Polaris Sawtooth User's Manual

WARNING
The engine exhaust from this
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to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
A card containing important ATV safety information should be attached
to the owner’s manual on the next page. If you cannot locate this card,
or if it has been removed, please call 1-800-342-3764 for assistance.
WELCOME
Thank you for purchasing a Polaris vehicle, and welcome to our
world-wide family of Polaris owners. We proudly produce an exciting
line of utility and recreational products.
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We believe Polaris sets a standard of excellence for all utility and
recreational vehicles manufactured in the world today. Many years of
experience have gone into the engineering, design, and development of
your Polaris vehicle, making it the finest machine we’ve ever
produced.
For safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle, be sure to follow the
instructions and recommendations in this owner’s manual. Your
manual contains instructions for minor maintenance, but information
about major repairs is outlined in the Polaris Service Manual and
should be performed only by a Factory Certified Master Service Dealer
(MSD) Technician.
Your Polaris dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your
total satisfaction. Be sure to return to your dealership for all of your
service needs during, and after, the warranty period.
We also take great pride in our complete line of apparel, parts and
accessories, available through our online store at
www.purepolaris.com. Have your accessories and clothing delivered
right to your door!
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Copyright 2005 Polaris Sales Inc. All information contained within this publication is
based on the latest product information at the time of publication. Due to constant
improvements in the design and quality of production components, some minor
discrepancies may result between the actual vehicle and the information presented in this
publication. Depictions and/or procedures in this publication are intended for reference
use only. No liability can be accepted for omissions or inaccuracies. Any reprinting or
reuse of the depictions and/or procedures contained within, whether whole or in part, is
expressly prohibited.
Printed in Taiwan and in U.S.A.
2006 Sawtooth Owner’s Manual P/N 9920278
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS . . . . . . . . 4
SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
FEATURES AND CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION . . . . . . . . . 65
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
POLARIS PRODUCTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
MAINTENANCE LOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
Record your ATV’s identification numbers in the spaces provided.
Remove the spare key and store it in a safe place. If both keys are lost,
the ignition switch must be replaced.
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Vehicle Model Number:
Frame VIN (1):
Engine Serial Number (2):
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
Failure to follow the warnings contained in this manual can result
in serious injury or death.
A Polaris ATV is not a toy and can be hazardous to operate. This
vehicle handles differently than other vehicles, such as
motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur quickly,
even during routine maneuvers like turning, or driving on hills or
over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions.
Read and understand your owner’s manual and all warnings
before operating a Polaris ATV.
Age Restrictions
This vehicle is an ADULT VEHICLE ONLY. Operation is prohibited
for anyone under 16 years of age.
Safety Training
ATV safety training is a top priority for Polaris. When you purchased
your new ATV, your dealer instructed you on the authorized ATV
RiderCoursesm available to you and your eligible family members.
This training is included in the purchase price of your ATV. Polaris
strongly encourages you and your eligible family members who will be
riding the ATV to take the ATV RiderCoursesm. You were also
provided with printed materials that explain safe operating procedures.
You should review this information on a regular basis.
If you purchased a used Polaris ATV, you can take the ATV
RiderCoursesm by calling ATV Enrollment Express at (800) 887-2887
or by visiting www.atvsafety.org. Purchasers of a used Polaris ATV
will be charged for this training.
A Polaris ATV is an off-road vehicle. Familiarize yourself with all laws
and regulations concerning the operation of this vehicle in your area.
We strongly advise you to strictly follow the recommended
maintenance program outlined in your owner’s manual. This
preventive maintenance program is designed to ensure that all critical
components on your vehicle are thoroughly inspected at specific
intervals.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
Know Your Vehicle and Riding Area
You are responsible for your personal safety, the safety of others and
the protection of the environment. Read and understand your owner’s
manual. It includes important information about Quadricycle safety.
Ride responsibly. Know all laws and regulations concerning the
operation of this vehicle in your area.
Signal Words and Symbols
The following signal words and symbols appear throughout this
manual and on your ATV. Your safety is involved when these words
and symbols are used. Become familiar with their meanings before
reading the manual.
The safety alert symbol, on your vehicle or in this manual, alerts
you to the potential for personal injury.
WARNING
The safety alert warning indicates a potential hazard that may
result in serious injury or death.
CAUTION
The safety alert caution indicates a potential hazard that may
result in minor personal injury or damage to the vehicle.
CAUTION
A caution indicates a situation that may result in damage to the
vehicle.
NOTE:
A note will alert you to important information or instructions.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
Serious injury or death can result if you do not follow these
instructions and procedures, which are outlined in further detail
within your owner’s manual.
S Read this manual and all labels carefully, and follow the operating
procedures described.
S Never operate an ATV without proper instruction. Take a training
course. Purchasers of a new Polaris ATV and their eligible family
members are entitled to take the ATV RiderCoursesm. Contact ATV
Enrollment Express at (800) 887-2887 or visit www.atvsafety.org for
information on enrollment in the ATV RiderCoursesm.
S Never allow anyone under 16 years of age to operate this ATV.
S Never permit a guest to operate the ATV unless the guest has read
this manual and all product labels and has completed a certified safety training course.
S Always avoid operating an ATV on paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets.
S Never operate an ATV on a public street, road or highway, including
a dirt or gravel road.
S Never operate an ATV without wearing an approved helmet that fits
properly. Always wear eye protection (goggles or face shield),
gloves, boots, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and long pants.
S Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating an ATV.
S Never operate at excessive speeds. Travel at speeds appropriate for
the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience.
S Never attempt wheelies, jumps or other stunts.
S Always inspect your ATV before each use to make sure it’s in safe
operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance
procedures and schedules outlined in your owner’s manual.
S Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests of the ATV during operation.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
S Always travel slowly and use extra caution when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Be alert to changing terrain conditions.
S Never operate on excessively rough, slippery, or loose terrain.
S Always follow proper turning procedures as described in this manual. Practice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at faster
speeds. Do not turn at excessive speeds.
S Always have the ATV inspected by an authorized Polaris dealer if
it’s been involved in an accident.
S Never operate on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
S Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills. Check the terrain carefully before ascend a hill. Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open
the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. Never go over
the top of a hill at high speed.
S Always follow proper procedures for going downhill and for braking
on hills. Check the terrain carefully before you start down a hill.
Shift your weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speed.
Avoid going down a hill at an angle, which would cause the vehicle
to lean sharply to one side. Travel straight down the hill when possible.
S Always follow proper procedures for crossing the side of a hill.
Avoid hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your
weight to the uphill side of the ATV. Never attempt to turn the ATV
around on any hill until you’ve mastered (on level ground) the turning technique outlined in this manual. Avoid crossing the side of a
steep hill when possible.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
S Always use proper procedures if you stall or roll backwards while
climbing a hill. To avoid stalling, maintain a steady speed when
climbing a hill. If you stall or roll backwards, follow the special procedure for braking described in this manual. Always dismount on the
uphill side, or to either side if the ATV is pointed straight uphill.
Turn the ATV around and remount following the procedure described in this manual.
S Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area. Never
attempt to operate over large obstacles, such as rocks or fallen trees.
Always follow proper procedures when operating over obstacles as
described in this manual.
S Always be careful of skidding or sliding. On slippery surfaces like
ice, travel slowly and use extra caution to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
S Avoid operating the ATV through deep or fast-flowing water. If it’s
unavoidable, travel slowly, balance your weight carefully, avoid sudden movements, and maintain a slow and steady forward motion. Do
not make sudden turns or stops, and do not make sudden throttle
changes.
S Wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability. Test your brakes after
leaving water. If necessary, apply them lightly several times to allow
friction to dry out the pads.
S Always check for obstacles or people behind the ATV before operating in reverse. When it’s safe to proceed in reverse, move slowly and
avoid turning at sharp angles.
S Always use the size and type of tires specified for your ATV, and
always maintain tire pressure as recommended.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
S Never modify an ATV through improper installation or use of accessories.
S Never exceed the stated load capacity for your ATV. Cargo must be
properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed and follow
the instructions in this manual for carrying cargo or towing. Allow a
greater distance for braking.
S Always remove the ignition key when the vehicle is not in use to
prevent unauthorized use or accidental starting.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the
Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772,
or visit www.cpsc.gov, visit www.atvsafety.org, or call
Polaris at 1-800-342-3764.
Equipment Modifications
We are concerned for the safety of our customers and for the general
public. Therefore, we strongly recommend that consumers do not
install on a Polaris ATV any equipment that may increase the speed or
power of the vehicle, or make any other modifications to the vehicle
for these purposes. Any modifications to the original equipment of the
vehicle create a substantial safety hazard and increase the risk of bodily
injury.
The warranty on your Polaris ATV is terminated if any equipment has
been added to the vehicle, or if any modifications have been made to
the vehicle, that increase its speed or power.
NOTE:
The addition of certain accessories, including (but not limited
to) mowers, blades, tires, sprayers, or large racks, may
change the handling characteristics of the vehicle. Use only
Polaris-approved accessories, and familiarize yourself with
their function and effect on the vehicle.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV without proper
instruction.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The risk of an accident is greatly
increased if the operator does not
know how to operate the ATV properly
in different situations and on different
types of terrain.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete the ATV
RiderCoursesm offered by Polaris through the SVIA. They should
then regularly practice the skills learned in the course and the
operating techniques described in the Owner’s Manual.
For more information about the ATV RiderCoursesm contact ATV
Enrollment Express at (800) 887-2887 or visit www.atvsafety.org
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to follow the age
recommendations for this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Severe injury and/or death could occur
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if a child under the minimum age
recommendation operates an ATV.
Even though a child may be within the
recommended age group for operating
some ATVs, he/she may not have the
skills, abilities, or judgment needed to
operate an ATV safely and could be susceptible to accident or
injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
No one under the age of 16 should operate a Polaris ATV.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Carrying a passenger on an ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Carrying a passenger greatly reduces
the operator’s ability to balance and
control the ATV, which could cause
an accident and injury to the operator
and/or passenger.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never carry a passenger. The purpose of the long seat is to
allow the operator to shift position as needed during operation. It
is not intended for carrying passengers.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Carrying a passenger on one of the
racks.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
A passenger riding on a rack could be
ejected from the vehicle unexpectedly
or may contact moving components,
both of which can result in severe
injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never allow passengers to ride on one of the racks.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating an ATV on paved
surfaces, including sidewalks,
paths, parking lots, and
driveways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
ATV tires are designed for
off-road use. Operating on
paved surfaces may seriously
affect the handling and control of
the ATV and could result in loss of
control, accident, and/or injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Avoid operating the ATV on pavement. If it’s unavoidable, travel
slowly and avoid sudden turns or stops.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on
public streets, roads or
highways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV could collide
with another vehicle.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the ATV on any
public street, road or highway,
including dirt and gravel roads. In many states
it’s illegal to operate ATVs on public streets, roads and highways.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV without wearing an
approved helmet, eye protection and
protective clothing.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Operating an ATV without an approved
helmet increases the risk of a severe
head injury or death in the event of an
accident.
Operating without eye protection could
result in an accident and could increase
the chance of a severe injury in the
event of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always wear an approved helmet that
fits properly.
Always wear eye protection (goggles or
face shield), gloves, boots,
long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and long pants.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the ATV after consuming
alcohol or drugs.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Consumption of alcohol and/or drugs
could seriously affect operator
judgment. Reaction time may be slower
and operator balance and perception
could be affected.
Consuming alcohol and/or drugs before
or while operating an ATV could result in
an accident causing severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating an
ATV.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
20 30
Operating the ATV at
40
excessive speeds.
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WHAT CAN HAPPEN
50
0
Excessive speed increases
the operator’s chance of losing
control of the ATV, which can
result in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always operate the ATV at a speed that’s proper for the terrain,
visibility and operating conditions, and your experience.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Attempting wheelies, jumps and
other stunts.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Attempting stunts increases the
chance of an accident, including an
overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt wheelies, jumps, or
other stunts. Avoid exhibition driving.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to inspect the ATV before operating.
Failure to properly maintain the ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Poor maintenance increases the possibility of an accident or
equipment damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always inspect your ATV
before each use to make
sure it’s in safe operating
condition.
Always follow the
inspection and maintenance
procedures and schedules described
in the owner’s manual.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Removing hands from the handlebars
or feet from the footrests during
operation.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Removing even one hand or foot can
reduce ability to control the vehicle or
could cause loss of balance and
ejection from the ATV.
