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Summary of Content
Do not remove this Operator’s Manual from this ATV according to the guidelines and agreement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Read this manual carefully. It contains important safety information. Your 2-Up 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 and the safety of a pas- 800-887-2887; Canadian owners, call senger, understand and follow all the 613-739-1535. warnings contained in this Operator’s Un cours d’instruction est disponible: Manual and the labels on your ATV. pour les propriétaires canadiens, compoKeep this Operator’s Manual with your sez le 613-739-1535. ATV at all times. Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations: ! The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BE ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. ! WARNING WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION CAUTION, without the safety alert symbol, is used to address practices not related to personal injury.  NOTE: A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or more clear. California Proposition 65 ! WARNING This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Foreword Congratulations and thank you from Arctic Cat Inc. for purchasing an ARCTIC CAT® TRV. Built with American engineering and manufacturing know-how, it is designed to provide superior ride, comfort, and utility. This Operator’s Manual is furnished to make sure that the operator and passenger are aware of safe operating procedures. It also includes information about the general care and maintenance of your ATV. 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. This Arctic Cat TRV Operator’s Manual should be considered a permanent part of the ATV and must remain with the ATV at the time of resale. If the ATV changes ownership more than once, contact Arctic Cat Inc., Service Department, P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, for proper registration information. 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. 2411-122A Parts and Accessories When in need of replacement parts, oil, or accessories for your Arctic Cat TRV, 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 TRV. For a complete list of accessories, refer to the current Arctic Cat Accessory Catalog. You have chosen a quality Arctic Cat TRV designed and assembled to give depend- To aid in service and maintenance proable service. Be sure, as the owner/opera- cedures on this ATV, a Service Manual tor of an Arctic Cat TRV, to become and an Illustrated Parts Manual are thoroughly familiar with its basic opera- available through your local Arctic Cat tion, maintenance, and storage proce- ATV dealer. dures. Read, understand, and follow the entire Operator’s Manual before operating Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute the ATV to ensure safe and proper use of recommend that all ATV operators ride the your new Arctic Cat ATV. Always operate appropriate-sized ATV according to age. the ATV within your level of skill and current terrain conditions. Speed Age Protect Your Sport • Know all local, state/provincial riding laws, • Respect your ATV, and • Respect the environment 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 (Years) Limitations (MPH) Notes Y-12+ Operate 12 or 15 - Limited Adult Older 30 - Maximum Under 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 — 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 2-Up ATV Safety Alert.......................... 10 Rider Training Course ......................... 11 Hangtags .............................................. 12 Warning Labels & Information.......13-14 Warnings .........................................15-24 Prevention .......................................25-28 Safe Riding Clothing and Gear (Operator and Passenger) ................ 25 TRV Condition ...................................... 26 T-CLOC ........................................... 26 First Aid and Survival ........................... 28 Active Riding........................................ 29 Sound Judgment ............................30-34 Environment ......................................... 30 Those Around You................................ 31 Equipment ............................................ 32 Load Capacity Ratings ......................... 32 Speedrack ............................................ 33 Personal Choices ................................. 33 SIPDE ............................................. 34 Supervision .......................................... 35 Taking Responsibility............................ 35 Inexperienced Riders ...................... 35 Experienced Riders......................... 35 DIVISION II OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE TRV Specifications .............................. 36 Location of Parts and Controls ..........37 ATV Operation.................................38-48 Basic Operating Maneuvers ................. 38 Starting the Engine.......................... 38 BONE-C .......................................... 38 Starting a Cold Engine .................... 39 Handling the TRV (Active Riding Techniques)....................................... 41 Tips ...................................................... 46 General Information........................49-66 TRV Identification Numbers ................. 49 Ignition Switch Key ............................... 49 Control Locations And Functions ......... 49 Power Steering (XT/Limited) ................ 53 2 Speedometer/LCD (Digital) (400/550) ............................. 53 Speedometer/LCD (Analog/Digital) (550 Limited) ........... 55 Speedometer/LCD (Digital) (500/700/1000) .................... 57 Vacuum Fuel Pump (400) .................... 61 Primer - Cold Start (400)...................... 61 Gas/Vent Hoses (400) .......................... 61 Carburetor Float Bowl Drain (400) ....... 62 Oil Level Stick....................................... 62 Windshied (Limited) ............................. 62 Mirrors (Limited) ................................... 62 Rear Seat Lock .................................... 63 Front Seat Lock .................................... 63 Storage Box (Limited)........................... 63 Safety Flag Bracket .............................. 64 Rack Loading ....................................... 64 Trailering and Towing............................ 64 Transporting ......................................... 65 Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant ......................... 65 Engine Break-In ................................... 66 Burnishing Brake Pads......................... 66 General Maintenance ..................... 67-82 Maintenance Schedule......................... 67 Liquid Cooling System (500/550/700/ 1000)................................................. 68 Oil Cooler (400/1000)........................... 68 Shock Absorbers .................................. 69 General Lubrication.............................. 69 Hydraulic Hand Brake .......................... 71 Brake Fluid ...................................... 71 Brake Lever Lock............................. 71 Brake Hoses .................................... 71 Brake Pads ...................................... 71 Rear Foot Brake ................................... 72 Protective Rubber Boots ...................... 72 Battery.................................................. 73 Spark Plug(s) ....................................... 76 Throttle Cable Adjustment.................... 76 Engine Idle RPM Adjustment (400)...... 77 Air Filter................................................ 77 Air Filter Housing Drains ...................... 78 Draining V-Belt Cover ........................... 78 Tires ..................................................... 79 Wheels ................................................. 79 Muffler/Spark Arrester .......................... 80 Light Bulb Replacement ....................... 80 Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim ....... 81 Fuses ................................................... 81 Electrical Output Terminals .................. 82 Tool Storage Tray/Battery Hold-Down .. 82 Preparation For Storage......................83 Preparation After Storage ...................84 Change Of Address, Ownership, Or Warranty Transfer.............................85 Maintenance Record ............................87 Identification Numbers Record....................Inside Back Cover Limited Warranty Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) extends a limited warranty as described below on each new Arctic Cat ATV it assembles and on each genuine Arctic Cat ATV part and accessory assembled and sold by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. The limited warranty on an Arctic Cat ATV is extended to the original retail purchaser for the time periods described below; however, the balance of the remaining warranty may be transferred to another party unless the purchase is for commercial use (see below). 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 remaining 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. 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 jets. 4. Use of improper gasoline, lubricating oils, or spark plug(s). 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. Arctic Cat shall not be responsible for and this limited warranty excludes recovery of economic, punitive, consequential and incidental damages, lost profits, and loss of use. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. Arctic Cat’s aggregate liability may not exceed the price of the product. The law of the State of Minnesota shall apply to all claims or disputes, exclusive of its conflicts of law provisions. IMPLIED WARRANTY EXCLUSION AND DISCLAIMER To the fullest extent permitted by law, Arctic Cat excludes and disclaims all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. If you are not satisfied with warranty service or repairs, you should contact Arctic Cat at (U.S.) 1-218-681-9851 or (Canada) 1-204-982-1656. 3 Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility At the time of sale, a TRV 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 TRV 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 TRV 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 TRV in accordance with Arctic Cat’s recommendations in the Operator’s Manual. To protect yourself and your TRV, 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) 5756800. 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 Module (ECM) 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: Standards to which conformity is declared: Manufacturer (if not issuing agent): 400 TRV 500 TRV 550 TRV/XT 550 Limited 700 Limited 1000 Limited 700 TRV/XT EN 61000-6-2:2005 EN 55012:2007 Arctic Cat Inc. 601 Brooks Ave S. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 USA 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. Never operate up or down hills steeper than 25°. • 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 use proper procedures if you stall or roll backward when climbing a hill. To avoid stalling, maintain a steady speed when climbing a hill. If you stall or roll backwards, follow the special procedure for braking described in this manual. Dismount on the uphill side or to either side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and mount following the procedure described in this manual. • Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area. Never attempt to operate over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. Always follow proper procedures when operating over obstacles as described in this manual. • Always be careful of skidding or sliding. On slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control. • Never operate 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 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 this 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 the 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. • Never carry a passenger under the age of 12. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 9 DIVISION I - SAFETY DIVISION I - SAFETY A 2-UP ATV Is Not A Toy And Can Be Hazardous To Operate. A 2-Up ATV Is Not A Toy And Can Be Hazardous To Operate. • Never carry a passenger who cannot place both feet on the footrests and who cannot securely hold onto the handholds. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TRV SAFETY, contact your local Arctic Cat ATV dealer or 1613-739-1535 (Canada). TRV PASSENGER INSTRUCTIONS Operator, tell your passenger to: • Hold firmly onto the handholds. • Keep both feet on the footrests even when stopped. • Stay directly behind you leaning as you lean. 2-Up ATV Safety Alert You should be aware that A 2-Up ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. A TRV 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 the ATV or ride as a passenger without proper instruction. Take a training course. Beginners should complete a training course. * Never allow anyone under 16 years old to operate an Arctic Cat TRV. * Never carry a passenger under the age of 12 on the ATV. * Never operate the ATV on pavement. The ATV is not designed to be used on paved surfaces and may be difficult to control. * Never operate the ATV on a public road, even a dirt or gravel one, because you may not be able to avoid colliding with another ATV. Also, operating the ATV on a public road may be against the law. 10 ! WARNING * Never operate the ATV or ride as a passenger 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 the ATV or riding as a passenger. * Never operate the 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 the ATV, especially when approaching hills, turns, and obstacles and when operating on unfamiliar or rough terrain. * Never lend the ATV to anyone who has not taken a training course. * Always inspect the ATV each time you use it to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this manual. * Always keep both hands on the handlebar grips (operator)/handholds (passenger) and both feet firmly planted on the footrests of the ATV during operation. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, in the U.S., call the Consumer Product Safety Commission at (800) 638-2772 or the ATV Distibutors’ Safety Hotline at (800) 852-5344 or in Canada, call the Canada Safety Council In Canada, the Canada Safety Council at 1-613-739-1535 (CSC) provides an ATV Rider’s Course to teach safe ATV operating skills. They ext. 227. 