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Hello all,

I looked but didn't see a thread specific to this problem, though I'm sure there must be some.

I have a 2021 Sportsman 570 Trail and the tabs for holding the front cargo compartment down are way off. Needless to say the paint is quickly wearing thin and it doesn't help with the already poor seal.

I tried putting pressure in the center rear of the rack to see if it had warped and would flex into position, but that's not it.

I pulled back on the fenders and with some persuasion the tabs fell into place, but looking for a week link in the fender attachment I came up with nothing. There aren't a whole lot of attachment points to begin with and none of what I found was anything that could really be tweaked.

Any of you had and corrected this problem? It's pretty ridiculous for a fresh out the box machine to not fit together right.

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IDK man that SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've heard a lot of that BS going on with popo and canned ham, those are the only 2 manufactures I follow on the forums and social media. You could try and fix it yourself or bring it back to the dealer to have fixed.
 

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Hello all,

I looked but didn't see a thread specific to this problem, though I'm sure there must be some.

I have a 2021 Sportsman 570 Trail and the tabs for holding the front cargo complement down are way off. Needless to say the paint is quickly wearing thin and it doesn't help with the already poor seal.

I tried putting pressure in the center rear of the rack to see if it had warped and would flex into position, but that's not it.

I pulled back on the fenders and with some persuasion the tabs fell into place, but looking for a week link in the fender attachment I came up with nothing. There aren't a whole lot of attachment points to begin with and none of what I found was anything that could really be tweaked.

Any of you had and corrected this problem? It's pretty ridiculous for a fresh out the box machine to not fit together right.

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Does the plastic lid have a metal frame underneath?
 

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When did you first notice the problem? The red battery cable, is that stock or did you add it when adding a winch or something else?? It could be preventing the lid from properly seating and pushing up in the center of the lid, which would cause the type of deflection you're seeing. Try rerouting the cable so its not going across the top of the battery.
 

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From what I'm looking at both the left and right sides of the cover look like they are inboard.
 
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From what I'm looking at both the left and right sides of the cover look like they are inboard.
^^ Yep….sharp eye…..warped lid? I’m assuming any contact with batt cable in center was checked…
 

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Looking at it again, it appears the front cover is canted lower on the right vs. left (see red arrows). Is the hinge bent, loose, or misaligned? Is something on the hinge attachment broken? If the cover isn't seating correctly in the gasket channel it could be adding to your issue.
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When did you first notice the problem? The red battery cable, is that stock or did you add it when adding a winch or something else?? It could be preventing the lid from properly seating and pushing up in the center of the lid, which would cause the type of deflection you're seeing. Try rerouting the cable so its not going across the top of the battery.
It's a stock cable, but good call. I just double checked it and no, it sits down in there better than the picture makes it look.
I haven't done a single mod.

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The hinge is mostly plastic and it has a lot of play, but the tabs are misaligned to the inside, so shifting it isn't an option. They both need to go out.
 

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The hinge is mostly plastic and it has a lot of play, but the tabs are misaligned to the inside, so shifting it isn't an option. They both need to go out.
Circling back to “the Lid is warped”…..you don’t have a rack attached to that front lid do you?…….someone correct me if I’m wrong- I recall some other guys having this issue, and when they installed a front lid Rack, that flattened out the warp and the lid fit correctly.
 

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Another good question. It's the Trail edition so it came with the rack. I think that's actually the problem. After someone asked if it had metal support I got to thinking and took the rack off. The mounting holes don't line up, so I'm thinking the rack is misshaped.

If you notice in the pictures it's not only not lined up, it's angled inward, just like the tabs. I think it's bending the cover.

I reached out to the dealership. I'll let you know.

Thanks for leading me to what is likely the problem.

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Another good question. It's the Trail edition so it came with the rack. I think that's actually the problem. After someone asked if it had metal support I got to thinking and took the rack off. The mounting holes don't line up, so I'm thinking the rack is misshaped.

If you notice in the pictures it's not only not lined up, it's angled inward, just like the tabs. I think it's bending the cover.

I reached out to the dealership. I'll let you know.

Thanks for leading me to what is likely the problem.

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Most likely that is your issue. Take the rack completely off and see if the lid lines up like it should.
 

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Another good question. It's the Trail edition so it came with the rack. I think that's actually the problem. After someone asked if it had metal support I got to thinking and took the rack off. The mounting holes don't line up, so I'm thinking the rack is misshaped.

If you notice in the pictures it's not only not lined up, it's angled inward, just like the tabs. I think it's bending the cover.

I reached out to the dealership. I'll let you know.

Thanks for leading me to what is likely the problem.

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Most likely that is your issue. Take the rack completely off and see if the lid lines up like it should.
I was just about to same same thing….take the rack off
 

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Maybe you need to do an old mechanics trick, loosen all the mounting bolts - screws, that hold the cover on. Wiggle it around till it goes into place and then re-election tighten the lines you can access without moving g the cover. After that open it and tighten the remaining screws. Just a thought. Had to do that with my 2012.
 

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I sent detailed pictures to the dealership and they're onboard to replace the metal rack.

The problem is that it's winter and to get my quad there isn't worth the cost of the rack to me. It's $109. It's more cost/energy effective this time of year for me to just buy a new one. So first I'll try bending this one. If I ruin it, $109.

Thanks for all the replies. You guys really did lead me to the right conclusion.
 

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I sent detailed pictures to the dealership and they're onboard to replace the metal rack.

The problem is that it's winter and to get my quad there isn't worth the cost of the rack to me. It's $109. It's more cost/energy effective this time of year for me to just buy a new one. So first I'll try bending this one. If I ruin it, $109.

Thanks for all the replies. You guys really did lead me to the right conclusion.
Will they just give you the new rack to install yourself?
 
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