By Seth Lambert
I'm in the market for a hunting/ ice fishing utv. I've been looking at the normal group (Ranger, pioneer, defender, general, wolverine, etc.) of used units and came across a 2014 Joyner R2. It's got a full cab, heater and a winch. Supposedly no mechanical issues. They're asking $7K. I've never heard of the brand and have been doing some internet research. It sounds like the older units had issues but the newer units since 2014 are better. The utv is exactly what I'd like to have but I'm just looking for advice from folks who know more about these units. Thanks for the help.
First I’m going to start off by telling you how the problem started.
I have a XY Ground Pounder with the 1100cc Chery Engine; I sunk it in a mud hole and had water up middle ways of the muffler; about 10 seconds of being stuck and hitting the gas all of a sudden the motor started making a tapping noise that sounded like it was coming from the head (the buggy never died while I was stuck on the mud hole). I finally got pulled out and had to proceed to drive the buggy out the rest of the trail back to my truck (buggy still making the tapping sound and I lost about half of my power and had to keep the buggy going at around 4,500RPMS).
I got the buggy home and first thing I drained the oil and dropped the pan to find water, dirt and metal shaving in the oil. I proceeded to check the rod bearings and mains; they had very little play but had a lot of wear; I also took the head off and inspected everything and took the pistons out everything looked fine up top. So I ordered a new crank, main bearings, rod bearings, head gasket and bolts; after waiting for a month for the parts to come in I finally got the block and everything clean and put the new parts in and torqued to spec. I got it all put back together and new fluids, plugs and filter put back in and everything aligned and put back in time while TDC. I started the buggy and instantly it’s still doing the same thing; so I took the head off and inspected the springs and valves but everything seems to be good. I also did a compression test on each cylinder with great readings.
Has anyone ever had the same problem or know anything?
Thanks for taking your time to read.
By Joel Neubecker
I just bought a 2008 Prowler 650 H1. Rode it about 20 miles and the belt absolutely exploded! Long story short, while replacing the belt, I spread the secondary with the cover bolt and didn't take it out before I put the secondary back on. I tried to remove the bolt after I tightened the nut and it snapped off still stuck in the spreader hole. I have no idea what to do. Any help or suggestions would help greatly. Thanks.
By Alejandro Arguello
I just went once to do some mudding and loved it.
Looking around and the only utv for 4 i could find in my price range was a joyner.
None of the people that were there had joyners. And when i asked why all they could say is that bc its chinese and not good.
Well none of them have ever owned one so how could they tell its junk?
So can anyone tell me if its worth buying a joyner or save more and buy a different utv?
By Tn. Renegade Rider
Bought new in 2014 Renegade 1100. Life got in the way and only put 80 miles on it up till now. During that 5 year time the fuel would go bad and I would drain the tank and refill. Always used 100% gas [never ethanol]. It is garage kept and never spent a night outside.
Now that I have time to use it, I am having issues. It will start and run fine for about 10 minutes, and then it will start to miss and then eventually die. After letting it sit for about 30 minutes is will start back up, and start doing the same thing again.
I have put new plugs in it and have replaced the fuel filter.
Any suggestions on what this problem could be?
Thanks in advance for your help,