20 Most Recent Polaris 2004 Sportsman 500 H.O Questions & Answers

go to an oem parts supplied like cheapcycleparts dot com and they'll cross reference them

Polaris 2004... | Answered on Mar 31, 2018

My 2005 Polaris ATP 500 requires I depress the right foot brake while shifting into reverse or down into low range. Perhaps some adjustment on the foot brake to make this work. Also check linkage to make sure it is not binding. Others say if the idle speed is too high, you may not be able to shift. Try shifting with the engine off to see if it goes into the gears, using the foot brake. If yes, try again while at low idle speed.

Polaris 2004... | Answered on Nov 23, 2016



BKR6ES(STOCK#6364) regular, or IRIDIUM BKR6EIX(STOCK#6418).Gap setting is .028.
That plug is used on all 500 HO from 2000-2011 Sportsman Models.



Here is your manual. Spark Plug page 93. Page 123 says
Spark Plug / Gap NGK BKR6E / .035 in. (0.9 mm)

Different plug (E rather than ES) and gap. check the plug that came out.


Polaris 2004... | Answered on Jul 10, 2016

clean your carb, look for air leaks between motor and air filter.

Polaris 2004... | Answered on May 22, 2016

check atvconnection or quadcrazy forums

Polaris 2004... | Answered on May 22, 2016

put 12v to the fan to see if it works at all

Polaris 2004... | Answered on May 22, 2016

There is a fuse link at the Positive battery terminal wire. It will blow to protect the circuits if the battery is hooked up backwards.
It is a smaller gauge section in the wire that melts to save systems. any auto parts store has one

Polaris 2004... | Answered on Mar 26, 2016

If it is stuck, try to rock it back and forth while attempting to shift. This has worked for me in the past. It sounds like oil wasn't replaced after going through mud / water before storing.

Polaris 2004... | Answered on Oct 24, 2015

I have a 2001 polaris sportsman 500 H.O. I have replaced the fan and the thermial fan switch,and checked the thermostat. Everything is either new or works there are no bubles in the coolant when its running I am running out of opptions . If I unplug the thermal fan switch and plug a jumper wire in the fan will run. I thought the new switch was bad and I tested it and it is good

Polaris 2004... | Answered on Oct 05, 2015

howdie check the vacuum lines and make sure the module is workin should be fuse for it and check for linages are engaging or the transfer case might have broken chain could be that how MAny Km,s does it have ?

Polaris 2004... | Answered on Mar 22, 2015

My 2005 polaris Sportsman 500 does this in the winter when plowing, but only sometimes when pushing the override button to go backwards in 4x4. A friend told be to check the differential fluid levels in the rear for my machine. Have not done this yet.

Polaris 2004... | Answered on Jan 27, 2015

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