BOMBARDIER DS90 Operating instructions

WARNING
YOUR VEHICLE CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. A collision or rollover
can occur quickly if you fail to take proper precautions, even during routine
maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills or over obstacles.
For your safety, understand and follow all the warnings contained in this
Operator’s Guide and on the labels on your vehicle. Failure to follow these
warnings can result in SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH!
Keep this Operator’s Guide with the vehicle at all times.
WARNING
Disregarding any of the safety precautions and instructions contained in
this Operator’s Guide, SAFETY DVD and on-product labels can result in
severe injury including the possibility of death!
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING
This product contains or emits chemicals known to the state of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
In Canada, products are distributed by Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
(BRP).
In USA, products are distributed by BRP US Inc.
The following trademarks are the property of Bombardier Recreational
Products Inc.:
Can-Am™
DS 70™
DS 90™
XPS™
vmo2011-004 en JL
®™ and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
©2010 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP US Inc. All rights reserved.
FOREWORD
Congratulations on your purchase of a
new Can-Am™ ATV. It is backed by the
BRP warranty and a network of authorized Can-Am dealers ready to provide
the parts, service or accessories you
may require.
Your dealer is committed to your satisfaction. He has taken training to perform the initial setup and inspection of
your vehicle, as well as completed the
final adjustments before you took possession. If you need more complete
servicing information, please ask your
dealer.
At delivery, you were also informed of
the warranty coverage and signed the
PREDELIVERY CHECK LIST to ensure
your new vehicle was prepared to your
entire satisfaction.
Know Before You Go
To learn how to reduce the risk for you
or bystanders being injured or killed,
read this Operator's Guide before you
operate the vehicle:
Also, read all safety labels on your ATV
and watch your SAFETY DVD.
These vehicles are a category "Y"
(Youth Model), always follow this age
recommendation:
– DS 70™ vehicle is a category Y-6+
and should be used by children age
6 or older under adult supervision,
or by an operator age 16 or older.
– DS 90™ and DS 90 X vehicles are a
category Y-10+ and should be used
by children age 10 or older under
adult supervision, or by an operator
age 16 or older.
– Also, never allow continued use of
an ATV by a child if the child does not
have the abilities to operate it safely,
regardless of age.
Failure to follow the warnings contained in this Operator's Guide can
result in SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH.
Safety Messages
The types of safety messages, what
they look like, and how they are used
in this guide are explained as follows:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if
not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
CAUTION Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or
moderate injury.
NOTICE Indicates an instruction
which, if not followed, could result
in severely damaged vehicle components or other property.
About This Operator's
Guide
This Operator's Guide has been prepared to acquaint the owner/operator
of a new vehicle with the various vehicle controls, maintenance and safe
operating instructions. It is indispensable for the proper use of the product.
Keep this Operator's Guide in the vehicle so that you can refer to it for things
such as maintenance, troubleshooting
and for instructing others.
Note that this guide is available in several languages. In the event of any discrepancy, the English version shall prevail.
If you want to view and/or print an extra copy of your Operator's Guide, simply visit the following website www.
operatorsguide.brp.com.
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FOREWORD
The information contained in this document are correct at the time of publication. However, BRP maintains a policy of continuous improvement of its
products without imposing upon itself
any obligation to install them on products previously manufactured. Due
to late changes, some differences between the manufactured product and
the descriptions and/or specifications
in this guide may occur. BRP reserves
the right at any time to discontinue or
change specifications, designs, features, models or equipment without
incurring any obligation upon itself.
This Operator's Guide and the SAFETY
DVD should remain with the vehicle
when it's sold.
Notice to Parents
Review this Operator’s Guide with any
user of the vehicle.
Please take time with the children to
review the instructions on its safe and
proper use, and pay particular attention
to the on-product safety labels, before
allowing them to ride the vehicle.
Understand the controls and operation
of the vehicle and carefully read the
Operator’s Guide.
Always remember that your approach
to safety influences the child.
WARNING
This ATV is not a toy.
– Children differ in skills, physical
abilities, and judgement. Some
children may not be able to operate an ATV safely.
– No one under age 16 should operate an ATV without adult supervision at all times.
– Never allow continued use
of the vehicle by a child if he
does not have the abilities, the
strength or the judgement to
operate it safely.
– BRP recommends that all ATV
riders take a training course.
For safety and training information, contact an authorized
Can-Am dealer or call the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) at 1 800 887-2887 or
in Canada, the Canada Safety
Council (CSC) at 1 613 739-1535.
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Know Before You Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About This Operator's Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notice to Parents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SAFETY INFORMATION
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Avoid Gasoline Fires and Other Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Avoid Burns from Hot Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories and Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SPECIAL SAFETY MESSAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OPERATION WARNINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RIDING THE VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pre-Ride Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pre-Ride Inspection Check List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carrying a Passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carrying Loads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Design Limitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Off-Road Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Operating and Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding Techniques. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IMPORTANT ON PRODUCT LABELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hang Tag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Safety Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compliance Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical Information Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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VEHICLE INFORMATION
CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1) Throttle Lever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2) RH Brake Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3) LH Brake Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4) Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5) Transmission Lever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT (cont’d)
6) Multifunction Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7) Indicator Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8) Ignition Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9) Fuel Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10) Seat Latch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11) Tool Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12) Front Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recommended Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fueling Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BREAK-IN PERIOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating During Break-In. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stopping the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TUNE YOUR RIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Suspension Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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MAINTENANCE
BREAK-IN INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil Strainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Filter Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Injection Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spark Arrester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CVT Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gearbox Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drive Chain and Sprockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires and Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES (cont’d)
Mechanical Brakes (DS 70 and DS 90) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hydraulic Brakes (DS 90 X) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VEHICLE CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Post-Operation Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Cleaning and Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
STORAGE AND PRESEASON PREPARATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Identification Number Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Identification Number Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NOISE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM REGULATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
WARRANTY
BRP LIMITED WARRANTY USA AND CANADA: 2011 CAN-AMTM ATV . .
BRP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED WARRANTY: 2011 CAN-AMTM ATV . . . . .
BRP LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA:
CAN-AMTM ATV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR FRANCE ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2011
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CUSTOMER INFORMATION
PRIVACY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
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GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
Avoid Carbon Monoxide
Poisoning
All engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, a deadly gas. Breathing carbon monoxide can cause headaches,
dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, confusion and eventually death.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that may be present
even if you do not see or smell any engine exhaust. Deadly levels of carbon
monoxide can collect rapidly, and you
can quickly be overcome and unable
to save yourself. Also, deadly levels of
carbon monoxide can linger for hours
or days in enclosed or poorly ventilated
areas. If you experience any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning,
leave the area immediately, get fresh
air and seek medical treatment.
To prevent serious injury or death from
carbon monoxide:
– Never run the vehicle in poorly ventilated or partially enclosed areas
such as garages, carports or barns.
Even if you try to ventilate engine
exhaust with fans or open windows
and doors, carbon monoxide can
rapidly reach dangerous levels.
– Never run the vehicle outdoors
where engine exhaust can be drawn
into a building through openings
such as windows and doors.
– Strictly adhere to instructions in
FUEL subsection.
– Never start or operate the engine if
the fuel cap is not properly installed.
Gasoline is poisonous and can cause
injury or death.
– Never siphon gasoline by mouth.
– If you swallow gasoline, get any in
your eye(s), or inhale gasoline vapor,
see your doctor immediately.
If gasoline spills on you, wash with
soap and water and change your
clothes.
Avoid Burns from Hot Parts
The exhaust system and engine become hot during operation. Avoid contact during and shortly after operation
to avoid burns.
Accessories and
Modifications
Do not make unauthorized modifications, or use attachments or accessories that are not approved by BRP.
Since these changes have not been
tested by BRP, they may increase the
risk of crashes or injury, and can render
the vehicle illegal.
See your authorized Can-Am dealer for
available accessories for your vehicle.
Avoid Gasoline Fires and
Other Hazards
Gasoline is extremely flammable and
highly explosive. Fuel vapors can
spread and be ignited by a spark or
flame many feet away from the engine. To reduce the risk of fire or explosion, follow these instructions:
– Use only an approved red gasoline
container to store fuel.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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SPECIAL SAFETY MESSAGES
THIS VEHICLE IS NOT A TOY AND
CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE.
– This vehicle handles differently
from other vehicles. A collision or
rollover can occur quickly if you fail
to take proper precautions, even
during routine maneuvers such as
turning and driving on hills or over
obstacles.
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH can result if you do not follow these instructions:
– Read this Operator’s Guide and all
on-product safety labels carefully
and follow the operating procedures
described. Watch and pay attention
to the SAFETY DVD before operating the vehicle.
– Always follow this age recommendation: DS 70 vehicle should be
used by children age 6 or older under adult supervision, or by an operator age 16 or older.
– Always follow this age recommendation: DS 90 and DS 90 X vehicles
should be used by children age 10
or older under adult supervision, or
by an operator age 16 or older.
– Also, never allow continued use of
an ATV by a child if he does not have
the abilities to operate it safely, regardless of age.
– Never carry a passenger on this vehicle.
– Never operate this vehicle on any
paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and
streets.
– Never operate this vehicle on any
public street, road or highway, even
a dirt or gravel one.
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– Never take place on this vehicle
without wearing an approved helmet that fits properly. You should
also wear eye protection (goggles or
visor), gloves, boots, long sleeved
shirt or jacket, and long pants.
– Never ride this vehicle if you are
tired, ill, or under the influence of
alcohol or drugs. Your reaction time
and judgement is greatly affected
under these conditions.
– Never operate at excessive speeds.
Always go at a speed that is proper
for the terrain, visibility, and operating conditions, and your experience.
– Never attempt wheelies, jumps, or
other stunts.
– Always inspect your vehicle prior
to each time you use it to make
sure it is in a safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection
and maintenance procedures and
schedules described in this Operator’s Guide.
– Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footpegs of the vehicle during operation.
– Always go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar
terrain. Always be alert to changing
terrain conditions when operating
this vehicle.
– Never operate on excessively
rough, slippery, or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced
the skills necessary to control this
vehicle on such terrain. Always be
especially cautious on these kinds
of terrain.
– Always follow proper procedures
for turning as described further in
this Operator’s Guide. Practice
turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds.
Do not turn at excessive speed.
SAFETY INFORMATION
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SPECIAL SAFETY MESSAGES
– Never operate this vehicle on hills
too steep for the vehicle or for your
abilities. Practice on smaller hills
before attempting larger hills.
– Always follow proper procedures
for climbing hills as described further in this Operator’s Guide. Check
the terrain carefully before you start
up any hill. Never climb hills with
excessively slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward.
Never open the throttle suddenly or
make sudden gear changes. Never
go over the top of any hill at high
speed.
– Always follow proper procedures
for going down hills and for braking
on hills as described further in this
Operator’s Guide. 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 vehicle 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 further in this Operator’s
Guide. Avoid hills with excessively
slippery or loose surfaces. Shift
your weight to the uphill side of the
vehicle. Never attempt to turn the
vehicle around on any hill until you
have mastered the turning technique described in this Operator’s
Guide on level ground. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if possible.
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– Always use proper procedures if
you stall or roll backwards when
climbing a hill. To avoid stalling, use
proper gear and maintain a steady
speed when climbing a hill. If you
stall or roll backwards, follow the
special procedure for braking described in this Operator’s Guide.
Dismount on the uphill side or to a
side if pointed straight uphill. Turn
the vehicle around and remount,
following the procedure described
further in this Operator’s Guide.
– 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 further in this
Operator’s Guide.
– Always be careful when skidding
or sliding. Learn to safely control
skidding or sliding by practicing at
low 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 out of control.
– Never operate this vehicle in fast
flowing water or in water deeper
than that specified in this Operator’s Guide. Remember that wet
brakes may have reduced stopping
ability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them
several times to let friction dry out
the pads.
– Always keep in mind that braking
distance is readily affected by but
not limited to; weather and terrain
conditions, braking system and tire
conditions, vehicle speed and attitude. Remember to adjust your
driving accordingly.
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SPECIAL SAFETY MESSAGES
– BRP recommends sitting on your
ATV when operating in reverse.
Avoid standing up. Your weight
could shift forward against the throttle lever causing an unexpected acceleration and loss of control.
– Always use the size and type tires
specified further in this Operator’s
Guide. Always maintain proper tire
pressure as described further in this
Operator’s Guide.
– Never load a youth model vehicle.
– Never operate this vehicle without
proper instruction. Take a training course. All operators should
receive training from a certified instructor.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
ATV SAFETY, contact an authorized
Can-Am dealer to find out about available training courses nearest you.
USA and Canada only: call the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America
(SVIA) at 1 800 887-2887 or in Canada,
the Canada Safety Council (CSC) at 1
613 739-1535.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
The following warning and their format have been requested by the United States
Consumer Product Safety Commission and are required to be in the Operator’s
Guide for all ATVs.
NOTE: The following illustrations are general representations only. Your model
may differ.
WARNING
V00A0AQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle without proper instruction.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know
how to operate this vehicle properly in different situations and on different
types of terrain.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Beginners and inexperienced operators should complete a training course.
They should then regularly practice the skills learned during the course as
well as the operating techniques described in this Operator’s Guide.
For more information about the training course, contact an authorized
Can-Am dealer.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
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DS 70
DS 90
DS 90 X
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to follow the age recommendations for this vehicle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use by children of ATVs that are not recommended for their age can lead to
severe injury or death of the child.
Even though a child may be within the age group for which this vehicle is
recommended, he may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment needed to
operate this vehicle safely and may be involved in a serious accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
DS 70 vehicle should be used by children age 6 or older under adult supervision, or by an operator age 16 or older.
DS 90 and DS 90 X vehicles should be used by children age 10 or older under
adult supervision, or by an operator age 16 or older.
Also, never allow continued use of an ATV by a child if he does not have the
abilities to operate it safely, regardless of age.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A02Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Carrying a passenger on this vehicle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Greatly reduces your ability to balance and control this vehicle.
Could cause an accident, resulting in harm to you and/or your passenger.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never carry passenger. Even with a long seat that provides unrestricted operator movement, it is not designed nor intended to carry passenger(s).
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A03Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle on paved surfaces.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The tires are designed for off-road use only, not for use on pavement. Paved
surfaces may seriously affect handling and control of this vehicle, and may
cause the vehicle to go out of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this vehicle on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks,
driveways, parking lots and streets.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A04Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle on public streets, roads or highways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can collide with another vehicle.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this vehicle on any public street, road or highway, even a dirt
or gravel one. In many states or provinces it is illegal to operate this vehicle
on public streets, roads or highways.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A06Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Riding this vehicle without wearing an approved helmet, eye protection and
protective clothing.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The following items concern all ATV's operator:
– Riding without an approved helmet increases the chances of a severe
head injury or death in the event of an accident.
– Riding without eye protection can result in an accident and increases the
chances of a severe injury in the event of an accident.
– Riding without protective clothing increases the 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 visor)
– Gloves and boots
– Long sleeved shirt or jacket
– Long pants.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A07Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Riding this vehicle after 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 or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while riding this vehicle.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A08Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle at excessive speeds.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases your chances of losing control of the vehicle, which can result in
an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always travel at a speed which is apropriate for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A09Q
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. Do not try to show off.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to inspect the vehicle before operating.
