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Summary of Content
Operator’s Manual 2012 ATV 150 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. SHARE OU R PASSION. TM 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 800-887-2887; Canadian owners, call 613-739-1535. Un cours d’instruction est disponible: pour les propriétaires canadiens, composez le 613-739-1535. Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations: ! The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BE ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. ! WARNING WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION CAUTION, without the safety alert symbol, is used to address practices not related to personal injury.  NOTE: 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 Congratulations and thank you from Arctic Cat Inc. for purchasing an ARCTIC CAT® All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). It is designed to provide superior ride, comfort, utility, and dependable service. This Operator’s Manual is furnished to make the operator aware of proper operating procedures. It also includes information about the general care and maintenance of your ATV. 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. Children differ in skills, physical abilities, and judgment. Some children may not be able to operate an ATV safely. Parents should supervise their child’s use of the ATV at all times. Parents should permit continued use only if they determine that the child has the ability to operate the ATV safely. Carefully read the following pages. If you have any questions regarding this ATV, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for assistance. Remember, only authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealers have the knowledge and facilities to provide you with the best service possible. Protect Your Sport • • • • Know all local, state/provincial riding laws, Respect your ATV, Respect the environment, and You will gain the respect of others. We also advise you to strictly follow the recommended maintenance program as outlined. This preventive maintenance program is designed to ensure that all critical components on this ATV are thoroughly inspected at various intervals. All information in this manual is based on the latest product data and specifications available at the time of printing. Arctic Cat Inc. reserves the right to make product changes and improvements which may affect illustrations or explanations without notice. At the time of publication, all information and illustrations in this manual were technically correct. Some illustrations used in this manual 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. Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age. Category Age (Years) Speed Limitations (MPH) NOTES Y-12+ 12 or Older 15 - Limited 30 - Maximum Operate Under Adult Supervision T-14 14 or Older 20 - Limited 30 - Limited 38 - Maximum Operate Under Adult Supervision G&S 16 or Older According to Local Regulations — 1 Table of Contents Foreword.............................................................................................. 1 Parts and Accessories ....................................................................... 1 DIVISION I RIDER AWARENESS/RESPONSIBILITY ATV Safety Alert.................................................................................. 4 Rider Training Course ........................................................................ 5 Hangtag & Warning Labels ................................................................ 6 Warnings ........................................................................................ 7-13 Prevention .................................................................................... 14-17 Clothing and Gear ........................................................................ 14 Condition of the ATV..................................................................... 15 T-CLOC .................................................................................. 15 First Aid and Survival ................................................................... 16 Active Riding..................................................................................... 18 Sound Judgment ......................................................................... 19-22 Those Around You ........................................................................ 19 Environment ................................................................................. 19 Equipment .................................................................................... 20 Load Capacity Ratings Chart ....................................................... 20 Personal Choices ......................................................................... 21 SIPDE .................................................................................... 22 Supervision ....................................................................................... 23 Taking Responsibility .................................................................... 23 Inexperienced Riders ............................................................. 23 Experienced Riders................................................................ 23 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE ATV Specifications ........................................................................... 24 Location of Controls......................................................................... 25 ATV Operation.............................................................................. 26-32 Basic Operating Maneuvers ......................................................... 26 Starting the Engine ................................................................ 26 BONE-C ................................................................................. 26 Starting A Cold Engine........................................................... 27 Handling the ATV (Active Riding Techniques) .............................. 27 Tips............................................................................................... 28 General Information..................................................................... 33-38 ATV Identification Numbers .......................................................... 33 2 Ignition Switch Key........................................................................ 33 Control Locations and Functions .................................................. 33 LCD/Indicator Lights ..................................................................... 35 Gas/Vent Hoses ............................................................................ 36 Carburetor Float Bowl Drain ......................................................... 36 Oil Level Stick ............................................................................... 36 Seat Lock ...................................................................................... 36 Safety Flag/Bracket....................................................................... 36 Transporting ATV .......................................................................... 36 Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant .................................................................. 37 Engine Break-In ............................................................................ 38 General Maintenance ................................................................... 39-49 Maintenance Schedule ................................................................. 39 Shock Absorbers .......................................................................... 40 General Lubrication ...................................................................... 40 Hand Brake Systems .................................................................... 41 Brake Lever Lock .................................................................... 41 Suspension/Steering Arm Bushings ............................................. 42 Tie Rod Boots ............................................................................... 42 Battery .......................................................................................... 42 Spark Plug .................................................................................... 45 Engine Idle RPM Adjustment........................................................ 45 Throttle Cable Adjustment ............................................................ 46 Air Filter ........................................................................................ 46 Drive Chain Condition/Adjustment ................................................ 47 Tires.............................................................................................. 47 Wheels.......................................................................................... 48 Bulb Replacement ........................................................................ 48 Fuse.............................................................................................. 49 Storage Compartment/Tools ......................................................... 49 Preparation For Storage ................................................................... 50 Preparation After Storage ................................................................ 51 Declaration of Conformity ................................................................ 52 Limited Warranty ............................................................................... 53 Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility .................................... 54 Arctic Cat Emission Control System Limited Warranty ................ 55 U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/Warranty Coverage (U.S. Only) ............................................................................................... 56 Change Of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer ................. 57 Maintenance Record .................................................................... 59-60 Identification Numbers Record............................. Inside Back Cover 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 or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions. SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH can result if you do not follow these instructions: • Parents: It is very important that your child or children understand and follow the instructions and warnings contained in this manual before operating this ATV under adult supervision. Also, it is very important that you take time to watch the Safety DVD (included in the Owner’s Packet) with your child or children. It contains important operating and safety instructions. • Read this manual and all labels carefully and follow the operating procedures described. • Never operate an ATV without proper instruction. Take a training course. Beginners should receive training from a certified instructor. Contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada) to find out about the training course nearest you. • Never allow anyone under 14 years of age to operate this ATV. • Never allow a child to operate a T-14 ATV without adult supervision and never allow continued use of an ATV by a child if the child does not have the abilities to operate it safely. • Some operators, even at the age of 14, may not be able to operate an ATV safely; parents should supervise such operator 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. • Never carry a passenger. • Never permit a guest to operate this ATV unless the guest has read this manual and all product labels and has completed a certified training course. • Never operate an ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets. • Never operate this ATV on any public street, highway, or road (even a dirt or gravel one). ! WARNING • Never operate an ATV without wearing an approved helmet that fits properly. You should also wear eye protection (goggles or face shield), gloves, boots, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and long pants. • Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating this ATV. • Never operate at excessive speeds. Always travel at a speed which is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience. • Never attempt wheelies, jumps, or other stunts. • Always inspect this ATV each time you use it to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this manual. • Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests of the ATV during operation. • 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. 