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Broke Exhaust

Postby ToddW » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:33 pm

Cruising around on the Sportsman 800 today and all of a sudden it sounds like my engine is going to explode!

It turns out the exhaust pipe broke off right behind where your right leg is while riding!

It cracked, and tore off all the way around. This area is about 1/4" from what appears to be a weld so it probably was a fatigued area.

I`m going to see how Polaris handles this as I believe I have an extended warranty with a very low deductible.

Or it may just be after market time :twisted:

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Re: Broke Exhaust

Postby Ken » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:40 am

If you have a warranty, it will probably be covered.

My 2005 did the same thing.....The new pipe is 2 pieces with a joint, right where the break is....

Also...GET A SPRING PULLER! you will suffer without it.
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Re: Broke Exhaust

Postby ToddW » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:36 pm

Ken wrote:If you have a warranty, it will probably be covered.

My 2005 did the same thing.....The new pipe is 2 pieces with a joint, right where the break is....

Also...GET A SPRING PULLER! you will suffer without it.
Sorry for the newbie question but why do I need a spring puller for working on the exhaust?

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Re: Broke Exhaust

Postby Ken » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:12 am

Just look at it. Several springs hold it in place.
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Re: Broke Exhaust

Postby ToddW » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:08 am

Of course warranty covers it but couldn't get in tell yesterday.

Now we have 2'+ in my yard of fresh powder and I can't take her out on tracks!!

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Re: Broke Exhaust

Postby ToddW » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:09 pm

My extended warranty covers 0 to do with exhaust, and muffler. Even though Polaris came out with an updated part to prevent this from happening in the future :(
Part: $160
Labor: $60

The good news....
My ball joints, and tie rod ends are 100% covered under warranty. Which is odd since they are items not normally covered under auto warranties.


$220 + a few bucks for cotter pins for repaired exhaust, ball joints, and tie rod ends turns out to be not so bad after all =D>


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