maintenance
RZR® 900
RZR® 900 EPS TRAIL
RZR® 900 XC Edition
RZR® S 900
RZR® S 900 EPS
RZR® 4 900 EPS
Owner's Manual
for Maintenance and Safety
WARNING
Read, understand, and follow all of the instructions and safety
precautions in this manual and on all product labels.
Failure to follow the safety precautions
could result in serious injury or death.
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
For videos and more information
about a safe riding experience with
your Polaris vehicle, scan this QR
code with your smartphone.
WELCOME
Thank you for purchasing a POLARIS vehicle, and welcome to our
world-wide family of POLARIS enthusiasts. Be sure to visit us online at
www.polaris.com for the latest news, new product introductions,
upcoming events, career opportunities and more.
Here at POLARIS we proudly produce an exciting line of utility and
recreational products.
• Snowmobiles
• All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
• Low emission vehicles (LEVs)
• RANGER® utility vehicles
• RZR® sport vehicles
• VICTORY® motorcycles
• GEM® electric vehicles
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. Review the
safety DVD that came with your vehicle. Polaris also recommends that
all drivers take the ROHVA safety e-course and a ROHVA hands-on
safety training course (www.rohva.org).
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.
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and recommended maintenance, scan
this QR code with your smartphone.
POLARIS® and RZR® are trademarks of POLARIS Industries Inc.
Copyright 2014 POLARIS Industries 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.
The original instructions for this vehicle are in English. Other languages are provided as
translations of the original instructions.
Printed in U.S.A.
2015 RZR 900 / RZR S 900 / RZR 4 900 Owner’s Manual
P/N 9925892
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Features and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Winch Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Emission Control Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
POLARIS Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Maintenance Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
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INTRODUCTION
The RZR is an off-road vehicle. Familiarize yourself with all laws and
regulations concerning the operation of this vehicle in your area.
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 indicates a potential personal injury hazard.
DANGER
A DANGER indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING
A WARNING indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in
minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE
A NOTICE indicates a situation that could result in property damage.
The Prohibition Safety Sign indicates an action NOT to take in order
to avoid a hazard.
The Mandatory Action Sign indicates an action that NEEDS to be
taken to avoid a hazard.
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INTRODUCTION
WARNING
Failure to heed the warnings and safety precautions contained in this manual
can result in severe injury or death. Your POLARIS vehicle is not a toy and can
be hazardous to operate. This vehicle handles differently than cars, trucks or
other off-road vehicles. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during
routine maneuvers like turning, or driving on hills or over obstacles, if you fail to
take proper precautions.
• Read this owner’s manual and review the safety DVD that came with your
vehicle. A free extra copy of the DVD can be obtained by contacting your local
POLARIS dealer. Understand all safety warnings, precautions and operating
procedures before operating the vehicle. Keep this manual with the vehicle.
• This vehicle is an ADULT VEHICLE ONLY. You MUST be at least age 16 and
have a valid driver’s license to operate this vehicle.
• No person under the age of 12 may ride as a passenger in this vehicle. All
riders must be able to sit with backs against the seat, both feet flat on the floor
and both hands on the steering wheel (if driving) or on a passenger hand hold.
• Always use the cab nets (or doors) while riding in this vehicle. Always keep
hands, feet and all other body parts inside the vehicle at all times.
• Always wear a seat belt when riding in this vehicle. Always wear a helmet, eye
protection, gloves, long-sleeve shirt, long pants and over-the-ankle boots.
• Never use this vehicle with drugs or alcohol, as these conditions impair
judgment and reduce operator reaction time.
• Complete the New Operator Driving Procedures outlined on pages 53-54.
Never allow a guest to operate this vehicle until the guest has completed the
New Operator Driving Procedures.
European Vibration and Noise
The driver-perceived noise and hand/arm and whole body vibration levels of this
machinery is measured per prEN 15997.
The operating conditions of the machinery during testing:
The vehicles were in like-new condition. The environment was controlled as
indicated by the test procedure(s).
The uncertainty of vibration exposure measurement is dependent on many
factors, including:
• Instrument and calibration uncertainty
• Variations in the machine such as wear of components
• Variation of machine operators such as experience or physique
• Ability of the worker to reproduce typical work during measurements
• Environmental factors such as ambient noise or temperature
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INTRODUCTION
Vehicle Identification Numbers
Record your vehicle's identification numbers and key number in the
spaces provided. Remove the spare key and store it in a safe place. An
ignition key can be duplicated only by ordering a POLARIS key blank
(using your key number) and mating it with one of your existing keys.
The ignition switch must be replaced if all keys are lost.
Engine Serial
Number
Key
Number
Vehicle
Identification
Number
####
Vehicle Model Number: ___________________________________________________
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): _________________________________________
Engine Serial Number: ___________________________________________________
Key Number: ___________________________________________________________
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SAFETY
Safety Training
Safety training is a top priority for POLARIS. POLARIS strongly
encourages you and any family members who will be riding this vehicle
to take a training course.
ROHVA (Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association) provides both
an online safety e-course and a hands-on safety course. To access this
valuable training, visit www.rohva.org.
Your POLARIS vehicle is considered an off-road vehicle. Familiarize
yourself with all laws and regulations concerning the operation of this
vehicle in your area.
We strongly advise you to strictly 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.
For more information about recreational off-road vehicle safety in
the United States, visit www.rohva.org or call POLARIS at 1-800342-3764.
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SAFETY
Safe Riding Gear
The driver and all passengers must wear helmet, eye protection, gloves,
long-sleeve shirt, long pants, over-the-ankle boots and seat belt at all
times. Protective gear reduces the chance of injury.
Long
Sleeves
Eye
Protection
Long
Pants
Over-the-Ankle
Boots
Gloves
Helmet
Helmet
Wearing a helmet can prevent a severe head injury. Whenever riding this
POLARIS vehicle, always wear a helmet that meets or exceeds
established safety standards.
Approved helmets in the USA and Canada bear a U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT) label.
Approved helmets in Europe, Asia and Oceania
bear the ECE 22.05 label. The ECE mark consists
E4
of a circle surrounding the letter E, followed by the
distinguishing number of the country which has
051039
0006.31
granted approval. The approval number and serial
number will also be displayed on the label.
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SAFETY
Safe Riding Gear
Eye Protection
Do not depend on eyeglasses or sunglasses for eye protection.
Whenever riding this POLARIS vehicle, always wear shatterproof
goggles or use a shatterproof helmet face shield. POLARIS
recommends wearing approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
bearing markings such as VESC 8, V-8, Z87.1, or CE. Make sure
protective eye wear is kept clean.
Gloves
Wear gloves for comfort and for protection from sun, cold weather and
other elements.
Boots
Wear sturdy over-the-ankle boots for support and protection. Never ride
a POLARIS vehicle with bare feet or sandals.
Clothing
Wear long sleeves and long pants to protect arms and legs.
Rider Comfort
Under certain operating conditions, heat generated by the engine and
exhaust system can elevate temperatures in the driver and passenger cab
area. The condition occurs most frequently when a vehicle is being
operated in high ambient temperatures at low speeds and/or high load
conditions for an extended period of time. The use of certain
windshield, roof and/or cab systems may contribute to this condition by
restricting airflow. Any discomfort due to heat buildup in this area can
be minimized by wearing proper riding apparel and by varying speeds to
increase airflow.
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SAFETY
Safety Labels and Locations
Warning labels have been placed on the vehicle for your protection.
Read and follow the instructions of the labels on the vehicle carefully. If
any of the labels depicted in this manual differ from the labels on your
vehicle, always read and follow the instructions of the labels on the
vehicle.
If an informational or graphic label becomes illegible or comes off,
contact your POLARIS dealer to purchase a replacement. Replacement
safety labels are provided by POLARIS at no charge. The part number is
printed on the label.
Seat Belt
Warning
Proper Use
Warning
Max
Payload
Warning
Drive
Responsibly
Warning
Proper Use Warning
WARNING
Require Proper Use of Your Vehicle
Do your part to prevent injuries:
• Do not allow careless or reckless driving.
• Make sure operators are 16 or older with a valid driver’s license.
• Do not let people drive or ride after using alcohol or drugs.
• Do not allow operation on public roads (unless designated for off-highway
vehicle access) - collisions with cars and trucks can occur.
• RZR/RZR S: Do not exceed seating capacity: 2 occupants.
• RZR 4: Do not exceed seating capacity: 4 occupants.
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SAFETY
Safety Labels and Locations
Drive Responsibly Warning
Drive Responsibly
Avoid loss of control and rollovers:
• Avoid abrupt maneuvers, sideways sliding,
skidding or fishtailing, and never do donuts.
• Slow down before entering a turn.
• Avoid hard acceleration when turning, even
from a stop.
• Plan for hills, rough terrain, ruts and other
changes in traction and terrain.
• Avoid paved surfaces.
• Avoid sidehilling (riding across slopes).
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Rollovers have caused
severe injuries and death,
even on flat, open areas.
Riders Warning
Be Sure Riders Pay Attention and Plan
Ahead
If you think or feel the vehicle may tip or roll,
reduce your risk of injury:
• Keep a firm grip on the steering wheel or
hand holds and brace yourself.
• Do not put any part of your body outside of
the vehicle for any reason.
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Riders Warning
Seat Belt Warning
WARNING
Improper vehicle use can result in SEVERE INJURY or
DEATH
Be Prepared
• Fasten seat belts.
• Wear an approved helmet and protective gear.
• ALWAYS use cab nets and/or doors.
• Each rider must be able to sit with back against seat, feet flat on the floor, and
hands on steering wheel or hand holds. Stay completely inside the vehicle.
LOCATE AND READ OWNER’S MANUAL. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
AND WARNINGS. ALWAYS REVIEW SAFETY VIDEO AND TAKE ROHVA
TRAINING (rohva.org).
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SAFETY
Safety Labels and Locations
Load/Passenger/Tire Pressure Warning
WARNING
• Never carry passengers in cargo box.
• Passengers can be thrown off. This
can cause serious injury or death.
Load/Passenger/Tire Pressure
Warning (in cargo box)
WARNING
IMPROPER TIRE PRESSURE OR
OVERLOADING CAN CAUSE LOSS
OF CONTROL RESULTING IN
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
• Reduce speed and allow greater
distance for braking when carrying
cargo.
• Overloading or carrying tall, off-center, or unsecured loads will increase your
risk of losing control. Loads should be centered and carried as low as
possible in box.
• For stability on rough or hilly terrain, reduce speed and cargo.
RZR
900
RZR XC
900
RZR S
900
RZR 4
900
MAXIMUM CARGO BOX LOAD
300 lbs.
(136 kg)
300 lbs.
(136 kg)
300 lbs.
(136 kg)
300 lbs.
(136 kg)
TIRE PRESSURE IN PSI (KPa)
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
10 (69)
10 (69)
10 (69)
16 (110)
REAR 12 REAR 12 REAR 14 REAR 20
(83)
(83)
(97)
(138)
MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY
INCLUDES WEIGHT OF OPERATOR,
PASSENGER, CARGO AND
ACCESSORIES
740 lbs.
(336 kg)
740 lbs.
(336 kg)
740 lbs.
(336 kg)
900 lbs.
(408 kg)
Read Operation and Maintenance Manual for more detailed loading information.
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SAFETY
Safety Labels and Locations
Payload Warning
Max Payload
Warning
WARNING
RZR
900
S 900
XC 900
Never Exceed
If Total Payload
Exceeds
43 MPH (69 km/h) 430 lbs. (195 kg)
62 MPH (100 km/h) 430 lbs. (195 kg)
55 MPH (88 km/h) 430 lbs. (195 kg)
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Belt Debris Warning
WARNING
Improper service or maintenance of this
PVT system can result in vehicle
damage, SEVERE INJURY or DEATH.
Always look for and remove debris
inside and around the clutch and vent
system when replacing the belt.
Read owner’s manual or see authorized
POLARIS dealer.
Belt Debris Warning
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Air Box Caution
CAUTION
Use a Polaris approved air filter. The
use of a non-Polaris approved air filter
may cause engine damage. Before
installing filter, ensure there is no dirt or
debris in the clean side of the intake
tube. The air filter must be properly
seated before the lid is reinstalled.
Please reference your owner’s manual
for additional information regarding air
filter service.
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Intake Duct
Caution
Air Box
Caution
Intake Duct Caution
CAUTION
Air intake tube must be fully seated on air box and throttle body.
Inspect full perimeter if serviced. Clamps at air box and throttle body must be
torqued to 49 in-lbs (5.5 Nm) or severe engine damage may occur.
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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
WARNING
Failure to operate this vehicle properly can result in a collision, loss of control,
accident or rollover, which may result in serious injury or death. Heed all safety
warnings outlined in this section of the owner’s manual and in the safety DVD
provided with your vehicle. See the OPERATION section of the owner’s manual
for proper operating procedures.
Operating Without Instruction
Operating this vehicle without proper instruction
increases the risk of an accident. The operator
must understand how to operate the vehicle
properly in different situations and on different
types of terrain. Take a training course and
complete the New Operator Driving Procedures
outlined on pages 53-54.
All operators must read and understand the
owner's manual and all warning and instruction
labels before operating the vehicle. Never allow a
guest to operate this vehicle until the guest has
completed the New Operator Driving Procedures
outlined on pages 53-54.
Operator Restrictions/Age Restrictions
This vehicle is an ADULT VEHICLE ONLY.
Operation is prohibited for anyone under 16 years
of age or anyone without a valid driver’s license.
Never operate with a passenger under the age of
12. All riders must be able to sit with backs
against the seat, both feet flat on the floor and
both hands on the steering wheel (if driving) or on
a passenger hand hold.
Using Alcohol or Drugs
Riding in this vehicle after consuming alcohol or
drugs could adversely affect operator judgment,
reaction time, balance and perception.
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while
operating or riding in this vehicle.
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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
Failure to Inspect Before Operating
Failure to inspect and verify that the vehicle is
in safe operating condition before operating
increases the risk of an accident.
Always perform the pre-ride inspection before
each use of your vehicle to make sure it's in
safe operating condition. See page 49.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance
procedures and schedules described in this
owner’s manual. See page 79.
Protective Apparel
Riding in this vehicle without wearing an
approved helmet and protective eyewear
increases the risk of a serious injuries in the
event of an accident.
Operator and all passengers must always wear
a helmet, eye protection, gloves, long-sleeve
shirt, long pants and over-the-ankle boots.
Seat Belts
Riding in this vehicle without wearing the seat belt increases the risk of serious
injury in the event of rollover, loss of control, other accident or sudden stop. Seat
belts may reduce the severity of injury in these circumstances.
All riders must wear seat belts at all times.
Cab Doors
Riding in this vehicle without closed and latched cab doors increases the risk of
serious injury or death in the event of an accident or rollover. Always make sure
all cab doors are closed and latched while riding in this vehicle. Cab doors are
NOT intended to be used as arm rests. Always keep hands and feet inside the
vehicle at all times.
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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
Carrying Multiple Passengers (RZR/RZR S)
Never carry a passenger until you have operated this
vehicle for at least two hours and have completed the New
Operator Driving Procedures outlined on pages 53-54.
A passenger must always be seated in a passenger seat
with seat belt secured. Carrying more than one passenger
in a 2-seat vehicle can affect the operator’s ability to steer
and operate the controls, which increases the risk of loss of
control and accident or rollover.
Never carry more than one passenger in a 2-seat vehicle.
Carrying Multiple Passengers (RZR 4)
Never carry a passenger until you have operated this
vehicle for at least two hours and have completed the New
Operator Driving Procedures outlined on pages 53-54.
A passenger must always be seated in a passenger seat
with seat belt secured.
Never carry more than three passengers in a 4-seat
vehicle.
Operating With a Load on the Vehicle
The weight of both cargo and passengers impacts vehicle operation and
stability. For your safety and the safety of others, carefully consider how your
vehicle is loaded and how to safely operate the vehicle. Follow the instructions
in this manual for loading, tire pressure, gear selection and speed.
• Do not exceed vehicle weight capacities. The vehicle’s maximum weight
capacity is listed in the specifications section of this manual and on a label on
the vehicle. When more passenger weight is added, cargo weight may need to
be reduced accordingly.
• The recommended tire pressures are listed in the specifications section of this
manual and on a label on the vehicle.
Always follow these guidelines:
Under ANY of these conditions:
Do ALL of these steps:
Passenger and/or cargo exceeds half the
maximum weight capacity
1. Slow down.
2. Verify tire pressure.
3. Use extra caution when
operating.
Operating in rough terrain
Operating over obstacles
Climbing an incline
Towing
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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
Passengers in the Cargo Box
Carrying a passenger in the cargo box could
result in a fall from the vehicle or contact with
moving components. Never allow a passenger
to ride in the cargo box. A passenger must
always be seated in a passenger seat with seat
belt secured.
Operating on Pavement
This vehicle's tires are designed for off-road use only, not for use on pavement.
Operating this vehicle on paved surfaces (including sidewalks, paths, parking
lots and driveways) may adversely affect the handling of the vehicle and may
increase the risk of loss of control and accident or rollover. Avoid operating the
vehicle on pavement. If it's unavoidable, travel slowly, travel short distances and
avoid sudden turns or stops.
Operating on Public Roads
Operating this vehicle on public streets, roads
or highways could result in a collision with
another vehicle. Never operate this vehicle on
any public street, road or highway, including
dirt and gravel roads (unless designated for
off-highway use). In some areas it's unlawful
to operate this vehicle on public streets, roads
and highways.
Operating at Excessive Speeds
Operating this vehicle at excessive speeds
increases the operator's risk of losing
control. Always operate at a speed that's
appropriate for the terrain, the visibility and
operating conditions, your skills and
experience and your passengers’ skills and
experience.
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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
Turning Improperly
Turning improperly could cause loss of traction, loss of control, accident or
rollover. Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this owner's
manual.
Avoid sharp turns. Never turn while applying heavy throttle. Never make abrupt
steering maneuvers. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at
faster speeds.
Jumps and Stunts
Exhibition driving increases the risk of an
accident or rollover. DO NOT do power
slides, “donuts”, jumps or other driving
stunts. Avoid exhibition driving.
Improper Hill Climbing
Improper hill climbing could cause loss of
control or rollover. Use extreme caution
when operating on hills. Always follow
proper procedures for hill climbing as
described in this owner's manual. See page
57.
Descending Hills Improperly
Improperly descending a hill could cause
loss of control or rollover. Always follow
proper procedures for traveling down hills
as described in this owner’s manual. See
page 59.
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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
Crossing Hillsides
Driving on a sidehill is not recommended. Improper procedure could cause loss
of control or rollover. Avoid crossing the side of any hill unless absolutely
necessary.
If crossing a hillside is unavoidable, always follow proper procedures as
described in this owner's manual. See page 58.
Stalling While Climbing a Hill
Stalling or rolling backwards while climbing a
hill could cause a rollover. Maintain a steady
speed when climbing a hill.
If you lose all forward speed:
Apply the brakes gradually until the vehicle is
fully stopped. Place the transmission in
reverse and slowly allow the vehicle to roll
straight downhill while applying light brake
pressure to control speed.
Operating in Unfamiliar Terrain
Failure to use extra caution when operating on
unfamiliar terrain could result in an accident or
rollover.
Unfamiliar terrain may contain hidden rocks,
bumps, or holes that could cause loss of
control or rollover.
Travel slowly and use extra caution when
operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be
alert to changing terrain conditions.
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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
Operating Improperly in Reverse
Improperly operating in reverse could result in a
collision with an obstacle or person. Always
follow proper operating procedures as outlined
in this manual. See page 62.
Before shifting into reverse gear, always check
for obstacles or people behind the vehicle.
When it's safe to proceed, back slowly.
Improper Tire Maintenance
Operating this vehicle with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire
pressure could cause loss of control, accident or rollover.
