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    Coupler

    Has anyone seen this type of coupler before? It doesn't have a grease fitting on it anywhere.

    Does that mean you have to pull drive shaft on occassion and pack with grease?
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    it has the rubber damper, so wear on the splines is greatly reduced. grease it once or twice a season and you should be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneG View Post
    Has anyone seen this type of coupler before? It doesn't have a grease fitting on it anywhere.

    Does that mean you have to pull drive shaft on occasion and pack with grease?
    I think the Polaris Service Manual says it only needs to be greased when the drive shaft is pulled out for other work.

    If your engine is well aligned with the jet pump, I think it will not need much greasing, as there will not be much movement of the splines.

    Both my 2002 Virage TXi have this coupler, and I don't think the previous owners ever greased the couplers. When I pulled the drive shaft out recently, the splines were fine, and still had some grease.
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    So not a bad deal for $50.00. Now I just need to get the other one off. I'll just grease it well before putting the drive shaft in.

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    Doesn't your PRO use the SS coupler?

    If you use that one in the pic, make sure to use the correct cover for it.

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    yes it does, but I have been told this one is much easier on the splines and is much less noise and vibration. I haven't put it on yet as I don't want to take her out of service now weather is too nice, may wait until another hardened dive shaft turns up at a good price to make it worth my while to pull everything again. For now I want to dial in the AAT

    Kevin riding this weekend anywhere?

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    No riding this week end.

    The rubber coupler will help absorb vibration, but will decrease throttle response.

    It's about twice as heavy as the SS one.
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    Hum, perhaps not then . Me likey the throttle as is

    Dude why aren't you riding? It is suppose to be almost 80* which is like South America compared to what we have seen. Last weekend rain and 58* thank God for the wetsuit.


    I did put on the Carbon Fiber FA's and reinstalled all the pump stuff What should idle rpm's be out of water, seem higher than before around 2800-3000 without touching throttle.

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    80*?????? Not here......

    Low 70's Mon, but rain.

    Can't use out of water idle, MUST be set in the water.

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    You should see the coupler on a 92! It had a harmonic balancer about 6 inch in diameter and 1/2 solid steel now when i went to the normal solid type I noticed a throttle response difference , then I bought the rubber style and didn't notice any difference other than it was smoother

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