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Hello everyone,

I'm a new Viking owner way up here, high above the arctic circle in Canada. So far I have put 4hrs on this beast. I'm really loving it so far. It is my first UTV and really enjoy the advantages so far, coming from a Honda Rancher 420. We have gravel roads up here and we are allowed to drive pretty much any vehicle in town. Off-roading for us consists of going through tundra, bogs, creeks, hills, rocky terrain. I haven't done much off-roading yet, just waiting to break it in abit more. May go out tomorrow with my son and my sister's family as well (they own a Ranger 800xp).

I am looking at getting either a soft top or hard top for this but can't decide which. Any pro's and con's from either will be greatly appreciated. I may end putting my 14' kayak up on top of the Viking to tow it out to the lakes, ocean. So I'm not sure which top is best for this.

I'm also planning on either putting on either a store bought windshield or just put on a sheet of plexiglass. No rush for the windshield at the moment.

Last thing I want to ask is where can I buy a locking gas cap for the Viking? I'm having a hard time finding one online that will fit.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to the site. You will find that everyone on here is very helpful.

I purchased the hard top because I figured it would last a lot longer that the cloth top, and I suspect up there you get a good bit of snow, so you would want to think of which one will hold the most weight, just in case it got a few feet of snow dropped on it over night. Also I would thik hauling the kayak on it with it laying up over the cloth top that it would rub a hole in the fabric pretty quick. Yep I'm pretty sure I would go get the hard top.

I made my own windshield because I couldn't afford to purchase on and had a sheet of Plexi laying around the house, Its not hard to do but it is time consuming. I bent my piece and even bent some flat steel to make my clamps to mount it with, there is a thread on here that will inform you of how people have made there own, and if it you still have questions, you can either ask on the thread or PM me and I'll try to help as best I can.

I am not sure where you can purchase a locking fuel cap. I had never thought about putting one on it, but now that you have brought it up that is a great idea and I will start my searching for on to fit is and if I find one I will let you know. If you find one could you post it on here on we can buy one also?

Again, welcome to the Viking family.
 

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Congrads & welcome!!!

Ever thought of getting a set of tracks?? Turn the Viking into a Tank!! and you will really be able to get abut anywhere!!
 

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Thanks Ben, I will definitely keep you posted once I find a locking gas cap. We have issues up here where people not only steal gas, but worse, people put sugar or tide detergent into gas tanks!! It's been going on for the last couple of years, where people do it to cars, trucks, atv's and snowmobiles.

Again thank your for your thoughts on the hard top, I think I will order one in in the next few weeks.
 

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Where are you located? I fly to Iqaluit and other northern destinations quite regularly.
 

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First Air. I used to live in Yellowknife, but now I'm down in Ottawa flying the jets to Iqaluit, Resolute, etc. Pond Inlet....great place! Enjoy the viking. I'm sure it'll do great out on the land.
 
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Yellowknife, think I heard of that place on Ice Road Truckers
 

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Yes, that's the place. Travelled a few of those ice roads in my pickup and atv's (winter time only though!)
 
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