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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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2013 Sportsman 500H.O Front rack extender

So I just bought the front rack extender and it sits up off the rack in the middle. I kinda looks stupid. Is this the way that they planned it or is this something that was a mess up?


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Hey I just got a 2013 500 h.o. as well and added the front and rear rack and noticed the same thing. I don't think its a mess up I just think there was no where to bolt down or they were trying to do something new for the 13's.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 11:26 AM
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It's the same on the 2012's also.... guess I didn't think much of it. I don't think it looks bad.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Guess I just look at it as if I put something heavier across it, that it may bend until it touches the rack. I also have an 08 and it sits on the front nice and I have put stuff across it and have no worries.


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Pure Polaris front bumper
Pure Polaris rear bumper
Pure Polaris Side body armor
Warn Front and Rear A-arm Guards
Warn 3000# With Syn cable
Polaris L&R Mid Windshield
Symtech Hand and Thumb warmers
Pure Polaris Glacier Pro Plow System
Pure Polaris speaker bag
Front cargo box
Lock and ride rear box
Front rack extender

2013 Sportsman 500H.O White
A.K.A "Pearl"
14" Polaris Vader Rims
26" Maxxis BigHorns
Pure Polaris Front rack extender
Pure polaris rear rack extender
Pure Polaris front bumper
Pure Polaris rear bumper
Koplin Over Fenders
3 Head Light relay Mod
L&R Mid windshield
Polaris Rear L&R Box
Polaris Speaker Bag
Spare Tire Holder
3 HID Headlights
Warn 3500# W/syn rope
6- LED amber warning lights
Garmin Oregon 550t

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Nothing right now

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The vertical nubs sit a little up off the composite storage lid so that when it is running the vibration doesn't drive you nuts.

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-Polaris Fr+Rr Brush Bumpers.
-Polaris Fr+Rr Rack Extenders.
-Badland 3500 lb Winch, w/Amsteel Blue, Hawse Fairlead, and Hook Stop/ Fairlead Protector.
-Polaris Hand Guards.
-Tusk Heated Grips/Thumb Warmer.
-Ricochet A-ARM Guards (Fr+Rr).
-Kolpin Dually 3" LED's on Front Brush Bumper (floods).
-Cabelas Tac System ,Soft Rear luggage/Seat/Rifle Case.
-Rear Foot Rests/Fender Guards .
-Eagle Snow Plow,Belly Mount W/ 54" Blade.
-Polaris Xenon Bulbs in High+Low Headlights.
-ATVSS Detachable mirrors .
-Rotopax Fuel Cells - Two - 1 gal containers on Front Rack.
-Sedona Ripsaw R/T's (25-8-12 ,25-10-12) Mounted on ITP- SS312's. (12x7, 4/156/4+3) .
-Kimpex Fender Flares .
-Kolpin 3 Way Hitch.
-Foot Well Skid Plates with Attached Nerf Bars.
-QSC Clutch Kit.
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My extender also had the center posts set 'off' of the rack. As the posts were hollow, I just inserted a hard rubber "cork" purchased from my local hardware and problem solved. Vibration won't be a problem and no worries about the metal gouging the plastic rack.


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The front extender sits up in the middle on my 2011 also. Doesnt bother me, nothing to screw into.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 09:33 PM
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I believe the reason that it is not attached in the middle acrossed the front rail is to leave some flex in the tubing as you go over twisting uneven terrain. Looks fine to me and is sturdy I've fastened many things to it with no issue.

- 2012 SPORTSMAN 500 H.O -

-Polaris Fr+Rr Brush Bumpers.
-Polaris Fr+Rr Rack Extenders.
-Badland 3500 lb Winch, w/Amsteel Blue, Hawse Fairlead, and Hook Stop/ Fairlead Protector.
-Polaris Hand Guards.
-Tusk Heated Grips/Thumb Warmer.
-Ricochet A-ARM Guards (Fr+Rr).
-Kolpin Dually 3" LED's on Front Brush Bumper (floods).
-Cabelas Tac System ,Soft Rear luggage/Seat/Rifle Case.
-Rear Foot Rests/Fender Guards .
-Eagle Snow Plow,Belly Mount W/ 54" Blade.
-Polaris Xenon Bulbs in High+Low Headlights.
-ATVSS Detachable mirrors .
-Rotopax Fuel Cells - Two - 1 gal containers on Front Rack.
-Sedona Ripsaw R/T's (25-8-12 ,25-10-12) Mounted on ITP- SS312's. (12x7, 4/156/4+3) .
-Kimpex Fender Flares .
-Kolpin 3 Way Hitch.
-Foot Well Skid Plates with Attached Nerf Bars.
-QSC Clutch Kit.

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