So I purchased a 2013 Judge. Love the power, the ride, the styling...
At about 800 miles or so, one day the wife and I are riding it to get some dinner and started getting this really loud grindingish noise. I took it in and after the guys recreated the sound, they ripped the tranny apart, but didn't find much wrong. They replaced a bunch of parts and gave it back to me.
The problem was still there. On the way back to the shop the belt started making a strange oooooooooooooo sound. They adjusted the belt and that went away. But now, when I down shift to 1st and let out the clutch relatively slowly, it chatters like crazy.
They adjusted the rear shock to try to help with the grinding with a passenger, but no luck. I've made like 20 trips to the shop with no joy.
I finally (myself) figured out that the noise was coming from the belt hitting the belt guard... I also figured out that the loud clank I was complaining about when shifting (another story) was due to the belt hitting the belt guard when put in gear.
They fixed that by tightening the belt, but now it goes oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
So, I can't ride with a passenger without the belt making racket all the time, can't downshift without some weird chatter. On top of it all, after shifting into second, the tranny always makes kind of a lugging sound in the early part of the gear.
The dealer is actually offering to take it on trade and give me something that at least seems to have been engineered by folks that were awake
) I'd hate to get rid of it, but they also shared that out of the lines they sell, Polaris by far has the most warranty issues. Wish I'd known that from the start...
I'm pretty frustrated. Just thought I'd vent a little and let prospective buyers at least know about my issues. Maybe someone here can brighten my day with a fix...