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There is almost no where to ride here now within a 4 hour drive. The bike goes months without even being started. I am just depressed about it and bummed out. I would rather it go to someone that will use it and have fun. I got some bad Stabil last fall so I have to clean out a carb cause it is staving. After I get it back in top shape I may change my mind but I feel it is wasting in my back yard. :cry:

Any of you guys ever feel like that?
 

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well dont feel bad, if it becomes an incovenience issue to go out and ride, then just go ahead and sell it, dont let it sit there and just go too waste, you can make some caash out of it and try another hobbie, besides I bought a 2010 brute force 750 in December of last year and have only ridden it three times so far, riding area's are within 25 to 35minutes from me, but its been cold and to wet, i dont really like mudding, i like to trail ride and the rocky terrain stuff.....
 

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Yep a bit

I just started buying Big ATV's for every application. I am in Northern WI and after purchasing a new snowmobile almost annually and then getting no snow or bad winters I just stopped. Having a sled in my garage and riding it once a year and seeing the payment every month I just started buying four wheelers instead. I know where u r coming from though, looking at it every day and not being able to ride the damn thing sucks.
 

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NateD,

I have definitely felt the same thing from time to time.

Are you not riding often because its inconvenient to find local trail riding places and/or the time to go ride, OR because you don't enjoy riding as much as you used to?

If its the former reason, I strongly suggest that you look harder for places to trail ride. If there are no local ATV parks, perhaps some of your ATVer friends have private land and they will let you come ride with them from time to time. How close are you to Mena, AR? If its not too far, I suggest you gather up a few ATVer friends and do a day trip there...or better yet, stay the weekend there.

If its the latter reason, sell the quad and find another hobby that you will use more often/enjoy more.

I can definitely understand your feelings tho. When I was racing my Prairie/twin peaks in a local XC series for 4 seasons, I enjoyed every moment. But 2 years ago, I called it quits b/c the series moved all of their races further and further away from my house...simultaneously, gas prices got high and I was unwilling to always drive 8 to 10 hours round trip to attend these races. Without XC racing, I was unsure if I'd keep my ATV or not. Luckily, I found different riding places/types of races to do that are closer to home. I am now doing more sand drag racing and occasionally asphalt drag racing b/c I found a few local places for that. I occasionally hit atv parks for some casual trail riding too. My point is that sometimes it is best if you can change your riding style to adapt to the riding opportunities near you.

Good luck and happy trails...:)
 

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NateD,

I have definitely felt the same thing from time to time.

Are you not riding often because its inconvenient to find local trail riding places and/or the time to go ride, OR because you don't enjoy riding as much as you used to?

If its the former reason, I strongly suggest that you look harder for places to trail ride. If there are no local ATV parks, perhaps some of your ATVer friends have private land and they will let you come ride with them from time to time. How close are you to Mena, AR? If its not too far, I suggest you gather up a few ATVer friends and do a day trip there...or better yet, stay the weekend there.

If its the latter reason, sell the quad and find another hobby that you will use more often/enjoy more.



Good luck and happy trails...:)
Mena is 5 hours 53 minutes according to Google Maps, I have been there before and I did enjoy it, but I am afraid the reasons I am feeling this way are more to the second reason rather than the first...I am sure I would get fired up again if a park opened in a 15 minute to 1 hour drive but only until it got old. (read 3rd trip) I think I want something I can drive/ride/cruise anywhere. i.e. something street legal. I hate to admit it but I believe we have lost the battle in holding our public riding areas. Only things left are private land owners or parks that charge and are few/far between.
 

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Yeah, I have thought the exact same thing...might be more enjoyable to have something street legal that you can ride any time you want. One option for you is getting a dual sport dirt bike (made for on and off road use). Actually, what I'd like to do is start with a regular dirt bike and make it street legal...I think there is a club in central TX who do these conversions and then ride together.

My suggestion is before you sell your Prairie...take it out one last time and see if its still fun. When you go, be sure to bring some buddies as that makes the trip more enjoyable. If you find that its not much fun or not worth the hassle, sell it and find another hobby. Nothing wrong with trying new things.

Happy trails...:)
 

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You can always get another if you like the prairies they will be around a while and some good ones that havent' had there cherry picked from like a older hunter or person.
The neighbor just got a 03 that has little miles not one scratch nibs on tires yet for 3200.00 This one is show room too.
 

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The first year I had my prairie ,my friends and I went riding every weekend except for mother's day.The next summer we did almost as much.The third summer one of my friends had all of his time taken over by his business and another had a kid and sold hiss to buy a camper.The four summer my last riding buddy lost interest and his has been parked since.The fifth summer I picked up another riding buddy but half way thru the summer I really didn't want to ride with him .He would do too much stupid stuff and I ended up spending too much time bring him to the emergency room or fixing his quad on the trail.In the last few years I think I have been out on it maybe once.I enjoy riding and miss it alot and I figure if I sell it ,I'll never be able to replace it down the road for what i'll get.In the mean time I use it alot doing yard work and moving my trailers around the yard.I also plow with it in the winter .
So if you aren't sure about it ,you might want to put it to other uses until you figure it out so you don't get the feeling that it is just money sitting around.
 
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