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Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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Have a 2005 Polaris sportsman 500 ho. it will idle but will

Customer Question

have a 2005 Polaris sportsman 500 ho. it will idle but will not rev up,shuts down if I try to rev it up.what should I look for?
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: 500cc
JA: What is the model of your '05 motorcycle?
Customer: polaris sportsman ho quad
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: sprayed with gumout
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  kwiggins29059 replied 2 months ago.

Hello, was it stored with gas in it for a period of time?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
was riding when it shut down.will idle but will not rev up
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
shuts down when I try to rev it up
Expert:  kwiggins29059 replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for the additional information, can you try accelerating with the choke on this will help with the troubleshooting process.