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300 UTILITY DVX 300 ! WARNING UNDER 16 Operating this ATV if you are under the age of 16 increases your chance of severe injury or death. NEVER operate this ATV if you are under 16. Do not remove this Operator’s Manual from this ATV according to the guidelines and agreement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Read this manual carefully. It contains important safety information. Your ATV can be hazardous to operate. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. For your safety, it is important to understand and follow all of the warnings contained in this Operator’s Manual and the labels on your ATV prior to riding. For your safety, it is important all operators be properly trained to operate an ATV. Training is available: U.S. owners, call 800-887-2887; Canadian owners, call 613-739-1535. This Arctic Cat ATV Operator’s Manual should be considered a permanent part of the ATV and must remain with the ATV at the time of resale. If the ATV changes ownership more than once, contact Arctic Cat Inc., Service Department, P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, for proper registration information. Pour votre sécurité, il est importante que tout opérateur est formé correctement pour opérer un VTT. Un cours d’instruction est disponible: pour les propriétaires canadiens, composez le 613-739-1535. Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations: Labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Arctic Cat dealer for a replacement. ! The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BE ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. ! WARNING WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION CAUTION, without the safety alert symbol, is used to address practices not related to personal injury.  NOTE: A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or more clear. California Proposition 65 ! WARNING This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Foreword Congratulations and thank you from Arctic Cat Inc. for purchasing an ARCTIC CAT® All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Built with American engineering and manufacturing know-how, it is designed to provide superior ride, comfort, utility, and dependable service. You have chosen a quality Arctic Cat ATV designed and assembled to give dependable service. Be sure, as the owner/operator of an Arctic Cat ATV, to become thoroughly familiar with its basic operation, maintenance, and storage procedures. Read and understand the entire Operator’s Manual before operating the ATV to ensure safe and proper use of your new Arctic Cat ATV. Always operate the ATV within your level of skill and current terrain conditions. Some illustrations used in this manual are used for clarity purposes only and are not designed to depict actual conditions. Because Arctic Cat Inc. constantly refines and improves its products, no retroactive obligation is incurred. Parts and Accessories When in need of replacement parts, oil, or accessories for your Arctic Cat ATV, be sure to use only GENUINE ARCTIC CAT PARTS, OIL, AND ACCESSORIES. Only genuine Arctic Cat parts, oil, and accessories are engineered to meet the standards and requirements of your Arctic Cat ATV. For a complete list of accessories, refer to the current Arctic Cat ATV Accessory Catalog. To aid in service and maintenance procedures on this ATV, a Service Manual and an Illustrated Parts Manual are available through your local Arctic Cat ATV dealer. This Operator’s Manual is furnished to ensure that the operator is aware of safe operating procedures. It also includes information about the general care and Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute maintenance of your ATV. recommend that all ATV operators ride the Carefully read the following pages. If appropriate-sized ATV according to age. you have any questions regarding this Speed ATV, contact an authorized Arctic Cat Age ATV dealer for assistance. Remember, Category (Years) Limitations NOTES (MPH) only authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealers Operate have the knowledge and facilities to pro12 or 15 - Limited Under Y-12+ Adult vide you with the best service possible. Older 30 - Maximum Supervision Protect Your Sport • Know all local, state/provincial riding laws, • Respect your ATV, • Respect the environment, and • You will gain the respect of others. T-14 G&S Operate 14 or 20 - Limited Older 30 - Limited Under Adult 38 - Maximum Supervision 16 or According to Older Local Regulations — We also advise you to strictly follow the recommended maintenance program as outlined. This preventive maintenance program is designed to ensure that all critical components on this ATV are thoroughly inspected at various intervals. All information in this manual is based on the latest product data and specifications available at the time of printing. Arctic Cat Inc. reserves the right to make product changes and improvements which may affect illustrations or explanations without notice. 1 Table of Contents Foreword .................................................. 1 Parts and Accessories............................ 1 DIVISION I - SAFETY ATV Safety Alert ...................................... 4 Rider Training Course ............................. 5 Hangtag & Warning Information ............ 6 Warning Labels (Utility) .......................... 7 Warning Labels (DVX) ............................. 8 Warnings ............................................. 9-16 Prevention......................................... 17-21 Safe Riding Clothing and Gear........... 17 Condition of the ATV........................... 18 TCLOC ............................................. 18 First Aid and Survival ......................... 20 Active Riding ......................................... 22 Sound Judgment .............................. 23-27 Environment ....................................... 23 Those Around You .............................. 24 Equipment .......................................... 25 Load Capacity Ratings ....................... 25 Personal Choices ............................... 26 SIPDE............................................... 27 Supervision............................................ 28 Taking Responsibility .......................... 28 Inexperienced Riders........................ 28 Experienced Riders .......................... 28 DIVISION II OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE ATV Specifications ................................ 29 Location of Parts and Controls (Utility) ...30 Location of Parts and Controls (DVX)......31 ATV Operation .................................. 32-42 Basic Operating Maneuvers ............... 32 Starting the Engine........................... 32 BONEC............................................. 32 Starting A Cold Engine ..................... 33 Handling the ATV (Active Riding Techniques) ........................................ 35 Tips..................................................... 41 General Information ......................... 43-52 ATV Identification Numbers ................ 43 Ignition Switch Key ............................. 43 Control Locations and Functions ........ 43 Indicator Lights (Utility) ....................... 46 Indicator Lights (DVX)......................... 47 Speedometer/LCD (Utility).................. 47 Gas/Vent Hoses.................................. 49 Carburetor Float Bowl Drain ............... 49 2 Oil Level Inspection Window............... 49 Seat Latch .......................................... 49 Safety Flag Bracket ............................ 49 Rack Loading (Front and Rear) - Utility...49 Trailering and Towing (Utility).............. 50 Transporting ATV ................................ 50 Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant........................ 50 Engine Break-In.................................. 52 Burnishing Brake Pads ....................... 52 General Maintenance ....................... 53-67 Maintenance Schedule ....................... 53 Cooling System .................................. 54 Shock Absorbers ................................ 54 General Lubrication ............................ 55 Hydraulic Brakes................................. 57 Brake Fluid........................................ 57 Brake Hoses ..................................... 57 Brake Pads ....................................... 57 Brake Lever Lock .............................. 57 Protective Rubber Boots..................... 58 Battery ................................................ 58 Spark Plug .......................................... 61 Engine Idle RPM Adjustment.............. 61 Throttle Cable Adjustment .................. 62 Air Filter (V-Belt Housing) - Utility ....... 62 Air Filter (V-Belt Housing) - DVX......... 62 Air Filter (Engine)................................ 63 Air Filter Housing Drain Tube.............. 64 Drive Chain (DVX) .............................. 64 Tires.................................................... 65 Wheels................................................ 65 Muffler/Spark Arrester ........................ 66 Light Bulb Replacement ..................... 66 Fuses.................................................. 67 Tools ................................................... 67 Preparation for Storage ........................ 68 Preparation after Storage ..................... 69 Maintenance Record ............................. 70 Limited Warranty ................................... 71 Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility.................................... 72 Arctic Cat ATV Emission Control Warranty Statement........................... 73 U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/ Warranty Coverage - ATV (U.S. Only) ...74 Arctic Cat Emission Control System Limited Warranty ............................... 75 Declaration of Conformity .................... 76 Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer .............................. 77 Identification Numbers Record ................ Inside back cover DIVISION I - SAFETY An ATV Is Not A Toy And Can Be Hazardous To Operate. • Always go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV. • Never operate on excessively rough, slippery, or loose terrain. • Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this manual. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed. • Always have the ATV checked by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer if it has been involved in an accident. • Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills. • Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. • Always follow proper procedures for going down hills and for braking on hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle which would cause the ATV to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible. • Always follow proper procedures for crossing the side of a hill as described in this manual. Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning techniques described in this manual on level ground. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if possible. • 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. ! WARNING • Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area. Never attempt to operate over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. Always follow proper procedures when operating over obstacles as described in this manual. • Always be careful of skidding or sliding. On slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control. • Never operate an ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them lightly several times to let friction dry out the pads. • Always be sure there are no obstacles or people behind you when you operate in reverse. When it is safe to proceed in reverse, go slowly. Avoid turning at sharp angles in reverse. • Always use the size and type tires specified in this manual. Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this manual. • Never improperly install or improperly use accessories on this ATV. • Never install a twist grip throttle on this ATV. • Never exceed the stated load capacity for an ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed and follow instructions in this manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer and allow greater distance for braking. • No one under the age of 16 should operate this ATV. Some operators at the age of 16 may not be able to operate an ATV safely. Parents should supervise the use of the ATV at all times. Parents should permit continued use only if they determine that the operator has the ability to operate the ATV safely. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada). Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 3 ATV Safety Alert The Consumer Product Safety Commission has concluded that ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV’s) may present a risk of DEATH or SEVERE INJURY in certain circumstances. Accidents may occur for many reasons: *** Over 2497 people, including many children, have died in accidents associated with ATV’s since 2006. *** Many people have become severely paralyzed or suffered severe internal injuries as a result of accidents associated with ATV’s. *** Every month thousands of people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries received while riding an ATV. You should be aware that AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. An ATV handles differently from other vehicles, including motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills and over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions. TO AVOID DEATH OR SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY: * Always read the Operator’s Manual carefully and follow the operating procedures described. Pay special attention to the warnings contained in the manual and on all labels. * Never operate an ATV without proper instruction. Take a training course. * Always follow these age recommendations: * Never carry a passenger on an ATV. Carrying a passenger may upset the balance of the ATV and may cause it to go out of control. * Always avoid paved surfaces. ATV’s are not designed to be used on paved surfaces and may seriously affect handling and control. * Never operate an ATV on a public road, even a dirt or gravel one, because you may not be able to avoid colliding with other vehicles. Also, operating an ATV on a public road may be against the law. * Never operate an ATV without an approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket. * Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating an ATV. * Never operate an ATV at excessive speeds. Go at a speed which is proper for the terrain, visibility conditions, and your experience. * Never attempt to do wheelies, jumps, or other stunts. * Always be careful when operating an ATV, especially when approaching hills, turns, and obstacles and when operating on unfamiliar or rough terrain. * Never lend the ATV to anyone who has not taken a training course or has not been driving an ATV for at least a year. • A Y-12+ is intended for use by children age 12 or older, and a T-14 is intended for use by an operator age 14 or older. • A child under 16 years old should never operate an ATV without adult supervision. Children need to be observed carefully because not all children have the strength, size, skills, or judgment to operate an ATV safely. 