BRP GTX Series Specifications

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SAFETY WARNING
Disregarding any of the safety precautions and instructions
contained in this Operator’s Guide, SAFETY VIDEOCASSETTE or
on-product warnings may result in injury, including the possibility
of death.
This Operator’s Guide and SAFETY VIDEOCASSETTE should
remain with the unit at time of resale.
In USA, products are distributed by BRP US Inc.
In Canada, products are distributed by Bombardier Recreational
Products Inc.
The following are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products
Inc. or its subsidiaries.
SKI-DOO
ADRENALINE TM
REVTM
ROTAXTM
DESSTM
GSX TM
RERTM
SUMMIT ®
GTX†
MX-Z ®
† GTX is a trademark of Castrol Ltd. Used under license
Printed in Canada. (mmo2006-003 DR)
®™Trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
©2005 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP US Inc. All rights reserved.
* Trademark of Bombardier Inc. used under license.
FOREWORD
Congratulations on your purchase of a new SKI-DOO snowmobile.
Whatever model you have chosen, it is backed by the Bombardier
Recreational Products inc. (BRP) warranty and a network of authorized SKI-DOO snowmobile dealers ready to provide the parts, service or accessories you may require.
The Operator's Guide has been prepared to acquaint the
owner/operator and passenger with this new snowmobile and
its various controls, maintenance and safe riding instructions. This
guide is indispensable for the proper use of the product and should
be kept with this snowmobile at all times.
Make sure you read and understand the content of this Operator's
Guide.
After reading, please keep this Operator's Guide with the snowmobile. If the snowmobile is resold, please give the guide to the new
owner for his awareness. An extra copy of the Operator's Guide is
available from your SKI-DOO snowmobile dealer at no charge.
If you have any question regarding any topic whether or not it is covered in this Operator's Guide, please call BRP at the number below
and we will be happy to assist you:
In USA:
(715) 848-4957
In Canada:
(819) 566-3366
This guide uses the following safety alert symbol in conjunction with
signal words to indicate a potential personal injury hazard.
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WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. When used without the safety alert symbol , potential hazard exists for property damage only.
NOTE: Indicates supplementary information needed to fully complete an instruction.
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Although the mere reading of such information does not eliminate
the hazard, the understanding and application of the information will
promote the correct use of the vehicle.
Your dealer is committed to your satisfaction. He has taken training to perform the initial set-up and inspection of your snowmobile
as well as completed the final adjustment required to suit your specific weight and riding environment before you took possession. At
delivery, your dealer would have explained the snowmobile controls
and provided you with a brief explanation of the various suspension
adjustments. We trust you have taken full advantage of this!
At delivery, you were also informed of the warranty coverage and
have completed the Warranty Registration process.
The information and components/system descriptions contained in
this guide are correct at time of publication. BRP, however maintains
a policy of continuous improvement of its products without imposing upon itself any obligation to install them on products previously
manufactured.
Because of its ongoing commitment to product quality and innovation, BRP reserves the right at any time to discontinue or change
specifications, designs, features, models or equipment without incurring obligation.
The illustrations in this document show the typical construction of
the different assemblies and, in all cases, may not reproduce the full
detail or exact shape of the parts shown, however, they represent
parts which have the same or a similar function.
It is understood that this guide may be translated into another language. In the event of any discrepancy, the English version shall
prevail.
Specifications are given in the SI metric system with the SAE U.S.
equivalent in parentheses. Where precise accuracy is not required,
some conversions are rounded off for easier use.
Most components of this snowmobile are built with parts dimensioned in the metric system. Most fasteners are metric and must
not be replaced by customary fasteners or vice versa.
We recommend genuine BRP products for replacement parts and
accessories. They've been specially designed for your vehicle and
manufactured to meet BRP's demanding standards.
A SHOP MANUAL can be obtained for complete service, maintenance and more repair information.
For any questions pertaining to the warranty and its application, consult the WARRANTY section in this guide, and/or an authorized SKIDOO dealer.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY INFORMATION
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
IMPORTANT BASIC SAFETY MEASURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
LAWS AND REGULATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
RIDING THE VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Principle of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carrying a Passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Terrain/Riding Variations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting and Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TRACTION ENHANCING PRODUCTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
SAFETY LABELING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION
GENERAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
JUST WHAT IS LIGHT TREADING? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
WHY IS LIGHT TREADING SMART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
VEHICLE INFORMATION
HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR SNOWMOBILE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1) Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2) Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3) Electric Fuel Level Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4) Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5) Throttle Lever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6) Brake Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7) Parking Brake Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8) START/RER Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9) Handlebar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10) Holding Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11) Ignition Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12) Tether Cut-Out Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13) Engine Cut-Out Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14) Headlamp Dimmer Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15) Rewind Starter Handle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16) Choke Lever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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17) Fuel Tank Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
18) Mechanical Fuel Level Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
19) Heating Grip/Throttle Lever Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
20) Rear Passenger Heating Grip Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
21) Rear Grab Handles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
22) Adjustable Backrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
23) Electric Visor Jack Connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
24) 12-Volt Power Outlet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
25) Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
26) Adjustable Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
27) Adjustable Toeholds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
28) Heated Carburetor Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
29) Hood and Side Panel Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
30) Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
31) Front Grab Handle/Front Bumper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
32) Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
33) Rear Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
34) Tool Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
35) Suitcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
36) Integrated Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
37) 2+1 Seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
38) Spark Plug Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
39) Spare Drive Belt Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
40) Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
41) Shields and Guards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
42) Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
RECOMMENDED FUEL AND OIL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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BREAK-IN PERIOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pre-Operation Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SDI Engine Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carburetor Engine Starting Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Warm-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shutting Off the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Post-Operation Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Suspension Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SPECIAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding at High Altitudes or Sea Level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding in Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing an Accessory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Towing Another Snowmobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TROUBLESHOOTING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE CHART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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ENGINE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Filter Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil Injection System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPA Certified Engines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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DRIVE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Belt Guard Removal and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Fluid Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chaincase/Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drive Chain Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drive Belt Condition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drive Belt Removal/Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drive Pulley Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Track Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Track Tension and Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Electrolyte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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REAR SUSPENSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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STEERING AND FRONT SUSPENSION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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BODY/FRAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Cleaning and Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulb Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlamp Beam Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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STORAGE AND PRESEASON PREPARATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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WARRANTY
BRP LIMITED WARRANTY NORTH AMERICA: 2006 SKI-DOO®
SNOWMOBILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
BRP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED WARRANTY: 2006 SKI-DOO®
SNOWMOBILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
PRIVACY OBLIGATIONS/DISCLAIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR OWNERSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INTRODUCTION
Everyone is a beginner the first time he sits behind the controls of a
snowmobile regardless of previous experience in driving an automobile, a motorcycle or a motorboat. The safe use of your snowmobile
is dependent on many conditions such as visibility, speed, weather,
environment, traffic, vehicle condition and the condition of the driver.
Each operator has a responsibility to ensure the safety of his/her passenger, if any, and of other recreationists or bystanders.
You are responsible for proper operation of your vehicle as well as
training those whom you allow to ride or drive. There may be noticeable handling and performance differences from one snowmobile to
the other.
A snowmobile is relatively simple to operate but like any other vehicle
or mechanical equipment, it can be hazardous if you or a passenger
are reckless, thoughtless or inattentive. We encourage you to have
an Annual Safety Inspection of your snowmobile. Please contact an
authorized SKI-DOO dealer for further details. Finally, we urge you to
visit an authorized SKI-DOO dealer periodically for regular and safety
maintenance, as well as snowmobile accessories you may require.
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IMPORTANT BASIC SAFETY MEASURES
Training
 Basic training is required for the safe operation of any snowmobile. Study your Operator's Guide paying particular attention to
cautions and warnings. Join your local snowmobile club: its social activities and trail systems are planned for both fun and safety.
Obtain basic instructions from your snowmobile dealer, friend, fellow club member or enroll in your state or provincial safety training
program.
 Always show a new operator how to start and stop the vehicle.
Indicate the correct riding positions and, above all else, only allow
him to operate the snowmobile in a restricted flat area — at least
until he is completely familiar with its operation. If there is a local
snowmobile operator's training course existing, have him enroll.
Performance
 The performance of some snowmobiles may significantly exceed
that of other snowmobiles you have operated. Therefore, use by
novice or inexperienced operators is not recommended.
 Snowmobiles are used in many areas and in many snow conditions. Not all models perform the same in similar conditions. Always consult your snowmobile dealer when selecting the snowmobile model for your particular needs and uses.
 Injury or death may result to the snowmobile operator, passenger
or bystander if the snowmobile is used in risky conditions which
are beyond the driver's, passenger's or snowmobile's capabilities
or intended use.
Age
 BRP recommends the operator has at least 16 years old of age.
Speed
 Speeding can be fatal. In many cases, you cannot react or respond
quickly enough to the unexpected. Always ride at a speed which
is suitable to the trail, weather conditions and your own ability.
Know your local rules. Speed limit may be in effect and meant to
be observed.
Riding
 Always keep right hand side of the trail.
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 Always keep a safe distance from other snowmobiles and bystanders.
 Remember, promotional material may show risky maneuvers performed by professional riders under ideal and/or controlled conditions. You should never attempt any such risky maneuvers if they
are beyond your level of riding ability.
 Never ride after consuming drugs or alcohol or if you feel tired or
ill. Operate your snowmobile prudently.
 Your snowmobile is not designed to be operated on public streets,
roads or highways.
 Snowmobiling at night can be a delightful experience but because
of reduced visibility, be extra cautious. Avoid unfamiliar terrain and
be sure your lights are working. Always carry a flashlight and spare
light bulbs.
 Nature is wonderful but don't let it distract your attention from
driving. If you want to truly appreciate winter's scenery, stop your
snowmobile on the side of the trail so that you don't become a
hazard to others.
 Fences represent a very serious threat for both you and your
snowmobile. Give a wide berth to telephone poles or posts.
 Hidden wires unseen from a distance can cause serious accidents.
 Always wear an approved safety helmet, eye protection and a face
shield. This also applies to your passenger.
 Be aware of inherent risks associated with riding off trails, such
as avalanche and other natural or man made hazards or obstacles.
 Avoid road traveling. If you must do so, and it is permitted, reduce speed. The snowmobile is not designed to operate or turn
on paving. When crossing a road, make a full stop, then look carefully in both directions before crossing at a 90° angle. Be wary of
parked vehicles.
 Tailgating another snowmobile should be avoided. If the snowmobile in front of you slows for any reason, its driver and passenger
could be harmed through your neglect. Maintain a safe stopping
distance between you and the snowmobile in front of you. Depending on the terrain condition, stopping may require a little more
space than you think. Play it safe. Be prepared to use evasive driving.
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 Venturing out alone with your snowmobile could also be hazardous. You could run out of fuel, have an accident, or damage
your snowmobile. Remember, your snowmobile is capable of
traveling further in half an hour than you may be able to walk
in a day. Use the “buddy system”. Always ride with a friend
or member of your snowmobile club. Even then, tell someone
where you are going and the approximate time you plan to return.
 Meadows sometimes have low areas where water accumulate
and freezes over in winter. This ice is usually glare ice. Attempting
to turn or brake on this surface could cause your vehicle to spin
out of control. Never brake or attempt speeding or turning on glare
ice. If you do happen to travel over such a condition, reduce speed
by carefully releasing the throttle.
 Never “jump” with your snowmobile. This should be left to professional stunt men. Don't show off. Be responsible.
 While on safari, do not “gun” the throttle. Snow and ice can be
thrown back into the path of a following snowmobile. In addition,
when “gunning” the throttle, the vehicle digs into and leaves an
irregular snow surface for others.
 Safaris are both fun and enjoyable but don't show off or overtake
others in the group. A less experienced operator might try to do
the same as you and fail. When riding with others, limit your abilities to the experience of others.
Operation
 Always make a pre-start inspection BEFORE you turn on the ignition.
 In an emergency, the snowmobile engine can be stopped by activating the engine cut-out switch, pulling the tether cord cap or
turning off the key.
 Throttle mechanism should be checked for free movement and
return to idle position before starting engine.
 Always engage parking brake when vehicle is not in use.
 Never run the engine in a non-ventilated area and/or if vehicle is
left unattended.
 Never operate the engine without belt guard securely installed or,
with hood or access/side panels open or removed. Never run the
engine without drive belt installed. Running an unloaded engine
such as without drive belt or with track raised, can be dangerous.
 Electric start models only: Never charge or boost a battery while
installed on snowmobile.
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 Ensure the path behind is clear of obstacles or bystanders before
proceeding in reverse.
 Do not leave your keys in the ignition switch, it is an invitation to
thieves and a danger to young children.
 Raising the rear of your snowmobile while the engine is running
could cause snow, ice or debris to be thrown back at an observer.
Never raise the rear of the vehicle while the engine is running. To
clear or inspect the track, stop the engine, tilt the vehicle on its
side and remove blockage with a piece of wood or branch. Never
allow anyone near a rotating snowmobile track.
Maintenance
 Know your snowmobile and treat it with the respect and care due
of any power driven machine. Common sense, proper handling
and routine maintenance will result in safer and enjoyable use.
 Only perform procedures as detailed in this guide. Unless otherwise specified, engine should be turned OFF and cold for all lubrication, adjustment and maintenance procedures.
 Never have the engine running while the hood is open. Even at
idle, a snowmobile engine is turning around 1,800 revolutions per
minute. Always turn off the ignition before opening the hood for
any reason.
 Never remove any original equipment from your snowmobile.
Each vehicle has many built in safety features. Such features
include various guards and consoles, plus reflective materials and
warning labels.
 A poorly maintained snowmobile itself can be a potential hazard.
Excessively worn components could render the vehicle completely inoperative. Keep the snowmobile in good working condition
at all times. Follow your pre-operation check, weekly, monthly
and annually routine maintenance and lubrication procedures as
detailed in this guide. Consult a snowmobile dealer or acquire a
shop manual and proper tools and equipment if other repairs or
service is required.
 Do not stud the track unless it as been approved for studs. At
speed, a studded track that as not been approved for studs could
tear and separate from vehicle posing a risk of severe injury or
death.
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Fuel
 Always stop the engine before refueling. Fuel is flammable and
explosive under certain conditions. Always work in a well-ventilated area. Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks in the
vicinity. Open cap slowly. If a differential pressure condition is noticed (whistling sound heard when loosening fuel tank cap) have
vehicle inspected and/or repaired before further operation. Do not
overfill or top off the fuel tank before placing the vehicle in a warm
area. As temperature increases, fuel expands and might overflow.
Always wipe off any fuel spillage from the vehicle. Periodically verify fuel system.
Basics for Passenger
 Never ride as a passenger unless the snowmobile is equipped with
a passenger seat, and sit only on the designated passenger seat.
 Always wear a DOT approved helmet and follow the same dressing guidelines as those recommended for the operator and described in this guide.
 Make sure that you are able to achieve a stable stance, both feet
resting positively on the footboards of footrests with good grip,
and that you are able to hold on firmly to the handholds.
 Once underway, if you feel uncomfortable or insecure for any reason, don‘t wait, tell the driver to slow down or stop.
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LAWS AND REGULATIONS
 Know your local laws.
Federal, state, provincial and local government agencies have enacted laws and regulations pertaining to the safe use and operation of
snowmobiles. It is your responsibility as a snowmobiler to learn and
obey these laws and regulations. Respect and observance will result in safer snowmobiling for all.
Be aware of the liability property damages and insurance laws regarding your equipment.
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RIDING THE VEHICLE
Before venturing on the trails, operate the snowmobile in a restricted
flat area until you are completely familiar with its operation and feel
comfortable that you can safely tackle a more demanding task. Have
an enjoyable and safe ride.
Principle of Operation
Propulsion
Depressing throttle lever increases engine RPM causing the drive
pulley to engage. Depending on models, engine RPM must be between 2500 and 4200 before drive pulley engagement will occur.
Outer sheave of drive pulley moves toward inner sheave, forcing the
drive belt to move upward on the drive pulley and simultaneously
forcing the sheaves apart on the driven pulley.
The driven pulley senses the load on the track and limits the belt
movement. The result is an optimized speed ratio between engine
RPM and the speed of the vehicle at any time.
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WARNING
Never operate engine without belt guard securely installed or,
with hood or access/side panels open or removed.
Power is transferred to the track through the chaincase or gearbox
and drive axle.
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WARNING
Always use a wide-base snowmobile mechanical stand to
properly support vehicle during any track verification. Slowly
accelerate engine in order to rotate track at very low speed
when it is not on ground.
Turning
Handlebar controls the steering of the vehicle. As the handlebar is
rotated to right or left, the skis are turned right or left to steer the
snowmobile.
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Stopping
Before riding your snowmobile, you should understand how to stop
it. This is done by releasing the throttle and gradually depressing
the brake lever on the left side of the handlebar. In an emergency,
you may stop your vehicle by pressing the engine cut-out switch
located near the throttle control and applying the brake. Remember,
a snowmobile cannot “stop on a dime”. Braking characteristics vary
with deep snow, packed snow or ice. If the track is locked during
hard braking, skidding may result.
How to Ride
How to Dress
Proper snowmobile clothing should be worn. It should be comfortable and not too tight. Always check the weather forecast before
going on a ride. Dress for the coldest weather expected. Thermal
underwear next to the skin also provides a good insulation.
DOT approved helmets are recommended at all times. They provide
both warmth and reduce injury. A stocking type cap, balaclava and
face mask should always be carried or worn. Goggles or a face shield
that attach to the helmet are indispensable.
Hands should be protected by a pair of snowmobile gloves or mitts
which have sufficient insulation and allow use of thumbs and fingers
for operation of controls.
Rubber bottom boots with either a nylon or a leather top, with removable felt liners are best suited for snowmobiling.
You should keep yourself as dry as possible when snowmobiling.
When you come indoors, take your snowmobile suit and boots off
and make certain they dry properly.
Do not wear long scarfs and loose apparels that could get caught in
moving parts.
What to Bring
Every snowmobiler should carry at least the following basic parts and
tools that can help him and others in an emergency:
• this Operator's Guide
• spare spark plugs and wrench
• friction tape
• spare drive belt
• spare starter rope
• spare light bulbs
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tool kit (including at least pliers, screwdriver, adjustable wrench)
knife
flashlight.
Include other items depending on the length and time of your ride.
Riding Position
Your riding position and balance are the two basic principles of making your snowmobile go where you want it to. When turning on the
side of a hill, you and your passenger must be ready to shift body
weight to help it turn in the desired direction. Driver and passenger(s) must never attempt this maneuvering by placing feet outside
of the vehicle. Experience will teach you how much lean to put into
turns at different speeds and how much you will have to lean into a
slope to maintain proper balance.
Generally, the riding position for best balance and control is sitting.
However, the posting, kneeling or standing positions are also used
under certain conditions.
The novice driver should become familiar with the snowmobile
through practice on a level area at slow speeds before venturing
afield.
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WARNING
Do not attempt any maneuvers if they are beyond your abilities.
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Sitting
Feet on the running boards, body midway back on seat is an ideal position when operating the snowmobile over familiar, smooth terrain.
Knees and hips should remain flexible to absorb shocks.
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Posting
A semi-sitting position with the body off the seat and the feet under
the body in a sort of squatting posture, thus allowing the legs to
absorb the shocks when traveling over uneven terrain. Avoid abrupt
stops.
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Kneeling
This position is achieved by placing one foot firmly on the running
board and the opposite knee on the seat. Avoid abrupt stops.
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Standing
Place both feet on the running boards. Knees should be flexed to
absorb the shock from surface bumps. This is an effective position
to see better and to shift weight as conditions dictate. Avoid abrupt
stop.
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Carrying a Passenger
Certain snowmobiles are designed for an operator only, others can
allow one passenger only, and others can allow up to two passengers. Refer to the indications on the vehicles to know if any particular snowmobile can accommodate passengers or not, and if so, how
many. Always respect those indications. Overloading is dangerous
because snowmobiles are not designed for it.
Even when passengers are allowed, you must make sure that the
persons who would like to become passengers are physically fit for
snowmobiling.
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WARNING
Any passenger must be able to firmly lay his feet on the
footrests and keep his hands on the grab handles or seat strap
at all times when seated. Respecting those physical criteria is
important to ensure that the passenger is stable and to reduce
the risks of ejection.
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On snowmobiles allowing two passengers, if you have an adult and
a child for passenger, BRP recommends that the child sits in the
center location. This allows an adult sitting in the rear seat to keep
a visual contact with the child and hold him if necessary. In addition,
the child is best protected against the wind and cold temperature if
seated in the center location.
Each operator has a responsibility to ensure the safety of his passengers and should inform them of snowmobiling basics.
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Passengers must only sit on designated passenger seats.
Never allow anyone to sit between the handlebar and the
operator.
Each passenger seat must have a strap or grab handles and
meet SSCC standards.
Passengers and operators must always wear DOT approved helmets and warm clothing appropriate for snowmobiling. Make sure that no skin is exposed.
Once underway, if a passenger feels uncomfortable or unsecure for any reason, he must not wait, and tell the driver
to slowdown or stop.
