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post #1 of 19 Old 11-27-2011, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Traxter 500...any thoughts?

So I found a good deal on a 500 Traxter, I am unsure what year it is yet but its got 700kms on it and they are asking $3500 cdn. What does a guy need to know about these? Any common issues? My dad likes it for the step through design, its easier on his artaficial hip. But I'm the one that has to work on it. It has the thumbshift and from my understanding does not have an automatic shift mode and is a full time 4x4.

Soooo are these a good reliable machine or did BRP drop them from the lineup because they were crap?
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post #2 of 19 Old 11-27-2011, 05:15 PM
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i think they dropped them from the lineup because they LOOKED LIKE crap. I have no idea about this bike, i just saw a picture of one and it doesn't look very good lol

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Never new they made an atv like that before. My neighbor who is in his 60's bought a quad and the worst thing about it for him is getting on and off of it.
If it is a good bike then it might jsut be the bike for your dad.
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post #4 of 19 Old 12-01-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Well he bought it, picking it up today hopefully. I can't believe how few people know about these. It was atv of the year back in 2000 and I remember reading about it in popular mechanics back then too.
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I remember it, just dont know much about them anymore since they havent been produced in like 10 years.


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I think 2005 was the last production year. Odd machine compared to my Brute or his Kitty. As I said before it's a 5 speed thumb shift semi-auto, it also gets all 5 gears in reverse. No limiter. I was trying to pull a dead forklift with it and lit all 4 tires up on the concrete. 2nd gear in reverse.
Came with rack extensions and dad bought a seat for it. It's on new 25 inch Bear Claws, I guess we'll see if dad wants to swap his 25 inch 'Zillas onto it.
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Seen one in person for the first time over New Years' weekend. - The bike design itself makes sense for people like trailmaker noted. They put some big-a** goofy control switches on it though, really adding to the weirdness factor.

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I'll try to get some pictures up. My iphone is away for warranty work right now.

Pretty hard to find info on, so far Dad's *****ing because its a pain in the arse to shift from 'low' to 'revearse', or from anything to anything for that matter. Once you've decided on a direction it shifts nice.

It has a seetup like the Hondas with the push button shifter for anybody that doesnt know that already.
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could be hard to shift b/c the linkage is binding or has some junk caked on it??

I'd go over the linkage real good, and maybe throw some grease or spray it down good w/ a lubricant at all the joints.

Also, if a machine is idling a little too high, it can cause binding when trying to shift.


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And not sure if it means anything but there is one for sale just down the road from me (it looks around 2000-2002 but appears in good condition) for $2200.00 and it's been there for over 6 months with no takers.

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There is one of the John Deere variants at a local car lot but I have not idea what they want for it. Its been there a while.

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I would think with can-ams lower frame issue, this bike would be compounded that much more if it were used/abused how many of us ride.

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