I just picked up a 2000 Sportsman 500 4x4 and I also went with the Gates belt for approx. $40. I didn't realize that there are two versions of the belt depending on if your machine has EBS. You can look at the primary clutch and if the center where the belt rides on is smooth, it's a Non-EBS, if it looks like what a car belt would go on with the ridges, it's the EBS version. I didn't know the difference and I picked up the Non-EBS and had to return it recently.