Polaris MSX 140 Owner Manual

Polaris MSX 140 Owner Manual
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Copyright 2003 Polaris Sales Inc. All information contained within this publication is based on the latest product information at the time of
publication. Due to constant improvements in the design and quality of production components, some minor discrepancies may result between
the actual vehicle and the information presented in this publication. Depictions and/or procedures in this publication are intended for reference
use only. No liability can be accepted for omissions or inaccuracies. Any reprinting or reuse of the depictions and/or procedures contained
within, whether whole or in part, is expressly prohibited. Printed in U.S.A.
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WELCOME
Thank you for purchasing a Polaris vehicle, and
welcome to our world-wide family of Polaris owners.
We proudly produce an exciting line of utility and
recreational products.
Polaris Recreational Vehicles
S Snowmobiles
S All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
S Watercraft
S RANGER utility vehicles
S Victory motorcycles
Polaris Professional Series Workmobilest
S Utility Task Vehiclest (UTVs)
S Personal Task Vehiclest (PTVs)
S All-Surface Loaders (ASLs)
We believe Polaris sets a standard of excellence for all
utility and recreational vehicles manufactured in the
world today. Many years of experience have gone into
the engineering, design, and development of your
Polaris vehicle, making it the finest machine we’ve
ever produced.
For safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle, be
sure to follow the instructions and recommendations in
this owner’s manual. Your manual contains
instructions for minor maintenance, but information
about major repairs is outlined in the Polaris Service
Manual and should be performed only by a Factory
Certified Master Service Dealer (MSD) Technician.
Your Polaris dealer knows your vehicle best and is
interested in your total satisfaction. Be sure to return to
your dealership for all of your service needs during,
and after, the warranty period. Refer to page 101 for the
part numbers of Polaris products for your vehicle.
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and Accessories (PAA), available at your Polaris
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
WELCOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
FEATURES and CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . 24
EMISSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
MAINTENANCE and LUBRICATION . . . . . 74
ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . 96
POLARIS PRODUCTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS WARRANTY 109
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
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Do Your Part
Riding your Polaris watercraft will be an enjoyable
experience for you, your family and friends, but we
must all do our part to ride safely and protect our
environment so we can continue to enjoy this sport for
many years. Please show respect for our waterways,
our wildlife and other people.
Know Your Vehicle
As the operator of the vehicle, you are responsible for
your personal safety, the safety of others, and the
protection of our environment. Read and understand
your owner’s manual, which discusses all aspects of
your vehicle, including safe operating procedures.
Take Safety Training
When you purchased your new Polaris watercraft, you
received a watercraft safety video and an owner’s
manual. Please review this information on a regular
basis. All operators and passengers should read and
understand the owner’s manual before riding.
Store the manual in a waterproof bag in one of the
storage areas on the watercraft. If the vehicle is sold,
the owner’s manual and video should remain with it.
If your owner’s manual is lost or missing, see a Polaris
dealer for a replacement.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Obey the Rules
Familiarize yourself with all boating laws and
regulations in your area. Ride only in areas approved
for personal watercraft. Avoid riding near waterfront
homes, wildlife areas, other boats and swimmers.
Respect Your Neighbors
Some people may find the sound of your watercraft
disturbing. Avoid making excessive noise when riding,
and don’t make any modifications to your watercraft
that may increase the sound or emission level.
Use Care When Refueling
When refueling in or near the water, use care to avoid
spilling fuel. If you do spill, wipe it up promptly and
dispose of the soiled towels appropriately.
Use Biodegradable Products
Choose biodegradable products for cleaning your
watercraft. Avoid environmentally harmful aerosol
sprays, and dispose of used products and containers
appropriately. Never place used oil and other
chemicals (including soiled towels) in the trash, on the
ground or down a drain. Contact your local or state
office of public works to find out how to dispose of
these wastes in your area.
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YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Age Restrictions
This vehicle is not a toy. Polaris recommends that all
operators be 16 years of age or older. Contact local
authorities to find out what the legal age requirements
are in your area of operation.
Maintenance Requirements
Follow the recommended maintenance program
outlined in your owner’s manual. This preventive
maintenance program is designed to ensure that all
critical components on your vehicle are thoroughly
inspected at specific intervals.
WARNING
Failure to follow the warnings contained in this
manual can result in severe injury or death. A
Polaris watercraft is not a toy. It’s a high
performance powerboat and can be hazardous to
operate. A collision or overturn can occur quickly
if you fail to take proper precautions. Read and
understand your owner’s manual and all warnings
before operating a Polaris watercraft.
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IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
Your watercraft’s hull and engine identification
numbers are important for model identification when
registering your watercraft, when obtaining insurance,
and when ordering replacement parts. The hull
identification number is located on the rear right-hand
boarding platform (1). The engine identification
number is located at the front of the engine near the
stator cover (2).
Record your vehicle’s identification numbers in the
spaces provided and in another location away from the
vehicle. If the vehicle is destroyed or stolen, you’ll
have the identification numbers required by insurance
and/or law enforcement.
NOTE: Check with your insurance agent about
obtaining insurance coverage for your watercraft, or
see your Polaris dealer.
Purchase Date:
1
Vehicle Model Number:
Engine ID Number:
2
Hull ID Number:
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SAFETY
Signal Words and Symbols
The following signal words and symbols appear
throughout this manual and on your vehicle. Your
safety is involved when these words and symbols are
used. Become familiar with their meanings before
reading the manual.
The safety alert symbol, on your vehicle or in this
manual, alerts you to the potential for personal
injury.
WARNING
The safety alert warning indicates a potential
hazard that may result in serious injury or death.
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CAUTION
A caution indicates a situation that may result in
damage to the vehicle.
NOTE:
A note will alert you to important information or
instructions.
CAUTION
The safety alert caution indicates a potential
hazard that may result in minor personal injury or
damage to the vehicle.
Safety Decals
SAFETY
Important warning and instruction decals have been
placed on the watercraft for your protection. Read and
follow the instructions on each decal carefully. If any
decal becomes illegible or comes off, contact your
Polaris dealer for a replacement. Any safety decal
needing replacement will be provided by Polaris at no
charge.
The warning decals summarize and highlight key
safety and operational information. Be sure to read the
entire owner’s manual for details that affect safe
operation of this watercraft.
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SAFETY
Safety Decals
The general safety/warning decal is located on the rear of the watercraft, just below the seat.
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Safety Decals
SAFETY
The collision warning decal is
located on the dash of your
watercraft.
Collisions result in more
INJURIES AND DEATHS
than any other type of accident
for personal watercraft (PWC).
TO AVOID COLLISIONS:
SCAN CONSTANTLY for people, objects and other watercraft. Be alert for conditions that
limit your visibility or block your vision of others.
OPERATE DEFENSIVELY at safe speeds and keep a safe distance away from people,
objects, and other watercraft.
S Do not follow directly behind PWCs or other boats.
S Do not go near others to spray or splash them with water.
S Avoid sharp turns or other maneuvers that make it hard for others to
avoid you or understand where you are going.
S Avoid areas with submerged objects or shallow water.
TAKE EARLY ACTION to avoid collisions. Remember PWCs and other boats
do not have brakes.
DO NOT RELEASE THROTTLE WHEN TRYING TO STEER away from
objects - you need throttle to steer. Always check throttle and
steering controls for proper operation before starting PWC.
Follow navigation rules and state and local laws that
apply to PWCs.
See Owner’s Manual for more
information.
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SAFETY
Safety Decals
The fuel warning decal is located near the fuel tank fill cap.
The capsize warning decal is located at the rear of the
watercraft, positioned upside down so the operator can
read it when the boat is capsized.
WARNING
RIGHTING CAPSIZED BOAT
S To prevent injury, do not place
hands or objects into pump inlet,
intake grate or nozzle.
S To prevent major engine damage:
Make sure engine is stopped by
pulling lanyard from engine stop
switch and turn boat to upright
position in a clockwise direction.
7073865
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SAFETY
Informational Decals
The Coast Guard exemption decal is located below the
left-hand mirror.
Located on the upper shroud near
the front compartment door:
FIRE EXTINGUISHER CONTAINER
LOCATED INSIDE
7171396
Located on the engine water manifold:
WARNING
Do Not Remove Electrical Part When
Starting Or During
Operation.
High Voltage Shock Hazard.
7075383
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions
contained throughout this manual and on your
vehicle can result in severe injury or death.
Read and understand your owner’s manual and
all warning decals before operating a Polaris
watercraft.
Any operator of a Polaris watercraft must know and
practice the following guidelines for personal safety
and the safety of passengers. Never permit a guest to
operate this watercraft unless the guest has read and
understands all warning decals and the owner’s
manual.
Operator Guidelines
This watercraft is not a toy. It’s a high performance
powerboat, and operating it requires learned and
practiced skills. All operators and passengers should
become familiar with proper operating techniques
before attempting maneuvers. Always operate the
watercraft at a speed appropriate for water conditions
and for your level of experience.
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The minimum recommended age for operators of this
watercraft is 16 years, but operators between 16 and 18
years of age may require close adult supervision. Obey
all applicable boating rules and regulations.
This watercraft does not have brakes. The watercraft is
stopped by releasing the throttle. The vehicle will
glide to a stop due to the natural drag of the water.
Allow a minimum of 300 feet (90 m) to coast to a stop
from full throttle.
Jet thrust is required to steer and turn the vehicle.
Never completely release the throttle and attempt to
turn at more than a trolling speed. The watercraft will
not turn. Practice until you’re comfortable with turning
and stopping, and be sure you’ve mastered the skills
before carrying a passenger.
Learn and observe all local, state, and federal boating
regulations and speed limits. Boating laws and
navigational rules are designed for the safety of
everyone sharing the waterways.
Operator Safety
Your Polaris watercraft is capable of towing, but please
be aware that towing can cause reduced steering
control. Be extremely careful when towing other
watercraft, skiers or objects behind this watercraft, as
they have a significant impact on handling and
steering. Observe local and state laws regarding water
skiing and towing.
Do not allow passengers to stand on the boarding
platform while the watercraft is running or in motion.
Passengers should always remain seated.
Never travel over a ski jump or attempt to jump waves,
wakes or other objects in the water. Doing so may
severely damage the watercraft and cause personal
injury due to the hard impact, a temporary loss of
visibility, possible loss of control and reduced reaction
time.
SAFETY
Always securely attach the lanyard cord (1) to the
operator’s left wrist or PFD before starting the
watercraft. If the operator falls off, the engine will
immediately lose power.
Be sure the lanyard cord is free and not wrapped
around the handlebars or controls. When the
watercraft is not in service, disconnect the lanyard
from the engine stop switch to prevent accidental
starting of the engine.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
WARNING
Failure to wear protective clothing while operating
a watercraft can result in serious injury. The jet
pump emits a forceful stream of water that can
injure body orifices. Falling off the watercraft while
operating at higher speeds may also lead to injury.
Always wear the recommended protective gear
while riding on any watercraft.
Safe Riding Gear
Always wear protective clothing when operating or
riding a personal watercraft. Consider attaching a
whistle to your lanyard to summon help in emergency
situations.
1 - Personal Floatation Device
The operator and passenger must always wear an
approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times
to prevent accidental drowning. Polaris recommends a
vest-type PFD (U.S. Coast Guard type 1, 2, or 3).
NOTE: The seat of the watercraft is not a PFD.
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2 - Eye Protection
2
Wear adequate eye protection to protect
against water spray, sun, insects and
other objects. To protect prescription 1
eyewear and sunglasses against loss
or damage, wear goggles that fit
securely over them.
3 - Suit/Shoes/Gloves
We recommend that all riders wear
a wet/dry suit and watercraft
shoes to protect against the force of
the water, as well as exposure and
unknown hazards in the water, such
as debris and hidden objects. Riding 3
gloves may also be considered.
NOTE: A helmet may provide
increased personal injury protection in some situations,
such as impact with the watercraft or during a collision
with other watercraft or an obstacle. However, a helmet
may not provide adequate protection against all
foreseeable impacts and may aggravate some injuries.
For example, if a rider falls off a moving watercraft
while wearing a helmet, the helmet could catch the
water and cause choking, severe and permanent
injuries or death. A helmet may also increase the
possibility of an accident if it reduces your visibility or
ability to hear or if its weight contributes to fatigue.
Operator Safety
Overloading the Watercraft
WARNING
Overloading a watercraft will significantly reduce
vehicle stability and control, which could result in
an accident and lead to severe injury or death.
Never allow more than the specified rider capacity
on the watercraft.
Polaris watercraft are designed to carry an operator and
up to three passengers, depending on the model. Check
the specifications section beginning on page 102 to
determine your boat’s rider capacity.
When more than one person is riding, the watercraft
handles differently,
which means that
the operator must
have enough prior
riding experience
to handle the
watercraft with one
or more passengers
aboard.
SAFETY
Fire Safety
Federal regulation requires
that all watercraft carry an
approved fire extinguisher.
The operator is responsible
for providing and
maintaining the fully
charged fire extinguisher in
the watercraft. Do not
operate the watercraft without a fire extinguisher on
board.
Stow your fire extinguisher under the front storage
compartment in the cut-out area of the flotation foam.
Know how to reach the extinguisher quickly in case of
fire, and know how to use it before you operate the
personal watercraft.
If you have any doubts about your ability to extinguish
a fire, swim away from the craft as quickly as possible.
Immediately seek help from other boaters or people on
shore.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
Weather and Darkness
Protective Apparel
Be aware of severe weather conditions. Observe
weather forecasts and conditions before venturing out,
and do not operate the watercraft when visibility is
poor and when the water is rough. Operation of the
watercraft in poor weather conditions can result in an
accident and lead to severe injury, hypothermia or
death.
Never operate the watercraft after sunset, before
sunrise or in any condition of darkness. The vehicle is
not equipped with lights, which makes it unsafe and
illegal to operate in darkness. Consult local
regulations concerning allowed hours of operation.
Always ride with another watercraft when operating in
remote areas or in large areas of open water. Carry a
flare gun on board to signal for help if necessary.
Normal swimming attire
may not provide adequate
protection while riding a
watercraft. At the rear of
the watercraft, the jet pump
emits a forceful stream of
water that can injure body
orifices, such as mouth,
eyes, ears, rectum and
vagina. In addition, falling
off the watercraft while
operating at higher speeds may lead to injury due to
impact with the water. All riders must wear wet suit
bottoms or clothing that provides equivalent
protection.
