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Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by 90blzr, Jul 9, 2001.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    A descent price of course. It is not for me, its for a friend of mine. She is quite small about 5'2" and about a buck o 5, actually probably not even that! Anyways the main reason she wants it is because she is part of a voluntary rescue team for sea animals that are beached or dead on the beach. She is always being called out and her truck is only 2wd. So she wants to get a quad and trailer so she can just hook up the trailer and take the quad onto the beaches.. It will just be mostly for cruzin on the beach to get to the animals so it doesnt have to be a Banshee or anything like that, of couse I wouldnt mind cause then I could "borrow" it, hehehe. Anyways you get the idea, what would you recommend. She would really like to find a good deal on a used one. She was looking at a Warrior 200. Any suggestions, oh and electric start would be a plus and you know just some descent power. Thanks guys/gals!
     
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    Warriors are 350's... Warrior ar heavy though and you could get a 4wd that is about the same weight. I have never rode on the beach or in much sand, but she may be better off looking at 4wd fourwheelers. Also, Honda has the best rep for fourwheelers.. I would suggest a 300 4wd or maybe even a Foreman for big Power...

    I have been riding Hondas for years and you cant go wrong!! Yamahas seem to be built cheaply as well as the others...

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  3. 90blzr

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    I dont know much about them thats why I thought I'd ask. Any idea on how much one costs in descent shape? And she said it was a warrior, maybe she's confused maybe she ment a blaster. I know she said it was a 200. Hmmmmmm. So she should get a 4wd huh? What are some names to look for? Thanks
     
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    A 4wd would be nice in sand, but are a little heavier than most quads out there. She could find a nice used 300 Honda 4wd for anwhere from $1500 - $4500... Depending on year and condition. These come with front and rear racks so it would be nice ofr her if she needed to carry supplies..

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  5. Jonathan

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    I don't think she would really nead a 4x4. Mine's a 4x2 and I have only got it stuck once. Never have got my three-wheeler stuck. 4x4 is heavier and harder to steer. Just get good, wide tires. Plus 2wd is more fun when it comes time to play.

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    I don't know where you ride, but when any of our buddies take their 2WDs with us, we end up pulling them everywhere we go. I have a 2001 Foreman 450S 4X4 and love it. She would probably only need a 300 or 350, but I would definately suggest a four wheel drive. They are heavier and harder to steer on pavement, but on the beach and offroad, the hondas steer pretty good. You can also pull more without bogging down. Whatever she gets, I hope it's a Honda. I've owned Yamahas, Honda, and 1 Kawasaki. The hondas have been the best.

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    She needs something kinda quiet to so it doesnt scare the animal they are going to rescue as she gets near it. I've seen one of those Foremans at the riverbed one time, pretty quiet and seemed to have some balls when you need it. Thanks for the info, and yes it will be a Honda, just cause that is what EVERYONE has been telling me and here. We'll be on the look out for one.
     
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    A honda 400EX would be the best. Put paddles on it and you both will love it in the sand. Lightweight, good power, and electric start also.
    Don't know the price but it is dropping all the time cuz of the new performance fourstrokes coming out....

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    You can get a good 99 400EX for around 4500 here! They are very sweet, but she needs something a little more beginer!

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    Why not just go for broke and get a Suzuki LT500R? - Seriously though, Polaris's are another good utility quad to look into.

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    In the sand you need more power - people get hurt when they don't make it up hills and then tumble. The 400 EX is about the best sand quad for beginner adults. Blasters for kids. And she needs to tow so might need a big-rig....

    As for the LT500 - I have one with the wish-kit from LRD in Gresham Oregon. That thing will rip your arms out! Hold on!!!

    YEEHHHAWWWWW.

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  12. James 90 II

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    I would say a honda 300 4X4

    the 300 is the best 4 wheeler honda ever made I have a 96 and can go any where I can even take the same sh!t the 400s and 450s got thru and come back for more it is not all that fast but i have never boged it down ever with my 195 lbs of ass on it and it is simpel and easy to keep up and will run at almost any angle

    but what ever she gets tell her to get a honda and she cant go worng I ever use to have a 200sx and it kicked ass for a 2WD

    I have a few extras on mine like a lift kit biger tires brush gard and roll bar on mine that help it in the mud and make it look a little diffrent you can take a look at mine if you want, at my photo alubm in the TRX 300 4X4 alubm

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