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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.
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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 Gasoline on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube at the links below.https://www.facebook.com/GRANOLAandGASOLINEhttps://www.instagram.com/granolaandgasoline/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX_F742RsJRvOhlmv87VQ-AIf you have a question or an idea for a future episode, use this link to send it to us.https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/suggest-help-article/Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.Instagram® is a registered trademark of Instagram, LLCiPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.Patagonia® is a registered trademark of PATAGONIA, INC.Ski-Doo® is a registered trademark of Bombardier Inc.Toyota® is a registered trademark of Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha TA Toyota Motor CorporationYouTube® is a registered trademark of Google Inc.Unless noted, trademarks are the property of Polaris Industries Inc© 2021 Polaris Inc. 
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 Manual.https://www.polaris.com/en-us/owners-manuals/And don’t forget to visit the RANGER and GEM Help Centers to find helpful articles and videos.https://ranger.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/https://gem.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/If you have a question or an idea for a future episode, use this link to send it to us.https://ranger.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/article/KA-02128/Amazon® is a registered trademark of Amazon Technologies, Inc. BMW® is a registered trademark of Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Brammo® is a registered trademark of Brammo Inc. Chrysler® is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC Daimler® is a registered trademark of DAIMLER AG CORPORATIONNISSAN® is a registered trademark of Nissan Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha TA Nissan Motor Co., Ltd Taylor-Dunn® is a registered trademark of Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing Co. TESLA® is a registered trademark of TESLA, INC.Unless noted, trademarks are the property of Polaris Industries Inc© 2021 Polaris Inc.
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, track studding and a whole lot more.Make sure to consult your Owner’s Manual for complete maintenance information.https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/owners-manuals/Model-specific videos detailing the track tension inspection and adjustment procedures plus skag replacement can be found on the Polaris Snowmobiles YouTube channel and the Polaris Snowmobiles Help Center.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc21o3x3-P_ehovL2Vl2EuAhttps://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/And use the link below to shop for track studs. Make sure to use the vehicle fitment tool at the top of the page.https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/shop/accessories/tracks-studs/stud-traction-control/ 
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 links:https://general.polaris.com/en-us/shop/apparel/https://ranger.polaris.com/en-us/shop/apparel/https://rzr.polaris.com/en-us/shop/apparel/https://atv.polaris.com/en-us/shop/apparel/3M® is a registered trademark of 3M Company TekVest® is a registered trademark of Tekrider, Inc.
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 link.https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/shop/apparel/3M® is a registered trademark of 3M Company 509® is a registered trademark of Teton Outfitters, LLC FXR® is a registered trademark of Factory Racewear Gore-Tex® is a registered trademark of W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. TekVest® is a registered trademark of Tekrider, Inc. 
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 link.https://lubricants.polaris.com/en-us/shop/garage-shop-supplies/vehicle-care/2881416/If you want specific instructions on how to perform some pre-storage maintenance procedures, make sure to visit the Polaris Help Center site for your vehicle.https://atv.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/https://general.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/https://ranger.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/https://rzr.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/Also look for maintenance videos on the Polaris Off Road and Polaris RZR YouTube channels.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDdBUYepGpSjfY6sYm7Xo8whttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE2Ui62WoWeI4XgMqD4NwmAAnd don’t forget to consult your Owner’s Manual for information specific to your vehicle.https://www.polaris.com/en-us/owners-manuals/ 
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 Polaris Off Road website.https://offroad.polaris.com/en-us/hd-parts/Also make sure to read your Owner’s Manual for proper lifting techniques and other important maintenance information.https://offroad.polaris.com/en-us/owners-manuals/And to find a Polaris Dealer near you, use our online Dealer Locator.https://offroad.polaris.com/en-us/dealer-locator/ 
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 Center.https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/article/KA-02567/For more on Ride Command, visit the Ride Command website.https://ridecommand.polaris.com/en-us/home 
