Polaris RideReady Podcast

Polaris RideReady Podcast

Brought to you by the Polaris Help Center, the RideReady 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.... Show More

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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.

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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.

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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.

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April 2, 2020 24 min

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.

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March 25, 2020 12 min

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:

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March 16, 2020 23 min

It’s almost time to get that Off Road Vehicle out of storage! Before you go for your first ride of the season, make sure to listen this conversation with Polaris Service Engineer Tim Nelson. Tim discusses what to do before you start the engine for the first time, as well as what to watch for after you turn the key. 

Find further storage tips and maintenance procedures in your Owner’s Manual, which is available online here:

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We are on location. Direct from the Spring Sales Meeting in Dallas, Texas, we learn all about the newest designs and features of Polaris snowmobiles and Timbersled. Product Manager Marty Sampson, Senior Test Technician John Lundgren and Product Leader Ben Hanson educate us on the Matryx chassis, QuickDrive2, Ride Command, the 650 Patriot engine and the latest accessories. Then Product Specialist Brett Blaser talks all things Timber...

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February 28, 2020 14 min

Winter can be hard on everything, including your Off Road Vehicle. Polaris Service Engineer Guy Bernt stops by the podcast to share his expertise on a variety of topics, from fuel quality to poor starting to battery maintenance to actually operating your vehicle in the cold and snow. It won’t change the forecast, but it will make your ORV’s life easier in the winter.

Stop by the Polaris Help Center to find more cold weather tips:

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February 25, 2020 27 min

Make the right choice for your snowmobile this winter. Two experts make their return to the podcast to give us some oil and fuel recommendations. First, Polaris Design Engineer Rachel Kendall breaks down what oil we should use in our snowmobiles and why. Then it’s time for some fuel tips from Polaris Technical Trainer and snowmobile enthusiast Tony Verhoeven.

Visit the Polaris Help Center for instructions on changing the fuel type d...

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January 24, 2020 13 min

If you’re new to ice fishing, new to using your Polaris vehicle to go ice fishing or new to all of the above, this is the episode for you. Polaris Product Leaders/Minnesotans/seasoned ice fishermen Matt Anderson and Clint Johnson stop by the podcast to offer tips and suggestions for operating your vehicle on the ice, accessorizing your vehicle and ice fishing safely and efficiently.

Consult your local authorities for ice safety tips...

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It’s the very first snowmobile-centric episode of the podcast! We start 2020 with a lesson from Polaris Service Engineer Neil Kluempke about proper pre-ride inspections. An avid rider himself, Neil tells us not only what we should check before we ride but why. Track, suspension and belt maintenance are among the topics discussed.

Find model-specific pre-ride inspection instructions in your Owner’s Manual:

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December 13, 2019 37 min

Put your Polaris Off Road Vehicle to work this winter. On this month’s episode, Kyle Liesenfeld of the Polaris Help Center and Polaris Product Specialist Mitch Craven discuss all things plowing, from safety tips to plow system adjustments. A new Ride Command feature that will help you with plowing is Plow Mode. So to cap off the episode, Software QA Manager Joe Bottensek drops by to tell us all about Plow Mode.

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November 13, 2019 28 min

“Everyone’s Favorite RedNek,” Hubert Rowland of Nitro Circus, stopped by the Glamis Beach Store on the first day of Camp RZR. Part III of our Glamis series is a wide-ranging chat with the racer, track builder and mechanic for Travis Pastrana. Hubert discusses Nitro Circus, riding in the dunes and his powersports safety awareness initiatives.

Follow Hubert on Facebook and Instagram @NitroRedNekHubert

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November 8, 2019 27 min

There’s no better place to learn about Glamis, California, and the Imperial Sand Dunes than the Glamis Beach Store. For 40 years, it’s been a one-stop shop for duners. In Part II of our Glamis series, Mama Jeannie and the rest of the store’s friendly faces tell the stories of the store and the dunes. Plus hear from the one and only Joe Fab. It’s all live from Camp RZR.

Follow the Glamis Beach Store on Facebook @Glamisbeachstore.

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November 6, 2019 48 min

Live from Camp RZR in Glamis, California! Part I of our Glamis series tells you everything you need to know about riding in the dunes. If you’re heading to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area for the first time, this is your primer. A plethora of experts stop by to educate us on how to best enjoy the dunes. Hear from Polaris product planning director Pat McArdle (0:45), Michelle Puckett of the Bureau of Land Management (11:48),...

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October 18, 2019 29 min

Treat your Off Road Vehicle right. Episode 3 features two experts to answer your questions about oil and fuel. Test engineer Rachel Kendall tells us which oil is right for our vehicles and gives us a peak behind the curtain into how Polaris tests its oils. Service engineer Charlie Mills makes his return to the pod to discuss all things fuel, including octane numbers, ethanol and why fresh fuel matters.

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You don’t need to be a seasoned technician to keep your Off Road Vehicle clean. Daily upkeep is an important way to ensure you’re getting the best performance out of your Off Road Vehicle. Learn how and why to clean your vehicle from Polaris technical trainer Tony Verhoeven in Episode 2.

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October 7, 2019 19 min

In the debut episode, two in-house experts explain the functionality of Polaris Off Road Vehicles. Senior systems engineer Amery Kuhl discusses the Polaris Variable Transmission and what it means for riders. Service engineer Charlie Mills breaks down ride modes, 2-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Drive, Turf Mode and Active Descent Control.

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