2004 Polaris Sportsman® 500 H.O.

2004 Polaris Sportsman® 500 H.O.

2004 Polaris Sportsman® 500 H.O. Specifications


Engine configuration Single-Cylinder
How many cylinders 1
Types of power cycles Four-stroke
Type of cooling system Liquid
Valves 4
Valves Per Cylinder 4
Valve types and configurations OHV
Bore (millimeters/inches) 92 / 3.62
Stroke (millimeters/inches) 75 / 2.96
Engine displacement (cubic centimeters/cubic inches) 498 / 30.4
Compression Ratio 10:2
Starter Type Electric / Pull
Fuel Regular
Type of Fuel Gas
Carb Model Mikuni
Carb +
Number Of Carburetors 1
Carburetor Size (mm) 40
Carburetor system Carb


Transmission Type CVT
Primary drive rear Shaft
Reverse +
Final Drive Ratio 3.16
Transmission Brand Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT)
High low range selector +

Wheels & Tires: Front (F), Rear (R):

Rims material Steel
Tire Brand Carlisle Badlands™
F Tire Width 205
Front Tire Aspect Ratio 80
F Wheel Diameter 12
R Tire Width 270
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio 60
R Wheel Diameter 12
F Tire Brand Carlisle Badlands 205/80 R12
R Tire Brand Carlisle Badlands 270/60 R12


Front Hydraulic Disc Brake
Rear Hydraulic Disc Brake
Engine Braking Std

Suspension: Front (F), Rear (R):

ATV F suspension system McPherson Strut
F Travel (millimeters/inches) 6.7 / 170.1
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
Front Central Suspension Strut
Steering Damper
ATV R suspension system Independent
R Travel (inches/millimeters) 9.5 / 241.3
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
ATV R shock absorbers 2
Rear Suspension Material Steel
Air Adjustable


Steering system Manual
Steering controller Handlebar

Technical Specifications:

Overall length (foot) 6.75
Overall width (inches/millimeters) 46 / 1168.4
Overall heigth (inches/millimeters) 47 / 1193.8
Wheelbase (in/mm) 50.5 / 1282.7
Turning Radius (ft) 5.4
Ground Clearance (in/mm) 11.25 / 285.8
Length (foot/foot) 6
Length (foot/inches) 9
ATV dry weight (pounds/kilograms) 697 / 316.2
Towing Capacity (lbs/kgs) 1225 / 555.7
GVWR (lbs/kgs) 1200 / 544.3
Fuel tank capacity (gallons/liters) 4.75 / 18
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc) 0.71


Seat Type One-Piece
Seat adjusting system
Material Vinyl
Seat Location Driver
Folding seat
Seat Height (in/mm) 34 / 863.6
ATV seats 1


ATV frame material Steel
Floor Board Location Driver
ATV handlebar grips Std
Front Fender Std
Rear Fender Std
Hand grips Std
Front Bumper Std
Rear Bumper Std
Front Fender Flairs Std
Rear Fender Flairs Std
Bash Plate (Front) +


Digital Instrumentation Std
Tachometer Std
Odometer Std
Speedometer Std
HourMeter Std
Over temperature indicator Light
Low fuel level indicator Gauge


Warranty (Months) 6
Battery Warranty (Mo.) 0


ATV Type Utility
Made in USA
Minimum manufacturer age recommended 16
Parent Company Polaris
Full 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
Limited Slip Differential Location Rear
Differential Lock Location Rear


Power Outlet Std


Capacity (lbs/kgs) 90 / 40.8


Halogen Headlight (s) Std
Headlight (s) Std
Type Halogen

Paint & Finish:

Metallic color

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