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First off, let me say I really like the new machine. Overall, it was a huge upgrade from the 2011 800 XP. However, there are a few things that are bugging me about the unit and I'm hoping there may be some fixes:

1. The gear shifter issue (at least for me) is isolated to High gear. All the other gears work well, but I really have to force the shifter to get it into high gear. Anybody know if there are any linkage adjustments?

2. The unit bucks at slow speeds in high gear. I didn't have this with the old unit. I'm hoping this may subside as the unit breaks in. Anybody else experience this?

3. The throttle response, or lack thereof, in reverse is really bothersome. I don't know if this is supposed to be a safety feature or what, but I literally have to depress the gas pedal 1/3 of its full travel before the unit will start moving in reverse. Its also bad in High/Low, but not nearly as much (I have to press the pedal ~15% to 20% of its full travel before the unit responds). Again, anybody know if there might be a linkage adjustment somewhere that can correct this?

4. My Polaris vented hard coat poly windshield has numerous ripples/warps in it. This is not really noticeable on paved roads, but it's really distracting when on trails as the warping becomes pronounced as the ripples/warps move across your field of vision as your moving. Imagine looking in a warped mirror, same effect. Has anyone else noticed this?

I don't mean to nit pick, but I'm hoping there will be fixes for these things, other than the windshield which can't be fixed and I'm sure Polaris will not warranty it and take the position that it's "operating as designed".
 

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I have the 2017 version. My first one so I can’t compare. Yup mine shifts harder to high. What I find is pushing slow and easy into any gear works best. I have the glass windshield and it’s awesome. Bucking usually when I first put it into gear before warmup. I have had other issues like a burnt belt the first 20 miles covered by warrantee. I love that Ranger though.
 

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My only issue is the shifting between gears.
 

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First off, let me say I really like the new machine. Overall, it was a huge upgrade from the 2011 800 XP. However, there are a few things that are bugging me about the unit and I'm hoping there may be some fixes:

1. The gear shifter issue (at least for me) is isolated to High gear. All the other gears work well, but I really have to force the shifter to get it into high gear. Anybody know if there are any linkage adjustments?

2. The unit bucks at slow speeds in high gear. I didn't have this with the old unit. I'm hoping this may subside as the unit breaks in. Anybody else experience this?

3. The throttle response, or lack thereof, in reverse is really bothersome. I don't know if this is supposed to be a safety feature or what, but I literally have to depress the gas pedal 1/3 of its full travel before the unit will start moving in reverse. Its also bad in High/Low, but not nearly as much (I have to press the pedal ~15% to 20% of its full travel before the unit responds). Again, anybody know if there might be a linkage adjustment somewhere that can correct this?

4. My Polaris vented hard coat poly windshield has numerous ripples/warps in it. This is not really noticeable on paved roads, but it's really distracting when on trails as the warping becomes pronounced as the ripples/warps move across your field of vision as your moving. Imagine looking in a warped mirror, same effect. Has anyone else noticed this?

I don't mean to nit pick, but I'm hoping there will be fixes for these things, other than the windshield which can't be fixed and I'm sure Polaris will not warranty it and take the position that it's "operating as designed".
What position do you have the throttle control switch on the dash in? Should be sport, std and work. Work is very slow responding
 

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I want to say all gears. Its not 100% of the time though. Sometimes it shifts easy but other times i really have to push on the shifter to the point i can feel it flex.
 

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Ive been keeping mine in work mode since um always going slow. Dont kniw if thats right or not or it may not matter. Beats me.
 

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Ive been keeping mine in work mode since um always going slow. Dont kniw if thats right or not or it may not matter. Beats me.
Rather hard to explain, the work mode engages the clutch slower and easing on the gas makes one slip, once moving work mode is great to stop the jerkiness from your foot bouncing on throttle you may not notice you at are doing.
 

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Mechanically the machine seems to be fine my only very minor annoyance is that when you have either a yeti 30oz tumblr or large size cup you can’t put it in the dash cup holder near the gear shifter or every time you go to shift into high it hits n spills your drink.


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Shifting gears is still a pain
 

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Mechanically the machine seems to be fine my only very minor annoyance is that when you have either a yeti 30oz tumblr or large size cup you can’t put it in the dash cup holder near the gear shifter or every time you go to shift into high it hits n spills your drink.


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Lol. # firstworldproblems
 

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I've got a 2017 1000XP and have the exact same problem. I like the idea of, but am not financially interested in investing in Duraclutch at $1500. As such, I am considering some other clutch options from Dirty Dawg and RVS Performance that I am told can address this one issue - the jumpiness upon hitting the gas. I have noticed that I am using the Work mode more often, which is something I really don't want to do as a long term fix for reasons mentioned by Hunterworks.

This clutch issue along with very cheap and ineffective bottom skid plate (fixed by installing a full ULMW plate) have been the major issues for me with an otherwise solid machine.
 

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I’ve got the bucking “bumpiness” as well with my machine. I could be wrong but I seem to recall having this with with 2011 when i first obtained it, and it gradually went away as the belt wore in?

Hoping it will improve. Reverse is actually worse than forward gears. I’ve got nothing for 1/3 of the gas pedal travel in reverse and then she lurches like a bull breaking out of the gate. Almost drove it through the back of my garage while in performance mode...
 

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Just tried it all on the 18 I picked up this week.

Shifting into high doesn’t feel like I’m forcing the shifter into gear, maybe a little more effort than low. Enough to know the difference between the gears without looking.

You can feel the clutch engaging in reverse, but once over 2,000 rpm, 2 mph, it smooths right out.

The work, Std & Perf setting make a big difference in throttle sensitivity.

Alas, the middle cup holders by your shin is probably the only option for the 30oz Yetis.
 

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Taking mine to Wildcat Offroad Park this weekend so I figure I'm about to learn a lot more of the good and not so good qualities of the new machine.
 

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Are any of you getting a lot of noise from the front gearcase? I have a NS and can really hear the front gearcase when driving in 2WD it goes away when I am in 4WD.
 
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