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Where is the gas drain plug on my polaris 500 ho atv/ need to drain bad gas from the tank

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There is no "drain" so to speak.. you need to remove the tank, then remove the petcock,,,the gas will then drain out..

Posted on Jun 16, 2017


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Check the cam shaft. The exhaust lob is the weak spot. They will wear down to nothing.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: will not start. no power to lights, starter.


Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: ATV will not start. no power to lights, starter.

make sure that your battery terminals are clean and are making good connection, sometimes when alot of mud builds up on my bikes battery it wont start also try to start it by the recoil is it has one or the kick start cuz when the battery is dead and you stuck in the trails you can start it by this and it should start

if this doesnt work let me no

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Polaris 500, starts fine but when you give it gas is stalls

check the exhaust lobe on the cam. these are prone to wear if oil changes are neglected. try to run it with the airbox lid removed and see if there is any change.

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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SOURCE: Service manual for a 2006 500 Polaris Sportsman HO

I have a 2006 Sportstman 500HO ATV, EFI. Sometimes it will run 100% correct, other times it will start, idle fine but then when giving it throttle will will start to surge almost like it's hitting a rev limited. Sometimes it will backfire and stall. I already replaced fuel filter, flushed the fuel lines and gave it fresh gas and installed a new spark plug, but no good. I also checked the throttle switch and it's not making contact to stall it. I download the service manaul and tested each sensor and they tested fine which is probablt why I get no check engine light.
This ATV is mainly used to plow snow in my driveway, no salt. It's used around my property but very lightly. It's still as clean as it was when I bought it and it doesn't have but about 40 hours on it.
Polaris 500 HO EFI 4x4 ATV: Vin# 4XAMH50A56B707664 purchased 6-8-2006

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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