Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Join Today, It's Simple and FREE!

    As a member, you can post in our forums, upload your photos and videos, use and contribute to our downloads, create your own member page, add your ATV events, and even start your own ATV club to host your own club forum and gallery.  Registration is fast and you can even login with social network accounts to sync your profiles and content.

Mikey69

How did you get into Quads?

Recommended Posts



Guest
Nice, I usually wait for everyone anywhere there is a fork in the trail or a chance of going the wrong way. I'm always in front so I always find the obstacles for everyone else. So I'll wait and point them out so no one gets hurt.

Yep...that's how my clubs do it too....someone usually waits at a fork or tight turn....or have a "trail rear" who takes up the back of the pack and who knows the trails....

It's all good......I've met many great people over the past 1 1/2 years.....there's that 1-2% that are idiots...but we just run them over...me...I do it slowly...LOL!....just kidding....

-TD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yea I started about 6 or 7 on minibikes but was already driving harvest (the big JDs) in South Dakota so the minibikes were just kinda what we call pitbikes now....they were just fun.......it evolved from there I think.....

BTW this is an actual current picture of me. Yea I know I should moisturize more...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Well I started about 15 years ago with a Honda 110 ATC. I bought it to go deer hunting. I loved it but that is all I did with it was go hunting. My father-in-law got a Honda TRX 200 "The Turtle" it is called that cause it had a trunk that kinda resembled a turtle shell. My brother-in-law had just bought a Blaster from his cousin's boyfriend so I had to have a quad. It turns out that the same guy the boyfriend "now her husband" his dad had a Lakota 300 that he wanted to get rid of. I got it and have been in love with riding ever since. I bought my son a 1986 Honda TRX 70 for Christmas when he was 8 or 9. He was well out of that within a year or so and we found him a 2003 Polaris Predator which he loves. February 2006 I got a Suzuki LT250R and I love it but have been working on it more than riding it. My wife now rides the Lakota. It is a great family sport and we have some of the best times riding. I just wish we could get out more.

Trucks is an awesome show. I met Stacy a couple months ago at the Nashville Auto Show. He was great. I am a Ford guy too mostly. I have a 1994 Mustang GT I bought brand new. I am currently working on getting it back to perfect. I had a 1970 Mustang Mach 1 when I was 18 "man I wish I had that car back".

Here is a pic of me and Stacy:

3530.jpg

u so lucky you met him i dont see him on trucks anymore though:frown: you had a 1970 mach1 very nice,, wat color was it??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Growing up in "suburbia" (50 miles NW of New York city), and anal parents, I never really had the opportunity for any type of off-roading.....a BMX bike here and there with small mounds on abandoned property, but that was maybe 3 times tops.....

Well, at the ripe old age of 44, my photography mentor emailed me one snowy day in January of 2007 and asked if I wanted to go riding with him. I knew he rode quads....he has a Kodiak 450 in his garage...

No sooner did I read the last sentence of that email did I hit reply with a "HELL YEAH!!!!"

Wound up doing a 4 hour ride on his son's 250 Ozark (SRA, manual) and the bug bit me......

The following week, I found a local club, and they advised me to get the '07 Kawi Brute Force 650 4x4i with ITP TerraCross tires....

Took delivery of that puppy in February '07.....WAHOO!!!!!

Since then, I've joined 4 local clubs (lot of member overlap).

I also found out, and the NY members can commiserate, that NY SUCKS for ATV'ers....but we get by with what we have.....

We maintain our trails, as well as volunteer for multi-county charity/volunteer work. Hopefully with the current legislature on the table will improve things....

Don't have all that many miles/hours on the quad, but get out when I can.

As we all know, gas prices are affecting some of us.....

It costs me close to $120 every time I want to ride with the upstate club (120 mile round trip....2 car tanks of gas...quad tank and 5 gal. can...trail fee), so I probably won't be riding much this summer if gas prices don't improve...GRRRRR!!!!!!

Anyhoo...that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!!!!

Tom "Slug Rider" D

were in new york do you live i have been looking for clubs but cant find a single one..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
were in new york do you live i have been looking for clubs but cant find a single one..

Highland Mills...Orange County.....

Not too far from West Point...

Here are the clubs I belong to:

NYATV ONLINE

- Login

NY TRAIL RIDERS - Login

scatvny.com

They pretty much overlap each other....a couple of the clubs are for "locals" who live near each other.....

