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I have a 2005 polaris sportsman700. while riding, it started making a kinda slapping sound. stopped to see if anything was wrapped around one of the axles, found nothing. got back on,moved about 3 feet then motor just reved out. have no movement in any of the gears now, but it did roll freely still while pushing it to load up. what is my easiest way to troubleshoot this problem?

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  • reedmanx1 Feb 03, 2010

    it only revs when i was apply the throttle. i think your right about it possibly being a belt. i found a small piece of a belt when i was washing off the mud this afternoon. dont hav a book for my atv.. can you suggest a easy way for me to inspect the belts?

  • reedmanx1 Feb 03, 2010

    your advice was right on the money. found a piece of the belt when washing off the under carrige today. thanks, you gave me a good starting point

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Just a clarification first.. Does the engine REV out when you apply throttle or does it do it on its own? If it does it when you use the accelerator then I would say it could possibly be the transmission. Possibly one of the belts in the CVT transmission slipped out of place. Possibly a tensioner is bad. This would exlpain the slapping sound. Just a thought for you.

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