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Old 01-07-2003, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ATV Under $1500?

I would really like to get into this sport, but lack the money to pay more than around $1500. Is there any way to get a decent quad for this price?
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Ya you could probobaly get a decent but older used yamaha blaster but they are only 200cc and depending on your size you may need more power.
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I only weigh about 150, so that shouldn't be too much of a problem I don't think.
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Old 01-07-2003, 10:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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get a Blaster!!!!!!!!!
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yup a blaster would be cool for you and even if you wanted a little more power you could always bore it out.
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what kind of riding do you think you will do most?
sand
dirt
hunting
rock crawling

blasters do good in the sand. i've never seen one in the dirt before so i don't know about that.

if you are starting out and are going to ride in the dirt i highley recomend a dirt bike first before you try a quad. get a quad later and learn on a bike.

but if you have a special interest (which it sounds like) i would definatley say a blaster for the sand. and in the dirt i don't know cause i ride my bike in the dirt. quads shake me too much in the dirt.
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Old 01-08-2003, 11:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I say 3 wheeler. Real men ride on 3 not 4 (actually REAL men ride bikes but we are talking ATV's)

They are cheap as hell and fun.

If you have to have a Quad, get a Blaster. If you want something you dont have to work on, get an old Honda like a 250X or something.
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Old 01-08-2003, 01:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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keep looking, my friend just got an 89 banshee for 1600 bucks and it ran great. keep your eyes open I come across these deals all the time. dont settle for something you dont want.

to hell with it, yamaha and honda are offering awesome financing right now. get a new one
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Old 01-08-2003, 03:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I will probably be riding mostly in dirt and sand just for fun, no specific purpose in mind. Don't plan on hunting with it or anything. Sounds like the blaster is a good choice, but will I be able to cram my 6'4" frame onto it easily?
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Old 01-08-2003, 04:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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but will I be able to cram my 6'4" frame onto it easily?
probabley not going to be real comfortable.
go to a yamaha dealer and sit on them.

have you already been riding motorcycles? or is this going to be your first?
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If it is your first quad, i would try and find something four stroke, such as a 250x Honda, i have a blaster, and they are alot of fun, but they have a fairly high maintance. Mine is a 97, bored .80 over,Boysen power reeds, DG pipe, new bearings all around , new holeshots, and runs faster than the 300 ex.

But if you do decide to get a Blaster, i would find some Hydrolic Brakes. I have had to learn the last 2 years how to ride without brakes, and its hard, cause I live in Indiana. Everyone here is all about hills and Big jumps, and it does great in all conditions with some good tires (my prefrence- Holeshots or Razors). Other than the brakes, and chain, There not all that bad.


And If anyone in the area wants one, i would sell mine for $1,700
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Old 01-09-2003, 05:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah, this would be my first quad. Never ridden dirt bikes either.
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this is my opinion.

i think that motorcycles are easier to learn on and safer. bikes are easier to get away from when you bail.

also quads are easy to go fast on. i mean a five year old with not much skill could get on my banshee and ride it to it's top speed which is dangerous.

i think there is a false sense of security that quads are easier and safer because they have four wheels.

when ever i teach my friends how to ride i generaly try to persuad them to ride a four stroke bike. they are less intimidateing and more forgiving for learning. once they find thier rideing style then it's what ever. i think a good starter bike is an xr 250 or 350(if you can find one) also maybe a DR or KLX. they are very low maintenance and easy to start and ride compared to an MXer.

i can see if you want a quad if maybe your friends that you are going to ride with are riding them though.
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checkout that guys banshee sound like a good deal cause that quad who throw you for a loop if your a firstimer it would beginer quad though
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cram my 6'4" frame onto it easily?
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I only weigh about 150

be very CAREFULLLLLLLLL
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Old 01-10-2003, 09:43 AM   #16 (permalink)
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checkout that guys banshee sound like a good deal cause that quad who throw you for a loop if your a firstimer it would beginer quad though
definatley not a beginner quad, and not 1,500 or less.

but it is still for sale.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...threadid=90422
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You are right, the main reason I want a quad and not a bike is because my friends have them.
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Old 01-16-2003, 08:32 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I agree with yo mammy boy he is exactly right on his recommendation, not much else more fun than a three wheeler, and it's nice to be different from the crowd. I've had a 86250r atc and recently traded it for a 86 kawasaki tecate T3, that sucker is a blast, I've got a 85200x, (these are really cheap to get) going this weekend to pick up a 86 350x!!! You can buy trikes for cheap, and usually they are faster than a quad of the same size due to less weight, and they are an absolute blast in the snow, or sand, etc. Many parts can still be bought for them especially the hondas...
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