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2012 Operator’s Manual ATV 450 i 550 i 700 i 700 i Mud Pro 700 i TBX 1000 i 1000 i Mud Pro ! WARNING UNDER 16 Operating this ATV if you are under the age of 16 increases your chance of severe injury or death. Do not remove this Operator’s Manual from this ATV according to the guidelines and agreement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. NEVER operate this ATV if you are under 16. Read this manual carefully. It contains important safety information. S HARE OUR 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. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. Training is available: U.S. owners, call For your safety, understand and follow all 800-887-2887; Canadian owners, call the warnings contained in this Operator’s 613-739-1535. Manual and the labels on your ATV. Un cours d’instruction est disponible: This Arctic Cat ATV Operator’s Manual pour les propriétaires canadiens, comshould be considered a permanent part of posez le 613-739-1535. the ATV and must remain with the ATV at the time of resale. If the ATV changes Particularly important information is disownership more than once, contact Arctic tinguished in this manual by the followCat Inc., Service Department, P.O. Box ing notations: 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, for proper registration information. ! 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). Built with American engineering and manufacturing know-how, it is designed to provide superior ride, comfort, utility, and dependable service. 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 You have chosen a quality Arctic Cat ATV designed and built to give dependable service. Be sure, as the owner/operator of an Arctic Cat ATV, to become thoroughly familiar with its basic operation, maintenance, and storage procedures. Read and understand the entire Operator’s Manual before operating the ATV to ensure safe and proper use of your new Arctic Cat ATV. Always operate the ATV within your level of skill and current terrain conditions. 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. This Operator’s Manual is furnished to ensure that the operator is aware of safe operating procedures. It also includes information about the general care and maintenance of your ATV. 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. 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. Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age. 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. Category Speed Age Limitations (Years) (MPH) NOTES Y-12+ Operate 12 or 15 - Limited Older 30 - Maximum Under Adult Supervision T-14 - Limited Operate 14 or 20 30 - Limited Under Adult Older 38 - Maximum Supervision G&S According to 16 or Local RegulaOlder tions — 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. 1 Table of Contents Foreword .................................................. 1 Parts and Accessories............................ 1 Limited Warranty ..................................... 3 Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility...................................... 4 Arctic Cat ATV Emission Control Warranty Statement ............................ 5 Arctic Cat Emission Control System Limited Warranty ................................. 6 U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/ Warranty Coverage (U.S. Only) .......... 7 Declaration of Conformity ...................... 8 DIVISION I - SAFETY ATV Safety Alert .................................... 10 Rider Training Course ........................... 11 Hangtag .................................................. 12 Warning Labels & Information ............. 13 Warnings ........................................... 14-22 Prevention......................................... 23-26 Safe Riding Clothing and Gear ............ 23 ATV Condition ...................................... 24 T-CLOC ............................................. 24 First Aid and Survival ........................... 25 Active Riding ......................................... 27 Sound Judgment .............................. 28-33 Environment ......................................... 28 Those Around You................................ 29 Equipment ............................................ 30 Load Capacity Ratings Chart ............... 31 Speedrack ............................................ 31 Personal Choices ................................. 31 SIPDE ............................................... 33 Supervision............................................ 34 Taking Responsibility............................ 34 Inexperienced/Untrained Riders ....... 34 Experienced/Trained Riders.............. 34 DIVISION II OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE ATV Specifications ........................... 35-36 Location of Parts and Controls ............ 37 ATV Operation .................................. 38-47 Basic Operating Maneuvers ................. 38 Starting a Cold Engine...................... 38 BONE-C ............................................ 38 Starting the Engine ........................... 38 Handling the ATV (Active Riding Techniques)....................................... 40 Tips ...................................................... 46 General Information ......................... 48-61 ATV Identification Numbers.................. 48 Ignition Switch Key ............................... 48 2 Control Locations and Functions 48Power Steering............................................. 51 Speedometer/LCD (Digital) .................. 52 Speedometer/LCD (Analog/Digital)...... 54 Electric Fuel Pump ............................... 56 Gas Hoses ........................................... 57 Oil Level Stick....................................... 57 Seat Latch ............................................ 57 Tailgate Latch (TBX)............................. 57 Cargo Box Latch Handles (TBX) .......... 57 Side Storage Compartment (TBX) ....... 58 Safety Flag Bracket .............................. 58 Rack Loading (Front and Rear) ............ 58 Trailering and Towing............................ 58 Transporting ATV.................................. 59 Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant ......................... 59 Engine Break-In ................................... 60 Burnishing Brake Pads......................... 61 General Maintenance ....................... 62-78 Maintenance Schedule......................... 63 Liquid Cooling System ......................... 64 Oil Cooler (1000).................................. 66 Shock Absorbers .................................. 66 General Lubrication.............................. 66 Hydraulic Hand Brake .......................... 68 Brake Fluid ........................................ 68 Brake Lever Lock .............................. 68 Brake Hoses ..................................... 68 Brake Pads........................................ 68 Rear Foot Brake ................................... 68 Protective Rubber Boots ...................... 69 Battery.................................................. 70 Jump-Starting....................................... 71 Spark Plug(s) ....................................... 73 Throttle Cable Adjustment.................... 73 Air Filter................................................ 74 Air Filter Housing Drain(s) .................... 74 Draining V-Belt Cover ........................... 75 Tires ..................................................... 75 Wheels ................................................. 76 Muffler/Spark Arrester .......................... 76 Light Bulb Replacement ....................... 76 Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim ....... 77 Fuses ................................................... 78 Electrical Output Terminals .................. 78 Storage Compartment/Tools ................ 78 Preparation for Storage ........................ 79 Preparation after Storage ..................... 80 Maintenance Record ............................. 81 Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer .............................. 83 Identification Numbers Record ......Inside Back Cover 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). 3. Thirty days from date of sale of ATV on Arctic Cat supplied batteries. 4. Thirty days from date of sale — for all dealer installed genuine Arctic Cat service parts and accessories. 5. Until expiration of the new product warranty (paragraphs 1 and 2 above) — for all eligible replacement parts on new product. Exclusions to this warranty include normal wear, abuse, or corrosion and the following parts and items: Tires CV Boots Oil Filter Drive Belt Air Filter Brake Pads Light Bulbs Spark Plug(s) The following will VOID Arctic Cat’s warranty: Torn or Punctured Upholstery Cracks or Gouges in Body Panels Drive/Driven Clutch Wear Parts 1. Failure to perform the proper break-in procedure and all related maintenance, storage procedures (if stored for extended periods), and/or service as recommended in the Operator’s Manual. 2. Repairs and/or adjustments by anyone other than an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. 3. Use of improper carburetor main jets. 4. Use of improper gasoline, lubricating oils, or spark plug. 5. An accident or subjecting the ATV to misuse, abuse, or negligent operation. 6. Any modification, addition, or removal of parts unless instructed to do so by Arctic Cat. 7. Use of the ATV in any way for racing purposes. 8. Removal of the engine for use in another vehicle. 9. Removal or mutilation of the Vehicle Identification Number or Engine Serial Number. 10. Use of parts not sold or approved by Arctic Cat. 11. Damage due to improper transportation. In consideration of the foregoing, any implied warranty is limited in duration to the various warranty periods set forth. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state/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. 3 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. 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. 4 Arctic Cat ATV Emission Control Warranty Statement Warranty Rights and Obligations Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) and the California Air Resources Board are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty for each new Arctic Cat ATV sold in the state of California. In California, a new ATV must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the state’s stringent anti-smog standards. Arctic Cat warrants the emission control system on the Arctic Cat ATV for the periods listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of the ATV. The emission control system may include components such as the carburetor, ignition system, and crankcase ventilation system. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors, and other emission-related assemblies. When a warrantable condition exists, Arctic Cat will repair the ATV at no cost to the owner, including diagnosis, parts, and labor. Emission Control Warranty Coverage A new Arctic Cat ATV manufactured after January 1, 1997 has a two (2) year warranty on its emissions control components. If an emission-related component on the ATV is defective, the component will be repaired or replaced by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Owner’s Emission Control Warranty Responsibilities It is the owner’s responsibility to perform the required maintenance listed in the Operator’s Manual. Arctic Cat recommends the retention of all receipts covering maintenance performed on the ATV, but Arctic Cat cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance on the emission control system. It is the owner’s responsibility to present the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer as soon as a problem exists. The undisputed warranty repairs should be completed within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed thirty days. The ATV owner should be aware that Arctic Cat may deny warranty coverage if either the ATV or a component has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, or any unapproved modifications. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, contact either Arctic Cat Inc, P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, (218) 681-4999 or the California Air Resources Board, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731, (818) 575-6800. 5 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. 6 U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/Warranty Coverage (U.S. Only) STATEMENT/WARRANTY Arctic Cat warrants to the original retail purchaser, and each subsequent purchaser, that all U.S. EPAcertified Arctic Cat ATV’s are designed, built, and equipped to conform to all U.S. EPA Emission Control Regulations. Please read the following information completely. Your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will repair or replace any defective emission-related component at no cost to you during the warranty period. You may have non-warranty service performed by any repair establishment that uses equivalent components. The regulations provide significant civil penalties for tampering that causes your ATV to no longer meet U.S. EPA emission standards. Arctic Cat further warrants that the engine and its emission-related components are free from defects in materials or workmanship that could cause the engine to fail to comply with applicable regulations during the warranty period. If you have any questions about this information, or the emission warranty coverage statement, contact your local authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. WARRANTY PERIOD The emission warranty period for this ATV begins on the same date as the standard warranty coverage and continues for 30 months or 3100 miles, whichever comes first. COMPONENTS COVERED The emissions warranty covers major emissions control components and emission-related components listed as follows: Engine Management and Sensors Barometric Pressure Sensor Camshaft Position Sensor Engine Control Unit (ECU) Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Intake Air Temperature Sensor Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Oxygen Sensor Throttle Position Sensor Crankshaft Position Sensor Exhaust Temperature Sensor Ignition System Ignition Coil Knock Sensor System Spark Plugs Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) Module Magneto Pick-Up Fuel/Air System Fuel Injectors Fuel Pressure Regulator Fuel Pump Carburetor(s) Turbocharger Assembly Air Bypass Valve Turbo Waste Gate Control Valve Crankcase Ventilation System ISC Valve Miscellaneous Items Used in Aforementioned Systems Connectors Switches Grommets Clamps Hoses Ties Gaskets Wiring OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES The owner of any ATV warranted under this Arctic Cat Emission Control Statement is responsible for the proper maintenance and use of the ATV as stated in the Operator's Manual. Proper maintenance generally includes replacement and service, at the owner's choosing, such items as air filter, oil and oil filter, or any other part, item, or device related to emissions control as specified in the Operator's Manual. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that the ATV is used in a manner for which it was designed. 7 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:450 i 4x4 Standards to which conformity declared: Manufacturer (if not issuing agent): 550 i 4x4 700 i 4x4 700 i Mud Pro 700 i TBX 4x4 1000 i Mud Pro is EN 61000-6-2:2005 EN 55012:2007 Arctic Cat Inc. 601 Brooks Ave S. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 USA 1000 i 4x4 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 8 • Always go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV. • Never operate on excessively rough, slippery, or loose terrain. • Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this manual. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed. • Always have the ATV checked by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer if it has been involved in an accident. • Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills. • Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. • Always follow proper procedures for going down hills and for braking on hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle which would cause the ATV to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible. • Always follow proper procedures for crossing the side of a hill as described in this manual. Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning techniques described in this manual on level ground. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if possible. • 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. • 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. • Never operate an ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them lightly several times to let friction dry out the pads. • Always be sure there are no obstacles or people behind you when you operate in reverse. When it is safe to proceed in reverse, go slowly. Avoid turning at sharp angles in reverse. • Always use the size and type tires specified in this manual. Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this manual. • Never improperly install or improperly use accessories on this ATV. • Never install a twist grip throttle on this ATV. • Never exceed the stated load capacity for an ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed and follow instructions in this manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer and allow greater distance for braking. • No one under the age of 16 should operate this ATV. Some operators at the age of 16 may not be able to operate an ATV safely. Parents should supervise the use of the ATV at all times. Parents should permit continued use only if they determine that the operator has the ability to operate the ATV safely. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada). ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 9 DIVISION I - SAFETY DIVISION I - SAFETY AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. ATV Safety Alert The Consumer Product Safety Commission has concluded that ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV’s) may present a risk of DEATH or SEVERE INJURY in certain circumstances. Accidents may occur for many reasons: *** Over 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. TO AVOID DEATH OR SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY: * Always read the Operator’s Manual carefully and follow the operating procedures described. Pay special attention to the warnings contained in the manual and on all labels. * Never operate an ATV without proper instruction. Take a training course. Beginners should complete a training course. * Always follow these age recommendations: * Never carry a passenger on an ATV. Carrying a passenger may upset the balance of the ATV and may cause it to go out of control. * Always avoid paved surfaces. ATV’s are not designed to be used on paved surfaces and may seriously affect handling and control. * Never operate an ATV on a public road, even a dirt or gravel one, because you may not be able to avoid colliding with other vehicles. Also, operating an ATV on a public road may be against the law. * Never operate an ATV without an approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket. * Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating an ATV. * Never operate an ATV at excessive speeds. Go at a speed which is proper for the terrain, visibility conditions, and your experience. * Never attempt to do wheelies, jumps, or other stunts. * Always be careful when operating an ATV, especially when approaching hills, turns, and obstacles and when operating on unfamiliar or rough terrain. * Never lend an ATV to anyone who has not taken a training course or has not been driving an ATV for at least a year. • A Y-12+ is intended for use by children age 12 or older, and a T-14 is intended for use by an operator age 14 or older. • A child under 16 years old should never operate an ATV without adult supervision. Children need to be observed carefully because not all children have the strength, size, skills, or judgment to operate an ATV safely. 10 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Rider Training Course DIVISION I - SAFETY Arctic Cat sponsors a free Rider Training Course to teach ATV riding skills or to reinforce current riding skills. First-time purchasers without any previous ATV riding experience will receive a $100.00 coupon from Arctic Cat through the SVIA/ASI after completing the training course (U.S. owners only, one incentive, and free rider training courses for appropriate immediate family members per ATV purchase). See an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for details or call (800) 887-2887 for training course information. In Canada, the Canada Safety Council (CSC) provides an ATV Rider’s Course to teach safe ATV operating skills. They also provide a special ATV Rider’s Course for children under 14 years of age with parental supervision. Call the CSC at 1-613-739-1535 ext. 227 for more details. Also available is a bilingual comMORE INFORMATION puter-based safety training program on a FOR CD-ROM from CATV - call toll-free at ABOUT ATV SAFETY, in the U.S., call the Consumer Product Safety 1-877-470-2288. Au canada, le conseil canadien de la sécurité (CSC) offre un cours de conduite de VTT pour enseigner les habiletés d’opération sécuritaires de VTT. Un cours spécial de conduite de VTT est également offert aux enfants de moins de 14 ans avec la surveillance d’un parent. Communiquez avec le CSC en composant le: 1-613-739-1535, poste 227 pour de plus amples informations. Un programme de formation bilingue informatisé sur la sécurité est aussi disponible sur disque optique compact par CATV; composez sans frais le: 1-877-470-2288. ! WARNING Commission at (800) 638-2772 or the ATV Distibutors’ Safety Hotline at (800) 852-5344 or in Canada, call the Canada Safety Council at 1-613-7391535 ext. 227. 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. 11 Hangtag An Arctic Cat ATV comes with a hangtag containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding. 2258-133 Pour commander des Etiquettes de Mise en Garde gratuites, voyez votre détaillant de autorisé VTT Arctic Cat pour le numéro de pièce 1436-344. 12 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. An Arctic Cat ATV comes with several labels containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding. The labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Arctic Cat ATV dealer for a replacement.  NOTE: The location and content of labels on the ATV you have purchased may differ from those shown on this page. TBXB 2012A ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 13 DIVISION I - SAFETY Warning Labels & Information Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV without proper instruction. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know how to operate the ATV properly in different situations and on different types of terrain. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete the certified training course offered. They should then regularly practice the skills learned in the course and the operating techniques described in this Operator’s Manual. For more information about the training course, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or call 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada). ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Allowing anyone under age 16 to operate this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of an ATV by children can lead to severe injury or death of the child. Children under the age of 16 may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment needed to operate the ATV safely and may be involved in a serious accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD A child under 16 should never operate this ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Carrying a passenger on this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Greatly reduces your ability to balance and control this ATV. Could cause an accident, resulting in injury or death to you and/or your passenger. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never carry a passenger. The long seat is to allow the operator to shift positions as needed during operation. It is not for carrying passengers. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Attempting wheelies, jumps, and other stunts. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases the chance of an accident including a rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps. Don’t try to show off. 14 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings DIVISION I - SAFETY ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on paved surfaces. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV’s tires are designed for off-road use only, not for use on pavement. Paved surfaces may seriously affect handling and control of the ATV and may cause the ATV to go out of control. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV without wearing an approved helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Operating without an approved helmet increases your chances of a severe head injury or death in the event of an accident. Operating without eye protection can result in an accident and increases your chances of a severe injury in the event of an accident. Operating without protective clothing increases your chances of severe injury in the event of an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always wear an approved helmet that fits properly. You should also wear: Eye protection (goggles or face shield) Gloves Boots Long sleeved shirt or jacket Long pants ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to use extra care when operating on rough, slippery, or loose terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of traction or ATV control, which could result in an accident including a rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Do not operate on rough, slippery, or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the ATV on such terrain. Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 15 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV after or while consuming alcohol or drugs. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could seriously affect your judgment. Could cause you to react more slowly. Could affect your balance and perception. Could result in an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV at excessive speeds. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases your chances or losing control of the ATV, which can result in an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always ride at a speed that is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to inspect the ATV before operating. Failure to properly maintain the ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure the ATV is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Removing hands from handlebar or feet from footrests during operation. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the ATV or could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the ATV. If you remove a foot from a footrest, your foot or leg may come into contact with the wheels, which could injure you or cause an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always keep both hands on the handlebar and both feet on the footrests of your ATV during operation. 16 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings DIVISION I - SAFETY ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to use extra care when operating the ATV on unfamiliar terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps, or holes without enough time to react. Could result in the ATV overturning or going out of control. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning technique as described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice first on level ground. Be very careful when turning on any hill. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill, if possible. When crossing the side of a hill: Always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual. Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Going down a hill improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for going down hills as described in this Operator’s Manual. Always check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle that would cause the ATV to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 17 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Turning improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Climbing hills improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this Operator’s Manual. Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. The ATV could flip over backwards. Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop, or another vehicle or person could be on the other side of the hill. NEVER OPERATE UP OR DOWN HILLS STEEPER THAN 25° 18 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings DIVISION I - SAFETY ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating on steep hills. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV can overturn more easily on steep hills than on level surfaces or small hills. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Stalling, rolling backwards, or improperly dismounting while climbing a hill. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could result in the ATV overturning. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Use proper gear and maintain steady speed when climbing a hill. If you lose all forward speed: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes. Engage the brake lever lock after you are stopped. If you begin rolling backwards: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes while rolling backwards. When fully stopped, engage the brake lever lock. Dismount on uphill side or to a side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and mount following the procedure described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking. Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 19 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly operating over obstacles. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or a collision. Could cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles. Never attempt to ride over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. When you go over obstacles, always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Skidding or sliding. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You may lose control of the ATV. You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at slow speeds and on level, smooth terrain. On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improper modifications. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may cause changes in handling which, in some situations, could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never modify the ATV through improper installation or improper use of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this ATV should be genuine Arctic Cat ATV components designed for use on the ATV and should be installed and used according to instructions. Never install a twist grip throttle. If you have questions, consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly operating in reverse. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You could hit an obstacle or person behind you, resulting in serious injury. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Before you engage reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or people behind you. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly. 20 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings DIVISION I - SAFETY ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You can collide with another vehicle. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate this ATV on any public street, road, or highway, even a dirt or gravel one. In many states it is illegal to operate an ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire pressure. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of improper tires on the ATV or operation of the ATV with improper or uneven tire pressure may cause loss of control increasing your risk of accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always use the size and type tires specified in this Operator’s Manual for this ATV. Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Tires may float, causing loss of traction and loss of control, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to dry out the pads. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Application of excessive throttle. WHAT CAN HAPPEN May cause wheelies, flip-overs, or loss of control resulting in serious injury or death. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Do not accelerate rapidly or in an uncontrolled manner on any terrain. Use extra care when going uphill. Slowly apply throttle in a controlled manner. Release throttle lever as necessary to maintain control. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 21 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with differential lock engaged. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The increased steering effort and reduced maneuverability caused by the locked differential could result in loss of control and an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never exceed 10 MPH (16 KPH) with the differential lock engaged. Always disengage the differential lock as soon as not needed for additional traction. ! 