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  2. Morning Folks Ok so I have taken the front hubs apart everything is good and working fluids changed and full In 2 wheel drive the bike works great However in 4 wheel drive high I get a grinding clunking noise right near the foot pegs The universals are all brand new in the complete bike The problem just started after my last ride Sometimes I have to change the rpm to get the bike to go into gear in forward and reverse The bike doesn't make the grinding noise when I have the bike in 4 wheel driver low gear only in high gear Could the shifter need adjusting any help would be great Thanks for your time Oldcomet
  3. Hello My friends OK here go's so I have a 1998 500 4x4 Polaris Sportsman Could someone please tell me what oils I need for my bike I have Polaris premium 4 synthetic 10 W-40 for the motor I got that no problem Drained and changed after the fuel shut off leaked back and filled the motor with gas and oil It wasn't the needle valve and seat But I put a new carb kit in just in case after I changed the fuel shut off valve. Issues gone and runs great This is where I'm confused the front hubs when I checked them where almost dry so I have Polaris on demand drive hub fluid its very thin and blue in colour part # 2871654 Is this the right fluid for my year of bike 1998 This is where I'm getting confused again on the quick reference chart it tells me I need transmission oil Polaris synthetic gear case oil part # 2871478 I need this oil and where do I drain it and put it in the bike Is it at the rear of the bike in the middle of the rear end ?There is a small aluminum dip stick I can see and it is a little bit low on the stick I may just add some rather than change it because the oil looks clean on the stick Then quick reference chart it tells me I need front gear case oil Polaris front gear case oil part # 2871653 or API GL5 80-90 GEAR LUBE WHERE DOES THIS GO IN MY BIKE ??? I think I found it under the front wheels in the middle of the bike Its a small housing where the front drive hubs hook up Not sure if I use the same oil in front gear case as the front hubs the newer model bikes use the same oil in the front gear case as the outside front wheel hubs I think Could someone please give me a hand I'm just a little confused Thanks so much Old Comet
  4. Thanks I found the drain plug right in front of my eyes the whole time just needed to get under the bike more all is good Gas and oil is all out I have ordered a new carb kit and a new gas shut off valve What kind of oil is everyone using in there bike I was going to put bell ray oil back in but its pretty costly 10 bucks a litre I was told not to use car oil as it doesn't have the anti foaming agents needed to stop the foaming that happens in bikes Any help would be great Thanks OLD COMET
  5. Thanks you are the man !!!!! Got all three Now I got some reading to do LOL
  6. Hello Bud I went there No polaris listed Just KTM Honda Kawasaki Suzki & Can am Huh Dont see Polaris anywhere kind like the 2nd drain plug on my bike cant find it LOL Thanks for your help can you reload them because there not there thanks oldcomet
  7. Hello Riders Well This is my issue I bought a used 500 sportsman in pretty good shape all new u joints & axles & tires No damage on the bike from what I could see Got the bike home took it for a little rip up the street Thought the the steering was little crazy Called the guy back he said its just the tires are very overaggressive on pavement Checked into things it needed new tie rod ends no problem replaced them with ease So here is the issue I always turn the gas off on any bike I have owned So The gas is off and I gas smell gas I check the bottom of the carb & its dripping gas from the bottom of the bowl No problem took out the drain screw cleaned it up gave carb shot of carb cleaner in the screw hole re tightened it up leak was gone The next day I see gas on the shop floor Well I Start looking around & I find more gas on top of the skid plate Did some reading on the net and found out that The needle & seat could be gone in the carb First I check to see if there was gas in the oil Wow was there ever so I drained the oil took filter off No problems cleaned the screen up on the oil tank So here is the problem I cant for the life of me find the other plug to get the cup of oil out of the crank case Ive looked every where So This is what I did Pulled the spark plug cap off and used the pull cord to pump the rest of the oil and gas out of the crank case seemed to work ok I also tested the gas shut off valve Its leaking past when shut off so I think this is what My problem is I also have ordered a complete carb kit & will rebuild the carb on my own Does anyone know where I could get the right manual that would tell me where the other drain plug is on a 1998 Polaris 500 sportsman I have one on line manual from 1996 up to 2002 but it shows the 2nd drain plug below the pull cord right beside the anti freeze drain Its not there on my bike LOL Ive looked 52 ways to sunday Does anyone have any tips on what I should do after I refill the bike with oil to insure I get all the gas out of the oil system I"m worried about screwing up the piston and bearings I also found the air box full of gas So much it rotted the brand new filter off I just put on Sorry for the long rant Like my names says I"m and Old Comet & I need some help Thanks everyone for your time

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