Arctic Cat 450 2010 Operator`s manual

Arctic Cat 450 2010 Operator`s manual
Operator’s Manual
2010
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!
Do not remove this Operator’s Manual from this ATV
according to the guidelines and agreement with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Read this manual carefully.
It contains important safety information.
UNDER
16
WARNING
Operating this ATV if you are under
the age of 16 increases your chance
of severe injury or death.
NEVER operate this ATV if you are
under 16.
Your ATV can be hazardous to
operate.
A collision or rollover can occur
quickly, even during routine maneuvers
such as turning and driving on hills or
over obstacles, if you fail to take
proper precautions.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH.
Training is available: U.S. owners, call
For your safety, understand and follow 1-800-887-2887; Canadian owners,
all the warnings contained in this Oper- call 1-613-739-1535.
ator’s Manual and the labels on your
Un cours d’instruction est disponible:
ATV.
pour les propriétaires canadiens, comKeep this Operator’s Manual with your posez le 1-613-739-1535.
ATV at all times.
Particularly important information is
distinguished in this manual by the following notations:
!
The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION!
BE ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
! WARNING
Failure to follow WARNING instructions could
result in serious injury or death to the operator,
a passenger, a bystander, or a person inspecting or repairing the ATV.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates special precautions that
must be taken to avoid damage to the ATV.
 NOTE:
A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or more clear.
California Proposition 65
! WARNING
This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Foreword
Congratulations and thank you from
Arctic Cat Inc. for purchasing an ARCTIC CAT® All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV).
Built with American engineering and
manufacturing know-how, it is
designed to provide superior ride, comfort, and utility.
Protect Your Sport
• Know all local, state/provincial riding laws,
• Respect your ATV,
• Respect the environment, and
• You will gain the respect of others.
We also advise you to strictly follow
the recommended maintenance program as outlined. This preventive
maintenance program is designed to
ensure that all critical components on
this ATV are thoroughly inspected at
Carefully read the following pages. If various intervals.
you have any questions regarding this All information in this manual is based
ATV, contact an authorized Arctic Cat on the latest product data and specificaATV dealer for assistance. Remember, tions available at the time of printing.
only authorized Arctic Cat ATV deal- Arctic Cat Inc. reserves the right to
ers have the knowledge and facilities to make product changes and improveprovide you with the best service possi- ments which may affect illustrations or
ble.
explanations without notice.
This Operator’s Manual is furnished to
ensure that the operator is aware of safe
operating procedures. It also includes
information about the general care and
maintenance of your ATV.
Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute
recommend that all ATV operators ride
the appropriate-sized ATV according to
age.
Category
Age
(Years)
Speed Limitations
(MPH)
NOTES
Y-12+
12 or Older
15 - Limited
30 - Maximum
Operate Under
Adult Supervision
T-14
14 or Older
20 - Limited
30 - Limited
38 - Maximum
Operate Under
Adult Supervision
G&S
16 or Older
According to
Local Regulations
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Table of Contents
FOREWORD......................................... 1
DIVISION I - SAFETY
ATV SAFETY ALERT ........................... 5
RIDER TRAINING COURSE ................ 6
HANGTAG ............................................ 7
WARNING LABELS &
INFORMATION ................................. 8
WARNINGS ..................................... 9-17
PREVENTION................................ 18-22
Safe Riding Clothing and Gear ........... 18
Condition of the ATV ........................... 20
First Aid and Survival .......................... 21
ACTIVE RIDING ................................. 23
SOUND JUDGMENT ..................... 24-30
Environment ........................................ 25
Those Around You............................... 27
Equipment ........................................... 27
Load Capacity Ratings Chart .............. 28
Personal Choices ................................ 29
SUPERVISION............................... 31-32
Taking Responsibility........................... 31
DIVISION II OPERATION/
MAINTENANCE
PREFACE ........................................... 33
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES ............ 33
ATV SPECIFICATIONS ................. 34-36
LOCATION OF PARTS AND
CONTROLS .................................... 37
ATV OPERATION .......................... 38-49
Basic Operating Maneuvers................ 38
Starting a Cold Engine ........................ 39
How to Handle the ATV
(Active Riding Techniques) .......... 40
Tips ..................................................... 47
GENERAL INFORMATION ........... 50-63
ATV Identification Numbers................. 50
Ignition Switch Key .............................. 50
Control Locations and Functions ........ 50
Speedometer/LCD (Digital) ................. 54
Speedometer/LCD (Analog/Digital)..... 56
Electric Fuel Pump ............................. 59
Gas Hoses .......................................... 59
Oil Level Stick...................................... 59
Seat Latch ........................................... 59
Tailgate Latch (TBX)............................ 60
Cargo Box Latch Handles (TBX)......... 60
Side Storage Compartment (TBX) ...... 60
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Safety Flag Bracket.............................. 60
Rack Loading (Front and Rear) ........... 60
Trailering and Towing ........................... 60
Transporting ATV ................................. 61
Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant......................... 62
Break-In Procedure ............................. 63
GENERAL MAINTENANCE ..........64-82
Maintenance Schedule ........................ 65
Liquid Cooling System......................... 66
Oil Cooler (700/1000) .......................... 67
Shock Absorbers ................................. 68
General Lubrication ............................. 68
Hydraulic Hand Brake.......................... 70
Auxiliary Brake..................................... 71
Protective Rubber Boots...................... 71
Battery ................................................. 72
Spark Plug(s)....................................... 76
Throttle Cable Adjustment ................... 76
Air Filter ............................................... 76
Air Filter Housing Drain(s) ................... 77
Draining V-Belt Cover .......................... 78
Tires..................................................... 78
Wheels................................................. 79
Muffler/Spark Arrester ......................... 79
Light Bulb Replacement ...................... 79
Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim....... 80
Fuses................................................... 81
Electrical Output Terminals.................. 81
Storage Compartment/Tools................ 82
PREPARATION FOR
STORAGE ....................................... 83
PREPARATION AFTER STORAGE.... 84
LIMITED WARRANTY ........................ 85
WARRANTY PROCEDURE/
OWNER RESPONSIBILITY ............ 86
CHANGE OF ADDRESS,
OWNERSHIP, OR WARRANTY
TRANSFER ..................................... 87
ARCTIC CAT ATV EMISSION
CONTROL WARRANTY
STATEMENT ................................... 89
ARCTIC CAT EMISSION CONTROL
SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY..... 90
U.S. EPA EMISSION CONTROL
STATEMENT/WARRANTY
COVERAGE (U.S. Only) ................. 91
INDEX ................................................. 92
MAINTENANCE RECORD ............93-94
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY.... 96
IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
RECORD .............. Inside Back Cover
DIVISION I - SAFETY
An ATV is not a toy and can be
hazardous to operate.
• Always go slowly and be extra
careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to
changing terrain conditions when
operating the ATV.
• Never operate on excessively
rough, slippery, or loose terrain.
• Always follow proper procedures
for turning as described in this
manual. Practice turning at slow
speeds before attempting to turn at
faster speeds. Do not turn at
excessive speed.
• Always have the ATV checked by
an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer if it has been involved in an
accident.
• Never operate the ATV on hills too
steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills before
attempting larger hills.
• Always follow proper procedures
for climbing hills as described in
this manual. Check the terrain
carefully before you start up any
hill. Never climb hills with slippery
or loose surfaces. Shift your weight
forward. Never open the throttle
suddenly or make sudden gear
changes. Never go over the top of
any hill at high speed.
• Always follow proper procedures
for going down hills and for braking
on hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully
before you start down any hill. Shift
your weight backward. Never go
down a hill at high speed. Avoid
going down a hill at an angle which
would cause the ATV to lean
sharply to one side. Go straight
down the hill where possible.
! WARNING
• Always follow proper procedures
for crossing the side of a hill as
described in this manual. Avoid
hills with slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side
of the ATV. Never attempt to turn
the ATV around on any hill until you
have mastered the turning techniques described in this manual on
level ground. Avoid crossing the
side of a steep hill if possible.
• Always use proper procedures if
you stall or roll backward when
climbing a hill. To avoid stalling,
maintain a steady speed when
climbing a hill. If you stall or roll
backwards, follow the special procedure for braking described in this
manual. Dismount on the uphill
side or to either side if pointed
straight uphill. Turn the ATV around
and mount following the procedure
described in this manual.
• Always check for obstacles before
operating in a new area. Never
attempt to operate over large
obstacles, such as large rocks or
fallen trees. Always follow proper
procedures when operating over
obstacles as described in this manual.
• Always be careful of skidding or
sliding. On slippery surfaces, such
as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance
of skidding or sliding out of control.
• Never operate an ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than
the footrests. Remember that wet
brakes may have reduced stopping
capability. Test your brakes after
leaving water. If necessary, apply
them lightly several times to let friction dry out the pads.
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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An ATV is not a toy and can be
hazardous to operate.
• Always be sure there are no obstacles or people behind you when
you operate in reverse. When it is
safe to proceed in reverse, go
slowly. Avoid turning at sharp
angles in reverse.
• Always use the size and type tires
specified in this manual. Always
maintain proper tire pressure as
described in this manual.
• Never improperly install or improperly use accessories on this ATV.
• Never install a twist grip throttle on
this ATV.
• Never exceed the stated load
capacity for an ATV. Cargo should
be
properly
distributed
and
securely attached. Reduce speed
and follow instructions in this manual for carrying cargo or pulling a
trailer and allow greater distance
for braking.
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! WARNING
• No one under the age of 16 should
operate this ATV. Some operators
at the age of 16 may not be able to
operate an ATV safely. Parents
should supervise the use of the
ATV at all times. Parents should
permit continued use only if they
determine that the operator has the
ability to operate the ATV safely.
FOR
MORE
INFORMATION
ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the ATV
Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887
(U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada).
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
ATV Safety Alert
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has concluded that ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV’s) may
present a risk of DEATH or SEVERE
INJURY in certain circumstances.
Accidents may occur for many reasons:
• A child under 16 years old should
never operate an ATV without adult
supervision. Children need to be
observed carefully because not all
children have the strength, size,
skills, or judgment to operate an
ATV safely.
*** Over 2856 people, including many
children, have died in accidents
associated with ATV’s since 2003.
* Never carry a passenger on an
ATV. Carrying a passenger may
upset the balance of the ATV and
may cause it to go out of control.
*** Many people have become severely
paralyzed or suffered severe internal injuries as a result of accidents
associated with ATV’s.
*** Every month thousands of people
are treated in hospital emergency
rooms for injuries received while
riding an ATV.
You should be aware that AN ATV IS
NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. An ATV handles
differently from other vehicles, including motorcycles and cars. A collision or
rollover can occur quickly, even during
routine maneuvers such as turning and
driving on hills and over obstacles, if
you fail to take proper precautions.
TO AVOID DEATH OR
SEVERE PERSONAL
INJURY:
* Always read the Operator’s Manual
carefully and follow the operating
procedures described. Pay special
attention to the warnings contained
in the manual and on all labels.
* Never operate an ATV without
proper instruction. Take a training
course. Beginners should complete
a training course.
* Always follow these age recommendations:
• A Y-12+ is intended for use by children age 12 or older, and a T-14 is
intended for use by an operator age
14 or older.
! WARNING
* Always avoid paved surfaces.
ATV’s are not designed to be used
on paved surfaces and may seriously affect handling and control.
* Never operate an ATV on a public
road, even a dirt or gravel one,
because you may not be able to
avoid colliding with other vehicles. Also, operating an ATV on a
public road may be against the law.
* Never operate an ATV without an
approved motorcycle helmet, eye
protection, boots, gloves, long
pants, and a long-sleeved shirt or
jacket.
* Never consume alcohol or drugs
before or while operating an ATV.
* Never operate an ATV at excessive
speeds. Go at a speed which is
proper for the terrain, visibility
conditions, and your experience.
* Never attempt to do wheelies,
jumps, or other stunts.
* Always be careful when operating
an
ATV,
especially
when
approaching hills, turns, and obstacles and when operating on unfamiliar or rough terrain.
* Never lend an ATV to anyone who
has not taken a training course or
has not been driving an ATV for at
least a year.
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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Rider Training Course
Arctic Cat sponsors a free Rider Training Course to teach ATV riding skills
or to reinforce current riding skills.
First-time purchasers without any previous ATV riding experience will
receive a $100.00 coupon from Arctic
Cat through the SVIA/ASI after completing the training course (U.S. owners only, one incentive, and free rider
training courses for appropriate immediate family members per ATV purchase). See an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer for details or call (800)
887-2887 for training course information.
In Canada, the Canada Safety Council
(CSC) provides an ATV Rider’s
Course to teach safe ATV operating
skills. They also provide a special ATV
Rider’s Course for children under 14
years of age with parental supervision.
Call the CSC at 1-613-739-1535 ext.
227 for more details. Also available is
a bilingual computer-based safety
training program on a CD-ROM from
CATV - call toll-free at 1-877-4702288.
FOR
MORE
INFORMATION
ABOUT ATV SAFETY, in the U.S.,
call the Consumer Product Safety
Commission at (800) 638-2772 or the
ATV Distibutors’ Safety Hotline at
(800) 852-5344 or in Canada, call the
Canada Safety Council at 1-613-7391535 ext. 227.
Au canada, le conseil canadien de la Visit the Arctic Cat Inc. website at
sécurité (CSC) offre un cours de con- www.arcticcat.com for additional prodduite de VTT pour enseigner les habi- uct information.
letés d’opération sécuritaires de VTT.
Un cours spécial de conduite de VTT
est également offert aux enfants de
moins de 14 ans avec la surveillance
d’un parent. Communiquez avec le
CSC en composant le: 1-613-7391535, poste 227 pour de plus amples
informations. Un programme de formation bilingue informatisé sur la sécurité
est aussi disponible sur disque optique
compact par CATV; composez sans
frais le: 1-877-470-2288.
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! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Hangtag
An Arctic Cat ATV comes with a hangtag containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information
before riding.
2258-133
Pour commander des Etiquettes de Mise en Garde gratuites, voyez votre détaillant de autorisé VTT Arctic Cat pour le numéro de pièce 1436-344.
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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Warning Labels & Information
An Arctic Cat ATV comes with several labels containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information
before riding.
The labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a label comes off
or becomes hard to read, contact your Arctic Cat ATV dealer for a replacement.
NOTE: The location and content of labels on the ATV you have purchased may differ from those
shown on this page.
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! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Warnings
Operating this ATV without proper instruction.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know how to
operate the ATV properly in different situations and on different types of terrain.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete the certified training
course offered. They should then regularly practice the skills learned in the
course and the operating techniques described in this Operator’s Manual.
For more information about the training course, contact an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer or call 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada).
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Allowing anyone under age 16 to operate this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of an ATV by children can lead to severe injury or death of the child.
Children under the age of 16 may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment
needed to operate the ATV safely and may be involved in a serious accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
A child under 16 should never operate this ATV.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Carrying a passenger on this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Greatly reduces your ability to balance and control
this ATV.
Could cause an accident, resulting in injury or death
to you and/or your passenger.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never carry a passenger. The long seat is to allow the operator to shift positions
as needed during operation. It is not for carrying passengers.
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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WARNINGS
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Warnings
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on paved surfaces.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV’s tires are designed for off-road use only,
not for use on pavement. Paved surfaces may seriously affect handling and control of the ATV and may
cause the ATV to go out of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways,
parking lots, and streets.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on public streets, roads, or highways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can collide with another vehicle.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this ATV on any public street, road, or
highway, even a dirt or gravel one.
In many states it is illegal to operate an ATV on public streets, roads, or highways.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV without wearing an approved helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Operating without an approved helmet increases
your chances of a severe head injury or death in the
event of an accident.
Operating without eye protection can result in an
accident and increases your chances of a severe
injury in the event of an accident.
Operating without protective clothing increases your
chances of severe injury in the event of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always wear an approved helmet that fits properly.
You should also wear: Eye protection (goggles or face shield)
Gloves
Boots
Long sleeved shirt or jacket
Long pants
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! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Warnings
! WARNING
WARNINGS
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV after or while consuming alcohol or drugs.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could seriously affect your judgment.
Could cause you to react more slowly.
Could affect your balance and perception.
Could result in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this ATV.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV at excessive speeds.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases your chances or losing control of the ATV, which can result in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always ride at a speed that is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Attempting wheelies, jumps, and other stunts.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the chance of an accident including a rollover.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps.
Don’t try to show off.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to inspect the ATV before operating.
Failure to properly maintain the ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure the ATV is in safe
operating condition.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules
described in this Operator’s Manual.
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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Warnings
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Removing hands from handlebar or feet from footrests during operation.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the ATV or
could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the ATV. If you remove a foot
from a footrest, your foot or leg may come into contact with the wheels, which
could injure you or cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always keep both hands on the handlebar and both feet on the footrests of your
ATV during operation.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating the ATV on
unfamiliar terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps, or holes
without enough time to react.
Could result in the ATV overturning or going out of
control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain.
Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating on rough,
slippery, or loose terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of traction or ATV control, which
could result in an accident including a rollover.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not operate on rough, slippery, or loose terrain
until you have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the ATV on
such terrain.
Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain.
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! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Warnings
! WARNING
WARNINGS
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Turning improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or rollover.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this Operator’s Manual.
Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds.
Do not turn at excessive speed.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Climbing hills improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this Operator’s
Manual.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill.
Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward.
Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. The ATV could
flip over backwards.
Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop, or
another vehicle or person could be on the other side of the hill.
NEVER OPERATE UP OR DOWN HILLS STEEPER
THAN 25°
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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Warnings
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating on steep hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV can overturn more easily on steep hills
than on level surfaces or small hills.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV
or for your abilities.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Going down a hill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to
overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for going down hills
as described in this Operator’s Manual.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill.
Shift your weight backward.
Never go down a hill at high speed.
Avoid going down a hill at an angle that would cause the ATV to lean sharply to
one side. Go straight down the hill where possible.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to
overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until
you have mastered the turning technique as
described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice first on level ground. Be very careful when turning on any hill.
Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill, if possible.
When crossing the side of a hill:
Always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual.
Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV.
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! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Warnings
! WARNING
WARNINGS
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Stalling, rolling backwards, or improperly dismounting
while climbing a hill.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could result in the ATV overturning.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Use proper gear and maintain steady speed when climbing a hill.
If you lose all forward speed:
Keep weight uphill.
Apply the brakes.
Engage the brake lever lock after you are stopped.
If you begin rolling backwards:
Keep weight uphill.
Apply the brakes while rolling backwards.
