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Old 01-24-2008, 10:02 PM
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actually went out and looked at the 6x6 today . the battery is dead and wont hold a charge so its in need of replaceing but it should be good to go.
course there nowhere around here to take it out and explore.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:18 PM
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Mines actually a snow plow now! gots me a new plow

good thing to snowing like a bastard right now!
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:36 PM
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actually went out and looked at the 6x6 today . the battery is dead and wont hold a charge so its in need of replaceing but it should be good to go.
course there nowhere around here to take it out and explore.
6x6's are slow on land, and even slower in the water. Walking is faster, and swimming is easier.... IF you put a real motor in em, and if possible a bad ass outboard...

I use to own an Argo, I sold it because it made watching grass grow fun.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:48 PM
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this one is an Attex Cheif it will do 25-30 miles an hour but that is a pretty unrealistic speed for anything but ideal conditions normally you dont want to go much faster then 10-15 mph or else the ride is pretty choppy. water speed is really dependent on tires but even with good tires you are only looking at 4mph.
the place where these things shine is in swampy places and bogs it is unbeleivable where these can get to granted slowley but they still get there . If you lived in an area that was near a swamp or muskeg these would be great but in the lower mainland there really isnt many places like that. Its a specialized machine with specialized applications and it really cant be compared to a quad or MC.
I wouldnt mind an 8X8 with a set of tracks for snow .
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:17 PM
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Barracuda, have you tried it in snow, I'm talking real snow not Lower Mainland stuff! Wonder if the extra flotation from the extra tires would overcome the extra weight? Seen a few quads with tracks on them here, and look like lots of fun, but still don't go when it gets deep and soft. They would be a blast come spring time though when the snow set up.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:32 PM
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:51 PM
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the tire suck in the snow if it digs , then i am just sitting there helpless on the bellypan. the do make tracks for them that are wider with cleats more like a snow cat or a bombi . they are meant to work well but have yet to see them in person . I have only seen them in videos and on some of the nat geo programs.
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:05 AM
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My grampa used to have an argo with tracks. Handled like you'd think something with tracks in snow would. You could dig yourself in if you're stupid, but they generally kept you high and dry.

Biggest problem with the argo was lack of ground clearance. That thing could go absolutely anywhere so long as you didn't bottom it out
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on some of the sites i am on there are a few guys that have modified them or even made them from the ground up with independent suspension . betcha those would be a big improvment. if ya want a fast two person atv though look into a yamaha rhino or the newly released kawasaki Teryx .

now these look like they would be good for exploring the backwoods, you could stuff tonnes of gear in it for photography ,camping, hunting, hounds etc

http://beta1.kawasaki.ca/line/ruv/15:en
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:15 AM
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this guy is on one of the 6x6 sites I am on and shows the build from start to finish and there are also a bunch od videos on it
. his attex is awsome and if the manufactures would only wake up and produce a vehicle like this i am sure they would sell plenty . the thing does 60MPH on the GPS , full independent suspension and completly amphibious. He is considering selling conversion kits to conver your own AATV into a springer , this mod would make the aatvs infinatly more usefull and enjoyable to the average user
http://youtube.com/watch?v=i1Ry9mPeT3I
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:24 PM
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What do think of the can am? There new to the atv market are they not? I thought i heard they have weak frames.

Personally I like mine. Bombardier have been making quad from the mid 80's.
So compared to Honda,Yamaha, Polaris, they are kinda new.
I used to ride a 2006 Raptor 700R, so for me I still find the Renegade a bit heavy compared to the Raptor, but with the 800 HO motor is definatly does Not lack power. Also the belt drive system (Snowmobile Style) takes a bit of getting used too. It revs allot.
As far as the frames go, I did here the same thing, but it did not stop me from buying it. I think it goes for any toy, the faster it goes the more chance you have of writing it off you wipe it out.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:58 AM
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:12 PM
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dont have one yet.....bf and i wanna get one each but we gotta wait till we move ot a house Kids had thier first Quad ride at King of the pits so now they want one too....
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:15 AM
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:42 PM
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i gots 2 honda 650 rincons, one with big gun silencer and intake kit, other one will be getting it soon too. just about bought a trx450r last week, but decided to wait for some cash. anyone have opinions on radial tires? was gonna get a set for both quads.
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