If the operator’s foot is not firmly planted on the footrest, it could
come into contact with the rear wheels and lead to accident or
injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the
footrests of the ATV during operation.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra caution when
operating the ATV on unfamiliar
terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Unfamiliar terrain may contain
hidden rocks, bumps, or holes that
could cause loss of control or
overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Travel slowly and use extra caution
when operating on unfamiliar terrain.
Always be alert to changing terrain conditions.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra caution when
operating on excessively rough,
slippery or loose terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Operating on excessively
rough, slippery or loose
terrain could cause loss of
traction or loss of control,
which could result in an
accident or overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain
until you’ve learned and practiced the skills necessary to control
the ATV on such terrain.
Always use extra caution on rough, slippery or loose terrain.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Turning improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper turns could cause loss of
control and lead to a collision or overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for
turning as described in the owner’s manual.
Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster
speeds.
Never turn at excessive speed.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating on excessively steep hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The vehicle may overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
>25_
Never operate on hills too steep for the
ATV or for your abilities. Never operate
the ATV on hills steeper than 25_.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting large hills.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating on frozen bodies of water.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Severe injury or death can result if
the ATV and/or the operator fall
through the ice.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the ATV on a frozen
body of water.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Climbing hills improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper hill climbing could
cause loss of control or overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
< 25_
Always follow proper
procedures for climbing
hills as described in the
owner’s manual.
Always check the terrain carefully before ascending any hill.
Never operate the ATV on hills steeper than 25_.
Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward.
Never open the throttle suddenly while traveling uphill. The ATV
could flip over backwards.
Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a
sharp drop, or another vehicle or person could be on the other
side of the hill.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Traveling downhill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improperly descending a hill could
cause loss of control or overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper
procedures for traveling down
hills as described in the
owner’s manual. NOTE: A special technique is required when
braking while traveling downhill. See page 56.
Always check the terrain carefully before descending a hill.
Shift your weight backward.
20 30
Never travel down a hill at
40
high speed.
10
Avoid traveling down a hill at
50
0
an angle, which would cause
the vehicle to lean sharply to
one side. Travel straight
down the hill when possible.
Never travel backwards down
a hill.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly crossing hills and turning
on hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improperly crossing or
turning as hills could
cause loss of control or
overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you’ve
mastered the turning technique (on level ground) as described in
the owner’s manual. See page 58. Use extra caution when
turning on any hill.
Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill.
When crossing the side of a hill:
Always follow proper procedures as described in the owner’s
manual.
Avoid hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Stalling, rolling backwards or improperly
dismounting while climbing a hill.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The vehicle could overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Maintain steady speed when climbing a hill.
If all forward speed is lost:
Keep your weight uphill.
Gradually apply the front brakes (right lever).
When fully stopped, apply the rear brakes and lock the parking
brake.
Dismount on uphill side, or to either side if ATV is pointed straight
uphill. Turn the ATV around and remount, following the procedure
described in the owner’s manual. See page 58.
If the ATV begins rolling backwards:
Keep weight uphill.
Apply the front brake gradually.
Never apply the rear brake while rolling backwards.
Never apply engine power.
When fully stopped, apply the rear brake as well, and then lock
the parking brake.
Dismount on uphill side, or to either side if ATV is pointed straight
uphill. Turn the ATV around and remount, following the procedure
described in the owner’s manual. See page 58.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating over obstacles.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Operating over obstacles could
cause loss of control or overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before operating in a new
area, check for obstacles.
Avoid operating over large
obstacles such as rocks and fallen trees when possible. If
unavoidable, use extreme caution and always follow proper
procedures as outlined in the owner’s manual.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Skidding or sliding.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Skidding or sliding can cause loss
of control.
If the tires regain traction
unexpectedly, the ATV could
overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
On slippery surfaces such as ice, travel slowly and use extra
caution to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the ATV through deep or
fast-flowing water.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Tires may float, causing loss of traction
and loss of control, which could lead to
an accident or overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Avoid operating the ATV through deep
or fast-flowing water. If it’s unavoidable
to enter water that exceeds the
recommended maximum depth (see
page 60), travel slowly, balance your
weight carefully, avoid sudden
movements, and maintain a slow and
steady forward motion. Do not make
sudden turns or stops, and do not
make sudden throttle changes.
Wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability. Always test the
brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several
times to let friction dry out the pads.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating in reverse.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV could collide with an
obstacle or person, resulting in
severe injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before shifting into reverse
gear, always come to a complete
stop and check for obstacles or people behind the ATV. When it’s
safe to proceed, back slowly.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV with improper tires,
or with improper or uneven tire
pressure.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of improper tires, or operation of
the ATV with improper or uneven tire
pressure, could cause loss of control
or accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always use the size and type of tires
specified for the ATV.
Always maintain proper tire pressure
as specified.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the ATV with improper
modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper installation of accessories or
modification of the ATV may cause
changes in handling which could lead to
an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never modify the ATV through improper
installation or use of accessories. All
parts and accessories added to the
vehicle must be genuine Polaris
Industries Inc. or equivalent
components designed for use on this
ATV and should be installed and used
according to approved instructions. See
your authorized Polaris ATV dealer for
more information.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading the ATV or carrying/towing
cargo improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Overloading and towing can cause
changes in vehicle handling, which could
lead to loss of control or an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never exceed the stated load capacity for
this ATV.
Cargo should be properly distributed and
securely attached.
Reduce speed when carrying cargo or
pulling a trailer. Allow a greater distance
for braking.
Always follow the instructions in the
owner’s manual for carrying cargo or
pulling a trailer. See pages 52-53.
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SAFETY
WARNING
Operating the ATV on streets or roads, especially in darkness,
could result in an accident and serious injury or death.
Your ATV is not equipped with highway-approved lights. It’s
designed for and must be used for off-road use only. Use caution
and drive at reduced speeds in conditions of reduced visibility
such as fog, rain and darkness.
WARNING
Leaving the keys in the ignition can lead to unauthorized use of
the vehicle resulting in serious injury or death. Always remove
the ignition key when the vehicle is not in use.
WARNING
After any overturn or accident, have a qualified service dealer
inspect the entire vehicle for possible damage, including (but not
limited to) brakes, throttle and steering systems.
WARNING
Safe operation of this rider-active vehicle requires good
judgement and physical skills. Persons with cognitive or physical
disabilities who operate this vehicle have an increased risk of
overturn and loss of control, which could result in severe injury or
death.
CAUTION
Always keep combustible materials away from the exhaust
system. Exposure to the hot components could result in a fire.
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Safety Decals and Locations
Warning decals have been placed on the ATV for your protection. Read
and follow the instructions of the decals and other warnings on the
ATV carefully. If any of the decals shown in this manual differ from
the decals on your ATV, always read and follow the instructions of the
decals on the ATV.
If any decal becomes illegible or comes off, contact your Polaris dealer
to purchase a replacement. Replacement safety decals are provided by
Polaris at no charge. The part number is printed on the decal.
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A
B
G
F
G
D
E
C
WARNING
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A
SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
WARNING
Operating this ATV if you are under
the age of 16 increases your chance
of severe injury or death.
NEVER operate this ATV if you are
under age 16.
7172559
B
WARNING
Moving parts hazard under belt-clutch guard. To
prevent serious injury, do not operate vehicle with
guard removed.
S Do not modify engine or clutch. Doing so can cause
part failure, possible imbalance, and
excessive engine RPM, which can result in serious
injury or death.
S
NO STEP
7173313
C
WARNING
NEVER ride as a passenger.
Passengers can cause a
loss of control, resulting
in SEVERE INJURY or
DEATH.
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SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
WARNING
IMPROPER TIRE PRESSURE OR OVERLOADING can cause loss of
control resulting in SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
TIRE PRESSURE IN PSI (KPa): FRONT 4 (27,6) REAR 3 (20,7)
MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY (Gross Vehicle Weight)
INCLUDING MACHINE, DRIVER AND CARGO IS 765 LBS. (348 KG)
Reduce speed and allow greater distance for braking when carrying
cargo. Overloading or carrying tall, off-center, or unsecured loads will
increase your risk of losing control. Loads should be centered, carried
as low as possible, and firmly secured to the racks. With dual racks,
load distribution 1/3 front 2/3 rear is best. For stability on rough or hilly
terrain, reduce speed and cargo. Do not block headlight. Be careful if
load extends over the side of the rack.
Read Owner’s Manual for more detailed loading information.
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S Operation of this vehicle ATTENTION S Specific
without the air filter
carburetor jetting
element will severely damage
and adjustments are required
the engine.
depending on temperature
and altitude. See your Owner’s
S Clean pre-filter element often,
Manual.
more frequent cleaning
Factory setting:
required in dusty conditions.
Do not operate vehicle without
40_ to 80_ F. at 0-3000 feet
pre-filter.
(5_ to 27_ C. at 0-900 meters).
7170007
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WARNING
S DO NOT TOW FROM RACK OR BUMPER.
Vehicle damage or tipover may result causing severe
injury or death. Tow only from tow hooks or hitch.
S Max. Rack Loads: Front 45 lbs. (20 kg) Rear 70 lbs. (32 kg).
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SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
WARNING
Improper ATV use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH
ALWAYS USE
AN APPROVED
HELMET AND
PROTECTIVE
GEAR
NEVER USE
ON PUBLIC
ROADS
NEVER CARRY
PASSENGERS
NEVER USE
WITH DRUGS
OR ALCOHOL
NEVER operate:
ALWAYS:
7172560
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MANUFACTURED
IN TAIWAN
DATE:
VIN:
THIS VEHICLE IS AN ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE AND IS
NOT INTENDED FOR USE ON PUBLIC ROADS.
CE VÉHICULE EST UN VÉHICULE TOUT TERRAIN
QUI NiEST PAS DESTINÉ À ÊTRE UTILISÉ SUR
LES CHEMINS PUBLICS.
OVERRIDE
SWITCH
Reverse Speed is
limited.
Reverse override is
controlled by the
override switch.
See your Owner’s
Manual.
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SAFETY
Safe Riding Gear
Always wear clothing suited to the type of riding. ATV riding requires
special protective clothing for comfort and to reduce the chance of
injury.
1. Helmet
Your helmet is the most important piece
of protective gear for safe riding. A
helmet can prevent a severe head injury.
Select an approved helmet that meets or
exceeds your state’s safety standards
and bears either the Department of
Transportation (DOT) label, the
American National Standards Institute
label (ANSI z90.1), or the Snell
Memorial Foundation label.
2. Eye Protection
Do not depend on sunglasses for proper
eye protection. A pair of goggles or a
helmet face shield offer the best
protection for your eyes. They should
be kept clean and be of shatterproof
design (bearing the markings z2.1 or
VESC 8).
1
2
3
5
4
3. Gloves
Off-road style gloves with knuckle pads are the best for comfort and
protection.
4. Boots
The best footwear is a pair of strong over-the-calf boots with heels, like
moto-cross boots.
5. Clothing
Always wear long sleeves and long pants to protect arms and legs.
Riding pants with kneepads and a jersey with shoulder pads provide
the best protection.
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Fuel Safety
SAFETY
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under certain
conditions.
S Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline.
S Always refuel with the engine stopped, and outdoors or in a well
ventilated area.
S Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks in or near the
area where refueling is performed or where gasoline is stored.
S Do not overfill the tank. Do not fill the tank neck.
S If gasoline spills on your skin or clothing, immediately wash it off
with soap and water and change clothing.
S Never start the engine or let it run in an enclosed area.
Engine exhaust fumes are poisonous and can cause loss of
consciousness or death in a short time.
S Turn the fuel valve off whenever the ATV is stored or parked.
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known
to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Operate this vehicle only outdoors or in well-ventilated areas.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Electrical Switches
1 2
5
4
3
1. Light Switch/Hi-Lo Beam Control - The lights won’t turn on
unless the main key switch is on.
2
2. Engine Stop Switch - The engine will
not start or run when the switch is in the
OFF position. Its purpose is to provide
the operator with a quick means of
engine shutdown in case of an
emergency. To stop the engine, press the
lower end of the rocker switch down to
the OFF position. Before starting the
engine, press the upper end of the switch
down to the ON position.
3. Main Key Switch - Turn the main key
switch clockwise to the ON position
before starting the engine. Turn the
main switch off to stop the engine and
end all electrical power to the vehicle.
4. Start Button - To start the engine, make
sure the stop switch is in the ON
position. Turn the main key switch on.
Press the start button.
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3
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Electrical Switches
WARNING
Activating the override switch while the throttle is open can cause
loss of control, resulting in severe injury or death. Do not activate
the override switch while the throttle is open.
5. Override Switch (Reverse
Speed Limiter) - This vehicle
is equipped with a reverse
speed limiter system. To gain
additional power while
backing, depress the override
switch.
