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Offline GatorNY

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Atvs
« on: Dec 05, 2003, 07:23 AM »
I'm thinking of purchasing an ATV primarily for ice fishing...anyone have any recommendations, likes, dislikes, particular advantages/disadvantages to any given model? Thanks for your input!

Offline icedriller

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Re:Atvs
« Reply #1 on: Dec 05, 2003, 08:05 AM »
 i have a honda and its been great to me !!! [ 400 foreman ]

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Re:Atvs
« Reply #2 on: Dec 05, 2003, 08:16 AM »
I bought a polaris sportsman this year for ice fishing, got a snow plow for it and thats the only thing getting used right now.

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Re:Atvs
« Reply #3 on: Dec 05, 2003, 03:39 PM »
I bought a new Arctic Cat 400 last year, ATV's are like cars and trucks, you'll get a lot of brand loyal and brand hating people, I love mine, but I really don't think you can go wrong, I think they all make good machines.

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Re:Atvs
« Reply #4 on: Dec 05, 2003, 03:49 PM »
i second that wad.

Offline Barleydog

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Re:Atvs
« Reply #5 on: Dec 05, 2003, 04:31 PM »
I like my 400 Yamaha Kodiak.  Third Yamaha I have owned.  Loved everyone of my Yamahas!  Tire chains help for ice fishing, and for plowing snow out of the drive. ;D
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Re:Atvs
« Reply #6 on: Dec 05, 2003, 05:37 PM »
Check out the Rapid Shack Artic Cat has out new this year.

http://www.arctic-cat.com/atvs/index.asp

then go to the center box for 2004 mrp models and look at packages.

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Re:Atvs
« Reply #7 on: Dec 05, 2003, 10:07 PM »
I bought the Honda Rancher ES (Electric Shift) because I didn't think I would be able to get my fat Mickey Mouse boots to operate a standard foot shift.

I love it, and would highly recomend it.

Offline trapperjon

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Re:Atvs
« Reply #8 on: Dec 07, 2003, 07:50 AM »
Got a polaris no shifting  and real true 4wdr. pulled enough other brands out ouf the deep snow last year on sodus bay to make up my mind! :)
40 yrs. And still on an ice fishin' mission!

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Re:Atvs
« Reply #9 on: Dec 07, 2003, 10:16 AM »
Polaris sportsman 500,  Fully automatic, independent rear suspension, many hondas, kawis, etc do not, tons of power.  It can do anything from racing a field at 50 to to dragging a tree up a cliff at 2 mph.  My opinion the most versatile you can get

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Re:Atvs
« Reply #10 on: Dec 07, 2003, 12:26 PM »
I have the Honda rancher ES too works great ! Can run chains on all four wheels some models you can"t !  Bad left knee thats why I went with ES .Many good four wheelers out there !    Many  :'( :'( :'( to all of ya    SHINER  8)

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Re:Atvs
« Reply #11 on: Dec 13, 2003, 10:27 AM »
Band is usually a personal preference.  If you get lots of snow four wheel drive in a definite bonus.  With a 4X4 you'd want at least 400cc engine. I have a yamaha 250 4X4 and its a little slugish in more than 5 inches of snow.

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Re:Atvs
« Reply #12 on: Dec 13, 2003, 10:37 AM »
For snow runing get a least a 400. For brand I have a Yamaha Big Bear. It has been ok for me. ;)

 



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