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Hey gang, I don't recall if this has been said lately ?, but I figured I would take a few min's to pass on some great info to anyone looking at buying a used atv ?. First , never...EVER TAKE ANYONES WORD ON NOTHING WRONG WITH IT ?, or..it ran when I parked it ?. do not..i repeat..DO NOT BEILEVE THIS !!!!!. Second , it's used...DO YOU REALLY, HONESTLY THINK IT NEEDS NOTHING ?, if you believe this ?, then I've got some beach front property in AZ i'll sell ya !..lol. I am going to post a sticky in the repair section on what to check when looking into buying a used atv, then maybe we won't see members joining us, telling us, they are buying this..or buying that, and they want to know what to look for ?, what to check ?, where to look ?, then you can decide on what the price is REALLY WORTH ?, or you should not walk ?, but RUN AWAY !. ( or your pockets are deep ? )...lol. P.S. please keep in mind, unless you have purchased atvs from this same person ?, and it was what they said it was ?, or you know of their work ?, then please..by all means, jump all over it ! :).
 

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I trust people/dealers selling stuff like I trust the government.. I DON'T!! Little ole granny grampa, only used it around the yard, Adult owned, never modified, regular maintenance, BLA BLA BLA. Pretty much all Bull (#t..
 

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HAHA< sadly Shade I think 90% of folks don't come on here till they HAVE an issue after they bought an atv .

lack of foresight is way too common!
true, but, here lately, I have seen members joining us, and coming up with this question if it's worth such and such ?. just trying to give them an idea what to expect, that's all :).
 

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If you do what I do and only buy machines that are blown up or already in pieces you don't have to worry about whether it runs or not!!

Rob
yep, that's how I buy my projects, already busted up !..lmao. ( cheaper that way ).
 

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shade I did this a while back
I think a LOT of things are covered in here that also fit for buying a used ATV too

and I hear you on just trying to help, that's why I started this tread long ago



http://www.hondaatvforums.net/forums/repair-maintenance/50803-getting-atv-running-s-been-sitting-long-time.html

just I would add to new buyers to inspect the wheels , for wheel bearings, air filter to see if its clean or in BAD shape, check oil and see what it looks like and smells like
any fuel smell, is a red flag!

but between these and what ever you add, I think can help MAYBE some that take/make the effort to look before buying!
 

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If you can fix all manner of things then you are a used buyer. I couldn't fix a shot put consequently I try to get the best deal I can from a dealer on a new item.

Agree with above about all the claims, little ole lady rode it to church, always stored indoors, never was turned over, oil changed religiously, sure thing and there are snow cones in the nether world.
 

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If you can fix all manner of things then you are a used buyer. I couldn't fix a shot put consequently I try to get the best deal I can from a dealer on a new item.

Agree with above about all the claims, little ole lady rode it to church, always stored indoors, never was turned over, oil changed religiously, sure thing and there are snow cones in the nether world.
I can afford fixer-uppers, it's new that kills me !..lmao. I love to wrench ?.sooo..i'll buy broken, busted basket cases, tear them down, and rebuild them like new again :). this way..i will know that atv inside and out !, top to bottom, front to back, no better way to understand what you have then :). anddddddddd..I get to learn while I tear it down..lol.
 

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dealing.....

A little about "dealing". To me, the art of the deal isn't about being the world class debater or being cagey or having poker face or the heart of crook. Getting a deal is about patience and a little about awareness.

There are times when the dealer (any dealer) feels inclined to move inventory. In cars and trucks this always happens in late December. They need space and don't need to pay floor plan interest on last years models. There are other calendar times too.

When a dealer is ready to move inventory you can get a deal better than anything you could ever negotiate and to get that deal you just have to show up and have the means to pay. These times are irregular but it is worth it to have a nickels worth of patience.
 

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And........ getting the really good deal you may not get exactly what you want. At some price I get flexible, at a lower price I get really flexible. :D
 

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A little about "dealing". To me, the art of the deal isn't about being the world class debater or being cagey or having poker face or the heart of crook. Getting a deal is about patience and a little about awareness.

There are times when the dealer (any dealer) feels inclined to move inventory. In cars and trucks this always happens in late December. They need space and don't need to pay floor plan interest on last years models. There are other calendar times too.

When a dealer is ready to move inventory you can get a deal better than anything you could ever negotiate and to get that deal you just have to show up and have the means to pay. These times are irregular but it is worth it to have a nickels worth of patience.
I agree, I searched for months for my brand new Yamaha waverunner, drove 12 hours run trip, best price I could find, and got one heck of a deal on the price and package :).
 

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[/QUOTE] I agree, I searched for months for my brand new Yamaha waverunner, drove 12 hours run trip, best price I could find, and got one heck of a deal on the price and package :).[/QUOTE]

IMO, one of the key pieces here is "patience" and when coupled with "cash" in hand can result in some great deals.
 

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I agree, I searched for months for my brand new Yamaha waverunner, drove 12 hours run trip, best price I could find, and got one heck of a deal on the price and package :).[/QUOTE]

IMO, one of the key pieces here is "patience" and when coupled with "cash" in hand can result in some great deals.[/QUOTE]

Patience is also helpful when buying vehicles also. Took me 1.5 months to get the price right on a new truck but I got them down 12k off of sticker out the door price.

Foresight is like hindsight without any future. Haha
 

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Wise advise.

Also, like the old saying; You Get what you pay for. :icon_ deal:
If it is cheap it is for a reason.

I got mine for FREE so that means it is in cherry condition right? LOL!
 

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Hey gang, I don't recall if this has been said lately ?, but I figured I would take a few min's to pass on some great info to anyone looking at buying a used atv ?. First , never...EVER TAKE ANYONES WORD ON NOTHING WRONG WITH IT ?, or..it ran when I parked it ?. do not..i repeat..DO NOT BEILEVE THIS !!!!!. Second , it's used...DO YOU REALLY, HONESTLY THINK IT NEEDS NOTHING ?, if you believe this ?, then I've got some beach front property in AZ i'll sell ya !..lol. I am going to post a sticky in the repair section on what to check when looking into buying a used atv, then maybe we won't see members joining us, telling us, they are buying this..or buying that, and they want to know what to look for ?, what to check ?, where to look ?, then you can decide on what the price is REALLY WORTH ?, or you should not walk ?, but RUN AWAY !. ( or your pockets are deep ? )...lol. P.S. please keep in mind, unless you have purchased atvs from this same person ?, and it was what they said it was ?, or you know of their work ?, then please..by all means, jump all over it ! :).
I was looking to buy my first ATV and was going to get a used one. Thanks to this thread, I bought a new one from a dealership last week.
 

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what about a buying a used 680 at the dealers...
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Personally, I will never buy a used ATV from a dealer. Why? 1. Dealers with cover up any problems as best they can to move a quad or bike. Like a wash and polymer wax job to cover up scratches on the plastics. Or a can of STP to quiet engine noises. 2. Dealers will price them at maximum any time they can. There are times, as noted above, when you can get a new one for the same, or even better, price as a used one. 3. Dealer sales men/women are trained to lie, and they are only hired if they can convincingly do so.


How do I know this? I worked at a Kawi, Zuki dealer in high school. Probably why I only buy Hondas. :grin
 
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