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11-22-2009, 12:23 PM
I had a Polaris 700 before I bought my Grizzly and while I hate a single brake controller, I liked my Polaris and loved the AWD system. Mine did not have the ADC, so it was a bear on downhills; newer Polaris have this and it works well.

While I prefer the Grizzly, I would recommend your friend try them both to see what he likes best. I think they are both good machines.
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Tell your friend,or you,to search around at different forums that discuss the Poo's.It is a great way of researching a major purchase.Like any new model year the 850 XP will have its issues.Looks like a promising machine.Last I herd they were spiting rear drive shafts.No bashing intended, just saying what I have read.The Poo's in general are a very comfortable and capable machine.
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Tell your friend,or you,to search around at different forums that discuss the Poo's.It is a great way of researching a major purchase.Like any new model year the 850 XP will have its issues.Looks like a promising machine.Last I herd they were spiting rear drive shafts.No bashing intended, just saying what I have read.The Poo's in general are a very comfortable and capable machine.
Very good advice. I still have a fondness for Polaris and was on Polaris forums for a while and another issue I saw was the belts failing, but this was when the 850 had just come out.

Grizzlies have their "issues" as well.
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Hey jmac I`m not bashing just stating the facts. I don`t do the deep mud/water thing it takes to much time to clean and is hard on any machine. I have too much money in my motor to swamp it. With that said I don`t go around all mud holes just the deep or the unavoidable 1`s
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Buy the Grizz, it floats in mud and water while the tank 800 popos sink like a rock. Here's proof, this guy is standing on his popo while he hooks up to a winch:
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he popo is great if you ride nice trails but when the going gets tough the weight balance on the grizz is much better,the grizz hase a much lower center of gravity, plus that nice soft ride translates into bottoming out especially when air time is involved.The popo is heavy and the handeling suffers . I ride with a coupel of them and they are always the ones that have trouble getting through the tough spots, or makeing it up the steep stuff, Even the outlanders get apound better enough said!!!
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Buy the Grizz, it floats in mud and water while the tank 800 popos sink like a rock. Here's proof, this guy is standing on his popo while he hooks up to a winch:
They must be REAL Heavy to sink that far!!!LOL!!!
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"I don't understand how some of these youngsters can take a 7 or 8000 dollar machine and bury it in mud."

You must ride gravel and paved roads and powerlines. If you can't make it thru mud and deep water in this state, then you aren't going anywhere.
You really don't know how I ride so I'll excuse your pithy comment. And I have rode in Alaska, so I understand what you mean getting wet to get somewhere.The guy in the picture must be mentally challenged to put a machine in there.
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Buy the Grizz, it floats in mud and water while the tank 800 popos sink like a rock. Here's proof, this guy is standing on his popo while he hooks up to a winch:
The sportsman 500 floats really good. My friend sank his dads sportsmen 500 in a 6 ft deep mud hole the other day, no snorkels or anything all stock. It floated across with some pushing after it shut off.
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I'd love to ride against a Popo 800 out here on these trails. The Polaris is a pig, no way could it hang with my 660.....if the popo doesn't end up broke down first.

One of my riding buddies used to have a popo 500, it was a pile of shit. He wised up and bought a 700 Grizz.
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