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I was wondering: what are the main differences between the 250EX and the Recon? The engines are the same. Obviously, the Recon is a utility model vs the EX, which is a sport quad. Are the Recons geared any differently? They have a manual clutch, right? vs. the automatic clutch on the EX. The Recon is a bit slower?

I've been considering getting a Recon to go along with our 250EX's. It'd be nice to have a quad with racks on it for gear, etc when we ride. A guy has one on craigslist for $1700. Nice shape, according to the ad...
 

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Thats about it utility and sport .
 

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They are practically the same machine. The gearing on the Recon is going to be a bit more towards torque(I would imagine) where the 250EX will be geared more for sport use.
 

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We need racks for gear, etc. We miss that on the EX's. Other than that, they're great machines.
Any way that cargo racks could be bolted to them?
 

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Plastics are the only thing different. until 2007 when the 250EX was given the option of the manual/sport clutch. Before that they shifted the same way. Also the Recon had the nice pull start option, whic I think can be incorporated on the EXs. The frames are the same so Racks shouldn't be an issue just drilling out the plastics will be a hard decision to make..lol would for me.
 

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Yeah, you can probably get a rack for the rear of the 250EX, because I know you can get one for the rear of the 300EX. Like Moose said, you'll probably have to drill holes in your fenders to accept the racks.
 

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The Recons have front drum brakes, instead of disk on the EX. They both are manual shift with auto clutch, but the newer Ex's use a "sport" clutch, which acts as a manual clutch, but the quad will not stall out if you don't give it gas. The EX also has more suspension travel, but the recon has a short turning radius, and turns better than anything I've ever riden. The newer recons are also about 60lbs heavier.
 

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yeppers^^^^^^
 
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