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New to the site here, just had a question about my bike i just bought used. I bought a 2011 Sportsman 550 with 22 miles on it last week. From my brief investigation it wasnt ridden too hard and the guy I bought it from was a responsible Dad type.

I went riding Saturaday morning in a new neighborhood down the road from my house. I rode about 3/4 mile to the riding spot, and ended up riding for about 45 minutes and hauled ass back to the house at about 50 mph. When i hopped off the bike i smelled a brake/ clutch burning smell and when I further nvestigated it seems to be rising out from the right back fender area. Everything was hot on the back end bc of the exhuast so I don't it was burning plastic or anything. Nevertheless, i still couldn't figure it out.

Anyone have a clue as to what this may be?
 

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The "new" burning off the exhaust? Check the rear brake? See if it is "dragging".
 

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There have been problems of the exhaust melting plastics, but sounds more like things just burning in. Keep an eye on the under seat area by the exhaust though.:nzd:
 
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