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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 12-28-2018, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie ...love the xp , some help?

New to Polaris atvs but not new to toys , I've got an older Kodiak 400 but she's tired and wants to rest... Also own a 09 yamaha Apex , and mxz 600 (snowmobiles) .. I turned wrenches for almost 8 years in a body shop .. I know my way around machines, and a tool box, Question is .. considering very seriously a sportsman 1000.... Preference to a 2016-2017 , 1000xp touring .. as I'll try to bring the wife , but whatever I can find and budget allows ... What exactly should I be looking at on theese for problems or what are the expected problems with these perticular models .. I've seen some things on clutchs that lock up , front diffs exploding ... and something about a wiring harness under the Gage cluster getting rubbed raw ...if u guys could point me in the right direction and give me some guidence , with anything regarding 2016-2017 sportsman 1000xp, appreciate any help I can get , THANKS !
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Oh yeah, I meant to tell you Yamadoo, you can also use the search function in the different sections of the forum to look around for info while waiting for replies. A lot of these guys get busy at work and otherwise and may not reply for a while.
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Ok so other then the front diff cover plate the 1000 and for that matter the 850 XP line is solid!!!! That to is to be taken with a grain of salt!!! As those diff covers we're popping do to mudding, snow donuts, and some guys swore just normal riding. Bottom line I'd replace it with a Cecco upgrade. Rather yield on the side of caution!! Plus you wrench so it'll be an easy job. Other then that Polaris makes an absolute rockstar of a machine. The only thing that needs to be emphasised is maintenance and TLC!!!!!! Keep it greased (bushings, ball-joints, and wheel bearings) and it'll be good to you!!

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I stopped at my local dealer and he had no xp's.. only a basic 570.. they are waiting on 2019's . Any real difference between the 850's and the 1000? Other than obvious CC's ? Like power wise? I'd love a 1000xp touring but will a reg frame do the trick for riding double ? .. and yeah I talked to the rep at the dealer and he said short of those pinion plates ... It's a well built machine siad he heard no story's of clutch failure .. unless it was abuse
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Clutch failure??????????? I mean stuff breaks but Polaris is known to have the best clutches!! Yeah the XP line is a different frame and the motor is turned 90°. This creates that super slim setting position. That which emulates a dirt bike. A one up machine isn't going to be as safe or comfortable as a 2-up. Honestly I've seen more and more rules not allowing two people on a single passenger ATV. I have to say if you're looking for 1000 DO NOT settle for an 850 or 570!!!!!! You will be kicking yourself if you buy anything less then a 1K.

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QSC clutch kit
EPI HD springs front n rear
ODI rogue 130mm grips
Ultraseal commercial grade tire sealant (front)
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CTEK 3300 battery maintainer
added 7 zerks
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OGIO rear bag
ROTOPAX 1gal. + 2gal. gasoline can
Jccapri bushing kit
Kolpin Over Fenders
Rigid Industries E-Series 10" flood
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Odyssey Extreme battery PC545

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The biggest things I saw while watching the early models were the pinion cover and some had hot exhaust /plastic melting problems. They did a major redesign of the exhaust along about 15 or 16.
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Front diff cover and cracks in frame.
Be sure to upgrade to a Cecco Racing billet front diff cover and invest in Cecco Racing frame braces front and rear and your weak points are solved beyond wear parts.
Wear parts unless maintained often are the big down fall on the XP chassis.
Be sure to grease after every ride/wash to lengthen service visits.
Fast wear parts are wheel bearings and bushings.
Outside of these items you’ll be in good shape.
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I stopped at my local dealer and he had no xp's.. only a basic 570.. they are waiting on 2019's . Any real difference between the 850's and the 1000? Other than obvious CC's ? Like power wise? I'd love a 1000xp touring but will a reg frame do the trick for riding double ? .. and yeah I talked to the rep at the dealer and he said short of those pinion plates ... It's a well built machine siad he heard no story's of clutch failure .. unless it was abuse
Have a '15 850. Front diff cover replaced with Cecco, added Cecco frame braces (did these as preventive steps). There are no issues with the Polaris clutch system, though I did mine with a kit for low end work from RVS.

Will the frame take double riders? Mine does, along with a load of ice fishing gear.

How you ride will determine the frame strength, more than anything. Maintenance, keep things greased, ride sensibly. XPs are great machines.
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Yes I agree preventive maintenance is key to any machines longevity.... sled, car, wheeler, bike
but Keep um coming ! Awesome thank you guys for some early insight!! , I'm definitely wanting a 1000... Go big or go home .. like I said , preference to a "touring" two up 1000xp. but they are as rare as rocking horse sh#t round these neck of the woods, unless I order brand new , even the dealer said those are a rare item and once ppp get them , they don't usually give them up
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What "neck of the woods" you in Yamadoo?
I did a quick search on ATV Trader using "Polaris Sportsman 1000 Touring" and came up with 8 machines starting at $7,999 and up. The "Featured" machine that popped up for $8,599 with 691 miles looked pretty good.
I'd also search CL and Google for more leads if you're serious about what you want.
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