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Summary of Content
OPERATOR’S MANUAL ! 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. XR 500/550/700 www.arcticcat.com 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. 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. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNFor your safety, it is important to under- INGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANstand and follow all the warnings con- UAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS tained in this Operator’s Manual and the INJURY OR DEATH. labels on your ATV prior to riding. For your safety, it is important all operaThis Arctic Cat ATV Operator’s Manual tors be properly trained to operate an should be considered a permanent part of ATV. Training is available: U.S. owners, the ATV and must remain with the ATV call 800-887-2887; Canadian owners, at the time of resale. If the ATV changes call 613-739-1535. ownership more than once, contact Arctic Cat Inc., Service Department, P.O. Box Un cours d’instruction est disponible: 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, for pour les propriétaires canadiens, composez le 613-739-1535. proper registration information. Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations: ! The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BE ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. ! WARNING WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION CAUTION, without the safety alert symbol, is used to address practices not related to personal injury.  NOTE: A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or more clear. California Proposition 65 ! WARNING This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Foreword Congratulations and thank you from Arctic Cat Inc. for purchasing an ARCTIC CAT® All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Built with American engineering and manufacturing know-how, it is designed to provide superior ride, comfort, utility, and dependable service. Some illustrations used in this manual are used for clarity purposes only and are not designed to depict actual conditions. Because Arctic Cat Inc. constantly refines and improves its products, no retroactive obligation is incurred. Parts and Accessories You have chosen a quality Arctic Cat ATV designed and built to give dependable service. Be sure, as the owner/operator of an Arctic Cat ATV, to become thoroughly familiar with its basic operation, maintenance, and storage procedures. Read and understand the entire Operator’s Manual before operating the ATV to ensure safe and proper use of your new Arctic Cat ATV. Always operate the ATV within your level of skill and current terrain conditions. When in need of replacement parts, oil, or accessories for your Arctic Cat ATV, be sure to use only GENUINE ARCTIC CAT PARTS, OIL, AND ACCESSORIES. Only genuine Arctic Cat parts, oil, and accessories are engineered to meet the standards and requirements of your Arctic Cat ATV. For a complete list of accessories, refer to the current Arctic Cat ATV Accessory Catalog. This Operator’s Manual is furnished to ensure that the operator is aware of safe operating procedures. It also includes information about the general care and maintenance of your ATV. To aid in service and maintenance procedures on this ATV, a Service Manual and an Illustrated Parts Manual are available through your local Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Carefully read the following pages. If you have any questions regarding this ATV, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for assistance. Remember, only authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealers have the knowledge and facilities to provide you with the best service possible. Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age. Protect Your Sport • Know all local, state/provincial riding laws, • Respect your ATV, • Respect the environment, and • You will gain the respect of others. We also advise you to strictly follow the recommended maintenance program as outlined. This preventive maintenance program is designed to ensure that all critical components on this ATV are thoroughly inspected at various intervals. Speed Age Limitations Category (Years) (MPH) NOTES Y-12+ Operate 12 or 15 - Limited Older 30 - Maximum Under Adult Supervision T-14 20 - Limited Operate 14 or 30 - Limited Under Adult Older 38 - Maximum Supervision G&S According to 16 or Local RegulaOlder tions — All information in this manual is based on the latest product data and specifications available at the time of printing. Arctic Cat Inc. reserves the right to make product changes and improvements which may affect illustrations or explanations without notice. 1 Table of Contents Foreword .................................................. 1 Parts and Accessories............................ 1 Limited Warranty ..................................... 3 Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility...................................... 4 Arctic Cat ATV Emission Control Warranty Statement............................. 5 Arctic Cat Emission Control System Limited Warranty ................................. 6 U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/ Warranty Coverage (U.S. Only)........... 7 Declaration of Conformity ...................... 8 DIVISION I - SAFETY ATV Safety Alert .................................... 10 Rider Training Course ........................... 11 Warning Labels, Hangtag, and Information......................................... 12 Warnings ........................................... 14-22 Prevention......................................... 23-26 Safe Riding Clothing and Gear ............ 23 ATV Condition ...................................... 24 First Aid and Survival ........................... 25 Active Riding ......................................... 27 Sound Judgment .............................. 28-32 Environment ......................................... 28 Those Around You ................................ 29 Equipment ............................................ 30 Load Capacity Ratings ......................... 31 Speedrack ............................................ 31 Personal Choices ................................. 31 SIPDE ............................................... 33 Supervision............................................ 34 Taking Responsibility............................ 34 Inexperienced/Untrained Riders ....... 34 Experienced/Trained Riders.............. 34 DIVISION II OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE ATV Specifications ................................ 35 Location of Parts and Controls ............ 36 ATV Operation................................... 37-46 Basic Operating Maneuvers ................. 37 Starting a Cold Engine...................... 37 Starting the Engine ........................... 37 Handling the ATV (Active Riding Techniques)....................................... 38 Tips ...................................................... 44 General Information ......................... 47-57 2 ATV Identification Numbers .................. 47 Ignition Switch Key ............................... 47 Control Locations and Functions.......... 47 Power Steering ..................................... 50 Speedometer/LCD Gauge.................... 51 Electric Fuel Pump ............................... 54 Gas Hoses ........................................... 54 Oil Level Stick....................................... 54 Seat Latch ............................................ 54 Safety Flag Bracket .............................. 54 Rack Loading (Front and Rear) ............ 54 Trailering and Towing............................ 55 Transporting ......................................... 55 Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant ......................... 56 Engine Break-In ................................... 57 Burnishing Brake Pads......................... 57 General Maintenance ....................... 58-72 General Maintenance ........................... 58 Liquid Cooling System ......................... 59 Shock Absorbers .................................. 60 General Lubrication.............................. 60 Hydraulic Hand Brake .......................... 62 Brake Fluid ........................................ 62 Brake Lever Lock .............................. 62 Brake Hoses...................................... 62 Brake Pads........................................ 62 Rear Foot Brake ................................... 63 Protective Rubber Boots ...................... 63 Battery.................................................. 64 Jump-Starting....................................... 65 Spark Plug............................................ 67 Throttle Cable Adjustment.................... 67 Air Filter ................................................ 67 Air Filter Housing Drain ........................ 68 Draining V-Belt Cover ........................... 68 Tires ..................................................... 69 Wheels ................................................. 69 Muffler/Spark Arrester .......................... 69 Light Bulb Replacement ....................... 70 Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim ....... 71 Fuses ................................................... 71 Electrical Output Terminals................... 72 Storage Compartment/Tools ................ 72 Preparation for Storage ........................ 73 Preparation after Storage ..................... 74 Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer............................... 75 Maintenance Record ............................. 77 Identification Numbers Record ......Inside Back Cover Limited Warranty Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) extends a limited warranty as described below on each new Arctic Cat ATV it assembles and on each genuine Arctic Cat ATV part and accessory assembled and sold by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. The limited warranty on an Arctic Cat ATV is extended to the original retail purchaser for the time periods described below; however, the balance of the remaining warranty may be transferred to another party unless the purchase is for commercial use (see below). Warranty coverage is only available in the country in which the original retail purchase occurs to the original retail purchaser resident in that country or to a transferee resident in that country of the balance of the remaining warranty. Arctic Cat warrants only the products it assembles and/or sells and does not warrant that other products will function properly when used with an Arctic Cat ATV or will not damage the ATV. Arctic Cat does not assume any liability for incidental or consequential damages. Arctic Cat will repair or replace, at its option, free of charge (including any related labor charges), any parts that are found to be warrantable in material or workmanship. This repair work MUST be done by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. No transportation charges, rental charges, or inconvenience costs will be paid by Arctic Cat. The warranty is validated upon examination of said parts by Arctic Cat or an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Arctic Cat reserves the right to inspect such parts at its factory for final determination if warranty should apply. The warranty periods are as follows: 1. Six months from the date of sale — for an Arctic Cat ATV used for recreational purposes. 2. Ninety days from date of invoice — for an Arctic Cat ATV used for commercial purposes, including rental operations (non-transferable). 3. Thirty days from date of sale of ATV on Arctic Cat supplied batteries. Exclusions to this warranty include normal wear, abuse, or corrosion and the following parts and items: Tires CV Boots Oil Filter Drive Belt Air Filter Brake Pads Light Bulbs Spark Plug(s) The following will VOID Arctic Cat’s warranty: Torn or Punctured Upholstery Cracks or Gouges in Body Panels Drive/Driven Clutch Wear Parts 1. Failure to perform the proper break-in procedure and all related maintenance, storage procedures (if stored for extended periods), and/or service as recommended in the Operator’s Manual. 2. Repairs and/or adjustments by anyone other than an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. 3. Use of improper carburetor jets. 4. Use of improper gasoline, lubricating oils, or spark plug(s). 5. An accident or subjecting the ATV to misuse, abuse, or negligent operation. 6. Any modification, addition, or removal of parts unless instructed to do so by Arctic Cat. 7. Use of the ATV in any way for racing purposes. 8. Removal of the engine for use in another vehicle. 9. Removal or mutilation of the Vehicle Identification Number or Engine Serial Number. 10. Use of parts not sold or approved by Arctic Cat. 11. Damage due to improper transportation. Arctic Cat shall not be responsible for and this limited warranty excludes recovery of economic, punitive, consequential and incidental damages, lost profits, and loss of use. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. Arctic Cat’s aggregate liability may not exceed the price of the product. The law of the State of Minnesota shall apply to all claims or disputes, exclusive of its conflicts of law provisions. IMPLIED WARRANTY EXCLUSION AND DISCLAIMER To the fullest extent permitted by law, Arctic Cat excludes and disclaims all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. If you are not satisfied with warranty service or repairs, you should contact Arctic Cat at (U.S.) 1-218-681-9851 or (Canada) 1-204-982-1656. 3 Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility At the time of sale, an ATV Rider Training Certificate and Owner Registration form is to be completed by the selling dealer and consumer. The receipt of the form by Arctic Cat is a condition precedent to warranty coverage. It is the selling dealer’s responsibility to retain and/or submit appropriate copies of the form to the appropriate place(s) to initiate warranty coverage. The dealer will furnish to the consumer a signed copy of the form which must be presented to the dealer when requesting warranty service. The registration form is the consumer’s proof of ownership and warranty eligibility. The form is used by the dealer to validate the warranty claim. Retain your copy of the form and keep it in a safe place. When warranty repair is suspected, the ATV should be taken to the selling dealer, who has the primary responsibility to perform warranty repairs. Subject to the limitations set forth in the Limited Warranty, in the event the selling dealer has ceased to do business, you have moved, or you are in a location away from your selling dealer, warranty may be performed by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. The authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will examine the ATV or part to determine if, in his opinion, a warrantable condition exists. If a warrantable condition appears to exist, the dealer will repair or replace, at Arctic Cat’s option, free of charge, including any related labor costs, all parts that are found to be warrantable and any other parts which the warrantable part caused to be damaged. You, the owner, will then be asked to sign a warranty form to ensure Arctic Cat that the warranty work was actually performed. It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain and service the ATV in accordance with Arctic Cat’s recommendations in the Operator’s Manual. To protect yourself and your ATV, follow all safety and service tips. Arctic Cat will NOT warrant repairs required as a result of not performing standard operator maintenance, storage procedures, and service as outlined in the Operator’s Manual. Should you have any questions concerning the warranty, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. 4 Arctic Cat ATV Emission Control Warranty Statement Warranty Rights and Obligations Arctic Cat Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) and the California Air Resources Board are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty for each new Arctic Cat ATV sold in the state of California. In California, a new ATV must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the state’s stringent anti-smog standards. Arctic Cat warrants the emission control system on the Arctic Cat ATV for the periods listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of the ATV. The emission control system may include components such as the carburetor, ignition system, and crankcase ventilation system. