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#5799697 - 06/21/15 09:52 PM ATV opinions
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Not looking to get into a dodge vs chevy vs ford. I'm in the market for a ATV finally. Tell me what you have and what you like.... what's held up. Also 2wd or 4wd, electric steering or electric shift?

I've narrowed it to a Honda Foreman and Polaris 570..... unless someone has better suggestions
Thanks
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#5799721 - 06/21/15 10:07 PM Re: ATV opinions [Re: hoof n wings]
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If those are your choices, I'd go for the Honda. Can't kill a Honda. If you change your own fluids and filters, there's a good chance your Honda will never see a service department. The woods are still full of Honda 300 Fourtrax that are older than dirt. That should be a hint. My rancher neighbor has an old Polaris that died a few years ago. Can't find anyone that can keep it running.

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#5800750 - 06/22/15 05:20 PM Re: ATV opinions [Re: hoof n wings]
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Another vote for Honda. I've got an '05 Rincon that I've beat upon religiously for the last 7 or 8 years. Change the oil one year, major service (check valves, all fluids, etc) the next year, repeat... It hasn't given me one lick of problem, even with the occasional job that falls well outside then manufacturer's intent. If this one ever goes, I'll buy a new one, exact same model.

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#5800810 - 06/22/15 05:54 PM Re: ATV opinions [Re: hoof n wings]
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I am in a similar situation. But I don't think the Hondas have been updated like thempolaris 570 has.

Let me know you decided and where you buy from.

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#5800835 - 06/22/15 06:08 PM Re: ATV opinions [Re: hoof n wings]
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Got 2, 2004 Honda Foremans. One is foot shift and one is electric thumb shift. Thumb shift is nice for going seat deep through water and still being able to shift, foot shift you can drive with one hand and have a beer in the other. One of them has over 15,000 miles, the other just barely 2,500 miles. Both have been flawless.

With that said, my next will be a Polaris Sprtsman 850. Excellent ride and tons of power. No idea when I'll buy it, my Hondas won't quit.
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#5800854 - 06/22/15 06:23 PM Re: ATV opinions [Re: hoof n wings]
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Might want to look at the Yamaha Grizzly atv.
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#5800908 - 06/22/15 06:57 PM Re: ATV opinions [Re: hoof n wings]
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If the Yamaha Grizzly had been one of the OP's possible buys, I would definitely have voted for the Yamaha. My next ATV will be a Grizzly.

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#5801221 - 06/22/15 09:40 PM Re: ATV opinions [Re: hoof n wings]
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o had a Polaris 570. It was a great machine for the price. I like the automatic and tons of power. They have worked out the bugs on the 2015 models. I would buy one again

Todd

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#5801287 - 06/22/15 10:12 PM Re: ATV opinions [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
If the Yamaha Grizzly had been one of the OP's possible buys, I would definitely have voted for the Yamaha. My next ATV will be a Grizzly.
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I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

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I'll take "things that look like a uterus" for $200 Alex.

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#5801814 - 06/23/15 10:00 AM Re: ATV opinions [Re: hoof n wings]
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My Polaris has not failed me yet. Change fluids, filters and grease before each season. Never had a problem. Texas Sportsman Mag did survey of hunters choice of guns, equipment, etc and Polaris Ranger was choice for UTV.
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#5801837 - 06/23/15 10:12 AM Re: ATV opinions [Re: DLALLDER]
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Originally Posted By: DLALLDER
Might want to look at the Yamaha Grizzly atv.


X2. No issues with my 550 fuel injected with power steering. I haven't babied her by any means and she never lets me down. I don't really need the 28" Gorilla Siverbacks since I use it at the lease now, but she still does everything I need even with the extra wheel meat.
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#5801838 - 06/23/15 10:13 AM Re: ATV opinions [Re: hoof n wings]
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The other lease guys with UTV's are far more useful IMO.
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#5801870 - 06/23/15 10:50 AM Re: ATV opinions [Re: titan2232]
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Originally Posted By: titan2232
The other lease guys with UTV's are far more useful IMO.


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#5801873 - 06/23/15 10:52 AM Re: ATV opinions [Re: hoof n wings]
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To the op both are great bikes... I favor Honda but my buddy just got the Polaris your talking about and he works it hard... hasn't had any trouble out of it and apparently it was a good bit cheaper..

There was a Yamaha Wolverine on here not to long ago that would be a good grab..
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#5801933 - 06/23/15 11:28 AM Re: ATV opinions [Re: hoof n wings]
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Both are great bikes. My only issue with Honda is they are usually last in coming around in technology - ie push button 4wd, disc brakes, efi, etc. Also they typically have the least ground clearance and under powered for the CCs. But how they get around that is their motors are under much less compression than the others, hence why they typically last longer.

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