This routine maintenance should include changing the oil, inspecting the shift linkage — steering — suspension — coolant system — fuel system — drive belts — engine mounts, changing the spark plugs, and replacing the fuel and air filters. The recoil starter is located on the right side of the machine. All information contained within this publication is based on the latest product information at the time of publication. Maintain a high level of alertness, reading the trail and avoiding quick, sharp turns which can cause skids. To access the recovery bottle, remove the left side panel. Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
Tons of pictures and diagrams at your fingertips!! The following areas need special attention: engine oil, transmission oil, front and rear gearcases and all grease fittings. In the event that any emission-related part is found to be defective during the warranty period, you must notify the Polaris Warranty Department at 1-763-417-8650 and you will be advised of the appropriate dealer where the warranty repair is to be performed. Headlight and taillight lenses become dirty during normal operation. Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline. If a decal becomes illegible or comes off, contact your Polaris dealer to purchase a replacement.
When your vehicle leaves the factory, this feature is set at 50 hours. See your Polaris dealer for engine heater kits, which provide quicker warm-ups and easier starting in colder weather. Never run an engine in an enclosed area. They do not allow enough ventilation to prevent condensation, and may promote corrosion and oxidation. Remove the dipstick and fill the sump with 2 quarts 1.
When reinstalling the battery, always connect the negative black cable last. Start the engine and let it idle for 20-30 seconds. Gear Indicator - As the shift lever is moved, this indicator shows. 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. Always block the rear wheels on the downhill side as shown in illustration. The override button should be used with caution as rearward vehicle speed is greatly increased. Place a drain pan beneath the oil tank and remove the drain plug 1.
If all forward speed is lost: Keep your weight uphill. Its purpose is to provide the operator with a quick means of engine shutdown in case of an emergency. This means that the wheel on the outside of a turn must travel a greater distance than the inside wheel, causing the inside tire to slip traction slightly. Avoid crossing the side of a hill when possible. Gear Indicator - As the shift lever is moved, this indicator shows. Take the vehicle to your dealer before starting the engine. Allow 15-20 minutes of operation.
Always check the terrain carefully before ascending any hill. Proceed at a steady rate of speed and throttle opening. S Always refuel with the engine stopped, and outdoors or in a well ventilated area. Carbon clean will also reduce the possibility of bacterial growth in the fuel system. Accessory outlets are available for all models. Static electricity between the box and container could cause a spark.
See Pre-Ride Checklist on page 52. See page 121 for the part numbers of Polaris products. Do not activate the override switch while the throttle is open. If the rear brake is applied aggressively while moving forward, the rear wheels may skid and slide sideways, causing loss of control and serious injury or death. Read and follow the instructions on each decal carefully. Suggested break-in oil change is at 20 hours, 200 miles, or one month, whichever comes first. Start the engine and allow it to warm up, then shift the transmission into gear.
Maintain the oil level in the safe operating range 2. Allow components to cool sufficiently before proceeding. Do not service axle nuts that have a cotter pin installed. Polaris 4-cycle engines are equipped with automatic decompressors. Description Engine Lubricant 2870791 Fogging Oil 12 oz. S Reduce speed and allow a greater distance for braking.