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Polaris 90 Sportsman wont crank or start

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Picked up a used 2001 90 last week that needed some TLC. I cleaned it up and replaced he plug and it started right up and has been running great for last week. Will start with kick start or key.

The guy I bought it from had pulled the front plastic off to troubleshoot, so this morning I spent a couple of hours putting the plastics all back on and now it wont turn over at all with the electric start and wont start with the kick start either (sounds like no spark)

Any suggestions what to look for? I check all the obvious wire connections and everything looks like its still hooked up, but something must have happened during the plastic install.

Any suggestions on what to look for?

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I would start with the ground. Check all your ground wires and make sure they are good. Your coil is on the front of your frame. You might have disconnected it messing with the plastics. Also check your cdi box. Easy to mess up the connection when installing plastics.

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Thanks for the response. I finally figured out the problem and was able to get it to start. THere were two wires that were wrapped up together that I undid when I cleaned everything up and turned out they were the ground to the starter circuit.

Now the problem I have is sometimes it wont shut off... For some reason (and it does not happen every time), I can turn off the key, move the switch to sop or pull out the deadman switch and none of them shut it down. I either have to turn the fuel off and wait, or pull one of the coil leads.

Any idea what was cause this internmittently? Ive checked all the wiring under the headlight bucket for the switches and cant see anything loose or corroded.

Appreciate any help

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