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Old 08-27-2001, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 400EX or Raptor

just beginning to think about another quad. so time for you all to put your 2 cents in...which is better.. and why?
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Old 08-27-2001, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dosnt the Raptor have reverse?? Does that count to you??
Where you going to ride??

The 400ex can go as fast as a quad can go with the right ridder..... unless were talkin about the dunes??
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Old 08-27-2001, 10:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the 400Ex, and love it. The Raptor has a number of issues, that I wouldn't feel like dealing with. The reverse isn't that big of a deal to me. The 400 handles better, is more reliable, more stable, smoother power delevery, less$.

But just my $0.02
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Old 08-28-2001, 02:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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k...so what are the issues with the raptor you dont want to deal with?

I plan to ride it everywhere...dunes...trails...fire roads..etc
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I've whitnessed the water pump go bad, just about everything viberate loose. Things that I have heard about, Carbs poping off, chain adjusters breaking in the sand, cam gears coming through the top of the head
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Old 08-29-2001, 05:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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if your dune ridin, i say niether. A Banshee or a DS650.
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The 400EX is the total package.It has plenty of power,great handling,and excellent suspension.The only place where it lacks power is in the dunes but it rules on hills and trails.
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400ex is a good lil bike. I have rode one alot. Easy wheelies and very light. But nothing beats the 250R's..
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Old 09-04-2001, 03:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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gotta love those ol 250R's...i should of kept my 88 and forgot about having kids...haha....i do miss it...and cant seem to find too many of them around anymore!
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250r all the way!!
oh ya 400ex is better handling a little slwer and now reverse but hceapr i say put the money saved into the 400ex motor and you have better handling and faster for same price or cheaper.
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I was just out rideing my Banshee at Hollister last week and some guy had a canondale quad. It was the fastest god damn thing i have ever seen. It is also fuel injected. But he did say it cost him 10 grand. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
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I'd say it definitely depends on your intended terrain. Wide open stuff and dunes calls for a 2 stroke for the most fun. Tighter trails, or rougher, rocky terrain is more suited for a four stroke.
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Old 09-06-2001, 12:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i ride everwhere and the raptor kills the 400 in everthing,but it is a lot more money. remember the raptor is new and it can only get better as they work the bugs out
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get an old burned out banshee with a blown moter and put a steet bike engine in it .they go like hell. but there really only good for the sand or street
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