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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a 2007 Sportsman 800 2-up

I'm in Amarillo. The machine is clean but I'm wondering what some of you do to ensure a long and happy life on your bike.

I don't plan to race this thing and will likely use it a lot in Angelfire, NM.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 07:15 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Make sure that all the fluids are clean.

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Welcome to the board!

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 02:50 AM
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1) Keep fluids changed as recommended or more depending on use/abuse.
2) Keep grease zerks well greased (& happy).
3) Keep the machine clean/washed after each use.

Follow these three simple steps and you should and the machine should be happy for many miles/years to come!!!

When I buy a used atv.... I like to replace all the fluids before I log many or any miles. I'll change the engine oil/filter, front diff, rear tranny/diff, check anti freeze, check brake fluid and make sure all switches function as they should. I also put a dose of SeaFoam in the gas. Another good idea would be to pull the clutch cover and inspect the belt and blow out the clutches to keep them free of rubber dust and clean!! About $50-75 in fuilds and a few hours in the garage getting to know your machine intimately and you'll both be happy!!!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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Many thanks on the advice sir!

Fluids are being purchased today (right after I finish the daily honeydo's)
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