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Some Advice on Polaris Parts and Fixing Your ATV

Some Advice on Polaris Parts and Fixing Your ATV

Posted by Caleb Werhman on 17 November 2015 | Comments

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atvrepairLooking for Polaris Parts to Fix Your ATV? How About Some Advice, Too?

If you’re looking for Polaris parts for your broken ATV, then you’re certainly in the right place. S&H Farm Supply has years of experience with ATVs and farm equipment. Additionally, our experienced and knowledgeable staff can provide you with advice on how to make some of the necessary repairs.

Replacing the battery

Just like a car, motorcycle or any other vehicle, the battery is essential to a running ATV. If your battery is dead, you won’t be going anywhere, and if you need to repair your battery, grab a Philips head screwdriver and follow these instructions:

Make sure that all the wires are disconnected and your ATV is switched off before you start working on it. Find the lever that holds the seat in place and unlock it to get to the battery box. You’ll need to remove the battery box to replace the battery easily and safely.

Once the old battery is out, apply some antifoul to the connectors to prevent corrosion when your ATV inevitably gets wet. If you’re shopping for Polaris parts, make sure you get a Polaris-brand battery for your ATV, rather than settling for something cheaper, but less durable.

This is just a basic guideline and steps will vary depending on your Polaris model or the make of your ATV. Check your owner’s manual for more detailed information.

Fixing a Broken Fender

All ATVs take a beating – that’s what they’re for! But, sometimes, terrain is a little rougher than expected. And an accident due to an over-enthusiastic or inexperienced driver can result in damage. Breaking the fender isn’t always something you need to take it to a repair shop for, if you follow some basic steps.

The first, and probably best, piece of advice for keeping your fenders in good shape is to drive carefully. Of course, sometimes accidents happen regardless, and you might find your plastic in need of patching. There are a few ways you can do this without having to replace them completely.

Depending on the size of the crack or the extent of the damage, a simple fix is to use a thread or zip ties to secure the separated parts of the plastic together. If you own an industrial staple gun, this will also allow you to keep the cracked ends of the fender together.

If you want a more professional-looking, long-term solution, you can also get hold of a plastic welder specifically designed for ATV repair. This might be pricey initially, but is cheaper in the long run since it means you won’t be buying new material.

Unfortunately, although fixes are effective, once the plastic on your fender or body is cracked, it’ll never look the same. If you really want your Polaris ATV looking like new after it’s taken some damage, you’ll need to start shopping for Polaris parts.

Replacing the Clutch

A faulty clutch can lead a lot of problems, and putting off repairs to save on costs will eventually lead to disaster. If you feel like getting your hands dirty and fixing your faulty clutch yourself before shopping for Polaris parts, S&H Farm Supply can give you some tips.

The first sign of a faulty clutch is the smell – usually one of burning or oil. Once you’ve determined that the clutch is the problem, you’ll need to consult your owner’s manual for your specific model’s instructions on how to remove it. After that, our tips might be able to help you with what you need to be looking for.

What you’re looking for is the discoloration of the fibers between the steel plates. If you see any – especially if it’s purple or black – then it’s time to get a new clutch. You also need to hold them up to a good, clear light source to see if any of them are warped or have been bent. Again, if that’s what you see, it’s time to replace the clutch.

When you’re installing the new clutch, make sure you soak it in oil for ten minutes first, then make sure you install it the same way you took out the old one. Put the clutch in fibers first, followed by the plate and then the springs. If it is a new clutch, you should use new springs, too.

Preventing Issues So You Don’t Have to Shop for Polaris Parts

You might have noticed a theme in all of our steps for these different issues – consult your owner’s manual. Whether you’re shopping for Polaris parts to replace or repair them yourself, or you’re taking it to a professional, always keep your owner’s manual handy as your first source of information for your ATV.