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Hey everyone I’m new to the side by side world and am looking at the KRX 1000. I was wondering if any of you could tell me how they handle on tight wooded trails. I live in western Pennsylvania so it’s 90% wooded trails here. Also, I would like to know and pros and cons of the machines and any problems you guys may have had with the machine. Would also like to know what kind of belt life you guys are getting. Thanks!
 

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Hey everyone I’m new to the side by side world and am looking at the KRX 1000. I was wondering if any of you could tell me how they handle on tight wooded trails. I live in western Pennsylvania so it’s 90% wooded trails here. Also, I would like to know and pros and cons of the machines and any problems you guys may have had with the machine. Would also like to know what kind of belt life you guys are getting. Thanks!
I live in Alabama and we too have many tight wooded trails. This is comparing where I ride vs. the same trails taken in a jd gator and a kawi mule xc.The biggest problem is the width of the machine and getting slapped with limbs you can’t dodge. The second biggest problem is the turning radius. You will never be able to make a 90 deg turn without doing a 3 point turn which makes the h gate shifter a must. As far as everything else it is awesome. You can roll over rocks others have to dodge. I have never had mine above 20mph on a trail ride and when others go to 4wd I can still creep along in 2 high. I do recommend removing the primary clutch spring to make ride a lot quieter and reducing the rpm at slower speeds.
 

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Welcome! The KRX was (is) my first UTV as well, so I don't have a lot of comparison to offer. I can tell you I haven't regretted it one bit. Most early 2020 year quirks were quickly remedied by Kawasaki for the 2021 models, and without regurgitating the forum please keep reading and exploring this site. None of the issues posted or you'd find here would ever keep me from buying or worrying about compared to other manufacturers.

Power steering will help you in low speed tight trail riding, and there are virtually no belt issues as engagement is different from other manufacturers.

You're here for a reason. You have excellent taste in a superiorly-engineered machine. You've already created a username. You have only one more thing to do...
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
The KRX is a big girl, although it looks much bigger than it really is. It's only 4" wider than the RZR and Canam, it just looks way bigger. It will fit/go anywhere the 64" machines go with ease, unless there is a width restriction on the trail. The KRX is only 1" taller even though, again, it looks much taller.
Guess what I'm trying to say is, if there are a bunch of RZR XP's and Canam X3's riding those trails, the KRX will be able to do the same.
I still haven't heard of anyone having belt issues on this machine. Not something you really need to worry about.
 

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If you plan on riding any state parks you need a smaller machine. Pa has a width and weight limit and the KRX exceeds both.
Yes I’m not sure how many state parks I will be riding in. Marienville is the closets state trails to me.
 

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Yes I’m not sure how many state parks I will be riding in. Marienville is the closets state trails to me.
I live in WPA also, I have a 2021 KRX and absolutely love it. It is my 3rd side x side. I’m glad I got it, no regrets. The KRX is too wide for Marienville, 64” limit. I’ve had no problems on tight trails here, goes everywhere I want to.
 
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