ATVs & Accessories - Arctic Cat - 2014 Arctic Cat TBX 700
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700 DIESEL 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. NOTE: High altitude and temperature adversely affect the power output of this diesel engine. Operation above 5500 ft is not recommended. Keep this Operator’s Manual with your ATV at all times. This Arctic Cat 700 Diesel Operator’s Manual should be considered a permanent part of the ATV and must remain with the ATV at the time of This Arctic Cat ATV is equipped with a resale. If the ATV changes ownership rear rack. An optional Diesel/TRV Seat more than once, contact Arctic Cat Inc., Kit (p/n 1436-028) is available from an Service Department, P.O. Box 810, Thief authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. River Falls, MN 56701, for proper registration information. ! WARNING Never carry a passenger without the optional passenger seat installed. Your 2-Up ATV can be hazardous to operate. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions. 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 WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. For your safety, it is important all operators be properly trained to operate an For your safety and the safety of a pas- ATV. Training is available: U.S. owners, senger, it is important to understand and call 800-887-2887; Canadian owners, follow all the warnings contained in this call 613-739-1535. Operator’s Manual and the labels on your Pour votre sécurité, il est importante que ATV. tout opérateur est formé correctement pour opérer un VTT. Un cours d’instruction est disponible: pour les propriétaires canadiens, composez le 613-739-1535. Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations: ! 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® 700 Diesel. Built with American engineering and manufacturing knowhow, it is designed to provide superior ride, comfort, utility, and dependable service. This Operator’s Manual is furnished to make sure that the operator is aware of safe operating procedures. It also 1411-930A includes information about the general Division II of this manual covers operacare and maintenance of your ATV. tor-related maintenance, operating Carefully read the following pages. If instructions, and storage instructions. If you have any questions regarding this major repair or service is ever required, ATV, contact an authorized Arctic Cat contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV ATV dealer for assistance. Remember, dealer for professional service. only authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealers have the knowledge and facilities to pro- At the time of publication, all information and illustrations in Division II were vide you with the best service possible. technically correct. Some illustrations used in Division II are used for clarity Protect Your Sport purposes only and are not designed to • Know all local, state/provincial riding depict actual conditions. Because Arctic Cat Inc. constantly refines and improves laws, its products, no retroactive obligation is • Respect your ATV, and incurred. • Respect the environment, and • You will gain respect of others. We also advise you to strictly follow the recommended maintenance program as outlined. This preventive maintenance program is designed to ensure that all critical components on this ATV are thoroughly inspected at various intervals. All information in this manual is based on the latest product data and specifications available at the time of printing. Arctic Cat Inc. reserves the right to make product changes and improvements which may affect illustrations or explanations without notice. Parts and Accessories When in need of replacement parts, oil, or accessories for your Arctic Cat TRV, be sure to use only GENUINE ARCTIC CAT PARTS, OIL, AND ACCESSORIES. Only genuine Arctic Cat parts, oil, and accessories are engineered to meet the standards and requirements of your Arctic Cat TRV. For a complete list of accessories, refer to the current Arctic Cat Accessory Catalog. 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. TREAD LIGHTLY! ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND OFFICIAL SPONSOR ® 1 Table of Contents Foreword................................................. 1 Parts and Accessories .......................... 1 DIVISION 1 - SAFETY 2-Up ATV Safety Alert............................ 5 Hangtags & Warning Information......... 6 Rider Training Course ........................... 7 Warning Labels ...................................8-9 Warnings .........................................10-18 Prevention .......................................19-22 Safe Riding Clothing and Gear (Operator and Passenger) ............. 19 Condition of the ATV........................... 20 T-CLOC ........................................ 20 First Aid and Survival ......................... 22 Active Riding........................................ 23 Sound Judgment ............................24-29 Environment ....................................... 24 Those Around You .............................. 25 Equipment .......................................... 26 Load Capacity Ratings ....................... 27 Speedrack .......................................... 27 Personal Choices ............................... 27 SIPDE .......................................... 29 Supervision .......................................... 30 Taking Responsibility .......................... 30 Inexperienced Riders ................... 30 Experienced Riders...................... 30 DIVISION II OPERATION/ MAINTENANCE Specifications ...................................... 31 Location of Parts and Controls ..........32 ATV Operation.................................33-43 Basic Operating Maneuvers ............... 33 Starting the Engine ...................... 33 Starting A Cold Engine ................ 33 Handling the ATV (Active Riding Techniques) ..................................... 35 Tips..................................................... 41 General Information........................44-53 TRV Identification Numbers................ 44 Ignition Switch/key .............................. 44 Control Locations and Functions ........ 44 Indicator Lights ................................... 47 Speedometer/LCD.............................. 47 Fuel/Vent Hoses ................................. 48 Level Stick (Engine Oil) ...................... 48 Level Stick (Transmission Lubricant) .. 49 Safety Flag Bracket ............................ 49 Rear Rack........................................... 49 2 Rack Loading (Front and Rear) .......... 50 Rear Seat (Optional)........................... 50 Front Seat Lock .................................. 50 Trailering and Towing .......................... 51 Transporting........................................ 51 Fuel-Oil-Lubricant ............................... 52 Engine Break-in .................................. 53 Burnishing Brake Pads ....................... 53 General Maintenance ..................... 54-70 Maintenance Schedule ....................... 55 Liquid Cooling System........................ 56 Shock Absorbers ................................ 56 General Lubrication ............................ 57 Hydraulic Hand Brake......................... 59 Brake Fluid ................................... 59 Brake Lever Lock ......................... 59 Brake Hoses................................. 59 Brake Pads................................... 59 Rear Foot Brake ................................. 60 Protective Rubber Boots..................... 60 Battery ................................................ 61 Fuel Filter............................................ 64 Idle RPM............................................. 64 Throttle Cable Adjustment .................. 64 Air Filter .............................................. 65 Draining V-Belt Cover ......................... 66 Tires.................................................... 66 Wheel Removal .................................. 67 Muffler/Spark Arrester ........................ 67 Light Bulb Replacement ..................... 68 Checking/Adjusting Headlight Aim ..... 68 Fuses.................................................. 69 Electrical Output Terminals................. 69 Tool Storage Tray/Storage Compartment................................ 69 Preparation For Storage......................71 Preparation After Storage ...................72 Limited Warranty..................................73 Warranty Procedure/Owner Responsibility...................................74 Change of Address, Ownership, or Warranty Transfer.............................75 Arctic Cat ATV Emission Control Warranty Statement (California Only) ............................................. 77 U.S. EPA Diesel Emission Control Statement/Warranty Coverage (U.S. Only) ..................................................78 Declaration of Conformity ...................79 Maintenance Record ............................80 Identification Numbers Record.... Inside Back Cover Division I - Safety A 2-Up 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. Never operate up or down hills steeper than 25°. • Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. • Always follow proper procedures for going down hills and for braking on hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle which would cause the ATV to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible. • Always follow proper procedures for crossing the side of a hill as described in this manual. Avoid hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning techniques described in this manual on level ground. