2017
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
! WARNING
UNDER
16
Operating this ATV if you are under
the age of 16 increases your chance
of severe injury or death.
NEVER operate this ATV if you are
under 16.
Do not remove this Operator’s Manual from
this ATV according to the guidelines and
agreement with the U.S.Consumer Product
Safety Commission.
Read this manual carefully.
It contains important safety
information.
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Your ATV can be hazardous to
operate.
A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine
maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills or over obstacles, if
you fail to take proper precautions.
For your safety, it is important to understand and follow all of the
warnings contained in this Operator’s Manual and the labels on your
ATV prior to riding.
Keep this Operator’s Manual with your ATV at all times. This Arctic
Cat ATV Operator’s Manual should be considered a permanent part
of the ATV and must remain with the ATV at the time of resale. If
the ATV changes ownership more than once, contact Arctic Cat Inc.,
Service Department, P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, for
proper registration information.
Labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a label
comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Arctic Cat dealer for
a replacement.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS
MANUAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
For your safety, it is important all operators be properly trained to
operate an ATV. Training is available: U.S. owners, call 800-8872887; Canadian owners, call 613-739-1535.
Pour votre sécurité, il est importante que tout opérateur est formé correctement pour opérer un VTT. Un cours d’instruction est disponible:
pour les propriétaires canadiens, composez le 613-739-1535.
Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by
the following notations:
!
The Safety Alert Symbol means
ATTENTION! BE ALERT! YOUR SAFETY
IS INVOLVED.
! WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION, without the safety alert symbol,
is used to address practices not related to
personal injury.
 NOTE:
A NOTE provides key information to make
procedures easier or more clear.
California Proposition 65
! WARNING
This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Foreword
Congratulations and thank you from Arctic Cat Inc. for purchasing an
ARCTIC CAT® All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Built with American engineering and manufacturing know-how, it is designed to provide superior ride, comfort, utility, and dependable service.
This Operator’s Manual is furnished to ensure that the operator is
aware of safe operating procedures. It also includes information about
the general care and maintenance of your ATV.
Carefully read the following pages. If you have any questions regarding this ATV, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for assistance. Remember, only authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealers have the
knowledge and facilities to provide you with the best service possible.
Protect Your Sport
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Know all local, state/provincial riding laws,
Respect your ATV,
Respect the environment, and
You will gain the respect of others.
We also advise you to strictly follow the recommended maintenance
program as outlined. This preventive maintenance program is
designed to ensure that all critical components on this ATV are thoroughly inspected at various intervals.
All information in this manual is based on the latest product data and
specifications available at the time of printing. Arctic Cat Inc. reserves
the right to make product changes and improvements which may
affect illustrations or explanations without notice.
At the time of publication, all information and illustrations in this
manual were technically correct. Some illustrations used in this manual are used for clarity purposes only and are not designed to depict
actual conditions. Because Arctic Cat Inc. constantly refines and
improves its products, no retroactive obligation is incurred.
Parts and Accessories
When in need of replacement parts, oil, or accessories for your Arctic Cat ATV, be sure to use only GENUINE ARCTIC CAT PARTS,
OIL, AND ACCESSORIES. Only genuine Arctic Cat parts, oil, and
accessories are engineered to meet the standards and requirements
of your Arctic Cat ATV. For a complete list of accessories, refer to
the current Arctic Cat ATV Accessory Catalog.
To aid in service and maintenance procedures on this ATV, a Service Manual and an Illustrated Parts Manual are available through
your local Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age.
Category
Age (Years) Speed Limitations (MPH)
Y-12+
12 or Older
T-14
14 or Older
G&S
16 or Older
15 - Limited
30 - Maximum
20 - Limited
30 - Limited
38 - Maximum
According to Local
Regulations
NOTES
Operate Under Adult
Supervision
Operate Under Adult
Supervision
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Division II of this manual covers operator-related maintenance, operating instructions, and storage instructions. If major repair or service is
ever required, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for professional service.
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Table of Contents
Foreword........................................................................................................... 1
Parts and Accessories .................................................................................... 1
DIVISION I - SAFETY
ATV Safety Alert ............................................................................................... 4
Rider Training Course...................................................................................... 5
Hangtags........................................................................................................... 6
Warning Labels & Information ........................................................................ 7
Warnings...................................................................................................... 9-15
Prevention ................................................................................................. 16-18
Safe Riding Clothing and Gear................................................................................. 16
ATV Condition ............................................................................................................ 17
First Aid and Survival................................................................................................. 18
Active Riding .................................................................................................. 20
Sound Judgment....................................................................................... 21-23
Environment............................................................................................................... 21
Those Around You..................................................................................................... 22
Equipment.................................................................................................................. 22
Load Capacity Ratings Chart.................................................................................... 23
Personal Choices....................................................................................................... 23
Supervision .................................................................................................... 25
Taking Responsibility................................................................................................. 25
Inexperienced Riders............................................................................................... 25
Experienced Riders................................................................................................. 25
DIVISION II - OPERATION/MAINTENANCE
ATV Specifications......................................................................................... 26
Location of Parts and Controls..................................................................... 27
ATV Operation ........................................................................................... 28-36
Basic Operating Maneuvers...................................................................................... 28
Starting the Engine.................................................................................................. 28
Starting A Cold Engine............................................................................................ 28
Handling the ATV (Active Riding Techniques) ......................................................... 30
Tips............................................................................................................................. 34
General Information .................................................................................. 37-44
Control Locations and Functions.............................................................................. 37
Speedometer/LCD (Digital)....................................................................................... 40
Oil Level Stick............................................................................................................. 41
Seat Latch.................................................................................................................. 41
Safety Flag Bracket.................................................................................................... 42
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Trailering and Towing .................................................................................................42
Transporting................................................................................................................42
Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant...............................................................................................43
Engine Break-In .........................................................................................................44
Burnishing Brake Pads ..............................................................................................44
General Maintenance ............................................................................... 45-57
Maintenance Schedule..............................................................................................45
Liquid Cooling System...............................................................................................46
Shock Absorbers........................................................................................................46
General Lubrication....................................................................................................47
Hydraulic Brakes........................................................................................................48
Gas Hoses..................................................................................................................49
Protective Rubber Boots............................................................................................49
Battery ........................................................................................................................50
Spark Plug..................................................................................................................53
Throttle Cable Adjustment.........................................................................................53
Air Filter.......................................................................................................................53
Air Filter Housing Drain..............................................................................................54
Draining V-Belt Cover.................................................................................................54
Tires............................................................................................................................55
Wheels........................................................................................................................55
Muffler/Spark Arrester................................................................................................55
Light Bulb Replacement ............................................................................................56
Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim............................................................................56
Fuses..........................................................................................................................57
Electrical Output Terminals........................................................................................57
Tools............................................................................................................................57
Preparation for Storage .................................................................................58
Preparation after Storage ..............................................................................59
Limited Warranty ............................................................................................60
Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility..................................................61
Arctic Cat ATV Emission Control Warranty Statement ...............................62
Arctic Cat Emission Control System Limited Warranty..............................63
U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/Warranty Coverage ATV (U.S. Only) ..........................................................................................64
Maintenance Record ......................................................................................65
Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer...............................67
Declaration Of Conformity .............................................................................66
Identification Numbers Record ..........................................Inside Back Cover
DIVISION I - SAFETY
An ATV is not a toy and can be
hazardous to operate.
• Always go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar
terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV.
• Never operate on excessively rough, slippery, or loose terrain.
• Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this
manual. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at
faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed.
• Always have the ATV checked by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer if it has been involved in an accident.
• Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
• Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in
this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill.
Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight
forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear
changes. Never go over the top of any hill at high speed.
• Always follow proper procedures for going down hills and for braking
on hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully
before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward. Never go
down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle which
would cause the ATV to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down
the hill where possible.
• Always be sure there are no obstacles or people behind you when
you operate in reverse. When it is safe to proceed in reverse, go
slowly. Avoid turning at sharp angles in reverse.
• Always follow proper procedures for crossing the side of a hill as
described in this manual. Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. Never attempt to turn
the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning techniques described in this manual on level ground. Avoid crossing the
side of a steep hill if possible.
! WARNING
• Always use proper procedures if you stall or roll backward when
climbing a hill. To avoid stalling, maintain a steady speed when
climbing a hill. If you stall or roll backwards, follow the special procedure for braking described in this manual. Dismount on the uphill
side or to either side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around
and mount following the procedure described in this manual.
• Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area. Never
attempt to operate over large obstacles, such as large rocks or
fallen trees. Always follow proper procedures when operating over
obstacles as described in this manual.
• Always be careful of skidding or sliding. On slippery surfaces, such
as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance
of skidding or sliding out of control.
• Never operate an ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than
the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary,
apply them lightly several times to let friction dry out the pads.
• Always use the size and type tires specified in this manual. Always
maintain proper tire pressure as described in this manual.
• Never improperly install or improperly use accessories on this ATV.
• Never install a twist grip throttle on this ATV.
• Never exceed the stated load capacity for an ATV. Cargo should be
properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed and follow instructions in this manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer
and allow greater distance for braking.
• No one under the age of 16 should operate this ATV. Some operators at the age of 16 may not be able to operate an ATV safely. Parents should supervise the use of the ATV at all times. Parents
should permit continued use only if they determine that the operator
has the ability to operate the ATV safely.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the
ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-7391535 (Canada).
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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ATV Safety Alert
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has concluded that ALLTERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV’s) may present a risk of SERIOUS
INJURY or DEATH in certain circumstances. Accidents may occur for
many reasons:
* Over 2132 people, including many children, have died in accidents associated with ATV’s since 2010.
* Many people have become severely paralyzed or suffered serious
internal injuries as a result of accidents associated with ATV’s.
* Every month thousands of people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries received while riding an ATV.
You should be aware that AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE
HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. An ATV handles differently from
other vehicles, including motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover
can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and
driving on hills and over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions.
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH:
* Always read the Operator’s Manual carefully and follow the
operating procedures described. Pay special attention to the
warnings contained in the manual and on all labels.
* Never operate an ATV without proper instruction. Take a training
course. Beginners should complete a training course.
* Always follow these age recommendations:
• A Y-12+ is intended for use by children age 12 or older, and a T-14 is
intended for use by an operator age 14 or older.
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! WARNING
• A child under 16 years old should never operate an ATV without
adult supervision. Children need to be observed carefully because
not all children have the strength, size, skills, or judgment to operate
an ATV safely.
* Never carry a passenger on an ATV. Carrying a passenger may
upset the balance of the ATV and may result in loss of control.
* Always avoid paved surfaces. ATV’s are not designed to be used
on paved surfaces and may seriously affect handling and control.
* Never operate an ATV on a public road, even a dirt or gravel one,
because you may not be able to avoid colliding with other vehicles. Also, operating an ATV on a public road may be against the
law.
* Never operate an ATV without an approved motorcycle helmet,
eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt
or jacket.
* Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating an
ATV.
* Never operate an ATV at excessive speeds. Go at a speed which
is proper for the terrain, visibility conditions, and your experience.
* Never attempt to do wheelies, jumps, or other stunts.
* Always be careful when operating an ATV, especially when
approaching hills, turns, and obstacles and when operating on
unfamiliar or rough terrain.
* Never lend an ATV to anyone who has not taken a training course
or has not been driving an ATV for at least a year.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Rider Training Course
Arctic Cat sponsors a free Rider Training Course to teach ATV riding
skills or to reinforce current riding skills. First-time purchasers without any previous ATV riding experience will receive a $100.00 coupon
from Arctic Cat through the SVIA/ASI after completing the training
course (U.S. owners only, one incentive, and free rider training
courses for appropriate immediate family members per ATV purchase). See an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for details or call
(800) 887-2887 for training course information.
In Canada, the Canada Safety Council (CSC) provides an ATV Rider’s
Course to teach safe ATV operating skills. They also provide a special
ATV Rider’s Course for children under 14 years of age with parental
supervision. Call the CSC at 1-613-739-1535 ext. 227 for more
details. Also available is a bilingual computer-based safety training
program on a CD-ROM from CATV - call toll-free at 1-877-470-2288.
Au canada, le conseil canadien de la sécurité (CSC) offre un cours de
conduite de VTT pour enseigner les habiletés d’opération sécuritaires
de VTT. Un cours spécial de conduite de VTT est également offert aux
enfants de moins de 14 ans avec la surveillance d’un parent. Communiquez avec le CSC en composant le: 1-613-739-1535, poste 227 pour
de plus amples informations. Un programme de formation bilingue
informatisé sur la sécurité est aussi disponible sur disque optique compact par CATV; composez sans frais le: 1-877-470-2288.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, in the
U.S., call the Consumer Product Safety Commission at (800)
638-2772 or the ATV Distibutors’ Safety Hotline at (800) 8525344 or in Canada, call the Canada Safety Council at 1-613739-1535 ext. 227.
Visit the Arctic Cat Inc. website at www.arcticcat.com for additional
product information.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Hangtags
An Arctic Cat ATV comes with hangtags containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand
this information before riding.
2258-432
Pour commander des Etiquettes de Mise en Garde gratuites, voyez votre détaillant de autorisé VTT Arctic Cat pour le numéro de pièce 1436-485.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Warning Labels & Information
An Arctic Cat ATV comes with several labels containing important
safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding.
The labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a
label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for a replacement.
 NOTE: The location and content of labels on the ATV you
have purchased may differ from those shown on this page.
KC398A
KC400A
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Warnings
! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV without proper instruction.
Carrying a passenger on this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not
know how to operate the ATV properly in different situations and on
different types of terrain.
Greatly reduces your ability to balance
and control this ATV.
