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500 sportsman which was running fine last summer dies out when given throttle. Once it dies out it is very difficult to get started again unless you let machine sit for hour or so. I did allow it to set in garage over winter without removing fuel and since topped on tank with fresh fuel this summer. Any thoughts as to problem?

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Could be a dirty carb.take it off and clean the inside

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SOURCE: engine on my 04 sportsman 400 wo'nt idle unlesss

there is an electronic position sensor in the throttle housing and if the throttle cable sticks even a little the sensor interrupts the flow of electricity and disables the engine to prevent loss of control so chase down your cable and lubricate it and make sure you have full range of movement

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SOURCE: 2006 sportsman x2 500 ho

have an 06 polaris sportsman 500 x2, when i turn the key nothing happens. battery is good and charged, i have another quad, same exact one, and i have swapped out every part i could to find out what is wrong with it, still doesnt work.

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SOURCE: How do you disconnect the throttle and choke cable

Buy a machine that doesn't have the Polaris name, I own a 700 Sportsman and have had nothing but problems with it, paid 10k for the piece of ****. Thanks Polaris

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SOURCE: polaris 500 sportsman awd not working

the usual problem with those is either the switch itself or the magnetic hubs at the front wheels
The factory service manual will tell you how to check both

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/sean_54c3a3dc48a7773c

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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SOURCE: 1999 sportsman 500 will not run in 4 wheel drive

I lost 4 wheel drive , it was there when I purchased the bike. 1999 sportsman 500 Thanks to anyone with suggestions Michelle

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