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  1. predator power problems

    Polaris Predator
    I picked up a 2003 predator about a week ago, it was a little rugged but seemed to run alright. So i take it for a test ride, i'm not beating it or anything, it seems good so i take it. later when i get home i ride it again and i notice when i try to ride it hard it doesn't have much power...
  2. 2000 Sportsman 500 has motor knock, anyone know the sound? **video attached**

    Polaris Sportsman
    I have a sportsman 500 that I have a few questions about, it has 471 hours but Im unsure of the miles because the speedo does not work. The AWD does work though? what would cause the speedo not to work? also, the front right hub randomly locks into assisting in drive, even with the AWD is off...
  3. 2012 Sportsman Transmission Low Pops Out

    Polaris Sportsman
    Please help, I have a 2012 Sportsman 500 HO Touring, a few months ago it started making a loud turbo sound out of the snorkels in low gear. Recently it started popping out of gear, it goes into gear smoothly but under a little bit of throttle it disengages. The output gear 91T was loose...
  4. another 4 wheel drive question

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    ok i've been dealing with this since i've bought the quad, but recently it has been getting worse, it's a 2000 scrambler 500 H.O. 4x4 99% of the time when I first start the quad and turn the AWD on it works perfectly both front wheels lock in and spin. However sometimes when shifting from...
  5. 2005 Sportsman 500 HO Sputtering at 3500 rpm?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 2005 Sportsman 500 HO that has begun sputtering at around 3500 rpm only. It sputters like a rev limiter at 3500 Accelerating or decellerating. I have a spare parts bike and have swapped both modules rebuilt the carb, changed the plug and run 10 gallons of fresh gas through it. Any ideas...
  6. OEM Starter vs. eBay; Huge Price Difference...WHY?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 2008 Sportsman 500 EFI Touring. Last weekend I go out to start it and all I get is click click click. Battery is putting out nearly 14 volts. Voltage regulator is newish, and I think working fine. I have determined it is the starter. I will pull it to bench test, but even banging...
  7. 2012 Sportsman 500 ho idle issue

    Polaris Sportsman
    hey everyone...... im brand new to this forum, and first time trying a forum for help.. so i have a '12 sportsman 500 that i bought brand new in 2013. it only has 195 miles on it due to many time consuming job related issues that keep me away from home. well i just had the wheeler in storage for...
  8. Handyman Special

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    HI All, As mentioned in the new member post I bought a used 2006 sportsman 500 EFI. Bought it knowing of issues it had but the price was right so I figured why not. Last time I worked on a machine was a 98 xplorer 2 stroke. so I have a few questions, my thoughts and followup. Anything you can...
  9. 06 outlaw 500 jetting problems

    Polaris Outlaw
    Hey everyone I'm a new member to this site. I've been using these forums for a while now and I've been trying to figure out why I can't get my outlaw to run nicely since I put a pipe and intake and jets in. I ordered the HMF borich slip on with a foam umi clamp on filter and HMF jet kit and...
  10. 96 sportsman 500 won't start or run in neutral

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 96 sportsman 500 that was running fine yesterday till I hit a mud hole and it died. I got it cleaned up and running now but it will only start if it's in gear and dies if I shift to neutral. Any ideas?
  11. 2000 Polaris 500 trouble starting after I shut it off

    Polaris Sportsman
    The first time I start my 2000 sportsman 500 during the day it cranks right over and runs like a champ. If I shut it off and go to crank it back up it just keeps turning over but won't start. It just started doing this yesterday and I have already rebuilt the carb, fuel lines, fuel filter, new...
  12. 06 Sportsman 500 H.O Sputter

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey guys, I my fourhweeler just started spitting/sputtering/and back firing out of nowhere. When I first crank it sometimes it does not want to crank but when it does it runs fine for about 15 minutes then starts acting up, it acts like its not getting fuel. When i turn it off and then crank it...
  13. 2012 Polaris Sportsman H.O

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hello Everyone, New here.. Got a quick question to those out there who know more, about these type of quads. I got a 2012 polaris sportsman h.o.. just reached my 1000km on my speedometer yesterday. Anyway's.. I went out mudding, Tryed to cross a small creek. I got stuck in about a foot of mud, I...
  14. 1996 Sportsman 500 Exhaust

    Polaris Sportsman
    Was looking to put on a new exhaust on my sportsman, and was looking for some suggestions. Should i get a full exhaust or just a slip on? and some suggestions on what to get also, stock exhaust just doesn't do it for me anymore. Thanks, Travis
  15. problem with awd on 02 sportsman 500

    ATV General Discussion
    On my 02 sportsman the awd wouldn't work. Nothing on my pod did, so I reground the factory grounds and everything worked great.... for a few days. It started grounding the motor out and won't run with it grounded. Any suggestions on how to get my pod and awd working again?
  16. What years will interchange plastic wise with a 2002 polaris sportsman 500?

    Polaris Sportsman
    I have a 2002 sportsman 500 I bought that needs new plastics. Any idea on what all years and sizes will fit? I am looking a a 03 700 that I have heard both ways on if it will fit or not.
  17. 500 sportsman erratic starting

    ATV New Members
    Hey guys I have a Sportsman 500, think it is 1999 model. This ATV has been on the farm for quite sometime with Zero problems other than changing the battery. It is getting real hard to start. I check for fire on plug while using starter switch and I have none. I pull the starter rope a couple of...
  18. 05 500 predator won't start, electrical

    Polaris Predator
    I have a 2005 predator and it all of a sudden won't start. I can push/pull start it but my starter solenoid keeps clicking. I put a new solenoid in it and it still keeps clicking. Once in a great while it will barely turn over. HELP????
  19. Should i trade my 2013 Sportsman 500 for a 570?

    ATV Purchasing and Price
    I'm thinking of trading my 2013 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO for a 2014 or 2015 Sportsman 570. Is there anything I would or wouldn't like about it compared to my 500.
  20. Sportsman 500 Stator Test

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    After sitting for a little while, I figured out my Sportsman 500 is not charging. I then figured out the pull start was full of water. I drained it and removed the pull start figuring I'd have to clean it all up. On another thread somebody posted the page from the manual about testing the...
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