Need Advice on which quad to buy for my wife...
Posted September 20, 2002 - 05:44 AM
She is a beginner/novice rider and has been on the automatic Polaris quads recently and liked not having to shift. The last time she rode was 10 years ago when she was 19. I think that she would do fine with a standard shift but whatever.
I am partial to 4-strokes and have been looking at 3 models although any other suggestions would be welcome. I want something that will not be way to much for her but decent enough to be able to get through all the sand and whoops here in Michigan.
The first is the Yamaha Warrior. It is more expensive, has a bigger motor and would match my bike (important to her, not me.)
The second is the Kawasaki Mojave. Slightly smaller & less expensive by about $900.
Last is the Honda 300EX in the middle of cost.
Anyone have experience on either of these machines. Pros and cons or any other issues.
Thanks a bunch.
[ September 20, 2002, 08:58 AM: Message edited by: Pooley ]
Posted September 20, 2002 - 06:53 AM
that is one thing that I noticed that she had a hard time dragin the 250 honda outa ruts or turnin it around. A 4wd would let her drive outta most situations.
Posted September 20, 2002 - 11:21 AM
Posted September 20, 2002 - 12:40 PM
How big is your wife and how heavy of a quad does she want rolling over her.
One of my friends rides a Wolverine 4x4 and she is about 100 lbs. They do very well together.
My wife rode a Suzuki LT80 for a wile but no more, she just dont like it.
So its just me, my kids and my grand kids when we do the family ride.
PS Yes I think a bike is safe-er if that is an option.
Posted September 20, 2002 - 03:29 PM
Since I have been ridding bikes (about 10 years) injuries = broken femur, broken wrist, broken toes, spranges ankle, should I stop??
I love my bike. But I also like quads. I dont own a quad but I still think they are fun. I have always said that it aint the veichle its the driver. a 3 wheeler dont hurt anyone sittin in the garage. Not until a person gets on it. Ya gotta know the limitations of your veichle. Whatever that may be.
I think a quad is fine for a wife/ girlfriend. As long as she knows how to ride it safely.
Believe me I aint one of those (pro quad) guys. You wont see me in the woods or on the track on one. Im gettin to old for the beeting you get on those (if you ride them hard).
Posted September 20, 2002 - 06:46 PM
Posted September 20, 2002 - 11:57 PM
Pooly talk her into a bike. A wife on a quad is only going to slow you down.
Posted September 21, 2002 - 03:14 AM
On the safety side, I too think quads are more dangerous than bikes, but my opinion is tainted. I have been riding street/dirt bikes for 25+ years and luckily have had no serious injuries. I rode the quad, and on about the third time I was riding it, I ripped the ACL out of my left knee. It was my fault- years of riding 2 wheelers has created reflexes, like dabbing your foot, that don't work with quads. Reconstructive surgery is no fun. Trust me.