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Old 04-05-2012, 11:13 PM
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Default 2002 polaris sportsman 700 twin wont start

hello people i picked up a 02 sportsman 700 and was told it had a carb issue quad only has 2500 miles on it and has sat for 2 years min. i took on the project bc its a family members atv and told them id get it running but for the life of me i cant find out whats wrong this is my fisrt polaris so any help would be greatly needed
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:23 AM
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Welcome to the forum! If the carb has been cleaned,fresh fuel,etc, but you can't get it started,you might want to check that it has spark.Look at all the posts on the Ducati Ignition problems on the 2002 to early 2004 Sportsman 600 and 700s. Complete replacement ignition kits are available if this is your problem. OPT
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by check post what exactley do you mean im new to polaris and know nothing about them idk how this quad has sat or anything but i know for a fact it dosent have spark
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By check posts he means check the treads on this message board for the ducati ignition problems
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by check post what exactley do you mean im new to polaris and know nothing about them idk how this quad has sat or anything but i know for a fact it dosent have spark
Sorry! Didn't make it clear enough! Just go to the top of the page and click on "search" and enter something like "Sportsman 700 ignition" Should give you answers IF you don't have spark. The replacement ignition kit kit if needed is # 2202602. Check Cycle Parts Warehouse OR Cheap Cycle Parts if you need to order the kit as these are about the cheapest online. OPT
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:20 PM
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so i cut back the sparkplug wires and i have spark but its a real weak spark and still will not fire even if i spray starting fluid into it would a really weak battery affect this or is something else wrong?
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:47 AM
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Just get the updated ignition kit! This was a very common problem. Some would run but backfire and no power,others would have weak spark like yours and wouldn't crank. Have had a couple customers that just killed the atv and wouldn't start back! Order the #2202602 Kokusan ignition kit. OPT
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id go out and spend whatever i needed to fix this quad bc its in amazing condition for an 02 but its not my quad and the owner is being cheap
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Just tell the owner he can push it instead of driving it then! OPT
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sorry its been awhile but i got the quad running like a top and i didnt put a dime into it other then just fresh gas but my question is once i get goin 40 mph on the dot the quad cuts out bogs down and almost dies until i get it stopped and the message center flashes stAtr i thought it ment stator but ive called 3 service centers and no one wants to give me an answer unless i pay shop fees for them to look at it any help would be awesome
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