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  1. Polaris Sportsman 500 Bad top end speed

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hello I am new to this forum.. But I got a 96 Polaris Sportsman 500 And my problem is that in high gear I can't go above 25-30 mph But occasionally i will get a burst of power/speed and it will go 57 as normal. It seems like it's not really revving up all the way. But in neutral it revs up all...
  2. Polaris sportsman 500 won't start.

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I was just using my polaris sportsman 500 yesterday in the yard. I went to get back on it and it would not start. I would just here a single click and then nothing. I did a few test and solenoid and starter were getting the 12v they needed. I went ahead and replaced both starter and solenoid...
  3. 2007 Polaris Sportsman500 EFI No Start With Key

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Working on a sportsman500 efi for a buddy Replaced spedo cluster from a rollover, new battery, new starter solenoid bike runs and starts fine with pull start, But when using ignition key start bike doesnt turn over and fan instantly kicks on, any ideas? Thanks in advance
  4. 2010 Sportsman 500 won't start

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I was out riding and everything was fine. I stopped and turn quad off. When I went to start back up nothing worked. No lights, no power to dash lights/speedo, no power to starter. When i turn the key to start the machine nothing happens. The positive battery terminal got hot and the main fuse in...
  5. 2000 polaris sportsman 500

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I recently bought a 2000 polaris sportsman 500. When I bought it the only way to start it was to pull start it. It had electric anywhere throughout the fourwheeler, but the battery has charge. So I went through and checked all wires to make sure they were operating properly and they were until I...
  6. 2002 polaris sportsman 500 low beams

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Need help! Only thing wrong is low beams will not come on. High beams work, electric start works and I'm lost because I don't see any fuses... Any ideas??
  7. "Newbie" Cooling System Issue

    Polaris Sportsman
    I just got my first ATV so I'm a newbie! I used to run Jeeps but with gas prices an ATV makes more sense. I bought a 2000 Polaris Sportsman 500. It ran fine when I took it for a spin around the guy’s driveway. When I got it home I greased it all up good and took it for a light duty drive...
  8. polaris sportsman 500 low will not engage

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    i have a 1999 polaris sportsman 500 and the low will not engage in the gear case could it be jammed ?what can i do to unjam it? should i put the 80w 90 gear oil? to see if that will loosen it up. i havent changed it in 12 years.
  9. 2004 / 500HO Fan Issue

    Polaris Sportsman
    Went Riding this past weekend, trials and some sparse Mud. All went well, cleaned the Machine yesterday, still, all was well. Took trash out this morning and as I walked pas the Machine under it's cover, I could hear the fan running. Odd I thought, since, well....since the engine hadn't run...
  10. Problems with my Sportsman 500

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I just bought a brand new 2010 Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. like 3 days ago. Suddenly the engine keeps dying. I know it has to do with the fuel because the RPM's are too low. I have to adjust the flow of the fuel to increase the RPM's but they decrease every 5 seconds. Why is this happening?
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