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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2003, 10:48 AM
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Banshee on the trail?

Banshee owners please let me know how your Banshee is on trails. I know they are great in the dunes and on the track, but I want to be able to putt down the trail with the kids.
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Re: Banshee on the trail?

I don't have a Banshee, but noticed no Banshee owners have responded yet (maybe too soon) but I would think the Banshee might not be quite what your looking for right now (I've never heard any banshee owners brag about puttingg around the trails with their kids) lol . from what I've heard and read the Banshee is all about GO, being a 2 stroke twin, most magazines say it is lacking in power at low rev's(at least when stock), and isn't really that happy unless it's busy making that awesome wailing sound. I would probably look for either a Z400, Raptor, or even a good ole 400ex givin the desire to be able to putt around without problems, otherwise your quite possibly going to find yourself riding for a few minutes, then waiting for everybody to catch up lol. another thing to remember when looking for a trail quad, is 2 strokes do not like to climb any hills if you let the engine fall off the powerband, they stall really easily if you do,and 4 strokes generally make better trail quads because of the smoother power which helps a lot with traction. hope some Banshee owners out there can give you their honest opinions, but surely a few might say it's the perfect do anything ride. (we all seem to love our current toys) I have a Honda 250r, nice and fast,good all around quad, but still not the best quad for everything
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Re: Banshee on the trail?

the banshee is not for putting on the trails with the kids it is for all out shredding and demands constant throttle
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I agree but if you dont have a choice by all means ride the banshee, when i rode mine on the trails i still had fun but i had to work the clutch alot [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: Banshee on the trail?

Hey guys thanks for the input! Around 75% of the time I am playing in the dunes or riding on a cross country track, but I do not want a Banshee if the time I ride with my wife and kids is going to be miserable. Well then again It is only 25% of the time, and the rest of the time will be much better than my 99 Warrior. Keep the info coming.
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Re: Banshee on the trail?

I own both bikes, and they are both modified to the hilt. The banshee is easy to trail ride, finnally got to do some tight trails on mine. You just have to clean it out every once in a while. I also trail ride a cr 125. You will get used to riding a higher rpm motor after a little while. Your clutch hand will get a workout, but it's not really that big of a deal. A twist throttle will make things easier for you on the banshee. And if you want more low end, get some dyno port 2 into 1 pipes, get your head milled, and run boyesen rad valves. I am looking into different pipes for mine, but my shee has a lot more power everywhere compared to the stocker, low end included.
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