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Summary of Content
Operator’s Manual 2010 DVX 300 300 Utility SHARE O UR PASSI O N.TM Do not remove this Operator’s Manual from this ATV according to the guidelines and agreement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Read this manual carefully. It contains important safety information. Your ATV can be hazardous to operate. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. Training is available: U.S. owners, call For your safety, understand and follow 1-800-887-2887; Canadian owners, all the warnings contained in this Oper- call 1-613-739-1535. ator’s Manual and the labels on your Un cours d’instruction est disponible: ATV. pour les propriétaires canadiens, comKeep this Operator’s Manual with your posez le 1-613-739-1535. ATV at all times. Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations: ! ! WARNING CAUTION  NOTE: The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BE ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. Failure to follow WARNING instructions could result in serious injury or death to the operator, a passenger, a bystander, or a person inspecting or repairing the ATV. A CAUTION indicates special precautions that must be taken to avoid damage to the ATV. A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or more clear. California Proposition 65 ! WARNING This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. FOREWORD Protect Your Sport • Know all local, state/provincial riding Congratulations and thank you from laws, Arctic Cat Inc. for purchasing an ARC• Respect your ATV, ® TIC CAT All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). • Respect the environment, and It is designed to provide superior ride, • You will gain the respect of others. comfort, and utility. We also advise you to strictly follow the recommended maintenance proThis Operator’s Manual is furnished to gram as outlined. This preventive ensure that the operator is aware of safe maintenance program is designed to operating procedures. It also includes ensure that all critical components on information about the general care and this ATV are thoroughly inspected at maintenance of your ATV. various intervals. Carefully read the following pages. If All information in this manual is based you have any questions regarding this on the latest product data and specificaATV, contact an authorized Arctic Cat tions available at the time of printing. ATV dealer for assistance. Remember, Arctic Cat Inc. reserves the right to only authorized Arctic Cat ATV deal- make product changes and improveers have the knowledge and facilities to ments which may affect illustrations or provide you with the best service possi- explanations without notice. ble. Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age. Category Age (Years) Speed Limitations (MPH) NOTES Y-12+ 12 or Older 15 - Limited 30 - Maximum Operate Under Adult Supervision T-14 14 or Older 20 - Limited 30 - Limited 38 - Maximum Operate Under Adult Supervision G&S 16 or Older According to Local Regulations — 1 Table of Contents FOREWORD......................................... 1 DIVISION I - SAFETY ATV SAFETY ALERT ........................... 5 RIDER TRAINING COURSE ................ 6 HANGTAG & WARNING INFORMATION ................................ 7 WARNING LABELS .......................... 8-9 LOCATION OF PARTS AND CONTROLS ............................... 10-11 WARNINGS ................................... 12-20 PREVENTION................................ 21-25 Safe Riding Clothing and Gear ........... 21 Condition of the ATV ........................... 23 First Aid and Survival .......................... 24 ACTIVE RIDING ............................ 26-37 Basic Operating Maneuvers................ 26 How to Handle the ATV (Active Riding Techniques) .......... 29 Tips ..................................................... 35 SOUND JUDGMENT ..................... 38-43 Environment ........................................ 39 Those Around You............................... 40 Equipment ........................................... 41 Load Capacity Ratings Chart .............. 41 Personal Choices ................................ 42 SUPERVISION............................... 44-45 Taking Responsibility........................... 44 DIVISION II OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE PREFACE ........................................... 46 PARTS AND ACCESSORIES ............ 46 ATV SPECIFICATIONS ...................... 47 GENERAL INFORMATION ........... 48-58 ATV Identification Numbers................. 48 Ignition Switch Key .............................. 48 Control Locations and Functions ..................................... 48 Indicator Lights.................................... 52 Speedometer/LCD (Utility) .................. 53 Gas/Vent Hoses .................................. 55 Carburetor Float Bowl Drain................ 55 Oil Level Inspection Window ............... 55 Seat Latch ........................................... 55 Safety Flag Bracket ............................. 55 Rack Loading (Front and Rear) Utility............................................ 56 2 Trailering and Towing (Utility)............... 56 Transporting ATV ................................. 56 Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant......................... 57 Break-In Procedure ............................. 58 GENERAL MAINTENANCE ..........59-76 Maintenance Schedule ........................ 60 Cooling System ................................... 61 Shock Absorbers ................................. 61 General Lubrication ............................. 62 Hydraulic Brakes.................................. 64 Protective Rubber Boots...................... 65 Battery ................................................. 66 Spark Plug ........................................... 69 Engine Idle RPM Adjustment............... 70 Throttle Cable Adjustment ................... 70 Air Filter (V-Belt Housing) - Utility ........ 70 Air Filter (V-Belt Housing) - DVX.......... 71 Air Filter (Engine)................................. 71 Air Filter Housing Drain Tube............... 72 Drive Chain (DVX) ............................... 72 Tires..................................................... 73 Wheels................................................. 74 Muffler/Spark Arrester ......................... 74 Light Bulb Replacement ...................... 75 Fuses................................................... 76 Tools .................................................... 76 PREPARATION FOR STORAGE ........ 77 PREPARATION AFTER STORAGE.... 78 LIMITED WARRANTY ........................ 79 WARRANTY PROCEDURE/OWNER RESPONSIBILITY........................... 80 CHANGE OF ADDRESS, OWNERSHIP, OR WARRANTY TRANSFER ..................................... 81 ARCTIC CAT ATV EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT ................................... 83 EPA EMISSION CONTROL STATEMENT/WARRANTY COVERAGE (U.S.) .......................... 84 ARCTIC CAT EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY..... 85 INDEX ................................................. 86 MAINTENANCE RECORD ................. 87 DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ... 88 IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS RECORD ........ INSIDE BACK COVER DIVISION I - SAFETY AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. • Always go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV. • Never operate on excessively rough, slippery, or loose terrain. • Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this manual. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed. • Always have the ATV checked by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer if it has been involved in an accident. • Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills. • Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. • Always follow proper procedures for going down hills and for braking on hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle which would cause the ATV to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible. • Always follow proper procedures for crossing the side of a hill as described in this manual. Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning techniques described in this manual on level ground. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if possible. ! WARNING • Always use proper procedures if you stall or roll backward when climbing a hill. To avoid stalling, maintain a steady speed when climbing a hill. If you stall or roll backwards, follow the special procedure for braking described in this manual. Dismount on the uphill side or to either side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and mount following the procedure described in this manual. • Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area. Never attempt to operate over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. Always follow proper procedures when operating over obstacles as described in this manual. • Always be careful of skidding or sliding. On slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control. • Never operate an ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them lightly several times to let friction dry out the pads. • Always be sure there are no obstacles or people behind you when you operate in reverse. When it is safe to proceed in reverse, go slowly. Avoid turning at sharp angles in reverse. • Always use the size and type tires specified in this manual. Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this manual. • Never improperly install or improperly use accessories on this ATV. • Never install a twist grip throttle on this ATV. • Never exceed the stated load capacity for an ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed and follow instructions in this manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer and allow greater distance for braking. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 3 AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. • No one under the age of 16 should operate this ATV. Some operators at the age of 16 may not be able to operate an ATV safely. Parents should supervise the use of the ATV at all times. Parents should permit continued use only if they determine that the operator has the ability to operate the ATV safely. 4 ! WARNING FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada). Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. ATV SAFETY ALERT The Consumer Product Safety Commission has concluded that ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV’s) may present a risk of DEATH or SEVERE INJURY in certain circumstances. Accidents may occur for many reasons: • A child under 16 years old should never operate an ATV without adult supervision. Children need to be observed carefully because not all children have the strength, size, skills, or judgment to operate an ATV safely. *** Over 2856 people, including many children, have died in accidents associated with ATV’s since 2003. * Never carry a passenger on an ATV. Carrying a passenger may upset the balance of the ATV and may cause it to go out of control. *** Many people have become severely paralyzed or suffered severe internal injuries as a result of accidents associated with ATV’s. * Always avoid paved surfaces. ATV’s are not designed to be used on paved surfaces and may seriously affect handling and control. *** Every month thousands of people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries received while riding an ATV. * Never operate an ATV on a public road, even a dirt or gravel one, because you may not be able to avoid colliding with other vehicles. Also, operating an ATV on a public road may be against the law. You should be aware that AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. An ATV handles differently from other vehicles, including motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills and over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions. TO AVOID DEATH OR SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY: * Always read the Operator’s Manual carefully and follow the operating procedures described. Pay special attention to the warnings contained in the manual and on all labels. * Never operate an ATV without proper instruction. Take a training course. * Always follow these age recommendations: • A Y-12+ is intended for use by children age 12 or older, and a T-14 is intended for use by an operator age 14 or older. ! WARNING * Never operate an ATV without an approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket. * Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating an ATV. * Never operate an ATV at excessive speeds. Go at a speed which is proper for the terrain, visibility conditions, and your experience. * Never attempt to do wheelies, jumps, or other stunts. * Always be careful when operating an ATV, especially when approaching hills, turns, and obstacles and when operating on unfamiliar or rough terrain. * Never lend the ATV to anyone who has not taken a training course or has not been driving an ATV for at least a year. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 5 Rider Training Course Arctic Cat sponsors a free Rider Training Course to teach ATV riding skills or to reinforce current riding skills. First-time purchasers without any previous ATV riding experience will receive a $100.00 coupon from Arctic Cat through the SVIA/ASI after completing the training course (U.S. owners only, one incentive, and free rider training courses for appropriate immediate family members per ATV purchase). See an authorized Arctic Cat MORE INFORMATION ATV dealer for details or call (800) FOR 887-2887 for training course informa- ABOUT ATV SAFETY, in the U.S., call the Consumer Product Safety tion. Commission at (800) 638-2772 or the In Canada, the Canada Safety Council ATV Distibutors’ Safety Hotline at (CSC) provides an ATV Rider’s (800) 852-5344 or in Canada, call the Course to teach safe ATV operating Canada Safety Council at 1-613-739skills. They also provide a special ATV 1535 ext. 227. Rider’s Course for children under 14 years of age with parental supervision. Visit the Arctic Cat Inc. website at Call the CSC at 1-613-739-1535 ext. www.arcticcat.com for additional prod227 for more details. Also available is uct information. a bilingual computer-based safety training program on a CD-ROM from CATV - call toll-free at 1-877-4702288. Au canada, le conseil canadien de la sécurité (CSC) offre un cours de conduite de VTT pour enseigner les habiletés d’opération sécuritaires de VTT. Un cours spécial de conduite de VTT est également offert aux enfants de moins de 14 ans avec la surveillance d’un parent. Communiquez avec le CSC en composant le: 1-613-7391535, poste 227 pour de plus amples informations. Un programme de formation bilingue informatisé sur la sécurité est aussi disponible sur disque optique compact par CATV; composez sans frais le: 1-877-470-2288. 6 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Hangtag & Warning Information This Arctic Cat ATV comes with a hangtag and several labels containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding. The labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Arctic Cat ATV dealer for a replacement. Utility DVX 2258-133 2258-432 Pour commander des Etiquettes de Mise en Garde gratuites, voyez votre détaillant de autorisé VTT Arctic Cat pour le numéro de pièce 1436-344. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 7 Warning Labels (Utility) KM152A 8 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warning Labels (DVX) KM169D ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 9 Location of Parts and Controls (Utility) 1. Battery 2. Headlights 3. Hand Brake Lever 4. Fuel Valve 5. Choke Lever 6. Seat Lock Lever KM091A 7. Auxiliary Brake Pedal 8. Starter Button 9. Emergency Stop Switch 10. Brake Lever Lock 11. Key Switch 12. Shift Lever 13. Throttle Limiter KM119A 14. Throttle Lever 15. Engine Starter Button 16. Taillight/Brakelight 17. Operator’s Manual Location 18. Headlight OFF/HI/LO Switch 19. Reverse Override Button 20. Tool Kit KM120A 10 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Location of Parts and Controls (DVX) 1. Battery 2. Headlight 3. Hand Brake Lever 4. Fuel Valve 5. Choke Lever 6. Seat Lock Lever 7. Auxiliary Brake Pedal KM186A 8. Shift Lever 9. Brake Lever Lock 10. Emergency Stop Switch 11. Key Switch 12. Reverse Override Button 13. Throttle Limiter KM187A 14. Throttle Lever 15. Tool Kit Location 16. Taillight/Brakelight 17. Operator’s Manual Location 18. Headlight OFF/HI/LO Switch 19. Starter Button KM174A ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 11 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV without proper instruction. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know how to operate the ATV properly in different situations and on different types of terrain. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete the certified training course offered. They should then regularly practice the skills learned in the course and the operating techniques described in this Operator’s Manual. For more information about the training course, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or call 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada). ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Allowing anyone under age 16 to operate this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of an ATV by children can lead to severe injury or death of the child. Children under the age of 16 may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment needed to operate the ATV safely and may be involved in a serious accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD A child under 16 should never operate this ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Carrying a passenger on this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Greatly reduces your ability to balance and control this ATV. Could cause an accident, resulting in injury or death to you and/or your passenger. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never carry a passenger. The long seat is to allow the operator to shift positions as needed during operation. It is not for carrying passengers. 12 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings ! WARNING WARNINGS POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on paved surfaces. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV’s tires are designed for off-road use only, not for use on pavement. Paved surfaces may seriously affect handling and control of the ATV and may cause the ATV to go out of control. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You can collide with another vehicle. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate this ATV on any public street, road, or highway, even a dirt or gravel one. In many states it is illegal to operate an ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV without wearing an approved helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Operating without an approved helmet increases your chances of a severe head injury or death in the event of an accident. Operating without eye protection can result in an accident and increases your chances of a severe injury in the event of an accident. Operating without protective clothing increases your chances of severe injury in the event of an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always wear an approved helmet that fits properly. You should also wear: Eye protection (goggles or face shield) Gloves Boots Long sleeved shirt or jacket Long pants ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 13 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV after or while consuming alcohol or drugs. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could seriously affect your judgment. Could cause you to react more slowly. Could affect your balance and perception. Could result in an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV at excessive speeds. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases your chances or losing control of the ATV, which can result in an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always ride at a speed that is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Attempting wheelies, jumps, and other stunts. