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2005 TRV 500 Issues-Reliability?

One of my neighbours has a 2005 TRV 500 for sale. Just wondering what I should look for when I go see it. One thing that bothers me is that it's got 9,600 kms ( 6,000 miles). Also would like comments on the CVT belt.

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As many have said before the Suzuki 500's are bullet-proof. CV belts last a long time if not abused. Abuse is towing heavy loads or plowing heavy snow in high gear all the time. If you buy it and decide to change belt, go to a Suzuki dealer and buy their belt as Cat belt is the same but more money due to Cat's markup.
As far as bushings, what Rick said. Shock bushings for sure and he has what are called "steerlite" bushings for front upper control arms which make steering a little easier in slow tight corners in the bush and they work great.
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All the suspension bushings (a-arms, rear knuckles and shocks), the OE bushings are not made to last.

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Hey Rick, if one needs new bushings...where should they get them??


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As many have said before the Suzuki 500's are bullet-proof. CV belts last a long time if not abused. Abuse is towing heavy loads or plowing heavy snow in high gear all the time. If you buy it and decide to change belt, go to a Suzuki dealer and buy their belt as Cat belt is the same but more money due to Cat's markup.
As far as bushings, what Rick said. Shock bushings for sure and he has what are called "steerlite" bushings for front upper control arms which make steering a little easier in slow tight corners in the bush and they work great.
Thanks, that makes me feel better.
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Does he take care of his stuff? 6,000 mile on a ATV can be a lot or it can be in great shape with lots of life left. Depends on the owner and how they used it. Like mentioned the 500 Suzuki was great. It's 14 years old so it may need a few things but that's not a reason to not buy it. Good luck!

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Does he take care of his stuff? 6,000 mile on a ATV can be a lot or it can be in great shape with lots of life left. Depends on the owner and how they used it. Like mentioned the 500 Suzuki was great. It's 14 years old so it may need a few things but that's not a reason to not buy it. Good luck!

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If you buy it, download a repair manual from Country Cat and a parts manual. Get the owners manual also. Lots of great info in the owner manual. Learn how to do your own servicing, you'll know it's done right, plus, it's kinda fun. If the original owner does his own servicing by the book, it's probably a great find. I bought a 2001 500 Cat a few years ago with 6,000 miles, after a couple things (clean carburetor and gas tank) that was a great ATV.

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