The Polaris Podcast

The Polaris Podcast

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.

Episodes

April 22, 2021 21 min

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.

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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 channel.

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March 22, 2021 38 min

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.

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March 10, 2021 28 min

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...

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March 9, 2021 28 min

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.

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February 25, 2021 15 min

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.

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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:

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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...

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January 29, 2021 37 min

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...

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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. 

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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.

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December 14, 2020 30 min

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 s...

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November 25, 2020 15 min

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:

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November 23, 2020 33 min

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. 

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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 Advan...

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October 1, 2020 19 min

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-wor...

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September 14, 2020 12 min

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...

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September 8, 2020 22 min

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 sn...

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August 10, 2020 29 min

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 Special...

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July 29, 2020 18 min

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 in...

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