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    I had hoped for another ride before the rain came. Luckily the drivshaft broke a short distance from home and a friend was at hand for the tow.

    Replacement is imminent. My question are there any other models that will fit my [highlight=red][highlight=white]1995 polaris 600 triple xlt special[/highlight=white][/highlight=red]. Or is the driveshaft specific for my year and model. Thanks for any help you have to offer. Bret

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    Quote Originally Posted by bukbuk
    I had hoped for another ride before the rain came. Luckily the drivshaft broke a short distance from home and a friend was at hand for the tow.

    Replacement is imminent. My question are there any other models that will fit my [highlight=red][highlight=white]1995 polaris 600 triple xlt special[/highlight=white][/highlight=red]. Or is the driveshaft specific for my year and model. Thanks for any help you have to offer. Bret

    pretty shure one from a 94-96 wedge with the xlt motor would work.are you talking about the jack shaft or the cog shaft.

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    The cog shaft. It looks as if the bearing by the speedo seized and heated up the shaft at that end then parted just inside the tunnel. If it makes a difference the shaft has two cogs on it not 4. Thanks Bret

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    Quote Originally Posted by bukbuk
    The cog shaft. It looks as if the bearing by the speedo seized and heated up the shaft at that end then parted just inside the tunnel. If it makes a difference the shaft has two cogs on it not 4. Thanks Bret
    i think there should be 4 cogs i could be wrong maybe someone else on here can better direct ya....change the bearings and install a new cog and you should be good to go..measure the length of the shaft and match it up to the new one.

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    My '95 XLT Special has four drivers. I wonder why yours only has two. Maybe it's been replaced before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD
    My '95 XLT Special has four drivers. I wonder why yours only has two. Maybe it's been replaced before?
    that was my first thought but only 2 drivers???............that does not seem right.

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    100% sure that sled came from the factory with 4 drivers

    Here is a list of sleds that have that particular driveshaft
    PS your shaft is polaris part # 6230083




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    I have a cheap one for you. send me a pm and we will compare some measurements. I will be very cheap i promise!!

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    I want to thank everyone for there reply's. I got a chance to tear into the sled today and found that the damage is far more than I expected. Simply put both bearing's the one in chaincase and the one at the speedo are destroyed. We are talking chunks and pieces here. I was able to pull the shaft out without loosening or removing the track.

    The drive shaft did not break but it is questionable that a bearing will properly fit the speedo side. The galling on the end is extensive. Which made appear to have parted.

    The chaincase has had a somewhat creative person (prior owner??) in it as the snap ring that holds the bearing in place isn't there. Three button head screws and washers are installed in the case to hold the bearing in place. The chain is a question mark.

    This was my first full year of sled ownership and I have had a blast. And this is what comes with well used equipment.The parts list has grown.It will just take longer than expected to fix.

    Thanks again to you all. Bret

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    I have a spare chain case that should work, its a different part number than the xlt but the cover and gasket are the same. make me an offer and its yours.

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