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  1. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Can someone with some knowledge give me a hand. I have had issues with my machine running terribly for some time. Last time i took it out it was running very rich. I took the carb out and got the dealership to rebuild it with a rebuild kit. My only questions now is I noticed the i can only pull...
  2. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    My Choke cable is sticking in the Carb what could be causing this? 2001 Sportsman 500 H.O.
  3. ATV New Members
    I just bought a 2002 Trailblazer and like it as far as simpleness to ride. Main issue is 1st. the choke does nothing to it when running. I checked the cable and it is in tact and working. Is there some sort of way to adjust it. I see some people say 1/8" play? what does that mean? Currently is...
  4. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey guys, Slight problem on my 04 500, It seems like it wont idle at all unless the engine is warm. And its very hard to start. Normally always have to use the pull start to spin the engine fast enough to get it running. (could be another problem with my starter) Any who, it does it at all...
  5. Polaris Sportsman
    Hello All, I bought a 2008 Sportsman 500 H.O. back in 2010. I have had little issues with it since I left for college later that year. Some electrical issues with the winch, bent rim, blown tires,missing plastic retainers. The winch has been replaced since with a Harbor Freight special...
  6. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    As many others have written about, I had accelerator 'lag', a 'bog down' condition when trying to accelerate, as well as the constant 'dripping' through the bowl overflow (apparently a common problem for the overly complex Mikuni carb). This combined with poor/rough idle and irregular 'steady...
  7. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello everyone... New to the forum, but have had this ATV since it was new. The bike sat for a couple years and fell victim to the ethanol in the gas. The throttle valve and shaft were completely locked up and nothing would free them. I bought a replacement carb for it and installed it along...
  8. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    My 2005 Sportsman 500 will start and idle fine. But then when the throttle is applied, and held, it immediately chokes and dies. If I just tap the throttle, it revs then returns to idle. Only when I hold the throttle, even just barely, it dies. I used some gas line antifreeze, but it didn't...
  9. Polaris Sportsman
    Ok here is how this became...i was riding the trails behind my place( on a 2011 500 h.o. carb) and my quad dies on me ,was not hot had just let it cool before my return back home. I tried to start it and nothing. then i tried pushing the gass while starting it ...it fired up and then died, when...
  10. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello, I really could use some help! I am trying to remove a mikuni BST carburetor from a sportsman 400. I am not able to get the choke cable off of the carb. There is no clearance to get a wrench on the fitting. I even tried to use a fuel line wrench, but there is not enough room for it to...
  11. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 2005 Sportsman 400 that has sat up for about a year, in a shipping container. It ran fine before it was neglected. Now it won't start or idle without the choke engaged. Also, it will not rev up at all, it just "misses" and dies if I try to rev it up. It has ~115 hours on it and has had...
  12. Polaris Sportsman
    Yes I am new the forum and I would be happy to get input or opinions from all. I have a 2002 Sportsman X 500. The thing seems to be very cold blooded and I have to warm it up for quite some time in order for it to idle without quitting. Once warmed up for about 5-7 minutes all is good. Any ideas...
  13. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have something on the center pod behind the headlight, opposite side of the key that is broken off.... My ATV idles fine when it is warm weather, but anything under 60 degrees causes it to cut off as soon as I let off of the throttle... I THINK that this may be the choke?? Anyone know...
  14. ATV New Members
    Hello, Need help solving a starting problem. Machine cranks over fine, just won't start. Lookinf for information on the carb & choke system. Believe choke is a open/close valve type instead of a flap style. Possible issue with the choke opening/closing. Machine has been in for service...
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