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Old 03-26-2020, 06:35 PM   #91 (permalink)
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My dealer has been closed since last Saturday. NYS has closed all nonessential businesses. He is working remotely from home taking snowcheck orders primarily from customers who snowcheck every year, what he will be missing is the percentage of snowcheckers that walk in his door and snowcheck for the very first time or the person that snowchecks once every five years or so. I’m sure his numbers will be down this year.


Me on the other hand I will be ordering a.
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Red rails and spindles

If I can bargain enough with my dealer I may also be ordering a.
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Hopefully this pandemic doesn’t effect production of the model 21 sleds or everyone will be riding our current sleds for another season
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:23 PM   #92 (permalink)
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By 6,000 miles every bearing in your undercarriage has done 16 million revolutions.
I'm approaching 10K miles on my '15 and have all the original bearings in the driveline and many of the original idler bearings. They hold up pretty well if you service them every spring. It would surprise you how much water comes out of them.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:37 PM   #93 (permalink)
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I'm approaching 10K miles on my '15 and have all the original bearings in the driveline and many of the original idler bearings. They hold up pretty well if you service them every spring. It would surprise you how much water comes out of them.
What exactly is the process of servicing them? I just had a new jackshaft bearing put in at the dealer a few hundred miles ago. Is there anything to do for that if its sealed?
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:43 PM   #94 (permalink)
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What exactly is the process of servicing them? I just had a new jackshaft bearing put in at the dealer a few hundred miles ago. Is there anything to do for that if its sealed?
You can pop the seal out and repack with grease.
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:43 AM   #95 (permalink)
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I mentioned the bearings as I am interested in the Launch 650. I do almost 7,000 miles a year, and bearings in my SkiDoo's still seem fine at 11,000 to 16,000 miles on my last 3 Doo's without even looking at them. The bearing life of Polaris concerns me. Really would love to run a 650 next season, looks like a fun sled.

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Old 03-27-2020, 07:02 AM   #96 (permalink)
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I mentioned the bearings as I am interested in the Launch 650. I do almost 7,000 miles a year, and bearings in my SkiDoo's still seem fine at 11,000 to 16,000 miles on my last 3 Doo's without even looking at them. The bearing life of Polaris concerns me. Really would love to run a 650 next season, looks like a fun sled.

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I have a prox2 800 with over 20k miles on original jackshaft bearing. Maintenance is the name of the game.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:57 AM   #97 (permalink)
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The bearings don't last 6,000 miles?
They can, if you check them often enough.

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You can pop the seal out CLEAN and repack with grease.
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The bearings are NOT full of grease when new. Water gets past the seal, then they sit and freeze, pushing the seal out, and then its only a matter of time before they give out. I pop the seals off brand new bearings and fill them with grease. Over time the grease still manages to get past the seals, which is why I go through every single one between 2500-3000 miles. I've posted this pic before, but it is a good reminder to check your jack shaft bearing and put some grease in there before the first mile. This was my 2018 XCR when I bought it with 240 miles - and people wonder why they fail.....
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:01 AM   #98 (permalink)
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You would think Polaris would adopt one of the greasable covers or some other idea so they don't get warranty claims. But I suppose they play the odds that the average rider might put on 2-3000 miles if they are lucky in the 2-4 year warranty period.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:21 AM   #99 (permalink)
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You would think Polaris would adopt one of the greasable covers or some other idea so they don't get warranty claims. But I suppose they play the odds that the average rider might put on 2-3000 miles if they are lucky in the 2-4 year warranty period.
Which is why for someone like myself, the warranty is a good thing.

I just don't want to break down on the trail, everything except a motor rebuild is pretty easy to do, so I will keep up on the rest of the maint.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:28 AM   #100 (permalink)
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Ya this was my skid wheels at 2700 miles on my 2016 pro-s. I didn't remove the seals. They were missing. Cheap bearings. Oh and the jackshaft bearing gets one of those grease able covers from Northstar Performance. Of course its easy to inspect when you get the sled up in the air...
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