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  1. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Having problems with my polaris sportsman 500. Nothing works, when I turn the ignition key, the speedometer dosent work, not a sound anywhere its completely dead. It stood outside for some time and about a year ago it completely died. We got it draged into an garage, and I tried working on it as...
  2. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi all, I am new to the forums and would first like to say hello. I have combed through these for my same problem and although i have seen them, the fixes the askers have found all do not work for me. It started out with this 94 big boss having to have a ritual of pressing the electrical...
  3. Polaris Sportsman
    I've had this Sportsman for around 5 years and love it but the person before me made a lot of electrical modifications. Of course, the speedo didn't work but they did the bypass to get AWD to still function. I decided to cave in and bought a new speedometer and speed sensor - which I hooked up...
  4. ATV General Discussion
    Last year, while working on the carb and trying to jump an 04 Sportsman 500, my father ran into some electrical issues. Quad started going haywire and turning over itself. Took the key out, still kept cranking over. Turned the kill switch on the handle bars off, still kept cranking over. The...
  5. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi hope someone can help, working on a 2015 polaris sportsman 850sp. When i got it needed a trans which i replaced no problem bike ran fine. New trans in and bike wont start has a bad crank position sensor that is on order. Now since i got it the check engine light has been on and i was trying...
  6. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I'm working on a 1986 polaris trail boss 250 and cannot get a spark to the spark plug. I have replaced the ignition coil, CDI, spark plug, stator, voltage regulator, reverse speed limiter, and every cable. I was reading through the service manual and the test of the stator said, "check between...
  7. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    HI. I am hoping someone could give me an idea where to start with this. I have a 2006 sportsman 500 ho fuel injected. Thought the battery was dead but turned out to be the starter. This is where my problem started. I tapped on the starter while turning it over, it started to crank very...
  8. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi, my son has an '05 Phoenix (200), we had a problem mid summer with backfiring and idle issues which disappeared when we turned the headlight on. Assumed there was therefore an issue with the voltage regular. Replaced the regulator and it ran great (without the headlight on ;) ) for about a...
  9. Polaris Predator
    I have a Polaris Predator 500 with electrical wiring altered by the former owner, I was with him in service and has all right, the problem is that it stops at random, after 15, 20 km and after the first stop stops more often, especially it stops when the lights turn on. I thought it may be due...
  10. Polaris Sportsman
    Hi, I'm new here. I've had a lot of problems with my 2014 sportsman 400ho. Now I just changed the solenoid, and it starts. I go to put it in reverse and the starter engages ??? The guy I had working on it, cut out some fusible links. He replaced with wire that was 2 gauges smaller than the wires...
  11. Polaris Magnum
    I have a 98 425 magnum 4x4 and three of the four wheels spin in 4wd. The front left doesn't spin. The hub fluid was at the correct level and new. I took apart the hub and everything in there looks fine. The Hilliard clutch when turned pushes out the rods in it to engage the tire. The back plate...
  12. ATV New Members
    I just bought a 1997 Sportsman 400 with only 2500 mi. It definitely needs a new battery. It also appears that the charging system is not working. The 4x4 does not lock in when the button is pushed in and no lights work and I don't think the cooling fan works either, but I don't think I've gotten...
  13. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Ok I have bought a new battery and ignition coil and spark plug. Everything the Clymer manual says to "ohm" I have. I have not been able to remove the flywheel and check all that but the bike turns over and everything seems normal just NO SPARK. put new OEM coil/wire combo and plug, CDI BOX...
  14. 2008
    Can someone please tell me how to test the stator and voltage regulator, I have a multimeter but am not very handy on how to use it or how to go about testing these 2 things. My wheeler has no reading on the tach and it doesn't seem to be charging. Any info would help before I start spending...
  15. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    So I've got another question. If I've got a bad voltage regulator.. which I do. Would that make the 4x4 not engage? Seeing as the 4 demand requires voltage to the magnetic rings to function. Am I missing something else? Is there a way to tell if the magnetic coils are bad?..what are odds that...
  16. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey guys I am new here... I have a 2005 polaris sportsman 500 ho. It has been a great bike and I have had no problems with it, however a few weeks ago I went out riding in a rain storm with the kids, played in a few puddles nothing deep and now I can't get the bike to start.... The electrical...
  17. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    OK I have a challenge for you tech folks. I am out of answers. I have a 2004 1/2 sportsman 400. Once it gets warmed up it kills and will not start again. It can be idling or going down the road. Actually if I choke it it will start and run for a little while but will kill again. I need to let it...
  18. ATV Brakes & Suspension
    New to Forum...love it by the way! I use my sportsman to spray wheat trials...once the fan kicks on it doesn't take long for the battery light to start flashing...and the sprayer pump starts starving for power. Can anything be done to increase the electrical capacity? Could there be an issue...
  19. Polaris Sportsman
    I have a new 2012 Sportsman 550. Currently has 7 hours on it. It's been 15 years since I enjoyed riding an atv. Took it out on a good ride only once so far and on short 5 - 15 minute rides around the neighborhood. I keep it garaged and toyed with it today for a little bit. Tonight I started...
  20. Polaris Sportsman
    I recently drowned my '07 800 sportsman (water at handle bar level). I was able to start it ride it home. It started and seemed fine the next day but not the day after that. Now it will start if I jumper the starter solenoid but I have no dash lights and my winch doesn't work. I still have...
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