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  1. Hey there, i have recently put a new drive belt on my 11 Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. It has 44 miles since putting the new belt on and should be nearly broken in as i hear it takes 50 miles to do so? Anyhow it has had a little trouble with slipping since i put the new one on a few months ago. Now whenver i go down a hill the belt seems to be getting caught in one clutch if not both and then it has to run a high rpm just to go a low speed. Today it did that again going down hill, i stopped, put it in neutral and when going back up the hill i had to turn it off, put it in neutral, let it roll back down the hill a little, then restart it, low range and it was slipping but thankfully i was able to make it up the hill. So what might the problem be? Is this a need for another new belt? New clutches and belt? Or just get something else? BTW the brand new belt i put on it, is a factory one, an exact replacement for the original.
  2. What amazed me is that there wasn't any chunks. However the belt did get to the point that it would just smoke and the four wheeler would barely move on level ground. In fact i had to toss the old one on the ground a few feet away to make sure i didn't put it back on. i was in shock that the old one was worn out but it must have been as the new one made a huge difference. my best guess is that it had stretched quite a bit. thanks for the help everyone.
  3. Something i have wondered for years is about the firing order of a parallel twin. Yes i am aware of both pistons going the same direction at the same time, but do both cylinders fire at the same time or at different times? Just being curious since i have always wondered.
  4. With the new belt all i can say is so far so good. I've put around 15 or 20 miles with the new one and yesterday i certainly felt the moment it started to break in. It felt and sounded just like when it was brand new when i could hear it going down hill with no throttle. I've yet to run high range as to try following the rules of breaking it in. If anything i should've replaced it a couple years sooner. Though my four wheeler isn't used all that rough compared to many or most people?
  5. Thank you kindly for the help. I did go to my nearest Polaris dealer and got the one used by the factory. It was $87 and maybe i could have saved some money?
  6. It amazes me they didn't do a better job designing it. A few years ago i went to look at and nearly bought an e-force electric atv, it looked a regular 4 wheeler, had a direct drive motor to axle, no chain, front and rear racks. I wish i could have bought it but the price was up there at the time. Tesla has done many great things but this ATV needs a driveshaft, 4WD and hopefully better looks. A lot of people where i live have lifted electric golf karts and they do great on the farm, but naturally you have to pack a generator for any long trail rides.
  7. Well its finally happened, its time to replace the belt on my 2011 Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. Is there anything specific i need to know before getting into it? Is there one brand of belt i should get over another? I'm still on my first Polaris and plan to keep it at least another 8 years.
  8. Hi there i was needing to ask a question. I may soon be getting a UTV of one sort or another and not sure what is good or better to avoid? So far i hear great things about the Arctic Cat Prowler and Havoc, and many speak well of the Kawasaki Mule all but the 610? So what are your thoughts and especially experiences? What have you had and used in farm life and trail riding that has held up well or hasn't?
  9. Thanks for the help Mr Angerano. Next time I'll use JB Weld. This morning my nephew said he would help me, so i rode a couple miles down the road and back, then after draining the transmission, we put cinder blocks down to keep it from rolling over too far, had it perfectly balanced leaning over and put a quart of new Polaris brand oil in the drain hole and then put the plug back in and dropped it. Thank God for this going well with no injuries, and i thank you and my nephew as well. This shouldn't have been so monumental but Polaris didn't exactly give the best fill plug either.
  10. Hi there, i've been trying once in a while for the last couple weeks to remove the fill plug on the transmission of my 2011 Polaris Sportsman 500. The reason i try to get the fill plug out first is so that i can fill if it by any chance the the drain plug does come out i can refill it with oil. The allen socket and wrench both keep slipping inside the bolt head, so what advice does anyone have? Also if nothing works, can you think of any reason not to tip it over and refill it through the drain plug? Thanks.
  11. Hey there i have a question. I have a 2011 Polaris Sportsman 500. Just recently i heard some clanking sounds coming from somewhere when in 2WD (ironically not in AWD) and started checking all the driveshafts only to find that every one of them that goes into the front gearbox is loose. This is both axle shafts and the driveshaft. Its obvious that Polaris has their own unique design with it comes to these things, so what all do i need to know before i go to fixing or replacing the front end?
  12. Since Arctic Cat sold to Textron, there has definitely been some changes on a few things. Just before this happened i saw some 4 wheelers at a dealer that i had never seen before and had to drop by and see them. They were made by Textron and called the Onslaught, it had a 550 engine (single cylinder i think) and were made in Taiwan. Now that the two companies have merged i can't find the Onslaught ATV anymore, and now both Textron and AC are making the WIldcat and the Alterra but i keep hearing and reading that they have the same engines as one another but different frames. Surely someone knows more about this situation than i do, what can you tell me?
  13. Hello, i was looking up a few different 4 wheelers tonight and then had a question. I see so many similarities between the ODES 800 Assailant, and CFMOTO 800 Cforce that i have to wonder. Are they the same thing? It looks like they both have turning signals, 2 seater, engine size in common although CFMOTO does a much better job of making theirs look better.
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  15. For a used one, i was thinking up to 1,000, i really don't want to go past 1,500. Have i asked the impossible?

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