Polaris trailboss 04 User's Manual

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Copyright 2003 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 U.S.A.
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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.
Polaris Recreational and Utility Vehicles
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Snowmobiles
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
Watercraft
Victory motorcycles
RANGER utility vehicles
Polaris Professional Series Workmobilest
S Utility Task Vehiclest (UTVs)
S Personal Task Vehiclest (PTVs)
S All-Surface Loaders (ASLs)
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 Parts Apparel and Accessories (PAA)
products, available through our online store at www.purepolaris.com.
Have your accessories and clothing delivered right to your door!
Polaris, Polaris The Way Out, and Workmobiles are registered
trademarks of Polaris Industries Inc.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
WELCOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS . . . . . . . . 6
SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
FEATURES AND CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION . . . . . . . . . 64
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
POLARIS PRODUCTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
The vehicle frame vehicle identification number (VIN)(1) and engine
serial number are important for model identification when registering
your vehicle, when obtaining insurance, and when ordering
replacement parts. If your vehicle is stolen, these numbers are essential
to the recovery and identification of your vehicle.
Remove the spare key and store it in a safe place. Your key can be
duplicated only by mating a Polaris key blank with one of your
existing keys. If both keys are lost, the ignition switch must be
replaced. See your Polaris dealer.
NOTE: Record your vehicle’s ID numbers and key number (2) in the
spaces provided.
31XX
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Frame VIN:
Vehicle Model Number:
Engine Serial Number (right front side of engine crankcase):
Key Number:
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
Failure to follow the warnings contained in this manual can result
in severe 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.
Know Your Vehicle
As the operator of the vehicle, you are responsible for your personal
safety, the safety of others, and the protection of our environment.
Read and understand your owner’s manual, which includes valuable
information about all aspects of your vehicle, including safe operating
procedures.
Safety Training
When you purchased your new ATV, your dealer offered a hands-on
safety training course that covers all aspects of vehicle safety. 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 from a party other than a Polaris
dealer, you can request this free safety training from any authorized
Polaris dealer.
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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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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 ATV 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 machine.
CAUTION
A caution indicates a situation that may result in damage to the
machine.
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. Beginners should receive training from a certified instructor.
Contact an authorized Polaris ATV dealer or call Polaris at
1-800-342-3764 to find out about the training courses nearest you.
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.
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.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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.
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.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
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 proper tire pressure.
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 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
certified training course offered by Polaris. Operators should
regularly practice the skills learned in the course and the
operating techniques described in the owner’s manual.
For more information about the training course, contact an
authorized ATV dealer or call Polaris at 1-800-342-3764.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to follow the age recommendations for this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Severe injury and/or death could occur 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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SAFETY
Operator 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.
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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.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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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SAFETY
Operator 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.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the ATV at excessive speeds.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
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.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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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SAFETY
Operator 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.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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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SAFETY
Operator 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
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
Climbing hills improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper hill climbing could cause loss of control or overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
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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SAFETY
Operator 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
57.
Always check the terrain carefully before you descending a hill.
Shift your weight backward.
Never travel down a hill at high speed.
Avoid traveling down a hill at an angle, which would cause the
vehicle to lean sharply to one side. Travel straight down the
hill when possible.
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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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SAFETY
Operator 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.
Apply the single lever brake gradually.
When fully stopped, apply the auxiliary rear brake as well, then
lock the parking brake.
If the ATV begins rolling backwards:
Keep weight uphill.
Never apply engine power.
Never apply the auxiliary rear brake while rolling backwards.
Apply the single-lever brake gradually.
When fully stopped, apply the auxiliary 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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SAFETY
Operator 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 59), 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.
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 check for obstacles or
people behind the ATV. When it’s safe to proceed, back
slowly.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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.
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 page 50.
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. If you’re
confident that the ice is thick enough and sound enough to
support the machine and its operator, as well as the force
created by a moving vehicle, exercise extreme caution.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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
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.
WARNING
25°
operate this vehicle on HILLS steeper than 25 degrees
.
To prevent flipover on hilly terrain, when going up or down, use throttle
and brakes gradually.
DREVERSE operation can be dangerous, even at low speeds. Steering becomes difficult. To prevent flipover, avoid sudden braking or sharp turns.
DUse OVERRIDE for reverse speed limiter with caution. To prevent loss
of control, never activate override button with open throttle.
DPARKING BRAKE may relax when used for more than 5 minutes. When
parking on grades, leave shift in forward.
DNever
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WARNING
WARNING
S
S
Moving parts hazard under belt-clutch guard. To
prevent serious injury, do not operate vehicle
with guard removed.
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.
NO STEP
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7077920
SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
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 75 lbs. (34 kg) Rear 125 lbs. (57 kg)
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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:
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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.
7078253
Under Seat
Chain Freeplay Is Important.
Adjust Freeplay to 3/16″ - 3/8″
DO NOT Overtension.
See Owner’s Manual.
Torque Nut on Eccentric Bolts:
To 30 Ft. Lbs. (For models
without a hitch).
To 40 Ft. Lbs. (For models with
a hitch).
7078572
MANUFACTURED
BY: POLARIS IND. INC.
DATE:
OVERRIDE
SWITCH
VIN:
THIS VEHICLE IS AN ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE AND IS NOT
INTENDED FOR USE ON PUBLIC ROADS.
Reverse Speed is
limited.
CE VÉHICULE EST UN VÉHICULE TOUT TERRAIN QUI NiEST
PAS DESTINÉ À ÊTRE UTILISÉ SUR LES CHEMINS PUBLICS.
Reverse override is
controlled by the
override switch.
See your Owner’s
Manual.
7171492
Canadian Certification Decal
34
7079906
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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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Electrical Switches
3
2
1
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.
Override Switch (1) (Reverse Speed Limiter) OFF RUN
OFF
This vehicle is equipped with a reverse speed
limiter system. To gain additional power while
backing, depress the override switch.
3
Main Switch (2) - To start the engine, slide the
stop switch to the center RUN position and turn the
main key switch clockwise past the ON position. Release the key when
the engine starts. NOTE: Turning off the main switch will shut off all
electrical power to the vehicle, including the lights.
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.
Engine Stop Switch (3) - 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, slide the stop switch either right or left to the OFF
position. NOTE: Turning off the engine stop switch will shut off all
electrical power to the vehicle, including the lights.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
WARNING
Do not start or operate an ATV with sticking or improperly
operating throttle controls, which could cause an accident and
lead to severe injury or death.
Always contact your dealer for service repairs 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.
Throttle Lever
Engine speed and vehicle
movement are controlled by
pressing the throttle lever. The
throttle lever (1) is spring loaded.
Engine speed returns to idle when
1
the lever is released.
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
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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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
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.
Light Switches
The light switch is located on the
left handlebar (1). It’s used to turn
the lights on and off and to switch
the lights from HI to LO on models
equipped with HI-LO beams.
NOTE: The lights won’t work
unless the key is in the ON position
and the shut-off switch is in the
RUN position.
1
Indicator Lights
With the engine running, verify the function of all indicator lights each
time the ATV is used.
NOTE: The taillight is on whenever the main switch (key) is on.
Turn the key off to prevent battery drain.
1
3
2
1. Transmission Neutral Indicator
2. Transmission Reverse Indicator
3. High Temp Warning
This light will display if the engine overheats.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Brakes
Check the brake fluid level in the
master cylinder before each use of the
ATV. The master cylinder (1) is
located on the left handlebar.
The fluid level can be seen through an
indicator window (2) on the top of the
master cylinder. This “eye” will
appear dark when the fluid level is
full. When fluid needs to be added,
the eye will be clear.
