, sometimes more when the condition are good. My land borders a 1,000 acre town forrest with miles and miles of trails, mud bogs, mild jumps, straighaways, sand dunes, and rivers. You can also get out onto the powerlines (SHHHHH... don't tell anyone) and ride for around 100 miles. Yeah, I love every second of it! I just got back from a 20 mile run.:weightlifter:

mower&more1986
09-16-2007, 06:32 PM
that is going to be my next quad someday
ever raced a sportsman 500 h.o.?
do you know which one faster?
I would think it can corner a hole alot better than my sportsman
but of course thank goodness the sportsman is paid for lol

dRam2500CT
09-16-2007, 11:09 PM
I just bought a 2001 Polaris Scrambler 500 4X4. I love it. It is such a snice machine. I ride it pretty much 3 or 4 times a week, sometimes more when the condition are good. My land borders a 1,000 acre town forrest with miles and miles of trails, mud bogs, mild jumps, straighaways, sand dunes, and rivers. You can also get out onto the powerlines (SHHHHH... don't tell anyone) and ride for around 100 miles. Yeah, I love every second of it! I just got back from a 20 mile run.:weightlifter:

Bah, I'm jealous, that's the kind of land I want when I'm older... How about I buy a quad and come ride with you :laugh:

Edit: back on topic, no I don't ride... have ridden an atv twice, but not on trails or anything, just around some small property. Looks like fun though.

FearThisDeere
09-17-2007, 09:00 PM
that is going to be my next quad someday
ever raced a sportsman 500 h.o.?
do you know which one faster?
I would think it can corner a hole alot better than my sportsman
but of course thank goodness the sportsman is paid for lol
My uncle had a Sportsman 500 HO and we have race a couple of times but my reaction time is much better lol. I beat him off the line and never look back. Mine is MUCH lighter and more compact than the Sportsman. It'll cut through the mud better and everything, but I just really like the look of the Sportsman. It does corner like a dream. I have never bought myself a toy, so this was my one splurge. My first ATV was junk, so i got this bad boy. Paid cash for it and walked out the door. Best decision I've made. When I'm having a bad day I jsut go out fora short ride and come back with a smile on my face. A few jumps and all my worries are gone.

deere615
09-17-2007, 09:06 PM
I just bought a 2001 Polaris Scrambler 500 4X4. I love it. It is such a snice machine. I ride it pretty much 3 or 4 times a week, sometimes more when the condition are good. My land borders a 1,000 acre town forrest with miles and miles of trails, mud bogs, mild jumps, straighaways, sand dunes, and rivers. You can also get out onto the powerlines (SHHHHH... don't tell anyone) and ride for around 100 miles. Yeah, I love every second of it! I just got back from a 20 mile run.:weightlifter:

Lol nice quad my one friend got a trailblazer and he trys to take it everywhere we take our 4x4's he gets it stuck so much:hammerhead: but its still fun!

FearThisDeere
09-17-2007, 09:15 PM
Bah, I'm jealous, that's the kind of land I want when I'm older... How about I buy a quad and come ride with you :laugh:

Edit: back on topic, no I don't ride... have ridden an atv twice, but not on trails or anything, just around some small property. Looks like fun though.

I am so lucky to have all this land around me. I never have to trailer anywhere. When you buy one, look me up lol. I'm always looking for more people to ride with.
:weightlifter:

FearThisDeere
09-17-2007, 09:18 PM
Lol nice quad my one friend got a trailblazer and he trys to take it everywhere we take our 4x4's he gets it stuck so much:hammerhead: but its still fun!

