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Hey guys, new to the forum. Have been running side x sides since 2005. Went from Yamaha Rhino to a 2009 Kawasaki Teryx 750 efi, and now just recently bought a 2013 Polaris ranger 800. The bike was used with about 200 hours on it, mostly farmland riding. It has the ranger ware flip out windshield, roof and back with sliding back glass. The bike runs great and have yet to notice anything out of the ordinary. It was purchased through a Polaris dealer (69 yr old man traded it in on a crew) and it was serviced before I purchased.

My question is there anything that I need to be aware of or possibly check on a used setup? I do plan on pulling the bely housing and inspect the belt and the sheave to see if its glossed over. I haven't really put my foot in it yet, but I typically don't ride like that. Bought it because I needed a bench seat for the kids. Thanks for the help and looking forward to tinkering with this one as well.
 

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Welcome and you should be good to go. I would not bother pulling the clutch cover unless something leads you to believe it needs inspecting. This is a great forum to learn all you ever need to know about these machines.
 

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The only reason I was going to check it, was because the throttle pedal seem to have a little play in it. I was thinking that possibly the belt was slipping some on take off. It could just be me and need to get use to the Polaris. That kawi of mine was very touchy. If you barely touch the gas, it was gone. It may just be the way the Polaris is.
 

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I once owned a 800, great power and sold it because I wanted a crew. The only complaint I had was the level of heat which come up from the engine through the seat and that can be resolved relatively easy, assuming you might experience the same in yours. The engine is essentially under the seat and many have created heat shields to deflect heat away, see http://www.prcforum.com/forum/17-ranger-discussions/35943-2011-ranger-800-seat-heat-issue-5.html
Yeah I have also looked into thermo shield with the adhesive backing for under the seat as well as around the fuel tank. Kinda thought that was odd also having the tank exposed right next to the engine.
 

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Yeah I have also looked into thermo shield with the adhesive backing for under the seat as well as around the fuel tank. Kinda thought that was odd also having the tank exposed right next to the engine.
I used heat shields on both (under the seat and around the tank) plus used a 3000 inline blower iMarine - "Your Marine Pump and Water Systems Specialists" ? Attwood Water Resistant Turbo 3000 In-Line Blowers 3" to push air back with a simple toggle switch located on the dash and was satisfied with the set up. I ended up keeping the 3000 inline blower and mounted in my 570 crew to just move air across the CVT and push air.
 
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