2017
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Alterra 700/XT™
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UNDER
16
WARNING
Operating this ATV if you are under
the age of 16 increases your chance
of severe injury or death.
NEVER operate this ATV if you are
under 16.
Do not remove this Operator’s Manual from this ATV
according to the guidelines and agreement with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Read this manual carefully.
It contains important safety
information.
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YOUR ATV CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO
OPERATE.
A collision or rollover can occur quickly,
even during routine maneuvers such as
turning and driving on hills or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions.
Labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a label comes off
or becomes hard to read, contact your
Arctic Cat dealer for a replacement.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNFor your safety, it is important to under- INGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANstand and follow all the warnings con- UAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS
tained in this Operator’s Manual and the INJURY OR DEATH.
labels on your ATV prior to riding.
For your safety, it is important all operaThis Arctic Cat ATV Operator’s Manual tors be properly trained to operate an
should be considered a permanent part of ATV. Training is available: U.S. owners,
the ATV and must remain with the ATV call 800-887-2887; Canadian owners,
at the time of resale. If the ATV changes call 613-739-1535.
ownership more than once, contact Arctic
Cat Inc., Service Department, P.O. Box Un cours d’instruction est disponible:
810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, for pour les propriétaires canadiens, composez le 613-739-1535.
proper registration information.
Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations:
!
The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION!
BE ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
! WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION, without the safety alert symbol, is
used to address practices not related to personal injury.
 NOTE:
A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or more clear.
California Proposition 65
! WARNING
This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Foreword
Congratulations and thank you from Arctic Cat Inc. for purchasing an ARCTIC
CAT® All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Built
with American engineering and manufacturing know-how, it is designed to provide superior ride, comfort, utility, and
dependable service.
Some illustrations used in this manual are
used for clarity purposes only and are not
designed to depict actual conditions.
Because Arctic Cat Inc. constantly refines
and improves its products, no retroactive
obligation is incurred.
Parts and Accessories
You have chosen a quality Arctic Cat
ATV designed and built to give dependable service. Be sure, as the owner/operator of an Arctic Cat ATV, to become
thoroughly familiar with its basic operation, maintenance, and storage procedures. Read and understand the entire
Operator’s Manual before operating the
ATV to ensure safe and proper use of
your new Arctic Cat ATV. Always operate the ATV within your level of skill and
current terrain conditions.
When in need of replacement parts,
oil, or accessories for your Arctic Cat
ATV, be sure to use only GENUINE
ARCTIC CAT PARTS, OIL, AND
ACCESSORIES. Only genuine Arctic Cat parts, oil, and accessories
are engineered to meet the standards and requirements of your
Arctic Cat ATV. For a complete list
of accessories, refer to the current
Arctic Cat ATV Accessory Catalog.
This Operator’s Manual is furnished to
ensure that the operator is aware of safe
operating procedures. It also includes
information about the general care and
maintenance of your ATV.
To aid in service and maintenance
procedures on this ATV, a Service
Manual and an Illustrated Parts Manual are available through your local
Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
Carefully read the following pages. If
you have any questions regarding this
ATV, contact an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer for assistance. Remember,
only authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealers
have the knowledge and facilities to provide you with the best service possible.
Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute
recommend that all ATV operators ride the
appropriate-sized ATV according to age.
Protect Your Sport
• Know all local, state/provincial riding
laws,
• Respect your ATV,
• Respect the environment, and
• You will gain the respect of others.
We also advise you to strictly follow the
recommended maintenance program as
outlined. This preventive maintenance
program is designed to ensure that all
critical components on this ATV are thoroughly inspected at various intervals.
Category
Speed
Age Limitations
(Years)
(MPH)
NOTES
Y-12+
Operate
12 or 15 - Limited
Under Adult
Older 30 - Maximum Supervision
T-14
20 - Limited
Operate
14 or
30 - Limited Under Adult
Older 38
- Maximum Supervision
G&S
According to
16 or
RegulaOlder Localtions
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All information in this manual is based on
the latest product data and specifications
available at the time of printing. Arctic
Cat Inc. reserves the right to make product
changes and improvements which may
affect illustrations or explanations without
notice.
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Table of Contents
Foreword .................................................. 1
Parts and Accessories............................ 1
DIVISION I - SAFETY
ATV Safety Alert ...................................... 4
Rider Training Course ............................. 5
Warning Labels and Information............ 6
Hangtag .................................................... 8
Warnings ............................................. 9-13
Prevention......................................... 18-20
Safe Riding Clothing and Gear ............ 18
ATV Condition ...................................... 19
First Aid and Survival ........................... 20
Active Riding ......................................... 22
Sound Judgment .............................. 23-25
Environment ......................................... 23
Those Around You................................ 23
Equipment ............................................ 24
Load Capacity Ratings Chart ............... 25
Speedrack ............................................ 25
Personal Choices ................................. 25
Supervision............................................ 27
Taking Responsibility............................ 27
Inexperienced/Untrained Riders ....... 27
Experienced/Trained Riders.............. 27
DIVISION II OPERATION/
MAINTENANCE
ATV Specifications ................................ 28
Location of Parts and Controls ............ 29
ATV Operation .................................. 30-38
Basic Operating Maneuvers ................. 30
Starting a Cold Engine...................... 30
Starting the Engine ........................... 30
Handling the ATV (Active Riding
Techniques)....................................... 31
Tips ...................................................... 37
General Information ......................... 39-48
Control Locations and Functions.......... 39
Power Steering..................................... 42
Speedometer/LCD Gauge.................... 42
Oil Level Stick....................................... 44
Seat Latch ............................................ 45
Safety Flag Bracket .............................. 45
Rack Loading (Front and Rear)............ 45
Trailering and Towing ........................... 45
Transporting ......................................... 46
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Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant ......................... 47
Engine Break-In ................................... 48
Burnishing Brake Pads......................... 48
General Maintenance ....................... 49-62
General Maintenance ........................... 49
Liquid Cooling System ......................... 50
Shock Absorbers .................................. 51
General Lubrication.............................. 51
Hydraulic Hand Brake .......................... 53
Brake Fluid ........................................ 53
Brake Lever Lock .............................. 53
Brake Hoses ..................................... 53
Brake Pads........................................ 53
Rear Foot Brake ................................... 53
Gas Hoses ........................................... 54
Protective Rubber Boots ...................... 54
Battery.................................................. 54
Jump-Starting....................................... 56
Spark Plug............................................ 57
Throttle Cable Adjustment.................... 57
Air Filter................................................ 58
Air Filter Housing Drain ........................ 58
Draining V-Belt Cover ........................... 58
Tires ..................................................... 59
Wheels ................................................. 59
Muffler/Spark Arrester .......................... 60
Light Bulb Replacement ....................... 60
Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim ....... 61
Fuses ................................................... 61
Electrical Output Terminals .................. 62
Storage Compartment/Tools ................ 62
Preparation for Storage ........................ 63
Preparation after Storage ..................... 64
Limited Warranty ................................... 65
Warranty Procedure/Owner
Responsibility.................................... 66
Arctic Cat ATV Emission Control
Warranty Statement........................... 67
Arctic Cat Emission Control System
Limited Warranty ............................... 68
U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/
Warranty Coverage (U.S. Only) ........ 69
Declaration of Conformity .................... 70
Change of Address, Ownership, or
Warranty Transfer .............................. 71
Maintenance Record ........................ 73-74
Identification Numbers Record ......Inside
Back Cover
DIVISION I - SAFETY
AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE
HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE.
• Always go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be
alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV.
• Never operate on excessively rough, slippery, or loose terrain.
• Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this manual. Practice turning
at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed.
• Always have the ATV checked by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer if it has been
involved in an accident.
• Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on
smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
• Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this manual. Check
the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with slippery or loose
surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden
gear changes. Never go over the top of any hill at high speed.
• Always follow proper procedures for going down hills and for braking on hills as
described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill.
Shift your weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a
hill at an angle which would cause the ATV to lean sharply to one side. Go straight
down the hill where possible.
• Always follow proper procedures for crossing the side of a hill as described in this manual. Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of
the ATV. Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the
turning techniques described in this manual on level ground. Avoid crossing the side of
a steep hill if possible.
• Always be careful of skidding or sliding. On slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly
and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
• Always use proper procedures if you stall or roll backward when climbing a hill. To
avoid stalling, maintain a steady speed when climbing a hill. If you stall or roll backwards, follow the special procedure for braking described in this manual. Dismount on
the uphill side or to either side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and
mount following the procedure described in this manual.
• Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area. Never attempt to operate over
large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. Always follow proper procedures when
operating over obstacles as described in this manual.
• Never operate an ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving
water. If necessary, apply them lightly several times to let friction dry out the pads.
• Always be sure there are no obstacles or people behind you when you operate in reverse.
When it is safe to proceed in reverse, go slowly. Avoid turning at sharp angles in reverse.
• Always use the size and type tires specified in this manual. Always maintain proper tire
pressure as described in this manual.
• Never improperly install or improperly use accessories on this ATV.
• Never install a twist grip throttle on this ATV.
• Never exceed the stated load capacity for an ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed
and securely attached. Reduce speed and follow instructions in this manual for carrying
cargo or pulling a trailer and allow greater distance for braking.
• No one under the age of 16 should operate this ATV. Some operators at the age of 16 may
not be able to operate an ATV safely. Parents should supervise the use of the ATV at all
times. Parents should permit continued use only if they determine that the operator has the
ability to operate the ATV safely.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the ATV Safety
Institute at 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada).
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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ATV Safety Alert
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has concluded that ALL-TERRAIN
VEHICLES (ATV’s) may present a risk
of DEATH or SEVERE INJURY in certain circumstances. Accidents may occur
for many reasons:
*** Over 2132 people, including many
children, have died in accidents associated with ATV’s since 2010.
*** Many people have become severely
paralyzed or suffered severe internal
injuries as a result of accidents associated with ATV’s.
*** Every month thousands of people are
treated in hospital emergency rooms
for injuries received while riding an
ATV.
You should be aware that AN ATV IS
NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. An ATV handles
differently from other vehicles, including
motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and
driving on hills and over obstacles, if you
fail to take proper precautions.
TO AVOID DEATH OR SEVERE
PERSONAL INJURY:
* Always read the Operator’s Manual
carefully and follow the operating
procedures described. Pay special
attention to the warnings contained in
the manual and on all labels.
* Never operate an ATV without proper
instruction. Take a training course.
Beginners should complete a training
course.
* Always follow these age recommendations:
* Never carry a passenger on an ATV.
Carrying a passenger may upset the
balance of the ATV and may result in
loss of control.
* Always avoid paved surfaces. ATV’s
are not designed to be used on paved
surfaces and may seriously affect
handling and control.
* Never operate an ATV on a public
road, even a dirt or gravel one,
because you may not be able to avoid
colliding with other vehicles. Also,
operating an ATV on a public road
may be against the law.
* Never operate an ATV without an
approved motorcycle helmet, eye
protection, boots, gloves, long pants,
and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket.
* Never consume alcohol or drugs
before or while operating an ATV.
* Never operate an ATV at excessive
speeds. Go at a speed which is proper
for the terrain, visibility conditions,
and your experience.
* Never attempt to do wheelies, jumps,
or other stunts.
* Always be careful when operating an
ATV, especially when approaching
hills, turns, and obstacles and when
operating on unfamiliar or rough terrain.
* Never lend an ATV to anyone who
has not taken a training course or has
not been driving an ATV for at least a
year.
• A Y-12+ is intended for use by children
age 12 or older, and a T-14 is intended
for use by an operator age 14 or older.
• A child under 16 years old should
never operate an ATV without adult
supervision. Children need to be
observed carefully because not all children have the strength, size, skills, or
judgment to operate an ATV safely.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Rider Training Course
Arctic Cat sponsors a free Rider Training
Course to teach ATV riding skills or to
reinforce current riding skills. First-time
purchasers without any previous ATV
riding experience will receive a $100.00
coupon from Arctic Cat through the
SVIA/ASI after completing the training
course (U.S. owners only, one incentive,
and free rider training courses for appropriate immediate family members per
ATV purchase). See an authorized Arctic
Cat ATV dealer for details or call (800)
887-2887 for training course information.
In Canada, the Canada Safety Council
(CSC) provides an ATV Rider’s Course
to teach safe ATV operating skills. They
also provide a special ATV Rider’s
Course for children under 14 years of age
with parental supervision. Call the CSC
at 1-613-739-1535 ext. 227 for more
details. Also available is a bilingual comMORE
INFORMATION
puter-based safety training program on a FOR
CD-ROM from CATV - call toll-free at ABOUT ATV SAFETY, in the U.S.,
call the Consumer Product Safety
1-877-470-2288.
Au canada, le conseil canadien de la
sécurité (CSC) offre un cours de conduite
de VTT pour enseigner les habiletés
d’opération sécuritaires de VTT. Un
cours spécial de conduite de VTT est
également offert aux enfants de moins de
14 ans avec la surveillance d’un parent.
Communiquez avec le CSC en composant le: 1-613-739-1535, poste 227
pour de plus amples informations. Un
programme de formation bilingue informatisé sur la sécurité est aussi disponible
sur disque optique compact par CATV;
composez sans frais le: 1-877-470-2288.
! WARNING
Commission at (800) 638-2772 or the
ATV Distibutors’ Safety Hotline at
(800) 852-5344 or in Canada, call the
Canada Safety Council at 1-613-7391535 ext. 227.
Visit the Arctic Cat Inc. website at
www.arcticcat.com for additional product information.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Warning Labels and Information
An Arctic Cat ATV comes with several labels containing important safety information.
Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding. The
labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a label comes off or becomes
hard to read, contact your Arctic Cat ATV dealer for a replacement.
 NOTE: The location and content of labels on the ATV you have purchased
may differ from those shown on this page.
WL17XT_1
Pour commander des Etiquettes de Mise en Garde gratuites, voyez votre détaillant de
autorisé VTT Arctic Cat pour le numéro de pièce 2436-558.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Warning Labels and Information
WL17XT_2
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Hangtag
An Arctic Cat ATV comes with a hangtag containing important safety information.
Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Warnings
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV without proper instruction.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know how to
operate the ATV properly in different situations and on different types of terrain.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete the certified training
course offered. They should then regularly practice the skills learned in the course
and the operating techniques described in this Operator’s Manual.
For more information about the training course, contact an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer or call 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada).
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Allowing anyone under age 16 to operate this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of an ATV by children can lead to severe injury or death of the child.
Children under the age of 16 may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment needed
to operate the ATV safely and may be involved in a serious accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
A child under 16 should never operate this ATV.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Carrying a passenger on this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Greatly reduces your ability to balance and control this
ATV.
