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post #1 of 6 Old 03-06-2014, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Ohio!

Well I haven't bought an XX yet, but I'm definitely in the market. So I figured I'd join a forum just like I do for anything I have interest in.

I've been riding on and off since I was 4 years old ( 80cc Yamaha Moto4 ) and I've had many Suzuki's and Yamaha's since then. I currently have a 2002 Yamaha Raptor 660. But I've never owned a Honda...

I knew I wanted something FI, so of course the Raptor 700 was the next logical choice. Then I was thinking maybe it was time for a change, so that's where the XX comes into play.

It really comes down to the ground clearance. Once I read how much more the XX has over any other sport quad my mind was made up. For the type of riding I do ( woods with a lot of ruts ) I don't think I could get a better quad. And the IRS will obviously help with this type of riding too...

But I've started this thread so everyone can tell me I'm making the right choice, haha.

And if anyone could let me know of things I should look for when I'm buying that would be awesome. Any signs I can look for to avoid potential issues?

I look forward to spending quite a bit of time on here!

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Welcome to the club!

If you've been around quads since you were 4 yrs old you should know the basic stuff to look at, when looking at a used quad. One thing some of the 700xx are known for going bad is the rear axle inboard joints.

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Welcome to the club!

If you've been around quads since you were 4 yrs old you should know the basic stuff to look at, when looking at a used quad. One thing some of the 700xx are known for going bad is the rear axle inboard joints.
Thank you! And is there any easy way to tell if they are bad/going bad when looking at one?

I can see basic things, but I just didn't know if there was anything less apparent on the XX that I should look for.
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Just grab the right rear axle, near the inside and shake it. If it wobbles it's bad, depending on how much play, is how bad the wear is. Or you can jack quad up and rotate rear wheels in opposite directions, looking for the inboard joint to wobble. Option one is easiest, here is a video link.

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#2 2008 Trx700xx AMR Reaper, Ehs Big 3, P/P head, Xcalibur Cam, Hard Welded Rockers, +1 In/Ex Valves, +3 Throttle body, 11:1 CP Piston, Elka Stage 3 Legacy Shocks, L8ton 11/16th Sway Bar, PRM Front Skids, Desert II Bumper & Rear Utility Rack.


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Just grab the right rear axle, near the inside and shake it. If it wobbles it's bad, depending on how much play, is how bad the wear is. Or you can jack quad up and rotate rear wheels in opposite directions, looking for the inboard joint to wobble. Option one is easiest, here is a video link.
I will definitely check that out when looking. Thanks again!
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