Inspect your CV boots frequently to save costly repairs. The rubber boot protects the CV joint from mud, sand, water, snow, and other foreign object. The boot also contains special grease that lubricates the CV joint and allows it to work properly.
Any small holes or tears in the rubber boot will allow moisture and other objects into the CV joint. This will damage and eventually destroy the CV joint which is a very expensive part to replace. Replacing the CV boot is much less expensive than replacing the CV joint.
To inspect the CV boot, slowly push the machine forward or backward to look for damage. Look carefully at the ribs in the boot. Sometimes the boot will crack right in the rib and it is hard to notice unless you carefully stretch or expand the boot with your hands.
CV boot kits including the rubber boot, clamps, and grease are available through Hot Ride for all Polaris models. Please call us directly if you have any questions.