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Here is my conundrem...... I cant spell:biggrin::biggrin:

Just kidding

But really, right now I have a Honda Recon 250 2 wheel drive, It is a solid ATV and I like the reliability, the power, well its just a great ATV....for what it is

But I have recently been considering lifting, bigger tires, exhaust and truck bedliner on the body.... But then In got thinking, even if I did all that, at the end of the day it would still be a 250 and it would still be two wheel drive.

So Ive been thinking of upgrading, If I sold it now it would be worth about $14-1500 plus I could save up a few hundred. I would be looking for a larger ATV that must have 4 wheel drive and obviously I would buy used.

The brands I would consider would be Yamaha (all around great ATVs) Arctic Cat/Polaris (American quality plus a I could get a good price on a bigger one, I would LOVE to have a 500+cc!!!!) or maybe suzuki...

I dont want a kawasaki, chinese brand and Im not so sure I want another honda (theyre great machines, but there are a lot better with the bigger ones (the 250's are the best tho))

So I ask you this,

1.)Is it worth it???? can I pull this off reasonably and after all the hassle would it be worth it?

2.)What brand/model do you recommend? which can I get a good deal on a larger ATV with 4x4??

all help appreciated, I will consider all your opinions. THANK YOU

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Well, I just took out my ATV and cleaned off the road salt, then I noticed a little rust forming on the A-arms so I hit them with some primer....

I really like the look of the A-arms being a different color, So I think Im going to go ahead with my project of painting the body and racks with bedliner and painting the A-arms and springs lime green....

So Im going to hold on to my Recon for a few months then look into getting a bigger one,

but I still need advice now so I can start looking and narrowing down options!

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Im not actually a big fan of the rancher, but if I can find a nice enough one for the right price.....

I had a Honda bike and now a Recon, I kind of want to break away from Hondas, Ive heard the bigger Hondas are lower, less powerful, and are lacking in the suspension and drive systems department than other brands.

The kind of riding I do is trail riding, pretty much an even mix of most tings... general dirt riding, I really like water and I like to play in the mud a little :D Basically woods trail riding. Also, I want something that has a lot of power and will haul AS*. Also, I will use it to plow some snow in the winter.

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Im not actually a big fan of the rancher, but if I can find a nice enough one for the right price.....

I had a Honda bike and now a Recon, I kind of want to break away from Hondas, Ive heard the bigger Hondas are lower, less powerful, and are lacking in the suspension and drive systems department than other brands.

The kind of riding I do is trail riding, pretty much an even mix of most tings... general dirt riding, I really like water and I like to play in the mud a little :D Basically woods trail riding. Also, I want something that has a lot of power and will haul AS*. Also, I will use it to plow some snow in the winter.

I say throw a leg over stuff and try it out. If the dealer or friends let you. Personally I would buy as close to or brand new. But I don't want buy one I don't know the history of.
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