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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 11:04 AM
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My OEM bushings and lower ball joints were all shot around 200 miles of trail riding. I replaced my bushings with a complete set made by jcapri (he's a user on this web forum).
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post #32 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 01:16 PM
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This is all good info to know. It just sucks to know that parts go out with very lil miles on these machines.

2012 Sportsman 800 EFI. 520 miles and the cam shaft lobes are rounded. Great job Polaris! #junk L & R Cargo box, 4 gal fuel pack, plow, Symtec heated hands/thumb grips. Badlands 3000# winch, Polaris hand guards and windshield.
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post #33 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 01:36 PM
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My 800touring in 20,000 miles has had 4 belts 1 fan 2 light bulbs shift sensor and a new frame. Bike got the shit kick out of it and still running. Also all bushing bearings ball joints things like that where replaced at 12,000 just because I wanted to.

Ny point is that there not all bad
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post #34 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 02:44 PM
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Gotta pay if you wanna play.

If you got into the sport cause you thought it was cheap i suggest you take up knitting.

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post #35 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 03:33 PM
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Gotta pay if you wanna play.

If you got into the sport cause you thought it was cheap i suggest you take up knitting.

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Oh crap! Don't say that. I took up atv'ing because I couldn't afford to knit anymore

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post #36 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 05:38 PM
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I have a 2010 850 touring.. same grease points etc.. I have the identical # of miles on mine.. I've worked my pwr steering and suspension hard for plenty of big slow rocky miles and have hit my share of mud and water (though I don't necc go looking for it).. All I can say is my battery - bushings - bearings etc are still like new..
Battery goes on a tender every winter and all grease points get a shot every 200km's whether in water or not..
No one on the forum can possibly know how the poster rides..Only he knows, so I won't make assumptions.. Just sayin'.. if you jump it - sink it - hit every mud hole you can find and spin the tires at 6000rpm without mods.. Its gonna cost you.. No one ever said, spend $9 or $10k and you're done.. Its a pay to play hobbie.. It will never stop costing you money until you sell it..

Well, that covers my thoughts.

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post #37 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Boat Anchor

Well thanks for the replies,to answer as to what I rode before this was a 26 foot wellcraft nova! I guess polaris is for sale I ain't gonna put up with workin on it all the time....And I'm sorry if some of ya think I wrote this to get ya rilled up! Just wonderd if I was the only one Suckered into buyin a piece of Shit...always had honda dirt bikes as a kid should of stuck with them! I thought polaris was a good machine Thats What I Get 4 Thinkin......
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post #38 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 05:48 PM
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I don't blame you for wanting to get rid of it! Going back to Honda is a safe bet!
I got a little excited because I'm with you on thinking that the bike you bought is junk.....an awful lot of money spent.....Oh well, you're doing the right thing!

Take care......

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post #39 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 05:15 AM
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I do agree with you guys that the way you ride does contribute to the wear on parts but these are ATV's, not a car or truck. They should be able to take some abuse.
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