Polaris Xer User's Manual

WARNING
Read, understand, and follow all of the instructions and safety precautions in
this manual and on all product labels.
Failure to follow the safety precautions could result in serious injury or death.
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
WELCOME
Thank you for purchasing a Polaris vehicle, and welcome to our worldwide family of Polaris enthusiasts. Visit us online at www.polarisindustries.com for the latest news, new product introductions, upcoming
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Polaris vehicle, making it the finest machine we've ever produced.
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WELCOME
Dear Parents:
We believe your children should have the opportunity to enjoy The Way
Out experience along with you. We've provided this owner's manual to
assist you and your children in learning about the safe operation and
care of your new Polaris snowmobile. Please review the information in
this manual with any child who may operate the snowmobile. Help your
children learn to operate the snowmobile with safety as a top priority.
Help them also learn to show respect for our environment and for the
rights of others while operating the snowmobile. Since the operator will
be a newcomer to the exciting winter sport of snowmobiling, please be
sure he/she understands this information before riding the snowmobile.
Never allow a child to operate the snowmobile without adult supervision.
This Owner's Manual contains instructions for minor maintenance, but
major repairs are covered in the Polaris Service Manual and should be
performed by a Factory Certified MSD (Master Service Dealer) Technician. Be sure to return to your dealership for all of your service needs
during, and after, the warranty period.
The preventive maintenance program outlined in this manual is
designed to ensure that all critical components on your child's snowmobile are thoroughly inspected at various intervals. If you have any questions about the snowmobile, contact a Polaris dealer for assistance. See
page 82 for the part numbers of Polaris products.
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WELCOME
Dear Children:
Before you ride your new Polaris snowmobile, there are some important
things that you need to know. Your parents and Polaris want you to
enjoy riding your new snowmobile, and that's why you need to read and
understand the information in your owner's manual.
Ask your parents to explain anything you don't understand, and pay
close attention to the warnings and instructions you read. Your safety
and the safety of others is the most important thing to think about at all
times.
As the driver of the snowmobile, you must learn how to keep yourself
and those around you safe while you're riding. So read your manual, and
then enjoy riding your new Polaris snowmobile!
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POLARIS and POLARIS THE WAY OUT are registered trademarks of Polaris Industries Inc.
Copyright 2006 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.
2007 120 Snowmobile Owner's Manual
P/N 9920513
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Important Notes for Owners and Drivers. . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Preservation of the Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Identification Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Youth Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Know Your Snowmobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Pre-Ride Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Riding Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Adult Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Pre-Ride Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Operation Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Component Identification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Emission Control Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Polaris Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INTRODUCTION
Important Notes for Owners and Drivers
After reading this manual, store it in the snowmobile for convenient reference. It should remain with the snowmobile when the snowmobile is
sold.
You and your dealer must complete the registration form included with
your snowmobile and forward it to us. This completed form is necessary
to ensure warranty coverage.
NOTE: The illustrations and photos used in this manual are general representations. Your model may differ.
IMPORTANT
Parents should sit down with their children and read the Youth Section with
them before allowing them to use this snowmobile. Parents must also read the
Adult Section before allowing their children to ride this snowmobile.
PARENTS: Do not allow anyone under the age of six (6) to operate this
machine. Review the information in this manual with any child who
may be operating the snowmobile. It is up to you to teach any operator
the proper and safe way to ride a snowmobile. You must set boundaries
and adhere to them, keeping the operator's safety foremost in your mind.
Never allow a child to operate this machine without adult supervision.
These units are not designed for adult use. Serious damage to the vehicle
may occur if the maximum rider weight capacity is exceeded. The maximum rider weight capacity is 140 lbs. (63.5 kg).
CHILDREN: Before you ride your new Polaris snowmobile, there are
some important things that you need to know. Your safety and the safety
of others is the most important thing to think about at all times. As the
driver of the snowmobile, you must learn how to keep yourself and
those around you safe while you're riding.
Pay attention when you see this symbol:
This is the safety alert symbol. When you see this symbol on your
snowmobile or in this manual it means PAY ATTENTION because you
could die or be seriously hurt if you don't follow the instructions.
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INTRODUCTION
Preservation of the Environment
Teach your child to drive their snowmobile with consideration for the
protection and preservation of the environment.
Noise
One of the most publicized subjects with regard to snowmobiles is
noise. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), which is the standard-setting body for snowmobiles, has recommended that snowmobiles
conform to prescribed sound levels. This Polaris snowmobile has been
engineered to conform to these SAE standards.
In order to be meaningful, all regulations require the cooperation of the
snowmobile owner. Muffling systems, designed to reduce noise levels,
should not be altered or removed. Snowmobile drivers must be aware
that they have a public responsibility to operate their snowmobiles with
concern for others. As a snowmobile operator you may not realize the
sound of your snowmobile may annoy non-snowmobilers. We are
attempting to do our part through the manufacture of quieter machines,
and we also ask your help in the effort to further reduce the impact of
noise.
Air Pollution
As a part of Polaris' plan for the snowmobile's compatibility within the
environment, our engineers are investigating ways to reduce emission
levels of engines. We expect our efforts to lead to the reduction of
potential air pollution.
The four-stroke engine used in this snowmobile produces less exhaust
emissions and reduces noise, as well.
In addition to technological research, we also suggest that governmental
agencies, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, ecologists, and other
interested parties work together to develop data on environmental topics. We will continue to participate in this type of study so that someday
we may find the answers to these difficult issues.
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INTRODUCTION
Preservation of the Environment
Environmental Protection
As part of the continuing environmental education campaign, we are
encouraging state and provincial governments across the snowbelt to
adopt rigorous safety training programs which also encourage protection of our environment, wildlife and vegetation. Snowmobile clubs and
other organizations are working together to protect our environment. It
is very important that we encourage them as well as become actively
involved ourselves. Protect and preserve your right to ride by joining
your local trail riding clubs. Teach your child the following:
Respect your snowmobile;
respect your environment;
and you will earn
the respect of everyone.
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INTRODUCTION
Vehicle Identification Numbers
Record your snowmobile's identification numbers and key number in
the spaces provided. 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, so if both keys are lost, the ignition switch must
be replaced.
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Key Number
Tunnel VIN
Vehicle Model Number: ____________________________________________________
Tunnel VIN: _____________________________________________________________
(lower right side of the tunnel)
Engine Serial Number: ____________________________________________________
(right front side of engine crankcase)
Key Number: ____________________________________________________________
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SAFETY
The following signal words and symbols appear throughout this manual
and on your vehicle. Your safety is involved when these words and symbols are used. Become familiar with their meanings before reading the
manual.
The safety alert symbol, on your vehicle or in this manual, alerts you to the
potential for 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
injury or damage to the vehicle.
CAUTION
A caution indicates a situation that may result in damage to the vehicle.
NOTE
A note will alert you to important information or instructions.
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SAFETY
WARNING
Failure to follow the warnings in this manual can result in severe injury or
death. Read and understand the owner's manual and all warning decals
before operating a Polaris snowmobile. Adults must thoroughly explain this
information, including all safe operating procedures, to all operators of the
snowmobile. All operators must be at least six (6) years old and must understand the consequences and risks if they choose to ignore or neglect this
information.
Equipment Modifications
All Polaris snowmobiles have been designed and tested to provide safe
operation when used as directed. Failure of critical machine components
may result from operation with any modification; especially those that
increase speed or power. There is a significant possibility of loss of control at higher speeds.
We are concerned for the safety of our customers and for the general
public. Any modifications to the original equipment of the vehicle create a substantial safety hazard and increase the risk of bodily injury.
Therefore, we strongly recommend that consumers do not install on a
Polaris snowmobile any equipment that may increase the speed or
power of the vehicle, or make any other modifications to the vehicle for
these purposes.
The warranty on your Polaris snowmobile 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.
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SAFETY
Maintenance Program
This snowmobile is not a toy. The information in this manual is provided to aid you in its safe operation.
For the safety of the operator, always make sure that the snowmobile is
in excellent operating condition at all times. We strongly recommend
that the operator, as well as an adult, check major and vital safety components before each use of the vehicle.
We also recommend that you strictly follow the maintenance schedule
outlined in this manual to ensure that all critical components on the
snowmobile are thoroughly inspected by your dealer at various mileage
intervals.
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SAFETY
Safety Decals
Safety and warning decals have been placed on the vehicle for the operator's protection. Make sure the operator understands the information on
all decals. If any decal becomes illegible or comes off, contact your
Polaris dealer for a replacement. Replacement safety decals are provided
by Polaris at no charge. The part number is printed on the decal.
General Warning Decal
WARNING
• Read and understand warnings and
the Owner’s Manual before operation.
Severe injury or death can result from
not heeding the warnings.
General
Warning
Decal
• This vehicle is intended for daylight use
in restricted off-road areas clear of
obstacles, primarily on snow and not
on frozen bodies of water, by a child of
not less than 6 years of age who is in
the presence of, and in active supervision of an adult. Use of this vehicle on
public trails, streets, roads, and highways can be hazardous and is prohibited by law in most cases.
• Do not start or operate this vehicle
without guards and shields in position, or with hood not latched in place.
• This vehicle is intended for one operator only, no passenger. Passengers,
cargo, or towed objects can cause loss of control.
• Verify proper operation of all controls before starting the engine.
• When operating this vehicle, the operator shall wear suitable protective clothing including an approved safety helmet and shield or goggles.
• Securely attach the safety lanyard to the child’s body before starting the
engine.
• This vehicle can be operated between 0 and 8 mph (13 km/h). However, it is
recommended that the adult supervising the child regulate the maximum
speed to match the experience and ability of the child. Instructions for regulating maximum speed are provided in the Owner’s Manual.
• The Auxiliary Shut Off Switch is the primary means of stopping this vehicle in
case of emergency and is located on the top of the throttle control assembly.
Depress the switch to stop the engine. Routinely check this switch for proper
function with the engine idling.
• If Owner’s Manual is missing, contact a Polaris Dealer for a replacement.
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YOUTH SECTION
Know Your Snowmobile
Before you have an adult start the engine for you for the first time, let's
learn about the controls on your new snowmobile.
Throttle Lever
Brake Lever
Engine Stop
Switch
Tether
Strap/Switch
Ignition
Key &
Switch
Fuel
Cap
Choke
Knob
Recoil Starter
Handle
Hood
Hold-Down Strap
Engine Stop Switch
When the engine is running, push this button down to stop the engine.
Pull the stop switch up before trying to start the engine again.
Throttle Lever
The throttle lever makes your snowmobile go forward when you press it
with your thumb. Before you drive your snowmobile, always make sure
the throttle lever does not stick. Read more about it on page 19.
Recoil Starter Handle
Pull the recoil starter handle to start your snowmobile. An adult will
help you start it the first time.
Choke Knob
You may need to use the choke to help start your snowmobile if the
engine is cold. Read more about it on page 45.
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Know Your Snowmobile
YOUTH SECTION
Gas Cap
An adult will take the gas cap off to put gas in your snowmobile. Never
take the gas cap off. Always make sure it's tightly closed.
