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Author Topic:   Your votes for the best ATV!
Dirt Administrator

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posted May 05, 2002 10:59 AM  

Dirt Freak

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posted May 05, 2002 05:14 PM  
wat is a ATV? Because i don't have one.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted May 06, 2002 07:40 AM  
Polaris Sportsman 500HO

Dirt Roller

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posted May 06, 2002 03:24 PM  
For the Track I would have to say the new Polaris 700, or even the Yamaha Grizzly 660. But for the most fun I would have to say the Yamaha BANSHEE!! far the most fun quad, hands down!

Tom Asmus
Dirt Freak

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posted May 06, 2002 03:46 PM  
We have a Polaris Explorer, it does the job and it dependable!

Dirt Full Roller

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posted May 06, 2002 04:13 PM  
The 88-89 250R are some of the best quads in my opinion...for racing atleast, I had an 87, and wish I would have avoid the creek I sank it in and ruined the motor (DOH!!) BUt for a working wheeler, the Grizzly is probably one of the best. But they are VERY top heavey, and go over easy. We get alot of them at work. But if you want a good wheeler that is dependable...I would go with a Honda rancher 4x4 MANUAL shift, the electric shifts break all the time. And sometimes, will just quit working.

Pavement is for getting there, dirt is for racing

Dirt Full Roller

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posted May 08, 2002 06:30 PM  
Polaris 500 HO

Dirt Maniac

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posted May 09, 2002 09:48 PM  
I have never been partial to any brand in particular, and despite their poor past reputation, Suzuki has come out with some mean new quads. The new 4-stroke 400cc racer puts out 20 more horses than the Honda 400 and keeps up with the 660 Yamaha Raptor. By the same token, the new Suzuki Vinson 4X4 is an absolute dream in both performance and reliability. The folks at Suzuki have really gotten it right this time. Back in 85' Suzuki changed history with the first hi-po 2-stroke quad with the 250 quad racer, then again with the big bore 500 quad racer, and now they have done it again with these new ones. Until this year I would have said you would be crazy to buy anything but a Honda...

Dirt Roller

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posted May 10, 2002 06:45 AM  
After looking at all of them in the $5,000 range, I bought a 2002 Artic Cat 400I 4X4. It's no racer but has a nice ride with the independent suspension. I can't get this thing stuck. Excellent low end torque. Good trail rider and workhorse. I don't know anybody else that has an Artic Cat, but everybody is interested in checking mine out. I'll let you know how it works out after riding it for a while

Dirt Maniac

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posted May 16, 2002 09:34 PM  
When Honda puts the CRF450 in a Quad it will be top dog.

Dirt Maniac

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posted May 19, 2002 04:35 PM  

Dirt Maniac

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posted June 04, 2002 02:18 AM  
If you want one that is going to last and that you'll be able to get the parts you want for it for a long time, buy a HONDA!!!


Just my honest opinion

Dirt Newbie

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posted March 06, 2003 10:14 PM  
The new Grizzly 660 is hands down best off-highway vehicle I've ever used! The fenders really work! All it needs is a heater. But when you get the NEED FOR SPEED nothing feels like a Banshee! I haven't even touched a 700 but I agree w/ Racer58. I own five ATVs all made by Yamaha.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted March 09, 2003 04:06 PM  
Polaris is the way to go. Which one depends on the type of riding. I would go 500 ho in either a scrambler or sportsman. We have a 500 HO scrambler that has been rolled 4 times and twice were off 20 ft tall or better high walls. Never cracked the plastic just bent the steering stem which was easily fixed. Also parts are way cheaper than the honda's etc. Plus it is made in America. Some engines aren't but I now the new 700's are. Roll a honda off the high wall and see how much it costs. We replaced a complete right front strut and 4 wheel drive assemble on my friends for the price of a-arm bushings for a yamaha. If you play hard repair costs and duribilty count. Just my opinion. I also forgot no gears to miss it's automatic and will run outrun most bikes in its class.hangs with 400 ex no problems in stock polaris trim. And that is a 4x4 model. NO top end rebuilds either compared to a 2 stroke.


