By Doc Holland
I noticed the battery post was melted when the pug wouldn't start... With the pug off, just placing the cable back onto the battery creates tremendous Heat with in 5 seconds or so... I had just taken off all the connections and clean them with a wire brush just a few months back...Including battery cables and wires for the starter solenoid.
Could this only be a short or bad connection or is there something else?..could the cells of the battery be doing this or maybe the rectifier/regulator? The rectifier from visual inspection doesn't seem to be melted or discolored!
By RZR 800 money burn
Bought a brand new Polaris 800s in 2012 for my wife ($18500). My first service was $650 (20 hrs) my second service was $2000 and my third service was just quoted at $1100 (now has 60hrs) but my dealer said they could make it $500 and I could do the front ball joints next year.
My wife with our 5 years follow me around our lake and we take it pretty easy, i could drive my wife's Audi S5 convertible just about 95% of the trails we take.
My Suzuki Quad has cost me $200 in Maintenance in the last three years.
Dealer tells me I have a lemon and he knows guys with 3600km and spent $200 in maintenance...
Just looking at what the general consensus is out there...Maybe my dealer is a crook!
But Polaris has lost my business and I buy lots of toys.
By Ralph Brescia
Anyone who is selling a Joyner R2 Renegade ... I can be reached @ (561) 886-8518 or "[email protected]" .
Thank you ... Ralph
Engine, differentials, axles (old style that are huge!), leg room, manual, built in lug nut/parts trays in the hood, untapped potential, looks (even after 9 years!), rear selectable locker, tube chassis, steering box mounted in front for better control, trailing arm suspension, beefy front a arms which are factory reinforced, factory suspension seats, factory 5 pt harness, overkill bolt sizes, wheelbase, mine has been very reliable!
Stock shocks, gauge quality, brakes, odd sizes of insanely huge chassis bolts, fuel tank brackets, small transmission output shaft, weight, upright position of stock seats, stock air filter, quality of suspension and steering joints, stock roll cage strength.
I'd like to point out all your name brand company's have the same and sometimes even more issues and that's what keeps the hundreds of aftermarket companies in business. Wish Joyner had more aftermarket support...