Always have an adult put gas in your snowmobile. Never try to do it
yourself.
Brake Lever
Squeeze the brake lever toward the handlebar to make your snowmobile
slow down or stop.
Always take your thumb off the throttle lever when you squeeze the
brake lever.
Ignition Switch
The ignition switch key must be turned ON before you pull the recoil
starter handle to start your snowmobile. You can also stop the engine if
you turn the key OFF.
Tether Strap/Switch
Always attach the tether strap snugly to your right wrist and to your
snowmobile every time you drive. If you fall off your snowmobile, the
tether strap will pull away from the switch and the engine will stop.
Never ride without the tether strap attached to your right wrist and to
your snowmobile. Be careful not to let the cord get tangled around the
handlebars or any part of your body.
Hood Hold-Down Strap
Two straps hold down the hood of your snowmobile. Always make sure
both straps are latched before you start the engine.
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YOUTH SECTION
Know Your Snowmobile
Let's learn more about the parts of your snowmobile before we learn
about riding.
Flag
Seat and
Storage
Taillight
Handlebar
Windshield
Headlight
Hood
Snow
Flap
Track
Ski
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Know Your Snowmobile
YOUTH SECTION
Hood
The hood covers the moving and hot parts of the engine. Always make
sure the hood is securely latched before you ride.
Headlight
The headlight is always on when the engine is running. It helps others
see you when you're riding during daylight, but it's not meant to be
strong enough to help you see in the dark. Drive your snowmobile only
in the daylight.
Windshield
Always keep your windshield clean so you can see through it.
Handlebar
The handlebar is connected to the skis. When you turn the handlebar, the
skis turn in the same direction.
Flag
The flag helps other people see where you are. Your snowmobile is
smaller than an adult snowmobile, so it's harder to see. Never remove
the flag from your snowmobile.
Seat and Storage
When the engine is stopped, you can take the seat cushion off and put
things under the seat in the special compartment.
Taillight
The taillight is always on when the engine is running. It will help others
see you when you're riding.
Snow Flap
The snow flap keeps snow, ice or other things from flying out behind
your snowmobile.
Track
When you squeeze the throttle lever, the track turns and makes the
snowmobile move forward.
Never get close to a moving track. Never wear clothing that could get
caught in a moving track, like a long scarf or baggy clothing. Tie up
long hair.
Skis
The skis help you steer your snowmobile. When you turn the handlebar,
the skis turn in the same direction.
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YOUTH SECTION
Know Your Snowmobile
STOP
Let's review the 3 ways to stop your snowmobile:
1. Push the stop switch down.
2. Pull the tether strap off the switch.
3. Turn the key off.
Stop
Switch
Ignition
Key &
Switch
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Tether
Strap/Switch
Pre-Ride Check
YOUTH SECTION
You're almost ready to have an adult start your snowmobile. But first
you must do a PRE-RIDE CHECK to make sure the snowmobile is safe
to ride. Every time you want to ride your snowmobile, always have an
adult help you check these things before you start the engine.
n Throttle Lever
Squeeze the throttle lever toward the handlebar and then let it go. The
lever should go right back to where it was before you squeezed it. If it
goes back slowly or stays close to the handlebar, you have a sticky throttle. This means that something is wrong or broken.
Don't start the snowmobile until an adult fixes the sticky lever. You
could get hurt if you ride with a sticky throttle.
n Brake Lever
Squeeze the brake lever toward the handlebar and then let it go. The
lever should go right back to where it was before you squeezed it. If it
goes back slowly or stays close to the handlebar, you have a sticky brake
lever. This means that something is wrong or broken.
Don't start the snowmobile until an adult fixes the sticky lever. You
could get hurt if you ride with sticky brakes.
n Seat Latches
Check the seat latches. Make sure they are latched tightly.
n Hood Hold-Down Straps
Check the hood hold-down straps. Make sure they are latched tightly.
n Track and Skis
Never check the track or skis when the engine is running. You could
get hurt if the snowmobile moves unexpectedly. Never stand behind or
in front of any snowmobile when the engine is running.
Make sure the engine is off, then stand behind the snowmobile and lift
up the rear end. This will free the track if it is frozen to the ground.
Turn the handlebars all the way to the left and to the right. This will turn
the skis to make sure they aren't frozen to the ground.
If any of this is hard to do, have an adult help you.
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YOUTH SECTION
Pre-Ride Check
n Gas Level
Always have an adult put gas in your snowmobile. Never try to do it
yourself.
Have an adult check the gas level to see if your snowmobile needs more
gas. Children should never open the gas cap or add gas. Always have an
adult do this. Before anyone adds gas to your snowmobile they must
read the instructions and warnings on page 43 in this Owner's Manual.
n Oil Level
Have an adult check the engine oil level when the engine is cold. The
engine is very hot after it has been running. It could burn your skin.
Children should never check the oil. Always have an adult do this.
n 3 Ways to STOP
Always check to make sure that ALL 3 WAYS TO STOP are working
the way they should. Do you remember what they are? Follow these
steps:
1. Start the engine. Push the stop switch down. The engine should
stop.
2. Start the engine. Pull the tether strap off the switch. The engine
should stop.
3. Start the engine. Turn the key off. The engine should stop.
If the engine does not stop when you do these checks, do not ride the
snowmobile until an adult fixes it.
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Riding Rules
YOUTH SECTION
Now you're ready to learn about driving your Polaris snowmobile. This
snowmobile is not a toy. There are some things you can do and there are
some things you must never do. Rules are very important when you're
driving a snowmobile. Adults have riding rules, too. The rules help keep
us safe when we ride.
You must be at least six (6) years old before you can ride this snowmobile. The adult with you is your teacher. Always pay attention to what
your teacher says so you can learn how to always drive safely.
Let's learn how to ride!
Always follow the safe riding rules found on the next pages. You or
others around you could be seriously hurt or killed if you don't follow
the safe riding rules.
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Your snowmobile is made for only one rider. Never carry a passenger.
A passenger will make the snowmobile harder to drive. You may lose
control and hurt yourself and your passenger.
Never pull anything behind your snowmobile.
Make sure you know where you're going to drive before you start the
engine. Make sure the area is safe all around your snowmobile.
Never ride alone. An adult should always be watching you in case
you need help. Always drive where an adult can see you.
Never ride on public trails.
When you're a beginner, always stay on level ground.
Don't ride your snowmobile on roads or over railroad tracks. Your
snowmobile makes noise that will keep you from hearing cars, trucks
or trains that may be coming toward you.
Stay away from fences. Make sure you know where all the fences are
before you ride. If you drive into a fence, you could get hurt.
Don't ride at night. The headlight on your snowmobile is there only so
others can see you driving during the day.
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YOUTH SECTION
Riding Rules
Helmet
Jacket
Goggles
Gloves
Snowpants
Boots
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Always wear the right kind of clothing when you ride your snowmobile. Always wear a helmet with a face shield or goggles. Wear a
warm jacket and snowpants. Make sure your clothing fits properly.
Tight clothing could keep you from moving easily. Baggy clothing
could hang down and get caught in the track or another moving part.
Never wear a long scarf. Wear warm snowmobile boots and gloves,
and make sure your boot laces are tied. If you have long hair, tie it up
or put it inside your helmet or jacket.
Learn if there are lakes, rivers, ponds and ditches in your driving area.
Stay away from them. Never ride on frozen water. Your snowmobile
could fall through the ice into the water and you could drown or
freeze to death.
Always be alert and pay attention to where you're driving. Always
watch out for objects or people in your driving area and stay a safe
distance away from them.
YOUTH SECTION
Riding Rules
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Always sit down when you drive. Keep both hands on the handlebars.
Keep both feet on the running boards.
Never follow another snowmobile too closely. Always allow lots of
space to stop your snowmobile.
Ride your snowmobile only where you know it's safe to drive and
where you have permission to drive.
Always be a polite driver. Don’t drive through the flower garden or
over small trees.
Always attach the tether strap to your wrist and to the snowmobile
before riding.
Keep both hands on
the handlebars
Sit down
Keep both feet on
the running boards
Attach tether
strap to
snowmobile
Attach tether strap to
your wrist
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YOUTH SECTION
Riding Rules
Learn how to use your hands and arms as signals. Use these signals to
let others know when you are getting ready to turn or stop your snowmobile. Read and understand your Owner's Manual.
Left Turn
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Right Turn
Stop
Pre-Ride Check
ADULT SECTION
As the adult, you must teach the child the proper and safe way to ride a
snowmobile. Set boundaries and adhere to them, keeping the child's
safety foremost in your mind. Never allow the child to operate this vehicle without adult supervision.
WARNING
Serious injury or death could result if the vehicle is not inspected properly
before operation. Teach all operators to perform the following Pre-Ride Check
before each use of the snowmobile.
n Check the throttle for proper operation. See page 26.
n Check the brake for proper operation. See page 26.
n Check the steering system for proper operation. See page 26.
n Check the throttle safety switch for proper operation. See page 27.
n Start the engine and push the stop switch down to test for proper
operation.The engine should stop immediately.
n Start the engine and disconnect the tether switch to test for proper
operation. The engine should stop immediately.
n Start the engine and turn the ignition key off to test for proper operation. The engine should stop immediately.
n Inspect the track. See page 28.
n Make sure the seat is securely attached.
n Make sure the hood is latched.
n Make sure the track and skis are not frozen to the ground.
n Check the gas and oil levels for the rider. Add more if necessary.
n Make sure the headlight and taillight are working properly.
These checks should become automatic for the child before each ride.
As the adult teacher, you must instill in all riders the importance of performing this Pre-Ride Check before they operate the snowmobile.
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ADULT SECTION
Pre-Ride Check
n Read and Understand Your Owner's Manual
Read and make sure the operators understand the Owner's Manual completely before allowing anyone to operate this snowmobile. It's also a
good idea to review it periodically to reinforce the information. It's very
important to familiarize all operators with the cautions and warnings
pertaining to the machine as well as safe operating procedures. We've
attempted to provide you with as much information as possible to alert
you to the safety requirements of snowmobiling.
WARNING
The throttle and brake are the primary controls of the snowmobile. If either
should malfunction, the operator could lose control, which could lead to serious injury or death. Always check the throttle and brake levers for proper
operation before operating the vehicle.
n Check the throttle for proper operation
When checking the throttle, make sure the throttle lever compresses
evenly and smoothly. When the lever is released, it should immediately
return to the idle position without binding or hesitation. If the throttle
does not function smoothly, do not start the engine. Have the throttle
serviced before operating the snowmobile.
n Check the brake for proper operation
Squeeze the brake lever toward the handlebar. When the lever is
released, it should return to it’s original position smoothly. If the lever
hesitates or seems sticky, do not start the engine. Have the brakes serviced before operating the snowmobile. See page 31 for brake lever
travel specifications.
n Check for proper operation of the steering system
Check for proper operation of the steering system. Manually turn the
skis completely to the right and to the left. If difficulty is encountered,
check for ice and snow buildup that may be obstructing the steering
linkage. Make sure all greaseable components are properly lubricated.
