WARNING
THIS VEHICLE CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE.
A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during
routine manoeuvers such as turning and driving on hills
or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions.
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH can result if
you do not follow these instructions:
• BEFORE YOU OPERATE THIS ATV, READ THE
OPERATOR’S GUIDE, THE SAFETY HANDBOOK
AND ALL LABELS.
• NEVER OPERATE THIS ATV, WITHOUT PROPER
INSTRUCTION. Beginners should complete a
certified training course.
• NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER. You increase
your risk of losing control if you carry a passenger.
• NEVER OPERATE THIS ATV ON A PAVED
SURFACE. You increase your risk of losing control
if you operate this ATV on pavement.
• NEVER OPERATE THIS ATV ON PUBLIC ROADS.
You can collide with another vehicle if you operate
this ATV on a public road.
• ALWAYS WEAR AN APPROVED HELMET,
eye protection, and protective clothing.
• NEVER CONSUME ALCOHOL OR DRUGS
before or while operating this vehicle.
• NEVER OPERATE THIS ATV AT EXCESSIVE
SPEEDS. You increase your risk of losing control
if you operate this ATV at speeds too fast for the
terrain, visibility conditions, or your experience.
• NEVER ATTEMP WHEELIES, JUMPS, OR OTHER
STUNTS.
WARNING
Read this guide thoroughly.
It contains important safety information.
Minimum recommended operator age:
16 years old.
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Particularly important information in this Safety Handbook is designated by the
following:
The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION!
WARNING
Identifies an instruction which if not followed, may
cause injuries including the possibility of death.
CAUTION: Denotes an instruction which if not followed, may damage the
ATV and/or components.
WARNING
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, understand and follow all the warnings contained in the
Operator’s Guide, the Safety Handbook and the labels on your vehicle.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
Keep this Operator’s Guide and the Safety Handbook with the vehicle at all
times.
AFTER SALES SERVICE
BOMBARDIER
RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS
VALCOURT, QUEBEC
CANADA J0E 2L0
Litho’d in Canada
®*Trademarks of Bombardier Inc.
All rights reserved © Bombardier Inc. 1999 (VMO-9903 SH January 1999) final version
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FOREWORD
Congratulations on your purchase of a
new Bombardier all-terrain vehicle
(ATV). It is backed by the Bombardier
warranty and a network of authorized
Bombardier ATV dealers ready to provide the parts, service or accessories
you may require.
Your dealer is committed to your satisfaction. He has taken training to perform the initial set-up and inspection
of your vehicle as well as completed
the final adjustment before you took
possession. At delivery, your dealer
would have explained the vehicle for
the operation, maintenance and safety
features. We trust you have taken full
advantage of this! If you need more
complete servicing information,
please ask your dealer about the proper model-year ATV Shop Manual.
At delivery, you were also informed of
the warranty coverage and completed
the Warranty Registration Form which
is to be sent to us for processing. In
the near future you should be receiving a warranty card which will confirm
our receipt of the registration as well
as be used for warranty or recall purposes.
You are invited to contact our customer assistance center should you experience problems which cannot be resolved by an authorized Bombardier
ATV dealer.
It is understood that this guide may be
translated into another language. In
the event of any discrepancy, the English version shall prevail.
The information and components/
system descriptions contained in this
document are correct at the time of
publication. Bombardier Inc. however,
maintains a policy of continuous improvement of its products without imposing upon itself any obligation to install them on products previously
manufactured. Due to late changes, it
may have some differences between
the manufactured product and the descriptions and/or specifications in this
guide. Bombardier Inc. reserves the
right at any time to discontinue or
change specifications, designs, features, models or equipment without
incurring any obligation upon itself.
The illustrations in this document
show the typical construction of the
different assemblies and may not reproduce the full detail or exact shape
of the parts. However, they represent
parts that have the same or similar
function.
Specifications are given in the SI metric
system with the SAE U.S. equivalent in
parenthesis. Where precise accuracy is
not required, some conversions are
rounded off for easier use.
A Shop Manual can be obtained for
complete service, maintenance and
more repair information.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death.
NOTICE.......................................................................................
4
SPECIAL SAFETY MESSAGES....................................................
5
OPERATION WARNINGS ............................................................
7
BOMBARDIER LIMITED WARRANTY1999
BOMBARDIER ATV ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ................................ 20
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ............................................. 22
LOCATION OF THE IMPORTANT LABELS ................................... 24
HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR ATV ................................................... 27
Engine and Vehicle Identification Number Location ................................ 27
CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENTS.................................. 28
1) Throttle Lever.................................................................................... 30
2) Front Brake Lever ............................................................................. 30
3) Rear Brake Lever .............................................................................. 30
4) Brake Lever Lock .............................................................................. 31
5) Transmission Lever........................................................................... 31
6) Electric Gear Shift Button ................................................................. 32
7) Start/Stop Button .............................................................................. 32
8) Headlight Dimmer Switch ................................................................. 32
9) Indicator Lights Cluster ..................................................................... 33
10) Speedometer .................................................................................... 34
11) Ignition Switch .................................................................................. 35
12) Choke Knob Lever............................................................................. 35
13) Fuel Tank Cap ................................................................................... 36
14) Fuel Gauge ........................................................................................ 36
15) Fuel Valve.......................................................................................... 36
16) Rear Brake Pedal............................................................................... 37
17) Rewind Starter Handle ...................................................................... 37
18) Footpeg ............................................................................................. 38
19) Storage Compartment ...................................................................... 38
20) Seat Latch ......................................................................................... 38
21) Front/Rear Cargo Racks .................................................................... 39
22) Air Duct ............................................................................................. 39
23) Trailer Hitch ....................................................................................... 39
24) Radiator Cap...................................................................................... 39
25) 12-Volt Power Outlet ........................................................................ 40
26) Fuses ................................................................................................ 40
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LIQUIDS......................................................................................
Fuel..........................................................................................................
Engine/Transmission Oil..........................................................................
Engine Coolant ........................................................................................
Brake Fluid...............................................................................................
Battery Electrolyte...................................................................................
BREAK-IN PERIOD ......................................................................
Engine .....................................................................................................
10-Hour Inspection ..................................................................................
PRE-OPERATION CHECK ............................................................
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ......................................................
General ....................................................................................................
Initial Cold Starting ..................................................................................
Warm Engine Starting .............................................................................
Emergency Manual Starting ....................................................................
Stopping the Engine ................................................................................
Shifting the Transmission........................................................................
SPECIAL PROCEDURES..............................................................
Park Release............................................................................................
Flooded Engine........................................................................................
Engine Overheat......................................................................................
Post-Operation Care ................................................................................
Emergency Shifter...................................................................................
Storage and Preseason Preparation ........................................................
MAINTENANCE CHART ..............................................................
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41
41
43
44
44
46
46
46
47
48
48
48
48
49
49
49
50
50
50
51
51
51
52
53
MAINTENANCE ..........................................................................
Lubrication...............................................................................................
Maintenance............................................................................................
Fuel System ............................................................................................
Electrical ..................................................................................................
Drive Train ...............................................................................................
Wheel Bearing Condition.........................................................................
Brake .......................................................................................................
Suspension..............................................................................................
Body/Frame .............................................................................................
CARGO AND TRANSPORTATION................................................
Cargo .......................................................................................................
Transportation .........................................................................................
TROUBLESHOOTING...................................................................
SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................
55
55
56
57
59
61
63
63
63
63
64
64
64
66
68
SI METRIC INFORMATION GUIDE............................................... 71
CHANGE OF ADDRESS............................................................... 73
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NOTICE
The Operator’s Guide and Safety
Handbook have been prepared to acquaint the owner/operator of a new
vehicle with the various vehicle controls, maintenance and safe operating
instructions. They are indispensable
for the proper use of the product.
This guide uses the following symbols.
WARNING
Identifies an instruction which, if
not followed, could cause serious
personal injuries including the
possibility of death.
CAUTION: Denotes an instruction
which, if not followed, could severely damage vehicle components.
NOTE: Indicates supplementary information needed to fully complete an instruction.
Although the mere reading of such information does not eliminate the hazard, the understanding and application
of the information will promote its correct use.
To fully appreciate the pleasures, enjoyment and excitement of using an
all-terrain vehicle (ATV), there are
some basic rules that MUST be observed and followed by any fourwheeler.
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SPECIAL SAFETY MESSAGES
AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE
HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE.
An ATV handles differently from other
vehicles including motorcycles and
cars. A collision or rollover can occur
quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on
hills or over obstacles, if you fail to
take proper precautions.
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH can result if you do not follow these instructions:
• Read the Operator’s Guide, the
Safety Handbook and all labels carefully and follow the operating procedures described.
• Never operate an ATV without proper
instruction. Take a training course.
Beginners should receive training
from a certified instructor. Contact an
authorized ATV dealer to find out
about the training courses nearest
you or call the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) at 1-800-8872887 or in Canada, the Canada Safety
Council (CSC) at 1-613-739-1535 ext
227.
• Always follow this age recommendation: A child under 16 years old
should never operate this ATV.
• Never carry a passenger on an ATV.
• Never operate an ATV on any paved
surfaces, including sidewalks,
driveways, parking lots and streets.
• Never operate an ATV on any public
street, road or highway, even a dirt
or gravel one.
• Never operate an ATV without
wearing an approved helmet that
fits properly. You should also wear
eye protection (goggles or face
shield), gloves, boots, long sleeved
shirt or jacket, and long pants.
• Never consume alcohol or drugs
before or while operating this ATV.
• Never operate at excessive speeds.
Always go at a speed that is proper
for the terrain, visibility, and operating conditions, and your experience.
• Never attempt wheelies, jumps, or
other stunts.
• Always inspect your ATV each time
you use it to make sure it is in safe
operating condition. Always follow
the inspection and maintenance
procedures and schedules described in the Operator’s Guide and
the Safety Handbook.
• Always keep both hands on the
handlebars and both feet on the
footpegs of the ATV during operation.
• Always go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar
terrain. Always be alert to changing
terrain conditions when operating
the ATV.
• Never operate on excessively
rough, slippery or loose terrain 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.
• Always follow proper procedures
for turning as described in the Operator’s Guide and the Safety Handbook. Practice turning at low speeds
before attempting to turn at faster
speeds. Do not turn at excessive
speed.
• Never operate the ATV on hills too
steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills before
attempting larger hills.
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• Always follow proper procedures
for climbing hills as described in the
Operator’s Guide and the Safety
Handbook. Check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill.
Never climb hills with excessively
slippery or loose surfaces. Shift
your weight forward. Never open
the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. Never go over
the top of any hill at high speed.
• Always follow proper procedures
for going down hills and for braking
on hills as described in the Operator’s Guide and the Safety Handbook. Check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift
your weight backward. Never go
down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle that
would cause the vehicle to lean
sharply to one side. Go straight
down the hill where possible.
• Always follow proper procedures
for crossing the side of a hill as described in the Operator’s Guide and
the Safety Handbook. Avoid hills
with excessively slippery or loose
surfaces. Shift your weight to the
uphill side of the ATV. Never attempt to turn the ATV around on
any hill until you have mastered the
turning technique described in the
Operator’s Guide and the Safety
Handbook on level ground. Avoid
crossing the side of a steep hill if
possible.
