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#16 David.evans

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:29 pm

Thanks lads
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#17 walshie

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:31 pm

I take my mrs on the back of mine so it can handle serious tonnage. 



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:54 am

Won't go far wrong with Honda have a look at the 350 they don't make them no more but their a cracking little bike last one made 07 I think but good little bike and they'll fit on back of l200
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:34 pm

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Not so sure about the big bore


That's a good shout ! Change the exhaust though !

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:10 pm

Is that your best price Moxy ?

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:47 pm

We have a Honda 350 2004 model and it has been the best £2400 pound we have ever spent.

This goes anywhere and with the addition of some bolt on baskets to carry everything has been a godsend on the areas of open moor we
ferret.

Apart from a new battery it has never missed a beat.

When looking for one we were adviced to buy this model due its no nonsense manual gearshift.
We were adviced some of the newer electronic gear shifts and selectable four wheel drives have been problematic.

One of the things which has surprised us is the instability of it on rough terain.

It is surprisingly easy to turn one over as we have found out and that is not flying about stupidly either i am very cautious.
As others have said you will be doing a lot of standing up driving one.

Take your time and source a privately used well looked after one and you wont go wrong.
We looked at some and they were absolute wrecks at rediculous prices.
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:07 pm

Is that your best price Moxy ?


Not my ad pal. Just an example I came across. I dare say a good bid on that and it's not a bad buy. Well..!! Without looking at it.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:28 pm

Yes mate I looking for one you reckon the honda the better choice ?

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:00 pm

Depends on your budget and what abuse your going to throw at it.
They all break if not maintained but most parts for the Hondas are easier to get hold of and cheaper than other makes.
We get screwed big time in the uk. More so if it's an older model of bike.
A spurious starter motor for a Honda will set you back £80. Try finding one for a 10 year old Yammy.
The front rack on a Honda is something you would have to import. At a cost of £250 plus shipping. Again price that against a yammy or Suzuki.
It's a lottery. But the more common the bike and the more likely it is your going to get cheaper parts when it goes tits up.
I use both Honda and Yamaha but was lucky with the Yamaha as I found an identical bike cheap. So I've been able to use that as a donor for parts.
The Honda hasn't let me down yet

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:20 pm

getting one up on a truck seems a pain,and s bit dangerous,ramps as said already are a pain.a small trailer will be quicker,safer and lot less agro.ive got a kvf 750,got everthing on it,insane pulling winch,diff lock,elecv4x4,etc,its huge tho.poss look for a kvf 250,or yamaha kodiak is a very good quad.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:08 pm

got a 2 year old yammy grizzly 650 at work and its a brilliant machine! had a small honda 300 here while the yammy was in for servicing and bloody hell you could tell the difference in the bikes! the little honda is a little lighter on the front end but a brilliant bike went every where the yammy went on the mountain and pulled well considering it was half the power! 



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:26 pm

couple of years back my joints started playing up and i ended up thinking the same and went simple ! i bought a 2007 klf 300 not over powered by modern standards but gets me anywhere i need to get and its invaluble now :yes: it does get bogged but only happened once(my fault totally) i  got it out ok but fitted a winch on it now , getting it onto the back of a pickup could be a bit exciting almost to the point of underwear changing " not for me :no:  i use a trailer "my thoughts were older =simpler= easier fixed by a monkey with a hammer and adjustable (me :laugh: )

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:33 pm

Yep all you lads are right about the ramps , to dogge
Trailer it is then when I get on sorted
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:41 pm

Yep all you lads are right about the ramps , to dogge
Trailer it is then when I get on sorted
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:28 pm

Yep all you lads are right about the ramps , to dogge
Trailer it is then when I get on sorted
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Good decision mate




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