Failure to properly maintain the vehicle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always inspect your vehicle prior to every time you use it to make sure the
vehicle is in safe operating condition.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules
described further in this Operator’s Guide.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Riding on frozen waterways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Breaking through the ice can lead to severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never ride this vehicle on a frozen surface before you are sure the ice is thick
enough and sound enough to support the vehicle and its load, as well as the
force that is created by a moving vehicle.
WARNING
V00A0BQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Removing hands from handlebar or feet from the footrests during operation.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the vehicle or could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the vehicle. If you remove a foot from the footrests, your foot or leg may come into contact with
the rear wheels, which could injure you or cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always keep both hands on the handlebar and both feet on the footrests
during vehicle operation.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0CQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating this vehicle on unfamiliar terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps, or holes without enough time to
react.
Could result in the vehicle overturning or loss 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 vehicle.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0DQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating on excessively rough, slippery or
loose terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of traction or vehicle control, which could result in an accident, including an overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain until you
have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control this vehicle on
such terrain.
Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0EQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Turning improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Vehicle could go out of control, causing a collision or overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for turning as described further in this Operator’s Guide. Practice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at
faster speeds.
Do not turn at excessive speed.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00AQQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating on excessively steep hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The vehicle can overturn more easily on extremely steep hills than on level
surfaces or small hills.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this vehicle on hills too steep for the vehicle or for your abilities.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0FQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Climbing hills improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause vehicle to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described further in
this Operator’s Guide.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill.
Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward.
Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. The vehicle could flip over backwards.
Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop, or
another vehicle or person could be on the other side of the hill.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0GQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Going down a hill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause vehicle to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for going down hills as described further
in this Operator’s Guide.
NOTE: A special technique is required when braking as you go down a hill.
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 which would cause the vehicle to lean
sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0HQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause vehicle to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt to turn the vehicle around on any hill until you have mastered
the turning technique as described further in this Operator’s Guide on level
ground. Be very careful when turning on any hill.
Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if possible.
When crossing the side of a hill:
Always follow proper procedures as described further in this Operator’s
Guide.
Avoid hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the vehicle.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0IQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Stalling, rolling backwards or improperly dismounting while climbing a hill.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could result in vehicle overturning.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Use proper gear and maintain steady speed when climbing a hill.
If you lose all forward speed:
Keep your weight uphill. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden
gear changes. The vehicle could flip over backwards.
Apply the brakes.
Lock parking brake after you have stopped.
Dismount on uphill side, or to a side if pointed straight uphill.
If you begin rolling backwards:
Keep your weight uphill. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden
gear changes. The vehicle could flip over backwards.
Never apply the rear brake when rolling backwards.
Apply the front brake gradually.
When fully stopped, apply rear brake as well and lock parking brake.
Dismount on uphill side, or to a side if pointed straight uphill.
Turn the vehicle around and remount, following the procedure described
further in this Operator’s Guide.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0JQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating over obstacles.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or a collision.
Could cause the vehicle to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles.
Never attempt to ride over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen
trees.
When you go over obstacles, always follow proper procedures as described
further in this Operator’s Guide.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0KQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Skidding or sliding improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You may lose control of this vehicle.
You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the vehicle to
overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at low 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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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0LQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle 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 this vehicle in fast flowing water or in water deeper than that
specified further in this Operator’s Guide.
Check water depth and current before you attempt to cross any water. Water should not go above footrests.
Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability. Test your
brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to let
friction dry out the pads.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0MQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating in reverse.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You could hit an obstacle or person behind the vehicle, resulting in serious
injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
When you select reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or people
behind the vehicle. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0OQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle with improper tires, or with improper or uneven tire
pressure.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of improper tires on this vehicle, or operation of this vehicle with
improper or uneven tire pressure, may cause loss of control, tire blow outs,
tire to move around on its rim, and increases the risk of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always use the size and type of tires specified further in this Operator’s
Guide for this vehicle.
Always maintain proper tire pressure as described further in this Operator’s
Guide.
Always replace wheels or tires that are damaged.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0NQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle with improper modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper installation of accessories or modification of this vehicle may
cause changes in handling which in some situations could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never modify this vehicle through improper installation or use of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this vehicle should be approved
by BRP and should be installed and used according to instructions. If you
have questions, consult an authorized Can-Am dealer.
NEVER install passenger seat or use the racks to carry a passenger.
Modification of the vehicle to increase speed and performance may violate
the terms and conditions of your vehicle's limited warranty. In addition, certain modifications including the removal of engine or exhaust components
are illegal under most laws.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V00A0PQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading this vehicle, carrying or towing cargo improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause changes in vehicle handling which could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never load cargo on this vehicle.
Never tow cargo or another vehicle with this vehicle.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
V03M01Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Transporting flammable or dangerous material can lead to explosions.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
This can cause serious injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never transport flammable or dangerous material.
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RIDING THE VEHICLE
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
To fully appreciate the pleasures and excitement of riding this vehicle, there are
some basic rules and tips that you MUST follow. Some may be new to you while
others may be common sense or obvious.
Please take the time to study this Operator's Guide and all on-product safety labels
as well as the SAFETY DVD that came with this vehicle. They more completely describe what you should know about this vehicle before riding it.
Information in this Operator’s Guide is limited. It is strongly recommended that
you obtain further information and training from your local authorities, ATV clubs,
a recognized ATV training organization or contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
USA and Canada only: To find out about available training course, call the
Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) at 1 800 887-2887 or in Canada, the
Canada safety Council (CSC) at 1 613 739-1535.
For the child's safety, we strongly recommend you also follow and enforce this recommendation. You are the sole judge of a rider's capability to understand the risks
and operate a vehicle safely.
Persons with cognitive or physical impairments or who are high risk takers have an
increased exposure to overturns or collisions which may result in injury including
death.
Not all vehicles are the same. Each has its own unique performance characteristics, controls and features. Each will ride and handle differently.
Become completely familiar with the operational controls and the general operation of the vehicle before venturing into off road conditions. Practice driving in a
suitable area free of hazards and feel the response of each control. Drive at low
speeds. Higher speeds require greater experience, knowledge and suitable riding
conditions.
Riding conditions vary from place to place. Each is subject to weather conditions
which may radically change from time to time and from season to season.
Riding on sand is different than riding on snow or through forests or marshes.
Each location may require a greater degree of awareness and skills. Show good
judgement. Always proceed with caution. Please do not take any unnecessary
risks that could leave you stranded or possibly injured.
Never assume that the vehicle will go everywhere safely. Sudden changes in terrain caused by holes, depressions, banks, softer or harder “ground“ or other irregularities may cause the vehicle to topple or become unstable. To avoid this, slow
down and always observe the terrain ahead. If the vehicle does begin to topple or
tip over, the best advice is to immediately get off... AWAY from the direction of the
tip over!
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Pre-Ride Inspection
WARNING
Perform a pre-ride inspection before each ride to detect any potential problem that could occur during operation. The pre-ride inspection can help you
monitor wear and deterioration before they become a problem. Correct any
problem that you discover to reduce the risk of a breakdown or crash. See
an authorized Can-Am dealer if necessary.
Before using this vehicle, the operator and/or an adult should always perform the
following pre-ride inspection check list.
Pre-Ride Inspection Check List
What to Do Before Starting the Engine (Key OFF)
ITEMS TO BE
INSPECTED
INSPECTION TO PERFORM
✔
Check fuel and engine oil.
Fluids
Check brake system for fluid leaks (DS 90 X).
Leaks
Steering
Check for any leaks under vehicle.
Check if steering operates freely by completely turning it
from side to side.
Activate throttle lever several times to ensure it operates
freely. It must return to idle position when released.
Throttle lever
Ensure the speed limiter screw is properly adjusted
according to rider capability.
Parking brake
Tires
Apply parking brake and ensure it operates properly.
Check tire pressure and condition.
Wheels
Check wheels for damage.
Radiator
Check cleanliness of the radiator.
Inspect sprockets for wear or damages.
Drive chain and
sprockets
Check drive chain, slider and drive chain tensioner for
proper adjustment and lubrication (as applicable).
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RIDING THE VEHICLE
ITEMS TO BE
INSPECTED
Seat
Service and storage
compartments
Chassis and
suspension
INSPECTION TO PERFORM
✔
Ensure operator seat is properly installed and latched.
Check if service and storage compartments are properly
latched.
Check underneath vehicle for any debris on chassis or
suspension, properly clean chassis and suspension.
What to Do Before Starting the Engine (Key ON)
ITEMS TO BE
INSPECTED
Indicator lamps
INSPECTION TO PERFORM
✔
Check operation of engine oil/temperature indicator lamp
(during first few seconds of key ON).
Ensure the N (neutral) and R (reverse) indicator lamps
come ON as applicable to transmission lever selection.
Check operation and cleanliness of headlights and taillight.
Lights
Check operation of high and low beam.
Check operation of brake light.
Engine
Ensure fuel valve is selected to the ON position.
What to Do After the Engine is Started
ITEMS TO BE
INSPECTED
Indicator lamps
Transmission lever
Brakes
INSPECTION TO PERFORM
Ensure engine oil/temperature indicator lamp is off (shut
engine off if light remains on).
Check operation of transmission lever (F, N, and R).
Drive forward slowly a few feet and apply all brakes
individually to test them. The brakes must fully apply.
Lever and pedal must fully return when released.
Emergency engine
stop switch
Check that the emergency engine stop switch is working
properly.
Ignition switch
Check if ignition switch is working properly by restarting
and stopping the engine.
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Clothing
Actual weather conditions should help you decide how to dress. Always dress
for the coldest weather expected. Thermal underwear next to the skin provides
good insulation. It is important that the operator always wears the appropriate
protective clothing and apparel, including an approved helmet, eye protection,
boots, gloves, a long sleeved shirt and pants. This type of clothing will provide
you protection from some of the minor hazards you may encounter en route. The
operator must never wear loose clothing such as a scarf that may get entangled in
the vehicle or on tree branches and shrubs. Depending on conditions, anti-fogging
goggles or sun glasses may be required. Sun glasses should only be worn during
the daytime. Different colored lenses available for goggles or glasses help you
distinguish terrain variations.
Approved
helmet
Eye protection
Rigid chin
guard
Chest
protector
Long
sleeves
Gloves
Long, sturdy
pants
Boots
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Carrying a Passenger
This vehicle is designed specifically to carry an operator only. Even with a long
seat, this vehicle is not designed nor intended to carry passenger(s). Carrying
passenger(s) may affect the stability and your control of the vehicle.
Carrying Loads
Never load cargo on this vehicle.
Recreational Riding
Respect the rights and limitations of others. Stay away from areas designated
for other types of off road use. This includes snowmobile trails, equestrian trails,
cross country ski trails, mountain bike trails etc. Never assume there are no other
users on the trail. Always stay to the complete right of the trail and do not zig zag
to one side of the trail then the other. Be prepared to stop or pull off to the side if
another trail user appears in front of you.
Always keep a safe distance from other riders. Your judgment of speed, terrain conditions, weather, mechanical condition of your vehicle and the "trust in
judgment" you have in others around you will help you make a better choice of
appropriate safe distance. This vehicle, like any other motorized vehicle, cannot
stop "on a dime".
Before you ride, tell someone where you are planning to travel and your expected
time of return.
Depending on the length of your ride, carry additional tools, drinking water, food
and emergency equipment. Find out where you can get additional gasoline and
oil. Be prepared for the possible conditions you may encounter.
First aid kit
Knife
Mobile phone
Flashlight
Friction tape
Colored lens goggles
Spare light bulbs
Trail map
Provided tool kit
Snack
Adjustable wrench
Environment
One of the benefits of this vehicle is that it can take you off the beaten path away
from most communities. However, you should always respect nature and the
rights of others to enjoy it. Do not ride in environmentally sensitive areas. Do not
drive over forest crops or shrubs... nor cut down trees or take down fencing... nor
spin your wheels and destroy the terrain. “Tread Lightly”.
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Chasing wildlife is in many areas illegal. Wildlife can die of exhaustion after being
chased by a motorized vehicle. If you encounter animals on the trail, stop and observe quietly and with caution. It will be one of the better memories of your life.
Observe the rule... “what you take in, carry out”. Do not litter. Do not start campfires unless you have permission to do so... and then only... away from dry areas.
The hazards you may create on the trail may cause injury to others or yourself, even
at a later date.
Respect farm lands. Always obtain the permission of the landowner before riding
on private land. Respect crops, farm animals and property lines. If you come to a
closed gate, close it again behind you.
Finally, do not pollute streams, lakes or rivers and do not modify the engine or exhaust system, or remove any of its components.
Design Limitation
Although the vehicle is exceptionally rugged for its class, it is still a light vehicle by
definition and its operation must be restricted to its proper purpose.
The addition of weight to any part of the vehicle changes its gravitational stability
and modifies its performance.
Off-Road Operation
The very nature of off-road operation is dangerous. Any terrain, which has not
been specially prepared to carry vehicles, presents an inherent danger where
angularity, terrain substance and exact steepness are unpredictable. The terrain
itself presents a continual element of danger, which must be knowingly accepted
by anyone venturing over it.
An operator who takes a vehicle off-road should always exercise the utmost care in
selecting the safest path and keeping close watch on the terrain ahead of him. On
no account should the vehicle be operated by anyone who is not completely familiar with the driving instructions applicable to the vehicle, nor should it be operated
on steep or treacherous terrain.
General Operating and Safety Precautions
Care, caution, experience and driving skill are the best precautions against the hazards of vehicle operation.
Whenever there is the slightest doubt that the vehicle can safely negotiate an obstacle or a particular piece of terrain, always choose an alternate route.
In off-road operation, power and traction, not speed, are important. Never drive
faster than visibility and your own ability to select a safe route permit.
Constantly watch the terrain ahead for sudden changes in slopes or obstacles,
such as rocks or stumps, that may cause loss of stability, resulting in tip-over or
rollover.
Never operate the vehicle if the controls do not function normally.
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When operating in reverse, check that the path behind the vehicle is free of people
or obstacles. Proceed slowly and avoid sharp turns.
BRP recommends that you remain seated on your ATV when operating in reverse.
Avoid standing up. Your weight could shift forward against the throttle lever causing an unexpected acceleration and loss of control.
When stopped or parked, always apply the parking brake. This is especially important when parking on a slope. On very steep inclines or if the vehicle is carrying
cargo, the wheels should be blocked using rocks or bricks. Remember to turn the
fuel valve to the closed position.
Uphill Driving
Due to configuration, this vehicle has excellent climbing ability, so much so that
it is possible to tip over before traction is lost. For example, its common to encounter terrain situations where the top of the hill has eroded to a point that the
hill peak rises very sharply. The vehicle can readily negotiate such a condition
however, in doing so, when the front of the vehicle is driven to a point that the
vehicle's balance moves rearward, a tip over can occur.
The same situation may apply if an embedded object causes the front of the vehicle to climb more than desired. If such a situation occurs take an alternate route.
Be aware of side hilling dangers when doing so.
It is also wise to know the terrain condition on the other side of the hill or bank. All
too often there exists a sharp drop-off that is impossible to negotiate or descend.
