ATV'S

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by Greywood, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Greywood

    Greywood Low speed High drag Supporter

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    So today I started in on the wife about getting a 4wheeler... lol! I think im gonna try and get her to go for a honda rubicon. Anyone here have any other choices I may want to consider?
     
  2. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Those are nice any pics of what your looking at
     
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  3. Danzig

    Danzig I do hood rat sh%t! Supporter

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  4. Danzig

    Danzig I do hood rat sh%t! Supporter

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    :( Oops! Looks like FCA blocked sales in the USA!
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  5. Greywood

    Greywood Low speed High drag Supporter

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    20201017_151014.jpg But I have this!
     
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  6. Greywood

    Greywood Low speed High drag Supporter

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  7. The Rubicons are real nice, but I haven't needed anything bigger than the Honda Rancher 4X4. I have a 2004 with 9K miles and it's still going strong. The power of the bigger bikes is great, but you sacrifice range on a tank of fuel. My Rancher will go 120+ miles on a 2 1/2 gallon tank without getting into the reserve. Extremely reliable and has required very few parts replacement. It has done well hauling out several elk and has logged many miles in a real rough Coues whitetail hunting area. The Honda reliability is unmatched.
     
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  8. Firedog

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    01 honda forman rubicon 1800 hours original tires 1 owner
    used from the right person is good.
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  9. Old Bloke

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  10. mattm

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    what are your plans for usage? I sold 3 and 4 wheelers back in the early '80's. Suzukis. They've come a long way since then, but unless you're hauling stuff or need to cover miles out and back in one day, they simply contribute to the proliferation of the fat and unhealthy imo.
     
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  11. Olga17

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  12. mattm

    mattm last one, I promise Supporter

    ahh, I see too many young fat kids getting put on atv's when they should be starting off on a mountain bike or hiking boots imo. Maybe I just love the taste of sweat, even if it's my own :p
    My son is on a road trip at the moment, TN to the Rockies, and sent pix of hiking the Badlands, Yellowstone and some random areas on his way....dang I'm missing it.
     
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  13. Greywood

    Greywood Low speed High drag Supporter

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    Work and play. Wife won't let me have anymore street bikes to play with. I'll also be using it for chores around the property.
     
  14. Greywood

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    Reliability is why I'm going Honda. Best bikes I've ever owned,but I've been tempted by canam and Polaris lately.
     
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  15. mattm

    mattm last one, I promise Supporter

    Back in the day when I was selling powersports equipment and living on road bikes, I found the best work quads were your larger 4 strokes, but for play, a light 2 stroke was the cat's meow. Just like bikes, straight line vs.something for the twisties. Thinking you need 2 quads ;)
    Dealership matters as well. What's local,what's the vibe of the place(s).
     
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  16. j102

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    That’s awesome! I would love to do a trip like that.
     
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  17. j102

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    Honda is the way to go for reliability and efficiency. A couple of friends have Hondas and love them.
     
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  18. elk creek

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    I own Yamaha grizzlys, and like them. I put tracks on my 700 in the winter to plow snow and wolf hunt. I have had two Honda foreman and they seemed very reliable also. I think all of them are pretty much dialed in and work well with today’s technology. 5902461F-0150-41D4-AB5D-B51F296C9E8F.jpeg
     
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  19. mattm

    mattm last one, I promise Supporter

    My wife says he's reliving my trip from...cripe, 40 years ago. I'm glad to see much has not changed, and it's giving me the bug for upcoming retirement. When my son mentioned doing the trip, I mentioned sudden snow and asked what he was taking, knowing of his Chrysler 300. Cracked me up, he's got a Silverado, '07...just like dad. Nice tires, cap on it, he'll be fine.
     
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  20. mattm

    mattm last one, I promise Supporter

    I wanted the Mahindra diesel pick up truck when that came out. 150 horse, 300 foot pounds of torque, one ton suspension in a compact truck...that one got blocked as well. Looking at trucks on YouTube last couple days, freaking 4-5 cameras on them, 'cuz people are too lazy to look out the window?
     
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