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. also provide a special ATV Rider’s Visit the Arctic Cat Inc. website at Course for children under 14 years of age www.arcticcat.com for additional prodwith parental supervision. Call the CSC uct information. at 1-613-739-1535 ext. 227 for more details. Also available is a bilingual computer-based safety training program on a CD-ROM from CATV - call toll-free at 1-877-470-2288. 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 Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 11 DIVISION I - SAFETY Rider Training Course Hangtags This Arctic Cat TRV comes with hangtags containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding. (400) 2257-220 2258-417 Pour commander des Etiquettes de Mise en Garde gratuites, voyez votre détaillant de autorisé VTT Arctic Cat pour le numéro de pièce 1436-799. 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 these two pages. CR041B ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 13 DIVISION I - SAFETY Warning Labels & Information Warning Labels & Information (cont) CR040A 14 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death.  NOTE: The illustrations in this Warnings sub-section apply to an operator and a passenger even though some may show only the operator. ! 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. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Allowing anyone under age 16 to operate this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of the 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 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 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 Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 15 DIVISION I - SAFETY Warnings Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Carrying a passenger under the age of 12 on this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause an accident, resulting in injury or death to you and/or your passenger. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never carry a passenger under the age of 12. The passenger must allow the operator to shift positions as needed during operation, must always keep feet on the footrests, and must always keep hands on handholds. NEVER CARRY MORE THAN ONE PASSENGER. ! 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 the ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. ! 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. 16 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Warnings DIVISION I - SAFETY ! 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 or riding as a passenger on this ATV without wearing an approved helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Operating or riding as a passenger on this ATV without an approved helmet increases your chances of a severe head injury or death in the event of an accident. Operating or riding as a passenger on this ATV without eye protection can result in an accident and increases your chances of a severe injury in the event of an accident. Operating or riding as a passenger on this ATV 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 Turning improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The 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 Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 17 Warnings ! 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 grips (operator)/handholds (passenger) or feet from the 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 the 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 grips (operator)/handholds (passenger) and both feet on the footrests of your ATV during operation. ! 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. 18 ! 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 Failure to use extra care when operating on rough, slippery, or loose terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of traction or 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 POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly operating in reverse. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You could hit an obstacle or person behind you, resulting in serious injury. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Before you engage reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or people behind you. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improperly installed passenger seat. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The passenger seat could shift or separate from the ATV causing the passenger to fall from the vehicle resulting in serious injury or death. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always check the seat latches to make sure they are properly engaged and locked before operating the ATV. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 19 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating on steep hills. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV can overturn more easily on steep hills than on level surfaces or small hills. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD 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 ATV or person could be on the other side of the hill. Never Operate Up Or Down Hills Steeper Than 25°. 20 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. ! 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 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 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. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 21 DIVISION I - SAFETY Warnings Warnings ! 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. Have the passenger dismount on uphill side or to a side if pointed straight uphill; then the operator should 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 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. 22 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. ! 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 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 Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 23 DIVISION I - SAFETY Warnings Warnings ! 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 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 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. 24 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Overview Gloves When using this 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. 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. 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 (Operator and Passenger) Always wear clothing suited to the type of riding you are doing. TRV riding requires special protective clothing which will make you feel more comfortable and reduce chances of injury. 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. Helmets should have one of these: 1. DOT label 2. Snell label 3. ANSI Z90.1 label ATV-0004 You’ll find it important to dress correctly for 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 These helmets should provide full-face the winter and lighter, protective clothing in protection. the summer. Following is the minimum protection you need to wear during every ride: ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 25 DIVISION I - SAFETY Prevention Prevention 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. 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. Remember, your helmet won’t do you The more thick and durable the material, any good if the chin strap isn’t fastened. the better protection it’ll provide. Riding pants with kneepads, a jersey, and shoulEye Protection der pads provide the best 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. TRV Condition The second step in Prevention is checking the condition of your ATV. Chances are good that you’ll be using your ATV in some rough terrain, and there’s no way you want your brakes to go out when riding downhill. You need to check the following parts on your ATV before every ride. 1. Tires and Wheels 4. Oil and Fuel 2. Controls and Cable 5. Chassis and Drive Train 3. Lights and Electrical 6. Miscellaneous Items 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 CABLE LIGHTS AND ELECTRICAL OIL AND FUEL CHASSIS AND DRIVE TRAIN 1. TIRES AND WHEELS 2. CONTROLS AND CABLE Correct tire pressure is crucial. Consult the General Maintenance section of this With the engine running and brake Operator’s Manual for tire pressure applied, check all transmission posiguidelines. Incorrect tire pressure can tions: forward, neutral, and reverse. cause poor handling, instability, and a Check: loss of ATV control. 1. Forward 2. Neutral 3. Reverse Check: 1. Tire pressure 2. Tire surface (tread and sidewalls) 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. 26 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. A. Brakes 4. OIL AND FUEL Squeeze your 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. 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 lamp to ensure the engine coolant level is adequate. Check: Check: 1. Gas 2. Oil 3. Fluid leaks 1. Hand brake lever 2. Rear foot brake 3. Brake lever lock Test the brake lever lock and see if it locks the hand brake lever into position; then disengage it to release the brake. Be sure the rear foot brake near the footrest is working; your brakes could fail during a ride if they’re not maintained. 5. CHASSIS AND DRIVE TRAIN Grass and leaves can gum-up your suspension and shocks. Clear and clean the suspension arms, shock springs, and fenders. Check smoothness by turning the handlebar full-left and full-right. VerB. Throttle ify there is no binding, restrictions, freeThe throttle should have a free, smooth play, or looseness in steering comporange of motion. If it seems to “stick” at nents. any point, refer to the General Mainte- Check: nance section of this Operator’s Manual 1. Suspension arms for instructions. Driving your ATV with a 2. Shock springs sticking throttle can turn your leisurely 3. Fenders ride into an unwelcome accident. Don’t 4. Steering drive your ATV if the throttle sticks. Check: 1. Free, smooth range of motion 6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS Inspect your air filter. Look for debris or damage that may indicate you need to replace it. A clogged filter can stop an Turn the hi-beam and lo-beam on and off engine. Check your battery terminals for to make sure they work. At the same corrosion. Also, be sure to tighten any time, verify the taillight and brakelight loose parts, nuts, or bolts. work. Also, check the status/warning Check: indicators (reverse, neutral, and HI-LO 1. Air filter beam) on the LCD when you start the 2. Battery ATV. Don’t drive the ATV unless all sys3. Tighten parts, nuts, and bolts tems are working. Check the ignition switch and engine stop switch. 3. LIGHTS AND ELECTRICAL Check: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Hi-beam Lo-beam Taillight/brakelight Status/warning indicators Ignition switch Engine stop switch ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 27 DIVISION I - SAFETY Prevention Prevention Identification First Aid and Survival You need to prepare for the unexpected. Emergencies and accidents are traumatic enough, but they’re even worse when you’re not prepared for them. At the minimum during every ATV ride, you should have the following items on board: • • • • Tools Water Identification First Aid Kit If something does happen to you, the emergency personnel will want to know who you are and whom to contact. It’s possible you may be in no condition to give them that information. Put your I.D. in your pocket before you ride. Without it, you’re anonymous. Cellular Phone It may be necessary to make an urgent phone call. For rides that are longer in duration and Maps/GPS (Global distance, the following additional items Positioning System) are recommended: Maps may be unnecessary when you’re • Cellular Phone familiar with the area. But when you’re • Maps/GPS • Emergency Kit with Flashlight and riding on unfamiliar trails, it’s good to know where you are, what’s coming up, First Aid Kit and how to get back. Tools Emergency Kit with Routine maintenance will generally elim- Flashlight and First Aid Kit inate the need for emergency repairs. Riding on rough terrain could cause loos- You’ll need several items in your Emerening of nuts, bolts, and fasteners. Espe- gency Kit including a flashlight. The cially on long rides, carrying the right matches will come in handy if you need tools can prevent an inconvenience from to start a fire to stay warm. Flares are becoming a crisis. appropriate for signaling help. A first aid kit is very important if an injury of some Carry these items on your ATV: type should happen. A good First Aid Kit 1. Bulbs should include bandages, antiseptic spray, gauze, tape, etc. 2. Duct tape 3. 4. 5. 6. Rope Spark plugs Spare parts Tool Kit Carry these items: 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. 28 ! WARNING 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 turn by centrifugal force. Although a car is relatively stable, enough centrifugal force can cause the ATV to overturn. Constantly shifting operator and passenger weight is one major difference between driving a car and riding the ATV. Knowing how to shift your weight is necessary to avoid rolling or flipping the ATV. For complete operating instructions, see ATV OPERATION section in this manual. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 29 DIVISION I - SAFETY Active Riding Sound Judgment Overview You are not invincible. Knowing 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 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 3. Do you drive your car when the gas around you. gauge is on empty? 16-20: You’re straddling the fence. 1 2 3 Depending on your mood or whom Never Sometimes Often you’re with, the choices you make may 4. Do you feel no matter what you do, help you or hurt you. you won’t get hurt? 21-30: You’re taking your chances. Time 1 2 3 to reconsider a lot of the judgments you Never Sometimes Often make. You’re destined to put yourself in 5. Do you drink or use drugs before dangerous situations and potentially hurt yourself and the people around you. you drive your car? 1 Never 2 Sometimes 3 Often Environment 6. Do you drive your car even if it has a major problem with the brakes, tires, or engine? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often The environment you operate an ATV in is often harsh and sometimes dangerous if you don’t take proper precautions. Weather You need to consider the weather. It is 7. Do you thrive on the adrenaline dangerous to ride your ATV when the rush you get from speeding and weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep abreast with weather forecasts. dangerous situations? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 8. Do you hurt yourself because you do things out of your ability range? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 30 ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Terrain Always pay close attention to the terrain you’re on, even if it is familiar to you. You can’t assume the landscape you’re used to doesn’t change. Changes to landscape can happen at nearly any time. Fences can be constructed and excavations dug in a short period of time. Weather, climate, and development take their toll. DIVISION I - SAFETY Sound Judgment Trail Signs 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. ATV-0068A Those Around You People do all kinds of things you can’t Outsloped trails (trails that slant to allow predict or control. rain to run off) make trail riding a bit Passenger more challenging. It also helps to know which trails you can Never carry a passenger under the age of ride and who else might be on those same 12. Never carry a passenger who cannot trails. These are signs currently used in place both feet on the footrests and who some areas to designate trail types and cannot securely hold onto the handholds. restrictions. You are responsible for the passenger and you must instruct the passenger on the correct procedures for riding. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 31 Sound Judgment Cargo Limitations Riding Companions Limit the ATV to the load capacity ratings identified in the Load Capacity Ratings chart. So if you and your passenger combined weigh in at over 500 lb (226 kg), leave some of that extra cargo at home. Riding with companions on several vehi- The combined weight limit, including you, cles is not the same as riding one ATV your passenger, your rack cargo, and your with a passenger. trailer, is a specified amount, so consult the chart and monitor it carefully. Other Vehicles Leave a lot of space between you and other riders, especially in dusty and dirty conditions, because it’ll be difficult to see the riders in front of you stopping. Depending on where you’re riding, you might encounter 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. Extra weight on the ATV will also throw you off balance if it’s not distributed evenly, side-to-side and front-to-rear. Cargo has such a huge affect on handling that you need to pay a lot of attention to your speed. Even on really level areas, you should keep it under 10 mph (16 kph) if you’ve got a trailer attached. Hikers Avoid uneven terrain. Also, consider that With the renewed interest in hiking, your braking distance is going to increase camping, and other outdoor activities, with the more weight you carry. people can show up in remote areas where you would never expect them. For Think about these when dealing with cargo: their sake, keep your eyes open. 1. 2. 3. 4. Animals and Nature Rack weight limit Trailer weight limit Weight distribution Speed 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 Load Capacity Ratings ditches with standing water. Arctic Cat Load Capacity Ratings Item Specifications Tread Lightly and leave it as you (lb) (kg) found it. Equipment The last thing you expected was that your ATV would break down in the middle of the field... it’s usually so reliable that sometimes you forget the ATV has its limits. 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. 32 ! WARNING Max Load Capacity Front Rack (Max) Rear Rack (Max) Storage Box (Max) Tongue Weight Rear Rack, Storage Box, and Tongue Weight (Max) Towing Capacity 600 100 50 35 35 50 272 45 23 16 16 23 1050 477 Max Load Capacity - Total weight of operator and passenger, accessory weight, tongue weight, and cargo on the front and rear rack. Tongue Weight - Weight on trailer tongue. Towing Capacity - Total weight of trailer and all cargo in the trailer. Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. Speedrack Alcohol and Drug Consumption (Operator When installing Speedrack accessoand/or Passenger) ries, make sure to read and carefully follow the instructions provided in Alcohol is related to a high percentage of each kit including all weight restric- all hospital admissions due to accidents tions as noted on placards and decals. in the U.S. It’s extremely dangerous to drink alcoholic beverages and ride... it’s  NOTE: Use extra caution when also very foolish. operating this ATV with additional loads such as passenger, accessories, and/or cargo. Handling of the ATV may be adversely affected. Reduce speed when adding additional loads. Substances to avoid when riding: 1. Alcohol 2. Over-the-counter or prescription drugs 3. Illegal/mood altering drugs Be aware of prescription and over-thecounter medications. Drowsiness and ! WARNING impaired judgment can be caused by a POTENTIAL HAZARD wide variety of medications. The same is Overloading the ATV or carrying or tow- true of allergy, cold, flu, and headache medications. Your physical size and ing cargo improperly. weight can’t protect you... just one antiWHAT CAN HAPPEN histamine tablet can affect your judgment. Could cause changes in handling, which could lead to an accident. If your sense of adventure persuades you to do illegal drugs when you’re riding HOW TO AVOID THE your ATV, this is a reality check. SomeHAZARD thing to think about—there can be legal Never exceed the stated load capacity. consequences that will take away all that Cargo should be properly distributed freedom you love. Don’t use alcohol or drugs before or during your ride. 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 A safe, enjoyable ride is dependent on many personal choices. An ATV, like all motorized vehicles, can be dangerous to operate if you choose to ignore safety precautions, take unnecessary chances, or ride beyond your ability or your vehicle’s capability. Don’t allow the thrill of freedom or adventure to affect your ability to make good, safe choices. THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL* The Number of Drinks that Impair Mental and Physical Abilities 1-2 DRINKS Mental processes such as restraint, awareness, concentration, and judgment affected; reaction time slowed; inability to perform complicated tasks. 3-4 DRINKS 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. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 33 DIVISION I - SAFETY Sound Judgment Sound Judgment Your Physical Condition Group Behavior 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. People occasionally do crazier and riskier things in a group than they would consider doing by themselves. When you’re riding with others and things start to get out of hand, decide whether you’re willing to be injured or see your friends injured. Don’t ride: 1. When you’re tired Reckless Riding SIPDE If you are involved in an 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. 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: Laws and Regulations Any police officer will tell you ignorance of the law is no defense. Your best defense is to check out your local, state, or provincial laws before riding. It’ll also make sure you can continue to ride in your favorite areas. The quickest way to have a land area closed is by riding over the regulations. S I SCAN/ SEARCH IDENTIFY HAZARDS 34 P D E PREDICT WHAT DECIDE WHAT EXECUTE THE WILL HAPPEN TO DO DECISION 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 you consider yourself a supervisor for all riders of your ATV. Whether you accept responsibility or not, the truth is you are responsible for others riding your ATV. TRV’s are a little different from the handling to the stability to the controls. So regardless of how much experience your family members have, 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. Taking Responsibility Remember that regardless of experience, you should never let You’re to the last letter in “PASS”... “Supervision.” You’ve just gone through anyone under the age of 16 operthe manual, and you’ve seen what’s ate your ATV. 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 riding an all-terrain ATV or taken a training course, it’s your responsibility to keep them off your ATV. It can be dangerous (especially for under-aged children)—all the more reason for you to be firm. Experienced/Trained Riders If anyone is going to borrow your ATV, you are responsible for their supervision. Before they ride, have them take the training course, have them watch the safety video, and have them read the Operator’s Manual. You train them. It doesn’t matter how you do it, as long as you do it. ! WARNING Indicates a potential hazard that could result in a serious injury or death. 2411-257 35 DIVISION I - SAFETY Supervision DIVISION II - OPERATION/MAINTENANCE TRV Specifications ENGINE/DRIVE Type Bore x Stroke Displacement Spark Plug Type Spark Plug Gap Brake Types CHASSIS Length (Overall) Height (Overall) Width (Overall) Suspension Travel Tire Size (Front) Tire Size (Rear) Tire Inflation Pressure MISCELLANY Dry Weight (Approx) Gas Tank Capacity Coolant Capacity 400/500 550/700/1000 Four-Cycle/Oil Cooled - 400 Four-Cycle/Liquid Cooled - 500/550/700 Four-Cycle/Liquid-Cooled V-Twin - 1000 81.0 mm x 71.2 mm 92 mm x 82 mm (3.62 x 3.22 in.) - 550 (3.19 x 2.80 in.) - 400 102 mm x 85 mm (4.01 x 3.35 in.) - 700 89.0 mm x 71.2 mm 92 mm x 71.6 mm (3.66 x 2.81 in.) - 1000 (3.50 x 2.80 in.) - 500 545 cc (33.3 cu in.) - 550 366 cc (22.33 cu in.) - 400 695 cc (42.4 cu in.) - 700 442 cc (27 cu in.) - 500 952 cc (58 cu in.) - 1000 NGK CR8E - 400 NGK CR7E - 500 NGK CPR8E - 550/700/1000 (2) 0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in.) - 400/500 0.5-0.6 mm (0.019-0.024 in.) - 550/700/1000 Hydraulic Disc Service/Hydraulic Disc Auxiliary - 400 Hydraulic w/Brake Lever Lock and Rear Foot Brake - 500/550/700/1000 250.4 cm (98.6 in.) 256.5 cm (101.0 in.) - Limited 127.8 cm (50.3 in.) 139.7 cm (55.0 in.) - Limited 120.6 cm (47.5 in.) 25.4 cm (10.0 in.) AT25 x 8R12 AT25 x 10R12 48.3 kPa (7.0 psi) 346.5 kg (764 lb) - 550/700 353.3 kg (779 lb) - 550 Limited 354.7 kg (782 lb) - 700 Limited 354.3 kg (781 lb) - 1000 362 kg (798 lb) - 1000 Limited 20.1 L (5.3 U.S. gal.) N/A - 400 2.9 L (3.0 U.S. qt) - 500/550/700 3.3 L (3.5 U.S. qt) - 1000 275 ml (9.3 fl oz) 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) 315.7 kg (696 lb) - 400 326.1 kg (719 lb) - 500 Differential Capacity Rear Drive Capacity Engine Oil Capacity 2.8 L (3.0 U.S. qt) 1.9 L (2.0 U.S. qt) (Approx) Gasoline 87 Octane Regular Unleaded (Recommended) Engine Oil Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic) (Recommended) Differential/Rear Drive SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid Lubricant Taillight/Brakelight 12V/8W/27W Headlight 12V/27W (4) Starting System Electric Specifications subject to change without notice. 36 Location of Parts and Controls 1. Battery 2. Headlights 3. Hand Brake Lever 4. Passenger Seat Latch Handles 5. Reverse Override Switch 6. Seat Lock Lever CR037A 7. Storage Compartment 8. Rear Foot Brake 9. Taillight/Brakelight 10. Brake Lever Lock 11. Key Switch 12. Shift Lever 13. Throttle Limiter 14. Throttle Lever CR036A 15. Operator’s Manual Location 16. Drive Select Switch 17. Handwarmer/Thumbwarmer Switch (Limited) 18. Headlight HI/LO Switch 19. Starter Button 20. Engine Stop Switch 21. Speedometer/LCD DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE CR028C  NOTE: The ATV you have purchased may differ slightly from those shown in the figures of this manual. 37 ATV Operation 2. Get seated in a comfortable position and keep hands firmly on the handholds. Basic Operating Maneuvers Active riding and basic maneuvers are 3. Always keep your feet planted on the foundation of your ride. Without the footrests. basic skills, it’s impossible to move to this level — active riding. These are your Starting the Engine basic maneuvers: Always start with the ATV on a flat, level surface. Carbon monoxide poisoning can • Mounting the TRV (Operator) kill you, so keep your ATV outside while • Mounting the TRV (Passenger) it’s running. Follow these steps to start it • Starting the Engine up: • Starting a Cold Engine • • • • • Varying Temperature Adjustments Shifting Braking/Stopping Parking Dismounting the TRV 1. Mount the ATV and sit down. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. Turn on the ignition. Mounting the TRV (Operator) 4. Shift into neutral. 5. Move the engine stop switch to RUN. 1. From the left side, grab the left-side handlebar, apply the brake, and put your left foot on the footrest. 6. Press the starter button. CAUTION 2. Grab the right-side handlebar. 3. Swing your leg over the seat and set your right foot down on the rightside footrest. 4. Get seated in a comfortable position. 5. Always keep your feet planted on the footrests. 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. Mounting the TRV (Passenger) 7. Let the engine warm up. Another way to remember the starting procedure is by using the acronym 1. After the operator is seated and has “BONE-C.” It stands for: the brake firmly applied, with your left hand, grasp the left shoulder of the operator, and with your right hand grasp the backrest; then swing your leg over the seat and set your right foot down on the right-side footrest. B O BRAKES LOCKED ON KEY SWITCH 38 N E C NEUTRAL ENGINE STOP CHOKE AUTOTRANSMISSION SWITCH ON MATIC ATV Operation Starting a Cold Engine  NOTE: Do not touch the throttle lever until the engine has run for at  NOTE: It is very important not to least 3 minutes. touch or compress the throttle lever during the starting procedures. 3. If the engine does not start, press the starter button again for eight sec1. Turn off all electrical accessories onds. (hand warmer, lights, etc.); then  NOTE: At this point on the 400 if rotate the ignition switch key to the first position (ON) leaving the head- the engine does not start, pump lights OFF. Note that the N is indi- the primer three more times; then cated on the LCD. press the starter button again.  NOTE: On the 400, pump the 4. Allow the engine to warm up for primer three times when the temapproximately 2-3 minutes or until the perature is at 0° C (32° F) or colder. ATV will accelerate without hesitating. To access the primer, the seat and right-side heat shield must be Shifting (400/500/550) removed. CF130A 735-887C 1. To engage the high range from neutral, move the shift lever forward. 