Can-am rider, considering a Scrambler
Long time Can-am rider here, currently owning a 2017 Outlander 1000 XTp Max. I use the ATV for the trails, the occasional MX track and on-road riding in Western Europe. I no longer need a 2up model and am considering to purchase a Scrambler XP 1000. The model that's offered here is basically the 2018 model year package with the red plastics, the digital gauge cluster from the sportsman and it has both ADC and EBS. As you can imagine I have a few questions because this is quite a different ATV than my current one. I did my research but apologize in advance if my questions are already answered on this forum.
It looks like the Scrambler throws a lot of mud in the driver's face, similar to a Renegade. How effective are the 3rd party fender flares that are sold on Ebay? I'm concerned that they are easily damaged when passing around trees on a narrow trail.
Am I missing something, or does the Scrambler have zero storage space. Not really a big deal, I can carry a small back or box on the front or rear rack with me.
Changing a belt is a lot more work than on a Can-am. Do people typically carry the required tools to take of the wheel other parts if the belt fails while you're in the middle of nowhere?
I like the stock location of the radiator. I mean, it's vulnerable but at least it's better accessible than on the Can-am Outlander and Renegade. What do people typically do to keep the mud out? I would add a piece of mesh in front of the grill but read the radiator is not protected from the wheel arches. I'd rather not relocate the radiator.
I love the Fox shocks on my Outlander, they're fully adjustable with rebound and fast/slow compression adjusters. How does that work with the 18 presets on the Scrambler. Did you ruin into the limitations or considering replacing them with fully adjustable shocks? I couldn't find anything on the shocks in the owners manual.
Anybody else who switched from Can-am to Polaris recently? How was your experience, any advice?