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About airshot

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  • Location Perrysburg, OH, United States

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    Kymco 450i
  1. airshot

    Can-am or polaris

    Cam Am builds some very good quality machines where the Polaris models are of less quality but far more popular and ease of finding parts. CanAm parts can be hard to find in some areas. If you ever do a search for customer complaints/repairs per 100 machines produced by a manufacturer, Polaris is one of the highest in complaints and has a high maintenance record. That being said most Polaris riders are riding their machines hard as well. The CanAm machines fall in the middle somewhere with fewer overall complaints but more complaints about parts availiability. If you seriously considering a good utility machine then look at the Kymco line, NOT Chinese made, very high quality, parts readily availiable, excellent dealer service and is the lowest on customer complaints per 100 units made of any UTV/ATV manufacturer in the world. Have had mine for more than two years, 800 plus miles, ridden as a work horse primarily but have seen some hard trail riding and deep mud...."O" issues. Well designed, top quality materials and welding on the frame. I do not need power steering even with diff lock on, I can steer with one finger. Good luck in your search...
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    Kubota Winch install

    Look in the marine/boating section and look for an electric trolling motor plug. They are heavy duty and will carry a lot of amps, also moisture resistant. They do come in various load ratings but the heavier ones would easily handle the current from a winch. The one I have on my boat is rated for 40 amps, much more than any atv/utv battery can put out.
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    Trying to pick a UTV

    Funny how different areas have different opinions of UTV's... In my area the landmaster has a far better reputation than any thing you have mentioned. Whatever machine you decide on do a thorough check on parts availiability!! Don't go off someones sayso, do check....the biggest complaint from consumers is not being able to find repair parts and information to make the repairs. The landmaster is assembled in the USA and parts are availiable in my area, the other models are not. There are some Hisun dealers in the general area but parts can be hard to come by even from our dealers, many items on backorder and have been for some time. Just my two cents worth...To bad you could not come up with enough to get a Kymco UTV as they are awesome machines. They have the lowest consumer complaint per 1000 machines made of any UTV manufacturer!!
  4. Not sure what your budget might be, but two yrs back I was also shopping for a smaller UTV. After months of shopping, kicking tires and crawling up, under, around, and thru I bought a "KYMCO 450i" UTV and the machine has been excellent!! 10" ground clearance, 2wd, 4wd, and diff lock will get you thru anything. Comfortable ride, plenty of power, 56" in total width. Kymco is made in Tiawan under USA engineering and quality control. There customer complaint per 100 units manufactured is the lowest in the industry. Do yourself a favor and check them out..
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    Hello, New member

    Welcome to the forum, as a former toolmaker I am sure you will be able to figure things out. I am a retired toolmaker as well, spent 50 yrs in the trade as of April15, 2017...the shop still calls me in on occasion to help the young boys figure things out. You should now have plenty of time to search on your computer like I do, with enough searching you will find what your looking for...somewhere!!
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    2012 Kymco UXV 500i axle

    Why buy aftermarket....I have found Kymco parts to be quite reasonable in cost when compared to other mfgrs. There are also companies that will rebuild your axle if it is not damaged beyond repair if you do some searching.
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    KYMCO UXV Accessories

    Thought I would jump in there as I have been doing business with "off road body armor" and recently "pacific eagle"....these two companies have merged and both are a real pleasure doing business with. Having spoke directly to the head people all my questions were answered in depth. They even went as far as to send pics along with explanations to answer any questions I had. Already have the bumpers and tree kickers, well made and has saved my machine on a number of occasions this past summer. Just ordered the cab enclosure for this winter, will let all of you know how this goes. If things are as good as the products I already have it will be a winner..
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    GPS System

    Glad to see this post as I am looking for the same thing. We went up to the UP in june of this year and trails are great but not well marked. We were limited to where we could ride because of that. So if anyone has any added info or any updates as to which gps system is simple and easy to use please chime in here....
  9. Done taking the survey, in 2015 after much research I bought a Kymco 450i UTV. After 22 months and 800 miles I am happy to say it has been an awesome machine. No problems, they have one of the lowest number of complaints per 100 machines manufactured of any brand. If anyone is in the market for a side x side do yourself a favor and look at the Kymco lineup.
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    Newbie

    Thanks, hope to be able to add some information from my experiences if needed, and looking forward to reading others experiences and comments. As far as the Kymco quality yes, they are really growing and their reliability is second to none. They are not race machines but good solid reliable utility machines with a very good ride quality. So far everyone that has seen it has been very impressed with its comfort and performance.
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    KYMCO UTV'S

    I have been a Kymco owner since 2015, have a 450i UTV, been an excellent machine, dealer has been great.. No issues in 20 months of ownership. Been on some pretty knarly trails and the machine performed flawlessly, even pulled out a few Polaris machines. Factory service is rated one of the best in the industry, they even have a USA factory where help can be had if needed. When you compare actual features and equipment you can save about 1500 from buying a brand name....Kymco is fast becoming a brand name with their reputation for quality and reliability.
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    Newbie

    Thanks for allowing me to join this forum. Have been involved in atv's and utv's for more than 20 yrs. Recently retired and sold my atv's and purchased a UTV for wife and I. Looked at two uo atv's but liked the side x side much better, steering wheels are much easier to drive than handle bars when you have bad shoulders like I do. Wife has artificial hips so throwing a leg over is not as easy as it used to be, but the SxS remedies that. We noe have a motorhome and an enclosed trailer to travel the country and see the various trails in this great country of ours. We bought a Kymco model 450i and it has turned out to be an exceptional machine, trouble free and will climb a tree if you can hold on...I have no problem keeping up with much larger machines up to 40 mph, it has a great hole shot. Anyone looking for a quality built side x side should take a close look at the Kymco lineup. They have the lowest number of problems per 100 machines sold in the industry ( Polaris has the highest). Looking forward to hearing about everyones adventures and mods made to there machines.
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    Looking for a UTV

    About 19 months back I researched UTV's myself, after 3 months of thorough research and much tire kicking and crawling up under around and thru I decided on a Kymco 450i UTV. This machine has been awesome, trouble free, great reliability rating and used ones are very hard to find. Factory service has been rated as extremely good and problems per 100 units manufactured are one of the lowest in the industry. Do yourself a favor and research the Kymco USA website and link the side x side area. Not a Chinese company but instead are made in Tiwain, they allow usa engineers and quality control into there country where Chinese do not. Kymco also has a USA factory and parts supply and easy to get parts online or thru a dealer. My local dealer was very cool, actually had an offroad track to test out the machines, with hills, mud, trees downed to climb over, just like a ride in the woods.


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