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Old 04-20-2018, 06:55 AM
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I had an arctic cat. Thank god someone stole it out of my driveway lol.
Just wish they would bring my trailer back. Lol
In all seriousness I would never buy another. Tons of problems. Broken axles with stock tires, power steering issues from day 1. Just felt cheaply made.
Since the theft I replaced it with a Can Am Defender HD8. Works great, will never look back.
I also have a 1992 Honda 350 4x4. That thing is bulletproof.
Suspension is stiff and not comfortable to ride all day, but boy it goes anywhere and never ever gives me issues. I only use it to haul elk/moose/deer out to the path where I can get my side by side and it works awesome for that.
If I was buying one quad to do it all it would be a honda all the way.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:52 AM
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Don't be scared of the Arctic Cat. I bought 2 new in 2007 (650H1's) from a dealer that sold Polaris, Honda and AC...

...I believe dependability has a lot to do with how the machines are taken care of.


You may have stumbled upon the secret to getting
reasonable service from Arctic Cats.


No, not so much the care given them... but just purchase a spare.
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:59 PM
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So I decided against the arctic cat.
I now have a line on a 2007 can am 650.
One owner and I know him well. He takes care of his stuff.
However, it's got about 9000km's on it.
Can I expect troubles soon?
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:01 PM
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Divide the kilometers by the hours shown on the dash. This will give you an indication of its past use. Not always accurate, but it helps.
Have fun !
Could you expand on this?
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:20 AM
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Am seeing some fair priced used quads out there, 5-10 year old units for $3-5K
My 2010 Polaris 850 XP is gong in soon for the Limp mode glitch that was implemented into the safety system, in error, back in those 2010-12 models.
We will see what comes of that as it will determine whether I stay a Polaris fan or not.

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Old 06-13-2018, 08:52 AM
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Could you expand on this?
That will give you an indication on the average speed of the unit....if its a high speed its been bagged, if its low then not so much...Not the most accurate but it gives you an idea of how its been used.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:46 PM
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That will give you an indication on the average speed of the unit....if its a high speed its been bagged, if its low then not so much...Not the most accurate but it gives you an idea of how its been used.
Not always, could be compared to highway vs city driving. If someone used the quad just to basically commute, to say tree stand etc, speed vs km could show higher.
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