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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:29 pm 
Buckeye

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hittman wrote:
Some of these imports are literally "throw-away" once they break down and you need parts..

Yes stay away from the Chinese knockoffs. Yes China makes a lot of the parts and even some entire ATVs for the big names but theirs always use a little different design and cheaper materials making them unserviceable. A friend used to import them by the container full. He always ended up keeping a couple just so he had some parts for ones that died within his 30 day warranty.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:10 pm 
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Picked up my Yamaha 700 Grizzly today. I think we chose correctly.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:51 am 
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Kudos to Honda. I bought a Rubicon in 2002. Never had any problems with it. Still runs great.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:05 am 
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Bear Paw Jack wrote:
Picked up my Yamaha 700 Grizzly today. I think we chose correctly.


Good Call! IMHO!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:37 pm 
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My opinion is that I want them noisy, smelly quads to stay off my property. They can ride around all they want on their own property.

Zero-tolerance policy rant over. :wink: :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:54 pm 
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"My opinion is that I want them noisy, smelly quads to stay off my property. They can ride around all they want on their own property."

I guess we're talking about the difference between "recreational" use and ag use.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:11 pm 
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Wouldn't "ag use" be use on their own property?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:26 pm 
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We live in SW Utah. It's close to being the best place in the US with many trails on BLM and all other public land. I would hate to live where there isn't public land to ride on. Trail riding in our SXS RZR has been my favorite thing to do but I still am laid up all this summer. Many families here have a quad for each kid and a SXS for the parents. We can ride street legal here.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:25 pm 
Buckeye

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The same here in Arizona.
We have lots of public land to ride on and they can be made street legal.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:59 pm 
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I still have my "BIG RED", but YOU better respect them. HONDA No. 1 Best resale here. Ran a 2000 constant 4 wheel drive used on cattle. Eat gas But its a MULE in reality. FOREMAN 400. Never turned it over, but 2000 plus pound BULL could lift the front end by his self HA...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:19 pm 
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hittman wrote:
Some of these imports are literally "throw-away" once they break down and you need parts.

Spend the $$ on a name brand quality machine. You'll have little trouble with it and retain resale value.

Almost everybody I know; especially those who are auto or motorcycle mechanics by trade, ride Can Am.


Sorry, I just can't get past the looks of those canned ham things.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:19 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:47 am 
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My opinions probably don't apply here.. but here goes anywhoo.. I keep mine simple.... My machines are old..... a 91' and a 95" Honda fourtrax's. All manual... no complex (expensive),sensors to go out... I can fix most anything, while living out in the sticks..
A friend had a water pump go out on his fancy can am..... $900 to fix, as the whole motor needed to be pulled.... Good thing he lives on the road system......
The most work horse ATV I have ever used.. and I use it a lot is a Suzuki 250 King Quad.... early 90's model....
I haven't used an ATV for recreational use in years.... Mine are all about hauling fire wood and freight..... Once you spend all day doing that, the last thing you want to do is go for a ride... same with snowmobiles!!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:59 am 
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I've owned a couple of Hondas over the years, one was the 3 wheeler, but got rid of that as soon as 4 wheelers came out for another Honda. It serviced me well. I went to a Yamaha Kodiak which was a 400 and manual transmission. That was one tough machine. It hauled me and my young son around. I had that a long time. I think a lot of people know about Hondas and it's hard to find one, if you do they don't have any idea on the mileage, they are very old and they still want too much money for them. If I had to buy new that's probably the way I'd go. I've been driving Automatics for years and like them ok, but the thumb can be a problem, instead of gearing down, you, end up giving it too much gas as a rule. Still they are what's going on, and the majority of choices.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:28 pm 
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Yamaha has the best belt drive system in the industry, you made a great choice.


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