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2013 Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O.

Discussion in 'Motorcyles / ATVs / Snowmobiles' started by dietz4ibanez, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. dietz4ibanez

    dietz4ibanez Slowly going the way of the Buffalo

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    Here are some pics after all the damage was done...

    We plowed two descent sized parking lots and one large one. This was the demise of our cutting edges on these plow blades. I ordered a 5"x60"x1/2" piece of steal for the new cutting edge.

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  2. Nick The Great

    Nick The Great The lead sled dog is the only one with a decent vi

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    Yeah concrete is a BITCH on a steel blade :lol:
     
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    dietz4ibanez Slowly going the way of the Buffalo

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    Here is a picture of the new cutting edge after the last snow fall. It shredded 8 hours of plowing!

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    dietz4ibanez Slowly going the way of the Buffalo

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    I feel stoopid... Thought I could get away with running 87 in the quad, that was real smart... :rolleyes:

    The main nozzle that seats the float with a 0-ring, that said o-ring was destroyed by ethanol. So I replaced it all... I will be running Non-ethanol 93 from now on!


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    Brian, I thought you were running AMSOIL's Quick Shot in your fuel?


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    dietz4ibanez Slowly going the way of the Buffalo

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    No, I hadn't been to shame myself. I've just been gassing and going and running amsoil for my oil changes! I will now though.
     
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    DarrenWS6 The original Ford guy around here

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    I have a 2002 Sportsman 500 H.O and have always ran 87 in it. I tried 93 in it over last summer after getting it up and running again, seemed to run better on 87. Though I don't put any fuel additives in it, straight from the pump. I this not a good idea?
     
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    dietz4ibanez Slowly going the way of the Buffalo

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    You know, I ran my Polaris hard yesterday with a full tank of 93. I did not think it ran very well either. Unfortunately, the amounts of ethanol in gas are frequently getting worse. That being said it really depends on where you buy gas and there are a few gas stations that sell non-ethanol fuel for 87, 89 and 93.

    The way my quad ran yesterday seems like I would be better off running 87 and using a fuel additive. The place we went to was saturated with mud and water and it was a lot of mud slinging fun, lots of donuts, some good jumps and a ton of full throttle accelerations. This could be the reason why I used over a half a tank in just 3-4 hours time. This does seem unusual because I can get through a full day of riding at Hatfiled with a half tank.

    All that being said, we have a back up quad that is a 2002 as well and we just replaced the 0-rings in that and I would guess for the first time. That quad and mine had issues at the same time so apparently it was just bad fuel.

    The last time I got bad fuel I had ethanol yellowish chunks completely block some of the jets in my carb.

    I am just going to order some Amsoil quick shot, it amends the ethanol problems, water/condensation and helps with fuel storage. It's just a good product to stabilize the fuel.

    Didn't mean to write you a novel but that's my take on it.


    It's good to see you back on the forums again, Darren! :tmc:
     
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    dietz4ibanez Slowly going the way of the Buffalo

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    Here's a little video from my brothers friend's gopro. The video is a little slow but at the end, he calls me crazy... I gotta say, I don't know if it's because those side by sides are new but they were kinda boring to be around. I was just trying to ride...

    When my brother and I first got out ATVs, we rode them hard. I guess they didn't want to get dirty.

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