Could cause an accident, resulting in
injury or death to you and/or your passenger.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete the certified
training course offered. They should then regularly practice the skills
learned in the course and the operating techniques described in this
Operator’s Manual.
For more information about the training course, contact an authorized
Arctic Cat ATV dealer or call 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-7391535 (Canada).
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Allowing anyone under age 16 to operate this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of an ATV by children can lead to serious injury or death of the
child.
Children under the age of 16 may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment needed to operate the ATV safely and may be involved in a serious accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
A child under 16 should never operate this ATV.
! WARNING
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Never carry a passenger. The long seat is to allow the operator to
shift positions as needed during operation. It is not for carrying passengers.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on paved surfaces.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV’s tires are designed for offroad use only, not for use on pavement.
Paved surfaces may seriously affect
handling and control of the ATV and
may cause the ATV to go out of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Whenever possible, avoid operating the ATV on any paved surfaces
including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets. If operating
on paved surfaces is unavoidable, travel slowly (less than 10 MPH)
and avoid sudden turns and stops.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on public streets,
roads, or highways.
Operating this ATV without wearing an approved
helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can collide with another vehicle.
Never operate this ATV on any public
street, road, or highway, even a dirt or
gravel one.
In many states it is illegal to operate an ATV on public streets, roads,
or highways.
Operating without an approved helmet
increases your chances of a serious head
injury or death in the event of an accident.
Operating without eye protection can result in
an accident and increases your chances of a
serious injury in the event of an accident.
Operating without protective clothing increases
your chances of serious injury in the event of
an accident.
! WARNING
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Going down a hill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the
ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Always wear an approved helmet that fits properly.
You should also wear: Eye protection (goggles or face shield)
Gloves
Boots
Long sleeved shirt or jacket
Long pants
! WARNING
Always follow proper procedures for going
down hills as described in this Operator’s Manual.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill.
Shift your weight backward.
Never go down a hill at high speed.
Avoid going down a hill at an angle that would cause the ATV to lean
sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to release the brake lever lock before driving the ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Driving the ATV with the brake lever lock engaged could cause a
change in handling or loss of brakes and cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always release the brake lever lock before driving the ATV.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV at excessive speeds.
Failure to use extra care when operating the
ATV on unfamiliar terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases your chances of losing control of the ATV, which can result
in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always ride at a speed that is proper for the terrain, visibility and
operating conditions, and your experience.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV after or while consuming alcohol or drugs.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could seriously affect your judgment.
Could cause you to react more slowly.
Could affect your balance and perception.
Could result in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this ATV.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating in reverse.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You could hit an obstacle or person behind you, resulting in serious injury.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps,
or holes without enough time to react.
Could result in the ATV overturning or going
out of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain.
Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the
ATV.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to inspect the ATV before operating.
Failure to properly maintain the ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure the ATV is
in safe operating condition.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and
schedules described in this Operator’s Manual.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before you engage reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or
people behind you. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Removing hands from handlebars or feet from footrests during operation.
Turning improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or rollover.
Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the
ATV or could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the ATV. If
you remove a foot from a footrest, your foot or leg may come into contact with the wheels, which could injure you or cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests of your ATV during operation.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating
on rough, slippery, or loose terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of traction or control of
the ATV, which could result in an accident including a rollover.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Do not operate on rough, slippery, or loose terrain until you have
learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the ATV on such
terrain.
Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain.
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! WARNING
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this
Operator’s Manual.
Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster
speeds.
Do not turn at excessive speed.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating the ATV with improper modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may
cause changes in handling which could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never modify the ATV through improper installation or improper use
of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this ATV should be
genuine Arctic Cat ATV components designed for use on the ATV and
should be installed and used according to instructions. Never install a
twist grip throttle. If you have questions, consult an authorized Arctic
Cat ATV dealer.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating on steep hills.
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV can overturn more easily on
steep hills than on level surfaces or
small hills.
Could cause loss of control or cause the
ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Never operate the ATV on hills too steep
for the ATV or for your abilities.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Avoid crossing the side of a hill or turning on
a hill whenever possible. Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any
hill until you have mastered the turning technique as described in this
Operator’s Manual. Practice first on level ground. Be very careful when
turning on any hill.
If crossing the side of a hill or turning on a hill is unavoidable:
Always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual.
Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV.
! WARNING
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV.
Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached.
Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking.
Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual for carrying cargo
or pulling a trailer.
Attempting wheelies, jumps, and other
stunts.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the chance of an accident
including a rollover.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies
or jumps. Don’t try to show off.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Stalling, rolling backwards, or improperly dismounting while climbing a hill.
Climbing hills improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the
ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this
Operator’s Manual.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill.
Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward.
Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. The
ATV could flip over backwards.
Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp
drop, or another vehicle or person could be on the other side of the
hill.
Never Operate Up Or Down Hills Steeper
Than 25°
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! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could result in the ATV overturning.
HOW TO AVOID THE
HAZARD
Use proper gear and maintain steady speed
when climbing a hill.
If you lose all forward speed:
Keep weight uphill.
Apply the brakes.
Engage the brake lever lock after you are stopped.
If you begin rolling backwards:
Keep weight uphill.
Gradually apply the brakes while rolling backwards.
When fully stopped, engage the brake lever lock.
Dismount on uphill side or to a side if pointed straight uphill.
Turn the ATV around and mount following the procedure
described in this Operator’s Manual.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating over obstacles.
Operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or a collision. Could cause the ATV to
overturn.
Tires may float, causing loss of traction and loss of control, which
could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles.
Never attempt to ride over large obstacles, such as large rocks or
fallen trees.
When you go over obstacles, always follow proper procedures as
described in this Operator’s Manual.
Never operate the ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than
the footrests.
Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability.
Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several
times to dry out the pads.
! WARNING
! WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Skidding or sliding.
Operating the ATV with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire
pressure.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You may lose control of the ATV.
You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the ATV
to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at slow
speeds and on level, smooth terrain.
On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very
cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of
control.
! WARNING
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of improper tires on the ATV, or operation of the ATV with
improper or uneven tire pressure, may cause loss of control increasing your risk of accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always use the size and type tires specified in this Operator’s Manual
for this ATV.
Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this Operator’s
Manual.
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Prevention
Helmet
Overview
Your helmet is the most important piece of protective gear for safe riding. A helmet can prevent a serious head injury. There are several
types of helmets on the market, but make sure you wear a helmet that
complies with the current standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), The Snell Memorial Foundation, or the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI). Helmets that comply with one or
more of these agency’s standards have a sticker on the inside or outside of the helmet.
When using an ATV, prevention is the name of the game. “Had you
only known” something could go wrong, you would have prevented it.
If you don’t notice your conditions and surroundings before riding
your ATV, you give up control over the situation. Using ATV prevention techniques helps you forecast potential hazards before they injure
you or damage your ATV.
Following the safety instructions and warnings in this manual will
help you “P.A.S.S.” the safety test. P.A.S.S. stands for “Prevention,”
“Active Riding,” “Sound Judgment,” and “Supervision.” Remembering P.A.S.S. and what it stands for will help you have a safe, predictable ride every time you go out on your ATV.
Safe Riding Clothing and Gear
Always wear clothing suited to the type of riding you are doing. ATV riding requires special
protective clothing which will make you feel
more comfortable and reduce chances of
injury.
You’ll find it important to dress correctly for
ATV riding in order to prevent scraped skin
and serious head injuries. It’s easy and could
save you time in the long run not having to
contend with an injury. Of course, it also
makes sense to remember the seasons. Wear a
hat under your helmet and a snowmobile suit
in the winter and lighter, protective clothing in
the summer. Following is the minimum protection you need to wear during every ride.
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! WARNING
These helmets should provide full-face protection.
If you drop or damage your helmet, get a new
one immediately. Your helmet may not protect
your head from injury if it has cracks, fissures,
or other damage to its outside or core padding.
Remember, your helmet won’t do you any
good if the chin strap isn’t fastened.
Gloves
Your hands are targets for flying objects and branches. Along with
providing skin protection, gloves will shield your hands from harsh
weather. Wear gloves that are weather resistant and have a gripping
surface to keep them from sliding off the handlebar. Off-road style
gloves with knuckle pads are the best for comfort and protection.
Boots/Ankle Protection
Wear a boot that covers the largest possible area of your leg (preferably up to your knee) and can handle significant impact. Choosing
boots with low heels and a good tread will help prevent your feet from
slipping off the footrests in wet or rugged conditions or getting hurt if
they get hit by rocks, dirt, or branches.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Eye Protection
1. Tires and Wheels
Wear eye protection, such as goggles, to completely surround your
eyes to prevent getting dirt or other items in your eyes. Do not depend
on sunglasses for proper eye protection. Sunglasses are not recommended; they don’t prevent objects from flying in through the sides.
Correct tire pressure is crucial. Check:
Consult the Specifications sec- 1. Tire pressure
tion of this Operator’s Manual 2. Tire surface (tread and sidewalls)
for tire pressure guidelines.
Incorrect tire pressure can cause poor handling, instability, and a loss of
ATV control.
Long Pants and Long Sleeved Shirt
The goal is to protect your body from branches, long grass, airborne
objects, or anything else that could scrape your skin. The more thick and
durable the material, the better protection it’ll provide. Riding pants with
kneepads, a jersey, and shoulder pads provide the best protection.
While checking the tire pressure, inspect the tread and sidewalls of the
tires for cracks, cuts, or other damage that could indicate they need to
be replaced.
ATV Condition
2. Controls and
Cables
The second step in Prevention is checking the condition of your ATV.
Chances are good that you’ll be using your ATV in some rough terrain, and
there’s no way you want your brakes to go out when riding downhill. You
need to check the following parts on your ATV before every ride.
With the engine running and brake
applied, check all transmission positions: forward, neutral, and reverse.
1. Tires and Wheels
2. Controls and Cables
3. Lights and Electric
4. Oil and Fuel
5. Chassis
6. Miscellaneous Items
! WARNING
A. Brakes
Check:
1. Forward
2. Neutral
3. Reverse
Check:
Squeeze the hand brake lever. If it feels soft 1. Hand brake lever
or “squishy,” it could be low on fluid or have 2. Brake pedal
a leak — refer to the General Maintenance 3. Brake lever lock
section of this Operator’s Manual for instructions. Don’t use the ATV until the brakes are operating normally.
Test the brake lever lock and see if it locks the hand brake lever into
position; then disengage it to release the brake. Be sure the brake pedal
near the footrest is working; your brakes could fail during a ride if
they’re not maintained.
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B. Throttle
Check:
Before starting the ATV, push the
1. Free, smooth range of motion
throttle lever several times. The
throttle should have a free, smooth range of motion. If it seems to
“stick” at any point, refer to the General Maintenance section of this
Operator’s Manual for instructions. Driving your ATV with a sticking
throttle can turn your leisurely ride into an unwelcome accident. Don’t
drive your ATV if the throttle sticks.
3. Lights and
Electric
Check:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Hi-beam
Lo-beam
Taillight/brakelight
Status/warning indicators
Ignition switch
Emergency stop switch
Turn the hi-beam and lo-beam on
and off to make sure they work. At
the same time, verify the taillight
and brakelight work. Also, check
the
status/warning
indicators
(reverse, neutral, and hi-lo beam)
on the handlebars when you start the ATV. Don’t drive the ATV unless all
systems are working. Check the ignition switch and emergency stop
switch.
4. Oil and Fuel
Check:
Start with a full tank of gas before every 1. Gas
ride, and while you’re at it, check the oil 2. Oil
level. Don’t forget to check for fluid leaks 3. Fluid leaks
around the ATV. Watch the overheat indicator to ensure the engine coolant level is adequate.
5. Chassis
Check:
Grass and leaves can gum-up your suspen- 1. Suspension arms
sion and shocks. Clear and clean the suspen- 2. Shock springs
sion arms, shock springs, and fenders. 3. Fenders
Check smoothness by turning the handlebar 4. Steering
full-left and full-right. Check that there is no
binding, restrictions, free-play, or looseness in steering components.
6. Miscellaneous
Items
Check:
1. Air filter
Inspect your air filter. Look for 2. Battery
debris or damage that may indicate 3. Tighten parts, nuts, and bolts
you need to replace it. A clogged
filter can stop an engine. Check your battery terminals for corrosion.
Also, be sure to tighten any loose parts, nuts, or bolts.
First Aid and Survival
You need to prepare for the unexpected. Emergencies and accidents
are traumatic enough, but they’re even worse when you’re not prepared for them. At the minimum during every ATV ride, you should
have the following items on board:
•
•
•
•
Tools
Water
Identification
First Aid Kit
For rides that are longer in duration and distance, the following additional items are recommended:
• Cellular Phone
• Maps/GPS
• Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Tools
Cellular Phone
Routine maintenance will gener- Carry these items on your ATV:
ally eliminate the need for emergency repairs. Riding on rough 1. Bulbs
terrain could cause loosening of 2. Duct tape
nuts, bolts, and fasteners. Espe- 3. Rope
cially on long rides, carrying the 4. Spark plugs
right tools can prevent an incon- 5. Spare parts
venience from becoming a cri- 6. Tool Kit
sis.
It may be necessary to make an urgent phone call.
Water
Water is so important that you need to carry it regardless of the duration of your ride. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can creep up suddenly and can take you out of commission. If you become dehydrated,
you could find yourself physically unable to safely operate your ATV.
Identification
If something does happen to you, the emergency personnel will want
to know who you are and whom to contact. It’s possible you may be in
no condition to give them that information. Put your I.D. in your
pocket before you ride. Without it, you’re anonymous.
! WARNING
Maps/GPS (Global Positioning System)
Maps may be unnecessary when you’re familiar with the area. But
when you’re riding on unfamiliar trails, it’s good to know where you
are, what’s coming up, and how to get back.