738-436A 2. Press 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: 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. 39 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 2. To engage the low range from high range, move the shift lever outward and forward. ATV Operation 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. Shifting (700/1000) 1. To engage any gear position from park, move the shift lever upward to the desired position. R (reverse), N (neutral), H (high range), or L (low range). ! 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. EFI012A 2. To engage the P (park), come to a complete stop; then shift the transmission into park. Braking/Stopping 4. If you have to park on a hill, shift the ATV into low gear; otherwise, try to park only on level surfaces. 5. Engage the brake lever lock. Dismounting the TRV Always allow plenty of room and time to stop safely. Sometimes quick stops are After you’ve followed the procedure for inevitable, so always be prepared. parking, it’s time to dismount: Whether you’re stopping slowly or stop1. The operator should double check ping quickly, do this: that the brake lever lock is engaged. 1. Squeeze the brake lever on the left 2. The passenger should grasp the left handlebar to apply both the front and shoulder of the operator with the right rear brakes. hand and with the left hand grasp the left-side handhold; then swing the 2. If your wheels lock, release them for right leg over the seat and step to the a second; then apply them again. ground on the left side of the ATV. 3. Never “ride” the brake. Even maintaining minimal pressure on the 3. The operator should swing the right brake lever will cause the brake pads leg over to the left side of the seat. to drag on the disc and may overheat 4. The operator should step to the the brake fluid. ground on the left side of the ATV. 40 ATV Operation Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance Handling the TRV (Active Riding Techniques) 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 Active riding involves moving your your body weight on the outside footrest. body. You and your passenger must learn At the same time, lean your body and the to lean and shift body weight into turns to passenger body to the inside of the turn. maintain control. Pay attention to the handling—if you feel the tires coming off the ground, reduce Safe riding techniques include: speed, shift more of your body weight • Riding and passenger’s body weight to the side • Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance that’s lifting, and make the turn wider if • Wide Turns possible. • • • • • • • • Sharp Turns Quick Turns K-Turns Riding Uphill Riding Downhill Sidehilling/Traversing Swerving Crossing Obstacles Riding Once the engine’s warm, the ATV is ready to go. ATV-0013 ATV-0024 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. ATV-0025 41 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE ATV-0012 ATV Operation Sharp Turns Wide Turns Many accidents happen during turns. If After mastering wide turns, practice the you don’t understand turning techniques, advanced skill of sharp turns. 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-202 ATV-0045 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 3. You might have to lean into the turn more than you do in a wide turn. ATV-0044 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight and passenger’s body weight to the inside of the turn. 3. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. 42 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. 5. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. ATV Operation K-Turns Quick Turns Quick turns are the most difficult turns Use K-turns if you accidentally stall while and should only be done after you are riding uphill; you need to take action before the ATV rolls backward down the hill. experienced with your ATV. ATV-203 2. Turn the handlebar and shift 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 and passenger’s 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. 2. Shut off the engine. 3. Keep your body weight shifted forward. 43 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. ATV Operation 4. Ask the passenger to dismount. 5. Get off the ATV on the uphill side. 6. If you’re to the left of the ATV, turn the handlebar all the way left. 7. Partially release the brake, but lightly hold the brake lever. 3. If you lose speed, 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. 8. Let the ATV roll to your right side until it faces slightly downhill. Never Operate Up Or Down Hills Steeper Than 25° 9. Reapply the brakes. 10. Get back on the ATV from the uphill side, have your passenger mount the ATV from the uphill side, and keep your body weight and the passenger’s body weight shifted uphill when you sit down. 11. Start the engine and follow the method for riding downhill. Riding Uphill Riding Downhill Success in riding downhill depends on Many accidents happen while riding on how well you know your brakes—take it hills and as a result of the ATV rolling or easy on them, or you could flip over. flipping. So, obviously, use extreme caution and follow this method for riding uphill. 1. Shift your body weight and passenger’s body weight as far back on the seat as possible. 2. Keep it in a gear; stay out of neutral. 3. Lightly apply the brake and ease up on the throttle. ATV-207 1. Accelerate before you start climbing; then maintain a steady pace. 2. Both the operator and passenger should lean as far forward as possible. For steeper hills, the operator should come off the seat to stand and lean forward. 44 ATV-208 ATV Operation Sidehilling/Traversing Swerving Sidehilling is considered an advanced skill; it’s really tricky and unpredictable. So, whether your skills are advanced or not, try to avoid this kind of riding. If you’re in a situation where you absolutely have to sidehill, follow this method: Swerving is usually an emergency reaction to avoid an obstacle but is similar to quick turns. The difference is that quick turns involve slight acceleration in the turn; don’t accelerate if you swerve. ATV-0043 ATV-0017 ATV-0042 ATV-0028 1. Keep your speed low and consistent. 2. Shift all your body weight and passenger’s body weight to the uphill side of the seat; also, support 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. Have the passenger dismount on the uphill side first; then you should dismount on the uphill side. 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the obstacle. 2. Turn the handlebar. At the same time, shift weight and balance as you swerve. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight and the passenger’s 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. 45 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE ATV-0041 ATV-0029 ATV Operation Crossing Obstacles Crossing obstacles is risky; avoid it if possible. Riding over logs, rocks, and ruts means combining all the active riding skills into one big motion. Your ATV will respond differently for different obstacles (logs, ruts, etc.), but these are general guidelines for overcoming twotrack (both tires contacting the obstacle at the same time) obstacles: 7. Apply a little throttle when the front tires make contact with the obstacle. 8. Lean forward and release the throttle when the front tires clear the obstacle. 9. Keep your body loose to absorb any shock. 10. If the ATV starts tipping, shift your body weight to keep it in balance. To clear a single-track (only one tire contacts) obstacle, follow the same rules except: 1. Use the ATV’s momentum to clear the obstacle. 2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar. 3. Don’t apply the throttle. ATV-0016 Tips Driving an ATV and a car have some similarities; however, there are always exceptions to the rules. Here are a few situations that require special attention: ATV-0026 • • • • • • • • • Reversing Skidding or Sliding Parking on a Hill Stalling on a Hill Crossing Water Crossing Roads Cold Weather Driving Stopping the TRV Stopping the Engine Reversing It’s tough to see things behind you. ATV-0027 1. Go slowly. It’s hard to see behind you. 1. Stop the ATV. 2. Keep your handlebar straight. 2. Have the passenger dismount. 3. Backing down hills is a bad idea; do a U-turn or K-turn instead to turn around. 3. Keep your speed way down; less than 5 mph. 4. Approach the obstacle head-on. 5. Come up off the seat. 6. Keep your weight on the footrests. 46 ATV Operation Skidding or Sliding Crossing Water If you lose control after hitting sand, ice, This ATV can only handle water up to its footrests. Any more than that and you mud, or water: risk engine damage and/or personal 1. Turn your handlebar into the direc- injury. Stay away from fast moving rivtion of the slide. ers. Tires can be buoyant, so if the water 2. Keep your hand off the brakes until is too deep, you might find the ATV suddenly afloat. you’re out of the skid. 1. Physically check the depth and cur3. Shift your weight forward. rent of the water, especially if you Sometimes your ATV may not respond can’t see the bottom. You’re also and goes straight ahead instead of letting checking for boulders, logs, or any you turn. Here’s how to handle it: other hidden obstacles. 1. Slow down. 2. Keep ATV speed slow. 2. Move forward on the seat. 3. Make sure you have a way out on the other side of the water. 4. Turn handlebar. Parking on a Hill This shouldn’t be necessary, but if it is: 4. If you get stuck in the sludge or mud, try rocking the ATV from side to side. 5. Once you’ve cleared the water, briefly apply the brakes to make sure they work. 1. Keep it in gear. Crossing Roads 2. Engage the brake lever lock. Crossing roads on your ATV is also a bad idea, so avoid it. If you can’t: 3. Find something to block the rear tires. Stalling on a Hill If you use the right method for riding uphill, this shouldn’t happen. But if you have a problem, do this: 1. If the ATV hasn’t started rolling backwards yet, follow the procedure for the K-turn, OR 2. If the ATV is already rolling backward, both the operator and the passenger should lean as far forward as possible and the operator can be standing up on the footrests. 1. Stop completely on the shoulder of the road. 2. Check both directions for traffic. 3. Crossing near a blind corner or intersection is dangerous; don’t do it. 4. Drive straight across to the opposite shoulder. 5. Take into account that your ATV could stall while crossing; give yourself and your passenger enough time to get off the road. 3. Nice and easy, apply the hand brake lever. 6. You have to assume that oncoming cars don’t see you, and if they do, they won’t be able to predict your actions. 4. When you come to a stop, follow the procedure for the K-turn. 7. It’s illegal to cross public roads in some places. Know your local laws. 47 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 3. Lean to inside of turn and have your passenger lean to the inside of the turn. ATV Operation Cold Weather Driving  NOTE: After the brakes thaw, dry them by applying them several  NOTE: Check that all control times while riding slowly. levers move freely. Make sure that the footrest, shift lever, and rear foot  NOTE: After riding through brake are free of ice and snow. water, mud, snow, or slush, it is important to dry both brake sys! WARNING tems before parking the ATV. For your personal safety, it is very important to wear the type and amount of cold-weather clothing according to the coldest anticipated temperatures. 1. With the transmission in neutral, move the ATV forward and backward to check that the wheels roll freely. If the ATV will not roll, the tires may be frozen to the ground or the brake pads may be frozen to the discs. 2. If the tires are frozen to the ground, pour warm water around them to melt the ice. CAUTION Before riding, manually move the ATV forward and backward to make certain that all wheels roll freely. ! 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 snowcovered or ice-covered area at slow speeds before driving on snow-covered or ice-covered trails. 5. Learn how the ATV responds to steering and braking on the type of terrain to be encountered on the ride. Stopping The ATV To stop the ATV, first release the throttle lever. Next, apply the brake. Stopping The Engine 3. If the brakes are frozen, use a suit- To stop the engine, turn the ignition able heating device to thaw out the switch key to the OFF position or set the engine stop switch to the OFF position. brakes.  NOTE: Leaving the ignition switch key in the ON position Do not attempt to free frozen brakes could result in a discharged batby pouring warm water on the brake tery. ! WARNING pads and housings. 48 General Information TRV Identification Numbers This ATV has two identification numbers: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Engine Serial Number (ESN). 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. GZ001D Always provide the ATV name, VIN, and The VIN is located on the frame support ESN when contacting an authorized Arctic rail. 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 of the engine crankcase. Control Locations And Functions The ignition switch has three positions. CF109N ATV-0056 49 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Ignition Switch KC287A 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 headlights and taillight are on. The key cannot be removed in this position.  NOTE: 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. Shift Lever (400/500/550) This ATV has a dual-range automatic transmission with reverse. Shift Lever (700/1000) This ATV has a dual-range automatic transmission with reverse and park. Drive Select Switch 550/700/1000 This switch allows the operator to operate the ATV in either 2-wheel drive (rear wheels) or 4-wheel drive (all wheels). For normal riding on flat, dry, hard surfaces, 2-wheel drive should be sufficient. In situations of aggressive trail conditions, 4wheel drive would be the desired choice. To either engage or disengage the front wheels, move the switch to the 4WD position or to the 2WD position. CAUTION Do not attempt to either engage or disengage the 4WD lock while the ATV is moving. On the 550/700/1000, the 4WD lock allows the operator to mechanically lock the front differential to apply equal power to both front wheels. To engage the lock from 4WD, slide the switch up and move it fully to the left. To disengage the lock, move the switch lever to the right. ! 