Polaris ATV Junkie!
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Westerville, Ohio
Just replaced my 06 700's seal last fall. That wire mesh exhaust seal you pulled out is what's left of a nice shiny one like the one you are putting in. Whatever material they impregnate the mesh with deteriorates over time and voila, you have a leak. Probably asbestos.
I have a set of allen wrenches that fit onto my ratchet. Makes whatever you are working on just like using a socket. Mine are Craftsman but surely others make them.
2011 Sportsman 500 HO Touring: Polaris 3500 lb. Winch, Kimpex Adventure XL Trunk, 7" Passenger Foot Risers, UNI Foam Filter
2006 Sportsman 500 X2 EFI: Superwinch Terra 25 w/Synthetic Rope, Kolpin 4 gal Gas Pack, 3" Passenger Foot Risers, 3-Headlight Mod, K&N Filter
SOLD 2010 Sportsman 300: Polaris 2500 lb. Winch, Kolpin Rear Seat (for the dog), UNI Foam Filter
SOLD 2006 Sportsman 700 Twin EFI: 27" Mud-Lite XTR, Superwinch Terra 35 w/Synthetic Rope, Polaris HD Front Springs, OEM Front Bumper Guard, WES Rear Seat, Kimpex Fender Guards w/Footpegs, 3-Headlight Mod, K&N Filter, Symtec Heated Grips