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Summary of Content
Operator’s Manual 2010 650 H1 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. For your safety, understand and follow all the warnings contained in this Operator’s Manual and the labels on your ATV. Keep this Operator’s Manual with your ATV at all times. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. Training is available: U.S. owners, call 1-800-887-2887; Canadian owners, call 1-613-739-1535. Un cours d’instruction est disponible: pour les propriétaires canadiens, composez le 1-613-739-1535. 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 Congratulations and thank you from • Know all local, state/provincial riding Arctic Cat Inc. for purchasing an ARClaws, • Respect your ATV, TIC CAT® All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). • Respect the environment, and Built with American engineering and • You will gain the respect of others. manufacturing know-how, it is designed to provide superior ride, com- We also advise you to strictly follow the recommended maintenance profort, and utility. gram as outlined. This preventive This Operator’s Manual is furnished to maintenance program is designed to ensure that the operator is aware of safe ensure that all critical components on operating procedures. It also includes this ATV are thoroughly inspected at information about the general care and various intervals. maintenance of your ATV. All information in this manual is based Carefully read the following pages. If on the latest product data and specificayou have any questions regarding this tions available at the time of printing. ATV, contact an authorized Arctic Cat Arctic Cat Inc. reserves the right to ATV dealer for assistance. Remember, make product changes and improveonly authorized Arctic Cat ATV deal- ments which may affect illustrations or ers have the knowledge and facilities to explanations without notice. provide you with the best service possiArctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute ble. 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 HANGTAGS .......................................... 7 WARNING LABELS AND INFORMATION ................................. 8 WARNINGS ..................................... 9-17 PREVENTION................................ 18-22 Safe Riding Clothing and Gear ........... 18 Condition of the ATV ........................... 20 First Aid and Survival .......................... 21 ACTIVE RIDING ................................. 23 SOUND JUDGMENT ..................... 24-29 Environment ........................................ 24 Those Around You............................... 26 Equipment ........................................... 26 Load Capacity Ratings Chart .............. 27 Speedrack ........................................... 27 Personal Choices ................................ 28 SUPERVISION............................... 30-31 Taking Responsibility........................... 30 DIVISION II OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE PREFACE ........................................... 32 PARTS AND ACCESSORIES ............ 32 ATV SPECIFICATIONS ...................... 33 LOCATION OF PARTS AND CONTROLS .................................... 34 ATV OPERATION .......................... 35-46 Basic operating Maneuvers................. 35 How to Handle the ATV (Active Riding Techniques) .......... 38 Tips ..................................................... 44 GENERAL INFORMATION ........... 47-58 ATV Identification Numbers................. 47 Ignition Switch Key .............................. 47 Control Locations and Functions ........ 47 Speedometer/LCD .............................. 51 Vacuum Fuel Pump............................. 53 Primer - Cold Start .............................. 53 Gas/Vent Hoses .................................. 53 Carburetor Float Bowl Drain................ 54 Oil Level Stick...................................... 54 Seat Latch ........................................... 54 Safety Flag Bracket ............................. 55 Rack Loading (Front and Rear)........... 55 2 Trailering and Towing ........................... 55 Transporting ATV ................................. 56 Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant......................... 56 Break-In Procedure ............................. 57 GENERAL MAINTENANCE ..........59-77 Maintenance Schedule ........................ 60 Liquid Cooling System......................... 61 Shock Absorbers ................................. 62 General Lubrication ............................. 62 Hydraulic Hand Brake.......................... 64 Auxiliary Brake..................................... 65 Protective Rubber Boots...................... 66 Battery ................................................. 67 Spark Plug ........................................... 70 Engine Idle RPM Adjustment............... 71 Throttle Cable Adjustment ................... 71 Air Filter ............................................... 71 Air Filter Housing Drains...................... 72 Draining V-Belt Cover .......................... 73 Tires..................................................... 73 Wheels................................................. 74 Muffler/Spark Arrester ......................... 74 Light Bulb Replacement ...................... 75 Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim....... 75 Fuses................................................... 76 Electrical Output Terminals.................. 76 Storage Compartment/Tools................ 76 PREPARATION FOR STORAGE ........ 78 PREPARATION AFTER STORAGE.... 79 LIMITED WARRANTY ........................ 81 WARRANTY PROCEDURE/ OWNER RESPONSIBILITY ............ 82 CHANGE OF ADDRESS, OWNERSHIP, OR WARRANTY TRANSFER ..................................... 83 ARCTIC CAT ATV EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT ................................... 85 ARCTIC CAT EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY..... 86 U.S. EPA EMISSION CONTROL STATEMENT/WARRANTY COVERAGE (U.S.) .......................... 87 INDEX ................................................. 88 MAINTENANCE RECORD ............89-90 DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY.... 91 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. 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. • 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. • 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. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada). 4 ! WARNING 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: *** Over 2856 people, including many children, have died in accidents associated with ATV’s since 2003. *** Many people have become severely paralyzed or suffered severe internal injuries as a result of accidents associated with ATV’s. *** Every month thousands of people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries received while riding an ATV. 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. Beginners should complete a training course. * Always follow these age recommendations: ! WARNING • 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. • 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. * 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. * Always avoid paved surfaces. ATV’s are not designed to be used on paved surfaces and may seriously affect handling and control. * 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. * 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 an 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 ATV dealer for details or call (800) 887-2887 for training course information. In Canada, the Canada Safety Council (CSC) provides an ATV Rider’s Course to teach safe ATV operating skills. They also provide a special ATV Rider’s Course for children under 14 years of age with parental supervision. Call the CSC at 1-613-739-1535 ext. 227 for more details. Also available is a bilingual computer-based safety training program on a CD-ROM from CATV - call toll-free at 1-877-4702288. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, in the U.S., call the Consumer Product Safety Commission at (800) 638-2772 or the ATV Distibutors’ Safety Hotline at (800) 852-5344 or in Canada, call the Canada Safety Council at 1-613-7391535 ext. 227. Au canada, le conseil canadien de la Visit the Arctic Cat Inc. website at sécurité (CSC) offre un cours de con- www.arcticcat.com for additional prodduite de VTT pour enseigner les habi- uct information. letés 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. Hangtags An Arctic Cat ATV comes with hangtags containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding. 2257-220 2258-133 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 & Information An Arctic Cat ATV comes with 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.  NOTE: The location and content of labels on the ATV you have purchased may differ from those shown on this page. 8 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings 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. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 9 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on paved surfaces. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV’s tires are designed for off-road use only, not for use on pavement. Paved surfaces may seriously affect handling and control of the ATV and may cause the 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 10 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings ! WARNING WARNINGS 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. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 11 Warnings ! WARNING 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. 12 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings ! WARNING WARNINGS 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 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 Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 13 Warnings ! 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 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 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. 14 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings ! WARNING WARNINGS 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. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly operating over obstacles. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or a collision. Could cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles. Never attempt to ride over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. When you go over obstacles, always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 15 Warnings ! 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 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. 16 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings 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. ! 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. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 17 WARNINGS ! WARNING Prevention Overview 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. ATV-0004 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 Safe Riding Clothing and have a gripping surface to keep and Gear them from sliding off the handlebars. Off-road style gloves with knuckle Always wear clothing suited to the type pads are the best for comfort and proof riding you are doing. ATV riding tection. requires special protective clothing which will make you feel more com- Boots/Ankle fortable and reduce chances of injury. Protection 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. 18 ! WARNING 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. