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I am looking to up grade from the preddy could you guys who have outlaws give me some
good and bads for each I think I would like the s vs the irs I think the chain would be better due to mud rocks and other sharp things cutting the boots. What are some of the things I should look for when buying one thanks guys
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Tell us how you ride and what conditions, and we will help.........
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Its been my experience that sharp things dont really damage the boots, they are pretty well protected. I had one wear out in probably 100 hours of riding, and its a pretty easy fix.
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I'd also say...

Sand dunes, open desert or moto-x, get the swinger

ALL other trails, mud, rocks, rough stuff, the IRS is a winner for sure. Its such a difference swapping between the Pred and Outlaw, the Predator feels so much more squirrel after riding the Outlaw.

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You are already comfortable riding an "S" so I would say stay with it unless it has not been working for you in your conditions.  I can tell you this, you will be able to ride harder and longer on the IRS if you primarily trail ride.  The IRS will allow you to go through and over stuff you could not on a straight axle.
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yup i love both. the irs is amazing in the rough stuff. i really do not mind the handling being different than an sra. in my area of wide open rough stuff i was and am perfectly happy with irs. the only gripe i have is the amount of maintaining the rear drive takes. otherwise both are great and i say what ever you get a good deal on you will enjoy. just make sure which ever one you get is low hour and well maintained or it can sour you on any machine. there is no question a sra is lighter, has less moving wear parts and will turn and handle better lower and flatter than an irs, if you are in an area with wide open riding and you widen and lower that irs out to about 52 inches power sliding and turning on a dime is also right there. if you are in tight stuff though and need to keep it narrow well the irs will never quite whip around in as tight a spot as a sra. i am not saying it cannot be done they just tend to push a little more and hook up under almost all conditions. a stiffer sway bar helps with that immensely.
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If you want a smooth ride and incredible ground clearance; get the IRS.

If you want a machine that handles well, is lighter, requires less maintenance, is faster (less parasitic loss), and give you a TON more wheel/tire choices; get the SRA.

The only downfall I see to the SRA is the poor airbox.  If it tells you anything, I had 4 IRS machines at one time.  I now have zero IRS machines and two SRA machines.

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My riding is mostly coal banks coal roads and mud I am used to the rough ride of the straight axle that's all I ever rode next question is what are some of the wear parts I should check when I find one i found a couple of irs for sale but no s if anybody knows of an s for sale in eastern pa let me know thanks guys
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The rear end of the IRS can be a pain to maintain.  Although I believe RockyMountain has the entire rear end assembly for under 400 shipped which is a steal.  If you are looking at one, drive it slow and listen for any clicking noises when turning as this mean the inner hub is more than likely grooved.  If you put A-Arm guards on the rear you will probably never have issues with the boots as long as you do not coat them in chain lube.  Just like an "S" grab a hold of the sprocket and brake rotor and see if there is any play as that means the carrier/hub bearings are bad and they can be a pain to change.

Like Nick and the others stated...we all pretty much loved the cushy ride but hated the maintenance.

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I love my irs but I live in mass with tight rough trails. I am getting older and the irs is much easier on my body. I can ride harder longer than on the yfz. I also have mine set up to where it handles excellent. It is more maintenance but worth it. If you are not hitting any rough spots or don't need the clearance then get an s
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IRS !!! Damn thing almost thinks it's 4WD.

There's a great one for sale on here.

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there was a nice irs for sale here from pa, george's but it sold. i do not think there is any outlaws for sale on the site right now, or at least no threads for one. post them up if there are, there is a few of us guys looking for an outlaw right now.
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I am leaning towards the 525s I am willing to drive not cross country although that would be nice to maybe meet some great people on this sight but wife won't let me take that much time away from work so if you guys know of any well maintained 525s for sale please let me know thanks again
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There are a couple here in New Mexico for sale in the $3500 range. I'll see if I can find some links.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-Polaris-Outlaw-525-S-Brand-New-/201042114311?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2ecf0b3707&item=201042114311&pt=ATVs
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that $6,500 one that is "brand new" just road around a little, is nuts. talk about twice what it is worth.
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2014 POLARIS RZR 4 900 EPS
2012 POLARIS RZR 4 900 XP
2008 POLARIS RZR 800
2008 POLARIS OUTLAW 525S LE
2007 POLARIS OUTLAW 525 IRS
2000 400 RCR TWO STROKE SCRAMBLER
2001 400 TWO STROKE SCRAMBLER
2005 SKI DOO 1000 TWO STROKE SAND SLED
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Are you looking for a stock(ish) machine, or one with goodies all ready on it?
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I've never ridden an Outlaw IRS (my cousin has one so maybe I will some time), but based on experience with other IRS models (mostly 4x4), I'd stick with the S for reasons already mentioned above.  I can ride my S all day long so being more comfortable or whatever on the IRS means nothing to me.
I needed a 4x4 and went with the Scrambler 500 to avoid IRS that almost all newer 4x4s have. 