• Always use proper procedures if
you stall or roll backwards when
climbing a hill. To avoid stalling, use
proper gear and maintain a steady
speed when climbing a hill. If you
stall or roll backwards, follow the
special procedure for braking described in the Operator’s Guide and
the Safety Handbook. Dismount on
the uphill side or to a side if pointed
straight uphill. Turn the ATV around
and remount, following the procedure described in the Operator’s
Guide and the Safety Handbook.
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• 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 the Operator’s
Guide and the Safety Handbook.
• Always be careful when skidding or
sliding. Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at low
speeds and on level, smooth terrain. On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be
very cautious in order to reduce the
chance of skidding out of control.
• Never operate an ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than
that specified in the Operator’s
Guide and the Safety Handbook.
Remember that wet brakes may
have reduced stopping ability. Test
your brakes after leaving water. If
necessary, apply them several
times to let friction dry out the pads.
• Always be sure there are no obstacles or people behind you when you
operate in reverse. When it is safe
to proceed in reverse, go slowly.
• Always use the size and type tires
specified in the Operator’s Guide.
Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this guide.
• Never modify an ATV through improper installation or use of accessories.
• Never exceed the stated load limits
for an ATV. Cargo should be properly
distributed and securely attached.
Reduce speed and follow instructions in the Operator’s Guide and
the Safety Handbook for carrying
cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking.
• FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
ATV SAFETY, call the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) at
1-800-887-2887 or in Canada, the
Canada Safety Council (CSC) at 1613-739-1535 ext. 227.
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OPERATION WARNINGS
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death.
The following warnings and their format have been requested by the United
States Consumer Product Safety Committee and are required to be in the Operator's Guide and Safety Handbook for all ATV's.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV without proper instruction.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know
how to operate the ATV properly in different situations and on different
types of terrain.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete the certified
training course offered by Bombardier Inc. They should then regularly
practice the skills learned in the course and the operating techniques described in the Operator’s Guide and the Safety Handbook.
For more information about the training course, contact an authorized ATV
dealer or call Bombardier Inc. at 1-800-532-5000.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to follow the age recommendations for this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use by children of ATVs that are not recommended for their age can lead
to severe injury or death of the child.
Even though a child may be within the age group for which an ATV is
recommended, he or she may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment
needed to operate the ATV safely and may be involved in a serious accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
No one under 16 should operate a Bombardier ATV.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Carrying a passenger on this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Greatly reduces your ability to balance and control this ATV.
Could cause an accident, resulting in harm to you and/or your passenger.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never carry a passenger. The long seat is to allow the operator to shift
position as needed during operation. It is not for carrying passengers.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on paved surfaces.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV's tires are designed for off-road use only, not for use on pavement. Paved surfaces may seriously affect handling and control of the
ATV, and may cause the vehicle to go out of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and streets.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on public streets, roads or highways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can collide with another vehicle.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this ATV on any public street, road or highway, even a dirt
or gravel one. In many states it is illegal to operate ATVs on public streets,
roads and highways.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV without wearing an approved motorcycle helmet, eye
protection and protective clothing.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Operating without an approved motorcycle helmet increases your chances of a severe head injury or death in the event of an accident.
Operating without eye protection can result in an accident and increases
your chances of a severe injury in the event of an accident.
Operating without protective clothing increases your chances of severe
injury in the event of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always wear an approved motorcycle helmet that fits properly. You should
also wear:
– eye protection (goggles or face shield)
– gloves
– boots
– Iong sleeved shirt or jacket
– Iong pants.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV after consuming alcohol or drugs.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could seriously affect your judgment.
Could cause you to react more slowly.
Could affect your balance and perception.
Could result in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this ATV.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV at excessive speeds.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases your chances of losing control of the ATV, which can result in an
accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always travel at a speed which is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Attempting wheelies, jumps and other stunts.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the chance of an accident, including an overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps. Don't try to show off.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to inspect the ATV before operating.
Failure to properly maintain the ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure the ATV is in
safe operating condition.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules
described in the Operator’s Guide and the Safety Handbook.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Removing hands from handlebars or feet from footpegs during operation.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the ATV
or could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the ATV. If you remove
a foot from the footpegs, your foot or leg may come into contact with the
rear wheels, which could injure you or cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footpetgs
of your ATV during operation.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating this ATV on unfamiliar terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps, or holes, without enough time
to react.
Could result in the ATV overturning or going out of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain.
Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating on excessively rough, slippery or
loose terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of traction or vehicle control, which could result in an
accident, including an overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain until you
have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the ATV on such
terrain.
Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Turning improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in the Operator’s Guide and the Safety Handbook. Practice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds.
Do not turn at excessive speed.
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WARNING
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POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating on excessively steep hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The vehicle can overturn more easily on extremely steep hills than on level
surfaces or small hills.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Climbing hills improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in the Operator's Guide and the Safety Handbook.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill.
Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward.
Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. The 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.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Going down a hill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for going down hills as described in the
Operator's Guide and the Safety Handbook.
NOTE: A special technique is required when braking as you go down a hill.
Always check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill.
Shift your weight backward.
Never go down a hill at high speed.
Avoid going down a hill at an angle which would cause the vehicle to lean
sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible.
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WARNING
V01L2CQ
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered
the turning technique as described in the Operator's Guide and the Safety
Handbook on level ground. Be very careful when turning on any hill.
Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if possible.
When crossing the side of a hill:
Always follow proper procedures as described in the Operator's Guide
and the Safety Handbook.
Avoid hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Stalling, rolling backwards or improperly dismounting while climbing a hill.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could result in ATV overturning.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Use proper gear and maintain steady speed when climbing a hill.
If you lose all forward speed:
Keep weight uphill.
Apply the brakes.
Lock parking device and set transmission to park after you are stopped.
If you begin rolling backwards:
Keep weight uphill.
Never apply the rear brake while rolling backwards.
Apply the front brake gradually.
When fully stopped, apply rear brake as well, lock parking device and set
transmission to park.
Dismount on uphill side, or to a side if pointed straight uphill.
Turn the ATV around and remount, following the procedure described in
the Operator's Guide and the Safety Handbook.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating over obstacles.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or a collision. Could cause the ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles.
Never attempt to ride over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees.
When you go over obstacles, always follow proper procedures as described in the Operator's Guide and the Safety Handbook.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Skidding or sliding improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You may lose control of this 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 low speeds and
on level, smooth terrain.
On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV through deep or fast flowing water.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Tires may float, causing loss of traction and loss of control, which could
lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than that
specified in the Operator's Guide and the Safety Handbook.
Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability. Test your
brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to let
friction dry out the pads.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating in reverse.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You could hit an obstacle or person behind you, resulting in serious injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
When you select reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or people
behind you. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV with improper tires, or with improper or uneven tire
pressure.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of improper tires on this ATV, or operation of this ATV with improper
or uneven tire pressure, may cause loss of control, and increases the risk
of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always use the size and type, tires specified in the Operator’s Guide for
this vehicle.
Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in the Operator’s Guide
and the Safety Handbook.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV with improper modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper installation of accessories or modification of this vehicle may cause
changes in handling which in some situations could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never modify this ATV through improper installation or use of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this vehicle should be genuine
Bombardier or equivalent components designed for use on this ATV and
should be installed and used according to instructions. If you have questions, consult an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading this ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause changes in vehicle handling which could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never exceed the stated load capacity for this ATV.
Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached.
Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking.
Always follow the instructions in the Operator’s Guide and the Safety
Handbook for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer.
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death.
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BOMBARDIER LIMITED WARRANTY1999
BOMBARDIER ATV ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
1. WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD
In Canada, BOMBARDIER INC. and in the USA, BOMBARDIER MOTOR CORPORATION OF AMERICA, warrants FROM THE DATE OF DELIVERY TO THE FIRST
CONSUMER that each 1999 TRAXTER all-terrain vehicle sold, as NEW and UNUSED and PREDELIVERED by an authorized North American BOMBARDIER ATV
dealer, will be free from any defects in material and/or workmanship for a period
of:
SIX (6) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, for private use owners, or
THREE (3) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS, for commercial use owners.
Tires supplied as original equipment on your ATV are warranted separately by the
individual tire manufacturer as identified below. If an original tire on your Bombardier ATV has a defect in material or workmanship, please contact your tire manufacturer or ask your authorized Bombardier ATV dealer for assistance.
Carlisle Tire & Wheel Company
23 Windham Boulevard
Aiken, SC 29805
Warranty Information: 1-800-260-7959
All genuine Bombardier accessories, installed by an authorized BOMBARDIER
ATV dealer at the time of delivery of the new and unused BOMBARDIER ATV,
carry the same Warranty Coverage Period as for the BOMBARDIER ATV.
2. WHAT BOMBARDIER WILL DO
BOMBARDIER will repair or replace, at its option, all genuine BOMBARDIER part
found defective in material and/or workmanship, under normal use, maintenance
and service, with a genuine BOMBARDIER part without charge for parts and
labor, at any authorized BOMBARDIER ATV dealer during the Warranty Coverage
Period.
3. CONDITION TO HAVE WARRANTY WORK VALIDATED
The customer must notify an authorized BOMBARDIER ATV dealer within two (2)
days of the appearance of a defect in material and/or workmanship and present
to the servicing authorized BOMBARDIER ATV dealer the BOMBARDIER ATV
Warranty Registration Card or a proof of purchase of the NEW and UNUSED
1999 BOMBARDIER ATV and must sign the repair/work order prior to the start of
the repair in order to validate a warranty repair. All parts replaced under this limited warranty become the property of BOMBARDIER.
4. EXCLUSIONS — ARE NOT WARRANTED
• Normal wear and tear items;
• Labor, parts and lubricant costs of all maintenance services;
• Damage caused by failure to provide proper maintenance and/or storage, as
described in the “1999 BOMBARDIER ATV Operator's Guide”;
• Damage resulting from improper repairs, modifications or use of non-approved
parts or, repairs done by a non-authorized BOMBARDIER ATV dealer;
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• Damage resulting from abuse, misuse, neglect or racing.
• Damage resulting from accident, fire, theft, vandalism or any act of God;
• Incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind as but not
limited to towing charges, telephone calls or taxi; and
• Damages resulting from improper service or maintenance.
5. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other legal rights
which may vary from state to state, or province to province. WHERE APPLICABLE, THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY GIVEN AND ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF
ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Neither the distributor, any authorized BOMBARDIER ATV dealer nor any other person has been authorized to make any affirmation, representation or warranty other
than those contained in this warranty, and if made, such affirmation, representation
or warranty shall not be enforceable against BOMBARDIER or any other person.
In no event shall BOMBARDIER be liable for special, consequential or incidental
damages, including but not limited to loss of use and transportation costs. Some
states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation or exclusion may not apply.
BOMBARDIER reserves the right to modify this warranty at any time, being understood that such modification will not alter the warranty conditions applicable
to the BOMBARDIER ATV sold while this warranty is in effect.
6. CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
a) In the event of a controversy or a dispute arising in connection with this BOMBARDIER LIMITED WARRANTY, BOMBARDIER suggests that you try to resolve the issue at the dealership level. We recommend discussing the issue
with the authorized dealer's service manager or owner.
b) If further assistance is required, the DISTRIBUTOR's Service Department
should be contacted in order to resolve the matter.
c) If the issue has still not been resolved, please submit in writing your complaint to:
IN CANADA:
IN U.S.A.:
BOMBARDIER
RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS
SNOWMOBILES AND ATV
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER
VALCOURT QC J0E 2L0
BOMBARDIER MOTOR
CORPORATION OF AMERICA
RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS
SNOWMOBILES AND ATV
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER
P.O. BOX 8035
7575 BOMBARDIER COURT
WAUSAU WI 54402-8035
Tel: (450) 532-5000
Tel: (715) 848-4957
BOMBARDIER
RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS
SNOWMOBILES AND ATV
OCTOBER 1998
® Registered trademark of Bombardier Inc. and/or affiliates.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Why must my vehicle be registered with the factory? After all, I do have my
original invoice as proof of when I purchased my vehicle.
A: Registration is very important and an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer
must register your vehicle with Bombardier Inc. Make sure the card has
been sent. All of this will allow you to:
a) Have warranty work performed at any authorized Bombardier ATV dealer in North America. Your registration card will provide the dealer with
all the necessary data to complete warranty claim forms.
b) Be advised by Bombardier Inc. should there be a safety recall or a particular warranty campaign.
c) Be contacted much faster by the police, in the event that they find your
vehicle subsequent to a theft.
Q: Why must my vehicle be registered with the governing body having jurisdiction over vehicle use?
A: Vehicle registration has two purposes: In many provinces or States, it is
mandatory to register a vehicle in the same way as for a car. It allows the
State or province to maintain records of existing vehicles. In some juridictions, governmental agencies use part of the registration fees for establishing and maintaining trails.
Q: Where can I find information on the lubrication and maintenance of my vehicle?
A: In the Operator’s Guide provided with the vehicle at the time of delivery.
Q: Will the entire warranty be voided or cancelled, if I do not operate or maintain
my new vehicle exactly as specified in the Operator’s Guide?
A: The warranty of the new vehicle cannot be “Voided” or “Cancelled” if
predelivered by an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer. However, if a particular failure is caused by operation or maintenance other than is shown in
the Operator’s Guide, THAT failure may not be covered under warranty.
This includes service work performed by the customer, oil and filter
change and especially the critical adjustments such as the carburetor.
Q: Would you give some examples of abnormal use or strain, neglect or abuse
which may affect the limited warranty coverage?
A: These terms are general and overlap each other in some cases. Some
specific examples may include: running the engine out of oil, operating the
vehicle with a broken or damaged part which causes another part to fail,
and so on. If you have any specific questions on operation or maintenance,
please contact an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer for advice.
Q: What costs are my responsibility during the warranty period?
A: The customer’s responsibility includes all costs of normal maintenance
services, non-warranty repairs, accidents and collision damage, as well as
oils, and spark plugs, and incidental or consequential damages costs as
explained in the warranty.
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Q: Are “Genuine” Bombardier replacement parts used in warranty repairs also
covered by the limited warranty coverage?
A: Yes. When installed by an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer, any “Genuine” Bombardier part used in warranty repairs assumes the remaining
warranty that exists on the vehicle.
Q: If I sell my vehicle within the warranty period, will the new owner qualify for
the balance of the limited warranty coverage?
A: Yes, provided the re-sale has been registered with the manufacturer.
Q: How can I receive the best owner assistance?
A: The satisfaction and goodwill of the owners of Bombardier products are
of primary concern to your ATV dealer and Bombardier Inc. Normally, any
problems that arise in connection with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be handled by your Dealer’s Sales or Service Departments. It is recognized, however, that despite the best intentions of
everyone concerned, misunderstandings will sometimes occur. Frequently, complaints are the result of a breakdown in communications and can
quickly be resolved by a member of the dealership management. If the
problem already has been reviewed with the Sales Manager or Service
Manager, contact the Dealer Principal himself or the General Manager.
We are always pleased to receive your comments on the Bombardier ATV.
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LOCATION OF THE IMPORTANT LABELS
The following labels are on your ATV. If missing or damaged, they can be replaced
free of charge. See an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
4
5
3
2
1
6
11
9
10
7
8
V01A0OL
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4
V01M04Y
5
V01M05Y
V01M01Y
2
6
V01M06Y
V01M02Y
7
3
V01M03Y
V01M07Y
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V01M08Y
9
V01M09Y
10
V01M05Z
11
V01M0BY
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HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR ATV
The main components of your vehicle
(engine and frame) are identified by
different serial numbers. It may sometimes become necessary to locate
these numbers for warranty purposes
or to trace your vehicle in the event of
loss. These numbers are required by
the authorized Bombardier ATV dealer
to complete warranty claims properly.
No warranty will be allowed by Bombardier Inc. if the engine identification
number (EIN) or vehicle identification
number (VIN) is removed or mutilated
in any way. We strongly recommend
that you take note of all the serial numbers on your vehicle and supply them
to your insurance company.
Engine and Vehicle
Identification Number
Location
1
2
V01A0UY
1. EIN (Engine Identification Number)
2. VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
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CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENTS
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9 11 10 12 9
6
8
5
1
13
14
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V01L1WL
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4 3
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V01L1YL
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18
15
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WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death.
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NOTE: This section gives basic functions of the various controls of your
ATV. For more details of how to operate one control in conjunction with
some others, refer to OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS in this Operator's Guide
and Safety Handbook.
1
2
1) Throttle Lever
Located on the right side of handlebar.
When pushed, it increases the engine
speed that allows the engagement of
the transmission on the selected gear.
When released, the engine speed
should return automatically to idle and
the vehicle will gradually slow down.
2
3
V01I02Y
1
1. Throttle lever
2. To accelerate
3. To decelerate
2) Front Brake Lever
Located on the right side of handlebar.
When compressed, the brake is applied. When released, it should automatically return to its original position.
Braking effect is proportional to the
force applied on the lever and to the
type and condition of the terrain. The
front brake will have also an effect on
rear wheels through the drive train.
See the note at rear brake lever below for additional information.
V01I03Y
1. Brake lever
2. To apply brake
3) Rear Brake Lever
Located on the left side of handlebar.
When compressed, the brake is applied. When released, it should automatically return to its original position.
Braking effect is proportional to the
force applied on the lever and to the
type and condition of the terrain.
NOTE: Using the rear brake will have
also an effect on front wheels because
they are interconnected through the
drive train. As on other wheeled vehicles, the vehicle weight is transferred
to the front wheels when braking. To
obtain greater stopping efficiency, the
brake system applies more strength
to the front brakes. This will affect vehicle handling and steering control
when braking vigorously. Take it into
account when braking.
2
V01I04Y
1. Brake lever
2. To apply brake
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4) Brake Lever Lock
5) Transmission Lever
Located on left side of handlebar on
rear brake lever. When applied, it prevents the vehicle from moving. Useful
when the brake needs to be locked for
example such as doing a K-turn.
Located on the left side of steering column. A 5-position lever: P, R, N, H and L.
To change the transmission position,
completely stop vehicle then move lever to the desired position while pulling lever upward. Do not force lever. If
unable to shift, gently apply throttle to
move ATV and try again.
WARNING
Always use the brake lever lock
and engage the PARK position on
the transmission lever when the
vehicle is not in operation.
WARNING
Make sure parking device is fully
disengaged before operating the
ATV.
When you ride the vehicle, the prolonged use of brakes may cause
damage to the brake system and
cause loss of braking capacity
and/or fire.
To engage mechanism: Squeeze brake
lever and maintain while moving lever
lock with a finger. Brake lever is now
compressed and applying rear brakes.
2
1
V01I05Y
1. Brake lever lock
2. To apply parking device
To release mechanism: Squeeze brake
lever. Lever lock should automatically return to its original position. Brake lever
should return to rest position. Always release parking device before riding.
P/N 704 900 108
2
N
1
V01I06Y
1. Transmission lever
2. To change position
CAUTION: Always completely stop
the vehicle and apply the brake prior
to moving the transmission lever.
P: Parking
This position locks the transmission to
help prevent vehicle movement. Always use when the vehicle is not in
operation. In some circumstances, it
may be necessary to rock the vehicle
back and forth to move the gears in
the transmission to allow the park to
be set.
R: Reverse
This allows the vehicle to go backward. The vehicle speed is limited.
WARNING
Before moving vehicle in reverse,
ensure the path behind is clear of
obstacles or bystanders. Remain
seated.
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N: Neutral
This position disengages the transmission to allow manual vehicle movement or towing.
H: High gear
This selects the transmission in a
high-gear range. It is the normal riding
position. It allows the vehicle to reach
its maximum speed.
L: Low gear
This selects the transmission in a lowgear range. It is the working position.
It allows the vehicle to move slowly
with the maximum traction and power.
Refer to Electric Gear Shift Button
below for gear shifting.
The gear position is displayed with indicator lights. Refer to Electric Gear
Shift Button below.
6) Electric Gear Shift
Button
The lower the gear, the slower the vehicle speed and the higher the gear,
the higher the vehicle speed.
Engine must be running to allow gear
change.
The button must be released then
pressed again to perform another gear
shift.
There are 5 gears in each reverse, high
and low gear positions.
7) Start/Stop Button
Located on left side of handlebar. Dual
function switch.
To start engine, press and hold the
button. Release immediately after engine is started.
To stop engine, fully release throttle
lever then press the button. It is not
necessary to hold the button.
1
Located on left side of handlebar.
When pressing on the upper face, it
shifts the transmission to the next
higher gear. When pressing on the
lower face, it shifts the transmission
to the next lower gear.
2
V01I07Z
1. Start/stop button
NOTE: While engine can be stopped
by turning ignition key OFF, we recommend the engine be stopped by pressing the start/stop button.
V01I07Y
1
1. Gear shift button
2. Press here to upshift
3. Press here to downshift
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3
8) Headlight Dimmer
Switch
Located on left side of handlebar. Toggle type switch. It allows selection of
headlight intensity.
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If all lights flash continuously, it indicates a damaged sensor (gearbox). Although the vehicle can still be operated in this condition, downshifting may
increase engine “braking”. Drive
slowly. See an authorized Bombardier
ATV dealer as soon as possible.
1
V01I070
1
1. Headlight dimmer switch
9) Indicator Lights Cluster
NOTE: When first turning switch to
ON (either position), all indicator lights
will turn on for a brief moment. This
validates their operation. Thereafter,
only the lights that are activated will
remain on (Reverse or Neutral, gear
position and engine indicator lights). If
all lights flash, it indicates a particular
malfunction of the transmission or the
electrical system. See an authorized
Bombardier ATV dealer as soon as
possible.
Gear Position Display
Located on left side of cluster. It lights
up to indicate the gear position whenever the ignition switch is turned on
when the transmission lever is NOT in
PARK or in NEUTRAL position (either
engine running or not).
If all lights flash while shifting gear, it
indicates the shifting is not completed
yet. Simply wait until the shifting completes or retry the shift with the gear
shift button.
V01I08Y
1. Gear position display
Other Indicator Lights
Located on right side of cluster. They
light up to monitor different functions.
If REVERSE and NEUTRAL lights flash
simultaneously, while setting the
transmission lever, it indicates the
selection is not completed yet. The
gears in the transmission are not properly aligned. Simply retry to move the
transmission lever. If it does not work,
try rocking the vehicle back and forth
to move the gears in the transmission
then retry.
