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Posted: 10/25/2006 11:02:55 AM EST
Wasnt getting to much help here.......

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=134&t=510934&page=1
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:04:37 AM EST
Suzuki LT-R450!!! all the way!! w00t!!
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:10:11 AM EST
The rincon has independant rear, and is a sporty 4x4. It will not pull logs, mud bogg, as good as the Foreman Rubicon, due to the gearing. If it if for sport/trail, a little mud, the rincon is best. For hunting/work/really mudding(bigger tires,lift,etc) the Foreman Rubicon is best.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:13:22 AM EST
Yamaha Rhino! then you can take a friend. and all your guns and ammo!
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:20:25 AM EST
Dont guess im really looking for "sporty" ........Guess Im looking for a happy middle place. I just want it to go anywere I want to go. More that anything I want dependablity, realiability,and low matenance.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:22:56 AM EST
Get ya a grizzly..
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:23:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By CaptSchofield:
Yamaha Rhino! then you can take a friend. and all your guns and ammo!


I have no friends that I want "behind" me ........and if I dont have room for the wife I dont have to take her The girlfriend is skinny enough to fit on any of em
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:24:49 AM EST
Grizzly 660 or the New Grizzly 700..
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:25:12 AM EST

I am thinking about getting one too

How do Artic Cats compare?
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:27:09 AM EST
Call H&W at 903-236-3955

Ask for Kyle, tell him Kevin @ KRP sent you and you need a deal.

Get a Grizzly or the Rincon.

IM me if you want more info.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:29:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By krpind:
Call H&W at 903-236-3955

Ask for Kyle, tell him Kevin @ KRP sent you and you need a deal.

Get a Grizzly or the Rincon.

IM me if you want more info.


WHAT!!! You can get us the bro deal!! Dude you are cool! Do they have suzuki's?
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:32:00 AM EST
In my experience, if you want reliability, low maint, and way above average durability, Honda is the only way to go. I've ridden most all of them. Honda, Polaris, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Bombardier, I think even a Suzuki or two. I was never as impressed with those as I was with the Hondas. YMMV
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:32:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By krpind:
Call H&W at 903-236-3955

Ask for Kyle, tell him Kevin @ KRP sent you and you need a deal.

Get a Grizzly or the Rincon.

IM me if you want more info.


WHAT!!! You can get us the bro deal!! Dude you are cool! Do they have suzuki's?


No, just Honda's and Yamaha's......I'm not that cool....ask my girlfriend.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:32:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By etexer:

Originally Posted By CaptSchofield:
Yamaha Rhino! then you can take a friend. and all your guns and ammo!


I have no friends that I want "behind" me ........and if I dont have room for the wife I dont have to take her The girlfriend is skinny enough to fit on any of em



Skinny women don't keep you warm in the woods, trade her for a thick version.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:32:15 AM EST
I have a Honda Rancher ES that's rock solid - the electric shift works great - no problems in 4+ years
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:32:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By krpind:
Call H&W at 903-236-3955

Ask for Kyle, tell him Kevin @ KRP sent you and you need a deal.

Get a Grizzly or the Rincon.

IM me if you want more info.



Thanks. I Just talked to H&W in Palastine. Heard from many that H&W is the way to go. IM sent.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:35:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By krpind:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By krpind:
Call H&W at 903-236-3955

Ask for Kyle, tell him Kevin @ KRP sent you and you need a deal.

Get a Grizzly or the Rincon.

IM me if you want more info.


WHAT!!! You can get us the bro deal!! Dude you are cool! Do they have suzuki's?


No, just Honda's and Yamaha's......I'm not that cool....ask my girlfriend.


Well the new electric start 450R would be cool too..

Sorry for the hijack..
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:37:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By bigthicket:

Originally Posted By etexer:

Originally Posted By CaptSchofield:
Yamaha Rhino! then you can take a friend. and all your guns and ammo!


I have no friends that I want "behind" me ........and if I dont have room for the wife I dont have to take her The girlfriend is skinny enough to fit on any of em



Skinny women don't keep you warm in the woods, trade her for a thick version.



WTT for biigin

Skinny hotty for tade.................
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:40:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2006 11:42:00 AM EST by guns762]
I just got a 2007 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i.....604lbs, V-twin 750 power, 57hp with my Moose Chip, more power than any sane person need even dream about. It(any BF750) will out drag almost any thing out there including the sport machines.

When you get done riding it your face looks like this


My NRA version...not my pic though.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:41:54 AM EST
Honda are known for reliability, I have a TRX 400EX and it is great and seems to be tough.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:43:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By guns762:
I just got a 2007 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i.....604lbs, V-twin 750 power, 57hp with my Moose Chip, more power than any sane person need even dream about. It(any BF750) will out drag almost any thing out there including the sport machines.

When you get done riding it your face looks like this


My NRA version...not my pic though.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/2868_1024.jpg


Camo wheels........what will they think of next.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:47:03 AM EST
Wonder what it will be like on a bumpy trail, in the dark Waaaaaaay out there with TRG behind me. I'm thinkin imma need to talk him into gettin one of his own...............

