The Biltrite LED light bar bolted right to
the front plastic cargo tray. The battery
is located right under it, so wiring it up
was a piece of cake.
are taking advantage of the increase in
top speed it gives the Scrambler.
With the stock tires, the STM clutch
still engages smoothly at low rpm.
However, when you stab the throttle,
the revs jump up quickly, and the big
beast shoots forward; you can tell the
clutch is running in the meat of the
powerband. On one fast dirt road, we
were able to hit 85 mph according to
the stock speedo. The most we could
ever get in stock trim was 72 mph.
Using the heavier, 12-ply tires, our
stock-tire mph dropped to 70 mph.
And after we installed the STM clutch
package, we were able to pass
75 mph, and on a quad this big, that’s
plenty fast. Installation was pretty
straightforward, thanks to STM’s own
tutorial, which you can find on
YouTube. So far we haven’t had to
make any adjustments. STM recommends using the stock Polaris belt
with their system. We suggest starting
with a new belt when you are doing
any kind of major clutch upgrade.
RIDER SUSPENSION AND
The stock Fox shocks are holding up
well on this animal. Even after we
raced and won the 4x4 class at the
whooped-out Sand Hollow Utah
WORCS race, the shocks didn’t leak
or weren’t soft. We did, however, add
a half inch of preload in the rear of the
machine to make it a little more stable
in the turns and to level it out some.
The compression dials, front and rear,
are two clicks from full hard.
To give the rider a bit more suspension action and comfort, we installed a
set of $359 Fasst Co. Flexx handlebars
on this machine, just as we did on our
project 550 Sportsman a few years
back. This time around, we wanted to
keep the stock instrument pod. To do
this and mount the handlebars, we did
a little trimming of the pod and mounted the bars to a set of 2-inch-tall $87
Rox risers. The riser clamped right into
the stock clamp and the Flexx bars to