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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to say "Bye" to everyone on here since I've sold my HDX and bought a new Pioneer 1000-5. I have been a part of several forums through the years and this is definitely one of the top ones out there. I wish the Prowler could have kept up with the punishment I threw at it but unfortunately I needed more. I really liked the machine, and made a lot of great memories with it, but it's time to step back into the world of gears. Best wishes to all and I will keep my account open for a while if anyone has any questions on the old toy, or new one.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-21-2017, 02:37 AM
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He will be back..
They never go away, BTW a buddy of mine has one and is still learning when to and not to use auto shift with his track kit. well built machine I may add.



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EssnEss, Sockman, now Bashley! RD, whats goona happen when that new Havoc hits the market? Can we morph that in here? Dropping like flies!

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sad to hear you leaving. my brother had the 700-4 and loves it. he traded his HDX for it. all nice rides.

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whats goona happen when that new Havoc hits the market? Can we morph that in here? Dropping like flies!
textron is keeping the prowler name so im sure the forum will keep theirs. maybe add new groups to the main forum list?? either way there will always be prowler owners but only a few die hard cat owners

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EssnEss, Sockman, now Bashley! RD, whats goona happen when that new Havoc hits the market? Can we morph that in here? Dropping like flies!
Great point! I'll contact admin asap and show them the suggestion! Old School/New School!

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That Pioneer 5 looks like a great machine, looking forward to your comparison to the Prowler (mainly is it quieter!!)

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That Pioneer 5 looks like a great machine, looking forward to your comparison to the Prowler (mainly is it quieter!!)
The engine noise is significantly lower, although there is a different "Whine" sound that comes from the transmission but it's nothing that bothers me. The power difference is definitely noticeable but having the gears makes all the difference in the world to me, I've had a personal hatred to all ATV belt drives since they came out, the style of riding I do requires much more than a piece of rubber to depend on. The overall quality of the machine is a big step up, and the one year factory warranty shows confidence in their product, (being able to add on 4 more years of factory warranty was a huge bonus too). I haven't been able to put very many miles on it yet but it's a really nice ride so far.

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looks like a very nice rig [advertising wise] ... love for reports as to real world use.

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i have never ridden in the 1000-5 but i have many times in the 700-4. they are pretty nice but not enough leg room for a 6'2" guy. driving was even worse. it felt like the gas peddle was way to close. my foot/ankle got tired after a while trying to drive it. i might have to test out the 1000-5 to see if there is a difference.

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i have never ridden in the 1000-5 but i have many times in the 700-4. they are pretty nice but not enough leg room for a 6'2" guy. driving was even worse. it felt like the gas peddle was way to close. my foot/ankle got tired after a while trying to drive it. i might have to test out the 1000-5 to see if there is a difference.
I'm 6'2" as well and I didn't mind it too much. I do miss the leg room of the Prowler but it's wasnt a big enough difference to sway my choice. We did a 30 mile trip the other day and it bothered me more the first half than it did on the second half so I must have been getting used to it.
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