Yer gun is pokin me man!...........My gun is in the back..........
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 11:51:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 12:08:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By krpind:

Originally Posted By guns762:
I just got a 2007 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i.....604lbs, V-twin 750 power, 57hp with my Moose Chip, more power than any sane person need even dream about. It(any BF750) will out drag almost any thing out there including the sport machines.

When you get done riding it your face looks like this


My NRA version...not my pic though.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/2868_1024.jpg


Camo wheels........what will they think of next.


I kind of thought it was a little over done, but so did the dealer.....that is why I paid the same for it as a 650i Camo version.....

Best deal I made in a long time! And, the camo grows on you Even my wife likes it now. It NEVER looks dirty.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 12:25:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By guns762:

Originally Posted By krpind:

Originally Posted By guns762:
I just got a 2007 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i.....604lbs, V-twin 750 power, 57hp with my Moose Chip, more power than any sane person need even dream about. It(any BF750) will out drag almost any thing out there including the sport machines.

When you get done riding it your face looks like this


My NRA version...not my pic though.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/2868_1024.jpg


Camo wheels........what will they think of next.


I kind of thought it was a little over done, but so did the dealer.....that is why I paid the same for it as a 650i Camo version.....

Best deal I made in a long time! And, the camo grows on you Even my wife likes it now. It NEVER looks dirty.


I love the Cammo look....... gonna be a must.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 12:27:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 12:30:28 PM EST
Go honda or go home
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 12:32:12 PM EST
Can-Am/BRP. Period. EFI, Big winch, all kinds of stuff.... super reliable... they're awesome, got 2 more on the way.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 12:35:10 PM EST
Gotta go with the yamaha, you get all the features like the diff lock for a little less $$ than the Honda. I wouldn't look any further than those 2 brands... BTW you can only get the vbelt wet on the yamaha if you submerge the whole quad. I've been selling Yamahas for about seven years, I think they are your best bet. I would have jumped ship for another brand if I didn't think they were the best. Check out the Grizzly 450 and the Wolverine 450, Biggest difference between the 2 is the Wolverine doesn't have the independent suspension, the diff lock, or hi/lo range. Independent suspension rides better, but the staright axle handles better at speed. If you have any Q's I'll keep checking this thread. Quads are what I do for a living.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 12:36:31 PM EST
Arctic Cat or Honda
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 12:37:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2006 12:37:45 PM EST by guns762]

Originally Posted By Mic68:
Go honda or go home


Old design, under powered, slow.....but reliable.

Of the current models available, I would be happy with:

Kawa 650i 4X4
kawa 750i 4X4
Yam 700 EFI Grizz 4x4
Suz 700 EFI 4X4

All have a major fun factor, power to spare, good handling, and ride.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 12:54:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2006 12:56:26 PM EST by CaptSchofield]

Originally Posted By etexer:

Originally Posted By CaptSchofield:
Yamaha Rhino! then you can take a friend. and all your guns and ammo!


I have no friends that I want "behind" me ........and if I dont have room for the wife I dont have to take her The girlfriend is skinny enough to fit on any of em

Good point!

Then get te Grizzly 700
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 1:11:40 PM EST
Get a Suzuki King Quad if you want the best.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 1:15:29 PM EST
I duck hunt in the nasty gumbo mud in Mississippi and my Rubicon has never gotten stuck. It is great in the mud. It is great for pulling out stuck Yamahas and Polaris' too.

IMO the Rubicon is the top of the heap ATV for mud.

Link Posted: 10/25/2006 1:24:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:
I duck hunt in the nasty gumbo mud in Mississippi and my Rubicon has never gotten stuck. It is great in the mud. It is great for pulling out stuck Yamahas and Polaris' too.

IMO the Rubicon is the top of the heap ATV for mud.



I just head the radiator on the Rubicon can get clogged with mud causing it to over heat. That came from a salesman at a local Honda dealership. There was another Honda dealership that said as long as I take care of the Rubicon and wash the mud outta the radiator it should be fine. He also said it was
NOT like the Paloris were the radiator is rite in the front. He said the honda radiator is tucked up under in the back makin it harder to get mud to. Said he would have to show me for me to really understand.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 1:30:11 PM EST
A few pics to help you...






I pulled the after markit tires and wheels back off and went back to the stockers..



Link Posted: 10/25/2006 1:34:58 PM EST
I have an Arctic Cat 400 and love it. The 500 is the only improvement I can think of.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 2:20:13 PM EST
If you can find a leftover 2006 without the power steering, get a Grizzly. A guy I ride with got his hopelessly stuck in quick mud. We had four quads tied off to trees, pulling on it with stalled 3000 LB winches in different directions. I could not believe we didnt rip chunks out of it.

