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got to finally go riding yesterday. the 700 is pretty smooth for us old guys, the gearing sucks! you`d think mickey and Donald came up w/ it ! didn`t have much trouble roosting in the sand(more judgement on that later). throttle is very touchy, thumb throttle sucks "like all Hondas to me!" the suzukis never felt that way to me. my boys 450 quadracer didn`t feel that way either. the thing bump steers like an old quadracer! a front end alignment may help that a small amount tho, the toe in is way off from the factory, according to automobile specs any way. what are you guys running for toe in ? read on here some where that someone said 1/16" to 1/8" toe in like a car, will try it to see if it helps my bike is pretty much cherry except for the 2 brothers slip on. and my front mud flaps( front only- which held up well. and don`t look bad so far. still don`t know if someone my age needs a better sway bar (future judgement on that too). all suggestions and comments wecome---bob
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Oiy your right about the mud. With all the rain I've been getting my property is more for mud drags than trail riding. I've found the throttle to be too responsive, kind of alot or none is my observation, makes it tough to get a smooth take off. JM2C. I havent seen your pics for the front fenders can you pm me with them? [email protected] thanks

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Oiy your right about the mud. With all the rain I've been getting my property is more for mud drags than trail riding. I've found the throttle to be too responsive, kind of alot or none is my observation, makes it tough to get a smooth take off. JM2C. I havent seen your pics for the front fenders can you pm me with them? [email protected] thanks
will have to take some
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The throttle is really light, you definitely shouldn't have problems with getting a sore thumb from riding all day but I never have problems keeping a steady rpm though. I don't know what my toe adjustment is but I haven't had problems with bump steer either. The clutch pull is another thing I really love as well, Honda does a great job building comfortable quads that is for sure.
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The throttle is really light, you definitely shouldn't have problems with getting a sore thumb from riding all day but I never have problems keeping a steady rpm though. I don't know what my toe adjustment is but I haven't had problems with bump steer either. The clutch pull is another thing I really love as well, Honda does a great job building comfortable quads that is for sure.
throttle is too light, and the ergonomics of it suck. I don`t believe anyone could hold the throttle steady while taking whoops at speed. I loosened the screws and rolled it further back under the bars twice. still don`t like it tho. still thinking about trying to find a real nice 500 quadracer to trade it for. the 500 power is real torquey for a 2 stroke, and has a higher top end than anything else, until you really get into souping them up, then it`s a banshee, but their low end sucks! if the 500 had decent suspension, and wasn`t kick start, I already would have done it!
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Everything you are talking about is personal preference, I can find flaws with the quad just like I can with any other quad but I will disagree about the throttle and ergonomics. If you want a quad with a stuff throttle then buy a Yamaha YFZ 450, I have never seen someone complain about a throttle being too easy before. The Suzuki 500 is a very powerful quad but power is the only thing it will have over a 700xx.
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I also find the 700xx very comfortable and have no problems with the throttle at all. Could be a cable issue. I was able to ride an LT500 back when it first came out, I believe in 87. Yes, I am old. If I recall correctly, it felt really wide, but was very stable. I also recall that while the 2 banger was strong, it was predictable, smooth, and had no surprises. Unlike other 2 strokes I have ridden. I also do not remember the Quadzilla being any faster acceleration wise. Top end is a different story.

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I also find the 700xx very comfortable and have no problems with the throttle at all. Could be a cable issue. I was able to ride an LT500 back when it first came out, I believe in 87. Yes, I am old. If I recall correctly, it felt really wide, but was very stable. I also recall that while the 2 banger was strong, it was predictable, smooth, and had no surprises. Unlike other 2 strokes I have ridden. I also do not remember the Quadzilla being any faster acceleration wise. Top end is a different story.
to each his own. probably will try a twist throttle on mine.
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Twist throttle? On this thing?

That's a big Negative, Ghost Rider. No way would I even think to try taking this through the $h!t I ride with a twist throttle.

Also, there are umteen million companies that make aftermarket thumb throttles that will fit.
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