what about a 01 foreman 450s? not sure what ill get but im watching one of these, anything to watch out for?
ALL the 450 foreman's were solid long lasting atv's in STOCK form
biggest KNOWN weak link on them is there left rear axle seal bearing, a know weak link and to fail and if NOT caught in time, runs the whole rear axle, rusting out its splines!
I will wager about 80% of the members here will tell you IF its a E shift model, well, there MORE likely to have issue's with the E shift, they just have WAY more problems than basic foot shift versions of same atv!
this is also true on almost ALL electronic shift HONDA atv';s NOT just this model!
some LOVE it, and NEVER have an issue
but forums like this are burred in treads and posts about problems with them, so take this with a grain of salt!
NOW< finding a 450 foreman in STOCK condition and treated well its whole life, , since they ain't made them in 14 yrs now, is NOT going to be easy!
as in buying ANYTHING used, your at the mercy of what the sellers tells you(most ALL LIE here) HOW good you are at spotting issue's or possible issue's OR poking holes in the seller's Story!
IF it has BIG mud tires, a snorkel, or looks like it was used heavy in MUD
HIGH odds this atv has been sunk in its life time
Modern ATV owners all over today think ATv' s are part boat
and as such many sunk them, they seem to NOT care and call it the price to PLAY,
have to ask your self, HOW well can YOU fix things , as if it needs to go to a sealer, they get costly fast at 75-100 bucks an hr
so keep this in mind when your getting a price and thinking of what its worth or NOT