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. ALWAYS shift into four-wheel drive prior to engaging the front differential lock. Failure to follow this procedure may result in loss of control. Control loss can result in severe injury or even death. Handwarmers/ Thumbwarmer (Limited) FI475A 400/500 KC342 50 The operator’s handwarmers/thumbwarmer are controlled by a rocker-type switch on the instrument pod. There are three positions on the switch (Low/Off/ High). CR027C 738-420B The passenger’s handwarmers are controlled by a rocker-type switch located beneath the right-side handgrip. There are three positions on the switch (Low/ Off/High). 1. Squeeze the hand brake two or three times and release it. 2. Depress and hold the brake lever lock. 3. While holding in on the brake lever lock, squeeze the brake lever.  NOTE: It will click as it engages and the brake lever will not return to its released position. 4. Release the brake lever lock by squeezing the brake lever. It will return to its released position. Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the brake  NOTE: Operating handwarmers, (when engaged) locks the wheels. lights, and/or other accessories at low 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. engine RPM for extended time may cause excessive battery discharge 2. Engage the brake lever lock. resulting in erratic engine operation. 3. Attempt to push the ATV. CR009A Hand Brake The hand brake is considered to be the normal operating (main) brake. It should be applied whenever a braking situation is needed. Apply the brake by compressing the brake lever toward the handlebar. Brake Lever Lock To engage and release the brake lever lock, use the following procedure.  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. ! 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. 51 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE CAUTION Always charge a discharged battery prior to storage or severe battery damage may occur (See GENERAL MAINTENANCE - BATTERY in this manual. Rear Foot Brake  NOTE: This ATV has safety interlock switches which prevent the starter motor from activating when the transmission is not in neutral. To start the ATV while in gear, depress the rear foot brake or compress the brake lever; then depress the starter button. Reverse Override Switch This ATV is equipped with a reverse speed limiter system. When additional Pressing the rear foot brake downward RPM is needed in reverse, depress and hold the override switch. will apply the brake to the rear wheels.  NOTE: On the EFI models, the Headlight HI/LO Switch override is active only when 4WD Use the headlight HI/LO switch to select is selected. the high or low headlight beam when the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS posi! WARNING tion. When the switch is in the HI position, the high beam will illuminate. When Never activate the override switch the switch is in the LO position, the low while the throttle is open as a loss of control may result. beam will illuminate. CF223 Throttle Lever CF245A Engine Stop Switch OFF position — The ignition circuit is off. The engine cannot be started or will not run. If the engine stop switch is used to stop engine without turning off ignition switch, the battery may discharge. 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. RUN position — The ignition circuit is Throttle Limiter Screw on. The engine can start and run. Throttle lever travel may be limited by adjusting the throttle limiter screw. The Electric Starter Button throttle limiter should be adjusted Pushing in on this button activates the according to the operator’s skill and starter motor. Before starting the engine, experience. To adjust the throttle limiter, make sure the ignition switch is in the ON use the following procedure. position, the transmission is in neutral, the 1. Loosen the jam nut. reverse shift lever is in the forward position, and the brake lever lock is engaged. 52  NOTE: Turn the key switch to the OFF position then back to the ON position to reset the 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 ATV-0053 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: This ATV is equipped with an RPM limiter that retards ignition timing when maximum RPM is approached. When the RPM limiter is activated, it could be misinterpreted as a high-speed misfire. Never operate this ATV with a 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. 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. Speedometer/LCD (Digital) (400/550) Power Steering (XT/Limited) These 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. 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. 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). The system is self-monitored and will display a “P0635” malfunction code or Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) on the LCD gauge/speedometer should an EPS system control circuit problem occur. Do not operate the ATV with a code displayed. EFI018A 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 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. 53 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 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.  NOTE: Approximately two seconds after releasing either Button, the LCD will return to normal operation. 3. Mode Button - Shifts the gauge through two operating modes: speedometer/tachometer and MPH/KPH.  NOTE: Clock memory power is supplied through the 15-amp accessory fuse and verified during gauge “power-up” and reset. In the event of clock memory power failure (blown fuse, etc.), the gauge will “power-up,” reset, and shut down repeatedly until clock memory power is restored. Always check the 15-amp accessory fuse if this gauge condition is noted.  NOTE: The Mode Button must be pressed and released to shift speedometer/tachometer modes. It must be pressed and held to shift MPH/KPH modes. 2. Temperature Indicator (Liquid Cooled Models) - 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. 5. Fuel Level Indicator - Indicates approximate amount of gasoline in the gas tank. CAUTION Continued operation with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear. 4. Set Button - The Set Button is used to select the gauge display of clock, hour meter, trip 1, trip 2, and odometer. It is also used to activate the clock set function and adjust the minute display on the clock.  NOTE: When the bottom segment flashes, approximately 3.5 L (0.92 U.S. gal.) of gasoline remains in the tank. 6. Oil Pressure Indicator - 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 reg NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehiisters the total distance the vehicle has cle speed, or heavy load can raise traveled. The trip meter is resetable engine temperature. Decreasing and can be used to measure trip or trip engine RPM, reducing load, and legs. The odometer cannot be reset. selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature.  NOTE: To shift between the  NOTE: Debris in front of the odometer (ODO) or trip meter engine (or packed between the (TRIP), press the Mode Button (3) to cooling fins of the radiator) can select the distance mode; then reduce cooling capacity. Using a press the Set Button (4) to select garden hose, wash the radiator the desired display. Hold the Set and the engine to remove any Button down to reset the trip meter. debris restricting air flow. 8. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates which gear is selected - R (reverse)/ CAUTION N (neutral)/L (low range)/H (high range). 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. 54 9. High Beam Indicator - The High Beam icon will appear only when the headlights are on high beam. 10. 4WD Lock Indicator - Displays Speedometer/LCD LOCK when the front differential (Analog/Digital) (550 lock has been engaged. Limited) 11. Drive Select Indicator - Displays 4WD when selected by the drive select switch or when the 4WD lock is engaged. The display is blank when in 2WD. 12. Speedometer - Indicates the approximate vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH) or kilometers per hour (KPH). 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. 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 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. B. EFI - On the 550, 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  NOTE: Approximately two seconds until the cause of error is corrected. after releasing either Button, the LCD  NOTE: Take the ATV to an autho- will return to normal operation. rized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have the EFI error corrected and to have  NOTE: Clock memory power is the ECU reset as soon as possible. supplied through the 15-amp accessory fuse and verified during gauge “power-up” and reset. In the event of clock memory power failure (blown fuse, etc.), the gauge will “power-up,” reset, and shut down repeatedly until clock memory power is restored. Always check the 15-amp accessory fuse if this gauge condition is noted. 55 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE  NOTE: To change mph/km/h display, press and release Set Button (4) until the icon (MPH/KPH) appears; then press and hold the Set Button (4) to change the display.  NOTE: The engine hour meter  NOTE: An E will be displayed if will not activate until engine speed there is an error caused by a noexceeds 500 RPM. shift position signal. 2. 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. 3. Mode Button - Shifts the gauge through three set-up modes: speedometer/tachometer, distance, and time. 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. 8. Needle Indicator Display - Displays which speedometer function (MPH or km/h) or tachometer function (RPM) is selected.  NOTE: The speedometer and  NOTE: The Mode Button must be tachometer functions may be pressed and released to shift switched by pressing the Set/ modes. Approximately two sec- Reset Button. onds after the Mode Button is 9. 4WD Lock Indicator - Displays released, the digital gauge will LOCK when the front differential return to full display. lock has been engaged. 4. Set/Reset Button - In conjunction 10. Drive Select Indicator - Displays with the Mode Button, sets and 4WD when selected by the drive resets various displays on the digital select switch or when the 4WD lock gauge. Also used to shift from is engaged. The display is blank speedometer function to tachometer when in 2WD. function on the speedometer/ tachometer gauge. 11. High Beam Indicator - The High Beam icon will appear only when 5. Odometer/Trip Meter (T1 and T2) the headlights are on high beam. 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 is selected - R (reverse)/N (neutral)/H (high range)/L (low range). 56 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. 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. CF098A 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. 14. EFI Error Indicator - 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.  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. CF099A CAUTION Continued operation with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear. FI001C DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehi- Speedometer/LCD cle speed, or heavy load can raise (Digital) (500/700/ engine temperature. Decreasing 1000) engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature.  NOTE: Debris in front of the engine (or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator) can reduce cooling capacity. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator and the engine to remove any debris restricting air flow. EFI-011A 57 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 Set Button (4) until the Clock (1) is displayed; then press and hold the Set Button (4) to activate the set mode (clock display flashing). B. Press and release the Set Button (4) to set minutes or the Mode Button (3) to set hours. Holding the respective button down will scroll the display.  NOTE: Clock memory power is supplied through the 15-amp accessory fuse and verified during gauge “power-up” and reset. In the event of clock memory power failure (blown fuse, etc.), the gauge will “power-up,” reset, and shut down repeatedly until clock memory power is restored. Always check the 15-amp accessory fuse if this gauge condition is noted.  NOTE: The engine hour meter will not activate until engine speed exceeds 500 RPM. 2. Temperature Indicator - If the engine coolant temperature exceeds the normal operating range, the temperature icon will begin flashing and the LCD will go blank for 30 seconds; then the LCD will return to normal. However, the temperature icon will continue to flash. CAUTION Continued operation with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear.  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. 58  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. 3. Mode Button - Shifts the gauge through two operating modes: speedometer/tachometer and MPH/ KPH.  NOTE: The Mode Button must be pressed and released to shift speedometer/tachometer modes. It must be pressed and held to shift MPH/KPH modes. 4. Set Button - The Set Button is used to select the gauge display of clock, hour meter, trip 1, trip 2, and odometer. It is also used to activate the clock set function and adjust the minute display on the clock. 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. Oil Pressure Indicator - 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. 8. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates Speedometer/LCD which gear is currently selected - R (Digital) (700/1000 (reverse)/N (neutral)/L (low range)/ Limited) H (high range). 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. Not utilized on this model. 12. Speedometer/Tachometer - Indicates the approximate vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH), kilometers per hour (KPH), or RPM. Condition Warning Display - Uses odometer/trip meter display of the LCD to warn of a system error condition requiring attention. EFI-013A 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 Set Button (4) until the Clock (1) is displayed; then press and hold the Set Button (4) to activate the set mode (clock display flashing). A. Volt - The LCD will go blank except the word VOLT will B. Press and release the Set Button flash on the LCD whenever a (4) to set minutes or the Mode low voltage (<9 DC volts) or a Button (3) to set hours. Holding high voltage (>16 DC volts) is the respective button down will detected. When voltage returns scroll the display. to normal, the gauge must be reset by turning the ignition key  NOTE: Clock memory power is to the OFF position and then to supplied through the 15-amp the ON position. accessory fuse and verified during B. EFI - The LCD will go blank gauge “power-up” and reset. In the except a diagnostic trouble code event of clock memory power fail(DTC) code will flash on the ure (blown fuse, etc.), the gauge LCD and a wrench icon will be will “power-up,” reset, and shut displayed whenever an elec- down repeatedly until clock memtronic fuel injection malfunction ory power is restored. Always is detected. After 30 seconds, check the 15-amp accessory fuse the LCD will return to normal; if this gauge condition is noted. however, the DTC and wrench icon will continue to be dis-  NOTE: The engine hour meter played until the malfunction is will not activate until engine speed corrected. exceeds 500 RPM.  NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have the EFI error corrected and to have the ECM reset as soon as possible. 59 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 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. 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.  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. 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. Check Engine Indicator - Will be displayed during self-test at start-up and if a condition requring maintenance occurs. 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. 8. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates which gear is currently selected - R (reverse)/N (neutral)/L (low range)/ H (high range). 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. 12. Speedometer/Tachometer - Indicates the approximate vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH), kilometers per hour (KPH), or RPM. 3. Mode Button - Shifts the gauge through two operating modes: speedCondition Warning Display - Uses odomometer/tachometer and MPH/KPH. eter/trip meter display of the LCD to  NOTE: The Mode Button must be warn of a system error condition requirpressed and released to shift ing attention. speedometer/tachometer modes. It A. Volt - The LCD will go blank must be pressed and held to shift except the word VOLT will flash MPH/KPH modes. on the LCD whenever a low voltage (<9 DC volts) or a high volt4. Set Button - The Set Button is used age (>16 DC volts) is detected. to select the gauge display of clock, When voltage returns to normal, hour meter, trip 1, trip 2, and odomethe gauge must be reset by turning ter. It is also used to activate the the ignition key to the OFF posiclock set function and adjust the tion and then to the ON position. minute display on the clock. 60 B. EFI - The LCD will go blank except a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) code will flash on the LCD and a check engine indicater will be displayed whenever an electronic fuel injection malfunction or electronic power steering malfunction is detected. After 30 seconds, the LCD will return to normal; however, the DTC and check engine indicater will continue to be displayed until the malfunction is corrected. 1. Remove the rear seat; then remove the front seat. 2. Remove the right-side heat shield.  NOTE: The heat shield can be removed after seat removal by pulling outward at the top to disengage the mounting lugs from the rubber grommets.  NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have the EFI error corrected and to have the ECM reset as soon as possible. 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. CF237A 3. Pump the primer as recommended; then install the heat shield, front seat, and rear seat making sure the seats lock securely. Vacuum Fuel Pump (400) A vacuum fuel pump is mounted under the seat to deliver gasoline to the carburetor. The fuel pump operates when the engine is turning. Primer - Cold Start (400) CF123A Replace the gas/vent hoses every two years. Damage from aging may not always be visible. Do not bend or obstruct the routing of the carburetor vent hose. Make certain that the vent hose is securely connected to the carburetor and hose holder and the opposite end is always open. CF123A The primer is located on the carburetor. Depress and release the lever several times prior to attempting to start a cold engine. 61 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Gas/Vent Hoses (400) Carburetor Float Bowl Drain (400) GZ461A CAUTION AF925 Periodically, the float bowl should be drained to remove condensation. To drain the float bowl, use the following procedure. 1. Direct the float bowl drain hose into a container. ! WARNING Do not drain float bowl contents directly onto the engine. Gasoline is highly flammable and could ignite. Use a hose. Do not overfill the engine with oil. Always make sure the oil level is within the operating range. Windshied (Limited) CAUTION Remove the windshield before trailering the ATV or damage to the windshield may occur. To remove the windshield, loosen the left and right plastic knobs and remove the windshield assembly. Tighten the knobs securely 2. Loosen the drain screw and allow the or remove them completely to prevent loss. gasoline and condensation to flow out. 3. Tighten the drain screw securely. ! WARNING It is very important that the drain screw be tightened securely. If it is not tightened securely, gasoline could drip onto the engine. Oil Level Stick CR003 There is an oil level stick for checking the engine oil level. To check the oil To install the windshield, loosen the left and right plastic knobs; then install the level, use the following procedure. tapered windshield pins into the mounts  NOTE: The ATV should be on and tighten knobs securely. level ground when checking the Mirrors (Limited) engine oil level. The mirrors can be adjusted to the desired 1. Unscrew the oil level stick and wipe viewing angle or moved to a stowed posiit with a clean cloth. tion when operating in trees or brush. 2. Install the oil level stick and thread it ! WARNING completely into the engine case. 3. Remove the oil level stick; the engine oil level should be within the operating range but not above the FULL mark. 62 Always adjust the mirrors to a position that will not catch tree branches or under-brush which could cause a loss of control and severe injury or death. Rear Seat Lock Front Seat Lock 1. To remove the rear seat, pull the two  NOTE: On the TRV/XT models, the latch handles to the rear and rotate rear seat must be removed prior to them to the vertical position. removing the front seat. On the Limited models, it is necessary only to elevate the front of the rear seat. CR017D 2. Lift the rear of the seat up; then pull slightly to the rear and lift the seat off the mountings. 3. To lock the seat into position, engage the two front mounting lugs into the mounting rack; then, holding down firmly on the front of the seat, push the seat forward until the rear tabs engage the rear mounting latches. 4. Lock the seat into position by rotating the latch handles to the horizontal position; then push the handles forward to lock. CR010A 1. To remove the front seat, pull the seat lock lever up (located at the rear of the seat). Raise the rear end 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 rear of seat. The seat should automatically lock into position. ! WARNING Make sure the seat is secure before mounting the ATV. Severe personal injury may result if the seat is not properly secured. Storage Box (Limited) DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE To open the storage box, unlock the storage box latch and turn the knob clockwise; then open the lid by lifting up on the rear. CR017E ! WARNING Make sure the seat is secure before mounting the ATV. Severe personal injury may result if the seat is not properly secured. CR011A To close the storage box, close the lid completely; then rotate the knob counterclockwise and lock with the key. 63 CAUTION Do not operate or trailer the ATV with lock unlocked or damage to the box will occur. 738-424A ! WARNING 1411-877 Make sure that the load in the trailer is properly secured and will not shift while moving. Also, do not overload the trailer. When loading a trailer properly, two items are critical: Gross Trailer Weight A bracket is provided for mounting a flag (the weight of the trailer plus cargo) and at the rear of the ATV. Trailer Tongue Weight. Safety Flag Bracket Rack Loading The racks are designed to carry specified load capacity. Always refer to the Load Capacity Ratings chart for proper capacity. ! WARNING Never exceed any of the recommended 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 Make sure the load on the rack will coupler is at its normal towing height. ! WARNING not interfere with the controls or obstruct the view of the operator. Also, make sure the load is evenly distributed, properly secured, and will not shift while operating the ATV. 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 Trailering and Towing ! WARNING Never use the front rack or rear backrest support as towing or trailering points. The TRV is equipped with a framemounted receiver for a standard 5.1 cm (2 in.) receiver hitch. The standard receiver hitch must be purchased separately. 64 Riding an ATV without extra caution when towing a trailer will be hazardous. Trailer towing can affect the handling and braking of the ATV. Never tow a trailer without a rigid tongue and never exceed 10 MPH. Avoid sudden accelerations and stopping of the ATV. Do not make quick maneuvers. Avoid uneven surfaces and do not tow on hills. Never carry passengers in a trailer unless the trailer is designed for such use. Allow more stopping distance than when not towing a trailer. Transporting When transporting the ATV, Arctic Cat recommends that the ATV be in its normal operating position (on all four wheels) and the following procedure be used. 1. Engage the brake lever lock and place the transmission in gear. 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 hold-down straps.  NOTE: Suitable hold-down straps are available from your Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Ordinary rope is not recommended because it can stretch under load. 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. CAUTION When using hold-down straps, care must be taken not to damage the ATV. Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant Recommended Gasoline OILCHARTJ Recommended Front Differential/Rear Drive Lubricant  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubriWhen using ethanol blended gasoline, it is cants. not necessary to add a gasoline antifreeze since ethanol will prevent the accumula- The recommended lubricant (front differential and rear drive) is SAE approved tion of moisture in the fuel system. 80W-90 hypoid. This lubricant meets all of the lubrication requirements of the CAUTION ATV. Do not use white gas. Only Arctic Cat approved gasoline additives should be used. CAUTION Any lubricant used in place of the recommended lubricant could cause serious front differential/rear drive damage. 65 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE The recommended gasoline to use is 87 minimum octane regular unleaded. In many areas, oxygenates are added to the gasoline. Oxygenated gasolines containing up to 10% ethanol or 5% methane are acceptable gasolines. Filling Gas Tank New vehicles and renewed engines require a “break-in” period. The first ! WARNING month is most critical to the life of this Always fill the gas tank in a well-venti- ATV. Proper operation during this breaklated area. Never add gasoline to the in period will help assure maximum life gas tank near any open flames or with and performance from the ATV. the engine running or hot. DO NOT SMOKE while filling the gas tank. Since gasoline expands as its temperature increases, the gas tank must be filled to its rated capacity only. Expansion room must be maintained in the tank particularly if the tank is filled with cold gasoline and then moved to a warm area. During the first 10 hours of operation, always use less than ½ throttle. Varying the engine RPM during the break-in period allows the components to “load” (aiding the engine/transmission component mating process) and then “unload” (allowing components to cool). Although it is essential to place some stress on the engine components during break-in, care should be taken not to overload the engine too often. Do not pull a trailer during the break-in period. When the engine starts, allow it to warm up properly. Idle the engine several minutes until the engine has reached normal operating temperature. Do not idle the engine for excessively long periods of time. ATV-049D Allow the engine to cool before filling the gas tank. Care must be taken not to overfill the tank. If overfilled, gas may leak onto the engine creating a fire hazard. ! WARNING Do not overfill the gas tank. Tighten the gas tank cap securely after filling the tank. Engine Break-In Burnishing Brake Pads Brake pads must be burnished to achieve full braking effectiveness. Braking distance will be extended until brake pads are properly burnished. ! WARNING Do not attempt sudden stops or put yourself into a situation in which a sudden stop will be required until the brake pads are properly burnished. To properly burnish the brakes, use folAfter the completion of the break-in lowing procedure: period, the engine oil and oil filter should 1. Choose an area sufficiently large to be changed. Other maintenance after safely accelerate to 30 mph and break-in should include checking of all brake to a stop. prescribed adjustments and tightening of all fasteners. At the discretion and 2. Accelerate to 30 mph; then comexpense of the owner/operator, the ATV press brake lever to decelerate to 0-5 may be taken to an authorized Arctic Cat mph. ATV dealer for this initial service. 3. Repeat procedure twenty times until brakes are burnished. 66 General Maintenance  NOTE: Proper maintenance of the ATV is important for optimum performance. Follow the Maintenance Schedule and all ensuing maintenance and care instructions/information.  NOTE: Proper maintenance procedures for each item can be found on the corresponding page indicated. 