Always use the size and type of tires specified for your vehicle. Always maintain
proper tire pressure as described in this owner's manual and on safety labels.
Skidding or Sliding
Failure to use extra caution when operating on
excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain
could cause loss of traction, loss of control,
accident or rollover. Do not operate on
excessively slippery surfaces. Always slow
down and use additional caution when
operating on slippery surfaces.
Skidding or sliding due to loss of traction can
cause loss of control or rollover (if tires regain
traction unexpectedly). Always follow proper procedures for operating on
slippery surfaces as described in this owner's manual. See page 56.
Operating Over Obstacles
Improperly operating over obstacles
could cause loss of control or rollover.
Before operating in a new area, check
for obstacles. Never attempt to operate
over large obstacles such as large
rocks or fallen trees. Always follow the
proper procedures outlined in this
manual when operating over obstacles.
See page 61.
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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
Operating Through Water
Operating through deep or fast-flowing
water can cause loss of traction, loss of
control, rollover or accident. Never operate
in fast-flowing water or in water that
exceeds the floor level of the vehicle.
Always follow proper procedures for
operating in water as described in this
owner’s manual. See page 60.
Wet brakes may have reduced stopping
ability. After leaving water, test the brakes. Apply them lightly several times while
driving slowly. The friction will help dry out the pads.
Operating on Frozen Bodies of Water
Severe injury or death can result if the
vehicle and/or the operator fall through the
ice. Never operate the vehicle on a frozen
body of water unless you have first verified
that the ice is sufficiently thick to support
the weight and moving force of the vehicle,
you and your passenger, and your cargo,
together with any other vehicles in your
party.
Always check with local authorities and
residents to confirm ice conditions and
thickness over your entire route. Vehicle
operators assume all risk associated with
ice conditions on frozen bodies of water.
Operating a Damaged Vehicle
Operating a damaged vehicle can result in an accident. After any rollover or
other accident, have a qualified service dealer inspect the entire machine for
possible damage, including (but not limited to) seat belts, rollover protection
devices, brakes, throttle and steering systems.
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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
Improper Cargo Loading
Overloading the vehicle or carrying cargo
improperly may cause changes in stability
and handling, which could cause loss of
control or an accident.
• Always follow the instructions in this
owner’s manual for carrying cargo. See
page 64.
• Never exceed the stated load capacity for
this vehicle. See page 12.
• Cargo should be properly distributed and
securely attached. See page 64.
• Reduce speed when carrying cargo. Allow a greater distance for braking.
Refueling
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under certain conditions.
• Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline.
• Always turn off the engine when refueling.
• Always refuel outdoors or in a well ventilated area free of any source of flame
or sparks.
• Always use an approved gasoline container to store fuel and remove the
container from the vehicle before filling to avoid fuel ignition due to electrical
static discharge.
• 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.
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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
Exposure to Exhaust
Engine exhaust fumes are poisonous and can cause loss of consciousness or
death in a short time. Never start the engine or let it run in an enclosed area.
Operate this vehicle only outdoors or in well-ventilated areas.
Hot Exhaust Systems
Exhaust system components are very hot during and after use of the vehicle.
Hot components can cause burns and fire. Do not touch hot exhaust system
components. Always keep combustible materials away from the exhaust
system. Use caution when traveling through tall grass, especially dry grass, to
avoid debris build-up around the exhaust system.
Unauthorized Use of the Vehicle
Leaving the keys in the ignition can lead to unauthorized use of the vehicle by
someone under the age of 16, without a drivers license, or without proper
training. This could result in an accident or rollover. Always remove the ignition
key when the vehicle is not in use.
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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
Equipment Modifications
Your POLARIS vehicle is designed to provide safe operation when used as
directed. Modifications to your vehicle may negatively impact vehicle stability.
Failure of critical machine components may result from operation with any
modifications, especially those that increase speed or power. This vehicle may
become less stable at speeds higher than those for which it is designed. Loss of
control may occur at higher speeds.
Do not install any non-POLARIS-approved accessory or modify the vehicle for
the purpose of increasing speed or power. Any modifications or installation of
non-POLARIS-approved accessories could create a substantial safety hazard
and increase the risk of bodily injury.
The warranty on your POLARIS vehicle will be terminated if any non-POLARISapproved equipment and/or modifications have been added to the vehicle that
increase speed or power.
The addition of certain accessories, including (but not limited to) mowers,
blades, tires, sprayers, or large racks, may change the handling characteristics
of the vehicle. Use only POLARIS-approved accessories, and familiarize
yourself with their function and effect on the vehicle.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFETY
call POLARIS at 1-800-342-3764.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Component Locations
ROPS Frame
RZR 4 Shown
Cargo
Box
Steering
Wheel
Radiator
Cab Doors
Fuel Tank
Cap
Cargo Box Tie-Down
Points (4 corners)
Passenger
Hand Hold
Brake
Pedal
Gear Selector
Throttle
Pedal
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Switches
AWD Switch
Light Switch
Ignition Switch
Instrument
Cluster
12V Accessory
Outlet
Auxiliary Outlets
The vehicle is equipped with one or more 12-volt accessory outlets. One
outlet is on the dash, a second outlet (if equipped) is in the rear
passenger area. Use the outlets to power an auxiliary light or other
optional accessories. For service, the dash outlet connection is under the
dash. The rear outlet connection is under the rear passenger seats.
Ignition Switch
The ignition switch is a three-position, key-operated switch. Use the
ignition switch to start the engine. See page 51 for starting procedures.
The key can be removed from the switch when it is in the OFF position.
OFF
The engine is off. Electrical circuits are off, except accessory 12V.
ON
Electrical circuits are on. Electrical equipment can be used.
START
Turn the key to the START position to engage the electric starter.
The key returns to the ON position when released.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Switches
Headlight Switch
Use the headlight switch to turn the lights on
and off and to change the lights from high beam
HIGH
to low beam. The ignition switch must be in the
ON position to operate the headlights.
LOW
Press the top of the rocker switch toward the
dash to place the headlights on high beam.
Move the rocker switch to the center position to
place the headlights on low beam. Press the
bottom of the rocker switch to turn off the
headlights.
If the headlight switch is ON when the ignition switch is turned off, the
lights will remain on for approximately 30 seconds.
All Wheel Drive (AWD) Switch
The AWD Switch has either two or three positions, depending on your
model’s features:
• All Wheel Drive
(AWD)
AWD
AWD
• Two Wheel Drive
(2WD)
Differential
Lock (2WD)
• Turf Mode/
Differential
Differential
Unlocked (1WD)
2WD
Unlock (1WD)
See page 36 for AWD
operating instructions.
Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
Electronic power steering (if equipped) engages when the ignition key is
turned to the ON position. EPS remains engaged whether the vehicle is
moving or idle.
The EPS warning indicator briefly illuminates when the key is turned to
the ON position. See page 39.
To conserve battery power, the EPS will shut down 5 minutes after the
engine is stopped if the key remains in the ON position. The EPS
warning indicator will illuminate to indicate the EPS has shut down.
If the light remains on after starting the engine, the EPS system is
inoperative. See your authorized POLARIS dealer for service.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Seats
Before operating the vehicle, always push down on all seat backs to
ensure the latches are secure.
Seat Adjustments
Loosen (do not remove) the four screws located on the seat bottom.
Slide the seat forward or rearward to the desired position. Tighten the
screws to 4 ft. lbs. (5.4 Nm). Do not overtighten.
Seat Removal
1. Pull up on the seat latch
lever located under the rear
edge of the seat.
2. Tilt the seat forward.
3. Lift the seat upward to
remove it from the vehicle.
4. Reverse this procedure to
reinstall the seat. Make
sure the seat tabs at the
front edge of the seat slide
under the seat retainer bar.
5. Press down firmly at the
rear of the seat to engage
the rear latch.
Front Seat
Retainer
Seat
Latch
Steering Wheel
The steering wheel can be tilted
upward or downward for rider
preference.
Lift and hold the steering wheel
adjustment lever while moving
the steering wheel upward or
downward. Release the lever
when the steering wheel is at
the desired position.
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Adjustment Lever
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Passenger Hand Hold
Always adjust the hand hold to a comfortable position for your
passenger before operating. Make sure the adjustment pin and retainer
are securely installed after making adjustments.
1. Remove the retainer from the end of the adjustment pin.
2. Remove the pin from the post.
3. Slide the post inward or outward to the desired position.
4. Reinstall the pin through the post mounting hole, adapter bushing
hole, both post adjustment holes and lastly through the remaining
bushing hole and post mounting hole.
5. Reinstall the retainer to the pin.
A
P o djus
s it t m
ion en
Ho t
les
Adapter
Bushing
Pin
Retainer
Adjustment
Pin
Post Mounting
Holes
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Hood
Remove the hood to access the radiator pressure cap and coolant
overflow bottle.
1. Turn the hood fasteners 1/4 turn.
2. Grasp the upper hood edge and pull upward to disengage the
fasteners.
3. Pivot the hood forward and lift upward to disengage the lower hood
hooks.
4. Lift the hood away from the vehicle.
Hood Fasteners
Pressure
Cap
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Overflow
Bottle
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Fuel Cap
The fuel tank filler cap is
located on the right-hand side of
the vehicle near the passenger
seat. When refueling, always
use either leaded or unleaded
gasoline with a minimum pump
octane number of 87 R+M/2
octane. Do not use fuel with
ethanol content greater than 10
percent, such as E-85 fuel.
Fuel Cap
Service Access Panels
Engine Access Panel
The engine access panel is
located behind the seats on
the frame of the vehicle.
Remove the seats and remove
the access panel to reach
serviceable engine
components.
Cargo Box Access Panel
The cargo box access panel is
located on the floor of the
cargo box. Remove the panel
to access the engine oil fill
cap, spark plugs and air filter.
Cargo Box Access Panel
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Cab Doors
This vehicle is equipped with cab doors. Riding in this vehicle without
closed and latched cab doors increases the risk of serious injury or death
in the event of an accident or rollover. Always make sure all cab doors
are closed and latched when riding in this vehicle.
Always inspect doors and latches for wear and damage before each use
of the vehicle.
Promptly replace any worn or damaged parts with new parts available
from your authorized POLARIS dealer.
Seat Belts
This POLARIS vehicle is equipped with seat belts for all riders. Always
make sure the seat belts are secured for the operator and passenger
before riding. The driver’s seat belt is equipped with a seat belt
interlock. Vehicle speed will be limited to 15 MPH (24 km/h) if the seat
belt is not secured.
3-Point Seat Belt
To wear the 3-point seat belt properly, follow this procedure:
1. Pull the seat belt latch downward and across your chest toward the
buckle at the inner edge of the seat. The belt should fit snugly across
your hips and diagonally across your chest. Make sure the belt is not
twisted.
2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the
strap to tighten.
3. Press the red release latch on the buckle to release the seat belt.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Seat Belts
Seat Belt Inspection
Inspect all seat belts for proper operation before each use of the vehicle.
1. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. The latch plate
must slide smoothly into the buckle. A click indicates that it's
securely latched.
2. Push the red release latch in the middle of the buckle to make sure it
releases freely.
3. Pull each seat belt completely out and inspect the
full length for any damage,
including cuts, wear, fraying or stiffness. If any
damage is found, or if the
seat belt does not operate
properly, have the seat belt
system checked and/or
Retractor
Latch Housings
replaced by an authorized
Housing
POLARIS dealer.
4. To clean dirt or debris from the seat belts, sponge the straps with
mild soap and water. Do not use bleach, dye or household detergents. Rinse the entire length of the belt webbing. Use a garden
hose to flush out the retractor and latch housings regularly.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Gear Selector
P: Park
R: Reverse
N: Neutral
L: Low Gear
H: High Gear
To change gears, stop the vehicle,
and with the engine idling, move
the lever to the desired gear. Do
not attempt to shift gears with
engine speed above idle or while
the vehicle is moving.
Gear Selector
Tip: Maintaining shift linkage adjustment is important to assure proper transmission function. See your dealer if you experience any shifting problems.
NOTICE: Do not attempt to shift the transmission while the vehicle is moving or
damage to the transmission could result. Always shift when the
vehicle is stationary and the engine is at idle.
Using Low Range
Always shift into low gear for any of the following conditions.
• Operating in rough terrain or over obstacles
• Loading the vehicle onto a trailer
• Towing heavy loads
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Brake Pedal
Depress the brake pedal to slow
or stop the vehicle. Apply the
brakes while starting the
engine.
Throttle Pedal
Push the pedal down to
increase engine speed. Spring
pressure returns the pedal to the
rest position when released.
Always check that the throttle
pedal returns normally before
starting the engine.
Brake Pedal
Throttle Pedal
Tip: If the throttle pedal and brake pedal are applied simultaneously, engine
power may be limited.
Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS)
The Rollover Protective
Structure (ROPS) on this
ROPS Label
vehicle meets OSHA
(on ROPS or
1928.53 rollover
on passenger
performance requirements.
hip bar)
Always have your authorized
POLARIS dealer thoroughly
inspect the ROPS if it ever
becomes damaged in any
way.
No device can assure
occupant protection in the
event of a rollover. When
used with seat belts and cab
nets or doors, the ROPS helps prevent occupants from being ejected
from the vehicle. Always follow all safe operating practices outlined in
this manual to avoid vehicle rollover.
WARNING! Vehicle rollover could cause severe injury or death. Always avoid
operating in a manner that could result in vehicle rollover.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
All Wheel Drive (AWD) System
The All Wheel Drive system is controlled by the AWD switch. The
switch has two positions, AWD (4x4) and 2WD (2x4). The switch on
models equipped with a lockable differential has a third position for
unlocking the differential. When unlocked, only one rear wheel is a
drive wheel. See page 37.
When the switch is on 2X4, the vehicle is
in two-wheel drive at all times. When the
AWD
switch is on AWD, the vehicle is in all
wheel drive and the 4X4 indicator in the
instrument cluster will be on.
When in AWD, the demand drive unit will
2WD
automatically engage any time the rear
wheels lose traction. When the rear
wheels regain traction, the demand drive
AWD Switch
unit will automatically disengage.
There is no limit to the length of time the
vehicle may remain in AWD.
Engaging AWD
AWD
The AWD switch may be turned on or off
Differential
while the vehicle is moving. Initially, the
Lock (2WD)
vehicle's electronic system will not enable
Differential
the AWD until the engine RPM is below
Unlock (1WD)
3100. Once enabled, the AWD remains
enabled until the AWD switch is turned
AWD Switch
off. If the switch is turned off while the
(models with a
demand drive unit is moving, it will not
lockable differential)
disengage until the rear wheels regain
traction.
Engage the AWD switch before getting into conditions where front
wheel drive may be needed. If the rear wheels are spinning, release the
throttle before switching to AWD.
NOTICE: Switching to AWD while the rear wheels are spinning or slipping may
cause severe drive shaft and gearcase damage. Always switch to
AWD while the rear wheels have traction or are at rest.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
All Wheel Drive (AWD) System
Disengaging AWD
Move the AWD switch to the center or bottom position to disengage
AWD. If the switch is turned off while the front hubs are driving, they
will not release until the rear wheels regain traction.
In some situations, the front gearcase may remain locked after turning
the AWD switch off. If this occurs, you may notice increased steering
effort and some vehicle speed restriction. Perform the following
procedure to unlock the front gearcase.
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Operate in reverse for at least 10 feet (3 m).
3. Stop completely.
4. Shift into low gear and drive forward.
5. If the front gearcase remains locked after following these
instructions, see your dealer for service.
Locking/Unlocking the Differential (if equipped)
NOTICE: Damage to the differential can
occur if it is engaged while the
vehicle is traveling at high
speeds or while the rear
wheels are spinning. Slow the
vehicle to nearly stopped
before engaging the
differential.
Locking the differential in slippery or
low traction conditions helps improve
traction. Move the rocker switch to
the center position (2WD) to lock the
differential and operate in rear wheel
drive.
Press the bottom of the switch to
unlock the differential and allow the
rear drive wheels to operate independently. This mode of operation is
well suited to turf driving or whenever aggressive traction is not
required.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Instrument Cluster
NOTICE: High water pressure may damage components. Wash the vehicle by
hand or with a garden hose using mild soap.
Certain products, including insect repellents and chemicals, will
damage the speedometer lens and other plastic surfaces. Do not use
alcohol to clean the instrument cluster. Do not allow insect sprays to
contact the lens. Immediately clean off any gasoline that splashes on
the instrument cluster.
Speedometer
Indicator Lamps
MODE
Button
Rider Information
Center
Speedometer
The speedometer displays vehicle speed in either miles per hour (MPH)
or kilometers per hour (km/h). See page 42.
Mode Button
Use the MODE button to toggle through mode options. See page 42 for
operation of the modes.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Instrument Cluster
Indicator Lamps
Lamp
Indicates
Vehicle
Speed
Over
Temperature
Condition
When standard mode is selected, speed displays in
miles per hour.
When metric mode is selected, speed displays in
kilometers per hour.
This lamp illuminates to indicate an overheated
engine. If the indicator flashes, the overheating
condition remains, and the system will automatically
reduce engine power.
EPS Warning This indicator illuminates briefly when the key is
turned to the ON position. If the light remains on, the
EPS system is inoperative. See your authorized
POLARIS dealer for service.
Neutral
This lamp illuminates when the transmission is in
neutral and the ignition key is in the ON position.
High Beam
This lamp illuminates when the headlamp switch is
set to high beam.
Helmet/Seat
Belt
The lamp is a reminder to the operator to ensure all
riders are wearing helmets and seat belts before
operating. The driver’s seat belt is equipped with a
seat belt interlock. Vehicle speed will be limited to 15
MPH (24 km/h) if the seat belt is not secured.
Check Engine This indicator appears if an EFI-related fault occurs.
Do not operate the vehicle if this warning appears.
Serious engine damage could result. See your dealer.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Instrument Cluster
Rider Information Center
The rider information center is located in the instrument cluster. All
segments will light up for one second at start-up. If the instrument
cluster fails to illuminate, a battery over-voltage may have occurred and
the instrument cluster may have shut off to protect the electronic
speedometer. If this occurs, take the vehicle to your POLARIS dealer
for proper diagnosis.
The information center is set to display standard units of measurement
and a 12-hour clock at the factory. To change to metric and/or a 24-hour
clock, see page 43.
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1
3
4
8
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7 6
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Instrument Cluster
Rider Information Center
1. Gear Indicator - This indicator displays gear shifter position.
H = High Gear
L = Low Gear
N = Neutral
R = Reverse Gear
P = Park
-- = Gear Signal Error (or shifter between gears)
2. Fuel Gauge - The segments of the fuel gauge show the level of fuel
in the fuel tank. When the last segment clears, a low fuel warning is
activated. All segments including the fuel icon will flash. Refuel
immediately.
Tip: If the fuel icon fails to display, an open or short circuit has occurred in the
fuel sensor circuit. See your dealer.
3. Information Display Area - This area displays odometer, trip
meter, engine hour meter and programmable service hour interval.
4. Under / Over Voltage - This warning usually indicates that the
vehicle is operating at an RPM too low to keep the battery charged.
It may also occur when the engine is at idle and high electrical load
(lights, cooling fan, accessories) is applied. Drive at a higher RPM
or recharge the battery to clear the warning.
5. Clock - The clock displays time in a 12-hour or 24-hour format. See
page 43 for resetting instructions.
6. Service Indicator - A flashing wrench symbol alerts the operator
that the preset service interval has been reached. The vehicle should
be brought to your dealer for scheduled maintenance. See page 43
for resetting instructions.
7. 4X4 Indicator - This indicator illuminates when the 4X4 system is
engaged (switch is on 4X4).
8. Turf Mode Indicator - This indicator illuminates when the
operator unlocks the differential. See page 37.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Instrument Cluster
Rider Information Center
Use the MODE button to toggle through the
information area options.