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Prevention If you drop or damage your helmet, get a new one immediately. Your helmet Your helmet is the most important piece may not protect your head from injury of protective gear for safe riding. A hel- if it has cracks, fissures, or other dammet can prevent a severe head injury. age to its outside or core padding. There are several types of helmets on the market, but make sure you wear a Remember, your helmet won’t do you helmet that complies with the current any good if the chin strap isn’t fastened. standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), The Snell Eye Protection Memorial Foundation, or the American Wear eye protection, such as goggles, National Standards Institute (ANSI). to completely surround your eyes to Helmets that comply with one or more prevent getting dirt or other items in of these agency’s standards have a your eyes. Do not depend on sunsticker on the inside or outside of the glasses for proper eye protection. Sunhelmet. glasses are not recommended; they don’t prevent objects from flying in TESTIMONIAL through the sides. 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. 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 These helmets should provide full-face protection. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 19 PREVENTION Helmet 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 Cables 5. Chassis 3. Lights and Electric 6. Miscellaneous Items One easy way to remember what parts you need to check is by using the acronym “T-CLOC.” It stands for: T C L O C TIRES AND WHEELS CONTROLS AND CABLES LIGHTS AND ELECTRIC OIL AND FUEL CHASSIS 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 the hand brake lever. If it 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. Test the brake lever lock and see if it locks the hand brake lever into position; then disengage it to release the brake. Be sure that the auxiliary brake While checking the tire pressure, near the footrest is working; your inspect the tread and sidewalls of the brakes could fail during a ride if tires for cracks, cuts, or other damage they’re not maintained. that could indicate they need to be Check: replaced. Check: 1. Tire pressure 2. Tire surface (tread and sidewalls) 2. CONTROLS AND CABLES 1. Hand brake lever 2. Auxiliary brake pedal 3. Brake lever lock With the engine running and brake B. Throttle applied, check all transmission posiThe throttle should have a free, smooth tions: forward, neutral, and reverse. range of motion. If it seems to “stick” at any point, refer to the General MainteCheck: nance section of this Operator’s Manual 1. Forward for instructions. Driving your ATV with 2. Neutral a sticking throttle can turn your leisurely 3. Reverse ride into an unwelcome accident. Don’t drive your ATV if the throttle sticks. Check: 1. Free, smooth range of motion 20 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Prevention 3. LIGHTS AND ELECTRIC 6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 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 status/ warning indicators (reverse, neutral, and hi-lo beam) on the handlebars when you start the ATV. Don’t drive the ATV unless all systems are working. Check the ignition switch and engine stop switch. Inspect your air filter. Look for debris or damage that may indicate you need to replace it. A clogged filter can stop an engine. Check your battery terminals for corrosion. Also, be sure to tighten any loose parts, nuts, or bolts. Check: First Aid and Survival Hi-beam Lo-beam Taillight/brakelight Status/warning indicators Ignition switch Stop switch 1. Air filter 2. Battery 3. Tighten parts, nuts, and bolts 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: 4. OIL AND FUEL • Tools Start with a full tank of gas before • Water every ride, and while you’re at it, top • Identification off the oil. Don’t forget to check for • First Aid Kit fluid leaks around the ATV. Watch the overheat indicator to ensure the engine For rides that are longer in duration and distance, the following additional items coolant level is adequate. are recommended: Check: • Cellular Phone • Maps/GPS • Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit 1. Gas 2. Oil 3. Fluid leaks 5. CHASSIS Tools Grass and leaves can gum-up your suspension and shocks. Clear and clean the suspension arms, shock springs, and fenders. Check smoothness by turning the handlebar full-left and fullright. Check that there is no binding, restrictions, free-play, or looseness in steering components. Carry these items on your ATV: Check: 1. 2. 3. 4. Suspension arms Shock springs Fenders Steering ! WARNING Routine maintenance will generally eliminate the need for emergency repairs. Riding on rough terrain could cause loosening of nuts, bolts, and fasteners. Especially on long rides, carrying the right tools can prevent an inconvenience from becoming a crisis. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Bulbs Duct tape Rope Spark plugs Spare parts Tool Kit Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 21 PREVENTION 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Check: Prevention Water Maps/GPS (Global Positioning System) 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. Identification If something does happen to you, the emergency personnel will want to know who you are and whom to contact. It’s possible you may be in no condition to give them that information. Put your I.D. in your pocket before you ride. Without it, you’re anonymous. Cellular Phone It may be necessary to make an urgent phone call. 22 ! WARNING 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 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. Flashlight Matches Flares First Aid Kit Money Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Active Riding Overview “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 vehicle 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. ACTIVE RIDING For complete operating instructions, see ATV OPERATION section in this manual. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 23 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 Never 2 Sometimes 3 Often 2. Are you more daring around your friends than you are when alone? 1 Never 2 Sometimes 3 Often 8. Do you hurt yourself because you do things that are out of your ability range? 1 Never 2 Sometimes 3 Often 9. Do you tailgate other drivers when you think they’re driving too slow? 1 Never 2 Sometimes 3 Often 10. Do you ignore weather reports before you do outside activities like swimming, camping, fishing, or boating? 1 Never 2 Sometimes 3 Often Add the totals from lines 1-10. YOUR RISK FACTOR IS: 3. Do you drive your car when the 10-15: You’re pretty conservative. gas gauge is on empty? Chances are good that the consistently 1 2 3 safe choices you make will help you Never Sometimes Often avoid hurting yourself and the people 4. Do you feel that no matter what around you. you do, you won’t get hurt? 1 Never 2 Sometimes 3 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 21-30: You’re taking your chances. you drive your car? Time to reconsider a lot of the judg1 2 3 ments you make. You’re destined to Never Sometimes Often 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 Never 2 Sometimes 3 Often 1 Never 2 Sometimes 3 Often Environment The environment you operate an ATV in is often harsh and sometimes dan7. Do you thrive on the adrenaline gerous if you don’t take proper precaurush you get from speeding and tions. dangerous situations? 24 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Sound Judgment Weather Make yourself visible by using headlights and taillights, and pull comYou need to consider the weather. It is pletely off the trail if you need to stop. dangerous to ride your ATV when the weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep Outsloped trails (trails that slant to abreast with weather forecasts. allow rain to run off) make trail riding a bit more challenging. Accepting that Terrain challenge means keeping your weight Always pay close attention to the ter- shifted into the slope. Denying the rain you’re on, even if it is familiar to challenge means sliding off the trail. you. You can’t assume that the land- It also helps to know which trails you scape you’re used to doesn’t change. can ride and who else might be on Changes to landscape can happen at those same trails. These are signs curnearly any time. Fences can be con- rently used in some areas to designate structed and excavations dug in a short trail types and restrictions. 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. Trail Signs Night Riding 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 headlights. Never travel in an unfamiliar area or blaze a new trail at night. Always carry a flashlight or flare for signaling an emergency. Paved Surfaces Don’t do it! The ATV isn’t designed for pavement. Its handling becomes more difficult on paved surfaces. Trail Riding 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. ! WARNING ATV-0068A Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 25 Sound Judgment Those Around You TESTIMONIAL People do all kinds of things that you can’t predict or control. Riding Companions Leave a lot of space between you and other riders, especially in dusty and dirty conditions, because it’ll be difficult to see the riders in front of you stopping. DOCUMENT#: N380310A1 CITY/STATE: NEW CUMBERLAND, WV 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. Riding with companions on several ATV’s is not the same as riding one ATV with a passenger. Passengers are prohibited; it’s unsafe. The extra Tread Lightly and leave it as you weight on the seat makes the ATV dif- found it. ficult to control. About 50% of all ATV Equipment accidents involve passengers. The last thing you expected was that your ATV would break down in the Depending on where you’re riding, you middle of the field... it’s usually so relimight encounter other ATV’s, bikes, or able that sometimes you forget the motor vehicles on public lands. ATV has its limits. Respect the presence of cars if you’re crossing roads or riding in public areas ATV Maintenance and make yourself be seen. If you can’t see other vehicles coming, that means You have to maintain your ATV. The General Maintenance section of this you’re invisible, too. Operator’s Manual tells you about taking care of your ATV. If, at any time, Hikers abnormal noises, vibrations, or With the renewed interest in hiking, improper functioning of any compocamping, and other outdoor activities, nent of this ATV is detected, DO NOT people can show up in remote areas OPERATE THE ATV. Take the ATV to where you would never expect them. an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer For their sake, keep your eyes open. for inspection and adjustment or repair. Other Vehicles Animals and Nature Respect the outdoors that you love. Don’t use your ATV to chase animals or birds. Drive around young trees rather than over them. Keep clear of streams and ditches with standing water. 26 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Sound Judgment Load Capacity Ratings Chart One reason why passengers are prohib- ited on ATV’s is because their presence Arctic Cat ATV Load Capacity Ratings throws off the weight and balance of Item Specifications the ATV. Cargo can do the same if it (lb) (kg) weighs too much. Limit the ATV to the 500 227 load capacity ratings identified in the Max Load Capacity following chart. So if you’re weighing Front Rack (max) 100 45 in at over 200 lb (91 kg) when you ride, Rear Rack (max) 200 91 leave some of that extra cargo at home. Tongue Weight (max) 35 16 The combined weight limit, including Rack and Tongue 200 91 you, your rack cargo, and your trailer, Rear Weight (max) is a specified amount, so consult the 1050 477 Load Capacity Ratings Chart and mon- Towing Capacity itor it carefully. Max Load Capacity - Total weight of operator, accessories, tongue weight, Extra weight on the ATV will also and cargo on front and rear racks. throw you off balance if it’s not distributed evenly, side-to-side and front-to- Tongue Weight - Weight on trailer rear. If you have 160 lb (73 kg) on the tongue. rear rack only and you’re heading up an incline, shifting your own weight Rear Rack and Tongue Weight forward isn’t going to do enough to Total weight on trailer tongue and rear compensate for that cargo sitting over rack. the back tires. Towing Capacity - Total weight of Cargo has such a huge affect on ATV trailer and all cargo in the trailer. handling that you need to pay a lot of  NOTE: Tongue and accessory attention to your speed. Even on really weight (winch, gun scabbard bracklevel areas, you should keep it under 10 ets, etc.) must be included as part of mph (16 kph) if you’ve got a trailer the front and rear rack weights. attached. Avoid uneven terrain. Also, consider that your braking distance is Speedrack going to increase with the more weight When installing Speedrack accessoyou carry. ries, make sure to read and carefully follow the instructions provided in Think about these when dealing with cargo: each kit. 1. 