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BobT

Polaris Magnum 500

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I'm considering looking at a 1999 Polaris Magnum 500.

Here's the specs from the seller's ad.

Automatic transmission

Liquid cooled

Automatic Engine braking

Rack extensions

Handlebar brush guards

Heated handlebars

2,000# warn winch (almost new)

Front and rear disc brakes

Near new rubber

$2,500.00

The OEM spec sheet indicates it has a "thumb-switch engage 4-wheel independent shaft drive". Anyone know what this means? Is this a 2wd/4wd selector or a front-end differential lock for true 4wd?

Anyone have any opinions on this vehicle? Most of the reviews I find speak rather highly of it.

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I'm considering looking at a 1999 Polaris Magnum 500.

The OEM spec sheet indicates it has a "thumb-switch engage 4-wheel independent shaft drive". Anyone know what this means? Is this a 2wd/4wd selector or a front-end differential lock for true 4wd?

it means that when you select the 4wd button you will get just that true 4wd. No slowing down to engage a locker, or stopping to get it to engage. just hit the button while your driving and keep going. polaris doesnt need a locker because their 4wd system actually turns all 4 wheels. smile

if it has been well cared for it will be a good machine. I agree price is a little high though.

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I'd look for something newer. Polaris made a lot of changes on the 2005 machines. The price sounds a bit high to me.

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I also question whether or not it actually has the EBS system in it. I don't think the Sportsmans had it until 2000.

I may be wrong or he may have upgraded to a newer version.

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