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I’m looking for comments regarding the Argo ATVs? 500 XRT.
I just purchased the XT500 Argo 2021. It seemed to be the best bike for the money. It's been too cold to use it much but the few kilometers so far in 6 inches 8in of snow it has powered through. I had a fouled spark plug right at the beginning. I think this is because of the short start and stops at the dealer. They never let them warm up.
The metal racks front and back making a storage box or add ons easy to fasten. The locking differentials really help in bad situations although regular 4 wheel drive was enough for the snow. It also comes standard with the Maxxis bighorn tires which are a big help.
So far I'm happy with the Argo or a TBG in disguise.
 

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Just finished the 1st differential oil change on the Argo XT. Done at the 1st 200kl. mark. The rear Diff is awkward to access but by using a short #8 Allen socket with an 8 inch 1/4 inch extension the drain plug can be accessed through a hole in the frame. The fill plug is easier and the check level bolt is accessible also.

The front Diff. is easier and by removing the passenger front brush protector ( 3- #10 screws) fill plug and oil level screw are easy to reach. The drain plug is located on the bottom of the Diff (#21 socket.)

I used the easy pour AMSOIL Severe Gear 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube that comes in plastic bags.
 

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Honest review of the XRT 500 EPS
I’ve owned an Argo XRT 500 EPS two up machine for three years now. I wish I could say that I am as satisfied as the day I bought it but the good news ended there. I bought the extended warranty and I’m glad that I did. From the get go the battery would constantly drain while sitting, if the quad sat for even a couple weeks the battery would be completely dead. I noticed that the backlit dash would stay on after you turned off and pulled the key out. 1st time back to the dealer. After about a month I got the quad back, they replaced the ignition and the battery. Did it fix the issue? Nope, back to the dealer again. Another battery, worked for about a month then the backlit dash started to stay on again. Third time back, they kept the quad for two months, “replaced” the dash and the battery, again. They “removed” the little LED light that says you’re in park. Quad seemed to be fine, no issues starting. I trailered it 7 hours up to northern Ontario, got it to my camp. Went to unload it from my trailer, can you guess? Dead as a door nail. Click click click the familiar sound. I essentially started carrying a eliminator battery pack in the front bag as it was that unreliable. Every single time you use it you have to remove the seat to boost it to get it to start. I should note at the end of all this that the quad is great to drive and handles well…when it works. In three years I’ve put 50 hours on it/60 kms. Mostly smooth trails. The tires are nice and grippy and it handles very nice. I am very disappointed and because it rides so nice and I owe so frigging much on it I am stuck with it. Lesson learned this is not nearly as durable as my 95 fourtrax but I wish that Argo would stand behind there machine and fix the damn thing properly.
 
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