When fully stopped, engage the brake lever lock.
Dismount on uphill side or to a side if pointed
straight uphill.
Turn the ATV around and mount following the
procedure described in this Operator’s Manual.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating over obstacles.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or a collision. Could cause the ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles.
Never attempt to ride over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees.
When you go over obstacles, always follow proper procedures as described in
this Operator’s Manual.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Application of excessive throttle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
May cause wheelies, flip-overs, or loss of control
resulting in serious injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not accelerate rapidly or in an uncontrolled manner on any terrain. Use extra care when going uphill.
Slowly apply throttle in a controlled manner. Release throttle lever as necessary
to maintain control.
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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Warnings
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Skidding or sliding.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You may lose control of the ATV.
You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at slow speeds and on
level, smooth terrain.
On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in
order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Tires may float, causing loss of traction and loss of control, which could lead to
an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests.
Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability.
Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to dry
out the pads.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating in reverse.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You could hit an obstacle or person behind you, resulting in serious injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before you engage reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or people
behind you. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly.
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! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Warnings
Operating the ATV with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire pressure.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of improper tires on the ATV or operation of the ATV with improper or uneven
tire pressure may cause loss of control increasing your risk of accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always use the size and type tires specified in this Operator’s Manual for this
ATV.
Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this Operator’s Manual.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the ATV with improper modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may cause
changes in handling which, in some situations, could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never modify the ATV through improper installation or improper use of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this ATV should be genuine Arctic Cat
ATV components designed for use on the ATV and should be installed and used
according to instructions. Never install a twist grip throttle. If you have questions,
consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV.
Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached.
Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for
braking.
Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer.
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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WARNINGS
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Prevention
Overview
When using an ATV, prevention is the
name of the game. “Had you only
known” something could go wrong,
you would have prevented it. If you
don’t notice your conditions and surroundings before riding your ATV, you
give up control over the situation.
Using ATV prevention techniques
helps you forecast potential hazards
before they injure you or damage your
ATV.
Following the safety instructions and
warnings in this manual will help you
“P.A.S.S.” the safety test. P.A.S.S.
stands for “Prevention,” “Active Riding,” “Sound Judgment,” and “Supervision.” Remembering P.A.S.S. and
what it stands for will help you have a
safe, predictable ride every time you go
out on your ATV.
ATV-0004
Gloves
Your hands are targets for flying
objects and branches. Along with providing skin protection, gloves will
shield your hands from harsh weather.
Wear gloves that are weather resistant
Safe Riding Clothing
and have a gripping surface to keep
and Gear
them from sliding off the handlebars.
Off-road style gloves with knuckle
Always wear clothing suited to the type pads are the best for comfort and proof riding you are doing. ATV riding tection.
requires special protective clothing
which will make you feel more com- Boots/Ankle
fortable and reduce chances of injury.
Protection
You’ll find it important to dress correctly for ATV riding in order to prevent scraped skin and serious head
injuries. It’s easy and could save you
time in the long run not having to contend with an injury. Of course, it also
makes sense to remember the seasons.
Wear a hat under your helmet and a
snowmobile suit in the winter and
lighter, protective clothing in the summer. Following is the minimum protection you need to wear during every
ride.
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! WARNING
Wear a boot that covers the largest possible area of your leg (preferably up to
your knee) and can handle significant
impact. Choosing boots with low heels
and a good tread will help prevent your
feet from slipping off the footrests in
wet or rugged conditions or getting
hurt if they get hit by rocks, dirt, or
branches.
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Prevention
If you drop or damage your helmet, get
a new one immediately. Your helmet
Your helmet is the most important piece may not protect your head from injury
of protective gear for safe riding. A hel- if it has cracks, fissures, or other dammet can prevent a severe head injury. age to its outside or core padding.
There are several types of helmets on
the market, but make sure you wear a Remember, your helmet won’t do you
helmet that complies with the current any good if the chin strap isn’t fastened.
standards of the U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT), The Snell Eye Protection
Memorial Foundation, or the American Wear eye protection, such as goggles,
National Standards Institute (ANSI). to completely surround your eyes to
Helmets that comply with one or more prevent getting dirt or other items in
of these agency’s standards have a your eyes. Do not depend on sunsticker on the inside or outside of the glasses for proper eye protection. Sunhelmet.
glasses are not recommended; they
don’t prevent objects from flying in
through the sides.
TESTIMONIAL
DOCUMENT#: N490117A1
CITY/STATE: N. HUNTINGDON, PA
SEX: M
AGE: 6
BODY PART: HEAD
DATE ACCIDENT: 14-06-94
DISPOSITION: DOA
SYNOPSIS: The 6 year old male victim
died from blunt force trauma to the
head when the 4-wheel ATV on which he
was a passenger struck a rock on a
hill connecting two roads and
flipped over backwards onto the
victim, shattering his bicycle
helmet. The victim was life-flighted
to the hospital and died that night.
The driver of the ATV, the victim’s
29 year old father, sustained minor
injuries, but wasn’t treated.
Long Pants and Long
Sleeved Shirt
The goal is to protect your body from
branches, long grass, airborne objects,
or anything else that could scrape your
skin. The more thick and durable the
material, the better protection it’ll provide. Riding pants with kneepads, a jersey, and shoulder pads provide the best
protection.
Helmets should have one of these:
1. DOT label
2. Snell label
3. ANSI Z90.1 label
These helmets should provide full-face
protection.
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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PREVENTION
Helmet
Prevention
Condition of the ATV
The second step in Prevention is checking the condition of your ATV. Chances
are good that you’ll be using your ATV
in some rough terrain, and there’s no
way you want your brakes to go out
when riding downhill. You need to
check the following parts on your ATV
before every ride.
1. Tires and Wheels
2. Controls and Cables
3. Lights and Electric
4. Oil and Fuel
5. Chassis
6. Miscellaneous Items
One easy way to remember what parts you need to check is by using the acronym
“T-CLOC.” It stands for:
T
C
L
TIRES
AND WHEELS
CONTROLS AND
CABLES
LIGHTS AND
ELECTRIC
1. TIRES AND WHEELS
O
C
OIL AND FUEL CHASSIS
Check:
Correct tire pressure is crucial. Consult
1. Forward
the ATV Specifications section of this
2. Neutral
3. Reverse
Operator’s Manual for tire pressure
guidelines. Incorrect tire pressure can
cause poor handling, instability, and a A. Brakes
loss of ATV control.
Squeeze the hand brake lever. If it feels
soft or “squishy,” it could be low on
fluid or have a leak — refer to the GenCheck:
eral Maintenance section of this Opera1. Tire pressure
2. Tire surface (tread and sidewalls)
tor’s Manual for instructions. Don’t use
the ATV until the brakes are operating
normally.
While checking the tire pressure,
inspect the tread and sidewalls of the Test the brake lever lock and see if it
tires for cracks, cuts, or other damage locks the hand brake lever into posithat could indicate they need to be tion; then disengage it to release the
replaced.
brake. Be sure that the auxiliary brake
near the footrest is working; your
2. CONTROLS AND
brakes could fail during a ride if
CABLES
they’re not maintained.
With the engine running and brake
applied, check all transmission posi- Check:
tions: forward, neutral, and reverse.
1. Hand brake lever
2. Auxiliary brake pedal
3. Brake lever lock
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! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Prevention
5. CHASSIS
B. Throttle
The throttle should have a free, smooth
range of motion. If it seems to “stick”
at any point, refer to the General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual for instructions. Driving your ATV
with a sticking throttle can turn your
leisurely ride into an unwelcome accident. Don’t drive your ATV if the throttle sticks.
Check:
1. Free, smooth range of motion
Hi-beam
Lo-beam
Taillight/brakelight
Status/warning indicators
Check:
1. Ignition switch
2. Stop switch
4. OIL AND FUEL
1.
2.
3.
4.
Suspension arms
Shock springs
Fenders
Steering
Inspect your air filter. Look for debris
or damage that may indicate you need
to replace it. A clogged filter can stop
an engine. Check your battery terminals for corrosion. Also, be sure to
tighten any loose parts, nuts, or bolts.
Check:
1. Air filter
2. Battery
3. Tighten parts, nuts, and bolts
First Aid and Survival
You need to prepare for the unexpected. Emergencies and accidents are
traumatic enough, but they’re even
worse when you’re not prepared for
them. At the minimum during every
ATV ride, you should have the following items on board:
•
•
•
•
Tools
Water
Identification
First Aid Kit
Start with a full tank of gas before
every ride, and while you’re at it, top
off the oil. Don’t forget to check for For rides that are longer in duration and
fluid leaks around the ATV. Watch the distance, the following additional items
overheat indicator to ensure the engine are recommended:
coolant level is adequate.
Check:
1. Gas
2. Oil
3. Fluid leaks
! WARNING
• Cellular Phone
• Maps/GPS
• Emergency Kit with Flashlight and
First Aid Kit
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result in a serious injury or death.
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PREVENTION
Turn the hi-beam and lo-beam on and
off to make sure they work. At the
same time, check that the taillight and
brakelight work. Also, check the status/
warning indicators (reverse, neutral,
and hi-lo beam) on the handlebar when
you start the ATV. Don’t drive the ATV
unless all systems are working. Check
the ignition switch and engine stop
switch.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check:
6. MISCELLANEOUS
ITEMS
3. LIGHTS AND
ELECTRIC
Check:
Grass and leaves can gum-up your suspension and shocks. Clear and clean
the suspension arms, shock springs,
and fenders. Check smoothness by
turning the handlebar full-left and fullright. Check that there is no binding,
restrictions, free-play, or looseness in
steering components.
Prevention
Tools
Cellular Phone
Routine maintenance will generally
eliminate the need for emergency
repairs. Riding on rough terrain could
cause loosening of nuts, bolts, and fasteners. Especially on long rides, carrying the right tools can prevent an
inconvenience from becoming a crisis.
It may be necessary to make an urgent
phone call.
Carry these items on your ATV:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Bulbs
Duct tape
Rope
Spark plugs
Spare parts
Tool Kit
Water is so important that you need to
carry it regardless of the duration of
your ride. Heat exhaustion and heat
stroke can creep up suddenly and can
take you out of commission. If you
become dehydrated, you could find
yourself physically unable to safely
operate your ATV.
You’ll need several items in your
Emergency Kit including a flashlight.
The matches will come in handy if you
need to start a fire to stay warm. Flares
are appropriate for signaling help. A
first aid kit is very important if an
injury of some type should happen. A
good First Aid Kit should include bandages, antiseptic spray, gauze, tape, etc.
Carry these items:
Identification
If something does happen to you, the
emergency personnel will want to
know who you are and whom to contact. It’s possible you may be in no
condition to give them that information. Put your I.D. in your pocket
before you ride. Without it, you’re
anonymous.
! WARNING
Maps may be unnecessary when you’re
familiar with the area. But when you’re
riding on unfamiliar trails, it’s good to
know where you are, what’s coming
up, and how to get back.
Emergency Kit with
Flashlight and First Aid
Kit
Water
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Maps/GPS (Global
Positioning System)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Flashlight
Matches
Flares
First Aid Kit
Money
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Active Riding
Overview
“Active Riding” is the second part of “P.A.S.S.” It involves an understanding of
how your body weight, balance, gravity, and physical forces affect the handling
of the ATV. For example, when you drive a car quickly into a sharp turn, your
body is pulled to the outside of the vehicle by centrifugal force. Although a car is
relatively stable, enough centrifugal force can cause an ATV to overturn. Constantly shifting your weight is one major difference between driving a car and
riding an ATV. Knowing how to shift your weight is necessary to avoid rolling or
flipping the ATV.
ACTIVE RIDING
For complete operating instructions, see ATV OPERATION section in this manual.
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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Sound Judgment
Overview
You are not invincible. Knowing that
the first “S” in “P.A.S.S.” stands for
“Sound Judgment” means you need to
use yours.
Do you consider yourself to be pretty
conservative, or are you a heavy risktaker? Before continuing with this section on sound judgment, check your
Risk Factor by doing this short survey:
1. Do you drive over the speed limit?
1
2
3
Never
Sometimes
Often
2. Are you more daring around your
friends than you are when alone?
1
2
3
Never
Sometimes
Often
7. Do you thrive on the adrenaline
rush you get from speeding and
dangerous situations?
1
2
3
Never
Sometimes
Often
8. Do you hurt yourself because you
do things that are out of your
ability range?
1
2
3
Never
Sometimes
Often
9. Do you tailgate other drivers when
you think they’re driving too
slow?
1
2
3
Never
Sometimes
Often
10. Do you ignore weather reports
before you do outside activities
like swimming, camping, fishing,
or boating?
1
2
3
Never
Sometimes
Often
3. Do you drive your car when the
gas gauge is on empty?
Add the totals from lines 1-10. YOUR
1
2
3
Never
Sometimes
Often
RISK FACTOR IS:
4. Do you feel that no matter what
you do, you won’t get hurt?
1
2
3
Never
Sometimes
Often
10-15: You’re pretty conservative.
Chances are good that the consistently
safe choices you make will help you
avoid hurting yourself and the people
5. Do you drink or use drugs before around you.
you drive your car?
16-20: You’re straddling the fence.
1
2
3
Depending on your mood or whom
Never
Sometimes
Often
you’re with, the choices you make may
6. Do you drive your car even if it help you or hurt you.
has a major problem with the
brakes, tires, or engine?
1
2
3
Never
Sometimes
Often
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! WARNING
21-30: You’re taking your chances.
Time to reconsider a lot of the judgments you make. You’re destined to
put yourself in dangerous situations
and potentially hurt yourself and the
people around you.
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Sound Judgment
The thing about terrain is that sometimes you don’t know it’s changed until
The environment you operate an ATV you get there. Whether it’s familiar or
in is often harsh and sometimes dan- not, check out your surroundings
gerous if you don’t take proper precau- before and during your ride.
tions.
Environment
Night Riding
Weather
You need to consider the weather. It is
dangerous to ride your ATV when the
weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep
abreast with weather forecasts.
Terrain
Paved Surfaces
Don’t do it! The ATV isn’t designed
for pavement. Its handling becomes
more difficult on paved surfaces.
SOUND JUDGMENT
Always pay close attention to the terrain you’re on, even if it is familiar to
you. You can’t assume that the landscape you’re used to doesn’t change.
Changes to landscape can happen at
nearly any time. Fences can be constructed and excavations dug in a short
period of time. Weather, climate, and
development take their toll.
Riding at night can be very hazardous.
Obstacles and other hazards (that are
easily identified during daytime) are
much more difficult to see and avoid.
When night riding, make sure the lights
are properly adjusted and in good
working order. Reduce speed; do not
over-drive the headlights. Never travel
in an unfamiliar area or blaze a new
trail at night. Always carry a flashlight
or flare for signaling an emergency.
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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Sound Judgment
Trail Riding
Outsloped trails (trails that slant to
allow rain to run off) make trail riding
a bit more challenging. Accepting that
challenge means keeping your weight
shifted into the slope. Denying the
challenge means sliding off the trail.
Use sound judgment when trail riding;
that means riding on a trail that fits
your ability level. If the trail is pretty
rugged, standing up on your footrests
will make it easier for you to endure
the rough terrain.
It also helps to know which trails you
can ride and who else might be on
Make yourself visible by using head- those same trails. These are signs curlights and taillights, and pull com- rently used in some areas to designate
pletely off the trail if you need to stop. trail types and restrictions.
Trail Signs
ATV-0068
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! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Sound Judgment
Those Around You
People do all kinds of things that you
can’t predict or control.
Riding Companions
Leave a lot of space between you and
other riders, especially in dusty and
dirty conditions, because it’ll be difficult to see the riders in front of you
stopping.
.
TESTIMONIAL
DOCUMENT#: N380310A1
CITY/STATE: NEW CUMBERLAND, WV
SEX: M
AGE: 18
BODY PART: HEAD
DATE ACCIDENT: 7-30-93
DISPOSITION: DOA
SYNOPSIS: An 18 year old male died as
the result of injuries which he
sustained in an accident while
driving a 4-wheel ATV on a gravel
public road. The victim lost control
of the ATV when he suddenly applied
the brakes to avoid a dog crossing
the road. During the accident, the
ATV’s brake lever penetrated the
victim’s brain through his right eye
resulting in death. The victim was
not wearing a helmet.
Riding with companions on several
ATV’s is not the same as riding one
ATV with a passenger. Passengers are
prohibited; it’s unsafe. The extra
weight on the seat makes the ATV difficult to control. About 50% of all ATV Tread Lightly and leave it as you
accidents involve passengers.
found it.
Other Vehicles
Equipment
Hikers
With the renewed interest in hiking,
camping, and other outdoor activities,
people can show up in remote areas
where you would never expect them.
For their sake, keep your eyes open.
Animals and Nature
Respect the outdoors that you love.
Don’t use your ATV to chase animals
or birds. Drive around young trees
rather than over them. Keep clear of
streams and ditches with standing
water.
! WARNING
The last thing you expected was that
your ATV would break down in the
middle of the field... it’s usually so reliable that sometimes you forget the
ATV has its limits.
ATV Maintenance
You have to maintain your ATV. The
General Maintenance section of this
Operator’s Manual tells you about taking care of your ATV. If, at any time,
abnormal noises, vibrations, or
improper functioning of any component of this ATV is detected, DO NOT
OPERATE THE ATV. Take the ATV to
an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer
for inspection and adjustment or repair.
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result in a serious injury or death.
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SOUND JUDGMENT
Depending on where you’re riding, you
might encounter other ATV’s, bikes, or
motor vehicles on public lands.
Respect the presence of cars if you’re
crossing roads or riding in public areas
and make yourself be seen. If you can’t
see other vehicles coming, that means
you’re invisible, too.
Sound Judgment
Cargo Limitations
One reason why passengers are prohibited on ATV’s is because their presence
throws off the weight and balance of
the ATV. Cargo can do the same if it
weighs too much. Limit the ATV to the
load capacity ratings identified in the
following chart for the particular model
being operated. So if you’re weighing
in at over 215 lb (97 kg) when you ride,
leave some of that extra cargo at home.
The combined weight limit, including
you, your rack cargo, and your trailer,
is a specified amount, so consult the
ATV Load Capacity Ratings Chart and
monitor it carefully.
Extra weight on the ATV will also
throw you off balance if it’s not distributed evenly, side-to-side and front-torear. If you have 160 lb (73 kg) on the
rear rack only and you’re heading up
an incline, shifting your own weight
forward isn’t going to do enough to
compensate for that cargo sitting over
the back tires.
