2017 Polaris Sportsman 450 Spark plug - ATVConnection.com ATV Enthusiast Community



Polaris Discussions about Polaris ATVs.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-12-2018, 10:09 PM
Weekend Warrior
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 8
Default 2017 Polaris Sportsman 450 Spark plug

Sounds stupid but where the heck is the spark plug in this machine? Wonít start, pretty sure itís the spark plug. Lots of YouTube videos on the 2016 but the 2017 sportsman 450 engine is different! Anybody change one on a 2017?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-12-2018, 11:19 PM
jumbofrank's Avatar
Moto Psycho
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,959
Default

I don't know, but simple things like that should be in the owner's manual.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-12-2018, 11:23 PM
Weekend Warrior
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jumbofrank View Post
I don't know, but simple things like that should be in the owner's manual.
I thought so too buts not.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-12-2018, 11:51 PM
jumbofrank's Avatar
Moto Psycho
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,959
Default

That's odd. The manual for my 500 has a page and a half about spark plugs in the maintenance section, plus the specifications in the back of the manual tells you what plug to use, and what the gap is. I can get to my spark plug when I take the right side panel off. Maybe you have to pull the side panels off to see yours.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-13-2018, 12:03 AM
Weekend Warrior
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jumbofrank View Post
That's odd. The manual for my 500 has a page and a half about spark plugs in the maintenance section, plus the specifications in the back of the manual tells you what plug to use, and what the gap is. I can get to my spark plug when I take the right side panel off. Maybe you have to pull the side panels off to see yours.
Is your 500 a 2017? Maybe itís the same.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-13-2018, 01:04 AM
jumbofrank's Avatar
Moto Psycho
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,959
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TamikGordons View Post

Is your 500 a 2017? Maybe it’s the same.
Mine is a 2008 with a Fuji 500. It's in my signature below. Yours is a detuned ProStar 500, so they're totally different engines. BTW yours puts out 33 HP according to Polaris and mine is somewhere between 36 and 38 HP, depending on where you get the numbers from.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-13-2018, 08:00 AM
old polaris tech's Avatar
Polaris ATV Expert
Retired and loving it!
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 23,679
Default

Easier to get to looks like than the left plug on the old 800 engine. Under the seat behind the oil fill cap.
Attached Thumbnails
2017 Polaris Sportsman 450 Spark plug-img_0232.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-13-2018, 09:16 AM
Weekend Warrior
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by old polaris tech View Post
Easier to get to looks like than the left plug on the old 800 engine. Under the seat behind the oil fill cap.
Thatís where it is up to 2016. 2017 engines changed.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-13-2018, 09:47 AM
old polaris tech's Avatar
Polaris ATV Expert
Retired and loving it!
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 23,679
Default

Then from what I've read look towards the front of the engine.Supposedly they moved forward.Didn't read to where they they could be on the side of the head but possible.Post a pic for everyone when you find it..
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-13-2018, 02:52 PM
Weekend Warrior
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jumbofrank View Post
Mine is a 2008 with a Fuji 500. It's in my signature below. Yours is a detuned ProStar 500, so they're totally different engines. BTW yours puts out 33 HP according to Polaris and mine is somewhere between 36 and 38 HP, depending on where you get the numbers from.
I was using my cell. Signatures are not shown in mobile app
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2017 Polaris sportsman 850 rolls over but won't start idm1996 Polaris 2 12-18-2017 09:24 AM
trying to decide between a 2017 honda rubicon DCT or a 2017 grizz 700 maybehonda Honda 14 06-13-2017 08:28 AM
2017 Polaris Sportsman 570 Touring 2up (purchased yesterday) tac1 Polaris 6 02-24-2017 09:15 PM
Meet the All-New 2017 Polaris Sportsman 6◊6 Big Boss ATVC Correspondent Polaris 11 03-26-2016 01:25 PM
Raptor: spark plug NGK-DPR8E-A9-00 PLUG, SPARK (NGK DPR8EA-9) (U49) ?? eman4000 Yamaha 1 05-03-2002 09:02 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: