Re: what sport quad to get
I never claimed to be an expert on the Raptor. I'll be nice & call it by its proper name although it does'nt deserve it. All I know is mine failed immediately on its first ride after a short test ride the previous day, when it seemed ok.By the way I'm 43 years old, been riding dirt bikes for about 33,before they were known as dirt bikes.And yes,I'm the third owner of a 2 year old machine,but my complaint is about the quality of a series of those gears and the many related failures. I believe it is safe to say if you are considering purchasing an '01 machine,offer the seller $1200 OR SO LESS TO ALLOW FOR TRANSMISSION UPDATE!,if it has'nt had it done allready. I realize everything in its first year of production has problems, but major drivetrain failures are relatively rare among the manufacturers. And when they do have one, most upstanding companies actually want to keep their customers for a future sale, and try to resolve the problem.It would be interesting to know the number of trans. failures. I'll bet it was in the hundreds, because I've heard of dozens just on the west coast,via the internet,magazine write ins by owners & by talking to a few big shops,such as San Jose Yamaha-they've all seen the same failure-mostly last year and before.Why does Sam Coe have to build special gears for it?