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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Rollover danger?

I'm new to this and want to buy a Rhino. As I look around on the net, I read about rollover danger. I'm wondering if this is a serious problem or not. What are your experiences?
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I'm new to this and want to buy a Rhino. As I look around on the net, I read about rollover danger. I'm wondering if this is a serious problem or not. What are your experiences?
No danger at all. read the manual and obay the warning labels that are on the rhino.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 09:44 AM
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all offroad toys can roll over.

learn your machine and its limits, always wear the seat belts and/or upgrade them to 4 point harnesses.



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no problems what so ever>>>very safe
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 05:42 PM
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I think if you will check, 99 percent of all roll overs are driver error. If you pay attention to what. You are doing you will have no problem, like the man said upgrade to 4 point harness and wear your helmet.
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Just like in anything you do...a lack of common sense, will get you in trouble. If you try to take a 90 degree turn wide open on asphalt or hard pack...yup, you're gonna flop !! I have had mine for almost 3yrs, and my buddy has had his since 05...neither one has been flopped...on a ride we took last sat, 3 different rzrs were on their sides though (and if you ask the rzr guys, they say the rhino is unstable !!) If you get one, make sure to put the wheel spacers on the back; and, remove the rear sway bar...you get more body roll; but, the bike will go better, lets the rear articulate better in the rough stuff.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-17-2011, 11:29 PM
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The whole "Rhino Rollover" crap is just that, its people who don't have any common sense at all that buy a $12k+ offroad vehicle and think that they can drive it like a sports car and quickly find themselves dead, then try to blame the manufacturer for their stupidity when the warning labels on the UTV clearly state what not to do when operating the vehicle.

That being said, I've owned my Rhino for a little over a year, taken it hunting 3 times on trails I absolutely would not take an ATV. The rhino is longer and wider than an ATV and is by far more stable. The rhino got a huge bad rep from a bunch of people who couldn't stand it that Yamaha created a top in class offroad side by side vehicle that none of the other ATV manufacturers can beat as far as durability and offroad capabilities. Sure there are others out there that will go faster without modifications, but they also don't have the durability and longevity that Yamaha has either.

I'll take my Rhino any day over any other brand of ATV/UTV.

1+ year of ownership and 1,059 miles so far. Awesome, awesome machine.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 08:31 AM
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I've seen a lot of ATVs roll over but there are a lot that don't. The difference? The driver. Being careful and not doing anything foolish such as the don'ts in the manual can mean a great ride on the Rhino.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 01:38 PM
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Any atv or utv will turn over if you do stupid things put 1 1/2 to 2 inch rear wheel spacers on it it will ride a lot more stable and invest in 4 or 5 point seat belts
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I have had my Rhino for just over 4 years and have put on a little over 8000 kilometers(5000 miles) and have put it over on its side only once. It was a simple mistake when I backed onto a high point under the right rear tire and gently flopped onto the side. No damage to me or machine. That was 3 years ago. Drive safely and watch going into corners too fast. Get real personnel with your machine. And my Rhino has been reliable.
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