Possibly looking to buy, can't decide
Hey ya'll, current '03 400ex owner that's trying to figure out what to do for next year.
My 400ex is stock other than a few cosmetic deals (plastic, wheels, paint etc.) And I mostly use it for street use anymore (get from my house to campus for classes) I'm trying to figure if I want to go the way I started planing last year and rebuild the whole quad with a street bike engine setting it up for street only use, but I do like my trail ridding when I get the chance. I was also thinking of selling it or giving it to my younger brother.
I do currently have plans to either buy a 2010 Camaro next spring, or buy an SL-R kit and build that with a Eco-Tec engine so I may just pass on the ridding for a few years but I know if I do that I might not ever get back into ridding quads.
I would like some opinions on the 700xx as I am 6'8" and will be going to the dealer here in the next few days to see if they've got on and will let me sit on it. Last dealer I visited with a 700xx had a no touch sign on the seat like it was a $500k+ car.
Anyone ride on the street at all? How does the stock setup handle the pavement? I love sliding around street corners with the 400ex, but don't know if I'd ever try sliding with the 700xx.
How about the aftermarket? Is it picking up at all suspension wise? I think I'd probably like to lower and widen the quad for use on the street but not so much that I wouldn't be able to take it out in a quads more natural environment.
What about price wise? What's been paid and what should be the expected price?
Street license requirements for Wyoming are easy to meet so that should be easy enough so no worries about that.
For fun, if you were in my position; college student being paid to go to school (scholarships not parents), in the market for a new toy ('06 Monte and '03 400ex getting old), can easily make ~$15k as summer and a little over $3k over Christmas and makes enough a month to cover rent with a little extra left over, what would you do?
I'm not going to be buying anything this year but rather wait until spring '10 to do whatever I decide on.
So far I've got the 2010 2SS/RS Camaro, SL-R exo car kit, new or rebuilt quad, or I could just spend the money on household stuff like some nice furniture/tv/audio.
'Course I may just end up saving the money for use when I get out of college.
Any opinions are welcome.
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