Show off your ATV/Quad!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by antwon412, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer Supporter

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    We have a 2019 X4. Actually, not "we" - it's my wife's. In any case it's our first sxs so I'm not in much of a position to give advice other than comparing it to our 2 day Teryx 4 rental. She wanted 4 place seating which really limited our options. My biggest complaint about the X4 is how tall it is because of the stadium style seating for the rear passengers.
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  2. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer Super Supporter

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    True dat. In the summer I'll often open the door forward to get air in.
    This time of year I like having the heat. I've considered installing one of
    these 4 inch vents that can be opened and closed.

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  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer Super Supporter

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    Mine's a 2016. For what I use it for I like the higher seating.

    That said I did a little over 70 miles today in the YXZ. I kept thinking
    how comfortable it was with the "Down in" seating. Mainly because I didn't
    have to keep getting in and out. I shoot my airgun from the UTV and I wouldn't
    be able to from the Yamaha. Not with a low windscreen anyway.

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    I was thinking it was only dust, easy clean and then ran into a mile of this stuff.

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    I actually like splashing through these. A hunter was poking a stick into it to
    see how deep it was.:lol3 I told him I'd test it for him.:deal

    I disorient easily and kept missing the turn off to get back to the parking lot.
    Only meant I went through this section 3 times before asking directions. :fpalm

    Nice views.

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    This hunter waived me down. Seen here calling for help. He'd lost his keys and it was
    a borrowed truck. Had to find the owner, see if he had a spares set, find his wife
    to go get them and figure how to get them back in 15 miles. I gave him a ride into
    town so his wife could find him and they could work it out from there.

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    Here's where I love women's logic. She knows he's had a shit day, a total stranger has agreed to
    take him into town to meet at a place she could find. Just as we pull in she is pulling out. He goes
    "That's her!". I honk and wave. She stops and says she was hungry and just going to get something to
    eat. She was sitting in a fast food parking lot! He was starving as well and had told her that. So if
    we would have missed her we would have been sitting there waiting for her to come back after eating.:loco
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  4. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Test rode a used (5k kms on it) 2013 Rzr 800 today. Price was good but I couldn't pull the trigger. Some accessories and parts replaced but countless odd bolts and zipties holding pieces together.
    Almost zero experience with noise levels in these things and this had what sounded like a gear/belt whine at 40kmph (25mph). The whine and overall noise was greater than what I expected.
  5. mlbraptor

    mlbraptor Been here awhile

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    I like the YXZ, might have to get one. Or the new Honda Talon....
  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer Super Supporter

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    I did have a Rekluse clutch put in mine when I bought it. Glad I did. Makes it act like
    a CVT. You still use a clutch when shifting but can stop in gear.

    Kawasaki just released their first sport sidexside too.


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  7. farleywilbur

    farleywilbur Been here awhile

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    I've got a 2018 Honda Pioneer 1000 that we love. Very useful around our 30 acres for odd jobs and then fun to hit the trails with. A couple of weeks ago my friend who owns the local Honda dealer gave me a brand new Talon to go test out for a few hours and its a whole new world. Insane suspension, perfect seats, power is bananas. I was an instant convert but won't be trading in the Pioneer anytime soon and in fact its going in on Friday for a 4,500 winch and 6' snowplow.
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  8. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    In a perfect world Id like a 4 seat UTV. The Teryx4 looks nice. I recently saw a CanAm Commander 4seater. The 800 is priced pretty competitively.

    Though just for the money. I also would like to see a Hisun 550Strike. Just a 2 seater but...


    The “sport-utility” type would work well for me.
  9. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    I stopped in at a local shop and the CFmoto brand looks pretty decent. I liked the Zforce 800 Trail. Was very small/narrow. Seems like it would actually fit down a trail.

    sorry, I failed at picture taking
  10. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Good prices on CF moto up here, but I have a hard time going beyond the big three. Even with Polaris and CanAm being the most popular, I have a hard time deciding on either.
  11. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    Im obviously a quad/utv noob. What are the “big three”?
    I know Polaris pretty much rules the side-by-side market.
  12. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Japanese, some would consider that the big four for motorcycles. But I don't think Suzuki makes side by sides/utvs.

  13. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Can't speak to side by sides but they most definitely do (or did) make quads. I took a short ride on a Suzuki King Quad some years ago and was quite impressed with the performance. Of course it weighing about half as much as my Mv7 might have had something to do with that.

    Bruce
  14. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    They still make quads. I sat on a couple new ones last week.
    Nothing on there site about SxSs though.
  15. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    ahh.
    In the dirtbike world it is often now referred to as the big Five. Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, and KTM.
  16. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Took the Yamaha Viking and Wolverine for a 45 minute each test ride on Saturday with my 12 yr old. What a blast that was and having it drift on the trail turns.

    Was going to buy a 2019 they had in stock but last minute research has the 2020 coming soon and it has numerous (but small) chassis, swing arm, suspension changes.

    So gonna hold off for that. Won't get the few discounts from the 19 model but I'll feel better about the decision over the longer haul.
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  17. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    What do you favor? The Wolverine or Viking?

    Looks like you will have a pretty sweet rig either way.
  18. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Wolverine.

    The Viking was great and if I never drove the Wolverine I wouldn't have known any better. The Viking has the Gen 1 Wolverine motor (708cc single).

    Kind of like having a car that's say a 2012 and now you're trying a new one. Every way the Viking drove and felt, the Wolverine was better, and so much quiter.

    That said, it's a 5-6k (up here) difference between the 2. 13ish k, vs 18-19 depending on model.

  19. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    Yeah, sometimes its best NOT to test drive something really nice.
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  20. monjorrow

    monjorrow Young n Dumb

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    Four wheels can be fun too! This thing is also hard to keep on the ground
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