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My first Ranger

Discussion in 'Full Size: 500, Pre 2005 Model Years' started by GaryL, Apr 26, 2016.

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  1. GaryL

    GaryL Gary Moderator

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    My first Ranger was a 2004 500. I drove it for 10 years and sold it when I upgraded. It was a very dependable ride and it
    served me well
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    mtimesplitter167 Mike SXS Nation Expert

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    They say the purple ones was the best.:)
     
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    Oh, they certainly turned purple if you bought the camo! I kept my in the garage, but didn't help.
     
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    That purple turned a lot of people away from the camp for quite a long time haha.
     
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    mtimesplitter167 Mike SXS Nation Expert

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    10 years is a long time.
     
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    Amazing on how far they have come!
     
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    2013 XP 800 Ranger, Three 2017 Polaris 570 Full Sizes. All subjected to hard ranch work, long hours and rough conditions. 5 years or bust!

    Taking a step back in the time machine!

    I too have a soft spot for my old 700..... But after driving customer machines, It'd be a little hard to go back to one, The suspensions sure are not on par with what's available today.
     
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    Never gave a thought to newer machines, but thinking PS would be a great add on! That and new suspension pieces!
     
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    Sure was..and it ran great for the whole ten years! Later on it became our "work" Ranger, as we got into using our Crew for most of the trail riding.
     
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