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Old 11-21-2004, 09:16 PM
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Default Polaris Sportsman 500 Ho 2004.5 Grinding noise ?

Hello All ! Im new to the site and exicted to be here. I really could use some input on the newest problem my Polaris has had. It is a 2004.5 Sportsman 500 ho. When you first take off in high gear but your going slow I hear a grinding noise almost as if it where chain drive and the chain was slipping . It stops once your underway and will only do it when you are just barely moving in high gear. I also did notice the other day that I started it in gear and it begain to take off by itself slowly of course but it was "creeping" The noise I hear doesn't seem to be engine but rather transmission noise? Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks in advance ! JIm
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:20 PM
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Default Polaris Sportsman 500 Ho 2004.5 Grinding noise ?

Welcome Jim....
I believe the noise you hear is normal. I have a '05 700 EFI and it is really loud on the 700's....sounds like a chain slapping, etc. Its in the drivetrain...i.e. clutch/transmission....

Do a search in the Polaris forum for 'noise' and you can read all about it and other owners of the 500....

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Old 11-22-2004, 01:05 AM
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Default Polaris Sportsman 500 Ho 2004.5 Grinding noise ?

is this grinding noise continual until you get moving or does it do it once or twice
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Old 11-22-2004, 01:06 AM
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Default Polaris Sportsman 500 Ho 2004.5 Grinding noise ?

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Old 11-22-2004, 01:45 AM
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Default Polaris Sportsman 500 Ho 2004.5 Grinding noise ?

The noise stops after you get moving !
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Old 11-22-2004, 02:02 AM
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Default Polaris Sportsman 500 Ho 2004.5 Grinding noise ?

well to tell you the truth my sportsman does not make a grinding noise but more of a clunking noise
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Old 11-22-2004, 02:07 AM
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Default Polaris Sportsman 500 Ho 2004.5 Grinding noise ?

i was thinking he was more talking about the clunking noise....since he said it sounds like 'chain was slipping'....granted it doesn't have a chain, but his reference was to the sound....so I'm guessing this is the sound that all the Polaris's make...
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:56 AM
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Default Polaris Sportsman 500 Ho 2004.5 Grinding noise ?

might want to inspect the condition of your drive belt, might be the problem .
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:05 AM
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Default Polaris Sportsman 500 Ho 2004.5 Grinding noise ?

I guess it is more of a "clunking noise" The machine has 54 hours on it and I had never herd the noise before. I had a 2001 500 ho that as far as I can remember never made the noise. Well I can just wait and see if it gets worse. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:44 PM
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Default Polaris Sportsman 500 Ho 2004.5 Grinding noise ?

if i do recall correctly there is a place where you can tighten the ammount of play in your drive train on the right side of the tranny that might need adjusting... my sportsman does make a very noticable clunking noise.. from what im hearing by your description it is normal as elkbow mententioned before... in other cases ride someone elses... just a thought
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