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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-12-2020, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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2020 is it worth to put alot of $$$ in a Rhino

Hello,

just looking for opinions on a 2005 660 Rhino , I bought one 1100 miles 760 hrs
all stock except for cdi and front rack , winch ,, I started spending money on it to upgrade
just wondering if I should just up grade very little or just move up to a newer unit and spend
all of those dollars there .. I know you never recoup your money on your investments ..
paid $3800.00 for the rhino
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-12-2020, 05:00 PM
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I say yes it is well worth the $$s to keep it . I have an '06 660. While I have made quite a few repairs I enjoyed every minute of it. If engine went tits up I might rethink my opinion though. I have a buddy with an 05 and he claims he only ever maintains it and have not made a repair yet.

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I agree, the Rhino is still a great machine. However, there has been a lot of advancement in the field since 2005. I would not spend a bunch of money to improve its performance. A few hundred bucks on a machined sheave would be money well spent, but I would not go crazy. It all depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to head out on some trail rides, a stock (or nearly stock) Rhino will serve you well. If you want to out run polaris guys at the dunes, save your money and get a newer machine when the money is right. Dollar for dollar, your Rhino is the best thing out there. You will be able to easily hang with machines that cost more than twice what you paid.
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paid $3800.00 for the rhino

I don't think there are sand dunes in Missouri ... I may be wrong, cause never been there, anyway trail riding and even deep mud riding you will like the Rhino .... If you don't you can sell it for the $3800 and put $20,000 with it to buy a new machine, and then replace broken axles and other regularly.


I have an 06 660 with 29.5 Outlw2 tires and I go where the Polaris guy's go with 34 and 36 Terms and Mavericks can't follow me even with 36 Terms unless they put in an aftermarket front locker.
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paid $3800.00 for the rhino

I don't think there are sand dunes in Missouri ... I may be wrong, cause never been there, anyway trail riding and even deep mud riding you will like the Rhino .... If you don't you can sell it for the $3800 and put $20,000 with it to buy a new machine, and then replace broken axles and other regularly.


I have an 06 660 with 29.5 Outlw2 tires and I go where the Polaris guy's go with 34 and 36 Terms and Mavericks can't follow me even with 36 Terms unless they put in an aftermarket front locker.

If the previous owner (s) took care of it (you should be able to tell) and you're okay with just a fun, almost bullet proof machine, stick with the Rhino. As others have stated they are a solid machine - like a Timex, takes a lickin but keeps on tickin... I got jazzed the other day looking at a video of the new KRX 1000. Even though I have never been a Kawasaki fan, the unit impressed me. But then I took into account my age and the years left I have to enjoy the sport and the 20+K price tag - keepin the Rhino just makes a whole lot more sense...
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I believe a big part of that decision is who you ride with and where you go. If you stay in the tier of units that are your peers, you will not regret spending some $$$ on it and riding out the cost. If you are riding with a bunch of upper tier SxSs then you will probably regret the cost you spend cause you will not get it back in resell and it will not take you to the upper tier.

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I believe a big part of that decision is who you ride with and where you go. If you stay in the tier of units that are your peers, you will not regret spending some $$$ on it and riding out the cost. If you are riding with a bunch of upper tier SxSs then you will probably regret the cost you spend cause you will not get it back in resell and it will not take you to the upper tier.

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I thought I would add a factor if you did not realize it... if it is not a typo, the miles vs hours on that machine is skewed. It would appear it has gone about 1.4 mph on average for its life. The unit will log hours if the key is on even if the motor is off. If it has a radio or was used on a farm that would help explain it. 1100 miles is not much so motor should be OK or it did a tremendous amount of idling and you should check for carbon buildup.

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Absolutely pour the coals to it , they run forever if taken care of them, simple machines and will go anywhere. 3800 sounds like a deal anyway. Enjoy!
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Rhino's are easy to work on, run forever and will do most anything you need them to do. You won't be as flashy as the guys rolling around in the $20K plus buggys but you also won't be in debt and with a few mods get down the same trails they can to watch them tear up their stuff. I've got two Rhinos and they are great, they can be modded to your style to do what you need them to do and a pretty low cost. I wouldn't hesitate to spend $3800 on one that has been taken care of.

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