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Old 01-29-2008, 10:54 AM
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[quote=kootenaycat;1224567]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.

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I have an 07 grizz with eps, awsome unit, been out riding with a few other types, and im really happy with my decision.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:07 AM
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I'm not a huge fan of IRS, I like how a solid axle always acts the same, IRS doesn't. although I also like riding sport/race quads more than the 4x4's.
I would highly recommend kawasaki bruteforce 700. lots of power, great reliablity, lots of aftermarket, and rides really nice. buddy had one down in the dunes and was making it up EVERY hole. very good for a utility quad
grizzleys are nice, definitly go larger than the 450.
I wouldn't get a polaris, I work in a repair shop, polaris' are one of the least user friendly, and often costly for parts. the newer ones are better, but still not a fan. not to mention the excess weight

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or just go for a banshee and push 70hp on it
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Well as for my riding type and being that i have always owned dirt bikes i am really agrasive rider but i like the irs on a 4x4 quad and i really dont want a sport quad which are fun but i like crawlin in creek beds and tech trail riding and stuff so im thinking the grizzly might be the right for its realiability as for power i can fix that with upgrades right?.
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I'm a very agressive rider and would kill myself of a irs. I've tried a few and the results were all more or less the same. Not to say it isn't for you just make sure you try one first and don't just ride it with kid gloves, ride it like you own it.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:56 AM
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Soooooooooooo what did you get?
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Nothing yet still trying to decide between an 800 outlander and the 700 grizz
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Nothing yet still trying to decide between an 800 outlander and the 700 grizz
That's easy. If you are under 30 (or your body feels like you are) buy the CanAm. If you are gaining on 40 and your body feels like it, buy the Grizz.
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:05 AM
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Well made up my mind going to get the outlander 800 just cant pass up the power and for the way i ride it will do me good.
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Okay so today i walk in to the Yamaha dealer and I start talking to the sales guy i know there bad idea. Found out for $14000 flat taxes in you get the 700 grizz with eps full skid plate system rim and tire package after market ss style rims with itp muds on them and a winch all for $14000 you wheel it out the door. The price i got on the 800 bomb xt was $14987 and you still have to go buy the skid plates which is another $1000 bucks and the rims and tire are just factory made rims which dont even look that good. Needless to say I think my mind has changed again you get more from the grizz package then the bomb package.So think ill be buying the grizz package now I THINK now im so confused.
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go across the line, way cheaper still
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they are about 7500 MSRP and you can find them for less. no duty as they are US made riv fee is a couple of hundred dollars basiclly you will save almost 1/3 by getting it in the US or more to the point we are getting shafted for 33% more then we should on ATVs , even the stuff we make right here in Canada
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Got my bike out of Walt Healy motorsports in alberta way cheaper out the door than before tax here. But be prepared to have the local dealer treat you like shit if you need anything here or thats what happend to me and a friends that bought our bikes at Walts. There are still lotsa of dealers that don't care where you bought your bike and happily sell you anything you want.
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get your bike form IMS.. there cheap.. only issue is that my brute is in MPH cuz its from the states.. but oh well. i saved like 2500 bucks.. u can buy alot of part with the warrenty u loose. but if your buying brand name. the likely hood of it breaking down is less. and if u do break. its usually cuz of "abuse"
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