Riding with passengers on board is different than riding alone. The
operator has the benefit of knowing what will be the next maneuver
and is able to prepare himself accordingly. The operator also benefits from the support of his grip on the handlebar. In contrast, the
passengers have to rely on the operator’s careful and safe operation
of the vehicle. In addition, “body english” is limited with passengers, and the operator can sometimes see more of the trail ahead
than the passengers. Therefore, smooth starting and stopping are
required with passengers, and the operator must slow down. The
operator must also warn passengers of side hills, bumps, branches,
etc. An unforeseen bump can leave you passenger-less. Remind
your passengers to lean into the turn with you, without causing the
vehicle to topple. Be extremely careful, go more slowly and check
the passengers frequently.
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WARNING
When riding with a passenger:
– Braking ability and steering control are reduced. Decrease
speed and allow extra space to maneuver.
– Adjust suspension according to weight.
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For complete information on how to adjust the suspension, please
refer to the section of this Operator’s Guide entitled SUSPENSION
ADJUSTMENTS under OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS and to the relevant label on the belt guard.
Use extra caution and go even more slowly with young passengers.
Check frequently to make certain the child has a firm grip and is properly positioned with his feet on the running boards.
Terrain/Riding Variations
Groomed Trail
On a maintained trail, sitting is the most preferred riding position. Do
not race and, above all, keep to the right hand side of the trail. Be
prepared for the unexpected. Observe all trail signs. Do not zigzag
from one side of the trail to the other.
Ungroomed Trail
Unless there has been a fresh snowfall you can expect “washboard”
and snowdrift conditions. Taken at excessive speeds, such conditions can be physically harmful. Slow down. Hold on the handlebar
and assume a posting position. Feet should be under the body assuming a crouched position to absorb any jarring effect. On longer
stretches of “washboard” trails, the kneeling position of one knee on
the seat can be adopted. This provides a certain amount of comfort,
while at the same time keeps the body loose and capable of vehicle
control. Beware of hidden rocks or tree stumps partially hidden by
a recent snowfall.
Deep Snow
In deep “powder” snow, your vehicle could begin to “bog” down.
If this occurs, turn in as wide an arc as possible and look for a firmer
base. If you do get “bogged”, and it happens to everyone, do not
spin your track as this makes the vehicle sink deeper. Instead, turn
the engine off, get off and move the back of the vehicle onto new
snow. Then tramp a clear path ahead of the vehicle. A few feet will
generally suffice. Restart the engine. Assume the standing position and rock the vehicle gently as you steadily and slowly apply the
throttle. Depending on whether the front or rear end of the vehicle
is sinking, your feet should be placed on the opposing end of the
running boards. Never place foreign material beneath the track for
support. Do not allow anyone to stand in front of, or to the rear of,
the snowmobile with the engine running. Stay away from the track.
Personal injury will result if contact is made with the revolving track.
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Frozen Water
Traveling frozen lakes and rivers can be fatal. Avoid waterways. If
you are in an unfamiliar area, ask the local authorities or residents
about the ice condition, inlets, outlets, springs, fast moving currents
or other hazards. Never attempt to operate your snowmobile on ice
that may be too weak to support you and the vehicle. Operating a
snowmobile on ice or icy surfaces can be very dangerous if you do
not observe certain precautions. The very nature of ice is foreign
to good control of a snowmobile or any vehicle. Traction for starting, turning or stopping is much less than that on snow. Thus, these
distances can be multiplied manyfold. Steering is minimal, and uncontrolled spins are an ever present danger. When operating on ice,
drive slowly with caution. Allow yourself plenty of room for stopping
and turning. This is especially true at night.
Hard Packed Snow
Don't underestimate hard packed snow. It can be difficult to negotiate as both skis and track do not have as much traction. Best advice
is to slow down and avoid rapid acceleration, turning or braking.
Uphill
There are two types of hills you can encounter — the open hill on
which there are few trees, cliffs or other obstacles, and a hill that can
only be climbed directly. On an open hill, the approach is to climb it
by side hilling or slaloming. Approach at an angle. Adopt a kneeling
position. Keep your weight on the uphill side at all times. Maintain
a steady, safe speed. Continue as far as you can in this direction,
then switch to an opposite hill angle and riding position.
A direct climb could present problems. Choose the standing position, accelerate before you start the climb and then reduce throttle
pressure to prevent track slippage.
In either case, vehicle speed should be as fast as the incline demands. Always slow down as you reach the crest. If you cannot
proceed further, don't spin your track. Turn the engine off, free the
skis by pulling them out and downhill, place the rear of the snowmobile uphill restart the engine and ease it out with slow even throttle
pressure. Position yourself to avoid tipping over, then descend.
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Downhill
Downhill driving requires that you have full control of your vehicle
at all times. On steeper hills, keep your center of gravity low and
both hands on the handlebar. Maintain slight throttle pressure and
allow the machine to run downhill with the engine operating. If a
higher than safe speed is reached, slow down by braking but apply
the brake with frequent light pressure. Never jam the brake and lock
the track.
Side Hill
When crossing a side hill or traversing up or downhill, certain procedures must be followed. All riders should lean towards the slope
as required for stability. The preferred operating positions are the
kneeling position, with the knee of the down hill leg on the seat and
the foot of the uphill leg on the running board, or the posting position. Be prepared to shift your weight quickly as needed. Side hills
and steep slopes are not recommended for a beginner or a novice
snowmobiler.
Slush
Slush should be avoided at all times. Always check for slush before
starting across any lake or river. If dark spots appear in your tracks,
get off the ice immediately. Ice and water can be thrown rearward
into the path of a following snowmobile. Getting a vehicle out of a
slush area is strenuous and in some cases, impossible.
Fog or Whiteouts
On land or water, fog or visibility-limiting snow can form. If you have
to proceed into the fog or heavy snow, do so slowly with your lights
on and watch intently for hazards. If you are not sure of your way,
do not proceed. Keep a safe distance behind other snowmobilers to
improve visibility and reaction time.
Unfamiliar Territory
Whenever you enter an area that is new to you, drive with extreme
caution. Go slow enough to recognize potential hazards such as
fences or fence posts, brooks crossing your path, rocks, sudden
dips, guy wires and countless other obstacles which could result in a
termination of your snowmobile ride. Even when following existing
tracks, be cautious. Travel at a speed so you can see what is around
the next bend or over the top of the hill.
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Bright Sunshine
Bright sunny days can considerably reduce your vision. The glare
from sun and snow may blind you to the extent that you cannot easily
distinguish ravines, ditches or other obstacles. Goggles with colored
lenses should always be worn under these conditions.
Unseen Obstruction
There may be obstructions hidden beneath the snow. Driving off
established trails and in the woods requires reduced speed and increased vigilance. Driving too fast in an area can make even minor
obstacles very hazardous. Even hitting a small rock or stump could
throw your snowmobile out of control and cause injury to its riders.
Stay on established trails to reduce your exposure to hazards. Be
safe, slow down and enjoy the scenery.
Hidden Wires
Always be on the lookout for hidden wires, especially in areas that
may have been farmed at one time or another. Too many accidents
have been caused by running into wires in the fields, guy wires next
to poles and roads, and into chains and wires used as road closures.
Slow speeds are a must.
Obstacles and Jumping
Unplanned jumps of snowdrifts, snowplow ridges, culverts or indistinguishable objects can be dangerous. You can avoid them by wearing the proper color lenses or face shields and by operating at a lower
speed.
Jumping a snowmobile is an unsafe and dangerous practice. However, if the trail does suddenly drop away from you, crouch (stand) towards the rear of the vehicle and keep the skis up and straight ahead.
Apply partial throttle and brace yourself for the impact. Knees must
be flexed to act as shock absorbers.
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Turning
Depending on terrain conditions, there are two preferred ways to
turn or corner a snowmobile. For most snow surfaces, “body english” is the key to turning. Leaning towards the inside of the turn and
positioning body weight on the inside foot will create a “banking”
condition beneath the track. By adopting this position and positioning yourself as far forward as possible, weight will be transferred to
the inside ski.
On occasion, you will find that the only way to turn the vehicle about
in deep snow is to pull the snowmobile around. Do not over-exert
yourself. Get assistance. Remember to always lift using your legs
as opposed to your back.
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Road Crossing
In some cases, you will be approaching the road from a ditch or
snowbank. Choose a place where you know you can climb without difficulty. Use the standing position and proceed with only as
much speed needed to crest the bank. Stop completely at the top
of the bank and wait for all traffic to clear. Judge the drop to the
roadway. Cross the road at a 90° angle. If you encounter another
snowbank on the opposite side, position your feet near the rear of
the vehicle. Remember, your snowmobile is not designed to operate on bare pavement and steering on this type of surface is more
difficult.
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Railroad Crossing
Never ride on railroad tracks. It is illegal. Railroad tracks and railroad
rights-of-way are private property. A snowmobile is no match for a
train. When crossing a railroad track, stop, look and listen.
Night Rides
The amount of natural and artificial light at a given time can effect
your ability to see or to be seen. Nighttime snowmobiling is delightful. It can be a unique experience if you acknowledge your reduced
visibility. Before you start, make certain your lights are clean and
work properly. Drive at speeds that will allow you to stop in time
when you see an unknown or dangerous object ahead. Stay on established trails and never operate in unfamiliar territory. Avoid rivers
and lakes. Guy wires, barbed wire fences, cabled road entrances and
other objects such as tree limbs are difficult to see at night. Never
drive alone. Always carry a flashlight. Keep away from residential
areas and respect the right of others to sleep.
Safari Riding
Before starting out, designate a “trail boss” to lead the party and
another person to follow-up at the end of the party. Ensure that all
members of the party are aware of the proposed route and destination. Make certain that you are carrying all necessary tools and
equipment and that you have sufficient fuel to complete the trip.
Never overtake the trail boss or, for that matter, any other snowmobile. Use down-the-line hand signals to indicate hazards or intent of
direction change. Assist others whenever necessary.
It is always IMPORTANT to keep a safe distance between each
snowmobile. Always maintain a safe interval and allow sufficient
stopping distance. Don't be a tailgater. Know the position of the
machine ahead.
Signals
If you intend to stop, raise either hand straight above your head. A
left turn is indicated by extending your left hand straight out in the
proper direction. For right turns, extend the left arm and raise the
hand to a vertical position so it forms a right angle at the elbow. Every
snowmobiler should relay any signal to the ones behind.
Trail Stops
Whenever possible, pull off the trail when you stop. This will reduce
the hazard to other snowmobilers using the trail.
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Trails and Signs
Trail signs are used to control, direct or regulate the use of snowmobiles on trails. Become familiar with all signs used in the area where
you are snowmobiling.
Transporting and Towing
Follow transporting and towing instructions explained further in this
guide.
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TRACTION ENHANCING PRODUCTS
NOTE: This section is applicable only to snowmobile equipped with
a track that as been approved for studs.
Using more positive carbide ski runners and traction enhancing
products on your snowmobile will change its behavior, particularly
in terms of manoeuvrability, acceleration, and braking.
Studding the track gives a better grip on packed snow and ice, but
has no noticeable effect on soft snow. For this reason, driving a
snowmobile equipped with traction enhancing products (studs, carbide ski runners) requires a certain adaptation period. If your snowmobile is equipped with traction products, be sure to take plenty of
time to get used to the way it handles when turning, accelerating,
and braking.
Also, always check local regulations concerning the use of studs on
snowmobiles. Always drive your snowmobile in a responsible manner, respecting the environment and other people’s property.
Manoeuvrability
Studding the track makes the snowmobile grip the ground better at
the rear. The use of carbide runners is therefore required to give
the skis a better grip, so that the front and rear of the snowmobile
are in balance. While off-the-shelf carbide ski runners are adequate,
they don’t necessarily give you optimal control, since that depends
on your personal preferences, your riding style, and how your suspension is set.
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WARNING
If the front and rear of the snowmobile are out of balance due
to an incorrect combination of studs and runners, the snowmobile may tend to oversteer or understeer, which could lead
to a loss of control.
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1) Oversteering
In certain conditions, using more positive carbide ski runners without
studding the track could make the snowmobile prone to oversteering, see illustration.
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2) Understeering
In certain conditions, the use of studs could make the snowmobile
prone to understeering if the skis are not equipped with more positive carbide runners, see illustration.
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3) Controlled Driving
A balanced combination of carbide ski runners and studs ensures
adequate control and better handling, see illustration.
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Acceleration
Studding the track will allow your sled to accelerate better on packed
snow and ice but will have no noticeable effect on soft snow. This
can cause sudden variations in traction under certain conditions.
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WARNING
To prevent surprises that could lead to a loss of control of the
snowmobile, possibly resulting in serious injury or death:
– Always go easy on the throttle.
– NEVER try to spin the track to make the rear of the snowmobile skid.
This could cause debris or ice to be thrown violently backwards, possibly injuring others nearby or on snowmobiles behind you.
Braking
As is the case for acceleration, studding the track will give you better
braking capacity on packed snow or ice but will have no noticeable
effect on soft snow. Braking may thus vary suddenly under certain
conditions. Be sure to use restraint in braking to keep from blocking
the track in order to avoid surprises that could lead to a loss of control.
Important Safety Rules
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WARNING
To prevent serious injury to individuals near the snowmobile:
– NEVER stand behind or near a moving track.
– Always use a wide-base snowmobile stand with a rear deflector panel.
– When the track is raised off the ground, only run it at the
lowest possible speed.
Centrifugal force could cause debris, damaged or loose studs,
pieces of torn track, or an entire severed track to be violently
thrown backwards out of the tunnel with tremendous force,
possibly resulting in the loss of a leg or other serious injury.
Effects of Studding on the Life of the Snowmobile
The use of traction enhancing products can increase the load and the
stress on certain snowmobile components, as well as the vibration
level. This can cause premature wear on parts such as belts, brake
linings, bearings, chain, and chaincase sprocket, and shorten track
life. For this reason, it is even more important to follow the detailed
maintenance program given in the periodic inspection table.
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Studs can also cause serious damage to your snowmobile if it is
not equipped with the tunnel protectors designed for your particular
model. Damage to the electrical wiring or perforation of the heat exchangers are potential hazards, that could cause the engine to overheat and be severely damaged.
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WARNING
If tunnel protectors are excessively worn or not installed, the
gas tank could be punctured, causing a fire.
CAUTION: Ask your dealer for the appropriate tunnel protectors
model and kit number required for your snowmobile.
NOTE: Consult the BRP limited warranty to find out what warranty
limitations are related to the use of studs.
Installation of Studs
To ensure safe and proper installation, BRP recommends to have the
studs installed by your dealer.
– Use only studs, mounting plates, and nuts sold by BRP.
– Never use studs that exceed the height of your snowmobile’s
track profile by more than 9.5 mm (3/8 in).
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1. Stud size
2. Penetration range 6.4 to 9.5 mm (1/4 to 3/8 in)
3. Track lug height
4. Track belt thickness
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Never stud a track that has not been approved for studs.
Approved tracks can be identified by a stud symbol (see
illustration) molded into the track surface.
– Studs should only be installed in the locations indicated by
molded bulges in the track surface.
– Never stud a track with a profile of 35 mm (1.375 in) or
more.
– The number of studs installed must always perfectly match
the pattern of molded bulges in the track.
– Always consult the traction product manufacturer’s installation instructions and recommendations before having
your dealer install studs and runners. It is very important
to follow the torque specifications for the stud bolts.
INSTALLING AN INCORRECT NUMBER OF STUDS OR AN IMPROPER INSTALLATION CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF THE
TRACK TEARING OR SEVERING, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
A33A35A
APPROVED TRACKS CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY THIS SYMBOL
Maintenance/Replacement
PROCEED WITH A VISUAL INSPECTION OF YOUR TRACK BEFORE
EACH USE.
Look for any defects, such as:
– perforations in the track
– tears in the track (particularly around traction holes)
– lugs that are broken or torn off, exposing portions of rods
– delamination of the rubber
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–
–
–
–
–
broken rods
broken studs
bent studs
studs that are torn off the track
missing track guide(s).
Replace broken or damaged studs immediately. If your track shows
signs of deterioration, it must be replaced immediately. When in
doubt, ask your dealer. Always follow the inspections schedule given in the periodic maintenance table.
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WARNING
Riding with a damaged track or studs could lead to loss of
control, resulting in a risk of serious injury or death.
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SAFETY LABELING
Safety standards for snowmobiles have been adopted by the Snowmobile Safety and Certification Committee (SSCC) of which BRP
is a proud participating member. Assurance that your snowmobile
meets these standards is easily checked by locating the Certification
Label on a right vertical portion of the vehicle.
This label shows that an independent testing laboratory has verified
compliance with the SSCC safety standards.
PARRAINÉ PAR LE COMITÉ DE
SÉCURITÉ DE CERTIFICATION
DE LA MOTONEIGE, INC.
CERTIFIED
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
CE MODÈLE A ÉTÉ ÉVALUÉ
PAR UN LABORATOIRE
D'ESSAIS INDÉPENDANT
ET SATISFAIT TOUTES LES
NORMES DE SÉCURITÉ DU
SSCC EN VIGUEUR À LA
DATE DE FABRICATION.
CERTIFIÉ
THIS MODEL HAS BEEN
EVALUATED BY AN INDEPENDENT TESTING LABORATORY AND IT MEETS ALL
SSCC SAFETY STANDARDS
IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF
ITS MANUFACTURE.
SPONSORED BY THE SNOWMOBILE SAFETY AND CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE, INC.
A00A1MA
Other important labels on the vehicle are WARNING or CAUTION
labels relating to safety, maintenance and/or snowmobile operation.
Ensure all such labeling is retained on the vehicle and its content is
followed by vehicle operator and passenger.
If missing or damaged, the decals can be replaced free of charge.
See an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
Please read the following instructions carefully before operating this
snowmobile.
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6
7
8
6
4, 5, 15,
17,18
3
16
1
11
21
10
12
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19
14 13
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Instruction 1
A33A2CA
Instruction 2
A33A2DA
EUROPEAN MODELS/EXPEDITION FAN 550
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Instruction 3
A01A2EA
Instruction 4
WARNING
This guard must ALWAYS be in place when engine is running.
Beware of rotating parts _ they could cause injuries or
catch your clothing.
AVERTISSEMENT
Ce garde-courroie doit TOUJOURS être en place lorsque le
moteur fonctionne. Attention aux pièces en rotation _ elles
peuvent vous blesser ou capter vos vêtements.
516 002 670
A33A2FA
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Instruction 5
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FAN-COOLED MODELS
Instruction 6
Beware of HOT parts!
Attention aux pièces CHAUDES!
516002664
A33A2GA
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Instruction 7
A32A1HA
LIQUID-COOLED MODELS
Instruction 8
Use XP-S™ 2-Stroke Synthetic blend
or
XP-S™ Synthetic 2-Stroke oil.
Utilisez de l'huile
semi-synthétique 2-temps XP-S
ou synthétique 2-temps XP-S .
MD
MD
516 002 325A
A33A2HA
SDI MODELS
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Instruction 9
DO NOT SIT HERE / NE PAS S’ASSEOIR ICI
A33H02A
SOME MODELS — SINGLE SEAT
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DO NOT SIT HERE / NE PAS S’ASSEOIR ICI
A33A2IA
SOME MODELS — SINGLE SEAT
Instruction 10
ALL DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS
MUST READ THE FOLLOWING:
Avoid surprises! BE ON THE LOOK-OUT
for the unexpected. Operate defensively.
TOUS LES CONDUCTEURS ET PASSAGERS
DOIVENT LIRE CE QUI SUIT:
Évitez les surprises! SOYEZ AUX AGUETS
pour les imprévus. Conduisez défensivement.
• Scan constantly for people, objects,
conditions and upcoming vehicles.
• Avoid thin ice / open water.
• Use extra caution whenever off-trail.
• Scrutez constamment pour repérer
personnes, objets, conditions et
autres véhicules.
• Évitez la glace mince / étendue d’eau
non gelée.
• Redoublez de vigilance hors sentier.
ALWAYS wear a DOT approved
HELMET and clothing appropriate
for snowmobiling.
TOUJOURS porter un CASQUE
approuvé DOT et des vêtements
appropriés à la motoneige.
NEVER ride after
consuming alcohol or drugs
even as a passenger.
Ne JAMAIS utiliser une motoneige
sous l'influence de drogues ou
alcool même en tant que passager.
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A33A2JA
TYPICAL
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Instruction 11
A33A2KA
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Instruction 12
• Read and understand all warning
labels and operator’s guide before
operation.
If guide is missing, ask your dealer
for a new one.
• Lire et comprendre toutes les
étiquettes d’avertissements et le
guide du conducteur avant utilisation.
Si le guide est introuvable, demandez-en
un nouveau à votre concessionnaire.
• Get familiar with your snowmobile.
• Familiarisez-vous avec votre
Inexperienced riders may overlook risks and
motoneige.
be surprised by snowmobile’s specific
Les motoneigistes inexpérimentés peuvent
behavior and terrain conditions.
sous-estimer les risques et être surpris par le
Ride slowly.
comportement spécifique de la motoneige et
des conditions du terrain. Conduisez
lentement.
• Excessive speed and
reckless driving can kill !
ALWAYS adjust your speed according to
snow conditions and circumstances.
• La vitesse excessive et la conduite
irresponsable peuvent causer la mort !
TOUJOURS adapter votre vitesse selon les
conditions de neige et les circonstances
environnantes.
• Steering control and braking ability
may be reduced on hard-pack snow, ice
or roads. Reduce speed & allow more
space to stop or turn.
• Le contrôle de la direction et le
freinage peuvent être réduits sur la
neige compactée, la glace ou les routes.