Display Units (Standard/Metric)
The display can be changed to show either
standard or metric units of measurement for
each of the following settings.
MODE
Button
Tip: To exit the set-up mode, turn the key off. Wait 5 seconds, then turn the key
on. The gauge display the mode that was displayed prior to setting the
units.
Distance
Fuel
Temperature
Time
Standard Display
Miles
U.S. Gallons
Fahrenheit
12-Hour Clock
Metric Display
Kilometers
Liters, Imperial Gallons
Celsius
24-Hour Clock
1. Turn the key to the OFF position.
2. Press and hold the MODE button while turning the key to the ON
position.
3. When the display flashes the distance setting, tap the MODE button
to advance to the desired setting.
4. Press and hold the MODE button to save the setting and advance to
the next display option.
5. Repeat the procedure to change remaining display settings.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Instrument Cluster
Rider Information Center
Clock Mode
Tip: The clock must be reset any time the battery has been disconnected or
discharged.
1. Turn the key to the ON position. Use the MODE button to toggle to
the odometer display.
2. Press and hold the MODE button until the hour segment flashes.
Release the button.
3. With the segment flashing, tap the MODE button to advance to the
desired setting.
4. Press and hold the MODE button until the next segment flashes.
Release the button.
5. Repeat steps 3-4 twice to set the 10-minute and 1-minute segments.
After completing the 1-minute segment, step 4 will save the new
settings and exit the clock mode.
6. Turn the key to the OFF position.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Instrument Cluster
Rider Information Center
Odometer Mode
The odometer records and displays the distance traveled by the vehicle.
Trip Meter Mode
The trip meter records the distance traveled by the vehicle if reset before
each trip. To reset, select the trip meter mode. Press and hold the MODE
button until the meter resets to zero. In the Rider Information Center, the
trip meter display contains a decimal point, but the odometer displays
without a decimal point.
Hour Meter Mode
This mode logs the total hours the engine has been in operation.
Engine Temperature Mode
This mode displays current temperature of the coolant.
Battery Voltage Mode
This mode displays current system voltage level.
Tachometer Mode
The engine RPM is displayed digitally.
Tip: Small fluctuations in the RPM from day to day may be normal because of
changes in humidity, temperature and elevation.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Instrument Cluster
Rider Information Center
Programmable Service Interval
When the hours of engine operation equal the programmed service
interval setting, the wrench icon will flash for 5 seconds each time the
engine is started. When this feature is enabled, it provides a convenient
reminder to perform routine maintenance. The service interval is
programmed at 50 hours at the factory. Use the following procedure to
change the service interval.
1. Press the MODE button until remaining service hours display.
2. Press and hold the MODE button.
3. When the service hours flash, press and release the MODE button to
advance the hours to the desired setting (including OFF). Press and
hold the MODE button to set the new service hour interval.
Diagnostic Display Mode
The EFI diagnostic display mode is for informational purposes only.
Please see your POLARIS dealer for all major repairs.
The diagnostic mode is accessible only when the check engine warning
indicator activates after the key has been turned on. Leave the key on if
you want to view the active code (failure code).
The diagnostic mode becomes inaccessible if the key is turned off and
on and the warning indicator is no longer active. This allows the
determination of persistent as well as intermittent faults.
Inactive codes are stored in the history of the unit.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Instrument Cluster
Rider Information Center
Engine Error Codes
Suspect Parameter
Error Code
The error screen displays
Number (SPN)
Number
(0-9)
only when the CHECK
ENGINE light is on or
when it goes on and off
during one ignition cycle.
Error codes are not stored.
When the key is turned
OFF, the code and
message is lost, but will
reappear if the fault
reoccurs after restarting
the engine.
Failure Mode Indicator (FMI)
If the CHECK ENGINE
light illuminates, retrieve
the error codes from the
display.
1. If the error codes are not displayed, use the MODE button to toggle
until “Ck ENG” displays on the main line of the display.
2. Press and hold the MODE button to enter the diagnostics code
menu.
3. Record the three numbers displayed in the gear position, clock and
odometer displays.
4. Press the MODE button to advance to the next error code.
5. Press and hold the MODE button to exit the diagnostics code menu.
6. See an authorized POLARIS dealer for code details and diagnosis.
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OPERATION
WARNING
Failure to operate the vehicle properly can result in a collision, loss of control,
accident or rollover, which may result in serious injury or death. Read and
understand all safety warnings outlined in the safety section of this owner’s
manual.
Vehicle Break-in Period
The break-in period for your new POLARIS vehicle is the first 25 hours
of operation, or the time it takes to use the first two tanks full of
gasoline. Clutch and drive belt break-in periods vary depending on
operating conditions. See page 48.
No single action on your part is as important as a proper break-in period.
Careful treatment of a new engine and drive components will result in
more efficient performance and longer life for these components.
Perform the following procedures carefully.
NOTICE: Excessive heat build-up during the first three hours of operation will
damage close-fitted engine parts and drive components. Do not
operate at full throttle or high speeds during the first three hours of
use.
Use of any oils other than those recommended by POLARIS may
cause serious engine damage. We recommend the use of POLARIS
PS-4 oils for your 4-cycle engine.
Engine and Drivetrain Break-in
1. Fill the fuel tank with gasoline. See page 31. Always exercise
extreme caution whenever handling gasoline.
2. Check the oil level. See page 87. Add the recommended oil as
needed to maintain the oil level in the safe operating range.
3. Complete the New Operator Driving Procedures outlined on pages
53-54.
4. Avoid aggressive use of the brakes. See Brake System Break-in on
page 48.
5. Vary throttle positions. Do not operate at sustained idle.
6. Perform regular checks on fluid levels, controls and areas outlined
on the daily pre-ride inspection checklist. See page 49.
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OPERATION
Vehicle Break-in Period
Engine and Drivetrain Break-in
7. Carry only light loads.
8. During the break-in period, change both the oil and the filter at 25
hours or one month.
9. Check fluid levels of transmission and all gearcases after the first 25
hours of operation and every 100 hours thereafter.
Brake System Break-in
Apply only moderate braking force for the first 50 stops. Aggressive or
overly forceful braking when the brake system is new could damage
brake pads and rotors.
PVT Break-in (Clutches/Belt)
A proper break-in of the clutches and drive belt will ensure a longer life
and better performance. If a belt fails, always clean any debris from the
duct and from the engine compartment.
Standard Break-In
Drive at slower speeds for the first 50 miles (80 km) of operation. Carry
only light loads. Avoid aggressive acceleration, high-speed operation
and prolonged operation at a specific RPM during this period.
Sand/Dune Break-In
Drive in low gear for the first 5 miles (8 km) of operation. Avoid
prolonged low speed operation at high throttle. Avoid aggressive
acceleration, high-speed operation and prolonged operation at a specific
RPM during this period.
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OPERATION
Pre-Ride Inspection
Failure to inspect and verify that the vehicle is in safe operating
condition before operating increases the risk of an accident. Always
inspect the vehicle before each use to make sure it's in safe operating
condition.
Item
Brake system/pedal travel
Remarks
Page
Ensure proper operation
35
106
Brake fluid
Ensure proper level
108
Front suspension
Inspect, lubricate if necessary
84
Rear suspension
Inspect, lubricate if necessary
84
Steering
Ensure free operation
118
Tires
Inspect condition and pressure
12
113
Wheels/fasteners
Inspect, ensure fastener tightness
113
Frame nuts, bolts, fasteners
Inspect, ensure tightness
Fuel and oil
Ensure proper levels
41
87
-
Coolant level
Ensure proper level
99-100
Coolant hoses
Inspect for leaks
-
Throttle
Ensure proper operation
-
Indicator lights/switches
Ensure proper operation
26-27
PVT intake
Inspect, clean
-
Headlights
Check operation
-
Brake light/taillight
Check operation
-
Seat Latches
Push down on both seat backs to
ensure the latches are secure
28
Seat Belts
Check length of belt for damage,
check latches for proper operation
32
Cab Doors
Check doors and latches for wear or
damage.
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OPERATION
Safe Operation Practices
1. Visit the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association web site
(rohva.org) and take the free on-line training course. Complete the
New Operator Driving Procedures outlined on pages 53-54.
2. Do not allow anyone under 16 years of age or without a valid
driver’s license to operate this vehicle.
3. Never operate with a passenger under the age of 12. Never carry
more one passenger in a 2-seat vehicle. Never carry more than three
passengers in a 4-seat vehicle. Never allow a passenger to ride in
the cargo box.
4. Engine exhaust fumes are poisonous. Never start the engine or let it
run in an enclosed area.
5. Never operate with accessories not approved by POLARIS for use
on this vehicle.
6. Operate this vehicle off-road only. Never operate the vehicle on
pavement or on any public street, road or highway, including dirt
and gravel roads.
7. Drive in a manner appropriate for your skills and operating
conditions. Never operate at excessive speeds. Never attempt
wheelies, jumps, or other stunts. Keep both hands on the steering
wheel during operation.
8. Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating this
vehicle.
9. Always use the size and type of tires specified for your vehicle.
Always maintain proper tire pressure.
10. Never operate a damaged vehicle. After any rollover or accident,
have a qualified service dealer inspect the entire machine for
possible damage.
11. Never operate the vehicle on a frozen body of water unless you have
first verified that the ice is sufficiently thick to support the weight
and moving force of the vehicle, you and your passenger, and your
cargo, together with any other vehicles in your party.
12. Do not touch hot exhaust system components. Always keep
combustible materials away from the exhaust system.
13. Always remove the ignition key when the vehicle is not in use to
prevent unauthorized use.
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OPERATION
Starting the Engine
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface outdoors or in a wellventilated area.
2. Sit in the driver's seat and fasten the seat belt. Always make sure all
cab doors are closed and latched when riding in this vehicle.
3. Place the transmission in PARK.
4. Apply the brakes. Do not press the throttle pedal while starting the
engine.
5. Turn the ignition key past the ON/RUN position to START. Engage
the starter for a maximum of five seconds. Release the key when the
engine starts.
6. If the engine does not start within five seconds, return the ignition
switch to the OFF position and wait five seconds. Repeat steps 5
and 6 until the engine starts.
7. Vary the engine RPM slightly with the throttle to aid in warm up
until the engine idles smoothly.
NOTICE: Operating the vehicle immediately after starting could cause engine
damage. Allow the engine to warm up for several minutes before
operating the vehicle.
Stopping the Engine
1. Release the throttle pedal completely and brake to a complete stop.
2. Place the transmission in PARK.
3. Turn the engine off.
Braking
1. Release the throttle pedal completely.
Tip: When the throttle pedal is released completely and engine speed slows to
near idle, the vehicle has no engine braking.
2. Press on the brake pedal evenly and firmly.
3. Practice starting and stopping (using the brakes) until you're
familiar with the controls.
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OPERATION
Parking the Vehicle
1. Stop the vehicle on a level surface. When parking inside a garage or
other structure, be sure that the structure is well ventilated and that
the vehicle is not close to any source of flame or sparks, including
any appliance with pilot lights.
2. Place the transmission in PARK.
3. Turn the engine off.
4. Remove the ignition key to prevent unauthorized use.
Know Your Riding Area/Tread Lightly
Familiarize yourself with all laws and regulations concerning the
operation of this vehicle in your area. Respect the environment in which
you ride your vehicle. Find out where the designated riding areas are by
contacting your POLARIS dealer, a local riding club, or local officials.
Help keep our trails open for recreational vehicle use. As an off-road
enthusiast, you represent the sport and can set a good example (or a poor
example) for others to follow. Tread lightly. Operate with respect for the
terrain, avoid littering, and always stay on the designated trails.
Trail Etiquette
Always practice good etiquette when riding. Allow a safe distance
between your vehicle and other vehicles operating in the same area.
Communicate to oncoming operators by signaling the number of
vehicles in your group. When stopping, move your vehicle to the edge
of the trail as far as possible to allow others to pass safely.
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OPERATION
New Operator Driving Procedures
1. Read and understand the owner’s manual and all warning and
instruction labels before operating this vehicle.
2. Visit the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association web site
(rohva.org) and take the free on-line training course. Hands-on
training is also available through ROHVA.
3. Perform the pre-ride inspection. See page 49.
4. Do not carry a passenger until you have at least two hours of driving
experience with this vehicle.
5. Do not carry cargo during this period.
6. Select an open area that allows room to familiarize yourself with
vehicle operation and handling.
7. The driver and passenger must wear helmet, eye protection, gloves,
long-sleeve shirt, long pants, over-the-ankle boots and seat belt at
all times.
8. Always make sure all cab doors are closed and latched when riding
in this vehicle.
9. Sit in the driver’s seat and fasten the seat belt.
10. Place the transmission in PARK.
11. Start the engine.
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OPERATION
New Operator Driving Procedures
12. Apply the brakes and shift into low gear.
13. Check your surroundings and determine your path of travel.
14. Keeping both hands on the steering wheel, slowly release the brakes
and depress the throttle with your right foot to begin driving.
15. Drive slowly at first. On level surfaces, practice starting, stopping,
turning, maneuvering, using the throttle and brakes and driving in
reverse. Learn how the vehicle handles when making both left and
right turns at a slow speed.
16. Increase speed only after mastering all maneuvers at a slow speed.
17. After you become skilled at making turns and begin to operate at
faster speeds, follow these precautions:
• Avoid sharp turns.
• Never turn while applying heavy throttle.
• Never make abrupt steering maneuvers.
• Operate at speeds appropriate for your skills, the conditions and
the terrain.
• DO NOT do power slides, “donuts”, jumps or other driving
stunts.
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OPERATION
Driving with Passengers
1. Complete the New
Operator Driving
Procedures outlined on
pages 53-54.
2. Perform the pre-ride
inspection. See page 49.
3. Do not carry a passenger
until you have at least two
hours of driving experience
with this vehicle.
4. Do not carry more than one
passenger in a 2-seat
vehicle. Do not carry more
than three passengers in a
4-seat vehicle. Additional
passengers can affect the
operator’s ability to steer
and operate the controls.
5. Make sure the passenger is at least 12 years of age. All riders must
be able to sit with backs against the seat, both feet flat on the floor
and both hands on the steering wheel (if driving) or on a passenger
hand hold.
6. The driver and all passengers must wear helmet, eye protection,
gloves, long-sleeve shirt, long pants, over-the-ankle boots and seat
belt at all times. See page 8.
7. Always make sure all cab doors are closed and latched when riding
in this vehicle.
8. Allow a passenger to ride only in a passenger seat.
9. Slow down. Always travel at a speed appropriate for your skills,
your passenger’s skills and operating conditions. Avoid unexpected
or aggressive maneuvers that could cause discomfort or injury to a
passenger.
10. Vehicle handling may change with a passenger and/or cargo on
board. Allow more time and distance for braking.
11. Always follow all operating guidelines as outlined on safety labels
and in this manual.
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OPERATION
Driving on Slippery Surfaces
When driving on slippery surfaces such as wet trails, loose gravel, or
ice, be alert for the possibility of skidding and sliding.
Follow these precautions when encountering slippery conditions:
1. Slow down before entering slippery areas.
2. Maintain a high level of alertness, reading the trail and avoiding
quick, sharp turns, which can cause skids.
3. Engage all-wheel drive before wheels begin to lose traction.
NOTICE: Severe damage to the drive train may occur if the AWD is engaged
while the wheels are spinning. Always allow the wheels to stop
spinning before engaging AWD.
4. Correct a skid by turning the steering wheel in the direction of the
skid. Never apply the brakes during a skid.
Sideways
skid
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Turn in
direction of
skid
OPERATION
Driving Uphill
Whenever traveling uphill, follow these precautions:
1. Always check the terrain carefully before ascending a hill. Never
drive on hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
2. Avoid excessively steep hills. If ascending a steeper grade is
unavoidable, engage all-wheel drive before ascending.
3. Drive straight uphill.
4. Proceed at a steady rate of speed and throttle opening. Never open
the throttle suddenly.
5. Avoid unnecessary changes in speed or direction.
6. Never go over the crest of a hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp
drop, or another vehicle or person could be on the other side of the
hill.
7. If the vehicle stalls while climbing a hill, apply the brakes. Place the
transmission in reverse and slowly allow the vehicle to roll straight
downhill while applying light brake pressure to control speed.
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OPERATION
Driving on a Sidehill (Sidehilling)
Driving on a sidehill is not recommended. Improper procedure could
cause loss of control or rollover. Avoid crossing the side of any hill
unless absolutely necessary.
If crossing a hill is unavoidable, follow these precautions:
1. Engage all-wheel drive.
2. Drive slowly and use extreme caution.
3. If the vehicle begins to roll over, or if it feels as if it may roll over,
immediately turn downhill.
4. Avoid obstacles and changes in terrain that may lower or raise one
side of the vehicle or cause the vehicle to slide.
5. If the vehicle begins to slide downhill, immediately turn downhill to
stop the slide, or stop the vehicle and maneuver slowly and
carefully until the vehicle can be driven straight downhill.
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OPERATION
Driving Downhill
Whenever descending a hill, follow these precautions:
1. Avoid excessively steep
hills.
2. Slow down. Never travel
down a hill at high
speed.
3. Always check the terrain
carefully before
descending a hill. Never
drive on hills with
excessively slippery or
loose surfaces.
4. Always descend a hill with the transmission in forward gear. Never
descend a hill with the transmission in neutral.
5. Avoid traveling down a hill at an angle, which would cause the
vehicle to lean sharply to one side. Travel straight downhill.
6. Apply the brakes lightly to aid in slowing.
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OPERATION
Driving Through Water
Your vehicle can operate
through water with a
maximum recommended
depth equal to floor level.
Follow these precautions
when operating through
water:
1. Determine water depth
and current before
entering water.
2. Choose a crossing
where the water level
is lowest and where
both banks have
gradual inclines.
Never operate in
water that exceeds the
maximum
recommended depth.
Floor Level
WARNING! The large tires on your vehicle may cause the vehicle to float in
deep or fast-flowing water, which could result in loss of traction, loss of control,
rollover or accident.
3. Wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability. After leaving water,
test the brakes. Apply them lightly several times while driving
slowly. The friction will help dry out the pads. Avoid applying
brake and throttle at the same time.
NOTICE: Major engine damage can result if the vehicle is not thoroughly
inspected after operation in water. Perform the services outlined in
the maintenance chart. See page 79. Give special attention to engine
oil, transmission oil, demand drive fluid, rear gearcase oil, and all
grease fittings.
If your vehicle becomes immersed or is operated in water that
exceeds the floor level, take it to your dealer for service before
starting the engine. If it's impossible to bring the vehicle to your
dealer before starting the engine, perform the service outlined on
page 117, and take the vehicle to your dealer at the first opportunity.
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OPERATION
Driving Over Obstacles
Follow these precautions when operating over obstacles:
1. Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area.
2. Look ahead and learn to read the terrain. Be constantly alert for
hazards such as logs, rocks and low hanging branches.
3. Travel slowly and use extra caution when operating on unfamiliar
terrain. Not all obstacles are immediately visible.
4. Avoid operating over large obstacles such as large rocks and fallen
trees. If unavoidable, use extreme caution and operate slowly.
5. Always have a passenger dismount and move away from the vehicle
before operating over an obstacle that could cause a rollover.
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OPERATION
Driving in Reverse
Follow these precautions when operating in reverse:
1. Always check for obstacles or people behind the vehicle.
2. Apply the throttle lightly. Never open the throttle suddenly.
3. Back slowly.
4. Apply the brakes lightly for stopping.
5. Avoid making sharp turns.
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OPERATION
Parking on an Incline
A rolling vehicle can result in serious injury. Avoid parking on an
incline. If parking on an incline is unavoidable, follow these
precautions:
1. Apply the brakes.
2. Place the transmission in PARK.
3. Turn the engine off.
4. Block the rear wheels on the downhill side.
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OPERATION
Hauling Cargo
WARNING
Overloading the vehicle or carrying cargo improperly can alter vehicle handling
and may cause loss of control or brake instability. Always follow these
precautions when hauling cargo:
Never exceed the stated load capacity for this vehicle.
