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Noob @ ATV's not sure what to buy 2 choices

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by SmoothFox, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Jan 15, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    SmoothFox

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    I'll make this short and sweet. I have narrowed my choices to the following two bikes both are Honda's.

    First is a 2009 Honda Rancher AT from the original owner has 87 hours and 438 miles.He was asking $4900 and I got him down to $4600 cash money. This bike has the IRS and fuel injection. The only thing that scares me is he has a lien on it from Honda Financial and the bike is 400 miles away. I would have to drive 800 miles round trip to get and hope he pays it off and mails me the title.

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    Second bike is a 2008 Honda Rincon it is at a KTM dealer he took it in on a trade. It has 33.5 hours and 219 miles. His price is $6000 cash money and this includes a clear Texas title and sales tax of 8.25%. It also has a Gorilla winch not sure what rating. I have seen this bike in person but not rode it.

    I am buying the ATV just for fun. I have no farm/land to work so just a toy.
    Anything I should look for? Any help or thoughts would be helpful. Thanx!

    John


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  2. Jan 16, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    truckboattruck

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    those aren't bikes. they're quads. huge difference.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    travelingman

    travelingman What would Scooby do?

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    lsd in the front diff of a honda.Has low gear. A Honda is the most reliable quad. Good choice!
     
  4. Jan 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    travelingman What would Scooby do?

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    That's why I would buy a Honda. Honda's lsd works just like our trucks. When you lose traction,both front tires hook up.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    nice atv! we have a ’04 rancher 350cc 4wd. only down side (and it’s already been said) but it’s really not bad is you can’t lock the front diff. but i still have never got it stuck. even in 1.5 to 2 feet of mud and water. never have had mud in the drum brakes! ( i check them a few times a year) only that broke was a throttle cable. even with flipping it a few times nothing has broke. i was surprised when i flipped it and it did not brake the little thing that holds the shift/start and light switches.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    not really quads. well to me and most people i know. quads are the race one and the ones with racks or 4wd are ATV’s.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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    Same difference. Just don't call them bikes.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    Those rincons are straight beast man!
     
  9. Jan 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    agree.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    So, in Texas there is such a thing as a title on a ATV? Not so in Alabama, no title to any unregistrable (no tag) vehicle. There is a certificate of ownership. Any way, a Honda can not be beat for overall toughness.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:14 AM
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    Good choice. Enjoy.
     
  12. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:16 AM
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  13. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:41 AM
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