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View Poll Results: How old is your ATV/UTV?
1-2 5 8.47%
3-5 10 16.95%
6-10 15 25.42%
11-15 17 28.81%
16-25 7 11.86%
26+ 10 16.95%
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:05 PM
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Here's another relic, one of the 2 quads I regularly use: an '86 Kawasaki Bayou 300 4x2 Differential. It has original rubber and plastic, but new piston, electrics, Chinese carb, LED lights, stainless steel fuel tank, seat. Old, but decades younger than I am. Great ATV.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:33 PM
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I have to change my 1st vote since this poll is 4 years old.
I need to change my vote too since I still have the same one. Now it's 7 years old.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:41 AM
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One is ten, another is 9, next is 2 and the newest is less than a year. Will also be picking one up that is currently 27. Belongs to my father. An 88 Suzuki LT250F.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:45 AM
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Here's another relic, one of the 2 quads I regularly use: an '86 Kawasaki Bayou 300 4x2 Differential. It has original rubber and plastic, but new piston, electrics, Chinese carb, LED lights, stainless steel fuel tank, seat. Old, but decades younger than I am. Great ATV.
I remember when they first came out Had the ability to lock/unlock the diff for easier turning. It was the most noteable quad I had seen until the 350 Big Bear came out. I remember thinking how HUGE that thing was. And now ... LOL
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:20 AM
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2000 Xpedition 425 2xxx miles on it runs great 15 years old but just broke muffler so it's out of commission for the moment
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:35 AM
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I remember when they first came out Had the ability to lock/unlock the diff for easier turning. It was the most noteable quad I had seen until the 350 Big Bear came out. I remember thinking how HUGE that thing was. And now ... LOL
This ATV is the most nimble quad I have ever owned or operated, due to the rear differential. Only the 88 Yamaha TerraPro and the current Polaris x2 Sportsmans with Turf option have that feature, as far as I have found in my research. Until you have driven an ATV with a rear diff, you don't know how truly BAD conventional ATVs are on pavement, esp when turning or pulling a trailer.

Believe-it-or-not there used to be a Police Option for Kawasaki ATVs back in the 80s, including on one of their 3-wheelers. I suspect the rear diff was offered cuz these units were driven on pavement.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:33 PM
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I think there was an episode of Dukes of Hazzard where Roscoe and Enos got a set of those police specials (Boss was mad because of how often the police cars got wrecked). My 200 Kawi 3 wheeler had the differential and was much safer than others. I never locked it in.
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:03 PM
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My 200 Kawi 3 wheeler had the differential and was much safer than others.
Cool! Please post a photo if you have one.

Kawasaki used to own most of the police M/C market with their KZ1000. That was in the 80s, mostly. There were some street trikes in San Francisco, based on the Honda CX500 m/c. I have never seen a Kawasaki Police ATV, 3-wheeled, or 4.

I never lock the diff on my Bayou 300, either. Love it.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:41 PM
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Not mine (brochure pic) but an exact match (until I added the rear rack and the optional foot rests behind the pegs). Still wish I could find a red 250 w/reverse (and the differential of course).

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Old 04-22-2015, 03:39 PM
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My oldest bike is a 1985 Honda ATC250SX built in 1984. It accelerates fast for being only a 250 4-stroke. I can pull away from my friends 700 brute force. But once we get to about 45mph my acceleration drops off.
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