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Old 03-15-2016, 01:30 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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