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Chick Collins

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Chick Collins last won the day on June 23 2019

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About Chick Collins

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  • Birthday 11/15/1957
  • Location Orange, TX, USA

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    Odes Comrade
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    Hunting, shooting, fishing

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  1. You choose a SXS that is not popular, and few people own them, compared to others. It probably has a Delphi fuel injection system, like Odes uses on it's Comrade, which is plagued with problems. You cannot go into the electronics and tune the injection system, as you can on others. I know on the Odes, they changed every part in the whole system, on the POS that I bought. In the end, under threat of a going to court under Texas Lemon Law, they refunded my full purchase price. They could make mine run 100% better, but they could never get a miss out of it and make it run smooth. Good luck with t
  2. My friend has a 570 and I have the Viking. The 570 is noisy, has less room in the cab and a smaller engine. The Viking also comes with a 10 year belt warranty. Yamaha is known to have the toughest drive line in the industry. The minus to the Viking, is that the rear end has a spool piece, meaning no spider gears, no limited slip. It is full time posi-trac, so, everytime you turn hard around in your yard, you are going to turn up grass. I like a full size door, so I spent $600 on Super ATV Doors, and replaced the little half doors. Everyone loves the full size doors. I don't know if aftermarke
  3. If it sparks when you remove the negative cable, something is still powered up, and draining the battery.
  4. Chick Collins

    Chick Collins

  5. Check your messages here. I sent you all the info I have.
  6. Chick can you jive me Mike Smith's email address again please I got a lawyer now to get my money back from odes  Went and bought me a 2019 can am defender xt and I love it twice the bike the Odes is 

    1. Chick Collins

      Chick Collins

      Mike Smith     [email protected] 

      Mike will refund the amount that the dealer paid for it, and the dealer will have to cough up the rest. What I ran into, the dealer did not want to give up his cut. He said Odes had not paid him for any of the warranty repairs, and he had to pay his mechanic. I took the check and went and cashed it. After I had that cash in hand, I then told the dealer I was coming to his county and precinct, and file in small claims court against him. I had originally told him I would take half ($500), and call it even. He ended up paying me the $500, and I took a loss on the other $500. If you sue someone in Texas, in small claims court (good for up to $10,000) in Texas, the person being sued can demand it is done in his county and precinct. If you file in your county, you have to pay a fee, something like $150, Then, if he wants it in his precinct, you have to pay that fee again. You can do all this yourself, without a lawyer, by filing yourself in small claims court, and presenting the evidence that you have met all the requirements of Texas Lemon Law, or, you can go through the Texas Lemon Law website. There are requirements about Odes having multiple opportunities to fix the same problem, and/or, it has been in the shop for a specified number of days. I had met and exceeded all the requirements, and he knew it.  Odes has moved their manufacturing facility from Texas, to some state north of us. But, they still have a warehouse of some kind, in Dallas. Let me know what happens.  Mike Smith should be fined for put those POS on the market. 

  7. The people at Odes think they have the right to re-write the Bill of Rights for us. On their website, they have bastardized the 2nd Amendment to say, "2.Right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of a well-regulated militia.", What the 2nd Amenment really says is, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
  8. Well, Roy, you are having the Odes experience. I bought one in in Jasper, Texas, and it was fine for the first 10 hours. After that, it was a SNAFU. They could not make the engine work correctly. After looking at all the options, I decided I was going to Lemon Law them, or take them to Small Claims Court. Mike Smith (owner of Odes) finally agreed to refund my money. Google up Lemon Law in Texas. There is a criteria you have to meet. UTVs are covered by Lemon Law, in Texas. I had to go buy a Yamaha Viking, while the Odes was in the shop. And, if you try to sell it, you are going to find they ha
  9. Another thing, there is not much as far as parts and accessories available for the Odes. Just try to find a cross reference for the oil filter. HA!
  10. I bought a 2018 Odes Comrade (Rhino copy). Had multiple problems with it. The big problem was the engine kept backfiring through the intake box. Not real loud, just a pop, loud enough to hear, and feel at times. The shop mechanic could not make it stop. He changed the injector, the fuel pump, adjusted timing, adjusted the valves and several heat ranges of spark plugs. He even changed the fuel electronic computer. It would not stop. He said that on on other UTV's. you could access the electronic computer and adjust the fueling, but on the Odes, it was preset and not adjustable. Mike Smith, the
  11. I need to know if the 27x9x12 and 27x12x12 Maxxis Bighorns work ok, on the factory rims of the 2019 Viking, without rubbing on the tie rod end or anywhere else.
  12. No joke about the oil change. Mike Smith himself said that. The dealer changed spark plugs(several heat ranges), adjusted the valves, changed the switch, injection computer, fuel pump,. injector, plug wire, we moved the battery ground, and other stuff, but nothing helped. The lack of factory help is a big no-no. Just try to find a phone number to call someone. And if you find one, don't cross your fingers waiting for them to answer. They are a small company with a big mouth.
  13. Will the 27x9x12 and 27x12x12 Maxxis Bighorns work ok, on the factory rims of the 2019 Viking?
  14. Well, let me tell you my experience. I bought a new Odes Comrade. All was fine for about the first 10 hours, then I noticed it was popping back through the intake. Took it to the dealer twice for that. Then, it left me in the woods, I had to call someone to come get me. Took it to the dealer. He found that the battery ground, was attached against a plastic battery box, and was reliant to the bolt to go to the frame. The mechanic moved it to another location. I went back to the woods. It was still popping back through the intake. After I was through hunting, a week later, I carried it back to t
  15. What has been your experience with Odes, Mike Smith or the Comrade?

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