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WELCOME
Thank you for choosing Polaris, and welcome to our world-wide
family of Polaris enthusiasts. Polaris proudly produces an exciting line
of recreational products, including snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles,
personal watercraft, utility vehicles, and Victory motorcycles.
We believe Polaris sets the standard of excellence for all recreational
vehicles manufactured in the world today. Many years of experience in
engineering, design, and development have gone into making your
Polaris vehicle the finest machine we’ve ever produced.
Follow the instructions and recommendations in this Owner’s Manual
for safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle. Your Owner’s Manual
contains instructions for minor maintenance. Major repairs are covered
in the Polaris Service Manual and should be performed by a Factory
Certified MSD (Master Service Dealer) Technician.
Your Polaris dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your
complete satisfaction. Return to your dealership for all of your service
needs during, and after, the warranty period.
Polaris also takes great pride in our PAA (Parts Apparel and
Accessories) which are available on our online store
www.purepolaris.com. Have your accessories and clothing delivered
right to your door!
Polaris and Polaris The Way Out are registered trademarks of Polaris
Industries Inc.
Copyright 2002
Polaris Industries Inc.
All Rights Reserved
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Printed in the U.S.A.
WARNING
Failure to follow the warnings contained in this manual can result
in severe injury or death.
A Polaris ATV Pro 500 is not a toy and can be hazardous to
operate. This vehicle handles differently than other vehicles, such
as motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur quickly,
even during routine maneuvers like turning, or driving on hills or
over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions.
Read and understand your owner’s manual and all warnings
before operating a Polaris ATV Pro 500.
Age Restrictions
This vehicle is an ADULT VEHICLE ONLY. Operation is prohibited
for anyone under 16 years of age.
Know Your Vehicle
As the operator of the vehicle, you are responsible for your personal
safety, the safety of others, and the protection of our environment.
Read and understand your owner’s manual, which includes valuable
information about all aspects of your vehicle, including safe operating
procedures.
Safety Training
When you purchased your new ATV, your dealer offered a hands-on
safety training course that covers all aspects of vehicle safety. You
were also provided with printed materials that explain safe operating
procedures. You should review this information on a regular basis.
If you purchased a used Polaris ATV from a party other than a Polaris
dealer, you can request this free safety training from any authorized
Polaris dealer.
NOTE: Illustrations used in this manual are for general representation
only. Your model may differ.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Vehicle Identification Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Vehicle Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Understanding Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Key Safety Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Decals and Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Operator Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Features and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Pre Ride Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Carrying Loads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Noise Emission Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Pre Ride Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Safe Riding Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Maintenance and Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Periodic Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Lubrication Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Maintenance Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Filter Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Water Immersion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Spark Arrestor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
PVT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Side Panel Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Cleaning and Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
The frame vehicle identification number (VIN) (1) and engine serial
number (2) are important for model identification when registering
your vehicle, when obtaining insurance, and when ordering
replacement parts. If your vehicle is stolen, these numbers are essential
to its recovery and identification.
NOTE: Record your vehicle’s ID numbers in the spaces provided.
Remove the spare key and store it in a safe place. Your key can be
duplicated only by mating a Polaris key blank with an existing key.
NOTE: If both keys are lost, see your dealer for ignition switch
replacement.
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1
Vehicle Model Number:
Frame VIN:
Engine Serial Number:
Dealer Imprint:
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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS
SPORTSMAN 700
Gross Vehicle Weight
1240 lbs.
Fuel Capacity
4.75 U.S. Gallons
Towing Capacity
1500 lbs
Hitch Tongue Capacity
150 lbs
Overall Length
85”
Overall Width
46”
Overall Height
47”
Wheelbase
50.75
Ground Clearance
11”
Dry Weight
740 lbs
Minimum Turning Radius
71.5”
Engine Oil Capacity
2 Quarts
Coolant Capacity
3.2 Quarts
Engine
EH68ALOE1
Displacement
683
Bore x Stroke
80 x 68
Pilot Jet
45
Main Jet
155
Needle Jet
P-6(829)
Jet Needle
4HB41-4
Pilot Screw
1.5
Alternator Output
300 Watts @ 3000 rpm
Compression Ratio
9.78:1
Starting System
Electric
Carburetor
BST 34mm
Ignition System
CDI
Ignition Timing
34 BTDC @ 3500 RPM
Spark Plug / Gap
RC7YC / 0.9 mm / .035 in
Lubrication System
Pressurized Wet Sump
Driving System Type
4 Wheel Independent Shaft
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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS
SPORTSMAN 700
Shift Type
Side Lever (High, Low, Neutral, Reverse,
Park)
Gear Reduction - Low
7.5/1
Gear Reduction - Reverse
5.11/1
Gear Reduction - High
2.89/1
Drive Ratio - Front:
3.82/1
Drive Ratio - Final
3.10/1
Tire Size - Front
25 x 8 - 12
Tire Size - Rear
25 x 11 - 12
Front Brake
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake
Hydraulic
Parking Brake
Hydraulic lock, all wheel
Headlight (watts)
1 - Single Beam on Handlebar (50)
2 - Single Beam on Grill (27)
Taillights (watts)
8.26
Brake Light (watts)
26.9
Instrument Cluster
LCD
Clutching and Jetting Charts
Altitude
AMBIENT
TEMPERATURE
Below 40° F
Below 5° C
+40°Fand above
+5°C to & above
Meters
(Feet)
0-1800
(0-6000)
175
162.5
1800-3700
(6000-12000)
150
140
Altitude
Meters
(Feet)
Shift
Weight
Drive Clutch
Spring
Driven
Clutch
Spring
Helix*
0-1800
(0-6000)
20-56
PN 5631315
Blue/Green
PN 7041157
White/Yellow
PN 7041635
EBS
PN 5132751
1800-3700
(6000-12000)
20-54
PN 5631214
Blue/Green
PN 7041157
White/Yellow
PN 7041635
EBS
PN 5132751
EBS models require no helix / spring adjustment
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SAFETY
Understanding Warnings
The following two pages identify signal words and symbols that appear
in this manual. Your safety is involved when these words and symbols
are used. Become familiar with their meanings before reading the
manual.
The safety alert symbol, on your vehicle or in this manual, alerts
you to the potential for personal injury.
WARNING
The safety alert warning indicates a potential hazard that may result
in serious injury or death.
CAUTION
The safety alert caution indicates a potential hazard that may result
in minor personal injury or damage to the vehicle.
CAUTION
A caution indicates a situation that may result in damage to the
vehicle.
NOTE:
A note will alert you to important information or instructions.
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SAFETY
Key Safety Issues
Protect Your Sport
Know all local, state/province riding laws;
Respect your vehicle;
Respect the environment; and
You will gain the respect of others.
We also advise you to strictly follow the recommended maintenance
program as outlined. This preventive maintenance program is designed
to ensure that all critical components on this ATV are thoroughly
inspected at various intervals.
All information in this manual is based upon the latest product data and
specifications available at the time of printing. Polaris Industries Inc.
reserves the right to make product changes and improvements which
may affect illustrations or explanations.
No part of this manual shall be reproduced or used without the written
permission of Polaris Industries Inc.
Illustrations included in this manual are general representations of
parts having a similar function. Your model may differ.
AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO
OPERATE. An ATV handles differently from other vehicles
including motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur
quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on
hills or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions.
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SAFETY
Key Safety Issues
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH can result if you do not
follow these instructions:
Read this manual and all labels carefully and follow the operating
procedures described.
Never operate an ATV without proper instruction. Take a training
course. Beginners should receive training from a certified instructor. Contact an authorized Polaris ATV dealer or call Polaris at
1-800-342-3764 to find out about the training courses nearest you.
Never allow anyone under 16 years of age to operate this ATV.
Never permit a guest to operate this ATV unless the guest has read
this manual and all product labels, and has completed a certified
training course.
Always avoid operating an ATV on any paved surfaces, including
sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and streets.
Never operate an ATV on any public street, road or highway, even a
dirt or gravel one.
Never operate an ATV without wearing an approved helmet that fits
properly. You should also wear eye protection (goggles or face
shield), gloves, boots, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and long pants.
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating this
ATV.
Never operate at excessive speeds. Always travel at a speed which
is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and
your experience.
Never attempt wheelies, jumps or other stunts.
Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure it is in
safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this manual.
Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the
footrests of the ATV during operation.
Always go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when
operating the ATV.
Never operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain.
Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this
manual. Practice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at
faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed.
Always have the ATV checked by an authorized Polaris dealer if it
has been involved in an accident.
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SAFETY
Key Safety Issues
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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 excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or
make sudden gear changes. Never go over the top of any hill at
high speed.
Always follow proper procedures for going down hills and for braking on hills as described 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 vehicle to lean sharply to one side.
Go straight down the hill where possible.
Always follow proper procedures for crossing the side of a hill as
described in this manual. Avoid hills with excessively 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 technique 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 backwards 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 remount, 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.
Avoid operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water. If
you cannot avoid water which exceeds the recommended maximum depth (pg. 78), go slowly, balance your weight carefully
avoiding sudden movements, maintain a slow and steady forward
motion, do not make sudden turns or stops, and do not make sudden throttle changes.
Wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability. Test your brakes
after leaving water. If necessary apply them lightly several times
to let friction dry out the pads.
SAFETY
Key Safety Issues
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 modify an ATV through improper installation or use of accessories.
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. Allow greater distance for braking.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the
Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772, or Polaris
at 1-800-342-3764.
Additional Important Information...
Due to our concern for the safety of our customers and the general
public, Polaris hereby strongly recommends and requests that
consumers not have installed on a Polaris ATV any equipment which is
intended to increase the speed or power of the vehicle; or make any
other modifications to the vehicle for these purposes. Any
modifications to the original equipment of the ATV substantially
increase the risk of bodily injury. Please be aware that these
modifications may create a substantial safety hazard.
Polaris hereby informs you that the warranty on your ATV is
terminated if any such equipment has been added to the ATV or any
modifications have been made to the ATV which increase its speed or
power.
We also advise you to strictly follow the recommended maintenance
program outlined in this manual. This preventive maintenance
program is designed to ensure that all critical components on the ATV
are thoroughly inspected by your dealer at various mileage intervals.
NOTE:
The addition of certain accessories including (but not limited to)
mowers, blades, tires, sprayers, or large racks may change the handling
characteristics of the ATV.
Be certain any accessories added to this ATV have been approved by
Polaris.
Familiarize yourself with their function and affect on the ATV.
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SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
NOTE:
Warning decals have been placed on the vehicle for your protection.
Read and follow the instructions on each decal carefully. In the event
any decal becomes illegible or comes off, contact your Polaris dealer
for a replacement. Any safety decal needing replacement will be
provided by Polaris at no charge. The part number is printed on the
decal.
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SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
WARNING
1
IF OWNER’S MANUAL IS MISSING, CONTACT
YOUR POLARIS DEALER FOR A REPLACEMENT.
1997, 2000
7079083
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SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
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2
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SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
2
WARNING
UNDER
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
age 16.
7078253
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WARNING
Never operate this ATV on HILLS steeper than 25 degrees
To prevent flipover on hilly terrain, when going up or down,
use throttle and brakes gradually.
25°
REVERSE operation can be dangerous even at low speeds.
Steering becomes difficult. To prevent flipover, avoid sudden
braking or sharp turns.
Use OVERRIDE for reverse speed limiter with caution. To prevent
loss of control, never activate override button with open throttle.
PARKING BRAKE may relax when used for more than 5 minutes.
When parking on grades, leave shift in forward.
7079085
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SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
4
5
6
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SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
4
6
(on rear of seat)
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WARNING
IMPROPER TIRE PRESSURE OR OVERLOADING can cause loss
of control resulting in SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
TIRE PRESSURE IN PSI (KPa): FRONT 5 (34,5) REAR 5 (34,5)
MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY (Gross Vehicle Weight)
INCLUDING MACHINE, DRIVER AND CARGO IS 1200 LBS.
Reduce speed and allow greater distance for braking when carrying cargo. Overloading or carrying tall, off-center, or unsecured loads will increase your risk of losing control. Loads should
be centered, carried as low as possible, and firmly secured to
the racks. With dual racks, load distribution 1/3 front 2/3 rear is
best. For stability on rough or hilly terrain, reduce speed and
cargo. Do not block headlight. Be careful if load extends over
the side of the rack.
Read Owner’s Manual for more detailed loading information
7079084
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SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
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8
7
(Under Seat)
ATTENTION Specific
Operation of this vehicle
without the air filter element
carburetor jetting
will severely damage the engine.
and adjustments are required
Clean pre-filter element often, more
depending on temperature and
frequent cleaning required
altitude. See your Owner’s Manual.
in dusty conditions. Do not
Factory setting:
operate vehicle without pre-filter.
40 to 80 F. at 0-3000 feet
Operation of this vehicle without
engine breather filter(s) can cause
(5 to 27 C. at 0-900 meters).
engine damage. Consult owner’s
manual or dealer for details.
7079902
WARNING
8
Moving parts hazard under belt-clutch guard. To
prevent serious injury, do not operate vehicle with
guard removed.
Do not modify engine or clutch. Doing so can cause part
failure, possible imbalance, and excessive engine RPM
which can result in serious injury or death.
NO STEP
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7078689
SAFETY
Safety Decals and Locations
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9
WARNING
DO NOT TOW FROM RACK OR BUMPER.
Vehicle damage or tipover may result causing severe
injury or death. Tow only from tow hooks or hitch.
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Maximum Rack Loads: Front 90 lbs. Rear 180 Lbs
7170021
WARNING
Pushing reverse
override button
may cause
sudden increases in power and traction if
too much
throttle is applied. Loss of
control or forward flipover
may result, especially in
AWD. See Owner’s Manual.
