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Hey guys, I bought a used 2006 sportsman 450 last summer, and almost imediately I noticed when putting it in reverse, going uphill it stalls out. It's like it's starving for gas, if I keep my finger on the throttle it will die out. BTW it seems to be a very high speed reverse, which I really don't like. When I put it in high range going uphill, I dont have the same problen as reverse uphill...it performs fine. Also, when moving forward, it almost always has a split second of hesitation-but when it does grab hold-it's off to the races! The only thing I've done so far is changed the soleniod and the spark plug. Any help is appreciated.
 

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Let's separate this into two questions.
Reverse Issue:
I wonder if the reverse override is causing interference? Have you checked those electrical connections?
Clutch engagement:
Have you ridden another Polaris to see if the engagement is similar or more harsh? Is the engagement of the belt causing any noise from the belt?
 

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Sorry, I don't know alot about ATV's, nor do I know what reverse overide is, or what it's purpose is. Maybe someone can enlighten me. :gruebel:
And no, I don't know of anyone else with a Polaris. Would a problem clutch only show it's ugly head while reversing? It's confusing...I just don't understand why the engine would bog down to the point of stopping completely.
 

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Without holding the yellow button it won't let you rev too high and won't go into 4wd while in reverse.

Sean
 
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