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Hello,
I am an old fart in many things... been there done that... sold the tee shirt for gas money home. But, on here, I am the noob, so, I digress... Here is the deal that got me into this whole quad life. After about 300K miles on two wheel motors, I have been talked into trying the four wheeled version. So with with a future trip in mind that involves the Hatfield McCoy and other such trails I started looking around and trying to decide the optimal way to approach this idea. What I found was a 2007 Honda Foreman 500 with electric shift and electric power steering... 354 miles and 81 hours on the clock, Warn snow plow and 3000 lb winch, Stock tires and rims with very little wear and a full set of ITP SS112 wheels fitted with ITP Mudlites 26x9x12 front and 26x12x12 rear, An extra bumper that needs a weld or two and a nice little trailer to haul it... all for $4,500.00. Original owner bought it in the spring of '09 from new old stock at a local dealer and needed to sell due to health problems.

If anyone can think of any information that I just may "need to know"... Feel free to opine and or present the facts to me.

Thanks,

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Welcome to the forums. The Foreman is a great ATV.
 

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welcome to the forums
 

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Um, that price is off the hook dude. If it's real and not a Craigslist scam, which is really smells like, then I'd go right now with cash money and buy it.

I bought an 08 last fall, same machine [ES and EPS] and a 2500lb winch with 33 hours and like 180 miles for $5k.

You could put those extra wheels on craigslist and get some extra money, and the little trailer will cost you around $400 new, if it's like a 4x6 or something. The blade will cost you another couple hundred, so with all that said it sounds like it might be too good to be true. If it is true, buy it.
 

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Um, that price is off the hook dude. If it's real and not a Craigslist scam, which is really smells like, then I'd go right now with cash money and buy it.

I bought an 08 last fall, same machine [ES and EPS] and a 2500lb winch with 33 hours and like 180 miles for $5k.

You could put those extra wheels on craigslist and get some extra money, and the little trailer will cost you around $400 new, if it's like a 4x6 or something. The blade will cost you another couple hundred, so with all that said it sounds like it might be too good to be true. If it is true, buy it.
Well I did buy it and had title for the quad and trailer in hand as I was pulling away with the whole rig hooked to the back of my pickup truck. I took it to my family farm on Sat and spent the day running through the gears, in and out of 4wheel drive and just having a good time in the fields and some woods trails. I put it back on the trailer and stopped on the way home to top off the tank and it took 8 tenths of a gallon. I think I am going to like this one.

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Oh, I thought you were asking if it was a good deal before you bought it.

That's awesome. You found one of those too good to be true deals that turned out to be true. They pop up occasionally and if you are in the right place at the right time, then jump on them.

Can't think of anything to tell you. If you don't run it often, turn the gas off and let the machine run out of gas to drain the carb. That will do wonders to keeping it running smooth. Also charge the battery or put a battery tender on it if it sits for a while or you don't run it more than an hour at a time. You probably know all that, but just mentioning it again.

You got a great price on a nice machine. Lets see some pictures.
 

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Glad you're happy with it. A foreman is a good machine.
 

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Thanks Helmut, A ?, Other than making the thing sit higher for bigger tires... What would be the rationale in a lift kit?

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Thanks Helmut, A ?, Other than making the thing sit higher for bigger tires... What would be the rationale in a lift kit?

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With a lift kit and bigger tires, you can gain a little ground clearance. Honestly, in my opinion for trail riding, you don't really need a lift kit or bigger tires. Riding in deep mud, on the other hand, I can see where more ground clearance is helpful. Remember, the higher your ATV sits, the easier it will be to flip over.
 

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Thanks Helmut, A ?, Other than making the thing sit higher for bigger tires... What would be the rationale in a lift kit?

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With a lift kit and bigger tires, you can gain a little ground clearance. Honestly, in my opinion for trail riding, you don't really need a lift kit or bigger tires. Riding in deep mud, on the other hand, I can see where more ground clearance is helpful. Remember, the higher your ATV sits, the easier it will be to flip over.
That whole... "higher it is... easier to turn over" is familiar to me. So I kind of figured that part out. The mud thing makes sense too. Thanks Helmut, I don't think I will be lifting any time soon. With 26 inch wheels, I don't feel the need and at 6'3" 235 lbs... I need the lowest center of gravity that I can get.

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