You can have a spontaneous adventure with your RS1, but that does not mean that you should be unprepared when it comes to your UTV itself. Having parts on hand like a spare tire can save you a lot of headache, and having it secured to your UTV in a way that does not lose you all of the limited cargo space that your UTV has is a definite must. Sure patch kits and hand pumps can work for puncture or pinch flats. But if the damage isn't limited exclusively to the tube, and the tire tread itself is ripped, torn, or completely busted, there is no way to repair that on the fly. And because owners of the single-seat RS1 often ride alone, having a spare tire and spare tire mount is pivotal. There are few things more scary than being stranded miles away from civilization with few provisions and no easy way out. In times such as these, you'll be glad you toted that spare tire along for the ride.
As space inside the RS1 is limited, the spare tire mount you choose will have to be compatible with the cage you're running. Furthermore, unless you want to install a side-mounted spare tier carrier, if you have an agency intake installed, the spare tire mount you choose will have to clear those as well. Regardless of if you have a factory or aftermarket roll cage on your RS1, we've got a tire mount to fit it. UTV Inc and Factory UTV are two of the many side-by-side companies that produce side-mounted and rear-mounted spare tire mounts. The spare tire carrier by Factory UTV sits over the deck, while the side-mounted carriers typically require the Polaris tree bars. Each has their pros and cons, but both will allow you to carry a spare tire without taking up precious storage space in your RS1. Yes a rear-mounted spare tire carrier may obstruct your view in the back, but you should be more concerned about what's going on in the front. Regardless, if you're on the hunt for a Polaris RS1 spare tire mounting system, we've got you covered here at Everything Polaris RZR!