NOTE: If a passenger falls from the watercraft,
release the throttle immediately. Do not exceed idle
speed if any person is within 50 feet (15 m) of the rear
of the watercraft.
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Operator Safety
Obstacles and Shallow Water
Always be on the lookout for dangerous obstacles
above and below the water surface, especially in
shallow water. Use extra caution when riding in
unfamiliar areas.
Never ride in water that is less than two feet (60 cm)
deep, and do not operate at more than an idle speed in
water that is less than six feet deep. Colliding with an
underwater object could result in severe injury or
death. Ingesting sand into the cooling system will also
cause the engine to overheat, which could lead to
serious mechanical damage.
SAFETY
If the watercraft has been beached or has been sitting
in shallow water, clear out any sand or small rocks
before boarding and restarting the watercraft. Remove
the particles by bouncing the back of the machine up
and down in at least two feet of water. If the craft has
been beached, flush the cooling system.
CAUTION
Failure to flush the cooling system after the
watercraft has been beached could result in
serious engine damage. Always follow the
recommended flushing procedures and flush the
cooling system any time the watercraft has been
beached.
2 ft. (60cm) Minimum
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
Turning and Accelerating
Pre-Operation Check
Turning and accelerating without checking for other
boats and objects in your path can cause an accident
and result in severe injury or death. Always look
behind the watercraft and to each side before
accelerating and before making sudden turns. Always
be aware of obstacles, swimmers and other watercraft.
Quick turns or abrupt changes in speed can cause
passengers to lose their balance and be ejected from the
vehicle, which could result in injury. The operator
should always alert any passengers before making
sudden turns or changes in speed.
Always perform the pre-operation check (beginning on
page 38) before starting and riding the watercraft.
Make sure all critical components are operating
correctly. Check fuel and oil levels and all controls,
especially the throttle lever, handlebars, and steering
nozzle. Failure of these critical components can result
in an accident and lead to severe injury or death.
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Service and Maintenance
Routine service and adjustments to the watercraft are
critical for the safe operation and extended life of the
watercraft. Follow the maintenance and service
recommendations outlined in this manual.
SAFETY
Operator Safety
Jet Pump Water Intake Safety
Electrical Shock Hazard
Contact with the jet pump or driveline components of
the watercraft can result in severe injury, death or
drowning. Do not allow hands, feet, ropes, straps,
clothing or long hair to come in contact with the jet
pump water intake (1) on the bottom of the watercraft
while the engine is running.
Never insert any object into the intake or outlet (2) of
the jet pump, and never start or operate the watercraft
with the inlet grate, ride plate (3), or any guards or
shields removed.
To prevent serious injury due to accidental starter
engagement, be sure the engine is off and the safety
lanyard is disconnected before removing weeds or debris
that may have collected in or around the jet pump intake.
Never touch or remove electrical parts while starting or
during operation of the watercraft. Severe injury or
death could result from electrical shock.
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2
3
Safe Riding Position
Falling off a watercraft can result in serious injury. The
operator and any passengers should always keep both
feet firmly planted on the floorboards while the
watercraft is in motion. The passenger should face
forward and firmly hang on to the operator’s waist,
except in towing situations, when the spotter faces the
rear and uses the grab handle to hold on.
Lifting the Watercraft
Severe back injury or other injury could result from
attempting to lift the watercraft without assistance.
Never attempt to lift the watercraft without the aid of a
trailer and winch or another heavy lifting device.
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SAFETY
Operator Safety
Operator Awareness
Boating Under the Influence
A collision can cause severe injury or death. Always be
aware of other watercraft, swimmers and other
obstacles while operating the watercraft. Always
maintain a safe distance, especially if you’re an
inexperienced operator. Do not exceed idle speed if any
person is within 50 feet (15 m) of the rear of the
watercraft.
Operating any watercraft while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs could result in an accident and lead to
severe injury or death.
More than half of all the
people who drown have
consumed alcohol prior to
their accident. Even if
you’re not intoxicated, any
amount of alcohol can be a
threat to your safety and the
safety of others. The
equivalent of one beer will
impair your balance, vision,
judgment and reaction time, making you a potential
danger to yourself and others.
Do not operate any watercraft while under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
Operator Fitness
Safe operation of this rider-active craft requires good
judgement and physical skills. Persons with cognitive
or physical disabilities who operate this vehicle have
an increased risk of overturns and loss of control,
which could result in serious injury or death.
Riding personal watercraft is strenuous. All riders
should be in good physical condition. Pregnant women
should consult their physicians before riding any
watercraft.
Reboarding the watercraft in deep water can also be
strenuous. Operators and passengers should be
physically fit enough to reboard the watercraft in deep
water. Practice boarding in chest-deep water to be sure
you are physically able to reboard if the need arises.
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Operator Safety
SAFETY
Vehicle Modifications
Hypothermia
Modifications to this machine could create safety
hazards and reduce vehicle reliability as well as make
it unsafe or illegal to operate. Do not modify this
watercraft or any of its components. Any
modifications to the watercraft will void your warranty.
Your life may depend on a clear understanding of the
effects of cold water on the human body. Many
suspected drowning victims actually died from cold
exposure (hypothermia) rather than drowning.
Hypothermia can begin in water as warm as 80q F.
(27q C). It’s a condition in which the body loses heat
faster than it can produce it. Violent shivering
develops, which may give way to confusion and a loss
of body movement. Hypothermia can result in severe
injury or death in a very short time.
Operator Fatigue and Dehydration
Long hours of boating with exposure to noise,
vibration, sun, glare and wind can result in operator
fatigue and dehydration. These conditions can affect
your balance, vision, judgment and reaction time.
Fatigue and dehydration can increase your risk of an
accident resulting in bodily injury or death. Combining
alcohol consumption with this condition greatly
increases your risk of causing an accident.
Learn to recognize the early symptoms of fatigue, and
allow your body to recover by taking a break from
operating the watercraft. Drink plenty of non-alcoholic
beverages to prevent dehydration, and wear protective
riding gear to protect against exposure to weather
elements.
To avoid hypothermia:
S Dress warmly.
S Wear proper gear and stay as dry as possible.
S Seek a warm environment at the first sign of
hypothermia (mild shivering).
If you fall into the water:
S Do not discard clothing.
S While wearing your life jacket, draw your knees up
toward your chest and hold them there with your
arms in the Heat Escape Lessening Posture (HELP).
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
1. Starter Button - Depress and hold the starter button to start the engine. Release it as soon as the engine
starts. Do not depress for more than ten seconds at a
time. NOTE: The lanyard and lock plate must be attached to the engine stop switch to start the engine
2. Stop Switch/Lanyard - Push this switch down or
disconnect the lanyard plate to stop the engine quickly.
3. Safety Lanyard Wrist Cord - The lock plate end is
attached to the stop switch. The wrist band is attached to
the operator’s wrist or PFD.
4. Gauge Mode Button - This button operates the
display change for the NGI. See page 30.
5. Throttle - Squeeze the throttle lever toward the
handlebar to increase speed. Release the lever to slow
the craft and return the engine to idle.
6. Instrumentation - Instrumentation is New Generation Instrument (NGI). See pages 30-33.
7. Seat Latch - The seat latch secures the seat in position. When released, it provides access to the engine
compartment.
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8. Jet Pump Outlet Nozzle - The nozzle is the exit for
the jet output. Orientation is controlled by the handlebars
and determines the direction of craft movement.
9. Exhaust Outlet
10. Reverse Gate
11. Drain Plugs - When water gets into the bilge, it can
be drained through the drain plugs. Remove the watercraft from the water before draining the bilge. Be sure the
plugs are securely installed before launching the craft.
12. Fuel Tank Fill - The fuel fill is located under the
front compartment door.
13. Oil Fill - The oil fill is located under the front
compartment door.
14. Jet Pump Intake Grate - The grate protects the
impeller and drive shaft and protects riders from contact with components.
15. Drive Shaft - Beneath the intake grate, the drive
shaft transmits power from the engine to the impeller.
16. Ride Plate - The ride plate covers and protects the
jet pump and provides leveling control for the craft.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
1
4
2
3
5
6
10
8
7
12
13
9
14
11
11
15
16
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
1. Front Compartment Door- The door provides
access to the fire extinguisher, oil tank, fuel fill, oil fill
and main storage space.
2. Fire Extinguisher Compartment - Located under
the front compartment door and under the storage
bucket in the left side flotation foam, this compartment
provides secure storage for the fire extinguisher.
3. Handlebars - The handlebars control the orientation of the jet pump outlet nozzle, which in turn controls the direction of craft movement.
4. Console Storage
5. Seat/Engine Compartment - Removing the seat
provides access to the engine, battery, electrical box,
exhaust system, and other components.
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6. Grab Handle - The grab handle assists riders
while boarding the craft or when riding as passengers.
7. Tow Eye/Hook - Securely attach the tow rope to
this hook when pulling skiers, wake boarders and
tubes.
8. Boarding Platform/Footwell Pads - The boarding
platform assists riders while boarding. The footwell pads
are the place for the operator’s and passenger’s feet while
riding the watercraft.
9. Sponson -The sponson enhances vehicle stability
and turning ability in water.
10. Reverse Operation Handle
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
3
6
4
2
7
5
1
10
8
9
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Engine Components (under seat)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
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Battery
Engine Management Module (EMM)
Spark plugs
Air intake cover
Starter solenoid
Exhaust silencer
Exhaust pipe
Exhaust cooling water hose
Cooling water manifold
Thermostat assembly (under end of water manifold)
Spark arrestor/air filter
Engine cooling water outlet hose (under thermostat assembly)
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1
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Engine Components
4,11
5
2
1
3
12
6
10
9
8
7
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
New Generation Instrument (NGI)
Primary Functions
Speedometer
Clock
Tachometer
Engine Hourmeter
Trip Odometer
Oil Level
Fuel Level
Low Oil/Pressure/Fuel/
Battery Voltage Warnings
S High Engine Temperature Warning
S Check Engine Warning
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Accessible Functions
S Tachometer
S Engine Hourmeter
S Trip Odometer
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New Generation Instrument (NGI)
Function Overview
Speedometer
The large numeric speedometer displays vehicle speed.
The NGI receives signals via a paddle wheel located on
the ride plate and interprets them to compute actual
speed. Maximum display is 75 MPH (120 Km/H). A
higher speed will not display.
Tachometer
The NGI will display 0 to 9990 RPM in 50 RPM
increments. The gauge receives the tachometer signal
from the ECU.
Oil Level
Oil level is displayed with a 7-bar LCD graphic. Oil
levels are displayed in 1/7th increments. When the
display is 1/7th (one bar), a LOW OIL symbol and red
LED warning light will blink to alert the operator to
the low oil condition. Refill the oil tank.
CAUTION
Operating the engine without oil will result in serious
engine damage. Always add oil when the level is low.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Fuel Level
Fuel level is displayed with an 8-bar LCD graphic
(1/8th increments). When the display is down to one
bar, a LOW FUEL symbol and red LED warning light
will blink to alert the operator to refill the fuel tank.
Engine Hourmeter
The NGI retains and displays up to 999.9 hours.
Additional hours will not reset the gauge to zero. The
gauge begins to record engine hours whenever the
engine RPM is 500 RPM or higher. Memory retention
is approximately 10 years.
Clock
The NGI displays the time in the main display mode
without reference to either AM or PM.
Trip Odometer
The NGI will display accumulated miles or kilometers
traveled. Engine RPM must be at or above 500 before
the gauge will begin recording the distance traveled.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
New Generation Instrument (NGI)
Instrument Operation
DISPLAY MODE
There are three different display modes the gauge uses
to display information to the operator. The three
modes are: MAIN MODE, SPEED/TACHOMETER
MODE and NAVIGATION MODE. Press and release
the MODE button on the left handlebar control to
advance through the three modes.
MAIN MODE displays SPEED and CLOCK.
SPEED/TACHOMETER MODE displays SPEED
and TACHOMETER.
NAVIGATION MODE displays SPEED, TRIP
ODOMETER and ENGINE HOURS.
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CLOCK SET
In the main mode, press and hold the RESET button
until the hour digits flash (approximately six seconds).
Press the RESET button to advance the hour digits.
Press the MODE button to stop the hour flash and
begin the minute digits flash. Press the RESET button
to advance one minute. Press the MODE button to set
the clock and exit the clock set mode.
TRIP ODOMETER RESET
Press and hold the RESET button until the trip
odometer is reset to 000.0 miles / km.
CHANGE UNITS OF MEASURE
To toggle between English and metric units of
measure, press and hold the MODE button for ten
seconds.
New Generation Instrument (NGI)
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Display Warnings
The NGI will alert the operator to the following
conditions:
S LOW FUEL (Fuel level reaches 1/8 level.)
S LOW OIL (Oil level reaches 1/7 level.)
S LOW BATTERY VOLTAGE
(Battery voltage is at or below 10.9 vDC)
S HIGH TEMPERATURE
(Temperature is monitored by EMM)
S CHECK ENGINE
(Check engine warning is triggered by EMM)
Regardless of warning, each warning will display a
related ISO symbol on the screen and a blinking red
LED warning.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
RPM Limiter
CAUTION
A clogged intake and/or impeller can cause engine
overheating and/or damage to the jet pump and
impeller parts. Always keep the intake and/or
impeller free of debris and weeds.
Your Polaris watercraft is equipped with a device that
will limit engine revolutions per minute (RPM) if the
engine overheats. This feature is designed to help
prevent engine damage caused by engine overheating.
If the high temperature indicator and warning displays,
stop the engine immediately.
Clean the jet pump and impeller. If the cause of
overheating is identified and corrected, normal
operation can be resumed by releasing and reapplying
the throttle.
If the engine continues to overheat after cleaning the
jet pump and impeller, take the watercraft to an
authorized Polaris dealer for service.
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Enhanced Steering Performance (ESP)
Your Polaris MSX watercraft is equipped with Polaris
Enhanced Steering Performance (ESP) technology, a
system that provides enhanced maneuverability if the
operator releases the throttle but still needs steering
control.
S ESP will provide thrust if the operator releases the
throttle and turns the handlebars full left or full
right.
S ESP works when the speed of the watercraft is more
than 15 miles per hour, but not at slower speeds or
when the engine is off.
S ESP is not a substitute for safe riding techniques,
which should be followed and are described in the
labels attached to the watercraft and in the owner’s
manual.
