We heard a god aweful sound today, low and behold.Bad Axle and axle bearings and I have a duning trip planned in tow weeks that Ive been planning for 10 mnths now...how has the warrety been for covering this issue???/ GRRRRRR..Im so friggin mad, Do you think they can have this done in two weeks? Im taking it in first thing in the morning......TINA
It's a really good idea to grease your machine after every time you wash it...or serious weekend ride. The incoming grease will displace moisture and other foreign debris. Pull back those steering component boots and give 'em a little shot of Tri-flow too.
Mine got fixed in three days.
The bearing in the axle are tapered bearings if u tighten the axle nut to tight it makes them sease and then they are gone.
When i got mine back from gettin fixed grease was comin out the seal so u must can't put to much
The axle nut doesn't have a torque value, you just back the nut over the retaining ring til it just barely covers the ring. Big margin of error. Whenever I have axles off, I always try to have the bearing carrier "over-stuffed" with grease before I seal it up....kinda a pain, but if you don't, the entrapped air can be forced into the bearings when you grease them, displacing the grease, and possibly toasting your bearings. Like Kickbutt suggested, I also grease til it bypasses the axle seals.
Well, I found out my problem was a loose axle nut,allowing for some sand to get inside the axle,causing the grinding and binding.They said this could have been sent this way from Factory but who knows.Anyhow, We still have some play in the rear hub and we are awaiting from polaris to let us know if its within there specs,but from what I see, the splines are gonna stip out, and there is too much play in it right now.but they will make the final desition I guess.Also, the seat keeps popping off, this was caused by the metal that the latches fastens too.Im not sure how this can be fixed, other than welding or replae whole frame.......
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