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Best bang for the buck ATV

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  1. 1971AMX

    1971AMX Registered Member

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    this is not for sport riding.

    Lots of competition on the farm for the Gator from wife and kids.

    Don't think I need a second Gator.

    Just a single seat with racks I can run out to the woods with a chainsaw, head out to fill some holes, etc. with.

    Confusing variety out there.

    I looked at a Honda, called a four tray, but only two wheel drive.
     
  2. unknownpro

    unknownpro Well-Known Member

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    Honda foreman is what your after. Several different models but I have always liked the foreman.
     
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  3. Cowboysfan

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    I had a honda rancher 420 that was 4x4 had all the power you need for a get around. You can pick them up used with very little usage for around 3k.
     
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  4. Mikew

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    Suzuki Samurai find one with a mild lift and a 1.6L or diesel transplant maybe even get AC if you're lucky.
     
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  5. jp8819

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    Honda foreman and honda ranchers are both solid work horses for farm use. Neither are speed demons but have plenty of low end grunt with low gearing and still fairly light machines compared to some.
     
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    You can find a mid-90s Honda 300 Fourtrax 4x4 on CL for $800-1500. It's a tough machine to beat. I'm restoring one now and have less than $2500 total in it with a fully rebuilt engine, winch, all new bearings top to bottom, 4x4 to 4x2 selector, full suspension, and a 350d rear end. It will be one of the nicest bikes around, but still not nearly as fast as our Kawi Prairie 650 but I don't expect it to be at less than half the engine.


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    M274 Mule, add side rails
     
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  9. CHRIS

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    I've been very happy with my Foreman. I've had it three or four years now. Wife has a 6 wheel trail gator that she uses around the farm and I've got the Foreman and a little cheap trailer from Lowes.
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    i love my 650 Prairie , bought it used with less than 700 miles, still runs great to be 15 years old
     
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    Starts with H and ends in onda.
     
  12. Brangus

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    Yep. Those things are tough as nails and just keep right on working. I have a Honda Rancher that has become one of my very best farm hands yet.
     
  13. Friday

    Friday Just the Facts Ma'am.

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    Find one of the old 250/two-stroke Honda ATC three-wheelers!
    Them things do like 90 mph. :cool:
     
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    Another vote for a honda. I had a Rancher 420 and it would take just about anything I could throw at it.
     
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    Dont forget a helmet…..and make sure your will is up to date. LOL
     
  16. BurnedOutGeek

    BurnedOutGeek SlayerNut - RIP

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    And this

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    When I was a youngin first starting out a friend had one. Got going too fast in the field a hit a small ditch, threw me over the handlebars and then the damn thing proceeded to run me over adding insult to injury. Literally... that was the second to last time I rode a 3 wheeler on purpose. The last time we decided to float test it riding into a pond. Didn't work.
     
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    BurnedOutGeek SlayerNut - RIP

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    A rancher is a great bike. The new ones even have independent rear suspension and power steering.

    And you too can do this

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    I've had a Yamaha Grizzly 700 4WD with EPS and EFI for almost 10 years and have been very happy with the reliability. I won't hesitate to get another when the time comes. A helmet is an excellent idea.
     
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    BurnedOutGeek SlayerNut - RIP

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    If you want something a bit bigger. Search out an original model Honda Rincon. Great bike, lots of power, runs forever.
     
  20. Mikew

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    Check out these guys http://bbs.zuwharrie.com for ideas on something with heat a roll bar and a windshield if you want it (mine folds down) doors if you want them (mine come off) radio but few other creature comfort items. Ad a winch on the front and you got yourself a workhorse that will go almost anywhere and is cheap and easy to work on.

    Oh and no helmet needed most of the time.
     

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