Can-Am DS250 Offroad Vehicle User Manual

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This Operator’s Guide utilizes the following symbols to emphasize particular information:
 The Safety Alert Symbol indicates a potential personal injury hazard.
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could
 WARNING result in serious injury or death.
CAUTION: Denotes an instruction which, if not followed, could severely
damage vehicle components.
NOTE: Indicates supplementary information needed to fully complete an instruction.
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WARNING
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WARNING
YOUR VEHICLE CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. A collision or rollover
can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions.
For your safety, understand and follow all the warnings contained in this
Operator's Guide and the labels on your vehicle. Failure to follow these
warnings can result in SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH!
Keep this Operator's Guide with the vehicle at all times.
Disregarding any of the safety precautions and instructions contained in this
Operator’s Guide, SAFETY VIDEO and on-product labels could cause injury
including the possibility of death!
All safety documentation should remain with the vehicle at the time of sale.
All content of the SAFETY INFORMATION section should be interpreted by the
reader as a warning which, if not followed, may result in injury including the possibility of death.
In Canada, products are distributed by Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
(BRP).
In USA, products are distributed by BRP US Inc.
The following trademarks are the property of Recreational Products Inc.:
Can-Am™
XP-S™
DS 250™
Printed in Canada. (vmo2008-009 DR)
®™ and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
©2007 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP US Inc. All rights reserved.
FOREWORD
Congratulations on your purchase of a
new Can-Am™ ATV. It is backed by the
BRP warranty and a network of authorized Can-Am dealers ready to provide
the parts, service or accessories you
may require.
Your dealer is committed to your satisfaction. He has taken training to perform the initial setup and inspection
of your vehicle as well as completed
the final adjustment before you took
possession. At delivery, your dealer
would have explained the operation,
maintenance and safety features of
the vehicle. We trust you have taken full advantage of this! If you need
more complete servicing information,
please ask your dealer.
At delivery, you were also informed of
the warranty coverage and signed the
PREDELIVERY CHECK LIST to ensure
your new vehicle was prepared to your
entire satisfaction.
You are invited to contact our customer assistance center should you
experience problems which cannot
be resolved by an authorized Can-Am
dealer.
It is understood that this Operator’s
Guide may be translated into another
language. In the event of any discrepancy, the English version shall prevail.
Throughout this document the masculine is used to denote the masculine or
feminine.
If you want to view and/or print an
extra copy of your Operator's Guide,
simply visit the following website
www.operatorsguide.brp.com. Also note that the guide is available in
several languages.
The information and components/
system descriptions contained in this
document are correct at the time of
publication. BRP, however, maintains
a policy of continuous improvement
of its products without imposing upon
itself any obligation to install them
on products previously manufactured.
Due to late changes, some differences between the manufactured
product and the descriptions and/or
specifications in this guide may occur.
BRP reserves the right at any time to
discontinue or change specifications,
designs, features, models or equipment without incurring any obligation
upon itself.
The illustrations in this document
show the typical construction of the
different assemblies and may not reproduce the full detail or exact shape
of the parts. However, they represent
parts that have the same or similar
function.
The use of RIGHT and LEFT indications in the text always refers to driving position (when sitting on vehicle).
Specifications are given in the SI metric system with the SAE U.S. equivalent in parenthesis. Where precise accuracy is not required, some conversions are rounded off for easier use.
We recommend genuine BRP products for replacement parts and accessories. They’ve been especially designed for your vehicle and manufactured to meet BRP’s demanding standards.
A SHOP MANUAL can be obtained for
complete service and maintenance information and more repair information.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
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WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death.
NOTICE. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . 7
INTRODUCTION .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . 8
SAFETY INFORMATION
SPECIAL SAFETY MESSAGES . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
OPERATION WARNINGS. . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
RIDING THE VEHICLE. . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Pre-Operation Check . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Clothing . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Carrying Loads . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Hauling a Trailer (if so equipped) . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Working with your Vehicle . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Recreational Riding . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Environment . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Design Limitation . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Off-Highway Operation. .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
General Operating and Safety Precautions . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Uphill Driving .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Downhill Driving .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Side Hilling. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Drop-Offs .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Riding Techniques . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Routine Maintenance. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
HANG TAG . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
ON-PRODUCT LABELS .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
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VEHICLE INFORMATION
HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR VEHICLE. .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
NOISE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM REGULATION . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
EMISSION REQUIREMENTS . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
BREAK-IN PERIOD. . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
1) Throttle Lever .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
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2) Front Brake Lever .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
3) Rear Brake Lever. .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
4) Parking Brake. .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
5) Transmission Lever . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
6) Multi-Switch Housing.. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
7) Indicator Lamps . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
8) Ignition Switch . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
9) Fuel Tank Cap .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
10) Fuel Valve . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
11) Rear Brake Pedal . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
12) Footpeg. . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
13) Tool Kit. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
14) Radiator Cap .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
15) Fuse. . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
16) Seat Latch . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
17) 12-Volt Power Outlet . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
18) Dipstick . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
19) Front Brakes Fluid Reservoir . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
20) Rear Brake Fluid Reservoirs . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
21) Engine Coolant Reservoir. . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
LIQUIDS . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Fuel. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Engine Oil.. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Gearbox Oil . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Engine Coolant . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Brake Fluid. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
General. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Pre-Operation Check . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Starting the Engine . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Shifting the Transmission . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Stopping the Engine .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Post-Operation Care .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
SPECIAL PROCEDURES . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Engine Overheat .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Turn Over .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
Vehicle Immersion . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . .
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CARGO AND TRANSPORTATION . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . 84
TROUBLESHOOTING . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . 86
SPECIFICATIONS . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . 90
MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
MAINTENANCE CHART . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . 94
GENERAL .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . 98
ENGINE . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . 99
Air Filter . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . 99
Air Filter Housing Draining . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . 99
Oil Change and Oil Strainer Cleaning . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 100
Radiator . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 101
Engine Coolant Replacement. . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 101
Spark Arrester . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 102
Air Injection Valve Filter Cleaning . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 103
CARBURETOR . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 105
TRANSMISSION .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 106
Drive Belt .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 106
CVT Cover Drain Tube . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 106
GEARBOX . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 107
Oil Change . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 107
FUEL SYSTEM . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 108
Throttle Cable Lubrication. . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 108
Throttle Lever Adjustment . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 109
ELECTRICAL . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 110
Spark Plug . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 110
Battery . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 110
Fuse . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 111
Bulb Replacement . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 111
DRIVE TRAIN .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 113
Drive Chain . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 113
Sprocket and Pinion .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 114
Wheel .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 114
Wheel Bearing/Bushings Condition . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 114
Tires/Wheels .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 115
SUSPENSION . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 116
Adjustment . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 116
Lubrication . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 116
Inspection.. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 116
BRAKE.. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 118
Inspection.. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 118
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BODY/FRAME. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . ..
Engine Area . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . ..
Hitch/Trailer Ball Condition (if so equipped) . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . ..
Frame Fasteners .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . ..
Seat Fasteners . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . ..
Vehicle Cleaning and Protection. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . ..
STORAGE AND PRESEASON PREPARATION . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . ..
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WARRANTY
BRP LIMITED WARRANTY NORTH AMERICA: 2008 CAN-AMTM ATV . .. 122
BRP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED WARRANTY: 2008 CAN-AMTM ATV . . .. 126
BRP EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES LIMITED WARRANTY: 2008
CAN-AMTM ATVS . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 130
PRIVACY OBLIGATION/DISCLAIMER . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 134
CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 135
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NOTICE
This Operator's Guide has been prepared to acquaint the owner/operator
of a new vehicle with the various vehicle controls, maintenance and safe
operating instructions. It is indispensable for the proper use of the product.
This Operator's Guide uses the following symbols.
 WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if
not avoided, could result in serious
injury or death.
CAUTION: Denotes an instruction
which, if not followed, could severely damage vehicle components.
NOTE: Indicates supplementary information needed to fully complete an instruction.
Although the mere reading of such information does not eliminate the hazard, the understanding and application
of the information will promote the
correct use of this vehicle.
To fully appreciate the pleasures, enjoyment and excitement of using this
vehicle, there are some basic rules
that MUST be observed and followed
by any user.
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INTRODUCTION
Your dealer should have provided you
with some basic information on the
particular controls and features of your
new vehicle. Please take the time to
study this Operator's Guide and all
on-product warning labels as well as
the SAFETY VIDEO that came with
this vehicle. They more completely
describe what you should know about
this vehicle before riding it.
Whether you are a new user or an
experienced rider, it is important for
your personal safety that you know the
controls and features of this vehicle.
Equally important is knowing how to
properly ride.
Irrespective of your age, experience or
state regulations, it is always prudent
for you or any other person who may
ride your vehicle, to take an approved
safe riding course. Please check with
your dealer or local authorities for availability in your area. If you are a completely new rider, this should be done
before your first ride. Your instructor
should be able to provide advice on local conditions and safe riding practices
particular to the area.
Riding conditions vary from place
to place. Each is subject to weather
conditions which may radically change
from time to time and from season to
season.
Riding on sand is different than riding on snow or through forests or
marshes. Each location may require
a greater degree of awareness and
skill. Show good judgement. Always
proceed with caution. Please do not
take any unnecessary risks that could
leave you stranded or possibly injured.
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The contents of this Operator's Guide
provide riding information which has
been proven reliable by other users.
They are not intended as a definitive
means of avoiding accidents. How
you apply this information, coupled
with your mental and physical condition, the particular terrain hazard and
your risk acceptance level will have
an effect on your riding experience.
Have fun... and ride responsibly.
This Operator's Guide has been prepared to acquaint the owner/operator
of a new vehicle with the various vehicle controls, maintenance and safe
operating instructions. They are indispensable for the proper use of the
product.
We would be pleased to receive any
comments on the content and format
of this Operator's Guide, the SAFETY
VIDEO or on-product warnings labels.
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INFORMATION
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SPECIAL SAFETY MESSAGES
THIS VEHICLE IS NOT A TOY AND
CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE.
This vehicle handles differently from
other vehicles including motorcycles
and cars. A collision or rollover can
occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on
hills or over obstacles, if you fail to take
proper precautions.
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH can result if you do not follow these instructions:
 Read this Operator's Guide and all
on-product warning labels carefully and follow the operating procedures described. Watch and pay attention to the SAFETY VIDEO before operation.
 Never operate this vehicle without
proper instruction. Take a training course. All operators should
receive training from a certified
instructor. Contact an authorized
Can-Am dealer for more informations.
USA and Canada only: to find
out about available training course
nearest you or call the Specialty
Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA)
at 1 800 877-2887 or in Canada,
the Canada Safety Council (CSC) at
1 613 739-1535 ext. 227.
 Always follow this age recommendation: A person under 16 years old
should never operate this vehicle.
 Never carry a passenger on this vehicle.
 Never operate this vehicle on any
paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and
streets.
 Never operate this vehicle on any
public street, road or highway, even
a dirt or gravel one.
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 Never take place on this vehicle
without wearing an approved helmet that fits properly. You should
also wear eye protection (goggles
or face shield), gloves, boots, long
sleeved shirt or jacket, and long
pants.
 Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while riding this vehicle.
 Never operate at excessive speeds.
Always go at a speed that is proper for the terrain, visibility, and operating conditions, and your experience.
 Never attempt wheelies, jumps, or
other stunts.
 Always inspect your vehicle 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 Operator's Guide.
 Always keep both hands on the
handlebars and both feet on the
footpegs of the vehicle during operation.
 Always go slowly and be extra
careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to
changing terrain conditions when
operating this vehicle.
 Never operate on excessively
rough, slippery or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced
the skills necessary to control this
vehicle on such terrain. Always be
especially cautious on these kinds
of terrain.
 Always follow proper procedures
for turning as described further in
this Operator's Guide. Practice
turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds.
Do not turn at excessive speed.
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 Never operate this vehicle on hills
too steep for the vehicle or for your
abilities. Practice on smaller hills
before attempting larger hills.
 Always follow proper procedures
for climbing hills as described
further in this Operator's Guide.
Check the terrain carefully before
you start up any hill. Never climb
hills with excessively slippery or
loose surfaces. Shift your weight
forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear
changes. Never go over the top of
any hill at high speed.
 Always follow proper procedures
for going down hills and for braking on hills as described further in
this Operator's Guide. Check the
terrain carefully before you start
down any hill. Shift your weight
backward. Never go down a hill at
high speed. Avoid going down a
hill at an angle that would cause the
vehicle to lean sharply to one side.
Go straight down the hill where
possible.
 Always follow proper procedures
for crossing the side of a hill as
described further in this Operator's
Guide. Avoid hills with excessively
slippery or loose surfaces. Shift
your weight to the uphill side of
the vehicle. Never attempt to turn
the vehicle around on any hill until you have mastered the turning
technique described in this Operator's Guide on level ground. Avoid
crossing the side of a steep hill if
possible.
 Always use proper procedures if
you stall or roll backwards when
climbing a hill. To avoid stalling,
use proper gear and maintain a
steady speed when climbing a hill.
If you stall or roll backwards, follow
the special procedure for braking
described in this Operator's Guide.
Dismount on the uphill side or to a
side if pointed straight uphill. Turn
the vehicle around and remount,
following the procedure described
further in this Operator's Guide.
 Always check for obstacles before
operating in a new area. Never attempt to operate over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen
trees. Always follow proper procedures when operating over obstacles as described further in this Operator's Guide.
 Always be careful when skidding
or sliding. Learn to safely control
skidding or sliding by practicing at
low speeds and on level smooth
terrain. On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be
very cautious in order to reduce the
chance of skidding out of control.
 Never operate this vehicle in fast
flowing water or in water deeper
than that specified in this Operator's Guide. Remember that wet
brakes may have reduced stopping
ability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them
several times to let friction dry out
the pads.
 Always be sure there are no obstacles or people behind the vehicle when you operate in reverse.
When it is safe to proceed in reverse, go slowly.
 Always use the size and type tires
specified further in this Operator's
Guide. Always maintain proper tire
pressure as described further in this
Operator's Guide.
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 Never modify this vehicle through
improper installation or use of accessories. Only use BRP's approved accessories. NEVER install
passenger seat.
 Never exceed the stated load limits for this vehicle including operator, all other loads and added accessories. 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, contact an
authorized Can-Am dealer to find
out about available training courses
nearest you.
USA and Canada only: call the
Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) at 1 800 887-2887 or in
Canada, the Canada Safety Council
(CSC) at 1 613 739-1535 ext. 227.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:

WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death.
The following warning and their format have been requested by the United States
Consumer Product Safety Commission and are required to be in the Operator's
Guide for all ATVs.
NOTE: The following illustrations are general representations only. Your model
may differ.

WARNING
V00A0AQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle without proper instruction.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know
how to operate this vehicle properly in different situations and on different
types of terrain.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete a training course.
They should then regularly practice the skills learned in the course and the
operating techniques described in this Operator's Guide.
For more information about the training course, contact an authorized
Can-Am dealer.
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
WARNING
V00A01Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to follow the age recommendations for this vehicle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
A lack of respect for this age recommendation can lead to severe injury or
death of the child.
Even though a child may be within the age group for which this vehicle is
recommended, he may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment needed
to operate this vehicle safely and may be involved in a serious accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
No one under 16 should operate this vehicle.
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
WARNING
V00A02Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Carrying a passenger on this vehicle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Greatly reduces your ability to balance and control this vehicle.
Could cause an accident, resulting in harm to you and/or your passenger.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never carry a passenger. Even with a long seat that provides unrestricted
operator movement, it is not designed nor intended to carry passenger(s).
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
WARNING
V00A03Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle on paved surfaces.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The tires are designed for off-road use only, not for use on pavement.
Paved surfaces may seriously affect handling and control of this vehicle,
and may cause the vehicle to go out of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this vehicle on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks,
driveways, parking lots and streets.
