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  1. Stator backer plate replacement

    ATV General Discussion
    How hard is it to replace a stator backer plate on a 2002 sportsman 700? Will I need new seals? I just need the bendix bushing but I’d it better to replace the backer plate?
  2. 2002 Polaris Sportsman 700 Starter Rattling Noise

    ATV General Discussion
    When I go to start my Sportsman it will make a rattle noise in the starter.. I took off the flywheel cover and I noticed the Starter Bendix/Gear Reduction was loose, but everything looks good. The washer on the Gear Reduction is good. Please help.. Thanks in advance.
  3. Polaris 2005 Bendix Removal

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi, I'm trying to remove the bendix off of my atv, and I've watched all the videos, however, i dont think the setup of the bendix on my atv is the same as all the others... ive tried and tried to get that bendix out and it wont come.. its more of a snug fit than the other ones on the videos...
  4. Greasing Bendix Shafts and flywheel/starter gears and minor issues with both

    ATV Oil, Lubrication & Filter
    I have a question for anyone who serviced ATV's specifically the side where the pull starter (on older models) and/or the starter system in general (all models). I have a 2006 Polaris 450 and I go through a starter about once a year. I was told by the local dealer that starters should have a...
  5. bendix installation

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I'm new here and looking for answers. I have a 2005 Sportsman 800 and it recently stopped cranking. It happened after a day of riding. The starter had a real slow and sluggish turnover. I ordered a new starter and bendix. I was wondering if it was possible to install the new bendix without...
  6. Starter spins, doesn't start

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    So I've got a '05 500 Sportsman, and since the temps have started cooling off, the electric starter won't work. It sounds like it spins freely, but doesn't engage the flywheel. I can pull start it, and once it's warmed up, the starter will work. I'm at a loss. I thought maybe the battery was too...
  7. 03 sportsman 700 bendix

    ATV New Members
    Does the starter bendix have a thrust washer on the rear in addition to the front? I could have sworn that i saw one when i removed the bendix. I kinda lost track when i realized that i had used too much hammer persuation on the flywheel and the magnets were no longer permanent :) The ring...
  8. Starter won't engage

    Polaris Magnum
    HELP! I bought this 2000 Magnum 500 that won't start. Was ridden in water, and everything rotating was stuck. I've cleaned everything up, and crankshaft rotates, no water in cc. Replaced the starter solenoid, battery, starter bendix, and it still won't turn over (with the electric starter)...
  9. Secrets to install Starter motor/Drive 1999 Scrambler 400 4X4

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Secrets of Starter Motor and Drive Replacement for 1999 Polaris Scrambler 400 4 X 4 1. Yes you must access both sides of the starter to remove it. Remove clutch covers on left side of machine and covers and pull starter cover on right side of machine. 2. There are two bolts on the clutch pulley...
  10. Noisy Bendix while riding

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 2006 sportsman 500. While riding it i get a constant clicking noise coming from the right side. so I change the bendix and the noise went away then came back after half an hour. Has anyone else had this problem before. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
  11. trail boss 330 starting problems

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I recently bought a 2003 trail boss 330. It runs fine after it warms up, but there are a couple issues when trying to start it. When I turn the key I just hear a click. When I try to start it with the pull cord, it takes a few pulls to get it started. The pull cord seems not to catch every...
  12. 2001 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO wont start

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 2001 Sportsman 500 HO and it wont start. I have purchased a new bendix for the starter and it gets mechanically stuck in the flywheel after one attempt to start. If I remove the bendix, the starter gear turns freely. Not sure what to do next. The flywheel does turn.
  13. Starter Not Engaging Flywheel On '03 Trailblazer 250

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    A while back the starter died on my Trailblazer so i put in a new one and when I went to start it all i heard was the starter spinning. I pulled the cover off the motor and turns out the bendix is spinning but isnt extending out to engage the flywheel. I know nothing about how the bendix works...