4 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Rider Training Course Arctic Cat sponsors a free Rider Training Course to teach ATV riding skills or to reinforce current riding skills. First-time purchasers without any previous ATV riding experience will receive a $100.00 coupon from Arctic Cat through the SVIA/ASI after completing the training course (U.S. owners only, one incentive, and free rider training courses for appropriate immediate family members per ATV purchase). See an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for details or call (800) 887-2887 for training course information. In Canada, the Canada Safety Council (CSC) provides an ATV Rider’s Course to teach safe ATV operating skills. They also provide a special ATV Rider’s Course for children under 14 years of age with parental supervision. Call the CSC at 1-613-739-1535 ext. 227 for more details. Also available is a bilingual computer-based safety training program on a CD-ROM from CATV - call toll-free at 1-877-470-2288. 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 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, in the U.S., call the Consumer Product Safety Commission at (800) 638-2772 or the ATV Distibutors’ Safety Hotline at (800) 852-5344 or in Canada, call the Canada Safety Council at 1-613-7391535 ext. 227. Visit the Arctic Cat Inc. website at www.arcticcat.com for additional product information. Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 5 Hangtag & Warning Information This Arctic Cat ATV comes with a hangtag and several labels containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding. The labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Arctic Cat ATV dealer for a replacement. Utility DVX 2258-133 2258-432 Pour commander des Etiquettes de Mise en Garde gratuites, voyez votre détaillant de autorisé VTT Arctic Cat pour le numéro de pièce 1436-485. 6 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warning Labels (Utility) KM152C ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 7 Warning Labels (DVX) KM169E 8 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV without proper instruction. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know how to operate the ATV properly in different situations and on different types of terrain. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete the certified training course offered. They should then regularly practice the skills learned in the course and the operating techniques described in this Operator’s Manual. For more information about the training course, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or call 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada). ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Allowing anyone under age 16 to operate this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of an ATV by children can lead to severe injury or death of the child. Children under the age of 16 may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment needed to operate the ATV safely and may be involved in a serious accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD A child under 16 should never operate this ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Carrying a passenger on this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Greatly reduces your ability to balance and control this ATV. Could cause an accident, resulting in injury or death to you and/or your passenger. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never carry a passenger. The long seat is to allow the operator to shift positions as needed during operation. It is not for carrying passengers. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You can collide with another vehicle. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate this ATV on any public street, road, or highway, even a dirt or gravel one. In many states it is illegal to operate an ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 9 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on paved surfaces. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV’s tires are designed for off-road use only, not for use on pavement. Paved surfaces may seriously affect handling and control of the ATV and may cause the ATV to go out of control. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV without wearing an approved helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Operating without an approved helmet increases your chances of a severe head injury or death in the event of an accident. Operating without eye protection can result in an accident and increases your chances of a severe injury in the event of an accident. Operating without protective clothing increases your chances of severe injury in the event of an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always wear an approved helmet that fits properly. You should also wear: Eye protection (goggles or face shield) Gloves Boots Long sleeved shirt or jacket Long pants ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD 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. 10 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV after or while consuming alcohol or drugs. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could seriously affect your judgment. Could cause you to react more slowly. Could affect your balance and perception. Could result in an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV at excessive speeds. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases your chances or losing control of the ATV, which can result in an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always ride at a speed that is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Attempting wheelies, jumps, and other stunts. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases the chance of an accident including a rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps. Don’t try to show off. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to inspect the ATV before operating. Failure to properly maintain the ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure the ATV is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 11 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Removing hands from handlebars or feet from footrests during operation. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the ATV or could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the ATV. If you remove a foot from a footrest, your foot or leg may come into contact with the wheels, which could injure you or cause an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests of your ATV during operation. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to use extra care when operating the ATV on unfamiliar terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps, or holes without enough time to react. Could result in the ATV overturning or going out of control. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to use extra care when operating on rough, slippery, or loose terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of traction or ATV control, which could result in an accident including a rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Do not operate on rough, slippery, or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the ATV on such terrain. Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Turning improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed. 12 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Climbing hills improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this Operator’s Manual. Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. The ATV could flip over backwards. Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop, or another vehicle or person could be on the other side of the hill. NEVER OPERATE UP OR DOWN HILLS STEEPER THAN 25° ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Going down a hill improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for going down hills as described in this Operator’s Manual. Always check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle that would cause the ATV to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 13 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning technique as described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice first on level ground. Be very careful when turning on any hill. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill, if possible. When crossing the side of a hill: Always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual. Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Stalling, rolling backwards, or improperly dismounting while climbing a hill. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could result in the ATV overturning. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Use proper gear and maintain steady speed when climbing a hill. If you lose all forward speed: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes. Engage the brake lever lock after you are stopped. If you begin rolling backwards: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes while rolling backwards. When fully stopped, engage the brake lever lock. Dismount on uphill side or to a side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and mount following the procedure described in this Operator’s Manual. ! 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. 14 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Skidding or sliding. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You may lose control of the ATV. You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at slow speeds and on level, smooth terrain. On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Tires may float, causing loss of traction and loss of control, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to dry out the pads. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly operating in reverse. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You could hit an obstacle or person behind you, resulting in serious injury. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Before you engage reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or people behind you. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improper modifications. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may cause changes in handling which, in some situations, could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never modify the ATV through improper installation or improper use of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this ATV should be genuine Arctic Cat ATV components designed for use on the ATV and should be installed and used according to instructions. Never install a twist grip throttle. If you have questions, consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 15 Warnings ! 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 Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking. Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. ! WARNING 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. 16 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Prevention Overview When using an ATV, prevention is the name of the game. “Had you only known” something could go wrong, you would have prevented it. If you don’t notice your conditions and surroundings before riding your ATV, you give up control over the situation. Using ATV prevention techniques helps you forecast potential hazards before they injure you or damage your ATV. Following the safety instructions and warnings in this manual will help you “P.A.S.S.” the safety test. P.A.S.S. stands for “Prevention,” “Active Riding,” “Sound Judgment,” and “Supervision.” Remembering P.A.S.S. and what it stands for will help you have a safe, predictable ride every time you go out on your ATV. Safe Riding Clothing and Gear Always wear clothing suited to the type of riding you are doing. ATV riding requires special protective clothing which will make you feel more comfortable and reduce chances of injury. You’ll find it important to dress correctly for ATV riding in order to prevent scraped skin and serious head injuries. It’s easy and could save you time in the long run not having to contend with an injury. Of course, it also makes sense to remember the seasons. Wear a hat under your helmet and a snowmobile suit in the winter and lighter, protective clothing in the summer. Following is the minimum protection you need to wear during every ride: Gloves Your hands are targets for flying objects and branches. Along with providing skin protection, gloves will shield your hands from harsh weather. Wear gloves that are weather resistant and have a gripping surface to keep them from sliding off the handlebar. Off-road style gloves with knuckle pads are the best for comfort and protection. Boots/Ankle Protection Wear a boot that covers the largest possible area of your leg (preferably up to your knee) and can handle significant impact. Choosing boots with low heels and a good tread will help prevent your feet from slipping off the footrests in wet or rugged conditions or getting hurt if they get hit by rocks, dirt, or branches. Helmet ATV-0004 ! WARNING 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. Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 17 Prevention These helmets should provide full-face protection. TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: N490117A1 CITY/STATE: N. HUNTINGDON, PA SEX: M AGE: 6 BODY PART: HEAD DATE ACCIDENT: 14-06-94 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: The 6 year old male victim died from blunt force trauma to the head when the 4-wheel ATV on which he was a passenger struck a rock on a hill connecting two roads and flipped over backwards onto the victim, shattering his bicycle helmet. The victim was life-flighted to the hospital and died that night. The driver of the ATV, the victim’s 29 year old father, sustained minor injuries, but wasn’t treated. Helmets should have one of these: 1. DOT label 2. Snell label 3. ANSI Z90.1 label If you drop or damage your helmet, get a new one immediately. Your helmet may not protect your head from injury if it has cracks, fissures, or other damage to its outside or core padding. Remember, your helmet won’t do you any good if the chin strap isn’t fastened. Eye Protection Wear eye protection, such as goggles, to completely surround your eyes to prevent getting dirt or other items in your eyes. Do not depend on sunglasses for proper eye protection. Sunglasses are not recommended; they don’t prevent objects from flying in through the sides. Long Pants and Long Sleeved Shirt The goal is to protect your body from branches, long grass, airborne objects, or anything else that could scrape your skin. The more thick and durable the material, the better protection it’ll provide. Riding pants with kneepads, a jersey, and shoulder pads provide the best protection. Condition of the ATV The second step in Prevention is checking the condition of your ATV. Chances are good that you’ll be using your ATV in some rough terrain, and there’s no way you want your brakes to go out when riding downhill. You need to check the following parts on your ATV before every ride. 1. Tires and Wheels 4. Oil and Fuel 2. Controls and Cable 5. Chassis and Drive Train 3. Lights and Electrical 6. Miscellaneous Items One easy way to remember what parts you need to check is by using the acronym “T-CLOC.” It stands for: T C L O C TIRES AND WHEELS CONTROLS AND CABLE LIGHTS AND ELECTRICAL OIL AND FUEL CHASSIS AND DRIVE TRAIN 18 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Prevention 1. TIRES AND WHEELS B. Throttle Correct tire pressure is crucial. Consult the General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual for tire pressure guidelines. Incorrect tire pressure can cause poor handling, instability, and a loss of ATV control. The throttle should have a free, smooth range of motion. If it seems to “stick” at any point, refer to the General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual for instructions. Driving your ATV with a sticking throttle can turn your leisurely ride into an unwelcome accident. Don’t drive your ATV if the throttle sticks. Check: 1. Tire pressure 2. Tire surface (tread and sidewalls) Check: 1. Free, smooth range of motion While checking the tire pressure, inspect the tread and sidewalls of the tires for 3. LIGHTS AND cracks, cuts, or other damage that could ELECTRICAL indicate they need to be replaced. Turn the hi-beam and lo-beam on and off to make sure they work. At the same 2. CONTROLS AND time, check that the taillight and brakeCABLE light work. Also, check the indicator/ With the engine running and brake warning lights (reverse, neutral, and temapplied, check all transmission posi- perature) on your handlebar when you tions: forward, neutral, and reverse. start the ATV. Don’t drive the ATV unless all systems are working. Check the ignition switch and engine stop Check: switch. 