Need help choosing a new quad
Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:38 PM
I know, that's a lot to ask but maybe someone out there has a good suggestion. I was thinking of something like a CanAm Renengade.
Input please and a link to a spec sheet of the quad if you can. Thanks to all that will help.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 05:31 AM
My only complaint about the Ranchers, is that they are on the heavy side. To keep the price down, Honda didn't use a lot of alloy parts like they do on the top of the line models. Also, best to shift with your foot, and avoid the ES electric shifting option.
Current utility design is a real nightmare! Most of the manufacturers are putting out these huge heavy sloppy long travel machines, that appeal to aging baby boomers who are looking for a comforable ride. But...the price that you pay is stable handling in really nasty technical conditions. I ride circles around my friends who have their big sloppy machines, because I am low, tight, and stable! You ever seen a big tall heavy ute get rolled...it's not a pretty thing!
As for the Renegade, my opinion is that is is pretty much a huge pig! If you insist....of the current crop of belt drive autos, the Yamaha 700 is probably the best. The "hybrid" Yamaha Wolverine is a nice idea (something the Renegade attempts to be also), but they left to much utility in it and didn't include enough "sport".
Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:36 AM
Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:55 AM
I'm going to look at a 2001 TRX or EX 400 Honda and I might have a look at a 2003 250 Bayou that is a LOT cheaper. What are the sport quads like for ground clearance? Lots of rocks and holes around here. I have a feeling that the Honda would be more fun to ride but I don't want a machine that's bashing it's belly all the time.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:22 PM
The 400EX is a nice good handling trail quad, but underpowered by today's standards. The Bayou, is just freaking boring!
Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:44 AM
Posted 01 March 2009 - 10:49 AM
Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:07 PM
BMW doc said:
...Holly Shit!!......That made my nut's tingle!!:thumbsup: