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I just got a great deal on an '03 Polaris 500 Sportsman 500 HO and noticed it will start while in gear, is this normal? My antique Honda 250 fourtrax had to be in netural before it would start. Just wondering??
 

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Its a feature!

Yes, though Polo has a 'safety' feature requiring you to pull brake handle if starting in gear. I try to put quad into neutral - safety first....
 

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Yep just pull the brake in
 

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my 02 sportsman will start in gear..no holding brake..i think they added that feature later on....
 

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My 700 will start in gear with brake off
 

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my 02 sportsman will start in gear..no holding brake..i think they added that feature later on....
this. i believe to older stuff doesnt require you to be in park/neutral, or apply the brake.
 

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My antique Honda 250 fourtrax had to be in netural before it would start. Just wondering??

Is this the one you have?



I have one and my dad still has one he bought new in '85.
 

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My 1987 suzuki a 4 speed auto needs to be in Nuetral to start....I love that tranny...for a 250 I can pull a bull out of an ant hole
 

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Our Scrambler will start while in gear, but the Sportsman will only start in gear if you hold the brake.
 
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