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Hey everyone, new to the forum and I'm looking for some advice. I'm not new to Polaris, I've had Poo sleds for the past 13 years. Not new to quads, a little rusty though.

My father always had Honda's and my first purchase was a '98 Honda 300 Foreman, rock solid machine.

Sold that a couple of years back, now I'm getting the itch for four wheels again. I like the reliability that I have had with Polaris sleds the last 13 years and I'm hoping that it carries with their ATV's also.

All my research has led me to the 570 Sportsman. Great reviews, proven motor and transmission over the past couple of years in the SxS's. I am looking for a utility/recreation/touring quad as that's my general riding style. Not much in the tactical/racing type of riding.

I am expecting a little bias towards this quad in this area of the forum, but honestly do you guys think this would be a smart buy.

Thanks.
 

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Welcome to the board!:med:
 

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Just bought one that has not miles on it lol and has been sitting waiting for snow to plow.. For the price and how the quad set up with suspension and motor I think it's the better one out there.. I did a lot of reading and shopping and ended up with the 570...
 

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I got a 570. It's the most powerful engine in the class. I love mine. Having a minor hickup right now but it's not something I want to hold against the reliability to it. The ride is crazy smooth and quicker than you will ever need on the trail.
 

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I rode one and the v twin 500 doesn't feel as quick as the 570. Plus it's several thousand more.
 

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What size of winch do you suggest for this size of quad, 2500 or 3500?

Also I did some reading and guys are saying that the 570 Polaris front bumper is not that good. I looked on line and it doesn't look like it offers much protection either. What do you recommend for an after market bumper for this rig?
 

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I have the one from the 2013 sportsmans. Its pretty big. Idk what you plan on hitting. I didnt need one, it just looked cool lol
 

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I have the one from the 2013 sportsmans. Its pretty big. Idk what you plan on hitting. I didnt need one, it just looked cool lol
I was wondering if it actually served much purpose.
I assume there is steel frame behind all that plastic in the front?
 

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thinking bout adding aftermarket bumpers front and rear myself but not sure if i want to make the machine any heavier..i think with a serious crash or tumble all the plastic is gonna bust anyhow.front storage just looks like its waitin to shatter..lol
 

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They look kinda cool. I think you're right on the crashing part, Army. I guess they're more for a bump than a crash. Turning around, backing into a tree.

Depends on how and where you ride. Some guys mow down saplings.
 

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i agree.i would have no problem if they would turn my 570 into a tank.But our 570s are already 54lbs heavier than a 700 grizzly! i researched lol
 

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But you dont really want to join GROC do you? (grizzly roll over club.)
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i agree.i would have no problem if they would turn my 570 into a tank.But our 570s are already 54lbs heavier than a 700 grizzly! i researched lol
 

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I have the front and rear Polaris bumpers on my 2012. They deserve more credit than people give them. I'm really glad that I've got them, because I've definitely had several bumps and bruises to them on the trail and they've done their job (protecting the plastic from being cracked) and they've held up well w/o any bending or denting.. I actually had a minor front end collision with a tree, and the bumper came out w/o a scratch, but it wound up pushing the front end frame in an inch.. Not that I think that's necessarily better (I don't) but it does speak to the rigidity of the bumper.

I had a little concern that it doesn't protect the winch area, but I haven't had a problem yet. the plastic around the winch is the cheapest of all the plastics to replace anyway.
 
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