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    Which one do you have and how do you like it? I'm in the market to buy one and would like to hear your reviews.
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    I run a 350 big bear. It only gets used at deer camp and on moose hunts so it is strictly a utility machine. 100% reliable and bulletproof. I have dragged whole moose and carried out 2 deer at once on it. Mini log skidder. What it isn't great for is sport riding. it has full time 4wd and minimal suspension so can be tiring to drive. Never let me down and has dragged home bikes worth 3 times it's price. It all depends on what you intend to do with it. Buy a Yamaha or a Honda and you will never regret it.

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    Running a 98 Yamaha grizzly... Tough as nails.... Yamaha all the way!... Had since new... Minimum repairs for the milage on it.

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    I have a Honda Rubicon 500. It's a real work horse.

    Don't buy an ATV based on what everyone likes about their machine. Buy one based on what you are going to do with it and where you are going ride it most.

    Some bikes are better than others depending on the situation.

    And I pulled a moose, carried 2 deer and pulled a yamaha big bear out of camp with my Honda. I almost thought I was going to have to put it in low.
    Last edited by B Wilson; January 17th, 2014 at 05:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odm2 View Post
    Which one do you have and how do you like it? I'm in the market to buy one and would like to hear your reviews.
    Can't go wrong with the big manufacturers. Current models have fuel injection and some have power steering as well. Depends, what will you be using it for? Independent rear suspension, or solid axle are main differences. First style soaks up the bumps and good for trails, where solid is better for pulling a trailer or pulling in general IMOO. Have a 1999 Honda Foreman. Will never let it go.(solid, reliable) gets used on the farm mostly, and during the hunt by my dad, but it's full time 4wd. I also have a 2005 Suzuki King Quad. Fuel injected and sips fuel, 2 or 4wd and could put on some miles on the trails smoothly. Remember they are not allowed legally on most roads in ON. Some townships do permit them but that's something to look into. As well can't have a passenger on it unless built for two (no strap on second seat) on the trail systems. Private property is a grey area. If you can, call a dealer and see if they have a test ride coming up for there products, or if they would let you try a demo. Best way to see if it fits you as well to see what's available in the price range. Look up OFATV They have a list of clubs, dealers and events.
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    I currently run a Polaris Sportsman 500 and a Yamaha 250 Bear Tracker with 12x25s. I had a Yamaha Big Bear and a Kodiak previously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skypilot View Post
    I currently run a Polaris Sportsman 500 and a Yamaha 250 Bear Tracker with 12x25s. I had a Yamaha Big Bear and a Kodiak previously.
    How do you like the Sportsman? I was told that for the price its a good way to go. I'll be using it mainly for the deer camp and ice fishing. Not a daily machine on a farm or anything like that.
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    Two feet and a heartbeat here....trying to find a business reason to buy one...I like the Polaris Ranger 900 EPS side by side. But I think I would go with a big bear or Honda like most everyone said. At 50, going fast is not in my best interest, or good for the body....lol. Was looking online for/at the Skandic snowmobiles, really like them, not interested in "trail" riding with the masses, want a work sled if I get into trapping or just back country (crown land).
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    ATV,s are getting more and more restricted here in Alberta. Thanksgiving weekend they laid 534 charges just in Rocky Mountain House area, just for quads. Stuff like riding down the hiway, riding without a helmet, riding into rivers. riding with a rifle on the quad stuff like that. They have closed pretty well everything west of the trunk road.

    From what I understand the restrictions here in Alberta, are going east in ontario with too many people abusing the wilderness and tearing up the country side. that is why I use horses, they have absolutly no restrictions, and can actually drag an elk out with one. They also do not spook any game except bears.

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    I've got a 97 Honda foreman 450 and love it. Very reliable and like others has never let me down. Other than just the routine stuff, oil, filter changes, and tires over the years, that's been it. Have had it since new and it's been a work horse. No need to buy anything else.
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