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Help! need opinions

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Old 02-13-2005, 10:52 PM
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Hey everyone, I am looking into buying a big bore atv for a while now and need your opinions. I thought I was going to buy a suzuki king quad, but now I am reading about the troubles people are having with them. Also I know one guy who has one and his just totally Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word  up and has no power, shop can not figure out what the problem is. So I have moved on and now I am considering a grizzly 660, sportsman 700, or Artic cat 650. I have a few friends with grizzly's and all of them really like them. Though I know they have troubles breaking axles/ cv joints. I have a friend that has a sportsman 600 that he loves, but he just got it so he has not had much time to see how relieable it is. I have a friend who just got an artic cat 400 and he likes his as well. Though I have had friends tell me to stay away from artic cat. Should I go carb or EFI? One friend said EFI atv's cut out if they are tipped above a certain angle? Though I have heard guys with carbs having problems with gas now that has the 10% ethanol additive, it is rusting the needle valve in the carb shut. Though I heard if you a sta-bil fuel stabilizer it stops this problem. So which do you guys recommend? I am in the northeast and will use this atv for mostly:
snow plowing
trails
mud pits
yard work

I have been reading through this forum for a few months now and have been trying to find some insight to help me. I know that there are a lot of people who just think there brand is the best. So I need some honest experience/opinions on which to get. Also if I should look into another brand than let me know. I want to say thanks for your advice in advance ....
 
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:18 PM
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Old 02-15-2005, 07:31 PM
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Carbs have been used in ATVs from day one. You have to ask yourself if you really need the EFI.

As far as which quad to get, are you looking for something with IRS or a SRA? I went with SRA because I have a sporty riding style and I wanted a quad with good handling that I can throw around. I used my quad for trails, mud pits (HIT IT HARD!), and of course plowing. I live in the snowbelt and when the lake effect snow comes, it's usually deep. I highly recommend the BF 650. Dealers in my area are only asking $5999 (MSRP $6599). Now that's a deal. You can't beat the 650 v-twin power and potential (unless you get the 700 or 750), especially when it's priced in the 500cc price range. I suggest taking a good look at one.
 
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