Downhill Driving
This vehicle can climb slopes that are steeper than it can safely descend. Therefore, it is essential to assure that a safe route exists to descend a slope before you
climb it.
Decelerating while negotiating a slippery downhill slope could "toboggan" the vehicle. Maintain steady speed and/or accelerate slightly to regain control.
Side Hilling
Whenever possible, such operation should be avoided. If necessary, do so with
extreme caution. Side hilling on steep inclines could result in rollover. In addition,
slippery or loose surfaces could result in uncontrollable side sliding. Do not attempt to turn the vehicle downhill with the slide. Avoid all objects or depressions
that will intensify the raising of one side of the vehicle higher than the other, thus
causing rollover.
Drop-Offs
This vehicle will “bottom-out“ and usually stop if either the front or rear wheels are
driven over a drop-off. If the drop is sharp or deep, the vehicle will nose dive and tip
over.
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WARNING
Avoid negotiating drop-offs. Reverse and select an alternate route.
Riding on Snow Covered Surfaces
When performing the pre-ride inspection, pay special attention to locations on the
vehicle where snow and/or ice accumulations may obstruct visibility of the lights
and reflectors, clog ventilation openings, or interfere with the movement of the
control levers and switches. Before starting with your ATV check the steering,
throttle and brake lever and pedal controls for interference free operation.
Whenever an ATV is ridden on a snow covered drive path the tire grip is generally
reduced causing the vehicle to react differently to control inputs from the operator.
On low grip surfaces, the steering responses are not as crisp and precise, stopping
distances are lengthened and acceleration becomes sluggish. Slow down and do
not "gun" the throttle. This will only result in spinning of the tires and possibly in an
over steering slide of the vehicle. Avoid hard braking. This will possibly result in a
straight line slide of the vehicle. Again, the best advice is to safely reduce speed in
anticipation of a maneuver so to give yourself time and distance to regain total vehicle control before it spins out of your control.
As you drive your ATV over a loose snow covered surface, snow dust will be
picked up in the wake turbulence of the moving vehicle and transported to contact
and accumulate or melt on some exposed components including rotating parts
like brake discs. Water, snow or ice may affect the response time of the brake
system of your ATV. Even when not required to reduce vehicle speed apply brakes
frequently to prevent ice or snow accumulation and to dry brake pads and discs.
While doing so in low risk driving situations you will test for grip level and keep
yourself alerted to how the vehicle reacts to your control inputs. Always keep
footboards, brake and throttle levers free of snow and ice. Frequently wipe snow
off seat, hand grips, lights and reflectors.
The depth of the snow cover may hide rocks, tree stumps or other objects, and if
it is wet, may totally impede the drivability as the vehicle becomes bogged down
or completely looses traction in slushy snow. Look far ahead and always be watchful of any visible clues that might indicate the presence of such obstacles. In doubt
steer clear. Avoid driving on any frozen body of water before checking that the ice
will safely support the ATV, its riders and its load of cargo. Remember that a given
thickness of ice may be sufficient to support a snowmobile, but not an ATV of an
identical weight because of the smaller load bearing surface of the four tire contact
patches as compared to that of a snowmobile track and skis.
Always remember that the vehicle handling and stability is affected when riding
with a passenger. Never attempt maneuvers with a passenger that may cause
the vehicle to enter into a slide that if halted abruptly, will result in the ejection of
the passenger and/or a vehicle roll or tip over.
To maximize comfort and avoid frostbite, always wear clothing and ATV protective
equipment appropriate for the weather conditions you will be exposed to during
your ride.
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At the end of each ride it is a good practice to clean the vehicle body and all moving
components (brakes, steering components, drive lines, controls, etc.) from any
snow or ice accumulations. Wet snow will turn to ice during the shut down period
and become more difficult to remove at the next pre-ride inspection.
Riding Techniques
Riding your vehicle too fast for the conditions may result in injury. Apply only
enough throttle to proceed safely. Statistics show that high speed turns usually
result in mishaps and injury. Always remember that this vehicle is heavy! Its pure
weight alone may entrap you should it fall and pin you down.
This vehicle is not designed for jumping, nor can it fully absorb the high impact
energy generated during manoeuvres such as jumping which, can be passed on to
you, the operator. Performing “wheelies“ can cause the vehicle to flip over onto
you. Both practices have a high risk for you and should be avoided at all times.
To maintain proper control, it is strongly advised that you keep your hands on the
handlebar and within easy reach of all controls. The same holds true for your feet.
To minimize the possibility of a leg or foot injury, keep your feet on the footrests
at all times. Do not direct your toes outwards nor extend your feet out to assist in
turning as they can be hit or be snagged on passing obstacles, or may come into
contact with wheels.
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Even though there is an adequate suspension system on this vehicle, there are
“washboard” or rough terrain conditions that will make you feel uncomfortable
and can even cause a back injury. “Posting“ or riding in a crouched position will
often be required. Slow down and allow your flexed legs to absorb part of the
impact energy.
This vehicle is not designed for riding on roads or highways. (In most places it is an
illegal practice). Riding your vehicle on roads or highways could cause a collision to
occur with another vehicle.
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The tires of this vehicle are not suited for paved road use. Also, this vehicle is
not equipped with a rear differential (rear wheels are always turning at the same
speed). For these reasons, pavement may seriously affect the handling and
control of the vehicle.
Riding on roads or soft shoulders may confuse other road users, especially if your
daytime running lights are on.
If you have to cross a road, the lead driver should get off his vehicle, then observe
and give directions to the other riders. The last person after crossing then assists
the lead driver to cross. Do not travel on sidewalks. They are designated for
pedestrian use.
Water can be a unique hazard. If it is too deep, the vehicle may “float“ and topple.
Check the water depth and current before you attempt to cross any water. Water
should not go above the footrest. Be wary of slippery surfaces such as rocks,
grass, logs, etc., both in the water and on its banks. A loss of traction may occur.
Do not attempt to enter the water at high speed. The water will act as a brake and
could throw you off the vehicle.
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Water will affect the braking ability of your vehicle. Make sure you dry the brakes
by applying them several times after the vehicle leaves the water.
Mud or marsh lands may be encountered near water. Be prepared for sudden
“holes“ or changes in depth. Similarly so, be watchful of hazards such as rocks,
logs, etc., partially covered by vegetation.
If your route crosses frozen waterways, make sure the ice is thick enough and
sound enough to support the total weight of yourself, the vehicle and its load. Be
ever watchful of open water... it is a sure indication that the ice thickness will vary.
If in doubt, do not attempt to cross.
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Ice will also affect the control of the vehicle. Slow down and do not “gun“ the
throttle. This will only result in spinning of the tires and the vehicle may possibly
tip over. Avoid rapid braking. This again can result in an uncontrolled slide and the
vehicle may possibly tip over. Slush should be avoided at all times since it could
block the operation or controls of the vehicle.
Riding in snow may reduce the brakes stopping capability. Safely reduce speed
and allow greater distance for braking. Snow projection may cause ice build up or
snow accumulation on brake components and controls. Apply brakes frequently
to prevent ice or snow accumulation. Refer to General Operating and Safety
Precautions in this subsection for more detailed information regarding riding on
snow Covered surfaces.
Riding on sand, sand dunes, or on snow is another unique experience, but there
are some basic precautions that should be observed. Wet, deep or fine sand/snow
may create a loss of traction and cause the vehicle to slide, drop off, or become
“bogged“ down. If this occurs, look for a firmer base. Again, the best advice is to
slow down and be watchful of the conditions.
When riding in sand dunes it is advisable to equip the vehicle with an antenna type
safety flag. This will help make your location more visible to others over the next
sand dune. Proceed carefully should you see another safety flag ahead. Since the
antenna type safety flag can snag and rebound on your body if caught, do not use it
in areas where there are low hanging branches or obstacles.
Riding on loose stones or gravel is very similar to riding on ice. They will affect
the steering of vehicle... possibly causing it to slide and tip over especially at
high speeds. In addition, braking distance may be a affected. Remember that
“gunning“ the throttle or sliding may cause loose stones to be ejected rearwards
into the path of another rider. Never do it deliberately.
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If you do get into a slide or skid, it may help to turn the handlebar in the direction of
the skid until you regain control. Never jam the brakes and lock the wheels.
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Respect and follow all posted trail signs. They are there to help you and others.
Obstacles in the “trail“ should be traversed with caution. This includes loose
rocks, fallen trees, slippery surfaces, fences, posts, and embankments and
depressions. You should avoid them whenever possible. Remember that some
obstacles are too large or dangerous to cross and should be avoided. Small rocks
or fallen trees may be safely crossed... approach at a 90° angle. Stand on the
footrests while keeping your knees flexed. Adjust speed without losing momentum and do not “gun“ the throttle. Hold handlebar firmly. Place your body weight
rearwards and proceed. Do not try to lift the vehicle front wheels off the ground.
Be aware that the object may be slippery or may move while crossing.
When driving on hills or slopes two things are highly important... be prepared
for slippery surfaces or terrain variations and obstacles and... use proper body
positioning.
When stopped or parked always apply the parking device. This is especially important when parking on a slope. On very steep inclines or if the ATV is carring cargo,
the wheels should be blocked using rocks or bricks.
Uphill
Keep your body weight forward towards the top of the hill. Keep your feet on the
footpegs and shift into low gear, then accelerate and when necessary, change gear
quickly as you climb. Do not over-speed since this may cause the front of the vehicle to lift from the ground and fall back on you. If the hill is too steep and you cannot
proceed, or the vehicle begins to roll backwards, apply the front brake, being careful not to slide. Dismount, then use the “U“ turn or “K“ turn (while walking back,
next to the vehicle on the up hill side and with a hand on the brake lever, slowly back
the rear of the vehicle toward the top of the hill then drive downhill). Always walk
or dismount on the upside of the slope while keeping clear of the vehicle and its rotating wheels. Do not try to hold on to the vehicle if it begins to topple. Stay clear.
Do not ride over the crest of the hill at high speed. Obstacles, including sharp dropoffs, may exist.
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Downhill
Keep your body weight rearwards. Apply the brake gradually to prevent skidding.
Do not “coast“ down the slope using solely engine compression or in neutral gear.
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Side Hilling
This is one of the most risky types of riding since it may drastically change the balance of the vehicle. It should be avoided wherever possible. However, if it is necessary to do so, it is important that you ALWAYS keep your body weight on the upside of the slope... and be prepared to dismount on that side should the vehicle begin to topple. Do not try to stop or save the vehicle from damage.
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While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
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IMPORTANT ON PRODUCT LABELS
Hang Tag
This vehicle comes with a hang tag containing important information.
Any person who rides this vehicle should read and understand this information before riding.
704 902 024
vmo2010-003-003_en
TYPICAL
704901107
vmo2006-005-009_en
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Vehicle Safety Labels
Read and understand all the safety labels on your vehicle.
The safety labels on your vehicle should be considered permanent parts of the vehicle. If missing or damaged, they can be replaced free of charge. See an authorized Can-Am dealer.
NOTE: The following illustrations used in this Operator’s Guide are a general representation only. Your model may differ.
5
3
1
2
6
4
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TYPICAL - LABEL LOCATIONS
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IMPORTANT ON PRODUCT LABELS
NEVER USE UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF
DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.
Operation of this ATV by children under
the age of 6 increases the risk of
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
Adult supervision required for children
under age 16.
NEVER permit children under age
6 to operate this ATV.
vmo2009-004-002_en
LABEL 3: DS 70
vmo2009-003-004_en
LABEL 1
Operation of this ATV by children under
the age of 10 increases the risk of
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
Adult supervision required for children
under age 16.
NEVER permit children under age
10 to operate this ATV.
704902025
V01M07Z
LABEL 2
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LABEL 3: DS 90 AND DS 90 X
SAFETY INFORMATION
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V00M03Y
DSXX / DSXX
XX.X
XX.X
XX.X
XX.X
XX.X
X,X
X,X
X,X
X,X
V00m03y2
LOCATION: LOWER RIGHT FRONT TUBE OF
THE FRAME
XX
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LABEL 4: TYPICAL - REFER TO
SPECIFICATIONS FOR EXACT PRESSURES
THIS VEHICLE IS AN ALL
TERRAIN VEHICLE AND
IS NOT INTENDED FOR
USE ON PUBLIC ROADS.
CE VÉHICULE EST UN
VÉHICULE TOUT TERRAIN
QUI N’EST PAS DESTINÉ A
ÊTRE UTILISÉ SUR LES
VOIES PUBLIQUES.
704901438
vmo2010-001-302_a
LOCATION: UNDERNEATH REAR FENDER
vmo2010-001-102
LABEL 5
vmo2010-004-001_en
LOCATION: FRONT FENDER
Technical Information
Label
44 - 57 mm (1-3/4 to 2-3/4”)
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CHAIN PLAY ADJUSTMENT
LABEL 6
AJUSTEMENT DE LA CHAÎNE
Compliance Labels
These labels indicate vehicle's compliance.
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87604-DGF-00H
vmo2011-004-001_a
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IMPORTANT ON PRODUCT LABELS
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1. Chain adjustment label location
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INFORMATION
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3,4
6
7
8 7
2
1
5
12
9
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TYPICAL
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10
CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT
NOTE: This section provides basic
information on the functions of the various controls of your vehicle. For more
details on how to operate a control in
conjunction with others, refer to OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS further in
this section.
1) Throttle Lever
Speed Limiter
This vehicle is equipped with an adjustable speed limiter screw on the
throttle lever housing. The speed limiter prevents the throttle from being
fully opened, even when the throttle
lever is pushed fully forward, thus limiting available engine power and therefore vehicle speed.
The throttle lever is located on the RH
side of the handlebar.
When pushed forward, it increases the
engine speed and allows engagement
of the transmission.
When released, the engine speed
should automatically return to idle and
the vehicle will gradually slow down.
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TYPICAL
1. Speed limiter screw
2. Lock nut
3. Throttle lever cable housing
WARNING
Adults should always limit the maximum restricted speed within the
ability and capacity of the child to
operate the vehicle safely. Never
allow the child to adjust the speed
limiter screw.
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TYPICAL
1. Throttle lever
2. To accelerate
3. To decelerate
WARNING
Check throttle lever operation before you start the engine. If the
throttle lever does not function
smoothly, check for the cause.
Correct the problem before riding the vehicle. Consult your authorized dealer if you can't find or
solve the problem yourself.
BRP recommends that all beginners
start off with the speed limiter screw
turned in while they learn.
Adults can adjust the speed limiter
screw gradually to increase maximum
speed as the beginner becomes more
familiar with the operation of the vehicle. Refer to the following table.
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SPEED
SETTING
DS 70
DS 90 AND
DS 90 X
Factory
limited
speed
16 km/h
(10 MPH)
24 km/h
(15 MPH)
Maximum
unrestricted
speed
24 km/h
(15 MPH)
48 km/h
(30 MPH)
WARNING
When traveling downhill, gravity can increase the vehicle speed
above the desired maximum
speed set using the speed limiter
screw.
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1. Lock nut
2. Speed limiter screw
To obtain maximum vehicle speed, adjust the throttle lever travel to 20 mm
(.8 in).
