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1990 polaris indy 500:
I am not sure what the part is called, but it is the piece that connects to the top of the ski spindle. As tight as I make the bolt that goes though here, it loosens after a while riding. Could this been a worn out spindle? or are the teeth on this unnamed part worn out? thanks

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It could be both. I'd take the bolt out, and pull that top piece off (might need to wack it with a piece of wood). Then take a look at both pieces to see if they're worn, chances are if one is...so is the other. Good luck.



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Part name is an 'outside arm'. Or at least it is for Yamaha. I just price one for my sled and it was over $75 US. Yikes. Anyway, the Polaris spindles have a very fine tooth spline which could be worn out on yours, (either spindle or arm) which you may need to replacy both.

Before you do though, what kind of nut and bolt? Is the nut a nylock? Have you tried lock-tite?

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the bolt is a replacement 9/16 bolt with a standard nut and a washer and lock washer. no nylock nut. maybe a little lock-tite and a new nut might do the trick. can I get the nulock nut from HW store or do I have to go to dealer.
 

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If you go with nylock don't bother with locktite. Yes the nut should be available at a hardware store.

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great thanks. I got one at the home depot should be able to put it on this wknd and see if that does the trick....
 

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If not, I may have a set of spindles and outer arm as well. If you need them, let me know.
 

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i agree, go with the nylock nut, then tighten the bit$h down as tight as you can without breaking, or stripping anything, polaris does used really fine "spleens" on the steering spindles, but if it is the "outer arm" ive got 2 for a 96 xcr, if they will work, that is if you dont want to buy new.
 

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thanks all for the help. finally got some new snow ( New Hampshire ) and the nylock nut and heavy gauge bolt worked fine. rode 97 miles, so the only thing that is still broken is my sore back, but I can deal with that. thanks again.
 

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Excellent news GMB, glad you didn't have to dish out large to replace the arm or spindle. Should last the rest of the season, hopefully.

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