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if possible. • Always use proper procedures if you stall or roll backward when climbing a hill. To avoid stalling, maintain a steady speed when climbing a hill. If you stall or roll backwards, follow the special procedure for braking described in this manual. Dismount on the uphill side or to either side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and mount following the procedure described in this manual. • Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area. Never attempt to operate over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. Always follow proper procedures when operating over obstacles as described in this manual. • Always be careful of skidding or sliding. On slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control. • Never operate the ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them lightly several times to let friction dry out the pads. • Always be sure there are no obstacles or people behind you when you operate in reverse. When it is safe to proceed in reverse, go slowly. Avoid turning at sharp angles in reverse. • Always use the size and type tires specified in this manual. Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this manual. • Never improperly install or improperly use accessories on this ATV. • Never install a twist grip throttle on this ATV. • Never exceed the stated load capacity for this ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed and follow instructions in this manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer and allow greater distance for braking. • No one under the age of 16 should operate this ATV. Some operators at the age of 16 may not be able to operate the ATV safely. Parents should supervise the use of the ATV at all times. Parents should permit continued use only if they determine that the operator has the ability to operate the ATV safely. • Never carry a passenger under the age of 12. • Never carry a passenger who cannot place both feet on the footrests and who cannot securely hold onto the handholds. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 3 A 2-Up ATV Is Not A Toy And Can Be Hazardous To Operate. FOR MORE INFORMATION TRV Passenger ABOUT TRV SAFETY, contact your Instructions local Arctic Cat ATV dealer or 1- Operator, tell your passenger to: 613-739-1535 (Canada). • Hold firmly onto the handholds. • Keep both feet on the footrests even when stopped. • Stay directly behind you leaning as you lean. 4 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 2-Up ATV Safety Alert You should be aware that A 2-Up ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. A TRV handles differently from other vehicles, including motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills and over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions. To Avoid Death Or Severe Personal Injury: * Always read the Operator’s Manual carefully and follow the operating procedures described. Pay special attention to the warnings contained in the manual and on all labels. * Never operate the ATV without proper instruction. Take a training course. Beginners should complete a training course. * Never allow anyone under 16 years old to operate an Arctic Cat TRV. * Never operate the ATV on pavement. The ATV is not designed to be used on paved surfaces and may be difficult to control. * Never operate the ATV on a public road, even a dirt or gravel one, because you may not be able to avoid colliding with another ATV. Also, operating the ATV on a public road may be against the law. ! WARNING * Never operate the 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 the ATV. * Never operate the ATV at excessive speeds. Go at a speed which is proper for the terrain, visibility conditions, and your experience. * Never attempt to do wheelies, jumps, or other stunts. * Always be careful when operating the ATV, especially when approaching hills, turns, and obstacles and when operating on unfamiliar or rough terrain. * Never lend the ATV to anyone who has not taken a training course. * Always inspect the ATV each time you use it to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this manual. * Always keep both hands on the handlebar grips (operator)/handholds (passenger) and both feet firmly planted on the footrests of the ATV during operation. Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 5 Hangtags & Warning Information This Arctic Cat TRV comes with hangtags and several labels containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding. The labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Arctic Cat ATV dealer for a replacement. 2258-417 2257-873 Pour commander des Etiquettes de Mise en Garde gratuites, voyez votre détaillant de autorisé VTT Arctic Cat pour le numéro de pièce 1436-799. 6 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Rider Training Course Arctic Cat sponsors a free Rider Training Course to teach ATV riding skills or to reinforce current riding skills. First-time purchasers without any previous ATV riding experience will receive a $100.00 coupon from Arctic Cat through the SVIA/ASI after completing the training course (U.S. owners only, one incentive, and free rider training courses for appropriate immediate family members per ATV purchase). See an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for details or call (800) 887-2887 for training course information. In Canada, the Canada Safety Council (CSC) provides an ATV Rider’s Course to teach safe ATV operating skills. They also provide a special ATV Rider’s Course for children under 14 years of age with parental supervision. Call the CSC at 1-613-739-1535 ext. 227 for more details. Also available is a bilingual computer-based safety training program on a CD-ROM from CATV - call toll-free at 1-877-470-2288. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, in the U.S., call the Consumer Product Safety Commission at (800) 638-2772 or the ATV Distibutors’ Safety Hotline at (800) 8525344 or in Canada, call the Canada Safety Council at 1-613-7391535 ext. 227. 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 Visit the Arctic Cat Inc. website at 14 ans avec la surveillance d’un parent. www.arcticcat.com for additional prodCommuniquez avec le CSC en com- uct information. posant le: 1-613-739-1535, poste 227 pour de plus amples informations. Un programme de formation bilingue informatisé sur la sécurité est aussi disponible sur disque optique compact par CATV; composez sans frais le: 1-877-470-2288. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 7 Warning Labels An Arctic Cat ATV comes with several labels containing important safety information. Anyone who rides the ATV should read and understand this information before riding. The labels should be considered as permanent parts of the ATV. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Arctic Cat ATV dealer for a replacement. NOTE: The location and content of labels on the ATV you have purchased may differ from those shown on this page. DE053C 8 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warning Labels DE052B ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 9 Warnings NOTE: The illustrations in this Warnings sub-section apply to an operator and a passenger even though some may show only the operator. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV without proper instruction. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The risk of an accident is greatly increased if the operator does not know how to operate the ATV properly in different situations and on different types of terrain. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Beginning and inexperienced operators should complete the certified training course offered. They should then regularly practice the skills learned in the course and the operating techniques described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Allowing anyone under age 16 to operate this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of the ATV by children can lead to severe injury or death of the child. Children under the age of 16 may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment needed to operate the ATV safely and may be involved in a serious accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD A child under 16 should never operate this ATV. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on paved surfaces. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV’s tires are designed for off-road use only, not for use on pavement. Paved surfaces may seriously affect handling and control of the ATV and may cause the ATV to go out of control. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD 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. 10 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Carrying a passenger under the age of 12 on this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause an accident, resulting in injury or death to you and/or your passenger. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never carry a passenger under the age of 12. The passenger must allow the operator to shift positions as needed during operation, must always keep feet on the footrests, and must always keep hands on handholds. Never Carry More Than One Passenger. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You can collide with another vehicle. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate this ATV on any public street, road, or highway, even a dirt or gravel one. In many states it is illegal to operate the ATV on public streets, roads, or highways. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD 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. 11 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 or riding as a passenger on this ATV without wearing an approved helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Operating or riding as a passenger on this ATV without an approved helmet increases your chances of a severe head injury or death in the event of an accident. Operating or riding as a passenger on this ATV without eye protection can result in an accident and increases your chances of a severe injury in the event of an accident. Operating or riding as a passenger on this ATV without protective clothing increases your chances of severe injury in the event of an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always wear an approved helmet that fits properly. You should also wear: Eye protection (goggles or face shield) Gloves Boots Long sleeved shirt or jacket Long pants ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Turning improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV could go out of control, causing a collision or rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this Operator’s Manual. