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  1. 06 Sportsman 500 HO Oil Drain Plug Just Spins

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi all, new to the form, but I've had a few Polaris ATV's over the years. I just picked up a Sportsman 500 HO over the weekend, and decided it was a good idea to go through all of the fluids. I got an oil change kit from my local Polaris dealer (right next door to where I work, very convenient...
  2. 2002 Sportsman 500 HO, AWD won't engage

    Polaris Sportsman
    I'm not a newbie w/ mechics (I've built 30+ old Harleys in my younger days) my Sportsman was fine until I degreased it to do a thorough maintenance check (I won't work on dirty, muddy engine) , I have followed Latebirds suggestions in tracing down the problem to no avail (He is a Big help) but...
  3. 01sportsman 500 ho runs rough when warmed up and in 4x4

    ATV New Members
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum. I have an occurring problem with my polaris. I got an 01 sportsman 500 ho a few weeks ago. Been slowly working out the bugs. One bug I cannot wrap my head around is that the quad runs flawlessly when in any gear and in 2 wheel drive, but when I put it in 4x4 and the...
  4. Lower Control Bushings before/after Oct 2001?

    ATV Brakes & Suspension
    Finally getting around to replacing the @$$-end bushings on my 02 sportsman 500HO. Bought the whole kit from jccapri when I did the front end last year. Turns out my lower control arm bushings are also toast along with those on the stabilizer tube (which are not part of his kit). I looked...
  5. New to Polaris

    ATV New Members
    Just saying hey. Just bought my first Polaris, 2001 Sportsman 500 HO, got some work to do to it so I'm sure you will be hearing from me....ALOT!
  6. Going though water

    ATV General Discussion
    I have a 2013 Polaris sportsman 500 HO. How deep can i go in water with out damaging my ATV. Also IF i did get to deep ( please let me know how deep that is) what do i do to get the water out? change the oil and let air filter dry what else? Thanks!
  7. 500 HO won't idle

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey, new member here so I apologize for any issues before hand. Before I start please let me state that I did a search of the forums and have read countless post over the last week or so while I have dealt with this issue. I am now at my whit’s end and about ready to give up and take it to the...
  8. 2010 Sportsman 500 HO and Warn Plow mounting Plate

    Polaris Sportsman
    I purchased a 2010 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO and want to mount a Warn Plow to it. I asked Warn, what base plate do I use for this model. They told me a 78395. I recieved this plate and it does not fit this ATV. I dont think that the Polaris rep knows what he is talking about and or just...
  9. Help please!? Break in gone totally wrong on new 2011 sportsman 500 ho

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey I've just moved to Australia and bought my first ATV here. I've ridden quite a few but never owned one therefore it's unfortunate to say I'm a complete mechanical moron with any faults on my new bike. I'll get to the point... I had taken it out riding last weekend for 2-3hrs alternating from...
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