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This is pretty cool and wanted to share the video. Not sure how to describe it besides looks like a lot of fun but it does have 140hp on land and water. That could be fun!
Speed on Land is around the average of 50mph which is usually enough to have some fun on the trails Speed on Water is around 45mph which also can be fun. Fuel Capacity is 15 gallons Wheelbase: 70.5in 4 cyl Engine 4 wheel disc brakes
So many pro's to hit trails with a ATV or UTV or SxS versus your vehicle. Why? One of the biggest reasons is many people drive the vehicle they are off-roading and when that breaks you have no way home and costs start piling up. With a ATV or UTV or SxS you trailer it to your destination, beat it up and/or do whatever and even if it happens to break, you can get it back to the trailer and you still have a ride home.
I've owned many of the top brands in ATV, UTV and SxS and I have my personal favorites and my personal feelings about certain brands that I'll never purchase again.
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I have two boys that love to run there four wheelers around our 9 acres but watching them drive reckless (like they are unstoppable) made me gather some videos I wanted them to watch to bring them back to reality and show them other kids that also thought they were unstoppable until they were stopped dead in there tracks.
Girl, 12, dies after ATV crash Up North, organs donated
14-year-old boy dies in ATV crash
Police: 14-year-old boy dies in Bethlehem ATV crash
14 year old dies in ATV accident
PGPD chief: This is a tragic situation | 8-year-old boy dies after ATV accident in Temple Hills
7-year-old boy dies after ATV crash in western Kansas, highway patrol says
9-year-old girl killed in ATV crash
Waverly boy killed Sunday in Schuyler County ATV crash
12-year-old Belgrade boy dies in ATV crash near Three Forks
I have been researching Side by Sides and have some experience with owning a 2019 Can-Am 1000 Maverick Trail. We very much enjoyed our Can-Am but because of unfortunate events that happened in our life we had to part ways and need to get rid of debt as quick as possible so gave it away for way less than I put into it but it went to a good home in Montana.
So notes I would mention in regards to the Can-Am Maverick Trail 1000 DPS I would mention that the 50" wide SxS, no matter what brand, is they are very tippy, especially with one person in the vehicle. Also with the Can-Am in the summer time it gets really hot and loud which I am assuming is because of the engine. The seat sits pretty low which wasn't any issue driving but came into an issue when you wanted to plow. You can't really see the plow when sitting down. Not the best vehicle for plowing with but plenty of power to push any amount of snow. I loved the long wheelbase and it just coasted over bumps. I broke my back in the military and driving the Can-Am 1000 Maverick Trail all day it didn't bother my back at all. If I ride an ATV for an hour and my back is in a lot of pain which is the main reason I went to a SxS is for the back support and comfort.
Many ask me if I would go back to a Can-Am when I am ready financially to jump back into a Side by Side and the answer is no. Here in Michigan the amount of 50" only trails are very slim and we mainly go with groups which include mainly larger side by sides.
I like many of the Side by Sides but after researching all the forums and the utility of a side by side I am leaning on the Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Limited edition mainly because I plan on using my Side by Side as a utility vehicle around our 9 acres but want to go with the groups on trails. No other Side by Side gets the high reliability marks as Honda in general and nothing out tows a Honda. Now its not going to win any races but reliability is very important to me.
2020 Honda® Pioneer 1000-5 Limited Edition, 2020 Honda® Pioneer 1000-5 Limited Edition PIONEERING PERFORMANCE.
When it comes to side-by-sides, Honda’s Pioneers are the machines you can count on for work or play. What sets our top-of-the-line Pioneer 1000 family apart? Smart technology. Superior materials. Refined engineering. And something nobody else can match: Honda’s well-earned and world-famous reputation for reliability and overall quality.
Our 2020 Honda Pioneer 1000 lineup is a perfect example. Task or trail, these great side-by-sides get it right the first time in terms of comfort, handling, hauling, and user-friendly features. You can choose from five models this year: The Pioneer 1000 and Pioneer 1000 Deluxe let you bring two friends or coworkers along, while our trio of five-seat Pioneer 1000-5 models let you take the whole team. Everybody aboard is going to enjoy the ride.
