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dramey2010-08-10 21:25:32 +0000 #1
newbie here....i am looking at getting a 2010 brute 750. are brutes the money pits they seem to be from what i am reading on here? or does most of the problems come from riding hard & playing in the mud? planning on just mainly trail riding but no deep mud....gonna put a snork for the cheap insurance too.
bayou_boy_222010-08-10 21:36:27 +0000 #2
man to be honest it dont matter what you get they will all become money pits. yoou will always find something that you want or need for it.
poolege2010-08-10 21:38:53 +0000 #3
Any forum you go to is gonna make it seem like the vehicle has allot of issues because people come there for answers to their problems. This site happens to be frequented by mostly Brute owners so your gonna see more Brute issues. Every big bore ATV will have issues because your pushing the limits of what ATV's can handle. I for one would rather replace oil seals than diffs, rear ends, and motors. If your not gonna ride mud then I doubt the oil seals will be an issue anyway. Large ATV'S will cost more to own because of bigger tires and expensive heavy duty replacement parts. If you wanna play you gotta pay. I've found this to be true with motorcycles, boats, fast cars, Jeeps, and now ATV's. lol Just my .02. Good Luck with your decision.
oldmanbrute2010-08-10 21:38:57 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by dramey

but no deep mud.....

You won't be able to resist the "call of the mud"!

If you want to be the Alpha Dog in your group, get a Brute. If not get something else. Both will cost you something depending your riding style and ability to maintain it.

P.S. Welcome to the site
Coolwizard2010-08-10 22:29:28 +0000 #5
I mostly trail ride, some mud but I'm not a dedicated "mudder". I haven't had any major problems with the Brutes. Just like any machine they require regular maintenance.
Rack High2010-08-10 23:20:53 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by oldmanbrute

You won't be able to resist the "call of the mud"!

If you want to be the Alpha Dog in your group, get a Brute. If not get something else. Both will cost you something depending your riding style and ability to maintain it.

P.S. Welcome to the site

AMEN to that OldMan....Mud will get in your blood and ANY ATV model will get in your wallet.
nmkawierider2010-08-10 21:43:52 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by Rack High

ANY ATV model will get in your wallet.

That's the truth. And there is no end to the mods you can do to a Brute..unlike most others. I have had no major issues with mine and still managed to spend over 4500 in extra do-dads...and the engine is still stock!
dramey2010-08-10 22:45:29 +0000 #8
i understand the maintenance thats not a problem...just wanted to be sure that i wasnt gonna have to be replacing the rear seal a lot. noticed a lot of questions on that subject but if its as easy as yall make it sound thats not a problem either just hafta try and keep some on hand.
Coolwizard2010-08-11 00:24:47 +0000 #9
The rear seal went out on my '08 at 200 miles. It was replaced under warranty. 1800+ miles later and no problems with it. If it does go out again I feel confident that I can easily replace it myself. Rumor has it that Kawi is working on a replacement prototype for the rear seal. The Brutes are good machines but they are "addictive". Once you ride a brute no other machine compares.
nmkawierider2010-08-11 01:21:16 +0000 #10
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Originally Posted by Coolwizard

Once you ride a brute no other machine compares.

Yeah thay call that BIMB (Brute In My Blood) Hard on marriages too..
filthyredneck08brute2010-08-11 00:08:56 +0000 #11
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Originally Posted by nmkawierider

Yeah that call that BIMB (Brute In My Blood) Hard on marriages too..

I've got an extremely bad case of BIMB my friend. And the girlfriend hates it, shes honestly jealous of it lol.

The brutes really are good bikes, I've got the leaky seal issues that everybody else has had, and I've had a few electrical probs...but so far nothing expensive or hard to fix, heck the majority of it (minus the seals) I was able to fix for almost free thanks to this site. There is a TON of useful stuff on here that will really help you out with keeping the bike running the way it should. Good luck with your decision, and welcome to MIMB

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