I own an '88 350 and live in a woody/rocky area. I'm with ya. Unless you live on flat open land or just need the power... a 300-500cc is better suited, IMO. Get a SxS if you want the power. At least they'll have the ability to pull more/utilize the power for work, not just play.Borrowed my buddy's Honda 350 Rancher 4 wheeler a few weeks back with a 15 gal spray rig on it to spray a few places quickly. Carburetor started acting up on last job. Had to keep the choke on so it would move. I knew it was trash in the carb jet. He needs it next week so I had to pull the carb and clean it today. Trim and side panels were a big pain to get off due to push pin clips like the trucks have. I have the special pliers to get them out fairly easy. Still dislike them. Anyway, had no parts left over from carb dissambly. Machine fired right up and ran fine without choke. I'm a genius.
Question for big bore atv owners.
Why would you need a huge 800-900 cc 4 wheeler? This thing has plenty of power for woods riding and has to be much more nimble than a big machine. I can pick up the front end or back end of this machine to get out of a bad spot if necessary. Aren't the big ones much heavier? I've been out of this market for a while, so what do I know.
Tell me why.
I know someone with an 850. it does well in open pasture country checkin cattle and such. Indy suspension it a lot nice than the wore out, cant find no daggum replacement shocks i have on my '88.