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Hey everyone. New to the ace game. Seems like I heard of the ace years ago but my cousin recently rented an ace rs1 and that got me thinking...
First off I apologize, this post got really long.... :oops:
Since moving out to an area where we can Access trails from our back yard we have been getting into ohv's. It started with one 4 wheeler, (1984 Suzuki lt125), then a second one (2000Suzuki Quadrunner 250 4x4), then selling the first and adding a 98 quadrunner to the mix. So basically I would ride the 4x4 with my daughter on the back (with a storage box/seat, it's legal where I live) and my wife would ride the 98.
My wife, who grew up riding dirt bikes, but hadn't ridden in 20 years then decided she wanted a dirt bike instead of the atv... I tried to talk her out of it, but we finally got her a yamaha ttr125 to start....
She claimed to love it buy never wanted to go riding. "The trails are too rocky".... That's pretty much what we have around here, rocky trails or sand, and she doesn't like riding in sand either...

About this time my daughter was getting a little big for both of us (me, 6'2", 240lb, her a taller than average 12 year old) to be riding on a 260cc atv so I started looking for an upgrade. It came down to a 2 up atv, or a 50" rzr. Long rides on an atv bother my arm, old injury (cut to the bone), so I decided on an rzr, despite never even having ridden in one... I mean, they wouldn't be killing the atv industry if they sucked, right?
So, we picked up a 2019 rzr 900 trail. Completely stick but added a half windshield and winch at the dealer, then a jemco storage box later. We quickly found that a half windshield sucks on 30f days, so added a full windshield and put the half away for summer.
Then, one day I made the mistake of letting my wife drive my rzr. She lived it, and wanted to get a second one.
Unfortunately that just wasn't possible, as there is no way to get a double axle trailer where we park out trailer, it has to be parked with a trailer dolly due to a tight 90° turn, and I couldn't find a single axle trailer with the capacity to carry two rzr's, even 50" models...

So, this brings me back to my cousin renting the rs1, and rediscovering the ace... not an rs1, but a 48" wide ace is light enough that a single axle trailer can carry it and a 50" rzr, and short enough that it can go sideways on a 5' trailer (with angled side rails), it's 48" width plus my 9' long rzr 900 trail both fit on a 14' trailer. It's like it was made for us... So the search was on for an ace.
The 325 was right out, it might keep up with my rzr 900 on tight trails most of the time, but not on the long stretches of dirt road we sometimes take between trails.
Ideally I wanted a 570, but after months of looking all we were seeing were high milage 325's for $5-$7k.... A 500 popped up once in a while but was always gone before we even got a chance to call.... We even resorted to looking up to 600-700 miles away in hopes of finding something... Apparently all the aces are on the east coast.... Driving 1200 miles to get one was out of the question....
Then a 900sp came up locally. Not just local but a 20 minute drive away... I had not heard of the 900sp so I had to look it up, but found it would work because it was the same size as a 570.
It had a winch, front and rear windshield, lower doors, aluminum roof, 26" bighorn 2.0's, even a polaris overhead sound system.... For $8500... That was a little over our initial budget, but since we wouldn't have to add anything to it, we went for it....

And wow. I think I understand why they only made this for 1 year. It really is too much. But in a good way imo. It's just not the kind of machine I would loan out to an inexperienced rider... We are taking it slow to learn it's limits so as to stay within them, but we can already see we are going to have a LOT of fun with this machine!
Here it is with my rzr. It really is to bar they stopped making the 48" wide versions. I can see w second one in our future when my daughter decides she doesn't want to ride with me anymore...
Hopefully there are still a few people around in case I have any questions or issues down the road....
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You can never have too much :) Welcome to the family! Sadly i think i joined a bit too late too. I didnt even hear of them until late 2019. I got a ACE 900 SP luckily in April 2020 this dealership in North Carolina was dumping them for 6399 stock. . luckily there are a lot of threads already for troubleshooting. I love my 900 ACE - it goes everywhere i point it. my girlfriend loves hers, which i got her after she flipped off my sportman and crunching her head on a rock and getting a concussion. She was "just going to get firewood". i felt so bad first day of our camping trip. I feel much better now that she has the cage. I guess im one of the few ACE afficianado's. you guys look great. Don't do this to your ACE (my girlfriend is really special, she will find a way)

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You can never have too much :) Welcome to the family! Sadly i think i joined a bit too late too. I didnt even hear of them until late 2019. I got a ACE 900 SP luckily in April 2020 this dealership in North Carolina was dumping them for 6399 stock. . luckily there are a lot of threads already for troubleshooting. I love my 900 ACE - it goes everywhere i point it. my girlfriend loves hers, which i got her after she flipped off my sportman and crunching her head on a rock and getting a concussion. She was "just going to get firewood". i felt so bad first day of our camping trip. I feel much better now that she has the cage. I guess im one of the few ACE afficianado's. you guys look great. Don't do this to your ACE (my girlfriend is really special, she will find a way)

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Im late to the game too. Lotta fun but aftermarket is slim. I have the 900xc! Enjoy!
 

