View Full Version : ? About Trail Boss

01-31-2003, 01:16 AM
I am going tomorrow to look at a 1993 Polaris Trail Boss. It is supposed to be in good shape and run good. When cold, it starts fine. However, when it is hot, it will not start with the electric start (it does turnover). It will start with the pull start. What do you guys think? What should it be worth? Thanks!

01-31-2003, 10:47 AM
Classic symptoms of low compression. Ran into this once with TimJr's E-Ton after installing the big bore kit. I didnt retorque after getting it hot and the head gasket was leaking. In most cases, though, it will mean a top end job. The reason it will start with the pull start (or kickstart in TimJr's case) is that it turns it over a lot faster than the electric starter does.

01-31-2003, 01:34 PM
What is involved with a top end job? The guy wanted $1400 and went down to $1000 for it. Is it worth it or should I move on? Thanks!

01-31-2003, 05:34 PM
At the very least it means new rings, and honing cylinder, bit if its gotten to this point, it good very well need bored, w/ new piston and rings which should run a little under $200.

02-03-2003, 12:35 AM
eBay always has those rebuild kits cheap,,,this one is $65,,,my dad has a 91 Trailboss on the farm and it's a good quad for work, we have a 2000 Polaris Xplorer 400 4x4 that we mainly use for hard work though,,,here's the link


did you get the quad?

02-03-2003, 11:15 PM
Actually, I wound up with a 1995 Trail Boss that was in good to excellent shape. The only problem is the front fender has been mended with a couple of metal straps. Once I replace that, it will look like new. It was bought for the guy's son and it was barely used. He just paid Polaris $500 to have it tuned up and fluids changed. He also just put in a new battery and tires last fall still have the "hair" on them. I paid $1425. I haven't taken any pics yet, though.

02-04-2003, 12:51 AM

post some pics when ya get em,,,

02-05-2003, 11:36 PM
How do you post pics?