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PostSubject: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 6th 2013, 9:56 pm

Ok I sold my Rhino several years ago.  It was OK but only had 1500 miles after 3 years and I replaced the axles during that time. I consider the Rhino only OK on overall reliability since axles should last longer.  I also had a 2010 Can-am Outlander Max Ltd and sold it since it had reliability issues my 2006 Can-am did not have.  The atv had air suspension, front control arm, and electrical problems.  Not acceptable.  I switched to a Honda Rincon and have loved it putting 3000 miles on it in the last 22 months.

Anyway -- here's the question:  What should I buy if I want a reliable fun SxS? I'm thinking Arctic Cat Wildcat or Teryx4.  Several years ago I would steer people away from Kawasaki but I could see the Teryx 4 being fun.  Kawaski has also added a lot of neat features and I am seeing many of them in WV/  Both the Arctic Cat and Teryx 4 are about the same size.  Any thoughts?  I really wish I could like the Honda Pioneer.  I really love the thought of riding and not repairing often but not sure who offers that now.

I know this post will give many opinions.  I was thinking Rzr S but have been steered away from it by several owners.  I am amazed at how rare I find a Rzr with high miles -- makes me wonder why...
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 6th 2013, 10:42 pm

Hey Randy, it was nice seeing ya the other day! Seems we are always seeing each other at an eatin place!

I have had 2 weekend trips on my T4 and like it, it's not a RZR S as far as the fun factor. But I wanted more seats and the T4 was in the price range I liked and really didnt want another Polaris. I gotta get the handling to my liking on it but it goes pretty good. I heard the upper front a-arm bushings wear out around 1500 miles and that's about it. We should see!

Let me know if you want to come over and check it out or meet up with me up in WV, we have a trip planned end of month and another one in Nov. Just let me know.
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 6th 2013, 11:28 pm

I might take you up on that Steve.  I do see some uses for having a 4 seater.  The downside is I don't want it to be boring the other 80% of the time I don't need 4 seats.  It still needs to be Colorado capable.  Whatever I buy will go to Colorado before long.  I'm really impressed that a Teryx 4 will fit in a longbed pickup bed.  That seems crazy...
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 12:55 am

The Teryx 4 is well built and I had a deal on a red LE and was going to buy one but Performance East made me a deal on the Wildcat I could not pass up.I drove a T4 and from owning two RZR's and putting about 13k miles on them I just like the feeling of sitting down in a machine instead of sitting up high and I really bought the Wildcat for the suspension for a plush ride as much as I ride and now my wife is able to go since my boys are grown and don't need her to run them here and there etc.I thought I would be riding the T4 to much by myself especially in the colder months my wife would not go and I know my boys are to big to be ridden around they would rather have their own machine and I didn't think that many people would come with me to ride in the back.I can't wait to see the 50" Wildcat coming out I may would switch to one of those.If you drive a Wildcat and a T4 you won't be happy with the ride of a T4 I'm guessing they are of course two completely different kind of machine which you already know.
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 5:19 am

I forgot about the 50" Wildcat.  Arctic Cat says they will ship it in their fiscal 1st 4th quarter of 2014.  That sounded like a long way away until I just looked it up and see their fiscal 4th quarter of 14 begins in April 2014.  That means April or so for shipments.  Not too far away...

I'm still kinda up in the air on what to get.  There are great deals now on lots of stuff..
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 7:26 am

I have 2011 xp 900 with 4726 good machine and I brought a 2013.5 wildcat limted memorial day weekend got 1400 miles on it both good machines wildcat has the best ride
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 8:11 am

4700 miles on an XP.  What have you had to replace?
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 8:16 am

i got 1000 miles on my t4 and i love it my boy and daughter go with me so i need more than to seats 
i bought mine in may i got 27.5 pitbulls on it and they are heavy tires , and i checked my bushing and they are still in great shape i love my machine and would say its a very dependable one
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 8:24 am

I would go look at both and buy the one that u like. Those machines are different machines. I would think t4 would be a good set up. Plus their prices are really good.

Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 10:12 am

only a rhino can take what i dish out...lol...thats the fact jack!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 10:15 am

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only a rhino can take what i dish out...lol...thats the fact jack!!!
ROFL LMAO 
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 10:49 am

let me borrow the mav for 1 ride..i wont ride it any harder than i do the rhino and lets see if it makes it
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 10:56 am

WV Hot Rod Rhino I don't think your rhino counts.  What is stock?  The plastics maybe??    


My Rhino was decent but did take some maintenance.  In Hindsight the 4 seat conversion was a bad idea since the axles could not really take the extra couple hundred lbs (it was empty most of time).
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 10:59 am

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let me borrow the mav for 1 ride..i wont ride it any harder than i do the rhino and lets see if it makes it
deal....after u ride my can am u will be changing to HotRod Maverick.  LMAO IJS
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 11:06 am

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WV Hot Rod Rhino I don't think your rhino counts.  What is stock?  The plastics maybe??    


