Inspect the Frame

This may seem like a long shot but some who own ATVs and UTVs may have crashed them at one time or another. Looking closely at the frame of the used machine could reveal this stunt’s results. Obvious signs of bent steel will most likely be found around shock towers or where the shocks attach to the frame. Providing the frame has not been painted the cracks in factory paint or rust forming on the welds may be an indication of foul play. Search underneath the machine for obvious slams the belly has taken during the driver’s escapades. Get the unit on a level surface and look at it from the front as well as the rear. Is it sitting crooked or does one side lean over farther than the other? Busted shocks will cause this appearance as well.



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  • Gaurav Sharma

    This content is very much informative. The comparison provided herein will help you decide if a new or used ATV is best for you.

  • David Smyth

    The enormous joke on used atv’s is they cost as much as a car but by the time they hit 2,000 measly miles No one will buy them. Even my Cub Cadet Lawn Riding Mower comes with a full 3 year warranty not most atv’s 6 months. 6 months of busy trail riding can rack up 2,000 miles and then you are stuck with it. No warranty and very little chance of resale. If the Manufacturers would back up what they make and sell for 3 years than enthusiasts could enjoy their machines and ride them like the joke of a low mileage lease.

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    biggest thing in my opinion is stay away from modified sleds,atvs whatever. If performance parts are put on its for one reason and that’s to go hard ,you risk buying something that has been rode hard and put away wet

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