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Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 #7892489 07/07/20 12:28 AM
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Just be used at the lease. Whats yalls opinion?

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Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: Dropp-243] #7892840 07/07/20 01:24 PM
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I have the HD 8 Defender Max ( crew cab ) and cannot say enough good things about it.

Kawasaki makes a good machine as well, my buddy has the SX XC at his house to putt around in, but its really tiny. If I hunted on a small, flat place and only needed to haul some bags of corn or a deer every now and then it would suffice, but I prefer the larger bed and more power of the HD 8


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Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: Dropp-243] #7892937 07/07/20 02:46 PM
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I have a HD10 and love it. My buddy always comments on it when he rides in it, and says that it's better than anything else he's ridden in

Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: Dropp-243] #7893452 07/07/20 09:24 PM
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Now leaning towards the Mule Pro FX EPS

Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: Dropp-243] #7893466 07/07/20 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Dropp-243
Now leaning towards the Mule Pro FX EPS


That’s a better comparison.

Really comes down size IMO

Can am-
pros-
More storage
Sportier pedal response

Cons-
Length and turn radius
Noise compared to Mule Pro


Mule Pro FTX
Pros-
Shorter turning radius
Quieter
Can have a huge bed(beside mule deer and Whitetails, I’ve also gotten 13 bags of corn easily in compact mode)
Factory standard half doors

Cons-
Slower then Can Am
Lot less storage
Stock tires and stock ground clearance

Cant go wrong with either machine.

2021 Mule Pro is suppose to be doing a redesign so you may be able to pick up close out special





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Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: BOBO the Clown] #7893489 07/07/20 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by Dropp-243
Now leaning towards the Mule Pro FX EPS


That’s a better comparison.

Really comes down size IMO

Can am-
pros-
More storage
Sportier pedal response

Cons-
Length and turn radius
Noise compared to Mule Pro


Mule Pro FTX
Pros-
Shorter turning radius
Quieter
Can have a huge bed(beside mule deer and Whitetails, I’ve also gotten 13 bags of corn easily in compact mode)
Factory standard half doors

Cons-
Slower then Can Am
Lot less storage
Stock tires and stock ground clearance

Cant go wrong with either machine.

2021 Mule Pro is suppose to be doing a redesign so you may be able to pick up close out special

Found one for $11,600


Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: Dropp-243] #7895653 07/09/20 06:38 PM
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If you get a Mule pro the only upgrade I highly recommend is elka shocks, they aren’t cheap but they are an adjustable lift kit, HD springs and long travel shock package in one. The ride improvement is pretty night and day difference.

Got mine through Hesters motor sports


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Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: Dropp-243] #7896194 07/10/20 03:36 AM
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No update for the mule in 2021 fyi

Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: cxjcherokec] #7898092 07/12/20 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by cxjcherokec
No update for the mule in 2021 fyi


Word is Oct


Donate to TX Youth hunting program.... better to donate then to waste it in taxes

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Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: BOBO the Clown] #7898845 07/13/20 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
If you get a Mule pro the only upgrade I highly recommend is elka shocks, they aren’t cheap but they are an adjustable lift kit, HD springs and long travel shock package in one. The ride improvement is pretty night and day difference.

Got mine through Hesters motor sports



Like how much

Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: Dropp-243] #7898913 07/13/20 05:28 AM
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1200-2000 depending on the level you want

Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: Dropp-243] #7904068 07/17/20 06:28 PM
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I like the MULE too

Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: Dropp-243] #7905034 07/18/20 10:34 PM
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Went with Mule Pro MX LE. Couldnt resist the deal

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Originally Posted by Dropp-243
Went with Mule Pro MX LE. Couldnt resist the deal

where you get it?


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Mule are tuff and dang near bullet proof.


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Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: TLew] #7945148 08/21/20 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by TLew
I have a HD10 and love it. My buddy always comments on it when he rides in it, and says that it's better than anything else he's ridden in


Ive got the HD8 max and wouldn't want to ride in anything else.... if ride comfort is your number one factor, there's no comparison.

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Originally Posted by TLew
I have a HD10 and love it. My buddy always comments on it when he rides in it, and says that it's better than anything else he's ridden in


I am the buddy, the next sxs i purchase will be a can am. To me it is quieter and rides better than any sxs I have been in, mine included.

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You will love the Mule.

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My Gator has the same or similar motor. Never had a problem.


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Re: Can Am HD8 vs Kawasaki SX XC 4x4 [Re: bill oxner] #7984509 09/22/20 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
My Gator has the same or similar motor. Never had a problem.


Think the mule pro shares same engine as the newer 825i. Same Chery engine I think


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by bill oxner
My Gator has the same or similar motor. Never had a problem.


Think the mule pro shares same engine as the newer 825i. Same Chery engine I think

Early (single cylinder) Mule's and Gators used the Kawasaki engines FE series, FE290 (9.5HP) FE350(11HP) FE400 (13HP)
Those Chery engines are widely used now and seem surprisingly well built (made in ChYnA). think the Pro uses a 3 cylinder 812CC chery engine.


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