I also have a Rhino Clone and it has 400 hard West Virginia deer hunting miles on it. This thing seems to be very good quality. Mine is an 09 UTV700 and is made by massimo moto.
As far as junk, it has proven to me it is every bit as good a machine as the Yamaha's. I love Yamaha, don't get me wrong. I have a Yamaha street bike, and all the haters say it's not as good as a Harley. You couldn't trade me a new Harley even for the Yamaha. Superior technology.
Anyway I do really like my clone and purchased it to hunt with and do a few odd jobs in my landscaping business.
What model street bike you got? I got an 06' Roadliner. *****in fast cruiser!
I bought a 2009 Big Muddy 500cc over a year ago. A neighbor down the road has a Rhino 660cc. The machines are identical except for some interior cosmetic differences, and the motor size. The chasis, suspension, and drive train seem to be identical.
Since I've owned this machine, I have no complaints. I wish the suspension was a bit softer and suspension travel a bit better. But it plows the snow, rips out stumps, goes through mud, and everyone I come across wants to know what it is, and how much it costs.
I've replaced both front shocks with Rhino stock shocks, (easier to adjust), replaced all the headlight bulbs with leds, added off road lights, a back up light and shift lever activated switch, turn signals, stereo with amplifier, and 2500 watt speakers, GBC Dirt Commander 26" tires on my stock rims, and I couldn't be happier with my so-called "Chino junk clone."
I'm glad I bought it, I'm glad I can use OEM Rhino parts on it, and I'm glad I saved the money over buying the Rhino. And I like the Rhino. Thats why I bought the clone. But after doing some pretty extensive homework on the matter...buying the Big Muddy Clone was definately the way to go.
I took it down to W. Va. trail riding with some locals down there. They were impressed that I could go everywhere they could on there atvs. The only exception being steep hill climbs. My Muddy doesn't seem to do well on steep hills.
I'm getting ready to install a Cobra CB with a high end trucker antenna, and an external PA speaker.
BigMuddy, I suspect your issue with climbing steep hills may have to do with your tire pressure.
Wow, this is sad. I've barely registered on this forum and this is only my third post. I've only read 4 pages of this thread and can already see who the a$$e$ with internet-tough-guy moron idiot syndromes are.....MAX POWERS. I hope you do us and everyone else a favor and don't post anymore, especially don't hope to find you when I get to the end of reading my first long thread on this forum. How many other members have you already driven off and why haven't the Moderators done anything about you yet?
Dealer pricing is way below $5495, the 7000 is what the MSRP is. No one called me out. Some people assumed, they "thought" they knew what I was doing on here. Like I said only saying that I was a new member. Yes, I was being an ass when asked about the price because some people just get straight crappy.
keep trying to pass it off that way.
You have 14 posts now and EVERYONE of them has been in this thread.
your not here for anything other than to push your piece of crap.I know it and you know it. Some people just don't know how to read between the lines.
Wow, this is sad. I've barely registered on this forum and this is only my third post. I've only read 4 pages of this thread and can already see who the a$$e$ with internet-tough-guy moron idiot syndromes are.....MAX POWERS.
Are the clones available at Pep Boys yet??? They have them at Home Depot too.
Dont forget Tractor supply.
We recently had a tractor supply bought sxs in our graphic shop to replace the factory poorly made decals, setting in the other bay was my rhino, the customer stated what a difference between the 2 machines in quality, he now wishes he would have stepped up & bought the rhino, his big complaint was the cost factor on the yamaha.
'09 700 FI Sport Edition in deep red armor.
66''RM3 Moose Snow Plow kit.
4,000 lb. winch w/synt.cable.
K&N air filter.
Pro atv 2 pc. removable side doors
Clear roll down rear window
West coast folding windshield
Home fabbed inner front floor gaurds.
i might buy a razor after seeing how the most of the rhino owners are, if owning a yamaha makes you like this man. its not a lambo we are just a bunch of redneck gearheads with toys. but youd get better sales on facebook justin.
Thanks man and your right its all about the trails an beer. she hasnt let me down yet and keeps up with all the rest. plus what i paid for it was a offer i couldnt refuse, $free. from a buddy as a wedding gift. he got a ranger 2012 for the farm and passed it on cause he knew i was looking for a side by side. good friends are hard to come by i tell ya
yea i have a low end problem aswell but no wiring problems and i know the voltage regulater and stators are the same and fit. havnt looked into the coil but it should carry from 13v to the coil as all non upgraded utvs do. u might have to know your wiring like putting in a car stereo in a car with no manual to either. but hey it was a gift meaning free so who would complain. im going to james to get a hot sheave here soon and that should give me that low end i need for some of the wv hills. PS for the thread YALL let me know if someone wants to give a rhino up for free, ill surely come get it too. hee hee.
In todays world if u need to spend less to still be able to ride so u can take care of other needs then so be it. Maybe we could learn something about a new machine by his experiences instead of being an a**hole to a new member. If he continued to push his machine from a dealer aspect it would be a different story. Maybe it is certain people like certain ones on this forum that make more people leave here and buy a polaris or another product, im on the polaris forum also and they are alot more welcome to other owners and what they have experienced with their machines. Seem like it doesnt matter what ur hobby is there is always a few aholes to f it up for the rest. Oh and to the new guy welcome and hope u have fun riding.
Thanks man i have rode something all my life and have way too many toys others say. kx250,kfx700 wheelie machine,350kingquad,and a bass boat that sits. this rhino clone has been the best fun and was free to me from a friend that blew the rear end out of it and knew i could fix it so hey hell yea im havn some good drink a beer while i ride fun. thanks again man