I agree, Polaris has its problems, still does in fact. My Scrambler 500 has never had the engine opened up. She is 14 years old. A compression test will quickly tell you its time for a rebuild. Way past time. It's a feat to get it running and warmed up. But once she is, watch out! I blew the front U-Joint and hub completely apart awhile stuck in a mud hole just holding it wide open.
It's also only had 1 replacement belt in its life time. Probably has needed a new one for awhile.
It would cost more money to rebuild it and fix all the broken stuff than its worth. I do have a used hub and axle for it, just have no time to finish it. My Dad usually rides it around when its running.
We currently have Hondas as our cruise the back roads and trails rigs. 2013 Rancher 420ES 4x4 and a 2012 Recon ES. Next Spring there will be either a new RZR 800S or a Artic Cat Wildcat Trail side by side in the garage. Side by Sides are so much better.
Edited by toomanytoys84, April 05, 2014 - 09:59 AM.