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post #1 of 98 (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Polaris ??? im starting to think theyre a bag of crap

Ive had my polaris sportsman 1000xp for just over a year now, covered 1200 miles and around 80 hours, so far .....
2x cvt belts
wheel bearings changed twice
all a arm bushes changed twice
Front pinion fail
new billet pinion cover
rad fan snapped a blade
awd engages when driffting or spinning back wheels up so just changed oil out to amsoil , ill wait to see if that fixes it tomorrow
new prop shaft replaced under warranty

All my friends have got canams and dont really suffer any breakdowns.....
Think its time to change.......
I love my poolaris but every single part seems to only have a shelf life of 500 miles..... so maddening !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The XP machines really seem to be a like a Ferrari...super high performance that require lot of time and money on constant maintenance to keep them operating at that high level.

Disappointing because I love all the features on the new XP1000s but changing wheel bearing, bushings and all the rest when you change the oil plus the worry of a frame crackings makes one really hesitant.

Where and how are you riding?
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im in the uk and we just do standard trail riding,,,,, i cant go on the quad anymore without thinking that im going to breakdown
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WOW!! have they replaced all that stuff under warranty?

2015 Sportsman 1000 XP
02 Sp700/'10 850 XP EPS sold
2014 RZR 900 XP
2000 Scrambler 400 2x4
-Trail Mod -RcR Ported
-.010" over Wiseco
-HSP billet head/12:1 compression
-V-Force Delta 2 reeds/cage
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-RcR HPD MSA silencer
-RcR HPD Clutched
-Team RR secondary
2016 Switchback Adventure 600
Triton SL8 ATV trailer
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2 belts? That sounds like being in the wrong gear for the wrong purpose.
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yeah 2 CVT belts? Are you riding Larger than stock tires? if so, you need a clutch kit.

Might be time to fill out your signature so we know what you have done to the machine.
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Wheel bearings, arm bushings and seals is the norm whether it be sportsman, ranger, or rzr. Very common even on low mileage units.
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but it shouldnt be...

2015 Sportsman 1000 XP
02 Sp700/'10 850 XP EPS sold
2014 RZR 900 XP
2000 Scrambler 400 2x4
-Trail Mod -RcR Ported
-.010" over Wiseco
-HSP billet head/12:1 compression
-V-Force Delta 2 reeds/cage
-RcR HPD Trail pipe &
-RcR HPD MSA silencer
-RcR HPD Clutched
-Team RR secondary
2016 Switchback Adventure 600
Triton SL8 ATV trailer
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i ride the quad as it should be ridden. high when doing over 15-20 mph then low for the slow hilly stuff.....
i used to work at atv world which was a large atv dealership in leeds for 3 years, so i know a thing or two about quads, ive had every other kind of atv but this by far is the worst for reliability.....
Dont get me wrong, i love 1000xp but surely they should be better made, take for instance the new 2017, they havent even fixed the pinion cover on the front diff ???
Really bad quality.
Think i may go canam or grizzly......

Oh and they changed the first belt and the prop shaft under warranty, thats it....
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its also on the std size tyres too.. only upgrade is a big gun exhaust
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