new to can-am
>
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25

new to can-am

This is a discussion on new to can-am within the CommanderTalk.com New Member Introductions forums, part of the Member's Forums category; just bought a new 2013 commander 1000xt on saturday. this thing has tons of power. what are the best accessarys to get? full windshield or half? hard top or soft. ...


  1. #1
    Sitting Idle farmboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    iowa
    Posts
    12

    Defaultnew to can-am

    just bought a new 2013 commander 1000xt on saturday. this thing has tons of power. what are the best accessarys to get? full windshield or half? hard top or soft. don't want a face full of dirt out in the field like some gators i've been on. dealer said back window will cure that problem. any sugestions? oh and love the power steering. thanks

  2. #2
    Founding Member Odyknuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chardon area, Ohio
    Posts
    683

    Default

    Welcome aboard and Congrates on the new Toy. As far as accessarys go the skys the limit. It truly comes down to personal preference. From what you have mentioned, the Half or whole windshield holds a lot of heat in the cab. Great in the winter, sucks in the summer. Definatly a hard top as your first rollover (and you will) can attest to the advantage. BTW a set of 2" wheel spacers will greatly inprove the machines stability.
    He who wares out his Toys in the end Wins!

  3. #3
    LBR
    LBR is offline
    CommanderTalk.com Staff LBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,300

    Default

    Welcome to CT farmboy... as stated, accessories are a personal preference for each set of owners. Since you just purchased and are up in the air with questions, I will suggest to buy nothing at the moment and put some miles on it with the Mrs. and get familiar with the forums. Then start accessorising.

    sent by a twin turboed RAZR

  4. Remove Advertisements
    CommanderTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    1/2 Throttle justottie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    North Idaho
    Posts
    74

    Default

    Welcome to the forum - from one farmboy to another!
    "Happiness multiplies exponentially as distance from blacktop increases." -otto
    .

  6. #5
    1/2 Throttle CrankShaft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    B.C. Canada
    Posts
    86

    Default

    Welcome to the sitefarmboy!
    2014 Outlander Max 1000XT.... Click Here To Check It Out!


  7. #6
    Founding Member Flyingbryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    543

    Default

    I have to second the 2" spacers.

    Sounds like a roof is high on your list so if you want something that will hold up hitting trees and rollover go with a hard top. But if you want to be able to take it off quick on warm days maybe a soft top. I have found you really don't want to toe the Commander with a soft top because they seem to wear out quick doing that. If going with a hard top you can go a lot of different directions. I have a custom made aluminum top that works great. I still have a soft top too.

    Other than that just take it out and get things as you need them. Maybe a tool bag with toe strap and a few tools just incase.

    Welcome aboard
    Bryan

  8. #7
    Sitting Idle farmboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    iowa
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Thanks for the replys. i'm definatly going to get the 2in spacers as this will help the machine stradle 30 in. crop rows. i must admit i was a little disappointed this weekend. i took those silly side webbings off and to get at the bottom bolts i had to remove all the plastic covers that are held on by those push darts. what a joke. After 20 years of riding ski-doos and raving about the fit and finish of those machines, i was extremely disappointed. i managed to get them all back in but the 2 by the kick panel where u get in and out aren't holding anything. there, i got that off my chest. my words in the shop yesterday were not so eloquent! i was serious ly considering the half windshield but have been reading where the bend is right in line of view. might have to sit in one first. sorry for the rant

  9. #8
    Founding Member Flyingbryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    543

    Default

    We here you on the push clips, but after you get used to them, they grow on you. I didn't care for them at forest but I like having my plastic pry bar clip removal tool and getting the commander apart in minutes. But the design of the one clip tha always catches on the glove box and the slot to get the driver lower strap out are strange they didn't correct after seeing the problem. The same problem is still on the Maverick too.

  10. #9
    Founding Member Flyingbryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    543

    Default

    Here are the pry tools I use to get the push clips out.
    You can find them all over and in different colors. For about $7 to $10 for this set.
    I bought 5 sets and use them all the time. I keep on in the Commander glove box. The middle tool in the picture is the one I use 95% of the time.

    Here is the link if you want to order these from Harbor freight or Jeggs. Same thing but maybe different color.

    $20 from Jeggs
    JEGS Composite Non-Mar Pry Bar Set - JEGS


    $7 from Harbor Freight.
    5 Piece Auto Trim and Molding Tool Set



    Last edited by Flyingbryan; 12-17-2012 at 02:11 PM.

  11. #10
    1/2 Throttle justottie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    North Idaho
    Posts
    74

    Default

    Hey farmboy and Bryan, here's my $.02 - these pliers are pretty easy to use also.

    Push Pin Pliers

    OOPS! It appears this is already posted in another thread. Humblest apologies...
    Last edited by justottie; 12-18-2012 at 05:39 AM.
    "Happiness multiplies exponentially as distance from blacktop increases." -otto
    .

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

can am commander rear windscreen

,

can am plastic back window

,

dz sport low for can am commander

,

dz sport mode switch for commander

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.