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post #1 of 8 Old 11-14-2013, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Need help deciding if this quad is right for me.

I am a 33 year old veteran rider that has ridden Honda's my whole life. From atc 110 to 250r and trx250x to my now 86 trx250r.

I love my R but want to compete with the big boys without having to ride it like I stole it 100% of the time for it to feel right. Also, I will likely be keeping the R unless I get a ridiculous offer that comes really close to my invested money.

From what I keep reading the700r is king taco. I dislike Yamaha like any diehard Honda rider should. And I don't want to have another banshee vs R type of war with a 700xx.

I guess long story made a tad short is I keep reading that the 700xx is awkward in sand and the IRS makes it whip weirdly. Is this true?
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You have to learn how to ride it. Being that you are a little older than me, I will tell you this. Once you ride it for a few hours, you won't think of the SRA again except when cornering, because this is a Cadillac ride. I've rode it in sand, marsh, mud, dirt, and pavement, and have absolutely no problems. You will be going where a Yamaha cant because you won't be bottoming out. You can get a bigger sway bar for it, which will take a little of the Cadillac ride out of it, but you will be able to turn a lot better. It took me 4 years to buy the sway bar, as I learned how to ride with out it, and I got it just to see what all the hype was about. I raced the machine in hare scrambles and took the top 3 in all the races I attended in a winter series out of around 20 riders, and I didn't think it was that bad. Sure it sucked on some of the hair pin turns, but I out did them in all the mud and snow, because while they were bottoming out, I was blowing by them and roosting the crap out of them.

I've launched mine several times at the sand dunes, and haven't had any issues, plus I walked all over most of the machines dragging.

Tires will help, along with different front shocks, and the sway bar, and I swear, the only time you'll look back is when you want to do MX or something of that nature.

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I agree 100% the xx is still the way to go. I ride with raptors and they are limited when the going gets tough. Where as the xx will just push in through. Thanks in part to 10" of ground clearance. Compared to 4.4" on a raptor. As said tires are about the best mod you can do for the xx. I have no experience with a sway bar. But after a few hours on the xx you will be drifting sideways like a champ. I can slide just as far as a raptor if I wanted to. But I like how the xx digs into the corner and goes. While the raptors are sliding everywhere your blowing by them hooking up hard. Plus the xx doesn't want to bicycle nearly as much as a raptor. I've also had my xx on a mx track a couple times and it does just fine. Just learn to harness the power and your set.
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crw45 and holdencush,you both couldnt of said it any better! i totally agree!!! so what are you waiting for rez86!!!


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Thanks for the feedback. I have the wifes blessing for a new toy and i'm dying trying to make the right choice.
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Welcome to the club! The Trx700 is the right choice, just make sure you don't get one that's bts.

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Ride them both and get the bike that suits you....not what everyone thinks will suit you.

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If alls you are doing are bolt ons then the 700xx will be just about the fastest atv you can find other than a 1000 renegade but if you really want to get into the motor then the raptor has a lot more available for it. As far as handling goes, the straight axle will always be a little bit better but some simple mods (shocks,tires and swaybar) will bring it very close to the 450s and raptor. The 700xx was made for rough trails and fast desert racing and IMO you won't find anything that comes close to it in its own terrain. Like rappy said, test them both and see what one you like better if it's possible. If you are a die hard honda fan like you said then I can't see you disliking the xx
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