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Old 01-26-2020, 11:10 AM
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Default Looking at ATVs...need advice

Looking to get a couple to tool around the cabin with. Don't envision mudding but who knows. Just trail riding, towing a few freshwater boats to the ramp, hauling firewood, maybe some snow plowing, running up to the general store...

I like the look of the CanAm, they seem pretty nicely equipped as a standard. An Outlander 650 appears to be plenty of ATV for what we'd be doing. Any need to go bigger?

Open to opinions of other brands, sizes, etc. What to look for, must haves... TY
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My brother has the new Can Am 1000cc unit... actually it's probably about 1 year old now.

AMAZING....!!!!!
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
honda
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Theres two types of ATV'S

Honda

Everthing else
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I have the honda 400 and love it.....actually bought it fro vettnman off here...
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Get a side by side.
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I think all the big names make reliable machines these days.
A few features I prefer are:
IRS - independent rear suspension
Shaft Drive
Fuel Injection
Trail riding a 650 is plenty.
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Originally Posted by mcsd63 View Post
Get a side by side.

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Originally Posted by mcsd63 View Post
Get a side by side.
I hadn't explored the SS market. Kind of thought a couple of ATVs would be more fun, and if I'm looking at a SS, why not get an old pickup instead? Open to opinions, just thinking out loud.
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Honda, if you want it to last forever with minimal maintenance.
Polaris and CanAm if you want fancy features that's going to cost you out the a$$ in the long run.
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Originally Posted by sand key View Post
I hadn't explored the SS market. Kind of thought a couple of ATVs would be more fun, and if I'm looking at a SS, why not get an old pickup instead? Open to opinions, just thinking out loud.
SxS's are also limited by the width of trails they can go down.
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For light pleasure use all the name brands work fine.commercial and severe duty Honda or yamaha that's advise from cattle ranchers that put 20 k mi on them
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You first need to decide if you want a ATV or SXS. I have a Yamaha Grizzly and a Kawasaki Teryx and both are tools for different jobs. I would avoid Polaris, CanAm, etc. and go with Yamaha, Kawasaki or Honda for long term reliability.

If going with a ATV you can then also get a hitch and cart to haul stuff. 650 is more than enough unless you want to do high speed racing.

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If you want the best of the best get the can am. If you want a work horse you can ride hard and put away wet get the Honda. Had a few Honda’s that were all great and then bought a can am and man what a beast the can am is. Faster and more powerful sounded better looked better. I mean power beyond belief. Got tired of wrenching on the can am all the time and went back to the Honda because I’m getting old and now I like simple stuff that works all the time.
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Only Honda’s for what you’re looking for.
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Had 5 atv on the farm so far. First one was a 1993 Honda 300. My wife still drives it as her gardening quad. 3 other Honda 400. I drive a 10 year old 400 Honda, only thing I have ever changed is tires and oil.
Dad bought a new Artic Cat a couple years ago because it was 3k cheaper then a Honda. I can see why, what a pile of shit
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Originally Posted by meritmat View Post
Had 5 atv on the farm so far. First one was a 1993 Honda 300. My wife still drives it as her gardening quad. 3 other Honda 400. I drive a 10 year old 400 Honda, only thing I have ever changed is tires and oil.
Dad bought a new Artic Cat a couple years ago because it was 3k cheaper then a Honda. I can see why, what a pile of shit
I made the Artic Cat mistake on a pwc many years ago. Thanks
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What is the best SxS to use with tracks for snow.. Must seat 2, preferably 4.

Most important is not getting stuck... least important is speed getting there.

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