2009 Polaris Sportsman 850 XP EFI EPS Service Manual, Page 38Get this manual

2009 Polaris Sportsman 850 XP EFI EPS Service Manual, Page 38

MAINTENANCE STEERING Steering Inspection The steering components should be checked periodically for loose fasteners, worn
unit to allow for proper cooling Bolts Lower Post Bolts Jam Nut Tie Rod Jam Nut Rod End Rod End Washer Nut Cotter Pin Replace
any worn or damaged steering componentsSteering should move freely through entire range of travel without bindingCheck routing
of all cables, hoses, and wiring to be sure the steering mechanism is not restricted or limitedNOTE: Whenever steering components
are replaced, check front end alignmentUse only genuine Polaris parts IMPORTANT: Be sure to clean these areas thoroughly
after riding through muddy conditions Due to the critical nature of the procedures outlined in this chapter, Polaris recommends