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Old 10-17-2009, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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where exactly is this located? How do i get to it, and hard is it to get to? I wanna replace that little speedo key, how hard is that to replace? Id like to get that done today, so some advice would be great, thx

and to replace the speedo key, do i have to lossen the track and do all tht stuff? If thts the case, i mite as well just replace the bearing.... its funny how polaris doesnt see, to have any of these problems.. now i rememebr why my name is polaris rider
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is the PTO side bearing responsible for the speedo not working? Ive been lookinat my sled all day, wheres the bearing at? I posted a pic of wat i think it is.. let me kno if im rite
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03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
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-Rejetted
-white handguards
-4 inch riser
-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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To get to the speedo key, you first need to remove the belt. Under the secondary clutch, you will find a right angle adapter that the speedometer cable goes to. Take off the 3 nuts that hold the adapter on(I think they're 1/2"). The speedo key goes in the end of the shaft that will now be exposed, and the other half is in the speedo adapter. If it's broken, you can use a needle to fish it out. While you have the adapter off, wiggle the end of the shaft to see if the drive bearing is all right.

If the drive bearing is bad, you will need to loosen the track, take the chain case apart, and replace the bearings on both ends of the driveshaft.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thx alot JD.. i plan on replacing the bearing(s) no matter wat, even if they seem fine... cats seem to loose there bearings at around 3k, so i figure this preventative maintance will save me from some expensive repairs down the line
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-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Check the how to section a very good step by step!
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well, just foudn out the speedo works.. it was just a little stuck, after i punched it for a few secs it kicked rite in and now is workin greatt
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My sled:
03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
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-Rejetted
-white handguards
-4 inch riser
-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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check cable it might be a little twisted by the key and may eventually break??
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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will do, thx for the heads up tcollins
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10/11 season: 1014 miles
My sled:
03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
-Fresh Top End
-Rejetted
-white handguards
-4 inch riser
-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That is the #1 bearing that goes out on the Cat sleds. Keep it greased if you have a zert. If you don't, make sure the replacement bearing is able to be greased.
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