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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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help us descide

guys looking at buying 2 new atv's either honda 450''s or yamaha 450's. won't do any "racing" just playing on trails and at the track, which do you all like better? and why??
and you know we will mod so which can make power easier?? I got out of riding 3-4 years ago so i am not "hip" on the new 4stroke quads
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I've got buddies with both. The honda is pretty stock and runs pretty hard, the yamaha has the typical mods and freakin fast. He was smokin people at sand mountain with his knobs on. The only thing I don't like about the yamaha is the ride. The suspension seemed stiff and with as light as it is it bounces around under you. I've heard that this year they have improved the ride though.
I've always liked the honda's, but everyone has been raving about the yamaha.
Personally, I ride a predator and love it. It's heavier but the ride is awesome and very forgiving and the only place the yamaha can get away is straight line.
I think you'd be happy with either one. Everyone has made vast improvements the last few years.

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thanks, anyone else??
also would consider the suziki 450 or the raptor
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Robert, when you get your quads let me know when you want to go trail riding. I don't have a sport quad, but I'm sure my Rincon can manage decent enough out in the woods. I'll bring a tow strap so I can pull you out when you get stuck :tease
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sounds good, we love diesels but when you work with them 12-14 hours a day 6 days a week you need a "stress reliever" :}
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06 honda 450R!!!!!!!!! with an elec.start that is cause in the winter it sucks kick starting the dang thing!:evil:
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My FIL just bought a Bomadier outlander 850 LTD.That thing has all the bells and whistles GPS two seater and it goes like no other.I am 350lbs on the back he is 220 and we where pulling hills and going like bad outa nothing.It just flat goes.I am no ATVier or want to be but that thing was impressive.The price tag was too.
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I don't think that you can go wrong with any of them. They all have strong motors and all are very reliable machines. I typically am a suzuki fan, but I ride a 4x4. Yamahas are hard to beat. I think I would go with the one that you like the looks of the best. Now if you want a fast machine that will kick *****. Then you might want to get the raptor 700, then you will be the leader of the pack.:Thumbup:
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Why not wait for the Kawy 450 to come out and see how that does? Me I ride a 04 KFX700 V-Force with a 730 bbk with 90hp at the motor :Thumbup: The V is not the best at anything but good at just about everything. Its easy to ride with its auto trany and is a wheelie monster in stock trim with its vtwin power, just something else to look at.
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got alot of buddy's that ride Kawy's but i had alot of issues with one we had and there are no Kawy dealers very close, i have been told buy alot of guys that the new 450's will eat the raptor's lunch?? any truth to that?
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