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The WV850 is the civilian version of the militaries MV850.
It lacks no Low end power even though it does not have a low gear.
It's a heavy beast at a dry weight of 1114 pounds Compared to the XP850 at a dry weight of 773
It has a fuel capacity of 11 gallons Compared to the XP850 with 5 gallons
I have found my personal WV850 gets about a 120 miles out of both tanks
The front rack holds 200 pounds rear rack hold 400 Compared to the XP850 which holds a 120 on front and 240 on back
I could park my Kawasaki bayou 220 on the back and it would be fine
I have had 3 people on back and barely felt it going Up Hills not too steep Not Doing anything stupid
With the beefed up suspension And the NPT tires rides like a Cadillac
The WV850 towing capacity is 1500 pounds same as the XP850 But with Beefed up suspension It can have a heavier tongue weight Pulling a 1500 pound load of logs easy.
The flat steel racks are awesome why on Earth they would ever make them out of round bars I don't know.

And I know you wanna hear about the tires Should I make you wait

They ride smooth And no the mud does not stay in them the scientifical force throws everything out to the side.
The snow and the ice seems to do the same thing I was expecting it to clog it up and then it ride horribleAs they spend the Synthetical force sends everything out.
as you go around the corner on stones it will pick Up stones in the tires and as you're driving it will throw them about 40' in the air. I wouldn't want to be the guy in front of me getting hit by one
When you go through water slowly the water goes in then comes out of the tire as it's about 3/4 of the way around It makes a very weird noise And looks kind of funny Mud's kind of similar but a little bit more sloppy.
And when you go round a corner on soft ground be careful the tires bite into the ground when they flex sideways.
I haven't come close to flipping it yet I hope I never do The sway bar is very heavy duty and as you're turning the 4 Wheeler does not really Tilt at all I have a feeling the weight helps too.
I guess Polaris thought it would be funny to put an Operating pressure on the side of the tire And what pressure to seat the Bead.

Modifications to my personal WV850

Better headlights When switches on low beam. At this point original headlights are just for the looks.
backup lights When switches on high beam. If you work outside at night a lot having lights is very nice.
rock lights Haven't installed switch yet I have 2 attached to the taillight at the moment so they're always on
4 way trailer plug for lights on trailer
Custom headlight guard with storage On the front
Custom rear rack sides. That way I worry less about my dogs going off Even though they never do without it.
trench shoveled just in case I need to dig myself out. I really need to put a machete on it keep forgetting to.
Cell phone holder must have. Because who doesn't have a cell phone.
If you run the Atak App you can see Where you got lost. And your friends and family.

Boy that is little bit long Isn't it

And if anybody needs any information from the service manual let me know And I'll post a pic of it

Specifications: WV850

ENGINE
Engine Type: 4-Stroke SOHC Twin Cylinder
Displacement: 850cc
Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injected
Cooling: Liquid

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission/Final Drive: Automatic PVT P/R/N/H Single Forward Gear; Shaft
Engine Braking System: Standard
Active Descent Control: Standard

SUSPENSION
Front Suspension: Dual A-Arm 9" (22.9 cm) Travel; heavy duty shocks
Rear Suspension Dual A-Arm, Rolled 10.25" (26 cm) Travel; heavy duty shocks
BRAKES
Front/Rear Brakes Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Discs with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake
Parking Brake: Park in Transmission/Lockable Hand Lever

TIRES / WHEELS
Front Tires: 26 x 8-14 NPT
Rear Tires: 26 x 8-14 NPT
Wheels: NPT 8-spoke Cast Aluminum

DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES
Wheelbase: 57" (144.8 CM)
Dry Weight: 1114 lbs (505.2 kg)
Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H): 94.5 x 47.3 x 52 in (242.3 x 120.1 x 132.1 cm)
Ground Clearance: 11.25 in / 28.5 cm
Fuel Capacity: 5.25 gal (19.9 L) + 6.5 gal (24.6 L) reserve
Cooling: Higher Capacity Cooling System
Front/Rear Rack: 200 lbs (91 kg)/400 lbs (181 kg)
Payload Capacity: 850 lbs. (385.5 kg)
Towing Capacity: 1,500 lb (680.4 kg)
Unbraked Trailer Towing Capacity: N/A
Hitch/Type: Standard 2 in / 5 cm Receiver

