2016
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
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.
90 Utility/DVX 90
www.arcticcat.com
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. For your safety, it is important to understand
and follow all of the warnings contained in this Operator’s Manual and
the labels on your ATV prior to riding.
Keep this Operator’s Manual with this vehicle at all times. If you lose
your manual, contact Arctic Cat for a free replacement. The labels
should be considered permanent parts of the vehicle. If a label comes
off or becomes hard to read, contact Arctic Cat for a free replacement.
Contact Arctic Cat Inc., Service Department, P.O. Box 810, Thief River
Falls, MN 56701, for proper registration information.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS
MANUAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Children differ in skills, physical abilities, and judgment. Some children may
not be able to operate an ATV safely. Parents should supervise their child’s
use of the ATV at all times. Parents should permit continued use only if they
determine that the child has the ability to operate the ATV safely.
For your safety, it is important all operators be properly trained to operate an ATV. Training is available: U.S. owners, call 800-887-2887;
Canadian owners, call 613-739-1535.
Pour votre sécurité, il est importante que tout opérateur est formé correctement pour opérer un VTT. Un cours d’instruction est disponible:
pour les propriétaires canadiens, composez le 613-739-1535.
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.
Division I - Rider Awareness/
Responsibility
Foreword
Congratulations and thank you from Arctic Cat Inc. for purchasing an
ARCTIC CAT® All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). It is designed to provide
superior ride, comfort, utility, and dependable service.
This Operator’s Manual is furnished to make the operator aware of
proper operating procedures. It also includes information about the general care and maintenance of your ATV.
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.
Protect Your Sport
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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.
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. Because Arctic Cat Inc. constantly refines and
improves its products, no retroactive obligation is incurred.
You have chosen a quality Arctic Cat ATV designed and manufactured
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.
! WARNING
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.
Division II of this manual covers important information, operator-related maintenance, and storage instructions. If major repair or service is ever required,
contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for professional service.
Some illustrations used in this manual are used for clarity purposes only
and are not designed to depict actual conditions.
Parts and Accessories
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.
To aid in service and maintenance procedures on this ATV, a Service
Manual is available through your local Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age.
Category
Y-12+
T-14
G&S
Age (Years) Speed Limitations (MPH)
12 or Older
15 - Limited
30 - Maximum
14 or Older
20 - Limited
30 - Limited
38 - Maximum
16 or Older
According to
Local Regulations
NOTES
Operate Under
Adult Supervision
Operate Under
Adult Supervision
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Table of Contents
Division I - Rider Awareness/
Responsibility
Foreword..........................................................................................................1
ATV Safety Alert ..............................................................................................5
Rider Training Course ....................................................................................6
Hangtag............................................................................................................7
Warning Labels ...............................................................................................8
Warnings.................................................................................................... 9-15
Prevention ............................................................................................... 16-19
Clothing and Gear ............................................................................... 16
Condition of the ATV............................................................................ 17
First Aid and Survival .......................................................................... 18
Active Riding .................................................................................................20
Sound Judgment..................................................................................... 21-23
Those Around You ............................................................................... 21
Environment ........................................................................................ 21
Equipment ........................................................................................... 22
Personal Choices ................................................................................ 22
Load Capacity Ratings Chart (90 Utility) ............................................. 23
Supervision ...................................................................................................24
Taking Responsibility ........................................................................... 24
Inexperienced Riders.................................................................... 24
Experienced Riders ...................................................................... 24
Division II - Operation/Maintenance
Parts and Accessories ...................................................................................1
ATV Specifications........................................................................................25
Location of Controls.....................................................................................25
ATV Operation ......................................................................................... 26-32
Basic Operating Maneuvers ................................................................ 26
Starting the Engine ....................................................................... 26
Starting A Cold Engine ................................................................. 26
Handling the ATV (Active Riding Techniques) ..................................... 27
Tips...................................................................................................... 28
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General Information ................................................................................33-38
Control Locations and Functions..........................................................33
Shift Lever ............................................................................................35
Carburetor Float Bowl Drain .................................................................35
Oil Level Stick.......................................................................................35
Seat Lock .............................................................................................36
Safety Flag/Bracket ..............................................................................36
Transporting ATV ..................................................................................36
Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant .........................................................................36
Engine Break-In ...................................................................................37
General Maintenance ..............................................................................39-49
Maintenance Schedule.........................................................................39
Shock Absorbers ..................................................................................40
General Lubrication ..............................................................................40
Hand Brake System .............................................................................41
Adjusting Brakes ..................................................................................41
Gas/Vent Hoses ...................................................................................42
Protective Rubber Boots ......................................................................42
Battery..................................................................................................42
Spark Plug............................................................................................45
Engine Idle RPM Adjustment ...............................................................46
Throttle Cable Adjustment....................................................................46
Air Filter ................................................................................................46
Tires .....................................................................................................47
Wheels .................................................................................................47
Bulb Replacement ................................................................................48
Fuse .....................................................................................................49
Storage.................................................................................................49
Preparation For Storage .............................................................................. 50
Preparation After Storage............................................................................ 51
Limited Warranty .......................................................................................... 52
Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility................................................ 53
Arctic Cat Emission Control System Limited Warranty............................ 54
U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/Warranty Coverage - ATV
(U.S. Only) ................................................................................................. 55
Declaration of Conformity ........................................................................... 57
Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer............................. 57
Maintenance Record .................................................................................... 56
Identification Numbers Record ........................................ Inside Back Cover
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 or over obstacles, if you
fail to take proper precautions. SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH can
result if you do not follow these instructions:
• Parents: It is very important that your child or children understand and follow
the instructions and warnings contained in this manual before operating this
ATV under adult supervision. Also, it is very important that you take time to
watch the Safety DVD (included in the Owner’s Packet) with your child or
children. It contains important operating and safety instructions.
• Read this manual and all labels carefully and follow the operating procedures described.
• Never operate an ATV without proper instruction. Take a training course.
Beginners should receive training from a certified instructor. Contact an
authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada) to find out about the training
course nearest you.
• Never allow anyone under 12 years of age to operate this ATV.
• Never allow a child to operate a Y-12+ ATV without adult supervision and
never allow continued use of an ATV by a child if the child does not have the
abilities to operate it safely.
• Some operators, even at the age of 12, may not be able to operate an ATV
safely; parents should supervise such operator 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.
• Never carry a passenger.
• Never permit a guest to operate this ATV unless the guest has read this
manual and all product labels and has completed a certified training course.
• Never operate an ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets.
• Never operate this ATV on any public street, highway, or road (even a dirt or
gravel one).
