You are the exception, and hope when you brake or bend or flip whatever it is that you end up like you can come back to the forum and tell us how lucky you were to make it out and no-one got hurt. If driving has anything to do with this issue we are talking about it starts with getting off pavement and having equiptment fail regardless. I do agree however if you jump your MAV, or abuse stock equiptment beyond it's advertised function then complaining here is useless. I find even the dealers are shocked how weak the TIE RODS are made and agree upgrading is the safe way to go. I do believe 2013 tie rods are designed different than 2014 so that is also worth mentioning and in my case i had a 2014 S***Y hallow aluminum factrory MAV. NOW WITH SOLID METAL TIE RODS that do put guys that upgrade back at the top of the food chain. Time will tell how long some people will defend the idea stock 2014 tie rods are worth keeping and risking either fixing UTV out on the trail or breaking down and the expense of recovering it out their own pocket and then still dealing with the tie rod issue - just more expensive.Im skeptical that this pic was not a large hit, tire off rim, hole in middle of rim. The tie rods are fine people have to quite blaming thier shitty driving on this. Im sorry but I have hit bumps, whoops, stumps, big ass rocks. The machines fine. Just sayin
The only way to do it is take 1 Maverick back to the trailer, remove a tie rod, and take it to the rig that needs it so they can get back. It takes 2 minutes to remove a good one. Just yank the axle out if it's broke.hey there "chippy" since u know not what u speak of i shall educate u on my situation.....initially the tierod broke in half when we were just doin some trail riding we were in a convoy of about 6 sxs, we were 3rd in line behind 2 polaris rzrs when the tierod busted..terrain no worse then what we had been riding in up to that point..now being the max there was nothing out there to tow us back to camp hell we even tried with one of the rzrs and we got bout 50 yrds and tore the guys back bumper clean off. so here we are stuck out on the trail now in the dark and temp dropping real fast and i made the decision to try to drive it back to camp best i could due to having my family(wife,10 yr old and a 6 yr old) with me and by the time i get back to camp the damage is what u see but initially it was just the crappy tierod that broke. so to quote u"the tierods are fine people" well thats just sticking ur head in the sand and NOT wanting to face reality there are TONS AND TONS of posts on this very forum that contradict that statement. so get ur head out of the sand or ur ass and wake up, just look at the pics of an aftermarket 1 and a stock 1 and u will see the difference...not to mention the previous posts that stated they were told by can am that the tierods are MADE to break....and as far as shitty driving goes....ice up son....u dont know me at all....and ill just say this...with all of my experience in riding since bout 1979 im pretty confident in my driving skills and the skills had NO play in this situation happening the tierod broke plain and simple. so,for u to say the tirods are good nothing wrong with them it makes me ? ur knowledge in this area. nothing u say can b taken serious if ur stance is there is nothing wrong with these stock tierods.
I say if you are gonna put tractor tires on the damn thing, then you better do some effing research and figure out what else you need to do to make the thing survive the added weight and leverage that is going to be applied to the drive train! Not that difficult people!