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Old July 2nd, 2007, 11:51 AM   #1
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What would be a good one to buy???
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 11:59 AM   #2
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kodak you will no complaints. if you can get one a couple years old they seem to run a bit better. dont get a polaris belt driven transmissions are the devil
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 12:01 PM   #3
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A belt driven trans NO THANKS i never have liked pollaris. Who makes the Kodiak?
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 07:10 PM   #4
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Old July 6th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #5
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my artic cat 400 seems to be a good machine but any of the yamahas are sweet units.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #6
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Old July 6th, 2007, 03:12 PM   #7
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Old July 16th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #8
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I have a 04 350 raptor with 10 hours on it for 3500. with extras.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 07:56 PM   #9
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dont get a polaris belt driven transmissions are the devil
Why because the old ones would wear out a chain that cost $30? Sure you had to open the case to replace it but it's not like they grenaded all the time. The new ones only have problems if you run water in them for long periods of time.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #10
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Honda 650 rincon, put a set of 26 mud lites on it and it is a blast, two buddies at work have had them and beat them with ditch riding water to the tank and no problems. bought mine for 05 for 5500 with 43 hrs and 2 yr warrenty, can probally find one for 5000
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I have two Kaws 750 Brute force and the older 650 Praire both are belt driven and do just fine. great suspension on the Brute and very fast, both machines can take up to 27" tire without mods and both will serve you well. the most you have to do on the belt drive is shim to adjust from time to time.

I hate to say it but Honda's trans suck. they have not evolved to keep up with the market in perfomance. they have little to no down hill engine braking and have no low range in the trans to support bigger tire kits. if you plan on doing any serious off roading they also have the worst suspension of the bigger quads and ride like a big garden tractor. I was following my buddy on his Honda all weekend when I had my 325 polaris and it was like he could run away from me in the flat straights but he was down to a crawl in any whoops...all he was missing was a mower deck.
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artic cat 700 or the v2
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Belt driven is great, just not the best for deep water unless you move the air intake and exit up higher. And if you like deep thick mud and big tires you might smoke a belt, but if you use it and dont abuse it too much they are great. Mine pulls wheelies nicely.
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Yamaha Raptors Or Hondas
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I have a 2003 Yamaha Warrior for sale. Very low hours and great condition. Recently had an oil change and tune up. Garage stored...all stock parts. One owner.

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i worked at a shop and we saw les polaris quads than hondas...the belt drive has no problems that cant be fixed in just a few min...if the trsndmission goes on a honda you are out big buxks...atcticat is also a great quad and can be bought with a manual trans
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Old April 8th, 2008, 03:19 PM   #17
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go with a yamaha big bear. I am on my second one. The first one was a 1985 and ran when we sold it in 2000.
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i love my kodiak 450...goes through anything, will pull a truck, can tow a 1500 lb boat no problem. the beltdrive system is unsurpassed because of it's no slip design, granted it does lack in power alittle bit with my bigger S.S vampire tires on it but it's all good.
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my boss has an 05 articat 600 or 650 with the v-twin kawasaki motor. prolly the most bad ass 4x4 quads ive ridden. wheelies no prob goes through anything. pushes a shit ton of snow (the 500 cc model) i like em alot. its a toss up though between the 500-600(650?) cats or the grizzly though.
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Belt driven is great, just not the best for deep water unless you move the air intake and exit up higher. And if you like deep thick mud and big tires you might smoke a belt, but if you use it and dont abuse it too much they are great. Mine pulls wheelies nicely.
I ride an 06 Suzzie 700 King. Those damn things are submarines, i swear. Water, mud, snow, you name it. Absolutely no complaints on the Kings.
Actually thinking of selling mine if anyone out there is interested.

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