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
Watercraft Owner’s Safety and Maintenance Manual
Watercraft Safety Video PN 9916475
Lanyard with wristband, lock plate and whistle
Tool Kit containing: wrench, flat screwdriver, Allen
wrench, spark plug wrench with Phillips head screwdriver
Contact an authorized Polaris dealer for replacement
parts and equipment. Provide part numbers when
possible.
See page 101 for a list of Polaris products for servicing
your watercraft.
S U.S. Coast Guard-approved fire extinguisher (UL
5-B:C Rating) PN 2871012
S Registration numbers (see your Polaris watercraft
dealer)
S Tow rope (for emergency use) PN 2871310
S Flare gun (for emergency use) PN 2871533
S Safety and riding gear, including approved personal
flotation devices for operator and passenger (see
your Polaris watercraft dealer)
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Accessories
Polaris has a wide range of watercraft accessories,
from wetsuits and life vests to accessory mirrors,
touring and towing gear, and performance parts.
Contact your Polaris dealer or visit
www.polarisindustries.com to see our full line of
available products.
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EMISSIONS
EPA Emissions Regulations
California Star Labels
All direct injection equipped engines manufactured by
Polaris Industries are certified to the United States
Environmental Protection Agency regulations for the
control of air pollution. For this reason, factory
procedures for servicing must be strictly followed, and
wherever practicable, returned to the original intent of
the design.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission
control devices and systems may be performed by any
marine SI engine repair establishment or individual.
Refer to the California Emission Control System
Limited Warranty beginning on page 109.
A star label has been applied to your personal
watercraft in accordance with the requirements of the
California Air Resources Board. The star label means
cleaner marine engines.
Cleaner Air and Water - for healthier lifestyle and
environment.
Better Fuel Economy - burns up to 30-40 percent less
gas and oil than conventional carbureted two-stroke
engines, saving money and resources.
Longer Emission Warranty - protects consumer for
worry free operation.
The MSX 140 HO engine has been certified as:
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California Star Labels
One Star - Low Emission
The one-star label identifies
engines that meet the Air
Resources Board’s 2001 exhaust
emission standards. Engines
meeting these standards have
75% lower emissions than
conventional carbureted
two-stroke engines. These
engines are equivalent to the
U.S. EPA’s 2006 standards for
marine engines.
EMISSIONS
Three Stars - Ultra Low Emission
The three-star label identifies
engines that meet the Air
Resources Board’s 2008 exhaust
emission standards. Engines
meeting these standards have
65% lower emissions than One
Star - Low Emission engines.
Two Stars - Very Low Emission
The two-star label identifies
engines that meet the Air
Resources Board’s 2004
exhaust emission standards.
Engines meeting these
standards have 20% lower
emissions than One Star - Low
Emission engines.
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OPERATION
Pre-Operation Inspection
Use the Pre-Operation checklist beginning on page 39
to verify that your vehicle is in proper operating
condition before each use. Procedures are outlined in
further detail on the pages following the checklist.
WARNING
If a proper inspection is not performed before
each use, severe injury or death could result.
Always inspect the vehicle as outlined in the
checklist before each use to ensure it’s in proper
and safe operating condition. See page 75 for
additional inspection information. Always remove
the lanyard from the engine stop switch before
performing the pre-operation inspection.
WARNING
Starting or operating the watercraft with a fuel
leak can result in an explosion, causing serious
injury or death. If you smell fuel in the hull of the
craft, do not start the vehicle. Take it to your
dealer immediately for inspection.
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OPERATION
Pre-Operation Inspection
Item
What To Do
Bilge
Drain water from the bilge before
putting the craft in the water.
Fuel/oil tank
levels
Check fuel/oil; add as necessary;
inspect for presence of water.
Jet pump
water intake
Inspect and remove any debris;
ensure intake grate is secure;
push rear of craft up and down in
the water to flush sand out of water intake before starting.
Throttle
Check for proper operation.
Steering
Check for proper operation; inspect control cable.
Fire extinguisher
Inspect condition/expiration date.
Storage
compartment
Check and secure latches.
Engine cover
(seat)
Remove and ventilate engine
compartment before starting
engine. Re-secure latches.
Item
Battery
Hull
Drain plugs/bilge
Loose parts/
hoses
Seat
Loose ropes/
straps/clothing/
long hair
Riding gear
Switches/buttons
Lanyard cord/
stop switch
Reverse System
What To Do
Check fluid level/condition; vent
hose must be clear and open.
Inspect hull for damage or cracks;
clean off any marine growth.
Inspect; clean; be sure each plug
is tight, secure and doesn’t leak.
Inspect for loose parts/hoses and
connections; tighten as needed.
Check and secure latches.
Be sure that there are no loose
ropes, straps, clothing, etc.;
Long hair is tied back and secured.
Check operator and passenger
for complete gear and proper fit.
Check for proper operation.
Check condition and operation.
Check for proper operation.
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OPERATION
Pre-Operation Inspection
Fuel
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
Operate this vehicle only outdoors or in
well-ventilated areas.
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under
certain conditions. Always heed the following
warnings pertaining to gasoline and fumes.
S Always remove the seat an ventilate the engine
compartment before starting the engine.
S Always check for fumes prior to starting engine.
S Always exercise extreme caution whenever
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handling gasoline.
Always refuel with the engine stopped and outdoors or in a well ventilated area.
Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks in
or near the area where refueling is performed or
where gasoline is stored.
Do not overfill the tank. Do not fill the tank
neck.
If gasoline spills on your skin or clothing, immediately wash it off with soap and water and
change clothing.
Never start the engine or let it run in an enclosed area. Gasoline powered engine exhaust
fumes are poisonous and can cause loss of
consciousness and death in a short time.
Pre-Operation Inspection
Fuel
CAUTION
Using a non-recommended fuel may cause
serious engine damage. Polaris recommends the
use of 87 octane (or higher) non-oxygenated or
89 octane (or higher) oxygenated fuel only.
Your watercraft features an oil injection system, and
it’s not necessary to pre-mix the gasoline and oil.
Refer to the specifications section beginning on page
102 for the proper fuel octane and oil requirements for
your Polaris watercraft.
WARNING
OPERATION
Refueling
Carefully remove the fuel cap.
NOTE: Keep the watercraft horizontal while fueling.
The use of a funnel or flexible spout will help avoid
gasoline spillage on the watercraft. Always wipe up
any spills immediately. Wash out the footwells with
water if fuel or oil spills in those areas.
Use fresh, seasonal gasoline that has been stored in a
clean container. For the best performance from
gasoline, purchase only what is needed for a month or
less of operation.
NOTE: If the fuel or oil levels become low, a warning
light will flash on the NGI display. Proceed to shore
and refuel.
Failure to follow proper refueling instructions can
result in fire or explosion, causing severe injury or
death.
Always stop the engine and disconnect the lanyard
from the engine stop switch before refueling.
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OPERATION
Pre-Operation Inspection
Oil
Refer to the specifications section beginning on page
102 or to page 83 for oil recommendations.
CAUTION
Mixing brands or using a non-recommended oil
may cause serious engine damage. Always use
the oils recommended for your Polaris watercraft
engine. Never mix oil brands.
The oil fill cap (1) is located
under the front compartment
door. Check the oil level
before each use of the vehicle
and add oil as necessary. Make
sure the engine is off and the
safety lanyard is removed
from the engine stop switch before adding oil.
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1
1. Place the watercraft in a level position.
2. Remove the oil fill cap and check the oil level.
3. Add the recommended oil. Fill to within several
inches of the fill hole opening. NOTE: Do not
fill all the way to the opening. Wipe up any spills
immediately.
4. Visually inspect the oil for water or foreign matter.
If either is present, see your Polaris dealer for
service.
A warning light on the NGI display will flash if oil is
low (1/8 tank or less). Add oil promptly.
CAUTION
If the engine is operated without oil, severe
damage will occur. If you discover an empty oil
tank, see an authorized Polaris dealer
immediately for service.
Severe engine damage will occur if water
becomes mixed into the oil. Always tighten the
oil fill cap securely.
OPERATION
Pre-Operation Inspection
Jet Pump Intake
1. Ride Plate
3. Drive Shaft
2. Impeller
4. Intake Grate
1
2
WARNING
Improperly connecting or disconnecting battery
cables can result in an explosion and cause
serious injury or death. When disconnecting
cables, always disconnect the negative (black)
cable first. When reconnecting, always connect
the negative (black) cable last.
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3
1. Remove the lanyard lock plate from the stop
switch and disconnect the battery cables before
inspecting the jet pump intake. Disconnect the
negative (black) cable first.
2. Carefully check the jet pump intake and remove
any weeds, shells or other debris that may restrict
the intake of water.
3. After launching, walk the watercraft into water at
least two feet (60 cm) deep and bounce the back of
the craft up and down several times to flush out
any sand and debris that may be in the pump.
CAUTION
A clogged intake or the ingestion of sand into the
cooling system will cause engine overheating and
result in jet pump or engine damage. If any
obstruction cannot be removed, have an
authorized Polaris dealer service it immediately.
Clear the pump of sand after operating in shallow
water or after beaching the watercraft.
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OPERATION
Pre-Operation Inspection
Steering
Engine and Storage Compartments
Check the handlebars
for free movement
throughout their full
range. Make sure the
jet pump outlet nozzle
changes direction as
the handlebars are
turned from left to
right and vice versa.
Be sure the handlebars and handlebar grips fit snuggly.
Visually inspect the control cable to ensure that it’s in
working condition.
If the craft is operated in salt water, spray the inside of
the hull (engine and components) with waterproof
lubricant spray after every use. See page 101 for part
numbers of Polaris products.
Throttle
Always check throttle
operation prior to
starting the engine.
Pull or squeeze the
throttle several times to
be sure the throttle lever
moves freely through its full range. It should spring
back to its original position when released.
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The engine compartment is located beneath the seat.
Be sure the seat, engine cover and front compartment
door are properly positioned and securely latched
before operating the watercraft.
Pre-Operation Inspection
OPERATION
Loose Parts
Fire Extinguisher
Inspect the watercraft for any loose nuts, bolts,
fasteners and hoses. Be sure that all hose clamps are
tight. Replace cracked or deteriorating hoses.
The operator of the
watercraft is required by law
to carry a fire extinguisher on
board. Always keep a fully
charged and working fire
extinguisher inside the
fire extinguisher holder,
which is located inside the
storage area under the front
compartment door.
A fire extinguisher is not standard equipment with this
watercraft. Contact your Polaris dealer or a fire
extinguisher dealer to purchase a U.S. Coast
Guard-approved fire extinguisher with a UL 5-B:C
rating.
Seat
To access the engine/storage
compartment, disengage
1
the rear seat latch (1).
Always remove the seat
and ventilate the engine
compartment before
starting the engine. Be
sure all seats are properly
positioned and secure
before operating the
watercraft.
NOTE: The seat is not a personal flotation device
(PFD) and will not provide life-saving flotation.
Always wear a PFD when operating or riding a
watercraft.
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OPERATION
Pre-Operation Inspection
Battery
WARNING
Causing sparks while servicing the battery or
servicing the battery when gas fumes are present
can result in an explosion, causing serious injury
or death.
Never create a spark while servicing the battery.
If you smell fuel in the craft, do not service the
battery. Take the watercraft to your dealer
immediately for inspection.
Confirm that the battery
terminal connections are
tight, and make sure the
battery is securely
fastened in its mounting
position. Inspect the battery
for leaks, and check the vent
hose for kinks or blockage.
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1
Check the battery fluid level and add only distilled
water if the level is low. Tap water contains minerals
that are harmful to a battery. Maintain the fluid level
between the upper and lower marks (1) on the battery.
Keep the battery in good condition and fully charged at
all times, as a weak battery can leave you stranded.
Never operate the watercraft with a battery that’s too
weak to start the engine or shows signs of loss of
power.
Use a trickle charger to maintain the battery’s charge
during the off season. Doing so will ensure a good
battery at the end of the storage period and a longer life
for the battery.
NOTE: The Polaris Battery Tendert battery charger
can be left connected during the storage period and
will automatically charge the battery if the voltage
drops below a pre-determined point. See your dealer
or visit our online store at www.purepolaris.com.
Pre-Operation Inspection
OPERATION
Hull
Riding Gear
Use a non-abrasive cleaner to remove any marine
growth and inspect the hull for cracks or damage. Do
not operate the watercraft if the hull is damaged.
Be sure all operators and passengers have the
appropriate riding gear, including a PFD (see page 16).
Make sure all trailing objects are securely tied back or
stowed.
Drain Plugs and Bilge
Turn each bilge drain plug (1)
counterclockwise and remove
it. Clean the plug and plug
hole of any sand and debris
before reinstalling. Do not
operate the watercraft if any
drain plug is loose or
missing.
1
When the watercraft is out of the
water, remove the drain plugs and carefully flush out
the bilge with fresh water. Allow the bilge to drain
completely. Wipe out the bilge with dry shop towels
and reinstall the drain plugs. After launching the craft,
remove the seat and check for leaks.
WARNING
Objects trailing from a person in the water or
from the watercraft can easily become entangled
in the jet pump impeller and cause severe injury
or death. Make sure long hair, straps, ropes,
clothing and similar objects are tied back and
secured.
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OPERATION
Pre-Operation Inspection
Switches/Buttons
Perform these checks while the watercraft is in the
water:
1. Check the inside of the engine compartment for
fuel or water leaks. Do not operate the watercraft
until any leaks have been repaired and the engine
compartment has been ventilated.
2. Start the engine and
let it run for a few
seconds. Remove
the lanyard lock
2
plate (1) from
the engine stop
1
switch (2) to test
operation. The
engine should stop
immediately. If it
doesn’t, press the stop switch to stop the engine.
Do not ride the watercraft. See your Polaris dealer
for service before operating the watercraft.
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3. If removing the lanyard lock plate successfully
stopped the engine in the previous step, start the
engine again and allow it to run for a few seconds.
Depress the engine stop button. If the engine
doesn’t stop immediately, remove the lanyard lock
plate to stop the engine. Do not ride the watercraft.
See your Polaris dealer for service before operating
the watercraft.
Principles of Operation
The engine is directly coupled to a driveshaft. When
running, the driveshaft rotates the impeller. The
impeller is positioned so that water is drawn up from
beneath the watercraft. The water travels through the
impeller and is accelerated, producing thrust to move
the watercraft forward. Pulling or squeezing the
throttle lever increases engine speed (watercraft speed).