2. 3. 4. Rack weight limit Trailer weight limit Weight distribution ATV speed ! WARNING  NOTE: Use extra caution when operating an ATV with additional loads such as accessories and/or cargo. Handling of the ATV may be adversely affected. Reduce speed when adding additional loads. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 27 SOUND JUDGMENT Cargo Limitations Sound Judgment ! WARNING TESTIMONIAL 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. Personal Choices 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 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. 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 machine’s capability. Don’t allow the thrill of freedom or adventure to If your sense of adventure persuades affect your ability to make good, safe you to do illegal drugs when you’re riding your ATV, this is a reality check. choices. Something to think about—there can be legal consequences that will take Alcohol and Drug away all that freedom you love. Don’t Consumption use alcohol or drugs before or during Alcohol is related to 30% of all hospi- your ATV ride. tal 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. 28 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Sound Judgment Laws and Regulations THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL* Any police officer will tell you that ignorance of the law is no defense. Your best defense is to check out your local, state, or provincial ATV laws before riding. It’ll also make sure that you can continue to ride in your favorite areas. The quickest way to have a land area closed is by riding over the regulations. The Number of Drinks that Impair Mental and Physical Abilities 1-2 DRINKS Mental processes such as restraint, awareness, concentration, and judgment affected; reaction time slowed; inability to perform complicated tasks. 3-4 DRINKS Group Behavior Depth perception, glare recovery, eye movement, and focus affected; decreased judgment and control. People always do crazier and riskier things in a group than they would consider doing by themselves. When you’re ATV riding with others and things start to get out of hand, decide whether you’re willing to be injured or see your friends injured. 5+ DRINKS Coordination deteriorates, loss of critical judgment, and impaired memory and comprehension. *According to the ATV Safety Institute. By themselves, none of these safe behaviors and sound judgments will go Being physically exhausted is like very far. But when you put them all being drunk. Try to do something that’s together... when you’re paying attendetail-oriented when you’re really tired, tion to how you feel, when you’re and you’ll feel totally uncoordinated. monitoring the movements of your ATV, and when you’re constantly evalDon’t ride: uating your environment, then you’re 1. When you’re tired practicing SIPDE. SIPDE is an acronym that stands for: 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 organs, and skip the wheelies, jumps, stunts, and any other showboating. S I SCAN/ SEARCH IDENTIFY HAZARDS ! WARNING P D E PREDICT WHAT DECIDE WHAT EXECUTE THE WILL HAPPEN TO DO DECISION Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 29 SOUND JUDGMENT SIPDE Your Physical Condition 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 Experienced/Trained what you know. So now it’s time to use Riders your knowledge and supervise others If anyone is going to borrow your ATV, who ride your ATV. you are responsible for their supervision. Before they ride, have them take Inexperienced/ the training course, have them watch Untrained Riders the safety video, and have them read You can’t let people ride your ATV the Operator’s Manual. You train them. who don’t know what they’re doing. It doesn’t matter how you do it, as long Unless they’ve had over a year of expe- as you do it. rience with ATV riding or taken an ATV training course, it’s your respon- ATV’s are all a little different from the sibility to keep them off your ATV. It handling to the stability to the controls. can be dangerous (especially for under- So regardless of how much experience aged children)—all the more reason for your family members have with ATV’s, they don’t have experience you to be firm. 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. Remember that regardless of experience, you should never let anyone under the age of 16 operate your ATV. 30 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Supervision Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age. 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 — SUPERVISION Category ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 31 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENCE 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 designed and manufactured to give dependable service. 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. 32 ATV Specifications* ENGINE Type Four-Cycle/Liquid Cooled Bore x Stroke 98 mm x 85 mm (3.85 x 3.35 in.) Displacement 641 cc (39 cu in.) Ignition Type CDI Spark Plug Type NGK CR6E Spark Plug Gap 0.7-0.8 mm (0.028 - 0.032 in.) Brake Type Hydraulic w/Brake Lever Lock and Auxiliary Brake Carburetor Type Keihin CVK36 CHASSIS Length (Overall) 215 cm (84.75 in.) Height (Overall) 125 cm (49.3 in.) Width (Overall) 120.7 cm (47.5 in.) Suspension Travel (Front/Rear) 25.4 cm (10 in.) Tire Size (Front) 25 x 8-12 Tire Size (Rear) 25 x 10-12 Tire Inflation Pressure 0.35 kg/cm² (5.0 psi) MISCELLANY Dry Weight (Approx) 306 kg (674 lb) Gas Tank Capacity (Rated) 21.6 L (5.7 U.S. gal.) Coolant Capacity 2.9 L (3.0 U.S. qt) Differential Capacity 275 ml (9.3 fl oz) Rear Drive Capacity 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) Engine Oil Capacity 1.9 L (2.0 U.S. qt) Gasoline (Recommended) 87 Octane Regular Unleaded Engine Oil (Recommended) Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic) Differential/Rear Drive Lubricant SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid Taillight/Brakelight 12V/8W/27W Headlight 12V/27W (4) Starting System Electric * Specifications subject to change without notice. 33 Location of Parts and Controls 1. Battery 2. Headlights 3. Hand Brake Lever 4. Power Distribution Module 5. Radiator Access Panel 6. Seat Latch FI025B 7. Storage Compartment 8. Reverse Override Switch 9. Auxiliary Brake Pedal 10. Brake Lever Lock 11. Key Switch 12. Shift Lever 13. Throttle Limiter 14. Throttle Lever 15. DC Power Outlet FI026F 16. Taillight/Brakelight 17. Operator’s Manual Location 18. Headlight HI/LO Switch 19. Starter Button 20. Emergency Stop Switch 21. Drive Select Switch  NOTE: The ATV you have purchased may differ slightly from those shown in the figures of this manual. FI016H 34 ATV Operation Starting the Engine Basic Operating Maneuvers Always start with the ATV on a flat, level surface. Carbon monoxide poiActive riding and basic maneuvers are soning can kill you, so keep your ATV the foundation of your ATV ride. With- outside while it’s running. Follow these out basic skills, it’s impossible to move steps to start it up: to this level— active riding. These are 1. Mount the ATV and sit down. your basic maneuvers: 2. Engage the brake lever lock. Mounting the ATV Starting the Engine Starting a Cold Engine Varying Temperature Adjustments Shifting Braking/Stopping Parking Dismounting the ATV 3. Turn on the ignition. 4. Shift into neutral. 5. Move the emergency stop switch to RUN. 6. Press the starter button. Mounting the ATV 1. From the left side, grab the leftside handlebar, apply the brake, and put your left foot on the footrest. 2. Grab the right-side handlebar. 3. Swing your leg over the seat and set your right foot down on the right-side footrest. 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. 7. Let the engine warm up. 4. Get seated in a comfortable posiAnother way to remember the starting tion. procedure is by using the acronym 5. Always keep your feet planted on “BONE-C.” It stands for: the footrests. B O N E C BRAKES LOCKED IGNITION SWITCH ON NEUTRAL TRANSMISSION ENGINE SWITCH AUTOMATIC CHOKE 35 ATV OPERATION • • • • • • • • Starting A Cold Engine 3. If the engine does not start, press the starter button again.  NOTE: It is very important not to touch or compress the throttle  NOTE: At this point if the engine lever during the starting proce- does not start, pump the primer dures. three more times; then press the starter button again. 1. Turn off all electrical accessories (hand warmer, lights, etc.); then 4. Allow the engine to warm up for rotate the ignition switch key to approximately 2-3 minutes or until the first position (ON) leaving the the ATV will accelerate without headlights OFF. Note that the N is hesitating. indicated on the LCD.  NOTE: Pump the primer three times when the temperature is at 0° C (32° F) or colder. To access the primer, the seat and right-side heat shield must be removed. Varying Temperature Adjustments To ensure proper starting and operating performance, adjustments should be made for varying ambient temperatures. See an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for recommended temperature adjustments.  NOTE: These recommended adjustments are the owner’s responsibility. Shifting 735-887C The Arctic Cat ATV with an automatic transmission has a dual-range transmission with reverse. To shift the ATV, follow these steps: 738-436A 2. Press the starter button. CF130A 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. 36 1. To engage the high range from neutral, move the shift lever forward. 2. To engage the low range from high range, move the shift lever outward and forward.  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. 3. Never “ride” the brake. Even maintaining minimal pressure on the brake lever will cause the brake pads to drag on the disc and may overheat the brake fluid. CAUTION 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. 3. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and rearward into the R position. CAUTION Always come to a complete stop before attempting to shift from one range to the other or into reverse. Always shift on level ground, or engage the brake lever lock before shifting into another range or into reverse. ! WARNING Do not start the engine or operate this ATV with the clutch shield removed. Severe injury could result. Braking/Stopping ! WARNING 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. Parking 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. 4. If you have to park on a hill, shift the ATV into low gear; otherwise, try to park only on level surfaces. 5. Engage the brake lever lock. Always allow plenty of room and time to stop safely. Sometimes quick stops Dismounting the ATV are inevitable, so always be prepared. Whether you’re stopping slowly or After you’ve followed the procedure stopping quickly, do this: for parking, it’s time to dismount: 1. Squeeze the brake lever on the left handlebar to apply both the front and rear brakes. 2. If your wheels lock, release them for a second; then apply them again. 1. Double check that the brake lever lock is engaged. 2. Swing your right leg over to the left side of the seat. 3. Step to the ground on the left side of the ATV. 37 ATV OPERATION 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. ! 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. 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. 