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  1. 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...
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  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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?
  18. 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...
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