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What the heck do I want?

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by Chickenmunga, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga [OP] Nuggety

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    I'm 5'11, 235lbs, 30 years old. Now that the truck is paid off and the mods are more or less done, I'm ready for the next toy :p

    I've always been interested in motorcycles and ATVs since I was a kid, but never had anyone around who owned one, nor had the chance to get one.

    I rented a Honda Foreman 4x4 ATV last year when I was in Marysvale Utah. I had a blast, but the roads were pretty flat and I was hoping for something more technical.
    Other than that, I've never been on a bike with the motor on.


    I'm trying to get a better idea of what I want - either ATV or a bike - and don't know how to go about figuring that out. I plan on signing up for the motorcycle training class this summer, but you can't exactly rent a dirtbike as far as I know. How do I decide what I'm going to want?
     
  2. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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  3. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    look into a crf250, they are great bikes! you will fit on it really well, maybe a little bigger, but would be good so you can handle it more. a bigger bike would be the crf450r

    a good starter quad thats more of a sport quad is the 400ex. they arent very fast but they are tanks and the engine will last for ever. a bigger quad i would recommend would be a yfz450

    you can always look into sidexsides. like a rhino or a razor!


    for a dirtbike i recomment 08 and older because they arent fuel injected. the fuel injected are really only good when your pinned.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    i also dont know much about 4x4s, and if you want to go in snow i recommend that or a side by side (rhino, razor, etc)
     
  5. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    ERIC

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    i would go with a quad since youve never riden a motorcycle. You might kill yourself haha. Heres a list of both that will point you in the right direction for your skill and size.

    Quads:
    honda trx450r
    yamaha yfz450
    yamaha raptor 700
    kawasaki 700

    Bikes:
    honda crf450X
    yamaha wr450f
     
  6. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    in bold are my opinions above:) also a crf250x!
     
  7. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    a non fuel injected mx bike.....
     
  8. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    edited above post to reflect this just now!
     
  9. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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  10. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    oh, forgot to say that I think it would be cool to use as a summertime commuter vehicle and it would be nice to be able to get to the trails with just the bike, but I'm not sure if I've got unreasonable aspirations.

    Eh, the sidexside is bigger than I want. Oregon is also trying to pass a law that makes them a class IV vehicle so you can't take them on quad trails.

    Whatever I'm getting is going to be used. Need something to learn on without caring too badly.

    From what I've read, a DRZ 400 is probably a good direction for the bike. Not sure what the used market is like. There's a honda/yamaha/suzuki shop next to my house and the guys there say there's nothing that really compares.
     
  11. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    you gotta remember though hes new. I dont think being faster then a race quad is a benefit. Those 700's are fast but also still an entry level quad especially for his weight it should be perfect. and a 250x will bog too much with 235 lb guy on it.
     
  13. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    yeah this is true
     
  14. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    DRZ400 is a good bike. VERYY reliable!
     
  15. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    so far this is the only answer anyone really gives me about the difference. I'm pretty conservative in terms of how I drive - I'm not looking to race. Yeah I know you can mess yourself up more... so why do people still get bikes? ;)

    I kinda overloaded the post, my main question is how to decide between quad or bike
     
  16. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    If anyone says, "get both", I'm going to start prepping the middle fingers, lol
     
  17. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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    we have a ’11 yamaha rhino me love it. but it could use better tires. we will be getting some next year. we have a fold down windshield and a warn 3000 pound winch. i like it a bit more than the RZR’S because you have more of a bed to put stuff
     
  18. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    Oh, and I do appreciate the responses, guys. When the time comes I'm gonna have some good information :)
     
  19. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    X2....most new riders need a year or two to get used to the motorbike. im not saying you wont, but maybe start off with a quad or buy a cheap moto, and see how you like it before buying new.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    I personally chose a quad over a bike because I feel safer on 4 wheels. I hate going over whoops though. I look at the bikes and the rider can almost shave while going over them while I'm being jarred around. I have ridden both but I have spent more time on a quad. I'm kinda loosing interest in the sport anyway. None of my friends really go anymore.
     
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