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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Default 2011 XC Fuel Pump Help !!

Last week I posted my discovery of the "plastic" nipple that exits the fuel tank and connects to the fuel line when I broke it off installing my IPOD cable. (and removing the air filter gasket)
How do I know it's plastic? I BROKE THE %$&* THING OFF

I went to the local dealer and part was available at Polaris for $270. Paid and ordered it and it was supposed to be here today.

Well, since last week Polaris has listed the part as UNVIABLE. The best part…. Is will not be available until 23 Dec… YES 23 December!!! According to their web site.

So I’m guessing I’m now caught up in the 2012 assembly line and all parts in stock are going to the new 2012 bikes??? But come on December…Really??

visionjonny was nice enough to recommend Rylan Vos at the Vic Shop and I have left him a voice mail and maybe he can help …

I’m looking for any suggestions or help in either finding the part or repairing the broke piece.

I have searched several online sites and even ebay with no luck.

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Elo, Idon't have a Vic yet but I do work on my MC's. If it is a screw in fitting I wonder if you could get it off and bring the pieces to an auto parts store. Maybe they have a vacuum line fitting that will fit....
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Tell your dealer you need to do a VOR order, and it can be expidited to actually getting one from the line if needed. Costs like $25

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I called the parts guy at the dealer. He was not familure with the VOR order but said he would call polaris tomorrow.

Fingers crossed.

Rylan Vos at the Vic Shop was not able to help with this one.

bfisher - It is molded plastic and broke off right at base. I'm pretty leary of jury rigging something with the fule line at 50 psi ontop of a hot engine... just saying...

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Good call KevinX!

Another option is to simply take the part out of the tank and see if you can match it up with an existing part for something else. If you can find a metal one that would even be better! If you do find one that works; I hope you post the info on the part number and where you got it so others can benefit from your trials and tribulations...

PS: Word to the wise. Don't give up so easily. Do you think those who came before you and figured out another way gave up? Jus' sayin'...

Edit: looks like you have it dialed in. Cool.
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Tell your dealer you need to do a VOR order, and it can be expidited to actually getting one from the line if needed. Costs like $25
What exactly is a "VOR" order and how does it work?

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Talk to Big Joe at kewlmetal.com

He posted on another forum that he uses a threaded aluminum fitting and JB Weld. He also mentioned that he's done a few with no problem and has pictures.


A different poster said he drlled out the plastic nipple and replaced it with a metal fitting. He had to remove the quick disconnect and replace I with fuel line and hose clamps.

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What exactly is a "VOR" order and how does it work?
A VOR is Vehicle Off Road (I did not know either) and instead of going thru the "Parts Warehouse" the request goes thru the Service/Warrantee division or at least at Polaris that’s how its working.

BBob – I was not giving up, just asking for help, suggestions and I got it from you, KevinX, and Ammo and I appreciate it ALL!!!

So now the update – Just got a phone call from the parts guy at the dealer and he has figured out the VOR request and I am (as KevinX said above) paying $25 for the VOR. In addition they are sending next day air and I should have the part next Tuesday and the shipping is also at my cost but who cares!!! I’ll have it in a week instead of SIX MONTHS

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A VOR is Vehicle Off Road (I did not know either) and instead of going thru the "Parts Warehouse" the request goes thru the Service/Warrantee division or at least at Polaris that’s how its working.

BBob – I was not giving up, just asking for help, suggestions and I got it from you, KevinX, and Ammo and I appreciate it ALL!!!

So now the update – Just got a phone call from the parts guy at the dealer and he has figured out the VOR request and I am (as KevinX said above) paying $25 for the VOR. In addition they are sending next day air and I should have the part next Tuesday and the shipping is also at my cost but who cares!!! I’ll have it in a week instead of SIX MONTHS
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You realy ( That includes myself ) have to appreciate this forum and how others jump in and try to help, from all different angles and perspectives. I'm glad to hear that this has all turned around for you.
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