1
2
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.
NOTE: When checking the fluid level, the ATV must be on level
ground with the handlebars straight. If the fluid level is low add DOT 3
brake fluid only. DO NOT OVERFILL. See page 108 for the part
numbers of Polaris products.
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.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Brake Lever
2
1
The front and rear brakes are applied by
squeezing the brake lever (1) toward the
handlebar. The front and rear brakes are
hydraulically activated disc type brakes
that are activated by only one lever.
Always test 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.
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.
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 and release the brake lever two or three times, then
squeeze and hold.
2. Push the park brake lock (2) forward to engage the brake. Release
the brake lever.
3. To release the parking brake lock, squeeze and release the brake
lever. It will return to its unlocked position.
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 Always block the wheels on the downhill side of the ATV if leaving
it parked on a hill. Another option is to park the ATV in a sidehill
position.
S Never depend on the parking brake alone if the ATV is parked on a
hill. Always block the wheels to prevent rolling.
40
Auxiliary Brake
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
WARNING
Aggressively applying the rear brake when backing downhill may
cause rear tipover, which could result in serious injury or death.
Use caution when applying the auxiliary brake. Do not
aggressively apply the auxiliary brake when going forward. The
rear wheels may skid and slide sideways, causing loss of control
and serious injury or death.
The auxiliary brake (1), is
located on the inside of the right
floor board and is operated by
the right foot. The auxiliary
brake serves as a backup to the
1
main brake system if the main
system becomes inoperative.
If the rear wheels slide while
using the auxiliary brake, reduce
brake pedal pressure to brake the
rear wheels without skidding.
Check the brake fluid level frequently for the auxiliary brake system.
The reservoir is located under the seat or near the foot brake. Maintain
the fluid level between the maximum and minimum marks.
41
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Choke
The choke assists in starting a cold engine. Refer to the engine starting
procedure on page 48 for correct choke and throttle settings during
starting.
Fuel Valve
The fuel valve (1) is located on the left side of
the vehicle, either below the fender or on the
side panel. It has three positions:
OFF: For vehicle storage and when transporting.
ON: For normal operation.
RES: For reserve supply if main
supply is exhausted.
NOTE: There’s about a 7 to 10 mile
1
(11.2 to 16 km) range on reserve gas.
Always refill the gas tank as soon as
possible after using the reserve supply.
Always return valve to ON position
after refueling.
RES
OFF
ON
2
Fuel Tank
The fuel tank filler cap (2) 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 beginning on page 105
for capacities.
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.
42
Fuel Safety
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
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
S
S
S
S
S
well ventilated area.
Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks in or near the
area where refueling is performed or where gasoline is
stored.
Do not overfill the tank. Do not fill the tank neck.
If gasoline spills on your skin or clothing, immediately wash it
off with soap and water and change clothing.
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.
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.
43
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Automatic Transmission Gear Selector
The transmission gear selector (1)
is located on the right side of the ATV.
F: Forward
N: Neutral
R: Reverse
1
F
N
R
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.
Whenever the ATV is left unattended, always place the transmission in
gear with the parking brake locked.
Maintaining shift linkage adjustment is important to assure proper
transmission function. See your dealer if you experience any shifting
problems.
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Recoil Starter
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
2
1
If the battery has been drained
or damaged and cannot start
the engine, use of the recoil
starter (1) will allow vehicle
operation until repairs can be
made. The recoil starter is
located on the right side of the
machine.
Polaris 4-cycle engines are
equipped with automatic
decompressors. This makes
recoil starting possible by
reducing the amount of
compression during starting. The decompressor senses when the
engine is spinning fast enough to start and restores compression when
running.
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface and lock the parking brake
(see page 40).
2. Shift the transmission into neutral.
3. Make sure the engine stop switch is set to RUN and the main key
switch is in the ON position. NOTE: If the engine is cold, use the
choke as outlined on page 48.
4. Grasp the recoil starter rope handle (2) firmly and pull slowly so
you can feel the engine strokes. NOTE: Every other stroke will
be a “compression stroke” and will make the rope harder to pull.
When a compression stroke is found, continue pulling the rope just
until the engine rolls past the stroke, then stop pulling immediately.
5. Allow the recoil rope to rewind into the recoil assembly, then pull
the rope abruptly and forcefully to start the engine.
6. Repeat steps 4-5 if necessary.
CAUTION
Extending the recoil starter rope until it stops can cause damage
to the recoil assembly. Do not extend the starter rope so far that
it stops.
If the starter rope handle is not seated properly, water may enter
the recoil housing and damage components. Make sure the
handle is fully seated on the recoil housing, especially when
traveling in wet areas.
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OPERATION
Break-In Period
The break-in period for your new Polaris 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.
Use of any oils other than those recommended by Polaris may
cause serious engine damage. We recommend the use of
Polaris Premium 4 Synthetic Oil for your 4-cycle engine.
1. Fill the fuel tank with gasoline.
See page 42.
2. Check the oil level on the
dipstick. See page 75. Add
1
Polaris Premium 4 Synthetic Oil if
necessary to maintain the oil level
in the safe operating range (1).
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.
7. During the break-in period, change both the oil and the filter at 20
hours or 200 miles.
46
Pre-Ride Inspection
OPERATION
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.
Use the following checklist to verify that your vehicle is in proper
working condition before each use.
Item/Inspection Procedure
1. Tires - Check condition and pressures.
2. Fuel and oil tanks - Fill both tanks to their proper levels.
3. All brakes - Check operation, adjustment and fluid level (includes
auxiliary brake).
4. Throttle - Check for free operation and closing.
5. Headlight/Taillight/Brakelight - Check operation of all indicator
lights and switches.
6. Engine stop switch - Check for proper function.
7. Wheels - Check for tightness of wheel nuts and axle nuts; check
that axle nuts are secured by cotter pins.
8. Drive chain - Check condition and slack (refer to drive chain
adjustment section); lubricate when needed.
9. Air cleaner element - Check for dirt; clean or replace.
10. Steering - Check for free operation, noting any unusual looseness
in any area.
11. Loose parts - Visually inspect vehicle for any damaged components
or loose nuts/bolts or fasteners.
12. Riding gear - Wear a helmet, goggles and protective clothing.
47
OPERATION
Starting the Engine
Starting a Cold 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.
CAUTION
Operating the vehicle immediately after starting could cause
engine damage. Allow the engine to warm up for several
minutes before operating the vehicle.
1. Place the transmission in neutral and
lock the parking brake. Make sure
the fuel tank valve is on.
2. Sit on the vehicle and pull the choke knob
out until it stops (1). NOTE: If the knob
doesn’t stay where positioned, increase the
1
tension by rotating the tension adjusting
nut (2) clockwise.
2
NOTE: The variable choke is fully on when the
knob is pulled completely out. The choke is off
when the knob is pushed completely in. The
choke can be adjusted gradually, depending on
how much choke is needed for starting. Be sure the choke is off during
operation, as excess fuel washing into the engine oil will increase wear
on engine components.
3. Move the engine stop switch to RUN.
NOTE: Do not press the throttle while starting the engine.
4. Turn the ignition key past the ON position to engage the starter.
Activate the starter for a maximum of five seconds, releasing the
key when the engine starts. If the engine does not start, release the
key and wait five seconds. Activate the starter for another five
seconds. Repeat this procedure until the engine starts.
5. If the engine slows, position the choke knob half way in to allow
proper engine warm up.
6. Vary the engine RPM slightly with the throttle to aid in warm-up.
When the engine idles smoothly, push the choke all the way in.
