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  1. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey guys! New to the forum so going to say hello first! Hopefully i'm in the right spot. Did some research only really finding things about spongy brake pedals. I have a 96 Xplorer 400 and it seems as though the foot brake pedal is actually right up against the body and was wondering if there...
  2. Polaris Xplorer and Xpedition
    New to the atv community and recently got a 2000 Polaris explorer 400 and figured out most of the basic maintenance from YouTube videos since I’m not really sure what I’m doing since I don’t have any experience working on arcs and this is the first I have owned. I know the basics of it being a...
  3. Polaris Xplorer and Xpedition
    Does anyone know if there is any special type of coolant to use for a 1998 polaris xplorer 400 2stroke and if there is a special coolant please share!
  4. Polaris Xplorer and Xpedition
    I bought a 2001 Xplorer 400, 2 stroke a few months ago. Ran fine until about 2 weeks ago, it wont stay in high gear as soon as it revs to high it just pops out. I've tried to hold it in gear and it seems to work. low gear hasn't given me any issues yet and reverse is fine as well. it almost...
  5. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 99' Polaris Xplorer 400 4X4 that was running well until one day it stopped mid-ride and I can't get it started again... When it stopped I tried and tried right after and it kept getting weaker and weaker, like the battery was dead. I charged the battery, no luck. Went to advance and...
  6. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    hey im new here and new to quad work as well so i need some help. i have a 1998 polaris xplorer 400l i just got it and the guy told me he thought the oil pump wasnt working but he said it ended up working fine so it was smoking at the time of purchase due to the excess oil being burned since he...
  7. ATV General Discussion
    Hi guys! Just picked myself up a 1997 Xplorer 400, accidentally left the Oil tank Cap off on the front, and some rain got into it last night... This is my first quad, just wondering if anyone knows what would be the best way to drain the tank completely, so I can drain out all the water and put...
  8. ATV New Members
    Hello All! Brand new, just signed up member... I am looking to change tires on my Xplorer and was thinking of moving down to 24" OD instead of 25".... When riding more aggressivly i notice the rears rubbing under the fenders periodically. I have already turned the rear suspension all the way...
  9. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    hello im new to this forum and in need of help. i am having extreme difficulties figuring out the wiring on this engine. i just picked up a go kart a few days ago and it has a 1997 polaris 400 2 stroke engine and i cannot get spark. after messing with the wiring it ran for about 1-2 minutes then...
  10. Polaris Xplorer and Xpedition
    Hello all, I just picked up my first two stroke, a 2001 Polaris Xplorer 400. It has the oil injection system and I am worried about how reliable this is. Is there any way to tell visually that the pump is working as it should? I have ridden it only for a few hours like 1 or 2 and the oil level...
  11. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 97 xplorer 400. I need the thermal switch in the top of the radiator that tells the fan when to come on. It's been discontinued. Is there another year Polaris with the same switch? I cant find the same part no. anywhere. Some look the same but have a different part no. and I'm afraid to...
  12. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Common problem on these chain driven models. Either the sprocket tooth hits the washer and bushing or if you can get past that sometimes you can't get the sprocket through the hole.. This is because over the years the tranny can shift around to where the shaft isn't perfectly centered in the...
  13. ATV Parts for Sale
    I have a 1995 Polaris Xplorer 400 with a blown motor that id like to part out (Prefer Keeping As A Whole) $800 OBO for the whole atv. Just post what ever your looking for and ill let you know if i have it. Buyer pays shipping from International falls, MN (56649). For a bit quicker response you...
  14. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey everyone hoping you will be able to give me some aid here. I have a 01 Xplorer 400 and some jack*** stole me seat. It was a junker when I got it but managed to rebuild er and get er running again, but now I wanna sit while I ride. Can anyone tell me what other models would have compatible seats?
  15. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 97 Xplorer 400L and the drive belt keeps ripping. Im going on my 2nd replacement in two weeks. I just adjusted the idle to a lower rpm, I'm going to reseal the outer seal on the transmission case, and then get a high performance belt. I noticed belt marks inside the case. Could that...
  16. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello Everyone. I have a 95 Xplorer 4x4, 2 cycle, that I bought used and it ran great for about 5 years. Suddenly, it would not hold an idle. It starts great and runs great to this day. But, it won't start cold and hold an idle. However, if I start it and keep it on choke to warm up...
  17. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 1999 Xplorer 400 4x4 2 stroke. I just added oil for the counterbalancer. I now have milky white oil coming out of the tube that is connected to behind the cylinder. The oil is exiting just above the clutch cover. Did I add too much oil or do I have a cylinder head gasket problem...
  18. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 99 xplorer two stroke. Runs pretty good. I have replaced the starter and Bendix when I bought it used. It has never started correctly. The Bendix has always slipped/skipped a bit. Like it's not extending all the way. I've lived with it. Today, I noticed while rebuilding the carb...
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