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Just picked up a 2018 Sportsman 1000XP. I've had my 2005 Sportsman 700 since 2012 and its been a great ATV but have recently been battling some 4wd issues so I found a '14 570 w/eps that I picked up about 6 months ago and it was a night and day difference being fuel injected and eps so much smoother and comfortable. Well after riding it a bit and exhaust and tune later, it just wasn't cutting it. I desired more. So I went to my local dealer and checked out the 850SP. Then saw the left over stock '18 1000 so we were able to work out a deal on that. Got it home and what a difference. After the break in I was able to open it up and this is exactly what I was needing. This quad gets down and does so effortlessly. I ended up selling the '05 700 in a day after listing it and my wife wanted to keep the 570 for her. So I'll probably be pulling off the HMF exhaust and tune here shortly and putting it back to stock. I look forward to the next outing to Crosby Tx Xtreme offroad. Here a couple pics of the new bike and its compadres!
 

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Congrats on moving up to the big leagues. Don't forget to get box of tooth picks to keep the bugs out of your teeth. :grin
 

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Had mine for a year and i still haven't played with the sports mode, this machine has just so much power <img src="http://www.polarisatvforums.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
I switched it over yesterday just to see and it stood straight up and scared the hell out of me. I think standard is just fine.
 

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nice find on the leftover 1000! i just bought my 570 as an 18 leftover and was hoping my wife would get more into riding with it so i can go get a 1000...lol that being said i cant complain about the 570, its a great bike just not as exciting as id like at times.
 

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nice find on the leftover 1000! i just bought my 570 as an 18 leftover and was hoping my wife would get more into riding with it so i can go get a 1000...lol that being said i cant complain about the 570, its a great bike just not as exciting as id like at times.
Thanks bud. Yeah no doubt the 570 is a great bike. Very fun to ride and moved the 28s around just fine. Just lacked the speed factor I was looking for.
 

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Mine never comes out of performance mode. Maybe that's why I wore out the suspension twice last year:wink
 

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Mine never comes out of performance mode. Maybe that's why I wore out the suspension twice last year
I hear that. I bought a 1000 for a reason. No need for anything but performance mode while riding! I do use work mode for loading it up though.
 

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Mine never comes out of performance mode. Maybe that's why I wore out the suspension twice last year:wink
LOL, You're explaining more all the time cutter, why you keep wearing out suspension components. :grin
I know, but hopefully the rebuild I finished up with this past week with the better quality components, things will last a little longer.

To the OP congrats on your new 1000, you will never go back to a smaller quad again! Can't wait for a 1200 to come out:grin
 

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Mine never comes out of performance mode. Maybe that's why I wore out the suspension twice last year
LOL, You're explaining more all the time cutter, why you keep wearing out suspension components.
I know, but hopefully the rebuild I finished up with this past week with the better quality components, things will last a little longer.

To the OP congrats on your new 1000, you will never go back to a smaller quad again! Can't wait for a 1200 to come out
Thanks a lot rutcutter! The little bit I've ridden has been a blast already.
 

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Mine never comes out of performance mode. Maybe that's why I wore out the suspension twice last year:wink
LOL, You're explaining more all the time cutter, why you keep wearing out suspension components. :grin
I know, but hopefully the rebuild I finished up with this past week with the better quality components, things will last a little longer.

To the OP congrats on your new 1000, you will never go back to a smaller quad again! Can't wait for a 1200 to come out:grin
What better quality components did you use ? And FYI anything over 1000 cc is illegal even for side by side ,why you think putting Turbo Charger on a 925cc .
 

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LOL, You're explaining more all the time cutter, why you keep wearing out suspension components. :grin
I know, but hopefully the rebuild I finished up with this past week with the better quality components, things will last a little longer.

To the OP congrats on your new 1000, you will never go back to a smaller quad again! Can't wait for a 1200 to come out:grin
What better quality components did you use ? And FYI anything over 1000 cc is illegal even for side by side ,why you think putting Turbo Charger on a 925cc .
I used Super ATV UHMW self lubricating A arm bushings and pins (will still be greasing them), automotive size greasable polyurethane sway brace bushings, polyurethane sway brace ends, Timken wheel bearings.

The best advise I can give from my experiences with my suspension issues is to MAKE SURE to keep all the A arm, shocks and hub bolts TIGHT and USE grease after each ride. Check often! Even new machine owners need to check to make sure they are tight before you ride. I would also advise to buy the wheel bearing greasing tool and grease the wheel bearings, even on a new quad. The factory that builds the bearings only put a small amount of light assembly grease in them. Even the new Timken's I installed took around eight to ten pumps of the grease gun to purge out the assembly grease.

I guess I can only dream of a bigger sized XP :) I went out and couldn't find any Federal Regulations limiting engine size, did find some state regulations limiting size.
 

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I've never heard of such a thing as a limit on engine size. There's lots of regulations concerning vehicle size/width on certain public trails though.
Show me some proof!
 

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I found the video on YouTube (yours wouldn't play). I don't believe it just because that guy said it but it made me curious enough to look. I'd never heard of a 1000cc limit on engine size for ATV/UTV. After a little research here's what I found.
There is no hard RULE against having more than 1000cc engines BUT apparently anything larger falls under a different classification under EPA regulations for emissions standards!! I didn't read all the regs. It would take several days even if you're a fast reader lol. :grin From what I gleaned with a fast look, larger engines would fall under a different classification than "ATV" requiring a lot of the same emissions equipment found on you family sedan. That's why the manufacturers are, at least for now, limited to 1000cc or less. There is an exemption in the regs for machines that the manufacturer can show proof will be sold only for competition use.
The 1000cc EPA regulatory limit applies for ATV/UTV certification for machines built after 2006.

Here's some copy and past from the EPA and a link to the full Regs if anyone's interested in some bedtime reading lol. I threw in some other stuff I found too... Happy reading!
This is from another forum:
While reading this article ---> 2017 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Lineup Unveiled - Snowmobile.com, there is one paragraph that contains the following sentences. "The Genesis motor was a 1049 where this new C-TEC4 from Yamaha is 50cc. smaller. Why smaller? The good ol’ USA has a governmental regulatory agency called EPA – Environmental Protection Agency – where it codified that the biggest four-stroke motor any UTV/SxS builder can stuff into the vehicle is 1000cc. This forced Yamaha to overhaul and reengineer the Genesis to be a 998. And with that came that product created on the eighth-day, a turbocharger."

EPA documents and regs:
https://www.epa.gov/vehicle-and-engine-certification/certification-and-compliance-nonroad-vehicles-and-engines
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-09/documents/1-applicable-regs.pdf
Offroad Utility Vehicles

Offroad utility vehicles are subject to the
same r
equirements as ATVs

Offroad utility vehicles are defined as
having:

engines with displacement less than 1,000 cc

max brake horsepower less t
han or equal t
o 30
kW (40 hp) and

max vehicle speed of 25 mph or higher
 
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