\'04 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 400
Polaris Sportsman 400 4x4 owners, or owners of '04 or prior years 4x4s with fluid hubs/AWD.
I'm needing to know if other Polaris owners have had a problem with the front hub(s) intermittently locking in in reverse when 4 wheel is switched on, causing the bike to want to track in a circle. This is typically either one hub or the other, and at very low speed. I recently purchased an '04 Sportsman and from day one it has had this problem. The dealer has had it for repairs five times trying to correct the problem, and now the tech dept in MN is saying it's normal, citing the term "wedging", this after spending $2500 authorizing warranty work to fix something that they are now saying isn't broken. They are wiling to keep throwing money at this machine but unwilling to replace it with the '04 1/2 model which has a complete new design (the first design change to the fluid hubs in fifteen years). They won't admit there is a design flaw or inherent problem with the electro-mechanical workings of the hub design.
Has anyone else noticed this problem?
(My bike is presently back at the dealer and being sent to another dealer for a second opinion, I expect it will come back with the same problem it left with, and still no resolution from Polaris Ind.)