REDUCE SPEED AND ALLOW GREATER DISTANCES FOR BRAKING
WHEN HAULING CARGO.
NEVER EXCEED THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY of the vehicle. When
determining the weight you are adding to the vehicle, include the weight of the
operator, passenger, accessories and loads in the rack or box. The combined
weight of these items must not exceed the maximum weight capacity.
Always load the cargo box with the load as far forward and as low as possible.
When operating over rough or hilly terrain, reduce speed and cargo to maintain
stable driving conditions.
Always operate the vehicle with extreme care when hauling cargo. Slow down
and drive in the lowest gear available.
SECURE ALL LOADS BEFORE OPERATING. Unsecured loads can create
unstable operating conditions, which could result in loss of control of the vehicle.
OPERATE ONLY WITH STABLE AND SAFELY ARRANGED LOADS. When
handling off-centered loads that cannot be centered, securely fasten the load
and operate with extra caution.
HEAVY LOADS CAN CAUSE BRAKING AND CONTROL PROBLEMS. Use
extreme caution when applying brakes with a loaded vehicle. Avoid terrain or
situations that may require backing downhill.
USE EXTREME CAUTION when operating with loads that extend over the rack
sides. Stability and maneuverability may be adversely affected, causing a
rollover.
DO NOT TRAVEL FASTER THAN THE RECOMMENDED SPEEDS. Vehicle
should never exceed 10 MPH (16 km/h) while cornering or while ascending or
descending a hill.
Carrying a passenger in the cargo box could
result in a fall from the vehicle or contact with
moving components. Never allow a
passenger to ride in the cargo box. A
passenger must always be seated in a
passenger seat with seat belt secured.
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OPERATION
Hauling Cargo
Your POLARIS vehicle has been designed to carry a specific capacity.
Reduce speed and allow a greater distance for braking when carrying
cargo.
Loads should be centered and carried as low as possible in the box. For
stability on rough or hilly terrain, reduce both speed and cargo. Exercise
caution if the cargo load extends over the side of the box.
Always read and understand the load distribution warnings listed on
warning labels and in this manual. Never exceed the maximum
capacities specified for your vehicle. See page 128.
Belt Life
To extend belt life, use low gear in the following conditions:
• when hauling or towing heavy cargo.
• when consistently operating at speeds less than 35 MPH (56 km/h) in
hard-pulling terrain, such as mud, rocks or sand/dune environments.
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OPERATION
Towing
WARNING
Towing improperly can alter vehicle handling and may cause loss of control or
brake instability.
The tow loop on the rear of the
vehicle is provided for recovery
use ONLY. Tow a vehicle ONLY
of equal or lesser size and weight.
When towing a disabled RZR
vehicle, place the disabled
vehicle’s transmission in neutral.
Do not operate the vehicle faster
than 10 MPH (16 km/h) when
towing.
Tow Loop
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WINCH GUIDE
These safety warnings and instructions apply if your vehicle came
equipped with a winch or if you choose to add an accessory winch to
your vehicle.
WARNING
Improper winch use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH. Always follow all
winch instructions and warnings in this manual.
Your winch may have a cable made of either wire rope or specially
designed synthetic rope. The term “winch cable” will be used for either
unless noted otherwise.
Winch Safety Precautions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Read all sections of this manual.
Never use alcohol or drugs before or while operating the winch.
Never allow children under 16 years of age to operate the winch.
Always wear eye protection and heavy gloves when operating the
winch.
Always keep body, hair, clothing and jewelry clear of the winch
cable, fairlead and hook when operating winch.
Never attempt to “jerk” a load attached to the winch with a moving
vehicle. See the Shock Loading section on page 76.
Always keep the area around the vehicle, winch, winch cable and
load clear of people (especially children) and distractions while
operating the winch.
Always turn the vehicle ignition power OFF when it and the winch
are not being used.
Always be sure that at least five (5) full turns of winch cable are
wrapped around the winch drum at all times. The friction provided
by this wrapped cable allows the drum to pull on the winch cable
and move the load.
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Winch Safety Precautions
10. Always apply your vehicle’s park brake and/or park mechanism to
hold the vehicle in place during winching. Use wheel chocks if
needed.
11. Always align the vehicle and winch with the load directly in front of
the vehicle as much as possible. Avoid winching with the winch
cable at an angle to the winching vehicle’s centerline whenever
possible.
12. If winching at an angle is unavoidable, follow these precautions:
A.
B.
Look at the winch drum occasionally. Never let the winch cable “stack”
or accumulate at one end of the winch drum. Too much winch cable at
one end of the winch drum can damage the winch and the winch cable.
If stacking occurs, stop winching. Follow step 15 on page 74 to feed
and rewind the cable evenly before continuing the winch operation.
13. Never winch up or down at sharp angles. This can destabilize the
winching vehicle and possibly cause it to move without warning.
14. Never attempt to winch loads that weigh more than the winch’s
rated capacity.
15. The winch motor may become hot during winch use. If you winch
for more than 45 seconds, or if the winch stalls during operation,
stop winching and permit the winch to cool down for 10 minutes
before using it again.
16. Never touch, push, pull or straddle the
winch cable while winching a load.
17. Never let the winch cable run through
your hands, even if wearing heavy
gloves.
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18. Never release the clutch on the winch when the winch cable is under
load.
19. Never use the winch for lifting or transporting people.
20. Never use the winch to hoist or suspend a vertical load.
21. Never immerse or submerse your winch in water. Take your winch
to your dealer for service if this occurs.
22. Always inspect your winch and winch cable before each use.
23. Never winch the hook fully into the winch. This can cause damage
to winch components.
24. Unplug the remote control from the vehicle when the winch is not in
use to prevent inadvertent activation and use by unauthorized
persons.
25. Never grease or oil the winch cable. This will cause the winch cable
to collect debris that will shorten the life of the cable.
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WINCH GUIDE
Winch Operation
Read the Winch Safety Precautions in the preceding pages before using
your winch.
Tip: Consider practicing the operation and use of your winch before you actually
need to use it in the field.
WARNING
Improper winch use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH. Always follow all
winch instructions and warnings in this manual.
Each winching situation is unique.
• Take your time to think through the winching you are about to do.
• Proceed slowly and deliberately.
• Never hurry or rush during winching.
• Always pay attention to your surroundings.
• You may need to change your winching strategy if it is not working.
• Always remember that your winch is very powerful.
• There are simply some situations that you and your winch will not be able
to deal with. Do not be afraid to ask others to help when this happens.
1. Always inspect the vehicle, winch, winch cable and winch controls
for any signs of damage or parts in need of repair or replacement
before each use. Pay particular attention to the first 3 feet (1 meter)
of winch cable if the winch is being used (or has been used) for
lifting an accessory plow assembly. Promptly replace any worn or
damaged cable.
2. Never operate a winch or a vehicle in need of repair or service.
3. Always apply your
vehicle’s park brake and/
or park mechanism to hold
the vehicle in place during
Hook Strap
winching. Use wheel
chocks if needed.
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4. Always use the hook strap when
handling the hook.
WARNING! Never put your fingers into
the hook. This could lead to SEVERE
INJURY.
A. Attach the hook itself onto the
load or use a tow strap or chain
NO
YES
to secure the load to the winch
cable.
Tip: A “tow strap” is NOT intended to stretch. A “recovery strap” is designed to
stretch.
WARNING! Never use a recovery strap when winching due to the excessive
energy that can be released if the winch cable breaks. This can result in
SEVERE INJURY or DEATH. See the Shock Loading section on page 76.
B. Never hook the winch cable back onto itself. This will damage the
winch cable and may result in winch cable failure.
WARNING! Replace the winch cable at the first sign of damage to prevent
SEVERE INJURY or DEATH in the event of failure. For your safety, always
replace POLARIS winch parts (including the cable) with genuine POLARIS
replacement parts available at your authorized POLARIS dealer.
C. If possible, keep the winch cable aligned with the centerline of the
winching vehicle. This will help the spooling of the winch cable and
reduce the load on the fairlead.
D. If freeing a stuck vehicle by attaching to a tree, use an item such as a
tow strap to avoid damaging the tree during winch operation. Sharp
cables and chains can damage and even kill trees. Please remember
to TreadLightly® (treadlightly.org).
E. Before operating the winch, be sure
that the safety latch on the winch
cable hook is fully seated when the
load is attached.
F. Never operate your winch with a
damaged hook or latch. Always
replace damaged parts before using
NO
YES
the winch.
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5. Never remove the hook strap from the hook.
6. Release the winch clutch and pull out the winch cable.
7. Pulling out as much cable as possible maximizes the winch’s pulling
capacity. Always be sure that at least five (5) full turns of winch
cable are wrapped around the winch drum at all times. The friction
provided by this wrapped cable allows the drum to pull on the
winch cable and move the load.
8. Read and adhere to the following information for winch damping to
ensure safe winch use.
A.
B.
C.
D.
In order to absorb energy that could be released by a winch cable
failure, always place a “damper” on the winch cable. A damper can be
a heavy jacket, tarp, or other soft, dense object. A damper can absorb
much of the energy released if a winch cable breaks when winching.
Even a tree limb can help as a damper if no other items are available to
you.
Lay the damper on top of the mid-point of the winch cable length that is
spooled out.
On a long pull, it may be necessary to stop winching so that the
damper can be repositioned to the new mid-point of the winch cable.
Always release the tension on the winch cable before repositioning the
damper.
Avoid being directly in line with the winch cable whenever possible.
Also, never permit others to stand near or in line with the winch cable
during winch operation.
9. Never hook the winch cable back onto itself. This will damage the
winch cable and may result in winch cable failure.
10. Never use straps, chains or other rigging items that are damaged or
worn.
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11. The ONLY time a winch-equipped vehicle should be moving when
using the winch is when that vehicle itself is stuck. The winchequipped vehicle should NEVER be in motion to “shock” load the
winch cable in an attempt to move a second stuck vehicle. See the
Shock Loading section on page 76. For your safety, always follow
these guidelines when winching a vehicle free:
A.
Release the winch clutch and spool out the necessary length of winch
cable.
B. Align the winch cable as close as possible to the winching vehicle’s
centerline.
C. Attach the winch cable hook to the anchor point or the stuck vehicle’s
frame following instructions in this manual.
D. Re-engage the clutch on the winch.
E. Slowly winch in the slack in the winch cable.
F. Select the proper vehicle gear to propel the stuck vehicle in the
direction of winching.
G. Shift to the lowest gear available on the stuck vehicle.
H. Slowly and carefully apply vehicle throttle and winch together to free
the vehicle.
I. Stop winching as soon as the stuck vehicle is able to propel itself
without the help of the winch.
J. Detach the winch cable hook.
K. Rewind the winch cable evenly back onto the winch drum following the
instructions in this manual.
12. Never attempt to winch another stuck vehicle by attaching the
winch cable to a suspension component, brush guard, bumper or
cargo rack. Vehicle damage may result. Instead, attach the winch to
a strong portion of the vehicle frame or hitch.
13. Extensive winching will run down the battery on the winching
vehicle. Let the winching vehicle’s engine run while operating the
winch to prevent the battery from running low if winching for long
periods.
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14. The winch motor may become hot during winch use. If you winch
for more than 45 seconds, or if the winch stalls during operation,
stop winching and permit the winch to cool down for 10 minutes
before using it again.
15. After winching is complete, especially if winching at an angle, it
may be necessary to re-distribute the winch cable across the winch
drum. You will need an assistant to perform this task.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
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Release the clutch on the winch.
Feed out the winch cable that is unevenly bunched up in one area.
Re-engage the winch clutch.
Have an assistant pull the winch cable tightly with about 100 lbs. (45
kg) of tension using the hook strap.
Slowly winch the cable in while your assistant moves the end of the
winch cable back and forth horizontally to evenly distribute the winch
cable on the drum.
Doing this reduces the chances of the winch cable “wedging” itself
between lower layers of winch cable.
WINCH GUIDE
Winch Cable Care
For your safety, always replace POLARIS winch parts (including the
cable) with genuine POLARIS replacement parts available at your
authorized POLARIS dealer.
WARNING! Use of worn or damaged cable could lead to sudden failure and
SEVERE INJURY.
1. Always inspect your winch before each use. Inspect for worn or
loose parts including mounting hardware. Never use the winch if
any part needs repair or replacement.
2. Always inspect your winch cable before each use. Inspect for worn
or kinked winch cable.
A.
B.
C.
D.
A kinked winch cable made of
wire rope is shown at right. Even
after being “straightened out,”
this cable has already been
permanently and severely
A
damaged. Promptly discontinue
use of a winch cable in this
condition.
A kinked winch cable made of
wire rope that has been
“straightened out” is shown at
B
right. Even though it may look
usable, the cable has been
permanently and severely damaged. It can no longer transmit the load
that it could prior to kinking. Promptly discontinue use of a winch cable
in this condition.
A winch cable made of
synthetic rope should be
inspected for signs of fraying.
Replace the cable if fraying is
observed (shown at right).
C
Promptly discontinue use of a
winch cable in this condition.
Also replace the winch cable if there are fused or melted fibers. Such
an area of the synthetic rope will be stiff and appear smooth or glazed.
Promptly discontinue use of a winch cable in this condition.
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Shock Loading
WARNING! Your winch cable is very strong but it is NOT designed for dynamic,
or “shock” loading. Shock loading may tension a winch cable beyond its strength
and cause the cable to break. The end of a broken winch cable under such high
loading can cause SEVERE INJURY or DEATH to you and other bystanders.
Winch cables are designed to NOT absorb energy. This is true of both
wire-rope and synthetic-rope winch cables.
1. Never attempt to “jerk” a load with the winch. For example, never
take up slack in the winch cable by moving the winching vehicle in
an attempt to move an object. This is a dangerous practice. It
generates high winch cable loads that may exceed the strength of the
cable. Even a slowly moving vehicle can create large shock loads in
a winch cable.
WARNING! SEVERE INJURY or DEATH can result from a broken winch cable.
2. Never quickly turn the winch ON and OFF repeatedly (“jogging”).
This puts extra load on the winch, winch cable, and generates
excessive heat from the motor. This is a form of shock loading.
3. Never tow a vehicle or other object with your winch. Towing an
object with a winch produces shock loading of the cable even when
towing at slow speeds. Towing from a winch also positions the
towing force high on the vehicle. This can cause instability of the
vehicle and possibly lead to an accident.
4. Never use recovery straps with your winch. Recovery straps are
designed to stretch and can store energy. This stored energy in the
recovery strap is released if a winch cable fails making the event
even more hazardous. Similarly, never use elastic “bungie” cords
for winching.
5. Never use the winch to tie down a vehicle to a trailer or other
transportation vehicle. This type of use also causes shock loading
that can cause damage to the winch, winch cable, or vehicles used.
Your winch cable is designed and tested to withstand the loads
produced by the winch motor when operated from a stationary
vehicle. Always remember that the winch and winch cable are NOT
designed for shock loading.
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Winch Maintenance and Service Safety
WARNING! Improper or lack of winch maintenance and service could lead to
SEVERE INJURY or DEATH. Always follow all winch instructions and warnings
in this manual.
1. Always inspect your winch before each use. Inspect for worn or
kinked winch cable. Also inspect for worn or loose parts including
mounting hardware.
2. Permit your winch motor to cool down prior to servicing your
winch.
3. Never work on your winch without first disconnecting the battery
connections to prevent accidental activation of the winch.
4. For your safety, always replace POLARIS winch parts (including
the cable) with genuine POLARIS replacement parts available at
your authorized POLARIS dealer.
5. Some winch models use wire rope as the winch cable. Other
winches use a specially designed synthetic rope as the winch cable.
6. Never replace a synthetic-rope winch cable with a consumer-grade
polymer rope such as can be purchased in a hardware store.
Although they may look similar, they are NOT alike. A polymer
rope not designed for winch use will stretch and store excessive
energy when winching.
WARNING! Failure of a stretched rope under winching conditions will release
all of the stored energy. This will increase the chances of SEVERE INJURY or
DEATH.
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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS
Noise Emission Control System
Do not modify the engine, intake or exhaust components, as doing so
may affect compliance with U.S.A. EPA noise control requirements (40
CFR 205) and local noise level requirements.
Operation on Public Lands in the U.S.A.
Your POLARIS vehicle has a spark arrester that was tested and qualified
to be in accordance with the USFS standard 5100-1C. Federal law
requires that this spark arrester be installed and functional when the
vehicle is operated on public lands.
Operation of off-road vehicles on public lands in the U.S.A. is regulated
by 43 CFR 420. Violations are subject to monetary penalties. Federal
regulations can be viewed online at www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/.
Crankcase Emission Control System
This engine is equipped with a closed crankcase system. Blow-by gases
are forced back to the combustion chamber by the intake system. All
exhaust gases exit through the exhaust system.
Exhaust Emission Control System
Exhaust emissions are controlled by
engine design. An electronic fuel
injection (EFI) system controls fuel
delivery. The engine and EFI
components are set at the factory for
optimal performance and are not
adjustable.
The emissions label is located on the
frame tube next to the passenger seat.
Emissions Label
Electromagnetic Interference
This spark ignition system complies with Canadian ICES-002.
This vehicle complies with the EMC requirements of European
directives 97/24/EC and 2004/108/EC.
Non-ionizing Radiation: This vehicle emits some electromagnetic
energy. People with active or non-active implantable medical devices
(such as heart monitoring or controlling devices) should review the
limitations of their device and the applicable electromagnetic standards
and directives that apply to this vehicle.
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MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Chart
Careful periodic maintenance will help keep your vehicle in the safest,
most reliable condition. Inspection, adjustment and lubrication of
important components are explained in the periodic maintenance chart.
Inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust and replace parts as necessary. When
inspection reveals the need for replacement parts, use genuine
POLARIS parts available from your POLARIS dealer.
Record maintenance and service in the Maintenance Log beginning on
page 146.
Service and adjustments are important for proper vehicle operation. If
you're not familiar with safe service and adjustment procedures, have a
qualified dealer perform these operations.
Vehicles subjected to heavy or severe use patterns must be inspected and
serviced more frequently.
Severe Use Definition
•
•
•
•
•
Frequent immersion in mud, water or sand
Racing or race-style high RPM use
Prolonged low speed, heavy load operation
Extended idle
Frequent short trip operation in cold weather (engine frequently does
not operate long enough to reach full operating temperature)
Pay special attention to the oil level. A rise in oil level during cold
weather can indicate contaminants collecting in the oil sump or
crankcase. Change oil immediately if the oil level begins to rise.
Monitor the oil level, and if it continues to rise, discontinue use and
determine the cause or see your dealer.
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MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Chart
Maintenance Chart Key
Ź Perform these operations more often for vehicles subjected to severe
use.
E Emission-related service (Failure to conduct this maintenance will
not void the emissions warranty but may affect emissions.)
D Have an authorized POLARIS dealer perform these services.
WARNING! Improperly performing the procedures marked with a “D” could
result in component failure and lead to serious injury or death. Have an
authorized POLARIS dealer perform these services.
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MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Chart
Perform all services at whichever maintenance interval is reached first.
Item
Maintenance Interval
(whichever comes first)
Hours Calendar
Remarks
Miles
(Km)
Steering
-
Pre-Ride
-
Front suspension
-
Pre-Ride
-
Rear suspension
-
Pre-Ride
-
Tires
-
Pre-Ride
-
Brake fluid level
-
Pre-Ride
-
Make adjustments as need
ed. See Pre-Ride Checklist
on page 49.