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ADULT SECTION
Pre-Ride Check
n Check the throttle safety switch
Test the throttle safety switch system on a daily basis before the vehicle
is used.
With the engine idling, hold the
throttle lever pin stationary by
exerting pressure on the pivot
pin in the direction shown in the
illustration. Apply a slight
amount of throttle opening. A
properly functioning switch must
shut down the engine.
The throttle safety switch is designed to stop the engine whenever all
pressure is removed from the throttle lever and the throttle cable or
valve does not return to the normal closed position.
If excessive play develops in the
throttle cable, the safety switch may
be activated and will prevent the
engine from starting. If the engine
doesn't start and throttle safety switch
malfunction is suspected, return the
machine to an authorized Polaris
.03 in. (.8 mm)
dealer for service. If an adult must
start the engine in an emergency situation, the throttle safety switch and engine stop switch may be disconnected from the wire harness. In this situation, the ignition key switch
must be used to shut off the engine. Be sure to reconnect the safety
switches and have the snowmobile serviced before operating the vehicle
again.
WARNING
Do not continue to operate the vehicle with the throttle safety switch disconnected as serious injury or death could result. See your authorized Polaris
dealer for service before operating.
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ADULT SECTION
Pre-Ride Check
n Inspect the track
Driving for extended periods of time with marginal lubrication could
severely damage the track. Driving on icy trails or driving when there is
little or no snow are two examples of situations that would provide marginal lubrication and are not recommended. Do not operate the snowmobile with a damaged track.
WARNING
Operating the snowmobile with a damaged track will increase the possibility of
additional track damage and/or failure. This could cause loss of control, resulting in severe injury or death. Always inspect for damage before using the
snowmobile.
NOTE: Track damage or failure caused by operation under poor lubrication
conditions will void the track warranty.
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Operation Warnings
ADULT SECTION
n Do not carry passengers
This snowmobile is designed for a single operator.
n Do not operate with intake silencer removed
CAUTION
If the engine is operated with the intake silencer removed, damage to the
engine may occur. Do not operate the engine with the intake silencer
removed.
n Stay clear of track
WARNING
During warm-up and operation, stand clear of the rotating track. Entanglement
and serious injury or death may result. Use just enough throttle to rotate the
track and warm up the engine.
n Do not operate with drive chain guard removed
WARNING
The drive chain guard is designed to protect the operator from metal parts in
the event of a drive chain failure. Although the chance of failure is extremely
remote, do not defeat the purpose of the guard by removing it. It is provided
for the safety of the child.
29
ADULT SECTION
Operation Warnings
n Do not touch the engine after it's been running
WARNING
Hot components can cause serious burns to skin. Do not touch engine and
exhaust parts after the engine has been running.
n Disabled operators
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 overturns and loss of control, which could result
in serious injury or death.
30
Operation Warnings
ADULT SECTION
n Check brake lever travel
Depress the brake lever fully. Measure the clearance between the lever
and brake block. Clearance should be
no more than 3/4" (1.9 cm).
Excessive travel indicates a need to
adjust the brake cable. Refer to the
mechanical brake adjustment information on page 56.
n Secure the hood
The hood of the snowmobile protects the operator from moving and hot
parts as well as aiding in sound emission control and other functions.
Never operate a snowmobile with the hood open or removed.
n Remove the ignition key
Don't tempt someone to steal or ride your snowmobile without permission by leaving the key in the ignition. Always remove the key and store
it in a safe location.
n Check lights
Start the engine and ensure that both the headlight and taillight operate.
31
ADULT SECTION
Operation Warnings
n Check surroundings
Make sure the operation area is clear of obstacles and bystanders. Some
sideways movement is possible when the snowmobile first begins to
move, and debris may be thrown by the track. Teach the operator to
check the operating area before riding.
n Sit properly on the snowmobile
Operating a snowmobile requires skill and balance for proper control.
An improper position can reduce the child's ability to control the snowmobile. The riding position may vary as the operator becomes more
skilled, but under most conditions the proper position is to be seated
with both feet on the running boards, in a comfortable position for
proper throttle, brake and steering control.
WARNING
This snowmobile is propelled by a revolving track, which must be partially
exposed for proper operation. Serious injuries may be caused by operator
carelessness, resulting in hands, feet, hair or clothing becoming entangled in
the track. Teach the child to respect this machine and all moving parts. Teach
the child that being properly seated is the safest way to stay clear of the track.
WARNING
Never hold the snowmobile up or
stand behind it while warming up
the track. A loose track or flying
debris could cause serious personal injury or death.
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Operation Warnings
ADULT SECTION
n Always wear clothing designed for snowmobiling
Always make sure the operator is wearing an approved helmet and eye
protection. Do not allow the child to wear loose clothing or long scarves
because they can easily become entangled in moving parts. If your child
has long hair, be sure it is always tied up securely and tucked into the
helmet or jacket.
Helmet
Wearing a helmet can prevent a severe head injury. Whenever riding a
Polaris vehicle, always wear a helmet that meets or exceeds established
safety standards.
Approved helmets in the USA and Canada bear a U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT) label.
Approved helmets in Europe, Asia and Oceania
bear the ECE 22.05 label. The ECE mark consists
E4
of a circle surrounding the letter E, followed by the
distinguishing number of the country which has
051039
0006.31
granted approval. The approval number and serial
number will also be displayed on the label.
Eye Protection
Do not depend on eyeglasses or sunglasses for eye protection. Whenever riding a Polaris vehicle, always wear shatterproof goggles or use a
shatterproof helmet face shield. Polaris recommends wearing approved
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) bearing markings such as VESC
8, V-8, Z87.1, or CE. Make sure protective eye wear is kept clean.
33
ADULT SECTION
Operation Warnings
n Stop engine before attempting adjustments
WARNING
The snowmobile engine compartment contains moving parts. Shields and
guards have been provided for safety, but it is still possible to carelessly get
your hands or fingers into a moving chain or a rotating shaft. For this reason
never attempt adjustments with the engine running. Serious personal injuries
can result. The proper method is to turn off the ignition, raise the hood, make
the adjustment, secure shields and guards, secure the hood, and then re-start
the engine to check its operation. The same is true of track alignment. If the
track must be re-aligned, it is recommended that this service be performed by
your dealer.
n Know limitations of machine and skills of driver
The operator should be aware that most areas have laws governing
snowmobile operation and that these laws should be followed. They
have been established for the protection of all snowmobile riders. Many
local organizations offer a snowmobile safety course for children.
Check with local authorities to locate providers of this service.
This vehicle is intended for daylight use only. Check both the headlight
and taillight to ensure proper operation.
IMPORTANT: The headlight and taillight are intended only to increase
the visibility of the snowmobile during daylight operation. Do not operate this snowmobile in the dark.
34
Operation Warnings
ADULT SECTION
n Instruct all operators
Teach all young drivers to always be alert and to pay attention to the
driving area ahead. When teaching inexperienced operators to ride, set
up a predetermined course. Establish boundaries and make sure all operators know and understand them. Make sure they know how to drive and
control the snowmobile before you allow them to drive longer supervised distances. Teach them proper snowmobile courtesy.
It's a good idea to predetermine some hand signals as a way to communicate with a child while giving instruction. It may be difficult for a
child to hear your voice over the sound of the snowmobile and through a
helmet.
Teach the operator that the sound of the engine will make it difficult to
hear the sound of approaching vehicles. Do not allow a child to operate
the snowmobile on or near roads and railroad tracks.
Teach operators what it means to drive defensively. Never tailgate and
always allow ample stopping distances.
n Be alert for obstacles
Wire fences are a serious hazard. Teach
operators to always be on the alert for
fences. Single strands are especially dangerous, since there can be a great distance
between posts. Ground wires on utility
poles are also difficult to see. Teach operators to reduce speed when traveling near
poles, posts or other obstacles.
n Check the weather
Extremely cold weather can cause frostbite and/or hypothermia. Always be aware
of weather conditions, especially the
windchill. See the table on page 39.
R
R
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ADULT SECTION
Operation Warnings
Driving Responsibly
As the adult, you must teach the child the proper and safe way to ride a
snowmobile. Set boundaries and adhere to them, keeping the child's
safety foremost in your mind. Never allow the child to operate this vehicle without adult supervision.
Drive-Away from Parked
When the snowmobile has been parked for more than a few hours, especially overnight, the skis and track may freeze to the ground. Loosen the
skis and track for the operator. You may have to apply extra throttle initially to move the snowmobile. Teach operators not to be afraid of
applying extra throttle in this situation, but make sure they understand
that too much throttle could cause the snowmobile to lurch forward.
Track Lubrication
Do not operate the snowmobile for more than a few minutes on ground
surfaces that contain little or no snow. The track needs snow for lubrication, so driving in too little snow will result in excessive wear and damage to the slide rail and track.
Snow and Ice Build-Up
Snow and ice buildup in the underhood area can interfere with the steering. Manually turn the skis completely to the right and to the left. If difficulty is encountered, remove any ice and snow buildup that may be
obstructing the steering linkage.
36
Operation Warnings
ADULT SECTION
Snow Conditions
This snowmobile is designed to operate best on snow. Maneuverability
is attained by the steering, skis, and the shifting of the driver's body
weight. Maximum control will be attained by shifting body weight.
Maneuverability will change for lighter operators.
If the snowmobile becomes stuck in snow, stop the engine. Clear the
snow away from the running board area and clear away or step down the
snow in front of the snowmobile. Restart the engine and drive out of the
deep snow. Encourage the operator to stay on established riding areas to
avoid getting stuck.
Ice and Hard-Packed Surfaces
Steering and braking control are substantially reduced when operating
on hard surfaces, hard-packed snow or icy surfaces.Teach your child to
reduce speed to maintain control in all driving conditions. If necessary,
limit the maximum speed of the snowmobile as outlined on page 44.
If ice or slippery conditions are unavoidable, use extreme caution and
operate at speeds no faster than a walk. The skis need snow to help the
snowmobile make turns. On hard surfaces the snowmobile will not
make turns easily. It may be best to stop the engine, dismount, and manually move the front or rear of the snowmobile to change direction.
Never make a sharp turn on a slippery surface. The snowmobile may
skid out of control. Teach all operators to drive only in approved areas
within the vision of the supervising adult.
WARNING
Children must never ride on a frozen body of water. Make sure all operators
understand that severe injury or death can result if the snowmobile and its
rider fall through the ice.
37
ADULT SECTION
Operation Warnings
Driving on Hills
Traveling on hills is not recommended. A child may not be capable of
maneuvering body weight as needed for operating on hills. If traveling
on hills is unavoidable, teach your child to use extreme caution and obey
the following proper operating procedures.
WARNING
Serious injury or death can result if the snowmobile rolls or slides downhill. If
the snowmobile stops while the operator is driving on a hill, the operator
should dismount on the uphill side of the vehicle. Never dismount or stand on
the downhill side of a snowmobile.
