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The Polaris Podcast

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Brought to you by the Polaris Help Center, the Polaris Podcast is here to make owning a Polaris vehicle even easier. If you're not an expert, it's okay. Tune in monthly as our experts explain a variety of topics, from vehicle care to riding tips. Hear from others who share your passion for outdoor adventures. Reminder: All riders should always wear helmets, eye protection and protective clothing and footwear. Read, understand and follow your Owner's Manual. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Ride within the limits of your own abilities and never engage in stunt or exhibition driving.

Brought to you by the Polaris Help Center, the Polaris Podcast is here to make owning a Polaris vehicle even easier. If you're not an expert, it's okay. Tune in monthly as our experts explain a variety of topics, from vehicle care to riding tips. Hear from others who share your passion for outdoor adventures. Reminder: All riders should always wear helmets, eye protection and protective clothing and footwear. Read, understand and follow your Owner's Manual. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Ride within the limits of your own abilities and never engage in stunt or exhibition driving.

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United States

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Brought to you by the Polaris Help Center, the Polaris Podcast is here to make owning a Polaris vehicle even easier. If you're not an expert, it's okay. Tune in monthly as our experts explain a variety of topics, from vehicle care to riding tips. Hear from others who share your passion for outdoor adventures. Reminder: All riders should always wear helmets, eye protection and protective clothing and footwear. Read, understand and follow your Owner's Manual. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Ride within the limits of your own abilities and never engage in stunt or exhibition driving.

Language:

English


Episodes

RZR Buyer's Guide

2/25/2021
The Off-Road Vehicle Buyer’s Guide series moves to the recreational end of the side-by-side spectrum as we examine the Polaris RZR lineup. RZR Marketing Manager Brittany Astrup joins us to help us figure out which type of RZR is best for our type of riding. She breaks down the 50-inch RZR Trail, the 72-inch RZR Turbo S and everything in between. To view more specs and vehicle information, visit https://rzr.polaris.com. Don’t forget to stop by the RZR Help Center for maintenance tips and...

Duration:00:15:16

Bonus Episode: What’s P.A.S.S. All About?

2/15/2021
It’s a bonus episode! Polaris Senior Control Systems Engineer Jake Minick drops by the podcast to tell us about the new Polaris PIN Activated Security System that can be found on model year 2021 RZR Pro XP models. Read more about P.A.S.S. on the Polaris RZR Help Center. https://rzr.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/article/KA-03019/ And if you have a question or an idea for a future episode, use this link to send us your thoughts: https://rzr.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/email/ Unless noted,...

Duration:00:06:05

Snowmobile Beginner’s Guide, Part II: Julie-Ann Chapman

2/10/2021
Julie-Ann Chapman is a Team Polaris athlete and a well-known snowmobile instructor with a ton of experience teaching new riders. So who better to give us some advice in the second part of our beginner’s guide? We’ll hear all about how she started her business, She Shreds Mountain Adventures, and the sort of lessons and advice she gives to beginners. Learn more or sign up for a clinic by visiting https://www.sheshreds.ca/. While you’re there, check out Julie-Ann’s blog for more tips. You...

Duration:00:26:35

GENERAL Buyer’s Guide

1/29/2021
There’s a lot of information to digest when purchasing an Off-Road Vehicle. So let our experts walk you through your options. This month, we examine the Polaris GENERAL lineup. Evan Schendel from the GENERAL marketing team and David Elia from the GENERAL product team join us to teach us all about the typical uses and riding environments for the crossover side-by-side. They’ll also break down the differences between the GENERAL 1000 and the GENERAL XP 1000. It’s a generous helping of GENERAL...

