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Typical Maintenance/ Bushings

I've had my 900 for about a year now, and haven't had to fix anything yet. I put on a new belt and a RCR filter, but they weren't needed.

What are the things I should start checking after some mixed riding of rocks and mud. I've been greasing everything I can, including the wheel bearings. But at around 1100 miles, I'm just starting to be concerned about things like wheel bearings and ball joints. I'm going to Moab next week and just wanted to get an idea.

Once I get it back from this brake recall, I'm going to check my pads and do a shake down on the suspension. Let me know what you think.
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What's the brake recall?

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Re: Typical Maintenance/ Bushings

grab your tire and move it up and down side to side. Watch ball joints, tie rod ends, & bushings for movement.
I replaced all my bushings at about 1100 miles. and I've done 1 ball joint and 1 tie rod end also.

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Brake master cylinder recall on rzr and generals
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What's the brake recall?

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Check wheel play, replace bearings as needed. I would recommend removing, cleaning/inspecting your bushings. I've done it every year and usually glad I did, especially the bolts. They tend to get gritty which causes wear quickly.
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Any particular brand that is recommended for ball joints, bearings and bushings?
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Honestly when I've needed one I usually goto amazon. On an older 800 50 inch went thru several bushings and snagged some UHMW bushings and they lasted till I sold it. My 800 S I only had one wheel bearing which I caught few days before riding and snagged first prime option on amazon for it. My 1000 S I haven't had to replace anything but I still check it all each season and clean/inspect factory bushings. I've actually seen more of them wear the tube and bolt vs actual bushings wear. Grease is good till it does't push the grit out so thats why I'm a believer in cleaning them vs just greasing them. The UHMW infused bushings seem to work well and are dry.
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Re: Typical Maintenance/ Bushings

Ok thanks, it doesn't apply to mine. I have a 2015 900 s. I was curious because here lately my pedal will goto the floor on me.

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Ok thanks, it doesn't apply to mine. I have a 2015 900 s. I was curious because here lately my pedal will goto the floor on me.

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I suggest you have that checked out or do it yourself. Pedal going to the floor, not a good thing. You might start by checking the master cylinder brake fluid level and check all brake lines and calipers. You may have already done that. If it was mine I wouldn't drive it until I got it figured out.
Good luck, hope it is just a minor thing.
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It doesn't do it all the time. But when it goes to the floor I let off and push again and the pedal is back to normal. The fluid level is fine and I've never had the system apart for anything. I've only changed the pads. I've never seen any leaking or anything. But it is happening more frequently though.

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Sounds like you have a good grasp on checking things for wear and tear.
On the greasing, I used to go through I dont know how many tubes of grease on my bushings.
I got a set of bushings from performancesxsbushings and around 700 miles ago was the last times I greased it and that was when I put them in. I have tried to grease them a couple times but they will not take any because of the seal in the bushing.
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Lots of good bushing options. I use garage products.

Keep an eye on your rear lower outer a-arm bolts. The longs ones that hold the hub to the a-arm. Some of us with 2015's have had the bolt shear. Mine was on it's way. I replaced it with a stronger bolt and I had to weld washers to the a-arm due to the bolt egging the hole out.

You should be blowing the primary and secondary clutches out with compressed air every few hundred miles. Take apart the secondary and inspect it. The 2016 models have an improved secondary, but not by much. Look closely at the square pucks and where they ride. Hunterworks makes an upgrade that's a roller made from a better material.
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Re: Typical Maintenance/ Bushings

Good tips in that one. My 800 I had was bad about breaking the lower hub bolts.
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