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Going to Polaris Sportsman 700

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Old 05-30-2003, 09:09 PM   #1
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I'm finally dumping my Grizzly and buying a Polaris Sportsman 700. After countless problems with my Grizzly like overheatin, weak axle's, and other things I'm finished. Memorial weekend I went riding with my best friend who also has a Grizzly, he dumped 2 axles, and mine overheated within an hour of riding on the second day. After my friend broke his axles and ran his rear tires off the beads I tried towing his Grizzly out but overheated every 3 minutes. My friend tried using the heat tape and other suggestions posted on this forum and it did nothing. I did no mods to my crap Grizzly and I have the same problems the same time he does. Don't think the Japs have the whole Grizz thing figured out. I used to have a Kodiak and I loved it, but the Grizz is a piece of crap. I broke an axle 2 months ago and I barely used it, thankfully I had an extended warranty. I hope everyone else has luck with there machines but mine and my friends have been a nighmare. Can't wait to take the 700 out and blow the Grizzly's out of the water. It's bear season now and I have a liscense to kill!!!
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Old 05-30-2003, 09:46 PM   #2
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Dont waste your money of a POS polaris just get a HONDA RINCON and get rid of these belt slippin loads!!!..BELTS ARE MADE ONLY FOR SNOWMOBILES!!..and they dont slip!!!...rode a polaris and NOT impressed....half to give it like 1/2 throttle just to get moving!!....BOGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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Can't say I'v ridden a 700 Polaris but I've heard they're like riden a 750 pound blob of Jello and handle like a bathtub on wheels. Good luck but don't be too dissapointed.
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Dont do it!!! Don't goto the darkside. If i had to get rid of my Grizz the only one i would consider would be the Kawie 650. Unless you demand IRS you would love the power of a Kawie. I personally have never had problems of any kind other than self inflicted problems with my grizz.
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going from your so called junky grizz to an even bigger piece of shit is not a good idea. try and go with a kawisaki 650
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i heard the Kawis are good bikes
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Old 06-01-2003, 01:16 AM   #7
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The reason why I am going to the Polaris is becuase of how it is designed. Where I go riding most people have Polaris and they love them. If Yamaha would of spent a little more time on tweaking the Grizz I would love it. The problems I have with it are just too difficult to deal with. I don't get to go riding a lot and when me and my friend actually have time our rides always get screwed by our Grizzly's. I need a machine that goes great in the mud and over the river and through the woods. (Not to Grandmas) I have a cousin that is a Polaris mechanic and he rarely sees probs with the late model 03's and no probs as of yet for the 04 600 and 700 Sportsman. Every model has a good and bad side. I hope I have luck with the Sportsman.
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Before you buy a 700 compare it to the 500 HO.
Less money.. Less trouble.
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i like kawi's to
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My friend has a Sportsman 500 HO. I dont like it. It feels like driving a tank. Get a Honda.Polaris are too heavy and big. There really slow too.
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Honda sucks
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Quote: Originally Posted by AKrider
Honda sucks
What a Usefull informative post. But, thats just your opinion...
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I ride with a guy that has the 700 Sportsman and a guy that has the 660 Grizz. They both seem to be good machines. The Sporstman has a smoother ride and a really comfy seat. For some reason, the Grizz suspension feels way too stiff. You can hardly get it to compress when you sit on the rear rack. The Sportsman by contrast sinks down a bit. the only problem the guy with the Sportsman has had is that the radiator gets plugged up when he goes through the really deep mud. I also used to ride with a guy that had the Rincon. He ended up with tranny slipping issues on steep hills, which can be very unsettling. I ride a Timberwolf 4X4 and can go almost anywhere they can but I don't do it in style. It's a dog but it's paid for. I'm considering upgrading to something with more power that has real brakes - the stuff I ride in is way too extreme for the little Timby, but I'm not sure about going with the big "tank" rigs. I'm thinking about a Wolverine or the new 350. I wonder about the power of them though - in terms of their ability to churn up the deep goo.
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IF your not afraid of an extra 15hp and less weight you might consider the kawie 700. Plus you get that sweet belt drive you've always wanted.
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How could you even think of getting a POOPlaris?? They're a tank on wheels (In a bad way) My friend has a 700, 2003 I think, and he has over $2K into it just to keep it running. Polaris is the bigges POS quad on earth. Get a Honda...everyone knows how reliable they are, they're bulletproof. Save yourself some time and money and DON'T get the POOPlaris.
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How could you even think of getting a POOPlaris?? They're a tank on wheels (In a bad way) My friend has a 700, 2003 I think, and he has over $2K into it just to keep it running. Polaris is the bigges POS quad on earth. Get a Honda...everyone knows how reliable they are, they're bulletproof. Save yourself some time and money and DON'T get the POOPlaris.
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How could you even think of getting a POOPlaris?? They're a tank on wheels (In a bad way) My friend has a 700, 2003 I think, and he has over $2K into it just to keep it running. Polaris is the bigges POS quad on earth. Get a Honda...everyone knows how reliable they are, they're bulletproof. Save yourself some time and money and DON'T get the POOPlaris.
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WOAH.... Sorry about that triple post. This comp is acting up again
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Ummm. Actually I just bought a 600 Polaris Twin, (cheaper than 700, better low end power) and the machine is awesome. Better quality all around than Yamaflaw Grizzly, and Honda's are cool but I don't like the looks of the new Rincon and thats the only model that Honda makes that I would think of. i am happy with my new purchase and happy to have gotten rid of the Grizzly. P.S. The Grizzly started overheating at the dealership where I bought my Sportsman right when I was loading my new wheeler on the trailer. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! And Chevy's rule by the way!!!
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