Mikey69

How did you get into Quads?

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I had motorcycles growing up it started with a sears mini bike to a Honda mini trail 50, 1973 honda sl70, cr125, then in 1979 I got an XL175 to ride to school & play in the dirt. In 84 a Yamaha street bike. Then I went from about 86 till now without anything. I as well went and looked at a built Mustang & walked away knowing I would just get in trouble with it. So first I got my wife to agree to get my daughter a quad so she has an eton 90 2 stroke. Then I talked my wife into us going to look at one for me to be able to ride with my daughter. I seen a quad I wanted but she didn't want to spend the money on it so I started lookig at bikes while I was checking out the bikes she was talking to the guy who had them for sale she turned to me and said your not getting a bike. Next thing I knew the seller was getting the key for her to the quad I wanted(she loves me so much). So my first quad came home with us that day. So I'm back in the game of having a big boy toy. 02 prairie 650. Why start small and in a few months wish u had gotten a bigger quad. Start big and grow into it.

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i bought my first machine when i was 9 (honda 110 atc) mowed grass for 2 summers to save up for it .. been riding ever sence

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dirt bikes in the 70's, then sleds, then a hiatus, then dirt bikes again with my son, then 4x's...

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my dad bought me my first quad when i was 3 ...lol.. been riding ever sence

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I was 10 and my friend pulled up on a 3-wheeler it was a 85 honda 125m, i know because he later sold it to me, ever since then i been hooked like a fish.

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I got my first bike at 9.....it was a honda 90. dirt bike.....at 13 i gat a yamaha 250 dirt bike......14 i got a 175 yamaha trimoto 3 wheeler then i was hooked......i've had several makes and models over the years......the two i have now are a 1991 honda trx300fw 4x4, its the one in my sig covered in mud....i also own a 1985 Suzuki 230 shaft Quad runner........i ride atleast 1 to 3 times a week on average......i just love the mud :)

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I first stared out on a 1986 Polaris 250 trailboss i got for christmas when i was 14. It was a piece of shit , i pushed it home more than than i rode it. but it was something to ride. Then my dad found a good deal on a 1999 Suzuki Quadrunner 500 for a $1000. I think it was only 3 years old when we bought it. I could take that thing up any hill i wanted too. Then in 2005 i bought a 2001 Warrior with my own money. Rode it everywhere but then learned the hard way to always check the oil. I was riding down the rode and the engine seized up totally . Had it rebuilt twice never ran good since. Then in 2007 i bought my Raptor 700 and things have never been the same since. Its the best quad money can buy.

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My husband and I went to his niece's farm for Thanksgiving a couple of years ago. She had a bunch so we went out riding before dinner. We stayed all weekend and rode every day and night. At the end of the weekend, I rolled her friend's Can Am 500, wound up lying in a huge stinky mulch pile with the damn thing on top of me. My leg was pretty messed up, but we went home and bought a couple of Polaris Sportsman the next day. We've ridden almost every weekend since.

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I got into hunting and used one then I have liked them and enjoyed them ever since. I have learned alot about them and I am a good driver. To most people's standards. I can get through just about anything reasonable difficult or super challenging. I can do it

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Around 1979-82 I started riding a honda 110 3 wheeler. 1985 then a yamaha tri-z 3-wheeler. then 1986 250r 3-wheeler and a 1985 250sx until 1990. Then got a career going set it down for 14 years Bought a 2004 TRX400Ex for me and a YSR200 blaster for my son. We have been hitting the dunes whenever we can. We love it to bad we have to goto work or it would be alot more often. -Jason

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1994 I met my husband and he asked me out for a first date. I only agreed to go out with him because I knew he had a 1992 Honda 250 fourtrax racing ATV. My parents never let me ride a motorcycle or ATV ever so this was my chance. I was 18 years old at the time & figured they wouldn't say too much about it. I got to ride it on our first date & I immediately fell in love with the sport. Now as for my husband it took a few dates to realize he was worth hanging onto! :biggrin:

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I like your story! kind of funny story...not many girls are like this. right on glad to hear you are a happy atv family =)

