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Old 06-25-2005, 03:44 PM
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Default What RPM does your 2005 SP500HO Idle at?

Just got mine and it seems like it is having problems idleing, it says between 700 and 850 somewhere in that
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Old 06-25-2005, 03:55 PM
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Default What RPM does your 2005 SP500HO Idle at?

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Just got mine and it seems like it is having problems idleing, it says between 700 and 850 somewhere in the range?
At 6400 feet where our cabin is, my wife's and my two new Sportsman 500 idle at an average of 900 to 1000 RPM. But higher altitudes around 9800 feet they fall to between 700 and 800 RPM.

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Old 06-25-2005, 04:58 PM
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Default What RPM does your 2005 SP500HO Idle at?

anyone know y on my 04 400 all it says is 101 now instead of rpm. it just suddenly happendd when i went to drive it?
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Old 06-25-2005, 08:56 PM
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Default What RPM does your 2005 SP500HO Idle at?

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anyone know y on my 04 400 all it says is 101 now instead of rpm. it just suddenly happendd when i went to drive it?
did you happen to push your reverse overide button. and now it shows miles. just keep pushing the button until the rpms show back up
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Old 06-25-2005, 11:09 PM
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Default What RPM does your 2005 SP500HO Idle at?

It's supposed to be 1100 + or - 200 rpm. There is an idle adjustment screw next to the left plastic panel after you pull it. You have to turn that up (clockwise).

However, at the same time you have to make sure that the throttle cable adjustment is correct. It's about 4 inches down from the thumb throttle. You have to spread the rubber boot to reveal the screw.

If you have too little play in the thumb throttle then the quad will stall because of the electronic cut off. You want to adjust it for ~1/16" play. The idle need to be corrected too. You have to play with both to get it right. You don't want to just adjust one. Adjust both.

After you do all this give us a report.

If you have any questions, ask now.

By the way, in weather below 70 degrees mine idles like crap. I have narrowed it down to the pilot jet needing adjustment. Too bad the government required Polaris to put a brass plug over the screw so you can't adjust it. Next time I'll get the EFI.

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Old 06-26-2005, 12:43 AM
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Default What RPM does your 2005 SP500HO Idle at?

ok thanks farmer boyi fixed it. do you have to hold that button down in reverse to make it go faster?
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Old 06-26-2005, 11:44 PM
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Default What RPM does your 2005 SP500HO Idle at?

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ok thanks farmer boyi fixed it. do you have to hold that button down in reverse to make it go faster?
yup sure do. and when you do the screen will flash slow. just be careful goin fast in reverse
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