5
Indicator Lights
Your ATV has neutral and reverse
indicator lights.
N: Neutral (Green)
R: Reverse (Amber)
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Throttle Lever
Press the throttle lever (1) toward
the handlebar to increase engine
speed and vehicle movement.
Engine speed returns to idle when
the lever is released.
1
This ATV is equipped with Polaris
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), which is
designed to reduce the risk of a frozen or stuck throttle. If the throttle
cable should stick in an open position when the operator releases the
throttle lever, the engine will stop, and power to the rear wheels will
cease.
WARNING
Operating an ATV with sticking or improperly operating throttle
controls could cause an accident and lead to severe injury or
death.
Never start or operate an ATV with a sticking or improperly
operating throttle. Always contact your dealer for service if throttle
problems arise.
Failure to check or maintain proper operation of the throttle
system can result in an accident if the throttle lever sticks during
operation. Always check the lever for free movement and return
before starting the engine. Also check occasionally during
operation.
WARNING
The Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) stops the engine in the
event of a throttle system malfunction and is provided for your
safety. Do not attempt to modify the ETC system or replace it
with any after market throttle mechanisms.
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Brakes
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Master Cylinder
Check the brake fluid level in
the master cylinder before each
use of the ATV. The master
cylinder (A) is located on the
right handlebar.
View the fluid level through the
indicator window (B) on the top of
the master cylinder. This eye will
appear dark when the fluid level is
full. When fluid is low, the eye will
be clear.
NOTE:
B
A
When checking the fluid level, position the ATV on level
ground with the handlebars turned so the top of the reservoir
is level. If the fluid level is low, add DOT 3 brake fluid. DO
NOT OVERFILL. See page 103 for the part numbers of
Polaris products.
WARNING
An over-full master cylinder may cause brake drag or brake
lock-up, which could result in serious injury or death. Maintain
brake fluid at the recommended level. Do not overfill.
WARNING
After opening a bottle of brake fluid, always discard any unused
portion. Never store or use a partial bottle. Brake fluid is
hygroscopic, meaning it rapidly absorbs moisture from the air.
The moisture causes the boiling temperature of the brake fluid to
drop, which can lead to early brake fade and the possibility of an
accident and severe injury or death.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Brakes
WARNING
Applying only one brake could cause loss of control and result in
serious injury or death. Always apply both brakes at the same
time.
1
Brake Lever (Right)
Squeeze the right brake lever (1)
toward the handlebar to apply the
hydraulic front wheel brakes. THIS
LEVER DOES NOT APPLY THE
REAR BRAKES.
WARNING
Operating the ATV with a spongy brake lever can result in loss of
braking, which could cause an accident.
Never operate the ATV with a spongy-feeling brake lever.
Always test front brake lever travel and master cylinder fluid level
before riding. When squeezed, the lever should feel firm. Any
sponginess would indicate a possible fluid leak or low master cylinder
fluid level, which must be corrected before riding. Contact your dealer
for proper diagnosis and repairs.
Brake Lever (Left)
Squeeze the left brake lever (2)
toward the handlebar to apply the
mechanical rear wheel brakes. THIS
LEVER DOES NOT APPLY THE
FRONT BRAKES.
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2
Brakes
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Foot Brake
The foot brake (1) is a
mechanical rear wheel brake.
The foot brake is located on
the inside of the right
footrest. Apply the brake
with your right foot. This is
identical to squeezing the left
brake lever on the handlebar.
NOTE:
1
If the rear wheels
slide while using the
foot brake, reduce
brake pedal pressure to
brake the rear wheels without skidding.
WARNING
Aggressively applying the rear brake when backing down a hill
may cause rear tipover, which could result in serious injury or
death.
Use caution when applying the rear brake. Do not aggressively
apply the rear brake when going forward. The rear wheels may
skid and slide sideways, causing loss of control and serious injury
or death.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Parking Brake
WARNING
Operating the ATV while the parking brake is engaged could
result in an accident and serious injury or death. Always check to
be sure the parking brake is disengaged before operating.
Setting the Parking Brake
1. Squeeze the left brake
lever (1).
2. Push the park brake
lock (2) down. This
will prevent the
lever from
returning to the
released position.
3. To release the
parking brake lock,
squeeze and release the
brake lever. The parking
brake will release automatically.
1
2
Important Safeguards
S The parking brake may relax if left on for a long period of time. Always block the wheels to prevent rolling.
S Never depend on the parking brake alone if the ATV is parked on a
hill. Always block the wheels to prevent rolling.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Choke
The choke assists in starting a cold engine. See page 48 for correct
choke and throttle settings during starting.
Fuel Filter
The in-line fuel filter should be replaced by your dealer after every 100
hours of operation, or annually. Do not attempt to clean the fuel filter.
Fuel Tank
The fuel tank filler cap (A) is located directly below the handlebar.
Use either leaded or unleaded gasoline with a minimum pump octane
number of 87=(R+ M/2) octane. Refer to the specifications section
beginning on page 100 for tank capacity.
Fuel Valve
The fuel valve (B) is located
on the left side of the vehicle.
B
OFF
Turn the valve off
before storage and
when transporting.
A
ON
Turn the valve on for
normal operation.
RES
Turn the valve to the
reserve setting if the
main fuel supply is
exhausted. Refuel as
soon as possible.
Reserve fuel range is about
7-10 miles (11-16 km).
NOTE:
Return the valve to the ON position after refueling.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Automatic Transmission Gear Selector
The transmission gear selector (A)
is located on the right side of the
vehicle.
F: Forward Gear
N: Neutral
R: Reverse
Whenever the ATV is left unattended,
always place the transmission in gear
and lock the parking brake.
A
R
N
F
CAUTION
Shifting gears with the engine speed above idle or while the
vehicle is moving could cause transmission damage.
To change gears, stop the vehicle, and with the engine idling,
move the lever to the desired gear.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Kick-Start Lever
If the battery becomes too weak to start the engine, use the kick-start
lever to start the engine until the battery is serviced.
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface.
2. Lock the parking brake.
3. Place the transmission in neutral.
1. Fold out the kick-start lever on the left side of the ATV.
2. Make sure the stop switch and main key switch are on.
3. Place your foot on the kick-start. Thrust your heel downward to
crank the engine.
NOTE:
If the engine is cold, use the choke as outlined on page 48.
4. After the engine has started, fold the kick-start lever back into
place.
NOTE:
A 10/12 mm wrench is provided in the tool kit for removing or
installing the lever. If not installed, make sure the rubber cap
is installed on the kick-start shaft to protect the rider. Store
the kick-start lever under the seat in the rear cab when not
installed.
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OPERATION
Break-In Period
The break-in period for your new Polaris 4-cycle ATV is defined as the
first ten hours of operation, or the time it takes to use the first two full
tanks of gasoline. No single action on your part is as important as
following the procedures for a proper break-in. Careful treatment of a
new engine will result in more efficient performance and longer life for
the engine. Perform the following procedures carefully.
CAUTION
Excessive heat build-up during the first three hours of operation
will damage close-fitted engine parts. Do not operate at full
throttle or high speeds for extended periods during the first three
hours of use.
CAUTION
Mixing brands or using a non-recommended oil may cause
serious engine damage. Never substitute or mix oil brands.
1. Fill the fuel tank with gasoline. See page 43.
2. Check the oil level. Add the recommended oil as needed to
maintain the oil level in the proper range. See page 71.
3. Drive slowly at first. Select an open area that allows room to
familiarize yourself with vehicle operation and handling.
4. Vary throttle positions. Do not operate at sustained idle.
5. Perform regular checks on fluid levels, controls and areas outlined
on the daily pre-ride inspection checklist. See page 47.
6. Pull only light loads (if equipped with a hitch).
7. During the break-in period, change both the oil and the filter at 20
hours, 200 miles or one month, whichever comes first. See page
71.
46
OPERATION
Pre-Ride Inspection
WARNING
If a proper inspection is not done before each use, severe injury
or death could result. Always inspect the vehicle before each use
to ensure it’s in proper operating condition.
Pre-Ride Checklist
Item
Remarks
See
Page
Brake system / lever travel
Ensure proper operation
Brake fluid
Ensure proper level
Foot brake
Ensure proper operation
41
Front suspension
Inspect, lubricate if necessary
69
Rear suspension
Inspect, lubricate if necessary
69
Steering
Ensure free operation
Tires
Inspect condition and pressure
94
Wheels / fasteners
Inspect, ensure fastener tightness
93
Frame nuts, bolts, fasteners
Inspect, ensure tightness
Fuel and oil
Ensure proper levels
71
Coolant level (if applicable)
Ensure proper level
--
Coolant hoses (if applicable)
Inspect for leaks
Throttle
Ensure proper operation
38, 91
Indicator lights / switches
Ensure operation
36, 37
Engine stop switch
Ensure proper operation
36
Air filter, pre-filter
Inspect, clean
95
Air box sediment tube
Drain deposits whenever visible
--
Headlamp
Check operation, apply dielectric
grease when lamp is replaced
Check operation, apply dielectric
grease when lamp is replaced
Wear helmet, goggles, protective
clothing
76
Brake light / tail lamp
Riding gear
39, 40,
85, 86
39
--
--
--
77
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47
OPERATION
Cold Weather Operation for 4-Cycle Engines
Internal engine condensation increases as outside temperatures
decrease. If the vehicle is used year-round, check the oil level
frequently. A rising oil level could indicate condensation in the bottom
of the crankcase, which can lead to engine damage. Any condensation
must be drained. If the oil level rises to the top of the sight glass,
change the oil immediately.
Always operate the engine long enough to reach operating temperature,
which reduces condensation.
Starting the Engine
WARNING
Engine exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide and can
cause loss of consciousness resulting in severe injury or death.
Never run an engine in an enclosed area.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Position the vehicle on a level surface.
Turn the fuel valve on.
Sit on the vehicle.
If the engine is cold, use full choke by
pushing the choke lever (A) all the way to the
left. A warm engine will not require the use
of the choke.
NOTE:
The choke is fully on when the lever is
pushed completely to the left. The
choke is off when the lever is pushed
completely to the right. The choke can be
adjusted gradually, depending on how
much choke is needed for starting.
A
5. Place the engine stop switch in the ON position, then turn the main
key switch on.
NOTE:
48
Do not press the throttle while starting the engine.
Starting the Engine
OPERATION
6. Squeeze the left brake lever.
NOTE:
The starter will not engage unless the rear brake is applied.
Always squeeze and hold the left brake lever before
attempting to start the engine.
7. Press the start button.
8. Activate the starter for a maximum of five seconds, releasing the
button when the engine starts. If it doesn’t start, release the starter,
wait five seconds, then activate for another five seconds. Repeat
until the engine starts.
9. If the engine slows or stops, position the choke lever half way to
allow proper engine warm up. Vary the RPM slightly with the
throttle to aid in warm up.
10. When the engine idles smoothly, push the choke lever all the way
to the right.
CAUTION
Operating the vehicle immediately after starting could cause
engine damage. Allow the engine to warm up for several minutes
before operating the vehicle.
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OPERATION
Driving Safely
Driving Procedures
1. Sit upright. Keep your feet on the footrests. Keep both hands on the
handlebars.
2. Start the engine and allow it to warm up, then shift the transmission
into gear.
3. Check your surroundings and determine your path of travel.
4. Slowly squeeze the throttle lever toward the handlebar to begin
driving. Squeeze the throttle lever further to increase speed.
5. Drive slowly. Practice maneuvering and using the throttle and brakes
on level surfaces.
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Driving Safely
OPERATION
Making Turns
1. To make a turn, steer in the direction of the turn, leaning your
upper body to the inside of the turn while supporting your weight
on the outer footrest. Use the same leaning technique for turning
in reverse.
2. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster
speeds.
WARNING
Turning at sharp angles or at excessive speeds can result in
vehicle overturn and lead to serious injury. Avoid turning at sharp
angles. Never turn at high speeds.
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OPERATION
Driving Safely
Hauling Cargo and Towing
2/3
1/3
Your ATV has been designed to carry or tow a certain amount of load.
Always read and understand the load distribution warning labels on the
vehicle, and never exceed the weight capacities outlined in the
specifications section of the owner’s manual and on the safety decals.
Cargo weight should be evenly distributed (1/3 on the front rack and
2/3 on the rear rack) and mounted as low as possible. When operating
over rough or hilly terrain, reduce speed and cargo weight to maintain
stable driving conditions. Do not obstruct the headlight beam with
cargo.
Do not exceed the maximum capacities when towing. Do not tow any
trailer on a grade steeper than 15°.