Duration:00:37:33

Snowmobile Beginner’s Guide, Part I: Mandy Fabel

1/13/2021
Polaris Ambassador Mandy Fabel is a relative newcomer to the world of snowmobiling. But she’s as passionate about it as anyone. She joins us to tell us how and why she got hooked on snowmobiling and to offer some advice to anyone else who’s new to the sport or thinking about getting into it. Make sure to check out all of Mandy’s content at Granola and Gasoline. Read the blog, listen to the Maritol Podcast and browse their merch. https://granolaandgasoline.com/ You also can find Granola and...

Duration:00:27:41

It’s Electric: Understanding RANGER EV, GEM and Other Polaris Electric Vehicles

1/8/2021
If you’re new to electric vehicles, you might have some questions. Maybe they're about your RANGER EV. Maybe they're about your GEM. Maybe they're about the Taylor-Dunn vehicle you use at work. Well, our electric vehicle expert has answers. Polaris Technical Support Specialist Justin Bartlett joins us to discuss battery charging, battery maintenance and everything else that goes into owning an electric vehicle. For model-specific maintenance instructions, see your Owner’s...

Duration:00:31:41

Don’t Slack, Check Your Skis and Track

12/14/2020
The winter riding season will be a lot more fun if your snowmobile is in tip-top shape. And that starts with making sure your sled’s skis and track are properly maintained. Polaris lead development technician Corey Omdahl and Polaris senior staff engineer Matt Prusak join us to tell us what to keep an eye on when inspecting our skis and track. And they’ll tell us what that means for our snowmobile’s performance. We’ll learn about ski alignment, ski skags, track tension, track alignment,...

Duration:00:30:08

What to Wear While Riding

11/25/2020
Apparel month rolls on. This time, we’re talking Off-Road Vehicle apparel. Polaris Apparel Product Manager Josh Malz returns to the pod to talk us through our helmet and goggle options and tell us what to look for in a riding jacket or rain gear. It’s everything you need to know before shopping for yourself or doing some holiday shopping for others. The full range of Polaris ORV apparel can be found at the following...

Duration:00:15:57

Gear Up for Snow Season

11/23/2020
November is apparel month on the Polaris Podcast. Maybe you need some new gear for your first snowmobile trip of the season. Or maybe you’re picking out a gift for someone else. Either way, you’ll learn everything you need to know from Polaris Apparel Product Manager Josh Malz. He’ll walk us through the pros and cons of different types of helmets, goggles, jackets, gloves and more. To see the full line of Polaris snowmobile apparel, use the following...

Duration:00:33:45

Put Your Toys Away, It’s Time to Winterize

10/14/2020
If you’re putting your Polaris Off-Road Vehicle away for the winter, make sure you’re doing it correctly. Walt Lavieri from the Polaris Technical Service team joins us to give us some expert guidance. Walt tells us what we mean by “winterize,” when we need to do it and how to do it properly. Fuel treatment, battery care and the ideal storage space all are covered. If you’re looking for fuel stabilizer, you can purchase Polaris Advanced Fuel Treatment at the following...

Duration:00:16:00

A Heavy Duty Discussion on HD Parts

10/1/2020
The Polaris HD Parts lineup is geared toward Off-Road Vehicle riders in need of even greater durability and enhanced performance. Not sure if you fall into that category? Want to know more? Then let’s hear from some experts. Polaris Service Manger Clint Johnson, Product Leader Pat Cron and Category Manager Matt Miller drop by the podcast to tell us everything we need to know about HD Parts, from what parts are available to real-world use cases. To learn more about HD Parts, visit the...

Duration:00:19:07

Get to Know the 7S Display

9/14/2020
One of the most exciting new features for model year 2021 Polaris snowmobiles is the 7S display. To learn more about it, we chat with Matt Schiller, a Polaris Product Owner from the Ride Command team. Matt tells us about what went into the development of the 7S and how it integrates with your Ride Command account. And we’ll hear about the improved mapping function and new features like SmartWarmers. For more on the 7S display, visit the Polaris Snowmobiles Help...

