Looking at purchasing a 2013 or 2014 scrambler LE just want to know everyones thoughts. Love the ride of the new sportsmans. How does the scrambler compare power and comfort wise?
I have the 2013 850 (base) and I love it. I like the power, the ride, and mostly the looks, but the sound of the machine is just AWESOME. But if you ride on anything other than gravel, you are going to get covered in it. I have had a few things wrong with the machine, the rear cover was broke (new off the show room floor) the bearing on the rear prop shaft went out and they had to replace the seal, and the primary clutch has a weird noise at idle. It also did not want to start today and it was only 15º F today with a 20 mph wind. The battery just didn't have the juice :hmmm:. So I rate mine a 7 out of 10. I just seem to have bad luck LOL it has about 115 miles on it. As for the ride it rides nice, I also had a 2013 550 XP and my brother and uncles both have the 850's, one being a 2011 Browning Edition, and the other being the 2013 Stealth Black Limited Edition. Our 2013 are a bit faster than the 2011, but Scrambler vs Sportsman, there is no difference in speed. I have drag raced a couple of times :aargh4: and we are bar to bar. I do have to say my uncles tires are stock while I have STI HD3 Wheels and STI Black Diamond tires on mine which may slow me down a bit.
There's some answers in this thread. Rick Cecco, who posts there, is knowledgeable on the Scrammy and a reliable source of info. He races on one.Do you know what improvements were made on the 2014? I am about to buy a 2013 LE.
I can see your points and here is what I have done.There are 3 things I have found NOT to be in my favor out of the box.
#1-The front cab gets rubbed near the steering pod area by the cables and wires when you turn the bars at about 3/4 of the way to lock both directions. You can feel and see the cab move when it gets hit.
#2- The clutching is off for my liking. Ride a Renegade out of the box. The clutching is excellent for stock.
#3- The tires are poor. They do not work well in loose or low traction conditions. (Sand, Snow, Loose rock)
I've only got 135 miles on my machine in 2 rides, but these are my impressions as of now. I have ridden and owned many machines, different makes and models. Other than that I have found it to be a well balanced and well handling machine.
Don't take this the wrong way but your quad has been at the dealership for a month just because the cables are rubbing the plastic?Thanks EricH.
My machine has been in the shop now for almost a month for Polaris to give my dealer the go ahead to fix the bar to cab rubbing issue. The dealer is going to bat for me due to my cab being rubbed through the paint all the way into the plastic grooving now. Polaris just won't take what the correct fix is and implement it.
It sucks I haven't been able to really ride my machine and get the bugs worked out during its six month warranty.