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Looking to get a quad. Need advice.

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by csuviper, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Jun 4, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper [OP] Moderator Moderator

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    I have decided to get a quad for some added fun on camping trips. It will be used for light wheeling with my oldest son on front or back. He is almost 4. In a few years or so I will get him his own. The one I get now will become my wife's and I will get a new more powerful one.

    Def need to buy used in the 1-3k range.

    I have never owned a quad.
    What brand/model is recommended?
    Engine size?
    What should I look out for?
    Typical maintenance?
     
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  2. Jun 4, 2016 at 1:27 PM
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    Honda. Change the oil, clean the air filter every now and then and it will out last you.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2016 at 1:28 PM
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  4. Jun 4, 2016 at 1:30 PM
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    Mike likes Tacos

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    Get a dirt bike! quads are whack... Kind of kidding
     
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  5. Jun 4, 2016 at 1:30 PM
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    TacoJova

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    Yep Honda pretty much bulletproof
     
  6. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:18 PM
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    I grew up a Honda guy. (Of course, I grew up learning that quads were for posers and red necks. We all road 2 wheels.) But when my wife couldn't handle a bike, I got her a quad. We did a Honda 400EX, which is a sport quad. Bad choice. Solid rear axle and rock hard suspension makes trail riding miserable. Then we got her a Polaris Sportsman. It was like getting out of a Camero and into a Mercedes. VERY plush ride and their no-shift transmission is amazing.

    Down side is that their very heavy and very expensive. So, YMMV.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:26 PM
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    tacomakid96

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  8. Jun 5, 2016 at 2:55 PM
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    Thanks for your help guys. Looks like Honda is winning here.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2016 at 6:17 AM
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    Hoyal

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    To be honest I'd hold out and save your money. Honda's are good around a farm or a piece of property but suck for mountain riding, way under powered and not much clearance. Shoot me a text I'll let you and the wife take my two brute forces out.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2016 at 5:13 PM
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    Awesome, thanks Devin. I will hit you up for the rental sometime in the next couple months when i go camping with my son. Wife is going to stay home with the newborn.
     
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    450R suspension makes a 400EX ride like a Cadillac, very easy swap and cheap to do. That's what I did for mine, anyway. Stock shocks are like pogo sticks, they suck, upgrade to 450R shocks and it's like a whole different machine; it rides better, corners better, lands better, soaks up the trails better, it does everything better!
     

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