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DEEZUZ

Yea but how many acres..?
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I could Never sell though... You'll never find an 09 raptor with my hours/miles
 

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I really want a Gator for up north. Mid 2000’s 6x4 or a later 2000’s 4x4 HPX. I love old gators just out of nostalgia, but they’re fucking tough machines to boot. Maybe selling the quads would get me close.
 

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Sportsman is a ‘99. Engine burns oil but everything works 100%. Other is an ‘03 330 Magnum.

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If I could get like $2,500 a piece out of them I’d be tempted lol. When I bought the magnum only a handful of people had quads so it was a charity machine of sorts. Now everyone who comes up north with me has a new quad so it just sits, I ride it half the time just to charge up the battery.
 

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If I could get like $2,500 a piece out of them I’d be tempted lol. When I bought the magnum only a handful of people had quads so it was a charity machine of sorts. Now everyone who comes up north with me has a new quad so it just sits, I ride it half the time just to charge up the battery.
I don't see how you wouldn't.
 

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The Sportsman I think would be a tough sell. It’s a mosquito fogger lol
 

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why do atvs/quads/four wheelers and sometimes utvs/side by sides, get called "bikes"
Good question. For the record, it bugs me when people do that.


Back on topic, are those early sportsman 500 decent four-wheelers? Or do they have belt problems? I see them often in great shape for cheap.
 

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I have a ‘99 500HO and it’s a good machine.

It was a rental machine at a Powersports dealer up by my place in Hayward for 5 years, then, my fur trapper I don’t fix anything the right way neighbor bought it from them and used it for 13 years, sitting outside most of the time. Diaphragm in the carb ripped and he parked it, again, outside, until I threw him $300 and dragged it home.

$60 eBay carb and $40 eBay tie rods later and it’s been a great machine minus burning a quart of oil every hundred miles or so. I pull a small ground driven shit spreader with it and use it around the farm down here.

I’ve never touched the belt. The early belts were problematic for guys that did a lot of water riding and those who didn’t use low gear when they should have been.
 

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Engine wise, I know the newer 800’s had crank issues, but that was like 2005+. 700’s being problematic ring a bell as well. Older Polaris engines are pretty stout, I know of a lot of guys still running the old 400 2-stroke machines. Idk what you’re planning on doing with it but I’ve had zero belt issues with either of mine. I’ve owned the Magnum about five years now.

If you don’t need crazy power, I would consider a 330 Magnum 4x4. Mine still does 50 and gets there about as quickly as my 2014 Foreman. The Magnums are solid axle rear vs IRS on the Sportsman. While more comfortable, talking about 20ish year old machines at this point, that’s a hell of a lot more joints and bushings to be replacing. Trust me, I know what I would be doing to my sportsman before putting it on a healthy trail ride just from a suspension standpoint.

I 100% attribute the excessive suspension wear and oil consumption on my machine to being overworked and under-maintained.
 

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I used to plow with one of those 500s at a mall it was a tank
 

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Nice. It would just be for farm work. Checking fences, cattle, etc. I had a friend with an older 2 stroke. It was alright, but I think it might be a little too loud for some of the things we do with cattle.

I really have a hard time getting away from Honda. We bought our 03 honda in 2005. 2 years ago it needed a starter. Last summer the battery finally went out. It gets an oil change once a year, and had a set of tires put on maybe 5-10 years ago. Other than that, we've done absolutely nothing to it.
 

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Nice. It would just be for farm work. Checking fences, cattle, etc. I had a friend with an older 2 stroke. It was alright, but I think it might be a little too loud for some of the things we do with cattle.

I really have a hard time getting away from Honda. We bought our 03 honda in 2005. 2 years ago it needed a starter. Last summer the battery finally went out. It gets an oil change once a year, and had a set of tires put on maybe 5-10 years ago. Other than that, we've done absolutely nothing to it.

id go honda all day over polaris... my relatives foremans out in wyoming get worrrrrrrrked and they just take it at any altitude too.
 

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That's what I'm leaning towards. I don't need the fastest thing on the street, just something with a bit of power and one that starts everytime I hit the button.
 

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That's what I'm leaning towards. I don't need the fastest thing on the street, just something with a bit of power and one that starts everytime I hit the button.
Like I've said... The Honda recon and the grizzly 660 are then 7.3s of work quads... With of course the 660 being quite faster.
 

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One year during the floods around here, I was riding on the back of my buddy's kawasaki prairie (700ish I think). We were cruising at 71 mph down gravel roads with it. But I think that thing went through about 2 belts a year.
 

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