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors, and other emission-related assemblies. When a warrantable condition exists, Arctic Cat will repair the ATV at no cost to the owner, including diagnosis, parts, and labor. Emission Control Warranty Coverage A new Arctic Cat ATV manufactured after January 1, 1997 has a two (2) year warranty on its emissions control components. If an emission-related component on the ATV is defective, the component will be repaired or replaced by any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Owner’s Emission Control Warranty Responsibilities It is the owner’s responsibility to perform the required maintenance listed in the Operator’s Manual. Arctic Cat recommends the retention of all receipts covering maintenance performed on the ATV, but Arctic Cat cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance on the emission control system. It is the owner’s responsibility to present the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer as soon as a problem exists. The undisputed warranty repairs should be completed within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed thirty days. The ATV owner should be aware that Arctic Cat may deny warranty coverage if either the ATV or a component has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, or any unapproved modifications. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, contact either Arctic Cat Inc, P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, (218) 681-4999 or the California Air Resources Board, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731, (818) 575-6800. 5 Arctic Cat Emission Control System Limited Warranty Arctic Cat Inc., P.O. Box 810, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (hereinafter referred to as Arctic Cat) warrants that this new Arctic Cat ATV manufactured on or after January 1st, 1997: A. Is designed, built, and equipped so as to conform at the time of initial purchase with all applicable regulations of the California Air Resources Board and B. Is free from defects in material and workmanship which could cause such ATV to fail to conform with applicable regulations of the California Air Resources Board for a period of use of two (2) years from the date of initial retail delivery. Coverage Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer located within the state of California in compliance with applicable regulations of the California Air Resources Board. Any component or components replaced under this warranty shall become the property of Arctic Cat. In California, emission related warranted components are specifically defined by the state’s Emission Warranty Parts List. These warranted components are carburetor and internal components, intake manifold, fuel injection system, spark advance mechanism, crankcase breather, air cutoff valve, fuel/vapor separator, canister, igniters, breaker governors, ignition coils, ignition wires, ignition points, condensers and spark plugs if failure occurs prior to the first scheduled replacement, and hoses, clamps, and fittings used directly in these parts. Since emission related components may vary from model to model, certain models may not contain all of these components, and certain models may contain functionally equivalent components. In California, emission control system emergency repairs, as provided for in the California Administrative Code, may also be performed by other than an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. An emergency situation occurs when an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer is not reasonably available, a component is not available within thirty (30) days, or a repair is not complete within thirty (30) days. Any replacement component can be used in an emergency repair. Arctic Cat will reimburse the owner for the expenses, including diagnosis, not to exceed suggested retail price as set forth by Arctic Cat for all warranted components replaced and labor charges based on the recommended time allowance set forth by Arctic Cat for the warranty repair and the geographically appropriate hourly labor rate. The owner may be required to keep receipts and failed components in order to receive compensation. Limitations This Emission Control System Warranty shall not cover any of the following: A. Repair or replacement required as a result of (1) accident, (2) misuse, (3) lack of required maintenance, (4) repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed, (5) use of replacement components or accessories not conforming to Arctic Cat specifications which adversely affect performance, and/or (6) use in competitive racing or related events. B. Inspections, replacement of components, and other services or adjustments necessary for required maintenance. Limited Liability The liability of Arctic Cat under this Emission Control System Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of defects in material and workmanship by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer at its place of business during customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of the ATV or transportation of the ATV to or from the Arctic Cat ATV dealer. ARCTIC CAT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSES, LOSS, OR DAMAGE, WHETHER DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THE ARCTIC CAT ATV FOR ANY PURPOSE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NO EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY ARCTIC CAT EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN. ANY EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANT-ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS LIMITED TO THE EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY TERMS STATED IN THIS WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING STATEMENTS OF WARRANTY ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES. No dealer is authorized to modify this Arctic Cat Inc. Limited Emission Control System Warranty. Legal Rights THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. THIS WARRANTY IS IN ADDITION TO THE ARCTIC CAT INC. LIMITED ATV WARRANTY. Additional Information Any replacement component that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance of any maintenance or repairs. However, Arctic Cat is not liable for these components. The owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance. Such maintenance may be performed at a service establishment or by any individual. The warranty period begins on the date the ATV is delivered to the owner. 6 U.S. EPA Emission Control Statement/Warranty Coverage (U.S. Only) STATEMENT/WARRANTY Arctic Cat warrants to the original retail purchaser, and each subsequent purchaser, that all U.S. EPAcertified Arctic Cat ATV’s are designed, built, and equipped to conform to all U.S. EPA Emission Control Regulations. Please read the following information completely. Your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer will repair or replace any defective emission-related component at no cost to you during the warranty period. You may have non-warranty service performed by any repair establishment that uses equivalent components. The regulations provide significant civil penalties for tampering that causes your ATV to no longer meet U.S. EPA emission standards. Arctic Cat further warrants that the engine and its emission-related components are free from defects in materials or workmanship that could cause the engine to fail to comply with applicable regulations during the warranty period. If you have any questions about this information, or the emission warranty coverage statement, contact your local authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. WARRANTY PERIOD The emission warranty period for this ATV begins on the same date as the standard warranty coverage and continues for 30 months or 3100 miles, whichever comes first. COMPONENTS COVERED The emissions warranty covers major emissions control components and emission-related components listed as follows: Engine Management and Sensors Barometric Pressure Sensor Camshaft Position Sensor Engine Control Module (ECM) Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Intake Air Temperature Sensor Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Oxygen Sensor Throttle Position Sensor Crankshaft Position Sensor Exhaust Temperature Sensor Ignition System Ignition Coil Knock Sensor System Spark Plugs Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) Module Magneto Pick-Up Fuel/Air System Fuel Injectors Fuel Pressure Regulator Fuel Pump Carburetor(s) Turbocharger Assembly Air Bypass Valve Turbo Waste Gate Control Valve Crankcase Ventilation System ISC Valve Miscellaneous Items Used in Aforementioned Systems Connectors Switches Grommets Clamps Hoses Ties Gaskets Wiring OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES The owner of any ATV warranted under this Arctic Cat Emission Control Statement is responsible for the proper maintenance and use of the ATV as stated in the Operator's Manual. Proper maintenance generally includes replacement and service, at the owner's choosing, such items as air filter, oil and oil filter, or any other part, item, or device related to emissions control as specified in the Operator's Manual. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that the ATV is used in a manner for which it was designed. 7 Declaration of Conformity Application of council directives: EMC Directive 97/24/EC Date of Issue: June, 1997 EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC Date of Issue: May, 2006 Issued by European Commission. Type of Equipment: All-Terrain Vehicles Brand Name: Arctic Cat Model: XR 500 4x4 XR 700 4x4 XR 550 4x4 Standards to which conformity declared: Manufacturer (if not issuing agent): is EN 61000-6-2:2005 EN 55012:2007 Arctic Cat Inc. 601 Brooks Ave S. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 USA I, the undersigned, hereby declare that the equipment specified above conforms to the directive(s) and standard(s) as specified. Brad Darling Vice President/General Manager 8 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 be careful of skidding or sliding. On slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control. • Always use proper procedures if you stall or roll backward when climbing a hill. To avoid stalling, maintain a steady speed when climbing a hill. If you stall or roll backwards, follow the special procedure for braking described in this manual. Dismount on the uphill side or to either side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and mount following the procedure described in this manual. • Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area. Never attempt to operate over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. Always follow proper procedures when operating over obstacles as described in this manual. • Never operate an ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them lightly several times to let friction dry out the pads. • Always be sure there are no obstacles or people behind you when you operate in reverse. When it is safe to proceed in reverse, go slowly. Avoid turning at sharp angles in reverse. • Always use the size and type tires specified in this manual. Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this manual. • Never improperly install or improperly use accessories on this ATV. • Never install a twist grip throttle on this ATV. • Never exceed the stated load capacity for an ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed and follow instructions in this manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer and allow greater distance for braking. • No one under the age of 16 should operate this ATV. Some operators at the age of 16 may not be able to operate an ATV safely. Parents should supervise the use of the ATV at all times. Parents should permit continued use only if they determine that the operator has the ability to operate the ATV safely. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the ATV Safety Institute at 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada). ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 9 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. Beginners should complete a training course. * Always follow these age recommendations: * Never carry a passenger on an ATV. Carrying a passenger may upset the balance of the ATV and may cause it to go out of control. * Always avoid paved surfaces. ATV’s are not designed to be used on paved surfaces and may seriously affect handling and control. * Never operate an ATV on a public road, even a dirt or gravel one, because you may not be able to avoid colliding with other vehicles. Also, operating an ATV on a public road may be against the law. * Never operate an ATV without an approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket. * Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating an ATV. * Never operate an ATV at excessive speeds. Go at a speed which is proper for the terrain, visibility conditions, and your experience. * Never attempt to do wheelies, jumps, or other stunts. * Always be careful when operating an ATV, especially when approaching hills, turns, and obstacles and when operating on unfamiliar or rough terrain. * Never lend an ATV to anyone who has not taken a training course or has not been driving an ATV for at least a year. • A Y-12+ is intended for use by children age 12 or older, and a T-14 is intended for use by an operator age 14 or older. • A child under 16 years old should never operate an ATV without adult supervision. Children need to be observed carefully because not all children have the strength, size, skills, or judgment to operate an ATV safely. 10 ! WARNING Indicates a 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 comMORE INFORMATION puter-based safety training program on a FOR CD-ROM from CATV - call toll-free at ABOUT ATV SAFETY, in the U.S., call the Consumer Product Safety 1-877-470-2288. Au canada, le conseil canadien de la sécurité (CSC) offre un cours de conduite de VTT pour enseigner les habiletés d’opération sécuritaires de VTT. Un cours spécial de conduite de VTT est également offert aux enfants de moins de 14 ans avec la surveillance d’un parent. Communiquez avec le CSC en composant le: 1-613-739-1535, poste 227 pour de plus amples informations. Un programme de formation bilingue informatisé sur la sécurité est aussi disponible sur disque optique compact par CATV; composez sans frais le: 1-877-470-2288. ! WARNING Commission at (800) 638-2772 or the ATV Distibutors’ Safety Hotline at (800) 852-5344 or in Canada, call the Canada Safety Council at 1-613-7391535 ext. 227. Visit the Arctic Cat Inc. website at www.arcticcat.com for additional product information. Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 11 Warning Labels, Hangtag, and Information An 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.  NOTE: The location and content of labels on the ATV you have purchased may differ from those shown on this page. WL2015XR_2 Pour commander des Etiquettes de Mise en Garde gratuites, voyez votre détaillant de autorisé VTT Arctic Cat pour le numéro de pièce 2436-150. 12 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. WL2015XR_1 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 13 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV without proper instruction. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know how to operate the ATV properly in different situations and on different types of terrain. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete the certified training course offered. They should then regularly practice the skills learned in the course and the operating techniques described in this Operator’s Manual. For more information about the training course, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or call 1-800-887-2887 (U.S.) or 1-613-739-1535 (Canada). ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Allowing anyone under age 16 to operate this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of an ATV by children can lead to severe injury or death of the child. Children under the age of 16 may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment needed to operate the ATV safely and may be involved in a serious accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD A child under 16 should never operate this ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Carrying a passenger on this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Greatly reduces your ability to balance and control this ATV. Could cause an accident, resulting in injury or death to you and/or your passenger. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never carry a passenger. The long seat is to allow the operator to shift positions as needed during operation. It is not for carrying passengers. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Attempting wheelies, jumps, and other stunts. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases the chance of an accident including a rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps. Don’t try to show off. 14 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 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 Failure to use extra care when operating on rough, slippery, or loose terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of traction or ATV control, which could result in an accident including a rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Do not operate on rough, slippery, or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the ATV on such terrain. Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 15 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV after or while consuming alcohol or drugs. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could seriously affect your judgment. Could cause you to react more slowly. Could affect your balance and perception. Could result in an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV at excessive speeds. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases your chances or losing control of the ATV, which can result in an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always ride at a speed that is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to inspect the ATV before operating. Failure to properly maintain the ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure the ATV is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Removing hands from handlebar or feet from footrests during operation. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the ATV or could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the ATV. If you remove a foot from a footrest, your foot or leg may come into contact with the wheels, which could injure you or cause an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always keep both hands on the handlebar and both feet on the footrests of your ATV during operation. 16 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to use extra care when operating the ATV on unfamiliar terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps, or holes without enough time to react. Could result in the ATV overturning or going out of control. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning technique as described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice first on level ground. Be very careful when turning on any hill. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill, if possible. When crossing the side of a hill: Always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual. Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Going down a hill improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for going down hills as described in this Operator’s Manual. Always check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle that would cause the ATV to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 17 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Turning improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Climbing hills improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this Operator’s Manual. Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. The ATV could flip over backwards. Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop, or another vehicle or person could be on the other side of the hill. NEVER OPERATE UP OR DOWN HILLS STEEPER THAN 25° 18 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating on steep hills. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV can overturn more easily on steep hills than on level surfaces or small hills. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Stalling, rolling backwards, or improperly dismounting while climbing a hill. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could result in the ATV overturning. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Use proper gear and maintain steady speed when climbing a hill. If you lose all forward speed: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes. Engage the brake lever lock after you are stopped. If you begin rolling backwards: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes while rolling backwards. When fully stopped, engage the brake lever lock. Dismount on uphill side or to a side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and mount following the procedure described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause changes in ATV handling, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking. Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 19 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly operating over obstacles. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or a collision. Could cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles. Never attempt to ride over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. When you go over obstacles, always follow proper procedures as described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Skidding or sliding. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You may lose control of the ATV. You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at slow speeds and on level, smooth terrain. On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improper modifications. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may cause changes in handling which, in some situations, could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never modify the ATV through improper installation or improper use of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this ATV should be genuine Arctic Cat ATV components designed for use on the ATV and should be installed and used according to instructions. Never install a twist grip throttle. If you have questions, consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly operating in reverse. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You could hit an obstacle or person behind you, resulting in serious injury. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Before you engage reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or people behind you. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly. 20 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You can collide with another vehicle. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate this ATV on any public street, road, or highway, even a dirt or gravel one. In many states it is illegal to operate an ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire pressure. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of improper tires on the ATV or operation of the ATV with improper or uneven tire pressure may cause loss of control increasing your risk of accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always use the size and type tires specified in this Operator’s Manual for this ATV. Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Tires may float, causing loss of traction and loss of control, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to dry out the pads. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Application of excessive throttle. WHAT CAN HAPPEN May cause wheelies, flip-overs, or loss of control resulting in serious injury or death. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Do not accelerate rapidly or in an uncontrolled manner on any terrain. Use extra care when going uphill. Slowly apply throttle in a controlled manner. Release throttle lever as necessary to maintain control. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 21 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with differential lock engaged. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The increased steering effort and reduced maneuverability caused by the locked differential could result in loss of control and an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never exceed 10 MPH (16 KPH) with the differential lock engaged. Always disengage the differential lock as soon as not needed for additional traction. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to release the brake lever lock before driving the ATV WHAT CAN HAPPEN Driving the ATV with the brake lever lock engaged could cause a change in handling or loss of brakes and cause an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always release the brake lever lock before driving the ATV. 22 ! WARNING Indicates a 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 handlebars. Off-road style gloves with knuckle pads are the best for comfort and protection. Boots/Ankle Protection Wear a boot that covers the largest possible area of your leg (preferably up to your knee) and can handle significant impact. Choosing boots with low heels and a good tread will help prevent your feet from slipping off the footrests in wet or rugged conditions or getting hurt if they get hit by rocks, dirt, or branches. Helmet Your helmet is the most important piece of protective gear for safe riding. A helmet can prevent a severe head injury. There are several types of helmets on the market, but make sure you wear a helmet that complies with the current standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), The Snell Memorial Foundation, or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Helmets that comply with one or more of these agency’s standards have a sticker on the inside or outside of the helmet. TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: N490117A1 CITY/STATE: N. HUNTINGDON, PA SEX: M AGE: 6 BODY PART: HEAD DATE ACCIDENT: 06-14-94 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: The 6 year old male victim died from blunt force trauma to the head when the 4-wheel ATV on which he was a passenger struck a rock on a hill connecting two roads and flipped over backwards onto the victim, shattering his bicycle helmet. The victim was life-flighted to the hospital and died that night. The driver of the ATV, the victim’s 29 year old father, sustained minor injuries, but wasn’t treated. ATV-0004 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 23 Prevention Helmets should have one of these: 1. DOT label 2. Snell label 3. ANSI Z90.1 label 1. Tires and Wheels 2. Controls and Cables 3. Lights and Electric 4. Oil and Fuel 5. Chassis 6. Miscellaneous Items 1. Tires and Wheels Correct tire pressure is crucial. Consult the ATV Specifications section of this Operator’s Manual for tire pressure These helmets should provide full-face guidelines. Incorrect tire pressure can cause poor handling, instability, and a protection. loss of ATV control. If you drop or damage your helmet, get a new one immediately. Your helmet may Check: 1. Tire pressure not protect your head from injury if it has 2. Tire surface (tread and sidewalls) cracks, fissures, or other damage to its outside or core padding. While checking the tire pressure, inspect Remember, your helmet won’t do you any the tread and sidewalls of the tires for good if the chin strap isn’t fastened. cracks, cuts, or other damage that could indicate they need to be replaced. Eye Protection Wear eye protection, such as goggles, to 2. Controls and Cables completely surround your eyes to prevent With the engine running and brake getting dirt or other items in your eyes. applied, check all transmission posiDo not depend on sunglasses for proper tions: forward, neutral, and reverse. eye protection. Sunglasses are not recom- Check: mended; they don’t prevent objects from 1. Forward flying in through the sides. 2. Neutral Long Pants and Long Sleeved Shirt The goal is to protect your body from branches, long grass, airborne objects, or anything else that could scrape your skin. The more thick and durable the material, the better protection it’ll provide. Riding pants with kneepads, a jersey, and shoulder pads provide the best protection. ATV Condition 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. 24 ! WARNING 3. Reverse A. Brakes Squeeze the hand brake lever. If it feels soft or “squishy,” it could be low on fluid or have a leak — refer to the General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual for instructions. Don’t use the ATV until the brakes are operating normally. Test the brake lever lock and see if it locks the hand brake lever into position; then disengage it to release the brake. Be sure the rear foot brake near the footrest is working; your brakes could fail during a ride if they’re not maintained. Check: 1. Hand brake lever 2. Rear foot brake 3. Brake lever lock Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Prevention B. Throttle 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. Free, smooth range of motion 3. Lights and Electric Turn the hi-beam and lo-beam on and off to make sure they work. At the same time, check that the taillight and brakelight work. Also, check the status/warning indicators (reverse, neutral, and hi-lo beam) on the handlebar when you start the ATV. Don’t drive the ATV unless all systems are working. Check the ignition switch and engine stop switch. Check: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Hi-beam Lo-beam Taillight/brakelight Status/warning indicators Ignition switch Engine stop switch 5. Chassis Grass and leaves can gum-up your suspension and shocks. Clear and clean the suspension arms, shock springs, and fenders. Check smoothness by turning the handlebar full-left and full-right. Check that there is no binding, restrictions, free-play, or looseness in steering components. Check: 1. 2. 3. 4. Suspension arms Shock springs Fenders Steering 6. Miscellaneous Items Inspect your air filter. Look for debris or damage that may indicate you need to replace it. A clogged filter can stop an engine. Check your battery terminals for corrosion. Also, be sure to tighten any loose parts, nuts, or bolts. Check: 1. Air filter 2. Battery 3. Tighten parts, nuts, and bolts 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 min4. Oil and Fuel imum during every ATV ride, you should Start with a full tank of gas before every have the following items on board: ride, and while you’re at it, top off the oil. • Tools Don’t forget to check for fluid leaks around • Water the ATV. Watch the overheat indicator to • Identification ensure the engine coolant level is adequate. • First Aid Kit Check: 1. Gas 2. Oil 3. Fluid leaks For rides that are longer in duration and distance, the following additional items are recommended: • Cellular Phone • Maps/GPS • Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 25 Prevention Tools Routine maintenance will generally eliminate the need for emergency repairs. Riding on rough terrain could cause loosening of nuts, bolts, and fasteners. Especially on long rides, carrying the right tools can prevent an inconvenience from becoming a crisis. Carry these items on your ATV: 1. Bulbs 2. Duct tape 3. Rope 4. Spark plugs 5. Spare parts 6. Tool Kit Water Water is so important that you need to carry it regardless of the duration of your ride. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can creep up suddenly and can take you out of commission. If you become dehydrated, you could find yourself physically unable to safely operate your ATV. Identification If something does happen to you, the emergency personnel will want to know who you are and whom to contact. It’s possible you may be in no condition to give them that information. Put your I.D. in your pocket before you ride. Without it, you’re anonymous. 26 ! WARNING Cellular Phone It may be necessary to make an urgent phone call. Maps/GPS (Global Positioning System) Maps may be unnecessary when you’re familiar with the area. But when you’re riding on unfamiliar trails, it’s good to know where you are, what’s coming up, and how to get back. Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit You’ll need several items in your Emergency Kit including a flashlight. The matches will come in handy if you need to start a fire to stay warm. Flares are appropriate for signaling help. A first aid kit is very important if an injury of some type should happen. A good First Aid Kit should include bandages, antiseptic spray, gauze, tape, etc. Carry these items: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Flashlight Matches Flares First Aid Kit Money Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 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. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 27 Sound Judgment Overview You are not invincible. Knowing that the first “S” in “P.A.S.S.” stands for “Sound Judgment” means you need to use yours. Do you consider yourself to be pretty conservative, or are you a heavy risktaker? Before continuing with this section on sound judgment, check your Risk Factor by doing this short survey: 1. Do you drive over the speed limit? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 2. Are you more daring around your friends than you are when alone? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 3. Do you drive your car when the gas gauge is on empty? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 4. Do you feel that no matter what you do, you won’t get hurt? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 9. Do you tailgate other drivers when you think they’re driving too slow? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often 10. Do you ignore weather reports before you do outside activities like swimming, camping, fishing, or boating? 1 2 3 Never Sometimes Often Add the totals from lines 1-10. YOUR RISK FACTOR IS: 10-15: You’re pretty conservative. Chances are good that the consistently safe choices you make will help you avoid hurting yourself and the people around you. 16-20: You’re straddling the fence. Depending on your mood or whom you’re with, the choices you make may help you or hurt you. 21-30: You’re taking your chances. Time to reconsider a lot of the judgments you make. You’re destined to put yourself in dangerous situations and potentially hurt yourself and the people around you. 5. Do you drink or use drugs before you drive your car? Environment 1 2 3 The environment you operate an ATV in Never Sometimes Often is often harsh and sometimes dangerous 6. Do you drive your car even if it has if you don’t take proper precautions. a major problem with the brakes, Weather tires, or engine? You need to consider the weather. It is 1 2 3 dangerous to ride your ATV when the Never Sometimes Often weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep 7. Do you thrive on the adrenaline abreast with weather forecasts. rush you get from speeding and Terrain dangerous situations? Always pay close attention to the terrain 1 2 3 you’re on, even if it is familiar to you. Never Sometimes Often You can’t assume that the landscape 8. Do you hurt yourself because you you’re used to doesn’t change. Changes landscape can happen at nearly any do things that are out of your ability to time. Fences can be constructed and range? excavations dug in a short period of time. 1 2 3 Weather, climate, and development take Never Sometimes Often their toll. 28 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Sound Judgment The thing about terrain is that sometimes you don’t know it’s changed until you get there. Whether it’s familiar or not, check out your surroundings before and during your ride. Trail Signs Night Riding Riding at night can be very hazardous. Obstacles and other hazards (that are easily identified during daytime) are much more difficult to see and avoid. When night riding, make sure the lights are properly adjusted and in good working order. Reduce speed; do not over-drive the headlights. Never travel in an unfamiliar area or blaze a new trail at night. Always carry a flashlight or flare for signaling an emergency. Paved Surfaces 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. Outsloped trails (trails that slant to allow rain to run off) make trail riding a bit more challenging. 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. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 29 Sound Judgment Other Vehicles Depending on where you’re riding, you might encounter other ATV’s, bikes, or motor vehicles on public lands. Respect the presence of cars if you’re crossing roads or riding in public areas and make yourself be seen. If you can’t see other vehicles coming, that means you’re invisible, too. Hikers With the renewed interest in hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities, people can show up in remote areas where you would never expect them. For their sake, keep your eyes open. Animals and Nature Respect the outdoors that you love. Don’t use your ATV to chase animals or birds. Drive around young trees rather than over them. Keep clear of streams and ditches with standing water. TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: N380310A1 CITY/STATE: NEW CUMBERLAND, WV SEX: M AGE: 18 BODY PART: HEAD DATE ACCIDENT: 7-30-93 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: An 18 year old male died as the result of injuries which he sustained in an accident while driving a 4-wheel ATV on a gravel public road. The victim lost control of the ATV when he suddenly applied the brakes to avoid a dog crossing the road. During the accident, the ATV’s brake lever penetrated the victim’s brain through his right eye resulting in death. The victim was not wearing a helmet. ATV Maintenance You have to maintain your ATV. The General Maintenance section of this Operator’s Manual tells you about taking care of your ATV. If, at any time, abnormal noises, vibrations, or improper functioning of any component of this ATV is detected, DO NOT OPERATE THE ATV. Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for inspection and adjustment or repair. Cargo Limitations One reason why passengers are prohibited on ATV’s is because their presence throws off the weight and balance of the ATV. Cargo can do the same if it weighs too much. Limit the ATV to the load capacity ratings identified in the following chart for the particular model being operated. So if you’re weighing in at over 215 lb (97 kg) when you ride, leave some of that extra cargo at home. The combined weight limit, including you, your rack cargo, and your trailer, is a specified amount, so consult the ATV Load Capacity Ratings chart and monitor it carefully. Extra weight on the ATV will also throw you off balance if it’s not distributed evenly, side-to-side and front-to-rear. If you have 160 lb (73 kg) on the rear rack only and you’re heading up an incline, shifting your own weight forward isn’t going to do enough to compensate for that cargo sitting over the back tires. Cargo has such a huge affect on ATV handling that you need to pay a lot of attention to your speed. Even on really level areas, you should keep it under 10 Tread Lightly and leave it as you found mph (16 kph) if you’ve got a trailer it. attached. Avoid uneven terrain. Also, consider that your braking distance is Equipment going to increase with the more weight The last thing you expected was that your you carry. ATV would break down in the middle of Think about these when dealing the field... it’s usually so reliable that with cargo: sometimes you forget the ATV has its 1. Rack weight limit limits. 2. Trailer weight limit 3. Weight distribution 4. ATV speed 30 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Sound Judgment Load Capacity Ratings Arctic Cat ATV Load Capacity Ratings ITEM Max Load Capacity Front Rack (Max) Rear Rack (Max) Tongue Weight Specifications (lb) (kg) 515 233 100 45 200 91 35 16 Rear Rack and Tongue Weight (Max) 200 91 Towing Capacity 1050 477 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, Speedpoint, and rear rack. ! 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. Rear Rack and Tongue Weight - Total Personal Choices weight on trailer tongue, Speedpoint, and rear rack. A safe, enjoyable ride is dependent on Towing Capacity - Total weight of many personal choices. An ATV, like all motorized vehicles, can be dangerous to trailer and all cargo in the trailer. operate if you choose to ignore safety  NOTE: Tongue and accessory precautions, take unnecessary chances, or weight (winch, snowplow, Speed- ride beyond your ability or your vehicle’s point, gun scabbard brackets, etc.) capability. Don’t allow the thrill of freemust be included as part of the front dom or adventure to affect your ability to and rear rack weights. make good, safe choices. Speedrack Alcohol and Drug When installing Speedrack accesso- Consumption ries, read and carefully follow the It’s extremely dangerous and often illegal to drink alcoholic beverages and ride... instructions provided in each kit.  NOTE: Use extra caution when operating an ATV with additional loads such as accessories and/or cargo. Handling of the ATV may be adversely affected. Reduce speed when adding additional loads. ! WARNING it’s also very foolish. Substances to avoid when riding: 1. Alcohol 2. Over-the-counter or prescription drugs 3. Illegal/mood altering drugs Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 31 Sound Judgment TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: X46481A1 CITY/STATE: LAUREL, MS SEX: M AGE: 25 BODY PART: ALL PARTS BODY DATE ACCIDENT: 6-25-93 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: A 25 year old male died from drowning after the 4-wheeled ATV he was driving overturned and landed on the victim, pinning him face down in 6 inches of water in a drainage ditch. The victim had failed to make a right hand turn and drove off the side of the road. The victim was driving at an excessive speed, and under the influence of alcohol. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was not wearing a helmet. Alcohol - Effects* The Number of Drinks that Impair Mental and Physical Abilities 1-2 DRINKS Mental processes such as restraint, awareness, concentration, and judgment affected; reaction time slowed; inability to perform complicated tasks. 3-4 DRINKS Depth perception, glare recovery, eye movement, and focus affected; decreased judgment and control. 5+ DRINKS Coordination deteriorates, loss of critical judgment, and impaired memory and comprehension. Your Physical Condition Your physical condition is critical to safe ATV operation. Don’t ride when extremely tired and consider your health when planning longer rides. Don’t ride: 1. When you’re tired Reckless Riding Where excessive or high speed is a factor, the potential for personal injury is greatly increased. Ride within reason and your skill level. Avoid maneuvers that are reckless. Don’t show off. Laws and Regulations Any police officer will tell you that ignorance of the law is no defense. Your best defense is to check out your local, state, or provincial ATV laws before riding. It’ll also make sure that you can continue to ride in your favorite areas. The quickest way to have a land area closed is by riding over the regulations. Group Behavior 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 resulting in serious injury or equipment damage. Know your limitations and don't be afraid to slow the pace down. *According to the ATV Safety Institute. Be aware of prescription and over-thecounter medications. Drowsiness and impaired judgment can be caused by a wide variety of medications. The same is true of allergy, cold, flu, and headache medications. Your physical size and weight can’t protect you... just one antihistamine tablet can affect your judgment. Don’t use alcohol or drugs before or during your ATV ride. 32 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Sound Judgment SIPDE By themselves, none of these safe behaviors and sound judgments will go very far. But when you put them all together... when you’re paying attention to how you feel, when you’re monitoring the movements of your ATV, and when you’re constantly evaluating your environment, then you’re practicing SIPDE. SIPDE is an acronym that stands for: S 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. 33 Supervision Overview You’re responsible for supervising those who ride your ATV. Your wisdom is valuable... it’ll bring them all back safely— your friends, your family, your relatives, and your ATV. It’s crucial that you consider yourself a supervisor for all riders of your ATV. Whether you accept responsibility or not, the truth is that you are responsible for others riding your ATV. Taking Responsibility You’re to the last letter in “P.A.S.S.”...“Supervision.” You’ve just gone through the manual, and you’ve seen what’s involved. That puts you in a good position to be confident about what you know. So now it’s time to use your knowledge and supervise others who ride your ATV. Inexperienced/ Untrained Riders You can’t let people ride your ATV who don’t know what they’re doing. Unless they’ve had over a year of experience with ATV riding or taken an ATV training course, it’s your responsibility to keep them off your ATV. It can be dangerous (especially for underaged children)—all the more reason for you to be firm. TESTIMONIAL DOCUMENT#: N37023A1 CITY/STATE: MOOERSFORKS, NY SEX: F AGE: 5 BODY PART: UPPER TRUNK DATE ACCIDENT: 6-29-93 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: The victim of this incident, a five year old female, was operating a four wheeled all terrain vehicle (ATV) in the front yard of her parents’ house, under the supervision of her father. The victim drove the ATV down an area where the only way to turn around was around a grain silo. The victim was executing a right hand turn when the vehicle tipped over to the right and fell onto her body. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Photographs of the incident were not taken by law enforcement officials. 34 Experienced/Trained Riders If anyone is going to borrow your ATV, you are responsible for their supervision. Before they ride, have them take the training course, have them watch the safety video, and have them read the Operator’s Manual. You train them. It doesn’t matter how you do it, as long as you do it. ATV’s are all a little different from the handling to the stability to the controls. So regardless of how much experience your family members have with ATV’s, they don’t have experience with your ATV. Let experienced riders get familiar with your ATV—show them the basics before they take off. You don’t want it on your conscience that someone got hurt because you didn’t tell them how to use your ATV. Remember that regardless of experience, you should never let anyone under the age of 16 operate your ATV. Arctic Cat and the ATV Safety Institute recommend that all ATV operators ride the appropriate-sized ATV according to age. Speed Age Limitations Category (Years) (MPH) NOTES Y-12+ Operate 12 or 15 - Limited Older 30 - Maximum Under Adult Supervision T-14 20 - Limited Operate 14 or 30 - Limited Under Adult Older 38 - Maximum Supervision G&S According to 16 or Local RegulaOlder tions — DIVISION II - OPERATION/MAINTENANCE ATV Specifications ENGINE Type Bore x Stroke Displacement Spark Plug Type Spark Plug Gap Brake Type Four-Cycle/Liquid Cooled OHC 89 mm x 71.12 mm (3.5 x 2.8 in.) - 500 92 mm x 82 mm (3.62 x 3.22 in.) - 550 102 mm x 85 mm (4.01 x 3.35 in.) - 700 442 cc (27 cu in.) - 500 545 cc (33.6 cu in.) - 550 695 cc (42.4 cu in.) - 700 NGK CR7E - 500 NGK CPR8E - 550/700 0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in.) - 500 0.5-0.6 mm (0.019-0.024 in.) - 550/700 Hydraulic w/Brake Lever Lock and Rear Foot Brake CHASSIS Length (Overall) Height (Overall) Width (Overall) Suspension Travel (Front/Rear) Tire Size (Front) Tire Size (Rear) Tire Inflation Pressure 211 cm (83.4 in.) 125.7 cm (49.5 in.) 123 cm (48.5 in.) 25.4 cm (10 in.) 25 x 8-12 25 x 10-12 0.35 kg/cm² (5.0 psi) MISCELLANY Dry Weight (Approx) 319 kg (704 lb) - 500 333 kg (734 lb) - 550/700 340 kg (750 lb) - 550/700 XT 344 kg (759 lb) - 550/700 LTD Gas Tank Capacity 22.7 L (6 U.S. gal.) Coolant Capacity 2.9 L (3.0 U.S. qt) - 500 3.3 L (3.5 U.S. qt) - 550/700 Differential Capacity 275 ml (9.3 fl oz) Rear Drive Capacity 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) Engine Oil Capacity (Approx.) 2.4 L (2.5 U.S. qt) - 500 1.9 L (2.0 U.S. qt) - 550/700 Gasoline (Recommended) 87 Octane Regular Unleaded Engine Oil (Recommended) Arctic Cat ACX All Weather (Synthetic) Front Differential/Rear Drive Lubricant SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid Brake Fluid DOT 4 Taillight/Brakelight High Intensity LED Headlight High Intensity LED Starting System Electric Specifications subject to change without notice. 35 Location of Parts and Controls XR026A XR054A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Battery Headlights Hand Brake Lever Power Distribution Module Radiator Access Panel Seat Latch Storage Compartment Reverse Override Switch Rear Foot Brake Brake Lever Lock Key Switch Shift Lever 36 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Throttle Limiter Throttle Lever DC Power Outlet Taillight/Brakelight Operator’s Manual Location Headlight HI/LO Switch Starter Button Engine Stop Switch Drive Select Switch  NOTE: The ATV you have purchased may differ slightly from those shown in the figures of this manual. ATV Operation Basic Operating Maneuvers Active riding and basic maneuvers are the foundation of your ATV ride. Without basic skills, it’s impossible to move to this level— active riding. These are your basic maneuvers: • • • • • • • Mounting the ATV Starting the Engine Starting a Cold Engine Shifting Braking/Stopping Parking Dismounting the ATV Mounting the ATV To get seated: 1. From the left side, grab the left-side handlebar, apply the brake, and put your left foot on the footrest. 2. Grab the right-side handlebar. 3. Swing your leg over the seat and set your right foot down on the right-side footrest. 4. Get seated in a comfortable position. 5. Always keep your feet planted on the footrests. Starting the Engine 6. 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. 7. Let the engine warm up. Starting a Cold Engine  NOTE: It is very important not to touch or compress the throttle lever during the starting procedures. 1. Turn off all electrical accessories (hand warmer, lights, etc.); then rotate the ignition switch key to the first position (ON) leaving the headlights OFF. Note that the N is indicated on the LCD. 2. Press on the starter button. CAUTION Do not run the starter motor for more than eight seconds per starting attempt. The starter motor may overheat causing severe starter motor damage. Allow 15 seconds between starting attempts to allow the starter motor to cool. Always start with the ATV on a flat, level  NOTE: Do not touch the throttle surface. Carbon monoxide poisoning can lever until the engine has run for at kill you, so keep your ATV outside while it’s least 3 minutes. running. Follow these steps to start it up: 3. Allow the engine to warm up for 1. Mount the ATV and sit down. approximately 2-3 minutes or until the ATV will accelerate without hesitating. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. Turn on the ignition. 4. Shift into neutral. 