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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:10 am

Thanks for all the input guys.

After that and some further research, it seems that to get a decent ATV, I'll be needing to spend as much as I would on a small car at least, which has put quite a damper on proceedings. Bleh.
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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:18 am

Well when its not motorcycle season, ill drive my small Kymco atv. Its tuned a little so it goes around 60 kph. It costs only little over 1000 euros if you buy it few years old
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:23 am

I've been looking through the classifieds, plenty of 150-250cc stuff in the 1000-1500 euro range, which is at the limit of what I'm willing to spend - the question is, are they good enough?
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:53 am

give use some links , if you can. 150 to 200cc is plenty to get around the town with.

Or just get a raptor 700 and eat the 300 ex and 400 ex for dinner!!!!

400 ex's are slow!!!


700 aren't much faster, most of the bigger one are just geared down to give fuktonnes of torque. If you want speed you need one of
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:24 am

Crna Legija wrote:give use some links , if you can. 150 to 200cc is plenty to get around the town with.


Can't do that without making the location of my bat cave very obvious, however here's a collage of stuff that's in my price range:
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:38 am

JSR, try looking for one like these
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They don't look as good but they're so much more stable. And you get neato racks for putting stuff on. *cough*pintle mount*cough
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:24 am

Zeus wrote:They don't look as good but they're so much more stable.


The ones I've seen like that are out of budget.

How about this $750 250cc "needs attention" 1998 Polaris? Not pretty but half the price of the others I've seen, and I'm a miserable çunt ;)
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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:32 pm

Polaris is a good brand, and if you like fixing stuff, this is just for you :)
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:28 pm

Crna Legija wrote:give use some links , if you can. 150 to 200cc is plenty to get around the town with.

Or just get a raptor 700 and eat the 300 ex and 400 ex for dinner!!!!

400 ex's are slow!!!


700 aren't much faster, most of the bigger one are just geared down to give fuktonnes of torque. If you want speed you need one of
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700 are slot faster ,, a 700 raptor will leave the 400 ex in the Dirt

Have you ever raced a 700 compared to a 400 ??? 700 are so much faster
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:54 pm

jsefcik wrote:That's slow as balls my tractor is faster would never buy anything that small


Of course I would love to get something with a one litre engine, but it comes down to price - the main reason I'm considering a quad is because I want something that's significantly cheaper to purchase, run, maintain, license and insure than a car.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:26 pm

Check into something like this.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:27 pm

Thanks jrrdw, the argument for two wheels is strong - but for that I'd need to get a motorbike license which is a pain in the arse, I can drive a quad with my regular license which is why I'm looking into them.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:07 pm

Wow here in Maryland that scooter or any that will go 40 mph+ can be tagged legal to run with standard drivers license but any atv...no way! The police will do their best to chase you down, give big tickets and impound your atv! No love for riding atv's on state highways here.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:59 pm

jrrdw wrote:Wow here in Maryland that scooter or any that will go 40 mph+ can be tagged legal to run with standard drivers license but any atv...no way! The police will do their best to chase you down, give big tickets and impound your atv! No love for riding atv's on state highways here.


Strange. Motorised bicycles are not regulated, so that would be my most available equivalent, but I want something less flimsy.
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Unread postAuthor: Lockednloaded » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:25 pm

I know you may look a little silly if you go down this road, but hear me out. My grandparents live right next to a golf course, so they have had a golf cart for quite a while. Last year my grandfather got all of the proper modifications to make it street legal. Then, you've got an electric car, and at least in America, you tax deduction for owning an electric vehicle
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