Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: southern new jersey
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Re: 96 POLARIS 425 MAGNUM
I rode hondas growing up, and beat them to death but i was always wrenching on them, then i got the head tech job at the local polaris dealer and started riding them. Needless to say i have a 96 explorer 300 with a plow on it now. I really dont ride anymore at all. Well unless you count towing a trailer around the yard. When i was at the dealer i rode the crap out of the 300, and my scrambler demo, we would put those quads in mud and water up to the bottom of the seat without any problems. The jap bikes couldnt do it. They were just too low. Now with the grizzley and such out they raised them and they should be fine for that kind of stuff. The biggest thing with the polaris is service. After a good ride take it home clean it and grease it. It will only take you an hour. Well worth it if you dont want it to let you down. All of the manufactors make good quads. What it all comes down to is what you want to do with them and how you take care of them. If you want to go fast in a pit then buy a two wheel drive jap bike. If you want to cruise through the trails and hit some mud then the 4wds will be your tickets. Also remeber that most jab 4wds arent really 4wd so you end up with 3 wheel drive, dont forget that some quads are full time 4wd and that sucks. In my opionin the polaris still has the top seat over the others. But i have been out of the dealer for some time so there could be a better bike out there now. One more thing. If you notice the jap bikes are looking more and more like polaris every year and also they started using the clutching systems a few years back.
Can someone please bring me a hammer my 33's just ate my fender again. Damn i need more lift.