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Atv recommendations

Postby mrleo25 » Thu May 22, 2008 5:59 pm

I'm in the market for an atv that i can use for play and still haul my gear out in the field. Any input would be appreciated.
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Postby greenster » Thu May 22, 2008 8:09 pm

One word... HONDA:
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Postby jolejnik4bmx » Thu May 22, 2008 8:13 pm

get yourself a grizzly Power and racks to haul your stuff
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Postby asutton13 » Thu May 22, 2008 8:23 pm

Honda definitely! The Foreman is a WORKHORSE!!
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Postby 1ynggun » Thu May 22, 2008 8:23 pm

greenster wrote:One word... HONDA:


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Postby BuckeyeDuck » Thu May 22, 2008 8:25 pm

HONDA!!! All the way baby. Can't beat 'em. Foreman, Rancher, Rincon, you name it. If it has the Honda name on it, its well worth the investment.

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Postby gangrig25 » Thu May 22, 2008 8:43 pm

It depends on what you are planning too do with it. :huh:
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Postby orangefoot » Thu May 22, 2008 8:43 pm

La. Hunter wrote: The only thing I have had to go out on my Hondas are the tie rod ends (My 4 wheelers get a lot of use). TO ALL HONDA OWNERS, CHECK THESE FREQUENTLY. IF THERE IS MUCH PLAY BETWEEN THE BALL AND THE TIE ROD END, REPLACE THEM. They are fairly cheap and not to difficult to change, but they could save you a long walk out of the woods or save you from a serious accident.
Thats because its a Honda.
Get you an Arctic Cat or a Can-am then you will have no worries. :thumbsup:
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Postby gangrig25 » Thu May 22, 2008 8:48 pm

La. Hunter wrote:Like others have said, go with HONDA!! They may not have the ground clearance or the take off speed as others, but you won't have to take them to the shop everytime you ride like my buddies with Polaris's. The only thing I have had to go out on my Hondas are the tie rod ends (My 4 wheelers get a lot of use). TO ALL HONDA OWNERS, CHECK THESE FREQUENTLY. IF THERE IS MUCH PLAY BETWEEN THE BALL AND THE TIE ROD END, REPLACE THEM. They are fairly cheap and not to difficult to change, but they could save you a long walk out of the woods or save you from a serious accident.


So I buy a Honda and go riding, first I get stuck because I have about 4 to 7 inches less ground clearance.

Then on the way home my tire rod brakes and I've to ride double.
Ya I'm going to trade my Arctic Cat in to day and get one.

you know the one that pulled you out and gave you a ride home :lol: :lol:
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Postby gangrig25 » Thu May 22, 2008 8:56 pm

If I only had a dollar for every Honda I pulled out of the mud :biggrin:
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Postby captainduckhead » Thu May 22, 2008 9:27 pm

greenster wrote:One word... HONDA:

:thumbsup: agreed
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Postby mrleo25 » Thu May 22, 2008 9:54 pm

Thanks for the replies. I was leaning towards a honda rancher or foreman. I dont need a big work horse just something to make my hunting a little easier. Those walks in muddy fields are not the greatest when carrying gear in or out.
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Postby captainduckhead » Thu May 22, 2008 9:58 pm

I use my Honda for dragging my fat sister out of the doughnut shop.
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Postby LaRedneck » Thu May 22, 2008 10:00 pm

Its all about personal preference man, i've riden from the swamps of GA to the mountains of AK. I've pulled out everything from ya'll presious Honda's to almighty Cats. I have a Ploaris 800 and yea i've had it in the shop but if you haven't then you haven't ridein near enough or hard enough. But I can say i've never had to walk home. I would recommend a ploaris just as much as other rigs but you need to test drive them all to find out what works for you. Independent supension or straight axle, on damand 4x4, auto, girly power steering crap, air cooled or liquid, the list goes on and on.
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Postby QUACK3XS » Thu May 22, 2008 10:03 pm

captainduckhead wrote:I use my Honda for dragging my fat sister out of the doughnut shop.



As you can see CDH uses his for everyday chores :rofl:

I would look into getting a MAX II or MAX IV . We use one on our crew, you can't beat it 6X6 Amphibious......plus the farmer won't say a thing cause they don't leave ruts like a 4 wheeler :thumbsup:


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Postby MstWntd » Fri May 23, 2008 1:35 am

Polaris Sportsman 700 Twin. A little rough starting when it's cold cold, but it's a beast as a workhorse. Also good for playin around on the property.
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Postby jolejnik4bmx » Fri May 23, 2008 6:00 am

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Postby Dolsmi » Fri May 23, 2008 6:08 am

I Have an Arctic Cat 500 and have never had a problem.
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Postby DoubleBayou » Fri May 23, 2008 7:01 am

All we buy is 'Cat's now days.

Got a couple Honda Ranchers still around - 1994 models and going strong. But yes we've had axle's and gear boxes replaced.

We were on Polaris' before the 'Cat's and won't go back.

Definitely have ground clearance and plenty of power/features.
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Postby Labhuntr » Fri May 23, 2008 7:50 am

Sportsman 500 HO here and no problems so far :thumbsup:
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Postby txbirdhunter » Fri May 23, 2008 10:27 am

Have the new rancher 420 FI while everyone else is still waiting for there 4 wheeler to warm up im sitting in the blind drinking coffee
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Postby yamaha783 » Fri May 23, 2008 11:19 am

Get whatever you want, as long as it says Honda on the side. I have a '07 Foreman, manual shift. Love it, helluva workhorse but I mainly play with it. The Rancher is very nice as well but the frame was too small for me. Some buddies have a few Yamaha's and they seem to do ok as well, though the fit and finish, amenities don't seem to be on par with Honda. Just compare guages, handlebards, grips, etc. on equivalent models and it'll be very apparent. The dealer I bought my Honda from also has Yamaha, in fact mostly Yamaha, so I had plenty to compare to side by side.

And not to be ignorant, i'll acknowledge the one achilles heal of the Foreman and a lot of honda's.......lack of ground clearance. Larger tires help but just an inch or two. If you can do without the increased ground clearance of IRS, you can't beat these bikes.
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Postby El Pato » Wed May 28, 2008 8:44 am

I have the Honda Fourtrax from '96 and it's a great machine.I rode the new Honda the other day 500cc w power steering and electric shift,what a nice rig
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Postby takem1010 » Fri May 30, 2008 10:49 am

kawasaki brute force 750i, has all the power you could ask for, its big, comfortable and it will pull any honda out and then turn around and go through what the lil ol honda couldn't make it through!
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Postby orangefoot » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:51 pm

takem1010 wrote: it will pull any honda out and then turn around and go through what the lil ol honda couldn't make it through!


There ya go. Get anything but a Honda. Getcha somethin with some guts!!! :thumbsup: not anything wimpy.
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