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Spugsy Mar 28th 2013 6:07 am

Quad bikes
 
ALreet?

A mate has a bike and I wanted to go out into the desert with him this weekend, as I don't ride I was going to get a quad bike - but we want to find one, pick it up and take it out ourselves rather than go on one of these shitty quad bike parks.

Anyone know where I can hire one for 3-4 hours?

Cheers all.

Kix Mar 28th 2013 6:15 am

Re: Quad bikes
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 10628133)
ALreet?

A mate has a bike and I wanted to go out into the desert with him this weekend, as I don't ride I was going to get a quad bike - but we want to find one, pick it up and take it out ourselves rather than go on one of these shitty quad bike parks.

Anyone know where I can hire one for 3-4 hours?

Cheers all.

Have you got a trailer or will you need to hire two of those too? It's not as if you can drive one to the sands.

Sounds expensive.

Spugsy Mar 28th 2013 6:19 am

Re: Quad bikes
 

Originally Posted by Kix (Post 10628138)
Have you got a trailer or will you need to hire two of those too? It's not as if you can drive one to the sands.

Sounds expensive.

Yeah my mate has a trailer - so just need to pick it up with the helmet and bring it back later on.

Bongoman2 Mar 28th 2013 6:23 am

Re: Quad bikes
 
Try the guys at KTM (on SZR), they have a farm where they also hire out the quads, and the may be willing to let you take one for the day, they are pretty good guys.

Bongoman2 Mar 28th 2013 6:25 am

Re: Quad bikes
 
Actually just had a look and the main guy is no longer at the al awir ktm farm

he is now here: http://www.emiratesbiketours.com/

and apparently you can put the bike on trailer and bring it back later.

you should also pre-book your physio for next week too

Spugsy Mar 28th 2013 6:44 am

Re: Quad bikes
 

Originally Posted by Bongoman2 (Post 10628146)
Try the guys at KTM (on SZR), they have a farm where they also hire out the quads, and the may be willing to let you take one for the day, they are pretty good guys.

That's where it was going to come from but apparently they don't do Quads anymore as loads of idiots don't know how to drive them and bring them back all smashed up.

Bongoman2 Mar 28th 2013 6:56 am

Re: Quad bikes
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 10628162)
That's where it was going to come from but apparently they don't do Quads anymore as loads of idiots don't know how to drive them and bring them back all smashed up.

haha, that was my mate's missus, whoops

Spugsy Mar 28th 2013 6:56 am

Re: Quad bikes
 

Originally Posted by Bongoman2 (Post 10628147)
Actually just had a look and the main guy is no longer at the al awir ktm farm

he is now here: http://www.emiratesbiketours.com/

and apparently you can put the bike on trailer and bring it back later.

you should also pre-book your physio for next week too

yeah they look pretty decent - have mailed them and will call later if I need be....

weasel decentral Mar 28th 2013 8:14 am

Re: Quad bikes
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 10628162)
That's where it was going to come from but apparently they don't do Quads anymore as loads of idiots don't know how to drive them and bring them back all smashed up.

By definition quads are for idiots who don't know how to drive them :p get one of the honda 450s and rip up the place

Beakersful Mar 28th 2013 8:18 am

Re: Quad bikes
 
I know someone who has a fair amount of skin missing off his foot, and is only just up to walking semi-normal, after putting his foot down at speed on tarmac whilst wearing flipflops. Why anyone would choose to ride these things without proper boots, body armour, gloves, helment and neckbrace in this day and age is beyond me.

Spugsy Mar 30th 2013 12:10 pm

Re: Quad bikes
 
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral (Post 10628234)
By definition quads are for idiots who don't know how to drive them :p get one of the honda 450s and rip up the place

Had a cracking day out - although got stuck in the sand twice, came over and whacked my chest off the bars and turned one over at the top of a hill and had to commando roll down the dune to stop it landing on me. Was a great day out but the bike was heavy as ***** and had no power - was a 450 and cost me AEd 350 per hour, I had it for two hours.

And yeah, got helmet and that was it.

britexpat76 Mar 30th 2013 12:25 pm

Re: Quad bikes
 
We hired the 2 seaters here in Doha with a 800cc engine and roll cage. Tehy wanted 700 per hour and paid 800 for 2 in the end. I felt a lot safer in that and less chance of serious injury.

weasel decentral Mar 30th 2013 12:37 pm

Re: Quad bikes
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 10632086)
Had a cracking day out - although got stuck in the sand twice, came over and whacked my chest off the bars and turned one over at the top of a hill and had to commando roll down the dune to stop it landing on me. Was a great day out but the bike was heavy as ***** and had no power - was a 450 and cost me AEd 350 per hour, I had it for two hours.

And yeah, got helmet and that was it.

Strange about the bike, I have never heard anyone saying those 450s have no power. Must be restricted somehow but they are heavy when you have to push or dig them out

Spugsy Mar 30th 2013 6:02 pm

Re: Quad bikes
 

Originally Posted by weasel decentral (Post 10632114)
Strange about the bike, I have never heard anyone saying those 450s have no power. Must be restricted somehow but they are heavy when you have to push or dig them out

yeah when you're going up the mountains they just run out of power, they are massively heavy.


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