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. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 3 Division I - Rider Awareness/Responsibility Division I - Rider Awareness/ Responsibility An ATV Is Not A Toy And Can Be Hazardous To Operate. An ATV Is Not A Toy And Can Be Hazardous To Operate. • 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 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 your ATV. • Never install a twist grip throttle on this ATV. • Never exceed the stated load capacity for this ATV. One operator only. No passengers. • Remove the speed limiting safety device on this ATV at your own risk. 4 ! WARNING FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or Canada Safety Council at 1-613-739-1535 (Canada). ATV Safety Alert The Consumer Product Safety Commission has concluded that ALLTERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV’s) may present a risk of DEATH or SEVERE INJURY in certain circumstances. While accidents may occur for many reasons: *** Over 2591 people, including many children, have died in accidents associated with ATV’s since 2005. *** 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. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. * NEVER ALLOW ANYONE UNDER 14 YEARS OLD TO OPERATE AN ARCTIC CAT T-14 ATV. * 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 THE TRAINING COURSE DESCRIBED ON THIS PAGE. * NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER OR RIDE AS A PASSENGER ON AN ATV. CARRYING A PASSENGER MAY UPSET THE BALANCE OF THE ATV AND MAY CAUSE IT TO GO OUT OF CONTROL. * EVERY ARCTIC CAT BRAND ATV IS DESIGNED FOR A CERTAIN AGE GROUP. NEVER RIDE AN ATV THAT IS NOT DESIGNED FOR YOUR AGE GROUP. THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL AND LABELS CONTAIN THE AGE GROUP FOR EACH ARCTIC CAT BRAND ATV. * NEVER OPERATE AN ARCTIC CAT BRAND TRANSITIONAL ATV WITHOUT PARENTAL SUPERVISION. * NEVER OPERATE AN ATV ON PAVEMENT. THE VEHICLE IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE USED ON PAVED SURFACES AND MAY BE DIFFICULT TO 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. ! WARNING * 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 YOUR ATV TO ANYONE WHO HAS NOT TAKEN A TRAINING COURSE OR HAS NOT BEEN DRIVING AN ATV FOR AT LEAST A YEAR. 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). Arctic Cat provides free rider training courses to appropriate immediate family members per ATV purchase. Others can take the training course for a small fee. See an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for details or call (800) 8872887 for training course information. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the Consumer Product Safety Commission at (800) 638-2772 or the ATV Distributors' Safety Hotline at (800) 852-5344. Visit the Arctic Cat Inc. website at www.arcticcat.com for additional product information. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 5 Division I - Rider Awareness/Responsibility To Avoid Death Or Severe Personal Injury: Hangtag & Warning Labels Your Arctic Cat ATV comes with a hangtag and several labels containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding. The labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Arctic Cat ATV dealer for a replacement. 2258-135 Pour commander des Etiquettes de Mise en Garde gratuites, voyez votre détaillant de autorisé VTT Arctic Cat pour le numéro de pièce 1436-344. KM881B KM879D 6 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. ! WARNING ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV without proper instruction and supervision. Carrying a passenger on this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN 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. 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 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 1-613739-1535 (Canada). ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD 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 POTENTIAL HAZARD Allowing anyone under age 14 to operate this ATV. Operating this ATV on paved surfaces. WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of an ATV by children can lead to severe injury or death of the child. Children may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment needed to operate the ATV safely and may be involved in a serious accident. The ATV’s tires are designed for offroad 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 A child under 14 should never operate this ATV. A child lacking the skills, abilities, or judgment needed to operate the ATV safely should never operate this ATV. A child under the age of 16 should never operate this ATV without parental supervision. ! WARNING Division I - Rider Awareness/Responsibility Warnings HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 7 Warnings ! WARNING ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. Operating this ATV without wearing an approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing. WHAT CAN HAPPEN 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 Failure to use extra care when operating the ATV on unfamiliar terrain. 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 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. 8 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. ! WARNING ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV after or while consuming alcohol or drugs. Attempting wheelies, other stunts. 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 Division I - Rider Awareness/Responsibility Warnings jumps, and WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases the chance of an accident including an overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this ATV. Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps. Don’t try to show off. ! WARNING ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV at excessive speeds or removing the speed limiting device from the ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases your chances or losing control of the ATV, which can result in an accident. 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 HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always ride at a speed that is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your age and experience. 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. 9 Warnings ! WARNING ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD POTENTIAL HAZARD Removing hands from handlebar or feet from footrests during operation. Turning improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHAT CAN HAPPEN ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or rollover. 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 handlebar and both feet on the footrests of your ATV during operation. 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 ! WARNING Operating on steep hills. Failure to use extra care when operating on rough, slippery, or loose terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV can overturn more easily on steep hills than on level surfaces or small hills. Could cause loss of traction or ATV control, which could result in an accident including an overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD 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. 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. POTENTIAL HAZARD 10 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. ! WARNING ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD POTENTIAL HAZARD Climbing hills improperly. Stalling, rolling backwards, or improperly dismounting while climbing a hill. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could result in the ATV overturning. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD 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. 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. 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 parking brake 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. NEVER OPERATE UP OR DOWN HILLS STEEPER THAN 15° ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Division I - Rider Awareness/Responsibility Warnings 11 Warnings ! WARNING ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD POTENTIAL HAZARD Going down a hill improperly. Skidding or sliding. WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. 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 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 WHAT CAN HAPPEN 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 ! WARNING Operating the ATV with improper modifications. POTENTIAL HAZARD 12 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. 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. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. ! WARNING ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills. Operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning technique as described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice first on level ground. Be very careful when turning on any hill. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill, if possible. When crossing the side of a hill: Always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual. Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to release the brake lever lock before driving the ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Driving the ATV with the brake lever lock engaged could cause a change in handling or loss of brakes and cause an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD 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 Division I - Rider Awareness/Responsibility Warnings 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 brakes. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire pressure. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of improper tires on the ATV, or operation of the ATV with improper or uneven tire pressure, may cause loss of control increasing your risk of accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always use the size and type tires specified in this Operator’s Manual for this ATV. Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this Operator’s Manual. Always release the brake lever lock before driving the ATV. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 13 Prevention Helmet Overview There are several types of helmets on the market, but make sure you wear a helmet that complies with the current standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), The Snell Memorial Foundation, or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Helmets that comply with one or more of these agency’s standards have a sticker on the inside or outside of the helmet. 