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  1. Water pump leaking out of small hole

    ATV General Discussion
    I think my water pump might be gone, it was leaking out of that small hole on the bottom of the water pump. I took the impeller off but I don't see anything wrong visually, do I need to tear my crank case apart to see the rest of my water pump? I just tore the engine apart down to the crank...
  2. Cleaning a Flywheel

    ATV General Discussion
    Hey guys, im working on a 2004 Polaris sportsman 500 HO Ive torn the engine apart after sitting for a few years, my flywheel has some heavy surface rust and I was thinking of giving it a vinegar bath to clean off the rust but I'm worried this will fuck up the magnets. Any tips?
  3. 2002 Polaris Sportsman 700 low power

    ATV General Discussion
    My 2002 Sportsman 700 feels low on power.. when it is run for a while and is warm it will pop twice out of the exhaust. It has a small drip of gas on the carburetor drain. Please help.. thanks in advance
  4. 1997? Sportsman 400 4x4 Recoil Starter Issue

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello! I am new to the ATV scene I just purchased my machine last night. Everything was going great until I decided to try the pull starter. Something broke loose and cracked the housing. I was trying to search for a good used or cheap new recoil seeing as this is my first machine. Any help...
  5. 2006 500ho bogging down

    ATV General Discussion
    I have a 2006 sportsman 500ho efi, and when I’m in high gear it will drive around and go like normal until I give a lot of throttle then it starts bogging down. It doesn’t bog down to the point where it makes me Stop, but It’s like what it does in reverse when you give it too much throttle and...
  6. 2000 Sportsman 500 Problems

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 2000 Polaris Sportsman 500. A year or so ago we got it running after replacing the kill switch. It ran great but after some use for a couple months it got a flat tire and for some reason we just forgot about it and it sat for some time. Before it sat i replaced the gas cap, fuel...
  7. Outlaw 500 cam help.

    ATV New Members
    I just need to know if im screwed or if there is anyway around spending lots of $$$. I did a trade with a guy on facebook to swap my kx450f for a outlaw 500, at first i thought great trade. But no, it started not running right after a ccouple hours and judging by online Forums it seemed like my...
  8. Hesitation at start

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello, I am a new member and I apologize if this has been posted about before but I need some help. After 6 weeks spent in two different shops and several hundred dollars in fuel to get there I figured I would try to come ask the real experts. I have a 2013 Sportsman 400 H.O. A while back it...
  9. Knocking and White smoke

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi I have a 1986 Polaris Trail Blazer 250, 2wd. We have a church camp and the kids that come in summer been riding it for years. This passed summer one of the teens brought it back from a ride and there is a loud knocking and a lot of white smoke coming out of it. It starts up fine and still...
  10. Spacers and/or Lifts

    Polaris Scrambler XP 1000
    I took my 1000 out last night through some mud to see what it would do with just 29.5" terminators. I was happy with the out come except for one hole that my friend killed before I tried to go through. I could have made it through it but I did not want to break an axle or flip it over just yet...
  11. 2011 Sportsman 550 Lift kit decision. Help?

    Polaris Sportsman
    I have a 2011 sportsman 550 and I'm trying to decide on which lift to get. I already have rhino axles all the way around the bike. The high lifter signature series 3 inch lift is like $499 but requires new axle bars or gorilla axles. The catvos 3" 2.5" extended lift is $599 but the guy said that...
  12. 03 Predator 500 Carburetor problem, NEED HELP!

    Polaris Predator
    I Rebuilt the carb and installed new jets. When I put the carb back on the bike, it only runs with the Choke pulled out. it dies the second I barely push the Choke in. Other symptoms include backfiring, exhaust and intake popping with flame. So far the things I have checked or tinkered with...
  13. Rebuilding 96 scrambler 400 2-stroke 4x4

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey guys I'm new to the site after surfing it for a while to help with learning about 2-stroke engines. I recently got a 1996 scrambler 400 2-stroke 4x4 for free that has been sitting outside for about 4 years, so you can imagine how gunked and dirty everything is. I got it running pretty good...
  14. Polaris predator makes crushing can sound and shuts off on idle

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 2003 polaris predator 500 and it makes a crushing can sound like its grinding or something and when i turn it on it shuts off right away but then when it works ill let it Idle and it kinda putts then shuts off i'm not sure what to do but im sick of putting money into it..
  15. If its not one problem, it's another.....

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    So here's where I'm at right now. 2007 polaris sportsman 500 efi. When in park, it only starts when the brake is pulled in. After starting, it starts to stall, and sometimes just dies out altogether when in reverse. The speedo needle is all over the place, and the battery light is flashing. What...
  16. Overheating issue

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I've got a 2007 polaris sportsman 500 efi. On a recent ride, it started flashing the engine hot light, and I noticed the fan wasn't kicking on, at all. Then, about an hour later it did, then about an hour after that, right back to overheating. Please help!!!! Am I totally screwed, or is this...
  17. Where to ride in CO

    ATV New Members
    I just got my first atv a few weeks ago, and now I need somewhere to ride and some people to ride with!! I'm in Colorado Springs, colorado. Need help!!!!
  18. trailblazer 250 front master cylinder.

    ATV New Members
    hello i got a 2001 trailblazer 250 for my girlfriend. it was not maintained at all but still ran. so all im down to now is bleeding front brakes and after about two whole day and a big bottle of brake fluid later i was in no better shape. Decided that it was the master cylinder issue when taking...
  19. Hello, plz give input on my next mud tire

    ATV New Members
    I am a newbie to this site so please bare with me guy's, lol i have a sportsman 800 efi, with a bran new EPI clutch kit and spacer's on wheels and also X2 shocks i have 3 main question's for my next tire combination, and would greatly appreciate some input. i would like to order in the new...
  20. New and need help with cooling system

    ATV New Members
    I just recently bought a sport 400. This is my first quad, when i test drove it was my first time riding a quad. I have done minor work on cars but that's it. When I first got it I thought that it had carb problems(at least that's what a buddy said the issue could be). I cleaned it out,replaced...