The location of the battery on your Polaris ATV depends on its year and model.
For all Sportsman 550, Sportsman 850, Sportsman XP 1000 and Sportsman XP 1000 S vehicles from model year 2010 to present (including High Lifter Edition) and model year 2021 and newer Sportsman 450 and 570 models, the battery is located under the front box. The battery also can be accessed through the front box or by removing the front cover or cab on 2013 to present Scrambler models, 2006-11 Hawkeye models, 2008 and 2009 Sportsman 300 and 2007 Outlaw models.
On all Sportsman 450 and 570 models from 2014 to 2020, the battery (1) can be found in the left front wheel opening, in front of the PVT cover.
Most other ATV models from 1985 through model year 2014 have a battery located under the left rear fender.
The exceptions to that rule are:
ATVs with batteries below the seat. These models include 2010-13 Trail Boss and Trail Blazer; 2010-12 Scrambler; 2006 and 2007 Sawtooth; and Sportsman 600, 700 and 800 from 2004-10.
On 2010 Sportsman Touring 550 and 850 models, the battery is accessed by removing the passenger seat.
On 2008-10 Sportsman 400 H.O. models, the battery is behind the right front tire. Accessing it requires removing the splash shield behind the right front tire and the left side panel.
For 2010 Sportsman Touring 500 and all Sportsman Touring and Sportsman X2 models from 2007-2009, the battery is under the fuel tank and is accessed by removing the right-hand side panel.
Outlaw 525 IRS models from 2009-11 feature a battery located in front of the engine on the lower portion of the main frame.
For complete battery maintenance procedures, including charging, removal and installation instructions, consult your Owner’s Manual.
Note that improperly connecting or disconnecting battery cables can result in an explosion and cause serious injury or death. When removing the battery, always disconnect the negative (black) cable first. When reinstalling the battery, always connect the negative (black) cable last.
Find more information in Battery Charging and Maintenance Tips.