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#1485421 - 06/17/10 04:04 PM Best 4wheeler
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Whats the best 4wheeler on the market today? Figured we could get some good convo going...I pick the Suzuki 750 king quad for reliability, price and features.


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#1485537 - 06/17/10 05:13 PM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: bbqfan5909]
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Ive owned 3 newer quads.
2007 King quad 700fi
2008 Brute Force 750efi
2008 Grizzly 700fi with power steering

Number one and Number 3 were stolen Jan of 09. But out of the three the grizzly was my personal fav. The grizzlys clutch housing is built the best due to the fact that the intake and outake are towards the top of the bike. There for you can go through deep water and not worry about slipping the belt. The king quad was my second fav. It was awesome until I submerged it and had to rebuild the motor. It was never the same. I thought the brute force was a piece of junk. They are way over rated. Everytime I rode it either I would snap a cv axle or smoke the belt and send it off into limp mode.


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#1485871 - 06/17/10 08:57 PM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: pokerj2]
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Honda... Nuff said

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#1485943 - 06/17/10 09:32 PM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: DPD
Honda... Nuff said


x 2... they are hard to beat.

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#1486020 - 06/17/10 09:59 PM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: rifleman]
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Hondas are great my dad has an 03 foreman 450s and it has been through hell and back. Hondas will do what they need to do just dont have the top end power needed to break things.


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#1486077 - 06/17/10 10:21 PM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: pokerj2]
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Registered: 06/07/10
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HONDA for sure, all i have owned are honda's and they will outstand anything


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#1486167 - 06/17/10 11:14 PM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: pokerj2]
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I have been riding Polaris ATV's since 1993 and currently have a Sportsman 500 and a Sportsman 800.

I have ridden all of the major brands and for me Polaris is the only way to go. I have never had a problem of any type with any of my Polaris atv's. Honda would be my second choice.


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#1486172 - 06/17/10 11:22 PM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Originally Posted By: Lone Ranger
I have been riding Polaris ATV's since 1993 and currently have a Sportsman 500 and a Sportsman 800.

I have ridden all of the major brands and for me Polaris is the only way to go. I have never had a problem of any type with any of my Polaris atv's. Honda would be my second choice.


x2 I own the same two and im convinced.... Polaris is my pick

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#1486334 - 06/18/10 07:51 AM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: Rockinmyshoe]
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I had a Honda Rancher 350 for 17 years, now I have a 07 Honda Rancher 420. I ride it everyday here on the farm.

I haven't ridden anything but a Honda so I can't help on other brands.

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#1486336 - 06/18/10 07:52 AM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: Payne]
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Polaris- great machines.

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#1486452 - 06/18/10 09:19 AM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Honda.


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#1486455 - 06/18/10 09:22 AM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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I really hate these "best" threads, but I always respond since I have my opinions and experiences too. Anyway, I have a 2004 Yamaha Big Bear with 8400 miles on it, and all I have ever done to it is change the fluids and replace brake pads. I even put 5800 miles on the original tires. I ride it every day but don't abuse it, and in my opinion, that is a major factor in "problems" in 4 wheelers as a whole.

I firmly believe that the "best" 4 wheelers are the "basic" models without all the bells and whistles. If I were buying another 4 wheeler today, it would be a toss up between a Honda Rancher with manual transmission or another Yamaha Big Bear.

I don't believe there is a single "brand" of 4 wheeler that is any better or worse than any other, but I do believe that certain "models" in all brands are more prone to problems than others.


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#1486644 - 06/18/10 11:06 AM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: retrieverman]
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I have a 2008 Polaris Sportsman 700EFI X2. It is a two seater - front to back. Or I can fold down the back seat and have a cargo box that holds up to 400 pounds. It will tow up to 1200 pounds.

It is great for hauling the corn and stuff around when I am by myself. Then when my grandson comes out we can ride together and both still be comfortable.

I've got almost 3000 miles on it now with no issues other than doing the regular maintenance which I can do by myself.

I used to have a Honda Rancher, but the ride on the Polaris with IFS/IRS is so much better.

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#1487883 - 06/19/10 09:11 AM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: gogburn]
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Retrieverman... U r right, the best one is the basic model. Just like vehicles, the basic models have fewer things that can go wrong. I have two 2004 Honda Foreman 450's. One is foot shift and the other is electric. The foot shift has over 13000 miles and was heavily abused, toeing and haing way more then it ever should and has been known to sink in a few mud holes. Keep them maintained and they will last forever.

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#1489692 - 06/20/10 07:38 PM Re: Best 4wheeler [Re: BigPig]
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I bought a 2007 Honda Foreman 500 last year with only 17 hours on it. I absolutely love it. I use it on my wetlands...the majority of the work I have used it for is broadcasting seed, and using it to spray undesirable plants.

So far so good.


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