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Old 07-26-2009, 09:43 PM
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Lil Rotax UTV history.......

This was taken from another thread. My quote at the bottom. Warlock, Max Powers, or Jay are welcome to straighten out the story.........

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sorry this is off topic..hey mr off road is that pic of a rhino
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Nah... its a wannabe that was at the Arizona Sand Show
You know whats funny? That there UTV is BAD ASS! That right there is the reason any of us are putting 800cc Rotax engines into Rhinos! Jay at Desert Dog took a Outlander quad, and stretched it into a four seat UTV pictured here. You're looking at a widened and legnthened Can Am Oitlander 800 built into a UTV. As story has it, Jay took this "UTV" top Glamis and took it up the steep side of Oldsmobile with four adults in it. Apparently, Warlock saw this and approached Jay at the hill and asked him if it could be done to a Rhino or Prowler. He took that idea and ran with it, and because of this vehicle we now have 50+ Rotax powered UTV's running around in this country.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:46 PM
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:13 PM
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Ive known Jay since I was a kid going to ATV specialist where he worked. its been over 25+ years now. I met up with him in Glamis T-day 06 and he had that 4 seater with the Rotax in it that the guys in his shop built, once I saw it run in that big heavy chasis I was sold... I was frustrated with how slow and underpowered the prowler was and the old lady gave the green light for the swap after a couple of big bowl side hill slides. on her down hill side of course.
That 4 seater was the first utv to have the 800 Rotax. Ugly ass thing but it hauls ass even with 4 adults in it..
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:22 PM
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Ive known Jay since I was a kid going to ATV specialist where he worked. its been over 25+ years now. I met up with him in Glamis T-day 06 and he had that 4 seater with the Rotax in it that the guys in his shop built, once I saw it run in that big heavy chasis I was sold... I was frustrated with how slow and underpowered the prowler was and the old lady gave the green light for the swap after a couple of big bowl side hill slides. on her down hill side of course.
That 4 seater was the first utv to have the 800 Rotax. Ugly ass thing but it hauls ass even with 4 adults in it..
Thanks for clearing that up. The way I understood it was that you just approached him without knowing the story behind it. Still way cool!

We just got done with the mounts and through shaft on another one today.

Next week I'm wiring it, and two others. Then three more Rotax Rhinos will be up and running! I'm also testing out new 700 Rhino engine mount kit late this week! Going to be an interesting season! Is it Halloween yet?
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:36 AM
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so was he the one that i saw that ugly ass utv looking thing with a rotax for sale forever on craigslist for 25k or something like that.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:19 AM
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Great history report Brian. I have never seen that car before.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:42 AM
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No !! Desert Dog sold that along time ago.
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No !! Desert Dog sold that along time ago.
no what??? i never said it was still for sale - was it the one that was for sale forever?? ugly looking 4 seater thing???
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:51 AM
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yep found pictures- i give him credit- it was a lot of work- but very ugly


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looks like a joyner and a outlander had a baby
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:08 AM
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looks like a joyner and a outlander had a baby
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:10 AM
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It may not be aesthetically appealing, but remember it's a quad. I'd say at least 95% of the stock quad remains.
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It may not be aesthetically appealing, but remember it's a quad. I'd say at least 95% of the stock quad remains.
95%?? come on. that frame is streched- longer arms- different steering- seats-etc...
the only thing i see is the motor, and some fender peices, maybe some of the stock frame, diffs that are stock
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It may not be aesthetically appealing, but remember it's a quad. I'd say at least 95% of the stock quad remains.
95%?? come on. that frame is streched- longer arms- different steering- seats-etc...
the only thing i see is the motor, and some fender peices, maybe some of the stock frame, diffs that are stock
Re-read what I said.
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