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MountainMan375

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what type of atv do you run
« on: May 10, 2011, 12:58:59 AM »
just wonderin what types of atvs everyone is runnin

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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 07:26:01 AM »
Polaris  500
polaris  200
polaris  90
Polaris RZR
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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 07:55:27 AM »
2006 Polaris 500 Sportsman, Clutched, Piped, 27" Swamp Lites, 1" wheel spacers
2001 Polaris 500 Sportsman, Clutched, 27" Mud Bugs, 1/2" wheel spacers
1998 Polaris 400 Explorer 2 stroke 25" Bear Claws
2005 Suzuki Ozark 250
2007 Baja 90
1987 Suzuki 80
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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 09:52:28 AM »
Wow  I have only one. I guess if you buy a quality machine you don't need all the back ups. Lol I have a 97 Arctic Cat 400. It's like a Mule tough as nails and never quits
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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 10:21:01 PM »
Picked up a Kawi mule 4010 last year. Works great in the bush, it can haul pretty much anything you need. Had a whole bull elk in the box last year. The only problem is when it gets stuck it takes a whole lot of work to get out. But that's half the fun. I'm looking at the new Polaris RZR XP's, they are supposed to be pretty wicked machines, somethin' to go get muddy in ;D.

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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 11:09:24 AM »
looks like my atv might be a horse this fall...

Now to just figure out how long to hook them stirrups...

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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 09:30:06 AM »
2004 artic cat 650 v twin a real work horse

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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 10:34:14 PM »
I have always ran Kawasaki with great success.. I put on a average 5000kms a year on them.... Had a few blow up but thats cause of serious drowning issues... I recently rode in a new 800 ranger side by side... Nice unit.. I kinda want a side by side now as well for bs'ing purposes

I ride a 2010 750 brute force done up and on tracks...



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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 10:28:00 PM »
Polaris 850XP
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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 08:27:56 AM »
Wow, I'm really surprised by the lack of Honda's listed! That being said:

2000 Honda 450 Foreman - A workhorse and still runs great!
2002 Honda 350 Foretrax - Light, responsive and great for chasing cattle.
2010 Honda 500 Rubicon CTE - My favorite! I am now sold on power steering, great for ruts, rocks and windfall.

I change out all the oil on a regular basis (synthetic in the 2010) and changed the tires over to Bear Claws. In the last 11 years I have spent $200 on replacing the brakes. I couldn't ask more from a machine.

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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2011, 09:01:55 AM »
Honda is a great reliable workhorse but has lost alot of popularity in the recreation crowd. They kinda fell behind in a few departments and are still trying to catch up.
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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 12:07:19 PM »
2004 grizzly 660
And an '04 Freddy. 1 horse power.
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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011, 06:59:01 PM »
Wow, I'm really surprised by the lack of Honda's listed! That being said:

2000 Honda 450 Foreman - A workhorse and still runs great!
2002 Honda 350 Foretrax - Light, responsive and great for chasing cattle.
2010 Honda 500 Rubicon CTE - My favorite! I am now sold on power steering, great for ruts, rocks and windfall.

I change out all the oil on a regular basis (synthetic in the 2010) and changed the tires over to Bear Claws. In the last 11 years I have spent $200 on replacing the brakes. I couldn't ask more from a machine.

Last Honda we owned was a 85 big red... i agree they are reliable
But i cant see myself every owning another one unless they make some changes to there machines..

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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2011, 08:09:17 AM »
I have a 1999 Polaris Explorer 400 2 stroke, and a 2002 500 Sportsman.  Both are stock, and have been extremely reliable over the years.  Too bad there was so much snow this winter on the lakes, I didn't even get to use them for icefishing. 

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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2011, 08:39:28 AM »
700 Polaris
650 Kawasaki
400 Suzuki {kids}

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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2011, 11:24:32 AM »
There is only one machine that I will go in the bush with and thats a Honda we have had a couple over the years but right now we are running the following.

My machine - '04, 450 Foreman
The boys - '06, 350 Foretrax
The oldest boy just bought a '10, 500 with the power steering very nice machine..

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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2011, 10:36:36 PM »
Honda all the way.  I own a 2006 500 Es while my wife has a 2006 400 automatic.  Both are great, reliable and does everything I have ever asked them to.

As you can see from the picture, my attitude is "if it cant take it then it cant stay".  These quads can be sunk obver their eyebals and up and running again in 15 minutes.  They are bulletproof.   ;)

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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2011, 02:25:46 PM »
I am running a 2007 Can-am Outlander 800 XT. It is piped, chipped, K&N filter system, snorkled and clutch kit.
I have 30 inch Mud-lites on Gold Star Rims. Bought it used from a buddy moving to Australia 2 years ago and it has only 1800 KMs on it. I also have old reliable. A 1986 Honda TRX 350 fulltime 4X4. Paid $700 for it at a yard sale in 2003 and it can not be killed. This little gem is ugly and has never let me down yet.
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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2011, 04:49:42 PM »
2010 Polaris Ranger
2010 Yamaha 700 Griz
2003 Yamaha 660 Griz

I've had a few quads and really liked my Honda Rubicon, but prefer my Grizzlies for how I ride. Oddly enough I had a Rhino and didn't like the thing, I really like my Ranger though.
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Re: what type of atv do you run
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2011, 08:03:36 PM »
2003 660r yamaha raptor with to many performance upgrades to list for when i get the urge to go fast and secondly a 2008 kawasaki brute force 750 for my hunting and mudding needs.