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WARNING
V00A04Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle on public streets, roads or highways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can collide with another vehicle.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this vehicle on any public street, road or highway, even a
dirt or gravel one. In many states or provinces it is illegal to operate this
vehicle on public streets, roads or highways.
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
WARNING
V00A06Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Riding this vehicle without wearing an approved helmet, eye protection
and protective clothing.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The following items concern all ATV's operator:
– riding without an approved helmet increases the chances of a severe
head injury or death in the event of an accident
– riding without eye protection can result in an accident and increases
the chances of a severe injury in the event of an accident
– riding without protective clothing increases the chances of severe
injury in the event of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always wear an approved helmet that fits properly. You should also wear:
– eye protection (goggles or face shield)
– gloves and boots
– Iong sleeved shirt or jacket
– Iong pants.
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WARNING
V00A07Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Riding this vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could
Could
Could
Could
seriously affect your judgment.
cause you to react more slowly.
affect your balance and perception.
result in an accident or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while riding this vehicle.
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
WARNING
V00A08Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle at excessive speeds.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases your chances of losing control of the vehicle, which can result in
an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always travel at a speed which is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience.
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WARNING
V00A09Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Attempting wheelies, jumps and other stunts.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the chance of an accident, including an overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps. Do not try to show off.
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POTENTIAL HAZARD

WARNING
Failure to inspect the vehicle before operating.
Failure to properly maintain the vehicle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always inspect your vehicle each time you use it to make sure the vehicle
is in safe operating condition.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules
described further in this Operator's Guide.
POTENTIAL HAZARD

WARNING
Riding on frozen waterways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Severe injury or death can result if the vehicle and/or operator break
through the ice.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never ride this vehicle on a frozen surface before you are sure the ice is
thick enough and sound enough to support the vehicle and its load, as
well as the force that is created by a moving vehicle.
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
WARNING
V00A0BQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Removing hands from handlebar or feet from the footrests during operation.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the
vehicle or could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the vehicle.
If you remove a foot from the footrests, your foot or leg may come into
contact with the rear wheels, which could injure you or cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always keep both hands on the handlebar and both feet on the footrests
during vehicle operation.
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
WARNING
V00A0CQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating this vehicle on unfamiliar terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps, or holes, without enough time
to react.
Could result in the vehicle overturning or loss of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain.
Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the vehicle.
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
WARNING
V00A0DQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating on excessively rough, slippery or
loose terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of traction or vehicle control, which could result in an
accident, including an overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain until you
have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control this vehicle on
such terrain.
Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain.
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
WARNING
V00A0EQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Turning improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Vehicle could go out of control, causing a collision or overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for turning as described further in this
Operator's Guide. Practice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn
at faster speeds.
Do not turn at excessive speed.
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
WARNING
V00A0QQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating on excessively steep hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The vehicle can overturn more easily on extremely steep hills than on level
surfaces or small hills.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this vehicle on hills too steep for the vehicle or for your abilities.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
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
WARNING
V00A0FQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Climbing hills improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause vehicle to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described further in
this Operator's Guide.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill.
Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward.
Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. The vehicle could flip over backwards.
Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop,
or another vehicle or person could be on the other side of the hill.
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WARNING
V00A0GQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Going down a hill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause vehicle to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for going down hills as described further
in this Operator's Guide. NOTE: A special technique is required when braking as you go down a hill.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill.
Shift your weight backward.
Never go down a hill at high speed.
Avoid going down a hill at an angle which would cause the vehicle to lean
sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible.
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
WARNING
V00A0HQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause vehicle to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt to turn the vehicle around on any hill until you have mastered the turning technique as described further in this Operator's Guide
on level ground. Be very careful when turning on any hill.
Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if possible.
When crossing the side of a hill:
Always follow proper procedures as described further in this Operator's
Guide.
Avoid hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the vehicle.
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WARNING
V00A0IQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Stalling, rolling backwards or improperly dismounting while climbing a
hill.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could result in vehicle overturning.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Use proper gear and maintain steady speed when climbing a hill.
If you lose all forward speed:
Keep your weight uphill. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden
gear changes. The vehicle could flip over backwards.
Apply the brakes.
Lock parking brake after you are stopped.
Dismount on uphill side, or to a side if pointed straight uphill.
If you begin rolling backwards:
Keep your weight uphill. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden
gear changes. The vehicle could flip over backwards.
Never apply the rear brake while rolling backwards.
Apply the front brake gradually.
When fully stopped, apply rear brake as well and lock parking brake.
Dismount on uphill side, or to a side if pointed straight uphill.
Turn the vehicle around and remount, following the procedure described
further in this Operator's Guide.
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
WARNING
V00A0JQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating over obstacles.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or a collision.
Could cause the vehicle to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles.
Never attempt to ride over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen
trees.
When you go over obstacles, always follow proper procedures as described further in this Operator's Guide.
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WARNING
V00A0KQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Skidding or sliding improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You may lose control of this vehicle.
You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the vehicle
to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at low speeds and
on level smooth terrain.
On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious
in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
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
WARNING
V00A0LQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle through deep or fast flowing water.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Tires may float, causing loss of traction and loss of control, which could
lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this vehicle in fast flowing water or in water deeper than
that specified further in this Operator's Guide.
Check water depth and current before you attempt to cross any water. Water should not go above footrests.
Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability. Test your
brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to let
friction dry out the pads.
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WARNING
V00A0MQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating in reverse.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You could hit an obstacle or person behind the vehicle, resulting in serious
injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
When you select reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or people
behind the vehicle. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly.
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
WARNING
V00A0OQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle with improper tires, or with improper or uneven tire
pressure.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of improper tires on this vehicle, or operation of this vehicle with improper or uneven tire pressure, may cause loss of control, tire blow outs,
tire to move around on its rim and increases the risk of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always use the size and type of tires specified further in this Operator's
Guide for this vehicle.
Always maintain proper tire pressure as described further in this Operator's Guide.
Always replace wheels or tires that are damaged.
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WARNING
V00A0NQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this vehicle with improper modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper installation of accessories or modification of this vehicle may
cause changes in handling which in some situations could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never modify this vehicle through improper installation or use of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this vehicle should be approved
by BRP and should be installed and used according to instructions. If you
have questions, consult an authorized Can-Am dealer.
NEVER install passenger seat or use the racks to carry a passenger.
Modification of the vehicle to increase speed and performance may violate
the terms and conditions of your vehicle limited warranty. In addition, certain modifications including the removal of engine or exhaust components
are illegal under most laws.
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
WARNING
V00A0PQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading this vehicle 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 vehicle including operator,
as well as other loads and added accessories.
Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached.
Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking.
Always follow the instructions in this Operator's Guide for carrying cargo
or pulling a trailer.
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WARNING
V03M01Q
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Transporting flammable or dangerous material can lead to explosions.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
This can cause serious injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never transport flammable or dangerous material.
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:

WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death.
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RIDING THE VEHICLE
To fully appreciate the pleasures and
excitement of riding this vehicle, there
are some basic rules and tips that you
MUST follow. Some may be new to
you while others may be common
sense or obvious. Nonetheless, we
ask that you take a few minutes to
read this Operator's Guide completely
before you operate this vehicle.
Information in this Operator's Guide
is limited. It is strongly recommended that you obtain further information
and training from your local authorities, ATV clubs or a recognized ATV
training organization or contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
USA and Canada only: to find out
about available training course nearest
you, call the Specialty Vehicle Institute
of America (SVIA) at 1 800 877-2887 or
in Canada, the Canada Safety Council
(CSC) at 1 613 739-1535 ext. 227.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission and all ATV manufacturers do not recommended anyone
under the age of 16 to ride an ATV
having an engine higher than 90 cc.
For the child's safety, we strongly
recommend you also follow and enforce this recommendation. You are
the sole judge of a rider's capability
to understand the risks and operate a
vehicle safely.
Persons with cognitive or physical impairments or who are high risk takers
have an increased exposure to overturns or collisions which may result in
injury including death.
Become completely familiar with the
operational controls and the general
operation of the vehicle before venturing into off road conditions. Practice driving in a suitable area free of
hazards and feel the response of each
control. Drive at low speeds. Higher speeds require greater experience,
knowledge and suitable riding conditions.
Not all vehicles are the same. Each
has its own unique performance characteristics, controls and features.
Each will ride and handle differently.
Never assume that the vehicle
will go everywhere safely. Sudden
changes in terrain caused by holes,
depressions, banks, softer or harder
“ground” or other irregularities may
cause the vehicle to topple or become
unstable. To avoid this, slow down
and always observe the terrain ahead.
If the vehicle does begin to topple or
tipover, it is usually the best advice to
immediately get off... AWAY from the
direction of the tipover!
Pre-Operation Check
 WARNING
The pre-operation check is very
important prior to operating the
vehicle. Always check the proper operation of critical controls,
safety features and mechanical
components before starting. If
not done, severe injury or death
might occur.
Before using this vehicle, the operator
should always:
– Apply parking brake and check if it
operates properly.
– Check tire pressure and condition.
– Check wheels and bearings for
wear and damage.
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– Check location of controls and ensure they work properly.
– Verify if steering operates freely.
– Activate throttle control lever several times to ensure it operates freely.
It must return to idle position when
released.
– Activate the brake levers and brake
pedal to make sure the brakes fully
apply. Levers and pedal must fully
return when released.
– Ensure transmission lever is working then reset in NEUTRAL position.
– Check drive chain for adjustment
and lubrication.
– Check sprockets for wear and damages.
– Check tightening of rear axle fasteners.
– Check swing arm, if any lateral play
is detected DO NOT USE THE VEHICLE.
– Check fuel, oil and coolant levels.
– Check for oil leaks on the engine
and gearbox.
– Ensure fuel valve is in fully open
position (ON).
– Clean headlamps and taillight.
– Ensure front access compartment
cover is properly latched.
– Ensure seat is properly latched.
– If you transport cargo, respect load
capacity.
– If you are pulling a trailer or other
equipment, ensure it respects the
tongue capacity and towing capacity. Ensure trailer is properly secured to hitch.
– Look and feel for loose parts while
engine is off. Check fasteners.
– Ensure the path of travel is free of
persons and obstacles.
– Check operation of ignition switch,
engine start button, engine stop
switch and headlamps.
– Start engine, remove parking brake
and drive forward slowly a few feet
then apply all brakes individually to
test them.
Correct any problem you may have
found before riding. See an authorized Can-Am dealer as necessary.
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Clothing
Actual weather conditions should help you decide how to dress. However, it
is important that the operator always wear the appropriate protective clothing
and apparel, including an approved helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, long
sleeved shirt and pants. This type of clothing will provide you protection from
some of the minor hazards you may encounter en route. Operator must never
wear loose clothing such as a scarf that may get entangled in the vehicle or on
tree branches and shrubs. Depending on conditions, antifogging goggles or sun
glasses may be required. Different colored lenses available for goggles or sunglasses help you distinguish terrain variations. Sunglasses should only be worn
during the daytime.
Approved
helmet
Eye protection
Rigid chin
guard
Chest
protector
Long
sleeves
Gloves
Long, sturdy
pants
Boots
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Carrying Loads
Any load carried on the vehicle will affect the stability and control of the vehicle. For this reason, do not exceed the load limits of the vehicle's manufacturer.
Always make sure the load is secured and cannot interfere with your proper control. Always be aware that the “load” may slide or fall off and create an accident.
Avoid loads that may protrude sideways and get snagged or caught in brush or
other obstacles. Avoid covering and obstructing the headlamp or taillight with
the cargo.
This vehicle is designed specifically to carry an operator only. Even with a long
seat that provide unrestricted operator movements, they are not designed nor
intended to carry passenger(s). NEVER install passenger's seat. Carrying passenger(s) may affect the stability and your control of the vehicle.
Hauling a Trailer (if so equipped)
Riding this vehicle with a trailer substantially increases the risk of toppling, especially on inclined slopes. If a trailer is used behind the vehicle make sure that its
hitch is compatible with the one on the vehicle. Make sure the trailer is horizontal
with the vehicle. (In some instances a special extension may have to be installed
on the vehicle hitch). Use security chains to secure the trailer with the vehicle.
This vehicle may require additional stopping distance if hauling heavy loads, especially on inclined surfaces. Be careful not to skid or slide. When stopped or
parked, block the vehicle and trailer wheels from possible movement. Always
make sure load is evenly distributed on the trailer. Use caution when disconnecting a loaded trailer; it or its load may topple on you or others. Do not turn at high
speeds.
Working with your Vehicle
Your vehicle can help you perform some LIGHT tasks. A variety of accessories
are available from your authorized Can-Am dealer. However, always respect the
load and capacities of the vehicle. Overloading of the vehicle can overstress the
components and cause failure. To prevent possible injury, it is equally important
to follow the instructions and warnings that accompany the accessory. Avoid
any physical exertion through lifting or pulling of heavy loads or manpowering
the vehicle. (Continue to read RECREATIONAL RIDING below).
Recreational Riding
Respect the rights and limitations of others. Stay away from areas designated
for other types of off road use. This includes snowmobile trails, equestrian trails,
cross country ski trails, mountain bike trails etc. Never assume there are no other
users on the trail. Always stay to the complete right of the trail and do not zig
zag to one side of the trail then the other. Be prepared to stop or pull off to the
side if another trail user appears in front of you.
Join a local ATV club. They will provide you with a map and advice or inform you
where you can ride. If a club does not exist in your area, help start one. Group
riding and club activities provide a pleasurable, social experience.
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Always keep a safe distance from other riders. Your judgment of speed, terrain conditions, weather, mechanical condition of your vehicle and the “trust in
judgment” you have in others around you will help you make a better choice of
appropriate safe distance. This vehicle, like any other motorized vehicle, cannot
stop “on a dime”.
Before you ride, tell someone where you are planning to travel and your expected
time of return. Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while riding!
Depending on the length of your ride, carry additional tools or emergency equipment. Find out where you can get additional gasoline and oil. Be prepared for
the possible conditions you may encounter. An emergency first aid kit should
always be a consideration.
Environment
One of the benefits of this vehicle is that it can take you off the beaten path
away from most communities. However, you should always respect nature and
the rights of others to enjoy it. Do not ride in environmentally sensitive areas.
Do not drive over forest crops or shrubs... nor cut down trees or take down
fencing... nor spin your wheels and destroy the terrain. “Tread Lightly”.
Chasing wildlife is in many areas illegal. Wildlife can die of exhaustion after being
chased by a motorized vehicle. If you encounter animals on the trail, stop and
observe quietly and with caution. It will be one of the better memories of your
life.
Observe the rule... “what you take in, carry out”. Do not litter. Do not start
campfires unless you have permission to do so... and then only... away from
dry areas. The hazards you may create on the trail may cause injury to others or
yourself, even at a later date.
Respect farm lands. Always obtain the permission of the landowner before riding
on private land. Respect crops, farm animals and property lines. If you come to
a closed a gate, close it again after yourself.
Finally, do not pollute streams, lakes or rivers and do not modify the engine or
muffling system, or remove any of its components.
Design Limitation
Although the vehicle is exceptionally rugged for its class, it is still a light vehicle
by definition and its operation must be restricted to its proper purpose.
The addition of weight to any part of the vehicle changes its gravitational stability
and modifies its performance.
Off-Highway Operation
The very nature of off-highway operation is dangerous. Any terrain, which has
not been specially prepared to carry vehicles, presents an inherent danger where
angularity, terrain substance and exact steepness are unpredictable. The terrain
itself presents a continual element of danger, which must be knowingly accepted
by anyone venturing over it.
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An operator who takes a vehicle off-road should always exercise the utmost care
in selecting the safest path and keeping close watch on the terrain ahead of him.
On no account should the vehicle be operated by anyone who is not completely
familiar with the driving instructions applicable to the vehicle, nor should it be
operated on steep or treacherous terrain.
