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Honky
04-15-2013, 03:28 PM
We are talking about selling off the Yamaha 450 and getting another Grizzly 700. I have had zero complaints with the 700 but want to keep an open mind to other brands. We have zero interest in a Side by side. That is not our style of ridding. We like challenging trails not logging roads and at the end of the day would you want to be strapped in to a side by side with a cliff on one side?

What did you buy and why?


[cheers]

Punk in Drublic
04-15-2013, 04:05 PM
i bought a 1982 honda 185s atc. because im poor. lol

vajayjay
04-15-2013, 04:07 PM
I bought a cherokee and drove it through quad trails:D

B
04-15-2013, 04:38 PM
you need to go for a rip w drunkstuff before you right off side by sides as a viable option ... imo ... but that being said if i was buying new it would be a canam 1000 ... and im a yamaha grizzly fan ... :) ...

Honky
04-15-2013, 04:45 PM
There is no way a side x side is going to fit on all the tails we do. They are great for logging roads and light trails. I’ve seen them on the trails and been surprised what they can do but they still have a hard time fitting between trees when they side hill. I would also rather jump off the quad then being strapped in when it rolls down a steep hill. There is also something to be said about being able to get off and push the quad through.

Most people a side x side would work because they stick to light trails and dusty roads. If you have a quad and want to see what I’m talking about let me know…we can leave right from my house :-)

Honky
04-15-2013, 04:47 PM
Oh and Drunkstuff’s quad is too wide to fit on even the first bridge crossing on the powerline trails. It sure is a sweet looking ride though

Evan the Blue
04-15-2013, 05:21 PM
Can am or Griz would be my choices

Tunabomber
04-15-2013, 05:24 PM
I all most puller the trigger on a zuk king quad a while back..

Not many around but couldn't find any bad reviews and the ones Ihave seen fucken fly

Taxidermy
04-15-2013, 06:35 PM
I like Yamaha Grizzly 700 - camo too.:D

4skin
04-15-2013, 06:54 PM
Yea there's no way a sideby side would fit in the trails kevs talking about
Riping up a fsr or a truck trail yea no prob
Then again I would need rock sliders on a quad lol
Right kev

sarg
04-15-2013, 07:39 PM
i bought a yamaha 450 and i think my next one would be another yamaha maybe a 550 unless someone almost give me a different one :)

barracuda
04-15-2013, 07:45 PM
:vroam: There is no way a side x side is going to fit on all the tails we do. They are great for logging roads and light trails. Ive seen them on the trails and been surprised what they can do but they still have a hard time fitting between trees when they side hill. I would also rather jump off the quad then being strapped in when it rolls down a steep hill. There is also something to be said about being able to get off and push the quad through.

Most people a side x side would work because they stick to light trails and dusty roads. If you have a quad and want to see what Im talking about let me knowwe can leave right from my house :-)


your just stubborn and dont want to admit that a sxs will do what a quad will and then some.:party0010: :party0010: :party0010: :party0010:

remember this post you made about how you were impressed with the SXS http://www.funinbc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=94528&highlight=sxs :vroam:

Moondog
04-15-2013, 08:13 PM
you need to go for a rip w drunkstuff before you right off side by sides as a viable option ... imo ... but that being said if i was buying new it would be a canam 1000 ... and im a yamaha grizzly fan ... :) ...

The Maverick is 10" wider than a Grizzly there is no way it would fit through the trails that are being talked about however the Commander is only 2' wider and it would have no problem keeping up to the grizzly if anything the Grizzly would struggle to keep up to the Commander. Got to agree with you on the Can-Am 1000 if I was in the market for another quad that would be my 1st choice, the Grizzly needs to be updated to keep up to the new school ATV's and it also needs a V-twin.

stevem
04-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Grizzly 700,been happy with mine,nothing major has happened,takes a shit kicking every time im out,mine has 27"x12" swamp lites and have reclutched it

barracuda
04-15-2013, 09:10 PM
whats wrong with the 450 ? :dontknow: not enough power? to small:dontknow:

crazylike
04-15-2013, 09:52 PM
there is no other quad worth riding.. Grizzly all the way.