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Maximum Towed Load
(Level Ground)
Maximum Vertical Hitch
Weight
300 lbs. (136 kg)
30 lbs. (13.6 kg)
Driving Safely
OPERATION
Hauling Cargo and Towing
WARNING
Hauling cargo improperly can alter vehicle handling and may
cause loss of control or brake instability and result in serious
injury or death. Always follow these precautions when hauling
cargo:
S REDUCE SPEED AND ALLOW GREATER DISTANCES FOR
BRAKING WHEN HAULING CARGO.
S CARGO WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION should be 1/3 on the front
rack and 2/3 on the rear rack. When operating over rough or
hilly terrain, reduce speed and cargo to maintain stable driving
conditions. Carrying loads on one rack only increases the
possibility of vehicle overturn.
S CARRY LOADS AS LOW ON THE RACKS AS POSSIBLE.
Carrying loads high on the racks raises the center of gravity of
the vehicle and creates a less stable operating condition.
S SECURE ALL LOADS BEFORE OPERATING. Unsecured
loads can create unstable operating conditions, which could
result in loss of control of the vehicle.
S OPERATE ONLY WITH STABLE AND SAFELY ARRANGED
LOADS. When handling off-centered loads that cannot be
centered, securely fasten the load and operate with extra
caution. Always attach the tow load to the hitch point
designated for your vehicle.
S HEAVY LOADS CAN CAUSE BRAKING AND CONTROL
PROBLEMS. Use extreme caution when applying brakes with a
loaded vehicle. Avoid terrain or situations that may require
backing downhill.
S USE EXTREME CAUTION when operating with loads that
extend over the rack sides. Stability and maneuverability may
be adversely affected, causing the vehicle to overturn.
S DO NOT BLOCK THE FRONT HEADLIGHT BEAM when
carrying loads on the front rack.
S DO NOT TRAVEL FASTER THAN THE RECOMMENDED
SPEEDS. Vehicle should never exceed 10 mph (16 kph) while
towing a load on a level grass surface. Vehicle speed should
never exceed 5 mph (8 kph) when towing loads in rough terrain,
while cornering, or while ascending or descending a hill.
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OPERATION
Driving Safely
Driving on Slippery Surfaces
Whenever driving on slippery or loose surfaces such as wet trails,
gravel, snow or ice, follow these precautions:
1. Slow down before driving onto slippery surfaces.
2. Use extra caution.
3. Be alert. Watch the trail. Avoid quick, sharp turns.
NOTE:
To correct a rear wheel skid, turn the handlebars in the same
direction as the skid and shift body weight forward.
WARNING
Failure to exercise care when operating on slippery surfaces can
result in loss of tire traction and cause loss of control, accident,
and serious injury or death.
Never apply the brakes during a skid. Do not operate on
excessively slippery surfaces. Always reduce speed and use
additional caution.
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Driving Safely
OPERATION
Driving Uphill
Whenever traveling uphill, follow these
precautions:
1. Drive straight uphill.
2. Avoid steep hills (25_ maximum).
3. Avoid hills with excessively
slippery or loose surfaces.
4. Keep your feet on the
footrests.
5. Shift your weight uphill.
6. Drive at a steady rate of
speed to avoid stalling.
7. Be alert. Be prepared to
take emergency action.
This may include
dismounting quickly.
8. Never go over the top of a hill at high speed.
< 25_
If all forward speed is lost:
1. Keep your weight uphill.
NOTE:
If the vehicle begins rolling downhill, never apply engine
power. Never apply the rear brakes while rolling backwards.
2. Gradually squeeze the right--hand brake lever to engage the front
brakes. When fully stopped, apply the rear brake as well, then lock
the park brake.
3. Dismount on uphill side, or to either side if ATV is pointed straight
uphill. Turn the ATV around and remount, following the procedure
described on page 58.
WARNING
Braking and handling are greatly affected when operating in hilly
terrain. Improper procedure could cause loss of control or
overturn and result in serious injury or death.
Avoid climbing steep hills (25_ maximum).
Use extreme caution when operating on hills, and follow proper
operating procedures outlined in the owner’s manual.
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OPERATION
Driving Safely
Driving Downhill
Whenever descending a hill, follow these precautions:
1. Drive straight downhill.
2. Shift your weight rearward.
3. Slow down.
4. Never go down a hill at high speed.
5. Squeeze the (left--hand) rear brake lever slightly to aid in slowing.
Do not apply the front brakes.
6. Avoid hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
7. Avoid going down a hill at an angle, which can cause the vehicle to
pitch sharply to one side.
NOTE:
Familiarize yourself with operation of the rear foot brake.
WARNING
Excessive speed can cause loss of control and lead to serious
injury or death. Always operate slowly when traveling downhill.
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Driving Safely
OPERATION
Sidehilling
WARNING
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills can result in loss of
control or vehicle overturn, resulting in severe injury or death.
Avoid crossing the side of a hill when possible. Follow proper
procedures as outlined in the owner’s manual.
Avoid crossing the side of a hill (sidehilling) if possible. If sidehilling
is necessary, follow these precautions:
1. Avoid hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
2. Avoid crossing the sides of steep hills.
3. Slow down.
4. Shift your weight uphill.
5. Keep your feet on the footrests.
6. Steer slightly into the hill.
NOTE:
If the vehicle begins to tip, quickly turn the front wheels
downhill (if possible) or dismount on the UPHILL side
immediately!
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OPERATION
Driving Safely
Turning Around on a Hill
WARNING
Improper hill climbing procedures could cause loss of control or
overturn and result in serious injury or death.
Avoid climbing steep hills (25_ maximum).
Use extreme caution when operating on hills, and follow proper
operating procedures outlined in the owner’s manual.
If the vehicle stalls while climbing a hill, never back down the hill!
Use the K-turn to turn around.
8 ft. (2.4 m)
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Driving Safely
OPERATION
K-Turn/Turning Around on a Hill
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Squeeze the front (right) brake lever to stop the vehicle.
Keep your weight uphill.
Lock the parking brake.
Leave the transmission in forward gear and shut off the engine.
Dismount on the uphill side of the vehicle, or on either side if the
vehicle is pointing straight uphill.
Staying uphill of the vehicle, turn the handlebars full left.
While holding the brake lever, release the parking brake lock and
slowly allow the vehicle to roll around to your right until it’s
pointing across the hill or slightly downward.
Squeeze and hold the left brake lever.
Remount the vehicle from the uphill side. Keep your weight uphill.
With the transmission still in forward, start the engine.
Release the brake and drive slowly downhill. Control speed with
the rear brake until the vehicle is on level ground.
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OPERATION
Driving Safely
Driving Through Water
Follow these procedures when operating through water:
1. Check water depths
and current before
crossing.
2. Avoid operating in
water deeper than the
bottom of the
footrests (A). If it’s
unavoidable, travel
slowly, balance your
weight carefully and
avoid sudden movements.
A
Maintain a slow and
steady forward motion.
Do not make sudden turns, stops or throttle changes.
3. Choose a crossing where both banks have gradual inclines.
4. Drive slowly. Avoid rocks and obstacles.
5. Wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability. Always test your
brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them lightly several
times to allow friction to dry out the pads.
After running the vehicle in water, it’s critical to have it serviced as
outlined in the maintenance chart. See page 65. The following areas
need special attention: engine oil, transmission oil, rear gearcase and
all grease fittings.
CAUTION
Major engine damage can result if the vehicle is not thoroughly
inspected after operation in water. Perform the services outlined
in the maintenance chart. If your vehicle becomes immersed or
is operated in water that exceeds the footrest level, take it to your
dealer for service before starting the engine.
If your vehicle becomes immersed, and it’s impossible to take it to a
dealer before starting it, follow the steps described on page 79. Have
the vehicle serviced by your dealer at the first opportunity.
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Driving Safely
OPERATION
Driving Over Obstacles
1.
2.
3.
4.
Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area.
Be alert. Watch the terrain. Use extra caution.
Never operate over large obstacles.
Avoid hazards such as logs, rocks and low branches.
WARNING
Severe injury or death can result if your vehicle comes in contact
with a hidden obstacle. Not all obstacles are immediately visible.
Travel with caution in unfamiliar terrain.
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OPERATION
Driving Safely
Driving in Reverse
Follow these precautions
when operating in reverse:
1. Avoid backing
downhill.
2. Always check for
obstacles or people
behind the vehicle
before backing.
3. Drive slowly.
4. Apply the brakes lightly
for stopping.
5. Avoid turning at sharp
angles.
6. Never apply the throttle suddenly.
WARNING
Failure to use caution when operating in reverse can result in
serious injury or death. Before shifting into reverse, always come
to a complete stop and check for obstacles or people behind the
vehicle. When it’s safe to proceed, back slowly. Avoid backing on
inclines. Avoid turning at sharp angles.
Do not use the override switch unless additional power is required
for vehicle movement. Use with caution.
NOTE:
The override switch should be used with caution as rearward
vehicle speed is greatly increased. Do not operate at wide
open throttle. Open the throttle just enough to maintain a
desired speed.
CAUTION
Excessive throttle operation while in the speed limit mode may
cause fuel to build in the exhaust, resulting in engine popping
and/or engine damage.
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Driving Safely
OPERATION
Parking on an Incline
Avoid parking on an incline. If it’s unavoidable, follow these
precautions:
1. Turn the engine off.
1. Place the transmission in gear and lock the parking brake.
2. Always block the rear wheels on the downhill side.
3. Turn the fuel valve off.
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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS
Noise Emission Control System
Do not modify the engine, intake or exhaust components, as doing so
may affect compliance with U.S.A. EPA noise control requirements (40
CFR 205) and local noise level requirements.
Operation on Public Lands in the U.S.A.
Your Polaris vehicle has a spark arrestor that was tested and qualified
to be in accordance with the USDA Forest Service Standard 5100-1C.
Federal law requires that this spark arrestor be installed and functional
when the vehicle is operated on public lands.
Operation of off-road vehicles on public lands in the U.S.A. is
regulated by 43 CFR 8343. Violations are subject to monetary
penalties. Federal regulations can be viewed online at
www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/.
Crankcase Emission Control System
This engine is equipped with a closed crankcase system. Blow-by
gases are forced back to the combustion chamber by the intake system.
All exhaust gases exit through the exhaust system.
Exhaust Emission Control System
The emissions from the exhaust of this vehicle are controlled by engine
design, including factory-set fuel delivery and ignition. The engine
and related components must be maintained at Polaris specifications to
achieve optimal performance.
Engine idle speed is the only
adjustment Polaris recommends that
the operator perform. Any other
adjustments should be performed by
an authorized Polaris dealer.
The emissions label is located on the
clutch cover or engine case near the
clutch box.
NOTE:
The installation of devices that effectively increase exhaust
emissions beyond their legal limits will void all manufacturer
warranties and may violate laws governing the registration
and operation of this vehicle.
Electromagnetic Interference
This spark ignition system complies with Canadian ICES-002.
This vehicle complies with European directives 97/24/EC and
89/336/EEC.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Chart
Careful periodic maintenance will help keep your vehicle in the safest,
most reliable condition. Inspection, adjustment and lubrication of
important components are explained in the periodic maintenance chart.
Inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust and replace parts as necessary. When
inspection reveals the need for replacement parts, use genuine Polaris
parts available from your Polaris dealer.
Record maintenance and service in the Maintenance Log beginning on
page 111.
NOTE:
Service and adjustments are important for proper vehicle
operation. If you’re not familiar with safe service and
adjustment procedures, have a qualified dealer perform
these operations.
Maintenance intervals in the following charts are based upon average
riding conditions and an average vehicle speed of approximately 10
miles per hour. Vehicles subjected to severe use must be inspected and
serviced more frequently.
Severe Use Definition
S Frequent immersion in mud, water or sand
S Racing or race-style high RPM use
S Prolonged low speed, heavy load operation
S Extended idle
S Short trip cold weather operation
Maintenance Chart Key
"
E
J
Perform these procedures more frequently for vehicles subjected to
severe use.
Emission-related service (Failure to conduct this maintenance will
not void the emissions warranty but may affect emissions.)
Have an authorized Polaris dealer perform these services.
WARNING
Improperly performing the procedures marked with a J could
result in component failure and lead to serious injury or death.
Have an authorized Polaris dealer perform these services.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Chart
Perform all services at whichever maintenance interval is reached first.
Item
Maintenance Interval
(whichever comes first)
Hours Calendar
Miles
(Km)
J Steering
--
Pre-Ride
--
" Front suspension
--
Pre-Ride
--
" Rear suspension
--
Pre-Ride
--
Tires
Remarks
Make adjustments
j
as needed See Pre
ed.
