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iv been looking at some atvs. polaris is my favorite. does anyone have any experience with the ATP 400.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 20:23

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 20:23
Okay, I'll ask it.........ATV?

Are these like All Terrian Vehicles, like 4 Wheel Motorbikes?

If so, I so much want one, like NOW!

Trouble is, where can ya use em?
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:06

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:06
Come on........... the suspense is killing me!

Did I get it right?
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Reply By: navaraman - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:13

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:13
My mates got a couple of Polarises 650s I think. had a ball last weekend hooning around his property on them.
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:19

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:19
I take it you mean ATP 500,as they dont make a 400(only 330 or 500).The 500 is an awsome motor,infact its the pick of the Polaris range.You also get three modes with your rear diff at the flick of a switch.Good ground clearance,easy steer,dont like the cacky green colour much though.Good Luck
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:26

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:26
Okay........seems I got it right!

I recall reading that there was only ONE public place in Australia for these, a beach or something in NSW. Is this correct?

I would love to have one, but it seems a long way to go to use it regularly.

I would be awesome to do the Simpson on one of these!
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Follow Up By: Member - PatC - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:37

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:37
Hey Lone Wolf if you're interested doing a trip on an ATV or quad as we call them check this out.
Click Here
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:43

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:43
I am SOOOOOOO jealous!

What is the deal with Quads?

Like can you ride one thru the Simpson, or will Officer Dibble ping me?
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:45

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:45
You can get rec. rego on ATV's and there are millions of places to ride with this(at least in Tassie anyhow)
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:49

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:49
Recreational Rego?

I am definately calling someone here in Adelaide on Tuesday! Meanwhile I can pick the brand, colour, size........
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Reply By: Member - PatC - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:43

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:43
Hi legerlos, We use Yamaha 450's Kodiaks at work. Can't recommend them highly enough. We run them in salt marsh, beach and mangrove environments. Good traction, easy to ride, reliable and plenty of power for what we do. Well worth a look.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:47

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:47
ATV's at WORK? You call that work?

Where do I sign up?

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Follow Up By: Member - PatC - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:52

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:52
You wouldn't believe the stuff I've got to put up with... Riding quads around the mangroves, going out to the islands to check out the campgrounds, makes it worthwhile being on call one week in four and working every Easter.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:55

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:55
So, how do you get registration on these things?
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Follow Up By: Member - PatC - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 22:10

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 22:10
We get a restricted rego from the Qld Transport. Details where we can use it and what we can do with it.
EG Can cross a road. But can only travel along a road from one worksite to another up to 150m apart at a speed no greater than 40kph stuff like that. Most of what we d ois off road anyway.
We can also get a permit from Officer Dribble if we need to go outside the limited rego. I think the limited rego is a national thing so it may be the same where you are.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 22:12

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 22:12
I am sooooooo already looking up in the White Pages for the Rego dude........
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Reply By: F trucker - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 18:24

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 18:24
Hi as a farmer we use quads all the time (got the first one in 1984) and get a new one every 3 or 4 years usually. In that time usually do about 12 to 15000km. Currently we are running a sportsman polaris 400. This is my second one and am wrapped in them. It was purchased late last year for 11250. If you purchase any quad make sure it has at least 4ply tyes on it. 3 star tyres or 2ply are rubbish. Mine will do 45 miles an hour and we get 45 miles to 10 litres of fuel usually. Here in OZ farmers are the biggest users as most people who trail ride use bikes but in the US most trail ride on Quads. There are some great web sites like ATV connection which you could look at. I use them to find out how to do basic repairs.
Best of luck
Scott
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 18:58

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 18:58
legerlos, depends if you want them to last I guess. We have just gone back to Honda after some other expensive trials. Not the cost of the bike but the continuing repairs.............
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Reply By: Jeff (Beddo) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 20:45

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 20:45
We have a Polaris 500 Sportsman at work and the independant suspension is great and also the foot pegs have a full shields underfoot joing the front mud guards to the rear - very helpful to prevent sticks ramming up thru your shins. Have had a few mechanical issues with it in particular jamming in reverse gear - I had to ride back 2km to the vehicles down a sandy river - damn saw neck. Apart from that have been happy with it - independant suspension makes em handle so well. Also our one is auto and it works a treat up and down hill - much better than the old Yamaha Big Bear we have.
Stockton beach (Newcastle, NSW) I believe you can ride them there, but I believe the majority of motorbike clubs and bike parks don't cater for them - very limited in where you can take them.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 15:58

Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 15:58
Gday Jeff,stuck in reverse,was it a bent bellcrank on top of the gearbox as this is the usual problem with jamming in gear.
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Reply By: Jeff (Beddo) - Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 19:01

Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 19:01
Some how a hole had been burnt in the top of the LHS cover where all the belts, bushes etc are stowed - result grit got inside wore out some bushes and also the torque converter was was not letting go - I mean she would not stay still it kept going foward - and as a result there was too much wind up in the gearbox so changing gear was difficult - forcing the box to shift into forward bent a one of the links I believe. You get these things happening when it is a shared piece of machinery and no one takes responsibility to maintain them.
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