1. Forward 2. Neutral 3. Reverse Check: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. A. Brakes Hi-beam Lo-beam Taillight/brakelight Indicator/warning lights Ignition switch Engine stop switch Squeeze your brake lever and depress the rear foot brake. If either feels soft or “squishy,” it could be low on fluid or have a leak — refer to the General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual for instructions. Don’t use the ATV 4. OIL AND FUEL 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. Check: Don’t forget to check for fluid leaks 1. Hand brake lever around the ATV. Check the coolant tank to ensure the engine coolant level is ade2. Rear foot brake quate. 3. Brake lever lock Test the brake lever lock and see if it locks the wheels; then disengage it to release the brake. ! WARNING Check: 1. Gas 2. Oil 3. Fluid leaks Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 19 Prevention 5. CHASSIS AND DRIVE TRAIN Grass and leaves can gum-up your suspension and shocks. Clear and clean the suspension arms, shock absorbers/springs, and fenders. Check smoothness by turning the handlebar full-left and full-right. Verify there is no binding, restrictions, freeplay, or looseness in steering components. Check and clean the drive chain and sprockets of foreign material and debris. Check drive chain adjustment. Check: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Suspension arms Shock absorbers/springs Fenders Steering Drive chain Tools Routine maintenance will generally eliminate the need for emergency repairs. Riding on rough terrain could cause loosening of nuts, bolts, and fasteners. Especially on long rides, carrying the right tools can prevent an inconvenience from becoming a crisis. Carry these items on your ATV: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Bulbs Duct tape Rope Spark plugs Spare parts Tool Kit Water Water is so important that you need to carry it regardless of the duration of your 6. MISCELLANEOUS ride. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can ITEMS creep up suddenly and can take you out Inspect your air filter. Look for debris or of commission. If you become dehydamage that may indicate you need to drated, you could find yourself physireplace it. A clogged filter can stop an cally unable to safely operate your ATV. engine. Check your battery terminals for Identification corrosion. Also, be sure to tighten any If something does happen to you, the loose parts, nuts, or bolts. emergency personnel will want to know Check who you are and whom to contact. It’s 1. Air filter possible you may be in no condition to 2. Battery give them that information. Put your I.D. 3. Tighten parts, nuts, and bolts in your pocket before you ride. Without it, you’re anonymous. 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: Cellular Phone It may be necessary to make an urgent phone call. Maps/GPS (Global Positioning System) Maps may be unnecessary when you’re familiar with the area. But when you’re riding on unfamiliar trails, it’s good to know where you are, what’s coming up, For rides that are longer in duration and and how to get back. distance, the following additional items are recommended: • • • • Tools Water Identification First Aid Kit • Cellular Phone • Maps/GPS • Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit 20 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Prevention Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit You’ll need several items in your Emergency Kit including a flashlight. The matches will come in handy if you need to start a fire to stay warm. Flares are appropriate for signaling help. A first aid kit is very important if an injury of some type should happen. A good First Aid Kit should include bandages, antiseptic spray, gauze, tape, etc. ! WARNING Carry these items: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Flashlight Matches Flares First Aid Kit Money Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 21 Active Riding Overview “Active Riding” is the second part of “P.A.S.S.” It involves an understanding of how your body weight, balance, gravity, and physical forces affect the handling of the ATV. For example, when you drive a car quickly into a sharp turn, your body is pulled to the outside of the vehicle by centrifugal force. Although a car is relatively stable, enough centrifugal force can cause an ATV to overturn. Constantly shifting your weight is one major difference between driving a car and riding an ATV. Knowing how to shift your weight is necessary to avoid rolling or flipping the ATV. For complete operating instructions, see ATV Operation sub-section in this manual. 22 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Sound Judgment Overview You are not invincible. Knowing that the first “S” in “P.A.S.S.” stands for “Sound Judgment” means you need to use yours. Do you consider yourself to be pretty conservative, or are you a heavy risktaker? Before continuing with this section on sound judgment, check your Risk Factor by doing this short survey: 1. Do you drive over the speed limit? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 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: 2. Are you more daring around your friends than you are when alone? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 10-15: You’re pretty conservative. Chances are good that the consistently safe choices you make will help you avoid hurting yourself and the people around you. 3. Do you drive your car when the gas gauge is on empty? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 16-20: You’re straddling the fence. Depending on your mood or whom you’re with, the choices you make may help you or hurt you. 4. Do you feel that no matter what you do, you won’t get hurt? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 21-30: You’re taking your chances. Time to reconsider a lot of the judgments you make. You’re destined to put yourself in dangerous situations and potentially hurt yourself and the people around you. 5. Do you drink or use drugs before you drive your car? Environment 1 2 3 The environment you operate an ATV in Never Sometimes Often is often harsh and sometimes dangerous 6. Do you drive your car even if it has if you don’t take proper precautions. a major problem with the brakes, Weather tires, or engine? You need to consider the weather. It is 1 2 3 dangerous to ride your ATV when the Never Sometimes Often weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep 7. Do you thrive on the adrenaline abreast with weather forecasts. rush you get from speeding and Terrain dangerous situations? Always pay close attention to the terrain 1 2 3 you’re on even if it is familiar to you. Never Sometimes Often You can’t assume that the landscape 8. Do you hurt yourself because you you’re used to doesn’t change. Changes do things that are out of your ability to landscape can happen at nearly any time. Fences can be constructed and range? excavations dug in a short period of time. 1 2 3 Weather, climate, and development take Never Sometimes Often their toll. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 23 Sound Judgment Constantly be aware of your surroundings before and during your ride. 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 headlight. 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 Try to avoid 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. Keep your weight shifted into the slope. It also helps to know which trails you can legally ride and who else might be on those same trails. These are signs currently used in some areas to designate trail types and restrictions. ATV-0068A Those Around You People do all kinds of things that you can’t predict or control. Riding Companions Leave a lot of space between you and other riders, especially in dusty and dirty conditions, because it’ll be difficult to see the riders in front of you stopping. Do not carry a passenger on any ATV designed for single-rider use. These ATV’s do not have appropriate equipment (hand-holds, footrests, etc) to accommodate riders. Additionally, the added weight and weight shift can make the vehicle difficult to control. 24 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Sound Judgment Other Vehicles ATV Maintenance Depending on where you’re riding, you might encounter other ATV’s, bikes, or motor vehicles on public lands. Respect the presence of cars if you’re crossing roads or riding in public areas and make yourself be seen. If you can’t see other vehicles coming, that means you’re invisible, too. 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. Hikers With the renewed interest in hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities, people can show up in remote areas where you would never expect them. For their sake, keep your eyes open. Cargo Limitations One reason why passengers are prohibited on this ATV is because their presence throws off the weight and balance of the ATV. Cargo can do the same. Limit the ATV to the specified load capacity rating. Animals and Nature The combined weight limit, including you Respect the outdoors that you love. Don’t and your personal items, is a specified use your ATV to chase animals or birds. amount, so consult the Load Capacity RatDrive around young trees rather than ings Chart and monitor it carefully. over them. Keep clear of streams and Extra weight on the ATV will also throw ditches with standing water. you off balance if it’s not distributed evenly. TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: N380310A1 CITY/STATE: NEW CUMBERLAND, WV SEX: M AGE: 18 BODY PART: HEAD DATE ACCIDENT: 7-30-93 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: An 18 year old male died as the result of injuries which he sustained in an accident while driving a 4-wheel ATV on a gravel public road. The victim lost control of the ATV when he suddenly applied the brakes to avoid a dog crossing the road. During the accident, the ATV’s brake lever penetrated the victim’s brain through his right eye resulting in death. The victim was not wearing a helmet. Tread Lightly and leave it as you 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. Think about these when dealing with weight: 1. Weight distribution 2. ATV speed Load Capacity Ratings Arctic Cat ATV Load Capacity Ratings Item Specifications (lb) (kg) Max Load Capacity (Utility) 400 181 (DVX) 250 113 Front Rack (max) (Utility) 50 23 Rear Rack (max) (Utility) 100 45 Tongue Weight 35 16 Rear Rack and Tongue 100 45 Weight (max) Towing Capacity (Utility) 500 227 Max Load Capacity - Total weight of operator, accessories, tongue weight, and cargo on front and rear racks. Tongue Weight - Weight on trailer tongue. Rear Rack and Tongue Weight Total weight on trailer tongue and rear rack. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 25 Sound Judgment Towing Capacity - Total weight of trailer and all cargo in the trailer.  NOTE: Tongue and accessory weight (winch, gun scabbard brackets, etc.) must be included as part of the front and rear rack weights. ! WARNING Operating this ATV with improper modifications can be hazardous. Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may cause changes in handling which could lead to an accident. Never modify the ATV with improper installation or use of improper accessories. All parts and accessories installed on this ATV must be genuine Arctic Cat parts and accessories designed for use on this ATV. Install and use them according to instructions. If you have any questions, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer.  NOTE: Use extra caution when operating an ATV with additional loads such as accessories and/or personal items. Handling of the ATV may be adversely affected. Reduce speed when adding additional loads. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Overloading the ATV or carrying personal items improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN 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. Alcohol and Drug Consumption It’s extremely dangerous and often illegal to drink alcoholic beverages and ride... it’s also very foolish. TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: X46481A1 CITY/STATE: LAUREL, MS SEX: M AGE: 25 BODY PART: ALL PARTS BODY DATE ACCIDENT: 6-25-93 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: A 25 year old male died from drowning after the 4-wheeled ATV he was driving overturned and landed on the victim, pinning him face down in 6 inches of water in a drainage ditch. The victim had failed to make a right hand turn and drove off the side of the road. The victim was driving at an excessive speed, and under the influence of alcohol. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was not wearing a helmet. Substances to avoid when riding: 1. Alcohol 2. Over-the-counter or prescription drugs 3. Illegal/mood altering drugs Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident. Be aware of prescription and over-thecounter medications. Drowsiness and HOW TO AVOID THE impaired judgment can be caused by a wide HAZARD variety of medications. The same is true of Never exceed the stated load capacity allergy, cold, flu, and headache medicafor the ATV. tions. Your physical size and weight can’t Always follow the instructions in this protect you... just one antihistamine tablet Operator’s Manual pertaining to ATV can affect your judgment. loading. 26 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Sound Judgment Don’t use alcohol or drugs before or dur- Reckless Riding ing your ATV ride. Where excessive or high speed is a factor, the potential for personal injury is THE EFFECTS OF greatly increased. Ride within reason and ALCOHOL* your skill level. Avoid maneuvers that are The Number of Drinks that Impair reckless. Don’t show off. Mental and Physical Abilities Laws and Regulations 1-2 DRINKS Any police officer will tell you that ignorance of the law is no defense. Your best defense is to check out your local, state, or provincial ATV laws before riding. It’ll also make sure that you can continue 3-4 DRINKS to ride in your favorite areas. The quickDepth perception, glare recovery, eye movement, and focus affected; est way to have a land area closed is by riding over the regulations. decreased judgment and control. Mental processes such as restraint, awareness, concentration, and judgment affected; reaction time slowed; inability to perform complicated tasks. Group Behavior 5+ DRINKS Coordination deteriorates, loss of critical judgment, and impaired memory and comprehension. When riding in a group, it is human nature to try to keep up with or out-do those around you. We can all be competitive and that can lead to risk taking *According to the ATV Safety Institute. resulting in serious injury or equipment Your Physical Condition damage. Know your limitations and don't Your physical condition is critical to safe be afraid to slow the pace down. ATV operation. Don’t ride when SIPDE extremely tired and consider your health By themselves, none of these safe behavwhen planning longer rides. iors and sound judgments will go very far. But when you put them all together... Don’t ride: when you’re paying attention to how you 1. When you’re tired feel, when you’re monitoring the movements of your ATV, and when you’re constantly evaluating your environment, then you’re practicing SIPDE. SIPDE is an acronym that stands for: S I P D E SCAN/ SEARCH IDENTIFY HAZARDS PREDICT WHAT WILL HAPPEN DECIDE WHAT TO DO EXECUTE THE DECISION ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 27 Supervision Overview Experienced/Trained You’re responsible for supervising those Riders who ride your ATV. Your wisdom is valuable... it’ll bring them all back safely—your friends, your family, your relatives, and your ATV. It’s crucial that you consider yourself a supervisor for all riders of your ATV. Whether you accept responsibility or not, the truth is that you are responsible for others riding your ATV. 