4. Release the brake slowly and apply the throttle. Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance 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 turn wider if possible. Safe riding techniques include: • • • • • • • • • • • Riding Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance Wide Turns Sharp Turns Quick Turns K-Turns Riding Uphill Riding Downhill Sidehilling/Traversing Swerving Crossing Obstacles Riding Once the engine’s warm, the ATV is ready to go. ATV-0012 1. Keep your feet on the footrests and both hands on the handlebar. 2. Hold the brake lever, and release the brake lever lock. 3. Shift into gear. 38 ATV-200 Wide Turns ATV-202 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. ATV-201 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 3. You might have to lean into the turn more than you do in a wide turn. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 4. If shifting your weight and balance aren’t enough to keep the ATV tires on the ground, straighten out the handlebar as much as you can. 3. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. 5. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. Sharp Turns Quick Turns 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. 39 ATV OPERATION About 20% of ATV accidents happen during turns. If you don’t understand turning techniques, it’s easy for the ATV to get away from you by losing traction, plowing, or tipping. Use this method for wide turns: ATV-203 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Turn the handlebar, 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. 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. 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. ATV-204 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. 40 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 1. Shift down and 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. 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 Roughly 20% of accidents happen motion, follow the K-turn procewhile riding on hills and as a result of dure. the ATV rolling or flipping. So, obviously, use extreme caution and follow Never Operate Up or Down Hills Steeper this method for riding uphill. Than 25° ATV-0019 0739-501 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-0033 41 ATV OPERATION 5. If you’re to the left of the ATV, turn the handlebar all the way left. 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-205 1. Shift your body weight as far back on the seat as possible. 3. Steer like you’re driving into the hill. 2. Keep it in a low gear; stay out of neutral. 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. 3. Lightly apply the brake and ease up on the throttle. 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: ATV-0017 42 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-0016 ATV OPERATION ATV-0026 ATV-206 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the obstacle. 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. 3. Keep your hand off the brake until the emergency is over and you’re back in control. 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: ATV-0027 1. Keep your speed way down; less than 5 mph. 2. Approach the obstacle head-on. 3. Come up off the seat. 4. Keep your weight on the footrests. 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. 43 To clear a single-track (only one tire contacts) obstacle, follow the same rules except: 1. Use the ATV’s momentum to clear the obstacle. 1. Slow down. 2. Move forward on the seat. 3. Lean to inside of turn. 4. Turn handlebar. 2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar. Parking on a Hill 3. Don’t apply the throttle. This shouldn’t be necessary, but if it is: Tips 1. Keep it in gear. Driving an ATV and a car have some similarities; however, there are a few situations that require special attention: 2. Engage the brake lever lock. • • • • • • • • • 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. 3. Find something to block the rear tires. Stalling on a Hill If you use the right method for riding uphill, this shouldn’t happen. But if you have a problem, do this: 1. If the ATV hasn’t started rolling backwards yet, follow the procedure for the K-Turn, OR 2. If the ATV is already rolling backward, lean as far forward as possible standing up on the footrests. 1. Go slowly. It’s hard to see behind you. 3. Nice and easy, apply the hand brake lever. 2. Keep your handlebar straight. 4. When you come to a stop, follow the procedure for the K-turn. 3. Backing down hills is a bad idea; do a U-turn or K-turn instead to turn around. Skidding or Sliding 5. If the ATV continues to roll backward, dismount immediately on the uphill side. Crossing Water If you lose control after hitting sand, Your ATV can only handle water up to ice, mud, or water: its footrests. Any more than that and 1. Turn your handlebar into the direc- you risk engine damage and/or pertion of the slide. sonal injury. Stay away from fast moving rivers. ATV tires can be buoyant, so 2. Keep your hand off the brakes if the water is too deep, you might find until you’re out of the skid. the ATV suddenly afloat. 3. Shift your weight forward. 1. Physically check the depth and current of the water, especially if Sometimes your ATV may not respond you can’t see the bottom. You’re and goes straight ahead instead of letalso checking for boulders, logs, or ting you turn. Here’s how to handle it: any other hidden obstacles. 44 2. Keep your speed slow. 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 bad idea, so avoid it. If you can’t: 1. Stop completely on the shoulder of the road. 2. Check both directions for traffic. 3. Crossing near a blind corner or intersection is dangerous; don’t do it. 4. Drive straight across to the opposite shoulder. 5. Take into account that your ATV could stall while crossing; give yourself enough time to get off the road. 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 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. 2. If the tires are frozen to the ground, pour warm water around them to melt the ice. CAUTION Before riding, manually move the ATV forward and backward to make certain that all wheels roll freely. 3. If the brakes are frozen, take the ATV to a warmer area to thaw out the brakes. ! 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  NOTE: After the brakes thaw, dry some places. Know your local them by applying them several times while riding slowly. laws.  NOTE: After riding through water, mud, snow, or slush, it is important to dry both brake sys NOTE: Check that all control tems before parking the ATV. levers move freely. Make sure that the footrest, shift lever, and auxi! WARNING lary brake pedal are free of ice and Go slowly and be extra careful snow. Driving In Cold Weather when riding on snow-covered or ice-covered terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV. 45 ATV OPERATION 3. Make sure you have a way out on the other side of the water. 4. Practice driving in an open snow- Stopping The ATV covered or ice-covered area at slow speeds before driving on To stop the ATV, first release the throtsnow-covered or ice-covered tle lever. Next, apply the brake. trails. Stopping The Engine 5. Learn how the ATV responds to To stop the engine, turn the ignition steering and braking on the type of terrain to be encountered on the switch key to the OFF position or set the emergency stop switch to the OFF ride. position. 46 GENERAL INFORMATION The Arctic Cat ATV has two identification numbers: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Engine Serial Number (ESN). IGNITION SWITCH KEY Two 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. The VIN is located on the frame support rail. ATV-0055 AF968B CONTROL LOCATIONS AND FUNCTIONS The ESN is located on the rear left-side Ignition Switch of the engine crankcase. The ignition switch has three positions. CF109I These numbers are required by the dealer to complete warranty claims properly. No warranty will be allowed by Arctic Cat if the VIN or ESN is removed or mutilated in any way. Always provide the ATV name, Vehicle Identification Number, and Engine Serial Number when contacting an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for parts, service, accessories, or warranty. If a complete engine must be replaced, ask the dealer to notify Arctic Cat for correct registration information. ATV-0056 OFF position — All electrical circuits except the accessory plug are off. The engine will not start. The key can be removed in this position.  NOTE: The accessory plug is powered by the battery at all times. ON position — The ignition circuit is complete and the engine can run. The key cannot be removed in this position. 47 GENERAL INFORMATION ATV IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS LIGHTS position — The ignition circuit is complete and the headlights and taillight are on. The key cannot be removed in this position. CAUTION 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. Shifting 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. 3. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and rearward into the R position. CAUTION Always come to a complete stop before attempting to shift from one range to the other or into reverse. Always shift on level ground, or engage the brake lever lock before shifting into another range or into reverse. Drive Select Switch CF130B These ATV’s have a dual-range automatic transmission with reverse. To shift the ATV, follow these steps: 1. To engage the high range from neutral, move the shift lever forward. 2. To engage the low range from high range, move the shift lever outward and forward.  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. FI475A This switch allows the operator to operate the ATV in either two-wheel drive (rear wheels) or four-wheel drive (all wheels). For normal riding on flat, dry, hard surfaces, two-wheel drive should be sufficient. In situations of aggressive trail conditions, four-wheel drive would be the desired choice. To either engage or disengage the front wheels, move the switch to the 4WD position or to the 2WD position. 48 1. Squeeze the hand brake two or three times and release it. Do not attempt to either engage or disengage the 4WD lock while the ATV is moving. 2. Depress and hold the brake lever lock. 3. While holding in on the brake The 4WD lock allows the operator to lever lock, squeeze the brake lever. mechanically lock the front differential to apply equal power to both front  NOTE: It will click as it engages wheels. To engage the lock from 4WD, and the brake lever will not return slide the switch up and move fully to to its released position. the left. To disengage the lock, move 4. Release the brake lever lock by the switch lever to the right. squeezing the brake lever. It will return to its released position. ! WARNING The 4WD lock is intended for use where minimum traction is available. NEVER EXCEED 10 MPH (16 kph) with the lock engaged. Maneuverability and handling characteristics will differ with the lock engaged. Failure to follow this procedure may result in loss of control. Control loss can result in severe injury or even death. 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.  NOTE: The brake lever lock must lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take Hand Brake the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat The hand brake is considered to be the ATV dealer for service. normal operating (main) brake. It ! WARNING should be applied whenever a braking situation is needed. Always check to be sure that the Apply the brake by compressing the brake lever toward the handlebar. Brake Lever Lock 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. 738-420B To engage and release the brake lever lock, use the following procedure. 