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  1. Hey guys, I'm in the market for a new used ATV and need some help and suggestions. I have a budget of $1800. I'm 33 years old, 6'1" and 220lbs. I already have a side by side, but I use a four wheeler to take out to my hunting property to check trail cams, fill deer feeders, and drag deer out and haul back to camp. I can use the side by side for this also, but an ATV is much handier, easier to haul out there, fits through gaps in trees and trails much better. That's really all I use an ATV for. I don't trail ride or go mudding or anything like that. My 2 year old son likes riding around the yard and neighborhood with me. I had a 1987 Yamaha Moto-4 350, but I just sold it. It was getting to wear things were wearing out due to age and parts were getting hard to find. The muffler was rusted out and sounded horrible and it was getting hard to shift into reverse. But the bike was great for what I used it for. So I'm essentially looking for something early 2000s or late 1990s that would fit my needs. My local CL is full of bikes in my price range, but they're all basically roached. Rode hard and neglected. Hard to find older bikes that have been well cared for. What I do see are several 220 and 250 Kawasaki Bayous and Yamaha Bear Tracker 250s. These are mostly very clean and look well taken care of. I don't know anything about either of those models and even though I don't do a lot of serious work, I wonder if 250 or 220 would be too small for me. Any info would be great!
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  3. 2003 Z400 Value?

    I found one locally that looks brand new. I'm talking pristine. Has nerf bars and a front bumper but everything else is stock. Guy says he hasn't rode it in 2 years, but it runs perfectly. He wants $1800 and is firm on the price. He has the title for it. Is this a decent deal or should I keep looking?
  4. Help Me Get Back In The Game!

    Thanks for the advice. I'll be sure and do that.
  5. Hey fellas, new member here and wanted to get some expert advice. I'm not new to quads, just been or of the game for a while. I was big into them growing up. My last bike was a 1999 Banshee that I sold when I went to college. Now I'm almost 30 (can't believe I just said that) and I've really been thinking about getting another bike again. I am just clueless on the bikes after 2000ish. Currently, I have a 1984 Honda Big Red 3-wheeler in like new condition that my grandpa bought brand new. While it's really neat to putz around on and show off, there is really not much enjoying about riding it. What I'm looking for is a sporty quad. Nothing for racing or anything like that. I would LOVE to get another Banshee. I love the 2 stroke sound and the sheer quickness. But now that I'm older, I'd really like something with reverse and I don't want to smell like exhaust after riding. So I'm thinking 4 stroke would be better suited for me. I want something with some power and speed though. I'm not exactly a small guy either. I'm 6'1" and 230lbs. I need something that can handle my size and still have some pep. Riding style would almost exclusively be gravel roads and occasional trail. No racing or duning or anything like that. I'm thinking I'll be keeping an eye out for something used and probably completely stock. I don't want something tricked out because I'm not much of a gearhead. Reliable and smooth running is key. I'm thinking a max budget of $2500-$2800. In my initial search, I have found some nice offerings like Honda 450R and 400EX, Suzuki LTZ400, and some Raptor 660s and KFX700s. I know very little about these bikes or if they will even fit my search criteria. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm literally all ears and want to soak up all the knowledge I can.