2009 Polaris Phoenix™ 200
Poor QualityBy 2057652518 () on Dec 03, 2010
Bought a 2009 Polaris for my younger son. Bike looks nice but after 2 summers of riding (less than 60 hours usage) with recommended maintenance done, it experienced catastrophic top end engine damage. Cam shaft flat spotted, valve damage and cam shaft bearing failure. Total repair estimate of ... $1360. Other poor engineering design includes transmission lever cable driven not hard linked. Also, some ingenious engineer decided to put a bracket over the spark plug area making it impossible to use a ratchet to remove spark plug. Must use plug fitting and box wrench. Polaris explanation is bike must have been idled too long which tells me that the engine cooling capacity is not adequate. Beware!!