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post #11 of 367 (permalink) Old 02-19-2018, 09:16 AM
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Awsome deal...


OEM tires on a used bike you buy is always a good sign...


That motor is the worst of them all for the stripped drain plug though...


I had same bike in red!

My ES never had a hiccup.. It was under water many times.. Mud..Etc..

No problem..
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Ive never had the ES problems that people say plague them. and I have been around a ton of them. its usually always bad ground, connection, or voltage problem.

with that being said, you got a score!
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Thanks everyone! I got pretty lucky I think! Decent Honda ATVs don't usually sell cheap around here neither. Creamsicle with new tires and battery... and well maintained, might fetch $1700-$2000 around here! I see old clapped out bikes all the time priced even higher! The unique circumstances that led up to this opportunity are what made the deal possible. Nothing like this may ever occur for me again... but if it does I wish and hope for a "barn find" mint 300FW next... or in trade for Creamsicle? :-)

I am not a fan of needless electronic controls (ES in this case) as you all know. If I were keeping this bike for myself I would convert it. But my elderly mother recently moved up here (nearby) in the great white north and converted herself to a full-fledged Yooper! So , I'll leave this one stock for her to putter around on for fun and for hauling her little gardening trailer back and forth to her flowering plants. She loves it the way it is... and since my chain saw and case happens to match the Creamsicle color, maybe she'll learn to enjoy cutting and hauling my firewood with it someday... :-)


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Sweet deal! Good for you retro!
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I think the color is Cantaloupe !
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Mhhmmm cantaloupe
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Kinda hard to see but my buddy has the same exact quad. Es and all. That thing gets abused like nothing I have ever seen before. The thing still runs like a champ.
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Great deal! Well worth the money and the drive for sure.
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Kinda hard to see but my buddy has the same exact quad. Es and all. That thing gets abused like nothing I have ever seen before. The thing still runs like a champ.
Yep, your buddy's bike is the exact same color too, for sure! But his is Cantaloupe while mine is Creamsicle... (much colder latitude) perhaps? :-)

The color code sticker on mine begins with "YR" followed by some numbers. I may take a pic of it and post it up after this prolonged snowstorm system passes.

After I get Creamsicle freshened up, I'd like to see if I can swap the Foreman 450 handlebar headlight onto it somehow. Other than that possibility it'll probably remain mostly stock.

Just for the record, I wasn't interested in this bike at all initially... Ranchers aren't my preferred type of bike. It sounded like a bike that was still in very good condition (which is rare in this area!) for dirt cheap, but I was gonna pass on it. After I hung up the phone I started thinking more seriously about it though... searching for a use and purpose for it to provide me with a logical excuse to go buy it! I already knew I would probably buy this bike if I ever looked at it, so I wasn't even going to go have a look. :-)

Then I began to think about my mother. She has an old Arctic Cat sled that she used to enjoy riding, but she is losing interest in that nowadays due to her age and cold riding conditions. I have noticed that she hasn't spent much time on that sled this winter.

Maybe she'd enjoy having an ATV more during the warmer summer riding months...? So I asked her a few questions to get an idea whether she might use an ATV or not. One of the things she mentioned she would like to be able to do, was tow her little gardening trailer around the yard. She likes to do stuff outdoors, even works hard at doing some of her yard work chores and gardening stuff. She said she can't upshift an ATV though, she hasn't enough strength and it hurts her foot. BINGO.

I called the man back and asked him about scheduling a convenient meeting time for himself. Loaded my tools & supplies and hooked up the trailer... Then counted out $350 and folded it separate from my other cash, into my wallet. It was a done deal already in my mind, provided it checked out ok.
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Wow, retro has been converted to an ES guy. Good for you! Glad you love it! We all knew you just had to try it to like it. Now you can give your mom that clunky foot shifter!
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