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Offline FlyingRhino

Hi from San Diego
« on: October 04, 2015, 11:18:33 pm »
By my screen name you will see I am a Former Rhino owner. Had a Blast with it but sold it a few years back. Been on quads for awhile but I miss the steering wheel.
Ive been shopping for about 2 years and ran across the CFMotos Zforce. But steered clear of it mainly because they are not popular around here and everyone seems to be RZR Fans.
Seriously shopping now and I cant find any legitimate reason why not to buy the Zforce with EPS and save a couple grand.
My riding is mostly at Ocotillo not the Dunes and I need to stay at the 50 inch wide mark due to space in my Toyhauler.
Looking for  Pros and Cons between the ZForce 800, The RZR 900 Trail and the Wildcat Trail

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Hi from San Diego
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 01:12:46 am »
Welcome. You came to the right place. Lots of pro and con conversation here.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | Magellan TRX7 GPS| Bandit Springs

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Hi from San Diego
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 01:21:04 am »
Welcome, 50" max? They list the standard z8 at 52" wide. Maybe some of the guys will chime in on what they really measure out at. If you are cutting it close, might want to bring a tape measure into the dealer and check. Some states have a 50" wide max rule as to what trails you can ride. It might be worthwhile to check on what ones have them in place if you plan to ride out of state.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline BreathnEZr

Re: Hi from San Diego
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 03:19:26 am »
Hello! Well I'm glad to hear you are looking at CFMOTO! We have been riding Polaris ATVs a for many years. Before that, my husband had a 3-wheeler (Honda, I think).

Anyhow, almost everyone we ride with regularly has a Polaris RZR, except my mother-in-law who opted for the Can-Am. I can say the Can-Am has some nice features, but just having the engine heat pour in from between the seats is enough to make me avoid one like the plague! I rode with her on a chilly day and still got too warm. Plus she has had some major problems...just FYI.

Polaris RZR: we love them, but there are features on the CFMoto we like better:
1. Price
2. Power- wow, this baby screams!
3. All the included accessories are extras on Polaris, a lot more $ for the roof, winch, alloy wheels, etc. Just compare the prices by building a similarly equiped Polaris. Ouch!
4. Comfort- I strongly prefer the passenger bar on the Moto over the Polaris. Plus the Polaris bar rattles over time. My husband's uncle & a friend both had to bolt theirs somehow. Seats are great.
5. Larger under "hood" storage. MUCH bigger than Polaris.
6. Built-in side rail grab bars
7. Dual side mirrors
8. Awesome shocks
9. 5 year warranty....YES FIVE
YEARS!
10. LOOKs: it looks amazing, and people stop and tell you that it does! Most people ask what kind of RZR it is. They are surprised to learn that it's not. Most are intrigued and we try to turn them on to the brand. Its a a truly great product and the price is unbeatable. I want to see more Moto's on the trail. They are great. Try one and I bet you will be sold!

There are a couple of cons, but not many:
1. A little less leg room (according to a RZR owner) in the passenger seat
2. Not as many accessories on the market
3. Lesser known name ..."made in China". Then again aren't many of the Polaris parts? Some people will argue with you that Polaris is all made in the U.S.. I don't believe so, but I don't really know 100%
4. Not a lot of dealerships, but they are getting a few more every year. We have a couple within a reasonable distance.

All in all, we LOVE our Moto! My husband made a 2 in. lift kit for ours. Not because the clearance is less than Polaris, (I think stock it's the same or a smidge better than Polaris), but because we rock crawl and need the extra clearance. With the extra 2", we have the best clearance in the bunch we ride with.
We have found that accesories for Rhino and such often fit the Moto. The roll cage is not the same size as Polaris, so you just have to size things up and search. We found great bags on eBay that we made for Polaris but fit perfectly. We wanted a rearview mirror- found one for $40 on eBay. Lots more available.
This machine goes everywhere the RZR goes, no problem! Best thing is you have more $ in your pocket to fund your outings.

My husband could give you better specs and comparrisons than me. I will say the Z6 600 is not match to the 800, but I guess that should be obvious. The Z6 is a great machine, but very underpowered compared to the 800. We own both and want to sell the z6 we live at high altitude and the 600 just isn't enough. Plus, we can't haul 2 side x sides.
I could go on and on, because I really do love this machine. I suggest Google search for reviews. There is a  review showing the Moto blow away the RZR in a side by side race....over and over, switching drivers and everything. Awesome stuff.
Here is a great start from a good source. One note, our 2014 800 did not come with the pictured windshield. Our 2012 came with a full windshield. We hate the windshield...we found it causes more dust to enter the vehicles, so most of our group has done away with them.

http://www.atvmag.com/mobile_v2/article.asp?id=3055

I hope this helps.


