Yes there are things that need to be greased. But if the bushings get water in them, which they will, the grease will push it out. I have never had a problem with wheel bearings in 23 years. I have never replaced a belt in 23 years. You need to drive a cvt rig a little differently than a torque converter in that when you take off you need to give it enough gas to start moving. You can't just give it gas and just let it sit still and if you are going slow you need to use low.
The Honda 700 doesn't have a low range which it needs.
It also doesn't have turf mode.
I did replace a set of bushings on the rear of my Ace but none of my other rigs have needed it.
Did you drive the Pioneer 500 and the Ranger 500 on anything other than pavement or smooth hard pack?
If you could drive both on a trail with bumps and hills, especially side hills, etc you will get a better idea of the differences.
2017 Ranger 900 XP
2015 Ace 570
Last edited by Rockit401; 02-10-2019 at 06:05 PM.