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. Taking Responsibility ATV’s are all a little different from the handling to the stability to the controls. So regardless of how much experience your family members have with ATV’s, they don’t have experience with your ATV. Let experienced riders get familiar with your ATV—show them the basics before they take off. You don’t want it on your conscience that someone got hurt because you didn’t tell them how to use your ATV. You’re to the last letter in “PASS”... “Supervision.” You’ve just gone through the manual, and you’ve seen what’s involved. That puts you in a good position to be confident about what you know. So now it’s time to use your knowledge and supervise others who ride your ATV. Inexperienced/ Untrained Riders You can’t let people ride your ATV who don’t know what they’re doing. Unless they’ve had over a year of experience with ATV riding or taken an ATV training course, it’s your responsibility to keep them off your ATV. It can be dangerous (especially for under-aged children)—all the more reason for you to be firm. TESTIMONIAL SYNOPSIS: The victim of this incident, a five year old female, was operating a four wheeled all terrain vehicle (ATV) in the front yard of her parents’ house, under the supervision of her father. The victim drove the ATV down an area where the only way to turn around was around a grain silo. The victim was executing a right hand turn when the vehicle tipped over to the right and fell onto her body. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Photographs of the incident were not taken by law enforcement officials. ! WARNING Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age. Speed Age Category (Years) Limitations (MPH) DOCUMENT#: N37023A1 CITY/STATE: MOOERSFORKS, NY SEX: F AGE: 5 BODY PART: UPPER TRUNK DATE ACCIDENT: 6-29-93 DISPOSITION: DOA 28 Remember that regardless of experience, you should never let anyone under the age of 16 operate your ATV. NOTES Y-12+ 12 or Older 15 - Limited Operate 30 Under Adult Maximum Supervision T-14 14 or Older 20 - Limited Operate 30 - Limited Under Adult 38 Supervision Maximum G&S 16 or According to Older Local Regulations — Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. DIVISION II - OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE ATV Specifications ENGINE AND DRIVE Type Bore x Stroke Displacement Ignition Type Spark Plug Type Spark Plug Gap Brake Type UTILITY DVX Four-Cycle/Liquid Cooled 72.7 x 65.2 mm (2.86 x 2.57 in.) 270 cc (16.5 cu in.) CDI NGK DPR7EA-9 0.8-0.9 mm (0.032-0.036 in.) Hydraulic w/Brake Lever Lock and Rear Foot Brake CHASSIS Length (Overall) 186.9 cm (73.6 in.) 171.9 cm (67.7 in.) Height (Overall) 111.8 cm (44.0 in.) 113.5 cm (44.7 in.) Width (Overall) 105.1 cm (41.4 in.) 113.5 cm (44.7 in.) Suspension Travel (Front) 12.7 cm (5.0 in.) 15.5 cm (6.1 in.) Suspension Travel (Rear) 12.7 cm (5.0 in.) 16.5 cm (6.5 in.) Front Tire Size AT22 x 7-10 AT21 x 7-10 Rear Tire Size AT22 x 10-10 AT20 x 11-9 Tire Inflation Pressure (Front) 27.6 kPa (4.0 psi) Tire Inflation Pressure (Rear) 24.1 kPa (3.5 psi) MISCELLANY Dry Weight (Approx) 216.4 kg (477 lb) 192.8 kg (425 lb) Gas Tank Capacity 12.8 L (3.39 U.S. gal.) 12.8 L (3.39 U.S. gal.) Reserve Capacity 4.54 L (1.2 U.S. gal.) 4.54 L (1.2 U.S. gal.) 1.4 L (1.5 U.S. qt) 1.6 L (1.69 U.S. qt) Engine Oil Capacity (Approx) Transmission Lubricant Capacity Gasoline (Recommended) Engine Oil (Recommended) Transmission Lubricant (Recommended) Rear Drive Lubricant Capacity Rear Drive Lubricant (Recommended) Cooling System Capacity Taillight/Brakelight Headlight Starting System 600 ml (20.3 fl oz) 400 ml (13.5 fl oz) - Overhaul Overhaul 300 ml (10 fl oz) - Change 500 ml (16.9 fl oz) - Change 87 Octane Regular Unleaded Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic) SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid 150 ml (5 fl oz) N/A SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid N/A 1.4 L (1.5 U.S. qt) 12V/5W/21W 12V/35W/35W (2) Electric w/Manual Recoil (Emergency) Specifications subject to change without notice. 12V/35W/35W Electric 29 Location of Parts and Controls (Utility) 1. Battery 2. Headlights 3. Hand Brake Lever 4. Fuel Valve 5. Choke Lever 6. Seat Lock Lever 7. Rear Foot Brake KM091A 8. Recoil Starter 9. Engine Stop Switch 10. Brake Lever Lock 11. Key Switch 12. Shift Lever 13. Throttle Limiter 14. Throttle Lever 15. Starter Button KM119A 16. Taillight/Brakelight 17. Operator’s Manual Location 18. Headlight OFF/HI/LO Switch 19. Reverse Override Button 20. Tool Kit KM120A 30 Location of Parts and Controls (DVX) 1. Battery 2. Headlight 3. Hand Brake Lever 4. Fuel Valve 5. Choke Lever 6. Seat Lock Lever 7. Rear Foot Brake 8. Shift Lever KM186A 9. Brake Lever Lock 10. Engine Stop Switch 11. Key Switch 12. Reverse Override Button 13. Throttle Limiter 14. Throttle Lever 15. Tool Kit Location 16. Taillight/Brakelight KM187A 17. Operator’s Manual Location 18. Headlight OFF/HI/LO Switch 19. Starter Button KM174A 31 ATV Operation 1. Ensure that the fuel valve is in the ON position. . Basic Operating Maneuvers 2. Mount the ATV and sit down. Active riding and basic maneuvers are the foundation of your ATV ride. Without basic skills, it’s impossible to move to this level— active riding. These are your basic maneuvers: • • • • • • • 3. Compress the hand brake; then engage the brake lever lock. 4. Shift the transmission into neutral. 5. Turn on the ignition. Mounting the ATV Starting the Engine Starting a Cold Engine Shifting Braking/Stopping Parking Dismounting the ATV 6. Move the choke lever to the engaged position if starting the engine cold (if it’s already warmed up, you shouldn’t need to use the choke at all). 7. Move the engine stop switch to RUN. Mounting the ATV 1. From the left side, grab the left-side handlebar and apply the hand brake; then put your left foot on the footrest. 2. Grab the right-side handlebar. 3. Swing your leg over the seat and set your right foot down on the rightside footrest. 4. Get seated in a comfortable position. 5. Always keep your feet planted on the footrests. 8. 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. 9. Immediately after the engine starts, move the choke lever to the midposition. Starting the Engine Always start with the ATV on a flat, level surface. Carbon monoxide poisoning can kill you, so keep your ATV outside while it’s running. Follow these steps to start it up: 10. Let the engine warm up; then move the choke lever to the OFF position. Another way to remember the starting procedure is by using the acronym “BONEC.” It stands for: B O N E C BRAKES ON NEUTRAL ENGINE CHOKE 32 ATV Operation Starting A Cold Engine Shifting (Utility) 1. Turn off all electrical accessories This ATV has a dual-range automatic (lights, etc.); then rotate the ignition transmission with reverse. To shift the switch key to the first position (ON) ATV, follow these steps: leaving the headlights OFF. Note 1. To engage the high range from neuthat the Neutral light is illuminated. tral, move the shift lever outward 2. Push the choke lever to the left. and forward. 2. To engage the low range from high range, come to a complete stop; then move the shift lever outward and forward. KM121A 3. Press on the starter button. CAUTION Do not run the starter motor for more than eight seconds per starting attempt. The starter motor may overheat causing severe starter motor damage. Allow 15 seconds between starting attempts to allow the starter motor to cool. KM124A  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 4. When the engine starts, move the torque to the wheels. choke lever to the mid-position. 5. Allow the engine to warm up for approximately 2-2 1/2 minutes; then move the choke lever to the OFF position. Do not touch the throttle lever until the engine has run for at least 3 minutes.  NOTE: If the engine RPM starts to decrease or if the engine starts to stall, move the choke lever to the left until RPM increases; then as the RPM stabilizes, move the choke lever to the OFF position. 6. Run the engine for at least 10 minutes so it is thoroughly warmed up. If the engine is run for a shorter period of time, the spark plug may not have reached a high enough temperature to burn off the excess fuel in the combustion chamber. CAUTION Always shift into low range when operating on wet or uneven terrain, when towing or pushing heavy loads, and when using a plow. Failure to follow this caution may result in premature V-belt failure or in damage to related drive system components. 3. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and rearward into the R position. CAUTION Always come to a complete stop before attempting to shift from one range to the other or into reverse. Always shift on level ground, or engage the brake lever lock before shifting into another range or into reverse. 33 ATV Operation Shifting (DVX) This ATV has a single-range automatic transmission with reverse. To shift the ATV, follow these steps: 1. To engage the forward gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and forward. 2. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and rearward into the R position. 4. Never “ride” the brake. Even maintaining minimal pressure on the brake lever or brake pedal will cause the brake pads to drag on the disc and may overheat the brake fluid, disc, and pads causing the brakes to “fade” or become “spongy.” ! 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 KM203A CAUTION Always come to a complete stop before attempting to shift from one gear to the other. Always shift on level ground, or engage the brake lever lock before shifting into forward gear or into reverse. 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. Braking/Stopping 2. Stop the engine using the engine stop switch. Coming to a stop should be a slow, easy process. Always allow plenty of room and time to stop smoothly. Sometimes quick stops are inevitable, so always be prepared. Whether you’re stopping slowly or stopping quickly, do this: 3. Turn off the ignition. 4. If you have to park on a hill, shift the ATV into low gear; otherwise, try to park only on level surfaces. 5. Engage the brake lever lock. 1. Release the throttle lever; then apply Dismounting the ATV the hand brake. After you’ve followed the procedure for 2. If the wheels lock, release the brake parking, it’s time to dismount: for a second; then apply it again. 1. Double check that the brake lever 3. When coming to a complete stop, lock is engaged. release the throttle lever completely. 2. Swing your right leg over to the left side of the seat. 3. Step to the ground on the left side of the ATV. 34 ATV Operation Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance Handling the ATV (Active Riding Techniques) Active riding involves moving your body. You must learn to lean and shift your weight into your turns to maintain control. Your safety depends on using safe riding techniques. Statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) say that inexperienced riders who don’t use safe riding techniques are When you turn, the trick is to move forward and slide over to the side of the seat that’s on the inside of the turn. Support your body weight on the outside footrest. At the same time, lean your body to the inside of the turn. Pay attention to the handling—if you feel the tires coming off the ground, reduce speed, shift more of your body weight to the side that’s lifting, and make the turn wider if possible. 13 times more likely to have an ATV accident than riders who have over 1 month of experience. Safe riding techniques include: • • • • • • • • • • • Riding Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance Wide Turns Sharp Turns Quick Turns K-Turns Riding Uphill Riding Downhill Sidehilling/Traversing Swerving Crossing Obstacles ATV-0013 Riding Once the engine is warm, the ATV is ready to go. ATV-0024 ATV-0012 1. Keep your feet on the footrests and both hands on the handlebar. ATV-0025 2. Compress the brake lever releasing Wide Turns the brake lever lock. About 20% of ATV accidents happen 3. Move the shift lever from N and during turns. If you don’t understand select a desired gear; then slowly turning techniques, it’s easy for the ATV compress the throttle lever while to get away from you by losing traction, releasing the hand brake. plowing, or tipping. Use this method for wide turns: 35 ATV Operation Sharp Turns After mastering wide turns, practice the advanced skill of sharp turns. ATV-0046 ATV-0045 ATV-0044 ATV-202 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 3. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. 3. You might have to lean into the turn more than you do in a wide turn. 4. If shifting your weight and balance aren’t enough to keep the ATV tires on the ground, straighten out the handlebars as much as you can. 5. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. 36 ATV Operation Quick Turns K-Turns Quick turns are the most difficult turns Use K-turns if you accidentally stall and should only be done after you are while riding uphill; you need to take experienced with your ATV. action before the ATV rolls backward down the hill. ATV-203 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Turn the handlebar and shift your weight and balance at the same time as you enter the turn (use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn). 3. 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. 37 ATV Operation 4. Get off the ATV on the uphill side. 5. If you’re to the left of the ATV, turn the handlebar all the way left. 6. Partially release the brake, but lightly hold the brake lever. 7. Let the ATV roll to your right side until it faces slightly downhill. 8. Reapply the brakes. 9. Get back on the ATV from the uphill side, and keep your weight shifted uphill when you sit down. 10. Start the engine and follow the method for riding downhill. Riding Uphill 1. Accelerate before you start climbing; then maintain a steady pace. 2. Lean as far forward as possible. For steeper hills, come off your seat to stand and lean forward. 3. If you lose speed, quickly shift to a lower gear. At the same time, release the throttle (so your front tires don’t lift), OR 4. If that doesn’t work and you still have forward motion and the terrain permits, do a U-turn, go back down, and try climbing again, OR 5. If you have lost all forward motion, follow the K-turn procedure. Never Operate Up or Roughly 20% of accidents happen while riding on hills and as a result of the ATV Down Hills Steeper rolling or flipping. So, obviously, use Than 25° extreme caution and follow this method for riding uphill. Riding Downhill ATV-0019 Success in riding downhill depends on how well you know your brakes—take it easy on them, or you could flip over. ATV-0032 ATV-0018 ATV-0033 38 ATV Operation ATV-0030 ATV-0028 ATV-0031 ATV-0029 1. Shift your body weight as far back on the seat as possible. 1. Keep your speed low and consistent. 2. Shift into low range; stay out of neutral. 2. Shift all your body weight to the uphill side of the seat; also, support your weight on the uphill footrest. 3. Lightly apply the brake and release the throttle lever completely. 3. Steer like you’re driving into the hill. Sidehilling/Traversing 4. If the ATV feels like it’s tipping, turn the handlebar downhill. If that’s not possible because of the terrain or other conditions or if it just doesn’t work, stop and get off. Dismount the ATV on the uphill side. Sidehilling is considered an advanced skill; it’s really tricky and unpredictable. So, whether your skills are advanced or not, try to avoid this kind of riding. If you’re in a situation where you absolutely have to sidehill, follow this Swerving 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-0017 39 ATV Operation ATV-0016 ATV-0026 ATV-206 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the obstacle. 2. Turn the handlebar. At the same time, shift your weight and balance as you swerve. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 3. Keep your hand off the brake until the emergency is over and you’re back in control. Crossing Obstacles ATV-0027 1. Keep your speed way down; less than 5 mph. 2. Approach the obstacle head-on. 3. Come up off the seat. 4. Keep your weight on the footrests. 5. Apply a little throttle when the front tires make contact with the obstacle. 6. Lean forward and release the throttle when the front tires clear the obstacle. Crossing obstacles is risky; avoid it if possible. Riding over logs, rocks, and 7. Keep your body loose to absorb any ruts means combining all the active ridshock. ing skills into one big motion. Your ATV will respond differently for different 8. If the ATV starts tipping, shift your obstacles (logs, ruts, etc.), but these are weight to keep it in balance. general guidelines for overcoming twotrack (both tires contacting the obstacle at To clear a single-track (only one tire contacting) obstacle, follow the same rules the same time) obstacles: except: 40 ATV Operation 1. Use the ATV’s momentum to clear the obstacle. 2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar. 3. Don’t apply the throttle. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 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 Driving an ATV and a car have some have a problem, do this: similarities; however, there are a few sit1. If the ATV hasn’t started rolling uations that require special attention: backwards yet, follow the procedure for the K-Turn, OR • Reversing Tips • • • • • • • • Skidding or Sliding Parking on a Hill Stalling on a Hill Crossing Water Crossing Roads Cold Weather Driving Stopping the ATV Stopping the Engine Reversing It’s tough to see things behind you. 1. Go slowly. It’s hard to see behind you. 2. Keep your handlebar straight. 2. If the ATV is already rolling backward, lean as far forward as possible standing up on the footrests. 3. Nice and easy, apply the front and rear brakes. 4. When you come to a stop, follow the procedure for the K-turn. 5. If the ATV continues to roll backward, dismount immediately on the uphill side. Crossing Water 3. Backing down hills is a bad idea; do Your ATV can only handle water up to its a U-turn or K-turn instead to turn footrests. Any more than that and you risk engine damage and/or personal around. injury. Stay away from fast moving rivers. ATV tires can be buoyant, so if the Skidding or Sliding water is too deep, you might find the If you lose control after hitting sand, ice, ATV suddenly afloat. mud, or water: 1. Physically check the depth and cur1. Turn your handlebar into the direcrent of the water, especially if you tion of the slide. can’t see the bottom. You’re also checking for boulders, logs, or any 2. Keep your hand off the brakes until other hidden obstacles. you’re out of the skid. 3. Shift your weight forward. Sometimes your ATV may not respond and goes straight ahead instead of letting you turn. Here’s how to handle it: 1. Slow down. 2. Move forward on the seat. 3. Lean to inside of turn. 4. Turn handlebar. 2. Keep your speed slow. 3. Make sure you have a way out on the other side of the water. 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. Parking on a Hill Crossing Roads This shouldn’t be necessary, but if it is: Crossing roads on your ATV is also a bad idea, so avoid it. If you can’t: 1. Keep it in gear. 41 ATV Operation 1. Stop completely on the shoulder of the road. 2. Check both directions for traffic. 3. Crossing near a blind corner or intersection is dangerous; don’t do it. 4. Drive straight across to the opposite shoulder. 3. If the brakes are frozen, take the ATV to a warmer area to thaw out the brakes. ! WARNING Do not attempt to free frozen brakes by pouring warm water on the brake pads and housings. 5. Take into account that your ATV  NOTE: After the brakes thaw, dry could stall while crossing; give them by applying them several yourself enough time to get off the times while riding slowly. road.  NOTE: After riding through water, 6. You have to assume that oncoming mud, snow, or slush, it is important cars don’t see you, and if they do, to dry both brake systems before they won’t be able to predict your parking the ATV. actions. 7. It’s illegal to cross public roads in some places. Know your local laws. Cold Weather Driving  NOTE: Check that all control levers move freely. Make sure that the footrest and rear foot brake are free of ice and snow. ! WARNING For your personal safety, it is very important to wear the type and amount of cold-weather clothing according to the coldest anticipated temperatures. 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. ! 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 brakes. Stopping The Engine To stop the engine, turn the ignition switch key to the OFF position or set the engine stop switch to the OFF position. 2. If the tires are frozen to the ground, pour warm water around them to  NOTE: Leaving the ignition switch key in the ON position could melt the ice. result in a discharged battery. CAUTION Before riding, manually move the ATV forward and backward to make certain that all wheels roll freely. 42 General Information ATV Identification Numbers Control Locations and Functions The Arctic Cat ATV has two identifica- Ignition Switch tion numbers: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Engine Serial Num- The ignition switch has three positions. ber (ESN). The VIN is located on the front of the frame. KM185 OFF position — All electrical circuits are off. The engine will not start. The key can be removed in this position. KM080A ON position — The ignition circuit is The ESN is located on the lower left-side complete and the engine can run. The key of the crankcase near the front of the cannot be removed in this position. engine. LIGHTS position — The ignition circuit is complete and the taillight is on. The key cannot be removed in this position.  NOTE: To illuminate the headlight, the engine must be running and the headlight switch must be in the HI or LO position. CAUTION KM082A 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. 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 The DVX model has a single-range automatic transmission with reverse. The Utility model has a dual-range automatic transmission with reverse. ATV-0055 43 KM203A KM161B 1. Squeeze the hand brake two or three times and release it. 2. Push and hold the brake lever lock. 3. While pushing forward 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. KM124A Hand Brake Lever 4. Release the brake lever lock by squeezing the brake lever. It will return to its released position. The hand brake is considered to be the Check to make sure the brake lever lock normal operating (main) brake. engages properly and that the brake The hand brake should be applied when- (when engaged) locks the wheels. ever braking is needed. 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. Apply the brake by compressing the lever 2. Engage the brake lever lock. toward the handlebar. 3. Attempt to push the ATV.  NOTE: The brake lever lock must lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. ! WARNING KM161A Brake Lever Lock To engage and release the brake lever lock, use the following procedure. 44 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 due to overheating of the brake system. Engine Stop Switch ! WARNING Never use the brake lever lock as a parking brake or depend on it to hold the ATV when parking on a hill. 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. Rear Foot Brake OFF position - The ignition circuit is off. The engine cannot be started or will not run. If the emergency stop switch is used to stop engine without turning off ignition switch, the battery may discharge. RUN position - The ignition circuit is on. The engine can start and run. Starter Button Pushing in on this button activates the starter motor. Before starting the engine, make sure the ignition switch is in the ON position, the transmission is in neutral, and the parking brake lock is engaged. Pressing the rear foot brake downward will  NOTE: This ATV has a safety apply the brake to the rear wheels. interlock switch which prevents the starter motor from activating when the transmission is not in neutral. The interlock will be bypassed if the hand brake lever is compressed or if the auxiliary brake pedal is depressed. Reverse Override KM130 Headlight OFF/HI/LO Switch These ATV’s are equipped with a reverse speed limiter system. When additional RPM is needed in reverse, depress and hold the override button. Use the headlight OFF/HI/LO switch to select the high or low headlight beam when the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS position. When the switch is in the HI position, the high beam will illuminate. When the switch is in the LO position, the low beam will illuminate. When the switch is in the OFF position, only the taillight will illuminate. KM121C ! WARNING Never activate the override while the throttle is open as a loss of control may result. Choke Lever KM161C The choke lever is used to help start a cold engine. Move the lever to the left to activate the choke. Return the lever to the right position to de-activate the choke. 45 Throttle Lever Control engine RPM with the position of the throttle lever. Operate this lever with the thumb. Pushing it forward increases engine RPM and allowing it to retract decreases engine RPM. KM146A KM122A Throttle Limiter Screw Throttle lever travel may be limited by adjusting the throttle limiter screw. The throttle limiter should be adjusted according to the operator’s skill and experience. To adjust the throttle limiter, use the following procedure. In the OFF position, the valve will prevent gasoline flow to the carburetor. In the ON position (the normal operating position), gasoline will flow from the tank to the carburetor. In this position, 4.54 L (1.2 U.S. gal.) will remain in the tank as a reserve quantity. Moving the valve to the reserve (RES) position will allow the operator to use the remaining gasoline in the tank. When turning the valve to any of the three positions, be sure the indicator is pointed directly at the position desired. ! WARNING Leaving the fuel valve in the ON or RES position when the engine is off can be hazardous. The carburetor may overflow and fuel may run into the engine. This can cause a fire or cause severe damage to the ATV when the engine is started. Always leave the fuel valve in the OFF position when the engine is not running. KM125A 1. Loosen the jam nut (1). Indicator Lights (Utility) 2. Turn the throttle limiter screw (2) clockwise to decrease engine RPM maximum or counterclockwise to increase engine RPM maximum. 3. Tighten the jam nut securely. Fuel Valve The fuel valve is incorporated in the gas tank. There are three positions: ON, RES (reserve), and OFF. 46 KM123A 1. Low Range Indicator - A white light will illuminate when the shift lever is in the “low range” position. The light will go out when the lever is moved to another position. 2. High Beam Indicator - A blue light will illuminate when the engine is running, the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS position, and the headlight switch is in the HI beam position. CAUTION 3. Neutral Indicator - A green light will illuminate when the transmission is in neutral and the ignition switch is on. The light will go out when shifted into any gear other than neutral. 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. 4. Reverse Indicator - A red light will illuminate when the transmission is shifted into reverse gear. The light will go off when shifted out of reverse. 2. High Beam Indicator - A blue light will illuminate when the engine is running, the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS position, and the headlight switch is in the HI beam position. Indicator Lights (DVX) 3. Neutral Indicator - A green light will illuminate when the transmission is in neutral and the ignition switch is on. The light will go out when shifted into any gear other than neutral. 4. Reverse Indicator - A red light will illuminate when the transmission is shifted into reverse gear. The light will go off when shifted out of reverse. KM176A Speedometer/LCD 1. Temperature Indicator - A red (Utility) light will illuminate if the engine overheats. The light should be off during normal operation. CAUTION Continued operation of the ATV with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear.  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature.  NOTE: Debris in front of the engine (or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator) can reduce cooling capability. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator and the engine to remove any debris restricting air flow. KM123B 1. Mode/Set Button (1) - In conjunction with Mode/Set Button (2), shifts the LCD through mode and reset operations. 2. Mode/Set Button (2) - In conjunction with Mode/Set Button (1), shifts the LCD through mode and reset operations. 3. Coolant Temperature Indicator (3) - Displays approximate engine coolant temperature. 47 6. Digital Clock (6) - Displays time in  NOTE: Normal operating range is hours and minutes when the ignition from the bottom segment (C) up to switch is turned to the ON position. but not including the top segment (H). In the event the top segment (H) To set the time, turn the ignition is displayed, all segments of the switch to the ON position; then use display and the temperature icon the following procedure. will flash indicating high engine  NOTE: If the Hour Set or Minute temperature. Set operation is interrupted for more than 10 seconds, the clock CAUTION will return to normal operation. Continued operation of the ATV with A. Hour Set: Press and hold Mode/ high engine temperature may result Set Buttons (1) and (2) until the 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. hour display flashes; then release both buttons and again press Mode/Set Button (2) to select the desired hour. When the desired hour is displayed, release the button.  NOTE: The clock displays a  NOTE: Debris in front of the sequential 24-hour time only. There engine (or packed between the is no 12-hour AM/PM designation. cooling fins of the radiator) can B. Minute Set: Press and hold reduce cooling capability. Using a Mode/Set Button (1) until the garden hose, wash the radiator and minute display flashes; then the engine to remove any debris release the button and press 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. 4. Speedometer (4) - Displays approximate vehicle speed in mph or km/h.  NOTE: To shift the display between mph and km/h, press the Mode/Set Button for two seconds. The LCD will display either mph or km/h on the right-side of the display. The Odometer/Trip Meter (7) will shift to correspond (miles/kilometers) with the speedometer. 