Duration:00:12:36

Putting Your ORV to Work

9/8/2020
Your Polaris Off-Road Vehicle is great for recreation. But it also comes in pretty handy when it comes to work. If you’re thinking about getting an ORV for utility purposes, this is your primer. Polaris Product Leader Derek Zimney discusses how he uses his RANGER side-by-side on his hobby farm. Then Polaris Technical Publications Supervisor Ryan Schommer tells us how he uses his Sportsman ATV to help with landscaping and plowing snow. We’ll learn what we can use our vehicles for and how to...

Duration:00:22:06

Help! I Need a Snowmobile or Snow Bike

8/10/2020
If you’re in the market for a new snowmobile or snow bike, you have a lot of options. At times, it’s an overwhelming amount of options. Don’t let those choices intimidate you, though. On this episode, we break down the Polaris snowmobiles and Timbersled lineups. Chris Wolf, the President of Polaris Snowmobiles, walks us through the questions we should be asking ourselves when shopping for a new sled. Then Timbersled Product Specialist Brett Blaser is back to educate us on our snow bike...

Duration:00:29:14

Come on and Take a Group Ride

7/29/2020
Taking your ORV for a ride with friends? You might want to try out the Group Ride function on your Ride Command system. Before you do, listen to this conversation with Matt Schiller, a Polaris Product Owner on the Ride Command team. Matt answers your questions about the new Vehicle 2 Vehicle connection option, Bluetooth® tethering, using the Ride Command app and what’s available on the web. For more on using Group Ride, including instructions, visit the Polaris Help...

Duration:00:18:12

Bonus Episode: Let's Learn About RideReady

7/28/2020
Polaris has launched RideReady, an all-new service platform designed to make servicing your vehicle easier than ever. Learn more about the platform, how to use it and how it came to be in this discussion with Doug Koch and Cathie Tidball of the Polaris RideReady team. For more on RideReady, visit https://www.ridereadyservice.com.

Duration:00:15:08

Trailering Your Sled the Right Way

7/27/2020
If you’re planning your first snowmobile trip, you’ll need a trailer. And you’ll need to know how to load that trailer. We talk to Dan Mills, the Director of Sales for Alcom® and Polaris Trailers, about snowmobile trailer options. Then we chat with Brandon Lee, the Technical Training Manager at Polaris, about the proper way to secure our sleds to our trailer. To learn more about Polaris Trailers, visit http://polaris-trailers.com/. To find a Polaris Trailers Dealer near you, use the Dealer...

Duration:00:17:18

Tackling the Trails on Your ORV

6/18/2020
Polaris Senior Project Leader and ATV Safety Institute instructor Amanda Graus tells us everything we need to know before hitting the trails on our Off-Road Vehicles. It’s all of the basics, from legal requirements to trail etiquette to what to pack. To learn more about proper ATV safety, visit the ASI’s website: https://atvsafety.org/ And to learn more about Polaris Adventures, visit: https://adventures.polaris.com/ Google® is a registered trademark of Google, Inc.

Duration:00:16:35

Snowmobile Trail Riding Guide with Levi LaVallee

6/9/2020
From snocross to setting world records to winning X Games gold medals, Levi LaVallee has done just about everything on a snowmobile. This month, the Team Polaris athlete stops by the podcast to talk about what started it all, riding on the trails of Minnesota. If you’re new to the sport or new to the trails, there’s no one better to learn from than a pro. Follow Levi’s content on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube at the following...

Duration:00:23:33

Happy Trailering to You and Your ORV

5/18/2020
Getting to the trails usually means loading up a trailer. And there’s a lot more involved in loading up that trailer than simply driving your vehicle up a ramp. First, we talk with Dan Mills, the Director of Sales for Alcom® and Polaris Trailers, about how to pick out the right trailer for your needs. Then Polaris Service Engineer Tim Nelson is back to tell us how to properly secure our vehicles to that trailer. To learn more about Polaris Trailers, visit http://polaris-trailers.com/. To...

Duration:00:36:48