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    Default Honda vs. Yamaha - 1990's bikes

    Have been looking to get my first ATV and thought I would probably end up with something along the lines of a Honda Foreman or Honda Fourtrax. My neighbor and a friend both have Fourtrax's from the late 1980's or early 1990's and they still run really well. Seem like they go forever. I've also seen a few Yamaha Grizzlies and other Yamahas around for sale lately - all late 1990's. I don't know much about Yamaha bikes (or Hondas for that matter other having ridden friends' bikes) and was curious what people's opinions were on these bikes. Do Yamahas tend to run forever similar to the Hondas? Parts available for both? I'd like to not spend a lot of money so I can get a second bike for the wife.


    Currently considering a Grizzly with less than 1000 miles and a Foreman with a little less than 3000 miles.


    Thanks in advance.
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    I would say stick with the hondas for that time frame. pretty much indestructable except for those darn drum brakes!
    Dont know alot about the yamaha in those years

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    any questions? try to fix the yamahaha
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    I have had both and either would be great from 1997 or later. Prior to 1997, I would go with the Honda.
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    Thanks for the replies. I went with the Honda Foreman. Picked it up today at lunch and am beyond excited to have my first ATV. I can't believe I actually had to come back to work for the rest of the day.
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    Congrats on the purchase jmg!! Let the fun begin!

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    Pics man pics!! Which one did you get? 350Foreman? 300Fourtrax?

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