2004 Polaris Sportsman® 500 H.O.

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2004 Polaris Sportsman® 500 H.O. Specifications

Model Type  Utility
BASE MSRP(US)  $6,599.00
Dealers Polaris Dealers
Warranty  6
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  OHV
Bore (mm/in)  92 / 3.62
Stroke (mm/in)  75 / 2.96
Displacement (cc/ci)  498 / 30.4
Compression Ratio  10:2
Starter  Electric / Pull
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Mikuni
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  40
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission Type  Continuously Variable (CVT)
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Reverse  Yes
Final Drive Ratio  3.16
Transmission Brand  Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT)
Hi / Low Range  Yes
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Chromed  No
Tire Brand  Carlisle Badlands™
Front Tire Width  205
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Front Wheel Diameter  12
Rear Tire Width  270
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  60
Rear Wheel Diameter  12
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Carlisle Badlands 205/80 R12
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Carlisle Badlands 270/60 R12
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Engine Braking  Standard
Front Suspension Type  McPherson Strut
Front Travel (in/mm)  6.7 / 170.1
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Independent
Rear Travel (in/mm)  9.5 / 241.3
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  No
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Air Adjustable  No
Steering Type  Manual
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  6.75
Width (in/mm)  46 / 1168.4
Height (in/mm)  47 / 1193.8
Wheelbase (in/mm)  50.5 / 1282.7
Turning Radius (ft)  5.4
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  11.25 / 285.8
Length (ft/ft)  6
Length (ft/in)  9
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  697 / 316.2
Towing Capacity (lbs/kgs)  1225 / 555.7
GVWR (lbs/kgs)  1200 / 544.3
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.75 / 18
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  0.71
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  34 / 863.6
Number Of Seats  1
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver
Hand Grips  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Front Bumper  Standard
Rear Bumper  Standard
Front Fender Flairs  Standard
Rear Fender Flairs  Standard
Bash Plate (Front)  Yes
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Hour Meter  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Warranty (Months)  6
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
Generic Type (Primary)  Utility
Manufacturer Country  USA
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Polaris
Display Name  Sportsman® 500 H.O.
Towing & Hauling:  
Tongue Weight (lbs/kgs)  120 / 54.4
Drive Line:  
Driveline Brand  On-Demand™
Driveline Type  Selectable 4X2 / 4X4
Number Of Driveline Modes  2
Rear Unlocking Differential  No
Limited Slip Differential Location  Rear
Differential Lock Location  Rear
Power Outlet  Standard
Capacity (lbs/kgs)  90 / 40.8
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No

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By Kenton Dell(Owner), May. 16, 2010
the polaris sportsman 500 H.O. is a really good atv for playing in the sand pits, riding on trails, going throw mud and water. it is able to tow some heavy things like a tent trail or a snowmobile trailer. with the all wheel drive on demand comes in hands for cleaning the drive way in the winter. ha... Read Full Review


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Ive plowed snow,hauled huge logs,and even made new trails with this machine. The only major problem ive had was the plastic fender flares and the floor boards getting cracked. It always does well during our local "mud run" and only let me down once in the last 8 years with a broken a-arm w... Read Full Review


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By lynne(Owner), Apr. 29, 2011
Just took my bike out for the summer came to take it out no more power so we pulled out and put it in our garage took the battery out to recharge and put it back there were power enough to view my gage of gas metter but not enough to start my quad; so we tried busting it notting comes on anymore ... Read Full Review


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