I am retired and recently bought a new Sportsman 500 HO to ride with my 40 year old son who is starting his own mid-life crisis. We joined a small club in the Adirondack foothills, but hope to get invited to check out other trails. Big time riding seems to be a day's drive away in Maine, Ontario, or Quebec.
I'm shopping for a winch, but find the Polaris brand costs more than I need to spend -- the benefit of buying a Polaris branded winch seems to be ease of installation. I am particularly drawn to Viper and Gorilla, but am putting off a decision until I can get some feedback from someone who has already installed a non-Polaris brand.
I welcome your suggestions and recommendations. Thanks in advance.
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CW from Connecticut here. My pop and I have recently gotten into trail riding on our Polaris ATVs. I returning to it after selling my first Quad 21 years ago.
Pop has a 2010 Sportsman XP 550. Mine is a 2007 Sportsman 700 EFI and my wife has a 2000 Trail Boss 325.
So far we have only ridden Jackman Maine area and a couple short trails here in CT. Next year we will rectify that situation... We have a trip planned to Hatfield and Mccoy trails and another trip back up to Maine! Then some weekend trips to New Hampshire and Vermont.
Hello - Phil from Northern NY. I just bought a new '10 550 EFI this spring and am putting some trail miles on. Love this machine. Lot's of riding here, not out my back door but within 1 or 2 hours drive. This is a great place to hang out and learn.
just joined this forum " hello everyone" I ride an 2010 XP 850 in northern lower Michigan, finalizing plans for a 3 day ride at REDBIRD CREST in KY this memorial day..any input would be appreciated...
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