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. Clothing and Gear If you drop or damage your helmet, get a new one immediately. Your helmet may not protect your head from injury if it has cracks, fissures, or other damage to its outside or core padding. 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. This is the minimum protection you need to wear during every ride: 1. Helmet 2. Eye Protection 3. Long Pants 4. Long Sleeved Shirt ATV-0004 5. Gloves Remember, your helmet won’t do you any good if the chin strap isn’t fastened. 1. DOT label 2. Snell label 3. ANSI Z90.1 label TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: N490117A1 CITY/STATE: N. HUNTINGDON, PA SEX: M AGE: 6 BODY PART: HEAD DATE ACCIDENT: 06-14-94 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. Eye Protection 6. Boots/Ankle Protection 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. 14 These helmets should provide full-face protection. Helmets should have one of these: ! WARNING Wear eye protection, such as goggles, to completely surround your eyes to prevent getting dirt or other items in your eyes. Sunglasses are not recommended; they don’t prevent objects from flying in through the sides. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 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. Gloves Your hands are targets for flying objects and branches. Along with providing skin protection, gloves will shield your hands from harsh weather. Wear gloves that are weather resistant and have a gripping surface to keep them from sliding off the handlebar. Boots/Ankle Protection Wear a boot that covers the largest possible area of your leg (preferably up to your knee) and can handle significant impact. Choosing boots with low heels and a good tread will help prevent your feet from slipping off the footrests in wet or rugged conditions or getting hurt if they get hit by rocks, dirt, or branches. 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 2. Controls and Cables 3. Lights and Electrical C L 5. Chassis and Drive Train 6. Miscellaneous Items One easy way to remember what parts you need to check is by using the acronym “T-CLOC.” It stands for: O C OIL AND FUEL CHASSIS AND DRIVE TRAIN 1. Tires and Wheels Correct tire pressure is crucial. Consult the Check: General Maintenance section of this Opera- 1. Tire pressure tor’s Manual for tire pressure guidelines. surface (tread Incorrect tire pressure can cause poor han- 2. Tire and sidewalls) dling, instability, and a loss of ATV control. While checking the tire pressure, inspect the tread and sidewalls of the tires for cracks, cuts, or other damage that could indicate they need to be replaced. 2. Controls and Cables A. Brakes Squeeze your hand brake levers. If they feel Check: soft or “squishy,” the brakes may need 1. Hand brake levers adjustment. Check the maintenance section 2. Parking brake 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 brakes. Ensure that the hand brakes are working properly; your brakes could fail during a ride if they’re not maintained. B. Throttle 4. Oil and Fuel ! WARNING T TIRES AND CONTROLS LIGHTS AND WHEELS AND CABLES ELECTRICAL Division I - Rider Awareness/Responsibility Prevention Check: The throttle should have a free, smooth 1. Free, smooth range of motion range of motion. If it seems to “stick” at any point, refer to the General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual for instructions. Driving your ATV with a sticking throttle can turn your leisurely ride into an unwelcome accident. Don’t drive your ATV if the throttle sticks. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 15 Prevention 3. Lights and Electrical Verify the brakelights, taillights, headlights, and parking lights work. Don’t drive the ATV unless all systems are working. Check the ignition switch and engine stop switch. 4. Oil and Fuel First Aid and Survival Check: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Brakelights Taillights Headlights Parking Lights Ignition switch Engine stop switch Check: Start with a full tank of gas and check engine oil before every ride. Don’t forget to check for fluid leaks around the ATV. 5. Chassis and Drive Train 1. Gas 2. Oil 3. Fluid leaks Check: 6. Miscellaneous Items Inspect your air filter. Look for debris or Check: damage that may indicate you need to 1. Air filter replace it. A clogged filter can stop an 2. Battery engine. Check your battery terminals for 3. Tighten parts, nuts, corrosion. Also, be sure to tighten any loose and bolts parts, nuts, or bolts. ! WARNING • • • • Tools Water Identification First Aid Kit For rides that are longer in duration and distance, the following additional items are recommended: Grass and leaves can gum-up your suspen- 1. Suspension arms sion and shocks. Clear and clean the suspen- 2. Shock springs sion arms, shock springs, and fenders. 3. Fenders Check smoothness by turning the handlebar 4. Steering full-left and full-right. Check that there is no 5. Drive Chain binding, restrictions, free-play, or looseness in steering components. Check and clean the drive chain and sprockets of foreign material and debris. Check drive chain adjustment. 16 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: • Cellular Phone • Maps/GPS • Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit Tools Carry these items on Routine maintenance will generally elimi- your ATV: nate the need for emergency repairs. Rid- 1. Bulbs ing on rough terrain could cause 2. Duct tape loosening of nuts, bolts, and fasteners. 3. Rope Especially on long rides, carrying the 4. Spark plugs right tools can prevent an inconvenience 5. Spare parts from becoming a crisis. 6. Tool Kit Water Water is so important that you need to carry it regardless of the duration of your ride. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can creep up suddenly and can take you out of commission. If you become dehydrated, you could find yourself physically unable to safely operate your ATV. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit 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. You’ll need several items in your Emergency Kit including a flashlight. The matches will Carry these items: 1. Flashlight come in handy if you need to start a fire to 2. Matches stay warm. Flares are appropriate for signal3. Flares ing help. A first aid kit is very important if an 4. First Aid Kit injury of some type should happen. A good 5. Money First Aid Kit should include bandages, antiseptic spray, gauze, tape, etc. Maps/GPS (Global Positioning System) 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. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 17 Division I - Rider Awareness/Responsibility Prevention 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. For complete operating instructions, see ATV OPERATION section in this manual. 18 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Weather Those Around You You need to consider the weather. It is dangerous to ride your ATV when the weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep abreast with weather forecasts. 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. 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 weight on the seat makes the ATV difficult to control. About 50% of all ATV accidents involve passengers. Other Vehicles Depending on where you’re riding, you might encounter other ATV’s, bikes, or motor vehicles on public lands. Respect the presence of cars if you’re crossing roads or riding in public areas and make yourself be seen. If you can’t see other vehicles coming, that means you’re invisible, too. Hikers With the renewed interest in hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities, people can show up in remote areas where you would never expect them. For their sake, keep your eyes open. 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. Tread Lightly and leave it as you found it. Environment The environment you operate an ATV in is often harsh and sometimes dangerous if you don’t take proper precautions. ! WARNING Terrain Always pay close attention to the terrain you’re on even if it is familiar to you. You can’t assume that the landscape you’re used to doesn’t change. Changes to landscape can happen at nearly any time. Fences can be constructed and excavations dug in a short period of time. Weather, climate, and development take their toll. Division I - Rider Awareness/Responsibility Sound Judgment 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. Night Riding 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. Make yourself visible by using headlights and taillight and pull completely off the trail if you need to stop. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 19 Sound Judgment ATV Maintenance Outsloped trails (trails that slant to allow rain to run off) make trail riding a bit more challenging. Accepting that challenge means keeping your weight shifted into the slope. Denying the challenge means sliding off the trail. You have to maintain your ATV. The General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual tells you about taking care of your ATV. If, at any time, abnormal noises, vibrations, or improper functioning of any component of this ATV is detected, DO NOT OPERATE THE ATV. Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for inspection and adjustment or repair. It also helps to know which trails you can ride and who else might be on those same trails. These are signs currently used in some areas to designate trail types and restrictions. Cargo Limitations One reason why passengers are prohib- Think about these when ited on this ATV is because their pres- dealing with weight: ence throws off the weight and balance 1. Weight distribution of the ATV. Cargo can do the same. 2. ATV speed Limit the ATV to the specified load capacity rating. The combined weight limit, including you and your personal items, is a specified amount, so consult the ATV Load Capacity Ratings Chart and monitor it carefully. Trail Signs Extra weight on the ATV will also throw you off balance if it’s not distributed evenly. Load Capacity Ratings Chart Arctic Cat ATV Load Capacity Ratings Item ATV-0068 Equipment The last thing you expected was that your ATV would break down in the middle of the field... it’s usually so reliable that sometimes you forget the ATV has its limits. Specifications (lb) (kg) Max Load Capacity 275 124 Front Rack (max) 25 11 Rear Rack (max) 50 23 Tongue Weight 35 16 Towing Capacity 300 136 Rear Rack and Tongue Weight (Max) 50 23 Max Load Capacity - Total weight of operator, tongue weight, accessories, and cargo on front and rear racks. Tongue Weight - Weight on trailer tongue. 20 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death.  NOTE: Tongue and accessory weight (winch, gun scabboard, brackets, etc.) must be included as part of the front and rear rack weights. ! WARNING Operating this ATV with improper modifications can be hazardous. Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may cause changes in handling which could lead to an accident. Never modify the ATV with improper installation or use of improper accessories. All parts and accessories installed on this ATV must be genuine Arctic Cat parts and accessories designed for use on this ATV. Install and use them according to instructions. If you have any questions, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.  