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Old 01-17-2004, 01:12 AM   #1
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yamaha blaster? quick or not.

ok, I have been wanting a quad for a long time and am moving out to the woods with millions of trails right next door so I figure I might as well get one now. I noticed that blasters are fairly cheap. and a 200cc 2 stroke/6 speed sounds like it wouold make for lts of fun. but I know a person with a kdx80 and another with a kx80. the kdx80 is slow as anything, but the kx80 hauls for a 80. both are 2 stroke and they are way different form each other.

I was wondering if anyone has ridden a new yamaha blaster and if it is quick at all, whats the top speed like. my uncle has a couple new 250EX's (02 and 03) and they are pretty quick from a stop, and fast enough for me when ripping through trails, but whenever I get in the open on a dune or down the beach it just isnt fast enough for me.

I have ridden 300EX's, 250EX's, those are the only quads ive ridden that are worth anything. doeds the blaster compare to either at all in terms of acceleration or top speed?

I really want a banshee or a raptor but I also am planning on getting an R6 this spring so I gotta save some of the cash.
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Blasters....theyre extremly fast for how much you pay for one, but dont compare to a banshee or raptor. They have the fastest lap times of anything in its cc class (200- 250), if your a big person they may not seem very comfortable, but if your not, its a good quad. But if your not satisfied with it's speed you can always modify the hell out of it to where it can leave your buddy's stock banshee in the dust .
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Old 03-02-2004, 03:34 PM   #3
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

I want the TRX450R now, went to honda dealership and watched one come from assembly after leaving the crate and man it isa so sick, I dot think id get the blaster, maybe if I was to do the 240cc kit but I just dont think it would have the power for my taste. plus jumping is my favorite and the TRX is setup for it.
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

my neighbor just bought a Blaster its so tiny compared to my LTZ 400, its quick for what it is, but on the trails my suzuki smokes it, now the banshee is a sick quad my other buddy rides with us and on a straightaway we ca
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

reply got cut... the banshee smokes my LtZ,a raptor and the blaster, the banshee has a ton of mods, I bought the DOHC 4 stroke due to crappy weather up in New England, the 2 stroke has a hard time running in 5 degree weather.. if your into 2 strokes spend the extra money and buy a banshee. My LTZ is jetted w/K&N pro flo
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

I like the banshee as far as specs go, I mean, good travel, GREAT acceleration, good speed and everything but it isnt the best looking thing I dont think, looks dont really matter much, but I also am always discouraged from 2 strokes by all in my family, everyone has 4 strokes and reccomends them over the 2's. mileage, reliability....
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

I agree with that, thats why when it came time to purchase mine I went with a four stroke, The new Honda coming out looks sick but I'm sure it has a price that will make you sick as well =) My friend is always fixing the banshee when we go out its kind of annoying to sit in the 100 degree weather and listen to complaining about fouling plugs, with mine its turn the key and go...
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Old 03-22-2004, 04:17 PM   #8
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Re: Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

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The new Honda coming out looks sick but I'm sure it has a price that will make you sick as well =)
not really, when compared to the banshee,raptor,predator,ds650,yfz400

cheaper or the same price as the 3 yamahas and probably close to the price of the predator and ds650.

the new raptor 350 kind caught my eye, but I mean if Im already spending 5k, why not save the extra 1k and get the baddest machine around???
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

I had a blaster that had a few mods done to it.. It was awsome! It felt much faster then my old 250X did. There are also insane numbers of mods out there for them as well. If you want a cheap, fun four wheeler, I would definately look into a blaster. That is, unless your bigger in size. They are kinda small. Im 5'11 @ 165 lbs and I felt fine on it.
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

the blaster is a fun ride- it tops out around 55 mph. my friend that had one says he could bring the front end up in any gear with little or no work at all.
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yea the blaster seems to have a lot of bang for the buck in my area i can easily find 1 for 1500(canadian) but i want to know if a 13 year old(me) could handle 1?
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Old 05-12-2004, 02:50 AM   #12
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of course, thats what the throttle is for, drive it slow til your comfortable wiht it, another good thing is it isnt as large as mose sport ATV's.

dow in mexico when I go to our house I see raptors,YFZ's,Banshees,400EX's, all of the big bad boys go flying by, and I swear some of these kids on them gotta be like 10 or 11. dont even look like they are as tall as the quad itself. lol
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yeah, where i live in vermont, its just like that- all of us have been riding wheelers since we were like 5.
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yea u can control anything u r on. i use to ride my big bro's warrior. it was fast but it was just too big for me to do anything on.
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

get a husaberg quad there sick 501 made for jumping and shit
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