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Christopher, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 6666
Experience:  20 yrs. experience as motorcycle, dirt bike, ATV, UTV and watercraft technician.
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Cross jumped battery on 97 Polaris sportsman, replaced

Customer Question

cross jumped battery on 97 Polaris sportsman, replaced battery, nothing works
JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?
Customer: battery is good, no leaks.
JA: What is the model of your '97 motorcycle?
Customer: 1997 Polaris 5oo sportsman atv
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: replaced battery, can't find any fusible links
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Christopher replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JA

The positive battery cable is where the fusible link was located, given the age of the machine its likely been switched out. Your positive batter terminal may have 2 wires on it, if so, the link will be in the smaller gauge wire, if you only have one wire at the terminal, follow it to the solenoid, you will find at least 2. The link below will provide you with the info to repair the link, Polaris wants 30+$ for a replacement.

If you any questions or problems, post them here and we can continue to work on a solution. Please remember to rate my assistance, it is the only way I am compensated for my time...Thanks

Expert:  Christopher replied 10 months ago.

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