Could cause an accident, resulting in injury or death to
you and/or your passenger.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never carry a passenger. The long seat is to allow the operator to shift positions as
needed during operation. It is not for carrying passengers.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Attempting wheelies, jumps, and other stunts.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the chance of an accident including a rollover.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps. Don’t
try to show off.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on paved surfaces.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV’s tires are designed for off-road use only, not
for use on pavement. Paved surfaces may seriously
affect handling and control of the ATV and may cause
the ATV to go out of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Whenever possible, avoid operating the ATV on any paved surfaces including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets. If operating on paved surfaces is
unavoidable, travel slowly (less than 10 MPH) and avoid sudden turns and stops.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV without wearing an approved helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Operating without an approved helmet increases your
chances of a severe head injury or death in the event of
an accident.
Operating without eye protection can result in an accident and increases your chances of a severe injury in
the event of an accident.
Operating without protective clothing increases your
chances of severe injury in the event of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always wear an approved helmet that fits properly.
You should also wear: Eye protection (goggles or face shield)
Gloves
Boots
Long sleeved shirt or jacket
Long pants
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating on rough, slippery,
or loose terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of traction or control of the ATV which
could result in an accident including a rollover.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not operate on rough, slippery, or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced
the skills necessary to control the ATV on such terrain.
Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV after or while consuming alcohol or drugs.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could seriously affect your judgment.
Could cause you to react more slowly.
Could affect your balance and perception.
Could result in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this ATV.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV at excessive speeds.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases your chances of losing control of the ATV, which can result in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always ride at a speed that is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to inspect the ATV before operating.
Failure to properly maintain the ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure the ATV is in safe operating condition.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules
described in this Operator’s Manual.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Removing hands from handlebar or feet from footrests during operation.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the ATV or
could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the ATV. If you remove a foot from
a footrest, your foot or leg may come into contact with the wheels, which could
injure you or cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always keep both hands on the handlebar and both feet on the footrests of your
ATV during operation.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating the ATV on
unfamiliar terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps, or holes
without enough time to react.
Could result in the ATV overturning or going out of
control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain.
Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Avoid crossing the side of a hill or turning on a hill
whenever possible. Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have
mastered the turning technique as described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice
first on level ground. Be very careful when turning on any hill.
If crossing the side of a hill or turning on a hill is unavoidable:
Always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual.
Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Going down a hill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for going down hills as
described in this Operator’s Manual.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill.
Shift your weight backward.
Never go down a hill at high speed.
Avoid going down a hill at an angle that would cause the ATV to lean sharply to
one side. Go straight down the hill where possible.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Turning improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or rollover.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this Operator’s Manual.
Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds.
Do not turn at excessive speed.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Climbing hills improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this Operator’s
Manual.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill.
Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward.
Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. The ATV could
flip over backwards.
Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop, or
another vehicle or person could be on the other side of the hill.
NEVER OPERATE UP OR DOWN HILLS STEEPER
THAN 25°
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to release the brake lever lock before driving the ATV
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Driving the ATV with the brake lever lock engaged could cause a change in handling or loss of brakes and cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always release the brake lever lock before driving the ATV.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating on steep hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV can overturn more easily on steep hills than
on level surfaces or small hills.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV
or for your abilities.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Stalling, rolling backwards, or improperly dismounting
while climbing a hill.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could result in the ATV overturning.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Use proper gear and maintain steady speed when climbing a hill.
If you lose all forward speed:
Keep weight uphill.
Apply the brakes.
Engage the brake lever lock after you are stopped.
If you begin rolling backwards:
Keep weight uphill.
Gradually apply the brakes while rolling backwards.
When fully stopped, engage the brake lever lock.
Dismount on uphill side or to a side if pointed
straight uphill.
Turn the ATV around and mount following the
procedure described in this Operator’s Manual.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV.
Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached.
Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking.
Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating over obstacles.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or a collision. Could cause the ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles.
Never attempt to ride over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees.
When you go over obstacles, always follow proper procedures as described in this
Operator’s Manual.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Skidding or sliding.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You may lose control of the ATV.
You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at slow speeds and on
level, smooth terrain.
On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in
order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the ATV with improper modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may cause changes
in handling which could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never modify the ATV through improper installation or improper use of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this ATV should be genuine Arctic Cat
ATV components designed for use on the ATV and should be installed and used
according to instructions. Never install a twist grip throttle. If you have questions,
consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating in reverse.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You could hit an obstacle or person behind you, resulting in serious injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before you engage reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or people
behind you. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on public streets, roads, or highways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can collide with another vehicle.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this ATV on any public street, road, or
highway, even a dirt or gravel one.
In many states it is illegal to operate an ATV on public streets, roads, or highways.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the ATV with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire pressure.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of improper tires on the ATV or operation of the ATV with improper or uneven
tire pressure may cause loss of control increasing your risk of accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always use the size and type tires specified in this Operator’s Manual for this ATV.
Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this Operator’s Manual.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Tires may float, causing loss of traction and loss of control, which could lead to an
accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests.
Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability.
Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to dry
out the pads.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Application of excessive throttle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
May cause wheelies, flip-overs, or loss of control
resulting in serious injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not accelerate rapidly or in an uncontrolled manner
on any terrain. Use extra care when going uphill.
Slowly apply throttle in a controlled manner. Release throttle lever as necessary to
maintain control.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the ATV with differential lock engaged.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The increased steering effort and reduced maneuverability caused by the locked
differential could result in loss of control and an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never exceed 10 MPH (16 KPH) with the differential lock engaged. Always disengage the differential lock as soon as not needed for additional traction.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Prevention
Overview
Helmet
Your helmet is the most important piece of
protective gear for safe riding. A helmet
can prevent a severe head injury. There
are several types of helmets on the market,
but make sure you wear a helmet that
complies with the current standards of the
U.S. Department of Transportation
(DOT), The Snell Memorial Foundation,
or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Helmets that comply with
one or more of these agency’s standards
Following the safety instructions and have a sticker on the inside or outside of
warnings in this manual will help you the helmet.
“P.A.S.S.” the safety test. P.A.S.S. stands
for “Prevention,” “Active Riding,” Helmets should have one of these:
1. DOT label
“Sound Judgment,” and “Supervision.”
2. Snell label
Remembering P.A.S.S. and what it stands
3. ANSI Z90.1 label
for will help you have a safe, predictable
ride every time you go out on your ATV.
When using an ATV, prevention is the
name of the game. “Had you only
known” something could go wrong, you
would have prevented it. If you don’t
notice your conditions and surroundings
before riding your ATV, you give up control over the situation. Using ATV prevention techniques helps you forecast
potential hazards before they injure you
or damage your ATV.
Safe Riding Clothing
and Gear
Always wear clothing suited to the type
of riding you are doing. ATV riding
requires special protective clothing
which will make you feel more comfortable and reduce chances of injury.
You’ll find it important to dress correctly
for ATV riding in order to prevent scraped
skin and serious head injuries. It’s easy
and could save you time in the long run
not having to contend with an injury. Of
course, it also makes sense to remember
the seasons. Wear a hat under your helmet
and a snowmobile suit in the winter and
lighter, protective clothing in the summer.
Following is the minimum protection you
need to wear during every ride.
These helmets should provide full-face
protection.
If you drop or damage your helmet, get a
new one immediately. Your helmet may
not protect your head from injury if it has
cracks, fissures, or other damage to its
outside or core padding.
Remember, your helmet won’t do you any
good if the chin strap isn’t fastened.
Gloves
Your hands are targets for flying objects
and branches. Along with providing skin
protection, gloves will shield your hands
from harsh weather. Wear gloves that are
weather resistant and have a gripping surface to keep them from sliding off the
handlebars. Off-road style gloves with
knuckle pads are the best for comfort and
protection.
ATV-0004
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Boots/Ankle Protection
Wear a boot that covers the largest possible area of your leg (preferably up to
your knee) and can handle significant
impact. Choosing boots with low heels
and a good tread will help prevent your
feet from slipping off the footrests in wet
or rugged conditions or getting hurt if
they get hit by rocks, dirt, or branches.
Eye Protection
Wear eye protection, such as goggles, to
completely surround your eyes to prevent
getting dirt or other items in your eyes.
Do not depend on sunglasses for proper
eye protection. Sunglasses are not recommended; they don’t prevent objects from
flying in through the sides.
1. Tires and Wheels
Correct tire pressure is crucial. Consult
the ATV Specifications section of this
Operator’s Manual for tire pressure
guidelines. Incorrect tire pressure can
cause poor handling, instability, and a
loss of ATV control.
Check:
1. Tire pressure
2. Tire surface (tread and sidewalls)
While checking the tire pressure, inspect
the tread and sidewalls of the tires for
cracks, cuts, or other damage that could
indicate they need to be replaced.
2. Controls and Cables
With the engine running and brake
applied, check all transmission positions: forward, neutral, and reverse.
Long Pants and Long
Sleeved Shirt
The goal is to protect your body from Check:
1. Forward
branches, long grass, airborne objects, or
2. Neutral
anything else that could scrape your skin.
3. Reverse
The more thick and durable the material,
the better protection it’ll provide. Riding
pants with kneepads, a jersey, and shoul- A. Brakes
der pads provide the best protection.
Squeeze the hand brake lever. If it feels soft
or “squishy,” it could be low on fluid or
ATV Condition
have a leak — refer to the General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual for
The second step in Prevention is check- instructions. Don’t use the ATV until the
ing the condition of your ATV. Chances brakes are operating normally.
are good that you’ll be using your ATV in
some rough terrain, and there’s no way Test the brake lever lock and see if it locks
you want your brakes to go out when rid- the hand brake lever into position; then
ing downhill. You need to check the fol- disengage it to release the brake. Be sure
lowing parts on your ATV before every the rear foot brake near the footrest is
ride.
working; your brakes could fail during a
ride if they’re not maintained.
1. Tires and Wheels
2. Controls and Cables
3. Lights and Electric
4. Oil and Fuel
Check:
1. Hand brake lever
2. Rear foot brake
3. Brake lever lock
5. Chassis
6. Miscellaneous Items
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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B. Throttle
Before starting the ATV, push the throttle
lever several times. The throttle should
have a free, smooth range of motion. If it
seems to “stick” at any point, refer to the
General Maintenance section of this
Operator’s Manual for instructions. Driving your ATV with a sticking throttle can
turn your leisurely ride into an unwelcome accident. Don’t drive your ATV if
the throttle sticks.
Check:
1. Free, smooth range of motion
3. Lights and Electric
Turn the hi-beam and lo-beam on and off
to make sure they work. At the same
time, check that the taillight and brakelight work. Also, check the status/warning indicators (reverse, neutral, and hi-lo
beam) on the handlebar when you start
the ATV. Don’t drive the ATV unless all
systems are working. Check the ignition
switch and emergency stop switch.
Check:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Hi-beam
Lo-beam
Taillight/brakelight
Status/warning indicators
Ignition switch
Emergency stop switch
5. Chassis
Grass and leaves can gum-up your suspension and shocks. Clear and clean the suspension arms, shock springs, and fenders.
Check smoothness by turning the handlebar full-left and full-right. Check that there
is no binding, restrictions, free-play, or
looseness in steering components.
Check:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Suspension arms
Shock springs
Fenders
Steering
6. Miscellaneous Items
Inspect your air filter. Look for debris or
damage that may indicate you need to
replace it. A clogged filter can stop an
engine. Check your battery terminals for
corrosion. Also, be sure to tighten any
loose parts, nuts, or bolts.
Check:
1. Air filter
2. Battery
3. Tighten parts, nuts, and bolts
First Aid and Survival
You need to prepare for the unexpected.
Emergencies and accidents are traumatic
enough, but they’re even worse when
you’re not prepared for them. At the minimum during every ATV ride, you should
have the following items on board:
4. Oil and Fuel
• Tools
Start with a full tank of gas before every
• Water
ride, and while you’re at it, top off the oil.
• Identification
Don’t forget to check for fluid leaks around
• First Aid Kit
the ATV. Watch the overheat indicator to
ensure the engine coolant level is adequate. For rides that are longer in duration and
distance, the following additional items
Check:
are recommended:
1. Gas
2. Oil
3. Fluid leaks
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! WARNING
• Cellular Phone
• Maps/GPS
• Emergency Kit with Flashlight and
First Aid Kit
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Tools
Routine maintenance will generally eliminate the need for emergency repairs.
Riding on rough terrain could cause loosening of nuts, bolts, and fasteners. Especially on long rides, carrying the right
tools can prevent an inconvenience from
becoming a crisis.
Carry these items on your ATV:
1. Bulbs
2. Duct tape
3. Rope
4. Spark plugs
5. Spare parts
6. Tool Kit
Water
Water is so important that you need to
carry it regardless of the duration of your
ride. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can
creep up suddenly and can take you out
of commission. If you become dehydrated, you could find yourself physically unable to safely operate your ATV.
Identification
If something does happen to you, the
emergency personnel will want to know
who you are and whom to contact. It’s
possible you may be in no condition to
give them that information. Put your I.D.
in your pocket before you ride. Without
it, you’re anonymous.
! WARNING
Cellular Phone
It may be necessary to make an urgent
phone call.
Maps/GPS (Global
Positioning System)
Maps may be unnecessary when you’re
familiar with the area. But when you’re
riding on unfamiliar trails, it’s good to
know where you are, what’s coming up,
and how to get back.
Emergency Kit with
Flashlight and First Aid Kit
You’ll need several items in your Emergency Kit including a flashlight. The
matches will come in handy if you need
to start a fire to stay warm. Flares are
appropriate for signaling help. A first aid
kit is very important if an injury of some
type should happen. A good First Aid Kit
should include bandages, antiseptic
spray, gauze, tape, etc.
Carry these items:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Flashlight
Matches
Flares
First Aid Kit
Money
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Active Riding
Overview
“Active Riding” is the second part of “P.A.S.S.” It involves an understanding of how
your body weight, balance, gravity, and physical forces affect the handling of the
ATV. Knowing how to shift your weight is necessary to avoid rolling or flipping the
ATV.
For complete operating instructions, see ATV Operation sub-section in this manual.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Sound Judgment
Overview
Trail Riding
You are not invincible. Knowing that the Use sound judgment when trail riding;
first “S” in “P.A.S.S.” stands for “Sound that means riding on a trail that fits your
Judgment” means you need to use yours. ability level. If the trail is pretty rugged,
standing up on your footrests will make it
easier for you to endure the rough terrain.
Environment
The environment you operate an ATV in Make yourself visible by using headis often harsh and sometimes dangerous lights and taillights, and pull completely
off the trail if you need to stop.
if you don’t take proper precautions.
Out-sloped trails (trails that slant to allow
Weather
You need to consider the weather. It is rain to run off) make trail riding a bit
dangerous to ride your ATV when the more challenging. Keep your weight
weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep shifted into the slope.
abreast with weather forecasts.
It also helps to know which trails you can
legally ride and who else might be on
Terrain
those same trails. These are signs curAlways pay close attention to the terrain rently used in some areas to designate
you’re on, even if it is familiar to you. trail types and restrictions.
You can’t assume that the landscape
you’re used to doesn’t change. Changes
Trail Signs
to landscape can happen at nearly any
time. Fences can be constructed and
excavations dug in a short period of time.
Weather, climate, and development take
their toll.
