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Bill42

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Polaris 4-wheeler
« on: February 13, 2007, 09:08:52 PM »
Polaris 2x4, wish I couldv'e bought the 4x4, but at the time was due to lack of funds, plus I needed something quick. ;D

From where it sits, I just hop on and go, going further into the boonies and ride on many new and old logging roads, been riding for 25 years, mostly 4-wheelers, it does have a ATV license.

Does anyone around here ride 4-wheelers?

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007, 09:11:46 PM »
I've often wished I had an ATV, but that would be one more thing I'd need to haul. What's an ATV license?
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007, 09:19:41 PM »
I've often wished I had an ATV, but that would be one more thing I'd need to haul. What's an ATV license?

Its a handful, even alot heavier then the last one we had.

Similar to vehicle plates/tags. ATV license is just stickers placed in plain view, image shows one on left front fender.

Woops, didn't add part of post.
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2007, 09:25:50 PM »
Thanks Bill.
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007, 09:59:18 PM »
No problem.

Now if I could only get cheaper gas and stay away from iffy roads, last summer didn't use common sense and ended up with a fractured rib, got myself in deep when I went down a road and it appeared to end, but then saw what looked like it continued, so off I went down the hill, as I was going down was thinking to myself "oh what did I get myself into" then I started back to where I had thought road had ended before, but on way up hit a hump in the ground and the Polaris lifted straight up in the air and fell backwards on me, handle bars hit my chest, I was by myself in a very very heavily wooded area, ain't doing that no more.

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2007, 10:11:55 PM »
I have an 05 Kawasaki Brute Force 750, used mainly to push snow. I love to ride but Nebraska laws are trying to protect me from myself so theres only a couple places for trails. I wish we could ride them in the state parks to just cruise around. Alan
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2007, 10:31:59 PM »
82corvette, its fun having them as long you can ride them, more space the better.

Here we have millions of acres to ride, but I never go off the main roads, well, except last summer.

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2007, 02:29:55 AM »
....ended up with a fractured rib....

A big ouch!
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2007, 01:29:43 PM »
About 2 months of ouch, finally went to the doctors few days later, couldn't take the pain.

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2007, 05:26:35 PM »
Another quad rider here.  Mostly sand dunes.
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2007, 09:19:09 PM »
Another quad rider here.  Mostly sand dunes.

Very nice, you have the wheels for it, thanks for sharing photo.

I mostly ride on mountain roads, could go to Oregon dunes and ride.
http://www.oohva.org/ohv%20area%20pages/odnraarea.html

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2007, 10:44:24 PM »
Thanks, I wish we had some terrain here that called for a 4x4 utility quad.  I think that would be fun too.  I'd like to get on some really backwood or mountain trails.  To me it really doesn't matter slow or fast, as long as there's some challenge to it.  I've heard Oregon has some really nice dunes too.  We're planning a trip for Idaho this spring/summer and hopefully a new place every year now that we have somewhere to stay warm at night.  The dunes here usually get COLD at night.  Here's a couple of pictures I've seen of St. Anthony Idaho.  The first one there are buggies at the bottom and the second one there's a guy standing to the right to give an idea of the size of the hills.  These came from http://www.dunereview.com/home.htm.
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2007, 12:37:39 AM »
Whoa, those are some high dunes, those would scare the _____ out of me.

Oregon coast, paid for the ride [removed] the guy standing is the driver, I was taking photo.

[removed] areas I ride, except Mount St. Helens area, cannot ride to the mountain from our house.

Edit: changed text URL's to links.

Edit 2: removed links, going update website.
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2007, 12:23:57 PM »
Very nice.  I would love to get a utility quad and see that terrain, we don't have anything like that around here (Kansas).  If everything goes as planned, we'll be heading to the Seattle area for work around June for about a year.  I've been contemplating bringing the atv's.  It's not really practical, but I've been working on convincing the wife it is.   ;D  Problem will be where to keep them more than anything.  I'll find a way to get them there.

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2007, 03:30:44 PM »
We have two atv's, one is an 05 Arctic Cat TRV 500.  The other is a 06 Honda 350. I bought my arctic cat first and let the wife drive it once and she made me go out last year and buy her one.   LOL there are ATV trails all over Utah and new ones starting all the time.  I am going full time by the middle of next year.  We have spent the past week talking about the toad we will use and the way we will transport the atv's with us on our travels.  Last discussion was to buy a rack for the truck and just carry both of them on our truck and use the truck as our toad.  It remains to be seen.   Here are some info sites for Utah atv trails  http://atvutah.com/ and http://www.utahatvtrails.com/ATVTS.html
By the way 90% of the time we are in 2 wheel drive so a 2x4 is not that bad.
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2007, 06:24:47 AM »
Very nice.  I would love to get a utility quad and see that terrain, we don't have anything like that around here (Kansas).  If everything goes as planned, we'll be heading to the Seattle area for work around June for about a year.  I've been contemplating bringing the atv's.  It's not really practical, but I've been working on convincing the wife it is.   ;D  Problem will be where to keep them more than anything.  I'll find a way to get them there.

