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Old 06-01-2010, 12:09 AM
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Question What Mid size 4x4 ATV would you get & why???

I'm looking at getting an ATV again... It's been quite a few years since i had one. Planning on trail riding, exploring, plowing the driveway...

I don't care for the "full size" ATVs, my first was a ATC110, light & fit everywhere... Looking for a mid size that doesn't break the bank...

Minimums;
Independent rear suspension
4X4
Low Range
Front locker
Alaska proven

I'm looking hard at the Yamaha Big Bear 400, I like the manual shift & it comes with independent front & rear suspension, 25" ITP Mud Light tires and a push button front locker stock... The Yamaha looks to be the best bang for the buck...

Why is this a good choice, or why is it not, what is a better choice???

For those that have them, do the fuel injected models run that much better up here or save that much fuel??? Is it worth the extra coin???

Let me know before I drop the dough on one...

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Old 06-01-2010, 07:15 PM
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I can't speak for alaska proven but yamaha is the only way I would go. I have always had great luck with them. I have had quite a few yamaha's over the years my first bieng a ytm 225dx 3 wheeler and I beat the living snot out of them and they always lasted I usually just sold them to get something bigger or when we moved to ak I had to get rid of my last couple.
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:35 PM
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Well, I went & looked at them today, and was really disappointed to find that the Big Bear doesn't have low range... What to do now???
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:06 AM
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Check out a honda or a polaris sportsman 500. Mine have never let me down, even got out of the river with a bad belt
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:49 PM
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Ive owned almost every ATV made at one point and I love the Kawasaki models. I also like the Suzuki King Quads. I think you would very much enjoy the Brute Force 750. It will do all you want and more. DO NOT buy an econo machine to save a buck you WILL hate it! Been there, NEVER again! Buy mid size if you want mid size results. JMO
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:54 PM
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Brute force....hmmm didnt i see one of those stuck in a mud hole cory????
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:30 PM
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Uh no. That has never been stuck. I dont get stuck!
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I know... you're always "out peeing!"
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Cory and his bladder problem.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:09 PM
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Looked at the Brute Force 750i today, nice machine, it's not that much bigger overall, and weighs in at 652lbs wet, the 450 Yamaha is 622lbs wet... Humm... twice the power and nearly the same weight... Decisions, decisions...
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