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remember on early models there was a safety pin that had to be held to switch to reverse,,,your 500 does this automatically so check for safety pin hookup. Could be brush or
grass jammed in where it moves.

Polaris ATV | Answered 3 days ago


something is overheating, remove one sparkplug at a time and check for spark, be careful not to burn your self. Try 2 new plugs good luck

Polaris ATV | Answered 3 days ago


I remember the recall was for hawkeyes sold to people living in high elevations. you probably just need to clean your carb.

Polaris ATV | Answered on Jan 13, 2018


I would say based on information that the ignition switch is faulty,worn, or broken and would need to be replaced. Just to double check , it should remain in the acc position and not go back, doubt it would be financially or otherwise attempt to do a repair.

Polaris ATV | Answered on Jan 09, 2018


Sounds like one of the wires on the loom might have come undone, just run through the loom, especially all the wires to the ignition.If that fails, looking at the model, could potentially be a CDI failure. Good luck

Polaris ATV | Answered on Jan 09, 2018


Based on information provided I would start with just checking the basics as far as servicing goes, starting with air filter, is it clean, and is there anything preventing it from breathing easily. Check the accelerator cabling, might be dry, stuck or mucky somewhere from pedal to carburetor that can cause similar problems. Check oil level of motor as well.. Hope this helps

Polaris ATV | Answered on Jan 09, 2018


run the fault codes
possible tat the winch is wired in correctly and is not allowing the alternator to fully charge the electronic system

Polaris ATV | Answered on Jan 01, 2018


The over RIDE button is not used for shifting.
it is used to over RIDE the REV LIMETER while in reverse ( for applications such as plowing)
shifting into 4wd while moving is safe on some vehicles, but can cause catastrophic damage on others.
be ABSOLUTELY sure your vehicle is designed for SHIFT ON THE FLY .
If you aren sure, then come to a complete stop befor shifting.

Polaris ATV | Answered on Dec 31, 2017


I would look for any excessive water or moisture hidden in an electrical component, or corrosion in any connection points..
double chech that you are using the correct amps fuse

Polaris ATV | Answered on Dec 31, 2017


With the engine NOT running, have a friend ROCK the bike forward and backward while you sit on the bike applying pressure to the shifter

Polaris ATV | Answered on Dec 31, 2017


If the switches are working I would suggest a new start relay

Polaris ATV | Answered on Dec 31, 2017


Could be the coil pack going bad or fuel pump. Find the coil pack and spray water on the outside of it. Not a lot just a stream to keep it cool. It should be on top. Here is a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woE4OIhCvAs

Polaris ATV | Answered on Dec 30, 2017


Sounds like the carb,has it been check after its test and tune ?

Polaris ATV | Answered on Dec 30, 2017


Sounds like two diffrent problems ,but the leaking of the coolent could be radiator ,bad hose or thermostat .If the oil is leaking it might have a sensor so you dont blow the motor ..I hope this helps ..If any thing please call local Polaris dealer so no futher damage ..Have a great xmas !

Polaris ATV | Answered on Dec 14, 2017

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