The thing about terrain is that sometimes
you don’t know it’s changed until you get
there. Whether it’s familiar or not, check
out your surroundings before and during
your ride.
Night Riding
Riding at night can be very hazardous.
Obstacles and other hazards (that are easily identified during daytime) are much
more difficult to see and avoid. When
night riding, make sure the lights are
properly adjusted and in good working
order. Reduce speed; do not over-drive
the headlights. Never travel in an unfamiliar area or blaze a new trail at night.
Always carry a flashlight or flare for signaling an emergency.
Paved Surfaces
Avoid whenever possible. The ATV isn’t
designed for pavement. Its handling
becomes more difficult on paved surATV-0068A
faces. If operating on paved surfaces is
unavoidable, travel slowly (less than 10 Those Around You
MPH) and avoid sudden turns and stops. People do all kinds of things that you can’t
predict or control.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Riding Companions
Leave a lot of space between you and
other riders, especially in dusty and dirty
conditions, because it’ll be difficult to see
the riders in front of you stopping.
ATV Maintenance
You have to maintain your ATV. The
General Maintenance section of this
Operator’s Manual tells you about taking
care of your ATV. If, at any time, abnormal noises, vibrations, or improper functioning of any component of this ATV is
detected, DO NOT OPERATE THE
ATV. Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for inspection and
adjustment or repair.
Do not carry a passenger on any ATV
designed for single-rider use. These
ATV’s do not have appropriate equipment (hand-holds, footrests, etc) to
accommodate riders. Additionally, the
added weight and weight shift can make
Cargo Limitations
the vehicle difficult to control.
One reason why passengers are prohibOther Vehicles
ited on ATV’s is because their presence
Depending on where you’re riding, you throws off the weight and balance of the
might encounter other ATV’s, bikes, or ATV. Cargo can do the same if it weighs
motor vehicles on public lands. Respect too much. Limit the ATV to the load
the presence of cars if you’re crossing capacity ratings identified in the followroads or riding in public areas and make ing chart for the particular model being
yourself be seen. If you can’t see other operated. So if you’re weighing in at over
vehicles coming, that means you’re 215 lb (97 kg) when you ride, leave some
invisible, too.
of that extra cargo at home. The combined weight limit, including you, your
Hikers
With the renewed interest in hiking, rack cargo, and your trailer, is a specified
camping, and other outdoor activities, amount, so consult the ATV Load Capacpeople can show up in remote areas ity Ratings chart and monitor it carefully.
where you would never expect them. For Extra weight on the ATV will also throw
their sake, keep your eyes open.
you off balance if it’s not distributed
evenly, side-to-side and front-to-rear. If
Animals and Nature
you have 160 lb (73 kg) on the rear rack
Respect the outdoors that you love. Don’t only and you’re heading up an incline,
use your ATV to chase animals or birds. shifting your own weight forward isn’t
Drive around young trees rather than going to do enough to compensate for
over them. Keep clear of streams and that cargo sitting over the back tires.
ditches with standing water.
Cargo has such a huge affect on ATV
Tread Lightly and leave it as you found handling that you need to pay a lot of
it.
attention to your speed. Even on really
level areas, you should keep it under 10
Equipment
mph (16 kph) if you’ve got a trailer
The last thing you expected was that your attached. Avoid uneven terrain. Also,
ATV would break down in the middle of consider that your braking distance is
the field... it’s usually so reliable that going to increase with the more weight
sometimes you forget the ATV has its you carry.
limits.
Think about these when dealing
with cargo:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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! WARNING
Rack weight limit
Trailer weight limit
Weight distribution
ATV speed
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Load Capacity Ratings
Chart
ITEM
Max Load Capacity
Front Rack (Max)
Rear Rack (Max)
Tongue Weight
Specifications
(lb)
(kg)
515
233
100
45
200
91
35
16
Rear Rack and Tongue
Weight (Max)
200
91
Towing Capacity
1050
477
Max Load Capacity - Total weight of
operator, accessories, tongue weight, and
cargo on front and rear racks.
Tongue Weight - Weight on trailer
tongue.
Rear Rack and Tongue Weight - Total
weight on trailer tongue, Speedpoint, and
rear rack.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause changes in ATV handling,
which could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Never exceed the stated load capacity
for the ATV.
Cargo should be properly distributed
and securely attached.
Reduce speed when carrying cargo or
pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance
for braking.
Always follow the instructions in this
Operator’s Manual for carrying cargo or
pulling a trailer.
Rear Rack and Tongue Weight - Total Personal Choices
weight on trailer tongue, Speedpoint, and A safe, enjoyable ride is dependent on
rear rack.
many personal choices. An ATV, like all
Towing Capacity - Total weight of motorized vehicles, can be dangerous to
operate if you choose to ignore safety
trailer and all cargo in the trailer.
precautions, take unnecessary chances, or
 NOTE: Tongue and accessory ride beyond your ability or your vehicle’s
weight (winch, snowplow, Speed- capability. Don’t allow the thrill of freepoint, gun scabbard brackets, etc.) dom or adventure to affect your ability to
must be included as part of the front make good, safe choices.
and rear rack weights.
Alcohol and Drug
Consumption
When installing Speedrack accessories, It’s extremely dangerous and often illegal
read and carefully follow the instructions to drink alcoholic beverages and ride.
provided in each kit.
Speedrack
Substances to avoid when riding:
 NOTE: Use extra caution when
operating an ATV with additional
loads such as accessories and/or
cargo. Handling of the ATV may be
adversely affected. Reduce speed
when adding additional loads.
! WARNING
1. Alcohol
2. Over-the-counter or prescription
drugs
3. Illegal/mood altering drugs
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Your Physical Condition
Your physical condition is critical to safe
ATV operation. Don’t ride when tired
and consider your health when planning
longer rides.
Alcohol - Effects*
The Number of Drinks that Impair
Mental and Physical Abilities
1-2 DRINKS
Mental processes such as restraint,
awareness, concentration, and judgment affected; reaction time slowed;
inability to perform complicated tasks.
3-4 DRINKS
Depth perception, glare recovery, eye
movement, and focus affected;
decreased judgment and control.
5+ DRINKS
Coordination deteriorates, loss of critical judgment, and impaired memory
and comprehension.
*According to the ATV Safety Institute.
Don’t ride:
1. When you’re tired
Reckless Riding
Where excessive or high speed is a factor, the potential for personal injury is
greatly increased. Ride within reason and
your skill level. Avoid maneuvers that are
reckless. Don’t show off.
Laws and Regulations
Any police officer will tell you that ignorance of the law is no defense. Your best
defense is to check out your local, state,
or provincial ATV laws before riding.
It’ll also make sure that you can continue
to ride in your favorite areas. The quickest way to have a land area closed is by
riding over the regulations.
Be aware of prescription and over-thecounter medications. Drowsiness and
impaired judgment can be caused by a
wide variety of medications. The same is
true of allergy, cold, flu, and headache
medications. Your physical size and weight Group Behavior
can’t protect you... just one antihistamine When riding in a group, it is human
tablet can affect your judgment.
nature to try to keep up with or out-do
those around you. We can all be competiDon’t use alcohol or drugs before or tive and that can lead to risk taking
during your ATV ride.
resulting in serious injury or equipment
damage. Know your limitations and don't
be afraid to slow the pace down.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Supervision
Overview
You’re responsible for supervising those
who ride your ATV. Your wisdom is valuable... it’ll bring them all back safely—
your friends, your family, your relatives,
and your ATV. It’s crucial that you consider yourself a supervisor for all riders of
your ATV. Whether you accept responsibility or not, the truth is that you are
responsible for others riding your ATV.
Taking Responsibility
You’re
to
the
last
letter
in
“P.A.S.S.”...“Supervision.” You’ve just
gone through the manual, and you’ve
seen what’s involved. That puts you in a
good position to be confident about what
you know. So now it’s time to use your
knowledge and supervise others who ride
your ATV.
Inexperienced/
Untrained Riders
You can’t let people ride your ATV who
don’t know what they’re doing. Unless
they’ve had over a year of experience with
ATV riding or taken an ATV training
course, it’s your responsibility to keep
them off your ATV. It can be dangerous
(especially for under-aged children)—all
the more reason for you to be firm.
Experienced/Trained
Riders
If anyone is going to borrow your ATV,
you are responsible for their supervision.
Before they ride, have them take the
training course, have them watch the
safety video, have Operator’s Manual,
and train them.
ATV’s are all a little different from the
handling to the stability to the controls.
So regardless of how much experience
your family members have with ATV’s,
they don’t have experience with your
ATV. Let experienced riders get familiar
with your ATV—show them the basics
before they take off. You don’t want it on
your conscience that someone got hurt
because you didn’t tell them how to use
your ATV.
Remember that regardless of experience, you should never let anyone
under the age of 16 operate your ATV.
Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute
recommend that all ATV operators ride the
appropriate-sized ATV according to age.
Category
Speed
Age
Limitations
(Years)
(MPH)
NOTES
Y-12+
Operate
12 or 15 - Limited Under
Adult
Older 30 - Maximum
Supervision
T-14
- Limited
Operate
14 or 20
30 - Limited Under Adult
Older 38 - Maximum Supervision
G&S
According to
16 or Local
RegulaOlder
tions
—
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DIVISION II - OPERATION/MAINTENANCE
ATV Specifications
ENGINE
Type
Bore x Stroke
Displacement
Spark Plug Type
Spark Plug Gap
Brake Type
Four-Cycle/Liquid Cooled OHC
102 mm x 85 mm (4.01 x 3.35 in.)
695 cc (42.4 cu in.)
NGK CPR8E
0.5-0.6 mm (0.019-0.024 in.)
Hydraulic w/Brake Lever Lock and Rear Foot Brake
CHASSIS
Length (Overall)
Height (Overall)
Width (Overall)
Suspension Travel (Front/Rear)
Tire Size (Front)
Tire Size (Rear)
Tire Inflation Pressure
211 cm (83.4 in.)
125.7 cm (49.5 in.)
123 cm (48.5 in.)
25.4 cm (10 in.)
25 x 8-12
25 x 10-12
0.35 kg/cm² (5.0 psi)
MISCELLANY
Dry Weight (Approx)
333 kg (734 lb) - 700
340 kg (750 lb) - XT
Gas Tank Capacity
22.7 L (6 U.S. gal.)
Coolant Capacity
3.3 L (3.5 U.S. qt)
Differential Capacity
275 ml (9.3 fl oz)
Rear Drive Capacity
250 ml (8.5 fl oz)
Engine Oil Capacity (Approx.)
1.9 L (2.0 U.S. qt)
Gasoline (Recommended)
87 Octane Regular Unleaded
Engine Oil (Recommended)
Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic)
Front Differential/Rear Drive Lubricant
SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid
Brake Fluid
DOT 4
Taillight/Brakelight
High Intensity LED
Headlight
High Intensity LED
Starting System
Electric
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Location of Parts and Controls
XR026A
XR054A
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Battery
Headlights
Hand Brake Lever
Power Distribution Module
Radiator Access Panel
Seat Latch
Storage Compartment
Reverse Override Switch
Rear Foot Brake
Brake Lever Lock
Key Switch
Shift Lever
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
Throttle Limiter
Throttle Lever
DC Power Outlet
Taillight/Brakelight
Operator’s Manual Location
Headlight HI/LO Switch
Starter Button
Emergency Stop Switch
Drive Select Switch
 NOTE: The ATV you have purchased
may differ slightly from those shown in
the figures of this manual.
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ATV Operation
Basic Operating
Maneuvers
Active riding and basic maneuvers are
the foundation of your ATV ride. Without
basic skills, it’s impossible to execute
active riding. These are your basic
maneuvers:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Mounting the ATV
Starting the Engine
Starting a Cold Engine
Shifting
Braking/Stopping
Parking
Dismounting the ATV
Mounting the ATV
To get seated:
1. From the left side, grab the left-side
handlebar, apply the brake, and put
your left foot on the footrest.
2. Grab the right-side handlebar.
3. Swing your leg over the seat and set
your right foot down on the right-side
footrest.
4. Get seated in a comfortable position.
5. Always keep your feet planted on the
footrests.
Starting the Engine
6. Press the starter button.
CAUTION
Do not run the starter motor for more
than eight seconds per starting
attempt. The starter motor may overheat causing severe starter motor
damage. Allow 15 seconds between
starting attempts to allow the starter
motor to cool.
7. Let the engine warm up.
Starting a Cold Engine
 NOTE: It is very important not to
touch or compress the throttle lever
during the starting procedures.
1. Turn off all electrical accessories
(hand warmer, lights, etc.); then
rotate the ignition switch key to the
first position (ON) leaving the headlights OFF. Note that the N is indicated on the LCD.
2. Press on the starter button.
CAUTION
Do not run the starter motor for more
than eight seconds per starting
attempt. The starter motor may overheat causing severe starter motor
damage. Allow 15 seconds between
starting attempts to allow the starter
motor to cool.
Always start with the ATV on a flat, level  NOTE: Do not touch the throttle
surface. Carbon monoxide poisoning can lever until the engine has run for at
kill you, so keep your ATV outside while it’s least 3 minutes.
running. Follow these steps to start it up:
3. Allow the engine to warm up for
1. Mount the ATV and sit down.
approximately 2-3 minutes or until the
ATV will accelerate without hesitating.
2. Engage the brake lever lock.
3. Turn on the ignition.
4. Shift into neutral.
5. Move the emergency stop switch to
RUN.
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Shifting
1. To engage any gear position from
park, move the shift lever upward to
the desired position. R (reverse), N
(neutral), H (high range), or L (low
range).
3. Never “ride” the brake. Even maintaining minimal pressure on the brake
lever will cause the brake pads to
drag on the disc and may overheat the
brake fluid.
! WARNING
XR004A
2. To engage the P (park), come to a
complete stop; then shift the transmission into park.
 NOTE: The high range is for normal riding with light loads. The low
range is for carrying heavy loads or
trailer towing. Compared to HIGH
range, the LOW range position provides slower speed and greater
torque to the wheels.
CAUTION
Always shift into low range when operating on wet or uneven terrain, when
towing or pushing heavy loads, and
when using a plow. Failure to follow
this caution may result in premature Vbelt failure or in damage to related
drive system components.
CAUTION
Always come to a complete stop before
attempting to shift from one range to
the other or into reverse. Always shift
on level ground, or engage the brake
lever lock before shifting into another
range or into reverse.
Braking/Stopping
Excessive repetitive use of the
hydraulic brake for high speed stops
will cause overheating of the brake
fluid and premature brake pad wear
which will result in an unexpected
loss of brakes.
! WARNING
Use only Arctic Cat approved brake
fluid. Never substitute or mix different types or grades of brake fluid.
Brake loss can result. Check brake
fluid level and pad wear before each
use. Brake loss can result in severe
injury or even death.
Parking
Parking involves following the previous
rules for braking; then:
1. After the ATV stops, shift into neutral.
2. Stop the engine using the emergency
stop switch.
3. Turn off the ignition.
4. If you have to park on a hill, shift the
ATV into park.