Driving Uphill
Driving uphill should be attempted only by experienced operators.
1. Stand on the running boards, keeping body weight low and forward.
2. Accelerate before the start of the climb, releasing the throttle as
needed to prevent the track from slipping on the snow.
3. Slow down at the crest of the hill. Be prepared to avoid obstacles,
sharp drops, or other people or vehicles that may be on the other
side of the hill.
Driving Downhill
Drive downhill slowly. Apply just enough throttle to keep the clutch
engaged.This will allow engine compression to help slow the machine
and prevent the snowmobile from rolling freely downhill.
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ADULT SECTION
Operation Warnings
Windchill/Temperature Charts
The following information is provided to help you determine when temperatures become dangerous for riding.
WINDCHILL CHART (_F)
Wind
Speed
40
in
MPH
Actual Thermometer Reading (_F)
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
0
-5
-10 -15 -20 -25 -30 -35 -40 -45
Equivalent Temperature (_F)
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
5
36
31
25
19
13
7
1
-5
10
34
27
21
15
9
3
-4
-10 -16 -22 -28 -35 -41 -47 -53 -59 -66 -72
15
32
25
19
13
6
0
-7
-13 -19 -26 -32 -39 -45 -51 -58 -64 -71 -77
20
30
24
17
11
4
-2
-9
-15 -22 -29 -35 -42 -48 -55 -61 -68 -74 -81
25
29
23
16
9
3
-4
-11 -17 -24 -31 -37 -44 -51 -58 -64 -71 -78 -84
30
28
22
15
8
1
-5
-12 -19 -26 -33 -39 -46 -53 -60 -67 -73 -80 -87
35
28
21
14
7
0
-7
-14 -21 -27 -34 -41 -48 -55 -62 -69 -76 -82 -89
40
27
20
13
6
-1
-8
-15 -22 -29 -36 -43 -50 -57 -64 -71 -78 -84 -91
45
26
19
12
5
-2
-9
-16 -23 -30 -37 -44 -51 -58 -65 -72 -79 -86 -93
50
26
19
12
4
-3
-10 -17 -24 -31 -38 -45 -52 -60 -67 -74 -81 -88 -95
55
25
18
11
4
-3
-11 -18 -25 -32 -39 -46 -54 -61 -68 -75 -82 -89 -97
60
25
17
10
3
-4
-11 -19 -26 -33 -40 -48 -55 -62 -69 -76 -84 -91 -98
Frostbite in >> 30 min.
0
-5
-10 -15 -20 -25 -30 -35 -40 -45
Calm
-11 -16 -22 -28 -34 -40 -46 -52 -57 -63
10 min.
5 min.
WINDCHILL CHART (_C)
Wind
Speed
in
KPH
5
2
-1
-4
-7
-10 -13 -16 -19 -22 -25 -28 -31 -34 -37 -40 -43 -46
Actual Thermometer Reading (_C)
Calm
5
2
-1
-4
-7
-10 -13 -16 -19 -22 -25 -28 -31 -34 -37 -40 -43 -46
-11 -14 -18 -22 -25 -29 -32 -36 -39 -43 -46 -50 -53 -57
Equivalent Temperature (_C)
8
3
0
-
-7
16
2
-2
-6
-10 -13 -17 -21 -24 -28 -32 -36 -39 -43 -47 -50 -54 -58 -62
24
1
-3
-7
-11 -15 -19 -22 -26 -30 -34 -38 -42 -45 -49 -53 -57 -61 -65
32
0
-4
-8
-12 -16 -20 -24 -28 -32 -36 -39 -43 -47 -51 -55 -59 -63 -67
40
-1
-5
-9
-13 -17 -21 -25 -29 -33 -37 -41 -45 -49 -53 -57 -61 -65 -69
48
-1
-5
-9
-13 -18 -22 -26 -30 -34 -38 -42 -46 -50 -54 -58 -62 -66 -70
56
-2
-6
-10 -14 -18 -22 -26 -31 -35 -39 -43 -47 -51 -55 -59 -64 -68 -72
64
-2
-6
-10 -15 -19 -23 -27 -31 -35 -40 -44 -48 -52 -56 -61 -65 -69 -73
72
-2
-7
-11 -15 -19 -23 -28 -32 -36 -40 -45 -49 -53 -57 -61 -66 -70 -74
80
-3
-7
-11 -15 -20 -24 -28 -33 -37 -41 -45 -50 -54 -58 -62 -67 -71 -75
88
-3
-7
-12 -16 -20 -24 -29 -33 -37 -42 -46 -50 -55 -59 -63 -67 -72 -76
96
-3
-8
-12 -16 -21 -25 -29 -34 -38 -42 -47 -51 -55 -60 -64 -68 -73 -77
Frostbite in >> 30 min.
10 min.
5 min.
39
ADULT SECTION
Component Identification
Flag
Seat and
Storage
Handlebar
Taillight
Windshield
Headlight
Rear
Bumper
Hood
Snow
Flap
Ski
Rear
Suspension
Track
Trailing Arm
40
Nosepan
Front
Bumper
Component Identification
Throttle Lever
ADULT SECTION
Engine Stop
Switch
Tether
Strap/Switch
Ignition Key
& Switch
Fuel
Cap
Choke
Knob
Recoil Starter
Handle
Hood
Hold-Down Strap
Brake
Lever
41
ADULT SECTION
Break-In Period
Engine Break-In
The break-in period for your new snowmobile is defined as the first ten
hours of operation, or the time it takes to use the first two tanks full of
gasoline. No single action on your part is as important as a proper breakin period. Careful treatment of a new engine will result in more efficient
performance and longer life for the engine.
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 during
the first three hours of use.
1. Fill the fuel tank with gasoline.
2. Check the oil level. See page 61.
3. Drive slowly at first. Select an area that's open and will allow room
to familiarize yourself with vehicle operation and handling.
4. Vary the 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 pages 19 and 25.
6. Change the oil after the first 20 hours of operation.
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Operation
ADULT SECTION
Fuel
When refueling, use either leaded or unleaded gasoline with a minimum
pump octane number of 87=(R+ M)/2 octane. Do not use E-85 fuel.
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under certain conditions.
• Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline.
• Always refuel with the engine stopped, and outdoors or in a 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.
• If you get gasoline in your eyes or if you swallow gasoline, see your doctor
immediately.
• 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 vehicle 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
ADULT SECTION
Operation
Speed/Performance Regulation
As the adult, you must teach the child the proper and safe way to ride a
snowmobile. Set boundaries and adhere to them, keeping the child's
safety foremost in your mind. Never allow the child to operate this vehicle without adult supervision.
You can regulate the speed and acceleration of the snowmobile.
CAUTION
Hot engine components can cause serious burns to skin. Always perform the
following procedures when the engine is cool.
Move the governor spring to hole
#3 for maximum performance
(highest available speed).
Move the governor spring to hole
#1 for minimum performance
(lowest available speed).
#3
#1
44
ADULT SECTION
Operation
Starting the Engine
Never start the engine before performing the Pre-Ride Check. See pages
19 and 25.
1. Turn the key to ON.
2. Pull the engine stop switch up to the RUN position.
3. Do not use the choke when starting a warm engine. If the engine is
cold, pull the choke lever completely out to the FULL ON position.
NOTE: Do not apply throttle while starting.
4. Grasp the starter handle and pull slowly until the recoil engages,
then pull abruptly to start the engine.
CAUTION
Extending the starter rope too far or allowing it to snap back into the housing
will cause damage to the recoil assembly. Do not extend the starter rope to its
maximum length, and do not drop the rope handle during starting.
5. If the engine slows or stops, position the choke knob half way in.
6. Apply the brakes and vary the engine RPM slightly with the throttle
to aid in warm-up. When the engine idles smoothly, push the choke
knob all the way in.
NOTE: To prevent excessive wear on the clutch components, don't engage
the clutch while performing the warm-up.
45
ADULT SECTION
Operation
Emergency Stopping Procedures
The following chart lists methods for stopping the snowmobile in the
event of an emergency. See pages 14 and 27 for more information about
the engine stop switch and throttle safety switch.
SYSTEM
Engine Stop Switch
WHAT IT DOES
Interrupts ignition circuit
THROTTLE
CONDITION
All
Throttle Safety Switch
Interrupts ignition circuit
All
Tether Switch
Interrupts ignition circuit
All
Ignition Switch
Interrupts ignition circuit
All
Brake
Slows jackshaft
All
Choke
Floods engine
Half throttle or less
Daily Storage
At the end of each ride, park the snowmobile on a level surface. Support the
rear with an appropriate track stand.
The track should be suspended approximately 4I (10 cm) off the ground.
Remove the key and cover the snowmobile with an appropriate snowmobile
cover.
46
Operation
ADULT SECTION
Pre-Ride Warm-Up
Always warm up the engine, drive train and track before operating the
snowmobile. Support the rear with an appropriate track stand. The track
should be suspended approximately 4I (10 cm) off the ground.
WARNING
A loose track or flying debris could cause serious personal injury or death. Be
sure the rear support is stable. Stand clear of the front of the machine and the
moving track. Never hold the snowmobile up or stand behind it while performing this procedure. Do not use too much throttle during warm-up or when the
track is free-hanging.
1. Start the engine. Allow it to idle for two to three minutes.
2. Engage the drive system abruptly and allow it to rotate the track
several revolutions.
NOTE: In colder weather, the track will need a few more revolutions to fully
warm it.
3. Stop the engine. Remove the rear support.
4. Grasp the skis by their front loops and move them from side to side
to loosen frozen snow.
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ADULT SECTION
Emission Control Information
Any qualified repair shop or qualified person may maintain, replace, or
repair the emission control devices or systems on your snowmobile.
Emission Control Label
Your snowmobile is equipped at the time of sale with an emission control information (ECI) label and a factory-installed emissions information hang tag. These items are required by U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency regulations. The ECI label is permanently affixed to
either the right side of the tunnel or the engine recoil cover. The ECI
label should not be removed, even after you purchase the snowmobile.
You may remove the factory-installed emissions information hangtag,
which is intended solely for your use in making a purchasing decision.
Emission Control Maintenance Requirements
Your snowmobile is certified to operate on gasoline with a minimum
octane level of 87 (R+M)/2. The emission control system designation
per SAE J1930 is EM. If your snowmobile is equipped with a check
engine light and it comes on, you must take your snowmobile to a qualified dealer for diagnostic service. Specifications and adjustments for
engine tune-ups are located in the Service Manual, which is available to
your qualified service technician. Reverse (if equipped) must not be
engaged during engine tune-ups.
Owner's Responsibilities
Please read the Snowmobile Engine Emissions Limited Warranty on
page 92, and read the maintenance section of your owner's manual. You
are responsible for ensuring that the specified maintenance is performed, including the emission-related maintenance outlined in these
sections of the manual.
