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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Shippensburg, Michaux and 4B
New to ATVs, where to start???
So my wife finally persuaded me to sell my jet ski with the promise that if I did, I could get a 4 wheeler (I think she thought I would never do it but with a 1 year old son, my solo lake trips to raystown don't seem feasible anymore). So last Friday me and my 2004 Yamaha GP800R parted ways after 8 years of summer fun.
I literally know nothing about ATV's, I had a dirt bike when I was a teenager but that was it. I'm 32 years old and have only ever ridden a 4 wheeler twice in someones back yard. But, it looks like fun and I'm no stranger to dirt bikes and motorcycles so I figure its in the same kind of line of dangerous stuff to do with wheels and motors.
I live about 5 minutes away from the michaux state forest ATV trails at big flat so I figure I would do the majority of riding there and on my own land.
I was looking at either getting a 4wheeler or a polaris rzr kind of vehicle. From some initial research though, the 800 rzrs do not appear to be legal in Michaux because they are 58" wide? Although I've read online in some places it is and/or people just do it anyways but its tighter in the trails?
I wouldnt use this vehicle for hunting really but might use it to plow my driveway since my driveway is over 100 yards long and I'm assuming its more fun than snow blowing. Thats about the only utilitarian reason I can think to get one.
What do you guys find you enjoy more? the 4 wheeler or sxs? Any pros and cons to either one?
I'm in no rush to go out and buy one as its hunting season and the trails appear to be shut down right now anyways. I just figured I'd do some research first. Thanks in advance.
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