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  1. kennerz

    How smooth can you get?

    that bike is a collector for sure. so few.
  2. kennerz

    How smooth can you get?

    Stock TRX is great till you hit the whoops , then buck city... I guess we have different tastes. I've ridden all the bikes you mentioned and don't have the same assessment. Stock front on a banshee is rough, ok super smooth until you hit bumps. YFZ is stiff, LTR is stiff but handle circles around the honda, all splitting hairs though. I'm sure the raptor is smooth but is totally outclassed by the 450's once the pace picks up. TRX and Raptor are probably better pure trail bikes, but not high performance unless you dump money into the suspension then they can catch up (honda will be possibly better than the others). I ride built Suzuki's with PEP. The ride and handling is very different than any stock bikes, much more forgiving over everything, plus precision handling. Can ride way harder, and not feel beat up when done. Really gives a higher safety threshold then it's time to do your thing. Money spent on chassis and suspension is better than motor work IMHO. preferably both.
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    really sweet bike, hope you get what your asking. more than fair price in a horrible market. Keep it.
  4. kennerz

    Quad mechanic for LTR450?

    +1 on the swirl filter, they also have a tip over switch that was known to fail from time to time. bad ground somewhere. original fuel line , unlesscan be failing from the inside (seen this happen on my LTR - was a brain twister). not as much goes wrong with them as you may think. also possible fuel pump dying/pressure regulator clogged - do homework on how to clean and dis-assemble, not for a novice mechanic or a dummy. make sure competent people are working on it if you end up taking it somewhere. Hear good things about the pro-shop in Stanton. Garret at fuel atv (fuel intakes and dyno) knows a little about this stuff and would be good for a recommendation of who to go to if he can't do it. There is a handful of guys who are good with these bikes you just have to find them. Kelly at KMS performance in AZ is the guru. Williams ATV performance in FL is supposed to be good too. good luck, not an easy bike to diagnose if its not simple like things already mentioned. whatever you do - DO NOT throw parts at it unless you have a swap doner bike. Could be a clogged injector too.
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    Please delete

    Totally fair price for that sweet bike. But yeah quads are like pet rocks. I know I own two of the caliber of the bike in this add, better off holding on to it if you can. if you have to sell your gonna loose $$ for sure. Again, really nice tasteful build with all the right stuff. gotta be a great riding/running bike. I would hit the trx.net forums and look for an enthusiast to buy who knows what you have there.
  6. kennerz

    How smooth can you get?

    THIS! these are what I run on my bikes. If you are spending the money why not go with the best. really doesn't cost much more or maybe even the same as a set of Elkas. PEP is the way to go. radical improvement in both ride and handling, plus bike is more forgiving when you have an oh snap moment.
  7. kennerz

    Honda Talon

    I don't think it's going to have anywhere near the power potential of the YXZ, XX, or X-3. That's where they really missed the mark IMHO. Either way, a lot of cool engineering there.
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    Honda Talon

    A lot of good features on the talon, great for folks who are looking for that type of machine. Pretty cool & I'm sure it will be a fun reliable sxs. But (always the big ole but) huge miss for those wanting a dune ripping x-3 killer. People really want a Japanese X-3. No MFG with the exception of canam and Polaris is brave enough to give the people the high performance machine they really want ( I know it's a limited market with high liability). Hoping the next evolution of machines goes a level above the current offerings as I'm waiting for something that addresses the known shortfalls in build quality, protection, comfort (cab size), along with a real power to weight ratio. Honda is closer to providing this for sure , but I really would like some real HP potential.
  9. kennerz

    Quad Suspension Lingo ?