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 do those jobs safely. Before using a winch, make sure to read the Winch Guide found on the Polaris Help Center.https://ranger.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/article/KA-01033/ To learn more about the Sportsman X2, watch the orientation video for the Sportsman X2 570 found on the Polaris Off Road YouTube channel.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsUbyh_DoNg And make sure to read your Owner’s Manual, which can be found online.https://www.polaris.com/en-us/owners-manuals/ 
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 options.Follow the link below to view the entire Polaris snowmobiles lineup.https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/sleds/And use the Help Me Choose Tool to narrow your options.https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/help-me-choose/Use the following link to view the full Timbersled lineup and learn more about each model.https://www.timbersled.com/en-us/snow-bikes/ 
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 Center:https://rzr.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/article/KA-01605/Learn more about Ride Command by visiting the Ride Command website:https://ridecommand.polaris.com/Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth Sig, Inc. 
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.
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 Locator:http://polaris-trailers.com/dealer-locatorYou also can follow Polaris Trailers on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PolarisTrailers/Find more tips on transporting your snowmobile on the Polaris Help Center.https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/article/KA-01136/The Caliber® Trailer Configurator can be found at:http://www.caliberproductsinc.com/POLARIS-Configurator/index.htmlAlcom® is a registered trademark of Alcom, Limited.Caliber® is a registered trademark of Caliber, Inc. 
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. 
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 links:https://www.facebook.com/LeviLaValleeFanPagehttps://www.instagram.com/levi_lavallee/https://www.youtube.com/user/LaValleeIncLoctite® is a registered trademark of Henkel CorporationRed Bull® is a registered trademark of Red Bull GmbH 
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 find a Polaris Trailers Dealer near you, use the Dealer Locator:http://polaris-trailers.com/dealer-locatorYou also can follow Polaris Trailers on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PolarisTrailers/ More trailering tips can be found on the ATV, GENERAL, RANGER and RZR Help Centers.https://atv.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/https://general.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/https://ranger.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/https://rzr.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/Also look for trailering videos on the Polaris Off Road and Polaris RZR YouTube channels:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDdBUYepGpSjfY6sYm7Xo8whttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE2Ui62WoWeI4XgMqD4NwmAAlcom® is a registered trademark of Alcom, Limited. 
Our mountain riding guide concludes with some advice from one of the biggest names in snowmobiling. Chris Burandt tells us how mountain riding is different from trail riding, what the biggest adjustments are for newbies and how to prepare for a ride in the mountains. He also tells us all about Burandt’s Backcountry Adventure, your chance to learn from one of the best.Follow Chris on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube at the following links:https://www.facebook.com/ChrisBurandthttps://www.instagram.com/chrisburandt211/https://twitter.com/chrisburandthttps://www.youtube.com/user/BurandtsBackcountryFind more information about Burandt’s Backcountry Adventure at https://www.burandtsbackcountryadventure.com/. And subscribe to Chris’ podcast, Wide Open with Chris Burandt.Snickers® is a registered trademark of Mars, Incorporated 
New to riding in deep snow? Then get some advice from the pros. Team Polaris athletes Gabrielle Hockley and Dan Adams visit the podcast to teach us the ins and outs of riding in the mountains. Find out what to pack, what you can learn at Dan’s Next Level Riding Clinics and what to look for in a mountain sled. And there are plenty of safety tips sprinkled in.Follow Gabrielle’s content on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube at the following links:https://www.facebook.com/GabrielleHockleyhttps://www.instagram.com/gabriellehockley/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxxSTdckXg2JLfcA9oh08-QFollow Dan at these links:https://www.facebook.com/DanAdamsOGhttps://www.instagram.com/sledneckdan/https://www.youtube.com/user/sledneckdanFor more information on Dan’s Next Level Riding Clinics, visit http://www.nextlevelclinics.com/. 
Do your homework before shopping for new tires or wheels for your Polaris Off-Road Vehicle. Mark Thornburg of Moto Race Tire and Polaris Product Specialist Charlie Olson stop by the podcast to break down everything you should consider before making your decision. Learn how to find the right size, ply and much more for your riding style and riding terrain.See the full range of available wheels and tires on Polaris.com.https://www.polaris.com/en-us/shop/MOTO RACE® is a registered trademark of MOTO TIRE CO
Store That Sled

Store That Sled

2020-03-2512:28

Senior Test Technician John Lundgren tells us everything we need to know about storing our snowmobiles. Learn about what to do when it’s time to put your sled away for the summer – and why to do it. Then we’ll discuss what to do when it’s time for the next riding season.If you want some visuals and more details on postseason maintenance procedures, visit the Polaris Help Center to hear more from John:https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/self-help/article/KA-01130/
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