My old '96 Trailblazer was a beast. I had some brand new Maxxis Razrs on it and it would go anywhere I wanted it to, but when it got stuck, it was stuck. It was light enough to push but still a pain. The problem was it just never worked and would die on me in the middle of nowhere. The previous owner had trashed it. One time the throttle stuck wide open and then later that night the rear swingarm broke in half at 30 MPH, caught a root, and flipped me twice. Thank god for helmets. I'll never ride without a helmet.

mower&more1986
09-19-2007, 12:17 AM
If having problems getting stuck I shugest you get some new mudlite tires at
http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/common/Frontpage.jsp lol bump

ljrce
09-19-2007, 02:35 AM
well here is my 07 kawasaki prarrie 360 4x4 warn 2500 and hmf pipe and k&n air filter after a long day of play here is a pic with out the hmf on it
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/ljrce/0429071453.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/ljrce/0429071452-1.jpg

Envy Lawn Service
09-19-2007, 03:38 AM
I race tt or flat track on a national level.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k207/bscill/DSCF4196.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k207/bscill/IMG_1521.jpg

Hey man... tell me the truth...

How often is the maintenance on the 450R engine?
Oil changes, valve adjustments, rebuilds, whatever....

mower&more1986
09-19-2007, 10:23 AM
well here is my 07 kawasaki prarrie 360 4x4 warn 2500 and hmf pipe and k&n air filter after a long day of play here is a pic with out the hmf on it


Thats just about the way my sportsman looks after a day of riding

weeble67
09-19-2007, 10:39 AM
Yeah I have a quad, a small group of friend who ride when it's possible. The trails around here aren't that great though. We visit a place in Indiana called Haspin Acres. That's a good time. I have some vids out on some of the jumps we've done. To date my group has 3-guys who've cleared 70feet between take off and landing ramps. May not sound to bad, but put 11 or 12 cars side by side and then race at them knowing it's a do or die jump. That'll make the old pucker factor increase.

deere615
09-19-2007, 10:05 PM
well here is my 07 kawasaki prarrie 360 4x4 warn 2500 and hmf pipe and k&n air filter after a long day of play here is a pic with out the hmf on it
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/ljrce/0429071453.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/ljrce/0429071452-1.jpg

Thats my quad! I have the same exact one but an 03' I had mine looking like that a few times!

bscill
09-20-2007, 08:46 AM
Hey man... tell me the truth...

How often is the maintenance on the 450R engine?
Oil changes, valve adjustments, rebuilds, whatever....

I had the motor built in March of 07 and have been racing the nationals since the first of June. The only maintenance that I have done is change the oil and trans. oil after each national race. Its not much maintenance at all if you buy a stock one.

mike lane lawn care
09-20-2007, 07:17 PM
thought i'd post a pic of what i'm getting late winter or early spring. can't wait! 55MPH of pure 4x4 fun!

cantoo
09-20-2007, 08:59 PM
Mike, what's the price for one stateside? My brother in law is considering one and he is thinking of buying one in Michigan. Canadian dollar was at par for awhile today.
I'm trying to go over next week to pick up some spindles, blades and other spares parts. Bobcat center spindle is $300 here and just over $100 at JThomas.

mike lane lawn care
09-20-2007, 09:44 PM
Mike, what's the price for one stateside? My brother in law is considering one and he is thinking of buying one in Michigan. Canadian dollar was at par for awhile today.
I'm trying to go over next week to pick up some spindles, blades and other spares parts. Bobcat center spindle is $300 here and just over $100 at JThomas.

it's around $10k. a bit steep, but i rarely spend money on myself or have fun, so i figure it's time.

ATVracer
09-21-2007, 12:43 AM
The sales on those "Rhino" units such as Mike Lane posted are selling in astronomical numbers. They are the latest "cool"" thing to have. They are very expensive, much more than most of the highest priced ATV's. If I were rich I would buy one.

mower&more1986
09-21-2007, 12:50 AM
thought i'd post a pic of what i'm getting late winter or early spring. can't wait! 55MPH of pure 4x4 fun!

