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  1. Sportsman 550 smoking after cold start

    ATV New Members
    Hey guys I'm new to Polaris ATV's. I picked up a 2013 sportsman 550 for a good price even though it needed some TLC. It's got around 750 miles on it. I knew it smoked when I bought it and I've been trying to figure out the problem. First thing I did was a full service with Polaris fluids, air...
  2. Valve pulled through the valve spring

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I am wondering if a dirty air filter can cause the valve to get pulled through the valve spring. I am currently in a situation where the top end was rebuilt and about 2 rides later the valve was pulled through the valve spring. The bike is under warranty and the inspector denied coverage stating...
  3. Chattering when in neutral but not when in gear?!

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey! So I usually come to this forum and can find answers without having to start a new post but this isn't something I can find for once. :headache: I have a 2008 outlaw 525, all stock. Just recently whenever you put it in neutral there is a chatter (or similar to) from the engine. It doesn't...
  4. polaris sportsman valve/lifter, ticks/nocks and a vibration sound?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have 4 Polaris atvs all sportsmans and my o3 sportsman 700 and the 05 sportsman 500 sound like the valves or rockers need to be tightened. Has anyone had any issues or noises like this and any solutions? Anyone know what the rockets torque specs/ adjustments are? Also I have a vibration sound...
  5. Valve Job polaris Predator 500

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi I am new here and to Polaris somewhat. I am replacing the intake valves on my 2005 Polaris Predator 500 and I ordered the kibblewhite Black Diamond Valves. My question in do I have to do something to the seats to get them to sit right because I know you cant grind the black diamond valves...
  6. 2010 850 XP - Oil Burning Issues

    Polaris XP
    Ok..Im starting to worry...A few weeks back I posted that I had a A-Arm break on me without warning..Had to have it welded up by a guy on one of the Hatfield-Mccoys trails so i was unable to take it back to dealer for repair(long story). After driving it the rest of the weekend, I brought it...