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Old July 23rd, 2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Would utility atv's do well in the sand at Silver Lake? The atv's in question are a 1998ish Honda Rancher 350cc and my buddy's newer Yamaha Grizzly which I believe is 350-400cc. Both are completely stock. I don't really know how they perform in the sand, if they'd be fun or just frustrating. I've been there with my jeep and have seen sport quads there, but I don't recall seeing any utility atv's.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 12:35 PM   #2
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I take my 2002 big bear 400 4wd in there and have a blast. I mostly ride around in 2wd but do need 4wd for some of the bigger hills. I air my tires down to about 1 or 1.5 psi and it works a lot better but still does ok with the reccomended 4 psi in all tires.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 12:36 PM   #3
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i don't think you'll have any issues, as long as you drive smart. air down the rears. i was riding a pos 87 suzuki lt230 this year on almost bald dirt tires. i took the valve stems out and let them equalize pressure with atmosphere, put the stems back in and ran it. the only place i couldn't do was the steep end of test hill. no problems anywhere else at all.
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Took a Honda recon 250 there for my girlfriend and it did great. Like everyone says its all about air pressure.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 04:50 PM   #5
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it'll go everywhere.. will it be as fun as if you were riding a sport quad ?? no. but you're still out riding !
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Awesome, thanks for all the responses.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #7
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Went memorial day weekend, heres 2 of the people i was with that had utility quads

Renegade 500, more of a mix between utility and sport i guess


and heres another person i was with on one.


Renegade 500 easily went up test hill and had no problems at all. I didnt ask the kid on the green one how he did, but i know he had a great time to.
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