• Never operate an ATV without wearing an approved helmet that fits properly. You should also wear eye protection (goggles or face shield), gloves,
boots, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and long pants.
• Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating this ATV.
! WARNING
• Never operate at excessive speeds. Always travel at a speed which is proper
for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience.
• Never attempt wheelies, jumps, or other stunts.
• Always inspect this ATV each time you use it to make sure it is in safe
operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this manual.
• Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests
of the ATV during operation.
• 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. 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 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.
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AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN
BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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! WARNING
• 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 your ATV.
• Never install a twist grip throttle on this ATV.
• Never exceed the stated load capacity for this ATV. One operator only. No
cargo, passengers, or towing.
• Remove the speed limiting safety device on this ATV at your own risk.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the
ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or Canada Safety
Council at 1-613-739-1535 (Canada).
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
ATV Safety Alert
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has concluded that ALLTERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV’s) may present a risk of DEATH or
SEVERE INJURY in certain circumstances. While accidents may occur
for many reasons:
*** Over 2282 people, including many children, have died in accidents
associated with ATV’s since 2008.
*** 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:
* NEVER ALLOW ANYONE UNDER 12 YEARS OLD TO
OPERATE AN ARCTIC CAT Y-12+ ATV.
* 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 THE TRAINING COURSE DESCRIBED ON PAGE 6.
* NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER OR RIDE AS A PASSENGER
ON AN ATV. CARRYING A PASSENGER MAY UPSET THE
BALANCE OF THE ATV AND MAY CAUSE IT TO GO OUT OF
CONTROL.
! WARNING
* EVERY ARCTIC CAT BRAND ATV IS DESIGNED FOR A CERTAIN AGE GROUP. NEVER RIDE AN ATV THAT IS NOT
DESIGNED FOR YOUR AGE GROUP. THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL AND LABELS CONTAIN THE AGE GROUP FOR EACH
ARCTIC CAT BRAND ATV.
* NEVER OPERATE AN ARCTIC CAT BRAND YOUTH ATV
WITHOUT PARENTAL SUPERVISION.
* NEVER OPERATE AN ATV ON PAVEMENT. THE VEHICLE IS
NOT DESIGNED TO BE USED ON PAVED SURFACES AND
MAY BE DIFFICULT TO 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 YOUR ATV TO ANYONE WHO HAS NOT
TAKEN A TRAINING COURSE OR HAS NOT BEEN DRIVING
AN ATV FOR AT LEAST A YEAR.
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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). Arctic Cat provides free rider training
courses to appropriate immediate family members per ATV purchase.
Others can take the training course for a small fee. See an authorized
Arctic Cat ATV dealer for details or call (800) 887-2887 for training
course information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV
SAFETY, call the Consumer Product
Safety Commission at (800) 638-2772 or
the ATV Distributors' Safety Hotline at
(800) 852-5344.
Visit the Arctic Cat Inc. website at www.arcticcat.com for additional
product information.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Hangtag
Your Arctic Cat ATV comes with a hangtag containing important safety
information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this
information before riding.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Warning Labels
Your 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.
Pour commander des Etiquettes
de Mise en Garde gratuites,
voyez votre détaillant de autorisé
VTT Arctic Cat pour le numéro
de pièce 2436-149.
KM808G
KM822F
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Warnings
! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV without proper instruction and supervision.
Carrying a passenger on this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
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.
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
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 1-613739-1535 (Canada).
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Allowing anyone under age 12 to operate this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of an ATV by children can lead to severe injury or death of the
child. Children 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 12 should never operate this ATV. A child lacking the
skills, abilities, or judgment needed to operate the ATV safely should
never operate this ATV. A child under the age of 16 should never
operate this ATV without parental supervision.
! WARNING
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
Operating this ATV on paved surfaces.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV’s tires are designed for offroad 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.
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! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on public streets,
roads, or highways.
Operating this ATV without wearing an
approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
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 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
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
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this ATV.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV at excessive speeds or removing the speed limiting device from the ATV.
Failure to inspect the ATV before operating.
Failure to properly maintain the ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases your chances of losing control of the ATV, which can result
in an accident.
Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always ride at a speed that is proper for the terrain, visibility and
operating conditions, and your age and experience.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Attempting wheelies, jumps, and other
stunts.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the chance of an accident
including an overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies
or jumps. Don’t try to show off.
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
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
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Removing hands from handlebar or feet from footrests during operation.
Turning improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or rollover.
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
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always keep both hands on the handlebar and both feet on the footrests of your ATV during operation.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
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
Failure to use extra care when operating on rough, slippery, or loose terrain.
Operating on steep hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV can overturn more easily on
steep hills than on level surfaces or
small hills.
Could cause loss of traction or ATV control, which could result in an accident
including an overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
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.
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
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Climbing hills improperly.
Going down a hill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
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. 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 15°
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.
! 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 brakes.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Stalling, rolling backwards, or improperly dismounting while climbing a hill.
Operating the ATV with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire
pressure.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could result in the ATV overturning.
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
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 parking brake after you are stopped.
If you begin rolling backwards:
Keep weight uphill.
Apply the brakes while rolling backwards.
When fully stopped, engage the parking brake.
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.
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
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.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating over obstacles.
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or a collision. Could cause the ATV to
overturn.
Could cause loss of control or cause the
ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
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
Operating the ATV with improper modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
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
Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may
cause changes in handling which could lead to an accident.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Failure to release the parking brake before driving the ATV.
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.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
! WARNING
Driving the ATV with the parking brake engaged could cause a
change in handling or loss of brakes and cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always release the parking brake before driving the ATV.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Prevention
Helmet
Overview
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.
Following the safety instructions and warnings in this manual will help
you “P.A.S.S.” the safety test. P.A.S.S. stands for “Prevention,” “Active
Riding,” “Sound Judgment,” and “Supervision.” Remembering P.A.S.S.
and what it stands for will help you have a safe, predictable ride every
time you go out on your ATV.
Clothing and Gear
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.
This is the minimum protection you need to wear
during every ride:
1. Helmet
2. Eye Protection
3. Long Pants
4. Long Sleeved Shirt
ATV-0004
5. Gloves
6. Boots/Ankle Protection
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.
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! WARNING
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
have a sticker on the inside or outside of
the helmet.
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.
Eye Protection
Helmets should have
one of these:
1. DOT label
2. Snell label
3. ANSI Z90.1 label
TESTIMONIAL
DOCUMENT#: N490117A1
CITY/STATE: N. HUNTINGDON, PA
SEX: M
AGE: 6
BODY PART: HEAD
DATE ACCIDENT: 06-14-94
DISPOSITION: DOA
SYNOPSIS: The 6 year old male victim
died from blunt force trauma to the
head when the 4-wheel ATV on which he
was a passenger struck a rock on a
hill connecting two roads and
flipped over backwards onto the
victim, shattering his bicycle
helmet. The victim was life-flighted
to the hospital and died that night.