Tom D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started riding when I was 11, 1966. I had a Honda 50. Then in 1970 I got a Kawasaki 175. Then in 1974 got married and bought a street bike, Honda 750. In 1977 no more wife and bike. 1979 out of debt and went to 3 wheels. Yamaha Tri-moto 125 and got married again. 1980 1/2 not marred and bought Yamaha Tri-moto 225. 1985 moved to 4 wheels a Suzuki 230 sport. 1987 bought a Yamaha Warrior. 1993 got married to a great woman who loves to camp and ride. 1995 bought a Yamaha 225 Bear Tracker for my wife. 1997 bought a Honda Forman 450 for me. 2004 bought a Honda 250 quad for my son then in 2005 bought him the Honda 400EX. 2006 bought my wife, and me, a Rhino. And in 2007 bought me a Yamaha Wolverine 450. I still love to ride, just not a fast. We go every chance we get.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stacey is not on Trucks anymore he has his own show on Speed Channel called GEARZ. It was originally some burgundy color but I painted it black.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Guest

What happens in the salon chair, stays in the salon chair?????

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...................LOL!!!!!

Tom D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was pretty much born on an ATV. My dad would strap on the car set and we would ride all day and as soon as I was old enough to ride and could keep up with my dad I got my own bike and I have been riding since.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

salon chair? did someone tell you I won the lottery?[false] or that I work for Gene Simmons [true of course] if ya got it flaunt it ! yea someone told me that new moisturizer might have some odd side effects but they assured me it was "nothing that would make me stand out in a crowd."

VERVE you were born at the right moment dude! the only down side is that this is getting expensive....and the environazis haven't all moved to Russia yet, but we keep a positive attitude every day.......:wink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
salon chair? did someone tell you I won the lottery?[false] or that I work for Gene Simmons [true of course] if ya got it flaunt it ! yea someone told me that new moisturizer might have some odd side effects but they assured me it was "nothing that would make me stand out in a crowd."

VERVE you were born at the right moment dude! the only down side is that this is getting expensive....and the environazis haven't all moved to Russia yet, but we keep a positive attitude every day.......:wink:

Well, I was just relaying what Madge told me when I was getting my nails done in Palmolive ™

:shock2:

Tom D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


24 years ago there was a Suzuki Dealer in my home town. Bought an 185 QuadRunner with Plow for $1000 bucks new and sold it for $1300. Bought a 230 shaft. Been riding every since.

You kids really need to rid some of the old school quads. Then you would be happy with any quad and not have to cry about certain quads.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
24 years ago there was a Suzuki Dealer in my home town. Bought an 185 QuadRunner with Plow for $1000 bucks new and sold it for $1300. Bought a 230 shaft. Been riding every since.

You kids really need to rid some of the old school quads. Then you would be happy with any quad and not have to cry about certain quads.

It's really hard to think of 1984 as "old school" :confused:

But, I hear ya.....

Tom D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tom you should know by now not to trust anything that Madge says.....

Billy I was working at a Honda dealer when the atc90 arrived- in fact I went and got it. we all thot " what the heck? it's all swelled up!" hahaha but it was the grandaddy of atvs as we know them now....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom you should know by now not to trust anything that Madge says.....

Billy I was working at a Honda dealer when the atc90 arrived- in fact I went and got it. we all thot " what the heck? it's all swelled up!" hahaha but it was the grandaddy of atvs as we know them now....

Also a blast to ride.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I was born, my dad had a 1989 Wrangler. Eventually he had it lifted and we used to go off-roading once or twice a month. Around 2000, it started to fall apart, and he sold it in 2003. We wanted to get back into wheeling but he was afraid of buying another Jeep because of the problems he had, so we decided to get quads instead. I still miss the Jeep, but quading is simply amazing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Guest

When I was born...I think they just invented paper......

:leright:

Tom D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When I was born...I think they just invented paper......

:leright:

Tom D

Toliet paper that is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
Toliet paper that is.

Nope...we were still using palm fronds....

DOH!

-TD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nope...we were still using palm fronds....

DOH!

