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  1. Intermittent Reverse Issues

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello everyone. I have an intermittent issue that I haven't found anyone describing. I bought a 2005 Polaris ATP 500 a few months back. a handful of times so far I have shifted into reverse and the engine revs up and just as the machine is about to start moving, the motor throttles down. It...
  2. 1986 polaris trail boss 250 transmission help

    Polaris Trail Boss
    I have been restoring a 1986 Polaris Trail Boss 250 and have been riding it around to break in the new piston and honed cylinder. When I first start it, the ATV does not want to go in reverse (makes a loud grinding noise). I have to ride a couple inches forward before it will shift in to...
  3. 2003 Sportsman 700

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello, I looked around a bit but found nothing....so here goes. Was all set to plow some of that wonderful white stuff that was dumped here in Michigan yesterday, brand new plow, ready to rock. The old 700 in low gear, in AWD mode is awesome....except....when I shifted into reverse...it...
  4. 2008 Polaris Scrambler 500 AWD

    Polaris Scrambler
    Hey guys. New to the forum and new to Polaris ATVs. I'm not new to repairing things but I have a couple of questions about my ATV that I would like to get some input on before trying to fix something that may not be broke. I just recently purchased a 2008 Scrambler 500 HO AWD for my wife to...
  5. Weird front diff issue 2013 Sportsman 500.... long read

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey guys, new member but not new to the forums! I got a 2013 Sportsman 500, bought it new in August. Anyways my front diff on occasions locks solid (hard, heavy steering) and wont unlock even with the switch is put back in 2x2. Stop, start and stopping again on flat level ground again doesn't...
  6. Heeeeelllppp!! 4x4 issue, reverse override... Ugh..

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Had my 05 700 efi serviced today and wanted them to check my ride. I informed them that the speedometer is not working and my reverse override and 4 wheel drive aren't working either. I asked them after the oil change if they could do a test to determine if the issues were all speedometer...
  7. '01 Trail Boss 325 sputters in reverse only

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    This machine runs great going forward. But when I put it in reverse, it starts sputtering and coughing so bad that it won't even move! Any ideas why it would do that? I recently replaced the intake valve and might have gotten the timing chain off by a tooth, but it runs great except in reverse.
  8. 2003 Sportsman 500 transmission

    Polaris Sportsman
    Anybody got a 2003 500 HO they are parting out or know where one is? I need a transmission for my 500 HO, reverse is locked up and the guy at the shop said I could find a good used one cheaper than fixing mine. I bought a fix er upper with only 300 miles and 48 hrs but the trans is locked any...
  9. 2008 Scrambler 500 H.O. 4x4 for sale

    Polaris Scrambler
    2008 Polaris Scrambler 500 H.O. with optional AWD for sale. $ 4,250 OBO. MSRP is $6,199.00 Has aprox 16 hours of ride time. fully automatic with reverse! headlights with low and high beam option, 2 keys. REGISTERED through June of 2012. Liquid Cooled, Single-Cylinder, DOHC, 4-Stroke Engine. The...
  10. Polaris sportsman 500 pulls hard right in reverse

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Just noticed today, when I was backing up my Polaris turns itself to the right. I Disengaged the on demand 4x4 and it stopped pulling. I know in the Manuel it says to stop and shift to drive and back to reverse because one of the hubs is not disengaged/or engaged. Was it pulling to the right...
  11. 08 500 HO Gearbox? Clunking when stuck

    Polaris Sportsman
    When plowing with my 08 Sportsman 500 HO EFI I get on a slippery or rough surface and go to back up. There is a clunking noise coming from, I'm guessing, the front gearbox. Mostly in reverse, but also in forward, when stuck. (on a log) It never does it when there is traction to all four tires. I...