UTVs/FUVs?

Discussion in 'ATV Discussion' started by Caver Dave, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Mac5005

    Mac5005 Welding Instructor

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    I have a used rzr 800 for sale. $4500 takes it home lol. Been used and upgraded. A deal for what it is.

    Cheap enough to rip the bed off and put a dump bed on it. The factory chassis above the engine is completely flat. It’s in misc for sale.

    Shameless plug.
     
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  2. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    So as a semi related follow up, I bought a Polaris Ranger EV back in April of this year. I've put about 40-50hrs on it doing miscellaneous mailbox checking, neighbor visiting, rockcrawling, and brick/dirt/trash hauling. It has been great. I have 2 complaints:
    1. It is a little too squeaky ( this is probably true of any used SXS, And is compoundes by the fact it is electric so there is no motor noise other than a slight whine)
    2. It is not fast enough. Top speed is 27mph. But it takes a while to get from 20-27.

    Once you get the hang of it, it will go just about anywhere a gas SXS will. The power delivery is weird and neutered sometimes, so that's what you have to learn to work around. For daily utility tasks, it is unbeatable. Hop in, turn the key, put in in Forward, push the gas. With the bench seat you can hop in and out from either side. Going to get the mail and ride the side by side down to the "cweek" is generally the highlight of my kid's day.

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    Well, unless they fall asleep, haha
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  3. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Does your right foot reach the "gas" pedal? Or did you strap a block of wood to it? :D




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  4. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Nah, I just let my 4 year old drive. :flipoff2:
     
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  5. StretchASU

    StretchASU Well-Known Member

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    Its a Polaris thing. Every Polaris machine squeaks til you replace/upgrade oem bushings.
     
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  6. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    Lol you say that half joking. We worked out on a guys farm in Missouri. His three grandsons all had razrs the youngest had a 4x6 bolted to the brake and gas so he could drive a full size one like his brothers


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  7. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    Well, it took almost 2 years, but we finally found a winner. :D

    We were at Kairos a few weekends ago and was able to sit & ride in numerous SxS's.
    Didn't like the Ranger's "church pew" like seating & 9" ground clearance. Liked the Razr's, but wanted more upright seating & bed.
    Mike (manager) said they had ditched their Polaris rental fleet ("stayed broke all the time" & crappy lease scenario) for purchased Yamaha Wolverines... he said aside from stoopid human tricks (bumper/plastic mangling) and some radiator clogging, they've had no real issues

    After several more weeks of looking, found a 2016 Yamaha Viking down near Fayette'Nam... aside from being dusty, being green (meh) and some grass in the pans, it's near showroom condition w/ 74 hours/550 miles.
    We liked the additional width (can seat 3 across)/stability, "standard" EPS, and being a 2016 got an additional engine vibration strut (frame to head), more sound dampening, and bed mat...

    Will be adding lights (reverse, dome/bed, & light bar), winch & winch/plow mount (looking for recommendations), and some long tool/long gun mounts.
     

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  8. StretchASU

    StretchASU Well-Known Member

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    Good choice going with the Yamaha. We love our Wolverine X2 RSpec and were dead set on a Viking for a while. Just ended up choosing the wolverine for more power and better suspension for the trail riding, but the Viking is a dead nuts reliable working machine.
     
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