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My Polaris Lock n Ride roof arrived today, in the directions it states that Polaris recommends to remove when transporting. I'm not familiar with this system, do you guys remove the lock n ride roofs when trailering or trucking?
 

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That is a great question because I just installed mine last week and already had forgotten that it said that. I'm sure someone has the right answer.
 

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I do not take my top off! I have trailered to 65 mph and stayed on..I always clip a towel or other protectant cover over my lexan windshield..
 

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Thanks, that's good to know taking it off would be a pain, not the taking it off but having to carry it someplace would be tough!!
 

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I hear that!! I have several other machines that have roofs and I don't remove them, but they are clamps with bolts. I'm new to the Lock n Ride squeeze on clamps that Polaris uses....
 

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The canvas roof says that too. I think it's just a disclaimer they throw on there so you can't try and claim a replacement if your stuff blows off or gets damaged from flapping around or whatever on the freeway. I take my chances and haven't lost anything yet.
 

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My flip up windshield on my Wildcat said not to drive with it fully open over 25mph. I can tell you from first hand experience it does just fine open at 60 mph!
 

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I angled the one on my RZR so that when it's fully open, it's nearly flat to the wind, tilted slightly downward.
Never had a problem up to about 45 or so. When I'm going to run it full speed, I close it anyway. Don't want a wind gust catching it and slamming it down. :O
 

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I just got home from a weekend of riding and my lock and ride roof was gone. It blew off somewhere along the way home. Trailering at a 65 MPH top speed. I think the roof needs to be clamped down or taken off when you trailer a RZR. Clamps were still there but the roof was gone. I'm very dissapointed that I wasn't told that this might happen when I purchased this machine 6 weeks ago.
 

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I just got home from a weekend of riding and my lock and ride roof was gone. It blew off somewhere along the way home. Trailering at a 65 MPH top speed. I think the roof needs to be clamped down or taken off when you trailer a RZR. Clamps were still there but the roof was gone. I'm very dissapointed that I wasn't told that this might happen when I purchased this machine 6 weeks ago.
Welcome to the forum, and I am sorry to hear of your loss.
This is a much debated subject. Many people will say they trailered all over the place at high speeds without losing it.
Did you unpack and put the roof on yourself? The installation instructions include warnings about removing it before trailering, but if your dealer put it on for you, then you won't have seen those warnings and your dealer should have told you.

Anyway, hope you have better experiences going forward.
 

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I have never removed my lock'n Ride roof when transporting, so far so good. Little worried now, may install larger washers just to be safe.
 

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Yep, lost my Ace lock-n-fly roof the first time I trailered it!! Polaris does say to remove before trailering to their credit. But I asked on the forum and many said no problem so I tried and lost it, oh well live and learn. The Polaris roofs on my new RZR 900 trails come with two bolts to install if you are going to be leaving the roof on while trailering!! I'll bet we are not the first ones to loose a roof....
 

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When I read that Polaris recommended removing it when trailering, I tied mine on with a large, heavy duty bungee cord. Have not had any issues when towing it with that on.
 

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I do something similar to EllisDee. I secure mine with a couple of ratcheting tie down straps. These are the same type ratcheting straps that I use to secure the Ace to the trailer. My cargo box blew off about two miles from the dealer when I initially purchased the Ace so I am a bit anal about securing things.
 

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Just traveled 800 miles with mine on the trailer and the roof is still attached. Will look at the washers on top, once I get to AZ.
 
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