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  1. 1997 Xplorer, Help! Water in Oil tank....

    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...
  2. 1996 Xplorer Tire Swap

    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...
  3. NEED HELP!! 1997 polaris xplorer 400 engine wiring

    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...
  4. How To Tell If Oil Pump Is Working

    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...
  5. xplorer thermal switch

    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...
  6. OPT answers sprocket problem!!!

    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...
  7. Parting out a 1995 polaris xplorer 400 4x4 (red)

    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...
  8. 01 Xplorer 400 comparability

    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?
  9. Spitting and backfiring at idle

    Around The Garage
    I bought this 1995 Polaris Xplorer 400 and so far pretty much rebuilt the thing. My current issue is at idle it's sputtering, spitting and a occasional backfire. Anything above idle it runs like a raped ape... I've cleaned the carb (3 times), last using a rebuild kit. I've replaced the plug...
  10. Drive belt in transmission keeps breaking

    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...
  11. 95 Xplorer Idle Problem

    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...
  12. Milky White Oil 1999 xplorer 400 4X4 2 Stroke

    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...
  13. 1999 Xplorer 400 Engine to Frame Ground

    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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