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post #41 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 06:21 PM
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hey my brother has a sportsman 500 is brand new 2012 it had 12 miles the belt started messing up the dealer fixed it under warranty and the same 500 last week was taking back to the dealer with the melted fender it had 21 miles on it warranty covered it got it back home and was driving it in the hay feild and it started messing up again this time it wouldnt go over 7mph crazy i say LEMON
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post #42 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 06:52 AM
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Well, I received my 850 from the dealer yesterday with new plastics, a new seat, and an ECM flash (back firing issue) all covered under warranty. I ran it only a short time last night and the plastics are still hotter than I would have expected for such a short ride. I ordered the heat shield (5254344) from the dealer this morning...back ordered until mid month. Also thinking about ceramic coating the exhaust. I started another thread under performance inquiring about the pros and cons from those who have had their exhausts coated if you want to subscribe.
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post #43 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 07:24 AM
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I'd say that's a MAJOR SAFETY and deffinately a warranty CONCERN..... I'd contact the dealer about this ASAP, and stop using the machine (if at all possible) until resolved..... Looks like a safety recall brewing to me!!!

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post #44 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 05:56 AM
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i ride with alot of polaris owners and never seen that before. i have heard of some guys putting heat tape on certain parts of the exhaust though! maybe thats why i havent seen it! good to hear dealer got you covered,good luck!
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post #45 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-13-2013, 03:55 PM
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My old 550 had this. I dont know why Polaris stopped using it. Polaris has been melting platic since the mid 90s lol. You would think they would have figured it out by now.

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My old 550 had this. I dont know why Polaris stopped using it. Polaris has been melting platic since the mid 90s lol. You would think they would have figured it out by now.

Mine has that set up. It's a 13 850


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post #47 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-13-2013, 04:04 PM
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Wonder why they are hit and miss on the heat shield. I usually do not see them on there anymore but every now and then they pop up with heat shields. I think there are a lot more out there without the shield than with.
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post #48 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-13-2013, 04:45 PM
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Here is what shielding looks like on my 550.



'13 Polaris 550 XP EPS (1K- miles/90 hours) (4/11/2013 build/Polaristar until 9/2018)(Road legal)
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Mine and after closer inspection it's gotten really hot and started melting before!!


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post #50 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-15-2014, 03:15 PM
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So is Polaris replacing the rear fender and seat if they melt? My 13 850 did the same thing but it's out of warranty

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