Features may include:
I-4WD The Pioneer 1000 Limited Edition showcases our exclusive I-4WD system. Think “I” for “Intelligent,” because that’s exactly what it is. An industry-first brake-traction control system for side-by-sides, it simplifies operation, increases drivability and optimizes traction. Using proven, advanced technology from Honda’s automotive division, you get the benefits associated with a locked front differential with none of the downsides. That means it maintains front-wheel traction even if one wheel wants to spin on ice or mud or if it’s in a hole. But at the same time, you get the lighter steering, better tracking at high speeds, tighter turning radius, and reduced kickback associated with unlocked front differentials.
POWERFUL 999cc TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE When you know the power you need is always at the ready, every drive is an enjoyable experience. And that’s precisely what you get out of the class-leading 999cc liquid-cooled inline twin. Using the same Unicam® cylinder head design found in our motocross bikes, it’s more compact in size, and it still delivers the kind of horsepower and torque you’d expect from a flagship model.
2000-POUND TOWING CAPACITY Call it 2000 pounds, or call it 1 ton. Either way, the towing capacity of the Pioneer 1000 is unsurpassed by any competitor. So instead of hopping on the tractor or taking out the truck, you can stay right in your side-by-side and tackle those bigger jobs with relative ease.
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Prepare to go further than ever before. Our refined chassis enables you to tackle terrain others would shy away from, with larger tires, long-travel independent front and rear suspension and huge ground clearance. The rubber mounted engine and exhaust system insulates against excessive vibration, and on the 1000-5 model, self-leveling rear suspension compensates for changing loads
Comparing them side by side
Cleaning the air filter on your ATV is one crucial maintenance measure a rider should take. The presence and function of the air intake in a vehicle are so vital that once it gets damaged, the vehicle engine potentially becomes exposed to all manner of things.
If you don’t have enough information on how to clean an ATV air filter, below is a compiled essential tips to follow to achieve a great result with little or no cost.
Why You Need to Clean Air Filter
The air filter on your ATV carries out an essential function of preventing the accumulation of dirt. Hence, if you fail to clean the air filter, the piston could damage, and the carburetor blocks up.
Besides, failing to clean the air filter allows dirt, debris, small sticks, sand, sand, and pebbles, which the air intake prevents from gaining access to the engine, leading to engine malfunction. In the same way, the engine won’t cool, and breakdown is inevitable.
Steps To Clean ATV Air Filter
Cleaning your air filter after every ride is unnecessary. Needless to say that it’s essential you check the air filter during routine maintenance.
Besides, the hour meter is a great device to check the standard hourly intervals to clean or replace your air filter.
Alternatively, read through the owner manual to know the general and specific recommendations about your ATV air filter.
It’s essential to find out where the air filter is located around the ATV. Typically the air filter sits right under the seat. It comes in the form of a foam or paper filter. The method of cleaning the air filter depends on the type of air filter on the ATV.
Wear all safety gear, that is, the gloves when cleaning your air filter, especially the foam and HEPA types. Some of the cleaning solvents, including toxins and other carcinogens, are harmful to your skin.
Generally, there are three steps to clean an air filter. Each of these steps comes with proper care and should be taken seriously.
Step 1: Cleaning ATV Air Filter
Cleaning Paper Air Filter
If the air filter on your ATV is the paper type, you can use only a combination of water and cleaning agents to clean it. Paper filters cannot withstand the harshness of abrasive brushes or compressed air drying. They are harsh on the material of this type of filter. To prevent damage to your filter and potential harm to your ATV engine, always go for thorough air dry on a paper filter.
Cleaning ATV Air Filter
Unlike the paper air filter type, the foam filter comes with a solid material capable of resistance to hard washing. Hence, rather than the easy-way-out kind of work you’ll put in when cleaning a paper ATV, the foam type requires some more work and steps. Yet, you can wash it by hand. Don’t use any soap or detergent. Don’t scrub the material. Use a safer, compatible, and recommended solution.