5. Engage the brake lever lock.
Dismounting the ATV
After you’ve followed the procedure for
parking, it’s time to dismount:
Always allow plenty of room and time to
stop safely. Sometimes quick stops are
inevitable, so always be prepared.
Whether you’re stopping slowly or stopping quickly, do this:
1. Double check that the brake lever
lock is engaged.
1. Squeeze the brake lever on the left
handlebar to apply both the front and
rear brakes.
3. Step to the ground on the left side of
the ATV.
2. If your wheels lock, release them for
a second; then apply them again.
2. Swing your right leg over to the left
side of the seat.
Handling the ATV
(Active Riding
Techniques)
Active riding involves moving your body.
You must learn to lean and shift your
weight into your turns to maintain control.
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Your safety depends on using safe riding
techniques. Statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC) say that inexperienced riders
who don’t use safe riding techniques are
13 times more likely to have an ATV
accident than riders who have over 1
month of experience.
Safe riding techniques include:
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•
•
•
•
•
Riding
Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance
Wide Turns
Sharp Turns
K-Turns
Riding Uphill
Riding Downhill
Sidehilling/Traversing
Swerving
Crossing Obstacles
Leaning, Weight Shift,
and Balance
When you turn, the trick is to move forward and slide over to the side of the seat
that’s on the inside of the turn. Support
your body weight on the outside footrest.
At the same time, lean your body to the
inside of the turn. Pay attention to the
handling—if you feel the tires coming off
the ground, reduce speed, shift more of
your body weight to the side that’s lifting, and make the turn wider if possible.
Riding
Once the engine’s warm, the ATV is
ready to go.
ATV-0013
ATV-0024
ATV-0012
1. Keep your feet on the footrests and
both hands on the handlebar.
2. Hold the brake lever, and release the
brake lever lock.
3. Shift into gear.
4. Release the brake slowly and apply
the throttle.
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ATV-0025
Wide Turns
Sharp Turns
Many ATV accidents happen during turns. After mastering wide turns, practice the
If you don’t understand turning techniques, advanced skill of sharp turns.
it’s easy for the ATV to get away from you
by losing traction, plowing, or tipping. Use
this method for wide turns:
ATV-0038
ATV-0046
ATV-0039
ATV-0045
ATV-0040
ATV-0044
1. Ease off the throttle as you approach
the turn to slow down.
2. Use the principles of leaning, weight
shifting, and balancing—shift your
body weight to the inside of the turn.
3. Gradually increase your speed as you
come out of the turn.
1. Ease off the throttle as you approach
the turn to slow down.
2. Use the principles of leaning, weight
shifting, and balancing—shift your
body weight to the inside of the turn.
3. You might have to lean into the turn
more than you do in a wide turn.
4. If shifting your weight and balance
aren’t enough to keep the ATV tires
on the ground, straighten out the handlebar as much as you can.
5. Gradually increase your speed as you
come out of the turn.
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K-Turns
4. Get off the ATV on the uphill side.
Use K-turns if you accidentally stall
while riding uphill; you need to take
action before the ATV rolls backward
down the hill.
5. If you’re to the left of the ATV, turn
the handlebar all the way left.
6. Partially release the brake, but lightly
hold the brake lever.
7. Let the ATV roll to your right side
until it faces slightly downhill.
8. Reapply the brakes.
9. Get back on the ATV from the uphill
side, and keep your weight shifted
uphill when you sit down.
10. Start the engine and follow the
method for riding downhill.
Riding Uphill
Many accidents happen while riding on
hills and as a result of the ATV rolling or
flipping. So, obviously, use extreme caution and follow this method for riding
uphill.
ATV-0019
ATV-0032
ATV-204
1. Stop where you are, apply the brakes,
and shift to neutral.
2. Shut off the engine.
3. Keep your body weight shifted forward.
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ATV-0033
1. Shift down and accelerate before you
start climbing; then maintain a steady
pace.
2. Lean as far forward as possible. For
steeper hills, come off your seat to
stand and lean forward.
3. If you lose speed, release the throttle
(so your front tires don’t lift), OR
4. If that doesn’t work and you still have
forward motion and the terrain permits, do a U-turn, go back down, and
try climbing again, OR
5. If you have lost all forward motion,
follow the K-turn procedure.
NEVER OPERATE UP OR
DOWN HILLS STEEPER
THAN 25°
ATV-0031
1. Shift your body weight as far back on
the seat as possible.
2. Keep it in a low gear; stay out of neutral.
3. Lightly apply the brake and ease up
on the throttle.
Sidehilling/Traversing
Sidehilling is considered an advanced
skill; it’s really tricky and unpredictable.
So, whether your skills are advanced or
not, try to avoid this kind of riding. If
you’re in a situation where you absolutely
have to sidehill, follow this method:
Riding Downhill
Success in riding downhill depends on
how well you know your brakes—take it
easy on them, or you could flip over.
ATV-0017
ATV-0018
ATV-0030
ATV-0028
ATV-0029
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1. Keep your speed low and consistent.
Crossing Obstacles
Crossing obstacles is risky; avoid it if
2. Shift all your body weight to the possible. Riding over logs, rocks, and
uphill side of the seat; also, support ruts means combining all the active ridyour weight on the uphill footrest.
ing skills into one big motion. Your ATV
3. Steer like you’re driving into the hill. will respond differently for different
obstacles (logs, ruts, etc.), but these are
4. If the ATV feels like it’s tipping, turn general guidelines for overcoming twothe handlebar downhill. If that’s not track (both tires contacting the obstacle at
possible because of the terrain or the same time) obstacles:
other conditions or if it just doesn’t
work, stop and get off. Dismount the
ATV on the uphill side.
Swerving
Swerving is usually an emergency reaction to avoid an obstacle.
ATV-0016
ATV-0026
ATV-0027
ATV-0043
1. Ease off the throttle as you approach
the obstacle.
2. Turn the handlebar. At the same time,
shift your weight and balance as you
swerve. Use the principles of leaning,
weight shifting, and balancing—shift
your body weight to the inside of the
turn.
3. Keep your hand off the brake until the
emergency is over and you’re back in
control.
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1. Keep your speed way down; less than
5 mph.
2. Approach the obstacle head-on.
3. Come up off the seat.
4. Keep your weight on the footrests.
5. Apply a little throttle when the front
tires make contact with the obstacle.
6. Lean forward and release the throttle
when the front tires clear the obstacle.
7. Keep your body loose to absorb any
shock.
2. Keep your hand off the brakes until
you’re out of the skid.
8. If the ATV starts tipping, shift your
weight to keep it in balance.
3. Shift your weight forward.
3. Don’t apply the throttle.
4. Turn handlebar.
Sometimes your ATV may not respond
To clear a single-track (only one tire con- and goes straight ahead instead of letting
tacts) obstacle, follow the same rules you turn. Here’s how to handle it:
except:
1. Slow down.
1. Use the ATV’s momentum to clear
2. Move forward on the seat.
the obstacle.
3. Lean to inside of turn.
2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar.
Parking on a Hill
Tips
Driving an ATV and a car have some
similarities; however, there are a few situations that require special attention:
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Reversing
Skidding or Sliding
Parking on a Hill
Stalling on a Hill
Crossing Water
Crossing Roads
Stopping the ATV
Stopping the Engine
Reversing
It’s tough to see things behind you.
1. Go slowly. It’s hard to see behind
you.
This shouldn’t be necessary, but if it is:
1. Keep it in gear.
2. Engage the brake lever lock.
3. Find something to block the rear tires.
Stalling on a Hill
If you use the right method for riding
uphill, this shouldn’t happen. But if you
have a problem, do this:
1. If the ATV hasn’t started rolling
backwards yet, follow the procedure
for the K-Turn, OR
2. If the ATV is already rolling backward, lean as far forward as possible
standing up on the footrests.
2. Keep your handlebar straight.
3. Nice and easy, apply the hand brake
lever.
3. Backing down hills is a bad idea; do a
U-turn or K-turn instead to turn
around.
4. When you come to a stop, follow the
procedure for the K-turn.
! WARNING
Never activate the override while the
throttle is open as a loss of control
may result. Use caution when using
the override switch as reverse speed
can greatly increase.
5. If the ATV continues to roll backward, dismount immediately on the
uphill side.
Crossing Water
Your ATV can only handle water up to its
footrests. Any more than that and you
risk engine damage and/or personal
injury. Stay away from fast moving rivers. ATV tires can be buoyant, so if the
Skidding or Sliding
If you lose control after hitting sand, ice, water is too deep, you might find the
ATV suddenly afloat.
mud, or water:
1. Turn your handlebar into the direction
of the slide.
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1. Physically check the depth and
rent of the water, especially if
can’t see the bottom. You’re
checking for boulders, logs, or
other hidden obstacles.
curyou
also
any
2. Keep your speed slow.
3. Make sure you have a way out on the
other side of the water.
4. If you get stuck in the sludge or mud,
try rocking the ATV from side to side.
5. Once you’ve cleared the water,
briefly apply the brakes to make sure
they work.
! WARNING
Do not operate this vehicle on a frozen body of water unless you have
first verified the ice is sufficiently
thick to support the vehicle, cargo,
and participants. The vehicle could
break through the ice causing serious injury or death.
Crossing Roads
2. Check both directions for traffic.
3. Crossing near a blind corner or intersection is dangerous; don’t do it.
4. Drive straight across to the opposite
shoulder.
5. Take into account that your ATV
could stall while crossing; give yourself enough time to get off the road.
6. You have to assume that oncoming
cars don’t see you, and if they do,
they won’t be able to predict your
actions.
7. It’s illegal to cross public roads in
some places. Know your local laws.
Stopping the ATV
To stop the ATV, first release the throttle
lever. Next, apply the brake.
Stopping the Engine
To stop the engine, turn the ignition
switch key to the OFF position or set the
emergency stop switch to the OFF position.
Crossing roads on your ATV is also a bad
 NOTE: Leaving the ignition switch
idea, so avoid it. If you can’t:
key in the ON position could result in
1. Stop completely on the shoulder of a discharged battery.
the road.
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General Information
Control Locations and
Functions
Shift Lever
Ignition Switch Key
Two keys come with the ATV. Keep the
spare key in a safe place. An identifying
number is stamped on each key. Use this
number when ordering a replacement key.
Ignition Switch
The ignition switch has three positions.
XR004A
This ATV has a dual-range automatic
transmission with reverse and park.
Drive Select Switch
ATV-0056
OFF position — All electrical circuits
except the accessory plug are off. The
engine will not start. The key can be
removed in this position.
 NOTE: The accessory plug is powered by the battery at all times.
ON position — The ignition circuit is
complete and the engine can run. The key
cannot be removed in this position.
LIGHTS position — The ignition circuit is
complete and headlights and taillight are on.
The key cannot be removed in this position.
CAUTION
Leaving the ignition switch in the ON
or LIGHTS position for a long period
of time when the engine is not running may cause the battery to discharge. Always leave the ignition
switch in the OFF position when
engine is not running.
XR068B
This switch allows the operator to operate
the ATV in either two-wheel drive (rear
wheels) or four-wheel drive (all wheels). For
normal riding on flat, dry, hard surfaces,
two-wheel drive should be sufficient. In situations of aggressive trail conditions, fourwheel drive would be the desired choice.
To either engage or disengage the front
wheels, move the switch to the 4WD
position or to the 2WD position.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to either engage or
disengage the 4WD lock while the
ATV is moving.
The 4WD lock allows the operator to
mechanically lock the front differential to
apply equal power to both front wheels. To
engage the lock from 4WD, slide the
switch up and move fully to the left. To
disengage the lock, move the switch lever
to the right.
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! WARNING
! WARNING
The 4WD lock is intended for use
where minimum traction is available.
NEVER EXCEED 10 MPH (16 kph)
with the lock engaged. Maneuverability and handling characteristics will
differ with the lock engaged.
Always check to be sure that the brake
lever lock has been disengaged before
operating the ATV. An accident could
result if the brake lever lock is left
engaged while the ATV is operated.
The brake may relax if left engaged for
a long period of time. This could
cause an accident; therefore, do not
leave the ATV on a hill depending on
the brake lever lock. Always block the
downhill side of the wheels if leaving
the ATV on a hill or park the ATV in a
sidehill position.
Hand Brake Lever/Brake
Lever Lock
5. Release the brake lever lock by
squeezing the brake lever. It will
return to its released position.
Headlight Switch
CF301A
The hand brake is considered to be the
normal operating (main) brake. It should
be applied whenever a braking situation
is needed.
Apply the brake by compressing the
brake lever toward the handlebar.
To engage and release the brake lever
lock, use the following procedure.
XR064C
1. Squeeze the hand brake two or three On the Standard with the ignition switch
times and release it.
in the LIGHTS position, use the headlight switch to select the high or low
2. Depress and hold the brake lever headlight beam.
lock.
3. While holding in on the brake lever
lock, squeeze the brake lever.
 NOTE: It will click as it engages
and the brake lever will not return to
its released position.
4. Attempt to push the ATV. Check to
make sure the brake lever lock
engages properly and that the brake
(when engaged) locks the wheels.
XR071A
 NOTE: The brake lever lock must On certain models with the ignition
lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take the switch in the LIGHTS position, use the
ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV headlight switch to select light bar, light
dealer for service.
bar with low beam, or light bar with high
beam.
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Throttle Lever
XR070A
Emergency Stop Switch
OFF position — The ignition circuit is off.
The engine cannot be started or will not
run. If the emergency stop switch is used
to stop engine without turning off ignition
switch, the battery may discharge.
RUN position — The ignition circuit is
on. The engine can start and run.
XR068A
Control engine RPM with the position of
the throttle lever. Operate this lever with
the thumb. Pushing it forward increases
engine RPM and allowing it to retract
decreases engine RPM.
Throttle Limiter Screw
In an emergency, slide the switch to the
OFF position to stop the engine. Apply
the brakes to stop the wheels.
Starter Button
Pushing in on this button activates the
starter motor. Before starting the engine,
make sure the ignition switch is in the
CF297A
ON position, the transmission is in neuThrottle
lever
travel
may
be
limited
by
tral, and the brake lever lock is engaged.
adjusting the throttle limiter screw. The throt NOTE: This ATV has safety interlock tle limiter should be adjusted according to the
switches which prevent the starter operator’s skill and experience. To adjust the
motor from activating when the trans- throttle limiter, use the following procedure.
mission is not in neutral. To start the
ATV while in gear, depress the rear foot
brake or compress the brake lever;
then depress the starter button.
1. Loosen the jam nut.
2. Turn the throttle limiter screw clockwise to decrease engine RPM maximum or counterclockwise to increase
engine RPM maximum.
Reverse Override Switch
This ATV is equipped with a reverse
speed limiter system. When additional
3. Tighten the jam nut securely.
RPM is needed in reverse, depress and
 NOTE: The ATV is equipped with
hold the override switch.
an RPM limiter that retards ignition
 NOTE: The reverse override switch timing when maximum RPM is
is active in 4WD only.
! WARNING
Never activate the override switch
while the throttle is open as a loss of
control may result. Use caution when
using the override switch as reverse
speed can greatly increase.
approached. When the RPM limiter is
activated, it could be misinterpreted
as a high-speed misfire.