If all lights flash continuously, it indicates a damaged sensor (sub-transmission). Although the vehicle can still
be operated in this condition, downshifting may increase engine “braking”. Drive slowly. See an authorized
Bombardier ATV dealer as soon as
possible.
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4 3
1
2
10) Speedometer
Located in center of cluster. It indicates the speed of the vehicle either in
km/h or MPH. The speedometer is
backlit every time the ignition switch
is turned on (either position).
V01I08Z
1.
2.
3.
4.
Engine
High intensity
Reverse
Neutral
Engine
Dual function light. When continuously on, it indicates a low oil pressure
condition of the engine. When flashing, it indicates the engine is overheating.
This light turns on when the ignition
switch is turned on and remains on until engine is running.
CAUTION: If the light does not turn
off right after engine starting, stop
engine. See an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer. Do not use the vehicle until repaired.
If engine overheats, refer to Engine
Overheat in SPECIAL PROCEDURES.
High Intensity
When the indicator light is ON, it indicates the high intensity is selected on
the headlights.
Reverse
When lit, it indicates the transmission
is engaged in reverse.
Neutral
When lit, it indicates the transmission
is in neutral position.
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V01I080
2
3
1
1. Speedometer
2. Odometer/trip meter
3. Display selection button
Odometer/Trip Meter
Combined LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) display. Odometer records the
total distance traveled in either kilometers or miles. The trip meter records
the distance traveled either in kilometers or miles until it is reset. The last
right digit indicates the tenth of a kilometer or a mile. It can be used to approximately monitor the fuel tank
range or distance between two locations for instance.
Display Selection Button
The odometer always appears when
turning the ignition switch ON (either
position). To change the display to the
trip meter, momentarily press the button on the speedometer.
To reset the trip meter, push and
HOLD button until all numbers read
zero (while in trip meter selection).
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NOTE: While engine can be stopped
by turning ignition key OFF, we recommend the engine be stopped by pressing the start/stop button.
V01I09Y
PRESS ONCE TO SWITCH FROM ODOMETER
TO TRIPMETER OR VICE VERSA. PRESS AND
HOLD TO RESET WHILE IN TRIP METER SELECTION
11) Ignition Switch
Located at bottom of cluster.
Key-operated, 3-position switch: OFF,
ON with lights and ON without lights.
Auto Shut-Down
If for some reason, the engine is not
started within 3 minutes approximately, the MPEM (Multi-Purpose Electronic Module) will shut down to cut all
electrical system functions. Simply
turn the key to OFF then to ON to regain normal use.
12) Choke Knob Lever
Located at bottom of cluster. This device features a 3-position lever to ease
cold start.
V01I0AZ
V01I0AY
1
1
1. Ignition switch
Insert key in switch and turn to the desired position. To remove key, turn key
to OFF then pull it out.
The ON with lights position, turns on
all lights with either the engine running or not. The headlights automatically dim to low intensity. Remember
that having the lights on without the
engine running discharges the battery.
Always turn ignition to OFF after engine has been stopped.
1
1. Choke knob lever in the OFF position
V01I0BY
1. Position 1
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A
E
B
D
V01I0CY
V01L0IY
1. Position 2
Position OFF is for normal use with a
warm engine. Position 1 and 2 will be
used depending on the temperature.
Position 2 applies more choke for lowest temperature.
13) Fuel Tank Cap
Unscrew counterclockwise and remove cap to allow fuel tank filling then
fully tighten clockwise.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
C
Empty
1/4
1/2
3/4
Full
15) Fuel Valve
Located on left side panel under front
part of seat. 3-position rotary valve:
OFF, ON, RES. Rotate the knob to
align its pointer with ON, OFF or RES.
WARNING
Never use an open flame to check
fuel level.
14) Fuel Gauge
Located under cluster, the gauge
shows an approximate amount of the
fuel in tank.
V01F01Y
1
1. Align this pointer toward the desired
position
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OFF
Stops fuel supply to carburetor.
CAUTION: Turn valve to OFF position when ATV is not being operated or when transporting.
ON
Allows fuel to flow to carburetor. This
is the normal position for operation of
the vehicle.
RES (RESERVE)
When fuel is exhausted in the fuel
tank when in the ON position, an
emergency supply of fuel is available
by turning the knob to RES. The reserve contains approximately 30% of
the fuel tank capacity. Use only this
position when the ON supply is empty.
When down to the reserve, refuel as
soon as possible. Ensure to turn the
valve back to the ON position after refuelling.
CAUTION: Improper opening of fuel
valve will restrict the flow of fuel.
Make sure valve is fully opened
while running.
16) Rear Brake Pedal
Located on the right footpeg. When
pressed down, the brake is applied.
When released, it should return to its
original position. Braking effect is proportional to the force applied on the lever and to the type and condition of
the terrain.
NOTE: The brake will have also an effect on front wheels through the drive
train.
1
V01K01Y
1. Rear brake pedal
17) Rewind Starter Handle
The rewind starter handle is provided
as an emergency starting device.
Follow the usual starting procedure
but use the rewind starter instead of
the electric starter.
Located on left side panel under front
part of seat. Auto-rewind type. To engage mechanism, pull handle slowly
until a resistance is felt then continue
to slowly pull the handle until the compression stroke peak (strong rotating
resistance) is overpassed then, pull
vigorously. Slowly release handle.
V01L06Y
1
1. Rewind starter handle
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18) Footpeg
Located on footrest. Use this area to
maintain your feet stable.
It also contains the Operator’s Guide
and Safety Handbook that should be
kept in a waterproof bag and remain
with the vehicle at all times.
1
WARNING
Never leave any heavy or loose
breakable objects in the storage
basket. Always latch cover before
riding. If storage cover is removed
to provide greater carrying area,
ensure that cargo is secured and
will not “fly out” when riding at
speed on rough terrain. Slow
down.
V01K01Z
1. Footpeg
19) Storage Compartment
Located in front of vehicle. Convenient location to carry personal articles
such as an a helmet, spare spark
plugs, first aid kit, etc. Unlatch cover,
gently lift then remove cover.
The compartment is equipped with a
drain plug under the tool box. Remove
plug to allow draining when necessary. Reinstall plug when finished.
2
Tool Box
Located in storage compartment. The
tool box contains tools for basic maintenance, the Operator’s Guide and the
Safety Handbook.
20) Seat Latch
Located underneath rear end of seat.
It allows the removal of seat to give
access to engine compartment.
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1
V01L07Y
1. Removing cover
2. Tool box
V01L0AY
1. Seat
2. Seat latch
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Seat Removal
Pull latch upward while gently lifting
rear of seat. Continue lifting movement until you can release the front retaining devices then completely remove seat.
Seat Installation
Place seat to allow the insertion of the
U-shaped bracket over the rollers.
Gently slide the brackets over rollers
then lower seat. When seat rests in its
position, firmly push seat down to
latch.
Refer to SPECIFICATIONS for carrying
loads and cargo weight distribution
recommendations.
22) Air Duct
Located on rear fenders. They force
the flow of air to cool radiator.
CAUTION: Do not place anything
over air intake ducts.
23) Trailer Hitch
Located on rear axle. Convenient hitch
to install a ball to tow a trailer or other
equipment. Install the proper ball size
as per trailer manufacturer recommendations. Refer to SPECIFICATIONS for carrying loads and towing
recommendations.
2 1
V01L0BY
1. U-shaped bracket
2. Rollers
V01L0NY
WARNING
Periodically verify the seat lock
pin and tighten if needed. Make
sure seat is securely latched before riding.
21) Front/Rear Cargo
Racks
Located on top of chassis at front and
rear. Convenient racks to carry gear.
WARNING
Ensure to properly secure material to rack. Do not overload. Ensure
load does not interfere with visibility and/or steering. Do not carry
passenger(s).
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1. Trailer hitch
WARNING
Ensure to install the proper ball
size that matches the equipment
you will tow.
Follow manufacturer instructions for
proper attachment.
24) Radiator Cap
Located at rear of rear panel. It provides access to the radiator filling
neck.
Pull the protector cap to give access to
the radiator cap. When finished, properly reinstall radiator cap then protector cap.
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V01L0FY
1
V01L0EY
2
1. Protective cap
2. Power outlet
2
1. Protector cap
2. Radiator cap
25) 12-Volt Power Outlet
It is located on left side of cluster.
Convenient for handheld spotlight or
other portable equipment.
Remove cap to use. Always reinstall
protective cap after use to protect
against weather.
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1
Do not exceed the rating capacity. See
SPECIFICATIONS.
An auxiliary supply is available to connect additional accessories through a
connector at the rear of vehicle. See
an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer
for more details.
26) Fuses
The electrical system is protected
with fuses. Refer to MAINTENANCE
for details.
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LIQUIDS
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death.
This section specifies the recommended liquids and procedures to
check their levels. Refer to MAINTENANCE for procedures to replace the
liquids.
Fuel
Recommended Fuel
Use regular unleaded gasoline or gasohol containing less than 10% of ethanol or methanol, available from most
service stations. The gasoline used
must have an octane number of 87
((R + M)/2) or higher.
NOTE: In most service station, pump
o c t a n e n u m b e r co r r e sp o n d s t o
(R + M)/2 octane number. Usually a
sticker can be found on the pump.
CAUTION: Never experiment with
other fuels. The use of unrecommended fuel can result in vehicle
performance deterioration and damage to critical parts in the fuel system and engine components.
CAUTION: Never mix oil with fuel.
This ATV has a 4-stroke engine. Oil
must be added to engine base only.
Engine/Transmission Oil
Recommended Oil
Always use 4-stroke mineral-based
engine oil that meets or exceeds the requirements for API service classification SF, SG or SH. Always check the API
service label on the oil container to be
sure it includes the letters SF, SG or SH.
Only use high-quality high-detergent oil.
NOTE: The same oil lubricates both
engine and transmission. Do not use
synthetic or semi-synthetic oil. They
affect the clutching calibration.
CAUTION: For proper operation of
the clutching system, do not use
special oil additives. Do not use unrecommended types of oil.
Oil Viscosity
SAE 10W40 is recommended for general use.
Other viscosity should be used if the
average temperature is outside the
range of the recommended oil. See
chart below.
Fuel Level
WARNING
Never top up the fuel tank before
placing the vehicle in a warm area.
As temperature increases, fuel expands and may overflow. Fuel is
flammable and explosive under
certain conditions. Always wipe
off any fuel or oil spillage from the
vehicle.
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°C
°F
60
140
SAE 20W50
SAE 15W50
SAE 15W40
SAE 10W40
SAE 10W30
SAE 5W30
50
40
80
20
60
10
40
0
-10
-30
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100
30
-20
V01A0VL
120
20
0
-20
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Oil Level
CAUTION: Check level frequently
and refill if necessary. Do not overfill.
Operating the engine/transmission
with an improper level may severely
damage engine/transmission. Wipe
off any spillage.
2
4. Add oil up to upper mark if required.
5. To add oil, remove seat then unscrew filler cap. Use a funnel to
avoid spillage. Do not overfill.
6. Properly reseat dipstick, reinstall
and tighten filler cap then reinstall
seat.
Engine Coolant
Recommended Coolant
Always use ethylene-glycol antifreeze
containing corrosion inhibitors specifically for internal combustion aluminum engines.
Cooling system must be filled with
water and antifreeze solution (40%
water, 60% antifreeze).
