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post #1 of 28 Old 04-07-2019, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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im sure this has been covered but feeling lazy, i shouldnt have drove my uncles had me want another twin kawi again. they are having some decent sales and financing on them now which is the only time the local ones have decent prices. the one has 2016 camo/eps and 17 red/eps, 9k for either of those after tax and fees(why he never sells anything but road bikes)

the place i bought my two from has got 19s 1500 off msrp, so 7 plus fees for non eps and 7600 for eps base colors.



anyone have any reason why i wouldnt want the 16 or 17?



they look pretty cool has black rims(like the black wheels, all the 19s have those. kinda leaning toward the non eps 19 one at this point unless i can get the final price on the 16 down to a more reasonable price.



just in the thinking stage still, another machine right now is going to be a hard sell when i just bought the pioneer and spend a ton on aftermarket crap.

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I'm not sure why anyone would spend 9000 on a 4-year old machine over 7600 on a current model machine...by the newest you possibly can...and get the EPS..all Brutes need it! You'll be glad you did...and so will the guy you sell it to in a few years.

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I'm not sure why anyone would spend 9000 on a 4-year old machine over 7600 on a current model machine...by the newest you possibly can...and get the EPS..all Brutes need it! You'll be glad you did...and so will the guy you sell it to in a few years.
I'm surprised they even make them without power steering still Youd be crazy to buy one without it. I guess if saving a few hundreds dollars is more important then not having sore arms go for it

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I don't think I'd buy another one. If I were looking today I'd be looking at a 2-up Can Am.

I don't see anything wrong with buying a new 2016. I seriously doubt that a 2019 is any different.

In paper it would be less than a 2018 but still the same machine.

And like the others said, don't buy one without EPS.

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been there, if you use the throttle alot can ams break alot, and cost a poop load for parts.



was 7600 before tax 2017 is 8 pretty close it was 9 otd. not sure now, the old lady went about as expected, would have to trade the pioneer for it, not sure if i would like being that one for work and play. the daughter dont ride with me much anymore kinda expected that too but it makes wood alot easier. just darn boring, and only goes 40

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been there, if you use the throttle alot can ams break alot, and cost a poop load for parts.
When I go riding I have the only Kawasaki in the group, everyone else is riding a Can Am. The 850 Max out performs my BF hands down in the sand and snow every time and I have the better tires. And I like the added wheelbase too.

Their experience with them seems to be just the opposite as yours.

There's things I like about mine but there's not enough things I like about it to warrant buying another one.

Mine has treated me pretty good and it still has a of of miles left in it so I wont be buying anything new for a long time. Hopefully.

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the daughter dont ride with me much anymore kinda expected that too
Always a sad day.

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probably 10 or 15 can ams that i ride with, those people and the polaris people too dont talk about the bad stuff till you have to live with it. people that baby it dont have as many problems, but who want to baby it when you have that much power. want something that is going to be fun to drive in a couple years i might trade the pioneer for a quad, i have a tractor now but i will have to how that does too.

the suspension on the brute is kinda the issue, we have some pretty rough trails and people always complain about that. second choice would be a grizz or kodiak 700, i just wish they were more fun, would be alot easier decision if it had the 850 from the x2. we dont have anyone who has a kawi anymore either. but after trying the other ones i am thinking it still the best for a bunch of things, fun, reliability in the mud, not as much work as any of the others. grease and maintenance on the can am is terrible.


well you know its going to happen but all i can do is make the best of the time till she leaves

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Put in this way I bought a 2018 1000 xp and I'm now wondering if I made a mistake get a 2015 or newer and just put a set of stage 3 elkas on it . My only complainant is even with the kawy power steering my older shoulders would still ache after a hard ride. Maybe the newer ones are better?
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shocks are just too expensive, cant see spending 8 on the bike over 2 more, still need 500 tires before you can ride it out of the yard, or can buy a grizz with eps that rides like a buick already for less than a grand more, doesnt have the power but stock for stock you can drive it faster, all our trails are terrible.



would never buy any popo, they have belt issues and if you mud all sorts of other things. can am and popo, only fine west and central type stuff,

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