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I signed the papers on my new Sportsman 570 on Saturday and am picking it up tomorrow. When I took a good look at it after they prepped it I noticed where Polaris located the battery. WTF???
I didnt notice this on the sales floor because it was in between 2 other ATV's. It seems really low and close to the front driveshaft.
I may not have bought it if I had seen the location before then. Is anyone else concerned?
Can the battery go under water with no ill effects? I have been worried about this since noticing it, should I be or am I worrying about nothing?
 

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No. It's not a problem. Everyone freaks out about it, even myself a bit, but so far no problems
 

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Just speculating here......but wonder if when under water, could the water cause a short/direct circuit across the two terminals ?
 

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Just speculating here......but wonder if when under water, could the water cause a short/direct circuit across the two terminals ?
Doubt it, but plausible. Remember, water is a better insulator than a conductor
 

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I signed the papers on my new Sportsman 570 on Saturday and am picking it up tomorrow. When I took a good look at it after they prepped it I noticed where Polaris located the battery. WTF???
I didnt notice this on the sales floor because it was in between 2 other ATV's. It seems really low and close to the front driveshaft.
I may not have bought it if I had seen the location before then. Is anyone else concerned?
Can the battery go under water with no ill effects? I have been worried about this since noticing it, should I be or am I worrying about nothing?
At first I shared your concern but It's not an issue. I plow through swamps, run over all sorts of brush, briers and small trees; the battery has been submerge, all without issues. If it really bothers you, a cover could be fabricated easily. I like being able to clean mine off with my pressure washer.
 

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I signed the papers on my new Sportsman 570 on Saturday and am picking it up tomorrow. When I took a good look at it after they prepped it I noticed where Polaris located the battery. WTF???
I didnt notice this on the sales floor because it was in between 2 other ATV's. It seems really low and close to the front driveshaft.
I may not have bought it if I had seen the location before then. Is anyone else concerned?
Can the battery go under water with no ill effects? I have been worried about this since noticing it, should I be or am I worrying about nothing?
At first I shared your concern but It's not an issue. I plow through swamps, run over all sorts of brush, briers and small trees; the battery has been submerge, all without issues. If it really bothers you, a cover could be fabricated easily. I like being able to clean mine off with my pressure washer.
Thanks......that's what I was hoping for......I will eventually fabricate some type of cover and post some pics when I do. I work in a precision sheet metal shop and hope to fab up some skid plates too.
 

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ive inspected my buddies new 570 & rode it LOL, i wouldnt own a new one thats for sure!!!
Just curious, why not?
well for starters the all the plastics seem thinner & flimsy(body, clutch breathers ect..) the mounting points seems thinner(rear stabilizer, front brush guard, motor mounts ect..) & alot of electrical connections seem to unplug way too easy. just my .02 cents i wouldnt own a new sportsman, ill stick with the 2004-2008 models
 

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ive inspected my buddies new 570 & rode it LOL, i wouldnt own a new one thats for sure!!!
Just curious, why not?
well for starters the all the plastics seem thinner & flimsy(body, clutch breathers ect..) the mounting points seems thinner(rear stabilizer, front brush guard, motor mounts ect..) & alot of electrical connections seem to unplug way too easy. just my .02 cents i wouldnt own a new sportsman, ill stick with the 2004-2008 models
I will agree, the plastic seems kinda thin and cheesy. As for the other things, this is my first Polaris, so I have nothing to compare it to. I guess only time will tell....
 

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The worst thing about the pre 2011 models is the rad location, not well thought out.

Nothing older than a 2004.5 model, older transmissions were horrible, and the central halliard is much better. And for the price of used, there is no way i would buy used.
 

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I signed the papers on my new Sportsman 570 on Saturday and am picking it up tomorrow. When I took a good look at it after they prepped it I noticed where Polaris located the battery. WTF???
I didnt notice this on the sales floor because it was in between 2 other ATV's. It seems really low and close to the front driveshaft.
I may not have bought it if I had seen the location before then. Is anyone else concerned?
Can the battery go under water with no ill effects? I have been worried about this since noticing it, should I be or am I worrying about nothing?
At first I shared your concern but It's not an issue. I plow through swamps, run over all sorts of brush, briers and small trees; the battery has been submerge, all without issues. If it really bothers you, a cover could be fabricated easily. I like being able to clean mine off with my pressure washer.
you do know that washer your wheeler with a pressure washer isnt good on it right?
 