Pre-Ride
Ride Checklist
on page 47.
--
Pre-Ride
--
" Brake fluid level
--
Pre-Ride
--
" Brake lever travel
--
Pre-Ride
--
Brake system
--
Pre-Ride
--
Wheels/fasteners
--
Pre-Ride
--
Frame fasteners
--
Pre-Ride
--
" Engine oil level
--
Pre-Ride
--
" Air filter, pre-filter
--
Daily
--
Inspect; clean often; replace
as needed
" Air box sediment
--
Daily
--
Drain deposits when visible
Coolant
(if applicable)
--
Daily
--
Check level daily, change
coolant every 2 years
Headlamp/tail
lamp
--
Daily
--
Check operation; apply
dielectric grease if replacing
--
Weekly
--
Inspect; replace as needed
--
Weekly
--
Drain water as needed,
check often if operating in
wet conditions
10 H
Monthly
100 (160)
Inspect periodically
E
tube
" Air filter,
E main element
Recoil housing
(if equipped)
" Brake pad wear
J
20 H
Monthly
200 (320)
Check terminals; clean; test
" Front gearcase oil
Battery
25 H
Monthly
250 (400)
Inspect level; change yearly
" Rear gearcase oil
25 H
Monthly
250 (400)
Inspect level; change yearly
" Transmission oil
25 H
Monthly
250 (400)
Inspect level; change yearly
" Engine breather
25 H
Monthly
250 (400)
Inspect; clean if needed
(if equipped)
(if equipped)
E filter (if equipped)
Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use.
E Emission-Related Service
J Have an authorized Polaris dealer perform these services.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Chart
Item
" General
Maintenance Interval
Remarks
(whichever comes first)
Hours Calendar
Miles
(Km)
50 H
3M
500 (800)
Lubricate all fittings, pivots,
cables, etc.
50 H
6M
500 (800)
Drain bowl periodically and
prior to storage
J Throttle Cable/
50 H
6M
500 (800)
Inspect; adjust; lubricate;
replace if necessary
J Choke cable
50 H
6M
500 (800)
Inspect; adjust; lubricate;
replace if necessary
50 H
6M
500 (800)
Inspect ducts for proper
sealing/air leaks
Drive belt
50 H
6M
500 (800)
Inspect; adjust; replace as
needed
Cooling system
(if applicable)
50 H
6M
1000 (1600)
Inspect coolant strength
seasonally; pressure test
system yearly
" Engine oil change
100 H
6M
1000 (1600)
Perform a break-in oil
change at one month
" Oil filter change
100 H
6M
1000 (1600)
Replace with oil change
J Valve clearance
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600)
Inspect; adjust
J Fuel system/filter
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600)
" Radiator
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600)
Check for leaks at tank cap,
lines, fuel valve, filter, pump,
carburetor; replace lines
every two years
Inspect; clean external
surfaces
" Cooling hoses
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600)
Inspect for leaks
" Engine mounts
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600)
Inspect
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600)
Inspect
J Spark plug
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600)
Inspect; replace as needed
J Ignition Timing
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600)
Inspect
lubrication
Carburetor float
bowl
E ETC Switch
E
E Carburetor air
intake ducts/
flange
E
E
(if applicable)
(if applicable)
Exhaust muffler/
pipe
E
Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use.
E Emission-Related Service
J Have an authorized Polaris dealer perform these services.
"
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Chart
Item
Maintenance Interval
(whichever comes first)
Hours Calendar
Miles
(Km)
Remarks
" Wiring
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600)
J Clutches (drive
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600)
J Front wheel
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600)
Inspect; replace as needed
J Brake fluid
200 H
24 M
2000 (3200)
Change every two years
300 H
36 M
3000 (4800)
Clean out
and driven)
bearings
Spark arrestor
Inspect for wear, routing,
security; apply dielectric
grease to connectors
subjected to water, mud, etc.
Inspect; clean; replace worn
parts
Idle speed
--
Adjust as needed
J Toe adjustment
--
Inspect periodically; adjust
when parts are replaced
--
Adjust as needed
Headlight aim
Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use.
E Emission-Related Service
J Have an authorized Polaris dealer perform these services.
"
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication Guide
Check and lubricate all components at the intervals outlined in the
Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 65. Items not listed in
the chart should be lubricated at the General Lubrication interval.
Item
Lube
Method
Engine Oil
PS-4 0W50
See page 70.
Brakes
DOT 3 fluid only
See page 39.
Transmission
Premium AGL Synthetic
Gearcase Lube
See page 74.
Rear Gearcase
Premium ATV Angle Drive
Fluid
See page 75.
(1) Front A-Arms
FGrease
Inspect; tighten fasteners;
grease (also after washing
ATV or driving in water)
(1)
(1)
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Engine Oil
Always check and change the engine oil at the intervals outlined in the
Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 65. Always change the
oil filter whenever changing oil.
Performance Synthetic 4-Stroke (PS-4) Oil
Polaris recommends the use of Performance Synthetic 4-Stroke (PS-4)
0W50 oil for this engine. PS-4 is a fully synthetic, high performance,
multi-viscosity oil designed to provide the ultimate in lubrication
performance and protection. See page 103 for the part numbers of
Polaris products.
Oil may need to be changed more frequently if Polaris oil is not used.
Always use 0W50 oil. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations
for ambient temperature operation.
CAUTION
Mixing brands or using a non-recommended oil may cause
serious engine damage. Always use the recommended oil.
Never substitute or mix oil brands.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Engine Oil Check
Maintain the oil level at the center of the sight glass. Do not overfill.
1. Position the vehicle on a level
B
surface.
2. View the oil level through the
sight glass (A) on the right
side of the vehicle.
NOTE:
A rising oil level between
checks in cool weather
driving can indicate
contaminants such as
gas or moisture
collecting in the
crankcase. If the oil
level rises to the top of
the sight glass, change
the oil immediately.
A
3. Remove the fill plug (B) and add the recommended oil as needed.
4. Reinstall the fill plug.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Oil and Filter Change
CAUTION
If the ATV is left without oil in the system for extended periods,
the oil pump may lose its prime, which could result in engine
damage. Always replace the oil and filter within a few hours of
draining the oil. Do not allow the vehicle to be without oil
overnight.
1. Obtain the correct oil filter and an adequate supply of oil so the oil
and filter change can be completed without interruption.
2. Position the vehicle on a level surface.
3. Clean the area around the drain plug on the bottom of the engine
crankcase.
4. Run the engine for two to three minutes until warm. Stop the
engine.
CAUTION
Hot oil can cause serious burns to skin. Do not allow hot oil to
come into contact with skin.
5. Place a drain pan beneath the engine crankcase and remove the
drain plug. Allow the oil to drain completely.
6. Install a new sealing washer on the drain plug.
NOTE:
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The sealing surfaces on the drain plug and crankcase should
be clean and free of burrs, nicks or scratches.
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Oil and Filter Change
7. Reinstall the drain plug.
Torque to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
8. Place shop towels beneath
the oil filter. Using an oil
filter wrench, turn the filter
counterclockwise to remove.
9. Using a clean, dry cloth,
clean the filter sealing
surface on the crankcase.
10. Lubricate the gasket on the
new filter with a film of
engine oil. Check to make
sure the gasket is in good
condition.
11. Install the new filter and
turn by hand until the filter gasket contacts the sealing surface,
then turn and additional 1/2 turn.
12. Remove the oil fill plug and add the recommended oil. Refer to
the specifications section beginning on page 100 for capacities. Do
not overfill.
13. Reinstall the fill plug.
14. Start the engine and let it idle for one to two minutes.
15. Stop the engine and inspect for leaks.
16. Check the oil level and add oil as necessary to maintain the level at
the center of the sight glass.
17. Dispose of used filter and oil properly.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Gearcase Specification Chart
Gearcase
Lubricant
Capacity
Drain/Check
Plug Torque
Fill Plug
Torque
Transmission
Premium AGL Synthetic
Gearcase Lubricant
18.6 oz.
(550 ml)
18 ft. lbs.
(24 Nm)
N/A
Rear
Gearcase
Premium ATV Angle
Drive Fluid
4 oz.
(120 ml)
18 ft. lbs.
(24 Nm)
25 ft. lbs.
(34 Nm)
Transmission Oil
Always check and change the transmission oil at the intervals outlined
in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 65. Maintain the
oil level between 1/4 and 3/4 on the sight glass. We recommend the
use of Premium AGL Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant. Refer to the
gearcase specifications chart on page 74. See page 103 for the part
numbers of Polaris products.
Oil Check
1. Position the vehicle
on a level surface.
2. View the oil level
through the sight
glass (A).
3. Remove the fill
plug (B) and add the
recommended oil as
needed.
4. Reinstall the fill plug.
B
A
Oil Change
The transmission drain plug is located on the bottom of the vehicle
near the center.
1. Remove the fill plug.
2. Remove the transmission drain plug. Drain the oil into an
appropriate container. Discard used oil properly.
3. Clean and reinstall the drain plug. Torque to specification.
4. Add the recommended fluid.
5. Reinstall the fill plug.
6. Check for leaks.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Rear Gearcase Oil
Always check and change the rear gearcase oil at the intervals outlined
in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 65. Maintain the
oil level at the bottom of the check plug hole. We recommend the use
of Polaris Premium ATV Angle Drive Fluid. Refer to the gearcase
specifications chart on page 74. See page 103 for the part numbers of
Polaris products.
Oil Check
1. Position the vehicle on a level
surface.
2. Remove the check plug (A)
and view the oil level.
3. Remove the fill plug (B). Add
the recommended oil as needed.
4. Reinstall the fill plug. Torque
to specification.
5. Reinstall the check plug.
Torque to specification.
6. Check for leaks.
B
A
Oil Change
1. Remove the skid plate.
2. Remove the drain plug. Drain the oil into an appropriate container.
Discard used oil properly.
3. Clean and reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer.
Torque to specification.
4. Remove the fill plug and add the recommended gearcase oil.
5. Reinstall the fill plug. Torque to specification.
6. Check for leaks.
7. Reinstall the skid plate.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lights
WARNING
Poor lighting while driving can result in severe injury or death.
Headlight and taillight lenses become dirty during normal
operation. Wash the headlights frequently to maintain lighting
quality.
Hot components can cause serious burns to skin. Do not service
the headlamps until they’ve cooled sufficiently.
Headlight Lamp Replacement
To access the assembly from the front, remove the front cover and
unplug the wiring harness. Remove the headlight assembly from the
vehicle.
To access the headlight assembly without removing the front cover,
reach up under the front cab.
1. Remove the rubber
cover (A) from the back
of the headlight.
2. Rotate the socket (B)
counterclockwise and
pull it away from the
headlight assembly.
3. Remove the headlamp.
4. Install the new headlamp.
5. Reinstall all components.
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A
B
Lights
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Taillight/Brakelight Lamp Replacement
If the taillight/brakelight does not work the lamp may need to be
replaced.
1. Remove the taillight lens
cover mounting screws (A).
B
A
2. Remove the lens
cover and set aside
for reassembly.
3. Remove the lamp (B).
4. Apply dielectric grease to the socket and install a new lamp.
5. Test the taillight/brakelight for proper operation.
6. Reinstall the lens cover.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Spark Plugs
Refer to the specifications section beginning on page 100 for spark plug
and gap specifications.
CAUTION
Using non-recommended spark plugs can result in serious engine
damage. Always use Polaris-recommended spark plugs.
Spark plug condition is indicative of engine operation. The spark plug
firing end condition should be read after the engine has been warmed
up and the vehicle has been driven at higher speeds. Immediately
check the spark plug for correct color.
WARNING
A hot exhaust system and engine can cause serious burns. Wear
protective gloves when removing a spark plug for inspection.
1. Normal
The normal insulator tip is gray, tan or light brown. There will be few
combustion deposits. The electrodes are not burned or eroded. This
indicates the proper type and heat range for the engine and the service.
NOTE:
The tip should not be white. A white insulator tip indicates
overheating, caused by use of an improper spark plug or
incorrect carburetion adjustments.
2. Wet Fouled
The wet fouled insulator tip is black. A damp oil film covers the firing
end. There may be a carbon layer over the entire nose. Generally, the
electrodes are not worn. General causes of fouling are excessive oil,
use of non-recommended injection oil, improper use of the choke, or
incorrect carburetion adjustments.
Spark Plug Removal and Replacement
1. Remove the spark plug cap (A).
2. Using the special
wrench provided in the
tool pouch, rotate the
spark plug
counterclockwise to
remove.
3. Reverse the procedure
for spark plug installation.
