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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-12-2016, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Purchasing a new 570... advice?

Hey all... as you'll see, this is my first post here. Been reading threads here for a while though.

I've decided to purchase a new Sportsman 570 in Camo (I'm a sucker for camo).

A couple of questions...

I have found a 2017 stock and a 2016 with EPS both in my price range. I am thinking at the time of purchase, I'm going to have them put on a set of Kenda Bearclaw HTR's, and maybe a winch (depending on what kind of deal I can get). Just on the stock wheels was the plan.

I will be using the quad mostly for hunting, and wooded trail riding and some day for some light snow plowing.

I have previously owned/ridden motorcycles but I the atv world, a Honda 400ex and an older Arcticat 400.

Is there anything I need to be on the lookout for, or cautious of when buying? I know from riding older quads I don't "need" power steering, but the thought of it is pretty nice.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-12-2016, 12:31 PM
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My advice? Buy one! Sat on a 2016 camo 570 and drooled on it just a little bit last summer before finally buying a white 570 EPS Touring (for more money); as we were coming out of a Yamaha Rhino and wanted a 2-up machine. We love it and fairly quickly got very comfortable with the EPS. It's good value in my book. Only thing I would warn you about is to be prepared for exhaust heat on the right leg.
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Too bad you are set on camo. Bentlys of Murrysville has sage green non eps for $5199 right now. Leaves a lot of money for your upgrades.
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I will never buy another atv that doesn't have power steering. It's not so much a matter of "need", it just makes riding that much better. Would you buy a new car without power steering? Neither would anybody else. Same deal.
As for your tires, save yourself a bunch of money and buy them online and take them to Discount Tire, or somewhere similar, and get them mounted. You will likely pay at least double if you do it all through your dealer. The winch isn't hard to install yourself, but maybe you can get that thrown in as part of your deal, buying a new machine.

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Get the 16 with eps.

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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-12-2016, 03:10 PM
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Love my 2016 570. Test drive it first and do a slight minite warmup.

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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-12-2016, 05:07 PM
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Go with the eps! I also rode sport quads, 400ex until bought my 2014 570...the eps makes riding much more enjoyable and for plowing its a must in my opinion.
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Don't get a 570.
I have a 2015 570 bought new. And a 2014 touring 570 bought with 50 hours on it. Had problems out of both. These have barely been ridden. Ignition issues and radiator fluid leaks on the 2015 and fuel pump issues on the 2014. These are the first Polaris 4wheelers I've owned. I bought a 2008 ranger brand new and it was great, no issues. I feel these 570's are cheaply made. I'll be selling the touring 570 and buying a new Ranger. I'll keep the 570 for my boys unless it gets worse. In my opinion, stay away from the sportsman 570.


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i put a set of HTR's on my stock wheels and they were a vast improvement over stock, highly recommend them. I agree with the above comment though in getting them offline and having somewhere else mount them.

If you can swing it, go for the EPS. I bought a base 570 with the whole "ive never had it before so i don't need it" mentality. Although i love my 570 i have since ridden a few sportsman with EPS and the difference is huge. Overall very happy with the 570 for the price. Not as much power as the Brute Force 650 i used to have but rides much better and is more comfortable in general

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Go with the EPS, you will not regret it. You will thank yourself many times in the future.

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