Polaris considers the specified maintenance for the spark plugs and oil
changes to be critical emission-related maintenance. Any qualified
repair shop or qualified person may maintain, replace, or repair the
emission control devices or systems on your snowmobile. Polaris recommends that you contact an authorized Polaris dealer to perform any
service that may be necessary.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Polaris Recommended Maintenance Program
To ensure many trouble-free miles of snowmobiling enjoyment, follow
recommended regular maintenance and perform service checks as outlined in this manual. Record maintenance and service in the Maintenance Log beginning on page 94.
The recommended maintenance schedule for your snowmobile calls for
a service and maintenance inspection at 50 hours, at 100 hours and at
150 hours. These inspections should be performed by a qualified service
technician.
All necessary replacement parts and labor incurred, with the exception
of authorized warranty repairs, become the responsibility of the registered owner. If, during the course of the warranty period, part failures
occur as a result of owner neglect in performing recommended regular
maintenance, the cost of repairs are the responsibility of the owner.
Personal safety is critical when attempting to service or make adjustments to your snowmobile. If you're not familiar with safe service or
adjustment procedures and the use of tools, or if you don't feel comfortable performing these tasks yourself, contact an authorized Polaris
dealer for service.
CAUTION
Hot components can cause damage to plastic. Always make sure the exhaust
system and engine have cooled before tipping the snowmobile on its side for
service or inspection.
49
ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Periodic Maintenance Chart
The following chart is a guide based on average riding conditions. You
may need to increase frequency based on riding conditions. When
inspection reveals the need for replacement parts, always use genuine
Polaris parts, available from your Polaris dealer.
ITEM
Test engine stop switch
SEE
PAGE
DAILY
20, 25
X
Test throttle safety switch
27
X
Test tether switch
20
X
Test throttle lever
operation
19, 26
X
Test brake lever
operation
19
X
Check brake operation
and adjustment
56
X
Check steering system
operation
26
X
Check operation of
headlight and taillight
31
X
Clean dust and debris
from engine
--
X
Check ski skags, replace
when worn to 1/2 original
diameter
71
X
Inspect fuel lines, replace
as needed
54
X
20, 61
X
Check engine oil level
WEEKLY OR
BEFORE
EXTENDED
PERIOD OF
OPERATION
Oil the drive chain
60
Every 10 Hrs
Check track tension,
tighten if necessary
63
Every 10 Hrs
Grease the clutch
73
Every 15 Hrs
Change oil
62
At 20 Hrs
50
50
HRS
100
HRS
150
HRS
X
X
X
ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Periodic Maintenance Chart
ITEM
SEE
PAGE
DAILY
WEEKLY OR
BEFORE
EXTENDED
PERIOD OF
OPERATION
50
HRS
100
HRS
150
HRS
Check track alignment
65
X
Check track condition
67
X
Check drive chain
tension
59
X
Check and tighten any
loose suspension
mounting bolts
72
X
Tighten ski saddle and
spindle bolts if loose
--
X
Check front and rear
limiter strap condition,
tighten loose bolts
--
X
Check slider thickness,
replace when worn (see
dealer)
68
X
Tighten rear idler wheel
bolts if loose
--
X
Check spark plug
condition
52
X
Check for brake cable
wear and adjustment
56
X
Throttle cable pivot slug
58
X
X
X
Lubricate steering post
support bracket and pivot
(aerosol)
--
X
X
X
Grease ski spindles
73
X
X
X
Lubricate ski bushings to
spindle area
73
X
X
X
Grease lower steering
post pivot
--
X
X
X
Grease rear suspension
pivot shafts
72
X
X
X
Lubricate throttle cable
58
X
X
Lubricate choke slide and
cable
58
X
X
Inspect exhaust pipe for
cracks or damage
54
X
X
X
51
ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Spark Plugs
A new engine can cause temporary spark plug fouling due to the preservative added during the assembly process. Avoid prolonged idle speeds,
which cause plug fouling and carbonization.
Refer to the specifications section beginning on page 80 for recommended spark plug type and gap.
CAUTION
Using non-recommended spark plugs can result in serious engine damage.
Always use the spark plugs recommended for your snowmobile.
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. 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.
Spark Plug Removal and Replacement
1. Stop the engine.
2. Remove the spark plug cap.
3. Using the special wrench provided in the tool pouch, rotate the
spark plug counterclockwise to remove it.
4. Reverse the procedure for spark plug installation. Torque to 12-14
ft. lbs. (16-19 Nm).
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Maintenance
ADULT SECTION
Spark Plugs
Normal Plug
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.
Wet Fouled Plug
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 oil, improper use of the choke, or incorrect carburetion adjustments.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Fuel Valve/Fuel Lines
Inspect the fuel valve and the fuel lines regularly. Carefully check the
system's fuel line condition after periods of storage. Normal deterioration from weather and fuel compounds can occur. Replace any worn or
damaged components.
Exhaust System
At approximately 50 hours, check the exhaust system for wear or damage. To inspect, allow the engine and exhaust system to cool completely.
Open the hood and inspect the muffler and pipes for cracks or damage.
Check for weak or missing retaining springs or damper/support grommets.
WARNING
Hot exhaust system parts can cause serious burns. Allow adequate time for
the exhaust system to cool. Never perform this procedure with the engine running.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Carburetor
Proper carburetor adjustment is critical, since a mixture too lean (too
much air, too little fuel) will result in overheating of the combustion
chamber causing pre-ignition of the fuel. This results in piston burning,
bearing failure, or complete engine failure. A lean mixture can be the
result of fuel line restrictions, foreign matter in the carburetor, etc. A
mixture too rich (too much fuel, too little air) is also unfavorable
because it can foul plugs and cause generally poor engine performance.
All carburetors have been pre-set at the factory for adequate fuel supply.
Higher altitude operation may require different adjustment and settings.
The number stamped in the end of the main jet indicates the jet size that
was installed at the time of manufacture. For questions about optional
jetting for conditions in your area, see your Polaris dealer.
Correct setup provides engine RPM within its given power band at full
throttle settings and also provides maximum efficiency and operation at
all other throttle openings. See your dealer for carburetor adjustments,
which may include the following:
• Carburetor component changes for specific altitude and ambient temperatures
• Choke adjustment
• Air screw settings (if applicable)
• Idle RPM adjustments
• Throttle safety switch inspections and service
• Throttle block-to-throttle flipper clearance adjustment
CAUTION
Improper carburetor adjustments can result in safety hazards as well as serious engine damage. We recommend that all carburetor adjustments be performed by your Polaris dealer.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Brake Lever Travel
3/4" (19 mm)
Firmly depress the brake lever.
Measure the clearance between
the lever and brake block.
If clearance is more than 3/4"
(19 mm), adjust the brake
cable as outlined below.
Brake Cable Adjustment
If proper adjustment cannot be achieved using the following methods,
check the brake band. If the brake band has excessive wear, see your
Polaris dealer for installation of a new band.
WARNING
Improper brake adjustment can result in brake failure, which could result in
severe injury or death. Perform the adjustment procedures exactly as outlined,
or see your Polaris dealer for service.
1. Slide the two rubber protector covers back to expose the cable
adjuster.
2. Using an 8mm wrench to hold the barrel nut, loosen the jam nut
with a 10mm wrench.
3. With your left hand, grasp the cables as close to the adjuster as possible. Use your right hand to rotate the barrel nut until you have
reached the proper brake lever adjustment.
Jam Nut
Barrel Nut
Cables
Rubber Covers
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Maintenance
ADULT SECTION
Brake Cable Adjustment
4. Check the actuator linkage to
ensure there is adequate
freedom of movement for
positive brake operation and
that all floating parts move
freely and that all parts are
mounted securely. Tighten
hardware as required.
5. Tighten the adjuster jam nut and
slide the rubber protectors onto
the adjuster.
6. The brake band is adjusted
correctly when brake lever
freeplay is 1/4- 3/8" (6-10 mm)
and clearance between the brake
lever and block with the lever
fully depressed is no more than
3/4" (19 mm). Torque the band
bolt nut to 6 ft. lbs. (8 Nm).
1/4-3/8" (6-10 mm)
Band Bolt Nut
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Throttle Cable Lubrication
With the engine off, lubricate the
throttle cable occasionally. Turn
the handlebars to the left and
lubricate liberally with Polaris All
Season Grease.
Choke/Cable Lubrication
Lubricate the choke slide and
cables occasionally as shown.
Operate the choke intermittently
before turning the engine off. This
draws moisture out of the choke
plunger area and reduces the possibility of the choke becoming frozen.
Throttle Cable Pivot Slug
Lubricate the throttle cable pivot
slug every 50 hours or twice a year
using an aerosol lubricant.
Pivot Slug
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Maintenance
ADULT SECTION
Chain Tensioner
Inspect the chain. Proper deflection is one inch (25 mm). Adjust the
chain if deflection is incorrect.
1. Loosen the nut on the chain tensioner.
2. Raise the tensioner until the correct deflection is attained.
3. Tighten the nut to 15-18 ft. lbs. (20-24 Nm).
NOTE: When the chain has stretched to within 1/8" (3 mm) of the muffler
mount bracket on the chassis, replace the chain. Inspect the sprockets
as they also wear and often need replacement when the chain is
replaced.
Muffler Mount Bracket
1" (25 mm)
1/8" (3 mm)
Chain Tensioner
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Driveline Lubrication
NOTE: Driveline noise is normal for this vehicle.
To ensure long life of the snowmobile's driveline, lubricate as follows:
• Lubricate Point A every 15 hours of operation with a small amount of
Polaris Premium All Season Grease.
• Lubricate Point B every 10 hours of operation with aerosol chain lube
or SAE 30 oil.
Engine
Point A
Carburetor
Point B
Torque Converter
(Centrifugal Clutch)
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Chain
Track
Drive Shaft
ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Engine Oil
Oil Recommendations
Polaris recommends the use of Polaris Premium 4 All Season Synthetic
Oil or any class SE, SF (API classification) or higher grade oil. If multigrade oil is used, oil consumption will increase when the ambient temperature is high.
Always check and change the oil at the intervals outlined in the Periodic
Maintenance Chart beginning on page 50. Perform the break-in oil
change after 20 hours of operation. Always change the oil any time it's
contaminated with water, fuel or debris.
CAUTION
Mixing brands or using a non-recommended oil may cause serious engine
damage. Never substitute or mix oil brands.
Oil Level
Maintain the oil level between the upper and lower marks on the dipstick.
1. Position the vehicle on a level
surface.
2. Stop the engine.
3. Remove the dipstick and wipe
it dry with a clean shop towel.
4. Insert the dipstick into the oil
fill hole completely, but do
not thread it.
Dipstick
5. Remove the dipstick and view
the oil level.
6. If the oil level is below the
lower mark on the dipstick,
Safe
add the recommended oil to
Range
the upper mark.
{
Lower
Mark
Upper
Mark
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Engine Oil
Oil Change
1. Support the rear of the
snowmobile slightly off the
ground with an appropriate
snowmobile support.
2. Place a drain pan under the
drain plug.