WARNING
Improper adjustment of the speed
limiter screw could damage the
throttle cable and impair throttle lever operation. Failure to follow adjustment recommendations
could lead to an accident.
To adjust the speed limiter screw,
loosen the lock nut, then turn the
speed limiter screw accordingly. Turning the screw in reduces throttle lever
travel, turning the screw out increases
throttle lever travel.
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1. Speed limiter screw
2. Lock nut
A. Maximum throttle lever travel adjustment
20 mm (.8 in)
2) RH Brake Lever
The RH brake lever is located on the RH
side of the handlebar.
When pulled in, the front brake is applied. When released, it should automatically return to its original position.
Braking effect is proportional to the
force applied on the lever.
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When applied, it prevents the vehicle from moving. Useful during transportation or when the vehicle is not in
operation.
WARNING
Always use the parking brake
when the vehicle is not in operation.
WARNING
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TYPICAL
1. Brake lever
2. To apply brake
3) LH Brake Lever
The LH brake lever is located on the LH
side of the handlebar.
When pulled in, the rear brake is applied. When released, it should automatically return to its original position.
Braking effect is proportional to the
force applied on the lever.
Make sure the parking brake is
fully disengaged before operating the vehicle. Riding the vehicle
with a continuous pressure on the
brakes may cause damage to the
brake system and a loss of braking
capacity and/or fire.
To engage the parking brake mechanism: Squeeze the LH brake lever and
hold as you engage the lever lock, then
release the lever against the lock. The
brake lever is now held in applying the
rear brake(s).
DS 70 and DS 90
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TYPICAL
1. Brake lever
2. To apply brake
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TYPICAL — LH BRAKE LEVER
Step 1: Squeeze brake lever and hold
Step 2: Engage lever lock
4) Parking Brake
The parking brake is located on the LH
side of the handlebar.
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DS 90 X Only
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vmo2008-020-014_a
LH BRAKE LEVER
Step 1: Squeeze brake lever and maintain
Step 2: Push lever lock
All Models
To release the parking brake mechanism: Squeeze brake lever. Lever
lock should automatically return to its
original position. Brake lever should
return to rest position. Always release
parking brake before riding.
5) Transmission Lever
A 3 position transmission lever is located on the RH side of the vehicle
near the engine.
NOTICE Always completely stop
the vehicle and apply the brakes
prior to moving the transmission
lever.
TRANSMISSION LEVER PATTERN
1. Transmission lever
2. Forward (F)
3. Neutral (N)
4. Reverse (R)
To change the transmission position,
completely stop vehicle, apply brakes,
then move lever to the desired position. Do not force lever.
WARNING
Before moving vehicle in reverse,
ensure the path behind is clear of
obstacles or bystanders. Remain
seated.
F: Forward
It is the normal driving range. It allows the vehicle to reach its maximum
speed.
N: Neutral
This position disengages the transmission to allow manual vehicle movement or towing.
R: Reverse
This allows the vehicle to go backwards.
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WARNING
Before operating the vehicle in reverse, ensure the path behind is
clear of obstacles or bystanders.
BRP recommends that you remain
seated. Avoid standing up. Your
weight could shift forward against
the throttle lever causing an unexpected acceleration and loss of
control.
NOTE: While the engine can be
stopped by turning the ignition key
to the OFF position, we recommend
the engine be stopped by setting the
emergency engine stop switch to the
STOP position.
To stop engine, fully release throttle
lever, then set the emergency engine
stop switch to the STOP position.
6) Multifunction Switch
The multifunction switch is located on
the LH side of the handlebar.
The controls located on the multifunction switch are:
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TYPICAL - EMERGENCY ENGINE STOP
SWITCH
1. STOP position
2. RUN position
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1. Emergency engine stop switch
2. Engine start button
3. Choke lever
Emergency Engine Stop Switch
This switch can be used to stop the engine, and as an emergency control.
Engine Start Button
To start engine, place the emergency
engine stop switch to the RUN position.
Press and hold LH brake lever.
Press and hold the engine start button.
Release immediately after engine is
started.
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
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1. Engine start button
Choke Lever
This device features a variable position
lever used to ease starting a cold engine.
The OFF position is used when the engine is warm.
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OFF POSITION
The full choke position is used when
the engine is cold.
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FULL CHOKE POSITION
The other positions between OFF and
FULL will be used depending on the
engine temperature.
7) Indicator Lamps
The indicator lamps are located near
the middle of the handlebar.
vmo2008-008-019_a
TYPICAL
1. Neutral (N)
2. Reverse (R)
3. Ignition switch
Neutral Lamp (GREEN)
When lit, it indicates the
transmission is in neutral
position.
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9) Fuel Valve
Reverse Lamp (RED)
When lit, it indicates the
transmission is in reverse
position.
8) Ignition Switch
The fuel valve is located on the LH side
of the vehicle near the engine.
This is a 3 position rotary valve: OFF,
ON, RES (reserve). Rotate the valve to
align its pointer to the desired position.
The ignition switch is located in the
middle of the handlebar.
It is a key-operated, 2 position switch:
OFF and ON.
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LH SIDE OF VEHICLE
1. Align this pointer toward the desired
position
NOTICE Improper opening of fuel
valve will restrict the flow of fuel.
Make sure valve is fully opened
when engine is running.
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IGNITION SWITCH
1. OFF position
2. ON position
Insert key in switch and turn to ON position. To remove key, turn key to OFF
position then pull it out.
NOTE: While the engine can be
stopped by turning ignition key to OFF
position, we recommend the engine
be stopped using the emergency engine stop switch. Always turn ignition
switch to OFF position after engine
has been stopped.
OFF
Stops fuel supply to carburetor.
NOTICE Turn valve to OFF position
when vehicle is not being operated
or when it is being transported.
ON
Allows fuel to flow to carburetor. This
is the normal position for operation of
the vehicle.
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
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CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT
RES (Reserve)
When the normal supply of fuel in the
tank is used up (ON position), an emergency supply of fuel is available by turning the valve to RES. Use the RES position only when the ON supply is empty.
When in reserve, refuel as soon as possible. Be sure to turn the valve back to
the ON position after refuelling.
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10) Seat Latch
1. Seat tabs
Located under the rear fender, near
rear bumper. It allows the removal
of the seat to provide access to the
engine compartment. Pull knob to release seat.
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1. Hooks
WARNING
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TYPICAL
1. Seat release knob
Seat Removal
Pull latch while gently lifting rear of
seat. Pull seat rearward then remove
it.
Make sure seat is securely latched
before riding.
11) Tool Kit
Located underneath the seat over the
engine compartment, the tool kit contains tools for basic maintenance.
Seat Installation
Insert front tabs of seat into frame
hooks. When seat rests in its position, firmly push seat down to latch.
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CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT
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1. Tool kit
12) Front Storage
Compartment
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TYPICAL
A convenient area to carry personal articles.
WARNING
When engine is running, always
engage the NEUTRAL position
on the transmission lever and apply parking brake before opening
cover. Never leave any heavy or
loose breakable object in the storage compartment. Always latch
cover before riding.
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TYPICAL
1. Front storage compartment
2. Cover latch
To open storage compartment cover,
gently pull and hold latch while lifting
cover.
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
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FUEL
Recommended Fuel
Use unleaded gasoline available from
most service stations, or oxygenated
fuel containing a maximum of 10%
of ethanol or methanol. The gasoline
used must have the following recommended minimum octane rating.
MINIMUM OCTANE RATING
Inside North America
87 (R + M)/2
Outside North America
92 RON
NOTICE Never experiment with
other fuels. The use of an inadequate fuel can result in vehicle performance deterioration and damage
to critical parts in the fuel system
and engine.
Fueling Procedure
WARNING
– Do not allow children to put fuel
in the vehicle.
– Always stop engine before refueling. Open cap slowly.
– If a differential pressure condition is noticed (whistling sound
heard when loosening fuel tank
cap) have vehicle inspected
and/or repaired before further
operation.
– Fuel vapors are flammable and
explosive under certain conditions.
– Never use an open flame to
check fuel level.
– Never smoke or allow a flame or
spark in the vicinity.
– Always work in a well-ventilated
area.
– Never top off the fuel tank before placing the vehicle in a
warm area. As temperature increases, fuel expands and may
overflow.
– Always wipe off any fuel or oil
spillage from the vehicle.
1. Stop engine.
2. Do not allow anyone to remain
seated on the vehicle while fuelling.
3. Unscrew fuel tank cap counterclockwise to remove.
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FUEL
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TYPICAL — FUEL TANK CAP
4. Insert the spout in the filler neck.
5. Pour fuel slowly to allow time for the
air in the tank to escape and prevent
fuel flow back. Be careful not to spill
fuel.
6. Stop fuelling when the fuel reaches
the bottom of filler neck. Do not
overfill.
7. Fully tighten fuel tank cap clockwise.
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BREAK-IN PERIOD
Operating During Break-In
A break-in period of 10 operating hours
is required before running the vehicle
at sustained full throttle.
After the break-in period, the vehicle
should be inspected by an authorized
Can-Am dealer. Refer to MAINTENANCE INFORMATION.
Engine
During the break-in period:
– Avoid full throttle operation.
– Maximum throttle should not exceed 3/4.
– Avoid sustained accelerations.
– Avoid prolonged cruising speeds.
– Avoid engine overheating.
However, brief accelerations and
speed variations contribute to a good
break-in.
Brakes
WARNING
New brakes will not perform to
their maximum efficiency until
after their initial break-in is complete. Use extra caution.
Belt
A new belt requires a break-in period of
50 km (30 mi).
During the break-in period:
– Avoid strong accelerations and decelerations
– Avoid pulling a load
– Avoid high speed cruising.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Starting the Engine
WARNING
Always proceed with the pre-ride
inspection as described in the
SAFETY INFORMATION section
prior to operating the vehicle. Always check for proper operation
of critical controls, safety features
and mechanical components before starting.
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Transmission lever must be set to
NEUTRAL.
Insert key in ignition switch and turn to
ON position.
1. Emergency engine stop switch
2. STOP position
3. RUN position
In cold weather colder than 0°C (32°F),
place choke lever in full choke position.
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TYPICAL — TURN TO ON POSITION
1. Ignition key
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Set the emergency engine stop switch
to the RUN position.
FULL CHOKE POSITION
Press and hold LH brake lever.
Press the engine start button and hold
until engine starts.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
After a few seconds, adjust choke
lever until the best engine RPM is
achieved.
NOTE: Overusing the choke may flood
the engine and make it hard to start.
Refer to TROUBLESHOOTING if this
occurs.
When the engine is warm, set the
choke lever to OFF position and release brakes.
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1. Engine start button
NOTICE Do not hold start button
more than 10 seconds. A rest period should be observed between
cranking cycles to allow starter cool
down. Pay attention to battery; do
not discharge it.
NOTE: Throttle assist may be used to
help start the engine faster. Press the
throttle lever slightly; if it is pressed too
much, the choke system will not be activated.
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OFF POSITION
Warm Engine Starting
Start the engine as explained above
but without any choke. If the engine
will not start after two 5 second attempts with the electric starter, set
choke lever to the half way position.
Start the engine without activating the
throttle lever. After a few seconds, set
the choke lever to OFF position.
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TYPICAL
1. Throttle lever
2. To accelerate
3. To decelerate
Release the engine start button immediately after the engine has started.
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Emergency Manual Starting
Manual start is provided in the event
electric start does not work.
Follow the starting procedure previously described but instead of using
the electric starter, use the kick start
pedal.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
To start engine, gently press pedal
down until the kick starter mechanism
engagement is felt, then kick down
with a rapid follow through motion.
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TYPICAL
1. Kick start pedal
Repeat this procedure completely if
necessary.
Stopping the Engine
WARNING
Avoid parking on a slope.
Release throttle and completely stop
the vehicle.
Apply the parking brake.
Set transmission lever to the FORWARD position.
Set the emergency engine stop switch
to the STOP position.
Turn ignition key to OFF position.
Remove key from ignition switch.
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TUNE YOUR RIDE
Suspension Adjustment
WARNING
Suspension adjustment could affect vehicle handling. Always take
time to familiarize yourself with
the vehicle's behavior after any
suspension adjustment has been
made.
WARNING
Left and right front shock adjustment must always be set to the
same position. Never adjust one
shock only. Uneven adjustment
can cause poor handling and loss
of stability, which could lead to an
accident.
Spring Preload Adjustment
Shorten the springs for a firmer ride
and rough road condition.
Lengthen the springs for a softer ride
and smooth road condition.
Adjust by turning adjustment cam or
ring accordingly. Use tool from vehicle
tool kit.
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DS 70 AND DS 90 — FRONT SUSPENSION
1. Front spring
2. Turn adjusting cam
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DS 90 X — FRONT SUSPENSION
1. Front spring
2. Loosen locking ring
3. Turn adjustment ring
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DS 70 AND DS 90 — REAR SUSPENSION
1. Rear spring
2. Turn adjusting cam
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DS 90 X — REAR SUSPENSION
1. Rear spring
2. Loosen locking ring
3. Turn adjustment ring
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
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VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION
When transporting this vehicle, secure
it to a trailer using suitable tie-downs.
Use of ordinary ropes is not recommended.
WARNING
Do not tow this vehicle behind a
car or other vehicle. Use a trailer.
Never tip this vehicle on end for
transporting. The vehicle must be
in its normal operating position
(on all four wheels).
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DS 90 X — FRONT TIE-DOWN POINT
LOCATION
V00A17Y
Remember to:
– Set the fuel valve to the OFF position.
– Apply the parking brake.
– Secure the front of the vehicle by
the front bumper, and the rear of the
vehicle by the rear bumper.
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ALL MODELS — REAR TIE-DOWN POINT
LOCATION
NOTICE Securing vehicle at other
locations may damage the vehicle.
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DS 70 AND DS 90 — FRONT TIE-DOWN
POINT LOCATION
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MAINTENANCE
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BREAK-IN INSPECTION
BRP suggests that after the first 10 hours or 200 km (125 mi) of operation,
whichever comes first, your vehicle be inspected by an authorized Can-Am dealer.
The break-in inspection is very important and must not be neglected.
NOTE: The break-in inspection is at the expense of the vehicle owner.
We recommend that this inspection be signed by an authorized Can-Am dealer.
Date of inspection
Authorized dealer signature
Dealer name
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BREAK-IN INSPECTION
REPLACE
ADJUST
TIGHTEN
BREAK-IN INSPECTION CHART
LUBRICATE
CLEAN
INSPECT
ENGINE
Engine oil
Valve clearance
X
X
FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel lines and connections
X
Throttle cable/housing
X
X
Carburetor
X
X
Idle speed
X
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Spark plug
X
Battery
X
Battery voltage
X
X
CVT TRANSMISSION
CVT air inlet/outlet ducts
X
GEARBOX
Gearbox oil
X
WHEEL/TIRES
Wheel nuts/studs
X
STEERING SYSTEM
Handlebar fasteners
X
BRAKES
Brake system
X
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Maintenance is very important for keeping your vehicle in safe operating condition.
Proper maintenance is the owner's responsibility. The vehicle should be serviced
as per maintenance schedule.
The maintenance schedule does not exempt the pre-ride inspection.
