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P1000 Thinking of switching to RZR 900

Discussion in 'General Pioneer 1000 Discussion' started by rlutech, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Smitty335

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    hey now I’m really trying to keep my mouth shut and been working hard to not go trucks, religion or politics, but...
    I swear by the inline as does all heavy industry. I try to go with dependability over a grill badge and look at things as a percentage, I’ll pick the 10 bad in a 100 odds over the 10 good in a 100 anytime. I’m not a maintenance type I can’t afford the other way. 400k never apart and counting here, just broke in:)[/QUOTE]
    SUCKER!!!!! Go ahead and get into politics and religion, HA!
     
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    I'd do it

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    Don’t do it. My brother has a RZR. I really don’t like it , I have a Pioneer 500 not a 1000 but my Pioneer will go farther than his RZR. And the biggest thing my Pioneer doesn’t run on a rubber band. He has to always have a new. Rubber band in the bike if he’s going to do any long drives. He burnt a belt out just moving wood from the front of his house to the back. He said it was loaded, but. We go down the same hill and he has to keep his foot in the gas , or brake, which your not supposed to do, let the belt free wheel. My Pioneer will crawl down, first gear, no brake at all. Plus my leg falls out the place where there should be a door on the RZR. Uncomfortable ride. After driving the RZR , I love my Pioneer.
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    Can - Am has the same belt issues as Polaris. My older brother has a Can-Am 1000 special edition something, over $30,000 Canadian, so about $15,000 American, haha, and it’s just over a year old and he’s had to replace a belt already. Don’t know what he did, but that sucks. He’s wondering if he should have gone Honda. I’m sure every bike has some issues but I love my Pioneer 500. No problems yet, Knock wood. Haha.
    Good luck on your decision.
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    I really think, it takes awhile to learn what a machine won't take, like I won't be trying to back a log splitter up a 40 degree embankment any more!
     
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    Yamaha runs on what you call a rubber with virtually no issues. Thousands of miles on one belt. The best cvt out there bar none.
     
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    I used to race 2hr hair scrambles on Outlanders and renegades. They took a beating and I could race a full season on the same belt. The only problem i ever had was hitting whoops at over 30mph i twisted the drive shaft in half. Now put that same machine in a mud hole where the tires won't turn and you'll blow the belt in an instant.

    I did hear that some of the high end Mavericks were having trouble with belts. They just have more power than the belt can handle. I knew I would be towing and hauling loads. 2 things that are hard on a belt, so I went with the 6 speed Honda.

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    The wife and I conceived two boys on rubber, not very reliable!
     
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    Funny s*** right there.
     
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    Sounds like she wanted a shaft drive. Ba-dum-crash!!!
     
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    Rubber just doesn't hold up under sudden pressure! HA!
     
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    Haha, now that’s funny. Probably not at the time. The can-am does work and drive a lot nicer than the RZR. But a lot of money. It has everything but heat. Haha. I’ve done a few things that afterwards I just shake my head. Haha
     
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    Yea! In that boat also!
     
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    That's what she got! Twice!
     
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    Hi Cuoutdoors, my brothers is a Renegade 1000 special edition. Something. It’s a nice bike but it doesn’t have much ground clearance, but it DOES slow itself down going downhill with your foot off the gas. I’m still happy with my Pioneer 500. Oh, his is definitely faster, haha. And so is the RZR but I won’t give him the satisfaction. Haha. And I just kid my brothers about the rubber band thing.
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    @JTW must be in his church mode or he would be all over this! He's been acting a little weird lately, I think he's considering becoming a monk? It won't last long, they will kick him out!
     
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    I’m just getting old. Haha. Not dead yet though. Haha
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    Hi Choogsbro. I’ve never driven in a Yamaha. All I know is the RZR blew a belt hauling wood and the Renegade, god knows, he can be hard on toys. But I’ll take shaft drive any day over a belt. I don’t want to be 100 miles from nowhere stuck in deep mud worrying about my rubber band breaking because it’s hard to turn the tires. Thank god for 4000 lb Warn winch. Haha. I do know someone with a Yamaha, I will talk to him to get his reaction. And like I said just stirring the pot with the rubber band comments. Haha
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    The Yamaha uses a centrifugal clutch to maintain belt tension and some other technical mumbo jumbo which basically boils down to the clutch takes care of what would otherwise be a slipping belt.
     
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    Sweet! I like those 500's a guy let me drive one at the Honda takeover. I still love my pioneer 1000 but if I ever make it to the mountains I'm getting the 500 also so I can ride the 50" trails.

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