Brake pedal travel
Brake system
-
Pre-Ride
-
Wheels/fasteners
-
Pre-Ride
-
Frame fasteners
-
Pre-Ride
-
Engine oil level
-
Pre-Ride
-
PVT intake
-
Daily
-
Inspect; clean often
Coolant
-
Daily
-
Check coolant level
-
Daily
-
Inspect daily; clean often
Ź Power steering unit (if
equipped)
Headlight/taillight
-
Daily
-
Check operation
Ź Front gearcase
(demand drive) fluid
25 H
1M
-
Perform a break-in oil level
check
Ź Transmission (main
gearcase) oil
25 H
1M
-
Perform a break-in oil level
check
Ź Brake pad wear
D
10 H
Monthly
100 (160) Inspect periodically
25 H
Monthly
250 (400) Check terminals; clean;
test
25 H
Monthly
150 (250) Inspect; replace if
necessary
25 H
Monthly
Ź Air filter
E
25 H
-
500 (800) Replace filter
Ź Engine oil change
(break-in)
25 H
-
500 (800) Perform a break-in oil
change
Battery
Ź Engine breather filter
E (if equipped)
Fuel System
-
Inspect; cycle key to
pressurize fuel pump;
check lines and fittings for
leaks and abrasion
Ź Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use.
E Emission-Related Service
D Have an authorized POLARIS dealer perform these services.
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MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Chart
Item
Maintenance Interval
Remarks
(whichever comes first)
Hours Calendar
Miles
(Km)
Ź General lubrication
50 H
3M
500 (800)
Lubricate all fittings, pivots,
cables, etc.
D Throttle pedal
E
50 H
6M
500 (800)
Inspect for free movement;
replace pedal as needed
E Throttle body air
intake ducts/flange
50 H
6M
300 (500)
Inspect duct for proper
sealing/air leaks
Inspect, adjust
Shift Linkage
50 H
6M
500 (800)
Ź Front Suspension
50 H
6M
500 (800)
Inspect
Ź Rear Suspension
50 H
6M
500 (800)
Lubricate stabilizer bar pivot
Cooling system
(if applicable)
50 H
6M
500 (800)
Inspect coolant strength
seasonally; pressure test
system yearly
Ź Oil lines, fasteners
50 H
6M
1000 (1600) Inspect for leaks and loose
fittings
Ź Engine oil change
100 H
6M
1000 (1600) Change the oil and filter
Ź Front gearcase
(demand drive)
fluid
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600) Change fluid
Ź Transmission
100 H
(main gearcase) oil
12 M
1000 (1600) Change fluid
D Fuel system
E
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600) Cycle key to pressurize fuel
pump; check for leaks at fill
cap, fuel lines/rail and fuel
pump; replace lines every
two years
Ź Spark plugs
E
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600) Inspect; replace as needed,
torque to specification
Ź Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use.
E Emission-Related Service
D Have an authorized POLARIS dealer perform these services.
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MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Chart
Item
Maintenance Interval
Hours Calendar
Ź Radiator
Remarks
(whichever comes first)
100 H
12 M
Miles
(Km)
1000 (1600) Inspect; clean external
surfaces
Ź Cooling Hoses
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600) Inspect for leaks
Ź Engine mounts
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600) Inspect
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600) Inspect
Ź Wiring
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600) Inspect for wear, routing,
security; apply dielectric
grease to connectors
subjected to water, mud, etc.
D Clutches (drive
and driven)
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600) Inspect; clean; replace worn
parts
Drive belt
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600) Inspect; replace as needed
Ź Shock Seals
100 H
-
-
12 M
1500 (2400) See your dealer for oil
change/seal inspection.
D Front wheel
bearings
100 H
12 M
1000 (1600) Inspect; replace as needed
D Brake fluid
Exhaust muffler/
pipe
Ź Shocks
D
-
Inspect shock seals
200 H
24 M
2000 (3200) Change every two years
Spark arrester
200 H
24 M
2000 (3200) Clean out
Valve lash
200 H
-
500 H
36 M
-
60 M
Ź Spark plugs
E
Ź Coolant
D Toe adjustment
Headlight aim
2000 (3200) Check; adjust as needed
5000 (8000) Replace, torque to
specification
-
Replace coolant
-
Inspect periodically; adjust
when parts are replaced
-
Adjust as needed
Ź Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use.
E Emission-Related Service
D Have an authorized POLARIS dealer perform these services.
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MAINTENANCE
Lubrication Recommendations
Check and lubricate all components at the intervals outlined in the
Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 79, or more often under
severe use, such as wet or dusty conditions. Items not listed in the chart
should be lubricated at the general lubrication interval.
Item
Lube
Method
Engine Oil
PS-4 5W-50 4-Cycle Oil and See page 86.
PS-4 Extreme Duty 10W-50
4-Cycle Oil
Brake Fluid
DOT 4 Brake Fluid
Maintain level between fill lines.
See page 108.
Transmission Oil
(Main Gearcase)
AGL Gearcase Lubricant &
Transmission Fluid
See page 90.
Front Gearcase Fluid
(Demand Drive)
Demand Drive Fluid
See page 92.
Prop Shaft
U-Joint Grease
Grease middle and rear fittings.
Stabilizer Bar Bushings
All Season Grease or grease Grease 2 fittings on front (if
conforming to NLGI No. 2
applicable) and 2 fittings on rear.
Middle Prop Shaft
Grease Fitting
Fitting Access
Rear Prop Shaft
Grease Fitting
84
MAINTENANCE
Lubrication Recommendations
Front Stabilizer Bar
RZR 900 / RZR 900 EPS Trail / RZR 900 EPS XC
Rear Stabilizer Bar
All Models
85
MAINTENANCE
Engine Oil
Oil Recommendations
WARNING! Vehicle operation with insufficient, deteriorated, or contaminated
engine oil will cause accelerated wear and may result in engine seizure,
accident, and injury. Always perform the maintenance procedures as outlined in
the Periodic Maintenance Chart.
Ambient Temperature Range
Recommended Oil
-35° F to +100° F
(-37° C to +38° C)
PS-4 5W-50 4-Cycle Oil
0° F to 120° F
(-18° C to +49° C)
PS-4 Extreme Duty
10W-50 4-Cycle Oil
Oil may need to be changed more frequently if POLARIS oil is not
used. Do not use automotive oil. Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for ambient temperature operation. See page 134 for
the part numbers of POLARIS products.
NOTICE: Mixing brands or using a non-recommended oil may cause serious
engine damage. Always use the recommended oil. Never substitute
or mix oil brands.
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MAINTENANCE
Engine Oil
Always check and change the oil at the intervals outlined in the Periodic
Maintenance Chart beginning on page 79. Always use the recommended
engine oil.
Oil Check
Always check the oil when the engine is cold. If the engine is hot when
the oil is checked, the level will appear to be overfull.
Access the oil check dipstick
Oil Check
Oil Filter
and oil filter through the
Dipstick
engine access panel located
behind the seats.
1. Position the vehicle on a
level surface.
2. Place the transmission in
PARK.
NOTE: Always check the oil
when the engine is cold.
3. Remove the seats and
remove the engine access
panel.
4. Remove the dipstick.
Wipe it dry with a clean
cloth.
5. Reinstall the dipstick
completely. Remove the
dipstick and check the oil
level.
6. Remove the oil fill cap to
add the recommended oil
as needed. Maintain the
oil level between the
minimum and maximum
marks on the dipstick. Do
not overfill.
7. Reinstall the fill cap.
Reinstall the dipstick.
Oil Fill
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MAINTENANCE
Engine Oil
Oil and Filter Change
Always change the oil and filter at the intervals outlined in the Periodic
Maintenance Chart beginning on page 79. Always change the oil filter
whenever changing oil.
Access the oil check dipstick and oil filter through the engine access
panel located behind the seats.
The crankcase drain plug is located on the bottom of the crankcase.
Access the drain plug through the access hole under the crankcase.
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface. Place the transmission in
PARK.
2. Clean the area around the crankcase drain plug.
CAUTION! Hot oil can cause burns to skin. Do not allow hot oil to contact skin.
3. Place a drain pan under the
engine crankcase and remove
the drain plug. Allow the oil
to drain completely.
4. Remove the seats and remove
the engine access panel.
5. Using an oil filter wrench,
turn the filter counter-clockwise to remove it.
6. Using a clean dry cloth, clean
the filter sealing surface on
the crankcase.
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Oil Filter
MAINTENANCE
Engine Oil
Oil and Filter Change
7. Lubricate the o-ring on the new filter with a film of fresh engine oil.
Check to make sure the o-ring is in good condition.
8. Install the new filter and turn by hand until the filter gasket contacts
the sealing surface, then turn and additional 1/2 turn.
9. Reinstall the crankcase drain plug. Torque to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm).
10. Remove the oil fill cap and add 2.5 quarts (2.4 l) of recommended
oil. Reinstall the fill cap.
11. Start the engine and check for leaks.
12. Stop the engine and wait 15 seconds before removing the dipstick.
13. Remove the dipstick. Wipe it dry with a clean cloth.
14. Reinstall the dipstick completely. Remove the dipstick and check
the oil level.
15. Add oil as necessary to bring the level to the upper mark on the
dipstick. Do not overfill.
16. Reinstall the dipstick.
17. Reinstall the oil fill cap.
18. Dispose of used filter and oil properly.
89
MAINTENANCE
Transmission (Main Gearcase)
Always check and change the fluid at the intervals outlined in the
Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 79. Refer to the
Gearcase Specifications Chart on page 94 for recommended lubricants,
capacities and torque specifications.
Fluid Check
The fill plug is located on the rear of the gearcase. Maintain the fluid
level at the bottom of the fill plug hole.
Fill Plug
1.
2.
3.
4.
Position the vehicle on a level surface.
Remove the fill plug.
Check the fluid level.
Add the recommended fluid to the bottom of the fill plug hole. Do
not overfill.
5. Reinstall the fill plug. Torque to specification.
90
MAINTENANCE
Transmission (Main Gearcase)
Fluid Change
The drain plug is located on the bottom of the gearcase. Access the drain
plug through the drain hole in the skid plate.
1. Remove the fill plug.
2. Place a drain pan under the drain plug.
3. Remove the drain plug. Allow the fluid to drain completely.
4. Clean the drain plug.
5. Reinstall the drain plug. Torque to specification.
6. Add the recommended fluid to the bottom of the fill plug hole. Do
not overfill.
7. Reinstall the fill plug. Torque to specification.
8. Check for leaks. Discard used fluid properly.
Demand Drive
Drain Plug
Transmission
Drain Plug
91
MAINTENANCE
Demand Drive Unit (Front Gearcase)
Always check and change the fluid at the intervals outlined in the
Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 79. Refer to the
Gearcase Specifications Chart on page 94 for recommended lubricants,
capacities and torque specifications.
Fluid Check
The fill plug is located on the
bottom right side of the demand
drive unit. Maintain the fluid
level even with the bottom
thread of the fill plug hole.
1. Position the vehicle on a
level surface.
2. Remove the fill plug. Check
the fluid level.
3. Add the recommended fluid
to the bottom thread of the
fill plug hole.
4. Reinstall the fill plug.
Torque to specification.
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Fill Plug
MAINTENANCE
Demand Drive Unit (Front Gearcase)
Fluid Change
The drain plug is located on the bottom of the gearcase.
1. Remove the fill plug.
2. Place a drain pan under the drain plug.
3. Remove the drain plug. Allow the fluid to drain completely.
4. Clean the drain plug.
5. Reinstall the drain plug. Torque to specification.
6. Add the recommended fluid to the bottom thread of the fill plug
hole.
7. Reinstall the fill plug. Torque to specification.
8. Check for leaks. Discard used fluid properly.
Demand Drive
Drain Plug
Transmission
Drain Plug
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MAINTENANCE
Gearcases
Gearcase Specification Chart
Use of other fluids may result in improper operation of components. See
page 134 for the part numbers of POLARIS products.
Gearcase
Transmission
(Main Gearcase)
Lubricant
Capacity
Fill Plug
Torque
AGL Gearcase 44 oz. (1300 ml) 10-14 ft. lbs.
(14-19 Nm)
Lubricant &
Turf Models:
Transmission
40.5 oz. (1200 ml)
Fluid
Demand Drive Unit Demand Drive
(Front Gearcase)
Fluid
7.5 oz.
(222 ml)
8-10 ft. lbs.
(11-14 Nm)
Drain Plug/
Level Check
Plug Torque
10-14 ft. lbs.
(14-19 Nm)
8-10 ft. lbs.
(11-14 Nm)
Spark Plugs
Spark Plug Gap/Torque
Electrode Gap
0.7-0.8 mm
Spark Plug Torque
7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm)
NOTICE: Using non-recommended spark plugs can result in serious engine
damage. Always use POLARIS-recommended spark plugs. Refer to
the specifications section beginning on page 128.
Spark plug condition is indicative of engine operation. The spark plug
firing end condition should be read after the engine is warmed up and
the vehicle is driven at higher speeds. Immediately check the spark plug
for correct color. See page 95.
CAUTION! A hot exhaust system and engine can cause burns. Wear
protective gloves when removing a spark plug for inspection.
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MAINTENANCE
Spark Plugs
Spark Plug Removal and Replacement
1. Remove the cargo box access
panel.
2. Clean the area around the spark
plugs before removing the
plugs.
3. Remove the spark plug caps.
4. Using the spark plug wrench
provided in the tool kit,
remove the plugs by rotating
them counter-clockwise.
5. Reverse the procedure for
spark plug installation. Torque
to specification. See page 94.
Spark Plugs
Spark Plug Condition
Normal Plug
The normal insulator tip is gray, tan or light brown. There will be few
combustion deposits. The electrodes are not burned or eroded. This
indicates the proper type and heat range for the engine and the service.
Tip: The tip should not be white. A white insulator tip indicates overheating,
caused by use of an improper spark plug or incorrect throttle body
adjustments.
Wet Fouled Plug
The wet fouled insulator tip is black. A damp oil film covers the firing
end. There may be a carbon layer over the entire nose. Generally, the
electrodes are not worn. Fouling may be caused by excessive oil or by
frequent short trips, especially in cold weather.
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MAINTENANCE
Fuse/Relay Center
If the engine stops or will not start, if the power steering stops working
(if equipped), or if you experience other electrical failures, a fuse may
need replacement. Locate and correct any short circuits that may have
caused the blown fuse, then replace the fuse. The fuse/relay center is
located under the driver’s seat (RZR/RZR S) or under the left rear
passenger seat (RZR 4).
Label
FAN
EFI
FUEL PUMP
BRAKE LT
EPS
LIGHTS
DRIVE
ACCESSORY
Value
Function
20A Circuit Breaker
20A Fuse
10A Fuse
5A Fuse
20A Fuse
10A Fuse
10A Fuse
20A Fuse
Fan
Gauge, Injectors, Coil, ECM
Fuel Pump
Brake Light
Power Steering
Headlights, Taillights, Dash Lights
All-Wheel Drive
12V Receptacle, Under-Hood
Terminal Block
Fuse
Box
96
MAINTENANCE
Cooling System
The engine coolant level is maintained by the recovery system. The
recovery system components are the overflow bottle, radiator vent
fitting, radiator pressure cap and connecting hose.
As coolant operating temperature increases, the expanding (heated)
excess coolant is forced out of the radiator, past the pressure cap, and
into the overflow bottle. As engine coolant temperature decreases, the
contracting (cooled) coolant is drawn back up from the tank, past the
pressure cap, and into the radiator.
Tip: Some coolant level drop on new vehicles is normal as the system is purging
itself of trapped air. Observe coolant levels and maintain as recommended
by adding coolant to the overflow bottle.
Adding or Changing Coolant
POLARIS recommends the use of POLARIS Antifreeze 50/50 Premix.
This antifreeze is already premixed and ready to use. Do not dilute with
water. See page 134 for the part numbers of POLARIS products.
To ensure that the coolant maintains its ability to protect the engine, we
recommend that the system be completely drained every five (5) years
and fresh Antifreeze 50/50 Premix added. See page 99 for changing
procedure.
Any time the cooling system has been drained for maintenance or repair,
replace the coolant with fresh Antifreeze 50/50 Premix.
97
MAINTENANCE
Cooling System
Radiator and Cooling Fan
Always check and clean the screen and radiator fins at the intervals
outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 79. Do
not obstruct or deflect air flow through the radiator by installing
unauthorized accessories in front of the radiator or behind the cooling
fan. Interference with the radiator air flow can lead to overheating and
consequent engine damage.
NOTICE: Washing the vehicle with a high-pressure hose could damage the
radiator fins and impair the radiator's effectiveness. Using a highpressure system is not recommended.
98
MAINTENANCE
Cooling System
Radiator Coolant Level/Changing Coolant
This procedure is required only if the cooling system has been drained
for maintenance and/or repair. If the overflow bottle has run dry, the
level in the radiator should also be inspected.
CAUTION! Escaping steam can cause burns. Never remove the pressure cap
while the engine is warm or hot. Always allow the engine to cool before
removing the pressure cap.
1. Remove the hood. See page
30.
2. Slowly remove the radiator
pressure cap.
3. View the coolant level
through the opening.
4. Use a funnel and slowly add
coolant as needed.
5. Before reinstalling the
pressure cap, bleed the
system of trapped air.
Remove the engine access
panel behind the seats and
use a flat-blade screwdriver
to turn the bleed screw
slightly, allowing the air to
escape. Slowly add
additional coolant to the
radiator until air no longer
escapes and only coolant
flows from the bleed hole,
then tighten the bleed screw.
6. Reinstall the pressure cap.
Pressure
Cap
Overflow
Bottle
Tip: Use of a non-standard pressure
cap will not allow the recovery
system to function properly. See
your dealer for the correct
replacement part.
Bleed Screw
99
MAINTENANCE
Cooling System
Overflow Bottle Coolant Level
Always check and change the coolant at the intervals outlined in the
Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 79. Maintain the coolant
level between the minimum and maximum marks on the bottle (when
the fluid is cool). If the overflow bottle has run dry, the level in the
radiator should also be inspected.
1. Position the vehicle on a
Pressure Overflow
level surface.
Cap
Bottle
2. Remove the hood. See page
30.
3. View the coolant level in the
overflow bottle.
4. Remove the cap and use a
funnel to add coolant as
needed to maintain the level
between the two marks.
5. Reinstall the cap.
Tip: If coolant must be added often,
or if the overflow bottle runs
completely dry, there may be a
leak in the system. Have the
cooling system inspected by
your POLARIS dealer.
100
MAINTENANCE
POLARIS Variable Transmission (PVT) System
WARNING
Failure to comply with the instructions in this warning can result in severe injury
or death.
Do not modify any component of the PVT system. Doing so may reduce its
strength so that a failure may occur at a high speed. The PVT system has been
precision balanced. Any modification will cause the system to be out of balance,
creating vibration and additional loads on components.
The PVT system rotates at high speeds, creating large amounts of force on
clutch components. As the owner, you have the following responsibilities for
your own safety and the safety of others:
• Always follow all recommended maintenance procedures. Always look for and
remove debris inside and around the clutch and vent system when replacing
the belt.
• See your dealer as recommended in the owner’s manual and on safety labels.
• This PVT system is intended for use on POLARIS products only. Do not install
it in any other product.
• Always make sure the PVT housing is securely in place during operation.
101
MAINTENANCE
POLARIS Variable Transmission (PVT) System
Belt Replacement/Debris Removal
If a belt fails, always clean any
debris from the duct and from the
clutch and engine compartments
when replacing the belt.
WARNING! Failure to remove ALL
debris when replacing the belt could
result in vehicle damage, loss of
control and severe injury or death.
1. Allow hot components to cool
before performing this procedure.
2. Remove the engine access
cover and thoroughly clean all
debris from the aluminum
debris basket and from the
engine compartment.