WARNING
Failure to properly maintain the vehicle according to the maintenance
schedule and procedures can make it unsafe to operate.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
WEEKLY
A: Adjust
C: Clean
I: Inspect
L: Lubricate
R: Replace
MONTHLY
ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY 100 HOURS
EVERY 2 YEARS OR 200 HOURS
TO BE PERFORMED BY
PART/TASK
LEGEND
ENGINE
Engine oil
R
(3)
Engine oil strainer
Customer
C
Customer
Customer
Air filter
I, C (1)
R (1)
Air injection valve filter
I, C (1)
R (1)
A
(1) More often under dusty
Customer conditions. Refer to AIR FILTER
in MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
Dealer (2) Inspect every 6 months.
(3) Replace every 3 months or
Dealer 40 hours.
Spark arrester
C
Customer
Exhaust system
I
Dealer
Valve clearance
Crankcase breather
system
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I
(2)
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
WEEKLY
A: Adjust
C: Clean
I: Inspect
L: Lubricate
R: Replace
MONTHLY
ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY 100 HOURS
EVERY 2 YEARS OR 200 HOURS
TO BE PERFORMED BY
PART/TASK
LEGEND
FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel lines and
connections
I
Dealer
Fuel filter
Throttle cable/housing
R
I, A
Dealer
(4) Inspect, clean and adjust every
Dealer/
6 months.
Customer
L
Carburetor
I, A, C (4)
Dealer
Idle speed
I
Dealer
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Spark plug
Battery
R
Dealer
Dealer/
Customer
I
—
DRIVE SYSTEM
Drive chain and
Sprockets
I (5)
Dealer
I
Customer
(5) More often under severe use such
as dusty area, sand, snow, wet or
muddy conditions.
WHEELS/TIRES
Wheel bearings
Wheel bolts
I
—
Customer
TRANSMISSION (CVT)
Drive belt
Drive and driven pulleys
CVT air inlet/outlet ducts
I, C
I
Dealer
I, C, L
Dealer
—
Customer
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
WEEKLY
A: Adjust
C: Clean
I: Inspect
L: Lubricate
R: Replace
MONTHLY
ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY 100 HOURS
EVERY 2 YEARS OR 200 HOURS
TO BE PERFORMED BY
PART/TASK
LEGEND
GEARBOX
Gearbox oil
R
Dealer
—
STEERING SYSTEM
Handlebar fasteners
I
Steering knuckles
(DS 70 and DS 90)
L
Dealer
(6)
Customer
Steering shaft
L
Dealer
Steering system
I
Dealer
I
Customer
(6) Lubricate every 6 months.
SUSPENSION
Suspension system
—
BRAKES
(7)
Brake fluid (DS 90 X)
Brake system
Brake pads/shoe
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I, A
(7) (8)
I (7)
R
Dealer/
Customer (7) Brake fluid replacement or any brake
system repairs must be performed
by an authorized Can-Am dealer.
Dealer
(8) Hydraulic brakes are self-adjusting
and require no adjustment.
Dealer
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
This section includes instructions for
basic maintenance procedures. If you
have the necessary mechanical skills
and the required tools, you can perform these procedures. If not, see
your authorized Can-Am dealer.
Other important items in the maintenance schedule that are more difficult
and require special tools are best performed by your authorized Can-Am
dealer.
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WARNING
Turn off the engine and follow
these maintenance procedures
when performing maintenance.
If you do not follow proper maintenance procedures you can be
injured by hot parts, moving parts,
electricity, chemicals or other hazards.
WARNING
Should removal of a locking device be required (e.g. lock tab,
self-locking fastener, etc.), always
replace it with a new one.
TYPICAL — RH SIDE OF ENGINE
1. Dipstick
With vehicle on a level surface, start
engine and let it run for several minutes, then stop engine and check the
oil level as follows:
1. Unscrew dipstick, remove it and
wipe it clean.
2. Reinstall dipstick and screw it in
completely.
3. Remove dipstick and check oil
level. It should be near or equal
to the upper mark.
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Level
NOTICE Check level frequently
and adjust as necessary. Do not
overfill. Operating the engine with
an improper level may severely
damage engine. Wipe off any
spillage.
NOTE: While checking the oil level, visually inspect engine area for leaks.
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1. Full
2. Add
3. Operating range
To add oil, remove dipstick. Place a
funnel in the dipstick hole to avoid
spillage.
Add a small amount of oil and recheck
oil level.
Repeat until oil level reaches the dipstick’s upper mark. Do not overfill.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Properly tighten dipstick.
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart
Recommended Engine Oil
For the summer season, use XPS
SYNTHETIC BLEND OIL (SUMMER
GRADE) (P/N 293 600 121).
For the winter season, use XPS
SYNTHETIC OIL (WINTER GRADE)
(P/N 293 600 112).
NOTE: The XPS oil is specially formulated and tested for the severe requirements of this engine.
If not available, use 4-stroke SAE
5W30 engine oil that meets or exceeds
the requirements for API service classification SM, SL or SJ. Always check
the API service label on the oil container, it must contain at least one of
the above standards. Refer to the viscosity chart for details.
SAE 0W30
SAE 5W30
SAE 10W30
SAE 10W40
SAE 15W40
SAE 20W50
Temperature Range
50°C (122°F)
40°C (104°F)
30°C (86°F)
20°C (68°F)
10°C (50°F)
0°C (32°F)
-10°C (14°F)
-20°C (-4°F)
-30°C (-22°F)
Engine Oil Change
The oil change should be carried out on
a warm engine.
CAUTION Engine oil can be
very hot. In order to avoid potential burns, do not remove the engine
drain plug if the engine is hot. Wait
until the engine oil is warm. Always
wear appropriate skin and eye protection. Chemicals can cause skin
rash and eye injury.
Ensure vehicle is on a level surface.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Remove dipstick.
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TYPICAL — RH SIDE OF ENGINE
1. Dipstick
Clean the drain plug area.
Place a drain pan under the engine
drain plug area.
Unscrew drain plug.
Install and torque strainer cover to
42 N•m ± 4 N•m (31 lbf•ft ± 3 lbf•ft).
Clean drain plug washer and check it's
condition, replace it if necessary.
Clean engine and drain plug contact
surfaces, then reinstall drain plug
and torque it to 22.0 N•m ± 2.2 N•m
(16 lbf•ft ± 2 lbf•ft).
Refill engine with the specified quantity of recommended engine oil. Refer
to SPECIFICATIONS for capacity.
Start engine and let idle for a few minutes. Ensure oil strainer and drain plug
areas are not leaking.
Stop engine. Wait a few minutes to
allow the oil to flow down into the
crankcase, then recheck oil level. Adjust oil level if necessary.
Dispose of the used oil as per your local
environmental regulations.
Oil Strainer
Oil Strainer Cleaning
Remove oil strainer and spring for
cleaning (if necessary), refer to MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE for details.
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LH SIDE OF ENGINE
1. Drain plug
Allow sufficient time for all the oil to
flow out of the engine.
Clean oil strainer, refer to OIL
STRAINER in this subsection.
Wipe off any oil spillage on engine.
Reinstall oil strainer, spring, and O-ring.
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UNDERNEATH ENGINE
1. Oil strainer cover
2. Exhaust pipe
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
To clean oil strainer, use a solvent, then
dry using compressed air.
CAUTION Always wear appropriate skin and eye protection.
Chemicals can cause skin rash and
eye injury.
NOTE: Check cover O-ring and replace
it if necessary.
NOTE: Riding in a group in these conditions increases even more the air
filter maintenance and replacement
requirement.
Air Filter Location
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1. Air filter
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TYPICAL
1. Cover
2. O-ring
3. Spring
4. Strainer
Air Filter Removal
Remove air filter box cover.
Air Filter
Air Filter Maintenance Guideline
As with any ATV, air filter maintenance
is critical to ensure proper engine performance and life span.
Air filter maintenance should be adjusted according to riding conditions.
Air filter maintenance must be increased in frequency for the following
dusty conditions:
– Riding on dry sand
– Riding on dry dirt covered surfaces
– Riding on dry gravel roads or similar
conditions.
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1. Screws
Remove air filter from housing.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
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1. Air filter
TYPICAL - SPRAY FOAM ELEMENT INSIDE
AND OUT
Air Filter Cleaning
1. Spray the foam filter element inside
and out with AIR FILTER CLEANER
(P/N 219 700 341).
2. Let stand for 3 minutes.
3. As stated on air filter cleaner (UNI)
container, rinse with plain water.
4. Dry the foam element completely.
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TYPICAL - DRY
219700341
AIR FILTER CLEANER (P/N 219 700 341)
NOTE: A second application may be
necessary for heavily soiled elements.
When the filter is dry, re-oil using AIR
FILTER OIL (P/N 219 700 340) or an
equivalent.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
219700340
AIR FILTER OIL (P/N 219 700 340)
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FILTER POSITION
1. Cover side
2. Housing side
Air Filter Housing
Air Filter Housing Draining
Periodically inspect air filter housing
drain tube for liquids or deposits.
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TYPICAL - OIL FOAM FILTER ELEMENT
NOTICE Engine
performance
degradation or severe damage can
occur if the air filter is not properly
maintained and/or if it is not well
oiled.
Air Filter Installation
Installation is the reverse of removal
procedure. Pay attention to ensure
proper filter positioning in housing.
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1. Air filter housing
2. Drain tube
NOTE: If vehicle is used in dusty areas,
inspect more frequently than specified
in MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE.
If liquids/deposits are found, squeeze
and remove the clamp. Pull drain tube
plug out and empty tube.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
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1. Drain tube
2. Clamp
3. Plug
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1. Remove screws
NOTICE Do not start engine when
liquids/deposits are found in the
drain tube.
Remove filter from air injection valve.
When liquids or deposits are found, air
filter and housing must be inspected,
dried or replaced depending on its condition.
Air Injection Valve
Air Injection Valve Location
Air injection valve is located on the LH
side of the vehicle underneath front
fender.
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TYPICAL
1. Air injection valve
2. Screen
3. Air filter
Clean air filter and inside of air injection
valve using pressurized air.
NOTE: If the air filter is still dirty, replace it with a new one.
When finished, properly reinstall removed parts in the reverse order of
their removal.
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Spark Arrester
TYPICAL
1. Air injection valve
Air Injection Valve Cleaning
NOTE: Clean cover before removing.
Remove cover retaining screws.
Remove air injection valve cover.
Spark Arrester Cleaning
The muffler must be periodically
purged of accumulated carbon.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
WARNING
Never perform this operation immediately after the engine has
been run because exhaust system
is very hot. Wear eye protection
and gloves. Respect all applicable
laws and regulations.
Remove muffler cover (if applicable).
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1. Spark arrester
2. Muffler tip
Remove carbon deposits from the
spark arrester using a brush.
NOTE: Use a soft brush and be careful
to avoid damaging spark arrester.
Reinstall the spark arrester in muffler.
Reinstall muffler cover (if applicable).
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DS 90 X
1. Muffler cover
2. Remove screws
CVT Cover
Remove the spark arrester from the
muffler.
CVT Cover Draining
Whenever you suspect that water has
entered the CVT cover, drain the CVT
housing by removing the drain tube
plug.
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
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LH SIDE OF VEHICLE
1. Drain tube
2. Clamp
3. Plug
4. Engine drain plug
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1. Air filter housing
Gearbox Oil
Recommended Gearbox Oil
Use 165 ml (6 U.S. oz) of XPS CHAINCASE OIL (P/N 415 129 500) or an
equivalent SAE 75W90 chaincase oil).
NOTICE Do not use other types of
oil when servicing the gearbox.
Gearbox Oil Level
There is no dipstick provided with this
vehicle, the gear box oil level cannot be
checked.
The only way to ensure the level is correct is to drain the gearbox and refill
it with the specified quantity of the
recommended gearbox oil. Refer to
GEARBOX OIL CHANGE for procedure.
Gearbox Oil Change
Place the vehicle on a level surface.
Remove the air filter housing from the
vehicle.
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1. Remove screws
2. Loosen clamp
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REMOVE AIR FILTER HOUSING
Clean gearbox drain plug and oil filler
plug area, then remove the gearbox
drain plug.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
NOTICE Do not use other types of
oil when servicing the gearbox.
Reinstall oil filler plug.
Reinstall all other removed parts.
Throttle Cable
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DRAIN PLUG — LH SIDE OF ENGINE
1. Gearbox drain plug
2. Engine oil drain plug
Throttle Cable Inspection
Inspect throttle cable for excessive
wear, kinking or fraying. Ensure cable
moves freely.
NOTICE The throttle cable must be
replaced if any signs of wear, fraying
or other damages are found.
Throttle Cable Lubrication
Lubricate cable using CABLE LUBRICANT (P/N 293 600 041) or an equivalent silicone cable lubricant to reduce
premature wear and to ensure proper
movement of the cable.
WARNING
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FILL PLUG — LH SIDE OF ENGINE
1. Gearbox oil filler plug
Allow enough time for oil to flow out of
gearbox.
Reinstall
drain
plug
and
torque
to
16.0 N•m ± 1.6 N•m
(142 lbf•in ± 14 lbf•in).
Remove gearbox oil filler plug and refill gearbox using 165 ml (6 U.S. oz)
of (P/N 413 801 900) or an equivalent
SAE 75W90 chaincase oil.
NOTICE There is no dipstick provided with this vehicle to check gearbox oil level. Be sure gearbox is
completely drained before replenishing it with the specified amount
of recommended oil.
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Always use a silicone-based lubricant. Using another lubricant
(such as a water-based lubricant)
could cause the throttle lever/cable to stick or become stiff.
Throttle Cable Adjustment
Check throttle lever free-play, adjust if
necessary.
NOTE: If correct adjustment is
unattainable, see an authorized
Can-Am dealer.
The normal throttle free-play is
5 mm to 10 mm (.197 in to .394 in).
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
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TYPICAL — NORMAL FREE-PLAY
1. Throttle lever
A. 5 mm to 10 mm (.197 in to .394 in)
1. Lock nut
2. Adjuster
To adjust cable, slide rubber protector
back to expose throttle cable adjuster.
With the transmission lever set to
NEUTRAL position, start the engine.
Check if the throttle cable is adjusted
correctly by turning handlebar fully to
the right, then fully to the left. If the
engine RPM increases, readjust the
throttle lever free play Ensure throttle
cable is properly routed and not binding on anything when the handlebar is
turned.
Spark Plug
Spark Plug Location
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1. Rubber protector
Loosen lock nut and turn the adjuster
to obtain proper adjustment.
NOTE: Measure throttle free play at
the tip of throttle lever.
Tighten locking nut and reinstall protector.
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TYPICAL — RH SIDE OF VEHICLE
1. Spark plug
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Spark Plug Removal
Disconnect spark plug cable from
spark plug.
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1. Spark plug cable
Unscrew spark plug one turn.
Spark Plug Installation
Prior to installation, make sure the contact surface of the cylinder head and
spark plug is free of grime.
Using a feeler gauge, set the spark
plug gap between 0.7 mm to 0.8 mm
(.028 in to .031 in).
Apply anti-seize lubricant over spark
plug threads to prevent a possible
seizure.
Screw spark plug into cylinder head by
hand and tighten with a torque wrench
and proper socket.