NOTE: The drain plug is located
under the bulkhead and
in front of the engine.
3. Remove the drain plug.
4. Remove the dipstick and
wipe it dry with a clean
shop towel.
Drain Plug
Dipstick
NOTE: The oil will drain faster with the dipstick removed.
5. Allow the oil to drain completely.
6. Reinstall the drain plug and sealing washer.
7. Using a long funnel, pour 20 oz. (.6 l) of the recommended oil into
the oil fill hole.
8. Insert the dipstick into the oil fill hole completely, but do not thread
it.
9. Remove the dipstick and view the oil level.
10. If the oil level is below the lower mark on the dipstick, add the recommended oil to the upper mark.
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Maintenance
ADULT SECTION
Track Tension
Track adjustment is critical for proper handling. Always maintain correct tension and alignment.
1. Operate the snowAdjusting
Screw
mobile to warm up
the track.
2. Stop the engine.
3. Support the rear of
the snowmobile
slightly off the
ground with an
appropriate snowIdler
mobile support.
Shaft
4. Hang a 10-pound
Bolt
(4.5 kg) weight 8
8" (20 cm)
10 lbs.
inches (20 cm) from
(4.5 kg)
the center of the
rear idler wheel.
5. Measure the distance between wear surface of the track clip and the
plastic slider at the point where the weight is hanging. Deflection at
this point should be 3/4" (19 mm).
6. If the track tension needs adjustment, follow the procedure on page
64.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Track Tension Adjustment
1. Loosen the rear idler shaft bolt.
2. Tighten or loosen the track adjusting screws to provide equal adjustment on both sides of the track.
3. Repeat the measurement on the other side of the track.
NOTE: Check tension more frequently when the machine is new.
WARNING
When performing the following checks and adjustments, stay clear of all moving parts to avoid serious personal injury. Make sure the track contains no
objects that could be thrown out while the track is rotating. Keep clear of track.
This includes but is not limited to hands, tools, feet and clothing. Make sure no
one is standing close to the machine while the track is rotating.
4. Start the engine and slowly rotate the track at least five revolutions.
Allow the track to stop rotating by itself (do not apply brakes).
5. Check and adjust track alignment. See page 65.
6. Tighten the idler shaft bolt. Torque to 35-40 ft. lbs. (47-54 Nm).
7. Readjust the toe block to proper spacing and tighten.
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Maintenance
ADULT SECTION
Track Alignment
Check track alignment at the intervals outlined in the periodic maintenance chart beginning on page 50. Make sure the track is centered and
running evenly on the slide rails. Misalignment will cause excessive
wear to the track and slide rail.
WARNING
When performing the following checks and adjustments, stay clear of all moving parts to avoid serious personal injury. Make sure the track contains no
objects that could be thrown out while the track is rotating. Keep clear of track.
This includes but is not limited to hands, tools, feet and clothing. Make sure no
one is standing close to the machine while the track is rotating.
1. Support the rear of the
snowmobile slightly off the
ground with an appropriate
snowmobile support.
2. Start the engine and apply a
small amount of throttle
until the track turns slowly
at least five complete revolutions. Stop the engine.
3. Inspect track alignment by
looking through the track
Rail
windows to make sure the
Slider
rails are evenly spaced on
each side. If the track runs
to the left, loosen the left
idler wheel mounting bolt and tighten the left track adjusting bolt. If
the track runs to the right, loosen the right idler wheel mounting bolt
and tighten the right track adjusting bolt.
4. After adjustments are complete, tighten the locknuts and idler shaft
bolts. Torque to 35-40 ft. lbs. (47-54 Nm).
5. Repeat step 2 to verify proper alignment.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Track Warm Up
After storing your snowmobile
outside overnight, warm up the
track before driving the snowmobile. This reduces drive
clutch wear.
1. Support the rear of the
snowmobile slightly off the
ground with an appropriate
snowmobile support.
WARNING
Never hold the snowmobile up or
stand behind it while rotating the
track. A loose track or flying debris
could cause serious personal injury
or death.
2. Start the engine.
3. Abruptly engage the clutch, allowing the track to turn for several
revolutions.
4. Release the throttle and apply the brakes.
5. Stop the engine.
6. Lower the rear of the snowmobile to the ground while the engine is
off.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Track Inspection
Check track condition at the intervals outlined in the periodic maintenance chart beginning on page 50.
WARNING
Inspecting the track while the engine
is running can result in serious personal injury if the track should being
to move. Never inspect the track with
the engine running. Never hold the
snowmobile up or stand behind it
while rotating the track. A loose track
or flying debris could cause serious
personal injury or death.
1. Support the rear of the
snowmobile slightly off the
ground with an appropriate
snowmobile support.
2. Rotate the track by hand to
check for wear or damage.
3. Carefully examine the
track along the entire
length of each track rod,
bending the track and
inspecting for breakage.
Common Breakage Areas
NOTE: The three most common
places where breakage
occurs are shown in the
illustration.
Lug
4. Check the track clips and
tighten any loose clips. If
any rod damage is found, install a new track.
Track
Window
NOTE: This snowmobile track has molded-in track clips. It is common for a
thin layer of rubber to detach from the clip area and peel off during initial use.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Slider Replacement
Polaris rail slides have a wear limit
indicator groove to indicate the
minimum permissible slide thickness. Replace the rail slides if they
are worn to the top of the groove at
any point along their length. Failure to do so may result in permanent damage to the track or rails.
Minimum
Thickness
Replace when
worn to top of
groove
Track Lubrication
Track failure, loss of vehicle control and braking ability can result from
extended use of this vehicle on surfaces providing marginal lubrication
between the slider and track guide clips. Examples of marginal lubrication would include lakes without snow cover, icy trails and no-snow
conditions.
The slide rail is designed to operate in conditions with adequate snow
cover in order to provide sufficient lubrication. Excessive wear indicates
insufficient lubrication. A new slider can cause faster heat build up in
limited lubrication than a used slider, resulting in excessive wear.
NOTE: Track damage or failure caused by operation on ice or poor lubrication
conditions may void the track warranty.
Steering System
The steering systems on Polaris snowmobiles can be adjusted with ski
toe alignment. Improper toe alignment can cause erratic steering. See
your dealer for adjustments.
WARNING
Improper alignment or adjustment may cause loss of steering control, resulting in serious injury or death. Do not attempt to change the ski alignment. See
your Polaris dealer.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Steering Inspection
Each week, or before a long ride, check all steering system fasteners.
Tighten any loose fasteners. The stars in the illustration below indicate
fastener locations.
Steering Adjustment
With the handlebars in a straight ahead position, and with vehicle
weight compressing the suspension, measure from the straight edge of
the skis at the center of the ski mounting bolt. The measurement
between the skis at point X should be 1/8I (3 mm) greater than the measurement at point Y.
NOTE: If the skis are misaligned, we recommend that your dealer make the
necessary adjustments.
X
+
Y
+
+
+
+
+
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Handlebar Adjustment
1. Slide the handlebar pad
upward to access the
adjuster bolts. If additional
room is required, unzip one
Lower
of the handlebar pad zippers
Nut
and roll the pad to the side.
2. Remove the upper flange
nut and carriage bolt.
3. Loosen the lower flange nut
only enough so the bracket
Upper Bolt
can move freely.
4. Position the handlebar to
the desired height.
5. Reinstall the upper carriage
bolt and flange nut.
6. Torque both flange nuts to 15-17 ft. lbs. (20-23 Nm).
7. Reinstall the handlebar pad.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Ski Skags
The skag is a replaceable bar
attached to the underside of
the ski. The purpose of the
skag is to assist in turning the
snowmobile and to prevent
the wearing away of the ski
caused by contact with roads
Skag
and other bare terrain.
Check skags weekly to maintain positive steering characteristics.
Replace skags when they are worn to half their original diameter.
NOTE: See the dealer track studding and skag chart for recommended skags.
WARNING
Worn skis and/or skags will adversely affect handling and can cause loss of
vehicle control, which can lead to serious injury or death. Replace worn skis
and/or skags when inspection reveals wear.
Skag Replacement
1. Raise and support the front of the machine so the skis are approximately 6" (15 cm) off the ground.
2. Remove the attaching nuts and pry the skag downward.
3. Remove the forward portion of the skag.
4. Reverse this procedure for new skag installation.
NOTE: If the rear idler wheel
assembly washers are
removed, be sure they are
reinstalled with the domed
side of the washer facing
outward as shown.
Rear Idler
Wheel
Washer
Domed Side
Outward
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Lubrication Recommendations
Suspension
To maintain rider comfort and to retard wear of the pivot shafts, lubricate the suspension pivot shafts with Polaris Premium All Season
Grease several times during the season and again before summer storage
each year. Lack of lubrication will result in reduced performance and a
less comfortable riding experience.
NOTE: The stars in the following illustration indicate lubrication points. A
grease gun kit complete with grease and adaptors is available to lubricate all fittings on Polaris snowmobiles. See page 82 for the part numbers of Polaris products.
IMPORTANT: Make it a weekly practice to check for loose bolts and
nuts on the suspension system. If any loose bolts are found on the rail be
sure to clean the threads and apply LOCTITE 262 before tightening.
Suspension Components
Carrier
Wheel
Torsion
Springs
Rear Limiter Strap
Torsion Spring
Sleeve
Spacer
Front Limiter
Strap
Idler
Wheel
Toe Guard
+
Rail Bumper
Torque Arm
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Adjuster
Bolts
Rail
+
Slider
Maintenance
ADULT SECTION
Lubrication Recommendations
Inspect and lubricate all greaseable components at the intervals outlined
in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 50.
Controls and Linkage
Lubricate all bushings, spindle shafts, and tie rod ends with a light coat
of oil or grease. Lubricate throttle and brake controls and cables with
Polaris Premium All Season Grease. Force a small amount of lubricant
down the cable.
Bearings
Always grease drive shaft clutch side bearings with a high quality bearing grease to prevent corrosion, which will destroy the bearings.
Electrical Connections
Separate the electrical connector blocks and clean corrosive build-up
from the connectors. Lubricate the blocks with dielectric grease and reconnect. Replace worn or frayed electrical wire and connectors. Be sure
wiring harnesses are properly secured away from sharp edges, steering
linkage, moving parts, and hot exhaust components.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Washing the Vehicle
Keeping your Polaris vehicle clean will not only improve its appearance
but it can also extend the life of various components.
CAUTION
High water pressure may damage components. Polaris recommends
washing the vehicle by hand or with a garden hose, using mild soap.
The best and safest way to clean your Polaris vehicle is with a garden
hose and a pail of mild soap and water.
1. Use a professional-type washing cloth, cleaning the upper body first
and the lower parts last.
2. Rinse with clean water frequently.
3. Dry surfaces with a chamois to prevent water spots.
Washing Tips
• Avoid the use of harsh cleaners, which can scratch the finish.
• Do not use a power washer to clean the vehicle.