-TD

Better than whole pineapples!:smilielol5c:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I probably have the shortest story but..my best friend got a yfz in 06..then recently (month or 2 ago) another best friend got a raptor 700..then another one got a ltr450..then another got a ltr450..but ive always been obsessed and addicted to atvs..thats why I know more about all of them than any of my friends (even tho they ride better ofc) ..so its finally time to get an atv now that financial matters have fallen into place..KFX450R FO LYFE!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Topics

    • By Dwight Williams
      Ok, so I bought this scream of a deal the other day - a 94 King Quad 300 for $40.00.  It's been sitting outside with no carburetor on it for about a year.  Its rusty, missing some parts, wiring is all cut up and spliced etc.  No seat, no racks but the plastic is all there minus the headlight housing.  Anyway, who can pass up a $40.00 quad right?  I get it home and looked at the sight glass for oil level, it's about 1/2 oil and 1/2 water.  I drain it, refill it and turn the motor by hand (recoil starter is missing) and it turns over just fine.  I worked on the wiring for about an hour and got it to turn over with the electric starter and got enough of it sorted out to get a spark.  Did a quick compression test, 70 lbs.  Wet test bumped it up to 90.  Ok, so rings and cylinder washed out with water for a year, not too surprised.  I thought 'what the hell' and sprayed some starting fluid in it and it ran for about 2 seconds - enough to show  it's got life.  Since then the compression has gotten worse, I can't get enough pressure to activate the carb diaphragm, therefore no fuel pump either.  The compression is now around 60.
        Anyway, my question is....is it worth it to try to get this thing going?  I tore the top end down today and the cam and one of the rockers is pretty worn.  I figured a top end job would be about $100 or so, depending on the condition of the cylinder but I'll probably have to put a cam and rockers in it as well.  Doing some research on ebay I figure I'll have to spend about $500-$700 to make the whole machine right again.  Much less just to make it run and use as-is but I won't really like it until it's right.  I don't mind doing the work, I actually enjoy it but I'm concerned about what all that water did to the rest of the internals, I can't really test it all out until I can make it run.
      I know it's a basket case but I'm not into it much at all, even if I do the top end and find something else wrong I'm still not out much.  I'm leaning toward ordering the top end parts and going from there unless you can convince me otherwise - any way to check the rest of the internals without tearing it down?  I plan on flushing the oil cooler before I do another oil change, I've drained it twice now and it gets milky almost immediately just turning the starter - I suspect the oil cooler is polluted badly.
       
      I'll get some pictures today if anyone want to see them.
       
      thanks!
    • By Dra O
      posted a while back - it was running at one point - I have all the plastic shroud off - it's down to frame and engine now
      -fuel pump: when line from petcock is attached, no fuel comes out other side to carb; the line to the carb is open (can blow through it); I thought when I cranked engine that the pump would spit out fuel on other side but it does not; I removed fuel pump and opened it up - diaphragm looks good - but internal areas had lotsa calcification build up - I cleaned this out and dried it good - the clear plastic pieces (?diaphragms) aren't broken - the spring w/ steel ball on end moves freely; am putting it back on tomorrow; but can anyone answer about the pump? isn't it supposed to pump fuel through it... to other side... to carb? puzzling
      -along with fuel pump: I replaced petcock 3 weeks ago (gas tank had rusty fuel in bottom - cleaned it out prior to new petcock); when I turn petcock arrow NOT to on or reserve, fuel comes out of line; when I turn it to on or reserve, fuel doesn't come out; puzzling
      -I don't know what's on back of fuel pump - it's a valve that has a hose coming out of it - looks like it goes to engine/carb - I haven't traced this out yet - what is it?
      -can squirt gas on air filter and engine will run for 2-3 seconds then stop - fuel in top of carb (under diaphragm) does same
      -it likely needs carb rebuild - will get to this - but something isn't allowing fuel to get from fuel pump to carb
      -I THINK it has a mikuni model x carb - diaphragm is ID 26mm  OD 68mm - hard to find inexpensive diaphragm, I guess because it's a model x
      -last thing - I replaced solenoid due to old one clicking; I HAVE to be charging the battery or it won't start/turn over - battery just goes dead; but if charging, it'll turn over nicely; i'm guessing it's a bad battery
      -any help appreciated - I've never owned an ATV before - inherited this beast from grandparent in-law
    • By Shane Pillar
      Talk about what kind of atv you have and what you do with it.
    • By pcumby
      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?
    • By DUBLT
      Looking to purchase a windshield for my ATV, suggestions of what to buy with quality in mind and will fit without doing any modifications. 
  • Similar Tagged Content

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...