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Old 06-22-2007, 04:11 PM   #1
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Ok, I just turned 16, but dont really want a car that bad, cause for the most part, if I need to, I can drive one of my parents cars. I would like ot get a four-wheeler tho. I might be able to convince my parents to help pay for one, but I doubt it. Anyway, I dont have much, $1300 currently, but could get more. My friend looked on IAAI, and couldnt find anything. I have been looking on ebay, and found a raptor 660 for $2000, but it had some minor problems, but still rideable. I also found a YFZ 450 for $810 so far, but it has an oil leak, which I dont know how bad that i. I would like to get a YFZ450, because they are supposed to be fast, and my nieghbor has a track that I can ride at for free, or I can ride my own trails, but I just dont have much money... So, does anyone know where I could find one that is crashed or something? My friend said that if I found one that is crashed, sometimes its only the fenders or something that needs to be replaced, but I dont know where to look at all. Northwest Hareld classifieds are not great, but if there was an online classified site that someone knows of that would be great too. Or if someone could help me pick out a fast but good ATV that would be good too. I would prefer honda or yamaha, but other brands are good too.

For a short time I was thinking of getting a YZ125 or CR125, but my friend talked me out of it, cause I live in a wooded area, and my trails would be better for ATVs. But the dirtbikes are so much cheaper! lol. But my friend is right, plus, I have ridden a rancher, but have not ridden much with clutch, only a 400ex twice, and I think learning clutch would be easier on an ATV than a dirtbike.
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Craigslist.org

Look under the city closest to where you live and you can post a wanted ad for a crashed ATV, or browse the listings and see if you find one you like.
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Yamaha Banshee.
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Ok, I'll look into the banshee more. Do you guys think the banshee is about evn with a 400ex? Cause once the farmers fields are empty I wanna drag race my friend on his 400ex if I can. Although I reallllly want a raptor, if I cant get a raptor, the banshee would be a good one too.
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I don't know too much about Banshees, but they are beasts. The guy down the street has a couple and they will pull wheelies in 3rd.
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:06 AM   #6
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Oh yeah, of course, lol. I just dont know if getting a 4-wheeler is a good thing now, as I will be going to college soon, and should be saving for that. But how much do you think a quad would depreciaate in price over 2-3 years?
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Ok, I just turned 16, but dont really want a car that bad, cause for the most part, if I need to, I can drive one of my parents cars. I would like ot get a four-wheeler tho. I might be able to convince my parents to help pay for one, but I doubt it. Anyway, I dont have much, $1300 currently, but could get more. My friend looked on IAAI, and couldnt find anything. I have been looking on ebay, and found a raptor 660 for $2000, but it had some minor problems, but still rideable. I also found a YFZ 450 for $810 so far, but it has an oil leak, which I dont know how bad that i. I would like to get a YFZ450, because they are supposed to be fast, and my nieghbor has a track that I can ride at for free, or I can ride my own trails, but I just dont have much money... So, does anyone know where I could find one that is crashed or something? My friend said that if I found one that is crashed, sometimes its only the fenders or something that needs to be replaced, but I dont know where to look at all. Northwest Hareld classifieds are not great, but if there was an online classified site that someone knows of that would be great too. Or if someone could help me pick out a fast but good ATV that would be good too. I would prefer honda or yamaha, but other brands are good too.

For a short time I was thinking of getting a YZ125 or CR125, but my friend talked me out of it, cause I live in a wooded area, and my trails would be better for ATVs. But the dirtbikes are so much cheaper! lol. But my friend is right, plus, I have ridden a rancher, but have not ridden much with clutch, only a 400ex twice, and I think learning clutch would be easier on an ATV than a dirtbike.
I see you are 16, are you old enough & big enough ride one of these?. if you're slightly built, forget it my cousin's boy the same age as you rode his off track & skidded on some mud, ended up in hospital, after eight weeks & four operations he now has a pemanent limp, his 660 landed on top of him & fractured his hip, he has eight stainless bolts, so be very careful, you might think of a lighter model, less powerful.
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I agree with Brookfield, I rode my buddies 660 which he had perfomance modified, and it came damn close to the performance of my 07 700.

Don't be stupid and want to go big, It's not worth it.

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thats a nice one. Yeah I am old enough. I have ridden my friends 400ex before, and that goes almost as fast as a raptor, maybe 10-15mph slower. But I wouldnt be taking it too tracks and all that, just the one accross the road, once I was used to it. My friend said not to get a banshee, because they are 2-stroke, and will need rebuilding sometime.
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I see you are 16, are you old enough & big enough ride one of these?. if you're slightly built, forget it my cousin's boy the same age as you rode his off track & skidded on some mud, ended up in hospital, after eight weeks & four operations he now has a pemanent limp, his 660 landed on top of him & fractured his hip, he has eight stainless bolts, so be very careful, you might think of a lighter model, less powerful.
Listen to American Sensei, I know him, he's 25 & has a top job, he relaxs by riding that beast [vrooom, vrooooom] when he comes off duty, we're only looking after your welfare
May I ask, do your parents know what you're intending to get?
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I want a four-wheeler. Nothing fast, just something to be able to take with us when we go camping. I don't plan on doing any tricks or anything, I'll probably use it for mainly offroad stuff and not racing. They're so cool

P.S. Americansensei, nice quad!
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I would go for the Yamaha YFZ450. There really nice.


