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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 09:51 AM
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Just curious, why not?
well for starters the all the plastics seem thinner & flimsy(body, clutch breathers ect..) the mounting points seems thinner(rear stabilizer, front brush guard, motor mounts ect..) & alot of electrical connections seem to unplug way too easy. just my .02 cents i wouldnt own a new sportsman, ill stick with the 2004-2008 models
The plastic is plenty thick. I love mine so far. got it up to 60 last night on the dirt road, rides like a champ. well worth the money, and across frozen famr fields its like a caddy. smoother than my jeep.
I agree. Plastic is not thin or cheap. Go look at a new arctic cat if you want cheap and bad quality. The new 570 racks are some of the best polaris has made with metal tie down bars intigrated. There is more metal on them now than before on things like the brake lever and resivour. Polaris gets better with every new model they release.

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Another opinion here, a little dielectric grease on the terminals/connections wouldn't hurt either.

I can tell you that where the battery is located on my 500 doesn't offer much protection against water and mud. As a matter of fact the tires cake it in mud and water. I do agree that submersion might be a concern, but this isn't the first model to put the battery down there.

Make sure you only use sealed batteries on it if you ever replace the OEM one.

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Sealed as in non serviceable? And do the sealed ones eliminate the vent tube?
Exactly on both counts.

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Perfect! That is what I will get when I replace mine. Any particular brand?


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Yahusa are good.

I agree the battery placement looks like a late desing decision but keep in mind this is a first year model. The battery on the XP model did changed place over the years.

As far as getting cheaper material all brands IMO are doing the same. Honda's overall finish got rougher with the new models.
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just paid for 2014-- 570 when they delivered it they used the winch to lift the plow blade sparks flew and it shorted out. I have the same concerns you do with regard to the battery replacement and going through water I will keep you and everybody else posted if I have any issues. After the dealer fixes this

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My only concerns are accessibility when that area gets filled with frozen slush and ice and the durability of the wiring. Doesn't seem to be well armored and i plan on wrapping everything in flex tubing
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ive inspected my buddies new 570 & rode it LOL, I couldn't afford a new one thats for sure!!!
If you were my buddy you wouldn't be unplugging electrical connectors on my 570 just to see how they feel!

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ive inspected my buddies new 570 & rode it LOL, I couldn't afford a new one thats for sure!!!
If you were my buddy you wouldn't be unplugging electrical connectors on my 570 just to see how they feel!
this thread's been dead for a year and a half man and it's over 3 years old to begin with...

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My 2012 400 Sportsman and 2014 570 Sportsman look and ride similar. However, the 570 power difference is noticeable unlike the difference between riding the 400 & 500 Sportsman from the previous design. I have always been a Yamaha dirt bike guy, never anything else. But, now that I'm a 44 year old quad guy, I'll probably never buy anything other than a brand new Polaris again. Mine have been extremely reliable and bulletproof, granted, they have not been overly abused on a regular basis.

They fit and feel superior to others that I have ridden while swapping for a while with buddies on the trail. Each brand has something the others don't, pick the one that best suits your situation. I personally enjoy the enormous amount of dry storage front of rear. The racks are well built and well sealed against the storage areas. The riding position is rather neutral and comfortable. Last, but, certainly not least is the original price. I cannot consider buying a 5-6 year old other branded machine when I can pick up a brand new under warranty and well built Polaris. Price aside, I simply like it better than the competition in numerous aspects.

That battery placement though... Looks stupid and rather Chinese knockoff in terms of overall engineering. Mine has been submerged on more than a few occasions, covered and caked in mud and ice, never an issue. I have left the key on and killed my battery. It is certainly easier to access on my 2014 570 than on my 2012 400 under the rear fender. It's not like the rear mounted battery has ever seen less abuse inside of the fender well.
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I signed the papers on my new Sportsman 570 on Saturday and am picking it up tomorrow. When I took a good look at it after they prepped it I noticed where Polaris located the battery. WTF???
I didnt notice this on the sales floor because it was in between 2 other ATV's. It seems really low and close to the front driveshaft.
I may not have bought it if I had seen the location before then. Is anyone else concerned?
Can the battery go under water with no ill effects? I have been worried about this since noticing it, should I be or am I worrying about nothing?
Your OEM wet batt may bite the dust sooner rather than later. I replaced with an AGM within a few months of purchasing the 570. AGM is like $70 and has more cranking power. No issues with the battery placement and yes, it goes underwater in the mud in the flooded rice field I duck hunt in. The problem is that if you need to get to the battery, I would recommend jacking up the front and taking the left (driver's side??) front wheel off. That rubber tie down is a beotch!

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