Oh yes I thinking about one of those too but way too much money
but maybe someday........

mike lane lawn care
09-21-2007, 01:02 AM
Oh yes I thinking about one of those too but way too much money
but maybe someday........

that was my original thinking, but then i thought you only live once. and i truly don't get out anywhere near as much as i'd like, so even though it is several thousand more than i wanted to spend for an ATV, i justify getting it for my sanity. i test drove it for an afternoon, and my god, the only thing that even comes close is the kubota RTV with the fully enclosed A/C cab, but it doesn't handle anything like this, nor does it go as fast.

mower&more1986
09-21-2007, 01:07 AM
this is soo true it scary! but heres where I would like to take it.
Ive never riden at a the dunes or whatever call it but look fun
Heres a video of a guy from the ATV Connection Forums
ridding at the ST. ANTHONY DUNES, IDAHO
heres the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFxuqgfHDLQ
enjoy!

mower&more1986
09-21-2007, 01:11 AM
by the way no offness to people that like kubota utvs
but I would so get a polaris rzr over that. these thing are so trail ready
Its 50inch width will get you into almost any atv trail. IMO ITs almost prefect!

mower&more1986
09-21-2007, 01:14 AM
All work and no play is No Good

Envy Lawn Service
09-24-2007, 01:41 AM
I had the motor built in March of 07 and have been racing the nationals since the first of June. The only maintenance that I have done is change the oil and trans. oil after each national race. Its not much maintenance at all if you buy a stock one.

Thanks for the reply.

I read a lot of extreme stories about how the 450 engines needed very frequent oil changes, valve adjustments... and a lot more rebuilds than say a 400.

SLR
09-24-2007, 06:17 PM
thought i'd post a pic of what i'm getting late winter or early spring. can't wait! 55MPH of pure 4x4 fun!

Did you take this picture 'mike lane lawn care' ? If so waht kind of camera is that?

FearThisDeere
09-24-2007, 06:43 PM
Heres a funny story. I was riding a stretch of powerlines for the first time yesterday. The road was blocked off my large boulders, but there was a river to the right side of me that didn't look any deeper than 1.5'. I was wondering why it didn't look like many guys had gone through the river before. All of a sudden I found out. There was a nice 4' deep hole in the river right where I needed to go. I mean it was DEEP! I would only assume that the power company did that on purpose. I managed to get across it, but then had to turn around and go through it again to get home. I won't be going that way again until I can figure out another way around!

mower&more1986
09-24-2007, 07:59 PM
Heres my dream Atv.
http://www.arctic-cat.com/atv/vehicle.asp?id=859

mike lane lawn care
09-24-2007, 08:27 PM
Did you take this picture 'mike lane lawn care' ? If so waht kind of camera is that?

no i didn't, it came from the website, but it's a dam good looking pic. i guessing somewhere in the range of a cannon digital SLR 8-10 megapixle though.

mower&more1986
09-24-2007, 09:00 PM
Mike this may be a dum question. the last guy chewed me good for it
did you get financing on RZR. I know do financing is bad but Its just so hard to save up that kinda money. But on the good news I think got a good job that going to take care of my health costs yay! so I will be doing lawn care part time

FearThisDeere
09-26-2007, 06:44 PM
That Artic Cat diesel is sweet. My buddy that I ride with has an Artic Cat 650 and it is a dream.

mower&more1986
09-26-2007, 09:35 PM
heres a an article from ATV Connection magazine
http://www.atvconnection.com/Features/Industry_News/Press_Releases/Arctic-Cat-Releases-Diesel-Fueled-ATV.cfm

firedude26
09-27-2007, 01:09 AM
Any have one on theres? i am looking for one to use on my arctic cat and also my truck.

thanks

weeble67
09-27-2007, 01:01 PM
Talking about quads. I posted earlier that we go jumping. Well it's supposed to air on Friday the 28th of September on Letterman. You'll see what I was talking about. My one buddy took the ramps to New York, and jumped some Taxi's for Letterman.

meathead1134
09-27-2007, 01:34 PM
Anything with a motor=fun. Last Christmas a electric scooter with several drinks in me was fun. Quards, dirtbikes, snowmobiles, Harley sportster and a GSXR 600 are all fun too

mkwl
09-27-2007, 09:51 PM
I go four wheeling at our estate in Upstate NY usually every weekend (though lately it's been more like 1x/month). I have a 2006 Kawasaki Prairie 360 4x4 w/Warn 2500LB winch!!:cool2:

Envy Lawn Service
09-28-2007, 01:32 AM
Arctic Cat looks like a really good choice to use for business purposes too....

firedude26
09-28-2007, 02:10 AM
This is what i use, it holds my 25 gallon boomless sprayer, also does some decent trailing. It also pushes snow like a dream with the moose 5' blade.

