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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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    1 step closer

    if it has an oil filter replace it before running it and replace it after 20 hours or so of run time.
  4. 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. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Willy M

    2019 Polaris ranger

    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.
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    Newbie with Polaris Ranger

    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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    Trying to pick a UTV

    Go to any dealership that sells made in America utvs and ask their parts guy about availability of parts from "assembled in America" utvs. They have had plenty of people trying to match up parts that they cannot match. I had to remove the hardness on a strut to machine down the diameter and re thread it. Then heat it and quench to bring back its hardness. A lot of work because parts are not available 5 years later.
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    Trying to pick a UTV

    I found with my happily now sold Sportworks, now Landmaster that these uts are maybe assembled in the US but parts are sourced from Venezuela, China etc. After about 5 years parts become unavailable. Pay a bit more and do not buy any "assembled in America" utes. Polaris etc. you will always be able to source parts. Soon as a gas strut goes which buggers your steering etc, cannot be sourced your utv is worthless. Yes other utv shocks do not have the same threads and ends that are required. Also these "assembled in America" U joints for the 4 wheel drive tend to break easily when stressed.
  9. YUP 4 sure. Travis you have smart people, just more of them has to vote every election and you'll never see the democrats again! Trump bashing is done because foreign countries are paying them to. Corruption, kickbacks is at the core of their criminal activities. Look how much the Clinton foundation had to give back. Trump can't be bought so he's not working for foreign interests like Hillary was and is. There are always foreigners trying to destroy the west, this will never stop until be bury all of those muzzies.
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    Leaking tires, valve stems??

    found the leak. Should have done this first (as usual). I overinflated the tire and heard the air leak. I've never seen a small piece of crushed limestone puncture a tire before but there it was a small knife tipped shaped piece of limestone stuck into the tire. What are the odds????
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    thought you'd like this. Paint one on your UTV!!!

    1. Travis

      Travis

      Heck YEAH!!!! Move over gmanlv :)   

    2. Willy M

      Willy M

      thought you'd like it. It's about time people took a stand at what they believe in and not allow their govt to wimp out to please pathetic whiners.

    3. Travis

      Travis

      He!! YEAH!!! :)   Your welcome to move to the US, we need another smart person!

  12. Willy M

    Leaking tires, valve stems??

    Just saw Kenfains post. I tried the soapy water but it was a windy day so didn't work well. I always spit over the valve to see if it's leaking and for good measure replaced the core. It's a slow leak, I may well use Travis suggestion of stop leak even though it can unbalance a tire somewhat. So far I've been chasing my tail trying to find the leak. The Polaris doesn't have 15 hours on it yet. I forget that even new vehicles can have problems, ones even more annoying then regular wear issues. It still bothers me that the valve stems can be easily rotated in the rim. Anyone else have valves that rotate but don't lose air??
  13. Willy M

    Leaking tires, valve stems??

    no jumps, installing port injection, the carb just won't work right.
  14. Willy M

    Leaking tires, valve stems??

    68 Charger
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    Leaking tires, valve stems??

    a friend of mine has a General Lee clone car with the flag on the roof.
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