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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2000, 06:24 PM
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what to buy???

Ok its time for me to get a quad what to buy?? I mainly ride trail and mud boggin very little sand or track i weigh 230 lbs ( ineed to lose weight ) i have narrowed it down to Yamaha Warrior / Yamaha Wolverine / Honda 400 ex / Honda 300ex wish one do you think is best or do you have a better one in mind??

Thx for your help Nigel


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2000, 10:54 PM
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I would go for the 400ex, the 300ex is a little small. I'm not familiar with the Yamaha's. I've really enjoyed my 400.

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nice pic. cool air. cool edge a.

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on those choices i would go with one of the hondas. i have a 350. and it is bad to the bone. but i would go with the 400.

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I'VE RIDEN ALL THOSE MACHINES EXCEPT THE WOLVERINE. 400EX IS THE MACHINE OF CHOICE. IT IS MORE EXSPENSIVE, BUT TRUST ME YOU GET WHAT PAY FOR. IT IS THE MOST POWERFUL - HAS THE BEST SUSPENSION - THIS MACHINE MAKES EVERY RIDER FELL LIKE PRO - I'M NOT TALKING IT UP BECAUSE I RIDE ONE EITHER. THIS MACHINE IS THE BEST,HANDS DOWN. ADD A BIG GUN AND JET IT WITH K&N POWER KIT AND YOU WONT BE REPLACING FRONT TIRES VERY OFTEN!!

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400 ex are ok but better take some extra gas if you own one because when you ramp or willie gas runs out the over flow, don't take long before your on empty If you want a real mud machine and something that will outrun
a 300ex you need to buy a grizzly,and the jump just as smooth as a 400ex

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I personally think the warrior is a machine that is nice. I am not fond of the 400EX, it is overhyped in my eyes. I am a banshee man and I do like the warrior. The 400EX was not what I was made to believe it to be. Yamaha is my choice.


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Sunday 4 of us went riding. One had a 96 yamaha Warrior, another a 98 banshee, I had a 86 Honda 250R, and a Brand new 400ex(he just bought it Friday).

We rode for about 5 (hard) hours on old hunting roads. Alot of washouts and plenty of tariff rows to jump. We rode on about 30,000 acres. We all traded rides throughout the ride. It would not take long for whoever was on the warrior to say LETS TRADE. It was simply the slowest, least suspended quad.

On a backroad (asphalt) we lined them up. The 250R,Banshee and 400ex run neck to neck until the 250R and Banshee hit 6th gear. The warrior was flat out no match.

The weights of the riders were 170-180,205,210,230-240 respectfully to the Warrior banshee 250R 400ex.

As someone stated above the 400ex is forgiving, making anyone look like a pro. This is so true. The guy was keeping up with the 250R and Banshee on the trails and this is his 1st fourwheeler. Everyone agreed that the 400ex had the best supspension.
Whenever you killed the Banshee it would take 15-20 kicks to fire it up. The Warrior in one spot (slow riding in woods) ran hot and would sputter and die. May have something to do with 2 rebuilds and his 2nd carb. The Hondas didn't miss a lick.

Fuel mileage: the 250R and Banshee used about a tank and 3/4 the 400ex about 3/4 of a tank, the warrior almost one tank. The fourstrokes get alot better mileage.

Final notes: Both me and the Banshee rider would not trade ours for a 400ex (we are 2-stroke guys) but we respect a 400 fourstroke keeping up with a 350 twin cylinder 2stroke. The guy on the warrior said his next would be a Honda 400ex.

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If you want to do any serious mud riding you may want to check into a Honda or Suzuki 4x4. They are not faster or sportier but they have superior sealed brakes and bearings. 3-6 months is the norm on bearings and brakes on a yamaha around here. We do serious mud riding South MS LA swamps. Snorkel intakes bigfoot kits etc. Most people use Foreman 400 and 450s in the mud.

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