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases the chance of an accident including a rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps. Don’t try to show off. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to inspect the ATV before operating. Failure to properly maintain the ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure the ATV is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this Operator’s Manual. 14 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings POTENTIAL HAZARD Removing hands from handlebars or feet from footrests during operation. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the ATV or could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the ATV. If you remove a foot from a footrest, your foot or leg may come into contact with the wheels, which could injure you or cause an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests of your ATV during operation. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to use extra care when operating the ATV on unfamiliar terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps, or holes without enough time to react. Could result in the ATV overturning or going out of control. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to use extra care when operating on rough, slippery, or loose terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of traction or ATV control, which could result in an accident including a rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Do not operate on rough, slippery, or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the ATV on such terrain. Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 15 WARNINGS ! WARNING Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Turning improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating on steep hills. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV can overturn more easily on steep hills than on level surfaces or small hills. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking. Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. 16 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings ! WARNING WARNINGS POTENTIAL HAZARD Climbing hills improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this Operator’s Manual. Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. The ATV could flip over backwards. Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop, or another vehicle or person could be on the other side of the hill. NEVER OPERATE UP OR DOWN HILLS STEEPER THAN 25° ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Going down a hill improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for going down hills as described in this Operator’s Manual. Always check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle that would cause the ATV to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 17 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning technique as described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice first on level ground. Be very careful when turning on any hill. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill, if possible. When crossing the side of a hill: Always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual. Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Stalling, rolling backwards, or improperly dismounting while climbing a hill. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could result in the ATV overturning. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Use proper gear and maintain steady speed when climbing a hill. If you lose all forward speed: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes. Engage the brake lever lock after you are stopped. If you begin rolling backwards: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes while rolling backwards. When fully stopped, engage the brake lever lock. Dismount on uphill side or to a side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and mount following the procedure described in this Operator’s Manual. 18 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly operating over obstacles. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or a collision. Could cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles. Never attempt to ride over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. When you go over obstacles, always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Skidding or sliding. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You may lose control of the ATV. You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at slow speeds and on level, smooth terrain. On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Tires may float, causing loss of traction and loss of control, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to dry out the pads. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 19 WARNINGS ! WARNING Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly operating in reverse. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You could hit an obstacle or person behind you, resulting in serious injury. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Before you engage reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or people behind you. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire pressure. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of improper tires on the ATV, or operation of the ATV with improper or uneven tire pressure, may cause loss of control increasing your risk of accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always use the size and type tires specified in this Operator’s Manual for this ATV. Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improper modifications. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may cause changes in handling which, in some situations, could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never modify the ATV through improper installation or improper use of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this ATV should be genuine Arctic Cat ATV components designed for use on the ATV and should be installed and used according to instructions. Never install a twist grip throttle. If you have questions, consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. 20 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Prevention When using an ATV, prevention is the name of the game. “Had you only known” something could go wrong, you would have prevented it. If you don’t notice your conditions and surroundings before riding your ATV, you give up control over the situation. Using ATV prevention techniques helps you forecast potential hazards before they injure you or damage your ATV. Following the safety instructions and warnings in this manual will help you “P.A.S.S.” the safety test. P.A.S.S. stands for “Prevention,” “Active Riding,” “Sound Judgment,” and “Supervision.” Remembering P.A.S.S. and what it stands for will help you have a safe, predictable ride every time you go out on your ATV. Safe Riding Clothing and Gear Always wear clothing suited to the type of riding you are doing. ATV riding requires special protective clothing which will make you feel more comfortable and reduce chances of injury. You’ll find it important to dress correctly for ATV riding in order to prevent scraped skin and serious head injuries. It’s easy and could save you time in the long run not having to contend with an injury. Of course, it also makes sense to remember the seasons. Wear a hat under your helmet and a snowmobile suit in the winter and lighter, protective clothing in the summer. Following is the minimum protection you need to wear during every ride: Gloves Your hands are targets for flying objects and branches. Along with providing skin protection, gloves will shield your hands from harsh weather. Wear gloves that are weather resistant and have a gripping surface to keep them from sliding off the handlebar. Off-road style gloves with knuckle pads are the best for comfort and protection. Boots/Ankle Protection Wear a boot that covers the largest possible area of your leg (preferably up to your knee) and can handle significant impact. Choosing boots with low heels and a good tread will help prevent your feet from slipping off the footrests in wet or rugged conditions or getting hurt if they get hit by rocks, dirt, or branches. ATV-0004 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 21 PREVENTION Overview Prevention Helmet Your helmet is the most important piece of protective gear for safe riding. A helmet can prevent a severe head injury. There are several types of helmets on the market, but make sure you wear a helmet that complies with the current standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), The Snell Memorial Foundation, or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Helmets that comply with one or more of these agency’s standards have a sticker on the inside or outside of the helmet. TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: N490117A1 CITY/STATE: N. HUNTINGDON, PA SEX: M AGE: 6 BODY PART: HEAD DATE ACCIDENT: 14-06-94 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: The 6 year old male victim died from blunt force trauma to the head when the 4-wheel ATV on which he was a passenger struck a rock on a hill connecting two roads and flipped over backwards onto the victim, shattering his bicycle helmet. The victim was life-flighted to the hospital and died that night. The driver of the ATV, the victim’s 29 year old father, sustained minor injuries, but wasn’t treated. These helmets should provide full-face protection. If you drop or damage your helmet, get a new one immediately. Your helmet may not protect your head from injury if it has cracks, fissures, or other damage to its outside or core padding. Remember, your helmet won’t do you any good if the chin strap isn’t fastened. Eye Protection Wear eye protection, such as goggles, to completely surround your eyes to prevent getting dirt or other items in your eyes. Do not depend on sunglasses for proper eye protection. Sunglasses are not recommended; they don’t prevent objects from flying in through the sides. Long Pants and Long Sleeved Shirt The goal is to protect your body from branches, long grass, airborne objects, or anything else that could scrape your skin. The more thick and durable the material, the better protection it’ll provide. Riding pants with kneepads, a jersey, and shoulder pads provide the best protection. Helmets should have one of these: 1. DOT label 2. Snell label 3. ANSI Z90.1 label 22 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Prevention Condition of the ATV The second step in Prevention is checking the condition of your ATV. Chances are good that you’ll be using your ATV in some rough terrain, and there’s no way you want your brakes to go out when riding downhill. You need to check the following parts on your ATV before every ride. 1. Tires and Wheels 4. Oil and Fuel 2. Controls and Cable 5. Chassis and Drive Train 3. Lights and Electrical 6. Miscellaneous Items T C L O C TIRES AND WHEELS CONTROLS AND CABLE LIGHTS AND ELECTRICAL OIL AND FUEL CHASSIS AND DRIVE TRAIN 1. TIRES AND WHEELS A. Brakes Correct tire pressure is crucial. Consult the General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual for tire pressure guidelines. Incorrect tire pressure can cause poor handling, instability, and a loss of ATV control. Squeeze your brake lever and depress the auxiliary brake pedal. If either feels soft or “squishy,” it could be low on fluid or have a leak — refer to the General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual for instructions. Don’t use the ATV until the brakes are operating normally. Check: 1. Tire pressure 2. Tire surface (tread and sidewalls) Check: 1. Hand brake lever 2. Auxiliary brake pedal 3. Brake lever lock While checking the tire pressure, inspect the tread and sidewalls of the tires for cracks, cuts, or other damage that could indicate they need to be Test the brake lever lock and see if it locks the wheels; then disengage it to replaced. release the brake. 2. CONTROLS AND CABLE B. Throttle With the engine running and brake The throttle should have a free, smooth applied, check all transmission posi- range of motion. If it seems to “stick” at any point, refer to the General Maintions: forward, neutral, and reverse. tenance section of this Operator’s Manual for instructions. Driving your ATV Check: with a sticking throttle can turn your 1. Forward leisurely ride into an unwelcome acci2. Neutral dent. Don’t drive your ATV if the throt3. Reverse tle sticks. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 23 PREVENTION One easy way to remember what parts you need to check is by using the acronym “T-CLOC.” It stands for: Prevention 5. CHASSIS AND DRIVE TRAIN Check: 1. Free, smooth range of motion 3. LIGHTS AND ELECTRICAL Turn the hi-beam and lo-beam on and off to make sure they work. At the same time, check that the taillight and brakelight work. Also, check the indicator/warning lights (reverse, neutral, and temperature) on your handlebar when you start the ATV. Don’t drive the ATV unless all systems are working. Check the ignition switch and engine stop switch. Check: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Hi-beam Lo-beam Taillight/brakelight Indicator/warning lights Ignition switch Stop switch Grass and leaves can gum-up your suspension and shocks. Clear and clean the suspension arms, shock absorbers/ springs, and fenders. Check smoothness by turning the handlebar full-left and full-right. Check that there is no binding, restrictions, free-play, or looseness in steering components. Check and clean the drive chain and sprockets of foreign material and debris. Check drive chain adjustment. Check: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Suspension arms Shock absorbers/springs Fenders Steering Drive chain 6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS Inspect your air filter. Look for debris or damage that may indicate you need 4. OIL AND FUEL to replace it. A clogged filter can stop Start with a full tank of gas before an engine. Check your battery termievery ride, and while you’re at it, top nals for corrosion. Also, be sure to off the oil. Don’t forget to check for tighten any loose parts, nuts, or bolts. fluid leaks around the ATV. Check the coolant tank to ensure the engine cool- Check ant level is adequate. 1. Air filter 2. Battery 3. Tighten parts, nuts, and bolts Check: 1. Gas 2. Oil 3. Fluid leaks First Aid and Survival You need to prepare for the unexpected. Emergencies and accidents are traumatic enough, but they’re even worse when you’re not prepared for them. At the minimum during every ATV ride, you should have the following items on board: • • • • 24 ! WARNING Tools Water Identification First Aid Kit Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Prevention Carry these items on your ATV: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Bulbs Duct tape Rope Spark plugs Spare parts Tool Kit Maps may be unnecessary when you’re familiar with the area. But when you’re riding on unfamiliar trails, it’s good to know where you are, what’s coming up, and how to get back. Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit Water Water is so important that you need to carry it regardless of the duration of your ride. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can creep up suddenly and can take you out of commission. If you become dehydrated, you could find yourself physically unable to safely operate your ATV. You’ll need several items in your Emergency Kit including a flashlight. The matches will come in handy if you need to start a fire to stay warm. Flares are appropriate for signaling help. A first aid kit is very important if an injury of some type should happen. A good First Aid Kit should include bandages, antiseptic spray, gauze, tape, etc. Carry these items: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. ! WARNING Flashlight Matches Flares First Aid Kit Money Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 25 PREVENTION For rides that are longer in duration and Identification distance, the following additional items If something does happen to you, the are recommended: emergency personnel will want to know who you are and whom to con• Cellular Phone tact. It’s possible you may be in no • Maps/GPS • Emergency Kit with Flashlight and condition to give them that informaFirst Aid Kit tion. Put your I.D. in your pocket before you ride. Without it, you’re Tools anonymous. Routine maintenance will generally eliminate the need for emergency Cellular Phone repairs. Riding on rough terrain could It may be necessary to make an urgent cause loosening of nuts, bolts, and fas- phone call. teners. Especially on long rides, carrying the right tools can prevent an Maps/GPS (Global inconvenience from becoming a crisis. Positioning System) Active Riding Overview Starting the Engine “Active Riding” is the second part of “P.A.S.S.” It involves an understanding of how your body weight, balance, gravity, and physical forces affect the handling of the ATV. For example, when you drive a car quickly into a sharp turn, your body is pulled to the outside of the turn by centrifugal force. Although a car is relatively stable, enough centrifugal force can cause an ATV to overturn. Constantly shifting your weight is one major difference between driving a car and riding an ATV. Knowing how to shift your weight is necessary to avoid rolling or flipping the ATV. Always start with the ATV on a flat, level surface. Carbon monoxide poisoning can kill you, so keep your ATV outside while it’s running. Follow these steps to start it up: Basic Operating Maneuvers Active riding and basic maneuvers are the foundation of your ATV ride. Without basic skills, it’s impossible to move to this level— active riding. These are your basic maneuvers: • • • • • • • Mounting the ATV Starting the Engine Starting a Cold Engine Shifting Braking/Stopping Parking Dismounting the ATV 1. Ensure that the fuel valve is in the ON position. 2. Mount the ATV and sit down. 3. Compress the hand brake; then engage the brake lever lock. 4. Shift the transmission into neutral. 5. Turn on the ignition. 6. Move the choke lever to the engaged position if starting the engine cold (if it’s already warmed up, you shouldn’t need to use the choke at all). 7. Move the emergency stop switch to RUN. 8. Press the starter button. CAUTION Mounting the ATV 1. From the left side, grab the leftside handlebar and apply the hand brake; then put your left foot on the footrest. Do not run the starter motor for more than eight seconds per starting attempt. The starter motor may overheat causing severe starter motor damage. Allow 15 seconds between starting attempts to allow the starter motor to cool. 9. Immediately after the engine starts, move the choke lever to the mid-position. 2. Grab the right-side handlebar. 10. Let the engine warm up; then move the choke lever to the OFF 3. Swing your leg over the seat and position. set your right foot down on the right-side footrest. 4. Get seated in a comfortable position. 5. Always keep your feet planted on the footrests. 26 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Active Riding Another way to remember the starting procedure is by using the acronym “BONE-C.” It stands for: B O N E C BRAKES ON NEUTRAL ENGINE CHOKE Starting A Cold Engine  NOTE: If the engine RPM starts 1. Turn off all electrical accessories (lights, etc.); then rotate the ignition switch key to the first position (ON) leaving the headlights OFF. Note that the Neutral light is illuminated. 2. Push the choke lever to the left. to decrease or if the engine starts to stall, move the choke lever to the left until RPM increases; then as the RPM stabilizes, move the choke lever to the OFF position. 6. Run the engine for at least 10 minutes so it is thoroughly warmed up. If the engine is run for a shorter period of time, the spark plug may not have reached a high enough temperature to burn off the excess fuel in the combustion chamber. Shifting (Utility) KM121A 3. Press on the starter button. CAUTION Do not run the starter motor for more than eight seconds per starting attempt. The starter motor may overheat causing severe starter motor damage. Allow 15 seconds between starting attempts to allow the starter motor to cool. 1. To engage the high range from neutral, move the shift lever outward and forward. 