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  1. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Ill try to explain this and I'll take advice in which way to go. Battery is good and a new cdi box. When I turn the key it will try to crank but it won't. However, if I pull start it will crank. The key will not turn it off nor does the kill switch work. I do have lights. The only way I kill...
  2. ATV New Members
    Hello everyone! I just purchased my first quad. Used to be a 2-wheel guy, but made the switch. More practical for riding where I live. Anyhow, I just got a 2004 Sportsman 500 HO. However, I'm finding it a bit difficult to find a bolt-on steel tube brush guard and/or rear bumper for it...
  3. Polaris Sportsman
    Hey everyone, I have been having running issues with my 2004 Sportsman 500 HO. I start it, but it will only run for about 5 seconds then it dies. The only way I can get it to start back up again is to flip the kill switch off then on again, but it still only runs for a short amount of time. I'm...
  4. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Ok... this is killing me. I have a 2004 sportsman 500 ho. Ive had it since new and all of a sudden almost a year ago it stopped running. I had some maintenance to do to it so I thought nothing of it and ordered a slew of parts and began the maintenance. After getting it all together I turned...
  5. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello, New to the forum and Polaris. Bought an 04 500 Sportsman and love the ride. Filled up with a "fresh" tank of gas, engine started sputtering at high rpms (> 3500). Assumed this was bad gas. But then took off the air filter to replace it. The pre screen was black and opaque. I...
  6. ATV New Members
    2004 Sportsman 500 4x4 I have replaced the battery, the fuel system is good, turned the key and checked the breaker packs with key on and while cranking on and they are not getting hot so assume they are good. I have no way to test the CDI module, the regulator, the kill switch or the key...
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