ALL WHEEL
DRIVE
SWITCH
Do not push switch to
engage AWD if the rear
wheels are spinning.
This may cause severe
drive shaft and clutch
damage.
See your Owner’s
Manual.
MANUFACTURED
BY: POLARIS IND INC.
DATE:
VIN:
THIS VEHICLE IS AN ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE AND IS NOT
INTENDED FOR USE ON PUBLIC ROADS.
CE VÉHICULE EST UN VÉHICULE TOUT TERRAIN
QUI NEST PAS DESTINE A ETRE UTILISE SUR LES
CHEMINS PUBLICS.
7079780
7079604
AWD Models
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
7078472
TRAILER MAX WEIGHT:
1225 LBS. (556 KG) ON LEVEL GROUND
850 LBS. (368 KG) UP TO 15° GRADE
HITCH MAX. VERTICAL WEIGHT: 35 LBS. (16KG)
7078261
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SAFETY
Safe Riding Gear
Always wear clothing suited to the type of riding you are doing. ATV
riding requires special protective clothing which will make you feel
more comfortable and reduce chances of injury.
1. Helmet
Your helmet is the most important
piece of protective gear for safe
riding. A helmet can prevent a
severe head injury.
Select an approved helmet which
meets or exceeds your state’s
safety standards and bears either
the Department of Transportation
(DOT) label, the American
National Standards Institute label
(ANSI z90.1), or the Snell
Memorial Foundation label.
2. Eye Protection
Do not depend on sunglasses for
proper eye protection. A pair of
goggles or helmet face shield offer
the best protection for your eyes.
They should be kept clean and be
of shatterproof design (bearing the
markings z2.1 or VESC 8).
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2
3
5
4
3. Gloves
Off-road style gloves with knuckle pads are the best for comfort and
protection.
4. Boots
The best footwear is a pair of strong over the calf type boots with
heels, such as moto-cross boots.
5. Clothing
To protect your body, long sleeves and pants should always be worn.
Riding pants with kneepads, a jersey and shoulder pads provide the
best protection.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV without proper instruction.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator
does not know how to operate the ATV properly in different
situations and on different types of terrain.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete the
certified training course offered by Polaris Industries Inc.
They should then regularly practice the skills learned in the
course and the operating techniques described in the
Owner’s Manual.
For more information about the training course, contact an
authorized ATV dealer or call Polaris at 1-800-342-3764.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to follow the age recommendations for this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use by children of ATVs that are not recommended for their age
can lead to severe injury or death of the child.
Even though a child may be within the age group for which some
ATVs are recommended, he or she 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
No one under 16 should operate a Polaris ATV.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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 harm 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 position as needed during operation. It is not
for carrying passengers.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on paved surfaces, including sidewalks,
paths, parking lots, and driveways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV tires are designed for off-road use. Paved surfaces
may seriously affect handling and control of the ATV, and may
cause the vehicle to go out of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Avoid operating the ATV on pavement whenever possible. If
you must ride on a paved surface, go slowly and do not make
sudden turns or stops.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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 ATVs on public streets,
roads and highways.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always wear an approved helmet which fits properly.
You should also wear: eye protection (goggles or face shield);
gloves; boots; long-sleeved shirt or jacket; and long pants.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV after consuming alcohol or drugs.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could seriously affect your judgment.
Could cause you to react more slowly.
Could affect your balance and perception.
Could result in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this
ATV.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV at excessive speeds.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases your chances of losing control of the ATV, which can
result in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always travel at a speed which is proper for the terrain, visibility
and operating conditions; and your experience.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Attempting wheelies, jumps and other stunts.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the chance of an accident, including an overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps. Don’t try to
show off.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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 the Owner’s Manual.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Removing hands from handlebars 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 the footrest,
your foot or leg may come into contact with the rear
wheels, which could injure you or cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet
on the footrests of your ATV during operation.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating this 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.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating on excessively
rough, slippery or loose terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of traction or vehicle control, which could
result in an accident, including an overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose
terrain until you have learned and practiced the skills
necessary to control the ATV on such terrain.
Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Turning improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in
the Owner’s Manual. See page 72 .
Practice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at
faster speeds.
Do not turn at excessive speed.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating on excessively steep hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The vehicle can overturn more easily on extremely steep hills
than on level surfaces or small hills.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for
your abilities.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting large hills.
Never operate ATV on hills steeper than 25.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Climbing hills improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described
in the Owner’s Manual. See pages 74 through 77.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill.
Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward.
Never open the throttle suddenly. 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.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Going down a hill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for going down hills as
described in the Owner’s Manual. See page 76. NOTE: A
special technique is required when braking as you go downhill.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start down any
hill.
Shift your weight backward.
Never go down a hill at high speed.
Avoid going down a hill at an angle which would cause the
vehicle to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill
where possible.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause 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 the Owner’s
Manual on level ground. See page 77. 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 the Owner’s
Manual.
Avoid hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Stalling, rolling backwards or
improperly dismounting while
climbing a hill.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could result in ATV
overturning.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Maintain steady speed when
climbing a hill.
If you lose all forward speed:
Keep weight uphill.
Apply the brakes.
Lock parking brake after you are stopped.
If you begin rolling backwards:
Keep weight uphill; never apply engine power.
Never apply the rear brake while rolling backwards.
Apply the single-lever brake gradually.
When fully stopped, apply rear brake as well, and then lock
parking brake.
Dismount on uphill side, or to either side if pointed straight uphill.
Turn the ATV around and remount, following the procedure
described in the Owner’s Manual. See page 77.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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.
Use extreme caution when riding over large obstacles, such as
large rocks or fallen trees.
If you cannot avoid obstacles, always follow proper procedures
as described in the Owner’s Manual.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Skidding or sliding.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You may lose control of the ATV.
You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the
ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
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.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this 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
Avoid operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water. If
you cannot avoid water which exceeds the recommended
maximum depth (pg 78), go slowly, balance your weight
carefully avoiding sudden movements, maintain a slow and
steady forward motion, do not make sudden turns or stops,
and do not make sudden throttle changes.
Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability.
Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them
several times to let friction dry out the pads.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating in reverse.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You could hit an obstacle or person behind you, resulting in
severe injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
When you select reverse gear, make sure there are no
obstacles or people behind you. When it is safe to proceed,
go slowly.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV with improper tires, or with improper or
uneven tire pressure.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of improper tires on this ATV, or operation of this ATV
with improper or uneven tire pressure, may cause loss of
control, and increases the risk of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always use the correct size, type, and pressure as specified
on page19.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV with improper modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper installation of accessories or modification of this
vehicle may cause changes in handling which in some
situations could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never modify this ATV through improper installation or use of
accessories. All parts and accessories added to this vehicle
should be genuine Polaris Industries Inc. or equivalent
components designed for use on this ATV; and should be
installed and used according to instructions. If you have
questions, consult an authorized Polaris ATV dealer.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading this ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause changes in vehicle handling which could lead to an
accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never exceed the stated load capacity for this 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 the Owner’s Manual for carrying
cargo or pulling a trailer. See pages 66 through 68.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Riding on frozen lakes and rivers.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Severe injury or death can result if the ATV and/or the operator
break through the ice.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never ride your ATV on a frozen body of water before you are
sure the ice is thick enough and sound enough to support the
machine and its operator, as well as the force that is created by
a moving vehicle.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
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.
Use extreme caution when riding over large obstacles, such as
large rocks or fallen trees.
If you cannot avoid obstacles, always follow proper procedures
as described in the Owner’s Manual.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Skidding or sliding.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You may lose control of the ATV.
You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the
ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
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.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
After a rollover or an accident, have a qualified service dealer
check the complete machine including, but not limited to, brakes,
throttle and steering for possible damage.
WARNING
Safe operation of this rider active vehicle requires good
judgement and physical skills. Persons with cognitive or physical
disabilities who operate this vehicle have an increased risk of
overturns and loss of control which could result in severe injury
or death.
CAUTION
Keep combustible materials away from exhaust system. Fire
may result.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Controls
Engine Electrical Switches
3
1
2
WARNING
Activating the override button while throttle is open can cause loss
of control resulting in severe injury or death.
1. Override Switch (Reverse Speed
Limiter) - This vehicle is equipped
OFF
RUN OFF
with a reverse speed limiter
system. To obtain additional power
while backing up, depress the
override button. NOTE: The
3
override switch also allows
activation of AWD (All Wheel
Drive) in reverse, if the AWD switch is on. When not in reverse the
switch also acts as the “mode button” for the instrument cluster.
2. Main Switch - To start the engine, slide the stop switch to the
center “run” position and turn the main key switch clockwise past
the “on” position. Release the key when the engine starts.
3. Engine Stop Switch - The engine will not start or run when the
switch is in its “off” position. Its purpose is to provide the
operator with a quick means of engine shutdown in case of stuck
throttle or other emergency. NOTE: Both the main switch and the
emergency engine stop switch shut off all electrical power to the
entire vehicle including lights. To stop the engine, slide the stop
switch right or left to the “off” position.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Controls
Engine Throttle and Choke
WARNING
Do not start or operate an ATV with sticking or improperly
operating throttle controls. A stuck or improperly operating
throttle could cause an accident resulting in severe injury or
death.
Always contact your dealer for service repairs whenever throttle
problems arise.
Failure to check or maintain proper operation of the throttle
system can result in the throttle lever sticking during riding and
cause an accident.
Always check the lever for free movement and return before
starting the engine and occasionally during riding.
Throttle Lever
Engine speed and vehicle
movement are controlled by
pressing the throttle lever.
The throttle lever (1) is spring
loaded and engine speed
returns to idle when the lever
is released.
1
This vehicle is equipped with
a Polaris Electronic Throttle
Control (ETC) which is
designed to reduce the risk of
a frozen or stuck throttle. In the event the throttle cable should stick in
an open position, the engine will stop and power to the rear wheels will
cease when the operator releases the throttle lever.
Choke
Refer to the engine starting procedure on page 64 for correct choke and
throttle settings during starting.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Controls
Brakes
The front and rear brakes are applied by squeezing the left side brake
lever toward the handlebar. The front and rear brakes are hydraulically
activated disc type brakes which are activated by one lever only.
Always test brake lever travel and reservoir fluid level before riding.
When squeezed, the lever should feel firm. Any sponginess would
indicate a possible fluid leak or low master cylinder fluid level which
must be corrected before riding. Contact your dealer for proper
diagnosis and repairs.
WARNING
Never operate the ATV with a spongy feeling brake lever.
Operating the ATV with a spongy brake lever can result in loss of
braking. Loss of braking could cause an accident.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Controls
WARNING
The Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) stops the engine in the
event of a throttle system malfunction and is provided for your
safety. Do not attempt to modify the ETC system or replace it
with any after market throttle mechanisms.
Front and Rear Brakes
The brake fluid in the master
cylinder, which is located on the
left handlebar, should be checked
before each ride. The fluid level
can be seen through an indicator
window (1) on the top of the
master cylinder. This “eye” will
appear dark when the fluid level is
full. When fluid needs to be
added, the eye will be clear.
NOTE: When checking the fluid
level, the ATV must be on level
ground the the handlebars straight.
If the fluid level is low add DOT 3
(PN 2870990) only.
4
WARNING
Once a bottle of brake fluid is opened, use what is necessary and
discard the rest. Do not store or use a partial bottle of brake fluid.
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it rapidly absorbs moisture
from the air. This causes the boiling temperature of the brake fluid
to drop, which can lead to early brake fade and the possibility of
severe injury.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Controls
Parking Brake
WARNING
Always check to be sure that the parking brake has been
disengaged before operating the ATV. An accident could result
causing severe injury if the parking brake is left on while the ATV
is operated.
Setting the Parking Brake
1. Put the vehicle gear selector
into park.
2. Squeeze the left hand brake
lever two or three times and
hold it.
3. Push the park brake lock (2)
into the notches on the master
cylinder body. Release the
brake lever.
4. To release the parking brake
lock, squeeze the brake lever.
It will return to its released
position.
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Important Safeguards
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The parking brake may relax when left on for a long period of time.
This could cause an accident.
Do not leave the vehicle on a hill depending on the parking
brake for more than five minutes.
Always put the gear selector in park and block the downhill side of
the wheels if leaving the ATV on a hill or park the ATV in a side
hill position.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Controls
Foot Brake
WARNING
Use caution when applying the foot brake. Do not aggressively
apply the foot brake when going forward or the rear wheels may
skid and slide sideways causing loss of control.
1
Your Polaris ATV has a foot brake (1) provided as a safety feature. It
is located on the inside of the right floor board and is operated by the
right foot. It is intended as a backup to the main brake system,
especially if the main system becomes inoperative.
If the rear wheels slide, reduce brake pedal pressure to brake the rear
wheels without skidding. Aggressively applying the rear brake when
backing down a hill may cause rear tip over.
Brake Fluid Level
It will be necessary to check the brake fluid level for the foot brake.
The reservoir is located under the RH rear cab. The fluid should be
kept between the maximum and minimum marks.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Controls
Fuel System
The fuel tank filler cap (1)
is located directly behind
the handlebar. Refer to
vehicle specifications on
page 7 for tank capacity.
Use either leaded or
unleaded gasoline with a
minimum pump octane
number of 87 (R+ M/2)
octane.
The fuel valve is located on
the left side panel and has
three positions:
OFF: For vehicle storage
and whenever transporting.
ON: For normal operation.
RES: For reserve supply in
the event of main supply
exhaustion.
NOTE: There is about a 7
to 10 mile (11.2 to 16 km)
range on reserve gas.
Always refill the gas tank
as soon as possible after
having used the reserve
supply.
Always return valve to
“on” position after
refueling machine.