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 Always release the brake lever lock before driving the ATV. 22 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Overview When using an ATV, prevention is the name of the game. “Had you only known” something could go wrong, you would have prevented it. If you don’t notice your conditions and surroundings before riding your ATV, you give up control over the situation. Using ATV prevention techniques helps you forecast potential hazards before they injure you or damage your ATV. Following the safety instructions and warnings in this manual will help you “P.A.S.S.” the safety test. P.A.S.S. stands for “Prevention,” “Active Riding,” “Sound Judgment,” and “Supervision.” Remembering P.A.S.S. and what it stands for will help you have a safe, predictable ride every time you go out on your ATV. Safe Riding Clothing and Gear Always wear clothing suited to the type of riding you are doing. ATV riding requires special protective clothing which will make you feel more comfortable and reduce chances of injury. You’ll find it important to dress correctly for ATV riding in order to prevent scraped skin and serious head injuries. It’s easy and could save you time in the long run not having to contend with an injury. Of course, it also makes sense to remember the seasons. Wear a hat under your helmet and a snowmobile suit in the winter and lighter, protective clothing in the summer. Following is the minimum protection you need to wear during every ride. Gloves Your hands are targets for flying objects and branches. Along with providing skin protection, gloves will shield your hands from harsh weather. Wear gloves that are weather resistant and have a gripping surface to keep them from sliding off the handlebars. Off-road style gloves with knuckle pads are the best for comfort and protection. Boots/Ankle Protection Wear a boot that covers the largest possible area of your leg (preferably up to your knee) and can handle significant impact. Choosing boots with low heels and a good tread will help prevent your feet from slipping off the footrests in wet or rugged conditions or getting hurt if they get hit by rocks, dirt, or branches. Helmet Your helmet is the most important piece of protective gear for safe riding. A helmet can prevent a severe head injury. There are several types of helmets on the market, but make sure you wear a helmet that complies with the current standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), The Snell Memorial Foundation, or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Helmets that comply with one or more of these agency’s standards have a sticker on the inside or outside of the helmet. TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: N490117A1 CITY/STATE: N. HUNTINGDON, PA SEX: M AGE: 6 BODY PART: HEAD DATE ACCIDENT: 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. ATV-0004 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 23 DIVISION I - SAFETY Prevention Prevention Helmets should have one of these: 1. DOT label 2. Snell label 3. ANSI Z90.1 label Long Pants and Long Sleeved Shirt The goal is to protect your body from branches, long grass, airborne objects, or anything else that could scrape your skin. The more thick and durable the material, the better protection it’ll provide. Riding pants with kneepads, a jersey, and shoulder pads provide the best protection. ATV Condition These helmets should provide full-face protection. If you drop or damage your helmet, get a new one immediately. Your helmet may not protect your head from injury if it has cracks, fissures, or other damage to its outside or core padding. 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 Remember, your helmet won’t do you any good if the chin strap isn’t fastened. 2. Controls and Cables Eye Protection Wear eye protection, such as goggles, to completely surround your eyes to prevent getting dirt or other items in your eyes. Do not depend on sunglasses for proper eye protection. Sunglasses are not recommended; they don’t prevent objects from flying in through the sides. 4. Oil and Fuel 3. Lights and Electric 5. Chassis 6. Miscellaneous Items One easy way to remember what parts you need to check is by using the acronym “TCLOC.” It stands for: T C L O C TIRES AND WHEELS CONTROLS AND CABLES LIGHTS AND ELECTRIC OIL AND FUEL CHASSIS 1. Tires and Wheels Correct tire pressure is crucial. Consult the ATV Specifications section of this Operator’s Manual for tire pressure guidelines. Incorrect tire pressure can cause poor handling, instability, and a loss of ATV control. Check: 1. Tire pressure 2. Tire surface (tread and sidewalls) 24 ! WARNING 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 With the engine running and brake applied, check all transmission positions: forward, neutral, and reverse. Check: 1. Forward 2. Neutral 3. Reverse Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. A. Brakes Squeeze the hand brake lever. If it feels soft or “squishy,” it could be low on fluid or have a leak — refer to the General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual for instructions. Don’t use the ATV until the brakes are operating normally. 4. Oil and Fuel Start with a full tank of gas before every ride, and while you’re at it, top off the oil. Don’t forget to check for fluid leaks around the ATV. Watch the overheat indicator to ensure the engine coolant level is adequate. Check: 1. Gas Test the brake lever lock and see if it locks 2. Oil the hand brake lever into position; then 3. Fluid leaks disengage it to release the brake. Be sure the rear foot brake near the footrest is 5. Chassis working; your brakes could fail during a Grass and leaves can gum-up your suspenride if they’re not maintained. sion and shocks. Clear and clean the suspension arms, shock springs, and fenders. Check: Check smoothness by turning the handle1. Hand brake lever bar full-left and full-right. Check that there 2. Rear foot brake is no binding, restrictions, free-play, or 3. Brake lever lock looseness in steering components. B. Throttle Check: 1. Suspension arms The throttle should have a free, smooth 2. Shock springs range of motion. If it seems to “stick” at 3. Fenders any point, refer to the General Mainte4. Steering nance section of this Operator’s Manual for instructions. Driving your ATV with a sticking throttle can turn your leisurely 6. Miscellaneous Items ride into an unwelcome accident. Don’t Inspect your air filter. Look for debris or damage that may indicate you need to drive your ATV if the throttle sticks. replace it. A clogged filter can stop an Check: engine. Check your battery terminals for 1. Free, smooth range of motion corrosion. Also, be sure to tighten any loose parts, nuts, or bolts. 3. Lights and Electric Check: Turn the hi-beam and lo-beam on and off 1. Air filter to make sure they work. At the same 2. Battery time, check that the taillight and brake3. Tighten parts, nuts, and bolts light work. Also, check the status/warning indicators (reverse, neutral, and hi-lo First Aid and Survival beam) on the handlebar when you start the ATV. Don’t drive the ATV unless all You need to prepare for the unexpected. systems are working. Check the ignition Emergencies and accidents are traumatic enough, but they’re even worse when switch and engine stop switch. you’re not prepared for them. At the minCheck: imum during every ATV ride, you should have the following items on board: 1. Hi-beam 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Lo-beam Taillight/brakelight Status/warning indicators Ignition switch Engine stop switch ! WARNING • • • • Tools Water Identification First Aid Kit For rides that are longer in duration and distance, the following additional items are recommended: Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 25 DIVISION I - SAFETY Prevention Prevention • Cellular Phone • Maps/GPS • Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit Tools Routine maintenance will generally eliminate the need for emergency repairs. Riding on rough terrain could cause loosening of nuts, bolts, and fasteners. Especially on long rides, carrying the right tools can prevent an inconvenience from becoming a crisis. Carry these items on your ATV: 1. Bulbs 2. Duct tape 3. Rope 4. Spark plugs 5. Spare parts 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. 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. 26 ! WARNING Cellular Phone It may be necessary to make an urgent phone call. 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. Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit You’ll need several items in your Emergency Kit including a flashlight. The matches will come in handy if you need to start a fire to stay warm. Flares are appropriate for signaling help. A first aid kit is very important if an injury of some type should happen. A good First Aid Kit should include bandages, antiseptic spray, gauze, tape, etc. Carry these items: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Flashlight Matches Flares First Aid Kit Money Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 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 sub-section in this manual. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 27 DIVISION I - SAFETY Active Riding Sound Judgment Overview You are not invincible. Knowing that the first “S” in “P.A.S.S.” stands for “Sound Judgment” means you need to use yours. Do you consider yourself to be pretty conservative, or are you a heavy risktaker? Before continuing with this section on sound judgment, check your Risk Factor by doing this short survey: 1. Do you drive over the speed limit? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 2. Are you more daring around your friends than you are when alone? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 3. Do you drive your car when the gas gauge is on empty? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 4. Do you feel that no matter what you do, you won’t get hurt? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 9. Do you tailgate other drivers when you think they’re driving too slow? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 10. Do you ignore weather reports before you do outside activities like swimming, camping, fishing, or boating? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often Add the totals from lines 1-10. YOUR RISK FACTOR IS: 10-15: You’re pretty conservative. Chances are good that the consistently safe choices you make will help you avoid hurting yourself and the people around you. 16-20: You’re straddling the fence. Depending on your mood or whom you’re with, the choices you make may help you or hurt you. 21-30: You’re taking your chances. Time to reconsider a lot of the judgments you make. You’re destined to put yourself in dangerous situations and potentially hurt yourself and the people around you. 5. Do you drink or use drugs before you drive your car? Environment 1 2 3 The environment you operate an ATV in Never Sometimes Often is often harsh and sometimes dangerous 6. Do you drive your car even if it has if you don’t take proper precautions. a major problem with the brakes, Weather tires, or engine? You need to consider the weather. It is 1 2 3 dangerous to ride your ATV when the Never Sometimes Often weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep 7. Do you thrive on the adrenaline abreast with weather forecasts. rush you get from speeding and Terrain dangerous situations? Always pay close attention to the terrain 1 2 3 you’re on, even if it is familiar to you. Never Sometimes Often You can’t assume that the landscape 8. Do you hurt yourself because you you’re used to doesn’t change. Changes landscape can happen at nearly any do things that are out of your ability to time. Fences can be constructed and range? excavations dug in a short period of time. 1 2 3 Weather, climate, and development take Never Sometimes Often their toll. 28 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Sound Judgment Trail Signs DIVISION I - SAFETY 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 taillights, and pull completely off the trail if you need to stop. Outsloped trails (trails that slant to allow rain to run off) make trail riding a bit ATV-0068A more challenging. Accepting that chalThose Around You lenge means keeping your weight shifted into the slope. Denying the challenge People do all kinds of things that you means sliding off the trail. can’t predict or control. It also helps to know which trails you can ride and who else might be on those same Riding Companions trails. These are signs currently used in Leave a lot of space between you and some areas to designate trail types and other riders, especially in dusty and dirty conditions, because it’ll be difficult to see restrictions. 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. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 29 Sound Judgment 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. TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: N380310A1 CITY/STATE: NEW CUMBERLAND, WV SEX: M AGE: 18 BODY PART: HEAD DATE ACCIDENT: 7-30-93 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: An 18 year old male died as the result of injuries which he sustained in an accident while driving a 4-wheel ATV on a gravel public road. The victim lost control of the ATV when he suddenly applied the brakes to avoid a dog crossing the road. During the accident, the ATV’s brake lever penetrated the victim’s brain through his right eye resulting in death. The victim was not wearing a helmet. ATV Maintenance You have to maintain your ATV. The General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual tells you about taking care of your ATV. If, at any time, abnormal noises, vibrations, or improper functioning of any component of this ATV is detected, DO NOT OPERATE THE ATV. Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for inspection and adjustment or repair. Cargo Limitations One reason why passengers are prohibited on ATV’s is because their presence throws off the weight and balance of the ATV. Cargo can do the same if it weighs too much. Limit the ATV to the load capacity ratings identified in the following chart for the particular model being operated. So if you’re weighing in at over 215 lb (97 kg) when you ride, leave some of that extra cargo at home. The combined weight limit, including you, your rack cargo, and your trailer, is a specified amount, so consult the ATV Load Capacity Ratings Chart and monitor it carefully. Extra weight on the ATV will also throw you off balance if it’s not distributed evenly, side-to-side and front-to-rear. If you have 160 lb (73 kg) on the rear rack only and you’re heading up an incline, shifting your own weight forward isn’t going to do enough to compensate for that cargo sitting over the back tires. Cargo has such a huge affect on ATV handling that you need to pay a lot of attention to your speed. Even on really level areas, you should keep it under 10 Tread Lightly and leave it as you found mph (16 kph) if you’ve got a trailer it. attached. Avoid uneven terrain. Also, consider that your braking distance is Equipment going to increase with the more weight The last thing you expected was that your you carry. ATV would break down in the middle of Think about these when dealing the field... it’s usually so reliable that with cargo: sometimes you forget the ATV has its 1. Rack weight limit limits. 2. Trailer weight limit 3. Weight distribution 4. ATV speed 30 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Load Capacity Ratings Chart Arctic Cat ATV Load Capacity Ratings ITEM Specifications (lb) (kg) Max Load Capacity 515 233 Max Load Capacity - TBX 600 272 Front Rack (Max) 100 45 Rear Rack (Max) 200 91 Rear Cargo Box - TBX (Max) 300 135 Side Storage Box (each) 20 9 TBX (Max) Tongue Weight 35 16 Rear Rack and Tongue 200 91 Weight (Max) Rear Cargo Box and Tongue 300 135 Weight - TBX (Max) Towing Capacity 1050 477 Max Load Capacity - Total weight of operator, accessories, tongue weight, and cargo on front and rear racks. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking. Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Personal Choices Tongue Weight - Weight on trailer tongue. A safe, enjoyable ride is dependent on Rear Rack and Tongue Weight - Total many personal choices. An ATV, like all weight on trailer tongue, Speedpoint, and motorized vehicles, can be dangerous to operate if you choose to ignore safety rear rack. precautions, take unnecessary chances, or Rear Rack/Cargo Box and Tongue ride beyond your ability or your vehicle’s Weight - Total weight on trailer tongue, capability. Don’t allow the thrill of freedom or adventure to affect your ability to Speedpoint, and rear rack/cargo box. make good, safe choices. Towing Capacity - Total weight of Alcohol and Drug trailer and all cargo in the trailer. Consumption  NOTE: Tongue and accessory Alcohol is related to a high percentage of weight (winch, snowplow, Speedpoint, gun scabbard brackets, etc.) all hospital admissions due to ATV accimust be included as part of the front dents in the U.S. This isn’t an issue of morality. It’s extremely dangerous to and rear rack/cargo box weights. drink alcoholic beverages and ride... it’s Speedrack also very foolish. When the alcohol starts When installing Speedrack accesso- kicking in and you’re tearing along on ATV, those odds can catch up to ries, read and carefully follow the your you. instructions provided in each kit.  NOTE: Use extra caution when operating an ATV with additional loads such as accessories and/or cargo. Handling of the ATV may be adversely affected. Reduce speed when adding additional loads. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 31 DIVISION I - SAFETY Sound Judgment Sound Judgment TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: X46481A1 CITY/STATE: LAUREL, MS SEX: M AGE: 25 BODY PART: ALL PARTS BODY DATE ACCIDENT: 6-25-93 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: A 25 year old male died from drowning after the 4-wheeled ATV he was driving overturned and landed on the victim, pinning him face down in 6 inches of water in a drainage ditch. The victim had failed to make a right hand turn and drove off the side of the road. The victim was driving at an excessive speed, and under the influence of alcohol. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was not wearing a helmet. Substances to avoid when riding: 1. Alcohol 2. Over-the-counter or prescription drugs 3. Illegal/mood altering drugs Alcohol - Effects* The Number of Drinks that Impair Mental and Physical Abilities If your sense of adventure persuades you to do illegal drugs when you’re riding your ATV, this is a reality check. Something to think about—there can be legal consequences that will take away all that freedom you love. Don’t use alcohol or drugs before or during your ATV ride. Your Physical Condition Being physically exhausted is like being drunk. Try to do something that’s detailoriented when you’re really tired, and you’ll feel totally uncoordinated. Don’t ride: 1. When you’re tired Reckless Riding If you are involved in an ATV accident when you’re speeding, you have a 25% chance of landing yourself in the hospital. The faster you go, the more likely you are to destroy your head and internal organs, and skip the wheelies, jumps, stunts, and any other showboating. Laws and Regulations 1-2 DRINKS Mental processes such as restraint, awareness, concentration, and judgment affected; reaction time slowed; inability to perform complicated tasks. 3-4 DRINKS Depth perception, glare recovery, eye movement, and focus affected; decreased judgment and control. 5+ DRINKS Coordination deteriorates, loss of critical judgment, and impaired memory and comprehension. *According to the ATV Safety Institute. 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. Group Behavior People ocassionally 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. Be aware of prescription and over-thecounter medications. Drowsiness and impaired judgment can be caused by a wide variety of medications. The same is true of allergy, cold, flu, and headache medications. Your physical size and weight can’t protect you... just one antihistamine tablet can affect your judgment. 32 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 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 I P D E SCAN/SEARCH IDENTIFY HAZARDS PREDICT WHAT WILL HAPPEN DECIDE WHAT TO DO EXECUTE THE DECISION ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 33 DIVISION I - SAFETY Sound Judgment Supervision Overview You’re responsible for supervising those who ride your ATV. Your wisdom is valuable... it’ll bring them all back safely— your friends, your family, your relatives, and your ATV. It’s crucial that you consider yourself a supervisor for all riders of your ATV. Whether you accept responsibility or not, the truth is that you are responsible for others riding your ATV. Taking Responsibility You’re to the last letter in “P.A.S.S.”...“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. 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. TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: N37023A1 CITY/STATE: MOOERSFORKS, NY SEX: F AGE: 5 BODY PART: UPPER TRUNK DATE ACCIDENT: 6-29-93 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: The victim of this incident, a five year old female, was operating a four wheeled all terrain vehicle (ATV) in the front yard of her parents’ house, under the supervision of her father. The victim drove the ATV down an area where the only way to turn around was around a grain silo. The victim was executing a right hand turn when the vehicle tipped over to the right and fell onto her body. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Photographs of the incident were not taken by law enforcement officials. 34 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. Remember that regardless of experience, you should never let anyone under the age of 16 operate your ATV. Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age. Speed Age Category (Years) Limitations (MPH) Y-12+ T-14 G&S NOTES Operate 12 or 15 - Limited Older 30 - Maximum Under Adult Supervision 14 or Older 20 - Limited Operate 30 - Limited Under Adult 38 - Maximum Supervision According to 16 or Local RegulaOlder tions — DIVISION II - OPERATION/MAINTENANCE ATV Specifications ENGINE Type 450/550/700 Four-Cycle/Liquid Cooled OHC Bore x Stroke 89 mm x 71.12 mm (3.5 x 2.8 in.) - 450 92 mm x 82 mm (3.62 x 3.22 in.) - 550 102 mm x 85 mm (4.01 x 3.35 in.) - 700 Displacement 442 cc (27 cu in.) - 450 545 cc (33.6 cu in.) - 550 695 cc (42.4 cu in.) - 700 NGK CR7E - 450 NGK CPR8E - 550/700 0.5-0.6 mm (0.019-0.024 in.) - 550/700 0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in.) - 450 Hydraulic w/Brake Lever Lock and Rear Foot Brake Spark Plug Type Spark Plug Gap Brake Type CHASSIS Height (Overall) Width (Overall) Suspension Travel (Front/Rear) Tire Size (Front) Tire Size (Rear) Tire Inflation Pressure 215 cm (84.75 in.) 249 cm (98.00 in.) - TBX 219.71 cm (86.5 in.) - Mud Pro 122.0 cm (48.0 in.) - 700 125 cm (49.3 in.) - 450/550/TBX 131.45 cm (51.75 in.) - Mud Pro 120.7 cm (47.5 in.) 25.4 cm (10 in.) 25 x 8-12 28 x 9-14 - Mud Pro 25 x 10-12 28 x 11-14 - Mud Pro 0.35 kg/cm² (5.0 psi) DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Length (Overall) MISCELLANY Dry Weight (Approx) Gas Tank Capacity 314 kg (692 lb) - 450 316 kg (697 lb) - 550/700 361 kg (796 lb) - TBX 360 kg (793 lb) - Mud Pro 21.6 L (5.7 U.S. gal.) 22.0 L (5.8 U.S. gal.) - TBX Coolant Capacity N/A - 450 2.9 L (3.0 U.S. qt) - 550/700 Differential Capacity 275 ml (9.3 fl oz) Rear Drive Capacity 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) Engine Oil Capacity (Approx) 2.8 L (3.0 U.S. qt) - 450 1.9 L (2.0 U.S. qt) - 550/700 Gasoline (Recommended) 87 Octane Regular Unleaded Engine Oil (Recommended) Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic) Front Differential/Rear Drive Lubricant SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid Taillight/Brakelight 12V/8W/27W Headlight 12V/27W (4) Starting System Electric Specifications subject to change without notice. 35 ATV Specifications ENGINE Type 1000 1000 Mud Pro Four-Cycle/Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Bore x Stroke 92 mm x 71.6 mm (3.66 x 2.81 in.) Displacement 951.9 cc (58 cu in.) Spark Plug Type NGK CPR8E (2) Spark Plug Gap 0.5-0.6 mm (0.019 - 0.024 in.) Brake Type Hydraulic w/Brake Lever Lock and Rear Foot Brake Fuel System EFI CHASSIS Length (Overall) 215 cm (84.75 in.) 240 cm (94.50 in.) Height (Overall) 121.9 cm (48.0 in.) 131.6 cm (51.8 in.) Width (Overall) 120.7 cm (47.5 in.) Suspension Travel (Front/Rear) 25.4 cm (10 in.) Tire Size (Front) 25 x 9-12 28 x 9-14 Tire Size (Rear) 25 x 11-12 28 x 11-14 Tire Inflation Pressure 0.35 kg/cm² (5.0 psi) MISCELLANY Dry Weight (Approx) 324.7 kg (716 lb) Gas Tank Capacity 361 kg (797 lb) 21.6 L (5.7 U.S. gal.) Coolant Capacity 3.3 L (3.5 U.S. qt) Front Differential Capacity 275 ml (9.3 fl oz) Rear Drive Capacity 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) Engine Oil Capacity (Approx) Gasoline (Recommended) Engine Oil (Recommended) Differential/Rear Drive Lubricant 1.9 L (2.0 U.S. qt) 87 Octane Regular Unleaded Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic) SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid Taillight/Brakelight 12V/8W/27W Headlight 12V/27W (4) Starting System Specifications subject to change without notice. 36 Electric Location of Parts and Controls FI016H FI025C 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Battery Headlights Hand Brake Lever Power Distribution Module Radiator Access Panel Seat Latch Storage Compartment Reverse Override Switch Rear Foot Brake Brake Lever Lock Key Switch Shift Lever Throttle Limiter 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Throttle Lever DC Power Outlet Taillight/Brakelight Operator’s Manual Location Headlight HI/LO Switch Starter Button Engine Stop Switch Drive Select Switch Tailgate Latch (TBX) Storage Compartment (TBX) Cargo Box Latch Handle (TBX)  NOTE: The ATV you have purchased may differ slightly from those shown in the figures of this manual. 37 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 739-569D ATV Operation Starting the Engine Basic Operating Maneuvers Always start with the ATV on a flat, level surface. Carbon monoxide poisoning can Active riding and basic maneuvers are kill you, so keep your ATV outside while it’s the foundation of your ATV ride. Without running. Follow these steps to start it up: basic skills, it’s impossible to move to 1. Mount the ATV and sit down. this level— active riding. These are your 2. Engage the brake lever lock. basic maneuvers: • • • • • • • 3. Turn on the ignition. Mounting the ATV Starting the Engine Starting a Cold Engine Shifting Braking/Stopping Parking Dismounting the ATV 4. Shift into neutral. 5. Move the engine stop switch to RUN. 6. Press the starter button. CAUTION Mounting the ATV To get seated: 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. Do not run the starter motor for more than eight seconds per starting attempt. The starter motor may overheat causing severe starter motor damage. Allow 15 seconds between starting attempts to allow the starter motor to cool. 7. Let the engine warm up. 3. Swing your leg over the seat and set your right foot down on the right-side Another way to remember the starting footrest. procedure is by using the acronym 4. Get seated in a comfortable position. “BONE-C.” It stands for: 5. Always keep your feet planted on the footrests. B O N E C BRAKES LOCKED IGNITION SWITCH ON NEUTRAL TRANSMISSION ENGINE SWITCH AUTOMATIC CHOKE EFI Starting a Cold Engine  NOTE: It is very important not to touch or compress the throttle lever during the starting procedures. 1. Turn off all electrical accessories (hand warmer, lights, etc.); then rotate the ignition switch key to the first position (ON) leaving the headlights OFF. Note that the N is indicated on the LCD. 2. 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.  NOTE: Do not touch the throttle lever until the engine has run for at least 3 minutes. 38 3. Allow the engine to warm up for approximately 2-3 minutes or until the ATV will accelerate without hesitating. Shifting ! WARNING Do not start the engine or operate this ATV with the clutch shield removed. Severe injury could result. Braking/Stopping The Arctic Cat ATV with an automatic transmission has a dual-range transmis- Always allow plenty of room and time to sion with reverse. To shift the ATV, fol- stop safely. Sometimes quick stops are inevitable, so always be prepared. low these steps: Whether you’re stopping slowly or stopping quickly, do this: 1. Squeeze the brake lever on the left handlebar to apply both the front and rear brakes. 2. If your wheels lock, release them for a second; then apply them again. 2. To engage the low range from high range, move the shift lever outward and forward.  NOTE: The high range is for normal riding with light loads. The low range is for carrying heavy loads or trailer towing. Compared to HIGH range, the LOW range position provides slower speed and greater torque to the wheels. CAUTION Always shift into low range when operating on wet or uneven terrain, when towing or pushing heavy loads, and when using a plow. Failure to follow this caution may result in premature Vbelt failure or in damage to related drive system components. 3. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and rearward into the R position. CAUTION Always come to a complete stop before attempting to shift from one range to the other or into reverse. Always shift on level ground, or engage the brake lever lock before shifting into another range or into reverse. ! WARNING Excessive repetitive use of the hydraulic brake for high speed stops will cause overheating of the brake fluid and premature brake pad wear which will result in an unexpected loss of brakes. ! WARNING Use only Arctic Cat approved brake fluid. Never substitute or mix different types or grades of brake fluid. Brake loss can result. Check brake fluid level and pad wear before each use. Brake loss can result in severe injury or even death. Parking Parking involves following the previous rules for braking; then: 1. After the ATV stops, shift into neutral. 2. Stop the engine using the engine stop switch. 3. Turn off the ignition. 4. If you have to park on a hill, shift the ATV into low gear; otherwise, try to park only on level surfaces. 39 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE CF130B 1. To engage the high range from neutral, move the shift lever forward. 3. Never “ride” the brake. Even maintaining minimal pressure on the brake lever will cause the brake pads to drag on the disc and may overheat the brake fluid. 5. Engage the brake lever lock. Dismounting the ATV After you’ve followed the procedure for parking, it’s time to dismount: 1. Double check that the brake lever lock is engaged. 2. Swing your right leg over to the left side of the seat. 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. 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. Safe riding techniques include: • • • • • • • • • • • Riding Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance Wide Turns Sharp Turns Quick Turns K-Turns Riding Uphill Riding Downhill Sidehilling/Traversing Swerving Crossing Obstacles ATV-0012 1. Keep your feet on the footrests and both hands on the handlebar. 2. Hold the brake lever, and release the brake lever lock. 3. Shift into gear. 4. Release the brake slowly and apply the throttle. Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance When you turn, the trick is to move forward and slide over to the side of the seat that’s on the inside of the turn. Support your body weight on the outside footrest. At the same time, lean your body to the inside of the turn. Pay attention to the handling—if you feel the tires coming off the ground, reduce speed, shift more of your body weight to the side that’s lifting, and make the turn wider if possible. Riding Once the engine’s warm, the ATV is ready to go. ATV-0013 ATV-0024 40 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. ATV-0025 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. Use this method for wide turns: ATV-0046 ATV-0039 ATV-0045 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-0044 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 3. You might have to lean into the turn more than you do in a wide turn. 4. If shifting your weight and balance aren’t enough to keep the ATV tires on the ground, straighten out the handlebar as much as you can. 41 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE ATV-0038 5. Gradually increase your speed as you K-Turns come out of the turn. Use K-turns if you accidentally stall while riding uphill; you need to take Quick Turns action before the ATV rolls backward Quick turns are the most difficult turns down the hill. and should only be done after you are experienced with your ATV. ATV-203 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Turn the handlebar, shift your weight, and balance at the same time as you enter the turn (use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn). 3. Follow this with slight acceleration. 4. For multiple turns, repeat this movement as needed. 5. To make your turn quicker, try raising yourself off the seat a few inches as you shift your weight. ATV-204 1. Stop where you are, apply the brakes, and shift to neutral. 42 2. Shut off the engine. 3. Keep your body weight shifted forward. 4. Get off the ATV on the uphill side. 5. If you’re to the left of the ATV, turn the handlebar all the way left. 7. Let the ATV roll to your right side until it faces slightly downhill. 8. Reapply the brakes. 9. Get back on the ATV from the uphill side, and keep your weight shifted uphill when you sit down. 10. Start the engine and follow the method for riding downhill. Riding Uphill Roughly 20% of accidents happen while riding on hills and as a result of the ATV rolling or flipping. So, obviously, use extreme caution and follow this method for riding uphill. ATV-0033 1. Shift down and accelerate before you start climbing; then maintain a steady pace. 2. Lean as far forward as possible. For steeper hills, come off your seat to stand and lean forward. 3. If you lose speed, quickly shift to a lower gear. At the same time, release the throttle (so your front tires don’t lift), OR 4. If that doesn’t work and you still have forward motion and the terrain permits, do a U-turn, go back down, and try climbing again, OR 5. If you have lost all forward motion, follow the K-turn procedure. NEVER OPERATE UP OR DOWN HILLS STEEPER THAN 25° ATV-0019 Riding Downhill Success in riding downhill depends on how well you know your brakes—take it easy on them, or you could flip over. ATV-0032 43 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 6. Partially release the brake, but lightly hold the brake lever. ATV-0017 ATV-0018 ATV-0028 ATV-0030 ATV-0029 ATV-0031 1. Shift your body weight as far back on the seat as possible. 