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I signed the papers on my new Sportsman 570 on Saturday and am picking it up tomorrow. When I took a good look at it after they prepped it I noticed where Polaris located the battery. WTF???
I didnt notice this on the sales floor because it was in between 2 other ATV's. It seems really low and close to the front driveshaft.
I may not have bought it if I had seen the location before then. Is anyone else concerned?
Can the battery go under water with no ill effects? I have been worried about this since noticing it, should I be or am I worrying about nothing?
At first I shared your concern but It's not an issue. I plow through swamps, run over all sorts of brush, briers and small trees; the battery has been submerge, all without issues. If it really bothers you, a cover could be fabricated easily. I like being able to clean mine off with my pressure washer.
you do know that washer your wheeler with a pressure washer isnt good on it right?
If common sense is used, there is nothing wrong with pressure washing your atv. Keep a safe distance, you will be fine.
 

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At first I shared your concern but It's not an issue. I plow through swamps, run over all sorts of brush, briers and small trees; the battery has been submerge, all without issues. If it really bothers you, a cover could be fabricated easily. I like being able to clean mine off with my pressure washer.
you do know that washer your wheeler with a pressure washer isnt good on it right?
If common sense is used, there is nothing wrong with pressure washing your atv. Keep a safe distance, you will be fine.
Yep, I recall reading that somewhere. My pressure washer is just a cheap 'O 1800 psi model. The same one I use to wash my F250. I just don't point it at items it could be easily damaged (elect. connections/ engine ). It does a fantastic job of removing the "swamp" off the quad, especially under the fender wells and the tires, wheels etc. If you keep the nozzle 12"-18" away it doesn't hurt anything.
 

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Another opinion here, a little dielectric grease on the terminals/connections wouldn't hurt either.

I can tell you that where the battery is located on my 500 doesn't offer much protection against water and mud. As a matter of fact the tires cake it in mud and water. I do agree that submersion might be a concern, but this isn't the first model to put the battery down there.

Make sure you only use sealed batteries on it if you ever replace the OEM one.


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Another opinion here, a little dielectric grease on the terminals/connections wouldn't hurt either.

I can tell you that where the battery is located on my 500 doesn't offer much protection against water and mud. As a matter of fact the tires cake it in mud and water. I do agree that submersion might be a concern, but this isn't the first model to put the battery down there.

Make sure you only use sealed batteries on it if you ever replace the OEM one.


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Sealed as in non serviceable? And do the sealed ones eliminate the vent tube?
 

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I agree, the battery location looks like an after thought. Here's to hoping it will be fine.

I had mine in a couple feet of water, iced over so very cold and no issues. but time will tell
 

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ive inspected my buddies new 570 & rode it LOL, i wouldnt own a new one thats for sure!!!
Just curious, why not?
well for starters the all the plastics seem thinner & flimsy(body, clutch breathers ect..) the mounting points seems thinner(rear stabilizer, front brush guard, motor mounts ect..) & alot of electrical connections seem to unplug way too easy. just my .02 cents i wouldnt own a new sportsman, ill stick with the 2004-2008 models
The plastic is plenty thick. I love mine so far. got it up to 60 last night on the dirt road, rides like a champ. well worth the money, and across frozen famr fields its like a caddy. smoother than my jeep.
 

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Another opinion here, a little dielectric grease on the terminals/connections wouldn't hurt either.

I can tell you that where the battery is located on my 500 doesn't offer much protection against water and mud. As a matter of fact the tires cake it in mud and water. I do agree that submersion might be a concern, but this isn't the first model to put the battery down there.

Make sure you only use sealed batteries on it if you ever replace the OEM one.


Rather be riding, instead I'm using Tapatalk
Sealed as in non serviceable? And do the sealed ones eliminate the vent tube?
Exactly on both counts.


Rather be riding, instead I'm using Tapatalk
 
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