Why no teryxes out there? - Kawasaki Teryx Forum
General Teryx Discussion For General Teryx talk. If it's about Teryx's and does not fall into another category, it belongs here!

 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
DILLIGAF
 
Berserker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UP/WI
Posts: 629
Garage
Why no teryxes out there?

I wonder why you don't see any Teryxs. I have never seen another. I know no one with one, but heard friend of the famly had one, but didn't like it. Not sure why. Seems rangers and rzr are huge around me. Rzr have to small of bed. Though why Kaw doesn't make something sporty is good question.

I didn't get ranger cause I thought was to big and teryx was good in between. Though again on paper, they don't seem that far apart anymore. My old teryx fit in the back of my truck, which when I had 8' bed was a big selling point. Was PIA in my 6.5. New one is wider.

I don't go to parks or anything. So only see friends and family, and what I see at bar.
Berserker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 10:41 AM
P.T
 
P.T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Hartwell GA
Posts: 180
They out there, where we rode in HMT all they will rent is Teryx, the other place we go only rents teryx and Yamaha, I see tons on the trails,
sgf13 likes this.
P.T is online now  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
DILLIGAF
 
Berserker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UP/WI
Posts: 629
Garage
Obviously I know they made more than what the members here have. But they seem to be the minority. I don't see why. To me nice size. They seem cheaper, which is what I wanted. Maybe others are about what ever features they are getting for the buck.


THe hunting model to me is kinda joke. Just camo. I might have considered a factory cab if not crazy priced. THough with the heat this things make, would want to see one first. And no one I know has one, let alone one with extras.


Maybe I see more polaris, because people in my area buy them, and people buy what their friends and family have, what they are familar with.


The models with engine in back, is something I thouht a lot about. Easier to work on.




But look at this forum. There is no traffic. So the people do join, don't stay. I been trying to stir things up a little.
Berserker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
DILLIGAF
 
Berserker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UP/WI
Posts: 629
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by P.T View Post
They out there, where we rode in HMT all they will rent is Teryx, the other place we go only rents teryx and Yamaha, I see tons on the trails,
If that place didn't rent, how many would you see?

Maybe regional, like I said people buy what they know. Lots of Kaw bikes and ATVs. Not like there isn't every dealer imaginable in the midwest.

Good move on Kaw market to cut deals to rental places, and get exposure.

I am not sure how much rentals go on around here. Lots of snowmobile rentals. I have seen signs about rentals. Not sure how big the market is. Many people buy them since so much land up here. But they still rent sleds.

Maybe there are lots of rentals, I don't follow it. Folks I know own their own. I try to avoid tourists.
Berserker is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 01:40 PM
 
Barefoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,146
Seen probably 30 plus Teryx’s last weekend in West Virginia. Most newer models too. They are out there. One group had 7 in it I passed.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Barefoot is offline  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Gearhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 167
Man u have a lot of nagative things to say about the teryex . Don't buy one !!! . THEY ARE NOTHING LIKE THE OLDER ONES LIKE U HAVE .i had a rzr and it was junk i had a 2017 Yamaha wolverine it was a comfortable bike but didn't have the power i wanted and it had a few problems from factory like water pump impeller backing off and overheating and blowing the head gasket. Oil consumption from wrongly board cylinders from factory .my buddy just bought a new can am commander and he keeps blowing belts because of the heat in the clutch housing. Another buddy of mine bought a brand new teryex back in 2014 and has never had a issue AT ALL!!! And drives it like he stole it. And that was one of the reasons i brought one . And so i can take the wife and 2 kids out .lol.
Gearhead is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 03:23 PM
P.T
 
P.T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Hartwell GA
Posts: 180
Polaris is the cheapest in price in utilities, can buy a ranger 570 for about 8500.00, 900 for 10k, as far as hunting, the new mules are taking over and they are tanks, just don't have alot of speed to them. I've owned several brands, Polaris is the only one that left a bad taste in my mouth, had a 900 ranger with clutch problems from day one and they couldn't figure it out till secondary blowed apart, ranger 570-4 blowed up, but Polaris stood behind it and made it right, so am not too disappointed
P.T is online now  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
DILLIGAF
 
Berserker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UP/WI
Posts: 629
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by P.T View Post
Polaris is the cheapest in price in utilities, can buy a ranger 570 for about 8500.00,d
I wanted a bigger engine. Honda 500 pioneer is fairly cheap too.

A lot of that is just marketing. Do you really think it costs the factory much more to build a bigger engine? They all come with pistons and cranks.

I was a polaris guy, made in USA, not owned by japs. My 2005 sportsman ECM caught fire, after they replaced it on recall. I hate to buy based on brand, but I am just not sure about polaris. Same time I say an RMK fail at 60 miles. Now that was even longer ago than my 2010.