2. To engage the low range from high range, move the shift lever outward and forward. 4. When the engine starts, move the choke lever to the mid-position. 5. Allow the engine to warm up for approximately 2-2 1/2 minutes; then move the choke lever to the OFF position. Do not touch the throttle lever until the engine has run for at least 3 minutes. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. KM124A 27 ACTIVE RIDING This ATV has a dual-range automatic transmission with reverse. To shift the ATV, follow these steps: Active Riding  NOTE: The high range is for normal riding with light loads. The low range is for carrying heavy loads or trailer towing. Compared to HIGH range, the LOW range position provides slower speed and greater torque to the wheels. CAUTION Always shift into low range when operating on wet or uneven terrain, when towing or pushing heavy loads, and when using a plow. Failure to follow this caution may result in premature V-belt failure or in damage to related drive system components. KM203A CAUTION Always come to a complete stop before attempting to shift from one gear to the other. Always shift on level ground, or engage the brake lever lock before shifting into forward gear or into reverse. 3. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward Braking/Stopping and rearward into the R position. Coming to a stop should be a slow, CAUTION easy process. Always allow plenty of Always come to a complete stop room and time to stop smoothly. Somebefore attempting to shift from one times quick stops are inevitable, so range to the other or into reverse. always be prepared. Whether you’re Always shift on level ground, or stopping slowly or stopping quickly, do engage the brake lever lock before this: shifting into another range or into reverse. ! WARNING Do not start the engine or operate this ATV with the V-belt cover removed. Severe injury could result. Shifting (DVX) This ATV has a single-range automatic transmission with reverse. To shift the ATV, follow these steps: 1. To engage the forward gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and forward. 2. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and rearward into the R position. 28 ! WARNING 1. Release the throttle lever; then apply the hand brake. 2. If the wheels lock, release the brake for a second; then apply it again. 3. When coming to a complete stop, release the throttle lever completely. 4. Never “ride” the brake. Even maintaining minimal pressure on the brake lever or brake pedal will cause the brake pads to drag on the disc and may overheat the brake fluid, disc, and pads causing the brakes to “fade” or become “spongy.” Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Active Riding Excessive repetitive use of the hydraulic brake for high speed stops will cause overheating of the brake fluid and premature brake pad wear which will result in an unexpected loss of brakes. ! WARNING How to Handle the ATV (Active Riding Techniques) Active riding involves moving your body. You must learn to lean and shift your weight into your turns to maintain control. Use only Arctic Cat approved brake fluid. Never substitute or mix different types or grades of brake fluid. Brake loss can result. Check brake fluid level and pad wear before each use. Brake loss can result in severe injury or even death. Your safety depends on using safe riding techniques. Statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) say that inexperienced riders who don’t use safe riding techniques are 13 times more likely to have an ATV accident than riders who have over 1 month of experience. Parking Safe riding techniques include: Parking involves following the previous rules for braking; then: 1. After the ATV stops, shift into neutral. 2. Stop the engine using the engine stop switch. 3. Turn off the ignition. • • • • • • • • • • • Riding Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance Wide Turns Sharp Turns Quick Turns K-Turns Riding Uphill Riding Downhill Sidehilling/Traversing Swerving Crossing Obstacles 4. If you have to park on a hill, shift Riding the ATV into low gear; otherwise, try to park only on level surfaces. Once the engine is warm, the ATV is ready to go. 5. Engage the brake lever lock. Dismounting the ATV After you’ve followed the procedure for parking, it’s time to dismount: 1. Double check that the brake lever lock is engaged. 2. Swing your right leg over to the left side of the seat. ATV-0012 3. Step to the ground on the left side of the ATV. 1. Keep your feet on the footrests and both hands on the handlebar. 2. Compress the brake lever releasing the brake lever lock. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 29 ACTIVE RIDING ! WARNING Active Riding 3. Move the shift lever from N and Wide Turns select a desired gear; then slowly compress the throttle lever while About 20% of ATV accidents happen during turns. If you don’t understand releasing the hand brake. turning techniques, it’s easy for the Leaning, Weight Shift, ATV to get away from you by losing traction, plowing, or tipping. Use this and Balance method for wide turns: When you turn, the trick is to move forward and slide over to the side of the seat that’s on the inside of the turn. Support your body weight on the outside footrest. At the same time, lean your body to the inside of the turn. Pay attention to the handling—if you feel the tires coming off the ground, reduce speed, shift more of your body weight to the side that’s lifting, and make the ATV-0046 turn wider if possible. ATV-0045 ATV-0013 ATV-0044 ATV-0024 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing— shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 3. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. ATV-0025 30 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Active Riding Sharp Turns Quick Turns ATV-202 ATV-203 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing— shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 2. Turn the handlebar and shift your weight and balance at the same time as you enter the turn (use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn). 3. You might have to lean into the turn more than you do in a wide turn. 4. If shifting your weight and balance aren’t enough to keep the ATV tires on the ground, straighten out the handlebars as much as you can. 5. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. ! WARNING 3. Follow this with slight acceleration. 4. For multiple turns, repeat this movement as needed. 5. To make your turn quicker, try raising yourself off the seat a few inches as you shift your weight. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 31 ACTIVE RIDING After mastering wide turns, practice Quick turns are the most difficult turns the advanced skill of sharp turns. and should only be done after you are experienced with your ATV. Active Riding K-Turns Use K-turns if you accidentally stall while riding uphill; you need to take action before the ATV rolls backward down the hill. 1. Stop where you are, apply the brakes, and shift to neutral. 2. Shut off the engine. 3. Keep your body weight shifted forward. 4. Get off the ATV on the uphill side. 5. If you’re to the left of the ATV, turn the handlebar all the way left. 6. Partially release the brake, but lightly hold the brake lever. 7. Let the ATV roll to your right side until it faces slightly downhill. 8. Reapply the brakes. 9. Get back on the ATV from the uphill side, and keep your weight shifted uphill when you sit down. 10. Start the engine and follow the method for riding downhill. Riding Uphill Roughly 20% of accidents happen while riding on hills and as a result of the ATV rolling or flipping. So, obviously, use extreme caution and follow this method for riding uphill. ATV-0019 ATV-204 32 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Active Riding Riding Downhill Success in riding downhill depends on how well you know your brakes—take it easy on them, or you could flip over. ATV-0032 ATV-0018 ATV-0033 1. Accelerate before you start climbing; then maintain a steady pace. 2. Lean as far forward as possible. For steeper hills, come off your seat to stand and lean forward. ACTIVE RIDING ATV-0030 3. If you lose speed, quickly shift to a lower gear. At the same time, release the throttle (so your front tires don’t lift), OR 4. If that doesn’t work and you still have forward motion and the terrain permits, do a U-turn, go back down, and try climbing again, OR 5. If you have lost all forward motion, follow the K-turn procedure. Never Operate Up or Down Hills Steeper Than 25° ATV-0031 1. Shift your body weight as far back on the seat as possible. 2. Shift into low range; stay out of neutral. 3. Lightly apply the brake and release the throttle lever completely. Sidehilling/Traversing Sidehilling is considered an advanced skill; it’s really tricky and unpredictable. So, whether your skills are advanced or not, try to avoid this kind of riding. If you’re in a situation where you absolutely have to sidehill, follow this method: ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 33 Active Riding Swerving Swerving is usually an emergency reaction to avoid an obstacle but is similar to quick turns. The difference is that quick turns involve slight acceleration in the turn; don’t accelerate if you swerve. ATV-0017 ATV-0028 ATV-0029 1. Keep your speed low and consistent. 2. Shift all your body weight to the uphill side of the seat; also, support your weight on the uphill footrest. ATV-206 3. Steer like you’re driving into the hill. 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the obstacle. 4. If the ATV feels like it’s tipping, turn the handlebar downhill. If that’s not possible because of the terrain or other conditions or if it just doesn’t work, stop and get off. Dismount the ATV on the uphill side. 2. Turn the handlebar. At the same time, shift your weight and balance as you swerve. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 34 ! WARNING 3. Keep your hand off the brake until the emergency is over and you’re back in control. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Active Riding Crossing Obstacles Crossing obstacles is risky; avoid it if possible. Riding over logs, rocks, and ruts means combining all the active riding skills into one big motion. Your ATV will respond differently for different obstacles (logs, ruts, etc.), but these are general guidelines for overcoming two-track (both tires contacting the obstacle at the same time) obstacles: 5. Apply a little throttle when the front tires make contact with the obstacle. 6. Lean forward and release the throttle when the front tires clear the obstacle. 7. Keep your body loose to absorb any shock. 8. If the ATV starts tipping, shift your weight to keep it in balance. To clear a single-track (only one tire contacting) obstacle, follow the same rules except: 1. Use the ATV’s momentum to clear the obstacle. 2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar. ATV-0016 3. Don’t apply the throttle. Driving an ATV and a car have some similarities; however, there are a few situations that require special attention: ATV-0026 • • • • • • • • • Reversing Skidding or Sliding Parking on a Hill Stalling on a Hill Crossing Water Crossing Roads Driving in Cold Weather Stopping the ATV Stopping the Engine Reversing It’s tough to see things behind you. ATV-0027 1. Keep your speed way down; less than 5 mph. 2. Approach the obstacle head-on. 3. Come up off the seat. 1. Go slowly. It’s hard to see behind you. 2. Keep your handlebar straight. 3. Backing down hills is a bad idea; do a U-turn or K-turn instead to turn around. 4. Keep your weight on the footrests. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 35 ACTIVE RIDING Tips Active Riding Skidding or Sliding If you lose control after hitting sand, ice, mud, or water: 5. If the ATV continues to roll backward, dismount immediately on the uphill side. Crossing Water 1. Turn your handlebar into the direcYour ATV can only handle water up to tion of the slide. its footrests. Any more than that and 2. Keep your hand off the brakes you risk engine damage and/or peruntil you’re out of the skid. sonal injury. Stay away from fast moving rivers. ATV tires can be buoyant, so 3. Shift your weight forward. if the water is too deep, you might find Sometimes your ATV may not respond the ATV suddenly afloat. and goes straight ahead instead of let1. Physically check the depth and ting you turn. Here’s how to handle it: current of the water, especially if 1. Slow down. you can’t see the bottom. You’re also checking for boulders, logs, or 2. Move forward on the seat. any other hidden obstacles. 3. Lean to inside of turn. 2. Keep your speed slow. 4. Turn handlebar. 3. Make sure you have a way out on the other side of the water. Parking on a Hill This shouldn’t be necessary, but if it is: 1. Keep it in gear. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. Find something to block the rear tires. Stalling on a Hill 4. If you get stuck in the sludge or mud, try rocking the ATV from side to side. 5. Once you’ve cleared the water, briefly apply the brakes to make sure they work. Crossing Roads Crossing roads on your ATV is also a If you use the right method for riding bad idea, so avoid it. If you can’t: uphill, this shouldn’t happen. But if 1. Stop completely on the shoulder of you have a problem, do this: the road. 1. If the ATV hasn’t started rolling 2. Check both directions for traffic. backwards yet, follow the procedure for the K-Turn, OR 3. Crossing near a blind corner or intersection is dangerous; don’t do it. 2. If the ATV is already rolling backward, lean as far forward as possi4. Drive straight across to the oppoble standing up on the footrests. site shoulder. 3. Nice and easy, apply the front and 5. Take into account that your ATV rear brakes. could stall while crossing; give yourself enough time to get off the 4. When you come to a stop, follow road. the procedure for the K-turn. 36 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Active Riding 6. You have to assume that oncoming cars don’t see you, and if they do, they won’t be able to predict your actions. ! WARNING Do not attempt to free frozen brakes by pouring warm water on the brake pads and housings. 7. It’s illegal to cross public roads in some places. Know your local laws.  NOTE: After the brakes thaw, dry them by applying them several Driving In Cold times while riding slowly. Weather  NOTE: Check that all control levers move freely. Make sure that the footrest and brake pedal are free of ice and snow.  NOTE: After riding through water, mud, snow, or slush, it is important to dry both brake systems before parking the ATV. ! WARNING For your personal safety, it is very important to wear the type and amount of cold-weather clothing according to the coldest anticipated temperatures. 1. With the transmission in neutral, move the ATV forward and backward to check that the wheels roll freely. If the ATV will not roll, the tires may be frozen to the ground or the brake pads may be frozen to the discs. Go slowly and be extra careful when riding on snow-covered or ice-covered terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV. 4. Practice driving in an open snowcovered or ice-covered area at slow speeds before driving on snowcovered or ice-covered trails. 5. Learn how the ATV responds to steering and braking on the type of terrain to be encountered on the ride. 2. If the tires are frozen to the ground, pour warm water around Stopping The ATV them to melt the ice. To stop the ATV, first release the throttle lever. Next, apply the brakes. CAUTION Before riding, manually move the ATV forward and backward to make certain that all wheels roll freely. Stopping The Engine To stop the engine, turn the ignition switch key to the OFF position or set 3. If the brakes are frozen, take the the emergency stop switch to the OFF ATV to a warmer area to thaw out position. the brakes. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 37 ACTIVE RIDING ! WARNING Sound Judgment Overview You are not invincible. Knowing that the first “S” in “P.A.S.S.” stands for “Sound Judgment” means you need to use yours. Do you consider yourself to be pretty conservative, or are you a heavy risktaker? Before continuing with this section on sound judgment, check your Risk Factor by doing this short survey: 1. Do you drive over the speed limit? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 8. Do you hurt yourself because you do things that are out of your ability range? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 9. Do you tailgate other drivers when you think they’re driving too slow? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 10. Do you ignore weather reports before you do outside activities like swimming, camping, fishing, or boating? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 2. Are you more daring around your friends than you are when alone? Add the totals from lines 1-10. YOUR 1 2 3 RISK FACTOR IS: Never Sometimes Often 10-15: You’re pretty conservative. 3. Do you drive your car when the Chances are good that the consistently gas gauge is on empty? safe choices you make will help you 1 2 3 avoid hurting yourself and the people Never Sometimes Often around you. 4. Do you feel that no matter what you do, you won’t get hurt? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 16-20: You’re straddling the fence. Depending on your mood or whom you’re with, the choices you make may help you or hurt you. 5. Do you drink or use drugs before you drive your car? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 21-30: You’re taking your chances. Time to reconsider a lot of the judgments you make. You’re destined to put yourself in dangerous situations 6. Do you drive your car even if it and potentially hurt yourself and the has a major problem with the people around you. brakes, tires, or engine? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 7. Do you thrive on the adrenaline rush you get from speeding and dangerous situations? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 38 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Sound Judgment Paved Surfaces Environment Don’t do it! The ATV isn’t designed The environment you operate an ATV in for pavement. Its handling becomes is often harsh and sometimes dangerous more difficult on paved surfaces. if you don’t take proper precautions. Trail Riding Weather You need to consider the weather. It is dangerous to ride your ATV when the weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep abreast with weather forecasts. Terrain Always pay close attention to the terrain you’re on even if it is familiar to you. You can’t assume that the landscape you’re used to doesn’t change. Changes to landscape can happen at nearly any time. Fences can be constructed and excavations dug in a short period of time. Weather, climate, and development take their toll. The thing about terrain is that sometimes you don’t know it’s changed until you get there. Whether it’s familiar or not, check out your surroundings before and during your ride. Use sound judgment when trail riding; that means riding on a trail that fits your ability level. If the trail is pretty rugged, standing up on your footrests will make it easier for you to endure the rough terrain. Make yourself visible by using headlights and taillights, and pull completely off the trail if you need to stop. Outsloped trails (trails that slant to allow rain to run off) make trail riding a bit more challenging. Accepting that challenge means keeping your weight shifted into the slope. Denying the challenge means sliding off the trail. It also helps to know which trails you can ride and who else might be on those same trails. These are signs currently used in some areas to designate trail types and restrictions. Night Riding ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. SOUND JUDGMENT Riding at night can be very hazardous. Obstacles and other hazards (that are easily identified during daytime) are much more difficult to see and avoid. When night riding, make sure the lights are properly adjusted and in good working order. Reduce speed; do not over-drive the headlight. Never travel in an unfamiliar area or blaze a new trail at night. Always carry a flashlight or flare for signaling an emergency. 