Emergency Kit with
Flashlight and First
Aid Kit
Carry these items:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Flashlight
Matches
Flares
First Aid Kit
Money
You’ll need several items in your
Emergency Kit including a flashlight. The matches will come in
handy if you need to start a fire to
stay warm. Flares are appropriate for signaling help. A first aid kit is
very important if an injury of some type should happen. A good First
Aid Kit should include bandages, antiseptic spray, gauze, tape, etc.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Active Riding
Overview
“Active Riding” is the second part of “P.A.S.S.” It involves an understanding of how your body weight, balance, gravity, and physical forces
affect the handling of the ATV. Knowing how to shift your weight is necessary to avoid rolling or flipping the ATV.
For complete operating instructions, see ATV OPERATION section in this manual.
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! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Sound Judgment
Paved Surfaces
Overview
You are not invincible. Knowing that the first “S” in “P.A.S.S.” stands
for “Sound Judgment” means you need to use yours.
Avoid whenever possible. The ATV isn’t designed for pavement. Its
handling becomes more difficult on paved surfaces. If operating on
paved surfaces is unavoidable, travel slowly (less than 10 MPH) and
avoid sudden turns and stops.
Environment
Trail Riding
The environment you operate an ATV in is often harsh and sometimes
dangerous if you don’t take proper precautions.
Use sound judgment when trail riding; that means riding on a trail that
fits your ability level. If the trail is pretty rugged, standing up on your
footrests will make it easier for you to endure the rough terrain.
Weather
You need to consider the weather. It is dangerous to ride your ATV
when the weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep abreast with weather
forecasts.
Terrain
Always pay close attention to the terrain you’re on, even if it is familiar to you. You can’t assume that the landscape you’re used to doesn’t
change. Changes to landscape can happen at nearly any time. Fences
can be constructed and excavations dug in a short period of time.
Weather, climate, and development take their toll.
Make yourself visible by using headlights and taillights, and pull completely off the trail if you need to stop.
Outsloped trails (trails that slant to allow rain to run off) make trail riding a bit more challenging. Keep your weight shifted into the slope.
It also helps to know which trails you can legally ride and who else
might be on those same trails. These are signs currently used in some
areas to designate trail types and restrictions.
Trail Signs
The thing about terrain is that sometimes you don’t know it’s changed
until you get there. Whether it’s familiar or not, check out your surroundings before and during your ride.
Night Riding
Riding at night can be very hazardous. Obstacles and other hazards
(that are easily identified during daytime) are much more difficult to
see and avoid. When night riding, make sure the lights are properly
adjusted and in good working order. Reduce speed; do not over-drive
the headlights. Never travel in an unfamiliar area or blaze a new trail
at night. Always carry a flashlight or flare for signaling an emergency.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Those Around You
Equipment
People do all kinds of things that you can’t predict or control.
The last thing you expected was that your ATV would break down in
the middle of the field... it’s usually so reliable that sometimes you forget the ATV has its limits.
Riding Companions
Leave a lot of space between you and other riders, especially in dusty
and dirty conditions, because it’ll be difficult to see the riders in front
of you stopping.
Do not carry a passenger on any ATV designed for single-rider use.
These ATV’s do not have appropriate equipment (hand-holds, footrests, etc) to accommodate riders. Additionally, the added weight and
weight shift can make the vehicle difficult to control.
Other Vehicles
Depending on where you’re riding, you might encounter other ATV’s,
bikes, or motor vehicles on public lands. Respect the presence of cars if
you’re crossing roads or riding in public areas and make yourself be seen.
If you can’t see other vehicles coming, that means you’re invisible, too.
Hikers
With the renewed interest in hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities, people can show up in remote areas where you would never
expect them. For their sake, keep your eyes open.
Animals and Nature
Respect the outdoors that you love. Don’t use your ATV to chase animals or birds. Drive around young trees rather than over them. Keep
clear of streams and ditches with standing water.
Tread Lightly and leave it as you found it.
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! WARNING
ATV Maintenance
You have to maintain your ATV. The General Maintenance section of
this Operator’s Manual tells you about taking care of your ATV. If, at
any time, abnormal noises, vibrations, or improper functioning of any
component of this ATV is detected, DO NOT OPERATE THE ATV.
Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for inspection
and adjustment or repair.
Cargo Limitations
Think about these when dealing
One reason why passengers are with cargo:
prohibited on ATV’s is because 1. Rack weight limit
their presence throws off the 2. Trailer weight limit
weight and balance of the ATV. 3. Weight distribution
Cargo can do the same if it 4. ATV speed
weighs too much. Limit the ATV
to the load capacity ratings identified in the following chart for the
particular model being operated. So if you’re weighing in at over 200
lb (91 kg) when you ride, leave some of that extra cargo at home. The
combined weight limit, including you, your rack cargo, and your
trailer, is a specified amount, so consult the ATV Load Capacity Ratings chart and monitor it carefully.
Extra weight on the ATV will also throw you off balance if it’s not distributed evenly, side-to-side and front-to-rear. If you have 150 lb (68
kg) on the rear rack only and you’re heading up an incline, shifting
your own weight forward isn’t going to do enough to compensate for
that cargo sitting over the back tires.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Cargo has such a huge affect on ATV handling that you need to pay a
lot of attention to your speed. Even on really level areas, you should
keep it under 10 mph (16 kph) if you’ve got a trailer attached. Avoid
uneven terrain. Also, consider that your braking distance is going to
increase with the more weight you carry.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Load Capacity Ratings Chart
Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident.
Item
Specifications
(lb)
(kg)
285
129
35
16
1050
477
Vehicle Load Capacity
Tongue Weight
Towing Capacity
Vehicle Load Capacity - Total weight of operator, accessories, and
tongue weight.
Tongue Weight - Weight on trailer tongue.
Towing Capacity - Total weight of trailer and all cargo in the trailer.
 NOTE: Tongue and accessory weight (winch, brackets, etc.)
must be included as part of the weights.
 NOTE: Use extra caution when operating an ATV with additional
loads such as accessories and/or cargo. Handling of the ATV may be
adversely affected. Reduce speed when adding additional loads.
! WARNING
Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV.
Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached.
Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater
distance for braking.
Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual for carrying
cargo or pulling a trailer.
Personal Choices
A safe, enjoyable ride is dependent on many personal choices. An
ATV, like all motorized vehicles, can be dangerous to operate if you
choose to ignore safety precautions, take unnecessary chances, or ride
beyond your ability or your machine’s capability. Don’t allow the thrill
of freedom or adventure to affect your ability to make good, safe
choices.
Alcohol and Drug Consumption
It’s extremely dangerous and Substances to avoid when riding:
often illegal to drink alco- 1. Alcohol
holic beverages and ride.
2. Over-the-counter or prescription
drugs
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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Be aware of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Drowsiness and impaired judgment can be caused by a wide variety of medications. The same is true of allergy, cold, flu, and headache
medications. Your physical size and weight can’t protect you... just
one antihistamine tablet can affect your judgment.
Your Physical Condition
Don’t use alcohol or drugs before or during your ATV ride.
Reckless Riding
THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL*
The Number of Drinks that Impair Mental and Physical Abilities
1-2 DRINKS
Mental processes such as restraint, awareness, concentration, and
judgment affected; reaction time slowed; inability to perform complicated tasks.
3-4 DRINKS
Depth perception, glare recovery, eye movement, and focus
affected; decreased judgment and control.
5+ DRINKS
Coordination deteriorates, loss of critical judgment, and impaired
memory and comprehension.
*According to the ATV Safety Institute.
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! WARNING
Your physical condition is critical to Don’t ride:
safe ATV operation. Don’t ride when
1. When you’re tired
tired and consider your health when
planning longer rides.
Where excessive or high speed is a factor, the potential for personal
injury is greatly increased. Ride within reason and your skill level.
Avoid maneuvers that are reckless. Don’t show off.
Laws and Regulations
Any police officer will tell you that ignorance of the law is no defense.
Your best defense is to check out your local, state, or provincial ATV
laws before riding. It’ll also make sure that you can continue to ride in
your favorite areas. The quickest way to have a land area closed is by
riding over the regulations.
Group Behavior
When riding in a group, it is human nature to try to keep up with or
out-do those around you. We can all be competitive and that can lead
to risk taking resulting in serious injury or equipment damage. Know
your limitations and don't be afraid to slow the pace down.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Supervision
Overview
You’re responsible for supervising those who ride your ATV. Your wisdom
is valuable... it’ll bring them all back safely—your friends, your family,
your relatives, and your ATV. It’s crucial that you consider yourself a supervisor for all riders of your ATV. Whether you accept responsibility or not,
the truth is that you are responsible for others riding your ATV.
Taking Responsibility
You’re to the last letter in “PASS”... “Supervision.” You’ve just gone
through the manual, and you’ve seen what’s involved. That puts you in a
good position to be confident about what you know. So now it’s time to use
your knowledge and supervise others who ride your ATV.
Inexperienced/Untrained Riders
You can’t let people ride your ATV who don’t know what they’re doing.
Unless they’ve had over a year of experience with ATV riding or taken
an ATV training course, it’s your responsibility to keep them off your
ATV. It can be dangerous (especially for underaged children) — all the
more reason for you to be firm.
ATV’s are all a little different from the handling to the stability to the
controls. So regardless of how much experience your family members
have with ATV’s, they don’t have experience with your ATV. Let
experienced riders get familiar with your ATV—show them the basics
before they take off. You don’t want it on your conscience that someone got hurt because you didn’t tell them how to use your ATV.
Remember that regardless of experience, you should never let
anyone under the age of 16 operate your ATV.
Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age.
Category
Age (Years) Speed Limitations (MPH)
NOTES
Y-12+
12 or Older
15 - Limited
30 - Maximum
Operate Under Adult
Supervision
T-14
14 or Older
20 - Limited
30 - Limited
38 - Maximum
Operate Under Adult
Supervision
G&S
16 or Older
According to Local
Regulations
—
Experienced/Trained Riders
If anyone is going to borrow your ATV, you are responsible for their
supervision. Before they ride, have them take the training course, have
them watch the safety video, have them read the Operator’s Manual, and
train them.
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DIVISION II - OPERATION/
MAINTENANCE
ATV Specifications
ENGINE
Type
Bore x Stroke
Displacement
Spark Plug Type
Spark Plug Gap
Brake Type
Four-Cycle/Liquid Cooled
89 mm x 71.12 mm (3.5 x 2.8 in.)
442.45 cc (27 cu in.)
NGK CR7E
0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in.)
Dual lever, independent front & rear
hydraulic brakes w/foot brake
CHASSIS
Length (Overall)
Height (Overall)
Width (Overall)
Suspension Travel (Front/Rear)
Tire Size (Front)
Tire Size (Rear)
Tire Inflation Pressure
186.2 cm (73.3 in.)
118.9 cm (46.8 in.)
120.7 cm (47.5 in.)
17.7 cm (7.0 in.)
23 x 8-12
23 x 10-12
40 kPa (5.7 psi)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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MISCELLANY
Dry Weight (Approx)
Gas Tank Capacity
Differential Capacity
Coolant Capacity
Rear Drive Capacity
Engine Oil Capacity (Approx)
Gasoline (Recommended)
Engine Oil (Recommended)
Differential/Rear Drive Lubricant
Taillight/Brakelight
Headlight
Running Light
Starting System
272.2 kg (600 lb)
16.3 L (4.3 U.S. gal.)
275 ml (9.3 fl oz)
1.8 L (1.9 U.S. qt)
250 ml (8.5 fl oz)
2.8 L (3.0 U.S. qt)
87 Octane Regular Unleaded
Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic)
SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid
12V/5W/21W
12V/35W (4)
5W
Electric
Location of Parts and Controls
1. Battery
2. Headlights
3. Rear Brake Lever
4. Power Distribution Module
5. Electrical Access Panel
6. Seat Latch
7. Storage Compartment
KC405A
8. Reverse Override Switch
9. Rear Foot Brake
10. Brake Lever Lock
11. Key Switch
12. Shift Lever
13. Throttle Limiter
14. Throttle Lever
15. Front Brake Lever
KC401A
16. Taillight/Brakelight
17. Operator’s Manual Location
18. Headlight HI/LO Switch
19. Starter Button
20. Emergency Stop Switch
21. Drive Select Switch
KC391A
 NOTE: The ATV you have purchased may differ slightly
from those shown in the figures of this manual.
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ATV Operation
4. Shift into neutral.
Basic Operating Maneuvers
5. Move the emergency stop switch to RUN.
Active riding and basic maneuvers are the foundation of your ATV
ride. Without basic skills, it’s impossible to execute active riding.
These are your basic maneuvers:
6. Press the starter button.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Mounting the ATV
Starting the Engine
Starting a Cold Engine
Braking/Stopping
Shifting
Parking
Dismounting the ATV
Mounting the ATV
1. From the left side, grab the left-side handlebar, apply the brake,
and put your left foot on the footrest.
2. Grab the right-side handlebar.
3. Swing your leg over the seat and set your right foot down on the
right-side footrest.
4. Get seated in a comfortable position.
5. Always keep your feet planted on the footrests.
Starting the Engine
Always start with the ATV on a flat, level surface. Carbon monoxide
poisoning can kill you, so keep your ATV outside while it’s running.
Follow these steps to start it up:
1. Mount the ATV and sit down.
2. Engage the brake lever lock.
3. Turn on the ignition.
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CAUTION
Do not run the starter motor for more than eight seconds per
starting attempt. The starter motor may overheat causing
severe starter motor damage. Allow 15 seconds between
starting attempts to allow the starter motor to cool.
7. Let the engine warm up.
Starting A Cold Engine
 NOTE: It is very important not to touch or compress the
throttle lever during the starting procedures.
