2004 Sportsman Axle Issues
We have a 2004 Sportsman 700 4X4 that I'm having axle issues with. We purchased the bike used in May of 2015 with the following setup. The bike has oversized tires on it which are just 1" taller and 2" wider. The front wheel has spacers installed on them. The carb as been jetted and the bike runs.
When we brought the bike home we replaced all four axle assemblies along with the wheel bearings. The axles were sixity brand axles which I have used on my other machines with no problem.
My first issue I seen was when I jacked the bike up this winter the right rear axle fell out of the differential as the wheel lowered. I was able to snap it back in with no problem and haven't had any issues until two weeks ago.
I got on the bike which was parked in my driveway as I was getting ready to burn pasture. I had just installed my sprayer with no water in it yet, as I started the bike and gave it throttle it made several loud pops then it wouldn't move. I observed that the right rear axle again had fell out and now that right front axle was out. Upon further inspection the u joint had broke on the right front axle. I was able to push the rear axle back into place and limp the bike into the garage.
Lets forward to this past weekend 3/19 I installed the new from axle and took the bike for a drive. I dropped into a small ditch that I drive thru regulary. I noticed the right rear wheel spinning trying to get traction. I get off the bike and observed that the left rear axle had now pulled out of the out CV joint. Can anyone please explain to me what is going on here!!!!!