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Old 07-25-2014, 08:42 AM   #1
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In need of Can Am outlander info

I think I am about ready to buy my firstfour wheeler. Need a 2-up and the outlander max xt Iis looking to be the one. Problem is, there are no forums fore to ask all the questions I want take an informed decision. I have looked at polaris and arctic cat as well but the can am really stands out aesthetically and comfort wise. I don't know Iif it's the most reliable of the three but it won'tget ridden that hard so Iit shouldn't be a problem. I'm looking at the max xt 800 or 1000 and seriously doubt I need the power of the 1000 but I don'twant to regret the decision later. Are there any good forums I should look at? Any and all info will greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:17 AM   #2
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I have a 2004 Outlander 400 4x4. Not the XT but I have had no real issues with mine and I rode it on the trails for many years before getting my bike a couple of years ago.

The XT's are nice for hilly terrain as they are more stable, but have a larger turning radius so tight trails can mean backing up to make a turn.

Suspension is good and soft. I upgraded to the A-arm suspension from the 800cc bikes so that it could handle my faster trail pace.

I still use it for hauling wood and plowing around the house.

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http://www.can-amforum.com/
http://www.can-amtalk.com/index.php
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:58 PM   #3
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Did you google the Can-Am outlander forum? The first one that came up had about 10 stickies on the outlander.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:45 AM   #4
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Lots of Can Am forums that have tons of info on the Outlander.
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:39 AM   #5
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I was hoping to find a more active forum for them. The two mentioned in post #2 are pretty much the only ones I could find. I was really hoping to find a forum like advrider that was more active. Guess canamtalk/forum will have to suffice. And yes I did use gGoogle to search and those are the ones that came up. Thanks guys.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:39 PM   #6
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I have a 2012 outy max xt. Awesome machine. It is the 800. I have riden the 1000, 650,500,400. I love my 800 and if funds were unlimited I would buy the exact machine again over anything out there. I ride often and do try other machines often. Get either the 650 or 800 and don't look back. Don't bother with the single seat machine. I don't double on mine and it is the most stable and comfortable machine out there. I ride all day and don't feel beat up at the end. You will need to get the rad relocate for it. Get the factory one. Easy to install and cheap.


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Old 07-26-2014, 07:29 PM   #7
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I have a 2012 outy max xt. Awesome machine. It is the 800. I have riden the 1000, 650,500,400. I love my 800 and if funds were unlimited I would buy the exact machine again over anything out there. I ride often and do try other machines often. Get either the 650 or 800 and don't look back. Don't bother with the single seat machine. I don't double on mine and it is the most stable and comfortable machine out there. I ride all day and don't feel beat up at the end. You will need to get the rad relocate for it. Get the factory one. Easy to install and cheap.


What lift table is that?
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Old 07-27-2014, 04:26 PM   #8
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I don't remember the brand name. There are about five tables out there that are pretty much identical
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:32 PM   #9
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I rode a friends Outlander recently and it is the most amazing ATV I have ever ridden. His was the 800 model. I was amazed at how much speed you could carry across rough terrain. My 2005 Brute Force 650 doesn't come close.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:48 PM   #10
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Had a 650XT and 500XT for wife..awesome machines, great power..trouble free..
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:28 AM   #11
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Been a few years but I did about 40 miles 2-up on a friend's Outlander 400 and never felt like it lacked for power, just room. When it came right down to it though I bought that Arctic Cat 650 TRV which had more than enough power. I felt like the Cat, with it's more conventional chassis, would be less prone to fatal frame damage than the Outlander with it's I-beam design.

Really, i don't think you'd go wrong with any of the big name quads, sort of comes down to what details and comfort suit your specific needs.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:40 AM   #12
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What lift table is that?
Looks like Direct Lift
http://www.directlift.com/ProCycle-XLT-P58C15.aspx
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:34 AM   #13
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I have found the Nyrock ATV forum has some pretty good technical information. No atv site I've found is as active as ADVRider. Let me know if you find a good one.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:02 AM   #14
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I am still looking at the 80 max xt. Don't think I will ever need all the power of the 1000 and probably not even the 800. I have come across a new dilemma though. I have been looking for a brand new 2up vehicle and settled odo the canam after looking at the polaris and arctic cat. I didn't want to put down a deposit only to have to wait for 1+ month. Then I saw Sunday evening that polaris is bringing back the 50" rzr. I am now struggling with whether I want a rzr, always dreamed of getting one, or get a 4Wheeler like my friends. Off to the interest to study up...
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