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#1 alleyyooper OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Put my 1994 Polaris 400L in storage in 2007 as I didn't really have a use for it at the time and all the starters had stopped working.
so I decided to put a new electric starter on it ($7.00 more for the whole starter than the dealer wanted for just the brushes.) and get it running.
I was surprised once I got the new starter on and added a quart of gas in the tank it started right up. I was sure I would have to do carb work on it. The problem I had was the PTV was stuck and would not close up on the belt. Had to about take the whole rear fender set up off to get the PVT cover off, then needed a bolt 3/4" x8" 16 threads per inch for the whole 8" of the bolt to pull the clutch off. Then 3 c clamps to get the shivs to move to the closed position so I could shine up the shaft.
Got it to moving smoothly and reinstalled it.
I used it to roll the lawn to start off, second thing ai did was hook to the spring tooth harrow and loosen some ground I am going to dig up and use in some new raised garden beds this spring once I find the right spot with full all day sun. Got to make use of the 4 wheel drive doing that going up a steep hill.
Next I went out to the front yard and hooked on the deer blind and again used AWD to pull the deer blind into the pine trees out of the way of mowing this summer.

Happy to have it going again.
 
:D   Al

 

 

Edited by alleyyooper, May 15, 2015 - 10:14 AM.

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 10:45 AM

the clutch I had to polish up.

 

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Stoirage dust washed off.

 

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got the blind moved off the lawn.

 

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Hooked to the 2 section spring tooth harrow.

 

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load of fire wood from my woods stack to replace the stuff I thought would last till next fall.

 

 

 

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Posted May 16, 2015 - 12:31 PM

Nice. Polaris quads are a lot tougher than people gave them credit for. Does that one have the chain drive for the front wherls? I remember some of the old polaris stuf f being set up with chains instead of shafts to the front differential.

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Posted May 16, 2015 - 04:36 PM

I had a 250 2x4 .never did like the ride of it. Struts were so stiff, it rode like the old unsprung hondas

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 04:37 AM

My 1994 is all chain drive Front and Rear. Yup pretty tough and a strong thing too.

 

 

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 06:20 PM

My 1994 is all chain drive Front and Rear. Yup pretty tough and a strong thing too

:D Al

I had a 95(I think it was) trailblazer 250 that was modified pretty good. It would rip over backwards on you with a flick of your thumb. Aftermarket clutches port and polish exhaust different carburetor. It was a beast. My dad was scared of it back then. I was young and rode that thing to death.

Still have a 99 scrambler 500 4x4 that still runs OK. It has about 1/2 compression of what it should.

I don't know what you mean about the front struts being stiff. Both of mine rode like a dream. That scrambler had been in a few local gncc races and it soaked up bumps and dips great.

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 08:10 PM

I don't think my front struts were/are to stiff.

 

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