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. If the owner/operator does not feel qualified to perform any of these maintenance procedures or checks, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for professional service. Item Maintenance Schedule Initial Page Service 1 month 3 months 6 months (100 miles) 73 I I — I I — I I 76 I I I 76 Replace every 18 months Idle Speed (400) 77 I Liquid cooling system (500/550/700/1000) 68 I Inspect every time before riding Throttle cable 76 I Inspect every time before riding Gas/vent hoses 61 I Inspect every time before riding 61 Replace every 2 years Engine/transmission oil and filter 69 R R** Air filter 77 I I C Gear lubricant (Front differential - rear 70 I I drive) 70 Replace every 4 years V-belt cover 78 I I Muffler/spark arrester 80 C Tires/air pressure 79 I Inspect every time before riding 36 I Inspect every time before riding * Brake components 71/72 I Inspect every time before riding Brake fluid 71 I *Replace every 2 years Brake hoses 71 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 — I Inspect every time before riding and rear drive bellows) * Chassis nuts and bolts — I T Frame/welds/racks — I I Electrical connections — I I Headlights/taillight-brakelight 80 I Inspect every time before riding Wheel nuts 79 I I 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. 67 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Battery * Engine nuts and bolts * Valve clearance Spark plug(s) Liquid Cooling System (500/550/700/1000) 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. 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. CF134A 2. Lift the front of the access panel; then slide the panel forward to disengage the two rear tabs.  NOTE: Use a good quality, biodegradable glycol-based, automotive-type antifreeze. CAUTION After operating the ATV for the initial 5-10 minutes, stop the engine, allow the engine to cool down, and check the coolant level. Add coolant as necessary. ! WARNING CF133A 3. Move the panel rearward until free of the rack. 4. Carefully rotate the radiator cap counterclockwise to release pressure; then remove the cap. Never check the coolant level when the engine is hot or the cooling system is under pressure.  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature. CF142A 5. Add coolant as necessary; then install the radiator cap and access panel. To check/add coolant, use the following procedure. Oil Cooler (400/1000) 1. Remove the two reinstallable rivets  NOTE: Dirt and debris must be from the front of the radiator access cleaned from cooling fins regularly to panel. ensure proper engine oil cooling. 68 CAUTION Position Continued operation of the ATV with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear. 1 Spring Force Setting Load Soft Light 2 3  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise 4 engine temperature. Decreasing 5 Stronger Stiff Heavy engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmis-  NOTE: Before attempting to sion gear can lower the temperature. adjust suspension, clean dirt and debris from the sleeve and remove Shock Absorbers load from the suspension; then Each shock absorber should be visibly use the spanner wrench to adjust checked weekly for excessive fluid leak- the sleeve to the desired position. age (some seal leakage may be observed  NOTE: It is recommended that all but it does not indicate the shock is in need of replacement), cracks or breaks in ATV weight be taken off the susthe lower case, or a bent shock rod. If any pension prior to adjusting shock one of these conditions is detected, absorber sleeves. replacement is necessary.  NOTE: When the ATV is operated in extremely cold weather (-23°C/-10°F or colder), a small amount of leakage may be present. Unless the leakage is excessive, replacement is not necessary. The shock absorber has a spring force adjustment sleeve with five adjustment positions to allow the spring to be adjusted for different riding and loading conditions. If the spring action is too soft or too stiff, adjust it according to the chart. General Lubrication Cables None of the cables require lubrication; however, it is advisable to lubricate the ends of the cables periodically with a good cable lubricant. Engine/Transmission Oil and Filter Change the engine oil and oil filter at the scheduled intervals. The engine should always be warm when the oil is changed so the oil will drain easily and completely. 2. Remove the oil level stick/filler plug. Be careful not to allow contaminates to enter the opening. CD453 CF109P 69 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 1. Park the ATV on level ground. Front Differential And Rear Drive Gear Lubricant (Inspecting/Changing) Check and change the gear lubricant in each according to the Maintenance Schedule. When changing the lubricant, use approved SAE 80W-90 hypoid oil and use the following procedure.  NOTE: To check each, remove each filler plug. The oil level 3. Remove the drain plug from the bot- should be at the threads of each tom of the engine and drain the oil plug. into a drain pan. 1. Place the ATV on level ground. GZ007C 2. Remove each oil filler plug. 3. Drain the oil into a drain pan by removing in turn the drain plug from each. 733-441A 4. Using the oil filter wrench and a ratchet handle (or a socket or boxend wrench), remove the old oil filter and dispose of properly. Do not re-use oil filter. CF107B  NOTE: Clean up any excess oil after removing the filter. 5. Apply oil to the new filter seal and check to make sure it is positioned correctly; then install the new oil filter. Tighten securely. 6. Install the engine drain plug and tighten it securely. Pour the recommended oil in the filler hole. Install the level stick/filler plug. CF106C 7. Start the engine (while the ATV is outside on level ground) and allow it to idle for a few minutes. 4. After all the oil has been drained, install the drain plugs and tighten securely. 8. Turn the engine off and wait approximately three minutes. Recheck the oil level. 9. Inspect the area around the drain plug and oil filter for leaks. 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. 70 Brake Lever Lock CF113A 6. Install the filler plugs. Hydraulic Hand Brake ! WARNING Be sure to inspect the hydraulic brake system before each use. Always maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule. 738-420B Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the brake (when engaged) locks the wheels. 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. Attempt to push the ATV. Brake Fluid  NOTE: The brake lever lock must Check the brake fluid level in the brake lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take fluid reservoir. If the level in the reser- the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat voir is not visible in the sight glass, add ATV dealer for service. DOT 4 brake fluid. Brake Hoses Carefully inspect the hydraulic brake hoses for cracks or other damage. If found, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have the brake hoses replaced. The clearance between the brake pads and brake discs is adjusted automatically 738-420A as the brake pads wear. The only maintenance that is required is replacement of  NOTE: If the sight glass appears the brake pads when they show excessive dark, there is a sufficient amount wear. Check the thickness of each of the of fluid in the reservoir. brake pads as follows: CAUTION Be careful not to spill any fluid when filling the brake fluid reservoir. Wipe away spilled fluid immediately. 1. Remove a front wheel. 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. 71 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Brake Pads Protective Rubber Boots The protective boots should be inspected periodically according to the Maintenance Schedule. Ball Joint Boots (Upper and Lower/Right and Left) PR376B 4. Install the wheel and tighten using a crisscross pattern in 20 ft-lb increments to 40 ft-lb (steel wheels) or 80 ft-lb (aluminum wheels). Rear Foot Brake The rear foot brake must be properly maintained to be fully functional. ! 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. CC791 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels. 2. Remove both front wheels. 3. Inspect the four ball joint boots for cracks, tears, or perforations. 4. Check the ball joint for free-play by grasping the steering knuckle and turning it from side to side and up and down. 5. If boot damage is present or ball joint free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Tie Rod Boots (Inner and Outer/Right and Left) CD474A  NOTE: The brake fluid reservoir is located on the electrical panel beneath the operator’s seat. 2. Press the rear foot brake several times to check for firmness. 3. If the brake is not firm, the system must be bled.  NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this service. 72 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 Loss of battery charge may be caused by ambient temperature, ignition OFF current cracks, tears, or perforations. draw, corroded terminals, self discharge, 4. Check the tie rod end free-play by frequent start/stops, and short engine run grasping the tie rod near the end and times. Frequent winch usage, snow plowattempting to move it up and down. ing, extended low RPM operation, short 5. If boot damage is present or tie rod trips, and high amperage accessory usage end free-play seems excessive, con- are also reasons for battery discharge. tact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV Maintenance Charging dealer for service.  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the Drive Axle Boots 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.  NOTE: On the 400, be sure to maintain the fluid of the battery at  NOTE: This ATV has four drive the UPPER LEVEL. Use only distilled water when adding fluid to axles and eight boots. these batteries. 1. Inspect all drive axle boots for  NOTE: On the 500/550/700/1000, the cracks, tears, or perforations. sealing strip should NOT be removed 2. If boot damage is present, contact an and NO fluid should be added. authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. 2. Clean the battery terminals with a solution of baking soda and water. CC793 The battery is located under the seat. After being in service, batteries require regular cleaning and recharging in order to deliver peak performance and maximum service life. The following procedures are recommended for cleaning and maintaining batteries. Always read and follow instructions provided with battery chargers and battery products. 3. Be sure the charger and battery are in a well-ventilated area and ensure the battery charger cables will not contact any battery acid. Be sure the charger is unplugged from the 110volt electrical outlet. 4. Connect the red terminal lead from the charger to the positive terminal of the battery; then connect the black terminal lead of the charger to the negative terminal of the battery.  NOTE: Refer to all warnings and cautions provided with the battery  NOTE: Optional battery charging or battery maintainer/charger. adapters are available from your authorized Arctic Cat dealer to connect directly to your vehicle from the recommended chargers to simplify the maintenance charging process. Check with your authorized Arctic Cat dealer for proper installation of these charging adapter connectors. 73 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Battery 5. Plug the battery charger into a 110- Charging volt electrical outlet.  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends 6. If using the CTEK Multi US 800, the use of the CTEK Multi US 800 there are no further buttons to push. or the CTEK Multi US 3300 for batIf using the CTEK Multi US 3300, tery maintenance charging. press the Mode button (A) at the left of the charger until the Maintenance 1. Be sure the battery and terminals Charge Icon (B) at the bottom illuhave been cleaned with a baking minates. The Normal Charge Indicasoda and water solution. tor (C) should illuminate on the 2. Be sure the charger and battery are upper portion of the battery charger. in a well-ventilated area and ensure the battery charger cables will not contact any battery acid. 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. 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. 4. Plug the charger into a 110-volt electrical outlet. 5. By pushing the Mode button (A) on the left side of the charger, select the Normal Charge Icon (E). The Normal Charge Indicator (C) should illuminate on the upper left portion of the charger. 6. The battery will charge to 95% of its capacity at which time the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) will illuminate.  NOTE: For optimal charge and performance, leave the charger connected to the battery for a minimum 1 hour after the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) illuminates. If the battery becomes hot to the touch, stop charging. Resume after it has cooled. 3300A 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 maintenance will damage the battery if  NOTE: If, after charging, the batconnected over extended periods. tery does not perform to operator expectations, bring the battery to an authorized Arctic Cat dealer for further troubleshooting. 74 Jump-Starting  NOTE: Arctic Cat does not recommend jump-starting a vehicle with a dead battery but rather to remove the battery, service it, and correctly charge it; however, in an emergency, it may be necessary to jump-start a vehicle. If so, use the following procedure to carefully and safely complete this procedure. ! WARNING 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. Improper handling or connecting of a battery may result in severe injury  NOTE: Make sure all switches on including acid burns, electrical burns, the vehicle to be jump-started are or blindness as a result of an explo- turned OFF. sion. Always remove rings and watches. 5. Disconnect all external accessories 1. On the vehicle to be jump-started, remove the battery cover and any terminal boots. such as cell phones, GPS units, and radios on both vehicles. CAUTION Failure to disconnect electronic ! WARNING accessories during jump-starting Any time service is performed on a may cause system damage due to battery, the following must be power spikes. observed: keep sparks, open flame, 6. Attach one clamp of the positive cigarettes, or any other flame away. (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) Always wear safety glasses. Protect terminal (1) of the dead battery (C) skin and clothing when handling a being careful not to touch any metal battery. When servicing a battery in with the other clamp; then attach the an enclosed space, keep the area other clamp of the positive (red) well-ventilated. Make sure battery jumper cable to the positive (+) terventing is not obstructed. ! 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. 