Cargo has such a huge affect on ATV
handling that you need to pay a lot of
attention to your speed. Even on really
level areas, you should keep it under 10
mph (16 kph) if you’ve got a trailer
attached. Avoid uneven terrain. Also,
consider that your braking distance is
going to increase with the more weight
you carry.
Think about these when dealing
with cargo:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Rack weight limit
Trailer weight limit
Weight distribution
ATV speed
Load Capacity Ratings
Chart
Arctic Cat ATV Load Capacity Ratings
ITEM
Specifications
(lb)
(kg)
Max Load Capacity
515
233
Max Load Capacity - TBX
600
227
Front Rack (Max)
100
45
Rear Rack (Max)
200
91
Rear Cargo Box - TBX
(Max)
300
135
Side Storage Box (each) TBX (Max)
20
9
Tongue Weight
35
16
Rear Rack and Tongue
Weight (Max)
200
91
Rear Cargo Box and
Tongue Weight - TBX
(Max)
300
135
Towing Capacity
1050
477
Max Load Capacity - Total weight of
operator, tongue weight, and cargo on
front and rear racks.
Tongue Weight - Weight on trailer
tongue.
Rear Rack/Cargo Box and Tongue
Weight - Total weight on trailer tongue
and rear rack/cargo box.
Towing Capacity - Total weight of
trailer and all cargo in the trailer.
 NOTE: Tongue and accessory
weight (winch, gun scabbard
brackets, etc.) must be included as
part of the front and rear rack
weights.
Speedrack
When installing Speedrack accessories, make sure to read and carefully
follow the instructions provided in
each kit.
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! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
 NOTE: Use extra caution when
operating an ATV with additional
loads such as accessories and/or
cargo. Handling of the ATV may be
adversely affected. Reduce speed
when adding additional loads.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading the ATV or carrying or
towing cargo improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause changes in ATV handling,
which could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Never exceed the stated load capacity
for the ATV.
Cargo should be properly distributed
and securely attached.
Reduce speed when carrying cargo or
pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance
for braking.
Always follow the instructions in this
Operator’s Manual for carrying cargo
or pulling a trailer.
Personal Choices
Alcohol and Drug
Consumption
Alcohol is related to 30% of all hospital admissions due to ATV accidents in
the U.S. This isn’t an issue of morality.
It’s extremely dangerous to drink alcoholic beverages and ride... it’s also very
foolish. When the alcohol starts kicking in and you’re tearing along on your
ATV, those odds can catch up to you.
TESTIMONIAL
DOCUMENT#: X46481A1
CITY/STATE: LAUREL, MS
SEX: M
AGE: 25
BODY PART: ALL PARTS BODY
DATE ACCIDENT: 6-25-93
DISPOSITION: DOA
SYNOPSIS: A 25 year old male died
from drowning after the 4-wheeled
ATV he was driving overturned and
landed on the victim, pinning him
face down in 6 inches of water in a
drainage ditch. The victim had
failed to make a right hand turn and
drove off the side of the road. The
victim was driving at an excessive
speed, and under the influence of
alcohol. He was pronounced dead at
the scene. The victim was not wearing
a helmet.
Substances to avoid when riding:
1. Alcohol
2. Over-the-counter or prescription
drugs
3. Illegal/mood altering drugs
Be aware of prescription and over-thecounter medications. Drowsiness and
impaired judgment can be caused by a
wide variety of medications. The same
is true of allergy, cold, flu, and headache medications. Your physical size
and weight can’t protect you... just one
antihistamine tablet can affect your
judgment.
A safe, enjoyable ride is dependent on
many personal choices. An ATV, like
all motorized vehicles, can be dangerous to operate if you choose to ignore
safety precautions, take unnecessary
chances, or ride beyond your abilty or
your vehicle’s capability. Don’t allow
the thrill of freedom or adventure to
affect your ability to make good, safe If your sense of adventure persuades
choices.
you to do illegal drugs when you’re
riding your ATV, this is a reality check.
Something to think about—there can
be legal consequences that will take
away all that freedom you love. Don’t
use alcohol or drugs before or during
your ATV ride.
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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SOUND JUDGMENT
Sound Judgment
Sound Judgment
THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL*
The Number of Drinks that Impair Mental and Physical Abilities
1-2 DRINKS
Mental processes such as restraint, awareness, concentration, and judgment affected; reaction time slowed; inability to
perform complicated tasks.
3-4 DRINKS
Depth perception, glare recovery, eye movement, and focus
affected; decreased judgment and control.
5+ DRINKS
Coordination deteriorates, loss of critical judgment, and
impaired memory and comprehension.
*According to the ATV Safety Institute.
Group Behavior
Your Physical
Condition
People always do crazier and riskier
things in a group than they would conBeing physically exhausted is like being sider doing by themselves. When
drunk. Try to do something that’s detail- you’re ATV riding with others and
oriented when you’re really tired, and things start to get out of hand, decide
you’ll feel totally uncoordinated.
whether you’re willing to be injured or
see your friends injured.
Don’t ride:
1. When you’re tired
SIPDE
Reckless Riding
If you are involved in an ATV accident
when you’re speeding, you have a 25%
chance of landing yourself in the hospital. The faster you go, the more likely
you are to destroy your head and internal
organs, and skip the wheelies, jumps,
stunts, and any other showboating.
Laws and Regulations
By themselves, none of these safe
behaviors and sound judgments will go
very far. But when you put them all
together... when you’re paying attention to how you feel, when you’re
monitoring the movements of your
ATV, and when you’re constantly evaluating your environment, then you’re
practicing SIPDE. SIPDE is an acronym that stands for:
Any police officer will tell you that
ignorance of the law is no defense.
Your best defense is to check out your
local, state, or provincial ATV laws
before riding. It’ll also make sure that
you can continue to ride in your favorite areas. The quickest way to have a
land area closed is by riding over the
regulations.
S
I
P
SCAN/
SEARCH
IDENTIFY
HAZARDS
PREDICT WHAT
WILL HAPPEN
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! WARNING
D
E
DECIDE WHAT EXECUTE THE
TO DO
DECISION
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
Supervision
You’re responsible for supervising
those who ride your ATV. Your wisdom
is valuable... it’ll bring them all back
safely—your friends, your family, your
relatives, and your ATV. It’s crucial
that you consider yourself a supervisor
for all riders of your ATV. Whether you
accept responsibility or not, the truth is
that you are responsible for others riding your ATV.
Taking Responsibility
TESTIMONIAL
DOCUMENT#: N37023A1
CITY/STATE: MOOERSFORKS, NY
SEX: F
AGE: 5
BODY PART: UPPER TRUNK
DATE ACCIDENT: 6-29-93
DISPOSITION: DOA
SYNOPSIS: The victim of this
incident, a five year old female, was
operating a four wheeled all terrain
vehicle (ATV) in the front yard of
her parents’ house, under the
supervision of her father. The
victim drove the ATV down an area
where the only way to turn around was
around a grain silo. The victim was
executing a right hand turn when the
vehicle tipped over to the right and
fell onto her body. The victim was
transported to a local hospital
where she was pronounced dead on
arrival. Photographs of the incident
were not taken by law enforcement
officials.
You’re to the last letter in
“P.A.S.S.”...“Supervision.” You’ve just
gone through the manual, and you’ve
seen what’s involved. That puts you in
a good position to be confident about
what you know. So now it’s time to use Experienced/Trained
your knowledge and supervise others Riders
who ride your ATV.
If anyone is going to borrow your ATV,
you are responsible for their superviInexperienced/
sion. Before they ride, have them take
Untrained Riders
the training course, have them watch
You can’t let people ride your ATV the safety video, and have them read
who don’t know what they’re doing. the Operator’s Manual. You train them.
Unless they’ve had over a year of expe- It doesn’t matter how you do it, as long
rience with ATV riding or taken an as you do it.
ATV training course, it’s your responsibility to keep them off your ATV. It ATV’s are all a little different from the
can be dangerous (especially for under- handling to the stability to the controls.
aged children)—all the more reason for So regardless of how much experience
your family members have with
you to be firm.
ATV’s, they don’t have experience
with your ATV. Let experienced riders
get familiar with your ATV—show
them the basics before they take off.
You don’t want it on your conscience
that someone got hurt because you
didn’t tell them how to use your ATV.
Remember that regardless of experience, you should never let anyone
under the age of 16 operate your
ATV.
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
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SOUND JUDGMENT
Overview
Supervision
Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute
recommend that all ATV operators ride
the appropriate-sized ATV according to
age.
Category
Age
(Years)
Speed Limitations
(MPH)
NOTES
Y-12+
12 or Older
15 - Limited
30 - Maximum
Operate Under
Adult Supervision
T-14
14 or Older
20 - Limited
30 - Limited
38 - Maximum
Operate Under
Adult Supervision
G&S
16 or Older
According to
Local Regulations
—
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! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could
result in a serious injury or death.
DIVISION II - OPERATION/
MAINTENANCE
Preface
This Arctic Cat ATV Operator’s Manual should be considered a permanent
part of the ATV and must remain with
the ATV at the time of resale. If the
ATV changes ownership more than
once, contact Arctic Cat Inc., Service
Department, P.O. Box 810, Thief River
Falls, MN 56701, for proper registration information.
You have chosen a quality Arctic Cat
ATV designed and manufactured to
give dependable service. Be sure, as
the owner/operator of an Arctic Cat
ATV, to become thoroughly familiar
with its basic operation, maintenance,
and storage procedures. Read and
understand the entire Operator’s Manual before operating the ATV to ensure
safe and proper use of your new Arctic
Cat ATV. Always operate the ATV
within your level of skill and current
terrain conditions.
Division II of this manual covers operator-related maintenance, operating
instructions, and storage instructions. If
major repair or service is ever required,
contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for professional service.
At the time of publication, all information and illustrations in Division II
were technically correct. Some illustrations used in Division II are used for
clarity purposes only and are not
designed to depict actual conditions.
Because Arctic Cat Inc. constantly
refines and improves its products, no
retroactive obligation is incurred.
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
When in need of replacement parts, oil, or accessories for your Arctic Cat ATV,
be sure to use only GENUINE ARCTIC CAT PARTS, OIL, AND ACCESSORIES.
Only genuine Arctic Cat parts, oil, and accessories are engineered to meet the
standards and requirements of your Arctic Cat ATV. For a complete list of accessories, refer to the current Arctic Cat ATV Accessory Catalog.
To aid in service and maintenance procedures on this ATV, a Service Manual
and an Illustrated Parts Manual are available through your local Arctic Cat ATV
dealer.
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ATV Specifications*
ENGINE
450 H1
550 H1
Four-Cycle/Fan Cooled
4-Valve OHC
Four-Cycle/Liquid Cooled
OHC
Bore x Stroke
89 mm x 71.12 mm
(3.5 x 2.8 in.)
92 mm x 82 mm
(3.62 x 3.22 in.)
Displacement
Type
442.45 cc (27 cu in.)
545 cc (33.6 cu in.)
Spark Plug Type
NGK CR8E
NGK CPR8E
Spark Plug Gap
0.5-0.6 mm
(0.020-0.024 in.)
0.7-0.8 mm
(0.028-0.032 in.)
Brake Type
Hydraulic w/Brake Lever Lock and Auxiliary Brake
CHASSIS
Length (Overall)
215 cm (84.75 in.)
Height (Overall)
125 cm (49.3 in.)
Width (Overall)
120.7 cm (47.5 in.)
Suspension Travel
(Front/Rear)
25.4 cm (10 in.)
Tire Size (Front)
25 x 8-12
Tire Size (Rear)
25 x 10-12
Tire Inflation Pressure
0.35 kg/cm² (5.0 psi)
MISCELLANY
Dry Weight (Approx)
314 kg (692 lb)
Gas Tank Capacity
Coolant Capacity
N/A
Differential Capacity
2.9 L (3.0 U.S. qt)
275 ml (9.3 fl oz)
Rear Drive Capacity
Engine Oil Capacity
316 kg (697 lb)
21.6 L (5.7 U.S. gal.)
250 ml (8.5 fl oz)
2.85 L (3.0 U.S. qt)
1.9 L (2.0 U.S. qt)
Gasoline
(Recommended)
87 Octane Regular Unleaded
Engine Oil
(Recommended)
Arctic Cat ACX All-Weather (Synthetic)
Front Differential/Rear Drive
Lubricant
SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid
Taillight/Brakelight
12V/8W/27W
Headlight
12V/27W (4)
Starting System
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Electric
ATV Specifications*
ENGINE
Type
700 H1/TBX
700 H1 Mud Pro
Four-Cycle/Liquid Cooled OHC
Bore x Stroke
102 mm x 85 mm
(4.01 x 3.35 in.)
Displacement
695 cc (42.4 cu in.)
Spark Plug Type
NGK CR6E
Spark Plug Gap
0.7 - 0.8 mm (0.028 - 0.032 in.)
Brake Type
Hydraulic w/Brake Lever Lock and Auxiliary Brake
CHASSIS
Length (Overall)
215 cm (84.75 in.)
249 cm (98.00 in.) - TBX
219.71 cm (86.5 in.)
Height (Overall)
122.0 cm (48.0 in.)
125.0 cm (49.3 in.) - TBX
131.45 cm (51.75 in.)
Width (Overall)
120.7 cm (47.5 in.)
121 cm (47.5 in.)
Suspension Travel
(Front/Rear)
25.4 cm (10 in.)
Tire Size (Front)
25 x 8-12
28 x 9-14
Tire Size (Rear)
25 x 10-12
28 x 9-14
Tire Inflation Pressure
0.35 kg/cm² (5.0 psi)
MISCELLANY
Dry Weight (Approx)
Gas Tank Capacity
316 kg (697 lb)
361 kg (796 lb) - TBX
360 kg (793 lb)
21.6 L (5.7 U.S. gal.)
22.0 L (5.8 U.S. gal.) - TBX
Coolant Capacity
2.9 L (3.0 U.S. qt)
Differential Capacity
275 ml (9.3 fl oz)
Rear Drive Capacity
250 ml (8.5 fl oz)
Engine Oil Capacity
1.9 L (2.0 U.S. qt)
Gasoline
(Recommended)
87 Octane Regular Unleaded
Engine Oil
(Recommended)
Arctic Cat ACX All-Weather (Synthetic)
Front Differential/Rear Drive
Lubricant
SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid
Taillight/Brakelight
12V/8W/27W
Headlight
12V/27W (4)
Starting System
Electric
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
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ATV Specifications*
ENGINE
Thundercat
Type
1000 H2 Mud Pro
Four-Cycle/Liquid-Cooled V-Twin
Bore x Stroke
92 mm x 71.6 mm
(3.66 x 2.81 in.)
Displacement
950 cc (58 cu in.)
Spark Plug Type
NGK CPR8E (2)
Spark Plug Gap
0.7 - 0.8 mm
(0.028 - 0.032 in.)
Brake Type
Hydraulic w/Brake Lever Lock and Auxiliary Brake
Fuel System
EFI
CHASSIS
Length (Overall)
215 cm (84.75 in.)
240 cm (94.50 in.)
Height (Overall)
121.9 cm (48.0 in.)
131.6 cm (51.8 in.)
Width (Overall)
120.7 cm (47.5 in.)
Suspension Travel
(Front/Rear)
25.4 cm (10 in.)
Tire Size (Front)
25 x 8R-12
Tire Size (Rear)
25 x 10R-12
28 x 9-14
28 x 9-14
Tire Inflation Pressure
0.35 kg/cm² (5.0 psi)
MISCELLANY
Dry Weight (Approx)
324.7 kg (716 lb)
Gas Tank Capacity
361 kg (797 lb)
21.6 L (5.7 U.S. gal.)
Coolant Capacity
3.3 L (3.5 U.S. qt)
Front Differential Capacity
275 ml (9.3 fl oz)
Rear Drive Capacity
250 ml (8.5 fl oz)
Engine Oil Capacity
2.8 L (3.0 U.S. qt)
Gasoline (Recommended)
Engine Oil (Recommended)
Differential/Rear Drive
Lubricant
87 Octane Regular Unleaded
Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic)
SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid
Taillight/Brakelight
12V/8W/27W
Headlight
12V/27W (4)
Starting System
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Electric
Location of Parts and Controls
FI025C
1. Battery
2. Headlights
FI016H
3. Hand Brake Lever
13. Throttle Limiter
4. Power Distribution Module
14. Throttle Lever
5. Radiator Access Panel
15. DC Power Outlet
6. Seat Latch
16. Taillight/Brakelight
7. Storage Compartment
17. Operator’s Manual Location
8. Reverse Override Switch
18. Headlight HI/LO Switch
9. Auxiliary Brake Pedal
19. Engine Starter Button
10. Brake Lever Lock
20. Emergency Stop Switch
11. Key Switch
21. Drive Select Switch
12. Shift Lever
22. Tailgate Latch (TBX)
23. Storage Compartment (TBX)
24. Cargo Box Latch Handle (TBX)
739-569D
 NOTE: The ATV you have purchased may differ slightly from those
shown in the figures of this manual.
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ATV Operation
5. Always keep your feet planted on
the footrests.
Basic Operating
Maneuvers
Active riding and basic maneuvers are
the foundation of your ATV ride. Without basic skills, it’s impossible to move
to this level— active riding. These are
your basic maneuvers:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Starting the Engine
Always start with the ATV on a flat,
level surface. Carbon monoxide poisoning can kill you, so keep your ATV
outside while it’s running. Follow these
steps to start it up:
Mounting the ATV
Starting the Engine
Starting a Cold Engine
Varying Temperature Adjustments
Braking/Stopping
Shifting
Parking
Dismounting the ATV
1. Mount the ATV and sit down.
2. Engage the brake lever lock.
3. Turn on the ignition.
4. Shift into neutral.
Mounting the ATV
5. Move the emergency stop switch
to RUN.
To get seated:
6. Press the starter button.
1. From the left side, grab the leftside handlebar, apply the brake,
and put your left foot on the footrest.
2. Grab the right-side handlebar.
3. Swing your leg over the seat and
set your right foot down on the
right-side footrest.
CAUTION
Do not run the starter motor for
more than eight seconds per starting attempt. The starter motor may
overheat causing severe starter
motor damage. Allow 15 seconds
between starting attempts to allow
the starter motor to cool.
7. Let the engine warm up.
4. Get seated in a comfortable position.
Another way to remember the starting
procedure is by using the acronym
“BONE-C.” It stands for:
B
O
N
E
C
BRAKES
LOCKED
IGNITION
SWITCH ON
NEUTRAL
TRANSMISSION
ENGINE
SWITCH
AUTOMATIC
CHOKE EFI
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 NOTE: It is very important not to
touch or compress the throttle
lever during the starting procedures.