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Stock it doesn't have to all the bells and whistles it just needs to be in or near PA
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I've never ridden an Outlaw IRS (my cousin has one so maybe I will some time), but based on experience with other IRS models (mostly 4x4), I'd stick with the S for reasons already mentioned above.  I can ride my S all day long so being more comfortable or whatever on the IRS means nothing to me.
I needed a 4x4 and went with the Scrambler 500 to avoid IRS that almost all newer 4x4s have. 


This is one of those times where your opinion is not worth a darn, without riding an Outlaw IRS. No disrespect intended.

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Birdman, touche. You don't know unless you rode one. Cobra, you will be happy either way. Just look for a low hours machine
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Stock it doesn't have to all the bells and whistles it just needs to be in or near PA


I'll keep an eye out but I have not seen a 525S for a while (or at least one worth owning).

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Quick Craigslist search:

http://york.craigslist.org/sno/4302986927.html


If you've got the cash:
http://frederick.craigslist.org/sno/4345696152.html

http://altoona.craigslist.org/sno/4340529547.html
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Geez...the first link say 09 Outlaw....WRONG...Its an 08.    But still a good find.
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There's not many S models for sale right now. I know when I was looking for my IRS they were everywhere. Now the IRS are all you see. Some of them are at a decent price. 
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Here's one in the Phoenix area that looks pretty nice.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/sno/4341010579.html

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What would be a good offer for the red 525?
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for the 2008 $2500 max for the 09 $3,000 would be my max. i am cheap though and sport machines sell pretty cheap in my area.
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2008 POLARIS RZR 800
2008 POLARIS OUTLAW 525S LE
2007 POLARIS OUTLAW 525 IRS
2000 400 RCR TWO STROKE SCRAMBLER
2001 400 TWO STROKE SCRAMBLER
2005 SKI DOO 1000 TWO STROKE SAND SLED
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Is the red outlaw a 08 or 09 the one that says make offer
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this one is a 2008.

http://york.craigslist.org/sno/4302986927.html

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2008 POLARIS RZR 800
2008 POLARIS OUTLAW 525S LE
2007 POLARIS OUTLAW 525 IRS
2000 400 RCR TWO STROKE SCRAMBLER
2001 400 TWO STROKE SCRAMBLER
2005 SKI DOO 1000 TWO STROKE SAND SLED
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Ok thanks Leo how can you tell the 08 from 09 so I have a little bit of leverage on price
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09 has single headlight, 07 and 08 has dual headlights.
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Compare the listing I posted from Phoenix to the one Leo posted from NY.
The one Leo posted says its a 2009 but it is really a 2008.

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exactly here is the 2009

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/sno/4341010579.html 

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2008 POLARIS RZR 800
2008 POLARIS OUTLAW 525S LE
2007 POLARIS OUTLAW 525 IRS
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2005 SKI DOO 1000 TWO STROKE SAND SLED
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Thanks guys i will see what he has to say
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I'd say you could easily get the S in York for $3,000. I paid $3,500 for my 08 IRS and it came from around the same area. 
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It really depends where you are.  I sold a mint 2008 IRS for $2500 and  I thought that was lucky., I also recently sold a beautiful 2003 Honda 400ex for $1500.  Sport quads are a tough sell right now.
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You sold my old IRS?!?!  Noooooo!!!!  Must be lonely with just you and the KTM in the garage....
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Yes, I'm down to one quad.  I can't believe it. I am now looking for a bike and possibly a sled.
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I can see the sled after the winter we've had this year.  Should be able to pick one up pretty cheap being the "end of season" and all.  Good luck with the dirt skirt hunting!
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here is one on ebay. getting closer to you.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-Polaris-525-Outlaw-/161240875581?forcerrptr=true&hash=item258ab4823d&item=161240875581&pt=ATVs



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MY GREATEST FEAR IS THAT WHEN I DIE MY WIFE WILL SELL MY TOYS FOR WHAT I TOLD HER I HAVE INTO THEM...

2014 POLARIS RZR 4 900 EPS
2012 POLARIS RZR 4 900 XP
2008 POLARIS RZR 800
2008 POLARIS OUTLAW 525S LE
2007 POLARIS OUTLAW 525 IRS
2000 400 RCR TWO STROKE SCRAMBLER
2001 400 TWO STROKE SCRAMBLER
2005 SKI DOO 1000 TWO STROKE SAND SLED
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And eBay has a deal on this month to get any motorcycle shipped in the US for $350. Not sure if it applies to quads or not.
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