Well I still want to have a quad… even though I may not get to ride it as much as I would like. And that means a new one would be a waste of money.. The older ones are a lot of work. My favorite quad of all time was the 2014 Sportsman 400 that I did buy new in 2014. Went everywhere for many years with that machine. Reliable , fun and I felt safe. So I was aiming for that vintage with low mileage, and not beat up. FOUND IT… here’s a web photo of a 2013 Sportsman 500.. not mine !
But Soooo close. Yes
Almost the same.. really the only difference is fancy wheels and new tires.. and a winch. Even thought it looks good in the photo..nothing nine years old is ever perfect. There are a few cracks and scuffs.. It’s dirty under the plastics. Nine years of dust ! But not caked with mud.
Look at that 1511 miles. 1200 hrs. So with out further adue.. Here’s the video I made
Okay .. with the introductions out of the way.. Let’s talk about what I need to do .. work stuff.. pimping stuff. Cause it needs to have my stamp. Without taking too much apart I had a good look.. Found things that I missed.. and a few things knew about.. like..
The missing winch control. Strange… but a new one is on the way.
The scuffed up front rack. Hey it happens.. I sanded it and treated the wound.. All better.
Crack in the rear rack.. I’ll fix this . no worries.
Missing latch for the rear tool compartment. A new one is on the way. Now for what I missed !
A crack inside the front trunk, left side. Oh yes I did open the trunk but did not notice this.. I can fix it . This could be caused by too much weight on the left side of the front rack. It’s really not much stuff to deal with.. But lets add to that a service (new oil and filters). Plus I want to clean the electrical contacts and other bits. I’m going to start a new post for the cleaning and repairs.