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  1. Polaris Sportsman
    Got a 03 sportsman 400 well its my sister's at first it had no spark I changed the stator 3x , coil 2x ,and a new CDI now its a very weak spark I've checked and cleaned the grounds and put on a new kill switch I'm lost on what to check next any help would be greatly appreciated I've been at this...
  2. Polaris Sportsman
    Hi, I'm a new member and have had problems with the instrument cluster on my 2014 Sportsman. It had hairline cracks which allowed moisture to penetrate. I dried it out and it now works but the awd doesn't. It shows it is in awd but it isn't. I've seen a number of posts about bypassing the...
  3. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi, I have a 2003 Sportsman 400. I was plowing my driveway this morning, and it suddenly completely died. There's no power to the ignition, and the display on the speedometer shows nothing. The battery is only a couple of weeks old, and connections are tight. I'm an average weekend fix my...
  4. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Background. The ATV slowly started to run bad and loose power over a few weeks. Hills became a problem, etc. Took it to the dealer. They said it needed a carburetor kit installed because the valve and seat was bad and it was leaking fuel and flooding. A few days later I went back and they had...
  5. ATV Wheels & Tires
    Hi Guys, Have a 2004 polaris Sportsman 400. Original tires. I really just use the bike for light messing around.. little bit of hunting and to plow a 70-80 ft driveway on a medium hill for NY winters. What tire would you guys recommend. about 70% plowing / 30% woods I am not interested in...
  6. ATV Purchasing and Price
    What typically goes wrong in these atvs. I a trading a 1996 Suzuki rm125 and 200 bucks for one in excellent condition and 3600 miles. Good deal?
  7. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey guys, Just bought a couple fixer uppers. A 95 and a 96 sportsman 400 2 stroke. The 95 is brought up to speed and purring like a kitten. However I am having problems with the 96. Here it is: - machine won't start, every so often it will give a small kick as if trying to go, but never...
  8. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi everyone, I have a 2013 sportaman 400. I have it built up for mudding. 27"x9x12 mega mayhems, wildboaratv rad relocation kit, home made snork (done the right way). I have not yet backed up the axles but that time as come and I busted up my back axles and my fronts a week before that. So right...
  9. Polaris ATV How-Tos
    Okay so I bought a 2013 sportsman 400 ho from my buddy tonight ( only has 91 miles got a sweet deal) I took the seat off to check the air filter now I can't seem to get the seat to latch back right. I never knew there was a magic trick to put this back on but there must be! Do anyone have any...
  10. ATV General Discussion
    I have a 2014 Sportsman 400 and well my son likes to go with me on a ride every so often, and I would really like to be able to put a good set of handles/handgrips for him to hold onto. I cant seem to find any, I am also just going to get the Polaris backrest to try and keep him, in front or on...
  11. ATV New Members
    Hello everyone, New owner of a 2014 sportsman 400 here. Just picked it up this past friday. Took it out on the trails for a total of 6 hours during the weekend on normal trails, nothing too harsh, no sharp rocks , etc... Was checking tire pressure Sunday morning before heading out when I...
  12. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Just picked up a 95 sportsman. First atv for me... the pull rope is snapped. I read all the forums i could find and there are great instructions. except i cant find how to get the one bolt off the recoil cover that is behind the rear brake lever. There is a hole through the frame, but the brake...
  13. ATV New Members
    Hello all, Just bought a 2013 sportsman 400 HO. It's our first ATV, so went with something basic and dependable, and something my son (15yrs) and I can have a lot of fun with. We have 200 acres of woods behind us, and countless farms around the area. I spent some time today driving around to...
  14. ATV New Members
    I'm new to the forum and have a 2013 Sportsman 400. I'm looking for a dimension on the Polaris #2877476 draw bar. What is the dimension from the centerline of the pin to the end of the bar that goes into the receiver? I have a draw bar that I want to modify to fit my 400 and just need that...
  15. ATV New Members
    Just bought a new Sportsman 400 to play around with here in alaska, so far had a great time with it driving on the frozen lake w/o studded tires.
  16. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Have an unusual problem with my '02 Sportsman 400. for a while I noticed that at night, the headlights would flick on and off. Now after being gone for 3 weeks and returning home, the battery is dead. Plus, when I start it with the pull cord, it idles OK but the speedometer hand is moving all...
  17. ATV Brakes & Suspension
    Wondering if there is a rear brake caliper rebuild kit for a 2004 Sportsman 400. any reply will help thanks.
  18. Polaris Sportsman
    Has anyone heard of/experienced this: My 2012 Sportsman 400 will run fine, then suddenly start sputtering at speed. If I keep on the throttle, it will usually start missing, backfiring, and operating at what feels like half power. If I let off the throttle, it rolls to a stop and shuts off...
  19. ATV Media
    Strapped my iPod to the front of the machine... forgive me for it not being a more intense video... It's still being broken in.
  20. Polaris Sportsman
    I just purchased a 2012 Polaris Sportsman 400 and it's still in it's break in period. While I was starting it yesterday, I noticed that the starter stayed engaged for a few seconds (about 3) after the engine had started. My concern is that this could cause damage to the starter. Is this...
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