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    Default Polaris Sportsman 550 XP or Yamaha Grizzly 550

    Found a deal on one the Polaris's.. Any problems with these? Rode a Yamaha Grizzly and the Polaris rides and handles better. Have heard good and bad about Polaris but hear some trouble with the Grizzly too. One thing for sure they all have too many electronics and are too high.
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    Default Re: Polaris Sportsman 550 XP

    The early Polaris quads had a lot of problems. Now, they are probably more in line with the Jap brands. I am not a Polaris guy by a long shot, but if it fits your needs and its a good price, go for it.

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    Default Re: Polaris Sportsman 550 XP

    we have 2 trailboss 330- 2007. love them.
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    Default Re: Polaris Sportsman 550 XP or Yamaha Grizzly 550

    I have a 2010 550XP EFI. Bought it as a leftover last year. I don't have the electronic steering option but haven't had a need for it. No problems so far but mainly only use it during hunting season. Throttle control is a little sensitive, I'd like to change mine to a twist throttle rather than the lever type. Hitch receiver is 1 1/4" I wish it was 2", then all my hitches would have fit. I had a 2004 Polaris 400 prior to this without any problems.

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    Default Re: Polaris Sportsman 550 XP

    The Honda (and other) gear drive folks will disparage the belt drive, and vice versa. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the major brands, and Polaris has there share of fans, including myself.

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    Default Re: Polaris Sportsman 550 XP

    Have they improved the engine breaking on the Polaris quads? They haven't on the Rangers.

    I have an 02 660 Grizzly that has never given me any problems. Some of the earlier Grizzs had some heat issues, but then again, so does my 2010 Ranger.

    If you ride any steep areas, I would definitely check out the EBS on whatever you go with.

    Not sure which Grizz model you are comparing, but the 700EFI with EPS sure is nice. Nice price tag too. The 4WD system on the Grizz is different from the Polaris too, if that matters to you. The Grizz hass 2WD, 4WD limited, and 4WD true, selectable.
    As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)

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    Default Re: Polaris Sportsman 550 XP

    Ende up getting a better price on the 550 Grizzly with EPS. Not quite as good as the Polaris but after riding both again and researching the Polaris more we went with Yamaha. Polaris seems to require more maintanence going by the manual.

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    Default Re: Polaris Sportsman 550 XP

    Wise choice;that 550 Grizz would be the perfect machine and probably my next one.I have a 450 Rhino,my son has a 660 Griz and I traded my 660 Griz for the Rhino.We also have a 450 Griz in the family,all have been great machines.
    I only traded mine because I needed a side/side for my business.All of our current machines are at 3,000 miles or more.

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    Default Re: Polaris Sportsman 550 XP

    Quote Originally Posted by nybirdman View Post
    Wise choice;that 550 Grizz would be the perfect machine and probably my next one.I have a 450 Rhino,my son has a 660 Griz and I traded my 660 Griz for the Rhino.We also have a 450 Griz in the family,all have been great machines.
    I only traded mine because I needed a side/side for my business.All of our current machines are at 3,000 miles or more.
    WE used a 1995 Yamaha Moto 4 up until now, hope this new ones serves us well. Wish i knew how many miles was on the 95. Saved us a ton of walking.

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