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Purchased a rzr back in December after selling my Grizzly 700! Couldn't wait any longer for yamaha to come out with something like this but most likely will keep a very close eye on this unit!
 

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Welcome mrgillus.

No problem with you jumping ship. Yamaha has no one to blame but themselves.

I have never owned a Yamaha. By the time I decided to go sxs the Rhino was simply outclassed and over priced so I went with Polaris and have never had a reason to doubt my choice. But I do like what the Wolverine has to offer, so we will see how things pan out when it is out in the wild.
 

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Same here, when I wanted a utv I bought the least expensive one I could find, a rzr 570 for $8,800. That way if I didn't like riding one I wouldn't have a lot of money in it. A fella I work with had been after me to sell my Grizzly 700 for months. I told my wife I was going to put a high price on it to scare him off and danged if he didn't buy it!
 

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Thanks all! Yeh it is a sore subject to say the least but I very much want to see where Yamaha ends up with this line. I only see bigger and better things to come, just have to wait it out. Unfortunately life is too short so I'll be riding my 900S at least for a while. I'm very anxious to see what everyone is able to do to the Wolverine though and who knows, in due time I may decide to come right back over to this model. I think my biggest thing right now is I like to rock crawl. The Belt system in the Wolverine appears to be just as it was in the Grizzly and that worked fantastic and I never slipped a belt. The next big thing is larger tires. I was able to squeeze 30 x 1050 x 15 Pitbull Growlers on the RZR and those tires crawl like a caterpillar! (assuming the belt stops slipping). So, speaking of the belt, I installed a Duraclutch and now the rzr rides like an Ultramatic! So, that brings me to my last thing, axles (and quality in general). The first time I had the rzr out (without the Duraclutch) I snapped both front axles trying to get enough wheel speed to get up a ledge while trying to keep the belt from slipping. I put close to 1000 miles, which I know isn't too many, without breaking a single axle or really having a single problem in general with my Grizzly. That makes going to the breakage prone rzr a hard thing to swallow. Just have to spend more $$ to get it up to par with stock Yamaha components! :(

Well.. I started ranting so I'm out!
 

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Welcome to the forum. I've managed to dodge the rzr bullet, but not by much. Very nearly ended up with a 570 or new 900. All your problems were my concerns. I wanted bigger tires but after talking to a buddy and him suggesting to stick with the stock size due to gearing and weight I understood. If you reclutch you're just going to lose out elsewhere in the powerband. I'm planning to run the tires off this thing and replace them with growlers or rockers of the same size.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I've managed to dodge the rzr bullet, but not by much. Very nearly ended up with a 570 or new 900. All your problems were my concerns. I wanted bigger tires but after talking to a buddy and him suggesting to stick with the stock size due to gearing and weight I understood. If you reclutch you're just going to lose out elsewhere in the powerband. I'm planning to run the tires off this thing and replace them with growlers or rockers of the same size.
So far the only issue I really ran into with the larger tires was the belt slipping (and axles breaking), which were both an issue even before that in the rocks. I will say now that I installed the Duraclutch, although I have not put a ton of miles on it yet, I did have a chance to do a bit of crawling with it and can say the thing is amazing. The combination of the 30" tires (beadlocks and airdowned to 6-8psi) and that Duraclutch is amazing. It really is like a caterpillar. I definitely don't have any complaints as of yet. I may have mentioned it before but we have a big trip coming up in a couple of weeks where we will do quite a bit of rock crawling and I will definitely have more to report back then on the setup. My main interests/concerns are going to be with the drivetrain. That being said, having the duraclutch allows me to control the power so much more as I can literally crawl it and control it so I think it should go well. I did purchase a front Rhino axle for a spare though lol, which Rhino's will probably end up all being the primary's when it's all said and done. As far as the power goes, I still have plenty to go around. I honestly didn't feel like I had larger tires going from the stock to the 30's. It was really quite impressive. I ran the pi$$ out of it on a motocross track (which is what screwed up one of the first front axles) with the bigger tires on it and it jumped and powered through it great!
 
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