Join Date: May 2013
Location: northwest Georgia
2013 Sportsman 500 HO Stalling and other problems
I rode my new 2013 Sportsman 500 HO for the second time today with only 10 miles on it and ran into a few problems... It was a beautiful day with a high around 80 cooling to 70 or so by evening. I was riding it on my front lawn which consists of several acres of grass and trees with some not too steep hills.
- Stalling: it often stalls when stopped. I tried adjusting the idle speed screw but at around or over 1400rpm it stalls just while in neutral or park. At about 1200rpm it's a 50/50 chance if it will keep running. It sometimes also stalls when coasting or braking when going downhill. It runs great (when I can get it going) under either a light or heavy load. These things are set at the factory to run real lean for emissions. I'm thinking it might need the idle mixture screw adjusted?
- My manual says there's an on/off fuel valve, but I can't find it. The manual shows where it is, but it's no where to be found. It's supposed to be near the fuel pump inside the left front fender.
- The fuel gauge reads full, but it's half full or less. I was wondering if this is normal or if the gauge is stuck?
If these things aren't an easy fix I'll have to take it back to the dealer which is an 80 mile round trip... then another 80 miles to pick it up. :-(
Thanks for any help,
Last edited by MC2crazy; 05-26-2013 at 11:57 PM.