NOTE: If a high pressure car wash is used (not recommended), grease all
zerk fittings immediately after washing. Also run the vehicle to evaporate any water that might have entered the engine or exhaust system.
• Do not use medium to heavy duty compounds on the finish.
• Always use clean cloths and pads for cleaning and polishing. Old or
reused cloths and pads may contain dirt particles that will scratch the
finish.
• 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
Waxing the Vehicle
Your snowmobile can be waxed with any high quality brand of automotive paste wax. Avoid the use of harsh cleaners since they can scratch
the body finish.
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Maintenance
ADULT SECTION
Storage
Off season or extended storage of your snowmobile requires preventive
measures to aid against deterioration and to prolong the useful life of
many components.
Fog the Engine
1. Treat the fuel system with Polaris Carbon Clean. See page 76.
2. Support the front end of the machine so the engine is level or tilted
slightly rearward.
3. Turn the fuel valve off.
4. Remove the spark plug.
5. Pour 5cc of Premium 4 Synthetic 0W40 engine oil into the cylinder.
6. Slowly pull the recoil starter to turn the engine over two or three
times.
7. Reinstall the spark plug.
8. Rotate the piston to bottom dead center (BDC) and
9. Slowly pull the recoil starter handle until resistance is felt. Leave it
in that position.
10. Clean the engine thoroughly with an oiled cloth.
NOTE: If Polaris fuel system additive is not used, the fuel tank, fuel lines, and
carburetor should be completely drained of gasoline. Observe all fire
safety rules when draining the carburetor. Review the fuel-related
warnings on page 43. To eliminate any fuel remaining in the carburetor, run the engine until it stops.
75
ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Storage
Stabilize the Fuel
Proper off-season preparation of the engine and fuel system is vital to
the prevention of rust and corrosion formation on precision engine parts
during storage. See page 82 for the part numbers of Polaris products.
1. Fill the fuel tank with fresh fuel.
2. Add Polaris Carbon Clean Fuel Treatment or Polaris Fuel Stabilizer.
Follow the instructions on the container for the recommended
amount.
NOTE: Carbon Clean removes water from fuel systems, stabilizes fuel and
removes carbon deposits from pistons, rings, valves and exhaust systems.
3. Start the engine. Allow it to idle for five minutes to disperse additives through the entire fuel system.
4. Turn the fuel valve off.
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Maintenance
ADULT SECTION
Storage
Track and Suspension
Support the rear of the snowmobile
slightly off the ground with an appropriate
snowmobile support. This will allow the
track to hang freely.
Elevate the front end of the machine and
place blocks securely under it to remove
tension from the shocks and springs. This
will minimize fatigue on the front shocks
and springs.
Storage Area
Your snowmobile should be stored in a dry garage or shed, out of direct
sunlight. It should be covered with a fabric snowmobile cover. Plastic
covers can cause condensation to form and may damage some snowmobile components.
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ADULT SECTION
Maintenance
Transporting the Snowmobile
Whenever the snowmobile is transported the following measures should
be taken:
1. Turn the fuel valve off.
2. Be sure the fuel cap is installed correctly.
3. Always tie the snowmobile to the transporting unit securely using
suitable straps.
Fall Tune-Up
To obtain maximum performance from your snowmobile, we encourage
you to arrange for a fall service tune-up with your Polaris dealer.
Towing
Do not pull or tow any person or object behind this snowmobile. If a
disabled snowmobile must be towed by another snowmobile, attach the
tow rope to the spindles of the disabled snowmobile, not to the ski toe
loops.
Emergency Preparation
For your added protection, carry the following items in your snowmobile when traveling farther than a five-minute walk from home.
• Extra Spark Plugs
• First Aid Kit
• Winter Survival Kit
• Extra Gloves
• Owner's Manual
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine Turns Over, Fails to Start
Contact your Polaris dealer for service if you're unable to identify solutions using the following chart.
Possible Cause
Solution
Tether switch not engaged
Install tether switch/strap
Engine stop switch not on
Pull stop switch up to RUN position
Throttle safety switch malfunction
See your Polaris dealer
Out of fuel
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 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
Overuse of choke
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark
plugs
Mechanical failure
See your Polaris dealer
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SPECIFICATIONS
Capacities and Dimensions
Body Style
Rider/Weight Capacity
Dry Weight
Fuel Tank Capacity
Engine Oil Capacity
Height
Length
Width
Track Length
Track Width
Brake Type
Ski Center Distance
Clutch Type
Drive Chain Length
Mini Indy
1/150 lbs. (68 kg) maximum
147.5 lbs. (67 kg)
.5 gal. (1.9 l)
20 oz. (.6 l)
31 in. (78.7 cm)
75 in. (190.5 cm)
34 in. (86.4 cm)
69 in. (175.3 cm)
10 in. (25.4 cm)
Mechanical
30 in. (76.2 cm)
Centrifugal
#40
Suspension
Front Type
IFS Shock Type
Rear Type
IFS
Mini
Mini Indy
Engine and Cooling
Engine Model Number
Alternator Output
Bore x Stroke
Displacement
Carburetor Model
Idle RPM +/- 200
Main Jet
Pilot Jet
Cutaway
EH122PM017
50 watt @ 3600 rpm
60 x 43 mm
121 cc
Mikuni BV18
1650
NOTE: These carburetor
70
settings are to be used in
conjunction with the jetting
50
chart on the following page,
170 Throttle
which is based on the
Valve
recommended fuel octane.
Fuel Screw
1.75 Turns
Pilot Air Jet
1.3
Cooling
Air
Cylinders
1
Ignition Timing
23° BTDC @ 3600 RPM
Ignition Type
Flywheel Magneto (solid state)
Oil Injection
0W-40 Synthetic
Spark Plug/Gap
NGK BR6ES/.028" (.70 mm)
Recommended Fuel Octane Minimum 87 octane non-oxygenated or 89
octane oxygenated
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SPECIFICATIONS
Carburetor Jetting
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
ALTITUDE
Meters (Feet)
Below -30° to -10°F -15° to +5°F 0° to +20°F +15° to +35°F +30° to +50°F +45° to +65°F Above
(-9° to +2°C)
(-1° to +10°C)
(+7° to +18°C) +60°F
-25°F (-34° to -23°C) (-26°C to -15°C) (-18° to -7°C)
(-31°C)
(+16°C)
NOTE: Main jet is the first number in each cell; Pilot jet is the second number (in italics)
0-600
(0-2000)
72.5
55
72.5
55
70
50
70
50
70
50
67.5
50
67.5
45
67.5
45
600-1200
(2000-4000)
70
50
70
50
70
50
67.5
50
67.5
50
67.5
50
65
45
65
45
1200-1800
(4000-6000)
67.5
50
67.5
50
67.5
50
65
50
65
50
65
45
62.5
45
62.5
45
1800-2400
(6000-8000)
65
50
65
50
65
50
65
50
65
45
62.5
45
62.5
45
60
45
2400-3000
(8000-10000)
65
50
65
50
62.5
50
62.5
45
60
45
60
45
60
45
60
45
3000-3700
(10000-12000)
62.5
50
62.5
50
60
45
60
45
60
45
57.5
45
57.5
45
57.5
45
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POLARIS PRODUCTS
Part No.
Description
Engine Lubricants
2870791
Fogging Oil (12 oz. Aerosol)
2871281
Premium 4 Synthetic 0W-40 Engine Oil (4-Cycle)(qt.)
2873602
Premium Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant (qt.)
2871653
Premium Front Gearcase Fluid (8 oz.)
2871654
Premium Demand Drive Hub Fluid (8 oz.)
2871312
Grease Gun Kit, Premium All Season (3 oz.)
2871322
Premium All Season Grease (3 oz. cartridge)
2871423
Premium All Season Grease (14 oz. cartridge)
2871329
Dielectric Grease (Nyogelt)
Gearcase/Transmission Lubricants
Grease/Specialized Lubricants
Coolant
2871323
Anitfreeze, 60/40 Premix (gal.)
2871534
Anitfreeze, 60/40 Premix (qt.)
Additives/Miscellaneous
2871326
Carbon Clean Plus (12 oz.)
2870652
Fuel Stabilizer (16 oz.)
2872189
DOT 4 Brake Fluid (12 oz.)
2872893
Engine Degreaser (12 oz.)
2870505
Isopropyl
2872889
Brake and Clutch Cleaner
2872890
Carb and Throttle Body Cleaner
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Service and Warranty Information
WARRANTY
Obtaining Service and Warranty Assistance
Read and understand the service data and the Polaris warranty information contained in this manual. Contact your Polaris dealer for replacement parts, service
or warranty. Your dealer receives frequent updates on changes, modifications
and tips on snowmobile maintenance, which may supersede information contained in this manual. Your dealer is also familiar with Polaris policies and procedures and will be happy to assist you.
When contacting us about parts, service, or warranty, always provide the following information:
1. Serial number
2. Model number
3. Dealer name
4. Date of purchase
5. Details of trouble experienced
6. Length of time and conditions of operation
7. Previous correspondence
Use the page provided near the front of your Owner's Manual to record the
identification numbers of your snowmobile and its engine.
Polaris Customer Service
United States: 1-763-417-8650
Canada: 1-204-925-7100
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Service and Warranty Information
Polaris Anti-Theft System
The Polaris anti-theft system (PATS) monitoring program is designed to aid
owners of registered snowmobiles in recovery of stolen machines.
Administration
1.
Polaris snowmobile owner reports theft.
A. In addition to notifying the proper law enforcement officials, the
owner must call Polaris Customer Service.
B. Owners must provide their name, address, telephone number and
the model and serial number of stolen machines.
2.
Polaris warranty will provide all dealerships with a monthly updated list of
all stolen units to further monitor thefts.
3.
Polaris warranty will aid in notifying the proper owner when a unit is
recovered.
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Limited Warranty
Polaris Sales Inc., 2100 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340, provides a ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on all components of the Polaris snowmobile against defects in
material or workmanship. This warranty covers the parts and labor charges for repair or
replacement of defective parts that are covered by this warranty. The warranty begins on
the date of purchase. This warranty is transferable to another consumer, during the warranty period, through a Polaris dealer.
Registration
At the time of sale, the Warranty Registration Form must be completed by your dealer
and submitted to Polaris within ten days. Upon receipt of this registration, Polaris will
record the registration for warranty. No verification of registration will be sent to the
purchaser as the copy of the Warranty Registration Form will be the warranty entitlement. If you have not signed the original registration and received the customer copy,
please contact your dealer immediately. NO WARRANTY COVERAGE WILL BE
ALLOWED UNLESS THE SNOWMOBILE IS REGISTERED WITH POLARIS.
Initial dealer preparation and setup of your snowmobile is very important in ensuring
trouble-free operation. Purchasing a snowmobile in the crate or without proper dealer
setup will void your warranty coverage.
Warranty Coverage and Exclusions
Limitations of warranties and remedies
This warranty excludes any failures not caused by a defect in material or workmanship.