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Hey everyone. New to the ace game. Seems like I heard of the ace years ago but my cousin recently rented an ace rs1 and that got me thinking...
First off I apologize, this post got really long.... :oops:
Since moving out to an area where we can Access trails from our back yard we have been getting into ohv's. It started with one 4 wheeler, (1984 Suzuki lt125), then a second one (2000Suzuki Quadrunner 250 4x4), then selling the first and adding a 98 quadrunner to the mix. So basically I would ride the 4x4 with my daughter on the back (with a storage box/seat, it's legal where I live) and my wife would ride the 98.
My wife, who grew up riding dirt bikes, but hadn't ridden in 20 years then decided she wanted a dirt bike instead of the atv... I tried to talk her out of it, but we finally got her a yamaha ttr125 to start....
She claimed to love it buy never wanted to go riding. "The trails are too rocky".... That's pretty much what we have around here, rocky trails or sand, and she doesn't like riding in sand either...

About this time my daughter was getting a little big for both of us (me, 6'2", 240lb, her a taller than average 12 year old) to be riding on a 260cc atv so I started looking for an upgrade. It came down to a 2 up atv, or a 50" rzr. Long rides on an atv bother my arm, old injury (cut to the bone), so I decided on an rzr, despite never even having ridden in one... I mean, they wouldn't be killing the atv industry if they sucked, right?
So, we picked up a 2019 rzr 900 trail. Completely stick but added a half windshield and winch at the dealer, then a jemco storage box later. We quickly found that a half windshield sucks on 30f days, so added a full windshield and put the half away for summer.
Then, one day I made the mistake of letting my wife drive my rzr. She lived it, and wanted to get a second one.
Unfortunately that just wasn't possible, as there is no way to get a double axle trailer where we park out trailer, it has to be parked with a trailer dolly due to a tight 90° turn, and I couldn't find a single axle trailer with the capacity to carry two rzr's, even 50" models...

So, this brings me back to my cousin renting the rs1, and rediscovering the ace... not an rs1, but a 48" wide ace is light enough that a single axle trailer can carry it and a 50" rzr, and short enough that it can go sideways on a 5' trailer (with angled side rails), it's 48" width plus my 9' long rzr 900 trail both fit on a 14' trailer. It's like it was made for us... So the search was on for an ace.
The 325 was right out, it might keep up with my rzr 900 on tight trails most of the time, but not on the long stretches of dirt road we sometimes take between trails.
Ideally I wanted a 570, but after months of looking all we were seeing were high milage 325's for $5-$7k.... A 500 popped up once in a while but was always gone before we even got a chance to call.... We even resorted to looking up to 600-700 miles away in hopes of finding something... Apparently all the aces are on the east coast.... Driving 1200 miles to get one was out of the question....
Then a 900sp came up locally. Not just local but a 20 minute drive away... I had not heard of the 900sp so I had to look it up, but found it would work because it was the same size as a 570.
It had a winch, front and rear windshield, lower doors, aluminum roof, 26" bighorn 2.0's, even a polaris overhead sound system.... For $8500... That was a little over our initial budget, but since we wouldn't have to add anything to it, we went for it....

And wow. I think I understand why they only made this for 1 year. It really is too much. But in a good way imo. It's just not the kind of machine I would loan out to an inexperienced rider... We are taking it slow to learn it's limits so as to stay within them, but we can already see we are going to have a LOT of fun with this machine!
Here it is with my rzr. It really is to bar they stopped making the 48" wide versions. I can see w second one in our future when my daughter decides she doesn't want to ride with me anymore...
Hopefully there are still a few people around in case I have any questions or issues down the road....
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Welcome
I rarely come on here anymore,I joined when I first got my 16 900SP also,but just like most forums I belong to most everyone has moved to Facebook groups,not much action going on in here.If you want to unleash more horsepower buy a tuner.
Here's before and after video of mine,everything stock except snorkel,if I remember correctly it took my 0-60 time from around 17 seconds to 9-10 seconds
 
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