Réduisez votre vitesse et allouez plus
d'espace pour tourner ou freiner.
• Respect laws
on minimum operator age.
Manufacturer recommends
a minimum operating age
of 16 years old.
• Respectez les lois sur l’âge minimal du
conducteur.
Le manufacturier recommande que le
conducteur soit âgé d’au moins 16 ans.
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A33A2MA
Instruction 13
A33A2NA
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Instruction 14
NEVER SIT IN CARGO AREA.
NE JAMAIS S'ASSEOIR À LA PLACE DU CARGO.
Exceeding maximum cargo load
may affect steering
control and braking ability.
MAXIMUM cargo load :
15,8 Kg /35 Lbs.
Excéder le poids maximal du cargo peut
affecter le contrôle de la
direction et la capacité de freinage.
Charge MAXIMALE cargo :
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Instruction 15
A33A2PA
Instruction 16
A33A20A
SDI MANUAL START MODELS
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Instruction 17
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FAN COOLED MODELS — NORTH AMERICA
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FAN COOLED MODELS — EUROPE
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Instruction 18
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LIQUID COOLED SUMMIT MODELS — NORTH AMERICA
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LIQUID COOLED SUMMIT MODELS — EUROPE
Instruction 19
A33A39A
GTX/EXPEDITION MODELS
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Instruction 20
A33A3AA
GTX LIMITED ONLY
Instruction 21
WARNING
AVERTISSEMENT
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EUROPEAN MODELS
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Instruction 22
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SDI AND POWER TEK MODELS
Instruction 23
512060138
ALL MODELS EXCEPT SDI AND POWER TEK
Instruction 24
704901107
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HANGTAG — SDI AND POWER TEK MODELS
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ENVIRONMENT
INFORMATION
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GENERAL
Wildlife compliments your snowmobiling day. Snowmobile tracks
provide firm ground over which animals can travel from area to area.
Do not violate this privilege by chasing or harassing wildlife. Fatigue
and exhaustion can lead to animal's death. Avoid areas posted for
the protection or feeding of wildlife.
If you happen to be fortunate enough to see an animal, stop your
snowmobile and observe quietly.
The guidelines that we support are not designed to limit your snowmobiling fun, but to preserve the beautiful freedom that you can experience only on a snowmobile! These guidelines will keep snowmobilers healthy, happy and able to introduce others to what they
know and enjoy about their favorite winter pastime. So, the next
time you hit the trails on a cool, crisp and clear winter day, we ask
you to remember that you are paving the way for the future of our
sport. Help us lead it down the right path! From all of us at BRP,
thank you for doing your share.
There is nothing more exhilarating than snowmobiling. Venturing onto snowmobile trails that criss-cross the wild areas of the U.S. and
Canada is an exciting and healthy winter sport. However, as the
number of people using these recreational parks increases, so does
the potential for damage to the environment. Abuse of land, facilities and resources inevitably leads to restrictions and closures of
both private and public land.
In essence, the greatest threat to our sport, is all around us. Which
leaves us with one logical choice. When we snowmobile, we must
always ride responsibly.
The vast majority respect the law and the environment. Each of us
must set an example for those who are new to the sport, young and
old alike.
It is in every one's best interest to tread lightly into our recreational
areas. Because, in the long run, to protect the sport we must preserve the environment.
Recognizing the importance of this issue and the need for snowmobilers to do their share in preserving areas that make it possible to
enjoy our sport, BRP has developed the “Light Treading Is Smart
Sledding” campaign for snowmobilers.
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Light Treading refers to more than the thread of our tracks. It's a
statement of concern, respect and willingness to take the lead and
take action. It applies to the environment in general, its proper care
and maintenance, its natural inhabitants and all enthusiasts and the
public at large who enjoy the great outdoors. With this theme, we invite all snowmobilers to remember that respecting the environment
is not only critical to the future of our industry but to future generations.
Light Treading in no way suggests you should curb your appetite for
snowmobiling fun! It simply means tread with respect!
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JUST WHAT IS LIGHT TREADING?
The fundamental objective of Light Treading is one of respect for
where and how you ride a snowmobile. You're a light treader when
you follow the principles below.
B e c o m e i n f o r m e d . Obtain maps, regulations and other information
from the Forest Service or from other public land agencies. Learn
the rules and follow them and that goes for speed limits, too!
Avo id running over young trees, shrubs, and grasses and don't cut
wood. On flatlands or areas where trail riding is popular, it's important to ride only where authorized. Remember, there is a link between protecting your environment and your own safety.
R e s p e ct w il d li f e and be particularly sensitive of animals that are rearing young or suffering from food shortage. Stress can sap scarce energy reserves. Refrain from riding in areas where only animals are
intended to tread!
O b e y gate closures and regulatory signs and remember, light treaders don't litter!
S t a y o u t of wilderness areas. They're closed to all vehicles. Know
where the boundaries are.
O b t a in p e r m is si o n to travel across private land. Respect the rights
of landowners and other people's privacy. Remember, snowmobile
technology has lowered the noise factor considerably, but you still
shouldn't rev your engines where quiet “is the order of the day”.
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WHY IS LIGHT TREADING SMART
Snowmobilers know all too well the efforts that have been made
throughout the sport's history to enjoy access to areas where people
can snowmobile safely and responsibly. This effort continues today,
as strong as ever.
Respecting the areas where we ride... wherever they may be... is
the only way to ensure their future enjoyment. That's one major reason why we know you'll agree that Light Treading Is Smart Sledding!
And there are more.
Enjoying the opportunity to see winter and all its natural majestic
wonders, is an experience cherished by snowmobilers. Light Treading will preserve this opportunity and will make it possible for us to
expose others to the beauty of winter and the unique thrill of our
sport! Light Treading will help our sport to grow!
Finally, Light Treading is the sign of a smart snowmobiler. You don't
have to leave big tracks or careen through a virgin forest to show you
can ride. So whether you're driving a high performance Ski-Doo, a
sporty MX-Z snowmobile or any other make or model, show you
know what you're doing. Show you know how to send snow flying
and make tracks with a light touch!
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VEHICLE
INFORMATION
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HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR SNOWMOBILE
Vehicle Description Decal
Vehicle description decal is located on right hand side of tunnel.
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TYPICAL
1. Vehicle description decal
1
A00A6MA
3
5
4
2
6
8
7
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION DECAL
1. Manufacturer name
2. Manufacturing date
3. Vehicle identification number (VIN)
4. Model name
5. Option package
6. Engine type
7. Model year
8. Color codes
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Serial Numbers
The main components of your snowmobile (engine and frame) are
identified by different serial numbers. It may sometimes become
necessary to locate these numbers for warranty purposes or to trace
your snowmobile in the event of loss. These numbers are required
by the authorized SKI-DOO dealer to complete warranty claims properly. No warranty will be allowed by BRP if the engine serial number
or vehicle identification number (VIN) is removed or mutilated in any
way. We strongly recommend that you take note of all the serial
numbers on your snowmobile and supply them to your insurance
company.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Location
VIN is scribed on vehicle description decal. See above. It is also
engraved on tunnel near vehicle description decal.
Model Number Location
Model number is part of vehicle identification number (VIN).
2BPSBX5A9Y1000001
Model number
Serial number
Model year: y = 2000
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
A00A8HA
etc.
VIN DESCRIPTION
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Engine Serial Number Location
1
A25C0MA
FAN-COOLED MODELS
1. Engine serial number
A32C01B
1
LIQUID COOLED MODELS
1. Engine serial number
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CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT
NOTE: Some controls/instruments/equipment do not apply or are optional on some models. In these cases their reference numbers are
deliberately missing in the illustrations.
25
20-21-23
22
30
37
39
35
32-3336-40
31
42
38
A33A2QC
34
28
41
TYPICAL
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1
10
9
2
26
19
7
6
13
5
3
14
12
8
16-24
4-11
17
23
15
29
29
A33A36B
27
18
27
TYPICAL
1)
Speedometer
All Models except Liquid Cooled Summit
These models are equipped with an electronic speedometer. It may
show speed in km/h or MPH.
NOTE: At vehicle speed of 90 km/h (55 MPH) and more, the multifunction display will show speed only instead of the selected mode.
Liquid Cooled Summit Models
These models are equipped with a tachometer that includes a multifunction display on which speed is shown in km/h or MPH.
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NOTE: As soon as the vehicle is moving, the multifunction display
will show speed only instead of the selected mode.
7
A35A03B
5
8
4
9
6
2-3
1
10
TYPICAL — MODELS WITH SPEEDOMETER
1. Brake/parking brake pilot lamp (red)
2. Reverse pilot lamp
3. DESS pilot lamp
4. High beam pilot lamp (blue)
5. Oil pilot lamp
6. Low battery voltage pilot lamp
7. Engine management system (EMS) pilot lamp
8. Engine overheat warning lamp (red)
9. Mode Button
10. Multifunction display
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7
5
8
A35A04B
4
6 2-3
9
1
10
MODELS WITH TACHOMETER ONLY
1. Brake/parking brake pilot lamp (red)
2. Reverse pilot lamp
3. DESS pilot lamp
4. High beam pilot lamp (blue)
5. Oil pilot lamp
6. Low battery voltage pilot lamp
7. Engine management system (EMS) pilot lamp
8. Engine overheat warning lamp (red)
9. Mode Button
10. Multifunction display
Brake/Parking Brake Pilot Lamp (Red)
Lights when brake or parking brake is applied (with engine running).
Reverse Pilot Lamp
This pilot lamp will light up when reverse is selected.
DESS Pilot Lamp
This lamp will light up to confirm DESS status. Refer to previous
paragraphs for description.
High Beam Pilot Lamp (Blue)
Lights when headlamp is on HIGH beam.
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Oil Pilot Lamp
This pilot lamp will glow up when injection oil level is low. Stop vehicle in a safe place then, replenish injection oil reservoir.
Low Battery Voltage Pilot Lamp
This lamp will light up to indicate a low battery voltage condition (on
so equipped models). See an authorized SKI-DOO dealer as soon as
possible.
Engine Management System (EMS) Pilot Lamp
This lamp will light up to indicate a trouble. Refer to TROUBLESHOOTING for trouble code meaning and remedy.
Engine Overheat Warning Lamp (Red)
If this lamp glows, reduce snowmobile speed and run snowmobile
in loose snow or stop engine immediately.
Mode Button
Depress mode button to change multifunction display. Each time engine is started, display shows odometer. From that point depressing
mode button will change display for the trip meter.
Depressing mode button again will change display for the resetable
hourmeter. Push mode button again to return to odometer.
Push and hold mode button for 2 seconds to reset the tripmeter or
the resetable hourmeter depending on the one displayed.
Multifunction Display
Odometer
Odometer records the total distance travelled and displays it either
in miles or kilometers. Refer to CHANGE FROM ONE UNIT TO THE
OTHER for changing units.
Trip Meter
Records distance travelled since it has been reset. Distance travelled is displayed either in miles or kilometers. Refer to CHANGE
FROM ONE UNIT TO THE OTHER for changing units.
Resetable Hourmeter
Records engine running time in hours and minutes since it has been
reset.
Push and hold mode button for 2 seconds to reset the hourmeter.
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Multifunction Display code
If your speedometer shows SCALE in the multi-function display, it
means that the display selector button is stuck in the down position
or depressed when the electrical system was activated.
Change from One Unit to the Other
NOTE: Speedometer, odometer and trip meter will have their units
(kilometer or miles) changed all together.
Stop engine and open LH side panel.
Connectors are located underneath console near steering column.
Underneath console, look for:
– 1 circuit male connector housing with BLACK/GREY wire
– 1 circuit female connector housing with BLACK/BLUE wire.
Cut locking ties. Plug connectors together to change units from
miles to kilometers.
Unplug to return to miles reading. Fasten connector to harness with
locking ties.
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2)
Tachometer
Direct-reading dial indicates the number of thousand of revolutions
per minute (RPM) of the engine.
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TYPICAL — MULTIPLY THE READING BY 1000
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3)
Electric Fuel Level Gauge
Dash-mounted gauge to facilitate fuel level reading. This gauge functions when engine is running.
1
2
A32A26A
TYPICAL
1. Full
2. Empty
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4)
Temperature Gauge
The gauge indicates engine coolant temperature. The needle moves
to the normal range as engine warms. Under all riding conditions,
the needle should stay within this range. If needle moves into the
overheat range, reduce snowmobile speed and run snowmobile in
loose snow or stop engine immediately.
2
1
A32A27A
TYPICAL
1. Normal
2. Overheat
5)
Throttle Lever
Located on the right hand side of handlebar and designed to be
thumb activated. When squeezed, it increases the engine speed
and engages the transmission. When released, engine speed
returns automatically to idle.
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WARNING
Test the throttle lever operation each time before starting the
engine. The lever must return to its original position once released. Otherwise, do not start engine.
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6)
Brake Lever
Located on the left hand side of handlebar. When squeezed, the
brake is applied. When released, it automatically returns to its original position. Braking effect is proportional to the pressure applied
on the lever and to the type of terrain and its snow coverage.
7)
Parking Brake Lever
Located on left hand side of handlebar. Parking brake should be used
whenever snowmobile is parked.
Whenever parking brake is applied and engine is running, injection
oil level/parking brake pilot lamp lights up to remind you that it is
engaged.

WARNING
Make sure parking brake is fully disengaged before operating
the snowmobile. When you ride the vehicle, brake pads that
are caused to drag by a continuous pressure on the lever may
cause damage to the brake system and cause loss of braking
capacity and/or fire.
To Engage Mechanism
Squeeze brake lever and maintain while pulling locking lever with a
finger. When brake lever is held at halfway the parking brake should
be fully applied.
NOTE: On some models, locking lever can be adjusted in two different positions.
To Release Mechanism
Squeeze brake lever. Locking lever will automatically return to its
original position. Always release parking brake before riding.
8)
START/RER Button
General
The START/RER button has two functions.
Liquid Cooled Models
When the engine is not running, depressing the START/RER button
will engage the electric starter on vehicle so equipped and start the
engine.
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All Models
When the engine is running, depressing the START/RER button will
command the engine to reverse crankshaft rotation as driving the
snowmobile in reverse is achieved by changing the direction of rotation of the engine, not by shifting the chaincase in reverse gear.
When depressing the START/RER button, the electronic module will
practically slow down the engine RPM to a stop and advance the
ignition timing to cause crankshaft rotation reversing.
Engine will automatically shift into forward when starting after stopping or stalling.
Shifting procedure will take place only when the engine is running.
If engine is running at a speed above 4300 RPM, the reverse function
of the START/RER button is cancelled.
It is recommended to warm up the engine to its normal operating
temperature before shifting.
Start Mode
Liquid Cooled Models
NOTE: For fan cooled models, refer to IGNITION SWITCH.
To start engine, push START/RER button and hold until engine has
started.
CAUTION: Do not hold START/RER button more than 10 seconds.
A rest period should be observed between the cranking cycles to
let starter cool down. Holding START/RER button when engine
has started could damage starter mechanism.
Release START/RER button immediately when engine has started.
If engine does not start on first try, wait a few seconds then repeat
procedure. To stop engine, turn off engine cut-out switch or pull off
tether cord cap.
NOTE: If necessary engine may be manually started with rewind
starter.
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Shifting in Reverse
All Models
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WARNING
Shifting to reverse mode on these snowmobiles is done by
depressing the START/RER button when the engine is running. Wait until the reverse alarm sounds and the DESS/RER
pilot lamp comes on in the dash before operating throttle to
proceed in reverse. The reverse speed of these snowmobiles
is not limited. Always proceed with caution as fast reverse
could result in loss of vehicle stability. Come to complete
stop before depressing START/RER button. Always remain
seated and apply the brake before shifting. Ensure the path
behind is clear of obstacles or bystanders before proceeding.
With the snowmobile completely stopped and engine running at idle,
press and release the START/RER button.
The DESSTM/RERTM pilot lamp will blink and a warning buzzer will
sound once every second with a half a second duration when the
snowmobile is engaged in reverse.
Apply throttle slowly and evenly. Allow drive pulley to engage then
accelerate carefully.
Shifting in Forward
All Models
With the snowmobile completely stopped and engine running at idle,
press and release the START/RER button.
DESS/RER pilot lamp and warning buzzer will stop.
Apply throttle slowly and evenly. Allow drive pulley to engage then
accelerate carefully.
RER Modification at High Altitude
Fan Cooled Models
General
At high altitude, the RER system needs a different engine timing
curve to work properly.
Operation
Before using the reverse system, first select the altitude mode that
changes engine timing curve.
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To do so, push and hold START/RER button with engine running. After 2 seconds, one beep is heard meaning that the low altitude mode
can be selected. Releasing START/RER button just after hearing that
one beep will select the low altitude mode. The reverse system is
now ready to operate in low altitude regions. Shifting in reverse is
achieved as described above in SHIFTING IN REVERSE.
To select high altitude mode, push and hold START/RER button until
2 beeps are heard. Release button within one second. The reverse
system is now ready to operate in high altitude regions. Shifting in
reverse is achieved as described above in SHIFTING IN REVERSE.
As long as the START/RER button is pushed and held the RER system
switches from one mode to the other. One beep then 2 beeps then
one beep then 2 beeps and so on are heard with one second interval.
The mode to be selected corresponds to the last beep code heard.
NOTE: The selected altitude mode is kept in memory until a new
one is chosen — whether the engine is stopped or not.
Liquid Cooled Models
These vehicles are equipped with a air pressure sensor that takes
care of the altitude mode required by the RER.
No START/RER button operation is needed to select a mode. Just
follow SHIFTING IN REVERSE above.
9)
Handlebar
The handlebar controls the steering of the snowmobile. As the handlebar is rotated to right or left, the skis are turned right or left to
steer the snowmobile.

WARNING
Fast reverse while turning, could result in loss of stability and
control.
10) Holding Strap
Holding strap provides a grip for driver when side-hilling.

WARNING
This strap is not for towing, lifting or other purpose than temporary use as a grab bar during side-hilling. Always keep at
least one hand on handlebar.
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11) Ignition Switch
Fan Cooled Models
1
1
2
2
3
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MANUAL START/ELECTRIC START MODELS
1. OFF
2. ON
3. START
Manual Starting
To start the engine, first turn the key to ON position then, pull rewind
starter grip. To stop the engine, turn the key to OFF position.
Electric Starting
To start engine, turn key to START position and hold until engine has
started. See illustration above.
CAUTION: Do not use electric starter for more than 10 seconds.
A rest period should be observed between the cranking cycles to
let electric starter cool down. Using electric starter when engine
has started could damage electric starter mechanism.
Release key as soon as the engine starts. Key returns to ON position
as soon as it is released.
If engine does not start on first try, turn key back to OFF position and
wait a few seconds before restarting. To stop engine, turn key to
OFF position.
NOTE: Engine may be manually started with rewind starter if necessary.
If starter does not operate, check starting system fuse condition.
Refer to FUSES.
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12) Tether Cut-Out Switch
General
When the tether cord cap is removed, its shuts the engine off preventing snowmobile to runaway if the operator falls off the vehicle
accidently.
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WARNING
Always remove tether cord cap and key when vehicle is not
in operation in order to prevent accidental engine starting, to
avoid unauthorized use by children or others or theft.
Operation
Attach tether cord eyelet to clothing, then snap tether cord cap over
post before starting engine.
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1. Snap over post
2. Attach to eyelet
If emergency engine shut off is required, completely pull tether cord
cap from post.
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DESS (Digitally Encoded Security System) Key/Cut-Out Switch
Liquid Cooled Models
On these models, the tether cord cap is digitally encoded to provide
you and your snowmobile with the equivalent security of a conventional lock key and its shuts off the engine preventing snowmobile
to runaway if the operator falls off the vehicle accidently.
The tether cord provided with your snowmobile contains an electronic chip in its cap which features a unique permanently memorized
digital code. Your authorized SKI-DOO dealer programs this tether
cord in the ECM (Engine Control Module) of your snowmobile to allow engine operation above 3000 RPM if and only if this unique code
has been read after engine starting.
If another tether cord is installed, the engine will start but will not
reach drive pulley engagement speed to move vehicle.
Additional Tether Cords
The ECM of your snowmobile can be programmed by your authorized SKI-DOO dealer to accept 8 different tether cords.
We recommend the purchase of additional tether cords from your authorized SKI-DOO dealer. If you have more than one DESS-equipped
SKI-DOO snowmobile, each can be programmed by your authorized
SKI-DOO dealer to accept the other vehicles tether cords.
DESS Pilot Lamp Codes
DESS pilot lamp blinking slowly (one time per 1.5 seconds) means
that a bad connection has been detected. Vehicle can not be driven.
To check for bad connection, remove. Make sure the tether cord is
free of dirt or snow. Reinstall cap and restart engine. If a blink per
1.5 seconds still occurs contact an authorized dealer.
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1
A30H08A
1.
Free of dirt or snow
A DESS pilot lamp blinking 3 times per second means that you have
installed a cap with a code the ECM of this snowmobile is not programmed to recognize. Vehicle can not be driven.
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13) Engine Cut-Out Switch
This push-pull type or toggle type switch (depending on models) is
located on the right hand side of the handlebar. To stop the engine
in an emergency, select OFF position and simultaneously apply the
brake. To restart, button must be at the ON position.