Edit: I saw you said maybe about a 125 bike. Well I have a 2005 Yamaha YZ125 and it's really nice. I would def. get that over the honda. I really like my bike. I'll post pics if you want me to.
It's got black excel rims, there nice as hell!
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OK, discounting American Sensei & myself for obvious reasons, the age range in this thread is 16 - 17, [I'm guessing that cabbspapp is around that age too] now this isn't a lecture, it's just me giving my opinion, & that is that you are all really too young to own & ride ths type of machine.
Now you can tell me to stuff my opinion, but look what happened to my relation, he is very depressed, he thinks that girls won't want t date him, & the school calls him gimpy.
So guys think long & hard, have patience, it won't be that long before you're 20 - 21, then if the fad hasn't worn off, go forth with your wallets & get one!!
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You're right. I fall under there
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We are old enough. My friend has been riding since he was 4. People ride at much younger ages. Sure some people get hurt, my sorta friend from school had 2 broken arms at the biggining of the year, now he has screws going through his wrist because he broke it again. For him, it just makes it hard to twist the throttle, thats the only thing holding him back from motorcross. My other friend, races, and he is good, some people say he could go pro. One my good friend's dad rolled his ATV and broke his colar bone, and popped his shoulder out. I have seen people leaving the track on strechers with neck braces and all kinds of crazy stuff. Trust me, I've seen what can happen, if you are stupid... Don't do what you know you can't, I want to get comfartable on the ATV, than maybe take it too the track with just my friend, and only roll over the jumps and than maybe start jumping it a bit, but I will never race it, but taking it too the sand dunes, now that would be awsome....
I was interested in a YZ125, but I have changed my mind on that, I could get a lot more use out of a 4-wheeler.
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We are old enough. My friend has been riding since he was 4. People ride at much younger ages. Sure some people get hurt, my sorta friend from school had 2 broken arms at the biggining of the year, now he has screws going through his wrist because he broke it again. For him, it just makes it hard to twist the throttle, thats the only thing holding him back from motorcross. My other friend, races, and he is good, some people say he could go pro. One my good friend's dad rolled his ATV and broke his colar bone, and popped his shoulder out. I have seen people leaving the track on strechers with neck braces and all kinds of crazy stuff. Trust me, I've seen what can happen, if you are stupid... Don't do what you know you can't, I want to get comfartable on the ATV, than maybe take it too the track with just my friend, and only roll over the jumps and than maybe start jumping it a bit, but I will never race it, but taking it too the sand dunes, now that would be awsome....
I was interested in a YZ125, but I have changed my mind on that, I could get a lot more use out of a 4-wheeler.
Ye gods, well, as you say, you know the risk, when I was in my twenties I had several big bikes, there was a Norton Dominater, a Triumph Bonneville & a Vincent Black Shadow etc, I had the VBS up to 130mph on a long straight stretch of road 4 miles long, at that speed I was at the end in a matter of minutes, crazy days, crazy days, then you didn't have to wear a crash helmet!!, I did though, came off twice in five years but only bad bruises, these days I can't ride a push-bike even, ah well, happy days!
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OK, discounting American Sensei & myself for obvious reasons, the age range in this thread is 16 - 17, [I'm guessing that cabbspapp is around that age too] now this isn't a lecture, it's just me giving my opinion, & that is that you are all really too young to own & ride ths type of machine.
Now you can tell me to stuff my opinion, but look what happened to my relation, he is very depressed, he thinks that girls won't want t date him, & the school calls him gimpy.
So guys think long & hard, have patience, it won't be that long before you're 20 - 21, then if the fad hasn't worn off, go forth with your wallets & get one!!
I agree with you on that by about 50%. Some people are not old enough in maturity to have one. I still don't think a lot of 16 year olds should be on the road because some tend to drive like maniacs. It all depends on the person. I think I'm old enough to own one and could handle it, I'm not one to screw around when it comes to something that could injure me such as an ATV. I'm not one to ride without a helmet or proper gear, or drive 80MPH and to fancy tricks and stuff.
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yeah, if I go fast it will be in a wide open area, that I am comfortable riding at.
To brookfield, motorcycles, I want one, but I know those are the kinda thing that can get you killed, for one, the areas you drive motorcycles, are streets, and there is other treaffic.
Would you guys say, dirtbikes or four-wheelers are more dangerous?
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yeah, if I go fast it will be in a wide open area, that I am comfortable riding at.
To brookfield, motorcycles, I want one, but I know those are the kinda thing that can get you killed, for one, the areas you drive motorcycles, are streets, and there is other treaffic.
Would you guys say, dirtbikes or four-wheelers are more dangerous?
I'd say dirtbikes, although I guess they could both be equally dangerous if you weigh the pros and cons and get really detailed about it.
As for me, in my area there's really nothing around me. The road in front of our house doesn't really see any cars, and the town I'm in is only 500 people. There are tons of dirt roads and open areas to ride quads and dirtbikes
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Either can be equally dangerous, but a quad falling on you will hurt more than a bike.
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