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Starting the Engine
OPERATION
Starting a Warm Engine
Warm engines do not normally require the use of the choke. Excessive
use of the choke can cause the spark plug to become wet fouled.
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface with the transmission in
neutral.
2. Lock the parking brake, turn the fuel tank valve to ON, sit on the
vehicle, and turn the engine stop switch to RUN.
3. If the engine has cooled to a point where it does not readily start,
intermittent use of the choke (pulled half way out) may be
necessary.
4. If the engine is over-choked when warm, depress the throttle lever
fully while cranking to aid in starting.
5. Release the throttle lever immediately after the engine starts. If the
engine does not start and all conditions are favorable, change the
spark plug and try again.
49
OPERATION
Hauling Cargo
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.
50
OPERATION
Hauling Cargo
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 DISTANCE 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 LOADS MUST BE CARRIED 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. When cargo loads are carried high on the racks, the weight
of the loads must be reduced to maintain stable operating conditions.
S ALL LOADS MUST BE SECURED 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 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 EXTREME CAUTION MUST BE USED when operating with
loads extending over the rack sides. Stability and maneuverability may be adversely affected, causing the machine 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.
51
OPERATION
Driving Safely
Driving Procedures
1. Sit upright with both feet on the footrests and 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. Release the parking brake.
5. Slowly depress the throttle with your right thumb and begin driving.
Vehicle speed is controlled by the amount of throttle opening.
6. Drive slowly. Practice maneuvering and using the throttle and brakes
on level surfaces.
52
OPERATION
Driving Safely
Making Turns
Your Polaris ATV is equipped with a solid rear axle that drives both
rear wheels equally at all times. This means that the wheel on the
outside of the turn must travel a greater distance than the inside wheel
when turning and the inside tire must slip traction slightly.
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. This technique alters the balance of traction between the
rear wheels, allowing the turn to be made smoothly. The same leaning
technique should be used for turning in reverse.
NOTE: Practice making turns 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
Driving on Slippery Surfaces
Whenever riding on slippery surfaces such as wet trails or loose gravel,
or during freezing weather, follow these precautions:
1. Slow down when entering slippery areas.
2. Maintain a high level of alertness, reading the trail and avoiding
quick, sharp turns which can cause skids.
3. Correct a skid by turning the handlebars in the direction of the skid
and shifting your 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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OPERATION
Driving Safely
Driving Uphill
Whenever traveling uphill, follow
these precautions:
1. Always travel straight uphill.
2. Avoid steep hills (25_ maximum).
3. Keep both feet on the footrests.
4. Transfer your weight forward.
5. Proceed at a steady rate of
speed and throttle opening.
6. Remain alert and be prepared
to take emergency action.
25_ Maximum
This may include quick
dismounting of the vehicle.
If all forward speed is lost:
Keep your weight uphill.
Apply the single lever brake, gradually. When fully stopped, apply the
auxiliary brake as well, then lock the park brake.
If the ATV begins rolling backwards:
Keep your weight uphill. Never apply engine power. Never apply the
auxiliary rear brake while rolling backwards.
Apply the single-lever brake, gradually. When fully stopped, apply the
auxiliary 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 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.
55
OPERATION
Driving Safely
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.
Sidehilling can be a dangerous type of driving and should be avoided if
at all possible. If you do enter into a situation where sidehilling is
necessary, follow these precautions:
1. Slow down.
2. Lean into the hill, transferring your upper body weight toward the hill
while keeping your feet on the footrests.
3. Steer slightly into the hill to maintain vehicle directions.
NOTE: If the vehicle begins to tip, quickly turn the front wheel
downhill, if possible, or dismount on the uphill side immediately!
56
OPERATION
Driving Safely
Driving Downhill
Whenever descending a hill, follow these precautions:
1. Proceed directly downhill.
2. Transfer your weight to the rear of the vehicle.
3. Slow down.
4. Apply the brakes slightly to aid in slowing, using the single brake
lever.
NOTE: Familiarize yourself with operation of the auxiliary rear brake
pedal for additional braking in the event of normal service brake loss.
WARNING
Excessive speed can cause loss of control and lead to serious
injury or death. Always operate slowly when traveling downhill.
57
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 it down the hill!
One maneuver that can be used when it’s necessary to turn around
while climbing a hill is the K-turn:
1. Stop and lock the parking brake while keeping body weight uphill.
2. Leave transmission in forward and shut off the engine.
3. Dismount on the uphill side of the vehicle, or on the left if the
vehicle is pointing straight uphill.
4. Staying uphill of the vehicle, turn the handlebars full left.
5. 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.
6. Lock the parking brake and remount the vehicle from the uphill
side, keeping body weight uphill.
7. Restart the engine with the transmission still in forward.
8. Release the parking brake and proceed slowly, controlling speed
with the brake, until the vehicle is on more level ground.
8’
Uphill
58
OPERATION
Driving Safely
Driving Through Water
Your ATV can operate
through water with a
maximum recommended
depth equal to the bottom of
the footrests (1). Follow
these procedures when
operating through water:
1. Determine water
depths and current
before crossing.
1
2. Choose a crossing where
both banks have gradual inclines.
3. Proceed slowly, avoiding rocks and obstacles if possible.
4. After crossing, dry the brakes by applying light pressure to the
lever until braking action is normal.
After running the vehicle in water, it’s critical to have it serviced as
outlined in the maintenance chart. See page 64. The following areas
need special attention: engine oil, transmission oil, front and rear
gearcases, 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.
NOTE: Avoid operating the vehicle through deep or fast-flowing
water. If you cannot avoid water that exceeds the recommended
maximum depth, go 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.
If your vehicle becomes immersed, and it’s impossible to take it to a
dealer before starting it, follow the steps described on page 93. Have
the vehicle serviced by your dealer at the first opportunity.
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OPERATION
Driving Safely
Driving Over Obstacles
Be alert! Look ahead and learn to read the terrain you’re traveling on.
Be constantly alert for hazards such as logs, rocks and low hanging
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. Always avoid
backing downhill.
2. Back slowly.
3. When in reverse,
apply the brakes
lightly for
stopping.
4. Avoid turning at
sharp angles in
reverse.
5. Never open the
throttle suddenly
while backing.
WARNING
Failure to use caution when operating in reverse can result in
serious injury or death. Before shifting into reverse, always
check for obstacles or people behind the vehicle. When it’s safe
to proceed, back slowly.
Do not use the override switch unless additional power is
required for vehicle movement. Use with caution.
Avoid backing on inclines, and avoid turning at sharp angles.
NOTE: This Polaris ATV is equipped with a reverse speed limiter.
The override button 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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OPERATION
Driving Safely
Parking on an Incline
Avoid parking on an incline if possible. If it’s unavoidable, follow
these precautions:
1. Turn the engine off.
1. Place the transmission in gear.
2. Set the parking brake.
3. Always block the rear wheels on the downhill side. See
illustration.
4. Shut off the fuel supply.
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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 state and local noise level requirements.
Spark Arrestor
Your Polaris vehicle has a spark arrestor that was tested and approved
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.
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.
The system does not allow the blow-by gases to enter the atmosphere.
Exhaust Emission Control System
The emissions from the exhaust of this vehicle are controlled by engine
design, including factory-set carburetion and ignition. The engine and
related components must be maintained at Polaris specifications to
achieve optimal performance.
Adjustment to engine idle is the
1
only adjustment Polaris
recommends that the operator
perform. Any other adjustments
should be performed by an
authorized Polaris dealer.
The emissions label (1) is located
on the recoil cover.
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Accessories
Auxiliary power outlets provide 12V power for operating accessories
such as hand held spot lights. Accessory outlets are available for all
models. Contact your Polaris dealer for more information.
