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About Freedomflyer

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  1. 2018 Can Am outlander 570L DPS

    Well, I ended up getting my Can Am delivered to me on Monday, It was raining when I left the house and snowing when I linked up with the guy to pick it up at his Hotel, we made the exchange of $$$ and machine, received the title and I was on my way. It was truly a blessing to not have to drive the 1000 miles and 16 hours round trip to pick it up. got it home, put it into the garage and cleaned it up from all of the road spray, mounted my front bumper and mirrors that I had pre-ordered and put it to bed for the night. Today I picked up a cargo box for the front rack and got that mounted, I am now in the process of making a seat for the back rack. This is going to take a while to get this accomplished as I have some fabrication to do then will deliver it to the upholstery shop to have it foamed and covered. After that will mount the rear foot rests then tackle the issue with removing and replacing the ridiculous factory hitch. The engineer that came up with that one sure had his head buried somewhere that the sun doesn't shine. Hitch bolts go right through the aluminum housing of the rear differential. Stuuuuuuuupidddddd!!!!! All in all I think it will be a great machine for my wife, she will definitely be more comfortable than I will while we are out riding. Will post pics of my progress. Here are a few to start. In the driveway after picking it up, then a pic of the front bumper, mirrors, and cargo box installation.
  2. 2018 Can Am outlander 570L DPS

    Ajmbofter, I should have started here in the first place, thanks for moving it. I'm giving $6100 for it, the guys wife is "making" him get rid of it as he has too many toys and just purchased a brand new ski boat. I'm saving about $2000, everything I've looked at around this area that is used is still about $1000 more than I'm paying. I cam across a 2017 that is identical that has 2500 miles on it and they want $6500 for it. Local dealership is selling it brand new for $8100 so am coming out pretty good I think. I just haven't been around or ridden any Can Ams out on the Mountain trails. Having just sold one of my Ranchers I only have to come up with about $1500 for a brand new machine. I'll keep you guys posted.
  3. Well, I haven't been on here for a while as I've been extremely busy with work and doing a bit of snowmobiling over the winter. My wife and I decided that after last years season of 4 wheeling that we definitely need to get a different machine. The machines that we have (2013 Honda Ranchers)are and have been very great machines, they just don't seem to meet the needs that we hoped they would. When we do ride 2-up on the trails we ride it is just too rough for my wife. Also neither have power steering and after a day of 40-50 miles she's pretty worn out and sore. So I've had one of them listed for most of the winter and last week sold it. We have been looking for a two up machine and even had problems finding what we want in that arena as well. Every 2-up we've seen either has 10,000+ miles on it or has no power steering. So we basically decided that we would rather do without the machine being a 2-up and have one that has power steering, Independent Rear Suspension, and automatic transmission like a Polaris, Arctic cat, or Can Am. We found one that we are going to get and Hope that it is going to meet our needs. At least it will meet the needs of my wife should she ride solo. We found a 2018 Can Am outlander 570L DPS with only 49 miles on it and still has the warranty. It will be much easier for her to operate, no shifting will be huge. Have never owned a Can Am before and hoping that it will be a good dependable machine for us. Any opinions about Can Ams?
  4. Out and about in 2017

    davefrombc, I wasn't myself calling Kymco junk or crap, that is just what I have heard and read a few people say, in fact I got online and did some research, they do look like a decent machine and I myself read that they were associated with Honda. Too bad they don't make a 2 up machine. We do not have a dealership around here for them but there is one dealership that carries CFMoto
  5. Out and about in 2017

    Really? A Kymco? I've heard they are Chinese Crap! I think there might be a dealer Here I'll take a look. Never know!
  6. Out and about in 2017

    Actually I have, I think that they both look like great machines, the people that had them for sale wanted a bit more than I could afford, I haven't had any encounters with the forest service yet about riding two up on a single so could probably get a way with either one. I will continue to look though. Thanks for the comments on the photos, I am very blessed to live where I live, going to twist the wife's arm and see if I can get here to go out again today to hit another new trail, we'll see.
  7. Out and about in 2017

    Had a very long winter and now a very long Hot DRY summer which I have a feeling will hamper the rest of our riding season as our state has 23 forest fires going right now and makes me a little nervous about going up into the mountains, Have only been out twice this year which really sucks but know one thing for sure am looking for an ATV with PS and IRS. Love the reliability of the Hondas but they are kicking our but when we go out. The Solid Rear Axle is a killer for the wife, and she's not liking the manual shifts so much this season. Don't want the issues that I've read about with CanAm and sorry but Polaris is not even in the running, everyone that I know that has one has nothing but trouble with it. So not sure what direction to go for sure. So here's a few pics from those two rides, can never get enough of being in these mountains. The trail that we were on in the last few pics was a new trail to us so that was fun, found out that it runs for about 25 miles, as the crow flies, into two other drainages and that will be a blast to explore, love the new trails.
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  9. Hello from South

    Took the wheels to the dealership and switched out the wheels from my other Rancher and just finished painting those as well. Will put the other one back together when I get home from this Work rotation.
  10. Hello from South

    Amazing how much time all this little crap takes, masking took about hour and a half taking of less than five minutes.
  11. Hello from South

    Some TLC and time. Heard a ticking while running didn't like the sound took it to the dealership. No good news needs top end rebuild. In shop now so working on parts.. Not sure what else they are going to find, it is a 2013 so worth fixing. They tore into the top end and discovered scoring on the cylinder walls, were able to hone it within factory specs. Parts showed up last Friday hopefully by end of next week they will have it back together. Hoping that is all that is wrong, only other thing they said it could be would be cam chain but thought this top end work would take care of it. I guess I'll see.
  12. Hello from South

    Guy I bought this from obviously didn't know what general maintenance was:no:
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