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Old 02-17-2011, 05:47 PM   #1
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4x4 4 Wheelers

I don't have any experience with 4 wheeler ownership but, I plan to buy a 4x4 soon. As soon as somebody buys the gsxr750 I have for sale, ha ha...
I will be using it on a deer lease.
I'm hoping some of my MH brothers have some words of wisdom for me.

Are there certain ones I should NOT consider?
Are there features I should look for?
How important is a winch? Is there a certain type or brand I should get?
Any info would be appreciated...

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Old 02-17-2011, 05:55 PM   #2
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Most of those really depend on what you intend to do with it.
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get fuel injected they dont have as many problems! venom,vipor,or warn winches are good! i have a kawasaki side by side but before that i had an 07 polaris sportsman 500 h.o. i was real happy with it! it wasnt the biggest you could buy but it did good for what i wanted it for! i just wanted a side by side so i could ride and carry a cooler in the back! and i got cup holders on mine now which is a plus! lol
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:15 PM   #4
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if you want power for a fair price then get a 750 brute force! awesome machine!
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:16 PM   #5
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new or used? Whatever you do, do not buy a used atv with big aggressive mud tires. Regardless of what more seller will state, it has likely been used in a big deep mud hole or floated across a creek or two. Second, buy a Honda!!! I spent several years behind the parts counter of Pro Powersports of Conroe (that shop sucks donkey by the way!!!) and I have hands on experience with Kawasaki, Polaris, and CanAm. While I do like some of their current offerings, i would still buy a Honda. Last for deer lease use (i feel) you don't need more than 450cc's. You don't really need a winch unless you'll be in the mud but it can become a multipurpose tool (using pulleys and a rope you can lift anything!). Buy a tire plug kit asap and keep it in your toolbox.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:33 PM   #6
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Good info! keep it coming!
I heard that Honda's have electric power steering and that at slow speed it's great but at high speed it gets real twitchy. Dangerous twitchy.
Izzat true?
I just spoke with somebody about the 750 Brute Force, they got'em on sale. 2010's for $6995. I don't know if that's a good price or not.

BlueWave18, I'm just gonna be using it to get around on a deer lease and with any luck haul a deer or pig back to camp.
I don't want it too small because I maight have to pull somebody else outta the mud or somethin' but I don't really need a huge thing like a 750 either.

Jetcycles, i could go either way on new or used. A good used one at a reasonable price seems like it would be OK but I appreciate what you said about people treating them rough.
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Working...get an arctic cat, kinda like the tractor of 4wheelers, made in America, heavy, heavily built. Trail/good all around, Polaris. I had a camo 06 400 a cat. Topped out @50. Low gear had loads of torque. Never had a problem. Can-ams are Awesome but pricey. 750 brute force has loads of power. They are all good overall. Some do things better that others. Read several reviews. Some magazines are a little bias.
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If you buy one of the 750/650 brute forces im betting you will find a lot more fun things to do on a 4wheeler.. They are fast & powerful.
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More good info!
Thanks I will read some reviews and keep in mind what ya'll have said. Thanks
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dont listen to plummer! lol naw hes my bud im just kidding with him! hondas are dependable but not up to par on performance like others!
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Only concern I had was the CVT Trans. I had a 650 Brute Force. If it got wet the belt would slip. But the big plus is that I never had to worry about what gear I was in. Just push the throttle and go!!!!
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Only concern I had was the CVT Trans. I had a 650 Brute Force. If it got wet the belt would slip. But the big plus is that I never had to worry about what gear I was in. Just push the throttle and go!!!!
Ah yes. If they are sealed up & snorkled (a must for mud, and pretty easy) then you can swim them across rivers lol
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I have a 08 Brute Force 650 I got new and I love it, Ive never got the belt wet or had it slip yet and Ive drove through alot of water/ creeks and mud.

And Id get a winch, it will pay for its self the first time you get stuck and your alone or that hog you just shot ran in sum bushes and died!

I dont like the hondas trans or power steering cuz thats just something to mess up on the trails or when under stress
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I have a 08 Brute Force 650 I got new and I love it, Ive never got the belt wet or had it slip yet and Ive drove through alot of water/ creeks and mud.

And Id get a winch, it will pay for its self the first time you get stuck and your alone or that hog you just shot ran in sum bushes and died!

I dont like the hondas trans or power steering cuz thats just something to mess up on the trails or when under stress
Cool! Thanks for keeping the info rolling everybody. An education in every thread! lol

JGrein I'm thinkin about the brute force Kawis. They have good reviews and I have an old friend that owns a Kawasaki shop. Not that he will give me a deal lol
I heard that the Hondas power steering is great at slow speeds but if you get haulin' they become real twitchy.
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A great dependable bike that you can beat up and treat like poo and it will keep working for you is the kawasaki bayou 250, its not 4X4 or a big motor but its dependable!
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