0744-527  NOTE: Some jumper cables may be the same color but the clamps or ends will be color-coded red and black. 75 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE minal (2) of the good battery (B). 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. 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 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. ATV-0051 Adjust the gap to specification for proper ignition (see appropriate specification chart). Use a feeler gauge to check the gap. 8. Stand well away from the dead battery and start the vehicle with the good battery. Allow the vehicle to run for several minutes applying some charge to the dead battery. 9. Start the vehicle with the dead battery and allow it to run for several minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables. ATV-0052 10. Remove the jumper cables in opposite order of hook-up (4, 3, 2, 1). Be careful not to short cables against bare metal. 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 be tightened 1/8 - 1/4 turn once the  NOTE: Have the battery and elec- should washer contacts the cylinder head. trical system checked prior to operating the vehicle again. Throttle Cable Spark Plug(s) This ATV comes equipped with a specified spark plug. See the specifications chart for the correct spark plug. A light brown insulator indicates that the plug is correct. A white or dark insulator indicates that the engine may need to be serviced or the carburetor (400) may need to be adjusted. Consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer if the plug insulator is not a light brown color. To help prevent cold weather fouling, make sure to thoroughly warm up the engine before operating. Adjustment To adjust the throttle cable free-play: 1. Loosen the jam nut from the throttle cable adjuster. 2. Slide the rubber boot away and turn the adjuster until the throttle lever has proper free-play of 3-6 mm (1/81/4 in.). 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. 76 ATV-0047 3. Tighten the knurled nut against the throttle cable adjuster securely; then slide the rubber boot over the adjuster. Engine Idle RPM Adjustment (400)  NOTE: Idle RPM is not adjustable on the EFI models. To properly adjust the idle, a tachometer is necessary. CAUTION Failure to inspect the air filter frequently if the ATV is used in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions can damage the engine. 1. Remove the reinstallable rivets at the rear of the steering post cover; then unlatch the storage compartment lid.  NOTE: If a tachometer is not available, take the ATV to an authorized ATV dealer for this procedure.  NOTE: The idle adjustment screw is located on the right-hand side of the carburetor. CF260A 2. Lift up on the rear of the steering post cover and slide the storage compartment cover assembly forward to disengage the mounting lugs; then lift and remove the cover assembly from the storage compartment. AF920C 1. Start the engine and warm it up to normal operating temperature. 2. Turn the idle adjustment screw in or out until the engine idles 1250-1350 RPM. ! WARNING Air Filter FI467 3. Lift out the storage box; then unsnap the four spring-clips and remove the air filter cover. The air filter inside the air filter housing must be kept clean to provide good engine power and gas mileage. If the ATV is used under normal conditions, service the filter at the intervals specified. If operated in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions, inspect and service the filter more frequently. Use the following procedure to remove the filter and inspect and/or clean it. FI468 77 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Engage the brake lever lock and place the shift lever in the N (neutral) position when making idle RPM adjustments. 9. Squeeze the element to remove excess oil; then install in the frame. CAUTION A torn air filter can cause damage to the 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. CD675A 4. Remove the air filter assembly and separate the foam filter from the frame. 400/500/550/700 10. Clean any dirt or debris from inside the air filter housing. Be sure no dirt enters the carburetor (400). 11. Place the filter in the air filter housing making sure it is properly in position and seated; then install the cover and secure with the fasteners. Air Filter Housing Drains Inspect the drain beneath the main housing for debris and for proper sealing. FI705 1000 GZ019 FI704A 5. Fill a wash pan larger than the ele- Draining V-Belt Cover ment with a non-flammable cleaning solvent; then dip the element in the  NOTE: If the ATV has been driven through water, the V-belt cover solvent and wash it. must be drained of any water.  NOTE: Foam Air Filter Cleaner and Foam Air Filter Oil are avail1. Place the ATV on a level surface. able from Arctic Cat. 2. Remove the drain bolt from the cover and allow the water to drain out. 6. Squeeze the element by pressing it between the palms of both hands to remove excess solvent. Do not twist or wring the element or it will develop cracks. 7. Dry the element. 8. Put the element in a plastic bag; then pour in air filter oil and work the oil into the element. 78 ! WARNING The use of worn-out tires can be dangerous and can increase the risk of an accident. Tire Replacement This ATV has low-pressure tubeless tires. Air is sealed by the contact surfaces of CF110A the inner wheel rim and the tire bead. If either the inner wheel rim or tire bead is 3. Shift the range lever to the neutral damaged, air may leak. Be extremely position; then start the engine. careful not to damage these areas when 4. Increase and decrease engine RPM replacing tires. several times to “blow out” any It is very important to use the proper water; then stop the engine. tools when repairing or replacing tires to 5. Install the drain bolt and tighten prevent damage to the tire bead or wheel rims. If proper tools and related items are securely. not available, have this maintenance per NOTE: The V-belt and clutches formed by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV should be inspected every 500 dealer or a qualified tire repair station. miles and the belt replaced (if necCAUTION essary). ! WARNING When breaking the tire bead loose from the wheel, be extremely careful not to damage the inner wheel surface or the tire bead. Always use the size and type of tires as specified. Refer to the specifications chart for proper tire inflation pressure, and always maintain proper tire inflation pressure. Use only Arctic Cat approved tires when replacing tires. Failure to do so could result in unstable operation. Tire Tread Condition Tire Repair (Tubeless) ! WARNING Should a leak or flat tire occur due to a puncture, the tire may be repaired using a plug-type repair. If the damage is from a cut or if the puncture cannot be repaired using a plug, the tire must be replaced. When operating the ATV in areas where transportation or service facilities are not readily available, it is strongly recommended to carry a plug-type repair kit and a tire pump along. 0732-649 The use of worn-out tires on a 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. Wheels 1. Park the ATV on level ground and engage the brake lever lock. 2. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel to be removed. 3. Elevate the ATV. 4. Remove the lug nuts. 79 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Tires 5. Remove the wheel. 6. Install the wheel and install the lug nuts. 3. Install the spark arrester assembly and secure with the three cap screws. Tighten cap screws to 48 in.-lb. Light Bulb 7. Tighten the nuts in a crisscross pattern in 20 ft-lb increments to 40 ft-lb Replacement (steel wheels) or 80 ft-lb (aluminum The wattage rating of each bulb is shown wheels). in the chart. When replacing a burned bulb, always use the same wattage rating. 8. Remove the jack. Muffler/Spark Arrester Headlight 12V/27W (4) The muffler has a spark arrester which must be periodically cleaned. At the intervals shown in the Maintenance Schedule, clean the spark arrester using the following procedure. Taillight/Brakelight 12V/8W/27W CAUTION Use only specified bulbs indicated in the chart as replacement bulbs.  NOTE: The bulb portion of the headlight is fragile. HANDLE WITH Wait until the muffler cools to avoid CARE. When replacing the headburns. light bulb, do not touch the glass 1. Remove the three cap screws secur- portion of the bulb. If the glass is ing the spark arrester assembly to touched, it must be cleaned with a dry cloth before installing. Skin oil the muffler. residue on the bulb will shorten the life of the bulb. ! WARNING ! WARNING Do not attempt to remove the bulb when it is hot. Severe burns may result. To replace the headlight bulb, use the following procedure. CF105A 2. Using a suitable brush, clean the carbon deposits from the screen taking care not to damage the screen. 1. Rotate the bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove from the headlight housing; then disconnect from the wiring harness. 2. Connect the new bulb assembly to the wiring harness connector; then insert into the headlight housing and rotate fully clockwise. CAUTION When replacing the headlight bulb, be careful not to touch the glass portion of the bulb. Grasp the new bulb with a clean cloth. CF104  NOTE: If the screen or gasket is damaged in any way, it must be replaced. 80 To replace the taillight/brakelight bulb, use the following procedure. 1. Remove the two screws and remove the lens cover. 2. Push the bulb in and turn it counterclockwise. 3. Install the new bulb by turning it clockwise while pushing in. 4. Install the lens cover. CAUTION Tighten the lens cover screws only until they are snug. 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. 7. Adjust each headlight by turning the adjustment knob clockwise to raise the beam or counterclockwise to lower the beam until correct aim is obtained. Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim The headlights can be adjusted vertically and horizontally. The geometric center of the HIGH beam light zone is to be used for vertical and horizontal aiming. 1. Position the ATV on a level floor so the headlights are approximately 6.1 m (20 ft) from an aiming surface (wall or similar aiming surface). CD714A Fuses The fuses are located in a fuse block under the seat. If there is any type of electrical system failure, always check the fuses first.  NOTE: To remove the fuse, compress the locking tabs on either side of the fuse case and lift out. ATV-0070C  NOTE: There should be an average operating load on the ATV when adjusting the headlight aim. 400 3. Using the measurements obtained in step 2, make horizontal marks on the aiming surface. 2411-078 550 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. 2411-080 81 DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE 2. Measure the distance from the floor to the mid-point of each headlight. 500/700/700 XT/700 Limted/ 1000 XT/1000 Limited Tool Storage Tray/ Battery Hold-Down A basic tool kit is provided with the ATV. 2411-886 550 XT CF157 2411-213 550 Limited The tool storage tray is located beneath the seat. It also serves as the battery holddown. 2411-214 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. Electrical Output Terminals Two output terminals for electrical accessories are located on the front wiring harness and one output terminal for electrical accessories is located on the rear wiring harness. The accessory plug is located on the right side of the instrument pod. CAUTION Always use electrical accessories less than 180W. 82 Maintain the tool kit with the ATV at all times. Preparation For Storage CAUTION Prior to storing the ATV, it must be properly serviced to prevent rusting and component deterioration. Arctic Cat recommends the following procedure to prepare this ATV for storage. An authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer should perform this service; however, the owner/operator may perform this service if desired. 1. Clean the seat cushion (cover and base) with a damp cloth and allow to dry. 2. Clean the ATV thoroughly by washing dirt, oil, grass, and other foreign matter from the entire ATV. Allow the ATV to dry thoroughly. DO NOT get water into any part of the engine or air intake. 3. Either drain the gas tank or add a fuel stabilizer to the gas in the gas tank. Remove the air filter housing cover and air filter. Start the engine and allow it to idle; then using Arctic Cat Engine Preserver, rapidly inject the preserver into the air filter opening for a period of 10 to 20 seconds. Install the air filter and housing cover. CAUTION If the interior of the air filter housing is dirty, clean the area before starting the engine. 4. Plug the hole in the exhaust system with a clean cloth. On the 400, drain the carburetor float bowl. 5. Apply light oil to the upper steering post bushing and plungers of the shock absorbers. 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. 7. On the 500/550/700/1000, 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. 83 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. 84 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. Change Of Address, Ownership, Or Warranty Transfer Arctic Cat Inc. keeps on file the current name and address of the owner of this TRV. 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 TRV 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 _________________________________ 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. 85 Fold Back Place Stamp Here CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP ARCTIC CAT INC. PRODUCT SERVICE AND WARRANTY DEPT. P.O. BOX 810 THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701 Maintenance Record DATE MILEAGE SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES 87 NOTES 88 Identification Numbers Record 1. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: The key identification number is stamped on the key as shown in the illustration. Record this number in the space provided for reference if you ever need a new key. 2. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 3. ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER: Record the Vehicle Identification Number and Engine Serial Number in the spaces provided to assist you in ordering parts from your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or for reference in case the ATV is stolen. ©2012 Arctic Cat Inc. ™ ®Trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (218) 681-9851 - U.S. (204) 982-1772 - Canada p/n 2259-434