Hey there, just picked up a 2006 500 efi and have a few questions about it. I own a 2005 sportsman 400 as well and there seem to be some things different. for starters. the 2006 can be started in gear, is this normal? You also don't have to press down the foot break to shift into high or park? I have noticed that the plastic is starting to melt on the right side by the exhaust, pretty sure i can save and remount the plastic but need some ideas for stopping the melting. please give me some ideas guys! Glad to be here and looking forward to getting new ideas and sharing my knowledge on stuff with you guys too.