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Moving On...Bought a Teryx 4
My passion for the Yamaha brand started in 2007 when I bought a Big Bear brand new. It was a good machine but I wanted more power. In 2009, I purchased my first grizzly, an 09 550. That is when I found this wonderful forum. My 2009 served me very well, with very few issues in 4,800 miles. I sold it at the end of 2015 to buy a side by side. After doing research online I decided that a side by side was a tough pill to swallow financially. So I went out and bought a brand new 2016 Grizzly 700. The 2016 was a fine machines but the whole time I owned it I kept thinking about a side by side.
This last summer I barely rode my Grizzly. All my friends sold their quads except one of them(He bought a Wolverine Rspec). I have 3 young children at home who love to ride and it was just unfair to bring only one or two of them. This summer I listed my 2016 and recently sold it to a member on this forum who was fantastic to deal with. It was time to start searching for a machine.
At first, I really wanted a 4 seat machine. I started looking at the Teryx4 and the Wolverine X4, but I just can't justify spending $15,000 on a machine. So, I started looking at Ranger's and Viking's. I was thinking I could fit myself and the 3 kids across the bench seat for some short rides. I found a beautiful 2015 Viking SE locally with 500 miles on it for $9,000. I went up and tried it out. I really liked the machine. It was mint. I went home to sleep on it and when I woke up the next morning I had decided I was going to buy it.
That morning, I jumped on craigslist and there was a 2012 Teryx4 EPS with 2,500 miles that looked in great shape for $8,000. I screen shot the ad and sent it to my wife. About 15 minutes later the ad was gone. I thought, "crap, I missed out on that one." I looked at the screen shot and called the number. The guy still had the machine but someone else wanted it so he pulled the ad. Long story short, I had the cash and I went up there and bought the machine. This is the first machine I've ever bought used and I really home it treats us well.
So, for the first time in 10 years, I do not own a Yamaha ATV. I know there will be times I miss my grizzly, but I am looking forward to new adventures with the kids on board. Thank you to everyone who contributes to this forum. I am a member of quite a few forums and this one stand out as one of the best!
I will still stop in every now and then!
2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 EPS
Sold-Green 2016 Grizzly 700 EPS
Sold-2009 Grizzly 550 EPS w/ 4,800 miles