Hey guys I got a 1997 polaris sportsman 500, can anyone tell me the number on the key so I can get a copy made. The previous owner only had one and ground the back of it down so itd fit better in the quad....
or 4 distinct keys for this model year. Guessing isn't good (or at least doesn't work well for me!) Another option (though more time and a little more work) is to replace the ignition switch (which comes with 2 new keys). I did mine on a '98 sporty. Switch/keys were 9.99 on ebay (really from fixmytoys) including shipping, arrived in 4 days and took 10 mins (4 wires all to main board in front of front pod) to replace. You'll have an extra key then!
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