NOTE: Use extra caution when operating an ATV with additional loads such as accessories and/or personal items. Handling of the ATV may be adversely affected. Reduce speed when adding additional loads. Personal Choices A safe, enjoyable ride is dependent on many personal choices. An ATV, like all motorized vehicles, can be dangerous to operate if you choose to ignore safety precautions, take unnecessary chances, or ride beyond your ability or your vehicle’s capability. Don’t allow the thrill of freedom or adventure to affect your ability to make good, safe choices. Your Physical Condition Being physically exhausted is like being Don’t ride: drunk. Try to do something that’s detail-oriented when you’re really tired, and you’ll 1. When you’re tired feel totally uncoordinated. 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. Laws and Regulations Overloading the ATV or carrying personal items improperly. 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. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Group Behavior Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident. People occasionally 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. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV. Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual pertaining to ATV loading. ! WARNING Division I - Rider Awareness/Responsibility Sound Judgment Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 21 Sound Judgment SIPDE By themselves, none of these safe behaviors and sound judgments will go very far. But when you put them all together...when you’re paying attention to how you feel, when you’re monitoring the movements of your ATV, and when you’re constantly evaluating your environment, then you’re practicing SIPDE. SIPDE is an acronym that stands for: S SCAN/ SEARCH 22 I P D E IDENTIFY PREDICT WHAT DECIDE EXECUTE THE HAZARDS WILL HAPPEN WHAT TO DO DECISION ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Remember that regardless of experience, you should never let anyone under the age of 14 operate your ATV. 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 You’re to the last letter in “PASS”... “Supervision.” You’ve just gone through the manual, and you’ve seen what’s involved. That puts you in a good position to be confident about what you know. So now it’s time to use your knowledge and supervise others who ride your ATV. Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age. Category Age (Years) Speed Limitations (MPH) NOTES Y-12+ 12 or Older 15 - Limited 30 - Maximum Operate Under Adult Supervision T-14 14 or Older 20 - Limited 30 - Limited 38 - Maximum Operate Under Adult Supervision G&S 16 or Older According to Local Regulations — Division I - Rider Awareness/Responsibility Supervision Inexperienced/Untrained Riders You can’t let people ride your ATV who don’t know what they’re doing. Unless they’ve had over a year of experience with ATV riding or taken an ATV training course, it’s your responsibility to keep them off your ATV. It can be dangerous (especially for underaged children) - all the more reason for you to be firm. Experienced/Trained Riders If anyone is going to borrow your ATV, you are responsible for their supervision. Before they ride, have them take the training course, have them watch the safety video, and have them read the Operator’s Manual. You train them. It doesn’t matter how you do it, as long as you do it. ATV’s are all a little different from the handling to the stability to the controls. So regardless of how much experience your family members have with ATV’s, they don’t have experience with your ATV. Let experienced riders get familiar with your ATV - show them the basics before they take off. You don’t want it on your conscience that someone got hurt because you didn’t tell them how to use your ATV. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 23 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance ATV Specifications ENGINE AND DRIVE Type Four-Cycle/OHC/Air Cooled Bore x Stroke 62 x 49.5 mm (2.44 x 1.95 in.) Displacement 149 cc (9.1 cu in.) Spark Plug Type DR8EA Spark Plug Gap 0.6 mm (0.024 in.) Brake Type Front Double Drum/Rear Hydraulic Disc w/Brake Lever Lock CHASSIS Length (Overall) 177.8 cm (69.9 in.) Height (Overall) 103.8 cm (40.9 in.) Width (Overall) 95.0 cm (37.4 in.) Tire Size (Front) 21 x 7-10 Tire Size (Rear) Tire Inflation Pressure 24 22 x 10-10 (Front) 27.6 kPa (4.0 psi) (Rear) 24.1 kPa (3.5 psi) MISCELLANY Dry Weight (Approx) 157.9 kg (349 lb) Gas Tank Capacity (Rated) 8.7 L (2.3 U.S. gal.) Transmission Lubricant (Recommended) SAE 80W-90 Hypoid Transmission Lubricant Capacity 300 ml (10 fl oz) Engine Oil Capacity (Approx) 1.0 L (1.06 U.S. qt) Gasoline (Recommended) 87 Octane Regular Unleaded Engine Oil (Recommended) Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic) Headlights 12V/35W/35W (2) Parking Lights 12V/5W (2) Brakelights/Taillights 12V/21W/5W (2) Starting System Electric w/Kick Start (Emergency) Specifications subject to change without notice. Location of Controls 1. Battery 2. Front Brake Lever 3. Fuel Valve 4. Seat Lock Lever 5. Tool Storage 6. Brake Lever Lock 7. Key Switch KM882A 8. Throttle Limiter 9. Throttle Lever 10. Brakelights/Taillights 11. Kick Start Lever 12. Engine Stop Switch 13. Starter Button KM879A 14. Rear Brake Lever Division II - Operation/ Maintenance 15. Oil Level Stick 16. Brake Fluid Sight Glass 17. Headlight Switch 18. Choke Lever 19. Shift Lever KM884B 20. Headlights/Parking Lights  NOTE: The ATV you have purchased may differ slightly from those shown in the figures of this manual. 25 ATV Operation Basic Operating Maneuvers Active riding and basic maneuvers are the foundation of your ATV ride. Without basic skills, it’s impossible to move to this level active riding. These are your basic maneuvers: • • • • Mounting the ATV Starting the Engine Emergency Starting Starting a Cold Engine • Braking/Stopping • Parking • Dismounting the ATV Mounting the ATV 1. From the left side, grab the left-side 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. 4. Get seated in a comfortable position. 5. Always keep your feet planted on the footrests. Starting the Engine Always start with the ATV on a flat, level surface. Carbon monoxide poisoning can kill you, so keep your ATV outside while it’s running. Follow these steps to start it up: 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. 8. As the engine warms up, slowly slide the choke lever to the off position (full right). Another way to remember the starting procedure is by using the acronym “BONE-C.” It stands for: B 0 N E C BRAKES LOCKED ON FUEL VALVE NEUTRAL AT IDLE ENGINE SWITCH CHOKE Emergency Starting This Arctic Cat ATV has an emergency kick starter to use if the electric starter becomes inoperative. To use the starter, follow this procedure. ! WARNING Be sure the brake lever lock is engaged when using the emergency kick starter. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 1. Push down on the kick starter until resistance is felt; then with a short, quick, downward stroke, start engine. 3. Turn on the fuel valve. 2. Repeat until the engine starts. 4. Turn on the ignition. 3. After making sure that the engine is warm, apply the front brakes to release the brake lever lock; then select the desired gear. 1. Mount the ATV and sit down. 5. Move the engine stop switch to RUN. 6. Set the choke lever to the full-choke position (full left). 7. Press the starter button. 26 KM002 Starting A Cold Engine  NOTE: It is very important not to touch or compress the throttle lever during the starting procedures. 1. Rotate the ignition switch key to the first position (ON). 2. Move the choke lever to the full-choke position (full left). 3. Compress the left-hand brake lever; then press on the starter button. CAUTION Do not run the starter motor for more than eight seconds per starting attempt. The starter motor may overheat causing severe starter motor damage. Allow 15 seconds between starting attempts to allow the starter motor to cool. 4. As the engine warms up (approximately 2-2 1/2 minutes), slowly move the choke lever to the off position (full right). Do not touch the throttle lever until the engine has run for at least 3 minutes. 5. Run the engine for at least 10 minutes so it is thoroughly warmed up. If the engine is run for a shorter period of time, the spark plug may not have reached a high enough temperature to burn off the excess fuel in the combustion chamber. CAUTION If unburned fuel is collected in the combustion chamber due to lack of running time, spark plug fouling will occur more easily during the next starting attempt. Braking/Stopping Coming to a stop should be a slow, easy process. Always allow plenty of room and time to stop smoothly. Sometimes quick stops are inevitable, so always be prepared. Whether you’re stopping slowly or stopping quickly, do this: 1. Compress both right and left brake levers on the handlebars to apply both the front and rear brakes. 2. If your wheels lock, release them for a second; then apply them again. 3. Never “ride” the brakes. Even maintaining minimal pressure on a brake lever will cause the brake shoes to drag on the drums and overheat the brake system. 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. Dismounting the ATV After you’ve followed the procedure for parking, it’s time to dismount. 1. Double check 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. Handling 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. 27 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance ATV Operation ATV Operation 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. 2. Move forward on the seat. 3. Lean to inside of turn. Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance Safe riding techniques include: Riding Skidding or Sliding Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance K-Turns Riding Uphill Sidehilling/Traversing Riding Downhill Wide Turns 1. Slow down. 4. Turn handlebar. Tips • • • • • • • • Sometimes your ATV may not respond and goes straight ahead instead of letting you turn. Here’s how to handle it: • • • • • • • Sharp Turns Crossing Obstacles Crossing Water Crossing Roads Cold Weather Driving Stopping the ATV Stopping the Engine 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. Riding Once the engine’s warm, the ATV is ready to go. 1. Keep your feet on the footrests and both hands on the handlebar. 2. Hold the brake levers, and release the brake lever lock. ATV-0013 3. Release the brakes slowly and apply the throttle. Skidding or Sliding ATV-0012 If you lose control after hitting sand, ice, mud, or water: 1. Turn your handlebar into the direction of the slide. 2. Keep your hand off the brakes until you’re out of the skid. 3. Shift your weight forward. 28 ATV-0024 ATV-0025 ATV Operation 9. Get back on the ATV from the uphill side, and keep your weight shifted uphill when you sit down. 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. 10. Start the engine and follow the method for riding downhill. Riding Uphill Roughly 20% of accidents happen while riding on hills and as a result of the ATV rolling or flipping. So, obviously, use extreme caution and follow this method for riding uphill. ATV-0020 ATV-0034 ATV-0019 ATV-0032 ATV-0033 1. Accelerate before you start climbing; then maintain a steady pace. 2. Lean as far forward as possible. For steeper hills, come off your seat to stand and lean forward. ATV-0036 ATV-0037 1. Stop where you are; apply the brakes. 3. If you lose speed, quickly release the throttle (so your front tires don’t lift), OR 3. Keep your body weight shifted forward. 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 4. Get off the ATV on the uphill side. 5. If you have lost all forward motion, follow the K-turn procedure. 2. Shut off the engine. 