49 GENERAL INFORMATION CAUTION Headlight HI/LO Switch  NOTE: This ATV has safety interlock switches which prevent the starter motor from activating when the transmission is not in neutral or when the reverse shift lever is in the reverse position. To start the ATV while in gear, depress the auxiliary brake pedal or compress the brake lever; then depress the starter button. CF245A Use the headlight HI/LO switch to select the high or low headlight beam when the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS position. When the switch is in the HI position, the high beam will illuminate. When the switch is in the LO position, the low beam will illuminate. Emergency Stop Switch 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. Reverse Override Switch These ATV’s are equipped with a reverse speed limiter system. When additional RPM is needed in reverse, depress and hold the override switch. ! WARNING Never activate the override switch while the throttle is open as a loss of control may result. Throttle Lever RUN position — The ignition circuit is on. The engine can start and run. Electric Starter Button Pushing in on this button activates the starter motor. Before starting the engine, make sure the ignition switch is in the ON position, the transmission is in neutral, the reverse shift lever is in the forward position, and the brake lever lock is engaged. 50 FI475B Control engine RPM with the position of the throttle lever. Operate this lever with the thumb. Pushing it forward increases engine RPM and allowing it to retract decreases engine RPM. SPEEDOMETER/LCD  NOTE: All segments of the LCD will activate for approximately two seconds when the ignition switch is rotated to the ON position. ATV-0053 Throttle lever travel may be limited by adjusting the throttle limiter screw. The throttle limiter should be adjusted according to the operator’s skill and experience. To adjust the throttle limiter, use the following procedure. 1. Loosen the jam nut. 2. Turn the throttle limiter screw clockwise to decrease engine RPM maximum or counterclockwise to increase engine RPM maximum. 3. Tighten the jam nut securely.  NOTE: The ATV is equipped with an RPM limiter that retards ignition timing when maximum RPM is approached. When the RPM limiter is activated, it could be misinterpreted as a high-speed misfire. Auxiliary Brake Pedal CF236A 1. Clock/Engine Hour Meter - The clock function indicates time in the 12-hour mode; the hour meter indicates the total time the ATV has run and cannot be reset to zero. To set the clock, use the following procedure. A. With the ignition switch ON, press and release the Mode Button (3) until the Clock/ Engine Hour Meter (1) is displayed; then (if necessary) press and release the Set/Reset Button (4) to select the clock display. B. Press and hold the Set/Reset Button (4) until the minutes stop scrolling and the hour display starts to scroll. Momentarily release when the correct hour is displayed; then repeatedly press and release the Set/ Reset Button (4) until the correct minutes are displayed. CF117 Pressing the auxiliary brake pedal downward will apply the brake to the rear wheels. 51 GENERAL INFORMATION Throttle Limiter Screw  NOTE: Clock memory power is supplied through the 15-amp accessory fuse and verified during gauge “power-up” and reset. In the event of clock memory power failure (blown fuse, etc.), the gauge will “power-up,” reset, and shut down repeatedly until clock memory power is restored. Always check the 15-amp accessory fuse if this gauge condition is noted.  NOTE: The engine hour meter will not activate until engine speed exceeds 500 RPM. 2. Temperature Indicator - If the engine coolant temperature exceeds the normal operating range, the temperature icon will begin flashing and the LCD will go blank for 30 seconds; then the LCD will return to normal. However, the temperature icon will continue to flash. CAUTION Continued operation with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear. CAUTION 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. Mode Button - Shifts the gauge through three set-up modes: speedometer/tachometer, distance, and time.  NOTE: The Mode Button must be pressed and released to shift modes. Approximately two seconds after the Mode Button is released, the digital gauge will return to full display. 4. Set/Reset Button - In conjunction with the Mode Button, sets and resets various displays on the digital gauge. Also used to shift from speedometer function to tachometer function on the speedometer/ tachometer gauge.  NOTE: High engine RPM, low 5. Fuel Level Indicator - Indicates approximate amount of gasoline in vehicle speed, or heavy load can the gas tank. raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate  NOTE: When the bottom segtransmission gear can lower the ment flashes, approximately 3.5 L (0.92 U.S. gal.) of gasoline remains temperature. in the tank.  NOTE: Debris in front of the 6. Low Oil Pressure - Will be disengine (or packed between the played during self-test at start-up. cooling fins of the radiator) can It will not be displayed during norreduce cooling capacity. Using a mal operation as oil pressure is not garden hose, wash the radiator monitored on these models. and the engine to remove any debris restricting air flow. 7. Odometer/Trip Meter - Odometer registers the total distance the vehicle has traveled. The trip meter is resetable and can be used to measure trip or trip legs. The odometer cannot be reset. 52 Condition Warning Display - Uses odometer/trip meter display of the LCD to warn of a system error condition requiring attention. The LCD will go blank except the word VOLT will flash on the LCD whenever a low voltage (< 9 DC volts) or a high voltage (> 16 DC volts) is detected. When voltage 8. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates returns to normal, the gauge must be reset by turning the ignition key to the which gear is selected: OFF position and then to the ON posi• R (reverse)/N (neutral)/L (low tion. range)/H (high range). VACUUM FUEL PUMP  NOTE: An E will be displayed if there is an error caused by a no- A vacuum fuel pump is mounted under the seat to deliver gasoline to the carshift position signal. buretor. The fuel pump operates when 9. High Beam Indicator - The High the engine is turning. Beam icon will appear only when PRIMER - COLD START the headlights are on high beam. 10. 4WD Lock Indicator - Displays LOCK when the front differential lock has been engaged. 11. Drive Select Indicator - Displays 4WD when selected by the drive select switch or when the 4WD lock is engaged. The display is blank when in 2WD. 12. Speedometer - Indicates the CF123A approximate vehicle speed in The primer is located on the carburetor. miles per hour (MPH) or kilome- Depress and release the lever several ters per hour (km/h). times prior to attempting to start a cold  NOTE: To change mph/km/h dis- engine. play, press and release Mode Button (3) until the icon (MPH/km/h) GAS/VENT HOSES appears; then press the Set Button Replace the gas hose every two years. (4) to change the display. 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. 53 GENERAL INFORMATION  NOTE: To shift between the odometer (ODO) or trip meter (TRIP), press the Mode Button (3) to select the distance mode; then press the Set/Reset Button (4) to select the desired display. Hold the Set/Reset Button down to reset the trip meter. CARBURETOR FLOAT BOWL DRAIN There is an oil level stick for checking the engine oil level. To check the oil level, use the following procedure.  NOTE: The ATV should be on level ground when checking the engine oil level. 1. Unscrew the oil level stick and wipe it with a clean cloth. 2. Install the oil level stick until the threads touch the engine case. AF925 Periodically, the float bowl should be drained to remove condensation. To drain the float bowl, use the following procedure. 1. Direct the float bowl drain hose into a container. ! WARNING Do not drain float bowl contents directly onto the engine. Gasoline is highly flammable and could ignite. Use a hose. 3. Remove the oil level stick; the engine oil level should be above the “L” mark but not higher than the “F” mark. CAUTION Do not overfill the engine with oil. Always make sure the oil level is above the “L” mark but not higher than the “F” mark. SEAT LATCH 2. Loosen the drain screw and allow the gasoline and condensation to flow out. 3. Tighten the drain screw securely. ! WARNING It is very important that the drain screw be tightened securely. If it is not tightened securely, gasoline could drip onto the engine. OIL LEVEL STICK 1. To remove the seat, lift up on the latch release (located at the rear of the seat); then raise the rear of the seat and slide it rearward. 2. To lock the seat into position, slide the front of the seat into the seat retainers and push down firmly on the rear of seat. The seat should automatically lock into position. ATV-0100AA 54 AL676A 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 738-424A A bracket is provided for mounting a When loading a trailer properly, two flag at the rear of the ATV. items are critical: Gross Trailer Weight (the weight of the trailer plus cargo) RACK LOADING and Trailer Tongue Weight. (Front and Rear) ! WARNING The front rack and rear rack are designed to carry specified load capacities. Always refer to the ATV Load Capacity Ratings Chart for proper capacities. Make sure that the load in the trailer is properly secured and will not shift while moving. Also, do not overload the trailer. ! WARNING ! WARNING Make sure the loads on the front and rear racks will not interfere with the ATV controls or obstruct the view of the operator. Also, make sure the loads are evenly distributed, properly secured, and will not shift while operating the ATV. Never exceed any of the ATV weight restrictions. TRAILERING AND TOWING 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 Never use the racks as a towing or accelerations, quick maneuvers, and trailering point. sudden stops. Braking distance will be affected when towing a trailer. When Arctic Cat ATV’s are equipped with a towing a trailer, always maintain slow frame-mounted receiver for a standard speed and allow more stopping dis5.1 cm (2 in.) receiver hitch. The stan- tance than when not towing a trailer. dard receiver hitch must be purchased separately. ! WARNING 55 GENERAL INFORMATION ! WARNING ! WARNING 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. Allow more stopping distance than when not towing a trailer. TRANSPORTING ATV When transporting the ATV, Arctic Cat recommends that the ATV be in its normal operating position (on all four wheels) and the following procedure be used. GASOLINE-OILLUBRICANT Recommended Gasoline 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 containing up to 10% ethanol, 5% methane, or MTBE are acceptable gasolines. 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/ 1. Engage the brake lever lock and Transmission Oil place the transmission in gear.  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends 2. Secure the ATV with load rated the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants. 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 using hold-down straps, care must be taken not to damage the ATV. CAUTION When transporting the ATV, make sure the brake lever lock is engaged, the transmission is in first gear, and the ATV is properly secured. 56 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. Recommended Front Differential/Rear Drive Lubricant  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants. The recommended lubricant is SAE approved 80W-90 hypoid. This lubricant meets all of the lubrication requirements of the Arctic Cat ATV. CAUTION 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. ! WARNING 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. ! WARNING Do not overfill the gas tank. Any lubricant used in place of the recommended lubricant could cause serious front differential/rear drive damage. Tighten the gas tank cap securely after filling the tank. Filling Gas Tank BREAK-IN PROCEDURE After the completion of the break-in period, the engine oil and oil filter Always fill the gas tank in a well- should be changed. Other maintenance ventilated area. Never add gasoline after break-in should include checking to the ATV gas tank near any open of all prescribed adjustments and tightflames or with the engine running ening of all fasteners. At the discretion or hot. DO NOT SMOKE while fill- and expense of the owner/operator, the ATV may be taken to an authorized ing the gas tank. Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this initial Since gasoline expands as its tempera- service. ture increases, the gas tank must be filled to its rated capacity only. Expan- Engine sion room must be maintained in the New ATV’s and renewed ATV engines tank particularly if the tank is filled require a “break-in” period. The first with cold gasoline and then moved to a month is most critical to the life of this warm area. ATV. Proper operation during this break-in period will help assure maximum life and performance from the ATV. ! WARNING 57 GENERAL INFORMATION ATV0049D OILCHARTI 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. Do not pull a trailer during the break-in period. When the engine starts, allow it to warm up properly. Idle the engine several minutes until the engine has reached normal operating temperature. Do not idle the engine for excessively long periods of time. Brakes Brake pads must be burnished to achieve full braking effectiveness. Braking distance will be extended until brake pads are properly burnished. To properly burnish the brakes, use following procedure: CAUTION 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. 58 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 Initial 100 Every 100 Every 300 Every 500 Item Page miles after miles or 1 miles or 3 miles or 6 break-in month months months Battery 67 I I * Engine nuts and bolts I I * Valve clearance I I Spark plug 70 I I I 70 Replace every 4000 miles or 18 months Liquid cooling system 61 I I Idle RPM 71 I I Throttle cable 71 I Inspect every time before riding Gas/vent hoses 53 I Inspect every time before riding 53 Replace every 2 years Engine/transmission oil and filter 63 R R Air filter 71 I I Gear lubricant (Front differential - 63 I I rear drive) 63 Replace every 4 years V-Belt 73 I I Spark arrester/muffler 74 C Tires/air pressure 73/33 I Inspect every time before riding * Brake components 64/65 I Inspect every time before riding Brake fluid 64 I *Replace every 2 years Brake hoses 65 I *Replace every 4 years * Steering I Inspect every time before riding * Suspension (Ball joint boots, drive axle boots front and rear, tie rods, differential and rear drive I Inspect every time before riding bellows) * Chassis nuts and bolts I T Frame/welds/racks I I Electrical connections I I Headlights/taillight-brakelight 75 I Inspect every time before riding Air filter housing drains 72 I Inspect every time before riding I=Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, replace as necessary * = Dealer maintenance T=Tighten R = Replace C = Clean 60 LIQUID 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. CAUTION FI476 2. Move the panel forward until free of the ATV. The cooling system capacity can be found in the specification chart. The cooling system should be inspected daily for leakage and damage. If leakage or damage is detected, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Also, the coolant level should be checked periodically. CF133A 3. Carefully rotate the radiator cap counterclockwise to release pressure; then remove the cap. 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. CF142A 4. Add coolant as necessary; then install the radiator cap and access panel. To check/add coolant, use the following procedure. 1. Remove the four screws from the radiator access panel. 61 GENERAL MAINTENANCE 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. When filling the cooling system, use a coolant/water mixture which will satisfy the coldest anticipated weather conditions of the area in accordance with the coolant manufacturer’s recommendations. While the cooling system is being filled, air pockets may develop; therefore, run the engine for five minutes after the initial fill, shut the engine off, and then fill the cooling system to the bottom of the stand pipe in the radiator neck. The shock absorber has a spring force adjustment sleeve with five adjustment positions to allow the spring to be adjusted for different riding and loading conditions. If the spring action is too soft or too stiff, adjust it according to the chart.  NOTE: Use a good quality, biodegradable glycol-based, automotive-type antifreeze. ! WARNING Never check the coolant level when the engine is hot or the cooling system is under pressure. 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 CD453  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 Each shock absorber should be visibly 4 checked weekly for excessive fluid leakage (some seal leakage may be 5 observed but it does not indicate the Stronger Stiff shock is in need of replacement), cracks or breaks in the lower case, or a bent shock rod. If any one of these con- GENERAL ditions is detected, replacement is nec- LUBRICATION essary. Heavy Cables  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. 62 None of the cables require lubrication; however, it is advisable to lubricate the ends of the cables periodically with a good cable lubricant. Engine/Transmission Oil and Filter 5. Using the oil filter wrench and a ratchet handle (or a socket or boxend wrench), remove the old oil filter and dispose of properly. Do not re-use oil filter. 9. Start the engine (while the ATV is outside on level ground) and allow it to idle for a few minutes. 10. Turn the engine off and wait approximately one minute. Recheck the oil level. CF109M 11. Inspect the area around the drain plug and oil filter for leaks. 3. Remove the drain plug from the bottom of the engine and drain the Front Differential And Rear Drive Gear oil into a drain pan. Lubricant (Inspecting/ Changing) Inspect and change the gear lubricant in each according to the Maintenance Schedule. When changing the lubricant, use approved SAE 80W-90 hypoid oil and use the following procedure. 1. Place the ATV on level ground. 733-441A 4. Remove the oil filter plug from the filter mounting boss (located on the front-right side of the transmission case) and allow the filter to drain completely. 2. Remove each oil filler plug. 3. Drain the oil into a drain pan by removing in turn the drain plug from each. 63 GENERAL MAINTENANCE  NOTE: Refer to the recommended oil viscosity chart (on page 57) in this manual for the  NOTE: Clean up any excess oil proper engine oil. after removing the filter. Change the engine oil and oil filter at 6. Apply oil to the new filter O-ring the scheduled intervals. The engine and check to make sure it is posishould always be warm when the oil is tioned correctly; then install the changed so the oil will drain easily and new oil filter. Tighten securely. completely. 7. Install the oil filter drain plug and 1. Park the ATV on level ground. tighten securely. 2. Remove the oil filler plug. Be 8. Install the engine drain plug and careful not to allow contaminates tighten it securely. Pour the recomto enter the opening. mended oil in the filler hole. Install filler plug. CF116A CF107B  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants. 6. Install the filler plugs. HYDRAULIC HAND BRAKE CF106C 4. After all the oil has been drained, install the drain plugs and tighten securely. CAUTION ! WARNING Be sure to inspect the hydraulic brake system before each use. Always maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule. Brake Fluid Inspect the oil for any signs of metal filings or water. If found, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for servicing. Check the brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir. If the level in the reservoir is not visible in the sight glass, add DOT 4 brake fluid. 5. Pour recommended oil into each filler hole. 738-420A CF113A CF113A  NOTE: If the sight glass appears dark, there is a sufficient amount of fluid in the reservoir. CAUTION Be careful not to spill any fluid when filling the brake fluid reservoir. Wipe away spilled fluid immediately. 64 Brake Lever Lock 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. 738-420B 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. PR376B 4. Install the wheel and tighten using a crisscross pattern to 40 ft-lb. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. AUXILIARY BRAKE 3. Attempt to push the ATV. The auxiliary brake must be maintained to be fully functional.  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. 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 thickness of each of the brake pads as follows: ! WARNING Be sure to inspect the auxiliary brake system before each use. Always maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule. 1. Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. The fluid level must be maintained between the MAX and MIN level marks. If the level in the reservoir is low, add DOT 4 brake fluid. 1. Remove a front wheel. 2. Measure the thickness of each brake pad. CD474A  NOTE: The brake fluid reservoir is located under the seat. 65 GENERAL MAINTENANCE Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the brake (when engaged) locks the wheels. 2. Press the auxiliary brake pedal Tie Rod Boots (Inner several times to check for firm- and Outer/Right and ness. Left) 3. If the pedal is not firm, the system must be bled.  NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this service. PROTECTIVE RUBBER BOOTS The protective boots should be inspected periodically according to the Maintenance Schedule. Ball Joint Boots (Upper and Lower/ Right and Left) CC792 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels. 2. Remove both front wheels. 3. Inspect the four tie rod boots for cracks, tears, or perforations. 4. Check the tie rod end free-play by grasping the tie rod near the end and attempting to move it up and down. 5. If boot damage is present or tie rod end free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. CC791 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand Drive Axle Boots 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. 66 CC793 1. Remove the battery hold-down; then disconnect the battery cables (negative cable first). 2. Disconnect the vent hose. CF125A  NOTE: If battery posts, cable 1. Inspect all drive axle boots for ends, or the battery case has a cracks, tears, or perforations. build-up of white/green powder residue, apply water and baking 2. If boot damage is present, contact soda to neutralize acid; then flush an authorized Arctic Cat ATV off with warm soapy water. dealer for service. 4. Using a wire brush, clean the batBATTERY tery posts and cable ends removing all corrosive buildup. Replace The battery is located under the seat. damaged cables or cable ends. After being in service, batteries require 5. Add clean distilled water to bring regular cleaning and recharging in fluid level to the UPPER level line. order to deliver peak performance and maximum service life. The following ! WARNING procedures are recommended for cleaning and maintaining lead-acid bat- Battery acid is harmful if it conteries. Always read and follow instruc- tacts eyes, skin, or clothing. Care tions provided with battery chargers must be taken whenever handling and battery products. a battery.  NOTE: Battery maintenance can be performed by the ATV owner if qualified to do so. If the owner does not feel qualified, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this service. This service is at the discretion and expense of the ATV owner. ! 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. CAUTION Never use electrolyte (sulfuric acid) to “top off” the battery. Use only distilled water or severe battery damage may occur. 6. Using a multimeter, test the battery voltage. The meter must read at least 12.5 DC Volts for a fully charged battery.  NOTE: At this point, if the meter reads as specified, the battery may be returned to service (see step 10). 