New Sportsman Owner

Hello! I recently joined the Polaris family with a 2014 Sportsman 850 Touring. It's nearly new, only 30hrs and 200ish miles. So far I'm loving it, and my wife is loving the comfy backseat!

I had a couple questions that hopefully someone here can help with.

1. There is a whine coming from the front left, it gets worse when climbing a hill and is present in neutral when rolling w/engine off. Any thoughts on what to look for or try first?

2. Is there an easy trick to cleaning the undercarriage? It seems to get grass and such stuck up there and the drainage holes aren't big enough to let it out. Just elevate it and dig around I guess?

3. Would anyone happen to have the service manual I could get a copy of? Can't seem to find it online anywhere!

Thanks in advance, look forward to talking with you all!

Matt

Best tires for soft deep snow?

Hey all, so dirtbikes are going away and now snow is kicking in and ATVs start coming out :) so, this will be a dedicated snow atv essentially and I usually ride in deep snow to hardpacked snow.

I was looking at kenda executioner, issue is I have a 570..not sure if I have an interest to get a 1000 down the road or not but this will do for now.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Four-4-Kend...oAAOSwNMVaVEUo

was hoping someone has actual feedback on snow with these tires?

so far I am deciding between these 3

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Four-4-Kend...oAAOSwNMVaVEUo


https://www.ebay.com/itm/ITP-Mega-Ma...kAAOSwSO5a9f~M

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-4-pr...QAAOSwcxVarBfR

2003 Sportsmen 400 4×4

Antifreeze keeps draining from radiator to overflow jug. Does not go back into radiator, I have to add antifreeze every time I ride. Could it be that the radiator cap is loose? I dont know, Please Help! It only overheated once, it wasnt bad at all, but when I take it for short rides, the antifreeze squirts out of the overflow bottle.

4wd issues

I have a 2004 Sportsman 400 with the 4wd not working, although it says it’s on on the speedometer cluster. I bought it that way a couple years ago from a guy who said his dog tore at the wires by the cluster years back, he replaced the harness but it still didn’t work and never got around to actually fixing it. I haven’t needed 4wd until now as I am looking to put a plow on this thing. I took apart the speedometer and everything looks and works ok there and even took off the front panel to look at wires under that and I followed all the wires and everything looks ok. I am finding no fuses anywhere.....it’s got pretty low hours and miles on it for being an 04....anything I should check that I haven’t described above?

2003 Polaris predator 90 will idle but bogs out.

I have a 2003 predator 90.
It was running fine and one day out on the trail my daughter was driving along and it lost power.so I brought it home and tried to figure out the trouble. It will idle but dies when you pull the throttle unless you at the same time feather the manual choke then you can get it to keep running. When it dies it will fire right back up. here is a list of what I have changed and still have the same trouble.

all new
spark plug
fuel filter
carb
rubber intake between carb and reeds
new reeds
piston
rings
jug
have tried running it with fuel cap of thinking it was getting vapor locked
took supply line off of fuel shut off and hooked it directly to the filter cause I thought it was starving for fuel but the filter never runs dry when its bogging
took 2 screws out of the rev limiter
tried unhooking rev limiter but quad wont start with out it hooked up
checked the switch in the throttle seems to be working right


did all these things and still have the same issue with no power. I have googled it and seems like many have had the issue but I couldn’t find out a fix from any of them.

carb

Can someone please help. I have a 1996 Polaris maximum 2x4. I installed a new carb and it runs fine, but I can only get it up to 25 MPH. What should I do to fix this problem?

Lift /Stand 1000 Recommendations

ATV Newbie with 17 Sportsmen XP 1000 touring (798 lbs)

I know this post should be posted under the maintenance forum but I thinking this thread knows whats under my ATV.

Can anybody recommend Lift /Stand for my ATV? Or should I be lifting up the front and back separately to do maintenance like I do vehicles. I see ATV Lift /Stands everywhere and they appear to make sense. I need access in order to perform the standard owners manual maintenance. Thanks

05 speedometer LCD

My 2005 sportsman 500 lcd screen is hard to see in the center. If I angle the LCD screen then it becomes easier to read. I know there is a polarizer film on the lcd that wears out. However I took a little piece of polarizing film and held it up in front of the lcd and rotated it. The lcd went from light, to blacked out. But during the rotation, the graphics did not become easier to read. If it becomes easier to read at an angle, that has to mean the polarizer film is bad right? Is there a specific type of polarizer film for this lcd, or does the old one need to be removed in order for the new film to show a difference?

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Engine temperature sensor

I have a 2019 450ho, utility sportsman. Is there a different engine temperature sensor ( lower temp) for when the radiator fan will turn on. I really don't like the 200 deg temp engagement. Huge temp swing, I would prefer a fan engagement, more around 185. Or has someone wired in a fan switch without hacking the harness!

Engine temperature sensor

I have a 2019 450ho, utility sportsman. Is there a different engine temperature sensor ( lower temp) for when the radiator fan will turn on. I really don't like the 200 deg temp engagement. Huge temp swing, I would prefer a fan engagement, more around 185. Or has someone wired in a fan switch without hacking the harness!