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Old 12-29-2018, 12:14 PM
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So - I bought the 2017 Outlander max 1000R. With 300 miles - I got it for $9500.

I thought this was a hell of a deal - considering it still has 6 months of factory warranty left (and I can buy up to 18 months of BEST).

Looking forward to hitting the trails!
 
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Old 12-29-2018, 03:27 PM
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Congratulations! Take your time getting used to it. It's one of the most powerful quads out there. Don't stab that throttle too hard going into corners until you have your weight shifted forward and to the side you're steering into. Then hit it. Powerslides are easy with the 1000.
 
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Old 12-29-2018, 06:37 PM
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Congrats. I agree with Moose you should take your time getting used to it. It has a lot of power.
 
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:32 PM
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I am going to try and ease in as smoothly as I can... I have literally rode an ATV once before... However, I have been an avid watercraft rider for 15+ years, and have a 300HP sea doo - so I am hoping that some of that skill/fear can help me ease into this as well.. but totally different beasts... and ground HURTS....
 
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:54 PM
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I only rode an ATV once before I bought my first one too, but I went from a snowmobile to an ATV. The good thing was that the ATV I bought had the thumb throttle and single brake lever in the same places my snowmobile did. I had go and stop mastered in no time. It was everything in between I had to figure out. Some things about riding them were similar, like leaning into a turn for example. I don't know how well going from water to land will translate. My ribs agree with you -- the ground is hard and it hurts, but my ribs only hurt when I breathed. All I had to do was stop breathing.
 
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:02 AM
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you can always use the other key that limits throttle until you get comfortable with the machine
 
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Old 12-30-2018, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Zrock View Post
you can always use the other key that limits throttle until you get comfortable with the machine
But where's the fun in that? Never been on a 1000 cc anything, yet. I did ride a friend's Renegade 800 once and that seemed like more power than most would ever need. Those Can-Am rotax v-twins are great engines.
 
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:26 AM
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i hear ya... A buddy let me jump on his 1000 for a rip one day... I took it back to him and told him not to do that again. I was so used to my machine that i pinned the throttle by the time i looked at the speedo i just about **** myself i was going so fast.
 
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:35 PM
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That's what I call not just fast, but stupid fast. It would shorten my lifespan to own a 1000 anything.
 
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:52 AM
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The 1000 IS stupid fast whether you're talking about the Polaris or the Can-Am. On a flat stretch where I could see for a couple miles and no one on the dirt road, I got up to 78 mph before I let off. It still had more top end to go too. My son got his Scrambler up to 87!!! He said it felt like it had a little more left too.
 

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