5. Fuel Level Indicator (5) - Indicates approximate amount of gasoline in the gas tank.  NOTE: When the bottom segment flashes, gasoline quantity is low. 48 Mode/Set Button (2) to select the desired minute. When the desired minute is displayed, release the button.  NOTE: When the button is released for more than 10 seconds, the clock will return to normal operation. 7. Odometer/Trip Meter (7) - Displays distance in miles or kilometers the vehicle has traveled. The odometer (ODO) displays total distance and cannot be reset to zero. The trip meter (TRIP) displays distance and can be reset to zero. The distance (miles/kilometers) will correspond to the speedometer. To shift between (ODO) and (TRIP), press and hold Mode/Set Button (2) for two seconds. To reset the (TRIP) display to zero, shift the display to (TRIP); then press and hold Mode/Set Button (2) and simultaneously press Mode/Set Button (1) until the display reads zero. Release the buttons. Gas/Vent Hoses Replace the gas hose every two years. Damage from aging may not always be visible. Do not bend or obstruct the routing of the carburetor vent hose. Make certain that the vent hose is securely connected to the carburetor and hose holder and the opposite end is always open. Carburetor Float Bowl Drain KM180 Periodically, the float bowl should be Seat Latch drained to remove condensation. To drain 1. To remove the seat, push the seat the float bowl, use the following procedure. latch lever to the left (located at the rear end of the seat). Raise the rear end of the seat and slide it backward. 2. To lock the seat into position, slide the front of the seat into the seat retainer and push down firmly on rear of seat. The seat should automatically lock into position. ! WARNING KM128A 1. Place a suitable container beneath the drain hose. Make sure the seat is secure before mounting the ATV. Severe personal injury may result if the seat is not properly secured. 2. Loosen the drain screw and allow the gasoline and condensation to Safety Flag Bracket flow into the container. A bracket is provided for mounting a flag at the rear of the ATV. 3. Tighten the drain screw securely. ! WARNING Draining fuel from the carburetor can be hazardous. Fuel can catch on fire if not handled properly. When draining the carburetor, always shut the engine off. Do not smoke and never drain or refuel in an area where there are open flames or sparks. Dispose of drained fuel properly. Oil Level Inspection Window The oil level inspection window is located on the lower-right side of the engine. With the ATV on a level surface, the oil level should be visible at any point between the level marks. KM107 Rack Loading (Front and Rear) - Utility The front rack and rear rack are designed to carry specified load capacities. Always refer to the ATV Load Capacity Ratings chart for proper capacities. 49 Transporting ATV ! WARNING When transporting the ATV, Arctic Cat recommends that the ATV be in its normal Make sure the loads on the front and operating position (on all four wheels) and rear racks will not interfere with the the following procedure be used. ATV controls or obstruct the view of the operator. Also, make sure the loads are evenly distributed, properly secured, and will not shift while operating the ATV. Trailering and Towing (Utility) ! WARNING 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 tiedown strap failure. Never use the racks as a towing or trailering point. 2. Secure the ATV with load rated hold-down straps. Trailer Tongue Weight is the downward force exerted on the hitch by the trailer coupler when the trailer is fully loaded and the coupler is at its normal towing height. Refer to the Load Capacity Ratings chart for tongue weight information.  NOTE: Suitable hold-down straps are available from your Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Ordinary rope is not recommended because it can stretch under load. 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. Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant Recommended Gasoline The recommended gasoline to use in this ATV 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. ! WARNING When using ethanol blended gasoline, it is not necessary to add a gasoline antifreeze Riding an ATV without extra caution since ethanol will prevent the accumulation when towing a trailer will be hazard- of moisture in the fuel system. ous. Trailer towing can affect the handling and braking of the ATV. Never tow a trailer without a rigid tongue and never exceed 10 mph. Avoid sudden accelerations and stopping of the ATV. Do not make quick maneuvers. Avoid uneven surfaces and do not tow on hills. Never carry passengers in a trailer unless the trailer is designed for such use and has a rigid tow bar. Allow more stopping distance than when not towing a trailer. 50 CAUTION Do not use white gas. Only Arctic Cat approved gasoline additives should be used. Recommended Engine Oil Filling Gas Tank CAUTION ! WARNING Any oil used in place of the recommended oil could cause serious engine damage. Do not use oils which contain graphite or molybdenum additives. These oils can adversely affect clutch operation. Also, not recommended are racing, vegetable, non-detergent, and castor-based oils. Always fill the gas tank in a well-ventilated area. Never add gasoline to the ATV gas tank near any open flames or with the engine running or hot. DO NOT SMOKE while filling the gas tank. Since gasoline expands as its temperature increases, the gas tank must be filled to its rated capacity only. Expansion room The recommended oil to use is Arctic Cat must be maintained in the tank particuACX All Weather synthetic engine oil, larly if the tank is filled with cold gasowhich has been specifically formulated for line and then moved to a warm area. 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. KM099 OILCHARTJ Recommended Transmission/Rear Drive Lubricant  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants. The recommended lubricant (transmission and rear drive) is SAE approved 80W-90 hypoid. This lubricant meets all of the lubrication requirements of the Arctic Cat ATV. CAUTION Any lubricant used in place of the recommended lubricant could cause serious transmission or rear drive damage. Allow the engine to cool before filling the gas tank. Care must be taken not to overfill the tank. If overfilled, gas may leak onto the engine creating a fire hazard. To remove and install the tank cap, use the following procedure. 1. Remove the vent tube from the instrument pod. 2. Turn the cap counterclockwise and remove. ! WARNING Do not over-flow gasoline when filling the gas tank. A fire hazard could materialize. Always allow the engine to cool before filling the gas tank. 3. Turn the cap clockwise to tighten the cap securely after filling the tank; then install the vent tube making sure it is properly routed. ! WARNING Do not overfill the gas tank. 51 Engine Break-In After the completion of the break-in period, the engine oil should be changed and the screen should be cleaned. Other maintenance after break-in should include checking of all prescribed adjustments and tightening of all fasteners. At the discretion and expense of the owner/ operator, the ATV may be taken to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this initial service. 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. Burnishing Brake Pads Brake pads must be burnished to achieve full braking effectiveness. Braking distance will be extended until brake pads are properly burnished. New ATV’s and renewed ATV engines require a “break-in” period. The first To properly burnish the brakes, use folmonth is most critical to the life of this lowing procedure: ATV. Proper operation during this break1. Choose an area sufficiently large to in period will help assure maximum life safely accelerate ATV to 30 mph and and performance from the ATV. to brake to a stop. During the first 10 hours of operation, 2. Accelerate to 30 mph; then comalways use less than ½ throttle. Varying press brake lever to decelerate to 0-5 the engine RPM during the break-in mph. period allows the components to “load” 3. Repeat procedure twenty times. (aiding the engine/transmission component mating process) and then “unload” ! WARNING (allowing components to cool). Although it is essential to place some stress on the Do not attempt sudden stops or put engine components during break-in, care yourself into a situation where a sudshould be taken not to overload the den stop will be required until the engine too often. brake pads are properly burnished. 52 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. Maintenance Schedule After Item Page break-in 1 month 3 months 6 months (100 miles) Air filter (Engine) 63 I I Air filter (V-belt housing) 62 I I Battery 58 I I * Brake components 57 I Inspect every time before riding Brake fluid 57 I *Replace every 2 years Brake hoses 57 I *Replace every 4 years * Chassis nuts and bolts — I T Cooling system 54 I Inspect every time before riding Electrical connections — I I * Engine nuts and bolts — I I Engine oil 55 C C Frame/welds/racks — I I Gas/vent hoses 49 I Inspect every time before riding 49 Replace every 2 years Headlight/taillight-brakelight 66 I Inspect every time before riding Idle RPM 61 I I Rear drive lubricant (Utility) 56 Replace every 12 months Drive Chain (DVX) 64 I Inspect every time before riding Spark arrester/muffler 66 C Spark plug 61 I I I 61 Replace every 18 months * Steering — I Inspect every time before riding * Suspension — I Inspect every time before riding (Ball joint boots and tie rod boots) Throttle cable 62 I Inspect every time before riding Tires/air pressure 65/29 I Inspect every time before riding Transmission lubricant 56 Replace every 12 months * Valve clearance — I I I = Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, replace as necessary T = Tighten C = Clean * = Dealer maintenance 53 Cooling System  NOTE: Debris in front of the engine or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator can reduce cooling capability. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator to remove any debris preventing air flow. CAUTION 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. KM136 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 The cooling system capacity is approxi- then fill the cooling system. mately 1.4 L (1.5 U.S. qt). The cooling system should be inspected daily for  NOTE: Use a good quality, biodeleakage and damage. If leakage or dam- gradable glycol-based, automotiveage is detected, take the ATV to an autho- type antifreeze. rized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. ! WARNING Also, the coolant level should be checked periodically. Never check the coolant level when CAUTION the engine is hot or the cooling system is under pressure. Continued operation of the ATV with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear. CAUTION  NOTE: High engine RPM, low 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. vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the tempera- Shock Absorbers ture. Each shock absorber should be visibly The engine coolant will expand in the checked weekly for excessive fluid leakradiator as the temperature increases. age (some seal leakage may be observed Excessive coolant will flow to the cool- but it does not indicate the shock is in ant overflow tank; then as the system need of replacement), cracks or breaks in cools, coolant will be drawn back into the the lower case, or a bent shock rod. If any radiator. The coolant level in the over- one of these conditions is detected, flow tank should be maintained between replacement is necessary. low and full marks on the tank.  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. 54 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. Engine Oil and Screen  NOTE: Refer to the recommended oil viscosity chart (on page 51) in this manual for the proper engine oil. Change the engine oil and clean the oil screen at the scheduled intervals. The engine should always be warm when the oil is changed so the oil will drain easily and completely. 1. Park the ATV on level ground. 2. Loosen the oil fill plug. Be careful not to allow contaminates to enter the opening. KM172 KM126A KM177  NOTE: Before attempting to adjust suspension, clean dirt and debris from the sleeve and remove load from the suspension; then use the spanner wrench to adjust the sleeve to the desired position. Position Spring Force 1 Setting Load Soft Light Stiff Heavy 2 3. Remove the screen/filter cap from the bottom of the crankcase. Drain the oil into a drain pan. CAUTION When the cap is removed, a compression spring, screen/filter, and an O-ring will fall into the drain pan. Take care to account for these components. 4. Using a brush and parts-cleaning solvent, clean the screen/filter; then clean the cap and inspect the O-ring. 3 4 5 Stronger 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. KM147A 55 CD628 KM106A 5. Install the O-ring, screen/filter, compression spring, and the O-ring; then secure with the screen/filter cap. Tighten cap to 11 ft-lb. 4. Install the drain plug and tighten to 22 ft-lb. 6. Remove the oil fill plug; then pour recommended oil into the crankcase. Install fill plug. 7. Start the engine (while the ATV is outside on level ground) and allow it to idle for a few minutes. 5. Pour correct amount of recommended lubricant (see specifications chart) into the fill plug hole; then install the fill plug and tighten securely. 6. Start the engine and drive the ATV to warm up the transmission; then check for any leaks around the drain and fill plugs. 8. Turn the engine off. Check the oil Rear Drive Lubricant level in the oil level inspection win- (Utility) dow. The oil level should be Change the rear drive lubricant at the between the low and high marks. scheduled intervals. The rear drive 9. Inspect the area around the screen/ should always be warm when the lubrifilter cap for leaks. cant is changed so it will drain easily and completely. Transmission Lubricant Change the transmission lubricant at the scheduled intervals. The transmission should always be warm when the lubricant is changed so it will drain easily and completely. 1. Park the ATV on level ground. 2. Remove the fill plug. Be careful not to allow contaminates to enter the opening. KM131A 1. Park the ATV on level ground. 2. Remove the fill plug. Be careful not to allow contaminates to enter the opening. 3. Remove the drain plug and drain the lubricant into a drain pan. 4. Install the drain plug and tighten to 15 ft-lb. KM104A 3. Remove the drain plug and drain the lubricant into a drain pan. 56 5. Pour 150 ml (5 fl oz) of recommended lubricant into the fill plug hole; then install the fill plug and tighten securely. 6. Start the engine and drive the ATV Brake Hoses to warm up the rear drive; then check for any leaks around the drain Carefully inspect the hydraulic brake hoses for cracks or other damage. If found, take and fill plugs. the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have the brake hoses replaced. Hydraulic Brakes Brake Pads ! WARNING Be sure to inspect the hydraulic brake system before each use. Always maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule. Brake Fluid Check the brake fluid level in the hand brake fluid reservoir. If the level in the reservoir is below the lower mark in the sight glass, add DOT 4 brake fluid. The clearance between the brake pads and brake discs is adjusted automatically as the brake pads wear. The only maintenance that is required is replacement of the brake pads when they show excessive wear. Check the condition of each of the brake pads as follows: 1. Remove a front wheel. 2. Measure each brake pad thickness. 