2. Keep it in a low gear; stay out of neutral. 3. Lightly apply the brake and ease up on the throttle. Sidehilling/Traversing 1. Keep your speed low and consistent. 2. Shift all your body weight to the uphill side of the seat; also, support your weight on the uphill footrest. 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. 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 Swerving you’re in a situation where you absolutely Swerving is usually an emergency reachave to sidehill, follow this method: tion to avoid an obstacle but is similar to quick turns. The difference is that quick turns involve slight acceleration in the turn; don’t accelerate if you swerve. 44 ATV-0016 ATV-0043 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the obstacle. 2. Turn the handlebar. At the same time, shift your weight and balance as you swerve. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 3. Keep your hand off the brake until the emergency is over and you’re back in control. Crossing Obstacles ATV-0027 1. Keep your speed way down; less than 5 mph. 2. Approach the obstacle head-on. 3. Come up off the seat. 4. Keep your weight on the footrests. 5. Apply a little throttle when the front tires make contact with the obstacle. Crossing obstacles is risky; avoid it if 6. Lean forward and release the throttle possible. Riding over logs, rocks, and when the front tires clear the obstacle. ruts means combining all the active riding skills into one big motion. Your ATV 7. Keep your body loose to absorb any will respond differently for different shock. obstacles (logs, ruts, etc.), but these are 8. If the ATV starts tipping, shift your general guidelines for overcoming twoweight to keep it in balance. track (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. 45 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE ATV-0026 2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. Don’t apply the throttle. 3. Find something to block the rear tires. Tips Stalling on a Hill If you use the right method for riding Driving an ATV and a car have some uphill, this shouldn’t happen. But if you similarities; however, there are a few sit- have a problem, do this: uations that require special attention: 1. If the ATV hasn’t started rolling • Reversing backwards yet, follow the procedure • Skidding or Sliding for the K-Turn, OR • • • • • • • Parking on a Hill Stalling on a Hill Crossing Water Crossing Roads Cold Weather Driving Stopping the ATV Stopping the Engine Reversing It’s tough to see things behind you. 1. Go slowly. It’s hard to see behind you. 2. Keep your handlebar straight. 2. If the ATV is already rolling backward, lean as far forward as possible standing up on the footrests. 3. Nice and easy, apply the hand brake lever. 4. When you come to a stop, follow the procedure for the K-turn. 5. If the ATV continues to roll backward, dismount immediately on the uphill side. Crossing Water Your ATV can only handle water up to its 3. Backing down hills is a bad idea; do a footrests. Any more than that and you U-turn or K-turn instead to turn risk engine damage and/or personal around. injury. Stay away from fast moving rivers. ATV tires can be buoyant, so if the Skidding or Sliding water is too deep, you might find the If you lose control after hitting sand, ice, ATV suddenly afloat. mud, or water: 1. Physically check the depth and cur1. Turn your handlebar into the direction rent of the water, especially if you of the slide. can’t see the bottom. You’re also checking for boulders, logs, or any 2. Keep your hand off the brakes until other hidden obstacles. you’re out of the skid. 2. Keep your speed slow. 3. Shift your weight forward. 3. Make sure you have a way out on the Sometimes your ATV may not respond other side of the water. and goes straight ahead instead of letting you turn. Here’s how to handle it: 4. If you get stuck in the sludge or mud, try rocking the ATV from side to side. 1. Slow down. 5. Once you’ve cleared the water, 2. Move forward on the seat. briefly apply the brakes to make sure they work. 3. Lean to inside of turn. 4. Turn handlebar. Parking on a Hill This shouldn’t be necessary, but if it is: 1. Keep it in gear. 46 Crossing Roads Crossing roads on your ATV is also a bad idea, so avoid it. If you can’t: 1. Stop completely on the shoulder of the road. 2. Check both directions for traffic. 3. Crossing near a blind corner or intersection is dangerous; don’t do it. 4. Drive straight across to the opposite shoulder. 3. If the brakes are frozen, take the ATV to a warmer area to thaw out the brakes. ! WARNING Do not attempt to free frozen brakes 5. Take into account that your ATV by pouring warm water on the brake could stall while crossing; give your- pads and housings. self enough time to get off the road.  NOTE: After the brakes thaw, dry 6. You have to assume that oncoming them by applying them several times cars don’t see you, and if they do, while riding slowly. they won’t be able to predict your  NOTE: After riding through water, actions. mud, snow, or slush, it is important 7. It’s illegal to cross public roads in to dry both brake systems before parking the ATV. some places. Know your local laws.  NOTE: Check that all control levers move freely. Make sure the footrest, shift lever, and rear foot brake are free of ice and snow. ! WARNING For your personal safety, it is very important to wear the type and amount of cold-weather clothing according to the coldest anticipated temperatures. ! 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. 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. 1. With the transmission in neutral, move the ATV forward and backward to check that the wheels roll freely. If Stopping The ATV the ATV will not roll, the tires may be To stop the ATV, first release the throttle frozen to the ground or the brake pads lever. Next, apply the brake. may be frozen to the discs. Stopping The Engine 2. If the tires are frozen to the ground, pour warm water around them to melt To stop the engine, turn the ignition switch key to the OFF position or set the the ice. engine stop switch to the OFF position. CAUTION Before riding, manually move the ATV forward and backward to make certain that all wheels roll freely. 47 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Cold Weather Driving General Information ATV Identification Numbers The Arctic Cat ATV has two identification numbers: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Engine Serial Number (ESN). The VIN is located on the frame support rail. Always provide the ATV name, Vehicle Identification Number, and Engine Serial Number when contacting an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for parts, service, accessories, or warranty. If a complete engine must be replaced, ask the dealer to notify Arctic Cat for correct registration information. Ignition Switch Key Two keys come with the ATV. Keep the spare key in a safe place. An identifying number is stamped on each key. Use this number when ordering a replacement key. AF968B The ESN is located on the left-side rear of the engine crankcase. ATV-0055 Control Locations and Functions Ignition Switch The ignition switch has three positions. CF109I ATV-0056 GZ001C 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. 48 OFF position — All electrical circuits except the accessory plug are off. The engine will not start. The key can be removed in this position.  NOTE: The accessory plug is powered by the battery at all times. ON position — The ignition circuit is complete and the engine can run. The key cannot be removed in this position. LIGHTS position — The ignition circuit is complete and the headlights and taillight are on. The key cannot be removed in this position. CAUTION Leaving the ignition switch in the ON or LIGHTS position for a long period of time when the engine is not running may cause the battery to discharge. Always leave the ignition switch in the OFF position when engine is not running. CAUTION Always come to a complete stop before attempting to shift from one range to the other or into reverse. Always shift on level ground, or engage the brake lever lock before shifting into another range or into reverse. Drive Select Switch Shift Lever  NOTE: The high range is for nor- Do not attempt to either engage or mal riding with light loads. The low disengage the 4WD lock while the range is for carrying heavy loads or ATV is moving. trailer towing. Compared to HIGH The 4WD lock allows the operator to range, the LOW range position provides slower speed and greater mechanically lock the front differential to apply equal power to both front wheels. torque to the wheels. To engage the lock from 4WD, slide the switch up and move fully to the left. To disengage the lock, move the switch Always shift into low range when lever to the right. CAUTION operating on wet or uneven terrain, when towing or pushing heavy loads, and when using a plow. Failure to follow this caution may result in premature V-belt failure or in damage to related drive system components. 3. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and rearward into the R position. ! WARNING The 4WD lock is intended for use where minimum traction is available. NEVER EXCEED 10 MPH (16 kph) with the lock engaged. Maneuverability and handling characteristics will differ with the lock engaged. 49 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE FI475A This switch allows the operator to operate the ATV in either two-wheel drive (rear wheels) or four-wheel drive (all CF130B wheels). For normal riding on flat, dry, These ATV’s have a dual-range auto- hard surfaces, two-wheel drive should be matic transmission with reverse. To shift sufficient. In situations of aggressive trail conditions, four-wheel drive would be the ATV, follow these steps: the desired choice. 1. To engage the high range from neuTo either engage or disengage the front tral, move the shift lever forward. wheels, move the switch to the 4WD 2. To engage the low range from high position or to the 2WD position. range, move the shift lever outward and forward. CAUTION Hand Brake Lever/Brake Lever Lock 738-420B ! WARNING Always check to be sure that the brake lever lock has been disengaged before operating the ATV. An accident could result if the brake lever lock is left engaged while the ATV is operated. The brake may relax if left engaged for a long period of time. This could cause an accident; therefore, do not leave the ATV on a hill depending on the brake lever lock. Always block the downhill side of the wheels if leaving the ATV on a hill or park the ATV in a sidehill position. The hand brake is considered to be the normal operating (main) brake. It should Headlight HI/LO Switch be applied whenever a braking situation is needed. Apply the brake by compressing the brake lever toward the handlebar. To engage and release the brake lever lock, use the following procedure. 1. Squeeze the hand brake two or three times and release it. 2. Depress and hold the brake lever lock. CF245A Use the headlight HI/LO switch to select 3. While holding in on the brake lever the high or low headlight beam when the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS position. lock, squeeze the brake lever. When the switch is in the HI position, the  NOTE: It will click as it engages high beam will illuminate. When the and the brake lever will not return to switch is in the LO position, the low beam its released position. will illuminate. 4. Release the brake lever lock by Engine Stop Switch squeezing the brake lever. It will OFF position — The ignition circuit is off. return to its released position. The engine cannot be started or will not Check to make sure the brake lever lock run. If the engine stop switch is used to engages properly and that the brake stop engine without turning off ignition (when engaged) locks the wheels. switch, the battery may discharge. 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. RUN position — The ignition circuit is on. The engine can start and run. Starter Button Pushing in on this button activates the  NOTE: The brake lever lock must starter motor. Before starting the engine, lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take the make sure the ignition switch is in the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV ON position, the transmission is in neudealer for service. tral, and the brake lever lock is engaged. 3. Attempt to push the ATV. 50  NOTE: This ATV has safety inter- Throttle lever travel may be limited by lock switches which prevent the adjusting the throttle limiter screw. The starter motor from activating when throttle limiter should be adjusted the transmission is not in neutral. To according to the operator’s skill and start the ATV while in gear, depress experience. To adjust the throttle limiter, the rear foot brake or compress the use the following procedure. brake lever; then depress the starter button. Reverse Override Switch This ATV is equipped with a reverse speed limiter system. When additional RPM is needed in reverse, depress and hold the override switch. 1. Loosen the jam nut. 2. Turn the throttle limiter screw clockwise to decrease engine RPM maximum or counterclockwise to increase engine RPM maximum. 3. Tighten the jam nut securely.  NOTE: The reverse override switch  NOTE: The ATV is equipped with is active in 4WD only. ! WARNING Never activate the override switch while the throttle is open as a loss of control may result. an RPM limiter that retards ignition timing when maximum RPM is approached. When the RPM limiter is activated, it could be misinterpreted as a high-speed misfire. Rear Foot Brake CF117 FI475B Control engine RPM with the position of the throttle lever. Operate this lever with the thumb. Pushing it forward increases engine RPM and allowing it to retract decreases engine RPM. Throttle Limiter Screw Pressing the rear foot brake downward will apply the brake to the rear wheels. Power Steering Some ATV’s were produced with an Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system to reduce steering effort and rider fatigue over a broad range of operating conditions. The EPS system engages when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and disengages after approximately five minutes (to conserve battery power) if the engine is not running. ATV-0053 This system is entirely maintenance-free: no adjustment or servicing is required. There are no fluids to check or change, and the EPS system is entirely self-contained and sealed to protect it from the elements. 51 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Throttle Lever The EPS system is battery system powered; therefore, the battery must be in good condition and fully charged. Power delivery and overload protection is provided by an EPS relay and 30-amp fuse located under the seat in the Power Distribution Module (PDM). CF236A 2411-213 The system is self-monitored and will display a “P0635” malfunction code on the LCD gauge/speedometer should an EPS system control circuit problem occur. Do not operate the ATV with a “P0635” malfunction code displayed.  NOTE: Turn the key switch to the OFF position then back to the ON position to reset the malfunction code. If the code continues to be displayed, take your ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat Dealer for EPS system servicing before resuming operation. CAUTION Never operate this ATV with a “P0635” code indicated on the LCD gauge/speedometer. This indicates a malfunction in the EPS system control circuit and could result in a loss of power steering assist. 1. Clock/Engine Hour Meter - The clock function indicates time in the 12-hour mode; the hour meter indicates the total time the ATV has run and cannot be reset to zero. To set the clock, use the following procedure. A. With the ignition switch ON, press and release the Mode Button (3) until the Clock/Engine Hour Meter (1) is displayed; then (if necessary) press and release the Set/Reset Button (4) to select the clock display. B. Press and hold the Set/Reset Button (4) until the minutes stop scrolling and the hour display starts to scroll. Momentarily release when the correct hour is displayed; then repeatedly press and release the Set/Reset Button (4) until the correct minutes are displayed.  NOTE: Clock memory power is supplied through the 15-amp accessory fuse and verified during gauge “power-up” and reset. In the event of clock memory power failure (blown fuse, etc.), the gauge will “powerup,” reset, and shut down repeatedly until clock memory power is Speedometer/LCD restored. Always check the 15-amp (Digital) accessory fuse if this gauge condi NOTE: All segments of the LCD tion is noted. will activate for approximately two  NOTE: The engine hour meter will seconds when the ignition switch is not activate until engine speed rotated to the ON position. exceeds 500 RPM. In the event of electrical power failure, the EPS system becomes disabled (similar to an automobile with the engine shut off). Steering effort increases but steering control can be maintained. 