Turning the handlebar pivots the jet pump nozzle
(water outlet) which controls the watercraft’s direction.
The throttle must be applied in order to turn the
watercraft.
Engine Break-in Procedure
OPERATION
CAUTION
Excessive heat build-up during the first three
hours of operation will damage close-fitted engine
parts. Do not operate at full throttle or high speeds
for extended periods during the break-in period.
Do not carry passengers during the break-in
period.
Use of any oils other than those recommended by
Polaris may cause serious engine damage.
Always use the oils recommended for your Polaris
watercraft.
The break-in period for your new Polaris watercraft is
defined as the time it takes to use the first full tank of
gasoline. No single action on your part is as important
as following the procedures for a proper break-in.
Careful treatment of a new engine will result in more
efficient performance and longer life for the engine.
Perform the following procedures carefully.
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OPERATION
Engine Break-in Procedure
CAUTION
If the engine is operated while the watercraft is in
very shallow water, sand, weeds and debris may
be sucked into the jet intake and could cause
damage to the impeller or injury to bystanders.
Ingesting sand into the cooling system will cause
the engine to overheat, which could lead to engine
damage.
Whenever starting the engine, always be sure the
watercraft is in water at least two feet (60 cm)
deep.
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1. Make sure the drain plugs are installed securely
and launch the watercraft.
2. Push the rear of the watercraft up and down several
times in the water.
3. Check the throttle for free operation.
4. Remove the seat and ventilate the engine
compartment.
5. Secure the seat, board the craft and start the
engine. Allow it to warm up for about a minute
before departing.
6. Operate the watercraft at the lowest possible speed
for the first five minutes of operation.
7. Gradually open the throttle to half speed (half
throttle).
8. Vary throttle speeds up to 3/4 speed during the
break-in period (first full tank of fuel).
Navigational Rules
This watercraft must be operated in accordance with all
navigational rules and regulations governing it and the
waterway on which it’s operated. These rules are used
and enforced internationally, as well as by the U.S.
Coast Guard and local law enforcement. Any operator
of this watercraft should be aware of these rules and
should obey them when encountering other vessels.
The following rules are condensed and are provided
only for your convenience. Consult a U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary or Department of Motor Vehicles for a
complete set of rules governing the waters where
you’ll be riding. You may also obtain this information
when registering your watercraft.
OPERATION
Right-of-way and Give-way
In nautical terms the stand-on (privileged) vessel has
the right-of-way and the give-way (burdened) vessel
must yield or give way.
Stand-on Vessel
The vessel with the right-of-way has the duty to
continue its course and speed, except to avoid an
immediate collision. By maintaining course and speed,
other vessels should be able to determine how best to
avoid interfering with its course.
Give-way Vessel
The give-way vessel is responsible for taking positive
action to stay clear of the stand-on vessel. Give-way
vessels should not cross in front of stand-on vessels.
The give-way vessel should slow down or change
direction briefly and cross behind the stand-on vessel.
The give-way vessel’s actions should be clear and
understandable by the stand-on vessel.
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OPERATION
Navigational Rules
Rule 2
Meeting Vessels
Rule 2 is “The General Prudential Rule” of the
International Rule. This rule states that all operators have
the responsibility of taking action to avoid a collision.
All vessels involved in a potential collision become
give-way vessels.
When meeting another power vessel head-on and a
collision appears likely, neither vessel has the
right-of-way. Both vessels are obligated to alter course
to avoid an accident. Keep the other vessel to your port
(left) side and take evasive action to the starboard
(right) side (1). This rule does not apply if you’ll be
clear of the other vessel by maintaining your course
and speed (2).
Encountering Vessels
There are three main situations in which you may
encounter other vessels:
S Overtaking (passing)
S Meeting (approaching another vessel head-on)
S Crossing (traveling across another vessel’s path)
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1
2
2
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Navigational Rules
OPERATION
Overtaking Vessels
Crossing Paths
If your watercraft is passing another vessel, your craft
is the give-way vessel. The other vessel is expected to
maintain its course and speed. You must not interfere
with its course of travel.
If your craft is the stand-on vessel, maintain your
course and speed until the other vessel has passed you.
When two power vessels are crossing each other’s path
close enough to run the risk of collision, the vessel
having the other on the starboard (right) side must give
way. For example, if the other vessel (4) is on your
vessel’s (3) starboard (right) side, you must give way.
If the other vessel is on your port (left) side, your
vessel is the stand-on vessel and should maintain its
course and direction. The other vessel must give way.
However, always drive defensively in case the
give-way vessel fails to give your vessel the proper
right-of-way. Always be prepared to stop quickly or
take evasive action.
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3
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OPERATION
Navigational Rules
Non-Motorized Craft
Fishing Vessel Right-of-Way
Non-motorized craft (sailboats, canoes, etc.) are
normally given the right-of-way, with the following
exceptions:
S When a non-motorized craft is overtaking a power
vessel, the power vessel has the right-of-way.
S Non-motorized craft should stay clear of fishing vessels.
S In a narrow channel, a non-motorized craft should
not interfere with the safe passage of a power vessel.
All vessels that are fishing with nets, lines or trawls are
considered “fishing vessels” under International Rules.
Vessels with trolling lines are not considered fishing
vessels. Fishing vessels have the right-of-way,
regardless of position. However, they must not
interfere with the passage of other vessels in narrow
channels.
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Navigational Rules
OPERATION
Avoid Collisions
Reading Buoys and Markers
SCAN CONSTANTLY for people, objects and other
watercraft. Be alert for conditions that limit your
visibility or block your vision of others.
OPERATE DEFENSIVELY at safe speeds, and keep
a safe distance away from people, objects and other
watercraft.
S Do not follow directly behind PWCs or other boats.
S Do not go near others to spray or splash water.
S Avoid sharp turns or other maneuvers that make it
hard for others to avoid you or understand your
course of travel.
S Avoid shallow water and areas with submerged objects.
TAKE EARLY ACTION to avoid collisions.
Personal watercraft and other boats do not have brakes.
DO NOT RELEASE THROTTLE WHEN
TRYING TO STEER away from objects. You need
throttle for proper steering. Always check throttle and
steering controls for proper operation before starting
the craft.
Follow navigation rules and all state and local laws
that apply to personal watercraft.
United States waters are marked for safe navigation
through the use of buoys and markers with various
shapes, colors, numbers and lights to guide boaters.
The same is true for waters in particular states.
Marking may vary by geographic location. Consult
local authorities before riding your watercraft in
unfamiliar waters.
Launch Ramp Etiquette
Be considerate and efficient when launching your
watercraft at a public landing. Prepare your craft in
advance, and perform all safety checks before arriving
at the landing area. Launch as quickly as possible.
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OPERATION
Launching the Watercraft
Stopping the Engine
1. Inspect the drain plugs to ensure they’re securely
installed.
2. Launch the watercraft in an area free of weeds and
debris. Make sure the craft is in at least two feet of
water before starting the engine.
3. Push the rear of the
watercraft up and
down several times
to flush out any sand
that could be trapped
in the pump.
4. Remove the seat to
ventilate the engine
compartment. Reinstall
the seat and latch
securely.
5. Carefully board the watercraft and sit down.
6. Start the engine as outlined beginning on page 57.
Do not turn off the engine until the watercraft has
stopped moving. Your craft requires engine power for
steering, so after the engine has stopped, you’ll lose all
steering control of the watercraft.
1. Release the throttle lever. When the engine has
slowed to an idle and the craft has stopped
moving, push in the stop button. The engine
should stop immediately. You may also stop the
engine by pulling the lanyard lock plate off the
engine stop switch.
2. Be sure the water is at
least two feet (60 cm)
deep when stopping
to prevent debris
from entering
the impeller or
2 ft. (60cm) Minimum
cooling system.
3. Remove the
lanyard lock
plate. Never leave
the lanyard attached to an unattended watercraft.
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OPERATION
Before Starting the Engine
Starting the Engine
Before starting the engine:
1. View the watercraft safety video provided with the
watercraft.
2. Read and understand this Owner’s Manual.
3. Be familiar with all controls and functions of the
watercraft.
4. Perform the pre-operation check found on page 39.
If you have any questions about the features or controls
of this watercraft, see your Polaris dealer.
1. Attach the lanyard wrist band (1) to your left wrist
or PFD.
2. Fasten the lanyard lock plate to the engine stop
switch on the handlebars by pushing the lock plate
around the barrel of the switch. Be sure the lanyard
is not tangled around the handlebars or controls.
NOTE: The engine will not start if the lanyard lock
plate is removed from the engine stop switch.
CAUTION
If the engine is run while the watercraft is in very
shallow water, sand, weeds and debris may be
sucked into the jet intake and could cause
damage to the impeller or injury to bystanders.
Ingesting sand into the cooling system will
cause the engine to overheat, which could lead
to engine damage.
Whenever starting the engine, always be sure
the watercraft is in water at least two feet (60
cm) deep.
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OPERATION
Starting the Engine
WARNING
Starting the engine immediately generates a
forward thrust, which could cause an unprepared
operator to fall from the machine, causing serious
injury or death. Always be seated and alert when
starting the watercraft. Never hold the throttle
open while starting.
3. Push the starter switch with your left thumb. Do
not use the throttle. As soon as the engine starts,
release the starter switch.
4. Apply just enough throttle as needed to keep the
engine running. Allow the engine to warm up for
about one minute before operating.
NOTE: If the engine was run out of fuel, it may take
two or three attempts to start the engine. Do not run
the starter for more than ten seconds at a time or
damage to the starter may result.
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If the Engine Doesn’t Start
If the engine does not start within 10 seconds, release
the starter switch. Wait 10 seconds before trying again
to avoid damaging the starter.
CAUTION
Engaging the starter improperly may cause starter
wear and eventual failure. Do not depress the
starter switch while the engine is running or while
the starter is spinning.
If the engine does not start after several attempts, refer
to the troubleshooting section of this manual,
beginning on page 96.
Boarding the Watercraft
Practice boarding the watercraft in shallow water
before riding in deep water. Any passengers should
also practice boarding in the event they must reboard
in deep water.
Boarding and Starting in Deep Water
(Operator Only)
Make sure the watercraft engine is turned off when
boarding in deep water.
1. Swim to the rear of the watercraft. Grip the
boarding handle near the rear of the seat.
2. Pull yourself up onto the boarding platform.
3. Move up to the seat and straddle it.
4. Attach the lanyard lock plate to the engine stop
switch and see that the lanyard wrist band is secure
on your left wrist before starting the engine.
OPERATION
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
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OPERATION
Boarding the Watercraft
Boarding With a Passenger
A watercraft behaves differently with a passenger on
board, requiring more operator skill. Practice operating
skills alone, before taking a passenger on board. Make
sure the watercraft engine is turned off when boarding
with a passenger.
1. The operator should board first as outlined on page
59. Attach the lanyard lock plate to the engine stop
switch and fasten the lanyard wrist band to the left
wrist or PFD. Do not start the engine yet.
NOTE: During boarding, the passenger should steady
the watercraft while the operator boards. The operator
can then help balance it while the passenger boards.
2. The passenger should move (or swim) to the rear
of the vehicle.
3. The passenger should pull him/herself on board
using the grab handle. Both operator and passenger
should try to balance the watercraft while the
passenger is boarding.
4. The operator should see that the passenger is
holding on tightly and that both feet are on the
footrests before starting the engine.
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Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Reverse Operation
WARNING
Activating reverse while the craft is moving
forward could cause loss of control and result in
damage to the watercraft or severe personal
injury to the operator or passenger(s). Do not
attempt to activate reverse while moving forward
above planing speed.
1. To activate
reverse, pull the
reverse lever all
the way up. The
lever will remain
in the full up
1
position (1).
2. Turn the
handlebars and
apply throttle carefully to maintain steering control
of the watercraft. NOTE: Engine RPM is limited
during reverse operation.
3. To return to forward operation, allow the engine to
return to idle speed, then return the reverse lever to
the forward position.
Turning the Watercraft
OPERATION
Engine thrust is required to
steer and turn the vehicle. If
you release the throttle, the
watercraft’s ability to turn
is reduced.
Your MSX watercraft is
equipped with Polaris
Enhanced Steering
Performance (ESP) technology, a system that provides
enhanced maneuverability if the operator releases the
throttle but still needs steering control. See page 34 for
more information.
High thrust makes the watercraft turn more sharply.
Lower thrust makes the watercraft turn less sharply.
Making sharp turns at high speeds may cause the
watercraft to “spin out” and may cause rider(s) to be
ejected from the watercraft. Make gradual turns when
operating at higher speeds.
Always look behind the craft before turning to avoid
collisions.
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OPERATION
Stopping the Watercraft
WARNING
Colliding with an object in the water can result in
serious injury to the operator or passengers. All
riders must keep feet, arms and hands inside the
watercraft at all times, and especially while
approaching a dock, vessel or other object. Do not
turn off the engine while approaching an object.
Engine power is required for steering.
The operator of the watercraft should practice stopping
to become familiar with the procedure. Stopping is
affected by gross weight (watercraft and rider), vehicle
speed, wind direction and water surface conditions.
The watercraft is not equipped with a brake system.
When the throttle is released, the natural drag of the
water slows and stops the watercraft.
Always keep a safe distance from other vessels,
swimmers, objects in the water and the shoreline.
Refer to local regulations about safe operating
distances for the body of water you operate on.
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Allow yourself plenty of room for stopping. When
operating at full speed (1), it could take the watercraft
as much as 300 feet (90 m) to come to a stop after the
throttle is released. This distance is approximate and is
supplied only for reference. Use good judgement and
always allow plenty of room for stopping.
300 ft. (90m)
After releasing the throttle, coast toward the desired
stopping area with the engine idling. You may need to
use the throttle again for steering control.
NOTE: Push the engine stop button before entering
shallow water to prevent sand and debris from entering
the pump and cooling system.
Beaching the Watercraft
CAUTION
Sand, pebbles, weeds and debris can enter the jet
pump and cause severe damage to components.
Ingestion of sand into the cooling system may
cause the engine to overheat and could result in
severe engine damage. Never beach the watercraft
while the engine is running. Shut off the engine
when entering water less than two feet (60 cm)
deep.
1. Slowly approach the beaching area and stop the
engine in no less than two feet (60 cm) of water.
