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i just got a 1996 polaris sportsman 500 from a trade and the machine had set up in guys garage for last 2 years without ever being ridden. the atv starts fine now that i got a new hot battery, and does smoke a bit but know thats to be expected. my main issue is that it will not go in gear for some reason, when u move shifter it will move and move parts on transmission but even seems to jump a little bit when shifted but will not move at all when gas is hit. it can also still be pushed while in gear and not sure if thats how it should be. i really need to know what is or may be wrong because i really need to get it ready by hunting season. any ideas and suggestions will be greatly appreciated....thanks in advance!!!
 

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Pull the clutch cover to see if the belt is broken or the clutches are rusted and stuck.
i will look today, if i take cover off and take pics is it something i can post and u tell help me with lol? im not good at working on atvs and really dont know what im looking for.
 
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