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PostSubject: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:35 pm


Interesting... reminds me of the early 80's Honda Odyssey's   

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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:26 pm

Not bad.
The price looks good compared to the 4x4 ATV market.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:00 pm

that will be very popular for people who don't like riding an atv
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:52 pm


A quote from ATVmag.com

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Polaris claims the Sportsman ACE has received its highest consumer testing response out of any vehicle it's ever introduced – including the RZR. We hear so many comments about how the industry needs to offer more affordable offroad vehicles and at $7,499 US we think the Sportsman ACE could be another homerun.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:43 pm

Looks good. I want one! Something new for the aftermarket guys to play with. Can't wait to see what they come up with.

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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:14 am

I miss my rzr.  I have a request for quote into the local dealer.  I like the looks of it, and the price seems right.
edit: pulled the trigger and put down a deposit.  We'll see Smile
update 2/26/14: It's on the way. It won't be long now! So excited, just like a kid.   


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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:05 pm

cheers Cool.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:25 pm

awesome! can't wait to hear about it!
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:59 am

GeerHead wrote:
I miss my rzr.  I have a request for quote into the local dealer.  I like the looks of it, and the price seems right.
edit: pulled the trigger and put down a deposit.  We'll see Smile

Glad to see you getting back into riding.
I am wanting to se one in person.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:55 pm


Seen IT ! Got in IT ! Liked IT ! Very Roomy !

If they did their homework - should be popular.

  
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:58 pm

What? You didn't have your camera with you? You bouncer... Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:06 pm


I guess it didn't happen then...  Laughing 

No, it was lunch time so that might have thrown me off a little.  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:25 pm

wacker wrote:

it was lunch time Cool 

No further explaination required. I completely understand.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:52 pm

Ace is home.  Yeah!  It's about time.



It's dirty already.  Embarassed 
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:54 am

Nice, strange looking thing though
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:06 am

It's kind of like, a Rzr and a quad had a baby.  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:57 am

lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:01 am

Looks good! Big Horns and doors and away you go!

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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:29 pm

Looks good, when we breaking it in?
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:13 pm

GeerHead wrote:
Ace is home.  Yeah!  It's about time. 

Congratulations GH!! You're the first in the neighborhood to have one. Send us reviews daily!!
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:52 pm

Ace first ride review.
This thing is just like a mini Rzr.  The controls, switches, gauges are pretty much the same.  Seat adjustment is generous and easier to use than the Rzr.  The steering wheel adjustment doesn't go quite as high as the rzr did.  Not a problem for me but some larger persons may have to wiggle under it. The door nets are much better designed and usable than the rzr's were.  Probably end up with doors, but that's another day.
Took it up to Michaux late Friday afternoon.  Just had to ride a little before it got dark.  There's still a lot of snow up here.  There was no one in the parking lot, so I got it off the truck and got in for the first go.  Stepped on the throttle.  Well, I'll have to be honest, at first, I was unimpressed. (Don't worry, it gets better)  Now, I was trying to take it easy, break in and all.  The owners manual gives dire warnings about proper break in, although vague imo.  I drove the main trail down from Big Flat and up the other side just taking it easy and came back.  The engine seems to be high reving. When I got it above 6k rpm it had pretty good power.  I didn't want to push it first time out and it was getting dark so I put it back in the truck and put it to bed for the evening.  I'll go back out on Saturday for a more extended ride.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:54 pm

Ace Saturday ride
The sun is out, looks like it's going to be a nice day.  Loaded up the Ace after installing the EMP roof the night before.  I headed out to the opposite end of Michaux at the Pine Grove Furnace parking lot.  There was only one other vehicle there when I arrived.  I unloaded the Ace and donned my safety gear.  I headed down the winter road (that's what I call it) that connects one end to the other.  I took it easy again not wanted to push it during the first three hours (according to the manual).  There was still plenty of snow on the road with clearly defined tire ruts.  The Ace seems to like to follow these grooves religiously even if I didn't want to.  I was already bored with the wide straight road, so at the opposite end I headed east into the woods down what I knew was a tight trail.  I put the trans in low for a little rock climbing.  The Ace is nimble and its 48" width and short wheel base is welcome on this tight trail.  It seems geared lower than the Rzr and it wasn't as necessary to drop down into low as often on slower trail sections.  After a couple hours of riding, things seem to be loosening up a little, the suspension and engine seem more responsive.  I exited that section of trail and headed west and down the other side of the mountain.  It's getting warm out now and I have too many clothes on.  The snow is melting more and it's mushy and wet.  I traveled down a nice slightly steep section and was pleased with the engine braking which seems more pronounced than in the Rzr.  I wanted to test the climbing ability so I turned around and went back up the way I came.  Climbing even in the slushy snow was very good with no trouble heading back up the trail.  The engine is seemingly more responsive now, loosening up a bit.  I'm getting hungry so I head back to the parking lot for a snack.
There are a lot more vehicles in the parking lot now with people standing around.  I seem to capture the attention of a older couple on Rzr's who come over to look at the strange new beast.
After some conversation and a snack, I head back out down the trail toward the bottom.  I don't think I've been on this section of trail.  I know I never could have negotiated this tight narrow section with the Rzr-s.  I even manage to side swipe a couple of trees in the Ace giving it it's first battle scars.  I make it to the other end and decide to come back the winter road.  I realize that the hour meter now says 3.3 hours passing the critical 3hr time period noted in the manual.  Although not yet at the 25hr break in point, but having past the first critical 3hrs, I decide to give it a couple short bursts just to see where the throttle stop is.  WOOHA!.  Hey, this thing does have some get up and go.  The deal is, most of the "go" is at the last little bit of throttle position.  You need to really rev the thing to open it up.  I quickly calmed myself and dropped back into break in mode, satisfied that I wasn't going to be disappointed by a lack of power.  I realized I was getting tired and headed back to the parking lot and called it a day.   
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:07 am

 
Sure was a good day to get out and do what ever
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:51 am

Thank you very much! Sounds like things are off to a great start.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW Polaris Sportsman ACE   Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:47 am

Geerhead, were you at Michaux on Saturday? That was Midget and I parked next to you. Never did see you though. We were riding the roads on dual sports (the ones we could). Still too much snow and ice. Would have liked to see the ACE.

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