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Odes experience

Discussion in 'Odes Nation' started by Chick, Mar 12, 2019.

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  1. Chick

    Chick Charles SXS Nation Rookie

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    2018 Odes Comrade

    What has been your experience with Odes. Mike Smith or the Comrade?
     
  2. Chick

    Chick Charles SXS Nation Rookie

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    Is there no one that has any experience with Odes?
     
  3. Curt

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    There’s quite a few odes guys here, not sure why they aren’t responding.
     
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    Odes EH Ray SXS Nation Rookie

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    2015 Odes Dominator 800 2x

    I am enjoying mine.
    Don't know much about sxs in general, so no area for comparison.

    Am I concerned about my machine if something goes wrong or need a part?
    From what I have seen yes, as there are not many dealers available for instant parts. Any place I speak to asking about Odes parts the standard type of answer is "oh it's that Chinese thing" & "we don't carry any parts".

    Found a guy that sells Odes new and does have access for parts (got my snow blade, oil filters from him) but he is over 2 hours away, so again, if I need something will have to schedule a time to pick it up or pay a bit for delivery. Either way can't go to a local ATV / UTV dealer for help.

    I found my unit used at a great price for a 800cc machine with very little mileage. Price I paid was near the same for a used name brand ATV.
    I am handy and like to fix things myself, so perhaps getting the Odes was good for me.
    Looking forward to spring to play more. Snow clearing duty is over for my Odes.
     
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    robmic67 Robert SXS Nation Rookie

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    Mine has been great so far. I love mine. Sadly, I travel a lot so only get to use it a couple times a month but when I do its hard and lots of miles.
     
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    Oldguy Randy SXS Nation Regular

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    Got mine as a 2017 hold over. Put a Denali 72" plow on it for snow. Am slowly finding out some parts interchange. Can-Am c.v. boots, taking mine in for the 50 hr service, going to be brain picking as to what else does. No real problems, c.v. boot, but that's common. The dealer I bought from closed so , the. Closest place is over w hours away as well. Sorry about the slow response, were working a lot of o.t. and I don't spend much time online then.
     
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    jweese1 Jack SXS Nation Rookie

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    Bought mine used. After I got it home, the trans. wouldn't shift into reverse or park. The guy I bought it from told me it was the linkage and it needed adjusted. Wrong, took it to a dealer, he told me the trans. was bad, $1800 to put in a new one. I took it home and ran it around in low and high to places I didn't need reverse. I went out to the garage one day and was going to ride, when I got in the shifter was in park. Imagine my amazement. My grandson was the last one that drove it. I quizzed him and he told me it just went in to park. He didn't know that it had never been in park as long as I had it. What happened? I have no idea but it has been working fine ever since. Other than that, I really like the machine.
     
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    mattj Matt SXS Nation Rookie

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    I've only had my late 2013 dominator for a few months. I have found a few concerning things. The crank case vent was inadequate, wiring harness secured to frame with metal hose clamps. Other than that I am extremely pleased with the thing. I just inspected the CVT belt. Its got a cvtech secondary and cvtech belt. Ready for some summer riding!
     
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    Oh, and most Rhino parts are very close to 1st gen dominator chassis parts. Anything running a Rotax 800 twin (Can-Am Commander) will have parts for a dominator motor. Just research your specific part and 9 times out of 10 you can find it on either a Rhino or Commander. That's why they call these thing Chinos!
     
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