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Just recently bought a 04 sportsman 500. When it does idle it idles at 2300 rpms. But most of the time as soon as you come to a stop it stalls, it wont stay running. Any body have any ideas?
 

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Sounds like the pilot jet might be gunked up and the previous owner cranked the idle up to compensate. You can try and run some seafoam through it, but it sounds like some real carb work is needed.

The other option (less likely) is that the needle/seat is toasted.
 

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I'd agree.... try the SeaFoam. If that doesn't solve it, a complete carb cleaning is in order.

Note: The idle can be adjusted with a thumb knob.
 

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I have a 04 500 4x4sportsman ho and the carb acts like the float is stuck open. Just got it has 3600a on it. I vould sure use some help please!
Is it dripping gas from the overflow?? Float needle and seat is a fairly easy fix for the amateur wrench turner.

FYI, you might want to make a new post in the repair section to get more replies.


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