Honky
04-15-2013, 10:06 PM
:vroam:


your just stubborn and dont want to admit that a sxs will do what a quad will and then some.:party0010: :party0010: :party0010: :party0010:

remember this post you made about how you were impressed with the SXS http://www.funinbc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=94528&highlight=sxs :vroam:

They are impressive but it depends on what kind of ridding you want to do. I enjoy the challenge of the harder trails and a sxs is just not going to keep up.

You get them on the logging road or some nice med to harder trails they look like fun. But I already have a sxs for that.... That has heat.... And holds more beer

4skin
04-15-2013, 10:26 PM
They are impressive but it depends on what kind of ridding you want to do. I enjoy the challenge of the harder trails and a sxs is just not going to keep up.

You get them on the logging road or some nice med to harder trails they look like fun. But I already have a sxs for that.... That has heat.... And holds more beer

And it doesn't fit we're my truck will lol

barracuda
04-15-2013, 10:26 PM
In all seriousness i figure you need one of each type of vehicle like boats its horses for courses and each vehicle has its niche. is the 450 to small underpowered now that you are used to the 700? if you got a bigger faster machine would you outgrow the 700 or over time would you just replace with the latest one say 5yrs down the road so you always have a fairly new reliable set of quads? just idle thoughts .

kootenaycat
04-15-2013, 10:42 PM
Go take a few demos for a ride. 800 CanAm, 750 Brute Force would be my choices. Stay away from Polaris and Cat :D

Really wish Yamaha would update the Grizzly, almost 10,000km on my '07 and not a dime spent besides regular engine oil/filter and diff oil changes. Still has the original battery! If they put a twin 800cc in and got rid of the leaning in the corners I'd jump on a new one. Until then I'm keeping the old 700.

Tunabomber
04-15-2013, 11:09 PM
Only people who have done the trails we like to run will understand what kev is talking about

Sitting down will not get the job done. We are spending the whole time counterbalancing and rocking to get traction while tetertoting on logs. We also spend time beside our quads(walking them through the odd spot.)

The trails we run are no place for a side by side.

If u wanna go follow the trucks then sure and for fsr riding Hells ya but trails No way

barracuda
04-16-2013, 12:06 AM
say the same things about quads trying to follow dirtbikes lol

Trailjunkie
04-16-2013, 01:27 AM
I bought a cherokee and drove it through quad trails:D

exactly

The trails we run are no place for a side by side.

If u wanna go follow the trucks then sure and for fsr riding Hells ya but trails No way

haven't met one yet that could follow me all day......

kootenaycat
04-16-2013, 11:10 AM
I bought a cherokee and drove it through quad trails:D

Only way a Cherokee is following me on some of our trails is with a chainsaw and an excavator :D When I'm rubbing both fenders fitting between trees or standing on one side walking the quad so it doesn't roll off the trail only thing following me is a dirtbike!

Tunabomber
04-16-2013, 11:18 AM
i dunno kootney i have seen doug bend his cherokee around trees lol

Honky
04-16-2013, 11:34 AM
In all seriousness i figure you need one of each type of vehicle like boats its horses for courses and each vehicle has its niche. is the 450 to small underpowered now that you are used to the 700? if you got a bigger faster machine would you outgrow the 700 or over time would you just replace with the latest one say 5yrs down the road so you always have a fairly new reliable set of quads? just idle thoughts .


The 450 was for Ann and she wants to move up to the power steering and a better ride.

Bent Black
04-16-2013, 12:20 PM
Take one ride on a can am 800. Any other wont compare ! Leave your purse at home!:D

Honky
04-16-2013, 12:41 PM
what about the Can-am 1000XT?

dirka dave
04-16-2013, 12:43 PM
Get a samurai.

It's like a quad with a roof and heat.

Honky
04-16-2013, 12:50 PM
Not even close

Truckstuff
04-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Saturday May 4, 2013 10am - 4pm Greater Vancouver Powersports and Can-am are having a ATV and SxS Demo day at Tamihi Rec Site. To register for the event, contact Shawn 604 888 8700 or Geordie 604 795 7800

https://www.facebook.com/dave.dave.589?ref=tn_tnmn#!/events/140701579446187/

http://www.canamoffroad.com/ca/try-a-can-am

kootenaycat
04-17-2013, 03:08 PM
i dunno kootney i have seen doug bend his cherokee around trees lol

I would pay to see that :D Anytime he's in this part of the Kootenays we'll play follow the leader and I'm going first!

