Originally Posted by BordenZuheckii
Thank you everyone for the advice. My area is hardly slick, but steep is a yes. Steep like it's hard to walk up, but not impossible. I was heartbroken when they told me that a 400ex is not a good option. One of them previously owned one, and he said the clutch never lasted (not sure on the technical term for all these atv parts lol). So you guys really think it'll be a good option? We have a couple trails that maybe too rough, hard to say. I plan to keep this mainly on hills, grass, and gravel.
how long a clutch lasts has a lot do with how well you take care of it and use it!
people that RIDE the clutch, will wear one out way faster, and that tends to come from lack of skill using one! IMO!
as for should you buy one, this is a personal question, NO one can answer but you, if you want one, get one, worst that can happen, is you get it and find its NOT for you, and re sell it!
here in my area, on the really BIG long hills, you will seldom EVER find a any 4x4 atv's climbing them, they just weight to much, top heavy and just not made for BIG long fast hill climbs!
4x4 works better for allowing you to do things slower and NOT rely on speed to get you up and over things, but with traction alone!
its a pro's and con's deal, and for everyone, its up to them to decide what they like better!
but here in my area, I see many 2 wheel drive atv's climb hills, NO 4x4 I see will make, due to they can generate speed quicker and have lower center of gravity too!, and your able to throw them around better when needed(as in a u turn on a steep hill your NOT going to make)
here is a video link to some climbs here, you see 2x4 atv's and MX bikes 99% of the time ONLY on these hills!
another thing to look at if you watch, is, these hills at one time were all one big pile of slate, and not having all the paths and erosion on them, the bikes climbed these hills for decades and never eroded things, but ATV< pretty much destroyed the hills, carving out paths and major erosion in the hills, some of the trails now are 20+ ft deep ?
so any time i hear folks say MX bikes do more damage than ATV's I just laugh!, as they have no real clue what there talking about! LOL
not bashing atv's, just saying it as it really is!