Rear Foot Brake
Pressing the rear foot brake downward
will apply the brake to the rear wheels.
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Power Steering
This ATV was produced with an Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system to
reduce steering effort and driver fatigue
over a broad range of operating conditions.
Code
C1320
C1321
C1322
C1323
C1324
The EPS system engages when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position
and disengages after approximately five C1325
minutes (to conserve battery power) if C1326
C1327
the engine is not running.
This system is entirely maintenance-free:
no adjustment or servicing is required.
There are no fluids to check or change,
and the EPS system is entirely self-contained and sealed to protect it from the
elements.
C1328
C1329
Fault Description
Incorrect Vehicle Speed-to-RPM
Ratio
Vehicle Speed Erratic
Engine RPM Lost
“EPS OFF” Gauge Display
Loss of CAN communication with
EPS unit
Dual Loss
Rotor Position Encoder
Voltage Converter Error (Low)
Voltage Converter Error (High)
Internal Data Error
 NOTE: Turn the key switch to the
OFF position then back to the ON position to reset the malfunction code. If
the code continues to be displayed,
take your ATV to an authorized Arctic
The EPS system is battery system pow- Cat Dealer for EPS system servicing
ered; therefore, the battery must be in before resuming operation.
good condition and fully charged. Power
delivery and overload protection is provided by an EPS relay and 30-amp fuse
located under the passenger seat in the
Power Distribution Module (PDM).
CAUTION
Never operate this ATV with an EPS
code indicated on the LCD gauge/
speedometer. This indicates a malfunction in the EPS system control
circuit and could result in a loss of
power steering assist.
The system is self-monitored and will
display a malfunction code on the LCD
gauge/speedometer should an EPS system control circuit problem occur. Do not In the event of electrical power failure,
operate the vehicle with an EPS malfunc- the EPS system becomes disabled (simition code displayed.
lar to an automobile with the engine shut
off). Steering effort increases but steering
Code
Fault Description
control can be maintained.
C1301
C1302
C1303
C1304
C1305
C1306
C1307
C1308
C1309
C1310
C1311
C1312
C1313
C1314
C1315
C1316
C1317
C1318
C1319
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Over Current
Excessive Current Error
Torque Sensor Range Fault
Torque Sensor Linearity Fault
Rotor Position Encoder
System Voltage Low
System Voltage High
Temperature Above 110° C
Temperature Above 120° C
Vehicle Speed High
Vehicle Speed Low
Vehicle Speed Faulty
Engine RPM High
Engine RPM Low
Engine RPM Faulty
EEPROM Error
CAN Bus Error
Internal CRC Error
Boot Counter Exceeded
Speedometer/LCD
Gauge
WT103C
1. Left Button - Shifts top display through
speedometer, RPM, and clock.
2. Middle Button - Shifts middle display
through speedometer, RPM, clock,
odometer, trip 1, trip 2, and engine
hours.
3. Right Button - Shifts bottom display
through coolant temperature, battery
voltage, intake air temperature, fuel
level, and tachometer.
 NOTE: An item can only be dis-
played in this position if it is not
already being displayed in the top
display. To set the clock when the
clock is in this position, press and
4. Speedometer/Tachometer/Clock Dis- hold the Middle Button; then use the
play - Indicates approximate vehicle procedure found in 4.
speed in MPH or KM/H when speedometer function is selected, RPM when
tachometer function is selected, or time
when clock is selected. Press the Left
Button to change which parameter is
being displayed. With speedometer
selected, press and hold the Left Button
to shift between standard (MPH/miles/
Fahrenheit) and metric (km/h/kilometers/Celsius).
To set the clock, use the following procedure.
A. With the clock mode selected, press
and hold the Middle Button to set
the clock. Press the Left or Right
Button to alternate between 12hour or 24-hour modes.
B. Press the Middle Button to set the
hours. Press the Left button to
decrease the hours or the Right
Button to increase the hours.
C. Press the Middle Button to set the
minutes. Press the Left Button to
decrease the minutes or the Right
Button to increase the minutes.
D. When the proper time has been set,
press the Middle Button to return to
the main gauge display.
5. Engine Hour Meter/Odometer/Trip
Meter/Speedometer/Tachometer/
Clock Display - Displays engine
hours, odometer, trip meter, speedometer, tachometer, or clock. Press the
Middle Button to change which
parameter is being displayed. The
Engine Hour Meter and Odometer
cannot be reset. To reset the trip
meter, select the Trip Meter; then
press and hold the Middle Button
until the trip meter display reads 0.
 NOTE: The engine hour meter will
not activate until
exceeds 500 RPM.
engine
speed
6. Coolant Temperature/Battery Voltage/Intake Air Temperature/Fuel
Level Display - Displays coolant temperature, battery voltage, intake air
temperature, fuel quantity, and
RPM’s. Press the Right Button to
change which parameter is being displayed. Press and hold the Right Button to see the actual values associated
with the mode selected.
7. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates
which gear is selected.
8. Differential Lock Indicator - Displays
LOCK when the differential lock has
been engaged.
9. Drive Select Indicator - Displays
4WD when selected by the drive
select switch or when the differential
lock is engaged.
10. EFI Malfunction Indicator - A diagnostic code (see list below) and
engine icon will be displayed on the
LCD whenever an EFI error is
detected. The LCD will be normal,
but the code and engine icon will continue to be displayed on the LCD
until the error is corrected.
Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Display
Fault Description
C0063 Tilt Sensor Circuit High
C0064 Tilt Sensor Circuit Low/SG/Open
C1263 Backup/Reverse-Light Circuit Open
C1264 Backup/Reverse-Light Circuit High
C1265 Backup/Reverse-Light Circuit Low/
SG
C1400 Fuel Level Sender Open
C1418 Memory Power Failure
P0030 O2 Heater Intermittent/Open
P0031 O2 Heater Low/SG
P0032 O2 Heater High/SP
P0107 MAP Sensor Circuit Low/SG/Open
P0108 MAP Sensor Circuit High/SP
P0112 Intake Air Temp Sensor Circuit Low/
SG
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Display
Fault Description
P0113 Intake Air Temp Sensor Circuit High/
Open
P0114 Intake Air Temp Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0116 Engine Coolant Temp Sensor Circuit
Range/Performance
P0117 Engine Coolant Temp Sensor Circuit
Low/SG
P0118 Engine Coolant Temp Sensor Circuit
High/Open/SP
P0119 Engine Coolant Temp Sensor Circuit
Intermittent
P0121 Throttle Position Sensor Range/Performance
P0122 Throttle Position Sensor Circuit Low/
SG
P0123 Throttle Position Sensor Circuit High
P0130 O2 Sensor Intermittent/Open
P0131 O2 Sensor Low/SG or Air-Leak
P0132 O2 Sensor High/SP
P0171 O2 Feedback Below Minimum Correction
P0172 O2 Feedback Exceeds Maximum
Correction
P0219 Engine Over-Speed Condition
P0231 Fuel Pump Relay Circuit Low/SG/
Open
P0232 Fuel Pump Relay Circuit High
P0233 Fuel Pump Relay Circuit
P0261 Cylinder #1 Fuel injector Circuit Low/
SG
P0262 Cylinder #1 Fuel injector Circuit High
P0263 Cylinder #1 Fuel injector Balance/
Open
P0264 Cylinder #2 Fuel injector Circuit Low/
SG
P0265 Cylinder #2 Fuel injector Circuit High
P0266 Cylinder #2 Fuel injector Balance/
Open
P0336 Crankshaft Angle Sensor Synchronization
P0337 Crankshaft Angle Sensor Circuit/SG
P0339 Crankshaft Angle Sensor Intermittent/
Erratic
P0340 Camshaft Angle Sensor Synchronization
P0341 Camshaft Angle Sensor Circuit/SG
P0342 Camshaft Angle Sensor Intermittent/
Erratic
P0480 Fan-Primary/Right Relay Control Circuit
P0481 Fan-Secondary/Left Relay Control
Circuit High
P0482 Fan-Secondary/Left Relay Control
Circuit Low/SG/Open
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Display
Fault Description
P0483 Fan-Secondary/Left Relay Control
Circuit
P0484 Fan-Primary/Right Relay Control Circuit High
P0485 Fan-Primary/Right Relay Control Circuit Low/SG/Open
P0500 Vehicle Speed-Sensor
P0508 Idle Air Control System Circuit Low/
SG
P0509 Idle Air Control System Circuit High/
Open
P0520 Engine Oil Sensor/Switch
P0562 System Voltage Low
P0563 System Voltage High
P0601 ECM CAN Communication Shutdown
P0615 Starter Relay Circuit
P0616 Starter Relay Circuit Low
P0617 Starter Relay Circuit High
P0630 VIN Not Programmed or Incompatible
P0642 Sensor Power Circuit Low
P0643 Sensor Power Circuit High
P2300 Ignition Coil #1 Primary Circuit Low/
SG/Open
P2301 Ignition Coil #1 Primary Circuit High
P2303 Ignition Coil #2 Primary Circuit Low/
Open
P2304 Ignition Coil #2 Primary Circuit High
P2531 Ignition Switch Circuit Low
P2532 Ignition Switch Circuit High
FUEL Tilt Sensor Activation Code
OFF
 NOTE: Take the vehicle to an
authorized Arctic Cat dealer to have
the error corrected and the system
error reset as soon as possible.
Oil Level Stick
There is an oil level stick for checking
the engine oil level. To check the oil
level, use the following procedure.
 NOTE: The ATV should be on level
ground when checking the engine oil
level.
1. Remove the left-side service panel.
1. To remove the seat, lift up on the
latch release (located at the rear of the
seat); then raise the rear of the seat
and slide it rearward.
2. To lock the seat into position, slide
the front of the seat into the seat
retainers and push down firmly on the
rear of seat. The seat should automatically lock into position.
XR015A
2. Unscrew the oil level stick and wipe
it with a clean cloth.
3. Install the oil level stick and thread
into the engine case.
! WARNING
Make sure the seat is secure before
mounting the ATV. Severe personal
injury may result if the seat is not
properly secured.
 NOTE: The oil level stick should be Safety Flag Bracket
threaded in for checking purposes.
A bracket is provided for mounting a flag
4. Remove the oil level stick; the engine at the rear of the ATV.
oil level should be within the operating
range but not above the top section of Rack Loading (Front
and Rear)
the cross-hatch.
The front rack and rear rack are designed
to carry specified load capacities. Always
refer to the ATV Load Capacity Ratings
chart for proper capacities.
! WARNING
XR075A
CAUTION
Do not overfill the engine with oil.
Always make sure the oil level is
within the operating range but not
above the top section of the crosshatch.
Seat Latch
Make sure the loads on the front and
rear racks will not interfere with the
ATV controls or obstruct the view of
the operator. Also, make sure the
loads are evenly distributed, properly
secured, and will not shift while operating the ATV.
Trailering and Towing
! WARNING
Never use the racks as a towing or
trailering point.
Arctic Cat ATV’s are equipped with a
frame-mounted receiver for a standard
5.1 cm (2 in.) receiver hitch. The standard receiver hitch must be purchased
separately.
XR024A
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! WARNING
Never tow people in or on any device
except when towing a disabled vehicle with operable brakes and steering
or on a trailer designed for passengers that has a rigid tow bar.
Transporting
When transporting the ATV, the ATV
must be in its normal operating position
When loading a trailer properly, two (on all four wheels) and the following proitems are critical: Gross Trailer Weight cedure must be used.
(the weight of the trailer plus cargo) and
1. Engage the brake lever lock and place
Trailer Tongue Weight.
the transmission in park.
XR027B
! WARNING
Make sure that the load in the trailer
is properly secured and will not shift
while moving. Also, do not overload
the trailer.
! WARNING
CAUTION
Failure to engage the brake lever lock
and place the transmission in park
could result in the ATV rolling off the
trailer in the event of tie-down strap
failure.
Never exceed any of the ATV weight
restrictions.
2. Secure the ATV with load rated holddown straps.
Trailer Tongue Weight is the downward
force exerted on the hitch by the trailer
coupler when the trailer is fully loaded
and the coupler is at its normal towing
height. Refer to the Load Capacity Ratings chart for tongue weight information.
 NOTE: Suitable hold-down straps
are available from your Arctic Cat
ATV dealer. Ordinary rope is not recommended because it can stretch
under load.
Always maintain a slow speed when
trailering and towing and avoid sudden
accelerations, quick maneuvers, and sudden stops. Braking distance will be
affected when towing a trailer. When
towing a trailer, always maintain slow
speed and allow more stopping distance
than when not towing a trailer.
! WARNING
Riding an ATV without extra caution
when towing a trailer will be hazardous. Trailer towing can affect the handling and braking of the ATV. Never tow
a trailer without a rigid tongue and
never exceed 10 mph. Avoid sudden
accelerations and stopping of the ATV.
Do not make quick maneuvers. Avoid
uneven surfaces and do not tow on
hills.
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XR025A
Recommended Gasoline
The recommended gasoline to use in this
ATV is 87 minimum octane regular
unleaded. In many areas, oxygenates are
added to the gasoline. Oxygenated gasolines containing up to 10% ethanol or 5%
methane are acceptable gasolines.
XR027A
CAUTION
If using additional hold-down straps
in any other areas, care must be
taken not to damage the ATV.
Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant
Filling Gas Tank
When using ethanol blended gasoline, it is
not necessary to add a gasoline antifreeze
since ethanol will prevent the accumulation of moisture in the fuel system.
CAUTION
Do not use white gas. Only Arctic Cat
approved gasoline additives should
be used.
Recommended Engine/
Transmission Oil
! WARNING
CAUTION
Always fill the gas tank in a well-ventilated area. Never add gasoline to the
ATV gas tank near any open flames or
with the engine running or hot. DO
NOT SMOKE while filling the gas
tank.
Any oil used in place of the recommended oil could cause serious engine
damage. Do not use oils which contain
graphite or molybdenum additives.
These oils can adversely affect clutch
operation. Also, not recommended are
racing, vegetable, non-detergent, and
castor-based oils.
Since gasoline expands as its temperature
increases, the gas tank must be filled to
its rated capacity only. Expansion room
must be maintained in the tank particularly if the tank is filled with cold gasoline and then moved to a warm area.
The recommended oil to use is Arctic Cat
ACX All Weather synthetic engine oil,
which has been specifically formulated
for use in this Arctic Cat engine. Although
Arctic Cat ACX All Weather synthetic
Allow the engine to cool before filling the engine oil is the only oil recommended for
gas tank. Care must be taken not to over- use in this engine, use of any API certified
fill the tank. If overfilled, gas may leak SM 0W-40 oil is acceptable.
onto the engine creating a fire hazard.
! WARNING
Do not over-flow gasoline when filling
the gas tank. A fire hazard could
materialize. Always allow the engine
to cool before filling the gas tank.
! WARNING
Do not overfill the gas tank.
OILCHARTJ
Tighten the gas tank cap securely after Recommended Front
Differential/Rear Drive
filling the tank.