Enjoy the NW, good luck. ;)

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2007, 06:47:24 AM »
utmtman, thanks for the links, hope you make the right choice when fulltiming.

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2007, 09:05:17 AM »
Has anyone rode a ATV on snow, now thats fun, if you get stuck at least you can drag it out. ;)

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2007, 10:04:59 AM »
I have ridden mine on snow deer hunting a time or two.   I do know you have to be carefull if you get into deep snow and in a sage for field type area you can get stuck.  Sage brush is heck on any four wheel drive.   I have been into snow two to three feet deep and it got to the point of not moving and I had to give it all I had to back out of it. 
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2007, 10:19:47 AM »
I avoid foot or more of snow, 1 to 8 inches is enough, being careful on certain terrains.

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2007, 10:44:26 AM »
Well this was actually not by choice we were hunting deer and had come up a mountain and when we topped out we were in it.  LOL  I have also been thru mud a foot and a half deep on the same hunt and that too can be almost as bad as the snow.    There were some mountain roads going up hill that are not easy when dry and we watched a few people try to climb them in ice and snow and it was a real comedy of errors.  Atv's are just like a 4x4 they will slip and slide in the bad stuff. 
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2007, 10:08:35 AM »
Looks like I'll be walking more then riding this year, sitting here at the computer all day is taking a toll on the body (I am getting fatter and lazier).

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2007, 02:23:58 AM »
Does anyone around here ride 4-wheelers?

We have a Polaris Sportman 400, and we share ownership on a Yamaha Rhino. We mostly like to ride in the high country on camping trips, but my husband does some desert riding too. I do enjoy the opportunity to ride when at Quartzsite every January. 
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2007, 05:15:34 AM »
We have a Polaris Sportman 400, and we share ownership on a Yamaha Rhino. We mostly like to ride in the high country on camping trips, but my husband does some desert riding too. I do enjoy the opportunity to ride when at Quartzsite every January. 

Thats a good way to pass the time, and would be lots of fun, not too familiar with desert riding though.

Long ago rode motorcycles and four-wheelers on the Oregon dunes while camping next to the dunes.

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2007, 01:38:56 PM »
We are ATV and dirtbike riders. In fact, I just made my reservations for St. Joe State Park in Missouri which is a dedicated off road park with up to date facilities etc...  We have tons of options in the mid-west to ride which is fortunate.  Good to see an ATV forum in addition to the RV side.  Ride safe! ;D
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2007, 05:02:51 AM »
We are ATV and dirtbike riders. In fact, I just made my reservations for St. Joe State Park in Missouri which is a dedicated off road park with up to date facilities etc...  We have tons of options in the mid-west to ride which is fortunate.  Good to see an ATV forum in addition to the RV side.  Ride safe! ;D

Have fun riding at the park, hope you're more stable on the dirtbikes then I am, they just seem awkward after riding 4 wheelers for so long.

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2007, 11:56:46 AM »
Another quad rider here.  Mostly sand dunes.
Nice banshee.  I have 2005 YFZ 450 & 2000 400 EX. We also have a 2007 Yamaha Rhino Sport Edition. We spend most of the the winter weekends @ Glamis.  Where do you ride?
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2007, 01:39:01 PM »
Little Sahara, OK.  It's in the northwest part of Oklahoma.  Very small area and dunes compared to what I hear about Glamis.  We've been trying to plan a trip out that way, but haven't been able to make it happen yet.  We did go to St. Anthony, ID this year though.  Waaaaay nicer than around here.

