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  1. Cleaning a Flywheel

    Community Help
    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?
  2. Oil Change Frequency?

    Polaris Trail Boss
    Hey all, I ride at least 3 weekends every month here in the desert, all are trail rides, rock crawling and about 30mph or less. Any recommendations for oil change intervals? I currently do a change in the spring and in the fall. I have no hour meter or odo to know for sure. Should I be...
  3. Polaris Sportsman 500 1998 Oil change & Maintenance

    Polaris Sportsman 570
    Hello! New to this forum, all the way from Sweden. I've recently picked up a used Polaris Sportsman (in Sweden called 'Worker') 500 1998. I'm about to do an complete oil change & some minor restoration to it and i have a little problem with what oils to use everywhere. Last week i ran into my...
  4. NEW '97 Polaris Magnum 424 (2x4) owner

    Polaris Magnum
    Hello: I was given this Polaris Magnum by a good friend that had it sitting around collecting dust and rust. That being said, I cleaned the carburetor, fuel tank, replaced the fuel lines and fuel filter - it sparked right up!! Now, I'm going through it and looking it over and making a list of...
  5. 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...
  6. Sportsman 400 '97 Maint. Sched. ?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I'm a new owner of a 1997 Sportsman 400 and in need of help for several maintenance items. I'm fixing everything up and completed items are listed at the bottom. 1. Repairing the drive belt cover. It has a hole worn in the top from drooping and rubbing on the main clutch. A new OEM cover is...
  7. used 04 sportsman 600

    Polaris Sportsman
    I recently purchased my first atv at the advice of a friend who is a professional atv guide here in AK. It's a used 04 sportsman 600 and I was wondering what I should look for as far as common problems and little things that might need to be fixed before I hit the trails. It starts up...
  8. Do I really need to remove my winch?

    ATV General Discussion
    It looks like I need to remove my winch on my 2014 sportsman 400 to change the front diff fluid. Is that the case? Also I changed my oil and trans fluid and the trans fluid I put in looked a lot thicker then what I drained. I went by the part number in the manual for the fluid, off page 129. I...
  9. First Maintenance....

    ATV General Discussion
    I know there is a member on here who own his own Polaris supply/parts business. Does anyone know how I can get in touch with him, I would like to purchase everything I need from him. Also should I replace all fluids, and spark plug? thanks,
  10. Maintenance...

    ATV General Discussion
    My first maintenance due date is approaching. My questions are should i take it back to the dealership for the first one? Is their anything special they do? I have heard that the local Honda shop checks valves and alot of extras for the first maintenance.
  11. Sportsman 570

    ATV New Members
    Hi all. I just bought the sportsman 570 and just joined here so figured I post a thread and figure out how this site works. Also wondering how often people actually change out the oil? First new bike so I want to make sure I take good care of it.
  12. Sportsman 700 Clutch Maintenance

    Polaris Sportsman
    Is there any routine maintenance or lubrication to do on the Sportsman 700 clutch? It's working fine and the belt looks new. I just want to know if I should clean or lube anything before I close it up. I searched, and couldn't find anything specific.
  13. '07 Sportsman 500 HO X2 maintenance needs

    Polaris Sportsman
    hi fellow wheelers I've got an '07 500 X2 with about 1400 miles on it & close to 168 hours. mainly use this for plowing in the winter and trail ridding in the summer. we ride pretty hard on the trail mix of mud/rock/dirt with some bush whacking/new trail or linking trails together. all I've...
  14. Fluids Change

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    So its time to change out my fluids on my 2002 sportsman 400(oil, gear, transmission....). Did I forget any? Question is can I buy any of them at Walmart? And if yes what do I buy? I'm also assuming that I have to buy the filters at Polaris if I want them local. Any advice would be well...
  15. Newbie Maintenance Questions

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello Everybody, I pick up my 2013 Sportsman 850 this Saturday. It's my first ATV, and it's been 4 years in the making (saving money, consulting the wife, waiting for the right time, etc., etc.). I have spent the weeks since I picked it out reading the manual, learning about maintenance...
  16. 04 500 HO Rear Brake sticking

    ATV Brakes & Suspension
    Hello All, Rear brake on my 04 500 HO started sticking intermittently. Then when it lets go, I have no brake at all and the brake handle bar has no pressure. Back in the garage, the rear brake pad is to hot to touch (along with the rim). Front pads are fine, no heat at all. This recently...
  17. Changing Transmission Fluid

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I'm going to change the transmission fluid in my 2002 Polaris Sportsman 400 some time this week. Does anyone know if there are any substances for the Polaris AGL synthetic. Can I use Valvoline CVT full synthetic transmission fluid instead? I know about the AMSOIL 2000, but I don't know who sells...
  18. I need lube specs for a 93 trail boss 250 4x4

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I need a list of all fluids and the amount needed for a 93 trail boss 250 4x4. All except for gas, brake fluid and oil injection. Please leave pics of the fill locations if available. Never owned an atv. Have a 2000 Indy 500 Xc/sp tho. Absolutely love it. Hopin their atvs are just as reliable...
  19. What grease to use? Lucas? Amsoil? Polaris?

    Polaris XP
    I know this has been asked on here before, but I really can't find exactly what I'm looking for. According to the manual you're supposed to use a different type of grease on the front prop shaft yoke than what you're supposed to use on everything else. Does anyone follow this rule? What...
  20. Signs of broken timing chain?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I'm new to this forum and also polaris machines.. so what up! anyways, i need advice on what's going on with this wheeler i'm thinking about trading for. It's an 03 preddy 500 and right now not running (it was last week). i went over and checked it out and he hit the start button and it juss...