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 Post subject: Re: Sport quad
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:31 pm 
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Thanks guys so if the 400 did bottom out on a hill do you think it would just slide right up it or do I need to do with the outlaw


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 Post subject: Re: Sport quad
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:47 pm 
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It depends on how fast you are going and how much trail length it stays bottomed out. And will conditions (also taking safety into account) allow for you to safely have enough speed to keep the machine going if it bottoms out? Back when 22" tires were common on sport ATVs (like was on my '89 Kawasaki Mojave), it was less of an issue. Even then it would bottom and occasionally get stuck.

But now sport ATVs have 18" to 20" tires. So for me and the trails I like to ride, I'd rather have IRS.


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 Post subject: Re: Sport quad
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:22 am 
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An after-market plastic skid plate would aid in the sliding. Aluminum galls on rock, plastic slides.


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 Post subject: Re: Sport quad
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 11:16 pm 
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Today I went riding at Dunes Recreation area near Farmington. There was a family there with 2 Honda 700XX with the IRS. They had paddle tires on them. They ruled the dunes, only being outdone by a couple of Banshees with paddle tires.

One of the guys had a Can Am 450 racer, and even it didn't do better on the dunes than the 700XX. Granted, the Can Am didn't have paddle tires on it, but even if it did, it still wouldn't have had the ground clearance of the 700XX. It slowed and stopped as soon as it bottomed out, and even though it's non-paddle tires should have been easier to turn, it just didn't seem to turn them as easily as a 700XX.

So yea, it sounds like an Outlaw 525 IRS or 700XX IRS would suite you just fine.


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