Torque to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
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A
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Vehicle Immersion
CAUTION
If your vehicle becomes immersed, major engine damage can
result if the machine is not thoroughly inspected. Take the
vehicle to your dealer before starting the engine.
If it’s impossible to take your ATV to a dealer before starting it, follow
the steps outlined below.
1. Move the ATV to dry land or at the
very least, to water below the footrests.
2. Check the airbox for any water and
dry it if water is present.
3. Turn the fuel valve off.
4. Remove the spark plug.
5. Loosen the carburetor drain
screw (A).
6. Turn the engine over several times
using the electric start.
7. Dry the spark plug and reinstall, or
replace it with a new plug.
8. Tighten the carburetor drain screw.
A
9. Turn the fuel valve on.
10. Attempt to start the engine. If necessary,
repeat the drying procedure.
11. Take the ATV to your dealer for service as soon as possible,
whether you succeed in starting it or not.
NOTE:
If water has been ingested into the transmission, follow the
procedure on page 81 for drying the CVT.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Spark Arrestor Clean-Out
WARNING
Do not perform clean-out immediately after the engine has been
run, as the exhaust system becomes very hot. Serious burns could
result from contact with the exhaust components.
Wear eye protection and gloves.
Never run the engine in an enclosed area. Exhaust contains
poisonous carbon monoxide gas.
Failure to heed these warnings could result in serious injury or
death.
Periodically clean the spark arrestor to
remove accumulated carbon.
1. Remove the three screws (A) and
remove the arrestor from the end of
the muffler.
2. Use a non-synthetic brush to clean
the arrestor screen. A synthetic
brush may melt if components are
warm. If necessary, blow debris
from the screen with compressed air.
3. Inspect the screen for wear and
damage. Replace if necessary.
4. Remove and inspect the gasket.
A
Replace if worn or damaged.
5. Reinstall the gasket and arrestor.
6. Torque screws to 50 in. lbs. (5.6 Nm).
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Constant Variable Transmission (CVT) System
WARNING
Failure to comply with the instructions in this warning can result in
severe injury or death.
Do not modify any component of the CVT system. Doing so may
reduce its strength so that a failure may occur at a high speed.
The CVT system has been precision balanced. Any modification
will cause the system to be out of balance, creating vibration and
additional loads on components.
The CVT system rotates at high speeds, creating large amounts
of force on clutch components. Extensive engineering and
testing has been conducted to ensure the safety of this product.
However, as the owner, you have the following responsibilities to
make sure this system remains safe:
Always follow all recommended maintenance procedures. See
your dealer as outlined in the owner’s manual.
This CVT system is intended for use on Polaris products only. Do
not install it in any other product.
Always make sure the CVT housing is securely in place during
operation.
CVT Drying
There may be some instances when water is accidently ingested into
the CVT system. Use the following instructions to dry it out before
operating. The drain plug is located on the bottom of the CVT cover.
1. Remove the drain plug. Allow the water to drain. Reinstall the
drain plug.
2. Place the transmission in neutral.
3. Start the engine. Apply varying throttle for 10-15 seconds to expel
the moisture and air-dry the belt and clutches. Do not hold the
throttle wide open for more than 10 seconds.
4. Allow the engine RPM to settle to idle speed.
5. Test for belt slippage. If the belt slips, repeat the process.
6. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service as soon as possible.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Battery
WARNING
Improperly connecting or disconnecting battery cables can result
in an explosion and cause serious injury or death. When
removing the battery, always disconnect the negative (black)
cable first. When reinstalling the battery, always connect the
negative (black) cable last.
Battery Removal
1. Remove the seat.
2. Disconnect the battery
hold-down strap.
3. Disconnect the black
(negative) battery cable
first.
4. Disconnect the red
(positive) battery cable
next.
5. Lift the battery out of
the battery
compartment.
Battery Installation
When installing a new battery, make sure it’s fully charged prior to its
initial use. Using a new battery that has not been fully charged can
damage the battery and result in a shorter life. It can also hinder
vehicle performance. Follow the battery charging instructions on page
83 before installing the battery.
1. Ensure that the battery is fully charged.
2. Set the battery in the battery holder.
3. Connect and tighten the red (positive) cable first.
4. Connect and tighten the black (negative) cable last.
5. Attach the hold-down strap.
6. Verify that cables are properly routed.
7. Reinstall the seat.
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Battery
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Battery Storage
Whenever the vehicle is not used for a period of three months or more,
remove the battery from the vehicle, ensure that it’s fully charged, and
store it out of the sun in a cool, dry place. Check battery voltage each
month during storage and recharge as needed to maintain a full charge.
NOTE:
Battery charge can be maintained by using a Polaris Battery
Tendert charger (PN 2871076) or by charging about once a
month to make up for normal self-discharge. Battery
Tendert can be left connected during the storage period,
and will automatically charge the battery if the voltage drops
below a pre-determined point.
Battery Charging
The following battery charging instructions apply only to the
installation of a sealed battery. Read all instructions before proceeding
with the installation of this battery.
The sealed battery is already filled with electrolyte and has been sealed
and fully charged at the factory. Never pry the sealing strip off or add
any other fluid to this battery.
The single most important thing about maintaining a sealed battery is
to keep it fully charged. Since the battery is sealed and the sealing strip
cannot be removed, you must use a voltmeter or multimeter to measure
DC voltage.
For a refresh charge, follow all instructions carefully.
1. Check the battery voltage with a voltmeter or multimeter. A fully
charged battery will register 12.8 V or higher.
2. If the voltage is less than 12.8 volts, recharge the battery at 1.2
amps or less until the battery voltage is 12.8 or greater.
NOTE:
When using an automatic charger, refer to the charger
manufacturer’s instructions for recharging. When using a
constant current charger, use the following guidelines for
recharging.
WARNING
An overheated battery may explode, causing severe injury or
death. Always watch charging times carefully. Stop charging if the
battery becomes very warm to the touch. Allow it to cool before
resuming charging.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Battery
Battery Charging
NOTE:
Always verify battery condition before and 1-2 hours after the
end of charging.
State of
Charge
Voltage
100%
12.8-13.0 volts
None, check at
3 mos. from date of
manufacture
None required
75%-100%
12.5-12.8 volts
May need slight
charge, if no
charge given,
check in 3 months
3-6 hours
50%-75%
12.0-12.5 volts
Needs charge
5-11 hours
25%-50%
11.5-12.0 volts
Needs charge
At least 13 hours,
verify state of charge
0%-25%
11.5 volts or less
Needs charge with
desulfating charger
At least 20 hours
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Action
Charge Time*
(Using constant current
charger @ standard amps
specified on top of battery)
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Brakes (Front)
The front brakes are hydraulic disc brakes. These brakes are
self-adjusting.
The following checks are recommended to keep the hydraulic brake
system in good operating condition. Check more often if brakes are
used heavily under normal operation.
WARNING
Never store or use a partial bottle of brake fluid. Brake fluid is
hygroscopic, meaning it rapidly absorbs moisture from the air.
The moisture causes the boiling temperature of the brake fluid to
drop, which can lead to early brake fade and the possibility of
accident or severe injury. After opening a bottle of brake fluid,
always discard any unused portion.
WARNING
An over-full master cylinder may cause brake drag or brake
lock-up, which could result in serious injury or death. Maintain
brake fluid at the recommended level. Do not overfill.
1. Always keep brake fluid at an adequate level (see page 39).
NOTE:
Under normal operation, the diaphragm extends into the
reservoir as fluid level drops. If the fluid level is low and the
diaphragm is not extended, a leak is likely and the diaphragm
should be replaced. Always fill the reservoir as needed
whenever the cover is loosened or removed to ensure proper
diaphragm operation. Use Polaris DOT 3 brake fluid. Do not
overfill.
2. Check the brake system for fluid leaks.
3. Check the brakes for excessive travel or
spongy feel.
4. Check the friction pads for wear,
damage and looseness.
5. Check the security and surface
condition of the disc.
NOTE:
Change the brake pads when
they’re worn to 3/64″ (.1 cm).
3/64″ (.1 cm)
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Brakes (Rear)
Periodically measure the freeplay of the rear brakes. To adjust rear
brake freeplay, turn the adjuster nuts (A) at the rear brake drum.
A
.40″-.80″
(10-20 mm)
Brake Lever Travel (Rear)
Service the brakes when
brake lever travel reaches
2 1/2″ (65 mm). Always
service the brakes when there
is no longer sufficient stopping
ability at the specified lever
travel setting.
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2 1/2″
(65 mm)
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
WARNING
Severe injury or death can result from improper toe alignment and
adjustment. Do not attempt to adjust tie rod alignment. All tie rod
adjustments should be performed by an authorized Polaris dealer.
Toe Alignment
Use the following procedure to check the toe alignment of the vehicle.
The recommended toe alignment is 1/8″ - 1/4″ (3-6 mm) toe out.
1. Set the handlebars in a
straight-ahead position.
NOTE:
The steering frog can be
used as an indicator of
whether the handlebars
are straight. The frog
should always point
straight back from the
steering post.
B
2. Place stands (A) in front of
the vehicle, perpendicular to
the rear tires. See
illustration.
C
3. Tie an elastic string around
the stands, making sure the
string just touches the side
surface of the rear tires on
each side of the vehicle and
goes around the stands in
front of the vehicle (B).
A
4. Measure the distance from
the string to the rim at the
front and rear of the front
rim (C). Rear measurement should be 1/16″ - 1/8″ (2-3 mm) more
than the front measurement.
NOTE:
If you discover improper alignment, see your Polaris dealer
for service.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Steering Assembly
The steering assembly of the ATV should be checked periodically for
loose nuts and bolts. If loose nuts and bolts are found, see your Polaris
dealer for service before operating the vehicle.
Camber and Caster
The camber and caster are non-adjustable.
Rear Spring
The rear shock absorber spring is
adjusted by rotating the adjuster (A)
either clockwise or counterclockwise
to increase or decrease spring tension.
NOTE:
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Accessory springs are
available through your Polaris
dealer.
A
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
WARNING
Improper adjustment of the handlebars or incorrect torquing of
the adjuster block tightening bolts can cause limited steering or
loosening of the handlebars, resulting in loss of control and
possible serious personal injury or death. Follow the adjustment
procedures exactly, or see your Polaris dealer for service.
Handlebars
The handlebars can be adjusted for
rider preference.
1. Remove the handlebar cover.
2. Loosen (do not remove) the
four handlebar bolts.
3. Adjust the handlebar to the
desired height. Be sure the
handlebars do not contact the gas
tank or any other part of the
machine when turned fully to the
left or right.
4. Torque the front two bolts (A) to
10-12 ft. lbs. (14-17 Nm), then
torque the rear two bolts (B). A
gap of up to 1/8” (3 mm) will
remain at the rear bolts.
B
A
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Carburetor
IMPORTANT: Your Polaris ATV is calibrated at the factory for
optimal performance at altitudes ranging from zero to 6,000 feet (1800
m) and temperatures of +40 degrees F. (4 degrees C.) or higher. Above
6000 feet (1800 m) the engine air/fuel mixture becomes overly rich and
the engine loses approximately 3% of its power for each 1000-foot
(304.8 m) increase in elevation. Although this power cannot be
regained, adjustments to the carburetor and drive system can be made
to allow more efficient operation. Optional jets, available from your
Polaris dealer, are required for operation above 6,000 feet and
temperatures below +40 degrees F. (4 degrees C.)
NOTE:
Continuous operation of the engine without proper jetting
when required can cause poor performance, overheating or
engine damage. See your Polaris dealer for more information
about jetting the ATV for conditions in your area.
If the engine idle speed is not satisfactory, and all other conditions are
favorable, the carburetor can be adjusted.
1. Start the engine.
2. Lock the parking brake.
3. Allow the engine to run for approximately five minutes.
4. Adjust the carburetor idle screw either in or out until the desired
idle RPM is reached. Turning the screw in (clockwise) will raise
RPM. Turning the screw out (counterclockwise) will lower RPM.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Throttle Cable Freeplay
The throttle cable adjuster is located at the right handlebar.
1. Slide the boots (A) off the inline cable adjuster sleeve (B). Loosen
the adjuster locknut (C).
2. Turn the adjuster until 1/16″ to 1/8″ freeplay is achieved at the
thumb lever.
NOTE:
While adjusting freeplay, be sure to flip the throttle lever back
and forth several times.
3. Tighten the locknut and slide the boots over the cable adjuster until
they touch at the midpoint of the adjuster.
A
B
A
C
Side Panel Removal
1. Remove the seat.
2. Remove the six
fasteners (A)
securing the side
panel to the
vehicle.
