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  1. 2001 Polaris Magnum 500 HDS

    ATV New Members
    Hi All, just joined from New Zealand. Got given the above model. Slowly getting my head around it. ( No expertise but can work most things out with some help) Picked up a Clymer manual which is as clear as mud. Anyway my first question is regarding the fluid debate. Been looking at posts all...
  2. Maintenance/Routine Repairs 1999 Magnum 500

    Polaris Magnum
    Hi Everyone! I recently purchased a 1999 Magnum 500 ($1,000) that is OK mechanically but I can tell has not been maintained well. It runs great, trans WAS a bit "grindy" but solved that problem adjusting down the idle speed. Body is rough but that doesn't bother me. My Question is. Since...
  3. 1998 500 magnum wont start

    Polaris Magnum
    i have a friend that has a 500 magnum that wont start with the electronic start. it starts fine with the pull start but not with the electric start. any ideas on why i do know it has a new battery, starter and a few other parts. thanks for the help
  4. 2000 magnum not holding volts

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    OK let me see if i can explain this. First off i have a new battery. With the engine off i have 13 volts. With the engine idle i have 13 volts for about 4 minutes then the volts drop quickly all the way to about 6 volts, if i rev the motor it will read back up to 12 volts. I tried the same test...
  5. 01 Mangnum Motor Trashed, Help!!

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi, I picked up a 2001 Magnum 500 with a bad cam. When I went to repalce the cam I found that the piston and rings were shot, the piston pin seized in the rod and was scraping front and rear. I was going to do the piston, ect, but now I am wondering if the rod is shot too maybe I should try and...
  6. 01 Magnum 500 Bad Cam & Low Compression

    Polaris Magnum
    Hi All, I am new to this site and also new to quading. This will be my 1st and I haven't riden one yet. I have been riding dirt and street bikes almost 40 years. I picked up this 2001 Magnum 500 with about 1300mi, 173hrs, that had low compression. Took the head off and found that the Cam...
  7. 01 Mag Cam and Very Low Compression

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi All, 1st off thanks to all of you posters that I have already learned so much from. I am new to this site, and new to quading. Actually I've never really riden one yet. I picked up this 2001 Magnum 500 with about 1300mi, 174hrs that had low compression. Took the head off and found that the...
  8. carb questins 02 magnum 500

    ATV Performance Modifications
    ok guys i have a 02 magnum 500 4x4. quad was sitting up for several years. i bought it rebuilt the motor cleaned the carb made sure everything works. it runs good but doesnt seem to have the power it should have. low end throttle response is slow but med to high rpms are great. im gonna pull the...