1
2
A17G1DA
TYPICAL — SUMMIT MODELS
1. ON
2. OFF
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2
1
A33E03A
TYPICAL — ALL MODELS EXCEPT SUMMIT
1. ON
2. OFF
All operators of the snowmobile should familiarize themselves with
the function of this device by using it several times on first outing
and whenever stopping the engine thereafter. This engine cut-out
procedure will become a reflex and will prepare operators for emergency situations requiring its use.
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WARNING
If the switch has been used in an emergency caused by a suspected malfunction, the source of the malfunction should be
determined and corrected before restarting engine. See an
authorized SKI-DOO dealer for servicing.
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14) Headlamp Dimmer Switch
Located on left hand side of handlebar, allows selection of headlamp
beam. Note that lights are automatically ON whenever the engine
is running.
A33E04A
TYPICAL
15) Rewind Starter Handle
Auto-rewind type located on right hand side of snowmobile. To engage mechanism, pull handle slowly until a resistance is felt then pull
vigorously. Slowly release handle.
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16) Choke Lever
This device features a 3-position lever to facilitate cold start.
1
2
A06H1KA
1.
2.
3.
3
OFF
Position 2
Position 3
Initial Cold Starting
NOTE: Do not operate the throttle lever with the choke lever on.
Move the choke lever to position 3 and start the engine. As soon as
the engine starts move the lever to position 2. After a few seconds
(10 seconds maximum) move the choke lever to OFF.
NOTE: In severe cold weather, colder than - 20°C (- 4°F) you may
need to flip choke lever from OFF to position 1 a couple of times
once engine is started.
Warm Engine Starting
Start the engine without any choke. If the engine will not start after two pulls of the rope or two 5 second attempts with the electric
starter move choke lever to position 2. Start the engine without activating the throttle lever. As soon as the engine starts move the
choke lever to OFF.
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17) Fuel Tank Cap
Unscrew to fill up tank then fully tighten.
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WARNING
Always stop the engine before refueling. Fuel is flammable
and explosive under certain conditions. Always work in a well
ventilated area. Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks
in the vicinity. Open cap slowly. If a differential pressure condition is noticed (whistling sound heard when loosening fuel
tank cap) have vehicle inspected and/or repaired before further operation. Do not overfill or top off the fuel tank before
placing the vehicle in a warm area. As temperature increases,
fuel expands and might overflow. Always wipe off any fuel
spillage from the vehicle. Periodically verify fuel system.
NOTE: Do not sit or lean on seat when fuel tank cap is not properly
installed.
18) Mechanical Fuel Level Gauge
Located at rear of fuel tank cap the gauge facilitates fuel level reading.
A32A25B
1
2
TYPICAL
1. Full
2. Empty
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Summit X
Open fabric door to see the fuel level through the transparent fuel
tank.
A33H1OA
1.
1
Fabric door
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19) Heating Grip/Throttle Lever Switch
It is a three-position switch. Select the desired position to keep your
hands at a comfortable temperature.
4
A33E04B
5
3
1
2
TYPICAL
1. Heating grip switch
2. Heating throttle lever switch
3. Hot
4. Warm
5. Off
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20) Rear Passenger Heating Grip Switch
Three-position switch. Select the desired position to keep rear passenger's hands at a comfortable temperature.
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LEFT SIDE OF PASSENGER GRAB HANDLE
1. Rear passenger heating grab handles switch
21) Rear Grab Handles
Rear grab handles provides a grip for the passenger.
22) Adjustable Backrest
GTX Liquid Cooled Models
The backrest position may be adjusted to suit passenger or depending on seat set-up, be adjusted to suit driver convenience.
Pull and hold adjustment handle until desired position is obtained.
Release lever to secure backrest in place.
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WARNING
Adjust with vehicle at rest in a safe place.
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1
A33H4SB
TYPICAL — BACKREST ADJUSTMENT FOR PASSENGER
1. Adjustment handle
23) Electric Visor Jack Connector
An electric visor can be connected to the jack connector. Electric
current is supplied whenever engine is running. A stress relief extension is supplied with the vehicle. It is included in the predelivery
kit. Ask your authorized SKI-DOO dealer for the extension.
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Driver
A33A0SA
1
2
TYPICAL
1. Electric visor jack connector
2. Stress relief extension
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Passenger
1
A33H4TA
GTX LIMITED ONLY
1. Electric visor jack connector
24) 12-Volt Power Outlet
A 12-volt electric appliance may be connected to that jack connector.
Electric current is supplied when ever engine is running. See FUSES
below for electric power outlet fuse location.
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25) Windshield
Windshield provides operator comfort, as well as protection by deflecting wind and snow away from the operator.
26) Adjustable Mirrors
Each mirror can be adjusted to suit driver's preference.
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WARNING
Adjust with vehicle at rest in a safe place.
27) Adjustable Toeholds
Each toehold can be adjusted to suit driver's preference. Loosen
bolts, adjust then, retighten bolts to 10 N•m (89 lbf•ft).
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WARNING
Adjust with vehicle at rest in a safe place. Do not adjust too
snugly to trap booted foot. Securely tighten all adjustments.
28) Heated Carburetor Valve
The heated carburetor valve should be closed except:
• When riding between - 5°C and 5°C (23°F and 41°F) in a high
relative humidity.
• When riding in deep powder snow.
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•
When following another snowmobile which makes snow dust.
1
2
A33C01A
TYPICAL
1. ON
2. OFF
CAUTION: When operating the snowmobile above 5°C (41°F),
move the carburetor heating valve to the OFF position.
29) Hood and Side Panel Latches
To open hood, slightly widen (pull-out) its both sides top portion in
order to unhook its anchors from their grommets.
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1
2
A33H0MA
1.
2.
Anchors
Grommets
To open a side panel, stretch and unhook the latches.
A33H13A
1.
1
Latch
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To remove a side panel remove by pulling up both locking devices
from hinge.
1
A33H0EA
1.
Locking device
For left hand side panel removal, also unplug vent hose or sensor
from air silencer.
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1
A33C02B
NON-2-TEC MODELS
1. Vent hose
A33E0RA
1
2-TEC MODELS
1. Sensor
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Reverse opening procedure to close hood and side panels. Properly
hook up latches.
30) Fuses
To remove fuse from holder, pull fuse out. Check if filament is melted.
1
2
A15E0KA
1.
2.
Fuse
Check if melted
CAUTION: Do not use a higher rated fuse as this can cause severe damage to electric components and/or fire.
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WARNING
If fuse has burnt out, source of malfunction should be determined and corrected before restarting. See an authorized
SKI-DOO dealer for servicing.
Ground Protection Fuse
Electric Start Fan Cooled Models
Ground wire is protected with a 20 ampere rated fuse. See following
illustration for fuse holder location. Check fuse condition and replace
it if necessary.
CAUTION: This fuse should always be disconnected before doing any maintenance under the hood. This is to prevent any unexpected electrical activation.
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1
TYPICAL
1. Ground wire protection fuse
All Models except SDI
Accessories Fuse
Accessories are protected with 20 ampere rated fuse. See following
illustration for fuse holder location. If any of the accessories stops
functioning, check fuse condition and replace it if necessary.
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Headlight Fuse
Headlight is protected with 20 ampere rated fuse. See following
illustration for fuse holder location. If headlight does not light up,
check fuse condition and replace it if necessary.
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2
A33E07A
FUSE LOCATION — LEFT HAND SIDE OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT BEHIND
HEADLIGHT
1. 20 A headlight fuse (RED/ORANGE wire)
2. 20 A accessories fuse (RED/YELLOW wire)
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Electric-Start Liquid Cooled Models except SDI
Charging System Fuse
Charging system is protected with 30 ampere rated fuse. See following illustration for fuse holder location. If charging system or
starter does not operate, check fuse condition and replace it if necessary.
CAUTION: This fuse should always be disconnected before doing any maintenance under the hood. This is to prevent any unexpected electrical activation.
A33E0EA
1.
1
Charging system fuse
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ECM Fuse
Electric Start Liquid Cooled Models Except SDI
ECM is protected with 5 ampere rated fuse. See following illustration for fuse holder location. If no voltage is present at ECM or starter
does not operate, check fuse condition and replace it if necessary.
A33E0FA
1.
1
ECM fuse
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SDI Models
Open front hood.
To open fuse box push on cover tab and tilt cover.
A32I0KA
1
TYPICAL
1. Push tab
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1
A32I0IA
3
2
TYPICAL
1. Fuse description decal
2. Fuse remover/installer
3. Spare fuses
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A32I0JA
TYPICAL
1. Fuse remover/installer
Electric Fuel Level Gauge Fuse
See an authorized SKI-DOO dealer for fuse replacement.
31) Front Grab Handle/Front Bumper
To be used whenever front of snowmobile requires manual lifting.
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WARNING
Do not attempt to lift the vehicle by hand alone. Use appropriate lifting device or have assistance to share lifting stress in
order to avoid risk of strain injuries.
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1.
Front grab handle
CAUTION: Do not use skis to pull or lift snowmobile.
32) Storage Compartment
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WARNING
All storage compartments must be properly latched and they
must not contain any heavy or breakable objects.
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All X Package Except Summit Models
1
A33H1ZA
1.
Storage compartment cover
All Models Except X Package and GTX
Pull latch slightly upward then, backward to unlock cover.
A33H0LA
1.
1
Latch
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GTX Models
1
A33H4UA
1.
Storage compartment
33) Rear Rack
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WARNING
All objects in rear rack must be properly latched. Do not carry
any breakable objects. Excessive weight in rack may reduce
steering ability.
CAUTION: Always readjust suspension according to the load.
The capacity of this rack is limited. Ride at very low speed when
loaded. Avoid speed over bumps.
34) Tool Kit
A tool kit containing tools for basic maintenance is supplied with the
vehicle.
Tool bag is located in engine compartment above left hand side toehold.
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A33B0QA
1.
1
Tool kit
35) Suitcase
GTX Limited
CAUTION: MAXIMUM load for each suitcase is 4 kg (9 lb).
Unlock the suitcase from its support by turning the upper button 90°
clockwise.
NOTE: If upper button cannot be turned, unlock upper button using
the suitcase locking device.
Push upper button downward and gently pull on the suitcase to release it from its locking support.
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1
A33A2SA
1.
Upper button
1
A33A2UA
1.
Locking device
Lift suitcase to release it from its lower support.
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A33A2TA
Suitcases can be locked on vehicle using the safety locking device,
using this device will prevent the suitcase release button to turn.
1
A33A2UA
1.
Locking device
CAUTION: Make sure suitcases are properly fixed and secured
before using snowmobile.
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36) Integrated Bag
GSX Liquid Cooled Models
Lift release lever from plastic buckles to unfasten integrated bag
from vehicle.
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37) 2+1 Seat
GTX Limited
3 Passenger's Seat Set-Up
The GTX Limited has 3 seats.
3
2
1
A33A2WA
3 PASSENGER'S SEAT SET-UP
1. Driver seat
2. 2+1 seat
3. Passenger's seat
If you have an adult and a child for passenger, BRP recommends
that the child sits in the center location. This allows an adult sitting
in the rear seat to keep a visual contact with the child and hold him if
necessary. In addition, the child is best protected against the wind
and cold temperature if seated in the center location.
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WARNING
Any passenger must be able to firmly lay his feet on the
footrests and keep his hands on the grab handles or seat strap
at all times when seated. Respecting those physical criteria
is important to ensures that the passenger is stable and to
reduce the risks of ejection.
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–
–
–
WARNING
NEVER place any cargo on either of the 2 passenger seats,
as cargo could collide with occupants.
If you ride with the 2 passenger seats installed, your cargo
must be placed only in the suitcases.
If you want to ride with 1 passenger and some cargo, do
not put the cargo on the passenger’s seat left unused. You
must instead remove the “2 + 1” seat and slide the passenger’s seat from the rearmost position, to the position just
behind the operator’s seat. This will create space behind
the passenger’s seat to place your cargo.
2 Passenger's Seat Set-Up
The GTX Limited can be converted into a snowmobile with 2 seats
instead of 3, by removing the middle “2 + 1” seat and installing the
passenger’s seat with the backrest immediately behind the operator’s seat.
2
1
A33A2XA
2 PASSENGER'S SEAT SET-UP
1. Driver seat
2. Passenger's seat
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–
–
–
WARNING
NEVER ride with the “2 + 1” seat installed if the rearmost
passenger’s seat is not installed.
The “2 + 1” seat must rest against the passenger’s seat behind it to be fully locked and stable. Without the passenger’s seat behind it, the “2 + 1” seat is unstable and could
cause injuries to passengers.
Never ride without the 2 + 1 seat removed, unless the rearmost seat is installed forward immediately behind the operator's seat.
2+1 Seat Removal
Pull on passenger's seat strap while gently lifting rear of seat.
A33A2YA
1.
1
Strap
Slightly pull passenger's seat rearward to release alignment tab from
2 + 1 seat.
CAUTION: If passenger's seat needs to be removed from vehicle,
make sure to unplug passenger's seat harness.
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A33A2ZA
PULL PASSENGER'S SEAT REARWARD
Slightly pull 2+1 seat rearward to release alignment tab from driver
seat.
Remove 2+1 seat.
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A33A30A
PULL 2+1 SEAT REARWARD
NOTE: When the “2 + 1” seat is removed, you must always proceed
to the reinstallation of the passenger’s seat (the one with a backrest)
immediately behind the operator’s seat before riding. Failure to do
so leaves the snowmobile with a hole between the operator’s seat
and the passenger’s seat. This is incorrect and the snowmobile must
not be ridden in this configuration.
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–
WARNING
NEVER use the hole left by removing the “2 + 1” seat to sit a
passenger or put cargo. The passenger could hurt his back
or suffer other serious injuries due to his seating position.
Cargo placed in this hole would be unstable, could fall and
potentially injure someone.
A passenger sitting on the passenger’s seat that is installed
in the “third” position must not use the hole left by the
“2 + 1” seat to put his feet as it could impair his stability.
Feet must remain on the footrests and hands must firmly
grasp the grab handles at all times.
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CAUTION: Take care to store the 2+1 seat properly to avoid any
damages.
Reinstall passenger's seat on vehicle immediately behind the operator’s seat.
When passenger's seat rests in its position, firmly push seat down
to latch.
NOTE: A distinctive snap will be felt. Double check that the seat is
secure by giving it a tug to confirm proper latching.
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2
1
A33A2XA
1.
2.
Driver seat
Passenger's seat
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WARNING
Make sure the passenger's seat(s) that are installed are locked
securely in place before using the snowmobile.
38) Spark Plug Holder
To keep spare spark plugs dry and prevent shocks that might affect
the adjustment or break them, a holder is provided in engine compartment.
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1
A33C02A
TYPICAL — SPARK PLUG HOLDER ON LEFT HAND SIDE PANEL
1. Spare spark plugs installed in holder
NOTE: Spare spark plugs are not supplied with snowmobile.
NOTE: Check spare spark plug gap according to SPECIFICATIONS
before installation.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to adjust gap on spark plug BR9ECS.
39) Spare Drive Belt Holder
A spare drive belt can be stored in holder.
NOTE: Spare drive belt is not supplied with the snowmobile.
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1. Push drive belt on LH side
2. Make sure there is no contact with air duct
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40) Hitch
The hitch can be used to pull most equipment. Use a rigid tow bar.
41) Shields and Guards
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WARNING
Never operate engine without belt guard securely installed or,
with hood or access/side panels open or removed.
Your snowmobile is provided with a number of shields and guards.
Leave these in place on your vehicle as they are designed to keep
clothing and hands out of moving parts and away from hot components. Never attempt to make adjustments to any moving part while
the engine is running.
42) Track
Depending on the model of snowmobile that you own, your vehicle
may come with a track for which the manufacturer permits the installation of studs, or a track for which the manufacturer forbids it.
Tracks approved for the installation of studs have a stud symbol (see
illustration) molded into the track surface, and tracks not approved
bear a forbidden stud symbol (see illustration). Before proceeding
to the installation of studs on tracks for which it is allowed, you must
first acquaint yourself with the safety instructions related to the studding of tracks, found in the section entitled TRACTION ENHANCING
PRODUCTS in the SAFETY INFORMATION section at the beginning
of this guide. This section also provides other important information
that you must consider before having studs installed on a track.
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2
A00A8KA
TRACK SYMBOLS
1. Approved
2. NOT Approved
Generally, snowmobiles adapted for mountain riding comes with
tracks equipped with high lug profiles. These tracks are optimized
for operation on loose snow. Running those tracks on hard packed
surfaces put more stress on the lugs, which tend to heat up as a
result. Avoid riding a snowmobile equipped with a high lug profiles
track in a trail or on hard surfaces for an extended period of time to
avoid potential degradation or damage to the track.
For general instructions on maintenance of tracks, refer to the sections TRACK CONDITION and TRACK TENSION AND ALIGNMENT
in the MAINTENANCE section of this guide.
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RECOMMENDED FUEL AND OIL
Recommended Fuel
Use regular unleaded gasoline, available from most service stations
or oxygenated fuel containing a maximum total of 10% of ethanol
or methanol or both. The gasoline used must have the following
recommended minimum octane number.
All Models except 800 HO Power TEK Engine Equipped Models
LOCATION
OCTANE NUMBER
Inside North America
87 octane (RON + MON)/2
Outside North America
91 RON
All 800 HO Power TEK Engine Equipped Models
LOCATION
OCTANE NUMBER
Inside North America
91 octane (RON + MON)/2
Outside North America
95 RON
All Models
CAUTION: Never experiment with other fuels or fuel ratios. The
use of unrecommended fuel can result in snowmobile performance deterioration and damage to critical parts in the fuel system and engine components. Do not mistake oil reservoir cap
for fuel tank cap. Oil reservoir cap is identified OIL.
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WARNING
Always stop the engine before refueling. Fuel is flammable
and explosive under certain conditions. Always work in a well
ventilated area. Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks
in the vicinity. Open cap slowly. If a differential pressure condition is noticed (whistling sound heard when loosening fuel
tank cap) have vehicle inspected and/or repaired before further operation. Do not overfill or top off the fuel tank before
placing the vehicle in a warm area. As temperature increases,
fuel expands and might overflow. Always wipe off any fuel
spillage from the vehicle. Periodically verify fuel system.
Fuel System Antifreeze
When using oxygenated fuel, additional gas line antifreeze or water
absorbing additives are not required and should be not used.
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When using non-oxygenated fuel, we highly recommend the use of
isopropyl base gas line antifreeze in a proportion of 150 mL (5 U.S.
oz) of gas line antifreeze added to 40 liters (10-1/2 U.S. gal) of gas.
This precaution is in order to reduce the risk of frost buildup in carburetor(s) which may lead, in certain cases, to high fuel consumption
or severe damage to engine.
NOTE: Use only methyl hydrate free gas line antifreeze.
Recommended Oil
CAUTION: Use only injection oil that flows at - 40°C (- 40°F). Do
not mismatch oil reservoir cap with fuel tank cap. Oil reservoir
cap is identified OIL.
Oil is contained in the injection oil reservoir.
Use only two-stroke engine injection oil sold by authorized SKI-DOO
dealers.
MODEL
2-TEC SDI
OIL TYPE
(1)
All others
XP-STM
2-stroke synthetic blend
XP-STM
mineral injection oil
(2)
CAUTION: (1) XP-S 2-stroke synthetic blend oil is specially
formulated and tested for the severe requirements of these
engines. Use of any other brand two-stroke oil may void the
limited warranty. Use only XP-S 2-stroke synthetic blend. There
is no known equivalent on the market for the moment. If a high
quality equivalent were available, it could be used.
(2) If XP-STM Mineral Injection Oil is not available, API TC high-quality
low ash two-stroke injection oil may be used.
XP-STM mineral injection oil is a special blend of basic oil and additives
especially selected to ensure unequalled lubrication, engine cleanliness and minimum spark plug fouling.
The XP-STM 2-stroke synthetic blend oil provides superior lubrication, reduced engine component wear and oil deposit, thus maintaining maximum-level performance and antifriction properties. This
synthetic blend injection oil meets the latest ASTM and JASO standards by ensuring high biodegradability and low exhaust smoke.
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CAUTION: Never use four-stroke petroleum or synthetic motor
oil and never mix these with outboard motor oil. Do not use
NMMA TC-W, TC-W2 or TC-W3 outboard two-stroke engine oils
or ashless two-stroke engine oils. Avoid mixing different brands
of API TC oil as resulting chemical reactions may cause severe
engine damage.
Always maintain a sufficient amount of recommended oil in the injection oil reservoir.
CAUTION: Check level and refill every time you refuel. Do not
mismatch oil reservoir cap with fuel tank cap. Install cap that is
identified OIL.
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WARNING
Do not overfill. Reinstall cap and fully tighten. Wipe off any
oil spills. Oil is highly flammable.
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BREAK-IN PERIOD
Engine
CAUTION: A break-in period of 10 operating hours — 500 km
(300 miles) — is required before running the snowmobile at full
throttle.
During break-in period, maximum throttle should not exceed 3/4.
However, brief full acceleration and speed variations contribute to
a good break-in.
CAUTION: Engine overheating, continued wide open throttle
runs and prolonged cruising without speed variations should
be avoided, this can cause engine damage during the break-in
period.
All Models except SDI Engine Equipped Models
To assure additional protection during the initial engine break-in,
500 mL (18 imp. oz) of recommended injection oil should be added
to fuel for the first full filling of fuel tank. Have spark plugs cleaned
after engine break-in.