Debris Basket
3. Remove the clutch cover
screws and open the clutch
cover. (It does not have to be
removed from the vehicle.)
Remove all debris wrapped in
and around the PVT system.
Remove ALL Debris
Tip: Use the shock/clutch tool from the
tool kit to slightly open the
sheaves to aid in debris removal and belt installation.
(Continued on next page)
Insert hooked end of tool.
Apply force to opposite end of
tool to spread sheaves.
(Non-EBS Clutch Shown)
102
MAINTENANCE
POLARIS Variable Transmission (PVT) System
Belt Replacement/Debris Removal
4. Remove all debris from the
entire clutch air duct passage.
5. Check for signs of damage to
seals on the transmission and
engine. See your dealer
promptly for service if any
seals appear to be damaged.
Tip: Belt slip is responsible for
creating excessive heat that
destroys belts, wears clutch
components and causes outer
clutch covers to fail. Switch to low
range while operating at slower
speeds to extend the life of the
PVT components (belt, cover, etc.).
Clutch Air Duct
PVT Drying
There may be some instances when water is accidently ingested into the
PVT system. Use the following instructions to dry it out before
operating.
1. Remove the clutch cover drain plug.
2. Allow the water to drain. Reinstall the drain plug.
3. Place the transmission in PARK. Apply the brakes.
4. Start the engine.
5. Apply varying throttle for 10-15 seconds to expel the moisture and
air-dry the belt and clutches. Do not hold the throttle wide open for
more than 10 seconds.
6. Allow the engine RPM to settle to idle speed. Apply the brakes.
Shift the transmission to the lowest available range.
7. Test for belt slippage. If the belt slips, repeat the process.
8. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service as soon as possible.
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MAINTENANCE
Air Filter
Always change the air filter at the
intervals outlined in the Periodic
Maintenance Chart beginning on
page 79.
1. Remove the cargo box access
panel.
2. Clean all dirt and debris from
the air box area.
3. Unlatch the two (2) air box
cover straps and carefully
remove the air box cover.
4. Inspect the air filter and air box
for dirt, debris or water.
5. To remove the filter, slide the
filter toward the passenger's side
of the vehicle.
6. With the filter removed, clean
the intake tube and air box
thoroughly. Wipe well with a
clean, dry cloth.
Cover Straps
Air Filter
NOTICE: Dirt or debris in the intake tube could result in severe engine
damage. Always clean all dirt and debris from the intake tube before
installing the filter.
7. Reinstall the air filter (if clean) or install a new air filter (if soiled).
Do not attempt to clean the air filter.
NOTICE: Use of a non-POLARIS-approved air filter may cause engine
damage. Always use a POLARIS-approved replacement filter.
Please see your POLARIS dealer.
8. Make sure that there are no gaps between the filter and the driver’s
side of the air box.
9. Reinstall the air box cover. Make sure the tabs are properly
positioned into the hinge.
10. Secure the two (2) cover straps.
11. Reinstall the cargo box access panel.
104
MAINTENANCE
Spark Arrester
WARNING
Failure to heed the following warnings while servicing the spark arrester could
result in serious injury or death.
• Do not perform clean-out immediately after the engine has been run, as the
exhaust system becomes very hot. Serious burns could result from contact
with the exhaust components. Allow components to cool sufficiently before
proceeding.
• Wear eye protection and gloves.
• Never operate without the spark arrester.
• Never run the engine in an enclosed area. Exhaust contains poisonous carbon
monoxide gas that can cause loss of consciousness or death in a very short
time.
Periodically clean the spark arrester to remove accumulated carbon.
1. Remove the arrester retaining bolt and nut.
2. Remove the arrester from the end of the muffler.
3. Use a non-synthetic brush to clean the arrester screen. A synthetic
brush may melt if components are warm. If necessary, blow debris
from the screen with compressed air.
4. Inspect the screen for wear and damage. Replace a worn or
damaged screen.
5. Reinstall the arrester. Torque bolt to 9-11 ft. lbs. (12-15 Nm).
Bolt
Muffler
Arrester Screen
Nut
105
MAINTENANCE
Brakes
The front and rear brakes are hydraulic disc type brakes activated by the
brake pedal. See page 35.
Always check brake pedal travel and the brake fluid reservoir level
before each use of the vehicle. When applied, the brake pedal should
feel firm. Any sponginess would indicate a possible fluid leak or low
brake fluid level, which must be corrected before riding. See page 108
for brake fluid information.
If you discover any irregularities in brake system operation, including
excessive pedal travel, contact your dealer for proper diagnosis and
repairs.
WARNING! Operating the vehicle with a spongy brake pedal can result in loss
of braking, which could cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death.
Never operate the vehicle with a spongy-feeling brake pedal.
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MAINTENANCE
Brakes
Brake Inspection
1. Check the brake system for
fluid leaks.
2. Check the brake pedal for
excessive travel or a spongy
feel.
3. Check the friction pads for
wear, damage and looseness.
4. Check brake discs for signs
of cracks, excessive
corrosion, warping or other
damage. Clean any grease
using an approved brake
cleaner or alcohol.
.03” (0.762 mm)
WARNING! Do not apply WD-40 or any petroleum product to brake discs.
These types of products are flammable and may also reduce the friction
between the brake pad and caliper.
5. Inspect the brake disc spline and pad wear surface for excessive
wear. Change pads when worn to .03” (0.762 mm).
107
MAINTENANCE
Brakes
Brake Fluid
Inspect the level of the brake fluid before each operation. If the fluid
level is low add DOT 4 brake fluid only. See page 134 for the part
numbers of POLARIS products.
WARNING! After opening a bottle of brake fluid, always discard any unused
portion. Never store or use a partial bottle. Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it
rapidly absorbs moisture from the air. The moisture causes the boiling
temperature of the brake fluid to drop, which can lead to early brake fade and
the possibility of accident or severe injury.
Change the brake fluid
every two years and any
Maximum
time the fluid becomes
contaminated, the fluid
Minimum
level is below the
minimum, or if the type
and brand of the fluid in
the reservoir are
unknown. Access the
brake fluid reservoir
through the left front
wheel well.
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface.
2. Place the transmission in PARK.
3. View the brake fluid level in the reservoir. The level should be
between the maximum and minimum level lines.
4. If the fluid level is lower than the lower level line, add brake fluid to
the upper line.
5. Apply the brake forcefully for a few seconds and check for fluid
leakage around the fittings.
108
MAINTENANCE
Suspension Settings (RZR)
The front and rear suspensions are preload adjustable, with five settings
on each axle.
The suspensions are set on the lowest (softest) setting at the factory.
This setting is appropriate for nearly all riding conditions.
If desired, the suspension may be adjusted to maintain vehicle clearance
height when carrying loads. Please see your POLARIS dealer for the
tool required to make suspension adjustments. Elevate the vehicle
slightly for easier adjustment.
Always heed the following rules if you make adjustments to this
suspension.
• Always return the suspension to the lowest (softest) setting after the
load is removed from the vehicle. The increased suspension height
will negatively impact vehicle stability when operating without a
load.
• Always apply the same adjustment setting to all four wheels.
• Never operate the vehicle on the highest (stiffest) or second highest
preload settings without a total combined payload in the vehicle of
450 lbs. (204 kg) or more. Payload includes the driver, passenger,
POLARIS-approved accessories and cargo. Never exceed the stated
load capacity for this vehicle. See page 128.
Adjustment
Cam
Highest
(Stiffest)
Setting
Lowest
(Softest)
Setting
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MAINTENANCE
Suspension Settings (RZR S/RZR XC/RZR 4)
Front/Rear Spring Preload
The factory setting is appropriate for nearly
all riding conditions. Since the vehicle is
equipped with full skid plates, adjustment is
not necessary.
If desired, the suspension may be adjusted to
maintain vehicle clearance height when
carrying loads. Please see your POLARIS
dealer for the tool required to make
suspension adjustments. Elevate the vehicle
slightly for easier adjustment.
Preload Setting
Measurement
Factory Preload Settings
Location
RZR S
RZR XC Edition
RZR 4
Front
7 7/8”
(200 mm)
4 7/8”
(123.2 mm)
6 1/2”
(165.1 mm)
Rear
3 5/16”
(84 mm)
1 1/16”
(26.7 mm)
1 9/16”
(39.7 mm)
Follow these guidelines if you make adjustments to this suspension.
• Always return the suspension to the factory setting after the load is removed
from the vehicle. The increased suspension height will negatively impact
vehicle stability when operating without a load.
• Always apply the same adjustment setting to all four wheels.
• Do not increase the spring preload by more than one inch (25.4 mm) over the
factory setting.
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MAINTENANCE
Suspension Settings (RZR S/RZR XC/RZR 4)
Front/Rear Spring Preload
1. Elevate the vehicle to allow the
suspension to fully extend.
2. Loosen the jam nut and back it away
from the adjusting ring.
3. Turn the adjusting ring to the left (1)
to increase preload for a stiffer ride.
Turn the adjusting ring to the right (2)
to decrease preload for a softer ride.
WARNING! Uneven adjustment may cause
poor handling of the vehicle, which could result
in an accident. Always adjust both the left and
right spring preloads equally or have your
POLARIS dealer perform the adjustments.
1
2
Adjusting
Ring
4. Tighten the jam nut firmly against the
adjuster ring.
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MAINTENANCE
Suspension Settings (RZR S/RZR XC/RZR 4)
Front/Rear Shock Compression
The compression damping clicker knob is
located on top of the shock reservoir. When
the knob is turned clockwise until it stops,
the damping is in the fully closed position.
1. Turn the clicker clockwise to increase
compression damping.
2. Turn the clicker counter-clockwise to
decrease compression damping.
112
Setting
Compression Damping
Softest
Factory
Firmest
20 clicks from closed
12 clicks from closed
2 clicks from closed
Decrease
Increase
MAINTENANCE
Tires
WARNING
Operating your vehicle with worn tires will increase the possibility of skidding,
loss of control and an accident, which could result in serious injury or death.
Always replace tires when the tread depth measures 1/8” (3 mm) or less.
Improper tire inflation or the use of non-standard size or type of tires may
adversely affect vehicle handling, which could result in vehicle damage or
personal injury. Always maintain proper tire pressure. Always use POLARISapproved size and type of tires for this vehicle when replacing tires.
Tire Tread Depth
Always replace tires
when tread depth is
worn to 1/8" (3 mm)
or less.
1/8" (3 mm)
Axle and Wheel Nut Torque Specifications
Inspect the following items occasionally for tightness, and if they've
been loosened for maintenance service. Do not lubricate the stud or the
lug nut.
Lug Nut
(Aluminum
Wheels)
Front and Rear
108 ft. lbs.
(146.4 Nm)
Lug Nut (Steel Wheels)
Front and Rear
60 ft. lbs.
(81.3 Nm)
Hub Retaining Nut
Front and Rear
110 ft. lbs.
(149 Nm)
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MAINTENANCE
Tires
Wheel Removal
1.
2.
3.
4.
Position the vehicle on a level surface.
Place the transmission in PARK. Stop the engine.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Elevate the side of the vehicle by placing a suitable stand under the
frame.
5. Remove the wheel lug nuts. Remove the wheel.
Wheel Installation
1. Place the transmission
in PARK.
2. Place the wheel in the
correct position on the
wheel hub. Be sure the
valve stem is toward the
outside and rotation
arrows on the tire point
toward forward
rotation.
WARNING! Improperly
installed wheels can adversely
affect tire wear and vehicle
handling, which can result in
serious injury or death. Always
ensure that all nuts are torqued
to specification. Do not service
axle nuts that have a cotter pin
installed. See your POLARIS
dealer.
Right Rear Wheel
(type varies by model)
Valve Stem
3. Attach the wheel nuts
and washers and finger
tighten.
4. Carefully lower the vehicle to the ground.
5. Torque the wheel nuts to specification. See page 113.
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MAINTENANCE
Lights
Headlight and taillight lenses become dirty during normal operation.
Clean all lights frequently to ensure a clear field of vision as well as
visibility to other vehicles.
Tip: If an LED headlamp has moisture or fogging inside, disconnect the wiring
harness from the headlamp(s) for a few days to allow the moisture to clear
out.
Taillight/Brake Light Replacement
The taillight assembly is not serviceable. If the taillight or brake light
fails to operate properly, replace the entire taillight assembly.
Headlight Replacement
If a headlight becomes damaged or inoperable, the entire headlight
assembly must be replaced. Do not operate this vehicle at night or in
low light conditions until the headlight is replaced. Always make sure
lights are adjusted properly for best visibility.
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MAINTENANCE
Lights
Headlight Beam Adjustment
The headlight beam can be adjusted slightly upward or downward and
to the left or right.
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface. The headlight should be
approximately 25 ft. (7.6 m) from a wall.
25 ft.
(7.6 m)
X
X
2 in. (5 cm)
2. Place the transmission in PARK.
3. Measure the distance from the floor to the center of the headlight
and make a mark on the wall at the same height.
4. Apply the brakes. Start
the engine. Turn the
headlights to high beam.
5. Include the weight of a
rider on the seat while
performing this step.
Observe the headlight
aim. As a starting point,
the most intense part of
the headlight beam
should be 2 inches (5 cm)
below the mark on the
Adjustment
wall. Adjust to operator
Screws
preference.
6. Tighten or loosen the three (3) headlight screws on the rear of the
headlight to adjust the beam upward or downward or to the left or
right.
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MAINTENANCE
Vehicle Immersion
NOTICE: If your vehicle becomes immersed, major engine damage can result
if the machine is not thoroughly inspected. Take the vehicle to your
dealer before starting the engine.
If it's impossible to take your vehicle to a dealer before starting it,
follow the steps outlined below.
1. Move the vehicle to dry land.
2. Check the air box. See page 104. If water is present, dry the air box
and replace the filter with a new filter.
3. Dry the spark plug wells with a clean cloth, then remove the spark
plugs.
4. Turn the engine over several times.
5. Dry the spark plugs and reinstall them, or install new plugs.
6. Attempt to start the engine. If necessary, repeat the drying procedure.
7. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service as soon as possible,
whether you succeed in starting it or not.
8. If water has been ingested into the PVT follow the procedure on
page 103 for drying.
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MAINTENANCE
Steering Wheel Inspection
Check the steering wheel for specified freeplay and smooth operation at
the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on
page 79.
1. Position the vehicle on level ground.
2. Lightly turn the steering wheel left and right.
3. There should be 0.8-1.0” (20-25 mm) of freeplay.
4. If there is excessive freeplay or strange noises, or if the steering
feels rough or “catchy,” have the steering system inspected by an
authorized POLARIS dealer.
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MAINTENANCE
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.
Your vehicle has an automotive-type sealed battery, which requires little
maintenance. Always keep 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.
Battery Removal
1. Remove the driver’s seat (RZR/RZR S) or the left rear passenger
seat (RZR 4). See page 28.
2. Disconnect the black (negative) battery cable first.
3. Disconnect the red (positive) battery cable last.
4. Remove the battery hold-down strap.
5. Lift the battery out of the vehicle.
119
MAINTENANCE
Battery
Battery Installation
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. Follow the battery charging instructions on page 121
before installing the battery.
1. Ensure that the battery is fully charged.
2. Place the battery in the battery holder.
3. Coat the terminals with dielectric grease or petroleum jelly.
4. Secure the battery hold-down strap.
5. Connect and tighten the red (positive) cable first.
6. Connect and tighten the black (negative) cable last.
7. Verify that cables are properly routed.
8. Reinstall the driver’s seat.
Battery Storage
Whenever the vehicle is not used for a period of three months or more,
recharge the battery about once a month to make up for normal selfdischarge (see page 121), or use a POLARIS Battery Tender, which can
be left connected during the storage period. Battery Tender will
automatically charge the battery if voltage drops below a predetermined point. See page 134 for the part numbers of POLARIS
products.
During the storage period, park the vehicle out of the sun in a cool, dry
place or remove the battery and store it in a cool, dry place.
120
MAINTENANCE
Battery
Battery Charging
The following battery charging instructions apply only to the
installation of a sealed battery. Read all instructions before proceeding
with the installation of this battery.
The sealed battery is already filled with electrolyte and has been sealed
and fully charged at the factory. Never pry the sealing strip off or add
any other fluid to this battery.
A sealed battery must always be maintained with a full charge. Since the
battery is sealed and the sealing strip cannot be removed, you must use a
voltmeter or multimeter to measure DC voltage.
WARNING! An overheated battery may explode, causing severe injury or
death. Always watch charging times carefully. Stop charging if the battery
becomes very warm to the touch. Allow it to cool before resuming charging.
For a refresh charge, follow all instructions carefully.
1. The battery should be disconnected from a load or charger for at
least two hours before checking voltage. Check the battery voltage
with a voltmeter or multimeter. A fully charged battery will register
12.8 V or higher.
2. If the voltage is less than 12.8 volts, recharge the battery at 1.2 amps
or less until battery voltage is 12.8 or greater.
3. When using an automatic charger, refer to the charger manufacturer's instructions for recharging. When using a constant current
charger, use the guidelines on the next page for recharging.
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MAINTENANCE
Battery
Battery Charging
Always verify battery condition before and 1-2 hours after the end of
charging.
Charge Time
State of
Charge
Voltage
Action
(Using constant current
charger @ standard amps
specified on top of battery)
100%
12.8-13.0 volts
None required
75%-100%
12.5-12.8 volts
50%-75%
25%-50%
12.0-12.5 volts
11.5-12.0 volts
None, check at 3
mos. from date of
manufacture
May need slight
charge, if no
charge given,
check in 3 months
Needs charge
Needs charge
0%-25%
11.5 volts or less
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Needs charge with
desulfating charger
3-6 hours
5-11 hours
At least 13 hours,
verify state of charge
At least 20 hours
MAINTENANCE
Cleaning and Storage
Washing the Vehicle
Keeping your POLARIS vehicle clean will not only improve its
appearance but it can also extend the life of various components.
NOTICE: Water in the PVT system could
cause the drive belt to become wet
and slip in the clutches. When
washing the vehicle, always avoid
spraying water directly toward the
PVT intake duct.
High water pressure may damage
the radiator fins and impair the
radiator’s effectiveness. High
pressure may also damage other
vehicle components.
Certain products, including insect
repellents and chemicals, will
damage plastic surfaces. Do not
allow these types of products to
contact the vehicle.
PVT Intake
The best and safest way to clean your POLARIS vehicle is with a
garden hose and a pail of mild soap and water.
1. Use a professional-type washing cloth, cleaning the upper body first
and the lower parts last.
2. Rinse with clean water frequently.
3. Dry surfaces with a chamois to prevent water spots.
Washing Tips
• Avoid the use of harsh cleaners, which can scratch the finish.
• Do not use a power washer to clean the vehicle.
• Do not use medium to heavy duty compounds on the finish.
• Always use clean cloths and pads for cleaning and polishing. Old or
reused cloths and pads may contain dirt particles that will scratch the
finish.
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MAINTENANCE
Cleaning and Storage
Washing the Vehicle
If a high pressure water system is used for cleaning (not recommended),
exercise extreme caution. The water may damage components and could
remove paint and labels. Avoid directing the water stream at the
following items:
• Wheel bearings
• Radiator
• Transmission seals
• Brakes
• Cab and body panels
• Labels and decals
• Electrical components and wiring
• Air intake components
If warning and safety labels are damaged, contact your POLARIS dealer
for free replacement.
Grease all zerk fittings immediately after washing. Allow the engine to
run for a while to evaporate any water that may have entered the engine
or exhaust system.
Polishing the Vehicle
POLARIS recommends the use of common household aerosol furniture
polish for polishing the finish on your POLARIS vehicle. Follow the
instructions on the container.
Polishing Tips
• Avoid the use of automotive products, some of which can scratch the
finish of your vehicle.