5. Move the engine stop switch to RUN. Shifting 1. To engage any gear position from park, move the shift lever upward to the desired position. R (reverse), N (neutral), H (high range), or L (low range). 37 3. Never “ride” the brake. Even maintaining minimal pressure on the brake lever will cause the brake pads to drag on the disc and may overheat the brake fluid. ! WARNING XR004A 2. To engage the P (park), come to a complete stop; then shift the transmission into park.  NOTE: The high range is for normal riding with light loads. The low range is for carrying heavy loads or trailer towing. Compared to HIGH range, the LOW range position provides slower speed and greater torque to the wheels. CAUTION Always shift into low range when operating on wet or uneven terrain, when towing or pushing heavy loads, and when using a plow. Failure to follow this caution may result in premature Vbelt failure or in damage to related drive system components. 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. Braking/Stopping Excessive repetitive use of the hydraulic brake for high speed stops will cause overheating of the brake fluid and premature brake pad wear which will result in an unexpected loss of brakes. ! WARNING Use only Arctic Cat approved brake fluid. Never substitute or mix different types or grades of brake fluid. Brake loss can result. Check brake fluid level and pad wear before each use. Brake loss can result in severe injury or even death. Parking Parking involves following the previous rules for braking; then: 1. After the ATV stops, shift into neutral. 2. Stop the engine using the engine stop switch. 3. Turn off the ignition. 4. If you have to park on a hill, shift the ATV into park. 5. Engage the brake lever lock. Dismounting the ATV After you’ve followed the procedure for parking, it’s time to dismount: Always allow plenty of room and time to stop safely. Sometimes quick stops are inevitable, so always be prepared. Whether you’re stopping slowly or stopping quickly, do this: 1. Double check that the brake lever lock is engaged. 1. Squeeze the brake lever on the left handlebar to apply both the front and rear brakes. 3. Step to the ground on the left side of the ATV. 2. If your wheels lock, release them for a second; then apply them again. 2. Swing your right leg over to the left side of the seat. 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. 38 Your safety depends on using safe riding techniques. Statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) say that inexperienced riders who don’t use safe riding techniques are 13 times more likely to have an ATV accident than riders who have over 1 month of experience. Safe riding techniques include: • • • • • • • • • • • Riding Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance Wide Turns Sharp Turns Quick Turns K-Turns Riding Uphill Riding Downhill Sidehilling/Traversing Swerving Crossing Obstacles Leaning, Weight Shift, and Balance When you turn, the trick is to move forward and slide over to the side of the seat that’s on the inside of the turn. Support your body weight on the outside footrest. At the same time, lean your body to the inside of the turn. Pay attention to the handling—if you feel the tires coming off the ground, reduce speed, shift more of your body weight to the side that’s lifting, and make the turn wider if possible. Riding ATV-0013 Once the engine’s warm, the ATV is ready to go. ATV-0024 ATV-0012 1. Keep your feet on the footrests and both hands on the handlebar. 2. Hold the brake lever, and release the brake lever lock. 3. Shift into gear. 4. Release the brake slowly and apply the throttle. ATV-0025 Wide Turns About 20% of ATV accidents happen during turns. If you don’t understand turning techniques, it’s easy for the ATV to get away from you by losing traction, plowing, or tipping. Use this method for wide turns: 39 ATV-0046 ATV-0045 ATV-0039 ATV-0040 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 3. You might have to lean into the turn more than you do in a wide turn. ATV-0044 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 4. If shifting your weight and balance aren’t enough to keep the ATV tires on the ground, straighten out the handlebar as much as you can. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 5. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. 3. Gradually increase your speed as you Quick Turns Quick turns are the most difficult turns come out of the turn. and should only be done after you are Sharp Turns experienced with your ATV. After mastering wide turns, practice the advanced skill of sharp turns. ATV-0038 40 ATV-203 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Turn the handlebar, shift your weight, and balance at the same time as you enter the turn (use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing—shift your body weight to the inside of the turn). 3. Follow this with slight acceleration. 4. For multiple turns, repeat this movement as needed. 5. To make your turn quicker, try raising yourself off the seat a few inches as you shift your weight. K-Turns Use K-turns if you accidentally stall while riding uphill; you need to take action before the ATV rolls backward down the hill. ATV-204 1. Stop where you are, apply the brakes, and shift to neutral. 2. Shut off the engine. 3. Keep your body weight shifted forward. 4. Get off the ATV on the uphill side. 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. 41 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 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. Roughly 20% of accidents happen while NEVER OPERATE UP OR 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. ATV-0019 Riding Downhill Success in riding downhill depends on how well you know your brakes—take it easy on them, or you could flip over. ATV-0032 ATV-0018 ATV-0033 1. Shift down and accelerate before you start climbing; then maintain a steady pace. 2. Lean as far forward as possible. For steeper hills, come off your seat to stand and lean forward. 42 ATV-0030 1. Keep your speed low and consistent. 2. Shift all your body weight to the uphill side of the seat; also, support your weight on the uphill footrest. 3. Steer like you’re driving into the hill. ATV-0031 1. Shift your body weight as far back on the seat as possible. 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. 2. Keep it in a low gear; stay out of neutral. Swerving 3. Lightly apply the brake and ease up Swerving is usually an emergency reaction to avoid an obstacle but is similar to on the throttle. quick turns. The difference is that quick Sidehilling/Traversing turns involve slight acceleration in the Sidehilling is considered an advanced turn; don’t accelerate if you swerve. skill; it’s really tricky and unpredictable. So, whether your skills are advanced or not, try to avoid this kind of riding. If you’re in a situation where you absolutely have to sidehill, follow this method: ATV-0017 ATV-0028 ATV-0043 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the obstacle. ATV-0029 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. 43 3. Keep your hand off the brake until the emergency is over and you’re back in control. Crossing Obstacles 6. Lean forward and release the throttle when the front tires clear the obstacle. 7. Keep your body loose to absorb any shock. Crossing obstacles is risky; avoid it if 8. If the ATV starts tipping, shift your possible. Riding over logs, rocks, and weight to keep it in balance. ruts means combining all the active riding skills into one big motion. Your ATV To clear a single-track (only one tire conwill respond differently for different tacts) obstacle, follow the same rules obstacles (logs, ruts, etc.), but these are except: general guidelines for overcoming two1. Use the ATV’s momentum to clear track (both tires contacting the obstacle at the obstacle. the same time) obstacles: 2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar. 3. Don’t apply the throttle. Tips Driving an ATV and a car have some similarities; however, there are a few situations that require special attention: ATV-0016 • • • • • • • • • Reversing 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 ATV-0026 It’s tough to see things behind you. 1. Go slowly. It’s hard to see behind you. 2. Keep your handlebar straight. 3. Backing down hills is a bad idea; do a U-turn or K-turn instead to turn around. ATV-0027 Skidding or Sliding 1. Keep your speed way down; less than If you lose control after hitting sand, ice, mud, or water: 5 mph. 1. Turn your handlebar into the direction 2. Approach the obstacle head-on. of the slide. 3. Come up off the seat. 2. Keep your hand off the brakes until 4. Keep your weight on the footrests. you’re out of the skid. 5. Apply a little throttle when the front tires make contact with the obstacle. 44 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. 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. 3. Lean to inside of turn. 4. Turn handlebar. Crossing Roads Parking on a Hill 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. Stop completely on the shoulder of the road. 1. Keep it in gear. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. Find something to block the rear tires. 2. Check both directions for traffic. Stalling on a Hill 3. Crossing near a blind corner or intersection is dangerous; don’t do it. If you use the right method for riding uphill, this shouldn’t happen. But if you have a problem, do this: 4. Drive straight across to the opposite shoulder. 1. If the ATV hasn’t started rolling backwards yet, follow the procedure for the K-Turn, OR 5. Take into account that your ATV could stall while crossing; give yourself enough time to get off the road. 2. If the ATV is already rolling backward, lean as far forward as possible standing up on the footrests. 6. You have to assume that oncoming cars don’t see you, and if they do, they won’t be able to predict your actions. 3. Nice and easy, apply the hand brake lever. 7. It’s illegal to cross public roads in some places. Know your local laws. 4. When you come to a stop, follow the Cold Weather Driving procedure for the K-turn.  NOTE: Check that all control levers 5. If the ATV continues to roll back- move freely. Make sure the footrest, ward, dismount immediately on the shift lever, and rear foot brake are uphill side. free of ice and snow. Crossing Water Your ATV can only handle water up to its footrests. Any more than that and you risk engine damage and/or personal injury. Stay away from fast moving rivers. ATV tires can be buoyant, so if the water is too deep, you might find the ATV suddenly afloat. 1. Physically check the depth and rent of the water, especially if can’t see the bottom. You’re checking for boulders, logs, or other hidden obstacles. curyou also any ! WARNING For your personal safety, it is very important to wear the type and amount of cold-weather clothing according to the coldest anticipated temperatures. 1. With the transmission in neutral, move the ATV forward and backward to check that the wheels roll freely. If the ATV will not roll, the tires may be frozen to the ground or the brake pads may be frozen to the discs. 2. Keep your speed slow. 45 2. If the tires are frozen to the ground,  NOTE: After riding through water, pour warm water around them to melt mud, snow, or slush, it is important to dry both brake systems before the ice. CAUTION Before riding, manually move the ATV forward and backward to make certain that all wheels roll freely. 3. If the brakes are frozen, take the ATV to a warmer area to thaw out the brakes. ! WARNING Do not attempt to free frozen brakes by pouring warm water on the brake pads and housings.  NOTE: After the brakes thaw, dry parking the ATV. ! WARNING Go slowly and be extra careful when riding on snow-covered or ice-covered terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV. 4. Practice driving in an open snow-covered or ice-covered area at slow speeds before driving on snow-covered or ice-covered trails. 5. Learn how the ATV responds to steering and braking on the type of terrain to be encountered on the ride. them by applying them several times while riding slowly. Stopping The ATV To stop the ATV, first release the throttle lever. Next, apply the brake. Stopping The Engine To stop the engine, turn the ignition switch key to the OFF position or set the engine stop switch to the OFF position.  NOTE: Leaving the ignition switch key in the ON position could result in a discharged battery. 46 General Information ATV Identification Numbers The Arctic Cat ATV has two identification numbers: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Engine Serial Number (ESN). The VIN is located on the frame support rail. ATV-0055 Control Locations and Functions Ignition Switch The ignition switch has three positions. XR006A The ESN is located on the left-side rear of the engine crankcase. ATV-0056 OFF position — All electrical circuits except the accessory plug are off. The engine will not start. The key can be removed in this position.  NOTE: The accessory plug is powered by the battery at all times. XR016A These numbers are required by the dealer to complete warranty claims properly. No warranty will be allowed by Arctic Cat if the VIN or ESN is removed or mutilated in any way. Always provide the ATV name, Vehicle Identification Number, and Engine Serial Number when contacting an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for parts, service, accessories, or warranty. If a complete engine must be replaced, ask the dealer to notify Arctic Cat for correct registration information. 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. ON position — The ignition circuit is complete and the engine can run. The key cannot be removed in this position. LIGHTS position — The ignition circuit is complete and headlights and taillight are on. The key cannot be removed in this position. CAUTION Leaving the ignition switch in the ON or LIGHTS position for a long period of time when the engine is not running may cause the battery to discharge. Always leave the ignition switch in the OFF position when engine is not running. 47 Shift Lever ! WARNING The 4WD lock is intended for use where minimum traction is available. NEVER EXCEED 10 MPH (16 kph) with the lock engaged. Maneuverability and handling characteristics will differ with the lock engaged. Hand Brake Lever/Brake Lever Lock XR004A This ATV has a dual-range automatic transmission with reverse and park. Drive Select Switch CF301A The hand brake is considered to be the normal operating (main) brake. It should be applied whenever a braking situation is needed. XR068B Apply the brake by compressing the brake lever toward the handlebar. This switch allows the operator to operate To engage and release the brake the ATV in either two-wheel drive (rear lock, use the following procedure. wheels) or four-wheel drive (all wheels). For 1. Squeeze the hand brake two or normal riding on flat, dry, hard surfaces, times and release it. two-wheel drive should be sufficient. In situations of aggressive trail conditions, four2. Depress and hold the brake wheel drive would be the desired choice. lock. To either engage or disengage the front 3. While holding in on the brake wheels, move the switch to the 4WD lock, squeeze the brake lever. position or to the 2WD position. CAUTION Do not attempt to either engage or disengage the 4WD lock while the ATV is moving. lever three lever lever  NOTE: It will click as it engages and the brake lever will not return to its released position. 4. Release the brake lever lock by squeezing the brake lever. It will return to its released position. The 4WD lock allows the operator to mechanically lock the front differential to Check to make sure the brake lever lock apply equal power to both front wheels. To engages properly and that the brake engage the lock from 4WD, slide the (when engaged) locks the wheels. switch up and move fully to the left. To 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. disengage the lock, move the switch lever to the right. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. Attempt to push the ATV. 48  NOTE: The brake lever lock must lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. ! WARNING Always check to be sure that the brake lever lock has been disengaged before operating the ATV. An accident could result if the brake lever lock is left engaged while the ATV is operated. The brake may relax if left engaged for a long period of time. This could cause an accident; therefore, do not leave the ATV on a hill depending on the brake lever lock. Always block the downhill side of the wheels if leaving the ATV on a hill or park the ATV in a sidehill position. XR070A Engine Stop Switch OFF position — The ignition circuit is off. The engine cannot be started or will not run. If the engine stop switch is used to stop engine without turning off ignition switch, the battery may discharge. RUN position — The ignition circuit is on. The engine can start and run. Headlight Switch 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 brake lever lock is engaged.  