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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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2007 Polaris Sportsman 800 issues

Alright, I have some issues with my Sportsman and I was hoping you awesome people could help me answer some questions.. The model is a 2007 Polaris Sportsman 800.

1) When I go in reverse, the atv bogs down... Almost like it's not getting enough air. The feeling is that of a car with traction control on snow. The minute it feels the tires slipping, the vehicle will not let you accelerate even if you mat the pedal. That's the kind of feeling it gets. High/Low all works fine without any problem...

2) My front left shock is making a clicking sound. Say, when I ratchet strap it down it makes a click. Same thing if you rock the atv back and forth. Is my shock f'ed??

3) I was out riding on the weekend and my riding crew noticed my right front tire wasn't spinning. Sure enough, I believe the axle is f'ed. I can take my hand and move it back and forth. I am planning on replacing both front axles with Rhino ones. Is it worth it? How hard is it to change axles anyway? I am pretty mechanically inclined so I am hoping I can do this myself.

This thing has 295 kms on it. The guy before me treated in like garbage and I got it for next to nothing. I don't mind putting some money into it to get it running right.


P.S - I know this is a duplicate thread. I posted in the wrong forum by accident! Sorry in advance!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 04:54 PM
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Use the yellow button on the left handlebar. I'd look at the spring also. Sure, change the shafts then have all the fun you can.


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Yep use the yellow reverse overide button the factory sets it up to stumble like that as a saftey device so you have you to hold it down while giving it power for it to work otherise it just crawls in reverse but remember backwards at speed on any 4x4 can be a bit harry if your not used to it. As for the shock check all mounts for tightness or oblonging of mounting holes. Axels are pretty easy to swap out as long as they are not rusted in but ALWAYS use Never Seeze on ALL Splines upon reasembly. Best money you will spend on your quad will be a Service Manual!! Best of luck
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