3. Pull the side panel
away from the
vehicle.
A
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
WARNING
Operating your ATV with worn tires, improperly inflated tires,
non-standard tires or improperly installed tires will affect vehicle
handling and could cause an accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
Maintain proper tire pressure as described on the decal on your
ATV and in the specifications section of the owner’s manual
beginning on page 100.
Always use original equipment size and type when replacing tires.
Make sure the wheels are installed properly.
Always replace tires when the tread depth measures 1/8″ (.3 cm)
or less.
Wheel Removal
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Stop the engine.
Remove the key from the ignition.
Lock the parking brake.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Elevate the side of the vehicle by placing a suitable stand under the
footrest frame.
6. Remove the wheel nuts and remove the wheel.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
WARNING
Improperly installed wheels can adversely affect tire wear and
vehicle handling, which can result in serious injury or death.
Always ensure that all nuts are torqued to specification. Do not
service axle nuts that have a cotter pin installed. See your
Polaris dealer.
Wheel Installation
1. Position the vehicle on a level
surface.
2. Lock the parking brake.
3. Place the wheel on the wheel
hub with the valve stem toward
the outside and rotation arrows
on the tire pointing toward
forward rotation.
4. Install the wheel nuts and finger
tighten.
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
6. Torque the wheel nuts to specification.
Wheel Nut Torque Specifications
Check the wheel nut torques occasionally and when they’ve been
loosened for maintenance service.
Location
Specification
Front Wheel Nuts
27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm)
Rear Wheel Nuts
27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm)
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Front Wheel Hub Tightening
Front wheel bearing tightness and spindle nut retention are critical
component operations. All service must be performed by your
authorized Polaris dealer.
Tire Tread Depth
Always replace tires when tread
depth is worn to 1/8″ (3 mm) or less.
See illustration.
1/8I (3 mm)
WARNING
Operating the vehicle with worn tires will
increase the possibility of skidding,
which could lead to loss of control and
serious injury or death. Always replace
tires when the tread depth measures
1/8″ (3 mm) or less.
WARNING
Use of non-standard size or type of tires or improper tire inflation
may adversely affect vehicle maneuverability and cause loss of
control resulting in serious injury or death. Maintain proper tire
pressure as outlined in this owner’s manual. When replacing a
tire always use original equipment size and type.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Air Filter Service
1. Remove the seat.
2. Release the clips and remove the air
box cover (A).
3. Loosen the clamp and remove the
filter.
4. Remove the pre-filter (B) from the
main filter (C). Wash the pre-filter
in soapy water, then rinse and let
dry.
5. Reinstall the pre-filter over the
main filter. (Replace the main filter
if needed.)
6. Reinstall the filter into the air box
and tighten the clamp. Do not over
tighten the clamp, as filter damage
could occur.
A
B
C
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Cleaning and Storage
See page 103 for the part numbers of Polaris products.
Cleaning the ATV
Keeping your ATV clean will not only improve its appearance but it
can also extend the life of various components. With a few
precautions, your ATV can be cleaned much like an automobile.
Washing the ATV
The best and safest way to clean your ATV is with a garden hose and a
pail of mild soap and water. Use a professional type washing mitten,
cleaning the upper body first and the lower parts last. Rinse with water
frequently and dry with a chamois to prevent water spots.
NOTE:
If warning and safety labels are damaged, contact your
Polaris dealer for free replacement.
Polaris does not recommend the use of a high pressure type car wash
system for washing the ATV. If a high pressure system is used,
exercise extreme care to avoid water damage to the wheel bearings,
transmission seals, body panels, brakes and warning labels.
NOTE:
Grease all zerk fittings immediately after washing, and allow
the vehicle to run for a while to evaporate any water that may
have entered the engine or exhaust system.
Waxing the ATV
Your ATV can be waxed with any non-abrasive automotive paste wax.
Avoid the use of harsh cleaners since they can scratch the body finish.
CAUTION
Certain products, including insect repellants and chemicals, will
damage plastic surfaces. Use caution when using these products
near plastic surfaces.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Cleaning and Storage
Storage Tips
See page 103 for the part numbers of Polaris products.
CAUTION
Starting the engine during the storage period will disturb the
protective film created by fogging and damage could occur. Never
start the engine during the storage period.
Exterior
Make necessary repairs and then clean the ATV thoroughly with mild
soap and warm water to remove all dirt and grime. Don’t use harsh
detergents or high pressure washers. Some detergents deteriorate rubber
parts. Use dish soap type cleaners only. High pressure washers may
force water past seals.
Fuel Stabilizer
Polaris Carbon Clean is a fuel stabilizer and fuel system dryer. It
cleans the fuel system, the combustion chamber and the exhaust ports.
It also prevents bacterial growth and promotes better starting after the
storage period.
1. Fill the fuel tank with fuel and add Polaris Carbon Clean or Fuel
Stabilizer. Follow the instructions on the container for the
recommended amounts.
2. Start the engine and allow it to run for 15-20 minutes so the stabilizer
can disperse through the fuel in the tank and carburetor.
3. Stop the engine.
4. Turn the fuel valve off.
5. Drain the carburetor bowl.
Oil and Filter
Warm the engine and change the oil and filter.
Air Filter / Air Box
Inspect and clean or replace the pre-cleaner and air filter. Clean the air
box and drain the sediment tube.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Cleaning and Storage
Storage Tips
See page 103 for the part numbers of Polaris products.
Fluid Levels
Inspect fluid levels and change fluids if necessary.
S Transmission
S Brake Fluid
Engine Fogging
Use Polaris Engine Fogging Oil. Follow label directions carefully.
CAUTION
Starting the engine during the storage period will disturb the
protective oil film, which can lead to engine damage. Never start
the engine during the storage period.
Lubricate
Inspect all cables and lubricate with Polaris Cable Lubricant. Follow
lubrication guidelines in the maintenance section of the service or
owner’s manual to completely grease and lubricate the entire vehicle
with Polaris Premium All Season Grease.
Storage Area/Covers
1. Make sure tire pressure is at specification.
2. Using suitable supports under the frame, raise the vehicle slightly
so that the tires are not touching the ground.
3. Be sure the storage area is well ventilated.
4. Cover the machine with an appropriate cover. Do not use plastic or
coated materials, as they do not allow proper ventilation to prevent
condensation, corrosion and oxidation.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Cleaning and Storage
Transporting an ATV
Follow these procedures when
transporting an ATV.
1. Turn off the engine and
remove the key to prevent
loss during transporting.
2. Turn the fuel valve off.
3. Be sure the fuel cap, oil cap
and seat are installed
correctly and securely.
4. Always tie the frame of the
ATV to the transporting unit
securely using suitable
straps or rope. The rack,
bumper or handlebars do not
offer enough support for
tie-down while transporting
the unit.
5. Place the transmission in
gear and lock the parking
brake.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Capacities
Gross Vehicle Weight
Dry Weight
Fuel Capacity
Engine Oil Capacity
Transmission Oil
Rear Gearcase Oil
Front Rack
Rear Rack
Tongue Weight
Tow Capacity
Turn Radius
Ground Clearance
Length
Width
Height
Seat Height
Wheel Base
Engine Model Number / Type
Lubrication
Bore x Stroke
Displacement
Compression Ratio
Engine Cooling
Alternator Output (watts)
Carburetion
Main Jet
Pilot Jet
Jet Needle
Air Screw
Ignition
Timing
Spark Plug Type / Gap
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765 lbs. (348 kg)
425 lbs. (193 kg)
2.75 gal. (10.4 l)
41 oz. (1200 ml)
18.6 oz. (550 ml)
4 oz. (120 ml)
45 lbs. (20 kg)
70 lbs. (32 kg)
30 lbs. (13.6 kg)(Rear rack weight and tongue
weight not to exceed 30 lbs./13.6 kg)
300 lbs. (136 kg)
65 in. (165 cm) unloaded
5.7 in. (14.5 cm)
70 in. (178 cm)
42 in. (106.7 cm)
42 in. (106.7 cm)
32 in. (81.3 cm)
45 in. (114.3 cm)
Engine & Cooling
4 Cycle, Single Cylinder
Wet Sump
65 x 59
196 cc
9.2:1 Full Stroke
Air cooled
210w @5000 rpm
1 / 22 mm (VM Type)
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35
2MKNN-4 clip
1 Turn Out
DC CDI
32° ± 2° @ 3000 RPM
NGK CR6HSA / 0.6-0.7 mm
SPECIFICATIONS
Drive System Type
Shift Type
Front Drive (ratio)
Front Tires
Rear Tires
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Shock Adjustment
Front Brake
Rear Brake
Foot Brake
Park Brake
Headlight
Taillight
Brake Light
Battery
DC Plug-In (Rear)
Electric Start
Windshield
Neutral Indicator
Reverse Indicator
Tool Kit
Drive System
Constant Variable Transmission (CVT)
Side Lever F/N/R
N/A
21 x 7-10 (4 psi)
21 x 10-10 (3 psi)
Suspension and Brakes
Dual A-Arm w/7 in. (17.8 cm) travel
Mono-Shock Swing Arm w/6.5 in. (16.5 cm)
travel
CAM
Hydraulic Disc
Mechanical Drum
Mechanical Drum, Rear Brake
Mechanical, Rear
Features
Front Bumper, Hi/Lo 35W Halogen
12V 5W
12V 21W
12V 12 AH
Accessory
Standard
Accessory
Standard
Standard
Standard
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SPECIFICATIONS
Jetting Chart
ALTITUDE
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
Meters (Feet)
Below 40° F
(Below 5° C)
+40°F and above
(+5°C and above)
0-1800 (0-6000)
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108
1800-3700 (6000-12000)*
92.5
90
*Change to a #40 pilot jet if operating the ATV at these higher elevations.
Clutching Chart
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Altitude
Meters (Feet)
Roller Weight
Grams Each
0-1800 (0-6000)
6 @ 14.5 grams
1800-3700 (6000-12000)
6 @ 11 grams
POLARIS PRODUCTS
Part No.
Description
2870791
2874865
2874866
Engine Lubricant
Fogging Oil (12 oz. Aerosol)
Performance Synthetic 4-Stroke (PS-4) 0W 50 Oil (qt.)
Performance Synthetic 4-Stroke (PS-4) 0W 50 Oil (gal.)
2873602
2873603
2871653
2872276
2870465
Gearcase / Transmission Lubricants
Premium AGL Synthetic Gearcase Lube (qt.)
Premium AGL Synthetic Gearcase Lube (gal.)
Premium ATV Angle Drive Fluid (8 oz.)
Premium ATV Angle Drive Fluid (2.5 gal.)
Pump for Gallon Jug
2871322
2871423
2871460
2871515
2871551
2871312
2871329
Grease / Specialized Lubricants
Premium All Season Grease (3 oz. cartridge)
Premium All Season Grease (14 oz. cartridge)
Starter Drive Grease
Premium U-Joint Lube (3 oz.)
Premium U-Joint Lube (14 oz.)
Grease Gun Kit
Dielectric Grease (Nyogelt)
2872889
2871326
2870652
2870990
2872893
2871956
Additives / Miscellaneous
Brake and Clutch Cleaner
Carbon Clean Plus (12 oz.)
Fuel Stabilizer (16 oz.)
DOT3 Brake Fluid
Engine Degreaser
LOCTITE 565 Thread Sealant
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Contact your Polaris dealer for service if you’re unable to identify
solutions using the following charts.
