Hi Mike. Thanks for that, but that's not what I was talking about. If you search for Vic's part number (from the manual) you will find this:
Located here: http://polaris.spx.com/Detail.aspx?id=363&cat=5
You will see it costs 30 bones and can only be purchased by a Polaris dealer. This is the part the was quoted 60 bucks.
The one you provided:
looks worth the price, and I agree...looks to be a hefty tool. However...it is NOT the Victory part they list.
The one I bought was this:
While not quite as hefty, it was available, and fairly inexpensive. I will most likely order the one you provided as it looks like a better tool than the other two. What I don't like about Vic's wrench is 1) It's $60 for something that doesn't look nearly the tool as yours. 2)There is a square hole to where it looks to be the receiving end of a ratchet head. Now would I be better off using a rubber coated handled tool, or a bare metal handled tool? I'm going with the first choice, as Ammo pointed out...if that thing slips off, I would rather have a rubber handle than a bare metal ratchet handle flying around. Again, this seems like a hoaky way to accomplish this, but I know it's the way it's been done for a long time, so it can't be that bad can it?
Had I known that this was going to be an issue to find, I would have ordered the right one, or a at least a better one, a week ago. The one I picked up looks like a harbor freight special and most likely won't last two uses without that rivet snapping. Hindsight and all.....
Please don't think I don't appreciate your input, because I do. Fact of the matter is they want to charge me twice the cost price for, in my opinion, less of a tool. The one you provided looks better than both and I will be ordering that one.
thanks again man.