The driver of the ATV, the victim’s
29 year old father, sustained minor
injuries, but wasn’t treated.
Wear eye protection, such as
goggles, to completely surround your eyes to prevent
getting dirt or other items in your eyes. Sunglasses are not recommended;
they don’t prevent objects from flying in through the sides.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Long Pants and Long Sleeved Shirt
The goal is to protect your body from branches, long grass, airborne
objects, or anything else that could scrape your skin. The more thick and
durable the material, the better protection it’ll provide.
1. Tires and Wheels
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 handlebar.
Correct tire pressure is crucial. Consult the
Check:
General Maintenance section of this Opera1. Tire pressure
tor’s Manual for tire pressure guidelines.
Incorrect tire pressure can cause poor han2. Tire surface (tread
and sidewalls)
dling, instability, and a loss of ATV control.
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.
Boots/Ankle Protection
2. Controls and Cable
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.
Condition of the ATV
The second step in Prevention is checking the condition of your ATV.
Chances are good that you’ll be using your ATV in some rough terrain, and
there’s no way you want your brakes to go out when riding downhill. You
need to check the following parts on your ATV before every ride.
1. Tires and Wheels
2. Controls and Cable
3. Lights and Electrical System
4. Oil and Fuel
5. Chassis
6. Miscellaneous Items
! WARNING
A. Brakes
Squeeze your hand brake levers. If they feel
soft or “squishy,” the brakes may need Check:
1. Hand brake levers
adjustment. Check the maintenance section
of this Operator’s Manual for instructions.
2. Parking brake
Don’t use the ATV until the brakes are operating normally.
Test the parking brake and see if it locks the rear wheels; then disengage
it to release the brake. Ensure that the hand brakes are working properly;
your brakes could fail during a ride if they’re not maintained.
B. Throttle
Before starting the ATV, push the throttle
Check:
lever several times. The throttle should have
1. Free, smooth
a free, smooth range of motion. If it seems to
range of motion
“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.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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3. Lights and Electrical
System
Check:
Check that the brakelight and headlights
work. Don’t drive the ATV unless all systems are working. Check the ignition switch
and emergency stop switch.
4. Oil and Fuel
Start with a full tank of gas and check engine
oil before every ride. Don’t forget to check
for fluid leaks around the ATV.
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 and clear the drive
chain and sprockets of foreign materials and
debris. Check drive chain adjustment.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Brakelight
Headlights
Ignition switch
Emergency stop
switch
Check:
1. Gas
2. Oil
3. Fluid leaks
Check:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Suspension arms
Shock springs
Fenders
Steering
Drive Chain
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.
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! WARNING
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:
•
•
•
•
Tools
Water
Identification
First Aid Kit
For rides that are longer in duration and distance, the following additional items are recommended:
• Cellular Phone
• Maps/GPS
• Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit
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.
Water
Carry these items on
your ATV:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Bulbs
Duct tape
Rope
Spark plugs
Spare parts
Tool Kit
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.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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.
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.
! WARNING
Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First
Aid Kit
You’ll need several items in your Emergency Carry these items:
Kit including a flashlight. The matches will
come in handy if you need to start a fire to stay 1. Flashlight
warm. Flares are appropriate for signaling help. 2. Matches
A first aid kit is very important if an injury of 3. Flares
some type should happen. A good First Aid Kit 4. First Aid Kit
should include bandages, antiseptic spray, 5. Money
gauze, tape, etc.
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 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
Those Around You
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.
People do all kinds of things that you can’t predict or control.
Night Riding
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.
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 the vehicle difficult to control.
Other Vehicles
Depending on where you’re riding, you might encounter other ATV’s,
bikes, or motor vehicles on public lands. Respect the presence of cars if
you’re crossing roads or riding in public areas and make yourself be seen.
If you can’t see other vehicles coming, that means you’re invisible, too.
Environment
The environment you operate an ATV in is often harsh and sometimes
dangerous if you don’t take proper precautions.
Weather
You need to consider the weather. It is dangerous to ride your ATV when
the weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep abreast with weather forecasts.
Terrain
Always pay close attention to the terrain you’re on even if it is familiar
to you. You can’t assume that the landscape you’re used to doesn’t
change. Changes 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.
! WARNING
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 surfaces. If operating on
paved surfaces is unavoidable, travel slowly (less than 10 MPH) and
avoid sudden turns and stops.
Hikers
With the renewed interest in hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities, people can show up in remote areas where you would never expect
them. For their sake, keep your eyes open.
Animals and Nature
Respect the outdoors that you love. Don’t use your ATV to chase animals or birds. Drive around young trees rather than over them. Keep
clear of streams and ditches with standing water.
Tread Lightly and leave it as you found it.
Trail Riding
Use sound judgment when trail riding; that means riding on a trail that
fits your ability level. If the trail is pretty rugged, standing up on your
footrests will make it easier for you to endure the rough terrain.
Make yourself visible by using headlights and taillight and pull completely off the trail if you need to stop.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Keep your weight shifted into the slope.
It also helps to know which trails you can legally ride and who else
might be on those same trails. These are signs currently used in some
areas to designate trail types and restrictions.
Trail Signs
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.
Personal Choices
A safe, enjoyable ride is dependent on many personal choices. An ATV,
like all motorized vehicles, can be dangerous to operate if you choose to
ignore safety precautions, take unnecessary chances, or ride beyond
your ability or your vehicle’s capability. Don’t allow the thrill of freedom or adventure to affect your ability to make good, safe choices.
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.
ATV-0068
Equipment
The last thing you expected was that your ATV would break down in the
middle of the field... it’s usually so reliable that sometimes you forget
the ATV has its limits.
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! WARNING
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.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Group Behavior
When riding in a group, it is human nature to try to keep up with or outdo those around you. We can all be competitive and that can lead to risk
taking resulting in serious injury or equipment damage. Know your limitations and don't be afraid to slow the pace down.
Load Capacity Ratings Chart (90 Utility)
Item
Specifications
(lb)
(kg)
Max Load Capacity
175
79
Front Rack (max)
10
4.5
Rear Rack (max)
15
6.8
Max Load Capacity - Total weight of operator, accessories, and cargo
on front and rear racks.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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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 “PASS”... “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.
Remember that regardless of experience, you should never let
anyone under the age of 12 operate your ATV.
Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age.
