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A rag that got sucked through the carbs and in to the intake

There is a rag that got sucked through the carbs on my Polaris xplorer 500. It is now in the intake but when you go to pull it out it falls apart. How would I go about getting that out? Is there an easy way to get to the intake or would I be better off taking it to a mechanic?

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  • mandydawn08 May 16, 2009

    Yeah that's what I was afraid of. I have been digging pieces of the rag out of the carb where it has been falling apart. Lucky for me I haven't bought the thing yet. I was going to buy it from my cousin, who said all it needed was a new spark plug. I'm a girl, but i know a little something about these things. Anyhow, he told me that it needed an air intake filter but he had put a rag around it last year and he hadn't ridden it since then. So when i pulled the carb off there was the rag sucked down in there. When I started looking closer, it looks like the rag is down in the motor. I took off a side plate thinking maybe i could see something there, but that's where the timing chain is.

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Take it to a mechanic, cause you could still leave peices behind even after taking off the intake and will cause you more problems then you want to have.

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    Jeremy Reddick May 16, 2009

    Ya, I would be a little concerened that he did run it. Also that it is stuck in the carb could leave you with problems like throttle getting stuck wide open, not closing, choke not releasing. If it is in the motor string can get wrapped around the valve. piston, and other moveable parts. If you feel like you can take this on. Then give it a try. You seem like you know what you are doing. It will just take some time and some effort to make sure all is out

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