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Posted: 1/6/2003 11:06:52 AM EST
Took the wife riding this weekend. She prefers the kawasaki prairie 650 and I prefer the prairie 360. She is a competent rider who has done some nasty trails so I don't know if it was just the bike or her riding style but the little p360 seemed to do better in the snow. .(possibly the high ground clearence helped)Here's a couple pics of her buried atv. [IMG]http://forums.atvconnection.com/i/GalleryImages/25246/DSC01070.JPG[/IMG] [IMG]http://forums.atvconnection.com/i/GalleryImages/25246/DSC01071.JPG[/IMG] [IMG]http://forums.atvconnection.com/i/GalleryImages/25246/DSC01072.JPG[/IMG] [IMG]http://forums.atvconnection.com/i/GalleryImages/25246/DSC01073.JPG[/IMG] [IMG]http://forums.atvconnection.com/i/GalleryImages/25246/DSC01074.JPG[/IMG]
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 11:23:07 AM EST
hmmm..interesting pics, I cant see anything in the pics but snow, bushes and some twigs. [%|]
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 11:39:19 AM EST
Where do ya'll live? Looks like you've got a few feet of the white stuff.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 11:52:34 AM EST
Hey, what's all that powdery white stuff? Don't you just hate us Floridians? [nana]
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 12:17:11 PM EST
How did she get home?
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 12:36:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/6/2003 12:41:05 PM EST by Kurt_Austin]
Looks like a straight axle on that thing. Hmmm..no independant suspension, lotsa power with relatively no weight...so when it bogs down, it goes down quick and hard...I would look into getting a winch my friend. I buried my Polaris 500 in swamp over the fenders, by myself, and the winch saved my proverbial ASS!!!! Signed... The "never stuck since I got a winch" Kurt_Austin
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 12:42:36 PM EST
Hey, that looks like fun !
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 12:47:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 3:28:07 PM EST
thats why you bring your own anchor along too. either a snow anchor, or a stake to drive into the ground.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 3:39:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By Kurt_Austin: Looks like a straight axle on that thing. Hmmm..no independant suspension, lotsa power with relatively no weight...so when it bogs down, it goes down quick and hard...[red]I would look into getting a winch my friend.[/red]
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One with a loooooooooong cable if you're going to ride in the arctic tundra. [BD]
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LOL beekeeper :) Hopefully a winch for each atv, some larger tires and lift kit will help. Kurt_Austin, I've tried the polaris and loved the plush ride but didn't care for the rest of the machine. Not my cup of tea I guess. Whats scary is that 650 of hers will go 65 mph in the snow, I just can't talk anyone into riding on an innertube behind the bike :) Does anyone else love to ride ATV's??
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 3:48:05 PM EST
Fun, must be nice to have snow, our section of Colorado is pretty dry. I might not even take out the snowmobiles this winter.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 3:58:15 PM EST
Regarding riding in the tundra... I used to ride a Honda foreman 4 tracks 350cc on very large frozen lakes. This was in Maine back in the late 80's. I hade a come-a-long but there is nothing to anchor it to on the ice. Suffice to say, when you hit a big slush hole on a huge lake and get stuck hard, it can be dangerous. My solution was this: Strap Ice auger with a 10" bit (post hole driller for you southern folks)on the back of the ATV . This is used to drill holes in the ice to fish thru. Stap 3 foot section of telephone pole on front of ATV. If you get stuck, drill hole 2 feet into ice (its usually 4 foot plus deep) slide section of telephone pole into the hole and use it as an anchor for the come-a-long. Its saved my bacon a few times. Neat trick for you ice fisherman on ATV's. A bonus is that the added weight helps with traction in the snow and ice.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 4:03:06 PM EST
Women just cant drive.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 4:24:30 PM EST
I love My 2000 Yamaha Kodiak. Would've been nice to plow snow with it so far this winter, but the damn thing won't start. Which reminds Me, when I try to crank Her up, I get this fairly loud 'buzzing' noise from under the seat. Any thoughts on the culprit...seeing as a mechanic I'm NOT!!
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:15:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By plan9: I love My 2000 Yamaha Kodiak. Would've been nice to plow snow with it so far this winter, but the damn thing won't start. Which reminds Me, when I try to crank Her up, I get this fairly loud 'buzzing' noise from under the seat. Any thoughts on the culprit...seeing as a mechanic I'm NOT!!
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When I turn the key to the "ON" position I get a buzzing sound for a couple seconds, it's the computer checking parameters. Yours may have the same type setup. Not to be a smart A$$ but is the bike in neutral when you try to crank it?? On the kawi's you have to either be in neutral or have the left hand brake pulled in to start the bike. When you try to start the bike what happens?? Does it try to turn over at all?? Have you tried to kick/pull start the bike instead of using the electric starter??
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:25:19 PM EST
I live in Iowa, and this is sad, right now, we should look like that, but we dont, no snow on the ground at all. *sigh*
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 2:27:28 AM EST
[img]http://www.tiresnstuff.com/itp-589.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.maxxis.com/getImage.asp?FileID=723[/img] [img]http://www.sportsmansoutlet.com/atv_wheels/images/titan.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 5:28:46 AM EST
Um...two questions...what is the white fluffy stuff?(repeat) and what is a snowmobile? We just went camping this past week and Eric was wearing a t-shirt......
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:08:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/7/2003 6:11:54 PM EST by Generic]
Originally Posted By hound: Um...two questions...what is the white fluffy stuff?(repeat) and what is a snowmobile? We just went camping this past week and Eric was wearing a t-shirt......
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Some warm, dry weather would be nice. I do have to admit that in the spring/summer/fall my riding areas make great long range areas perfect for .50 bmg's [img]http://forums.atvconnection.com/i/GalleryImages/25246/DSC00620.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:19:37 PM EST
Lil Ops and i putt around on a Yama350 Big Bear. Lotsa fun, goes anywhere, and needs no roads. Next trick is to figure out how to shoot from the saddle. Snow is fun, but get those gravedigger tires off it and it wont bury itself next time. Ops
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