Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
glenn57

whats your thoughts?

8 posts in this topic

our polaris atv needed the starter replaced. when we got the starter out noticed might need the primary clutch replaced and the crank shaft bearings are gone. its an older machine and i believe its a 300. polaris brand. is it worth fixin? its my moms little pride and joy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what is all wrong with the the starter does the pull start work? it could just dirty or have a bad bendix

whats wrong with the primary clutch? bad buttons?

also on those older 2-strokes there is a counter balance crank seal that is prone to going bad over time on those old motors

depending on your mechanical skills you could do it all your self

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes it starts with the pull start, and i am toast once you mentioned mechanical skills.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you can do the work yourself then I would probably do it otherwise no way

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if you choose not to fix it up yourself, it might make a great shop project for a high school student.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i agree with LEP7MM. if your not into the whole "mechanics" thats fine. some high school kids and really do some nice work despite what some people say... if you cant fix it yourself i think you would be better off getting a newer one or new. you can get some really good deals right now and if your mom only wants a 300 you can pick one up for a really good price.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glen-

Just my two cents worth here (cuz that is about all it is worth). :-)

Unless you want to spend the money for a new atv, or at the very least, you know of a newer "cream-puff" used one from a trusted atv dealer......just fix your moms.

Especially if it is her pride and joy!

I am speaking from experience here. You might go buy a used atv and end up with the very same problems, or worse!

The thought of giving a high school shop class student a chance at fixing it is a good one.

Just a thought.....Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks guys for your ideas and opinions but my mom in her infiiate stubborness doesnt want to spend the money on it. it stays up north at the cabin and she whines that she never gets up there to ride it anyway so why spend the money. i even offered to pay half so the FAMILY could use it but nope. so oh well. agian thanks. sorry i totally disagree with her so i am a bit peeved.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Busy time of year out there so if u get canceled it is hard to rebook especially with the smaller operations. Bummer though as it can be a lot of fun if they are biting. 
    • I understand that you never really know when the Warriors are going to fall off or if they even will.  Hopefully the Wolves can make the playoffs and gain some experience, maybe teach the rest of the team how to play defense, so that in a few years we are knocking on the door and can lure in a top free agent to put us over the edge.  Its just an awful tough time to be a good team right now with the Warriors so clearly heads and shoulders above everyone else.
    • I couldn't have said it better myself pikestabber!  We have to go out there and do what we can now and not try to set up for "when the warriors are old" cuz the way the NBA is going who knows what players may join forces to set up the next "Warriors" squad.  Heck maybe the Wolves will be that next team !!  I just really love the addition of Butler and from the sounds of it we are not done yet and I am excited to see what will happen in free agency and if we could really land the likes of Kyle Lowry one of the other PG's that are hitting the FA market.  Nice to see the Wolves making moves!!
    • I would ask Getanet where to get some good ones!   Pork Belly Stinks Started by Getanet, May 1
    • So that means you ALMOST caught a fish!!   Real bummer!
    • I never use soap to clean the racks. Just put them on a hot grill for a few minutes and use a brush to get the majority off.    Hmmm, Gin flavored ham, mmmmmmmm.     
    • My local meat market will sell you one. They did for a friend of mine about a year ago. If you want to take a trip to Belle Plaine I can hook you up, but you should be able to find it at a meat market near you also.
    • Looking for any intel one would be willing to share for bass fishing on Long Lake just south of Park Rapids.  Our family will be headed there in a couple of weeks.  From what I gather its predominately a walleye lake.  I'm just trying to get a general feel of the lake and hopefully shorten the learning curve.   Thanks, BK
    •   Unfortunately, we just don't know when that will be (injury, free agency, etc.), and by the time they wind down someone else will have already taken their place. More to the point, we need to get to the dance a few times before we will be a threat to the likes of GS, or anyone else for that matter. Get these young guys some playoff experience, continue to build, and add pieces wherever and whenever we can. Keep moving ahead, that's all we can do. It's a cliche, but we can't control what other teams do...only what we do, and I think we are making good decisions with players and personnel lately.
  • Our Sponsors