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post #91 of 122 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 07:19 AM
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i look at it like this to each is own. if you want a cheaper toy to ride then buy it. i have an 04 rhino thats been great to date and love it. if i were to get something else my choice would be another rhino because i have owned one and am very comfortable with them. i dont knock anyone for what they own. i could care less, i would help you just the same as i would hope you would help me. people are people and should be judged by that, not by what they drive or choose to buy with their money.... hell if it gets you on the trail and your having fun in it then thats all that matters. smiles and stories for my kids to tell are all i care about...

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post #92 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 08:27 PM
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this will be my 1st post guys im so glad i came accross this form i been looking into getting a hisun..reasons price,i will not be driving it so much that i would wanna spend so much money on a name brand one...im from the city and they are not legal at all over here so this is for going out on the weekends with my lady and have some fun and they sure look like fun,so i have been doing my homework i just wanna buy from a dealer that has delt with these for some time so if you guys can point me in the write direction i will greatly appreciate it.im a big guy 6feet 250pnds so i would like something that will fit a fella like me..these are the ones i have looked into so far...biggnolo@aol.com please help me out fellas
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post #93 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 08:33 PM
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No matter where you end up buying, I would find one to look at in person. I have dealt with some of the chino stuff. You can find good equipment out there. But one brand might have good small units and terrible larger units. So just going by brand isn't enough. Find the model and brand you like in person, then decide where to buy. Actually drive one.
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post #94 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 08:38 PM
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No matter where you end up buying, I would find one to look at in person. I have dealt with some of the chino stuff. You can find good equipment out there. But one brand might have good small units and terrible larger units. So just going by brand isn't enough. Find the model and brand you like in person, then decide where to buy. Actually drive one.
thanks bro, i actually been hunting someone or a dealer in my state and cant find any at all im located in boston/mass and i cant seem to find any good info..so i resorted to talking to real people that own them through this,cause all dealers just wanna sell and make money
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post #95 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 08:50 AM
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This is a great thread. I actually deal with a lot of the China stuff (buggymasters is a forum for the china buggies). Someone mentioned early on what the real issue is with the china stuff and that is in fact with the metal that they use. The just aren't up to par yet across the board. In buggy world what we have found is that quality varies widely across the individual manufacturers. There are a ton of china manufacturers that make 150cc buggies but only a few of them that are worthy of owning. The problem with this is that it takes a long time to identify the good guys.

To give you an example my friend bought a 250cc china four wheeler. It lasted ONE jump and when he landed the upper shock mount snapped right off. Again, cheap metal. On that same machine after we rigged the shock properly, next time we hit a jump, the strap that held the twin carbs in place broke and the carbs fell out.

In buggy world it is common to see metal parts simply vibrate themselves in half..literally, in a fairly short period of time. These are problems you guys won't see until you have owned them for a little while. Experience suggests that the issues (weak spots) with the machines will become evident by the time you have owned it for a year.

Regarding these particular machines, I have access to a direct importer of the original "Wolverine" here locally as well as the place you guys bought yours from having a distribution center here. The original machines were flat out Yamaha clones and were carbureted. Back to the cheap metal they were finding that a lot of the machines simply woudn't start one day. The problem wound up being that the metal fuel lines weren't holding up well to the gasoline and would produce a residue of some kind that would clog the main jet. This would require you to pull the carb apart and clean the jets until next time it happened. I know of at least one shop here that will have customers with actual Rhinos needing heavy service where they will get the china clone part as the replacement because in most cases it is a direct bolt-in replacement and a hell of a lot cheaper.

What's good about these machines though is that China has been doing it for quite some time and just like everything else, they will get better at it as time goes by. Are they to the point where they are making Japanese quality machines yet? No. In fact, Hell no. The pecking order for imported machines is Japan making the best quality, then Taiwan, then China. China is slowly getting up to Taiwan quality.

I am not sure how many different China manufacturers are making these new machines just yet but if there are not several yet, there will be in the near future. The key will once again be finding out which manufacturer has it together the best and there will be many people buying junk until it is figured out.

You gotta give these guys credit regardless because that is one of the better looking SxS machine out there with the balls to back it up. True reliability is yet to be seen but I would almost put money down that if you ride it hard it's not going to hold up for long. Could be wrong...
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post #96 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 06:36 PM
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I have had my 2011 Wolverine for about 3 weeks. Love it so far but... I am having a couple of small issues with it. First, the battery keeps going dead. I fully charge it and ride the kids around during the day and when it comes time to turn the lights on it will go dead shortly after. I dont know if its the battery or stator? Advice. Second it seems to be losing power on the top end. No modifications, just new tires on back. 26-12-12 VAMPIRES on the back. Top speed is about 60-65 now. Any info or suggestion would be great.
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post #97 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 07:27 PM
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One place some of the chino stuff skimps on is the battery. Sometimes they just ain't as good.
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post #98 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 08:12 PM
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Likely the stator for both the battery and the no power on top end. Another weak spot.

No power at top end because not enough juice to give spark.

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I have had my 2011 Wolverine for about 3 weeks. Love it so far but... I am having a couple of small issues with it. First, the battery keeps going dead. I fully charge it and ride the kids around during the day and when it comes time to turn the lights on it will go dead shortly after. I dont know if its the battery or stator? Advice. Second it seems to be losing power on the top end. No modifications, just new tires on back. 26-12-12 VAMPIRES on the back. Top speed is about 60-65 now. Any info or suggestion would be great.
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What kind of MSO/Title do you get with these ? Does it say Offroad Only ? Just wondering if I could register it as a motorcycle and get a plate for it. I did that with a Kazuma Enduro bike a few years back. Shot me a pic of it if you can... Cover the vin or name...

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post #100 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-26-2011, 05:39 PM
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I figured out what the problem was, why the battery kept dying. loose wire on main power block under hood. Hey has anyone had a problem with the belt slipping? I took mine in some pretty deep water today and the belt started slipping, it is fine now. I dont know if it just got a lot of water in trans case or what. Would a snorkle fix this issue?
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You have to snorkel them. I've done mine.
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post #102 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-27-2011, 07:06 AM
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ok. So that will cause belt to slip? How hard is it to do? any help would be great. I am new to the whole SxS world.
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Belt drives have to stay cool, well, they need airflow to cool the belt. They do this by attaching a fixed fan wheel to one of the pulleys in the belt housing. The draws air in and out. You have air intakes and air exhaust. This is where the water gets in. You have to snorkel them.

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hey guys i am looking into buying one of these machines and its great to get the advice from people that own the machine, would you guys recommend buying one of these utv's i wanted a rzr s but the price is out of my range i like the look of these and they seem to be holding up pretty well any advice,suggestions, comments would be appreciated.
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post #105 of 122 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 05:24 PM
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Hey Bigmoo you said shocks for a 4 seater rhino will fit? How about other suspension parts? i.e lift kits, a-arms ect. I have been told it has a rhino frame and suspension. Yours will do 75mph? Do you still have stock sized tires on it? Shore how fast have you gotten yours up to now and before the bigger tires. I ask because mine lost a lot of top end mph with the bigger tires I put on it. Well I hope thats it. Let me know.
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