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Old 10-28-2012, 06:43 PM
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Front wheel not turning

With my 2006 500 sportsman X2, my front left wheel spins, but the front right one does not when in 4x4. I take it with this year model it pretty much has to be the diff or the axle right? No locking hubs to play with?

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:05 PM
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With my 2006 500 sportsman X2, my front left wheel spins, but the front right one does not when in 4x4. I take it with this year model it pretty much has to be the diff or the axle right? No locking hubs to play with?

Sean
Are you testing this on dry ground? Or in mud? It won't lock tne front up until it slips.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:27 PM
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Buddy noticed it when I was winching myself up a hill. Then tested it in mud. Front left spins, front right does not.
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2006 X2 500 (sold)
- Purchased in 2011 with 250sh hours and 2500sh miles
- 26" Trilobite HD tires on 12" SS108 rims
- Cabela's (Warn RT) 2500 winch
- Front rack extender
- Front brush guard

2008 Sportsman 300
- Purchased in 2012 with 25 hours on it
- UNI air filter
- Polaris 1500 winch

2011 X2 550
- Purchased in 2012 with 58 hours on it
- Polaris 2500 winch
- Front lock and ride storage box
- Bighorn 2s all around

2012 RZR 570
- Purchased Dec 2013
- Viper Elite 3500 winch.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:10 PM
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Sounds like an axle, but you should have heard something break or should hear some clicking.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:08 AM
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This is the bike I flipped about a month or so ago (if it happened then, I don't think I would have heard it).

I feel a "pop" up through the steering on occasion. I keep looking at suspension parts, but have not found anything wrong yet (had to replace right lower A-arm and right tie rod after the flip <also replaced bushings>).

Sounds like it is time to take it back apart and take a closer look at the axle. When a buddy broke his axle it was VERY obvious. Tore the boot, etc. This one is not like that. I hope it is the axle (easy fix) and that it fixes the popping so I can quit worrying about that.

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2006 X2 500 (sold)
- Purchased in 2011 with 250sh hours and 2500sh miles
- 26" Trilobite HD tires on 12" SS108 rims
- Cabela's (Warn RT) 2500 winch
- Front rack extender
- Front brush guard

2008 Sportsman 300
- Purchased in 2012 with 25 hours on it
- UNI air filter
- Polaris 1500 winch

2011 X2 550
- Purchased in 2012 with 58 hours on it
- Polaris 2500 winch
- Front lock and ride storage box
- Bighorn 2s all around

2012 RZR 570
- Purchased Dec 2013
- Viper Elite 3500 winch.

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:54 PM
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Anyone have any idea how to tell when an ATV was made? I can't find any sort of sticker on mine. I looked up the VIN on the polaris website, and all it told me was when it was sold...not when it was made. I guess my axle will be different based on if the bike was made before July 2006, or after July 2006. Mine was sold Oct 2006...so with only that info, it could be either.

I looked on the bottom left frame rail by the front tire and found the VIN stamped in the side of the frame (was looking on top so took me awhile to find it)...but see nothing about a manufacture date.

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2006 X2 500 (sold)
- Purchased in 2011 with 250sh hours and 2500sh miles
- 26" Trilobite HD tires on 12" SS108 rims
- Cabela's (Warn RT) 2500 winch
- Front rack extender
- Front brush guard

2008 Sportsman 300
- Purchased in 2012 with 25 hours on it
- UNI air filter
- Polaris 1500 winch

2011 X2 550
- Purchased in 2012 with 58 hours on it
- Polaris 2500 winch
- Front lock and ride storage box
- Bighorn 2s all around

2012 RZR 570
- Purchased Dec 2013
- Viper Elite 3500 winch.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:11 PM
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http://www.purepolaris.com/en-us/ATV...earch-VIN.aspx
did u try this one? the vin will tell you production date not sold date, the vin is put on at factory not dealer. hope this helps
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