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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Most miles on a Polaris ATV?

I saw a Polaris Sportsman on E Bay and the seller said he had put 42000 miles on one like it. That sounded extremely high to me.
What's the highest mileage you've seen on a four wheeler?
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I got about 50 miles before I blew my engine and realized the guy I bought it from forgot to tighten one stupid hose clamp on the air box...

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That makes me want to go check mine. Yikes!
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 09:41 PM
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Could be. What year? I'd ask him if those were play miles or work miles, because that's a lot of play miles. I'd be a little leary.

I know a few farms we serviced that ran 24 hours a day some of their atvs on 3 rotating 8 hour shift crews. They were going to hundreds of dollars worth of parts and maintenance items a month ( I think they had 12 polaris machines doing this) and I believe they had about 20,000 miles after 3 years on average for the machines. All were over 10,000 miles and most were above 15,000 miles. Massive amount of engine hours on them since they always were running, but not necessarily moving.



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It depends,the guys in Europe drive on the Road and get way more miles on a ATV than the guys in the Woods.
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If mine would make 10K miles I'd be very happy. That sounds like a lot to me. Mine is mostly woods riding around my hunting lease. What is "high miles" for a Polaris under "regular use" such as hunting, recreation and family use?
BTW, mine is a 2008 I just bought a couple of months ago. It had 130 miles on it and now has about 200.
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My 2005 sportsman 500 has 7000 miles on it. It runs strong with no troubles. I ride it almost every weekend.
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It depends,the guys in Europe drive on the Road and get way more miles on a ATV than the guys in the Woods.
We road ride here, have 3,000 km/1875 miles on mine in just over a year.

At this rate, will be 24,000km/15,000 miles.

I saw one at my local dealer that had half that on it, and was well taken care of.


I will be getting a new one in 7 years, will update than,






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Ill be happy if my 850 gets 5000 miles.

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06 800sportsman 9500 miles 30 percent hard work rest mud rough trail and general riding.no high speed nut driving. Replace fuel tank speedo just quit and I am just now replacing bottom end bearing, one side blew rest ok. So new rings gasket and suspension bushings. Looked at something different and newer, I am 63 so honda is out, maybe canam or kaw.trouble is mine rides so great the rest of the machine is staying together fine. Still looking for the perfect machine ha ha.
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