Coolant Level
V01C02Y
1
WARNING
LH SIDE OF ENGINE
1. Dipstick
2. Filler cap
With vehicle on a level surface and engine not running, check the oil level as
follows:
1. Pull dipstick out and wipe clean.
Check coolant level with engine
cold. Never add coolant in cooling
system when engine is hot.
Remove seat.
1
V01C03Y
MAX
1. Pull out dipstick
2. Reinstall dipstick until it bottoms.
3. Remove and check oil level. It
should be between lower and upper marks.
MIN
V01L0LY
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With vehicle on a level surface, liquid
should be between MIN. and MAX.
level marks of coolant reservoir.
NOTE: When checking level at temperature lower than 20°C (69°F), it
may be slightly lower than MIN. mark.
Add coolant up to MAX. mark if required. Use a funnel to avoid spillage.
Do not overfill.
Properly reinstall and tighten filler cap
and reinstall seat.
NOTE: A cooling system that frequently requires coolant is the indication of leaks or engine problems. See
an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
•MIN•
V01K04Y
Rear Brake Fluid Reservoir
Brake Fluid
Recommended Fluid
Always use brake fluid meeting the
specification DOT 4 only.
CAUTION: Never use other type of
oil such as mineral-based or synthetic oil.
Fluid Level
With vehicle on a level surface, check
brake fluid in reservoir for proper level.
It should be above MIN. mark.
Add fluid as required. Do not overfill.
Clean filler cap before removing.
CAUTION: Use only DOT 4 brake
fluid from a sealed container.
NOTE: A low level may indicate leaks
or worn brake pads. See an authorized
Bombardier ATV dealer.
Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
Turn steering in the straight-ahead position to ensure reservoir is level.
Visually inspect lever boot condition.
Check for cracks, tears etc. Replace if
damaged.
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- MAX -
- MIN V01K03Y
Battery Electrolyte
Recommended Liquid
It is recommended to use distilled water.
Electrolyte Level
Place the vehicle on a level surface.
Check electrolyte level by the rear left
inner fender. Use a flashlight if necessary. Do not use an open flame.
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The electrolyte should be between
lower and upper marks. If level is low,
remove battery from vehicle to add
distilled water.
1
Battery
Removal
Disconnect negative BLACK cable first
then positive cable.
UPPER LEVEL/NIVEAU SUPÉRIEUR
LOWER LEVEL/NIVEAU INFÉRIEUR
WARNING
Always respect this order for disassembly; disconnect BLACK negative cable first. Electrolyte or fuel
vapors can be present in engine
compartment and a spark may ignite them and possibly cause personal injuries.
Remove the holding straps.
Pull out vent tube from frame.
Remove battery from vehicle being
careful not to tilt it so that electrolyte
flows out of vent tube.
WARNING
Electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous. Avoid contact with eyes,
skin and clothing. Wear protective
eyeglasses and a suitable pair of
non-absorbent gloves when removing the battery by hand.
V01G03Y
1. Upper mark
Properly retighten caps.
Installation
Reinstall battery in vehicle. Fasten battery and make sure to reinstall the
vent tube.
WARNING
Connect positive RED cable first
then negative cable. Always connect RED positive cable first.
NOTE: Place the positive RED cable
between holding straps and battery.
CAUTION: Should any electrolyte
spillage occur, immediately wash
off with a solution of baking soda
and water.
Refilling
Place battery on a level surface.
Unscrew caps and add distilled water
up to upper mark as required. Do not
overfill.
V01G05Y
1
1. Cable between battery and strap
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BREAK-IN PERIOD
Engine
A break-in period of 10 operating
hours is required before running the
vehicle at full throttle.
CAUTION: Never mix oil with fuel.
This vehicle has a 4-stroke engine.
Oil must be added to engine base
only.
During this period, maximum throttle
should not exceed 3/4. However,
brief full acceleration and speed
variations contribute to a good
break-in. Continued wide open throttle accelerations, prolonged cruising
speeds and engine overheating are
detrimental during the break-in period.
10-Hour Inspection
As with any precision piece of mechanical equipment, we suggest that
after the first 10 hours or 30 days after
the purchase, whichever comes first,
your vehicle be inspected by an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer. This inspection will give you the opportunity
to discuss the unanswered questions
you may have encountered during the
first hours of operation.
The 10-hour inspection is at the
expense of the vehicle owner.
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PRE-OPERATION CHECK
WARNING
The pre-operation check is very
important prior to operating the
vehicle. Always check the proper
operation of critical controls, safety features and mechanical components before starting. If not done
as specified here, severe injury or
death might occur.
• Check tire pressure and condition.
• Check wheels and bearings for
wear and damage.
• Check location of controls and ensure they work properly.
• Verify steering operates freely.
• Activate throttle control lever several times to ensure it operates
freely. It must return to idle position
when released.
• Activate the brake levers and foot
pedal to make sure the brakes fully
apply. Levers and pedal must fully
return when released.
• Ensure transmission lever is working then reset in PARK position.
• Check operation of ignition and
start/stop switches, headlights,
dimmer switch, taillight, brake light
and indicator lights.
• Check fuel, oil and coolant levels.
• Check for oil leaks on the engine/
transmission and drive train components.
• Ensure fuel valve is in fully open position (ON).
• Clean headlights and taillight.
• Ensure front storage cover compartment is properly latched.
• Ensure seat is properly latched.
• If you transport cargo, respect load
capacity. Ensure cargo is properly
secured to the racks.
• If you are pulling a trailer or other
equipment, ensure it respects the
tongue capacity and towing capacity. Ensure trailer is properly secured
to hitch.
• Look and feel for loose parts while
engine is off. Check fasteners.
• Ensure the path of travel is free of
persons and obstacles.
• Drive forward slowly a few feet and
apply all brakes individually to test
them.
Correct any problem you may have
found. See an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer as necessary.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
General
1
Engine can be started in any gear
(from 1 to 5).
Transmission lever must be on PARK
or NEUTRAL to allow engine starting.
For your convenience, an override
mode allows to start the engine with
the transmission lever in any position.
Press and hold any brake lever while
pressing the start button.
Initial Cold Starting
Insert key in ignition switch and turn to
ON.
Move the choke lever to position 2
and start the engine.
1
V01I0BY
1. Position 1
Press start/stop button and hold until
engine starts.
WARNING
Do not apply throttle while starting.
V01I0CY
1. Position 2
NOTE: In severe cold weather, colder
than - 20°C (- 4°F) you may need to
turn the choke on and off a couple of
times to position 1 once engine is
started. Overusing choke may flood
engine and make it hard to start. Refer
to SPECIAL PROCEDURES if it occurs.
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Release start/stop button immediately
when engine has started.
CAUTION: Do not hold start/stop
button more than 30 seconds. A rest
period should be observed between
the cranking cycles to let starter cool
down. Pay attention not to discharge battery.
As soon as the engine starts, move
the lever to position 1. After a few
seconds, move the choke lever to
OFF and release brakes.
Warm Engine Starting
Start the engine as explained above
but without any choke. If the engine
will not start after two 5-second attempts with the electric starter, move
choke lever to position 1. Start the engine without activating the throttle lever. As soon as the engine starts,
move the choke lever to OFF.
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Emergency Manual
Starting
Manual start is provided in the event
electric start does not work.
If the engine indicator light is turned
off, it indicates the electrical system is
in the auto shut-down mode. Turn the
ignition key OFF then ON to reactivate
it.
Follow the same procedure as starting
procedures above except use the rewind starter to start instead.
1
V01C01Y
1. Grasp manual starter handle firmly and crank
engine
Stopping the Engine
Release throttle and completely stop
the vehicle.
Apply the parking device.
Shift to 1st gear.
Set transmission lever in PARK position.
Press the start/stop button
Turn key in ignition switch to OFF.
Remove key from ignition switch.
Shifting the Transmission
Let engine idle to warm up.
Apply brakes and select the desired
gear range H/L.
NOTE: The brake must be applied
when the transmission lever is engaged in the park position. Shift to 1st
gear.
Release brakes.
CAUTION: Make sure parking device is fully disengaged before operating the ATV.
Gradually press the throttle lever to increase engine speed and thus engaging the centrifugal clutch.
When vehicle speed increases, slightly release throttle lever while pressing
the electric gear shift button to upshift
one gear then release button and
press throttle lever again to continue
the acceleration. Repeat until the last
gear if desired or until vehicle speed
you want is attained.
NOTE: While any throttle position can
be used during shifting, it is recommended to slightly release the throttle
position during upshifting.
Reverse the sequence to downshift.
Using the Reverse
CAUTION: When changing from
forward to reverse, or vice-versa, always completely stop the vehicle
and apply the brake prior to moving
the transmission lever.
The same procedures as Shifting the
Transmission above apply except for
the following.
Set the transmission lever in REVERSE
position.
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SPECIAL PROCEDURES
Park Release
In some rare occasions, the transmission may be locked in the PARK position and the driver cannot operate the
vehicle.
If this occurs, do the following:
– Apply the parking device.
WARNING
If the parking device is not applied,
the vehicle could move down
when the park will be released.
– Fully turn steering on RH side.
– Use the special tool in toolbox. Ensure to completely close the tab of
the tool.
1
2
2
1
V01B06Y
1. Use the special tool
2. Pin
V01B03Y
1
1. Close tab
2. Curved tip
– Use the curved tip of the tool to
push the park pin downward to release the transmission lever hole
WHILE moving the transmission lever away the park position. See illustrations.
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– Re-store the special tool in the toolbox.
– Release the parking device.
Flooded Engine
When the engine does not start after
several attempts, the engine may be
fuel flooded. Proceed as follows.
Turn ignition switch to ON and ensure
choke is not applied.
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Ensure the transmission lever is in
PARK.
Fully press throttle lever and hold
while starting the engine. Try several
times.
As soon as the engine starts, release
throttle lever. Do not race engine.
If it does not work:
Disconnect spark plug cables.
Clean the spark plug area then remove
spark plugs (tools are supplied in tool
box).
Crank engine several times. Install
clean dry spark plugs if possible.
Start engine as explained above. If engine continues to flood, see an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
Engine Overheat
If engine overheats and indicator light
starts to flash, try the following:
Ensure air ducts are not obstructed.
Check radiator fins. See Maintenance
section.
Reduce vehicle speed but try to keep
vehicle moving to supply air to radiator. If engine is still overheating after
approximately one minute, stop vehicle and set transmission to PARK. Successively apply and remove choke a
few times while varying throttle position. Then, fully apply choke and stop
engine.
Inspect radiator area and clean as necessary. Check coolant level and refill if
possible.
Let engine cool down.
See an authorized Bombardier ATV
dealer as soon as possible.
Post-Operation Care
When vehicle is used in salt-water environment (beach area, launching/
loading boats etc.), rinsing the vehicle
with fresh water is necessary to preserve vehicle and its components.
Metallic parts lubrication is highly recommended. Use BOMBARDIER LUBE.
This must be performed at the end of
each operating day.
When vehicle is operated in muddy
conditions, rinsing the vehicle is recommended to preserve vehicle and its
components and to keep lights clean.
Emergency Shifter
If the shifting system is not operational, you may use the emergency
shifter. It allows to change the transmission gear when the vehicle is not
in motion. You set the desired gear
once then go back home while the
transmission remains in this gear. No
gear change can take place since the
shifting system is not operational. The
shifter shaft end is located on rear side
of engine.