1
RES
OFF
ON
Fuel Filter
The Polaris ATV is equipped with an in-line fuel filter.
This filter should be replaced by your dealer after every 100 hours of
operation or annually. Do not attempt to clean the fuel filter.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Controls
Fuel Safety
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under certain
conditions.
Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline.
Always refuel with the engine stopped and outdoors or in a well
ventilated area.
Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks in or near the
area where refueling is performed or where gasoline is stored.
Do not over fill the tank. Do not fill the tank neck.
If you get gasoline on your skin or clothing, immediately wash it
off with soap and water and change clothing.
Never start the engine or let it run in an enclosed area. Gasoline powered engine exhaust fumes are poisonous and can
cause loss of consciousness and death in a short time.
Shut off fuel valve whenever the ATV is stored or parked.
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Controls
Automatic Transmission Gear Selector
The transmission gear selector is located
on0 the right side of the vehicle directly
above and forward of the engine and has
five positions: high, low, neutral; reverse,
and park.
To shift into “High” or “Park”, you
must first depress the foot brake to
activate the High/Park lock out
mechanism.
When shifting out of “High” or “Park”, it is
not necessary to depress the brake.
NOTE: To extend belt life, use low
forward gear in heavy pulling situations
and in situations where you are operating
below 7 miles per hour for extended
periods of time.
H
L
N
R
P
CAUTION
To change gears, stop the vehicle and with the engine idling,
move the lever to the desired gear. Depress the foot brake if
shifting into high or park. Shifting gears with the engine speed
above idle or while the vehicle is moving could cause transmission
damage.
Always place the transmission in park with the parking brake locked
whenever the vehicle is left unattended.
GENERAL RANGE OPERATION GUIDELINES:
Low Range
Heavy pulling, basic operational
speeds less than 7 MPH, riding
through rough terrain (swamps, mountains, etc.), low ground speeds.
High Range
High ground speeds, speeds above 7
MPH.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Important Safeguards
Always back slowly avoiding excessive speed and do not use the
reverse speed override switch system unless additional power is
required for vehicle movement.
Avoid turning at sharp angles in reverse.
Avoid backing on steep inclines.
Light Switches and Indicator Lights
WARNING
This ATV is not equipped with highway approved lighting. This
ATV is designed for off-road use only and must not be ridden on
streets or highways. Use caution and drive at reduced speeds in
conditions of reduced visibility such as fog, rain and darkness.
Oil Pressure Switch
Some 2002 Sportsman
700 ATVs were
produced without an oil
pressure switch as
standard equipment.
If your model has this
switch, it will be
located on the LH side
of the engine next to
the oil filler tube. It is
not to be confused with
the engine temperature
switch that is located
on the same side but
higher up on the
engine.
If the oil pressure
switch is not installed
on your engine, the oil
pressure warning is not
active and the
diagnostic mode
feature is not valid.
Engine
Temperature
Switch
Oil Pressure
Switch
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Features
Exclusive AWD System (All Wheel Drive)
Polaris 4 wheel drive ATVs are
1
equipped with a unique, Polaris
exclusive, All Wheel Drive
(AWD) system which is
activated by a switch (1) on the
right handlebar. When the
switch is “off” the ATV is in 2
wheel drive at all times. When
2
the switch is “on” the ATV is in
All Wheel Drive and the AWD
indicator(2) will light.
When in AWD, the front
wheels will automatically
engage anytime the rear wheels
lose traction. When the rear
wheels regain traction, the front
wheels will automatically
disengage.
NOTE: The override switch
also allows activation of All
Wheel Drive (AWD) in reverse,
if All Wheel Drive switch is
on.
There is no limit to the length of time the vehicle may remain in All
Wheel Drive.
The All Wheel Drive switch may be turned on or off while the vehicle
is moving. If the switch is turned off when the front hub is driving it
will not release until the rear wheels regain traction. To protect the
front drive system, the AWD will not engage if the engine is running
higher than 3100 RPM. Once enabled, the AWD system will work at
any RPM.
CAUTION
Do not switch on All Wheel Drive if the rear wheels are spinning.
This may cause severe drive shaft and hub damage.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Features
Exclusive AWD System (All Wheel Drive)
Engage the All Wheel Drive switch before getting into conditions
where front wheel drive may be needed. If the rear wheels are
spinning, release the throttle before turning the All Wheel Drive switch
on. NOTE: If the instrument cluster is not registering a proper gear
indication, AWD can still be enabled by pressing the mode/override
button.
Disengaging Wheel Hubs
When backing or while in All Wheel Drive and then going forward
again, the AWD hub may remain engaged. If the hub remains engaged
it can be disengaged by stopping, shifting to and moving in reverse.
Then proceed in forward again.
NOTE: If the hub remains engaged after following these instructions
return the ATV to your dealer for service.
Switches
The light switch is located on the left hand handlebar. In addition to
turning the lights on and off, it also switches the lights from Hi to Lo
on models equipped with Hi-Lo beams. NOTE: The lights will not
work unless the key is in the on position and shut off switch is in the
“run” position.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Features
Instrument Cluster
Your Sportsman 700 is equipped with an instrument cluster which
senses vehicle speed from the right hand front wheel. The instrument
cluster measures distance in miles as well as hours of operation. It also
includes a reverse speed limiter function that limits the ATV’s speed at
approximately 7 to 9 mph. Refer to page 44 for additional information.
3
2
1
1 Rider Information Center
2 Speedometer needle - in addition to depicting vehicle speed, this
needle will flash indicating a fault condition.
3 Speedometer
CAUTION
Do not wash the instrument cluster with a high pressure washer.
Water under high pressure may enter the instrument cluster and
cause damage to the electronic components. Wash the unit by
hand or with a garden hose using mild soap. Do not use alcohol to
clean the instrument cluster. Do not allow gasoline to remain on
the instrument cluster.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Features
Rider Information Center
The rider information center is located in the lower portion of the
instrument cluster.
1 Gear Indicator 4
5
As the shift lever
is moved, this
will indicate the
gear the machine
is in:
H = High Range
L = Low Range
N = Neutral
R = Reverse
P = Park
E or blank = Error
6
- Most of the time,
2
3
1
this error message
will indicate you
are inbetween
gears. It can,
however, also
indicate the
transmission
switch is broken.
2 High Engine Coolant Temperature
3 Low Oil Pressure
4 Hour Meter
5 Service Interval
6 Low Battery and over voltage
NOTE: All segments of the rider information center will light up for
2.5 seconds at start-up.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Features
Rider Information Center
The rider information center has 4 standard modes:
Mode 1 - Odometer
Mode 2 - Tripmeter
Mode 3 - Total Service Hours
Mode 4 - Programmable service interval
The reverse override button which is found on the LH handlebar is also
the “mode button”. NOTE: If using the mode button to program the
rider information center, or to toggle through the options, the machine
cannot be in reverse.
Mode 1 - Odometer
This will record the amount of miles the ATV travels.
Mode 2 -Trip Meter
To reset the trip meter, select the tripmeter mode. Press and hold the
mode button (override button) until the total changes to “0” . NOTE:
In the Rider Information Center, the trip meter is displayed with a
decimal point, the odometer is displayed without a decimal point.
Mode 3 - Hour Meter
This mode logs the total hours the engine has been in operation.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Features
Rider Information Center
Mode 4 - Programmable Service Interval
The purpose of the programmable service interval is to provide the
consumer and their dealer with a convenient way to schedule routine
maintenance. When your vehicle leaves the factory, this feature is
turned “OFF”. You must enable this feature if you intend to use it to
track maintenance requirements.
The service interval mode operates by service hours. To set the hours,
press and hold the mode/override button until the wrench icon flashes.
When it begins to flash, release the button. At this point, each time the
button is pressed, the setting will increase by one hour. Pressing and
holding the button will allow the numbers to escalate much faster.
When the desired time increment is displayed, release the button and
wait for the wrench to stop flashing. When the wrench stops blinking,
your service hours are set. NOTE: If you scroll past the intended
number, hold the button down until the count turns over to “0”. At this
point you can re-attempt to set the number.
Once the service interval mode is set, it will count down to “0”
according to the hours your engine is running. When the counter times
out at “0”, the wrench icon will flash quickly for 5 seconds every time
the vehicle is started as a reminder that the next periodic maintenance
is due.
If the service interval is enabled on your ATV and you wish to turn it
off, toggle to the service interval mode. Press and hold the mode
button for approximately 7 seconds until the word “OFF” appears in
the Rider Information Center.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Features
Rider Information Center
Diagnostic Mode
CAUTION
The diagnostic mode is for informational purposes only. Your
dealer is fully equipped with the knowledge and special tools
required to keep your machine running. Please return your ATV to
your dealer for all major repairs.
To enter the diagnostics mode:
1. Turn the key switch off and wait 20 seconds.
2. Set the park brake and shift the transmission to neutral.
3. Hold the mode/reverse override button as you turn the key switch
on.
The initial screen
displayed looks
similar to this
illustration and is
referring to the
software version
currently installed in
your machine. This
information is only
briefly displayed.
Use the
mode/reverse
override button to
toggle through the
diagnostic screens.
The first screen
indicates battery
voltage.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Features
Rider Information Center
The second screen
provides a full
diagnostic
indication of the
entire oil pressure
electrical circuit.
Along with the
letters PrSSr, there
will be a box on
the LH side. If the
box is high, the
pressure is normal.
If the box is low,
the pressure is low.
Screen three is the
tachometer for
setting idle speed.
If this needs
adjustment, please
contact your
dealer.
As long as you are
in the diagnostic
mode, the wrench
icon will remain
lit.
To leave the diagnostic mode, either shift the machine out of neutral or
turn the keyswitch off and on. NOTE: Any movement of the tires will
also take the machine out of the diagnostic mode.
Auxiliary Power Outlet
Auxiliary power outlets provide 12V power for operating accessories
such as hand held spot lights and is located on the front headlight pod.
Accessory outlets are available for all models. Contact your Polaris
dealer for more information.
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OPERATION
Pre Ride Inspection
WARNING
You must inspect your ATV each time before riding to ensure it is
in proper working order. If proper inspection is not done, severe
injury or death could result.
Use the following checklist to verify your machine is in proper
working order each time you ride.
Item/Inspection Procedure
1. Tires - check condition and pressures
2. Fuel and oil tanks - fill both tanks to their proper levels
3. All brakes - check operation, adjustment and fluid level (includes
foot brake)
4. Throttle - check for free operation and closing
5. Headlight/Taillight/Brakelight - check operation of all indicator
lights and switches
6. Engine stop switch - check for proper function
7. Wheels - check for tightness of wheel nuts and axle nuts; check
that axle nuts are secured by cotter pins
8. Air cleaner element - check for dirt; clean or replace
9. Steering - check for free operation noting any unusual looseness in
any area
10. Loose parts - visually inspect vehicle for any damaged components
or loose nuts/bolts or fasteners
11. Operators helmet, goggles and clothing
12. Engine coolant - check for proper level at the recovery bottle
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OPERATION
Break-In Period
The break in period for your new Polaris ATV is defined as the first ten
hours of operation, or the time it takes to use the first two tanks full of
gasoline. No single action on your part is as important as a proper
break in period. Careful treatment of a new engine will result in more
efficient performance and longer life for the engine. Perform the
following procedures carefully.
CAUTION
Use only Polaris Premium 4 All Season synthetic oil, or API
certified “SH” oil. Never substitute or mix oil brands. Serious
engine damage and voiding of warranty can result.
Do not operate at full throttle or high speeds for extended periods
during the first three hours of use. Excessive heat can build up
and cause damage to close fitted engine parts.
1. Fill fuel tank with
either unleaded or
leaded fuel which has
ADD 8 OZ
SAFE
a minimum pump
octane number of 87=
(R+ M)/2.
2. Check oil reservoir level indicated on dipstick. Add oil if
necessary.
3. Drive slowly at first. Select an area which is open and will give
you room to familiarize yourself with vehicle operation and
handling.
4. Vary the throttle positions. Do not operate at sustained idle or
sustained high speed.
5. Perform regular checks on fluid levels, controls and all important
areas on the vehicle as outlined earlier on the daily pre-ride
inspection checklist found on page 62.
6. Pull only light loads.
7. Break in oil and filter. Change at 20 hours or 200 miles.
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OPERATION
Starting the Engine
Procedure for Starting a Cold Engine
WARNING
Never run an engine in an enclosed area. Carbon monoxide
exhaust gas is poisonous and can cause severe injury or death.
Always start engines outdoors.
CAUTION
You must allow your vehicle adequate warm up time before
operating or engine damage could result.
1. Place the transmission in
neutral or park and reset the
parking brake.
2. Turn the fuel tank valve to ON.
3. Sit on the vehicle.
4. Pull the choke out all the way.
5. Turn the engine stop switch to
RUN.
6. Turn the ignition key past the
“ON” position to engage the
starter.
NOTE: the choke is on “FULL” when the knob is pulled out all the
way. The choke is “OFF” when the knob is pushed in. This is a
variable choke and can be adjusted gradually, depending on how much
choke is needed for starting.
7. Do not press the throttle while starting the engine.
8. Activate the starter for a maximum of five seconds, releasing the
key when the vehicle starts. If engine does not start, release the
starter and wait five seconds; then activate the starter for another
five seconds. Repeat this procedure until engine starts.
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OPERATION
Starting the Engine
After the Engine Starts
1. If the engine slows or stops, use of the choke at half way in will
allow proper engine warm up.
2. Vary the engine RPM slightly with the throttle to aid in warm up
until the engine idles smoothly. Then push the choke all the way
in.
Cold Weather Operation
Polaris offers an engine heater kit for cold operation.
