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04-12-2019 02:36 PM
charles p I have a Honda 4Trax from 90 or 91. Never have done anything but change the plug, oil, filters, and battery. Only use it for three months in the fall so it sits under a shelter most of the time. I finally gave it to my hunting club. Now kids rid it mostly.
04-06-2019 03:57 PM
shawlerbrook I still own a 1988 Honda Fourtrax that is amazing, but had a 2000 Honda with the push button electronic shifting and it was a piece of junk. That’s when I switched to Yamaha and never looked back.
04-06-2019 08:19 AM
lloyd smale Ive had snowmobiles and atvs by all of them. Im kind of a hypocrite because im the flag waving buy American type but atvs and snowmobiles too Yamaha is just a step ahead of everyone in fit and finish and the only one that comes close in reliability is honda but I think Yamaha still has a slight edge. You want a brute strong atv that will never leave you stranded and will still be running as good 20 years from now buy a grizzly. They may not be the fastest in there class but there fast enough and are dead reliable. Son in law owed me some money so gave me a 500 Polaris sportsmen in exchange. Its a joke compared to the grizzly. Maybe they've improved since 08. they better have! Brother in law has two fo the honda ranchers one older and one two years old. He will tell you flat out they don't hold a candle to my grizzly in any way. Like comparing a model t pickup to a new 3/4 ton pickup. For one thing I don't have a clue why anyone would want a atv that you had to shift gears manualy on anymore. About compares to a 3 on the tree! he took them both up and traded them on a 500 grizzly last summer. good thing about a honda is they do hold there value. I was surprised what the dealer gave him for them. Im holding out. I want a new one but im not unhappy with mine and am kind of waiting for yamahas rumored twin cylinder griz. they need something to compare power wise to the big Polaris's and cat's an 800-1000cc v twin would have me opening up my check book.
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I've owned a bunch of ATV's over the years, but anymore I don't buy anything but Yamaha. Why? Because they have been the most reliable.


DM
03-31-2019 03:40 PM
105745 I have a Polaris ranger side by side and love it. It is the smaller one 570 engine, it will go almost 50 and can haul things. 2nd ranger and love them. I have a windshield, top and back on it for a little weather protection. I bought it at Leaders Marine in Kalamazoo, no problems with them but I haven't needed anything. I had the full size one before, no problems at all. Actually I can't tell what is different about mine because it is midsize it seems the same as my first one. Here in Mich a full cab is nice, I want to put doors on mine.

mike
03-31-2019 02:45 PM
Empty Quiver
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I've owned a bunch of ATV's over the years, but anymore I don't buy anything but Yamaha. Why? Because they have been the most reliable.


DM


I’ve heard that several times now.

Our outfitters in Canada insist they are easier to keep going in the field without parts availability


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03-31-2019 02:28 PM
Drilling Man I've owned a bunch of ATV's over the years, but anymore I don't buy anything but Yamaha. Why? Because they have been the most reliable.


DM
03-31-2019 01:49 PM
shawlerbrook I have a 1988 Honda Fourtrax 300 that is amazing. It must have hauled a football stadium worth of firewood and still keeps on going. That said, the newer Honda with the electronic shifting have been terrible. I have a 2008 Yamaha Grizzly and will be buying another this summer.
03-12-2017 06:38 AM
lloyd smale After this last 700 griz with power stearing I wouldn't have another atv without it. Its amazing how much fatigue is eliminated by power stearing!!
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I would make an effort to try a Yamaha. They have been durable in my experience.

Do give power steering a try. Nobody is getting younger and the machines aren't getting lighter. Allows way more power yet easier handling.


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03-11-2017 09:30 PM
Empty Quiver I would make an effort to try a Yamaha. They have been durable in my experience.

Do give power steering a try. Nobody is getting younger and the machines aren't getting lighter. Allows way more power yet easier handling.


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03-11-2017 08:11 AM
lloyd smale we have one of those old 300 foretrax at camp. Its kind of the camp beater. Every son, daughter, niece nephew, grandson, granddaughter has beat on that old thing. Looks pretty raggy but it still runs. I don't think the oils been changed in it in the last 10 years or for that matter even looked at. Its one of those things that we though would have gave up the ghost long ago and I think everyone is just waiting for it to happen. Use to be dads, used to be mine, used to be one of my nephews. Now nobody claims it. Even sits out all winter covered in snow. We have to of them like that out to camp the others a 83 Yamaha 200 3 wheeler. I bought it new in 83 don't know how many miles are on that one but if it could tell storys. Things sits all winter in the snow and hit the choke and first flip it fires off. Seat is a cushion someone bungeed to the frame!! Young ones at camp still have a ball with those two old machines. .
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