View Full Version : buying new atv need help

10-31-2011, 10:27 PM
anybody no what a 2007-2009ish Canam 800 would be going for these days I like the Outlander models. any good or bad info on them.. anythin i should watch for or are they a good machine? reliability? whats in comparison to the 800 out there ?


11-01-2011, 05:40 AM
my cousin has a brp 800 efi not sure what model but it hauls ass, he's been pretty happy with it and has had no major repairs.[cheers]

11-01-2011, 07:14 AM
I beleave they need a frame mod and they are good to go.

11-01-2011, 08:00 AM
they have frame issues the torque likes to twist and break them.. buy a grizzly you'll be farther ahead...

11-01-2011, 08:22 AM
But no where near the power of a brp

11-01-2011, 09:45 AM
they have frame issues the torque likes to twist and break them.. buy a grizzly you'll be farther ahead...


11-01-2011, 10:45 AM
A buddy of mine has one, has lots of power and a broken frame as well. I have a 09 700 grizzly and have had no problems with it at all.

11-01-2011, 12:02 PM
I picked up an 07 brute force a few weeks back. lots of power but a little high COG. tried out my buddies newer grizzly with power steering and it was the shit! griz gets my vote.

11-01-2011, 06:45 PM
yep buy a grizzly if I can't kill one no one can

11-01-2011, 09:18 PM
you'll definitely pay more for a CanAm then a Grizz or probably any other similar cc quad. Frame issues, soft front springs but both can be remedied and the BRP has way more power then my 700 Grizz. The PS is a bonus on the Yammy and locking front diff vs visco-stuck on the older CanAms but both are good machines. '07 Grizz should be around $6-7g max and probably add 1g for a canam in good shape. All depends on how you ride which machine you need. :D

12-07-2011, 07:33 PM
if you have lots of surplus coin and a desire to burn excess fuel and go stupid fast then a can am is for you... grizz is a better all around machine... ive got a 2011 grizz cant say enough good things about it :)

12-09-2011, 04:09 PM
i got a canam and im more than happy with it. no broken frame yet ive been riding it hard for 3 yrs and no major repairs. just front shocks had to be replaced.

09-30-2012, 07:54 PM
yamaha is where its at[36]

09-30-2012, 07:57 PM
yamaha is where its at[36]
Way to bring up a thread that is almost a year old[16]

10-13-2012, 01:25 PM
thata a lot of good info. i was looking at getting the canam outlander but i think this thread has swayed me back to the yamaha

10-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Yamaha all the way