Torque
spark
plug
to
11.0 N•m ± 1.1 N•m
(97 lbf•in ± 10 lbf•in).
Battery
To access the battery, remove the seat.
Battery Maintenance
CAUTION Never charge a battery while installed in vehicle.
NOTICE Never remove the battery
sealing cap.
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1. Spark plug
If possible, clean spark plug and cylinder head with pressurized air.
CAUTION Always wear safety
goggles when using pressurized air.
Unscrew and remove spark plug completely.
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These vehicles are equipped with a
VRLA battery (Valve Regulated Lead
Acid). It is a maintenance-free type
battery, there is no need to add water
to adjust electrolyte level.
Clean battery post with a wire brush.
Apply dielectric grease on post to protect against oxidation.
Battery Inspection
Inspect battery connections for tightness and cleanliness.
Inspect battery support.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Fuse
Battery Removal
CAUTION Always respect this
order for disassembly; disconnect
BLACK (-) cable first.
Disconnect BLACK (-) cable first, then
RED (+) cable.
Fuse Replacement
NOTICE Do not use a higher rated
fuse as this can cause severe electrical system component damage.
The electrical system is protected by a
single 15 amp fuse.
If the fuse is open circuit (or burnt), replace it with a fuse of the same rating.
An in-line fuse holder is located on the
RED (+) battery cable.
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1. BLACK (-)
2. RED (+)
Remove battery from vehicle.
Battery Cleaning
Clean battery, battery casing, cables
and battery posts using a solution of
baking soda and water.
Remove corrosion from battery cable
terminals and battery posts using a
firm wire brush. Battery top should
be cleaned using a soft brush and any
grease-cutting soap or baking soda solution.
Apply DIELECTRIC GREASE (P/N 293
550 004) or an equivalent on battery
posts to protect against oxidation.
Battery Installation
Reinstall battery in vehicle.
NOTICE Always reconnect RED (+)
cable first, then the BLACK (-) cable.
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1. Fuse holder
To replace the fuse, slightly press the
2 halves of the fuse holder together as
you twist them in a counterclockwise
direction.
Lights
Daytime Running Light Bulb
Replacement
DS 70 and DS 90
CAUTION Always turn the ignition switch to the OFF position
before replacing a defective bulb.
Always check light operation after replacement.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
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REMOVE RUBBER PROTECTOR
1. Rubber protector
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PULL ON BULB TO REMOVE THEN REPLACE
BULB
1. Bulb
Drive Chain and Sprockets
Drive Chain and Sprocket
Inspection
NOTICE Replace
chain
and
sprockets together to prevent rapid
wear of these components.
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PUSH AND TURN BULB HOLDER
COUNTERCLOCKWISE
1. Bulb holder
NOTICE Never operate this vehicle with the drive chain too loose or
too tight as severe damage to the
drive components can occur.
Drive Chain
Inspect the chain for damaged links
and rollers.
Replace chain if any damage is found.
Check the free-play of drive chain and
adjust if necessary. Refer to DRIVE
CHAIN ADJUSTMENT.
Roller
Inspect the drive chain roller around
swing arm pivot member for excessive
wear and damage. Replace if necessary.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
NOTICE Never adjust the drive
chain with the driver seated on the
vehicle. Remove any load on the vehicle.
1. Place vehicle on a level surface and
set transmission to NEUTRAL.
2. Check drive chain condition.
3. Loosen drive axle locking bolts.
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1. Drive chain roller
Sprockets
Check the sprocket axle and pinion
for distortion, excessive wear or other
damages. Replace if necessary.
1
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TYPICAL — REAR AXLE
1. Locking bolts
2
V02H02Y
1. Good
2. Replace
Drive Chain Lubrication
The drive chain should be checked for
proper lubrication before each ride.
Lubricate using commercial chain lubricant.
4. Loosen chain adjuster lock nut.
5. On models equipped with a chain
tensioner, lift and hold the chain tensioner off the chain to release chain
tension until the chain adjustment is
completed.
6. Turn chain adjuster nut until proper
adjustment is obtained.
Drive Chain Adjustment
The drive chain should be checked for
proper adjustment before every ride.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Tires and Wheels
Tire Pressure
WARNING
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TYPICAL
1. Chain adjuster
2. Chain adjuster lock nut
3. Chain adjuster nut
The drive chain deflection should
be
between
44 mm to 57 mm
(1.7 in to 2.2 in) up and down.
Tire pressure greatly affects vehicle handling and stability. Low
pressure may cause tire to deflate
and rotate on wheel. Overpressure may burst the tire. Always
follow recommended pressure.
Since tires are low-pressure types,
a manual pump should be used.
Check pressure when tires are cold
before using the vehicle. Tire pressure changes with temperature and
altitude. Recheck pressure if one of
these conditions has changed.
For your convenience, a pressure
gauge is supplied in the tool kit.
TIRE PRESSURE
FRONT AND REAR
V06H06Y
FREE-PLAY: 44 MM TO 57 MM
(1.7 IN TO 2.2 IN)
7. When properly adjusted, tighten
chain adjuster lock nut.
8. Then, tighten drive axle locking bolts to 69 N•m ± 7 N•m
(51 lbf•ft ± 5 lbf•ft).
9. On models equipped with a chain
tensioner, release the chain tensioner back onto the chain.
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MINIMUM
25 kPa (3.6 PSI)
MAXIMUM
35 kPa (5 PSI)
Although the tires are specifically designed for off-road use, a flat may still
occur. Therefore, it is recommended
to carry a tire pump and a repair kit.
Tire and Wheel Condition
Occasionally, wheel bolts should be
removed to apply anti-seize lubricant
to ease future removal. This is particularly important when vehicle is used in
a salt-water environment or in mud.
Remove one nut at a time, lubricate it,
then install and retorque it.
Check tires and rims for damage and
wear.
Replace if necessary.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Wheel Bearing Condition
Push and pull on the top of each wheel
to check for free play. See an authorized Can-Am dealer if any free play is
felt.
Steering System
Front Knuckle Lubrication
DS 70 and DS 90
Lubricate front knuckles. Use SUSPENSION GREASE (P/N 293 550 033)
or an equivalent. The knuckle is fitted
with a grease fitting.
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TYPICAL
1. Grease fitting
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TYPICAL
Wheel Removal and Installation
Loosen but do not remove wheel nuts.
Lift vehicle and place a support under
vehicle. Remove wheel nuts, then remove wheel.
At installation, it is recommended
to apply anti-seize lubricant on the
threads of the wheel mounting studs.
Gently tighten nuts in a criss-cross
sequence, then apply the specified
torque.
WHEEL NUT TORQUE
FRONT AND
REAR
40 N•m ± 4 N•m
(30 lbf•ft ± 3 lbf•ft)
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Mechanical Brakes (DS 70
and DS 90)
Mechanical Brake Inspection
WARNING
Any brake system repair should
be performed by an authorized
Can-Am Dealer.
Check brake lever free-play (both
levers), adjust if necessary.
Check for lever operation, they should
move freely and have a firm feel when
brakes are applied.
If correct adjustment is unattainable,
see an authorized Can-Am dealer.
Inspect brake cables for excessive
wear, kinking or fraying.
Replace any cable that show signs of
wear, fraying or other damages.
Lubricate cables using CABLE LUBRICANT (P/N 293 600 041) to reduce
premature wear and to ensure proper
movement of the cable.
WARNING
BRAKE SHOE MINIMUM THICKNESS
FRONT AND
REAR
1.5 mm (.06 in)
See your authorized Can-Am dealer if
a problem is detected concerning the
brake system.
Front Brake Cable Adjustment
Fully tighten all adjustment screws on
brake cables.
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1. Adjustment screws on lever
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Always use a silicone-based lubricant. Using any other lubricant
(such as a water-based lubricant)
may cause the brake cables to stick
or become stiff.
1. Adjustment screws on cables
Press brake lever.
Adjust cable link so it is parallel to cable
support. Turn adjustment screws on
cable (not at lever) as required.
Have your authorized Can-Am dealer
inspect brake shoes for wear or damage.
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
To adjust rear brake lever, turn the
brake cable adjuster at the end of brake
cable until proper adjustment is obtained.
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1. Cable link
2. Cable support
Using adjustment screws on lever, adjust cable free-play.
BRAKE CABLE ADJUSTMENT
FREE-PLAY
10 mm to 12 mm
(.4 in to .5 in)
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1. Brake cable adjuster
Hydraulic Brakes (DS 90 X)
WARNING
New brakes will not perform to
their maximum efficiency until
after their initial break-in is complete. Use extra caution.
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A. 10 mm to 12 mm (.4 in to .5 in)
Tighten all adjustment screw locks.
Rear Brake Lever Adjustment
The normal free-play measured
at the end of the brake lever is
15 mm to 25 mm (.6 in to 1 in).
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NORMAL FREE-PLAY
A. 15 mm to 25 mm (.6 in to 1 in)
Hydraulic Brake Inspection
WARNING
Brake fluid replacement or brake
system maintenance and repairs
should be performed by an authorized Can-Am dealer.
The braking system is a hydraulic type
and no adjustment is required.
Check the following to maintain the
brake system in a good operating condition:
– Brake fluid level
– Brake system for fluid leaks
– Brake for spongy feel
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
– Brake cleanliness
– Brake discs for excessive wear and
surface condition
– Brake pads for wear, damage or
looseness.
Have your authorized Can-Am dealer
inspect brake pads for wear or damage.
BRAKE PAD
MINIMUM
THICKNESS
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RH FRONT BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR
1 mm (.039 in)
See your authorized Can-Am dealer if
a problem is detected concerning the
brake system.
Recommended Brake Fluid
Always use brake fluid meeting the
specification DOT 4 only.
NOTICE To avoid serious damage
to the braking system, do not use
fluids other than the recommended
one, nor mix different fluids for topping up.
Turn steering in the straight-ahead position to ensure reservoirs are levelled.
With vehicle on a level surface, check
brake fluid in reservoirs for proper
level. They should be above the MIN.
mark.
NOTE: The reservoir is full when the
fluid reaches the top of the window.
Add fluid as required. Do not overfill.
Clean filler cap before removing.
Brake Fluid Level
Brake fluid reservoirs are located on
the handlebar above brake levers.
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TYPICAL
1. Minimum
2. Maximum
NOTICE Use only DOT 4 brake
fluid from a sealed container. Do
not use brake fluid taken from old or
already opened containers.
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LH REAR BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR
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NOTE: A low level may indicate leaks
or worn brake pads. See an authorized
Can-Am dealer.
Visually inspect lever boot condition.
Check for cracks, tears, or other damages. Replace if damaged.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Repeat the same procedure for the
other reservoir.
Frame
Frame Fasteners
Check fastener condition and tightness on the vehicle. Retighten as required.
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VEHICLE CARE
Post-Operation Care
When the vehicle is used in a salt-water environment, rinsing the vehicle
with fresh water is necessary to preserve the vehicle and its components.
Lubrication of metal parts is highly recommended. Use XPS LUBE (P/N 293
600 016).
This must be performed at the end of
each day of operation.
When the vehicle is operated in muddy
conditions, rinsing the vehicle is recommended to preserve the vehicle
and its components, and to keep the
daytime running lights clean.
When required, wash the body parts
using warm water and a mild detergent. Apply a non-abrasive wax.
NOTICE Never use a high pressure washer to clean these vehicles.
USE LOW PRESSURE ONLY (such
as a garden hose). High pressure
can cause electrical and mechanical
damage.
Vehicle Cleaning and
Protection
NOTICE Never clean plastic parts
with a strong detergent, de-greasing
agent, paint thinner, acetone, etc.
Never use a high pressure washer to
clean the vehicle USE LOW PRESSURE ONLY (such as a garden hose).
A high pressure wash can cause electrical or mechanical damage.
Painted parts which are damaged
should be properly repainted to prevent rust.
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
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STORAGE AND PRESEASON PREPARATION
WARNING
Have an authorized Can-Am dealer
inspect the fuel system integrity
as specified in MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE.
When a vehicle is not in use for a period
of four months, proper storage is a necessity.
See an authorized Can-Am dealer for
proper procedures.
When using your vehicle after storage,
a post storage preparation is required.
See an authorized Can-Am dealer for
proper procedures.
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STORAGE AND PRESEASON PREPARATION
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TECHNICAL
INFORMATION
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
The main components of your vehicle
(engine and frame) are identified using
different serial numbers. It may sometimes become necessary to locate
these numbers for warranty purposes
or to trace your vehicle in the event of
loss. These numbers are also required
by the authorized Can-Am dealer to
complete warranty claims properly.
No warranty will be allowed by BRP if
the engine identification number (EIN)
or vehicle identification number (VIN)
is removed, mutilated or altered in any
way. We strongly recommend that
you take note of all the serial numbers
on your vehicle and supply them to
your insurance company.
Engine Identification
Number Location
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LH SIDE OF VEHICLE
1. EIN
Vehicle Identification
Number Location
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TYPICAL — FRONT OF VEHICLE
1. VIN
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NOISE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM REGULATION
USA and Canada Only
Tampering with a Noise Control
System Is Prohibited!
U.S. Federal law and Canadian provincial laws may prohibit the following
acts or the causing there of:
1. The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for
purposes of maintenance, repair or
replacement of any device or element of design incorporated into
any new vehicle for the purpose of
noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or
while it is in use or,
2. The use of the vehicle after such
device or element of design has
been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
Among those Acts Presumed to
Constitute Tampering Are the Acts
Listed Below:
1. Removal or alteration or the puncturing of the muffler or any engine
component which conducts removal of engine exhaust gases.
2. Removal or alteration or the puncturing of any part of the intake system.
3. Replacing any moving parts of the
vehicle or parts of the exhaust or intake system, with parts other than
those specified by the manufacturer.
4. Lack of proper maintenance.
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SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
DS 90
DS 90 X
DS 70
ENGINE
Type
4-stroke, forced air cooled
Number of
cylinders
Single horizontal cylinder
Displacement
69.36 cm³ (4.2 in³)
89.53 cm³ (5.5 in³)
Electric/kick start
Starting
Type
Engine oil
For the summer season, use XPS
SYNTHETIC BLEND OIL (SUMMER
GRADE) (P/N 293 600 121).
For the winter season, use XPS SYNTHETIC
OIL (WINTER GRADE) (P/N 293 600
112).Refer to OIL VISCOSITY CHART
Oil change with filter:
1.1 L (1.2 qt (U.S. liq.))
Capacity
TRANSMISSION
Transmission
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
GEARBOX
Type
3 positions: Forward, Neutral and Reverse
Type
Gearbox oil
XPS CHAINCASE OIL (P/N 415 129 500)
or an equivalent 75W90 chaincase oil
Capacity
165 ml (6 U.S. oz)
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburetor
Make
KEHIN with manual choke
Type
PTE
Idle speed
1700 ± 100 RPM
Type
Fuel
Octane
Fuel tank
110
Unleaded gasoline
Inside
North
America
87 ((R + M)/2) or higher
Outside
North
America
92 RON
Capacity
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6 L (1.6 U.S. gal.)