Polaris has a wide range of additional accessories available for your
ATV. See your Polaris dealer.
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
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
schedule.
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, such as operation in
wet or dusty areas, should be inspected and serviced more frequently.
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.
NOTE: Service and adjustments are critical. If you’re not familiar
with safe service and adjustment procedures, have a qualified dealer
perform these operations.
Maintenance Chart Key
Perform these operations more often under severe use, such as in
dirty or wet conditions, to purge water or dirt contamination from
grease fittings and other critical components.
L Emission Control System Service (California - 4-Cycle)
NOTE: Some 4-Cycle models may have an additional Californiaonly emissions warranty.
J Dealer service item.
"
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Periodic Maintenance Schedule
Hours of operation are based on a 10 mph average. If service is due at
20 hours, the equivalent odometer reading would be 200 miles.
Perform all services at whichever reading is reached first.
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.
Item
Hours/
Miles
Brake System
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Inspect
Auxiliary Brake
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Inspect
Tires
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Inspect
Wheels
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Inspect
Frame nuts, bolts,
fasteners
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Inspect
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Inspect; clean
Fuel and oil tanks
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Fill to proper levels
Throttle
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Check operation
Lights
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Check operation
Engine stop switch
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Check operation
Drive chain
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Check condition/slack
Steering
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Check for free operation
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Drain deposits whenever
visible
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Check operation daily; apply Polaris dielectric grease
to connector when replaced
" Air filter,
L Pre-cleaner
" Air box sediment
tube
Headlamp
Frequency Remarks
" More often under severe use, such as dirty or wet conditions
L Emission Control System Service (California)
J Dealer service item
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Periodic Maintenance Schedule
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.
Item
Hours/
Miles
Taillight/brakelight
Pre-Ride Pre-Ride
Check operation daily; apply Polaris dielectric grease
to socket when replaced
" Air filter,
Weekly
Weekly
Inspect; replace as needed
J Brake pad wear
10 hrs.
Monthly
Inspect periodically
" Transmission oil
20 hrs.
Monthly
Inspect monthly; change
annually
20 hrs.
Monthly
Check terminals; clean
20 hrs.
Monthly
Inspect; replace annually
and as needed
25 hrs.
3 months
Inspect (re-torque required
at first service only)
" General lubrication
50 hrs.
3 months
Lubricate all fittings, pivots,
cables, etc.
" Engine oil level/oil
100 hrs./ 6 months
1000 mi.
Check level daily; break-in
service at one month;
change oil more often in
cold weather
" Oil Filter
100 hrs./ 6 months
1000 mi.
Replace with oil change
L Engine breather
100 hrs.
Inspect
L main element
level
Battery
" Engine breather
L filter
Engine cylinder
head and cylinder
base fasteners
change
hose
Frequency Remarks
6 months
" More often under severe use, such as dirty or wet conditions
L Emission Control System Service (California)
J Dealer service item
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Periodic Maintenance Schedule
Item
Hours/
Miles
Frequency Remarks
Carburetor float
bowl
50 hrs.
6 months
Drain bowl periodically and
prior to storage
J Throttle Cable/ETC
50 hrs.
6 months
Inspect; adjust; lubricate;
replace if necessary
L Choke (enricher)
50 hrs.
6 months
Inspect; adjust; lubricate;
replace if necessary
Shift linkage
50 hrs.
6 months
Inspect; adjust
J Drive belt
50 hrs.
6 months
Inspect; replace as needed
" Steering
50 hrs.
6 months
Inspect daily; lubricate
" Front suspension
50 hrs.
6 months
Inspect; lubricate; tighten
fasteners
" Rear suspension
50 hrs.
6 months
Inspect; tighten fasteners
" Drive chain(s)
50 hrs.
6 months
Inspect daily; adjust and lubricate if needed
" Rear axle
50 hrs.
6 months
Inspect bearings; lube
L Spark plug
100 hrs.
12 months
Inspect; replace as needed
J Ignition Timing
100 hrs.
12 months
Inspect; adjust as needed
100 hrs.
12 months
Check for leaks at tank
cap, lines, fuel valve, filter,
pump and carburetor; replace lines every two years
100 hrs.
12 months
Replace annually
Switch
cable
L
J Fuel system
L
J Fuel filter
" More often under severe use, such as dirty or wet conditions
L Emission Control System Service (California)
J Dealer service item
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Periodic Maintenance Schedule
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.
Item
Hours/
Miles
Frequency Remarks
Radiator/Oil Cooler
100 hrs.
12 months
Inspect; clean external surface
Cooling system
hoses
100 hrs.
12 months
Inspect
J Clutches (drive and
100 hrs.
12 months
Inspect; clean
Engine mounts
100 hrs.
12 months
Inspect
100 hrs.
12 months
Inspect; adjust
J Shift selector
200 hrs.
24 months
Change lubricant every two
years
J Brake fluid
200 hrs.
24 months
Change every two years
J Front wheel
300 hrs.
36 months
Inspect; replace as needed
300 hrs.
36 months
Clean out
driven)
J Valve clearance
L
bearings
Spark arrestor
L Idle speed
Recoil housing
J Toe adjustment
Headlight aim
As required Adjust
As required Drain moisture out after riding in water
As required Periodic inspection; adjust
when parts are replaced
As required Adjust as needed
" More often under severe use, such as dirty or wet conditions
L Emission Control System Service (California)
J Dealer service item
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Periodic Maintenance Record
Use the following chart to record periodic maintenance.
Maintenance
Interval
Performed
Servicing Servicing
Date
Dealer
or Person
Remarks
10 hrs.
20 hrs.
50 hrs.
100 hrs.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication Recommendations
NOTE: Hours are based on 10 mph average. If service is due at 20
hours, the equivalent odometer reading would be 200 miles. Perform
all services at whichever reading is reached first.
Lubrication Chart Key
"
More often under severe use, such as wet or dusty conditions
∆
No. 2, such as Conoco Superlube M or Mobilegrease Special
When suspension action becomes stiff, or after washing
L Polaris Premium All Season Grease or grease conforming to NLG
Item
Lube
Method
Frequency
4-Cycle
Engine
Polaris Premium 4
Synthetic 0W40
Add to proper level on dipstick.
Check level daily.
Brakes
DOT 3 fluid only
Maintain level between fill
lines. See page 39.
As required; change
every two years or
200 hours
Drive chain(s)
O-ring chain lube
or SAE 80/90
Lubricate as often as required and before each ride
in wet conditions
As required
Transmission
Polaris Premium
Synthetic Gear
case Lube
See Page 73.
Check every 6
months/1000 miles.
Change annually or
at 100 hours
(1) Ball Joint
"L
Grease
Locate fitting on back side of
struts and grease with
grease gun.
Every 3 months or
50 hours
(2) Swing Arm "L
Bushings
Grease
Locate fittings on swing arm
and grease with grease gun.
Monthly or at 20
hours
(2)
(1)
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication Recommendations
Premium 4 Synthetic Oil
Polaris Premium 4 All Season Synthetic engine oil has been specially
formulated for use in Polaris 4-cycle engines. It’s a fully synthetic,
high performance, multi-viscosity oil designed to provide the ultimate
in lubrication performance and protection. NOTE: See page 108 for the
part numbers of Polaris products.
Premium 4 possesses unsurpassed film strength over the widest
possible temperature range. It resists viscosity and frictional
breakdown in ambient temperatures from -40° F. to 120° F. Its
exceptional frictional properties result in more efficient operation, more
power output and lower fuel consumption.
