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Picking up a 700xx tomorrow

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Always wanted to try a 700xx so I'm going to pick one up off craigslist tomorrow. It's a 2008 all black/grey in really good shape, at least by the pictures.
Anything besides the normal bushings, etc. to look for?
Has a Two Bros exhaust on it. Should it have a controller on it? Should I not worry about it if it's not there? Comes with stock exhaust too.
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If it's a full exhaust, it should have a programmer. Just a slip-on pipe it's not necessary, but the quad will run better with one than w/out. As far as what to look out for, I'd check rear inboard joints for play. You can pretty much tell by walking around, looking at wear spots if there low hour quads. If there's lot's of wear on the side case's and plastic's, foot shifter wear and obviously tire wear. If it has a lot of wear spots, defiantly check it out good. A compression test isn't easy, but could be wise. A quick look inside the air box, sometimes tells a lot about how well the quad was maintenance or not.

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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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Ok thanks for the reply. Sounds like normal stuff.
I've been running Can Am Renegade Xxc and Scrambler 1000 right now. Going to be nice to have a manual for a while.
We sometimes run some rough terrain. Anyone have a winch on their bike? Also, what size tires you guys use for cross country. We typically run 200 mile days and lots of rocks in PA. Big tires equals less fatigue. I have a feeling minimum 23" fronts maybe 24" in my future. Also some Flexx bars will be in line.
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Got it! Pretty good shape, everything is very tight except the left bottom ball joint and even that isn't that bad.
Air box is in bad shape. All in all, I think this is a classic and I'm glad I finally got one before you can't find them anymore.

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Looks sweet! I love the wheels, you will need some upgraded suspension for those long 200 mile rides! Why are the hand guards pointed so far down?

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Hand guards are meant for flex bars. They are ziptied on the insides and the screw on the outside isn't holding them very well.
Plan on getting some flex bars.
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Well I put 120 miles on the 700xx today. I'm pretty impressed. It has good power everywhere and is geared well. I'm definitely in need of better shocks. It beat the crap out of me. Better than any sport quad I've ridden but still can't compare to a Can Am or the Scrambler 1000 for comfort. I'm hoping a full Elka suspension and Flexx bars will help.
As far as the sway bar, you guys are nuts. I would not want it stiffer. I will not be touching that.
Fuel consumption - I filled up after 65 or 70 miles and only needed 2 gallons. Not bad. I was taking it easy tho because I wasn't sure how far it would go and was very dusty so feathering the throttle is must.
All in all, this is a solid purchase.
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As far as the sway bar, you guys are nuts. I would not want it stiffer. I will not be touching that.
You must like the body roll, front end push, inside tire lift, or just use the Trx700 for extreme rock crawling!

#1 2008 Honda Trx700xx HMF Performance Exhaust, PCV, Stroked 710cc, 10.5:1 Wiseco Piston, Frt Elka Stage 4's, Fox Podium X rear's, EHS Lid, L8ton 11/16" sway bar, PRM Desert II Bumper & Front Skids.
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