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Biggest mistake of my life

Discussion in 'SXS YXZ1000R' started by staggs65, Oct 4, 2018.


  1. dylanjen9

    dylanjen9 Expert

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    I know a guy that this same thing happened to. Brand new Ranger burst into flames in his driveway. He fought Polaris and they ended up paying him back for the ranger,chainsaws that were in it and the cost to get his concrete driveway fixed from the fire! I would get a lawyer. They know there is a problem
     
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  2. yamadoo

    yamadoo Yamadoo is a snowmobile ' aholic'. Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    15 Viper STX DX red/white
    13 Apex XTX 45 anniversary RED/WHITE/BLACK
    10 Vector LTX Blue
    11 Venture Gt
    86 SnoScoot(2) for grand kids
    I cant imagine the frustration you must be experiencing remembering to register but not insure ARRRRG I do those kinda things also.

    I am not trying to minimize in ANY way so don't take it wrong.
    But I am so happy that you and family got out unscathed and literally not 'burned' that every time I read the thread name 'worst mistake of my life' I hope it is. Meaning that you nor I ever make a mistake that does cost more including life and health as well as $s.
    Hoping Polaris comes through for you.
     
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  3. staggs65

    staggs65 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    76 exciter, 87 phazer, 89 bravo, 00 srx x3, 01 srx, 02/04 viper, 06 ape
    Yes, I am very thankful that nobody was hurt and in the end regardless of outcome it's only a machine/money
     
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  4. Bluebullet

    Bluebullet TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    WOW ! Horrific for your family, be thankful no one was hurt, That the important thing. Loosing your investment $ really sucks. Fight it and let the world know how shitty POO treats their customers! Happy you are all right!
     
  5. murdered141

    murdered141 Snow Punisher Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha sr viper 15 ltx dx, mpi 190 turbo, straight line header, 38" mtx front end, mtx steering, mtx seat, xtx 141" skid and 2.25" power claw track
    Didn't Polaris just pay out a multi million dollar fine for razor units catching fire?
     
  6. cannondale27

    cannondale27 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Vendor Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Wow that is scary! I can just imagine how happy you must have been to have whole family out enjoying time together. So hard to do. Then this.Definitly call your Insurance company. I know I have a grace period for any new purchases. They have more cloat than the public. Hopefully they will deal with Polaris and cover your loss.
     
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  7. Carbide

    Carbide Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    2015 Apex XTX
    2021 Yamaha coming soon
    I thought the same thing...
    I will have a sxs one day. And it WILL be a Yamaha.
     
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  8. biffdotorg

    biffdotorg VIP Member VIP Member

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    RZR, not Ranger, not General. And even more specifically, RZR Turbo.

    I do believe there are stop sell/stop ride recalls on them without being serviced. But that does not apply to the Ranger and General models. There is a considerable difference in heat and Hp between them.
     
  9. staggs65

    staggs65 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Snowmobile:
    76 exciter, 87 phazer, 89 bravo, 00 srx x3, 01 srx, 02/04 viper, 06 ape
    Happyish ending.

    Finally heard back from the regional sales manager from Polaris who I bought the machine from. He hadn’t cashed my check yet and said they were taking care of it internally and as far as they’re concerned I’m free to go purchase another machine of my choice but he hopes I will stick with Polaris.
    So my dealer is putting the accessories I want on the YXZ, wife is dropping him off a check and my buddy is going to pick up when it’s ready so it will be in my garage by the time I get back from Ohio.
     
  10. RTX

    RTX TY 4 Stroke God

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    2006 apex rtx
    At an absolute minimum, you should be filing a complaint with the consumer product safety commission.

    Sorry to see this happen to you. Glad your family is ok. This could have been a horrendous tragedy.
     
  11. staggs65

    staggs65 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Snowmobile:
    76 exciter, 87 phazer, 89 bravo, 00 srx x3, 01 srx, 02/04 viper, 06 ape
    My buddy picked it up tonight for me. Windshield isn't in yet but I can't wait to get home and check it out. I'll be home in a couple weeks.

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  12. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    You are going to love this!!
     
  13. biffdotorg

    biffdotorg VIP Member VIP Member

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    Is that the new 2019? I just saw the latest episode of Dirt Tracks and they went over the changes. Yamaha stepped up and made all the changes the trail guys were asking for. I'm jealous, but not by how you came about getting it.

    Good luck and get home safe!
     
  14. staggs65

    staggs65 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    sabattus, maine
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    Snowmobile:
    76 exciter, 87 phazer, 89 bravo, 00 srx x3, 01 srx, 02/04 viper, 06 ape
    Yes, 2019 SS SE
     
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  15. 03RX1-ER-LE

    03RX1-ER-LE VIP Member VIP Member

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    M-Th Livonia Mich F-S Oscoda Mich
    Country:
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    Snowmobile:
    2011 Apex XTX 3700 miles
    2009 Apex ER 6000 miles

    Trailer
    2016 Sport Haven 12 foot Hybrid trailer

    Tow Vehicle
    2019 F-150 Super Crew 4x4 2.7L EcoBoost in of course Yamaha (Velocity) Blue!
    LOCATION:
    Livonia Michigan
    In my snowmobile policy from Foremost through state farm there is a clause anything you purchase is automatically covered for 30 days from date of purchase. This is true for my auto policy's also. Call them!
     

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