Envy Lawn Service
09-28-2007, 02:41 AM
I have always thought the Scrambler 4x4's were a cool idea.

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=89251&stc=1&d=1189976051

After spending some time on one, I thought they were a great start that was never refined for use everywhere. Really cool 'sporty-type' ATV with good 4x4 and an auto tranny anyone can operate.

However, in the mountains around here, I found out in pretty short order that it will easily climb up hilly terrain that you cannot easily crawl back down like you can on other machines. (My old Prarie was the same way).

I also found out it is not even near as light as a full-blown sport ATV.

All in all, it's a really good quad for it's class. A lot of traction without being a UTE... pretty sporty, yet 4x4. All I'm trying to say is that I think it's a shame they didn't develop it further. It could use an engine breaking dial/knob and a switch to lock in the 4x4 for serious downhill crawling... and if it was 150-175 lbs lighter... it could go from 'really good' to phenominal.

FearThisDeere
09-29-2007, 04:52 PM
I have always thought the Scrambler 4x4's were a cool idea.

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=89251&stc=1&d=1189976051

After spending some time on one, I thought they were a great start that was never refined for use everywhere. Really cool 'sporty-type' ATV with good 4x4 and an auto tranny anyone can operate.

However, in the mountains around here, I found out in pretty short order that it will easily climb up hilly terrain that you cannot easily crawl back down like you can on other machines. (My old Prarie was the same way).

I also found out it is not even near as light as a full-blown sport ATV.

All in all, it's a really good quad for it's class. A lot of traction without being a UTE... pretty sporty, yet 4x4. All I'm trying to say is that I think it's a shame they didn't develop it further. It could use an engine breaking dial/knob and a switch to lock in the 4x4 for serious downhill crawling... and if it was 150-175 lbs lighter... it could go from 'really good' to phenominal.

I couldn't agree with you more. It does pretty well going up hills, but can be a challenge going back down, especially if the ground is uneven. I have it on three wheels a lot, but for the things I put it through it's perfect. It is heavy, but the 250 trailblazer 2WD is still only around 75 lbs. lighter. A lockable 4WD would be amazing. It has trouble on wet rocks when I'm in a river, but I don't know too many ATVs that would do well with those conditions. The only thing that really bothers me is the ground clearence. It is a little low for me, but I think that you can never have too much ground clearence. I have full skids on mine and the swingarm skid is always catching rocks, but it's doing its job.

ccondie
09-29-2007, 09:47 PM
While we got a thread going on this. Iam thinking about getting myself one of these. I would like something that is fun to just go maee around on but that i could put a blade on and push show or what ever. any one get any recomendations?

mower&more1986
09-30-2007, 04:54 PM
lots of info at http://www.purepolaris.com/

mower&more1986
09-30-2007, 04:56 PM
wow you can put a plow in Hawkeye awesome!

mikes landscaping
09-30-2007, 10:29 PM
wat do you guys think of a kawaski 220 bayou? its my buddies, and its a 97 i believe. i ride it all the time and it handles good, but the front ends a little light, its also 2 wheel drive. its got more then enough power for me, and i can take it almost anywhere. Any suggestions? he wants to seel it to me for $500.

mower&more1986
10-01-2007, 10:14 AM
Imo it is best start with quad like that and work your way to bigger quads.
try to get a picture of they quad. If you want to know the value go to
http://www.kbb.com/kbb/Default.aspx and check out the motorcycle section
I think it a great beginner quad.

mower&more1986
10-01-2007, 04:12 PM
thought i'd post a pic of what i'm getting late winter or early spring. can't wait! 55MPH of pure 4x4 fun!