1. Turn off all electrical accessories (hand warmer, lights, etc.); then
rotate the ignition switch key to the first position (ON) leaving the
headlights OFF. Note that the N is indicated on the LCD.
2. Press on the starter button.
CAUTION
Do not run the starter motor for more than eight seconds per
starting attempt. The starter motor may overheat causing
severe starter motor damage. Allow 15 seconds between starting attempts to allow the starter motor to cool.
 NOTE: Do not touch the throttle lever until the engine has
run for at least 3 minutes.
3. Allow the engine to warm up for approximately 3 minutes or until
the ATV will accelerate without hesitating.
Braking/Stopping
Always allow plenty of room and time to stop safely. Sometimes quick
stops are inevitable, so always be prepared. Whether you’re stopping
slowly or stopping quickly, do this:
1. Squeeze the left brake lever or step on the brake pedal to apply the rear
brakes, and squeeze the right brake lever to apply the front brakes.
2. If your wheels lock, release them for a second; then apply them
again.
3. Never “ride” the brake. Even maintaining minimal pressure on
the brake lever will cause the brake pads to drag on the disc and
may overheat the brake fluid.
! WARNING
Excessive repetitive use of the hydraulic brake for high speed
stops will cause overheating of the brake fluid and premature
brake pad wear which will result in an unexpected loss of brakes.
! WARNING
Use only Arctic Cat approved brake fluid. Never substitute or
mix different types or grades of brake fluid. Brake loss can
result. Check brake fluid level and pad wear before each use.
Brake loss can result in serious injury or death.
Shifting
The Arctic Cat ATV with an automatic transmission has a dual-range
transmission with reverse. To shift the ATV, follow these steps:
1. To engage the high range
from neutral, move the shift
lever forward.
2. To engage the low range
from high range, move the
shift lever outward and forward.
 NOTE: The high range is
for normal riding with light
KC366A
loads. The low range is for
carrying heavy loads or trailer towing. Compared to HIGH
range, the LOW range position provides slower speed and
greater torque to the wheels.
CAUTION
Always shift into low range when operating on wet or uneven
terrain, when towing or pushing heavy loads, and when using a
plow. Failure to follow this caution may result in premature Vbelt failure or in damage to related drive system components.
3. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward
and rearward into the R position.
CAUTION
Always come to a complete stop before attempting to shift from
one range to the other or into reverse. Always shift on level
ground, or engage the brake lever lock before shifting into another
range or into reverse.
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Parking
Your safety depends on using safe riding techniques. Statistics from
the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) say that inexperienced riders who don’t use safe riding techniques are 13 times
more likely to have an ATV accident than riders who have
over 1 month of experience.
Parking involves following the previous rules for braking; then:
Safe riding techniques include:
! WARNING
Do not start the engine or operate this ATV with the clutch
shield removed. Serious injury could result.
1. After the ATV stops, shift into neutral.
2. Stop the engine using the emergency stop switch.
3. Turn off the ignition.
4. If you have to park on a hill, shift the ATV into low gear; otherwise, try to park only on level surfaces.
5. Engage the brake lever lock.
Dismounting the ATV
After you’ve followed the procedure for parking, it’s time to dismount:
1. Double check that the brake lever lock is engaged.
2. Swing your right leg over to the left side of the seat.
3. Step to the ground on the left side of the ATV.
Handling the ATV (Active Riding
Techniques)
Active riding involves moving your body. You must learn to lean and
shift your weight into your turns to maintain control.
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Riding
Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance
Wide Turns
Sharp Turns
K-Turns
Riding Uphill
Riding Downhill
Sidehilling/Traversing
Swerving
Crossing Obstacles
Riding
Once the engine’s warm, the ATV is ready to
go.
1. Keep your feet on the footrests and both
hands on the handlebar.
2. Hold the brake lever, and release the brake
lever lock.
3. Shift into gear.
4. Release the brake slowly and apply the throttle.
Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance
Sharp Turns
When you turn, the trick is to move forward and slide over to the side
of the seat that’s on the inside of the turn. Support your body weight
on the outside footrest. At the same time, lean your body to the inside
of the turn. Pay attention to the handling—if you feel the tires coming
off the ground, reduce speed, shift more of your body weight to the
side that’s lifting, and make the turn wider if possible.
After mastering wide turns, practice the advanced skill of sharp turns.
1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down.
2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—
shift your body weight to the inside of the turn.
Wide Turns
3. You might have to lean into the turn more than you do in a wide
turn.
Many ATV accidents happen during turns. If you don’t understand turning techniques, it’s easy for the ATV to get away from you by losing traction, plowing, or tipping. Use this method for wide turns:
4. If shifting your weight and balance aren’t enough to keep the
ATV tires on the ground, straighten out the handlebar as much as
you can.
5. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn.
1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down.
2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—
shift your body weight to the inside of the turn.
3. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn.
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K-Turns
Riding Uphill
Use K-turns if you accidentally stall while riding uphill; you need to
take action before the ATV rolls backward down the hill.
Many accidents happen while riding on hills and as a result of the ATV
rolling or flipping. So, obviously, use extreme caution and follow this
method for riding uphill.
1. Shift down and accelerate before you start climbing; then maintain a steady pace.
2. Lean as far forward as possible. For steeper hills, come off your
seat to stand and lean forward.
1. Stop where you are, apply the brakes, and shift to neutral.
3. If you lose speed, release the throttle (so your front tires don’t
lift), OR
3. Keep your body weight shifted forward.
4. If that doesn’t work and you still have forward motion and the terrain permits, do a U-turn, go back down, and try climbing again,
OR
4. Get off the ATV on the uphill side.
5. If you have lost all forward motion, follow the K-turn procedure.
2. Shut off the engine.
5. If you’re to the left of the ATV, turn the handlebar all the way left.
6. Partially release the brake, but lightly hold the brake lever.
7. Let the ATV roll to your right side until it faces slightly downhill.
8. Reapply the brakes.
9. Get back on the ATV from the uphill side, and keep your weight
shifted uphill when you sit down.
10. Start the engine and follow the method for riding downhill.
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Never Operate Up
Or Down Hills
Steeper Than 25°
Riding Downhill
Success in riding downhill depends on how well you know your
brakes—take it easy on them, or you could flip over.
4. If the ATV feels like it’s tipping, turn the handlebar downhill. If that’s
not possible because of the terrain or other conditions or if it just
doesn’t work, stop and get off. Dismount the ATV on the uphill side.
Swerving
Swerving is usually an emergency reaction to
avoid an obstacle.
1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the
obstacle.
1. Shift your body weight as far back on the seat as possible.
2. Keep it in low range; stay out of neutral.
3. Lightly apply the brake and ease up on the throttle.
Sidehilling/Traversing
Sidehilling is considered an advanced skill; it’s really tricky and
unpredictable. So, whether your skills are advanced or not, try to avoid
this kind of riding. If you’re in a situation where you absolutely have
to sidehill, follow this method:
2. Turn the handlebar. At the same time, shift
your weight and balance as you swerve.
Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body
weight to the inside of the turn.
3. Keep your hand off the brake until the
emergency is over and you’re back in
control.
Crossing Obstacles
Crossing obstacles is risky; avoid it if possible. Riding over logs, rocks, and ruts means
combining all the active riding skills into one
big motion. Your ATV will respond differently for different obstacles
(logs, ruts, etc.), but these are general guidelines for overcoming twotrack (both tires contacting the obstacle at the same time) obstacles:
1. Keep your speed low and consistent.
2. Shift all your body weight to the uphill side of the seat; also, support your weight on the uphill footrest.
3. Steer like you’re driving into the hill.
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1. Keep your speed way down; less than 5 mph.
Reversing
2. Approach the obstacle head-on.
It’s tough to see things behind you.
3. Come up off the seat.
1. Go slowly. It’s hard to see behind you.
4. Keep your weight on the footrests.
2. Keep your handlebar straight.
5. Apply a little throttle when the front tires make contact with the
obstacle.
3. Backing down hills is a bad idea; do a U-turn or K-turn instead to
turn around.
6. Lean forward and release the throttle when the front tires clear the
obstacle.
7. Keep your body loose to absorb any shock.
8. If the ATV starts tipping, shift your weight to keep it in balance.
To clear a single-track (only one tire contacts) obstacle, follow the
same rules except:
1. Use the ATV’s momentum to clear the obstacle.
2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar.
3. Don’t apply the throttle.
Tips
Driving an ATV and a car have some similarities; however, there are a
few situations that require special attention:
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Reversing
Skidding or Sliding
Parking on a Hill
Stalling on a Hill
Crossing Water
Crossing Roads
Stopping the ATV
Stopping the Engine
! WARNING
Never activate the override while the throttle is open as a loss
of control may result. Use caution when using the override
switch as reverse speed can greatly increase.
Skidding or Sliding
If you lose control after hitting sand, ice, mud, or water:
1. Turn your handlebar into the direction of the slide.
2. Keep your hand off the brakes until you’re out of the skid.
3. Shift your weight forward.
Sometimes your ATV may not respond and goes straight ahead instead
of letting you turn. Here’s how to handle it:
1. Slow down.
2. Move forward on the seat.
3. Lean to inside of turn.
4. Turn handlebar.
Parking on a Hill
This shouldn’t be necessary, but if it is:
1. Keep it in gear.
2. Engage the brake lever lock.
3. Find something to block the rear tires.
Stalling on a Hill
If you use the right method for riding uphill, this shouldn’t happen.
But if you have a problem, do this:
1. If the ATV hasn’t started rolling backwards yet, follow the procedure for the K-Turn, OR
2. If the ATV is already rolling backward, lean as far forward as
possible standing up on the footrests.
3. Nice and easy, apply the hand brake lever.
4. When you come to a stop, follow the procedure for the K-turn.
5. If the ATV continues to roll backward, dismount immediately on
the uphill side.
Crossing Water
Your ATV can only handle water up to its footrests. Any more than that
and you risk engine damage and/or injury. Stay away from fast moving
rivers. ATV tires can be buoyant, so if the water is too deep, you might
find the ATV suddenly afloat.
CAUTION
Riding through water deeper than the footrests may lead to
severe engine damage due to water ingestion.
 NOTE: Engine damage caused by water ingestion or immersion will not be covered by Arctic Cat warranty.
1. Physically check the depth and current of the water, especially if
you can’t see the bottom. You’re also checking for boulders, logs,
or any other hidden obstacles.
2. Keep your speed slow.
3. Make sure you have a way out on the other side of the water.
4. If you get stuck in the sludge or mud, try rocking the ATV from
side to side.
5. Once you’ve cleared the water, briefly apply the brakes to make
sure they work.
! WARNING
Do not operate this vehicle on a frozen body of water unless
you have first verified the ice is sufficiently thick to support
the vehicle, cargo, and participants. The vehicle could break
through the ice causing serious injury or death.
Crossing Roads
Crossing roads on your ATV is also a bad idea, so avoid it. If you can’t:
1. Stop completely on the shoulder of the road.
2. Check both directions for traffic.
3. Crossing near a blind corner or intersection is dangerous; don’t do it.
4. Drive straight across to the opposite shoulder.
5. Take into account that your ATV could stall while crossing; give yourself enough time to get off the road.
6. You have to assume that oncoming cars don’t see you, and if they do,
they won’t be able to predict your actions.
7. It’s illegal to cross public roads in some places. Know your local laws.
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Stopping the ATV
Stopping the Engine
To stop the ATV, first release the throttle lever. Next, apply the brake.
To stop the engine, turn the ignition switch key to the OFF position or
set the emergency stop switch to the OFF position.
 NOTE: Leaving the ignition switch key in the ON position
could result in a discharged battery.
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General Information
Shift Lever
Control Locations and Functions
This ATV has a dual-range automatic transmission with reverse.
Ignition Switch Key
Two keys come with the ATV. Keep the spare key in a safe place. An
identifying number is stamped on each key. Use this number when
ordering a replacement key.
Ignition Switch
The ignition switch has three positions.
Drive Select Switch
OFF position — All electrical circuits
except the accessory plug are off. The
engine will not start. The key can be
removed in this position.
 NOTE: The accessory plug is
powered by the battery at all times.
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ON position — The ignition circuit is complete and the engine can
run. The key cannot be removed in this position.
LIGHTS position — The ignition circuit is complete and the running
lights and taillights are on. The key cannot be removed in this position.
CAUTION
Leaving the ignition switch in the ON or LIGHTS position for a
long period of time when the engine is not running may cause
the battery to discharge. Always leave the ignition switch in
the OFF position when engine is not running.
This switch allows the operator to
operate the ATV in either twowheel drive (rear wheels) or fourwheel drive (all wheels). For normal
riding on flat, dry, hard surfaces,
two-wheel drive should be sufficient. In situations of aggressive
trail conditions, four-wheel drive
would be the desired choice.
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KC342B
To either engage or disengage the front wheels, move the switch to the
4WD position or to the 2WD position.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to either engage or disengage 4WD while the
ATV is moving.
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Hand Brake Levers/
Brake Lever Lock
 NOTE: The brake lever lock must lock the front wheels. If it
doesn’t, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer
for service.
The left hand brake is used to
apply braking to the rear wheels
when in two wheel drive; however, when operating in four
wheel drive, braking will be
applied to all four wheels.
Apply the brake by compressing
the brake lever toward the handlebar.
! WARNING
KC377A
The right hand brake is used to apply braking to the front wheels when
in two wheel drive; however, when operating in four wheel drive,
braking will be applied to all four wheels.
The right hand brake also is equipped with a brake lever lock. To
engage and release the brake lever lock, use the following procedure.
1. Squeeze the hand brake lever two or three times and release it.
2. Depress and hold the brake lever lock.
3. While holding in on the brake lever lock, squeeze the brake lever.
 NOTE: It will click as it engages and the brake lever will not
return to its released position.