The warranty does not cover accidental damage, normal wear and tear, abuse or
improper handling. The warranty also does not cover any snowmobile that has been
structurally altered, neglected, improperly maintained, used for racing or used for purposes other than for which it was manufactured. The warranty does not cover any damages that occur during trailer transit or as a result of unauthorized service or 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 snowmobile 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 snowmobile.
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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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 ONE YEAR
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 snowmobile requires warranty service, you must take it to a Polaris dealer authorized to repair Polaris snowmobiles. 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 recommends 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. Your dealer will contact the
appropriate personnel at Polaris if additional assistance is needed.
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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Conditions and Exclusions
In order to qualify for warranty, the product must have been properly set up and tested
by a Polaris Dealer (if applicable). Failure of any dealer to perform the required vehicle
Pre-Delivery Inspection, perform all applicable service bulletins and have the consumer
sign the PDI form prior to delivery may void the warranty. Failure to provide proof of
required periodic maintenance upon request may result in denial of warranty coverage.
Use of the recommended Polaris products for lubrication and maintenance as directed by
the Owner's manual is highly recommended. Should a failure occur during the warranty
period resulting from the use of non-recommended products, warranty coverage may be
denied.
Warranty does not apply to parts exposed to friction surfaces, stresses, environmental
conditions and/or contamination. The following items are excluded from warranty consideration if the failure was due to wear or not the direct result of a defect:
Skis
Tracks
Suspension components
Brake components
Seat components
Clutches and components
Steering components
Batteries
Light bulbs/Sealed beam lamps
Idler wheels
Ski wear rods
Slide rails
Finished and unfinished surfaces
Carburetor/Throttle body components
Engine components
Drive belts
Hydraulic components
Circuit breakers/Fuses
Electronic components
Warranty applies to the product only and does not allow for coverage of personal loss.
Some items are considered "consumable," meaning they are considered part of normal
maintenance or part of completing an effective repair. The following items are excluded
from warranty coverage in the event of a warranty claim:
Spark Plugs
Filters
Fuel
Sealants
Hotel fees
Towing charges
Mileage
Rentals/Loss of product use
Lubricants such as oil, grease, etc.
Batteries (unless defective)
Cosmetic damage/repair
Coolants
Meals
Shipping/ handling fees
Product pick-up/delivery
Loss of vacation/personal time
This warranty also excludes failures resulting from improper lubrication; improper
engine timing; improper fuel; surface imperfections caused by external stress, heat, cold
or contamination; operator error or abuse; improper component alignment, tension,
adjustment or altitude compensation; failure due to snow, water, dirt or other foreign
substance ingestion/contamination; improper maintenance; modified components; use
of aftermarket components resulting in failure; unauthorized repairs; repairs made after
the warranty period expires or by an unauthorized repair center; use of the product in
competition or for commercial purposes. Warranty will not apply to any product which
has been damaged by abuse, accident, fire or any other casualty not determined a defect
of materials or workmanship.
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WARRANTY
Polaris Second Year Engine Service Contract
Second Year Engine Service Contract is standard on all eligible new and unused snowmobiles that were Snow Checked through an authorized Polaris dealer during the
March/April Snow Check promotion. The free Second Year Engine Service Contract is
honored by all authorized Polaris snowmobile dealers in North America and is transferable 120 days after the original purchase date, free of charge, through any Polaris snowmobile dealer. Coverage on Snow Check units is automatic. Although you do not
receive a warranty card, your dealership should have printed a copy of the warranty registration form. This form is your proof of warranty.
Consumer Exclusions
• Each repair visit after the first twelve months of standard warranty coverage is subject to a $50 deductible.
• The free Second Year Engine Service Contract applies to the first 5,000 miles or two
(2) calendar years from date of purchase, whichever comes first. Tampering with the
odometer shall void all warranties/service contracts. No extensions to coverage under
this engine service contract can be given. Used snowmobiles are not eligible under
this program.
• Snowmobiles used for commercial purposes or for racing are excluded from coverage.
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WARRANTY
Polaris Second Year Engine Service Contract
Coverage
Coverage for second year engine failures due to defects in materials and workmanship
will be determined by Polaris in its sole discretion. Coverage is automatic with no additional paperwork required. The free Second Year Engine Service Contract is subject to a
$50 deductible per visit. Regular, documented service maintenance visits are required to
validate this warranty.
A partial list of items excluded from coverage includes:
• Damage due to accident, fire, explosion, theft, or other causes beyond Polaris' control.
• Damage caused by the failure of other components of the snowmobile.
• Failures caused by improper fuel or oil.
• Piston seizures, unless caused by a defective engine component.
• Failures caused due to improper adjustments.
• Failure due to unauthorized service.
• Failures due to lack of service as required in the owner's manual or Polaris updates.
This includes off-season storage as listed in the owner's manual.
• Failure due to use of unauthorized parts or modifications.
• Normal wear parts, including but not limited to spark plugs, hoses, batteries, controls,
and recoil ropes are excluded from coverage. Gaskets are covered, as are intake and
exhaust manifolds excluding paint coverage.
• Electrical coverage is limited to the ECU box, coils, stator plate, and sensors. Wiring
and other electrical components are excluded from coverage.
• Cooling system coverage is limited to the water pump assembly and components,
fan, fan bearings, temperature sensor, gasket and seals.
• Non wear related throttle body parts are covered. The fuel pump is covered.
• Clutches and related clutch parts, including but not limited to, the drive belt, are
excluded from coverage.
• Electrical components are excluded from coverage.
• Gearcases and transmissions are excluded from coverage.
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WARRANTY
Exported Vehicles
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.
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Exported Vehicles
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.
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 (see page 83).
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WARRANTY
Snowmobile Engine Emissions Limited Warranty
This snowmobile engine emissions limited warranty is in addition to the Polaris standard limited warranty for snowmobiles. Polaris Industries Inc. warrants that at the time
it is first purchased, this emissions-certified snowmobile engine meets current U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency regulations applicable to snowmobile emissions
under 40 CFR1051, 1065 and 1068.
Polaris warrants that the engine is free from defects in materials and workmanship that
would cause it to fail to meet these regulations. The warranty period for this emissions
certified snowmobile engine starts on the date when the engine is first purchased and
continues for 4000 kilometers (2485 miles) of vehicle travel, 200 hours of operation, or
30 calendar months, whichever comes first.
This engine emissions limited warranty covers the parts and labor charges for repair or
replacement of defective parts that are covered by this warranty. This includes components whose failure increases the snowmobile engine's emissions. To the extent they are
present on your snowmobile engine, this includes electronic controls, fuel injection
components, exhaust-gas recirculation system components, and aftertreatment system
components. Replacing or repairing other components not covered by this warranty is
the responsibility of the snowmobile owner.
The exclusive remedy for breach of this limited warranty shall be, at the exclusive
option of Polaris, repair or replacement of any defective materials, components or products.
THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY
REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY.
POLARIS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY DESCRIPTION,WHETHER
ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE
LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD DESCRIBED HEREIN.
POLARIS DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOT STATED IN THIS
WARRANTY.
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Snowmobile Engine Emissions Limited Warranty
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitation may not apply if it is inconsistent with the controlling state law. This limited
warranty excludes failures not caused by a defect in material or workmanship. This limited warranty does not cover damage due to accidents, abuse or improper handling,
maintenance or use. This limited warranty also does not cover any engine that has been
structurally altered, or any engine that has been used in racing competition. This limited
warranty also does not cover physical damage, corrosion or defects caused by fire,
explosions or other similar causes beyond the control of Polaris.
Owners are responsible for performing the scheduled maintenance identified in the
owner's manual. Polaris can deny an emissions warranty claim if any specified critical
emissions-related maintenance is not performed. Performance of other scheduled maintenance is strongly recommended, but is not necessary to keep the emissions-related
warranty valid.
Any qualified repair shop or qualified person may maintain, replace, or repair the emission control devices or systems on your snowmobile. Polaris recommends that you contact an authorized Polaris dealer to perform any service that may be necessary.
It is a potential violation of the Clean Air Act if a part supplied by an aftermarket parts
manufacturer reduces the effectiveness of the vehicle's emission controls. Tampering
with emission controls is prohibited by federal law and may result in civil penalties.
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MAINTENANCE LOG
Present this section of your manual to your dealer each time your snowmobile is serviced. This will provide you and future owners with an
accurate log of maintenance and services performed on the snowmobile.
DATE
HOURS
50
100
150
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TECHNICIAN
SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS
MAINTENANCE LOG
DATE
HOURS
TECHNICIAN
SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS
95
INDEX
A
H
Air Pollution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Handlebar Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Hood Hold-Down Strap. . . . . . . . . . . 15
B
Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Brake Cable Adjustment . . . . . . . 56-57
Brake Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Brake Lever Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
C
D
46
36
60
38
36
E
F
78
43
54
54
G
Gas Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
96
L
Lubrication
Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Controls and Linkage. . . . . . . . . 73
Electrical Connections. . . . . . . . 73
Lubrication Recommendations . . 72-73
M
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-78
Maintenance Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51
Maintenance Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94-95
Maintenance Program . . . . . . . . . 12, 49
Modifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
N
Noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Electrical Connections . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Emergency Preparation . . . . . . . . . . 78
Emission Control Information . . . . . 48
Emissions Limited Warranty . . . . 92-93
Engine Break-In. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-62
Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Engine Stop Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Fall Tune-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
K
Know Your Snowmobile . . . . . . . 14-18
Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Carburetor Jetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Chain Tensioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Choke Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Choke/Cable Lubrication. . . . . . . . . 58
Component Identification . . . . . . 40-41
Controls and Linkage. . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Customer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Daily Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drive-Away from Parked . . . . . . . .
Driveline Lubrication. . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving on Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving Responsibly . . . . . . . . . . . .
I
Ice and Hard-Packed Surfaces. . . . . . 37
Ignition Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
O
Oil Change. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Oil Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Oil, Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-62
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-47
Operation Warnings. . . . . . . . . . . 29-39
P
Polaris Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Pre-Ride Check . . . . . . . . 19-20, 25-28
Pre-Ride Warm-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
R
Recoil Starter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Registration, Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Riding Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-24
INDEX
S
T
Safety Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Safety Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Signal Words. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Skag Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Ski Skags. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Slider Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Snow and Ice Build-Up. . . . . . . . . . . 36
Snow Conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Spark Plug Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53
Speed/Performance Regulation. . . . . 44
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Steering Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Steering Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Steering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Stop Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Stopping Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 75-77
Engine Fogging. . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Stabilize the Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Storage Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Track and Suspension . . . . . . . . 77
Suspension Components . . . . . . . . . . 72
Suspension Lubrication. . . . . . . . . . . 72
Tether Strap/Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Throttle Cable Lubrication . . . . . . . . 58
Throttle Cable Pivot Slug . . . . . . . . . 58
Throttle Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Track Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Track Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Track Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 68
Track Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Track Tension Adjustment . . . . . . . . 64
Transporting the Snowmobile. . . . . . 78
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
V
Vehicle Identification Numbers . . . . . 9
W
Washing the Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Waxing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Windchill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
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