Although Polaris Premium 4 is the only oil recommended for use in
this engine, use of any API certified “SH” oil is allowable as long as
it’s 0W-40. Oil may need to be changed more frequently if Polaris
Premium 4 is not used. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations
for ambient temperature operation.
CAUTION
Mixing brands or using a non-recommended oil may cause serious
engine damage. We recommend the use of Polaris Premium 4 All
Season synthetic oil or API certified “SH” oil, 0W-40. Never
substitute or mix oil brands.
Oil and Filter Change
The recommended oil change interval is 100 hours, 1000 miles, or
every six months, whichever comes first.
Suggested break-in oil change is at 20 hours, 200 miles, or one month,
whichever comes first. Severe use operation requires more frequent
service. Severe use includes continuous duty in dusty or wet
conditions and cold weather riding. NOTE: Severe use cold weather
riding is all riding below 10° F., and riding between 10° F and 30°F
when most trips are slow speed and less than 5 miles.
Be sure to change the oil filter whenever changing oil.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication Recommendations
Oil and Filter Change
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface.
2. Clean the area around the drain plug.
3. Run the engine for two to three minutes until warm. Stop the
engine.
CAUTION
Contact with hot oil may result in serious burns. Do not allow hot
oil to come into contact with skin.
4. Place a drain pan beneath the engine crankcase and remove the
drain plug.
5. Allow the oil to drain completely.
6. Install a new sealing washer on the drain plug. NOTE: The
sealing surfaces on the drain plug and crankcase should be clean
and free of burrs, nicks or scratches.
7. Reinstall the drain plug and torque to 14 ft. lbs. (19 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 dipstick and fill the sump with 1.7 quarts (1.6 l) of
Polaris Premium 4 synthetic oil.
13. Place the gear selector in neutral and set the parking brake.
14. Start the engine and let it idle for one to two minutes. Stop the
engine and inspect for leaks.
15. Recheck the oil level and add oil as necessary to bring the level to
the upper mark on the dipstick.
16. Dispose of used filter and oil properly.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication Recommendations
Transmission Oil Check
The transmission dipstick (1) is
1
located on the right side of the
machine near the recoil handle.
Check the lubricant level
monthly or every 1000 miles
(1600 km), whichever comes
first. Change the transmission
oil annually. NOTE: We
recommend the use of Polaris
Premium Synthetic Gearcase
Lubricant. See page 108 for the part
numbers of Polaris products.
1. Position the ATV on a level surface. Remove the dipstick and
wipe it clean.
2. Reinstall the dipstick completely, then remove it and check the
level. Add the recommended lubricant to bring the level into the
safe operating range. See Specifications beginning on page 105 for
capacity.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication Recommendations
Transmission Oil Change
1. Place a drain pan beneath the
transmission oil drain plug
A
area.
2. Loosen the jam nut (A).
B
3. Turn the adjuster bolt (B) in to
allow the removal of the drain
plug (C).
4. Remove the drain plug and
wipe the magnetic end clean to
C
remove accumulated metallic
filings.
5. After the oil has drained
completely, install a new
sealing washer and reinstall the drain plug. Torque to 14 ft. lbs.
(19 Nm).
6. Turn the adjuster bolt (B) out until it touches the frame, and then
turn an additional 1/2 turn.
7. Tighten the jam nut securely while holding the adjuster bolt.
8. Add the recommended lubricant through the dipstick hole until the
oil level is between the upper and lower limits. Do not overfill.
9. Check for leaks.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication Recommendations
Engine Oil Check
The oil fill is located on the left side of the vehicle (1).
1. Position the machine on a level surface.
2. Start the engine and let it idle for 20-30 seconds. Stop the engine.
3. Remove the dipstick and wipe it dry with a clean cloth.
4. Screw the dipstick completely in.
5. Remove the dipstick and read the oil level. Maintain the oil level in
the safe operating range (2). Do not overfill.
2
1
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Brakes
The front and rear brakes are hydraulic disc brakes, activated by
moving the single brake lever toward the handlebar. These brakes are
self-adjusting.
The following checks are recommended to keep the 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.
1. Always keep brake fluid at an adequate level (see page 39).
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.
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.
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Adjustments
Brakes
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: Pads should be changed when
worn to 3/64″ (.1 cm), or about the
thickness of a U.S. dime.
3/64″ (.1 cm)
Auxiliary Brake
The auxiliary brake system is intended to be used as a backup for the
main brake system. Should the main system fail, the rear brake can be
activated by depressing the foot pedal on the inside of the right
footrest. The hydraulic auxiliary brake system requires no adjustment.
NOTE: Since this is a rear brake only, it will not be as effective as the
all-wheel single lever system.
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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″ to 1/4″ 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.
2
2. Place stands (1) in front of
the vehicle, perpendicular to
the rear tires. See
illustration.
3. Tie an elastic string around
3
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 (2).
4. Measure the distance from
1
the string to the rim at the
front and rear of the front
rim (3). Rear measurement should be 1/16″ - 1/8″ (.2 to .3 cm)
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
Side Panel Removal
NOTE: Side panel removal may be difficult until the locking tabs and
receivers have been snapped and unsnapped a few times.
1. Remove the seat.
Step 2
2. Grasp the rear of the side panel
near the rear cab. With a quick
and firm motion, pull the panel
forward and outward to
disengage the two rear tabs.
3. Place your hand on top of the
side panel behind the fuel tank.
With a quick and firm motion,
Step 3
push down on the side panel to
disengage the top rear two tabs.
Then pull up on the side panel to
disengage the front upper and
lower tabs.
4. To reinstall the side panel, align
the panel tabs with the slots on
Step 4
the front cab. Push the panel
upward and forward until the
tabs lock. Bend the rear of the
side panel and insert the two
tabs into the rear cab.
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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 (1)
either clockwise or counterclockwise to
increase or decrease spring tension.
NOTE: Accessory springs are available
through your Polaris dealer.
1
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
1
The handlebars can be adjusted for
rider preference.
1. Remove the handlebar cover
and locate the handlebar bolts (1).
2. Loosen the four 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 to 10-12 ft. lbs. (14-17 Nm), then
torque the rear two bolts. A gap of up to 1/8” will remain at the
rear bolts.
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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. Warm up the engine by running the
vehicle for approximately five
minutes.
2. Place the transmission in gear with
the parking brake applied.
1
3. Adjust the carburetor idle screw (1)
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
Throttle cable freeplay is adjusted at the handlebar.
1. Slide the boots (1) off the inline cable adjuster sleeve (2). Loosen
the adjuster locknut (3).
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.
3. Tighten the locknut and slide the boots over the cable adjuster until
they touch at the midpoint of the adjuster.
1
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2
3
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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 your owner’s manual.
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. Stop the engine, place the transmission in gear and lock the
parking brake.
2. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
3. Elevate the side of the vehicle by placing a suitable stand under the
footrest frame.
4. Remove the wheel nuts and remove the wheel.
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Adjustments
Wheel Installation
1. Place the transmission in gear
and lock the parking brake.
2. Place the wheel on the wheel
hub with the valve stem toward
the outside and rotation arrows
on the tire pointing toward
forward rotation.
3. Install the wheel nuts and finger
tighten.
4. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
5. Torque the wheel nuts according to the wheel nut torque
specifications chart.
NOTE: All nuts that have a cotter pin installed must be serviced by an
authorized Polaris dealer.
Wheel Nut Torque Specifications
Check the wheel nut torques occasionally and when they’ve been
loosened for maintenance service.
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Bolt Size
Specification
Front 3/8″
20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm)
Rear 3/8″
20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm)
Rear 1/2″
50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm)
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.
