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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-06-2016, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Adding Power Steering - with a twist

I have a 2011 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO Carb, and a newly acquired 2015 Sportsman 570 EFI EPS. So here's the thing.... EPS is awesome.

I really didn't think I would like it as much as I do, but wow, it makes a world of difference on tight trails!

So, SuperATV has the power steering kit, but its only compatible with the 2011 500 HO EFI, not the carbed. My guess is due to the stator. My question is, what is the worst that could happen if I installed the kit anyway? And if I do fry my stator, could I just replace with the higher output one of the EFI model?

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They didn't make a 500 EFI in 2011...I'd buy it you shouldn't have any issues but heads up its kinda a PITA to install.
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I have a 2011 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO Carb, and a newly acquired 2015 Sportsman 570 EFI EPS. So here's the thing.... EPS is awesome.

I really didn't think I would like it as much as I do, but wow, it makes a world of difference on tight trails!

So, SuperATV has the power steering kit, but its only compatible with the 2011 500 HO EFI, not the carbed. My guess is due to the stator. My question is, what is the worst that could happen if I installed the kit anyway? And if I do fry my stator, could I just replace with the higher output one of the EFI model?
There is no such thing as a 500HO EFI, carb only. They have sold a lot of these eps systems.

if no one replies, email Superatv, they will reply.

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They didn't make a 500 EFI in 2011...I'd buy it you shouldn't have any issues but heads up its kinda a PITA to install.
It says its a 360 watt motor, and if my memory serves me correctly, I thought the 2011 500 HOs only had 200 watt stator. Time to pull out the manual I suppose.....
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The 2012 400/500 have a 260 Watt stator. Adding Power Steering - with a twist-uploadfromtaptalk1454815376228.jpg

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The unit pulls 360 watts MAX. Most of the time it draws considerably less. The worst case is it will drain your battery. If your model is not supported its usually because there isn't physical room around your steering stem. On some of the two ups the battery is there, thus no room for the motor.

As stated above, call SuperATV, they have excellent customer service.

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I can't find any good information in the Clymer's, so I sent SuperAtv an email. Hopefully they'll get back to me tomorrow. I did look in there and it does seem kinda tight, so perhaps fitment is the issue.


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I can't find any good information in the Clymer's, so I sent SuperAtv an email. Hopefully they'll get back to me tomorrow. I did look in there and it does seem kinda tight, so perhaps fitment is the issue.


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The info I posted above is from my 2012 Factory service manual.

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helped a buddy do the install - totally agree it is a PITA. But the dealers charge a fortune to do it,

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helped a buddy do the install - totally agree it is a PITA. But the dealers charge a fortune to do it,

Yeah, I would imagine it would be pretty time consuming. Was it just just a general PITA or certain things to look out for???


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