General Operating and Safety Precautions
Care, caution, experience and driving skill are the best precautions against the
hazards of vehicle operation.
Whenever there is the slightest doubt that the vehicle can safely negotiate an
obstacle or a particular piece of terrain, always choose an alternate route.
In off-road operation, power and traction, not speed, are important. Never drive
faster than visibility and your own ability to select a safe route permit.
Constantly watch the terrain ahead for sudden changes in slopes or obstacles,
such as rocks or stumps, that may cause loss of stability, resulting in tipover or
rollover.
Never operate the vehicle if the controls do not function normally.
When operating in reverse, check that the path behind the vehicle is free of people or obstacles. Proceed slowly and avoid sharp turns.
When stopped or parked, always apply the parking brake. This is especially important when parking on a slope. On very steep inclines or if the vehicle is carrying cargo, the wheels should be blocked using rocks or bricks. Remember to
turn the fuel valve to the closed position.
Uphill Driving
Due to configuration, this vehicle has excellent climbing ability, so much so that
tipover is possible before traction is lost. For example, its common to encounter
terrain situations where the top of the hill has eroded to a point that the hill peak
rises very sharply. The vehicle can readily negotiate such a condition, however,
in doing so, when the front of the vehicle is driven to a point that the vehicle's
balance changes rearward tipover can occur.
The same situation may apply if an embedded object causes the front of the
vehicle to climb more than desired. If such a situation occurs take an alternate
route. Be aware of side hilling dangers when doing so.
It is also wise to know the terrain condition on the other side of the hill or bank. All
too often there exists a sharp drop-off that is impossible to negotiate or descend.
Downhill Driving
This vehicle can climb slopes that are steeper than it can safely descend. Therefore, it is essential to assure that a safe route exists to descend a slope before
you climb it.
Decelerating while negotiating a slippery downhill slope could “toboggan” the
vehicle. Maintain steady speed and/or accelerate slightly to regain control.
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Side Hilling
Whenever possible, such operation should be avoided. If necessary, do so with
extreme caution. Side hilling on steep inclines could result in rollover. In addition, slippery or unfirm surfaces could result in uncontrollable side sliding. Do
not attempt to turn the vehicle downhill with the slide. Avoid all objects or depressions that will intensify the raising of one side of the vehicle higher than the
other, thus causing rollover.
Drop-Offs
This vehicle will “bottom-out” and usually stop if either the front or rear wheels
are driven over a drop-off. If the drop is sharp or deep, the vehicle will nose dive
and tipover.
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WARNING
Avoid negotiating drop-offs. Reverse and select an alternate route.
Riding Techniques
Riding your vehicle too fast for the conditions may result in injury. Apply only
enough throttle to proceed safely. Statistics show that high speed turns usually
result in mishaps and injury. Always remember that this vehicle is heavy! Its
pure weight alone may entrap you should it fall and pin you down.
This vehicle is not designed for jumping nor can it, or you, absorb the energy of
high impacts such as jumping. Performing “wheelies” can cause the vehicle to
flip over onto you. Both practices have a high risk for you and should be avoided
at all times.
To maintain proper control it is strongly advised that you keep your hands on the
handlebar and within easy reach of all controls. The same holds true for your
feet. To minimize the possibility of any leg or foot injury, keep your feet on the
footrests at all times. Do not direct your toes outwards nor place your foot out to
assist turning as they can be hit or snagged by passing obstacles or may contact
the wheels.
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Even though there is an adequate suspensions system on this vehicle there are
“washboard” or rough terrain conditions that will make you feel uncomfortable
and even cause back injury. “Posting” or riding in a crouched position will often
be required. Slow down and allow your flexed legs to absorb impact.
This vehicle is not designed for riding on roads or highways. In most places it is an
illegal practice. Riding your vehicle on roads or highways could cause a collision
to occur with another vehicle. The tires of this vehicle are not suited for paved
road use. Pavement may seriously affect the handling and control of the vehicle.
Riding on roads or soft shoulders may confuse other road users, especially if
your lights are on. If you have to cross a road, the lead driver should get off his
vehicle then observe and give directions to the other riders. The last person after
crossing then assists the lead driver to cross. Do not travel sidewalks. They are
designated for pedestrian use.
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Water can be a unique hazard. If it is too deep the vehicle may “float” and topple.
Check the water depth and current before you attempt to cross any water. Water
should not go above the footrest. Be wary of slippery surfaces such as rocks,
grass, logs, etc., both in the water and on its banks. A loss of traction may occur.
Do not attempt to enter the water at high speed. The water will act as a brake
and could throw you.
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Water will affect the braking ability of your vehicle. Make sure you dry the brakes
by applying them several times after the vehicle leaves the water.
Mud or marsh lands may be encountered near water. Be prepared for sudden
“holes” or changes in depth. Similarly so, be watchful of hazards such as rocks,
logs, etc., partially covered by vegetation.
If your trip crosses frozen waterways, make sure that the ice is thick enough and
sound enough to support the total weight of yourself, the vehicle and its load.
Be ever watchful of open water... it is a sure indication that the ice thickness will
vary. If in doubt, do not attempt to cross.
Ice will also affect the control of vehicle. Slow down and do not “gun” the throttle. This will only result in spinning of the tires and possible tipover of the vehicle.
Avoid rapid braking. This again will possibly result in an uncontrolled slide and
tipover of the vehicle. Slush should be avoided at all times since it could block
the operation or controls of the vehicle.
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Sand and riding on sand dunes or on snow is another unique experience but
there are some basic precautions that should be observed. Wet, deep or fine
sand/snow may create a loss of traction and cause the vehicle to slide, drop off
or become “bogged” down. If this occurs look for a firmer base. Again, the best
advice is to slow down and be watchful of the conditions.
When riding in sand dunes it is advisable to equip the vehicle with an antenna
type safety flag. This will help make your location more visible to others over
the next sand dune. Proceed carefully should you see another safety flag ahead.
Since the antenna type safety flag can snag and rebound on your body if caught,
do not use it in areas where there are low hanging branches or obstacles.
Riding on loose stones or gravel is very similar to riding on ice. They will affect
the steering of vehicle... possibly causing it to slide and tipover especially at
high speeds. In addition, braking distance may be a effected. Remember that
“gunning” the throttle or sliding may cause loose stones to be ejected rearwards
into the path of another rider's way. Never do it deliberately.
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If you do get into a slide or skid, it may help to turn the handlebar into the direction
of the skid until you regain control. Never jam the brakes and lock the wheels.
Respect and follow all posted trail signs. They are there to help you and others.
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Obstacles in the “trail” should be traversed with caution. This includes loose
rocks, fallen trees, slippery surfaces, fences, posts, and embankments and depressions. You should avoid them whenever possible. Remember that some
obstacles are too large or dangerous to cross and should be avoided. Small rocks
or fallen trees may be safely crossed... approach at a 90° angle. Stand on the
footrests while keeping your knees flexed. Adjust speed without losing momentum and do not “gun” the throttle. Hold handlebar firmly. Place your body weight
rearwards and proceed. Do not try to lift the vehicle front wheels off the ground.
Be aware that the object may be slippery or may move while crossing.
When driving on hills or slopes two things are highly important... be prepared
for slippery surfaces or terrain variations and obstacles and... use proper body
positioning.
Uphill
Keep your body weight forward towards the top of the hill. Keep your feet on
the footpegs and shift into low gear then accelerate and when necessary, change
gear quickly as you climb. Do not over-speed since this may cause the front of
the vehicle to lift from the ground and fall back on you. If the hill is too steep
and you cannot proceed or the vehicle begins to roll backwards, apply the brake,
being careful not to slide. Dismount then use the “U” turn or “K” turn (while
walking back, next to the vehicle on the up hill side and with a hand on the brake
lever, slowly back the rear of the vehicle toward the top of the hill then drive
downhill). Always walk or dismount on the upside of the slope while keeping
clear of the vehicle and its rotating wheels. Do not try to hold on to the vehicle if
it begins to topple. Stay clear. Do not ride over the crest of the hill at high speed.
Obstacles, including sharp drop-offs, may exist.
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Downhill
Keep your body weight rearwards. Apply the brake gradually to prevent skidding.
Do not “coast” down the slope using solely engine compression or in neutral
gear.
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Side Hilling
This is one of the most risky types of riding since it may drastically change the
balance of the vehicle. It should be avoided wherever possible. If it is necessary
to do so however, it is important that you ALWAYS keep your body weight on
the upside of the slope... and be prepared to dismount on that side should the
vehicle begin to topple. Do not try to stop or save the vehicle from damage.
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Routine Maintenance
Once your ride completed, it is wise to remove any build up of snow, ice, mud and
grime. Not only will this help you keep your vehicle longer and in good condition
for resale but will eliminate potential hazards the next time you use the vehicle.
Wash your vehicle in warm soapy water then allow it to dry. (A towel may help).
Do not wash your vehicle outside during freezing weather. Apply appropriate
lubrication as described in the MAINTENANCE section.
Part of your responsibility towards safety is to respect the contents of this Operator's Guide. It provides valuable advice on how to properly take care of your
vehicle. If further assistance is required your authorized Can-Am dealer is always
willing to help.
Modification of the vehicle to increase speed and performance may violate the
terms and conditions of your vehicle limited warranty. In addition, certain modifications including the removal of engine or exhaust components are illegal under
most laws.
Changing the wheel and/or tire size may affect the stability of the vehicle. Incorrect tire pressure may lead to blow outs or cause a tire to move around on its
rim and become lost or damaged. Wheels or tires which are damaged should
always be replaced.
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HANG TAG
This vehicle comes with a hang tag and labels containing important safety information.
Any person who rides this vehicle should read and understand this information
before riding.
V07M11L
USA and Canada Only
704901107
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ON-PRODUCT LABELS
The following labels are on your vehicle and they should be considered permanent parts of the vehicle. If missing or damaged, they can be replaced free of
charge. See an authorized Can-Am dealer.
NOTE: The following illustrations used in this Operator's Guide are a general
representation only. Your model may differ.
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Label 1
Label 3
V01M07Z
Label 4
V01M01Z
Label 2
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Label 5
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V01M02Z
Label 6
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Label 7
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Label 8
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VEHICLE
INFORMATION
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HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR VEHICLE
The main components of your vehicle (engine and frame) are identified by different serial numbers. It may sometimes become necessary to locate these numbers for warranty purposes or to trace your vehicle in the event of loss. These
numbers are required by the authorized Can-Am dealer to complete warranty
claims properly. No warranty will be allowed by BRP. If the engine identification
number (EIN) or vehicle identification number (VIN) is removed or mutilated in
any way. We strongly recommend that you take note of all the serial numbers
on your vehicle and supply them to your insurance company.
Vehicle Identification Number Location
1
2
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1. VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
2. Model
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Engine Identification Number Location
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Compliance Label
This label indicates vehicle's compliance in many countries.
LABEL LOCATION
All DS 250
Right front lower
tube of the frame
(between A-arm)
V00M02Y
USA AND CANADA
V00M03Y
OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
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NOISE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM REGULATION
USA and Canada Only
Tampering with Noise Control System Is Prohibited!
U.S. Federal law and Canadian provincial laws may prohibit the following acts or
the causing there of:
1. The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes
of maintenance, repair or replacement of any device or element of design
incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its
sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use or
2. The use of the vehicle after such device or element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
Among those Acts Presumed to Constitute Tampering
Are the Acts Listed Below:
1. Removal or alteration or the puncturing of the muffler or any engine component which conducts removal of engine exhaust gases.
2. Removal or alteration or the puncturing of any part of the intake system.
3. Replacing any moving parts of the vehicle or parts of the exhaust or intake
system, with parts other than those specified by the manufacturer.
4. Lack of proper maintenance.
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EMISSION REQUIREMENTS
USA Only
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) requires that your vehicle complies
with applicable exhaust emissions standards during its useful life, when operated
and maintained according to the instructions supplied.
A non-compliance RED label (as well as a GREEN label) is obtained annually during California Vehicle registration. The appropriate label is denoted by the vehicle
identification number (in the 8th character detailed herein).
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VEHICLE CATEGORY
VIN 8TH CHARACTER
Non-complying RED label
Must denote a C or 3
Complying GREEN label
Any alphanumeric designation other
than a C or 3
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BREAK-IN PERIOD
Engine
A break-in period of 10 operating hours
is required before running the vehicle
at sustained full throttle.
CAUTION: Never mix oil with fuel.
This vehicle has a 4-stroke engine.
Oil must be added to engine base
only.
During this period, maximum throttle
should not exceed 3/4. However, brief
full acceleration and speed variations
contribute to a good break-in. Continued wide open throttle accelerations,
prolonged cruising speeds and engine
overheating are detrimental during the
break-in period.
Belt
A new belt requires a break-in period of 50 km (30 mi). Avoid strong
acceleration/deceleration, pulling a
load or high speed cruising.
10-Hour Inspection
NOTE: The 10-hour inspection is at the
expense of the vehicle owner.
As with any precision piece of mechanical equipment, we suggest
that after the first 10 hours, 200 km
(125 mi) or 30 days after the purchase, whichever comes first, your
vehicle be inspected by an authorized
Can-Am dealer. This inspection will
give you the opportunity to discuss the
unanswered questions you may have
encountered during the first hours of
operation.
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CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT
NOTE: Some controls/instruments/equipment are optional.
20
19
6
7
8
1
5
9
16
20
2
5
4
7
6
3
17
15, 13
10
14
18
12
11
21
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While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
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WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death.
NOTE: This section gives basic functions of the various controls of your vehicle. For more details of how to operate one control in conjunction with
some others, refer to OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS further in this section.
1
2
1) Throttle Lever
When pushed, it increases the engine
speed that allows the engagement of
the transmission on the selected gear.
When released, the engine speed
should return automatically to idle and
the vehicle will gradually slow down.
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1. Brake lever
2. To apply brake
3) Rear Brake Lever
When compressed, the rear brake is
applied. When released, it should automatically return to its original position. Braking effect is proportional to
the force applied on the lever and to
the type and condition of the terrain.
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1. Throttle lever
2. To accelerate
3. To decelerate
2) Front Brake Lever
When compressed, the brake is applied. When released, it should automatically return to its original position.
Braking effect is proportional to the
force applied on the lever and to the
type and condition of the terrain.
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TYPICAL
1. Brake lever
2. To apply brake
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4) Parking Brake
5) Transmission Lever
When applied, it prevents the vehicle
from moving. Useful when the brake
needs to be locked for example such
as doing a K-turn, during transportation
or when the vehicle is not in operation.
A 3-position lever.
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CAUTION: Always completely stop
the vehicle and apply the brake
prior to moving the transmission
lever.
Always use the parking brake and
engage the FORWARD position on
the transmission lever when the
vehicle is not in operation.
 WARNING
Make sure parking brake is fully
disengaged before operating the
vehicle. Riding the vehicle with a
continuous pressure on the brakes
may cause damage to the brake
system and cause loss of braking
capacity and/or fire.
To engage mechanism: Squeeze
brake lever and push down the brake
lever lock with a finger. Brake lever
is now compressed and applying rear
brakes.
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TRANSMISSION LEVER PATTERN
1. Forward (F)
2. Neutral (N)
3. Reverse (R)
To change the transmission position,
completely stop vehicle, apply brakes
then move lever to the desired position while moving lever forward or
backward. Do not force lever.
NOTE: Any shifting attempt at high
RPM or without brakes applied will
stop engine.
R: Reverse
This allows the vehicle to go backward. This vehicle is equipped with
a reverse speed limiter system. Refer to OVERRIDE BUTTON further, for
more informations.
1. Front brake lever
2. Press to apply parking brake
To release mechanism: Squeeze
brake lever. Lever lock should automatically return to its original position.
Brake lever should return to rest position. Always release parking brake
before riding.
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 WARNING
Before moving vehicle in reverse,
ensure the path behind is clear of
obstacles or bystanders. Remain
seated.