7. If the meter reads less than specified voltage, charge the battery using the following guidelines. 67 GENERAL MAINTENANCE 3. Remove the battery from the battery compartment; then thoroughly wash the battery and battery compartment with soap and water. A. When using an automatic battery charger, always follow the charger manufacturer’s instructions. 8. After charging the battery for the specified time, remove the battery charger and allow the battery to sit for 1-2 hours. B. When using a constant-current battery charger, use the following Battery Charging Chart. 9. 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. CAUTION Never exceed the standard charging rate. ! WARNING 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 Charge Time Charge Voltage Required State (DC) (at 1.5-2.0 Amps) 12.5 or more 100% None 12.2-12.4 75%-99% 3-6 hours 12.0-12.2 50%-74% 5-11 hours 11.0-11.9 25%-49% 13 hours (minimum) 11.5 or less 0-24% 20 hours (minimum)  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. 68  NOTE: If voltage in step 9 is below specifications, charge the battery an additional 1-5 hours; then retest. Recheck electrolyte level and the battery is ready for service. 10. 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. 11. Connect the battery cables (positive cable first); then install the battery hold-down. CAUTION Connecting cables in reverse (positive to negative and negative to positive) can cause serious damage to the electrical system.  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. 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. Jump-Starting 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. 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.  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 CAUTION emergency, it may be necessary to jump-start a vehicle. If so, use the Always make sure the electrical sysfollowing procedure to carefully tems are of the same voltage and and safely complete this procedure. ground polarity prior to connecting ! 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. 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,  NOTE: Make sure all switches on remove the battery cover and any the vehicle to be jump-started are terminal boots. 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. 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. 69 GENERAL MAINTENANCE A. Remove the battery cover; then connect the charger leads (positive cable first) directly to the battery. 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). 10. Remove the jumper cables in opposite order of hook-up (4, 3, 2, 1). Be careful not to short cables against bare metal.  NOTE: Have the battery and electrical system checked prior to operating the vehicle again. 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. 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. 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. ! 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. 8. Stand well away from the dead ATV-0051 battery and start the vehicle with the good battery. Allow the vehi- Adjust the gap to 0.7-0.8 mm (0.028cle to run for several minutes 0.032 in.) for proper ignition. Use a applying some charge to the dead feeler gauge to check the gap. battery. 9. Start the vehicle with the dead battery and allow it to run for several minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables. 70 ! 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 ATV-0052 When installing the spark plug, be sure to tighten it securely. A new spark plug should be tightened 1/2 turn once the washer contacts the cylinder head. A used spark plug should be tightened 1/8 - 1/4 turn once the washer contacts the cylinder head. To adjust the throttle cable free-play: 1. Loosen the jam nut from the throttle cable adjuster. 2. Slide the rubber boot away and turn the adjuster until the throttle lever has proper free-play of 3-6 mm (1/8-1/4 in.).  NOTE: The idle adjustment screw is located on the right-hand side of the carburetor. To adjust idle RPM: 1. Start the engine and warm it up to normal operating temperature. 2. Turn the idle adjustment screw in or out until the engine idles at 1250-1350 RPM. ATV-0047 3. Tighten the knurled nut against the throttle cable adjuster securely; then slide the rubber boot over the adjuster. AIR FILTER AF920 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. 71 GENERAL MAINTENANCE ENGINE IDLE RPM ADJUSTMENT CAUTION Failure to inspect the air filter frequently if the ATV is used in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions can damage the engine. 1. Remove the appropriate reinstallable rivets securing the storage compartment. 4. Fill a wash pan larger than the element with a non-flammable 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. 5. Squeeze the element by pressing it between the palms of both hands to remove excess solvent. Do not twist or ring 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. CF260A 2. Raise the storage compartment cover; then slide the cover forward and off the compartment. Remove the storage compartment. 8. Squeeze the element to remove excess oil. CAUTION A torn air filter can cause damage to the ATV engine. Dirt and dust may get inside the engine if the element 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. CD669 10. Install the air filter and cover. 11. Install the compartment and lid; then install appropriate reinstallable rivets. AIR FILTER HOUSING DRAINS CD671 3. Unsnap the four spring-clip fasteners and remove the air filter cover. 72 Inspect the “duck bill” drain beneath the main housing for debris and for proper sealing.  NOTE: The V-belt and pulleys should be inspected every 500 miles and the belt replaced (if necessary). TIRES ! WARNING CAUTION The drain on the right side of the housing is on the “clean air” side of the air filter. Any leak in this drain will allow unfiltered air to enter the engine. Severe engine damage could occur. DRAINING V-BELT COVER Tire Tread Condition The use of worn-out tires on an ATV is very dangerous. A tire is considered to be worn out when the depth of the tread is less than 3 mm (1/8 in.). Be sure to replace the tires before reaching this minimum specification. CF110A  NOTE: If the ATV has been driven through water, the V-belt cover must be drained of any water. 1. Place the ATV on a level surface. 0732-649 ! WARNING The use of worn-out tires can be dangerous and can increase the risk of an accident. 2. Remove the drain bolt from the cover and allow the water to drain Tire Replacement out. The ATV has low-pressure tubeless 3. Shift the range lever to the neutral tires. Air is sealed by the contact surfaces of the inner wheel rim and the tire position; then start the engine. bead. If either the inner wheel rim or 4. Increase and decrease engine RPM tire bead is damaged, air may leak. Be several times to “blow out” any extremely careful not to damage these water; then stop the engine. areas when replacing tires. 5. Install the drain bolt and tighten securely. 73 GENERAL MAINTENANCE KX045A Always use the size and type of tires as specified. Refer to the ATV Specifications chart for proper tire inflation pressure, and always maintain proper tire inflation pressure. 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 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. ! WARNING When breaking the tire bead loose from the wheel, be extremely careful not to damage the inner wheel surface or the tire bead. Wait until the muffler cools to avoid burns. ! WARNING 1. Remove the three cap screws securing the spark arrester assembly to the muffler. Use only Arctic Cat approved tires when replacing tires. Failure to do so could result in unstable ATV operation. Tubeless Tire Repair 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. CF105A 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. CF104 2. Using a suitable brush, clean the carbon deposits from the screen taking care not to damage the screen.  NOTE: If the screen or gasket is damaged in any way, it must be 6. Install the wheel and install the lug replaced. nuts. 3. Install the spark arrester assembly 7. Tighten the nuts in a crisscross and secure with the three cap pattern to 40 ft-lb. screws. Tighten cap screws to 48 in.-lb. 5. Remove the wheel. 74 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. 12V/27W (4) 12V/8W/27W CAUTION Use only specified bulbs indicated in the chart as replacement bulbs. Headlight CF135A 2. To remove the bulb from the socket, pull it straight out of the socket. 3. To install the bulb, push it straight into the socket.  NOTE: The bulb portion of the 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. To replace the headlight bulb, use the following procedure. 1. Rotate the bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove from the headlight housing; then disconnect from the wiring harness. 2. Connect the new bulb assembly to the wiring harness connector; then insert into the headlight housing and rotate fully clockwise. 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. CF132A 4. Insert the socket into the housing and rotate it clockwise. CHECKING/ ADJUSTING HEADLIGHT AIM The headlights can be adjusted vertically and horizontally. The geometric center of the HIGH beam light zone is to be used for vertical and horizontal aiming. 1. Position the ATV on a level floor so the headlights are approximately 6.1 m (20 ft) from an aiming surface (wall or similar aiming surface). Taillight/Brakelight To replace the taillight/brakelight bulb, use the following procedure. 1. Rotate the socket counterclockwise and remove it from the housing. 75 GENERAL MAINTENANCE Headlight Taillight/Brakelight FUSES The fuses are located in a power distribution module under the seat. If there is any type of electrical system failure, always check the fuses first.  NOTE: To remove the fuse, compress the locking tabs on either side of the fuse cover and lift out. ATV-0070  NOTE: There should be an average operating load on the ATV when adjusting the headlight aim. 2. Measure the distance from the floor to the mid-point of each headlight. 3. Using the measurements obtained in step 2, make horizontal marks on the aiming surface. 4. Make vertical marks which intersect the horizontal marks on the aiming surface directly in front of the headlights. 1411-502 CAUTION 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. 5. Switch on the lights. Make sure the HIGH beam is on. DO NOT ELECTRICAL OUTPUT USE LOW BEAM. TERMINALS 6. Observe each headlight beam aim. Proper aim is when the most intense beam is centered on the vertical mark 5 cm (2 in.) below the horizontal mark on the aiming surface. Two output terminals for electrical accessories are located on the front and rear wiring harnesses. The accessory plug is located on the instrument pod. CAUTION 7. Adjust each headlight until correct Always use electrical accessories aim is obtained by turning the less than 180W. knob clockwise to raise or counterclockwise to lower the beam. STORAGE COMPARTMENT/ TOOLS A basic tool kit is provided with the ATV. Maintain the tool kit with the ATV at all times. CD714A 76 ATV-1097 AL675 GENERAL MAINTENANCE The storage compartment is above the engine in front of the seat. 77 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. 1. Clean the seat cushion (cover and base) with a damp cloth and allow to dry. 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. 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 and plungers of the shock absorbers. 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 to the bottom of the stand pipe in the radiator neck with properly mixed coolant. 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. 3. Either drain the gas tank or add a fuel stabilizer to the gas in the gas tank. Remove the air filter housing cover and air filter. Start the 10. Store the ATV indoors in a level position. engine and allow it to idle; then using Arctic Cat Engine Preserver, rapidly inject the preserver into the CAUTION air filter opening for a period of 10 Avoid storing outside in direct sunto 20 seconds. Install the air filter light and avoid using a plastic and housing cover. CAUTION If the interior of the air filter housing is dirty, clean the area before starting the engine. 