Tires
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 the specifications
section of this manual. When replacing a tire always use original
equipment size and type.
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 cm) or less.
Always replace tires when tread
depth is worn to 1/8″ (.3 cm) or less.
1/8I (.3 cm)
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Rear Drive Chain Slack
CAUTION
Adjusting or operating the ATV with improper rear drive chain
slack can result in severe damage to the transmission and drive
components. Always make sure the slack is within the stated
specifications.
Check the amount of chain slack in three different locations by moving
the vehicle slightly forward to gain slack at the top side of the rear
chain. Measure the chain slack at the tightest of the three positions. At
this point the chain should have 3/16″-3/8″ (.48 cm - .95 cm)
deflection. Use the following procedure if adjustment is required.
1
3/16″-3/8″ (.48 cm - .95 cm)
1. Remove the chain guard if
applicable.
2. Loosen the chain guide.
3. Loosen the two eccentric
locking bolts (1).
1
4. Loosen the caliper mounting
bracket bolts located under
the axle.
5. Insert a pin punch (2) through the sprocket hub and into the
eccentric housing.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Rear Drive Chain Slack
6. Roll the ATV forward or backward
to adjust the chain slack to the
proper tension. See the illustration
for proper splice link clip opening
position (1).
7. Tighten the eccentric locking bolts
to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm) for machines
1
without the hitch and 45 ft. lbs. (61
Nm) for machines with a hitch.
8. Tighten the caliper mount bolts to 10-12 ft. lbs. (14-17 Nm)
9. Remove the pin punch.
10. Roll the ATV forward, checking chain tension in several places
around the chain. NOTE: The chain is adjusted correctly when the
tightest portion of the chain has approximately 3/8” (10mm)
deflection.
11. Position the chain guide to allow 1/8” (3mm) clearance and tighten
the retaining bolt to 5 ft. lbs. (7 Nm).
12. Reinstall the chain guard if applicable.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Drive Chain
Polaris ATV drive chains are equipped with o-ring-sealed, permanently
greased pins and rollers. However, the outer surfaces of the roller must
be lubricated.
Always inspect the drive chain prior to operating the vehicle. Check for
damaged or missing o-rings or damaged rollers. Also check for correct
slack adjustment. Maintain the stone guard to rear sprocket clearance
at 1/8″ (.3 cm).
Regularly lubricate the drive chain with SAE 80-90 lube or an
approved o-ring chain spray lube. See page 108 for the part numbers of
Polaris products.
CAUTION
Washing the drive chain with a high pressure washer or
gasoline can cause damage to the o-rings, causing premature
wear and drive chain failure. Don’t use a high pressure washer
or gasoline to clean the drive chain.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Air Filter
1. Remove the seat, release the clips,
and remove the air box cover.
2. Loosen the clamp and remove the
filter.
3. Remove the fabric type pre-filter
(1) from the main filter (2). Wash
the pre-filter in soapy water, then
rinse and let dry.
4. Reinstall the pre-filter over the
main filter. (Replace the main filter
if needed.)
5. Reinstall the filter into the air box
and tighten the clamp. Do not over
tighten the clamp, as filter damage
could occur.
2
1
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lights
When servicing a halogen lamp, don’t touch the lamp with bare
fingers. Oil from your skin leaves a residue, causing a hot spot that
will shorten the life of the lamp.
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
1. Remove the wire harness connector from the back of the headlight.
2. Grasp the bulb housing and turn it counterclockwise to remove the
bulb.
3. Apply dielectric grease to the light bulb socket before installing a
new bulb. Install the replacement bulb into the headlight housing
and rotate clockwise firmly. NOTE: The bulb must be positioned
so the harness installs into the lamp at the bottom.
4. Reinstall the connector to the back of the headlight..
High Beam Adjustment
The headlight beam can be adjusted vertically.
1. Position the ATV on a level surface with the headlight
approximately 25 ft. (7.6 m) from a flat wall.
2. Measure the distance from the floor to the center of the headlight
and make a mark on the wall at the same height.
3. Start the engine and turn the headlight switch to high beam.
4. Observe the headlight aim on the wall. The most intense part of
the headlight beam should be aimed 2” (5.1 cm) below the mark
placed on the wall. NOTE: Include rider weight on the seat when
measuring.
5. Loosen the pivot bolt and adjust the beam to the desired position.
6. Tighten the bolt and torque to 60 in. lbs.
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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. Remove the
lens cover and gasket and set
aside for reassembly.
2. Remove the lamp (1) and
replace it with a new lamp.
3. Test the taillight/brakelight to
see that it’s working.
1
4. Reinstall the gasket and lens cover.
Indicator Lamp Replacement
1. Remove the instrument panel, if necessary, to access the back of
the indicator panel.
2. Using a small, straight-blade screwdriver, turn the base of the bulb
1/4 turn counterclockwise.
3. Using a needle-nose plier or similar tool, pull the lamp out of the
indicator panel housing.
4. Insert the new bulb and seat it by turning it 1/4 turn clockwise.
5. Reassemble the pod or front cover.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Spark Plugs
CAUTION
Using non-recommended spark plugs can result in serious
engine damage. Always use Polaris-recommended spark plugs.
See Specifications beginning on page 105.
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.
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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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 foot
rests.
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. Turn the engine over several times
using the electric start.
1
6. Loosen the carburetor drain screw (1).
7. Dry the spark plug and reinstall, or
replace it with a new plug.
8. Tighten the carburetor drain screw.
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 PVT, follow the procedure
on page 97 for drying out the PVT.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Spark Arrestor
WARNING
Failure to heed the following warnings while servicing the spark
arrestor could result in serious injury or death.
Do not perform service on the spark arrestor while the system is
hot. Exhaust system temperatures can reach 1000° F. Allow
components to cool sufficiently before proceeding.
Remove any combustible materials from the area. Wear eye
protection and leather work gloves. Do not stand behind or in front
of the vehicle while purging. Never run the engine in an enclosed
area. Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas. Never go
under the vehicle while it’s inclined.
1. Remove the arrestor clean-out
plug (1) from the bottom of the
muffler.
2. Place the transmission in neutral
and start the engine.
2
3. Purge carbon from the system by
momentarily revving the engine
1
several times.
4. If carbon is expelled, cover or plug the
exhaust outlet (2) and rap on the pipe around
the cleanout plug while revving the engine several more times.
5. If particles are still suspected to be in the muffler, elevate the rear
of the vehicle one foot higher than the front. Set the parking brake
and block the wheels. Make sure the vehicle is in neutral and
repeat steps 3 and 4 until no more particles are expelled when the
engine is revved.
6. Stop the engine and allow the arrestor to cool. Reinstall the
arrestor plug and remove the outlet cover or plug.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Recoil Housing
To prevent possible engine damage,
1
always drain the recoil housing (1)
after operating the ATV in very wet
conditions. This should also be done
before storing the ATV.
Water will enter the recoil housing if
the starter handle is disengaged from
the rope guide when under water.
The drain screw is located at the
bottom of the recoil housing. Use a
wrench to remove the screw. Be sure to reinstall the screw after
draining the housing.
NOTE: Do not open the crankcase drain unless the engine has
ingested water. On 4-cycle engines, some engine oil will be lost if the
crankcase drain is opened.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
PVT System
The basic operation of the Polaris PVT system is dependent on engine
speed and vehicle torque requirements. As engine speed increases, the
force exerted on the movable drive sheave by the flyweights also
increases. This, in turn, increases the amount of “pinch” applied to the
drive belt. Similarly, if the engine speed decreases, the amount of
centrifugal force decreases, reducing the amount of belt “pinch.” This
begins to occur at speeds of less than 5 MPH, due to the system’s
dependence on engine speed.
