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This last weekend, I went riding with some friends and some others that I'd not ridden with for quite a time. One of the people that I'd not seen for a while had a Raptor. We spent quite a bit of time trying to get his quad to run decently. He'd abused it so much that it ran like crap... when he could start it. We had to blow out his jets and clear his breather tube and it still ran shitty. It seems that he'd also been running without an air filter for some time and all the crap that got sucked up into his motor left it without much in the way of compression. I took my tow strap with me when he rode with us because we didn't know if he'd make it or not. His 9yo son had to tow him back to camp because it stalled and wouldn't start. That's what got us working on his quad in the first place. It's just sad to see someone treat their quad that way. He wasn't running with an air filter because something broke... filter cage or clamp or something... I didn't look to see. So instead of repairing the air filer stuff, he now needs to rebuilt his motor. :confused:

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my filter fell off my recon once it flowed so much better that it ran so lean that it stalled.
 

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I would much rather lose a couple seconds in a race than wreck a motor. I am much more responsible than that. I cant even imagine.:disgust:
 

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Maybe I am just anal but I take good care of my possessions. I feel that if I take care of my stuff that It will take care of me. That is just how I am.
 

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Its called stupidity and not caring about anything but themselves I am a hard ass because i have no sympathy for some one who treat their equipment like that
 

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Just goes to show people with hondas care for their bikes. also shows that their bikes care for them
I got news for ya..its got nothing to do with what brand of bike you own, its called taking care of what you have, which is why I am anal with maintanence, oil change and so on, I plan on having this bike for quite some time.
 

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Yea...really, do you honestly believe that all and only honda owners take care of their equipment? if so...you are naive.
 

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It really has nothing to do with what brand of quad you ride. You gotta take care of it and it will take care of you. It's sad to see someone treat ANY quad like he treated his. But, it gets worse... all the quads in his group were just about in the same condition. His group consisted of his little family... brother, wife, kids, cousins, kids of brother, kids of cousins... I stopped counting the kids at 12. 6 quads over 450cc and 2 smaller quads. And all of them beat to hell.
I don't know if I'm wrong, but I choose to ride with just my regular riding buddy rather than any of them because I knew that he could ride fast and would not have a break down in the middle of a ride. BTW - Pics from that ride are in "Stonyford OHV (ride review)" in the "Recreational Riding Info" section.

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That kind of situation sucks for everybody because the group had to work on his quad so no one had fun while that happned. His son didn't get to have fun. In my opnion why even go if you're going out there with a some POS that you ran into the ground. That's a good way to never get asked to go riding again if you ask me.
Well I kind of agree. There have been a couple of bikes that I have owned that weren't in the best condition but they were like that before I bought them. I had a KX that would break down almost every time I rode it. Something with the Stator. I used to buy them by the pair. But, this xx is the first new bike I have ever owned so I am going to take care of it just like anything else that I own. So, all I am saying is that maybe they could not afford a new bike and had to buy a beat up rat. Just a thought.
 

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So, all I am saying is that maybe they could not afford a new bike and had to buy a beat up rat. Just a thought.
You could be right...but that still does not excuse not using an air filter, if you can't afford an air filter, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities and should not have bought the bike in the first place.
 

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Well I kind of agree. There have been a couple of bikes that I have owned that weren't in the best condition but they were like that before I bought them. I had a KX that would break down almost every time I rode it. Something with the Stator. I used to buy them by the pair. But, this xx is the first new bike I have ever owned so I am going to take care of it just like anything else that I own. So, all I am saying is that maybe they could not afford a new bike and had to buy a beat up rat. Just a thought.
I understand where you're coming from - my last quad was a used quad as well. I wouldn't go riding though unless I did everything I could to make sure that I got back on my own. I understand that you can't account for everything and shit is gonna happen, but the example that roadkill gave would be what I was gearing my post towards; somone who runs their shit into the ground and makes the ride suck for everyone else.



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I got news for ya..its got nothing to do with what brand of bike you own, its called taking care of what you have, which is why I am anal with maintanence, oil change and so on, I plan on having this bike for quite some time.
I 2nd that, anyone who want's to pretend they have the superior brand is really just scared of what else might spank there a$$ out on the trail.
 
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