Honky
04-17-2013, 03:12 PM
I’ve went in and looked at the 700 and there has been zero upgrades sine I bought mine in 2006. Having said that I can get a full loaded 700 for the same price as the stock can-am 1000

Honky
04-17-2013, 03:13 PM
So far The Yamaha is winning. I am going to take the Can-am on the test run on May 05 It comes down to the type of trails I ride and I just don’t think the Can-am’s are as nimble.

vajayjay
04-17-2013, 03:18 PM
I would pay to see that :D Anytime he's in this part of the Kootenays we'll play follow the leader and I'm going first!

Not until my project is done, [36]

Honky
04-17-2013, 03:25 PM
Oh also I have read a ton on the Can-am forums
http://www.can-amforum.com/

In a nutshell they all conclude that the Yamaha is a more reliable and nimble ATV. They go on to list and agree on a number of problems with the Can-am’s

But they also agree that you have to “pay to play”. It a race car of quads and as such it come with a set of problems and higher maintenance.


I’m still researching but so for you can’t beat the Yamaha for tight rock wet trails and you can’t beat the Can-am for open road longer distance riding.

Comes down to what you like to do with your quad…I like to beat mine up in the trees.

Little Samurai
04-17-2013, 10:30 PM
I didn't have one dealer recommend a 1000 when I was shopping for a new quad. They all admitted that the power combined with difficult terrain is pretty much tearing the machines apart in various ways. Can Am's 650 will out power pretty much any 700 in stock configuration and the 800's just plain haul ass in the open.

kootenaycat
04-18-2013, 11:20 PM
Ive went in and looked at the 700 and there has been zero upgrades sine I bought mine in 2006. Having said that I can get a full loaded 700 for the same price as the stock can-am 1000

Have you had any issues with your stator? 3 guys at work have had their stators burn out. Yamaha came through and paid part or all of the bill for new stator and new redesigned cover that is supposed to keep it cooler. Funny thing is their quads all had less then 5000km and my '07 is going to hit 10,000km this year and still on the original battery, stator and cover :D I'm thinking of changing the cover to the new design and put a new battery in, don't want to be left stranded 50km in the bush.

RIFF RAFF
04-19-2013, 11:43 PM
we have the 2012 Kawasaki 750 fuel injected. Very. very happy with it. does awesome in the trails lots of power and I like the power steering. We had a 2011 arctic cat and that was just a piece of shit. broke down a few times in the trails. almost embarrassed to say we even owned one. we really like the kawaskis. didn't get it from maple ridge Kawasaki though. went to whole shot. gave us a way better trade in.
we also have kvf 650 carborated 2009. does not have the independent rear like the 2012 does. again very happy this machine. got mudlights on the 09 and we love those tires. both camo.
but looking into getting the black mombas or mambas for 2012 if they fit?

kootenaycat
04-20-2013, 12:24 PM
Couple buddies have Brutes and they've been super reliable, one is an '07 carbed and he's got over 15,000km nothing but oil changes and 2 belts. Other is a '12 snorkeled and clutch kit and it hauls ass plus power steering works great. Wish they had kept the pre-'12 front end on it, don't like the new look.

Taxidermy
05-02-2013, 09:47 PM
At the end of Feb., I buy a 2013 Yamaha Grizzly 700 cc and I have been out riding 3 different days.

It has lots of power, good climbing up the trails, have to slow down on the slippery down hill trails, nice to have power steering and good on gas.

We have 2 older Arctic Cats (400 and 500) that are slower and hard to get through the deeper snow.

Yamaha Grizzly 700 is great!

Moondog
05-04-2013, 07:38 PM
I just got back from the Can-Am demo day up at Tamahi they had the full line up of Can-Am products for you to demo. I took out the 2013 Renegade X 1000cc and all I can say is WOW!!!!! All new frame now comes with a steel box tube frame so frame problems should be a thing of the past excellent rider position and it feels a lot narrower than my 700. It is very nimble almost like you are riding a dirt bike instead of a quad, excellent in the trails and every time you pin the throttle you cannot help to not smile [36] Excellent sound from the v-twin as well. If I was not buying the Maverick Xrs I would be putting 2 of the Renegades into my stable.