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed. 12 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to inspect the ATV before operating. Failure to properly maintain the ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure the ATV is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Removing hands from handlebar grips (operator)/handholds (passenger) or feet from the footrests during operation. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the ATV or could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the ATV. If you remove a foot from the footrest, your foot or leg may come into contact with the wheels, which could injure you or cause an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always keep both hands on the handlebar grips (operator)/handholds (passenger) and both feet on the footrests of your ATV during operation. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly operating in reverse. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You could hit an obstacle or person behind you, resulting in serious injury. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Before you engage reverse gear, make sure there are no obstacles or people behind you. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD 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 Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 13 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 Failure to use extra care when operating on rough, slippery, or loose terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of traction or control, which could result in an accident including a rollover. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Do not operate on rough, slippery, or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the ATV on such terrain. Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improperly 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. 14 ! 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 Climbing hills improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this Operator’s Manual. Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. The ATV could flip over backwards. Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop, or another ATV or person could be on the other side of the hill. Never operate up or down hills steeper than 25°. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 15 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire pressure. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use of improper tires on the ATV, or operation of the ATV with improper or uneven tire pressure, may cause loss of control increasing your risk of accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always use the size and type tires specified in this Operator’s Manual for this ATV. Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Skidding or sliding. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You may lose control of the ATV. You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the ATV to overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at slow speeds and on level, smooth terrain. On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV through deep or fast flowing water. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Tires may float, causing loss of traction and loss of control, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate the ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than the footrests. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping capability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to dry out the pads. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV at excessive speeds. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases your chances of 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. 16 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Stalling, rolling backwards, or improperly dismounting while climbing a hill. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could result in the ATV overturning. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Use proper gear and maintain steady speed when climbing a hill. If you lose all forward speed: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes. Engage the brake lever lock after you are stopped. If you begin rolling backwards: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes while rolling backwards. When fully stopped, engage the brake lever lock. Have the passenger dismount on uphill side or to a side if pointed straight uphill; then the operator should dismount on uphill side or to a side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and mount following the procedure described in this Operator’s Manual. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause changes in handling, which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never exceed the stated load capacity for the ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed when carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking. Always follow the instructions in this Operator’s Manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 17 Warnings ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improper modifications. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Improper installation of accessories or modification of the ATV may cause changes in handling which, in some situations, could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never modify the ATV through improper installation or improper use of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this ATV should be genuine Arctic Cat components designed for use on the ATV and should be installed and used according to instructions. Never install a twist grip throttle. If you have questions, consult an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer. ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating the ATV with improperly installed passenger seat. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The passenger seat could shift or separate from the ATV causing the passenger to fall from the vehicle resulting in serious injury or death. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always check the seat latches to make sure they are properly engaged and locked before operating the ATV. ! WARNING 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. 18 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Prevention Overview Gloves When using this ATV, prevention is the name of the game. “Had you only known” something could go wrong, you would have prevented it. If you don’t notice your conditions and surroundings before riding your ATV, you give up control over the situation. Using ATV prevention techniques helps you forecast potential hazards before they injure you or damage your ATV. Your hands are targets for flying objects and branches. Along with providing skin protection, gloves will shield your hands from harsh weather. Wear gloves that are weather resistant and have a gripping surface to keep them from sliding off the handlebars. Off-road style gloves with knuckle pads are the best for comfort and protection. Following the safety instructions and warnings in this manual will help you “P.A.S.S.” the safety test. P.A.S.S. stands for “Prevention,” “Active Riding,” “Sound Judgment,” and “Supervision.” Remembering P.A.S.S. and what it stands for will help you have a safe, predictable ride every time you go out on your ATV. Boots/Ankle Protection Safe Riding Clothing and Gear (Operator and Passenger) Always wear clothing suited to the type of riding you are doing. TRV riding requires special protective clothing which will make you feel more comfortable and reduce chances of injury. 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 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 ATV-0004 You’ll find it important to dress correctly for riding in order to prevent scraped skin and serious head injuries. It’s easy and could save you time in the long run not having to contend with an injury. Of course, it also makes sense to remember the seasons. Wear a hat under your helmet and a snowmobile suit in the winter and lighter, protective clothing in the summer. Following is the minimum protection you need to wear during every ride: ! WARNING DOCUMENT#: N490117A1 CITY/STATE: N. HUNTINGDON, PA SEX: M AGE: 6 BODY PART: HEAD DATE ACCIDENT: 14-06-94 DISPOSITION: DOA SYNOPSIS: The 6 year old male victim died from blunt force trauma to the head when the 4-wheel ATV on which he was a passenger struck a rock on a hill connecting two roads and flipped over backwards onto the victim, shattering his bicycle helmet. The victim was life-flighted to the hospital and died that night. The driver of the ATV, the victim’s 29 year old father, sustained minor injuries, but wasn’t treated. Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 19 Prevention Helmets should have one of these: 1. DOT label 2. Snell label 3. ANSI Z90.1 label Remember, your helmet won’t do you any good if the chin strap isn’t fastened. Eye Protection Wear eye protection, such as goggles, to completely surround your eyes to prevent getting dirt or other items in your eyes. Do not depend on sunglasses for proper eye protection. Sunglasses are not recommended; they don’t prevent objects from flying in through the sides. Long Pants and Long Sleeved Shirt These helmets should provide full-face The goal is to protect your body from protection. branches, long grass, airborne objects, or If you drop or damage your helmet, get a anything else that could scrape your skin. new one immediately. Your helmet may The more thick and durable the material, not protect your head from injury if it has the better protection it’ll provide. Riding cracks, fissures, or other damage to its pants with kneepads, a jersey, and shoulder pads provide the best protection. outside or core padding. Condition of the ATV The second step in Prevention is checking the condition of your ATV. Chances are good that you’ll be using your ATV in some rough terrain, and there’s no way you want your brakes to go out when riding downhill. You need to check the following parts on your ATV before every ride. 1. Tires and Wheels 4. Oil and Fuel 2. Controls and Cables 5. Chassis 3. Lights and Electric 6. Miscellaneous Items One easy way to remember what parts you need to check is by using the acronym “TCLOC.” It stands for: T C L O C TIRES AND WHEELS CONTROLS AND CABLES LIGHTS AND ELECTRIC OIL AND FUEL CHASSIS 1. Tires And Wheels While checking the tire pressure, inspect Correct tire pressure is crucial. Consult the tread and sidewalls of the tires for the General Maintenance section of this cracks, cuts, or other damage that could Operator’s Manual for tire pressure indicate they need to be replaced. guidelines. Incorrect tire pressure can cause poor handling, instability, and a loss of ATV control. Check: 1. Tire pressure 2. Tire surface (tread and sidewalls) 20 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Prevention 2. Controls and Cables 3. Lights and Electric With the engine running and brake applied, check all transmission posi- Turn the hi-beam and lo-beam on and off to make sure they work. At the same tions: forward, neutral, and reverse. time, verify the taillight and brakelight Check: work. Also, check the status/warning 1. Forward indicators (reverse, neutral, and hi-lo 2. Neutral beam) on the LCD when you start the 3. Reverse ATV. Don’t drive the ATV unless all systems are working. Check the ignition switch and engine stop switch. A. Brakes Squeeze your hand brake lever. If it feels Check: soft or “squishy,” it could be low on fluid or 1. Hi-beam have a leak — refer to the General Mainte2. Lo-beam nance section of this Operator’s Manual for 3. Taillight/brakelight instructions. Don’t use the ATV until the 4. Status/warning indicators 5. Ignition switch brakes are operating normally. 6. Engine stop switch Check: 1. Hand brake lever 2. Rear foot brake 3. Brake lever lock 4. Oil and Fuel 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. 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 Start with a full tank of fuel before every ride, and while you’re at it, top off the oil. Don’t forget to check for fluid leaks around the ATV. Watch the overheat lamp to ensure the engine coolant level is adequate. Check: 1. Fuel 2. Oil 3. Fluid leaks 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. Verify there is no binding, restrictions, freeplay, or looseness in steering components. Check: 1. 2. 3. 4. ! WARNING Suspension arms Shock springs Fenders Steering Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 21 Prevention 6. Miscellaneous Items Water 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. 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. Check: 1. Air filter 2. Battery 3. Tighten parts, nuts, and bolts Identification • • • • Maps/GPS (Global Positioning System) If something does happen to you, the emergency personnel will want to know who you are and whom to contact. It’s First Aid and Survival possible you may be in no condition to give them that information. Put your I.D. You need to prepare for the unexpected. in your pocket before you ride. Without Emergencies and accidents are traumatic it, you’re anonymous. enough, but they’re even worse when you’re not prepared for them. At the min- Cellular Phone imum during every ATV ride, you should It may be necessary to make an urgent have the following items on board: phone call. Tools Water Identification First Aid Kit Maps may be unnecessary when you’re For rides that are longer in duration and familiar with the area. But when you’re distance, the following additional items riding on unfamiliar trails, it’s good to know where you are, what’s coming up, are recommended: and how to get back. • Cellular Phone • Maps/GPS • Emergency Kit with Flashlight and First Aid Kit Tools Routine maintenance will generally eliminate the need for emergency repairs. Riding on rough terrain could cause loosening of nuts, bolts, and fasteners. Especially on long rides, carrying the right tools can prevent an inconvenience from becoming a crisis. Carry these items on your ATV: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 22 Bulbs Duct tape Rope Spare parts Tool Kit ! WARNING 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 turn by centrifugal force. Although a car is relatively stable, enough centrifugal force can cause the ATV to overturn. Constantly shifting operator weight is one major difference between driving a car and riding the ATV. Knowing how to shift your weight is necessary to avoid rolling or flipping the ATV. For complete operating instructions, see ATV OPERATION section in this manual. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 23 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 Never Sometimes Often 8. Do you hurt yourself because you do things that are out of your ability range? 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 3. Do you drive your car when the Add the totals from lines 1-10. YOUR gas gauge is on empty? RISK FACTOR IS: 1 2 3 10-15: You’re pretty conservative. Never Sometimes Often are good that the consistently 4. Do you feel that no matter what Chances safe choices you make will help you you do, you won’t get hurt? avoid hurting yourself and the people 1 2 3 around you. Never Sometimes Often 16-20: You’re straddling the fence. on your mood or whom 5. Do you drink or use drugs before Depending you’re with, the choices you make may you drive your car? help you or hurt you. 1 2 3 21-30: You’re taking your chances. Time Never Sometimes Often to reconsider a lot of the judgments you You’re destined to put yourself in 6. Do you drive your car even if it make. dangerous situations and potentially hurt has a major problem with the yourself and the people around you. brakes, tires, or engine? 1 2 3 Environment The environment you operate an ATV in 7. Do you thrive on the adrenaline is often harsh and sometimes dangerous rush you get from speeding and if you don’t take proper precautions. dangerous situations? Weather 1 2 3 You need to consider the weather. It is dangerous to ride your ATV when the Never Sometimes Often weather is bad or potentially bad. Keep abreast with weather forecasts. 24 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Sound Judgment Terrain Always pay close attention to the terrain you’re on, even if it is familiar to you. You can’t assume that the landscape you’re used to doesn’t change. Changes to landscape can happen at nearly any time. Fences can be constructed and excavations dug in a short period of time. Weather, climate, and development take their toll. 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. ATV-0068 Make yourself visible by using headlights and taillight, and pull completely off the trail if you need to stop. Those Around You Keep your weight shifted into the slope. People do all kinds of things that you can’t predict or control. 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. Passenger Never carry a passenger under the age of 12. Never carry a passenger who cannot place both feet on the footrests and who cannot securely hold onto the handholds. You are responsible for the passenger and you must instruct the passenger on the correct procedures for riding. ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 25 Sound Judgment Riding Companions Equipment Leave a lot of space between you and other riders, especially in dusty and dirty The last thing you expected was that your conditions, because it’ll be difficult to see ATV would break down in the middle of the field. . . it’s usually so reliable that the riders in front of you stopping. sometimes you forget the ATV has its Riding with companions on several vehi- limits. cles is not the same as riding one ATV with a passenger. Maintenance You have to maintain your ATV. The Other Vehicles General Maintenance section of this Depending on where you’re riding, you Operator’s Manual tells you about taking might encounter ATV’s, bikes, or motor care of your ATV. If, at any time, abnorvehicles on public lands. Respect the mal noises, vibrations, or improper funcpresence of cars if you’re crossing roads tioning of any component of this ATV is or riding in public areas and make your- detected, DO NOT OPERATE THE self be seen. If you can’t see other vehi- ATV. Take the ATV to an authorized Arccles coming, that means you’re invisible, tic Cat ATV dealer for inspection and too. adjustment or repair. Hikers Cargo Limitations 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. Limit the ATV to the load capacity ratings identified in the Load Capacity Ratings chart. So if you and your passenger combined weigh in at over 500 lb (226 kg), leave some of that extra cargo at home. The combined weight limit, Animals and Nature including you, your passenger, your rack Respect the outdoors that you love. Don’t cargo, and your trailer, is a specified use your ATV to chase animals or birds. amount, so consult the chart and monitor Drive around young trees rather than it carefully. over them. Keep clear of streams and Extra weight on the ATV will also throw ditches with standing water. you off balance if it’s not distributed TESTIMONIAL evenly, side-to-side and front-to-rear. 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. Cargo has such a huge affect on handling that you need to pay a lot of attention to your speed. Even on really level areas, you should keep it under 10 mph (16 kph) if you’ve got a trailer attached. Avoid uneven terrain. Also, consider that your braking distance is going to increase with the more weight you carry. Think about these when dealing with cargo: 1. 