Is this a good deal on 2006 Kawasaki Brute Force 650?
I'm in the market for a full size quad. My kids have a couple of Honda TRX250EXs (sport) so I'm looking for one for me and the wife to ride along with them. My first option was going to be a Polaris Sportsman 500EFI/800EFI for a couple of reasons. Availability: There are a lot of dealers around so service would be convenient and there are a lot of them out there so it wouldn't be hard to find. Second: Fuel injection. It would be nice not having to deal with messing around with carbs. Third: It seems like they have just about everything I'd want in a quad. My friend works in service at a dealership near me and they sell Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda and Polaris. He really steered me away from Polaris because they were more problematic than other brands. Hence, I've decided to take a harder look at other brands. He mentioned he had a buddy that had a 2006 Kawasaki Brute Force 650 4x4 in Aztec Red with winch and only 1000 miles and he's asking right around $4000. He bought it with a knock in the engine and he replaced the camshaft, rockers and oil pump and the knock is gone. I have not seen it yet but I will this weekend. I forgot to ask if it was the straight axle or IRS version. Does $4000 seem like a good price for this ATV? We are planning going to the Black Hills once and then a couple times to Wyoming (father in law lives there). If I buy this ATV, do I need to rejet the carbs for altitudes below 5000ft?
Sorry for the long post!