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  1. With your good luck Travis I can't use the old saying "Houston, we have a problem" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston,_we_have_a_problem
  2. just to add don't buy made in China parts if you plan on keeping your machine
  3. usually these bearings and seals are standard sizes and that's why you see other part numbers that work. You can carefully measure a bearing and seal and any auto parts place should be able to match you up with what you need. Don't get fooled with "genuine parts" only the higher price is genuine.
  4. https://www.amazon.com/Dasen-2016-2018-Windshield-Brackets-2xWiring/dp/B07G8DJ8DT/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=40+inch+light+bar&qid=1562555551&s=gateway&sr=8-14 many more well under $100 bucks. Polaris 40" light bar is $399. Amazon has great deals, I put a 50" on my Polaris, $99 delivered.
  5. Travis you wouldn't be saying this if you lived where I do. We get only about 5 months of good weather and only 2 1/2 months of warmer to hot. When we pile on layers we use down filled coats etc. Too cold for too long. I welcome warmer and hot weather, I'll suffer a sun burn, just don't get enough warm weather north of your border, not state border.
  6. I remember the 750 Kawi two stroke motor bikes, fast.
  7. Knocking is detonation caused by fuel that burns to quickly for the engine. High compression engines need slower burn for their pistons extra travel. Knocking can damage engines, modern knock sensors adjust the timing so this does not occur. I only use premium in my small engines, no ethanol to eat fuel lines.
  8. need large diameter wheels and clearance heigh for any real snow. Of course you don't get any but I used my winch 6x to get back from a trail. The Ranger floor got held up and the wheels just spin
  9. Looks good. It will be decades before you get unsightly cracks.
  10. Not at all. Of course parts available for newer models. I'm talking about older ones only. With a 6 year old Sportworks I could not find a strut. With the gas out of it you could not operate the vehicle safely. These are bitsa 4 wheelers, bits from here and there. All one has to do is call a seller of one of these and ask for parts for an older model. Strut was stamped "Venesuela" of all places. I would suggest selling any of these before they become obsolete.
  11. Massimo assembled in Texas: http://powersportsbusiness.com/top-stories/2014/02/13/start-up-brand-dreams-of-building-its-own-utv/ Cub Cadet: It sells its products through dealers and retailers. The company was founded in 1961 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Cub Cadet LLC operates as a subsidiary of MTD Products, Inc. Benneche: We assemble all of our vehicles in Coppell, Texas, : http://www.bennche.com/about/ "ASSEMBLED" does not answer the question of who actually made the parts themselves. Most likely China, Philippines etc. make the majority of parts found in all these vehicles. I've seen struts made in Brazil. Most companies that sell to TSC and other big box stores use parts from overseas and mix and match them to build a 4 wheeler. Try finding replacement parts after 7 years, darn near impossible with these brands. If you plan on keeping yours for over 7 years buy such brands ad Polaris, Bombardier and other well known names that make their parts in house. Chinese parts fail quickly after warranty since makers will only pay the least they can get away with to maximize profits. Yes China can make good parts but often do not because they are not paid more to do so. Having owned a big box store 4 wheeler all I can say is NEVER buy one just because the price is lower, you will regret that decision. Best resale value and best reliability come from made and assembled in the US and Canada. A mix match of Chinese, Brazilian, Philippine parts to make a not heard of brand name spells TROUBLE, and yes, spelled in capitals. And even more so NEVER buy used big box 4 wheelers, they are for sale for good reason, they cost the owner too much to repair. I learned the hard way, now I own a Polaris. I hope this post if it saves just one person grief, it's worth it. !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Founded in 1988 in China, withstood the test of time and earned the trust of many customers worldwide, our company now ranks among the top three companies-manufacturers of ATV and first as a producer of UTV in China. Our production bases are located in the / u area of over 600,000 square meters in China and over 100,000 square meters in the United States, include assets of several billion. dollars and over 3,000 employees. HISUN ™ MOTORS Group has all the necessary national and international certificates, such as CCC, COP, E3, EPA, E-mark, ISO. Attitude to every detail and strict systems of quality control in accordance with QMS standards give us the right to be proud that we have fulfilled our commitment as a manufacturer of innovative and all-terrain vehicles that meet or exceed international standards. My concern is as I previously stated, for people who keep their vehicles for many years, will spare parts be available after years? What dealers tell me is NO. I do know if you are lucky enough to find a part you need you will pay dearly for it. Seen as an expendable product it's highly unlikely they will make and stock spare parts much past past warranty periods. One thing I am sure of "you get what you pay for" and barely that. CAVEAT EMPTOR.
  12. if it has an oil filter replace it before running it and replace it after 20 hours or so of run time.
  13. Massimo assembled in Texas: http://powersportsbusiness.com/top-stories/2014/02/13/start-up-brand-dreams-of-building-its-own-utv/ Cub Cadet: It sells its products through dealers and retailers. The company was founded in 1961 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Cub Cadet LLC operates as a subsidiary of MTD Products, Inc. Benneche: We assemble all of our vehicles in Coppell, Texas, : http://www.bennche.com/about/ "ASSEMBLED" does not answer the question of who actually made the parts themselves. Most likely China, Philippines etc. make the majority of parts found in all these vehicles. I've seen struts made in Brazil. Most companies that sell to TSC and other big box stores use parts from overseas and mix and match them to build a 4 wheeler. Try finding replacement parts after 7 years, darn near impossible with these brands. If you plan on keeping yours for over 7 years buy such brands ad Polaris, Bombardier and other well known names that make their parts in house. Chinese parts fail quickly after warranty since makers will only pay the least they can get away with to maximize profits. Yes China can make good parts but often do not because they are not paid more to do so. Having owned a big box store 4 wheeler all I can say is NEVER buy one just because the price is lower, you will regret that decision. Best resale value and best reliability come from made and assembled in the US and Canada. A mix match of Chinese, Brazilian, Philippine parts to make a not heard of brand name spells TROUBLE, and yes, spelled in capitals. And even more so NEVER buy used big box 4 wheelers, they are for sale for good reason, they cost the owner too much to repair. I learned the hard way, now I own a Polaris. I hope this post if it saves just one person grief, it's worth it. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Ahhh! I bought a New Polaris but now it's getting older and isn't new anymore. I love how companies sow seeds of discontent trying to make us think we need the new one.
  15. I bought side mirrors on Amazon that work great, can take multiple tree hits and not break. Some items I like to make such as a rear window from Lexan, easy to cut and shape, costs more than plexiglass but cannot break. Roof? Any metal seller has plate aluminum, that and a couple of angle aluminum and you can make a roof for $100 that is much stronger than dealers plastic or metal roof. I can sit or stand on my roof for a great view.


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