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Can-Am Quads
Jan 11th, 2018 at 7:09pm
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Hi all, i'm looking at upgrading my old Honda 350 and searching around keep coming across decently priced Can Am's.
Do any of you have any good or bad experiences with these bikes? Looking at 2008 500cc or above.
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Reply #1 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 9:13pm
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I've had one for 3 years as a hunting bike, haven't had any problems, 2009 650cc,
But don't do that many km,
Just hauls the occasional deer out for me.
  
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Re: Can-Am Quads
Reply #2 - Jan 13th, 2018 at 9:27am
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We had a 400cc XT 2 passenger model, was a comfortable bike to ride and had no issues.   It was replaced by a 1000cc Can-Am Commander SXS, very useful machine, only bettered by the Can-Am 800cc Defender, 3 seater SXS we bought last year.      
One of our neighbours has been using 650cc twin Can-Am quads on their 5000 acres of hill country for many years. They trade them about every 2-3 years, and are very satisfied with them.
  

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Re: Can-Am Quads
Reply #3 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 8:56pm
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we had nothing but trouble and spent many thousands on the bloody things (dairy) Theyre a good comfortable recreation bike but a hunk of crap if you wanna have it work hard all day every day. hide your cheque book if the shocks ever need done, or any other semi major repairs as their design and assembly require almost all the plastics to be removed even for something small like starter motor or winch repairs. and they have to many sensors that fail with moisture and put it in limp mode eg handbrake is common and not fun when youre in a hurry and wont let you go over 13kmh lol

farm bike anywhere other then dry ground or high country get a honda or suzuki but if your after a weekend hunting quad you couldnt find a better more comfortable bike.
  
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Re: Can-Am Quads
Reply #4 - Feb 1st, 2018 at 9:01pm
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That's the thing if you buy new & drop them ever 2-3 years then all good but I wouldnt want buy second hand one as when you start having probs they more expensive to fix than other bikes
  
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