2009 Polaris Sportsman 850 XP EFI EPS Service Manual, Page 39Get this manual

2009 Polaris Sportsman 850 XP EFI EPS Service Manual, Page 39

MAINTENANCE Tie Rod EndSteering Inspection To check for play in the tie rod end, grasp the steering tie rod, pull in all
assembly to determine the cause4Measure the distance from the string to the rim at the front (1) and rear (2) of the front
rimThe rear measurement should be 116"-18" (2-3 mm) more than the front measurement on each side of the vehicle to obtain
the recommended 18"-14" (3-6 mm) toe out alignmentRepeat the measurement procedure on the other side of the vehicleToe Alignment
Use the following procedure to check the toe alignment of the vehicleThe recommended toe alignment is 18"-14" (3-6 mm) toe
out12Position the vehicle on smooth level surfaceSet handlebars in straight ahead position and secure handlebars in this
position NOTE: If you discover improper alignment, refer to "Toe Alignment Adjustment" procedure = In mmWheel Toe-out Alignment:
1814" (3mm) NOTE: The steering post frog can be used as an indicator of whether the handlebars are straightThe frog should