FEATURES
Cargo System: Polaris powder coated black steel w/D-rings
Lighting: Triple 50w High Beam, Dual 50w Low Beam Headlights; Single Brakelight/Taillight
Electronic Power Steering: Standard
Fixed Front Winch: Standard
Shift Lever Lock: Standard - Military Based
Full Underbody Skidplate: Standard
Push Bumper: Standard - Military Based
Wider Foot Wells: Standard - Military Based
Enhanced Chassis: Standard - Military Based
Full Body Steel Exoskeleton: Standard - Military Based
Colors: Avalanche Gray
MSRP: $14,999



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Does the plastic in the wheel ever get broken in and soft
It's quite a flexible plastic polymer. The only way to break it's I guess to get a stick stuck in there or something.
I've noticed that I have one piece That has been hit And broke a little but it doesn't really matter you can cut a whole quarter out of that plastic.
These pictures are from a torture test video on YouTube


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Nice machine that you have there! I just recently acquired a 2014 MV850. It's in overall good condition considering how it was used.
I will help in any way I can.
I have the Service manual so if you have any questions I can take a picture and put it on for you If you have any questions let me know.
I got the service manual out I can't find anything about the winch in the service manual for wiring diagram So any questions I'll just take pictures of what I have on my 4 Wheeler
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Thank you, I appreciate it! Could you possibly snap a pic of how the winch is mounted, maybe looking in through one of the
Alright 1st thing I would love to see some pictures If I could have gotten the military version I Would have I'm in to military vehicles I have a 1951 M38 Jeep But I'm restoring
I would love to see the IR lights and the lights switch
Here's the best I could do I couldn't open The top rack because of my custom Container on top with the lights on You'll see the wire comes off the winch with the plug the plug on the left side of the 4 Wheeler goes up to with the radiator goes across in front of the radiator which is drooping on mine I'll have to fix that And then goes up through a hole on the right side.
did yours come with the npt tires.


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I highly recommend bending the winch control out a little bit so you can reach it with your thumb while your hand is on the break and the button at the same time if you plow during the winter
 

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I have 12-in wheels that I try putting on mine but I wasn't going to grind down the caliper to do it I already had the set of wheels and tires I wanted to to see the difference between tires and wheels on the four wheeler I think I'll probably end up just getting the twheels retread
 

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Yes they do look cool They look even cooler when you put red white and blue glow sticks in them I would have Put the picture I took on but it just didn't turn out good enough didn't do it Justice
They also ride really smooth with the beefed up suspension The twheels Smooth it out
 

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I do not notice my battery compartment making any noise and yes it has two pins in it I have a bunch of stuff in my container on top that makes noise so I don't notice that if you want I recommend when you close it put a rubber o-rings between either side as you close it will stop the noise and yes my exhaust squeaks !!!!!! too it's annoyed me since day one. Mine only had 326 miles on it when I bought it so nothing was worn out .
I highly recommend putting the storage compartment on the front and three sides on the back makes it so useful you can just throw things on the back and drive off.
I would like to see the damage that's been done to your wheels I'm a tractor trailer mechanic and I tend to be able to figure out ways to fix it.
I once had a brake caliper brake loose and completely destroy my wheel I ended up having the world cracks the whole way around it . You may be able to take a washer and a ball peen hammer with a socket to make a repair for the wheel you stick the washer on the socket hit it with Hammer to make it into a cone and put it in the hole where the proper nut should be
 

