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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: aalf] #15023504 07/05/20
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Originally Posted by aalf

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I bet it's a pain in the ass to get the rifle outta your front rest, when ya need to take a quick shot....grin

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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: BlueDuck] #15023526 07/05/20
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Originally Posted by BlueDuck
Hard to beat a Honda.


But a Suzuki King Quad may just do that.


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Funny how some folks reading the internet, feel superior to other folks reading the internet...


Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: 358wsm] #15023585 07/05/20
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We use them a lot hunting. Drive in ,then walk,. build trail, then trailer out the moose or elk. I see all colours. More blue than red, BTW. You need power steering, independent rear suspension, efi, good after market tires are a must, metal racks and at least 500cc There is a lot of quading around here..They guys that cycle through quads, after they end up on Can-Ams, stick with that brand. That tells you something.


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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: 358wsm] #15023594 07/05/20
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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: 358wsm] #15023609 07/05/20
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Had a Polaris '96 Sportsman 500, which was totally reliable. Used it mostly for hunting and plowing snow here in Colorado. Sold it to a guy in Kansas, who is still running it.


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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: 358wsm] #15023634 07/05/20
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Is the track kit worth it or is it unnecessary...say in bogs and snow.?


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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: 358wsm] #15023638 07/05/20
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I have a 2008 Rancher and a 2017 Foreman. Both are pretty bulletproof. They aren't as fast as a lot of others, but I've had mine up to near 40 MPH with a passenger on the back. Honestly that was too fast, but we were trying to outrun a thunderstorm. The fear of getting struck by lightening was greater than crashing.


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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: 358wsm] #15023645 07/05/20
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I have a Honda pioneer 500 and got the tracks for snow last winter. Great machine, it’s a tank. Being older I like the sxs

Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: saj] #15023646 07/05/20
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Originally Posted by saj
I have a Honda pioneer 500 and got the tracks for snow last winter. Great machine, it’s a tank. Being older I like the sxs



Is there a vastly notable difference.?


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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: SamOlson] #15023650 07/05/20
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yep. have had mine grizzly 10 years and its been great


Originally Posted by SamOlson
New or used I'd be looking for a Yamaha 700 Grizzly.
(assuming you meant 4-wheeler)

Some guys like Honda.



We move cows in some fairly rough country with ATV/UTV's and the Grizzly is a very good machine.



If speaking hard use and a UTV I'd get a Honda. We have a 900 Ranger and it's been fine but I don't bomb around too hard in that machine.

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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: VaHunter] #15023709 07/05/20
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Originally Posted by VaHunter
Yamaha or Honda, look no where else in my opinion. If you don't plan to tow or snow plow with it get a 350 or 450 size machine. It will be lighter and in some models smaller and more nimble. The electric power steering(EPS) is worth having. Buy a bright color, yellow, red, lime green, etc. so you can find it when you park it in the woods.


Funny you say that. I lost my green Honda once. It was right where it was suppose to be but I walked right past it

Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: 358wsm] #15023723 07/05/20
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No belt drives for me. 2002 Honda 450 Foreman manual foot shift.
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Both machines 2wd and 4wd feature. Both have never been in a dealer shop, just general recommended maintenance and non-ethanol gas with SeaFoam additive. One or the other gets used on the farm just about every day.


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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: SamOlson] #15023735 07/05/20
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Originally Posted by SamOlson
New or used I'd be looking for a Yamaha 700 Grizzly.
(assuming you meant 4-wheeler)

Some guys like Honda.



We move cows in some fairly rough country with ATV/UTV's and the Grizzly is a very good machine.



If speaking hard use and a UTV I'd get a Honda. We have a 900 Ranger and it's been fine but I don't bomb around too hard in that machine.

i have one of those, p.s., independent suspension, disc brakes, very comfortable to ride. has a low/high, 4x4, also a locker to make it true 4x4 on all tires. will do about 70mph on the flats. rarely use the low range, not needed most of time. it has the ability to scare you in where it will go. also has a good trailer towing capacity.


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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: 358wsm] #15023761 07/05/20
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To the op, I didn’t read the entire thread, but in a gentle environment most anything works. You did mention mud and rough terrain. For rough terrain I like one with power steering. I live in Louisiana where people like to tear shiit up ( google Louisiana Mudfest, I live right up the road) I’ve had several bikes and seen them all. For reliability I strongly suggest a Honda or Yamaha. I have no doubt they have been the most reliable brand around here. One with i front locker is also a plus.

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One other thing if you tow or haul much on uneven terrain I prefer the straight rear axl of a Honda Foreman. The IRS bikes are definitely more comfortable for riding, but not as stable on uneven terrain with a load.

Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: 358wsm] #15023789 07/05/20
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Originally Posted by 358wsm


Is the track kit worth it or is it unnecessary...say in bogs and snow.?






I have tracks for mine (Suzuki 750 King Quad), most of my ATV use is ice fishing. The tracks are amazing, until you get over drifted cattails/brush, at which point you're fooked like a football bat. With the tracks and a blade you can move a LOT of snow as well.

I hunted Moose in Northern Alberta in '13. The guide had ATV's so we didn't bring ours. While sitting around the fire I mentioned having tracks for mine and they said they'd tried them and in boggy county they'd tear through the top level and bury themselves. I have 0 bog/track experience, but, I mentioned the tracks to 2 other guides in camp and all had the same story, not good in bogs.


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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: 358wsm] #15023803 07/05/20
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Re: Hey.! Tell me about 4X4 Quads [Re: aalf] #15023804 07/05/20
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Originally Posted by aalf


[b]And replaced it with a new Foreman:


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I have hunted all over Wisconsin, several states and Canada and never saw a Doskocil Gun Guard. I thought I made a wrong choice in a hard case until now. shocked cool

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