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NickyBobby16

1999 Sportsman 500 4x4....Rebuild

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Hello, I am new to this forum and I was recently given a 1999 Sportsman 500. It has been sitting out in the weather for approx. 2-3 years I guess. I do not know much about Polaris 4 wheelers and would like a little help as to what people think should be checked, rebuilt, or refilled. The previous owner said that it was running fine when it was left out by his brother. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, I am mechanically inclined and will be doing most repairs on my own. However, if something is too technical, I have a friend that is an ATV mechanic and he could help out as well.

Thanks,

NB16

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Welcome to QC !! Start with a fresh battery -spark plug- change ALL fluids -fresh gas and see if it fires:yes: then go from there Clean all electical connections you can get to Imo

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Thanks for the help. I will start there and see where it gets me. A friend of mine recommended rebuilding the carb since it has been sitting for a while. What are your thoughts on that?

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Thanks for the help. I will start there and see where it gets me. A friend of mine recommended rebuilding the carb since it has been sitting for a while. What are your thoughts on that?

I would take it off and check it out. At least give it a good clean up.

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When it comes to polaris or any atv for that matter i would be putting in all of the factory reccommended lubricants.

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Youll have to go threw the carb mostlikley need a new needle and seat ive had fair luck with rebuild kits on ebay.

Id rebuild the carb and stick in a plug and try to fire it up once its running then id go threw the maintenance.

Good luck,

Todd Polarisatvrepair.com

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