I was on polaris atv site last year, I couldnt believe the issues on newer machines. A lot of polarises out there so hard to compare. There is not traffic on this site.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead View Post
Man u have a lot of nagative things to say about the teryex . Don't buy one !!! . THEY ARE NOTHING LIKE THE OLDER ONES LIKE U HAVE lol.
A blind follower is an awful thing to be in my book. 2010 is not exactly ancient. 4 wheelers have been around a long time with engines and seals.

Funny though, when reading up on various SXSs on forums I did come across some posts about the teryx people being , ahh loyal to put in nice.

3 year warranty added a lot, cause I am not all that trusting of Kaw. Plus I bought a trailer today, so I can bring it in. Hopefully don't.




But think about what you are saying. They sold product with issues, and now you trust them
Berserker is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
DILLIGAF
 
Berserker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UP/WI
Posts: 629
Garage
Also saying there are no teryxes out there is not negative. I think most people would just accept that as fact, and not argue it. We are kind of the butt of jokes on that issue.

Again, why are there not more out there? I went to 2 dealers, both had one on the floor. So ya they are there. $2500 off helps.
Berserker is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 04:45 PM
 
Gearhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 167
Maybe were you ride not were i ride so i won't except it .and 2010 is kinda ancient compared to 2014 and up in the treyex world. And i dont care about in your books im definitely not a blind follower by any means. I have bin a lisenced mechanic for over 20 years and i know about engines and seals and alot more .
Gearhead is offline  
post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 05:30 PM
P.T
 
P.T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Hartwell GA
Posts: 180
Sportsman's use to be pos.... Years ago, but we have a few of the newer ones that ride with us, they have made some improvements on them for sure,
P.T is online now  
post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 07:00 PM
 
Barefoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,146
Quote:
Originally Posted by P.T View Post
Sportsman's use to be pos.... Years ago, but we have a few of the newer ones that ride with us, they have made some improvements on them for sure,


I had a 07 sportsman 800. Biggest POS I’ve ever owned. Swore I would never buy another Polaris and then I bought a RZR. Traded the RZR for the Teryx.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Barefoot is offline  
post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
DILLIGAF
 
Berserker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UP/WI
Posts: 629
Garage
If you can accept teryxes just a few years apart, have been improved then....
Berserker is offline  
post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 03:56 PM
ROCKSOFFROAD
 
rocksoffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Lindon UT
Posts: 1,064
Wile were stirring things up in the interest of good competition
https://youtu.be/7DzNh71oxmE
This is a fun trail for Polaris & Yamaha
Same trail a couple forum members here have seen the top 3 switch backs beyond them
https://youtu.be/KRO4s7HdWWE
My nephew tipped over the quad his wife and our dog rode with us to the top 11000 ft looking down at Brighton ski resort we had to make it to turn around crazy places these Rex's will go places you don't want to go


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
14 T4 LE
Factory full windshield Factory stereo
UTV tech Folding mirrors
njc Throttle pedal mod
Chilly Glove box plate
Fuel vent mod
Tusk rear window

Last edited by rocksoffroad; 05-12-2019 at 04:01 PM.
rocksoffroad is offline  
post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 06:50 PM
 
Stormking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: PNW Wa.
Posts: 186
Not too many around the PNW. A few. Mostly rzr and BRP/canam. It HP. Just like Mustangs and Camaro. IMOP. I had 2015 Teryx, then got 2017 RZR 900trail. Great little ride. No issues except wire broke behind ignition. Fast fun modded with tires spacers etc. Always tipping over is crappy. 54" isn't enough. No storage or room. Always felt kinda cheap. Clutch/belt system edgy not smooth like Kawa. So I went 4 seater Teryx. Mod to liking. Power is good under 30mph and only high speed does it feel slow to me but it has more torque then that lil RZR 900 when poking around. I have 2018 850sp sportsman and it has been good so far. Quality seems pretty good. Old Po Po's I hated so much. Quality was lacking in a big way. The 850 is so smooth and soft. Powerful and fast. Handles well. Brakes ok. Pleasure to ride in slow rough terrain. EPS is a must guys.

2018 Teryx 4 Camo. Bandits, 4500 winch, Flipper windshield, Boss stereo rocks, 2" spacers, VForce tuned! Sportsman SP850 Camo for fast times, MAGA!
Stormking is offline  
post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 11:34 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 770
Of all the trails and off-road parks I have been to the vast majority of machines are Polaris, followed by a moderate amount of Can-Am, and then a random few other models like the Teryx and Wolverine. Not unusual to see a Teryx on the trails but they are out-numbered 20 to 1 compared to PoPo's.
6.2Blazer is offline  
post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 12:30 PM
 
alexleblanc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Scoudouc NB
Posts: 13
around here i run into a ton of Teryx/Teryx4 on the trails, only Polaris Rangers and RZR's that i see more often.