39 Sound Judgment Trail Signs ATV-0068 Hikers Those Around You People do all kinds of things that you With the renewed interest in hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities, can’t predict or control. people can show up in remote areas where you would never expect them. Riding Companions For their sake, keep your eyes open. Leave a lot of space between you and other riders, especially in dusty and dirty Animals and Nature conditions, because it’ll be difficult to Respect the outdoors that you love. see the riders in front of you stopping. Don’t use your ATV to chase animals or Riding with companions on several birds. Drive around young trees rather ATV’s is not the same as riding one than over them. Keep clear of streams ATV with a passenger. Passengers are and ditches with standing water. prohibited; it’s unsafe. The extra weight on the seat makes the ATV difTESTIMONIAL ficult to control. About 50% of all ATV DOCUMENT#: N380310A1 accidents involve passengers. CITY/STATE: NEW CUMBERLAND, WV Other Vehicles Depending on where you’re riding, you might encounter other ATV’s, bikes, or motor vehicles on public lands. Respect the presence of cars if you’re crossing roads or riding in public areas and make yourself be seen. If you can’t see other vehicles coming, that means you’re invisible, too. SEX: M AGE: 18 BODY PART: HEAD DATE ACCIDENT: 7-30-93 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: An 18 year old male died as the result of injuries which he sustained in an accident while driving a 4-wheel ATV on a gravel public road. The victim lost control of the ATV when he suddenly applied the brakes to avoid a dog crossing the road. During the accident, the ATV’s brake lever penetrated the victim’s brain through his right eye resulting in death. The victim was not wearing a helmet. Tread Lightly and leave it as you found it. 40 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Sound Judgment The last thing you expected was that your ATV would break down in the middle of the field... it’s usually so reliable that sometimes you forget the ATV has its limits. ATV Maintenance You have to maintain your ATV. The General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual tells you about taking care of your ATV. If, at any time, abnormal noises, vibrations, or improper functioning of any component of this ATV is detected, DO NOT OPERATE THE ATV. Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for inspection and adjustment or repair. Cargo Limitations One reason why passengers are prohibited on this ATV is because their presence throws off the weight and balance of the ATV. Cargo can do the same. Limit the ATV to the specified load capacity rating. The combined weight limit, including you and your personal items, is a specified amount, so consult the Load Capacity Ratings Chart and monitor it carefully. Load Capacity Ratings Chart Arctic Cat ATV Load Capacity Ratings Item Specifications (lb) (kg) Max Load Capacity (Utility) (DVX) 400 250 181 113 Front Rack (max)(Utility) 50 23 Rear Rack (max)(Utility) 100 45 Tongue Weight 35 16 Rear Rack and Tongue Weight (max) 100 45 Towing Capacity (Utility) 500 227 Max Load Capacity - Total weight of operator, accessories, tongue weight, and cargo on front and rear racks. Tongue Weight - Weight on trailer tongue. Rear Rack and Tongue Weight Total weight on trailer tongue and rear rack. Towing Capacity - Total weight of trailer and all cargo in the trailer.  NOTE: Tongue and accessory Extra weight on the ATV will also weight (winch, gun scabbard throw you off balance if it’s not distrib- brackets, etc.) must be included as part of the front and rear rack uted evenly. weights. Think about these when dealing with weight: 1. Weight distribution 2. ATV speed ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 41 SOUND JUDGMENT Equipment Sound Judgment Personal Choices ! WARNING Operating this ATV with improper modifications can be hazardous. Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may cause changes in handling which could lead to an accident. Never modify the ATV with improper installation or use of improper accessories. All parts and accessories installed on this ATV must be genuine Arctic Cat parts and accessories designed for use on this ATV. Install and use them according to instructions. If you have any questions, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.  NOTE: Use extra caution when operating an ATV with additional loads such as accessories and/or personal items. Handling of the ATV may be adversely affected. Reduce speed when adding additional loads. A safe, enjoyable ride is dependent on many personal choices. An ATV, like all motorized vehicles, can be dangerous to operate if you choose to ignore safety precautions, take unnecessary chances, or ride beyond your ability or your vehicle’s capability. Don’t allow the thrill of freedom or adventure to affect your ability to make good, safe choices. Alcohol and Drug Consumption Alcohol is related to 30% of all hospital admissions due to ATV accidents in the U.S. This isn’t an issue of morality. It’s extremely dangerous to drink alcoholic beverages and ride... it’s also very foolish. When the alcohol starts kicking in and you’re tearing along on your ATV, those odds can catch up to you. TESTIMONIAL ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Overloading the ATV or carrying personal items improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV. Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual pertaining to ATV loading. DOCUMENT#: X46481A1 CITY/STATE: LAUREL, MS SEX: M AGE: 25 BODY PART: ALL PARTS BODY DATE ACCIDENT: 6-25-93 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: A 25 year old male died from drowning after the 4-wheeled ATV he was driving overturned and landed on the victim, pinning him face down in 6 inches of water in a drainage ditch. The victim had failed to make a right hand turn and drove off the side of the road. The victim was driving at an excessive speed, and under the influence of alcohol. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was not wearing a helmet. Substances to avoid when riding: 1. Alcohol 2. Over-the-counter or prescription drugs 3. Illegal/mood altering drugs 42 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Sound Judgment Be aware of prescription and over-thecounter medications. Drowsiness and impaired judgment can be caused by a wide variety of medications. The same is true of allergy, cold, flu, and headache medications. Your physical size and weight can’t protect you... just one antihistamine tablet can affect your judgment. Don’t ride: 1. When you’re tired Reckless Riding If you are involved in an ATV accident when you’re speeding, you have a 25% chance of landing yourself in the hospital. The faster you go, the more likely you are to destroy your head and internal If your sense of adventure persuades you organs, and skip the wheelies, jumps, to do illegal drugs when you’re riding stunts, and any other showboating. your ATV, this is a reality check. Something to think about—there can be legal Laws and Regulations consequences that will take away all that freedom you love. Don’t use alcohol or Any police officer will tell you that ignorance of the law is no defense. Your drugs before or during your ATV ride. best defense is to check out your local, state, or provincial ATV laws before ridTHE EFFECTS OF ing. It’ll also make sure that you can ALCOHOL* continue to ride in your favorite areas. The Number of Drinks that Impair The quickest way to have a land area Mental and Physical Abilities closed is by riding over the regulations. 1-2 DRINKS Mental processes such as restraint, awareness, concentration, and judgment affected; reaction time slowed; inability to perform complicated tasks. Group Behavior 5+ DRINKS Coordination deteriorates, loss of critical judgment, and impaired memory and comprehension. SIPDE By themselves, none of these safe behaviors and sound judgments will go very far. But when you put them all together... *According to the ATV Safety Institute. when you’re paying attention to how you Your Physical feel, when you’re monitoring the moveCondition ments of your ATV, and when you’re Being physically exhausted is like being constantly evaluating your environment, drunk. Try to do something that’s detail- then you’re practicing SIPDE. SIPDE is oriented when you’re really tired, and an acronym that stands for: you’ll feel totally uncoordinated. S I P SCAN/ SEARCH IDENTIFY HAZARDS PREDICT WHAT WILL HAPPEN ! WARNING D E DECIDE WHAT EXECUTE THE TO DO DECISION Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 43 SOUND JUDGMENT People always do crazier and riskier things in a group than they would consider doing by themselves. When 3-4 DRINKS you’re ATV riding with others and Depth perception, glare recovery, eye things start to get out of hand, decide movement, and focus affected; whether you’re willing to be injured or decreased judgment and control. see your friends injured. Supervision Overview You’re responsible for supervising those who ride your ATV. Your wisdom is valuable... it’ll bring them all back safely—your friends, your family, your relatives, and your ATV. It’s crucial that you consider yourself a supervisor for all riders of your ATV. Whether you accept responsibility or not, the truth is that you are responsible for others riding your ATV. Taking Responsibility TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: N37023A1 CITY/STATE: MOOERSFORKS, NY SEX: F AGE: 5 BODY PART: UPPER TRUNK DATE ACCIDENT: 6-29-93 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: The victim of this incident, a five year old female, was operating a four wheeled all terrain vehicle (ATV) in the front yard of her parents’ house, under the supervision of her father. The victim drove the ATV down an area where the only way to turn around was around a grain silo. The victim was executing a right hand turn when the vehicle tipped over to the right and fell onto her body. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Photographs of the incident were not taken by law enforcement officials. You’re to the last letter in “PASS”... “Supervision.” You’ve just gone through the manual, and you’ve seen what’s involved. That puts you in a good position to be confident about what you know. So now it’s time to use your knowledge and supervise others Experienced/Trained Riders who ride your ATV. If anyone is going to borrow your ATV, Inexperienced/ you are responsible for their superviUntrained Riders sion. Before they ride, have them take You can’t let people ride your ATV the training course, have them watch who don’t know what they’re doing. the safety video, and have them read Unless they’ve had over a year of expe- the Operator’s Manual. You train them. rience with ATV riding or taken an It doesn’t matter how you do it, as long ATV training course, it’s your respon- as you do it. sibility to keep them off your ATV. It can be dangerous (especially for under- ATV’s are all a little different from the aged children)—all the more reason for handling to the stability to the controls. So regardless of how much experience you to be firm. your family members have with ATV’s, they don’t have experience with your ATV. Let experienced riders get familiar with your ATV—show them the basics before they take off. You don’t want it on your conscience that someone got hurt because you didn’t tell them how to use your ATV. 44 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Supervision Remember that regardless of experience, you should never let anyone under the age of 16 operate your ATV. Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age. Speed Limitations (MPH) NOTES 12 or Older 15 - Limited 30 - Maximum Operate Under Adult Supervision T-14 14 or Older 20 - Limited 30 - Limited 38 - Maximum Operate Under Adult Supervision G&S 16 or Older According to Local Regulations — Age (Years) Y-12+ SUPERVISION Category ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 45 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE PREFACE This Arctic Cat ATV Operator’s Manual should be considered a permanent part of the ATV and must remain with the ATV at the time of resale. If the ATV changes ownership more than once, contact Arctic Cat Inc., Service Department, P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, for proper registration information. You have chosen a quality Arctic Cat ATV. Be sure, as the owner/operator of an Arctic Cat ATV, to become thoroughly familiar with its basic operation, maintenance, and storage procedures. Read and understand the entire Operator’s Manual before operating the ATV to ensure safe and proper use of your new Arctic Cat ATV. Always operate the ATV within your level of skill and current terrain conditions. Division II of this manual covers operator-related maintenance, operating instructions, and storage instructions. If major repair or service is ever required, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for professional service. At the time of publication, all information and illustrations in Division II were technically correct. Some illustrations used in Division II are used for clarity purposes only and are not designed to depict actual conditions. Because Arctic Cat Inc. constantly refines and improves its products, no retroactive obligation is incurred. PARTS AND ACCESSORIES When in need of replacement parts, oil, or accessories for your Arctic Cat ATV, be sure to use only GENUINE ARCTIC CAT PARTS, OIL, AND ACCESSORIES. Only genuine Arctic Cat parts, oil, and accessories are engineered to meet the standards and requirements of your Arctic Cat ATV. For a complete list of accessories, refer to the current Arctic Cat ATV Accessory Catalog. To aid in service and maintenance procedures on this ATV, a Service Manual and an Illustrated Parts Manual are available through your local Arctic Cat ATV dealer. 46 ATV SPECIFICATIONS* ENGINE AND DRIVE Type Bore x Stroke Displacement Ignition Type Spark Plug Type Spark Plug Gap Brake Type CHASSIS Length (Overall) Height (Overall) Width (Overall) Suspension Travel (Front) Suspension Travel (Rear) Front Tire Size Rear Tire Size Tire Inflation Pressure (Front) Tire Inflation Pressure (Rear) UTILITY DVX Four-Cycle/Liquid Cooled 72.7 x 65.2 mm (2.86 x 2.57 in.) 270 cc (16.5 cu in.) CDI NGK DPR7EA-9 0.8 - 0.9 mm (0.032 - 0.036 in.) Hydraulic w/Twin Disc (Front) - Hydraulic w/Single Disc (Rear) - Brake Lever Lock 186.9 cm (73.6 in.) 111.8 cm (44.0 in.) 105.1 cm (41.4 in.) 12.7 cm (5.0 in.) 12.7 cm (5.0 in.) AT22 x 7-10 AT22 x 10-10 27.6 kPa (4.0 psi) 24.1 kPa (3.5 psi) 171.9 cm (67.7 in.) 113.5 cm (44.7 in.) 113.5 cm (44.7 in.) 15.5 cm (6.1 in.) 16.5 cm (6.5 in.) AT21 x 7-10 AT20 x 11-9 MISCELLANY Dry Weight (Approx) Gas Tank Capacity Reserve Capacity Engine Oil Capacity Transmission Lubricant Capacity Gasoline (Recommended) Engine Oil (Recommended) Transmission Lubricant (Recommended) Rear Drive Lubricant Capacity Rear Drive Lubricant (Recommended) Cooling System Capacity Taillight/Brakelight Headlight Starting System 216.4 kg (477 lb) 192.8 kg (425 lb) 12.8 L (3.39 U.S. gal.) 12.8 L (3.39 U.S. gal.) 4.54 L (1.2 U.S. gal.) 4.54 L (1.2 U.S. gal.) 1.4 L (1.5 U.S. qt) 1.6 L (1.69 U.S. qt) 600 ml (20.3 fl oz) 400 ml (13.5 fl oz) Overhaul Overhaul 500 ml (16.9 fl oz) 300 ml (10 fl oz) Change Change 87 Octane Regular Unleaded Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic) SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid 150 ml (5 fl oz) N/A SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid 1.4 L (1.5 U.S. qt) 12V/5W/21W 12V/35W/35W (2) Electric w/Manual Recoil (Emergency) N/A 0.776 L (0.81 U.S. qt) 12V/35W/35W Electric * Specifications subject to change without notice. 47 GENERAL INFORMATION ATV IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS The Arctic Cat ATV has two identification numbers: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Engine Serial Number (ESN). The VIN is located on the front of the frame. ATV-0055 CONTROL LOCATIONS AND FUNCTIONS Ignition Switch The ignition switch has three positions. KM080A The ESN is located on the lower leftside of the crankcase near the front of the engine. KM185 OFF position — All electrical circuits are off. The engine will not start. The key can be removed in this position. KM082A ON position — The ignition circuit is complete and the engine can run. The key cannot be removed in this position. IGNITION SWITCH KEY LIGHTS position — The ignition cirTwo keys come with the ATV. Keep the spare key in a safe place. An identifying number is stamped on each key. Use this number when ordering a replacement key. 48 cuit is complete and the taillight is on. The key cannot be removed in this position.  NOTE: To illuminate the headlight, the engine must be running and the headlight switch must be in the HI or LO position. Leaving the ignition switch in the ON or LIGHTS position for a long period of time when the engine is not running may cause the battery to discharge. Always leave the ignition switch in the OFF position when engine is not running. To engage the forward gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and forward. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and rearward into the R position. ! WARNING Never shift the ATV into reverse gear when the ATV is moving as it could cause the ATV to stop suddenly throwing the operator from the ATV. Shift Lever (Utility) Auxiliary Brake Pedal Pressing the auxiliary brake pedal downward will apply the brake to the rear wheels. KM124A To engage the high range from neutral, move the shift lever outward and forward. To engage the low range from high range, move the shift lever outward and forward. KM130 To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and rear- Hand Brake Lever ward into the R position. The hand brake is considered to be the normal operating (main) brake. ! WARNING Never shift the ATV into reverse gear when the ATV is moving as it could cause the ATV to stop suddenly throwing the operator from the ATV. Shift Lever (DVX) The hand brake should be applied whenever braking is needed. Apply the brake by compressing the lever toward the handlebar. KM161A KM203A 49 GENERAL INFORMATION CAUTION Brake Lever Lock To engage and release the brake lever lock, use the following procedure. KM161B 1. Squeeze the hand brake two or three times and release it. ! WARNING Always check to be sure that the brake lever lock has been disengaged before operating the ATV. An accident could result if the brake lever lock is left engaged while the ATV is operated. The brake may relax if left engaged for a long period of time. This could cause an accident; therefore, do not leave the ATV on a hill depending on the brake lever lock. Always block the downhill side of the wheels if leaving the ATV on a hill or park the ATV in a sidehill position. Headlight OFF/HI/LO 2. Push and hold the brake lever lock. Switch 3. While pushing forward on the Use the headlight OFF/HI/LO switch brake lever lock, squeeze the brake to select the high or low headlight lever. beam when the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS position. When the switch is  NOTE: It will click as it engages in the HI position, the high beam will and the brake lever will not return illuminate. When the switch is in the to its released position. LO position, the low beam will illumi4. Release the brake lever lock by nate. When the switch is in the OFF squeezing the brake lever. It will position, only the taillight will illuminate. return to its released position. Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the brake (when engaged) locks the wheels. 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. Attempt to push the ATV. KM161C  NOTE: The brake lever lock must lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take Emergency Stop the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat Switch ATV dealer for service. OFF position - The ignition circuit is off. The engine cannot be started or will not run. If the emergency stop switch is used to stop engine without turning off ignition switch, the battery may discharge. 