Belt
All Models
A new drive belt requires a break-in period of 50 km (30 miles). Avoid
strong acceleration/deceleration, pulling a load or high speed cruising.
10-Hour Inspection
NOTE: The 10-hour inspection is at the expense of the snowmobile
owner.
As with any precision piece of mechanical equipment, we suggest
that after the first 10 hours of operation — 500 km (300 miles) — or
30 days after the purchase, whichever comes first, your snowmobile
be checked by an authorized SKI-DOO dealer. This inspection will
also give you the opportunity to discuss the unanswered questions
you may have encountered during the first hours of operation.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Pre-Operation Check
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WARNING
The pre-operation check is very important prior to operating
the vehicle. Always check the proper operation of critical controls, safety features and mechanical components before starting. If not done as specified here, severe injury or death might
occur.
•
•
•
Remove snow and ice from body including seat, footrests, controls and instruments.
Lights — The headlamp, the taillight and the brake light are standard equipment. Be sure lights are clear of dirt, slush or snow
and are in good working order or condition.
Verify that track and idler wheels are free to turn and not frozen.
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WARNING
Always use a wide base snowmobile mechanical stand to
properly support vehicle during any track verification. Slowly
accelerate engine in order to rotate track at very low speed
when it is not on ground.
•
•
•
Activate the brake control lever and make sure the brake fully
applies before the brake control lever touches the handlebar grip.
It must fully return when released.
Check the parking device. Apply parking brake and check if it
operates properly.
Activate the throttle control lever several times to check that it
operates easily and smoothly.
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WARNING
Throttle lever must operate easily and smoothly. It must return to idle position when released.
•
•
Check operation of tether and engine cutout switches, ignition
switch, headlamp switch (HI-LO), taillight, brake light and pilot
lamps.
Check gear shift lever position (models with mechanical reverse
only).
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•
•
•
•
Verify that skis and steering operate freely. Check corresponding
action of skis versus handlebar.
Check fuel and oil for levels and leaks. Replenish as necessary
and see an authorized SKI-DOO dealer in case of any leaks.
Verify that air filter(s) is free of snow, if so equipped.
All storage compartments must be properly latched and they
must not contain any heavy or breakable objects. Hood must be
also properly latched.
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WARNING
All adjustable features should be positioned at optimal setting.
Securely tighten all adjustment locks.
•
•
Make certain your snowmobile is pointed away from people or
objects before you start it. No one is to be standing in front of or
in back of the snowmobile.
Be warmly dressed with clothing designed for snowmobiling.
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PRE-OPERATION CHECK LIST
ITEM
OPERATION
Body including
seat, footrests,
lights, controls and
instruments
Track and idler wheels
Check that there is no snow or ice.
Brake lever
Check proper action.
Parking device
Check proper action.
Throttle lever
Check proper action.
Switches and lights
Fuel and oil
Check proper action. Tether cord
must be attached to driver clothing
eyelet.
Check for free movement and
proper action.
Check for proper level and leaks.
Air filter
Check that there is no snow or ice.
Adjustable features
Check for optimal adjustment and
securely tightened adjustment
locks.
Check for proper latching and no
heavy or breakable objects.
Snowmobile must be pointed away
from people or objects. No one is
to be standing in front of or in back
of the snowmobile.
Be warmly dressed with clothing
designed for snowmobiling.
Skis and steering
Storage compartment
Vehicle vicinity
Clothing
✔
Check for free movement.
SDI Engine Starting Procedure
General
IMPORTANT: On SDI engine with electrical starter, if the low battery
voltage pilot lamp is on, battery would not have enough power to
start the engine. In this case, use the manual rewind starter.
IMPORTANT: On SDI engine with electrical starter, if the battery is
dead, engine cannot be started. Have the battery recharged or replaced.
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Procedure
• Recheck throttle control lever operation.
• Ensure that the tether cord cap is in position and that the cord is
attached to your clothing eyelet.
• Ensure that the engine cutout switch is in the ON position.
Manual Starting
• Grab manual starter handle, pull handle slowly until a resistance
is felt, then hold handle firmly and pull vigorously to start engine.
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WARNING
Do not apply throttle while starting.
Electric Starting (if so equipped)
• Depressing the START/RER button will engage the electric starter
and start the engine.
• Release button immediately when engine has started.
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WARNING
Do not apply throttle while starting.
CAUTION: Do not use electric starter for more than 10 seconds.
A rest period should be observed between the cranking cycles to
let electric starter cool down. Using electric starter when engine
has started could damage electric starter mechanism.
NOTE: If for any reason, the engine cannot be cranked electrically,
start engine manually using the rewind starter.
Carburetor Engine Starting Procedure
Procedure
• Recheck throttle control lever operation.
• Ensure that the tether cord cap is in position and that the cord is
attached to your clothing eyelet.
• Ensure that the engine cutout switch is in the ON position.
• On fan-cooled models, turn ignition key to ON position.
• Activate the choke according to the temperature as explained below.
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Choke Application
Initial Cold Starting When Temperature is Below - 10°C (+ 15°F)
NOTE: Do not operate the throttle lever with the choke lever on.
Set the choke lever to position 3.
NOTE: After the engine is started, let engine warm up at fast idle
until engine speed drops. Then, close off choke to ensure proper
air-fuel mixture.
1
2
A06H1KA
1.
2.
3.
3
OFF
Position 2
Position 3
Initial Cold Starting When Temperature is Above
- 10°C (above + 15°F)
Set the choke lever to position 2.
NOTE: After the engine is started, close off choke to ensure proper
air-fuel mixture.
Warm Engine Starting
Start the engine without any choke. If the engine will not start after two pulls of the rope or two 5 second attempts with the electric
starter move choke lever to position 2. Start the engine without activating the throttle lever. As soon as the engine starts move the
choke lever to OFF.
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Procedure (Cont'd)
Manual Starting
• Grab manual starter handle, pull handle slowly until a resistance
is felt, then hold handle firmly and pull vigorously to start engine.
Electric Starting (if so equipped)
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WARNING
Never depress throttle while starting engine.
CAUTION: Do not use electric starter for more than 10 seconds.
A rest period should be observed between the cranking cycles to
let electric starter cool down. Using electric starter when engine
has started could damage electric starter mechanism.
Fan Cooled Models
• Turn key clockwise until starter engages.
• Release key immediately when engine has started.
NOTE: If for any reason, the engine cannot be cranked electrically,
leave ignition key to ON position and start engine manually using the
rewind starter.
Liquid Cooled Models
• Depressing the START/RER button will engage the electric starter
and start the engine.
• Release button immediately when engine has started.
NOTE: If for any reason, the engine cannot be cranked electrically,
start engine manually using the rewind starter.
Vehicle Warm-Up
Before every ride, vehicle has to be warmed up as follows.
Snowmobile must be securely supported by the rear bumper using
a wide-base snowmobile mechanical stand. Track must be 100 mm
(4 in) off the ground.
Attach tether cord to operator's clothing eyelet.
Start engine and allow it to warm up two or three minutes at idle
speed.
Release parking brake.
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WARNING
Make sure wide-base snowmobile mechanical stand is stable.
Stay clear of the front of vehicle and the track. Do not use too
much throttle during warm-up or when track is free-hanging.
Apply throttle until drive pulley engages. Let track rotate at low
speed for several turns. The lower the vehicle temperature is the
longer vehicle warm-up should be.
Shut-off the engine and remove the wide-base snowmobile mechanical stand.
Skis may be frozen on the ground. Grab both skis one at a time by
their loops and lift their front end slightly off the ground.
After restarting engine, the vehicle can be driven at low speed for
the first 2 or 3 minutes of riding. After that, it may be driven up to
the legal speed limit as per normal safety practices.
Shutting Off the Engine
Release throttle lever and wait until engine has returned to idle
speed.
Shut off the engine using either ignition switch, engine cut-out
switch or tether cut-out switch.
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WARNING
Always remove tether cord cap and key when vehicle is not in
operation in order to prevent accidental engine starting or to
avoid unauthorized use by children or others or theft.
Post-Operation Care
Shut off the engine. Install rear of vehicle on a wide-base snowmobile mechanical stand.
Remove snow and ice from rear suspension, track, front suspension,
steering mechanism and skis.
Always cover your snowmobile when leaving it overnight or during
extended periods of inactivity. This will protect it from freezing as
well as retain its appearance.
Suspension Adjustments
Snowmobile handling and comfort depend upon suspension adjustments.
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For factory recommended adjustments refer to decal on belt guard.
It describes settings for optimum comfort according to load for your
SKI-DOO model.
Choice of suspension adjustments vary with carrying load, driver's
weight, personal preference, riding speed and field condition.
NOTE: Some adjustments may not apply to your snowmobile. Use
special keys in tool kit.
3
4
A35F01A
1
5
2
TYPICAL — SC4 — MX Z X PACKAGE
1. Rear springs adjustable cams for comfort and ride height
2. Center spring for steering behavior
3. Stopper strap for snowmobile weight transfer
4. Coupling blocks — Handling
5. Rear shock motion ratio — Damping strength (not adjustable on all models)
6. Front springs for handling (not shown)
Following are guidelines to fine-tune suspension.
The best way to set up the suspension, is to start from factory settings, then customize each adjustment one at a time. Adjustments
2 through 6 are interrelated. It may be necessary to readjust center
spring after adjusting front springs for instance. Test run the snowmobile under the same conditions; trail, speed, snow, driver riding
position, etc. Change one adjustment and retest. Proceed methodically until you are satisfied.
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WARNING
Always remove tether cord cap before performing any maintenance or adjustment, unless otherwise specified. Vehicle
must be parked in a safe place, away from the trail. Always
lift the front of vehicle off the ground with a suitable lifting device before adjusting ski suspension. Lift the rear of vehicle
off the ground with a wide-base snowmobile stand with a rear
deflector panel before rear suspension adjustment.
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WARNING
Do not attempt to lift the vehicle by hand alone. Use appropriate lifting device to avoid risk of strain injuries. Always make
sure the lifting device is stable and secure before proceeding
to adjust the suspension components.
CAUTION: Whenever adjusting rear suspension, check track tension and adjust as necessary.
Slight suspension bottoming occurring under the worst riding conditions indicates a good choice of spring preload.
NOTE: Some models may come from factory equipped with
Take/Apart (T/A) shocks. These can be rebuilt or recalibrated. See
an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
Rear Springs — Comfort
IMPORTANT: Make sure that all objects to be transported are in
place in storage compartment and rear rack.
• Grab rear bumper and lift until suspension is fully extended.
• From this point, rear of snowmobile should collapse by 50 to
75 mm (2 to 3 in) when driver and passenger (if so applicable)
take place. Measure at rear bumper as shown in next photo.
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WARNING
Do not attempt to lift the vehicle by hand alone. Use appropriate lifting device or have assistance to share lifting stress in
order to avoid risk of strain injuries.
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C
B
A
mmo2006-003-022_a
TYPICAL — PROPER ADJUSTMENT
A. Suspension fully extended
B. Suspension has collapse with driver, passenger(s) and load added
C. Distance between dimension A and B, must not exceed 50 to
75 mm (2 to 3 in), see table
Rear Springs Adjustment
”C”
50 to 75 mm
(2 to 3 in)
CAUSE
SOLUTION
No adjustment required
More than
75 mm (3 in)
Too soft of
adjustment
Increase preload
(see preload adjustment)
Less than
50 mm (2 in)
Too hard of
adjustment
Decrease preload
(see preload adjustment)
Preload Adjustment
NOTE: Left and right adjustment cams may be at different settings.
CAM POSITIONS
SPRING PRELOAD
1
Minimum
2
Minimum/Intermediate
3
Intermediate/Maximum
4
Maximum
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CAUTION: To increase preload, always turn the left side adjustment cam in a clockwise direction, and the right side cam in a
counterclockwise direction.
LH
RH
1
A32F41A
1
TYPICAL
1. Increase spring preload
CAUTION: To decrease preload, always turn the left side adjustment cam in a counterclockwise direction, the right side cam in
a clockwise direction.
LH
RH
1
1
A30F04B
TYPICAL
1. Decrease spring preload
Center Spring — Steering Behavior
• Ride at moderate speed on a trail.
• If handlebar is felt too easy or too hard to turn, adjust center spring
accordingly.
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WARNING
Before proceeding with any suspension adjustment, remember:
– park in a safe place
– remove tether cord cap
– lift rear of vehicle off the ground with a wide-base snowmobile stand with a rear deflector panel
– make sure lifting device is stable and secure.
CENTER SPRING ADJUSTMENT
STEERING BEHAVIOR
VEHICLE
HANDLEBAR
SPEED
Easy to turn
ADJUSTMENT
STEERING
ATTITUDE
PROBLEM SOLUTION
Neutral
No adjustment required
Too soft of
adjustment
Increase
preload
Very easy to
Too hard of
Understeering
turn
adjustment
Decrease
preload
Moderate Harder to turn Oversteering
Preload Adjustment
1
A32F01A
TYPICAL
1. Use adjuster wrench provided in tool kit to increase or decrease preload
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Stopper Strap — Weight Transfer
• Ride at low speed then fully accelerate.
• Note steering behavior.
• Adjust stopper strap length accordingly.
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WARNING
Before proceeding with any suspension adjustment, remember:
– park in a safe place
– remove tether cord cap
– lift rear of vehicle off the ground with suitable lifting device
– make sure lifting device is stable and secure.
CAUTION: Whenever stopper strap length is changed, track tension must be readjusted.
STOPPER STRAP — WEIGHT TRANSFER
WEIGHT TRANSFER
ADJUSTMENTS
STEERING
BEHAVIOR
TRACK
SKIS
Comfortable
Good
weight
transfer
Light
pressure
Light
Too much
weight
transfer
Lift off the
ground
Too long
strap
Reduce
strap length
Heavy
Not enough
weight
transfer
Heavy
pressure
Too short
strap
Increase
strap length
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PROBLEM
SOLUTION
No adjustment required
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Strap Adjustment
All Models except Summit
1
A03F0QB
TYPICAL
1. Increase or decrease strap length by bolting to a different hole
Summit Models
1
A32E19A
1.
Loosen lock nut, turn knob accordingly then retighten lock nut
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Coupling Blocks — Handling
SC4 Suspension Only
• Ride at moderate speed and check for desired handling.
• If handling requires adjustment, turn both left and right blocks by
90 to the desired position.
NOTE: There are four possible adjustment positions. Side of block
with the desired adjustment number must be facing the rubber stopper.
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WARNING
Both blocks must be set at the same position. Otherwise vehicle behavior may be unpredictable and suspension may become warped.
Use tool provided in tool bag to adjust coupling blocks.
4
1
3
2
A33F4IA
COUPLING BLOCK — RIGHT SIDE VIEW (“R” — RIGHT EMBOSSED ON BLOCK)
1. Position 1 (minimum)
2. Position 2 (minimum/intermediate)
3. Position 3 (intermediate/maximum)
4. Position 4 (maximum)
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Rear Shock Motion Ratio — Damping Strength
X Package Only
Rear shock on the above mentioned models feature 2 adjustments.
Low Speed Compression Adjuster
The low speed adjuster modifies the damping force for small suspension velocities. This adjuster has 5 turns of adjustment. Use a flat
screwdriver to adjust it. Turning it clockwise increases shock damping action (stiffer) for these low compression speeds.
High Speed Compression Adjuster
The high speed adjuster modifies the damping force for high suspension velocities. Use a 17 mm wrench to adjust it. Turning it clockwise increases shock damping action (stiffer) for these high compression speeds.
1
2
A33F4HA
1.
2.
Low speed compression adjuster (flat screwdriver)
High speed compression adjuster (17 mm wrench)
Front Springs — Handling
• Ride at moderate speed and check for proper handling.
• Adjust front springs accordingly.
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WARNING
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WARNING
Before proceeding with any suspension adjustment, remember:
– park in a safe place
– remove tether cord cap
– lift rear of vehicle off the ground with a wide-base snowmobile stand with a rear deflector panel
– make sure lifting device is stable and secure.
Always adjust both front springs to same position.
FRONT SPRINGS ADJUSTMENT
HANDLING
STEERING
Good
Comfortable
Bad
Too easy to
turn
Too soft of
adjustment
Increase spring
preload
Bad
Hard to turn
Too hard of
adjustment
Decrease spring
preload
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PROBLEM
SOLUTION
No adjustment required
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Preload Adjustment
Screw Type Shock
2
1
A32F1CA
1.
2.
Increase or decrease spring preload
Position number
CAUTION: Make sure that both front springs are still pre loaded
when front of vehicle is off the ground.
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Cam Type Shock
1
A03F2IA
1.
Increase or decrease spring preload
CAUTION: Make sure that both front springs are still pre loaded
when front of vehicle is off the ground.
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SUSPENSION TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Problem
Corrective measures
Front suspension
wandering
– Check ski alignment and camber angle adjustment.
See an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
– Reduce ski ground pressure.
• Reduce front suspension spring preload.
• Increase center spring preload.
• Reduce rear spring preload.
Snowmobile seems
unstable and seems
to pivot around its
center
– Reduce rear suspension front arm pressure.
• Reduce center spring preload.
• Increase rear spring preload.
• Increase front suspension spring preload.
Steering feels too
heavy
– Reduce ski ground pressure.
• Reduce front suspension spring preload.
• Increase center spring preload.
Rear of snowmobile
seems too stiff
– Reduce rear spring preload.
Rear of snowmobile
seems too soft
– Increase rear spring preload.
Rear suspension front
shock absorber is
frequently bottoming
– Lengthen stopper strap.
– Increase center spring preload.
Track spins too much
at start
– Lengthen stopper strap.
– Move thicker part of coupling block downward.
In Deep Snow
When operating the snowmobile in deep snow, it may be necessary
to vary stopper strap length and/or riding position, to change the angle at which the track rides on the snow. Operator's familiarity with
the various adjustments as well as snow conditions will dictate the
most efficient combination.
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SPECIAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Riding at High Altitudes or Sea Level
CAUTION: Failure to re-calibrate may cause serious engine damage.
Refer to an authorized SKI-DOO dealer for proper calibration modifications.
FACTORY
CALIBRATED
FOR
PARTS
REPLACEMENT/
ADJUSTMENTS
REQUIRED WHEN
ALTITUDE IS
CAN/US
Sea level
Above
600 m (2000 ft)
EUROPE
1800 m (6000 ft)
Below
1500 m (4900 ft) OR
above 2100 m (6900 ft)
ALL
EXCEPT
SUMMIT
Sea level
Above
600 m (2000 ft)
MODEL
FAN
COOLED
LIQUID
COOLED
SUMMIT
Within
Below
600 – 2400 m
600 m (2000 ft) OR
(1800 m – 6000 ft) above 2400 m (8000 ft)
Riding in Cold Weather
Carburetor Equipped Models
All vehicles have been calibrated for - 20°C (- 4°F). They can be operated at warmer winter temperatures without problems.
CAUTION: For colder temperatures than - 20°C (- 4°F), carburetor(s) must be recalibrated to avoid engine damage. Refer to an
authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
Refer also to RIDING AT HIGH ALTITUDES OR SEA LEVEL in previous pages.
Emergency Starting
The engine can be started with the emergency starter rope supplied
with the tool kit.
Remove belt guard.
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WARNING
Do not wind starting rope around your hand. Hold rope by the
handle only. Do not start the snowmobile by the drive pulley
unless it is a true emergency situation. Have the snowmobile
repaired as soon as possible.
A07D0UA
Attach one end of emergency rope to rewind handle.
NOTE: The spark plug socket can be used as an emergency handle.
A17B01A
TYPICAL
Attach the other end of emergency rope to the starter clip supplied
in the tool kit.
Hook up clip on drive pulley.
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Wind the rope tightly around drive pulley. When pulled, pulley must
rotate counterclockwise.
1
A03D25A
TYPICAL — FAN-COOLED MODELS
1. Knot on this side
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1
A19D13A
TYPICAL — LIQUID-COOLED MODELS
1. Clip
Pull the rope using a sharp, crisp pull so the rope comes free of the
drive pulley.
Start engine as per usual manual starting.
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WARNING
When starting the snowmobile in an emergency situation, using drive pulley, do not reinstall the belt guard and return slowly to have snowmobile repaired.
Towing an Accessory
Always use a rigid towbar to tow an accessory. Any towed accessory should have reflectors on both sides and at the rear. Check local
laws for brake lights requirements.
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WARNING
Never tow an accessory with a rope. Always use a rigid towbar. Using a rope would result in a collision between the object and the snowmobile and possibly in a tip over in case of
a rapid deceleration or on a downward slope.
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Towing Another Snowmobile
If a snowmobile is disabled and must be towed use a rigid towbar,
remove the drive belt and tow at moderate speed.
CAUTION: Always remove the drive belt of the snowmobile that
is to be towed to prevent damage to its belt and drive system.
In an emergency situation only, if a rigid towbar is not available, a
rope can be used provided you proceed with extra caution.
Remove the drive belt, attach the rope to the ski legs (spindles), have
someone sit on the towed snowmobile to activate the brake, and tow
at low speed.
CAUTION: In order to prevent damage to the steering system,
never attach the tow rope to the ski loops (handles).
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WARNING
Never ride at high speed when towing a disabled snowmobile.
Proceed slowly with extra caution.
Transporting the Vehicle
Make sure that oil reservoir and fuel tank caps are properly installed.
