Anybody have any idea if the 2020 Angle Drive will fit older models

  • If you do not want it, then do not take it and you will have done your part. You do know that this is the way we roll on this FORUM with our friends. I have a set of shocks that were gifted to me that cost more than that angle drive and then I gifted a set of QA-1's to someone else it is just the way it is. Try that somewhere else. The only things that I have sold was a new carpet set for the SS and the luggage racks that I had made, even then I did not make any money off of either. Get over it. "Take or Leave It

    I have bought things from other owners and felt they deserved more money than they had asked, so I paid a little more on my own. I was happy and presumably the seller was also happy. I felt I was getting my money's worth. If someone wants to give something away, that is their choice.

    Should I end up being offered an angle drive, I have no problem paying a reasonable price since I still save money. At this point in time, I'm still not sure the problem is my angle drive, although I have a strong feeling it is. I have nothing to get over. Everyone has the right to handle their own affairs. I just wanted to point out that it is possible to help someone else while still helping yourself. I'm not the type to deliberately irritate others, so, sorry if I upset you.

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  • I have bought things from other owners and felt they deserved more money than they had asked, so I paid a little more on my own. I was happy and presumably the seller was also happy. I felt I was getting my money's worth. If someone wants to give something away, that is their choice.

    Should I end up being offered an angle drive, I have no problem paying a reasonable price since I still save money. At this point in time, I'm still not sure the problem is my angle drive, although I have a strong feeling it is. I have nothing to get over. Everyone has the right to handle their own affairs. I just wanted to point out that it is possible to help someone else while still helping yourself. I'm not the type to deliberately irritate others, so sorry if I upset you.

    No problem, I just thought you should have sent him a message. One on One

  • I made a new recording of what I think is my angle drive noise. This time I used a microphone that was secured to the front of my angle drive near the u-joint. The noise I'm concerned about is the high pitched grinding noise that is most prominent starting around the 12-15 second point of the video.

  • My angle drive has always had a metallic bell-like "whine" at around 40 MPH. Probably some resonance as it doesn't happen at other speeds. I've changed lubricants and it still "rings", though it's not objectionable... It's hard to tell from your video, but your angle drive noise sounds more "raspy" -- it could be the bearings supporting the bevel gear shaft. I believe that noise from the angle drive is a given since Polaris mixed a constant velocity bearing (on the engine side) with a simple U-joint (on the angle drive side) on their short driveshaft... U-Joint rotational speeds aren't even with any angular deflection, unless they're used in pairs offset by 90 degrees where the rotational speed differences cancel each other out....

  • This noise just showed up a couple weeks after the second angle drive lube replacement using Redline Heavy Shockproof which I also used the first time. I thought I had refilled it properly, but when I tried a second time to top it off, I was able to add about 8 more ounces which means I may have driven it a couple thousand miles with the fluid level only about 2/3 full. I find it odd that securing the microphone so it directly touches the angle drive was quieter than using my cell phone's microphone when resting in one of the cupholders. The noise now bugs me to the point that I'm afraid it's going to break during one of my rides.

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  • DDM's angle brace girdle (DDM uploaded pics in another thread) may at least give you some peace of mind... With that girdle, if a bearing spins at least the angle drive won't blow-up and you should be able to get home. DDM hasn't put this new brace on their website yet for ordering... I've currently got the ZZPerformance angle drive brace, but I'll be replacing it with the DDM brace as soon as DDM makes it available... One ZZPerformace angle drive brace user had their angle drive blow up... At least the ZZPerformance brace kept the driveshaft from detaching and causing more damage -- but it didn't keep the angle drive in one piece...

  • DDM's angle brace girdle (DDM uploaded pics in another thread) may at least give you some peace of mind... With that girdle, if a bearing spins at least the angle drive won't blow-up and you should be able to get home. DDM hasn't put this new brace on their website yet for ordering... I've currently got the ZZPerformance angle drive brace, but I'll be replacing it with the DDM brace as soon as DDM makes it available... One ZZPerformace angle drive brace user had their angle drive blow up... At least the ZZPerformance brace kept the driveshaft from detaching and causing more damage -- but it didn't keep the angle drive in one piece...

    If the angle drive is going to go, it's going to go and no brace is going to keep the angle drive 100% in tact if it lets loose.

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