Speed Limitations
(MPH)
NOTES
12 or Older
15 - Limited
30 - Maximum
Operate Under
Adult Supervision
T-14
14 or Older
20 - Limited
30 - Limited
38 - Maximum
Operate Under
Adult Supervision
G&S
16 or Older
According to
Local Regulations
—
Category
Age (Years)
Y-12+
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 underaged 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 them read the 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.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
DIVISION II - Operation/
Maintenance
ATV Specifications
ENGINE AND DRIVE
Type
Bore x Stroke
Displacement
Spark Plug Type
Spark Plug Gap
Brake Type
CHASSIS
Length (Overall)
Height (Overall)
Width (Overall)
Tire Size (Front)
Tire Size (Rear)
Tire Inflation Pressure
MISCELLANY
Dry Weight (Approx)
Four-Cycle/OHC/Air Cooled
47 x 51.8 mm (1.85 x 1.62 in.)
89.9 cc (5.5 cu in.)
CR7HSA
0.6 - 0.7 mm (0.024 - 0.028 in.)
Front Double Drum/Rear Hydraulic Disc w/
Parking Brake
1468.1 mm (57.8 in.)
962.6 mm (37.9 in.)
876.3 mm (34.5 in.)
AT20 x 7-8
AT19 x 8-8
0.21 kg/cm² (3.0 psi)
118 kg (260 lb) - DVX 90
120 kg (265 lb) - 90
Gas Tank Capacity (Rated)
5.7 L (1.5 U.S. gal.)
Reserve Capacity
1.3 L (0.34 U.S. gal.)
Transmission Lubricant (Recommended) SAE 80W-90 Hypoid
Transmission Lubricant Capacity
250 ml (8.4 fl oz)
Engine Oil Capacity (Approx)
0.8 L (0.84 U.S. qt)
Gasoline (Recommended)
87 Octane Regular Unleaded
Engine Oil (Recommended)
Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic)
Headlights
12V/35W
Brakelight
12V/5W
Starting System
Electric w/Kick Start (Emergency)
Location of Controls
1. Battery
2. Front Brake Lever
3. Fuel Valve
4. Seat Lock Lever
5. Tool Storage
6. Parking Brake
7. Key Switch
8. Throttle Limiter
9. Throttle Lever
10. Brakelight
11. Kick Start Lever
12. Emergency Stop Switch
13. Starter Button
14. Rear Brake Lever
15. Oil Level Stick
16. Headlight HI/LO Switch
17. Shift Lever
 NOTE: The ATV you have
KM916A
KM913A
purchased may differ slightly
from those shown in the figures of this manual.
KM911B
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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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 move to this level active riding.
These are your basic maneuvers:
•
•
•
•
Mounting the ATV
Starting the Engine
Emergency Starting
Starting a Cold Engine
• Braking/Stopping
• Parking
• Dismounting the ATV
Mounting the ATV
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
Always start with the ATV on a flat, level surface. Carbon monoxide
poisoning can kill you, so keep your ATV outside while it’s running.
Follow these steps to start it up:
1. Engage the parking brake.
2. Mount the ATV and sit down.
3. Turn on the fuel valve.
4. Turn on the ignition.
5. Shift into neutral.
6. Move the emergency stop switch to RUN.
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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. Press the starter button.
8. Let the engine warm up.
Emergency Starting
This Arctic Cat ATV has an emergency kick starter to use if the electric
starter becomes inoperative. To use the starter, follow this procedure.
! WARNING
Ensure the paring brake is engaged when using the emergency kick starter.
1. Push down on the kick starter until
resistance is felt; then with a short,
quick, downward stroke, start engine.
2. Repeat until the engine starts.
3. After making sure that the engine
is warm, apply the front brakes and
release the parking brake.
Starting A Cold Engine
KM002
 NOTE: It is very important not to touch or compress the
throttle lever during the starting procedures.
1. Rotate the ignition switch key to the first position (ON).
2. Compress the left-hand brake lever; then 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.
3. Allow the engine to warm up for approximately 2-2 1/2 minutes.
Do not touch the throttle lever until the engine has run for at least 3
minutes.
4. Run the engine for at least 10 minutes so it is thoroughly warmed
up. If the engine is run for a shorter period of time, the spark plug
may not have reached a high enough temperature to burn off the
excess fuel in the combustion chamber.
CAUTION
If unburned fuel is collected in the combustion chamber due to
lack of running time, spark plug fouling will occur more easily
during the next starting attempt.
Braking/Stopping
Coming to a stop should be a slow, easy process. Always allow plenty of
room and time to stop smoothly. Sometimes quick stops are inevitable,
so always be prepared. Whether you’re stopping slowly or stopping
quickly, do this:
1. Compress both right and left brake levers on the handlebars to
apply both the front and rear brakes.
2. If your wheels lock, release them for a second; then apply them
again.
3. Never “ride” the brakes. Even maintaining minimal pressure on a
brake lever will cause the brake shoes to drag on the drums and
overheat the brake system.
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 low gear; otherwise,
try to park only on level surfaces.
5. Engage the parking brake.
Dismounting the ATV
After you’ve followed the procedure for parking, it’s time to dismount.
1. Verify the parking brake is engaged.
2. Swing your right leg over to the left side of the seat.
3. Step to the ground on the left side of the ATV.
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.
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.
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Tips
Safe riding techniques include:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Riding
Skidding or Sliding
Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance
K-Turns
Riding Uphill
Sidehilling/Traversing
Riding Downhill
Wide Turns
•
•
•
•
•
•
Sharp Turns
Crossing Obstacles
Crossing Water
Crossing Roads
Stopping the ATV
Stopping the Engine
2. Keep your hand off the brakes until you’re out of the skid.
3. Shift your weight forward.
Sometimes your ATV may not respond and goes straight ahead instead
of letting you turn. Here’s how to handle it:
1. Slow down.
2. Move forward on the seat.
3. Lean to inside of turn.
4. Turn handlebar.
Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance
Riding
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.
Once the engine’s warm, the ATV is ready to
go.
1. Keep your feet on the footrests and both
hands on the handlebar.
2. Hold the brake levers, and release the
parking brake.
3. Release the brakes slowly and apply the
throttle.
Skidding or Sliding
If you lose control after hitting sand, ice, mud,
or water:
1. Turn your handlebar into the direction of the slide.
ATV-0012
ATV-0013
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ATV-0024
ATV-0025
K-Turns
Use K-turns if you accidentally stall while riding uphill; you need to
take action before the ATV rolls backward down the hill.
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-0034
ATV-0020
ATV-0019
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
ATV-0035
ATV-0036
ATV-0037
Stop where you are, apply the brakes.
Shut off the engine.
Keep your body weight shifted forward.
Get off the ATV on the uphill side.
