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  1. Newbie from Florida checking in...

    ATV New Members
    Hey guys.. Newbie here checking in from Florida.. Just purchased a 2009 Sportsman 550 XP EPS Mossey Oak Camo w/ITP 28" Mayhems. Only 90 Hours and 300 Miles. Love it so far. I'm looking at purchasing a front and rear bumper and was looking at the Moose brand. I had read a lot of past reviews...
  2. Sportsman 550 Potential Parts Availability Issues Problems

    Polaris Sportsman
    With the 550 being replaced by the 570 and only being in production for 6 years will there be any problems getting replacement parts (primarily engine & drive train parts) at a reasonable cost in 5 to 10 years?
  3. 550 sportsman smoke

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Since my last big ride my sportsman had sat up a while and a couple of weeks ago I broke it out and did a little riding. I noticed that it would smoke a little until it got heated up. Then even once heated it would smoke when sitting idle. Never rode much more than an hour or 2 here and there...
  4. 2013 sportsman 550 eps touring overheating

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I've got 2013 550 eps sportsman touring and my machine keeps overheating. I will drive it for quite a while and then the temperature light comes on, sometimes the fan comes on other times it doesn't. I clean my radiator after every trip. My machine only has 350 miles on it, what could this be...
  5. 2011 Sportsman 550 Lift kit decision. Help?

    Polaris Sportsman
    I have a 2011 sportsman 550 and I'm trying to decide on which lift to get. I already have rhino axles all the way around the bike. The high lifter signature series 3 inch lift is like $499 but requires new axle bars or gorilla axles. The catvos 3" 2.5" extended lift is $599 but the guy said that...
  6. Looking at a 2010 XP 550 with a plow and winch needing input on the model

    ATV Purchasing and Price
    Hey Guys, So i came across a 2010 xp550 with the efi it has under 300 miles on it 1 owner.. with a 2500 # super winch and a 50" cycle country plow. I was hoping to get some input on this particular model and what to look out for to see if the owner beat the heck out of it or not. I've also...
  7. Throttle Cable Replacement

    Polaris XP
    Hey guys, long story short my winch control box got bent over and pulled on the throttle cable which broke the little plastic boot that goes into the control box. I have the cable on order but was wondering how hard it is to replace the cable on one of these machines. I figured I would just...
  8. 550xp Big Bore

    Polaris XP
    Anyone heard anything else on a polaris 550xp big bore kit?? I heard multiple rumors about it but haven't heard anything in a while.
  9. New Rider - Why has my Instrument Cluster Turned Red in Illumination

    Polaris Sportsman
    I have a new 2012 Sportsman 550. Currently has 7 hours on it. It's been 15 years since I enjoyed riding an atv. Took it out on a good ride only once so far and on short 5 - 15 minute rides around the neighborhood. I keep it garaged and toyed with it today for a little bit. Tonight I started...
  10. sportsman 550 touring

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey everybody. Brand new to the forum and to ATV's. I'm looking to buy my first one here pretty soon and was looking at the sportsman 550 touring with EPS. I was just wondering what everyones opinions of them are and if that front box is removable and is there a rack underneath it? also how is...
  11. Out the Door Price ?

    ATV Purchasing and Price
    I'd be curious as to what folks end up paying out the door for new machines. I am probably going to pick up a 550 EFI this week. I have been frustrated by dealers never giving a straight answer on what the out-the-door price is. I am in michigan with 6% sales tax. It seems like they bury more...
  12. ?? Sportsman Forest 2011 Question

    ATV General Discussion
    Can anyone tell me what the differences are on the Sportsman "Forest" model for 2011? I can find hardly anything about it on the internet. I found the manual on the Polaris website, but it does not list any differences from the regular sportsman model that year. I can not find a brochure or any...
  13. 550 sportsman EFI tires & wheels

    ATV Wheels & Tires
    I have a stock 2011 550 Sportsman EFI I am looking to put on some bigger tires. Not sure if I want to put them on stock rims or not. Any recommendations on sizes:question:? I spend a lot of time in the mud. Could potentially add a 2" lift soon.
  14. 2012 XP 550 4x4 Polaris ATV oil

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi, I need some help. I bought my 1st ATV in the title above this summer. My oil light is on and I simply need to find out what kind of oil to put in.
  15. Lubrication - Steering Column

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Is there a way to lubricate the steering column on a 2011 Polaris Sportsman XP 550? My steering has become pretty stiff @ 60 hours. Was thinking there might be a Zerk Fitting somewhere for the column, but can't find one. Thanks, Chris Dunn
  16. XP clutch kits

    Polaris XP
    first i would like to know where i could actually buy the quad shop customs clutch kits and second i was wondering if i should go with an actually clutch kit or just get the SLD kit i have stock tires on now will be going up to 27 inch tires soon 2010 polaris 550 xp Big Gun Exhaust Getting...
  17. polaris 550 xp clutch

    ATV Performance Modifications
    first i would like to know where i could actually buy the quad shop customs clutch kits and second i was wondering if i should go with an actually clutch kit or just get the SLD kit i have stock tires on now will be going up to 27 inch tires soon 2010 polaris 550 xp Big Gun Exhaust Getting...
  18. tire choice 550xp

    ATV Wheels & Tires
    i have a 2010 polaris 550 xp and i was wondering what would be a good tire choice i have narrowed it down to either STI Mud Trax, STI Black Diamond, or Interco Swamp lites unfortunately i can't find them in the stock tire size so i have to go with 27x9 on the front and 27x11 on the rear...my...
  19. Handguards in blue?

    ATV General Discussion
    I'm going to be buying the Sportsman 550 LE EPS in Blue Fire next month. Does anyone make handguards in that shade of blue? If no one makes it in a near match, I'll probably go with black when I decide to start accessorizing. I see PowerMadd has a blue, but it looks more purple than blue...
  20. Pics of 2012 Sportsman 550 in Blue Fire or Sunset Red?

    Polaris Sportsman
    I'm looking to buy the Sportsman 550 EFI EPS next month, and I'm torn between spending the extra $600 for the Blue Fire LE or going with the Sunset Red. I've seen a few pics on Google, and the stock pics on Polaris' website, but I'd like to see if anyone has any good real-life pics of either of...
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