2011 Polaris Sportsman 800 EFI - Speedo\ No Info
I have been trolling this forum for quite a few years and it has been quite useful. However after all of these years of lurking and never registering I find myself here.
I have a 2011 Polaris Sportsman 800 EFI. After the speedo died after always being full of moisture, I took it apart. Attempted to clean the corrosion and replace individual components as I saw able to do so. ( I am IT with a nerdy interest in the electrical..however I am not saavy like you polaris people! )
Anyhow. The damage was far more severe then I was interested in attempting any further.
So about this same time. I did what I should have done a long time ago, and rip out that terrible fuseblock and put multiple inline fuses, ( sealed of course ) instead. Beautiful.
Everything works great.
Back to speedo.
I took a meter to it, And I was getting power all over the harness. So that was good. So with a firm See Ya! I took out the old speedo.
Now. I have an event coming up ( We dont get out much ) And gosh darn it, I would sure like to have some AWD?
I have read many posts about bypassing the speedo to at least have AWD function...however none of the info seems to apply to a 2011 800 EFI.
I have found nothing, and no wires even similar to older models suggested.
The back of my original speedo, the harness has your standard long socket, and then a 3 wire plugin.
I recently was just given a new 2014 Polaris sportsman 550 speedo. Which is the exact shape, and has the long socket plug...but no three wire plug.
I thought the hell with it, Im going to try it.
...Of course it did not work. Did not light up. Nothing.
I can not seem to find what that three wire plug is for,
Nor what wires that I can ground out to at least give me AWD until I break and buy a new speedo that was for the bike. ( Which Im also having a nightmare of finding. )
So after that long winded statement:
1. Can I make that 2014 speedo work in my favor?
2. Can I bypass the speedo to at least get my AWD to work until I break down and replace the unit?
Under the hood, the two tiny red wires that combined at the fuseblock, and a line from the power is currently connected together to an inline fuse.
Help me PolarisATVforums, you are my only hope!