Got the Xplorer off my truck and gave it a quicker look. There does appear to be something missing off the right handlebar which I assume would be a lever.
But what's weird is isn't the rear brake on ATVs usually on the left handle bar? The front brake is on the left on this Polaris but on the right on a Yamaha. So I'd so you are right.
There is what appears to be a brake fluid reservoir on the right handlebar and a cap with two screws however when I look for "Polaris Xplorer rear master cylinder" on Ebay this is what it pulls up:
The fan: Didn't notice the fan blade at first while on the truck. That 4" motor is the fan motor. I have yet to see it kick on. What triggers it? A temperature switch mounted on the head? Or is it suppose to run all the time?
Ignition switch: At first the ignition switch when turned left would kill the engine but now it won't. Someone has installed what I guess is a generic ignition switch and the wires going to it are held together with duct tape. ARRGGHH! I hate botched repairs. So I was fiddling with the wiring and must have disturbed the connection.
The red kill switch won't move but I might be able to free it up with something like WD-40. Otherwise I have to turn the choke on it kill the engine.
Question: Does the ignition switch provide power to the coil and starter button (right position) or does it ground the coil (left position) to kill the engine? I'm guessing it's the later. I can use a push button to kill the engine. I guess tomorrow I can get out my multi-meter and check for ground or power and tell from that. No power on either wire, means it must be a kill switch.
None of the warning lights work. I'm hoping it's as simple as a poor (no) ground or blown bulbs. But none of them work.
What does the yellow "over ride" button on the left handlebar do?
I wanted to get it into my garage out of the weather. I didn't get a chance to clean it up today. I hope to tomorrow and get some shots.
Here's some indoor shots. Sorry they are poor.
I have used this stuff on faded plastic and it does great.
So far I have done one fender but I need to remove the racks to do a better job and spray it down the frame and engine down with kerosene and then Blue Wolf cleaner and hit it with my pressure washer to get 20+ years of grease off it.