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View File 2018/2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 850/1000 Service Manual
This is the factory service manual for the 2018/2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 850/1000
Submitter colin james Submitted 08/01/2019 Category Polaris ATV
By colin james
View File 2017-2019 sportsman 450/570 with eps factory service manual
This is the factory service manual for the 2017-2019 factory service manual for the sportsman 450/570 with electronic power steering
Submitter colin james Submitted 09/06/2018 Category Polaris ATV
By Dra O
posted a while back - it was running at one point - I have all the plastic shroud off - it's down to frame and engine now
-fuel pump: when line from petcock is attached, no fuel comes out other side to carb; the line to the carb is open (can blow through it); I thought when I cranked engine that the pump would spit out fuel on other side but it does not; I removed fuel pump and opened it up - diaphragm looks good - but internal areas had lotsa calcification build up - I cleaned this out and dried it good - the clear plastic pieces (?diaphragms) aren't broken - the spring w/ steel ball on end moves freely; am putting it back on tomorrow; but can anyone answer about the pump? isn't it supposed to pump fuel through it... to other side... to carb? puzzling
-along with fuel pump: I replaced petcock 3 weeks ago (gas tank had rusty fuel in bottom - cleaned it out prior to new petcock); when I turn petcock arrow NOT to on or reserve, fuel comes out of line; when I turn it to on or reserve, fuel doesn't come out; puzzling
-I don't know what's on back of fuel pump - it's a valve that has a hose coming out of it - looks like it goes to engine/carb - I haven't traced this out yet - what is it?
-can squirt gas on air filter and engine will run for 2-3 seconds then stop - fuel in top of carb (under diaphragm) does same
-it likely needs carb rebuild - will get to this - but something isn't allowing fuel to get from fuel pump to carb
-I THINK it has a mikuni model x carb - diaphragm is ID 26mm OD 68mm - hard to find inexpensive diaphragm, I guess because it's a model x
-last thing - I replaced solenoid due to old one clicking; I HAVE to be charging the battery or it won't start/turn over - battery just goes dead; but if charging, it'll turn over nicely; i'm guessing it's a bad battery
-any help appreciated - I've never owned an ATV before - inherited this beast from grandparent in-law
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Just got back from the motocross track, where I busted my quad (2008 KFX 450). Keep in mind that these may be stupid questions. I'm new to riding and don't know anything about anything.
The chain was a little loose, I believe, and I probably should've tightened it (not that I know how to tighten a chain) but I'm not sure if that came into play here. I took a jump and didn't let off the throttle. I over-revved the engine and the rear sprocket snapped off while I was in the air.
It looks like there are 4 bolts that hold the sprocket on and it appears that those bolts have been completely sheared off (see pics below). If this is just a matter of replacing these bolts, that would be awesome. Are these bolts meant to shear under pressure (like the shear pin on a boat propeller)? Also, in the side that still has nuts, that bolt is pretty skinny. The corresponding hole on the sprocket is much larger. Are these some sort of specialty bolts?
Am I not even in the right ballpark with these issues? I seriously have no idea what I'm doing here.
I appreciate any help.
Great to be on the boards. Just picked up a 2013 Polaris Sportsman 550 XPS LE. Its my first quad, and am just waiting for some slightly warmer than 10 degree temperatures to get out and enjoy it. My buddies were pushing me towards a dirt bike, but considering that I have kids it made more sense to go with a quad, not to mention I am just at an age where trying to keep up with seasoned riders just sounded painful.
In any case, I plan to do the weekend getaways with the dirt bike crew, fully understanding they will likely be doing something different than I will. I ordered a bunch of gear for the next trip. Helmet/goggles, jersey, pants, gloves, and boots mostly MX gear. It made sense to have clothes designed to be in the mud and dirt and offer protection should something go wrong.
In any case, my 2 wheeled friends are feel that its exceptionally ridiculous for quad riders to be outfitted in MX gear, and very mock worthy. ESPECIALLY, if the gear matches. They feel anything more than a helmet is ridiculous. I totally get skiers wouldn't dress like boarders, and when you golf you dont wear jeans etc. but is there a similar dress code for ATV riders?
Hey all! I grew up riding friends' ATVs from about 9 to 14 years old. Since then, I've only gotten to ride 2 or 3 times (I'm 32 now), so I'm very much out of the loop. A friend of mine just started dating a girl with an ATV and just talking about riding gave me the itch so bad that I'm about to buy a couple for myself and I could really use some help.
The ATVs I grew up riding were 400cc Honda 4x4 utility quads and I've never so much as sat on a racing bike but, looking at my selection on Craigslist, I'm finding a ton of sexy, seemingly well priced race bikes. My girlfiend, on the other hand, is dead set on utility ATVs. I may compromise and get one of each.
I'm a bit worried about stepping into race ATV territory, though, for a couple reasons. First, I'm finding that several people are selling theirs because they're "too fast". I'm all for some speed but I don't wanna kill myself and I don't wanna be intimidated by the bike. When I was a kid, we'd throttle those Honda 400s all the way down the trails, hitting about 50mph, but these 450 race bikes are topping out closer to 70 or so, not to mention I'm sure they have a lot more get up & go in the low gears. Secondly, I'm worried about the ability of race bikes to handle mud. I live in Florida and I'll primarily just be riding dirt trails but rain and mud are inevitable. I see a lot of the race bike sellers saying things like "never been in mud". Is mud that damaging to these types of ATVs?
I'm sure I'll have more questions. I'm spending all day today just perusing Craigslist and narrowing down my choices.
I appreciate any help you guys can offer. Thanks!
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