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N: Neutral
This position disengages the transmission to allow manual vehicle movement or towing.
F: Forward
It is the normal driving range. It allows the vehicle to reach its maximum
speed.
Engine Stop Switch
This switch can be used to stop engine
and as an emergency control.
To stop engine, fully release throttle
lever then use the engine stop switch.
NOTE: While engine can be stopped
by turning ignition key to OFF position, we recommend the engine be
stopped by the engine stop switch.
6) Multi-Switch Housing
The controls located on this multiswitch housing are:
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TYPICAL — MULTI-SWITCH HOUSING
1. Headlamp switch
2. Engine stop switch
3. Engine start button
4. Override button
5. Choke lever
Headlamp Switch
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ENGINE STOP SWITCH FUNCTIONS
1. Engine stop switch
2. RUN position
3. OFF position
Engine Start Button
To start engine, place the engine stop
switch to RUN position.
Press and hold the engine start button, release immediately after engine
is started.
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TYPICAL — HEADLAMP SWITCH
FUNCTIONS
1. Headlamp switch
2. Low beam and taillight
3. High beam and taillight
4. OFF position
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TYPICAL
1. Engine start button
2. Engine stop switch
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NOTE: The engine will not turn if the
engine stop switch is turned to OFF
position.
Override Button
This button is used to override the reverse speed limiter system while power backing up. Press and hold the
override button then depress throttle
lever gradually.
 WARNING
Never activate the override button if throttle lever is already depressed as loss of control may
result, causing severe personal injury or death.
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CHOKE LEVER IN THE OFF POSITION
The full choke position is used for lower engine temperature.
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TYPICAL
1. Override button
Choke Lever
This device features a variable lever to
ease engine cold start.
Position OFF is for normal use with a
warm engine.
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CHOKE LEVER IN THE FULL CHOKE
POSITION
The other positions between OFF and
FULL position, will be use depending
on the engine temperature.
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7) Indicator Lamps
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TYPICAL — IGNITION SWITCH POSITIONS
1. Ignition switch
2. OFF
3. ON with lights
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1. Reverse lamp (RED)
2. Neutral lamp (GREEN)
3. Engine temperature (RED)
Engine Temperature (RED)
This light turns on when
the ignition switch is turned
ON and remains on for
approximately 1 second.
When this indicator light is
ON, it indicates the engine is
overheating.
If engine overheats, refer
to ENGINE OVERHEAT in
SPECIAL PROCEDURES.
CAUTION: If the light does not turn
off right after engine starting, stop
engine. See an authorized Can-Am
dealer. Do not use the vehicle until
repaired.
Reverse Lamp (RED)
Indicates the transmission is in
reverse position.
Insert key in switch and turn to ON
position. To remove key, turn key to
OFF position then pull it out.
Remember that having the lights on
without the engine running discharges
the battery. Always turn ignition to
OFF position after engine has been
stopped.
NOTE: While engine can be stopped
by turning ignition key to OFF position, we recommend the engine be
stopped by the engine stop switch.
9) Fuel Tank Cap
CAUTION: Never place anything
over fuel tank cap because the vent
hole on the top of fuel tank cap can
be blocked and the engine could
misfire.
Unscrew counterclockwise and remove cap to allow fuel tank filling then
fully tighten clockwise.
NOTE: Ensure that vent tube is properly installed.
Neutral Lamp (GREEN)
Indicates the transmission is in
neutral position.
8) Ignition Switch
Key-operated, 2-position switch.
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 WARNING
Always stop engine before refueling. Open cap slowly. If a
differential pressure condition is
noticed (whistling sound heard
when loosening fuel tank cap)
have vehicle inspected and/or repaired before further operation.
Fuel is flammable and explosive
under certain conditions. Never
use an open flame to check fuel
level. Never smoke or allow flame
or spark in vicinity. Always work
in a well-ventilated area. Never
top up the fuel tank before placing the vehicle in a warm area.
As temperature increases, fuel expands and may overflow. Always
wipe off any fuel spillage from the
vehicle.
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1. Fuel tank cap
10) Fuel Valve
This is a 3-position rotary valve. Rotate the knob to align its pointer to the
desired position.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Align the pointer toward the desired position
RES. (reserve)
OFF
ON
OFF
Stops fuel supply to carburetor.
CAUTION: Turn valve to OFF position when vehicle is not being operated or when transporting.
ON
Allows fuel to flow to carburetor. This
is the normal position for operation of
the vehicle.
RES. (RESERVE)
When fuel is exhausted in the fuel tank
when in the ON position, an emergency supply of fuel is available by turning the tab to RES. The reserve contains approximately 10% of the fuel
tank capacity. Use only this position
when the ON supply is empty.
When down to the reserve, refuel as
soon as possible. Ensure to turn the
valve back to the ON position after refuelling.
CAUTION: Improper opening of fuel valve will restrict the flow of fuel. Make sure valve is fully opened
while running.
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11) Rear Brake Pedal
When pressed down, the rear brake is
applied. When released, it should return to its original position. Braking effect is proportional to the force applied
on the pedal and to the type and condition of the terrain.
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SERVICE COMPARTMENT UNDERNEATH
SEAT
1. Tool kit
14) Radiator Cap
Located under front access cover. It
provides access to the radiator filling
neck.
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1. Rear brake pedal
 WARNING
12) Footpeg
Use this area to maintain your feet stable.
In order to avoid potential burns,
do not remove the radiator cap if
the engine is hot.
Press and turn radiator cap counterclockwise to remove. When finished,
properly reinstall radiator cap and access cover.
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1. Footpeg
13) Tool Kit
The tool kit is located in the service
compartment underneath the seat.
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1. Radiator cap
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15) Fuse
The electrical system is protected with
a fuse. Refer to MAINTENANCE section for details.
The fuse holder is located in the service compartment underneath the
seat.
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1. Seat latch
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SERVICE COMPARTMENT UNDERNEATH
SEAT
1. Fuse holder
Seat Installation
Insert seat tab into frame hook.
When seat rests in its position, firmly
push seat down to latch.
NOTE: A distinctive snap will be felt.
Double check that the seat is secure
by giving it a tug to confirm proper
latching.
16) Seat Latch
Located underneath the rear fender, it
allows the removal of the seat to gain
access to the service compartment.
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1. Tab
2. Hook
 WARNING
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Seat Removal
Unlock seat using latch lever.
Gently lift rear of seat while pulling
rearward to release.
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Make sure seat is securely latched
before riding.
17) 12-Volt Power Outlet
Convenient for handheld spotlight or
other portable equipment.
Remove protective cap to use. Always reinstall it after use to protect
against weather.
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Do not exceed the rating capacity.
See SPECIFICATIONS.
An auxiliary supply is available to
connect additional accessories. Two
wires are hidden in the wiring harness
at the rear of vehicle. See an authorized Can-Am dealer for more details.
20) Rear Brake Fluid
Reservoirs
Located above rear brake lever on LH
side of handlebar and underneath RH
side of rear fender.
18) Dipstick
Located on the right side of engine.
Allow to check the oil level in the engine.
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LH REAR BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR
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DIPSTICK — RH SIDE OF ENGINE
Refer to LIQUID to check the engine
oil level correctly.
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19) Front Brakes Fluid
Reservoir
RH REAR BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR
Located above front brake lever on RH
side of handlebar.
21) Engine Coolant
Reservoir
Coolant reservoir is located underneath RH front fender.
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RH FRONT BRAKES FLUID RESERVOIR
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COOLANT RESERVOIR
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UNDERNEATH FRONT ACCESS COVER
1. Radiator cap
2. Coolant reservoir cap
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LIQUIDS
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:

WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death.
NOTE: This section specifies the recommended liquids and procedures to
check their levels. Refer to MAINTENANCE for procedures to replace the
liquids.
Fuel
Recommended Fuel
Use regular unleaded gasoline, available from most service stations or oxygenated fuel containing a maximum
total of 10% of ethanol or methanol
or both. The gasoline used must have
the following recommended minimum
octane number.
OCTANE NUMBER
Inside North
America
Outside North
America
(87 (R + M)/2)
92 RON
CAUTION: Never experiment with
other fuels. The use of unrecommended fuel can result in vehicle performance deterioration and
damage to critical parts in the fuel
system and engine components.
Fuel Level
 WARNING
Always stop engine before refueling. Open cap slowly. If a differential pressure condition is noticed (whistling sound heard when
loosening fuel tank cap) have vehicle inspected and/or repaired
before further operation. Fuel is
flammable and explosive under
certain conditions. Never use an
open flame to check fuel level.
Never smoke or allow flame or
spark in vicinity. Always work in
a well-ventilated area. Never top
up the fuel tank before placing the
vehicle in a warm area. As temperature increases, fuel expands
and may overflow. Always wipe
off any fuel or oil spillage from the
vehicle.
Engine Oil
Recommended Oil
Use 4-stroke engine oil that meets or
exceeds the requirements for API service classification SM, SL or SJ. Always check the API service label on
the oil container, it must contains at
least one of the above standards.
Oil Viscosity
SAE 5W30 oil is recommended for all
seasons.
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However during the hottest days of
the summer the BRP XP-S™ 10W40
mineral oil (P/N 219 700 346) can be
used.
NOTE: For improved overall performance and all season application, use
XP-S 5W40 synthetic oil (P/N 293 600
039).
XP-S 5W40 Synthetic Oil
(P/N 293 600 039)
SAE 0W30
SAE 5W30
SAE 10W30
XP-S 10W40 Mineral Oil
(P/N 219 700 346)
SAE 15W40
SAE 20W50
Temperature Range
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RH SIDE OF ENGINE
With vehicle on a level surface and
engine cold, not running, check the oil
level as follows:
1. Unscrew dipstick then remove it
and wipe clean.
2. Reinstall dipstick (do not screw it
in).
3. Remove and check oil level. It
should be near or equal to the upper mark.
50°C (122°F)
40°C (104°F)
30°C (86°F)
20°C (68°F)
10°C (50°F)
0°C (32°F)
- 10°C (14°F)
- 20°C (- 4°F)
- 30°C (- 22°F)
Oil Level
CAUTION: Check level frequently
and refill if necessary. Do not overfill. Operating the engine with an
improper level may severely damage engine. Wipe off any spillage.
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1. Full
2. Add
3. Operating range
To add oil, remove dipstick.
Place a funnel into the dipstick tube to
avoid spillage.
Add a small amount of recommended
oil and recheck oil level.
Repeat the operation until oil level
reaches the dipstick's full mark. Do
not overfill.
Properly tighten dipstick.
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Gearbox Oil
Recommended Oil
Use XP-S chaincase oil (P/N 413 801
900) or an equivalent.
CAUTION: Do not use unrecommended other types of oil when
servicing. Do not mix with other
types of oil.
Gearbox Oil Level
See an authorized Can-Am dealer.
Engine Coolant
Recommended Coolant
Always use ethylene-glycol antifreeze
containing corrosion inhibitors specifically for internal combustion aluminum
engines.
Cooling system must be filled with
BRP premixed coolant (P/N 219 700
362) or with distilled water and antifreeze solution (50% water, 50% antifreeze).
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COOLANT LEVEL
With vehicle on a level surface, liquid
should be between MIN. and MAX.
level marks of coolant reservoir.
NOTE: When checking level at temperature lower than 20°C (68°F), it
may be slightly lower than MIN. mark.
To gain access to coolant reservoir, remove front fender access cover.
Pull on upper portion of cover to remove tab from rubber grommets.
Pull cover downward to release lower
tabs from front fender.
Coolant Level
Coolant reservoir is located underneath RH front fender.
 WARNING
Check coolant level with engine
cold. Never add coolant in cooling system when engine is hot.
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Step 1: Pull front tab from grommets
Step 2: Lift cover to remove
Add coolant up to MAX. mark if required. Use a funnel to avoid spillage.
Do not overfill.
Properly reinstall and tighten filler cap.
Reinstall front fender access cover.
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If the coolant is added in the coolant
reservoir, check the level in the radiator too. Add coolant if necessary.
 WARNING
In order to avoid potential burns,
do not remove the radiator cap if
the engine is hot.
NOTE: A cooling system that frequently requires coolant is the indication of leaks or engine problems. See
an authorized Can-Am dealer.
To gain access to the radiator, remove
front fender access cover (see procedure above).
Fluid Level
With vehicle on a level surface, check
brake fluid in reservoirs for proper level. They should be above MIN. mark.
Add fluid as required. Do not overfill.
Clean filler cap before removing.
CAUTION: Use only DOT 4 brake
fluid from a sealed container. Do
not use brake fluid taken from old
or already opened containers.
NOTE: A low level may indicate leaks
or worn brake pads. See an authorized Can-Am dealer.
Handlebar Fluid Reservoirs
Turn handlebar in the straight-ahead
position to ensure reservoirs are leveled. Check the brake fluid level, the
reservoir is full when the fluid reaches
of the top of window.
Visually inspect lever boot condition.
Check for cracks, tears, etc. Replace
if damaged.
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TYPICAL
1. Radiator cap
2. Coolant reservoir cap
Brake Fluid
Recommended Fluid
Always use brake fluid meeting the
specification DOT 4 only.
CAUTION: To avoid serious damage to the braking system, do not
use fluids other than the recommended one, nor mix different
fluids for topping up.
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TYPICAL — LH REAR BRAKE FLUID
RESERVOIR
Rear Fluid Reservoir
With vehicle on a level surface, brake
fluid should be between MIN. and
MAX. level marks.
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UNDERNEATH RH REAR FENDER
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:

WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
General
Transmission lever must be on NEUTRAL to allow engine starting.
To start engine, place the engine stop
switch to RUN position, insert key in
ignition switch and turn to the ON position then press the engine start button.
NOTE: For your convenience, an override mode allows the engine to be
started with the transmission lever in
any position. Press and hold the front
brake lever while pressing the engine
start button.
Pre-Operation Check
 WARNING
The pre-operation check is very
important prior to operating the
vehicle. Always check the proper operation of critical controls,
safety features and mechanical
components before starting. If
not done as specified here, severe
injury or death might occur.
Before using this vehicle, the operator
should always:
– Apply parking brake and check if it
operates properly.
– Check tire pressure and condition.
– Check wheels and bearings for
wear and damage.
– Check location of controls and ensure they work properly.
– Verify if steering operates freely.
– Activate throttle control lever several times to ensure it operates freely.
It must return to idle position when
released.
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– Activate the brake levers and brake
pedal to make sure the brakes fully
apply. Levers and pedal must fully
return when released.
– Ensure transmission lever is working then reset in NEUTRAL position.
– Check drive chain for adjustment
and lubrication.
– Check sprockets for wear and damages.
– Check tightening of rear axle fasteners.
– Check swing arm, if any lateral play
is detected DO NOT USE THE VEHICLE.
– Check fuel, oil and coolant levels.
– Check for oil leaks on the engine
and gearbox.
– Ensure fuel valve is in fully open
position (ON).
– Clean headlamps and taillight.
– Ensure front access compartment
cover is properly latched.
– Ensure seat is properly tightened.
– If you transport cargo, respect load
capacity.
– If you are pulling a trailer or other
equipment, ensure it respects the
tongue capacity and towing capacity. Ensure trailer is properly secured to hitch.
– Look and feel for loose parts while
engine is off. Check fasteners.
– Ensure the path of travel is free of
persons and obstacles.
– Check operation of ignition switch,
engine start button, engine stop
switch and headlamps.
– Start engine, remove parking brake
and drive forward slowly a few feet
then apply all brakes individually to
test them.
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Correct any problem you may have
found before riding. See an authorized Can-Am dealer as necessary.
Starting the Engine
Initial Cold Starting
Insert key in ignition switch and turn to
ON position.
NOTE: Do not forget, place the engine
stop switch to RUN position and apply
brakes (front or rear).
In cold weather, colder than 0°C
(32°F), place the choke lever to full
choke position.
After a few seconds, move the choke
lever from full choke position to an intermediate position until the best engine RPM is achieved.
