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I see from the new 2004 model lineup that the Trailblazer 400 has been dropped. Bummer. But I know my dealer has one and will probably make me a good deal on it.

I'm wondering how viable one would be for the dunes? This machine would be for a friend or significant other and of course, wouldn't stay stock. I'd probably do a pipe, jet, filter and reed kit plus a clutch kit. I've also heard of people replacing the front end with one from a Banshee (on the older Sport).

So the ultimate question is... would this thing be worth it? I mean heck, MSRP is only $3399... could probably get it for $3k and then spend $500 on mods.

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ive been looking at them somewhat too, for the famale, so she wouldnt have to shift, mainly be a trail rider around my area, for that price id say go with it, 3500 isnt a bad deal for a starting out quad to let someone play on in my mind, though its still outta my league for now, watching papers for a cheap ass ex or something
 

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I bought my wife one and man I tell ya, it's alot more fun than I thought it would be. I blew 4rth out of my pred(it's a long story)and ive been riding hers till it's fixed. You are right tho it definately needs some mods. From riding the Mrs. bike I feel that it needs a good pipe,clutch kit,new sprocket,and better tires(stock tires are too BALLOONY). I'm gonna start doin those to her bike after I get mine fixed. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by it. 1 thing tho it's tough to keepit in the "sweet spot",which is why i say clutch kit & gearing. good luck man, LIVE TOO RIDE/RIDE TOO LIVE!
 

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Okay it appears that MSRP on the TB400 is not $3399... that price has vanished from the Polaris website and been replaced with $4799. I'm thinking they screwed up and put the TB250 price where the TB400 price was (though the TB250 still doesn't show a price).

Drat. $4799 isn't worth it.

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Just my two cents on the TB's I own both a 400 and a 250, I paid 3100 for the 250 and 4200 for the 400. If i had it to do all over again I would have not bought the 250, without 700.00 worth of mods it is boring and grossly underpowered. The 400 on the other hand bone stock is still plenty of fun to ride, will pull wheelies rather easily and I have yet to be unable to get it anywhere I needed it to go. I think with some new tires and pipe/clutch kit and rejetted it would be very fast. The Trailblazers i will say thusfar have been rocks, no problems with either, just everyday maintenance pretty much just ride, unlike my predator whick is constantly tightening of this and that. But overall I am satisified with all three bikes. Hopefully the youngest son will not get too bored with his 250.
 

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Rob:
I would bet you could find a good used one for around 3K. And it would have all or most of the mods done to it. I payed $5800.00 for the wifes, but I put some of the fun parts on it. New rims,tires,pipe, cluch kit ect.
As for a good dune mach, mmm not bad. It would beat the 400ex (stock) up the hills.
I do'nt think you would've to change the front end out on a newer one. I got her a 2002, been a little bit ago (new).
Sometimes I wish it was my mach, great fun.

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Just bought my wife a leftover 03 for $3900. That thing is pretty fun quad to ride and wheelies excellent.I figure while Im waiting for predator carb I will start teaching her some skills. Jumping and little wheelies in a day, Im impressed. It is buy far not slow either but im sure it will eventually get all the normal mods.
 
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