A while back I posted a question as to who else had a cracked side panel, the one on the passenger side covering the gas tank. Well, Polaris covered under warranty. I can see why I wasn't the only one with the problem. The panel is stressed to begin with, and I predict that it won't take another 8 months until it cracks out again. You know it's stressed when the black plastic has gray lines at the point of curvature and contact with the frame. Just a heads up, if you have gray lines on yours and are still in warranty you might want to check with them now.