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  1. Sportsman 570 belt swap by hand

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey all. The Sportsman 570 base models come with a secondary clutch that hasn no threaded hole or pry hole to release the clutch spring. I Googled and searched Youtube, but only found info on how to remove the primary clutch in order to swap the drive belt. So, I'm sharing my video of how to...
  2. Problems after belt change?--HELP

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey all im new to the forum and decided to make an account because i can not figure out what the issue is with my quad, and sick of the dealer giving me problems. I own a 2009 Sportsman 500 H.O....about 2 months ago while I was riding, the belt snapped on me mid trail. I have another 09...
  3. 2006 Sportsman X2 - It acts weird... Advice?

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey all, I bought a new to me bike last week - a 2006 Sportsman 800 X2. It has 26-inch tires on the front and back. Went for a nice trip in Southern Alberta last weekend and everything worked fine (light snow, mud / rocks). When we got home, I washed it down. Took a ton of mud and rock off the...
  4. Belt change Sportsman 400?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    How do you change the belt on a 2014 Sportsman 400? Do you pull up in it and roll the secondary until it works off, or do you use the tool to open up the secondary? I'm asking because I'm about to install a clutch kit I ordered from RVS and knows I will need to remove the belt and put it back...
  5. Secondary (Driven) Clutch problem/slipping Belt

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    new to the forums, if there's already a post on this please direct me there. I have a 2005 sportsman 400. went to start it up for the first time this season and heard something wrong in the clutch housing. pulled the cover off expecting the belt to be bad but it was in perfect shape, just...
  6. Hole in Drive Belt Cover

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Does any have a solution for patching holes worn into the drive belt cover. The holes are on the top and bottom caused by rubbing of the main clutch. I'm thinking about flexing the plastic out with a heat gun and patching it with thin sheet metal, bent to shape, and with small bolts. Then...
  7. 2010 Sportsman 850 Belt Question

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a stock 2010 850 (72 HP). I have Black Diamond 28's on it. The stock belt worked fine until I sunk it and got it wet. I drained it and dried it out. At this point I want to replace it. I will NOT be changing the clutching, or doing anything else. My question is this: Stock OEM...
  8. Help - Clutch issue?

    Polaris Sportsman
    First Post... Hi all - just purchased my first Polaris (2002 Sportsman 400). It's used of course so i don't know much history about it... I've been riding it around in some tough terrain since i picked it up two weeks ago... the other night, while climbing a hill from the power lines back...
  9. Is it time for a new belt? Stays in lo gear in both hi and lo

    Polaris XP
    We rode this weekend and I had an issue I will explain, but the ride before that, I noticed that when I put my machine in reverse, it kind of grabbed and went without giving it any throttle. It's also seemed hard to shift. Probably two different issues. After we rode for a while, it wasn't...
  10. Sportsman 500 Belt

    ATV General Discussion
    So I was riding in some deeper snow, and was getting stuck more often than usual. I switched from reverse to forward a few times,,,,the finally "pop"!! I was reving with no movement (Belt slipped off) Winched it back to truck,,,next day I removed the belt,,,it was off, and looking pretty warn...
  11. Clutch Kit on a 400?

    ATV Performance Modifications
    Im thinking of ways to get a little more umph out of my wheeler, She's an 05 400 and does about 45 top speed, which is not bad for the size but it would be cool to get a little more power out of her. I figured that the easiest/cheapest/quickest way would be to get a clutch kit. Anyone have a...
  12. Acceleration from standstill

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey Guys. I'm pretty new to this Forum, never posted any threads yet but frequently visit to figure out issues on my atv. I have a 2011 Sportman 850XP EPS with 80hrs on it and my issue is when I start to accelerate from a standstill, it almost feels like the back wheels spin. Its hard to explain...
  13. Do 500 Belts Break or Slip When Failing?

    Polaris Sportsman
    Do Sportsman belts typically break or start slipping when they're beginning to fail? Or could it be either? I just got a great deal on an '08 Sportsman 500 HO EFI with about 1300 miles on it. Haven't even take it out for a long ride yet. Should I replace the belt? Inspect the belt? Can I...
  14. Belt Keeps slipping

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    ok, i have a 2012 500 sportsman. has about 50 hrs on it. over the weekend it decided to start slipping ( belt ) had just picked it up from the dealer that did a full service.. either way, i put a new belt on and it was better but not good. than we cleaned a black glaze off the pulleys and put...
  15. Uh oh

    ATV General Discussion
    Took my new polaris 500 ho out last night and got stuck. Now my quad doesn't get going till around 5000rpm and doesn't go faster than 30. I think it's my drive belt. I took the plastic cover off we're the belt is and a black watery liquid came out, looks like water and like a rubbery dust in it...
  16. 1995 Polaris Sportsman, Engine Mount Replacment Guidance?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello All, I was wondering if anybody could guide me in the right direction to replacing the engine mounts. It's on a 95 Sportsman 400 4x4. I'm replacing the rear one. I have removed the brush shield exposing the mounts. I got the bottom bolt where the actual mount bolts to the frame off. Now...
  17. 850xp clutch dragging

    Polaris XP
    hi i have a problem with my 850 (2011, 980 kms), it seems like the clutch is not fully disengaging. when i come to a stop it is hard to shift and when i put it in neutral the belt starts spinning. if i let it sit for 30-60 seconds in neutral it stops and shifts fine but as soon as i move again...
  18. New to forum

    ATV New Members
    Hi I have a 2012 Sportman 400 HO I love this forum thank god i found it. My belt makes a loud noise when i coast down hills is this normal?
  19. Drive belt in transmission keeps breaking

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 97 Xplorer 400L and the drive belt keeps ripping. Im going on my 2nd replacement in two weeks. I just adjusted the idle to a lower rpm, I'm going to reseal the outer seal on the transmission case, and then get a high performance belt. I noticed belt marks inside the case. Could that...
  20. Will not run full speed

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Since you guys have been so helpful in fixing my last few problems.... 1996 sportsman 500 I changed my belt last fall and thought I had fixed my problem. It started right up today and runs good, idles fine,but I do not have much power. In fact i feel i could be passed by a turtle. The carb...
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