Tilt bed trailers can easily be equipped with a winch mechanism to
afford maximum safety in loading. Simple as it may seem, never
drive your snowmobile onto a tilt bed trailer or any other kind of trailer
or vehicle. Many serious accidents have resulted from driving up
and over a trailer. Anchor your vehicle securely, front and rear, even
on short hauls. Be certain all equipment is securely fastened. Cover
your snowmobile when trailering to prevent road grime from causing
damage.
Be certain your trailer meets state or provincial requirement. Ensure
the hitch and safety chains are secure and the brake, turn indicators
and clearance lights all function.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
2 SHORT BEEPS (WHEN ENGINE IS STARTED) THEN ENGINE
STOPS.
1. Engine stops automatically after four minutes of idling (without depressing the throttle handle) and engine temperature
higher than 85°C (185°F).
– Depressing throttle lever within four minutes will reset timer
to four minutes.
2 SHORT BEEPS (WHEN ENGINE IS STARTED), DESS/RER PILOT
LAMP ALSO BLINKS.
1. Confirms that proper tether cord cap is installed. Engine can
rev above pulley engagement.
– Normal condition.
1 SHORT BEEP EVERY 1.5 SECONDS (WHEN ENGINE IS
STARTED). DESS/RER PILOT LAMP ALSO BLINKS.
ENGINE CANNOT REACH PULLEY ENGAGEMENT SPEED.
VEHICLE CANNOT BE DRIVEN.
1. Bad DESS system connection.
– Reinstall tether cord cap correctly over post.
2. Defective tether cord cap.
– Use another programmed tether cord cap.
3. Dirt or snow in tether cord cap.
– Clean tether cord cap.
4. Defective DESS post.
– Replace DESS post.
1 LONG BEEP PER SECOND.
1. Reverse is selected.
– Vehicle can be driven in reverse.
3 SHORT BEEPS PER SECOND. DESS/RER PILOT LAMP ALSO
BLINKS.
ENGINE CANNOT REACH PULLEY ENGAGEMENT SPEED.
VEHICLE CANNOT BE DRIVEN.
1. Wrong tether cord cap is installed.
– Install proper tether cord cap. Program key into electronic
module.
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3 SHORT BEEPS PER SECOND. ENGINE OVERHEATING PILOT
LAMP ALSO BLINKS.
1. Engine is overheating.
– Stop engine immediately and allow to cool. Check cooling
system.
3 SHORT BEEPS PER SECOND.
1. Low battery voltage.
– Check battery and charging system.
4 SHORT BEEPS EVERY 2 MINUTES. OIL PILOT LAMP ALSO
LIGHTS UP.
1. Low oil level on SDI engine equipped models.
– Check oil level and replenish as soon as possible.
BATTERY PILOT LAMP LIGHTS UP.
1. No charging.
– Check battery and charging system.
4 SHORT BEEPS EVERY 2 MINUTES.
1. Too high battery voltage.
– Check battery and charging system.
2. DESS system has detected a shorted tether cord cap installed on DESS post.
– Use another programmed tether cord cap.
ENGINE IS CRANKED BUT FAILS TO START.
1. Ignition switch or engine cut-out switch in OFF position or
tether cord cap away from post.
– Place engine cut-out switch in the ON position and install tether cord cap on post.
2. Mixture not rich enough to start cold engine.
– Check fuel tank level and check starting procedure, particularly use of the choke.
3. Flooded engine (spark plug wet when removed).
– Do not choke. Remove wet spark plug, turn ignition switch
to OFF and crank engine several times. Install clean dry spark
plug.
– Start engine following usual starting procedure. If engine continues to flood, see an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
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ENGINE IS CRANKED BUT FAILS TO START. (cont’d)
4. No fuel to the engine (spark plug dry when removed).
– Check fuel tank level; turn fuel valve on if applicable; check
fuel filter; replace if clogged; check condition of fuel and impulse lines and their connections. A failure of the fuel pump
or carburetor has occurred. Contact an authorized SKI-DOO
dealer.
5. Spark plug/ignition (no spark).
– Remove spark plug(s) then reconnect to spark cap. Check
that engine cut-out switch is at the ON position and the tether
cut-out cord cap is snapped over the receptacle.
– Start engine with spark plug(s) grounded to engine away from
spark plug hole. If no spark appears, replace spark plug. If
trouble persists, contact an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
6. Engine compression.
– As the engine is pulled over with the rewind starter, “cycles”
of resistance should be felt as piston goes past top dead center (each piston on multi-cylinder engines).
– If no pulsating resistance is felt, it suggests a major loss of
compression. Contact an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
ENGINE LACKS ACCELERATION OR POWER.
1. DESS did not read tether cord cap code. DESS pilot lamp
blinks once every 1.5 seconds. Engine can not exceed 3000
RPM.
– Properly install.
2. DESS has read a different code then the one programmed.
DESS pilot lamp blinks rapidly (3 times per second). Engine
can not exceed 3000 RPM.
– Install a tether cord cap (key) for which this snowmobile was
programmed.
3. Fouled or defective spark plug.
– Check item 5 of ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT FAILS TO START.
4. Lack of fuel to engine.
– Check item 4 of ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT FAILS TO START.
5. Carburetor adjustments.
– Contact an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
6. Drive belt worn too thin.
– If the drive belt has lost more than 3 mm (1/8 in) of its original
width, it will affect vehicle performance.
– Replace drive belt.
7. Drive and driven pulleys require servicing.
– Contact an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
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ENGINE LACKS ACCELERATION OR POWER. (cont’d)
8. Engine is overheating.
– On liquid cooled engines, check coolant level, pressure cap,
thermostat and for air locks in cooling system.
– On fan cooled engines, check fan belt and its tension; clean
cooling fins of engine; if overheating persists, contact an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
9. Engine cannot reach full RPM and EMS pilot lamp blinks.
– Engine is under a protection mode, contact an authorized SKIDOO dealer.
ENGINE BACKFIRES.
1. DESS did not read tether cord cap code. DESS/RER pilot
lamp blinks once every 1.5 seconds. Engine can not exceed
3000 RPM.
– Properly install.
2. DESS has read a different code then the one programmed.
DESS pilot lamp blinks rapidly (3 times per second). Engine
can not exceed 3000 RPM.
– Install a tether cord cap for which this snowmobile was programmed.
3. Faulty spark plug (carbon accumulation).
– See item 5 of ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT FAILS TO START.
4. Engine is running too hot.
– See item 6 of ENGINE LACKS ACCELERATION OR POWER.
5. Ignition timing is incorrect or there is an ignition system failure.
– Contact an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
ENGINE MISFIRES.
1. DESS did not read tether cord cap code. DESS/RER pilot
lamp blinks once every 1.5 seconds. Engine can not exceed
3000 RPM.
– Properly install.
2. DESS has read a different code then the one programmed.
DESS pilot lamp blinks rapidly (3 times per second). Engine
can not exceed 3000 RPM.
– Install a tether cord cap for which this snowmobile was programmed.
3. Fouled/defective/worn spark plugs.
– Clean/verify spark plug gap and identification number. Replace as required.
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ENGINE MISFIRES. (cont’d)
4. Too much oil supplied to engine.
– Improper oil pump adjustment, refer to an authorized SKIDOO dealer.
– On premixed models only, improper fuel/oil mixture. Drain
fuel tank and refill with appropriate mixture ratio.
5. Water in fuel.
– Drain fuel system and refill with fresh fuel.
SNOWMOBILE CANNOT REACH FULL SPEED.
1. DESS did not read tether cord cap code. DESS/RER pilot
lamp blinks once every 1.5 seconds. Engine can not exceed
3000 RPM.
– Properly install.
2. DESS has read a different code then the one programmed.
DESS pilot lamp blinks rapidly (3 times per second). Engine
can not exceed 3000 RPM.
– Install a tether cord cap for which this snowmobile was programmed.
3. Drive belt.
– Check item 6 of ENGINE LACKS ACCELERATION OR POWER.
4. Incorrect track adjustment.
– See MAINTENANCE and/or an authorized SKI-DOO dealer for
proper alignment and tension adjustments.
5. Pulleys misaligned.
– Contact an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
6. Engine.
– See items 1, 2, 6 and 7 of ENGINE LACKS ACCELERATION
OR POWER.
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SPECIFICATIONS
NOTE: Because of its ongoing commitment to product quality and
innovation, BRP reserves the right, at any time, to make changes in
design and specifications and/or to make additions to, or improvements in its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to
install them on its products previously manufactured.
FAN-COOLED
MODEL
380F
550F
Rotax 380,
axial fan-cooled
w/piston porting
Rotax 550,
axial fan-cooled
w/cylinder reed
porting
Engine System
Engine type
Cylinders
2
(in 3)
Displacement
cc
Bore
mm (in)
Stroke
mm (in)
368.3 (22.5)
553.4 (33.8)
62 (2.4)
76 (3)
61 (2.4)
Maximum engine speed
7000 RPM
Carburetion
2 x VM-30
Exhaust system
Single tuned pipe, baffle muffler
2 x VM-34
Drive System
Drive pulley type
Bombardier Lite
Driven pulley type
Formula RER
GTX
Engagement
SUMMIT/EXP.
Others
Small sprocket
number of teeth
Large sprocket
number of teeth
156
GTX
3300 RPM
3000 RPM
—
3300 RPM
3300 RPM
3500 RPM
19
21
Others
19
GTX
45
Others
45
43
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FAN-COOLED
MODEL
Drive sprocket
number of teeth
SUMMIT/EXP.
380F
550F
—
9
Others
Brake system
10
Hydraulic caliper, self adjusting
EXPEDITION
—
406 mm (16 in)
Track nominal width
Others
381 mm (15 in)
GTX
Track nominal length
SUMMIT/EXP.
3456 mm (136 in)
—
Others
3456 mm (136 in)
3074 mm (121 in)
EXPEDITION
—
31.8 mm (1.25 in)
X PACKAGE
—
25.4 mm (1 in)
Track profile height
SUMMIT
Others
Deflection
Track adjustment
—
38.1 mm (1.5 in)
18.4 mm (0.72 in)
22.3 mm (0.88 in)
35-40 mm
(1-3/8 - 1-9/16 in)
30-35 mm
(1-3/16 - 1-3/8 in)
Force (1)
7.3 kg (16 lb)
Equal distance between edges of
track guides and slider shoes
Track alignment
Suspension
SUMMIT
—
R.A.S. (A-Arm)
R.A.S. (A-Arm)
R.A.S.
(A-Arm/sway bar)
Front suspension
Others
Front suspension max. travel
229 mm (9 in)
GTX
Rear suspension
SUMMIT/EXP.
SC-136
—
Others
SC-4
GTX
Rear suspension
max. travel
SUMMIT/EXP.
Others
SC-136
330.7 mm (13 in)
—
330.7 mm (13 in)
381 mm (15 in)
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FAN-COOLED
MODEL
380F
550F
Electrical
Lightning system output
340 Watts @ 6000 RPM
Headlamp bulb HI/LOW beam
2 x 60/55 Watts (H-4)
Type
NGK BR9ES
Gap
0.45 ± 0.05 mm (.018 ± .002 in)
GTX
3075 mm (121.1 in)
Spark plug
Dimensions
Vehicle overall
length
X Package
—
2885 mm (113.6
in)
SUMMIT/EXP.
—
3045 mm (119.9
in)
Others
EXPEDITION
—
1180 mm (46.5 in)
X Package
—
1217 mm (47.9 in)
SUMMIT
—
1143 to 1195 mm
(45 to 47 in)
Vehicle overall width
Vehicle overall
height
Others
1150 mm (45.3 in)
GSX
1160 mm (45.7 in)
GTX/EXP.
1230 mm (48.4 in)
X PACKAGE
—
1022 mm (40.2 in)
SUMMIT
—
1122 mm (44.2 in)
Others
MX Z
195 kg (430 lb)
—
208 kg (458 lb)
GSX
200 kg (440 lb)
209 kg (460 lb)
GTX
210 kg (463 lb)
219 kg (483 lb)
—
199 kg (439 lb)
SUMMIT
158
1105 mm (43.5 in)
186 kg (410 lb)
EXPEDITION
Official dry weight
2860 mm (112.6 in)
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FAN-COOLED
MODEL
380F
550F
EXPEDITION
—
1080 mm (42.5 in)
SUMMIT
—
1118 to 1170 mm
(44 to 46 in)
Ski stance
Others
EXPEDITION
1195 mm (47 in)
—
1032 mm (40.6 in)
Ski overall length
Others
1066 mm (42 in)
EXPEDITION
—
172 mm (4.2 in)
SUMMIT
—
175 mm (6.9 in)
Ski width
Others
145 mm (5.7 in)
Liquids
Recommended fuel type
Minimum octane
Regular unleaded
Inside
North America
87 (RON + MON)/2
Outside
North America
91 RON
Recommended oil (engine)
XP-S mineral injection oil
Brake system fluid
SRF (DOT 4) or GTLMA (DOT 4)
Oil type (chaincase/transmission)
Coolant
Type
XP-S synthetic chaincase oil
N.A.
Capacities
Fuel tank
L (U.S. gal)
40 (10.6)
Oil tank
L (U.S. oz)
3.5 (118)
Coolant
Capacity
N.A.
(1) Measure gap between slider shoe and bottom inside track when exerting a
downward pull to the track.
N.A.: Not applicable
EXP.: EXPEDITION model
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GSX/GTX/MX Z
MODEL
500 SS
600 HO
Rotax 500 SS,
liquid cooled
w/Reed valve,
R.A.V.E.
Rotax 600 HO,
liquid cooled
w/Reed valve,
R.A.V.E.
Engine System
Engine type
Cylinders
2
(in3)
Displacement
cc
597 (36.4)
594.4 (36.3)
Bore
mm (in)
76 (3)
72 (2.8)
Stroke
mm (in)
65.8 (2.6)
73 (2.9)
Maximum engine speed
8000 RPM
Carburetion
2 x TM-40
Exhaust system
Single tuned pipe, baffle muffler
Drive System
Drive pulley type
TRA III
Driven pulley type
Formula VSA
MX Z
3800 RPM
Engagement
GSX/GTX
Small sprocket number
of teeth
MX Z/GSX
GTX
—
3400 RPM
22
—
21
Large sprocket number of teeth
43
Drive sprocket number of teeth
10
Brake system
Hydraulic caliper, self adjusting
Track nominal width
381 mm (15 in)
MX Z/GSX
3074 mm (121 in)
Track nominal length
GTX
160
3456 mm (136 in)
—
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GSX/GTX/MX Z
MODEL
MX Z/GSX
500 SS
600 HO
25.4 mm (1 in)
25.4 mm (1 in)
22.3 mm (0.88 in)
—
Track profile height
GTX
Deflection
30-35 mm (1-3/16 - 1-3/8 in)
Track tension
Force (1)
7.3 kg (16 lb)
Equal distance between edges of
track guides and slider shoes
Track alignment
Suspension
Front suspension
R.A.S. (A-Arm/sway bar)
Front suspension max. travel
229 mm (9 in)
Rear suspension
Rear suspension max.
travel
SC-4
MX Z/GSX
GTX
381 mm (15 in)
—
406.4 mm (16 in)
Electrical
Lightning system output
360 Watts @ 6000 RPM
Headlamp bulb HI/LOW beam
2 x 60/55 Watts (H-4)
Type
NGK BR9ECS
(2)
Spark plug
Gap
0.45 ± 0.05 mm (.018 ± .002 in)
Dimensions
MX Z/GSX
Vehicle overall length
GTX
Vehicle overall width
—
1217 mm (47.9 in)
MX Z
Vehicle overall height
2885 mm (113.6 in)
3075 mm (121.1
in)
1105 mm (43.5 in)
GSX
1160 mm (45.7 in)
—
GTX
1230 mm (48.4 in)
—
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GSX/GTX/MX Z
MODEL
500 SS
600 HO
MX Z
213 kg (469 lb)
215 kg (474 lb)
GSX
227 kg (499 lb)
—
GTX
235 kg (518 lb)
—
Official dry weight
Ski stance
mm (in)
1195 (47)
Ski overall length
mm (in)
1066 (42)
Ski width
mm (in)
145 (5.7)
Liquids
Recommended fuel type
Minimum octane
Regular unleaded
Inside
North
America
87 (RON + MON)/2
Outside
North
America
91 RON
Recommended oil (engine)
XP-S mineral injection oil
Brake system fluid
SRF (DOT 4) or GTLMA (DOT 4)
Oil type (chaincase/transmission)
XP-S synthetic chaincase oil
Mixture
Ethyl glycol/water mix (50%
coolant, 50% distilled water).
Use coolant specifically designed
for aluminum engines.
Premix
(P/N 219 700 362) 12 x 1 L
Coolant
Capacities
Fuel tank
L (U.S. gal)
40 (10.6)
Oil tank
L (U.S. oz)
3.5 (118)
MX Z/GSX
4.3 L (145 U.S. oz)
4.5 L (152 U.S.
oz)
GTX
4.9 L (166 U.S. oz)
—
Coolant capacity
(1) Measure gap between slider shoe and bottom inside track when exerting a
downward pull to the track.
(2) CAUTION: Do not attempt to adjust gap on spark plug BR9ECS.
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GSX/GTX/MX Z/SUMMIT
MODEL
600 HO SDI
800 HO
Rotax 600 HO
SDI, liquid cooled
w/Reed valve,
eR.A.V.E.
Rotax 800 HO,
Power TEK, liquid
cooled
Engine System
Engine type
Cylinders
2
(in3)
Displacement
cc
594.4 (36.3)
799.2 (48.8)
Bore
mm (in)
72 (2.8)
82 (3.2)
Stroke
mm (in)
73 (2.9)
75.7 (3)
8100 RPM
7950 RPM
Electronic SDI
2 x TM-40
Maximum engine
speed
Carburetion
Exhaust system
Single tuned pipe, baffle muffler
Drive System
Drive pulley type
TRA III
X Package
HPV Roller
Others
HPV VSA
Driven pulley type
Engagement
Small sprocket
number of teeth
3800 RPM
MX Z/GSX
22
25
GSX LTD/GTX
21
23
RENEGADE
21
23
21 (1.25 in track)
23 (1.25 in track)
19 (1.75 in track)
21 (1.75 in track)
RENEGADE X
SUMMIT
Large sprocket
number of teeth
MX
Z/GSX/GTX
19
43
45
REN./REN. X
43
SUMMIT
45
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GSX/GTX/MX Z/SUMMIT
MODEL
Drive sprocket
number of teeth
SUMMIT X
—
9 (159 in)
10 (144/151 in)
10
Hydraulic caliper, self adjusting
MX
Z/GSX/GTX
381 mm (15 in)
REN./REN. X/
SUMMIT
406 mm (16 in)
MX
Z/GSX/GTX
3074 mm (121 in)
REN./REN. X/
GTX
3456 mm (136 in)
Track nominal length
Track profile height
800 HO
Others
Brake system
Track nominal width
600 HO SDI
SUMMIT
3648 mm (144 in)
3840 mm (151 in)
SUMMIT X
(800 HO)
3648 mm (144 in)
3840 mm (151 in)
4038 mm (159 in)
MX Z/GSX
25.4 mm (1 in)
GTX
22.3 mm (0.88 in)
REN/RENX
31.8 mm (1.25 in)
SUMMIT
SUMMIT X
Deflection
50.8 mm (2 in)
—
57.2 mm (2.25 in)
30-35 mm (1-3/16 - 1-3/8 in)
Track tension
Force (1)
Track alignment
7.3 kg (16 lb)
Equal distance between edges of
track guides and slider shoes
Suspension
Front suspension
Front suspension max. travel
164
R.A.S. (A-Arm/sway bar)
229 mm (9 in)
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GSX/GTX/MX Z/SUMMIT
MODEL
SUMMIT
Rear suspension
SUMMIT X
600 HO SDI
800 HO
SC-144
SC-151
—
SC-144/151/159
Others
MX Z/GSX
Rear suspension max.
travel
REN./REN. X/
GTX
SUMMIT
SUMMIT X
(800 HO)
SC-4
381 mm (15 in)
406.4 mm (16 in)
330 mm (13 in)
356.2 mm (14 in)
(SC-144) 330 mm (13 in)
(SC-151) 356 mm (14 in)
(SC-159) 381 mm (15 in)
Electrical
Lightning system
output
480 Watts @
6000 RPM
Headlamp bulb HI/LOW beam
360 Watts @
6000 RPM
2 x 60/55 Watts (H-4)
Type
Spark plug
Gap
NGK BR9ECS
0.80 ± 0.05 mm
(.031 ± .002 in)
(2)
0.45 ± 0.05 mm
(.018 ± .002 in)
Dimensions
MX Z/GSX
2885 mm (113.6 in)
GTX
3075 mm (121.1 in)
REN./REN. X
Vehicle overall length
SUMMIT
SUMMIT X
(800 HO)
SUMMIT
3055 mm (120.3 in)
3115 mm (122.6
in)
3205 mm (126.2
in)
144 in: 3115 mm (122.6 in)
151 in: 3205 mm (126.2 in)
159 in: 3275 mm (128.9 in)
1143 to 1195 mm (45 to 47 in)
Vehicle overall width
Others
1217 mm (47.9 in)
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GSX/GTX/MX Z/SUMMIT
MODEL
600 HO SDI
Vehicle overall height
800 HO
MX Z
1105 mm (43.5 in)
GSX
1160 mm (45.7 in)
GTX
1230 mm (48.4 in)
X/RENX
1022 mm (40.2 in)
SUMMIT
1122 mm (44.2 in)
MX Z
GSX
GTX Sport
215 kg (474 lb)
229 kg (504 lb)
—
238 kg (523 lb)
GTX LTD
242 kg (533 lb)
REN/RENX
222 kg (489 lb)
Official dry weight
SUMMIT
SUMMIT X
(800 HO)
SUMMIT
215 kg (473 lb)
217 kg (478 lb)
144 in: 212 kg (468 lb)
151 in: 215 kg (473 lb)
159 in: 217 kg (478 lb)
1118 to 1170 mm (44 to 46 in)
Ski stance
Others
Ski overall length
1195 mm (47 in)
1066 mm (42 in)
SUMMIT
175 mm (6.9 in)
Others
145 mm (5.7 in)
Ski width
Liquids
Regular unleaded or
Premium Unleaded (800 HO
Power TEK)
Recommended fuel
type
Minimum octane
166
Inside
North
America
87 (RON + MON)/2 or
91 (RON + MON)/2 (800 HO
Power TEK)
Outside
North
America
91 RON or
95 RON (800 HO Power TEK)
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GSX/GTX/MX Z/SUMMIT
MODEL
Recommended oil (engine)
Brake system fluid
600 HO SDI
800 HO
XP-S 2-stroke
synthetic blend
XP-S mineral
injection oil
SRF (DOT 4) or GTLMA (DOT 4)
Oil type (chaincase/transmission)
XP-S synthetic chaincase oil
Mixture
Ethyl glycol/water mix (50%
coolant, 50% distilled water).