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
DS 90
DS 90 X
DS 70
ELECTRICAL
Ignition type
Spark plug
CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition)
Make
NGK
Type
CR7HSA
Gap
0.6 mm to 0.7 mm (.024 in to .028 in)
Quantity
Battery
Maintenance free
Volt
12 volts, 4 A•h
Electric start/kick start
Starting system
Daytime running light bulb
Fuse
1
Type
2x5W
Main
15 A
Front
Independent suspension – A-arm.
DS 90 X: Double A-arm
Rear
Rigid swing arm
Front
86 mm (3.4 in)
DS 90 X: 178 mm (7 in)
Rear
160 mm (6.3 in)
DS 90 X: 178 mm (7 in)
SUSPENSION
Type
Travel
Oil
DS 90 X: HPG
Shock absorber
TIRES
Pressure
Front
Rear
Minimum: 25 kPa (3.6 PSI)
Maximum: 35 kPa (5 PSI)
Front
19 x 7-8
DS 90 X: 20 x 6-10
Rear
18 x 9.5-8
DS 90 X: 18 x 10.5-8
Size
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SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
DS 90
DS 90 X
DS 70
WHEELS
Front
8 x 5.5
DS 90 X: 10 x 5.5
Rear
8 x 7
DS 90 X: 8 x 8.5
Size
Wheel nut torque
Front and
rear
40 N•m ± 4 N•m (30 lbf•ft ± 3 lbf•ft)
BRAKES
Front
Mechanical, drum
DS 90 X: hydraulic, disc
Rear
Mechanical, drum
DS 90 X: hydraulic, disc
Parking device
LH brake lever with parking brake
DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
Dry weight
111 kg (245 lb)
Overall length
152 cm (59.8 in)
Overall width
91 cm (35.8 in)
DS 90 X: 111 cm (43.7 in)
Overall height
93.5 cm (36.8 in)
DS 90 X: 97 cm (38.2 in)
Wheelbase
Ground clearance
112
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100 cm (39.4 in)
DS 90 X: 102.4 cm (40.3 in)
11.5 cm (4.5 in)
TROUBLESHOOTING
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDELINES
ENGINE DOES NOT CRANK
1. Ignition switch is in the OFF position.
– Place switch to the ON position.
2. Burnt fuse.
– Check main supply fuse.
3. Weak battery or loose connections.
– Check connections and condition of terminals.
– Have the battery checked.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT FAILS TO START
1. Emergency engine stop switch is in the OFF position.
– Set switch to the ON position.
2. Mixture not rich enough to start cold engine.
– Check fuel tank level and starting procedure for a cold engine, particularly use
of the choke.
3. Flooded engine (spark plug wet when removed).
– When the engine does not start after several attempts, the engine may be
flooded with fuel. Proceed as follows:
• Turn ignition switch to ON and ensure choke is not applied.
• Fully depress throttle lever and hold while starting the engine.
• As soon as the engine starts, release throttle lever. Do not race engine.
If the engine still does not start:
• Disconnect the spark plug cable.
• Remove the spark plug.
• Crank engine several times.
– Install new spark plug if possible or clean and dry removed spark plug.
• Start engine as explained above. If engine continues to flood, see an authorized Can-Am dealer.
– Ensure there is no fuel in the engine oil due to engine flooding, if so, replace
engine oil.
4. No fuel to the engine (spark plug dry when removed).
– Check fuel tank level; turn fuel valve to ON (also try on RES.). A failure of the
fuel pump or carburetor may have occurred.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDELINES
ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT FAILS TO START (cont’d)
5. Spark plug/ignition (no spark).
– Remove spark plug from engine and reconnect it to spark plug cap.
– Ensure the ignition switch is set to ON, and the emergency engine stop
switch is set to the RUN position.
– Start engine with spark plug grounded to the engine away from spark plug
hole. If no spark appears, replace spark plug.
– If trouble persists, contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
6. Engine compression.
– As the engine is rotated using the kick stater, “cycles” of resistance should
be felt as the piston goes past top dead center (compression). If no pulsed
resistance is felt, it suggests a major loss of compression. Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
ENGINE LACKS ACCELERATION OR POWER
1. Fouled/damage/worn spark plug.
– Clean/verify spark plug and heat range. Replace as required.
2. Lack of fuel to engine.
– Check items listed in ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT FAILS TO START.
3. Carburetor adjustments.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
4. Engine is overheating.
– If the engine tends to overheat, try the following:
• Reduce vehicle speed but maintain sufficient speed to supply cooling air to
the engine. If engine is still overheating after approximately one minute, stop
vehicle.
• Apply parking brake and stop engine.
• Let engine cool down.
• See an authorized Can-Am dealer as soon as possible.
– If overheating persists, contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
5. Air filter/box clogged or dirty.
– Check air filter and clean if necessary.
– Check the position of the air intake tube.
6. CVT dirty or worn, including belt.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDELINES
ENGINE BACKFIRE
1. Exhaust system leakage.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
2. Engine is running too hot.
– See ENGINE LACKS ACCELERATION OR POWER.
3. Ignition timing is incorrect or there is an ignition system failure.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
4. Improper carburetor setting.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
ENGINE MISFIRE
1. Fouled/damaged/worn spark plug.
– Clean/verify spark plug and heat range. Replace as required.
2. Water in fuel.
– Drain fuel system and refill with fresh fuel.
VEHICLE CANNOT REACH FULL SPEED
1. Engine.
– See ENGINE LACKS ACCELERATION OR POWER.
2. Parking brake.
– Ensure brake lever lock is completely disengaged.
3. Air filter/box clogged or dirty.
– Check air filter and clean if necessary.
– Check the position of the air intake tube.
4. CVT dirty or worn, including belt.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
THE RPM INCREASES BUT THE VEHICLE DOES NOT MOVE
1. The transmission is in NEUTRAL position.
– Set transmission in REVERSE or FORWARD.
2. CVT is defective.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
3. Water in the CVT housing.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
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WARRANTY
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BRP LIMITED WARRANTY USA AND CANADA: 2011
CAN-AMTM ATV
1) SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (“BRP”)* warrants its 2011 Can-Am ATV
sold by authorized Can-Am ATV dealers (as hereinafter defined) in the fifty United
States and Canada from defects in material or workmanship for the period and
under the conditions described below. This limited warranty will become null and
void if: (1) the ATV was used for racing or any other competitive activity, at any
point, even by a previous owner; or (2) the ATV has been altered or modified in
such a way so as to adversely affect its operation, performance or durability, or
has been altered or modified to change its intended use.
All genuine Can-Am ATV parts and accessories, installed by an authorized BRP
dealer at the time of delivery of the 2011 Can-Am ATV, carry the same warranty as
that of the Can-Am ATV.
2) LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ANY
AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY CANNOT
BE DISCLAIMED, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION
TO THE LIFE OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS
WARRANTY SOME STATES/PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IDENTIFIED ABOVE, AS A
RESULT, THEY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS
WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE, OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.
Neither the distributor, any BRP dealer nor any other person has been authorized
to make any affirmation, representation or warranty regarding the product, other
than those contained in this limited warranty, and if made, shall not be enforceable
against BRP.
BRP reserves the right to modify this warranty at any time, being understood that
such modification will not alter the warranty conditions applicable to the products
sold while this warranty is in effect.
3) EXCLUSIONS – ARE NOT WARRANTED
The following are not warranted under any circumstances:
– Normal wear and tear;
– Routine maintenance items, tune ups, adjustments;
– Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance and/or storage, as described in the Operator's Guide;
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– Damage resulting from removal of parts, improper repairs, service, maintenance, modifications or use of parts not manufactured or approved by BRP
or resulting from repairs done by a person that is not an authorized servicing
Can-Am ATV dealer;
– Damage caused by abuse, abnormal use, neglect or operation of the product
in a manner inconsistent with the recommended operation described in the
Can-Am ATV Operator’s Guide;
– Damage resulting from accident, submersion, fire, theft, vandalism or any act of
God;
– Operation with fuels, oils or lubricants which are not suitable for use with the
product (see the Operator’s Guide);
– Damages from rust, corrosion or exposure to the elements;
– Damage resulting from water or snow ingestion;
– Incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind including without
limitation towing, storage, telephone, rental, taxi, inconvenience, insurance
coverage, loan payments, loss of time, loss of income.
4) WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD
This warranty will be in effect from (1) the date of delivery to the first retail consumer or (2) the date the product is first put into use, whichever occurs first and
for a period of:
SIX (6) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, for private use or commercial use owners, except that emission-related components installed on EPA certified ATVs registered
in the USA are covered for 5000 km or thirty (30) consecutive months whichever
comes first; and evaporative emission related components are warranted for
twenty-four (24) consecutive months. To obtain a list of the current warranted
emission-related components, please see an authorized Can-Am ATV dealer.
The repair or replacement of parts or the performance of service under this warranty does not extend the life of this warranty beyond its original expiration date.
5) CONDITIONS TO HAVE WARRANTY COVERAGE
This warranty coverage is available only if each of the following conditions has
been fulfilled:
– The 2011 Can-Am ATV must be purchased as new and unused by its first owner
from a Can-Am ATV dealer authorized to distribute Can-Am ATVs in the country
in which the sale occurred (“Can-Am ATV dealer”);
– The BRP specified pre-delivery inspection process must be completed and documented;
– The 2011 Can-Am ATV must have undergone proper registration by an authorized Can-Am ATV dealer;
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– The 2011 Can-Am ATV must be purchased in the country in which the purchaser
resides;
– Routine maintenance outlined in the Operator’s Guide must be timely performed in order to maintain warranty coverage. BRP reserves the right to make
warranty coverage contingent upon proof of proper maintenance.
BRP will not honor this limited warranty to any private use owner or commercial
use owner if the preceding conditions have not been met. Such limitations are
necessary in order to allow BRP to preserve both the safety of its products, and
also that of its consumers and the general public.
6) WHAT TO DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE
The customer must cease using the ATV upon the appearance of an anomaly. The
customer must notify a servicing BRP dealer within two (2) days of the appearance
of a defect, and provide it with reasonable access to the product and reasonable
opportunity to repair it. The customer must also present to the authorized BRP
dealer, proof of purchase of the product and must sign the repair/work order prior
to starting the repair in order to validate the warranty repair. All parts replaced
under this limited warranty become the property of BRP.
7) WHAT BRP WILL DO
BRP’s obligations under this warranty are limited to, at its sole discretion, repairing
parts found defective under normal use, maintenance and service, or replacing
such parts with new genuine Can-Am ATV parts without charge for parts and
labor, at any authorized BRP dealer during the warranty coverage period under the
conditions described herein. BRP's responsibility is limited to making the required
repairs or replacements of parts. No claim of breach of warranty shall be cause for
cancellation or rescission of the sale of the ATV to the owner.
In the event that service is required outside of the country of original sale, the
owner will bear responsibility for any additional charges due to local practices
and conditions, such as, but not limited to, freight, insurance, taxes, license fees,
import duties, and any and all other financial charges, including those levied by
governments, states, territories and their respective agencies.
BRP reserves the right to improve or modify products from time to time without assuming any obligation to modify products previously manufactured.
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8) SUPPLIER WARRANTIES
A GPS receiver may be supplied by BRP as standard equipment on certain 2011
Can-Am ATV's. The GPS receiver is covered by the limited warranty issued by the
GPS receiver’s manufacturer and is not covered by this limited warranty. Please
contact the following distributors if in Canada or the manufacturer if in the USA:
In the USA:
Garmin International Inc.
U.S.: 913 397-8200
U.S. Toll Free: 1 800 800-1020
Website: www.garmin.com
In Canada (one or the other):
Raytech Électronique
Tel.: 450 975-1015
Fax: 800 975-0025 / 450 975-0817
Contact: raytech@raytech.qc.ca
Web Site: www.raytech.qc.ca
Coord. GPS: N45o35.25' - W73o42.95'
Naviclub Ltd
Tel.: 418 835-9279
Fax: 418 835-6681
Contact: naviclub@naviclub.com
Web Site: www.naviclub.com
Your 2011 Can-Am ATV could be originally equipped with Carlisle† or ITP† branded
ATV tires. The tires are warranted separately by the tire manufacturer and are not
covered by this limited warranty. Please contact the manufacturer or ask your authorized Can-Am ATV dealer for assistance.
Carlisle Tire & Wheel Company
23 Windham Boulevard
Aiken SC 29805
Warranty Information:
USA: 1 800 260-7959
Canada: 1 800 265-6155
Quebec: 1 877 997-4999
9) TRANSFER
If the ownership of a product is transferred during the warranty coverage period,
this warranty shall also be transferred and be valid for the remaining coverage
period provided that BRP is notified of such transfer of ownership in the following
way:
1. The former owner contacts BRP (at the phone number provided below) or an
authorized BRP dealer and gives the coordinates of the new owner; or
2. BRP or an authorized BRP dealer receives a proof that the former owner agreed
to the transfer of ownership, in addition to the coordinates of the new owner.
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10) CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
In the event of a controversy or a dispute in connection with this limited warranty,
BRP suggests that you try to resolve the issue at the dealership level. We recommend discussing the issue with the authorized dealer's service manager or owner.
If the issue has not yet been resolved, please submit your complaint in writing or
call the appropriate number below:
In Canada
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
CAN-AM ATV
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER
75 J.-A. Bombardier Street
Sherbrooke QC J1L 1W3
Tel.: 819 566-3366
In USA
BRP US INC.
CAN-AM ATV
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER
7575 Bombardier Court
Wausau WI 54401
Tel.: 715 848-4957
* In the USA, products are distributed and serviced by BRP US Inc.
© 2009 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. All rights reserved.
TM trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
† Carlisle and ITP are trademarks owned by or licensed to Carlisle Tire & Wheel Company.
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BRP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED WARRANTY: 2011
CAN-AMTM ATV
1) SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (“BRP”)* warrants its 2011 Can-Am
ATV sold by Can-Am ATV distributors or dealers authorized by BRP to distribute
Can-Am ATVs ("Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer") outside of the fifty United States,
Canada and states that are members of the European Economic Area ("EEA")
(which is comprised of the member states of the European Union plus Norway,
Iceland and Liechtenstein) from defects in material or workmanship for the period
and under the conditions described below.
All genuine Can-Am ATV parts and accessories, installed by an authorized Can-Am
ATV Distributor/Dealer at the time of delivery of the 2011 Can-Am ATV, carry the
same warranty as that of the Can-Am ATV.
This limited warranty will become null and void if: (1) The ATV was used for racing
or any other competitive activity, at any point, even by a previous owner; or (2)
the ATV has been altered or modified in such a way so as to adversely affect its
operation, performance or durability, or has been altered or modified to change its
intended use.
2) LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ANY
AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY
CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE LIFE OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES INCIDENTAL
AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE
UNDER THIS WARRANTY SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR
THE DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IDENTIFIED ABOVE,
AS A RESULT, THEY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES
YOU SPECIFIC RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS
WHICH MAY VARY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.
Neither the Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer nor any other person has been authorized to make any affirmation, representation or warranty regarding the product,
other than those contained in this limited warranty, and if made, shall not be
enforceable against BRP.
BRP reserves the right to modify this warranty at any time, being understood that
such modification will not alter the warranty conditions applicable to the products
sold while this warranty is in effect.
