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#5981468 - 10/17/15 08:39 AM things to look for-used atv
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Im sure this has been discussed over and over so my appologies. Ive been considering buying a used atv for awhile now. I've decided to go ahead and do it. Name the first 5 or the top 5 things you look for when buying a used 4 wheeler. Thanks
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Any ideas how to make it hard?

#5981477 - 10/17/15 08:47 AM Re: things to look for-used atv [Re: rickym]
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Torn CV boots( poss bad axles)
Big mud tires (poss abused)
Snorkels (poss abused)
Jack it up and wiggle the tires to check for bad bearings (can be $$$)
Racks and handle bars that are bent (poss damage from roll over)
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

#5981680 - 10/17/15 01:55 PM Re: things to look for-used atv [Re: rickym]
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Buy a Honda.
leftytex, NOT!

#5981977 - 10/17/15 07:51 PM Re: things to look for-used atv [Re: rickym]
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spliced wiring - it'll likely corrode
at some point and leave you stranded.
a bunch of spliced wires near the ignition
check battery terminals for corrosion/fraying/signs
of frequent battery removal.
shifter with excess play.
exhaust leaks.
excessive tire repair plugs.
cracked plastic.
excessive rust underneath.
leaky shocks/forks/suspension.
oily residue underneath.

all of bigpig's suggestions

#5982170 - 10/17/15 10:28 PM Re: things to look for-used atv [Re: rickym]
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Don't buy anything from east Texas. Snorkels lift big tires. Of course appearance helps to and prefer adult owner

#5983374 - 10/18/15 09:59 PM Re: things to look for-used atv [Re: rickym]
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All the above and check all fluids.

I also an observant person and I kind of look and see if the guy's other vehicles/toys are taken care of. If they are, then good chance this was too.


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