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My New (to Me) XP1000

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Just picked up a 21 XP1000 in great shape.

Wheel Tire Vehicle Snow Car

She is going to replace my 2016 RZR 900 Trail. I'm excited to have heat and a windshield lol. This will be a camping/ trail rig in the summer and a snow plow machine in the winter. I already have some lights, switch panels, and a few other accessories ordered. Maybe a headache rack and bed cover will be on the list as well.

Not pictured is a set of Polaris tracks. Hoping they will up my ice fishing game this winter.

That being said I do have a couple questions:
-Are the Polaris LED Headlights worth it?
-Is the reverse gear the weak link I hear it is?
-Any 'Must Have" accessories? Interior storage, exterior parts, engine upgrades, ect....
-Anyone have experience with some of the larger power V plows? Thinking about upgrading from a straight blade..

In any case I have been lurking for a little while and appreciate all the write ups folks have left. Thanks all!
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The reverse chain (not a gear set) can be a weak link. Just don't pull and yank on stuff in reverse, and you likely will never have an issue. The problem is if you don't know this ahead of time, abusing it in reverse can cause the chain to break, which can then snowball into an expensive transmission if not careful. If you need to pull on something, tie it to the rear and pull in L. Use your winch (if equipted) to pull yourself and your load forward instead of hooking your winch to what you want to pull and then using reverse.
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