Repairing Front Plastic on a 2017 Polaris Sportsman 450 HO

When you need an ATV to service your property, you may discover that buying an ATV is not cheap for your pocketbook. Days of the $2500 ATV are long gone. When searching Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, eBay etc. etc. you will be lucky to find a used, well maintained, and halfway decent condition for under $6,000.

New ATVs are in the range of $7600+ for a 4wd model from just about any brand. My goal was to find a Honda foreman, well that is next to impossible… but I did find this Polaris locally and I was first in line of 5 people who contact him with cash.

One lesson I will pass on. I have learned if you need / want an item never get in a hurry. The sales mans mentality is to create a sense of urgency. This enforces the high price point he has and uses your emotions against you. However, if YOU save your cash for your purchase it puts you in the drivers seat. You control the offer and you control if you feel comfortable with letting go of the cash in exchange for the object. Financing only leads you down the path of the sales guy. They always win with financing.

That patience lead me to this ATV with 168 miles on it, lower hours and really ready to buy. It needed some repairs. I was able to work out a deal at $4K (ask was $5250) then I needed to spend $900 in repair / replacement parts for the front plastic. This cost was for factory OEM parts not aftermarket.

Repairing the Front Plastic on our 2017 Polaris Sportsman 450 HO (Video)

Video of capturing the repair on the plastic.

2017 Polaris SPORTSMAN 450 H.O. SAGE GRN Specifications

Engine & Drive-train

Active Descent Control


Drive System Type True On-Demand AWD/2WD

Engine Type 4-Stroke OHC Single Cylinder

Fuel System/Battery Electronic Fuel Injection

Horsepower 31 HP

Transmission/Final Drive Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft


Estimated Dry Weight 685 lb (311 kg)

Front/Rear Rack 90 lb /180 lb (40.8 kg /81.6 kg)

Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal (17.0 L)

Ground Clearance 10.5 in (26.7 cm)

Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H) 83 x 48 x 47 in (210.8 x 121.9 x 119.4 cm)

Payload Capacity 485 lb (220 kg)


Front/Rear Brakes Single Lever 3-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake

Additional Specifications

Front Suspension MacPherson Strut With 8.2 in (20.8 cm) Travel

Headlight 50w High Beam

Headlight Dual 50w Low Beam Headlights

Hitch Towing Rating 1,225 lb (555.7 kg)

Hitch Type Standard 1.25 in (3.2 cm) Receiver


Analog Speedometer, Digital Odometer, Tachometer, Two Tripmeters, Hour Meter, Clock, Service Indicator, Diagnostic Indicator, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet


Thanks for stopping by – just documenting part of our journey!

Until next time!

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