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Old 09-07-2007, 12:23 AM
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LOL. Pullstart is a joke but does work. You know what it takes to pull start a vtwin with a lawmower handle? LOL

Seriously its stupid. They should have a snowmobile type handle. I can pull mine 3 times tops and my hand is fucked. They should have kick starts.
Yup. Ever try pulling over a 660 single cylinder four stroke, cold?
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:26 AM
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The 700 is also EFI and won't start with a pullstart, need a charge to run fuel pump. As a precaution I bought a mini set of jumper cables for mine. Would really suck to be 80km from the truck with a dead/bad battery!

And in the last 11 years of owning quads, I have never needed to pull start any of mine on the trail. Left the key on twice at home though for a few days and needed to charge the battery then. They are pretty reliable rigs.
Yup, that is one thing I never cheap out on now. A killer battery is a must, especially if you winch. I just put a brand new one in mine 2 weeks ago. They only seem to last about 2 yrs tops.
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:53 AM
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I hear that K Cat I was just showin the boys how easy it is to pull over my 660 when its warm but in the winter you got no chance in hell gettin her goin.
BTW K Cat i think you only live about 2 blocks from me, give me a shout.
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:55 AM
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BTW K Cat i think you only live about 2 blocks from me, give me a shout.[/quote]


dude.. thats like mountain blocks...
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dude.. thats like mountain blocks...[/quote]

Yah, no shit. In the country they call them "cutblocks".

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Still good to have a pull start. My buddys suzuki 700 king quad is fuel injected and his battery went dead over night for some reason and woke up the next morning and it wouldnt turn over and the lights were super dim. Turn the key and switches to on and gave it a couple pulls and it fired up...Could of used jumper cables too but didnt have any
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Just caught this thread, with our dollar at par, the same Quads in the states are much less MSRP in the US on a 660 is $7200-7500, and in Canada $10499
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Just caught this thread, with our dollar at par, the same Quads in the states are much less MSRP in the US on a 660 is $7200-7500, and in Canada $10499
Worth checking out but find out what duty will be, it's made outside the USA (Buy a Cat, they're made in the USA). And warranty will probably be null too. Canada dealer will definitely not warranty a USA quad. I don't blame them either.

This was on the news last night. Dealers here are trying to have prices reduced to retain Canadian customers. Porsche already is lowering Canadian prices on their models and other manufactures are thinking the same.
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been looking around and it does seem as though we get hosed on our atv prices a bit, even Alaskans pay less then us. the warrenty issue is normally pretty short on quads it seems ,so i really dont know if that is a hugh issue for the majority of folks but if you happen to get one started on a friday and finished on monday that warrenty could be la life saver . we did look into the whole ATV import thing and it doesnt seem to difficult but it all comes down to what you are willing to do to save money (which in this case could be several thousand dollars)
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our dollar is at par almost and look at the price difference. we are getting hosed . and dont buy the line about them paying a higher price to purchase when the CDN dollar was weaker and the current cdn price reflects that. even the 2008 models which are not even in stock are listed very high

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outdoor/...0/0/specs.aspx

http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/products/...php?model=2402

now i know that you can bring them across for very little money on top of what you pay. here is a link pertaining to the matter
http://vehicleimportation.ca/
http://quads.ca/bb/search.php?mode=results
Go to quads .CA and search importing as there are alot of threads on this

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Why are we 33% higher especially when you think that the new 08 models will be purchased by dealers at the current dollar.
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Here is a link to a local guy who brought his in when the dollar was much cheaper and the savings he saw. Describes importing it to a 'T'

http://vehicleimportation.ca/

Ship happens and packageexpress are both easy to deal with, and just across the sumas border.

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one other note: the Rhino is built in GA, USA so it would fall under the free trade, so the Canadian retailers really have no excuse for takeing advantage of the ability to fleece their fellow Canadians on the price difference other then they can
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so the Canadian retailers really have no excuse for takeing advantage of the ability to fleece their fellow Canadians on the price difference other then they can
Its not the Dealers, its the Distributors I.e. Yamaha Canada sells to the Local dealers at a higher rate. The local dealers can't discount to compete with U.s. prices without a loss. Hopefully the Dealers will lose enough business that they will point out the need to equalize prices with those to the south, as they staand to lose the most.
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