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Dirt is an Insurance brokerage dedicated to the off road enthusiast.
  After getting first hand training from a large.......you guessed it
"TRAIN"
and having problems with repairs it was
decided to help all riders with the same problem.

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DRIVETRAIN
• Inspect front and rear differential vent hoses for cracks. The hose end must be open and looped downward creating an air bubble which prevents water entry.
• Inspect front and rear CV (constant velocity) rubber boots for cracks and tears. Immediate boot replacement is required if any damage is detected. Water entry will severely damage a CV joint.
• Inspect ball joint boots and knuckle boots for cracks and tears. Repair tears with silicone seal or replace the component. Worn ball joints and knuckles will affect steering precision.
• On chain-drive Polarises, make sure the chain is properly adjusted. A too-tight chain will stress the entire drive train. A chain that is too loose can easily come off in demanding terrain.
• Inspect the sprockets on chain-drive Polarises frequently. If the teeth are hooked or broken, you must replace the sprocket. Also, always replace a pair of sprockets and the chain as a set. An old sprocket will ruin a fresh chain, and vice versa.
• Keep an eye on the adjustment of your four-by’s range selector linkage. Frame flex can put it out of adjustment, making it difficult or impossible to change ranges.

BRAKES
• Remove front brake drum inspection plug (if applicable) and inspect shoe thickness. Replace shoes if the thickness is under specifications.
• Adjust front and rear drum brakes (if applicable) to correct for wear.
• Inspect front and rear drum brake vent hose (if applicable) for cracks. The hose end must be open and looped downward creating an air bubble which prevents water entry.
• Inspect front and rear disc brake (if applicable) pad thickness. Replace pads if thickness is found to be under specifications.
• Inspect front and rear brake disc (if applicable) for visible damage or deformity and front disc guard for structural integrity.
• Inspect front and rear hydraulic rubber brake lines for secure mounting and possible damage.
• Inspect rear drum brake shoe thickness by noting indicator on exterior part of brake shoe cam. Replace shoes if they are beyond acceptable range.
• Inspect brake actuation cables (if applicable) for free movement. Lubricate or replace the cable, if necessary.

STEERING
• Test steering from lock-to-lock for smoothness and ease of movement. Binding can indicate tight or dry ball joints, knuckles, steering stem bushing, steering stem bearings or mis-routed cables.

SUSPENSION
• Inspect front and rear suspension and suspension mounting points for visible damage or oil leakage. Stand the quad up on the grab bar and work the front suspension through full travel to inspect for binding and rebound damping action.
• Inspect swingarm universal joint rubber boot for cracks, tears. Immediate boot replacement is required if any damage is detected. Water entry will severely damage a universal joint.
• Be sure to increase your suspension’s preload when loading it down with cargo. If you don’t, the suspension will sag and you won’t get all the travel you paid for.
• When adjusting preload, make sure the left and right side shocks have the same setting. If they don’t, your quad will pull to the side.




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