4. Attempt to push the ATV. Check to make sure the brake lever lock
engages properly and that the brake (when engaged) locks the
wheels.
Always check to be sure that the brake lever lock has been
disengaged before operating the ATV. An accident could
result if the brake lever lock is left engaged while the ATV is
operated. The brake may relax if left engaged for a long
period of time. This could cause an accident; therefore, do
not leave the ATV on a hill depending on the brake lever lock.
Always block the downhill side of the wheels if leaving the
ATV on a hill or park the ATV in a sidehill position.
 NOTE: To lock all four wheel with the brake lever lock, turn
the ignition switch to the ON position and select four wheel
drive on the drive select switch (4WD); then engage the
brake lever lock.
5. Release the brake lever lock by squeezing the brake lever. It will
return to its released position.
Rear Foot Brake
Pressing the rear foot brake downward will apply the brake to the
rear wheels.
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Headlight HI/LO Switch
Reverse Override Switch
Use the headlight HI/LO switch to select
the running lights/taillight and high or
low headlight beam when the ignition
switch is in the LIGHTS position. When
the switch is in the HI position, the high
beam will illuminate. When the switch is
in the LO position, the low beam will
illuminate. When the switch is in the
Running Light position, the taillights and
running lights will illuminate.
This ATV is equipped with a reverse speed limiter system. When additional RPM is needed in reverse, depress and hold the override switch.
! WARNING
Never activate the override switch while the throttle is open as
a loss of control may result. Use caution when using the override switch as reverse speed can greatly increase.
KM850A
Emergency Stop Switch
OFF position — The ignition circuit is off. The engine cannot be started
or will not run. If the emergency stop switch is used to stop engine without turning off ignition switch, the battery may discharge.
RUN position — The ignition circuit is on. The engine can start and run.
In an emergency, slide the switch to the OFF position to stop the engine.
Apply the brakes to stop the wheels.
Starter Button
Pushing in on this button activates the starter motor. Before starting
the engine, make sure the ignition switch is in the ON position, the
transmission is in neutral, and the brake lever lock is engaged.
 NOTE: This ATV has safety interlock switches preventing
the starter motor from activating when the transmission is
not in neutral. Press and hold either brake lever to override
the safety interlock switches when the ATV is in gear.
Throttle Lever
Control engine RPM with the
position of the throttle lever.
Operate this lever with the
thumb. Pushing it forward
increases engine RPM and
allowing it to retract decreases
engine RPM.
Throttle Limiter
Screw
Throttle lever travel may be limited by adjusting the throttle limiter screw. The throttle limiter
should be adjusted according to
the operator’s skill and experience. To adjust the throttle limiter,
use the following procedure.
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1. Loosen the jam nut.
2. Turn the throttle limiter screw clockwise to decrease engine RPM
maximum or counterclockwise to increase engine RPM maximum.
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3. Tighten the jam nut securely.
 NOTE: The ATV is equipped with an RPM limiter that
 NOTE: The engine hour meter will not activate until engine
speed exceeds 500 RPM.
retards ignition timing when maximum RPM is approached.
When the RPM limiter is activated, it could be misinterpreted
as a high-speed misfire.
2. Temperature Indicator - If the engine coolant temperature exceeds the
normal operating range, the temperature icon will begin flashing and
the LCD will go blank for 30 seconds; then the LCD will return to normal. However, the temperature icon will continue to flash (see Liquid
Cooling System for more information).
Speedometer/LCD (Digital)
1. Clock/Engine Hour Meter The clock function indicates
time in the 12-hour mode; the
hour meter indicates the total
time the ATV has run and
cannot be reset to zero. To set
the clock, use the following
procedure.
A. With the ignition switch
EFI-011A
ON, press and release the
Set Button (4) until the Clock (1) is displayed; then press
and hold the Set Button (4) to activate the set mode (clock
display flashing).
B. Press and release the Set Button (4) to set minutes or the
Mode Button (3) to set hours. Holding the respective button
down will scroll the display.
 NOTE: Clock memory power is supplied through the 15-amp
accessory fuse and verified during gauge “power-up” and
reset. In the event of clock memory power failure (blown fuse,
etc.), the gauge will “power-up,” reset, and shut down repeatedly until clock memory power is restored. Always check the
15-amp accessory fuse if this gauge condition is noted.
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3. Mode Button - Shifts the gauge through two operating modes:
speedometer/tachometer and MPH/KPH.
 NOTE: The Mode Button must be pressed and released to
shift speedometer/tachometer modes. It must be pressed
and held to shift MPH/KPH modes.
4. Set Button - The Set Button is used to select the gauge display of
clock, hour meter, trip 1, trip 2, and odometer. It is also used to activate
the clock set function and adjust the minute display on the clock.
5. Fuel Level Indicator - Indicates approximate amount of gasoline
in the gas tank.
 NOTE: When the bottom segment flashes, approximately
3.5 L (0.92 U.S. gal.) of gasoline remains in the tank.
6. Oil Pressure Indicator - Will be displayed during self-test at startup. It will not be displayed during normal operation as oil pressure is not monitored on these models.
7. Odometer/Trip Meter - Odometer registers the total distance the
vehicle has traveled. The trip meter is resetable and can be used to
measure trip or trip legs. The odometer cannot be reset.
8. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates which gear is currently
selected - R (reverse)/N (neutral)/L (low range)/H (high range).
9. High Beam Indicator - The High Beam icon will appear only
when the headlights are on high beam.
Oil Level Stick
10. 4WD Lock Indicator - Displays LOCK when the front differential
lock has been engaged. Not utilized on this model.
There is an oil level stick for checking
the engine oil level. To check the oil
level, use the following procedure.
11. Drive Select Indicator - Displays 4WD when selected by the drive
select switch or when the 4WD lock is engaged. The display is
blank when in 2WD.
 NOTE: The ATV should be on
level ground when checking the
engine oil level.
12. Speedometer/Tachometer - Indicates the approximate vehicle speed in
miles per hour (MPH), kilometers per hour (KPH), or RPM.
1. Unscrew the oil level stick and
wipe it with a clean cloth.
Condition Warning Display - Uses odometer/trip meter display of the
LCD to warn of a system error condition requiring attention.
2. Install the oil level stick and thread it into the engine case.
A. Volt - The LCD will go blank except the word VOLT will flash
on the LCD whenever a low voltage (<9 DC volts) or a high
voltage (>16 DC volts) is detected. When voltage returns to
normal, the gauge must be reset by turning the ignition key to
the OFF position and then to the ON position.
B. EFI - The LCD will go blank except a diagnostic trouble
code (DTC) code will flash on the LCD and a wrench icon
will be displayed whenever an electronic fuel injection malfunction is detected. After 30 seconds, the LCD will return
to normal; however, the DTC and wrench icon will continue
to be displayed until the malfunction is corrected.
 NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer
to have the EFI error corrected and to have the ECM reset as
soon as possible.
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3. Remove the oil level stick; the
engine oil level should be above
the “L” mark but not higher than
the “F” mark.
CAUTION
Do not overfill the engine with
oil. Always make sure the oil
level is above the “L” mark but
not higher than the “F” mark.
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Seat Latch
1. To remove the seat, pull back on
the latch release (located under
the right rear of the seat); then
raise the rear of the seat and
slide it rearward.
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2. To lock the seat into position, slide the front of the seat into the
seat retainers and push down firmly on the rear of seat. The seat
should automatically lock into position.
! WARNING
Make sure the seat is secure before mounting the ATV. Serious
injury may result if the seat is not properly secured.
Safety Flag Bracket
A bracket is provided for mounting a flag at the rear of the ATV.
Trailering and Towing
Never use the racks as a towing or trailering point.
Arctic Cat ATV’s are equipped with
a frame-mounted receiver for a standard 5.1 cm (2 in.) receiver hitch.
The standard receiver hitch must be
purchased separately.
! WARNING
783-424A
Make sure that the load in the trailer is properly secured and
will not shift while moving. Also, do not overload the trailer.
! WARNING
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! WARNING
Never tow people in or on any device except when towing a
disabled vehicle with operable brakes and steering or on a
trailer designed for passengers that has a rigid tow bar.
! WARNING
Never exceed any of the ATV weight restrictions.
Always maintain a slow speed when trailering and towing and avoid
sudden accelerations, quick maneuvers, and sudden stops. Braking
distance will be affected when towing a trailer. When towing a trailer,
always maintain slow speed and allow more stopping distance than
when not towing a trailer.
Riding an ATV without extra caution when towing a trailer will
be hazardous. Trailer towing can affect the handling and braking of the ATV. Never tow a trailer without a rigid tongue and
never exceed 10 MPH. Avoid sudden accelerations and stopping of the ATV. Do not make quick maneuvers. Avoid uneven
surfaces and do not tow on hills.
! WARNING
When loading a trailer properly, two
items are critical: Gross Trailer Weight
(the weight of the trailer plus cargo)
and Trailer Tongue Weight.
Trailer Tongue Weight is the downward force exerted on the hitch by
the trailer coupler when the trailer is fully loaded and the coupler is at
its normal towing height. Refer to the Load Capacity Ratings chart for
tongue weight information.
Transporting
When transporting the ATV, the ATV must be in its normal operating
position (on all four wheels) and the following procedure must be
used.
1. Engage the brake lever lock and place the transmission in gear.
CAUTION
! WARNING
Failure to engage the brake lever lock and place the transmission in gear could result in the ATV rolling off the trailer in the
event of tie-down strap failure.
Do not over-flow gasoline when filling the gas tank. A fire hazard could materialize. Always allow the engine to cool before
filling the gas tank.
2. Secure the ATV with load rated hold-down straps.
 NOTE: Suitable hold-down straps are available from your
Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Ordinary rope is not recommended
because it can stretch under load.
CAUTION
When using hold-down straps, care must be taken not to
damage the ATV.
Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant
Filling Gas Tank
! WARNING
Always fill the gas tank in a well-ventilated area. Never add gasoline to the ATV gas tank near any open flames or with the engine
running or hot. DO NOT SMOKE while filling the gas tank.
Since gasoline expands as its temperature increases, the gas tank must be
filled to its rated capacity only. Expansion room must be maintained in
the tank particularly if the tank is filled with cold gasoline and then
moved to a warm area.
Allow the engine to cool before filling the gas tank. Care must be taken
not to overfill the tank. If overfilled, gas may leak onto the engine creating a fire hazard.
! WARNING
Do not overfill the gas tank.
Tighten the gas tank cap securely after filling the tank.
Recommended Gasoline
The recommended gasoline to use in this ATV is 87 minimum octane
regular unleaded. In many areas, oxygenates are added to the gasoline.
Oxygenated gasolines containing up to 10% ethanol or 5% methane
are acceptable gasolines.
When using ethanol blended gasoline, it is not necessary to add a gasoline antifreeze since ethanol will prevent the accumulation of moisture
in the fuel system.
CAUTION
Do not use white gas. Only Arctic Cat approved gasoline additives should be used.
Recommended Engine/Transmission Oil
CAUTION
Any oil used in place of the recommended oil could cause
serious engine damage. Do not use oils which contain graphite or molybdenum additives. These oils can adversely affect
clutch operation. Also, not recommended are racing, vegetable, non-detergent, and castor-based oils.
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The recommended oil to use is Arctic
Cat ACX All Weather synthetic
engine oil, which has been specifically formulated for use in this Arctic
Cat engine. Although Arctic Cat
ACX All Weather synthetic engine
oil is the only oil recommended for
use in this engine, use of any API certified SM 0W-40 oil is acceptable.
During the first 10 hours of operation, always use less than ½ throttle.
Varying the engine RPM during the break-in period allows the components to “load” (aiding the engine/transmission component mating
process) and then “unload” (allowing components to cool). Although
it is essential to place some stress on the engine components during
break-in, care should be taken not to overload the engine too often. Do
not pull a trailer during the break-in period.
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Recommended Front Differential/Rear Drive
Lubricant
 NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of genuine Arctic Cat
lubricants.The recommended lubricant (front differential and
rear drive) is SAE approved 80W-90 hypoid. This lubricant
meets all of the lubrication requirements of the Arctic Cat ATV.
CAUTION
Any lubricant used in place of the recommended lubricant
could cause serious front differential/rear drive damage.
Engine Break-In
After the completion of the break-in period, the engine oil and oil filter
should be changed. Other maintenance after break-in should include
checking of all prescribed adjustments and tightening of all fasteners. At
the discretion and expense of the owner/operator, the ATV may be taken
to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this initial service.
New ATV’s and renewed ATV engines require a “break-in” period. The first
month is most critical to the life of the ATV. Proper operation during the
break-in period helps assure maximum life and performance from the ATV.
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When the engine starts, allow it to warm up properly. Idle the engine
several minutes until the engine has reached normal operating temperature. Do not idle the engine for excessively long periods of time.
Burnishing Brake Pads
Brake pads must be burnished to achieve full braking effectiveness. Braking distance will be extended until brake pads are properly burnished.
! WARNING
Do not attempt sudden stops or put yourself into a situation
where a sudden stop will be required until the brake pads are
properly burnished.
To properly burnish the brakes, use the following procedure:
1. Choose an area sufficiently large to safely accelerate ATV to 30
mph and to brake to a stop.
2. Accelerate to 30 mph; then compress brake lever to decelerate to
0-5 mph.
3. Repeat procedure twenty times.
General Maintenance
 NOTE: Proper maintenance of the ATV is important for optimum performance. Follow the Maintenance Schedule and all
ensuing maintenance and care instructions/information.
 NOTE: Proper maintenance procedures for each item can
be found on the corresponding page indicated.
If, at any time, abnormal noises, vibrations, or improper functioning of
any component of this ATV is detected, DO NOT OPERATE THE ATV.
Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for inspection and
adjustment or repair.
