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  1. 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...
  2. 2000 Sportsman 500 Issues

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Lots of people suggested i check the cam and after a couple months i finally got around to attacking it. I got it all apart and got the cam/rockers out. The cam and rockers needed to be replaced, they were pretty scored up and didn't look too hot. So i got the new cam and everything and put it...
  3. 13' Sportsman 500 HO Front diff cracked

    ATV General Discussion
    Looking for some guidance. I have a 2013 Sportsman 500. The front diff cracked at the mounting bolts. :| Likely from snow plowing. I see a new OEM is $1300. I find this a bit much. I would make this a 2wd unit before I did that. There has to be a used aftermarket option or a way to...
  4. 2009 Sportsman 500 HO EFI- Mid range miss

    Polaris Sportsman
    OK so, I have a 2009 Sportsman EFI. Story goes it was owned by and older couple who only drove it around their yard. Unit had 1070 Miles when I bought it from a dealer. I put 200ish miles on it and it started missing around 4000rpm, but picks back up after, and has little to no hesitation on a...
  5. 1999 Sportsman 500 sputtering while accelerating

    Polaris Sportsman
    I purchased a 1999 sportsman a month ago knowing that it needed some TLC. Initial issue i was aware of was that it idled well but when accelerating it would sputter and then after it got through the sputter it would allow for a full rev. Then it would randomly make a big back fire after...
  6. Sportsman 500 loss of throttle response / top end speed

    Polaris Sportsman
    I posted this in another thread as was advised to start a new thread. Have a 99 Sportsman 500 EBS machine that has lost top end speed (half to full throttle no response) while driving. With the machine in neutral the engine revs fine throughout the throttle range. When I lift the rear end off...
  7. 1997 Sportsman 500 bogging very bad

    Polaris Sportsman
    Was heading down a road and all of a sudden it started bogging out. Took the carburetor off, cleaned it, checked for spark. when putting carb back on, it would not start and still won't start. Any suggestions of whats going on?
  8. Sportsman 500 No power to gauge pod only

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I'm at my wits end. I really need some help. My 2006 Polaris Sportsman 500 was out of service with a fuel pump issue. Being as how I use my atv for remote excursions, reliability was a must so I purchased the entire fuel tank kit. I have since installed the tank and installed new batter but now...
  9. 1985 polaris sportsman random no spark

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Long story short had my quad for about 3 years and not a issue. Took apart to clean up skins and clean everything because I sank it, cleaned carb. Took everything needed off and cleaned then put them back on . Went to start it and nothing (literally 1 day later) went through obvious checks...
  10. 97 Sportsman electrical problem

    ATV General Discussion
    I have a 97 sportsman 500 that has decided to quit working on me. I have no "dash" lights and the starter button doesn't engage the starter. I measured my battery and have 12.6 volts there. When I turn the key, I am able to operate the winch, but that's all that seems to be working. There's...
  11. 2013 Sportsman 500 cv joint

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey guys. I need to replace my inner rear cv joint and am wondering how to get the joint itself off the shaft. there doesn't seem to be a circlip holding it on, but some sort of spring clip that may lock into place when pressed on. It is a 2013 Sportsman 500. Thanks for any help.
  12. Need help 2000 sportsman 500 wont start

    Polaris Sportsman
    I have a 2000 sportsman 500. The starter won't engage. I used to bypass the solenoid with a screwdriver because it wouldn't start with the button but now when I do that it just sparks the solenoid. I figured it was the starter so I replaced it with a new one (the old starter was warn out) and I...
  13. Anyone put a switch panel on their sportsman?

    Polaris Sportsman
    I would like to place a 3 switch panel on my 2013 500. 1 to control a light bar, 1 to control small led underlights, and 1 to control a small led rear backup light. Just seeing if anyone has done it and if so post up some pictures. I'd like to get some ideas maybe where to put the panel. Thanks...
  14. Headlight issue need lead in right direction

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey guys I own a 2013 Polaris sportsman 500 ho and the other day I notice that my low beem light was dead I was going to swap it out but notice that the wires are apart and the plug is still in the socket with wires on them the green and brown I believe so I'm wondering if you can buy the wire...
  15. 2006 Sportsman 500 HO EFI Knocking?

    Polaris Sportsman
    I looked at an '06 Sportsman 500 HO EFI today. It only had 100 hours and 400 miles, which I thought was pretty good. It wasn't in really bad shape at all. Plastics were solid and he'd done some of they normal stuff like tie rod ends. He was asking $3200, but I think he'd jump at $2500. Only...
  16. 2005 Sportsman 500 - Electrical Issue

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey guys, I am a new member and just happened to find this website today!! The problem I am having with my ATV is this - When I turn the key nothing lights up, the battery is fully charged. The battery has some history of needing a good charge from time to time, but I only ride it about one...
  17. Sportsman 500 HO 2001 A-Arm Bolts Turn

    Polaris Sportsman
    I need to replace the front a-arm bushings on my 2001 Sportsman 500. When I turn the front bolt, the back bolt loosens. I tighten the back bolt as best I can and it still breaks loose before the front one loosens. Any tricks to this? Is there lock-tite requiring heat? I chased this before...
  18. 1997 sportsman 500 no lights

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi, I am new to this forum but have a question, I have no lights,battery is brand new the quad starts but no lights. The wierd thing is that when i check all the plugs with a test light there is power to the plugs. I do have the little dash lights to say it is in reverse and that the high beams...
  19. Help!!! My 1999 sportsman wont start

    Polaris Sportsman
    I have a 1999 sportsman 500. I cant keep the battery hooked up because it stays hot and automatically tries to start my atv with the ignition switch off. I have no idea what the problem is.. any suggestions would be appreciated!
  20. 2012 Sportsman LE 500 HO for sale. Loaded

    ATVs For Sale
    Hello everyone. I am selling my 2012 sportsman. it runs and looks Perfect. I am super picky with my toys and take great care of them. Changed fluids twice yearly, Royal Purple 0w40 and Wicks filters. Polaris AGL and Polaris on Demand. I have lots of extras on this machine. OEM windshield, front...