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I have a 2012 Polaris Sportsman 800 and in the first year and 300 miles I have had both sides of the rear stabilizer bushings fail, has this happened to anyone else with a newer model? I had a 2009 Sportsman 500 and I did not have this issue, I am wondering if these bushings are defective on the newer models...
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Has this not been an issue for anyone else?
 

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I am on this forum on a daily basis and this is the first I have heard of this:nixweiss:
 

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I've got about the same on mine and...... I think they are okay. I'll have to look later :D

What is your riding style and terrain? If it's technical I could see these wearing out, but otherwise?
 

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I also read hear frequently and have not seen this as a common complaint. At $8 a pop, that would piss me off a little.


Rather be riding, instead I'm using Tapatalk
 

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I disconnected the bar on my 550..........not many miles on those worn bushings!
 

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First I have heard of this as well.

faawrenchbndr, how does your machine handle with the bar disconnected?
 

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Thanks for the responses! It's not a big deal, just annoying I have to fix crap like this on a year old quad...
 

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happened to mine in about a year but i put over 4k on my 500 in the first year. i took it right off when i put my hd springs in
 

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I replaced mine. Not as bad as yours though. What helped my situation was going to hd springs and cranking up the pre-load.
 

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What kind of cleaner etc. have you used? May be something deteriorated the rubber. They will naturally crack over time but I haven't seen any that bad.
 

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First I have heard of this as well.

faawrenchbndr, how does your machine handle with the bar disconnected?
Damn good.........I like it, but I ride slower, technical trails. Rarely do I get over 25. It can be reconnected in a few minutes if need be.
 

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Took mine off my 550 and unless riding double, they will never go back on. You might want to turn your springs up a notch but it rides like a dream. Takes a few miles to get used to it but after a while you just learn to compensate for the leaning in the corners. I have had no problems even at high speed. Mine have been off for about 1000 miles. Kind of like riding a motorcyle. You use your body a bit and after a few runs it just becomes normal to lean into the corners and curves.
 

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Thanks for the info folks...I may try it!
 

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Mine were mangled and squeezed out in 400 miles. Removed all the garbage and never looked back.
 
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