Did you find a replacement? Which part did you use. Do you have any info about a recall?
I have a 2003 Sportsman 600 with 29 hours and 271 miles. It has been sitting in the garage for the last 2 years. I started it a few times during that period. Now it has no spark. Do you know of any way to test the CDI?
This will be my first and last Polaris. It looks like I bought a piece of CRAP
that has a smooth ride, if you want to tow it behind something else.
I also had the drive belt delaminate at 56 miles. What a qualtity product.
Save yourself a lot of money and frustration - DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON A POLARIS
. I never will again.
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Some more info I found out
Polaris only used the CDI #4010785 until 2/23/03. After that the stator and CDI were changed to a different model. See http://www.worldofpowersports....UAL%20PN%209918610.pdf
The parts in question are on page D13.
Why would they do that? Probably because they knew that the part being used was defective. Why did Ducati stop making it? The same reason that Polaris switched - it was a defective design!
Why doesn't Polaris do the stand up thing and recall the defective parts? They don't care about the consumers of their low quality products. They only care about taking their money.
I sent a couple of emails to Polaris and got back some stupid response thanking me for being a loyal friend. I sent a response that I am NOT their loyal friend, but thought that they should recall their defective product. As expected, nothing there.
I took it to the dealer and had the 2202603 retrofit kit installed. After 3-1/2 hours last Sunday it was still running fine. I was happy that the dealer, Valley Cycle in Bakersfield, matched the price from Cheapcycleparts.com on the parts, which was $100 less than list price. It cost me $680 P&L to get it repaired. I really don't have any complaint about the dealer, but I'll likely never buy another Polaris product due to the corporate attitude that you'll buy whatever crap they put out. They remind me of GM and Microsoft.
The 2007 Suzuki Vinson 500 I picked up last week has many more positives than negatives when compared to the Sportsman. If it is reliable over a period of time, Suzuki will have the upper hand when I purchase my next ATV.