If you use your ATV all year round, it is important to check your oil
level frequently. A rising oil level could indicate the accumulation of
water in the bottom of the oil tank. Water in the bottom of the tank can
lead to engine damage and must be drained.
Water accumulation increases as outside temperature decreases.
The cold weather kit not only reduces moisture accumulation, but the
heater will provide quicker warm-ups and easier starting.
See your dealer for more information on cold weather operation and if
the heater kit will enhance your cold weather operation.
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OPERATION
Carrying Loads
Your ATV has been designed to carry a certain amount of load.
CARGO WEIGHT should be evenly distributed (1/3 on the front and
2/3 on the rear) and mounted as low as possible. When operating over
rough or hilly terrain, reduce speed and cargo to maintain stable
driving conditions.
Maximum trailer weight - 1500 (680 kg) on level ground only with a
maximum vertical hitch weight of 150 lbs. (68.04 kg). NOTE: The
rear rack capacity and tongue weight should not exceed 180 lbs.
Maximum grade while trailer towing - 15°. Do not tow any trailer on a
grade steeper than 15° (850 lbs on grades up to 15° ).
Your machine is equipped with a front rack, take care when loading.
Improper loading of the front rack can obstruct the headlight beam,
reducing night visibility. Do not obstruct the headlight beam with
cargo.
Use of low forward gear is recommended in heavy pulling situations to
extend belt life.
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OPERATION
Carrying Loads
WARNING
Correct loading of this vehicle is necessary to maintain proper
stability and operating characteristics. Overloading or incorrect
positioning of the load affects the vehicle’s turning, stopping
distance and stability. Failure to follow loading requirements
could cause severe injury or death.
2/3 of Load on
Rear Rack
1/3 of Load on
Front Rack
Important Safeguards
To reduce risk of injury or machine damage when carrying loads, read
and follow the warnings listed below:
REDUCE SPEED AND ALLOW GREATER DISTANCE
FOR BRAKING WHEN CARRYING CARGO.
CARGO WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION should be 1/3 on the
front rack and 2/3 on the rear rack. When operating over
rough or hilly terrain, reduce speed and cargo to maintain
stable driving conditions. Carrying loads on one rack only
increases the possibility of vehicle tip over.
HEAVY LOADS CAN CAUSE BRAKING AND CONTROL
PROBLEMS. Use extreme caution when applying brakes
with a loaded vehicle. Avoid terrain or situations which may
require backing downhill.
ALL LOADS MUST BE SECURED BEFORE MOVING
VEHICLE. Unsecured loads can create unstable operating
conditions, which could result in loss of control of the vehicle.
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OPERATION
Carrying Loads
68
LOADS MUST BE CARRIED AS LOW ON THE RACKS
AS POSSIBLE. Carrying loads high on the racks raises the
center of gravity of the vehicle and creates a less stable operating condition. When cargo loads are carried high on the
racks, the weight of the loads must be reduced to maintain
stable operating conditions.
OPERATE ONLY WITH STABLE AND SAFELY ARRANGED LOADS. When handling off-centered loads which
cannot be centered, securely fasten load and operate with extra caution. Always attach the tow load to the hitch point
designated for your ATV.
EXTREME CAUTION MUST BE USED when operating
with loads extending over the rack sides. Stability and maneuverability may be adversely affected, causing the machine
to overturn.
DO NOT BLOCK THE FRONT HEADLIGHT BEAM when
carrying loads on the front rack.
DO NOT TRAVEL FASTER THAN THE RECOMMENDED SPEEDS. Vehicle should never exceed 10
mph (16 kph) while towing a load on a level grass surface.
Vehicle speed should never exceed 5 mph (8 kph) when towing loads in rough terrain, while cornering, or while ascending or descending a hill.
NOISE EMISSION CONTROL
SYSTEM REGULATION
TAMPERING WITH NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED!
U.S. Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof:
(1) The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for
purposes of maintenance, repair, or replacement of any device or
element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of
noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or
while it is in use or
(2) the use of the vehicle after such device or element of design has
been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
ACTS PRESUMED TO CONSTITUTE TAMPERING ARE THE
ACTS LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
THE FOLLOWING:
1. Removal or alteration or the puncturing of the muffler or any engine
component which conducts removal of engine exhaust gases.
2. Removal or alteration or the puncturing of any part of the engine air
induction system.
3. Replacement of any vehicle parts with parts not in compliance with
federal regulations.
4. Lack of proper maintenance.
CAUTION
Remember, exhaust system components are very hot during and after use of ATV. Serious burns can result if hot
components are touched.
Do not touch exhaust system components. Serious burns can result.
Be especially careful when traveling through tall grass. The potential for fire exists.
USFS Approved Spark Arrestor
Most Polaris ATVs have mufflers that were tested and approved in
accordance with the USFS Forest Service Standard 5100-1A.
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RIDING
Pre Ride Inspection
WARNING
You must inspect your ATV each time before riding to ensure it is
in proper working order. If proper inspection is not done, severe
injury or death could result.
Use the following checklist to verify your machine is in proper
working order each time you ride.
Item/Inspection Procedure
1. Tires - check condition and pressures
2. Fuel and oil tanks - fill both tanks to their proper levels
3. All brakes - check operation, adjustment and fluid level (includes foot
brake)
4. Throttle - check for free operation and closing
5. Headlight/Taillight/Brakelight - check operation of all indicator
lights and switches
6. Engine stop switch - check for proper function
7. Wheels - check for tightness of wheel nuts and axle nuts; check that
axle nuts are secured by cotter pins
8. Air cleaner element - check for dirt; clean or replace
9. Steering - check for free operation noting any unusual looseness in
any area
10. Loose parts - visually inspect vehicle for any damaged components or
loose nuts/bolts or fasteners
11. Operators helmet, goggles and clothing
12. Engine coolant - check for proper level at the recovery bottle
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RIDING
Safe Riding Tips
Riding Position
1. Sit upright with both feet on the footrests and both hands on the
handlebars.
2. After starting the engine and allowing it to warm up, shift the
transmission into gear.
3. Check your surroundings and determine your path of travel.
4. Release the parking brake.
5. Slowly depress the throttle with your right thumb and begin driving.
Vehicle speed is controlled by the amount of throttle opening.
6. Drive slowly, practice maneuvering and using the throttle and brakes
on level surfaces.
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RIDING
Safe Riding Tips
Making Turns
Practice making turns at slow speeds.
To turn, steer in the direction of the turn leaning your upper body to the
inside of the turn while supporting your weight on the outer footrest.
The same leaning technique should be used for turning in reverse.
WARNING
Avoid turning at sharp angles in reverse as tipover and severe
injury may result.
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RIDING
Safe Riding Tips
Riding on Slippery Surfaces
Whenever riding on slippery surfaces such as wet trails or
loose gravel, or during cold freezing weather, special attention must be paid to prevent vehicle turnover. Always:
1. Slow down when entering slippery areas.
2. Maintain a high level of alertness, reading the trail and avoiding
quick, sharp turns which can cause skids.
3. Correct a skid by turning the handlebars in the direction of the skid
and shifting your body weight forward.
4. Driving with All Wheel Drive (All Wheel Drive) engaged can assist in
controlling the vehicle in slippery areas.
5. Never apply brakes during a skid. Complete loss of ATV control can
result.
6. Do not operate on excessively slippery surfaces if possible to avoid.
7. Always reduce speed and use additional caution.
CAUTION
Severe damage to drive train may occur if the Demand Drive is
engaged while the wheels are spinning.
WARNING
Failure to exercise care when operating the ATV on slippery
surfaces can be dangerous.
Loss of tire traction and vehicle control can result in an accident,
including an overturn.
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RIDING
Safe Riding Tips
Traveling Uphill
25 Maximum
WARNING
Exercise extreme caution when traveling in hilly terrain. Braking
and handling are greatly affected. Loss of vehicle control or
overturning of the ATV could occur causing severe injury or death.
Whenever traveling uphill always travel straight uphill and:
1. Avoid steep hills (25 maximum).
2. Keep both feet on the footrests.
3. Transfer your weight forward.
4. Proceed at a steady rate of speed and throttle opening.
5. Remain alert and be prepared to take emergency action. This may
include quick dismounting of the ATV.
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RIDING
Safe Riding Tips
Sidehilling
Sidehilling your ATV is one of the most dangerous types of
riding and should be avoided if possible. In the event you do
enter into a situation where sidehilling is necessary, always:
1. Slow down.
2. Lean into the hill transferring your upper body weight toward the hill
while keeping your feet on the footrests.
3. Steer slightly into the hill to maintain vehicle directions.
If vehicle begins to tip, quickly turn the front wheel downhill, if
possible, or dismount on the uphill side immediately!
WARNING
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills can be dangerous.
Loss of vehicle control or overturning of the ATV could occur
causing severe injury or death.
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RIDING
Safe Riding Tips
Traveling Downhill
Whenever descending a hill, always:
1. Drive directly downhill.
2. Transfer your weight to the rear of the vehicle.
3. Slow down.
4. Apply the brakes slightly to aid in slowing.
Familiarize yourself with the foot brake and its use in the event loss of
normal service brakes occurs.
WARNING
Do not travel at excessive speeds. It is dangerous and can
cause loss of vehicle control and tipping, resulting in severe injury
or death.
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RIDING
Safe Riding Tips
Turning Around on a Hill
8’
Uphill
If the ATV stalls while climbing a hill, never back it down the
hill! One maneuver which can be used when it is necessary
to turn around while climbing a hill is the K-turn.
1. Stop and lock the parking brake while maintaining body weight
uphill.
2. Leave transmission in forward and shut off engine.
3. Dismount on left or uphill side of ATV.
4. Staying uphill of ATV, turn handlebars full left (while facing front
of ATV).
5. While holding service brake, release parking brake lock and slowly
allow ATV to roll around to your right until ATV is pointing across
the hill or slightly downward.
6. Lock the parking brake and remount ATV from the uphill side,
maintaining body weight uphill.
7. Restart engine with transmission still in forward, release parking
brake, and proceed slowly, controlling speed with the service
brake, until ATV is on reasonably level ground.
WARNING
Avoid climbing steep hills. Loss of vehicle control or overturning of
the ATV could occur resulting in severe injury or death.
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RIDING
Safe Riding Tips
Crossing Streams
Your Polaris ATV can operate through water up to maximum
recommended depths reaching the footrests. Before fording
streams always:
1. Determine water depths and current.
2. Choose a crossing where both banks have gradual inclines.
3. Proceed slowly, avoiding rocks and obstacles if possible.
4. After crossing, dry the brakes by applying light pressure to the
lever until braking action is normal.
Avoid operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water. If
you cannot avoid water which exceeds the recommended maximum depth, go slowly, balance your weight carefully, avoid sudden movements, maintain a slow and steady forward motion. Do
not make sudden turns or stops and do not make sudden throttle
changes.
NOTE: After running the vehicle in water, it is critical your machine
is serviced as outlined in the maintenance chart beginning on page 82.
The following areas need special attention: engine oil, transmission
oil, front and rear gearcases, and all grease fittings.
If your vehicle becomes immersed, and it is impossible to take it to a
dealer before starting, follow the steps described on page 121. It is still
important the vehicle be serviced by your dealer at the first
opportunity.
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RIDING
Safe Riding Tips
Trail Obstacles
Keep Alert!
Look ahead and learn to read the trail as you ride. Stay on the right
side of the trail, if possible, and be constantly alert for hazards such as
logs, rocks and low hanging branches.
WARNING
Not all obstacles are visible. Travel with caution on trails.
severe injury or death can result if your machine comes in
contact with a hidden obstacle.
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RIDING
Safe Riding Tips
Backing Up
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Avoid backing up on steep inclines.
Always back slowly.
When in reverse, apply the brakes lightly for stopping.
Avoid turning at sharp angles in reverse.
Never open the throttle suddenly while backing.
Never activate override button while throttle is open. Loss of
control may result.
NOTE: Most Polaris ATVs are equipped with a reverse speed limiter.
The override button should be used with caution as rearward vehicle
speed is greatly increased. Do not operate at wide open throttle. Only
open the throttle enough to maintain a desired speed.
CAUTION
Opening the throttle more than required may cause excessive fuel
to build in the exhaust, resulting in engine popping and/or engine
damage.
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RIDING
Safe Riding Tips
Parking on an Incline
Whenever the Vehicle is Parked
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Place the transmission in park.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Avoid parking on an incline. If it is necessary to park on an
incline, always block the rear wheels on the down hill side as
shown above.
5. Shut off fuel supply.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
Careful periodic maintenance will help keep your vehicle in the safest,
most reliable condition. Inspection, adjustment and lubrication
intervals of important components are explained in the following chart
on the following pages.
Maintenance intervals are based upon average riding conditions and an
average vehicle speed of approximately 10 miles per hour. Vehicles
subjected to severe use, such as operation in wet or dusty areas, should
be inspected and serviced more frequently. If you are not familiar with
safe service and adjustment procedures, have a qualified dealer perform
these operations.
Inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust or replace parts as necessary. NOTE:
Inspection may reveal the need for replacement parts. Always use
genuine Polaris parts available from your Polaris dealer.
Service and adjustments are critical. If you are not familiar with safe
service and adjustment procedures, have a qualified dealer perform
these operations.
CAUTION
Due to the nature of the adjustments marked with a on the
following chart, it is recommended that service be performed by an
authorized Polaris dealer.
More often under severe use, such as dirty or wet conditions to
purge water or dirt contamination from grease fittings and other
critical components.
