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Offline bigredjeep

looking at used 15 force 800
« on: November 02, 2016, 10:22:34 PM »
I'm looking at a used 2015 zforce 800 eps with 112 miles.  I would appreciate a few responses with how happy you are with your machine and anything I should be looking out for on this used machine.  Price seems fair @ $7400.  Thanks in advance.


Offline chuddly

Re: looking at used 15 force 800
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 08:28:22 AM »
Thats a decent price for it.  I have been happy with mine thus far.  Expect to address small things (air filter and such) but I have found that to be the case with EVERY brand I have owned.  The quality of the machine is better than some popular brands and lower than others.  Of course there is much less aftermarket support for the CF Moto brand than the other major brands but there is new stuff coming out everyday.  If you are handy/crafty you can come up with things that are not bolt on aftermarket and you wont be left behind at all and you will still have some cash in your pocket.  Power wise i dont think there is anything else on the market in the 800cc and under category that can keep up with the Z force.  The CanAm may make more power but its HEAVY and I dont think they handle quite as well.  Suspension wise I would also say these are in the middle of the road with other brands.  I am not OVERLY thrilled with the stock shocks, but they are better than some other brands stock shocks also.  Suspension is a tricky thing because what works for my driving style and wants may be completely different from your driving style and wants.  There are quirks with any brand.  Knowing those and before hand and being willing to address them will take a machine from "this thing is a pain and I never get to drive it without breaking it" to being "I never have any problems and it treats me well.
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Offline Karmis

Re: looking at used 15 force 800
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 01:47:57 PM »
I have a 2016 ex800 with about 900 miles. I experienced my first problem last weekend. Small problem, thermos switch went out and I over heated. Wired in a manual switch and continued my weekend.
My brother has a 16 Polaris and it has been in the shop 4 times already.
he paid a few grand more than I did.
My point is, they all have issues, they are driven hard.
I don't know about resale value, but so far I'm happy with the quality
2016 z800 ex eps
2013 Bently 220 pontoon
2014 Smith&Wesson .38 air weight


Offline Zforce800

Re: looking at used 15 force 800
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 05:03:30 AM »
I put 1200 miles on mine in 7 months and I had my fair share of problems. They are good sport oriented machines for the money but they aren't without their problems. I had a arm mount wear, thermoswitch went on it, finish peal on the hood and a fuel leak from the pressure line in the tank. There were a couple other little things but overall it was impressive for the money. They are super feature rich in that you get a roof, winch, locker and remote reservoir shocks factory. All things that are upgrades with other brands. There are a few things to check like leaks and the air filter right away but if you wanted to get into the sport but didn't want to commit to a $17k + machine, you can't go wrong.  Just keep an eye on it. I headed off a lot of problems by cleaning it, lubing it, and inspecting it after ever run.
Currently a 2016 Can-Am Maverick XC dps. My first love but we've parted ways: 2016 cfmoto zforce 800ex eps black and teal with black wheels. Uni filter. Homemade intake snorkel. Homemade belly skid rails.


Offline Derfer22

Re: looking at used 15 force 800
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2016, 12:49:49 PM »
Very pleased with my 2013 Z6 1,000 miles I ride it hard but treat it nice after; no real big problems as of yet knock on wood
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