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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Right now I have a 1994 Polaris 400L, 2 stroke 400cc Liquid cooled chain drive 4x4 ATV. Whew It has a lot of miles on it for a 2 stroke I say a bunch, at 134,000 plus. It has did a lot of stuff for me, Hauled flat shale stone for a walk way, also hauled deer and fire wood in a cart. Have worked out ruts in the drive way Rolled the driveway and the lawn with it. Pulled a big deer blind with it too. Have also used it to skid cedar logs out of the cedar swamp.

Have never felt I needed more power so a 400CC machine is fine with me. I do like the PTV transmission too. I like the Polaris but the near by (6 miles) dealer is a Joke to say the least. When I bought (May 1994)this machine He said there was none in the state of Michigan. I had seen and test rode one in Houghton just 3 days before while waiting to bring my daughter home for summer break from college.

I called back up there and bought it over the phone sending a check and picking it up the next week end but 10 hours isn't a drive I really want to make NOW.

So if you own a 400to 500cc ATV let me know how you like it and what you don't like.


























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The 2 stroke has a lot of miles on it so would like to get a 4 stroke model similar.




John Deer gator isn't what I am looking for.


Wanting a ATV 4x4


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Hard to beat a Honda
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when a bunch of us rode regularly, the folks that had a polaris
always had trouble with them. all had head problems, one blew
a radiator, one burned a fan up, one seized a piston. i am told
( i don't know ) that's all because of how hot it gets here, and
that may not be an issue in northern climes. i can say for sure
that all of us that had a honda did more trouble free riding than
the others. the one exception was one of the young guys that bought
a hot rodded one with a bunch of aftermarket hot rod parts and mods.

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"Hard to beat a Honda "

which one do you have? what do you like about it? what don't you like?


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more then a 100k on a 2 stroke!!!! that's amazing!! Polaris out to put it in a museum. Has to be the highest mileage atv of any kind ive ever seen let alone a 2 stroke! Sure that's not 13000 not a 130000?? Keep in mind if you replace it to get the power level of your 400 2 stroke your going to have to step up to at least a 500cc 4 stroke. even then down the fireroad id bet your 400 would leave a 500 four stroke. But the 4 stroke will haul more and have more torque. Opinions aren't worth much but ive done the Polaris's Ive done the Hondas and ive done the yamahas. If I were you id look real hard at a 500 Yamaha grizzly. Bullet proof machine. My 700 hasn't cost me one penny other then gas, oil change and one plug at 4500 miles. Forgot at 2k I put some better tires on it. I have NEVER once heard of even ONE grizzly owner that had a problem machine. there may be faster 500s and 700s and maybe Polaris rides a bit better. But NOTHING is more reliable.

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