Emission Control System Service (California - 4-Cycle) NOTE:
Some 4-Cycle models may have an additional California -only
emissions warranty.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
Item
Hours or When
Miles
Remarks
Brake System
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Pre-ride inspection item
Foot Brake
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Pre-ride inspection item
Tires
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Inspect daily, pre-ride inspection item
Wheels
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Pre-ride inspection item
Frame nuts, bolts,
fasteners
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Pre-ride inspection item
Air Filter - Pre-Cleaner
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Inspect-Clean
Coolant/Level Inspection
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Replace engine coolant
every two years
Fuel and oil tanks
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Fill to proper levels
Throttle
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Check operation
Lights
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Check operation
Engine Stop Switch
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Check operation
Steering
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Check for free operation
Air Box Sediment
Tube
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Drain deposits whenever
visible
Headlamp Inspection
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Check operation daily; apply Polaris dielectric
grease to connector when
replaced
Tail lamp inspection
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Check operation daily; apply Polaris dielectric
grease to socket when replaced
Air Filter - Main Element
Weekly
Weekly
Inspect-Replace if necessary
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
CAUTION
Due to the nature of the adjustments marked with a on the
following chart, it is recommended that service be performed by
an authorized Polaris dealer.
More often under severe use, such as dirty or wet conditions to
purge water or dirt contamination from grease fittings and other
critical components.
Emission Control System Service (California - 4-Cycle) NOTE:
Some 4-Cycle models may have an additional California -only
emissions warranty.
Item
Hours or When
Miles
Remarks
Transmission Oil
Level
20 hrs
Monthly
Inspect monthly; change
annually
Battery
20 hrs
Monthly
Check Terminals/clean/
check fluid level
Engine breather filter
(4-cycle)
20 hrs
Monthly
Inspect-replace annually
and as needed
Brake pad wear
20 hrs
Monthly
Inspect periodically
Front and Rear Gear- 100 hrs
case Oil (shaft drive)
Monthly
Check monthly and
change annually
General Lubrication
50 hrs
3
months
Lubricate all fittings, pivots,
cables, etc.
Engine Oil - Level/
Change (4-Cycle)
100 hrs / 6
1000
months
miles
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Check Level Daily; Break
in Service at 1 month.
Change oil more often in
cold weather use.
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
Item
Hours or When
Miles
Remarks
Oil Filter(4-Cycle)
100 hrs / 6
1000
months
miles
Replace with oil change
Engine breather
hose
(4-cycle)
100 hrs
6
months
Inspect
Carburetor Float
Bowl
50 hrs
6
months
Drain bowl periodically and
prior to storage
Throttle Cable/ETC
Switch
50 hrs
6
months
Inspect-adjust, lubricate,
replace if necessary; preride inspection item
Choke (Enricher)
Cable
50 hrs
6
months
Inspect, lubricate, replace
if necessary
Coolant strength/
pressure test system
100 hrs
6
months
Inspect strength seasonally; pressure test system
annually
Drive belt
50 hrs
6
months
Inspect, replace if necessary
Steering
50 hrs
6
months
Inspect daily, lubricate
Front Suspension
50 hrs
6
months
Inspect-lubricate, tighten
fasteners
Rear Suspension
50 hrs
6
months
Inspect, tighten fasteners
Spark Plug
100 hrs
12
months
Inspect-replace if necessary
Rear Axle
50 hrs
6
months
Inspect bearings, Lube
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
CAUTION
Due to the nature of the adjustments marked with a on the
following chart, it is recommended that service be performed by
an authorized Polaris dealer.
More often under severe use, such as dirty or wet conditions to
purge water or dirt contamination from grease fittings and other
critical components.
Emission Control System Service (California - 4-Cycle) NOTE:
Some 4-Cycle models may have an additional California -only
emissions warranty.
Item
Hours or When
Miles
Remarks
Ignition Timing
100 hrs
12
months
Inspect and adjust as
needed
Fuel System
100
hours
12
months
Check for leaks at tank
cap, lines, fuel valve, filter,
pump and carburetor. Replace lines every two
years.
Fuel Filter
100 hrs
12
months
Replace annually
Radiator
100 hrs
12
months
Inspect/clean external surface
Cooling System
hoses
100 hrs
12
months
Inspect
Spark arrestor
100 hrs
12
months
Clean out
Clutches (drive and
driven)
100 hrs
12
months
Inspect, clean
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
Item
Hours or When
Miles
Remarks
Engine Mounts
100 hrs
12
months
Inspect
Valve Clearance
100 hrs
12
months
Inspect/Adjust
Brake fluid
200 hrs
24
months
Change every two years
Front wheel bearings
300 hrs
36
months
Inspect, replace if necessary
Idle Speed
As Required
As Required
Adjust
Toe adjustment
As required
As required
Periodic inspection, adjust
when parts are replaced
Headlight Aim
As required
As required
Adjust if necessary
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication Recommendations
Item
Lube Rec
Method
Frequency*
(1)Engine Oil
Polaris
Add to proper level on dip- Check level
Premium stick. See page 96.
daily.
4 Synthetic 0W40
(2) Brake
Fluid
DOT 3
Only
Maintain level between fill
lines. See page 47.
As required;
change every
two years or
200 hours
(3) Transmis- Polaris
sion Oil
Premium
Synthetic
gear case
lube
See Page 98
Change
annually or at
100 hours
(4) Front
Premium
Gearcase Oil Hub Lube
See Page 99
Change
annually or at
100 hours
(5) Rear
GL5
Gearcase Oil 80-90
Weight
Gear
Lube
Change
Annually or
at 100 hours
(6) Front
Prop Shaft
U-joints
Grease+
Locate Fittings and
Grease
Every 3
months or 50
hours
(7) Front
Propshaft
Yoke
Grease+
Locate fittings and grease
- 3 pumps maximum
Every 3
months or 50
hours
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication Recommendations
(4) Front Gear Case
Fill plug
(5) Rear Gear Case
(3) Transmission
(plug)
Fill plug
(6) Front Prop Shaft
(U-Joints)
(7) Propshaft Yoke
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication Recommendations
(8) Front
Drive Axle (U
Joint) (AWD
Models)
(9) Ball Joint
Grease+ Locate grease fitting and
grease with grease gun.
Grease
**
Locate fitting on back side of Every 3
struts and grease with grease months or
gun.
50 hours
(10) Front A
Arm Pivot
Shaft
Grease
**∆
Locate fitting on pivot shaft
and grease with grease gun.
(11) Upper
steering Post
Bushing
Grease
**
Locate fitting on steering post Every 3
and grease with grease gun. months or
50 hours
(12) Upper
Control Arms
Grease
**∆
Locate fittings and grease
Semiannually
(13) Lower
Control Arms
Grease
**∆
Locate fittings and grease
Semiannually
(14) Rear
Wheel Hub
Grease
Bearing Carri- **∆
er
Locate fitting and grease
Semiannually
Grease
Locate fitting and grease
Semiannually
(15) Rear
Anti-Roll Bar
Every 3
months or
50 hours
Every 3
months or
50 hours
More often under severe use, such as wet or dusty conditions.
**Polaris Premium all Season Grease or grease conforming to NLGI
No. 2, such as
Conoco Superlube M or Mobilegrease Special.
+ Grease every 500 miles, or before long periods of storage or after
pressure washing, or after submerging in water. Always use Polaris
Premium U-Joint Lube for maximum service of these driveline
components (PN 2871515 3 oz.)(PN 2871551 14 oz.).
∆ When suspension action becomes stiff or after washing.
NOTE: Hours are based on 10 mph average.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication Recommendations
(8) Axle Cardan
Front Drive
(11) Steering
Post
Bushing
(10) Front A Arm
Pivot Shaft
Upper
(13) Lower Control
Arm
(12) Upper Control
Arm
(13) Lower Control
Arm
(15) Rear AntiRoll Bar
(14) Rear Wheel
Hub Bearing
Carrier
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Record
Use the following chart to record periodic maintenance work:
Maintenance
Interval
Performed
First 5 Hrs.
25 Hrs.
50 Hrs.
75 Hrs.
100 Hrs.
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Servicing Servicing
Date
Dealer
or Person
Remarks
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Engine Cooling System
Coolant Level
The recovery bottle(1), located on
the left side of the machine, must be
maintained between the minimum
and maximum levels indicated on
the recovery bottle.
The engine coolant level is
1
controlled or maintained by the
recovery system. The recovery
system components are the recovery
bottle, radiator filler neck, radiator
pressure cap and connecting hose.
As coolant operating temperature
increases, the expanding (heated)
excess coolant is forced out of the radiator past the pressure cap and
into the recovery bottle. As engine coolant temperature decreases the
contracting (cooled) coolant is drawn back up from the tank past the
pressure cap and into the radiator.
NOTE: Some coolant level drop on new machines is normal as the
system is purging itself of trapped air. Observe coolant levels and
maintain as recommended by adding coolant to the recovery bottle.
Polaris recommends the use of Polaris Premium 60/40
anti-freeze/coolant or a 50/50 mixture of high quality aluminum
compatible anti-freeze/coolant and distilled water. NOTE: Polaris
Premium 60/40 is already premixed and ready to use. Do not dilute
with water. NOTE: Always follow the manufacturer’s mixing
recommendations for the freeze protection required in your area.
To access the recovery bottle it is necessary to remove the left side
panel as described on page 130.
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Engine Cooling System
WARNING
Never remove the pressure cap when the engine is warm or hot.
Escaping steam can cause severe burns. The engine must be
cool before removing the pressure cap.
Radiator Coolant Level Inspection
NOTE: This procedure is
only required if the cooling
system has been drained for
maintenance and/or repair.
However, if the recovery bottle
has run dry, the level in the
radiator should be inspected
and coolant added if necessary.
To access the radiator pressure
cap:
Using the tool provided,
remove the four screws
securing front rack (1).
Remove front cover (2) by
placing your fingers under the
front of the cover and pulling
upward.
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Engine Cooling System
NOTE: Use of a non-standard pressure cap will not allow the
recovery system to function properly. If the cap should need
replacement contact your dealer for the correct replacement part.
To insure that the coolant maintains its ability to protect the engine, it
is recommended that the system be completely drained every two years
and a fresh mixture of antifreeze and water be added.
Polaris recommends the use of Polaris Premium 60/40
anti-freeze/coolant or a 50/50 mixture of high quality aluminum
compatible anti-freeze/coolant and distilled water. NOTE: Polaris
Premium 60/40 is already premixed and ready to use. Do not dilute
with water. NOTE: Always follow the manufacturer’s mixing
recommendations for the freeze protection required in your area.
Using a funnel, slowly add coolant as necessary through the radiator
filler neck.
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Lubrication
4-Cycle Premium 4 Synthetic Lubricant
CAUTION
Use only Polaris Premium 4 All Season synthetic oil or API
certified “SH” oil. Never substitute or mix oil brands. Serious
engine damage and voiding of warranty can result.
Polaris Premium 4 All Season Synthetic engine oil has been specially
formulated for use in Polaris 4-cycle engines. It is a fully synthetic,
high performance, multi-viscosity oil designed to provide the ultimate
in lubrication performance and protection.
Premium 4 possesses unsurpassed film strength over the widest
possible temperature range. It resists viscosity and frictional
breakdown in ambient temperatures from -40° F to 120° F. Its
exceptional frictional properties result in more efficient operation, more
power output, lower fuel consumption, and easier starting in cold
temperatures.
Although Polaris Premium 4 is the only oil recommended for use in
this engine, use of any API certified “SH” oil is allowable. Oil may
need to be changed more frequently if Polaris Premium 4 is not used.
You will also need to follow the manufacturers recommendations for
ambient temperature operation.
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Lubrication
Oil and Filter Change
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Place vehicle on a level surface.
Run engine two to three minutes until warm. Stop engine.
Clean area around drain plug.
Place a drain pan beneath engine crankcase and remove drain plug.
CAUTION: Oil may be hot. Do not allow hot oil to come into
contact with skin as serious burns may result.
Allow oil to drain completely.
Replace sealing washer on drain plug. NOTE: The sealing
surfaces on drain plug and crankcase should be clean and free of
burrs, nicks or scratches.
Reinstall drain plug and torque to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
Place shop towels beneath oil filter. Using an oil filter wrench,
turn filter counterclockwise to remove.
Using a clean dry cloth, clean filter sealing surface on crankcase.
Lubricate O-ring on new filter with a film of new engine oil.
Check to make sure the O-ring is in good condition.
Install new filter and turn by hand until filter gasket contacts the
sealing surface, then turn and additional 1/2 turn.
Remove dipstick and fill sump with 2 quarts (1.9 l) of Polaris
Premium 4 synthetic oil.
Place gear selector in neutral and set parking brake.
Start the engine and let it idle for one to two minutes. Stop the
engine and inspect for leaks.
Re-check the oil level on the dipstick and add oil as necessary to
bring the level to the upper mark on the dipstick.
Dispose of used filter and oil properly.
NOTE: Drain Plug Torque: 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm); Oil Filter Torque: Turn
by hand until filter gasket contacts the sealing surface, then turn an
additional 1/2 turn.
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Lubrication
Transmission Lubrication
The transmission fill plug is located on the right side of the machine
behind the propshaft shield or footwell.
The transmission lubricant level should be checked every six months or
1000 miles (1600 km), whichever comes first. Transmission oil should
be changed annually. With the ATV on a level surface, remove fill
plug (1) and check the lubricant level. Use the illustration and the chart
below to determine the correct fluid level. The correct transmission
lubricant to use is Polaris Premium Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant (PN
2871478).
Model
Sportsman 700
Oil Level “A”
Oil Fill Ounces (ml)
1 5/8″
13.5 (400)
Transmission Oil Changing Procedure
1. Remove the
four screws
on the
footwell
and gently
pull
outward for
1
access.
2. Remove fill plug.
3. Remove transmission drain plug (2)
located on the bottom left hand side
and drain the oil. Catch and discard
used oil properly.
