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    DefaultNew Can Am Owner - your experiences please

    Hey everybody - I am going to be purchasing a Can Am side by side in the next 30 days. Would sure appreciate some input from owners and hope you will share a few experiences.

    Knowing what you know today, would you buy the Can Am again?

    I will be using this primarily for extreme backcountry hunting and running around. Won't be racing or doing any of the really extreme stuff. Will the stock Can Am 1000 or 800 handle my needs for backcountry climbing and such?

    I need to try get get this thing as quiet as possible. Anyone recommend an after market muffler silencer? Would it void any warranty or affect performance?

    I've seen some posts about the clunk from the transmission when in reverse. Anything to worry about?

    Thanks and looking forward to your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHINGEY View Post
    Hey everybody - I am going to be purchasing a Can Am side by side in the next 30 days. Would sure appreciate some input from owners and hope you will share a few experiences.

    Knowing what you know today, would you buy the Can Am again?

    I will be using this primarily for extreme backcountry hunting and running around. Won't be racing or doing any of the really extreme stuff. Will the stock Can Am 1000 or 800 handle my needs for backcountry climbing and such?

    I need to try get get this thing as quiet as possible. Anyone recommend an after market muffler silencer? Would it void any warranty or affect performance?

    I've seen some posts about the clunk from the transmission when in reverse. Anything to worry about?

    Thanks and looking forward to your thoughts.
    Personally we would buy another Commander and they are well built and suited for what you are looking for IMO.

    It also was pretty quiet with the stock exaust and I doubt that any aftermart exhaust would be quieter than the factory's....probably same goes for any SxS with factory exhaust really. If you did any muffler replacement and eventually had some sort of engine failure, the warranty could be negated by your dealer ....again the same for any brand with said modifications, so beware.

    The clunk can happen whenever the tranny is shifted from neutral into forward or reverse and throttle is applied to engagement rpm. It's the helix fully engaging initially into the inner secondary sheave and, while annoying to 90% of owners, is perfectly OK...."it's a Rotax thing"....it gets less aggressive and audible as the 100s of riding hours are compiled, or one can disassemble the secondary and massage the helix with a die grinder to do the same as riding countless hours right from the get-go if you understand whats happening with the helix/inner sheave.

    The last suggestion I shouldn't mention is for what you anticipate doing with your machine and not needing the Commander extreme power and torque is to ............entertain the thought of purchasing a Rhino......( I'm gonna catch hell for saying this! ...lol)

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    As LBR said if I had to do it all over again, it would still be a commander...most of our riding is done on the dunes, but we do some trail riding, the biggest issue and it's not even that bad, normally I use low on the trails, cause most of our driving is not over 20 to 25mph..(save on the belt life) just the 1st time I went down a shale hill I didn't give it enough throttle and I started slipping the rear tires, and it was a drop off on both sides so now I look at the situation and several times I will put it in high going down some of the steep hills with Shale...just to keep from sliding the rears...

    We have over 2100 mile and 171 hrs and the only part we have had to relpace was 1 belt at 1700 miles...so all in all it has been maintenance free except for recommended maintenance..

    one of the maintenance items that gets over looked is the shock maintenance, you will remember to do it when the squeaks get annoying...lol

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    Coolhello shingey,

    [QUOTE=SHINGEY;12503]Hey everybody - I am going to be purchasing a Can Am side by side in the next 30 days. Would sure appreciate some input from owners and hope you will share a few experiences.

    Knowing what you know today, would you buy the Can Am again?

    I will be using this primarily for extreme backcountry hunting and running around. Won't be racing or doing any of the really extreme stuff. Will the stock Can Am 1000 or 800 handle my needs for backcountry climbing and such?

    I need to try get get this thing as quiet as possible. Anyone recommend an after market muffler silencer? Would it void any warranty or affect performance?

    I've seen some posts about the clunk from the transmission when in reverse. Anything to worry about?

    Thanks and looking forward to your thoughts.[
    i dig commanders we have two the x & xt, both have great features i think bead locks are a must,& fender flares if u like mud messy without em.
    the clunk in tranny, just hold the break till it engages, no big. have had no real problems except for flats so get a plug kit & pump, im getting an onboard air kit
    and dont trust the bottom tail gate lost tools twice now.
    if you buy a windsheild never touch it scratches tooooo easy havent found a good way to clean it yet.
    oh & soften up the shocks factory settings are for heavy loads.
    commanders are just bad ass machines,you will love em
    have fun & keep the rubber side down

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    Thanks very much for the input. Good stuff.

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    I would
    change the tie rods outs. I bent the stock tie rods in the first three miles and they are a non warranty item. I bent mine on a dirt road at that had just a little washboard. They cost 250 dollars from turnkey utv and are really well built. Would hate to be miles from the truck and have bent tie rods cost me a day of hunting.

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