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1 hour ago, freedomflyer63 said:

wylde1,

I pretty much do trail riding, a bit of plowing when the need arises.  Have only been riding ATV's for a couple of years and living where we live, have so much area to explore it makes me wish that I would have gotten into it years ago.  But had kids in private school, and that isn't free so the ATV money for years and years went to tuition.  And to pay for that tuition, I had to chuckle at your avitar pic, we have been running a fireworks stand for 21 years which is what allowed our kids to be able to attend the private school.  However it does make me a bit nervous to see fireworks used like that LOL, be careful dude.  As far as mud goes........I'm old and therefore don't enjoy the cleanup and I can't imagine it's too good on the machine either.....but, to each is own  and if that's what you enjoy... go for it.  It does look kind of fun but can't imagine the time I would have to spend cleaning, I'm a bit anal, okay.....very anal and wouldn't and won't put my machines away dirty. If I do, it is taken care of the very next day.

 

fartknocker,

Sounds like a great place to be.  I for some reason try to avoid the water and mud, worried about electronics, brakes, and hate to clean rock hard dirt.  To be able to have that freedom of riding either or all year long would be awesome.  I know that the folks down in West Yellowstone near Yellowstone National Park are able to use both snow machines and ATV's year round, for me I would sure miss my mountains, nothing like the feeling of coming over a rise and seeing views like these.

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Wow...completely awesome pics..  I'm jealous lol...Lots of guys here snorkel their atvs and go nuts in the mud. I used to go bars deep myself, in fact, I was the first in our group to get chest waders lol. ..I don't do that anymore.  I like to stay dry these days 

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1 hour ago, freedomflyer63 said:

wylde1,

I pretty much do trail riding, a bit of plowing when the need arises.  Have only been riding ATV's for a couple of years and living where we live, have so much area to explore it makes me wish that I would have gotten into it years ago.  But had kids in private school, and that isn't free so the ATV money for years and years went to tuition.  And to pay for that tuition, I had to chuckle at your avitar pic, we have been running a fireworks stand for 21 years which is what allowed our kids to be able to attend the private school.  However it does make me a bit nervous to see fireworks used like that LOL, be careful dude.  As far as mud goes........I'm old and therefore don't enjoy the cleanup and I can't imagine it's too good on the machine either.....but, to each is own  and if that's what you enjoy... go for it.  It does look kind of fun but can't imagine the time I would have to spend cleaning, I'm a bit anal, okay.....very anal and wouldn't and won't put my machines away dirty. If I do, it is taken care of the very next day.

 

fartknocker,

Sounds like a great place to be.  I for some reason try to avoid the water and mud, worried about electronics, brakes, and hate to clean rock hard dirt.  To be able to have that freedom of riding either or all year long would be awesome.  I know that the folks down in West Yellowstone near Yellowstone National Park are able to use both snow machines and ATV's year round, for me I would sure miss my mountains, nothing like the feeling of coming over a rise and seeing views like these.

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That sure is some great scenery.  I live in coal country, so pretty much everything is hard on the machines.  I prefer the mud and water over breathing in the coal dust that gets kicked up on the dry days. We do have some awesome mountains here, too.  The fall is my favorite time to ride.  The color of the trees matched to the black of the coal banks makes for some pretty cool sights.  The fireworks jumps do get a little sketchy, but the nickname Wylde1 was given to me for a reason. LOL..

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On 10/10/2016 at 10:43 PM, Ajmboy said:

Right now I have a 2004 Yamaha Grizzly 660. I try to do some local riding once in a while when time permits, but lately been using it around the property. I use it to plow in the winter also. 

I'm also doing a hayride for Halloween again around the neighborhood, there's a pic in the pictures section!

Bro had a 660 grizzly.  Was a great bike. I think I remembered complaining about the seat being insanly small tho 

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9 hours ago, fartknocker said:

Bro had a 660 grizzly.  Was a great bike. I think I remembered complaining about the seat being insanly small tho 

yes, it is a bit smaller but I have some rear luggage with a seat  😁

 

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I had a Grizzly 400 Automatic, was a nice little machine, 2008 only had 264 miles on it when I bought it.  It had some carburetor issues and the petcock was screwed up, I put a new petcock in and went through the carburetor it ran like a champ.  However my wife didn't like how it drove for some reason, I don't know if it was the OEM tires that were on it or what it just felt "squishy" (her words) in the turns.  I messed with the air pressure several times on several different trips and it didn't seem to help much.  She liked the way our Rancher drove and doesn't mind shifting so we sold it and bought another Rancher.  It was Really a nice simplistic ride and there are certain things I really liked and miss about it.

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20 hours ago, wylde1 said:

I have a 2001 Yamaha Warrior and a 2001 Polaris Trailblazer.  The Blazer is pretty well wasted, but one day I may fix it.  I use them for trailriding.  I like the mud and jumping the most.  Jumping into the mud is like a little slice of Heaven for me. :D

The trail blazer is a 350 2 stroke? 

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I see this older thread popped up, so thought I'd add to it.

I bought an older Polaris Sportsman 500 ('96) last fall. I mainly bought it as a utility vehicle, for use around woodlots etc. Had it out to a buddy's 65 acre woodlot/building lot last sunday and was quite impressed by it's performance. I think it's a keeper :)

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84 honda trx 200 I am currently working on and a 86 yamaha badger 80 that I just found a rear diff for it. Getting ready to fix the badger for the grandchildren 

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Ive got a Suzuki LT250 but need to get the barrel and piston sorted as she smokes a fair bit! I would really like to get a 4x4 version but as I only really use it for shunting logs around on the trailer I don't really know whether it'll be worth the upgrade as it doesn't really struggle and dont get the chance to use it on the really wet ground.

 

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2008 Honda Rancher 420. I use it to plow and some recreation.

1998 Xplorer 300, lives at the cabin.

1998 Big Boss 500 6x6, I'm in the process of fixing it. Might go to the cabin when I'm done.

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I have a 1989 Yamaha Big Bear. Paid $250CAD for it. Has no spark currently but "was running great" as per previous owner. Will just be used for exploring some old forestry service roads and back woods.

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I have one 2006 Yamaha Raptor 700R (that is currently for sale) and will soon have a 99 Bayou 220 that I am hoping to rebuild and use around the property.  Maybe even tow a small things or two with it.

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