4. Clean and reinstall the drain plug
torque to 14 ft. lbs. (1.93 kg-m).
5. Add the correct amount of Polaris
Premium Synthetic Gearcase
Lubricant
until oil reaches the bottom of the
filler hole.
6. Check for leaks.
7. Reinstall footwell and screws
removed in step 1.
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Lubrication
Front Gearcase Lubrication
The front gearcase fill plug is
located as shown.
The front gearcase lubricant level
should be checked every six months
or 1000 miles (1600 km), whichever
comes first. Front gearcase oil
should be changed annually.
With the ATV on a level surface,
remove fill plug and check the
lubricant level. Lubricant should be
kept 3/4” from the bottom of the fill
plug thread. The correct gearcase
lubricant to use is Premium Hub
Fill plug
Lube.
Gearcase Oil Changing Procedure
1. Remove fill plug (1).
2. Remove gearcase drain plug located on the bottom right hand side
and drain the oil.
3. Clean and reinstall the drain plug and tighten securely (14 ft.
lbs/1.93 kgm).
4. Add 5 ounces (150 ml) of Polaris premium hub oil.
5. Reinstall filler plug.
6. Check for leaks.
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Lubrication
Rear Gearcase Lubrication
With the ATV on a level
surface, remove the fill plug and
visually inspect the lubricant
level through the fill hole (1).
The lubricant level should be
maintained 1 5/8 in. from the
top of the fill plug hole. Use
GL5 80-90 weight gear lube.
1
2
Gearcase Oil Changing Procedure
1. Remove drain plug (2). Catch and discard used oil properly.
2. Clean and reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer and
tighten securely (14 ft. lbs./1.93 kgm).
3. Remove fill plug and add 5 ounces (150 ml of GL5 80-90 weight
gear lube. Inspect the oil level. The oil level should be maintained
1 5/8 in. from the top of the fill plug hole.
4. Reinstall the fill plug. Tighten securely (14 ft. lbs/1.93 kgm).
5. Check for leaks.
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Lubrication
Oil System
The oil dipstick and fill tube are located on the left side of the vehicle
To check the oil:
1. Set machine on a level
surface.
A
2. Start the engine and let
it idle for 20-30
seconds.
3. Stop the engine and lift
the lever lock (A) on
the dipstick. Remove
the dipstick and wipe it
clean.
4. Re-install the dipstick
completely, remove it
and read the oil level.
NOTE: Make certain
the dipstick is inserted
ADD 8 OZ
all the way into the
SAFE
filler tube to keep the
angle and depth of stick
consistent.
5. Remove dipstick and check to see that the oil level is between the
full and add marks. Add oil as indicated by the level on the
dipstick. Do not overfill.
6. When reinstalling the dipstick, make certain to seat the lever lock.
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Filter Systems
Cleaning the Main Filter
NOTE: It is advisable to replace the filter when it is dirty. However,
in an emergency it is permissible to clean the main filter if you observe
the following practices.
1. Never immerse the filter in water since dirt can be transferred to
the clean air side of the filter.
2. If compressed air is used never exceed a pressure of 40 PSI.
Always use a dispersion type nozzle to prevent filter damage and
clean from the inside to the outside.
NOTE: Replace the air filter every 50 hours, and possibly more often
in very dirty conditions.
Air Filter Service - 4 Cycle
1. Remove seat.
2. Release clips and remove
cover.
3. Loosen clamp and remove
filter
4. Remove fabric type
pre-filter (1) from main
filter (2). Wash pre-filter
in soapy water and dry it.
5. Reinstall pre-filter over
main filter. Replace main
filter as required.
6. Reinstall filter into air box
and tighten clamp. Do not
over tighten clamp or filter
damage may occur.
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Filter Systems
CAUTION
Operation of your ATV without a breather filter can cause engine
damage.
Breather Filter and Hose
4-Cycle Engines With Dry Sump*
1. Take the filter(1) out of
the hoses.
2. Inspect filter for debris.
Blow through gently in
direction of arrow on
filter to check for
clogging. Replace as
needed.
3. Check hoses for cracks,
deterioration, abrasion,
or leaks. Replace as
needed.
1
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Adjustments
Steering Inspection
The steering assembly of the machine should be checked periodically
for loose nuts and bolts. If loose nuts and bolts are found, have your
dealer tighten them before riding your vehicle.
Camber and Caster
The camber and caster are non-adjustable.
WARNING
If you determine your machine needs the tie rod adjusted for toe
alignment, contact your dealer for service. Steering is a vital part
of your machine that, if adjusted wrong, could lead to severe injury
or death.
Toe Alignment
You can check the toe
alignment of the vehicle
using the following
method. The
recommended toe
alignment is 1/8″ to 1/4″
(.3 to .6 cm) toe out. If
you discover improper
adjustment have your
dealer correct it.
1. Set the handlebars in a
straight ahead position
and hold them in this
position.
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Adjustments
Toe Alignment (cont.)
2. Place stands in front of the machine, perpendicular to the rear tires.
3. Tie an elastic string around the stands, making sure string just
touches side surface of the rear tires on each side of machine and
goes around the stands in front of the machine.
4. Measure from string to rim at front and rear of front rim. Rear rim
measurement should be 1/16″ - 1/8″ (.2 to .3 cm) more than front
rim measurement.
5. If this measurement needs to be adjusted, contact your dealer for
service.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Rear Spring Adjustment
The rear shock absorber spring is adjusted by rotating the adjuster in
the direction required to increase or decrease spring tension.
NOTE: Accessory springs are available through your Polaris dealer.
Rear Spring
Adjustment
Cam
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Adjustments
WARNING
Improper adjustment of the handlebars or incorrect torquing of
the adjuster block tightening bolts can cause limited steering or
loosening of the handlebars, resulting in loss of control and
possible serious personal injury or death.
Handlebar Adjustment
Your ATV has handlebars which
can be adjusted for your
personal fit.
1. To locate handlebar bolts,
it will be necessary to
remove the upper headlight
pod.
2. Loosen the four bolts.
3. Adjust handlebar to desired
height. Be sure handlebars do not hit gas tank or any other part of
machine when turned fully to left or right.
4. Torque handlebar adjuster block bolts to 10 to 12 ft. lbs.
NOTE: Tighten bolts so there is an equal gap at the front and rear of
the handlebar block. Improper gap will result in improper fit of upper
pod.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
Front Brake
WARNING
Once a bottle of brake fluid is opened, use what is necessary and
discard the rest. Do not store or use a partial bottle of brake fluid.
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it rapidly absorbs moisture
from the air. This causes the boiling temperature of the brake
fluid to drop, which can lead to early brake fade and the possibility
of serious injury.
The front brakes are hydraulic disc brakes which are activated by the
brake lever being moved toward the handlebar. These brakes are
self-adjusting and require no adjustment.
The following checks are recommended to keep the brake system in
good operating condition. How often they need checking depends
upon the type of driving that has been done.
Keep fluid level in the master cylinder reservoirs as described on
page 47. Normal functioning of the diaphragm is to extend into
the reservoir as fluid level drops. If the fluid level is low and the
diaphragm is not extended, a leak is indicated and the diaphragm
should be replaced. Always fill the reservoir as indicated whenever the cover is loosened or removed to insure proper diaphragm
operation. Use Polaris DOT 3 brake fluid.
Check brake system for fluid
leaks.
Check brake for excessive
travel or spongy feel.
Check friction pads for wear,
damage and looseness.
Check security and surface
condition of the disc.
Pads should be changed when
A
friction material is worn to
3/64″ (.1 cm) (A), or about
the thickness of a dime.
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Adjustments
Rear Brake
The rear brake is a hydraulic disc type brake which is activated by the
same lever which activates the front brake system. The rear brake
system is self adjusting and requires no maintenance other than
periodic checks of the pads for wear.
Pads should be changed when the friction material is worn to 3/64″
(.1 cm) which is about the thickness of a dime.
Inspect the brake disc spline and pad wear surface for excessive
wear.
Foot Brake
Your ATV’s foot brake is intended to be used as a backup for the main
brake system. Should the main system fail, the rear brake can be
activated by depressing the foot pedal on the inside of the right
floorboard. All Polaris ATVs have hydraulic brake systems. The
hydraulic foot brake will not require adjustment.
NOTE: Since this is a rear brake only, it will not be as effective as the
all wheel system.
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Adjustments
Carburetor/Engine Idle RPM Adjustment
If the engine idle speed is not
satisfactory, and all other
conditions are favorable, the
carburetor can be adjusted as
follows:
1. Warm up the engine by
running the vehicle
approximately five
minutes.
A
2. Place the transmission in
gear with the parking brake
applied.
3. Adjust the carburetor idle screw (A) in or out until the desired idle
RPM is reached. Turning the screw in (clockwise) will raise RPM.
Turning the screw out (counterclockwise) will lower RPM.
Throttle Cable Free Play Adjustment
Throttle cable free play is adjusted at the handlebar.
1. Slide the boots (B) off inline cable adjuster sleeve(C). Loosen
adjuster locknut (D).
2. Turn adjuster until 1/16″ to 1/8″ freeplay is achieved at thumb
lever. NOTE: While adjusting freeplay, it is important you flip
the throttle lever back and forth.
3. Tighten locknut and slide boots over cable adjuster until they touch
at the mid point of adjuster.
B
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C
D
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Adjustments
WARNING
Operating your ATV with worn tires, improperly inflated
tires, non-standard tires or improperly installed tires will
affect vehicle handling which could cause an accident
resulting in serious injury or death.
Follow the safeguards listed below to prevent this type of
situation.
Important Safeguards
Maintain proper tire pressure according to the tire pressure decal.
Improper tire inflation may affect ATV maneuverability.
Do not use improper tires. The use of non-standard size or type tires
may affect ATV handling.
Make certain the wheel are installed properly. If wheels are improperly
installed it could affect vehicle handling and tire wear.
Wheel Removal Procedure
1. Stop the engine, place the transmission in park and lock the
parking brake.
2. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
3. Elevate the side of the vehicle by placing a suitable stand under the
footrest frame.
4. Remove the wheel nuts and remove the wheel.
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Adjustments
Wheel Installation
1. With the transmission in
park and the parking
brake locked, place the
wheel in the correct
position on the wheel
hub. Be sure the valve
stem is toward the outside
and rotation arrows on the
tire point toward forward
rotation.
2. Attach the wheel nuts and finger tighten them.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
4. Securely tighten the wheel nuts according to the chart found below:
The following items should be checked occasionally for tightness; or if
they have been loosened for maintenance service.
Wheel Nut Installation
The wheel nuts on your ATV have been installed with thread locker as
an extra measure to ensure retention. This feature is intended to last
until the wheel nuts are removed. NOTE: Wheel nut removal will be
more difficult when thread locker has been used.
You have been supplied with replacement thread locker which you
must use whenever reinstalling wheel nuts. Place one drop on the lug
before installing and tightening to 30 ft. lbs. NOTE: Always use
Polaris thread locker (PN 2870963) or equivalent when replacing
wheel nuts. Always check wheel nut tension before riding your ATV.
Wheel Nut Torque Specifications
Bolt Size
Specification
Front 3/8″
30 Ft. Lbs.
Rear 3/8″
30 Ft. Lbs.
NOTE: All nuts that have a cotter pin installed must be serviced
by an authorized Polaris Dealer.
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Adjustments
Tire Inspection
When replacing a tire always
use original equipment size
and type.
1
Tire Tread Depth
Always replace tires when
tread depth is worn to 1/8″ (.3
cm) (1) or less.
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Adjustments
Carburetor Adjustments
If the vehicle is to be operated at various altitudes and temperatures,
certain adjustments can be made to improve its operation and
driveability. Above 6000 feet (1800 m) the engine air/fuel mixture
becomes overly rich. An engine loses approximately 3% of its power
for each 1000 foot (304.8 m) increase in elevation. Although this
power cannot be regained, changes to the carburetor and drive system
can be made to allow efficient operation. These changes include:
1. Carburetor re-jetting to compensate for altitude and/or temperature
changes.
2. Transmission convertor modification to adjust for engine
horsepower loss during high altitude operation. Contact your
dealer.
3. On 4-cycle models, pilot screw adjustments can be made to
compensate for temperature changes and/or changes in altitude.
NOTE: Contact your dealer for altitude adjustments. They have the
training and special tools required to perform all necessary
modifications for you.
Accessories
There are a wide range of Polaris Accessories available for ATVs.
Contact your Polaris dealer to find out about the accessories available
for your machine.
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Lights - Adjustment - Replacement
Headlight Lamp Replacement
WARNING
Keep your headlights and taillights clean. Poor lighting while riding
can result in an accident causing severe injury or death.
CAUTION
Do not service while headlight is hot. Serious burns may result.
Do not touch a halogen lamp with bare fingers. Oil from your skin
leaves a residue, causing a hot spot which will shorten the life of
the lamp.
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Lights - Adjustment - Replacement
Headlight Lamp Replacement
Snap pins
into tabs
Position
knob in
slot and
secure in
locking
tabs
Slip O-Ring
over pin
Adjustment
Knob Stop
Route indicator
harness over
handlebar
1. Remove the three screws securing the headlight pod.
2. Using a small flat blade screwdriver, push in on the lock tab
through the two small openings at the front of the headlight pod.
3. Lift the pod lightly while depressing the tabs.
4. Lift pod cover up. Disconnect instrument cluster harnesses from
instrument cluster. Unplug indicator light harness and remove pod
cover.
5. Unplug headlamp from wiring harness.
6. Remove boot and locking collar from back of lamp housing.
7. Grasp base of lamp and lift it out.
8. Reverse previous steps to replace lamp and reassemble pod. Make
sure tab on lamp locates properly in housing.
