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  • JoshMaloney

Posted February 21, 2013 - 08:10 PM

#1

Been riding an 07 CRF150F for the last 4 years, along with a few rides on my dad's 09 420 fourtrax. Looking to buy a 400 or 450.

On the classifieds near me I can only find KFX's and DVX's, been looking around for a 400ex like mad but can't find one anywhere worth looking at.

Any opinions on, say, an 06 DVX 400? Found one that looked mint for a good price.

Also, for those who want to know, I'm 5'9" at 140 pounds without gear. I have used a few YFZ 450's and a KFX 400 once (not enough to really get a feel for the KFX) so I do have a bit of experience with these bikes and I'm not afraid of the power or anything.

If anyone has any suggestions, shoot!

  • 03YZ85

Posted February 22, 2013 - 07:24 AM

#2

DVX, KFX and z400 are all great quads. They are the same quad besides plastic, all made by Suzuki. I owned an 03 KFX for 8 years and never had any issues with it. Just kept up with oil changes and air filter cleanings. I never even adjusted the valves lol

Rob

Edited by 03YZ85, February 22, 2013 - 07:25 AM.


  • JoshMaloney

Posted February 22, 2013 - 08:18 AM

#3

DVX, KFX and z400 are all great quads. They are the same quad besides plastic, all made by Suzuki. I owned an 03 KFX for 8 years and never had any issues with it. Just kept up with oil changes and air filter cleanings. I never even adjusted the valves lol

Rob

If I can get my hands on a 400ex, that's what I want the most but I heard good things about those 3 too. Heard the ride wasn't as comfortable as the Honda but still good. Is there any years of those bikes I should stay away from?

  • 03YZ85

Posted February 22, 2013 - 08:47 AM

#4

05+ models have better shocks, stronger frame and a bit more power.

http://www.dirtwheel...24EE00C9984A092

Rob

Edited by 03YZ85, February 22, 2013 - 08:49 AM.


  • Goodys_Atv

Posted February 22, 2013 - 05:37 PM

#5

Recommend looking into warriors too you can pick up nice ones for dirt cheap

  • JoshMaloney

Posted February 22, 2013 - 07:53 PM

#6

Recommend looking into warriors too you can pick up nice ones for dirt cheap


Wouldn't want anything smaller than 400 tbh, and not a big fan on yammys. There's none around where I live anyways

  • dmonster

Posted February 26, 2013 - 08:29 PM

#7

have you thought about 2 strokes? you can pick up yamaha blasters for cheap' but you said you didnt like yamahas, so you could look at the trx 250r's or the suzuki lt 250, but thats just my opion

  • JoshMaloney

Posted February 27, 2013 - 07:38 PM

#8

have you thought about 2 strokes? you can pick up yamaha blasters for cheap' but you said you didnt like yamahas, so you could look at the trx 250r's or the suzuki lt 250, but thats just my opion


If I could find a 250r where I live for a good price believe me I'd get it! But they're really hard to come by down here

  • dmonster

Posted February 27, 2013 - 07:43 PM

#9

Just an idea, were do u live?

  • JoshMaloney

Posted February 27, 2013 - 08:37 PM

#10

Just an idea, were do u live?

Newfoundland, Canada. It's kind of isolated from the rest of Canada so I guess that's why they're hard to come by.

  • dmonster

Posted February 27, 2013 - 08:44 PM

#11

Oh ok. I live down in the US, im in Oregon.

  • leafsrule16

Posted February 28, 2013 - 01:34 PM

#12

Get a KFX/DVX/Z400. They're just like a 400ex in terms of reliablity but they have reverse, better suspension and are liquid cooled. They're all the same as well so parts are very easy to come by. I had a KFX400, they're a lot of fun and you can hop them up to run with 450's if you want.

Edited by leafsrule16, February 28, 2013 - 01:35 PM.


  • JoshMaloney

Posted February 28, 2013 - 06:28 PM

#13

Get a KFX/DVX/Z400. They're just like a 400ex in terms of reliablity but they have reverse, better suspension and are liquid cooled. They're all the same as well so parts are very easy to come by. I had a KFX400, they're a lot of fun and you can hop them up to run with 450's if you want.


I'm open to any good deals between these 4 bikes! Going to look at a 400ex on Monday. One of my friends I used to ride with a few years ago owns it and it's not on any classifieds so I get first grab at it. Still looking around for good deals though. They all seem like great bikes.

  • Fade

Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:04 PM

#14

I'm sorry you abandoned your social life.

  • JoshMaloney

Posted March 01, 2013 - 05:28 AM

#15

I'm sorry you abandoned your social life.

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  • Yfzrider2007

Posted March 01, 2013 - 06:56 AM

#16

id say the ltz because its the original company even though dvx,kfx are the same as ltz. 400ex are bullet proof you could do anything to them and theyll never break lol

  • Peterrides

Posted March 01, 2013 - 11:05 AM

#17

If you get a trail quad no question 400ex or ltz400. Ltz-2005 and up. 400ex-2005 and up for reverse

  • JoshMaloney

Posted March 01, 2013 - 11:07 AM

#18

If you get a trail quad no question 400ex or ltz400. Ltz-2005 and up. 400ex-2005 and up for reverse

Why 05 and up ltz? I don't overly mind the fact that it has no reverse but I can see where it would get annoying.

  • 03YZ85

Posted March 01, 2013 - 11:47 AM

#19

Why 05 and up ltz?


Check out my post #4 above

Rob

Edited by 03YZ85, March 01, 2013 - 11:48 AM.


  • Peterrides

Posted March 01, 2013 - 02:13 PM

#20

Check out my post #4 above

Rob

Exactly what he put. I had an 03 ltz400 that was built up pretty good but no suspension upgrades. Stock pogos were horrible on the trails. The piggyback shocks are tons better. Ive ridden my buds 06 ltz400 and it rode 10x better.




 
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