NOTE: This ATV has safety interlock XR064C switches which prevent the starter motor from activating when the transmission is not in neutral. To start the ATV while in gear, depress the rear foot brake or compress the brake lever; then depress the starter button. Standard With the ignition switch in the LIGHTS position, use the headlight switch to Reverse Override Switch select the high or low headlight beam. This ATV is equipped with a reverse speed limiter system. When additional RPM is needed in reverse, depress and hold the override switch.  NOTE: The reverse override switch is active in 4WD only. ! WARNING XR071A XT/Limited With the ignition switch in the LIGHTS position, use the headlight switch to select light bar, light bar with low beam, or light bar with high beam. Never activate the override switch while the throttle is open as a loss of control may result. 49 Power Steering Throttle Lever This ATV was produced with an Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system to reduce steering effort and driver fatigue over a broad range of operating conditions. XR068A Control engine RPM with the position of the throttle lever. Operate this lever with the thumb. Pushing it forward increases engine RPM and allowing it to retract decreases engine RPM. Throttle Limiter Screw The EPS system engages when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and disengages after approximately five minutes (to conserve battery power) if the engine is not running. This system is entirely maintenance-free: no adjustment or servicing is required. There are no fluids to check or change, and the EPS system is entirely self-contained and sealed to protect it from the elements. The EPS system is battery system powered; therefore, the battery must be in good condition and fully charged. Power delivery and overload protection is provided by an EPS relay and 30-amp fuse located under the passenger seat in the Power Distribution Module (PDM). The system is self-monitored and will display a malfunction code on the LCD CF297A gauge/speedometer should an EPS sysThrottle lever travel may be limited by tem control circuit problem occur. Do not adjusting the throttle limiter screw. The throt- operate the vehicle with an EPS malfunctle limiter should be adjusted according to the tion code displayed. operator’s skill and experience. To adjust the Code Fault Description throttle limiter, use the following procedure. 1. Loosen the jam nut. 2. Turn the throttle limiter screw clockwise to decrease engine RPM maximum or counterclockwise to increase engine RPM maximum. 3. Tighten the jam nut securely.  NOTE: The ATV is equipped with an RPM limiter that retards ignition timing when maximum RPM is approached. When the RPM limiter is activated, it could be misinterpreted as a high-speed misfire. Rear Foot Brake Pressing the rear foot brake downward will apply the brake to the rear wheels. 50 C1301 C1302 C1303 C1304 C1305 C1306 C1307 C1308 C1309 C1310 C1311 C1312 C1313 C1314 C1315 C1316 C1317 C1318 C1319 Over Current Excessive Current Error Torque Sensor Range Fault Torque Sensor Linearity Fault Rotor Position Encoder System Voltage Low System Voltage High Temperature Above 110° C Temperature Above 120° C Vehicle Speed High Vehicle Speed Low Vehicle Speed Faulty Engine RPM High Engine RPM Low Engine RPM Faulty EEPROM Error CAN Bus Error Internal CRC Error Boot Counter Exceeded Code C1320 C1321 C1322 C1323 C1324 C1325 C1326 C1327 C1328 C1329 Fault Description Incorrect Vehicle Speed-to-RPM Ratio Vehicle Speed Erratic Engine RPM Lost "EPS OFF" Gauge Display Loss of CAN communication with EPS unit Dual Loss Rotor Position Encoder Voltage Converter Error (Low) Voltage Converter Error (High) Internal Data Error  NOTE: Turn the key switch to the OFF position then back to the ON position to reset the malfunction code. If the code continues to be displayed, take your ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat Dealer for EPS system servicing before resuming operation. CAUTION Never operate this ATV with an EPS code indicated on the LCD gauge/ speedometer. This indicates a malfunction in the EPS system control circuit and could result in a loss of power steering assist. In the event of electrical power failure, the EPS system becomes disabled (similar to an automobile with the engine shut off). Steering effort increases but steering control can be maintained. Speedometer/LCD Gauge 2. Middle Button - Shifts middle display through speedometer, RPM, clock, odometer, trip 1, trip 2, and engine hours. 3. Right Button - Shifts bottom display through coolant temperature, battery voltage, intake air temperature, fuel level, and tachometer. 4. Speedometer/Tachometer/Clock Display - Indicates approximate vehicle speed in MPH or KM/H when speedometer function is selected, RPM when tachometer function is selected, or time when clock is selected. Press the Left Button to change which parameter is being displayed. With speedometer selected, press and hold the Left Button to shift between standard (MPH/miles/ Fahrenheit) and metric (km/h/kilometers/Celsius). To set the clock, use the following procedure. A. With the clock mode selected, press and hold the Middle Button to set the clock. Press the Left or Right Button to alternate between 12hour or 24-hour modes. B. Press the Middle Button to set the hours. Press the Left button to decrease the hours or the Right Button to increase the hours. C. Press the Middle Button to set the minutes. Press the Left Button to decrease the minutes or the Right Button to increase the minutes. D. When the proper time has been set, press the Middle Button to return to the main gauge display. WT103B 1. Left Button - Shifts top display through speedometer, RPM, and clock. 5. Engine Hour Meter/Odometer/Trip Meter/Speedometer/Tachometer/ Clock Display - Displays engine hours, odometer, trip meter, speedometer, tachometer, or clock. Press the Middle Button to change which parameter is being displayed. The Engine Hour Meter and Odometer cannot be reset. To reset the trip meter, select the Trip Meter; then press and hold the Middle Button until the trip meter display reads 0. 51  NOTE: The engine hour meter will not activate until exceeds 500 RPM. engine speed  NOTE: An item can only be displayed in this position if it is not already being displayed in the top display. To set the clock when the clock is in this position, press and hold the Middle Button; then use the procedure found in 4. 9. Drive Select Indicator - Displays 4WD when selected by the drive select switch or when the differential lock is engaged. 10. Seat Belt Reminder Indicator - Each time the ignition switch is turned ON, the indicator will illuminate on the speedometer for 8-10 seconds to remind occupants to secure their seat belts. ! WARNING 6. Coolant Temperature/Battery Voltage/Intake Air Temperature/Fuel The seat belt indicator is only a Level Display - Displays coolant tem- reminder and automatically extinperature, battery voltage, intake air guishes after 8-10 seconds. It does temperature, fuel quantity, and not indicate that seat belts are propRPM’s. Press the Right Button to erly secured. It is the operator’s change which parameter is being dis- responsibility to ensure all vehicle played. Press and hold the Right But- occupants are properly seated with ton to see the actual values associated seat belts secure and doors are properly latched. Serious injury or death with the mode selected. CAUTION Continued operation with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear.  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature. could occur as a result of falling outside a moving vehicle. 11. EFI Malfunction Indicator - A diagnostic code (see list below) and engine icon will be displayed on the LCD whenever an EFI error is detected. The LCD will be normal, but the code and engine icon will continue to be displayed on the LCD until the error is corrected.  NOTE: Debris in the engine compartment (or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator) can reduce cooling capacity. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator and the engine to remove any debris 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. 7. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates which gear is selected. 8. Differential Lock Indicator - Displays LOCK when the differential lock has been engaged. 52 WT114A  NOTE: Take the vehicle to an authorized Arctic Cat dealer to have the error corrected and the system error reset as soon as possible. Diagnostic Trouble Codes Display Fault Description C0063 Tilt Sensor Circuit High C0064 Tilt Sensor Circuit Low/SG/Open C1263 Backup/Reverse-Light Circuit Open C1264 Backup/Reverse-Light Circuit High C1265 Backup/Reverse-Light Circuit Low/ SG C1400 Fuel Level Sender Open C1418 Memory Power Failure P0030 O2 Heater Intermittent/Open P0031 O2 Heater Low/SG P0032 O2 Heater High/SP P0107 MAP Sensor Circuit Low/SG/Open P0108 MAP Sensor Circuit High/SP P0112 Intake Air Temp Sensor Circuit Low/ SG P0113 Intake Air Temp Sensor Circuit High/ Open P0114 Intake Air Temp Sensor Circuit Intermittent P0116 Engine Coolant Temp Sensor Circuit Range/Performance P0117 Engine Coolant Temp Sensor Circuit Low/SG P0118 Engine Coolant Temp Sensor Circuit High/Open/SP P0119 Engine Coolant Temp Sensor Circuit Intermittent P0121 Throttle Position Sensor Range/Performance P0122 Throttle Position Sensor Circuit Low/ SG P0123 Throttle Position Sensor Circuit High P0130 O2 Sensor Intermittent/Open P0131 O2 Sensor Low/SG or Air-Leak P0132 O2 Sensor High/SP P0171 O2 Feedback Below Minimum Correction P0172 O2 Feedback Exceeds Maximum Correction P0219 Engine Over-Speed Condition P0231 Fuel Pump Relay Circuit Low/SG/ Open P0232 Fuel Pump Relay Circuit High P0233 Fuel Pump Relay Circuit P0261 Cylinder #1 Fuel injector Circuit Low/ SG P0262 Cylinder #1 Fuel injector Circuit High P0263 Cylinder #1 Fuel injector Balance/ Open P0264 Cylinder #2 Fuel injector Circuit Low/ SG P0265 Cylinder #2 Fuel injector Circuit High Display Fault Description P0266 Cylinder #2 Fuel injector Balance/ Open P0336 Crankshaft Angle Sensor Synchronization P0337 Crankshaft Angle Sensor Circuit/SG P0339 Crankshaft Angle Sensor Intermittent/ Erratic P0340 Camshaft Angle Sensor Synchronization P0341 Camshaft Angle Sensor Circuit/SG P0342 Camshaft Angle Sensor Intermittent/ Erratic P0480 Fan-Primary/Right Relay Control Circuit P0481 Fan-Secondary/Left Relay Control Circuit High P0482 Fan-Secondary/Left Relay Control Circuit Low/SG/Open P0483 Fan-Secondary/Left Relay Control Circuit P0484 Fan-Primary/Right Relay Control Circuit High P0485 Fan-Primary/Right Relay Control Circuit Low/SG/Open P0500 Vehicle Speed-Sensor P0508 Idle Air Control System Circuit Low/ SG P0509 Idle Air Control System Circuit High/ Open P0520 Engine Oil Sensor/Switch P0562 System Voltage Low P0563 System Voltage High P0601 ECM CAN Communication Shutdown P0615 Starter Relay Circuit P0616 Starter Relay Circuit Low P0617 Starter Relay Circuit High P0630 VIN Not Programmed or Incompatible P0642 Sensor Power Circuit Low P0643 Sensor Power Circuit High P2300 Ignition Coil #1 Primary Circuit Low/ SG/Open P2301 Ignition Coil #1 Primary Circuit High P2303 Ignition Coil #2 Primary Circuit Low/ Open P2304 Ignition Coil #2 Primary Circuit High P2531 Ignition Switch Circuit Low P2532 Ignition Switch Circuit High FUEL Tilt Sensor Activation Code OFF 53 Electric Fuel Pump Seat Latch An electric fuel pump is incorporated in the gas tank to deliver gasoline to the fuel injector. The fuel pump is activated when the ignition switch is in the ON position.  NOTE: Both the ignition and fuel pump functions will be interrupted by the Tilt Sensor if the ATV tips over past 60°-70°. Righting the ATV will reactivate the ignition and fuel pump. Gas Hoses Replace the gas hoses every two years. Damage from aging may not always be visible. Oil Level Stick XR024A 1. To remove the seat, lift up on the latch release (located at the rear of the seat); then raise the rear of the seat and slide it rearward. 2. To lock the seat into position, slide the front of the seat into the seat retainers and push down firmly on the rear of seat. The seat should automatically lock into position. ! WARNING Make sure the seat is secure before mounting the ATV. Severe personal injury may result if the seat is not properly secured. ATV-0100AA Safety Flag Bracket There is an oil level stick for checking A bracket is provided for mounting a flag the engine oil level. To check the oil at the rear of the ATV. level, use the following procedure. Rack Loading (Front  NOTE: The ATV should be on level and Rear) ground when checking the engine oil The front rack and rear rack are designed level. to carry specified load capacities. Always 1. Unscrew the oil level stick and wipe refer to the ATV Load Capacity Ratings it with a clean cloth. chart for proper capacities. 2. Install the oil level stick and thread ! WARNING into the engine case. sure the loads on the front and  NOTE: The oil level stick should be Make rear racks will not interfere with the threaded in for checking purposes. 3. Remove the oil level stick; the engine oil level should be above the “L” mark but not higher than the “F” mark. CAUTION Do not overfill the engine with oil. Always make sure the oil level is above the “L” mark but not higher than the “F” mark. 54 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 Always maintain a slow speed when trailering and towing and avoid sudden accelerations, quick maneuvers, and sud! WARNING den stops. Braking distance will be Never use the racks as a towing or affected when towing a trailer. When trailering point. towing a trailer, always maintain slow Arctic Cat ATV’s are equipped with a speed and allow more stopping distance frame-mounted receiver for a standard than when not towing a trailer. 5.1 cm (2 in.) receiver hitch. The stan! WARNING dard receiver hitch must be purchased separately. Riding an ATV without extra caution XR027B When loading a trailer properly, two items are critical: Gross Trailer Weight (the weight of the trailer plus cargo) and Trailer Tongue Weight. ! WARNING Make sure that the load in the trailer is properly secured and will not shift while moving. Also, do not overload the trailer. ! WARNING Never exceed any of the ATV weight restrictions. when towing a trailer will be hazardous. Trailer towing can affect the handling and braking of the ATV. Never tow a trailer without a rigid tongue and never exceed 10 mph. Avoid sudden accelerations and stopping of the ATV. Do not make quick maneuvers. Avoid uneven surfaces and do not tow on hills. Never carry passengers in a trailer unless the trailer is designed for such use. Allow more stopping distance than when not towing a trailer. Transporting When transporting the ATV, Arctic Cat recommends that the ATV be in its normal operating position (on all four wheels) and the following procedure be used. 1. Engage the brake lever lock and place the transmission in park. CAUTION Failure to engage the brake lever lock and place the transmission in park could result in the ATV rolling off the trailer in the event of tie-down strap failure. Trailer Tongue Weight is the downward 2. Secure the ATV with load rated holdforce exerted on the hitch by the trailer down straps. coupler when the trailer is fully loaded and the coupler is at its normal towing  NOTE: Suitable hold-down straps height. Refer to the Load Capacity Rat- are available from your Arctic Cat ings chart for tongue weight information. ATV dealer. Ordinary rope is not recommended because it can stretch under load. XR025A 55 OILCHARTJ XR027A Recommended Front Differential/Rear Drive If using additional hold-down straps Lubricant CAUTION in any other areas, care must be taken not to damage the ATV.  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants. Gasoline-Oil-Lubricant The recommended lubricant (front differential and rear drive) is SAE approved 80W-90 Recommended Gasoline hypoid. This lubricant meets all of the lubriThe recommended gasoline to use in this cation requirements of the Arctic Cat ATV. ATV is 87 minimum octane regular unleaded. In many areas, oxygenates are CAUTION added to the gasoline. Oxygenated gasolines containing up to 10% ethanol or 5% Any lubricant used in place of the recommended lubricant could cause serimethane are acceptable gasolines. ous front differential/rear drive damage. When using ethanol blended gasoline, it is not necessary to add a gasoline antifreeze Filling Gas Tank since ethanol will prevent the accumula! WARNING tion of moisture in the fuel system. CAUTION Do not use white gas. Only Arctic Cat approved gasoline additives should be used. Recommended Engine/ Transmission Oil 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 CAUTION must be maintained in the tank particuAny oil used in place of the recom- larly if the tank is filled with cold gasomended oil could cause serious line and then moved to a warm area. engine damage. Do not use oils which contain graphite or molybdenum additives. These oils can adversely affect clutch operation. Also, not recommended are racing, vegetable, non-detergent, and castorbased oils. The recommended oil to use is Arctic Cat ACX All Weather synthetic engine oil, which has been specifically formulated for use in this Arctic Cat engine. Although Arctic Cat ACX All Weather synthetic engine oil is the only oil recommended for use in this engine, use of any API certified SM 0W-40 oil is acceptable. 