Even though the Polaris General XP 1000 carrier bearing is small in stature, it is still an important component in keeping your General running. It is an important juncture of power transfer from your transmission to your rear differential. It supports the drive shaft and allows it to rotate smoothly, while also providing additional strength and stability to the General's drivetrain.
Just like any other component in your General, over time your Polaris General XP 1000 carrier bearing will also wear off and fail. If your Polaris General XP 1000 carrier bearing is worn off or damaged, you might experience excessive vibration and an unusual noise coming from the rear driveline. It’ll also result in uneven tire wear on your rear wheels. Continuing to drive with a faulty Polaris General XP 1000 carrier bearing will damage your entire drive shaft.
If your Polaris General XP 1000 carrier bearing is worn off, it could come down to two reasons. One is the terrain you ride on. If you regularly ride on rugged terrain, this might strain your Polaris General XP 1000 carrier bearings which could result in excessive wear. Towing or hauling heavy loads can also have the same effect. The other possible reason is large tires. If you’ve upsized your tires, the torque that flows through the Polaris General XP 1000 carrier bearing will increase. This would also result in excessive wear.
When your Polaris General XP 1000 carrier bearing does fail, do not revert back to the OEM carrier bearings. At Everything Polaris General, we have heavy-duty aftermarket Polaris General XP 1000 carrier bearings that can handle rough riding conditions and or massive tires.