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CanAm Commander Thoughts/Reviews? #15346646 10/25/20
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Thinking of upgrading to a new 4 seater CanAm Commander Max 800 - don’t know much on the Can Am UTVs other than what’s in their website. Want to be able to haul the wife and kids up in the mountain. Thoughts in the CanAm?

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Re: CanAm Commander Thoughts/Reviews? [Re: Hiaring8] #15347215 10/26/20
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Following this

Re: CanAm Commander Thoughts/Reviews? [Re: Hiaring8] #15348861 10/26/20
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I had two neighbors with Can Ams.......ran them for a couple of years. Now one has Polaris and the other a Honda. I don't know the particulars.

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Or........

Honda or Yamaha

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Ha

have a bud that moved to Nampa........

Re: CanAm Commander Thoughts/Reviews? [Re: Hiaring8] #15351215 10/27/20
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I have over 6000 miles on our commander. I have done a ton of upgrades but overall we really like our SxS. When I upgrade next I will be looking at the Yamaha Wolverine X2 or for your needs look at the X4.


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I know nothing about the can am, but if you’re bigger than a circus midget, the Wolverine might be a problem. It’s tiny in the entry, exit, and overall cab room department. Felt like I was in a cross between a Bradley cockpit and a go cart.

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Were you in the RMAX? A friend just bought one and I was very impressed with the room. Almost as comfortable as my Commander.


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I have no idea....is one 4-place wolverine bigger than another? I’m 6’2”/#230, and I got in everything (not pure sport, but at least a little utility oriented, so no Razors, etc) they had there, and they have Yamaha, Honda, Kawa, Polaris, and CanAm. Now, the Wolverine is more sport, and it may have been the only ‘sport’ themed model I tried. It appeared it had more utility potential than the razors with a trunk. The only one I had a takeaway on involving ease of entry/exit, and cab space was the Wolverine.....even the Pioneer 500 felt better. Keepin mind: I’m not strapping into one to ride all day. I’m in and out a lot to do work, or getting from point A to B mostly....so my perspective leans accordingly. I haven’t approached it from a trail riding or sport mentality at all...just a caveat.

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I had a Commander for a couple years and thought it was a decent machine. I liked the torque of the v-twin and thought it had the most comfortable seats of all the utvs i tested. My only complaints was the cabin heat ( mid-engine 2 seater) and noise from the high revving belt drive. Sellers market this year so I sold it and bought a Honda.

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Had a 1000cc Commander X . Very fast ,but very hot in the cabin due to the mid engine design. Belt replacement was a pain in the are. you had to drop the skid plates,loosen like 12 bolts remove cover just to get to the belt. Now own a Polaris

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Originally Posted by 1Longbow
Had a 1000cc Commander X . Very fast ,but very hot in the cabin due to the mid engine design. Belt replacement was a pain in the are. you had to drop the skid plates,loosen like 12 bolts remove cover just to get to the belt. Now own a Polaris
Changing the belt on my Razor is easy IF you have the right tools. You need a 10mm socket with an extension to get the cover off. Then you need a way to get the belt off. I used a pry bar to pull it sideways as I turned the sheave. Getting the new one on takes more work. A strap wrench to turn the sheave helps, too. I don't know about the CanAm, but with the Polaris, if it grinds when you shift gears, you need a new belt.

edited to add: you also need a couple different sizes of wrenches to remove the seat belt bar. I can't remember exactly what sizes they are.


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