2003 Polaris Sportsman 500 no start with back fire.
Hello. I am in need of some mechanical help.
I just ran into a puzzling issue with my 2003 polaris 500. The 4x4 had been sitting for several months. I recently started it and moved it around a little. I decided to clean it up so I pressure washed. Once I was finished washing, I tried to start the bike. Thats when I had a no start with backfire. So I let it set over night, thinking some component of importance got wet. Today is the same issue. I think the back fires are coming for the carburetor. It did start once, but only idled for a few seconds. I have good ignition fire at the spark plug, I went thru the carburetor, I checked the fuel for water. All seems to be ok. I tried a little starting fluid. No go!
Any advice of what to try next? Thanks.