Left over 2009 LT-Z400?
Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:46 AM
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I was able to ride friends' Honda 400ex, Honda TRX450, Yamaha YZF450, Yamaha Raptor 660 and 700 - out of all of them, the Z400 was still my favorite. (although the Raptor 700 was pretty sweet). The 450's are highly race oriented. They have high gears (hard to ride in really tight trails), stiff ride and require more maintenance - sometimes hard to restart when the engine is hot. The Raptor 660 I rode had some serious vibrations in bars and butt - making long rides a bit numbing... The Raptor 700 was nice though - serious torque monster! 400ex was a nice trail machine, but I'm 6'4" and it sat to low and wasn't comfortable (plus it doesn't have reverse).
In my opinion, the Z400 was the most comfortable to ride. Suspension setup was just right - plush enough for comfortable cruising but stiff enough to handle some moderate jumps. There were minimal vibrations throughout so it was not fatiguing to ride. There was enough power to get in to trouble - but you're not going to go out and win a bunch of drag races. I thought the power band was smooth and consistent, no big dead spots or anything - very usable power.
As far as reliability goes - mine was great and I think most everyone else that has owned one would say the same. I had it 5 years and I changed oil and greased and I had to replace a clutch cable due to it fraying / breaking. (I guess frequent washing has occasional side effects (water in cable = rust). I did a valve check for the heck of it in year 5 and it didn't need any adjustment. I couldn't have asked for an easier quad to maintain.
If you got the cash, I'd buy it and never look back
If you want to check out some videos of a Z400 and a few other quads in action, check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/suzatv400 We've had a ton of fun in the snow on these things! There are also some videos on a buddy's youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/coolky03
Edited by Stretch44, 29 March 2012 - 05:03 PM.
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