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Mikey69

How did you get into Quads?

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I'm reviving and old thread :biggrin: and would like to hear from some of the newer folks who have joined the community in the past year..

So, how did you get into quads?

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I owned a Toyota 4x4 since '87 and gave it to a friend a year ago.Too many gates closing,due to 1% of the idiots that ruin it for everyone.Friends have quads so I switched and enjoy it a ton!!! Takes up less room in the garage too!!

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My Dad bought quads for him and me when I was 10, he bought an '86 Suzuki LT 230 Quadsport, I got an '86 LT 125 Quadrunner. I hated that thing, so I spent more time on the 230 once I learned how to use the clutch. I had alot of fun on the Quadsport, so my dad traded the 125 in and got an '89 LT 250R Quadracer, and an LT 80 Quadsport for my little bro since he was getting interested by that time. Later, we traded my 230 on for a '92 Yamaha Blaster. A few years later, my Dad sold off all the quads so he could by a freakin Camaro. I was pissed. I always wanted to get another one, but it just never happened. Then a friend of mine bought a shiny new '05 Raptor 660,and that inspired me to find something. I didn't have much money, so I bought someone elses abandoned project. It was a Honda TRX 250R with a CR 500 motor. He had started building a homemade frame with some square tubing, he built a jig using an '86 TRX frame as a template. He had aquired all the parts, but never finnished building the frame. So I picked it up on the cheap and finnished the project. It has been a work in progress for the last 4 years and has gone through many changes and upgrades. I got tired of working on that thing all the time and never riding it so I bought a brand new '07 LTR 450 about 2 years ago, I love that thing, it still does not have the same break neck power that the CR 500 quad has, but it is reliable, easy to start and the handling is amazing. A little while ago, I got an '04 TRX 450R for an unbeleavable price, it had some problems, but they were minor, and I got that thing running like a champ for less than $100.

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well I found this 3 wheeler online last yr didnt run but I was tired of no having anything to do out here in the country so I bought it fixed it fell in love then my brother buys a quad and when we got it running I jumped on it to test ride and yea I had to have one of those Im a late starter on the atv's but hey im do it now lmao

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I have had dirt bikes since Chrstmas of 1977. Last Thanksgiving I crashed going from Barstow to Vegas and now have bad vision and balance so I figured a quad would do me better, at least for a while. Did a little research and since really nothing on the Blaster had changed in the 18 year run, I found a fresh Blaster that wasnt the prettist but still looking good for $350. It had both sand and dirt tires too. The doc still hasnt released me to ride anything yet, but am looking forward to ripping up the desert with my new toy!

John in Vegas.

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my uncle gets and sells bikes. i went over there the first time i was 8 he had an 125 act he wanted me to run then i got hooked. ive been working on and riding the bike he wants me to. i just now got my first atv from him lt250r. ive only had crappy dt125e it blew up and got a 87 yz125. now i got that beast i got the dt in 6th grade. but riding his bikes way before. lets just say hes the reason i want to go to wyo tech.

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all started when i was going into the third grade in 2000, dad traded his 89 chevy 1/2 ton long bed for a 98 Kawasaki Lakota 300... i hated him for trading that truck, and said i would never ride that quad... well a week later i hopped on and went for a ride, then a month later i was learning how to ride it. 2 weeks later i got my first quad, a 2001 E-Ton Lightning 50 (biggest pieces of sh*t ever) had that for 3 weeks, til the restrictor plate got plugged up, then dad bought a 01 Raptor 660R and i got the Lakota 300. And damn near 10 years later i still love this sport, and now im starting to get into drag racing again, with my families 1969 Mustang Grande Coupe (best year of the Stangs)

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it was an accident my neighbor lets me get my firewood from his land i was using a craftsman garden tractor and he said you need a utility his buddy had a 86 honda 200 that he put rings in but never could get it running right i thought i could get it for 150 bucks i ask how much he would take and he said 50 bucks sold I said took it home put the carb and tank back on had it runnin in a couple days i was hooked needed front plastics so i cut a 55 gallon plastic drum for the fenders after a while I needed 4x4 so i traded my boat for a 250 quadrunner then i saw an eiger 400 for sale for 600 bucks everthing was there but no compression and his kid fell off it and it hit a tree so i put a new piston and rings battery and fabricated a new bumper and thats what i ride wife got the 250 and son got the 200 here is a pic of the honda

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Started riding about 1989 with friends, then bought an 1981 KX80 motorcycle for myself from a family friend for 40 bucks and been upgrading every since now on my 6th Kawi. In the mid 90s I started going to Glamis a lot so I switched to quads, but now thinking about going back to motorcycles.

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hahah i just got tired of sitting at home while my friends were out 4wheeleing...so I bought one, its that simple lol.

