Buying 2 Stroke 4x4 quad

Discussion in '4 Wheeling - ATVs' started by TrailMarker, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. TrailMarker

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    I'm considering picking up another 4x4 quad and have been seeing some 2 cycle Polaris 400s for sale, any thoughts on that versus holding out for a 4 stroke?
     
  2. tito

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    4 stroke has more torque per engine size at a lower RPM fits 4X4 use better. But if you come across a 2 stroke if a good deal is a good deal
     

  3. mattawanhunter

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    I'm a 4 stroke Honda guy through and through, I'll never mess with another two-cycle be it a quad or a motorcycle. Just my 2 cents. I've owned and seen many Hondas that are still running after 20 or 30 years! All 4 strokes, many have never had a single repair including the 3 I've owned!
     
  4. brigeton

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    I agree. Most anything I ever owned with a 2 stroke has been trouble.
    I have a 2006 Honda. The only thing I have ever done is replace the spark plug once and a new battery every few years,and change the oil. It still runs like new.
     
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  5. msfcarp

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    Hold out for a four stroke, you’ll be much happier.


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  6. red wolf

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    I have a 400 Polaris 4x4 2 stroke .. love it. Starts better vs my 4 stroke Polaris in the dead cold.

    Fast as **** , powerful for work. I like the 4 stoke better when pulling the disk but I like my small tractor even more for that job. Outside of that I would personally take the 2 stroke

    I also have two Honda 3 wheelers from 83 and 84 that have been virtually problem free. 1 carb replacement do to rusty gas tank. Put plastic replacement tank on and new carb all good again.
     
  7. brigeton

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    I'm pretty sure those Honda 3 wheelers are 4 strokes.
     
  8. MossyHorns

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    They could be 250R's, which were 2 strokes.
     
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  9. red wolf

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    Yes the Honda 3 wheelers are 4 strokes simple ignition simple carbs very bulletproof.

    If your lucky to get a good machine most will provide you with years of service. Simple maintenance and not thrashing on it will prolong dependability.
     
  10. brigeton

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    I learned something. I didn't know Honda ever made a 2 stroke anything.
     
  11. hawgeye

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    They made 2 stroke dirt bikes, three wheelers and quads. They are great for racing but poor for utility. Hard to beat the Honda 300 4x4. That's the most dependable quad ever built!

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