I checked my bearings on my 15 or so idler wheels on my Bearcat Z1 XT at the beginning of the season and they were in pretty good shape. I replaced one outer rear wheel due to damage. Today I lost two of the eight inner ones that don't have replaceable bearings. I checked the rest and they are all toast. I only have 1000 miles on the sled. All of my outers with replaceable bearings are also toast. We'll see if they are under warranty. I'm just going to replace the bearings in the replaceable ones with U.S. made ones if I can find them. I am in search of an innner that has a replaceable bearing right now.
I really love this sled, but like many of the new ones the use of bad bearings really ticks me off. I pulled out my '98 Summit X from the weeds after sitting for 5 years and not a single bearing was bad and they had 2000 miles on them before I parked the sled. Our older Polaris sleds have original bearings and they are from the mid 90's.