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How old were you when you got your first ATV and what kind was it?

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My first quad was an 86 Yamaha 200 Shaft Moto4 reverse. I was 9 years old and got it for my birthday. My father bought it still in its shipping crate and we had to put it together. Those were some cold nights!

My first snowmobile was a Ski Doo. It had no engine cover and I loved watching the butterflies open up when my father would gun it. I was to young to drive it myself.

The Moto4 is still running today and can still pull wheelies 100% original even rear tires

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Hi new to the forums should've joined sooner. My first atv was an 87' Honda 250sx. I got it when I was 14 years old. Still have it, but first four wheeler I got is an 87' Yamaha moto4 225.

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I think I was 6 or 7 when got my first atc. was a 1979 honda 110. Then I had a little street legal trail 90. Then a 84 atc 125m. Then a 85 200x. Then a 85 250sx.

Then I quit riding for some years because i just worked too much and one day i went and bought a 85 350x and my daughter a lt-a50 quad and i was hooked again. Now Ive got the 85 ATC 350x, and just bought an 85 ATC 250r and few months ago bought a 05 Honda Rancher 350 and I like it but im still moren fond of 3 wheelers because I like the drift style of riding. Pitching it and powering out instead of steering. Its just a crazier style of riding. Anyone who grew up on 3 wheels knows what im talking about. I ride them both but Atc riding was always more fun to me

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63. 1996 Sportsman 500, had it out yesterday at my buddy's wood lot, still over a foot of snow in some places. Quite impressed with its' performance and capabilities.

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Got my first quad back in 2007 so I only been riding for 14 years. It was an Arctic Cat.

 

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I was 50.  a used 2005 Suzuki King Quad 700.  I wasted a lifetime without it.  I've got a post in here somewhere that describes the feeling of exploring for the first time.  I really kicked myself in the a$$ for not doing it much much sooner.  For what I am going to use it for … trailer exploration, getting to fishing holes, putting along trails for birds and bunnies, it is likely going to last me a lifetime.  My only concern being my age and the age of the quad and its reliability as I do much of our outings solo.  Regardless how small the outing I am always prepared to spend the night.  My advice to those who are on the fence... do it, you will have it for years... and the cost of that entertainment /hr keeps going down each time you use it.  especially if you have friends to go with... man... the years I wasted not being able to get to the back country and having to share the spaces with everyone in a car or truck.  something smaller would have probably been better a 450/500 maybe vs the 700 (though to pull over on a dead batter, will get tougher as I get older.  My overnight kit has a spare deep cycle and solar panel.

 

Just do it! Unless of course that is the money you need to feed your kids and wife with !

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I was 14, it was a  Honda Big Red 3 wheeled angel of death that thing spent more time upside down on top of me than anywhere else....... no fault of my own!

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I was 12 years old when my parents bought me a new 1984 Honda 200s ATC. I dumped it upside down in the pond first weekend I had it 

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2 hours ago, Michael Tegtman said:

Age :. 68

2005  Kawisaki Brut Force 650 V Twin

Proof that you are never too old to start ATV'ing! Brute Force is a nice quad. 👍

On 4/21/2019 at 3:19 PM, redneck999 said:

I was 14, it was a  Honda Big Red 3 wheeled angel of death that thing spent more time upside down on top of me than anywhere else....... no fault of my own!

 

On 4/21/2019 at 5:53 PM, Rich Day said:

I was 12 years old when my parents bought me a new 1984 Honda 200s ATC. I dumped it upside down in the pond first weekend I had it 

That's cool that you both started off on 3 wheelers. Never owned one and only rid one once.

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32. Bought a sportsman 570 a few weeks ago for help around the house. Always owned dirtbikes up until now. 

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On 4/15/2019 at 10:31 PM, RAYAR said:

63. 1996 Sportsman 500, had it out yesterday at my buddy's wood lot, still over a foot of snow in some places. Quite impressed with its' performance and capabilities.

polaris sportsman coming through once again........

I was 15 (16 now) when I got a 97 kawasaki bayou 300.  lets just say it taught me a lot and I sold it before it taught me more....

bsought it for $1000 (dumb move), sunk $1800 into it, and sold it for $800

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On 4/19/2019 at 7:20 PM, LMI said:

I was 50.  a used 2005 Suzuki King Quad 700.  I wasted a lifetime without it.  I've got a post in here somewhere that describes the feeling of exploring for the first time.  I really kicked myself in the a$$ for not doing it much much sooner.  For what I am going to use it for … trailer exploration, getting to fishing holes, putting along trails for birds and bunnies, it is likely going to last me a lifetime.  My only concern being my age and the age of the quad and its reliability as I do much of our outings solo.  Regardless how small the outing I am always prepared to spend the night.  My advice to those who are on the fence... do it, you will have it for years... and the cost of that entertainment /hr keeps going down each time you use it.  especially if you have friends to go with... man... the years I wasted not being able to get to the back country and having to share the spaces with everyone in a car or truck.  something smaller would have probably been better a 450/500 maybe vs the 700 (though to pull over on a dead batter, will get tougher as I get older.  My overnight kit has a spare deep cycle and solar panel.

 

Just do it! Unless of course that is the money you need to feed your kids and wife with !

put very well.  I dont have a wife and kids yet but they come first!  Suzuki makes good work/farm quads!  very tough and built like a tank

doesnt beat polaris though

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