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Re: ATV makes and models

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Posted by Hogman on March 18, 2002 at 13:30:58 from (

In Reply to: ATV makes and models posted by Annie on March 18, 2002 at 07:29:15:

We have a Honda 250 quad 4 two wheel drive,bought new in fall of 87. Has hauled many tons of hog manure,several cords of firewood,rocks,dirt,hay bales and bagged feed 4to 500# plus me at a whack. Has lived most of it's life outdoors in all kinds of weather.
It looks rougher'n a cob and twice as long but tha old thing will still snap Your neck. But,it was startin ta get a little noisey in tha engine so Last fall We bought a 250 Artic Kat two wheel drive. Now I use it all the time and Maw Hog uses tha Honda which is not often so We figure it's good for another 10 or so years like that.

I stay off it now as brakes,shift etc are not tha same and We figured reflex action could get Me bad hurt or killed. This way I have now learned to think Kat.

As ta why We bought Artic other'n some other?I guess it just looked good and Honda has changed a lot.
Would I buy another A.Kat now? Not too sure.,it rattles (plastic) which I hate but cannot cure.It came up missing a lug nut on the first tank of gas which leads Me to believe it was not on there to begin with and I payed way too much for a replacement. It does have a low range which gives 10 speeds and is a nice feature.The electrical setup is noway as convenyent as tha old Honda's. The head lights are fixed ,two of em but like a PU, You turn,They look straight ahead where with tha old Honda tha light turns with the handle bars plus You can pull it off the mount and use it as a handheld searchlite.
Honda engine same displacement but much bigger,smoother. Kat is Kaiwsakiwhatever.

Given tha opertunity I'd try out some of Them befor buying. Too, I see no need for so much horsepower or even 4 wheel drive and I gar-un-tee You spend much time runnin around these ole hills'n hollers and You'll know about such things. JM2ctsW

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