52 2. Temperature Indicator - If the engine coolant temperature exceeds the normal operating range, the temperature icon will begin flashing and the LCD will go blank for 30 seconds; then the LCD will return to normal. However, the temperature icon will continue to flash. CAUTION Continued operation with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear.  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature. 5. Fuel Level Indicator - Indicates approximate amount of gasoline in the gas tank.  NOTE: When the bottom segment flashes, approximately 3.5 L (0.92 U.S. gal.) of gasoline remains in the tank. 6. Low Oil Pressure - Will be displayed during self-test at start-up. It will not be displayed during normal operation as oil pressure is not monitored on these models. 7. Odometer/Trip Meter - Odometer registers the total distance the vehicle has traveled. The trip meter is resetable and can be used to measure trip or trip legs. The odometer cannot be reset. engine (or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator) can reduce cooling capacity. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator and the engine to remove any debris restricting air flow. CAUTION Arctic Cat does not recommend using a pressure washer to clean the radiator core. The pressure may bend or flatten the fins causing restricted air flow, and electrical components on the radiator could be damaged. Use only a garden hose with spray nozzle at normal tap pressure. 3. Mode Button - Shifts the gauge through three set-up modes: speedometer/tachometer, distance, and time.  NOTE: The Mode Button must be pressed and released to shift modes. Approximately two seconds after the Mode Button is released, the digital gauge will return to full display. eter (ODO) or trip meter (TRIP), press the Mode Button (3) to select the distance mode; then press the Set/ Reset Button (4) to select the desired display. Hold the Set/Reset Button down to reset the trip meter. 8. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates which gear position is selected. • R (reverse)/N (neutral)/L (low range)/H (high range)  NOTE: An E will be displayed if there is an error caused by a no-shift position signal. 9. High Beam Indicator - The High Beam icon will appear only when the headlights are on high beam. 10. 4WD Lock Indicator - Displays LOCK when the front differential lock has been engaged. 11. Drive Select Indicator - Displays 4WD when selected by the drive select switch or when the 4WD lock is engaged. The display is blank when in 2WD. 4. Set/Reset Button - In conjunction 12. Speedometer - Indicates the approxiwith the Mode Button, sets and resets mate vehicle speed in miles per hour various displays on the digital gauge. (MPH) or kilometers per hour (km/h). Also used to shift from speedometer function to tachometer function on  NOTE: To change mph/km/h display, press and release Mode Button the speedometer/tachometer gauge. (3) until the icon (MPH/km/h) appears; then press the Set Button (4) to change the display. 53 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE  NOTE: Debris in front of the  NOTE: To shift between the odom- Condition Warning Display - Uses odometer/trip meter display of the LCD to warn of a system error condition requiring attention. A. Volt - The LCD will go blank except the word VOLT will flash on the LCD whenever a low voltage (< 9 DC volts) or a high voltage (> 16 DC volts) is detected. When voltage returns to normal, the gauge must be reset by turning the ignition key to the OFF position and then to the ON position. B. EFI - On the 550/700 models, the LCD will go blank except the letters EFI will flash on the LCD whenever an electronic fuel injection error is detected. After 30 seconds, the LCD will return to normal; however, the letters EFI will continue to flash until the cause of the error is corrected. C. EFI - On the 450/1000 models, the LCD will go blank except a malfunction code will flash on the LCD and a wrench icon will be displayed whenever an electronic fuel injection malfunction is detected. After 30 seconds, the LCD will return to normal; however, the malfunction code and wrench icon will continue to be displayed until the malfunction is corrected. CF094A 1. Clock/Engine Hour Meter - The clock function indicates time in the 12-hour mode; the hour meter indicates the total time the ATV has run and cannot be reset to zero. To set the clock, use the following procedure. A. With the ignition switch ON, press and release the Mode Button (3) until the Clock/Engine Hour Meter (1) is displayed; then (if necessary) press and release the Set/Reset Button (4) to select the clock display. B. Press and hold the Set/Reset Button (4) until the minutes stop scrolling and the hour display starts to scroll. Momentarily release when the correct hour is displayed; then repeatedly press and release the Set/Reset Button (4) until the correct minutes are displayed.  NOTE: Take the ATV to an autho-  NOTE: Clock memory power is rized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have supplied through the 15-amp accesthe EFI error corrected and to have sory fuse and verified during gauge “power-up” and reset. In the event of the ECU reset as soon as possible. clock memory power failure (blown Speedometer/LCD fuse, etc.), the gauge will “power(Analog/Digital) up,” reset, and shut down repeatedly  NOTE: All segments of the LCD until clock memory power is will activate for approximately two restored. Always check the 15-amp seconds when the ignition switch is accessory fuse if this gauge condition is noted. rotated to the ON position.  NOTE: The engine hour meter will not activate until engine speed exceeds 500 RPM. 2. Fuel Level Indicator - Indicates approximate amount of gasoline in the gas tank. 54 flashes, approximately 3.5 L (0.92 U.S. gal.) of gasoline remains in the tank. 3. Mode Button - Shifts the gauge through three set-up modes: speedometer/tachometer, distance, and time.  NOTE: The Mode Button must be pressed and released to shift modes. Approximately two seconds after the Mode Button is released, the digital gauge will return to full display. 4. Set/Reset Button - In conjunction with the Mode Button, sets and resets various displays on the digital gauge. Also used to shift from speedometer function to tachometer function on the speedometer/tachometer gauge. 5. Odometer/Trip Meter (T1 and T2) Odometer registers the total distance the vehicle has traveled. Trip meters can register two distances (for instance, T1 could register trip distance and T2 could register distance between stops). The trip meters can be reset while the odometer only registers accumulated miles/kilometers and the odometer cannot be reset to zero. All distances correspond to speedometer function selected (MPH or km/h).  NOTE: To select the odometer (ODO), trip #1 (T1), or trip #2 (T2), press the Mode Button (3) to select the distance mode; then press the Set/Reset Button (4) to select the desired display. Hold the Set/Reset button down to reset trip meters. 6. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates which gear position is selected. 8. Needle Indicator Display - Displays which speedometer function (MPH or km/h) or tachometer function (RPM) is selected.  NOTE: The speedometer and tachometer functions may be switched by pressing the Set/Reset Button. 9. 4WD Lock Indicator - Displays LOCK when the front differential lock has been engaged. 10. Drive Select Indicator - Displays 4WD when selected by the drive select switch or when the 4WD lock is engaged. The display is blank when in 2WD. 11. High Beam Indicator - The High Beam icon will appear only when the headlights are on high beam. CF101A 12. Battery Condition Indicator - The speedometer/tachometer needle will not function and the LCD will go blank except the word VOLT will flash on the LCD whenever a low voltage (< 9 DC volts) or high voltage (>16 DC volts) is detected. When voltage returns to normal, the gauge must be reset by turning the ignition key to OFF; then back to ON. • R (reverse)/N (neutral)/ L (low range)/ H (high range).  NOTE: An E will be displayed if there is an error caused by a no-shift position signal. 7. Speedometer/Tachometer - A needle indicates approximate vehicle speed in mph or km/h when speedometer function is selected or rpm when tachometer function is selected. CF098A 55 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE  NOTE: When the bottom segment 13. Temperature Indicator - The speedometer/tachometer needle will sweep full scale and the LCD will go blank except the high temperature icon will flash. After 30 seconds, the speedometer/ tachometer needle and LCD will return to normal, but the temperature icon will continue to flash. The icon should not be visible during normal operation. CF099A CAUTION Continued operation with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear.  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature. 14. EFI Error Indicator - On the 550/700 models, the speedometer/tachometer needle will sweep full scale and the LCD will go blank except the letters EFI will flash on the LCD whenever an electronic fuel injection error code is detected. After 30 seconds, the LCD and speedometer/tachometer needle will return to normal, but the letters EFI will continue to flash on the LCD until the cause of the error is corrected. 14. EFI Malfunction Indicator - On the 450/1000 models, the speedometer/ tachometer needle will sweep full scale and the LCD will go blank except a malfunction code and wrench icon will be displayed on the LCD whenever an electronic fuel injection malfunction code is detected. After 30 seconds, the LCD and speedometer/tachometer will return to normal, but the malfunction code and wrench icon will continue to be displayed on the LCD until the malfunction is corrected.  NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have the error corrected and the system error reset as soon as possible.  NOTE: Debris in front of the engine (or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator) can reduce cooling capacity. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator and the engine to remove any debris restricting air flow. CAUTION Arctic Cat does not recommend using a pressure washer to clean the radiator core. The pressure may bend or flatten the fins causing restricted air flow, and electrical components on the radiator could be damaged. Use only a garden hose with spray nozzle at normal tap pressure. FI001A Electric Fuel Pump An electric fuel pump is incorporated in the gas tank to deliver gasoline to the fuel injector. The fuel pump is activated when the ignition switch is in the ON position.  NOTE: Both the ignition and fuel pump functions will be interrupted by the Tilt Sensor if the ATV tips over past 60°-70°. Righting the ATV will reactivate the ignition and fuel pump. 56 Gas Hoses Replace the gas hoses every two years. Damage from aging may not always be visible. 1. To remove the seat, lift up on the latch release (located at the rear of the seat); then raise the rear of the seat and slide it rearward. 2. To lock the seat into position, slide the front of the seat into the seat retainers and push down firmly on the rear of seat. The seat should automatically lock into position. Oil Level Stick ! WARNING Make sure the seat is secure before mounting the ATV. Severe personal injury may result if the seat is not properly secured. ATV-0100AA Tailgate Latch (TBX) There is an oil level stick for checking the engine oil level. To check the oil level, use the following procedure. ground when checking the engine oil level. 1. Unscrew the oil level stick and wipe it with a clean cloth. 739-569A 2. Install the oil level stick and thread into the engine case. 1. To open the tailgate, pull the latch (located at the center of the tailgate).  NOTE: The oil level stick should be 2. To close the tailgate, press forward firmly. The tailgate will latch automatically. threaded in for checking purposes. 3. Remove the oil level stick; the engine oil level should be above the “L” mark Cargo Box Latch but not higher than the “F” mark. Handles (TBX) CAUTION Do not overfill the engine with oil. Always make sure the oil level is above the “L” mark but not higher than the “F” mark. Seat Latch 739-569B 1. To raise the cargo box, rotate either handle upward; then raise the cargo box. 2. To lower the cargo box, push down firmly on the front of the box. The box will automatically lock into position. AL676A 57 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE  NOTE: The ATV should be on level Side Storage Compartment (TBX) 738-424A When loading a trailer properly, two items are critical: Gross Trailer Weight TB013 (the weight of the trailer plus cargo) and 1. To open a compartment, lift the straps Trailer Tongue Weight. off the hatch lugs. 2. To close a compartment, pull the straps over the hatch lugs. Safety Flag Bracket A bracket is provided for mounting a flag at the rear of the ATV. Rack Loading (Front and Rear) The front rack and rear rack are designed to carry specified load capacities. Always refer to the ATV Load Capacity Ratings Chart for proper capacities. ! WARNING Make sure the loads on the front and rear racks will not interfere with the ATV controls or obstruct the view of the operator. Also, make sure the loads are evenly distributed, properly secured, and will not shift while operating the ATV. Trailering and Towing ! WARNING Make sure that the load in the trailer is properly secured and will not shift while moving. Also, do not overload the trailer. ! WARNING Never exceed any of the ATV weight restrictions. Trailer Tongue Weight is the downward force exerted on the hitch by the trailer coupler when the trailer is fully loaded and the coupler is at its normal towing height. Refer to the Load Capacity Ratings Chart for tongue weight information. Always maintain a slow speed when trailering and towing and avoid sudden accelerations, quick maneuvers, and sudden stops. Braking distance will be affected when towing a trailer. When towing a trailer, always maintain slow speed and allow more stopping distance than when not towing a trailer. ! WARNING ! WARNING Never use the racks as a towing or trailering point. Riding an ATV without extra caution when towing a trailer will be hazardous. Trailer towing can affect the handling and braking of the ATV. Never tow a trailer without a rigid tongue and never exceed 10 mph. Avoid sudden accelerations and stopping of the ATV. Do not make quick maneuvers. Avoid uneven surfaces and do not tow on hills. Never carry passengers in a trailer unless the trailer is designed for such use. Allow more stopping distance than when not towing a trailer. Arctic Cat ATV’s are equipped with a frame-mounted receiver for a standard 5.1 cm (2 in.) receiver hitch. The standard receiver hitch must be purchased separately. 58 Transporting ATV When using ethanol blended gasoline, it is When transporting the ATV, Arctic Cat not necessary to add a gasoline antifreeze recommends that the ATV be in its normal since ethanol will prevent the accumulaoperating position (on all four wheels) and tion of moisture in the fuel system. the following procedure be used. CAUTION 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. Secure the ATV with load rated holddown 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 Do not use white gas. Only Arctic Cat approved gasoline additives should be used. Recommended Engine/ Transmission 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 castorbased 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. ATV-0067 CAUTION If using additional hold-down straps in any other areas, care must be taken not to damage the ATV. Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant OILCHARTJ Recommended Front Differential/Rear Drive Lubricant  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the Recommended Gasoline use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants. 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. 