If you’re to the left of the ATV, turn the handlebar all the way left.
Partially release the brake, but lightly hold the brake lever.
Let the ATV roll to your right side until it faces slightly downhill.
Reapply the brakes.
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.
ATV-0032
ATV-0033
1. 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, quickly 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 15°
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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:
1. Keep your speed low and consistent.
2. Shift all your body weight to the uphill side of the seat; also, support your weight on the uphill footrest.
3. Steer like you’re driving into the hill.
4. If the ATV feels like it’s tipping, turn the handlebar downhill. If that’s
not possible because of the terrain or other conditions or if it just
doesn’t work, stop and get off. Dismount the ATV on the uphill side.
Wide Turns
Many ATV accidents happen during turns. If you don’t understand turning techniques, it’s easy for the ATV to get away from you by losing
traction, plowing, or tipping. Use this method for wide turns:
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.
Sharp Turns
After mastering wide turns, practice the advanced skill of sharp turns.
Riding Downhill
Success in riding downhill depends on how well you know your brakes take it easy on them, or you could flip over.
1. Shift your body weight as far back on the seat as possible.
2. Lightly apply the brakes and ease up on the throttle.
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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 handlebars as much as you can.
5. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn.
Crossing Obstacles
Crossing obstacles is risky; avoid it if possible. Riding over logs, rocks,
and ruts means combining all the active riding skills into one big
motion. Your ATV will respond differently for different obstacles (logs,
ruts, etc.), but these are general guidelines for overcoming two-track
(both tires contacting the obstacle at the same time) obstacles:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Keep your speed way down; less than 5 mph.
Approach the obstacle head-on.
Come up off the seat.
Keep your weight on the footrests.
Apply a little throttle when the front tires make contact with the obstacle.
Lean forward and release the throttle when front tires clear the
obstacle.
7. Keep your body loose to absorb any shock.
8. If the ATV starts tipping, shift your weight to keep it in balance.
To clear a single-track (only one tire contacts) obstacle, follow the same
rules except:
1. Use the ATV’s momentum to clear the obstacle.
2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar.
3. Don’t apply the throttle.
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 water is too deep, you
might find the ATV suddenly afloat.
1. Physically check the depth and current of the water, especially if
you can’t see the bottom. You’re also checking for boulders, logs,
or any other hidden obstacles.
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
Crossing roads on your ATV is also a bad idea, so avoid it. If you can’t:
1. Stop completely on the shoulder of the road.
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.
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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.
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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.
 NOTE: Leaving the ignition switch key in the ON position
could result in a discharged battery.
General Information
Control Locations and Functions
Ignition Switch Key
Two keys come with the ATV. Keep the spare key in a safe place.
Ignition Switch
The ignition switch has two positions.
OFF position — All electrical circuits are
off. The engine will not start. The key can
be removed in this position.
ON position — The ignition circuit is
complete, the engine can run, and the
headlights and taillight are on. The key
cannot be removed in this position.
MD0010
Parking Brake
To engage and release the parking
brake, use the following procedure.
1. Rotate the parking brake lever
to the left to engage the brake.
2. Release the parking brake by
turning the lever to the right.
KC551
Check to make sure the parking
brake engages properly and that when engaged it locks the rear wheels.
1. Engage the parking brake.
2. Attempt to push the ATV.
 NOTE: The parking brake must lock the rear wheels. If it
doesn’t, the rear brake system must be serviced.
CAUTION
! WARNING
Leaving the ignition switch in the ON 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.
Always verify the parking brake has been disengaged before
operating the ATV. An accident could result if the parking
brake 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 parking brake. Always block the downhill
side of the wheels if leaving the ATV on a hill or park the ATV
in a sidehill position.
Hand Brakes
The hand brakes should be applied whenever a braking situation is
needed.
Apply the brakes by compressing the brake levers toward the handlebar.
Headlight HI/LO Switch
Use the headlight HI/LO switch to select the high or low headlight beam
when the ignition switch is in the ON position. When the switch is in the
HI position, the high beam will illuminate. When the switch is in the LO
position, the low beam will illuminate.
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Emergency Stop Switch
This switch will stop the engine. The engine can be started again by
pressing the starter button.
OFF position — The ignition circuit
is off. The engine cannot be started or
will not run. If the switch is used to
stop the engine without turning off
ignition switch, the battery may discharge.
RUN position — The ignition circuit
is on. The engine can start and run.
KM063B
In an emergency, slide the switch to
the OFF position to stop the engine.
Apply the brakes to stop the wheels.
Electric Starter Button
Pushing in on this button activates the
starter motor. Before starting the
engine, make sure the ignition switch
is in the ON position and the parking
KM064A
brake is engaged.
Throttle Lever
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.
KM027A
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Throttle Limiter Screw
Throttle lever travel may be limited by adjusting the throttle limiter screw.
The throttle limiter should be adjusted according to the operator’s skill and
experience. To adjust the throttle limiter, use the following procedure.
1. Loosen the jam nut (A).
2. Turn the throttle limiter screw
(B) clockwise to decrease
engine RPM maximum or
counterclockwise to increase
engine RPM maximum.
3. Tighten the jam nut (A)
securely.
KM028A
Fuel Valve
The fuel valve is incorporated in the
gas tank. There are three positions:
ON, RES, and OFF.
In the OFF position, the valve will not
allow gasoline to flow to the carburetor. In the ON position (the normal
operating position), gasoline will flow
KM043A
from the tank to the carburetor. In this
position, 1.3 L (0.34 U.S. gal.) will remain in the tank as a reserve quantity.
Moving the valve to the reserve (RES) position will allow the operator
to use the remaining gasoline in the tank. When turning the valve to any
of the three positions, be sure the indicator is pointed directly at the position desired.
! WARNING
Never leave the valve in the ON or RES position when the
engine is not running.
Shift Lever
1. To shift into forward gear, pull
out and upward on the shift
lever until the transmission
engages in the forward gear.
2. To shift into reverse gear, pull out
and push downward on the shift
lever until the transmission
engages the reverse gear. When in
reverse with the ignition switch in
the ON position, the reverse indicator light will illuminate.
3. To shift into neutral from either
forward or reverse gear, push or
pull the lever to the center position. When in neutral with the
ignition switch in the ON position, the neutral indicator light
will illuminate.
Carburetor Float
Bowl Drain
KM914A
Oil Level Stick
KM915A
! WARNING
Always come to a complete
stop with the engine at idle
before moving the shift lever.
Changing gears while moving
or shifting from neutral with the
engine above idle could cause
sudden change of direction
resulting in loss of control or
being thrown from the ATV
causing severe injury or death.
