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Hi, this looks to be a great Honda site. I'm looking to buy a new quad for hunting and I think I've narrowed it down to the air cooled carbureted 500FM or the liquid cooled injected 420FM.According to the spec sheets, the 420 is lighter and cheaper than its 500 cousin. What gives? Are the power levels similar as well? Thanx in advance.
 

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The power is not going to be far off from eachother. I would personally go for the model with EFI. If you are going to be doing hunting with it, it would be nice to not have to adjust your carb for every elevation change. Plus huntiing would/could mean the quad sitting for long periods of time in the colder weather, EFI starts much easier in cold weather. EFI is the new technology, use it.
 

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If you're going to use it in cold weather, do not get a carbed model...definitely go with EFI, it'll start so much easier and run a lot smoother.

I just bought a Rancher AT (TRX420FA) a couple weeks ago for the same purpose (primarily hunting, but also snow removal and recreational). I added a Warn RT25 winch (2500 lb) and it has spent the last two weekends in the woods hanging tree stands. I've used it to drag logs out of the way and to pull down trees and limbs to clear shooting lanes and it has so far had more than enough power...I did use a bow saw to cut part of the way through some of the larger (6"-8" diameter) trees before pulling them over. Once they were down, it dragged them without any problems. I also used it to pull my 4x7 trailer loaded with hang-on tree stands, climbing sticks, ladder stands, tools, and miscellaneous stuff (including my father-in-law). This is the same trailer I pull with my truck to haul my ATV...when I get out to the woods, I unload the ATV, take the trailer off the truck and put it on the ATV, take my stuff out of the back of my truck, put it on the trailer, and head to my treestand locations.
 

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I Agree with The two girls and the Jackass.:icon_ devil: Welcome to the forums!!!
 

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Yeeaaa welcome to the forums! I agree with the gals, the jackass, and the post whore! Get a Rancher 420.
 

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I agree with the two girls the jackass the post whore wanna be and the Bag boy.


Oh and Welcome to the forums!!!!
 

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LMAO!!! That's great
 

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Don't want to sound like a blasphemer but a rural Polaris dealer made us an offer we could not refuse on 2 touring 800 cc models. We really like them, thank you for your replies.
 
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