05 800 efi plastic melting near exhaust pipes

The Way Out!

Moderator: hemingray

ibdpic
Wears Teal Eddie Bauer clothes
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:48 am

05 800 efi plastic melting near exhaust pipes

Postby ibdpic » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:12 am

05 Sportsman 800 efi

Has anyone out there had there plastic melt around the exhaust on there 800's???? Originally the rear fender hopped over the shift linkage and melted against the exhaust. The rear fender was replaced. They even added some heat shields that were glued to the back of the plastic. All seemed well.
I was out using a disc to prep food plots and in low range with plenty of power to spare to pull and the rear fender, side cover, seat were damaged from the heat.
I am looking for a solution, possibly more heat shields, different exhaust???
Great machine otherwise! What a stump puller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks!
ibdpic

User avatar
MrBill
Certified: OBSESSED
Posts: 1813
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:51 am
Location: Fair Oaks, Ca.
Contact:

Postby MrBill » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:51 am

Chadd will chime in He has had this problem on his 700.
04 500 HO SP w/ the RZR bling rims/tires and 2 03 Bomber GTX DI

User avatar
Ken
Site Admin
Posts: 7501
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:23 pm
Location: Auburn, CA
Contact:

Postby Ken » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:56 am

I'll have to ask Steve...he's never been on the site...but rides with us with his 800.
The last words spoken before a YouTube video is filmed: "Hold my beer, now watch this..."

Regards,
Ken Hower
RTF Director
http://www.rubicontrail.org/

User avatar
MrPolaris
ATV Obsession Rider
Posts: 1582
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:17 am
Location: Colfax, CA
Contact:

Postby MrPolaris » Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:02 pm

I personally have never seen this issue with my 800, but i am also not running low speeds like you mentioned here. I range from high to low a decent amount.
Hello

My dogs say hello. . .

Fire Marshall Dusty says, "if you are going to weld your gas tank, make sure it is half full and you have your friend do the welding!!!"

RonK
Just realized teal ATV clothes are lame
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon May 29, 2006 11:19 pm
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado

Postby RonK » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:15 pm

-
DEI makes a wrap that will keep the heat in (and away from fenders) so it will only come out on your muffler/tailpipe. I'll try to make the website link.

Their phone number is 800-264-9472
www.designengineering.com
-

User avatar
extreme atv rider
Just opened an account at Cabelas
Posts: 95
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:09 pm
Location: LP city maryland

Postby extreme atv rider » Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:19 pm

i had my rear plastic start to melt some when in woods i took mud packed it around pipe between plastic and pipe haven't had any problems free fix if you don't mind mud it's great heat blocker :idea:
06 sp800,pure polaris BG front & rear bumpers, 3.0 winch w/Amsteel blue, jamhard rad guard, 27" mudzilla's, quadovator temp gauge, 1" wheel spacers f, supertrapp slipon,2" lift, custom rad relocate, custom metal rear rack, epi clutch kit,

User avatar
Chadd
Forever On The trail - RIP
Posts: 1086
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:50 pm
Location: Chester Ca
Contact:

Postby Chadd » Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:51 pm

I think Polaris came up with a heat sheild to cure the problem.. part number is 2876048.. I'm going to call Polaris tomorrow and ask some more about it...
2007 Can-Am 800 XT, Full skid Plates, HMF Exhaust, Dobeck EFI Controller, AKA Zuki Eater Huh Larry.

User avatar
Chadd
Forever On The trail - RIP
Posts: 1086
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:50 pm
Location: Chester Ca
Contact:

Postby Chadd » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:11 am

Here are some part numbers for you..

foil heat sheild kit for side panel 2875862
foil heat sheild kit for rear cab 2875863
sp 800 heat sheild kit 2876048
2007 Can-Am 800 XT, Full skid Plates, HMF Exhaust, Dobeck EFI Controller, AKA Zuki Eater Huh Larry.

ibdpic
Wears Teal Eddie Bauer clothes
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:48 am

Postby ibdpic » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:52 am

Thanks for all that replied. The dealer did end up replacing the front and rear fenders, seat and side panel. A new heat shield was also installed which covers alot more of the exhaust.

I will have to keep a close eye on it to prevent this from happening again.

Thanks,

ibdpic

beane
Wears Teal Eddie Bauer clothes
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:14 pm
Contact:

Postby beane » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:27 pm

like ronk said you can put the heat wrap on your exhaut and it works very good cause i did it to my kawasaki


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests