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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hello evry 1,i really like the ride of this machine ,i got 1100 miles on it now it seems to be just getting broke in,theres been some issues with it which couldve been avoided i think if the dealers were more into customer satisfaction instead of just sellin a quad,such as 2 new tie rods ends bcuz they rubbed thru on the tires i put on at time of purchase,blew a belt at 500 miles,my fault again.Ironic cuz it cost me 500 dolars for 500 miles wen i took it to the dealer for a check over[6mos out of warrant bike sat for basically a year,sorry i didnt go for the extended warranty for an xtra 1500]Then when i decide to play in the mud my winch celnoid quit for no reason another 100 bucks.I think polaris makes a good enuf bike,i just think you need to be ready to spend money on stupid thingsAlot of money.Now my clutch is creeping in low and reverse and its very hard to shift,i cleaned it twice now see tmoro if it helped[1100 miles]just rantin a bout nuthin i guess all i know for sure is i bought a new yamaha big bear back in 99 or maybe 2000 and i friggin well used it and abused it like a rented mule,i drowned it,rolled it. yarded 400 cord of pulpwood with it and i didnt have to spend 5cents on it.SO HATS OFF POLARIS YOUR MAKIN A FINE MECHANIC OUT OF ME!!!!LOL.I plan on keepin this for a long time,really think i go for durability next time not ride,yall have a fine evenin and thks for readin my 2 cents worth signed TUCKER
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Hello & Welcome!! Nice to see you really like your Sportsman!!!! LOL!!

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14" STI Wheels-26" Mud Trax X/L's
2500# polaris winch
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3 light mod. w/relay

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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I really do like it but off to the shop in the morning to take care or the low gear creeps hopefully let you know how i make out bikes runnin good other than that,my dealer is set on makin a believer out of me i guess,so ill let him try.He has to next year b4 i buy the wife a new 1
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still got a little bit of the creeps,put 1 shim bhind secondary clutch made a big difference til i parked then it took off on its own again,gonna start usin it like a rented mule to see how long itll last lol
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 06:34 PM
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Yeah, I beat the snot out of my Honda and it kept rolling. But it never had the ride of a Polaris. I guess its a trade off. Durability or ridability. Like the guy who busted all kinds of frame stuff racing an XP. I guess extreme performance relates to how easy it is on your rear end and legs, not durability running into rocks, roots, lakes, etc.

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