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  1. teacher-dude

    Best Suzuki quad prices

    Having just sold my 250x, I'm now in the market for a z400 or 400ex. Where did you get your cat? I'm in Indiana - I've been planning to get a used one, but at that price
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    Another towing question

    Except that as a percentage of total towing capicity, it puts you close to being "on the edge". Depending on how often you plan to tow, and the elevation changes where you tow, I would consider a smaller trailer - or a bigger truck.
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    Towing 20ft TH with Chevy 1500

    Its not just the speed at which you are able to tow - its how the truck tows the weight at any given speed. A 250 / 350 or 2500 / 3500 have more than just bigger motors and lower gears - they have tires designed to handle the increased load, the chassis/suspension/brakes are 'heavy-duty' etc. When I traded my f150 (big motor, tow pack etc) for my 2500hd, it was night and day difference - again not just talking about going up the hills, I'm talking about stability and safety. You can't put a price on that. IMHO
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    Towing 20ft TH with Chevy 1500

    Dry weight does not include things like water, grey tank, black tank, propane, batterys, misc. cargo (bikes/quads/gear/etc) My guess is that you are real close to 6,000 lbs.
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    Towing 20ft TH with Chevy 1500

    You need a bigger truck - I ran into the same problem after buying my TH - I ended up with a 2500hd Duramax - I didn't want to have to worry about being able to tow anything!!
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    05 Brand new Honda 400EX in the stable soon

    Sounds like a sweet ride - I'm jealous!
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    Primary Drive Chain & Sprocket

    I had a set on my 99 KTM 200 MXC - excellent wear characteristics, and I have had a set on my son's KX60 with a full season of hard riding - and no noticable wear Unless I win the lotto, I'm sticking with Primary Drive!! (okay Primary Drive, where's my check??)
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    best investment??

    How 'bout no mods (except jetting of course) and keep the resale value up?
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    Am I crazy?

    Okay - I think I can swing keeping my X and getting a used 400ex - I have searched this forum and it seems that most of the information is on the newer 450s, etc. What is your opinions on price / value for a used 400... ??? I, of course, would like a 05 / 06, but I think that would be out of my budget. ($2500 - $3000) Anything particular to look out for? Does the frame snap like on the z400s? Thanks for your help TD
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    Primary Drive Chain & Sprocket

    I have used Primary Drive's stuff for awhile now and have been VERY pleased with the results. The chain and sprockets are high quality pieces -- I will probably always go with them for replacements (not as much of the *bling* factor as the other brands - but hey who looking anyway)
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    Who races Quads

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    Am I crazy?

    How does the 300 compare to the 400? I want something that'll be stone reliable and easy to maintain (another thing that worries me about the X) but it also needs to be fun (no kidding, right?) and I would like to race a few hare scrambles and the GNCC when it rolls into town (old slow guy class of course)
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    Am I crazy?

    I sold the XR400 right after I moved to Indiana (tired of kick starting it -- told you I was getting old)
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    Am I crazy?

    I'm hoping that there is a world of difference!
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    Am I crazy?

    The Rancher I own is a 4X2,, and your right, its been fun - and a better workout on my track than the crf.