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  1. Battery/Voltage Issues

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I just bought a 2017 Sportsman 450 HO from a private party - only 40 engine hours on it, but its out of warranty. The battery was dead after we took it out riding for a few hours and I had to charge it. I took the battery to NAPA and they said its fine. I read a forum on here from 2013 on how...
  2. Battery put in backwards

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    The battery for my 2004 polaris sportsman 500 HO was recently put in backwards and began smoking when the key was turned. I have switched the battery and put wiring back to make sure it is correct. I then turned the key and found that I still have power to the machine and it does crank. The...
  3. 2013 sportsman 500 HO electrical issue

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Just bought a used 2013 sportsman 500 ho, this is my first 4x4 quad. Worked fine for a month and battery went dead and nothing would power on. Changed battery and while tightening the positive terminal, my wrench touched the ground and made a spark. I turned the ignition on for power to my...
  4. Polaris Phoenix Wiring for Starter and Relay

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 2005 phoenix 200 I am looking for a wiring diagram. I was having problems getting the machine to start. It was just clicking. I purchased a new battery and charged it overnight. Still nothing but clicking. I had my son look at it and he said it may be the starter or solenoid. When he...
  5. '03 Magnum 330 CDI box exchange

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have an '03 Magnum 330 and the CDI box burned up, which I now know is a common issue with this CDI box. Problem is they are not cheap, $250. A '02 Magnum 325 CDI box is the same physical size, has the same connection and is 200 bucks cheaper ... but is a different part number. Can the 325...
  6. Stator short to ground, 06 sportsman 450

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Ok, been having overcharge issue for a couple weeks now. I bought new ecm thinking it was voltage regulator as battery was metering at 16-18 volts at 3000-4000 rpm. After new ecm (regulator is built in on this model year), same overcharge issue. I tested stator legs and they are ALL showing a...
  7. 06 Sportsman ECM/ Rectifier question

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have recently acquired a 2006 Sportsman 450. The ECM was replaced on recall in August 2015 (previous owner, confirmed by dealer). As luck would have the NEW one also crapped out. The internal voltage regulator, inside the ecm of course, is not working and battery over charges to 18V at 3000...
  8. 2002 Polaris Sportsman 700 starter issues .. Help

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hello, My name is Steve, thanks for allowing me to join this group, I have a 2002 Polaris Sportsman 700, when you turn the key the starter seems like its binding up, well it burned up the starter, like smoke coming off it burned up, so i changed the starter, the bendix, and the solenoid, still...
  9. ACCY fuse blow problem

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    If the pod mount receptacle receiver is plugged in the two leads it will blow my ACCY fuse also my winch will not work, if i unplug the leads to the pod mount receptacle receiver fuse will not blow and winch will work. I thought i found the problem because the positive terminal was loose. i...
  10. 2009 Sportsman 500 NO LIGHTS??

    Polaris Sportsman
    The other weekend while riding my atv I had the headlights on and while the four wheeler was at idle and I was using the lights to find some things on the ground they just went out and won't turn back on. I have checked the fuses under the front rack and they are all good. I have not checked to...
  11. 05 500 predator won't start, electrical

    Polaris Predator
    I have a 2005 predator and it all of a sudden won't start. I can push/pull start it but my starter solenoid keeps clicking. I put a new solenoid in it and it still keeps clicking. Once in a great while it will barely turn over. HELP????
  12. 2005 Sportsman 500 - Electrical Issue

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey guys, I am a new member and just happened to find this website today!! The problem I am having with my ATV is this - When I turn the key nothing lights up, the battery is fully charged. The battery has some history of needing a good charge from time to time, but I only ride it about one...
  13. speedometer help 2001 sportsman 500

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 01 sportsman 500 I just bought. Problem is with speedometer main harness unplugged atv starts up and runs awesome but if you plug in speedometer atv shuts off immediately but all lights and functions of speedo works fine engine will crank just no fire. Unplug speedo main harness and...
  14. 2004 sportsman 500 won't run

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey everyone, I have been having running issues with my 2004 Sportsman 500 HO. I start it, but it will only run for about 5 seconds then it dies. The only way I can get it to start back up again is to flip the kill switch off then on again, but it still only runs for a short amount of time. I'm...
  15. Electrical issues Trail BOSS 330

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    hi. im having electrical problems with my 04 Trail boss 330 the battery voltage drops dramaticaly when RPM rises...... resulting in the battery not charging. idle volt: 14.5v when revving: ca 9v and lately the ATV has started backfiring like crazy... could this be a faulty CDI box? any...
  16. 2000 Polaris Sportsman 500 - AWD, Key/Ignition, dash lights and winch have no power

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello, I started my sportsman and was doing some yard work with the trailer behind. Suddenly the antifreeze overflow was squirting antifreeze out the top and I noticed the radiator fan wasn't coming on. I quickly shut it down. When I let it cool, and then now I try to turn the key, no lights...
  17. Electrical and transmission questions

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi everyone. I am very new to this forum so I will share a bit about myself. I am a 20 year old engineering student here in illinois. I own a 2004 polaris 600 4x4 which was flipped a few years ago and just got around to fixing it. I had to change the main guage pod. Which brings me to the first...
  18. Atp 500 speedo goes on and off/awd not working

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi, I'm new to the forum and I have looked everywhere for a solution to my problem. It's an 04 ATP 500 ho. Manufactured 5/03. The speedometer recently went dead and then comes back on once in a while like there's a short. Checked the wiring and all, tore it all apart and found all wires are...
  19. Help!!!!! Predator bogs and sputters

    Polaris Predator
    Hi I recently picked up a nice 03 Predator 500 for $800 At the time the only issues were it had a rip in the seat, a stripped shifter and the grips were worn out. Now I have a new seat on it but heres my issue. When you come right on to it it bogs around half throttle then feels like it has no...
  20. 500 Predator electrical problems

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    got a predator, the fan is hooked to a toggle switch, i rode it for about 25min and it did good then it started to cut out and die while riding it, i turned off the toggle switch and it straightened out for about another 100 feet, then it cut out again and died, so i turned off the headlights as...
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