For example, when operating at a ground speed of 3 MPH, the engine
would be running at only about 1500 RPM, with an engagement speed
of about 1400 RPM. Whenever operating this close to the engagement
point, the engine may be running at a speed too low to provide the
adequate “pinch” needed to prevent incomplete engagement.
Incomplete engagement creates excessive heat that can destroy belts
and clutch covers. In some cases, excessive clutch wear and damage
may result.
If the ATV will be operated for extended periods below 5 MPH, or for
towing loads, we recommend that you install a one tooth smaller
counter shaft sprocket to raise the operating RPM far enough above the
engagement RPM to reduce heat caused by incomplete engagement.
Reducing the temperature inside the clutch cover extends the life of the
PVT components (belt, cover, etc.).
NOTE: Avoid heavy pulling and extended low-speed operation.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
PVT 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 PVT system. Doing so
may reduce its strength so that a failure may occur at a high
speed. The PVT system has been precision balanced. Any
modification will cause the system to be out of balance,
creating vibration and additional loads on components.
The PVT 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 PVT system is intended for use on Polaris products only.
Do not install it in any other product.
Always make sure the PVT housing is securely in place during
operation.
PVT Drying
There may be some instances when water is accidently ingested into
the PVT system. Use the following instructions to dry it out before
operating:
1. Move the ATV to dry land, or to water that is at least three inches
below the footwell. Remove the PVT drain plug and allow the
water to drain. Reinstall the drain plug.
2. Start the engine and shift the transmission into neutral. 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.
3. Allow the engine RPM to settle to idle speed, then shift the
transmission to the lowest available range.
4. Test for belt slippage. If the belt slips, repeat the process.
5. 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.
2.
3.
4.
Disconnect the battery hold-down strap and remove the battery cover.
Disconnect the black (negative) battery cable first.
Disconnect the red (positive) battery cable next.
Lift the battery out of the ATV.
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
99 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. Reinstall the battery cover and attach the hold-down strap.
6. Verify that cables are properly routed.
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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 YUASA activated, sealed battery. Read all
instructions before proceeding with the installation of this battery.
The YUASA activated, 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
100
Action
Charge Time*
(Using constant current
charger @ standard amps
specified on top of battery)
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Cleaning and Storage
See page 108 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 replacements.
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 108 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, turn the fuel valve off, and 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.
Recoil Housing
Remove the recoil housing drain plug and drain any moisture.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Cleaning and Storage
Storage Tips
See page 108 for the part numbers of Polaris products.
Fluid Levels
Inspect the following fluid levels and change if necessary: engine oil;
transmission oil; brake fluid (change every two years or as needed if
fluid looks dark or contaminated).
Engine
1. Remove the spark plug and pour 2-3 tablespoons of Premium 4
Synthetic 0W40 engine oil into the hole. Use a section of clear 1/4”
hose and a small plastic squeeze bottle filled with the pre-measured
amount of oil. NOTE: Do this carefully! If you miss the plug hole,
oil will drain from the spark plug cavity into the hole at the front of
the cylinder head and appear to be an oil leak.
2. Reinstall the spark plug.
3. With the ignition off, turn the engine over several times using the
recoil starter. This will ensure coverage of the piston rings,
cylinder walls and crankshaft bearings.
4. Apply dielectric grease to the inside of the spark plug cap and install
the cap onto the plug.
5. Treat the fuel system with Polaris Carbon Clean.
6. If Polaris fuel system additive is not used, drain all fuel from the
fuel tank, fuel lines, and carburetor. Eliminate any fuel remaining
in the carburetor by running the engine until it stops.
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. Apply Polaris O-Ring Chain
Lube to the drive chain.
Storage Area/Covers
Set the tire pressure and safely support the ATV with the tires 1-2” off
the ground. Be sure the storage area is well ventilated, and cover the
machine with a genuine Polaris ATV cover. NOTE: Do not use plastic
or coated materials. They do not allow enough ventilation to prevent
condensation, and may promote 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. Always place the
transmission in gear and lock
the parking brake.
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2004 Trail Boss
SPECIFICATIONS
Capacities
Gen IV
845 lbs. (383 kg)
3.25 gal. (12.35 l)
11.3 oz. (335 ml)
1.9 qts. (1.8 l)(incl. oil cooler )
1.7 qts. (1.6 l)(oil change only)
Front Rack
75 lbs. (34.1 kg)
Rear Rack
125 lbs. (56.7 kg)
Tongue Weight
85 lbs. (38.6 kg)
Hitch Towing Rating
850 lbs.(386 kg)
Unbraked Trailer Towing Capacity* 1263 lbs. (573 kg)
Turn Radius
75 in. (190.5 cm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in. (14 cm)
Height
46 in. (116.8 cm)
Length
75 in. (190.5 cm)
Width
46 in. (116.8 cm)
Seat Height
34 in. (86.4 cm)
Dry Weight
505 lbs. (229 kg)
Wheel Base
49.5 in. (125.7 cm)
Engine & Cooling
Engine Model Number / Type
ES-32PFE-102 / 4 Cycle, Single Cylinder
Lubrication
Wet Sump
Bore x Stroke
78.5 x 68
Displacement
329
Compression Ratio
9.2/1
Engine Cooling
Air with fan assisted oil cooler
Alternator Output (watts)
200w @5000 rpm
Carburetion
BST34
Main Jet
122.5
Pilot Jet
42.5
Needle Jet
P-0 (829)
Pilot Air Jet
160
Pilot Screw
2.0+ turns
Jet Needle
4HB48-2
Ignition
DC CDI
Timing
30° ± 2° @ 5000 RPM
Spark Plug Type / Gap
BKR6E / .036 in. (.9 mm)
Body Style
Gross Vehicle Weight
Fuel Capacity
Transmission Oil
Engine Oil Capacity
* Based on EU Directive 76/432/EC
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SPECIFICATIONS
2004 Trail Boss
Drive System Type
Shift Type
Gear Reduction - Reverse
Gear Reduction - Forward
Final Drive (ratio)
Drive Chain
Front Tires
Rear Tires
Drive System
PVT
Side Lever (F-N-R)
3.05/1
2.68/1
11/40 78P
520 O-Ring
23 x 7-10 (4 psi)
22 x 11-10 (3 psi)
Suspension and Brakes
Front Suspension: Mac Strut
6.7 in. (17 cm) travel
Rear Suspension: Progressive Rate 9 in. (22.9 cm) travel
Swing Arm
Shock Adjustment
CAM
Front Brake
Fixed disc, hydraulic floating caliper
Rear Brake
Hydraulic, opposed piston caliper, rear axle
fixed disc
Auxiliary Brake
Hydraulic, opposed piston, caliper, rear axle
fixed disc
Park Brake
Hydraulic lock, all wheel
Headlight
Taillight
Brake Light
Battery
DC Plug-In (Rear)
DC Socket (Forward)
Electric Start
High Beam Indicator
High Temp Indicator
Windshield
Low Oil Light
Neutral Indicator
Reverse Indicator
Speedometer
Fuel Gauge
Tool Kit
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Features
2 Dual Beam 30w/30w
8.26w
26.9w
12V 14 AH
Accessory
Accessory
Standard
Standard
Standard
Accessory
Not Applicable
Standard
Standard
Accessory
Standard
Standard
SPECIFICATIONS
2004 Trail Boss
Jetting Chart
Altitude
AMBIENT
TEMPERATURE
Below 40° F
(Below 5° C)
+40°F and above
(+5°C and above)
Meters
(Feet)
0-1800
(0-6000)
127.5
122.5
1800-3700
(6000-12000)
120
115
Clutching Chart
Altitude
Meters
(Feet)
Shift
Weight
Drive Clutch
Spring
Driven Clutch
Spring
Helix/Spring
Setting
0-1800
(0-6000)
10RH
5630709
Blue/Green
7041157
Black
7041782
40
5131446
2+2
1800-3700
(6000-12000)
20-40
5631356
Blue/Green
7041157
Black
7041782
40
5131446
2+2
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POLARIS PRODUCTS
Part No.
