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Old 09-16-2004, 04:44 PM
travis strecker travis strecker is offline
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i got one

i got one i will sell you its a 2001 polaris 400 sportsman and it just got new boots and new cv shafts about a 1000 dollars i sell it for $2500
like stihl eguip and exmark
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Old 09-16-2004, 04:48 PM
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If you're going to be doing some heavy duty towing, snowplowing, or just playing around in the snow, you'll want a 4x4. Other then that, a 2x4 is just fine. My dad & I had a Polaris 250 2x4 Trailboss that dragged more deer and did more work then one could imagine. Due to my father's passing and the stepmother selling "OUR" ATV I had to buy another. Now I have a Polaris 300 Express 2x4 and again it hauls & tows more deer, wood, dirt, sand, or anything you can throw at it like nobody's business. I've only had either machine stuck one time and after looking at the situation, a 4x4 would have been buried too. Whether you have 2x4 or 4x4 a winch is a good idea, I still need one for my ATV.

Polaris, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha, nothing different then Chevy, Ford, Dodge, it's personal preference as they are all good machines. And unless you're doing some major heavy duty stuff, I wouldn't go beyond a 500cc IMO. Remember, the bigger you go, the heavier it is. Good luck with the decision.

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Old 09-16-2004, 11:52 PM
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tires do seem to have a lot to do with it.. i guess it's like trucks, bigger and better tires usually get you farther in with more fun doing so...
the honda has the swamper tsl's and it will get it... my brothers rancher has stock wheels and he cant go a lot of places i go.. or rather, he cant go without it being an effort or me having to tow him..hahaha...

he is the only person i ride with that has stock tires..he doesnt want to be the odd man out.. but he cant save money because of his drug usage...

anyway, tires do seem to make a huge difference...
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:29 AM
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honda rancher will go anywhere and outlast any quad on the market i dont have one i still love them though i got a rincon 680
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:45 PM
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I have had two Polaris'. A Trailblazer 250 and a Scrambler 500 4x4. I ended up getting rid of both of them. I had nothing but problems. Belts, 4x4 hubs, electronics, everything you could think of and I didn't ride them hard at all. Bad luck? Maybe. I'll never get another again.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:44 PM
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For the type of use you are looking for, I strongly suggest a Honda. I would NEVER spend money on a Polaris atv. Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki's are decent but nothing compared to a Honda.
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:18 PM
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i have a 400ex for sale pm me if your interested
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:59 PM
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You have to ask what kind of riding your doing. Most of the suggestions I see here are for slower trail riding , slow paced, off camber, mud crawling. If thats your riding style then a
4X4 is the way to go. But if your into what we do here in so cal, which is fast paced trail riding, sand dunes, and wide open riding, sliding turns and jumping then you would want to go with a sport quad.

Everyone wil have their preferences, one guys says Honda is the way to go, another says Kawasaki....I will tell you that INMO, and I am only speaking from sport quad experience, the YZF450 by Yamaha and the Suzuki Quadracer 450R are arguably the 2 best sprot quads available. Those bikes have unbeliveable suspension and reliable, powerful motors.

Good Luck!! Have fun!
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:48 PM
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Depends on what kind of ridding your gonna do, I have a Honda TRX450R....Sick Machine, Balls to the wall all the time, Doesn't like to be ridden slow at all.......Google it...I'm selling it...... it has under 10 hrs on it and a full warranty, Black etc's an 05 left over bought it in Feb of 06 and didn't even start it in 07, Too Busy!!!! PM me if your interested....I'd be willing to drive to meet you!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:35 AM
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ive owned 2 yamahas and abused the heck out of both of them and they Never gave me any problems... I had a suzuki before that and i had to do some engine and gear work on it...I Highly recommend Yamahas
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