Lubricant
 NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the
use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants.
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The recommended lubricant (front differential and rear drive) is SAE approved 80W-90
hypoid. This lubricant meets all of the lubrication requirements of the Arctic Cat ATV.
CAUTION
Any lubricant used in place of the recommended lubricant could cause serious front differential/rear drive damage.
Engine Break-In
When the engine starts, allow it to warm
up properly. Idle the engine several minutes until the engine has reached normal
operating temperature. Do not idle the
engine for excessively long periods of
time.
Burnishing Brake Pads
Brake pads must be burnished to achieve
full braking effectiveness. Braking distance will be extended until brake pads
are properly burnished.
After the completion of the break-in
period, the engine oil and oil filter should
! WARNING
be changed. Other maintenance after
break-in should include checking of all Failure to properly burnish the brake
prescribed adjustments and tightening of pads could lead to premature brake
all fasteners. At the discretion and pad wear or brake loss. Brake loss
expense of the owner/operator, the ATV can result in severe injury.
may be taken to an authorized Arctic Cat To properly burnish the brakes, use folATV dealer for this initial service
lowing procedure:
New ATV’s and renewed ATV engines
1. Choose an area sufficiently large to
require a “break-in” period. The first
safely accelerate ATV to 30 mph and
month is most critical to the life of this
to brake to a stop.
ATV. Proper operation during this breakin period will help assure maximum life
2. Accelerate to 30 mph; then comand performance from the ATV.
press brake lever to decelerate to 0-5
mph.
During the first 10 hours of operation,
always use less than ½ throttle. Varying
3. Repeat procedure twenty times.
the engine RPM during the break-in
period allows the components to “load”
! WARNING
(aiding the engine/transmission component mating process) and then “unload” Do not attempt sudden stops or put
(allowing components to cool). Although yourself into a situation where a sudit is essential to place some stress on the den stop will be required until the
engine components during break-in, care brake pads are properly burnished.
should be taken not to overload the
engine too often. Do not pull a trailer
during the break-in period.
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General Maintenance
 NOTE: Proper maintenance of the
ATV is important for optimum performance. Follow the Maintenance
Schedule and all ensuing maintenance
and care instructions/information.
 NOTE: Proper maintenance procedures for each item can be found on
the corresponding page indicated.
If, at any time, abnormal noises, vibrations,
or improper functioning of any component
of this ATV is detected, DO NOT OPERATE THE ATV. Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for inspection
and adjustment or repair.
If the owner/operator does not feel qualified to perform any of these maintenance
procedures or checks, take the ATV to an
authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for
professional service.
Maintenance Schedule
Initial
Item
Page Service
1 month 3 months 6 months
(100 miles)
Battery
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I
I
* Engine nuts and bolts
I
I
* Valve clearance
I
I
Spark plug
57
I
I
I
57
Replace every 4000 miles or 18 months
Liquid cooling system
50
I
Inspect every time before riding
Throttle cable
51/57
I
Inspect every time before riding
Gas Hoses
54
I
Inspect every time before riding
Engine/transmission oil and filter
51
R
R**
Air filter
58
I
Inspect every time before riding
Air filter housing drain
58
I
Inspect every time before riding
Gear lubricant (Front differential 52
R
I
rear drive)
52
Replace every 2 years or 2000 miles
V-Belt
58
I
I
Spark arrester/muffler
60
C
Tires/air pressure
59/
I
Inspect every time before riding
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* Brake components
53
I
Inspect every time before riding
Brake fluid
53
I
Inspect every time before riding
Brake hoses
53
I
Inspect every time before riding
* Steering
I
Inspect every time before riding
* Suspension (Ball joint boots, drive
axle boots front and rear, tie rods,
differential and rear drive bellows)
I
Inspect every time before riding
* Chassis nuts and bolts
I
T
Frame/welds/racks
I
I
Electrical connections
I
I
Headlight/taillight-brakelight
60
I
Inspect every time before riding
Wheel nuts
59
I
I
I=Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, replace as necessary T=Tighten R = Replace C = Clean
* Dealer maintenance ** When using Arctic Cat ACX All Weather synthetic oil, oil change
interval can be increased to every 1,000 miles or every year.
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Liquid Cooling System
 NOTE: Debris in front of the engine
or packed between the cooling fins of
the radiator can reduce cooling capability. Using a garden hose, wash the
radiator to remove any debris preventing air flow.
CAUTION
Arctic Cat does not recommend
using a pressure washer to clean the
radiator core. The pressure may bend
or flatten the fins causing restricted
air flow, and electrical components
on the radiator could be damaged.
Use only a garden hose with spray
nozzle at normal tap pressure.
XR061
2. Carefully rotate the radiator cap
counterclockwise to release pressure;
then remove the cap.
The cooling system capacity can be
found in the specifications chart. The
cooling system should be inspected daily
for leakage and damage. If leakage or
damage is detected, take the ATV to an
authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Also, the coolant level should be
checked periodically.
CAUTION
Continued operation of the ATV with
high engine temperature may result
in engine damage or premature wear.
XR060
3. Add coolant as necessary; then install
the radiator cap and access plug.
 NOTE: Use a good quality, biodegradable glycol-based, automotive-
 NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehi- type antifreeze.
cle speed, or heavy load can raise
engine
temperature.
Decreasing
engine RPM, reducing load, and
selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature.
When filling the cooling system, use a
coolant/water mixture which will satisfy
the coldest anticipated weather conditions of the area in accordance with the
coolant manufacturer’s recommendations. While the cooling system is being
filled, air pockets may develop; therefore, run the engine for five minutes after
the initial fill, shut the engine off, and
then fill the cooling system to the bottom
of the stand pipe in the radiator neck.
! WARNING
Never check the coolant level when
the engine is hot or the cooling system is under pressure.
CAUTION
After operating the ATV for the initial 510 minutes, stop the engine, allow the
engine to cool down, and check the
coolant level. Add coolant as necessary.
Maintenance
When operating in muddy conditions, it is
extremely important to clean the radiator
core frequently. Arctic Cat requires
inspecting and/or flushing the radiator
Checking/Filling
core before each use to prevent overheat1. Remove the rubber access plug from ing resulting in severe engine damage.
After cleaning, shine a light through the
the front fender.
radiator core while observing from the
opposite side to determine if all dirt and
debris have been removed.
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 NOTE: It is necessary to remove  NOTE: Before attempting to adjust
four machine screws securing the
protective screen to the front of the
radiator and move it forward to properly flush the radiator core. Make
sure to secure the screen to the radiator after cleaning.
suspension, clean dirt and debris
from the sleeve and remove load
from the suspension; then use the
spanner wrench to adjust the sleeve
to the desired position.
CAUTION
Position
Failure to remove dirt and debris
from the radiator prior to operating
the ATV may cause overheating
resulting in severe engine damage.
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CAUTION
4
Arctic Cat does not recommend
using a pressure washer to clean the
radiator core. The pressure may bend
or flatten the fins causing restricted
air flow, and electrical components
on the radiator could be damaged.
Use only a garden hose with spray
nozzle at normal tap pressure.
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Shock Absorbers
Spring
Force
Setting
Load
Soft
Light
Stiff
Heavy
2
3
Stronger
General Lubrication
Cables
None of the cables require lubrication;
however, it is advisable to lubricate the
ends of the cables periodically with a
good cable lubricant.
Each shock absorber should be visibly
checked weekly for excessive fluid leakage (some seal leakage may be observed
but it does not indicate the shock is in
need of replacement), cracks or breaks in
the lower case, or a bent shock rod. If any
one of these conditions is detected,
replacement is necessary.
Engine/Transmission Oil
and Filter
Change the engine oil and oil filter at the
scheduled intervals. The engine should
always be warm when the oil is changed
so the oil will drain easily and completely.
 NOTE: When the ATV is operated in
extremely cold weather (-23°C/-10°F or
colder), a small amount of leakage may
be present. Unless the leakage is excessive, replacement is not necessary.
2. Loosen the oil level stick. Be careful
not to allow contaminates to enter the
opening.
1. Park the ATV on level ground.
The shock absorber has a spring force
adjustment sleeve with five adjustment
positions to allow the spring to be adjusted
for different riding and loading conditions.
If the spring action is too soft or too stiff,
adjust it according to the chart.
XR016A
3. Remove the drain plug from the bottom of the engine and drain the oil
into a drain pan.
XR063
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Front
733-441A
XR019A
4. Using the oil filter wrench and a ratchet
handle (or a socket or box-end wrench),
remove the old oil filter and dispose of
properly. Do not re-use oil filter.
Rear
 NOTE: Clean up any excess oil
after removing the filter.
5. Apply oil to the new filter O-ring and
check to make sure it is positioned
correctly; then install the new oil filter. Tighten securely.
6. Install the engine drain plug and new
gasket; then tighten to 16 ft-lb.
Remove the oil filler plug being careful not to let contaminates enter the
opening; then pour the ACX AllWeather Synthetic oil in the filler
hole. Install the level stick.
7. Start the engine (while the ATV is
outside on level ground) and allow it
to idle for a few minutes.
8. Turn the engine off and wait approximately one minute. Recheck the oil
level.
XR017A
4. After all the oil has been drained,
install the drain plugs and new Orings; then tighten to 45 in.-lb.
CAUTION
Inspect the oil for any signs of metal
filings or water. If found, take the ATV
to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for servicing.
5. Pour recommended oil into each filler
hole.
9. Inspect the area around the drain plug
and oil filter for leaks.
Front Differential and Rear
Drive Gear Lubricant
(Inspecting/Changing)
Inspect and change the gear lubricant in
each according to the Maintenance
XR022A
Schedule. When changing the lubricant,
use approved SAE 80W-90 hypoid oil  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the
and use the following procedure.
use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants.
1. Place the ATV on level ground.
2. Remove each oil filler plug.
3. Drain the oil into a drain pan by removing in turn the drain plug from each.
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6. Install the filler plugs.
Hydraulic Hand Brake
! WARNING
Be sure to inspect the hydraulic
brake system before each use.
Always maintain brakes according to
the Maintenance Schedule.
Brake Fluid
Check the brake fluid level in the brake
fluid reservoir. If the level in the reservoir is not visible in the sight glass, add
DOT 4 brake fluid.
1. Remove a front wheel.
2. Measure the thickness of each brake
pad.
3. If thickness of either brake pad is less
than 1.0 mm (0.039 in.), take the ATV
to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer to have brake pads replaced.
PR376B
CF295A
 NOTE: If the sight glass appears
dark, there is a sufficient amount of
fluid in the reservoir.
CAUTION
Be careful not to spill any fluid when
filling the brake fluid reservoir. Wipe
away spilled fluid immediately.
Brake Lever Lock
 NOTE: The brake lever lock must
lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take the
ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for service.
Brake Hoses
Carefully inspect the hydraulic brake
hoses for cracks or other damage. If
found, take the ATV to an authorized
Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have the brake
hoses replaced.
Brake Pads
The clearance between the brake pads
and brake discs is adjusted automatically
as the brake pads wear. The only maintenance that is required is replacement of
the brake pads when they show excessive
wear. Check the thickness of each of the
brake pads as follows:
4. Install the wheel; then using a crisscross pattern, tighten the wheel nuts
in 20 ft-lb increments to a final
torque of 40 ft-lb (steel wheel), 60
ft-lb (aluminum wheel w/black
nuts), or 80 ft-lb (aluminum wheel
w/chrome nuts).
Rear Foot Brake
The rear foot brake must be maintained
to be fully functional.
! WARNING
Be sure to inspect the rear foot brake
system before each use. Always
maintain brakes according to the
Maintenance Schedule.
1. Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. The fluid level must be maintained between the MAX and MIN
level marks. If the level in the reservoir is low, add DOT 4 brake fluid.
XR021A
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 NOTE: The brake fluid reservoir is Tie Rod Boots (Inner and
Outer/Right and Left)
located in the right rear fender well.
2. Press the rear foot brake several times
to check for firmness.
3. If the brake is not firm, the system
must be bled.
 NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this
service.
Gas Hoses
Inspect the gas hoses. Damage from
aging may not always be visible.
Protective Rubber
Boots
The protective boots should be inspected
periodically according to the Maintenance Schedule.
Ball Joint Boots (Upper
and Lower/Right and Left)
XR057A
1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to
elevate the front wheels.
2. Remove both front wheels.
3. Inspect the four tie rod boots for
cracks, tears, or perforations.
4. Check the tie rod end free-play by
grasping the tie rod near the end and
attempting to move it up and down.
5. If boot damage is present or tie rod
end free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for service.
Drive Axle Boots
XR011A
1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to
elevate the front wheels.
2. Remove both front wheels.
3. Inspect the four ball joint boots for
cracks, tears, or perforations.
4. Check the ball joint for free-play by
grasping the steering knuckle and
turning it from side to side and up and
down.
XR058A
1. Inspect all drive axle boots for cracks,
tears, or perforations.
2. If boot damage is present, contact an
authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for
service.
5. If boot damage is present or ball joint Battery
free-play seems excessive, contact an
authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for The battery is located under the seat.
service.
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After being in service, batteries require
3. Connect the red terminal lead from
regular cleaning and recharging in order
the charger to the positive terminal of
to deliver peak performance and maxithe battery; then connect the black
mum service life. The following proceterminal lead of the charger to the
dures are recommended for cleaning and
negative terminal of the battery.
maintaining a sealed battery. Always read
and follow instructions provided with  NOTE: Optional battery charging
adapters are available from your
battery chargers and battery products.
authorized Arctic Cat dealer to con-
 NOTE: Refer to all warnings and nect directly to your vehicle from the
cautions provided with the battery or recommended chargers to simplify
the maintenance charging process.
battery maintainer/charger.
Check with your authorized Arctic
Loss of battery charge may be caused by Cat dealer for proper installation of
ambient temperature, ignition OFF current these charging adapter connectors.
draw, corroded terminals, self discharge,
frequent start/stops, and short engine run
times. Frequent winch usage, snowplowing, extended low RPM operation, short
trips, and high amperage accessory usage
are also reasons for battery discharge.
Charging/Maintenance
Charging
 NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the
use of the CTEK Multi US 800 for
charging or the CTEK Multi US 3300 for
battery maintenance charging. Maintenance charging is required on all batteries not used for more than two
weeks or as required by battery drain.
4. Plug the battery charger into a 110volt electrical outlet.
5. If using the CTEK Multi US 800,
there are no further buttons to push. If
using the CTEK Multi US 3300, press
the Mode button (A) at the left of the
charger until the Maintenance Charge
Icon (B) or Normal Charge Icon (E)
at the bottom illuminates. the Normal
Charge Indicator (C) should illuminate on the upper portion of the battery charger.
