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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

Let’s Talk Batteries

9/13/2021
Curious about your Off-Road Vehicle’s battery? Polaris Service Engineer Guy Bernt returns to the podcast to teach us the basics. Learn about the different types of batteries found in Polaris ORVs, how to maximize your battery’s lifespan and how to safely perform battery maintenance. For more battery info, including diagrams and a video featuring Guy, read the Battery Charging and Maintenance article on the Polaris Help...

Duration:00:17:43

All Things Drive Belt

8/16/2021
This month, we turn our focus to the drive belt on our Polaris Off-Road Vehicles. And our resident expert is back. Polaris Senior Staff Clutching Engineer Amery Kuhl teaches us about how and where we ride affects our belts, what to look for when we’re inspecting our belts and why we recommend using a Polaris belt. For model-specific instructional videos on servicing your vehicle’s drive belt can be found on the Polaris ORV Help Center sites, as well as the Polaris Off Road and Polaris RZR...

Duration:00:28:26

Why and How to Adjust Snowmobile Suspension

8/10/2021
Learn all the basics about adjusting the suspension on your snowmobile. Polaris staff engineers Matt Prusak and Mike Hedlund join us on the podcast to tell us why and how to make suspension adjustments. To learn more, check out this article, which includes videos, from the Polaris Snowmobiles Help Center: https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/article/KA-02805/ The Polaris Snowmobiles Help Center and Polaris Snowmobiles YouTube channel are great resources for maintenance and...

Duration:00:21:41

What Goes into Maintenance?

7/19/2021
Part of Off-Road Vehicle ownership is keeping up with routine maintenance. Get a better idea of what that entails from this conversation with Polaris Service Engineers Guy Bernt and Tim Nelson. They discuss what goes into basic maintenance and why it’s important for our vehicles. Make sure to take advantage of our online maintenance resources like Owner’s Manuals, the Polaris ORV Help Center sites, and the Polaris Off Road and Polaris RZR YouTube...

Duration:00:40:02

An Intro to Timbersled

7/6/2021
If you’re curious about the world of snow biking, you’ll enjoy this conversation with Timbersled Product Specialist Brock Bolin. Brock tells us the basics about snow biking, Timbersled, what ownership entails and his favorite models and riding locations. For more information on Timbersled, visit Timbersled.com and take advantage of resources like the Try Timbersled page, the Help Me Choose tool, and the Dealer Locator. Contact the Timbersled Product Pros at 888-588-6326. Also make sure to...

Duration:00:15:21

Break In That Off-Road Vehicle

6/21/2021
If you have a new Off-Road Vehicle, it’s important that you break it in properly. Learn how to do just that from Polaris Service Engineer Charlie Mills. From the engine to the brakes, Charlie helps us get our ORV ownership journey off to the right start. For complete break-in and maintenance information, make sure to consult your Owner’s Manual. https://www.polaris.com/en-us/owners-manuals/ Read more about break-in and other topics on the Polaris Help...

Duration:00:14:29

Creating the Ideal Garage for Your Sled

6/14/2021
You have the snowmobile. But what do you need to go with it? Polaris Service Engineer Hunter Miller is back to tell us what the ideal garage space looks like, plus what tools, replacement parts, fluids and other supplies to stock it with. For full maintenance instructions, make sure to consult your Owner’s Manual. Also visit the Polaris Snowmobiles Help Center and Polaris Snowmobiles YouTube channel to learn more about your...

Duration:00:15:36

Winches 101

5/31/2021
Learn everything you need to know about Polaris winches from Polaris Winch Project Leader Jeremiah Johnstun. Jeremiah tells us why we might want to add a winch to our Off-Road Vehicles, how to figure out which winch to buy and how to use a winch safely. Make sure to review the winch guidelines, instructions and safety warnings found in your Owner’s Manual and on the Polaris Help Center. Always wear eye protection and heavy gloves when operating the winch and always use the hook strap when...

Duration:00:37:53

Why Your Sled’s Belt Matters

5/12/2021
It’s time for a deep dive into all things related to the drive belt on a Polaris snowmobile. Polaris Senior Staff Clutching Engineer Amery Kuhl makes his return to the podcast to teach us about the importance of the belt to our sleds, how we can ensure a long belt lifespan and what goes into designing and testing a Polaris belt. For model-specific instructional videos on servicing your belt, visit the Polaris Snowmobiles Help Center and Polaris Snowmobiles YouTube...

Duration:00:25:16

RANGER Buyer's Guide

4/22/2021
It’s the final episode of our Buyer’s Guide series. This month’s focus is on the Polaris RANGER lineup. RANGER Marketing Manager Anna Abbott joins us to break down the difference between mid-size and full-size models and to tell us just why RANGER is known as the hardest-working and smoothest-riding UTV out there. For more information and to view the entire RANGER lineup, visit ranger.polaris.com. To learn more about RANGER ownership and maintenance, visit the RANGER Help Center and the...

Duration:00:21:25

Breaking Down How to Break In Your Sled

4/8/2021
A proper break-in is a huge part of snowmobile ownership. Polaris Service Engineer Hunter Miller joins the podcast to tell us what it all means and how to do it properly. We’ll learn about the break-in process for our engine, drive belt, QuickDrive belt and track. For more information on break-in and other maintenance procedures, visit the Polaris Snowmobiles Help Center and Polaris Snowmobiles YouTube...

Duration:00:16:40

ATV Buyer’s Guide

3/22/2021
Our Buyer’s Guide series continues with a look at the Polaris ATV lineup. Scott Taylor from the Polaris ATV product team and Evan Schendel from the Polaris ATV marketing team help us understand our options. We’ll learn why some riders prefer the ATV riding experience to a side-by-side, how to know what engine size is the right one, and the difference between a Sportsman and a Scrambler. To see specs and more vehicle information, visit atv.polaris.com. Don’t forget to stop by the ATV Help...

Duration:00:38:13

What’s New for ’22, Part II

3/10/2021
The annual model year special rolls on. In Part II, we learn about the Patriot Boost engine, the Timbersled lineup and changes to Ride Command through conversations with Polaris Engine Program Leader Derek Zimney (1:09), Timbersled Product Line Director Josh Leonard (9:36) and Polaris Digital Product Leader Matt Schiller (18:40). To learn more about the Polaris Snowmobiles and Timbersled lineups and for full SnowCheck details, visit Snowmobiles.Polaris.com and Timbersled.com. If you have a...

Duration:00:28:10

What’s New for ’22, Part I

3/9/2021
It’s Part I of the annual model year special. Learn about everything that’s new in model year 2022 for Polaris Snowmobiles and Timbersled. We’re joined by Chris Wolf, the President of Polaris Snowmobiles and Timbersled (1:12), Director of Sales Scott Kuklock (9:38) and Polaris Snowmobiles Director of Product Planning Marty Sampson (12:03). They’ll fill us in on SnowCheck details and some of the new models. To learn more about the Polaris Snowmobiles and Timbersled lineups and for full...

Duration:00:28:06

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