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post #1 of 584 (permalink) Old 08-13-2015, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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What are you'll thoughts on the 2002 450 Foreman foot shift 4x4x2 , I have a guy wants to trade me my Polaris 1999 500 for it , I am asking $1,200 but would take a $1,000 , he works for my friend and I have know him a year or so , his bike smokes 2 days after he bought it for his wife ---- mine cuts off electrically after about a minute and after 10-15 cooling off it starts back , think it is the cdi by feed up with dumping money into this unreliable money pit Polaris ------- I know a couple of people who have the 350 but no one with the 450 , good bike or not , can you pull the jug without pulling the motor out the frame
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450 is a pushrod engine. I can have the jug off mine in an hour or less. Pull tank plastics/tank/heat shield and you're looking at the head. I have 2, just as reliable as my 300's any day to the week. Plus use some of those 300 parts you have lying around for a free gear reduction. 300 primary and clutch basket make a 14% GR in the foreman, straight bolt in.

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I would have felt happy trading the Polaris for just the tires and rims off this bike , for those of you that notice , the jug is off the bike , I think they put a new stock piston in a jug that was extremely worn or previously bored -----double snorkels is double trouble , I am breaking one of my Golden rules , never buy a snorkeled bike , but I want to get Polaris out my life , permanently ------- good luck Ben
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Made the trade and got this 2002 TRX450FM , I was told they bought the bike for his wife and after 2 days it smoked , he took off the jug and found this piston , I didn't mic it but the piston fits very loose in the jug , it will wobble around in the hole , I think maybe they put a stock piston in a hole that was bored already ----------- what would cause a piston to deteriorate like this , no markings on the piston of who made it
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that is the question , the pieces of piston must be down in the case , I drained the oil and didn't see any chucks or specks from the pieces being ground up , I have a flexible tube inspection camera , I hope to be able to get it down there and see if I can see the pieces --------- what is weird is there are no bad marks in the bore
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I bet the piston fit loose and the gap made the piston bust apart

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I think you are right LBZ , you can see the gap between the piston and the wall of the jug ----going to mail the jug off to G+H this week ---------- what about a manual down load for the bike ? ------------ the search on this site never seems to work for me , when I do a search for 450 manual or ol'Pleasant Hill I don't get anything even closely related to the subject
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Thanks Mel , they are $6.95 which isn't bad , giving them my credit card is another story ---------------

I put the inspection camera down into the engine and never found anything , drained the oil . then flushed a couple of gallons of diesel thru it into a clean container and changed the filter , very clean , I doubt it has been sunk , really looks like some one put a piston that is marked standard into the cylinder that is worn or has been bored .010 , boxed up the jug , talked with G+H , mailing it tomorrow , $188 gets the boring , Shindy piston , rings , all gaskets and return shipping-------------
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