I want one real bad thats why I took on a second job sounds nuts but I just found I cant afford horse in this lifetime. so I'm going back to four wheeling.
I thinking about spring time I'm going to get rzr. I dont care what people tells me. I saving up

mower&more1986
10-01-2007, 04:26 PM
the funny thing is that the Polaris dealer is almost bike riding distance from my house. so seen it enough to say ok I'm spending $400 a month on horseback riding lessons that only last 1 hour each lesson. makes go wait a second $20 gets me atv riding all day at the atv park that I use to ride.
could I make the Polaris RzR payment heck yes. but I'm waiting to spring time. so I can spend more time with polaris sportsman before I say good bye to it. You only live once.

Envy Lawn Service
10-02-2007, 01:28 AM
I see there were already several Kawasaki Prairie guys here.

I had one of those way back when they were 300cc (and better looking).

Did they ever revise the machine... add engine breaking, tighten the turn radius, and make it more stable?

The one I had, I though was a pretty good machine. It was certainly for sure a cadillac compared to other utilities available at that time. The plush ride, floor boards, mud protection and auto tranny... nice.

But man did the turn radius suck. I can't tell you the times I had to stop, back up and take another swing at it. I was either holding up the ride or trying to catch back up. Errrr...

I also was never impressed by it on off-cambers, sidehilling, etc.
It felt tippy.

But worst of all is that like the Scrambler it was 4x4 and would climb up hills easily that it could not crawl back down safely. No engine braking.

I sold it for those reasons, but I have peeked at the newer 360's since.
The only new feature I noticed right off was the cool diff-lock.

deere615
10-02-2007, 10:04 PM
I have a 2003 prairie 360 and the turning radius is great. It is also extremly stable, I have had it on some steep hills. The only bad thing is the belt slips on occasion. My friend got an 89 bayou all time 4x4 and its turning radius sucks! There is a few others that have prairies on here I know MKWL got almost the same quad as me. In my opinion the new machinces are pretty tough!

Envy Lawn Service
10-03-2007, 12:17 AM
Cool...

And I need to edit a typo... the Prairie was a 400cc.

ljrce
10-03-2007, 03:06 AM
the 07s have the engine breaking and are very stable and are unstopable in mud and snow i only have gotten mien stuck 4 times and both where over the gastank or else there pretty awsome

Envy Lawn Service
10-03-2007, 09:24 AM
Glad to hear they added engine breaking... it needed it.

Any engine breaking is better than before for sure, but how well does it crawl down steep decents?

ljrce
10-03-2007, 01:16 PM
it goes down steeo inclines good and im goign to install a lift on mine soon to get a little extra clearance from it

Jeff Hesser
10-03-2007, 01:32 PM
I just got back from a trip to Jackman ME. All the way up by the Canadian border. WOW what a great trip. If you have never been there you should check it out. Lots of nice trails and well marked. Lots of places to stay. Also the Hatfield and McCoy trail system in West Virginia is excellent.

Allens LawnCare
10-03-2007, 10:51 PM
I race tt or flat track on a national level.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k207/bscill/DSCF4196.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k207/bscill/IMG_1521.jpg
Nice, bike I have the 05 all blacked out

mower&more1986
10-05-2007, 07:28 PM
my quad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkxx2p4imxE

FearThisDeere
10-06-2007, 08:33 PM
Looks sweet mower&more!!!!!

mower&more1986
10-21-2007, 08:32 PM
bump maybe this week I get out on my atv and make a video
someday I need to get a better video cam
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=mowerandmore1986

LawnTamer
10-21-2007, 09:52 PM
My wife and I have wanted one for about 10 years. We finally broke down Tuesday and bought 2. I hope they work out well for us. One is a Polaris 325 Magnum, it seems to run very well and is a blast so far. The other is a Kawasaki Lakota 300, it hadn't been ridden for a long time, so the carb is a little gunked up.
I have heard lots of good stuff about the Polaris, anyone ever own a Lakota?
It is a 2000.

stevo22
10-23-2007, 01:52 AM
i have an 07 foreman 500 es...got it in may...good machine...need to put some diff tires/wheels on it...just bought an 08 yamaha grizzly 700 fi...i likes it...wife got pretty mad about getting the yamaha...the brother and sister in laws go out every weekend and we have pretty much been left behind due to having two kids and just one atv...so i said what the heck...played golf sat and stopped at the dealer and took it home...she was pissed...i guess she will have to get over it...i tired of sleeping on the couch..

accuratelawn
10-24-2007, 12:13 AM
I don't ride much until fall and winter. Raptor 660

DaddyRabbit
10-24-2007, 07:37 AM
Fall...Winter, whats that? We don't have those in NC anymore.

