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Old 11-09-2009, 01:55 PM
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Don't you hate all the water that collects in your skiis? I drill 1/8" holes in the big compartments. This keeps them water free and prevents the runner bolts from rusting and looking like crap. I also pulled the bolts out to grease them after hearing about how they seize up. One of my sleds already had a seized bolt. I also drilled out the 5 compartments under the rubber stop.
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Very interesting.....I had hell taking off my seized bolts....when did Polaris do away with grease zerts??
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Great idea! One of my biggest complaints. Time to bust out the drill
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I just did that last weekend. Just hoping the holes wont throw up snow. Not sure why I didnt think of that a long time ago.

Rob's sled has a hole in each ski that throws up a hell of a rooster tail from each ski. Not sure if its intentional for cooling or hyfaxes, but it does kinda look cool.
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Yeah, bad call on Polaris ditching the zerks probably to save a few bucks. Certainly is an area prone to corrosion. Drain holes should help a bit in that department anyway.
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Polaris just recommends you take them out and clean/grease them around every 500 miles when you're doing the rest of your check up maintenance.
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Polaris just recommends you take them out and clean/grease them around every 500 miles when you're doing the rest of your check up maintenance.
But mine didn't have ANY grease on them from out of the crate??? wtf polaris
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But mine didn't have ANY grease on them from out of the crate??? wtf polaris
Your dealer put the skii's on and should have greased them!

Any pics of the "holes" mentioned above??
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Polaris just recommends you take them out and clean/grease them around every 500 miles when you're doing the rest of your check up maintenance.
Actually it doesn't, it says inspect the fasteners, that implies checking that the bolts are tight. No mention of pulling the bolts and greasing them.
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Drilling and greasing shaft what is going on in here
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