Make sure there are no swimmers, boats or other
obstacles close to the watercraft, as it will be
impossible to turn the watercraft after stopping the
engine.
2. Dismount the watercraft and guide it to the beach.
3. Before restarting, inspect the impeller/jet pump
area for sand and debris.
OPERATION
4. Move the watercraft to at least two feet (60 cm) of
water and push the rear of the watercraft up and
down in the water to help flush sand and debris out
of the pump.
Step 2
Step 4
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OPERATION
Operating in Rough Conditions
If riding in rough
conditions, it’s possible for
the operator to hit his/her
chest or face on the
watercraft or handlebars
and be injured. If the
operator is ejected from
the craft, injuries may
make it difficult to reboard.
Operating the craft in rough water conditions is not
recommended, and it’s illegal in some states to operate
the watercraft in or near the surf line.
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WARNING
Riding the watercraft in rough water conditions
could cause loss of control, resulting in severe
injury or death to the operator and/or passenger.
Avoid riding in rough water and/or adverse weather
conditions. Do not jump waves with the watercraft.
CAUTION
Operating with excessive throttle can result in
cavitation damage to the impeller or pump. Do not
operate at high throttle settings for extended
periods while the watercraft is out of the water,
including operation in extremely rough water.
OPERATION
Towing a Disabled Watercraft
If the watercraft becomes inoperable in the water, it
can be towed by another watercraft. Before towing,
use a vice grip pliers to close off the cooling water
inlet hose (1) located at the bottom of the watercraft
hull (the hose from the pump box to the exhaust pipe).
Clamp it off as near to the T-fitting as possible. Do not
clamp off the hose beyond the T-fitting, as water will
be able to enter the exhaust system through the fitting.
1
CAUTION
Failure to clamp off the cooling water inlet hose
before towing may result in hydrolock, a condition
caused by water being drawn or forced into the
engine. Always clamp off the water inlet hose
before towing a disabled watercraft.
To tow the craft, securely attach about 20 feet (6 m) of
tow rope to the eye located on the bow. Slowly tow
the watercraft to shore. NOTE: Be sure to remove the
pliers before starting the watercraft to avoid
overheating and possible damage to the engine.
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OPERATION
Righting a Capsized Watercraft
Capsizing a watercraft is not recommended by Polaris
and should be avoided. Overturning a watercraft is not
considered the normal operation for which your vehicle
is intended.
WARNING
This watercraft does not right itself if it has been
capsized. If the operator is unable to right a
capsized watercraft, operator and passengers may
be stranded, which could lead to serious injury or
death. Follow the procedures outlined in the
owner’s manual and on the capsize decal, which is
found on the rear of the craft.
CAUTION
Failure to right a capsized craft promptly and
correctly may result in severe engine damage if
the engine is operated with air or water in the
lines. A capsized watercraft must be uprighted in
a clockwise direction as viewed from the rear. If
the watercraft has remained in a 180q (capsized)
position for more than two minutes, all fuel and oil
lines must be inspected for water and/or air.
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After righting the craft, follow the procedures for a
submerged (waterlogged) engine on page 72 to prevent
engine damage.
1. Be sure the engine is
stopped immediately
after capsizing. The
engine will overheat
if it continues to run
while the craft is
capsized.
2. Upright the vehicle
immediately by
turning it in a clockwise
direction only (as viewed from the rear).
3. Board the craft from the rear.
4. Remove the seat and bail all water from the engine
compartment.
5. Reinstall the seat, sit down and start the engine.
6. If the engine fails to start shortly after being
uprighted, make no further attempts to start it.
Severe engine damage could result. Follow the
procedures for a submerged (waterlogged) engine
on page 72.
Operating With Passengers
WARNING
Overloading a watercraft will significantly reduce
vehicle stability and control, which could result in
an accident and lead to severe injury or death.
Never exceed the load capacity for the watercraft.
Polaris watercraft are designed to carry an operator and
up to three passengers, depending on the model. Refer
to the capacity decal on your craft and the
specifications beginning on page 102 to determine your
boat’s rider capacity. Never exceed the stated capacity
for your vehicle.
When more than one person is riding, the watercraft
handles differently, which means that the operator
must have enough prior riding experience to handle
the watercraft with one or more passengers aboard. The
operator should be skilled in operation and maneuvers
before carrying any passenger.
Passengers should sit behind the operator and face
toward the bow of the watercraft. A passenger riding as
a spotter in towing situations should face the rear of
the craft and hold on to the rear grab handle.
OPERATION
All passengers should read the
owner’s manual and follow
all safety warnings.
Passengers
must wear an
approved
personal
flotation device
and other recommended safety gear. They should be
good swimmers and they should be in good physical
condition, as reboarding in deep water can be
strenuous.
A passenger should firmly hang on to the operator’s
PFD or the seat strap and keep both feet on the
footwell pads in the gunnel.
The operator should make sure any passenger is
properly seated and holding on before accelerating.
The operator should also communicate sudden
maneuvers to a passenger in advance to prevent an
ejection from the craft.
No person should operate or ride on a watercraft unless
both feet reach the footrests when sitting on
(straddling) the seat.
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OPERATION
Post Operation Maintenance
Daily Care
Remove the watercraft from the water every day to
inhibit marine organism growth on the hull.
3. Wash the hull, jet pump intake and outlet with
fresh water.
4. Remove the drain plugs to drain any water in the
bilge.
5. Remove the seat and rinse the engine compartment
with a generous amount of fresh water. After the
water has drained, wipe the engine compartment
(bilge) dry with clean towels.
1. Remove the watercraft from the water.
2. Purge residual water from the exhaust system by
starting the engine and revving it repeatedly at
partial throttle for about ten seconds until water no
longer comes out. NOTE: If the craft is towed up
or down a steep hill after removing it from the
water, this procedure may be repeated.
CAUTION
The engine may overheat and seize if operated
out of water. Never operate the engine for more
than 15 seconds. Never hold the engine at full
throttle while the watercraft is out of the water.
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6. If the craft is used in salt water, Polaris
recommends that the inside of the hull (engine and
components) be sprayed with T 9 metal protectant
after each use. See page 101.
7. Reinstall the seat.
8. Clean the drain plugs and openings and reinstall
the plugs.
9. Drain the engine and flush the cooling system. See
page 91.
Post Operation Maintenance
OPERATION
Daily Care
WARNING
Serious injury and damage to the watercraft will
result if the jet pump and impeller are cleaned while
the engine is running. Always stop the engine,
remove the lanyard lock plate and disconnect the
battery before servicing the jet pump and impeller.
10. Stop the engine and disable all starting
mechanisms. Clean the jet pump and impeller of
any weeds and debris that may have collected
during operation.
11. Inspect the area for damage. If damage is found,
see your Polaris dealer for service.
NOTE: Whenever possible, avoid operating the
watercraft in weedy areas. If it’s unavoidable, vary the
watercraft speed, as weeds tend to accumulate more
rapidly at steady and trolling speeds.
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OPERATION
Post Operation Maintenance
Temporary Storage
If the watercraft will be stored temporarily (less than
30 days), perform the daily maintenance procedures
beginning on page 68 and also perform the following
temporary storage procedures.
1. Block the seat (engine compartment) open about
1/2s (1.3 cm) to provide air circulation and to
prevent condensation from forming.
2. If the seat is saturated with water, stand it on end
and allow it to dry out. When dry, store the seat on
the craft as outlined in step 1.
3. When storing the watercraft, make sure the nose is
positioned upward at a 20_ angle for drainage.
4. Check the screen in the pump stationary nozzle for
plugging. See instructions on page 90.
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WARNING
Serious injury and damage to the watercraft will
result if the jet pump and impeller are cleaned while
the engine is running. Always stop the engine,
remove the lanyard lock plate and disconnect the
battery before servicing the jet pump and impeller.
CAUTION
Operation of the engine with the intake system
removed could result in serious engine damage.
Never operate the engine with the intake system
removed.
OPERATION
Post Operation Maintenance
Transporting The Watercraft
Do not route ropes or tie downs over the seat as they
could cause permanent damage to the seat. Protect the
watercraft body by placing padding or similar material
between the ropes or cables and the watercraft body.
Be sure the trailer matches the watercraft’s weight and
design and that it meets trailer laws and regulations in
your area.
We recommend the use of a Polaris watercraft cover
for protection from rocks and other debris while
transporting.
1. Tie the watercraft securely to the trailer at the bow
and stern. Use additional cables if necessary. There
should be no movement between the watercraft
and trailer.
2. Make sure the seat is securely latched.
OR
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OPERATION
Post Operation Maintenance
Battery
Submerged (Waterlogged) Engine
If the watercraft battery is run down, remove it and
have it recharged. Refer to battery charging
recommendations and service procedures beginning on
page 86.
If the engine becomes water-flooded, tow the craft to
shore and immediately perform the following
procedures.
WARNING
A weak battery may not be able to start the engine
and could leave you stranded, which could result in
severe injury or death. Never operate the
watercraft with a weak battery.
Anti-Corrosion Treatment
Spray all the metal components in the engine
compartment with a lubricating type rust inhibitor. We
recommend T9 metal protectant.
Apply dielectric grease on battery terminals and
connections.
NOTE: Never leave shop cloths or tools in the engine
compartment or bilge.
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CAUTION
Severe engine damage could result if the engine is
operated with air or water in the lines. If the
watercraft has remained in a 180q (capsized)
position for more than two minutes, all fuel and oil
lines must be inspected for water and/or air. Do not
attempt to start the engine.
1. Remove the watercraft from the water.
2. Remove the drain plugs, drain the water from the
bilge and bring the watercraft to an authorized
Polaris dealer for service.
NOTE: Only mechanically experienced individuals
should attempt to remove water from a waterlogged
engine. Use the procedure on page 73. All others
should take the watercraft to an authorized Polaris
dealer for service. If this is not possible, call your
Polaris dealer for further instructions.
Post Operation Maintenance
Engine Water Removal Procedure
Use the following procedure for removing water from
a submerged engine. Attempt this procedure only if
you are mechanically experienced and have adequate
assistance for lifting and supporting the watercraft.
WARNING
Accidental starting during the water removal
procedure could cause severe personal injury.
Before removing water from a submerged engine,
make sure the lanyard cord and lock plate are
removed from the engine stop switch.
1. Remove the watercraft from the water. Remove the
lanyard cord from the engine stop switch and place
the watercraft on a flat surface, allowing room to
roll it onto its side later.
2. Remove the drain plugs and drain the water from
the bilge.
OPERATION
3. Remove the seat and remove the spark plugs.
4. Tip the watercraft on its right side (to starboard)
until the spark plug holes are just below horizontal.
While assistants hold the watercraft in this
position, turn the driveshaft by hand to rotate the
engine and allow the water to run out.
5. Upright the watercraft and inspect and dry the
spark plug holes. Install new spark plugs.
6. Install the air intake.
7. Check the battery vent hose for obstructions and
drain any water from the hose.
8. Check the fuel and oil for the presence of water. If
water is present, take the watercraft to an
authorized Polaris dealer for immediate service.
Do not run the craft if water is present in the fuel
or oil.
9. Verify that no air is present in the oil line.
10. Reinstall the drain plugs and the seat.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
General Maintenance
Replace the pop-off
valve, spring and
1
seals every 100
hours.
Replace inlet and
outlet hoses and
clamps every 100
hours.
After washing the engine
compartment of the watercraft,
protect the metal components with a
T9 Metal Protectant or another
non-flammable metal protectant. Do not use flammable
sprays or protectants in the engine compartment. Do
not use petroleum based protectants or lubricants in the
engine compartment, as most are flammable and may
also deteriorate rubber components.
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Periodic Maintenance Schedule
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
NOTE: Maintenance intervals are based upon average
operating conditions. Watercraft operated in saltwater
require daily corrosion protection and engine flushing,
and more frequent maintenance and lubrication.
Fogging kits should be added to all Polaris watercraft.
The engine should be fogged if the watercraft will not
be used for more than 48 hours.
Maintenance Schedule Key
*
Perform every 15 hours or monthly when
operated in salt water.
** Perform daily when operated in salt water.
*** Spider rubber coupler, driveshaft and bearing
carrier (seals and bearing) - Perform pre-season
(annually), at 50 hours and when pump is
disassembled for maintenance.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
DESCRIPTION
ENGINE
Engine corrosion protection/fogging(daily-if used in salt water)
Cooling system flushing (daily after use in salt water)
Exhaust cooling hose screen
Exhaust hose condition
Engine mounts (replace if removed for engine service)
Thermostat/popoff valve assembly/spring
Water inlet and outlet hoses and clamps
Spark plugs/Compression test
Spark Plugs (replace every 100 hours)
Engine fastener re-torque (cyl head/cyl base, exhaust)
Oil pump adjustment
ELECTRICAL
Battery condition, fluid level
Battery vent hose condition/routing (must be clear)
Battery and starter cables(clean connections / tight)
Ground cables-condition, corrosion, fastener torque
Engine overheat warning/tone/electrical connections
Lanyard cord/engine stop switch
I - Inspect, adjust, service, replace if necessary
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A - Adjust
Pre-ride
Preseason
Monthly
or 25 hrs.
L**
I**
L
I
I/C
I
I
I/C
I
I
R
I
I
L
I
I
C - Clean
R - Replace
I
I
I
I
I
I
3 mos. or
50 hrs.
6 mos. or
100 hrs.
x
x
I/C
I
I/C*
I
I
I
I
R
R
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
Tune up
item
I
I
I
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
L - Lubricate with recommended lubricant
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
DESCRIPTION
Pre-ride
Preseason
Monthly
or 25 hrs.
R
I
Throttle cable
I
I/L/A
Fuel cap/oil cap gaskets
I
I
3 mos. or
50 hrs.
6 mos. or
100 hrs.
Tune up
item
FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel filter and oil filter
Fuel lines, oil lines, related hose clamps, check valves and hose
inspection, fuel system pressurization
Vent system (oil and fuel) check-valves; hose routing
I
Fuel system pressure/vacuum test
I
x
L
I
I
x
R
I
I
Air intake silencer
x
x
I/C
x
JET PUMP
Drive shaft/spider coupler/bearing carrier (seals, bearings)
Drive shaft shroud condition
I
I
I
I
Siphon system pick-up screens and hoses
I/C
I/C
Cooling water inlet screen/hoses, clamps
I/C
I/C
I
I
x
x
x
x
Jet pump intake grate fasteners and condition
I
Impeller condition and impeller clearance
I
Pump Sacrificial Anode
I
I
x
I/A
I/A
x
Reverse mechanism
I - Inspect, adjust, service, replace if necessary
A - Adjust
C - Clean
R - Replace
I
x
I
x
L - Lubricate with recommended lubricant
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
DESCRIPTION
Pre-ride
Preseason
Monthly
or 25 hrs.
