Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Monticello, KY
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Here's the deal......
I've been mildly interested in the 700XX ever since they came out. I ride trails in the hills of southern KY which consist of a variety of conditions including hard pack, muddy, sandy, rocky, smooth as a highway and everything in between those conditions. I ride an '05 450R with stock tires for these rides and am very pleased with the performance. It also has the HRC kit. My favorite part of the 450R is how it climbs hills around here. I'm 6'3" and around 240lbs and this thing climbs like a billy goat for me. I love the stability and the way I can man handle it when need be.
Last week, a work associate that trail rides as well called me and told me of a place that has the leftover '08 700XX's for $4285. Since I haven't been looking for a new quad, I had no idea a brand new ones are going that cheap.
Long story short, a guy has agreed to buy my 450R if I choose to sell it.
Does the 08 have any issues to worry about?
How will it fit a guy my size?
The XX will sit you better than the 450
How much different will it be on the trails?
Handles and rides much better, Slight front end push with stock tires
And probably my biggest concern.....how is it climbing hills and how stable is it coming over after you've climbed a knarly hill?
It's just as stable as any other quad
All of this is of course compared to an HRC kit equipped 450R with a 13 tooth sprocket with stock tires.