5. If you’re to the left of the ATV, turn the handlebar all the way left. 6. Partially release the brake, but lightly hold the brake lever. Never Operate Up Or Down Hills Steeper Than 15° 7. Let the ATV roll to your right side until it faces slightly downhill. 8. Reapply the brakes. 29 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance ATV-0035 ATV Operation 1. Shift your body weight as far back on the seat as possible. Sidehilling/Traversing 2. Lightly apply the brakes and ease up on the throttle. 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 ATV-0028 Wide Turns 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. ATV-0029 1. Keep your speed low and consistent. ATV-0046 2. Shift all your body weight to the uphill side of the seat; also, support your weight on the uphill footrest. 3. Steer like you’re driving into the hill. 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. ATV-0045 ATV-0044 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 3. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. Sharp Turns After mastering wide turns, practice the advanced skill of sharp turns. 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-0038 ATV-0039 ATV-0040 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-0018 30 ATV-0030 ATV-0031 ATV Operation 8. If the ATV starts tipping, shift your weight to keep it in balance. 3. You might have to lean into the turn more than you do in a wide turn. 4. If shifting your weight and balance aren’t enough to keep the ATV tires on the ground, straighten out the handlebars as much as you can. 5. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. 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 twotrack (both tires contacting the obstacle at the same time) obstacles: 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. 2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar. 3. Don’t apply the throttle. Crossing Water Your ATV can only handle water up to its footrests. Any more than that and you risk engine damage and/or personal injury. Stay away from fast moving rivers. ATV tires can be buoyant, so if the water is too deep, you might find the ATV suddenly afloat. 1. Physically check the depth and current of the water, especially if you can’t see the bottom. You’re also checking for boulders, logs, or any other hidden obstacles. 2. Keep your speed slow. 3. Make sure you have a way out on the other side of the water. ATV-0016 ATV-0026 ATV-0027 1. Keep your speed way down; less than 5 mph. 5. Once you’ve cleared the water, briefly apply the brakes to make sure they work. 2. Approach the obstacle head-on. Crossing Roads 3. Come up off the seat. Crossing roads on your ATV is also a bad idea, so avoid it. If you can’t: 4. Keep your weight on the footrests. 5. Apply a little throttle when the front tires make contact with the obstacle. 1. Stop completely on the shoulder of the road. 6. Lean forward and release the throttle when the front tires clear the obstacle. 3. Crossing near a blind corner or intersection is dangerous; don’t do it. 7. Keep your body loose to absorb any shock. 4. Drive straight across to the opposite shoulder. 2. Check both directions for traffic. 31 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance 4. If you get stuck in the sludge or mud, try rocking the ATV from side to side. ATV Operation 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. 7. It’s illegal to cross public roads in some places. Know your local laws. Cold Weather Driving ! WARNING Do not attempt to free frozen brakes by pouring warm water on the brakes.  NOTE: After the brakes thaw, dry them by applying them several times while riding slowly.  NOTE: After riding through water, mud, snow, or slush, it is important to dry the brake system before parking the ATV.  NOTE: Check that all control levers move freely. Make sure that the footrests are free of ice and snow. ! WARNING ! WARNING Go slowly and be extra careful when riding on snow-covered or ice-covered terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV. 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 brake lever lock released, 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 shoes may be frozen to the drums. 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. 32 4. Practice driving in an open snow-covered or ice-covered area at slow speeds before driving on snow-covered or ice-covered trails. 5. Learn how the ATV responds to steering and braking on the type of terrain to be encountered on the ride. Stopping The ATV To stop the ATV, first release the throttle lever. Next, apply the brake. Stopping The Engine To stop the engine, turn the ignition switch key to the OFF position or set the engine stop switch to the OFF position. General Information Control Locations and Functions ATV Identification Numbers Ignition Switch The Arctic Cat ATV has two identification numbers: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Engine Serial Number (ESN). The ignition switch has three positions. OFF position — All electrical circuits are off. The engine will not start. The key can be removed in this position. The VIN is located on the horizontal frame bar. ON position — The ignition circuit is complete, the engine can run. The key cannot be removed in this position. KM857A 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. LIGHTS position — The ignition circuit is complete and the parking lights and taillights are on. The headlight switch is active and the key cannot be removed in this position. CAUTION KM849A Always provide the ATV name, VIN, and ESN 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. Ignition Switch Key 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. Hand Brakes The hand brakes should be applied whenever a braking situation is needed. Apply the brakes by compressing the brake levers toward the handlebar. Brake Lever Lock Two keys come with the ATV. Keep the spare key in a safe place. To engage and release the brake lever lock, use the following procedure. 1. Compress the left hand brake lever. ATV-0055A 2. Depress and hold the brake lever lock. KC333A 33 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance The ESN is located on the left-side of the engine crankcase near the lower front. KM864 3. While holding the brake lever lock down, release the brake lever.  NOTE: The brake lever will not return to its released position. 4. Release the brake lever lock by compressing the brake lever. It will return to its released position. Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the brake (when engaged) locks the rear wheels. 1. Engage the brake lever lock. 2. Attempt to push the ATV.  NOTE: The brake must lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, the hydraulic brake system must be serviced. ! WARNING Headlight Switch 34 This switch will stop the engine. The engine can be started again by pressing the yellow starter button. STOP position — The ignition circuit is off. The engine cannot be started or will not run. If the KM850B engine stop switch is used to stop engine without turning off ignition switch, the battery may discharge. RUN position — The ignition circuit is on. The engine can start and run. Electric Starter Button Always check to be sure that the brake lever lock has been disengaged before operating the ATV. An accident could result if a brake is left engaged while the ATV is operated. Always block the downhill side of the wheels if leaving the ATV on a hill or park the ATV in a sidehill position. Use the headlight switch to select the high or low headlight beam or parking lights when the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS position. When the switch is in the High Beam position, the high beam will illuminate. When the switch is in the Low Beam position, the low beam will illuminate. When the switch is in the Running Lights position, the running lights will illuminate. Engine Stop Switch Pushing in on this button activates the starter motor. Before starting the engine, make sure the ignition switch is in the ON position and the brake lever lock is engaged. Throttle Lever 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. Throttle Limiter Screw KM850A KM859 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. 1. Speedometer - To select miles per hour (MPH) or kilometers per hour (KM/H), press and hold button A while watching the gauge. Release the button when the desired display is indicated. 3. Tighten the jam nut securely. 2. Odometer/Trip Meter - To select odometer (ODO) or trip meter (TRIP), press and hold button B while watching the gauge. Release the button when the desired display is indicated. While in TRIP mode, depress and hold buttons A and B to reset the trip meter to zero. Fuel Valve The fuel valve is incorporated in the gas tank. There are three positions: ON, RES, and OFF. 3. Clock - To set the clock, use the following procedure. A. Using button B, make sure the gauge is in the odometer (ODO) mode; then simultaneously depress and hold buttons A and B until the hour flashes in the clock window (approximately three seconds). KM043A Moving the valve to the reserve (RES) position will allow the operator to use the remaining gasoline in the tank. When turning the valve to any of the three positions, be sure the indicator is pointed directly at the position desired. ! WARNING Never leave the valve in the ON or RES position when the engine is not running. LCD/Indicator Lights B. Depress button B to set the hour (24-hour clock only).  NOTE: If buttons are not activated within ten seconds, the gauge will return to normal operation and step A must be repeated. C. Momentarily depress button A until the minute flashes; then depress button B to set the minute. After ten seconds, the gauge will resume normal operation. 4. Fuel Level Indicator - Indicates approximate amount of gasoline in the gas tank. 5. High Beam Indicator - The high beam indicator will illuminate when the headlight high beam is selected and the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS position.  NOTE: The LCD/indicator lights monitor several ATV functions. The gauge is backlit whenever the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS position. 6. Reverse Indicator - The reverse indicator will illuminate when the reverse position is selected with the shift lever and the ignition switch is in the ON or Lights position. KM842C 7. Neutral Indicator - The neutral indicator will illuminate when the neutral position is selected with the shift lever and the ignition switch is in the ON or LIGHTS position. 35 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance In the OFF position, the valve will not allow gasoline to flow to the carburetor. In the ON position (the normal operating position), gasoline will flow from the tank to the carburetor. Gas/Vent Hoses Replace the gas hose every two years. Damage from aging may not always be visible. Do not bend or obstruct the routing of the carburetor vent hose. Make certain that the vent hose is securely connected to the carburetor and hose holder and the opposite end is always open. Carburetor Float Bowl Drain KM846 1. To remove the seat, push the seat lock lever rearward (located at the rear of the ATV under the seat). Raise the rear end of the seat and slide it rearward. KM835A 2. To lock the seat into position, slide the front of the seat into the seat retainers and push down firmly on back of seat. The seat should automatically lock into position. 3. Tighten the drain screw securely. Oil Level Stick There is an oil level stick for checking the engine oil level. To check the oil level, use the following procedure. ! WARNING Make sure the seat is secure before mounting the ATV. Severe personal injury may result if the seat is not properly secured.  