3 mos. or
50 hrs.
6 mos. or
100 hrs.
Tune up
item
I/L
x
HULL / DECK / STEERING / CONTROLS
Steering support hub bushings/fasteners/handgrips
I/L
Steering cable
I/L/A
Steering Nozzle Bushings
I
Reverse cable inspection, lubrication
I
I/L/A
Handlebar/steering operation (turns fully/freely/fasteners)
I
I
Hull, clean and inspect for cracks, damage, or leaks
I
C/I
Drain Plug Condition
I
I
Bilge system inspection, should not leak
I
Seat and compartment seals (condition of seal)
Inspect and tighten all fasteners, including throttle body mounts, engine mounts, exhaust system, all hose clamps; inspect muffler, battery, oil and fuel tank fastening devices, pump, steering fasteners.
Aggressive riding requires more frequent service.
I
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C - Clean
R - Replace
I/L/A
x
x
I
I/A
I
A - Adjust
x
R
Fire extinguisher
I - Inspect, adjust, service, replace if necessary
I/L
I
I/A
x
I
I
x
x
L - Lubricate with recommended lubricant
Lubrication
Proper lubrication and corrosion protection are
necessary to maintain optimum performance and
ensure years of service from your watercraft. We
recommend the use of Polaris All Season Premium
Grease. See page 101 for part numbers of Polaris
products.
Throttle Cable
1. Lubricate the throttle cable by depressing the
throttle lever and squirting grease onto the cable.
2. Push and release the throttle several times to work
the grease down the cable.
Steering Cable Joints and Inner Wire
1. Lubricate the steering cable joints on the steering
nozzle end.
2. Expose the steering cable inner cable and apply
grease. Lubricate the steering nozzle end and the
handlebar end.
NOTE: Cable seals can be moved to allow grease into
the cable. Make sure the seals are put back in the
proper location after applying grease.
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Drive Line
The drive line consists of a drive shaft spider coupler
and a bearing carrier with a sealed bearing inside. It
does not require routine greasing. However, grease is
required during reassembly of the system when it’s
been disassembled for service. Grease must be applied
to the drive shaft before it’s installed through the
bearing carrier. NOTE: We recommend that all drive
line service be performed by your Polaris dealer.
CAUTION
Failure to apply grease to the driveshaft during
reassembly through the bearing carrier will result in
dislodged seals and improper operation of the
system. Always apply grease when reassembling.
Inspect the rubber spider coupler (1) monthly. See
your Polaris dealer for replacement if wear or damage
is found.
Inspect the bearing carrier (2) for water leaks through
or around the drive shaft. See your Polaris dealer for
replacement if a leak is detected.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication
Seat Latch And Hooks
Steering Nozzle Pivot Shaft
Grease the locking mechanism of the seat latch at the
rear of the seat opening.
Lubricate the steering nozzle shaft pivot
connections (1).
Throttle Body And Oil Injection Pump
Steering Handle Pivot Shaft
Grease springs, exposed portions of cable and shafts at
the throttle bodies. Grease often if used in salt water.
Lubricate the handle pivot shaft and bushing (2).
Tighten the steering shaft if it’s loose.
Electrical Connections
Apply dielectric grease to battery posts and exposed
cable connections.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Spark Plugs
Always use the recommended spark plugs for your
Polaris watercraft and make sure the spark plug gap is
within specification. Measure gap (1) with a wire
thickness gauge.
S Use NGK PZFR6H spark plugs.
S Proper electrode gap is .028s +/- .002s
(.71 mm +/- .05 mm).
S Spark plug torque is 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
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CAUTION
Using non-recommended spark plugs can result
in serious engine damage. Always use the spark
plugs recommended for your Polaris watercraft.
Spark plug condition is indicative of engine operation.
The spark plug firing end condition should be read
after the engine has been warmed up and the vehicle
has been driven at higher speeds. Immediately check
the spark plug for correct color.
S A slightly brownish tip is considered normal. The
engine is running properly.
S A yellow tip is caused by salt water mist ingestion.
This conductive coating will eventually cause fouling. This is a normal situation.
NOTE: If the spark plug tip is black or grey, have the
watercraft serviced by an authorized Polaris dealer as
soon as possible.
S A black tip indicates several potential problems: the
wrong spark plug (wrong heat range) is being used;
excessive idling occurs; the carburetor idle speed
mixture or high speed mixture is too rich or the
RPM limiter is malfunctioning.
S A light grey or white tip indicates that the wrong
spark plug (wrong heat range) is being used; the carburetor idle speed mixture is too lean; a fuel filter is
plugged or an engine seal or gasket is leaking.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Spark Plugs
A spark plug with cracked porcelain or damaged
threads should be changed immediately. If the
electrodes are badly worn or burned the plug should
also be replaced.
If the spark plug is in good condition, clean it with a
clean shop cloth and/or wire brush. Adjust the gap to
the recommended dimension using a wire thickness
gauge.
WARNING
Removing a spark plug while the engine or
exhaust system is hot could result in serious
burns. Wait until the engine has cooled or wear
protective gloves while servicing the spark plug.
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WARNING
High tension voltage is present in the spark plug
wires when the engine is running. Contacting the
wires could cause serious injury. Never touch
spark plug wires when the engine is being
cranked or operated.
Wipe any water from the spark plug and the inside of
the cap. Install the spark plug and torque to 18 ft. lbs.
(24 Nm). If a torque wrench is not available, 1/4 to 1/2
turn beyond finger-tight is close to the correct torque.
Push the cap down on the plug until it clicks.
NOTE: Apply dielectric grease to the inside of the
spark plug cap to prevent corrosion. Before installing
a used plug, wipe off the threads and apply dielectric
grease. Also clean the gasket surface.
Fuel System
To prevent carbon buildup behind the piston ring, the
fuel systems of direct injection models must be treated
every 25-30 hours, or seasonally if accumulated hours
are less than 25. Add Carbon Clean Plus to the fuel
tank at a ratio of two ounces per gallon of fuel.
For the best performance and extended life of your
watercraft, Polaris recommends the use of Nature Oil
Biodegradable 2-Cycle Oil in Polaris watercraft
engines. See page 101 for the part numbers of Polaris
products.
Fuel Lines
The fuel lines should be inspected regularly. Special
attention should be given to fuel system line condition
after periods of storage. Normal deterioration from
weathering and fuel compounds can occur. See your
dealer if you suspect any deteriorated components.
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Hull and Deck Care
The use of non-recommended cleaning or polishing
products could seriously damage the appearance and/or
integrity of your watercraft’s gelcoat surface. We
recommend the use of the Polaris products listed on
page 101. See your Polaris dealer for additional
information about the care of your watercraft.
Oil
While other 2-cycle TC-W3 marine oils may be used,
Polaris recommends the use of Polaris Nature Oil
Biodegradable 2-Cycle Oil, which is specially
formulated to work with your Polaris marine 2-cycle
engine to provide maximum performance and
reliability. Nature Oil reduces harmful carbon deposits
and is also environmentally friendly. See page 101 for
part numbers of Polaris products.
CAUTION
Mixing brands or using a non-recommended oil
may cause serious engine damage. Always use
the recommended oil. Never mix oil brands.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Oil
Nature Oil Biodegradable 2-Cycle Oil
Polaris VES II Synthetic Oil
S A new, cleaner burning formula for improved exhaust valve performance while maintaining lubricity
in heat soaked engines
S Reduced odor (virtually no odor) and doesn’t cause
“eye burn”
S Smokeless
S 100 % synthetic formula offers superior lubrication,
along with friction modifiers to maximize wear
protection
S Compatible (mixable) with all synthetic Polaris
2-cycle oils
S Biodegradable, making it even more environmentally friendly
S A new, cleaner burning formula for improved exhaust valve performance while maintaining lubricity
in heat soaked engines
S The first 2-cycle oil in the industry to meet category
4 low temperature viscosity tests
S Reduced odor (virtually no odor) and doesn’t cause
“eye burn”
S Smokeless
S 100 % synthetic formula offers superior lubrication,
along with friction modifiers to maximize wear
protection
S Compatible (mixable) with all Polaris synthetic
2-cycle oils
Polaris Premium Gold Synthetic Oil
S Lower smoke
S Superior lubrication
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Steering Cable Inspection
1. The handlebars and steering nozzle should operate
smoothly. If movement is stiff, see your authorized
Polaris dealer for service.
2. Turn the handlebars from lock to lock and check to
be sure that the clearances between the steering
nozzle and the rear hull are even on both sides. If
the alignment is not even, see your authorized
Polaris dealer for service.
Throttle Cable Inspection
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Fuses
The NGI is protected by
a 2 amp fuse. There are
also two 15 amp inline
fuses on the chassis
Battery
Fuel Pump
NGI
15AMP
15AMP
2AMP
harness for the fuel
F
A
pump and any battery
powered accessories.
After changing a fuse, always reinstall the weathertight
cover to keep the fuses dry.
1. Depress and release the throttle lever. It should
return to its initial position smoothly. If it doesn’t,
see your authorized Polaris dealer for service.
2. Throttle lever free-play should not exceed
.020s-.060s (.5-1.5 mm). If it does, see your
authorized Polaris dealer for service.
.020-.060s (.5-1.5 mm)
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Battery
Battery Maintenance and Charging
WARNING
Battery electrolyte is poisonous. It contains
sulfuric acid. Serious burns can result from
contact with skin, eyes or clothing.
Antidote:
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water or milk.
Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg, or
vegetable oil. Call physician immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and get
prompt medical attention.
Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame, cigarettes, etc. away. Ventilate when
charging or using in an enclosed space. Always
shield eyes when working near batteries. KEEP
OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
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Keep the battery terminals and connections free of
corrosion. If cleaning is necessary, remove the
corrosion with a stiff wire brush. Wash with a solution
of one tablespoon baking soda and one cup water.
Rinse well with tap water and dry off with clean shop
towels. Coat the terminals with dielectric grease or
petroleum jelly. Be careful not to allow cleaning
solution or tap water into the battery.
Replenishing Battery Fluid
A poorly maintained battery
will deteriorate rapidly.
Check the battery fluid level
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often. The fluid level should
be kept between the upper
and lower level marks (1).
To refill use only distilled water.
Tap water contains minerals that are harmful to
batteries.
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Battery
WARNING
Improperly connecting or disconnecting battery
cables can result in an explosion and cause serious
injury or death. When removing the battery, always
disconnect the negative (black) cable first. When
reinstalling the battery, always connect the
negative (black) cable last.
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Battery Removal
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Release the battery by loosening the straps (1).
Remove the battery vent tube from the battery.
Disconnect the black (negative) battery cable first.
Disconnect the red (positive) battery cable next.
Lift the battery out of the watercraft, being careful
not to tip it sideways and spill electrolyte.
CAUTION
If electrolyte spills, immediately wash it off with a
solution of one tablespoon baking soda and one
cup water to prevent damage to the vehicle.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Battery
Battery Charging
WARNING
Batteries produce explosive gases. Any sparks in
the area could result in an explosion and cause
serious injury or death.
Keep sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc. away.
Never charge a battery while it’s in the watercraft.
Always remove the battery and charge in a safe
area.
Make sure the battery charger is turned off and
unplugged before connecting the cables to a
battery.
Ventilate when charging or using in an enclosed
space.
Always shield eyes when working near batteries.
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Make sure the battery charger is turned off and
unplugged before connecting the cables to the battery.
This prevents the possibility of sparks at the terminals,
which could ignite the battery gases.
1. Remove the caps
1
from the cells (1).
Add distilled water, if
necessary, to bring the
electrolyte up to the
proper level.
2. Connect the battery
to the charger. Set the charging rate at 1.9 amps,
plug in the charger and charge the battery for ten
hours.
NOTE: If electrolyte temperature rises above 115q F.
(45q C) during charging, reduce the charging rate to
lower the temperature. Increase the charging time.
3. After the battery is charged, check the fluid level.
If it dropped, add distilled water to bring the
electrolyte up to the proper level.
4. Check the results of charging. The specific gravity
of each cell must be 1.26 at room temperature. The
voltage should be 14.5-15.5 V during charging and
12.2-12.8 V after charging.
Battery
Battery Installation
1. Set the battery in the
battery holder.
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2. Install the battery
vent tube. NOTE: It
must be free of
obstructions and
securely installed. If
Black (-)
Red (+)
not, battery gases
could accumulate and
cause an explosion. The tube should be routed
away from the frame and body to prevent
corrosion. Avoid skin contact with electrolyte,
which can cause severe burns.
3. Connect and tighten the red (positive) cable first.
4. Connect and tighten the black (negative) cable last.
5. Apply dielectric grease to each cable.
6. Reinstall the battery cover and attach the
hold-down straps.
7. Verify that cables are properly routed.
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
NOTE: When installing a new battery, make sure it’s
fully charged prior to its initial use. Using a new
battery that has not been fully charged can damage the
battery and result in a shorter life. It can also hinder
vehicle performance.
Battery Storage
1. Remove the battery. Clean the casing and terminals
with baking soda and water (one tablespoon of
baking soda to one cup water). Apply dielectric
grease or petroleum jelly to battery terminals and
all exposed cable connectors.
2. Top off the battery with distilled water and charge
it to a specific gravity of 1.26.
3. Recharge the battery monthly to prevent battery
discharge and sulfating or use a Polaris Battery
Tendert battery charger or similar trickle charger
to maintain the charge during the storage period.
Follow the instructions provided with the charger.
4. Store the battery in a cool, dry place out of direct
sunlight.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Salt Water and Unclean Water Care
Jet Pump Water Inlet Screen
When the watercraft is operated in salt water or water
with impurities like silt, sand and other particulates,
additional cleaning and maintenance is mandatory after
each use. Clean the jet pump water inlet screen and all
other affected areas of the watercraft. Flush the cooling
system.
The water inlet screen (1) is located inside the
stationary nozzle of the jet pump. Its purpose is to
screen out grass and debris that could enter the coolant
system.
