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Old December 22nd, 2012, 10:47 AM   #21
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Those are nice, same ones that are on the enduro? Here's mine.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 12:09 PM   #22
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Those are nice, same ones that are on the enduro? Here's mine.
Nice. I really like the sturdiness of those grips. However, my buddy has acerbis hand guards and I think they are way too flimsy compared to these tusk guards for like 2 or 3x the cost. I've been down on them countless time on the KLX and have never come close to bending them.

Quick question to everybody, I would like to use this a little bit in the snow/ice, would tire chains be worthwhile or should the knobbies do ok on their own? I know it's not going to do deep snow.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 01:59 PM   #23
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x2 on the odi grips. I have an 04 yfz 450 and my buddy has a trx 450 we both run em and love them. By far the best grips i have used. http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/.../odi+grips+atv
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 02:21 PM   #24
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No chains. I didn't think they would work too well. I've only had quads and anything less than ~7" you'll be fine. Maybe some 22" rear tires would help for trail and snow riding. I've owned three different 400ex's and a 450. They are great quads, if you need any help I'll do what I can.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:25 PM   #25
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Ive done paddles in the snow on my old 400z it did great.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:58 PM   #26
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Ive done paddles in the snow on my old 400z it did great.
Paddles, eh. Maybe I'll have to find a used set.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 04:45 PM   #27
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I took my 4x4 Polaris out in snow up to the headlights and it rocked out on stock tyres.

Even without using 4WD. Frozen lake + quad = fun.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 06:52 PM   #28
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That's what I'm hoping. :)
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Old December 25th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #29
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I had a couple boxes waiting on my step when I got home today. :)

I bought a used stock 450r bumper. It seems to be of nicer quality than the 400ex bumper. I pulled the old air filter out and replaced it with the moose racing one I had ordered. It looks to be pretty much the same as the stock one. The last time I tried to clean a factory honda air filter, it fell apart in my hands, which is why I replaced it. I also installed the seat bushings that make it fit a lot tighter and better.



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Old December 26th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #30
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I took this out in the yard today and man is it fun. I can't wait until the lakes freeze. :)
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Old January 15th, 2013, 07:10 AM   #31
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So, the other night, my wife was asking me about taking the MSF test this spring. Needless to say, I signed us up for a weekend class in May and I'm interested in selling/trading the 400ex. The thing is ready to go. The oil is changed, the air filter is new, the chain is lubed, it's clean from top to bottom, brand new hand guards, etc.. I'd put the value of the quad around 2600$. I'd be interested in trading for a TW200, XT225, XT250, DR200SE, CRF230L or M. Equal value trade or cash could be added with the bike.









I'm kind of bummed to get rid of it, I haven't even gotten much of a chance to use it, but the idea of my wife and I being able to do some street legal back road adventures is just too awesome.

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Ok, 2 weekends ago, I took the quad down to my parents house where there is quite a bit of property to play around on. We had a few inches of snow. It was a freaking blast.

I tried to go out in my yard a little bit ago with about 10 + inches of snow. I wasn't going anywhere. So, as long as you don't have snow touching the rear skidplate, you're golden. ;)
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Old February 24th, 2013, 06:56 PM   #33
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I don't think we'll be getting rid of it after all...





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Old February 24th, 2013, 07:28 PM   #34
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Just putting around the yard in first gear...
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