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  1. 2016 Sportsman 850 SP Starting issue

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey everyone, Thanks for your help and suggestions in advance. I'm having problems with my rig. When I connect a voltage meter to the battery it reads 14.5 but when I start it, the engine doesnt turn over but the starter clicks. The display reads LO 10.6. I put the meter to the battery and it...
  2. 04 sportsman 700 twin carb horrific drain?

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey guys, any help would be great....a little background. My neighbor lady, told me to come over to her barn she had something for me. Turns out it was her and her husbands (he passed about 2 years ago) atv. Now I have only ever owned a honda atv so I am a Polaris newbie. its a 2004 (built in...
  3. ACE 570, no start, clicking

    Polaris ACE
    2017 ACE 570. After riding a few hours, it would not start. Removed battery and jumpered it with other atv and it still only clicks from solenoid relay, dash display normal at 13.5 volts. So removed and brushed all terminals and lugs relay and frame ground and di-electric grease on all...
  4. Battery put in backwards

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    The battery for my 2004 polaris sportsman 500 HO was recently put in backwards and began smoking when the key was turned. I have switched the battery and put wiring back to make sure it is correct. I then turned the key and found that I still have power to the machine and it does crank. The...
  5. 03 Polaris Sportsman 700 killing batteries

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    G'day ladies and gentlemen, If you were to hear that a 2003 Polaris Sportsman 700 was killing brand new batteries... What steps would you take to figure out the problem. I have researched enough to come to the conclusion that it may be a Voltage Regulator, but I want to be sure by running it...
  6. 1997 Xplorer 500 battery hooked up incorrectly

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Starting off this atv has not been ran for about a year. Went to try and electric start and just had the sound of a week battery, tried charging...battery would not take a charge. tried jumping....would not jump. So decided to replace battery. Bought a new battery and put it in the same way I...
  7. Stock Polaris battery Leakage?

    Polaris Sportsman 570
    Ok, take it easy on me, I'm an Automotive Tech with zero Quad/Bike experience until I bought a new 14 570. I use a maintainer on and off, NOT Continually. Every time I put the charger on, it flashed full. I have not been on the quad much this summer. One ride in the spring and ran it a cpl times...
  8. Overcharge killing new batteries??

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Good after-morning folks! I am certain that others have experienced this before, however it is certainly a first for me. I am cruising a 2003 Polaris Sportsman 700 V-Twin 4x4. I purchased a new battery for my quad as it wouldn't hold a charge, (got it tested and it had dead cells). Shortly...
  9. Polaris Sportsman electric system.

    ATV New Members
    Hello! I am new boy in town. I am from Latvia, Europe. I own 2004 Polaris Sportsman 700. Last month i worked in forest and an accident happened. I felled tree on my quad. It is damaged pretty badly. I have already bought new lamp, front plastics, full wiring harness and other parts. I have...
  10. Does this video look right?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    My last ride the battery light came on as well as the needle started flashing when headlights were on and the fan was on. I went ahead and replaced the battery with a NAPA Legend AGM battery, and now I just want to make sure all is good. Next month my son and I are going to trail fest and I...
  11. Battery upgrade for accessories sportsman 570

    ATV Visual & Body Modifications
    Hi, I am looking for some advise on batteries. I have a 2015 sportsman 570 w/ESP. Ive had the machine for a few months now and love it. I installed a marine grade stereo with handlebar controller, as well as some additional lights. Two PIAA 55w headlamps on the front bumper and one Generic 50w...
  12. 2003 Predator 500 sparking when ground is connected

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello, I am new to the forum. Lots of experts on this forum! I have had my 2003 Predator 500 for about 5 years w/o any problems besides the regular maintenance. Last year I had a cheap Batteries Plus brand battery that left me stranded twice on the trail. I replaced it with a YUASA YTX9-BS...
  13. 07 sportsman 500 ho EFI battery not charging!

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi, I am new to the forum and I know this topic has been discussed to death as I have been researching it for the last few weeks. Just hoping to get some direct help as I have reached a kind of grey area in my repairs. The last ride this bike was on was about a year ago when the battery stopped...
  14. 93 350L 4x4 grinding sound

    Polaris Trail Boss
    So I bought a 93 Trail Boss 350L 4x4 the other day. Always wanted some sort of ATV, and a deal came around. He was selling a 7x10 flatbed trailer and we mentioned the ATV in passing. We got both for $700. Here's the story of the ATV: the guy we bought it from picked it up from someone that...
  15. Questions - 2015 Sportsman 570

    Polaris Sportsman 570
    Hey all, new to the forum, longtime Polaris owner. I've read through a bunch of the threads on lighting but I have a few specific questions. I just bought, over the weekend, a 2015 Sportsman 570 EPS, and so far so good! I am having a hard time finding some of the accessories for it as it is...
  16. 05 Sporty 400 Stator--Again

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    So my 2005 Sportsman 400 ate it's second stator so far in the time that I have owned it. Battery light started blinking on me and slowly got worse and worse until it would blink at idle. Checked the three charging legs with a multi-meter and all 3 had continuity to ground. Anyone know if these...
  17. 2005 Sportsman 500 - Electrical Issue

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey guys, I am a new member and just happened to find this website today!! The problem I am having with my ATV is this - When I turn the key nothing lights up, the battery is fully charged. The battery has some history of needing a good charge from time to time, but I only ride it about one...
  18. Battery?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Just ondering everbody's opinion on a good replacement battery or purchase the polaris brand battery? - something that lasts long and performs well in cooler tempetures and cost effective. Thanks
  19. 94 Trail Boss - Battery recommendation?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Any recommendations on brand / model of battery for a 1994 Trail Boss? I had a Bike Master battery for about a year and it won't hold a charge, now. In reading the sticky thread about battery maintenance in this section of the forum, it's obvious I wasn't maintaining it properly. I'm not opposed...
  20. New battery help

    Polaris XP
    I put the polaris heated grips on back in December and now I just ordered a light bar. What kind of battery should I get to avoid any problems now that I will be running those accessories.