I have a Vinson 500 5-Speed, a very fast sporty bike. But the Griz is one Tough M-F'er!!!
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 6:08:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By burf151:
Gotta go with the yamaha, you get all the features like the diff lock for a little less $$ than the Honda. I wouldn't look any further than those 2 brands... BTW you can only get the vbelt wet on the yamaha if you submerge the whole quad. I've been selling Yamahas for about seven years, I think they are your best bet. I would have jumped ship for another brand if I didn't think they were the best. Check out the Grizzly 450 and the Wolverine 450, Biggest difference between the 2 is the Wolverine doesn't have the independent suspension, the diff lock, or hi/lo range. Independent suspension rides better, but the staright axle handles better at speed. If you have any Q's I'll keep checking this thread. Quads are what I do for a living.


Hondas seem to be less $$ than the Yamahas here
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:23:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By krpind:

Originally Posted By guns762:
I just got a 2007 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i.....604lbs, V-twin 750 power, 57hp with my Moose Chip, more power than any sane person need even dream about. It(any BF750) will out drag almost any thing out there including the sport machines.

When you get done riding it your face looks like this


My NRA version...not my pic though.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/2868_1024.jpg


Camo wheels........what will they think of next.


They have camo tires also!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:27:36 PM EST
Artic Cat 400 AIS


- rear limited slip

- selectable 4wd

- selectable front locker

- big gas tank

- suzuki engine

- 12.8" ground clearance

- IFS & IRS

- loads of disc brakes F&R

It's got it all. Love mine
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:34:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lord_Of_War:
Get a Suzuki King Quad if you want the best.


Ths King Quad is the best bang for the buck quad on the market IMHO.



I don't have any pics of my Outlander 800 at the moment but I'll get a few soon.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:41:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:16:24 PM EST
i have yamaha and polaris and have been around many others as they are very popular up here all brands are decent anymore or they wouldn't be in buisness, i am amazed at how tough these little rigs are. the features i like are the larger engines 600+ although a 400 size is very adequate, independant suspension on both ends won't tire you out in the rough stuff, large gas tank, plenty of rack space, more ground clearance is better, the ability to lock up both differentials is a plus. i also like the automatics as i hate missing a shift on really steep ground. disc brakes are best front and rear. there is also a BIG aftermarket and you can go crazy on assesories. and don't forget the winch or buy her one too!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:36:34 PM EST

Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:57:41 PM EST
Rubicon, no question.

Best transmission MADE, reliable as hell, plenty strong and very easy to drive. If you're going to use it hard, it's the best quad made.....and I know I beat the hell out of mine and it's still running like a new quad.

All the companies make a good quad, but Honda wrote the book on reliability. They're worth it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:03:17 PM EST
anything made by Honda

Yamaha is a distant second followed closely by Suzuki then Kawi

Don't know much about artic cat except some are rebadged Suzukis

stay away from Polaris

don't even consider a off brand China/Tawian makler no matter how cheap
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:10:20 PM EST
I would go out and see if you can test ride a few to see which one you like more. In some areas bigger is better and then in others you want something smaller. I have a yamaha bruin 250 that I use for hauling around deer feed on a 73 acre spot of land. It is mainly hills trees and rocks and it does just fine. However, I would get something bigger if I were going to be pulling around graders or brush mowers or something like that.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:35:21 PM EST
We have 3 Grizzs on our ranch, we have 2 set up for spray rigs and the other for general use.

I would suggest this, dont buy new if you dont need to...

IF you put them to use, they turn from NEW to USED in a hurry, we treat ours very well and they still look like they have been through a war or two, and even with out being rolled.

Im a huge fan of yamaha but I cant say the other brands are no good as I havent owned them, I have always like bombadier (sp?) but never took a chance yet, the Grizzs run too well!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:41:56 PM EST
As a owner of a foreman 500es I can say that it is a good reliable 4-wheeler. BUT if you like insane power and ground clearance run away from honda to the Kawi BF 750 or can am outlander 800. I was between honda and a bf750 and decided to get the honda but fuck the brute force don't cost much more and you get a lot of power and actual 4 wheel drive not like the limited slip honda and the fucker sounds like a fucking small block chevy. A good site to go on is hondaforeman.com even most of those guys say when they get a new quad if honda doesn't have a v-twin they won't be getting another honda. My foreman 500 goes between 54-59 mph and wouldn't pull a wheelie a bf will go like 70 and pull a wheelie and they are even de-tuned from the factory. But Honda does make a good quad and if you want to go mudding get IRS for more ground clearance
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:48:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By guns762:
I just got a 2007 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i.....604lbs, V-twin 750 power, 57hp with my Moose Chip, more power than any sane person need even dream about. It(any BF750) will out drag almost any thing out there including the sport machines.

When you get done riding it your face looks like this


My NRA version...not my pic though.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/2868_1024.jpg


+ 1 on the Big Kawasaki ----->I've got the Kawasaki Brute Force 650... It's KICKASS-... Tons more horsepower than anybuddy " NEEDS ".... smooth as glass... belt drive ( no shifting ) and YOU WILL FOOKIN' LUV IT....
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