i have owned kawasaki atv's and honda atv's. in 2005 i test drove just about every reputible manufacturer's bikes. after a long arduous search i chose honda over all of the others. hands down it was the best bike for my needs (hunting, work, riding, etc.) their auto transmissions are second to none and i don't think i have ever heard a single complaint about honda reliability. hth!
Talk 'em into givin' up!
It's easier to get forgiveness than it is permission!