59 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 1. Engage the brake lever lock and place the transmission in gear. The recommended lubricant (front differential and rear drive) is SAE approved 80W-90 hypoid. This lubricant meets all of the lubrication requirements of the Arctic Cat ATV. Engine Break-In After the completion of the break-in period, the engine oil and oil filter should be changed. Other maintenance after break-in should include checking of all prescribed adjustments and tightening of CAUTION all fasteners. At the discretion and Any lubricant used in place of the rec- expense of the owner/operator, the ATV ommended lubricant could cause seri- may be taken to an authorized Arctic Cat ous front differential/rear drive damage. ATV dealer for this initial service. New ATV’s and renewed ATV engines require a “break-in” period. The first month is most critical to the life of this ! WARNING Always fill the gas tank in a well-ven- ATV. Proper operation during this break-in tilated area. Never add gasoline to the period will help assure maximum life and ATV gas tank near any open flames or performance from the ATV. with the engine running or hot. DO During the first 10 hours of operation, NOT SMOKE while filling the gas always use less than ½ throttle. Varying tank. the engine RPM during the break-in Since gasoline expands as its temperature period allows the components to “load” increases, the gas tank must be filled to (aiding the engine/transmission compoits rated capacity only. Expansion room nent mating process) and then “unload” must be maintained in the tank particu- (allowing components to cool). Although larly if the tank is filled with cold gaso- it is essential to place some stress on the line and then moved to a warm area. engine components during break-in, care should be taken not to overload the engine too often. Do not pull a trailer during the break-in period. Filling Gas Tank 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. ATV0049D Burnishing Brake Pads Brake pads must be burnished to achieve Allow the engine to cool before filling the full braking effectiveness. Braking distance gas tank. Care must be taken not to over- will be extended until brake pads are propfill the tank. If overfilled, gas may leak erly burnished. onto the engine creating a fire hazard. ! WARNING Do not over-flow gasoline when filling the gas tank. A fire hazard could materialize. Always allow the engine to cool before filling the gas tank. ! WARNING Do not overfill the gas tank. Tighten the gas tank cap securely after filling the tank. 60 ! WARNING Failure to properly burnish the brake pads could lead to premature brake pad wear or brake loss. Brake loss can result in severe injury. To properly burnish the brakes, use following procedure: 1. Choose an area sufficiently large to safely accelerate ATV to 30 mph and to brake to a stop. 2. Accelerate to 30 mph; then compress brake lever to decelerate to 0-5 mph. 3. Repeat procedure twenty times. ! WARNING DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Do not attempt sudden stops or put yourself into a situation where a sudden stop will be required until the brake pads are properly burnished. 61 General Maintenance  NOTE: Proper maintenance of the If the owner/operator does not feel qualiATV is important for optimum perfor- fied to perform any of these maintenance mance. Follow the Maintenance procedures or checks, take the ATV to an Schedule and all ensuing Mainte- authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for nance Instructions/Information. professional service. If, at any time, abnormal noises, vibra-  NOTE: The following instructions tions, or improper functioning of any and information refer to specific component of this ATV is detected, DO items in the maintenance and care of NOT OPERATE THE ATV. Take the the ATV. ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for inspection and adjustment or repair. 62 Maintenance Schedule Battery Initial 100 Every 100 Every 300 Every 500 Page miles after miles or 1 miles or 3 miles or 6 break-in month months months 70 I * Engine nuts and bolts - I I * Valve clearance - I I Spark plug(s) 73 73 I I I I Replace every 4000 miles or 18 months Liquid cooling system 64 I Oil cooler (1000) 66 I I 66/73 I Inspect every time before riding 57 I Inspect every time before riding Throttle cable Gas hoses Inspect every time before riding 57 I Replace every 2 years Engine/transmission oil and filter 66 R Air filter 74 I I Air filter housing drain(s) 74 I Inspect every time before riding Gear lubricant (Front differential - rear drive) 67 I I 67 V-Belt 75 Spark arrester/muffler 76 Tires/air pressure R** Replace every 4 years I I C 75/ 35-36 I Inspect every time before riding * Brake components 68 I Inspect every time before riding Brake fluid 68 I *Replace every 2 years Brake hoses 68 I *Replace every 4 years * Steering - I Inspect every time before riding * Suspension (Ball joint boots, drive axle boots front and rear, tie rods, differential and rear drive bellows) - I Inspect every time before riding * Chassis nuts and bolts - I T Frame/welds/racks - I I Electrical connections - I I 76 I Headlight/taillight-brakelight Inspect every time before riding I=Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, replace as necessary T=Tighten R = Replace C = Clean * 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. 63 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Item Liquid Cooling System  NOTE: Debris in front of the engine 700/1000 or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator can reduce cooling capability. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator to remove any debris preventing air flow. CAUTION Arctic Cat does not recommend using a pressure washer to clean the radiator core. The pressure may bend or flatten the fins causing restricted air flow, and electrical components on the radiator could be damaged. Use only a garden hose with spray nozzle at normal tap pressure. The cooling system capacity can be found in the specifications chart. The cooling system should be inspected daily for leakage and damage. If leakage or damage is detected, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Also, the coolant level should be checked periodically. CAUTION Continued operation of the ATV with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear.  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature. When filling the cooling system, use a coolant/water mixture which will satisfy the coldest anticipated weather conditions of the area in accordance with the coolant manufacturer’s recommendations. While the cooling system is being filled, air pockets may develop; therefore, run the engine for five minutes after the initial fill, shut the engine off, and then fill the cooling system to the bottom of the stand pipe in the radiator neck. Checking/Filling 1. On the 700/1000, remove the two screws from the front of the radiator access panel. On the 450/550, remove the four screws securing the radiator access panel. 64 FI465A 450/550 FI476 2. On the 700/1000, lift the front of the access panel; then slide the panel forward to disengage the two rear tabs. 3. On the 700/1000, move the panel rearward until free of the rack. On the 450/550, move the panel forward until free of the ATV. 4. On Mud Pro models, remove four cap screws securing the snorkel housing to the front inspection panel; then remove two cap screws from the rear of the snorkel housing. MP006A  NOTE: Use a good quality, biodegradable glycol-based, automotivetype antifreeze. ! WARNING Never check the coolant level when the engine is hot or the cooling system is under pressure. 5. Separate the front of the snorkel housing from the rear; then remove the snorkel housing. After operating the ATV for the initial 510 minutes, stop the engine, allow the engine to cool down, and check the coolant level. Add coolant as necessary. MP003 Maintenance (Mud Pro) When operating in muddy conditions, it is extremely important to clean the radiator core frequently. Arctic Cat requires inspecting and/or flushing the radiator core before each use to prevent overheating resulting in severe engine damage. After cleaning, shine a light through the radiator core while observing from the opposite side to determine if all dirt and debris have been removed. 6. Remove two reinstallable rivets and remove the splash guard. The radiator cap can now be accessed in front of the snorkels.  NOTE: It is necessary to remove four machine screws securing the protective screen to the front of the radiator and move it forward to properly flush the radiator core. Make 7. Carefully rotate the radiator cap sure to secure the screen to the radicounterclockwise to release pressure; ator after cleaning. then remove the cap. CAUTION Failure to remove dirt and debris from the radiator prior to operating the ATV may cause overheating resulting in severe engine damage. CAUTION CF142A 8. Add coolant as necessary; then install the radiator cap and access panel or snorkel housing. Arctic Cat does not recommend using a pressure washer to clean the radiator core. The pressure may bend or flatten the fins causing restricted air flow, and electrical components on the radiator could be damaged. Use only a garden hose with spray nozzle at normal tap pressure. 65 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE CAUTION MP007A Oil Cooler (1000)  NOTE: Before attempting to adjust clean dirt and debris  NOTE: Dirt and debris must be suspension, cleaned from the cooling fins regu- from the sleeve and remove load larly to ensure proper engine oil cooling. from the suspension; then use the spanner wrench to adjust the sleeve to the desired position. CAUTION Continued operation of the ATV with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear.  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature. Position Spring Force 1 Setting Load Soft Light Stiff Heavy 2 3 4 5 Stronger Shock Absorbers General Lubrication 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. 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/Transmission Oil and Filter 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. this manual for the proper engine oil. CD453 3. Remove the drain plug from the bottom of the engine and drain the oil into a drain pan.  NOTE: Refer to the recommended  NOTE: When the ATV is operated oil viscosity chart (on page 59) in Change the engine oil and oil filter at the scheduled intervals. The engine should always be warm when the oil is changed The shock absorber has a spring force so the oil will drain easily and completely. adjustment sleeve with five adjustment 1. Park the ATV on level ground. positions to allow the spring to be 2. Loosen the oil level stick. Be careful adjusted for different riding and loading not to allow contaminates to enter the conditions. If the spring action is too soft opening. or too stiff, adjust it according to the chart. CF109M 66 733-441A CF107B 4. Using the oil filter wrench and a ratchet handle (or a socket or box-end wrench), remove the old oil filter and dispose of properly. Do not re-use oil filter.  NOTE: Clean up any excess oil after removing the filter. 5. Apply oil to the new filter O-ring and check to make sure it is positioned correctly; then install the new oil filter. Tighten securely. 7. Start the engine (while the ATV is outside on level ground) and allow it to idle for a few minutes. 8. Turn the engine off and wait approximately one minute. Recheck the oil level. CAUTION Inspect the oil for any signs of metal filings or water. If found, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for servicing. 5. Pour recommended oil into each filler hole. 9. Inspect the area around the drain plug and oil filter for leaks. Front Differential and Rear Drive Gear Lubricant (Inspecting/Changing) Inspect and change the gear lubricant in each according to the Maintenance Schedule. When changing the lubricant, CF113A use approved SAE 80W-90 hypoid oil and use the following procedure.  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the 1. Place the ATV on level ground. 2. Remove each oil filler plug. use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants. 6. Install the filler plugs. 3. Drain the oil into a drain pan by removing in turn the drain plug from each. 67 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 6. Install the engine drain plug and tighten it securely. Remove the oil filler plug being careful not to let contaminates enter the opening; then pour the recommended oil in the filler hole. Install the level stick. CF106C 4. After all the oil has been drained, install the drain plugs and tighten securely. Hydraulic Hand Brake ! WARNING Be sure to inspect the hydraulic brake system before each use. Always maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule.  NOTE: The brake lever lock must lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Brake Hoses Carefully inspect the hydraulic brake hoses for cracks or other damage. If Brake Fluid found, take the ATV to an authorized Check the brake fluid level in the brake Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have the brake fluid reservoir. If the level in the reser- hoses replaced. voir is not visible in the sight glass, add Brake Pads DOT 4 brake fluid. The clearance between the brake pads and brake discs is adjusted automatically as the brake pads wear. The only maintenance that is required is replacement of the brake pads when they show excessive wear. Check the thickness of each of the brake pads as follows: 1. Remove a front wheel. 738-420A  NOTE: If the sight glass appears dark, there is a sufficient amount of fluid in the reservoir. CAUTION 2. Measure the thickness of each brake pad. 3. If thickness of either brake pad is less than 1.0 mm (0.039 in.), take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have brake pads replaced. Be careful not to spill any fluid when filling the brake fluid reservoir. Wipe away spilled fluid immediately. Brake Lever Lock PR376B 4. Install the wheel and tighten using a crisscross pattern to 40 ft-lb (steel wheels) or 80 ft-lb (aluminum wheels). 738-420B Rear Foot Brake Check to make sure the brake lever lock The rear foot brake must be maintained engages properly and that the brake to be fully functional. (when engaged) locks the wheels. 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. Attempt to push the ATV. 68 ! WARNING Be sure to inspect the rear foot brake system before each use. Always maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule. 1. Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. The fluid level must be maintained between the MAX and MIN level marks. If the level in the reservoir is low, add DOT 4 brake fluid. 4. Check the ball joint for free-play by grasping the steering knuckle and turning it from side to side and up and down. 5. If boot damage is present or ball joint free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Tie Rod Boots (Inner and Outer/Right and Left) CD474A  NOTE: The brake fluid reservoir is located under the seat. 2. Press the rear foot brake several times to check for firmness.  NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this service. Protective Rubber Boots The protective boots should be inspected periodically according to the Maintenance Schedule. Ball Joint Boots (Upper and Lower/Right and Left) CC792 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels. 2. Remove both front wheels. 3. Inspect the four tie rod boots for cracks, tears, or perforations. 4. Check the tie rod end free-play by grasping the tie rod near the end and attempting to move it up and down. 5. If boot damage is present or tie rod end free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Drive Axle Boots CC791 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels. CC793 2. Remove both front wheels. 3. Inspect the four ball joint boots for cracks, tears, or perforations. 69 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 3. If the brake is not firm, the system must be bled. 2. Clean the battery terminals with a solution of baking soda and water.  NOTE: The sealing strip should NOT be removed and NO fluid should be added. 3. Be sure the charger and battery are in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the charger is unplugged from the 110volt electrical outlet. CF125A 1. Inspect all drive axle boots for cracks, tears, or perforations. 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. 2. If boot damage is present, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service.  NOTE: Optional battery charging adapters are available from your authorized Arctic Cat dealer to conThe battery is located under the seat. nect directly to your vehicle from the recommended chargers to simplify After being in service, batteries require the maintenance charging process. regular cleaning and recharging in order Check with your authorized Arctic to deliver peak performance and maxi- Cat dealer for proper installation of mum service life. The following proce- these charging adapter connectors. Battery dures are recommended for cleaning and maintaining a sealed battery. Always read and follow instructions provided with battery chargers and battery products.  NOTE: Refer to all warnings and cautions provided with the battery or battery maintainer/charger. 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. 5. Plug the battery charger into a 110volt 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 Maintenance Charge Icon (B) at the bottom illuminates. The Normal Charge Indicator (C) should illuminate on the upper portion of the battery charger. Maintenance Charging  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. 1. When charging a battery in the vehicle, be sure the ignition switch is in the OFF position. 70 800E  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. 