Use coolant specifically designed
for aluminum engines.
Premix
(P/N 219 700 362) 12 x 1 L
Coolant
Capacities
Fuel tank
L (U.S. gal)
40 (10.6)
Oil tank
L (U.S. oz)
3.5 (118)
Coolant capacity
121 in
4.9 L (166 U.S. oz)
136 in
5.17 L (175 U.S. oz)
144 in
4.5 L (152 U.S. oz)
151 in
4.9 L (166 U.S. oz)
159 in
4.69 L (159 U.S. oz)
(1) Measure gap between slider shoe and bottom inside track when exerting a
downward pull to the track.
(2) CAUTION: Do not attempt to adjust gap on spark plug BR9ECS.
REN.: RENEGADE model.
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MAINTENANCE
INFORMATION
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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE CHART

WARNING

WARNING
It is recommended that the assistance of an authorized
SKI-DOO dealer be periodically obtained on other components/systems not covered in this guide. Unless otherwise
specified, engine must be cold and not running. Remove
tether cord cap before performing any maintenance or adjustment, unless otherwise specified. Vehicle must be parked in
a safe place, away from the trail.
Observe WARNINGS and CAUTIONS mentioned throughout
this guide which are relevent to the item being checked.
When component conditions seem less than satisfactory,
replace with genuine BRP parts or approved equivalents.
Some items may not apply to your particular model. Refer to MAINTENANCE in SHOP MANUAL for more details.
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*10-HOUR OR 500 KM (300 mi)
WEEKLY OR EVERY 240 KM (150 mi)
A: ADJUST
C: CLEAN
I: INSPECT
L: LUBRICATE
R: REPLACE
T: PROCEED WITH TASK
MONTHLY OR EVERY 800 KM (500 mi)
ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY
3200 KM (2000 mi)
ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY
6000 KM (3700 mi)
*: TO BE PERFORMED
BY AN AUTHORIZED
SKI-DOO DEALER
*STORAGE
*PRESEASON
PART/TASK
LEGEND
ENGINE
Rewind starter and rope
I,L,C
Engine motor mounts
I
Exhaust system
I
Exhaust manifold screws
I
I
I
I
I
I
Engine lubrication
L
Cooling system
I
Coolant
I
I
I
(3) Emission-related
R
Crankshaft PTO seal (3)
I
RAVE valves (3)
C
RAVE valves solenoid
(SDI and Power TEK)
I
Injection oil filter
Oil injection pump
I
I
A
R
A
A
FUEL SYSTEM
Add fuel stabilizer
T
Fuel filter
R
Fuel lines, fuel rail and
connections
I
Carburetor
A
I
A
A,C
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*10-HOUR OR 500 KM (300 mi)
WEEKLY OR EVERY 240 KM (150 mi)
A: ADJUST
C: CLEAN
I: INSPECT
L: LUBRICATE
R: REPLACE
T: PROCEED WITH TASK
MONTHLY OR EVERY 800 KM (500 mi)
ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY
3200 KM (2000 mi)
ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY
6000 KM (3700 mi)
*: TO BE PERFORMED
BY AN AUTHORIZED
SKI-DOO DEALER
*STORAGE
*PRESEASON
PART/TASK
Throttle cable
LEGEND
I
I
Air filter
I
C
C
(3) Emission-related
Fuel injection system
(visual inspection)
T
Throttle body (SDI) (3)
C
DRIVE SYSTEM
Drive belt
I
Drive and driven pulleys
I
Tightening torque of
drive pulley screw
I
Driven pulley preload
I
Brake fluid
I
I
Brake hose, pads and
disk
I
I
Drive chain tension
A
A
A
(2)
T
T
T
Chaincase oil
I
I
R
Drive axle end bearing (2)
L
L
L
Track
I
I
I
Track tension and
alignment
A
Countershaft lubrication
172
I
I
I
C
I
I
C
I
I
I
R
I
I
(2) Lubricate
whenever the
vehicle is used in
wet conditions
(wet snow, rain,
puddles)
I
AS REQUIRED
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*10-HOUR OR 500 KM (300 mi)
WEEKLY OR EVERY 240 KM (150 mi)
A: ADJUST
C: CLEAN
I: INSPECT
L: LUBRICATE
R: REPLACE
T: PROCEED WITH TASK
MONTHLY OR EVERY 800 KM (500 mi)
ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY
3200 KM (2000 mi)
ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY
6000 KM (3700 mi)
*: TO BE PERFORMED
BY AN AUTHORIZED
SKI-DOO DEALER
*STORAGE
*PRESEASON
PART/TASK
LEGEND
STEERING/FRONT SUSPENSION
Steering and front
suspension
mechanism (2)
Wear and condition of
skis and runners
I,L
I
I
L
I,L
I
I
SUSPENSION
Suspension adjustments
Suspension
(2)
A
AS REQUIRED
I
I,L
Suspension stopper
strap
I,L
I
(2) Lubricate
whenever the
vehicle is used in
wet conditions
(wet snow, rain,
puddles)
I
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
EMS fault codes (3)
I
Spark plugs (1) (3)
I
I
Battery (if so equipped)
I
I
I
Wiring harnesses,
cables and lines
I
I
I
Operation of lighting
system (hi/lo beam,
brake light, etc.), test
operation of engine
cut-out switch and
tether cut-out switch
I
I
I
I
(1) Before installing
new spark plugs
R
at preseason
preparation, it is
I
suggested to
burn excess
storage oil by
starting the
engine with the
old spark plugs.
Only perform this
operation in a
well ventilated
area
(3) Emission-related
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*10-HOUR OR 500 KM (300 mi)
WEEKLY OR EVERY 240 KM (150 mi)
A: ADJUST
C: CLEAN
I: INSPECT
L: LUBRICATE
R: REPLACE
T: PROCEED WITH TASK
MONTHLY OR EVERY 800 KM (500 mi)
ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY
3200 KM (2000 mi)
ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY
6000 KM (3700 mi)
*: TO BE PERFORMED
BY AN AUTHORIZED
SKI-DOO DEALER
*STORAGE
*PRESEASON
PART/TASK
LEGEND
VEHICLE
Headlamp beam aiming
A
Rags in air intake and
exhaust system
T
Engine compartment
C
C
Vehicle cleaning and
protection
C
C
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A
C
C
T
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ENGINE SYSTEM
Air Filter Cleaning
A33H0JA
AIR FILTER LOCATION
A33H0KA
REMOVAL OF FILTER FROM ITS GRILL
Check that the air silencer is clean and dry and properly reinstall the
filter.
CAUTION: Snowmobile engines have been calibrated with the
filters installed. Operating the snowmobile without them may
cause engine damage.
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Cooling System
All Liquid-Cooled Models
Check coolant level at room temperature. Liquid should be at cold
level line (engine cold) of coolant tank.
NOTE: When checking level at low temperature it may be slightly
lower then the mark.
If additional coolant is necessary or if entire system has to be refilled,
refer to an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
2
1
A33C03A
TYPICAL
1. Coolant tank
2. COLD LEVEL line
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Exhaust System
The tail pipe of the muffler should be centered with the exit hole
in the bottom pan. Exhaust system must be free of rust or leaks.
Make sure that gear clamps are properly tightened.
The exhaust system is designed to reduce noise and to improve the
total performance of the engine. Modification may be in violation of
local laws.
CAUTION: If any exhaust system component is removed, modified or damaged, severe engine damage may result.
Oil Injection System
Always maintain a sufficient amount of recommended injection oil in
the injection oil reservoir.
CAUTION: Never allow oil reservoir to be almost empty. Do not
mismatch oil reservoir cap with fuel tank cap. Install cap that is
identified OIL.
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WARNING
Check level and refill every time you refuel. Be careful not to
overfill. Wipe off any spillage. Oil is highly flammable when
heated.
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3
TYPICAL
1. Injection oil reservoir
2. Maximum level indicator: 13 mm (1/2 in) from top
3. Level marks (1/4, 1/2, 3/4)
EPA Certified Engines
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices
and systems may be performed by any snowmobile SI (spark ignition) engine repair establishments or individual.
Engine Emissions Information
Manufacturer's Responsibility
Beginning with 2004 model year engines, snowmobile manufacturers of snowmobile engines may determine the exhaust emission
levels for each engine horsepower family and certify these engines
with the United States of America Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). An emissions control information label, showing emission
levels and engine specifications, must be placed on each vehicle at
the time of manufacture.
BRP certified the following engines to applicable EPA snowmobile standards: 600 HO SDI.
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Dealer's Responsibility
When performing service on all 2004 and more recent certified SKIDOO snowmobiles that carry an emissions control information label,
adjustments must be kept within published factory specifications.
Replacement or repair of any emission related component must be
executed in a manner that maintains emission levels within the prescribed certification standards.
Dealers are not to modify the engine in any manner that would alter
the horsepower or allow emission levels to exceed their predetermined factory specifications.
Exceptions include manufacturer's prescribed changes, such as altitude adjustments for example.
Owner Responsibility
The owner/operator is required to have engine maintenance performed to maintain emission levels within prescribed certification
standards.
The owner/operator is not to, and should not allow anyone to modify the engine in any manner that would alter the horsepower or allow emissions levels to exceed their predetermined factory specifications.
EPA Emission Regulations
All new 2004 and more recent certified SKI-DOO snowmobiles manufactured by BRP are certified to the EPA as conforming to the requirements of the regulations for the control of air pollution from new
snowmobile engines. This certification is contingent on certain adjustments being set to factory standards. For this reason, the factory procedure for servicing the product must be strictly followed and,
whenever practicable, returned to the original intent of the design.
The responsibilities listed above are general and in no way a complete listing of the rules and regulations pertaining to the EPA requirements on exhaust emissions for snowmobile products. For more
detailed information on this subject, you may contact the following
locations:
VIA U.S. POSTAL SERVICE:
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Mail Code 6403J
Washington D.C. 20460
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VIA EXPRESS or COURIER MAIL:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Transportation and
Air Quality
1310 L Street NW
Washington D.C. 20005
INTERNET WEB SITE:
www.epa.gov/otaq/
E-Mail:
otaqpublicweb@epa.gov
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DRIVE SYSTEM
Belt Guard Removal and Installation
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WARNING
NEVER operate engine:
– without shields and belt guard securely installed
– with hood opened or removed.
NEVER attempt to make adjustments to moving parts while
engine is running.
NOTE: Belt guard is purposely made slightly oversize to maintain tension on its pins and retainers preventing undue noise and vibration.
It is important that this tension be maintained when reinstalling.
– Remove tether cord cap.
– Open engine compartment.
– Open retainer to release pin then pull belt guard out of vehicle.
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TYPICAL
1. Pin retainer
When reinstalling belt guard, position its cutaway toward front of
snowmobile. Refer to decal in belt guard.
Place belt guard slots over tabs first, then snap the other end in retainer.
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TYPICAL
1. Slots
Brake Fluid Level
CAUTION: Vehicle must be on a level surface before checking
any fluid levels.
Check brake fluid (DOT 4) in reservoir for proper level. Add fluid
(DOT 4) as required.
CAUTION: Use only DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container.
Never use any other types of fluid.
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TYPICAL — BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR
1. Minimum
Brake Condition
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WARNING
The brake mechanism on your snowmobile is an essential
safety device. Keep this mechanism in proper working condition. Above all, do not operate the snowmobile without an
effective brake system. Periodically verify the condition/wear
of the brake pads.
Brake Adjustment
No adjustment is provided for hydraulic brake. See an authorized
SKI-DOO dealer if any problems.
Chaincase/Oil Level
CAUTION: Vehicle must be on a level surface before checking
any fluid levels.
With snowmobile on a level surface, check the oil level by removing
dipstick. Oil level must be between lower and upper marks.
NOTE: It is normal to find metallic particles stuck to dipstick magnet. If bigger pieces of metal are found, see an authorized SKI-DOO
dealer.
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Remove metal particles from magnet.
Refill up to upper mark using recommended oil, refer to SPECIFICATIONS.
CAUTION: Do not use other unrecommended types of oil when
servicing. Do not mix synthetic oil with other types of oil.
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2
3
4
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TYPICAL
1. Dipstick
2. Oil level
3. Level between marks
4. Magnet
Drive Chain Tension
Remove hair pin.
Fully tighten tensioner adjustment screw by hand, then back off only
far enough for hair pin to engage in locking hole.
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2
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TYPICAL
1. Hair pin
2. Adjustment screw
Drive Belt Condition
Inspect belt for cracks, fraying or abnormal wear (uneven wear, wear
on one side, missing cogs, cracked fabric). If abnormal wear is noted, probable cause could be pulley misalignment, excessive RPM
with frozen track, fast starts without warm-up period, burred or rusty
sheave, oil on belt or distorted spare belt. Contact an authorized
SKI-DOO dealer.
Check the drive belt width. Replace the drive belt if width is less
than the minimum width recommended in SPECIFICATIONS.
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Drive Belt Removal/Installation
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WARNING
Remove tether cord cap before performing any maintenance
or adjustment, unless otherwise specified. Vehicle must be
parked in a safe place, away from the trail.
Removal
NOTE: Removal and installation of drive belt is easier when driven
pulley is held with brake so that it can not rotate. Apply parking brake,
for this purpose.
Remove tether cord cap. Open engine compartment and remove
belt guard.
Open the driven pulley with the drive belt installer/remover provided
in tool bag.
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DRIVE BELT INSTALLER/REMOVER
Screw drive belt installer/remover in the free threaded hole and tighten to open the pulley. Remove belt.
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1
TYPICAL
1. Tighten to open pulley
Slip the belt over the top edge of the sliding half of driven pulley, as
shown in previous photo.
Slip belt under drive pulley then, remove it from vehicle.
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TYPICAL
Clean sheaves of both pulleys using Pulley flange cleaner (P/N 413
711 809).
Installation
To install the drive belt, reverse the removal procedure, however pay
attention to the following:
The maximum drive belt life span is obtained when the belt has the
proper rotation direction. See arrow on belt.
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TYPICAL
1. Arrow pointing front of vehicle
CAUTION: Do not force or use tools to pry the belt into place, as
this could cut or break the cords in the belt.
To install the drive belt, first place belt between drive pulley sheaves.
Then, between driven pulley sheaves, finishing with bottom.
Remove drive belt installer/remover. Reinstall belt guard.
Close engine compartment.
Drive Pulley Adjustment
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WARNING
Remove tether cord cap before performing any maintenance
or adjustment, unless otherwise specified. Vehicle must be
parked in a safe place, away from the trail.
General
The drive pulley is factory calibrated to transmit maximum engine
power at a predefined RPM. Refer to SPECIFICATIONS section in
this guide. Factors such as ambient temperature, altitude or surface
condition may vary this critical engine RPM thus affecting snowmobile efficiency.
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This adjustable drive pulley allows setting maximum engine RPM in
the vehicle to maintain maximum power.
Calibration screws should be adjusted so that actual maximum engine RPM in vehicle matches with the maximum horsepower RPM.
NOTE: Use precision digital tachometer for engine RPM adjustment.
NOTE: The adjustment has an effect on high RPM only.
Calibration screw has a notch on top of its head.
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1.
1
Notch
There are 6 positions numbered 1 to 6. On TRA drive pulley, note
that in position 1 the number is substituted by a dot (due to its location on casting).
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TRA DRIVE PULLEY
1. Position 1 (not numbered)
Each position modifies maximum engine RPM by about 200 RPM.
Lower position numbers decrease engine RPM in steps of 200 RPM
and higher position numbers increase it in steps of 200 RPM.
Example:
Calibration screw is set at position 4 and is changed to position 6.
So maximum engine RPM is increased by 400 RPM.
Adjustment
Just loosen locking nut enough to pull calibration screw partially out
and adjust to desired position. Do not completely remove the locking
nut. Torque locking nuts to 10 N•m (89 lbf•in ).
CAUTION: Do not completely remove calibration screw otherwise internal washers will fall off. Always adjust all 3 calibration
screws and make sure they are all set to the same position.
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TYPICAL
1. Loosen just enough to permit rotating of calibrate screw
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WARNING
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WARNING
NEVER disassemble or modify the drive pulley.
Improper assembly or modifications could cause the pulley
to explode violently under the stress generated by the high
rotational speed. This could lead to serious injury including
the possibility of death.
See your SKI-DOO dealer to maintain or service the drive
pulley. Improper servicing or maintenance may affect performance and reduce belt life. Always respect maintenance
schedules.
NEVER operate engine:
– without shields and belt guard securely installed
– with hood opened or removed.
NEVER attempt to make adjustments to moving parts while
engine is running.
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Track Condition
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WARNING
Remove tether cord cap before performing any maintenance
or adjustment, unless otherwise specified. Vehicle must be
parked in a safe place, away from the trail.
Remove tether cord cap.
Lift the rear of the snowmobile and support it with a wide-base snowmobile mechanical stand with a rear deflector panel. With the engine
off, rotate the track by hand, and inspect condition. If worn or cut, or
if track fibers are exposed, or if missing or defective inserts or guides
are noted; contact an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
Studded Tracks
If the track of your snowmobile is studded, PROCEED WITH A VISUAL INSPECTION OF YOUR TRACK BEFORE EACH USE.
Look for any defects, such as:
– perforations in the track
– tears in the track (particularly around traction holes)
– lugs that are broken or torn off, exposing portions of rods
– delamination of the rubber
– broken rods
– broken studs
– bent studs
– studs that are torn off the track
– missing track guide(s).
Replace broken or damaged studs immediately. If your track shows
signs of deterioration, it must be replaced immediately. When in
doubt, ask your dealer. Always follow the inspections schedule given in the periodic maintenance table.
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WARNING
Riding with a damaged track or studs could lead to a loss of
control, resulting in a risk of serious injury or death.
For a complete information on studs, please refer to the section entitled TRACTION ENHANCING PRODUCTS in the SAFETY INFORMATION Section at the beginning of this Operator's Guide.
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Track Tension and Alignment
NOTE: Track tension and alignment are interrelated. Do not adjust
one without the other.
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WARNING
To prevent serious injury to individuals near the snowmobile:
– NEVER stand behind or near a moving track
– always use a wide-base snowmobile stand with a rear deflector panel
– when the track is raised off the ground, only run it at the
lowest possible speed.
Centrifugal force could cause debris, damaged or loose studs,
pieces of torn track, or an entire severed track to be violently
thrown backwards out of the tunnel with tremendous force,
possibly resulting in the loss of a leg or other serious injury.
Tension
NOTE: Ride the snowmobile in snow about 15 to 20 minutes prior
to adjusting track tension.
Remove the tether cord cap.
Lift rear of snowmobile and support it with a wide-base snowmobile
mechanical stand.
Allow the suspension to extend normally and check gap halfway between front and rear idler wheels. Measure between slider shoe
bottom and inside of track. The gap should be as given in SPECIFICATIONS at the end of this guide. If the track tension is too loose,
track will have a tendency to thump.
NOTE: A belt tension tester (P/N 414 348 200) may be used to measure deflection as well as force applied.
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BELT TENSION TESTER
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3
TYPICAL
1. Top tool O-ring positioned at 7.3 kg (16 lb)
2. Push on top portion of tool until it contacts the top O-ring
3. Measured track deflection
CAUTION: Too much tension will result in power loss and excessive stresses on suspension components.
To
–
–
–
–
adjust track tension:
Remove the tether cord cap.
On some models, remove rear wheel caps.
Loosen the rear idler wheel retaining screws.
Loosen the lock nuts (on so equipped models) then turn adjustment screws to adjust.
If correct tension is unattainable, contact an authorized SKI-DOO
dealer.
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1
2
3
A05F0EA
TYPICAL
1. Adjustment screw
2. Loosen lock nut (on so equipped models)
3. Loosen screw
–
–
Retighten retaining screws and lock nuts (on so equipped models).
