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2008 Polaris Sportsman 500, 500 EFI, 500 EFI Scandinavian, 500 HO, Touring 500 EFI, Touring 500 EFI Quadricycle manual

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To make it easier for you to choose the right manual, we have compiled various information for you below, such as model designations, types, and production years. The manual is valid for the following models: Sportsman 500 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI Scandinavian 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO 2008 Polaris Sportsman Touring 500 EFI 2008 Polaris Sportsman Touring 500 EFI Quadricycle Production/model years: 2008 Manual Language: English Printable: Yes Delivery: Download link will appear on the checkout page after your payment is complete. Instant delivery: Your download link will appear on the checkout page after your payment is complete. # ³ "Maintain Your ATV with Ease: Get the PDF Handbook for the 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 Series" If you own a 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500, 500 EFI, 500 EFI Scandinavian, 500 HO, Touring 500 EFI, or Touring 500 EFI Quadricycle, it's essential to have access to comprehensive engine specifications, maintenance tips, common issues, tuning options, and more. In this guide, we'll provide you with detailed technical data, maintenance intervals, popular modifications, available accessories, owner reviews, and crucial information about these versatile ATVs. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a new owner, this guide will help you keep your Polaris Sportsman running smoothly and maximize your off-road adventures. Engine specifications/technical data: • Engine type: 498cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled • Fuel delivery: Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) • Starting system: Electric start • Transmission: Automatic PVT (Polaris Variable Transmission) with forward, neutral, and reverse • Drive system: On-Demand True AWD/2WD • Suspension: Front and rear independent suspension • Front suspension travel: 8.2 inches • Rear suspension travel: 9.5 inches • Front brakes: Hydraulic disc • Rear brakes: Hydraulic disc • Fuel capacity: 4.1 gallons • Ground clearance: 11.25 inches • Wheelbase: 50.5 inches • Dry weight: 695 lbs • Towing capacity: 1,225 lbs • Cargo box capacity: 180 lbs • Hitch towing rating: 1,500 lbs • Front tire size: 25x8-12 • Rear tire size: 25x11-12 • Lighting: Dual halogen headlights and taillights • Colors available: Sage Green, Indy Red, Mossy Oak Camo Facts and details: - The 500 EFI Scandinavian model is specifically designed for cold-weather riding with enhanced cold-start capabilities and an adjustable hand and thumb warmer. - The Touring 500 EFI Quadricycle variant offers a comfortable two-up riding experience with a passenger seat and backrest. - All models in the series feature MacPherson strut front suspension and fully independent rear suspension for optimal handling and comfort. - The automatic PVT transmission allows for seamless shifting and smooth acceleration, making it ideal for various terrains. - The On-Demand True AWD/2WD system automatically engages all four wheels when extra traction is needed, providing enhanced control and maneuverability. - With a towing capacity of 1,225 lbs and a hitch towing rating of 1,500 lbs, these ATVs are capable of handling light to moderate towing tasks. - The 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI model comes equipped with electronic fuel injection, ensuring reliable starting and improved fuel efficiency. - The 500 HO variant features a carbureted engine, offering a more traditional fuel delivery system. - These ATVs have a spacious cargo box with a capacity of 180 lbs, providing ample storage for gear and supplies. - The high ground clearance of 11.25 inches allows for traversing rugged terrains without worrying about obstacles. - The front and rear hydraulic disc brakes offer strong and reliable stopping power in various riding conditions. - Dual halogen headlights provide excellent visibility during nighttime rides and low-light conditions. - The 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 series is known for its durability, versatility, and ability to handle a wide range of outdoor activities. Maintenance intervals, general tips, and common issues: ► Regular maintenance intervals include oil and filter changes every 50 hours or six months, whichever comes first. ► Air filter cleaning or replacement is recommended every 50 hours or as needed based on riding conditions. ► Grease all fittings, including the suspension, steering, and drivetrain, every 25 hours of operation. ► Check and adjust the drive belt tension periodically to ensure optimal performance and longevity. ► Inspect and clean the spark plug every 100 hours or as recommended in the owner's manual. ► Keep the ATV's radiator and cooling fins clean to prevent overheating. ► Regularly inspect the tires for wear and adjust the tire pressure as recommended. ► Check and maintain proper battery voltage and connections for reliable starting. ► One common issue reported with the 500 EFI models is a faulty fuel pump, which may require replacement. ► Another issue encountered by some owners is a malfunctioning speedometer or instrument cluster, which may need recalibration or replacement. ► In some cases, electrical issues such as blown fuses or loose connections can cause intermittent starting or operational problems. Popular tuning tips or modifications: * Install an aftermarket exhaust system to improve engine performance and enhance the exhaust note. * Upgrade the air intake system with a high-flow air filter and intake kit for increased airflow and power. * Install a winch for added versatility and recovery capabilities during off-road adventures. * Upgrade the suspension components, such as shocks and springs, to improve ride quality and handling. * Consider installing a power programmer or ECU tuner to optimize the fuel and ignition maps for better performance. * Add fender flares to protect the ATV's bodywork from mud and debris. * Install handguards to shield your hands from branches, rocks, and other trail hazards. * Consider upgrading the lighting system with LED headlights and auxiliary lights for improved visibility during nighttime rides. Available accessories, attachments, and aftermarket options: ■ Front brush guard ■ Rear cargo rack ■ Gun scabbard mount ■ Snowplow attachment ■ Cargo box extender ■ Front and rear bumpers ■ Skid plates for underbody protection ■ ATV storage covers ■ Windshields and wind deflectors ■ Rearview mirrors ■ Heated grips and thumb warmer kits ■ Winch kits ■ ATV GPS and navigation systems Owner reviews and opinions about the strengths and weaknesses: Strengths: ☺ Reliable and durable construction for long-lasting performance. ☺ Excellent off-road capabilities and traction with the AWD system. ☺ Smooth and responsive power delivery for a wide range of riding conditions. ☺ Comfortable ride quality, especially with the independent suspension. ☺ Versatile utility features, such as the cargo box and towing capacity. Weaknesses: ☻ Some owners have reported issues with the fuel pump and speedometer, as mentioned earlier. ☻ The stock tires may not provide optimal performance in certain terrain conditions. ☻ The ATV's weight can make it challenging to maneuver in tight spaces or on narrow trails. ☻ The stock exhaust system may be restrictive for those seeking a more aggressive sound or increased performance. Frequently repaired components and commonly broken parts: → Drive belt replacement and adjustment are commonly required due to wear and tear. → Suspension components, such as bushings and shocks, may require replacement or maintenance over time. → Starter motors can experience issues and may need repair or replacement. → Ignition switches and electrical connections can become loose or faulty. → Ball joints and wheel bearings may wear out and require replacement. → Brake pads and rotors can wear down and need regular inspection and replacement. → CV joints and boots should be inspected for damage or wear, as they can affect drivetrain performance. Access the comprehensive shop manual by Polaris for instant download by clicking the green button. Upon completing the payment, the checkout page will display the download link for the official Polaris OEM shop manual and parts catalog. Additionally, you will receive an immediate email containing the payment and download information. §
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