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Posted: 5/19/2005 9:48:15 AM EDT
Ok .....what do you guys own and or prefer......

Looking at the Yamaha Grizzly 660
and Honda...Rubicon or Rincon.....650

What are your thoughts on your ATV
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:52:24 AM EDT
I have a Raptor 660, I would take the Griz for serious use and the Honda for lighter duty.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:53:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/19/2005 10:01:39 AM EDT by green-grizzly]
Love the Grizzly. Don't like the weak engine braking on the Rincon, or the lack of IRS or an automatic transmission on the Rubicon. You can not lock the front differential with the Honda 4wd.

That new Kawasaki is nice too, but it is still a Kawasaki unfortunately.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:57:05 AM EDT
I'm a honda guy. I own a 350 rancher and a 250 recon. They work fine for my wife and I.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:58:36 AM EDT

Yamaha Grizzly 660

Yamaha makes a fine ATV. Rides nicely and that booger is fast. Lots o' fun with that thing.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:00:36 AM EDT
I have a little Kawasaki mojave 250 and like it just fine!
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:00:45 AM EDT
I work for the US Govt and we use Polaris.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:01:37 AM EDT
Honda 350 rancher 4 x 4
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:04:45 AM EDT
Polaris 700 - now 800-

great turning radius

super towing 1500 plus pounds..

Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:14:43 AM EDT
i have a 95 yamaha blaster 200cc.it is nothing fancy.i have a good time on it hitting the mud holes around here.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 11:13:05 AM EDT
98' Honda Foreman S 4x4. 4100 miles and still going strong. Get the solid rear axle bike if you want a robust non problematic atv. The Foreman has many reliability strongpoints:

Air cooled (no radiator to get punctured and leave you walking)
solid rear axle ( less cv boots to get peirced or cut which will lead to failure
solid engine with enough power
manual transmission ( simple run of the mill design, no belts or other crap to slip)
IFS front suspension (tough front 4x4 diff that allows enough wheel travel to be comfortable yet still able to work with heavy loads)
DC outlet

I bought my bike from a doctor that kept it up. It had 3300 miles when I got it. It still has the origional rear brakes on it and they work fine.
The only thing that has been done to this bike are:
front wheel bearings and brakes
rear wheel bearing left side
normal maintenance and be sure to keep water out of the brakes and drivetrain

I added ITP 26" 589 tires and wheels, Warn winch, silencer pipe, gun boot, beer holder, front rack bag.
Does not burn oil between changes. I will add a deep water snorkel kit soon.

I have had alot of bikes over the years, and this has to be the best yet. Even though it is an older bike, I still think reliability overcomes all the new comfort features.

If mine poops out, I will buy the new Honda Foreman S 500. The new ones have front disc brakes and a 2x4 / 4x4 selector.

Link Posted: 5/19/2005 12:33:30 PM EDT
Thanks for the Info guys......
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