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Offline FlyingRhino

Newbie needing Pros and Cons
« on: October 05, 2015, 09:38:39 am »
Hi all. I did the introduction thing but Howdy again from San Diego.
I am in the Market for a New Side x Side and have been looking at the RZR 900 Trail . (Need to keep width down due to space in the Hauler)
I've see these CFMotos really like the looks, what comes in the package and the Price.
I've checked reviews and really the only thing I read bad about them is they are made in China. But really that's where most come from including parts for my Harley.
I ride at Superstition at Ocotillo desert with some small Dunes. Not a hard rider anymore just like to venture.
I am 6'0 230
I would really like to pull the trigger on the ZForce 800 EPS but need some real Pros and Cons

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emersonsc

Re: Newbie needing Pros and Cons
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 10:33:58 am »
Hi all. I did the introduction thing but Howdy again from San Diego.
I am in the Market for a New Side x Side and have been looking at the RZR 900 Trail . (Need to keep width down due to space in the Hauler)
I've see these CFMotos really like the looks, what comes in the package and the Price.
I've checked reviews and really the only thing I read bad about them is they are made in China. But really that's where most come from including parts for my Harley.
I ride at Superstition at Ocotillo desert with some small Dunes. Not a hard rider anymore just like to venture.
I am 6'0 230
I would really like to pull the trigger on the ZForce 800 EPS but need some real Pros and Cons

Built in China isnt much of a Con these days... Polaris gets a LOT of parts from them. In fact, at the beginning of this year, Polaris purchased Hammerhead Offroad in order to gain control of a Chinese manufacturing plant. This allows them to now get parts cheaper from China, as well as manufacture models in China for world wide distribution.

Pros:
Price
Not Governed (all Polaris RZRs are governed to 72)
Cheaper to maintain (parts are significantly cheaper than Polaris)
Aftermarket parts availability is gaining steam (i.e. DynoJet, EJK, SuperAtv, EBC, Dayco, Gates, KFI, ITP, just to name a few)
1yr warranty vs 6mo with Polaris

Cons:
Typical odd ball issues (all brands have them)
Air Box design isnt the greatest (see various write ups on here on fixes and replacement filters)

Re: Newbie needing Pros and Cons
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 01:46:14 am »
You get a lot for the price. Standard top, mirrors, winch, and wheels that look as good as after market wheels. Wet clutch, which means less belt burning than Polaris' dry clutch. On command 4x4 with diff lock lets you choose when you need it.

RZR 900 is faster. Probably better suspension. AWD system engages 4x4 when needed. That makes it more user friendly.
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emersonsc

Re: Newbie needing Pros and Cons
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 07:30:47 am »
You get a lot for the price. Standard top, mirrors, winch, and wheels that look as good as after market wheels. Wet clutch, which means less belt burning than Polaris' dry clutch. On command 4x4 with diff lock lets you choose when you need it.

RZR 900 is faster. Probably better suspension. AWD system engages 4x4 when needed. That makes it more user friendly.

Correction: The RZR 900 has more low end, but tops out same speed because from the factory they are governed ;-)

AWD auto engagement is nice, but id rather be in control and engage it BEFORE I get stuck.

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Offline FlyingRhino

Re: Newbie needing Pros and Cons
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 08:32:29 pm »
Thanks guys but now I've run into a new Dilemma. It seems no dealer in San Diego carries the CF Moto. South Bay Motorsports did at one time, but apparently not anymore. Meaning I would have an issue getting any Warranty or service work done. I really want to find a Dealer where I can sit and compare both units. Still looking

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Offline FlyingRhino

Re: Newbie needing Pros and Cons
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015, 11:09:09 am »
Well my Dilemma lead me to reconsidering my options. With no one within 100 miles of me dealing with the CFMOTO meaning no one to take it to for any Warranty issues. I bit the bullet and bought an RZR 900 Trail. I think the CFMoto is a better product than it is credited for but I had to consider all aspects

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Newbie needing Pros and Cons
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2015, 11:54:27 am »
Well my Dilemma lead me to reconsidering my options. With no one within 100 miles of me dealing with the CFMOTO meaning no one to take it to for any Warranty issues. I bit the bullet and bought an RZR 900 Trail. I think the CFMoto is a better product than it is credited for but I had to consider all aspects
Good luck. The 900 Trail is a very good machine. You will be happy with it overall.
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Offline Jason

Re: Newbie needing Pros and Cons
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2015, 12:51:54 pm »
Well my Dilemma lead me to reconsidering my options. With no one within 100 miles of me dealing with the CFMOTO meaning no one to take it to for any Warranty issues. I bit the bullet and bought an RZR 900 Trail. I think the CFMoto is a better product than it is credited for but I had to consider all aspects

Congrats on the purchase.  In my opinion it doesn't matter what you ride as long as you're out doing it.
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