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: Not using a battery charger with the proper float mainte-  NOTE: If, after charging, the batnance will damage the battery if tery does not perform to operator connected over extended periods. expectations, bring the battery to an authorized Arctic Cat dealer for Charging further troubleshooting.  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of the CTEK Multi US 800 or Jump-Starting the CTEK Multi US 3300 for battery  NOTE: Arctic Cat does not recommend jump-starting a vehicle with a maintenance charging. dead battery but rather to remove 1. Be sure the battery and terminals the battery, service it, and correctly have been cleaned with a baking charge it; however, in an emergency, soda and water solution. it may be necessary to jump-start a vehicle. If so, use the following pro NOTE: The sealing strip should cedure to carefully and safely comNOT be removed and NO fluid plete this procedure. should be added. 2. Be sure the charger and battery are in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the charger is unplugged from the 110volt 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. ! 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. 4. Plug the charger into a 110-volt electrical outlet. 71 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 3300A 1. On the vehicle to be jump-started, remove the battery cover and any terminal boots. 5. Disconnect all external accessories such as cell phones, GPS units, and radios on both vehicles. ! WARNING CAUTION 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 wellventilated. Make sure battery venting is not obstructed. Failure to disconnect electronic accessories during jump-starting may cause system damage due to power spikes. 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. 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). ! 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. CAUTION Always make sure the electrical systems are of the same voltage and ground polarity prior to connecting jumper cables. If not, severe electrical damage may occur. 4. Move the vehicle to be used for the jump-start close enough to ensure the jumper cables easily reach; then shift into neutral, set and lock the brakes, shut off all electrical accessories, and turn the ignition switch OFF.  NOTE: Make sure all switches on the vehicle to be jump-started are turned OFF. 0744-527  NOTE: Some jumper cables may be the same color but the clamps or ends will be color-coded red and black. 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. ! WARNING Never make the final connection to a battery as a spark could ignite hydrogen gases causing an explosion of the battery resulting in acid burns or blindness. 8. Stand well away from the dead battery and start the vehicle with the good battery. Allow the vehicle to run for several minutes applying some charge to the dead battery. 72 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. ATV0052B Spark Plug(s) The ATV comes equipped with a specified spark plug. See the appropriate 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 Throttle Cable adjusted. Consult an authorized Arctic Cat Adjustment ATV dealer if the plug insulator is not a To adjust the throttle cable free-play: light brown color. To help prevent cold weather fouling, make sure to thoroughly 1. Loosen the jam nut from the throttle warm up the engine before operating. cable adjuster. To maintain a hot, strong spark, keep the plug free of carbon. Before removing the spark plug, be sure to clean the area around the spark plug. If you do not, dirt could enter engine when removing or installing the spark plug. 2. Slide the rubber boot away and turn the adjuster until the throttle lever has proper free-play of 3-6 mm (1/8-1/4 in.). ATV-0047 ATV-0051 3. Tighten the jam nut against the throttle cable adjuster securely; then slide the rubber boot over the adjuster. Adjust the gap to specified amount (see appropriate specifications chart) for proper ignition. Use a feeler gauge to check the gap. 73 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 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. 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 in the Maintenance Schedule. 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. 550/700 CD747 4. Fill a wash pan larger than the element with a non-flammable solvent; then dip the element in the solvent and wash it.  NOTE: Foam Air Filter Cleaner and Foam Air Filter Oil are available from 1. Remove the fasteners securing the Arctic Cat. storage compartment and remove the 5. Squeeze the element by pressing it storage compartment. between the palms of both hands to remove excess solvent. Do not twist 2. Remove the air filter housing cover or ring the element or it will develop and the air filter/frame assembly. cracks. 3. Remove the foam element from the frame making sure not to tear the ele6. Dry the element. ment. 7. Put the element in a plastic bag; then pour in air filter oil and work the oil H2 into the element. 8. Squeeze the element to remove excess oil. CAUTION GZ019 450 A torn air filter can cause damage to the ATV engine. Dirt and dust may get inside the engine if the element is torn. Carefully examine the element for tears before and after cleaning it. Replace the element with a new one if it is torn. 9. Clean any dirt or debris from inside the air cleaner. 10. Install the air filter/frame assembly and cover. 11. Install the storage compartment and cover. FI515 Air Filter Housing Drain(s) Inspect the “duck bill” drain(s) beneath the main housing for debris and for proper sealing. 74 Tire Tread Condition The use of worn-out tires on an ATV is very dangerous. A tire is considered to be worn out when the depth of the tread is less than 3 mm (1/8 in.). Be sure to replace the tires before reaching this minimum specification. GZ018A Draining V-Belt Cover  NOTE: If the ATV has been driven through water, the V-belt cover must be drained of any water. 1. Place the ATV on a level surface. 2. Remove the drain bolt from the cover and allow the water to drain out. 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 CF110A careful not to damage these areas when 3. Shift the range lever to the neutral replacing tires. position; then start the engine. It is very important to use the proper 4. Increase and decrease engine RPM tools when repairing or replacing tires to several times to “blow out” any prevent damage to the tire bead or wheel water; then stop the engine. rims. If proper tools and related items are 5. Install the drain bolt and tighten not available, have this maintenance performed by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV securely. dealer or a qualified tire repair station.  NOTE: The V-belt and pulleys should be inspected every 500 miles and the belt replaced (if necessary). Tires ! WARNING Always use the size and type of tires as specified. Refer to the appropriate Specifications Chart for proper tire inflation pressure, and always maintain proper tire inflation pressure. CAUTION When breaking the tire bead loose from the wheel, be extremely careful not to damage the inner wheel surface or the tire bead. ! WARNING Use only Arctic Cat approved tires when replacing tires. Failure to do so could result in unstable ATV operation. 75 Tubeless Tire Repair Should a leak or flat tire occur due to a puncture, the tire may be repaired using a plug-type repair. If the damage is from a cut or if the puncture cannot be repaired using a plug, the tire must be replaced. When operating the ATV in areas where transportation or service facilities are not readily available, it is strongly recommended to carry a plug-type repair kit and a tire pump along. Wheels 1. Park the ATV on level ground and engage the brake lever lock. CF104 2. Using a suitable brush, clean the carbon deposits from the screen taking care not to damage the screen.  NOTE: If the screen or gasket is 2. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel to damaged in any way, it must be be removed. replaced. 3. Elevate the ATV. 3. Install the spark arrester assembly and secure with the cap screws. Tighten cap screws to 48 in.-lb. 4. Remove the lug nuts. 5. Remove the wheel. Light Bulb Replacement 6. Install the wheel and install the lug The wattage rating of each bulb is shown nuts. in the chart. When replacing a burned 7. Tighten the nuts in a crisscross pat- bulb, always use the same wattage rating. tern to 40 ft-lb (steel wheels) or 80 ft- Headlight 12V/27W (4) lb (aluminum wheels). Taillight/Brakelight 12V/8W/27W 8. Remove the jack. Muffler/Spark Arrester CAUTION Use only specified bulbs indicated in the chart as replacement bulbs. The muffler has a spark arrester which must be periodically cleaned. At the intervals shown in the Maintenance Headlight Schedule, clean the spark arrester using  NOTE: The bulb portion of the the following procedure. headlight is fragile. HANDLE WITH ! WARNING Wait until the muffler cools to avoid burns. 1. Remove the cap screws securing the spark arrester assembly to the muffler. CF105A 76 CARE. When replacing the headlight bulb, do not touch the glass portion of the bulb. If the glass is touched, it must be cleaned with a dry cloth before installing. Skin oil residue on the bulb will shorten the life of the bulb. To replace the headlight bulb, use the following procedure. 1. Rotate the bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove from the headlight housing; then disconnect from the wiring harness. 2. Connect the new bulb assembly to the wiring harness connector; then insert into the headlight housing and rotate fully clockwise. 1. Position the ATV on a level floor so the headlights are approximately 6.1 m (20 ft) from an aiming surface (wall or similar aiming surface). 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. Taillight/Brakelight To replace the taillight/brakelight bulb, use the following procedure. 1. Rotate the socket counterclockwise and remove it from the housing. ATV-0070  NOTE: There should be an average operating load on the ATV when adjusting the headlight aim. 2. Measure the distance from the floor to the mid-point of each headlight. 3. Using the measurements obtained in step 2, make horizontal marks on the aiming surface. CF135A 2. To remove the bulb from the socket, pull it straight out of the socket. 3. To install the bulb, push it straight into the socket. 4. Make vertical marks which intersect the horizontal marks on the aiming surface directly in front of the headlights. 5. Switch on the lights. Make sure the HIGH beam is on. DO NOT USE LOW BEAM. 6. Observe each headlight beam aim. Proper aim is when the most intense beam is centered on the vertical mark 5 cm (2 in.) below the horizontal mark on the aiming surface. CF132A 7. Adjust each headlight until correct aim is obtained by turning the knob clockwise to raise or counterclockwise to lower the beam. 4. Insert the socket into the housing and rotate it clockwise. Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim The headlights can be adjusted vertically and horizontally. The geometric center of the HIGH beam light zone is to be used for vertical and horizontal aiming. CD714A 77 Fuses 700 H1 Mud Pro The fuses are located in a power distribution module under the seat. If there is any type of electrical system failure, always check the fuses first. 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. 2411-079 1000 H2 Mud Pro  NOTE: To remove the fuse, compress the locking tabs on either side of the fuse cover and lift out. 2411-091 Electrical Output Terminals Mud Pro Two output terminals for electrical accessories are located on the front and rear wiring harnesses. The accessory plug is located on the instrument pod. CAUTION 450 H1 Always use electrical accessories less than 180W. Storage Compartment/ Tools 2411-090 550/700/700 TBX/1000 A basic tool kit is provided with the ATV. Maintain the tool kit with the ATV at all times. 2411-080 ATV-1097 The storage compartment is above the engine in front of the seat. 78 Preparation for Storage CAUTION 4. Plug the hole in the exhaust system with a clean cloth. Prior to storing the ATV, it must be properly serviced to prevent rusting and component deterioration. 5. Apply light oil to the upper steering post bushing and plungers of the shock absorbers. 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. 6. 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. 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. 7. Fill the cooling system to the bottom of the stand pipe in the radiator neck with properly mixed coolant. 8. 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). 9. 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. 79 Preparation after Storage Taking the ATV out of storage and correctly preparing it will assure many miles and hours of trouble-free riding. Arctic Cat recommends the following procedure to prepare the ATV. 1. Clean the ATV thoroughly. 2. Clean the engine. Remove the cloth from the exhaust system. 3. Check all control wires and cables for signs of wear or fraying. Replace if necessary. 4. Change the engine/transmission oil and filter. 5. Check the coolant level and add properly mixed coolant as necessary. 6. Charge the battery; then install. Connect the battery cables making sure to connect the positive cable first. CAUTION Before installing the battery, make sure the ignition switch is in the OFF position. 7. Check the entire brake systems (fluid level, pads, etc.), all controls, headlights, taillight, brakelight, and headlight aim; adjust or replace if necessary. 8. Check the tire pressure. Inflate to recommended pressure as necessary. 9. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws, and screws making sure all calibrated nuts, cap screws, and bolts are tightened to specifications. 10. Make sure the steering moves freely and does not bind. 11. Check the spark plug. Clean or replace as necessary. 12. Follow the recommendations found in the pre-start inspection. 80 Maintenance Record DATE MILEAGE SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES 81 NOTES 82 Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer Arctic Cat Inc. keeps on file the current name and address of the owner of this ATV. This will allow Arctic Cat to reach the current owner with any important safety information which may be necessary to protect customers from personal injury or property damage. Please make sure a copy of this form is completed and returned to Arctic Cat Inc. if you move or if the ATV is sold to another party. This form may also be used to transfer the unused portion of the original warranty to a second party. In order to transfer warranty, fill out this form completely; then return a copy of this form to Arctic Cat Inc. Arctic Cat will then process the application and issue warranty for the balance of the time remaining of the original warranty. Address Change Ownership Change Warranty Transfer    Change of Address/Ownership/Warranty Transfer to: Name _________________________________________ Address _______________________________________ City/State (Province)/Zip Code (Postal Code)___________ Phone # ( ) ____________________________________ Year and Model ATV ______________________________ Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) __________________ Before operating, you should take an ATV Rider Course to learn ATV riding skills or reinforce your current good riding skills. In U.S.A., call 1-800-887-2887 to enroll in the half-day ATV Rider Course nearest you or ask your dealer for assistance. The course instructor will charge a small fee for each person taking the course. In Canada, call (613) 739-1535. 83 Fold Back - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP Place Stamp Here ARCTIC CAT INC. PRODUCT SERVICE AND WARRANTY DEPT. P.O. BOX 810 THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701 Identification Numbers Record ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death. The key identification number is stamped on the key as shown in the illustration. Record this number in the space provided for reference if you ever need a new key. 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. 1. Key Identification Number: 2. Vehicle Identification Number: 3. Engine Serial Number: ! WARNING Improper ATV use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH ALWAYS USE NEVER USE AN APPROVED ON PUBLIC HELMET AND ROADS PROTECTIVE GEAR NEVER CARRY NEVER USE PASSENGERS WITH DRUGS OR ALCOHOL NEVER operate: • without proper training or instruction • at speeds too fast for your skills or the conditions • on public roads - a collision can occur with another vehicle • with a passenger - passengers affect balance and steering and increase risk of losing control ALWAYS: • use proper riding techniques to avoid vehicle overturns on hills and rough terrain and in turns • avoid paved surfaces - pavement may seriously affect handling and control LOCATE AND READ OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS ©2011 Arctic Cat Inc. ™®Trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701 p/n 2259-073 (218) 681-9851 - U.S. (204) 982-1656 - Canada