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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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I recently bought a 2009 prowler 1000 htz. It is a very nice unit with only 600 miles and like 50 hours on it and is totally bone stock. I have 120 acres that I work and play on, so thought this would be a good toy. I like it except for the fact that it is noisy/loud, and seems to rattle bolts and screws loose, the gas pedal is real touchy/jerky, it is hard to steer with no power steering, and I can only get it to run about 60 to 65 MPH, and the reviews I read said they would run 75 MPH. Not that I really care to do that, but paying $9500 for something you want it to do what they say it will do. Any help, suggestions, or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 03:38 PM
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Welcome aboard. I have the same one. yes you need to go through and tighten all the bolts down, especially the ones on the roll cage. They will loosen and things will squek. Tighten them down and she'll quiet down. Also some (not me yet) have added sound deadening material to the botton of the engine cover which is said to realy quiet the cabin.

The herky jerky throttle is well documented. Nothing you can really do about it but once you get used to it you can easliy ride it even at low speed with jerking. Just takes some practice. If ur steering is that hard you can do what i did, which is air up the tires a lil more and use some lubricant on the sterring mech and buckle. it will make it easier to steer. You can always add power steering for about 1k.

The most i can get is 65 mph as well. Maybe your tires are too low in PSI. Check your air filters (both) make sure you are getting enough ari flow.

Where are you located BTW? Any pics of the Cat?

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Thank you very much for the recommendations. I will definitely try these. I live in Missouri. I will try and get some pics posted.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 08:22 PM
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put some maxxis cero tires on it,put some good shocks on it,esp the rear,otherwise leave it stock. locktite every bolt you can get at and maintenance it well. look it over often and enjoy the awesum times with who ever it is that goes with ridin!
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my 2010 xtz when it was new,after 1st oil change anyway, showroom stock would do 83 by speedo on pavement. cool and all but stupid fast for this veh,and maybe a tad irresponsible!
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i dont know how u are getting that speed. Even brand new tops was 70 mph for me on pavement

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 09:24 PM
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The day I got Mine home took it down asphalt and got 74 easy but I don't have enougth balls to go any faster. 2010XTZ
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 12:21 AM
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My 2011 I backed off at 75mph on the speedo on a dirt road.
It got a tad squirley with some nice alaskan pot holes.
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