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Old July 23rd, 2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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Default First ATV; 1989 Polaris 4x6 Big Boss

Hey there guys, Im entering into a new world by buying my first ATV, a 1989 Polaris 4x6 Big Boss. I bought this to use around the house to haul stuff and to bring along when i go on trip with my Jeep to use it as a trail repair rig.




Im going to go pick it up tomorrow, I know I have to get new shocks for the front, they are very stiff but the rears are fine & a new battery. It has 250 (2stroke?) engine with oil injection. For its age its in fantastic shape, but it hasnt been ran in a year or so, it was stored inside.

Does anyone have any experience with Polaris ATV's of this vintage and what I should expect with it? Any good mods I can do to it and what I can do to get it up and running again.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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Ive never even heard of that quad.. are sure the rear rear axle isnt added on ??
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Old July 24th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #3
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I think if you compair it to other Pulareass stuff its just like the trail blazer or trail boss as far as power and drive line. the rear axle should just be a piggy back chain drive drive. easy enough to work on. the first thing to do would be to clean the carb & make sure your low jet isn't grown shut.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 11:33 PM   #4
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First thing i would do is take the oil reservoir off and mix your own gas. I'm not positive about that year but check the belts in the internals. Especially if it has seen some water. Double check the u-joints(assuming this isn't chain driven), boots, and bushings in the a arms.

Enjoy, i spent four hours in an emergency room from riding one of those 4x6's
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Just bought the same Polaris. It is factory with 6 wheels. Not shaft driven, chain from the engine to middle wheels, different chain from the middle to last set of wheels. Great advice from the other people.

Carb clean, adjust chain tension, check all bushings, brake pads. Lots of people remove the oil pump and mix their own. This is because the pump goes out and the motor burns up. A lot cheaper to mix your own.

Hope the project works out. if you see this and need any other help, PM me.

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Old December 18th, 2010, 06:40 AM   #6
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Just bought the same Polaris. It is factory with 6 wheels. Not shaft driven, chain from the engine to middle wheels, different chain from the middle to last set of wheels. Great advice from the other people.

Carb clean, adjust chain tension, check all bushings, brake pads. Lots of people remove the oil pump and mix their own. This is because the pump goes out and the motor burns up. A lot cheaper to mix your own.

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premix gas is cheaper? sweet who knew? I'd give him a PM as he stilldoesnt have this going yet
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premix gas is cheaper? sweet who knew? I'd give him a PM as he stilldoesnt have this going yet
it ran once lol
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Old December 18th, 2010, 08:38 AM   #8
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premix gas is cheaper? sweet who knew? I'd give him a PM as he stilldoesnt have this going yet
Premix is cheaper than a burnt piston from the oil injection going out
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i wouldnt pm him he has other things he needs to get done first
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 08:49 AM   #10
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My Squad runs like a champ, i think ill have it rebuild soon.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #13
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I had a big boss 6x6 and it would go just about any where but make sure to keep the drive chains
are adjusted properly because when they come off it aint pretty

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Rode my 89 around today. The thing was a basket case when I picked it up, so the brakes took time to find, clean, and install. They were in a box.....

It is a fun time. Never had a 6-wheeler before!
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