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Division 8: Mountain (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming)
Division 9: Pacific (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington)

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    • I am  also  a  Honda man  because when  you're deep in the woods you want the machine that got you there to  get you  back.  At 76  I don't need the fastest  or the  most powerful and pretty looking ..  I want a machine that does everything I want it to do and doesn't  need a warehouse  full of spare parts to  keep doing it,  and I  might add  one that  doesn't eat  up  my  pension funds  to  keep  going .  
    • Good afternoon guys. I have an update. Lol. I finally broke down and took the quad to the shop. After rebuilding the carb myself, I was able to get it to fire up, but as soon as I hit the throttle more than a quarter way open, it stalled out. This was 8 weeks ago almost and it's still in the shop. Yes, can still. I'm about ready to give up on ol rumble bee. They had it for 3 weeks and rebuilt carb, checked valve, new fuel lines, new filter, cleaned air filter and called told me it was ready. Got it home and didn't make it half a mile and same crap. Back firing, hesitant, and never got into 4th great before it stalled out an acted out of gas. Gas dripping out the bowl of carb. And was like it almost had vapor lock. I had to remove gas house and allow fuel to free flow and get what air pockets out. Got it home and back she went. They had it for 3 more weeks and this time they have rebuilt the carb for second time, new fuel lines, bigger Jets, new accelerator pump, new cock valve in gas tank, check all the valve clearances, new stator, new rectifier, new air filter, new spark plug, new battery, and called to tell me it was ready again. Got up there and the damn thing will not idle and backfires still. Now she will run thru 3rd, limited space, and feels stronger than ever but will not idle and back fired almost every time you got on it. He is blaming the yoshimuri exhaust to be causing the back firing and he is rebuilding the carb again but this time using name brand high performance Jets so he said. Can anyone help, or suggest the back firing? My brother, which is a self proclaimed master mechanics of every engine made, said I needed to upsize me valve springs and to check compression? Hell idk I just want to ride man. Any help is appreciated. 
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    • I think Honda in the 80s was the standard for all others to be judged by, but since then my opinion is they're bloated and lackluster.  Honda to me is synonymous with reliability and nothing more.  Since the 80s it's like they haven't even tried to compete with Suzuki or Yamaha and have mainly rested on their laurels of brand recognition by churning out machines that excel at nothing except always working when you push the button. Suzuki had the quadzilla and where was Honda's answer to that?  Yamaha offered the Banshee and how did Honda respond?  Yamaha has 5 valve heads and what's Honda doing?  What about the Warrior with 6pd tranny and reverse from any gear? Even going back to the 80s to compare the Honda 250x to the Suzuki 230s (the first fully suspended sport quad, btw), true enough that the 250x was faster, but the 230 had a longer stroke which meant boring it out increased the cc's more.  If you bought a 250x, there wasn't much you could do to meaningfully increase power, but the 230s had big bore kits to increase the cc to 260 at 10.5:1 to run circles around the 250x.  Then in 1989, Suzuki released the 250s which had a +1mm bigger rod bearing, meaning it would take a KZ1000 streetbike piston for 280cc in a 300lb (wet) machine. Another thing I like about the Suzukis is the top end of the 230 is the same for the 250 4x4 models and the 250s top end is the same as the 300 4x4 models.  So if I buy spare parts for one, then I have spare parts for everything.  And all the cams will interchange.  I have a 250s cam in a 4x4 quad.  And that's a quad with 15 forward gears and diff-lock! But the Honda 250ex is the quad I ride everyday simply because it excels at nothing which means is works for anything and, most important of all, it always works.  I changed starter brushes 2 or 3 times so far and still haven't needed to work on the engine.  It's a pushrod engine with no oil filter and a marvel that it can take such a beating for 14 years and never die.  It's not the fastest, but it's fast enough for an all-around-quad.  It can climb and descend hills that 4x4s can't.  It can be pushed over logs that 4x4s need to winch over.  And it doesn't get pinned between trees like 4x4s.  Kids can ride it.  Seniors can ride it.  Even thrill-seekers can find fun in it.  It's the best all-around quad on the planet.  That's pretty much how I see Honda: the best at nothing, but good for anything.
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