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I joined this site today because I'm in need of some help from people that know what they're talking about. I posted a thread earlier with some basic questions... http://www.quadcrazy.com/atvforum/new-members-area/12324-new-rider-looking-some-purchasing-advice.html ... but only received one reply, telling me to appease my GF and buy two utility quads. Since then, I spent pretty much my entire day (while I should have been working) researching ATVs in my area and I understand that this post is going to be extremely long, but I would GREATLY appreciate some feedback on these bikes. I'm going into this blind and it would be awesome to get suggestions on what to buy and/or what to look out for or stay away from. I simply found things in my price range that seemed to be in good condition and slowly whittled them down to the following few. It should be noted (if you didn't follow that link) that I'm looking for one utility quad (preferably manual) and one sport quad (preferably one that won't kill me), but I'm not completely opposed to two utility quads. My max is $7k total but it would be a beautiful thing if I could keep it closer to $5k. Here are the utility quads I found: 2005 Honda 500 2wd - $3,500 Atv honda 500 2005 Kodiak 400 with snorkel (pictures are horrible) - $3,100 2005 kodiak 400 2005 Honda Rincon (is that a 650?) - $2,900 This one is a little suspect. No contact info and I live in Florida. It's odd that there would be a snowplow on it. 2005 Honda rincon 4x4 Honda Rancher 420ES (no year provided) - $2,700 Honda Rancher 420ES Fuel Injected And here are the sport quads I've narrowed it down to: 2008 Yamaha Wolverine for $1,500 (seems too good to be true) 2008 yamaha 350 wolverine 2005 KFX 400 - $2,300 2005 kfx400 2004 Suzuki LTZ 400 - $2,000 ATV 2004 YAMAHA YFZ 450 - $2,500 04 YAMAHA YFZ 450 KFX 700 (not sure of the year and might be too much bike for me) - $2,500 KFX 700 (ATV) 2500 OBO 2006 YFZ 450 (supposedly $3k in upgrades and less than 3 hours on it) - $2,500. Listing says $3,500 but I've talked to him and he'll do $2,500. BRAND NEW 2006 YFZ 450 WITH 3K IN UPGRADES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2007 Raptor 350. This thing looks cherry. Less than 40 hours. - $2,600 2007 YAMAHA RAPTOR SPECIAL EDTION 1007 KFX 450 with a bunch of upgrades. Again, a cherry looking bike - $4,200 2008 Kawasaki KFX450r - SUPER CLEAN!! Again, I know it's a lot to go through, and after my first post fell flat, I don't really expect much feedback, but I appreciate anything I can get. Thank you.
I am planning on buying a four wheeler within 2 months. I have only ridden a few times in the last three years. Im looking for something that isn't going to need a lot of up keep. Deciding between 300ex, 400ex, wolverine 350 manual or maybe a warrior? I even kinda like the idea of a 250 ex i know it wont have a ton of power but its not chain driven so up keep will be lower and its kinda sporty looking. what are some of your thoughts? any other atvs you can reccomend? I used to ride a lot when i was younger Thanks