With good splash protection and the flexibility of four wheel drive, utility machines offered these riders the ability to get out and ride year round regardless of weather. Bike went back to Dealer to be fixed, took 22 days before I heard back on fix, I demanded I sit down with Owner of Dealer and Polaris Factory Rep, never happened but did receive a call from owner of dealer, to them I said I wanted my money back or a new bike cannot trust this bike I paid over 10K for and am still making payments, payments. Elka rear shock with remote reservoir, Nerf bars, flowed carb with divider plate, extended swing arm with adjustable carrier, extended a-arms, custom exhaust, ported and polished cylinder housing, squished head, rear disk brake, flat track tires with Douglas wheels. No stuck in swamps or high speed trail riding. The ground clearance is 4. A simple swap to a lower height aftermarket bar will go a long way in curing this issue.
The dealers that I associate with are holding on to them because their service shops are extremely busy with repair and warranty work on the Polaris line! We easily crossed every water hole on the trails whether only a few inches deep or nearly up to the seat. This unit is also getting new air filter, oil and full fluid change every 25 hours. We had a Polaris 500 side by side 2 person for 12 years and we loved it. I am 67 years old. The camshaft has worn out after only 483 hours. The first thing you notice when you look at the Scrambler 500 is its striking Indy red and white color scheme.
Nice job Polaris engineers with fancy degrees who probably don't even ride or work outside with the machines they are designing! The motor pulls well hammering turn to turn in tight trees. Made all the necessary maintenance procedures. While its newer competitors sport modern looking digital dash panels, the Scrambler still uses its extremely basic reverse, neutral and hi temp indicator lights. Steering accuracy is good and we never managed to blow a corner on the machine. The Scrambler was instantly embraced by the media and the performance starved consumers of the time. Just because you have had credit challenges in the past does not mean your down payment may be higher than the one listed.
Keep you posted on next go around. Below is the information on the 2004 Polaris Scrambler 500. There are also many more little things about the machine that keep going wrong. Anyone one else that has this situation? They also said they might have to replace the entire front diff, but that the problem was likely to occur again, and that Polaris had a different front shaft on the new models to address this issue does everyone else smell the same thing I do? We thought it was the dealership the first time and changed dealers; they are not happy about warranty work since they don't get paid the same as a regular repair. True to its sporty nature, at the rear Polaris gave the Scrambler a steel swingarm, a single shock, disc brakes, a solid axle, and chain drive with a super easy to use eccentric chain adjustment system.
To view more specifications, visit our. To get them to believe me that it was overheating during normal riding conditions I drove around the dealership parking lot until it overheated. I work hard for my money, and I take care of the things I buy with it, including the Ranger. The Scrambler also featured sport tuned suspension with a generous amount of wheel travel. As soon as we got back from our first trip problems started appearing: broken hub, shot bushings all of them , snapped belt, shot ball joints, spongy shocks, rusted throttle cable which almost killed me because got stuck at 4500 rpm on a sharp turn , and shot brake pads.
Thankfully, maintenance tasks are extremely easy on the Scrambler 500 4x4. See the for more information. It was serviced regularly and used on ranch roads. The standard Sportsman 500 H. To view more specifications, visit our Detailed Specifications. The only offer from Polaris was to extend the warranty for 6 months. The information on our website is general in nature and is not intended as a substitute for competent legal advice.
Write a Review and rate the 2004 Polaris Scrambler 500. At one point we forgot the machine was in all wheel drive until we noticed how easily the Scrambler clawed its way up the hill with virtually no hint of wheel spin. For detailed information visit Repocast. Switching between them is convenient thanks to the shifter located inboard on the right front fender. Any hiccups I will keep all parties informed.
I talked with my brother, who has essentially the same machine, and problem. Engine dropped intake valve cracked stem at 100 hours and 1011 miles. They are bringing it back tomorrow so we will see. That is why we bought another one but now we are not so sure. The Scrambler features a tubular steel chassis with McPherson strut front suspension and a solid axle swingarm monoshock design in the rear.