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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2001, 09:22 PM
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Helping a Friend Decide...

Hey guys, i am trying to help a friend decide on which quad to get. He wants a four stroke sport quad...must have eletric start and reverse. he wants to ride on mountain log roads and fire roads and in the woods, hence why he wants a four stroke. he also wants to get into some local AMA MX racing (in the four stroke class) with it as well, hence why he wants a sport quad. i immediatly suggested a Raptor (of course) but he doesnt want to buy brand new, he wants to look around and found a good used ride. so whats the other options that fit his needs? he was thinking something like a Yamaha Warrior, but neither I nor him have rode one, so i dont know what there speed on the track is going to be like. what about the Polaris Scrambler 500? these are the 3 that come to my mind, is there any others? anyone ride any of these and care to give me your opinion on them? thanks a bunch guys.

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i wouldnt suggest a scrambler they are too heavy but the warrior is a nice ride it has good power and it is very reliable i dont know how it does on the track but it is great it the woods

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I recommend the Raptor (of course) but if your friend doesnt want a new one, with your options your better off with the Warrior,It can be pumped up to be a real fast bike, or the other option that comes to mind (without reverse ) is the Honda 400 EX , but if it were me I would'nt even consider the Polairis Its too heavy

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Re: Helping a Friend Decide...

thanks guys for the opinions. are the Scramblers really that heavy? they look so nimble. i had totally forgotten about the 400ex's. i wish he would get a Raptor, that way i could ride his! :-) i dont know why reverse is so important to him, i guess in case he gets in a tight situation in the woods. anyone else out there have an opinion? anyone else out there ride the Warrior on the MX tracks? thanks a bunch.

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Re: Helping a Friend Decide...

OK first off you stated he wanted a "performance quad"...well the polaris is FAR from a performance quad...If he wants to be competitive...either go raptor of warrior...the 400EX so far has not proven to be very impressive from what i have seen...

I have ridden the 400EX, the warrior, the banshee, the blaster, and a few polaris machines....I go strictly yamaha...

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2001, 06:26 PM
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thanks Airborn...i think he has decided to go with a Warrior. have you ridden a Warrior on a MX track? do they jump well? the only quad that he (or myself for that matter) has ever jumped on a MX track is my Quadracer. how will they compare? thanks for any help.

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Re: Helping a Friend Decide...

The warrior and the raptor ride very well on MX tracks...You will most likely want to make some mods to it...especially tires if they are still stocker tires...a pipe will also make a big diff...let me know what you get and between the gang here we can point you in a good direction for mods...

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post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 11:15 AM
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thanks to everyone, my buddy got him a Warrior. its a '00 model, got it from a guy who was wanting a Banshee. i think he got in it for about $3500, which i didnt think was to bad. he's got me liking it so much i want one now!

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