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Just reviving this thread a bit. For all you knewer members..let's hear your story! :biggrin:

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Hey, new to this forum, first post! Wooooo!

Anyways, we were a dirt bike family, so while I really liked the Honda 3 wheelers and whatnot back in the 80's, we never had any. I had a Fat Cat, and then a beat down old Suzuki Savage for my off road rides, while my folks had a newer Honda and a Yamaha bike (I can't recall the models) until they got into horses and I got into cars and while I wasn't looking they sold all the dirt bikes and got a horse trailer. Well fast forward a few years and the old man is remarried, has a couple new kids (my kid sister is 24 years younger than me!) and they're back into dirt bikes, except this time he has a quad! Well I had to try that bad boy out and it was FUN! He lives out in the country and I spent my whole visit riding his Yamaha 250 4x4 around, and decided I gotta have one, but a bigger one, so here I am, joining the quad forum and learning more about quads, hoping to get one soon and start having some fun!

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I am currently 18 years old. I started at 6 months old. My dad always had a passion for 4 wheelers and it slowly started there. I was 3 years old when I went to my first dune ride. I don't remember much but I have pictures from back when I did go. I really did not get into the scene hardcore untill was about 12 years old. I bought my first 4 wheeler. It was a 1997 Yamaha Warrior. A coupele years after that, I bought a 2001 Yamaha Blaster. I started to pick up a dirt wheeles every chance I got to kee[p myself up to date on all the new models and new shoot outs. After i turned 18 I went out and for christmas I bought my parents a 4 wheeler and bought 3 Honda 400ex's. For my senior trip I took my best friends to the local dunes (Little Sahara) in Oklahoma and had the greatest times. 2 weeks after graduation me and my best friend had some girls over and were showing the girls around the land around where we have rode the previous months. He went around a corner to quick and hit a tree dead on. I watched my best friend die in fromt on me. :'( It was so hard to watch my best friend passs away doing a sport that I introduced him into. It's been really hard to ride like I use to before this summer but I am trying to slowly get myself back together. It's truly a great sport and great community to get into but it is also dangrous as well. I live my life now one lap at a time. It's hard to get back on a 4 wheeler knowing it killed my best friend, but he was just as involved as I was. In his honnor we rebuilt the 4 wheeler in his honor. Just graduating high school and already loosing my best friend was hard enough, but I know he would be pissed off if I stopped. 4 wheelers are my life and I am still trying to recover from that horrific night. I just wanted to let you know where I started and everything that I have personaly been through. That's where I got started and i am not going to stop. keep it real, always wear a helmet and always love your friends and family. Life's short so enjoy it while it lasts.

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It started for me on Christmas of 1986 when me and my twin brother each got brand new Honda TRX70's. I've always loved ATV's and have had many since then. This year I joined a couple local atv clubs and it's been great. I still have my original Honda TRX 70 and someday my son will ride it ounce he's old enough!

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My parents got me one when i was like really young (6) for a gift. been hooked ever since.

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I got into them about 12 years ago. Up till then it was lifted trucks, but that started getting way too expensive.

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I know what you mean i had a lifted Nissan when i was in High School and the tires alone cost a arm and a leg. LOL

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I got into them about 12 years ago. Up till then it was lifted trucks, but that started getting way too expensive.

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I like being in the woods. I am LAZY! I don't like walking or trying to balance stuff, so bikes were out and quads were in. LOL!! Couldn't drive my truck through the woods, I need that to take me to work. LOL!!!

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I remember when I was little my dad had a Big Red three wheeler and I rode that everywhere around the farm. He could never get me off it. lol I am in the military and seemed like every post I got stationed to, had a atv park or trails of some sort. So next thing I know, I bought a 04 Yamaha Big Bear 400 4x4. It was a good wheeler for the time I had it, but wanted to move into something bigger, so I went with a 07 polaris 800 4x4.

I started modifying the crap out of the popo and starting race circle comp pit. Just love being on my wheeler, either it be going thorugh 4 foot of water/mud or driving my polaris 500 through the trails. This is a great site and looking forward to posting and hopefully meeting some local riders with the same interest.

Brian

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Before my family got into it my dad and I were looking for utilities for him and I to use while hunting. In 06 my dad got a brand new Honda rancher es full time 4x4 which the entire family learned to ride on. While at the track I saw some guys racing some 450s and I was hooked on the sport quads. I bought my 08 kawie april of 2007 one of the first 200 to hit the U.S market and its boomed from there.

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Got out of riding for a lot of years, but when my son was 6 he wanted a dirt bike. Not 2 weeks later so did i. Since then it has escallated into an obsession. Now we go camping/riding for 4 weeks every summer.

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