New member, but I don't have a quad. Right now I'm looking at some 300ex's but I am also looking for a job so I can pay for it. As soon as I get a job I'm going to get a loan so I can go buy one. Here are a couple I'm looking at. This stuff is copied from hondaatvforums, sorry if the way it's written seems strange.
Found a 2002 Honda trx300ex about 1 hour away at Suzuki Opeleika for $1200. They are replacing parts like the back end, battery, tires, and maybe one or two other things. I didn't ask why, which I probably should have. Does this seem like a good price (it was only an estimate, once the work is completely done he will have the final) or does it seem underpriced as to where something bad might have happened to it?
Went and checked out a '03 300ex today just because my dad was going to harbor frieght near by. The guy selling it has it at a motorsports store and my dad is buddy's with the owner and so is the seller. Idk, just thought I'd throw that out there. Anyways, it looked to be in pretty good shape. I also don't see why people bitch about reverse so much, I figured it out in two seconds, it's not hard at all. Only defect plastic wise is he caught the hunting rack while loading it on a trailer and cracked the nose piece. Besides that its fine. I think he also mentioned a small tear in the seat, but I can stitch that up if I have to. Only other thing was the exhaust. Covered in rust. Do all stock exhausts do that after a while? It wasn't deep rust, just surface. Rode it around a little, stalled once in second but I may have been a little low on speed. Besides that it runs nicely! Not as much torque as my old Blaster but I was on pavement and my Blaster had a exhaust on it. Would an exhaust wake it up a tad? Or would it not be that much of a difference? Anyways I snapped a quick pic while I was there (camera phone).