Place transmission on PARK position.
Remove seat.
– Use the special key in the tool box
to rotate the emergency shifter.
Open the tab of the tool approximately at a right angle (90°). Insert
the screwdriver included in the tool
box at the end of the special tool so
that it can be used as a handgrip.
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1
A
2
1
V01B02Y
3
1. Insert the screwdriver here as a handgrip
A. Open tab at a right angle (90°)
WARNING
The exhaust pipe can be very hot.
Wear gloves and/or allow exhaust
pipe to cool.
Insert the tool to the end of the shifter
shaft.
V01E05Y
1. Use screwdriver as a handgrip
2. Pull to downshift
3. Push to upshift
NOTE: The 2nd or 3rd gear is recommended.
Remove the special tool. Close the tab
of the tool. Replace tool and screwdriver in tool box.
Replace seat.
1
V01C08Y
1. Emergency shifter shaft. Insert special tool
here
Pull special tool upward to downshift
and push downward to upshift. Place
the gear in the desired position.
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Storage and Preseason
Preparation
When a vehicle is not in use for more
than one month, proper storage is a
necessity.
See an authorized Bombardier ATV
dealer for proper procedures.
When using your ATV after storage, a
preparation is required. See an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer for proper
procedures.
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MAINTENANCE CHART
✔
✔
CUSTOMER
✔
Transmission oil strainer cleaning
ENGINE/
TRANSMISSION
✔
DEALER
Engine mount fasteners
✔
✔
DEALER
Exhaust system/spark arrester
✔
✔
DEALER
Condition of seals
✔
✔
Coolant level
✔
✔
DEALER
CUSTOMER
✔
DEALER
Cooling system condition
✔
✔
DEALER
Radiator cap pressure test
✔
✔
Radiator condition/cleanliness (air ducts and radiator fins)
✔
✔
✔
Clutch and transmission operation
✔
✔
DEALER
DEALER
CUSTOMER
✔
Air filter and foam replacement
DEALER
CUSTOMER
Rewind starter rope condition
CUSTOMER
Fuel lines and connections
✔
✔
DEALER
Carburetor adjustment
✔
✔
DEALER
Spark plugs inspection/replacement
✔
✔
Battery electrolyte level and vent condition
✔
✔
DEALER
CUSTOMER
✔
DEALER
Wiring harnesses, cables and lines
✔
✔
DEALER
Condition of ignition switch and start/stop switch
✔
✔
DEALER
Condition of lighting system
(HI/LO intensity, brake light, etc.)
✔
✔
DEALER
Headlight beam aiming
✔
✔
CUSTOMER
Drive shaft boot inspection and protector condition
✔
Battery connections and vent condition
✔
CUSTOMER
Drive shaft joint inspection
Rear propeller shaft joint lubrication (grease fitting)
Wheel bearing condition
Front differential and rear axle oil level, seals and
vent condition
Front differential and rear axle oil replacement,
seals and vent condition
✔
DEALER
✔
DEALER
✔
DEALER
✔
Front propeller shaft joint lubrication (grease fitting)
DRIVE TRAIN
DEALER
✔
Air filter cleaning/draining
ELECTRICAL
CUSTOMER
➁
Engine head fasteners
Coolant replacement
FUEL SYSTEM
TO BE
PERFORMED BY
✔
Engine/transmission oil and filter replacement
EVERY 100 HOURS
OR ONCE A YEAR
EVERY
25 HOURS
Engine/transmission oil level
LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE CHART
EVERY
50 HOURS
INITIAL 10-HOUR
INSPECTION ➀
Refer to MAINTENANCE section of Shop Manual for more details.
✔
DEALER
✔
DEALER
✔
DEALER
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TO BE
PERFORMED BY
✔
DEALER
Choke condition
✔
✔
DEALER
Steering system mechanism
✔
✔
EVERY
50 HOURS
DEALER
✔
EVERY
25 HOURS
✔
Throttle condition
LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE CHART
INITIAL 10-HOUR
INSPECTION ➀
EVERY 100 HOURS
OR ONCE A YEAR
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Handlebar fastener tightness
STEERING/
CONTROL
SYSTEMS
✔
Tie rod ends
Tire pressure
✔
Wheel mount tightness and stud lubrication
✔
Front wheel alignment and steering adjustment
SUSPENSION
✔
CUSTOMER
✔
✔
Wear and condition of tires
Brake fluid level front/rear
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BRAKE
✔
Brake cable adjustment
✔
CUSTOMER
DEALER
DEALER
Engine compartment
✔
✔
Skid plate condition
✔
✔
Fastener condition/tightness
DEALER
✔
✔
CUSTOMER
✔
DEALER
CUSTOMER
✔
CUSTOMER
✔
Seat latch
DEALER
CUSTOMER
✔
Frame condition
BODY/FRAME
DEALER
✔
✔
Brake system condition (discs, hoses etc.)
Hitch/trailer ball condition (if installed)
DEALER
✔
✔
Brake pad condition
DEALER
DEALER
✔
Brake fluid replacement front/rear
Brake cable condition
CUSTOMER
CUSTOMER
Swing arm condition
Shock absorber condition
DEALER
DEALER
CUSTOMER
Front storage compartment cover latch condition
✔
CUSTOMER
Vehicle cleaning and protection
✔
CUSTOMER
➀ To be performed by an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
➁ Required every 5 years only.
NOTE: Some riding conditions and hauling loads may result in requiring more
frequent maintenance. See a Bombardier ATV dealer. Some items are part of the
pre-operation checks and must always be performed prior to operating the vehicle.
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death.
WARNING
Unscrew drain plug.
Unless otherwise specified, engine should not be running for all
maintenance procedures.
WARNING
Should removal of a locking device
(e.g. lock tabs, self-locking fasteners, etc.) be required when undergoing disassembly/assembly,
always replace with a new one.
1
The following covers the maintenance
items that can be made by the customer if desired. Other items found in
maintenance chart must be performed
by an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
Lubrication
Among other things, this section gives
the procedures to replace the liquids.
Refer to LIQUIDS for procedures to
check levels and refill.
Oil Change and Oil Filter
Replacement
Oil and filter are to be replaced at the
same time. Oil change should be done
with a warm engine.
WARNING
The engine oil can be very hot.
Wait until engine oil is warm.
Ensure vehicle is on a level surface.
Clean the drain plug area.
Remove dipstick.
Place a drain pan under the engine
drain plug area.
V01A0AY
1. Oil drain plug
Wait a while to allow oil to flow out of
oil filter.
Carefully unscrew oil filter and as soon
as it can be removed from the engine,
turn it upright. Discard filter.
NOTE: Be sure that the old filter Oring is removed.
Use Bombardier oil filter only. See an
authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
CAUTION: Only use Bombardier
high pressure filter. The Bombardier
filter is specifically designed for this
engine. This filter does not operate at
the same pressure as other brands.
Using a non-recommended filter may
cause serious engine/transmission
damage.
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Lubricate the O-ring on the filter with
engine oil. Install the new filter then
screw one full turn after O-ring contact.
Wipe out any oil spillage on engine.
Change gasket on drain plug. Clean
gasket area on engine and drain plug
then reinstall plug. Refill engine at the
proper level with the recommended
oil. Refer to SPECIFICATIONS for capacity.
Start engine and let idle for a few minutes. Ensure oil filter area and drain
plug areas are not leaking.
Stop engine. Wait a while to allow oil
to flow down to crankcase then check
oil level. Refill as necessary.
Dispose oil as per your local environmental regulations.
Other Components
CAUTION: Do not lubricate throttle
and brake cables.
Occasionally, wheel nuts should be removed to apply anti-seize lubricant on
studs to ease further removal. This is
particularly important when vehicle is
used in salt-water environment or in
mud. Remove one nut at a time, lubricate then retorque.
Maintenance
Engine/Transmission
NOTE: Valve adjustment is not required
on this engine.
Periodically check the engine, the radiator area and the air ducts for cleanliness. Ensure air ducts are unobstructed to allow air flow going to the radiator.
An access hole is available to inspect
the radiator condition and to give access for cleaning.
Remove seat.
Push on the center of the access plug
while pulling on the edge and remove
plug.
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1
2
3
V01L2AY
1. Access plug
2. Push in center and pull edge
3. Radiator fins
Inspect radiator fins. They must be
clean, free of mud, dirt, leaves and any
other deposit that would prevent the
radiator to cool properly.
Remove the deposits as much as you
can with your hands. If water is available in proximity, try rinsing the radiator fins.
If available, use a garden hose to rinse
the radiator fins.
WARNING
Never clean radiator with your
hands when it is hot. Let the radiator cool down before cleaning.
CAUTION: Be careful not to damage
the radiator fins when cleaning. Do
not use any object/tool that could
damage the fins. The fins are purposely thin parts to allow efficient cooling.
When hosing, use low pressure only.
Properly reinstall access plug and seat.
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Spark Arrester
The muffler must be periodically purged
of accumulated carbon.
WARNING
Fuel System
Air Filter Cleaning/Draining
Periodically inspect air filter box drain
plugs for water or deposits.
Never run engine in an enclosed
area. Never perform this operation
immediately after the engine has
been run because exhaust system
is very hot. Make sure that there
are no combustible materials in
the area. Wear eye protection and
gloves. Never stand behind the vehicle while purging exhaust system. Respect all applicable laws
and regulations.
Select a well-ventilated area and make
sure the muffler is cool.
Place transmission on PARK position.
Remove the clean-out plug from muffler.
1
3
2
V01F04Y
1. Air filter box
2. Drain plugs
3. Clamp
V01C05Y
1 2
1. Clean-out plug
2. Muffler
Block the end of muffler with a shop
rag and start engine.
Momentarily increase engine RPM
several times to purge accumulated
carbon out of the muffler.
Stop engine and allow muffler to cool.
Reinstall the clean-out plug.
NOTE: If vehicle is used in dusty area,
inspect more frequently than specified in maintenance chart.
If water/deposits are found, squeeze
and remove the clamps. Pull drain
tubes out.
CAUTION: Do not start engine when
water is found in the drain tubes.
When water/deposits are found, the air
filter must be inspected/dried/replaced
depending on its condition.
Remove air filter as explained below.
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Air Filter Removal
Remove seat.
Release clamps and remove air filter
box cover.
1
1
2
V01F07Y
1. Air filter
1
V01F05Y
1. Release clamps
2. Lift to remove
Remove air baffles, air filter and foam.
1
V01F08Y
1. Foam
V01F06Y
1. Air baffle
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Clean inside of air box.
Wash air filter and foam with warm
water and mild detergent as necessary.
Squeeze foam to remove excess water. Let dry air filter and foam thoroughly.
If air filter element or foam is dirty, replace with a new one.
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CAUTION: Never remove or modify
any component in the air box. Always use genuine parts when replacing air filter and foam. The engine
carburetion is calibrated to operate
specifically with these components.
Otherwise, engine performance degradation or damage can occur.
NOTE: Slight dust may be cleaned using a low-pressure airgun. Blow compressed air backward of operating air
flow.
Properly reinstall removed parts in the
reverse order of their removal.
Fuses are identified by a number located beside the fuse.
