Originally Posted by jccapri
From what i read its the fronts only the 11and 12 s have front axles 1/2 the size as a 09 or 10 does the price went up but the quality went down i would say the 09s seem to be the best
Got my bike back yesterday. I talked to the dealer about the size of the CV joints being so small compared to the 09/10's. They said the part numbers for the 09's have been superceded to the same axle as a 2012. That means I'll have to find somebody parting out an 09/10 or buy aftermarket. I drove 40 miles worth of trails yesterday with no problem; no mud.
The dealer admitted there was a problem with the axles. They told me they had to change axles 6 times on the front of a brand new 850 before they got a good set of axles. They said the supplier for the axles made the balls in the CV joint 1 mm to small. Also said there was no way to pinpoint which axles were bad or good. They had one new axle in stock and pulled an axle out of a brand new machine off the showroom so they could get me running for my ride on Friday. That was extremely nice of them.
The dealer told me that I might have to be more careful with this new bike when I get in deep mud or towing. Really!? I told them that I was not going to ride a bike or be afraid of my bike breaking down. If it happens again I'm going to go aftermarket or the original 09's. If there is a 3rd time; it is gone and I gues I will rethink Polaris. Other than this problem I really love this bike. Eventhough I bought the extended warranty, I don't want to have to keep dealing with this issue