1. Turn off all electrical accessories
(hand warmer, lights, etc.); then
rotate the ignition switch key to
the first position (ON) leaving the
headlights OFF. Note that the N is
indicated on the LCD.
2. Press on the starter button.
CAUTION
Do not run the starter motor for
more than eight seconds per starting attempt. The starter motor may
overheat causing severe starter
motor damage. Allow 15 seconds
between starting attempts to allow
the starter motor to cool.
 NOTE: Do not touch the throttle
lever until the engine has run for at
least 3 minutes.
1. Squeeze the brake lever on the left
handlebar to apply both the front
and rear brakes.
2. If your wheels lock, release them
for a second; then apply them again.
3. Never “ride” the brake. Even
maintaining minimal pressure on
the brake lever will cause the
brake pads to drag on the disc and
may overheat the brake fluid.
! WARNING
Excessive repetitive use of the
hydraulic brake for high speed
stops will cause overheating of the
brake fluid and premature brake pad
wear which will result in an unexpected loss of brakes.
! WARNING
Use only Arctic Cat approved brake
fluid. Never substitute or mix different types or grades of brake fluid.
Brake loss can result. Check brake
fluid level and pad wear before each
use. Brake loss can result in severe
injury or even death.
3. Allow the engine to warm up for
approximately 2-3 minutes or until Shifting
the ATV will accelerate without
The Arctic Cat ATV with an automatic
hesitating.
transmission has a dual-range transmisVarying Temperature
sion with reverse. To shift the ATV, folAdjustments
low these steps:
To ensure proper starting and operating
performance, adjustments should be
made for varying ambient temperatures. See an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer for recommended temperature adjustements.
 NOTE: These recommended
adjustments are the owner’s
responsibility.
Braking/Stopping
Always allow plenty of room and time
to stop safely. Sometimes quick stops
are inevitable, so always be prepared.
Whether you’re stopping slowly or
stopping quickly, do this:
CF130B
1. To engage the high range from neutral, move the shift lever forward.
2. To engage the low range from high
range, move the shift lever outward and forward.
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ATV OPERATION
Starting A Cold Engine
 NOTE: The high range is for nor- Dismounting the ATV
mal riding with light loads. The low
range is for carrying heavy loads After you’ve followed the procedure
or trailer towing. Compared to for parking, it’s time to dismount:
HIGH range, the LOW range posi1. Double check that the brake lever
tion provides slower speed and
lock is engaged.
greater torque to the wheels.
2. Swing your right leg over to the
CAUTION
left side of the seat.
Always shift into low range when
operating on wet or uneven terrain,
when towing or pushing heavy loads,
and when using a plow. Failure to follow this caution may result in premature V-belt failure or in damage to
related drive system components.
3. Step to the ground on the left side
of the ATV.
How to Handle the
ATV (Active Riding
Techniques)
3. To engage reverse gear from neu- Active riding involves moving your
tral, move the shift lever outward body. You must learn to lean and shift
your weight into your turns to maintain
and rearward into the R position.
control.
CAUTION
Always come to a complete stop
before attempting to shift from one
range to the other or into reverse.
Always shift on level ground, or
engage the brake lever lock before
shifting into another range or into
reverse.
! WARNING
Do not start the engine or operate
this ATV with the clutch shield
removed. Severe injury could result.
Parking
Parking involves following the previous rules for braking; then:
1. After the ATV stops, shift into
neutral.
2. Stop the engine using the engine
stop switch.
3. Turn off the ignition.
Your safety depends on using safe riding techniques. Statistics from the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC) say that inexperienced riders
who don’t use safe riding techniques
are 13 times more likely to have an
ATV accident than riders who have
over 1 month of experience.
Safe riding techniques include:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Riding
Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance
Wide Turns
Sharp Turns
Quick Turns
K-Turns
Riding Uphill
Riding Downhill
Sidehilling/Traversing
Swerving
Crossing Obstacles
Riding
Once the engine’s warm, the ATV is
4. If you have to park on a hill, shift ready to go.
the ATV into low gear; otherwise,
try to park only on level surfaces.
5. Engage the brake lever lock.
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ATV-0024
ATV-0012
1. Keep your feet on the footrests and
both hands on the handlebar.
2. Hold the brake lever, and release
the brake lever lock.
3. Shift into gear.
4. Release the brake slowly and
apply the throttle.
When you turn, the trick is to move
forward and slide over to the side of the
seat that’s on the inside of the turn.
Support your body weight on the outside footrest. At the same time, lean
your body to the inside of the turn. Pay
attention to the handling—if you feel
the tires coming off the ground, reduce
speed, shift more of your body weight
to the side that’s lifting, and make the
turn wider if possible.
Wide Turns
About 20% of ATV accidents happen
during turns. If you don’t understand
turning techniques, it’s easy for the
ATV to get away from you by losing
traction, plowing, or tipping. Use this
method for wide turns:
ATV-0046
ATV-0013
ATV-0045
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ATV OPERATION
Leaning, Weight Shift,
and Balance
ATV-0025
ATV-0044
ATV-0040
1. Ease off the throttle as you
approach the turn to slow down.
1. Ease off the throttle as you
approach the turn to slow down.
2. Use the principles of leaning,
weight shifting, and balancing—
shift your body weight to the
inside of the turn.
2. Use the principles of leaning,
weight shifting, and balancing—
shift your body weight to the
inside of the turn.
3. Gradually increase your speed as
you come out of the turn.
3. You might have to lean into the turn
more than you do in a wide turn.
Sharp Turns
After mastering wide turns, practice
the advanced skill of sharp turns.
4. If shifting your weight and balance
aren’t enough to keep the ATV
tires on the ground, straighten out
the handlebar as much as you can.
5. Gradually increase your speed as
you come out of the turn.
Quick Turns
Quick turns are the most difficult turns
and should only be done after you are
experienced with your ATV.
ATV-0038
ATV-0021
ATV-0039
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ATV-0022
ATV-0020
ATV-0023
ATV-0034
2. Turn the handlebar, shift your
weight, and balance at the same
time as you enter the turn (use the
principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body
weight to the inside of the turn).
ATV OPERATION
1. Ease off the throttle as you
approach the turn to slow down.
ATV-0035
3. Follow this with slight acceleration.
4. For multiple turns, repeat this
movement as needed.
5. To make your turn quicker, try
raising yourself off the seat a few
inches as you shift your weight.
K-Turns
Use K-turns if you accidentally stall
while riding uphill; you need to take
action before the ATV rolls backward
down the hill.
ATV-0036
ATV-0037
1. Stop where you are, apply the
brakes, and shift to neutral.
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2. Shut off the engine.
3. Keep your body weight shifted
forward.
4. Get off the ATV on the uphill side.
5. If you’re to the left of the ATV,
turn the handlebar all the way left.
6. Partially release the brake, but
lightly hold the brake lever.
7. Let the ATV roll to your right side
until it faces slightly downhill.
8. Reapply the brakes.
9. Get back on the ATV from the
uphill side, and keep your weight
shifted uphill when you sit down.
10. Start the engine and follow the
method for riding downhill.
Riding Uphill
Roughly 20% of accidents happen
while riding on hills and as a result of
the ATV rolling or flipping. So, obviously, use extreme caution and follow
this method for riding uphill.
ATV-0033
1. Shift down and accelerate before
you start climbing; then maintain a
steady pace.
2. Lean as far forward as possible.
For steeper hills, come off your
seat to stand and lean forward.
3. If you lose speed, quickly shift to a
lower gear. At the same time,
release the throttle (so your front
tires don’t lift), OR
4. If that doesn’t work and you still
have forward motion and the terrain permits, do a U-turn, go back
down, and try climbing again, OR
5. If you have lost all forward
motion, follow the K-turn procedure.
NEVER OPERATE UP
OR DOWN HILLS
STEEPER THAN 25°
ATV-0019
Riding Downhill
Success in riding downhill depends on
how well you know your brakes—take
it easy on them, or you could flip over.
ATV-0032
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ATV-0017
ATV-0030
ATV-0028
ATV OPERATION
ATV-0018
ATV-0031
ATV-0029
1. Shift your body weight as far back
on the seat as possible.
1. Keep your speed low and consistent.
2. Keep it in a low gear; stay out of
neutral.
2. Shift all your body weight to the
uphill side of the seat; also, support your weight on the uphill
footrest.
3. Lightly apply the brake and ease
up on the throttle.
Sidehilling/Traversing
Sidehilling is considered an advanced
skill; it’s really tricky and unpredictable. So, whether your skills are
advanced or not, try to avoid this kind
of riding. If you’re in a situation where
you absolutely have to sidehill, follow
this method:
3. Steer like you’re driving into the
hill.
4. If the ATV feels like it’s tipping,
turn the handlebar downhill. If
that’s not possible because of the
terrain or other conditions or if it
just doesn’t work, stop and get off.
Dismount the ATV on the uphill
side.
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Swerving
Crossing Obstacles
Swerving is usually an emergency
reaction to avoid an obstacle but is similar to quick turns. The difference is
that quick turns involve slight acceleration in the turn; don’t accelerate if you
swerve.
Crossing obstacles is risky; avoid it if
possible. Riding over logs, rocks, and
ruts means combining all the active riding skills into one big motion. Your
ATV will respond differently for different obstacles (logs, ruts, etc.), but these
are general guidelines for overcoming
two-track (both tires contacting the
obstacle at the same time) obstacles:
ATV-0043
ATV-0016
ATV-0042
ATV-0026
ATV-0041
1. Ease off the throttle as you
approach the obstacle.
ATV-0027
2. Turn the handlebar. At the same
time, shift your weight and balance as you swerve. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting,
and balancing—shift your body
weight to the inside of the turn.
1. Keep your speed way down; less
than 5 mph.
3. Keep your hand off the brake until
the emergency is over and you’re
back in control.
4. Keep your weight on the footrests.
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2. Approach the obstacle head-on.
3. Come up off the seat.
5. Apply a little throttle when the
front tires make contact with the
obstacle.
6. Lean forward and release the throttle when the front tires clear the
obstacle.
2. Keep your hand off the brakes
until you’re out of the skid.
3. Shift your weight forward.
7. Keep your body loose to absorb
Sometimes your ATV may not respond
any shock.
and goes straight ahead instead of let8. If the ATV starts tipping, shift ting you turn. Here’s how to handle it:
your weight to keep it in balance.
1. Slow down.
To clear a single-track (only one tire
contacts) obstacle, follow the same 2. Move forward on the seat.
rules except:
3. Lean to inside of turn.
1. Use the ATV’s momentum to clear 4. Turn handlebar.
the obstacle.
3. Don’t apply the throttle.
Tips
Driving an ATV and a car have some
similarities; however, there are a few
situations that require special attention:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Reversing
Skidding or Sliding
Parking on a Hill
Stalling on a Hill
Crossing Water
Crossing Roads
Driving in Cold Weather
Stopping the ATV
Stopping the Engine
Reversing
It’s tough to see things behind you.
1. Go slowly. It’s hard to see behind
you.
Parking on a Hill
This shouldn’t be necessary, but if it is:
1. Keep it in gear.
2. Engage the brake lever lock.
3. Find something to block the rear
tires.
Stalling on a Hill
If you use the right method for riding
uphill, this shouldn’t happen. But if
you have a problem, do this:
1. If the ATV hasn’t started rolling
backwards yet, follow the procedure for the K-Turn, OR
2. If the ATV is already rolling backward, lean as far forward as possible standing up on the footrests.
3. Nice and easy, apply the hand
brake lever.
2. Keep your handlebar straight.
4. When you come to a stop, follow
the procedure for the K-turn.
3. Backing down hills is a bad idea;
do a U-turn or K-turn instead to
turn around.
5. If the ATV continues to roll backward, dismount immediately on
the uphill side.
Skidding or Sliding
If you lose control after hitting sand,
ice, mud, or water:
1. Turn your handlebar into the direction of the slide.
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ATV OPERATION
2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar.
Crossing Water
Your ATV can only handle water up to
its footrests. Any more than that and
you risk engine damage and/or personal injury. Stay away from fast moving rivers. ATV tires can be buoyant, so
if the water is too deep, you might find
the ATV suddenly afloat.
7. It’s illegal to cross public roads in
some places. Know your local laws.
Driving In Cold
Weather
 NOTE: Check that all control
levers move freely. Make sure that
the footrest, shift lever, and auxiliary brake pedal are free of ice and
1. Physically check the depth and snow.
current of the water, especially if
! WARNING
you can’t see the bottom. You’re
also checking for boulders, logs, or For your personal safety, it is very
any other hidden obstacles.
important to wear the type and
2. Keep your speed slow.
3. Make sure you have a way out on
the other side of the water.
4. If you get stuck in the sludge or
mud, try rocking the ATV from
side to side.
5. Once you’ve cleared the water,
briefly apply the brakes to make
sure they work.
Crossing Roads
Crossing roads on your ATV is also a
bad idea, so avoid it. If you can’t:
1. Stop completely on the shoulder of
the road.
2. Check both directions for traffic.
3. Crossing near a blind corner or
intersection is dangerous; don’t do
it.
4. Drive straight across to the opposite shoulder.
amount of cold-weather clothing
according to the coldest anticipated
temperatures.
1. With the transmission in neutral,
move the ATV forward and backward to check that the wheels roll
freely. If the ATV will not roll, the
tires may be frozen to the ground
or the brake pads may be frozen to
the discs.
2. If the tires are frozen to the
ground, pour warm water around
them to melt the ice.
CAUTION
Before riding, manually move the
ATV forward and backward to make
certain that all wheels roll freely.
3. If the brakes are frozen, take the
ATV to a warmer area to thaw out
the brakes.
! WARNING
Do not attempt to free frozen brakes
by pouring warm water on the brake
pads and housings.
5. Take into account that your ATV
could stall while crossing; give
yourself enough time to get off the  NOTE: After the brakes thaw, dry
road.
them by applying them several
times while riding slowly.
6. You have to assume that oncoming
cars don’t see you, and if they do,  NOTE: After riding through
they won’t be able to predict your water, mud, snow, or slush, it is
actions.
important to dry both brake systems before parking the ATV.
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Go slowly and be extra careful when
riding on snow-covered or ice-covered terrain. Always be alert to
changing terrain conditions when
operating the ATV.
4. Practice driving in an open snowcovered or ice-covered area at
slow speeds before driving on
snow-covered or ice-covered
trails.
5. Learn how the ATV responds to
steering and braking on the type of
terrain to be encountered on the
ride.
Stopping The ATV
To stop the ATV, first release the throttle lever. Next, apply the brake.
Stopping The Engine
To stop the engine, turn the ignition
switch key to the OFF position or set
the emergency stop switch to the OFF
position.
ATV OPERATION
! WARNING
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General Information
ATV IDENTIFICATION
NUMBERS
The Arctic Cat ATV has two identification numbers: Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) and Engine Serial
Number (ESN).
The VIN is located on the frame support rail.
Always provide the ATV name, Vehicle Identification Number, and Engine
Serial Number when contacting an
authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for
parts, service, accessories, or warranty.
If a complete engine must be replaced,
ask the dealer to notify Arctic Cat for
correct registration information.
IGNITION SWITCH KEY
Two keys come with the ATV. Keep the
spare key in a safe place. An identifying number is stamped on each key.
Use this number when ordering a
replacement key.
AF968B
The ESN is located on the left-side rear
of the engine crankcase.
ATV-0055
CONTROL LOCATIONS
AND FUNCTIONS
Ignition Switch
The ignition switch has three positions.
CF109I
ATV-0056
GZ001C OFF position — All electrical circuits
These numbers are required by the except the accessory plug are off. The
dealer to complete warranty claims engine will not start. The key can be
properly. No warranty will be allowed removed in this position.
by Arctic Cat if the VIN or ESN is
removed or mutilated in any way.
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ON position — The ignition circuit is
complete and the engine can run. The
key cannot be removed in this position.
LIGHTS position — The ignition circuit is complete and the headlights and
taillight are on. The key cannot be
removed in this position.
CAUTION
Leaving the ignition switch in the ON
or LIGHTS position for a long period
of time when the engine is not running may cause the battery to discharge. Always leave the ignition
switch in the OFF position when
engine is not running.
Shifting
CAUTION
Always shift into low range when
operating on wet or uneven terrain,
when towing or pushing heavy
loads, and when using a plow. Failure to follow this caution may result
in premature V-belt failure or in damage to related drive system components.
3. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward
and rearward into the R position.
CAUTION
Always come to a complete stop
before attempting to shift from one
range to the other or into reverse.
Always shift on level ground, or
engage the brake lever lock before
shifting into another range or into
reverse.
Drive Select Switch
CF130B
These ATV’s have a dual-range automatic transmission with reverse. To
shift the ATV, follow these steps:
1. To engage the high range from
neutral, move the shift lever forward.
2. To engage the low range from high
range, move the shift lever outward and forward.
FI475A
This switch allows the operator to
operate the ATV in either two-wheel
drive (rear wheels) or four-wheel drive
(all wheels). For normal riding on flat,
dry, hard surfaces, two-wheel drive
should be sufficient. In situations of
aggressive trail conditions, four-wheel
drive would be the desired choice.
 NOTE: The high range is for normal riding with light loads. The low To either engage or disengage the front
range is for carrying heavy loads wheels, move the switch to the 4WD
or trailer towing. Compared to position or to the 2WD position.
HIGH range, the LOW range position provides slower speed and
greater torque to the wheels.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
 NOTE: The accessory plug is
powered by the battery at all times.
CAUTION
1. Squeeze the hand brake two or
three times and release it.
Do not attempt to either engage or
disengage the 4WD lock while the
ATV is moving.
2. Depress and hold the brake lever
lock.
The 4WD lock allows the operator to 3. While holding in on the brake
lever lock, squeeze the brake lever.
mechanically lock the front differential to apply equal power to both front  NOTE: It will click as it engages
wheels. To engage the lock from 4WD, and the brake lever will not return
slide the switch up and move fully to to its released position.
the left. To disengage the lock, move
the switch lever to the right.
4. Release the brake lever lock by
squeezing the brake lever. It will
! WARNING
return to its released position.
The 4WD lock is intended for use
where minimum traction is available.
NEVER EXCEED 10 MPH (16 kph)
with the lock engaged. Maneuverability and handling characteristics
will differ with the lock engaged.
ALWAYS shift into four-wheel drive
prior to engaging the front differential lock. Failure to follow this procedure may result in loss of control.