I don't ride much until fall and winter. Raptor 660

mowerconsultant
10-29-2007, 07:42 PM
We ride almost every weekend....

Snow or no snow, quads or sleds.....

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m171/paulmdufault/SNIRT%20Run%202007/100_0451.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m171/paulmdufault/4-wheeling/DSCN0048.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m171/paulmdufault/4-wheeling/DSCN0189.jpg

FearThisDeere
10-30-2007, 07:17 PM
Where did you find my dream log cabin? Nice pics mowerconsultant.

FearThisDeere
11-02-2007, 05:14 PM
Lets keep this thread going. Here are a few pics of me taking my Scrambler off a little jump I made:

FearThisDeere
11-02-2007, 05:15 PM
I know, I know. It's not great for the machine, but I bought it to have fun with.

FearThisDeere
11-02-2007, 05:16 PM
Not too bad for the first jump I built and first time jumping I thought. With a little tweaking on the jump, it'll be better.

Envy Lawn Service
11-03-2007, 12:02 AM
Little jumps like that aren't going to hurt the scrambler.

Just be careful... and as far as the machine goes, just be mindful of the weight of the scrambler as you get braver. It has the suspension and suspension travel to handle quite a bit with no ill effects. But you can't air it out like you could a 375 lb sport/racer. You'll bottom out the suspension with the weight of the machine after you air it out a certain height.

FearThisDeere
11-03-2007, 11:39 AM
Thanks for the advice. I'm worried I'll get too brave. My buddy has a Kawasaki 400 rice rocket thing that I want him to bring over and see what that can do.

Envy Lawn Service
11-03-2007, 01:58 PM
Thanks for the advice. I'm worried I'll get too brave. My buddy has a Kawasaki 400 rice rocket thing that I want him to bring over and see what that can do.

If it's a KFX 400 ATV you can take that thing to an MX track and let it all hang out.

Those bikes are light enough and have good enough suspension to really air them out pretty good.

Myself, that's what I think I am going to get next... (Z400/KFX400/DVX400)

I'm just not sure yet.... I'm still drooling over the new KTM XC atv's.
Those are $9,000 but come stock with "the works" LITERALLY.

I'm also looking at the Polaris 525 (ktm engine) with the IRS (for ride quality) and the UM MTX 450 (for 3 yr warranty).

FearThisDeere
11-03-2007, 02:12 PM
That's what it is, the KFX 400. I couldn't remmeber it off the top of my head. It's a nice machine. I'm more into hitting the trails and mud, but I like that machine. The Polaris 525 is sweet too.

ljrce
11-14-2007, 03:05 PM
well i traded my o7 360 in and am bringing home the new brute force 650 will post pics up tommorow

deere615
11-14-2007, 08:40 PM
well i traded my o7 360 in and am bringing home the new brute force 650 will post pics up tommorow

thats cool can't wait to see them! Why did you trade not enough power?

ljrce
11-14-2007, 10:12 PM
not enough power and next year itll have a plow on it its got the winch on it i put it ontonight i will post pics tommorow

ljrce
11-15-2007, 01:35 PM
its a 2007 kawasaki brute force 650 vtwin with 0 miles

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/ljrce/S5030414.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/ljrce/S5030413.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/ljrce/S5030412.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/ljrce/S5030411.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/ljrce/S5030408.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/ljrce/S5030407.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/ljrce/S5030406.jpg

davis45
11-15-2007, 03:38 PM
I race motocross. Been doing it for years, currently on break due to injuries. Here is the most recent quad i built, could buy a few nice Z-truns with the money hahaha. http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid223/pb52e1831da0d84d79ff03d1a4ebad61c/eadc2c65.jpg http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid223/pae81f2a2b6b86c685df5f54c1fa988da/eadc2c18.jpg http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid222/p26bfc01a4027f5489b2cd9dd88767d10/eb1d4f84.jpg

the white one was when i bought it...