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CAUTION
Failure to perform additional cleaning and
maintenance when the watercraft is operated in
unclean or salt water will result in damage and
corrosion to the watercraft. Clean all affected areas
of the watercraft after every use in salt water or
unclean water.
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After using the watercraft, visually inspect the screen
for buildup of contaminants. Clean as required by
flushing engine and/or screen with fresh water. See
flushing procedure on page 91.
If the screen cannot be cleaned by flushing, see your
Polaris dealer for additional cleaning.
Cooling System Flushing
The watercraft uses water for propulsion and for
cooling. Flushing the cooling system with fresh water
(never anti-freeze) will neutralize the corroding effects
of salt water or water with impurities like silt, sand,
alkali and other particles. Flushing will also clean out
other residue left in the water passages of the
watercraft cooling system.
Flush the water passages every day the watercraft is
used, any time the craft has been beached and before
storing the craft for an extended time.
CAUTION
Failure to follow the recommended flushing
procedure or flushing the engine while it’s hot could
result in serious engine damage. Always follow the
recommended flushing procedures. Always allow
the engine to cool sufficiently before flushing.
Always flush the cooling system any time the
watercraft has been beached.
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Polaris recommends the use of Flush Kit PN 2873623
when flushing the cooling system.
1. Attach a garden hose to the female coupler/hose
attachment.
2. Snap the male and female coupler together.
3. Start the watercraft engine and immediately turn
on the water faucet.
4. Rev the engine intermittently for one minute to
completely flush the cooling system.
5. Turn off the water faucet.
6. When all water has exited the cooling system, turn
off the engine. NOTE: This step should not take
longer than 10 seconds.
7. Press the button on the female coupler/hose
attachment and separate from male coupler.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Extended Storage
When the watercraft will not be used for a month or
more, preventative maintenance is required to keep
components from deteriorating. An authorized Polaris
dealer can do the required preventative maintenance or
you can do it yourself with a minimum of tools.
Perform all of the procedures outlined in this section of
your owner’s manual before storing the watercraft.
Refer to page 101 for part numbers of Polaris products.
Clean the cooling system according to instructions on
page 91.
Engine and Exhaust System Draining
Engine draining is automatic, but the exhaust system
must be drained.
1. Start the engine and briefly rev it.
2. When preparing your watercraft for off-season
storage, we recommend that you add Polaris
Carbon Clean to the fuel tank, then top off with
fresh fuel.
3. Fog the engine with rust preventing oil. Follow the
recommended procedures on page 93.
NOTE: Using a fuel stabilizer and topping off the fuel
tank eliminates the need to drain the fuel system. If
you prefer to drain the fuel tank, use the following
procedure.
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WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under
certain conditions. Always exercise extreme
caution whenever handling gasoline. Read and
heed all gasoline warnings found on page 40.
1. Drain the fuel tank with a siphon or pump.
2. Leave the fuel cap loose to prevent condensation
from forming in the fuel tank.
NOTE: Perform the next two steps simultaneously.
3. Fog the engine with rust preventative oil. Follow
the instructions on the can.
4. Start the engine and run it at partial throttle to dry
out the throttle bodies. Do not run the engine for
more than 15 seconds while the watercraft is out of
the water. Wait five minutes between 15 second
running periods.
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Extended Storage
CAUTION
Failure to fog the engine can result in serious
engine corrosion during off season or extended
storage. Always fog the engine as outlined before
storing the watercraft for extended periods.
Watercraft Engine Fogging Procedure
Polaris recommends the use of fogging oil to prevent
rust and corrosion on internal engine parts (i.e.
crankshaft, bearings, pistons, rings, cylinder walls).
The fogging oil coats all internal parts for prevention
of rust and corrosion, which in turn will extend the life
of the engine. See page 101 for part numbers of Polaris
products.
1. Remove the
three caps (1)
in the top of
the air intake
cover.
2. Start the engine and
spray Polaris fogging
oil into the hole in the
intake cover (2) to
2
ensure that all internal
parts are properly
coated. Spray the oil
for two to three
seconds in each hole and repeat to flood the engine
with fogging oil. Immediately stop the engine.
CAUTION
Operating the engine while the watercraft is out of
the water will cause the engine to overheat and
seize. Never operate the engine for more than 15
seconds while the watercraft is out of the water.
3. Replace the caps in the air intake cover.
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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Extended Storage
CAUTION
Never clean the watercraft with strong detergents,
abrasives, degreasers, paint thinner, acetone,
window cleaners, ammonia or products containing
alcohol. They can damage finishes, decals, vinyl
and plastics and accelerate UV breakdown, which
could cause color change and premature
deterioration of parts.
Cleaning
1. Remove the drain plugs and clean the bilge and
engine area with hot water and mild detergent
(such as dish soap) or with bilge cleaner. Rinse and
drain thoroughly. Wipe up remaining water with
clean, dry shop cloths. Do not use abrasive
cleaners.
NOTE: Store the watercraft with the drain plugs
removed and the seat propped open slightly to inhibit
condensation from forming in the engine compartment.
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2. Wash the exterior of the watercraft with fresh water
and a mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly.
NOTE: Clean metallic gelcoat surfaces gently.
Polaris does not recommend the use of power
buffers or other power equipment to clean gelcoat
surfaces.
3. Inspect and thoroughly clean the jet pump intake,
outlet and impeller area. If damage to these areas is
visible, see your Polaris dealer for service.
4. After cleaning, protect the watercraft by hand
polishing with a regular furniture polish or
non-abrasive silicone wax. Protect the seat and
handlebar unit with a vinyl protector.
5. Spray the exterior of the engine with T9 metal
protectant.
6. Cover the watercraft with an opaque tarp or Polaris
watercraft cover and store the craft in a clean, dry
place.
NOTE: Make sure the nose is positioned upward
at a 10_ angle to allow water drainage during
storage.
Extended Storage
MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION
Lubrication
1. Remove the spark plugs and pour about one
tablespoon of a recommended 2-cycle oil into each
cylinder.
2. Inspect the spark plugs and apply dielectric grease
to the threads. Install new plugs if necessary.
3. Lubricate the throttle and steering cables as
outlined on page 79.
4. Lubricate all areas recommended in the
maintenance section beginning on page 79.
5. Remove and store the battery as outlined
beginning on page 86.
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ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine Doesn’t Turn Over
Possible Cause
Solution
Blown fuse
Replace the fuse
Low battery voltage
Recharge battery to 12.5 VDC
Loose battery connections or ground
Check all connections and tighten as needed
Hydrolock (water in engine)
See your Polaris dealer
Loose starter relay (solenoid) connections
Check all connections and tighten
Lanyard lock plate not in place
Install lock plate under shut-off switch
Engine Turns Over But Doesn’t Start
Possible Cause
Solution
Out of fuel
Refuel
Old or non-recommended fuel
Replace with new fuel
Fouled or defective spark plugs
Inspect plugs, replace as needed
Crankcase filled with water or fuel
See your Polaris dealer
Clogged fuel filter
Replace the filter
Low battery voltage
Recharge battery to 12.5 VDC
Mechanical failure
See your Polaris dealer
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ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine Runs Irregularly, Stalls or Misfires
Possible Weak Spark Cause
Solution
Fouled or defective spark plugs
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs
Worn or defective spark plug wires
See your Polaris dealer
Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range
Set gap to specs or replace plugs
Loose spark plug connections
Check all connections and tighten
Water present in fuel
Replace with new fuel
Clogged exhaust pipe screen fitting
Clean screen fitting
Water in exhaust pipe
Drain exhaust
Low battery voltage
Recharge battery to 12.5 VDC
Possible Lean Fuel Mixture Cause
Solution
Low or contaminated fuel
Add or change fuel, clean the fuel system
Low octane fuel
Replace with recommended fuel
Clogged fuel filter
See your Polaris dealer
Possible Rich Fuel Mixture Cause
Solution
Fuel is very high octane
Replace with lower octane recommended fuel
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ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine Overheats
Possible Cause
Solution
Clogged jet pump intake
Clean intake
Use of non-recommended fuel or oil
Replace with recommended fluids
Sand or debris in cooling system
Flush the cooling system
Plugged thermostat assembly
Disassemble and clean thermostat
Plugged cooling system
Inspect and clean cooling system
Clogged exhaust pipe screen fitting
Clean screen fitting
Engine Backfires
Possible Cause
Solution
Weak spark from spark plugs
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs
Incorrect spark plug gap
Set gap to specs or replace plugs
Old or non-recommended fuel
Replace with new fuel
Incorrectly installed spark plug wires
See your Polaris dealer
Broken reed petals/valves
See your Polaris dealer
Incorrect ignition timing
See your Polaris dealer
Mechanical failure
See your Polaris dealer
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ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine Pings or Knocks
Possible Cause
Solution
Poor quality or low octane fuel
Replace with recommended fuel
Incorrect ignition timing
See your Polaris dealer
Incorrect spark plug gap
Set gap to specs or replace plugs
Engine Loses Power
Possible Cause
Solution
Weak spark
Replace spark plugs and/or wires
Incorrect fuel or fuel mixture
Replace with recommended fuel
Water present in fuel or oil tank
Replace with recommended fluids
Clogged fuel filter
See your Polaris dealer
Clogged jet pump intake
Clean intake
Clogged exhaust and/or cooling system
Clean exhaust, flush cooling system
Hydrolock
See your Polaris dealer
Too much load/weight on craft
Reduce load per vehicle specifications
Mechanical failure
See your Polaris dealer
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ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine RPM is Too High With Limited Speed
Possible Cause
Solution
Clogged jet pump intake
Clean intake
Cavitation, impeller damaged or worn
See your Polaris dealer
Unusual Noise or Vibration From Propulsion System
Possible Cause
Solution
Weeds or debris lodged in impeller
Clean the impeller
Damaged driveshaft
See your Polaris dealer
Damaged pump bearings
See your Polaris dealer
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POLARIS PRODUCTS
Oil and Lubricants
General Maintenance Products
Premium Gold Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil
Fogging Oil
Quart
2871721
12 oz. Aerosol
2870791
Gallon
2871722
Quart
2871517
VES II Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil
Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner
2872890
Quart
2874438
Multi-Purpose Lubricant
2872891
Gallon
2874439
Electrical Contact Cleaner
2872892
2.5 Gallon
2874443
Engine Degreaser
2872893
Revival / Detailing Kit
2871589
Restore Polish / Swirl and Scuff Remover
2871966
Finish Wax
2871965
Vinyl and Rubber Protectant
2871964
T 9 Metal Protectant (waterproof lube)
2871064
2873261
Nature Oil Biodegradable 2-Cycle Oil
Gallon
2872607
Fuel System Maintenance Products
Carbon Clean Plus
2871326
Isopropyl Fuel De-Icer
2870505
Premium Fuel Stabilizer
2870652
Battery Tendert Battery Charger
2871312
Loctitet Products
Grease
Grease Gun Kit
All Season Premium Grease
3 oz. / 4 pack
2871322
14 oz. Tube
2871423
Starter Grease
2871460
Nyogel Grease
2871329
Retaining / Sealing Products
Threadlock 242
2871950
Threadlock 262
2871952
Threadlock 271
2871954
Loctitet 518
2871961
Marine-Grade Silicone
8560054
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SPECIFICATIONS
CAPACITIES / DIMENSIONS
Fuel Tank
Oil Reservoir
Rider Capacity
Rider Weight Limit (total)
Total Weight Capacity
Length
Width
Height
Dry Weight
Hull Material
17.8 gal. (67.4 l)
6 qt. (5.68 l)
1-3 people
500 lbs. (227 kg)
565 lbs. (256 kg)
126 in. (320 cm)
48.3 in. (122.6 cm)
42.5 in. (108 cm)
685 lbs. (311 kg)
Fiberglass Reinforced
Composite
ELECTRICAL
Alternator Output
Spark Plug Type
Spark Plug Gap
Starting System
Battery
12 amp/ 160watt @ 4500 rpm
NGK PZFR6H
.028s +/- .002s
(.71 mm +/- .05 mm)
Electric Starter
12V, 19A
ENGINE
Engine Type
Induction Type
Exhaust System
Lubrication
Sound Reduction
Oil Type
Cylinders
Bore x Stroke
Displacement
Rated Horsepower
RPM Limiter Operation
Ignition System
COOLING
Engine Cooling
Overheat Warning
Water cooled, thermostat pop off
Warning Light/RPM Limit
FUEL DELIVERY
Fuel Type
Fuel Delivery
Intake Type
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Polaris Marine 1200 HO DI
Case Reed
New Tuned Pipe/Water Cooled
Oil Injected
PLANETt
Nature Oil
Biodegradable 2-Cycle Oil
3
85 mm x 70 mm
1192
140
7200
FICHTt EMM
87 Octane Non-oxygenated or
89 Octane Oxygenated
3 Ram Injectors
Reed Valve
SPECIFICATIONS
PROPULSION
Impeller, Stainless Steel
Propulsion
Jet Pump Type
Transmission
Reverse System
Impeller Diameter
3 Blade,
Progressive Pitch, Radial Blade
Jet Drive
Dominator,
Single Stage Axial Flow,
Six Vane Stainless Steel Stator
Direct Drive
Standard
5.83 in. (148 mm)
FEATURES
New Generation Instrument
(NGI)
Ski Tow Hook, Stainless Steel
Standard
Throttle
Finger Trigger
Mirrors
Standard
Bilge Pump
Siphon
Sponsons
Matrix Blade
Footwell Pads
Hydro-Turft
Seat
Single
Child Grab Handle
Standard
Accessories
MSX Knee Pads, Tow Pylon
Instrumentation
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WARRANTY
Obtaining Service and Warranty Assistance
LIMITED WARRANTY
Read carefully and understand the service data and the Polaris Warranty
contained in this manual. Contact your Polaris dealer in matters pertaining to replacement parts, service, or warranty. Your dealer is constantly
kept up-to-date on changes, modifications, and tips on personal watercraft maintenance that may supersede information contained in this
manual. Your dealer is familiar with Polaris policies and procedures and
will be happy to assist you.
Polaris Sales Inc., 2100 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340, gives a ONE
YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on all components of the Polaris personal watercraft against defects in material or workmanship. This warranty covers the parts and labor charges for repair or replacement of
defective parts which are covered by this warranty. This warranty begins on the date of purchase. This warranty is transferrable to another
consumer during the warranty period through a Polaris dealer.
