Weird sound coming from chaincase when using reverse..
I have a 1992 Polaris Indy 500 classic. It has reverse and electric start. I started it up today and took it out for the first time after being overhauled. I tried to engage the reverse and test it out, and I could hear this sound of winding/skipping teeth, the sled never moved. The reverse felt like it engaged all the way. I put it back into forward and that worked fine. So I pulled the chaincase dip stick and the metal shavings on the magnet looked normal. It started to freak me out so I brought it home and jacked up the back of the sled. I spun the secondary in forward and didn't feel anything abnormal to me. So I shifted it into reverse and spun the secondary. The reverse worked for a few seconds until the track stopped and I could hear that noise again. I proceeded to tighten the chain tensioner bolt, which had already been decently tight. Spun the track again both in forward and reverse, no noise (and track spun in reverse). Obviously this is the problem but it just feels like the tensioner is way to tight. Thoughts?
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2003 arctic cat zl550 (looking to sell)