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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-30-2018, 10:40 PM
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The funny thing is the VL chassis of yesteryear had a ton more lube points. All but 9 remain. I have actually added some to my machine. I know it's a PIA for you guys with the XP chassis but I'd personally prefer all the lube points. For what it's worth a grease gun with a flexible hose will help to get those more difficult zerks. They are tips for the grease gun that are a great tool to have as well. Finally some guys have actually changed the factory straight zerks to 45's and 90's to aid in the greasing process.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-30-2018, 10:46 PM
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This is a nice kit that comes with the flexible hose.

2011 Sportsman® 800 EFI
GURU front brush guard
GURU rear brush guard
Polaris front lock n ride cargo box
Polaris rear rack extender
Warn RT 3.0 winch w/amsteel synthetic line
Viper aluminum haus fairlead
Polaris front spring adjusters
Ricochet a-arm guards
Ricochet full frame skid plate
ITP T-7 beadlock 14" w/OMF inner rim guards
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x9 front
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x11 rear
QSC clutch kit
EPI HD springs front n rear
ODI rogue 130mm grips
Ultraseal commercial grade tire sealant (front)
Highlifter tire sealant (rear)
CTEK 3300 battery maintainer
added 7 zerks
beefed up wiring harness
OGIO rear bag
ROTOPAX 1gal. + 2gal. gasoline can
Jccapri bushing kit
Kolpin Over Fenders
Rigid Industries E-Series 10" flood
Walker Evans struts
NGK Iridium's (2,500 miles on Champion's and they looked great!)
Odyssey Extreme battery PC545

2018 Sportsman® 570-T
2019 Aluma® A8818
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The lower point on the rear wheel carrier is literally blocked by a piece of metal from the a arm so no amount of zerk gun trickery would get you in there. I just started taking stuff apart until I could access it. Way easier to remove a couple bolts than to bang my head off the wall. But ya I have a flexible hose ect. I do know I need a tip that has a quick connect snap on feature. Mine you have to manually tighten. ... I got it under control tho. I've done a boat load of mods ect to this thing lately, I know this machine like the back of my hand.
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The funny thing is the VL chassis of yesteryear had a ton more lube points. All but 9 remain. I have actually added some to my machine. I know it's a PIA for you guys with the XP chassis but I'd personally prefer all the lube points. For what it's worth a grease gun with a flexible hose will help to get those more difficult zerks. They are tips for the grease gun that are a great tool to have as well. Finally some guys have actually changed the factory straight zerks to 45's and 90's to aid in the greasing process.
You know, that's a pretty good idea on changing the factory straight zerks to 45s and/or 90s. Makes sense to me.

I'm new to ATVs, just bought a 2011 Sportsman 850 Touring EPS. I haven't lubed anything (yet), but have gone through, located the zerks and cleaned them off, in prep. I've found 6 zerks on the front end, 8 zerks in the rear end, and am aware there's one on the back end of the front propshaft. I can see that at least 2 zerks in the rear are going to be near impossible to access, unless I jack the frame up so I can release pressure on the wheels/tires, and get them to drop down a bit. That's probably where it would be good to replace with 90s.

For those that own the same ATV type...did I miss any lube points?
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The funny thing is the VL chassis of yesteryear had a ton more lube points. All but 9 remain. I have actually added some to my machine. I know it's a PIA for you guys with the XP chassis but I'd personally prefer all the lube points. For what it's worth a grease gun with a flexible hose will help to get those more difficult zerks. They are tips for the grease gun that are a great tool to have as well. Finally some guys have actually changed the factory straight zerks to 45's and 90's to aid in the greasing process.
You know, that's a pretty good idea on changing the factory straight zerks to 45s and/or 90s. Makes sense to me.

I'm new to ATVs, just bought a 2011 Sportsman 850 Touring EPS. I haven't lubed anything (yet), but have gone through, located the zerks and cleaned them off, in prep. I've found 6 zerks on the front end, 8 zerks in the rear end, and am aware there's one on the back end of the front propshaft. I can see that at least 2 zerks in the rear are going to be near impossible to access, unless I jack the frame up so I can release pressure on the wheels/tires, and get them to drop down a bit. That's probably where it would be good to replace with 90s.

For those that own the same ATV type...did I miss any lube points?
I have a 2014 550 Touring,there are 10 zerks in the rear and 8 in the front so you probably missed a few.
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The funny thing is the VL chassis of yesteryear had a ton more lube points. All but 9 remain. I have actually added some to my machine. I know it's a PIA for you guys with the XP chassis but I'd personally prefer all the lube points. For what it's worth a grease gun with a flexible hose will help to get those more difficult zerks. They are tips for the grease gun that are a great tool to have as well. Finally some guys have actually changed the factory straight zerks to 45's and 90's to aid in the greasing process.
You know, that's a pretty good idea on changing the factory straight zerks to 45s and/or 90s. Makes sense to me.

I'm new to ATVs, just bought a 2011 Sportsman 850 Touring EPS. I haven't lubed anything (yet), but have gone through, located the zerks and cleaned them off, in prep. I've found 6 zerks on the front end, 8 zerks in the rear end, and am aware there's one on the back end of the front propshaft. I can see that at least 2 zerks in the rear are going to be near impossible to access, unless I jack the frame up so I can release pressure on the wheels/tires, and get them to drop down a bit. That's probably where it would be good to replace with 90s.

For those that own the same ATV type...did I miss any lube points?
I have a 2014 550 Touring,there are 10 zerks in the rear and 8 in the front so you probably missed a few.
Yep, thanks for the advice. After your post I went back and found all of them (10 rear, 8 front).

Much appreciated. And for future readers...yes, I know about the zerk located ON the front prop shaft...but apparently located at the REAR portion of that shaft. Again, thanks to all previous posters.
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