2005 Chuck Wagon CS-11
By Tannenbaum Ritchie
Hi I am considering adding a Polaris RZR or Can-Am Maverick 4 seater side by side to my toy list. looking for comparison and any advise offered.
Hi everyone, I'll start this off with a TLDR; If you were looking at a 2020+ 2 seater RZR XP1000 premium, Wolverine RMax, Teryx KRX 1000 (base, trail, or special edition), Maverick Sport XMR, Commander XMR, and a Talon X, which would you get and why? Also, If you have any of these what is your favorite and least favorite things about them?
I'm looking at getting a SXS this year, and want some input on this vs that, and to hear the personal experiences of anyone that has or had one of the above models. I normally take my Ford Ranger out trail riding every other month or so but I recently bought property with some friends and we're going to be going out more like every 3-4 weeks at least now. So I'm thinking a SXS will be smarter to use than beating on my daily that often lol. I've had several ATV's over 14 years but never had a SXS. I've been out of the powersports scene for about 6 years now so I'm trying to play catchup on all the new models. I worked for BRP for a few years, I'm pretty familiar with their products but left a few months before the Maverick Sport was released, so I haven't had any hands on experience with the final product or the updated Commander.
I live in Florida, slower trails with lots of trees, sugar sand, and mud/water. I don't need an X3 or RZR pro type power/suspension but I do like the bucket seats and seating position of a pure sport SXS. Defenders are too upright and the seat/pedal position doesn't let me stretch my legs out on 6+ hour rides. I'm not planning on going crazy with mods outside of a hard roof, snorkel(s), extra lights, tires and a fairly basic speaker bar or pods. Snorkel(s) and a roof are my "must have" before I take it out, snorkels for insurance where we ride and roof because I'm a redhead. The other things can come later down the road.
I haven't stopped by any dealers yet but I'll be going to check each model out over the next couple months.
So far the big things that stand out to me on paper for each is:
RZR XP1000-honestly nothing jumps out on this besides it's the lightest weight, but only by 30 lbs
RMax-aesthetically I like it, video reviews are pretty positive. But compared to the others it seems expensive for what you get
KRX-significantly more suspension travel than any of the others and the biggest fuel tank. The trail and special editions seem like a good value for the extras they have. Also the most expensive model on my list
Maverick Sport XMR-besides a roof it comes out of the box with everything I really want, and it has the most ground clearance (tied with the Commander XMR). Tied with the Commander XMR for the best "bang for your buck" imo
Commander XMR-I really like the bedside storage, dump bed, and higher mounted winch. Plus what I said for the Maverick
Talon X-cheapest MSRP, comes standard with a roof, and it has a physical transmission so it should be more reliable than a belt long term and hopefully cheaper to snorkel. BUT it does have the worst ground clearance (eventual tires and possibly a small lift can remedy this) and the smallest gas tank (in my experience Honda ATV's were more fuel efficient than everything else I owned so the smaller tank size may not matter)
Polaris Ranger side by side can am On Ebay
My Massimo 500 will not start. I’ve checked all the obvious things. It turns over just fine. fuel, spark, fuse box are all good. I can’t figure it out. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
1 1/2 years ago I was riding along in my 2018 Coleman 550 Outfitter when the CVT belt broken. Just prior to that I was having some shifting issues that I now understand can be part of the clutch. Finally a few months ago I sent it in to a shop who put in a new belt as well as a new wet clutch (drum, one way bearing, etc and an oil change) He fired it up and it turned on fine, sounded fine and I took it home. It was an auto shop but not a UTV specific shop. So get it home and after a half hour or so it started making some noises with my 10 year old driving it around. I get home and he said theres noises again and I played around a bit. Within a short bit of trying to drive it around I started having noises that I now understand was my One Way Bearing being destroyed. Aka metal noises from the bearing falling apart. Of course, after the cost of $800 to take it to a shop plus $200 in gas, trailer rental etc to take it in and back (it was a friends shop that was a bit of ad istance) I was quite ticked and pushed the UTV back into my garage and left it for a while. Then this past weekend i watched a bunch of Youtube videos along with a mechanic friend to pull things apart. We found the spindle was loose, opened it up further and found the one way bearing fell apart in my hand and the little bearings were already worn, no longer round and this was from less than a hour of use. THerefore leading me to believe it had very quick failure after the new wet clutch was put in. We looked things to look for damage further. Nothing really scratched/grooves etc so I ordered a new OEM bearing and we put it in, sealed it back up, followed the specs of everything and was 110% sure we put the One Way Bearing in correctly. We rode it around for a hour, sounded fine. Next day used it, sounded fine for a half hour. Third day I turned it on and let it idle a little bit and found that I was hearing metal scraping again like I did right after getting my utv back from the shop. Therefore I am 99% certain the One Way Bearing is about to break again (already breaking) Its a brand new OEM belt. Nothing looks off on the spindle. I do not know for sure if the shop touched the inner race for which, in my understanding, the One Way Bearing spins. I know I may be sounding ignorant here. I am not a mechanic by any means but I have learned a bit with the recent Youtube videos and attempted repairs. Whatever that "ufo" looking object is, we replaced the bearings (those black things that spin) I replaced the whole "Ufo" lol... as the original had some wear/tear that prevented it from spinning perfect. Nothing currently
visibly looks off... and the issue is mostly when the machine is more in an idle. It was at an idle when the One Way Bearing sorta went kaput the last time. THe noises is at an idle... but if I can get it drive, its fine. It also affects the ability to shift the gears.
I know I will have to replace the One Way Bearing again... I just dont know what might cause the issue that is destroying the bearinga nd so quickly. Again, this all started when the belt snapped when I was going about 15 mph down a road on a warm day. It has higher miles. The wet clutch was in bad shape and its replaced. The paperwork says "wet clutch assembly kit") Is there something that the belt can do to cause damage that might not be as visible but would directly create an issue that lets the bearing get ate right up?? Help me! I hate this machine and I really want it to run well ... so I can sell it and find something else haha..
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