Polaris ATV Forum banner


  1. 2000 335 hard to get in gear (forward or reverse)

    Polaris Sportsman
    I should have asked this a minute ago and just thought about it - I was trying to get the 2000 335 in gear last night, and it was tough moving it through the gear ranges. When I put it in low range it was tough to get back to neutral or any other gear. I finally did get it back. Is there a good...
  2. 05 Sportsman 800 Transmission? Shifting? Help!!

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello- This morning I went out to plow my driveway of the new snowfall and everything was working fine. After a couple of passes, I went to shift from reverse to forward and there was nothing there. The shifter has zero resistance on it, I can move it back and forth but there is nothing...
  3. Can't shift with the motor on

    Polaris Magnum
    I have a 1995 425 Magnum that I picked up off craigslist. I had to clean the carb and replace the starter motor and bendix and it was running again. But now I can't shift gears when the motor is running. The shifting feels ok when the motor is off, but after you turn it on it feels like...
  4. 2015 Polaris Sportsman 850 shifting into gear and how to remove speed limiter

    Polaris Sportsman
    I bought a 2015 sportsman 850 White lightning a few weeks ago. Whenever I shift it into any gear I have to ease on the gas until it catches gear, and it feels kinda rough. Is this normal? I had an 850 a few years ago but don't really remember much about how it shifted. My 2013 400 HO isn't like...
  5. Trailblazer 250 goes into gear but won't move

    Polaris Trail Blazer
    Hi all, I'm new here and hoping for some help. I have an 04 Polaris TB 250. We ran it, rode it no problems about a month ago. Since then it has been parked in the barn. Yesterday, got it out and the battery was dead but pull started it and she fired right up. Put it into gear and it won't go...
  6. Learning the Ropes

    ATV New Members
    Hi I'm fairly new to ATVs. We have a 2012 Sportsman 500 HO. Recently Chang the transmission fluid and the machine will not shift out of first gear. Sounds like it's not engaging. I give it gas and it only revs higher and higher but never shifts. Please Help
  7. 2003 sportsman 400 speed problem

    ATV New Members
    Hi everyone, I just bought my first four wheeler and probably should have took someone who Knew what to look for. It was snowing when I bought it an I thought seemed to be running good. When the snow melted and I took if out it will only go about twenty miles an hour. Something def doesn't seem...
  8. Shifting issues! Any Advice?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello, I have a 2000 Polaris Sportsman 500 and am currently having the following issues. - Once starting it up, I can only shift into Low or reverse. High grinds and I don't force it. - After driving for 1-2 minutes I can't shift it out of low. Usually just take my son for a lap or two...
  9. 2006 sportsman 500 efi

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey there, just picked up a 2006 500 efi and have a few questions about it. I own a 2005 sportsman 400 as well and there seem to be some things different. for starters. the 2006 can be started in gear, is this normal? You also don't have to press down the foot break to shift into high or park? I...
  10. Stuck in Africa with Shifting Problem

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi Guys, I live in Botswana in Africa and good help on a polaris is far far away. I recently bought my wife an '06 Trailblazer 250. The bike runs pretty good but we seem to have an intermittent fault where the transmission doesnt seem to shift and sounds like it is over revving an max's out...
  11. HELP! Sportsman 500 stalls when shifting from neutral to high and neutral to reverse.

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey all, I'm brand new to the scene so please bear with me here. I am currently working on my brother-in-laws 2002 sportsman 500. Last week we had to replace the drive belt because the old one shredded apart during a ride. We had to remove the secondary pulley in order the remove the nylon...
  12. Hard Shifting 800 Sportsman

    ATV New Members
    I've had my 2007 800 Sportsman for about a month. I've learned lots from riding, wrenching and reading this forum. Thanks for the info! On a previous posting it was suggested I should change the belt to cure a hard shifting quad. I replaced the belt with Polaris OEM and it made no difference...