NOTE: Overusing choke may flood engine and make it hard to start. Refer to
SPECIAL PROCEDURES if it occurs.
When the engine is warm, push the
choke lever to OFF and release brakes.
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CHOKE LEVER IN THE OFF POSITION
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FULL CHOKE POSITION
Press the engine start button and hold
until engine starts.
CAUTION: Do not hold the engine
start button more than 20 seconds.
A rest period should be observed
between the cranking cycles to let
starter cool down. Pay attention
not to discharge battery.
NOTE: Throttle assist may be use
to help engine starting faster. Press
the throttle lever slightly. If too much
throttle is used the choke system will
not be activated.
Release the engine start button immediately when engine has started.
Warm Engine Starting
Start the engine as explained above
but without the choke. If the engine
does not start after two 5-second attempts with the electric starter, move
the choke lever and place it between
the FULL and the OFF position. Start
the engine without activating the
throttle lever. After a few seconds,
push the choke lever to OFF position.
Shifting the Transmission
Let engine idle to warm up.
Apply brakes and select the gear
range ”F”.
Release brakes.
CAUTION: Make sure parking brake
is fully disengaged before operating the vehicle.
Gradually press the throttle lever to increase engine speed and thus engaging the continuously variable transmission (CVT).
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At the opposite, when the throttle
lever is released, the engine speed
decreases.
NOTE: Engine will stop if any shifting
is done at high RPM.
Using the Reverse
CAUTION: When changing from
forward to reverse, or vice-versa,
always completely stop the vehicle
and apply the brake prior to moving
the transmission lever.
The same procedures as SHIFTING
THE TRANSMISSION above apply except for the following.
Set the transmission lever in REVERSE position.
When vehicle is operated in muddy
conditions, rinsing the vehicle is recommended to preserve vehicle and its
components and to keep lights clean.
NOTE: Never use a high pressure
washer to clean the vehicle USE
LOW PRESSURE ONLY (like a garden hose). The high pressure can
cause electrical or mechanical damages.
Stopping the Engine
 WARNING
Avoid parking vehicle on slope.
Release throttle and completely stop
the vehicle.
Apply the parking brake.
Set transmission lever in FORWARD
position.
Push the engine stop switch in OFF
position.
Turn key in ignition switch to OFF position.
Remove key from ignition switch.
Post-Operation Care
When vehicle is used in salt-water
environment (beach area, launching/
loading boats etc.), rinsing the vehicle with fresh water is necessary to
preserve vehicle and its components.
Metallic parts lubrication is highly recommended. Use XP-S Lube (P/N 293
600 016) or an equivalent. This must
be performed at the end of each operating day.
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SPECIAL PROCEDURES
Engine Overheat
If engine overheats and indicator light
turns on, try the following:
– Check and clean radiator fins. See
MAINTENANCE section.
 WARNING
The radiator can be very hot, wear
gloves before touching radiator.
– Reduce vehicle speed but try to
keep vehicle moving to supply air
to radiator. If engine is still overheating after approximately one
minute, stop vehicle and set transmission to NEUTRAL and apply
parking brake. Stop engine.
– Let engine cool down.
Check
coolant level and refill if possible.
 WARNING
In order to avoid potential burns,
do not remove the radiator cap or
refill cooling system when engine
is hot.
Restart engine. If the light turn off and
the engine is cold or warm, not hot,
a potential problem with the sensor
or engine part is possible. Use the
vehicle as little as possible and see an
authorized Can-Am dealer as soon as
possible.
Turn Over
When vehicle is turned over or stays
tilted on the side, replace the vehicle in its normal operating position (on
all four wheels) and wait 3 to 5 minutes before starting engine. Before
starting engine, check engine oil and
coolant levels and refill if necessary.
Vehicle Immersion
Should the vehicle become immersed,
it will be necessary to take it to an
authorized Can-Am dealer as soon as
possible. DO NOT START THE ENGINE!
CAUTION: Immersion of the vehicle can cause serious damage if the
correct restart procedure is not followed.
– Restart the engine, if the light does
not turn off right after engine starting, stop engine and disconnect the
temperature sensor.
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1. Temperature sensor
2. Thermostat housing
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CARGO AND TRANSPORTATION
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:

WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death.
Cargo

WARNING
If your vehicle is equipped to carry loads with optional racks and/or trailer hitch approved by BRP, vehicle handling, stability and braking distance
will be affected. Correct loading and weight distribution are therefore important. Never overload, tow or carry cargo improperly. Always ensure
the cargo is safely secured and properly distributed on the rack(s) before
operating the vehicle. Safely reduce speed according to terrain conditions
when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for breaking. Always secure cargo as low as possible on the rack(s) to reduce the
effect of a higher center of gravity. Failure to follow the recommendations
here could cause changes in vehicle handling which could lead to an accident resulting in severe injuries including the possibility of death.
 WARNING
When transporting cargo on the vehicle, respect these maximum loads.
MAXIMUM LOAD
Total load
allowed
150 kg
(330 lb)
Includes
operator, all
other loads
and added
accessories
Transportation
When transporting a vehicle, secure
vehicle to trailer or in pickup box with
suitable tie-downs. Using ordinary
ropes is not recommended.
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Never tip this vehicle on end for
transporting. We recommend that
you carry the vehicle in its normal operating position (on all 4
wheels).
Place the fuel valve to OFF position.
Select the FORWARD position and apply the parking brake.
Secure the vehicle by the front and
rear bumpers.
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CAUTION: Attaching vehicle at other locations may damage the vehicle.
Front Location
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FRONT BUMPER STRAP LOCATIONS
Rear Location
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REAR BUMPER STRAP LOCATION
 WARNING
Do not tow this vehicle behind a
car or other vehicle. Use a trailer.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
ENGINE DOES NOT TURN
1. Ignition switch is in the OFF position.
– Place switch to the ON position.
2. Engine stop switch
– Make sure that the engine stop switch is in ON position.
3. Transmission is not set on NEUTRAL.
– Set transmission either in NEUTRAL or press the brake lever.
4. Burnt fuse.
– Check main fuse condition.
5. Weak battery or loose connections.
– Check charging system fuse.
– Check connections and terminals condition.
– Have the battery checked.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT FAILS TO START
1. Mixture not rich enough to start cold engine.
– Check fuel tank level and check starting procedure, particularly use of the
choke.
2. Flooded engine (spark plug wet when removed).
– Turn ignition switch to ON position and ensure choke is not applied.
– Ensure the transmission lever is on NEUTRAL position.
– Fully press throttle lever and hold while starting the engine.
– As soon as the engine starts, release throttle lever. Do not race engine.
– If it does not work: clean the spark plug cap area then remove it. Remove the spark plug (tools are supplied in tool kit), refer to SPARK PLUG
REMOVAL further in this guide.
– Crank engine several times. Install new spark plug if possible or clean and
dry spark plug.
– Start engine as explained above. If engine continues to flood, see an authorized Can-Am dealer.
– Make sure to verify that there is no fuel in engine oil, if so, replace engine
oil.
3. No fuel to the engine (spark plug dry when removed).
– Check fuel tank level; turn fuel valve to ON (also try on RES.). A failure of
the fuel pump or carburetor may have occurred.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
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ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT FAILS TO START (cont’d)
4. Spark plug/ignition (no spark).
– Check main fuse condition.
– Remove spark plug then reconnect to spark plug cap.
– Check that ignition switch and/or engine stop switch is/are at the ON position.
– Start engine with spark plug grounded to the engine away from spark plug
hole. If no spark appears, replace spark plug.
– If trouble persists, contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
5. Engine compression.
– If no pulsating resistance is felt, it suggests a major loss of compression.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
ENGINE LACKS ACCELERATION OR POWER
1. Fouled or damaged spark plug.
– Check item ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT FAILS TO START.
2. Lack of fuel to engine.
– Check item ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT FAILS TO START.
3. Carburetor adjustments.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
4. Engine is overheating.
– Check ENGINE OVERHEATING in SPECIAL PROCEDURES.
– If overheating persists, contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
5. Air filter/housing plugged or dirty.
– Check air filter and clean if necessary.
– Check deposits in air filter housing drain.
– Check the position of the air intake tube.
6. CVT dirty or worn-out.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
7. Parking brake is applied
– Disengage parking brake.
8. Improper valves adjustment
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
ENGINE BACKFIRE
1. Exhaust system leakage.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
2. Engine is running too hot.
– See ENGINE LACKS ACCELERATION OR POWER.
3. Ignition timing is incorrect or there is an ignition system failure.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
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ENGINE BACKFIRE (cont’d)
4. Improper carburetor setting.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
5. Fouled/damaged/worn spark plug.
– Clean/verify spark plug and heat range. Replace as required.
6. Antipollution system failed
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
ENGINE MISFIRE
1. Fouled/damaged/worn spark plug.
– Clean/verify spark plug and heat range. Replace as required.
2. Water in fuel.
– Drain fuel system and refill with fresh fuel.
UNUSUAL ENGINE NOISE
1. Valve adjustment.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am
2. Chain tensioner plugged.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am
3. Timing chain wear.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am
4. CVT contamination
– Contact an authorized Can-Am
dealer.
dealer.
dealer.
dealer.
VEHICLE CANNOT REACH FULL SPEED
1. Engine.
– See ENGINE LACKS ACCELERATION OR POWER.
2. Parking brake.
– Ensure brake lever lock is completely removed.
3. Air filter/housing plugged or dirty.
– Check air filter and clean if necessary.
– Check deposits in air filter housing drain.
– Check the position of the air intake tube.
4. CVT dirty or worn-out.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
TRANSMISSION LEVER IS HARD TO MOVE
1. Transmission gears are in a position that prevents the transmission lever
to work.
– Rock the vehicle back and forth to move the gears in the transmission and
allow the transmission lever to be set.
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TRANSMISSION LEVER IS HARD TO MOVE (cont’d)
2. Engine idle speed is set too high.
– Adjust the idle speed. Refer to the SPECIFICATIONS.
3. CVT dirty or worn-out.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
THE RPM INCREASES BUT THE VEHICLE DOES NOT MOVE
1. The transmission is in NEUTRAL position.
– Set transmission in REVERSE or FORWARD.
2. CVT dirty or worn-out.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
3. Water in the CVT housing.
– Contact an authorized Can-Am dealer.
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SPECIFICATIONS
VEHICLE MODEL
DS 250
ENGINE
4-stroke. Single overhead camshaft
engine, liquid cooled
Type
Number of cylinder
Single cylinder
Number of valves
4 valves with mechanical lifters (adjustable)
Displacement
249.4 cc (15.22 cu. in)
Bore
71 mm (2.8 in)
Stroke
63 mm (2.5 in)
Starting system
Electric starter
Compression ratio
10.6:1
Lubrication
Forced circulation and splashing
Air filter
Sponge wet type
TRANSMISSION
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
HI range (F), neutral and reverse
Transmission
COOLING
Type
Liquid cooled
Radiator
Front mounted
CARBURETION
Carburetor
Type
KEHIN PTG-23 with manual choke
Variable
Choke
Idle speed
± 100
1700 RPM
ELECTRICAL
Magneto generator Type
Ignition type
338 W @ 5000 RPM
CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition)
Ignition timing
Spark plug
Not adjustable
Make
NGK
Type
CR8E
Gap
0.8 mm (.031 in)
1
Number of spark plug
Battery
90
Type
Dry type battery
Volt
12 volts, 10 A•h (Ampere hour)
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VEHICLE MODEL
DS 250
ELECTRICAL (cont’d)
Starting system
Electric start
Headlamp bulb
2 x 31.5 W
Taillight bulb
1 x 5/21 W
Indicator lamps
Fuses
1.7 W
Fan motor
10 A
Headlamp
15 A
Other lights
15 A
Main fuse
30 A
DRIVE TRAIN
Rear axle
Chain driven/solid axle
Turning radius
3.5 m (138 in) at low speed
SUSPENSION
Front
Rear
Type
Independent suspension — double A-arm,
2 shock absorbers (oil)
Travel
140 mm (5.5 in)
Type
Rigid swing-arm, 1 shock absorber (oil)
Travel
170 mm (6.7 in)
Front
Rear
34 kPa (5.0 PSI) recommended
26 kPa (3.8 PSI) minimum
Front
22 x 7–10
Rear
20 x 11–9
Front
AT 10 x 5.5
Rear
AT 9 x 8
TIRES
Pressure
Size
WHEELS
Size
Wheel nuts torque
50 N•m (37 lbf•ft)
BRAKES
Front
Hydraulic, 2 discs
Rear
Hydraulic, 1 disc
Parking device
RH brake lever includes a parking brake
LOADING CAPACITY
Total vehicle load allowed
150 kg (330 lb) includes operator, all other
loads and added accessories
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VEHICLE MODEL
DS 250
DIMENSIONS
Dry mass
195 kg (429 lb)
Overall length
1.830 m (72 in)
Overall width
1.030 m (40.5 in)
Overall height
1.105 m (43.5 in)
Seat height
800 mm (31.5 in)
Wheel base
1.187 m (47 in)
Ground clearance
Center of vehicle
260 mm (10.2 in)
LIQUIDS AND GREASES
SAE 5W30. API classification SM, SL or
SJ. Refer to OIL VISCOSITY CHART
Engine oil type
Gearbox oil
85W-140 or XP-S chaincase oil
Ethylene-glycol/water mix (50% coolant,
50% distilled water). Use BRP premixed
coolant or a coolant specially designed
for aluminum engines
Coolant
Type
Fuel
Octane
Regular unleaded gasoline
Inside North America: (87 (R + M)/2)
Outside North America: 92 RON or higher
Brake
Brake fluid, DOT 4
CAPACITIES
Fuel tank
Engine
Gearbox oil
Coolant
A:
12.5 L (3.3 U.S. gal)
1.4 L (1.48 U.S. quarts)
Oil change: 1.2 L (1.27 U.S. quarts)
Oil change: 800 mL (27 U.S. oz.)
850 mL (28.7 U.S. quarts)
(engine and radiator)
Ampere
RPM: Revolution Per Minute
W:
Watt
Because of our ongoing commitment to product quality and innovation, BRP reserves the right, at any time, to make changes in design and specifications and/or
to make additions to, or improvements in its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on its products previously manufactured.
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MAINTENANCE
INFORMATION
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MAINTENANCE CHART
The maintenance is very important, if you are not familiar with safe service practices and adjustment procedures, see your authorized Can-Am dealer.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE CHART
INITIAL INSPECTION 10 H OR 30 DAYS OR 200 KM (125 mi)
A:
C:
I:
L:
R:
T:
(To be performed by an authorized Can-Am dealer. The initial
maintenance is very important and must not be neglected.)
ADJUST
CLEAN
INSPECT
LUBRICATE
REPLACE
PROCEED WITH TASK
25 H OR 500 km (310 mi)
50 H OR 1000 km (620 mi)
100 H OR 1 YEAR OR 2000 km (1250 mi)
200 H OR 2 YEARS OR 4000 km (2485 mi)
TO BE PERFORMED BY
PART/TASK
LEGEND
ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
Engine oil level (2)
Engine oil
R
Engine oil strainer
C
EVERY RIDE
Customer
R
Dealer
Dealer
Dealer/
R
Customer
Gearbox oil
I
Valve clearance adjustment
T
T
Dealer
Engine mounting fasteners
I
I
Dealer
Exhaust system
I
I
Dealer
Muffler spark arrester
Condition of engine seals
C
I
Engine coolant (2)
I
Radiator cap/cooling system pressure
test
T
Radiator condition/cleanliness (4)
I
I
I
(3)
(2) Pre-ride inspection item.
Customer (3) Every 100 hours, check coolant
strength.
Dealer (4) More often under severe use
such dusty area, sand, snow,
wet or muddy conditions.