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Lights - Adjustment - Replacement
High Beam Headlight Adjustment
The headlight beam can be adjusted to any position desired by turning
the adjusting knob located on the bottom right side of the headlight
pod.
1. Place the vehicle on a level surface with the headlight
approximately 25’ (7.6 m) from a wall.
2. Measure the distance from the floor to the center of the headlight
and make a mark on the wall at the same height.
3. Start the engine and turn the headlight switch to high beam.
4. Observe headlight aim. The most intense part of the headlight
beam should be aimed 2″ (5.1 cm) below the mark placed on the
wall in step 1. NOTE: Rider weight must be included on the
seat.
5. Adjust beam to desired position by turning the adjustment knob.
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Lights - Adjustment - Replacement
Headlight Housing Replacement
1. Lift the pod lightly while depressing the tabs.
2. Using a small flat blade screwdriver, push in on the lock tab
through the two small openings at the front of the headlight pod.
3. Remove the three screws
securing the headlight pod.
O-Ring
4. Lift pod cover up. Disconnect
instrument cluster harnesses
from instrument cluster.
Unplug indicator light harness
and remove pod cover.
5. Unplug headlamp from wiring
harness.
6. Remove O-Ring from
headlight pivot pins.
7. Pull headlight housing up to
release from locking tabs.
8. Lift adjusting knob up to
5 1/8″
remove from locking tabs.
(13 cm)
9. Carefully pull assembly up
and out of pod.
Distance from headlamp
10. Reverse steps to install new
parting line to end of
housing and reassemble pod.
adjustment knob stop is 5
11. Adjust headlight aim by
1/8″ (13 cm).
turning adjusting knob.
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Lights - Adjustment - Replacement
Taillight/Brakelight Lamp Replacement
If the taillight/brakelight does not
work the lamp may need to be
replaced.
1. Remove the taillight lens cover
mounting screws. Remove the
lense cover and gasket and set
aside for reassembly.
2. Remove lamp (A) and replace
it with recommended lamp.
3. Test the taillight/brakelight to
see that it’s working.
4. Reinstall the gasket and lens
cover (B) removed in step 1.
B
A
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Spark Plugs
Refer to page 7 for the correct spark plug for your machine.
The spark plug and its condition is indicative of engine operation. The
spark plug firing end condition should be read after the engine is
warmed up and the vehicle is driven at higher speeds. Immediately
check the spark plug for correct color.
1. Normal
The insulator tip is gray, tan or light brown. There will be few
combustion deposits. The electrodes are not burned or eroded. This
indicates the proper type and heat range for the engine and the service.
NOTE: The tip should not be white. A white insulator tip indicates
overheating, caused by use of an improper spark plug or incorrect
carburetion adjustments.
2. Wet Fouled
The insulator tip is black. A damp oil film covers the firing end.
There may be a carbon layer over the entire nose. Generally, the
electrodes are not worn. General causes are excessive oil use, improper
use of the choke, or incorrect carburetion adjustments.
Spark Plug Removal and Replacement
WARNING
Never attempt to remove a spark plug while the engine is warm.
The exhaust system or engine could burn you causing severe
injury.
The spark plug is removed by using the special wrench provided in the
tool pouch. Remove the spark plug cap and then the spark plug by
rotating counterclockwise.
Reverse the procedure for spark plug installation. Torque to 17 ft. lbs.
Never deviate from the recommended spark plug as engine damage can
occur.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Water Immersion
CAUTION
If your ATV becomes immersed, take it to your dealer before
starting the engine. Major engine damage can result if the
machine is not thoroughly inspected.
If it is impossible to take it to a dealer before starting, follow the steps
outlined below.
Move the ATV to dry land or at the
very least, to water below the foot
rests.
Turn the fuel valve off.
Remove the spark plugs.
Loosen the carburetor drain screw (1).
Turn the engine over several times
with electric start.
Dry the spark plugs and reinstall or
replace with a new plugs.
1
Tighten the carburetor drain screw.
Turn the fuel valve on.
Attempt to start the engine. If necessary, repeat the “drying” procedure.
Take the machine to your dealer for
service as soon as possible, whether
you succeed in starting it or not.
If water has been ingested into the PVT
follow the procedure on page 125 to dry
out the PVT.
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Spark Arrestor
WARNING
When cleaning the spark arrestor, you must follow the safeguards
listed below to avoid serious injury or death.
Do not perform this operation immediately after the engine has
been run because the exhaust system becomes very hot.
Because of the increased fire hazard, make sure that there
are no combustible materials in the area when purging the
spark arrestor.
Wear eye protection.
Do not stand behind or in front of the vehicle while purging the
carbon from the spark arrestor.
Never run the engine in an enclosed area. The exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas.
Do not go under the machine while it is inclined.
Keep combustible materials away from exhaust system. Fire
may result.
Spark Arrestor
The exhaust pipe must be periodically purged of accumulated carbon as
follows:
1. Remove the clean out plug (1) located on the bottom of the muffler.
2. Place the transmission in neutral and start the engine. Purge
accumulated carbon from the system by momentarily revving the
engine several times.
3. If some carbon is expelled, cover the exhaust outlet and rap on the pipe
around the clean out plug while revving the engine several more
times.
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Spark Arrestor (cont.)
4. If particles are still
suspected to be in the
muffler, back the
machine onto an
incline so the rear of
the machine is one foot
higher than the front.
1
Set the parking brake
and block the wheels.
Make sure the machine
is in neutral and repeat steps 2 and 3.
5. If particles are still suspected to be in the muffler, drive the
machine onto the incline so the front of the machine is one foot
higher than the rear. Set the parking brake and block the wheels.
Make sure the machine is in neutral and repeat steps 2 and 3.
6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 until no more particles are expelled when
the engine is revved.
7. Stop the engine and allow the arrestor to cool.
8. Reinstall the arrestor plug.
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PVT System
WARNING
The PVT system rotates at high speeds, creating large amounts
of force on clutch components. Extensive engineering and
testing has been conducted to insure the safety of this product.
However, as the owner you have the following responsibilities to
make sure this system remains safe:
Do not modify any component of the PVT system. Doing so
may reduce its strength so that a failure may occur at high
speeds. This system has been precision balanced. Any
modification will cause the system to be out of balance,
creating vibration and additional loads on components.
Routine maintenance is the responsibility of the owner. Always follow recommended maintenance procedures. See
your dealer!
This PVT system is intended for use on Polaris products
only.
The PVT housing must be securely in place during operation.
Failure to comply with this warning can result in severe injury or
death.
Low Range Use May Reduce PVT
Operating Temperatures
The basic operation of the Polaris PVT system is dependent on engine
speed and vehicle torque requirements. As engine speed increases, the
force exerted on the movable drive sheave by the flyweights also
increases. This, in turn, increases the amount of “pinch” applied to the
drive belt. Similarly, if the engine speed decreases, the amount of
centrifugal force decreases, reducing the amount of belt “pinch.”
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PVT System
On Polaris ATVs, the approximate gear ratio difference between high
and low range is 1:2.25. This difference in gearing affects the operation
of the PVT, especially at speeds less than 7 MPH, due to the system’s
dependence on engine speed.
For example, when operating at a ground speed of 3 MPH in low
range, the engine speed would be around 3000 RPM. This is well
above the engagement speed of 1200 - 1400 RPM. However, in high
range at 3 MPH, the engine would be running at only 1500 RPM.
Whenever operating this close to the engagement speed, the engine
may be running at a speed which is too low to provide adequate
“pinch” needed to prevent belt slip. This belt slip is responsible for
creating the excessive heat that destroys belts and causes outer clutch
covers to fail.
By switching to low range while operating at low ground speeds, the
air temperature in the clutch cover is reduced by almost 160 degrees.
Reducing the temperature inside the clutch cover extends the life of the
PVT components (belt, cover, etc.).
NOTE; Models without a low range should avoid heavy pulling and
extended low-speed operation.
PVT Drying
There may be some instances when water is accidently ingested into
the PVT system. If this happens, use the following instructions to dry
it out before operating.
First remove the drain plug and allow the water to drain. Replace the
drain plug. Start the engine and shift the transmission into neutral.
Apply varying throttle for 10 to 15 seconds. This will expel the
moisture and air-dry the belt and clutches. Allow the engine RPM to
settle to idle speed and shift the transmission to the lowest available
range and test for belt slippage. If the belt slips, repeat the process.
Take the vehicle to your dealer for service as soon as possible.
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PVT System
When To Use Low Range vs. High Range
The following lists provide a guideline for when to use low range
rather than high.
Low Range:
Basic operation at speeds less than 7 MPH
Heavy pulling
Riding through rough terrain (swamps, mountains, etc.) at low
ground speeds
High Range:
Basic operation at speeds greater than 7 MPH
High ground speeds
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Battery
WARNING
Whenever removing the battery, disconnect the negative (black)
cable first. When reinstalling the battery, connect the negative
(black) cable last or an explosive situation could result causing
serious injury or death.
WARNING
Battery electrolyte is poisonous. It contains sulfuric acid. Serious
burns can result from contact with skin, eyes or clothing.
Antidote:
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water or milk. Follow with milk
of magnesia, beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Call physician
immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and get prompt medical
attention.
Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame,
cigarettes, etc. away. Ventilate when charging or using in an
enclosed space. Always shield eyes when working near batteries.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Replenishing the Battery Fluid
A poorly maintained battery will
deteriorate rapidly. Check the
battery fluid level often. The fluid
level should be kept between the
upper and lower level marks.
To refill use only distilled water.
Tap water contains minerals which
are harmful to a battery.
Maintain
between
upper and
lower level
marks
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Battery
Battery Removal
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove the strap securing the battery.
Remove the battery vent tube from the battery.
Disconnect the black (negative) battery cable first.
Disconnect the red (positive) battery cable next.
Lift the battery out of the ATV, being careful not to tip it sideways and
spill electrolyte.
CAUTION
If electrolyte spills, immediately wash it off with a solution of one
tablespoon baking soda and one cup water to prevent damage to
the ATV.
Battery Installation and Connections
WARNING
To avoid the possibility of explosion, always connect battery cables
in the order specified. Red (positive) cable first; black (negative)
cable last. An exploding battery can cause serious injury or death.
Battery terminals and connections should be kept free of corrosion.
If cleaning is necessary, remove the corrosion with a stiff wire brush.
Wash with a solution of one tablespoon baking soda and one cup water.
Rinse well with tap water and dry off with clean rags. Coat the
terminals with dielectric grease or petroleum jelly.
Be careful not to allow cleaning solution or tap water into the battery.
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Battery
1. Set the battery in its holder.
2. Install the battery vent tube. It must be free from obstructions and
securely installed. If not, battery gases could accumulate and cause an
explosion. The tube should be routed away from the frame and body
to prevent corrosion. Avoid skin contact with electrolyte, severe
burns could result.
3. First connect and tighten the red (positive) cable.
4. Second connect and tighten the black (negative) cable.
5. Reinstall battery and battery strap.
6. Verify that cables are properly routed.
NOTE:
When your ATV is placed in storage for three months or more, the
battery should be removed, charged to proper level, and stored in a
cool dry place.
Before reusing, take the battery to your dealer for testing and recharging.
Power plug leads may need to be bent down so that the battery cover may be installed.
When installing a new battery, make certain it is fully charged prior
to it’s initial use. Using a new battery that has not been fully
charged can damage the battery resulting in a shorter life of the
battery. It can also hinder vehicle performance.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Side Panel Removal
Side panel removal may be difficult until the locking tabs and receivers
have been snapped and unsnapped a few times.
1. Remove seat. Grasp
1
rear of side panel near
rear cab. With a quick
and firm motion, pull
the panel forward and
outward to disengage
the two rear tabs.
2. Place hand on top of
side panel behind the
fuel tank. With a quick
and firm motion, push
down on the side panel
to disengage the top
2
rear two tabs. Then
pull up on side panel to
disengage front upper
and lower tab.
3. To reinstall side panel,
align panel tabs with
slots on front cab.
Push panel upward and
forward until tabs lock.
Bend rear of side panel
3
and insert the two tabs
into the rear cab.
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Cleaning and Storage
Cleaning the ATV
Keeping your ATV clean will not only improve its appearance but it
can also extend the life of various components. With a few
precautions, your ATV can be cleaned much like an automobile.
Washing the ATV
If a high pressure type car wash system is used, extreme care must be
taken to avoid water damage to the wheel bearings, transmission seals,
body panels, brakes and warning labels. Many expensive repair bills
can result from using high pressure detergent systems.
NOTE: If a high pressure car wash is used, grease all zerk fittings
immediately after washing. Also run the vehicle to evaporate any
water that might have entered the engine or exhaust system.
The best and safest way to clean your ATV is with a garden hose and a
pail of mild soap and water. Use a professional type washing mitten,
cleaning the upper body first and the lower parts last. Rinse with water
frequently and dry with a chamois to prevent water spots. NOTE: If
warning labels are damaged, contact your a Polaris dealer for free
replacement.
Waxing the ATV
Your ATV can be waxed with any non-abrasive automotive paste wax.
Avoid the use of harsh cleaners since they can scratch the body finish.
CAUTION
Certain products, including insect repellants and chemicals, will
damage plastic surfaces. Care must be taken when using these
products near plastic surfaces.
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Cleaning and Storage
Storage Tips
Cleaning - Outside...Make necessary repairs and then clean the ATV
thoroughly with a mild soap and warm water solution to remove all dirt
and grime. Don’t use harsh detergents or high pressure washers. Some
detergents deteriorate rubber parts - use dish soap type cleaners only.
High pressure washers may force water past seals. Drain the recoil
housing.
