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Old 02-05-2012, 08:32 PM
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Default Opinions on a new 4 wheeler....

I am considering buying a new 4 wheeler this year. I had a 2000 honda rancher, that my brother destroyed a few years ago, and haven't had one since. I gotta give my truck a break. So......how are the new Polaris? I know back in the day, 2000ish, they were crap and constantly had problems. I hear the new Honda's are just way behind with technology, and I've never owned a Yamaha. I don't need anything big, just something to ride around with on the lease so my truck don't get so much action. Any suggestions on something that is reliable?
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:39 PM
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My uncle has a Polaris that is a few years old and that thing is unstoppable. It's a auto and is super quiet.

But I always a Honda fan when it came to four wheelers so i would look harder at Hondas
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:40 PM
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if you want somthing that will last buy a Honda or if you want somthing bad in the mud and fast pick one of the others but good luck with them lasting long or holding value..... just my opinion
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:43 PM
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My brother-in-law just bought a Suzuki 400 and its nice. Very comfortable.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:49 PM
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I would stay away from artic cat, and Honda's will outlast everything...PERIOD!!, other than that Yamaha and Polaris are both good bikes as long as you dont tear 'em up.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:00 PM
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Growing up on a farm and around 4wheelers all my life
Honda

They are the most durable and reliable on the market
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:03 PM
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Honda , Nuff said already.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:13 PM
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Have several guys at our camp that have the Honda 420 ranchers & all love them. Haven't heard a negative word on them. I have 2 '06 Ranchers the 350's
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:21 PM
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I have an 07 Honda Rubicon. Strictly adult ridden and it's just as reliable as the day I bought it.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:27 PM
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I have an 07 Honda Rubicon. Strictly adult ridden and it's just as reliable as the day I bought it.
You make it sound like its for sale. LOL

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Old 02-05-2012, 09:45 PM
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Well, guess I'll check out the Honda's. Gonna look at a rancher I guess
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:47 PM
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We have a honda 420 and a yamaha 400 at the deer lease.....I prefer the honda hands down. Another guy that hunts with us has a polaris and he is always working on it.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:01 PM
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Well, guess I'll check out the Honda's. Gonna look at a rancher I guess
Check Brookhaven & Natchez, they'll make it worth the ride! They're alot cheaper than any where close to BR!
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:44 PM
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If ur looking to do simple stuff and for it to last long I'd go with Honda no doubt...if you wanna be a bad azz and mud the piss outta it deff Polaris or kawasaki or can am if you can afford it.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:43 PM
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The Honda 420 Rancher is fuel injected. Turn on the key, the light tells you when to start, when fuel pressure is satisfied, very nice. I have always had Honda's and love 'em, I have an '07 500 foreman, great bike, but cold natured as all hell. Have to use the choke everytime I start it. The older Rancher 350 was cold natured too.

Honda did something to their engines when they turned them sideways and did away with the transfer cases. The old 300's were the best, I still have a '93 model and it runs great.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:56 PM
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You make it sound like its for sale. LOL

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No it's not. I wouldn't take what I paid for it. I love that bike.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:08 AM
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No it's not. I wouldn't take what I paid for it. I love that bike.
It just sounded like an ad! LOL

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Old 02-06-2012, 12:28 AM
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My son has a honda 250,the thing is near bullet proof. Hes on it "every" day. I have a honda Rincon,thing is a beast. No problems with either one.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:56 AM
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Heres what artic cats are good for. My buddies broke axles on both bikes this weekend and my berry pickin honda rubicon had to pull'em out, and they still havent heard the end of it.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:19 AM
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I have a two year old Honda Rancher I have been very happy with it.
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