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Hello! I have a 2012 700 and now the wife wants to start riding with me. I am in the market for another Grizzly, and an old high school classmate has an 07 450 for sale. Are these decent models? I would prefer another 700 but this might be in my price range --- and with deer season here, it may be awhile before I can find another bike available. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Hello! I have a 2012 700 and now the wife wants to start riding with me. I am in the market for another Grizzly, and an old high school classmate has an 07 450 for sale. Are these decent models? I would prefer another 700 but this might be in my price range --- and with deer season here, it may be awhile before I can find another bike available. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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450's are bulletproof, highly off-road capable with the full diff lock. Lost of good low end torque. They're not really good high rpm revvers though, and definitely not as well suspended as the 700. Narrower too which causes some people to complain about stability. Some people don't like the engine vibration that the 450 has, either. So all around they are very good, nut not perfect.
 
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I bought two 07’s brand new in 07 and had a blast with them. They never broke down on me and I tortured them . I modified both over the years gradually . If I could do it all over again I would have kept them stock except one thing. I put 1” spacers on rear only and it cured the narrowness of the bike and made it much more stable. They will go anywhere the larger bikes go and if you put mud tires on it like I did they would out perform the larger bike hands down in mud holes. I plowed with one extensively and it moved the snow admirably. The one drawback was the carb. Keep it clean. Efi is the way to go. I just sold both last year and bought a 2017 700se. The only reason I started having carb problems is because I stopped riding like I used to and they started to give me problems. I should have just bought a new carb. Great Atv!
 
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