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  1. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I don't know what it is but apparently it's a common problem, I've tried everything from not running it hard to twisting the throttle cable. Sometimes the throttle cable tighting works for 1 ride. Also, every time I tried to start it for the past 2 months it's has back fired. Please help me.
  2. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 04-05 Polaris sportsman 500 H.O that has been giving me some problems. To start, I'll give some background on what I've done so far: Carbs have been cleaned and carb kit has been installed. Fluids have been changer regularly. Valve clearance has been set, new spark plug, clean air...
  3. Polaris Sportsman
    So my belt exploded the other day after running out of gas and coming to a stop way too fast, I was thinking about taking it to the mechanic again but thought it’s better I start learning to do this stuff myself, so I took the plastics and clutch cover off and discovered that my drive belt now...
  4. ATV New Members
    Hello. I’m new to the forum. Thanks in advance for your help. I’m considering buying a used Sportsman 500 that looks and rides decently but the owner doesn’t know much about the machine. She doesn’t know the year and the odometer looks to not work so doesn’t know the mileage. Says there’s no...
  5. ATV New Members
    Hi everyone. I am new here and not sure if this was the correct spot to post this but I have a 2012 Sportsman 500 HO I just got used. The issue I am having is that the quad accelerates slowly up to 25mph and I cannot get it to go over that even really downhill. In high I can't get the wheels to...
  6. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have an 07’ 500EFI DLX got with problems already; guy said “wouldn’t start, finally got it to start and while was idling hit throttle bike shut off and wouldn’t start again…..” I put on a charger charged battery up when I turned key switch to start motor did not crank but pod was illuminated...
  7. Polaris Sportsman
    Hey guys!! new to the forum. Glad to be here. Looking for some input. I’ve had my sportsman 500 HO for a couple of years now and this year I had an issue with ignition. I would drive the bike for awhile. Shut it off and when is turn the key some times nothing would happen. No cluster, no lights...
  8. Wife's "old" New Ride

    Bought this Sportsman from a guy who used to drive do mud driving in the backwoods of his house. The plastics were super faded, the engine didn't have top end power, 4wd wasnt working, numerous rig jobs, etc. Rebuilt the motor, 4wd assembly, and many other things. Now my wife loves riding...
  9. 2008
    Hi everyone I was wondering if anyone knew what secondary’s were compatible for a straight swap out with my 2008 sportsman 500. I’ve found a 2016 570 clutch but I have no idea where to find the information that would tell me if it’s compatible. If anyone could help or knows any websites that I...
  10. Polaris Sportsman
    Problem - Overheat light is coming on intermittently. Parts Replaced - Head sensor Radiator sensor impeller (water pump) all coolant hoses thermostat (verified new one) radiator cap (13 psi) Tested - Cooling fan for power draw, check ok Coolant flow, check ok Cleaned radiator guard and...
  11. Polaris Sportsman
    Hey everyone! Maybe someone could help me out here? My sportsman 500 sputters when I give it gas. It doesn’t matter if it’s in neutral, high, low, reverse, it does the same thing. But if I take the air box lid off it seems to help so it’s kind of mind boggling why it does that. if anyone has...
  12. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Having problems with my polaris sportsman 500. Nothing works, when I turn the ignition key, the speedometer dosent work, not a sound anywhere its completely dead. It stood outside for some time and about a year ago it completely died. We got it draged into an garage, and I tried working on it as...
  13. Polaris Sportsman
    I've had this Sportsman for around 5 years and love it but the person before me made a lot of electrical modifications. Of course, the speedo didn't work but they did the bypass to get AWD to still function. I decided to cave in and bought a new speedometer and speed sensor - which I hooked up...
  14. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 2004 Polaris sportsman 500 HO 4x4 that starts up and runs like a top but overheats too quickly. If I am riding at high speeds it does just fine and doesn’t throw a temp warning light or anything but the moment I stop and idle for a couple minutes the temp warning light comes on and it...
  15. ATV New Members
    Hey all, I bought a 500 off a guy recently and it won't start, acts like it's starving for gas. I changed the fuel filter and tried Sea foam. During the try to get it started attempts I found a cable coming from the distributor and going nowhere. Can anyone post photos of the distributor and...
  16. Polaris Sportsman
    Hey! I was wondering if anyone on here would know the solution to an issue that I'm having with my machine. The quad is a 1999 Sportsman 500 and it had a problem today. I had the throttle just about maxed in low range and was not moving. I assumed the belt was slipping because it had been left...
  17. Polaris Sportsman
    I’ve got an 04 sportsman 500ho( ebs idk if that matters ) Basically I trail ride with it and I’ll go up steep hills in high gear usually around 15-20mph on the way up and somtimes I’ll be going up and it will start spiting and sputtering and loose almost all power I’m pretty sure it’s spark...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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