CF moto

NorthernRedneck

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I had never heard of them before. Apparently we have a new dealership here selling them. I looked into them last week and they appear to be a well built machine. All bearings bushings etc are greasable. My neighbor at camp just bought one and it looks like a great machine. On average about 3k cheaper than a Polaris razor. I'm looking into something side by side as I'm having a hard time holding my arms up to even take a short mile trip with the sportsman 700 at camp.

http://www.cfmoto.ca/ super-atv-hard-coated-full-front-windshield-cf-moto-zforce-500-800-800ex-3.pngcfmoto-zforce-500-20.jpg
 

GlacierSean

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That looks like a fun machine. I had a 2012 Polaris xp900 "that I enjoyed" and that cfmoto looks almost identical. Have you looked at the Honda pioneer 1000? I have seen a few and have been impressed with their performance. They are nice, not super expensive and unlike the Polaris there isn't a bunch of add on stuff to buy before you can have fun. The only issue is that they are 2 or 3 inches too wide for the trailer requirements you posted on another thread.
 

NorthernRedneck

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Yes. That's my issue. Either get a bigger trailer, or chop the back off mine and make it so I can go any width. As it stands I can only go 60" which limits me to the 500 or 570. Plus, around the campground I want something about the same width as a regular atv.
 

NorthernRedneck

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I've been doing some research on the side by sides out there. Seems most 3 seater utility ones are over 70" wide. That's too big for me. And I don't have a use for an 800+ cc quad. That's just overkill for basic trail riding, hunting, and around camp. The 500cc cf moto is supposed to do 60mph. From what I've read they are sluggish on the bottom end. I'm a little hesitant to go the cf moto route though as there aren't many people who have them. And parts may be scarce.

The Polaris razor 570 has peaked my interest. My buddy at camp has one. I took a good look at his yesterday. Nice machine. There's also the polaris ace which is a 570 but is a single seater atv with steering wheel and rollcage.
 

JimVT

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I bought a yamaha rhino the first year made. they then sent wheel spacers to keep it from tipping. I think it was 2004 and they beefed up the axles in 06. I put the 2006 parts on it. it was a 660cc and plenty of power for me.
it is very narrow compared to the newer ones. the back was rated at 400 and I put 800.
it is much better built than the Polaris ranger I have now. I owned a fancy john deere gator and if I were buying again I would chose the Yamaha out of the three and just replace bushings every year. oh,the ranger showed the same wear and needed new bushings the first year and it is rated for 1000lbs.


 

GlacierSean

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The ace will probably be the fastest and most capable of the vehicles that fit your size requirements. They also do a 900cc. But like all of the small wheelbase it will be tippy. I have seen a lot of those Yamaha out on the trail. People seem to like them. I think you already know but the Honda pioneer 500 is 50" and the 700 is 59". You could just get an xp1000 and do a bunch of doughnuts in camp and put the redneck in northern redneck.
 

NorthernRedneck

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Thanks for the info. I hadn't actually looked at the honda since most of the other brands were over the 60" clearance I need
 

NorthernRedneck

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Since the side by side requirement is a result of my accident, my occupational therapist is putting together a proposal for my insurance company. To make a long story short, I have to get a few quotes for what machines would be best suited.

Today I looked at kawasaki and Yamaha(both of which didn't have anything suited to my requirements.) Polaris has the razor 570 that would work but leg room is a little cramped. I went back to the dealership that sells cfmoto. They also have arctic cat and Honda. I looked at the pioneer and while it's a nice machine the seat is like a park bench. Not very comfortable. The cfmoto zforce 500 which is like the rzr 570 still interested me. Just to the left was a cfmoto uforce which is more similar to the polaris ranger or Pioneer but still with bucket seats. It fit me perfectly and will fit on my trailer.

http://www.mattasmotorsports.net/images/products/cf moto uforce 800 orange.jpg
 

NorthernRedneck

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When I spoke to the dealership yesterday he informed me that someone else had bought the same machine last week. That guy was a double amputee below the knees. His side by side was fitted with special hand controls to allow him to operate the brake and throttle.
 

NorthernRedneck

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The side by side is in the works. Just waiting to hear back from the insurance. I have a strong team on my side. My OT works closely with my lawyer and physio. They are strongly advocating for a side by side for me as I have a hard time lifting both arms at the same time to hold onto my atv handlebars and need back support.

I must have looked at every available side by side in the city and keep coming back to the cfmoto. I like the zforce model which is similar to a razor but leg room is lacking. The uforce is basically a narrower version of the polaris ranger.
 

NorthernRedneck

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One step closer today. Looks like it will be approved by insurance. They don't have any in stock. So that allows me to choose the color. Orange or silver.
 

NorthernRedneck

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Approval should be this week then another 3 weeks to get it in. By then we'll be on holidays. So I won't have it till September.
 

Snowtrac Nome

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you know it will be orange because you love krusties so much that you want to be just like them.
 

NorthernRedneck

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One step closer to the moto. I've had to wait for approval from insurance to get it. My local insurance rep didn't have authority to approve as it had to be reviewed by specialists etc to see if I actually would benefit from the side by side vs my current atv. It's now been recommended by the specialists that I qualify for one. Just have to wait to get back from the trip now to sort it out.

I already looked at the local dealership and they have one in stock they just received. Not sure which color it is. Either orange or grey. Both look good. Orange would be more visible in the bush during hunting season.

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NorthernRedneck

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Great news. I just got the full approval of the insurance company to get the cf moto. Before we left for the trip they didn't have any in stock here and figured it would be a month to order one. While we were gone they managed to get two of them in. This one and a grey one. It's a 2018. I'm waiting to see if they have a windshield and roof in stock and for the paperwork to be completed. It's got all the bells and whistles. Power steering. Winch. Turn signals. Tilt steering. Adjustable seat. [emoji1]


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