50  NOTE: This ATV has a safety interlock switch which prevents the starter motor from activating when the transmission is not in neutral. The interlock will be bypassed if the hand brake lever is compressed or if the auxiliary brake pedal is depressed. Reverse Override KM122A Throttle Limiter Screw Throttle lever travel may be limited by These ATV’s are equipped with a adjusting the throttle limiter screw. The reverse speed limiter system. When throttle limiter should be adjusted additional RPM is needed in reverse, according to the operator’s skill and experience. To adjust the throttle limdepress and hold the override button. iter, use the following procedure. KM121C ! WARNING Never activate the override while the throttle is open as a loss of control may result. Choke Lever The choke lever is used to help start a cold engine. Move the lever to the left to activate the choke. Return the lever to the right position to de-activate the choke. KM125A 1. Loosen the jam nut (1). 2. Turn the throttle limiter screw (2) clockwise to decrease engine RPM maximum or counterclockwise to increase engine RPM maximum. 3. Tighten the jam nut securely. 51 GENERAL INFORMATION RUN position - The ignition circuit is Throttle Lever on. The engine can start and run. Control engine RPM with the position of the throttle lever. Operate this lever Starter Button with the thumb. Pushing it forward Pushing in on this button activates the increases engine RPM and allowing it starter motor. Before starting the to retract decreases engine RPM. engine, make sure the ignition switch is in the ON position, the transmission is in neutral, and the parking brake lock is engaged. Fuel Valve The fuel valve is incorporated in the gas tank. There are three positions: ON, RES (reserve), and OFF. INDICATOR LIGHTS (Utility) KM123A KM146A In the OFF position, the valve will prevent gasoline flow to the carburetor. In the ON position (the normal operating position), gasoline will flow from the tank to the carburetor. In this position, 4.54 L (1.2 U.S. gal.) will remain in the tank as a reserve quantity. Moving the valve to the reserve (RES) position will allow the operator to use the remaining gasoline in the tank. When turning the valve to any of the three positions, be sure the indicator is pointed directly at the position desired. ! WARNING Leaving the fuel valve in the ON or RES position when the engine is off can be hazardous. The carburetor may overflow and fuel may run into the engine. This can cause a fire or cause severe damage to the ATV when the engine is started. Always leave the fuel valve in the OFF position when the engine is not running. 1. Low Range Indicator - A white light will illuminate when the shift lever is in the “low range” position. The light will go out when the lever is moved to another position. 2. High Beam Indicator - A blue light will illuminate when the engine is running, the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS position, and the headlight switch is in the HI beam position. 3. Neutral Indicator - A green light will illuminate when the transmission is in neutral and the ignition switch is on. The light will go out when shifted into any gear other than neutral. 4. Reverse Indicator - A red light will illuminate when the transmission is shifted into reverse gear. The light will go off when shifted out of reverse. INDICATOR LIGHTS (DVX) KM176A 52 CAUTION Continued operation of the ATV with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear. 4. Reverse Indicator - A red light will illuminate when the transmission is shifted into reverse gear. The light will go off when shifted out of reverse. SPEEDOMETER/LCD (Utility)  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature.  NOTE: Debris in front of the engine (or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator) can reduce cooling capability. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator and the engine to remove any debris restricting air flow. CAUTION KM123B 1. Mode/Set Button (1) - In conjunction with Mode/Set Button (2), shifts the LCD through mode and reset operations. 2. Mode/Set Button (2) - In conjunction with Mode/Set Button (1), shifts the LCD through mode and reset operations. Arctic Cat does not recommend using a pressure washer to clean the radiator core. The pressure may bend or flatten the fins causing restricted air flow, and electrical components on the radiator could be damaged. Use only a garden hose with spray nozzle at normal tap pressure. 3. Coolant Temperature Indicator (3) - Displays approximate engine coolant temperature. 3. Neutral Indicator - A green light will illuminate when the transmission is in neutral and the ignition switch is on. The light will go out when shifted into any gear other than neutral. in engine damage or premature wear.  NOTE: Normal operating range is from the bottom segment (C) up to but not including the top segment (H). In the event the top segment (H) is displayed, all segments of the display and the temperature 2. High Beam Indicator - A blue icon will flash indicating high light will illuminate when the engine temperature. engine is running, the ignition CAUTION switch is in the LIGHTS position, and the headlight switch is in the Continued operation of the ATV with HI beam position. high engine temperature may result 53 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Temperature Indicator - A red light will illuminate if the engine overheats. The light should be off during normal operation.  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature.  NOTE: If the Hour Set or Minute Set operation is interrupted for more than 10 seconds, the clock will return to normal operation. A. Hour Set: Press and hold Mode/Set Buttons (1) and (2) until the hour display flashes; then release both buttons and again press Mode/Set Button (2) to select the desired hour. When the desired hour is displayed, release the button.  NOTE: Debris in front of the engine (or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator) can reduce cooling capability. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator and the engine to remove any  NOTE: The clock displays a debris restricting air flow. sequential 24-hour time only. There is no 12-hour AM/PM desigCAUTION nation. Arctic Cat does not recommend using a pressure washer to clean the radiator core. The pressure may bend or flatten the fins causing restricted air flow, and electrical components on the radiator could be damaged. Use only a garden hose with spray nozzle at normal tap pressure. B. Minute Set: Press and hold Mode/Set Button (1) until the minute display flashes; then release the button and press Mode/Set Button (2) to select the desired minute. When the desired minute is displayed, release the button.  NOTE: When the button is 4. Speedometer (4) - Displays released for more than 10 secapproximate vehicle speed in mph onds, the clock will return to noror km/h. mal operation.  NOTE: To shift the display 7. Odometer/Trip Meter (7) - Disbetween mph and km/h, press the plays distance in miles or kilomeMode/Set Button for two seconds. ters the vehicle has traveled. The The LCD will display either mph or odometer (ODO) displays total km/h on the right-side of the disdistance and cannot be reset to play. The Odometer/Trip Meter (7) zero. The trip meter (TRIP) diswill shift to correspond (miles/kiloplays distance and can be reset to meters) with the speedometer. zero. The distance (miles/kilometers) will correspond to the speed5. Fuel Level Indicator (5) - Indiometer. To shift between (ODO) cates approximate amount of gasoand (TRIP), press and hold Mode/ line in the gas tank. Set Button (2) for two seconds. To  NOTE: When the bottom segreset the (TRIP) display to zero, ment flashes, gasoline quantity is shift the display to (TRIP); then low. press and hold Mode/Set Button (2) and simultaneously press 6. Digital Clock (6) - Displays time Mode/Set Button (1) until the disin hours and minutes when the play reads zero. Release the butignition switch is turned to the ON tons. position. To set the time, turn the ignition switch to the ON position; then use the following procedure. 54 Replace the gas hose every two years. Damage from aging may not always be visible. Do not bend or obstruct the routing of the carburetor vent hose. Make certain that the vent hose is securely connected to the carburetor and hose holder and the opposite end is always open. OIL LEVEL INSPECTION WINDOW The oil level inspection window is located on the lower-right side of the engine. With the ATV on a level surface, the oil level should be visible at any point between the level marks. CARBURETOR FLOAT BOWL DRAIN Periodically, the float bowl should be drained to remove condensation. To drain the float bowl, use the following procedure. KM180 SEAT LATCH 1. To remove the seat, push the seat latch lever to the left (located at the rear end of the seat). Raise the rear end of the seat and slide it backward. KM128A 1. Place a suitable container beneath the drain hose. 2. Loosen the drain screw and allow the gasoline and condensation to flow into the container. 3. Tighten the drain screw securely. ! WARNING Draining fuel from the carburetor can be hazardous. Fuel can catch on fire if not handled properly. When draining the carburetor, always shut the engine off. Do not smoke and never drain or refuel in an area where there are open flames or sparks. Dispose of drained fuel properly. 2. To lock the seat into position, slide the front of the seat into the seat retainer and push down firmly on rear of seat. The seat should automatically lock into position. ! WARNING Make sure the seat is secure before mounting the ATV. Severe personal injury may result if the seat is not properly secured. SAFETY FLAG BRACKET A bracket is provided for mounting a flag at the rear of the ATV. 55 GENERAL INFORMATION GAS/VENT HOSES ! WARNING KM107 RACK LOADING (Front and Rear) Utility Riding an ATV without extra caution when towing a trailer will be hazardous. Trailer towing can affect the handling and braking of the ATV. Never tow a trailer without a rigid tongue and never exceed 10 mph. Avoid sudden accelerations and stopping of the ATV. Do not make quick maneuvers. Avoid uneven surfaces and do not tow on hills. Never carry passengers in a trailer unless the trailer is designed for such use and has a rigid tow bar. Allow more stopping distance than when not towing a trailer. The front rack and rear rack are designed to carry specified load capacities. Always refer to the ATV Load Capacity TRANSPORTING ATV Ratings Chart for proper capacities. When transporting the ATV, Arctic Cat ! WARNING recommends that the ATV be in its norMake sure the loads on the front mal operating position (on all four and rear racks will not interfere with wheels) and the following procedure be the ATV controls or obstruct the used. view of the operator. Also, make sure the loads are evenly distributed, properly secured, and will not shift while operating the ATV. TRAILERING AND TOWING (Utility) ! WARNING Never use the racks as a towing or trailering point. Trailer Tongue Weight is the downward force exerted on the hitch by the trailer coupler when the trailer is fully loaded and the coupler is at its normal towing height. Refer to the Load Capacity Ratings Chart for tongue weight information. Always maintain a slow speed when trailering and towing and avoid sudden accelerations, quick maneuvers, and sudden stops. Braking distance will be affected when towing a trailer. When towing a trailer, always maintain slow speed and allow more stopping distance than when not towing a trailer. 56 1. Engage the brake lever lock. 2. Secure the ATV with load rated hold-down straps.  NOTE: Suitable hold-down straps are available from your Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Ordinary rope is not recommended because it can stretch under load. CAUTION When transporting the ATV, make sure the brake lever lock is engaged and the ATV is properly secured. The recommended gasoline to use in this ATV is 87 minimum octane regular unleaded. In many areas, oxygenates (either ethanol or MTBE) are added to the gasoline. Oxygenated gasolines OILCHARTI containing up to 10% ethanol, 5% methane, or MTBE are acceptable gas- Recommended Transmission/Rear olines. When using ethanol blended gasoline, it is not necessary to add a gasoline antifreeze since ethanol will prevent the accumulation of moisture in the fuel system. CAUTION Do not use white gas. Only Arctic Cat approved gasoline additives should be used. Recommended Engine Oil CAUTION Any oil used in place of the recommended oil could cause serious engine damage. Do not use oils which contain graphite or molybdenum additives. These oils can adversely affect clutch operation. Also, not recommended are racing, vegetable, non-detergent, and castor-based oils. The recommended oil to use is Arctic Cat ACX All Weather synthetic engine oil, which has been specifically formulated for use in this Arctic Cat engine. Although Arctic Cat ACX All Weather synthetic engine oil is the only oil recommended for use in this engine, use of any API certified SM 5W-50 oil is acceptable. Drive Lubricant  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants. The recommended lubricant (transmission and rear drive) is SAE approved 80W-90 hypoid. This lubricant meets all of the lubrication requirements of the Arctic Cat ATV. CAUTION Any lubricant used in place of the recommended lubricant could cause serious transmission or rear drive damage. Filling Gas Tank ! WARNING Always fill the gas tank in a wellventilated area. Never add gasoline to the ATV gas tank near any open flames or with the engine running or hot. DO NOT SMOKE while filling the gas tank. Since gasoline expands as its temperature increases, the gas tank must be filled to its rated capacity only. Expansion room must be maintained in the tank particularly if the tank is filled with cold gasoline and then moved to a warm area. 57 GENERAL INFORMATION GASOLINE-OILLUBRICANT Recommended Gasoline Engine New ATV’s and renewed ATV engines require a “break-in” period. The first month is most critical to the life of this ATV. Proper operation during this breakin period will help assure maximum life and performance from the ATV. KM099 Allow the engine to cool before filling the gas tank. Care must be taken not to overfill the tank. If overfilled, gas may leak onto the engine creating a fire hazard. To remove and install the tank cap, use the following procedure. During the first 10 hours of operation, always use less than ½ throttle. Varying the engine RPM during the break-in period allows the components to “load” (aiding the engine/transmission component mating process) and then “unload” (allowing components to cool). Although it is essential to place some stress on the engine components during break-in, care should be taken not to overload the engine too often. 1. Remove the vent tube from the When the engine starts, allow it to instrument pod. warm up properly. Idle the engine sev2. Turn the cap counterclockwise and eral minutes until the engine has remove. reached normal operating temperature. Do not idle the engine for excessively ! WARNING long periods of time. Do not over-flow gasoline when filling the gas tank. A fire hazard could materialize. Always allow the engine to cool before filling the gas tank. Brakes Brake pads must be burnished to achieve full braking effectiveness. Braking dis3. Turn the cap clockwise to tighten tance will be extended until brake pads the cap securely after filling the are properly burnished. To properly burtank; then install the vent tube nish the brakes, use following procedure: making sure it is properly routed. CAUTION ! WARNING Do not overfill the gas tank. BREAK-IN PROCEDURE After the completion of the break-in period, the engine oil should be changed and the screen should be cleaned. Other maintenance after break-in should include checking of all prescribed adjustments and tightening of all fasteners. At the discretion and expense of the owner/operator, the ATV may be taken to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this initial service. 58 TO PROPERLY BURNISH THE BRAKES, USE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE: • Choose an area sufficiently large to safely accelerate ATV to 30 mph and to brake to a stop. • Accelerate to 30 mph; then compress brake lever to decelerate to 0-5 mph. • Repeat procedure 5 times. ! WARNING Do not attempt sudden stops or put yourself into a situation where a sudden stop will be required until the brake pads are properly burnished. GENERAL MAINTENANCE  NOTE: Proper maintenance of the ATV is important for optimum performance. Follow the Maintenance Schedule and all ensuing maintenance instructions/information. If the owner/operator does not feel qualified to perform any of these maintenance procedures or checks, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for professional service. GENERAL MAINTENANCE  NOTE: The following instrucIf, at any time, abnormal noises, vibra- tions and information refer to spetions, or improper functioning of any cific items in the maintenance and component of this ATV is detected, DO care of the ATV. NOT OPERATE THE ATV. Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for inspection and adjustment or repair. 59 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Item Air filter (Engine) Page 71 After break- 1 month 3 months 6 months in I Air filter (V-belt housing) 70 I Battery 66 I * Brake components I I I I I 64 I Inspect every time before riding 65 I Inspect every time before riding Brake fluid 64 I *Replace every 2 years Brake hoses 64 I * Chassis nuts and bolts — I T Cooling system 61 I I Electrical connections — I I * Engine nuts and bolts — I I Engine oil/screen 62 C Frame/welds/racks — I Gas/vent hoses 55 I Inspect every time before riding 75/76 I Inspect every time before riding 70 I *Replace every 4 years C I 55 Headlight/taillight-brakelight Idle RPM Rear drive lubricant 63 Spark arrester/muffler 74 Spark plug 69 Replace every 2 years I Replace every 12 months C I 69 I I Replace every 18 months * Steering — I Inspect every time before riding * Suspension (Ball joint boots and tie rod boots) — I Inspect every time before riding Throttle cable 70 I Inspect every time before riding 73/47 I Inspect every time before riding Tires/air pressure Transmission lubricant 63 * Valve clearance — Replace every 12 months I I = Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, replace as necessary * = Dealer maintenance T = Tighten C = Clean 60 I COOLING SYSTEM  NOTE: Debris in front of the engine or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator can reduce cooling capability. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator to remove any debris preventing air flow. When filling the cooling system, use a Arctic Cat does not recommend coolant/water mixture which will satusing a pressure washer to clean isfy the coldest anticipated weather the radiator core. The pressure may conditions of the area in accordance bend or flatten the fins causing with the coolant manufacturer’s recomrestricted air flow, and electrical mendations. While the cooling system components on the radiator could is being filled, air pockets may be damaged. Use only a garden hose with spray nozzle at normal develop; therefore, run the engine for five minutes after the initial fill, shut tap pressure. the engine off, and then fill the cooling On the Utility, the cooling system capac- system. ity is approximately 1.4 L (1.5 U.S. qt);  NOTE: Use a good quality, biodeon the DVX, the cooling system capac- gradable glycol-based, automoity is approximately 0.776 L (0.81 U.S. tive-type antifreeze. qt). The cooling system should be inspected daily for leakage and damage. ! WARNING If leakage or damage is detected, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat Never check the coolant level when ATV dealer for service. Also, the cool- the engine is hot or the cooling sysant level should be checked periodically. tem is under pressure. CAUTION Continued operation of the ATV with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear.  