Check track alignment as described below.
Alignment
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WARNING
Before checking track alignment, ensure that the track is free
of all particles which could be thrown out while track is rotating. Keep hands, tools, feet and clothing clear of track. Always lift the snowmobile on a wide-base stand with a rear deflector panel. Ensure no one is standing in close proximity to
the snowmobile, especially at the rear of the track. Never rotate track at high speed.
Centrifugal force could cause debris, damaged or loose studs,
pieces of torn track, or an entire severed track to be violently thrown backwards out of the tunnel with tremendous force,
possibly resulting in the loss of a leg or other serious injury.
Start the engine and accelerate slightly so that track barely turns.
This must be done in a short period of time (15 to 20 seconds).
Check that the track is well centered; equal distance on both sides
between edges of track guides and slider shoes.
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2
3
A01F05A
1.
2.
3.
Guides
Slider shoes
Equal distance
To Adjust Track Alignment:
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WARNING
Remove tether cord cap before performing any maintenance
or adjustment, unless otherwise specified. Vehicle must be
parked in a safe place, away from the trail.
–
–
–
–
Remove the tether cord cap.
Loosen rear idler wheel retaining screws.
Loosen the lock nuts (on so equipped models).
Tighten the adjustment screw on side where the slider shoe is
the farthest from the track insert guides.
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1
2
1
3
A01F0BA
1.
2.
3.
Guides
Slider shoes
Tighten on this side
Tighten lock nuts (some models only) and retaining screws.
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WARNING
If lock nuts are not tightened properly, the adjusting screws
could loosen causing the track to become extremely loose and,
under some operating conditions, allow the idler wheels to
climb over the track lugs forcing the track against the tunnel causing the track to “lock”. Properly tighten wheel retaining screws, otherwise wheel may come off and cause track to
“lock”.
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2
A05F0EB
TYPICAL
1. Retighten (so equipped models)
2. Retighten to 48 N•m (35 lbf•ft)
Restart engine and rotate track slowly to recheck alignment.
Reposition snowmobile on ground.
Install rear wheel caps if so equipped.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery Electrolyte
Electric Start Models Only
These vehicles are equipped with a maintenance-free battery. Electrolyte level can not be checked.
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WARNING
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WARNING
BLACK negative battery cable must always be disconnected
first and connected last.
Never charge or boost battery while installed. Battery electrolyte contains sulfuric acid which is corrosive and poisonous.
In case of contact with skin, flush with water and call a physician immediately.
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WARNING
Should the battery casing be damaged, wear a suitable pair of
non-absorbent gloves when removing the battery by hand.
CAUTION: Should any electrolyte spillage occur, immediately
wash off with a solution of baking soda and water to prevent
damage to vehicle components.
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REAR SUSPENSION
Rear Suspension Condition
Visually inspect all suspension components including slider shoes,
springs, wheels, etc.
NOTE: During normal driving, snow will act as a lubricant and coolant
for the slider shoes. Extensive riding on ice or sanded snow, will create excessive heat build-up and cause premature slider shoe wear.
Suspension Stopper Strap Condition
Inspect stopper strap for wear and cracks, bolt and nut for tightness.
If loose inspect holes for deformation. Replace as required. Torque
nut to 11 N•m (97 lbf•in).
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STEERING AND FRONT SUSPENSION
Visually inspect steering and front suspension for tightness of components (steering arms, control arms and links, tie rods, ball joints,
ski bolts, ski legs, etc.). If necessary, contact an authorized SKI-DOO
dealer.
Wear and Condition of Skis and Runners
Check the condition of the skis, ski runners and ski runner carbides
(if so equipped). If worn, contact an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
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WARNING
Excessively worn skis and/or ski runners will adversely affect
snowmobile control.
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BODY/FRAME
Vehicle Cleaning and Protection
Remove any dirt or rust.
To clean the entire vehicle, use only flannel cloths or equivalent.
CAUTION: It is necessary to use flannel cloths or equivalent
on windshield and hood to avoid damaging further surfaces to
clean.
To clean the entire vehicle, including bottom pan and metallic parts
use Heavy duty cleaner (P/N 293 110 001) (spray can 400 g) and
(P/N 293 110 002) (4 L)).
CAUTION: Do not use Heavy duty cleaner on decals or vinyl.
For vinyl and plastic parts use Vinyl & Plastic Cleaner ((P/N 413 711
200) (6 x 1 L)).
To remove scratches on windshield or hood use BOMBARDIER*
Scratch Remover Kit (P/N 861 774 800).
CAUTION: Never clean plastic parts or hood with strong detergent, degreasing agent, paint thinner, acetone, products containing chlorine, etc.
Clean sheaves of both pulleys using Pulley flange cleaner (P/N 413
711 809).
Inspect the hood and repair any damage.
Touch up all metal spots where paint has been scratched off. Spray
all metal parts including shock chromed rods with BOMBARDIER
LUBE (P/N 293 600 016).
Wax the hood and the painted portion of the frame for better protection.
NOTE: Apply wax on glossy finish only. Protect the vehicle with a
cover to prevent dust accumulation during storage.
CAUTION: The snowmobile has to be stored in a cool and dry
place and covered with an opaque tarpaulin. This will prevent
sun rays and grime from affecting plastic components and vehicle finish.
Lift rear of vehicle until track is clear of the ground. Install on a widebase snowmobile mechanical stand with a rear deflector panel.
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WARNING
Do not attempt to lift the vehicle by hand alone. Use appropriate lifting device or have assistance to share lifting stress in
order to avoid risk of strain injuries.
NOTE: Do not release track tension.
Bulb Replacement
Always check light operation after bulb replacement.
Headlamp
CAUTION: Never touch glass portion of an halogen bulb with
bare fingers, it shortens its operating life. If glass is touched,
clean it with isopropyl alcohol which will not leave a film on the
bulb.
Unplug burnt bulb connector. Remove the rubber boot.
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1.
2.
2
1
Bulb connector
Rubber boot
Turn bulb locking ring counterclockwise to remove it. Detach the
bulb and replace. Properly reinstall parts.
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1.
1
Locking ring
Taillight
If taillight bulb is burnt, expose the bulb by removing the red plastic
lens. To remove, unscrew the 2 lens screws.
Headlamp Beam Aiming
Open left side panel. Turn knob to adjust beam height.
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TYPICAL
1. Knob
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STORAGE AND PRESEASON PREPARATION
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WARNING
Have an authorized SKI-DOO dealer inspect fuel and oil
systems integrity as specified in PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
CHART.
Storage
It is during summer, or when a snowmobile is not in use for more
than one month that proper storage is a necessity.
To prepare your snowmobile, refer to an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
Engine Cooling System
Antifreeze should be replaced for the storage period to prevent antifreeze deterioration.
The antifreeze replacement and a density test should be performed
by an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
CAUTION: Improper antifreeze mixture might allow freezing of
the liquid in the cooling system if vehicle is stored in area where
freezing point is reached. This would seriously damage the engine. Failure to replace the antifreeze for storage may allow its
degradation that could result in poor cooling when engine will
be used.
CAUTION: Do not run engine during storage period.
Preseason Preparation
Refer to an authorized SKI-DOO dealer.
CAUTION: On so equipped models, have carburetor(s) cleanedup before restarting engine.
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WARRANTY
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BRP LIMITED WARRANTY NORTH AMERICA:
2006 SKI-DOO® SNOWMOBILES
1)
SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (“BRP”)* warrants its 2006
Ski-Doo snowmobiles from defects in material or workmanship for
the period and under the conditions described below.
All genuine Ski-Doo parts and accessories, installed by an authorized
BRP dealer (as hereinafter defined) at the time of delivery of the 2006
Ski-Doo snowmobile, carry the same warranty as that of the snowmobile.
A GPS receiver may be supplied by BRP as standard equipment on
certain 2006 Ski-Doo snowmobiles. The GPS receiver is covered by
the limited warranty issued by the GPS receiver’s manufacturer and
is not covered by this BRP limited warranty.
Use of the product for racing or any other competitive activity, at any
point, even by a previous owner, will render this warranty null and
void.
2)
WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD
This warranty will be in effect from the date of delivery to the first retail consumer or the date the product is first put into use, whichever
occurs first and for a period of:
TWELVE (12) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, for private or commercial
use owners. However, the warranty coverage period on a snowmobile delivered between June 1 st and December 1 st of a given year
will expire December 1 st of the following year.
The emission-related components included in the chart below, that
are installed on EPA certified snowmobiles (see list below) registered
in the USA are covered for thirty (30) consecutive months or 2500
miles (4000 km) of engine use whichever occurs first. If the 2500
miles (4000 km) are reached during the regular warranty coverage
period, the emission-related components are still covered by BRP’s
standard warranty until the end of regular coverage period.
The EPA certified snowmobiles are those equipped with: 600 H.O.
SDI and 800 H.O. Power T.E.K. engines.
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600 HO
SDI
800 H.O.
POWER
T.E.K.
Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
X
X
Air Temperature Sensor (ATS)
X
X
Air Pressure Sensor (APS)
X
X
Fuel Pressure Regulator
X
Fuel Injectors
X
Engine Control Module (ECM)
X
Cylinder Head Rubber Rings/O-Ring or
Gasket
X
Cylinder/Base Gaskets
X
Throttle Body Shaft Seals
X
RAVE Hose System
X
Exhaust System Sealing Components
X
Knock Sensor
X
EMISSION-RELATED
COMPONENTS
X
X
Engine Coolant Temperature sensor (CTS)
X
DMP/DPM solenoid
X
Muffler Exhaust Gaz Temperature Sensor
(EGTS)
X
The repair or replacement of parts or the performance of service under this warranty does not extend the life of this warranty beyond its
original expiration date.
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3)
CONDITIONS TO HAVE WARRANTY
COVERAGE
This warranty coverage is available only on 2006 Ski-Doo snowmobile purchased as new and unused by its first owner from a BRP dealer authorized to distribute Ski-Doo products in the country in which
the sale occurred ( “BRP dealer”), and then only after the BRP specified predelivery inspection process is completed and documented.
Warranty coverage only becomes available upon proper registration
of the product by an authorized BRP dealer. Moreover, this warranty
coverage is only available if the Ski-Doo snowmobile is purchased in
the country in which the purchaser resides. BRP will not honor this
limited warranty to any private use owner or commercial use owner
if the preceding conditions have not been met. Such limitations are
necessary in order to allow BRP to preserve both the safety of its
products, and also that of its consumers and the general public.
Routine maintenance outlined in the Operator’s Guide must be timely performed in order to maintain warranty coverage. BRP reserves
the right to make warranty coverage contingent upon proof of proper
maintenance.
4)
WHAT TO DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY
COVERAGE
The customer must notify a servicing BRP dealer within two (2) days
of the appearance of a defect, and provide it with reasonable access
to the product and reasonable opportunity to repair it. The customer
must also present to the authorized BRP dealer, proof of purchase
of the product and must sign the repair/work order prior to starting
the repair in order to validate the warranty repair. All parts replaced
under this limited warranty become the property of BRP.
5)
WHAT BRP WILL DO
BRP’s obligations under this warranty are limited to, at its sole discretion, repairing parts found defective under normal use, maintenance
and service, or replacing such parts with new genuine Ski-Doo parts
without charge for parts and labor, at any authorized BRP dealer during the warranty coverage period.
BRP reserves the right to improve or modify products from time to
time without assuming any obligation to modify products previously
manufactured.
6)
EXCLUSIONS
The following are not warranted under any circumstances:
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• Normal wear and tear;
• Routine maintenance items, tune ups, adjustments;
• Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance and/or
storage, as described in the Operator's Guide;
• Damage resulting from removal of parts, improper repairs, service,
maintenance, modifications or use of parts not manufactured or approved by BRP or resulting from repairs done by a person that is not
an authorized servicing BRP dealer;
• Damage caused by abuse, abnormal use, neglect, use of the product on surfaces other than snow, or operation of the product in a
manner inconsistent with the recommended operation described in
the Operator’s Guide;
• Damage resulting from accident, submersion, fire, theft, vandalism
or any act of God;
• Operation with fuels, oils or lubricants which are not suitable for
use with the product (see the Operator’s Guide);
• Snow or water ingestion;
• Incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind including without limitation towing, storage, telephone, rental, taxi, inconvenience, insurance coverage, loan payments, loss of time, loss
of income; and
• Damage resulting from studs installed on tracks if the installation
does not conform to BRP’s instructions.
7)
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN
LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO
THE LIFE OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY. INCIDENTAL AND
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS WARRANTY. SOME STATES/PROVINCES
DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS AND
EXCLUSIONS IDENTIFIED ABOVE, AS A RESULT, THEY MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS
WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE, OR PROVINCE TO
PROVINCE.
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Neither the distributor, any BRP dealer nor any other person has been
authorized to make any affirmation, representation or warranty regarding the product, other than those contained in this limited warranty, and if made, shall not be enforceable against BRP.
BRP reserves the right to modify this warranty at any time, being understood that such modification will not alter the warranty conditions
applicable to the products sold while this warranty is in effect.
8)
TRANSFER
If the ownership of a product is transferred during the warranty coverage period, this warranty shall also be transferred and be valid for
the remaining coverage period provided that BRP is notified of such
transfer of ownership in the following way:
(a) The former owner contacts BRP (at the phone number provided
below) or an authorized BRP dealer and gives the coordinates of the
new owner; or
(b) BRP or an authorized BRP dealer receives a proof that the former
owner agreed to the transfer of ownership, in addition to the coordinates of the new owner.
9)
CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
(a) In the event of a controversy or a dispute in connection with this
limited warranty, BRP suggests that you try to resolve the issue at
the dealership level. We recommend discussing the issue with the
authorized dealer's service manager or owner.
(b) If the issue has not yet been resolved, please submit your complaint in writing or call the appropriate number below:
IN CANADA:
BOMBARDIER
RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
SKI-DOO
CONSUMER SERVICES GROUP
VALCOURT QC J0E 2L0
Tel: (819) 566-3366
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IN USA:
BRP US Inc.
SKI-DOO
CONSUMER SERVICES GROUP
7575 BOMBARDIER COURT
WAUSAU WI 54401
Tel: (715) 848-4957
* In the USA, products are distributed and serviced by BRP US Inc.
© 2005 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. All rights reserved.
® Registered trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
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BRP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED WARRANTY:
2006 SKI-DOO® SNOWMOBILES
1)
SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (“BRP”) warrants its 2006
Ski-Doo snowmobiles from defects in material or workmanship for
the period and under the conditions described below.
All genuine Ski-Doo parts and accessories, installed by an authorized
BRP distributor/dealer (as hereinafter defined) at the time of delivery
of the 2006 Ski-Doo snowmobile, carry the same warranty as that of
the snowmobile.
Use of the product for racing or any other competitive activity, at any
point, even by a previous owner, will render this warranty null and
void.
2)
WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD
This warranty will be in effect from the date of delivery to the first retail consumer or the date the product is first put into use, whichever
occurs first and for a period of:
TWELVE (12) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, for private or commercial
use owners. However, the warranty coverage period on a snowmobile delivered between June 1 st and December 1 st of a given year
will expire December 1 st of the following year.
The repair or replacement of parts or the performance of service under this warranty does not extend the life of this warranty beyond its
original expiration date.
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3)
CONDITIONS TO HAVE WARRANTY
COVERAGE
This warranty coverage is available only on 2006 Ski-Doo snowmobile purchased as new and unused by its first owner from a BRP distributor/dealer authorized to distribute Ski-Doo products in the country in which the sale occurred ( “BRP distributor/dealer”), and then
only after the BRP specified predelivery inspection process is completed and documented. Warranty coverage only becomes available
upon proper registration of the product by an authorized BRP distributor/dealer. Moreover, this warranty coverage is only available if the
Ski-Doo snowmobile is purchased in the country or union of countries in which the purchaser resides. BRP will not honor this limited
warranty to any private use owner or commercial use owner if the
preceding conditions have not been met. Such limitations are necessary in order to allow BRP to preserve both the safety of its products,
and also that of its consumers and the general public.
Routine maintenance outlined in the Operator’s Guide must be timely performed in order to maintain warranty coverage. BRP reserves
the right to make warranty coverage contingent upon proof of proper
maintenance.
4)
WHAT TO DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY
COVERAGE
The customer must notify a servicing BRP distributor/dealer within
two (2) days of the appearance of a defect, and provide it with reasonable access to the product and reasonable opportunity to repair
it. The customer must also present to the authorized BRP distributor/dealer, proof of purchase of the product and must sign the repair/work order prior to starting the repair in order to validate the warranty repair. All parts replaced under this limited warranty become
the property of BRP.
5)
WHAT BRP WILL DO
BRP’s obligations under this warranty are limited to, at its sole discretion, repairing parts found defective under normal use, maintenance
and service, or replacing such parts with new genuine Ski-Doo parts
without charge for parts and labor, at any authorized BRP distributor/dealer during the warranty coverage period.
BRP reserves the right to improve or modify products from time to
time without assuming any obligation to modify products previously
manufactured.
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6)
EXCLUSIONS
The following are not warranted under any circumstances:
• Normal wear and tear;
• Routine maintenance items, tune ups, adjustments;
• Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance and/or
storage, as described in the Operator's Guide;
• Damage resulting from removal of parts, improper repairs, service,
maintenance, modifications or use of parts not manufactured or approved by BRP or resulting from repairs done by a person that is not
an authorized servicing BRP distributor/dealer;
• Damage caused by abuse, abnormal use, neglect, use of the product on surfaces other than snow, or operation of the product in a
manner inconsistent with the recommended operation described in
the Operator’s Guide;
• Damage resulting from accident, submersion, fire, theft, vandalism
or any act of God;
• Operation with fuels, oils or lubricants which are not suitable for
use with the product (see the Operator’s Guide);
• Snow or water ingestion;
• Incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind including without limitation towing, storage, telephone, rental, taxi, inconvenience, insurance coverage, loan payments, loss of time, loss
of income; and
• Damage resulting from studs installed on tracks if the installation
does not conform to BRP’s instructions.
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7)
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN
LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO
THE LIFE OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY. INCIDENTAL AND
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS WARRANTY. SOME STATES/PROVINCES
DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS AND
EXCLUSIONS IDENTIFIED ABOVE, AS A RESULT, THEY MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS
WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE, OR PROVINCE TO
PROVINCE.
Neither the distributor, any BRP distributor/dealer nor any other person has been authorized to make any affirmation, representation or
warranty regarding the product, other than those contained in this
limited warranty, and if made, shall not be enforceable against BRP.
BRP reserves the right to modify this warranty at any time, being understood that such modification will not alter the warranty conditions
applicable to the products sold while this warranty is in effect.
8)
TRANSFER
If the ownership of a product is transferred during the warranty coverage period, this warranty shall also be transferred and be valid for
the remaining coverage period provided BRP or an authorized BRP
distributor/dealer receives a proof that the former owner agreed to
the transfer of ownership, in addition to the coordinates of the new
owner.
9)
CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
(a) In the event of a controversy or a dispute in connection with this
limited warranty, BRP suggests that you try to resolve the issue at
the dealership level. We recommend discussing the issue with the
authorized distributor/dealer's service manager or owner.
(b) If further assistance is required, the distributor's service department should be contacted in order to resolve the matter.
(c) If the matter still remains unresolved then contact BRP at the
address listed below.
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BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
SKI-DOO
CONSUMER SERVICES GROUP
VALCOURT QC J0E 2L0
Tel: (819) 566-3366
© 2005 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. All rights reserved.
® Registered trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
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PRIVACY OBLIGATIONS/DISCLAIMER
We wish to inform you that your coordinates will be used for safety
and warranty purposes. Sometimes, we also use the coordinates of
our clients to inform them about our products and to present them
offers. Should you prefer not to receive information on our products,
services and offers, please let us know by writing to the address
below.
Also note that, from time to time, carefully selected and trustworthy
organizations may be permitted to use the coordinates of our clients
to promote quality products and services. If you prefer not to have
your name and address released, please let us know by writing to
the address below:
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
Warranty Department
75, J.A. Bombardier Street
Sherbrooke, Québec J1L 1W3
Canada
Fax Number (819) 566-3590
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR OWNERSHIP
If your address has changed or if you have sold or given your vehicle
to anyone, be sure to fill out and mail the card provided on next page.
Such notification is necessary for your safety or the safety of any subsequent owner, even after expiration of the original warranty, since
BRP will be in a position to contact you if correction to your snowmobile becomes necessary.
NOTICE TO ALL NEW OWNERS:
Make sure to mail the change of OWNERSHIP CARD as you are
entitled to the unexpired portion of the warranty.
STOLEN UNITS
If the event that your snowmobile is stolen, you should notify your
area distributor's warranty department of such.
Please provide your name, address, phone number, vehicle serial
number and date of theft.
BRP will provide a list of stolen units to all authorized SKI-DOO dealers on a monthly basis to aid in recovery of such units to their owners.
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NEW ADDRESS
OR NEW OWNER
OLD ADDRESS
OR PREVIOUS OWNER
CITY
NO.
STATE/PROVINCE
CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
STREET
NAME
STREET
NAME
APT.
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
APT.
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
NO.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
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WARRANTY DEPARTMENT
75, J.A. Bombardier
Sherbrooke, QC
Canada
J1L 1W3
Bombardier
Recreational Products Inc.
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