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    05 Suzuki vinson. so far flawless except for a $30 switch for the rear brake light. 3700 km. so yes low miies or km's. Myself I would stick with the japanese bikes. Moose hunting we have loaded polaris bikes on the trailers early a couple time's.....broken. $$$ Honda = bullet proof have seen old Atv's that just don't quit. WE blew a ball joint on 1 of the 2 honda's last year but it had over 14000 km on it? We patched it together with a ball joint off a snowblower lol . The owner put the proper part in it when we got home. No experience with the can am's so no comment there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Wilson View Post
    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.
    Yep! This is where you start.
    I use a 350 Honda for my baiting and its all I need. I've no need or use for some root wreckin' monster

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    Up until a couple years ago I used a 1985 Honda big red. Would love to know how many kms are on it. It did everything we needed it to. Anyways, Now running a 2006 Honda trx350. I find it great for trails and getting me around for hunting and ice fishing. No problem pulling a trailer load of firewood either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcaley View Post
    Up until a couple years ago I used a 1985 Honda big red. Would love to know how many kms are on it. It did everything we needed it to. Anyways, Now running a 2006 Honda trx350. I find it great for trails and getting me around for hunting and ice fishing. No problem pulling a trailer load of firewood either.
    20 years ago we used a Big Red also. I clearly remember dragging a bull moose with the little bike. Today a 250 is considered a child's bike. We being a bunch of dinosaurs mostly run 300 and 350 sized bikes. Have no problem Dragging moose and hauling deer with them. I wouldn't want to try and plow a food plot with them but other than that they get the job done.

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    My baby.....used almost daily year round...never failed me. Had an 86 before this one.



    The guys are around here avoid anything Polaris....lots of trouble with them. Not many have Honda's due to the cost issue but readily admit they are probably the best machines.

    As stated earlier....no need for anything bigger than a 500.
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    quad.jpg650 Bruteforce straight axle 10000 kms on it its a work horse 2wd/4wd electronic and a lever diff lock front end which you can pull on the fly!!!!when you need all 4 wheels locked...

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    2008 700EFI Arctic Cat TRV LE.

    Remember this Dirk? The first pic was pre lift and had smaller tires.

    How about you Darren123?

    4500 km's and original belt. I'd get another Cat. They're easy to work on and parts are relatively cheap, or can be found aftermarket for much less than dealer prices. They come with a 2" receiver for a hitch as well which is a bonus for moving the boat around up at camp.












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    I just want a tough built get err done machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawbill View Post
    Yep! This is where you start.
    I use a 350 Honda for my baiting and its all I need. I've no need or use for some root wreckin' monster
    Why don't they like Polaris, what kinda of isssues?

    The years I have been looking at are well anything low cost mostly between 1986 - 1990's. But definitely need 4x4

    Is it hard to find parts for the older machines or do the shops carry them. I guess there isn't a aftermarket ATV parts store like Benson's or CAPS.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    My baby.....used almost daily year round...never failed me. Had an 86 before this one.

    The guys are around here avoid anything Polaris....lots of trouble with them. Not many have Honda's due to the cost issue but readily admit they are probably the best machines.

    As stated earlier....no need for anything bigger than a 500.
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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    I have a Honda 420 Rancher never had a problem.Never had trouble pulling trailer into hunt camp or riding the trails.

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    Do you have to have the bikes safetied and etested?
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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