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Bought myself a new 850 the other week. So far I have to admit that I really enjoy riding this atv coming from mainly "sport" machines. This thing is awesome!!!

Anyway.... I have 100 miles on it so far and I was cleaning it the other day and noticed my front left tire is significantly toe'd out. I got the atv on a flat surface and adjusted the handle bars evenly, looked again and it was still toe'd out a lot more than the right tire. Is this normal on the sportsman during initial break in due to the suspension setting in and what not? I just feel as if I shouldn't be having to adjust something like this so soon on a new machine. It also explains the slight head shake I would feel while on a flat trail/road.

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The total toe-out should be zero to 1/8". That is the measure of the difference measured between the front of the left and right rims vs the back of the left and right rims. I set mine to zero - I think it tracks a little better that way.

Its a little tricky to set up an alignment reference to check that measurement. The service manual describes the process using a string.

The alignment of the handlebars to the wheels is a different (but related) issue. You can adjust the tie rods so that the wheels point straight forward when the bar is pointed straight forward.

If you think toe-in/out appears to be wrong, I would think the dealer would adjust it under warranty.
 

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Welcome to the board!:med:
 

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Just like curt said, take it to the dealer and they should adjust it under warranty. It came like that from the factory.
 
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