View Full Version : Top End Bogging....
02-29-2008, 12:55 PM
I've been having a few problems with my 98 Polaris Indy 500 Classic Touring. It keeps bogging at around 6500 RPM and wont go any higher. I just put fresh gas and a bottle of Iso-Heet in it and i'm waiting to ride tonight. I only rode it this morning for about a half-hour, and it was bogging still, but 3 times it went back to normal as long as i kept the throttle on. as soon as i'd let it off and let the revs drop, it'd start bogging again.
or should i just try to let it keep running the iso-heet through?
02-29-2008, 02:34 PM
try cleaning carbs sounds like you have some trash in the fuel system
02-29-2008, 03:58 PM
Do you have reason to think you have a bad moisture problem in the fuel?? If so, then maybe the isoheet might help. I would think that you need to clean your carbs and make sure you start it back up with new, clean gas. Don't clean the carbs and run cruddy gas through it.
03-02-2008, 07:50 PM
How many miles on your plugs?
03-06-2008, 09:08 AM
i got it working by draining all of the old gas out of the tank and refilling it with new gas, and i also cleaned the carbs and put new plugs in, even though the plugs were still fairly new. BUT, after a day of riding it, it started bogging out a lot, and now the clutch-side cylinder isnt getting ignition. The electrical system is functioning normally, its getting a good spark, but the fuel's just not igniting. It makes it backfire a lot too. Its seeming like this clutch-side carb is giving me a lot of trouble
any ideas on what could be wrong now?
03-06-2008, 10:35 PM
make sure that carb is fully seeted and tight to the boot. next time it boggs pop the hood and check the color of the plugs. you may have gottem more crap into the crabs also. if it ran good and then all of a suddlen started to run crappy. you could have jard somthing loose and now its pluggen up your carb.
just things i would do.
03-07-2008, 07:15 AM
Another thing to check if you think you have a water problem, is the catch hose on the bottom of the carbs. Pull them off, let everything drain out of the carb, including dumping out that hose. The purpose of that hose is to catch any water that may be in the gas. If that hose is all water, it can't catch any more, and may be letting water get sucked up into the motor. Maybe a stretch, but worth checking if you've never had it off.
03-07-2008, 02:43 PM
i guess tonight i'll take the carb off again and take a look at it. its just the clutch side carb too. i just ran it, and the clutch-side plug is soaked. but the electrical is all working fine, just checked it with the plugs pulled out. cranked it over and they both sparked fine. ill drain those hoses too, i havnt done that b4. ill also clean out the bowl and check the jets again. im just getting frustrated from not being able to find the usual solution to the problem of no ignition. ill work on it...
thanks for the help so far too!
03-07-2008, 07:52 PM
or maybe lyndon...your sled just sucks.
hey guys x7drvr is my buddy. as you know i'm a very avid rider, and so is he, he saw me on here one day and decided he was jealous and wanted to join.
he's really a cool, responsible kid. and i know he appreciates your input as much as i do.
thanks again guys for keepin' it real and putting up with us minors :D
03-07-2008, 08:45 PM
you know logan, i think you're right. my sled does suck. time for an XC or a pro-X!:)
guitarfreak's right, thanks so much for all of your guy's help and putting up with us having no idea what we're talking about. lol
its been a great help so far