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TigahsWin
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Member since Aug 2007
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Four wheelers


Looking for some recommendations on buying an ATV. It will primarily be used for hunting and some trail riding as well as pulling some things around the house-boat, etc. I have been out of the four wheeler game since there were only 3 wheelers, and I'd like to get something I can hand off to my sons in a few years (9 and 6 years old). I may be leaning toward something used just because of price. I keep hearing Honda Foreman. What says the OB?






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Komatipoort
Member since Jan 2010
707 posts

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Buy a used one- there are plenty mid-2000 Ranchers that can be had for $2000-$3000. Still look good and have a lot of life in them.

If you have to have a new one, Brookhaven Honda does manual shift 4x4 Ranchers for $4600+tax.






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CHEDBALLZ
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South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
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If you get a used, carbed 2 stroke get a pre 2006.





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Pina Coladaburg
Member since Jul 2011
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If I wanted a manual transmission I'd get a Honda.
If I wanted an auto trans, I'd get a Kawasaki or Yamaha.

I don't like Hondas automatics , but the rest of their bikes are bulletproof and reliable.






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FelicianaTigerfan
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
13667 posts

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Honda Rancher.





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greasemonkey
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Macclenny Fl aka south JAWJA
Member since Aug 2012
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If you find a few youre interested in,post what they are and ill let you know what to look for on them.

If you want the best riding best pulling, best engine by far, then find a 500 sportsman.

ranchers and foremans without electric shift are good but ride and pull like shite unless you get a newer one with independent rear suspension.
If it will be rode in mud n water check rear dif oil daily..

honda and kawi rearends and carb work(all brands) keep me very busy.




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LSUSVM02
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Prairieville
Member since Sep 2006
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What is the word on Can-am ATV's? Looking at a renegade 800.





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greasemonkey
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Macclenny Fl aka south JAWJA
Member since Aug 2012
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What is the word on Can-am ATV's? Looking at a renegade 800.


fast as hell and power breaks shit, people that know how to not abuse things can make most brands last.

if you plan on snorkling and big tirews the canam belt will overheat and wear out very quickly

for mud there is no better than polaris

for trail and occasional mud with not much bigger than stock tire canam is good






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Purple Spoon
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Hoth
Member since Feb 2005
5190 posts

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Honda Rancher





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laangler21
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Member since May 2012
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+1 on the Honda Rancher, I have an 08 and it is a beast.

quote:

carbed


Will never own another bike that is not fuel injected.

ETA: Rancher 420 get the 4x4, my only regret is not getting it. I use mine mostly for trail riding, and rarely have a need for 4wd. I tend to avoid large mud holes, but if Im feeling frisky, I got a winch.



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Jblac15
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That LP
Member since Mar 2011
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If youre mostly using it for work and hauling heavy things, then I would say a Foreman 500 (footshift). A lightly used one will run you around $3500. The solid axle will stand up to anything and the 500 has a lot of low end power.

If youre going to primarily be trail riding and having fun with it, my vote goes to the Grizzly. I have owned several Atvs, both Honda and Yamaha, and I prefer the Yamaha. My Hondas were very cold natured, whereas my Yamaha will fire right up and be ready to ride after sitting for weeks at a time. The CVT that Yamaha has is very durable, and very convenient for trail riding. For the full sized Grizzly, you can get a 660 (older), a 550, or a 700. You cant really go wrong with either one. The newer ones are fuel injected which is also nice to have. They also offer a 400-450 Kodiak/Grizzly that is comparable in size to the Rancher. I had a 2006 Kodiak 450 that I loved, and regret selling.

If you find any that youre interested in, post a link on here.






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CHEDBALLZ
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South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
3108 posts

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Dint buy a Kymco





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TigahsWin
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Member since Aug 2007
195 posts

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Thanks to all. I am shopping around.





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TigahsWin
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Member since Aug 2007
195 posts

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2002 Honda Rancher 350es 4x4 with supposedly no problems. 2" lift kit HMF? exhaust. $1700? Decent price? Problems with that model?


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TigahsWin
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Member since Aug 2007
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Got the guy down to $1100 on the 350es. Has brake issues and a little rust near the engine. I assume this is somewhat normal on a bike this age?





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