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Old 03-15-2016, 02:30 PM
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Default 2006 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO Choke Cable Retracts

Just bought a 2006 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO, when I pull out the choke cable it retracts back half way, are these adjustable at all or do I need a new one?
 
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Turn the rubber covered choke base nut inward a tad. It tightens pressure on the choke shaft allowing it to stay out.
 
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Old 03-15-2016, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by old polaris tech View Post
Turn the rubber covered choke base nut inward a tad. It tightens pressure on the choke shaft allowing it to stay out.
Carb side or speedometer side?
 
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The rubber covered nut on the headlight pod that holds the choke lever in place.
 
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Originally Posted by old polaris tech View Post
The rubber covered nut on the headlight pod that holds the choke lever in place.
Where the screwdriver is pointing?

 
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Yep that one. Tighter you turn it the more pressure it puts on the shaft. Plus by the looks of it a little steel wool, WD 40 or PB Blaster on the shaft to get rid of the rust.
 
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Originally Posted by old polaris tech View Post
Yep that one. Tighter you turn it the more pressure it puts on the shaft.
Didnt work, tightened it and didnt help then I think it jumped threads so definitely doesnt tighten now, ill just have to hold it out, or get a new cable
 
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Old 03-17-2016, 05:56 PM
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Didnt work, tightened it and didnt help then I think it jumped threads so definitely doesnt tighten now, ill just have to hold it out, or get a new cable
Then time to get a new choke assy or continue to hold the choke out by hand..http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polaris-Spor...JWZz6t&vxp=mtr Or 43 bucks for an oem choke assy.http://www.cyclepartswarehouse.com/f...06&fveh=284163
 
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:17 PM
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Out of curiosity I know a lot of shop ebay for parts, but why? Amazon has most everything for what I have noticed as cheaper
http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-10-0090-Black-Throttle/dp/B000N5R8FC http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-10-0090-Black-Throttle/dp/B000N5R8FC
 
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:17 AM
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The cable you listed was a throttle cable. Sometimes you can get good deals on Amazon but be careful. Even the choke cable I looked up for your machine shows it doesn't fit. Plus not always,but most of the time shipping costs are added. A lot of ebay items are listed as free shipping.
Amazon.com: Motion Pro 10-0088 Choke Cable for Polaris: Automotive Amazon.com: Motion Pro 10-0088 Choke Cable for Polaris: Automotive
Even this cable with shipping is cheaper than ones on Amazon and show to fit your model. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polaris-Sportsman-500-HO-2001-2013-Choke-Cable-/381486895983?hash=item58d264136f:g:rAQAAOSw7FRWZz6w&vxp=mtr You just have to check out several places before you order online.
 
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