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid222/p68184a337e24fa5c1254223c1b78f971/eb1af5ed.jpg

deere615
11-15-2007, 07:55 PM
its a 2007 kawasaki brute force 650 vtwin with 0 miles

Thats a sweet quad, I have seen those in the show room before:weightlifter:

FearThisDeere
11-15-2007, 08:38 PM
ljrce: That is the nicest looking Kawasaki I have ever seen. Congrats!

davis45: That is just too cool.

Envy Lawn Service
11-16-2007, 01:21 AM
Davis45,

Very very nice YFZ.
I love the lines on your plastics... especially in front.
Who ever did that first, I give them props...

I too like to be able to see my front tires, but I don't like the shaved fender-less or almost fender-less look. So I wanted to do that to mine, but I never did.

I sold mine because it just got to the point where it was tooooo much for the tight woods (which I started riding more) and I realized the setup just wasn't practical for that. So I let it go to someone who had been wanting it.

I figured I'd pick up a used 400cc class machine. But the only one I found got away... cherry KFX400 that got gone before I could get back with the cash. So I'm still looking and now in no big hurry at this point in the year....

Now I'm also looking at the new KTM (wow!) and partially considering the Polaris Outlaw w/KTM 525 engine and IRS.

davis45
11-16-2007, 01:51 AM
[QUOTE=Envy Lawn Service;2035198]Davis45,

Very very nice YFZ.
I love the lines on your plastics... especially in front.
Who ever did that first, I give them props...

[QUOTE]

thank you i just sold it to a guy in canada. The plastic style was first ran by pro rider jason luburgh.

I also agree, my next quad will be the KTM when my injuries heal and they release the MX/SX version.

Marcos
11-16-2007, 03:02 AM
I have never been one to shy away from controversy, so I'm not going to start now....even amongst a crowd.

I and my family have ridden ATV's in the past, quite a bit in fact, at an uncle's farm in Indiana a few years ago. They can be quite fun if ridden safely, no question.

The biggest problem I see with them is the gross environmental destruction that many drivers cause with them!
(And you guys are green industry people, too. I think most of you know where I'm coming from here)
Yeah, there may be some folks out there who have 'set' trails, with ditches and pipe culverts well in place. But you'd have to agree that's rare.
Much more often you see random trails going wherever, through whatever habitat gets in the way, taking little consideration for erosion patterns.

Another problem is the 'sprawl' of them in general into unauthorized land. I went camping and climbing at Red River Gorge / Dan'l Boone Nat'l Forest in KY two weeks ago with some buddies and had issues with them encroaching into the national forest area where we were. In fact, two 4 wheelers zipped past our camp area in the twilight, right toward a gravel parking area where I knew that there had been Ranger parked minutes before. Sure enough, they got nailed!

Don't mean to poop on your parade so much, but you should hear this perspective and understand why these ATVs can be damaging in different ways, other than that of killing yourself in a turnover or something.

davis45
11-16-2007, 11:22 AM
Don't mean to poop on your parade so much, but you should hear this perspective and understand why these ATVs can be damaging in different ways, other than that of killing yourself in a turnover or something.

you can die on a mower in a 'turnover' also.:rolleyes:

Marcos
11-16-2007, 11:35 AM
you can die on a mower in a 'turnover' also.:rolleyes:

True, but can you get up to the same speeds, even with your 'Dixie Chopper'? Or climb the same steep slopes on the same type of terrain?
No!
That increases the odds of injury or death on an ATV tremendously.

