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Offline pgtips

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Pros or cons between the swb and the lwb?
« on: March 19, 2018, 04:46:35 AM »
Hi all. New member here from the UK and hopefully a new owner soon.

So looking to purchase my first  CFmoto 500 quad ( Quadzilla )
Is there a pros or cons between the swb and the lwb? Cant make my mind up.
Used mostly tearing up in the fields for hunting and general messing about with mates.

Any advice would be most welcomed.

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Re: Pros or cons between the swb and the lwb?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 03:29:45 PM »
A longer wheel base will be a smoother ride with enough room for a passenger so your not nutting the tank. The passenger will be a lot more comfortable also. They are a little bit longer and heavier so the turning radius will be bigger and will be a tad slower. I prefer the longer ATVs. I think the comfort out weights the draw backs. If you are putting the ATV in the back of a pickup a shorter version will fit better.
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Re: Pros or cons between the swb and the lwb?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 04:46:18 PM »
Many thanks Cosmo......hmmmm actually I will be putting it in a quad trailer..I need to measure first. Good point that mate  :o

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Re: Pros or cons between the swb and the lwb?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 11:27:47 PM »
Hi...Also from UK but living in rural Greece halfway up a mountain.
Bought a good used 500 lwb about a year ago for a runabout on the multitude of dirt roads in the area & a few overnight camping trips.
Happy with the machine & ride is comfortable enough.
Don’t know about UK rules, but was possible to register & insure over here for road use, so able to ride a distance on tarmac as needed between trails.
No problems with this apart from general caution needed with “mud” tyres
But obviously not comfortable over any long distance.
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