Control loss can result in severe
injury or even death.
Hand Brake
The hand brake is considered to be the
normal operating (main) brake. It
should be applied whenever a braking
situation is needed.
Apply the brake by compressing the
brake lever toward the handlebar.
Brake Lever Lock
738-420B
To engage and release the brake lever
lock, use the following procedure.
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Check to make sure the brake lever
lock engages properly and that the
brake (when engaged) locks the
wheels.
1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times.
2. Engage the brake lever lock.
3. Attempt to push the ATV.
 NOTE: The brake lever lock must
lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take
the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer for service.
! WARNING
Always check to be sure that the
brake lever lock has been disengaged before operating the ATV. An
accident could result if the brake
lever lock is left engaged while the
ATV is operated. The brake may
relax if left engaged for a long
period of time. This could cause an
accident; therefore, do not leave the
ATV on a hill depending on the
brake lever lock. Always block the
downhill side of the wheels if leaving the ATV on a hill or park the ATV
in a sidehill position.
Reverse Override
Switch
These ATV’s are equipped with a
reverse speed limiter system. When
additional RPM is needed in reverse,
depress and hold the override switch.
 NOTE: The reverse override
switch is active in 4WD only.
! WARNING
CF245A
Never activate the override switch
while the throttle is open as a loss
of control may result.
Use the headlight HI/LO switch to
select the high or low headlight beam
when the ignition switch is in the Throttle Lever
LIGHTS position. When the switch is
in the HI position, the high beam will
illuminate. When the switch is in the
LO position, the low beam will illuminate.
Emergency Stop
Switch
OFF position — The ignition circuit is
off. The engine cannot be started or
FI475B
will not run. If the emergency stop
switch is used to stop engine without Control engine RPM with the position
turning off ignition switch, the battery of the throttle lever. Operate this lever
may discharge.
with the thumb. Pushing it forward
increases engine RPM and allowing it
RUN position — The ignition circuit is to retract decreases engine RPM.
on. The engine can start and run.
Electric Starter Button
Throttle Limiter Screw
Pushing in on this button activates the
starter motor. Before starting the
engine, make sure the ignition switch is
in the ON position, the transmission is
in neutral, and the brake lever lock is
engaged.
 NOTE: This ATV has safety interlock switches which prevent the
starter motor from activating when
the transmission is not in neutral.
To start the ATV while in gear,
depress the auxiliary brake pedal
or compress the brake lever; then
depress the starter button.
ATV-0053
Throttle lever travel may be limited by
adjusting the throttle limiter screw. The
throttle limiter should be adjusted
according to the operator’s skill and
experience. To adjust the throttle limiter, use the following procedure.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Headlight HI/LO
Switch
1. Loosen the jam nut.
2. Turn the throttle limiter screw
clockwise to decrease engine RPM
maximum or counterclockwise to
increase engine RPM maximum.
3. Tighten the jam nut securely.
 NOTE: The ATV is equipped with
an RPM limiter that retards ignition
timing when maximum RPM is
approached. When the RPM limiter is activated, it could be misinterpreted as a high-speed misfire.
Auxiliary Brake Pedal
1. Clock/Engine Hour Meter - The
clock function indicates time in the
12-hour mode; the hour meter
indicates the total time the ATV
has run and cannot be reset to zero.
To set the clock, use the following
procedure.
A. With the ignition switch ON,
press and release the Mode
Button (3) until the Clock/
Engine Hour Meter (1) is displayed; then (if necessary)
press and release the Set/Reset
Button (4) to select the clock
display.
B. Press and hold the Set/Reset
Button (4) until the minutes
stop scrolling and the hour display starts to scroll. Momentarily release when the correct
hour is displayed; then repeatedly press and release the Set/
Reset Button (4) until the correct minutes are displayed.
CF117
 NOTE: Clock memory power is
Pressing the auxiliary brake pedal
supplied through the 15-amp
downward will apply the brake to the accessory fuse and verified during
rear wheels.
gauge “power-up” and reset. In the
event of clock memory power failSPEEDOMETER/LCD
ure (blown fuse, etc.), the gauge
(Digital)
will “power-up,” reset, and shut
 NOTE: All segments of the LCD down repeatedly until clock memwill activate for approximately two ory power is restored. Always
seconds when the ignition switch check the 15-amp accessory fuse
if this gauge condition is noted.
is rotated to the ON position.
 NOTE: The engine hour meter
will not activate until engine speed
exceeds 500 RPM.
CF236A
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2. Temperature Indicator - If the
engine
coolant
temperature
exceeds the normal operating
range, the temperature icon will
begin flashing and the LCD will
go blank for 30 seconds; then the
LCD will return to normal. However, the temperature icon will
continue to flash.
Continued operation with high
engine temperature may result in
engine damage or premature wear.
5. Fuel Level Indicator - Indicates
approximate amount of gasoline in
the gas tank.
 NOTE: When the bottom segment flashes, approximately 3.5 L
 NOTE: High engine RPM, low (0.92 U.S. gal.) of gasoline remains
vehicle speed, or heavy load can in the tank.
raise
engine
temperature.
6. Low Oil Pressure - Will be disDecreasing engine RPM, reducing
load, and selecting an appropriate
played during self-test at start-up.
transmission gear can lower the
It will not be displayed during nortemperature.
mal operation as oil pressure is not
monitored on these models.
 NOTE: Debris in front of the
engine (or packed between the
7. Odometer/Trip Meter - Odometer
cooling fins of the radiator) can
registers the total distance the
reduce cooling capacity. Using a
vehicle has traveled. The trip
garden hose, wash the radiator
meter is resetable and can be used
and the engine to remove any
to measure trip or trip legs. The
debris restricting air flow.
odometer cannot be reset.
CAUTION
Arctic Cat does not recommend
using a pressure washer to clean
the radiator core. The pressure may
bend or flatten the fins causing
restricted air flow, and electrical
components on the radiator could
be damaged. Use only a garden
hose with spray nozzle at normal tap
pressure.
 NOTE: To shift between the
odometer (ODO) or trip meter
(TRIP), press the Mode Button (3)
to select the distance mode; then
press the Set/Reset Button (4) to
select the desired display. Hold the
Set/Reset Button down to reset the
trip meter.
8. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates
which gear position is selected.
• R (reverse)/N (neutral)/L (low range)/
3. Mode Button - Shifts the gauge
H (high range)
through three set-up modes: speedometer/tachometer, distance, and  NOTE: An E will be displayed if
time.
there is an error caused by a noshift position signal.
 NOTE: The Mode Button must be
pressed and released to shift
9. High Beam Indicator - The High
modes. Approximately two secBeam icon will appear only when
onds after the Mode Button is
the headlights are on high beam.
released, the digital gauge will
return to full display.
10. 4WD Lock Indicator - Displays
LOCK when the front differential
4. Set/Reset Button - In conjunction
lock has been engaged.
with the Mode Button, sets and
resets various displays on the digi- 11. Drive Select Indicator - Displays
tal gauge. Also used to shift from
4WD when selected by the drive
speedometer function to tachomeselect switch or when the 4WD
ter function on the speedometer/
lock is engaged. The display is
tachometer gauge.
blank when in 2WD.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
CAUTION
12. Speedometer - Indicates the
approximate vehicle speed in
miles per hour (MPH) or kilometers per hour (km/h).
 NOTE: To change mph/km/h display, press and release Mode Button (3) until the icon (MPH/km/h)
appears; then press the Set Button
(4) to change the display.
Condition Warning Display - Uses
odometer/trip meter display of the
LCD to warn of a system error condition requiring attention.
A. Volt - The LCD will go blank
except the word VOLT will
flash on the LCD whenever a
low voltage (< 9 DC volts) or a
high voltage (> 16 DC volts) is
detected. When voltage returns
to normal, the gauge must be
reset by turning the ignition
key to the OFF position and
then to the ON position.
B. EFI - The LCD will go blank
except the letters EFI will flash
on the LCD whenever an electronic fuel injection error is
detected. After 30 seconds, the
LCD will return to normal;
however, the letters EFI will
continue to flash until the the
cause of the error is corrected.
CF094A
1. Clock/Engine Hour Meter - The
clock function indicates time in the
12-hour mode; the hour meter
indicates the total time the ATV
has run and cannot be reset to zero.
To set the clock, use the following
procedure.
A. With the ignition switch ON,
press and release the Mode
Button (3) until the Clock/
Engine Hour Meter (1) is displayed; then (if necessary)
press and release the Set/Reset
Button (4) to select the clock
display.
B. Press and hold the Set/Reset
Button (4) until the minutes
stop scrolling and the hour display starts to scroll. Momentarily release when the correct
hour is displayed; then repeatedly press and release the Set/
Reset Button (4) until the correct minutes are displayed.
 NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have  NOTE: Clock memory power is
the EFI error corrected and to have supplied through the 15-amp
the ECU reset as soon as possible. accessory fuse and verified during
gauge “power-up” and reset. In the
SPEEDOMETER/LCD
event of clock memory power fail(Analog/Digital)
ure (blown fuse, etc.), the gauge
 NOTE: All segments of the LCD will “power-up,” reset, and shut
will activate for approximately two down repeatedly until clock memseconds when the ignition switch ory power is restored. Always
check the 15-amp accessory fuse
is rotated to the ON position.
if this gauge condition is noted.
 NOTE: The engine hour meter
will not activate until engine speed
exceeds 500 RPM.
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8. Needle Indicator Display - Dis NOTE: The Mode Button must be
plays which speedometer function
pressed and released to shift
(MPH or km/h) or tachometer
modes. Approximately two secfunction (RPM) is selected.
onds after the Mode Button is
released, the digital gauge will  NOTE: The speedometer and
return to full display.
tachometer functions may be
4. Set/Reset Button - In conjunction switched by pressing the Set/
with the Mode Button, sets and Reset Button.
resets various displays on the digi9. 4WD Lock Indicator - Displays
tal gauge. Also used to shift from
LOCK when the front differential
speedometer function to tachomelock has been engaged.
ter function on the speedometer/
tachometer gauge.
10. Drive Select Indicator - Displays
4WD when selected by the drive
5. Odometer/Trip Meter (T1 and T2)
select switch or when the 4WD
- Odometer registers the total dislock is engaged. The display is
tance the vehicle has traveled. Trip
blank when in 2WD.
meters can register two distances
(for instance, T1 could register trip 11. High Beam Indicator - The High
distance and T2 could register disBeam icon will appear only when
tance between stops). The trip
the headlights are on high beam.
meters can be reset while the
odometer only registers accumulated miles/kilometers and the
odometer cannot be reset to zero.
All distances correspond to speedometer function selected (MPH or km/h).
 NOTE: To select the odometer
(ODO), trip #1 (T1), or trip #2 (T2),
press the Mode Button (3) to select
the distance mode; then press the
Set/Reset Button (4) to select the
desired display. Hold the Set/Reset
button down to reset trip meters.
CF101A
6. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates
which gear position is selected.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
• R (reverse)/N (neutral)/ L (low
2. Fuel Level Indicator - Indicates
range)/ H (high range).
approximate amount of gasoline in
the gas tank.
 NOTE: An E will be displayed if
there is an error caused by a no NOTE: When the bottom seg- shift position signal.
ment flashes, approximately 3.5 L
(0.92 U.S. gal.) of gasoline remains
7. Speedometer/Tachometer - A neein the tank.
dle indicates approximate vehicle
speed in mph or km/h when speed3. Mode Button - Shifts the gauge
ometer function is selected or rpm
through three set-up modes: speedwhen tachometer function is
ometer/tachometer, distance, and
selected.
time.
12. Battery Condition Indicator - The
speedometer/tachometer
needle
will not function and the LCD will
go blank except the word VOLT
will flash on the LCD whenever a
low voltage (< 9 DC volts) or high
voltage (>16 DC volts) is detected.
When voltage returns to normal,
the gauge must be reset by turning
the ignition key to OFF; then back
to ON.
 NOTE: High engine RPM, low
vehicle speed, or heavy load can
raise
engine
temperature.
Decreasing engine RPM, reducing
load, and selecting an appropriate
transmission gear can lower the
temperature.
 NOTE: Debris in front of the
engine (or packed between the
cooling fins of the radiator) can
reduce cooling capacity. Using a
garden hose, wash the radiator
and the engine to remove any
debris restricting air flow.
CAUTION
CF098A
Arctic Cat does not recommend
using a pressure washer to clean
the radiator core. The pressure may
bend or flatten the fins causing
restricted air flow, and electrical
components on the radiator could
be damaged. Use only a garden
hose with spray nozzle at normal tap
pressure.
13. Temperature Indicator - The
speedometer/tachometer
needle
will sweep full scale and the LCD
will go blank except the high temperature icon will flash. After 30 14. EFI Error Indicator - The speedometer/tachometer needle will
seconds, the speedometer/tachomsweep full scale and the LCD will
eter needle and LCD will return to
go blank except the letters EFI will
normal, but the temperature icon
flash on the LCD whenever an
will continue to flash. The icon
electronic fuel injection error code
should not be visible during noris detected. After 30 seconds, the
mal operation.
LCD and speedometer/tachometer
needle will return to normal, but
the letters EFI will continue to
flash on the LCD until the cause of
the error is corrected.
 NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have
the error corrected and the system
error reset as soon as possible.
CF099A
CAUTION
Continued operation with high
engine temperature may result in
engine damage or premature wear.
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2. Install the oil level stick and thread
into the engine case.
 NOTE: The oil level stick should
be threaded in for checking purposes.
FI001A
ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP
An electric fuel pump is incorporated
in the gas tank to deliver gasoline to the
fuel injector. The fuel pump is activated when the ignition switch is in the
ON position.
3. Remove the oil level stick; the
engine oil level should be above
the “L” mark but not higher than
the “F” mark.
CAUTION
Do not overfill the engine with oil.
Always make sure the oil level is
above the “L” mark but not higher
than the “F” mark.
 NOTE: Both the ignition and fuel
pump functions will be interrupted
by the Tilt Sensor if the ATV tips SEAT LATCH
over past 60°-70°. Righting the ATV
will reactivate the ignition and fuel
pump.
GAS HOSES
Replace the gas hoses every two years.
Damage from aging may not always be
visible.
OIL LEVEL STICK
AL676A
1. To remove the seat, lift up on the
latch release (located at the rear of
the seat); then raise the rear of the
seat and slide it rearward.
ATV-0100AA
There is an oil level stick for checking
the engine oil level. To check the oil
level, use the following procedure.
 NOTE: The ATV should be on
level ground when checking the
engine oil level.
2. To lock the seat into position, slide
the front of the seat into the seat
retainers and push down firmly on
the rear of seat. The seat should
automatically lock into position.
! WARNING
Make sure the seat is secure before
mounting the ATV. Severe personal
injury may result if the seat is not
properly secured.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
1. Unscrew the oil level stick and
wipe it with a clean cloth.
TAILGATE LATCH
(TBX)
1. To open a compartment, lift the
straps off the hatch lugs.
2. To close a compartment, pull the
straps over the hatch lugs.
SAFETY FLAG
BRACKET
A bracket is provided for mounting a
flag at the rear of the ATV.
RACK LOADING
1. To open the tailgate, pull the latch (Front and Rear)
739-569A
(located at the center of the tailgate). The front rack and rear rack are
designed to carry specified load capaci2. To close the tailgate, press forward ties. Always refer to the ATV Load
firmly. The tailgate will latch auto- Capacity Ratings Chart for proper
matically.
capacities.
CARGO BOX LATCH
HANDLES (TBX)
! WARNING
Make sure the loads on the front
and rear racks will not interfere with
the ATV controls or obstruct the
view of the operator. Also, make
sure the loads are evenly distributed, properly secured, and will not
shift while operating the ATV.
TRAILERING AND
TOWING
739-569B
1. To raise the cargo box, rotate
either handle upward; then raise
the cargo box.
! WARNING
Never use the racks as a towing or
trailering point.
2. To lower the cargo box, push down Arctic Cat ATV’s are equipped with a
firmly on the front of the box. The box frame-mounted receiver for a standard
will automatically lock into position. 5.1 cm (2 in.) receiver hitch. The standard receiver hitch must be purchased
SIDE STORAGE
separately.
COMPARTMENT (TBX)
738-424A
TB013
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Make sure that the load in the trailer
is properly secured and will not
shift while moving. Also, do not
overload the trailer.
! WARNING
1. Engage the brake lever lock and
place the transmission in gear.
2. Secure the ATV with load rated
hold-down straps.
Never exceed any of the ATV weight
restrictions.
 NOTE:
Suitable
hold-down
straps are available from your ArcTrailer Tongue Weight is the down- tic Cat ATV dealer. Ordinary rope is
ward force exerted on the hitch by the not recommended because it can
trailer coupler when the trailer is fully stretch under load.
loaded and the coupler is at its normal
towing height. Refer to the Load
Capacity Ratings Chart for tongue
weight information.
Always maintain a slow speed when
trailering and towing and avoid sudden
accelerations, quick maneuvers, and
sudden stops. Braking distance will be
affected when towing a trailer. When
towing a trailer, always maintain slow
speed and allow more stopping distance than when not towing a trailer.
! WARNING
Riding an ATV without extra caution
when towing a trailer will be hazardous. Trailer towing can affect the
handling and braking of the ATV.
Never tow a trailer without a rigid
tongue and never exceed 10 mph.
Avoid sudden accelerations and
stopping of the ATV. Do not make
quick maneuvers. Avoid uneven surfaces and do not tow on hills. Never
carry passengers in a trailer unless
the trailer is designed for such use.
Allow more stopping distance than
when not towing a trailer.
ATV-0067
CAUTION
If using additional hold-down straps
in any other areas, care must be
taken not to damage the ATV.
CAUTION
When transporting the ATV, make
sure the brake lever lock is engaged,
the transmission is in gear, and the
ATV is properly secured.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
When loading a trailer properly, two TRANSPORTING ATV
items are critical: Gross Trailer Weight
(the weight of the trailer plus cargo) When transporting the ATV, Arctic Cat
recommends that the ATV be in its norand Trailer Tongue Weight.
mal operating position (on all four
wheels) and the following procedure be
! WARNING
used.
GASOLINE-OILLUBRICANT
Recommended
Gasoline
The recommended gasoline to use in
this ATV is 87 minimum octane regular
unleaded. In many areas, oxygenates
(either ethanol or MTBE) are added to
the gasoline. Oxygenated gasolines
OILCHARTI
containing up to 10% ethanol, 5%
methane, or MTBE are acceptable gas- Recommended Front
Differential/Rear Drive
olines.
