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Sled cover question

I just bought a like new factory cover for my '98 Indy 500. It even says "Indy" on it....... But when I try to put it on, it won't fit over the handlebars!!! I do have a riser kit in it, but only 2". Is this a problem that is typical when you have risers, or am I just overlooking something simple and stupid? If you have dealt with this before, I would appreciate some input, short of removing the riser! Thanks in advance!

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Put your cover over the windshield and handlebars first, then pull over front bumper, and last over the rear. Then tighten straps starting at front, especially if your cover has the cover for the front suspension and work towards the rear.
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Steep give a good outline for process. Your risers won't impact the cover directly, but if you've tipped the bars back a little, then it's a bigger deal.

Also - does the cover say anything besides "Indy"? XC, Edge, etc. ? And, is your sled an Indy 500 or an Indy Super Sport? They are different chassis styles and use different covers.

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Steep give a good outline for process. Your risers won't impact the cover directly, but if you've tipped the bars back a little, then it's a bigger deal.

Also - does the cover say anything besides "Indy"? XC, Edge, etc. ? And, is your sled an Indy 500 or an Indy Super Sport? They are different chassis styles and use different covers.
It just says "Indy" and Polaris on the cover. The sled is an Indy 500, but not a '98 as I was told. The DMV today told me it is actually a '97. But after following Steepndeep's basic instructions, it fits like a glove, a surgical glove. Thanks again for all the help, that's what makes this site so awesome!
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'98 Arctic Cat Pantera 580 EFI Touring (AKA.. The Recliner)
'98 Polaris Indy 500 (Sold.... and missed!!)
'87 Yamaha Bravo (Now in KCCats Family)
'78 Polaris TXL-340 (Always in progress)
'89 A/C Eltgre' EXT 530 (My Sled... Now sold )
'73 A/C Cheetah 440 (Now w/ my Nephew)
'90 A/C Prowler w/ '96 580 skid (My oldest boys ride)

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A) Glad you've found the process to be helpful and the cover fits.

B) You definitely have an evolved chassis machine, and the cover looks to be the correct one.

C) Look at the sticker on the tunnel. The first three digits of the model number will tell you the year. 097 is a 1997, 098 is a 1998.

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