NOTE: The ATV should be KM827A Safety Flag/Bracket A bracket is provided for mounting a flag at the rear of the ATV. The flag should be displayed to make the ATV more visible. 1. Unscrew the oil level stick and wipe it with a clean cloth. Transporting ATV 2. Install the oil level stick completely into the engine crankcase. 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. KM022A 36 CAUTION Seat Lock 2. Loosen the drain screw and allow the gasoline and condensation to flow out. on level ground when checking the engine oil level. 3. Remove the oil level stick; the engine oil level should be between the lower level and upper level on the stick. Do not overfill the engine with oil. Always make sure the oil level is between the lower and upper levels on the stick. Periodically, the float bowl should be drained to remove condensation. To drain the float bowl, use the following procedure. 1. Place a suitable container beneath the float bowl drain hose.  NOTE: The oil level stick should be threaded into the engine crankcase for checking purposes. 1. Engage the brake lever lock and place the transmission in gear. Failure to engage the brake lever lock and place the transmission in gear could result in the ATV rolling off the trailer in the event of tie-down strap failure. 2. Turn the fuel valve OFF. 3. Secure the ATV with load rated hold-down straps.  NOTE: Suitable hold-down straps are available from your Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Ordinary rope is not recommended because it can stretch under load. CAUTION When using hold-down straps, care must be taken not to damage the ATV. Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant 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 Recommended Engine Oil CAUTION Any oil used in place of the recommended oil could cause serious engine damage. Do not use oils which contain graphite or molybdenum additives. These oils can adversely affect clutch operation. Also, not recommended are racing, vegetable, non-detergent, and castor-based oils. The recommended oil to use is Arctic Cat ACX All Weather synthetic engine oil, which has been specifically formulated for use in this Arctic Cat engine. Although Arctic Cat ACX All Weather synthetic engine oil is the only oil recommended for use in this engine, use of any API certified SM 0W-40 oil is acceptable. OILCHARTJ Recommended Transmission Lubricant  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants. The recommended transmission lubricant to use is SAE 80W-90 hypoid. CAUTION Any lubricant used in place of the recommended one could cause serious transmission damage. Do not use white gas. Only Arctic Cat approved gasoline additives should be used. 37 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance CAUTION Engine Break-In Filling Gas Tank ! WARNING Always fill the gas tank in a well-ventilated area. Never add gasoline to the ATV gas tank near any open flames or with the engine running or hot. DO NOT SMOKE while filling the gas tank. Since gasoline expands as its temperature increases, the gas tank must be filled to its rated capacity only. Expansion room must be maintained in the tank particularly if the tank is filled with cold gasoline and then moved to a warm area. ATV-049B 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 overfill or over-flow gasoline when filling the gas tank. A fire hazard could materialize. Always allow the engine to cool before filling the gas tank. Tighten the gas tank cap securely after filling the tank. 38 New ATV’s and renewed ATV engines require a “break-in” period. The first month is most critical to the life of this ATV. Proper operation during this break-in period will help assure maximum life and performance from the ATV. During the first 3 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 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. 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. Maintenance after break-in should include checking of all prescribed adjustments and tightening of all fasteners. At the discretion and expense of the owner/operator, the ATV may be taken to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this initial service. General Maintenance Maintenance Schedule optimum performance. Follow the Maintenance Schedule and all ensuing maintenance instructions/information. If, at any time, abnormal noises, vibrations, or improper functioning of any component of this ATV is detected, DO NOT OPERATE THE ATV. Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for inspection and adjustment or repair. Item Page Initial Service (First Monthly Quarterly Annually Week) Air filter 46 I Battery 42 I I I I *Brake components 41 I Inspect every time before riding 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. Lights 48 I Inspect every time before riding Carburetor float bowl 36 I *Chassis nuts and bolts — I  NOTE: The following instructions and information refer to * Drive chain 47 I specific items in the maintenance and care of the ATV. Electrical connections — I I Transmission lubricant 40 R I Engine oil 40 R R** Fuel filter — I I Idle RPM 45 I Chassis — Shock absorbers 40 Spark plug 45 *Steering — I Inspect every time before riding *Suspension (Front tie rods/protective boots/ bushings) 42 I Inspect every time before riding Tire air pressure 24 I Inspect every time before riding Tire wear 48 I Throttle cable 46 I C T T T Inspect every time before riding I I C, L I I C I Inspect every time before riding I = Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, replace as necessary * Dealer maintenance ** When using Arctic Cat ACX All Weather synthetic oil, oil change interval can be increased to every 1,000 miles or every year. C = Clean L = Lubricate R = Replace T = Tighten 39 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance  NOTE: Proper maintenance of the ATV is important for Shock Absorbers Each shock absorber should be visibly checked weekly for excessive fluid leakage (some seal leakage may be observed but it does not indicate the shock is in need of replacement), cracks or breaks in the lower case, or a bent shock rod. If any one of these conditions is detected, replacement is necessary.  NOTE: When the ATV is operated in extremely cold weather (-23°C/-10°F or colder), a small amount of leakage may be present. Unless the leakage is excessive, replacement is not necessary. General Lubrication Cables None of the cables require lubrication; however, it is advisable to lubricate the ends of the cables periodically with a good cable lubricant. Engine Oil 6. Start the engine (while the ATV is outside on level ground) and allow it to idle for a few minutes. 7. Shut the engine off; then allow oil to drain into the crankcase for approximately three minutes. Remove the oil level stick and check for proper oil level. KM040A KM022A Change the transmission lubricant at the scheduled intervals. The transmission should always be warm when the lubricant is changed so the lubricant will drain easily and completely. 1. Park the ground. 1. Park the ATV on level ground. KM827A 3. Remove the oil drain plug from the left front of the engine; then remove the oil screen/filter cap from under the right-front of the engine and clean the screen. ATV on level 2. Remove the fill plug. Be careful not to allow contaminates to enter the opening. 3. Remove the drain plug from the bottom of the transmission and drain the lubricant into a drain pan. KM041A 40 5. Install the drain plug and tighten to 22 ft-lb. Pour the recommended oil in the fill hole. Install oil level stick. Transmission Lubricant Change the engine oil at the scheduled intervals. The engine should always be warm so the oil will drain easily and completely. 2. Loosen the oil level stick. Be careful not to allow contaminates to enter the opening. 4. Install the screen/filter cap, spring, and screen. Tighten to 11 ft-lb. KM845A Checking/Adjusting Front Wheel Brake System 4. Install the drain plug and tighten to 18 ft-lb. Pour the recommended lubricant in the fill hole. Install fill plug. KM836B 6. Turn the engine off and wait approximately one minute. Recheck the lubricant level. The level should be visible on the fill plug tip. If lubricant is not visible, add recommended lubricant until the level is visible at the threads of the fill/level plug. 7. Inspect the area around the drain plug for leaks. 2. On the brake lever/cable assembly, loosen both jam nuts. Turn both cable adjusters counterclockwise until both front wheels do not spin freely. 3. Turn both cable adjusters in 1/ 4 turn increments (clockwise) until wheels spin with a very slight amount of drag. 4. Lower ATV, push ATV forward, and compress brake lever. Hand Brake Systems 5. If front wheels lock, adjustment is correct. ! WARNING 6. If front wheels do not lock, additional adjustment is necessary. Be sure to inspect the hand brake systems before each use. Always maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule. Checking/Adjusting Rear Wheel Hydraulic Brake System Brake Lever Lock The rear wheel hydraulic brake system should be checked for proper operation before every time the ATV is ridden. Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the rear brake (when engaged) locks the rear wheels. KM026A  NOTE: The rear wheels should spin freely with the brake lever released. 1. Compress the left brake lever. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. The rear brake should lock. KM024B CAUTION KC333A 4. Attempt to push the ATV.  NOTE: The brake must lock the wheels. If not, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Check through the rear brake reservoir sight glass that the fluid level is above the LOWER level line. If below the line, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. 1. Compress the left brake lever and engage the brake lever lock. 41 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance 5. Start the engine (while the ATV is outside on level ground) and allow it to idle for a few minutes. 1. Raise ATV enough to allow the wheels to spin freely. 2. With engine turned off and with the brake lever compressed, attempt to move the ATV. 4. Check the tie rod end free-play by grasping the tie rod near the end and attempting to move it up and down. 3. If rear wheels are locked, brake is operating properly. 5. If boot damage is present or tie rod end free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. 4. If rear wheels are not locked, the hydraulic brake system must be serviced. Battery  NOTE: The hydraulic brake must lock the rear wheels. If not, The battery is located under the seat. take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. The bushings should be inspected periodically. After being in service, batteries require regular cleaning and recharging in order to deliver peak performance and maximum service life. The following procedure is recommended for cleaning and maintaining a sealed battery. Always read and follow instructions provided with battery chargers and battery products. 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels.  NOTE: Refer to all warnings and cautions provided with the battery or battery maintainer/charger. 