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I have a 2004 Polaris Trail Boss 330 and I want to eventually fix it up if possible, but the thing is the transmission or Gearbox that allows you to shift into forward and reverse and such isn't connect to the engine at all, it isn't even bolted into the frame. Anyways the Secondary Driven clutch is missing. The ignition was busted so I switched it out and tried to hook up power to it and the lights wouldn't light up and it wouldn't try to let me start it with the electric starter.
So I bridged the connectors on the starter solenoid and it cranks the motor. I was wondering if anyone knew why the dash lights don't work or any of the buttons. I did find a cable disconnected I have a picture of maybe someone can tell me what it's supposed to be connected to. It has 3 wires going to the connect Green Purple Red. I'll enclose a picture of it and where it is connected on the wiring harness.
I saw this article on Motosport and thought it was pretty good. Anyone add anything?
You might think hopping on-board an ATV and going for a spin is just as easy as taking your regular 4-wheel car for a ride around the block. After all, both have four wheels. How hard could it be?
In many respects, you're right. Some adventure riders choose quads over their two-wheeled counterparts of the dirt because there's less chance of crashing and it's easier to learn. ATVs also offer more manageability for younger riders to get acquainted with outdoor riding than a dirt bike.
However, beginner riders on ATVs tend to make the same mistakes that result in crashes, roll overs and injury that could be avoided with some instruction and know-how. If you're looking at a fun family outing by renting ATVs or want to get into the sport take advantage of the following points and avoid the same mistakes so many other first time ATV riders make that end their day early or before they barely get started.
1. Nerf Bars
Get Nerf bars. These are not soft cushy add-ons that are cousins to the football you use during backyard football games. In many respects, Nerf bars are gigantic foot pegs. Don't bother with traditional foot pegs because you'll constantly slip off and because of the "I feel safe factor" that comes with riding a quad you'll also have a tendency to let your feet drag when riding. That's a recipe for getting one or both of your feet caught in the back tire resulting in serious injury. Nerf bars allow you to stabilize your feet and get maximum control over the ATV
Rest your feet easy on Nerf bars
2. Rolling Over
Believe it or not, it's fairly easy to roll an ATV over. And you don't want to be on the bottom of that sandwich.
The most common way of ending underneath a quad is looping out. That's done by hitting the gas and having little to no experience with the power of an ATV. The front spikes up like an out of control stallion, throws you onto your back like a bucking bronco and then pins you like a UFC Champ.
The second way is when you're having a bit too much fun sliding around in mud or other slick conditions, the tires finally do what they're designed to do and grip the ground but the rest of the bike, with you on it, keeps going.
Finally, those who think they've found their bearings take aim for a steep slope and try to conquer it only to end up upside down or in their attempt to arch alongside said steep hill, tumble over the side.
3. False Sense of Security
This goes somewhat hand-in-hand with the roll over capability that many riders fail to appreciate therefore they also neglect wearing proper protective equipment. Don't think wearing jeans, t-shirt and sneakers is adequate protection when riding a 4-wheeled machine powered by a gas engine that doesn't have seatbelts. You need a helmet, goggles, gloves and riding boots at a minimum. Once you start ripping it on the track or trails add a chest protector, neck brace, knee brace, etc.
4. Throttle Control
Everybody wants to skip the kiddie stage and get right into hair-raising speed when it comes to riding ATVs. OK, most everybody. But for those who do so many put on the cloak of invincibility and think a quad is merely a mini car that finally enables them to release all sorts of pent up childhood inhibitions.
So they jab their thumb into the throttle with the expectation of a controlled roller coaster ride. Instead, they loop out and end up underneath the quad or manage to stay seated only to careen off course and introduce their 4x4 to a large tree. ATVs normally have a thumb throttle and most have an automatic clutch so the clutch is one less thing to worry about. So go slow and figure out how much "thumb" is too much and get used to the speed and power an ATV delivers before really going for a ride. Oh, one more thing, learn to take your thumb off the throttle!
It's not to hard to loop out on an ATV
5. Loading the ATV
Never, ever ride an ATV up a ramp into the back of a pick-up. If you want to know why just go to YouTube. If you want to know how to load an ATV check out this fine piece of quality information on How to Load a Motorcycle, Dirt Bike or ATV into a Truck.
The bottom line to riding an ATV the first time is treat it like you would anything that comes with a modicum of danger. Careless behavior endangers you and others but with common sense and a willingness to learn you'll enjoy of lifetime of riding quads.