56 Allow the engine to cool before filling the gas tank. Care must be taken not to overfill the tank. If overfilled, gas may leak onto the engine creating a fire hazard. ! WARNING Do not over-flow gasoline when filling the gas tank. A fire hazard could materialize. Always allow the engine to cool before filling the gas tank. ! WARNING Do not overfill the gas tank. Tighten the gas tank cap securely after Burnishing Brake Pads filling the tank. Brake pads must be burnished to achieve full braking effectiveness. Braking distance Engine Break-In will be extended until brake pads are propAfter the completion of the break-in erly burnished. period, the engine oil and oil filter should be changed. Other maintenance after ! WARNING break-in should include checking of all prescribed adjustments and tightening of Failure to properly burnish the brake all fasteners. At the discretion and pads could lead to premature brake expense of the owner/operator, the ATV pad wear or brake loss. Brake loss may be taken to an authorized Arctic Cat can result in severe injury. ATV dealer for this initial service. To properly burnish the brakes, use folNew ATV’s and renewed ATV engines lowing procedure: require a “break-in” period. The first 1. Choose an area sufficiently large to month is most critical to the life of this safely accelerate ATV to 30 mph and ATV. Proper operation during this break-in to brake to a stop. period will help assure maximum life and performance from the ATV. 2. Accelerate to 30 mph; then compress brake lever to decelerate to 0-5 mph. During the first 10 hours of operation, always use less than ½ throttle. Varying 3. Repeat procedure twenty times. the engine RPM during the break-in period allows the components to “load” ! WARNING (aiding the engine/transmission component mating process) and then “unload” Do not attempt sudden stops or put (allowing components to cool). Although yourself into a situation where a sudit is essential to place some stress on the den stop will be required until the engine components during break-in, care brake pads are properly burnished. should be taken not to overload the engine too often. Do not pull a trailer during the break-in period. When the engine starts, allow it to warm up properly. Idle the engine several minutes until the engine has reached normal operating temperature. Do not idle the engine for excessively long periods of time. 57 General Maintenance  NOTE: Proper maintenance of the If, at any time, abnormal noises, vibrations, ATV is important for optimum performance. Follow the Maintenance Schedule and all ensuing maintenance and care instructions/information.  NOTE: Proper maintenance proce- 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. dures for each item can be found on If the owner/operator does not feel qualithe corresponding page indicated. fied to perform any of these maintenance procedures or checks, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for professional service. Maintenance Schedule Initial Item Page Service 1 month 3 months 6 months (100 miles) Battery 64 I I * Engine nuts and bolts I I * Valve clearance I I Spark plug 67 I I I 67 Replace every 4000 miles or 18 months Liquid cooling system 59 I Inspect every time before riding Throttle cable 60/67 I Inspect every time before riding Gas hoses 54 I Inspect every time before riding 54 Replace every 2 years Engine/transmission oil and filter 60 R R** Air filter 67 I Inspect every time before riding Air filter housing drain 68 I Inspect every time before riding Gear lubricant (Front differential 61 R I rear drive) 61 Replace every 2 years or 2000 miles V-Belt 68 I I Spark arrester/muffler 69 C Tires/air pressure 69/ I Inspect every time before riding 35 * Brake components 62 I Inspect every time before riding Brake fluid 62 I *Replace every 2 years Brake hoses 62 I *Replace every 4 years * Steering I Inspect every time before riding * Suspension (Ball joint boots, drive axle boots front and rear, tie rods, differential and rear drive bellows) I Inspect every time before riding * Chassis nuts and bolts I T Frame/welds/racks I I Electrical connections I I Headlight/taillight-brakelight 70 I Inspect every time before riding Wheel nuts 69 I I I=Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, replace as necessary T=Tighten R = Replace C = Clean * Dealer maintenance ** When using Arctic Cat ACX All Weather synthetic oil, oil change interval can be increased to every 1,000 miles or every year. 58 Liquid Cooling System  NOTE: Debris in front of the engine or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator can reduce cooling capability. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator to remove any debris preventing air flow. CAUTION 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. XR061 2. Carefully rotate the radiator cap counterclockwise to release pressure; then remove the cap. The cooling system capacity can be found in the specifications chart. The cooling system should be inspected daily for leakage and damage. If leakage or damage is detected, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Also, the coolant level should be checked periodically. CAUTION Continued operation of the ATV with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear. XR060 3. Add coolant as necessary; then install the radiator cap and access plug.  NOTE: Use a good quality, biodegradable glycol-based, automotive-  NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehi- type antifreeze. cle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature. When filling the cooling system, use a coolant/water mixture which will satisfy the coldest anticipated weather conditions of the area in accordance with the coolant manufacturer’s recommendations. While the cooling system is being filled, air pockets may develop; therefore, run the engine for five minutes after the initial fill, shut the engine off, and then fill the cooling system to the bottom of the stand pipe in the radiator neck. ! WARNING Never check the coolant level when the engine is hot or the cooling system is under pressure. CAUTION After operating the ATV for the initial 510 minutes, stop the engine, allow the engine to cool down, and check the coolant level. Add coolant as necessary. Maintenance When operating in muddy conditions, it is extremely important to clean the radiator core frequently. Arctic Cat requires inspecting and/or flushing the radiator Checking/Filling core before each use to prevent overheat1. Remove the rubber access plug from ing resulting in severe engine damage. After cleaning, shine a light through the the front fender. radiator core while observing from the opposite side to determine if all dirt and debris have been removed. 59  NOTE: It is necessary to remove four machine screws securing the protective screen to the front of the radiator and move it forward to properly flush the radiator core. Make sure to secure the screen to the radiator after cleaning. CAUTION Failure to remove dirt and debris from the radiator prior to operating the ATV may cause overheating resulting in severe engine damage. 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. Shock Absorbers XR063  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 1 Spring Force Setting Load Soft Light 2 3 Each shock absorber should be visibly 4 checked weekly for excessive fluid leak5 Stronger Stiff Heavy age (some seal leakage may be observed but it does not indicate the shock is in need of replacement), cracks or breaks in General Lubrication the lower case, or a bent shock rod. If any one of these conditions is detected, Cables replacement is necessary. None of the cables require lubrication; however, it is advisable to lubricate the  NOTE: When the ATV is operated ends of the cables periodically with a in extremely cold weather (-23°C/- good cable lubricant. 10°F or colder), a small amount of leakage may be present. Unless the Engine/Transmission Oil leakage is excessive, replacement is and Filter not necessary.  NOTE: Refer to the recommended The shock absorber has a spring force oil viscosity chart (on page 56) in adjustment sleeve with five adjustment this manual for the proper engine oil. positions to allow the spring to be adjusted for different riding and loading conditions. Change the engine oil and oil filter at the If the spring action is too soft or too stiff, scheduled intervals. The engine should always be warm when the oil is changed adjust it according to the chart. so the oil will drain easily and completely. 1. Park the ATV on level ground. 2. Loosen the oil level stick. Be careful not to allow contaminates to enter the opening. 60 Front Differential and Rear Drive Gear Lubricant (Inspecting/Changing) Inspect and change the gear lubricant in each according to the Maintenance Schedule. When changing the lubricant, use approved SAE 80W-90 hypoid oil and use the following procedure. 1. Place the ATV on level ground. XR016A 3. Remove the drain plug from the bottom of the engine and drain the oil into a drain pan. 2. Remove each oil filler plug. 3. Drain the oil into a drain pan by removing in turn the drain plug from each. Front XR019A 733-441A 4. Using the oil filter wrench and a ratchet handle (or a socket or box-end wrench), remove the old oil filter and dispose of properly. Do not re-use oil filter. Rear  NOTE: Clean up any excess oil after removing the filter. 5. Apply oil to the new filter O-ring and check to make sure it is positioned correctly; then install the new oil filter. Tighten securely. 6. Install the engine drain plug and tighten it securely. Remove the oil filler plug being careful not to let contaminates enter the opening; then pour the recommended oil in the filler hole. Install the level stick. 7. Start the engine (while the ATV is outside on level ground) and allow it to idle for a few minutes. 8. Turn the engine off and wait approximately one minute. Recheck the oil level. XR017A 4. After all the oil has been drained, install the drain plugs and tighten securely. CAUTION Inspect the oil for any signs of metal filings or water. If found, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for servicing. 5. Pour recommended oil into each filler hole. 9. Inspect the area around the drain plug and oil filter for leaks. 61 Brake Lever Lock XR022A  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the CF301A use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants. Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the brake (when engaged) locks the wheels. 6. Install the filler plugs. Hydraulic Hand Brake ! WARNING 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 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 brake fluid reservoir. If the level in the reservoir is not visible in the sight glass, add DOT 4 brake fluid. CF295A  NOTE: If the sight glass appears dark, there is a sufficient amount of fluid in the reservoir. CAUTION Be careful not to spill any fluid when filling the brake fluid reservoir. Wipe away spilled fluid immediately. 62 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. 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. Brake Hoses Carefully inspect the hydraulic brake hoses for cracks or other damage. If found, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have the brake hoses replaced. Brake Pads The clearance between the brake pads and brake discs is adjusted automatically as the brake pads wear. The only maintenance that is required is replacement of the brake pads when they show excessive wear. Check the thickness of each of the brake pads as follows: 1. Remove a front wheel. 2. Measure the thickness of each brake pad. 3. If thickness of either brake pad is less than 1.0 mm (0.039 in.), take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer to have brake pads replaced. Protective Rubber Boots The protective boots should be inspected periodically according to the Maintenance Schedule. Ball Joint Boots (Upper and Lower/Right and Left) PR376B 4. Install the wheel and tighten using a crisscross pattern in 20 ft-lb increments to 40 ft-lb (steel wheels) or 80 ft-lb (aluminum wheels). Rear Foot Brake The rear foot brake must be maintained to be fully functional. XR011A 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels. ! WARNING Be sure to inspect the rear foot brake system before each use. Always maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule. 1. Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. The fluid level must be maintained between the MAX and MIN level marks. If the level in the reservoir is low, add DOT 4 brake fluid. 2. Remove both front wheels. 3. Inspect the four ball joint boots for cracks, tears, or perforations. 4. Check the ball joint for free-play by grasping the steering knuckle and turning it from side to side and up and down. 5. If boot damage is present or ball joint free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Tie Rod Boots (Inner and Outer/Right and Left) XR021A  NOTE: The brake fluid reservoir is located under the seat. 2. Press the rear foot brake several times to check for firmness. 3. If the brake is not firm, the system must be bled.  NOTE: Take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this service. XR057A 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels. 2. Remove both front wheels. 3. Inspect the four tie rod boots for cracks, tears, or perforations. 63 4. Check the tie rod end free-play by grasping the tie rod near the end and attempting to move it up and down. 5. If boot damage is present or tie rod end free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Drive Axle Boots Maintenance Charging  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of the CTEK Multi US 800 or the CTEK Multi US 3300 for battery maintenance charging. Maintenance charging is required on all batteries not used for more than two weeks or as required by battery drain. 1. When charging a battery in the vehicle, be sure the ignition switch is in the OFF position. 2. Clean the battery terminals with a solution of baking soda and water.  NOTE: The sealing strip should NOT be removed and NO fluid should be added. XR058A 1. Inspect all drive axle boots for cracks, tears, or perforations. 2. If boot damage is present, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Battery The battery is located under the seat. After being in service, batteries require regular cleaning and recharging in order to deliver peak performance and maximum service life. The following procedures are recommended for cleaning and maintaining a sealed battery. Always read and follow instructions provided with battery chargers and battery products.  NOTE: Refer to all warnings and cautions provided with the battery or battery maintainer/charger. Loss of battery charge may be caused by ambient temperature, ignition OFF current draw, corroded terminals, self discharge, frequent start/stops, and short engine run times. Frequent winch usage, snowplowing, extended low RPM operation, short trips, and high amperage accessory usage are also reasons for battery discharge. 64 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 of the battery; then connect the black terminal lead of the charger to the negative terminal of the battery.  NOTE: Optional battery charging adapters are available from your authorized Arctic Cat dealer to connect directly to your vehicle from the recommended chargers to simplify the maintenance charging process. Check with your authorized Arctic Cat dealer for proper installation of these charging adapter connectors. 5. Plug the battery charger into a 110volt electrical outlet. 6. If using the CTEK Multi US 800, there are no further buttons to push. If using the CTEK Multi US 3300, press the Mode button (A) at the left of the charger until the Maintenance Charge Icon (B) at the bottom illuminates. The Normal Charge Indicator (C) should illuminate on the upper portion of the battery charger. 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 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. maintainer/charger will charge the battery to 95% capacity at which time the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) will illu6. The battery will charge to 95% of its minate and the maintainer/charger capacity at which time the Maintewill change to pulse/float maintenance Charge Indicator (D) will illunance. If the battery falls below 12.9 minate. DC volts, the charger will automatically start again at the first step of  NOTE: For optimal charge and the charge sequence. performance, leave the charger connected to the battery for a minimum 1 hour after the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) illuminates. If the battery becomes hot to the touch, stop charging. Resume after it has cooled. 7. Once the battery has reached full charge, unplug the charger from the 110-volt electrical outlet.  