When inquiring about parts, service, or warranty, always include the
following information:
REGISTRATION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Serial number
Model number
Dealer name
Date of purchase
Details of trouble experienced
Length of time and conditions of operation
Indicate previous correspondence
At the time of sale, the Warranty Registration Form must be completed
by your dealer and submitted to Polaris within ten days. Upon receipt
of this registration, Polaris will record the registration for warranty. No
verification of registration will be sent to the purchaser as the copy of
the Warranty Registration Form will be the warranty entitlement. If you
have not signed the original registration and received the “customer
copy”, please contact your dealer immediately. NO WARRANTY
COVERAGE WILL BE ALLOWED UNLESS YOUR PERSONAL
WATERCRAFT IS REGISTERED WITH POLARIS AND YOU
HAVE CONFIRMED THAT YOU HAVE WATCHED THE SAFETY AND OPERATION VIDEO AND REVIEWED THE SUMMARY TRAINING POINTS.
Initial dealer preparation and set-up of your personal watercraft is very
important in ensuring trouble-free operation. Purchasing a machine in
the crate or without proper dealer set-up will void your warranty coverage.
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WARRANTY
WARRANTY COVERAGE AND EXCLUSIONS:
Limitations of Warranties and Remedies
This Polaris limited warranty covers all parts and components except
for impeller damage caused by ingestion of rocks, sand, or gravel or any
other damage caused by operation in shallow water. The warranty also
excludes any other failures that are not caused by a defect in material
or workmanship.
Warranty Policy
This warranty does not cover accidental damage, normal wear and tear,
abuse or improper handling. This warranty also does not cover any personal watercraft that has been altered structurally, modified, neglected,
improperly maintained, used for racing, or used for purposes other than
for which it was manufactured, or for any damages which occur during
trailer transit or as a result of unauthorized service or the use of unauthorized parts. In addition, this warranty does not cover physical damage
to paint or finish, gel coat stress cracks, tearing or puncturing of upholstery material, corrosion, or defects in parts, components or personal
watercraft due to fire, explosions or any other cause beyond Polaris’
control.
This warranty does not cover the use of unauthorized lubricants, chemicals, or fuels that are not compatible with watercraft. In addition this
warranty does not cover stress cracks, submersion, or growth of marine
organisms on hull and deck.
The exclusive remedy for breach of this warranty shall be, at Polaris’
exclusive option, repair or replacement of any defective materials, or
components or products. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS
WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY
PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. POLARIS
SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY DESCRIPTION, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE. Some states do not
permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or implied warranties, so the above limitations or exclusions may
not apply to you if inconsistent with controlling state law.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE LIMITED
IN DURATION TO THE ABOVE ONE YEAR WARRANTY PERIOD. POLARIS FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOT STATED IN THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not
allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitation may not apply to you if inconsistent with controlling state
law.
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HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
If your personal watercraft requires warranty service, it must be taken
to a Polaris dealer authorized to repair Polaris personal watercraft.
When requesting warranty service you must present your copy of the
Warranty Registration form to the dealer. (The cost of transportation to
and from the dealer is your responsibility.) Polaris suggests that you use
your original selling dealer; however, you may use any Polaris Servicing Dealer to perform warranty service.
Engine Oil
Please work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues. Should
your dealer require any additional assistance they will contact the appropriate personnel at Polaris.
Polaris warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that this engine is designed, built, and equipped to conform at the
time of sale with applicable regulations under section 213 of the Clean
Air Act. Polaris warrants that this engine is free from defects in materials and workmanship that would cause the engine to fail to conform
with applicable regulations for the U.S. EPA emission warranty period,
which is one (1) year from the date of purchase for the emission-related
components in this engine.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
If any of the above terms are void because of state or federal law, all other warranty terms will remain in effect.
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1. Mixing oil brands or using non-recommended oil may cause engine
damage. We recommend the use of Polaris Nature Oil Biodegradable
2-Cycle Oil in Polaris 2-stroke watercraft engines.
2. Damage resulting from the use of non-recommended lubricants may
not be covered by warranty.
WARRANTY
Exported Vehicles
EXCEPT WHERE SPECIFICALLY REQUIRED BY LAW, THERE IS NO WARRANTY OR SERVICE BULLETIN COVERAGE ON THIS VEHICLE IF IT IS SOLD OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY OF THE SELLING DEALER’S AUTHORIZED LOCATION.
This policy does not apply to vehicles that have received authorization for export from Polaris Industries. Dealers
may not give authorization for export. You should consult an authorized dealer to determine this vehicle’s warranty
or service bulletin coverage if you have any questions.
This policy does not apply to vehicles registered to government officials or military personnel on assignment outside the country of the selling dealer’s authorized location.
This policy does not apply to Safety Recalls.
How to Get Service
In the Country where your vehicle was purchased:
Warranty or Service Bulletin repairs must be done by an authorized Polaris dealer. If you move or are traveling
within the country where your vehicle was purchased, Warranty or Service Bulletin repairs may be requested from
any authorized Polaris dealer who sells the same line as your vehicle.
Outside the Country where your vehicle was purchased:
If you are traveling temporarily outside the country where your vehicle was purchased, you should take your vehicle
to an authorized Polaris dealer. You must show the dealer photo identification from the country of the selling dealer’s authorized location as proof of residence. Upon residence verification, the servicing dealer will be authorized
to perform the warranty repair.
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Exported Vehicles
How to Get Service
If You Move:
If you move to another country, be sure to contact Polaris Customer Assistance and the customs department of the
destination country before you move. Vehicles importation rules vary considerably from country to country. You
may be required to present documentation of your move to Polaris Industries in order to continue your warranty
coverage. You may also be required to obtain documentation from Polaris Industries in order to register your vehicle in your new country.
If Purchased From A Private Party:
If you purchase a Polaris product from a private citizen outside of the country in which the vehicle was originally
purchased, all warranty coverage will be denied.
Notice
If your vehicle is registered outside of the country where it was purchased, and you have not followed the procedure
set out above, your vehicle will no longer be eligible for warranty or service bulletin coverage of any kind. (Vehicles registered to Government officials or military personnel on assignment outside of the country where the vehicle was purchased will continue to be covered by the basic warranty.)
For questions call Polaris Customer Assistance:
United States: 1-763-417-8650
Canada: 1-204-925-7100
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CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY
POLARIS WATERCRAFT ENGINES
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The California Air Resources Board and Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) are pleased to explain the California emission control system limited
warranty on your Model Year 2002 or later Polaris watercraft engine.
In California, new watercraft engines must be designed, built and
equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti--smog standards. Polaris
must warrant the emission control system on your watercraft engine for
the periods of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your watercraft engine.
Your emission control system includes the direct fuel injection system
and the ignition system. Also included may be other emission--related
assemblies as indicated in the list of warranted parts. Where a warrantable condition exists, Polaris will repair your watercraft engine at no
cost to you, including diagnosis, parts, and labor. This includes diagnostic labor that is directly associated with a defective emission--related
warranted part. The diagnosis and repair must be performed at an authorized Polaris dealer.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
Polaris warrants to the ultimate California purchaser and each subsequent California purchaser thereafter that this new watercraft engine
sold in California to a California resident is:
x
Designed, built, and equipped so as to conform, at the time of sale,
to all applicable regulations adopted by the California Air Resources
Board.
x
Free from defects in material and workmanship that cause the failure of a warranted part to be identical in all material respects to that part
as described in Polaris’ application for certification. In practical terms,
a defect exists when a deficiency in materials or workmanship causes
an emission-related part to not function as designed.
The limited warranty begins on the date the watercraft is delivered to
the ultimate California purchaser or, as in the case of a demonstration
engine or watercraft, on the date it is first put in service. The warranty
period of the watercraft engine will be 4 years or 250 hours of use,
whichever occurs first.
Select emission control parts from model year 2002 and later watercraft
engines are warranted for 4 years, or for 250 hours of use, or for the period prior to the first scheduled replacement of the warranted part as required by the maintenance schedule in the owner’s manual or other
written instructions provided by Polaris, whichever occurs first. However, warranty coverage based on the hourly period is only permitted
for watercraft engines equipped with appropriate hour meters or their
equivalent. The electronic engine management module in your watercraft engine contains a very accurate clock (i.e., hour meter) that accumulates engine run time. This clock will be used by Polaris to limit
warranty coverage to 250 hours of use, within the first 4 years. Warranty coverage expires after 4 years, regardless of the hours of use. If any
emission--related part is defective under warranty, the part will be repaired or replaced by Polaris.
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CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the watercraft engine owner, you are responsible for performance of
the required maintenance listed in your owner’s manual. Polaris recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your watercraft engine, but Polaris cannot deny warranty coverage solely for
lack of receipts or your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance. As the watercraft engine owner, you should however
be aware that Polaris may deny you warranty coverage if your watercraft engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, or unapproved modifications. Receipts and records pertaining
to regular scheduled maintenance may be relevant in the event questions arise concerning maintenance. The receipts should be transferred
to each subsequent owner of this watercraft.
You are responsible for presenting your watercraft engine to a Polaris
authorized dealer as soon as a problem exists. Notice must be given to
an authorized Polaris dealer of any apparent defect(s) within a reasonable time after discovery. The warranty repairs should be completed in
a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. It is recommended
that any replacement part(s) used for maintenance, replacement, or repair of emission control systems be Polaris parts. Replacement parts
equivalent to Polaris parts may be used in the performance of warranty
repairs and will be provided without charge to the owner, and with no
reduction in Polaris’ warranty obligation. Use of parts that are not
equivalent to Polaris parts which causes the warranted part(s) to fail
may constitute abuse and/or improper service, thereby invalidating Polaris’ warranty liability.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, or to identify the nearest Polaris authorized dealer, you should
contact Polaris at 1--800--POLARIS (1--800--765--2747).
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CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY
WARRANTED PARTS:
1.Fuel Metering System
- Fuel injection system
- Cold start enrichment system
- Intake valves
2.Air Induction System
- Intake manifold
- Air filter
3.Ignition System
- Spark plugs
- Magneto or electronic ignition system
- Spark advance / retard system
- Ignition coil and/or control module
- Ignition wires
Note: The original spark plugs are warranted for the period of replacement indicated in the owner’s manual and not for the warranty period
of the watercraft engine.
4.Lubrication System
EXCLUSIONS:
This limited warranty is void if the direct cause of the need to repair or
replace a warranted part is due to owner/operator abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, tampering, modification, misuse, alteration, or
improper adjustment. Use of parts that are not equivalent to Polaris
parts, improper service, or lack of required maintenance which causes
the warranted part(s) to fail may constitute abuse and/or improper service, thereby invalidating warranty liability hereunder. In addition, the
use of add--on or modified parts will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim.
This limited warranty does not cover damage resulting from accidents,
acts of nature, or other events or occurrences beyond Polaris’ control.
Polaris expressly disclaims responsibility for any and all consequential
damages, such as loss of time, inconvenience, loss of use of the watercraft, or commercial loss.
- Oil pump and internal parts
5.Exhaust System
6.Miscellaneous parts included in above systems
- Hoses, clamps, fittings, tubing, sealing, gaskets or devices, and mounting hardware
- Vacuum, temperature, check, and time sensitive valves and switches
- Electronic controls
7.Engine components with damage proximately caused by a failure under warranty of any warranted emission--related part.
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INDEX
A
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-corrosion Treatment . . . . . . . . . .
Avoid Collisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D
35
6
72
55
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 72, 86-89
Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Battery Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Battery Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Battery Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Battery Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Beaching the Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Before Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . 57
Boarding in Deep Water . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Boarding the Watercraft . . . . . . . . . 59-60
Boarding With a Passenger . . . . . . . . . 60
Boating Under the Influence . . . . . . . . 22
Break-In Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-50
Buoys And Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
C
Capsized Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Flushing . . . . . . . . . .
Crossing Paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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66
94
91
53
Daily Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-69
Do Your Part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Drain Plugs/Bilge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
E
Electrical Shock Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . 21
EMISSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37
Encountering Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Engine and Exhaust System Draining . 92
Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Engine Components . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29
Engine Doesn’t Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Engine Fogging Procedure . . . . . . . . . 93
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING 96-100
Engine Water Removal Procedure . . . . 73
Enhanced Steering Performance . . . . . 34
EPA Emissions Regulations . . . . 36, 106
ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Extended Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-95
F
FEATURES AND CONTROLS . . . 24-35
Fire Extinguisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Fire Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Fishing Vessel Right-of-way . . . . . . . . 54
Footwell Pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Fuel Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
G
General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Give-way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
H
Hull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Hull and Deck Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Hypothermia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
I
IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS . . . . . . 7
Informational Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
J
Jet Pump Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Jet Pump Water Intake Safety . . . . . . . 21
K
Know Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
L
Launch Ramp Etiquette . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Launching the Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . 56
Lifting the Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Loose Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79-80, 95
M
MAINTENANCE/LUBRICATION 74-95
Maintenance Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 6
Meeting Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
INDEX
N
Navigational Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-55
New Generation Instrument . . . . . . 30-33
Non-motorized Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
O
Obstacles and Shallow Water . . . . . . . 19
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 83-84
Operating in Rough Conditions . . . . . 64
Operating With Passengers . . . . . . . . . 67
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-73
Operator Awareness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Operator Fatigue and Dehydration . . . 23
Operator Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Operator Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Operator Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-22
Overloading the Watercraft . . . . . . . . . 17
Overtaking Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
P
Periodic Maintenance Schedule . . . 75-78
POLARIS PRODUCTS . . . . . . . . . . 101
Post Operation Maintenance . . . . . . 68-73
Pre-Operation Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Pre-Operation Inspection . . . . . . . . 38-48
Principles of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Protective Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
R
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Right-of-way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RPM Limiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rule 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S
41
47
51
34
52
Safe Riding Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Safe Riding Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23
Safety Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Safety Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Salt Water and Unclean Water Care . . . 90
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . 20
Signal Words and Symbols . . . . . . . . . . 8
Signal words and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 8
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81-82
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . 102-103
Stand-on Vessel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Starting In Deep Water . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-58
Steering Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Steering Cable Inspection . . . . . . . . . . 85
Steering Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Stopping the Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
S
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 92-95
Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Submerged Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Switches/Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
T
TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . .
Temporary Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle Cable Inspection . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting The Watercraft . . . . . . . .
Turning and Accelerating . . . . . . . . . .
Turning the Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
70
79
85
44
65
71
20
61
V
Vehicle Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
W
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104-111
Water Inlet Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Weather and Darkness . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
WELCOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Y
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . 5-6
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