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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 10:10 PM
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I am looking for a HID bulb kit

I forgot to mention that the reason why I want to know the bulb size is to replace the bulbs with a HID kit. I cant find a HID bulb that will fit my 2004 polaris 700 low beams. I asked earlier if the 880 fit the low beams and I was told only if it was a 880 bulb. So I do not know if it is a 880 bulb all I know is that the low beams bulb are model 81169. Sorry for any confusion. Thanks
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post #12 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 05:24 AM
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I would like to know also, I am trying to help a buddy track down that same bulb size.
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post #13 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 05:43 AM
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i got the same type of bulbs in my 00 magnum, can't seem to find a replacement anywhere except the dealer, would love to go with hids if i knew which bulbs to buy.

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i know my buddies found some for his 08 ish 500 but i dont know where and its just the bulbs...will let ya know if i find out...dont know if newer is different

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Yeah 05 and up uses the 800 series bulbs. Its different for the 04 and down.
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Here is a possible solution

This is a overpriced proprietary part from Polaris, but it is only the base of the bulb assembly that seems to be different, if you grab the bulb from the base where the brass part holds the glass bulb into the plastic base, give it a little wiggle back and forth and pull it out, it will come straight out and is not glued into it, and can be put back into place easily, only the brass part holds the bulb in place and the contacts rest in the plastic base easily, its a pretty basic assembly. Anyway once this is removed it looks like they took a standard 12v 35-40 watt auto bulb and bent the contacts into an L shape. I took apart a bulb from my 98 Chevy truck I had laying around, and they are the same bulb with the same contacts extending out of the bulb. the ones from the chevy just need to be bent into an L, except the chevy bulb was soldered onto the contacts unlike the Polaris one, I am on my way to the auto parts store to find the base bulb because I destroyed the bulb in the process of taking it apart. I didnt figure out it was soldered until I pulled too hard, I will repost if I find the right bulb and can make it work. Polaris robs you for a simple light bulb and forces such measures,
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on the 2011 sportsman 850xp eps the bulbs are "ge 886" lots of places on the web to get them for about half the price as polaris
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Can anyone tell me what the model of the bulb is in the light by the handlebars on an 08' 800 sportsman? There must be an aftermarket bulb to cross over?
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the newer sportsman's use the 50 watt "ge 886" in all three headlights
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post #20 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 11:17 AM
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Hmmm....anyway to find out for certain the wattage? I'd hate to burn up the factory harness with a bulb that's too hot...

I can't figure out why the dims are the bumper lights and the high beams is the handlebar light??
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