3300A
 NOTE: For optimal charge and performance, leave the charger con NOTE: When charging a battery in nected to the battery for a minimum 1
the vehicle, be sure the ignition hour after the Maintenance Charge
Indicator (D) illuminates. The mainswitch is in the OFF position.
tainer/charger will charge the battery
1. Clean the battery terminals with a to 95% capacity at which time the
Maintenance Charge Indicator (D)
solution of baking soda and water.
will illuminate and the maintainer/
 NOTE: The sealing strip should charger will change to pulse/float
NOT be removed and NO fluid maintenance. If the battery falls
should be added.
below 12.9 DC volts, the charger will
automatically start again at the first
2. Be sure the charger and battery are in step of the charge sequence. If the
a well-ventilated area. Be sure the battery becomes hot to the touch, stop
charger is unplugged from the 110- charging. Resume after it has cooled.
800E
volt electrical outlet.
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 NOTE: Not using a battery charger
with the proper float maintenance
will damage the battery if connected
over extended periods.
6. Once the battery has reached full
charge, unplug the charger from the
110-volt electrical outlet.
 NOTE: If, after charging, the battery does not perform to operator
expectations, bring the battery to an
authorized Arctic Cat dealer for further troubleshooting.
Jump-Starting
 NOTE: Arctic Cat does not recommend jump-starting a vehicle with a
dead battery but rather to remove
the battery, service it, and correctly
charge it; however, in an emergency,
it may be necessary to jump-start a
vehicle. If so, use the following procedure to carefully and safely complete this procedure.
! WARNING
Improper handling or connecting of a
battery may result in severe injury
including acid burns, electrical burns, or
blindness as a result of an explosion.
Always remove rings and watches.
1. On the vehicle to be jump-started,
remove the battery cover and any terminal boots.
! WARNING
Any time service is performed on a
battery, the following must be
observed: keep sparks, open flame,
cigarettes, or any other flame away.
Always wear safety glasses. Protect
skin and clothing when handling a
battery. When servicing battery in
enclosed space, keep the area wellventilated. Make sure battery venting
is not obstructed.
2. Inspect the battery for any signs of
electrolyte leaks, loose terminals, or
bulging sides. Leaking or bulging battery cases may indicate a frozen or
shorted battery.
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! WARNING
If any of these conditions exist, DO
NOT attempt a jump-start, boost, or
charge the battery. An explosion
could occur causing serious injury.
3. Inspect the vehicle to be used for
jump-starting to determine if voltage
and ground polarity are compatible.
The vehicle must have a 12-volt DC,
negative ground electrical system.
CAUTION
Always make sure the electrical systems are of the same voltage and
ground polarity prior to connecting
jumper cables. If not, severe electrical damage may occur.
4. Move the vehicle to be used for the
jump-start close enough to ensure the
jumper cables easily reach; then shift
into neutral, set and lock the brakes,
shut off all electrical accessories, and
turn the ignition switch OFF.
 NOTE: Make sure all switches on
the vehicle to be jump-started are
turned OFF.
5. Disconnect all external accessories
such as cell phones, GPS units, and
radios on both vehicles.
CAUTION
Failure to disconnect electronic
accessories during jump-starting
may cause system damage due to
power spikes.
6. Attach one clamp of the positive (red)
jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal (1) of the dead battery (C) being
careful not to touch any metal with the
other clamp; then attach the other
clamp of the positive (red) jumper
cable to the positive (+) terminal (2) of
the good battery (B).
Spark Plug
The ATV comes equipped with a specified
spark plug. See the specifications chart for
the correct spark plug. A light brown insulator indicates that the plug is correct. A
white or dark insulator indicates that the
engine may need to be serviced. Consult
an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer if the
plug insulator is not a light brown color.
0744-527 To help prevent cold weather fouling,
make sure to thoroughly warm up the
 NOTE: Some jumper cables may engine before operating.
be the same color but the clamps or
ends will be color-coded red and
black.
7. Attach one clamp of the negative
(black) jumper cable to the negative
(-) terminal (3) of the good battery
(B); then attach the other clamp of the
negative (black) jumper cable (4) to
an unpainted metal surface (A) on the
engine or frame well away from the
dead battery and fuel system components.
To maintain a hot, strong spark, keep the
plug free of carbon.
Before removing the spark plug, be sure
to clean the area around the spark plug. If
you do not, dirt could enter engine when
removing or installing the spark plug.
! WARNING
Never make the final connection to a
battery as a spark could ignite hydrogen gases causing an explosion of
the battery resulting in acid burns or
blindness.
ATV-0051
Adjust the gap to specified amount (see
8. Stand well away from the dead bat- specifications chart) for proper ignition.
tery and start the vehicle with the Use a feeler gauge to check the gap.
good battery. Allow the vehicle to run
for several minutes applying some
charge to the dead battery.
9. Start the vehicle with the dead battery
and allow it to run for several minutes
before disconnecting the jumper cables.
10. Remove the jumper cables in opposite order of hook-up (4, 3, 2, 1). Be
careful not to short cables against
bare metal.
ATV0052B
A new spark plug should be tightened 1/2
 NOTE: Have the battery and elec- turn once the washer contacts the cylintrical system checked prior to oper- der head. A used spark plug should be
ating the vehicle again.
tightened 1/8 - 1/4 turn once the washer
contacts the cylinder head.
Throttle Cable
Adjustment
To adjust the throttle cable free-play:
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1. Loosen the jam nut from the throttle
cable adjuster.
2. Slide the rubber boot away and turn the
adjuster until the throttle lever has
proper free-play of 3-6 mm (1/8-1/4 in.).
XR029A
3. Carefully remove the pre-filter from
the air filter. If the air filter is dirty, it
must be replaced.
CF297A
3. Tighten the jam nut against the throttle cable adjuster securely; then slide
the rubber boot over the adjuster.
Air Filter
The air filter inside the air filter housing
must be clean to provide good engine
power and gas mileage. If the ATV is used
under normal conditions, service the filter
at the intervals specified in the Maintenance Schedule. If operated in dusty, wet,
or muddy conditions, inspect and service
the filter more frequently.
4. Using an air hose, clean the pre-filter.
CAUTION
6. Install the air filter housing cover and
secure with the clips.
Failure to inspect the air filter frequently if the ATV is used in dusty,
wet, or muddy conditions can damage the engine.
XR049
5. Slide the pre-filter over the closed end
of the new filter and install into the
housing. Tighten the clamp securely.
7. Install the seat.
Air Filter Housing Drain
1. Remove the seat; then remove the Inspect the drain beneath the main housclips securing the air filter housing ing for debris and for proper sealing.
cover.
XR055A
XR002A
Draining V-Belt Cover
2. Loosen the clamp securing the air fil-  NOTE: If the ATV has been driven
ter to the inside of the housing; then through water, the V-belt cover must
remove the filter.
be drained of any water.
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1. Place the ATV on a level surface.
2. Remove the drain bolt from the cover
and allow the water to drain out.
! WARNING
The use of worn-out tires can be dangerous and can increase the risk of
an accident.
Tire Replacement
The ATV has low-pressure tubeless tires.
Have this maintenance performed by an
authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or a
qualified tire repair station.
XR014A
3. Shift the range lever to the neutral
position; then start the engine.
! WARNING
Use only Arctic Cat approved tires
when replacing tires. Failure to do
so could result in unstable ATV
operation.
4. Increase and decrease engine RPM
several times to “blow out” any
Tubeless Tire Repair
water; then stop the engine.
Should a leak or flat tire occur due to a
5. Install the drain bolt and tighten puncture, the tire may be repaired using a
securely.
plug-type repair. If the damage is from a
 NOTE: The V-belt and pulleys cut or if the puncture cannot be repaired
should be inspected every 500 miles using a plug, the tire must be replaced.
When operating the ATV in areas where
and the belt replaced (if necessary).
transportation or service facilities are not
readily available, it is strongly recomTires
mended to carry a plug-type repair kit
and a tire pump along.
! WARNING
Always use the size and type of tires
as specified. Refer to the appropriate
Specifications Chart for proper tire
inflation pressure, and always maintain proper tire inflation pressure.
Tire Tread Condition
The use of worn-out tires on an ATV is
very dangerous. A tire is considered to be
worn out when the depth of the tread is
less than 3 mm (1/8 in.). Be sure to
replace the tires before reaching this minimum specification.
Wheels
1. Park the ATV on level ground and
engage the brake lever lock.
2. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel to
be removed.
3. Elevate the ATV.
4. Remove the lug nuts.
5. Remove the wheel.
6. Install the wheel and install the lug
nuts.
7. Install the wheel; then using a crisscross pattern, tighten the wheel nuts
in 20 ft-lb increments to a final
torque of 40 ft-lb (steel wheel), 60
ft-lb (aluminum wheel w/black
nuts), or 80 ft-lb (aluminum wheel
w/chrome nuts).
8. Remove the jack.
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Muffler/Spark Arrester
The muffler has a spark arrester which
must be periodically cleaned. At the
intervals shown in the Maintenance
Schedule, clean the spark arrester using
the following procedure.
! WARNING
Wait until the muffler cools to avoid
burns.
1. Remove the cap screws securing the
spark arrester assembly to the muffler.
XR065C
2. Connect the new headlight bulb to the
wiring harness and insert into headlight assembly. Turn clockwise to
secure the bulb.
 NOTE: On certain models, the
headlight is a non-serviceable component; it must be replaced as an
assembly.
CF105A
CF104
2. Using a suitable brush, clean the carbon deposits from the screen taking
care not to damage the screen.
 NOTE: If the screen or gasket is
damaged in any way, it must be
replaced.
1. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors (A), remove the headlight
adjustment screw (B), and release the
clips (C); then remove the headlight
assembly.
XR065A
2. Install the new headlight assembly,
secure with clips and adjustment screw,
and connect the wiring harness.
3. Adjust the headlight (see Checking/
Adjusting Headlight Aim in this subsection.
3. Install the spark arrester assembly
and secure with the cap screws. To replace the taillight, use the following
procedure.
Tighten cap screws to 48 in.-lb.
Light Bulb Replacement
 NOTE: The taillight is a non-serviceable component; it must be
To replace the headlight bulb on the Stan- replaced as an assembly.
dard/XT models, use the following pro1. Disconnect the wiring harness and
cedure.
remove the three screws securing the
1. Rotate the back of the headlight bulb
taillight; then discard the taillight.
counterclockwise, disconnect the wiring harness, and discard the bulb.
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6. Observe each headlight beam aim.
Proper aim is when the most intense
beam is centered on the vertical mark 5
cm (2 in.) below the horizontal mark
on the aiming surface.
7. To adjust the headlights, loosen the
adjustment knob. After proper adjustment is achieved, tighten the knob
securely.
XR020A
2. Insert the taillight into position and
secure with existing screws. Tighten
the screws securely; then connect the
wiring harness.
Checking/Adjusting
Headlight Aim
The headlights can be adjusted vertically
and horizontally. The geometric center of
XR065B
the HIGH beam light zone is to be used
for vertical and horizontal aiming.
Fuses
1. Position the ATV on a level floor so The fuses are located in a power distributhe headlights are approximately 6.1 tion module on the right side of the ATV
m (20 ft) from an aiming surface behind the access panel. If there is any
(wall or similar aiming surface).
type of electrical system failure, always
check the fuses first.
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 NOTE: There should be an average
operating load on the ATV when
adjusting the headlight aim.
2. Measure the distance from the floor to
the mid-point of each headlight.
3. Using the measurements obtained in
step 2, make horizontal marks on the
aiming surface.
XR001
CAUTION
Always replace a blown fuse with a
fuse of the same type and rating. If
the new fuse blows after a short
period of use, consult an authorized
Arctic Cat ATV dealer immediately.
 NOTE: To remove the fuse, com-
4. Make vertical marks which intersect press the locking tabs on either side
the horizontal marks on the aiming sur- of the fuse cover and lift out.
face directly in front of the headlights.
5. Switch on the lights. Make sure the
HIGH beam is on. DO NOT USE
LOW BEAM.
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Storage Compartment/
Tools
A basic tool kit is provided with the ATV.
Maintain the tool kit with the ATV at all
times.
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Electrical Output
Terminals
Two output terminals for electrical accessories are located on the front and rear
wiring harnesses. The accessory plug is
located on the instrument pod.
CAUTION
Always use electrical accessories
less than 180W.
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XR002B
The storage compartment is above the
engine in front of the seat.
Preparation for Storage
CAUTION
Prior to storing the ATV, it must be
properly serviced to prevent rusting
and component deterioration.
Arctic Cat recommends the following
procedure to prepare the ATV for storage.
An authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer
should perform this service; however, the
owner/operator may perform this service
if desired.
1. Clean the seat cushion (cover and base)
with a damp cloth and allow to dry.
2. Clean the ATV thoroughly by washing
dirt, oil, grass, and other foreign matter
from the entire ATV. Allow the ATV to
dry thoroughly. DO NOT get water into
any part of the engine or air intake.
3. Either drain the gas tank or add a fuel
stabilizer to the gas in the gas tank.
4. Clean the interior of the air filter
housing.
5. Plug the hole in the exhaust system
with a clean cloth.
6. Apply light oil to the upper steering
post bushing and plungers of the
shock absorbers.
7. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws,
and screws. Make sure rivets holding
components together are tight.
Replace all loose rivets. Care must be
taken that all calibrated nuts, cap
screws, and bolts are tightened to
specifications.
8. Fill the cooling system to the bottom
of the stand pipe in the radiator neck
with properly mixed coolant.
9. Disconnect the battery cables (negative cable first); then remove the battery, clean the battery posts and
cables, and store in a clean, dry area.
 NOTE: For storage, use a battery
maintainer or make sure the battery
is fully charged (see Battery section
in this manual).
10. Store the ATV indoors in a level position.
CAUTION
Avoid storing outside in direct sunlight and avoid using a plastic cover
as moisture will collect on the ATV
causing rusting.
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Preparation after Storage
Taking the ATV out of storage and correctly preparing it will assure many miles
and hours of trouble-free riding. Arctic
Cat recommends the following procedure
to prepare the ATV.
1. Clean the ATV thoroughly.
2. Clean the engine. Remove the cloth
from the exhaust system.
3. Check all control wires and cables for
signs of wear or fraying. Replace if
necessary.
4. Change the engine/transmission oil
and filter.
5. Check the coolant level and add properly mixed coolant as necessary.
6. Charge the battery; then install. Connect the battery cables making sure to
connect the positive cable first.
CAUTION
Before installing the battery, make
sure the ignition switch is in the OFF
position.
7. Check the entire brake systems (fluid
level, pads, etc.), all controls, headlights, taillight, brakelight, and headlight aim; adjust or replace if necessary.
8. Check the tire pressure. Inflate to recommended pressure as necessary.
9. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws,
and screws making sure all calibrated
nuts, cap screws, and bolts are tightened to specifications.
10. Make sure the steering moves freely
and does not bind.
11. Check the spark plug. Clean or
replace as necessary.
12. Check the air filter and the air filter
housing. Clean or replace as necessary.
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Limited Warranty
Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) extends a limited warranty as described below on
each new Arctic Cat ATV it assembles and on each genuine Arctic Cat ATV part and accessory
assembled and sold by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. The limited warranty on an Arctic Cat ATV
is extended to the original retail purchaser for the time periods described below; however, the balance
of the remaining warranty may be transferred to another party unless the purchase is for commercial
use (see below). Warranty coverage is only available in the country in which the original retail purchase
occurs to the original retail purchaser resident in that country or to a transferee resident in that country
of the balance of the remaining warranty.