1
4
2
5
3
6
1
15
2
15
3
15
4
15
5
20
6
30
V01G02Y
1. Ignition system
2. Accessories (power outlet and auxiliary
supply)
3. Solenoids
4. Fan
5. MPEM (Multi-Purpose Electronic Module)
6. Charging system
Electrical
Battery
WARNING
Never charge a battery while installed in vehicle.
Clean battery post with a wire brush.
Apply dielectric grease on post to protect against oxidation.
Bulb Replacement
Always check light operation after replacement.
Headlights
Remove sealed beam.
Fuses
If a fuse is damaged, replace it by one
of the same rating.
CAUTION: Do not use a higher rated
fuse as this can cause severe damage.
Fuses are located in engine compartment on LH side of battery.
V01A02Z
1
1. Remove screws and lift up the sealed beam
cover
Properly reinstall removed parts in the
reverse order of their removal.
V01G04Y
2
1
1. Battery
2. Fuse holder
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Adjust beam aiming as follows:
Turn knobs to adjust beam height and
side orientation to your convenience.
Adjust both headlights evenly.
Indicator Light Replacement
If one LED is burnt in the indicator light
cluster, see an authorized Bombardier
ATV dealer for replacement of the light
cluster.
Speedometer Bulbs
Each bulb can be replaced individually.
Proceed as follows:
Remove the screw on each side of the
steering cover.
Remove the choke knob lever.
3 1
V01A02Y
2
1. Headlight
2. Beam height adjustment
3. Beam side adjustment
Taillight Bulb Replacement
Unscrew lens screws to expose bulb.
Push bulb in and hold while turning
counterclockwise to release.
Install the new bulb by first pushing in
while turning clockwise.
2
1
2
2
1
V01A01Y
1. One screw on each side
2. Remove the choke knob lever
V01L0HY
1. Lens
2. Screws
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Pull up the steering cover.
Remove the two nuts under speedometer and unplug the connector.
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1
1
V01I0DY
1. Pull bulb out
2
V01G06Y
1. Remove the two nuts
2. Unplug the connector
Using a small screwdriver, pry cap out
to expose bulb socket.
Reinstall new bulb using long nose pliers. Turn bulb socket clockwise to
lock.
Drive Train
Drive Shaft Boot/Protector
Inspection
Visually inspect drive shaft protectors
and boot conditions. Check protectors
for damage or rubbing against shafts.
Check boots for cracks, tears, leaking
grease etc. Repair or replace damaged
parts as necessary.
V01I0EY
1
2
1. Speedometer
2. Pry cap out
Insert a small screwdriver in socket
slot and turn counterclockwise until
stopped.
Use small long nose pliers to pull bulb
out or carefully pry out using a small
screwdriver.
2
1
V01L1XY
1. Drive shaft protector
2. Drive shaft boots
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Tires/Wheels
Tire Pressure
WARNING
Tire pressure greatly affects vehicle handling and stability. Underpressure may cause tire to deflate
and rotate on wheel. Overpressure
may burst the tire. Always follow
recommended pressure. Since tires
are low-pressure types, a manual
pump should be used.
Check pressure when tires are “cold”
before using the vehicle. Tire pressure
changes with temperature and altitude. Recheck pressure if one of
these conditions has changed.
For your convenience, a pressure
gauge is supplied in tool box.
TIRE PRESSURE
RECOMMENDED
MINIMUM
FRONT
REAR
48 kPa
(7 PSI)
38 kPa
(5.5 PSI)
45 kPa
(6.5 PSI)
35 kPa
(5 PSI)
V01A0BY
At installation, it is recommended to
apply anti-seize lubricant on threads.
Gently tighten nuts in a criss-cross
sequence then apply a final torque of
75 N•m (55 lbf•ft).
Although the tires are specifically designed for off-road use, a flat may still
occur. Therefore, it is recommended
to carry a tire pump and a repair kit.
Tire/Wheel Condition
Check tire for damage and wear. Replace if necessary.
Do not make a tire rotation. The front
and rear tires have a different size. The
tires are directional and their rotation
must be kept in a specific direction for
proper operation.
Wheel Removal
Loosen nuts then lift vehicle. Place a
support under vehicle, as shown. Remove nuts then remove wheel.
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1
V01A08Y
1. Taper side of nut
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Wheel Bearing Condition
Push and pull the wheels from the upper edge to feel the play. See an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer if
there is any play.
Skid Plate Condition
Check tightness of fasteners and condition of plate for cracks or other damage. Properly retighten fasteners as
necessary and have skid plate replaced if damaged.
Hitch/Trailer Ball Condition
Check tightness of fasteners and
tightness/condition of trailer ball. Properly retighten as necessary and replace ball if worn.
V01A0MY
Brake
Front Brake
The front brakes are hydraulic disc
types. These brakes are self-adjusting
and require no adjustment.
Suspension
Inspect shock absorber for oil leaks
and fasteners for tightness. See an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer as
necessary.
Body/Frame
Engine Compartment
Check engine compartment for any
damage and leaks. Ensure all hose
clamps are properly secured and no
hose is cracked, kinked or otherwise
damaged.
Inspect muffler, battery and reservoir
fastening devices. Check electrical
connections for corrosion and tightness.
Replace or have damaged parts repaired.
Fasteners
Check fastener condition and tightness on the vehicle. Retighten as required.
Seat Latch
Remove seat and check latch mechanism and pin for wear. See an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer for parts
replacement if damaged.
Front Storage Compartment
Latch
Check latch condition. See an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer for parts
replacement if damaged.
Vehicle Cleaning and
Protection
Painted parts which are damaged
should be properly repainted to prevent rust.
When required, wash the body with
hot water and soap (only use mild detergent). Apply non-abrasive wax.
CAUTION: Never clean plastic parts
with strong detergent, degreasing
agent, paint thinner, acetone, etc.
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CARGO AND TRANSPORTATION
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death.
Cargo
WARNING
The vehicle handling, stability and
braking distance are affected when
loading racks and using the vehicle.
Correct loading and weight distribution are therefore important. Never overload, tow or carry cargo
improperly. Always ensure the cargo is safely secured and properly
distributed on the rack(s) before operating the vehicle. Safely reduce
speed according to terrain conditions when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance
for breaking. Always secure cargo
as low as possible on the rack(s) to
reduce the effect of a higher center
of gravity. Failure to follow the recommendations here could cause
changes in vehicle handling which
could lead to an accident resulting
in severe injuries including the possibility of death. For more information, see the Safety Handbook.
When cargoing vehicle, respect these
maximum loads.
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TOTAL LOAD ALLOWED:
220 kg (485 lb)
(includes driver, all other loads
and added accessories)
80 kg (175 lb)
Includes rear
rack and
tongue load
45 kg (90 lb)
Includes front
rack and storage
compartment
V01L0VZ
Transportation
When transporting a vehicle, secure
vehicle to trailer with suitable tiedowns. Using ordinary ropes is not
recommended.
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Place the fuel valve to OFF position.
Select the PARK position and set the
parking device.
Secure the vehicle to front by the front
bumper and rear by the frame.
CAUTION: Attaching vehicle at other locations may damage the vehicle.
V01A09Y
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOM: Engine does not turn
Possible causes
What to do
1. Ignition switch is in the OFF
position.
Place switch in the ON position.
2. Transmission is not set on the
PARK or NEUTRAL.
Set transmission either in PARK or in NEUTRAL or
use the override mode.
3. Burnt fuse.
Check MPEM supply fuse and solenoids fuse.
4. Weak battery or loose
connections.
Check charging system fuse. Check connections and
terminals condition. Have the battery checked.
Contact an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
SYMPTOM: Engine turns over but fails to start
Possible causes
What to do
1. Burnt fuse.
Check ignition fuse condition.
2. Mixture not rich enough to start
cold engine.
Check fuel tank level and check starting procedure,
particularly use of the choke.
3. Flooded engine (spark plugs wet
when removed).
Refer to SPECIAL PROCEDURES.
4. No fuel to the engine
(spark plugs dry when
removed).
Check fuel tank level; turn fuel valve to ON (also try
on RES). A failure of the fuel pump or carburetor may
have occurred. Contact an authorized Bombardier
ATV dealer.
5. Spark plug/ignition (no spark).
Check ignition fuse condition. Remove spark plugs
then reconnect to spark plug caps. Check that ignition
switch is at the ON position. Start engine with spark
plugs grounded to engine away from spark plug
holes. If no spark appears, replace spark plugs. If
trouble persists, contact an authorized Bombardier
ATV dealer.
6. Engine compression.
As the engine is pulled over with the rewind starter,
“cycles” of resistance should be felt as piston goes
past top dead center. If no pulsating resistance is felt,
it suggests a major loss of compression. Contact an
authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
SYMPTOM: Engine lacks acceleration or power
Possible causes
What to do
1. Fouled or damaged spark plug.
Check item Engine turns over but fails to start.
2. Lack of fuel to engine.
Check item Engine turns over but fails to start.
3. Carburetor adjustments.
Contact an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
4. Engine is overheating.
Check Engine Overheat in SPECIAL PROCEDURES.
If overheating persists, contact an authorized
Bombardier ATV dealer.
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SYMPTOM: Engine backfire
Possible causes
What to do
1. Faulty spark plugs (carbon
accumulation).
See Engine turns over but fails to start.
2. Engine is running too hot.
See Engine lacks acceleration or power.
3. Ignition timing is incorrect or
there is an ignition system failure.
Contact an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
4. Improper carburetor setting.
Contact an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
SYMPTOM: Engine misfire
Possible causes
What to do
1. Fouled/damaged/worn spark
plugs.
Clean/verify spark plugs and heat range. Replace as
required.
2. Water in fuel.
Drain fuel system and refill with fresh fuel.
SYMPTOM: Vehicle cannot reach full speed
Possible causes
What to do
1. Engine.
See Engine lacks acceleration or power.
2. Parking device.
Ensure brake lever lock is completely removed.
SYMPTOM: Engine indicator light irregularly flashes at idle speed
Possible causes
What to do
1. Engine idle is set too low.
Contact an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
SYMPTOM: Transmission does not shift smoothly
Possible causes
What to do
1. Engine/transmission oil level is
low.
Refill engine with recommended oil at the proper
level.
2. Transmission shifting system.
Try depressing the throttle lever more while shifting.
3. Improper oil type.
Drain oil in engine and use recommended oil only.
4. Transmission.
See an authorized Bombardier ATV dealer.
SYMPTOM: Transmission lever is hard to move
Possible causes
What to do
1. Transmission gears are in a
position that prevents the
transmission lever to work.
Rock the vehicle back and forth to move the gears in
the transmission and allow the transmission lever to
be set.
SYMPTOM: Transmission lever is hard to move away from the park
Possible causes
What to do
1. Park does not disengage.
See Park Release in SPECIAL PROCEDURES.
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SPECIFICATIONS
BOMBARDIER TRAXTER
VEHICLE MODEL NUMBER
7400
ENGINE
Type
511 BOMBARDIER-ROTAX, 4 stroke. Longitudinal mount,
liquid cooled, OHV
Number of cylinder
Single cylinder
Number of valve
2 valves with hydraulic lifters (no adjustment)
Displacement
498 cc (30.3 cu. in)
Compression ratio
9:1
Lubrication
Wet sump with replaceable oil filter (lubrication of engine
and transmission simultaneously)
Oil filter
BOMBARDIER-ROTAX
Decompressor
Automatic
Exhaust system
Nelson, stainless steel, USDA approved
TRANSMISSION
Clutch
1 centrifugal and 1 multi-disc hydraulicaly controlled
Transmission
Dual range (HI-LO) with park, neutral and reverse.
