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post #1 of 31 Unread May 9th, 2019, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey folks, I'm looking for a little insight from the collective mind for a project I'm working on!

What types of things do you wish you knew when you first bought your machine? What would have helped you along the way to make you a more confident and capable owner, saved you embarrassment that one time, or kept you from hurting yourself, etc.?

For example, did you ever trailer your rzr improperly and almost lose it on the highway?

Forget to secure your loading ramps and have them slide out?

Get stuck on the side of the trail for hours waiting for help, only to find out it was a basic fix?

Did you end up being "that guy" with no tools to fix your machine?

Did you snap a steel winch cable and almost kill your passenger?

Forget your spare belt at home and snap one on the trail?

Did you waste a bunch of money on a useless upgrade?

Ask a silly question on the forums without using the search function?

Get a ticket for riding without a helmet in a new area?

Spend the night in the bush because you got turned around on the trail and didn't have GPS only to find out you were 5 min from the trailhead?

Etc, etc...

Share your stories and insights, or knowledge that you have now that could have saved you some heartache and headache back when you were first starting out!

Thanks in advance for your input!


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...and a never ending wish list!
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post #2 of 31 Unread May 9th, 2019, 10:15 AM
 
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Re: What do you wish you knew when you first bought your machine?

Most all of what you have listed and....

Don't go riding in the woods without a good hand saw minimum

Don't forget your snow shovel and recovery kit on a snow ride

Don't go on a high altitude ride without a warm coat ...even if its summer time and 80 deg when you leave at lower altitude ..

Don,t forget your GPS especially on night rides!!

Don't buy a new XPT and think you can clutch it well with large tires without doing Gears in the tranny ...money you shouldn't have to spend to make it work like earlier models did

Don't expect the stock suspension to work worth a shit

And never Piss into the wind!!
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Never drink downstream from the herd!!!!!!!

Oh, wait!!! I already knew that!!!LOL
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post #4 of 31 Unread May 10th, 2019, 07:21 AM
 
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Re: What do you wish you knew when you first bought your machine?

Put your money into stocks instead of buying the UTV. One you lose your shorts and the other you can buy more shorts.

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Re: What do you wish you knew when you first bought your machine?

You'll wish you knew it wasn't what you really wanted, (you thought it was when you bought it) so you start throwing Money at it to make it what you want & it doesn't seem to stop taking your Money
OK, maybe it's not that bad. They are a lot of Fun!

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Re: What do you wish you knew when you first bought your machine?

This is a funny thread. " control the addiction "........?????
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Re: What do you wish you knew when you first bought your machine?

I wish I knew how terrible low gear is for crawling and how shitty the stock springs are.
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Suspension, suspension, suspension.
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Re: What do you wish you knew when you first bought your machine?

Don't let your kid do donuts in your new machine. Good way to lay it on it's side.

Don't think that staying stock is going to happen.

Friends you didn't think you had will all of a sudden want to go out riding with you.

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I wish I would have known that Honda was coming out with the Talon.
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I wish I would of known how much money I was going to spend on accessories.
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Re: What do you wish you knew when you first bought your machine?

I wish I would've waited for a turbo. One season later I had to have one and paid for it...

Joined in May 2013 --- Purchased XP1000 in January of 2015. Now what?!
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Re: What do you wish you knew when you first bought your machine?

Don't forget you engaged the aftermarket parking brake.

Went riding in January. Parking lot at the trail head was a sheet of ice. When done riding for the day my van was stuck from ice melt. Used the RZR to transfer sand from the trail to put under the tires of the van. Engaged parking brake while getting sand. Jumped back in the rzr and hit the throttle forgetting brake was engaged. Glazed the belt.
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Hey "klad01" If you had a newer 1000 instead of a 2011 800 trail you might not have the urge for a Talon :-) ............... Just saying
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What types of things do you wish you knew when you first bought your machine? What would have helped you along the way to make you a more confident and capable owner, saved you embarrassment that one time, or kept you from hurting yourself, etc.?


That the stupid thing can catch on fire.

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