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  1. Very hard to start? (cold start)

    Polaris Sportsman
    My 14 Sportsman 400 was very hard to start yesterday. I keep it in my garage, however my garage isn't heated. I was expecting it to be a little more difficult but not that bad. It was 12 deg f outside and probably 20 in the garage. So my question is what do some of you do when it gets cold...
  2. 05 400 Won't Idle until it warms up

    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...
  3. 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...
  4. No Spark 2008 500 touring efi

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi there. New to the site, loos like there is alot of good information here. I made a search for my problem but did not come up with anything. Sorry for this long msg, but figure the more information the better for you to understand. I am having a problem with my Sportsman 2008 Touring efi...
  5. sportsman 800 won't cold start

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 05 sportsman 800 efi with about 130 hours that does not cold start properly. The fuel pump runs and the engine turns over, but I must crank it for prolonged periods before it tries to start. When it does start it runs normally, and it will restart properly once the engine is warm. It...