5 speeds. Electronically controlled hydraulic shift.
Limited vehicle reverse speed
COOLING
Type
Liquid cooled
Radiator
Rear mounted with thermostatic fan
CARBURETION
Mikuni BST34. Constant depression type with manual
choke
Carburetor make and type
Idle speed
± 50
1050 RPM
Low-speed screw adjustment
± 1/8
1
Fuel pump make and type
Mikuni, external (vacuum-operated)
ELECTRICAL
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Magneto generator make and type
Denso, 400 W @ 6000 RPM
Ignition type
IDI (Inductive Discharge Ignition)
Ignition timing
Not adjustable
Engine RPM limiter
7500 RPM (any gear in forward)
Vehicle speed limiter
15 km/h (9 MPH) in reverse
Spark plug make and type
NGK DR8EA
Number of spark plug
2
Spark plug gap
0.6 to 0.7 mm (0,024 to 0,027 in)
Battery
12 V, 19 A (21 A, optional). Electrolyte type battery
Starting system
Electric start and manual rewind starter. Start in any gear
(with brake applied)
Headlight
2 x 55 W, H4703
Taillight and stop light
8/27 W, 1157
Pilot lamp cluster
LEDS, 3 V approx.
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FUSES
Ignition (no. 1)
15 A
Accessories (no. 2)
15 A (power outlet and auxiliary supply)
Solenoids (no. 3)
15 A
Fan (no. 4)
15 A
MPEM (Multi-Purpose Electronic
Module) (no. 5)
20 A
Charging system (no. 6)
30 A
DRIVE TRAIN
Front differential
Shaft driven/single auto-lock differential (shear pump)
Rear axle
Shaft driven/solid axle
SUSPENSION
Front
Rear
Type
Independent suspension — double A-arm
Travel
178 mm (7 in)
Type
Rigid swing-arm
Travel
190.5 mm (7.5 in)
TIRES
Pressure
Size
Front
48 kPa (7 PSI) recommended, 45 kPa (6.5 PSI) minimum
Rear
38 kPa (5.5 PSI) recommended, 35 kPa (5 PSI) minimum
Front
635 OD x 203 W x 305 ID mm (25 x 8 x 12 in)
Rear
635 OD x 254 W x 305 ID mm (25 x 10 x 12 in)
WHEELS
Size
Front
305 dia. x 165 W mm (12 in x 6.5 in)
Rear
305 dia. x 203 W mm (12 in x 8 in)
Wheel nut torque
75 N•m (55 lbf•ft)
BRAKES
Front
Brembo hydraulic, 2 discs
Rear
Brembo hydraulic, 1 disc
Parking
Park through transmission. LH brake lever includes a lock
LOADING CAPACITY
Front rack
40 kg (90 lb) includes front storage tray
Rear rack
80 kg (175 lb) includes tongue load
Total vehicle load allowed
220 kg (485 lb) includes driver, all other loads and added
accessories
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
540 kg (1200 lb)
Towing capacity
500 kg (1100 lb)
Tongue capacity
14 kg (30 lb) included with rear rack
Front storage tray
10 kg (22 lb) included with front rack
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DIMENSIONS
Dry mass
343 kg (755 lb)
Overall length
2071 mm (81.5 in)
Overall width
1194 mm (47 in)
Overall height
1143 mm (45 in)
Wheel base
1296 mm (51 in)
Wheel track
Front
992 mm (39 in)
Rear
940 mm (37 in)
Turning radius
3.3 m (11 ft)
Toe-in adjustment
Ground clearance
0 mm (0 in)
Front and under
engine
Rear axle
244 mm (9.6 in)
188 mm (7.4 in)
Weight distribution (front/rear)
49/51%
LIQUIDS
Oil type (engine and transmission)
SAE 10W40, 4-stroke mineral-based engine oil.
API classification SF, SG or SH. Do not use synthetic or
semi-synthetic oil
Coolant
Ethyl glycol/water mix (60% coolant, 40% water).
Use coolant specifically designed for aluminum engines
Fuel
Differential
Type
Regular unleaded gasoline
Octane 87 (R + M)/2 or higher
Front
Synthetic polyolester oil 75W90 (API GL-5)
Rear
Synthetic polyolester oil 75W90 (API GL-5)
Hydraulic brake
Brake fluid, DOT 4
Propeller shaft joint grease
Shell, Alvania EP-2 only
CAPACITIES
Vehicle range
Approximately 10 hours depending on many factors such
as temperature, operating conditions and load
Fuel tank
20 L (5.7 U.S. gal) including approximately 6 L
(1.6 U.S. gal) reserve
Engine/transmission oil
Oil change with filter: 2.5 L (2.3 U.S. quarts).
Total: 3 L (3.2 U.S. quarts)
Coolant
Differential
2.5 L (2.2 U.S. quarts)
Front
650 mL (22 U.S. oz)
Rear
300 mL (10 U.S. oz)
OD = outside diameter
W = width
ID = inside diameter
OHV = overhead valve
dia. = diameter
LEDS = light-emitting diodes
BOMBARDIER INC. reserves the right to make changes in design and specifications and/or to make additions to, or improvements in its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on its products previously manufactured.
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SI* METRIC INFORMATION GUIDE
BASE UNITS
DESCRIPTION
UNIT
length ................................................. meter .................................
mass ................................................... kilogram .............................
force ................................................... newton ..............................
liquid ................................................... liter.....................................
temperature........................................ Celsius ...............................
pressure.............................................. kilo pascal ..........................
torque ................................................. newton-meter....................
land velocity........................................ kilometer per hour .............
PREFIXES
PREFIX
SYMBOL
MEANING
k ........................ one thousand.....................
kilo ......................
c ........................ one hundredth of ...............
centi....................
milli .....................
m....................... one thousandth of .............
micro...................
µ........................ one millionth of ..................
CONVERSION FACTORS
TO CONVERT
TO ➀
in......................................................... mm ....................................
in......................................................... cm......................................
in² ....................................................... cm² ....................................
in³ ....................................................... cm³ ....................................
ft ......................................................... m .......................................
oz ........................................................ g.........................................
lb......................................................... kg .......................................
lbf ....................................................... N ........................................
lbf•in .................................................. N•m ...................................
lbf•ft ................................................... N•m ...................................
lbf•ft ................................................... lbf•in .................................
PSI ...................................................... kPa .....................................
imp. oz ................................................ U.S. oz ...............................
imp. oz ................................................ mL .....................................
imp. gal ............................................... U.S. gal ..............................
imp. gal ............................................... L.........................................
U.S. oz ................................................ mL .....................................
U.S. gal ............................................... L.........................................
MPH ................................................... km/h...................................
Fahrenheit........................................... Celsius ...............................
Celsius ................................................ Fahrenheit..........................
hp ....................................................... kW .....................................
SYMBOL
m
kg
N
L
°C
kPa
N•m
km/h
VALUE
1000
0.01
0.001
0.000001
MULTIPLY BY
25.4
2.54
6.45
16.39
0.3
28.35
0.45
4.4
0.11
1.36
12
6.89
0.96
28.41
1.2
4.55
29.57
3.79
1.61
(°F - 32) ÷ 1.8
(°C x 1.8) + 32
.75
* The international system of units abbreviates SI in all languages.
➀ To obtain the reverse sequence, divide by the given factor. To convert millimeters to inches, divide by 25.4.
NOTE: Conversion factors are rounded off to 2 decimals for easier use.
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ATV MODEL No. _________________________________________________
VEHICLE
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (V.I.N.) _________________________________
ENGINE
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (E.I.N.) _________________________________
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (E.I.N.) _________________________________
Purchase Date
year
month
day
year
month
day
Warranty Expiry Date
To be completed by the dealer at the time of the sale
DEALER IMPRINT AREA
Please verify with your selling dealer to ensure your ATV has been registered with Bombardier Inc.
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If your address has changed, be sure to fill out and mail the card provided on this
page.
Such notification is likewise necessary for your own safety even after expiration
of the original warranty, since Bombardier Inc. will be in a position to contact you
if correction to your ATV becomes necessary.
NOTE: This card is strictly for change of address only.
✃
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
❏
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Model Name
Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.)
OLD ADDRESS: ______________________________________________
NAME
______________________________________________
NO.
STREET
APT
______________________________________________
CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
______________________________________________
COUNTRY
NEW ADDRESS: ______________________________________________
NAME
______________________________________________
NO.
STREET
APT
______________________________________________
CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
______________________________________________
COUNTRY
STOLEN UNITS
In the event that your ATV is stolen, you should notify your area’s distributor warranty
department of such.
Please provide your name, address, phone number, vehicle identification number and
date it was stolen.
Bombardier Inc. will provide a list of stolen units to all ATV dealers on a monthly basis to
aid in recovery of such units to their owners.
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STAMP
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If your address has changed, be sure to fill out and mail the card provided on this
page.
Such notification is likewise necessary for your own safety even after expiration
of the original warranty, since Bombardier Inc. will be in a position to contact you
if correction to your ATV becomes necessary.
NOTE: This card is strictly for change of address only.
✃
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
❏
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Model Name
Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.)
OLD ADDRESS: ______________________________________________
NAME
______________________________________________
NO.
STREET
APT
______________________________________________
CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
______________________________________________
COUNTRY
NEW ADDRESS: ______________________________________________
NAME
______________________________________________
NO.
STREET
APT
______________________________________________
CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
______________________________________________
COUNTRY
STOLEN UNITS
In the event that your ATV is stolen, you should notify your area’s distributor warranty
department of such.
Please provide your name, address, phone number, vehicle identification number and
date it was stolen.
Bombardier Inc. will provide a list of stolen units to all ATV dealers on a monthly basis to
aid in recovery of such units to their owners.
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WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death.
WARNING
THIS VEHICLE CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE.
A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during
routine manoeuvers such as turning and driving on hills
or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions.
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH can result if
you do not follow these instructions:
• BEFORE YOU OPERATE THIS ATV, READ THE
OPERATOR’S GUIDE, THE SAFETY HANDBOOK
AND ALL LABELS.
• NEVER OPERATE THIS ATV, WITHOUT PROPER
INSTRUCTION. Beginners should complete a
certified training course.
• NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER. You increase
your risk of losing control if you carry a passenger.
• NEVER OPERATE THIS ATV ON A PAVED
SURFACE. You increase your risk of losing control
if you operate this ATV on pavement.
• NEVER OPERATE THIS ATV ON PUBLIC ROADS.
You can collide with another vehicle if you operate
this ATV on a public road.
• ALWAYS WEAR AN APPROVED HELMET,
eye protection, and protective clothing.
• NEVER CONSUME ALCOHOL OR DRUGS
before or while operating this vehicle.
• NEVER OPERATE THIS ATV AT EXCESSIVE
SPEEDS. You increase your risk of losing control
if you operate this ATV at speeds too fast for the
terrain, visibility conditions, or your experience.
• NEVER ATTEMP WHEELIES, JUMPS, OR OTHER
STUNTS.
WARNING
Read this guide thoroughly.
It contains important safety information.
Minimum recommended operator age:
16 years old.
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