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Atv decisions.....

Post in 'The Gear' started by WellSeasoned, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Do you have a link to that west tenn dealer by chance. Id like some firepower on tha yamaha grizzly too....thx

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  2. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Having second thoughts on southern honda. They seemed to increase the price in an email which didn't match what he VERBALLY quoted me over the phone. He also added the 5 year warranty w/o me wanting it. I'll post my findings when I find out more.
  3. Treacherous

    Treacherous Minister of Fire

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    I've had great luck with my 2004 Polaris 700 EFI. It was the first year with EFI and has been bullet proof.

    The wife wanted to do some more riding. I was open to either Yamaha or Polaris. Power steering was a necessity. I really will not purchase another quad without it. Slow speed turns and such really shine and kickback is diminished immensely if you ever go through rocky terrain. She hated the seating position and ergos of the Yamaha and the ride is better (IMO) on a Polaris so opted for a '13 550 XP last month. The 550 is a Fuji (Subaru) motor so encouraged that will be good.

    I just need to finish installing my Ricochet under armor kit, install a winch and grip heaters and I will be done.

    Fuel mileage has been in the high 20's so happy there.

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  4. WellSeasoned

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    Oh man, she's a purdy one. I recently looked at that very same one-sunset red, power steering. Very nice. Will be a nice ride! I especially liked the auto paint holding up 30% more than colored plastic.
  5. Treacherous

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    It's been lots of fun. I corrected my post.. I bought it about a month ago. It drives like a Cadillac out on the trails. Anything to make the wife want to ride as well was a bonus.
  6. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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    Bad Azz...
  7. Treacherous

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    I feel bad for my 2004.. I haven't ridden her much since we picked up this 550. It really is a dream to ride out on the trail. The engine orientation makes for a far more comfortable ride than my '04 or the Yami or Honda equivalents. Just my opinion but one must sit on one to know what I mean.

    Polaris often gets a bad rap but I've had good experiences over the last 10 years.
  8. WellSeasoned

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    With the engine longintualy mounted, makes for a very comfortable ride.
  9. Treacherous

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    It definitely does. I went on a 40 mile ride today over some relatively rocky terrain and have no ill effects. The EPS on this platform really rounds it out. I wanted to get an aftermarket EPS install for my 700 but one year shy of availability.
  10. WellSeasoned

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    Eps is awesome. We went on a very rocky ride to lost trails atv park a month or so ago. Everyone was beat up but me sad to say. It puts these quads at a whole nuther level. I
  11. jlightning

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    I had the pleasure to ride on a polaris recently and was very impressed w/ the smooth ride. I haven't been on many of the newer ATVs except for my buddys Kawasaki and the polaris but the ride on the polaris was awesome! Makes my grizz feel like I'm sitting on a 2x4 when I ride!

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