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Need some atv advice!

 
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:45 PM
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Need some atv advice!

I am going back and forth over which atv to buy. I think I have it narrowed down to a grizzly 700 or 650 outlander. Wondering if anybody has been on the 2013 of both models and what your thoughts are. I here good and bad about both. Will be using it for hunting and some trail riding.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:54 PM
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Re: Need some atv advice!

I have a grizzly 700 but it is not a 2013 model. Its a 2009. I love the thing. I have no complaints whatsoever about it. I just do the maintenance on it that the owners manual says to do at every mileage point and I have never had a problem with it. I have hauled a whole Oryx (minus the innards) out on it and it didn't even phase it.

I would have no reservations about recommending the Grizzly.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:02 PM
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Re: Need some atv advice!

I run an Artic Cat 500 and a Can-am 800 more than enough power. They are a top machine. Outlander would be top choise.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:25 AM
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Re: Need some atv advice!

Oh, A discussion of my first vice on a forum dedicated to my second vive...

I haven't owned a 700 grizzly yet but did own a 2006 660. Good bike never had any problems with it in the 1800 miles and 13 months I owned it, sold it for a 2008 Can-am 650 max. The Can-am was the cats meow for me rode good plenty of power had it till 2011 then sold it for a Polaris rzr and don't regret it, don't see myself going back to an atv but if I did it would be a Can-am hands down no questions asked...
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:06 AM
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Re: Need some atv advice!

I went through the same quandry about a year ago. Although I wasnt buying new I was buying used. I ended up buying a Honda Foreman and since then I have ridden with a lot of different wheelers and although mine is just a little 450 I never feel under biked. I have buddies with the big suzuki's and polaris and Yamahas and the ONLY place I have been out done was deep snow because of my ground clearance. mud (which I dont do much of and avoid when possible) and just in general trails in the mountains. I can Side hill better with my lower COG and when its cold out the honda always fires right up. Top speed is about 50 but low end I have plenty of power for anything I want to do and I am 290 lbs. I know that wasnt one of your options but I thought I would throw it in because of how impressed I have been with it. between the two you named I would pick the outlander everytime.
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:20 AM
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Re: Need some atv advice!

Thanks guys!
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:43 PM
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Re: Need some atv advice!

I don't think you can wrong with any of them these days. My buddy just got a 550 Polaris and I really like it. I have a 450 King Quad and it serves me quite well. Around here Can Am has a very good reputation and I would be hard pressed to not look it over as consideration to buy. I am not a big quad guy as I have ridden and raced off road motorcycles for many years and have ridden on the US ISDE Team a couple of times. I tend to think of quads as transportation in a much more relaxed environment. Therefore I tend to lean to quads with considerably less HP. A few of my co-workers have the bigger machines and they say the torque is so massive they can flip over on steep hills easily. So if HP is not that big of deal to you perhaps a polaris 550 would work as well.
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