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  1. What could cause front left wheel to lock up at speed? (99-500)

    Polaris Sportsman
    Last year I was at Hatfield McCoy and on Day 2 we were riding back on the road, about 4 miles to the cabin. I was having other unrelated issues that day with over heats etc. While driving down the road the left front left wheel locked up for about 30 feet, while at about 15-20 mph. I have a...
  2. Changing rims

    Polaris Sportsman
    I have a 98 and 99 and I did not have to do spacers, Just put on 12" 4/156 and 4+3. Keep in mind the older Sportsmans 10" rims were "Part of the suspension" so there will be a change that you might not be expecting. I changed one of mine to 12s in the rear and one not, I cannot really tell the...
  3. Help with 1999 sportsman 500 overheating

    Polaris Sportsman
    In my case I am 99.9% sure my issue is now the switch in the radiator that turns on the fan. It is not turning it on which allows the system to over heat. If the fan runs then it doesn't over heat. I will get to replacing it, but I have it working at this point if I want to use it.
  4. Help with 1999 sportsman 500 overheating

    Polaris Sportsman
    Yes, sort of. I replaced the entire cooling system. All the hoses, thermostat, radiator cap, fan switch, temp indicator switch and coolant. Also rebuilt waterpump with new impeller. All for no change. I ended up jumpering the fan to run all the time and that has fixed it. I am assuming...
  5. Help with 1999 sportsman 500 overheating

    Polaris Sportsman
    I use a camper hot water heater cleaner attachment to clean the radiator. its a skinny hose with a 90 turn at the end, works pretty good. I will re-clean. Fan switch seems to operate, but I can replace no issues. Thanks for the tip in the 20 amp circuit, I will look at that
  6. Help with 1999 sportsman 500 overheating

    Polaris Sportsman
    Yes I did the burping process for both the Engine Ice refills. I will 'burp' again a few more times and see if it improves.
  7. I have some work to do...

    Polaris Sportsman
    I dont know if you can tell from the pictures, but this is the aftermath of the ATV rolling over sideways 10+ times at a high rate of speed down a steep incline without a rider..... It is surprisingly little damage considering. I am actually really impressed by how tough this thing is. We...
  8. 98 Sportsman 500 won't turn over

    Polaris Sportsman
    I have a 98 and what has happened to me on multiple occasions where I cannot figure out WTF is wrong is this: Check the RED on/off/run switch. (Below the green start button) Make sure its set to ON or RUN. I know it seems simple but I have had mine not start for days until I noticed it was...
  9. having trouble with type and capacity of front "differential" 99- 500

    Polaris Sportsman
    I am trying to change all the fluids in my 99 sportsman, I have everything squared away except ONE piece. the front (what I call a differential) the thing that turns the wheels in 4wd, sits in the middle. Differential right? I found a couple Polaris docs that say front diff fluid "N/A" other...
  10. Easy question on Rear Transmission, 1999 Sportsman 500

    Polaris Sportsman
    I seemed to have mis-placed my manual. Can anyone tell me the capacity? or where to look to find it? Thanks
  11. wheel offset

    ATV Wheels & Tires
    I have read in a few places, although I cannot remember where, over the years regarding the reason for 10" rear wheels of this era bike. Keep in mind I have 2 of these era bikes currently, so I have been reading on them for years. The 10" rear rims with the 25" diameter tires was done due to...
  12. SuperATV bandit wheels

    ATV Wheels & Tires
    Those arent bad and save a few bucks over the ss212's. The Offset is different, which concerns me. These are a 4.5+2.5 where you typically see 4+3 for polaris replacements. I might consider these, extra $20 off if you sign up for their emails. $180 for 4 wheels, Lugnuts and valve stems aint bad.
  13. tires for a 2018 Ace 570?

    ATV Wheels & Tires
    Check out rocky mountain atv, they have CST Wild Thang on clearance, they look to be a good choice and on a budget. I am about to order a set for my 570 EPS
  14. OEM Air Filter Number???

    Polaris Sportsman 570
    ASSEMBLIES : 2015 ATV SPORTSMAN 570 EFI EPS - A15SEE57AA/AC/AJ 7080595 FILTER, AIR INTAKE 5811633 FILTER, PRECLEANER SLEEVE http://parts.polarisind.com/Browse/Browse.asp
  15. replacement wheel help (1999 500)

    Polaris Sportsman
    1998/99 500's are the 10" Looks like I need to stay with stock, they're available and not too too expensive
  16. Wheel / Tire Help - 570 EPS - 26"

    Polaris Sportsman 570
    Thanks guys. I have made my decision on these sizes. I am going to try out the CST Wild Thang tires, they are a good price at Rockymountainatv and look pretty nice.
  17. Wheel / Tire Help - 570 EPS - 26"

    Polaris Sportsman 570
    I have read a TON of posts which only muddies the waters for me, offsets, spacers upsizing, rubbing etc. I just decided to post the question I am triyng to answer and see what help I can get. I know someone knows the answer :) I am in the purchase process of a 570EPS. 2018 I want to update...
  18. replacement wheel help (1999 500)

    Polaris Sportsman
    Plenty of OEM rims, but I was hoping to save a few dollars... I mean this machine is 18-19 years old and I am just trying to get it looking nicer to use for a couple trips before I sell.
  19. replacement wheel help (1999 500)

    Polaris Sportsman
    I want to get new wheels and new tires to refresh this ride. I think I need: 10x8 - 3+5 Offset - 4/156 OEM Part # and Description is: 1520217-067 RIM,REAR,(8.5X10) I know for certain that 4/156 is correct, but I am not sure about offset. Tire size is 25x11-10. Anyone know more than me...
  20. 570 SP Hunter Edition - 6 months

    Polaris Sportsman 570
    Thanks to both you and the OP for the feedback. The Hunter edition fits a niche market. I think you are right in that the whole is less expensive than the sum of the parts. Dad has a 2012 550 XP Browning LE, and loves it. If I don't get the hunters 570, He will still have the nicer ride, so I...
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