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  1. 2014 Sportman 570 Trans side CV area getting hot and also noise

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    HI guys this seems like a no brainer, but I just can't believe this is actually the problem on such a new machine, so I am looking for some opinions,experiances and diagnostic techniques before I start ripping stuff apart. The machine is like new and I want to proceed with reasonable caution...
  2. Whining noise while moving

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    2 questions about a 1997 xpress 400 2x4 with a rebuilt 250 motor 1st-Brake lever feels a little spongy. Takes awhile for ATV to come to a stop. I replaced the pads. The old ones were actually in pieces. I installed new wheel bearings. I bleed an entire bottle through lines. The rear/foot...
  3. strange noise

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hello all, My 2006 450 is making a strange noise when I turn the handle bars or when I press down on the front rack comoressing the shocks. It is a screaching/squeeky noise. I have noticed that it is also getting harder to turn the handle bars and steer while im riding. Anyone have any ideas...
  4. Sportsman 400 lower engine noise

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    My 2013 sportsman 400 started to make a weird metallic noise from the lower part of the engine. It sounds like a bad piston but since the noise comes from the lower oart, I figured it couldn't be piston or valve problems. I also ruled out the crank because I checked the oil filter and I had no...
  5. Weird noises/shutting off Predator 500

    Polaris Predator
    I have a 2003 predator 500 and it will run perfect for a good time and then after awhile if i turn it off then turn it back on it making a noice such as a rattling can or crushing can and then it shuts off or starts to brake a little i can feel it jerk somewhat too! What could it be? Been having...
  6. Starter noise

    Polaris Sportsman
    I have my 99 sportsman 500, when i try to start it either the starter won't engage and will just make a grinding noise, or it will engage and start the motor and then will make that same grinding noise for about 4-5 seconds after starting. I have no idea what this could be. I had a friend look...
  7. scrambler 400l clunking rattling noise at low idle

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    '02 scrammie 400l 4x4 I'll try my best to explain the situation, this quad makes a metallic rattle at low rpm, nothing when given a lil throttle. If I rock the primary back and forth a few degrees, maybe 15 or 20, i hear a clunk-clunk... clunk-clunk as I rotate it back and forth, the way...
  8. New to forum

    ATV New Members
    Hi I have a 2012 Sportman 400 HO I love this forum thank god i found it. My belt makes a loud noise when i coast down hills is this normal?
  9. 550 XP whine

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Let the fun begin!! So this past weekend had my 550 out helping a buddy on the farm all is well, then I went to take my 2 yo for a quick ride and noticed a new noise. It is a whine that directly relates to engine rpm doesn't matter if bike is in P,N,R,H or L, appears to be comming from primary...
  10. Phoenix makes odd noise (video)

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello, this is my first post on the forum. I bought a used Phoenix for my son and I didn't notice this problem until we had it home for a few days. There is an odd 'creaking' noise that seems to be coming from the rear end. I used a makeshift stethoscope to try to narrow down the location but...
  11. 2005 Scrambler Engine Noise diagnoses?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello Folks, Last week I purchased a 2005 Scrambler 500HO off some fellow in the military. He stated that the bike had been sitting for a while and he was taking off to Guam in 3 weeks and just wanted to get rid of it. I made him an offer and he handed me the key. At the time, the bike was...
  12. sportsman 800 transmission noise

    Polaris Sportsman
    Recently my 08 sportsman 800 has started making a howling noise in the transmission. It is definatly a metal on metal noise and is progressively getting worse. I stuck my finger in the granny fill hole and the fluid is a little dark but normal. It gets a lot louder on deacelleration but is still...
  13. New 550 X2

    ATV General Discussion
    So, this being my first Polaris and all. How much noise should come from under the hood so to speek? In low at a lor throttle setting there is a bunch, bit of strange noise thate goes away at a higher speed, rpm. I'm presuming belt noise.. I really like it in the 35 miles I've put on it. Much...
  14. Grinding noise!!!

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Im having a problem with my 1996 sportsman500. When I apply the brakes there is a grinding noise (similar to gears grinding on a manual transmission in a car) coming from the rear. It happens mostly when I apply the brakes, but occasionally I have a metallic noise when I start to go forward...
  15. Vibration at mid-range rpms. 02 500 H.O.

    Polaris Sportsman
    I just recently purchased a 2002 Sportsman 500 HO, and im getting some strange noise and vibrations from the engine-belt. It has 2000miles on it, and i believe its got the original belt on it, and i dont think the clutch has ever been rebuilt. The noise is intermittant at idle, and its not a...
  16. How do I make my 550 XP very quiet

    ATV Performance Modifications
    I need to make my Sportsman 550 XP as quiet as possible. Are there any known modifications I can make to the exhaust or add to the muffler to silence the motor noise? Regards, Seeser
  17. 2010 850 xp problems

    ATV New Members
    Hi guys, I have been reading these post for a while now. I started before I made my mind up to buy a 2010 850 xp eps. I really love the machine. The power and ride are second to none. My problem is the rear end noise/problems. I have had it back to the dealer twice to have it checked out and I...
  18. 06 scrambler noise -- could be nothing?

    Polaris Scrambler
    Hi everyone, I purchased two atvs about 2 weeks ago, and 1 of them makes alot of wierd noises.. Reading on some of the forums, people have mentioned that some polaris machines just sound like that. Anyway, at idle and sitting around it sounds fine, starts no problem, and doesnt feel like...
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