View Full Version : Quad Advice

07-17-2006, 05:01 PM
ok im gonna be selling my Honda VTR1000R Superhawk Streetbike:eek: and was looking into buying a quad. now I currently am a Dirtbike person. but want to get a quad to do some weekend trips etc. I mean I know the simple stuff like what CC bike I want etc. but im not sure if I should go 4x4 or Sport quad...

do the 4x4 quads have the same get up and go as a Sport quad?
what are other differences? like do I need to know shit like if it has locking diffs? or are they all locked? do I need to find out ratios of the diffs/tranny etc? is an auto or manual quad better?

Now im not gonna be hunting or anything so I dont really need to haul anything more than camping supplies.

basically any advice would be awesome oh and my budget will be around $4000[cheers]

07-17-2006, 05:31 PM
i rode a raptor 660 fro a while. thing is wicked, itll make it through anything if you have a run at it

07-17-2006, 05:34 PM
if your not usein it for hunting/mud ect get a sport Quad , cheaper an more fun for an ex-biker.

07-17-2006, 05:49 PM
oh man, g/f brother had a suped up 4x4 one, that thing hauled ass, lockers were cool too, too bad it cost more then my life

07-17-2006, 06:09 PM
outta curiosity, what u sellin the bike for ?

07-17-2006, 06:48 PM
outta curiosity, what u sellin the bike for ?

Its a 2001 Honda VTR1000R Superhawk with 18000km's GREAT condition has an alarm Dark Blue in Colour. and im gonna be listing it for $7,500 obo

07-17-2006, 09:42 PM
I have two 4x4's and they are freakin the best. Buddies of mine have sport 2x4's and regret buying them when they try to travel with us. Depends on your riding. If you do go 4x4, you do want to buy a quad with diff lock. Also don't buy one of those generic quads, they are crap. Good luck and see you on the trails.

07-17-2006, 09:48 PM
if you like to go fast the only way to go is a sport quad. much more demanding but almost more capable than any 4x4 quad. it all depends what you like. to carry any kinda gear you need the utility type. if I was to buy another quad, my only choice would be the bomb 800. that's only because there is no 1000 yet. if you're the big bore/dirt bike kinda guy, you'll get bored of a utility quad really fast.


07-17-2006, 11:38 PM
As said already, it depends on the riding you really enjoy. The big bore/twin 4x4 quads do haul ass! The CanAm 800, Kawi750, Polaris800 all accelerate faster then you ever need, and top out at way over 60mph! All this without a rollcage and seatbelts! :eek:

If you are going to ride it like a dirtbike, jumping, fast tight trees, wide open logging roads, get a sport. If you like crawling, exploring, mud, get a 4x4.

All quads have a solid rear axle (read spool!), and the more money you pay for a 4x4, it will have a locker of some sort in the front.

Have fun riding! [cheers]

07-17-2006, 11:58 PM
i have a 4x4 and love it, my buddy has a 06 brute force and it goes almost anywhere, but he has the chip, snorkel, exaust, lift kit ect ect....its forsale too[f] for around here and the places i go i like the 4wd ones, with these ones you can still plow your driveway in the winter with them

07-18-2006, 05:13 PM
Hey Kootney cat, new Quads have independant suspension now. Started in 05

07-18-2006, 06:39 PM
Hey Kootney cat, new Quads have independant suspension now. Started in 05

I think he meant that they do not have an open differential

07-18-2006, 08:13 PM
I think he meant that they do not have an open differential

Thanks Tmax! At least someone knows what the hell I'm talking about! :D

And just to give you a history lesson on quads, the 660 Grizz was independant since '02, the 500 Sportsman since about '97ish, etc, etc! :D

07-18-2006, 08:15 PM
no worries kootneycat. actually independent rear suspension was in use in the 80's on the original suzuki king quad.;)

07-18-2006, 09:13 PM
I stand corrected! :D But then again, were the Suzuki's back then real quads?

And, gotta love that sig of yours! Was looking at my sled in the shop today! Now I have the itch!

07-18-2006, 09:27 PM
the King Quad 300 was a great quad FOR IT'S TIME. four wheel independent suspension, front diff lock, three gear ranges (15 speeds) and super reliable. a bit more power and it would still be a good entry level quad. would take if over a new Kodiak any day. now days the standards are set much higher.
and yes i was looking at my sled the other day. another 4 months to sledding season down here. i guess i should start on the mods for this year soon.

[cheers] [cheers] [cheers]

07-18-2006, 10:00 PM
My wife and I have a couple sport quads both z400's.
They have gobs of power and take us ever where we like to go.
The sport quads have a lower center of gravity and wider stance
which means they handle real well in the corners. You should be able to pick something up in the early 2000's for around 4 grand.
My two cost me 10,000 they are a '03 & '04[36] [36] [cheers] [cheers]

Hope to see ya on the trails soon

07-25-2006, 07:25 PM
All the guys I ride with have 4x4s and I don't think a 2 wheeler could go where we go. That said I had sport quads and big bore dirt bikes for a long time and had just as much fun on them. I think its more fun being on the same type of toy as the people you ride with.
I've got a 700 kawi 4x4 and love it, but unfortunatly 4000.- isn't going to get you much of 4x4, but you'll probably get a nice sport quad for that price.

Big Mitch
07-25-2006, 09:00 PM
4x4 is the way to go