How do you shift a Polaris Sportsman?

How do you shift a Polaris Sportsman?

To change gears, stop the vehicle and, with the engine idling and brakes applied, move the shift lever to the desired gear. Do not attempt to shift gears with engine speed above idle or while the vehicle is moving.

How does 4 wheel drive work on Polaris Sportsman?

Polaris uses a mechanical “hilliard” system in the front differential to automatically select 4WD and also to apply locking to the front differential. The system can sense when more traction is required and it allows both automatic differential locking and auto 4WD selection on the fly.

How fast will a 2020 Polaris Sportsman 850 go?

73 mph on the GPS on a bone stock’12 850 with Carlise 489’s.

Why is it hard to shift gears on my ATV?

If the ATV, for some reason, idles higher than it’s supposed to, it may cause the clutch to engage slightly, putting a small but constant tension to the metal gears inside the gearbox. This pressure on the gears makes the ATV very hard to shift. For carbureted ATVs, there will be an adjustment screw to set the idle.

How many gears does a Polaris Sportsman have?

ORVs have five gears: park (P), reverse (R), neutral (N), low gear (L) and high gear (H). To change gears, stop the vehicle and, with the engine idling and brakes applied, move the shift lever to the desired gear. Do not attempt to shift gears with engine speed above idle or while the vehicle is moving.

What is the gear selector on a Polaris?

In addition, Polaris Off-Road Vehicles have a gear selector for use when the vehicle is not in motion. ORVs have five gears: park (P), reverse (R), neutral (N), low gear (L) and high gear (H). To change gears, stop the vehicle and, with the engine idling, move the shift lever to the desired gear.

When to use high gear on a Polaris Ranger?

High gear is intended for higher speed use on hard-packed surfaces with light loads. Using high gear for heavy loads, hilly terrain or in wet, muddy conditions will decrease drive belt life.

When to shift to low gear on an ATV?

Always shift into low gear when operating in rough terrain or over obstacles, loading the vehicle onto a trailer, towing heavy loads or operating consistently at low speeds. On Scrambler and Sportsman ATVs, use low gear when pulling a heavy load at less than 7 miles per hour for extended periods and when operating uphill at a slow speed.