Polaris ATV Forum banner

Search results

1-20 of 80 Results
Advanced Search
  1. 500 vs 800

    ATV General Discussion
    You'll notice a difference for sure. I'm on my second season now and I can't keep up with the bigger bikes. If we're hitting drifts, climbing hills, slow trails it isn't as noticeable..if we're doing anything above twenty km/h it becomes very noticeable. I find that the 500 just doesn't have...
  2. Custom made Sportsman 800 from Russia

    ATV General Discussion
    Awesome work Dmitry, it was a fantastic read.
  3. Tracks

    ATV Performance Modifications
    As far as I can tell it's because of the Polaris AWD system. If you had equal drive gears in the front and rear it would take a lot more track spin to engage your AWD. Chances are that by the time it does engage you'll be rolling so fast in the rear that you might damage something up front. As...
  4. Modified Stock Muffler 12' Sportsman 500 HO

    ATV Performance Modifications
    I haven't had any problems since, in fact I did it to help with a heat problem which was burning donuts and melting plastics. It still runs hot but it doesn't melt anything. All I did was relocate the original outlet to the back, it flows better but isn't too loud.
  5. Modified Stock Muffler 12' Sportsman 500 HO

    ATV Performance Modifications
    Not a baffle removed, best I could do with my cell phone
  6. Modified Stock Muffler 12' Sportsman 500 HO

    ATV Performance Modifications
    Here's what I just did. I didn't want anything that was too loud but wanted to benefit from a little better flow and slightly louder. I cut the old exit off, drilled a hole in the end and welded the old exit on the end. It sounds better at idle but isn't too loud at WOT. I was in a hurry to hear...
  7. belt slipping

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    X2....A tight belt at idle, or both clutches turning at idle is a BAD thing. It sounds to me like your fine.
  8. Overheating/overflowing/runing rough-Need help to fig out.

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have seen headgaskets go one some old euro cars go, the only indication was excess pressure in the cooling system. Some of the compression was leaking but the gasket hadn't yet deteriorated to the point where the cylinder would take in some coolant. If you let it sit and idle, do you see any...
  9. 07 SP800 Deluxe Weird AWD Issue, Intermittent

    Polaris Sportsman
    If you were to apply friction to a tire, or try and keep it from spinning, will it stop?
  10. 07 SP800 Deluxe Weird AWD Issue, Intermittent

    Polaris Sportsman
    When the fronts are spinning in 2wd is the front diff fully engaged?
  11. what a storm!

    ATV General Discussion
    In which direction? I'm still trying to fix a lean issue with mine but couldn't help myself, the drifts along the fence line were just massive. I learnt something the hard way tonight, tracks work better if you idle up those drifts...head on like at WOT throttle giggling like a 3yr old only...
  12. 07 SP800 Deluxe Weird AWD Issue, Intermittent

    Polaris Sportsman
    I'd start with changing the fluid. I recently had problems with an intermittent engagement, I assumed that it was the sprague cage and ordered the one from superatv, in the end all I needed to do was change the fluid.
  13. 03 700 sportsman glowing red exhaust

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I just went through the painful experience of trying to diagnose this in my own atv. Mine is efi however some of what I've done might help you. Check the fuel pump pressure Check the fuel filter Do you run fuel with ethanol? empty/clean fuel tank and carburator or run an additive such as...
  14. First time with the plow

    ATV General Discussion
    Now you just need to try it with a set of tracks! It's ridiculous! I can drop the plow in the middle of a field and just keep going :)
  15. Cherry red exhaust on 08 500 efi

    Polaris Sportsman
    What did you do to open it up?
  16. Cherry red exhaust on 08 500 efi

    Polaris Sportsman
    I was just looking at that! I think I'll go with the wrap for now since I can get that done fairly quickly while the snow is here and explore the ceramic coating this spring.
  17. Cherry red exhaust on 08 500 efi

    Polaris Sportsman
    That's kinda the direction I'm leaning towards, at least a fuel controller, maybe a larger exhaust to get rid of the heat quicker...I don't want an obnoxious noise though.
  18. Cherry red exhaust on 08 500 efi

    Polaris Sportsman
    The dealer didn't find any issues with my atv. He said it's running normal, this model runs hot, plastics can melt and running tracks will make it worse. So I guess I can wrap the exhaust, or I wonder if a fuel controller would help.
  19. Cherry red exhaust on 08 500 efi

    Polaris Sportsman
    So, I submitted and dropped it off yesterday. I explained to the dealer what was going on and his response was that it's normal for the exhausts to run hot on these :silvia: They are going to check it all out for me but it didn't seem like he thought they would find much wrong with it. I don't...
  20. Vip-air atv windshield

    ATV General Discussion
    Same here, mine is pearl white and still looks brand new.
1-20 of 80 Results
Top