    Where did you here this info? Suzuki had to outsource chassis engineers from Honda? off by 1.5 decades too, I want to believe your story but at face value doesn't sound too accurate. I known ATV industry experts who unlike the internet believe Suzuki has some amazing engineering, especially when it comes to chassis design. I know of at least three industry experts who agree that the LTR is a marvel from a pure engineering perpective whether people want to accept that or not ant it's not a trx, no rdoes it share anything in it's design. That said maybe the z400 was different and enquiring minds would like to know.
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    Opinions on Wildcat XX

    Those guys are not what I would consider an authority, just a bunch of Michigan dudes. They are pretty entertaining, but not seasoned off-roaders or experts IMHO. A lot of people love the XX. That said I would wait for the turbo, especially if they decide to use a arctic cat thundercat/Yamaha sidewinder variant - would be the best engine ever placed in a Sxs. Or wait to see what is coming from Honda (talon - possible paddle shift & turbo). ( I'm thinking about the turbo golf cart in my future too and don't want to buy junk).
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    86 250R

    HARLEY is easier to sell. Bikes have now moved to the novelty phase. Unless it's rare, unmolested, and tastefully modified - not worth anything. (88`~89" 250R, 86' Tecate 3, 350X, U.S. ATC 90, etc..) are the only bikes commanding a premium at the moment and mostly by collectors. I have a high level custom zilla that I will not sell cause the market won't give $0.25 on the dollar for it vs what it cost to build.
  12. Unfortunately I've seen a lot of these bikes going for $1300~$1500 in clean condition lately. The 06' and up have adjustable front shocks with reservoirs, and I believe more adjustments on the rear shock and will pull a little more $$ if in good condition. As was mentioned there are a lot of these available and a big difference between what people are asking and what they are actually getting for them. My friend has bough two nice ones lately and paid under $1400 for each of them ( I was surprised at what he got them for). the 09' and up is a different bike and pulls a lot more. That's a really clean bike with the exception of the unmatched rear tires. have to find the right buyer, or if want to sell quick settle for what you can get. ask too much and you wont get any calls.
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    LT80 questions

    FYI a new ebay Chinese carb is $20. Jack Moore (LT80) recommends them as OK for a stock replacement. Same with the $39~$49 cylinders/piston/gasket kits. Not saying Chinese is "THE" way, just the Chinese ebay route is really cheap and supposed to be adequate for a stock bike. jus sayin there are a number of options depending on what you want to spend & how far you want to take it...
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    LT80 questions

    there are a few known fixes for all the common problems. Research LT80 (Jack Moore) on ATVconnection. co m . has everything you will need. Just bought one of these from a friend (03' Kawasaki KFX80). Seriously more people said they are bullet proof awesome bikes. Some people don't have the discipline to properly work on two strokes, they are not rocket science, you just cant do half assed work on them or they will break. These bike have been figured out already, just do your part & you will have a nice little bik Also from what I have read, leave all intake plastics and engine fan plastics in place. I just did the filter with a stock replacement uni. The plastic was kind of a pain but not horrible. On the carb don't waste your time soaking it. buy a rebuild kit or at least a new main and pilot jet. The orifices are soo small if they are varnished they pretty much cant be cleaned. just get new ones. Ive heard also if the oil injection works don't mess with it. just run decent two stroke injector oil not a premix oil unless you block it all off and run premix. premix oil is too thick for an oil injector and wont work or will cause a failure of the injector/pump. as far as performance mods it sounds like you kinda need to do the whole system (clutch mods, cylinder work,pipe, etc...) together, or basically leave it mostly stock. Good Luck with the bike.
  15. I've known Andy for a few years through a close friend. Stand up guy. period. Compared to most of the rest of the off road industry I think this thread demonstrates that he goes beyond just doing the right thing. Most people get burnt in these situations. I say Andy got burnt by a full retail refund by MFG and a set of whips. Problem is people expect corporate level customer service from a small business owner. Sony and Mitsubishi have just a little more resources...bad comparison. It's evident he did the best he could with the info he had within what a reasonable person would do.. Wonder if the OP took the free whips off the car. JK we have ALL had lame business experiences/transactions in our collective off road lives. That's why the industry has mostly a horrible reputation overall. Good to hear you got the problem resolved

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