Periodically, the float bowl should be
drained to remove condensation. To
drain the float bowl, use the following
procedure.
1. Place a suitable container
beneath the float bowl drain
KM065
hose.
2. Loosen the drain screw and allow the gasoline and condensation to
flow out.
3. Tighten the drain screw securely.
KM915B
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. Unscrew the oil level stick and
wipe it with a clean cloth.
KM021A
2. Install the oil level stick completely into the engine crankcase.
 NOTE: The oil level stick should be threaded into the
engine crankcase for checking purposes.
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3. Remove the oil level stick; the
engine oil level should be
between the lower level and
upper level on the stick.
1. Engage the parking brake and place the transmission in gear.
CAUTION
Failure to engage the parking brake and place the transmission in gear could result in the ATV rolling off the trailer in
the event of tie-down strap failure.
CAUTION
Do not overfill the engine with oil.
Always make sure the oil level is
between the lower and upper levels on the stick.
KM022A
Seat Lock
1. To remove the seat, push the
seat lock lever rearward
(located at the rear of the ATV
under the seat). Raise the rear
end of the seat and slide it rearward.
2. To lock the seat into position,
KM013A
slide the front of the seat into
the seat retainers and push down firmly on back of seat. The seat
should automatically lock into position.
! WARNING
Make sure the seat is secure before mounting the ATV. Severe
personal injury may result if the seat is not properly secured.
Safety Flag/Bracket
A bracket is provided for mounting a flag at the rear of the ATV. The
flag should be displayed to make the ATV more visible.
Transporting ATV
When transporting the ATV, the ATV must be in its normal operating
position (on all four wheels) and the following procedure must be used.
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2. Turn the fuel valve OFF.
3. Secure the ATV with load rated hold-down straps.
 NOTE: Suitable hold-down straps are available from your
Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Ordinary rope is not recommended
because it can stretch under load.
CAUTION
When using hold-down straps, care must be taken not to damage
the ATV.
Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant
Filling Gas Tank
! WARNING
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.
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.
Allow the engine to cool before filling the gas tank. Care must be taken
not to overfill the tank. If overfilled, gas may leak onto the engine creating a fire hazard.
! WARNING
Do not overfill or over-flow gasoline when filling the gas tank.
A fire hazard could materialize. Always allow the engine to
cool before filling the gas tank.
Tighten the gas tank cap securely after filling the tank.
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.
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 Oil
CAUTION
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, nondetergent, and castor-based oils.
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 engine
oil is the only oil recommended for
use in this engine, use of any API
certified SM 0W-40 oil is acceptable.
OILCHARTJ
Recommended
Transmission Lubricant
 NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of genuine Arctic
Cat lubricants.
The recommended transmission lubricant to use is SAE 80W-90 hypoid.
CAUTION
Any lubricant used in place of the recommended one could
cause serious transmission damage.
Engine Break-In
New ATV’s and renewed ATV engines require a “break-in” period. The
first month is most critical to the life of this ATV. Proper operation
during this break-in period will help assure maximum life and performance from the ATV.
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During the first 3 hours of operation, always use less than ½ throttle.
Varying the engine RPM during the break-in period allows the components to “load” (aiding the engine component mating process) and then
“unload” (allowing components to cool). Although it is essential to
place some stress on the engine components during break-in, care
should be taken not to overload the engine too often.
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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.
Maintenance after break-in should include checking of all prescribed
adjustments and tightening of all fasteners. At the discretion and
expense of the owner/operator, the ATV may be taken to an authorized
Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this initial service.
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.
Item
Air filter
Battery
*Brake components
Brakelight/headlights
Carburetor float bowl
Chassis nuts and bolts
*Drive chain
Electrical connections
Transmission lubricant
Engine oil
Fuel filter/tube
Idle RPM
Chassis
Shock absorbers
Spark plug
*Steering
*Suspension (Front tie
rods/protective boots)
Tires/air pressure
Tire wear
Throttle cable
Parking brake
Maintenance Schedule
Initial
Service
Monthly Quarterly Annually
Page
(100
Miles)
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41
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Inspect every time before riding
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Inspect every time before riding
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T
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R
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R
R**
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C, L
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Inspect every time before riding
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Inspect every time before riding
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Inspect every time before riding
I
Inspect every time before riding
I, A
I = Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, replace as necessary C = Clean
L = Lubricate R = Replace T = Tighten A = Adjust
* = 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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Shock Absorbers
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.
 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.
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.
Engine Oil
Change the engine oil at the scheduled
intervals. The engine should always be
warm so the oil will drain easily and
completely.
1. Park the ATV on level ground.
2. Remove the oil level stick. Be
careful not to allow contaminates
KM021A
to enter the opening.
3. Remove the oil drain plug from
the left side of the engine; then
remove the oil screen/filter cap
from under the right-front of the
engine and clean the screen.
KM041A
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4. Install the screen/filter cap,
spring, and screen. Tighten to
11 ft-lb.
5. Install the drain plug and
tighten to 22 ft-lb. Pour ACX
All-Weather Synthetic oil in
the fill hole. Install oil level
stick.
6. Start the engine (while the
ATV is outside on level
ground) and allow it to idle for
a few minutes.
7. Shut the engine off; then allow
oil to drain into the crankcase
for approximately three minutes. Remove the oil level
stick and check for proper oil
level.
Transmission Lubricant
Change the transmission lubricant at
the scheduled intervals. The transmission should always be warm
when the lubricant is changed so the
lubricant will drain easily and completely.
1. Park the ATV on level ground.
2. Remove the fill/level plug. Be
careful not to allow contaminates to enter the opening.
KM040A
KM022A
KM039A
3. Remove the drain plug from the
bottom of the transmission and
drain the lubricant into a drain pan.
4. Install the drain plug and tighten
to 18 ft-lb. Pour the recommended lubricant in the fill
hole. Install fill/level plug.
5. Start the engine (while the ATV
KM038A
is outside on level ground) and
allow it to idle for a few minutes.
6. Turn the engine off and wait approximately one minute. Recheck
the lubricant level. The level should be visible on the fill plug tip. If
lubricant is not visible, add recommended lubricant until the level
is visible at the threads of the fill/level plug.
7. Inspect the area around the drain plug for leaks.
Hand Brake System
2. On the brake lever/cable assembly, loosen both jam nuts. Turn both
cable adjusters counterclockwise until both front wheels do not
spin freely.
3. Turn both cable adjusters in 1/4 turn increments (clockwise) until
wheels spin with a very slight amount of drag. Tighten the jam nuts.
