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About big_daddy_jp

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  • Birthday 09/14/1976

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    2018 Turbo RZR

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  1. I got up every morning and took my son, nieces, and nephew for a long ride. We camp at Ogilby so it was great for kids. We would ride from camp to the small dunes. We could spend hours riding through the small dunes! I would teach them how to get there own bikes unstuck and how to help each other. Then we started riding further from camp til they could finally make it to the canal. They loved that ride cause they could play in the water. Then they worked up to being able to ride to the hill. It was awesome watching those kids charge Test hill on bikes that would never make it up! Then around 8 years old they had big enough bikes to play in the bigger dunes. By 10 they were ripping through the big stuff on built blasters. At 12 they all ended up on 450’s and Straight killing it! They are now 17-21 years old and have been riding since they were 3-4 years old. I miss the old days. We have some new youngsters coming up in camp now so I can’t wait for this cycle to start over again!
  2. It’s a lot of hours compared to most I’ve seen. Not to mention it has 8500 miles! The ones from Arizona seem to have a lot more hours and miles since they can be street legal.
  3. You make a very good point. I’m trying to help as much as I can but I also want him to learn to live in his means. Buying what you can afford now and taking it in the shorts later is a tough lesson but we’ve all gone through it at some point in time and I believe would do him some good! Plus with all the turbo cars out there already, I don’t see the 900 dropping much more than it already will by this summer. Maybe I’m wrong but we will see.
  4. Thanks for the info TJ. Although I would love for my son to be able to get into a 1000, it’s looking like the 900 will be the way to go financially. They are a good machine and will keep up just fine on our rides these days! It should be a really good start for him. Pretty excited about the purchasing process also. Actually too excited! No matter how many times I tell myself we are waiting til offseason to save the most money, I can’t keep from searching on the daily! You know how it is, that one smoking deal may pop up and I don’t want to miss it!
  5. I run 4 6v myself. Heater runs all night with no issues. Also, trailer sits all summer without being plugged in and will fire the genny off no problem.
  6. I wanted to thank everyone for their help and possible purchases. For now, I’m gonna wait til offseason and see what pops up.
  7. Darren bought a pretty expensive one years ago. As far as I know, he hasn’t used it in forever. I can ask if he would sell it?
  8. Thanks for the input! Exactly the kind of info I need.
  9. Ok so here is what I’ve come up with so far: 2011-2012- possible motor to transmission mounting bad, transmission bearing issues, starter bolt issues, and some complain about them being dry sump. 2013-2014- some claim detuned but from what I’ve read it’s in the clutching ( a spacer ), issues from previous years repaired, no longer dry sump. Personally I like the dry sump motor so that’s not an issue with me. As for the early year issues, it seems to be hit and miss. Some have had issues and some people I’ve read had over 5k miles with zero issues. Anyone have anything else to add to help me out?
  10. My son is 17. He has a girlfriend so the RS1 is out. He needs two seats. His limited budget keeps him from an xp1000. Yes I could throw a few grand his way to get an xp1000 but he needs to learn to crawl before he walks! We all started off small and worked our way up. The difference is, his bikes have all been paid for by me but are 100% his. When I grew up, I rode my mom and step dads bikes. Once I got older, I had to get my own. He at least will start with money ahead.
  11. I hate watching sxs’s run the drags. Most of them like TJ said just have bolt on power. Nothing major. To me it just looks like a foot race! This coming from a SXS owner as well.
  12. Thanks for the pm’s guys. A lot of clean rides coming through.

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