If the owner/operator does not feel qualified to perform any of these
maintenance procedures or checks, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for professional service.
Maintenance Schedule
Initial Service
Page (100 miles) Monthly Quarterly Annually
Battery
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I
I
* Engine nuts and bolts I
I
* Valve clearance
I
I
Spark plug
53
I
I
I
53
Replace every 4000 miles or 18 months
Liquid cooling system
46
I
Inspect every time before riding
Throttle cable
53
I
Inspect every time before riding
Gas Hoses
41
I
Inspect every time before riding
Engine/transmission oil 47
R
R**
and filter
Air filter
53
I
I
Air filter housing drain
54
I
Inspect every time before riding
Item
Initial Service
(100 miles) Monthly Quarterly Annually
Gear lubricant (Front
47
I
I
differential - rear drive) 47
Replace every 4 years
V-belt
54
I
I
Muffler/spark arrester
55
C
Tires/air pressure
55/26
I
Inspect every time before riding
* Brake components
48
I
Inspect every time before riding
Brake fluid
48
I
Inspect every time before riding
Brake hoses
49
I
Inspect every time before riding
* Steering
I
Inspect every time before riding
* Suspension (Ball joint
boots, drive axle boots
front and rear, tie rods,
I
Inspect every time before riding
differential and rear
drive bellows)
* Chassis nuts and
I
T
bolts
Frame/welds/racks
I
I
Electrical connections
I
I
Headlight/taillight56
I
Inspect every time before riding
brakelight
Wheel nuts
55
I
I
Item
Page
I = Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, replace as necessary
T = Tighten R = Replace C = Clean
* Dealer maintenance
** When using Arctic Cat ACX All Weather synthetic oil, oil change and
strainer inspection interval can be increased to every 1000 miles or every
year.
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Liquid Cooling System
 NOTE: Debris in front of the engine or packed between the
cooling fins of the radiator can reduce cooling capability.
Using a garden hose, wash the radiator to remove any debris
preventing air flow.
CAUTION
Arctic Cat does not recommend using a pressure washer to
clean the radiator core. The pressure may bend or flatten the
fins causing restricted air flow, and electrical components on
the radiator could be damaged. Use only a garden hose with
spray nozzle at normal tap pressure.
The cooling system capacity can be found in the specifications chart. The
cooling system should be inspected daily for leakage and damage. If leakage or damage is detected, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for service. Also, the coolant level should be checked periodically.
CAUTION
Continued operation of the ATV with high engine temperature
may result in engine damage or premature wear.
 NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load
can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM,
reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission
gear can lower the temperature.
When filling the cooling system, use a coolant/water mixture which will
satisfy the coldest anticipated weather conditions of the area in accordance with the coolant manufacturer’s recommendations. While the cooling system is being filled, air pockets may develop; therefore, run the
engine for five minutes after the initial fill, shut the engine off, and then
fill the cooling system to the bottom of the stand pipe in the radiator neck.
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Checking/Filling
1. Locate the coolant reservoir on
the right side behind the radiator.
2. Remove the cap and fill with the
appropriate coolant until coolant
level is between the LOW and
FULL lines. Do not overfill.
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3. Install the cap on the reservoir.
Shock Absorbers
Each shock absorber should be visibly checked weekly for excessive
fluid leakage (some seal leakage
may be observed but it does not
indicate the shock is in need of
replacement), cracks or breaks in
the lower case, or a bent shock rod.
If any one of these conditions is
detected, replacement is necessary.
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is Position Spring
Setting Load
Force
 NOTE: When the ATV
operated in extremely cold
weather
(-23°C/-10°F
or
colder), a small amount of
leakage may be present.
Unless leakage is excessive,
replacement is not necessary.
1
Soft
Light
2
3
4
5
Stronger Stiff Heavy
The shock absorber has a spring
force adjustment sleeve with five
adjustment positions to allow the spring to be adjusted for different
riding and loading conditions. If the spring action is too soft or too
stiff, adjust it according to the chart.
 NOTE: Before attempting to adjust suspension, clean dirt
and debris from sleeve and remove load from the suspension;
then use the spanner wrench to adjust sleeve to desired position (clockwise for stiffer; counterclockwise for softer).
General Lubrication
5. Using the oil filter wrench and a ratchet handle (or a socket or boxend wrench), remove the old oil filter and dispose of properly. Do not
re-use oil filter.
 NOTE: Clean up any excess oil after removing the filter.
Cables
6. Apply oil to the new filter O-ring and check to make sure it is positioned correctly; then install the new oil filter. Tighten securely.
None of the cables require lubrication; however, it is advisable to lubricate the ends of the cables periodically with a good cable lubricant.
7. Install the oil filter drain plug and tighten securely.
Engine/Transmission Oil and Filter
Change the engine oil and oil filter
at the scheduled intervals. The
engine should always be warm
when the oil is changed so the oil
will drain easily and completely.
9. Start the engine (while the ATV is outside on level ground) and
allow it to idle for a few minutes.
10. Turn the engine off and wait approximately one minute. Recheck
the oil level.
11. Inspect the area around the drain plug and oil filter for leaks.
1. Park the ATV on level ground.
2. Remove the oil level stick. Be
careful not to allow contaminates to enter the opening.
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3. Remove the drain plug from the
bottom of the engine and drain
the oil into a drain pan.
4. Remove the oil filter plug from
the filter mounting boss (located
on the front-right side of the
transmission case) and allow the
filter to drain completely.
8. Install the engine drain plug and tighten it securely. Pour ACX
All-Weather Synthetic oil in the filler hole. Install filler plug.
Front Differential and
Rear Drive Gear
Lubricant (Inspecting/
Changing)
Inspect and change the gear lubricant in
each according to the Maintenance
Schedule. When changing the lubricant, use approved SAE 80W-90 hypoid oil and use the following procedure.
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CF113A
1. With the ATV on level ground, remove each oil filler plug.
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Brake Fluid
2. Drain the oil into a drain pan by
removing in turn the drain plug
from each.
Check the brake fluid level in the
brake fluid reservoir. If the level in
the reservoir is not visible in the
sight glass, add DOT 4 brake fluid.
3. After all the oil has been
drained, install the drain plugs
and tighten securely.
CAUTION
CF107B
Inspect the oil for any signs of
metal filings or water. If found, take
the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer for servicing.
CAUTION
Brake Lever Lock (Right Hand Brake)
CF106C
level plug, fill to the threads of the
level plug. If the gear case has
only a fill plug, fill to within 1 in. of the threads of the fill plug.
 NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of genuine Arctic
Cat lubricants.
5. Install the filler plugs and level plugs.
Hydraulic Brakes
! WARNING
Be sure to inspect the hydraulic brake system before each use.
Always maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule.
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Be careful not to spill any fluid when filling the brake fluid reservoir. Wipe away spilled fluid immediately.
4. Pour recommended oil into each
filler hole.
 NOTE: If the gear case has a
 NOTE: If the sight glass windows appear dark, there is a
sufficient amount of fluid in
the reservoir.
Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the
brake (when engaged) locks the front wheels.
1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3
times.
2. Engage the brake lever lock.
3. Attempt to push the ATV.
 NOTE: The brake lever lock
must lock the wheels. If it
doesn’t, take the ATV to an
authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer for service.
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Brake Hoses
Carefully inspect the hydraulic brake hoses for cracks or other damage. If found, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to
have the brake hoses replaced.
Brake Pads
The clearance between the brake pads and brake discs is adjusted automatically as the brake pads wear. The only maintenance that is
required is replacement of the brake pads when they show excessive
wear. Check the thickness of each of the brake pads as follows:
1. Remove the respective wheels.
1. Secure the ATV on a support
stand to elevate the front wheels.
2. Remove both front wheels.
3. Inspect the four ball joint boots
for cracks, tears, or perforations.
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4. Check the ball joint for free-play by grasping the steering knuckle
and turning it from side to side and up and down.
2. Measure the thickness of each
brake pad.
3. If thickness of any brake pad is less
than 1.0 mm (0.039 in.), take the
ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer to have brake pads
replaced.
Ball Joint Boots
(Upper and Lower/
Right and Left)
5. If boot damage is present or ball joint free-play seems excessive,
contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service.
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4. Tighten the nuts in a crisscross pattern in 20 ft-lb increments to 80
ft-lb.
Gas Hoses
Inspect the gas hose. Damage from aging may not always be visible.
Protective Rubber Boots
The protective boots should be inspected periodically according to the
Maintenance Schedule.
Tie Rod Boots (Inner
and Outer/Right and
Left)
1. Secure the ATV on a support stand
to elevate the front wheels.
2. Remove both front wheels.
3. Inspect the four tie rod boots for
cracks, tears, or perforations.
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4. Check the tie rod end free-play by grasping the tie rod near the
end and attempting to move it up and down.
5. If boot damage is present or tie rod end free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service.
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Drive Axle Boots
Loss of battery charge may be caused by ambient temperature, ignition
OFF current draw, corroded terminals, self discharge, frequent start/
stops, and short engine run times. Frequent winch usage, snowplowing, extended low RPM operation, short trips, and high amperage
accessory usage are also reasons for battery discharge.
1. Inspect all drive axle boots for
cracks, tears, or perforations.
2. If boot damage is present, contact an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer for service.
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Battery
CF125A
The battery is located under the
right rear fender.
After being in service, batteries
require regular cleaning and recharging in order to deliver peak performance and maximum service life. The
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following procedures are recommended for cleaning and maintaining lead-acid batteries. Always read and
follow instructions provided with battery chargers and battery products.
 NOTE: Refer to all warnings and cautions provided with the
battery or battery maintainer/charger.
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Charging/
Maintenance
Charging
 NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of the CTEK
Multi US 800 for charging or
the CTEK Multi US 3300 for
battery
maintenance
800E
charging.
Maintenance
charging is required on all
batteries not used for more than two weeks or as required by
battery drain.
 NOTE: When charging a battery in the vehicle, be sure the
ignition switch is in the OFF position.
1. Clean the battery terminals with a solution of baking soda and
water.
 NOTE: The sealing strip should NOT be removed and NO
fluid should be added.
2. Be sure the charger and battery are in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the charger is unplugged from the 110-volt electrical outlet.
3. Connect the red terminal lead from the charger to the positive terminal of the battery; then connect the black terminal lead of the
charger to the negative terminal of the battery.
 NOTE: Optional battery charging adapters are available
from your authorized Arctic Cat dealer to connect directly to
your vehicle from the recommended chargers to simplify the
maintenance charging process. Check with your authorized
Arctic Cat dealer for proper installation of these charging
adapter connectors.
4. Plug the battery charger into a 110-volt electrical outlet.
5. If using the CTEK Multi US
800, there are no further buttons to push. If using the
CTEK Multi US 3300, press
the Mode button (A) at the left
of the charger until the Maintenance Charge Icon (B) or
Normal Charge Icon (E) at the
bottom illuminates. The Nor3300A
mal Charge Indicator (C)
should illuminate on the upper portion of the battery charger.
 NOTE: For optimal charge and performance, leave the charger
connected to the battery for a minimum 1 hour after the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) illuminates. The maintainer/charger
will charge the battery to 95% capacity at which time the
Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) will illuminate and the
maintainer/charger will change to pulse/float maintenance. If
the battery falls below 12.9 DC volts, the charger will automatically start again at the first step of the charge sequence.
If the battery becomes hot to the touch, stop charging. Resume
after it has cooled.
 NOTE: Not using a battery charger with the proper float
maintenance will damage the battery if connected over
extended periods.
6. Once the battery has reached full charge, unplug the charger from
the 110-volt electrical outlet.
 NOTE: If, after charging, the battery does not perform to
operator expectations, bring the battery to an authorized
Arctic Cat dealer for further troubleshooting.
Jump-Starting
 NOTE: Arctic Cat does not recommend jump-starting a vehicle with a dead battery but rather to remove the battery, service
it, and correctly charge it; however, in an emergency, it may be
necessary to jump-start a vehicle. If so, use the following procedure to carefully and safely complete this procedure.
! WARNING
Improper handling or connecting of a battery may result in serious injury including acid burns, electrical burns, or blindness
as a result of an explosion. Always remove rings and watches.
1. On the vehicle to be jump-started, remove the battery cover and
any terminal boots.
! WARNING
Any time service is performed on a battery, the following must
be observed: keep sparks, open flame, cigarettes, or any
other flame away. Always wear safety glasses. Protect skin
and clothing when handling a battery. When servicing battery
in enclosed space, keep the area well-ventilated. Make sure
battery venting is not obstructed.
2. Inspect the battery for any signs of electrolyte leaks, loose terminals, or bulging sides. Leaking or bulging battery cases may indicate a frozen or shorted battery.
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! WARNING
If any of these conditions exist, DO NOT attempt a jump-start,
boost, or charge the battery. An explosion could occur causing serious injury.
3. Inspect the vehicle to be used for jump-starting to determine if
voltage and ground polarity are compatible. The vehicle must
have a 12-volt DC, negative ground electrical system.
CAUTION
Always make sure the electrical systems are of the same voltage and ground polarity prior to connecting jumper cables. If
not, severe electrical damage may occur.
4. Move the vehicle used for the jump-start close enough to ensure the
jumper cables easily reach; then shift into neutral, set and lock the
brakes, shut off all electrical accessories, and turn ignition switch OFF.
 NOTE: Make sure all switches on the vehicle to be jumpstarted are turned OFF.
5. Disconnect all external accessories such as cell phones, GPS
units, and radios on both vehicles.
CAUTION
Failure to disconnect electronic accessories during jumpstarting may cause system damage due to power spikes.
6. Attach one clamp of positive
(red) jumper cable to positive (+) terminal (1) of dead
battery (C) being careful not
to touch any metal with the
other clamp; then attach the
other clamp of the positive
(red) jumper cable to the
positive (+) terminal (2) of
the good battery (B).
