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post #11 of 17 Old 11-14-2018, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Congrats, and let the older boys drive it, once in a while.
Oh I will, mommy just canít know. I had to plead my case for weeks just to get them 500 midsize atvís. Have to teach them, what happens on the trail stays on the trail. I bought Max a 50cc dirt bike for his 5th birthday. My in laws have about a 1acre front yard. Very first ride he stood it on its ass and did a full throttle wheelie from one end to the other, then wiped out. She swore like a sailor that day, lol.
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We picked it up today. They had to climb on it everytime we stopped. Tomorrow weíll take it for a first drive. Shocks are turned all the way down so Iíll adjust those as well.
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We finally made it out for a test ride, here is my initial review.

Having ridden the 500 EFI Alterras already, I was impressed with the power of the 700. Took each family member on a 20 min ride on the paths around the fields at the in-laws for a total of about an hour and a half of ride time. Handling was good, more than enough power, rode the entire time in 4x4 as the fields were wet. With 400lbs of riders, it didnít seem to notice the passenger.

I only locked the differential around a few tight bends just to feel the difference. Ride was very smooth. I took it out on the pavement just to see what it had. At 56mph I let off. My guess is it could have pulled 70 with ease. Iím not taking an atv that fast, suspension was not built for that and the wheel track isnít wide enough. Small adjustments in steering have a dramatic effect on stability at that speed. If I had adjusted the suspension like I had planned, it may have stiffened the ride and handled it a little better. Nevertheless, thatís what street bikes are made for.

I rode on the back while the two older boys ran 3 laps each around the hay field. I have to say, that is about the most comfortable passenger seat if ever sat on. Very thick and plush. It felt very safe and stable with the floorboards and hand grips, even with my 10 year old driving.

Overall, very happy. Thanks for the advice for those who jumped in on the conversation. After the 20 min ride, wife has said she would not mind riding on the back of that at all.
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When I first got mine, I took my gps and wound it out on asphalt. Got it up to something like 72-73 mph. When my knees stopped knocking, I ordered a Speedwerx Hypershift kit. Now it is set for a 65 mph top speed but has even better low end power. Let the wife drive while you ride on back, she'll like it even more.
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I forgot to mention that the dealership that had this TRV apparently had it sitting outside most of the time. The backrest was starting to fade and the baked on finish on the rack was fading and starting to rust in a couple spots. Made the dealer pay to replace both of these as part of the deal. Those parts should be here next week. Fortunately, the body had an automotive paint job so it didnít have any fading, at least not noticeable. The black plastic was still black and in good shape but the headlights had started clouding.

I bought a no drill headlight restore kit from Walmart made by Turtle Wax, $10. Didnít even need most of the kit. Took an old T-shirt and the polishing compound, 2 min of buffing by hand on each light and they look new again. Below are the before and after.
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New update. I tightened up the suspension like I had planned. It raised the front 1Ē and the rear 2Ē. Feels a tad nose down when riding solo, this is corrected with a passenger. May need to drop the rear .5Ē-1Ē. Doesnít sound like much but it makes a difference.

It definitely helped the handling. Front wheels donít give as much cornering or riding down a sloped path. Oh, and she drifts pretty nicely with a little throttle feathering around corners now that some of the sag was taken out of the rear and some weight off of it. It also corrected the top in slope that the rear wheels had without a rider.

Current profile pic is attached if anyone wants to see what the clearance is with the shocks cranked all the way up. I couldnít find any info on this when looking for it.
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