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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2002, 10:09 AM
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Need advice for beginners

My boys (12 and 13) are wanting 4wheelers. They are inexperienced, only been on a few friends. They have been looking around, and we are wanting to know something about the Suzuki quadrunner LT-F160 or the E-ton Yukon YXL-150. Are these any good? Which would you recommend? We have a farm and are wanting something for fun and a little work. Please any advise would be appreciated.

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300 and 400ex

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the kids are 12 and 13, i don't think u want a 12 or 13 year old to be riding a 400Ex as his first atv. a 300 would be by far enuf power for the 13 year old. my first atv was a little lt-80 but that was at the age of 4 or 5 by the time i was 12 or 13 i was riding the kaw bayou 220, very nice quad to start off with if u want to do a little work and rec. riding

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2002, 01:15 AM
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I'm thinking of the Honda 250EX , its a 250cc four stroke (so its not a hot rod, yet it has power enough for an adult)
It has an electric starter, It has reverse, and for the beginner, it has an automatic clutch, It is a Honda four stroke so it has one of the BEST track records for dependability that there is!!! Good luck with your decision

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have them learn w/ a manual clutch. 300ex for the older 1 and a or maybe a blaster

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I am thinking the Yamaha Blaster or the Honda 250EX...They are both good machines, I like the blaster because for an adult...it is light enough where you can throw it around and enjoy it a bit as well...yet it is easy for a kid to ride....hell I am 6'1" 300 pounds and we have one that I love to ride occasionally....pulling wheelies and riding them forever is easy as pie


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Honda 250EX all the way.


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Here's a new idea...since you said you wanted something to use both for work & for pleasure, why not think about a utility quad for the former and a sport quad for the latter? The boys could then change off as they wished or as the occasion demands. If you're pretty much sold on the
suzuki as a utility, you might want to think more about the 250 rather than the 160. The 250 has the same tranny options as the 300 King Quad..that is a 5 spd tranny with two sub trannys, differential lock, 2 or 4 w.d., an ideal work horse.
As for the sport question, I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Warrior, a proven design & a 4 stroke.
depending on the boys' size it should be quite tractable and with the throttle limiter, could be adjusted to their skill level to start with. Another benifit would be to the old man as a fun ride when the work is done.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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utility quads have too much stuff to break on them

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I would go for the 250EX, as I bought a 300EX for my 11 year old and it didn`t take long for me figure out that with the manual trans. combined with the spirited throttle it doesn`t take a big mistake to end up on your back side. You might even consider a Polairs Trailblazer(250) or Trailboss(325).These are fully automatic quads that are real fun. That what i decided on for my son(Trailblazer 250) I`m about 5`10" @275 lbs and this quad works real well with me on it.There`s my 2 cents worth.

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