Polaris ATV

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Polaris ATV

Post by Silver » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:41 pm

One of my biggest pet peeves (and I think this was covered in another thread regarding parts) is when you break something small and cheap but the parts supplier tells you that in fact you can't buy just that part, you need the whole assembly :mad:
2017 Polaris Sportsman 450. I was carrying a calf across the seat in front of me and danged if she didn't thrash around and snap the throttle lever off at the base. Turns out Polaris makes this part out of cheap plastic, and doesn't sell it separately so you need to buy the whole assembly for the princely sum of $680 CAD.
But thanks to the internet I managed to find an aluminum billet throttle lever for about $80 but it will take a couple of weeks to get here. :bang:

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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by kenny thomas » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:06 pm

I need a piece for the air system on mine. Small plastic fitting. Polaris said I would have to order a pack of 10 for $85. I used something different for $1.60
My thoughts only, don't bet the farm on them. KT

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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by wbvs58 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:33 am

My little Polaris I can't just buy an oil filter, gotta buy a kit that contains 2x 1 litre bottles of oil as well.

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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by jltrent » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:24 am

Sounds like those Polaris company people are pretty smart. They have you over a barrel, so why not make you pay and a good way to get rid of inventory. A lot of billionaires made that way. The American way. I got my phone, internet and TV bill yesterday. All are going up as I either tell them to stick it or pay.

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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by Philip-TX » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:54 am

wbvs58 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:33 am
My little Polaris I can't just buy an oil filter, gotta buy a kit that contains 2x 1 litre bottles of oil as well.

Ken
google search "polaris oil filter cross reference". Lots of atv forums have cost saving maint, tips.
(Lots of info out there same with oil 0w-40synthetic, parts, etc)

one of the quick searches I did ….
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found this info and thought I'd pass it on.
I went with the Napa Gold 1357. It's about $7. It is 3.402 long. My scrambler 1000 had enough room to except a 3.75 long filter max. From the case to the filter access door is 3.850. One other good point about the Napa filter it actually fits my 65 mm filter socket perfectly. So measure how much room you have and get the biggest filter that will fit.

These filters will fit all:
Magnum, xpedition, Trail Boss, Xplorer, Scrambler, Diesel and Sportsman models


These Oil Filters have 20 x 1.5mm threads, 14 psi by-pass valve, anti-drain back valve, 2.3" O.D. gasket 2.5" to 3.5" long.
If you have the room, I recommend the longer filters.

Motorcycle Filters.

AC Delco PF2135
AMSOil SMF103
Carquest 85358
FRAM PH6017A
Honda 15410-MCJ-000
K&N KN-204, about $13. Metric nut on end for easy removal.
NAPA Gold 1358
Purolator ML16817. Imported, not made by Purolator.
STP SMO 17
WIX 51358
WIX PS1358


About 2.5 inches long.

Purolator Pure One PL14612, about $6.
Mobil M1-108, about $12. Made by Champion.
Bosch 3300, about $6. Made by Champion.


About 3.25 inches long.

Purolator Pure One PL14610, about $6.
Mobil 1 M1-110, about $10. Made by Champion.
Bosch 3323, about $6. Made By Champion.
WalMart SuperTech ST7317,about $2. Made by Champion.

Automobile Filters,about 2.5 inches long.

AC Delco PF1237
Baldwin B1400
Firestone TF2876
Hastings LF113
NAPA Gold 1365
Purolator L14612
STP S-02876
WalMart SuperTech ST6607
WIX 51365

Automobile Filters, about 3.25 to 3.75 inches long.

AC Delco PF-2057
Auto Pro 2356
Autopride CF240AP
Baldwin B1402
Carquest 85356
Carquest Red B4620
Casite CF240
Castrol 7317
Champion Labs Ph2867
Defense Filters Dl7317
Deutsch D-370
Federated Filters LF240F
Fram PH6607
Fram Double Guard DG7317
Fram PH7317
Fram Tough Guard TG7317
Fram Xtra Guard XG7317
Group 7 V4610
Group 7 V4620
Hastings LF240
Mighty M4612
Motorcraft Long Life FL-821
Napa FIL1356
Napa Gold 1356
Napa Gold 1357
Parts Plus PH2867
Pennzoil PZ-109
Penske 7317
Powerflo SL14610
Powerflo SL14620
Pro Gauge PGO-4620
Pro Tec 164
Promotive PH4610
Pronto PO3593A
Purolator L14610
Service Champ OF-4622
Shell SH48
Shell SH529
Stp S-02867.
Valvoline VO50
Warner PH2867
Wix 51356
Wix PS1358 (specific for ATV's)
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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by Silver » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:22 am

