This machine in its infancy was built in a various stage in Dec 2012.... Lots of test timeI think it's to soon to see if any problems but some guy's can break a steel hammer lol
If Yamaha did the two year of testing as they claimed we hope most or all bugs are worked out.
i'm very interested in issues that might arise now that these things are being put to the test.... Everyone is quick to say they have a far superior machine than polaris or can am before anyone has even had a chance to put one to the test. I see the axles are rather small and the diff is also which concerns me because that's the #1 problem i have with my xp1k. I've owned yfzs and raced them mx at the national level and they were extremely reliable so I would like to think that the sxs will be also but I'm not going to just assume it is because it has a yamaha sticker on the side. My polaris is breaking down every time I take it out (axles, diffs, belts, cv's...ect) so i have a very bitter taste in my mouth with polaris and would love to get a yxz IF they prove to be able to hold up to the beating that i will put it through. Being a mx racer I ride my machines extremely hard and most likely nothing is going to hold up to the abuse I put on my sxs but i'm hopeful that yamaha will be better than polaris.
Am i the only one who feels that the power and suspension of all these machines is too much for the machine itself to handle??? every time I go to the polaris dealer he looks at me like "you again, when are you gonna learn this isn't a trophy truck!!!???". well you gave it 17" of travel, a roll cage and 100+hp what am i suppose to do with it... ride it around the farm watching the corn grow like my grandpa does in his ranger!!!??? Its only fun for me if I push my machine to its limit and you have to get on some pretty nasty hills, rocks, whoops...ect before these things reach that point which almost always leads to axles snapping like twigs and if you put aftermarket axles in the front diff explodes in no time.
Yes there r a lot of them out there already n didn't hear of anything so far, Except from Yamastar, But I am sure if there was something wrong with the trans I am sure we would of heard about it. Because of all the whining about the YXZ. If they can find anything wrong with the YXZ believe me it would be out. And no its not to early if they had a known problem. I have seen the other companies have problems right from the beginning. R&D means a lot if done right. JMHOI thought it may be a tad early to ask. But I also know some of them are already being put thru the paces.
Surely there are several hundred out there by now too. I even saw pics of one mangled up already. Wasnt on this site tho.
And, while I was in northern Alabama watching the utvrr race, I spoke to 3 other people who had deposits down and none of them knew of this site either.
I also spoke to one dealer out there who had 31 ordered with almost half those having deposits down.
He did not say if he has delivered any yet tho.
Yes its good to wait to see how they hold up but with all the internet ect it will not take long to find out if good or bad. And I am sure the customers that have them r testing them out real hard. I was looking to buy one by Feb but want to drive one 1st, And that's going to be awhile because it seems that everyone that is coming in is already sold. So I will have to wait anyway.Im in the same boat as you and come from a similiar background. Ive owned 2 first year model machines and have had to dump thousands of dollars to get all the weak links and poor engineering up to code in each machine to handle my style of riding. As much as I want a YXZ, I am going to sit back and watch for another 6mo before I commit. Like you I see potential issues, axles,front diff, shocks need reworked, and so on. I figure we should see issues to develop within the next 3-6 months if it is going to have any. Plus that will give the aftermarket companies time to develop their goods to, more to choose from.
I've been driving the holy hell out of mine and, other than a loud gear box, it's holding up incredibly well. I also come from a MX/SX background and have had it on the track a couple times. Suspension needs some work. At first it had a nose-down attitude (as they all seem to have) and I dialed in the rebound to straighten it out. Still a little nose heavy. ANYWAY...I have had some really harsh landings and this thing is still solid. I'm heading up to the sand this weekend and will put another 300 miles on it. We'll see.