Aside from a few variations with springs for different models like Touring, 6x6’s, Ute’s......I’m pretty sure those other parts were the same. Plenty of aftermarket a-arm, tie rods, ball joints or suspension springs available.
Ok, I was searching for a-arms and nothing older than 2005 is listed. That's why I asked. I know the XP's I believe have double arms but I didn't know if they changed something on the standard 500. Thanks
Yep, they went to longer/taller struts and springs and the strut housing changed too for more suspension travel. I've converted a few older machines to the newer/longer style. In fact, I've got a brand new set of the older style shorter struts if you need some.
So if there is no difference in parts from year to year, I know that mine are older, but what is the difference that aftermarket a-arms are only listed for 2005 and newer Sportsman 500's. I contacted SuperAtv and I got a chart listing what they fit from 2005 till now but no reason why they don't. Anybody here have an answer.
Generally the fitment charts only look at the part number. And with the manufacturer, any change to that part, no matter how small would require that the modified part have a new part number. So the ones listed that fit the 05 and up may well be just fine on the older models. Usually though, if you look up the old part number it will be superseded to the new one. If it''s not, the only way to be sure is with an answer from someone who has done it, or your own experience. Take a chance, buy them and try it.
Yep, what stave said ^^… BUT the 05 and up arms may actually be longer to accommodate the longer suspension travel Polaris went to on the newer machines and could present fitment problems unless you change the entire front suspension to the newer style like I've done on a couple machines
What EXACTLY are you wanting to do to WHICH machine OP?
The 04 has a bent right a-arm, want something heavier. Let someone use it, returned broken. My other option is to take stock a-arms and plate them underneath so they reinforce the arm but also act as a skid plate. That isn't an issue, I'm a welder by trade, it's basically got to do with time. If I did one atv, I'd do both just for the sake of doing so. Just get 2 sets so I could do it, put the the reinforced arms on, keep the others as spares.
What do you consider is high miles for a polaris or any atv?
My bear hunting guide in Quebec has 15,000 miles on his machine that he bought in 2006. It runs strong.
I don't know. When I look at machines on ebay or craigs list I think they have high miles at 3000. Correct me...maybe I'm...
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2015 polaris sportsman 570 super low miles. just out of the blue dies on me and throws this error code. it is not even in the manual but seems related to throttle position. anyone know what the common cause of this error code is and the fix?
i have a 2015 sportsman 570 giving me problems. only about 200 miles of desert/street riding in las vegas. one thing i checked is the throttle play/etc. i don't think it is my main problem but when i opened the top, the contacts were together, so i "tightened" up the slack adjuster...
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