Stabilize Fuel - Add Polaris Carbon Clean Fuel Treatment or Polaris
Fuel Stabilizer. Fill the fuel tank. Follow instructions on the container
for recommended amount. Carbon clean will also reduce the possibility
of bacterial growth in the fuel system. It’s best to allow 15-20 minutes
of operation for the stabilizer to disperse through the fuel in the tank and
carburetor. Turn the fuel valve to “OFF” and drain the carburetor bowl
completely.
Oil And Filter Change - (4-Strokes) Warm the engine and change oil
and filter.
Air Filter / Air Box - Inspect and clean or replace the pre-cleaner and air
filter. Clean the air box and drain the sediment tube.
Breather Filter- Inspect and clean or replace the breather filter.
Inspect All Fluid Levels - Inspect the following fluid levels and
change if necessary: rear grear case; front gear case ; transmission;
brake fluid (change every two years or as required if fluid looks dark or
contaminated).
Check and Lubricate Cables / Grease - Inspect all cables and
lubricate with Polaris Cable Lubricant. Follow lubrication guidelines in
the Maintenance Section of the Service or Owner’s Manual to
completely grease and lubricate the entire vehicle with Polaris
Premium All Season Grease.
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Cleaning and Storage
* Fog The Engine - Remove the spark plug and add 2-3 tablespoons of
Premium 4 Synthetic 0W40 engine oil. To access the plug hole use a
section of clear 1/4″ hose and a small plastic squeeze bottle filled with the
pre-measured amount of oil. Install the spark plug and pull the engine
over slowly with the recoil starter. Oil will be forced in and around the
piston rings and ring lands, coating the cylinder with a protective film of
fresh oil.
CAUTION
Do not start the engine during the storage period. This will disturb the
protective film created by fogging.
Battery Maintenance - Remove the battery and add distilled water as
required to the proper level. Do not use tap water which may contain
minerals that reduce battery life. Apply Polaris Di-Electric Grease to
the terminal bolts and terminals. Charge the battery at 1.4 amps or less
until specific gravity of each cell is 1.265 or greater. Store the battery
in a cool, dry, place. Charge can be maintained easily by using Polaris
Battery Tender
charger (PN 2871076) or by charging about once a
month to make up for normal self-discharge. Battery Tender
can be
left connected during the storage period, and will automatically charge
the battery if the voltage drops below a pre-determined point. The only
thing you need to do is check the fluid level once a month.
Engine Anti-Freeze - Test engine coolant strength and change if
necessary. Coolant should be replaced every 2 years.
Storage Area/Covers - Set tire pressure and safely support the ATV
with the tires 1-2″ off the ground. Be sure the storage area is well
ventilated. Cover the machine with a genuine Polaris ATV cover. NOTE:
Do not use plastic or coated materials. They do not allow enough
ventilation to prevent condensation, and may promote corrosion and
oxidation.
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Transporting
Whenever the ATV is to be transported the following measures should
be taken.
1. Turn off the engine and remove the key. It may be lost if not
removed.
2. Turn the fuel valve to off.
3. Be certain the fuel cap, oil cap, and seat are installed correctly.
4. Always tie the frame of the ATV to the transporting unit securely
using suitable straps or rope.
5. Always place the transmission in park and lock the parking brake.
Tool Kit
To help you perform routine maintenance, a tool kit is provided in the
storage compartment under the seat. Items included in the kits are:
Screwdriver
Open end wrench (8-10 mm)
Open end wrench (12-14 mm)
Box end wrench
Tire pressure gauge
Spark plug wrench and handle
Spanner wrench for adjusting rear shock spring preload
Torx driver for rack removal
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Clutch Drive Belt & Cover Related Issues: Diagnosis
Possible Causes
Solutions/What to do
Loading the ATV into a pick- Shift transmission to low range during
up or tall trailer when in high loading of the ATV to prevent belt burnrange.
ing.
Starting out going up a
steep incline.
When starting out on an incline, use
low range, or dismount the ATV after
first applying the park brake and perform the “K” turn as described on page
77 of this manual.
Driving at low RPM or low
ground speed (at approximately 3-7 MPH).
Drive at higher speed or use Low
Range. The use of Low Range is highly recommended for cooler PVT operating temperatures and longer component life.
Insufficient warm-up of
ATVs exposed to low ambient temperatures.
Warm engine at least 5 min., then with
transmission in neutral, advance
throttle to approx. 1/8 throttle in short
bursts, 5 to 7 times. The belt will become more flexible and prevent belt
burning.
Slow and easy clutch engagement.
Fast, effective use of the throttle for
efficient engagement.
Towing/Pushing at low
RPM/low ground speed.
Use Low Range only.
Plowing snow, dirt, etc./utility use.
Use Low Range only.
Stuck in mud or snow.
Shift the transmission to Low Range,
carefully use fast, aggressive throttle
application to engage clutch. WARNING: Excessive throttle may cause
loss of control and vehicle overturn.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Clutch Drive Belt & Cover Related Issues: Diagnosis
Possible Causes
Climbing over large objects
from a stopped position.
Solutions/What to do
Remove the drain plug at the lower
rear portion of the clutch cover. Shift
the transmission to Low Range, carefully use fast, brief, aggressive throttle
application to engage clutch. WARNING: Excessive throttle may cause
loss of control and vehicle overturn.
Belt slippage from water or Shift the transmission to neutral. Using
snow ingestion into the PVT the throttle, vary the engine rpm from
system.
idle to full throttle. Repeat several
times as required. During this procedure, the throttle should not be held at
the full position for more than 5 seconds. Clutch compartment seals
should be inspected for damage if repeated leaking occurs.
Clutch malfunction.
For inspection of clutch components,
please contact your Polaris dealer.
Poor engine performance.
Fouled plugs, foreign material or old
fuel in gas tank, fuel lines, or carburetor. Contact your dealer for further service information.
ENGINE OVERHEATS
Debris lodged in screens
Remove and clean the screen. Remove the screen by pulling on the top
portion of the screen, then remove the
lower portion.
Plugged Radiator
Use a garden hose to flush any debris
from the radiator fins. NOTE: High
pressure washers can deform the radiator fins and reduce cooling efficiency.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Procedures
The following information is provided to help you identify probable
causes for questions you may have about the operation of your ATV.
See your Polaris dealer with any additional questions you may have.
ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT FAILS TO START
No Fuel
Water in Fuel
Spark Plug
Fuel Valve Off
Drain System
No Spark to
Spark Plug
Clogged Fuel
Valve or filter
Boot not properly
seated on plug.
Contact Your
Dealer
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TROUBLESHOOTING
ENGINE STOPS OR LOSES POWER
Spark Plug
Fouled
No Fuel
Turn Fuel
Valve to “Res”
Fuel Vent Line
Kinked or
Plugged
Water in Fuel
Air Filter
Clogged
Engine
Overheated
Clean Radiator
screen and
Radiator Core
Reverse Speed
Limiter
Malfunction
Electronic
Throttle Control
Malfunction
Clean Engine
Exterior
Contact Your
Dealer
Contact Your
Dealer
Overuse of
Choke
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WIRING DIAGRAM
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WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY
Polaris Industries Inc., 2100 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340, gives a
SIX MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY on all components of the
Polaris All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) against defects in material or
workmanship. Polaris also gives a one year limited warranty on the
final drive chain for failure due to defects. This warranty covers the
parts and labor charges for repair or replacement of defective parts
which are covered by this warranty. This warranty begins on the date
of purchase. This warranty is transferrable to another consumer during
the warranty period through a Polaris dealer. There is a charge of
$35.00 payable to Polaris Industries Inc.
REGISTRATION
At the time of sale, the Warranty Registration Form must be completed
by your dealer and submitted to Polaris within ten days. Upon receipt
of this registration, Polaris will record the registration for warranty.
THE PURCHASER MUST COMPLETE AN ATV SAFETY
TRAINING COURSE PROVIDED BY THE DEALER IN ORDER
TO HAVE VALID WARRANTY ON THE ATV. No verification of
registration will be sent to the purchaser as the copy of the Warranty
Registration Form will be the warranty entitlement. If you have not
signed the original registration and received the “customer copy”,
please contact your dealer immediately. NO WARRANTY
COVERAGE WILL BE ALLOWED UNLESS YOUR ATV IS
REGISTERED WITH POLARIS.
Initial dealer preparation and set-up of your ATV is very important in
ensuring trouble-free operation. Purchasing a machine in the crate or
without proper dealer set-up will void your warranty coverage.
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WARRANTY
WARRANTY COVERAGE AND EXCLUSIONS:
LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
The Polaris limited warranty excludes any failures that are not caused
by a defect in material or workmanship. This warranty does not cover
accidental damage, normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling.
This warranty also does not cover any ATV that has been altered
structurally, modified, neglected, improperly maintained, used for
racing, or used for purposes other than for which it was manufactured,
or for any damages which occur during trailer transit or as a result of
unauthorized service or the use of unauthorized parts. In addition, this
warranty does not cover physical damage to paint or finish, stress
cracks, tearing or puncturing of upholstery material, corrosion, or
defects in parts, components or the ATV due to fire, explosions or any
other cause beyond Polaris’ control.
This warranty does not cover the use of unauthorized lubricants,
chemicals, or fuels that are not compatible with the ATV. The
exclusive remedy for breach of this warranty shall be, at Polaris’
exclusive option, repair or replacement of any defective materials, or
components or products. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS
WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY
PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. POLARIS SHALL
HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY
DESCRIPTION, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED
WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR
OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE. Some states do not permit the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or
implied warranties, so the above limitations or exclusions may not
apply to you if inconsistent with controlling state law.
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WARRANTY
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE ABOVE SIX MONTH WARRANTY PERIOD.
POLARIS FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES
NOT STATED IN THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitation may not apply to you if inconsistent with controlling state
law.
HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
If your ATV requires warranty service, you must take it to a Polaris
dealer authorized to repair Polaris ATVs. When requesting warranty
service you must present your copy of the Warranty Registration form
to the dealer. (THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM
THE DEALER IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY). Polaris suggests that
you use your original selling dealer; however, you may use any Polaris
Servicing Dealer to perform warranty service.
Please work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues. Should
your dealer require any additional assistance they will contact the
appropriate person at Polaris.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
If any of the above terms are void because of state or federal law, all
other warranty terms will remain in effect.
Engine Oil
1. Always use Polaris engine oil.
2. Never substitute or mix oil brands as serious engine damage and
voiding of warranty can result.
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INDEX
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104-114
Age Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
All Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55
Anti–Freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . 52
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . 61
AWD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55
Backing Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127-129
Battery Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Battery Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Battery Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Brake, Auxiliary . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 109
Brake, Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Brake, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47
Break–In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Breather Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Camber and Caster . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Carburetor Adjustment . . . . . . . . . 110
Carburetor Adjustments . . . . . . . . 114
Carrying Loads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-68
Choke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131-132
Cleaning and Storage . . . . . . . . . . 133
Cleaning the Main Filter . . . . . . . . 102
Clutching and Jetting Charts . . . . . . . 8
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . 65
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-52
CONTROLS AND FEATURES . 44-61
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Coolant Level Inspection . . . . . . . . 94
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93-95
Crossing Streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Diagnostic Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Disengaging Wheel Hubs . . . . . . . . 55
Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Drive Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Dry Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Electrical Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Engine Idle RPM Adjustment . . . . 110
Engine Oil Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Engine Stop Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-61
Filter Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-103
Fogging The Engine . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Front Gearcase Lubrication . . . . . . . 99
144
Fuel Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Fuel Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Fuel Stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
fuel valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Gear Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Gear Selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Gearcase Oil Change . . . . . . . . 99-100
Gross Vehicle Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Handlebar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . 107
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Headlight Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 117
Headlight Housing Replacement . . 118
Headlight Lamp Replacement . 115-116
High Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Hour Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Ignition System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Ignition Timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Key Safety Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-13
Know Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Light Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115-119
Low Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-101
Lubrication Recommendations . . 88-91
Lubrication System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Main Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
MAINTENANCE
AND LUBRICATION . . . 82-134
Maintenance Record . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Making Turns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . . 69
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Oil Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Oil Filter Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Oil Pressure Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Oil System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-68
Operator Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-43
Override Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 48
Parking on an Incline . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Periodic Maintenance Schedule . 82-87
Pre Operation Inspection . . . . . . . . . 70
Pre Ride Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Premium 4 Synthetic Lubricant . . . . 96
Programmable Service Interval . . . . 59
PVT System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124-126
Rear Gearcase Lubrication . . . . . . 100
Rear Spring Adjustment . . . . . . . . 106
INDEX
Rider Information Center . . . . . . 57-61
RIDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-81
Riding on Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . 73
Riding Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Safe Riding Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Safe Riding Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71-81
SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16
Safety Decals and Locations . . . . 14-21
Safety Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Safety Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-43
Side Panel Removal . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Sidehilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Spark Arrestor . . . . . . . . . . 69, 122-123
Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Starting a Cold Engine . . . . . . . . . . 64
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . 64-65
Steering Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131-132
Storage Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . 4-5
Taillight/Brakelight
Lamp Replacement . . . . . . . . 119
Throttle Cable
Free Play Adjustment . . . . . . 110
Throttle Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Tire Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Tire Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Toe Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . 104-105
Tool Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Towing Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Trail Obstacles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Transmission Lubrication . . . . . . . . 98
Transmission Oil Change . . . . . . . . 98
Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Traveling Downhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Traveling Uphill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Trip Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . 135-138
Turning Around on a Hill . . . . . . . . 77
Turning Radius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8
Understanding Warnings . . . . . . . . . . 9
VEHICLE ID NUMBERS . . . . . . . . 6
Warning, Read Owner’s Manual . . . . 3
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141-143
Water Immersion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
WELCOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Wheel Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Wheel Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Wheel Nut Installation . . . . . . . . . 112
Wheel Nut Torque Specifications . 112
WIRING DIAGRAM . . . . . . . . . . 140
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