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Cant pull start my 500 efi

Hi have a 500 efi 2008, have tried to pull start it and have never managed to start it as there is so much compression and kick back/ recoil, is that normal have 2000 sportsman and that starts fist time on a pull and runs beautifully
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Hi have a 500 efi 2008, have tried to pull start it and have never managed to start it as there is so much compression and kick back/ recoil, is that normal have 2000 sportsman and that starts fist time on a pull and runs beautifully
I didn't think any of the E.F.I machines had a pull starter, I know the 800 I had didn't and neither does the 850 I have now. Unless they just didn't use it on the bigger cc machines.
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this one is really hard to start with the rope but it works,
tried it one's just for a test and never touched it again
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Hi have a 500 efi 2008, have tried to pull start it and have never managed to start it as there is so much compression and kick back/ recoil, is that normal have 2000 sportsman and that starts fist time on a pull and runs beautifully
Is the battery dead? EFI won't start anyway with the battery dead...got no fuel pressure.
If it has at least SOME battery (enough to pump up fuel pressure), you have to stand on the foot peg, get the rope with both hands and roll the engine over to the compression stroke. Then one big full upward motion all the way straight up!
You're old 2000 probably doesn't have nearly as much compression as the 08.
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"I didn't think any of the E.F.I machines had a pull starter, I know the 800 I had didn't and neither does the 850 I have now. Unless they just didn't use it on the bigger cc machines."

2008 Polaris SPORTSMAN 500 HO EFI (A08MN50AF/AN/AQ/AR/AS/AT/AW/AX) Engine, Recoil Starter
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Yep, 08 500 EFI still had it. One of the last though.

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Yep, 08 EFI still had it. One of the last though.
Well I guess you learn something new everyday. lol
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"I didn't think any of the E.F.I machines had a pull starter, I know the 800 I had didn't and neither does the 850 I have now. Unless they just didn't use it on the bigger cc machines."

2008 Polaris SPORTSMAN 500 HO EFI (A08MN50AF/AN/AQ/AR/AS/AT/AW/AX) Engine, Recoil Starter
Lol...me and phil at super atv put together a recoil kit for the 800 a few years ago latebird. It works just fine but believe me an 800 is a handful to pull start! You better get up early and eat your Wheaties, get your game face on, stand on the running board with both feet, roll the engine over just past TDC on the compression stroke then haul off and pull for all you're worth with legs, back, arms and all in one big, fast, full pull.
In fact, I've got a boxed kit complete with all hardware and installation instructions on the shelf in the garage if anyone is interested. Just PM me and I'll make someone a real deal on it.
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