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Old 01-26-2008, 08:24 PM
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Finally can buy a quad

So finally sold my dirt bike and going to buy a quad. Need a bit of input on the three that i have in mind the 700 grizzly , 800 polaris sportsman , 750 suzuki king quad. Just want to now every ones opinions on all three and the pros and cons if you got them.

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Old 01-26-2008, 08:43 PM
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GRIZZLY!! I got two kodiaks they're awsome the griz is the same but with more balls. ask honky he's got one
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Well first of all, you probably won't get a real answer from anyone on here, if they own "x" quad, it'll be the one to buy! And going from a dirtbike to a quad will be a shock, especially if you've rode for a long time. But enjoy anyways, I know I have for the last 12 years and 4 quads and 2 dirtbikes later!


I currently own a 700 Grizz with PS, and once you've had power steering, you won't ever go back. Decent power, but nothing compared to the 800 Polaris, Brute 750 or a CanAm. Good suspension for a cushy ride but a little soft for agressive riders. I'm getting old, so I love it! No more bone jarring hits from the straight axle. Haven't seen too many Suzukis around, but heard good things from the King Quad. And of course Polaris has always had the best ride quality and top end speed, but reliability has always been an issue. Not with the engine, but the chassis. I've seen many broken rear control arms on the Sportsmans. Gotta keep an eye on all the bolts back there.

Good luck deciding, there's a lot to chose from. And if you're in Vancouver, check out these guys prices, best I've seen anywhere.


www.international-motorsports.com


http://www.buysell.com/root/detail/B...EPS_Power.aspx


http://www.buysell.com/root/detail/B...0_We_Ship.aspx
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:40 PM
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ya yamaha all the way independent suspension is the way to go
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Well first of all, you probably won't get a real answer from anyone on here, if they own "x" quad, it'll be the one to buy! And going from a dirtbike to a quad will be a shock, especially if you've rode for a long time. But enjoy anyways, I know I have for the last 12 years and 4 quads and 2 dirtbikes later!


I currently own a 700 Grizz with PS, and once you've had power steering, you won't ever go back. Decent power, but nothing compared to the 800 Polaris, Brute 750 or a CanAm. Good suspension for a cushy ride but a little soft for agressive riders. I'm getting old, so I love it! No more bone jarring hits from the straight axle. Haven't seen too many Suzukis around, but heard good things from the King Quad. And of course Polaris has always had the best ride quality and top end speed, but reliability has always been an issue. Not with the engine, but the chassis. I've seen many broken rear control arms on the Sportsmans. Gotta keep an eye on all the bolts back there.

Good luck deciding, there's a lot to chose from. And if you're in Vancouver, check out these guys prices, best I've seen anywhere.


www.international-motorsports.com


http://www.buysell.com/root/detail/B...EPS_Power.aspx


http://www.buysell.com/root/detail/B...0_We_Ship.aspx
I agree, the guy's at international are pretty good to deal with I got my tires from them they will bend quite a bit on price worth checking them out
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:08 AM
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Hey,
I have a sportsman 6x6. I only use it for plowing the driveway.
My next quad for the hills will be the grizzly.
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Has any one here actually bought a quad from international motor sports im kind of curious why they can sell there stuff so cheap?
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:22 PM
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Has any one here actually bought a quad from international motor sports im kind of curious why they can sell there stuff so cheap?
ya i was talking to a guy that had bought a quad from international motor sports ..what he was mentioning was something about their warrenty policy!!! he said it was shitty and last time we were there they didnt have a shop to fix them they send them out for repair u might wanna double check on that and they dont take mastercard either ..as for selling stuff for cheap maybe so they get more business u know how that works lots of competition these days i wouldnt buy a quad there myself but thats just me
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international

I think they bring up most of there stuff from the US. so they buy a lot better and pass the savings on
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Well $8999 for a 08 700grizzly compared to $11999 is a big diff butt with the dollar the way it is who knows they might be bring them from the states.

So what does every one think of the 700grizzly here been looking and it seems to be the most popular of quads?
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So what does every one think of the 700grizzly here been looking and it seems to be the most popular of quads?
Put over 3000kms on mine in less then 4 months, not a problem with it. Do it!
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:26 PM
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Was out with 700 griz, 800 polaris, 650 bruteforce, and my 700 twinpeaks (prairie) The polaris was on stock tires the griz had 27" 589s and the brute and me run 26" mud lites. The polaris did good but really needs a tire upgrade other than that no one really out did the others. the griz is a really nice bike. gotta love power steering. Just make sure you do your home work on solid or independent rear. Its all about your riding style.
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Just make sure you do your home work on solid or independent rear. Its all about your riding style.
Yup. Or how old you are getting! If they made a solid axle that rode like my Grizzly, I'd probably go back. But until that time.............
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Yup. Or how old you are getting! If they made a solid axle that rode like my Grizzly, I'd probably go back. But until that time.............
Ya I hear you. I'm 41 and sure don't remember being this sore after riding but still tend to ride like I did 20 years ago so I'm stuck on my solid axel. Quess I'm just growing old not up but thats alright by me. My twinpeaks rides nice for a solid axel bike. I've be on some that beat the hell out of you.
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