Cleaning and Fixing !
This is a bad gash in the top of the speedo pod. I’m thinking chainsaw.. Can’t for the life of me figure out how one would do such a thing. But I’ve had more than my share of head scratches. Look how faded the yellow is.. I’ve tried the wet sanding method.. But this goes deep. I have a solution for that gash I’ll show later.
With the plastics off everything got a good bath. Now I can thoroughly inspect the drive line and suspension. And I found some loose stuff, and some things that need replacing.
Like the front brake pads. This one was beyond wore out ! Tie rod ends are toast as well …So I have some parts coming. While waiting I started work on a boat trailer . And I did some work on the bush guard and winch.
Cleaned up the winch, breathed new life into the fair- lead rollers. Some were not turning at all. And here’s what the yellow top of the light pod looks like now.
The gash was filled with epoxy and I used the heat gun method to deal with the fading. Not perfect but does work 50% sorta thing.. Once I get my parts I’ll service the front hubs, bleed the brakes and tighten anything I find needs it. Then I’ll move on to the rear wheels. The brakes are now working great and a new bearing installed on the left rear hub. We tried and tried the start the quad.. no luck … what’s up it was running.. Best thing to do is park it and wait till I’m in the new shop.. And then do some more tinkering. It’s a spark issue..
Well I’ve had the time to set the shop up .. And evaluate what I’m doing this winter. I’ve decided not to tinker with the quads. I want to clean out the whole shop and work on my Avalanche. So I have sold both to a nice guy who is a mechanic.. I will be replacing both with a new one … Here’s the start of a new post:
2013 Polaris Sportsman 500HO