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post #1 of 13 Old 04-11-2011, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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My 700xx isn't a virgin anymore!

I've had my 700xx for about a month and a half now, and this past weekend I was finally able to get it out on some trails (Ballinger Canyon OHV, Ca) and experience all this hype I keep reading about and... OMFG!!! I damn near needed to put on a rubber while riding. I've been riding sport quads for nearly 15 years (300ex and 400ex) on south eastern Ohio trails (woods and hills, gets technical at times). My Dad bought the 300ex in 1993 and when I was ten in 1995, I started riding it and eventually bought it off him. The 300ex is 18yrs old and it sits on the trailer next to the 700xx now, so Honda has proven to me they can build some reliable toys. It has been flipped and rolled more times than I can count, and still runs and looks awesome. This was my first time at Ballinger too so I didn't know what kind of trails to expect or how I will like IRS and the 150 extra pounds of bike. About one minute into my ride, I was on cloud nine! The suspension is awesome! The trails were anything but smooth, I was in 2nd or 3rd gear the entire time. But I was laughing at how much of the whoops and bumps were being soaked up by the suspension. On my 300ex, I would have been tossed left and right as well as up and down. The 700xx, it was dead on straight soaking up all the bumps. And the power, omg the power I haven't done the big 3, but understand that I came from a 300ex (full exhaust, rev lim, re-jet, air filter, 13t sprocket). The power was smooth and instant, when ever a whoop came up, just a small blip of the throttle and up comes front wheels to clear it, no effort. Now, I am pretty sore two laters, but that's just bc it's been 8-9 months since I last rode and I was chasing 3 dirt bikes (two 450's and one 250 two stroke) for 4-5 hrs on rough trails... it's tough keeping up with them since they can dodge the whoops and everything, but I wasn't fatigued at all. And I wasn't going easy, I was trying my best to keep up. A couple more trips and my shoulders and back will be conditioned enough to not be sore.

But I just wanted to share my excitement for I am no longer a virgin to the 700xx. I told me gf after I went riding Saturday, "With this 700, I don't need a gf!"... she didn't find it funny lol, and after reading it on my screen its not something I should have told my gf , maybe just my buddies lol.

Other than aluminum skid plates, my 700xx is bone stock. A 13t sprocket might be the only upgrade I will do to it in the near future. Once I log some time on the quad, and we get to know each other better, then the upgrades will come!

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Sounds like another happy XX owner! Now that you've popped her cherry. Your gonna wanna ride 24/7!
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You're not kidding!! I'm like a high school boy who just got laid his first time, it's all I can think about and I wanna to do it again right away, lol. If I can get my 300ex running right, it won't be hard to find a riding partner since they can ride it.
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A short video of me going down a trail, my buddy on the KTM450 was amazed on how the suspension was working so well

http://www.youtube.com/user/dyharmon.../1/q_dtTttSv-U
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Cool video. Let me know if you ever make it out to the dunes and I will try to meet up.

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Cool Video, where's that taken, is it near Escondido, been told there are allot of trails in that area. Will be in Murrieta this weekend for a week and am hoping to take my buddy's 400EX out if possible but I doubt that he has paid for the registration since 06.

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Cool video. Let me know if you ever make it out to the dunes and I will try to meet up.
Will do! You mean Glantis right? Or Pismo?
What paddle tires do you run? I'm looking to buying a tire/rim combo dedicated to dunes but I'm not sure what works with our bolt pattern and doesn't push the width out an un-godly amount. I don't think they make paddles for 11" rims.

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Cool Video, where's that taken, is it near Escondido, been told there are allot of trails in that area. Will be in Murrieta this weekend for a week and am hoping to take my buddy's 400EX out if possible but I doubt that he has paid for the registration since 06.
This was taken on Trail #40 at Ballinger Canyon OHV in California (Between Santa Maria and Bakersfield). I've never been down south to ride, although I heard San Bernardino has some amazing quad and Jeep trails. Registration can be a bitch, I won't be surprised if they start requiring smog test for off-road vehicles in a few years.
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LMAO! We are talking about CA, Hell! I'm surprise they haven't come out with a law against farting/burping in public. Can't understand why they are so against fresh air since their head are so high in altitude!!

Think most of the guys are using 10" wheels for paddles.

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Will do! You mean Glantis right? Or Pismo?
What paddle tires do you run? I'm looking to buying a tire/rim combo dedicated to dunes but I'm not sure what works with our bolt pattern and doesn't push the width out an un-godly amount. I don't think they make paddles for 11" rims.

Glamis, Dumont, or Pismo just let me know (dune season in SoCal is pretty much over, it’s going to be 98 in Glamis this weekend) I run 10" Douglas wheels and Skat Trak paddles. IMO one the best all around tires for the dunes is Skat Trak Edge (22X11X10 7 paddle would probably be best for your XX), they are a nice V paddle. Skats are a little pricey if you are not going to go out to the dunes much so you may want to talk to some of the other guys on the forum to see what’s working for them.

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