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I am looking at getting a king quad by suzuki how do you guys like them?

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One thing I noticed about them when they first started hitting the bogs is that the limiter stops the motor before it can rev up real high. Almost seemed like they would just bog down when they would slap on those big tires and hit some mud. I hear they have that limiter problem fixed now.

The ground clearance is fairly low stock and you don’t get a whole lot with a lift and bigger tires. The only company that I know for sure right now making a lift for that bike is Extreme Products.

I had also heard problems that a lot of them had real weak low ends and a stutter from the lot. There is a fix for that now though.

They seem to be fairly strong bikes, but not set up properly for mud riding, which is all I do. There are several bikes out there that might not be quite as strong, but have stronger low ends, which is where I like the power to be.

A lot of people say the King Quad is like a stronger Grizzly, but I personally have had the opportunity to run on the dynometer with a couple of King Quads and I have yet to see one put up more power than my Grizzly.
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Seems like a good solid quad to me, good friend of mine has a 99 KQ and has been a reliable quad until recently, but with over 3000 miles of seriously abusive riding that is expected. When I purchased my quad it was between the KQ and the Sportsman I obviously chose the Sportsman but liked the KQ also. I think if thats what you like go for it, try to get the guy to get ya a deal on tires as the stockers suck. Good luck with your purchase and let us know what you decide.

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I have no first hand experience, but I have heard that the reverse gear breaks under extreme conditions.

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It does...and doesn't really take that extreme of a condition...low range has some problems too.
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I frequent highlifter.com and general meeting up with people on trails and asking how they like the quads their riding, never heard of these problems. Are these personal experience people you know or just he said she said. The low end power problems I've heard, but seems more like some people just always want more. My 500 isn't the quickest but will turn my 28s in the worst goo or up the biggest hill and fits my needs, but maybe wouldn't be enough for others.

Maybe you should go to highlifter.com and ask over there about problems people are experiencing with their KQs', I know that sometimes the best answers come from people that own what your looking at.

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I frequent HL quite a bit myself. Been on there for years. I also own www.atvmudmania.com. I have had the opportunity to test many quads and see what all of them are capable of in the mud.

What is your name on HL forum?
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The guy I ride with has a 04 or 05 with the 700 efi. He has had a few recalls and issues, but it starts up nice. Not as fast as what we thought riding it before he bought it. Its not a machine we get too wet anymore. It gets fussy wet!
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My username is Stroked at highlifter but I mainly just lurk over there been a long time since posting anything. I just know that a lot of quads get bad names by people that don't have first hand experience. Afterall I own a Polaris I know all too well about how horrible they are, I hear it everytime I talk to someone on the trail riding another make.
As far as the keeping a belt quad out of water, if they make a Dayco belt for the KQ that should fix that, I put the Dayco on mine and have never had problems with water.

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Im sorry if I was misunderstood above, we have never had water issues with his belt. It has all been electrical.
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