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Old 02-04-2017, 04:31 AM
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I've been wantin one since I was 13 and I finally got it

One of the early casualties of the lefts war on everything. " Three Wheelers are dangerous and people can get hurt.",Thank You Nader

The Big Red is one of the best ATVs made. Narrow enough to go through most obsticles and with enough power to climb over the rest.

Elevtric start and a reverse gere...Who could ask for more.

Bought it from a buddy for $550.

Just here to brag.

Anybody else go with an old three wheeler?
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Every ache and pain I have today is from riding Big Reds and dirt bikes
Now days it's a 01 Polaris Sportsman 500 with independent suspension That thing is a Abrams tank on tires
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We have an 85 Big Red (250cc) and an 86 ATC250SX that have been in the family since new. They just keep on working....just don't expect to use the rear brakes!
 
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I just sold my Big Red last year. I have to admit, the 3 wheeler for the inexperienced can be very dangerous. The balloon tires as well as the riding on two wheels that you often experience can be a bit much for someone that doesn't know three wheelers. It was a smart move for the industry to go to 4 wheelers. The three wheelers definitely have a buoyancy advantage over the 4 wheelers though. They rarely get stuck...
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I've been wantin one since I was 13 and I finally got it

One of the early casualties of the lefts war on everything. " Three Wheelers are dangerous and people can get hurt.",Thank You Nader

The Big Red is one of the best ATVs made. Narrow enough to go through most obsticles and with enough power to climb over the rest.

Elevtric start and a reverse gere...Who could ask for more.

Bought it from a buddy for $550.

Just here to brag.

Anybody else go with an old three wheeler?
I remember the first time I rode an ATC 90 , all it did was go in a tight circle and then it rode over my leg ! a real eye opener for someone who grew up on two wheels. that experience was about 20 seconds and never happened again.
I do hope that you have a blast on it though
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old days, it was the Kawasaki 250 3 wheeler that I used to hump through the cow fields...amazingly strong machine...dangerous? I dunno.. I've seen guys do some really stupid stuff with 4 wheels.

i will say that as long as you've got your own property to enjoy it on..and understand the nature of a trike...it can be a good tool...good fer you that you scored one.

I have noticed that ATV parks prohibit them.
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I used to have an old big red. I didnt know they floated till I drove into a pond.
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ATC, "three wheelers", are the bomb.

Lighter and easier to move and load by hand.
Faster than a quad with smaller engines.
Easier to steer and control due to better bite on single front wheel.
Just plain "cooler" than a big bulky quad.
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Love it. Perfect for where I live.
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Wow, the Big Red brings back great memories. A friend had a massive amount of wooded property and we would spend hours exploring. I'm shocked I we didn't get seriously hurt though. I do remember we did some really stupid stunts. I fell off the back once. With some other friends, I tried going up a too-steep snowy slope once and nearly rolled it.

Thanks for sharing, and enjoy.
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Congratulations! Doesn't it feel good when you finally get something you have wanted for so long? Personally I don't care much for three wheelers, but I do have an ATC 70 and a 200M. I haven't run either in years but I'm sure I could make them run if I really wanted.
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The big reds with there high low range and later super reds were great, more recently I sold my old atc90 which was a fun toy.

But they quads took over for good reason, those trikes were darn dangerous, we had a steep farm and quads quickly replaced trikes as the working machine of choice, and in doing so I have no doubt it saved lives.
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When I was in my 20's i was working at a plant and for whatever stupid reason made some thoughtless off the cuff joke about something I can't remember that included the word "quadriplegic".

Turns out the guy I was talking to had a daughter that... you guessed it, was a quadriplegic from a trike she flipped.

I was mortified, apologized profusely and slunk away. Sometimes I wish I had a worse memory. Times I have hurt others without thinking seem to be the indelible memories.

be careful and don't flip your trike please.
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