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature. The engine coolant will expand in the radiator as the temperature increases. Excessive coolant will flow to the coolant overflow tank; then as the system cools, coolant will be drawn back into the radiator. The coolant level in the overflow tank should be maintained between low and full marks on the tank. CAUTION After operating the ATV for the initial 5-10 minutes, stop the engine, allow the engine to cool down, and check the coolant level. Add coolant as necessary. SHOCK ABSORBERS Each shock absorber should be visibly checked weekly for excessive fluid leakage (some seal leakage may be observed but it does not indicate the shock is in need of replacement), cracks or breaks in the lower case, or a bent shock rod. If any one of these conditions is detected, replacement is necessary. 61 GENERAL MAINTENANCE KM136 CAUTION  NOTE: When the ATV is operated in extremely cold weather (-23°C/ -10°F or colder), a small amount of leakage may be present. Unless the leakage is excessive, replacement is not necessary. GENERAL LUBRICATION Cables None of the cables require lubrication; however, it is advisable to lubricate the The shock absorber has a spring force ends of the cables periodically with a adjustment sleeve with five adjustment good cable lubricant. positions to allow the spring to be Engine Oil and Screen adjusted for different riding and loading conditions. If the spring action is  NOTE: Refer to the recomtoo soft or too stiff, adjust it according mended oil viscosity chart (on page 57) in this manual for the to the chart. proper engine oil. Change the engine oil and clean the oil screen at the scheduled intervals. The engine should always be warm when the oil is changed so the oil will drain easily and completely. 1. Park the ATV on level ground. KM172 2. Loosen the oil fill plug. Be careful not to allow contaminates to enter the opening. KM177  NOTE: Before attempting to adjust suspension, clean dirt and debris from the sleeve and remove load from the suspension; then use the spanner wrench to adjust the sleeve to the desired position. Position Spring Force 1 Setting Load Soft Light 2 3 4 5 62 Stronger Stiff Heavy KM126A 3. Remove the screen/filter cap from the bottom of the crankcase. Drain the oil into a drain pan. CAUTION When the cap is removed, a compression spring, screen/filter, and an O-ring will fall into the drain pan. Take care to account for these components. 4. Using a brush and parts-cleaning solvent, clean the screen/filter; then clean the cap and inspect the O-ring. 2. Remove the fill plug. Be careful not to allow contaminates to enter the opening. KM147A KM104A 3. Remove the drain plug and drain the lubricant into a drain pan. 6. Remove the oil fill plug; then pour recommended oil into the crankcase. Install fill plug. 7. Start the engine (while the ATV is outside on level ground) and allow it to idle for a few minutes. 8. Turn the engine off. Check the oil level in the oil level inspection window. The oil level should be between the low and high marks. 9. Inspect the area around the screen/ filter cap for leaks. KM106A 4. Install the drain plug and tighten to 22 ft-lb. 5. Pour correct amount of recommended lubricant (see specifications chart) into the fill plug hole; then install the fill plug and tighten securely. 6. Start the engine and drive the ATV to warm up the transmission; then check for any leaks around the drain and fill plugs. Transmission Lubricant Rear Drive Lubricant (Utility) Change the transmission lubricant at the scheduled intervals. The transmission should always be warm when the lubricant is changed so it will drain easily and completely. Change the rear drive lubricant at the scheduled intervals. The rear drive should always be warm when the lubricant is changed so it will drain easily and completely. 1. Park the ATV on level ground. 63 GENERAL MAINTENANCE CD628 5. Install the O-ring, screen/filter, compression spring, and the Oring; then secure with the screen/ filter cap. Tighten cap to 11 ft-lb. KM131A 1. Park the ATV on level ground. KM161D Check the brake fluid level in the auxiliary brake fluid reservoir. 2. Remove the fill plug. Be careful not to allow contaminates to enter If the level in the reservoir is below the LOWER mark, add DOT 4 brake fluid. the opening. 3. Remove the drain plug and drain the lubricant into a drain pan. 4. Install the drain plug and tighten to 15 ft-lb. 5. Pour 150 ml (5 fl oz) of recommended lubricant into the fill plug hole; then install the fill plug and tighten securely. 6. Start the engine and drive the ATV to warm up the rear drive; then check for any leaks around the drain and fill plugs. HYDRAULIC BRAKES ! WARNING Be sure to inspect the hydraulic brake system before each use. Always maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule. Brake Fluid Check the brake fluid level in the hand brake fluid reservoir. If the level in the reservoir is below the lower mark in the sight glass, add DOT 4 brake fluid. KM137 CAUTION Be careful not to spill any fluid when filling the brake fluid reservoir. Wipe away spilled fluid immediately. Brake Hoses Carefully inspect the hydraulic brake hoses for cracks or other damage. If found, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have the brake hoses replaced. Brake Pads The clearance between the brake pads and brake discs is adjusted automatically as the brake pads wear. The only maintenance that is required is replacement of the brake pads when they show excessive wear. Check the condition of each of the brake pads as follows: 1. Remove a front wheel. 64 2. Measure the thickness of each PROTECTIVE RUBBER brake pad. BOOTS 3. If thickness of either brake pad is less than 1.0 mm (0.039 in.), take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have brake pads replaced. The protective boots should be inspected periodically according to the Maintenance Schedule. Ball Joint Boots (Upper and Lower/ Right and Left) PR376B Brake Lever Lock Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the brake (when engaged) locks the wheels. 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. KM117A 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels. 2. Remove both front wheels. 3. Inspect the four ball joint boots for cracks, tears, or perforations. 4. Check the ball joint for free-play by grasping the steering knuckle and turning it from side to side and up and down. 5. If boot damage is present or ball joint free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. KM161B Tie Rod Boots (Inner and Outer/Right and Left) 3. Attempt to push the ATV.  NOTE: The brake lever lock must lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. KM117B 65 GENERAL MAINTENANCE 4. Install the wheel and tighten using a crisscross pattern to 40 ft-lb. 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels. 2. Remove both front wheels. 2. Remove the battery from the battery compartment; then thoroughly wash the battery and battery compartment with soap and water. 3. Inspect the four tie rod boots for  NOTE: If battery posts, cable cracks, tears, or perforations. ends, or the battery case has a 4. Check the tie rod end free-play by build-up of white/green powder grasping the tie rod near the end residue, apply water and baking and attempting to move it up and soda to neutralize acid; then flush off with warm soapy water. down. 3. Using a wire brush, clean the bat5. If boot damage is present or tie rod tery posts and cable ends removing end free-play seems excessive, all corrosive buildup. Replace contact an authorized Arctic Cat damaged cables or cable ends. ATV dealer for service. BATTERY The battery is located under the seat. After being in service, batteries require regular cleaning and recharging in order to deliver peak performance and maximum service life. The following procedure is recommended for cleaning and maintaining a sealed battery. Always read and follow instructions provided with battery chargers and battery products. CAUTION Do not remove seal strip. ! WARNING Battery acid is harmful if it contacts eyes, skin, or clothing. Care must be taken whenever handling a battery. 4. Using a multimeter, test the battery voltage. The meter must read at least 12.5 DC Volts for a fully charged battery.  NOTE: Battery maintenance can  NOTE: At this point, if the meter be performed by the ATV owner if reads as specified, the battery may qualified to do so. If the owner be returned to service (see step 8). does not feel qualified, take the 5. If the meter reads less than speciATV to an authorized Arctic Cat fied voltage, charge the battery ATV dealer for this service. This using the following guidelines. service is at the discretion and expense of the ATV owner. A. When using an automatic battery charger, always follow the charger manufacturer’s instruc! WARNING tions. Anytime service is performed on a battery, the following must be observed: keep sparks, open flame, cigarettes, or any other flame away. Always wear safety glasses. Protect skin and clothing when handling a battery. When servicing battery in enclosed space, keep the area well-ventilated. 1. Remove the battery hold-down; then disconnect the battery cables (negative cable first). 66 B. When using a constant-current battery charger, use the following Battery Charging Chart. CAUTION Never exceed the standard charging rate. An overheated battery could explode causing severe injury or death. Always monitor charging times and charge rates carefully. Stop charging if the battery becomes very warm to the touch. Allow it to cool before resuming charging. Battery Charging Chart (Constant-Current Charger) Battery Voltage (DC) Charge State Charge Time Required (at 1.5-2.0 Amps)  NOTE: If voltage in step 7 is below specifications, charge the battery an additional 1-5 hours; then retest. 8. Place the battery in the battery compartment; then coat the battery posts and cable ends with a light coat of multi-purpose grease. CAUTION Before installing the battery, make sure the ignition switch is in the OFF position. 9. Connect the battery cables (positive cable first); then install the battery hold-down. 12.5-13.0 100% None 12.2-12.4 75%-99% 3-6 hours 12.0-12.2 50%-74% 5-11 hours CAUTION 11.0-11.9 25%-49% 13 hours (minimum) 11.5 or less 0-24% 20 hours (minimum) Connecting cables in reverse (positive to negative and negative to positive) can cause serious damage to the electrical system.  NOTE: If the battery voltage is 11.5 DC Volts or less, some chargers may “cut off” and fail to charge. If this occurs, connect a fully charged booster battery in parallel (positive to positive and negative to negative) for a short period of time with the charger connected. After 10-15 minutes, disconnect the booster battery leaving the charger connected and the charger should continue to charge. If the charger “cuts off,” replace the battery. 6. After charging the battery for the specified time, remove the battery charger and allow the battery to sit for 1-2 hours. 7. Connect the multimeter and test the battery voltage. The meter should read at least 12.5 DC Volts. If the voltage is as specified, the battery is ready for service.  NOTE: Arctic Cat highly recommends all ATV batteries be connected to a maintenance charger during storage or any extended period of non-use. The charger MUST have an automatic float, storage-safe, or pulse maintenance mode to avoid battery damage due to long-term overcharging. To connect the maintenance charger, use any of the following procedures. A. Remove the battery cover; then connect the charger leads (positive cable first) directly to the battery. B. Locate the rear accessory connector and connect the charger leads (positive cable first) directly to the connector. C. Using an appropriate adapter, connect the charger to any DC power outlet. 67 GENERAL MAINTENANCE ! WARNING Jump-Starting  NOTE: Arctic Cat does not recommend jump-starting a vehicle with a dead battery but rather to remove the battery, service it, and correctly charge it; however, in an emergency, it may be necessary to jump-start a vehicle. If so, use the following procedure to carefully and safely complete this procedure. ! WARNING Improper handling or connecting of a battery may result in severe injury including acid burns, electrical burns, or blindness as a result of an explosion. Always remove rings and watches. 3. Inspect the vehicle to be used for jump-starting to determine if voltage and ground polarity are compatible. The vehicle must have a 12-volt DC, negative ground electrical system. CAUTION Always make sure the electrical systems are of the same voltage and ground polarity prior to connecting jumper cables. If not, severe electrical damage may occur. 4. Move the vehicle to be used for the jump-start close enough to ensure the jumper cables easily reach; then shift into neutral, set and lock the brakes, shut off all electrical accessories, and turn the ignition switch OFF. 1. On the vehicle to be jump-started, remove the battery cover and any  NOTE: Make sure all switches on terminal boots. the vehicle to be jump-started are turned OFF. ! WARNING Anytime service is performed on a battery, the following must be observed: keep sparks, open flame, cigarettes, or any other flame away. Always wear safety glasses. Protect skin and clothing when handling a battery. When servicing battery in enclosed space, keep the area well-ventilated. Make sure battery venting is not obstructed. 2. Inspect the battery for any signs of electrolyte leaks, loose terminals, or bulging sides. Leaking or bulging battery cases may indicate a frozen or shorted battery. ! WARNING If any of these conditions exist, DO NOT attempt a jump-start, boost, or charge the battery. An explosion could occur causing serious injury. 68 5. Disconnect all external accessories such as cell phones, GPS units, and radios on both vehicles. CAUTION Failure to disconnect electronic accessories during jump-starting may cause system damage due to power spikes. 6. Attach one clamp of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal (1) of the dead battery (C) being careful not to touch any metal with the other clamp; then attach the other clamp of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal (2) of the good battery (B). SPARK PLUG The ATV comes equipped with a specified spark plug. See the specifications chart for the correct spark plug. A light brown insulator indicates that the plug is correct. A white or dark insulator indicates that the engine may need to be serviced or the carburetor may need to be adjusted. Consult an authorized 0744-527 Arctic Cat ATV dealer if the plug insu NOTE: Some jumper cables may lator is not a light brown color. To help be the same color but the clamps prevent cold weather fouling, make or ends will be color-coded red sure to thoroughly warm up the engine and black. before operating. ! WARNING Never make the final connection to a battery as a spark could ignite hydrogen gases causing an explosion of the battery resulting in acid burns or blindness. To maintain a hot, strong spark, keep the plug free of carbon. Before removing the spark plug, be sure to clean the area around the spark plug. If you do not, dirt could enter engine when removing or installing the spark plug. Adjust the gap to 0.8-0.9 mm (0.0320.036 in.) for proper ignition. Use a feeler gauge to check the gap. 8. Stand well away from the dead battery and start the vehicle with the good battery. Allow the vehicle to run for several minutes applying some charge to the dead battery. ATV-0052B 9. Start the vehicle with the dead battery and allow it to run for several When installing the spark plug, be sure minutes before disconnecting the to tighten it securely. A new spark plug should be tightened 1/2 turn once the jumper cables. washer contacts the cylinder head. A 10. Remove the jumper cables in used spark plug should be tightened opposite order of hook-up (4, 3, 2, 1/8-1/4 turn once the washer contacts 1). Be careful not to short cables the cylinder head. against bare metal.  NOTE: Have the battery and electrical system checked prior to operating the vehicle again. 69 GENERAL MAINTENANCE 7. Attach one clamp of the negative (black) jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal (3) of the good battery (B); then attach the other clamp of the negative (black) jumper cable (4) to an unpainted metal surface (A) on the engine or frame well away from the dead battery and fuel system components. ENGINE IDLE RPM ADJUSTMENT 2. Turn the throttle cable adjuster (2) until the throttle lever has proper free-play of 3-5 mm (1/8 - 1/5 in.). 3. Tighten the jam nut (1) against the throttle housing securely; then slide the rubber boot over the adjuster. AIR FILTER (V-Belt Housing) - Utility The air filter in the V-belt housing cooling inlet must be kept clean. If the ATV is used under normal conditions, To properly adjust the idle, a tachome- service the filter at the intervals speciter is necessary. If one is not available, fied. If operated in dusty, wet, or take the ATV to an authorized Arctic muddy conditions, inspect and service Cat ATV dealer. the filter more frequently. Use the following procedure to remove the filter To adjust idle RPM: and inspect and/or clean it. 1. Start the engine and warm it up to 1. Remove the center cover from normal operating temperature. between the front fenders; then 2. Turn the idle adjustment screw in remove the two screws securing or out until the engine idles at the filter housing to the front 1250-1350 RPM. fender. AF920 ! WARNING Adjust the idle to the correct RPM. Make sure the engine is at normal operating temperature before adjusting the idle RPM. THROTTLE CABLE ADJUSTMENT To adjust the throttle cable free-play: 2. Remove the filter housing cover. Tap the filter lightly to remove dust and debris; then use compressed air to thoroughly clean the filter.  NOTE: Inspect the filter element. If damaged or torn, it must be replaced. 3. Install the filter housing cover onto the filter housing. 4. Place the filter housing into position on the front fender. Tighten the two screws securely; then place the center cover into position between the front fenders. Tighten the screws securely. KM111A 1. Slide the rubber boot away; then loosen the jam nut (1) from the throttle housing. 70 AIR FILTER (V-Belt Housing) - DVX The air filter in the V-belt housing cooling inlet must be kept clean. If the ATV is used under normal conditions, service the filter at the intervals specified. If operated in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions, inspect and service the filter more frequently. Use the following procedure to remove the filter and inspect and/or clean it. 1. Remove the seat. 2. Remove the air filter housing cover by unseating the two retaining clips; then lifting and removing the cover. 1. Remove the two screws securing the filter housing to the inside of the left-front fender. KM095A 3. Remove the air filter retaining nut (1); then remove the foam element (2) from its frame.  NOTE: Inspect the filter element. If damaged or torn, it must be replaced. 3. Install the filter housing cover onto the filter housing. 4. Place the filter housing into position inside the left-front fender. Tighten the two screws securely. KM097A AIR FILTER (Engine) The air filter inside the air filter housing must be kept clean to provide good engine power and gas mileage. If the ATV is used under normal conditions, service the filter at the intervals specified. If operated in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions, inspect and service the filter more frequently. Use the following procedure to remove the filter and inspect and/or clean it. CAUTION Failure to inspect the air filter frequently if the ATV is used in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions can damage the engine. KM098A 4. Fill a wash pan larger than the element with a non-flammable cleaning solvent; then dip the element in the solvent and wash it.  NOTE: Foam Air Filter Cleaner and Foam Air Filter Oil are available from Arctic Cat. 71 GENERAL MAINTENANCE 2. Remove the filter housing cover. Tap the filter lightly to remove dust and debris; then use compressed air to thoroughly clean the filter. 