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I see this request time and time again, so I quickly took some screenshots to show you how I do it. This is also how most dealers do it too! The good ones anyway.

Go to Google.com, and type in Polaris Microfiche. It should be the first result that you want, pictured below.



After the site loads, you'll enter in your machine details. Clearly, ATV stands for any of the ATV, RGR is a Ranger, SNO is a snowmobile.

TIP: You must make the selections from left to right. First product line, than year, than model.



On today's fictional machine and part, I'm looking for a complete master cylinder replacement for a 2010 Sportsman 500. I picked this because I knew it would give me a lot of options.

Go through the list, and click on the section you think it will be under. It will automatically expand the options, and show the picture, just simply click on a different link to condense the current selection and it will open the newly selected link automatically.


TIP: You can click on the numbers themselves in the image, and it will highlight and center on that item in the list on the left.

NOTE: You'll notice our master cylinder assembly has a (-) under the # column, meaning that it is not listed in the microfiche image. But it still gives us a part number to use or order with. You'll find this is very common on many assembled parts, such as engines and gear cases as well.



You will want to select and copy the 7 digit part number, and then look at the menu at the top of your screen, and click on Advance Search



You simply paste the part number into the search box on the left, just like I have done. Almost always I leave the rest undone, see the tip below.

TIP: Almost always I leave the rest of the filtering options unmarked. This will give you the full list of machines that have matching parts. If you are wanting to know if a part from a specific machine fits your machine, than you can narrow the results to a certain product line and year.



Hit search, and it brings up your results for machines with matching parts.

TIP: You'll notice you have the Arrange By drop down box, I usually set that to model year, but arrange the results in whatever fashion is easiest for you.



VERY IMPORTANT TIP REGARDING COLOR: If you are looking at anything color related, such as body plastics, in addition to their part number they will have a dash and a three digit number. Something like XXXXXXX-XXX. Almost every year, the colors have changed slightly, so they get new color codes. If you search the whole 10 digit number, your results will be poor. If you search only the first 7 part numbers, you'll see all the machines that use that style of bodywork, but not necessarily that color.
 

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thank you very much for this information...(saved me from asking it). this is exactly what ive been looking for especially regarding plastics and other hard to find parts for a 96. thanks again
 

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Thanks for the info Blueline. It is these tips that
Make my $20 investment to support this site worthwhile. Gonna bookmark this one.

By the way: Sticky this please.
 

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Good job Blueline!!!! Suggest it be made a sticky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Thanks for the help
 

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Thanks blueline15. this is awesome. I am still in the gray area with the odd part numbers on my sons atv but I know I will use these tips again and again
 

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I recently bought a drive clutch for an '04 on ebay. the seller sent me a clutch for an '06 and a note stating that this clutch is better. older ones crack. he also tells me it will work but I need a differnt belt.

1. Is he correct or just BSing me.
2. How do I tell if it has EBS? as the center of my clutch is grooved and the one he sent is smooth.
 

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Thank you for this..:hail:
 

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This is a basic guide however not complete... for instance, a 2012 xp rear complete axle assembly will fit on an 09, however the axle and CVS are different. A good way is to look up aftermarket parts. If it shows that a clutch they sell fits an 04-09 sportsman, then a clutch assembly from those years will interchange. Small casting changes or a different style bearing etc will change the part number from polaris. Like how some 800 one way bearings are the same as 550/850 bearings, but turn the opposite direction. Installing the bearing upside down solves this, but they still must have different numbers for obvious reasons.

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^ you are correct. There just isn't any way to cover all of those nuances. Polaris will change part numbers over any change, even if its just a change in production that doesn't actually affect fitment.

Your aftermarket part idea is a good suggestion if that part is available aftermarket. A good knowledge of the machines can help too in knowing if a part should cross over even if numbers aren't matching.

Thanks for added content!


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