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    Yamaha and Honda sxs

    Anyone using a Honda or Yamaha sxs at the moment? looking at a couple second hand and wondered if anyone has experiences they were willing to share , Good or Bad,
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    Have both honda 500 and 700 sxs at work both have been great machine's and both have there purpose. @davhope what are you going to be using it for and what terrain?

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    Mostly carting the family around on tracks, not too much farm work, Picking up the odd deer and goat when I manage to bumble into one,
    Really want 3 seats so,was looking at the 4 seat Hondas and Yamaha Vikings,

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    I mainly use the 500 at work on high country and have found it to be a reliable bike. The 700 will climb a lot more places and seems to get through the bog alot better then the 500 especially on uneven terrain., 500 tends to pick up a front wheel. 700 is a lot more stable and does have a diff lock option. Both have enough power. 700 is a auto and have never had any problem's on high descent's even on clay tracks. servicing is every 100hrs and after 3 years have only just done a wheel bearing (most days going through a creeks) apart from the normal brake pads etc. I would not touch a polaris even if it was free.
    We have had a excellent run with the honda sxs and will be replacing them with honda's in the future.
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    Our last one was a Honda 700 it was a good machine, now have a Kawasaki mule pro fxt 6 seats it’s next level good more comfortable and much quieter, both serviced every 100hrs neither had given any issues.
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    Landcorp tried all the brands since getting rid of quads. Found Kawasaki to the strongest and most reliable. Servicing costs are worse than a Hilux though
    Life is natures way of keeping meat fresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by davhope View Post
    Mostly carting the family around on tracks, not too much farm work, Picking up the odd deer and goat when I manage to bumble into one,
    Really want 3 seats so,was looking at the 4 seat Hondas and Yamaha Vikings,
    Used the Viking for a few years 6 deer and 3 hunters would max her out but never had any issues, and man it had a hard life. Was my mane transport hauling fencing gear into some rough country
    The can am defender I use now is way better imo




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    were these faces crossed out so wifes wouldnt see them having fun haha
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    Can you still get 3 people into the Canam?

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    Had both on 1200ha dairy farm
    , Honda was by far the better of the 2 plus better resale with the Honda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davhope View Post
    Can you still get 3 people into the Canam?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbear View Post
    I mainly use the 500 at work on high country and have found it to be a reliable bike. The 700 will climb a lot more places and seems to get through the bog alot better then the 500 especially on uneven terrain., 500 tends to pick up a front wheel. 700 is a lot more stable and does have a diff lock option. Both have enough power. 700 is a auto and have never had any problem's on high descent's even on clay tracks. servicing is every 100hrs and after 3 years have only just done a wheel bearing (most days going through a creeks) apart from the normal brake pads etc. I would not touch a polaris even if it was free.
    We have had a excellent run with the honda sxs and will be replacing them with honda's in the future.
    + 1

    100% correct on all accounts.

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    Hi Guys,
    Ended up with a second hand Honda 700 M4, Its taken a bit of work to get it to what I wanted but we are just about complete.
    Thanks everyone for their input.
    Cheers Dave
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    @davhope Photos?

    So what modification's are you doing to it?

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    Once i got it home and cleaned all the mud off it there were a few too many areascof rust for my OCD to live with, so i stripped out the frame parts i wasnt happy with and got them sandblasted and powdercoated,
    Have also made a polycarb foldingvwindscreen and fitted a canvas roof
    Good thing about the honda frame is its all modular so if you want to replace something it just unbolts.
    Just waiting gor a winch mount off amazon to show up.

 

 

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