3) EXCLUSIONS – ARE NOT WARRANTED
The following are not warranted under any circumstances:
– Normal wear and tear;
– Routine maintenance items, tune ups, adjustments;
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– Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance and/or storage, as described in the Operator's Guide;
– Damage resulting from removal of parts, improper repairs, service, maintenance, modifications or use of parts not manufactured or approved by BRP
or resulting from repairs done by a person that is not an authorized servicing
Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer;
– Damage caused by abuse, abnormal use, neglect or operation of the product in
a manner inconsistent with the recommended operation described in the Operator’s Guide;
– Damage resulting from accident, submersion, fire, theft, vandalism or any act of
God;
– Operation with fuels, oils or lubricants which are not suitable for use with the
product (see the Operator’s Guide);
– Damage resulting from rust, corrosion or exposure to the elements;
– Damage resulting from water or snow ingestion;
– Incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind including without
limitation towing, storage, telephone, rental, taxi, inconvenience, insurance
coverage, loan payments, loss of time, loss of income.
4) WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD
This warranty will be in effect from (1) the date of delivery to the first retail consumer or (2) the date the product is first put into use, whichever occurs first and
for a period of:
SIX (6) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS for private use or commercial use.
The repair or replacement of parts or the performance of service under this warranty does not extend the life of this warranty beyond its original expiration date.
5) CONDITIONS TO HAVE WARRANTY COVERAGE
This warranty coverage is available only if each of the following conditions has
been fulfilled:
– The 2011 Can-Am ATV must be purchased as new and unused by its first owner
from a Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer authorized to distribute Can-Am ATVs in
the country in which the sale occurred;
– The BRP specified pre-delivery inspection process must be completed and documented;
– The product must have undergone proper registration by an authorized Can-Am
ATV Distributor/Dealer;
– The 2011 Can-Am ATV must be purchased in the country or union of countries in
which the purchaser resides; and
– Routine maintenance outlined in the Operator’s Guide must be timely performed in order to maintain warranty coverage. BRP reserves the right to make
warranty coverage contingent upon proof of proper maintenance.
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BRP will not honor this limited warranty to any private use owner or commercial
use owner if the preceding conditions have not been met. Such limitations are
necessary in order to allow BRP to preserve both the safety of its products, and
also that of its consumers and the general public.
6) WHAT TO DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE
The customer must cease using the ATV upon the appearance of an anomaly. The
customer must notify a servicing Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer within two (2)
days of the appearance of a defect, and provide it with reasonable access to the
product and reasonable opportunity to repair it. The customer must also present
to the authorized Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer proof of purchase of the product
and must sign the repair/work order prior to starting the repair in order to validate
the warranty repair. All parts replaced under this limited warranty become the
property of BRP.
7) WHAT BRP WILL DO
BRP’s obligations under this warranty are limited to, at its sole discretion, repairing
parts found defective under normal use, maintenance and service; or replacing
such parts with new genuine Can-Am ATV parts without charge for parts and
labour, at any authorized Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer during the warranty
coverage period under the conditions described herein. BRP's responsibility
is limited to making the required repairs or replacements of parts. No claim of
breach of warranty shall be cause for cancellation or rescission of the sale of the
Can-Am ATV to the owner.
In the event that service is required outside of the country of original sale, the
owner will bear responsibility for any additional charges due to local practices
and conditions, such as, but not limited to, freight, insurance, taxes, license fees,
import duties, and any and all other financial charges, including those levied by
governments, states, territories and their respective agencies.
BRP reserves the right to improve or modify products from time to time without assuming any obligation to modify products previously manufactured.
8) TRANSFER
If the ownership of a product is transferred during the warranty coverage period,
this limited warranty subject to its terms and conditions shall also be transferred
and be valid for the remaining coverage period provided BRP or an authorized
Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer receives a proof that the former owner agreed to
the transfer of ownership, in addition to the coordinates of the new owner.
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9) CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
1. In the event of a controversy or a dispute in connection with this limited
warranty, BRP suggests that you try to resolve the issue at the Can-Am ATV
Dealer level. We recommend discussing the issue with the service manager
or owner. You will find your Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer's coordinates on
our website at www.brp.com.
2. If further assistance is required, the Can-Am ATV Distributor service department should be contacted in order to resolve the matter.
3. If the matter still remains unresolved then contact BRP by writing to us at the
address listed below.
For countries within Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS, please contact our
European office:
BRP EUROPE N.V.
Customer Assistance Center
Skaldenstraat 125
9042 Gent
Belgium
Tel.: +32-9-218-26-00
For Scandinavian countries, please contact our Finland office:
BRP FINLAND OY
Service Department
Isoaavantie 7
FIN-96320 Rovaniemi
Finland
Tel.: +358 16 3208 111
For all other countries, please contact your local Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer
(visit our website at www.brp.com for contact information), or contact our North
America office at:
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
Customer Assistance Center
75 J.-A. Bombardier Street
Sherbrooke QC J1L 1W3
Tel.: 819 566-3366
* For the territory covered by this limited warranty, products are distributed and serviced by
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
© 2009 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. All rights reserved. TM Trademark of
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
TM Trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
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BRP LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE EUROPEAN
ECONOMIC AREA: 2011 CAN-AMTM ATV
1) SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
Bombardier Recreational Product Inc. (“BRP”)* warrants its new and unused
model-year 2011 Can-Am ATVs sold by Can-Am ATV distributors or dealers authorized by BRP to distribute Can-Am ATVs ("Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer") in
the states that are members of the European Economic Area ("EEA") (which is
comprised of the member states of the European Union plus Norway, Iceland and
Liechtenstein) from defects in material or workmanship for the period and under
the conditions described below.
All genuine Can-Am ATV parts and accessories, installed by an authorized Can-Am
ATV Distributor/Dealer at the time of delivery of the 2011 Can-Am ATV, carry the
same warranty as that of the ATV.
This limited warranty will become null and void if: (1) The ATV was used for racing
or any other competitive activity, at any point, even by a previous owner; or (2)
the ATV has been altered or modified in such a way so as to adversely affect its
operation, performance or durability, or has been altered or modified to change its
intended use.
2) LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ANY
AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY
CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE LIFE OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES INCIDENTAL
AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE
UNDER THIS WARRANTY SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR
THE DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IDENTIFIED ABOVE,
AS A RESULT, THEY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES
YOU SPECIFIC RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS
WHICH MAY VARY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.
Neither the Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer nor any other person has been authorized to make any affirmation, representation or warranty regarding the product,
other than those contained in this limited warranty, and if made, shall not be
enforceable against BRP.
BRP reserves the right to modify this warranty at any time, being understood that
such modification will not alter the warranty conditions applicable to the products
sold while this warranty is in effect.
3) EXCLUSIONS – ARE NOT WARRANTED
The following are not warranted under any circumstances:
– Normal wear and tear;
– Routine maintenance items, tune ups, adjustments;
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– Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance and/or storage, as described in the Operator's Guide;
– Damage resulting from removal of parts, improper repairs, service, maintenance, modifications or use of parts not manufactured or approved by BRP
or resulting from repairs done by a person that is not an authorized servicing
Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer;
– Damage caused by abuse, abnormal use, neglect or operation of the product in
a manner inconsistent with the recommended operation described in the Operator’s Guide;
– Damage resulting from accident, submersion, fire, theft, vandalism or any act of
God;
– Operation with fuels, oils or lubricants which are not suitable for use with the
product (see the Operator’s Guide);
– Damage resulting from rust, corrosion or exposure to the elements;
– Damage resulting from water or snow ingestion;
– Water or snow ingestion;
– Incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind including without
limitation towing, storage, telephone, rental, taxi, inconvenience, insurance
coverage, loan payments, loss of time, loss of income.
4) WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD
This warranty will be in effect from (1) the date of delivery to the first retail consumer or (2) the date the product is first put into use, whichever occurs first and
for a period of:
TWENTY-FOUR (24) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS for private use.
SIX (6) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS for commercial use or rental use.
The product is used commercially when it is used in connection with any work or
employment that generates income during any part of the warranty period. The
product is also used commercially when, at any point during the warranty period,
it is licensed for commercial use.
The repair or replacement of parts or the performance of service under this warranty does not extend the life of this warranty beyond its original expiration date.
Note that the duration and any other modalities of the warranty coverage are subject to the applicable national or local legislation in your country.
5) CONDITIONS TO HAVE WARRANTY COVERAGE
This warranty coverage is available only if each of the following conditions has
been fulfilled:
– The 2011 Can-Am ATV must be purchased as new and unused by its first owner
from a Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer authorized to distribute Can-Am ATVs in
the country in which the sale occurred;
– The BRP specified pre-delivery inspection process must be completed and documented;
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– The product must have undergone proper registration by an authorized Can-Am
ATV Distributor/Dealer;
– The 2011 Can-Am ATV must be purchased in the EEA; and
– Routine maintenance outlined in the Operator’s Guide must be timely performed in order to maintain warranty coverage. BRP reserves the right to make
warranty coverage contingent upon proof of proper maintenance.
BRP will not honor this limited warranty to any private use owner or commercial
use owner if the preceding conditions have not been met. Such limitations are
necessary in order to allow BRP to preserve both the safety of its products, and
also that of its consumers and the general public.
6) WHAT TO DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE
The customer must cease using the ATV upon the appearance of an anomaly. The
customer must notify a servicing Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer within two (2)
months of the appearance of a defect and provide it with reasonable access to the
product and reasonable opportunity to repair it. The customer must also present
to the authorized Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer, proof of purchase of the product
and must sign the repair/work order prior to starting the repair in order to validate
the warranty repair. All parts replaced under this limited warranty become the
property of BRP.
Note that the notification period is subject to the applicable national or local legislation in your country.
7) WHAT BRP WILL DO
BRP’s obligations under this warranty are limited to, at its sole discretion, repairing
parts found defective under normal use, maintenance and service, or replacing
such parts with new genuine Can-Am ATV parts without charge for parts and labor,
at any authorized Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer during the warranty coverage
period under the conditions described herein. BRP's responsibility is limited
to making the required repairs or replacements of parts. No claim of breach of
warranty shall be cause for cancellation or rescission of the sale of the Can-Am
ATV to the owner.
In the event that service is required outside of the EEA, the owner will bear responsibility for any additional charges due to local practices and conditions, such as, but
not limited to, freight, insurance, taxes, license fees, import duties, and any and all
other financial charges, including those levied by governments, states, territories
and their respective agencies.
BRP reserves the right to improve or modify products from time to time without assuming any obligation to modify products previously manufactured.
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8) TRANSFER
If the ownership of a product is transferred during the warranty coverage period,
this limited warranty shall also be transferred and be valid for the remaining coverage period provided BRP or an authorized Can-Am ATV Distributor/Dealer receives
a proof that the former owner agreed to the transfer of ownership, in addition to the
coordinates of the new owner.
9) CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
1. In the event of a controversy or a dispute in connection with this limited
warranty, BRP suggests that you try to resolve the issue at the Can-Am ATV
Dealer level. We recommend discussing the issue with the Can-Am ATV
Distributor/Dealer's service manager or owner. You will find your Can-Am ATV
Distributor/Dealer's coordinates on our website at www.brp.com.
2. If further assistance is required, the Can-Am ATV Distributor's service department should be contacted in order to resolve the matter.
3. If the matter still remains unresolved then contact BRP at the address listed below.
For countries within Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS, please contact our
European office:
BRP EUROPE N.V.
Customer Assistance Center
Skaldenstraat 125
9042 Gent
Belgium
Tel.: +32-9-218-26-00
For Scandinavian countries, please contact our Finland office:
BRP FINLAND OY
Service Department
Isoaavantie 7
FIN-96320 Rovaniemi
Finland
Tel.: +358 16 3208 111
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For all other countries, please contact your local Can-Am ATV Distributor/
Dealer (visit our website at www.brp.com for contact information), or
contact our North America office at:
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
Customer Assistance Center
75 J.-A. Bombardier Street
Sherbrooke QC J1L 1W3
Tel.: 819 566-3366
* For the territory covered by this limited warranty, products are distributed and serviced by
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
© 2009 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. All rights reserved.
TM Trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
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ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR
FRANCE ONLY
The following terms and conditions are applicable to products sold in France only:
The seller shall deliver goods that are complying with the contract and shall be responsible for defects existing upon delivery. The seller shall also be responsible for
defects resulting from packaging, assembling instructions or the installation when
it is its responsibility per the contract or if accomplished under its responsibility. To
be compliant with the contract, the good shall:
1. Be fit for normal use for goods similar thereto and, if applicable:
• Correspond to the description provided by the seller and have the qualities
presented to the buyer though sample or model;
• Have the qualities that a buyer may legitimately expect considering the public declarations of the seller, the manufacturer of its representative, including
in advertising or labeling; or
2. Have the characteristics mutually agreed upon as between the parties or be fit
for the specific use intended by the buyer and brought to the attention of the
seller and which accepted.
The action for failure to comply is prescribed after two years after delivery of the
goods. The seller is responsible for the warranty for hidden defects of the good
sold if such hidden defects are rendering the good unfit for the intended use, or
if they diminish its use in such a way that the buyer would not have acquired the
good or would have given a lesser price, had he known. The action for such hidden
defects shall be taken by the buyer within 2 years of the discovery of the defect.
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PRIVACY INFORMATION
BRP wishes to inform you that your coordinates will be used for safety and warranty related purposes. Furthermore, BRP and its affiliates may use its customer
list to distribute marketing and promotional information about BRP and related
products.
To exercise your right to consult or correct your data, or to be removed from the addressee-list for direct marketing, please contact BRP.
By E-mail:
privacyofficer@brp.com
By mail:
BRP
Senior Legal Counsel-Privacy Officer
726 St-Joseph
Valcourt QC
Canada
J0E 2L0
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP
If your address has changed or if you are the new owner of the ATV, be sure to notify BRP by either:
– Mailing one of the change of address cards on the following pages.
– North America Only: calling at 715 848-4957 (USA) or 819 566-3366 (Canada).
– Notifying an authorized Can-Am dealer.
In case of change of ownership, please join a proof that the former owner agreed
to the transfer.
Notifying BRP, even after the expiration of the limited warranty, is very important
as it enables BRP to reach the ATV owner if necessary, like when safety recalls are
initiated. It is the owner’s responsibility to notify BRP.
STOLEN UNITS: If your personal ATV is stolen, you should notify BRP or an authorized Can-Am dealer. We will ask you to provide your name, address, phone number, the vehicle identification number and the date it was stolen.
In North America
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
Warranty Department
75 J.-A. Bombardier Street
Sherbrooke QC J1L 1W3
Canada
In Scandinavian Countries
BRP FINLAND OY
Service Department
Isoaavantie 7
FIN-96320 Rovaniemi
Finland
Tel.: +358 16 3208 111
In Other Countries in the World
BRP EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION
Warranty Department
Chemin de Messidor 5-7
1006 Lausanne
Switzerland
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ATV MODEL No.
VEHICLE
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (V.I.N.)
ENGINE
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (E.I.N.)
Owner:
NAME
No.
CITY
Purchase Date
Warranty Expiry Date
STREET
APT
STATE/PROVINCE
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
To be completed by the dealer at the time of the sale.
DEALER IMPRINT AREA
Please verify with your dealer to ensure your vehicle has been registered with BRP.
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.