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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2004, 06:13 AM
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Diff Lock\'s

I have seen another post on the site relating to differential locks on a different bike, but if any one know's where i can find some one who will sell/install a diff lock on polaris models i would be thenk ful, this could also solve the other question on diff locks.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 04:46 PM
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Re: Diff Lock\'s

dont you have a reverse/ override on it? that works just as good as the diff locks do.
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Re: Diff Lock\'s

uh, you have one in your ATV.

It just doesn't work unitl your rear wheels slip in order to engage 4WD, then that has to slip in order for it to fully engage.

That is the biggest disadvantages to a Polaris. When your in REVERSE, the way the system is engineered, you rarely have 4x4. Then when your heading DOWN HILL, trying to use engine brake, your rear wheels lock up; which is a result of not having four wheel drive at all times.

When you are heading forward it alows the cams to engage. Next time your out, pull the nose of it off the top of a steep peak, then try to back up. You should notice that your rear wheels will loose traction, and you won't have your front spinning.

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Re: Diff Lock\'s

<font face="Comic Sans MS">I've got the non-efi 700 Sportsman, and I must say I've never had a problem with the differential engaging. The biggest thing you must remember is if you need 4wd in reverse, you must push the reverse/override yellow button on the left side of the handle bars and hold it in. If you do that then the system allows 4wd in reverse and it also allows you full power in reverse, but be careful with it, you can go very fast in reverse if you don't watch it...

When they talk about slipping the tires, the tire actually slips so little I've never noticed not having it actually locked in 4wd, it's virtually instant for all intents and purposes from what I've experienced.

Basically if you wanted to make this so it was locked in all the time you'd have to switch the hubs that are on it to some sort of custom locking hubs. The front and rear are basically a spool though, there's no differential in either axle, so you'd have a fun time turning on hard surfaces if it was locked in all the time.

So realistically the only time it might truly be a problem is when you're trying to use engine braking down a hill, and somewhere maybe atvnation.com I remember reading some guys came up with a trick you could do at the top of a hill to trick it into staying locked for the descent, but I cannot recall exactly what it is, since I rarely play on the hills...</font>
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