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I'm just wondering what made everyone choose the machine they did. For me, the TRX450 was the most comfortable. I'm 6'2", all the other 450's I felt very cramped on. I've been a fan of Honda forever so it was my first choice. However I did sit on all the others and they did not feel right.

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I'm just wondering what made everyone choose the machine they did. For me, the TRX450 was the most comfortable. I'm 6'2", all the other 450's I felt very cramped on. I've been a fan of Honda forever so it was my first choice. However I did sit on all the others and they did not feel right.
Bought my Ozark because I'm a Suzuki fan, Did not look like a box (like the 02 Recon) and could only afford to spend 3500. Was hoping to up grade to the Vinson but, Suzuki messed that up. Looks like 400 BigBear next.
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Honestly?

I took the advice of an ATV club.....to repeat myself....I know nothing about quads and just started riding in 2007 at the age of 44.....

I love the Kawi when I'm WOT (for me at least! LOL!) flat riding and just tooling around the trails, but I think I may have been better off with a King Quad or Grizzly for the rock/hill climbing and off-camber areas.

Tom D

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I used to ride a Kodiak 450, so I wanted something more powerful.

Affordability, bang-for-your-buck, V-Twin power, and the huge aftermarket were all reasons why I bought a Brute. If the Grizzly was less expensive, I would have considered it, but money was the main factor in my purchase. IRS was also something I needed; I had it on my Kodiak and knew that a solid axle was not for me after riding my dad's Brute Force SRA. Also, my dad had his Brute Force 650 SRA since about the time it came out and hasn't had any major problems, so I figured the 650i would be the same: a trouble-free, relatively inexpensive powerhouse.

The bottom line was that nothing else offered as much value as the Brute.

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I had no clue what I was doing. LOL. Used to ride dirt bikes. Never rode a quad. I was on my way to buy a car. Stopped by Hillsboro Moto Sports. My '05 Honda TRX450 was on sale for $4999. I had 6 grand in my pocket and thought it looked cool. Since then, I have become totally addicted to quading. I have two of them now. An '05 and an '07.

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i choose the ex cause, i didnt like the way the z400 seat was so high up(uncomfable as hell) , i was thinkin bout the 450s but we only hade enuf cash for the honda 450r. i wanted reverse because i have high expactation of racing XC and MX, the 400 can be bored to beat a 450 that has minor upgrades. which is all a 15 yr old needs :wink:

and the 4hundy was famous for bein easy to work on

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The ltz250 was my first quad and then I switched to KQ450 and love it. I liked the dependablity of the kq and the 450 is plenty cc's for me and riding Michigan trails.

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My wife aunt and uncle had two 2003 warriors and they would only sell them in pairs. They used them to go camping, tow them with their rv. I got both warriors and hauler for 5,000. They were in excellent conditions, factory tires and I bet they did not have 5 tanks of gas ran through them.

I bought them in April of 08.

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Sweet pic! What is it about the trikes that draw you to them? I understand that's what you grew up on but what about them. I like the looks of the sporty racing trikes. That right there is enough to draw my eyes. There is nothing like the the old Honda 250 with the crazy wide axle. It looks sick. I would kill myself on a trike.

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Sweet pic! What is it about the trikes that draw you to them? I understand that's what you grew up on but what about them. I like the looks of the sporty racing trikes. That right there is enough to draw my eyes. There is nothing like the the old Honda 250 with the crazy wide axle. It looks sick. I would kill myself on a trike.

What Draws me to a Trike.....Well,,,,,Not everyone has one....Look around....Seems like Everyone has a TRX450,YFZ,Etc, Etc,,:wink: I feel comfortable on Trikes....Its a Bit more of a Challenge sometimes...Try a Trike in a Quad Rut Sometime:aargh:....LOL!!! Also,,,,Im just Stubborn:laugh: Ive never been on a Quad really other than my Wifes,,,I think I might have 5 min. on hers.....Quads Are Dangerous....That False sense of Security with the 4th wheel thing scares me..:wink:

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I still remember being5,6,7 years old on that beast with no front suspension and the GIANT bubble tires. I think the trikes you have posted pics of are sweet. I think that some of those old trikes look way better than the modern quads. Perfect examplem Dune Raider is one of the sickest rides I've ever seen although I do love the old red white and blue hondas. Or the old tecate.

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