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\'87 Yamaha Big Bear

Does anyone know details of this machine? What has Yamaha changed? There is one for sale near me and I want to know if it is worth spending 2k on.
 
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Re: \'87 Yamaha Big Bear

well alot has changed on the Bigbear since 87...a 87 is one of the 1st Bigbears I believe then in the early 90s they updated them they were a good solid machine but lacked suspension travel and ground clearence...then in 96 Yamaha came out with a new version of the BigBear wich was a awsome machine it was still a 350 but now looked better rode bettter and handled alot better plus the 350 now had alot of the same parts as the wolverine...the 96-99 models had 5.9 suspension travel and 9.6 ground clearence...the 87-96 was like 3.9 suspension travel and 6.8 ground clearence...now for the 2000 year the Bigbear is a 400 with the same engine as the old kodiac but it still has the same suspension as the 96-99 Bigbears...but anyway just a little info on what has changed since the 87 models...but if the 87 your looking at is a 4x4 and is in good shape its well worth 2000 as long is its been maintained good and hasnt been beat to hard it should last a good long time and will be a great work machine and will also go just about anywhere you want it to...but anyway good luck and I think through past experiance the BigBear is a great machine and I would go for it...
 
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Re: \'87 Yamaha Big Bear

Personally I wouldnt touch it. My dad has an 88 Big Bear. For the type of riding we do (actually the trail we ride is very narrow and rough- requires alot of suspension that 87 Big Bears lack). But, it is a very reliable machine. Goes forever. If you arent going to be doing hardcore atving it would probably be fine. But the 87 lacks power and does not have adequate suspension in my opinion.
 
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