When using ethanol blended gasoline,
it is not necessary to add a gasoline
antifreeze since ethanol will prevent
the accumulation of moisture in the
fuel system.
Lubricant
 NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the
use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants.
The recommended lubricant (front differential and rear drive) is SAE
approved 80W-90 hypoid. This lubriCAUTION
cant meets all of the lubrication
Do not use white gas. Only Arctic requirements of the Arctic Cat ATV.
Cat approved gasoline additives
should be used.
Recommended Engine/
Transmission Oil
CAUTION
Any oil used in place of the recommended oil could cause serious
engine damage. Do not use oils
which contain graphite or molybdenum additives. These oils can
adversely affect clutch operation.
Also, not recommended are racing,
vegetable, non-detergent, and castor-based oils.
The recommended oil to use is Arctic
Cat ACX All Weather synthetic engine
oil, which has been specifically formulated for use in this Arctic Cat engine.
Although Arctic Cat ACX All Weather
synthetic engine oil is the only oil recommended for use in this engine, use
of any API certified SM 5W-50 oil is
acceptable.
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CAUTION
Any lubricant used in place of the
recommended lubricant could cause
serious front differential/rear drive
damage.
Filling Gas Tank
! WARNING
Always fill the gas tank in a wellventilated area. Never add gasoline
to the ATV gas tank near any open
flames or with the engine running or
hot. DO NOT SMOKE while filling
the gas tank.
Since gasoline expands as its temperature increases, the gas tank must be
filled to its rated capacity only. Expansion room must be maintained in the
tank particularly if the tank is filled
with cold gasoline and then moved to a
warm area.
ing the gas tank. A fire hazard could
materialize. Always allow the engine
to cool before filling the gas tank.
Brakes
Brake pads must be burnished to
achieve full braking effectiveness.
Braking distance will be extended until
Do not overfill the gas tank.
brake pads are properly burnished. To
properly burnish the brake pads, use
Tighten the gas tank cap securely after the following procedure.
filling the tank.
! WARNING
BREAK-IN PROCEDURE
! WARNING
Failure to properly burnish the brake
pads could lead to premature brake
pad wear or brake loss. Brake loss
can result in severe injury.
After the completion of the break-in
period, the engine oil and oil filter
should be changed. Other maintenance
after break-in should include checking
CAUTION
of all prescribed adjustments and tightening of all fasteners. At the discretion TO PROPERLY BURNISH THE
and expense of the owner/operator, the BRAKES, USE FOLLOWING PROCEATV may be taken to an authorized DURE:
Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this initial • Choose an area sufficiently large
to safely accelerate ATV to 30
service.
Engine
New ATV’s and renewed ATV engines
require a “break-in” period. The first
month is most critical to the life of this
ATV. Proper operation during this breakin period will help assure maximum life
and performance from the ATV.
mph and to brake to a stop.
• Accelerate to 30 mph; then compress brake lever to decelerate to
0-5 mph.
• Repeat procedure 5 times.
! WARNING
Do not attempt sudden stops or put
yourself into a situation where a sudden stop will be required until the
brake pads are properly burnished.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
During the first 10 hours of operation,
always use less than ½ throttle. Varying
the engine RPM during the break-in
period allows the components to “load”
(aiding the engine/transmission component mating process) and then “unload”
(allowing components to cool).
Although it is essential to place some
stress on the engine components during
ATV0049D
break-in, care should be taken not to
Allow the engine to cool before filling overload the engine too often. Do not
the gas tank. Care must be taken not to pull a trailer during the break-in period.
overfill the tank. If overfilled, gas may
leak onto the engine creating a fire When the engine starts, allow it to
warm up properly. Idle the engine sevhazard.
eral minutes until the engine has
reached normal operating temperature.
! WARNING
Do not idle the engine for excessively
Do not over-flow gasoline when filllong periods of time.
General Maintenance
 NOTE: Proper maintenance of
the ATV is important for optimum
performance. Follow the Maintenance Schedule and all ensuing
Maintenance Instructions/Information.
If the owner/operator does not feel
qualified to perform any of these maintenance procedures or checks, take the
ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for professional service.
 NOTE: The following instrucIf, at any time, abnormal noises, vibra- tions and information refer to spetions, or improper functioning of any cific items in the maintenance and
component of this ATV is detected, DO care of the ATV.
NOT OPERATE THE ATV. Take the
ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for inspection and adjustment or
repair.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Battery
Initial 100 Every 100 Every 300 Every 500
Page miles after miles or 1 miles or 3 miles or 6
break-in
month
months months
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I
I
* Engine nuts and bolts
-
I
I
* Valve clearance
-
I
I
Spark plug
76
76
I
I
I
Replace every 4000 miles or 18 months
Liquid cooling system
66
I
Oil cooler (700/1000)
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I
I
I
Throttle cable
76
I
Inspect every time before riding
Gas hoses
59
I
Inspect every time before riding
Engine/transmission oil and filter
68
R
Air filter
76
I
Air housing filter drain(s)
77
I
Gear lubricant
(Front differential - rear drive)
69
I
V-Belt
78
Spark arrester/muffler
79
59
I
Replace every 2 years
R
I
Inspect every time before riding
I
69
Replace every 4 years
I
I
C
Tires/air pressure
78/
34-36
I
Inspect every time before riding
* Brake components
70/71
I
Inspect every time before riding
Brake fluid
70
I
*Replace every 2 years
Brake hoses
70
I
*Replace every 4 years
* Steering
-
I
Inspect every time before riding
* Suspension (Ball joint boots,
drive axle boots front and rear, tie
rods, differential and rear drive bellows)
-
I
Inspect every time before riding
* Chassis nuts and bolts
-
I
Frame/welds/racks
-
I
-
I
80
I
Electrical connections
Headlight/taillight-brakelight
T
I
I
Inspect every time before riding
I=Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, replace as necessary * = Dealer maintenance
T=Tighten R = Replace C = Clean
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Item
LIQUID COOLING
SYSTEM
700/1000
 NOTE: Debris in front of the
engine or packed between the
cooling fins of the radiator can
reduce cooling capability. Using a
garden hose, wash the radiator to
remove any debris preventing air
flow.
CAUTION
Arctic Cat does not recommend
using a pressure washer to clean
the radiator core. The pressure may
bend or flatten the fins causing
restricted air flow, and electrical
components on the radiator could
be damaged. Use only a garden
hose with spray nozzle at normal tap
pressure.
The cooling system capacity can be
found in the specifications chart. The
cooling system should be inspected
daily for leakage and damage. If leakage or damage is detected, take the
ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for service. Also, the coolant
level should be checked periodically.
CAUTION
Continued operation of the ATV with
high engine temperature may result
in engine damage or premature
wear.
FI465A
450/550
FI476
2. On the 700/1000, lift the front of
the access panel; then slide the
panel forward to disengage the two
rear tabs.
3. On the 700/1000, move the panel
rearward until free of the rack. On
the 450/550, move the panel forward until free of the ATV.
4. Carefully rotate the radiator cap
counterclockwise to release pressure; then remove the cap.
 NOTE: High engine RPM, low
vehicle speed, or heavy load can
raise
engine
temperature.
Decreasing engine RPM, reducing
load, and selecting an appropriate
transmission gear can lower the
temperature.
Checking/Filling
1. On the 700/1000, remove the two
screws from the front of the radiator access panel. On the 450/550,
remove the four screws securing
the radiator access panel.
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CF142A
5. Add coolant as necessary; then
install the radiator cap and access
panel.
 NOTE: Use a good quality, biodegradable glycol-based, automotive-type antifreeze.
! WARNING
Never check the coolant level when
the engine is hot or the cooling system is under pressure.
CAUTION
Failure to remove dirt and debris
from the radiator prior to operating
the ATV may cause overheating
resulting in severe engine damage.
CAUTION
Arctic Cat does not recommend
using a pressure washer to clean
the radiator core. The pressure may
bend or flatten the fins causing
restricted air flow, and electrical
components on the radiator could
be damaged. Use only a garden
hose with spray nozzle at normal tap
pressure.
OIL COOLER (700/
1000)
CAUTION
After operating the ATV for the initial
5-10 minutes, stop the engine, allow
the engine to cool down, and check
the coolant level. Add coolant as
necessary.
Maintenance
(Mud Pro)
When operating in muddy conditions, it
is extremely important to clean the radiator core frequently. Arctic Cat requires
inspecting and/or flushing the radiator
core before each use to prevent overheating resulting in severe engine damage. After cleaning, shine a light
through the radiator core while observing from the opposite side to determine
if all dirt and debris have been removed.
 NOTE: It is necessary to remove
four machine screws securing the
protective screen to the front of
the radiator and move it forward to
properly flush the radiator core.
Make sure to secure the screen to
the radiator after cleaning.
KC0083
 NOTE: Dirt and debris must be
cleaned from the cooling fins regularily to ensure proper engine oil
cooling.
CAUTION
Continued operation of the ATV with
high engine temperature may result
in engine damage or premature
wear.
 NOTE: High engine RPM, low
vehicle speed, or heavy load can
raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and
selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature.
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE
When filling the cooling system, use a
coolant/water mixture which will satisfy the coldest anticipated weather
conditions of the area in accordance
with the coolant manufacturer’s recommendations. While the cooling system
is being filled, air pockets may
develop; therefore, run the engine for
five minutes after the initial fill, shut
the engine off, and then fill the cooling
system to the bottom of the stand pipe
in the radiator neck.
SHOCK ABSORBERS
Each shock absorber should be visibly
checked weekly for excessive fluid
leakage (some seal leakage may be
observed but it does not indicate the
shock is in need of replacement), cracks
or breaks in the lower case, or a bent
shock rod. If any one of these conditions
is detected, replacement is necessary.
 NOTE: When the ATV is operated in
extremely cold weather (-23°C/-10°F
or colder), a small amount of leakage
may be present. Unless the leakage is
excessive, replacement is not necessary.
The shock absorber has a spring force
adjustment sleeve with five adjustment
positions to allow the spring to be
adjusted for different riding and loading conditions. If the spring action is
too soft or too stiff, adjust it according
to the chart.
GENERAL
LUBRICATION
Cables
None of the cables require lubrication;
however, it is advisable to lubricate the
ends of the cables periodically with a
good cable lubricant.
Engine/Transmission
Oil and Filter
 NOTE: Refer to the recommended oil viscosity chart (on
page 62) in this manual for the
proper engine oil.
Change the engine oil and oil filter at
the scheduled intervals. The engine
should always be warm when the oil is
changed so the oil will drain easily and
completely.
1. Park the ATV on level ground.
2. Loosen the oil level stick. Be careful not to allow contaminates to
enter the opening.
CD453
 NOTE: Before attempting to
adjust suspension, clean dirt and
debris from the sleeve and remove
load from the suspension; then
use the spanner wrench to adjust
the sleeve to the desired position.
Position
Spring
Force
1
Setting
Load
Soft
Light
Stiff
Heavy
CF109M
3. Remove the drain plug from the
bottom of the engine and drain the
oil into a drain pan.
2
3
4
5
Stronger
733-441A
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4. Using the oil filter wrench and a
ratchet handle (or a socket or boxend wrench), remove the old oil
filter and dispose of properly. Do
not re-use oil filter.
 NOTE: Clean up any excess oil
after removing the filter.
5. Apply oil to the new filter O-ring
and check to make sure it is positioned correctly; then install the
new oil filter. Tighten securely.
CF107B
6. Install the engine drain plug and
tighten it securely. Pour the recommended oil in the filler hole.
Install the level stick.
7. Start the engine (while the ATV is
outside on level ground) and allow
it to idle for a few minutes.
9. Inspect the area around the drain
plug and oil filter for leaks.
Front Differential And
Rear Drive Gear
Lubricant (Inspecting/
Changing)
Inspect and change the gear lubricant in
each according to the Maintenance
Schedule. When changing the lubricant,
use approved SAE 80W-90 hypoid oil
and use the following procedure.
CAUTION
Inspect the oil for any signs of metal
filings or water. If found, take the
ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for servicing.
5. Pour recommended oil into each
filler hole.
1. Place the ATV on level ground.
2. Remove each oil filler plug.
3. Drain the oil into a drain pan by
removing in turn the drain plug
from each.
CF113A
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE
8. Turn the engine off and wait
approximately
one
minute.
Recheck the oil level.
CF106C
4. After all the oil has been drained,
install the drain plugs and tighten
securely.
Brake Lever Lock
CF116A
 NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends
738-420B
the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubri- Check to make sure the brake lever
cants.
lock engages properly and that the
brake (when engaged) locks the
6. Install the filler plugs.
wheels.
HYDRAULIC HAND
BRAKE
1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times.
2. Engage the brake lever lock.
! WARNING
Be sure to inspect the hydraulic
brake system before each use.
Always maintain brakes according
to the Maintenance Schedule.
Brake Fluid
3. Attempt to push the ATV.
 NOTE: The brake lever lock must
lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take
the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer for service.
Check the brake fluid level in the brake Brake Hoses
fluid reservoir. If the level in the reservoir is not visible in the sight glass, add Carefully inspect the hydraulic brake
hoses for cracks or other damage. If
DOT 4 brake fluid.
found, take the ATV to an authorized
Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have the
brake hoses replaced.
Brake Pads
738-420A
 NOTE: If the sight glass appears
dark, there is a sufficient amount
of fluid in the reservoir.
CAUTION
Be careful not to spill any fluid when
filling the brake fluid reservoir. Wipe
away spilled fluid immediately.
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The clearance between the brake pads
and brake discs is adjusted automatically as the brake pads wear. The only
maintenance that is required is replacement of the brake pads when they show
excessive wear. Check the thickness of
each of the brake pads as follows:
1. Remove a front wheel.
2. Measure the thickness of each
brake pad.
3. If thickness of either brake pad is
less than 1.0 mm (0.039 in.), take
the ATV to an authorized Arctic
Cat ATV dealer to have brake pads
replaced.
2. Press the auxiliary brake pedal
several times to check for firmness.
3. If the pedal is not firm, the system
must be bled.
 NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this
service.
PROTECTIVE RUBBER
BOOTS
PR376B
The protective boots should be
inspected periodically according to the
Maintenance Schedule.
4. Install the wheel and tighten using Ball Joint Boots
a crisscross pattern to 40 ft-lb.
(Upper and Lower/
The auxiliary brake must be maintained to be fully functional.
! WARNING
Be sure to inspect the auxiliary
brake system before each use.
Always maintain brakes according
to the Maintenance Schedule.
1. Check the brake fluid level in the
reservoir. The fluid level must be
maintained between the MAX and
MIN level marks. If the level in
the reservoir is low, add DOT 4
brake fluid.
CC791
1. Secure the ATV on a support stand
to elevate the front wheels.
2. Remove both front wheels.
3. Inspect the four ball joint boots for
cracks, tears, or perforations.
4. Check the ball joint for free-play
by grasping the steering knuckle
and turning it from side to side and
up and down.
CD474A
5. If boot damage is present or ball
joint free-play seems excessive,
contact an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer for service.
 NOTE: The brake fluid reservoir
is located under the seat.
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Right and Left)
AUXILIARY BRAKE
Tie Rod Boots (Inner
and Outer/Right and
Left)
1. Inspect all drive axle boots for
cracks, tears, or perforations.
2. If boot damage is present, contact
an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for service.
BATTERY
The battery is located under the seat.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
After being in service, batteries require
regular cleaning and recharging in
order to deliver peak performance and
CC792 maximum service life. The following
procedures are recommended for
Secure the ATV on a support stand cleaning and maintaining a sealed batto elevate the front wheels.
tery. Always read and follow instrucRemove both front wheels.
tions provided with battery chargers
Inspect the four tie rod boots for and battery products.
cracks, tears, or perforations.
 NOTE: Battery maintenance can
Check the tie rod end free-play by be performed by the ATV owner if
grasping the tie rod near the end qualified to do so. If the owner
and attempting to move it up and does not feel qualified, take the
ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat
down.
ATV dealer for this service. This
If boot damage is present or tie rod service is at the discretion and
end free-play seems excessive, expense of the ATV owner.
contact an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer for service.
! WARNING
Drive Axle Boots
Anytime service is performed on a
battery, the following must be
observed: keep sparks, open flame,
cigarettes, or any other flame away.
Always wear safety glasses. Protect skin and clothing when handing
a battery. When servicing battery in
enclosed space, keep the area wellventilated.
CC793
1. Remove the battery hold-down;
then disconnect the battery cables
(negative cable first).
2. Remove the battery from the battery compartment; then thoroughly
wash the battery and battery compartment with soap and water.
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3. Using a wire brush, clean the battery posts and cable ends removing
all corrosive buildup. Replace
damaged cables or cable ends.
CAUTION
Do not remove seal strip.
! WARNING
Battery acid is harmful if it contacts
eyes, skin, or clothing. Care must be
taken whenever handling a battery.
4. Using a multimeter, test the battery
voltage. The meter must read at
least 12.5 DC Volts for a fully
charged battery.
! WARNING
An overheated battery could explode
causing severe injury or death.
Always monitor charging times and
charge rates carefully. Stop charging
if the battery becomes very warm to
the touch. Allow it to cool before
resuming charging.
Battery Charging Chart
(Constant-Current Charger)
Battery
Voltage (DC)
Charge
State
Charge Time
Required
(at 1.5-2.0
Amps)
12.5 or more
100%
None
12.2-12.4
75%-99%
3-6 hours
12.0-12.2
50%-74%
5-11 hours
11.0-11.9
25%-49%
13 hours
(minimum)
11.5 or less
0-24%
20 hours
(minimum)
 NOTE: If the battery voltage is
 NOTE: At this point, if the meter 11.5 DC Volts or less, some charreads as specified, the battery may gers may “cut off” and fail to
be returned to service (see step 8). charge. If this occurs, connect a
fully charged booster battery in
5. If the meter reads less than speci- parallel (positive to positive and
fied voltage, charge the battery negative to negative) for a short
using the following guidelines.
period of time with the charger
connected. After 10-15 minutes,
A. When using an automatic bat- disconnect the booster battery
tery charger, always follow the leaving the charger connected and
charger manufacturer’s instruc- the charger should continue to
tions.
charge. If the charger “cuts off,”
replace the battery.
B. When using a constant-current
battery charger, use the follow6. After charging the battery for the
ing Battery Charging Chart.
specified time, remove the battery
charger and allow the battery to sit
CAUTION
for 1-2 hours.
Never exceed the standard charging
rate.
7. Connect the multimeter and test
the battery voltage. The meter
should read at least 12.5 DC Volts.
