Pearl White ready for the trails and it has your name on it!

$91.00

Condition

USED

Year

2008

Make

POLARIS

Model

SPORTSMAN

Trim

500 HD AWD HO PS

Engine Displacement (CC)
Odometer (km)
Odometer (hrs)
Exterior Color

BLACK

Interior Color

WHITE

Description

2008 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 500 HD AWD HO PS

Pearl White ready for the trails and it has your name on it!

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The 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 is the 13th installment of Polaris’ best-selling ATV lineup. Featuring a powerful 499-cc engine, Electronic Fuel Injection, convertible trims, and rolled Independent Rear Suspension, this 4×4 is yet another step by the American firm in the right direction.
Reliable, powerful, and fuel-efficient, these quads can be seen virtually everywhere – on snow-capped mountains, muddy tracks, tight wooded trails, and hunting grounds. These hardy UTVs ushered the average folk toward the beauty and ruggedness of the outdoors. Even enthusiasts agree that these brutes were one of the firsts to introduce the concept of hybrid machines in the market.

Fuel & Lubrication
Oil capacity is 1.9 liters/2 US quarts of SAE 0W-40 Polaris Premium 4 All-Synthetic 4-Cycle Engine Oil or its equivalent. Alternative oil variants must have an API certification of at least SJ meeting JASO T903 MA and other manufacturer standards. Its lubrication is a pressurized dry-sump system that contributes to a more effective cooling system and longer oil change intervals.
On the other hand, the fuel system requires 16 liters/4.25 US gallons (High Output) or 22.7 liters/6 US gallons (standard/deluxe EFI, X2) of unleaded gasoline with a minimum PON 87-89 rating (oxygenated). Other components include an in-tank fuel pump (view on Amazon) and in-line/in-tank micron fuel filters.
Drivetrain
An automatic Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT) handles power, delivered by a Hilliard-type clutch assembly and a driveshaft with a H/L/N/R shift sequence. All trims have On-Demand™ AWD/2WD Drive System offering selectable driveline modes – 2WD, AWD, and Turf. Touring and X2 versions have ADC or Active Descent Control. But only the 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. is equipped with both parking and reverse.
Active Descent Control
This special feature enables all-wheel braking with the flick of a switch – perfect for descending steep inclines. Furthermore, these conditions must be met for this feature to work:
Release or close the throttle lever.
The AWD switch should be in the ADC 4WD position.
The quad speed must not exceed 15 mph (25 kph).
Transmission must be in high, low, or reverse gear.
Ignition
The ’08 model has a DC-CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition) and electric start system, and ignition timing requires an NGK BKR6E spark plug with a 0.035-inch (0.9-mm) gap. A triple-phase alternator with a 350-watt @ 6,000 RPM output serves as its charging system.
Located under the back left fender is a 12V, 30 Ah/10HR lead-acid YB14A-A2 battery (view on Amazon) that powers up the 12V DC outlet and any electronic accessories. The stock battery is a conventional type, but compatible lithium-ion or LiPO4 variants can replace it. Going for YTX14AH or YTX14AH-BS formats will require 10-mm spacers to fit in the battery box.
Lighting & Instrumentation
Dual 37-watt grille-mounted lights mounted on the front bumper and a 50-watt Halogen pod light provide the Sportsman 500 superior light distribution. Lighting also includes dual 8.26-watt brake lights, 26.9-watt taillight, single-watt indicators, and dual 13-watt work lights. As for instrumentation, the quad’s digital gauge has a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, trip meter, hour meter, clock, hi-temp/low-batt lights, and a fuel gauge.

Tires & Brakes
Standard trims have 26 x 8-12 front and 26 x 11-12 rear Titan tires mounted on stamped steel wheels and same-size Polaris PXT tires mounted on cast aluminum rims on Deluxe models. Recommended cold-tire pressure is 34.5 kPa (0.35 kg-f/cm2, 5 psi) but can be slightly aired down or inflated depending on terrain. Plus, ITP 6P0530 Mud Lite II All-Terrain Radials (view on Amazon) are more than suitable rear-tire replacements in the event of wear or damage.
The Sportsman 500 has dual hydraulic discs at the front and a single hydraulic disc at the rear, completing its tire-and-wheel assembly. EBS (Engine Braking System), which comes standard on Deluxe trims but not on base models, supplements its stopping power. DOT3 brake fluid is required when assembling or servicing brakes to prevent contamination and swelling of rubber components.
Suspension
The suspension system uses MacPherson strut front suspension with 8.2 inches/208 mm of travel and fully independent progressive-rate coilover shocks with an anti-roll bar, preload-adjustable spring tension shocks, and 9.5 inches/241 mm of travel.
Minimum ground clearance is plenty at 11.25 inches/286 mm and enables riders to traverse bumpy terrain with confidence. However, it is not the case for the 6×6 version, which has a 6-inch drawback.
The 3/4-inch improvement in wheel travel in the rear coupled with a 5.4-feet/1.6-meter turning radius lends to impressive cornering angles. Moreover, its 50.5-inch wheelbase, raised rear-seat footrests, and ergonomic handholds support vehicle stability, improved passenger input, and active weight shifting.
Dimensions
Overall vehicle dimensions are 83 x 48 x 48 inches. The seat height is 33.8 – 34 inches/857 – 864 mm, which pairs nicely with the raised footrests. Dry weight is 715 lbs. and 324 Kg for the H.O. model, 722 lbs. and 327 Kg for the H.O. RSE/Mossy Oak® Break-Up™ Camouflage trim, 895 lbs. and 406 Kg for the 6×6, and 798 – 830 lbs. and 362 – 376.5 Kg for the X2 version.
Both wheelbase and length of the X2 units are 10 inches more compared to standard models. 6x6s are 20 inches longer but two (2) inches narrower than the rest of the trims. Touring versions are somewhere between these figures but still retain the same width and height as the base Sportsman 500.