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King quad 750 Grizzly 700 and Rubicon 520

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Hi guys I'm in the market for a new ATV.  I narrowed my choices down to King quad 750 Grizzly 700 and Rubicon 520,  I own a 2006 500 Rubicon right now and I like the reliability and power for plowing.  However it is not a capable ATV.  When quading with other guys it falls short with ride quality and ground clearance.   I also have a 500 King Quad 2015 which I like and will keep it for my wife.  It is very strong and reliable also.  However my plan is to sell my Honda Rubicon and replace it with a 2020 of one of the these mentioned above.  Can anyone give me their take on one or all of these machines and why you picked what you picked?

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I have had a string of Grizzlys, starting with a used 660 back in about 2006.  I then had a new 700, then another and another and another.  I have found them very reliable.  Older 700s seemed to have very weak CVs, which wore out quickly rather than breaking.  I also seemed to go through a lot of wheel bearings.   I never felt the 700s were as well made as the 660s - thinner plastics etc.. The last Grizzly I had was a late 2015 Twin-Cam model which seemed to have had the CV and bearing issues resolved.  I know the CVs were bigger.  I think they stopped the twin-cam engine and went back to the original 700, though I do not know why.  I now have a Polaris Sportsman 1000XP, which feels less well made than the Yamahas but is much more powerful, smoother and seems to ride much better over rough ground.  I only changed as I wanted an EU homologated (road use) quad and Yamaha don't sell one.

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Chris

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