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Today I bought my first quad after shopping all the closeout deals. Started looking at the Raptor 250 (felt like Mario Kart.. for me anyway), so then I turned to the Raptor 350, until I saw a 2008 Honda TRX 400EX on sale for the same price. I read a lot of forums and reviews on comparisons of the two, and felt the Honda was best for me in terms of trail ride and low maitenance. So I signed the papers today.

I'm about 150 5'10" and 32, so i figure this thing will last me for a long time for my needs, which is mostly trails. I'm not trying to kill myself, but will mod as I get comfortable.

The only thing I bought from the dealer was a helmet and goggles. The helmet i could have gotten mail order $30 cheaper, but it was local business, so it was money well spent.

I would like to know what I should get right away mainly for safety and protecton first, for example nerf bars, skid plates. Stuff I need or "should" have. I would also like reccomendations for durable parts for the price. I need to save as much as I can for a trailer!

Oh and I'm glad to be here!
 

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Welcome to the forums. I would say nerf bars would be one of the top choices for safety items.
 

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Looking to do Nerf Bars and Skid Plates. Dealer was way too expensive. So I'm looking online. Who has the best prices? Doing trailing and some open areas. Suggestions? Was looking at Pro Armor for the skid plates. UM Racing, Tusk or AC Nerf bars, without pegs.
 

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Nice purchase on the 400ex. You can't go wrong with one of those. I buy all my aftermarket parts from ebay or rockymountainatv.com. I would love to buy from the local dealers but they just can't compete with the prices online.

Rob
 

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Good choice. They are a great quad. I also find alot of deals on ebay. Look for nice used, the quad design has not changed since 2005, and alot of 98 and above parts work also.
 

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Welcome to the family!!! You got yourself a legendary machine...
 

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Give some or our site vendors a try they might make you a good deal on some nerfs, but get nerfs with pegs they just seem to feel better to me, and Welcome to the forums!
 

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Thanks! Delivery is tomorrow! Gonna be a long day at work tomorrow! :shocked:
 
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