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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-08-2018, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Pulled off my wheels and hubs this weekend and found one of the hubs collars had snapped off, no wonder she was a little noisy. The bearing was also blown apart as you might expect.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-08-2018, 10:01 AM
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Hmm...I've seen several broken hubs on the older RZR 800's but not the ATV's. PO must have been doing some jumping and rough terrain.
Having seen that, I'd probably use a bright light to inspect frame joints and a arm brackets for cracks while I was down into it. If you catch them BEFORE they break its a pretty simple fix.
I've got an 06 800 that I've put 17,000+ really rough miles on last few years. I bought new this year but kept the 800 as a backup or for friends and family. Don't hesitate to ask questions about anything you find. I've turned every bolt and screw on mine over the years.
I rode it several years claiming, "I don't need no stinking PS".
After I installed the Super ATV EZ Steer kit I couldn't believe I'd tortured myself needlessly all that time because I was too tight to shell out the $700.
Best money I ever spent on that machine other than tires and wheels!
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Pulled off my wheels and hubs this weekend and found one of the hubs collars had snapped off, no wonder she was a little noisy. The bearing was also blown apart as you might expect.
Yet another reason that bearing greasers are worthwhile, as they more or less force you to inspect parts while performing annual greasing.

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Pulled off my wheels and hubs this weekend and found one of the hubs collars had snapped off, no wonder she was a little noisy. The bearing was also blown apart as you might expect.
Yet another reason that bearing greasers are worthwhile, as they more or less force you to inspect parts while performing annual greasing.
"annual greasing"??...If I only greased once a year there'd be no reason to bother. Everything would already be worn out by then.
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Pulled off my wheels and hubs this weekend and found one of the hubs collars had snapped off, no wonder she was a little noisy. The bearing was also blown apart as you might expect.
Yet another reason that bearing greasers are worthwhile, as they more or less force you to inspect parts while performing annual greasing.
"annual greasing"??...If I only greased once a year there'd be no reason to bother. Everything would already be worn out by then.
I concur 100% since I use mine at least 4-5 times a week on the farm and then pretty much every other weekend. Then again a lot of owners dont use/abuse their rides as much as others...

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- 26" QBT 672s on 12x7 and 12x8 Vision 158s
- QSC clutch kit from RVS Performance, OMC Gaskets, Rhino Axles F&R
- ODI Grips, Polaris Handguards, Kolpin Fenders, EPI HD rear springs
- Polaris bumpers/Rack extenders and HD front Springs, Badlands 3500 winch w/syn line

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Yeah, I grease on average every 3rd or 4th ride or once a month. During peak riding season that usually equates to around 250-300 miles. We run cross country so there's lots of creek crossings and mud holes that must be navigated. Too much grease won't hurt a thing but too little results in more repairs and down time.
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