If the voltage is as specified, the
battery is ready for service.
 NOTE: If voltage in step 7 is
below specifications, charge the
battery an additional 1-5 hours;
then retest.
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE
 NOTE: If battery posts, cable
ends, or the battery case has a
build-up of white/green powder
residue, apply water and baking
soda to neutralize acid; then flush
off with warm soapy water.
8. Place the battery in the battery
compartment; then coat the battery
posts and cable ends with a light
coat of multi-purpose grease.
Jump-Starting
 NOTE: Arctic Cat does not recommend jump-starting a vehicle
with a dead battery but rather to
remove the battery, service it, and
CAUTION
correctly charge it; however, in an
Before installing the battery, make emergency, it may be necessary to
sure the ignition switch is in the OFF jump-start a vehicle. If so, use the
position.
following procedure to carefully
and safely complete this procedure.
9. Connect the battery cables (positive cable first); then install the
! WARNING
battery hold-down.
CAUTION
Connecting cables in reverse (positive to negative and negative to positive) can cause serious damage to
the electrical system.
 NOTE: Arctic Cat highly recommends all ATV batteries be connected to a maintenance charger
during storage or any extended
period of non-use. This charger
MUST have an automatic float,
storage-safe, or pulse maintenance mode to avoid battery damage
due
to
long-term
overcharging. To connect the
maintenance charger, use any of
the following procedures.
A. Remove the battery cover; then
connect the charger leads (positive cable first) directly to the
battery.
B. Locate the rear accessory connector and connect the charger
leads (positive cable first)
directly to the connector.
C. Using an appropriate adapter,
connect the charger to any DC
power outlet.
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Improper handling or connecting of
a battery may result in severe injury
including acid burns, electrical
burns, or blindness as a result of an
explosion. Always remove rings and
watches.
1. On the vehicle to be jump-started,
remove the battery cover and any
terminal boots.
! WARNING
Anytime service is performed on a
battery, the following must be
observed: keep sparks, open flame,
cigarettes, or any other flame away.
Always wear safety glasses. Protect skin and clothing when handling a battery. When servicing
battery in enclosed space, keep the
area well-ventilated. Make sure battery venting is not obstructed.
2. Inspect the battery for any signs of
electrolyte leaks, loose terminals,
or bulging sides. Leaking or bulging battery cases may indicate a
frozen or shorted battery.
! WARNING
If any of these conditions exist, DO
NOT attempt a jump-start, boost, or
charge the battery. An explosion
could occur causing serious injury.
CAUTION
Always make sure the electrical systems are of the same voltage and
ground polarity prior to connecting
jumper cables. If not, severe electrical damage may occur.
4. Move the vehicle to be used for
the jump-start close enough to
ensure the jumper cables easily
reach; then shift into neutral, set
and lock the brakes, shut off all
electrical accessories, and turn the
ignition switch OFF.
 NOTE: Make sure all switches on
the vehicle to be jump-started are
turned OFF.
5. Disconnect all external accessories
such as cell phones, GPS units,
and radios on both vehicles.
CAUTION
Failure to disconnect electronic
accessories during jump-starting
may cause system damage due to
power spikes.
6. Attach one clamp of the positive
(red) jumper cable to the positive (+)
terminal (1) of the dead battery (C)
being careful not to touch any metal
with the other clamp; then attach the
other clamp of the positive (red)
jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal (2) of the good battery (B).
 NOTE: Some jumper cables may
be the same color but the clamps
or ends will be color-coded red
and black.
7. Attach one clamp of the negative
(black) jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal (3) of the good battery (B); then attach the other
clamp of the negative (black)
jumper cable (4) to an unpainted
metal surface (A) on the engine or
frame well away from the dead battery and fuel system components.
! WARNING
Never make the final connection to
a battery as a spark could ignite
hydrogen gases causing an explosion of the battery resulting in acid
burns or blindness.
8. Stand well away from the dead
battery and start the vehicle with
the good battery. Allow the vehicle to run for several minutes
applying some charge to the dead
battery.
9. Start the vehicle with the dead battery and allow it to run for several
minutes before disconnecting the
jumper cables.
10. Remove the jumper cables in
opposite order of hook-up (4, 3, 2,
1). Be careful not to short cables
against bare metal.
 NOTE: Have the battery and electrical system checked prior to
operating the vehicle again.
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3. Inspect the vehicle to be used for
jump-starting to determine if voltage
and ground polarity are compatible.
The vehicle must have a 12-volt DC,
negative ground electrical system.
SPARK PLUG(S)
When installing the spark plug, be sure
to tighten it securely. A new spark plug
should be tightened 1/2 turn once the
washer contacts the cylinder head. A
used spark plug should be tightened 1/8
- 1/4 turn once the washer contacts the
cylinder head.
The ATV comes equipped with a specified spark plug. See the appropriate
specifications chart for the correct spark
plug. A light brown insulator indicates
that the plug is correct. A white or dark
insulator indicates that the engine may
need to be serviced or the carburetor THROTTLE CABLE
may need to be adjusted. Consult an ADJUSTMENT
authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer if the
plug insulator is not a light brown color. To adjust the throttle cable free-play:
To help prevent cold weather fouling, 1. Loosen the jam nut from the throtmake sure to thoroughly warm up the
tle cable adjuster.
engine before operating.
2. Slide the rubber boot away and
To maintain a hot, strong spark, keep
turn the adjuster until the throttle
the plug free of carbon.
lever has proper free-play of 3-6
mm (1/8-1/4 in.).
Before removing the spark plug, be
sure to clean the area around the spark
plug. If you do not, dirt could enter
engine when removing or installing the
spark plug.
ATV-0047
ATV-0051
3. Tighten the jam nut against the
throttle cable adjuster securely;
then slide the rubber boot over the
adjuster.
Adjust the gap to specified amount (see AIR FILTER
appropriate specifications chart) for
proper ignition. Use a feeler gauge to The air filter inside the air filter housing must be kept clean to provide good
check the gap.
engine power and gas mileage. If the
ATV is used under normal conditions,
service the filter at the intervals specified in the Maintenance Schedule. If
operated in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions, inspect and service the filter
more frequently. Use the following
procedure to remove the filter and
inspect and/or clean it.
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CAUTION
Failure to inspect the air filter frequently if the ATV is used in dusty,
wet, or muddy conditions can damage the engine.
4. Fill a wash pan larger than the element with a non-flammable solvent; then dip the element in the
solvent and wash it.
 NOTE: Foam Air Filter Cleaner
and Foam Air Filter Oil are avail1. Raise the storage compartment able from Arctic Cat.
cover; then slide the cover forward
5. Squeeze the element by pressing it
and off the compartment. Remove
between the palms of both hands
the storage compartment.
to remove excess solvent. Do not
twist or ring the element or it will
develop cracks.
6. Dry the element.
7. Put the element in a plastic bag;
then pour in air filter oil and work
the oil into the element.
8. Squeeze the element to remove
excess oil.
CAUTION
A torn air filter can cause damage to
the ATV engine. Dirt and dust may
get inside the engine if the element
is torn. Carefully examine the element for tears before and after
cleaning it. Replace the element with
a new one if it is torn.
CD671
9.
2. Remove the wing nuts securing the
air filter housing cover and the air
filter/frame assembly.
10.
3. Remove the foam element from
the frame making sure not to tear 11.
the element.
Clean any dirt or debris from
inside the air cleaner.
Install the air filter/frame assembly
and cover.
Install the storage compartment
and cover.
AIR FILTER HOUSING
DRAIN(S)
Inspect the “duck bill” drain(s) beneath
the main housing for debris and for
proper sealing.
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE
CD669
TIRES
! WARNING
Always use the size and type of
tires as specified. Refer to the specifications chart for proper tire inflation pressure, and always maintain
proper tire inflation pressure.
GZ018A
DRAINING V-BELT
COVER
Tire Tread Condition
The use of worn-out tires on an ATV is
very dangerous. A tire is considered to
be worn out when the depth of the tread
is less than 3 mm (1/8 in.). Be sure to
replace the tires before reaching this
minimum specification.
CF110A
 NOTE: If the ATV has been
driven through water, the V-belt
cover must be drained of any
water.
To drain the belt cover, use the following procedure.
1. Place the ATV on a level surface.
0732-649
! WARNING
The use of worn-out tires can be
dangerous and can increase the
risk of an accident.
Tire Replacement
2. Remove the drain bolt from the
cover and allow the water to drain The ATV has low-pressure tubeless
tires. Air is sealed by the contact surout.
faces of the inner wheel rim and the tire
3. Shift the range lever to the neutral bead. If either the inner wheel rim or
position; then start the engine.
tire bead is damaged, air may leak. Be
extremely careful not to damage these
4. Increase and decrease engine RPM areas when replacing tires.
several times to “blow out” any
water; then stop the engine.
It is very important to use the proper
tools when repairing or replacing tires
5. Install the drain bolt and tighten to prevent damage to the tire bead or
securely.
wheel rims. If proper tools and related
 NOTE: The V-belt and pulleys items are not available, have this mainshould be inspected every 500 tenance performed by an authorized
miles and the belt replaced (if nec- Arctic Cat ATV dealer or a qualified
tire repair station.
essary).
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CAUTION
! WARNING
When breaking the tire bead loose
from the wheel, be extremely careful
not to damage the inner wheel surface or the tire bead.
Wait until the muffler cools to avoid
burns.
! WARNING
1. Remove the three cap screws
securing the spark arrester assembly to the muffler.
Use only Arctic Cat approved tires
when replacing tires. Failure to do
so could result in unstable ATV
operation.
Tubeless Tire Repair
Should a leak or flat tire occur due to a
puncture, the tire may be repaired
using a plug-type repair. If the damage
is from a cut or if the puncture cannot
be repaired using a plug, the tire must
be replaced. When operating the ATV
in areas where transportation or service
facilities are not readily available, it is
strongly recommended to carry a plugtype repair kit and a tire pump along.
WHEELS
1. Park the ATV on level ground and
engage the brake lever lock.
CF104
2. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel
2.
Using
a
suitable
brush,
clean
the
to be removed.
carbon deposits from the screen tak3. Elevate the ATV.
ing care not to damage the screen.
4. Remove the lug nuts.
 NOTE: If the screen or gasket is
5. Remove the wheel.
damaged in any way, it must be
6. Install the wheel and install the lug replaced.
nuts.
3. Install the spark arrester assembly
7. Tighten the nuts in a crisscross
and secure with the three cap
pattern to 40 ft-lb.
screws. Tighten cap screws to 48
8. Remove the jack.
in.-lb.
MUFFLER/SPARK
ARRESTER
The muffler has a spark arrester which
must be periodically cleaned. At the
intervals shown in the Maintenance
Schedule, clean the spark arrester using
the following procedure.
LIGHT BULB
REPLACEMENT
The wattage rating of each bulb is
shown in the chart. When replacing a
burned bulb, always use the same wattage rating.
Headlight
12V/27W (4)
Taillight/Brakelight
12V/8W/27W
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE
CF105A
CAUTION
2. To remove the bulb from the socket,
pull it straight out of the socket.
Use only specified bulbs indicated in
the chart as replacement bulbs.
3. To install the bulb, push it straight
into the socket.
Headlight
 NOTE: The bulb portion of the
headlight is fragile. HANDLE WITH
CARE. When replacing the headlight bulb, do not touch the glass
portion of the bulb. If the glass is
touched, it must be cleaned with a
dry cloth before installing. Skin oil
residue on the bulb will shorten
the life of the bulb.
To replace the headlight bulb, use the
following procedure.
1. Rotate the bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove from the
headlight housing; then disconnect
from the wiring harness.
2. Connect the new bulb assembly to
the wiring harness connector; then
insert into the headlight housing
and rotate fully clockwise.
CAUTION
When replacing the headlight bulb,
be careful not to touch the glass
portion of the bulb. Grasp the new
bulb with a clean cloth.
CF132A
4. Insert the socket into the housing
and rotate it clockwise.
CHECKING/ADJUSTING
HEADLIGHT AIM
The headlights can be adjusted vertically
and horizontally. The geometric center
of the HIGH beam light zone is to be
used for vertical and horizontal aiming.
1. Position the ATV on a level floor so
the headlights are approximately 6.1
m (20 ft) from an aiming surface
(wall or similar aiming surface).
Taillight/Brakelight
To replace the taillight/brakelight bulb,
use the following procedure.
1. Rotate the socket counterclockwise
and remove it from the housing.
ATV-0070
 NOTE: There should be an average operating load on the ATV
when adjusting the headlight aim.
2. Measure the distance from the
floor to the mid-point of each
headlight.
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3. Using the measurements obtained
in step 2, make horizontal marks
on the aiming surface.
550/700/700 TBX/Thundercat
5. Switch on the lights. Make sure
the HIGH beam is on. DO NOT
USE LOW BEAM.
6. Observe each headlight beam aim.
Proper aim is when the most intense
beam is centered on the vertical
mark 5 cm (2 in.) below the horizontal mark on the aiming surface.
7. Adjust each headlight until correct
aim is obtained by turning the
knob clockwise to raise or counterclockwise to lower the beam.
2411-080
700 H1 Mud Pro
2411-079
1000 H2 Mud Pro
2411-091
CAUTION
CD714A
FUSES
The fuses are located in a power distribution module under the seat. If there
is any type of electrical system failure,
always check the fuses first.
Always replace a blown fuse with a
fuse of the same type and rating. If
the new fuse blows after a short
period of use, consult an authorized
Arctic Cat ATV dealer immediately.
ELECTRICAL OUTPUT
TERMINALS
Two output terminals for electrical
accessories are located on the front and
 NOTE: To remove the fuse, com- rear wiring harnesses. The accessory
press the locking tabs on either plug is located on the instrument pod.
side of the fuse cover and lift out.
CAUTION
450 H1
Always use electrical accessories
less than 180W.
2411-090
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE
4. Make vertical marks which intersect the horizontal marks on the
aiming surface directly in front of
the headlights.
STORAGE
COMPARTMENT/
TOOLS
The storage compartment is above the
engine in front of the seat.
A basic tool kit is provided with the
ATV. Maintain the tool kit with the
ATV at all times.
AL675
ATV-1097
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Preparation for Storage
CAUTION
4. Plug the hole in the exhaust system with a clean cloth.
Prior to storing the ATV, it must be
properly serviced to prevent rusting
and component deterioration.
5. Apply light oil to the upper steering post bushing and plungers of
the shock absorbers.
Arctic Cat recommends the following
procedure to prepare the ATV for storage. An authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer should perform this service;
however, the owner/operator may perform this service if desired.
1. Clean the seat cushion (cover and
base) with a damp cloth and allow
to dry.
2. Clean the ATV thoroughly by
washing dirt, oil, grass, and other
foreign matter from the entire
ATV. Allow the ATV to dry thoroughly. DO NOT get water into
any part of the engine or air intake.
3. Either drain the gas tank or add a
fuel stabilizer to the gas in the gas
tank. Remove the air filter housing
cover and air filter. Start the
engine and allow it to idle; then
using Arctic Cat Engine Preserver,
rapidly inject the preserver into the
air filter opening for a period of 10
to 20 seconds. Install the air filter
and housing cover.
6. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws,
and screws. Make sure rivets holding components together are tight.
Replace all loose rivets. Care must
be taken that all calibrated nuts,
cap screws, and bolts are tightened
to specifications.
7. Fill the cooling system to the bottom of the stand pipe in the radiator neck with properly mixed
coolant.
8. Disconnect the battery cables
(negative cable first); then remove
the battery, clean the battery posts
and cables, and store in a clean,
dry area.
9. Store the ATV indoors in a level
position.
CAUTION
Avoid storing outside in direct sunlight and avoid using a plastic cover
as moisture will collect on the ATV
causing rusting.
CAUTION
If the interior of the air filter housing
is dirty, clean the area before starting the engine.
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Preparation after Storage
Taking the ATV out of storage and correctly preparing it will assure many
miles and hours of trouble-free riding.
Arctic Cat recommends the following
procedure to prepare the ATV.
1. Clean the ATV thoroughly.
2. Clean the engine. Remove the
cloth from the exhaust system.
3. Check all control wires and cables
for signs of wear or fraying.
Replace if necessary.
4. Change the engine/transmission
oil and filter.
5. Check the coolant level and add
properly mixed coolant as necessary.
6. Charge the battery; then install.
Connect the battery cables making
sure to connect the positive cable
first.
CAUTION
Before installing the battery, make
sure the ignition switch is in the OFF
position.
7. Check the entire brake systems
(fluid level, pads, etc.), all controls, headlights, taillight, brakelight, and headlight aim; adjust or
replace if necessary.
8. Check the tire pressure. Inflate to
recommended pressure as necessary.
9. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws,
and screws making sure all calibrated nuts, cap screws, and bolts
are tightened to specifications.
10. Make sure the steering moves
freely and does not bind.
11. Check the spark plug. Clean or
replace as necessary.
12. Follow the recommendations
found in the pre-start inspection.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) extends a limited warranty on each new
Arctic Cat ATV it manufactures and on each genuine Arctic Cat ATV part and accessory
manufactured or sold by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Warranty on an Arctic Cat ATV
is extended to the original retail purchaser; however, the balance of the unused warranty
may be transferred to a second party.
Arctic Cat warrants only the products it manufactures and/or sells and does not warrant that
other products will function properly when used with an Arctic Cat ATV or will not damage
the ATV. Arctic Cat does not assume any liability for incidental or consequential damages.
Arctic Cat will repair or replace, at its option, free of charge (including any related labor
charges), any parts that are found to be warrantable in material or workmanship. This repair
work MUST be done by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. No transportation charges,
rental charges, or inconvenience costs will be paid by Arctic Cat. The warranty is validated
upon examination of said parts by Arctic Cat or an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Arctic
Cat reserves the right to inspect such parts at its factory for final determination if warranty
should apply.
The warranty periods are as follows:
1. Six months from the date of sale — for an Arctic Cat ATV used for recreational purposes.
2. Ninety days from date of sale — for an Arctic Cat ATV used for commercial purposes,
including rental operations.
3. Thirty days from date of sale of ATV on Arctic Cat supplied batteries.
4. Thirty days from date of sale — for all dealer installed genuine Arctic Cat service parts
and accessories.
5. Until expiration of the new product warranty (paragraphs 1 and 2 above) — for all eligible replacement parts on new product.
