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2017 Sportsman 850 with only 50 miles / 10 hours - do oil change early?

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I picked up a 2017 Polaris Sportsman 850. The previous owner rarely rode it and it only had 53 miles on it (10 hours). I believe the Polaris break in period is something like 250 miles / 50 hours or something like that at which point they suggest doing the first oil and fluid change. My question is should I do it sooner than that? I believe this was manufactured in fall of 2016 so that means the fluids in there are 3 years old. Maybe that isnt a big deal and it is still fine to wait until 50 hours, but just wanted to check

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I think your fine waiting until the 50 hours.  Check the oil level and thats about it.  
After the 50 hour mark service the machine and you should be good to go.  

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Ok I will check the oil and make sure it looks good. You think the same is true with the front diff, rear diff and tranny fluid? Ok to wait until 50 hours?

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Honestly i would not touch the front and rear differential at all other then the level of fluid in there. They generally stay clean and last a long time. 

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Thanks for the tip. I will make sure to do the engine oil at 50 hours (or sooner) and maybe hold off on the others

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No problem.  Proper maintenance will keep that machine running many years.  
Keep a small log book as well so you remember the dates and what you did etc.  This is good for a few reasons one being your own knowledge second is having documentation like that if and when you sell/upgrade to a new machine the new buyer feels good knowing there is a well documented maintenance log on atv he/she is buying.   

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FWIW, I have a 2019 Sportsman 850 SP and break-in is 25hrs or two full tanks of gas according to owners manual. First service interval is 25hrs regardless. 

I have 110 miles and two tanks burned, but still have about 10hrs left before service interval. So my break in is done, but my service interval is not due yet.

 

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