NOTE: If, after charging, the battery does not perform to operator  NOTE: Not using a battery char- expectations, bring the battery to ger with the proper float mainte- an authorized Arctic Cat dealer for nance will damage the battery if further troubleshooting. connected over extended periods. 3300A Charging Jump-Starting  NOTE: Arctic Cat does not recom- mend jump-starting a vehicle with a dead battery but rather to remove the battery, service it, and correctly charge it; however, in an emergency, it may be necessary to jump-start a 1. Be sure the battery and terminals vehicle. If so, use the following prohave been cleaned with a baking cedure to carefully and safely complete this procedure. soda and water solution.  NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of the CTEK Multi US 800 or the CTEK Multi US 3300 for battery maintenance charging.  NOTE: The sealing strip should NOT be removed and NO fluid should be added. 2. Be sure the charger and battery are in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the charger is unplugged from the 110volt electrical outlet. ! 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. 65 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. 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). 2. Inspect the battery for any signs of electrolyte leaks, loose terminals, or bulging sides. Leaking or bulging battery cases may indicate a frozen or shorted battery. ! WARNING If any of these conditions exist, DO NOT attempt a jump-start, boost, or charge the battery. An explosion could occur causing serious injury. 0744-527  NOTE: Some jumper cables may 3. Inspect the vehicle to be used for be the same color but the clamps or jump-starting to determine if voltage ends will be color-coded red and and ground polarity are compatible. black. The vehicle must have a 12-volt DC, 7. Attach one clamp of the negative negative ground electrical system. (black) jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal (3) of the good battery CAUTION (B); then attach the other clamp of the Always make sure the electrical sysnegative (black) jumper cable (4) to tems are of the same voltage and an unpainted metal surface (A) on the ground polarity prior to connecting engine or frame well away from the jumper cables. If not, severe electridead battery and fuel system compocal damage may occur. nents. 4. Move the vehicle to be used for the jump-start close enough to ensure the ! WARNING jumper cables easily reach; then shift into neutral, set and lock the brakes, Never make the final connection to a shut off all electrical accessories, and battery as a spark could ignite hydrogen gases causing an explosion of turn the ignition switch OFF. the battery resulting in acid burns or  NOTE: Make sure all switches on blindness. 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. 66 8. Stand well away from the dead battery and start the vehicle with the good battery. Allow the vehicle to run for several minutes applying some charge to the dead battery. 9. Start the vehicle with the dead battery and allow it to run for several minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables. 10. Remove the jumper cables in opposite order of hook-up (4, 3, 2, 1). Be careful not to short cables against bare metal.  NOTE: Have the battery and electrical system checked prior to operating the vehicle again. Spark Plug ATV0052B When installing the spark plug, be sure to tighten it securely. A new spark plug should be tightened 1/2 turn once the washer contacts the cylinder head. A used spark plug should be tightened 1/8 1/4 turn once the washer contacts the cylinder head. 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. Consult Throttle Cable an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer if the Adjustment plug insulator is not a light brown color. To help prevent cold weather fouling, To adjust the throttle cable free-play: make sure to thoroughly warm up the 1. Loosen the jam nut from the throttle engine before operating. cable adjuster. To maintain a hot, strong spark, keep the 2. Slide the rubber boot away and turn the plug free of carbon. adjuster until the throttle lever has proper free-play of 3-6 mm (1/8-1/4 in.). Before removing the spark plug, be sure to clean the area around the spark plug. If you do not, dirt could enter engine when removing or installing the spark plug. CF297A ATV-0051 3. Tighten the jam nut against the throttle cable adjuster securely; then slide the rubber boot over the adjuster. Adjust the gap to specified amount (see appropriate specifications chart) for Air Filter proper ignition. Use a feeler gauge to The air filter inside the air filter housing check the gap. must be clean to provide good engine power and gas mileage. If the ATV is used under normal conditions, service the filter at the intervals specified in the Maintenance Schedule. If operated in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions, inspect and service the filter more frequently. 67 CAUTION Failure to inspect the air filter frequently if the ATV is used in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions can damage the engine. 5. Slide the pre-filter over the closed end of the new filter and install into the housing. Tighten the clamp securely. 6. Install the air filter housing cover and secure with the clips. 7. Install the seat. 1. Remove the seat; then remove the Air Filter Housing Drain clips securing the air filter housing Inspect the drain beneath the main houscover. ing for debris and for proper sealing. XR002A XR055A 2. Loosen the clamp securing the air filter to the inside of the housing; then Draining V-Belt Cover remove the filter.  NOTE: If the ATV has been driven through water, the V-belt cover must be drained of any water. 1. Place the ATV on a level surface. 2. Remove the drain bolt from the cover and allow the water to drain out. XR029A 3. Carefully remove the pre-filter from the air filter. If the air filter is dirty, it must be replaced. XR014A 3. Shift the range lever to the neutral position; then start the engine. 4. Increase and decrease engine RPM several times to “blow out” any water; then stop the engine. XR049 4. Using an air hose, clean the pre-filter. 5. Install the drain bolt and tighten securely.  NOTE: The V-belt and pulleys should be inspected every 500 miles and the belt replaced (if necessary). 68 Tires ! WARNING ! WARNING Always use the size and type of tires as specified. Refer to the appropriate Specifications Chart for proper tire inflation pressure, and always maintain proper tire inflation pressure. Tire Tread Condition The use of worn-out tires on an ATV is very dangerous. A tire is considered to be worn out when the depth of the tread is less than 3 mm (1/8 in.). Be sure to replace the tires before reaching this minimum specification. Use only Arctic Cat approved tires when replacing tires. Failure to do so could result in unstable ATV operation. Tubeless Tire Repair Should a leak or flat tire occur due to a puncture, the tire may be repaired using a plug-type repair. If the damage is from a cut or if the puncture cannot be repaired using a plug, the tire must be replaced. When operating the ATV in areas where transportation or service facilities are not readily available, it is strongly recommended to carry a 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. 3. Elevate the ATV. 4. Remove the lug nuts. 0732-649 ! WARNING The use of worn-out tires can be dangerous and can increase the risk of an accident. Tire Replacement The ATV has low-pressure tubeless tires. Air is sealed by the contact surfaces of the inner wheel rim and the tire bead. If either the inner wheel rim or tire bead is damaged, air may leak. Be extremely careful not to damage these areas when replacing tires. 5. Remove the wheel. 6. Install the wheel and install the lug nuts. 7. Tighten the nuts in a crisscross pattern in 20 ft-lb increments to 40 ft-lb (steel wheels) or 80 ft-lb (aluminum wheels). 8. Remove the jack. Muffler/Spark Arrester The muffler has a spark arrester which must be periodically cleaned. At the intervals shown in the Maintenance It is very important to use the proper Schedule, clean the spark arrester using tools when repairing or replacing tires to the following procedure. prevent damage to the tire bead or wheel rims. If proper tools and related items are ! WARNING not available, have this maintenance peruntil the muffler cools to avoid formed by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV Wait burns. dealer or a qualified tire repair station. 1. Remove the cap screws securing the CAUTION spark arrester assembly to the muffler. When breaking the tire bead loose from the wheel, be extremely careful not to damage the inner wheel surface or the tire bead. 69 2. Connect the new headlight bulb to the wiring harness and insert into headlight assembly. Turn clockwise to secure the bulb.  NOTE: On the Limited models, the headlight is a non-serviceable component; it must be replaced as an assembly. CF105A 1. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors (A), remove the headlight adjustment screw (B), and release the clips (C); then remove the headlight assembly. CF104 2. Using a suitable brush, clean the carbon deposits from the screen taking care not to damage the screen. XR065A damaged in any way, it must be replaced. 2. Install the new headlight assembly, secure with clips and adjustment screw, and connect the wiring harness. 3. Install the spark arrester assembly and secure with the cap screws. Tighten cap screws to 48 in.-lb. 3. Adjust the headlight (see Checking/ Adjusting Headlight Aim in this subsection. Light Bulb Replacement To replace the taillight, use the following procedure.  NOTE: If the screen or gasket is To replace the headlight bulb on the Standard/XT models, use the following pro-  NOTE: The taillight is a non-sercedure. viceable component; it must be 1. Rotate the back of the headlight bulb counterclockwise, disconnect the wiring harness, and discard the bulb. replaced as an assembly. 1. Disconnect the wiring harness and remove the three screws securing the taillight; then discard the taillight. XR065C XR020A 70 2. Insert the taillight into position and secure with existing screws. Tighten the screws securely; then connect the wiring harness. Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim The headlights can be adjusted vertically and horizontally. The geometric center of the HIGH beam light zone is to be used for vertical and horizontal aiming. 1. Position the ATV on a level floor so the headlights are approximately 6.1 m (20 ft) from an aiming surface (wall or similar aiming surface). XR065B Fuses The fuses are located in a power distribution module on the right side of the ATV behind the access panel. If there is any type of electrical system failure, always check the fuses first. 0748-548  NOTE: There should be an average operating load on the ATV when adjusting the headlight aim. 2. Measure the distance from the floor to the mid-point of each headlight. 3. Using the measurements obtained in step 2, make horizontal marks on the aiming surface. XR001 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. 4. Make vertical marks which intersect NOTE: To remove the fuse, comthe horizontal marks on the aiming sur-  press the locking tabs on either side face directly in front of the headlights. of the fuse cover and lift out. 5. Switch on the lights. Make sure the HIGH beam is on. DO NOT USE LOW BEAM. 6. Observe each headlight beam aim. Proper aim is when the most intense beam is centered on the vertical mark 5 cm (2 in.) below the horizontal mark on the aiming surface. 4411-131 7. To adjust the headlights, loosen the adjustment knob. After proper adjustment is achieved, tighten the knob securely. 71 Electrical Output Terminals Two output terminals for electrical accessories are located on the front and rear wiring harnesses. The accessory plug is located on the instrument pod. CAUTION Always use electrical accessories less than 180W. Storage Compartment/ Tools A basic tool kit is provided with the ATV. Maintain the tool kit with the ATV at all times. 72 XR002B The storage compartment is above the engine in front of the seat. Preparation for Storage CAUTION 4. Plug the hole in the exhaust system with a clean cloth. Prior to storing the ATV, it must be properly serviced to prevent rusting and component deterioration. 5. Apply light oil to the upper steering post bushing and plungers of the shock absorbers. Arctic Cat recommends the following procedure to prepare the ATV for storage. An authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer should perform this service; however, the owner/operator may perform this service if desired. 6. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws, and screws. Make sure rivets holding components together are tight. Replace all loose rivets. Care must be taken that all calibrated nuts, cap screws, and bolts are tightened to specifications. 1. Clean the seat cushion (cover and base) with a damp cloth and allow to dry. 2. Clean the ATV thoroughly by washing dirt, oil, grass, and other foreign matter from the entire ATV. Allow the ATV to dry thoroughly. DO NOT get water into any part of the engine or air intake. 3. Either drain the gas tank or add a fuel stabilizer to the gas in the gas tank. Remove the air filter housing cover and air filter. Start the engine and allow it to idle; then using Arctic Cat Engine Preserver, rapidly inject the preserver into the air filter opening for a period of 10 to 20 seconds. Install the air filter and housing cover. CAUTION If the interior of the air filter housing is dirty, clean the area before starting the engine. 7. Fill the cooling system to the bottom of the stand pipe in the radiator neck with properly mixed coolant. 8. Disconnect the battery cables (negative cable first); then remove the battery, clean the battery posts and cables, and store in a clean, dry area.  NOTE: For storage, use a battery maintainer or make sure the battery is fully charged (see Battery section in this manual). 9. Store the ATV indoors in a level position. CAUTION Avoid storing outside in direct sunlight and avoid using a plastic cover as moisture will collect on the ATV causing rusting. 73 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. CAUTION Before installing the battery, make sure the ignition switch is in the OFF position. 7. Check the entire brake systems (fluid level, pads, etc.), all controls, headlights, taillight, brakelight, and headlight aim; adjust or replace if necessary. 3. Check all control wires and cables for signs of wear or fraying. Replace if necessary. 8. Check the tire pressure. Inflate to recommended pressure as necessary. 4. Change the engine/transmission oil and filter. 9. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws, and screws making sure all calibrated nuts, cap screws, and bolts are tightened to specifications. 5. Check the coolant level and add properly mixed coolant as necessary. 6. Charge the battery; then install. Connect the battery cables making sure to connect the positive cable first. 10. Make sure the steering moves freely and does not bind. 11. Check the spark plug. Clean or replace as necessary. 12. Follow the recommendations found in the pre-start inspection. 74 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 # ( ) ___________________________________ Email __________________________________________ 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. 75 Fold Back - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP Place Stamp Here ARCTIC CAT INC. PRODUCT SERVICE AND WARRANTY DEPT. P.O. BOX 810 THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701 Maintenance Record DATE MILEAGE SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES 77 NOTES 78 Identification Numbers Record The key identification number is stamped on the key as shown in the illustration. Record this number in the space provided for reference if you ever need a new key. Record the Vehicle Identification Number and Engine Serial Number in the spaces provided to assist you in ordering parts from your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or for reference in case the ATV is stolen. 1. Key Identification Number: 2. Vehicle Identification Number: 3. Engine Serial Number: ! WARNING Improper ATV use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH ALWAYS USE NEVER USE AN APPROVED ON PUBLIC HELMET AND ROADS PROTECTIVE GEAR NEVER CARRY NEVER USE PASSENGERS WITH DRUGS OR ALCOHOL NEVER operate: • without proper training or instruction • at speeds too fast for your skills or the conditions • on public roads - a collision can occur with another vehicle • with a passenger - passengers affect balance and steering and increase risk of losing control ALWAYS: • use proper riding techniques to avoid vehicle overturns on hills and rough terrain and in turns • avoid paved surfaces - pavement may seriously affect handling and control LOCATE AND READ OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS © 2014 Arctic Cat Inc. ®TM Trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 p/n 2260-349