Hi, new member here from North Dakota. I'm retired but work at a part time job that takes me out in rough country and the western ND badlands. It's an interesting job but I soon found out I needed an ATV to get to a lot of my inspection sites. Just bought a 2001 Traxter 500 and found this site when I was researching the machine. Bombardier is not a common machine in this country although I have heard of Can-Am and there is a dealer in Bismarck. The machine I bought is like new and only has 225 miles on it. It was owned by a retired farmer who only used it to tow a pull-behind mower at his lake lot. It's been setting in a shed for a few years so I'm going to have some questions for the experts on this site. I'll start a new thread with a few questions I have. I'm not an experienced rider or much of a mechanic but I can do simple repairs with good instructions. I'm hoping I can stay away from the dealers shop as they are up close to $125/hour for labor charges. What attracted me to the Traxter was the step through seat because I have a bad hip and 2 knee replacements and was having a tough time swinging my leg over the old Polaris I am now using. Hope this helps with that problem. Thanks for any help you can give me.