2. 3. 4. Rack weight limit Trailer weight limit Weight distribution Speed Tread Lightly and leave it as you found it. 26 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Sound Judgment Load Capacity Ratings ARCTIC CAT LOAD CAPACITY RATINGS Item Specification ! WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD (lb) (kg) Overloading the ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly. Max Load Capacity 600 272 WHAT CAN HAPPEN Front Rack (max) 100 45 Rear Rack (max) 200 91 Could cause changes in handling, which could lead to an accident. Rear Box - Optional (max) 200 91 Rear Rack and Tongue Weight 35 16 Towing Capacity (max) 1050 477 HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Tongue Weight - Weight on trailer tongue. Never exceed the stated load capacity. 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. Towing Capacity - Total weight of trailer and all cargo in the trailer. Personal Choices Max Load Capacity - Total weight of operator and passenger, accessory weight, tongue weight, and cargo on the front and rear rack. Speedrack A safe, enjoyable ride is dependent on many personal choices. An ATV, like all motorized vehicles, can be dangerous to operate if you choose to ignore safety precautions, take unnecessary chances, or ride beyond your abilty or your vehicle’s capability. Don’t allow the thrill of freedom or adventure to affect your ability to NOTE: Use extra caution when make good, safe choices. When installing Speedrack accessories, make sure to read and carefully follow the instructions provided in each kit including all weight restrictions as noted on placards and decals. operating this ATV with additional loads such as passenger, accessories, and/or cargo. Handling of the ATV may be adversely affected. Reduce speed when adding additional loads. ! WARNING Alcohol and Drug Consumption (Operator and/or Passenger) It’s extremely dangerous and often illegal to drink alcoholic beverages and ride... it’s also very foolish. Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 27 Sound Judgment Your Physical Condition 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. Being physically exhausted is like being drunk. Try to do something that’s detailoriented when you’re really tired, and you’ll feel totally uncoordinated. Don’t ride: 1. When you’re tired Reckless Riding 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 Substances to avoid when riding: 1. Alcohol 2. Over-the-counter or prescription drugs 3. Illegal/mood altering drugs 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 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. 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 Group Behavior can’t protect you . . . just one antihistamine When riding in a group, it is human tablet can affect your judgment. nature to try to keep up with or out-do Don’t use alcohol or drugs before or dur- those around you. We can all be competitive and that can lead to risk taking ing your ride. resulting in serious injury or equipment damage. Know your limitations and don't THE EFFECTS OF be afraid to slow the pace down. ALCOHOL* The Number of Drinks that Impair Mental and Physical Abilities 1-2 DRINKS Mental processes such as restraint, awareness, concentration, and judgment affected; reaction time slowed; inability to perform complicated tasks. 3-4 DRINKS Depth perception, glare recovery, eye movement, and focus affected; decreased judgment and control. 5+ DRINKS Coordination deteriorates, loss of critical judgment, and impaired memory and comprehension. *According to the ATV Safety Institute. 28 ! 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 SCAN/ SEARCH IDENTIFY HAZARDS ! WARNING P D PREDICT WHAT DECIDE WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO DO E EXECUTE THE DECISION Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 29 Supervision Overview Remember that regardless of You’re responsible for supervising those experience, you should never let who ride your ATV. Your wisdom is valu- anyone under the age of 16 operable . . . it’ll bring them all back safely — ate your ATV. your friends, your family, your relatives, and your ATV. It’s crucial you consider yourself a supervisor for all riders of your ATV. Whether you accept responsibility or not, the truth is you are responsible for others riding your ATV. Taking Responsibility You’re to the last letter in “PASS” . . . “Supervision.” You’ve just gone through Division 1 of this 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 riding an all-terrain vehicle or taken a 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. 2411-257 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. TRV’s are a little different from the handling to the stability to the controls. So regardless of how much experience your family members have, they don’t have experience with your ATV. Let experienced riders get familiar with your ATV — show them the basics before they take off. You don’t want it on your conscience that someone got hurt because you didn’t tell them how to use your ATV. 30 ! WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Division II - Operation/Maintenance Specifications ENGINE AND DRIVE Type Four-Cycle Liquid-Cooled Vertical Twin Bore x Stroke 75 mm x 77.6 mm (2.95 x 3.05 in.) Displacement 686 cc (41.8 cu in.) Ignition Type Compression Ignition Timing 14° BTDC Static Brake Types Hydraulic w/Brake Lever Lock and Rear Foot Brake Fuel Injection Type Lombardini Unit Injectors CHASSIS Length (Overall) 336.2 cm (93.0 in.) Height (Overall) 125.2 cm (49.3 in.) Width (Overall) 120.7 cm (47.5 in.) Suspension Travel (Front/Rear) 20 cm (8.0 in.) Wheelbase 147 cm (58 in.) Front Tire Size AT25 x 8-12 Rear Tire Size AT25 x 10-12 Tire Inflation Pressure 0.5 kg/cm² (7.0 psi) MISCELLANY Dry Weight (Approx) 373 kg (823 lb) Fuel Tank Capacity (Rated) 20.81 L (5.5 U.S. gal.) Coolant Capacity 5.6 L (5.9 U.S. qt) Differential Capacity 275 ml (9.3 fl oz) Rear Drive Capacity 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) Transmission Capacity 600 ml (20.3 fl oz) Engine Oil Capacity (With Filter) 2.0 L (2.1 U.S. qt) Engine Oil Capacity (Without Filter) 1.9 L (2.0 U.S. qt) Fuel (Recommended) Biodiesel Blend up to 20% (B20)/42-50 Cetane Diesel - #1 or #2/JP 5 or JP 8 Turbine Engine Oil (Recommended) SAE 10W-40 Differential/Rear Drive Lubricant SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid Transmission Lubricant SAE Approved 80W-90 Hypoid Taillight/Brakelight 12V/8W/27W Headlight 12V/27W (4) Starting System Electric w/Glow Plug Preheat Specifications subject to change without notice. 31 Location of Parts and Controls 1. Battery 2. Headlights 3. Hand Brake Lever 4. Rear Rack Latch Handle 5. Storage Compartment 6. Seat Lock Lever DE043B 7. Engine Access Cover 8. Rear Foot Brake 9. Taillight/Brakelight 10. Brake Lever Lock 11. Key Switch 12. Shift Lever 13. Throttle Limiter 14. Throttle Lever DE042A 15. Operator’s Manual Location 16. Drive Select Switch 17. Speedometer/LCD 18. Headlight HI/LO Switch 19. Starter Button 20. Engine Stop Switch CF214C 32 ATV Operation Basic Operating Maneuvers Active riding and basic maneuvers are the foundation of your ride. Without basic skills, it’s impossible to move to this level — active riding. These are your basic maneuvers: • • • • • • • • Mounting the TRV (Operator) Mounting the TRV (Passenger) Starting the Engine Starting a Cold Engine Shifting Braking/Stopping Parking Dismounting the TRV Mounting the TRV (Operator) 1. Mount the ATV and sit down. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. Turn on the ignition. 4. Shift into neutral. 5. Move the engine stop switch to RUN. 6. When the glow plug indicator light goes off, 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. 1. From the left side, grab the left-side handlebar, apply the brake, and put Starting A Cold Engine your left foot on the footrest. 1. Turn off all electrical accessories 2. Grab the right-side handlebar. (hand warmer, lights, etc.); then rotate the ignition switch key to the 3. Swing your leg over the seat and set first position (ON) leaving the headyour right foot down on the right-side lights OFF. Note that the N is indifootrest. cated on the LCD and the glow plug 4. Get seated in a comfortable position. indicator light is illuminated. 5. Always keep your feet planted on the footrests. Mounting the TRV (Passenger) 1. After the operator is seated and has the brake firmly applied, with your left hand, grasp the left shoulder of the operator, and with your right hand grasp the backrest; then swing your leg over the seat and set your right foot down on the right-side footrest. 2. When the glow plug indicator light goes off, 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 30 seconds between starting attempts to allow the starter motor to cool. NOTE: At temperatures below 2. Get seated in a comfortable position 10° C (14° F), turn the ignition key and keep hands firmly on the hand- off and then on to recycle the glow plug. This will simplify starting in holds. cold weather. 3. Always keep your feet planted on the footrests. 3. If the engine does not start, turn the ignition key off and then on to recycle Starting the Engine the glow plug timer; then when the glow plug indicator light goes off, Always start with the ATV on a flat, level press the starter button again for eight surface. Carbon monoxide poisoning can seconds. kill you, so keep your ATV outside while it’s running. Follow these steps to start it up: 33 ATV Operation 4. Allow the engine to warm up for at least 10 minutes or until it is thoroughly warmed up. 3. To engage reverse gear from neutral, move the shift lever outward and rearward into the R position. CAUTION CAUTION Never use starting fluid in a diesel engine equipped with a glow plug. Severe engine damage will occur. Always come to a complete stop before attempting to shift from one range to the other or into reverse. Always shift on level ground, or engage the brake lever lock before shifting into another range or into reverse. Shifting ! WARNING Do not start the engine or operate this ATV with the clutch shield removed. Severe injury could result. Braking/Stopping Coming to a stop should be a slow, easy process. Always allow plenty of room and time to stop smoothly. Sometimes CF130B quick stops are inevitable, so always be The automatic transmission has a dual- prepared. Whether you’re stopping range transmission with reverse. To shift slowly or stopping quickly, do this: the transmission, follow these steps: 1. Squeeze the brake lever on the left handlebar to apply both the front and 1. To engage the high range from neurear brakes. tral, move the shift lever forward and inward. 