I, too, would look into having it rebuilt. The OEM ones are well built, and rebuilding them returns a solid starter. If it's simply too cost-prohibitive, then seek out an aftermarket one (new) or one off of a sled being parted out. That starter motor was used on MANY different Polaris sleds.
Thank you for all the help here. I was unable to convince the man that we should just get the one we have rebuilt, that is....UNTIL I called the local Harley / Polaris Dealer who recommended a rebuild as opposed to new aftermarket and sent me to the guy they use for rebuilding....Good Lord...Men can sure be stubborn sometimes...
LOL - Thanks a bunch - 10 inchese here in upstate NY YAY - hoping the brand new sled in our stable will get it's first taste of snow this weekend, problem is we'll have to take turns riding until the 99 gets going again.
Crap...that sux...its looking like the temps are going to hold below freezing here, so forecast is for precip to remain all snow thru the day today, with another brief storm again on Saturday. Our clubs groomers are gassed up and ready to roll...and I have my fingers crossed.