R Customer
T
I
Dealer
Customer
Drive belt
I
Dealer
Drive and driven pulleys
condition/cleanliness
CVT air inlet/outlet duct
condition/cleanliness
I,
C
Dealer
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I,
C
I,
C
Dealer
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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE CHART
INITIAL INSPECTION 10 H OR 30 DAYS OR 200 KM (125 mi)
A:
C:
I:
L:
R:
T:
(To be performed by an authorized Can-Am dealer. The initial
maintenance is very important and must not be neglected.)
ADJUST
CLEAN
INSPECT
LUBRICATE
REPLACE
PROCEED WITH TASK
25 H OR 500 km (310 mi)
50 H OR 1000 km (620 mi)
100 H OR 1 YEAR OR 2000 km (1250 mi)
200 H OR 2 YEARS OR 4000 km (2485 mi)
TO BE PERFORMED BY
PART/TASK
LEGEND
FUEL SYSTEM
I,
C
Air filter/air injection valve filter
R
Customer
(4)
(4)
Fuel filter
I
I
R
Dealer
Fuel lines, connections and fuel tank
pressure test
I
I
Dealer
Carburetor (1)
A
A
Dealer
Spark plug (5)
I
R
Customer
Ignition timing
I
I
Battery connections
I
I
Wiring harnesses, cables and lines
I
(1) Emission-related component.
(4) More often under severe use
such dusty area, sand, snow,
wet or muddy conditions.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Condition of ignition switch, engine
I
start button and engine stop switch (2)
Condition of lighting system
(HI/LO intensity, brake lamp, headlamp I
aiming, etc.) (2)
Dealer
Customer
I
Dealer
I
Customer
I
Customer
(2) Pre-ride inspection item.
(5) Make sure the spark plug is
correctly gapped.
DRIVE TRAIN
Drive chain lubrication
EVERY RIDE
Customer
Drive chain slider condition
EVERY RIDE
Customer
Drive chain adjustment
EVERY RIDE
Customer
Drive chain sprockets
Wheel bearings
I
I
Customer
I
Customer
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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE CHART
INITIAL INSPECTION 10 H OR 30 DAYS OR 200 KM (125 mi)
A:
C:
I:
L:
R:
T:
(To be performed by an authorized Can-Am dealer. The initial
maintenance is very important and must not be neglected.)
ADJUST
CLEAN
INSPECT
LUBRICATE
REPLACE
PROCEED WITH TASK
25 H OR 500 km (310 mi)
50 H OR 1000 km (620 mi)
100 H OR 1 YEAR OR 2000 km (1250 mi)
200 H OR 2 YEARS OR 4000 km (2485 mi)
TO BE PERFORMED BY
PART/TASK
LEGEND
STEERING
Handlebar fasteners (2)
I
I
Dealer
I,
A,
L
Throttle/housing/cable
condition (2)
I,
A
Choke (2)
I
I,
A
Customer
I
I
Dealer
Steering system
(column, bearing, etc.)
(4)
Tie rod ends
Wheel nuts/studs
I
(2)
Tires pressure and wear
Customer
I
I
Dealer
I
Customer
EVERY RIDE
(2)
Front wheels alignment
I
Ball joints
(2) Pre-ride inspection item.
(4) More often under severe use
such dusty area, sand, snow,
wet or muddy conditions.
Customer
I
Dealer
I
Dealer
SUSPENSION
Swing arm (2)
I
Customer
Shock absorbers (2)
I
Customer (2) Pre-ride inspection item.
A-arms
I
Customer
BRAKE
Brake fluid (2)
I
Parking brake cable adjustment (6)
A A
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(6)
I
Brake pads (6)
Brake system (discs, hoses, etc.)
R
I
(4)
(6)
I
(2) Pre-ride inspection item.
(4) More often under severe use
such dusty area, sand, snow,
Customer
wet or muddy conditions.
(6) Brake fluid replacement or
Customer
any brake system repairs must
be performed by an authorized
Customer
Can-Am dealer.
Customer
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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE CHART
INITIAL INSPECTION 10 H OR 30 DAYS OR 200 KM (125 mi)
A:
C:
I:
L:
R:
T:
ADJUST
CLEAN
INSPECT
LUBRICATE
REPLACE
PROCEED WITH TASK
(To be performed by an authorized Can-Am dealer. The initial
maintenance is very important and must not be neglected.)
25 H OR 500 km (310 mi)
50 H OR 1000 km (620 mi)
100 H OR 1 YEAR OR 2000 km (1250 mi)
200 H OR 2 YEARS OR 4000 km (2485 mi)
TO BE PERFORMED BY
PART/TASK
LEGEND
BODY/FRAME
Frame
Hitch/trailer ball condition (if installed)
I
Dealer
EVERY RIDE
Customer
Frame fasteners
I
Customer
Seat fasteners
EVERY RIDE
Customer
Engine and vehicle cleaning and
protection
EVERY RIDE
Customer
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GENERAL
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:

WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death.
 WARNING
Unless otherwise specified, engine
should not be running for all maintenance procedures.
Before performing any service or
inspection operation on the vehicle, wait until the engine and exhaust have cooled down to avoid
potential burns.
 WARNING
Should removal of a locking device
(e.g. lock tabs, self-locking fasteners, etc.) be required when undergoing disassembly/assembly,
always replace with a new one.
The following covers the maintenance
items that can be performed by the
customer if desired. Other items
found in maintenance chart must be
performed by an authorized Can-Am
dealer.
NOTE: Among other things, this section gives the procedures to replace
the liquids. Refer to LIQUIDS for procedures to check levels and refill.
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ENGINE
Air Filter
Removal/Cleaning
CAUTION: Never remove or modify any component in the air filter
housing. The engine carburation
is calibrated to operate specifically
with these components. Otherwise, engine performance degradation or damage can occur.
Remove seat.
Release clamps and remove air filter
housing cover.
Pour cleaning solution (P/N 219 700
341) or an equivalent into a bucket.
Put the filter in to soak.
While filter soaks, clean inside the air
filter housing.
Rinse the filter with warm water until
all cleaning solution disappears.
NOTE: If the air filter foam is still dirty,
replace it with a new one.
Then, let the filter dry completely.
When the filter is dried, re-oiled with
air filter oil (P/N 219 700 340) or an
equivalent.
CAUTION: Engine performance
degradation or severe damages
can occur if the air filter is not properly maintained and/or if it not well
oiled.
Installation
Properly reinstall removed parts in the
reverse order of their removal.
NOTE: Make sure that air filter housing cover is installed properly.
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1. Air filter housing cover
Air Filter Housing Draining
Loosen clamp and remove retaining
screw, then remove air filter.
CAUTION: Never remove or modify any component in the air filter
housing. The engine carburation
is calibrated to operate specifically
with these components. Otherwise, engine performance degradation or damage can occur.
Periodically inspect air filter housing
drain tube for liquid or deposits.
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1. Clamp
2. Retaining screw
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Place a drain pan under the engine
drain plug area.
Unscrew drain plug.
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TYPICAL
1. Air filter housing
2. Drain tube
3. Clamp
NOTE: If vehicle is used in dusty area,
inspect more frequently than specified
in MAINTENANCE CHART.
If liquid/deposits are found, squeeze
and remove the clamp. Pull drain tube
out and empty it.
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LH SIDE UNDERNEATH CVT COVER
1. Oil drain plug
Unscrew the oil strainer cover.
Allow enough time for oil to flow out
of oil strainer hole.
CAUTION: Do not start engine
when liquid/deposits are found
in the drain tube.
When liquid/deposits are found, the
air filter must be inspected/dried/
replaced depending on its condition.
Oil Change and Oil
Strainer Cleaning
Oil change should be done with a
warm engine.
 WARNING
The engine oil can be very hot. In
order to avoid potential burns, do
not remove the engine drain plug
or the oil strainer cover if the engine is hot. Wait until engine oil is
warm.
Ensure vehicle is on a level surface.
Remove dipstick.
Clean the drain plug area.
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RH SIDE OF ENGINE
1. Oil strainer cover
Remove oil strainer and spring.
To clean oil strainer, use a solvent then
dry with compressed air.
 WARNING
Always wear eye protector. Chemicals can cause a rash break out
and an injury to your eyes.
NOTE: Check cover O-ring and replace
it if necessary.
Wipe out any oil spillage on engine.
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If available, use a garden hose to rinse
the radiating fins.
 WARNING
Never clean radiator with your
hands when it is hot. Let the radiator cool down before cleaning.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Cover
O-ring
Spring
Strainer
Reinstall oil strainer, spring, O-ring and
torque cover to 15 N•m (133 lbf•in).
Verify drain plug washer condition and
replace it if necessary.
Clean washer area on engine and drain
plug then reinstall plug and torque it to
39 N•m (29 lbf•ft).
Refill engine at the proper level with
the recommended oil. Refer to SPECIFICATIONS for capacity.
NOTE: Engine oil quantity is also written on the dipstick.
Start engine and let idle for a few minutes. Ensure oil strainer and drain plug
areas are not leaking.
Stop engine. Wait a while to allow oil
to flow down to crankcase then check
oil level. Refill as necessary.
Dispose of oil as per your local environmental regulations.
Radiator
CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the radiating fins when cleaning. Do not use any object/tool that
could damage the fins. The fins are
purposely thin parts to allow efficient cooling. WHEN HOSING, USE
LOW PRESSURE ONLY. NEVER USE
A HIGH PRESSURE WASHER.
See an authorized Can-Am dealer to
check the performance of the cooling
system.
Engine Coolant
Replacement
 WARNING
In order to avoid potential burns,
do not remove the radiator cap or
loosen the coolant drain plug if the
engine is hot.
Remove front fender access cover.
Turn the radiator cap counterclockwise
and remove it.
Unscrew the drain plug located on
the right side of engine and drain the
coolant into a suitable container.
Periodically check the radiator area for
cleanliness.
Inspect radiating fins. They must be
clean, free of mud, dirt, leaves and any
other deposit that would prevent the
radiator to cool properly.
Remove as much deposits as you can
with your hands. If water is available
in proximity, try rinsing the radiating
fins.
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1. Cooling drain plug
Unplug the by-pass hose on the top of
thermostat housing.
Lift the front of vehicle high enough to
have front wheels off the ground.
Fill the radiator until the coolant comes
out by the thermostat housing by-pass
hose hole. Install the by-pass hose
then remove the hose pincher.
NOTE: If no coolant comes out by
the by-pass hose hole, squeeze the
lower radiator hose several times until coolant comes out.
Complete the radiator filling.
Check the level in the coolant reservoir
and refill if necessary.
Run engine at idle with the radiator
cap off. Slowly add additional coolant
if necessary.
At this point, wait until engine reaches normal operating temperature. Depress the throttle lever two or three
times; then add coolant if required.
Install radiator cap. Inspect all connections for leaks and check coolant level
in the reservoir.
Spark Arrester
vmo2006-014-041_a
1. By-pass hose
Drain the system completely and reinstall the drain plug.
Pinch hose between radiator and thermostat housing with a large hose
pincher (P/N 529 032 500).
The muffler must be periodically
purged of accumulated carbon.
 WARNING
Never perform this operation immediately after the engine has
been run because exhaust system
is very hot. Wear eye protection
and gloves. Respect all applicable
laws and regulations.
Place transmission on FORWARD position and apply parking brake.
Remove the spark arrester from the
muffler.
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HOSE PINCHER LOCATION
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Air Injection Valve Filter
Cleaning
vmo2006-014-042_a
1. Remove muffler end
2. Muffler
vmo2006-014-066_b
LH SIDE OF ENGINE
1. Air injection valve
Disconnect hoses from air injection
valve.
Remove air injection valve from its
support.
While holding one half, turn the other
half counterclockwise to open.
vmo2006-013-006_a
1. Spark arrester
Remove carbon deposits from the
spark arrester using a brush.
NOTE: Use a soft brush and be careful
to avoid damaging spark arrester.
Reinstall the spark arrester in muffler.
vmo2006-014-073_a
1. Filters
Pour cleaning solution (P/N 219 700
341) or an equivalent into a bucket.
Put filters in to soak.
While filters soaks, clean inside the air
injection valve.
Rinse filters with warm water until all
cleaning solution disappears.
NOTE: If air filters are still dirty, replace them with new ones.
Then, let filters dry completely.
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When finished, properly reinstall removed parts in the reverse order of
their removal.
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CARBURETOR
See an authorized Can-Am dealer each
year to verify and clean the fuel system.
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TRANSMISSION
Drive Belt
See an authorized Can-Am dealer to
inspect and/or replace the drive belt.
CVT Cover Drain Tube
Any time you suspect that water has
entered the CVT cover, drain the CVT
housing by removing the drain tube.
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1. CVT cover drain tube
2. CVT cover
3. LH footrest
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GEARBOX
Oil Change
Place the vehicle on a level surface.
Remove the drive chain protector.
Refill gearbox, using 800 mL (27 U.S.
oz.) of XP-S chaincase oil (P/N 413 801
900) or an equivalent.
NOTE: Gearbox oil quantity is also
written on the gearbox cover.
CAUTION: Do not use other unrecommended types of oil when servicing. Do not mix with other types
of oil.
Reinstall and torque oil fill plug to
39 N•m (29 lbf•ft).
vmo2006-014-038_a
1. Drive chain protector
Clean fill and drain plug areas.
Remove gearbox fill plug.
Place a drain pan under the gearbox
drain plug area then remove plug.
vmo2006-014-039_a
1. Gearbox drain plug
2. Gearbox fill plug
NOTE: To completely drain the gearbox, place a jack under the left footpeg
and tilt the vehicle toward the right
side.
When the gearbox is empty, install
and torque the drain plug at 9 N•m
(80 lbf•in) and replace the vehicle on
the ground.
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FUEL SYSTEM
Throttle Cable Lubrication
The throttle cable must be lubricated
with silicone cable lubricant (P/N 293
600 041) or an equivalent.
 WARNING
Always use a silicone-based lubricant. Using another lubricant
(like water-based lubricant) could
cause the throttle lever/cable sticking or stiffness.
Open the throttle lever housing.
vmo2006-014-051_b
1. Rubber protector
2. Cable adjuster
Remove the cable from the throttle
lever.
NOTE: Slide cable in clip slot and remove the end of cable from clip.
Remove the carburetor cap on top of
the carburetor. Place the carburetor
cap far from carburetor body.
Install the cable luber (P/N 529 035
738) on the cable.
Insert the needle of spray can in the
cable luber hole.
vmo2006-014-051_a
 WARNING
1. Remove screws
Slide the rubber protector to expose
the cable adjuster.
Unscrew the lock nut of the cable adjuster then screw in the adjuster to release the cable tension.
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Always wear eye protection and
gloves when you lubricate a cable.
NOTE: Place a rag around the cable
luber to prevent the lubricant splash.
Add lubricant until it runs out at carburetor end of the throttle cable.
Let the cable hang during approximately 15 minutes or until no lubricant
flows out of cable.
Reinstall carburetor cap.
Reinstall and adjust the cable.
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Throttle Lever Adjustment
Slide rubber protector back to expose
throttle cable adjuster.
Loosen lock nut then turn the adjuster
to obtain correct throttle lever free
play.
NOTE: Measure throttle free play at
the tip of throttle lever.
Tighten lock nut and reinstall protector.
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1.
2.
3.
A.
Throttle lever
Protector
Cable adjuster
1 to 3 mm (.039 to .118 in)
With the transmission lever on NEUTRAL position, start the engine.
Check if the throttle cable is adjusted
correctly by turning handlebar fully
right then fully left. If the engine RPM
increases, readjust the throttle lever
free play.
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ELECTRICAL
 WARNING
Unless otherwise informed, always turn ignition switch to the
OFF position before performing
any maintenance or repair on electrical system.
Spark Plug
Removal
Unplug spark plug cable.
Unscrew spark plug one turn.
Clean spark plug and cylinder head
with pressurized air if possible.
 WARNING
Always wear safety goggles when
using pressurized air.
Unscrew spark plug completely then
remove them.
