ATV's ...Whats your brand and why?

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ATV's ...Whats your brand and why?

Postby mallard38028 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:49 am

With all the new ATV's on the market and Mule type utility vehicles whats been your choice and why. Are the large 700cc+ worth the price?
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Postby Merganser » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:55 am

Still riding my 2000 Honda Foreman 450S. Does all I need.
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Postby DoubleBayou » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:07 am

1995 Honda Foreman 300 (put a rear end in it in 2004) runs like a champ all day long.

I had an '04 Polaris 500, traded it for an '05 Arctic Cat 500; big mistake.
I wasted a year in the polaris, wish I had started with the Cat, would have saved me some money!

I will never buy anything but Arctic Cat. But I highly recommend Honda's.
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Postby BPS WIDOWMAKER » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:28 am

I have had a honda for 8 years and have never had a single problem with it. Change the oil fill it up with gas and it keeps on trukin. :thumbsup:
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Postby LA.Call'emClose » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:30 am

WE have an artic cat thtat runs really well and the polaris ranger. Polaris ranger is the best atv we've ever owned, prob gonna get another one soon. Also owned some old hondas, yamahas, and suzukis, they were ok too
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Postby HighBaller » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:32 am

Just got a new Can-am 650. This thing is ridiculous fast and powerful. Its also really quiet and the camo color makes it perfect. I would recommend to anyone looking into them.
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Postby trck drvr » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:40 am

Yamaha is my choice, mainly because of the service i get from my local dealer(although mine have rarely ever brokedown).and i think the industries best reliability,i just push the start button and it starts everytime,everytime,everytime and since i am not into fixing, tinkering or spending my time stranded in the middle of nowhere...
Iv got a matched pair of yamaha fx 140 waverunners
a pair of yamaha grizzly 4x4 atvs
and a pair yamaha dirtbikes
and a yamaha venture roadbike
and if it snowed where i live id have a yamaha snowmobile
dang i didnt realize it but i could do a commercial for yamaha
well i guess i just did
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Postby bigjonks » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:06 am

YAMAHA, is the way to go, I've had a 400 and a 660 now i have the 660 but yamaha has always been good to me, foor some reason the oil drane plug came out of the motor on the 400 kodiac and it was way outta warrenty and our dealer called yamaha and got them to pay for a complete rebuild or honda makes a great rig to just not as many cool features
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my atv

Postby jpm49878 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:20 am

my ayv is actually an ATC yes i drive a 1985 Honda Big Red. it has never failed me. it takes me to the blind, work, and even doing some DU projects.
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Postby Mallard Machine » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:04 am

We owned a 2001 Honda foreman 450 ES and u couldn't kill it. Dad had no more use for it so he sold it now were let with nothing. Getting a ski-doo this winter though!!
but if i had to choose one...
Argo 8x8... a guy i know just bought a brand new with all the extras it cost him 24 000 CAN. Talk about a machine i'll be having one of them someday for the deer/moose hunts and to go fishing in!!
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Postby ak_powder_monkey » Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:21 pm

argo with 2hp outboard, just because
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Re: my atv

Postby Smackaduck » Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:25 pm

jpm49878 wrote:my ayv is actually an ATC yes i drive a 1985 Honda Big Red. it has never failed me. it takes me to the blind, work, and even doing some DU projects.


Still using the same 250 Big Red we bought new in 1983. Never done anything but change oil and brakes.
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Postby gone winchester » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:33 pm

Honda 400ex...used to race her but had to sell it....I will always stay with Honda for durability and reliablity
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:23 pm

Polaris Ranger. We use our for firefighting. Been surmerged in 28 inches of water, rolled on its side, almost burned up (fire got close enough and stalled the engine. Long story but I was really close to getting burned). Today was actually the first problem we have had. The ignition switch finally went bad after 462 hours and probably nearing 700 starts. We just bought a second one for firefighting with the 700 EFI. We have either seen or tried them all the the Polaris was the best suited for our need for high payload capacity, power, 2 person capacity, and durability. Ill post some pictures up tomorrow.

We still have a 97 Honda Foreman that we use for our ATV torch and it runs great also.
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Postby misfire » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:51 am

I currently have a 04 Polaris Sportsman 330. Does everything I need it too, but will probably upgrade to an Arctic Cat when my boat is paid off next year. Son is getting of age to handle the 330 so I will give it to him ( provided he earns it)
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Postby doogie494 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:57 am

After a i got hurt i had to sell my 75 Harley so i bought an 01 Arctic Cat 500 4x4, love it
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Postby greenheadguy » Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:24 am

Yamaha, the one and only.
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Postby DUNCANGOOOSEKILLER » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:25 am

honda all the way ihave had hondas for 22years
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Postby Evil_McNasty » Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:17 pm

I, and my friends, have had Hondas for years. No problems among the bunch.
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Postby VTduckman » Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:45 pm

homda ramcher 350, had a 1883 honda 250, sold it and it is still running strong!
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Postby ohsobad_hunter » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:18 pm

2004 Honda 400ex.....slightly modified.. :yes:

Not a huntin' quad.....but she shure is fun in the sand!! :thumbsup:
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Re: my atv

Postby jpm49878 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:37 am

WOW THATS GREAT HEY. I HAD TO REPLACE THE STARTER, BATTERY, AIR FILTER, AND I DID A LIFTER AND CAM JOB ON IT. LITTLE MAINTENANCE FOR HOW LONG IVE OWNED IT.


smackaduck wrote:
jpm49878 wrote:my ayv is actually an ATC yes i drive a 1985 Honda Big Red. it has never failed me. it takes me to the blind, work, and even doing some DU projects.


Still using the same 250 Big Red we bought new in 1983. Never done anything but change oil and brakes.
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ATC IVE HAD

Postby jpm49878 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:46 am

THIS IS HOW MANY BIKES I'VE HAD 1984 SUXUKI 4- WHEELER.
SUZUKI 1985 3- WHEELER.
YAMAHA 1984 225 DX 3 WHEELER. RACER
HONDA 1984 BIG RED 3 WHEELER.
KAWASAKI TECATE RACER 3 WHEELER
1982 HONDA 70 3 WHEELER
1985 HONDA BIG RED _____ STILL RUNNING STRONG.
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Postby ducman77 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:24 am

I have a 700 polaris ranger it is the best atv, utv i have ever bought. It has the large box for hauling all my hunting stuff and it can carry 3 big men in the front. I would not trade it for any other kind of atv.
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Postby DivinDuckSlayer » Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:21 pm

Grizzly 660. There is nothing it wont do. I just got back from Maine yesterday and we beat the $hit out of it on the back roads and it never stopped. It's got major balls and goes wherever i want it to
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