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Motor cuts out in reverse

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I have a 2005 Polaris 700 Sportsman. Recently, I've had this issue where I put the atv in reverse and then sharply turn the handle bars to the left. Occasionally when I do this the atv shuts down. It starts up right away so I am having a hard time figuring out where to look first for the problem. Thank you for anything you can tell me that might help.
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When you shift into reverse, does it immediately cut out or does it die when you give it gas?
It cuts out in reverse as soon as I give it gas. It just goes dead. It doesn't happen all the time
What is hanging on your key ring beside just the ignition key? Something is catching the key ring when turning left and turning off the ignition
Just a single key, nothing hanging off of it that would catch on anything
Throttle cable not properly adjusted and throttle safety switch shutting it down?
Interesting, I hadn't thought about that. I'll have to take a look at that. Thank you
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