• Always use clean cloths and pads for cleaning and polishing. Old or
reused cloths and pads may contain dirt particles that will scratch the
finish.
124
MAINTENANCE
Cleaning and Storage
Storage Tips
NOTICE: Starting the engine during the storage period will disturb the
protective film created by fogging and damage could occur. Never
start the engine during the storage period.
Clean the Exterior
Make any necessary repairs and clean the vehicle as recommended. See
page 123.
Stabilize the Fuel
1. Fill the fuel tank.
2. Add POLARIS Carbon Clean Fuel Treatment or POLARIS Fuel
Stabilizer. Follow the instructions on the container for the
recommended amount. Carbon Clean removes water from fuel
systems, stabilizes fuel and removes carbon deposits from pistons,
rings, valves and exhaust systems.
3. Allow the engine to run for 15-20 minutes to allow the stabilizer to
disperse through the entire fuel delivery system.
Oil and Filter
Change the oil and filter. See page 88.
Air Filter / Air Box
Replace the air filter. See page 104. Clean the air box.
Fluid Levels
Inspect the fluid levels. Add or change fluids as recommended in the
Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 79.
• Demand drive fluid (front gearcase)
• Rear gearcase fluid (if equipped)
• Transmission fluid
• Brake fluid (change every two years and any time the fluid looks dark
or contaminated)
• Coolant (test strength/fill)
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MAINTENANCE
Cleaning and Storage
Storage Tips
Inspect and Lubricate
Inspect all cables and lubricate all areas of the vehicle as recommended
in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 79.
Fog the Engine
1. Treat the fuel system with POLARIS Carbon Clean. Follow the
instructions on the container. Start the engine. Allow it to idle for
several minutes so the Carbon Clean reaches the injectors. Stop the
engine.
2. Remove the spark plugs and add 2-3 tablespoons of engine oil. To
access the plug holes, use a section of clear 1/4" hose and a small
plastic squeeze bottle filled with the pre-measured amount of oil.
Do this carefully! If you miss the plug holes, oil will drain from the
spark plug cavities into the hole at the front of the cylinder head,
and appear to be an oil leak.
3. Reinstall the spark plugs. Torque to specification. See page 95.
4. Apply dielectric grease to the inside of each spark plug cap. Do not
reinstall the caps onto the plugs at this step.
5. Turn the engine over several times. Oil will be forced in and around
the piston rings and ring lands, coating the cylinder with a
protective film of fresh oil.
6. If POLARIS fuel system additive is not used, fuel tank, fuel lines,
and injectors should be completely drained of gasoline.
7. Reinstall the spark plug caps to the spark plugs.
Battery Maintenance
See pages 120-122 for storage and charging procedures.
Storage Area/Covers
Be sure the storage area is well ventilated. Cover the vehicle with a
genuine POLARIS cover. Do not use plastic or coated materials. They
do not allow enough ventilation to prevent condensation, and may
promote corrosion and oxidation.
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MAINTENANCE
Cleaning and Storage
Removal from Storage
1.
2.
3.
4.
Charge the battery if necessary.
Make sure the spark plug is tight.
Fill the fuel tank with fuel.
Check all the points listed in the Daily Pre-Ride Inspection section
on page 49. Tightness of the bolts, nuts and other fasteners should
be checked by an authorized POLARIS dealer.
5. Lubricate at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance
Chart beginning on page 79.
WARNING! Engine exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide and can
cause loss of consciousness or death. Never run an engine in an enclosed area.
Transporting the Vehicle
Follow these procedures when transporting the vehicle.
1. Place the transmission in PARK. Stop the engine.
2. Remove the key to prevent loss during transporting.
3. Secure the fuel cap and seats. Ensure that the seats are attached
correctly and are not loose.
WARNING! Cargo and other loose vehicle parts may fly off while transporting
this vehicle. Secure or remove all cargo, and inspect the unit for loose parts prior
to transport.
4. Always tie the frame of the POLARIS vehicle to the transporting
unit securely with suitable straps or rope. Do not attach tie straps to
the front control arm bolt pockets.
2 Front Tie-Down Points
2 Rear Tie-Down Points
(or Tow Loop)
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SPECIFICATIONS
RZR 900 / RZR 900 EPS
Gross Vehicle Weight
Dry Weight
Test GVW - Rollover
Protection System (ROPS)
Rear Cargo Box Capacity
Maximum Weight Capacity
(Payload)
Fuel Capacity
Engine Oil Capacity
Coolant Capacity
Demand Drive Fluid Capacity
Transmission Oil Capacity
Overall Length/Width/Height
Wheelbase
Ground Clearance
Engine
Displacement
Bore x Stroke
Alternator Output
Compression Ratio
Starting System
Fuel System
Ignition System
Spark Plug / Gap
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
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RZR 900/EPS Trail: 1969 lbs. (893 kg)
XC: 2068 lbs. (938 kg)
RZR 900/EPS Trail: 1148 lbs. (521 kg)
XC: 1247 lbs. (565.6 kg)
2300 lbs. (1043 kg) per OSHA 29 CFR 1928.53
300 lbs. (136 kg)
740 lbs. (336.4 kg) (riders, cargo, accessories,
tongue weight)
9.5 gal. (36 l)
2.5 qts. (2.4 l)
5 qts. (4.7 l)
7.5 oz. (222 ml)
44 oz. (1300 ml)
Turf Models: 40.5 oz. (1200 ml)
RZR 900: 107/50/69.5 in. (271.8/127/176.5 cm)
EPS TRAIL: 107/50/69.5 in. (271.8/127/176.5 cm)
XC: 108/59/70.5 in. (274.3/149.9/179 cm)
79 in. (200 cm)
RZR 900: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
EPS TRAIL: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
EPS XC: 11 in. (28 cm)
4-Stroke DOHC Twin Cylinder
875 cc
93 mm x 64.4 mm
560 W @ 3000 RPM
10.5:1
Electric
Electronic fuel injection
Electronic
NGK MR7F / 0.7-0.8 mm
Independent double a-arm with 10 in. (25.4 cm) of
travel
Independent double a-arm with 10 in. (25.4 cm) of
travel
SPECIFICATIONS
RZR 900 / RZR 900 EPS
Lubrication System
Driving System Type
Shift Type
Tires / Tire Pressure - Front
Tires / Tire Pressure - Rear
Brakes, Front/Rear
Headlights
Taillights
Brake Lights
Instrument Cluster
Auxiliary DC Outlet
Wet Sump
Automatic POLARIS Variable Transmission,
EPS: Lockable Differential
Dual Range P/R/N/L/H
RZR 900/EPS TRAIL: PXT 26x8-12 / 10 psi (69 kPa)
EPS XC: Dirt Commander 27x9-14 / 10 psi (69 kPa)
RZR 900/EPS TRAIL: PXT 26x9-12 / 12 psi (83 kPa)
EPS XC: Dirt Commander 27x11-14 / 12 psi (83 kPa)
Foot Activated, 4-wheel hydraulic disc
2 Dual Beam Halogen or LED
2 LED cluster
2 LED cluster
Analog and LCD
12V
Output Gear Ratios
Rear
High Gear
Low Gear
Reverse
Front (including front drive)
High Gear
Low Gear
Reverse
Drive Ratio - Front
10.4
18.8
22.92
Non-EPS
13.29
23.98
29.28
EPS
11.51
20.77
25.37
3.82
3.31
Clutching
Please see your POLARIS dealer for clutching specifications.
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SPECIFICATIONS
RZR S 900 / RZR S 900 EPS
Gross Vehicle Weight
Dry Weight
Test GVW - Rollover
Protection System (ROPS)
Rear Cargo Box Capacity
Maximum Weight Capacity
(Payload)
Fuel Capacity
Engine Oil Capacity
Coolant Capacity
Demand Drive Fluid Capacity
Transmission Oil Capacity
Overall Length/Width/Height
Wheelbase
Ground Clearance
Engine
Displacement
Bore x Stroke
Alternator Output
Compression Ratio
Starting System
Fuel System
Ignition System
Spark Plug / Gap
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
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2029 lbs. (920 kg)
1208 lbs. (548 kg)
2300 lbs. (1043 kg) per OSHA 29 CFR 1928.53
300 lbs. (136 kg)
740 lbs. (336.4 kg) (riders, cargo, accessories,
tongue weight)
9.5 gal. (36 l)
2.5 qts. (2.4 l)
5 qts. (4.7 l)
7.5 oz. (222 ml)
44 oz. (1300 ml)
108/60/72 in. (274.3/152.4/182.9 cm)
79 in. (200 cm)
12.5 in. (31.75 cm)
4-Stroke DOHC Twin Cylinder
875 cc
93 mm x 64.4 mm
560 W @ 3000 RPM
10.5:1
Electric
Electronic fuel injection
Electronic
NGK MR7F / 0.7-0.8 mm
Independent double a-arm with 12.25 in. (31.1 cm)
of travel
Independent double a-arm with 13.2 in. (33.5 cm) of
travel
SPECIFICATIONS
RZR S 900 / RZR S 900 EPS
Lubrication System
Driving System Type
Wet Sump
Automatic POLARIS Variable Transmission
EPS: Lockable Differential
Dual Range P/R/N/L/H
Dirt Commander 27x9-12 / 10 psi (69 kPa)
Dirt Commander 27x11-12 / 14 psi (97 kPa)
Foot Activated, 4-wheel hydraulic disc
2 Dual Beam Halogen or LED
2 LED cluster
2 LED cluster
Analog and LCD
12V
Shift Type
Tires / Tire Pressure - Front
Tires / Tire Pressure - Rear
Brakes, Front/Rear
Headlights
Taillights
Brake Lights
Instrument Cluster
Auxiliary DC Outlet
Output Gear Ratios
Rear
High Gear
Low Gear
Reverse
Front (including front drive)
High Gear
Low Gear
Reverse
Drive Ratio - Front
10.4
18.8
22.92
Non-EPS
13.29
23.98
29.28
EPS
11.51
20.77
25.37
3.82
3.31
Clutching
Please see your POLARIS dealer for clutching specifications.
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SPECIFICATIONS
RZR 4 900 EPS
Gross Vehicle Weight
Dry Weight
Test GVW - Rollover
Protection System (ROPS)
Rear Cargo Box Capacity
Maximum Weight Capacity
(Payload)
Fuel Capacity
Engine Oil Capacity
Coolant Capacity
Demand Drive Fluid Capacity
Transmission Oil Capacity
Overall Length/Width/Height
Wheelbase
Ground Clearance
Engine
Displacement
Bore x Stroke
Alternator Output
Compression Ratio
Starting System
Fuel System
Ignition System
Spark Plug / Gap
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
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2440 lbs. (1107 kg)
1474 lbs. (668.6 kg)
2700 lbs. (1225 kg) per OSHA 29 CFR 1928.53
300 lbs. (136 kg)
900 lbs. (408.2 kg) (riders, cargo, accessories,
tongue weight)
9.5 gal. (36 l)
2.5 qts. (2.4 l)
5.7 qts. (5.4 l)
9.3 oz. (275 ml)
44 oz. (1300 ml)
138/60/72 in. (350.5/152.4/182.9 cm)
106.5 in. (271 cm)
12.5 in. (31.75 cm)
4-Stroke DOHC Twin Cylinder
875 cc
93 mm x 64.4 mm
560 W @ 3000 RPM
10.5:1
Electric
Electronic fuel injection
Electronic
NGK MR7F / 0.7-0.8 mm
Independent double a-arm with 12.25 in. (31.1 cm)
of travel
Independent double a-arm with 13.2 in. (33.5 cm) of
travel
SPECIFICATIONS
RZR 4 900 EPS
Lubrication System
Driving System Type
Shift Type
Tires / Tire Pressure - Front
Tires / Tire Pressure - Rear
Brakes, Front/Rear
Headlights
Taillights
Brake Lights
Instrument Cluster
Auxiliary DC Outlet
Wet Sump
Automatic POLARIS Variable Transmission
EPS: Lockable Differential
Dual Range P/R/N/L/H
Dirt Commander 27x9-12 / 16 psi (110 kPa)
Dirt Commander 27x11-12 / 20 psi (138 kPa)
Foot Activated, 4-wheel hydraulic disc
2 Dual Beam Halogen
2 LED cluster
2 LED cluster
Analog and LCD
2 12V
Output Gear Ratios
Rear
High Gear
Low Gear
Reverse
Front (including front drive)
High Gear
Low Gear
Reverse
Drive Ratio - Front
12.05
18.8
22.92
12.82
19.98
24.40
3.18
Clutching
Please see your POLARIS dealer for clutching specifications.
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POLARIS PRODUCTS
Part
Number
2870791
2876244
2876245
2878920
2878919
2878068
2878069
2877922
2877923
2870465
2880514
2880513
2871312
2871322
2871423
2876160
2872276
2871460
2871515
2871551
2871329
2871326
2870652
2872189
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Description
Engine Lubricant
Fogging Oil (12 oz./355 ml Aerosol)
PS-4 Full Synthetic 5W-50 4-Cycle Oil (qt./.95 l)
PS-4 Full Synthetic 5W-50 4-Cycle Oil (gal./3.8 l)
PS-4 Extreme Duty Synthetic 10W-50 4-Cycle Oil (qt./.95 l)
PS-4 Extreme Duty Synthetic 10W-50 4-Cycle Oil (gal./3.8 l)
Gearcase / Transmission Lubricants
AGL Full Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant & Transmission Fluid
(qt./.95 l)
AGL Full Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant & Transmission Fluid
(gal./3.8 l)
Demand Drive Fluid (qt./.95 l)
Demand Drive Fluid (gal./3.8 l)
Pump for Gallon (3.8 l) Jug
Coolant
Antifreeze 50/50 Premix (qt./.95 l)
Antifreeze 50/50 Premix (gal./3.8 l)
Grease / Specialized Lubricants
Grease Gun Kit, All Season Grease
All Season Grease (3 oz./89 ml cartridge)
All Season Grease (14 oz./414 ml cartridge)
ATV Angle Drive Fluid (qt./.95 l)
ATV Angle Drive Fluid (2.5 gal./9.5 l)
Premium Starter Grease
U-Joint Grease (3 oz./89 ml cartridge)
U-Joint Grease (14 oz./414 ml cartridge)
Dielectric Grease (Nyogel™)
Additives / Miscellaneous
Carbon Clean
Fuel Stabilizer
DOT 4 Brake Fluid
TROUBLESHOOTING
Drive Belt Wear/Burn
Possible Cause
Driving onto a pickup or
tall trailer in high range
Starting out going up a
steep incline
Driving at low RPM or
ground speed (3-7 MPH/
5-11 km/h)
Insufficient warm-up at
low ambient temperatures
Solution
Use low range during loading.
Use low range. See warnings on page 57.
Drive at a higher speed or use low range more frequently.
See page 34.
Warm the engine at least 5 minutes. With the transmission
in neutral, advance the throttle to about 1/8 throttle in
short bursts, 5 to 7 times. The belt will become more flexible and prevent belt burning.
Slow/easy clutch engage- Use the throttle quickly and effectively.
ment
Hauling heavy cargo/
Use low range only.
pushing at low RPM/low
ground speed
Utility use/plowing
Use low range only.
Stuck in mud or snow
Shift the transmission to low range and carefully use fast,
aggressive throttle application to engage clutch.
WARNING! Excessive throttle may cause loss of control
and vehicle rollover.
Climbing over large
Shift the transmission to low range and carefully use fast,
objects from a stopped
brief, aggressive throttle application to engage clutch.
position
WARNING! Excessive throttle may cause loss of control
and vehicle rollover.
Belt slippage from water Dry out the PVT (see page 103). Prevent water from
or snow ingestion into the entering the PVT outlet duct (see page 123). Inspect
PVT system
clutch seals for damage if repeated leaking occurs.
Clutch malfunction
See your dealer.
Poor engine performance Check for fouled plugs or foreign material in gas tank or
fuel lines. See your dealer.
Slippage from failure to
Always warm up the belt by operating below 30 MPH (48
warm up belt
km/h) for one mile (1.5 km) and for 5 miles (8 km) or
more when temperature is below freezing.
Wrong or missing belt
Install the recommended belt.
Improper break-in
Always break in a new belt and/or clutch. See page 47.
Failed belt
Remove the belt and clean away any debris from the
clutch box, clutch duct and engine compartment. Install a
new belt. WARNING! Failure to remove ALL debris
when replacing the belt could result in vehicle damage
and severe injury or death. See page 102.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine Doesn't Turn Over
Possible Cause
Low battery voltage
Loose battery connections
Loose solenoid connections
Loose electronic control box connections
Mechanical failure
Solution
Recharge the battery to 12.8 VDC
Check all connections and tighten
Check all connections and tighten
Inspect, clean, reinstall connectors
See your dealer
Engine Turns Over, Fails to Start
Possible Cause
Out of fuel
Clogged fuel filter
Water is present in fuel
Old or non-recommended fuel
Fouled or defective spark plugs
No spark to spark plug
Water or fuel in crankcase
Low battery voltage
Loose ignition connections
Mechanical failure
Solution
Refuel
See your dealer
Drain the fuel system and refuel
Replace with fresh recommended fuel
Inspect plugs and replace if necessary
Inspect plugs and replace if necessary
Immediately see your dealer
Recharge the battery to 12.8 VDC
Check all connections and tighten
See your dealer
Engine Backfires
Possible Cause
Out of fuel
Weak spark from spark plug
Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range
Old or non-recommended fuel
Incorrectly installed spark plug wires
Incorrect ignition timing
Loose ignition connections
Water present in fuel
Exhaust leak
Mechanical failure
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Solution
Refuel
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs
Set gap to specs or replace plugs
Replace with fresh recommended fuel
See your dealer
See your dealer
Check all connections and tighten
Replace with fresh recommended fuel
Check all connections
See your dealer
TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine Pings or Knocks
Possible Cause
Poor quality or low octane fuel
Incorrect ignition timing
Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range
Solution
Replace with recommended fuel
See your dealer
Set gap to specs or replace plugs
Engine Runs Irregularly, Stalls or Misfires
Possible Cause
Fouled or defective spark plugs
Worn or defective spark plug wires
Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range
Loose ignition connections
Water present in fuel
Low battery voltage
Kinked or plugged fuel tank vent line or
filter
Kinked idle air control lines
Incorrect fuel
Clogged air filter
Other mechanical failure
Possible Lean Fuel Cause
Low or contaminated fuel
Low octane fuel
Clogged fuel filter
Low fuel pressure
Solution
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs
See your dealer
Set gap to specs or replace plugs
Check all connections and tighten
Replace with new fuel
Recharge battery to 12.8 VDC
Inspect and replace
Inspect; rotate lines to remove kink
Replace with recommended fuel
Inspect and replace
See your dealer
Solution
Add or change fuel, clean the fuel system
Replace with recommended fuel
See your dealer
See your dealer
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Engine Stops or Loses Power
Possible Cause
Out of fuel
Kinked or plugged fuel tank vent line or
filter
Water is present in fuel
Fouled or defective spark plugs
Worn or defective spark plug wires
Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range
Loose ignition connections
Low battery voltage
Incorrect fuel
Clogged air filter
Other mechanical failure
Overheated engine
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Solution
Refuel
Inspect and replace
Replace with new fuel
Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plug
See your dealer
Set gap to specs or replace plug
Check all connections and tighten
Recharge the battery to 12.8 VDC
Replace with fresh recommended fuel
Inspect and replace
See your dealer
Clean radiator screen and core, clean
engine exterior, check coolant level, see
your dealer if condition persists
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty
POLARIS Industries Inc., 2100 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340 (POLARIS) gives a
SIX MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY on all components of your POLARIS vehicle
against defects in material or workmanship. POLARIS further warrants that the spark
arrester in this product will meet the efficiency requirements of USFS standard 5100-1C
for at least 1000 hours when subjected to normal use and when maintenance and
installation are in accordance with POLARIS recommendations.