Apply anti-seize lubricant over spark
plug threads to prevent a possible
seizure.
Screw spark plug into cylinder head by
hand and tighten with a torque wrench
and a proper socket.
Torque spark plugs to 11 N•m
(97 lbf•in).
Battery
 WARNING
Never charge a battery while installed in vehicle.
These vehicles are equipped with a
VRLA battery (Valve Regulated Lead
Acid). It is a maintenance-free type
battery, there is no need to add water
to adjust electrolyte level.
CAUTION: Never remove the battery sealing cap.
Clean battery post with a wire brush.
Apply dielectric grease (P/N 293 550
004) or an equivalent on post to protect against oxidation.
Removal
Disconnect BLACK (-) cable first then
RED (+) cable.
 WARNING
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LH SIDE OF ENGINE
1. Spark plug
Installation
Prior to installation make sure that contact surface of cylinder head and spark
plug is free of grime.
Using a feeler gauge, set the spark
plug gap to 0.8 mm (0.31 in).
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Always respect this order for disassembly; disconnect BLACK (-)
cable first.
Remove the holding strap.
Remove battery from vehicle.
Cleaning
Clean battery, battery casing, cables
and battery posts using a solution of
baking soda and water.
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Remove corrosion from battery cable
terminals and battery posts using a
firm wire brush. Battery top should be
cleaned by soft brush and any greasecutting soap or baking soda solution.
1
2
Installation
Reinstall battery in vehicle.
 WARNING
Connect RED (+) cable first then
BLACK (-) cable. Always connect
RED (+) cable first.
Fuse
If fuses are damaged, replace them by
one of the same rating.
CAUTION: Do not use a higher rated fuse as this can cause severe
damage.
Fuses are located underneath the seat
in the service compartment. Remove
the seat to allow an access at the fuse
holder.
A15E0KY
1. Fuse
2. Check if melted
Bulb Replacement
 WARNING
Always turn the ignition switch to
OFF position before replacing a defective bulb.
Always check light operation after replacement.
Headlamp
CAUTION: Never touch glass portion of an halogen bulb with bare
fingers, it shortens its operating
life. If glass is touched, clean it
with isopropyl alcohol which will
not leave a film on the bulb.
To unplug connector, release locking
tab then pull on connector using a wiggle movement.
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1. Fuse holder
To remove fuse from holder, unclip
and remove holder cover then pull
fuse out. Check if filament is melted.
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2
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1. Release locking tab
2. Pull on connector using a wiggle movement
Unlock bulb holder by turning it counterclockwise.
Replace bulb.
Properly reinstall removed parts in the
reverse order of their removal.
Adjust Beam Aiming as Follows:
Turn knob to adjust beam height orientation to your convenience. Adjust
both headlamps evenly.
V06G0UY
1. Lens
2. Screws
Push bulb in and hold while turning
counterclockwise to release.
Install the new bulb by first pushing
in while turning clockwise. Reinstall
lens.
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1. Beam height adjustment
Taillight
Unscrew lens screws to expose bulb.
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DRIVE TRAIN
Drive Chain
Adjust and lubricate drive chain before
each use.
 WARNING
Select a level surface and set transmission to NEUTRAL.
Loosen chain tensioner lock bolts and
caliper support bolt.
Place ignition switch to the OFF position before checking, adjusting
or lubricating the drive chain.
CAUTION: Never operate this vehicle with the drive chain too loose or
too tight as severe damage to the
drive components can occur.
Inspection
This vehicle is equipped with O-ring
sealed permanently greased pins and
rollers. Before operating the vehicle,
always inspect the drive chain.
Check the free play of drive chain and
adjust if necessary.
Check for damage or missing O-ring or
rollers.
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TYPICAL
1. Chain tensioner lock bolts
Cleaning and Lubrication
CAUTION: Never wash the chain
with a high pressure washer or
gasoline. Damage to the O-ring
will result, causing premature wear
and drive chain failure.
Clean the side surfaces of the chain
with a dry cloth.
NOTE: Do not brush chain.
Lubricate only with an approved O-ring
chain lubricant. Other commercial
chain lubricants may contain solvent
which could damage the O-rings.
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1. Caliper support bolt
Insert adjuster lock through sprocket
hub and into chain tensioner.
Adjustment
NOTE: Never adjust drive chain with
the driver seated on the vehicle. Remove all load on vehicle.
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1
2
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Drive chain
Adjuster lock
Sprocket hub
Chain tensioner
Adjust chain deflection by slowly moving the vehicle forward or backward.
The deflection on the top of the chain
should be between 15 and 25 mm (5/8
and 1 in).
V02H02Y
1. Good
2. Replace
CAUTION: Replace chain, sprocket
axle and pinion together to prevent
rapid chain and sprocket wear. Install a new retaining ring each time
the pinion is removed.
Wheel
V06H06Y
Tighten the chain tensioner lock bolts
to 62 N•m (46 lbf•ft) and caliper support bolt to 12 N•m (106 lbf•in).
CAUTION: Never operate this vehicle with the drive chain too loose or
too tight as severe damage to the
drive components can occur.
When the adjustment is done, repeat
the above procedure to check the
deflection several times at different
spots on the chain.
Occasionally, wheel nuts should be
removed to apply anti-seize lubricant
on studs to ease future removal. This
is particularly important when vehicle
is used in salt-water environment or
in mud. Remove one nut at a time,
lubricate then retorque to 50 N•m
(37 lbf•ft).
Wheel Bearing/Bushings
Condition
Push and pull the wheels from the upper edge to feel the play. See an authorized Can-Am dealer if there is any
play.
Sprocket and Pinion
Check the sprocket axle and pinion
for distortion, excessive wear or other damages.
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Tire/Wheel Condition
Check tire for damage and wear. Replace if necessary.
Do not rotate tires. The front and rear
tires have a different size. The tires
are directional and their rotation must
be kept in a specific direction for proper operation.
Wheel Removal
Loosen nuts then lift vehicle. Place a
support under vehicle. Remove nuts
then remove wheel.
At installation, it is recommended to
apply anti-seize lubricant on threads.
Gently tighten nuts in a criss-cross sequence then apply a final torque of
50 N•m (37 lbf•ft).
V06I0SY
TYPICAL
Tires/Wheels
Tire Pressure
 WARNING
Tire pressure greatly affects vehicle handling and stability. Underpressure may cause tire to deflate
and rotate on wheel. Overpressure may burst the tire. Always
follow recommended pressure.
Since tires are low-pressure types,
a manual pump should be used.
Check pressure when tires are “cold”
before using the vehicle. Tire pressure changes with temperature and
altitude. Recheck pressure if one of
these conditions has changed.
For your convenience, a pressure
gauge is supplied in tool kit.
TIRE PRESSURE
FRONT/REAR
UP to
150 kg
(330 lb)
MAX.
34 kPa (5 PSI)
MIN.
26 kPa (3.8 PSI)
V06H05Y
1
TYPICAL
1. Taper side of nut
CAUTION: Always use the recommended wheel nuts. Using a different nut could cause damages to the
rim.
Although the tires are specifically designed for off-road use, a flat may still
occur. Therefore, it is recommended
to carry a tire pump and a repair kit.
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SUSPENSION
Adjustment
 WARNING
Adjust both springs to the same
length. Uneven adjustment can
cause poor handling and loss of
stability and/or control, and increase the risk of an accident.
Spring preload may vary from rider
to rider depending upon their weight.
Preload can be changed by setting
both lock nuts up or down to compress the spring to different lengths.
Shorten the spring for a firmer ride and
rough road condition.
Lengthen the spring for a light load and
a smooth road condition.
vmo2006-014-072_a
REAR SUSPENSION
1. Preload cam
Lubrication
Swing Arm
Lubricate swing arm pivots. Use synthetic grease (P/N 293 550 033) or an
equivalent.
vmo2006-014-049_a
FRONT SUSPENSION
A. Same length on both sides
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LH SIDE OF VEHICLE
1. CVT duct
2. Grease fitting
Inspection
Front and Rear Suspension
Inspect shock absorbers for oil leaks
and fasteners for tightness. See an
authorized Can-Am dealer as necessary.
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Swing Arm
Check swing arm for distortion,
cracks or bending. See an authorized Can-Am dealer if any problem is
detected.
A-Arms
Check A-arms for cracks, bending or
other damages. See an authorized
Can-Am dealer as necessary.
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BRAKE
Inspection
The braking system is a hydraulic type
and no adjustment is required.
Check the following to keep the
brakes in a good operating condition:
– brake fluid level
– brake system for fluid leaks
– brake cleanliness
– brake for spongy feel
– brake discs for excessive wear and
surface condition
– brake pads for wear, damage or
looseness.
SERVICE LIMITS
Brake pads
thickness
2 mm (.079 in)
Brake discs
thickness
2 mm (.079 in)
Maximum discs
warpage
0.15 mm (.010 in)
See your authorized Can-Am dealer if
a problem is detected concerning the
brake system.
 WARNING
The brake fluid replacement or
brake system maintenance and repairs should be performed by an
authorized Can-Am dealer.
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BODY/FRAME
Engine Area
Check engine area for any damage
and leaks. Ensure all hose clamps
are properly secured and no hose is
cracked, kinked or otherwise damaged.
Inspect muffler, battery and reservoir
fastening devices.
Check electrical connections for corrosion and tightness.
Replace or have damaged parts repaired.
CAUTION: Never clean plastic parts
with strong detergent, degreasing
agent, paint thinner, acetone, etc.
Hitch/Trailer Ball
Condition (if so equipped)
Check tightness of fasteners and
tightness/condition of trailer ball.
Properly retighten as necessary and
replace ball if worn.
Frame Fasteners
Check fastener condition and tightness on the vehicle. Retighten as
required.
Seat Fasteners
Check tightness of seat fasteners.
Retorque or replace if necessary.
Vehicle Cleaning and
Protection
Never use the high pressure washer
to clean the vehicle USE LOW PRESSURE ONLY (like a garden hose).
The high pressure can cause electrical
or mechanical damages.
Painted parts which are damaged
should be properly repainted to prevent rust.
When required, wash the body with
hot water and soap (only use mild detergent). Apply non-abrasive wax.
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STORAGE AND PRESEASON PREPARATION
 WARNING
Have an authorized Can-Am dealer inspect fuel system integrity
as specified in MAINTENANCE
CHART.
When a vehicle is not in use for more
than one month, proper storage is a
necessity.
See an authorized Can-Am dealer for
proper procedures.
When using your vehicle after storage,
a preparation is required. See an authorized Can-Am dealer for proper procedures.
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WARRANTY
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BRP LIMITED WARRANTY NORTH AMERICA:
2008 CAN-AM TM ATV
1) SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (“BRP”)* warrants its 2008 Can-Am ATV
from defects in material or workmanship for the period and under the conditions
described below.
All genuine Can-Am ATV parts and accessories, installed by an authorized BRP
dealer (as hereinafter defined) at the time of delivery of the 2008 Can-Am ATV,
carry the same warranty as that of the Can-Am ATV.
A GPS receiver may be supplied by BRP as standard equipment on certain 2008
Can-Am ATV’s. The GPS receiver is covered by the limited warranty issued by the
GPS receiver’s manufacturer and is not covered by this limited warranty. Please
contact the following distributors:
In the USA:
Garmin International Inc.
1200 East 151st Street Olathe
KS 66062
(Kansas City metro area)
Tel.: 913 397-8200
Fax Number: 913 397-8282
In Canada (one or the other):
Raytech Électronique
1451, Boul. des Laurentides
Vimont, Laval, Qc
H7M 2Y3
Tel.: 450 975-1015
Fax Number: 800 975-0025 / 450 975-0817
Contact: raytech@raytech.qc.ca
Web Site: www.raytech.qc.ca
Coord. GPS: N45o35.25’ - W73o42.95’
Naviclub Ltée
5054, St-Georges
Lévis, Qc
G6V 4P2
Tel.: 418 835-9279
Fax Number: 418 835-6681
Contact: naviclub@naviclub.com
Web Site: www.naviclub.com
Your 2008 Can-Am ATV could be originally equipped with Carlisle† tires. The tires
are warranted separately by the tire manufacturer. Please contact the manufacturer or ask your authorized BRP dealer for warranty coverage and assistance.
Carlisle Tire & Wheel Company
23, Windham Boulevard
Aiken, SC 29805
Warranty Information:
in USA 1 800 260-7959
in Canada 1 800 265-6155
in Quebec 1 877 997-4999
Use of the product for racing or any other competitive activity, at any point, even
by a previous owner, will render this warranty null and void.
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2) EXCLUSIONS – ARE NOT WARRANTED
The following are not warranted under any circumstances:
• Normal wear and tear;
• Routine maintenance items, tune ups, adjustments;
• Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance and/or storage, as
described in the Operator’s Guide;
• Damage resulting from removal of parts, improper repairs, service, maintenance, modifications or use of parts not manufactured or approved by BRP or
resulting from repairs done by a person that is not an authorized servicing BRP
dealer;
• Damage caused by abuse, abnormal use, neglect or operation of the product
in a manner inconsistent with the recommended operation described in the
Can-Am ATV Operator’s Guide;
• Damage resulting from accident, submersion, fire, theft, vandalism or any act
of God;
• Operation with fuels, oils or lubricants which are not suitable for use with the
product (see the Operator’s Guide);
• Water or snow ingestion;
• Incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind including without
limitation towing, storage, telephone, rental, taxi, inconvenience, insurance
coverage, loan payments, loss of time, loss of income.
3) LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ANY
AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY
CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE LIFE OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY. INCIDENTAL AND
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER
THIS WARRANTY. SOME STATES/ PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE
DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IDENTIFIED ABOVE, AS
A RESULT, THEY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS
WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE, OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.
Neither the distributor, any BRP dealer nor any other person has been authorized
to make any affirmation, representation or warranty regarding the product, other
than those contained in this limited warranty, and if made, shall not be enforceable against BRP.
BRP reserves the right to modify this warranty at any time, being understood that
such modification will not alter the warranty conditions applicable to the products
sold while this warranty is in effect.
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4) WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD
This warranty will be in effect from the date of delivery to the first retail consumer
or the date the product is first put into use, whichever occurs first and for a period
of:
SIX (6) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, for private use or commercial use owners.
The emission-related components included in the chart below that are installed
on EPA certified Can-Am ATVs registered in the USA are covered for thirty (30)
consecutive months.
EMISSION-RELATED COMPONENTS
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Carburetor
X
Carburetor Air Intake Adapter
X
Engine Air Intake Adapter
X
Reed Valve
X
Air Injection Valve
X
Ignition Coil
X
ECM (Engine Control Module)
X
The repair or replacement of parts or the performance of service under this warranty does not extend the life of this warranty beyond its original expiration date.
5) CONDITIONS TO HAVE WARRANTY COVERAGE
This warranty coverage is available only if each of the following conditions has
been fulfilled:
• The 2008 Can-Am ATV must be purchased as new and unused by its first
owner from a BRP dealer authorized to distribute Can-Am ATVs in the country
in which the sale occurred (“BRP dealer”);
• The BRP specified pre-delivery inspection process must be completed and
documented;
• The 2008 Can-Am ATV must have undergone proper registration by an authorized BRP dealer;
• The 2008 Can-Am ATV must be purchased in the country in which the purchaser resides;
• Routine maintenance outlined in the Operator’s Guide must be timely performed in order to maintain warranty coverage. BRP reserves the right to
make warranty coverage contingent upon proof of proper maintenance.
BRP will not honor this limited warranty to any private use owner or commercial
use owner if the preceding conditions have not been met. Such limitations are
necessary in order to allow BRP to preserve both the safety of its products, and
also that of its consumers and the general public.
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6) WHAT TO DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE
The customer must notify a servicing BRP dealer within two (2) days of the appearance of a defect, and provide it with reasonable access to the product and
reasonable opportunity to repair it. The customer must also present to the authorized BRP dealer, proof of purchase of the product and must sign the repair/work
order prior to starting the repair in order to validate the warranty repair. All parts
replaced under this limited warranty become the property of BRP.
