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#6273501 - 04/24/16 03:37 PM Cheap chinese Quad ATV's
kusai Offline
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Registered: 11/05/11
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how bad are they for $500 just to keep on the lease to get around here and there. No heavy usage.

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#6273550 - 04/24/16 04:24 PM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: kusai]
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Registered: 03/17/11
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I know I am comparing apples and oranges, but I bought a cheap Chinese 3600 watt generator a couple of years ago. It is the best tool in my garage. It has cranked quickly every time. It paid for itself 10x over during the Rowlett tornado when I did not have electricity. Never missed a beat. Google the model you are interested in and try to find a couple of reviews on it. I think any one of them would ease you to your stand and back. It is when you start working them under load that will show you where the rubber meets the road.

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#6273622 - 04/24/16 05:23 PM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: NorthTXbirdhunter]
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I have seen those ads too and wondered - cannot be very well built I would not think - the old get what you pay for thought enters my mind
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#6273632 - 04/24/16 05:34 PM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: kusai]
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My teenage grandson has one and it has held up well. You would probably not be as hard on one as he is thus yours would probably last longer. The motor may be the best part of the ATV.

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#6273639 - 04/24/16 05:43 PM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: kusai]
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No first hand experience but a guy at work bought two for his two kids. He said they rattled and you could hear them coming and know it was them. Bolts coming loose and with 1.5 years both were parked one wouldnt run, the other wouldnt go


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#6273677 - 04/24/16 06:31 PM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: kusai]
kusai Offline
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I know right, I saw one for $800 brand new. And they are all over craigslist

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#6273900 - 04/24/16 09:10 PM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: kusai]
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Bought a 100cc for the kids 12-13 yrs ago. Ran well for a good 10 years and they out grew it but it would still get me around the lease up

finally sold it a couple years back.

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#6274351 - 04/25/16 09:54 AM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: kusai]
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Quality can be hit or miss, parts can be expensive and difficult to get. I've got a buddy that imported them for a time, he got tired of having to wait so long for parts to get here on the slow boat.

They're a pretty good bet if they don't have to be relied upon.

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#6274358 - 04/25/16 10:01 AM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: Shotgun Willie]
kusai Offline
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Originally Posted By: Shotgun Willie
Quality can be hit or miss, parts can be expensive and difficult to get. I've got a buddy that imported them for a time, he got tired of having to wait so long for parts to get here on the slow boat.

They're a pretty good bet if they don't have to be relied upon.


That was my first thought too. but these guys in traders village in grand prairie have inhouse sale/service/parts. So that got me thinking of just leaving one on the lease and not worry much. My mule at the ranch got stuck and rats chewed down the entire wiring in it. Repair cost was about $600 which could have bought one of these quads.

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#6274507 - 04/25/16 11:42 AM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: kusai]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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I bought three Chinese made quads (used) a few years ago for my family. I was happy to have three, because that meant one was always running. The last time I had all three running was the week I sold all three.

Make sure you get all the fuel out if you are storing it at your lease for a while. Also, carbs gunk up quickly with those, or so it seems.

Also, "pay once, cry once" is a good motto in regards to items like this...go for something a little more reliable if you can afford it.


Edited by George - w/ Map My Ranch (04/25/16 11:44 AM)
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#6275202 - 04/25/16 09:14 PM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: kusai]
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You can buy a smaller Honda, drive for it a few years and sell it again for a few $ less than what you paid for it.

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#6275273 - 04/25/16 09:59 PM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: kusai]
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Splurge a little and spend 1200-1500 on an older Honda
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#6339986 - 06/18/16 05:37 PM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: rickym]
breadman Offline
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Originally Posted By: rickym
Splurge a little and spend 1200-1500 on an older Honda
x2
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#6368303 - 07/13/16 05:57 PM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: kusai]
waymond5414 Offline
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Registered: 03/20/16
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I had one, It caught on fire going to the Deer Stank

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#6400549 - 08/09/16 12:50 PM Re: Cheap chinese Quad ATV's [Re: kusai]
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neighbor has 2. I know the first one he bought had tons of carb problems. I think he found a fix because he bought the second one.

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