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First you want to raise the rear end off the ground. Then take a ratchet strap and pull the rear bumper and axle together so it collapses the spring and shock. Now you loosen the two pinch bolts at the very end of the rear axle arm. Take a punch and put through the hole of the eccentric axle housing, turn down to tighten or up to loosen, or roll the rear wheels forward or backwards to do the same thing. Leave at least a 1/4 inch of slack in chain. Now tighten the pinch bolts to 60 ft-lbs, remove ratchet strap, and lower rear end. Check regularly for proper chain slack.
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i need directions on how to take off starter on polaris 300 explorer ATV
To remove the started on a Polaris 300 Explorer ATV first open the hood. Locate the started which will be up against the wall near the driver's side and remove the screws. Y…ou can now install a new started.
Loosen the two carrier bolts on the back of the axle. Then loosen the two bolts at the bottom that hold the rear breaks to the axle bearing housing. Then on the right side of …the housing, it looks like you could get a big wrench on those hex cuts and turn axle upward direction to tighten. I use large channel lock pliers. That will tighten chain because it will off set housing toward the back of the ATV. I recommend turning axle down first to get the grease fitting that is blocked by gas reservoir. That is an important grease fitting for axle bearing's. It is an easy job, but tighten carrier bolts well when finished.
The engine in the Polaris Sportsman 500 is self adjusting. There is no need to adjust the timing chain on the Sportsman 500. If you are hearing the chain slap, it is time …to replace the chain, not adjust it.
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As far as adjusting the chain goes, to the right of the rear sprocket there will be a large concentric adjuster with slots in it. You'll have to loosen the two 6mm Allen head …bolts on the swingarm just to the right of the adjuster. Then use a small wrench [turned sideways] and slip it in the slots of the concentric adjuster. If you push it forward, the chain gets loose. If you pull it back, the chain gets tight. You want to have about about 1 1/2" of play [up and down slack] in it when finished. Then tighten the Allen head bolts and you're ready to go !!
Loosen the 2 bolts on back axle.... then turn the center carrier it is what is called a concentric and will tighten chain. BUT don't tighten to much
Oil pump is located on front of engine on left side if sitting on machine . Take the screws out of cover and adjust cable to adjust pump .
There are two large bolts -one next to the brake caliper the other next to the chain - simply loosen those bolts and rotate the axle. The chain will tighten up or loosen up de…pending on which way you turn it.
You loosen a couple bolts on the rear of the swingarm and then use a screwdriver to turn the round adjuster. Takes 5 minutes or so. Check out my bio page for help.
The owners manual has a section that explains how to do that.
I had the same problem, but then I looked at the rear tires, the one on the right ( same side the chain is in ) was closer to the front of the four wheeler than the other tire…. Then I lifted the rear of the quad and it was because my rear bearings were gone and needed to be replaced, which would pull the rear tires back in line tightening the chain.