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Reno and surrounding areas: Official spotted, BS, and meets thread

Discussion in 'South West' started by RelentlessFab, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Sep 29, 2020 at 7:42 AM
    obscurotron

    obscurotron Well-Known Member

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    Too many to list, and I've probably forgotten a bunch.
    Who here owns a SxS? (I'm expecting to see a dozen hands go up). TL;DR - want one, done lots of online research, still don't really 'get' what good brands/models there are (or what the typical weaknesses are of each brand/model). Willing to be educated on the subject, if anyone cares to help out.

    Pondering new (Polaris and Yamaha seem solid; Honda does too, but $$), willing to consider used. 2 seater would probably be best for my family and needs.
     
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  2. Sep 29, 2020 at 8:06 AM
    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab [OP] Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    Theres a ton out there, we'll need to narrow it down to a few models based on your use... So what would you be buying it for mainly? Sightseeing/leisure trail riding? Some work around your property/chores/hauling and going hunting? Just going fast and playing in the desert- lots of power and suspension? Something powerful enough to get rowdy, but still capable of going slow and bring along a bit of camping gear?
    Next- budget?
     
  3. Sep 29, 2020 at 8:37 AM
    skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    Can Am commander max here. I like it for the most part, it's kind of a mix between sport and utility. It does pretty good, the high point is definitely the seats. The seats are the most comfortable thing I've ever sat in. All day riding is not a problem. My issues with it are the cab is hot and noisy, because it's still mid engine essentially. And the rear ground clearance is terrible. Ive had a few warranty issues but Michaels took care of them. If you have any other questions or want to take it for a spin let me know.
     
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  4. Sep 29, 2020 at 9:12 AM
    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco Fuck Cancer

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    A few weeks back the gate to the boat launch at stampede and all the trails to the lake were closed because of the fires/fire danger. It was closed until at least 7/21.
     
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  5. Sep 29, 2020 at 11:53 AM
    RobP62

    RobP62 Those fuk'n squirrels!

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIC AND MANY MANY MORE! Thanks for being a great vendor on here :thumbsup:
     
  6. Sep 29, 2020 at 12:08 PM
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    Just the old Polaris ranger here... no complaints keep up on the maintenance and it will go anywhere I need...

    3971A1CF-2E14-40C5-9C35-580259B28E1E.jpg
     
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  7. Sep 29, 2020 at 12:51 PM
    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab [OP] Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    Thank you! Appreciate that!
     
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  8. Sep 29, 2020 at 1:35 PM
    RobP62

    RobP62 Those fuk'n squirrels!

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    :fistbump:
     
  9. Sep 29, 2020 at 1:38 PM
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  10. Sep 30, 2020 at 10:16 AM
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    Might be down too if we don’t go camping. Got into a gnarly bike accident so limited in activities I can do. Will be doing a lot more hot springing again now. There is one we want to return to before winter that would be nice to have someone else come with. Road was kinda sketchy last time. GF was not happy haha..
     
  11. Sep 30, 2020 at 10:17 AM
    kairo

    kairo I just like the stock

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    Which road?
     
  12. Sep 30, 2020 at 10:51 AM
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    I have been researching like crazy. My needs are reliable, trail riding, rock scrambling. Everything i have found points to the Kawasaki KRX.

    Now where to find an extra $20k.....
     
  13. Sep 30, 2020 at 11:10 AM
    CrippledHo

    CrippledHo I'm calling about your car's extended warranty

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    Don't suppose you have a couple dozen couch cushions? That's pretty pricey. One day i'll try to justify one to myself
     
  14. Sep 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    $20k is actually about average for a sXs
     
  15. Sep 30, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    3x what I paid for mine before mods
     
  16. Sep 30, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    However ... mine is no gem . Just seems to work for what I do
     
  17. Sep 30, 2020 at 12:24 PM
    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab [OP] Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    KRX definitely seems like it would fit those wants/needs.
    I really like that machine, checked one out when they came out last year. Seems like a very tough SxS, good suspension design, reliable clutch design. Only thing is I would say it's a sport machine, but not 'high performance' sport machine like some of the other Turbo SxS's. Still all the NA 1000's are decently powerful. I had a polaris RZR 1000 Rock and Trails edition a few years ago but would have picked the KRX had it been available.
    Now rocking a heavily modified Can Am X3 XRS that has proven pretty solid for us over the last year and a half. Granted now we just jumped up $10k in price and about double the HP over the 1000's. Not everyone needs that much power(and some downright shouldnt have it! lol).
     
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  18. Sep 30, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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    Too many to list, and I've probably forgotten a bunch.
    Good points, I should have said that all originally.

    I want to go on trails generally too narrow for a Tacoma, or just rockier than what I feel like pounding the Tacoma through. Not looking for high speed across the flats, basically something to get me up trail quicker than walking.

    I'd use it for daytrips at most, not camping, probably use it to get to some hunting spots, and then go on foot from there. No property chores to speak of, given where I live.

    A 2-seater would probably do. I'd take my older daughter in it to go noodle around and explore a bit, let her drive some and generally screw around and have fun. Not planning to crawl over boulders or slog through major mud bogs.

    In terms of budget - lol - whatever the wife is OK with. I think she wants to keep it under 20k, but from looking, I'm not sure that's reasonable while still getting a quality machine. I'd mostly be focused on mods for air cleaning, better tires, and maybe a winch. I don't *plan* on getting stuck, but....shit happens...to me. :)
     
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  19. Sep 30, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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    RelentlessFab [OP] Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    Sounds like something along the lines of the following, IMO:
    Polaris General 1000,
    Polaris RZR Trail S 900 or 1000, or XP1000
    Kawi KRX 1000,
    Can Am Maverick Sport DPS/ X-XC/ or X-RC
    Theres a new Yamaha Wolverine R-Max that would likely suit you well- just released, not a ton of info yet.
    A Honda Talon X may work well also

    Typically the Honda/Kawasaki/Yamaha would likely be the most reliable, followed by Can Am's and then lastly the Polaris'. I put 1500 miles on my RZR without much issue aside from killing tires, but did end up blowing the front diff on the Rubicon in it though admittedly I was getting a bit rowdy going up Old Sluice I will say, so someone driving more 'reasonable' likely would not have done the same(2 other RZR's on the same trip were fine). LOL
     
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  20. Sep 30, 2020 at 5:41 PM
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    Yeah it definitely isnt as fast as the turbo machines, but that is fine with me. :thumbsup:
     
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