Exclusions to this warranty include normal wear, abuse, or corrosion and the following parts
and items:
Tires
CV Boots
Torn or Punctured Upholstery
Oil Filter
Drive Belt
Cracks or Gouges in Body Panels
Air Filter
Brake Pads
Drive/Driven Clutch Wear Parts
Light Bulbs
Spark Plug(s)
The following will VOID Arctic Cat’s warranty:
1. Failure to perform the proper break-in procedure and all related maintenance, storage
procedures (if stored for extended periods), and/or service as recommended in the
Operator’s Manual.
2. Repairs and/or adjustments by anyone other than an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
3. Use of improper carburetor main jets.
4. Use of improper gasoline, lubricating oils, or spark plug.
5. An accident or subjecting the ATV to misuse, abuse, or negligent operation.
6. Any modification, addition, or removal of parts unless instructed to do so by Arctic Cat.
7. Use of the ATV in any way for racing purposes.
8. Removal of the engine for use in another vehicle.
9. Removal or mutilation of the Vehicle Identification Number or Engine Serial Number.
10. Use of parts not sold or approved by Arctic Cat.
11. Damage due to improper transportation.
In consideration of the foregoing, any implied warranty is limited in duration to the various
warranty periods set forth. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state or country to country. Some states do not
allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not
apply to you.
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WARRANTY PROCEDURE/
OWNER RESPONSIBILITY
At the time of sale, an ATV Rider Training Certificate and Owner Registration form is to be
completed by the selling dealer and consumer. The receipt of the form by Arctic Cat is a
condition precedent to warranty coverage. It is the selling dealer’s responsibility to retain
and/or submit appropriate copies of the form to the appropriate place(s) to initiate warranty coverage.
The dealer will furnish to the consumer a signed copy of the form which must be presented to the dealer when requesting warranty service. The registration form is the consumer’s proof of ownership and warranty eligibility. The form is used by the dealer to
validate the warranty claim. Retain your copy of the form and keep it in a safe place.
When warranty repair is suspected, the ATV should be taken to the selling dealer, who has
the primary responsibility to perform warranty repairs. In the event the selling dealer has
ceased to do business, you have moved, or you are in a location away from your selling
dealer, warranty may be performed by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
The authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will examine the ATV or part to determine if, in his
opinion, a warrantable condition exists. If a warrantable condition appears to exist, the
dealer will repair or replace, at Arctic Cat’s option, free of charge, including any related
labor costs, all parts that are found to be warrantable and any other parts which the warrantable part caused to be damaged. You, the owner, will then be asked to sign a warranty
form to ensure Arctic Cat that the warranty work was actually performed.
It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain and service the ATV in accordance with Arctic
Cat’s recommendations in the Operator’s Manual. To protect yourself and your ATV, follow
all safety and service tips. Arctic Cat will NOT warrant repairs required as a result of
not performing standard operator maintenance, storage procedures, and service as
outlined in the Operator’s Manual.
Should you have any questions concerning the warranty, contact an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer.
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS,
OWNERSHIP, OR WARRANTY TRANSFER
Arctic Cat Inc. keeps on file the current name and address of the owner of this
ATV. This will allow Arctic Cat to reach the current owner with any important
safety information which may be necessary to protect customers from personal
injury or property damage. Please make sure a copy of this form is completed
and returned to Arctic Cat Inc. if you move or if the ATV is sold to another party.
This form may also be used to transfer the unused portion of the original warranty to a second party. In order to transfer warranty, fill out this form completely;
then return a copy of this form to Arctic Cat Inc. Arctic Cat will then process the
application and issue warranty for the balance of the time remaining of the original warranty.
Address Change
Ownership Change
Warranty Transfer



CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP/
WARRANTY TRANSFER TO:
Name _________________________________________
Address _______________________________________
City/State (Province)/Zip Code (Postal Code)___________
Phone # (
) ___________________________________
Year and Model ATV ______________________________
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) __________________
Before operating, you should take an ATV Rider Course to learn ATV riding skills
or reinforce your current good riding skills. In U.S.A., call 1-800-887-2887 to
enroll in the half-day ATV Rider Course nearest you or ask your dealer for assistance. The course instructor will charge a small fee for each person taking the
course. In Canada, call (613) 739-1535.
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP
Place
Stamp
Here
ARCTIC CAT INC.
PRODUCT SERVICE AND
WARRANTY DEPT.
P.O. BOX 810
THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701
ARCTIC CAT ATV EMISSION
CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
Warranty Rights and Obligations
Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) and the California Air Resources
Board are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty for each new Arctic
Cat ATV sold in the state of California. In California, a new ATV must be designed, built,
and equipped to meet the state’s stringent anti-smog standards.
Arctic Cat warrants the emission control system on the Arctic Cat ATV for the periods
listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of the
ATV.
The emission control system may include components such as the carburetor, ignition
system, and crankcase ventilation system. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors,
and other emission-related assemblies.
When a warrantable condition exists, Arctic Cat will repair the ATV at no cost to the owner,
including diagnosis, parts, and labor.
Emission Control Warranty Coverage
A new Arctic Cat ATV manufactured after January 1, 1997 has a two (2) year warranty on
its emissions control components.
If an emission-related component on the ATV is defective, the component will be repaired
or replaced by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
Owner’s Emission Control Warranty
Responsibilities
It is the owner’s responsibility to perform the required maintenance listed in the Operator’s
Manual. Arctic Cat recommends the retention of all receipts covering maintenance performed on the ATV, but Arctic Cat cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for
failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance on the emission control
system.
It is the owner’s responsibility to present the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer
as soon as a problem exists. The undisputed warranty repairs should be completed within
a reasonable period of time, not to exceed thirty days.
The ATV owner should be aware that Arctic Cat may deny warranty coverage if either the
ATV or a component has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, or any
unapproved modifications.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, contact
either Arctic Cat Inc, P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, (218) 681-4999 or the
California Air Resources Board, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731, (818) 5756800.
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ARCTIC CAT EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
LIMITED WARRANTY
Arctic Cat Inc., P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) warrants that
this new Arctic Cat ATV manufactured on or after January 1st, 1997:
A. Is designed, built, and equipped so as to conform at the time of initial purchase with all applicable
regulations of the California Air Resources Board and
B. Is free from defects in material and workmanship which could cause such ATV to fail to conform
with applicable regulations of the California Air Resources Board for a period of use of two (2)
years from the date of initial retail delivery.
Coverage
Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer located within the state of California in compliance with applicable regulations of the California Air
Resources Board. Any component or components replaced under this warranty shall become the property of
Arctic Cat.
In California, emission related warranted components are specifically defined by the state’s Emission Warranty Parts List. These warranted components are carburetor and internal components, intake manifold, fuel
injection system, spark advance mechanism, crankcase breather, air cutoff valve, fuel/vapor separator, canister, igniters, breaker governors, ignition coils, ignition wires, ignition points, condensers and spark plugs if
failure occurs prior to the first scheduled replacement, and hoses, clamps, and fittings used directly in these
parts. Since emission related components may vary from model to model, certain models may not contain all
of these components, and certain models may contain functionally equivalent components.
In California, emission control system emergency repairs, as provided for in the California Administrative
Code, may also be performed by other than an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. An emergency situation
occurs when an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer is not reasonably available, a component is not available
within thirty (30) days, or a repair is not complete within thirty (30) days. Any replacement component can be
used in an emergency repair. Arctic Cat will reimburse the owner for the expenses, including diagnosis, not
to exceed suggested retail price as set forth by Arctic Cat for all warranted components replaced and labor
charges based on the recommended time allowance set forth by Arctic Cat for the warranty repair and the
geographically appropriate hourly labor rate. The owner may be required to keep receipts and failed components in order to receive compensation.
Limitations
This Emission Control System Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
A. Repair or replacement required as a result of
(1) accident,
(2) misuse,
(3) lack of required maintenance,
(4) repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed,
(5) use of replacement components or accessories not conforming to Arctic Cat specifications
which adversely affect performance, and/or
(6) use in competitive racing or related events.
B. Inspections, replacement of components, and other services or adjustments necessary for
required maintenance.
Limited Liability
The liability of Arctic Cat under this Emission Control System Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of
defects in material and workmanship by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer at its place of business during
customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of the ATV or transportation of the ATV to or from the Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
ARCTIC CAT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSES, LOSS, OR DAMAGE, WHETHER
DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SALE OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THE ARCTIC CAT ATV FOR ANY PURPOSE. SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
NO EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY ARCTIC CAT EXCEPT AS
SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN. ANY EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IMPLIED BY
LAW, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANT-ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS LIMITED TO THE EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY TERMS STATED IN
THIS WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING STATEMENTS OF WARRANTY ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER REMEDIES.
No dealer is authorized to modify this Arctic Cat Inc. Limited Emission Control System Warranty.
Legal Rights
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN ADDITION TO THE ARCTIC CAT INC. LIMITED ATV WARRANTY.
Additional Information
Any replacement component that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance of any maintenance or repairs. However, Arctic Cat is not liable for these components. The owner is
responsible for the performance of all required maintenance. Such maintenance may be performed at a service establishment or by any individual. The warranty period begins on the date the ATV is delivered to the
owner.
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U.S. EPA EMISSION CONTROL STATEMENT/
WARRANTY COVERAGE
(U.S. Only)
STATEMENT/WARRANTY
Arctic Cat warrants to the original retail purchaser, and each subsequent purchaser, that
all U.S. EPA-certified Arctic Cat ATV’s are designed, built, and equipped to conform to all
U.S. EPA Emission Control Regulations. Please read the following information completely.
Your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will repair or replace any defective emission-related
component at no cost to you during the warranty period. You may have non-warranty service performed by any repair establishment that uses equivalent components. The regulations provide significant civil penalties for tampering that causes your ATV to no longer
meet U.S. EPA emission standards.
Arctic Cat further warrants that the engine and its emission-related components are free
from defects in materials or workmanship that could cause the engine to fail to comply
with applicable regulations during the warranty period.
If you have any questions about this information, or the emission warranty coverage statement, contact your local authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
WARRANTY PERIOD
The emission warranty period for this ATV begins on the same date as the standard warranty coverage and continues for 30 months or 3100 miles, whichever comes first.
COMPONENTS COVERED
The emissions warranty covers major emissions control components and emission-related
components listed as follows:
Engine Management and Sensors
Fuel/Air System
Barometric Pressure Sensor
Fuel Injectors
Camshaft Position Sensor
Fuel Pressure Regulator
Engine Control Unit (ECU)
Carburetor(s)
Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
Turbocharger Assembly
Intake Air Temperature Sensor
Air Bypass Valve
Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor
Turbo Waste Gate Control Valve
Oxygen Sensor
Crankcase Ventilation System
Throttle Position Sensor
ISC Valve
Crankshaft Position Sensor
Miscellaneous Items Used in
Aforementioned Systems
Ignition System
Switches
Connectors
Grommets
Ignition Coil
Clamps
Knock Sensor System
Hoses
Spark Plugs
Ties
Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) Module Gaskets
Magneto Pick-Up
Wiring
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
The owner of any ATV warranted under this Arctic Cat Emission Control Statement is
responsible for the proper maintenance and use of the ATV as stated in the Operator's
Manual. Proper maintenance generally includes replacement and service, at the owner's
choosing, such items as air filter, oil and oil filter, or any other part, item, or device related
to emissions control as specified in the Operator's Manual. It is the owner's responsibility
to ensure that the ATV is used in a manner for which it was designed.
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INDEX
Accessories.....................................................33
Active Riding ...................................................23
Air Filter...........................................................76
Air Filter Housing Drain(s)...............................77
Alcohol (Effects) ..............................................30
Battery.............................................................72
Boots (Protective)............................................71
BONE-C ..........................................................38
Brake Fluid ......................................................70
Brake (Auxiliary)..............................................71
Brake (Hand)...................................................52
Brake (Hand - Hydraulic).................................70
Brake Lever Lock ......................................52, 70
Brake Pads......................................................70
Brake Pads (Burnishing) .................................63
Brake Pedal (Auxiliary)....................................54
Brakes .............................................................63
Braking/Stopping.............................................39
Break-In Procedure .........................................63
Cables .............................................................68
Change of Address, Ownership, or
Warranty Transfer .......................................87
Choices (Personal)..........................................29
Clothing and Gear ...........................................18
Cold Weather Driving ......................................48
Condition of the ATV .......................................20
Controls (Locations and Functions) ................50
Cooler (Oil)......................................................67
Cooling System (Liquid) ..................................66
Crossing Obstacles .........................................46
Crossing Roads...............................................48
Crossing Water ...............................................48
Declaration of Conformity................................96
Dismounting the ATV.......................................40
Drive Select Switch .........................................51
Electrical Output Terminals .............................81
Emission Control System Limited Warranty ....90
Emission Control Warranty Statement ............89
Emission Control Statement/Warranty
Coverage (U.S.) ..........................................91
Environment ....................................................25
Equipment .......................................................27
Experienced/Trained Riders ............................31
First Aid ...........................................................21
Foreword ...........................................................1
Fuel Pump (Electric) .......................................59
Fuses .............................................................81
Gasoline (Recommended) ..............................62
Gas Tank (Filling) ............................................62
General Information ........................................50
Handling the ATV ............................................40
Hangtag.............................................................7
Headlight Aim (Checking/Adjusting)................80
Headlight HI/LO Switch ...................................53
Hoses (Brake/Gas)....................................70, 59
Identification Numbers ....................................50
Ignition Switch Key ..........................................50
Inexperienced/Untrained Riders......................31
Jump-Starting Battery .....................................74
K-Turns............................................................43
Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance ................41
Light Bulb Replacement ..................................79
Load Capacity Ratings Chart ..........................28
Lubricant (Inspecting/Changing) .....................69
Lubricant (Recommended Front Differential/Rear Drive) ......................62
Lubrication (General) ......................................68
Maintenance (General) ...................................64
Maintenance Record .......................................93
Maintenance Schedule....................................65
Mounting the ATV............................................38
Muffler/Spark Arrester .....................................79
92
Oil and Filter ................................................... 68
Oil Level Stick ................................................. 59
Oil (Recommended - Engine/Transmission) ... 62
Operating Maneuvers (Basic)......................... 38
Operation (ATV).............................................. 38
Parking ........................................................... 40
Parts ............................................................... 33
Parts and Controls (Locations) ....................... 37
Preface (Division II) ........................................ 33
Prevention ...................................................... 18
Protect Your Sport ............................................ 1
Quick Turns .................................................... 42
Rack Loading (Front and Rear) ...................... 60
Responsibility ................................................. 31
Reverse Override Switch ................................ 53
Reversing ....................................................... 47
Rider Training Course....................................... 6
Riding Downhill............................................... 44
Riding Uphill ................................................... 44
Safety Alert....................................................... 5
Safety (Division I) ............................................. 3
Safety Flag Bracket ........................................ 60
Seat Latch ...................................................... 59
Sharp Turns .................................................... 42
Shifting ..................................................... 39, 51
Shock Absorbers ............................................ 68
Sidehilling/Traversing...................................... 45
SIPDE............................................................. 30
Skidding or Sliding.......................................... 47
Sound Judgment ............................................ 24
Spark Plug(s).................................................. 76
Specifications ............................................ 34-36
Speedometer/LCD.................................... 54, 56
Speedrack ...................................................... 28
Starter Button ................................................. 53
Starting a Cold Engine ................................... 39
Starting the Engine......................................... 38
Stopping the ATV............................................ 49
Stopping the Engine ....................................... 49
Stop Switch (Emergency) ............................... 53
Storage Compartment .............................. 60, 82
Storage (Preparation After) ............................ 84
Storage (Preparation For)............................... 83
Supervision..................................................... 31
Survival........................................................... 21
Swerving......................................................... 46
T-CLOC........................................................... 20
Temperature Adjustments............................... 39
Those Around You .......................................... 27
Throttle Cable Adjustment .............................. 76
Throttle Lever ................................................. 53
Throttle Limiter Screw..................................... 53
Tips ................................................................ 47
Tire Inflation Pressure ............................... 34-36
Tire Replacement ........................................... 78
Tires .............................................................. 78
Tire Tread Condition ....................................... 78
Tire Repair (Tubeless) .................................... 79
Tools ............................................................... 82
Towing ............................................................ 60
Trailering ......................................................... 60
Transporting ATV ............................................ 61
V-Belt Cover (Draining)................................... 78
Warning Information ......................................... 8
Warning Labels................................................. 8
Warnings .......................................................... 9
Warranty (Limited) .......................................... 85
Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility..... 86
Wheel Removal .............................................. 79
Wide Turns ..................................................... 41
MAINTENANCE RECORD
DATE
MILEAGE
SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES
93
MAINTENANCE RECORD
DATE
94
MILEAGE
SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES
NOTES
95
Declaration of Conformity
Application of council directives:
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
Date of Issue: December, 2004
EC Machinery Directive 98/37/EC
Date of Issue: June, 1993
Issued by European Commission.
Type of Equipment: All-Terrain Vehicles
Brand Name: Arctic Cat
Model:
450 H1 EFI 4x4
550 H1 EFI 4x4
700 H1 EFI 4x4
700 H1 EFI 700 H1 EFI TBX
4x4
Mud Pro
1000 H2 EFI
Mud Pro Thundercat 4x4
Standards to which conformity is declared: IEC 801-2:1991
IEC 801-3:1984
EN 55012
Manufacturer (if not issuing agent):
Arctic Cat Inc.
601 Brooks Ave S.
Thief River Falls, MN
56701 USA
96
Identification Numbers Record
! WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death.
The key identification number is stamped on the key as shown in the illustration.
Record this number in the space provided for reference if you ever need a new
key.
Record the Vehicle Identification Number and Engine Serial Number in the
spaces provided to assist you in ordering parts from your authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer or for reference in case the ATV is stolen.
1. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
2. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
3. ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER:
! WARNING
Improper ATV use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH
ALWAYS USE
NEVER USE
AN APPROVED ON PUBLIC
HELMET AND
ROADS
PROTECTIVE
GEAR
NEVER CARRY NEVER USE
PASSENGERS WITH DRUGS
OR ALCOHOL
NEVER operate:
•without proper training or instruction
•at speeds too fast for your skills or the conditions
•on public roads - a collision can occur with
another vehicle
•with a passenger - passengers affect balance
and steering and increase risk of losing control
ALWAYS:
•use proper riding techniques to avoid vehicle
overturns on hills and rough terrain and in turns
•avoid paved surfaces - pavement may seriously
affect handling and control
LOCATE AND READ OPERATOR’S MANUAL
FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS
©2009 Arctic Cat Inc. ™®Trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Printed in the U.S.A. (218) 681-9851 - U.S. (204) 982-1772 - Canada
p/n 2258-620
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