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. KM161D Check the brake fluid level in the auxiliary brake fluid reservoir. If the level in the reservoir is below the LOWER mark, add DOT 4 brake fluid. PR376B 4. Install the wheel and tighten using a crisscross pattern to 40 ft-lb. Brake Lever Lock Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the brake (when engaged) locks the wheels. 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. KM137 CAUTION Be careful not to spill any fluid when filling the brake fluid reservoir. Wipe away spilled fluid immediately. KM161B 57 3. Attempt to push the ATV.  NOTE: The brake lever lock must 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels. lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. 2. Remove both front wheels. Protective Rubber Boots The protective boots should be inspected periodically according to the Maintenance Schedule. Ball Joint Boots (Upper and Lower/Right and Left) 3. Inspect the four tie rod boots for cracks, tears, or perforations. 4. Check the tie rod end free-play by grasping the tie rod near the end and attempting to move it up and down. 5. If boot damage is present or tie rod end free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Battery The battery is located under the seat. KM117A After being in service, batteries require regular cleaning and recharging in order to deliver peak performance and maximum service life. The following procedure is recommended for cleaning and maintaining a sealed battery. Always read and follow instructions provided with battery chargers and battery products. 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand  NOTE: Refer to all warnings and cautions provided with the battery to elevate the front wheels. or battery maintainer/charger. 2. Remove both front wheels. Loss of battery charge may be caused by 3. Inspect the four ball joint boots for ambient temperature, ignition OFF curcracks, tears, or perforations. rent draw, corroded terminals, self dis4. Check the ball joint for free-play by charge, frequent start/stops, and short grasping the steering knuckle and engine run times. Frequent winch usage, turning it from side to side and up snow plowing, extended low RPM operation, short trips, and high amperage and down. accessory usage are also reasons for bat5. If boot damage is present or ball tery discharge. joint free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV Maintenance Charging dealer for service.  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of the CTEK Multi US 800 or Tie Rod Boots (Inner and the CTEK Multi US 3300 for battery Outer/Right and Left) 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. 2. Clean the battery terminals with a solution of baking soda and water. KM117B 58  NOTE: The sealing strip should NOT be removed and NO fluid should be added. 3. Be sure the charger and battery are in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the charger is unplugged from the 110volt electrical outlet. 4. Connect the red terminal lead from the charger to the positive terminal 3300A of the battery; then connect the black terminal lead of the charger to the  NOTE: Not using a battery charnegative terminal of the battery. ger with the proper float mainte NOTE: Optional battery charging nance will damage the battery if adapters are available from your connected over extended periods. authorized Arctic Cat dealer to connect directly to your vehicle from the Charging recommended chargers to simplify  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the maintenance charging process. the use of the CTEK Multi US 800 or Check with your authorized Arctic the CTEK Multi US 3300 for battery Cat dealer for proper installation of maintenance charging. these charging adapter connectors. 1. Be sure the battery and terminals 5. Plug the battery charger into a 110have been cleaned with a baking volt electrical outlet. soda and water solution. 6. If using the CTEK Multi US 800,  NOTE: The sealing strip should there are no further buttons to push. NOT be removed and NO fluid If using the CTEK Multi US 3300, should be added. press the Mode button (A) at the left of the charger until the Maintenance 2. Be sure the charger and battery are Charge Icon (B) at the bottom illuin a well-ventilated area. Be sure the minates. The Normal Charge Indicacharger is unplugged from the 110tor (C) should illuminate on the volt electrical outlet. upper portion of the battery charger. 3. Connect the red terminal lead from the charger to the positive terminal of the battery; then connect the black terminal lead of the charger to the negative terminal of the battery. 4. Plug the charger into a 110-volt electrical outlet. 800E  NOTE: The maintainer/charger will charge the battery to 95% capacity at which time the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) will illuminate and the maintainer/charger will change to pulse/float maintenance. If the battery falls below 12.9 DC volts, the charger will automatically start again at the first step of the charge sequence. 5. By pushing the Mode button (A) on the left side of the charger, select the Normal Charge Icon (E). The Normal Charge Indicator (C) should illuminate on the upper left portion of the charger. 6. The battery will charge to 95% of its capacity at which time the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) will illuminate. 59  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. 2. Inspect the battery for any signs of electrolyte leaks, loose terminals, or bulging sides. Leaking or bulging battery cases may indicate a frozen or shorted battery. ! WARNING 7. Once the battery has reached full charge, unplug the charger from the 110-volt electrical outlet. If any of these conditions exist, DO NOT attempt a jump-start, boost, or charge the battery. An explosion could occur causing serious injury.  NOTE: If, after charging, the battery does not perform to operator expectations, bring the battery to an authorized Arctic Cat dealer for further troubleshooting. 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. 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 jumpstart a vehicle. If so, use the following procedure to carefully and safely complete this procedure. ! WARNING Improper handling or connecting of a battery may result in severe injury including acid burns, electrical burns, or blindness as a result of an explosion. Always remove rings and watches. 1. On the vehicle to be jump-started, remove the battery cover and any terminal boots. ! WARNING Any time service is performed on a battery, the following must be observed: keep sparks, open flame, cigarettes, or any other flame away. Always wear safety glasses. Protect skin and clothing when handling a battery. When servicing battery in enclosed space, keep the area wellventilated. Make sure battery venting is not obstructed. 60 CAUTION Always make sure the electrical systems are of the same voltage and ground polarity prior to connecting jumper cables. If not, severe electrical damage may occur. 4. Move the vehicle to be used for the jump-start close enough to ensure the jumper cables easily reach; then shift into neutral, set and lock the brakes, shut off all electrical accessories, and turn the ignition switch OFF.  NOTE: Make sure all switches on the vehicle to be jump-started are turned OFF. 5. Disconnect all external accessories such as cell phones, GPS units, and radios on both vehicles. CAUTION Failure to disconnect electronic accessories during jump-starting may cause system damage due to power spikes. 6. Attach one clamp of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal (1) of the dead battery (C) being careful not to touch any metal with the other clamp; then attach the other clamp of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal (2) of the good battery (B). Spark Plug The ATV comes equipped with a specified spark plug. See the specifications chart for the correct spark plug. A light brown insulator indicates that the plug is correct. A white or dark insulator indicates that the engine may need to be serviced or the carburetor may need to be adjusted. Consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer if the plug insulator is not a light brown color. 0744-527 To help prevent cold weather fouling,  NOTE: Some jumper cables may be make sure to thoroughly warm up the the same color but the clamps or ends engine before operating. will be color-coded red and black. To maintain a hot, strong spark, keep the 7. Attach one clamp of the negative plug free of carbon. (black) jumper cable to the negative Before removing the spark plug, be sure to (-) terminal (3) of the good battery clean the area around the spark plug. If (B); then attach the other clamp of you do not, dirt could enter engine when the negative (black) jumper cable (4) removing or installing the spark plug. to an unpainted metal surface (A) on the engine or frame well away from Adjust the gap to 0.8-0.9 mm (0.032the dead battery and fuel system 0.036 in.) for proper ignition. Use a feeler gauge to check the gap. components. ! WARNING Never make the final connection to a battery as a spark could ignite hydrogen gases causing an explosion of the battery resulting in acid burns or blindness. 8. Stand well away from the dead battery and start the vehicle with the good battery. Allow the vehicle to ATV-0052B run for several minutes applying When installing the spark plug, be sure to some charge to the dead battery. tighten it securely. A new spark plug 9. Start the vehicle with the dead bat- should be tightened 1/2 turn once the tery and allow it to run for several washer contacts the cylinder head. A used minutes before disconnecting the spark plug should be tightened 1/8-1/4 turn once the washer contacts the cylinder head. jumper cables. 10. Remove the jumper cables in oppo- Engine Idle RPM site order of hook-up (4, 3, 2, 1). Be Adjustment careful not to short cables against bare metal.  NOTE: Have the battery and electrical system checked prior to operating the vehicle again. AF920 61 To properly adjust the idle, a tachometer is necessary. If one is not available, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. To adjust idle RPM: 1. Start the engine and warm it up to normal operating temperature. 1. Remove the center cover from between the front fenders; then remove the two screws securing the filter housing to the front fender. 2. Remove the filter housing cover. Tap the filter lightly to remove dust and debris; then use compressed air to thoroughly clean the filter. 2. Turn the idle adjustment screw in or out until the engine idles at 1250-  NOTE: Inspect the filter element. 1350 RPM. If damaged or torn, it must be replaced. ! WARNING Adjust the idle to the correct RPM. Make sure the engine is at normal operating temperature before adjusting the idle RPM. Throttle Cable Adjustment To adjust the throttle cable free-play: 3. Install the filter housing cover onto the filter housing. 4. Place the filter housing into position on the front fender. Tighten the two screws securely; then place the center cover into position between the front fenders. Tighten the screws securely. Air Filter (V-Belt Housing) - DVX The air filter in the V-belt housing cooling inlet must be kept clean. If the ATV is used under normal conditions, service the filter at the intervals specified. If operated in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions, inspect and service the filter more frequently. Use the following procedure to remove the filter and inspect and/or clean it. KM111A 1. Slide the rubber boot away; then loosen the jam nut (1) from the throttle housing. 2. Turn the throttle cable adjuster (2) until the throttle lever has proper free-play of 3-5 mm (1/8 - 1/5 in.). 1. Remove the two screws securing the filter housing to the inside of the left-front fender. 2. Remove the filter housing cover. Tap the filter lightly to remove dust and debris; then use compressed air to thoroughly clean the filter. 3. Tighten the jam nut (1) against the  NOTE: Inspect the filter element. throttle housing securely; then slide If damaged or torn, it must be the rubber boot over the adjuster. replaced. Air Filter (V-Belt Housing) - Utility The air filter in the V-belt housing cooling inlet must be kept clean. If the ATV is used under normal conditions, 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. 62 3. Install the filter housing cover onto the filter housing. 4. Place the filter housing into position inside the left-front fender. Tighten the two screws securely. Air Filter (Engine) The air filter inside the air filter housing must be kept clean to provide good engine power and gas mileage. If the ATV is used under normal conditions, service the filter at the intervals specified. If operated in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions, inspect and service the filter more frequently. Use the following procedure to remove the filter and inspect and/or clean it. CAUTION Failure to inspect the air filter frequently if the ATV is used in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions can damage the engine. 1. Remove the seat. 2. Remove the air filter housing cover by unseating the two retaining clips; then lifting and removing the cover. KM098A 4. Fill a wash pan larger than the element with a non-flammable cleaning solvent; then dip the element in the solvent and wash it.  NOTE: Foam Air Filter Cleaner and Foam Air Filter Oil are available from Arctic Cat. 5. Squeeze the element by pressing it between the palms of both hands to remove excess solvent. Do not twist or wring the element or it will develop cracks. 6. Dry the element. 7. Put the element in a plastic bag; then pour in air filter oil and work the oil into the element. 8. Squeeze the element to remove excess oil. CAUTION KM095A 3. Remove the air filter retaining nut (1); then remove the foam element (2) from its frame. A torn air filter can cause damage to the ATV engine. Dirt and dust may get inside the engine if the element is torn. Carefully examine the element for tears before and after cleaning it. Replace the element with a new one if it is torn. 9. Clean any dirt or debris from inside the air cleaner. Be sure no dirt enters the carburetor. KM097A 10. Install the foam element into its frame; then place the assembly into position in the housing and secure with the retaining nut. 11. Install the cover and secure with the retaining clips. 12. Install the seat making sure it is properly secured. 63 Air Filter Housing Drain Tube Periodically (weekly) check the drain tube for gasoline or oil accumulation. If noticed, remove the drain tube cap from beneath the housing, drain the gasoline or oil into a suitable container, and install and secure the tube cap. Cleaning and Lubricating The drive chain should be cleaned and lubricated frequently to prolong chain and sprocket life. Use the following procedure to clean and lubricate the chain.  NOTE: This ATV is equipped with an O-ring type roller chain. Each link incorporates small O-rings to seal out water and dirt. Care should be taken to choose cleaning solutions and lubricants suitable for O-ring chains. 1. Using a suitable, nonflammable cleaning solution, thoroughly wash the chain and sprockets. 2. Allow the chain to dry; then apply a dry, graphite-based lubricant to the chain. KM114 Drive Chain (DVX) The drive chain should be lubricated with a dry, graphite-based chain lubricant. By using a dry, graphite-based chain lubricant, dirt buildup on drive chain will be minimized. Drive chain condition and adjustment Adjusting Tension should be inspected each day before you ride. Always follow the guidelines below To adjust the drive chain tension, use the for inspecting and servicing the drive chain. following procedure. ! WARNING Failure to inspect and maintain the drive chain can be hazardous. Operating the ATV with the drive chain in poor condition or improperly adjusted can cause an accident resulting in possible injury. Inspecting Condition Inspect the drive chain for any of the following conditions. • • • • • Loose pins Loose or cracked rollers Dry or rusted links Kinked or binding links Excessive wear The presence of any of the conditions requires drive chain replacement. Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this service.  NOTE: If the drive chain is worn or damaged, the sprockets may also be worn or damaged. Inspect the sprockets for worn, broken, or damaged teeth. Always inspect the sprockets when a new drive chain is being installed. 64 KM157A 1. Loosen the two cap screws (1) at the rear of the axle housing; then loosen cap screw (2) on the front of the brake caliper. 2. Install an appropriate pin through the axle hub and rear sprocket. KM158A 3. With a person seated on the ATV, Tire Replacement check chain tension at the mid-point The ATV has low-pressure tubeless tires. of the chain. Air is sealed by the contact surfaces of  NOTE: Chain “slack” should be the inner wheel rim and the tire bead. If within a range of 30-40 mm (1.2-1.6 either the inner wheel rim or tire bead is damaged, air may leak. Be extremely in.). careful not to damage these areas when 4. Push the ATV forward to tighten replacing tires. chain tension; push the ATV backIt is very important to use the proper tools ward to loosen chain tension. when repairing or replacing tires to pre5. Tighten the two cap screws (1) to 28 vent damage to the tire bead or wheel ft-lb; tighten the cap screw (2) to 8 rims. If proper tools and related items are ft-lb. not available, have this maintenance per NOTE: Drive chain adjustments formed by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV may be done by the ATV owner if dealer or a qualified tire repair station. qualified to do so. If the owner does CAUTION not feel qualified, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for When breaking the tire bead loose this service. from the wheel, be extremely careful not to damage the inner wheel surface or the tire bead. Tires ! WARNING ! WARNING Always use the size and type of tires as specified. Refer to the specifications chart for proper tire inflation pressure, and always maintain proper tire inflation pressure. Use only Arctic Cat approved tires when replacing tires. Failure to do so could result in unstable ATV operation. Tire Tread Condition Tubeless Tire Repair The use of worn-out tires on an ATV is very dangerous. A tire is considered to be worn out when the depth of the tread is less than 4 mm (5/32 in.). Be sure to replace the tires before reaching this minimum specification. Should a leak or flat tire occur due to a puncture, the tire may be repaired using a plug-type repair. If the damage is from a cut or if the puncture cannot be repaired using a plug, the tire must be replaced. When operating the ATV in areas where transportation or service facilities are not readily available, it is strongly recommended to carry a plug-type repair kit and a tire pump along. 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. ATV-649A ! WARNING The use of worn-out tires can be dangerous and can increase the risk of an accident. 3. Elevate the ATV. 4. Remove the lug nuts. 5. Remove the wheel. 6. Install the wheel and install the lug nuts. 65 7. Tighten the nuts in a crisscross pat-  NOTE: If the screen is damaged in tern to 40 ft-lb. any way, it must be replaced. ! WARNING Failure to tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque value can be hazardous. If the wheel nuts are not properly tightened, the wheel can come off causing an accident and possible injury. 8. Remove the jack. Muffler/Spark Arrester 3. Install the spark arrester and secure with the cap screw. Light Bulb Replacement The wattage rating of each bulb is shown in the chart. When replacing a burned bulb, always use the same wattage rating. Headlight 12V/35W/35W Taillight/Brakelight 12V/5W/21W CAUTION The muffler has a spark arrester which must be periodically cleaned. At the Use only specified bulbs indicated in intervals shown in the Maintenance the chart as replacement bulbs. Schedule, clean the spark arrester using  NOTE: The bulb portion of the the following procedure. headlight is fragile. HANDLE WITH CARE. When replacing the head! WARNING light bulb, do not touch the glass Wait until the muffler cools to avoid portion of the bulb. If the glass is touched, it must be cleaned with a burns. dry cloth before installing. Skin oil 1. Remove the cap screw (1) securing residue on the bulb will shorten the spark arrester; then remove the life of the bulb. arrester (2). ! 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. KM139A 2. Using a brush, clean the carbon deposits from the arrester screen (3) taking care not to damage the screen. 1. Remove the rubber boot from the back of the headlight housing; then remove the three-wire connector from the bulb. KM194A KM140B 66 2. Release the two ends of the spring clip from the headlight housing taking care not to bend or deform the clip; then remove the bulb from the housing. 2. Push the bulb in and turn it counterclockwise. 3. Install the new bulb by turning it clockwise while pushing in. 4. Install the lens. Tighten the two screws securely. Fuses The fuse box (with three active fuses and one spare fuse) is located under the seat 3. Install the new bulb into the hous- near the battery. ing; then secure with the spring clip. KM192A KM102  NOTE: To remove the fuse, com4. Connect the three-wire connector to press the locking tabs on either the bulb; then install the rubber boot. side of the fuse cover and lift off; then remove and replace the fuse. KM195 CAUTION When replacing the headlight bulb, be careful not to touch the glass portion of the bulb. Grasp the new bulb with a clean cloth. To replace the taillight/brakelight bulb, use the following procedure. 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. 1. Remove the two screws and remove Tools the lens. A basic tool kit, located under the seat, is provided with the ATV. Maintain the tool kit with the ATV at all times. KM143B 67 Preparation for Storage CAUTION Prior to storing the ATV, it must be properly serviced to prevent rusting and component deterioration. Arctic Cat recommends the following procedure to prepare the ATV for storage. An authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer should perform this service; however, the owner/operator may perform this service if desired. 1. Clean the seat cushion (cover and base) with a damp cloth and allow to dry. 2. Clean the ATV thoroughly by washing dirt, oil, grass, and other foreign matter from the entire ATV. Allow the ATV to dry thoroughly. DO NOT get water into any part of the engine or air intake. 3. Either drain the gas tank or add a fuel stabilizer to the gas in the gas tank. Remove the air filter housing cover and air filter. Start the engine and allow it to idle; then using Arctic Cat Engine Preserver, rapidly inject the preserver into the air filter opening for a period of 10 to 20 seconds. Install the air filter and housing cover. CAUTION If the interior of the air filter housing is dirty, clean the area before starting the engine. 68 4. Drain the carburetor float bowl and turn off the fuel valve (located on the right side of the gas tank). 5. Plug the hole in the exhaust system with a clean cloth. 6. Apply light oil to the upper steering post bushing, plungers of the shock absorbers, and drive chain. 7. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws, and screws. Make sure rivets holding components together are tight. Replace all loose rivets. Care must be taken that all calibrated nuts, cap screws, and bolts are tightened to specifications. 8. Fill the cooling system with properly mixed coolant. 9. Disconnect the battery cables (negative cable first); then remove the battery, clean the battery posts and cables, and store in a clean, dry area.  NOTE: For storage, use a battery maintainer or make sure the battery is fully charged (see Battery section in this manual). 10. Store the ATV indoors in a level position. CAUTION Avoid storing outside in direct sunlight and avoid using a plastic cover as moisture will collect on the ATV causing rusting. Preparation after Storage Taking the ATV out of storage and correctly preparing it will assure many miles and hours of trouble-free riding. Arctic Cat recommends the following procedure to prepare the ATV. 1. Clean the ATV thoroughly. 2. Clean the engine. Remove the cloth from the exhaust system. 3. Check all control wires and cables for signs of wear or fraying. Replace if necessary. 7. Check the entire brake systems (fluid level, pads, etc.), all controls, headlights, taillight, brakelight, and headlight aim; adjust or replace if necessary. 8. Check the tire pressure. Inflate to recommended pressure as necessary. 9. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws, and screws making sure all calibrated nuts, cap screws, and bolts are tightened to specifications. 4. Change the engine oil. 10. Make sure the steering moves freely and does not bind. 5. Check the coolant level and add properly mixed coolant as necessary. 11. Check the spark plug. Clean or replace as necessary. 6. Charge the battery; then install. Connect the battery cables making sure to connect the positive cable first. 12. Follow the recommendations found in the Starting the Engine sub-section in Division I of this manual. 69 Maintenance Record DATE 70 HOURS SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES 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. 71 Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility At the time of sale, an ATV Rider Training Certificate and Owner Registration form is to be completed by the selling dealer and consumer. The receipt of the form by Arctic Cat is a condition precedent to warranty coverage. It is the selling dealer’s responsibility to retain and/or submit appropriate copies of the form to the appropriate place(s) to initiate warranty coverage. The dealer will furnish to the consumer a signed copy of the form which must be presented to the dealer when requesting warranty service. The registration form is the consumer’s proof of ownership and warranty eligibility. The form is used by the dealer to validate the warranty claim. Retain your copy of the form and keep it in a safe place. When warranty repair is suspected, the ATV should be taken to the selling dealer, who has the primary responsibility to perform warranty repairs. Subject to the limitations set forth in the Limited Warranty, in the event the selling dealer has ceased to do business, you have moved, or you are in a location away from your selling dealer, warranty may be performed by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. The authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will examine the ATV or part to determine if, in his opinion, a warrantable condition exists. If a warrantable condition appears to exist, the dealer will repair or replace, at Arctic Cat’s option, free of charge, including any related labor costs, all parts that are found to be warrantable and any other parts which the warrantable part caused to be damaged. You, the owner, will then be asked to sign a warranty form to ensure Arctic Cat that the warranty work was actually performed. It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain and service the ATV in accordance with Arctic Cat’s recommendations in the Operator’s Manual. To protect yourself and your ATV, follow all safety and service tips. Arctic Cat will NOT warrant repairs required as a result of not performing standard operator maintenance, storage procedures, and service as outlined in the Operator’s Manual. Should you have any questions concerning the warranty, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. 72 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. 73 U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/ Warranty Coverage - ATV (U.S. Only) Statement/Warranty Arctic Cat warrants to the original retail purchaser, and each subsequent purchaser, that all U.S. EPA-certified Arctic Cat ATV’s are designed, built, and equipped to conform to all U.S. EPA Emission Control Regulations. Please read the following information completely. Your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will repair or replace any defective emission-related component at no cost to you during the warranty period. You may have non-warranty service performed by any repair establishment that uses equivalent components. The regulations provide significant civil penalties for tampering that causes your ATV to no longer meet U.S. EPA emission standards. Arctic Cat further warrants that the engine and its emission-related components are free from defects in materials or workmanship that could cause the engine to fail to comply with applicable regulations during the warranty period. If you have any questions about this information, or the emission warranty coverage statement, contact your local authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Warranty Period The emission warranty period for this ATV begins on the same date as the standard warranty coverage and continues for 30 months or 3100 miles, whichever comes first. Components Covered The emissions warranty covers major emissions control components and emissionrelated components listed as follows: Engine Management and Sensors Fuel/Air System Barometric Pressure Sensor 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 Crankshaft Position Sensor Fuel Injectors Fuel Pressure Regulator Fuel Pump Carburetor(s) Turbocharger Assembly Air Bypass Valve Turbo Waste Gate Control Valve Crankcase Ventilation System ISC Valve Ignition System Ignition Coil Knock Sensor System Spark Plugs Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) Module Magneto Pick-Up Miscellaneous Items Used in Aforementioned Systems Connectors Switches Grommets Clamps Hoses Ties Gaskets Wiring Owner’s Responsibilities The owner of any 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. 74 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. 75 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: DVX 300 300 Utility Standards to which conformity is declared: Manufacturer (if not issuing agent): 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 76 Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer Arctic Cat Inc. keeps on file the current name and address of the owner of this vehicle. This allows 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 vehicle 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. 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.    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. 77 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 NOTES 79 NOTES 80 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. ! WARNING Improper ATV use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH ALWAYS USE NEVER USE AN APPROVED ON PUBLIC HELMET AND ROADS PROTECTIVE GEAR NEVER CARRY NEVER USE PASSENGERS WITH DRUGS OR ALCOHOL NEVER operate: • without proper training or instruction • at speeds too fast for your skills or the conditions • on public roads - a collision can occur with another vehicle • with a passenger - passengers affect balance and steering and increase risk of losing control ALWAYS: • use proper riding techniques to avoid vehicle overturns on hills and rough terrain and in turns • avoid paved surfaces - pavement may seriously affect handling and control LOCATE AND READ OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS © 2013 Arctic Cat Inc. ®TM Trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 p/n 2259-795