2. Remove both front wheels. Loss of battery charge may be caused by ambient temperature, ignition OFF current draw, corroded terminals, self discharge, frequent start/stops, and short engine run times. Frequent winch usage, snowplowing, extended low RPM operation, short trips, and high amperage accessory usage are also reasons for battery discharge. Suspension/Steering Arm Bushings 3. Check the bushings for freeplay by grasping the steering knuckle and turning it from side to side and up and down. KM824 4. If bushing free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Tie Rod Boots  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of the CTEK Multi US 800 or the CTEK Multi US 3300 for battery maintenance charging. Maintenance charging is required on all batteries not used for more than two weeks or as required by battery drain. The protective boots should be inspected periodically. 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 (inner and outer/right and left) for cracks, tears, or perforations. 800E 1. When charging a battery in the vehicle, be sure the ignition switch is in the OFF position. MD0041 42 Maintenance Charging 2. Clean the battery terminals with a solution of baking soda and water. 3. Be sure the charger and battery are in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the charger is unplugged from the 110-volt electrical outlet. 4. Connect the red terminal lead from the charger to the positive terminal of the battery; then connect the black terminal lead of the charger to the negative terminal of the battery.  NOTE: Optional battery charging adapters are available from your authorized Arctic Cat dealer to connect directly to your vehicle from the recommended chargers to simplify the maintenance charging process. Check with your authorized Arctic Cat dealer for proper installation of these charging adapter connectors. 5. Plug the battery charger into a 110-volt electrical outlet. 6. If using the CTEK Multi US 800, there are no further buttons to push. If using the CTEK Multi US 3300, press the Mode button (A) at the left of the charger until the 3300A Maintenance Charge Icon (B) at the bottom illuminates. The Normal Charge Indicator (C) should illuminate on the upper portion of the battery charger.  NOTE: The maintainer/charger will charge the battery to 95% capacity at which time the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) will illuminate and the maintainer/charger will change to pulse/float maintenance. If the battery falls below 12.9 DC volts, the charger will automatically start again at the first step of the charge sequence.  NOTE: Not using a battery charger with the proper float maintenance will damage the battery if connected over extended periods. Charging  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of the CTEK Multi US 800 or the CTEK Multi US 3300 for battery maintenance charging. 1. Be sure the battery and terminals have been cleaned with a baking soda and water solution.  NOTE: The sealing strip should NOT be removed and NO fluid should be added. 2. Be sure the charger and battery are in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the charger is unplugged from the 110-volt electrical outlet. 3. Connect the red terminal lead from the charger to the positive terminal of the battery; then connect the black terminal lead of the charger to the negative terminal of the battery. 4. Plug the charger into a 110-volt electrical outlet. 5. By pushing the Mode button (A) on the left side of the charger, select the Normal Charge Icon (E). The Normal Charge Indicator (C) should illuminate on the upper left portion of the charger. 6. The battery will charge to 95% of its capacity at which time the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) will illuminate.  NOTE: For optimal charge and performance, leave the charger connected to the battery for a minimum 1 hour after the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) illuminates. If the battery becomes hot to the touch, stop charging. Resume after it has cooled. 7. Once the battery has reached full charge, unplug the charger from the 110-volt electrical outlet.  NOTE: If, after charging, the battery does not perform to operator expectations, bring the battery to an authorized Arctic Cat dealer for further troubleshooting. 43 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance  NOTE: The sealing strip should NOT be removed and NO fluid should be added. Jump-Starting  NOTE: Arctic Cat does not recommend jump-starting a vehi- CAUTION cle with a dead battery but rather to remove the battery, service it, and correctly charge it; however, in an emergency, it may be necessary to jump-start a vehicle. If so, use the following procedure to carefully and safely complete this procedure. Always make sure the electrical systems are of the same voltage and ground polarity prior to connecting jumper cables. If not, severe electrical damage may occur. ! 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. 1. On the vehicle to be jump-started, remove the battery cover and any terminal boots. ! WARNING Any time service is performed on a battery, the following must be observed: keep sparks, open flame, cigarettes, or any other flame away. Always wear safety glasses. Protect skin and clothing when handling a battery. When servicing battery in enclosed space, keep the area well-ventilated. Make sure battery venting is not obstructed. 2. Inspect the battery for any signs of electrolyte leaks, loose terminals, or bulging sides. Leaking or bulging battery cases may indicate a frozen or shorted battery. ! WARNING If any of these conditions exist, DO NOT attempt a jump-start, boost, or charge the battery. An explosion could occur causing serious injury. 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. 44 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.  NOTE: Make sure all switches on the vehicle to be jumpstarted are turned OFF. 5. Disconnect all external accessories such as cell phones, GPS units, and radios on both vehicles. CAUTION Failure to disconnect electronic accessories during jump-starting may cause system damage due to power spikes. 6. Attach one clamp of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal (1) of the dead battery (C) being careful not to touch any metal with the other clamp; then attach the other clamp of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal (2) of the good battery (B). 0744-527  NOTE: Some jumper cables may be the same color but the clamps or ends will be color-coded red and black. To maintain a hot, strong spark, keep the plug free of carbon. ! WARNING 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. 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. Adjust the gap to 0.6 mm (0.024 in.) for proper ignition. Use a feeler gauge to check the gap. 8. Stand well away from the dead battery and start the vehicle with the good battery. Allow the vehicle to run for several minutes applying some charge to the dead battery. 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. 9. Start the vehicle with the dead battery and allow it to run for several minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables. 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 ATV 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 Arctic Cat ATV dealer if the plug insulator is not a light brown color. To help prevent cold weather fouling, make sure to thoroughly warm up the engine before operating. ATV-0051 ATV0052D Engine Idle RPM Adjustment To properly adjust the idle, a tachometer is necessary. If one is not available, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. 1. To adjust idle RPM, 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 1700 RPM. KM872A ! WARNING Adjust the idle to the correct RPM. Make sure the engine is at normal operating temperature before adjusting the idle RPM. 45 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance 7. Attach one clamp of the negative (black) jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal (3) of the good battery (B); then attach the other clamp of the negative (black) jumper cable (4) to an unpainted metal surface (A) on the engine or frame well away from the dead battery and fuel system components. Throttle Cable Adjustment 1. Remove the seat; then remove the four screws securing the air filter housing cover. The throttle has been adjusted at the factory, and no adjustment should be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, the following procedure should be followed: 2. Remove the air filter housing cover; then pull the filter out. 1. Pull back rubber boots to access cable adjustment nut. 2. Loosen jam nut to allow cable adjustment nut to be adjusted. KM870  NOTE: Foam Air Filter Cleaner and Foam Air Filter Oil are available from Arctic Cat. 3. Turn cable adjustment nut clockwise to increase freeplay in the cable. Turn the adjustment nut counterclockwise to decrease freeplay in the cable. 4. There should be approximately 6 mm (1/4 in.) free-play in the cable. 4. Compress the filter by pressing it between the palms of both hands to remove excess solvent. Do not twist or wring the filter or it will develop cracks. 5. Dry the filter. KM870A 5. Tighten the jam nut to secure the adjustment. Air Filter The air filter inside the air filter housing must be kept clean to provide good engine power and gas mileage. If the ATV is used under normal conditions, service the filter at the intervals specified. If operated in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions, inspect and service the filter more frequently. Use the following procedure to remove the filter and inspect and/or clean it. CAUTION Failure to inspect the air filter frequently if the ATV is used in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions can damage the engine. 46 3. Fill a wash pan larger than KM840A the filter with a non-flammable cleaning solvent; then dip the filter in the solvent and wash it. 6. Put the filter in a plastic bag; then pour in air filter oil and work the oil into the filter. CAUTION A torn air filter can cause damage to the ATV engine. Dirt and dust may get inside the engine if the filter is torn. Carefully examine the filter for tears before and after cleaning it. Replace the filter with a new one if it is torn. 7. Clean any dirt or debris from inside the air cleaner. Be sure no dirt enters the carburetor. 8. Install the air filter and housing cover making sure the rubber seal is in place; then install the four screws and tighten securely (do not over-tighten the screws). 9. Install the seat making sure it locks securely. Drive chain condition and adjustment should be inspected each day before you ride. Always follow the guidelines below for inspecting and servicing the drive chain. ! WARNING Failure to inspect and maintain the drive chain can be hazardous. Operating the ATV with the drive chain in poor condition or improperly adjusted can cause an accident resulting in possible injury. Inspecting Condition Inspect the drive chain for any of the following conditions. • • • • • Loose pins Loose or cracked rollers Dry or rusted links Kinked or binding links Excessive wear The presence of any of the conditions requires drive chain replacement. Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this service.  NOTE: If the drive chain is worn or damaged, the sprockets may also be worn or damaged. Inspect the sprockets for worn, broken, or damaged teeth. Always inspect the sprockets when a new drive chain is being installed. Cleaning and Lubricating The drive chain should be cleaned and lubricated frequently to prolong chain and sprocket life. Use the following procedure to clean and lubricate the chain. 1. Using a suitable, nonflammable cleaning solution, thoroughly wash the chain and sprockets. 