2016 Mule Pro FXT Ranch Edition (Sold) | 2019 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE | Walker Evans Shocks | JBS Extreme Sheave
alexleblanc is offline  
post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 01:13 PM
DLB
Administrator
 
DLB's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 3,667
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
Seen probably 30 plus Teryx’s last weekend in West Virginia. Most newer models too. They are out there. One group had 7 in it I passed.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
There are a lot of Teryx's in WV and it's neighboring states. It's a great machine for mountain and woods riding, with it's short wheelbase. I know a lot of guys in WV who have moved from Polaris to Kawi. Still a bunch of RZRs obviously. I was one of the first guys to buy a '12 model T4 in Charleston, WV. A lot of people didn't think it would perform very well, but it impressed everyone we ever rode with.

TERYX FORUMS TEAM
CHECK OUT MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
DLB is offline  
post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
DILLIGAF
 
Berserker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UP/WI
Posts: 629
Garage
I asked dealer why no tryxes today. Price seems good. He said I don't have an ego. Not sure what that means. Engine size? But back when 750, were they not the same size as competition? Which is now 1000cc?? Power never seemed lacking for what I do. But I get you got 4 wheelers with bigger engines.
Berserker is offline  
post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 09:05 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 770
I started riding with a group because it was mainly Teryx's. They liked the Teryx and it was reliable, with several of them having over 4,000 miles on them, but they have all since jumped ship when they were ready for new machines. They won't go near Polaris but several now have the Wildcat XX. Can't blame them as it's hard to pass up twice the power and suspension.
6.2Blazer is offline  
post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 06:57 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 1
Wife and I just bought a 2016 Teryx. We love it. Especially as a first time sxs. We live in Utah and ride nearly every weekend straight from our home. I have seen several Teryx cruising around town and personally have a couple other friends with them.

We have had it at the dunes and it doesn't quite seem to have the power needed to climb large sand hills but 95% of the riding we do is mountain trails and climbing and it has had no problems.

The only negatives so far is quite a bit of heat in the cab from the engine and I can't seem to find as many aftermarket upgrades to add as Polaris has available.
kseljaas is offline  
post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 07:54 PM
 
Stormking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: PNW Wa.
Posts: 186
Upgrades are out there. Decent aftermarket for Teryx. Ask here for specifics, check the sponser list that's why they sponser this site. Heat? Well only option I know is to remove plastic center console and line it with foil wrap or car audio stuff like dynamat. I did on my 2015 and it did help but still warm. Header wrap maybe on exhaust? My 2018 factory heat shields inside helps but still warm.

2018 Teryx 4 Camo. Bandits, 4500 winch, Flipper windshield, Boss stereo rocks, 2" spacers, VForce tuned! Sportsman SP850 Camo for fast times, MAGA!
Stormking is offline  
post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
DILLIGAF
 
Berserker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UP/WI
Posts: 629
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormking View Post
Upgrades are out there. Decent aftermarket for Teryx. Ask here for specifics, check the sponser list that's why they sponser this site. Heat? Well only option I know is to remove plastic center console and line it with foil wrap or car audio stuff like dynamat. I did on my 2015 and it did help but still warm. Header wrap maybe on exhaust? My 2018 factory heat shields inside helps but still warm.
Probably doesn't matter. But I wont do that. You are trapping heat, that would have escaped the engine.

It doesn't get supper hot by me, but that was something on my mind, and the noise. I hope August I am not kicking myself. With the bugs, I never wear shorts. Though long pants might help keep heat off you.

I haven't rode another brand in the summer.

I was thinking lots about Viking, with engine in the rear. Easier to work on. I hate dealing with platic and pins. I bought a bag of pins and a tool, but still hate it. Ends up like crap eventually.
Berserker is offline  
post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 06:29 AM
 
Baddazzbigblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Podunk Utah
Posts: 290
Garage
I've got one ......that's all that matters.....

Desert Dave likes this.
Baddazzbigblue is offline  
post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 07:16 AM
Desert Dave
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: SW Utah
Posts: 24
Several years ago, they were few and far between. However, with the newer styling and re-design, since 2014, I believe, they have become increasingly popular, to those who do their homework and if it fits into the niche they are looking for. At our annual Jamboree (800+ entrants) I spoke to over 20 owners when we were lined up for the rides. EVERYONE was satisfied with their purchase and loved their ride. The 3 year warranty came up repeatedly. I put over $5K of additions into mine, but got exactly what I wanted. I have a RZR, it sits too low in my opinion, I want to see where I'm going. I got my sand time out of my system years ago, so I was not looking for a sand machine. This is the only downfall from owners that I received; The Teryx is NOT a sand buggy. For my riding, the Teryx is the best machine. I believe that more and more people are realizing that. Made in America with Japanese parts!
Desert Dave is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Teryx Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome