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Old 05-20-2020, 05:30 PM
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2003 Polaris four wheeler. I was asked to replace the drive belt but when I took the cover off the belt was shredded and something doesn't look right. Any ideas of what the next step is???? I know nothing about these machines.
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Old 05-20-2020, 06:35 PM
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I don't know a lot about atv's. But, I suspect the torque convertor is FUBAR.
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:01 AM
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Looks like you need to take it apart. Looks like a washer has come apart and up into the pulley area. I would look for a parts breakdown first, or maybe a utube video to get an idea of what you are in for to take it apart.


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This is why I will only buy a Honda ATV,, no belts or other mickey mouse BS,... they ride like shit, but are near bullet proof, otherwise.
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This is why I will only buy a Honda ATV,, no belts or other mickey mouse BS,... they ride like shit, but are near bullet proof, otherwise.
This is good to know. I've seen lots of belt issues on the Polaris buggies, but wasn't sure on the 4 wheelers. I find myself wanting one from time to time and the brand will likely be dependent on the deal rather than what I really want.
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:42 PM
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This is good to know. I've seen lots of belt issues on the Polaris buggies, but wasn't sure on the 4 wheelers. I find myself wanting one from time to time and the brand will likely be dependent on the deal rather than what I really want.
Im no ATV guru, but the Hondas ( save for one rendition that has a true automotive style automatic in it, and had a bumpy introduction, IIRC ), have been BULLET PROOF. I believe that is public sentiment as well. Ive noticed that people who live " way out ", like the Desert, outback, Alaska, frontiers etc, always have Hondas...

I think they even have added a true manual trans to their line up recently. The last one I had was an 08 Rancher, FI with a push button auto, we put a crazy number of miles on it, all hard, work only miles on it, pulling carts, chasing cattle, and hauling shit, pulling a drag, I just dont remember all the uses it had, it just beat the ever living snot out of it, and all you need to do is change the oil on them. Thing never left a 10 acre parcel, I wish I remember the miles, I was blown away how we could so many miles do that on such a small peace of ground ( allot of up and down shifting ).

They ride like shit though, compared to most other brands.. for recreational purposes, Id have to ride some different makes/models, but for work, use it and forget it.
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They ride like shit though, compared to most other brands.. for recreational purposes, Id have to ride some different makes/models, but for work, use it and forget it.
Yes they sure do.
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I'm not into the go fast stuff, but wouldn't mind something easier on the back. Last similar vehicle I had like this was a Honda ATC200E. It was wonderful with the big fluffy tires, but I lacked the mechanical skills to rebuild the motor when it needed it then let it sit to die. Finally sold it for what I paid, so not a total loss.

I've looked at the tow-behind finish mowers and some other small implements that would be handy to me. All work, little play. As much as I'd like to have the opportunity to take one hunting the lands I'm on don't really require it. But every weekend at the range there's at least two times I think of something else it'd be handy for.

We just got back from our other house down south, so I looked through all the ads on craigslist and facebook with no luck. Lots of go-fast machines, but the utility ones are few and far between. The one I did find was a 2003 and they wanted more than my current car is worth. So, saved the gas and didn't go look.
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