you guys make some really interesting points, i will take it all into consideration when i find "The Deal" thanks guys
I agree, I don't think its fair to throw something out because of mileage. my 2015 was bought in May, I have over 1000 miles and 110 hours on it, but it still looks brand new.I just think it's funny how clean my 570 still is with 400 miles and 47 hours. It's mostly low range crawling on our grassy field. If someone did the math without looking at the machine they would probably think it's beat.
Thanks for the reply guys, like I said this would be for my wife and I'm guessin g we would put at most 200-300 miles on a year. I've only put 250 miles on my 700 in 4 uears! Bought it 4 years ago with 700 miles on it.. still don't have 1000 mIles in it!
There's a lot of folks that don't put many miles on the way some of us do PoPo. I routinely see machines in the shop that are 5-10 years old and only have around 2000-2500 miles. If I don't get at least 75-100 miles in a day its only been a partial ride lol. I've been very busy this year since buying my new 1000. It's a year and a half old now and ONLY has about 2500 miles. In an "ordinary" riding year I'd be closer to 3500 by now.Why would you buy if that is the number of miles you will put on the bike. You would be better off renting. The last trip out was in Sept and by the time we got back home I had another 784 miles on the bike. The bike when I got home was just 1 year old and has 1850 miles.
Get the 500 Sportsman OP. They've been around forever and there's tons of parts available. 5000 miles is a fair amount but a close inspection, tell tale signs and/or records of regular maintenance and current condition along with price makes the difference in if its too many miles.I am looking to purchase a sportsman single cylinder ATV for the MRS. I have found quite a few with decent price tags but have 5000 or so miles on them.. I don't mind fixing things but just don't want to buy a money pit. How many miles is too many? also will a 400 sportsman get up to 50 mph?