78 cover as moisture will collect on the ATV causing rusting. 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. 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. 4. Change the engine/transmission 10. Make sure the steering moves oil and filter. freely and does not bind. 5. Check the coolant level and add properly mixed coolant as necessary. 6. Charge the battery; then install. Connect the battery cables making sure to connect the positive cable first. 11. Check the spark plug. Clean or replace as necessary. 12. Follow the recommendations found in the pre-start inspection. CAUTION Before installing the battery, make sure the ignition switch is in the OFF position. 79 NOTES 80 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 Oil Filter Drive Belt Air Filter Brake Pads Light Bulbs Spark Plug(s) The following will VOID Arctic Cat’s warranty: Torn or Punctured Upholstery Cracks or Gouges in Body Panels Drive/Driven Clutch Wear Parts 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. 81 WARRANTY PROCEDURE/ OWNER RESPONSIBILITY At the time of sale, an ATV Rider Training Certificate and Owner Registration form 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. 82 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. 83 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. 85 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. 86 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 emission-related 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 SensorI SC Valve Crankshaft Position Sensor Miscellaneous Items Used in Aforementioned Systems Ignition System Switches Connectors Grommets Ignition Coil Clamps Knock Sensor System Hoses Spark Plugs Ties Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) Module Gaskets Magneto Pick-Up 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. 87 INDEX Accessories ........................................................ 32 Active Riding....................................................... 23 Air Filter .............................................................. 71 Air Filter Housing Drains..................................... 72 Alcohol (Effects).................................................. 29 Battery ................................................................ 67 Boots (Protective) ............................................... 66 BONE-C.............................................................. 35 Brake Fluid.......................................................... 64 Brake (Auxiliary) ................................................. 65 Brake (Hand) ...................................................... 49 Brake (Hand - Hydraulic) .................................... 64 Brake Lever Lock ........................................... 49,65 Brake Pads ......................................................... 65 Brake Pads (Burnishing)..................................... 58 Brake Pedal (Auxiliary) ....................................... 51 Braking/Stopping ................................................ 37 Break-In Procedure ............................................ 57 Cables ................................................................ 62 Carburetor Float Bowl Drain ............................... 54 Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer........................................... 83 Choices (Personal) ............................................. 28 Clothing and Gear .............................................. 18 Cold Weather Driving ......................................... 45 Condition of the ATV ........................................... 20 Controls (Locations and Functions).................... 47 Cooling System (Liquid) ..................................... 61 Crossing Obstacles ............................................ 43 Crossing Roads .................................................. 45 Crossing Water ................................................... 44 Declaration of Conformity ................................... 91 Dismounting the ATV .......................................... 37 Drive Select Switch............................................. 48 Electrical Output Terminals................................. 76 Emission Control System Limited Warranty ....... 86 Emission Control Warranty Statement................ 85 Emission Control Statement/Warranty Coverage (U.S.) ............................................. 87 Environment ....................................................... 24 Equipment .......................................................... 26 Experienced/Trained Riders ............................... 30 First Aid .............................................................. 21 Fuel Pump (Vacuum) .......................................... 53 Fuses ................................................................. 76 Gasoline (Recommended).................................. 56 Gas Tank (Filling)................................................ 57 General Information............................................ 47 Handling the ATV ................................................ 38 Hangtags .............................................................. 7 Headlight Aim (Checking/Adjusting) ................... 75 Headlight HI/LO Switch ...................................... 50 Hoses (Brake/Gas/Vent) ................................ 65,53 Identification Numbers........................................ 47 Idle RPM Adjustment.......................................... 71 Ignition Switch Key ............................................. 47 Inexperienced/Untrained Riders ......................... 30 Jump-Starting Battery......................................... 69 K-Turns ............................................................... 40 Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance.................... 38 Light Bulb Replacement ..................................... 75 Load Capacity Ratings Chart ............................. 27 Lubricant (Inspecting/Changing)......................... 63 Lubricant (Recommended - Front Differential/Rear Drive)................................... 57 Lubrication (General).......................................... 62 Maintenance (General)....................................... 59 Maintenance Record .......................................... 89 Maintenance Schedule ....................................... 60 Mounting the ATV ............................................... 35 Muffler/Spark Arrester ........................................ 74 Oil and Filter ....................................................... 63 88 Oil Level Stick ..................................................... 54 Oil (Recommended - Engine/Transmission) ....... 56 Operating Maneuvers (Basic) ............................. 35 Operation/Maintenance (Division II).................... 32 Parking................................................................ 37 Parts.................................................................... 32 Parts and Controls (Locations) ........................... 34 Preface................................................................ 32 Prevention ........................................................... 18 Primer - Cold Start .............................................. 53 Protect Your Sport................................................. 1 Quick Turns ......................................................... 39 Rack Loading (Front and Rear)........................... 55 Responsibility...................................................... 30 Reverse Override Switch .................................... 50 Reversing ............................................................ 44 Rider Training Course ........................................... 6 Riding Downhill ................................................... 41 Riding Uphill........................................................ 41 Safety Alert ........................................................... 5 Safety (Division I).................................................. 3 Safety Flag Bracket............................................. 55 Seat Latch........................................................... 54 Sharp Turns ........................................................ 39 Shifting ........................................................... 36,48 Shock Absorbers................................................. 62 Sidehilling/Traversing .......................................... 42 SIPDE ................................................................. 29 Skidding or Sliding .............................................. 44 Sound Judgment................................................. 24 Spark Plug .......................................................... 70 Specifications...................................................... 33 Speedometer/LCD .............................................. 51 Speedrack........................................................... 27 Starter Button...................................................... 50 Starting a Cold Engine........................................ 36 Starting the Engine ............................................. 35 Stopping the ATV ................................................ 46 Stopping the Engine............................................ 46 Stop Switch (Emergency) ................................... 50 Storage Compartment ........................................ 76 Storage (Preparation After)................................. 79 Storage (Preparation For) ................................... 78 Supervision ......................................................... 30 Survival ............................................................... 21 Swerving ............................................................. 42 T-CLOC ............................................................... 20 Temperature Adjustments ................................... 36 Those Around You .............................................. 26 Throttle Cable Adjustment .................................. 71 Throttle Lever ...................................................... 50 Throttle Limiter Screw ......................................... 51 Tips .................................................................... 44 Tire Inflation Pressure......................................... 33 Tire Replacement................................................ 73 Tires ................................................................... 73 Tire Tread Condition............................................ 73 Tire Repair (Tubeless)......................................... 74 Tools.................................................................... 76 Towing................................................................. 55 Trailering ............................................................. 55 Transporting ATV ................................................ 56 V-Belt Cover (Draining) ....................................... 73 Warning Information.............................................. 8 Warning Labels ..................................................... 8 Warnings............................................................... 9 Warranty (Limited)............................................... 81 Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility ......... 82 Wheels ................................................................ 74 Wide Turns .......................................................... 39 MAINTENANCE RECORD DATE MILEAGE SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES 89 MAINTENANCE RECORD DATE 90 MILEAGE SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES 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: 650 H1 4x4 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 91 NOTES 92 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 (218) 681-9851 - U.S. (204) 982-1772 - Canada p/n 2258-623