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By Kevin Ciccone
Hey, how's it going?
I'm a new member looking to get some advice before I go to check out a '14 Sportsman 800. I wanted to get input from you guys that have experience with Polaris machines. I've been riding my whole life, dirt bikes and atvs... Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, but never Polaris. I'm looking for advice on what I should be looking for, any common issues, really any general advice. I couldn't find many reviews of the Sportsman 800 online, so and general reviews on quality/reliability would be great too.
A little info on the machine.
-2014 800 EFI
-640 miles, 77hrs.
-Asking price is $5500
Couple add ons: (nothing major)
-Aftermarket wheels with Maxxis tires
-Front and rear brush bumpers
Probably going to see it in the next couple days. I'll make sure to check out all the basics... Fluids, front end, tires, suspension etc. Plus anything else you guys recommend.
Thanks for any advice on advance!
By Jeff Wolf
Bought a nonrunning 1996 bayou 400. Tore down engine and found major problems. Piston is damaged and cylinder liner needs replacing. Looks like cause was a broken oil pump gear.
Question is can a piston from a prairie 400 be used? Is it the same engine? I assume the liner is replaceable?
So a few weeks ago ended up buying a 02 Bayou 300 for 100.00
Get there to see it and motor was gone through and parts missing, stuff not connected
and a big freekin bucket of parts and bolts. He said had no power and mechanic said it was
the wrist pin. Ended up leaving it in pieces and left like that. I end up getting most of it back together
and manage to get it to fire up. I drive it and has no power! No missing just no power. I figure check
the timing chain as he did replace that. Well I spin the motor over and guess what!
A blind guy could have done a better jobs. Just one question, I loosen the top bolt on the tensioner then remove it
right? Nothing is gonna fall inside the motor is it? just making sure, need this out before I can move the cam gear
to the right location. Thanks in advance Az
By Gus Drake
I'm helping the widowed neighbor out to do some oil changes on her quads. Any recommendations on what type of oil to run in these machines?
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