mower&more1986
11-23-2007, 01:23 AM
just because of a few bad apples i dont let that ruin my atv experience. atvs are very fun way too get out and is far cheaper to own then a horse will ever be. as for the danger part um maybe try slowing down and when you go out ridding USE ATV SAFETY FLAGS they do work! they are required at the park I ride at for atv's. One thing for sure they really need to have more training done for atving and riding dirt bikes. I started small which was on a mini bike then worked my way up to 325 Trailboss and yes I did fall off once and thank god I always and I mean always wear my helmet I dont care if Im just moving the atv from the trailer to the garage I wear it. Then I got my 500 sportsman because Ive got a nice grandpa. but i did practice on a 600 sportsman before I got it at a friend of his.
the best advice I can give people looking into this sport is start out small and If you cant be good Be careful.

also At least where i live the law enforcment is pretty strict about riding where your not suposed too.
I dont have a problems because two atv trail parks are 30-45 min near me. and there pretty nice they paths to fallow.

mower&more1986
11-23-2007, 01:34 AM
also At least where i live the law enforcment is pretty strict about riding where your not suposed too.
I dont have a problems because two atv trail parks are 30-45 min near me. and they have pretty nice they paths with nice trees and medows.
I really dont ride really fast because Im not in a hurry to meet a tree. I want too slow down and see nature. when I rode at my grandfathers farm I saw deer and lot other neat things. it was probly some of the most happy times of my life but those day are gone. at least Ive still got my atv.
theres alot too see in this country in some times atv Is the only too get there so dont go bashing my sport because of some people that dont know how to respect the land.
I sugest you check out fishers ATV world
http://www.fishersatvworld.com/home.html
like I said theres alot of this country too see.

Marcos
11-23-2007, 03:59 PM
also At least where i live the law enforcment is pretty strict about riding where your not suposed too.
I dont have a problems because two atv trail parks are 30-45 min near me. and they have pretty nice they paths with nice trees and medows.
I really dont ride really fast because Im not in a hurry to meet a tree. I want too slow down and see nature. when I rode at my grandfathers farm I saw deer and lot other neat things. it was probly some of the most happy times of my life but those day are gone. at least Ive still got my atv.
theres alot too see in this country in some times atv Is the only too get there so dont go bashing my sport because of some people that dont know how to respect the land.
I sugest you check out fishers ATV world
http://www.fishersatvworld.com/home.html
like I said theres alot of this country too see.

Well, I've found that there is all types of DIFFERENT attitudes about what IS acceptable 'trail protocol' and what is NOT when it comes to riding ATVs.

You sound like you have a respectful attitude toward the environment, mower&more. That's great! I hope you pass that on to your family and others as you go along.
I think the key to having an ATV and using it right is to set permanant trails with ditches, pipe culverts, etc (just think like a raindrop!) and to stay on them.

But here's some examples of some stuff I see commonly done around me here in S. Ohio:

1) ATV Riders going off set 'trails' and just going WILD into whatever else is out there! Be it a woods, hayfield, cornfield, or whatever!

2) Making 'ramps' out of soil for jumping their ATVs, (consequently tearing up the surrounding vegetation doing so), and then just leaving their ugly mounds and holes to just sit there and cause erosion problems and / or otherwise become a hazard / problem for someone else to fix later.

3) ATV Riders absolutely destroying the habitats of creek dwellers like salamanders and crawfish, and sometimes absolutely trashing creekbeds with treadmarks, running the ATVs up and down the creeks with absolutely apparantly giving no thought about anyone else's recreation desires but theirs!

4) Going off set trails on private property on to public park property , often disturbing camping and hiking activities, etc, and destroying the habitat in much the same way as described in 1, 2 & 3.

mower&more1986
01-04-2008, 03:25 PM
bump. "breath some life into this thead" maybe an new atv video coming soon:waving:

mower&more1986
01-04-2008, 03:26 PM
bump to a fresh page

mower&more1986
01-04-2008, 03:36 PM
that was my original thinking, but then i thought you only live once. and i truly don't get out anywhere near as much as i'd like, so even though it is several thousand more than i wanted to spend for an ATV, i justify getting it for my sanity. i test drove it for an afternoon, and my god, the only thing that even comes close is the kubota RTV with the fully enclosed A/C cab, but it doesn't handle anything like this, nor does it go as fast.

Have you gotten it yet? I will get my RZR someday after I take care of my bills