5. Squeeze the element by pressing it between the palms of both hands to remove excess solvent. Do not twist or wring the element or it will develop cracks. 6. Dry the element. 7. Put the element in a plastic bag; then pour in air filter oil and work the oil into the element. KM114 8. Squeeze the element to remove DRIVE CHAIN (DVX) excess oil. Drive chain condition and adjustment CAUTION should be inspected each day before A torn air filter can cause damage to you ride. Always follow the guidelines the ATV engine. Dirt and dust may below for inspecting and servicing the get inside the engine if the element drive chain. is torn. Carefully examine the element for tears before and after cleaning it. Replace the element with a new one if it is torn. 9. Clean any dirt or debris from inside the air cleaner. Be sure no dirt enters the carburetor. ! WARNING Failure to inspect and maintain the drive chain can be hazardous. Operating the ATV with the drive chain in poor condition or improperly adjusted can cause an accident resulting in possible injury. 10. Install the foam element into its frame; then place the assembly Inspecting Condition into position in the housing and Inspect the drive chain for any of the secure with the retaining nut. following conditions. 11. Install the cover and secure with • Loose pins. the retaining clips. 12. Install the seat making sure it is properly secured. AIR FILTER HOUSING DRAIN TUBE • • • • Loose or cracked rollers. Dry or rusted links. Kinked or binding links. Excessive wear. The presence of any of the conditions requires drive chain replacement. Take Periodically (weekly) check the drain the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat tube for gasoline or oil accumulation. ATV dealer for this service. If noticed, remove the drain tube cap from beneath the housing, drain the  NOTE: If the drive chain is worn gasoline or oil into a suitable container, or damaged, the sprockets may also be worn or damaged. Inspect and install and secure the tube cap. the sprockets for worn, broken, or damaged teeth. Always inspect the sprockets when a new drive chain is being installed. 72 Cleaning and Lubricating  NOTE: This ATV is equipped with KM158A an O-ring type roller chain. Each link incorporates small O-rings to 3. With a person seated on the ATV, seal out water and dirt. Care check chain tension at the midshould be taken to choose cleanpoint of the chain. ing solutions and lubricants that are suitable for O-ring chains.  NOTE: Chain “slack” should be within a range of 30-40 mm (1.2-1.6 1. Using a suitable, nonflammable in.). cleaning solution, thoroughly 4. Push the ATV forward to tighten wash the chain and sprockets. chain tension; push the ATV back2. Allow the chain to dry; then apply ward to loosen chain tension. a dry, graphite-based lubricant to 5. Tighten the two cap screws (1) to the chain. 28 ft-lb; tighten the cap screw (2) The drive chain should be lubricated to 8 ft-lb. with a dry, graphite-based chain lubricant. By using a dry, graphite-based  NOTE: Drive chain adjustments chain lubricant, dirt buildup on the may be done by the ATV owner if qualified to do so. If the owner drive chain will be minimized. does not feel qualified, take the Adjusting Tension ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this service. To adjust the drive chain tension, use the following procedure. TIRES ! WARNING Always use the size and type of tires as specified. Refer to the specifications chart for proper tire inflation pressure, and always maintain proper tire inflation pressure. Tire Tread Condition The use of worn-out tires on an ATV is very dangerous. A tire is considered to 1. Loosen the two cap screws (1) at be worn out when the depth of the tread the rear of the axle housing; then is less than 4 mm (5/32 in.). Be sure to loosen the cap screw (2) on the replace the tires before reaching this front of the brake caliper. minimum specification. 2. Install an appropriate pin through the axle hub and rear sprocket. KM157A 73 GENERAL MAINTENANCE The drive chain should be cleaned and lubricated frequently to prolong chain and sprocket life. Use the following procedure to clean and lubricate the chain. Tubeless Tire Repair ATV-649A ! WARNING The use of worn-out tires can be dangerous and can increase the risk of an accident. Tire Replacement The ATV has low-pressure tubeless tires. Air is sealed by the contact surfaces of the inner wheel rim and the tire bead. If either the inner wheel rim or tire bead is damaged, air may leak. Be extremely careful not to damage these areas when replacing tires. It is very important to use the proper tools when repairing or replacing tires to prevent damage to the tire bead or wheel rims. If proper tools and related items are not available, have this maintenance performed by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or a qualified tire repair station. CAUTION When breaking the tire bead loose from the wheel, be extremely careful not to damage the inner wheel surface or the tire bead. ! WARNING Use only Arctic Cat approved tires when replacing tires. Failure to do so could result in unstable ATV operation. 74 Should a leak or flat tire occur due to a puncture, the tire may be repaired using a plug-type repair. If the damage is from a cut or if the puncture cannot be repaired using a plug, the tire must be replaced. When operating the ATV in areas where transportation or service facilities are not readily available, it is strongly recommended to carry a plugtype repair kit and a tire pump along. WHEELS 1. Park the ATV on level ground and engage the brake lever lock. 2. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel to be removed. 3. Elevate the ATV. 4. Remove the lug nuts. 5. Remove the wheel. 6. Install the wheel and install the lug nuts. 7. Tighten the nuts in a crisscross pattern to 32 ft-lb. ! WARNING Failure to tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque value can be hazardous. If the wheel nuts are not properly tightened, the wheel can come off causing an accident and possible injury. 8. Remove the jack. MUFFLER/SPARK ARRESTER The muffler has a spark arrester which must be periodically cleaned. At the intervals shown in the Maintenance Schedule, clean the spark arrester using the following procedure. CAUTION ! WARNING Wait until the muffler cools to avoid burns. Use only specified bulbs indicated in the chart as replacement bulbs. 1. Remove the cap screw (1) securing Headlight spark arrester; then remove the  NOTE: The bulb portion of the arrester (2). headlight is fragile. HANDLE WITH CARE. When replacing the headlight bulb, do not touch the glass portion of the bulb. If the glass is touched, it must be cleaned with a dry cloth before installing. Skin oil residue on the bulb will shorten the life of the bulb. ! WARNING Do not attempt to remove the bulb when it is hot. Severe burns may result. 2. Using a brush, clean the carbon deposits from the arrester screen (3) taking care not to damage the To replace the headlight bulb, use the screen. following procedure. 1. Remove the rubber boot from the back of the headlight housing; then remove the three-wire connector from the bulb. KM140B  NOTE: If the screen is damaged in any way, it must be replaced. 3. Install the spark arrester and secure with the cap screw. LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT The wattage rating of each bulb is shown in the chart. When replacing a burned bulb, always use the same wattage rating. Headlight 12V/35W/35W Taillight/Brakelight 12V/5W/21W KM194A 2. Release the two ends of the spring clip from the headlight housing taking care not to bend or deform the clip; then remove the bulb from the housing. 75 GENERAL MAINTENANCE KM139A 2. Push the bulb in and turn it counterclockwise. 3. Install the new bulb by turning it clockwise while pushing in. 4. Install the lens. Tighten the two screws securely. FUSES KM192A The fuse box (with three active fuses 3. Install the new bulb into the hous- and one spare fuse) is located under the ing; then secure with the spring seat near the battery. clip. KM102  NOTE: To remove the fuse, com4. Connect the three-wire connector press the locking tabs on either to the bulb; then install the rubber side of the fuse cover and lift off; then remove and replace the fuse. boot. KM195 CAUTION CAUTION When replacing the headlight bulb, be careful not to touch the glass portion of the bulb. Grasp the new bulb with a clean cloth. Always replace a blown fuse with a fuse of the same type and rating. If the new fuse blows after a short period of use, consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer immediately. Taillight/Brakelight TOOLS To replace the taillight/brakelight bulb, A basic tool kit, located under the seat, use the following procedure. is provided with the ATV. Maintain the 1. Remove the two screws and tool kit with the ATV at all times. remove the lens. KM143B 76 PREPARATION FOR STORAGE CAUTION Prior to storing the ATV, it must be properly serviced to prevent rusting and component deterioration. Arctic Cat recommends the following procedure to prepare the ATV for storage. An authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer should perform this service; however, the owner/operator may perform this service if desired. 7. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws, and screws. Make sure rivets holding components together are tight. Replace all loose rivets. Care must be taken that all calibrated nuts, cap screws, and bolts are tightened to specifications. 8. Fill the cooling system with properly mixed coolant. 1. Clean the seat cushion (cover and base) with a damp cloth and allow to dry. 9. Disconnect the battery cables (negative cable first); then remove the battery, clean the battery posts and cables, and store in a clean, dry area. 2. Clean the ATV thoroughly by washing dirt, oil, grass, and other foreign matter from the entire ATV. Allow the ATV to dry thoroughly. DO NOT get water into any part of the engine or air intake. This sealed battery should be charged at the recommended rate every 30 days or permanent damage will result if the battery completely discharges. CAUTION 3. Either drain the gas tank or add a 10. Store the ATV indoors in a level fuel stabilizer to the gas in the gas position. tank. Remove the air filter housing cover and air filter. Start the CAUTION engine and allow it to idle; then using Arctic Cat Engine Preserver, Avoid storing outside in direct sunrapidly inject the preserver into the light and avoid using a plastic cover air filter opening for a period of 10 as moisture will collect on the ATV to 20 seconds. Install the air filter causing rusting. and housing cover. CAUTION If the interior of the air filter housing is dirty, clean the area before starting the engine. 4. Drain the carburetor float bowl. 5. Plug the hole in the exhaust system with a clean cloth. 6. Apply light oil to the upper steering post bushing, plungers of the shock absorbers, and drive chain. 77 PREPARATION AFTER STORAGE Taking the ATV out of storage and correctly preparing it will assure many miles and hours of trouble-free riding. Arctic Cat recommends the following procedure to prepare the ATV. 1. Clean the ATV thoroughly. 2. Clean the engine. Remove the cloth from the exhaust system. 3. Check all control wires and cables for signs of wear or fraying. Replace if necessary. 4. Change the engine oil. 5. Check the coolant level and add properly mixed coolant as necessary. 7. Check the entire brake systems (fluid level, pads, etc.), all controls, headlights, taillight, brakelight, and headlight aim; adjust or replace if necessary. 8. Check the tire pressure. Inflate to recommended pressure as necessary. 9. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws, and screws making sure all calibrated nuts, cap screws, and bolts are tightened to specifications. 10. Make sure the steering moves freely and does not bind. 11. Check the spark plug. Clean or replace as necessary. 6. Charge the battery; then install. 12. Follow the recommendations Connect the battery cables making found in the Starting the Engine sure to connect the positive cable sub-section in Division I of this first. manual. 78 LIMITED WARRANTY Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) extends a limited warranty on each new Arctic Cat ATV it manufactures and on each genuine Arctic Cat ATV part and accessory manufactured or sold by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Warranty on an Arctic Cat ATV is extended to the original retail purchaser; however, the balance of the unused warranty may be transferred to a second party. Arctic Cat warrants only the products it manufactures and/or sells and does not warrant that other products will function properly when used with an Arctic Cat ATV or will not damage the ATV. Arctic Cat does not assume any liability for incidental or consequential damages. Arctic Cat will repair or replace, at its option, free of charge (including any related labor charges), any parts that are found to be warrantable in material or workmanship. This repair work MUST be done by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. No transportation charges, rental charges, or inconvenience costs will be paid by Arctic Cat. The warranty is validated upon examination of said parts by Arctic Cat or an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Arctic Cat reserves the right to inspect such parts at its factory for final determination if warranty should apply. The warranty periods are as follows: 1. Six months from the date of sale — for an Arctic Cat ATV used for recreational purposes. 2. Ninety days from date of sale — for an Arctic Cat ATV used for commercial purposes, including rental operations. 3. Thirty days from date of sale of ATV on Arctic Cat supplied batteries. 4. Thirty days from date of sale — for all dealer installed genuine Arctic Cat service parts and accessories. 5. Until expiration of the new product warranty (paragraphs 1 and 2 above) — for all eligible replacement parts on new product. Exclusions to this warranty include normal wear, abuse, or corrosion and the following parts and items: Tires CV Boots Torn or Punctured Upholstery Oil Filter Drive Belt Cracks or Gouges in Body Panels Air Filter Brake Pads Drive/Driven Clutch Wear Parts Light Bulbs Spark Plug(s) The following will VOID Arctic Cat’s warranty: 1. Failure to perform the proper break-in procedure and all related maintenance, storage procedures (if stored for extended periods), and/or service as recommended in the Operator’s Manual. 2. Repairs and/or adjustments by anyone other than an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. 3. Use of improper carburetor main jets. 4. Use of improper gasoline, lubricating oils, or spark plug. 5. An accident or subjecting the ATV to misuse, abuse, or negligent operation. 6. Any modification, addition, or removal of parts unless instructed to do so by Arctic Cat. 7. Use of the ATV in any way for racing purposes. 8. Removal of the engine for use in another vehicle. 9. Removal or mutilation of the Vehicle Identification Number or Engine Serial Number. 10. Use of parts not sold or approved by Arctic Cat. 11. Damage due to improper transportation. In consideration of the foregoing, any implied warranty is limited in duration to the various warranty periods set forth. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or country to country. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. 79 WARRANTY PROCEDURE/ OWNER RESPONSIBILITY At the time of sale, an ATV Rider Training Certificate and Owner Registration form (included with each new ATV) is to be completed by the selling dealer and consumer. The receipt of the form by Arctic Cat is a condition precedent to warranty coverage. It is the selling dealer’s responsibility to retain and/or submit appropriate copies of the form to the appropriate place(s) to initiate warranty coverage. The dealer will furnish to the consumer a signed copy of the form which must be presented to the dealer when requesting warranty service. The registration form is the consumer’s proof of ownership and warranty eligibility. The form is used by the dealer to validate the warranty claim. Retain your copy of the form and keep it in a safe place. When warranty repair is suspected, the ATV should be taken to the selling dealer, who has the primary responsibility to perform warranty repairs. In the event the selling dealer has ceased to do business, you have moved, or you are in a location away from your selling dealer, warranty may be performed by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. The authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will examine the ATV or part to determine if, in his opinion, a warrantable condition exists. If a warrantable condition appears to exist, the dealer will repair or replace, at Arctic Cat’s option, free of charge, including any related labor costs, all parts that are found to be warrantable and any other parts which the warrantable part caused to be damaged. You, the owner, will then be asked to sign a warranty form to ensure Arctic Cat that the warranty work was actually performed. It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain and service the ATV in accordance with Arctic Cat’s recommendations in the Operator’s Manual. To protect yourself and your ATV, follow all safety and service tips. Arctic Cat will NOT warrant repairs required as a result of not performing standard operator maintenance, storage procedures, and service as outlined in the Operator’s Manual. Should you have any questions concerning the warranty, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. 80 CHANGE OF ADDRESS, OWNERSHIP, OR WARRANTY TRANSFER Arctic Cat Inc. keeps on file the current name and address of the owner of this ATV. This will allow Arctic Cat to reach the current owner with any important safety information which may be necessary to protect customers from personal injury or property damage. Please make sure a copy of this form is completed and returned to Arctic Cat Inc. if you move or if the ATV is sold to another party. This form may also be used to transfer the unused portion of the original warranty to a second party. In order to transfer warranty, fill out this form completely; then return a copy of this form to Arctic Cat Inc. Arctic Cat will then process the application and issue warranty for the balance of the time remaining of the original warranty. Address Change Ownership Change Warranty Transfer    CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP/ WARRANTY TRANSFER TO: Name _________________________________________ Address _______________________________________ City/State (Province)/Zip Code (Postal Code)___________ Phone # ( ) ___________________________________ Year and Model ATV ______________________________ Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) __________________ Before operating, you should take an ATV Rider Course to learn ATV riding skills or reinforce your current good riding skills. In U.S.A., call 1-800-887-2887 to enroll in the half-day ATV Rider Course nearest you or ask your dealer for assistance. The course instructor will charge a small fee for each person taking the course. In Canada, call (613) 739-1535. 81 Fold Back - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Place Stamp Here CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP ARCTIC CAT INC. PRODUCT SERVICE AND WARRANTY DEPT. P.O. BOX 810 THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701 ARCTIC CAT ATV EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT Warranty Rights and Obligations Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) and the California Air Resources Board are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty for each new Arctic Cat ATV sold in the state of California. In California, a new ATV must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the state’s stringent anti-smog standards. Arctic Cat warrants the emission control system on the Arctic Cat ATV for the periods listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of the ATV. The emission control system may include components such as the carburetor, ignition system, and crankcase ventilation system. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors, and other emission-related assemblies. When a warrantable condition exists, Arctic Cat will repair the ATV at no cost to the owner, including diagnosis, parts, and labor. Emission Control Warranty Coverage A new Arctic Cat ATV manufactured after January 1, 1997 has a two (2) year warranty on its emissions control components. If an emission-related component on the ATV is defective, the component will be repaired or replaced by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Owner’s Emission Control Warranty Responsibilities It is the owner’s responsibility to perform the required maintenance listed in the Operator’s Manual. Arctic Cat recommends the retention of all receipts covering maintenance performed on the ATV, but Arctic Cat cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance on the emission control system. It is the owner’s responsibility to present the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer as soon as a problem exists. The undisputed warranty repairs should be completed within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed thirty days. The ATV owner should be aware that Arctic Cat may deny warranty coverage if either the ATV or a component has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, or any unapproved modifications. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, contact either Arctic Cat Inc, P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, (218) 681-4999 or the California Air Resources Board, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731, (818) 5756800. 83 U.S. EPA EMISSION CONTROL STATEMENT/ WARRANTY COVERAGE (U.S. Only) STATEMENT/WARRANTY Arctic Cat warrants to the original retail purchaser, and each subsequent purchaser, that all U.S. EPA-certified Arctic Cat ATV’s are designed, built, and equipped to conform to all U.S. EPA Emission Control Regulations. Please read the following information completely. Your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will repair or replace any defective emission-related component at no cost to you during the warranty period. You may have non-warranty service performed by any repair establishment that uses equivalent components. The regulations provide significant civil penalties for tampering that causes your ATV to no longer meet U.S. EPA emission standards. Arctic Cat further warrants that the engine and its emission-related components are free from defects in materials or workmanship that could cause the engine to fail to comply with applicable regulations during the warranty period. If you have any questions about this information, or the emission warranty coverage statement, contact your local authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. WARRANTY PERIOD The emission warranty period for this ATV begins on the same date as the standard warranty coverage and continues for 30 months or 3100 miles, whichever comes first. COMPONENTS COVERED The emissions warranty covers major emissions control components and emissionrelated components listed as follows: Engine Management and Sensors Fuel/Air System Barometric Pressure Sensor Fuel Injectors Camshaft Position Sensor Fuel Pressure Regulator Engine Control Unit (ECU) Carburetor(s) Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Turbocharger Assembly Intake Air Temperature Sensor Air Bypass Valve Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Turbo Waste Gate Control Valve Oxygen Sensor Crankcase Ventilation System Throttle Position Sensor ISC Valve Crankshaft Position Sensor Miscellaneous Items Used in Aforementioned Systems Ignition System Connectors Ignition Coil Switches Knock Sensor System Grommets Spark Plugs Clamps Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) Module Hoses Magneto Pick-Up Ties Gaskets Wiring OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES The owner of any ATV warranted under this Arctic Cat Emission Control Statement is responsible for the proper maintenance and use of the ATV as stated in the Operator's Manual. Proper maintenance generally includes replacement and service, at the owner's choosing, such items as air filter, oil and oil filter, or any other part, item, or device related to emissions control as specified in the Operator's Manual. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that the ATV is used in a manner for which it was designed. 84 ARCTIC CAT EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY Arctic Cat Inc., P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) warrants that this new Arctic Cat ATV manufactured on or after January 1st, 1997: A. Is designed, built, and equipped so as to conform at the time of initial purchase with all applicable regulations of the California Air Resources Board and B. Is free from defects in material and workmanship which could cause such ATV to fail to conform with applicable regulations of the California Air Resources Board for a period of use of two (2) years from the date of initial retail delivery. Coverage Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer located within the state of California in compliance with applicable regulations of the California Air Resources Board. Any component or components replaced under this warranty shall become the property of Arctic Cat. In California, emission related warranted components are specifically defined by the state’s Emission Warranty Parts List. These warranted components are carburetor and internal components, intake manifold, fuel injection system, spark advance mechanism, crankcase breather, air cutoff valve, fuel/vapor separator, canister, igniters, breaker governors, ignition coils, ignition wires, ignition points, condensers and spark plugs if failure occurs prior to the first scheduled replacement, and hoses, clamps, and fittings used directly in these parts. Since emission related components may vary from model to model, certain models may not contain all of these components, and certain models may contain functionally equivalent components. In California, emission control system emergency repairs, as provided for in the California Administrative Code, may also be performed by other than an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. An emergency situation occurs when an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer is not reasonably available, a component is not available within thirty (30) days, or a repair is not complete within thirty (30) days. Any replacement component can be used in an emergency repair. Arctic Cat will reimburse the owner for the expenses, including diagnosis, not to exceed suggested retail price as set forth by Arctic Cat for all warranted components replaced and labor charges based on the recommended time allowance set forth by Arctic Cat for the warranty repair and the geographically appropriate hourly labor rate. The owner may be required to keep receipts and failed components in order to receive compensation. Limitations This Emission Control System Warranty shall not cover any of the following: A. Repair or replacement required as a result of (1) accident, (2) misuse, (3) lack of required maintenance, (4) repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed, (5) use of replacement components or accessories not conforming to Arctic Cat specifications which adversely affect performance, and/or (6) use in competitive racing or related events. B. Inspections, replacement of components, and other services or adjustments necessary for required maintenance. Limited Liability The liability of Arctic Cat under this Emission Control System Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of defects in material and workmanship by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer at its place of business during customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of the ATV or transportation of the ATV to or from the Arctic Cat ATV dealer. ARCTIC CAT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSES, LOSS, OR DAMAGE, WHETHER DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THE ARCTIC CAT ATV FOR ANY PURPOSE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NO EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY ARCTIC CAT EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN. ANY EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANT-ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS LIMITED TO THE EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY TERMS STATED IN THIS WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING STATEMENTS OF WARRANTY ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES. No dealer is authorized to modify this Arctic Cat Inc. Limited Emission Control System Warranty. Legal Rights THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. THIS WARRANTY IS IN ADDITION TO THE ARCTIC CAT INC. LIMITED ATV WARRANTY. Additional Information Any replacement component that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance of any maintenance or repairs. However, Arctic Cat is not liable for these components. The owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance. Such maintenance may be performed at a service establishment or by any individual. The warranty period begins on the date the ATV is delivered to the owner. 85 INDEX Accessories...................................................... 46 Active Riding .................................................... 26 Air Filter....................................................... 70,71 Air Filter Housing Drain Tube ........................... 72 Alcohol (Effects) ............................................... 43 Battery.............................................................. 66 BONE-C ........................................................... 27 Boots (Protective)............................................. 65 Brake Fluid ....................................................... 64 Brake Lever (Hand) .......................................... 49 Brake Lever Lock ........................................ 50,65 Brake Pads....................................................... 64 Brake Pads (Burnishing) .................................. 58 Brake Pedal (Auxiliary)..................................... 49 Brakes (Hydraulic)............................................ 64 Braking/Stopping.............................................. 28 Break-In Procedure .......................................... 58 Carburetor Float Bowl Drain............................. 55 Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer ........................................ 81 Choices (Personal)........................................... 42 Choke Lever ..................................................... 51 Clothing and Gear ............................................ 21 Cold Weather Driving ....................................... 37 Condition of the ATV ........................................ 23 Controls (Locations and Functions) ................. 48 Cooling System ................................................ 61 Crossing Obstacles .......................................... 35 Crossing Roads................................................ 36 Crossing Water ................................................ 36 Dismounting the ATV........................................ 29 Emission Control System Limited Warranty ...................................................... 85 Emission Control Statement/ Warranty Coverage (U.S.)............................ 84 Emission Control Warranty Statement ............. 83 Environment ..................................................... 39 Equipment ........................................................ 41 Experienced/Trained Riders ............................. 44 First Aid ............................................................ 24 Fuel Valve ........................................................ 52 Fuses .............................................................. 76 Gasoline (Recommended) ............................... 57 Gas Tank (Filling) ............................................. 57 General Information ......................................... 48 Handling the ATV ............................................. 29 Hangtag.............................................................. 7 Headlight OFF/HI/LO Switch............................ 50 Hoses (Brake/Gas/Vent).............................. 64,55 Identification Numbers ..................................... 48 Idle RPM Adjustment ....................................... 70 Ignition Switch Key ........................................... 48 Indicator Lights................................................. 52 Inexperienced/Untrained Riders....................... 44 Jump-Starting Battery ...................................... 68 K-Turns............................................................. 32 Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance ................. 30 Light Bulb Replacement ................................... 75 Load Capacity Ratings Chart ........................... 41 Lubricant (Rear Drive)...................................... 63 Lubricant (Recommended - Transmission/ Rear Drive) .................................................. 57 Lubricant (Transmission) .................................. 63 Lubrication (General) ....................................... 62 Maintenance (General) .................................... 59 Maintenance Record ........................................ 87 Maintenance Schedule..................................... 60 Mounting the ATV............................................. 26 86 Muffler/Spark Arrester ......................................74 Oil and Screen (Engine) ...................................62 Oil Level Inspection Window.............................55 Oil (Recommended - Engine) ...........................57 Operating Maneuvers (Basic)...........................26 Operation/Maintenance (Division II) .................46 Parking .............................................................29 Parts .................................................................46 Parts and Controls (Locations) ....................10,11 Preface .............................................................46 Prevention ........................................................21 Protect Your Sport ..............................................1 Quick Turns ......................................................31 Rack Loading....................................................56 Responsibility ...................................................44 Reverse Override..............................................51 Reversing .........................................................35 Rider Training Course.........................................6 Riding Downhill.................................................33 Riding Uphill .....................................................32 Safety Alert.........................................................5 Safety (Division I) ...............................................3 Safety Flag Bracket ..........................................55 Seat Latch ........................................................55 Sharp Turns ......................................................31 Shifting ........................................................27,28 Shift Lever ........................................................49 Shock Absorbers ..............................................61 Sidehilling/Traversing........................................33 SIPDE...............................................................43 Skidding or Sliding............................................36 Sound Judgment ..............................................38 Spark Plug........................................................69 Specifications ...................................................47 Speedometer/LCD............................................53 Starter Button ...................................................51 Starting a Cold Engine .....................................27 Starting the Engine...........................................26 Stopping the ATV..............................................37 Stopping the Engine .........................................37 Stop Switch (Emergency) .................................50 Storage (Preparation After) ..............................78 Storage (Preparation For).................................77 Supervision.......................................................44 Survival.............................................................24 Swerving...........................................................34 T-CLOC.............................................................23 Those Around You ............................................40 Throttle Cable Adjustment ................................70 Throttle Lever ...................................................51 Throttle Limiter Screw.......................................51 Tips...................................................................35 Tire Inflation Pressure ......................................47 Tire Replacement .............................................74 Tires .................................................................73 Tire Tread Condition .........................................73 Tire Repair (Tubeless) ......................................74 Tools .................................................................76 Towing ..............................................................56 Trailering ...........................................................56 Transporting ATV ..............................................56 Warning Information ...........................................7 Warning Labels................................................8,9 Warnings ..........................................................12 Warranty (Limited) ............................................79 Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility.......80 Wheels .............................................................74 Wide Turns .......................................................30 MAINTENANCE RECORD DATE HOURS SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES 87 Declaration of Conformity Application of council directives: EMC Directive 2004/108/EC Date of Issue: December, 2004 EC Machinery Directive 98/37/EC Date of Issue: June, 1993 Issued by European Commission. Type of Equipment: All-Terrain Vehicles Brand Name: Arctic Cat Model: DVX 300 300 Utility Standards to which conformity is declared: IEC 801-2:1991 IEC 801-3:1984 EN 55012 Manufacturer (if not issuing agent): Arctic Cat Inc. 601 Brooks Ave S. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 USA 88 Identification Numbers Record ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death. 1. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: The key identification number is stamped on the key as shown in the illustration. Record this number in the space provided for reference if you ever need a new key. 2. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 3. ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER: Record the Vehicle Identification Number and Engine Serial Number in the spaces provided to assist you in ordering parts from your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or for reference in case the ATV is stolen. ! WARNING Improper ATV use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH ALWAYS USE NEVER USE AN APPROVED ON PUBLIC HELMET AND ROADS PROTECTIVE GEAR NEVER CARRY NEVER USE PASSENGERS WITH DRUGS OR ALCOHOL NEVER operate: • without proper training or instruction • at speeds too fast for your skills or the conditions • on public roads - a collision can occur with another vehicle • with a passenger - passengers affect balance and steering and increase risk of losing control ALWAYS: • use proper riding techniques to avoid vehicle overturns on hills and rough terrain and in turns • avoid paved surfaces - pavement may seriously affect handling and control LOCATE AND READ OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS ©2009 Arctic Cat Inc. ™®Trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701 p/n 2258-612 (218) 681-9851 - U.S. (204) 982-1772 - Canada