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It's me again. Could I trouble you to take a few measurements of the front rubber bumper strips? Mine are missing and I'm trying to determine if I can source them outside of ordering the actual polaris part #. Ordering the OEM part they are $75 each! As far as measurements I'm looking for width, length, and how far apart the bolt holes are.
If you do want to try looking for some rubbers that go on the back of tractor trailers may find something similar and I mean on the back of the trailer where they back up to the loading docks or maybe in The boat world I may have seen something similar
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Thank you much! I mean to ask, did you build that rear rack add-on? I really like that addition!
I did not build the rack add-ons the guy is actually on this forum search wv 850 racks.
I actually found the rubbers on Amazon I'm pretty sure the right measurements I didn't check they look exactly the same as one on the four wheeler just a little longer here's the link search that on Amazon they're $20 each
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I was waiting to purchase those bumpers until I had the measurements. According to the data sheet from the manufacturer, the biggest difference is the bolt hole spacing. On the MV/WV, the holes are 6.75" apart and according to the data sheet for these, they are 6" apart. I'm very tempted to get them anyway and just drill another hole. I have to work out a few other things first before I worry too much about that. I have several parts on order that I will be working on first, plus planning to mount a winch.
I don't know if you notice in the picture I sent you up the winch on the motorside there's a plug so you can put the witch in without worrying about the wires you can just plug it in I eventually am going to make a Which hitch on the back and I'll have a plug back there to plug the Winch in
 

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I didn't notice that from the picture. On mine the whole winch wiring harness was removed. I think most of it will be fairly easy to recreate. The biggest thing I'm not sure of right now is where to mount the contactor, which is the electronic switch box where the winch power wires hook up.
I need to check some fluid levels on the front of my full Wheeler so tomorrow I will take the light bar Box off and look in there I'm pretty sure it gets mounted in there underneath where the battery is.
When I had the light bar Box made I was supposed to be able to open the batteries thing up but me and the guy that came up with it missed one thing And it knows the crap out of me Because I can only open it 4" I'll take a picture and show it to you you can laugh your head off at it.
 

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I figured out where the winch contactor was mounted on mine originally. There is a molded pocket area in the front plastic, underneath the rack, on the passenger side. Mine actually still has the rubber flap covering it. To mount the replacement contactor I will need to remove the whole front rack to access that spot. That is slightly annoying but doesn't look like it will be too bad of a job.
I still really want to see some pictures There are so few that aren't stock Photos on the Internet
 

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Thanks for the prod. I definitely need to post more pics and info. For the time being I'll post this teaser. Some parts that I ordered just showed up today so I hope to get started on a couple of things this week. I did not paint the racks, it came to me that way. Not sure if the previous owner did that or if the mil guys did. I blurred out the ID number under the headlight.
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Yes those are definitely the wrong wheels!!!
It looks like whoever had it last put WV850 racks And Exoeskeleton and bumper.
I saw a short video on YouTube of somebody that got a military one that was Rusted to pieces And that's what he did.
With how rusty your grill looks I would say it's probably what happened.
Because you can't get the military color Parts Unless you buy Them used on eBay.
I love whats oever the headlights so it's not reflective.!!! I might do that in black on Mine
The seat is different from the civilian version I want that version !!!
All the plastic Looks perfect on the picture are they in person?
Also that shifter knob is really shiny.
If you want pictures of anything in the service manual just let me know I have Only used it for disassembling the clutche and reassembling I had the one way bearing go out If it ever starts to creep forwards when you start it up it might be the one way bearing going bad If you stop and it keeps trying to go it's definitely the one way bearing.
Hope you have fun fixing it it's all I do I'm a tractor trailer mechanic The last 4 work days I've been disassembling a cat C15 engine Here's a picture one of the last one that we did
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Man that is awesome. I would love to be a diesel mechanic, maybe not professionally, but be that proficient. I got into military vehicles when I bought a M1078 about 8 years ago and I recently converted it to a M1079 that I am turning into a bare bones camper sort of deal. On my MV850 I think the racks are the factory racks as they are actually tan underneath and where the black paint has rubbed off. The frame has some surface rust in a few areas but nothing too terrible. The front rollbar is missing, but maybe I can eventually find one or make one. The anti-reflective stuff on the headlights is pretty interesting and is over the tail light too. It's actually just a stick on material and I would love to find it to redo the high beam headlight. It's a fine mesh pattern. The plastics are indeed in great condition. The front was fading and chalky, but I cleaned that up with a wire brush and Goof Off, and now it looks like the rest. Thank you for the tip on the one way bearing too, I will have to keep that in mind. Mine sometimes is tough to shift out of H and I don't know if that is something like the one way bearing, the belt is dragging slightly on a sheave, or maybe it's just typical Polaris. I have a 2013 Bobcat 3400XL (made by Polaris) and hard shifting was one of the big complaints with the diesel UTV's. That machine has needed a lot of work because it was an abused rental unit, so I am familiar with rebuilding Polaris suspension! At least on this MV850 the control arm bushings are already fitted with grease fittings.
You can't go telling somebody about your M1078 without showing them a picture it's just not right !!!!!!! My grandfather almost bid on one in an auction Military equipment is awesome
Now you have to put a rack on the back for the MV850 Then it's the ultimate exploring rag!!!
The stuff that's on the headlights and the tail light you can probably get at any sign making company Just get a certain amount Printed out In tan basically It's the same stuff you Can put on a window that you can see through.
If it's hardshifting it's probably the one way bearing going out Mine is so easy to shift Since I replaced it.
Here's a picture of the troubleshooting page And how to inspect the bearing
Believe me you wanna replace it before it goes out or you might run into a car or something