For additional information on riding and/or maintaining ATVs see:
10 Quick Safety Tips for ATV Trail Riding Tips for New ATV Owners Choosing the Best ATV for Beginners 10 Things That Alter Your ATV Performance Written By: AndrewT
these are what i have in my collection ... always looking for more
1985 - 1995 Polaris All Models Service Manual
1996 - 1998 Polaris All Models Service Manual
1996 - 2003 Polaris Sportsman & Xplorer 500 Service Manual
1996 - 2003 Sportsman 400 & 500 ~ Xplorer 500 Service Manual
1999 - 2000 Polaris All Models Service Manual
2001 Polaris 90 Service Manual
2001 Polaris Scrambler 50 ~ 90 Sportsman Service Manual
2001 Polaris Sportsman 500HO Parts Manual
2001 Polaris Sportsman 500 Parts Manual
2002 - 2003 Polaris Sportsman 600 & 700 Servive Manual
2002 Polaris Sportsman 700 Service Manual
2003 - 2005 Polaris Magnum 330 Service Manual
2003 Polaris Predator 500 Service Manual
2003 Polaris Predator Parts Manual
2003 Polaris Trail Blazer 250 Service Manual
2003 Polaris Trail Boss 330 Service Manual Part I
2003 Polaris Trail Boss 330 Service Manual Part II
2003 Polaris Trail Boss 330 Service Manual Part III
2004 Polaris Predator 500 Owner's Manual
2004 Polaris Sportsman Owner's Manual
2005 Polaris 400 & 500 Sportsman Service Manual
2005 Polaris 700EFI Owner's Manual
2005 Polaris 800EFI Owner's Manual
2005 Polaris Sportsman 400 Parts Manual
2005 Polaris Sportsman 500 Parts Manual
2005 Polaris Sportsman 6x6 Owner's Manual
2005 Polaris Sportsman 700EFI & 800EFI Service Manual
2005 Polaris Sportsman 800 Twin EFI Parts Manual
2006 - 2007 Polaris Outlaw 500 Service Manual
2007 Polaris 700 800 800x2 EFI Service Manual
2007 Polaris Ranger 700EFI 6x6 Parts Manual2007 Polaris Ranger 700 4x4 & 6x6 Service Manual
2007 Polaris Ranger XP 4x4 Service Manual
2007 Polaris Sportsman 450 & 500EFI - 500X2EFI Service Manual
2007 Polaris Sportsman 700 800 - 800EFI Service Manual
2008 Polaris Sportsman 500EFI & 500x2 Service Manual
2008 Polaris Ranger 6x6 700EFI Parts Manual
2008 Polaris 800 RZR Service Manual
2008 Polaris Sportsman 700x2 - 800EFI - 800 Touring Service Manual
2009 Polaris 850HD EPS Service Manual
2009 Polaris Outlaw 450 & 525 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Outlaw 90 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Predator 50 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Ranger 2x4 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Ranger 4x4 Crew Service Manual
2009 Polaris Ranger 500 2x4 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Ranger 500EFI 4x4 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Ranger 500EFI 4x4 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Ranger 700 4x4 Crew Service Manual
2009 Polaris Ranger 700 4x4 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Ranger INTL Service Manual
2009 Polaris Ranger RZR 170 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Scramber 500 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Sportsman 300 & 400HO Service Manual
2009 Polaris Sportsman 450 & 500X2 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Sportsman 500 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Sportsman 6x6 800 Service Manual
2009 Polaris Sportsman 800EFI & 800EFI Service Manual
2009 Polaris Sportsman 550XP Service Manual
2009 Polaris Sportsman 850XP Service Manual
2009 Polaris Trail Boss - Trailblazer 330 Service Manual
2010 Polaris Ranger RZR S Service Manual
2011 Polaris Ranger RZR S Service Manual
2011 Polaris Ranger RZR SW Service Manual
2012 Polaris Sportsman 400 Service Manual
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By Joseph Miller
Hi guys im new here and ive been doing alot of research on my polaris predator i was wondering if anyone on here has wired a different cdi up on there quad? Not a direct replacement that would simply just plug in. I know my white an w/red wires go to my pulsar my green an blue go to my reverse coil but im unsure which is + and which is ground also brown/w is a ground correct? What about purple? Black goes to my kill switch and red is my 12v supply........then ive got yelloww/red , yellow / yellow that goes to my rectifier..........any input on this subject is greatly appreciated thank you all
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