ATV Advice
  • Pullhigh
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    ATV Advice

    by Pullhigh » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:41 am

    I am looking for a 4 wheeler for my wife.

    Most of her time on it will most likley be spent running back and forth from the truck to the kids track, but she says she wants to ride some trails too. She is not at all interested in having to shift any gears or anything, so a full auto is a must. I've been looking at a couple of Polaris models, but wanted to see what people here reccomended.

    Thanks,
    Scott
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    by 124 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:16 pm

    Do you want sport, utility, or somewhere in between?
    70' Honda CT70 (Trail 70; Gold)
    16' KX450
    16' KX85
    12' YZ125
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    by Pullhigh » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:38 pm

    Utility more than likely.
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    by 124 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:12 pm

    My dad has a Magnum 500. Great machine, but I don't like the auto. I'm preferable to gears. Polaris is the hardest to work on. Fact.

    Honda Foreman's have a push button gear setup. Really easy to use and next to actually having a shift lever, pretty reliable setup. Highest quality machine, imo.

    Not a Yamahaha fan at all. Can't comment.

    Kawi's and Bombardier are the kings of Hp. But if it's for the wife, I wouldn't worry about peak Hp anyway.

    I like the bling that comes with Artic Cat's. They look nice, good ground clearance, and are pretty quick. I'd never buy anything green or orange though... :roll:

    Overall, my vote is for the Honda, but I realize your "no shifting" requirement...may want to show it to her though. No clutch, just push the button...
    70' Honda CT70 (Trail 70; Gold)
    16' KX450
    16' KX85
    12' YZ125
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    by Pullhigh » Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:44 pm

    I'm going to show my ATV idiocy here...

    When I looked at the Hondas, I didn;t see a clutch anywhere... Are they semi-auto like the small bikes? On the Electric Shift models, do you just let off the throttle and shift or stay in it and shift or what?

    Scott
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    by Roger450r » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:57 pm

    my in-laws have arctic cats and they love them. My wife rides a Kawi 700 auto and it's very easy to handle.
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    by 124 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:35 am

    Pullhigh wrote:I'm going to show my ATV idiocy here...

    When I looked at the Hondas, I didn;t see a clutch anywhere... Are they semi-auto like the small bikes? On the Electric Shift models, do you just let off the throttle and shift or stay in it and shift or what?

    Scott


    We have 3 of the Foreman ES' in the family. Absolutely bulletproof and very easy to work on. Yes, you can do whatever when shifting. No clutch, just hit the button and go. You can let off the gas, stay in it, whatever...
    70' Honda CT70 (Trail 70; Gold)
    16' KX450
    16' KX85
    12' YZ125
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    by Pullhigh » Sat May 26, 2007 1:28 pm

    Finally broke down and bought it yesterday. Honda TRX250TE

    Pretty impressive for it's size and the shifting is farily idiot proof.

    Scott
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    by KRCRFs » Mon May 28, 2007 6:04 am

    Yup, we have a new one as well...

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    Kinda big and yellow, but we got tired of fighting our YFZ and Raptor over boulders, trees, and places where sport quads just shouldn't go.

    Kathy drives and I sit in the passenger seat, the ultimate back seat driver! ;)
    Kim's: 04 250X
    13/51 with +11
    Main Jet: 138
    Air Screw: 2.5 Turns

    Kathy's: 04 230F
    13/48 sprockets
    Main Jet: 132
    Air Screw: 1.5 Turns

    Common:
    Pilot Jets: 42
    Stock Needles: 4th Pos
    No Screens or Baffles
    Open Air Boxes, Twin Air Filters
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    by RedneckDriver » Wed May 30, 2007 9:24 am

    my cousin has a honda rancher 400 AT. he likes it, has traxlock 4x4, with auto and electric shift. kinda big just for trail and light riding but it's the smallest cc i've saw with auto transmission.

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