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I have been looking at a 09 or 08 trx 700xx at my local honda dealer and they have dropped the price from 7899 down to 5899 now and I have been thinking about buying it. but i have some questions. First would this be a good sport quad to go trail riding on? and how does it do in tight trails? the trails I would be riding on would be forest service trails, would the big 700 do good for that? or should I stay will my 250ex until it's paid off and then go for something else? thanks in advance.
 

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I would think it would be a great quad. Big power! IRS! I don't have one but I am sure one of the guys here that has one will tell you the pros and cons.
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A few members here have them. Pyetime will probly drop you a line. He has one. Redracer also may throw some info your way. If not send them a PM and they will get back with you.
 

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I think it would be a good quad for trails.And it would be a huge step up from a 250ex.Be careful.lol
 

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ok thanks for the help guys, I will shoot them a pm if they don't reply or see this thread? thanks
 

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The 700 will rip on the trails, it has better top speed than the 450 so if you get to any high speed sections you won't be lacking. The IRS is designed for trails, huge plus over SRA. The 700 can be lugged way down for the tight spots too.

Great choice in my opinion.
 

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thanks for the reply RedRacer, I don't know for sure if i'm going to buy the 700xx now the interest rate and payment per month is kind of on the steep side for me the interest rate from my dealer through honda would be 9% and the payment would be 157.00 per month which sounds kind of high to me. so I'm debating rather to trade in my almost paid off 250ex for the 700xx or wait until my 250ex is paid off and then go out looking for a bigger quad. cause I would like to put some nice aluminum wheels on what even quad i buy. and you can't get nice aluminum wheels for the rear of the 700xx right now. don't get me wrong the irs and efi of the 700 would be sweet and a huge improvement over my 250ex but i'm just not sure what to do now. what would you do? and does the interest and payment sound on the high side to you?
 

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If you can't afford it don't do it.To many americans get in over there head and loose there house or something.
 

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If you can swing it and your comfortable with the payment this thing is a beast on the trails. Plenty of ground clearance and tons of power for whatever you may encounter out there. I've have had mine for over a year now and have no regrets. Okay just one I dont get to ride as much as I like but thats not the quads fault.
 

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ok thanks for the advice guys. now I have a couple other questions is honda going to keep making the 700xx cause i heard that they were trying to clear out all of their sport quads this year and then not going to make any sport quads next year what's up with that? and also if i done a top end rebuild on my 250ex and put a bigger piston in it would it be a pretty good woods runner with better power cause if I could get more power out of the 250 i would probably be good for a while until I could get a 700xx when I get my 250 and my mustang paid off.
 

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I just wanna put my 2 cents in. There isnt really anything you can do to that 250ex that is gunna even come close to the stock power of a 700xx. There beast. But if u cant afford the payments i dont suggest it. Plus my buddy rides a 700xx and they sound like a helacopter when there goin down the road. Pretty Sweet! And he dosnt seem to have many problems getting through the tight trails he probably is the least wide of all the people i ride with tho.
 

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I'm not trying to get 700xx power out of the 250 just decent power like a stock 300ex maybe.
 

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Im sure u could get a stock 300ex power fairly easily. Prolly wouldnt even need to bore it. What do u have done to ur quad right now?
 

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I have a hmf exhaust system, k&n air filter, and have rejetted the carb for the exhaust. I figure if I could get power out of it that's equal to or a little more than a 300ex i would be good for a while. so i can save up some money for a 700xx or maybe a raptor 660 or something. thanks for your help.
 

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Do you have the airbox lid on or off?If it's on take it off.Giving it more air and maybe abit more fuel will add power.
 

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I have the airbox lid on i will take it off and see what happens. I'm supposed to take it down to the dealer and see what they will give me if i trade it in on the 700 and then they said that they could tell me better what my payment would be a month on the 700. so well see what happens.
 

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By removing the lid you will need to rejet.
 

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Be sure to play hardball with the dealership I've heard of the 700 going for cheaper than the $5899 you mentioned. Here's the current offer from Honda Pretty Sweet! When I purchased mine they were only giving $600 bonus bucks. Check the Honda site for more details thats where I found this.


Get $2,500 in Bonus Bucks - TRX700XXBonus Bucks offer is good with the purchase of new 2008 TRX700XX models. Bonus Bucks can only be used for purchases at the dealership and must be redeemed on the date of purchase. Offer has no cash value and is not transferable. Redemption value is not to exceed $2,500. Check with participating Honda Dealers for complete details. Offer good through March 31, 2010.
 
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