Engine Doesn’t Turn Over
Possible Cause
Solution
Tripped circuit breaker
Reset the breaker
Low battery voltage
Recharge battery to 12.8 VDC
Loose battery connections
Check all connections and tighten
Loose solenoid connections
Check all connections and tighten
Engine Turns Over, Fails to Start
Possible Cause
Solution
Out of fuel
Turn fuel valve to reserve, refuel
Clogged fuel valve or filter
Inspect and clean or replace
Water is present in fuel
Drain the fuel system and refuel
Fuel valve is turned off
Turn the fuel valve on
Old or non-recommended fuel
Replace with new fuel
Fouled or defective spark plug(s)
Inspect plug(s), replace if necessary
No spark to spark plug
Inspect plug(s), verify stop switch is on
Crankcase filled with water or fuel
Immediately see your Polaris dealer
Overuse of choke
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs
Clogged fuel filter
Replace the filter
Low battery voltage
Recharge battery to 12.8 VDC
Mechanical failure
See your Polaris dealer
Engine Pings or Knocks
Possible Cause
Solution
Poor quality or low octane fuel
Replace with recommended fuel
Incorrect ignition timing
See your Polaris dealer
Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range
Set gap to specs or replace plugs
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Engine Backfires
TROUBLESHOOTING
Possible Cause
Solution
Weak spark from spark plugs
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs
Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range
Set gap to specs or replace plugs
Old or non-recommended fuel
Replace with new fuel
Incorrectly installed spark plug wires
See your Polaris dealer
Incorrect ignition timing
See your Polaris dealer
Mechanical failure
See your Polaris dealer
Engine Runs Irregularly, Stalls or Misfires
Possible Weak Spark Cause
Solution
Fouled or defective spark plugs
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs
Worn or defective spark plug wires
See your Polaris dealer
Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range
Set gap to specs or replace plugs
Loose ignition connections
Check all connections and tighten
Water present in fuel
Replace with new fuel
Low battery voltage
Recharge battery to 12.8 VDC
Kinked or plugged fuel vent line
Inspect and replace
Incorrect fuel
Replace with recommended fuel
Clogged air filter
Inspect and clean or replace
Electronic Throttle Control malfunction
See your Polaris dealer
Other mechanical failure
See your Polaris dealer
Possible Lean Fuel Mixture Cause
Solution
Low or contaminated fuel
Add or change fuel, clean the fuel system
Low octane fuel
Replace with recommended fuel
Clogged fuel filter
Replace filter
Incorrect jetting
See your Polaris dealer
Possible Rich Fuel Mixture Cause
Solution
Overuse of choke
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs
Fuel is very high octane
Replace with lower octane fuel
Incorrect jetting
See your Polaris dealer
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine Stops or Loses Power
Possible Cause
Solution
Out of fuel
Turn fuel valve to reserve, refuel
Kinked or plugged fuel vent line
Inspect and replace
Water present in fuel
Replace with new fuel
Overuse of choke
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs
Fouled or defective spark plugs
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs
Worn or defective spark plug wires
See your Polaris dealer
Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range
Set gap to specs or replace plugs
Loose ignition connections
Check all connections and tighten
Low battery voltage
Recharge battery to 12.8 VDC
Incorrect fuel
Replace with recommended fuel
Clogged air filter
Inspect and clean or replace
Reverse speed limiter malfunction
See your Polaris dealer
Electronic throttle control malfunction
See your Polaris dealer
Other mechanical failure
See your Polaris dealer
Overheated engine
Clean radiator screen and core if equipped
Clean engine exterior
See your Polaris dealer
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LIMITED WARRANTY
WARRANTY
Polaris Sales Inc., 2100 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340, gives a SIX MONTH LIMITED
WARRANTY on all components of the Polaris All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) against defects
in material or workmanship. Polaris also gives a one year limited warranty on the final drive
chain for failure due to defects. This warranty covers the parts and labor charges for repair
or replacement of defective parts which are covered by this warranty. This warranty begins
on the date of purchase. This warranty is transferrable to another consumer during the warranty period through a Polaris dealer.
REGISTRATION
At the time of sale, the Warranty Registration Form must be completed by your dealer and
submitted to Polaris within ten days. Upon receipt of this registration, Polaris will record
the registration for warranty. No verification of registration will be sent to the purchaser as
the copy of the Warranty Registration Form will be the warranty entitlement. If you have
not signed the original registration and received the “customer copy”, please contact your
dealer immediately. NO WARRANTY COVERAGE WILL BE ALLOWED UNLESS
YOUR ATV IS REGISTERED WITH POLARIS.
Initial dealer preparation and set-up of your ATV is very important in ensuring trouble-free
operation. Purchasing a machine in the crate or without proper dealer set-up will void your
warranty coverage.
WARRANTY COVERAGE AND EXCLUSIONS:
LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
The Polaris limited warranty excludes any failures that are not caused by a defect in material
or workmanship. This warranty does not cover accidental damage, normal wear and tear,
abuse or improper handling. This warranty also does not cover any ATV that has been altered structurally, modified, neglected, improperly maintained, used for racing, or used for
purposes other than for which it was manufactured, or for any damages which occur during
trailer transit or as a result of unauthorized service or the use of unauthorized parts. In addition, this warranty does not cover physical damage to paint or finish, stress cracks, tearing
or puncturing of upholstery material, corrosion, or defects in parts, components or the ATV
due to fire, explosions or any other cause beyond Polaris’ control.
This warranty does not cover the use of unauthorized lubricants, chemicals, or fuels that are
not compatible with the ATV. The exclusive remedy for breach of this warranty shall be, at
Polaris’ exclusive option, repair or replacement of any defective materials, or components
or products. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY
REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY.
POLARIS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY DESCRIPTION, WHETHER
ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE. Some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or implied warranties,
so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you if inconsistent with controlling
state law.
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WARRANTY
WARRANTY COVERAGE AND EXCLUSIONS:
LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE) ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE ABOVE SIX MONTH WARRANTY PERIOD. POLARIS FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOT
STATED IN THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you if inconsistent with controlling state law.
HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
If your ATV requires warranty service, you must take it to a Polaris dealer authorized to repair Polaris ATVs. When requesting warranty service you must present your copy of the
Warranty Registration form to the dealer. (THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION TO AND
FROM THE DEALER IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY). Polaris suggests that you use your
original selling dealer; however, you may use any Polaris Servicing Dealer to perform warranty service.
Please work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues. Should your dealer require any
additional assistance they will contact the appropriate personnel at Polaris.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
If any of the above terms are void because of state or federal law, all other warranty terms
will remain in effect.
Engine Oil
1. Mixing oil brands or using non-recommended oil may cause engine damage. We recommend the use of Polaris engine oil.
2. Damage resulting from the use of non-recommended lubricants may not be covered by
warranty.
SPARK ARRESTOR
Polaris warrants that the spark arrestor in this vehicle will meet the efficiency requirements
of 43 CFR 8340.1(c) for at least 1000 hours when subjected to normal use and when maintenance and installation are in accordance with Polaris recommendations.
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Exported Vehicles
WARRANTY
EXCEPT WHERE SPECIFICALLY REQUIRED BY LAW, THERE IS NO WARRANTY OR SERVICE BULLETIN COVERAGE ON THIS VEHICLE IF IT IS SOLD
OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY OF THE SELLING DEALER’S AUTHORIZED LOCATION.
This policy does not apply to vehicles that have received authorization for export from
Polaris Industries. Dealers may not give authorization for export. You should consult an
authorized dealer to determine this vehicle’s warranty or service bulletin coverage if you
have any questions.
This policy does not apply to vehicles registered to government officials or military personnel on assignment outside the country of the selling dealer’s authorized location.
This policy does not apply to Safety Recalls.
How to Get Service
In the Country where your vehicle was purchased:
Warranty or Service Bulletin repairs must be done by an authorized Polaris dealer. If you
move or are traveling within the country where your vehicle was purchased, Warranty or
Service Bulletin repairs may be requested from any authorized Polaris dealer who sells
the same line as your vehicle.
Outside the Country where your vehicle was purchased:
If you are traveling temporarily outside the country where your vehicle was purchased,
you should take your vehicle to an authorized Polaris dealer. You must show the dealer
photo identification from the country of the selling dealer’s authorized location as proof
of residence. Upon residence verification, the servicing dealer will be authorized to perform the warranty repair.
If You Move:
If you move to another country, be sure to contact Polaris Customer Assistance and the
customs department of the destination country before you move. Vehicles importation
rules vary considerably from country to country. You may be required to present documentation of your move to Polaris Industries in order to continue your warranty coverage. You may also be required to obtain documentation from Polaris Industries in order
to register your vehicle in your new country.
How to Get Service
If Purchased From A Private Party:
If you purchase a Polaris product from a private citizen outside of the country in which
the vehicle was originally purchased, all warranty coverage will be denied.
Notice
If your vehicle is registered outside of the country where it was purchased, and you have
not followed the procedure set out above, your vehicle will no longer be eligible for warranty or service bulletin coverage of any kind. (Vehicles registered to Government officials or military personnel on assignment outside of the country where the vehicle was
purchased will continue to be covered by the basic warranty.)
For questions call Polaris Customer Assistance:
United States: 1-763-417-8650
Canada: 1-204-925-7100
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WARRANTY
U.S.A. EPA Emissions Limited Warranty
This All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) or Off Road Utility Vehicle (ORUV) emissions limited
warranty is in addition to the Polaris standard limited warranty for this vehicle.
Polaris warrants that this vehicle is; (1) designed, built, and equipped to conform at the
time of initial sale with the requirements of 40 CFR 1051 and, (2) free from defects in
materials and workmanship that may keep it from meeting these requirements.
The emissions warranty period for this vehicle begins on the date the vehicle is delivered
to the original retail purchaser and ends 30 months (2.5 years) after that date, or after
5000 km (3100 miles), whichever comes first.
This emission-related warranty covers components whose failure would increase an engine’s emissions, including electronic controls, fuel injection, exhaust-gas recirculation,
aftertreatment, or any other system utilized in this vehicle to control emissions. Replacing or repairing other components not covered by this emissions warranty or the standard
warranty is the responsibility of the owner; including the parts, labor and other costs
associated with recommended maintenance.
The exclusive remedy for breach of this limited warranty shall be, at the exclusive option
of Polaris, repair or replacement of any defective materials, components or products.
THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY
REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY.
POLARIS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY DESCRIPTION,WHETHER
ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD
DESCRIBED HEREIN. POLARIS DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES
NOT STATED IN THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply if it is inconsistent
with the controlling state law.
This limited warranty excludes failures not caused by a defect in material or workmanship. This limited warranty does not cover damage due to accidents, abuse or improper
handling, maintenance or use. This limited warranty also does not cover any engine that
has been structurally altered, or any engine that has been used in racing competition. This
limited warranty also does not cover physical damage, corrosion or defects caused by
fire, explosions or other similar causes beyond the control of Polaris.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you
should contact the Polaris Warranty Department at 1-763-417-8650.
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MAINTENANCE LOG
Use the following chart to record periodic maintenance.
DATE
MILES (KM)
TECHNICIAN
SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS
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MAINTENANCE LOG
DATE
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MILES (KM)
TECHNICIAN
SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS
MAINTENANCE LOG
DATE
MILES (KM)
TECHNICIAN
SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS
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INDEX
A
E
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85-95
Age Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Equipment Modifications . . . . . . . . 11
Exhaust Emission Control System . 64
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-84
Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83-84
Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Battery Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Battery Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Brake, Foot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Brake Lever (Left) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Brake Lever (Right) . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Brake Lever Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-41
Brakes (Front) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Brakes (Rear) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
C
Camber and Caster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Choke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Cleaning and Storage . . . . . . . . . 96-99
Cleaning the ATV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Clutching Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . 48
Constant Variable Transmission . . . 81
Crankcase Emission Control System 64
CVT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
CVT Drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
D
Driving Downhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Driving in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Driving on Slippery Surfaces . . . . . 54
Driving Over Obstacles . . . . . . . . . . 61
Driving Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Driving Safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-63
Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . 60
Driving Uphill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
E
Electrical Switches . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37
Emission Control Systems . . . . . . . 64
Emissions Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Engine Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
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F
Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Foot Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front Wheel Hub Tightening . . . . .
Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
98
41
94
43
35
97
43
43
G
Gear Selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Gearcase Oil, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Gearcase Specification Chart . . . . . . 74
H
Handlebars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Hauling Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53
Headlight Lamp Replacement . . . . . 76
Helmet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
I
Indicator Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
J
Jetting Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
K
K-Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59
Key Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Kick-Start Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
L
Light Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-77
Lubrication Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
M
Main Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Maintenance Log . . . . . . . . . . 111-113
Making Turns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
INDEX
N
S
Noise Emission Control System . . . 64
Start Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49
Steering Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Stop Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Storage Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97-98
O
Oil Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-73
Oil Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Operator Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-29
Override Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
P
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Parking on an Incline . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Periodic Maintenance Chart . . . . 65-68
Polaris Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Pre-Ride Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
R
Rear Gearcase Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Rear Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
S
Safe Riding Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Safety Decals and Locations . . . . 30-33
Safety Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Severe Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Side Panel Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Sidehilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Spark Arrestor Clean-Out . . . . . . . . 80
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-102
T
Taillight/Brakelight
Lamp Replacement . . . . . . . . . 77
Throttle Cable Freeplay . . . . . . . . . . 91
Throttle Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Tire Tread Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Toe Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53
Transmission Gear Selector . . . . . . . 44
Transmission Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Transporting an ATV . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . 104-106
Turning Around on a Hill . . . . . . 58-59
V
Vehicle Identification Numbers . . . . . 5
Vehicle Immersion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
W
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107-110
Washing the ATV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Waxing the ATV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Wheel Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Wheel Nut Torque Specifications . . 93
Wheel Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
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