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post #11 of 1499 (permalink) Old 05-15-2010, 08:09 PM
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I guess I'll take you up on your kind offer, Blueline15. Thanks for making a newbie feel welcome.

I'm looking to buy a sportsman 500 but I'm wondering what year they added the "decent control?" Sounds like a good thing. I remember downhills getting a touch too exciting sometimes on the last Sportsman I had, even if it DID have the engine braking. It seemed like rear was doing too much of the braking.
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i believe the limited edition 06-07 models had ADC, and then from there the 08-10 model year EFI sportsmans have all had the ADC

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Thanks, Blueline15
That helps me alot. I'm hoping to find what I'm looking for sometime this month. I'm tired of havin these "Toyless Blues"
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whts up evryone new here and just bought 2010 850 with eps
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post #15 of 1499 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 08:36 AM
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Consumerism Challenge Blueline

Thanks for the offer Blueline. I'm sorta new. I did use the info on this site to mount a #2500 winch. Had some contactor placement issues but advice here saved the day. Now I'm at 18.5 hours on my new 2010 850 EPS Touring and it is time to do my first oil change. I know Polaris doesn't make oil or filters--they just private label what some other mfg. makes. What I want to know Blueline (and I know you work for a dealer) is what is a comparable filter and oil (weight and viscosity) that will work for my new ride that I can get at the local walmart or Tractor Supply? I'm also looking for a filter the is easy to put on and take off. I have heard the PoPo filter is a little difficult to get on/off. Any advice on a filter wrench. First change, just want to start right and get right tool for the long haul.
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I used a K&N oil filter. It comes with a nut attached to the bottom so you can use a ratchet wrench to get it off. That works out a whole lot better. Walmart does have their own brand that fits the Polaris as well for around $3. I also used Amsoil synthetic oil in my 800. You can buy the K&N filters at a lot of auto parts stores now.
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Hey all, I like the forum, I'm a newbie looking for a few answers....I just got a 2006 Sportsman 90 for the kids. a few questions:
1. It leans a little to one side...any kind of adjustment other than the springs...no unusual tire wear...no steering problems.
2. Backfires once in a while...it was sitting when we bought it....went through the carb completely...it runs fine...I adjusted the mixture both ways..still backfires....do I need a hotter plug??
3. The lights up front were damaged...I am ordering new ones...don't see a headlight switch...are they on all the time??
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post #18 of 1499 (permalink) Old 06-05-2010, 07:42 PM
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Anyone try the 3 way headlight modification for the trail boss sold on ebay here?
Polaris Trail boss ATV 3 way headlight mod NEW: eBay Motors (item 280517228365 end time Jun-12-10 20:42:32 PDT)
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01 Sportsman 500 HO (newbie)

hi I have a 2001 sportsman 500 HO. I replaced pulser coil after recoil self destructed and acts like the symptoms of the DREADED bad exhaust cam. Cam is fine and ran great before it happened. I have been through every thing i can think of (carb x 2, throttle cable adjustment throttle actuator, spark plug, different flywheel, boot for carb to engine) starts and idles fine, just bump the throttle slightly,or try to feather it, it misses and backfires then dies. Trying to avoid taking it to the stealer. prices are way out of line, bad attitudes, and 4 to 5 weeks behind. I,m board-line for drugs and or C-4 Help!? John K
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Just bought my third new polaris in six years,not happy.
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