2. If your wheels lock, release them for a second; then apply them again. 2. To engage the low range from high range, move the shift lever forward. 3. Never “ride” the brake. Even maintaining minimal pressure on the brake NOTE: The high range is for norlever will cause the brake pads to mal riding with light loads. The low drag on the disc and may overheat the range is for carrying heavy loads or brake fluid. trailer towing. Compared to HIGH range, the LOW range position pro! WARNING vides slower speed and greater torque to the wheels. Excessive repetitive use of the hydrau- CAUTION Always shift into low range when operating on wet or uneven terrain, when towing or pushing heavy loads, and when using a plow. Failure to follow this caution may result in premature V-belt failure or in damage to related drive system components. 34 lic 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. ATV Operation Parking Parking involves following the previous rules for braking; then: 1. After the ATV stops, shift into neutral. 2. Stop the engine using the ignition switch. 3. Turn off the engine stop switch. 4. If you have to park on a hill, shift the ATV into low gear; otherwise, try to park only on level surfaces. 5. Engage the brake lever lock. Dismounting the TRV 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 Riding Once the engine’s warm, the ATV is ready to go. After you’ve followed the procedure for parking, it’s time to dismount: 1. The operator should double check that the brake lever lock is engaged. 2. The passenger should grasp the left shoulder of the operator with the right hand and with the left hand grasp the left-side handhold; then swing the right leg over the seat and step to the ground on the left side of the ATV. 3. The operator should swing the right leg over to the left side of the seat. 4. The operator should step to the ground on the left side of the ATV. Handling the ATV (Active Riding Techniques) 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. Active riding involves moving your body. You and your passenger must learn to lean and shift body weight into turns to maintain control. 35 ATV Operation 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 and the passenger 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. Wide Turns Many accidents happen during turns. If you don’t understand turning techniques, it’s easy for the ATV to get away from you by losing traction, plowing, or tipping. Use this method for wide turns: ATV-0046 ATV-0013 ATV-0045 ATV-0024 ATV-0044 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing — shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. ATV-0025 36 3. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. ATV Operation Sharp Turns Quick Turns After mastering wide turns, practice the Quick turns are the most difficult turns advanced skill of sharp turns. and should only be done after you are experienced with your ATV. ATV-0038 ATV-0021 ATV-0039 ATV-0022 ATV-0040 ATV-0023 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the turn to slow down. 2. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing —shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 2. Turn the handlebars and shift weight and balance at the same time as you enter the turn (use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing — shift your body weight to the inside of the turn). 3. You might have to lean into the turn more than you do in a wide turn. 4. If shifting weight and balance aren’t enough to keep the tires on the ground, straighten out the handlebars as much as you can. 5. Gradually increase your speed as you come out of the turn. 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. 37 ATV Operation 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-0037 1. Stop where you are, apply the brakes, and shift to neutral. 2. Shut off the engine. ATV-0020 3. Keep your body weight shifted forward. 4. Ask the passenger to dismount. 5. Get off the ATV on the uphill side. 6. If you’re to the left of the ATV, turn the handlebar all the way left. 7. Partially release the brake, but lightly hold the brake lever. ATV-0034 8. Let the ATV roll to your right side until it faces slightly downhill. 9. Reapply the brakes. 10. Get back on the ATV from the uphill side, have your passenger mount the ATV from the uphill side, and keep your body weight and the passenger’s body weight shifted uphill when you sit down. ATV-0035 11. Start the engine and follow the method for riding downhill. ATV-0036 38 ATV Operation Riding Uphill Never Operate Up Or Many accidents happen while riding on Down Hills Steeper hills and as a result of the ATV rolling or Than 25° flipping. So, obviously, use extreme caution and follow this method for riding uphill. Riding Downhill Success in riding downhill depends on how well you know your brakes—take it easy on them, or you could flip over. 1. Shift your body weight and passenger’s body weight as far back on the seat as possible. 2. Keep it in a gear; stay out of neutral. 3. Lightly apply the brake and ease up on the throttle. ATV-207 1. Accelerate before you start climbing; then maintain a steady pace. 2. Both the operator and the passenger should lean as far forward as possible. For steeper hills, the operator should come off the seat to stand and lean forward. 3. If you lose speed, release the throttle (so your front tires don’t lift), OR 4. If that doesn’t work and you still have forward motion and the terrain permits, do a U-turn, go back down, and try climbing again, OR 5. If you have lost all forward motion, follow the K-turn procedure. ATV-208 39 ATV Operation Sidehilling/Traversing Swerving Sidehilling is considered an advanced skill; it’s really tricky and unpredictable. So, whether your skills are advanced or not, try to avoid this kind of riding. If you’re in a situation where you absolutely have to sidehill, follow this method: Swerving is usually an emergency reaction to avoid an obstacle but is similar to quick turns. The difference is that quick turns involve slight acceleration in the turn; don’t accelerate if you swerve. ATV-0043 ATV-0017 ATV-0028 ATV-0029 1. Keep your speed low and consistent. 2. Shift all your body weight and passenger’s body weight to the uphill side of the seat; also, support weight on the uphill footrest. 3. Steer like you’re driving into the hill. 4. If the ATV feels like it’s tipping, turn the handlebar downhill. If that’s not possible because of the terrain or other conditions or if it just doesn’t work, stop and get off. Have the passenger dismount on the uphill side first; then you should dismount on the uphill side. 40 ATV-0042 ATV-0041 1. Ease off the throttle as you approach the obstacle. 2. Turn the handlebar. At the same time, shift weight and balance as you swerve. Use the principles of leaning, weight shifting, and balancing — shift your body weight to the inside of the turn. 3. Keep your hand off the brake until the emergency is over and you’re back in control. ATV Operation Crossing Obstacles Crossing obstacles is risky; avoid it if possible. Riding over logs, rocks, and ruts means combining all the active riding skills into one big motion. Your ATV will respond differently for different obstacles (logs, ruts, etc.), but these are general guidelines for overcoming twotrack (both tires contacting the obstacle at the same time) obstacles: 7. Apply a little throttle when the front tires make contact with the obstacle. 8. Lean forward and release the throttle when the front tires clear the obstacle. 9. Keep your body loose to absorb any shock. 10. If the ATV starts tipping, shift your body weight to keep it in balance. To clear a single-track (only one tire contacts) obstacle, follow the same rules except: 1. Use the ATV’s momentum to clear the obstacle. 2. Don’t pull up on the handlebar. 3. Don’t apply the throttle. ATV-0016 Tips Driving an ATV and a car have some similarities; however, there are a few situations that require special attention: ATV-0026 • • • • • • • • • Reversing Skidding or Sliding Parking on a Hill Stalling on a Hill Crossing Water Crossing Roads Cold Weather Driving Stopping the ATV Stopping the Engine Reversing It’s tough to see things behind you. 1. Go slowly. It’s hard to see behind you. 2. Keep your handlebar straight. ATV-0027 1. Stop the ATV. 2. Have the passenger dismount. 3. Backing down hills is a bad idea; do a U-turn or K-turn instead to turn around. 3. Keep your speed way down; less than Skidding or Sliding 5 mph. If you lose control after hitting sand, ice, mud, or water: 4. Approach the obstacle head-on. 1. Turn your handlebar into the direction 5. Come up off the seat. of the slide. 6. Keep your weight on the footrests. 2. Keep your hand off the brakes until you’re out of the skid. 41 ATV Operation 2. Keep ATV speed slow. 3. Shift your weight forward. Sometimes your ATV may not respond and goes straight ahead instead of letting you turn. Here’s how to handle it: 1. Slow down. 2. Move forward on the seat. 3. Lean to inside of turn and have your passenger lean to the inside of the turn. 4. Turn handlebar. 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. Crossing Roads Crossing roads on your ATV is also a bad idea, so avoid it. If you can’t: Parking on a Hill This shouldn’t be necessary, but if it is: 1. Keep it in gear. 1. Stop completely on the shoulder of the road. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 2. Check both directions for traffic. 3. Find something to block the rear tires. 3. Crossing near a blind corner or intersection is dangerous; don’t do it. Stalling on a Hill If you use the right method for riding uphill, this shouldn’t happen. But if you have a problem, do this: 1. If the ATV hasn’t started rolling backwards yet, follow the procedure for the K-Turn, OR 2. If the ATV is already rolling backward, both the operator and the passenger should lean as far forward as possible and the operator can be standing up on the footrests. 4. Drive straight across to the opposite shoulder. 5. Take into account that your ATV could stall while crossing; give yourself and your passenger enough time to get off the road. 6. You have to assume that oncoming cars don’t see you, and if they do, they won’t be able to predict your actions. 7. It’s illegal to cross public roads in some places. Know your local laws. 3. Nice and easy, apply the hand brake Cold Weather Driving lever. NOTE: Check that all control 4. When you come to a stop, follow the levers move freely. Make sure that the footrest, shift lever, and rear foot procedure for the K-turn. brake are free of ice and snow. Crossing Water This 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. 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. 42 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. ATV Operation 2. If the tires are frozen to the ground, pour warm water around them to melt the ice. CAUTION Before riding, manually move the ATV forward and backward to make certain that all wheels roll freely. 4. Practice driving in an open snow-covered or ice-covered area at slow speeds before driving on snow-covered or ice-covered trails. 5. Learn how the ATV responds to steering and braking on the type of terrain to be encountered on the ride. Stopping The ATV 3. If the brakes are frozen, use a suitable To stop the ATV, first release the throttle heating device to thaw out the brakes. lever. Next, apply the brake. ! WARNING Do not attempt to free frozen brakes by pouring warm water on the brake pads and housings. 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: After the brakes thaw, dry NOTE: Leaving the ignition them by applying them several switch key in the ON position could result in a discharged battery. times while riding slowly. NOTE: After riding through water, mud, snow, or slush, it is important to dry both brake systems before 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. 43 General Information TRV Identification Numbers Ignition Switch/key This ATV has two identification numbers: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Engine Serial Number (ESN). The VIN is located on the frame support rail. ATV-055 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. AF968C Control Locations and Functions The ESN is located on the back-side of Ignition Switch the engine crankcase. The ignition switch has three positions. DE001A 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, VIN, and ESN when contacting an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for parts, service, accessories, or warranty. If a complete engine must be replaced, ask the dealer to notify Arctic Cat for correct registration information. 44 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. ON position — The ignition circuit is complete and the engine can run. The key cannot be removed in this position. The V-belt cooling fan runs continuously. LIGHTS position — The ignition circuit is complete and the headlights and taillight are on. The key cannot be removed in this position. The V-belt cooling fan runs continuously. 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. Shift Lever This ATV has a dual-range automatic transmission with reverse. Drive Select Switch This switch allows the operator to operate the ATV in either 2-wheel drive (rear wheels) or 4-wheel drive (all wheels). For normal riding on flat, dry, hard surfaces, 2-wheel drive should be sufficient. In situations of aggressive trail conditions, 4-wheel drive would be the desired choice. ! 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. Failure to follow this procedure may result in loss of control. Control loss can result in severe injury or even death. Hand Brake The hand brake is considered to be the normal operating (main) brake. It should be applied whenever a braking situation is needed. Apply the brake by compressing the brake lever toward the handlebar. Brake Lever Lock To engage and release the brake lever lock, use the following procedure. FI475A To either engage or disengage the front wheels, move the switch to the 4WD position or to the 2WD position. 1. Squeeze the hand brake two or three times and release it. CAUTION 2. Depress and hold the brake lever lock. Do not attempt to either engage or disengage the 4WD lock front differential while the ATV is moving. 3. While holding in on the brake lever lock, squeeze the brake lever. 738-420B NOTE: It will click as it engages The 4WD lock allows the operator to and the brake lever will not return to mechanically lock the front differential to its released position. apply equal power to both front wheels. To engage the lock from 4WD, slide the 4. Release the brake lever lock by switch up and move fully to the left; to squeezing the brake lever. It will disengage the lock, move the switch return to its released position. lever to the right. Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the brake (when engaged) locks the wheels. 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 45 Engine Stop Switch NOTE: The brake lever lock must OFF position — The fuel solenoid valve lock the wheels. If it doesn’t, take is closed. The engine cannot be started or the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat will not run. If the engine stop switch is used to stop engine without turning off ATV dealer for service. ignition switch, the battery may discharge. 3. Attempt to push the ATV. ! 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. Rear Foot Brake RUN position — The fuel solenoid valve is open and the glow plug timer is activated. The engine can start and run. Electric 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, the reverse shift lever is in the forward position, and the brake lever lock is engaged. NOTE: This ATV has safety interlock switches which prevent the starter motor from activating when the transmission is not in neutral. Throttle Lever CF223 Pressing the rear foot brake downward will apply the brake to the rear wheels. Headlight HI/LO Switch Use the headlight HI/LO switch to select the high or low headlight beam when the ignition switch is in the LIGHTS position. When the switch is in the HI position, the high beam will illuminate. When the switch is in the LO position, the low beam will illuminate. FI475B Control engine RPM with the position of the throttle lever. Operate this lever with the thumb. Pushing it forward increases engine RPM and allowing it to retract decreases engine RPM. Throttle Limiter Screw Throttle lever travel may be limited by adjusting the throttle limiter screw. The throttle limiter should be adjusted according to the operator’s skill and experience. To adjust the throttle limiter, use the following procedure. 1. Loosen the jam nut. DE033A 46 B. Press and hold the Set/Reset Button (4) until the minutes stop scrolling and the hour display starts to scroll. Momentarily release when the correct hour is displayed; then repeatedly press and release the Set/Reset Button (4) until the correct minutes are displayed. NOTE: Clock memory power is supplied through the 15-amp accesATV-0063 sory fuse and verified during gauge 2. Turn the throttle limiter screw clock- “power-up” and reset. In the event wise to decrease engine RPM maxi- of clock memory power failure mum or counterclockwise to increase (blown fuse, etc.), the gauge will “power-up,” reset, and shut down engine RPM maximum. repeatedly until clock memory 3. Tighten the jam nut securely. power is restored. Always check the 15-amp accessory fuse if this Indicator Lights gauge condition is noted. There are two indicator lights on the 2. Temperature Indicator - If the engine instrument pod. The green (left) light will coolant temperature exceeds the normal illuminate whenever the glow plugs are operating range, the temperature icon heating. The red (right) light will illumiwill begin flashing and the LCD will go nate whenever the alternator is not chargblank for 30 seconds; then the LCD will ing the battery (key in the ON position). return to normal. However, the temperSpeedometer/LCD ature icon will continue to flash. CAUTION Continued operation with high engine temperature may result in engine damage or premature wear. CF236A 1. Clock/Engine Hour Meter - The clock function indicates time in the 12-hour mode; the hour meter indicates the total time the ATV has run and cannot be reset to zero. To set the clock, use the following procedure. NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature. NOTE: Debris in front of the engine (or packed between the cooling fins of the radiator) can reduce cooling capacity. Using a garden hose, wash the radiator and the engine to remove any debris A. With the ignition switch ON, restricting air flow. press and release the Mode Button (3) until the Clock/Engine Hour Meter (1) is displayed; then (if necessary) press and release the Set/Reset Button (4) to select the clock display. 47 CAUTION Arctic Cat does not recommend using a pressure washer to clean the radiator core. The pressure may bend or flatten the fins causing restricted air flow, and electrical components on the radiator could be damaged. Use only a garden hose with spray nozzle at normal tap pressure. 3. Mode Button - Shifts the gauge through three set-up modes: speedometer/tachometer, distance, and time. NOTE: To shift between the odometer (ODO) or trip meter (TRIP), press the Mode Button (3) to select the distance mode; then press the Set/Reset Button (4) to select the desired display. Hold the Set/Reset Button down to reset the trip meter. 