Description
Engine Lubricant
2870791
Fogging Oil (12 oz. Aerosol)
2871098
Premium 2-Cycle Engine Oil (qt.)
2871281
Premium 4 Synthetic 0W-40 (4-Cycle) Engine Oil (qt.)
2871844
Premium 4 Synthetic 0W-40 (4-Cycle) Engine Oil (gal.)
2871567
Premium 4 Synthetic 0W-40 (4-Cycle) Engine Oil (16 gal.)
Gearcase / Transmission Lubricants
2871477
Premium Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant (1 gal.)
2871478
Premium Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant (12 oz.)
2871653
Angle Drive Fluid (8 oz.)
2872276
Angle Drive Fluid (2.5 gal.)
2870465
Oil Pump for Gearcase Oil
2871654
Premium Drive Hub Fluid (8 oz.)
2872277
Premium Drive Hub Fluid (2.5 gal.)
Grease / Specialized Lubricants
2871322
Premium All Season Grease (3 oz. cartridge)
2871423
Premium All Season Grease (14 oz. cartridge)
2871460
Starter Drive Grease
2871515
Premium U-Joint Lube (3 oz.)
2871551
Premium U-Joint Lube (14 oz.)
2871312
Grease Gun Kit
2871329
Dielectric Grease (Nyogelt)
2872073
Chain Lube (6.25 oz. aerosol)
2872348
Chain Lube (16 oz. aerosol)
Coolant
2871323
60/40 Coolant (gal.)
2871534
60/40 Coolant (qt.)
Additives / Miscellaneous
2872113
Disc Brake Quiet, Aerosol (9 oz.)
2871326
Carbon Clean Plus (12 oz.)
2870652
Fuel Stabilizer (16 oz.)
2870990
DOT3 Brake Fluid
2872893
Engine Degreaser
2871956
LOCTITE 565 Thread Sealant
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Drive Belt and Cover Problems
Possible Cause
Solution
Driving the ATV onto a
pickup or tall trailer in
high range.
Avoid stopping on the ramp or creeping slowly up the
ramp. These practices may slip the clutch and belt.
Starting out going up a
steep incline.
When starting out on an incline, dismount the ATV (after
first applying the park brake) and perform the K-turn as
described on page 58.
Driving at low RPM or
low ground speed (at
about 3-7 MPH).
Drive at a slightly higher speed. Avoid creeping.
Insufficient warm-up of
Warm the engine at least 5 minutes. With the transmission
ATVs exposed to low am- in neutral, advance the throttle to about 1/8 throttle in
bient temperatures.
short bursts, 5 to 7 times. The belt will become more flexible and prevent belt burning.
Slow and easy clutch engagement.
Use the throttle quickly and effectively for efficient engagement.
Towing/pushing at low
RPM/low ground speed.
Install a one tooth smaller counter shaft sprocket.
Utility use/plowing snow,
dirt, etc.
Install a one tooth smaller counter shaft sprocket.
Stuck in mud or snow.
Carefully use fast, aggressive throttle application to
engage clutch. WARNING: Excessive throttle may cause
loss of control and vehicle overturn.
Climbing over large objects from a stopped position.
Carefully use fast, brief, aggressive throttle application to
engage clutch. WARNING: Excessive throttle may cause
loss of control and vehicle overturn.
Belt slippage from water
Dry out the PVT as outlined on page 97. Inspect clutch
or snow ingestion into the seals for damage if repeated leaking occurs.
PVT system.
Clutch malfunction.
Contact your Polaris dealer for inspection of clutch components.
Poor engine performance. Check for fouled plugs or foreign material in gas tank,
fuel lines, or carburetor. Contact your dealer for service.
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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
Low battery voltage
Recharge battery to 12.8 VDC or higher
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 or higher
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 or higher
Kinked or plugged fuel vent line
Inspect and replace
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
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 system vent lines
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 or higher
Incorrect fuel
Replace with recommended fuel
Clogged or wet 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. THE PURCHASER MUST COMPLETE AN ATV SAFETY
TRAINING COURSE PROVIDED BY THE DEALER IN ORDER TO HAVE VALID
WARRANTY ON THE ATV. 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.
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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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INDEX
A
F
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-88
Age Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Auxiliary Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 77
FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-45
Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Fuel Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Fuel Stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Fuel Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98-100
Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . 99-100
Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Battery Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Battery Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Brake Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Brakelight Lamp Replacement . . . . 91
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 76-77
Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Camber and Caster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Choke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Cleaning and Storage . . . . . . . 101-104
Cleaning the ATV . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-45
Crankcase Emission Control . . . . . 63
D
Drive Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Drive Chain Slack . . . . . . . . . . . . 86-87
Driving Downhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Driving in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Driving on Slippery Surfaces . . . . . 54
Driving Over Obstacles . . . . . . . . . . 60
Driving Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Driving Safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-62
Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . 59
Driving Uphill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
E
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H
Handlebars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Hauling Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51
Headlight Lamp Replacement . . . . . 90
High Beam Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 90
I
C
Electrical Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EMISSION CONTROLS . . . . . . .
Engine Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Equipment Modifications . . . . . . . .
Exhaust Emission Control System .
G
Gear Selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
36
63
103
75
11
63
Indicator Lamp Replacement . . . . . 91
Indicator Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
K
K-Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
L
Light Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-91
Lubrication Recommendations . . 70-75
M
Main Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . 64-104
Maintenance Record . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Making Turns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
N
Noise Emission Control System . . . 63
O
Oil Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71-72
Oil Filter Change . . . . . . . . . . . . 71-72
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-62
Operator Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-31
Override Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
INDEX
P
T
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Parking on an Incline . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Periodic Maintenance Schedule . 64-68
POLARIS PRODUCTS . . . . . . . 108
Pre-Ride Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Premium 4 Synthetic Oil . . . . . . . . . 71
PVT Drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
PVT System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-97
TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . 5
Taillight Lamp Replacement . . . . . . 91
Throttle Cable Freeplay . . . . . . . . . . 82
Throttle Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Toe Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Transmission Gear Selector . . . . . . . 44
Transmission Oil Change . . . . . . . . 74
Transmission Oil Check . . . . . . . . . 73
Transporting an ATV . . . . . . . . . . 104
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . 109-112
Turning Around on a Hill . . . . . . . . 58
R
Rear Drive Chain Slack . . . . . . . . 86-87
Rear Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Recoil Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Recoil Starter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
S
Safe Riding Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35
Safety Decals and Locations . . . . 32-34
Safety Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Side Panel Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Sidehilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Spark Arrestor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, 94
Spark Plug Removal/Replacement . 92
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . 105-107
Starting a Cold Engine . . . . . . . . . . 48
Starting a Warm Engine . . . . . . . . . 49
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49
Steering Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Stop Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Storage Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-103
V
VEHICLE ID NUMBERS . . . . . . . 6
Vehicle Immersion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
W
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . 113-115
Washing the ATV . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Waxing the ATV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
WELCOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Wheel Hub Tightening . . . . . . . . . . 85
Wheel Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Wheel Nut Torque Specifications . . 84
Wheel Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
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