Arctic Cat warrants only the products it assembles and/or sells and does not warrant that other
products will function properly when used with an Arctic Cat ATV or will not damage the ATV. Arctic Cat
does not assume any liability for incidental or consequential damages.
Arctic Cat will repair or replace, at its option, free of charge (including any related labor charges), any
parts that are found to be warrantable in material or workmanship. This repair work MUST be done by
an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. No transportation charges, rental charges, or inconvenience costs
will be paid by Arctic Cat. The warranty is validated upon examination of said parts by Arctic Cat or an
authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Arctic Cat reserves the right to inspect such parts at its factory for
final determination if warranty should apply.
The warranty periods are as follows:
1. Six months from the date of sale — for an Arctic Cat ATV used for recreational purposes.
2. Ninety days from date of invoice — for an Arctic Cat ATV used for commercial purposes, including
rental operations (non-transferable).
3. Thirty days from date of sale of ATV on Arctic Cat supplied batteries.
Exclusions to this warranty include normal wear, abuse, or corrosion and the following parts and
items:
Tires
CV Boots
Oil Filter
Drive Belt
Air Filter
Brake Pads
Light Bulbs
Spark Plug(s)
The following will VOID Arctic Cat’s warranty:
Torn or Punctured Upholstery
Cracks or Gouges in Body Panels
Drive/Driven Clutch Wear Parts
Windshield
1. Failure to perform the proper break-in procedure and all related maintenance, storage procedures
(if stored for extended periods), and/or service as recommended in the Operator’s Manual.
2. Repairs and/or adjustments by anyone other than an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
3. Use of improper carburetor jets.
4. Use of improper gasoline, lubricating oils, or spark plug(s).
5. An accident or subjecting the ATV to misuse, abuse, or negligent operation.
6. Any modification, addition, or removal of parts unless instructed to do so by Arctic Cat.
7. Use of the ATV in any way for racing purposes.
8. Removal of the engine for use in another vehicle.
9. Removal or mutilation of the Vehicle Identification Number or Engine Serial Number.
10. Use of parts not sold or approved by Arctic Cat.
11. Damage due to improper transportation.
Arctic Cat shall not be responsible for and this limited warranty excludes recovery of economic,
punitive, consequential and incidental damages, lost profits, and loss of use. Some states or
provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation may not apply to you. Arctic Cat’s aggregate liability may not exceed the
price of the product. The law of the State of Minnesota shall apply to all claims or disputes,
exclusive of its conflicts of law provisions.
IMPLIED WARRANTY EXCLUSION AND DISCLAIMER
To the fullest extent permitted by law, Arctic Cat excludes and disclaims all implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
If you are not satisfied with warranty service or repairs, you should contact Arctic Cat at (U.S.)
1-218-681-9851 or (Canada) 1-204-982-1656.
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Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility
At the time of sale, an ATV Rider Training Certificate and Owner Registration form is to be
completed by the selling dealer and consumer. The receipt of the form by Arctic Cat is a
condition precedent to warranty coverage. It is the selling dealer’s responsibility to retain
and/or submit appropriate copies of the form to the appropriate place(s) to initiate warranty coverage.
The dealer will furnish to the consumer a signed copy of the form which must be presented to the dealer when requesting warranty service. The registration form is the consumer’s proof of ownership and warranty eligibility. The form is used by the dealer to
validate the warranty claim. Retain your copy of the form and keep it in a safe place.
When warranty repair is suspected, the ATV should be taken to the selling dealer, who has
the primary responsibility to perform warranty repairs. Subject to the limitations set forth in
the Limited Warranty, in the event the selling dealer has ceased to do business, you have
moved, or you are in a location away from your selling dealer, warranty may be performed
by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
The authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will examine the ATV or part to determine if, in his
opinion, a warrantable condition exists. If a warrantable condition appears to exist, the
dealer will repair or replace, at Arctic Cat’s option, free of charge, including any related
labor costs, all parts that are found to be warrantable and any other parts which the warrantable part caused to be damaged. You, the owner, will then be asked to sign a warranty
form to ensure Arctic Cat that the warranty work was actually performed.
It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain and service the ATV in accordance with Arctic
Cat’s recommendations in the Operator’s Manual. To protect yourself and your ATV, follow
all safety and service tips. Arctic Cat will NOT warrant repairs required as a result of not
performing standard operator maintenance, storage procedures, and service as outlined
in the Operator’s Manual.
Should you have any questions concerning the warranty, contact an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer.
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Arctic Cat ATV Emission Control Warranty
Statement
Warranty Rights and Obligations
Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) and the California Air Resources Board are
pleased to explain the emission control system warranty for each new Arctic Cat ATV sold in
the state of California. In California, a new ATV must be designed, built, and equipped to meet
the state’s stringent anti-smog standards.
Arctic Cat warrants the emission control system on the Arctic Cat ATV for the periods listed
below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of the ATV.
The emission control system may include components such as the carburetor, ignition system,
and crankcase ventilation system. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors, and other
emission-related assemblies.
When a warrantable condition exists, Arctic Cat will repair the ATV at no cost to the owner,
including diagnosis, parts, and labor.
Emission Control Warranty Coverage
A new Arctic Cat ATV manufactured after January 1, 1997 has a two (2) year warranty on its
emissions control components.
If an emission-related component on the ATV is defective, the component will be repaired or
replaced by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
Owner’s Emission Control Warranty Responsibilities
It is the owner’s responsibility to perform the required maintenance listed in the Operator’s
Manual. Arctic Cat recommends the retention of all receipts covering maintenance performed
on the ATV, but Arctic Cat cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for failure to
ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance on the emission control system.
It is the owner’s responsibility to present the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer as
soon as a problem exists. The undisputed warranty repairs should be completed within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed thirty days.
The ATV owner should be aware that Arctic Cat may deny warranty coverage if either the ATV
or a component has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, or any unapproved
modifications.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, contact either
Arctic Cat Inc, P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, (218) 681-4999 or the California Air
Resources Board, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731, (818) 575-6800.
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Arctic Cat Emission Control System Limited
Warranty
Arctic Cat Inc., P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) warrants that
this new Arctic Cat ATV manufactured on or after January 1st, 1997:
A. Is designed, built, and equipped so as to conform at the time of initial purchase with all applicable
regulations of the California Air Resources Board and
B. Is free from defects in material and workmanship which could cause such ATV to fail to conform
with applicable regulations of the California Air Resources Board for a period of use of two (2)
years from the date of initial retail delivery.
Coverage
Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer located within the state of California in compliance with applicable regulations of the California Air
Resources Board. Any component or components replaced under this warranty shall become the property of
Arctic Cat.
In California, emission related warranted components are specifically defined by the state’s Emission Warranty Parts List. These warranted components are carburetor and internal components, intake manifold, fuel
injection system, spark advance mechanism, crankcase breather, air cutoff valve, fuel/vapor separator, canister, igniters, breaker governors, ignition coils, ignition wires, ignition points, condensers and spark plugs if
failure occurs prior to the first scheduled replacement, and hoses, clamps, and fittings used directly in these
parts. Since emission related components may vary from model to model, certain models may not contain all
of these components, and certain models may contain functionally equivalent components.
In California, emission control system emergency repairs, as provided for in the California Administrative
Code, may also be performed by other than an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. An emergency situation
occurs when an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer is not reasonably available, a component is not available
within thirty (30) days, or a repair is not complete within thirty (30) days. Any replacement component can be
used in an emergency repair. Arctic Cat will reimburse the owner for the expenses, including diagnosis, not
to exceed suggested retail price as set forth by Arctic Cat for all warranted components replaced and labor
charges based on the recommended time allowance set forth by Arctic Cat for the warranty repair and the
geographically appropriate hourly labor rate. The owner may be required to keep receipts and failed components in order to receive compensation.
Limitations
This Emission Control System Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
A. Repair or replacement required as a result of
(1) accident,
(2) misuse,
(3) lack of required maintenance,
(4) repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed,
(5) use of replacement components or accessories not conforming to Arctic Cat specifications
which adversely affect performance, and/or
(6) use in competitive racing or related events.
B. Inspections, replacement of components, and other services or adjustments necessary for
required maintenance.
Limited Liability
The liability of Arctic Cat under this Emission Control System Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of
defects in material and workmanship by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer at its place of business during
customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of the ATV or transportation of the ATV to or from the Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
ARCTIC CAT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSES, LOSS, OR DAMAGE, WHETHER
DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SALE OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THE ARCTIC CAT ATV FOR ANY PURPOSE. SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
NO EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY ARCTIC CAT EXCEPT AS
SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN. ANY EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IMPLIED BY
LAW, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANT-ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS LIMITED TO THE EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY TERMS STATED IN
THIS WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING STATEMENTS OF WARRANTY ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER REMEDIES.
No dealer is authorized to modify this Arctic Cat Inc. Limited Emission Control System Warranty.
Legal Rights
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN ADDITION TO THE ARCTIC CAT INC. LIMITED ATV WARRANTY.
Additional Information
Any replacement component that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance
of any maintenance or repairs. However, Arctic Cat is not liable for these components. The owner is responsible
for the performance of all required maintenance. Such maintenance may be performed at a service establishment or by any individual. The warranty period begins on the date the ATV is delivered to the owner.
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U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/Warranty
Coverage (U.S. Only)
STATEMENT/WARRANTY
Arctic Cat warrants to the original retail purchaser, and each subsequent purchaser, that all U.S. EPAcertified Arctic Cat ATV’s are designed, built, and equipped to conform to all U.S. EPA Emission Control
Regulations. Please read the following information completely.
Your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will repair or replace any defective emission-related component
at no cost to you during the warranty period. You may have non-warranty service performed by any
repair establishment that uses equivalent components. The regulations provide significant civil
penalties for tampering that causes your ATV to no longer meet U.S. EPA emission standards.
Arctic Cat further warrants that the engine and its emission-related components are free from defects in
materials or workmanship that could cause the engine to fail to comply with applicable regulations
during the warranty period.
If you have any questions about this information, or the emission warranty coverage statement, contact
your local authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
WARRANTY PERIOD
The emission warranty period for this ATV begins on the same date as the standard warranty coverage
and continues for 30 months or 3100 miles, whichever comes first.
COMPONENTS COVERED
The emissions warranty covers major emissions control components and emission-related components
listed as follows:
Engine Management and Sensors
Barometric Pressure Sensor
Camshaft Position Sensor
Engine Control Module (ECM)
Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
Intake Air Temperature Sensor
Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor
Oxygen Sensor
Throttle Position Sensor
Crankshaft Position Sensor
Exhaust Temperature Sensor
Ignition System
Ignition Coil
Knock Sensor System
Spark Plugs
Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) Module
Magneto Pick-Up
Fuel/Air System
Fuel Injectors
Fuel Pressure Regulator
Fuel Pump
Carburetor(s)
Turbocharger Assembly
Air Bypass Valve
Turbo Waste Gate Control Valve
Crankcase Ventilation System
ISC Valve
Miscellaneous Items Used in
Aforementioned Systems
Connectors
Switches
Grommets
Clamps
Hoses
Ties
Gaskets
Wiring
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
The owner of any ATV warranted under this Arctic Cat Emission Control Statement is responsible for
the proper maintenance and use of the ATV as stated in the Operator's Manual. Proper maintenance
generally includes replacement and service, at the owner's choosing, such items as air filter, oil and oil
filter, or any other part, item, or device related to emissions control as specified in the Operator's
Manual. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that the ATV is used in a manner for which it was
designed.
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Declaration of Conformity
Application of council directives:
EMC Directive 97/24/EC
Date of Issue: June, 1997
EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
Date of Issue: May, 2006
Issued by European Commission.
Type of Equipment: All-Terrain Vehicles
Brand Name: Arctic Cat
Model:
Standards to which conformity
declared:
Manufacturer (if not issuing agent):
Alterra 700 4x4
Alterra 700 XT 4x4
is EN 61000-6-2:2005
EN 55012:2007
Arctic Cat Inc.
601 Brooks Ave S.
Thief River Falls, MN
56701 USA
I, the undersigned, hereby declare that the equipment specified above conforms to the
directive(s) and standard(s) as specified.
Tracy Crocker
Vice President/General Manager of ATV
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Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty
Transfer
Arctic Cat Inc. keeps on file the current name and address of the owner
of this vehicle. This allows Arctic Cat to reach the current owner with
any important safety information which may be necessary to protect
customers from personal injury or property damage. Please make sure
a copy of this form is completed and returned to Arctic Cat Inc. if you
move or if the vehicle is sold to another party.
This form may also be used to transfer the unused portion of the
original warranty to a second party. In order to transfer warranty, fill out
this form completely; then return a copy of this form to Arctic Cat Inc.
Arctic Cat will then process the application and issue warranty for the
balance of the time remaining of the original warranty. Warranty
coverage is only available in the country in which the original retail
purchase occurs to the original retail purchaser resident in that country
or to a transferee resident in that country of the balance of the
remaining warranty.
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Address Change
Ownership Change
Warranty Transfer
CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP/
WARRANTY TRANSFER TO:
Name _________________________________________
Address _______________________________________
City/State (Province)/Zip Code (Postal Code)___________
Phone # (
) ___________________________________
Email __________________________________________
Year and Model _________________________________
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) __________________
Before operating, you should take an ATV Rider Course to learn ATV riding skills or reinforce your current good riding skills. In U.S.A., call 1-800-887-2887 to enroll in the half-day
ATV Rider Course nearest you or ask your dealer for assistance. The course instructor will
charge a small fee for each person taking the course. In Canada, call (613) 739-1535.
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP
Place
Stamp
Here
ARCTIC CAT INC.
PRODUCT SERVICE AND
WARRANTY DEPT.
P.O. BOX 810
THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701
Maintenance Record
DATE
MILEAGE
SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES
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Maintenance Record
DATE
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MILEAGE
SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES
NOTES
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NOTES
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Identification Numbers Record
The key identification number is stamped on the key as shown in the illustration.
Record this number in the space provided for reference if you ever need a new key.
These numbers are required by the dealer to complete warranty claims properly. No
warranty will be allowed by Arctic Cat if the VIN or ESN is removed or mutilated in
any way.
Always provide the ATV name, Vehicle Identification Number, and Engine Serial
Number when contacting an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for parts, service,
accessories, or warranty. If a complete engine must be replaced, ask the dealer to
notify Arctic Cat for correct registration information.
Record the Vehicle Identification Number and Engine Serial Number in the spaces
provided to assist you in ordering parts from your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer
or for reference in case the ATV is stolen.
1. Key Identification
Number:
The Arctic Cat ATV has two identification numbers: Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) and Engine Serial Number (ESN).
2. Vehicle Identification
Number:
The VIN is located on the frame support
rail.
3. Engine Serial
Number:
The ESN is located on the left-side rear
of the engine crankcase.
XR006A
XR016A
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