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I like your story! kind of funny story...not many girls are like this. right on glad to hear you are a happy atv family =)

We are a very happy ATV family! I thank God for that everyday. But if God is taking some extra requests...Lord, can I get another sport quad so the whole family can ride together? We have a 400EX we share but it currently has a hole in the case (my winter project...yes mine), & 2 youth quads. We put pretty much all our extra money into the kido for racing. THANKS @THECLAW :wink:

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When I was 15 years old a buddy of mine had a quad and we would ride it on the wooded trails behind our houses all thru high school. I moved to the city for several years for a good job but still didn't have a quad. Found a better job in New Hampshire a few years ago and moved up there. A friend at work had a couple quads and one day we went out riding. Got hooked again, bought my own a few months later and i've been riding ever since!

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Started out on a trx125 when I was 9 all I could remember was my father saying don't hot rod that thing don't do doughnuts an of course every time I left his sight I pegged it and ride the same to this day only with my son I am showing him how to do the things dad never let me do had not ridden in years got my son a trx90 that he fell in love with now i can not seem to get off the seat or or a wrench out of my hand around them

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My father bought a slightly used 85 Yamaha Moto4 200 in 1985. Never saw an atv before but had a blast of hanging on to dad while driving around upstate NY. For my birhday in 1986 I received an '86 Yamaha moto4 200 in a shipping crate. I think it was just an excuse for him to buy the second one. My father and I put the atv together. I rode it till the mid 2000s whenever i was upstate. Both atvs are still running but need a little tlc. I pretty much stopped riding after that.

2010 rolls around and my wife doesnt want my race car in the driveway. She said to me "hey watch this episode of a mew show called Storage Wars they have an atv on it". I was reluctant to watch but did. They found a LT500R -Quadzilla. Ok so a flame was ignited. I kicked the race car to the curb and the next week my neighbor asked me if I knew anyone who wanted a 400ex. Again I know nothing about atvs at this point so I said let me see what her husband had. A 2003 400EX. I was in love. Did I mention I never used a clutch on a atv before? I hand him 1500 and take off around the storage unit. I was hooked into atvs like never before. Now on Long Island there really isnt any riding areas that are legal. A few small tracks thats it. I found a place in PA called RAC. Met a quite a few great guys who ride and ben riding there these last few years.

Now I live in Alabama and trying to find new riders and places to ride. Its slowly going but not enough to feed my atv addiction.

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I would kill to find a LT500R hope you have a blast riding that 400ex they are great bikes

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I enjoy my 400. Actually its now a 500. I havent completed my parts list yet but I dont think I will ever be done

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I needed something a little better to get into the woods and general yard work that my riding mower. I bought my wife a utility quad and I got a sport quad for myself. We have since both upgraded to larger bikes and just last weekend went to the Hatfield McCoy trails for a mini vacation. Should have done it long ago......

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my wife and I sold our home in a suburb, moved to the great north of Wisconsin where trails are plentiful to ride on. We test drove everything before getting our Can Am's.

We will trail ride, spin through logging trails, and use them for yard work as well.

So far, being our first year, we've had a ton of fun with them.

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Started in 1982 racing a Suzy LT250 Round and round a haybarn.

Raced LT250R TRX250R TRX300EX TRX400EX, Polaris Scrambler with ZXR1200 engine (in my sig) TRX700XX

and a Heap more stick bikes as well.

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Sounds like a lot of fun.

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Yes. Years of it!!

Just retired at 50.

Now the guys are all asking me to teach them to go faster!!!

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My husband and I started dating in 2006. He had (still has) a KFX 400 that he would take me out on. One day he surprised me with a Warrior 350 so that we could ride together and I have been hooked ever since. Several months ago, we started a blog about our ATV lifestyle (in the hopes that it would keep us accountable and force us to find more time to ride - it does!).

If anyone is interested, we posted our story here. We haven't really seen any other ATV repair/lifestyle blogs out there, so if you know of any, we would really love to hear about them.

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Back in the day, my dad said no to a motorbike. So when I turned 18, I got a job and baught my first new quad, a 94 Yamaha blaster. So I have a soft spot for the quad.

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