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John Bottoms
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posted March 16, 2003 03:20 PM  
Honda Rancher Manual

Dirt Maniac

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posted March 30, 2003 09:00 PM  
No offense slam shifter, but I work in a shop and work on junk polaris all the time. You just dont know the whole deal until you work on them everyday. I personally love the polaris snowmobiles and will never buy anything else, but for some reason the atv's are nothing but headaches. If I were forced to buy a polaris it would be an older two stroke model. They have way less problems than the 4 strokes, and are actually decent. The 4 strokes are smooth and nice to look at but just dont hold up. Yeah some do, but 7 out of 10 atv's I work on are polaris. Honda Rincon or Suzuki Vinson are the tops in the atv category. And by the way, we have no dealership, only work on them and sell aftermarket stuff so I am not trying to push anything. For racing, the new Suzuki 400 is looking to be the best eventhough I still love the scream of a two strokel.......

mudcat #34
Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 24, 2003 10:14 PM  
Take a look at the new Kawasaki V-Force 700, it's one bad wheeler.

Dirt Maniac

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posted May 07, 2003 04:26 PM  
For racing:Yamaha YZF450F(just came out)!

For fun:Yamaha Raptor660R

For getting the job done:Prairie

Dirt Freak

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posted December 29, 2003 02:59 PM  
Yamaha banshee for arm rippin fun. Ive ridden the new 450 yamaha makes, and its fast and fun, but it still dont hold a candle to a banshee. With a few add ons for the banshee (and the options are UNLIMITED!) they are the fastest and most reliable 2 stroke ever built.

If I were to race MX, I would go with a 250R, or the new 450z.

Hill climbs.....BANSHEE
Drag race.....BANSHEE Ive drag raced crotch rockets and won on mine! Evne drgged a RX7 and beat him until he passed me when I was doing 80. (all she has for top end)

For cruising, and or workin, I would say any of the new quads are very capable. I am not brand specific as far as that stuff goes. They all have the ups and down. the new quads are all well built, and purpose built. You just need to decide wich will serve you best.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted January 05, 2004 09:42 PM  
hey everyone , i have a 660 that has been ported and polished with stage one cam and 11-1 piston. full trinity pipe, pulls like a tractor , but the new yamaha is still faster, want one bad,,,,,,,,,,,

Dirt Full Roller

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posted January 06, 2004 07:38 AM  
I have a 1992 Honda TRX 200. It's not a racing quad, but it sure can get the job done. We put a "bumper" on it and it sure makes for a great push vehicle. I've used it several times to push off micro sprints.

Mrs. KP

Dirt Full Roller

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posted January 09, 2004 07:38 PM  
just perchased a KFV700 v twin and this thing will pull a 690 raptor on top and bottom. The torque on this thing is unreal, At first I was thinking automatic, no way but then I rode it and man this thing will scoot and all you have to do is hold on. Excellent wheeler but I'm still partial to the 400 ex honda.

Dirt Roller

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posted January 10, 2004 02:41 AM  
Anything Yamaha, the YFZ 450 gets my vote, so watch out you honda 250r riders.

Dirt Freak

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posted January 11, 2004 08:44 AM  
When I stuck my Dually & 35' trailer in a mudhole leaving the pits and my 600 Grizzly was able to pull the whole rig out, thats what took me from "I like this thing" to "I love this thing".
Stock unit, except for Vampire tires, we use it to push start 360 Sprints.

Dirt Newbie

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posted January 11, 2004 11:57 PM  
Rincon, I know there may be some out there with more power of torgue, but considering the power vs weight this thing is a blast, it seems like riding a 400 EX, only with 4x4, but if I was gonna buy a sport quad I would have to try the KFX 700....

Dirt Freak

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posted January 15, 2004 11:38 AM  
Canondale. Check em out.

Race ready out of the box.

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