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  2. So after some YouTube videos and climbing around my atv, I was able to connect to the wire that becomes hot coming out of the ignition. I found a connector that I was able to take apart, and then using my meter figure out which was hot and which was switched. The wires are the same gauge, too. bryanta0502, I took the winch and solenoid from a dead '03 Sportsman 500. I used a new in/out switch that came with a new solenoid that I replaced on my '03 Kodiak 400. Thanks for the insight.
  3. Looking for a little help- I am adding a winch to my 2010 Grizzly 350. I have been able to mount the solenoid under the seat. Now I am looking for the best (easiest) place to attach the red wire for the switch. It says it should be to a keyed "on" hot wire. The winch works in/out when I touch the red wire to the positive battery terminal. Where would be the best place to tie into the wire harness permanently? I haven't removed the light gauge panel yet, but I think it must connect to another wire under there. Thanks for the info!
  4. Dealer believes the oil pump is bad. Labor to get to the lower engine for new oil pump, bore out/new piston, rebuild, and other parts could be around $2000. Looks like I have a new lawn ornament! Going to list it as a "project/non-running" machine and hope to get $1000 for it. Will sell off the plow and rear seat separately. Lesson learned- looking to pay more for a used ATV from a dealer. Thanks for all of the help and information.
  5. Some more info... they drained the oil from the upper plug and it was bad/murky. There was NO oil from the lower plug, so they are thinking maybe bad oil pump as well. Compression test resulted in 40% loss. I trust the dealer, just don't want to throw a bunch of money into something where reliability is unknown. They will open up the engine later this week, and see if they can tell what's wrong. Think I might be able to recoup $1000 by parting it out, or selling it as a whole as non-running? Thanks again for the info!
  6. I bought a 2003 Polaris Sportsman 500 3 weeks ago for $2000 and the seller only gave a quick test drive to show everything worked. After 2 hours running it died on my son (he may have swamped it). It would not restart, so the local Polaris dealer picked it up and did not see usual signs of water intake. Back firing out the exhaust. They are pulling the head to look at piston/rings but they are not sure if there are gearcase issues. Roughly $1000 for them to bore out for new piston, more if gearcase issues. My question- how much $ should I throw at this? Just looking for an ATV to go with our 2003 Yamaha Kodiak 400 that my boys can run around the yard with (no long trail rides). I can (but don't want to) put another $1000-2000 into this, or should I just call it a loss and sell it for parts? I still need to get another ATV and don't want to risk getting someone else's problems. Thanks for all and any help!

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