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Let's put it this way with a 1000 pounds of hay in the trailer Going down A rather steep hill yes it has compression breaking It almost slows me down to a stop but then once it's slow enough something releases and it just rolls like neutral.
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I went over too the steel soldiers forum And created an account.!!!
I did see your M1078/M1079
At the moment our shop has a 5ton in the lot it's so much fun to drive I took my grandmother for a drive-in it
It makes the WV850 look so small
What got me in the military vehicles was m*a*s*h I watched Way To much of it And I wanted an army Jeep so I got the m38 And can't wait to get rid of the yellow And Lime green paint !!!!
I would take the army Jeep any day over a side-by-side It's a 100% more fun.
Now I gotta get That 5 Ton The game commission only paid 10 grand for it
Have you taken the M1078 off routing?

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I still want an M38 some day. Yours looks great and I like that you have the trailer too! The 5 ton dump looks like it's in great condition! I've only done some light offroading with my truck, mainly just driving around the field here. My long term goal is to do a bit of overlanding with it. Nothing too extreme due to the size, but be able to go explore parts of the US and camp off the grid. Now that you are on Steel Soldiers maybe you can find a local event/rally to check out. I go to one every year and it's a blast.
The M38 has a nickname of the submarine Jeep.
It was entirely waterproof so we could go underwater I don't know how the driver's Supposed to breathe but the Jeep would be fine.
It's not actually not the Jeep that I wanted to get but I love it has more power than the MB and GPW.
The M38 has 66 horsepower
Compared to the WV850 which is 77
The Jeep is a 1951 M38 and the trailer is a 1951 M 100.
The M 100 trailer was designed to be pulled behind the M38 and it floats Like a boat The only annoying part about it is it doesn't have a tailgate because of that.
Now all I have to do is get my driver's license in the Jeep once When I'm finished restoring it most of the way Just To Where it's road legal. At the moment I don't have to drive anywhere because I work right across the street from my house at my grandfather's Truck shop.
And going camping in your truck sounds awesome.
Get to where you're going in the truck and take the 4 Wheeler for a spin sounds like fun
I'll have to check out the skill soldier events Thanks for telling me
 

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Alright here you go here's a bunch of pictures
Here is everything to do with the WV850 clutch system you won't need all of it
They did not go on in order so look at the page numbers And buy all the proper tools
I Almost screwed my crank up I use an improper tool to remove the clutch and ruin the threads I was lucky to find the left hand of thread tap And fixed it
Beware of the left handed threads !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you have a big Torque wrench!!!

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You replaced the one-way bearing on yours, or no? I have the clutch puller tool, but I do not have the other specialized tools. Looks like I would at least need the spider disassembly tool.
Yes I did replace the one way bearing in mine.
You'll need the spider Disassembly tool and the fixture to put the clutch into you won't be able to do it
You can get it all on Amazon.
Have fun it's not too bad
You'll need something to bolt the fixture too For Torqueing the clutch At 300' pounds if you mount it to a bench and it doesn't have enough weight on it Will defiantly Move.
I bolted it to my toolbox

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