7) WHAT BRP WILL DO
BRP’s obligations under this warranty are limited to, at its sole discretion, repairing parts found defective under normal use, maintenance and service, or replacing such parts with new genuine Can-Am ATV parts without charge for parts and
labor, at any authorized BRP dealer during the warranty coverage period.
BRP reserves the right to improve or modify products from time to time without
assuming any obligation to modify products previously manufactured.
8) TRANSFER
If the ownership of a product is transferred during the warranty coverage period,
this warranty shall also be transferred and be valid for the remaining coverage
period provided that BRP is notified of such transfer of ownership in the following
way:
a) The former owner contacts BRP (at the phone number provided below) or an
authorized BRP dealer and gives the coordinates of the new owner; or
b) BRP or an authorized BRP dealer receives a proof that the former owner
agreed to the transfer of ownership, in addition to the coordinates of the
new owner.
9) CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
a)
In the event of a controversy or a dispute in connection with this limited warranty, BRP suggests that you try to resolve the issue at the dealership level.
We recommend discussing the issue with the authorized dealer’s service
manager or owner.
b) If the issue has not yet been resolved, please submit your complaint in writing
or call the appropriate number below:
In Canada
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
Consumer Services Group
75, J.-A. Bombardier Street
Sherbrooke, Québec J1L 1W3
Tel.: 819 566-3366
In USA
BRP US INC.
Consumer Services Group
7575 Bombardier Court
Wausau WI 54401
Tel.: 715 848-4957
* In the USA, products are distributed and serviced by BRP US Inc.
© 2007 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. All rights reserved.
TM trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
† Carlisle is a trademark of Carlisle Tire & Wheel Company.
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BRP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED WARRANTY:
2008 CAN-AM TM ATV
1) SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (“BRP”)* warrants its 2008 Can-Am ATV
from defects in material or workmanship for the period and under the conditions
described below.
All genuine Can-Am ATV parts and accessories, installed by an authorized
Can-Am distributor/dealer (as hereinafter defined) at the time of delivery of the
2008 Can-Am ATV, carry the same warranty as that of the Can-Am ATV.
Use of the product for racing or any other competitive activity, at any point, even
by a previous owner will render this warranty null and void.
2) EXCLUSIONS – ARE NOT WARRANTED
The following are not warranted under any circumstances:
• Normal wear and tear;
• Routine maintenance items, tune ups, adjustments;
• Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance and/or storage, as
described in the Operator’s Guide;
• Damage resulting from removal of parts, improper repairs, service, maintenance, modifications or use of parts not manufactured or approved by BRP
or resulting from repairs done by a person that is not an authorized servicing
Can-Am distributor/dealer;
• Damage caused by abuse, abnormal use, neglect or operation of the product
in a manner inconsistent with the recommended operation described in the
Operator’s Guide;
• Damage resulting from accident, submersion, fire, theft, vandalism or any act
of God;
• Operation with fuels, oils or lubricants which are not suitable for use with the
product (see the Operator’s Guide);
• Water or snow ingestion;
• Incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind including without
limitation towing, storage, telephone, rental, taxi, inconvenience, insurance
coverage, loan payments, loss of time, loss of income.
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3) LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ANY
AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY
CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE LIFE OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY. INCIDENTAL AND
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER
THIS WARRANTY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE
DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IDENTIFIED ABOVE, AS
A RESULT, THEY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS
WHICH MAY VARY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.
Neither the distributor, any Can-Am dealer nor any other person has been authorized to make any affirmation, representation or warranty regarding the product,
other than those contained in this limited warranty, and if made, shall not be enforceable against BRP.
BRP reserves the right to modify this warranty at any time, being understood that
such modification will not alter the warranty conditions applicable to the products
sold while this warranty is in effect.
4) WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD
This warranty will be in effect from the date of delivery to the first retail consumer
or the date the product is first put into use, whichever occurs first and for a period
of:
SIX (6) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, for private use or commercial use.
The repair or replacement of parts or the performance of service under this warranty does not extend the life of this warranty beyond its original expiration date.
5) CONDITIONS TO HAVE WARRANTY COVERAGE
This warranty coverage is available only if each of the following conditions has
been fulfilled:
• The 2008 Can-Am ATV must be purchased as new and unused by its first
owner from a Can-Am distributor/dealer authorized to distribute Can-Am ATVs
in the country in which the sale occurred (“Can-Am distributor/dealer”);
• The BRP specified pre-delivery inspection process must be completed and
documented;
• The product must have undergone proper registration by an authorized
Can-Am distributor/dealer;
• The 2008 Can-Am ATV must be purchased in the country or union of countries
in which the purchaser resides;
• Routine maintenance outlined in the Operator’s Guide must be timely performed in order to maintain warranty coverage. BRP reserves the right to
make warranty coverage contingent upon proof of proper maintenance.
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BRP will not honour this limited warranty to any private use owner or commercial
use owner if the preceding conditions have not been met. Such limitations are
necessary in order to allow BRP to preserve both the safety of its products, and
also that of its consumers and the general public.
6) WHAT TO DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE
The customer must notify a servicing Can-Am distributor/dealer within two (2)
days of the appearance of a defect, and provide it with reasonable access to the
product and reasonable opportunity to repair it. The customer must also present
to the authorized Can-Am distributor/dealer, proof of purchase of the product and
must sign the repair/work order prior to starting the repair in order to validate
the warranty repair. All parts replaced under this limited warranty become the
property of BRP.
7) WHAT BRP WILL DO
BRP’s obligations under this warranty are limited to, at its sole discretion, repairing parts found defective under normal use, maintenance and service; or replacing such parts with new genuine Can-Am ATV parts without charge for parts and
labour, at any authorized Can-Am distributor/dealer.
BRP reserves the right to improve or modify products from time to time without
assuming any obligation to modify products previously manufactured.
8) TRANSFER
If the ownership of a product is transferred during the warranty coverage period,
this warranty shall also be transferred and be valid for the remaining coverage
period provided BRP or an authorized Can-Am distributor/dealer receives a proof
that the former owner agreed to the transfer of ownership, in addition to the
co-ordinates of the new owner.
9) CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
a)
In the event of a controversy or a dispute in connection with this limited warranty, BRP suggests that you try to resolve the issue at the dealership level.
We recommend discussing the issue with the authorized dealer’s service
manager or owner.
b) If further assistance is required, the distributor’s service department should
be contacted in order to resolve the matter. You will find your distributor's
coordinates on www.brp.com.
c) If the matter still remains unresolved then contact BRP by writing to us at
the address listed below.
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For countries within Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS, please contact our
European office:
BRP EUROPE N.V.
Consumer Service Center
Skaldenstraat 125
9042 Gent
Belgium
Tel.: + 32-9-218-26-00
For Scandinavian countries, please contact our Finland office:
BRP FINLAND OY
Service Department
Ahjotie 30
Fin-96320 Rovaniemi
Finland
Tel.: + 358 16 3208 111
For all other countries, please contact your local distributor or our North America
office:
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
Consumer Services Group
75, J.-A. Bombardier Street
Sherbrooke, Québec J1L 1W3
Tel.: 819 566-3366
* For the territory covered by this limited warranty, products are distributed and serviced by
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
© 2007 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. All rights reserved.
TM Trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
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BRP EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES LIMITED
WARRANTY: 2008 CAN-AM TM ATVS
1) SCOPE OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
Bombardier Recreational Product Inc. (“BRP”)* warrants its new and unused
model-year 2008 Can-Am ATVs sold by authorized BRP distributors/dealers
("Distributors/Dealers") in the European Union member states from defects in
material or workmanship for the period and under the conditions described
below.
All genuine Can-Am ATV parts and accessories, installed by an authorized BRP
Distributors/Dealers at the time of delivery of the 2008 Can-Am ATV, carry the
same warranty as that of the ATV.
Use of the product for racing or any other competitive activity, at any point, even
by a previous owner, will render this warranty null and void.
2) EXCLUSIONS – ARE NOT WARRANTED
The following are not warranted under any circumstances:
• Normal wear and tear;
• Routine maintenance items, tune ups, adjustments;
• Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance and/or storage, as
described in the Operator’s Guide;
• Damage resulting from removal of parts, improper repairs, service, maintenance, modifications or use of parts not manufactured or approved by BRP
or resulting from repairs done by a person that is not an authorized servicing
Distributor/Dealer;
• Damage caused by abuse, abnormal use, neglect or operation of the product
in a manner inconsistent with the recommended operation described in the
Operator’s Guide;
• Damage resulting from accident, submersion, fire, theft, vandalism or any act
of God;
• Operation with fuels, oils or lubricants which are not suitable for use with the
product (see the Operator’s Guide);
• Water or snow ingestion;
• Incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind including without
limitation towing, storage, telephone, rental, taxi, inconvenience, insurance
coverage, loan payments, loss of time, loss of income.
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3) LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ANY
AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY
CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE LIFE OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY. INCIDENTAL AND
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER
THIS WARRANTY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE
DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IDENTIFIED ABOVE, AS
A RESULT, THEY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS
WHICH MAY VARY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.
Neither the distributor, any BRP Distributor/Dealer nor any other person has been
authorized to make any affirmation, representation or warranty regarding the
product, other than those contained in this limited warranty, and if made, shall
not be enforceable against BRP.
BRP reserves the right to modify this warranty at any time, being understood that
such modification will not alter the warranty conditions applicable to the products
sold while this warranty is in effect.
4) WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD
This warranty will be in effect from the date of delivery to the first retail consumer
or the date the product is first put into use, whichever occurs first and for a period
of:
TWENTY-FOUR (24) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS for private and commercial use.
The repair or replacement of parts or the performance of service under this warranty does not extend the life of this warranty beyond its original expiration date.
Note that the duration and any other modalities of the warranty coverage are
subject to the applicable national or local legislation in your country.
5) CONDITIONS TO HAVE WARRANTY COVERAGE
This warranty coverage is available only if each of the following conditions has
been fulfilled:
• The 2008 Can-Am ATV must be purchased as new and unused by its first
owner from a Can-Am Distributor/Dealer authorized to distribute Can-Am ATVs
in the country in which the sale occurred;
• The BRP specified pre-delivery inspection process must be completed and
documented;
• The product must have undergone proper registration by an authorized
Can-Am Distributor/Dealer;
• The 2008 Can-Am ATV must be purchased in the country or union of countries
in which the purchaser resides;
• Routine maintenance outlined in the Operator’s Guide must be timely performed in order to maintain warranty coverage. BRP reserves the right to
make warranty coverage contingent upon proof of proper maintenance.
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BRP will not honour this limited warranty to any private use owner or commercial
use owner if the preceding conditions have not been met. Such limitations are
necessary in order to allow BRP to preserve both the safety of its products, and
also that of its consumers and the general public.
6) WHAT TO DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE
The customer must notify a servicing BRP Distributor/Dealer within two (2)
months of the appearance of a defect, and provide it with reasonable access
to the product and reasonable opportunity to repair it. The customer must
also present to the authorized BRP Distributor/Dealer, proof of purchase of the
product and must sign the repair/work order prior to starting the repair in order
to validate the warranty repair. All parts replaced under this limited warranty
become the property of BRP.
Note that the notification period is subject to the applicable national or local legislation in your country.
7) WHAT BRP WILL DO
BRP’s obligations under this warranty are limited to, at its sole discretion, repairing parts found defective under normal use, maintenance and service, or replacing such parts with new genuine Can-Am parts without charge for parts and labor,
at any authorized BRP Distributor/Dealer during the warranty coverage period.
BRP reserves the right to improve or modify products from time to time without
assuming any obligation to modify products previously manufactured.
8) TRANSFER
If the ownership of a product is transferred during the warranty coverage period,
this warranty shall also be transferred and be valid for the remaining coverage
period provided BRP or an authorized BRP Distributor/Dealer receives a proof
that the former owner agreed to the transfer of ownership, in addition to the
co-ordinates of the new owner.
9) CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
a)
In the event of a controversy or a dispute in connection with this limited warranty, BRP suggests that you try to resolve the issue at the dealership level.
We recommend discussing the issue with the authorized Distributor/Dealer’s service manager or owner.
b) If further assistance is required, the distributor’s service department should
be contacted in order to resolve the matter. You will find your distributor's
coordinates on www.brp.com.
c) If the matter still remains unresolved then contact BRP at the address listed
below.
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For countries within Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS, please contact our
European office:
BRP EUROPE N.V.
Consumer Service Center
Skaldenstraat 125
9042 Gent
Belgium
Tel.: + 32-9-218-26-00
For Scandinavian countries, please contact our Finland office:
BRP FINLAND OY
Service Department
Ahjotie 30
Fin-96320 Rovaniemi
Finland
Tel.: + 358 16 3208 111
For all other countries, please contact your local distributor or our North America
office:
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
Consumer Services Group
75, J.-A. Bombardier Street
Sherbrooke, Québec J1L 1W3
Tel.: 819 566-3366
* For the territory covered by this limited warranty, products are distributed and serviced by
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
© 2007 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. All rights reserved.
TM Trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
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PRIVACY OBLIGATION/DISCLAIMER
We wish to inform you that your coordinates will be used for safety and warranty
purposes. Sometimes, we also use the coordinates of our clients to inform them
about our products and to present them offers. Should you prefer not to receive
information on our product, services and offers, please let us know by writing to
the address below.
Also note that, from time to time, carefully selected and trustworthy organizations may be permitted to use the coordinates of our clients to promote quality
products and services. If you prefer not to have your name and address released,
please let us know by writing to the address below.
In Canada
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
Warranty Department
75, J.-A. Bombardier Street
Sherbrooke, Québec J1L 1W3
Fax Number: 819 566-3590
In USA
BRP US INC.
Warranty Department
7575 Bombardier Court
Wausau WI 54401
Tel.: 715 848-4957
Other countries in the world
BRP EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION
Warranty Department
Chemin de Messidor 5-7
1006 Lausanne Switzerland
Fax Number: + 41213187801
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP
If your address has changed or if you
are the new owner of the ATV, be sure
to notify BRP by either:
– mailing one of the following card
below;
– North America Only: calling at 715
848-4957 (USA) or 819 566-3366
(Canada);
– notifying an authorized Can-Am
dealer.
In case of change of ownership,
please join a proof that the former
owner agreed to the transfer.
Notifying BRP, even after the expiration of the limited warranty, is very
important as it enables BRP to reach
the ATV owner if necessary, like when
safety recalls are initiated. It is the
owner’s responsibility to notify BRP.
STOLEN UNITS: If your personal ATV
is stolen, you should notify BRP or
an authorized Can-Am dealer. We
will ask you to provide your name,
address, phone number, the vehicle
identification number and the date it
was stolen.
In North America
Other countries in the world
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL
PRODUCTS INC.
Warranty Department
75, J.-A. Bombardier Street
Sherbrooke, Québec J1L 1W3
Canada
BRP EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION
Warranty Department
Chemin de Messidor 5-7
1006 Lausanne
Switzerland
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CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Model Number
Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.)
OLD ADDRESS
OR PREVIOUS OWNER:
NAME
NO.
STREET
CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
V00A2F
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
TELEPHONE
COUNTRY
NEW ADDRESS
OR NEW OWNER:
APT
NAME
NO.
STREET
CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
COUNTRY
APT
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
TELEPHONE
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136
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ATV MODEL No.
VEHICLE
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (V.I.N.)
ENGINE
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (E.I.N.)
Owner:
NAME
No.
CITY
STREET
APT
STATE/PROVINCE
Purchase Date
Warranty Expiry Date
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
To be completed by the dealer at the time of the sale.
DEALER IMPRINT AREA
V00A2IL
Please verify with your dealer to ensure your vehicle has been registered with
BRP.
While reading this Operator’s Guide, remember that:
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WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death.
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