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1997 Polaris Sportsman 500 - Reverse Idle Problem

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I have a 97 sportsman 500 I bought that wasn't running when I got it. Got it running after a new pulsator coild on the stator and a carb rebuild. Went to take it for the maiden voyage, popped it in reverse to back out of the garage and almost hit my bass boat due to the wheeler going into high idle as soon as I got it in gear! I push the override button while it is in neutral and it revs high. As soon as it is engaged into reverse it is high rev and going so fast the brakes can't completely stop it[/b]. I am assuming it is a problem with the override switch, but not sure.. Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks!

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I don't know how or what it does to our quads to cause them to pop and sputter when we over throttle them in reverse. I call them stutter boxs or rev box thats what it's called on a car that puts them into limp mode. I would search for a wiring diagram for it for starters and see how the over ride button is wired in and if ties into a controll box. Sorry it's all I can think of. I'm sure with all the members on here someone will have the answer.

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