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I am new to the ATV world and am looking at getting my first bike soon. My buddy has a Honda Foreman 450 that he is willing to sell.

2000 Foreman S 450 Color: Yellow Mileage: Approx 1500 (will update with
exact mileage) ITP Chrome rims, centercaps and lug nuts, 27 Vampires,
12" wide in rear 10" wide in front, Diamond Plate bash plate ,Aluminum
stick stoppers, Highlifter Lift Kit,
Highlifter full belly aluminum skid plate, Highlifter sealed front
wheel bearings, New 2500 pound Ramsey winch with hand held controller
and roller fairlead, Heavy duty expanded metal floor boards, Extended
Southern Metal rear rack, Dyno jet carb system

Just got out of the shop with $1,400 in work done. Is in tip top shape.
Had to replace the rear axle and gears, tune up, had fluids changed, new
brakes and cables, new bearings and bushings. This thing is ready to
roll. Told them to go completely through, I wanted it ready for duck
season.


He mainly uses it for hunting and does not ride much other
than that. He has owned it for about a year and half. He is selling to get a Rhino for his duck lease. He bought it from someone that was an avid atv person, but that person seemed straightforward and honest. It does not look to be misused or abused before him, but who knows. I will be mainly using it for trail riding and around the nieghborhood with the kids. There may be a littlemud, but nothing like mud bogging that I see on the interenet. I am
mainly getting this for me to go trail riding with the kids in the country or in our neighborhood. Is thistoo much bike for me and will it serve my needs? I don't really even know what most of those modifications are for anyway. I just don't want to get something that is sooooo aggressive that my wife can't ride it. I also need something that is reliable. I can't afford to have something that is going to be breaking down on me all the time.

Thanks and let me know your thoughts--good or bad!!

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The bike looks to be in excellent condition, although having to replace the rear axle with less than 1,500 miles on it tells me that this wasnt just used as a hunting vehicle.

As for if its to much machine your answer is no. It will suit your needs in every way except if your looking for a cadillac ride (these ride a little on the ruff side.)

If the price is right I say go for it. Good luck!
 

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It does sound like it was in water .. But it looks good .. If the gear oils & motor oil look good it's probably a good bike .. We really haven't had any problems at all with the 450S model ,they are a very good bike ..
 

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Good looking machine, if you want a trail machine it would work. Like it was said they do ride a little rough, but I got an 04 with a perfex kit and with me and the wife on it rides pretty good.

Couple of things you might want to do for trails is get ride of the lift kit and if it is full time 4x4 add a select switch.

My wife is not very big but she throws our foreman around very well.

Don't forget you can go to dealers and test out new model. If you want a nice little forewheeler for trails look at a ranch AT or even a recon.

Good luck
 

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Get it!! I have a 2003 model Foreman 450 S & Jennifer has an 04 model.
Not one single problem out of them & we ride the fire out of them.
 

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Depends on how much he wants for it. He just got it out of the shop so assuming that it was looked over real well it should be good to go. I've also got an 04 model in ES and wouldn't buy any other machine.
 

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QUOTE ("Railroader":3clh8rum)
Get it!! I have a 2003 model Foreman 450 S & Jennifer has an 04 model.
Not one single problem out of them & we ride the fire out of them.
You mean Jennifer rides the fire out of hers. JK
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Alright Twinkie The Kid.
 

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It looks great. They are extremely reliable. But what is the price?
 
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