4. Lower ATV, push ATV forward, and compress brake lever.
5. If front wheels lock, adjustment is correct.
6. If front wheels do not lock, additional adjustment is necessary.
Checking/Adjusting Rear Wheel Hydraulic
Brake System
The rear wheel hydraulic brake system should be checked for proper
operation before every time the ATV is ridden.
 NOTE: The rear wheels should spin freely with the parking
brake released.
CAUTION
! WARNING
Be sure to inspect the hand brake system before each use. Always
maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule.
Adjusting Brakes
Check through the rear brake reservoir sight glass that the fluid
level is above the LOWER level line. If below the line, take the
ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service.
1. With engine turned off and with
the parking brake locked,
attempt to move the ATV.
2. If rear wheels are locked, brake
is operating properly.
3. If rear wheels are not locked,
adjust the parking brake.
Checking/Adjusting
Front Wheel Brake
System
1. Raise ATV enough to allow the
wheels to spin freely.
KC555B
KC551A
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Adjusting Parking Brake
 NOTE: The parking brake
lever must be in the off position
when adjusting the parking
brake cable.
1. Loosen the jam nut (A); then finger tighten the adjuster bolt (B)
until resistance is felt.
KC553A
2. Loosen the adjuster bolt (B) 1/81/4 turn.
3. While holding the adjuster bolt (B), tighten the jam nut (A)
securely.
 NOTE: There should be no resistance on the brake disc
from the brake pads after adjusting.
Gas/Vent Hoses
Do not bend or obstruct the routing of the carburetor vent hose. Make
certain that the vent hose is securely connected to the carburetor and
hose holder and the opposite end is always open.
Protective Rubber Boots
The protective boots should be inspected periodically.
Suspension/Steering Arm Assembly (Right
and Left)
1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels.
2. Remove both front wheels.
3. Inspect the suspension/steering arm assembly boots for cracks,
tears, or perforations.
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4. Check the bushing for free-play
by grasping the steering knuckle
and turning it from side to side
and up and down.
5. If boot damage is present or
bushing free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service.
Tie Rod Boots (Inner
and Outer/Right and
Left)
MD0040
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
MD0041
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.
Battery
The battery is located under the seat.
After being in service, batteries require regular cleaning and recharging
in order to deliver peak performance and maximum service life. The following procedure is recommended for cleaning and maintaining a sealed
battery. Always read and follow instructions provided with battery chargers and battery products.
 NOTE: Refer to all warnings and cautions provided with the
battery or battery maintainer/charger.
Loss of battery charge may be caused by ambient temperature, ignition
OFF current 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
800E
charging.
Maintenance
charging is required on all
batteries not used for more than two weeks or as required by
battery drain.
 NOTE: When charging a battery in the vehicle, be sure the
ignition switch is in the OFF position.
1. Clean the battery terminals with a solution of baking soda and
water.
 NOTE: The sealing strip should NOT be removed and NO
fluid should be added.
2. Be sure the charger and battery are in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the charger is unplugged from the 110-volt electrical outlet.
3. Connect the red terminal lead from the charger to the positive terminal of the battery; then connect the black terminal lead of the
charger to the negative terminal of the battery.
 NOTE: Optional battery charging adapters are available
from your authorized Arctic Cat dealer to connect directly to
your vehicle from the recommended chargers to simplify the
maintenance charging process. Check with your authorized
Arctic Cat dealer for proper installation of these charging
adapter connectors.
4. Plug the battery charger into a 110-volt 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 Nor3300A
mal Charge Indicator (C)
should illuminate on the upper portion of the battery charger.
 NOTE: For optimal charge and performance, leave the charger
connected to the battery for a minimum 1 hour after the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) illuminates. The maintainer/charger
will charge the battery to 95% capacity at which time the
Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) will illuminate and the
maintainer/charger will change to pulse/float maintenance. If
the battery falls below 12.9 DC volts, the charger will automatically start again at the first step of the charge sequence.
If the battery becomes hot to the touch, stop charging. Resume
after it has cooled.
 NOTE: Not using a battery charger with the proper float
maintenance will damage the battery if connected over
extended periods.
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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 well-ventilated.
Make sure battery venting is not obstructed.
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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.
! 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, engage the parking
brake, shut off all electrical accessories, and turn the ignition switch OFF.
 NOTE: Make sure all switches on the vehicle to be jumpstarted 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).
10. Remove the jumper cables in opposite order of hook-up (4, 3, 2, 1).
Be careful not to short cables against bare metal.
 NOTE: Have the battery and electrical system checked
prior to operating the vehicle again.
Spark Plug
0744-527
 NOTE: Some jumper cables may 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.
! 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.
8. Stand well away from the dead battery and start the vehicle with the
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.
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 or the
ATV-0051
carburetor may need to be adjusted.
Consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer if the plug insulator is not
a light brown color. To help prevent cold weather fouling, make sure to
thoroughly warm up the engine before operating.
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.
Adjust the gap to 0.6-0.7 mm (0.0240.028 in.) for proper ignition. Use a
feeler gauge to check the gap.
ATV0052A
When installing the spark plug, be
sure to tighten it securely. A new spark plug should be tightened 1/2 turn
once the washer contacts the cylinder head. A used spark plug should be
tightened 1/8 - 1/4 turn once the washer contacts the cylinder head.
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Engine Idle RPM Adjustment
To properly adjust the idle, a tachometer is necessary. If one is not available, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
To adjust idle RPM:
1. Start the engine and warm it up
to normal operating temperature.
2. Turn the idle adjustment screw
in or out until the engine idles at
1700 RPM.
KM004A
! WARNING
Adjust the idle to the correct RPM. Make sure the engine is at
normal operating temperature before adjusting the idle RPM.
Throttle Cable Adjustment
The throttle has been adjusted at the factory, and no adjustment should
be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, the following procedure should
be followed:
1. Pull back rubber boots to
access cable adjustment nut.
2. Loosen jam nut to allow cable
adjustment nut to be adjusted.
3. Turn cable adjustment nut
clockwise to increase free-play
in the cable. Turn the adjustment
nut
counterclockwise
to
KM070A
decrease free-play in the cable.
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4. There should be approximately 6 mm (1/4 in.) free-play in the
cable.
5. Tighten the jam nut to secure
the adjustment.
Air Filter
The air filter inside the air filter housing must be kept clean to provide good
engine power and gas mileage. If the
ATV is used under normal conditions,
service the filter at the intervals speciKM071A
fied. If operated in dusty, wet, or
muddy conditions, inspect and service
the filter more frequently. Use the following procedure to remove the filter
and inspect and/or clean it.
CAUTION
Failure to inspect the air filter frequently if the ATV is used in
dusty, wet, or muddy conditions can damage the engine.
1. Remove the seat; then remove
the five screws securing the air
filter housing cover.