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 NOTE: Some jumper cables may be the same color but the
clamps or ends will be color-coded red and black.
7. Attach one clamp of the negative (black) jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal (3) of the good battery (B); then attach the other
clamp of the negative (black) jumper cable (4) to an unpainted
metal surface (A) on the engine or frame well away from the dead
battery and fuel system components.
! WARNING
Never make the final connection to a battery as a spark could
ignite hydrogen gases causing an explosion of the battery
resulting in acid burns or blindness.
8. Stand well away from the dead battery and start the vehicle with
the good battery. Allow the vehicle to run for several minutes
applying some charge to the dead battery.
9. Start the vehicle with the dead battery and allow it to run for several minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables.
10. Remove the jumper cables in opposite order of hook-up (4, 3, 2,
1). Be careful not to short cables against bare metal.
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 NOTE: Have the battery and electrical system checked
prior to operating the vehicle again.
Spark Plug
The ATV comes equipped with a
specified spark plug. See the Specifications chart for the correct spark plug
and the correct gap. A light brown
insulator indicates that the plug is correct. A white or dark insulator indicates that the engine may need to be
serviced. Consult an authorized Arctic
Cat ATV dealer if the plug insulator is
not a light brown color.
Throttle Cable Adjustment
To adjust the throttle cable free-play:
1. Loosen the jam nut from the
throttle cable adjuster.
2. Slide the rubber boot away and
turn the adjuster until the throttle
lever has the proper free-play of
3-6 mm (1/8-1/4 in.).
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To help prevent cold weather fouling, make sure to thoroughly warm up
the engine before operating. To maintain a hot, strong spark, keep the
plug free of carbon.
Before removing the spark plug, be sure to clean the area around the
spark plug. If you do not, dirt could enter engine when removing or
installing the spark plug.
3. Tighten the jam nut against the
throttle cable adjuster securely;
then slide the rubber boot over the adjuster.
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Air Filter
The air filter inside the air filter housing must be kept clean to provide good
engine power and gas mileage. If the ATV is used under normal conditions,
service the filter at the intervals specified. If operated in dusty, wet, or
muddy conditions, inspect and service the filter more frequently. Use the
following procedure to remove the filter and inspect and/or clean it.
Adjust to the recommended gap for proper ignition. Use a wire-type
feeler gauge to check the gap.
A new spark plug should be tightened 1/2 turn once the washer contacts the cylinder head. A used spark plug should be tightened 1/8-1/4
turn once the washer contacts the cylinder head.
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1. Rotate the three latches to release
the filter housing cover; then
loosen the inlet boot clamp.
10. Clean any dirt or debris from inside the air cleaner. Be sure no dirt
enters the throttle body.
2. Remove the filter housing cover
and air filter element.
12. Connect the inlet boot and tighten the clamp securely.
3. Place the element in a pan larger
than the element and spray both
sides generously with cleaning solvent. Let sit approximately three
minutes.
4. In a pan larger than the element,
with a mild detergent (dish soap)
and water, wash all the dirt and oil
off by squeezing the element not
twisting it. (Wringing out or twisting the filter can cause damage.)
11. Install the air filter and cover.
KC0056A
Inspect the “duck bill” drain in front of
the main housing for debris and for
proper sealing.
KC0056C
Draining V-Belt Cover
KC0056B
CAUTION
A torn air filter can cause damage to the ATV engine. Dirt and
dust may get inside the engine if the element is torn. Carefully examine the element for tears before and after cleaning
it. Replace the element with a new one if it is torn.
5. Rinse off any remaining soap.
6. Remove any excess water from the element by matting with a
towel.
7. Allow the element to dry completely.
8. Spray oil generously onto air filter and work the oil into the element.
9. Squeeze the element to remove excess oil.
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Air Filter Housing
Drain
 NOTE: If the ATV has been driven
through water, the V-belt cover must
be drained of any water.
1. Place the ATV on a level surface.
2. Remove the drain bolt from the cover
and allow water to drain out.
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3. Shift the range lever to the neutral position; then start the engine.
4. Increase and decrease engine RPM several times to “blow out” any
water; then stop the engine.
5. Install the drain bolt and tighten securely.
 NOTE: The V-belt and pulleys should be inspected every
500 miles and the belt replaced (if necessary).
Tubeless Tire Repair
Tires
! WARNING
Always use the size and type of tires as specified. Refer to the
Specifications chart for proper tire inflation pressure, and
always maintain proper tire inflation pressure.
Tire Tread Condition
Wheels
The use of worn-out tires on an ATV is
very dangerous. A tire is considered to
be worn out when the depth of the tread
is less than 3 mm (1/8 in.). Be sure to
replace the tires before reaching this
minimum specification.
! WARNING
Should a leak or flat tire occur due to a puncture, the tire may be
repaired using a plug-type repair. If the damage is from a cut or if the
puncture cannot be repaired using a plug, the tire must be replaced.
When operating the ATV in areas where transportation or service
facilities are not readily available, it is strongly recommended to carry
a plug-type repair kit and a tire pump along.
1. Park the ATV on level ground and engage the brake lever lock.
2. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel to be removed.
3. Elevate the ATV.
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4. Remove the lug nuts.
5. Remove the wheel.
The use of worn-out tires is dangerous and can increase the
risk of an accident.
6. Install the wheel and install the lug nuts.
Tire Replacement
The ATV has low-pressure tubeless tires. Have this maintenance performed by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or a qualified tire repair
station.
8. Remove the jack.
! WARNING
Use only Arctic Cat approved tires when replacing tires. Failure to do so could result in unstable ATV operation.
7. Tighten the nuts in a crisscross pattern in 20 ft-lb increments to 80
ft-lb.
Muffler/Spark Arrester
The muffler has a spark arrester which must be periodically cleaned.
At the intervals shown in the Maintenance Schedule, clean the spark
arrester using the following procedure.
! WARNING
Wait until the muffler cools to avoid burns.
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1. Remove the cap screws securing the
spark arrester assembly to the muffler; then remove the spark arrester.
2. Grasp the bulb housing, turn it counterclockwise, and remove the bulb.
3. Install the new bulb into the housing and rotate it completely
clockwise.
2. Using a suitable brush, clean the carbon deposits from the screen taking
care not to damage the screen.
4. Install the wiring harness connector.
CAUTION
 NOTE: If the screen or gasket is
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damaged in any way, it must be
replaced.
3. Install the spark arrester assembly and secure with the cap screws.
Tighten securely.
Light Bulb Replacement
The wattage rating of each bulb is shown in the chart. When replacing
a burned bulb, always use the same wattage rating.
Headlight
12V/35W (4)
Taillight/Brakelight
12V/5W/21W
CAUTION
Use only specified bulbs indicated in the chart as replacement bulbs.
 NOTE: The bulb portion of the headlight is fragile. HANDLE
WITH CARE. When replacing the headlight bulb, do not touch
the glass portion of the bulb. If the glass is touched, it must
be cleaned with a dry cloth before installing. Skin oil residue
on the bulb will shorten the life of the bulb.
To replace the headlight bulb, use the following procedure.
1. Remove the wiring harness connector from the back of the headlight.
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When replacing the headlight bulb, be careful not to touch the
glass portion of the bulb. Grasp the new bulb with a clean cloth.
To replace the taillight/brakelight bulb, use the following procedure.
1. Rotate the socket counterclockwise and remove it from the housing.
2. To remove the bulb from the socket, push in and rotate counterclockwise.
3. To install the bulb, push in and turn clockwise.
4. Insert the socket into the housing and rotate it clockwise.
Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim
The headlights can be adjusted vertically
and horizontally. The geometric center of
the HIGH beam light zone is to be used
for vertical and horizontal aiming.
1. Position the ATV on a level floor so
the headlights are approximately
6.1 m (20 ft) from an aiming surface
(wall or similar aiming surface).
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 NOTE: There should be an average operating load on the ATV
when adjusting the headlight aim.
2. Measure the distance from the floor to the mid-point of each
headlight.
3. Using the measurements obtained in step 2, make horizontal
marks on the aiming surface.
 NOTE: To remove the fuse, compress the locking tabs on
either side of the fuse cover and lift out.
4. Make vertical marks which intersect the horizontal marks on the
aiming surface directly in front of the headlights.
5. Switch on the lights. Make sure the HIGH beam is on. DO NOT
USE LOW BEAM.
6. Observe each headlight beam aim.
Proper aim is when the most intense
beam is centered on the vertical
mark 5 cm (2 in.) below the horizontal mark on the aiming surface.
7. Adjust each headlight until correct
aim is obtained by turning the
adjuster clockwise to lower or counterclockwise to raise the beam.
Electrical Output Terminals
Two output terminals for electrical accessories are located on the front
and rear wiring harnesses. The accessory plug is located on the front
body panel.
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CAUTION
Always use electrical accessories less than 180W.
Tools
Fuses
The fuses are located in a
power distribution module
in front of the steering post
under the electrical access
panel. If there is any type of
electrical system failure,
always check the fuses first.
CAUTION
Always replace a blown fuse with a fuse of the same type and
rating. If the new fuse blows after a short period of use, consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer immediately.
A basic tool kit is provided with the ATV. Maintain the tool kit with
the ATV at all times. The tool kit is located under the seat.
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Preparation for Storage
CAUTION
Prior to storing the ATV, it must be properly serviced to prevent rusting and component deterioration.
Arctic Cat recommends the following procedure to prepare the ATV
for storage. An authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer should perform this
service; however, the owner/operator may perform this service if
desired.
1. Clean the seat cushion (cover and base) with a damp cloth and
allow to dry.
2. Clean the ATV thoroughly by washing dirt, oil, grass, and other
foreign matter from the entire ATV. Allow the ATV to dry thoroughly. DO NOT get water into any part of the engine or air
intake.
3. Either drain the gas tank or add a fuel stabilizer to the gas in the
gas tank.
4. Clean the interior of the air filter housing.
5. Plug the hole in the exhaust system with a clean cloth.
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6. Apply light oil to the upper steering post bushing and plungers of
the shock absorbers.
7. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws, and screws. Make sure rivets
holding components together are tight. Replace all loose rivets.
Care must be taken that all calibrated nuts, cap screws, and bolts
are tightened to specifications.
8. Fill the cooling system to the bottom of the stand pipe in the radiator neck with properly mixed coolant.
9. Disconnect the battery cables (negative cable first); then remove
the battery, clean the battery posts and cables, and store in a clean,
dry area.
 NOTE: For storage, use a battery maintainer or make sure the
battery is fully charged (see Battery section in this manual).
10. Store the ATV indoors in a level position.
CAUTION
Avoid storing outside in direct sunlight and avoid using a
plastic cover as moisture will collect on the ATV causing rusting.
Preparation after Storage
Taking the ATV out of storage and correctly preparing it will assure
many miles and hours of trouble-free riding. Arctic Cat recommends
the following procedure to prepare the ATV.
CAUTION
Before installing the battery, make sure the ignition switch is
in the OFF position.
2. Clean the engine. Remove the cloth from the exhaust system.
7. Check the entire brake systems (fluid level, pads, etc.), all controls, headlights, taillight, brakelight, and headlight aim; adjust or
replace if necessary.
3. Check all control wires and cables for signs of wear or fraying.
Replace if necessary.
8. Check the tire pressure. Inflate to recommended pressure as necessary.
4. Change the engine/transmission oil and filter.
9. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws, and screws making sure all
calibrated nuts, cap screws, and bolts are tightened to specifications.
1. Clean the ATV thoroughly.
5. Check the coolant level and add properly mixed coolant as necessary.
6. Charge the battery; then install. Connect the battery cables making sure to connect the positive cable first.
10. Make sure the steering moves freely and does not bind.
11. Check the spark plug. Clean or replace as necessary.
12. Check the air filter and the air filter housing. Clean or replace as
necessary.
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Limited Warranty
Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) extends a limited warranty as
described below on each new Arctic Cat ATV it assembles and on each genuine
Arctic Cat ATV part and accessory assembled and sold by an authorized Arctic Cat
ATV dealer. The limited warranty on an Arctic Cat ATV is extended to the original
retail purchaser for the time periods described below; however, the balance of the
remaining warranty may be transferred to another party unless the purchase is for
commercial use (see below). Warranty coverage is only available in the country in
which the original retail purchase occurs to the original retail purchaser resident in
that country or to a transferee resident in that country of the balance of the remaining
warranty.
Arctic Cat warrants only the products it assembles and/or sells and does not warrant
that other products will function properly when used with an Arctic Cat ATV or will not
damage the ATV. Arctic Cat does not assume any liability for incidental or
consequential damages.
Arctic Cat will repair or replace, at its option, free of charge (including any related
labor charges), any parts that are found to be warrantable in material or
workmanship. This repair work MUST be done by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer. No transportation charges, rental charges, or inconvenience costs will be paid
by Arctic Cat. The warranty is validated upon examination of said parts by Arctic Cat
or an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Arctic Cat reserves the right to inspect such
parts at its factory for final determination if warranty should apply.
The warranty periods are as follows:
1. Six months from the date of sale — for an Arctic Cat ATV used for recreational
purposes.
2. Ninety days from date of invoice — for an Arctic Cat ATV used for commercial
purposes, including rental operations (non-transferable).
3. Thirty days from date of sale of ATV on Arctic Cat supplied batteries.
Exclusions to this warranty include normal wear, abuse, or corrosion and the
following parts and items:
Tires
Oil Filter
Air Filter
Light Bulbs
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CV Boots
Drive Belt
Brake Pads
Spark Plug(s)
Torn or Punctured Upholstery
Cracks or Gouges in Body Panels
Drive/Driven Clutch Wear Parts
Windshield
The following will VOID Arctic Cat’s warranty:
1. Failure to perform the proper break-in procedure and all related maintenance,
storage procedures (if stored for extended periods), and/or service as
recommended in the Operator’s Manual.