This warranty covers parts and labor charges for repair or replacement of defective parts
and begins on the date of purchase by the original retail purchaser. This warranty is
transferable to another owner during the warranty period through a POLARIS dealer,
but any such transfer will not extend the original term of the warranty. The duration of
this warranty may vary by international region based upon local laws and regulations.
Registration
At the time of sale, the Warranty Registration Form must be completed by your dealer
and submitted to POLARIS within ten days of purchase. 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 your proof of warranty coverage. 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 VEHICLE IS
REGISTERED WITH POLARIS. Initial dealer preparation and set-up of your vehicle 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.
Warranty Coverage And Exclusions:
Limitations Of Warranties And Remedies
This POLARIS limited warranty excludes any failures that are not caused by a defect in
material or workmanship. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER CLAIMS OF
DEFECTIVE DESIGN. This warranty also does not cover acts of God, accidental
damage, normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling. This warranty also does not
cover any vehicle, component, or part that has been altered structurally, modified,
neglected, improperly maintained or used for racing, competition or purposes other than
for which it was designed.
This warranty excludes damages or failures resulting from improper lubrication;
improper engine timing; improper fuel; surface imperfections caused by external stress,
heat, cold or contamination; operator error or abuse; improper component alignment,
tension, adjustment or altitude compensation; snow, water, dirt or other foreign
substance ingestion/contamination; improper maintenance; modified components; use
of aftermarket or unapproved components, accessories, or attachments; unauthorized
repairs; or repairs made after the warranty period expires or by an unauthorized repair
center.
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Warranty Coverage And Exclusions:
Limitations Of Warranties And Remedies
This warranty excludes damages or failures caused by abuse, accident, fire, or any other
cause other than a defect in materials or workmanship and provides no coverage for
consumable components, general wear items, or any parts exposed to friction surfaces,
stresses, environmental conditions and/or contamination for which they were not
designed or not intended, including but not limited to the following items:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Wheels and tires
Suspension components
Brake components
Seat components
Clutches and components
Steering components
Batteries
Light bulbs/Sealed beam lamps
Filters
Lubricants
Bushings
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Finished and unfinished surfaces
Carburetor/Throttle body components
Engine components
Drive belts
Hydraulic components and fluids
Circuit breakers/Fuses
Electronic components
Spark plugs
Sealants
Coolants
Bearings
Lubricants and Fluids
1. Mixing oil brands or using non-recommended oil may cause engine damage. We
recommend the use of POLARIS engine oil.
2. Damage or failure resulting from the use of non-recommended lubricants or fluids is
not covered by this warranty.
This warranty provides no coverage for personal loss or expense, including mileage,
transportation costs, hotels, meals, shipping or handling fees, product pick-up or
delivery, replacement rentals, loss of product use, loss of profits, or loss of vacation or
personal time.
THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE, AT
POLARIS' OPTION, REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF ANY DEFECTIVE
MATERIALS, 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. THIS EXCLUSION OF CONSEQUENTAL,
INCIDENTAL, AND SPECIAL DAMAGES IS INDEPENDENT FROM AND SHALL
SURVIVE ANY FINDING THAT THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FAILED OF ITS
ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS
EXCLUDED FROM THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. ALL OTHER IMPLIED
WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY) ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE
ABOVE SIX MONTH WARRANTY PERIOD. POLARIS DISCLAIMS ALL
EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOT STATED IN THIS WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO
NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION
OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU IF INCONSISTENT WITH CONTROLLING STATE LAW.
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How To Obtain Warranty Service
If your vehicle requires warranty service, you must take it to a POLARIS Servicing
Dealer. 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.
In the Country where your product 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 product was purchased,
Warranty and Service Bulletin repairs may be requested from any authorized POLARIS
dealer that sells the same line as your product.
Outside the Country where your product was purchased:
If you are traveling temporarily outside the country where your product was purchased,
you should take your product 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.
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. Product
importation rules vary considerably from country to country. You may be required to
present documentation of your move to POLARIS in order to continue your warranty
coverage. You may also be required to obtain documentation from POLARIS in order to
register your product in your new country. You should warranty register your product at
a local POLARIS dealer in your new country immediately after you move to continue
your warranty coverage and to ensure that you receive information and notices regarding
your vehicle.
If you purchase from a private party:
If you purchase a POLARIS product from a private party, to be kept and used outside of
the country in which the product was originally purchased, all warranty coverage will be
denied. You must nonetheless register your product under your name and address with a
local POLARIS dealer in your country to ensure that you receive safety information and
notices regarding your product.
Exported Products
EXCEPT WHERE SPECIFICALLY REQUIRED BY LAW, THERE IS NO
WARRANTY OR SERVICE BULLETIN COVERAGE ON THIS PRODUCT IF IT IS
SOLD OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY OF THE SELLING DEALER'S AUTHORIZED
LOCATION. This policy does not apply to products that have received authorization for
export from POLARIS. Dealers may not give authorization for export. You should
consult an authorized dealer to determine this product's warranty or service coverage if
you have any questions. This policy does not apply to products 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 Bulletins.
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Notice
If your product is registered outside of the country where it was purchased and you have
not followed the procedure set above, your product will no longer be eligible for
warranty or service bulletin coverage of any kind, other than safety bulletins. Products
registered to government officials or military personnel on assignment outside of the
country where the product was purchased will continue to be covered by the Limited
Warranty.
Please work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues. Should your dealer require
any additional assistance, they will contact the appropriate person at POLARIS.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state or in different countries. If any of the above terms are void
because of federal, state, local law, all other warranty terms will remain in effect.
For questions call POLARIS Customer Assistance:
United States & Canada: 1-800-POLARIS (1-800-765-2747)
French: 1-800-268-6334
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WARRANTY
U.S.A. EPA Emissions Limited Warranty
This emissions limited warranty is in addition to the POLARIS standard limited
warranty for your vehicle. POLARIS Industries Inc. warrants that at the time it is first
purchased, this emissions-certified vehicle is designed, built and equipped so it
conforms with applicable U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emission regulations.
POLARIS warrants that the vehicle is free from defects in materials and workmanship
that would cause it to fail to meet these regulations.
The warranty period for off road vehicles 100cc or greater emissions-certified vehicles
starts on the date of purchase by original retail purchaser and continues for a period of
500 hours of engine operation, 5000 kilometers (3100 miles) of vehicle travel, or 30
calendar months from the date of purchase, whichever comes first. The warranty period
for ATVs less than 100cc emissions-certified vehicles starts on the date of purchase by
original retail purchaser and continues for a period of 250 hours of engine operation,
2500 kilometers (1550 miles) of vehicle travel, or 30 calendar months from the date of
purchase, whichever comes first. This EPA emissions warranty period is extended for at
least as long as the standard factory warranty that Polaris provides on the vehicle as a
whole. The EPA emissions warranty period does not further extend if you purchase
additional warranty coverage in the form of a service contract or other paid warranty
extension, but emission-related parts may be covered subject to the terms of any such
paid service contract or paid warranty extension.
This emissions limited warranty covers components whose failure increases the
vehicle's regulated emissions, and it covers components of systems whose only purpose
is to control emissions. Repairing or replacing other components not covered by this
warranty is the responsibility of the vehicle owner. This emissions limited warranty does
not cover components whose failure does not increase the vehicle's regulated emissions.
For exhaust emissions, emission-related components include any engine parts related to
the following systems:
• Air-induction system
• Fuel system
• Ignition system
• Exhaust gas recirculation systems
The following parts are also considered emission-related components for exhaust
emissions:
• Aftertreatment devices
• Crankcase ventilation valves
• Sensors
• Electronic control units
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U.S.A. EPA Emissions Limited Warranty
The following parts are considered emission-related components for evaporative
emissions:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Fuel Tank
Fuel Cap
Fuel Line
Fuel Line Fittings
Clamps*
Pressure Relief Valves*
Control Valves*
Control Solenoids*
Electronic Controls*
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Vacuum Control Diaphragms*
Control Cables*
Control Linkages*
Purge Valves
Vapor Hoses
Liquid/Vapor Separator
Carbon Canister
Canister Mounting Brackets
Carburetor Purge Port Connector
*As related to the evaporative emission control system.
The exclusive remedy for breach of this limited warranty shall be, at the exclusive
option of POLARIS, repair or replacement of any defective materials, components or
products. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED 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. THIS EXCLUSION OF CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, AND
SPECIAL DAMAGES IS INDEPENDENT FROM AND SHALL SURVIVE ANY
FINDING THAT THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL
PURPOSE.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY
PERIOD DESCRIBED HEREIN. POLARIS 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
if it is inconsistent with the controlling state law.
This limited warranty excludes failures not caused by a defect in material or
workmanship. This limited warranty does not cover damage due to accidents, abuse or
improper handling, maintenance or use. This limited warranty also does not cover any
engine that has been structurally altered, or when the vehicle has been used in racing
competition. This limited warranty also does not cover physical damage, corrosion or
defects caused by fire, explosions or other similar causes beyond the control of
POLARIS.
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U.S.A. EPA Emissions Limited Warranty
Owners are responsible for performing the scheduled maintenance identified in the
owner's manual. POLARIS may deny warranty claims for failures that have been caused
by the owner's or operator's improper maintenance or use, by accidents for which
POLARIS has no responsibility, or by acts of God.
Any qualified repair shop or person may maintain, replace, or repair the emission
control devices or systems on your vehicle. POLARIS recommends that you contact an
authorized POLARIS dealer to perform any service that may be necessary for your
vehicle. POLARIS also recommends that you use only POLARIS parts. It is a potential
violation of the Clean Air Act if a part supplied by an aftermarket parts manufacturer
reduces the effectiveness of the vehicle's emission controls. Tampering with emission
controls is prohibited by federal law.
California Residents
Certain POLARIS Off-Road Vehicles are available in 49-state and 50-state versions.
Only the 50-state models are certified for sale in California. The 50-state models
available for sale in California are identified by the letter “C” in the model name (e.g.,
R13UH88A_C). The POLARIS 50-state models are designed and built with features
such as a reduced cargo box capacity. Any modifications to these features may be a
violation of the applicable California regulations and may void this limited emissions
warranty offered by the manufacturer.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, please
contact POLARIS Customer Assistance:
United States & Canada: 1-800-POLARIS (1-800-765-2747)
French: 1-800-268-6334
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MAINTENANCE LOG
Use the following chart to record periodic maintenance.
DATE
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MILES (KM)
OR HOURS
TECHNICIAN
SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS
MAINTENANCE LOG
DATE
MILES (KM)
OR HOURS
TECHNICIAN
SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS
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INDEX
A
C
Access Panel
Cargo Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Access Panels for Service . . . . . . . . 31
Accessory Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adjustment
Hand Hold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Age Restrictions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Air Filter Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
All Wheel Drive
Disengaging AWD . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Lock/Unlock the Differential . . . 37
All Wheel Drive Switch. . . . . . . . . . 27
All Wheel Drive System . . . . . . . 36-37
Arrester, Spark, Warning. . . . . . . . 105
Auxiliary Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
AWD Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 36
AWD System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37
Axle Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Cab Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cab Frame, ROPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cap, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-65
Cargo Box Access Panel . . . . . . . . . . 31
Changing Gears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Chart, Periodic Maintenance . . . . 79-83
Check Engine Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Cleaning and Storage. . . . . . . . 123-127
Cleaning the Air Filter. . . . . . . . . . . 104
Cleaning the Exhaust System . . . . . 105
Cleaning the Spark Arrestor . . . . . . 105
Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Clutching . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129, 131, 133
Component Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Condition, Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Coolant Level, Overflow Bottle . . . 100
Coolant Level, Radiator. . . . . . . . . . . 99
Coolant, Adding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Coolant, Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . 97, 99
Coolant, Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Cooling Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99-100
Cooling System Operation. . . . . . 97-98
Cover for Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Crankcase Emission Control System. 78
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119-122
Battery Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Battery Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Battery Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Battery, Charging. . . . . . . . . . . 121-122
Before Riding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Belt Burning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Belt Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Belt Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . 102-103
Belt Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33
Boots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Brake Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Brake Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Brake Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Brake System Break-in . . . . . . . . . . 48
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106-108
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-48
Burning Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
148
D
Demand Drive Fluid . . . . . . . . . . 92-93
Differential, Lock/Unlock . . . . . . . . . 37
Disengaging AWD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Display Units, Standard/Metric . . . . . 42
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Drive Belt Wear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Drivetrain Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . 47-48
Driving Downhill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Driving in Reverse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Driving on a Sidehill . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Driving on Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . 56
Driving Over Obstacles . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Driving Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . 53-54
Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Driving Uphill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Driving with Passengers . . . . . . . . . . 55
Driving, After Driving in Water . . . 103
Drying the Transmission . . . . . . . . . 103
INDEX
E
F
Electromagnetic Interference . . . . . . 78
Electronic Power Steering . . . . . . . . 27
Emission Control, Crankcase . . . . . . 78
Emission Control, Exhaust . . . . . . . . 78
Emission Control, Noise . . . . . . . . . . 78
Emissions Limited Warranty . 143-145
Engaging AWD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Engine Access Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Engine Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-48
Engine Fogging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86-89
Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Engine Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
EPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Equipment Modifications . . . . . . . . . 24
Error Codes, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Etiquette, Trail Riding . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Exhaust Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Exhaust Emission Control System . . 78
Exhaust System Warning . . . . . . . . 105
Eye Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Fouled Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Freeplay, Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . 118
Fuel Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Fuel Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Fuel Stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Fuel Tank Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Fuse/Relay Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
F
Fan, Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Filter Care During Storage . . . . . . . 125
Filter Cleaning, Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Filter, Air Filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Fluid
Demand Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-93
Front Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-93
Main Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-91
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-91
Fluid Change
Demand Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Front Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Main Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Fluid Check
Demand Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Front Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Main Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Fluid Levels During Storage. . . . . . 125
Fluid Recommendations, Gearcase. . 94
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Fogging the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
G
Gap, Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Gasoline Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Gear Selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Gearcase Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Gearcase Oil
Demand Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-93
Front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-93
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-91
Gearcase Specifications . . . . . . . . . . 94
Gearcases . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-91, 93-94
Demand Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-93
Front Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-93
Main Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-91
Specification Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-91
Gears, shifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Gloves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
H
Hand Hold, Passenger. . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Hauling a Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-65
Hauling Cargo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-65
Headlight Replacement. . . . . . . . . . 115
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Helmet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hood Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
I
Ignition Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Indicator Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Inspection, Axle Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Inspection, Brakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Inspection, Pre-Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Inspection, Steering Wheel . . . . . . . 118
Inspection, Wheel Nuts. . . . . . . . . . 113
Installation, Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Installation, Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . 38-46
Interference, Electromagnetic. . . . . . 78
149
INDEX
K
O
Key, Periodic Maintenance Chart . . 80
Oil Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Operation on Public Lands . . . . . . . . 78
Operation, Cooling System . . . . . 97-98
Operation, Transmission . . . . . 101-103
Operator Restrictions. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Outlets, Auxiliary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Overflow Bottle Coolant Level . . . . 100
L
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115-116
Headlight Beam Adjustment. . . 116
Headlight Replacement. . . . . . . 115
Headlight Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Taillight/Brake Light . . . . . . . . 115
Loads, Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Low Beam Adjustment . . . . . . . . . 116
Lubricant Part Numbers. . . . . . . . . 134
Lubrication for Storage . . . . . . . . . 126
Lubrication Recommendations . . 84-85
M
Maintenance, Periodic . . . . . . . . . 79-83
Metric Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Mode Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
N
New Operator Procedures . . . . . . 53-54
Noise Emission Control System . . . 78
O
Obstacles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Oil
Demand Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-93
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86-89
Front Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-93
Main Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-91
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-91
Oil and Filter Care During Storage 125
Oil Change
Demand Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Front Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Main Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Oil Check
Demand Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Front Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Main Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
150
P
Parking on an Incline. . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Parking the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Passenger Hand Hold Adjustment. . . 29
Periodic Maintenance Chart . . . . 79-83
Plug Condition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Plug Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Plug Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Plugs, Fouled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Plugs, Spark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94-95
Polaris Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Polishing the Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Power Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Pre-Ride Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Public Lands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
PVT Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
PVT Drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
PVT System Operation . . . . . . 101-103
PVT, Cleaning Debris . . . . . . . 102-103
R
Radiator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Radiator Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Refueling Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Registration, Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . 139
Removal, Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Removal, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Removal, Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Removing the Vehicle from Storage 127
Restrictions, Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Rider Information Center. . . . . . . 40-46
Riding Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Riding Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Rollover Protective Structure . . . . . . 35
ROPS Cab Frame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
INDEX
S
T
Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . 50
Safety Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-13
Safety Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Safety Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Safety Training, ROHVA . . . . . . 50, 53
Safety Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-24
Safety, Winch Maintenance . . . . . . . 77
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33
Seat Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Selector, Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Service Access Panels. . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Severe Use Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Shifting Gears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Shock Compression (RZR S/XC/4) 112
Shock Loading the Winch. . . . . . . . . 76
Signal Words. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Spark Arrester Warning . . . . . . . . . 105
Spark Arrestor Cleaning . . . . . . . . . 105
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94-95
Specifications, Gearcase . . . . . . . . . . 94
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Spring Preload (RZR 900) . . . . . . . 109
Spring Preload (RZR S/XC/4) 110-111
Stabilizing the Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . 28
Steering Wheel Inspection . . . . . . . 118
Stopping the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123-127
Storage, Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Storage, Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Storage, Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Suspension Settings (RZR 900) . . . 109
Suspension Settings (S/XC/4). 110-112
Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27
AWD Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 36
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Mode Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Taillight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Throttle Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Tire Tread Depth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113-114
Torque, Axle Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Torque, Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Torque, Wheel Nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Towing Loads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Trail Etiquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Transmission Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . 90-91
Transmission Operation . . . . . 101-103
Transmission, Drying . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Transporting the Vehicle . . . . . . . . 127
Tread Depth, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Tread Lightly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
V
Vehicle Identification Numbers . . . . . 6
Vehicle Immersion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Vehicle Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
W
Warning Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Washing the Vehicle. . . . . . . . 123-124
Water, Immersion of Vehicle . . . . . 117
Wear, Drive Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Wheel Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Wheel Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Winch Cable Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Winch Maintenance/Service Safety . 77
Winch Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-74
Winch Safety Precautions. . . . . . 67-69
Winch Shock Loading . . . . . . . . . . . 76
151
WARNING
Improper vehicle use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH
NEVER Operate:
• If you are under age 16 and without a valid driver’s license.
• Without first viewing safety video and taking a ROHVA training course at
www.rohva.org.
• On excessively steep hills.
• On public roads (unless designated for off-road use).
• With a passenger who is not seated in a passenger seat, or with passengers
under age 12 or who cannot comfortably reach the floor and hand holds.
• On paved surfaces - pavement may seriously affect handling and control.
• With non-Polaris approved accessories - they may seriously affect stability.
ALWAYS:
• Wear your seat belt. Vehicle rollover can cause severe injury or death.
• Secure cab nets or doors and keep hands and feet inside vehicle at all times.
• Wear a helmet, eye protection, gloves, long-sleeve shirt, long pants and
over-the-ankle boots.
• Reduce speed and use extra caution when carrying passengers.
• Avoid sharp turns or turns while applying heavy throttle.
• Operate slowly in reverse - avoid sharp turns or sudden braking.
• Make sure passengers read and understand all safety labels.
ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR AN APPROVED HELMET AND PROTECTIVE GEAR.
ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR SEAT BELTS. NEVER USE ON PUBLIC ROADS.
NEVER USE WITH DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.
READ OWNER’S MANUAL. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS.
For your nearest Polaris dealer,
call 1-800-POLARIS (765-2747)
or visit www.polaris.com
Polaris Industries Inc.,
2100 Hwy. 55
Medina, MN 55340
Part No. 9925892 Rev 01
Printed in USA
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