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2007, 03:15:15 PM »
You need to come on a big weekend. Thanksgiving, Halloween or New Years.  You can't believe the things you see.  Every kind of vehicle imaginable.  There is a 4x4 boat several 4x4 50's era Caddy limos. Quads with street bike or snowmobile engines. It is an event, if you ever get a chance you have to come to Glamis @ least once in your life. Should you decide to come, let me know we can give you the tour. Oldsmobile Hill is a must.
Check out www.planetsidexside.com.  The dunes section, some pix of Glamis.
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2008, 04:07:43 PM »
Bought a Can Am 400 Max 2 years ago for our trip to Mexico.  Had a blast!.  But we live up here in Washington and what  PITA.  More rules than you can shale a stick at.  Can't ride em on Forest Service roads, can't ride em except in designated ATV areas, can't can't can't.  Wonder how they sell so many up here.
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2008, 04:36:01 PM »
Bought a Can Am 400 Max 2 years ago for our trip to Mexico.  Had a blast!.  But we live up here in Washington and what  PITA.  More rules than you can shale a stick at.  Can't ride em on Forest Service roads, can't ride em except in designated ATV areas, can't can't can't.  Wonder how they sell so many up here.

Sounds just like the Washington State I remember.  Have they come up with a rule for the number of times one can flush yet? ??? ??? ;D
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2008, 05:47:44 PM »
Since my post Nebraska passed a law allowing atv use on the street, Our little town of Fairbury passed an ordinance that lets us ride now. We can also ride on county roads in the area. ;D
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2008, 06:02:57 PM »
In Arizona if the ATV is street legal, you can license it just like a motorcycle. Since the gas prices have gone up we're seeing a lot more of them running around town. I think there is a restriction on which roads you are allowed to travel on. I don't think you're allowed to take them on the interstates for example. Not sure about the road restrictions though.
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« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2008, 12:57:12 AM »
Sounds just like the Washington State I remember.  Have they come up with a rule for the number of times one can flush yet? ??? ??? ;D

The state has people on the payroll developing prohibitions for things nobody has even thought of doing yet.  Socialist Republic of Western Washington.
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2008, 04:57:59 PM »
Im also in California. We usually hit Stoddard, Johnson Valley. Once in a great while Big Bear. Heading out to Salton Sea after Christmas. I ride a Yamaha 660R, and my daughter rides a Polaris 90. Its allot of fun. We usually go with friends, or family that also ride. We love it. 

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2008, 08:00:47 PM »
Good place to ride in Oklahoma is the Lake Murry area near Ardmore.  Easy riding or challenging depending on your desires.  Also good camping (full Hookups) at the designated atv area. I ride yamaha 450 4x4 -wife yamaha 350  4x4 bruin.  have fun ---joe
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2008, 08:30:16 PM »
Sounds just like the Washington State I remember.  Have they come up with a rule for the number of times one can flush yet? ??? ??? ;D

In places of Western Kansas the rule is "If it's pee let it be, if it's brown flush it down."  Also have all kinds of water restrictions.  When you can and can't water your yard or not at all, can't wash your vehicle at home - car wash only.  Get discounts for low flow hardware too.  They keep track of how many in your household and you are alotted a set amount, go over than and get penalized.  Anybody else lived with water restrictions??  I find as I move from place to place people look at me funny when I ask if there are any!!!

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2008, 07:29:24 AM »
Places throughout Utah have restrictions in the worst of summer heat.  Some towns do not allow watering lawns but one day a week or some say only for a set amount of time in the mornings.  Some have restrictions on amount of use doubling or tripling the bill if it goes over the set amount.  Some of the car washes have gone to the recirculating systems reusing the water from the car washes for additional cars washes.
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« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2008, 05:09:53 PM »
I ride a 4-wheeled golf cart - 2003 Club Car DS with 4" Jake's lift, knobby tires, rear seat, and light kit.
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2009, 12:34:00 AM »
Another Polaris Owner here.  We have a 2004 Polaris Sportsman 700, and a 2005 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO.  Both are stump climbers.  I use the 700 for snow plowing, and have gone through 2 blades through the last 4 years.

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« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2009, 05:35:13 PM »
A lot of posts since my absence, by the way, I was the original poster.

They have put gates up the road here, so its quite hard to ride anymore, blame people that use the areas to dump trash all over the place.

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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2009, 01:12:51 PM »
New guy here and also a family ATVer.  Two Sportsman 500s and two Honda Recons, we spend most of our ride time in Oregon, as already mentioned the Peoples Republic of Washington makes riding here near impossible.  We've ridden all over in Oregon; heavily in NE Oregon, but down to the Oregon Dunes (annual trip) and down to SE Oregon to ride the Alvord Desert.  We also took a great two week trip in 2007 to Southern Utah, rode Sand Hallow, Coral Pink Dunes, around Bryce Canyon and the Paiute trail.

First pic is at the Alvord Desert looking West at the Steen Mountains, other pic is me trying to make a Utility ATV fly a bit.
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Re: Polaris 4-wheeler
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2009, 11:37:25 AM »
I own a Polaris Sportsman 800 Touring and my son has a Koplin 90cc. We ride all over Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
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