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    hunting quad

    looking to get a quad to save some time and explore a bit further.what do you use .advise on good ones and problems experienced.looking at going a few places crossing streams and rivers to get away from easier access places to get a bit more success.any does and donts plus pics appreciated.

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    @Ryan_Songhurst set one up last winter and might have some advice
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    Honda TRX500. Mines a bloody tractor and has towed a few lesser quads out of the shit. I can load it up with son, dog & our gear for a couple of days away up the river and still bring home the venny. Very reliable, though not as plush riding as one with independent rear like my mates Cam Am.
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    Whats your budget? that will make a difference

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    looking up to 5k at the moment.not panicked to get one as want something reliable and good for water crossings.

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    I would suggest you look for an old Suzuki King Quad 300. As far as I know, they remain the only ones with High/Low/ Extra Low and 2 or 4 wheel drive with a proper selectable front diff lock. The thing also has independant suspension on all four wheels and they can be had for around $1000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    looking up to 5k at the moment.not panicked to get one as want something reliable and good for water crossings.
    you should get a good later model suzuki 400 or 500. 400 solid diff, 500 independent power steer. Or a good honda 500. Both honda and suzuki are good bikes in my opinion. Avold ex dairy. If you are doing a lot of river work changing oils are key.
    I prefer the suzuki 500 myself with independent and power steer also diff lock. Got them at work and find they have been very reliable bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    @Ryan_Songhurst set one up last winter and might have some advice
    Mines back on farm duty after our BRAND NEW Honda shit the bed, what a piece of shit (can you tell im pretty pissed about it and hondas shitty service since it happened?)
    But the old eiger still going strong, most reliable bike I have owned, I just threw a winch on it, some decend led spotlights, rifle rack behind the front box, and canvas seat cover, plus rubber dog mat on the back. Never lets me down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    Thought there was one floating around

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    Oh and I look after unlike many dairy farmers, flipped on its side and hosed down underneath and washed every day, serviced religiously. Of note is the Eiger is only a 400 carbed air/oil cooled engine and its probably not as zippy as our trx420 which is water cooled 420cc fuel injected but it can out-pull the honda two fold, way more torque and usable power.
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    that was good reading

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    The Suzuki king quad 300 is pretty bulletproof, pulls far heavier loads than it should be able to, and fairly lightweight. You should be able to get a 2-3 year old one for around 5k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    The Suzuki king quad 300 is pretty bulletproof, pulls far heavier loads than it should be able to, and fairly lightweight. You should be able to get a 2-3 year old one for around 5k.
    They are a bit of a shit trap in the front frame area, motor sits way back and require a regular clean out, other than that they are very reliable. Mate has had one for about 15yrs as a hunting hack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    The Suzuki king quad 300 is pretty bulletproof, pulls far heavier loads than it should be able to, and fairly lightweight. You should be able to get a 2-3 year old one for around 5k.
    Real terrible suspension though, they would give yamahas a run for their money on terrible suspension.
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