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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-25-2007, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Polaris or Yamaha

Grizzly or Sportsman, i need some help on picking out a good work/offroading quad which one do you guys prefer or think is more reliable?:shrug:
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Don't know which one I like better but my dad just bought a Polaris Sportsman 700 carburated. It was a leftover from 05 and he got it cheaper than he could buy a Polaris 425.
It has a sway bar on the rear that keeps it very stable while spraying (the reason for buying it). But I think you could get a lot more articulation if you disconnected it for offroading.

And man does that thing have some NUTS!!!

Let me know if you want me to check to see if the dealer still has one left. As of about 2 months ago he had 3 left but they may be sold by now. And no options on color, Forest Green is the only color he has left.

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Grizzly or Sportsman, i need some help on picking out a good work/offroading quad which one do you guys prefer or think is more reliable?:shrug:
Both great machines, I don't think you could go wrong with either. Myself if it was a working quad I was looking for a Sportsman would be my first choice. With it's added weight it will get a little more done a little faster with big loads or chores. The Grizz is a good quad too, that new power steering they got is cool for sure. If you are looking for more work you might want to check out the new Sportsman X2's, they have a small dump bed on that will convert over to a second seat for 2up riding, and they have a turf mode in the rear diff that will unlock it to make it easier on grass when turning tight corners.

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I don't have much hands on with Yamaha but we have three Polaris 4-wheelers and love them.
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yea rite now i have a yamaha blaster and i like it but i want sommin i can go muddin with not just trail ride'n
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yea rite now i have a yamaha blaster and i like it but i want sommin i can go muddin with not just trail ride'n
What kind of CC quad are you looking at?

I know Yamaha has a new Grizz out that is air cooled for just the mud guys. It's smaller on the CC's, think it's like a 450 or 420 or something like that.

I was a little off on the CC of the new Grizz. It is a 350, has a lot of the features of the big boys though and a good price I think.

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Don't know anything about the Yamaha, but i just purchased a 2007 Polaris 800efi Limited Edition Stealth and it is a mountain goat, although a heavy one.

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Go YAMAHA! You won't be sorry. I have a Grizzly 700EFI and a Rhino 660 and they have been very good to me.

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We have had a couple of Sportsman 500's (99 & 03) as far as I'm concerned there junk. For being that friggin heavy they sure could beef up the driveline and the brakes. Then theres the plastic racks/bumpers that are good for nothing. They break way to easy even though they claim to be "unbreakable". I know we sure were'nt easy on them, but who is? We buy them to use them. My uncle has a 600 twin, and its been in the shop numerous times for engine repairs. Sure they get up and go, and have power, but the rest of the quad just isn't up to snuff, at least for us anyways. The neighbor has a 660 grizzley and they love it, and they beat on it just as hard as we do to our Sportsman. Oh BTW, ours has been sitting in the corner of our shed now for about a year, because they want like $2500 to fix it, it pulls to the right really hard. They said it was a broken axle, and they fixed it for $600, but as soon as we unloaded it, my brother took it up the road and almost rolled it because of how hard it pulled....

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I'm by no means a yamaha man but a 700 Grizzly is a lot better of a machine than the sportsman.

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