My Rhino was decent but did take some maintenance.  In Hindsight the 4 seat conversion was a bad idea since the axles could not really take the extra couple hundred lbs (it was empty most of time).
stock axles with 10,500 miles except 1...all my rhino is stock except motor and shocks cause they wore out...original a arm bushings with 10000 miles and NO wear...so where are you gonna find better...i bought the sport and it will outlast any bike...so it does count:yahoo:
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 11:08 am

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Randy R wrote:
WV Hot Rod Rhino I don't think your rhino counts.  What is stock?  The plastics maybe??    


My Rhino was decent but did take some maintenance.  In Hindsight the 4 seat conversion was a bad idea since the axles could not really take the extra couple hundred lbs (it was empty most of time).
stock axles with 10,500 miles except 1...all my rhino is stock except motor and shocks cause they wore out...original a arm bushings with 10000 miles and NO wear...so where are you gonna find better...i bought the sport and it will outlast any bike...so it does count:yahoo:
BULL        I know better. Come on Johnboy....keep fessing up.     Theres more altered. Im not saying Yamaha isnt built the best. Im sure it is. I do fully protest the mod list though. lol!


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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 11:08 am

rear diff NEVER been rebuilt..front just got done at 9000...yall can say all you want the rhino is the best!!!...yall wouldnt want me ridn yalls like i do mine...
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 11:09 am

yep tbone im lying..thats what i do
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 11:09 am

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yep tbone im lying..thats what i do
The frame James. The frame.
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 11:11 am

remember the Organ????
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 11:15 am

i did that just cause i had it apart and they are rock stoppers cause the floor got busted...did that at 8000 miles...but yall wouldnt know anything about that many miles ..
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 11:18 am

did you have a 660 or 700..cause the 700 is alot different and you cant compare a 06 to 13....apples and oranges..
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 11:22 am

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i did that just cause i had it apart and they are rock stoppers cause the floor got busted...did that at 8000 miles...but yall wouldnt know anything about that many miles ..
Im gettin there. I agree completely. Yamaha builds the best one. Just wish they would put one of them motorcycle 4 cylinder motors in some sort of new sport side by side.

Thats why in this thread I say go with the Teryx 4. Kawasaki im sure builds a better machine than a arctic cat if your looking for longevity out of the two.
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 11:55 am

Cat is best ride and I ride quite a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 12:05 pm

I had a 660.  It did fine but was not exceptional.  The 700 I'm sure is alot better.

To be honest I have no idea what I want.  The Teryx4 is a sweet deal new.  I had an Arctic Cat 650 H1 ATV years ago and it was a good slow ATV.  I do like the thought of a smooth ride. 

I said 2 years ago I'd only buy Honda, Toyota , or Kubota.  I changed my stuff at home and now have motorcycles, atv, vehicles, and a tractor I rarely work on.  I just hate the thought of changing that situation.  Hmm --  a Honda Pioneer with Bighorns -- how bad of a turd could it be??   lol
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 12:13 pm

Just in general conversation, one day, the local dealer ranked these manufacturers from most-to-least reliable.

1. Yamaha
2. Kawasaki
3. Arctic Cat
4. Polaris

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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 12:35 pm

I GOT 4300 MILES ON MY T4 NO MAJOR PROBLEMS LOVE IT. I GO WHERE ANYBODY ELSE GOES WITH NO PROBLEMS. I DON'T BABY IT EITHER SOME SAY I'M A LITTLE ROUGH ON IT. IF YA DON'T LIKE THE 4 SEATS BUY THE NEW 2 SEATER  IT'S GOT A THREE YEAR WARRANTY, DOORS, THE NEW CLUTCH SYSTEM AND SAME FRAME AND EVERTHING THE T4 HAS EVEN THE 800 MOTOR BUT YA CAN'T BEAT THAT WARRANTY.
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 12:42 pm

i think all the newer ones are getting better but they are not as tuff as the 700 rhino..they ride better than stock 700s but mine has elkas its closer to the new bike ride..they all have faults..pick what fits you best...i like to ride as fast as can in the rough cause thats where i get the biggest thrill and the rhino fits me best
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 12:45 pm

Jesse on rocksandruts forum is selling his rzr to buy the new T2. He cited all the things you just mentioned as reasons to buy it.
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PostSubject: Re: Question to all the WVSxSRiders that ride alot (over 1000 miles a year)   October 7th 2013, 1:10 pm

Randy, I've got 1000 on my XP.  No issues, but I'm knocking on wood.  Ride is great and handling is awesome!
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