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Old 02-13-2014, 08:42 PM   #211
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picked up my ultra from the shop, bearing failure on SC belt idler, after heart attack an bypass think my days wrenching are about done. glad I changed most everything a couple yrs ago with help from this site thanks again for ur help.
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That'* not too bad. I have been looking at a quad/4wheel as a cheap alternative, but I want 750CC plus so I can tow a trailing. I have a couple of small dumb trailers already for quads, just nothing to pull them.

A good quad might only set me back 4k.

Kawasaki'* are good quads, you dont likely need a 750 though. my 360 would haul quite a bit because of the gears, that what i used to mow, my mower weighed like 600lbs. i sold mine for 3500, perfect condition. i kept my 650 though because it tows that plus i can take it on the trails and have more fun. once you work the bugs out they are more reliable than any other except maybe honda, but they have no power.

my wood trailer is 5x6 and likely over 2000lbs. my 650 tows it ok but thats why i wanted the rhino. point is you could get a decent 650 or 360 within your budget. depends how big the trailer you want to tow is. they both will be better towing than any of the 750'* because the ifs drags @ss towing anything real

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I would think my trailer is about the same size as that.

I may have to agree a 750 might be overkill, but last fall I had a 500 and I had a hard time getting it up over some of the hills and through the small creek I don't have a bridge over. I sold that before winter because it didn't have a plow on it.

I borrowed my neighbors 800 quad and that thing is a beast.
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i fixed the ignition on the impy. i now have freshly painted plastics hanging from the roof of my bedroom. the gf does not approve, but its too cold out to paint! haha
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Good..then you will also have some freshly "painted parts" to install...somewhere...
Which hopefully will impress the GF after your handy painting work in the bedroom!...
I am just curious what exactly did you use to paint Your Parts with ... ??

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I would think my trailer is about the same size as that.

I may have to agree a 750 might be overkill, but last fall I had a 500 and I had a hard time getting it up over some of the hills and through the small creek I don't have a bridge over. I sold that before winter because it didn't have a plow on it.

I borrowed my neighbors 800 quad and that thing is a beast.
sounds like polaris, which is not comparable to good quality Japanese quads. you dont want polaris or artic anything, they fall apart, even brand new. the 750s are ifs and you want strait axle if you are going to work it, that trailer is twice the rated load

see if you can drive a 650 prairie, strait axle 650 brute force(no i), or 700 prairie, big difference in power, speed, build quality, engine smoothness. the 4wd system is much less problematic too. its real 4wd when you hit the switch no waiting for wheels to slip with limited front diff, then if you need it you can pull the lever and have locked front too BEFORE you get stuck
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Arctic cat snowmobile is my favorite. It'* a 94 440 with 1300 miles, and it still does 65mph on the straights.

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ac and polaris both seem to make a decent snowmobile but atv not so much. we have a 94 440 indy sks at work and given the abuse it has had by people who shouldnt be driving it, its held up pretty well
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Good..then you will also have some freshly "painted parts" to install...somewhere...
Which hopefully will impress the GF after your handy painting work in the bedroom!...
I am just curious what exactly did you use to paint Your Parts with ... ??

LOL. duplicolor and rustoleum paint for plastic.

spraying up the scooter


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That turned out quite well!
I compliment on your choice of using duplicolor and rustoleum, to paint Your Parts With!
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