Originally Posted by XplicitRacing6
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.