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Here, I have 2010 sportsman 500 HO, no power when keyed on.

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Hello Pearl. John here, I have 2010 sportsman 500 HO, no power when keyed on. cant find diagram of electrical system for diagnose. I bought the atv with this problem so I would like to figure this out with out taking it to dealer.
JA: Have you checked the spark plugs? When was your air filter last changed?
Customer: I have checked plug and filter, replaced the fuel as well. it wont power up when u turn the key on, no lights, no gauge display, nothing.
JA: What is the model of your '10 motorcycle?
Customer: Its a 2010 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I am. I have tested battery and verified 12 vlt at solenoid. I need diagram of electrical system can u help?
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No sorry
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 5 months ago.

Hi John and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, it would appear that the Polaris is electrically/completely dead. Proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done):

  • • check the fusible link from the starting solenoid's battery + terminal;
  • • check fuse block and reset circuit breakers.