2. Repairs and/or adjustments by anyone other than an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer.
3. Use of improper carburetor jets.
4. Use of improper gasoline, lubricating oils, or spark plug(s).
5. An accident or subjecting the ATV to misuse, abuse, or negligent operation.
6. Any modification, addition, or removal of parts unless instructed to do so by
Arctic Cat.
7. Use of the ATV in any way for racing purposes.
8. Removal of the engine for use in another vehicle.
9. Removal or mutilation of the Vehicle Identification Number or Engine Serial
Number.
10. Use of parts not sold or approved by Arctic Cat.
11. Damage due to improper transportation.
Arctic Cat shall not be responsible for and this limited warranty excludes recovery of economic, punitive, consequential and incidental damages, lost profits,
and loss of use. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not
apply to you. Arctic Cat’s aggregate liability may not exceed the price of the
product. The law of the State of Minnesota shall apply to all claims or disputes,
exclusive of its conflicts of law provisions.
IMPLIED WARRANTY EXCLUSION AND DISCLAIMER
To the fullest extent permitted by law, Arctic Cat excludes and disclaims all
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
If you are not satisfied with warranty service or repairs, you should contact Arctic Cat at (U.S.) 1-218-681-9851 or (Canada) 1-204-982-1656.
Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility
At the time of sale, an ATV Rider Training Certificate and Owner Registration form is to be completed by the selling dealer and consumer. The receipt of
the form by Arctic Cat is a condition precedent to warranty coverage. It is the selling dealer’s responsibility to retain and/or submit appropriate copies of
the form to the appropriate place(s) to initiate warranty coverage.
The dealer will furnish to the consumer a signed copy of the form which must be presented to the dealer when requesting warranty service. The registration form is the consumer’s proof of ownership and warranty eligibility. The form is used by the dealer to validate the warranty claim. Retain your copy
of the form and keep it in a safe place.
When warranty repair is suspected, the ATV should be taken to the selling dealer, who has the primary responsibility to perform warranty repairs. Subject to the limitations set forth in the Limited Warranty, in the event the selling dealer has ceased to do business, you have moved, or you are in a location away from your selling dealer, warranty may be performed by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
The authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will examine the ATV or part to determine if, in his opinion, a warrantable condition exists. If a warrantable condition appears to exist, the dealer will repair or replace, at Arctic Cat’s option, free of charge, including any related labor costs, all parts that are found to
be warrantable and any other parts which the warrantable part caused to be damaged. You, the owner, will then be asked to sign a warranty form to
ensure Arctic Cat that the warranty work was actually performed.
It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain and service the ATV in accordance with Arctic Cat’s recommendations in the Operator’s Manual. To protect
yourself and your ATV, follow all safety and service tips. Arctic Cat will NOT warrant repairs required as a result of not performing standard operator
maintenance, storage procedures, and service as outlined in the Operator’s Manual.
Should you have any questions concerning the warranty, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
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Arctic Cat ATV Emission Control Warranty Statement
Warranty Rights and Obligations
Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) and the California Air Resources Board are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty for each new Arctic Cat ATV sold in the state of California. In California, a new ATV must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the state’s
stringent anti-smog standards.
Arctic Cat warrants the emission control system on the Arctic Cat ATV for the periods listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or
improper maintenance of the ATV.
The emission control system may include components such as the carburetor, ignition system, and crankcase ventilation system. Also included may be
hoses, belts, connectors, and other emission-related assemblies.
When a warrantable condition exists, Arctic Cat will repair the ATV at no cost to the owner, including diagnosis, parts, and labor.
Emission Control Warranty Coverage
A new Arctic Cat ATV manufactured after January 1, 1997 has a two (2) year warranty on its emissions control components.
If an emission-related component on the ATV is defective, the component will be repaired or replaced by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
Owner’s Emission Control Warranty Responsibilities
It is the owner’s responsibility to perform the required maintenance listed in the Operator’s Manual. Arctic Cat recommends the retention of all receipts
covering maintenance performed on the ATV, but Arctic Cat cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for failure to ensure the performance
of all scheduled maintenance on the emission control system.
It is the owner’s responsibility to present the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer as soon as a problem exists. The undisputed warranty repairs
should be completed within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed thirty days.
The ATV owner should be aware that Arctic Cat may deny warranty coverage if either the ATV or a component has failed due to abuse, neglect,
improper maintenance, or any unapproved modifications.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, contact either Arctic Cat Inc, P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701,
(218) 681-4999 or the California Air Resources Board, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731, (818) 575-6800.
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Arctic Cat Emission Control System Limited Warranty
Arctic Cat Inc., P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (hereinafter referred to as Arctic
Cat) warrants that this new Arctic Cat ATV manufactured on or after January 1st, 1997:
A. Is designed, built, and equipped so as to conform at the time of initial purchase
with all applicable regulations of the California Air Resources Board and
B. Is free from defects in material and workmanship which could cause such ATV
to fail to conform with applicable regulations of the California Air Resources
Board for a period of use of two (2) years from the date of initial retail delivery.
Coverage
Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer located within the state of California in compliance with
applicable regulations of the California Air Resources Board. Any component or components replaced under this warranty shall become the property of Arctic Cat.
In California, emission related warranted components are specifically defined by the
state’s Emission Warranty Parts List. These warranted components are carburetor
and internal components, intake manifold, fuel injection system, spark advance mechanism, crankcase breather, air cutoff valve, fuel/vapor separator, canister, igniters,
breaker governors, ignition coils, ignition wires, ignition points, condensers and spark
plugs if failure occurs prior to the first scheduled replacement, and hoses, clamps, and
fittings used directly in these parts. Since emission related components may vary from
model to model, certain models may not contain all of these components, and certain
models may contain functionally equivalent components.
In California, emission control system emergency repairs, as provided for in the California Administrative Code, may also be performed by other than an authorized Arctic
Cat ATV dealer. An emergency situation occurs when an authorized Arctic Cat ATV
dealer is not reasonably available, a component is not available within thirty (30) days,
or a repair is not complete within thirty (30) days. Any replacement component can be
used in an emergency repair. Arctic Cat will reimburse the owner for the expenses,
including diagnosis, not to exceed suggested retail price as set forth by Arctic Cat for
all warranted components replaced and labor charges based on the recommended
time allowance set forth by Arctic Cat for the warranty repair and the geographically
appropriate hourly labor rate. The owner may be required to keep receipts and failed
components in order to receive compensation.
Limitations
This Emission Control System Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
A. Repair or replacement required as a result of
(1) accident,
(2) misuse,
(3) lack of required maintenance,
(4) repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed,
(5) use of replacement components or accessories not conforming to Arctic
Cat specifications which adversely affect performance, and/or
(6) use in competitive racing or related events.
B. Inspections, replacement of components, and other services or adjustments necessary for required maintenance.
Limited Liability
The liability of Arctic Cat under this Emission Control System Warranty is limited
solely to the remedying of defects in material and workmanship by an authorized
Arctic Cat ATV dealer at its place of business during customary business hours.
This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of the ATV or transportation of the ATV to or from the Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
ARCTIC CAT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSES, LOSS, OR
DAMAGE, WHETHER DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR USE OF, OR INABILITY
TO USE THE ARCTIC CAT ATV FOR ANY PURPOSE. SOME STATES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
NO EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY ARCTIC
CAT EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN. ANY EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANT-ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS LIMITED
TO THE EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY TERMS STATED
IN THIS WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING STATEMENTS OF WARRANTY ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES.
No dealer is authorized to modify this Arctic Cat Inc. Limited Emission Control System Warranty.
Legal Rights
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO
HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN ADDITION TO THE ARCTIC CAT INC. LIMITED ATV
WARRANTY.
Additional Information
Any replacement component that is equivalent in performance and durability may
be used in the performance of any maintenance or repairs. However, Arctic Cat is
not liable for these components. The owner is responsible for the performance of all
required maintenance. Such maintenance may be performed at a service establishment or by any individual. The warranty period begins on the date the ATV is delivered to the owner.
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U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/Warranty Coverage - ATV (U.S. Only)
STATEMENT/WARRANTY
Arctic Cat warrants to the original retail purchaser, and each subsequent purchaser, that all U.S. EPA-certified Arctic Cat ATV’s are designed, built, and
equipped to conform to all U.S. EPA Emission Control Regulations. Please read the following information completely.
Your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will repair or replace any defective emission-related component at no cost to you during the warranty period. You
may have non-warranty service performed by any repair establishment that uses equivalent components. The regulations provide significant civil penalties for tampering that causes your ATV to no longer meet U.S. EPA emission standards.
Arctic Cat further warrants that the engine and its emission-related components are free from defects in materials or workmanship that could cause the
engine to fail to comply with applicable regulations during the warranty period.
If you have any questions about this information, or the emission warranty coverage statement, contact your local authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.
WARRANTY PERIOD
The emission warranty period for this ATV begins on the same date as the standard warranty coverage and continues for 30 months or 3100 miles,
whichever comes first.
COMPONENTS COVERED
The emissions warranty covers major emissions control components and emission-related components listed as follows
Engine Management and Sensors
Barometric Pressure Sensor
Camshaft Position Sensor
Engine Control Module (ECM)
Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
Intake Air Temperature Sensor
Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor
Oxygen Sensor
Throttle Position Sensor
Crankshaft Position Sensor
Exhaust Temperature Sensor
Fuel/Air System
Fuel Injectors
Fuel Pressure Regulator
Fuel Pump
Carburetor(s)
Turbocharger Assembly
Air Bypass Valve
Turbo Waste Gate Control Valve
Crankcase Ventilation System
ISC Valve
Ignition System
Ignition Coil
Knock Sensor System
Spark Plugs
Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) Module
Magneto Pick-Up
Miscellaneous Items Used in
Aforementioned Systems
Connectors
Switches
Gromments
Clamps
Hoses
Ties
Gaskets
Wiring
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
The owner of any ATV warranted under this Arctic Cat Emission Control Statement is responsible for the proper maintenance and use of the ATV as stated in the Operator's
Manual. Proper maintenance generally includes replacement and service, at the owner's choosing, such items as air filter, oil and oil filter, or any other part, item, or device
related to emissions control as specified in the Operator's Manual. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that the ATV is used in a manner for which it was designed.
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Maintenance Record
DATE
MILEAGE
SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES
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Declaration Of Conformity
Application of council directives:
EMC Directive 97/24/EC
Date of Issue: June, 1997
EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
Date of Issue: May, 2006
Issued by European Commission.
Type of Equipment: All-Terrain Vehicles
Brand Name: Arctic Cat
Model: XC 450 4x4
Standards to which conformity is
EN 61000-6-2:2005
declared:
EN 55012:2007
Manufacturer (if not issuing agent):
Arctic Cat Inc.
601 Brooks Ave S.
Thief River Falls, MN
56701 USA
I, the undersigned, hereby declare that the equipment specified above
conforms to the directive(s) and standard(s) as specified.
Tracy Crocker
Vice President/General Manager of ATV
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Warranty Transfer
Ownership Change
Address Change
) __________________________________
Before operating, you should take an ATV Rider Course to learn ATV riding skills or
reinforce your current good riding skills. In U.S.A., call 1-800-887-2887 to enroll in the
half-day ATV RiderCourse nearest you or ask your dealer for assistance. The course
instructor will charge a small fee for each person taking the course. In Canada, call
(613) 739-1535.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) _________________
Year and Model _________________________________
Email _________________________________________
Phone # (
City/State (Province)/Zip Code (Postal Code) __________
Address _______________________________________
Name ________________________________________
CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP/
WARRANTY TRANSFER TO:
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This form may also be used to transfer the unused portion of the original
warranty to a second party. In order to transfer warranty, fill out this form
completely; then return a copy of this form to Arctic Cat Inc. Arctic Cat
will then process the application and issue warranty for the balance of
the time remaining of the original warranty. Warranty coverage is only
available in the country in which the original retail purchase occurs to
the original retail purchaser resident in that country or to a transferee
resident in that country of the balance of the remaining warranty.
Arctic Cat Inc. keeps on file the current name and address of the owner
of this vehicle. This allows Arctic Cat to reach the current owner with
any important safety information which may be necessary to protect
customers from personal injury or property damage. Please make sure
a copy of this form is completed and returned to Arctic Cat Inc. if you
move or if the vehicle is sold to another party.
Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty
Transfer
ARCTIC CAT INC.
PRODUCT SERVICE AND
WARRANTY DEPT.
P.O. BOX 810
THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701
CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP
Fold Back
Place
Stamp
Here
Identification Numbers Record
Identification
Numbers
The Arctic Cat ATV has two identification numbers: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Engine
Serial Number (ESN).
The VIN is located on the lowerfront crossmember.
KC0055A
The ESN is located on the rear of the
engine crankcase and is visible from
the side.
1. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
These numbers are required by the
dealer to complete warranty claims
properly. No warranty will be allowed
by Arctic Cat if the VIN or ESN is
removed or mutilated in any way.
The key identification number is stamped on the key as shown in the
illustration. Record this number in the space provided for reference if
you ever need a new key.
Always provide the ATV name, Vehicle
KC287B
Identification Number, and Engine
Serial Number when contacting an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for
parts, service, accessories, or warranty. If a complete engine must be
replaced, ask the dealer to notify Arctic Cat for correct registration
information.
3. ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER:
2. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
Record the Vehicle Identification Number and Engine Serial Number in
the spaces provided to assist you in ordering parts from your authorized
Arctic Cat ATV dealer or for reference in case the ATV is stolen.
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(204) 982-1656 - Canada
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