2011 Sportsman 800EFI (POS?)
In April of 2011, I bought a new Sportsman 800EFI. I bought it mainly to plow snow in the winter, but also for enjoyment otherwise. I haven't taken it anywhere but local logging roads, and have never ridden it hard.
When a headlight went out after two months, (less than ten hrs) I knew bulbs can be defective.
After about 15hrs, it started hesitating in reverse, but was fine otherwise. Then, after less than 20hrs, the battery wouldn't hold a charge. When I finally used it to plow (about 8" of snow in our driveway which is about 100yds long), it began sputtering and running rough. Then it finally wouldn't idle. Also, a battery charge lasts about an hour.
Now my new quad, which should be in for initial service, is going to cost $600 minimum for a sensor that the dealer says "we've never seen that go bad before". And they still haven't addressed the battery issue.
I hope this isn't normal for Polaris. I'm pretty pissed, particularly since there's no real warranty coverage. I'm thinking I should've gone with a Yamaha... I may cut my losses and trade it in before it really starts costing me money.