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  1. Smokey

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    Ok, so i wanna get a quad.. I was considering a sport quad, but i'd like to use it year round. We don't get fuck all for snow out here.

    My questions are...Will i regret getting a 2 wheel drive sport quad, is it going to be useless?

    What brands/models are good(sport or not)

    What should i look out for(buying used obviously)

    I've been leading towards a Honda TRX 400 or 450.....Yay/Nay?
     
  2. billybob

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    Can Am Renegade. /thread


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  3. Scott

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    Really depends on where you want to use it. No snow, or good trails I'd totally go sports quad. If you need a work horse, go 4x4.

    Or you could try one of the all around bikes. They're sporty, fast as hell bu you can still go play in the deep mud. Something like the can-am renegade.

    Do you have much experience on a quad? the 400's are good bike for playing around. They wont win you any races but they're still lots of fun. Have a look at the Suzuki Z400 and the Kawi 400. basically sister bikes, but good fun. Want some more pep, look for a 660 raptor. Ive always liked those.
     
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    Here's my cousins Renegade

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  5. Smokey

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    Never ridden before, looking for something to beat around now that i'm out in the country, not looking to win any races that's for sure, just pass some time on my boring days off with nothing but open cuntry behind me.
     
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    Renegade looks ideal, killer machine, however not looking to drop 10k on a toy
     
  7. Scott

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    Sport bikes are fun as hell if you have an area to ride em. A good open field, a nice trail, etc.
     
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    I've never ridden one, but I fucking love the looks of the Raptors, that being said the Renegade would be a more ideal bike for me / I would actually survive more than one ride on it.
     
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    steve, bruces was a hoot, get one of those
     
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    Steve, stick to the japanese bikes.

    Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki - in that order.
    I've got a Yamaha Kodiak 450. Bought it used this past fall. It's been great so far.
     
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    TRX 400 or 450 would be a good rig.
     
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    Other then the price, nothing wrong with can-ams. And out this way, tons of people rockin Polaris quads. I owned a predator. My bro had an explorer, a scrambler and eventually bought my Pred. Ive got 3 uncles and one cousin that own sportsmens. All love em, no problems.
     
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    Polaris would be the only NA bike I'd ever consider.
    They look pretty, but that's just a lot of plastic....
     
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    But they work good. They have one of the best awd systems out there. And their motors work too! My 500 pred could take a 660 raptor easily. the new ktm 550s are rockets! My cousin has one of the new 800 xp's. what a machine that is!
     
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    See he's telling me not to..He said if he could get another one it would be 4x4 and he felt limited in what he could do with the sport quad.
     
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    yea but he wants a 4X4 to go hunting in shitty marsh crap lands prob, I guess it depends on where you'll use it.

    We took his outside of edmonton to a sandy area and it was a blast, but it would blow in the woods.
     
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    Ya i guess. i have no interest in hunting, or any of that stupid shit, i just wanna rip around..
     
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    I don't think I could ever bring myself to buy a quad that wasn't 4x4, and trail capable. Honestly Steve, you're never going to feel the need/want to go too much faster than a decent 4x4 will go. Buy a more capable bike...

    Unless you're looking to have some wheelie fun, in which case, the choice is clear... :lol:
     
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    Well, as long as its a half decent trail, the sports quad will do fine. You just gotta be a bit skilled on it :p
     
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    I <3 the Raptor, fun quad especially liked the clutch on it.
     
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    Agreed! Tons of low end grunt too. Great for pulling wheelies!
     
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    I have a 2002 yamaha wolverine, it's a sport 4X4, look for a used 1 of these and get the best of both worlds!!
     
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    trx450r is not a beginner bike. Race motor and high maint. It will cost you 10k for a new one. A used one is a shooting match and more then likely not maintained properly.

    Get a smaller sport utility.

    No 4500 kms is not a lot if it was maintained.
     
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    Assuming that the machine has been well maintained, 4500kms isn't bad at all.
     
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    2 different scramblers. The 400 is a 2 stroke and you can make them VERY quick. My bro had an 03 scrambler 500. Its a 4 stroke, awd on demand. Pretty quick too. As quick as you'd need it to be. Fun bike!
     
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    I've been told to avoid 2 strokes as they have to be rebuilt constantly?
     
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    It really depends. You're better off with the 4 stroke though. No mixing gas/oil.
     
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    I agree.
    4 stroke over 2 stroke for sure.
    Parts will be much easier to find and likely be cheaper also.
     
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    just baught a 2008 Sportsman 500 EFI Great Bike. Lots of Power will do wheelies on demand, Also is switchable from 2to 4 wheel drive so you can still power slide it down roads and do donuts. 7600 Brand New here in NS
     
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    Nice! Did you look at the 09s? I suppose thats why you got such a good deal on the 08. The EPS on the 09's is amazing! I rode my cousins 09 800xp and the EPS is just awesome!
     
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    looked at the 09's but they had 3 left over 08's for 1000 Less. Only difference is the 09's don't have a back up pull starter
     
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    suzuki king quad or kawasaki brute force.

    nothing else compares for 4 x 4.

    if you want a wicked sport quad, look for a Yamaha Banshee.
     
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    Right now, the best sport utility bikes overall are the Yamaha Grizzley 700i, and the Kawasaki Brute Force 700i.

    The only problem with Fuel injected bikes, is that theres no 2nd source of starting power. So if the bike is going to sit for long periods of time, you'll need a battery tender.

    Im currently in the process or buying a Kawasaki Brute Force 650. Its carburated, not fuel injected, and has 2nd source starting.
     

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