2. Allow the chain to dry; then apply a dry, graphite-based lubricant to the chain. The drive chain should be lubricated with a dry, graphite-based chain lubricant. By using a dry, graphite-based chain lubricant, dirt buildup on the drive chain will be minimized. Adjusting Tension 1. Loosen the four cap screws (A) on the axle housing; then using adjuster nut (B), adjust chain “slack” (clockwise to tighten, counterclockwise to loosen) to 10-20 mm. 2. Tighten the four cap screws (A) to 50 ft-lb; then tighten adjuster nut (B) to 15 ft-lb. KM831A  NOTE: Drive chain adjustments may be done 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. Tires ! WARNING Always use the size and type of tires as specified. Refer to the specifications chart for proper tire inflation pressure, and always maintain proper tire inflation pressure.  NOTE: This ATV is equipped with an O-ring type roller chain. Each link incorporates small O-rings to seal out water and dirt. Care should be taken to choose cleaning solutions and lubricants that are suitable for O-ring chains. 47 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance Drive Chain Condition/Adjustment Tire Tread Condition Tubeless Tire Repair 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. 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 plug-type repair kit and a tire pump along. 0732-649 ! WARNING The use of worn-out tires can be dangerous and can increase the risk of an accident. Tire Replacement The ATV has low-pressure tubeless tires. Air is sealed by the contact surfaces of the inner wheel rim and the tire bead. If either the inner wheel rim or tire bead is damaged, air may leak. Be extremely careful not to damage these areas when replacing tires. It is very important to use the proper tools when repairing or replacing tires to prevent damage to the tire bead or wheel rims. If proper tools and related items are not available, have this maintenance performed by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or a qualified tire repair station. CAUTION When breaking the tire bead loose from the wheel, be extremely careful not to damage the inner wheel surface or the tire bead. Wheels 1. Park the ATV on level ground and engage the brake lever lock. 2. Loosen the wheel nuts on the wheel to be removed. 3. Elevate the ATV. 4. Remove the wheel nuts. 5. Remove the wheel. 6. Install the wheel and install wheel nuts. 7. Tighten in a crisscross pattern to 30 ft-lb. 8. Remove the jack. Bulb Replacement The wattage rating of the bulb is shown in the chart. When replacing a burned bulb, always use the same wattage rating. Headlights 12V/35W/35W (2) Running Lights 12V/5W (2) Brakelights/Taillights 12V/21W/5W (2) ! WARNING CAUTION Use only Arctic Cat approved tires when replacing tires. Failure to do so could result in unstable ATV operation. Use only specified bulb indicated in the chart as replacement bulb. 48 2. Push a new bulb into the socket and press the socket into the running light housing. To replace the brakelight bulb, use the following procedure. 1. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to unlock and pull it out of the light housing. KM194A 3. Install the new bulb by turning it clockwise while pushing in; then place the socket into the light housing and lock by turning it clockwise. To replace the headlight bulb, use the following procedure. 1. Remove the rubber boot from the back of the headlight housing; then remove the three-wire connector from the bulb. 2. Push the bulb in and turn it counterclockwise. Fuse KM192A The main (20 amp) fuse is located in a fuse holder near the battery under the seat. 2. Release the two ends of the spring clip from the headlight housing taking care not to bend or deform the clip; then remove the bulb from the housing.  NOTE: To replace the fuse, open the holder and remove the fuse; then install the new fuse. A spare fuse is located in the battery hold-down. 3. Install the new bulb into the housing; then secure with the spring clip. If there is any type of electrical system failure, always check the fuse first. 4. Connect the three-wire connector to the bulb; then install the rubber boot. KM195 5. Install the wiring harness connector. 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. To replace the running lights, use the following procedure. 1. Pull the bulb socket from the running light housing and remove the bulb by pulling it from the socket. KM854A 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. KM863 Storage Compartment/Tools A basic tool kit is provided with the ATV. It is located under the seat. Maintain the tool kit with the ATV at all times. 49 Division II - Operation/ Maintenance  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. 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. 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 engine and allow it to idle; then using Arctic Cat Engine Preserver, rapidly inject the preserver into the air filter opening for a period of 10 to 20 seconds. Install the air filter and housing cover. CAUTION If the interior of the air filter housing is dirty, clean the area before starting the engine. 50 4. Drain the carburetor float chamber. 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. Clean the ATV thoroughly. 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.  NOTE: For storage, use a battery maintainer or make sure the battery is fully charged (see Battery section in this manual). 10. Store the ATV indoors in a level position. CAUTION Avoid storing outside in direct sunlight and avoid using a plastic 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. 6. Connect the battery cables making sure to connect the positive cable first. 7. Check the entire brake system (cables, shoes, etc.), all controls, and brakelight; 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 transmission lubricant. 10. Make sure the steering moves freely and does not bind. 5. Charge the battery; then install. 11. Check the spark plug. Clean or replace as necessary. 51 Declaration of Conformity Application of council directives: EMC Directive 97/24/EC Date of Issue: June, 1997 EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC Date of Issue: May, 2006 Issued by European Commission. Type of Equipment: All-Terrain Vehicles Brand Name: Arctic Cat Model: 150 2x4 Standards to which conformity is declared: EN 61000-6-2:2005 EN 55012:2007 Arctic Cat Inc. 601 Brooks Ave S. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 USA Manufacturer (if not issuing agent): I, the undersigned, hereby declare that the equipment specified above conforms to the directive(s) and standard(s) as specified. Brad Darling Vice President/General Manager 52 Limited Warranty Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) extends a limited warranty on each new Arctic Cat ATV it assembles and on each genuine Arctic Cat ATV part and accessory assembled 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 another party. Warranty coverage is only available in the country in which the original retail purchase occurs to the original retail purchaser resident in that country or to a transferee resident in that country of the balance of the unused warranty. Arctic Cat warrants only the products it assembles 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 invoice — for an Arctic Cat ATV used for commercial purposes, including rental operations (non-transferable). Exclusions to this warranty include normal wear, abuse, or corrosion and the following parts and items: Tires CV Boots Oil Filter Drive Belt Panels 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 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. 3. Thirty days from date of sale of ATV on Arctic Cat supplied batteries. 8. Removal of the engine for use in another vehicle. 4. Thirty days from date of sale — for all dealer installed genuine Arctic Cat service parts and accessories. 9. Removal or mutilation of the Vehicle Identification Number or Engine Serial Number. 5. Until expiration of the new product warranty (paragraphs 1 and 2 above) — for all eligible replacement parts on new product. 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/province to state/province or country to country. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. 53 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. Subject to the limitations set forth in the Limited Warranty, 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. 54 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. 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. 55 U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/Warranty Coverage (U.S. Only) STATEMENT/WARRANTY COMPONENTS COVERED Arctic Cat warrants to the original retail purchaser, and each subsequent purchaser, that all U.S. EPA-certified Arctic Cat snowmobiles 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 snowmobile 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 snowmobile 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 snowmobile dealer. 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) Fuel Pump Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Carburetor(s) Intake Air Temperature Sensor Turbocharger Assembly Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Air Bypass Valve Oxygen Sensor Turbo Waste Gate Control Valve Throttle Position Sensor Crankcase Ventilation System ISC Valve WARRANTY PERIOD The emission warranty period for this snowmobile begins on the same date as the standard warranty coverage and continues for 30 months or 2500 miles, whichever comes first. Ignition System Ignition Coil Knock Sensor System Crankshaft Position Sensor Exhaust Temperature Sensor Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) Module Magneto Pick-Up Miscellaneous Items Used in Aforementioned Systems Connectors Switches Grommets Clamps Hoses Ties Gaskets Wiring OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES The owner of any snowmobile warranted under this Arctic Cat Emission Control Statement is responsible for the proper maintenance and use of the snowmobile 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 snowmobile is used in a manner for which it was designed. 56 57    ) ___________________________________ 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 RiderCourse 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. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) __________________ Year and Model ATV _____________________________ Phone # ( City/State (Province)/Zip Code (Postal Code) __________ Address _______________________________________ Name _________________________________________ Change Of Address/Ownership/ Warranty Transfer To: Warranty Transfer Ownership Change Address Change 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. 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. Change Of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer ARCTIC CAT INC. PRODUCT SERVICE AND WARRANTY DEPT. P.O. BOX 810 THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701 CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP Fold Back Place Stamp Here Maintenance Record DATE SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES 59 Maintenance Record DATE 60 SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES Identification Numbers Record ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death. 1. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 2. 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 AN APPROVED HELMET AND PROTECTIVE GEAR NEVER USE ON PUBLIC ROADS 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 ©2011 Arctic Cat Inc. ™® Trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (218) 681-9851 - U.S. (204) 982-1656 - Canada p/n 2259-065