jltrent wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:24 am
Sounds like those Polaris company people are pretty smart. They have you over a barrel, so why not make you pay and a good way to get rid of inventory. A lot of billionaires made that way. The American way. I got my phone, internet and TV bill yesterday. All are going up as I either tell them to stick it or pay.
Well, it may help with short term sales, but long term is another deal. I don't really feel too far over the barrel as this will be the last Polaris product on the place. And in the mean time the internet will be scoured for aftermarket parts as required.

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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by Philip-TX » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:15 am

Silver wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:22 am
jltrent wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:24 am
Sounds like those Polaris company people are pretty smart. They have you over a barrel, so why not make you pay and a good way to get rid of inventory. A lot of billionaires made that way. The American way. I got my phone, internet and TV bill yesterday. All are going up as I either tell them to stick it or pay.
Well, it may help with short term sales, but long term is another deal. I don't really feel too far over the barrel as this will be the last Polaris product on the place. And in the mean time the internet will be scoured for aftermarket parts as required.
They are all the same, as far as part$, maint item$, accy$. Just gotta try and find ways around that.
I went with CanAm this time, but expect the same (over the bbl). Time will tell only have 150hrs on it.
It is an awsome machine compared to or old Polaris.

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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by 76 Bar » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:19 am

Good Info P-TX.
Lots of informative "product" specific discussion groups on the net. :banana:
FWIW...My no frills manual Honda Ranchers have gone far beyond the call of duty, served me well, had great longevity and essentially non problematic. Precisely what I expect from my cattle. :clap:

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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by cowgirl8 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:42 am

76 Bar wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:19 am
Good Info P-TX.
Lots of informative "product" specific discussion groups on the net. :banana:
FWIW...My no frills manual Honda Ranchers have gone far beyond the call of duty, served me well, had great longevity and essentially non problematic. Precisely what I expect from my cattle. :clap:
I've driving all the brands and I put a ton of miles on them. Honda is the best of them all... Polaris is the worst. Not only did my Polaris stay in the shop, but, each time meant that I would be without for months... Not that any warranty work done is done quick in any 4wheeler shop, but, my Hondas have stayed out of the shop....
Also, polaris mechanics would tell me that i should wash off my 4wheeler daily... Who the heck has time for that..?????
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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by 76 Bar » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:04 pm

:bang: Geeze forgot to mention the most important Honda factor...they come in red! :heart: :clap:

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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by 76 Bar » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:10 pm

Also, Polaris mechanics would tell me that i should wash off my 4wheeler daily
That depends on how often you plan to cut & bale. :roll:

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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by Nesikep » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:28 pm

I get most of my bike and ATV parts from Bikebandit.com.. Might give them a try.. I got a cylinder sleeve for my Suzuki 500 quad through them, it's a nikasil cylinder and was bagged out so I sleeved it
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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by cowgirl8 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:56 am

76 Bar wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:04 pm
:bang: Geeze forgot to mention the most important Honda factor...they come in red! :heart: :clap:
Mine is orange. I know when I walked out of that dealership one salesman said to another, "I thought we'd never sell that orange monster." I wanted orange because I want to be seen. Too many weekend hunters in our area who think 10 acres is big enough to shoot in any direction. And I have the only orange 4wheeler around. Right now though, its mud color/orange....
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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by Aaron » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:12 am

You should know better than to buy US ATV's. If it's not, Kawasaki, Yamaha or Honda, you don't buy it. Have multiple dealers here and thousands of ATVs are sold each year. Polaris, Arctic Cat and Can-Am do not hold up well and have major breakdowns very early in life. Lots of people try to cut their losses with a couple thousand miles on the odometer. Very rarely see the Japanese quads for sale as they just keep on going.
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Re: Polaris ATV

Post by 76 Bar » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:09 pm

Amen and then some.

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