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Old 02-27-2011, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 1995 Polaris RXL Questions

Hello everyone! Got a few questions regarding my 1995 Polaris RXL, all feedback is greatly appreciated.
1. First off, was out riding last night and the speedo stopped working, and I noticed a new/different vibration in the sled. I did a little researching and this seems to be most commonly caused by “jackshaft bearing” failure. My buddy’s XLT had the same vibration/speedo not working and he had to replace that bearing and the end of the speedo cable, so I am leaning towards this being the same issue. Now the question, does this sound accurate? And does anyone have any insight into replacing it?
2. Secondly, I would like to know if a 1” lug height track will fit onto this sled, I'm pretty sure it has the Xtra 12 suspension. Would like to get a little more out of it in the deep powder, which leads me to me next question.
3. Does anyone have any experience/can offer any insight into tracksUSA.com rail extensions? Would like to extend the track to 136” from the current 121” if possible. Also, would the Hacksaw Track part# 9010 work on my sled?
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. Not jack shaft, but drive shaft is the problem. replace it now or it will get more expensive to fix the longer you run it.

2. You can run up to 1.25" lug without any other modification to the drive train.

3. They have a good reputation for quality products and the hacksaw track is a good trail and ice running track.
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1. Not jack shaft, but drive shaft is the problem. replace it now or it will get more expensive to fix the longer you run it.

2. You can run up to 1.25" lug without any other modification to the drive train.

3. They have a good reputation for quality products and the hacksaw track is a good trail and ice running track.
Thanks RJ! So you would recommend not running the sled anymore until the bearing is replaced?
Well thats good to know that I can fit 1.25" lug without any problems, probably going to go with a 1" lug track though, as I do have to do a considerable amount of hard pack trail riding sometimes.
I haven't heard anything bad about tracksusa.com, but figured I would ask anyway.
If anyone else has any feedback I would greatly appreciate it.
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I have 2, 94 RXL's, one I have had for a few years the other I picked up for short money a couple weeks ago. On the one I just picked up, it needed the driveshaft bearing, flangettes, speedo adapter, chain case, drive shaft. Plus the shaft slid to the inside of the tunnel and did some damage there, easy to fix that part. Would have been easy fix if the guy knew what he was doing. I just found a guy parting out a sled and got all of the pieces (minus bearings). In short if the guy did it right the first time wouldnt have done all the damage.
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I have 2, 94 RXL's, one I have had for a few years the other I picked up for short money a couple weeks ago. On the one I just picked up, it needed the driveshaft bearing, flangettes, speedo adapter, chain case, drive shaft. Plus the shaft slid to the inside of the tunnel and did some damage there, easy to fix that part. Would have been easy fix if the guy knew what he was doing. I just found a guy parting out a sled and got all of the pieces (minus bearings). In short if the guy did it right the first time wouldnt have done all the damage.
Very true, was hoping to get at least one more ride out of it before the season was over up here but I guess into the shop it goes! Don't want to end up destroying more than what already is, parts get expensive fast. How much better do you guys think the 136" track will do in powder/trail than the 121" thats on there now? Also, how much of a performance hit do you think I would take from adding the heavier/longer track? The motor feels like its got a lot of power now but just wondering how it will do with the longer/heavier track, don't want it to be a dog everywhere.
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You will have to let me know how you make out with the longer track I was thinking of doing the same thing to one of mine, but I havent talked to anyone who has done it yet.
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You will have to let me know how you make out with the longer track I was thinking of doing the same thing to one of mine, but I havent talked to anyone who has done it yet.
I will definitely keep this post updated, I am in the process of getting all the parts lined up and will let you know how it turns out. Will probably end up not getting a review out until next season thou, the bills are adding up quickly!
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A 136" track should help you get around alot better in the powder, and it should be a little bit smoother on the trails
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