Thought I would post up and say hi.
I've been riding bikes and quads for years. Never owned Polaris before but I just sold my trusty ol' 2004 Suzuki Twin Peaks 700 and I have a '17 Sportsman 850 SP on the way. I've been lurking for a few weeks and soaking up what I can. I'very got a few questions for you guys so I'll probabky be posting up in the sportsman section. Looks like a good forum ya'll have put together here. I will have to admit, I have done my share of trash talkin against polaris over the years, usually to my buddies who I have had to pull back home, but it was all in good fun! I hope it doesn't come back to haunt me
I used to do a few hare scrambles on utes in the Mid East but my mid 40's have slowed me down a bit. Mostly ride HM in WV now days and that old SRA isn't cutting it anymore. Trading all that for a nice cushy ride and a sweet upgrade in power too. I just hope it lasts 13 hard riding years like my prairie did. Can't wait for my dealer to locate one in Radar Blue. Got her for $9,300 OTD. How did I do? Big shout out to Crossroads Polaris in Albemarle,NC. Driving an hour and a half to deal with them. If you hate to haggle and deal, these guys are no BS. Payden hooked me up.
Anyway, Ive got a few questions for you ...
Should I spend a grand on a 3 yr warranty from polaris?
Do the 2017's need the cecco braces if I ride fairly hard?
Is the pinion cover fixed on the 17's? Don't want to disable or remove ADC if I don't have to, but I don't want to grenade my front diff either.
Probably gonna clutch it for getting out of the hole a little quicker. I loved what Dalton did for my prairie, but you guys seem to like QSC so I'll probably go that route. I know it voids warranty on the clutch, but I'm probably do it anyway from the start.
THANKS! and howdy from NC