2. Remove the air filter housing
cover; then pull the filter out.
3. Fill a wash pan larger than the
filter with a non-flammable
KM032A
cleaning solvent; then dip the filter in the solvent and wash it.
 NOTE: Foam Air Filter Cleaner and Foam Air Filter Oil are
available from Arctic Cat.
4. Compress the filter by pressing it between the palms of both hands
to remove excess solvent. Do not twist or wring the filter or it will
develop cracks.
5. Dry the filter.
6. Put the filter in a plastic bag; then pour in air filter oil and work the
oil into the filter.
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.
CAUTION
A torn air filter can cause damage to the ATV engine. Dirt and
dust may get inside the engine if the filter is torn. Carefully
examine the filter for tears before and after cleaning it. Replace
the filter with a new one if it is torn.
7. Clean any dirt or debris from inside the air cleaner. Be sure no dirt
enters the carburetor.
8. Install the air filter and housing cover making sure the rubber seal
is in place; then install the five screws and tighten securely (do not
over-tighten the screws).
9. Install the seat making sure it locks securely.
Tires
! WARNING
Always use the size and type of tires as specified. Refer to the
specifications chart for proper tire inflation pressure, and
always maintain proper tire inflation pressure.
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! 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.
! WARNING
Use only Arctic Cat approved tires when replacing tires. Failure to do so could result in unstable ATV operation.
Tubeless Tire Repair
Should a leak or flat tire occur due to a puncture, the tire may be repaired
using a plug-type repair. If the damage is from a cut or if the puncture cannot
be repaired using a plug, the tire must be replaced. When operating the ATV
in areas where transportation or service facilities are not readily available, it is
strongly recommended to carry a plug-type repair kit and a tire pump along.
Wheels
1. Park the ATV on level ground and engage the front brake lever lock
(front) or parking brake (rear).
2. Loosen the wheel nuts on the wheel to be removed.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Elevate the ATV.
Remove the wheel nuts.
Remove the wheel.
Install the wheel and install wheel nuts.
Tighten in a crisscross pattern to 30 ft-lb.
Remove the jack.
Bulb Replacement
The wattage rating of the bulb is shown in the chart. When replacing a
burned bulb, always use the same wattage rating.
Headlights
12V/35W
Brakelight
12V/5W
CAUTION
Use only specified bulb indicated in the chart as replacement
bulb.
 NOTE: The bulb portion of the headlight is fragile. HANDLE
WITH CARE. When replacing the headlight bulb, do not touch
the glass portion of the bulb. If the glass is touched, it must
be cleaned with a dry cloth before installing. Skin oil residue
on the bulb will shorten the life of the bulb.
To replace the headlight bulb, use the following procedure.
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1. Remove the rubber boot from the
back of the headlight housing;
then remove the three-wire connector from the bulb.
2. Release the two ends of the spring
clip from the headlight housing
taking care not to bend or deform
the clip; then remove the bulb
from the housing.
3. Install the new bulb into the housing; then secure with the spring
clip.
4. Connect the three-wire connector
to the bulb; then install the rubber
boot.
5. Install the wiring harness connector.
KM194A
KM192A
CAUTION
When replacing the headlight bulb,
be careful not to touch the glass
portion of the bulb. Grasp the new
bulb with a clean cloth.
To replace the brakelight bulb, use the following procedure.
1. Remove the two screws and remove the lens cover.
2. Push the bulb in and turn it counterclockwise.
3. Install the new bulb by turning it clockwise while pushing in.
KM195
Storage
Compartment/Tools
4. Install the lens cover.
CAUTION
A basic tool kit is provided with the
ATV. It is located under the seat.
Maintain the tool kit with the ATV at
all times.
Tighten the lens cover screws only until they are snug.
Fuse
The main (7 amp) fuse is located in a
fuse holder near the battery under the
seat.
 NOTE: To replace the fuse, open
the holder and remove the fuse;
then install the new fuse. A spare
fuse is located within the holder.
KM029
KM031A
If there is any type of electrical system
failure, always check the fuse first.
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.
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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. Drain the carburetor float chamber.
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6. Plug the hole in the exhaust system with a clean cloth.
7. Apply light oil to the upper steering post bushing and plungers of
the shock absorbers.
8. 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.
9. Clean the ATV thoroughly.
10. 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).
11. 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.
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 transmission lubricant.
5. Charge the battery; then install.
6. Connect the battery cables making sure to connect the positive
cable first.
7. Check the entire brake system (cables, shoes, etc.), all controls, and
brakelight; 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
Oil Filter
Air Filter
Light Bulbs
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CV Boots
Drive Belt
Brake Pads
Spark Plug(s)
Torn or Punctured Upholstery
Cracks or Gouges in Body Panels
Drive/Driven Clutch Wear Parts
Windshield
The following will VOID Arctic Cat’s warranty:
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.
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 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,
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(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.
U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/Warranty Coverage - ATV
(U.S. Only)
STATEMENT/WARRANTY
Arctic Cat warrants to the original retail purchaser, and each subsequent
purchaser, that all U.S. EPA-certified 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
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
Ignition System
Ignition Coil
Knock Sensor System
Spark Plugs
Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) Module
Magneto Pick-Up
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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Maintenance Record
DATE
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SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES
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Warranty Transfer
Ownership Change
Address Change
) __________________________________
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
RiderCourse 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.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) _________________
Year and Model _________________________________
Email _________________________________________
Phone # (
City/State (Province)/Zip Code (Postal Code) __________
Address _______________________________________
Name _________________________________________
CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP/
WARRANTY TRANSFER TO:



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.
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.
Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty
Transfer
ARCTIC CAT INC.
PRODUCT SERVICE AND
WARRANTY DEPT.
P.O. BOX 810
THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701
CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP
Fold Back
Place
Stamp
Here
Declaration of Conformity
Application of council directives:
Issued by European Commission.
Type of Equipment: All-Terrain Vehicles
Brand Name: Arctic Cat
Model:
EMC Directive 97/24/EC
Date of Issue: June, 1997
EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
Date of Issue: May, 2006
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DVX 90
Standards to which conformity is declared:
EN 61000-6-2:2005
EN 55012:2007
Manufacturer (if not issuing agent):
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.
Brad Darling
Vice President/General Manager
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NOTES
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Identification Numbers Record
The Arctic Cat ATV has two identification numbers: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Engine Serial Number (ESN)
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, VIN, and ESN 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.VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
The VIN is located on the horizontal frame bar on the front fender
frame.
2.ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER:
The ESN is located on the left-side of the engine crankcase.
KM809A
KM037A
2015 Arctic Cat Inc. Trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701
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