Get a bucket filled with water Mix with an appropriate cleaning agent Start to hand wash. This step requires serious care and caution. This is because any hand washing can cause unseen damage. Gently wring and rub out the dirt solution from the filter. Rinse with clean water Air-dry the filter completely. Do not put the air filter under any other unnatural drying device, such as laundry dryer, hairdryer, or heat gun. This tells you that it takes some time after cleaning before you fix the air filter for use on your dirt bike. Step 2: Cleaning the Air Box
After cleaning the air filter, you’ve only completed one part of the process. The second part is to also attend to your ATV air box. The box is the part of your ATV that houses a lot of gunk, debris, sticks, and pebbles. It requires thorough cleaning so that it doesn’t return residual dirt and dust to the filter.
Just as you clean the air filter, use a solvent with water to get rid of the dirt. Although you’ll need to exert some energy because it’s sticky, that shouldn’t discourage you from carrying out a thorough cleaning on it. To prevent the airbox from taking in a lot of water, solvent, or retaining residual gunk and debris, use airbox lid when cleaning it.
Step 3: Oiling the Air Filter
The last but not the least of the three-step cleaning of your ATV air filter is to oil the filter. Failing to carry out this step is taken as not cleaning the air filter at all. So, it’s essential. Don’t forget, after cleaning and air drying the air filter, it’s now a dehydrated item and will require that you lubricate it before replacing it to the engine.
You can massage the oil around the filter, but don’t forget to put on your gloves. Alternatively, you can pour some oil into a bag while you roll the air filter inside it to cover all parts of its body. It is essential to ensure even oiling of the elements of the filter. Otherwise, it’ll affect the proper functioning of the material.
The process continues with the wringing out of excess oil that may have found its way into the air filter. Allow the filter to air dry for at least 30 minutes until it gets gluey. Apply rim grease around the filter’s rim before replacing the air filter to the ATV.
There’s an alternative way out of the air filter oiling procedure. Using a pre-oiled air filter will save you all the sometimes messy option of having to clean and oil the filter around. This means that as soon as your oil filter is blocked, you’ll need to remove and replace it immediately. Many riders prefer this type of air filter. If that suits your budget, why not go with it?
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you clean an air filter with brake cleaner? No, you can’t. I’ll say you shouldn’t. Break cleaners are too harsh and hard on the skin of ATV air filter. It’ll scratch away the excellent material that the filter is made of and wash them away. The result is that your air filter becomes useless.
Instead, use the blend of mild soap and warm water to clean your air filter. The excellent air filter cleaner is the K&N. When drying the filter after cleaning, it’s not advisable to use compressed air. This is because it’s capable of creating tiny holes into the filter through which debris and dirt can enter and cause damage.
Can you wash an air filter?
There’s no direct answer to the question. It depends on the type of air filter your dirt bike or ATV is using. If it’s a paper or disposable air filter, you can only replace it. However, permanent or foam cleaners are washable and can be cleaned. The best way to wash your permanent reusable air filter is by vacuuming. The time vacuuming can’t correctly work when your filter has accumulated so much grime or gunk.
Can I wash a HEPA filter?
Sure, you can. But don’t use water on a HEPA filter except it’s the washable type. You can rinse this type of filter using cold water. However, a permanent HEPA filter should be cleaned by using the vacuum method.
You’ll be surprised by the amount of money you’d have saved by going the DIY way of cleaning your ATV air filter. There are things you need to do and put in place as a rider. It’s not just enough to ride; you need to listen to the sound of your ATV engine.
Before and at the end of every trip, carry out a random inspection on your ATV to ensure that your air filter is in good condition. You can have as many as possible air filters in your garage. When installing the air filter, make sure you follow every detail of the procedure for doing that. Please let me say that the health of the air filter is the health of your ATV, and a sturdy ATV guarantees a fun ride.