Best wishes!

BreathnEZr

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By my screen name you will see I am a Former Rhino owner. Had a Blast with it but sold it a few years back. Been on quads for awhile but I miss the steering wheel.
Ive been shopping for about 2 years and ran across the CFMotos Zforce. But steered clear of it mainly because they are not popular around here and everyone seems to be RZR Fans.
Seriously shopping now and I cant find any legitimate reason why not to buy the Zforce with EPS and save a couple grand.
My riding is mostly at Ocotillo not the Dunes and I need to stay at the 50 inch wide mark due to space in my Toyhauler.
Looking for  Pros and Cons between the ZForce 800, The RZR 900 Trail and the Wildcat Trail
« Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 02:18:38 pm by BreathnEZr »

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Offline BreathnEZr

Re: Hi from San Diego
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 03:26:16 am »
My husband is asleep, but he would know for sure how wide ours is. We have the 800 with power steering and I wanna say it's 53"? I think he said it's the same as the RZR. Gee, wish I paid better attention to those details.
I will post a definite when I get it.


Welcome, 50" max? They list the standard z8 at 52" wide. Maybe some of the guys will chime in on what they really measure out at. If you are cutting it close, might want to bring a tape measure into the dealer and check. Some states have a 50" wide max rule as to what trails you can ride. It might be worthwhile to check on what ones have them in place if you plan to ride out of state.

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Offline mayor hal

Re: Hi from San Diego
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 05:34:19 am »
Welcome aboard and more the merrier.
2015 CF Moto 800 ZForce 53"
UNI Air Filter

Gone but not forgotten!

2012 Can Am 650 Max XT
2007 Can Am 500 Max XT

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Offline FlyingRhino

Re: Hi from San Diego
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2015, 09:12:04 am »
Thanks all for the Welcome. I will carry my questions over to the correct sub forum. But to answer 1 question. If they are 53 inches I am fine. I am limited to 96 inches width of floor space in my ToyHauler and I have to divide that up between my quad and side by side. Since I rolled our Rhino once the wife says she wants her quad

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Offline BreathnEZr

Re: Hi from San Diego
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2015, 01:41:24 pm »
My husband just said the 2015 CFMoto 800 EX EPS that we own is 60". Additionally, the Polaris RZR S is also 60". We are measuring the TOTAL actual width of the whole bike. The website states the EX is 59" and the non-EX is 51.5".   

You can check out Polaris.com for their specs.

My husband thinks they might still make a 50" Polaris RZR. You might have to look.


By my screen name you will see I am a Former Rhino owner. Had a Blast with it but sold it a few years back. Been on quads for awhile but I miss the steering wheel.
Ive been shopping for about 2 years and ran across the CFMotos Zforce. But steered clear of it mainly because they are not popular around here and everyone seems to be RZR Fans.
Seriously shopping now and I cant find any legitimate reason why not to buy the Zforce with EPS and save a couple grand.
My riding is mostly at Ocotillo not the Dunes and I need to stay at the 50 inch wide mark due to space in my Toyhauler.
Looking for  Pros and Cons between the ZForce 800, The RZR 900 Trail and the Wildcat Trail

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Offline BreathnEZr

Re: Hi from San Diego
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 03:02:16 pm »
If your in the market for a "like new", under 900 miles 2012 CFMoto Z6 ZForce 600 EX with all the original accessories, we have one for sale. And she is a beauty. We are asking $6700. I can send lots of pics if interested. The nets (cargo & door) are still brand new, never used. We took the windshield off after just a couple of rides. She is beautiful, and we are looking $$ by selling it.

By my screen name you will see I am a Former Rhino owner. Had a Blast with it but sold it a few years back. Been on quads for awhile but I miss the steering wheel.
Ive been shopping for about 2 years and ran across the CFMotos Zforce. But steered clear of it mainly because they are not popular around here and everyone seems to be RZR Fans.
Seriously shopping now and I cant find any legitimate reason why not to buy the Zforce with EPS and save a couple grand.
My riding is mostly at Ocotillo not the Dunes and I need to stay at the 50 inch wide mark due to space in my Toyhauler.
Looking for  Pros and Cons between the ZForce 800, The RZR 900 Trail and the Wildcat Trail