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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-25-2019, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Sportsman, 400, 450 or 500 which one

I'm looking actually at three Sportsman quads, 2005 800EFI,2005 500HO, 450 and 400 they range from 2005 - 2010 and price 2500 - 2900. By the way I have a 2002 500 HO Scrambler that roars, compare Please.
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Id avoid the evi - they were so troublesome that they wrnt back to the Mikuni carb.
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Of the 400, 450 & 500.... in model years 2005-2010. I'd go 500 all the way. I have a nut-less 2005 400 (425cc), which is okay to ride, but no where near the power and fun of my 800. Or if you find a nice 800 go that route! But skip the 400's and 450's if your use to a scrambler already.... I don't think you or your right thumb will be happy!!!!

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Of the 400, 450 & 500.... in model years 2005-2010. I'd go 500 all the way. I have a nut-less 2005 400 (425cc), which is okay to ride, but no where near the power and fun of my 800. Or if you find a nice 800 go that route! But skip the 400's and 450's if your use to a scrambler already.... I don't think you or your right thumb will be happy!!!!

Good luck in your search.
The 400 is a 2010, HO, 455cc sounds like a a different one than you have? Thanks for the info, I do believe 500 is what I'm leaning toward yet have found a couple 700 twins and I cant findout anywhere if they have power steering?
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Of the 400, 450 & 500.... in model years 2005-2010. I'd go 500 all the way. I have a nut-less 2005 400 (425cc), which is okay to ride, but no where near the power and fun of my 800. Or if you find a nice 800 go that route! But skip the 400's and 450's if your use to a scrambler already.... I don't think you or your right thumb will be happy!!!!

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The 400 is a 2010, HO, 455cc sounds like a a different one than you have? Thanks for the info, I do believe 500 is what I'm leaning toward yet have found a couple 700 twins and I cant findout anywhere if they have power steering?
I don't think ANY of the machines you named have PS. You can add it to the 800 for about $600. The 500's are pretty much bullet proof if serviced and taken care of and there's tons of relatively cheap good used parts for repair.
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Of the 400, 450 & 500.... in model years 2005-2010. I'd go 500 all the way. I have a nut-less 2005 400 (425cc), which is okay to ride, but no where near the power and fun of my 800. Or if you find a nice 800 go that route! But skip the 400's and 450's if your use to a scrambler already.... I don't think you or your right thumb will be happy!!!!

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The 400 is a 2010, HO, 455cc sounds like a a different one than you have? Thanks for the info, I do believe 500 is what I'm leaning toward yet have found a couple 700 twins and I cant findout anywhere if they have power steering?
I don't think ANY of the machines you named have PS. You can add it to the 800 for about $600. The 500's are pretty much bullet proof if serviced and taken care of and there's tons of relatively cheap good used parts for repair.
Agreed, What he said!!

None of those models would have power steering. If that is a "must have", it can be added aftermarket to some applications.... but otherwise you are looking at a minimum of a newer 570 model w/ PS. Note, not all models of 570 have PS either!

So OP, what is your "must have's" and "wants" list?? We may be better able to help point you in what year(s) / model(s) / size(s) to be looking for and you can then determine if they fit in your budget??!!

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Am leaning toward the 700twin 2005-2006 in the $3000 range. I have a 330 trail Boss and a 500HO scrambler and am fine with both of them not having Power steering, I just dont want to buy the bigger 700 Sportsman and be a chore to manuver it on some of the tight trails I ride.
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Am leaning toward the 700twin 2005-2006 in the $3000 range. I have a 330 trail Boss and a 500HO scrambler and am fine with both of them not having Power steering, I just dont want to buy the bigger 700 Sportsman and be a chore to manuver it on some of the tight trails I ride.
I've got a 2006 800 with EPS and lots of other goodies on it I might let go in that price range if you'd be willing to travel a little to get it. PM me and we can get into details if you'd like.
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Hey guys thanks for the input, just added a 2006 800EFI Sportsman with 941miles.
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