8. Gear Position Indicator - Indicates which gear is selected. • R (reverse)/N (neutral)/H (high range)/ L (low range). NOTE: An E will be displayed if NOTE: The Mode Button must be there is an error caused by a nopressed and released to shift modes. Approximately two seconds after the Mode Button is released, the digital gauge will return to full display. 4. Set/Reset Button - In conjunction with the Mode Button, sets and resets various displays on the digital gauge. Also used to shift from speedometer function to tachometer function on the speedometer/tachometer gauge. 5. Fuel Level Indicator - Indicates approximate amount of fuel in the fuel tank. NOTE: When the bottom segment flashes, approximately 3.5 L (0.92 U.S. gal.) of fuel remains in the tank. 6. Low Oil Pressure - Will be displayed during self-test at start-up. It will not be displayed during normal operation unless the oil pressure falls below approximately 1.05 kg/cm2 (15 psi). The digital gauge will go blank and the oil pressure icon will flash for 30 seconds; then the digital gauge will return to normal with the oil pressure icon continuing to flash. CAUTION Continued operation with low oil pressure will result in serious engine damage. Shut the ATV off and determine the cause of low oil pressure. 7. Odometer/Trip Meter - Odometer registers the total distance the vehicle has traveled. The trip meter is resetable and can be used to measure trip or trip legs. The odometer cannot be reset. 48 shift position signal. 9. High Beam Indicator - The High Beam icon will appear only when the headlights are on high beam. 10. 4WD Lock Indicator - Displays LOCK when the front differential lock has been engaged. 11. Drive Select Indicator - Displays 4WD when selected by the drive select switch or when the 4WD lock is engaged. The display is blank when in 2WD. 12. Speedometer - Indicates the approximate vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH) or kilometers per hour (km/h). NOTE: To change mph/km/h display, press and release Mode Button (3) until the icon (MPH/km/h) appears; then press the Set Button (4) to change the display. Fuel/Vent Hoses Replace the fuel hoses every two years. Damage from aging may not always be visible. Do not bend or obstruct the routing of the fuel tank vent hose. Level Stick (Engine Oil) There is a level stick for checking the engine oil level. To check the oil level, use the following procedure. DE003A DE002A NOTE: The ATV should be on NOTE: The ATV should be on level ground when checking the level ground when checking the engine oil level. transmission lubricant level. 1. Open the engine access cover; then pull out the level stick and wipe it with a clean cloth. 2. Install the level stick and push completely into the tube. 1. Pull the level stick out of the tube and wipe it with a clean cloth. 2. Install the level stick and push it completely into the tube. 3. Remove the level stick; the engine oil level should be above the “L” mark but not higher than the “F” mark. 3. Remove the level stick; the transmission lubricant level should be above the “L” mark but not higher than the “F” mark. DE024A DE023A CAUTION 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. Do not overfill the transmission with lubricant. Always make sure the lubricant level is above the “L” mark but not higher than the “F” mark. Level Stick (Transmission Lubricant) Safety Flag Bracket A bracket is provided for mounting a flag at the rear of the ATV. There is a level stick located under the Rear Rack operator’s seat for checking the transmis1. To remove the rear rack, remove the sion lubricant level. To check the transfront locking pins (A); then pull the mission lubricant level, use the following two rear latch handles (B) to the rear procedure. and rotate to the vertical position. Remove the rack. 49 DE039A CF229A 2. Lock the seat into position by pulling the two latch handles to the rear and rotating them to the horizontal position. DE037A 2. To install the rear rack, place the rack into the two front receivers; then lower the rear of the rack into the rack latch receivers. Install the two front locking pins; then release the rack latches and lock into position. Rack Loading (Front and Rear) CF226A ! WARNING Make sure the seat is secure before mounting the ATV. Severe personal injury may result if the seat is not properly secured. The front rack and rear rack are designed to carry specified load capacities. Always refer to the Load Capacity Ratings chart for proper capacities. 3. To remove the rear seat, pull the two latch handles to the rear and rotate them to the vertical position. ! WARNING 4. Lift the rear of the seat up; then pull slightly to the rear and lift the seat off the mountings. Make sure the loads on the front and rear racks will not interfere with the ATV controls or obstruct the view of the operator. Also, make sure the loads are evenly distributed, properly secured, and will not shift while operating the ATV. Rear Seat (Optional) 1. To install the optional rear seat, remove the rear rack; then engage the two front mounting lugs into the CF227A mounting rack. While holding down firmly on the front of the seat, push Front Seat Lock the seat forward until the rear tabs NOTE: The rear seat (if installed) engage the rear mounting latches. must be removed prior to removing the front seat. 50 1. To remove the front seat, pull the seat lock lever up (located at the rear of the seat). Raise the rear end of the seat and slide it rearward. Trailer Tongue Weight is the downward force exerted on the hitch by the trailer coupler when the trailer is fully loaded and the coupler is at its normal towing height. 2. To lock the seat into position, slide the front of the seat into the seat retainers and push down firmly on rear of seat. The seat should automatically lock into position. Always maintain a slow speed when trailering and towing and avoid sudden accelerations, quick maneuvers, and sudden stops. Braking distance will be affected when towing a trailer. When towing a trailer, always maintain slow speed and allow more stopping distance than when not towing a trailer. ! WARNING Make sure the seat is secure before mounting the ATV. Severe personal injury may result if the seat is not properly secured. Trailering and Towing ! WARNING Never use the front rack or rear backrest support as towing or trailering points. The ATV is equipped with a framemounted receiver for a standard 2 in. receiver hitch. The standard receiver hitch must be purchased separately. ! WARNING Riding this ATV without extra caution when towing a trailer will be hazardous. Trailer towing can affect the handling and braking of the ATV. Tow only at a low speed never exceeding 10 mph. Avoid sudden accelerations and stopping of the ATV. Do not make quick maneuvers. Avoid uneven surfaces and do not tow on hills. Never carry passengers in a trailer unless the trailer is designed for such use and has a rigid tow bar. Allow more stopping distance than when not towing a trailer. Transporting When transporting the ATV, Arctic Cat recommends that the ATV be in its normal operating position (on all four wheels) and the following procedure be used. 1. Engage the brake lever lock and place the transmission in gear. 738-424A ! WARNING Make sure that the load in the trailer is properly secured and will not shift while moving. Also, do not overload the trailer. CAUTION Failure to engage the brake lever lock and place the transmission in gear could result in the ATV rolling off the trailer in the event of tie-down strap failure. 2. Secure the ATV with load rated holddown straps. When loading a trailer properly, two items are critical: Gross Trailer Weight NOTE: Suitable hold-down straps are (the weight of the trailer plus cargo) and available from your Arctic Cat ATV dealer. Trailer Tongue Weight. Ordinary rope is not recommended because it can stretch under load. ! WARNING Never exceed any of the recommended weight restrictions. CAUTION When using hold-down straps, care must be taken not to damage the ATV. 51 Fuel-Oil-Lubricant Recommended Fuel The recommended fuel to use is biodiesel blend up to 20% (B20), #1 or #2 diesel fuel, or JP 5 or JP 8 turbine fuel. At temperatures above -10° C (14° F), use #2 diesel fuel or a biodiesel blend up to 20%. At temperatures at or below -10° C (14° F), use #1 diesel fuel. Diesel fuel with a minimum cetane number below 42 should not be used. The recommended transmission lubricant is SAE approved 80W-90 hypoid. This lubricant meets all of the lubrication requirements of the ATV transmission. CAUTION Any lubricant used in place of the recommended lubricant could cause serious transmission damage. Recommended Front Differential/Rear Drive Lubricant CAUTION NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends Never use biodiesel blends at temper- the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubriatures at or below -10° C (14° F). cants. Recommended Engine Oil The recommended lubricant (front differ NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends ential and rear drive) is SAE approved the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubri- 80W-90 hypoid. This lubricant meets all of the lubrication requirements of the cants. ATV. The recommended oil to use is an oil which is rated SJ/CF under API service CAUTION classification. These oils meet all of the Any lubricant used in place of the lubrication requirements of the Arctic Cat engine. The recommended engine oil recommended lubricant could cause front differential/rear drive viscosity is SAE 10W-40. Ambient tem- serious damage. perature should determine the correct weight of oil. See the viscosity chart or Filling Fuel Tank an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for details. ! WARNING Always fill the fuel tank in a well-ventilated area. Never add fuel to the fuel tank near any open flames or with the engine running or hot. DO NOT SMOKE while filling the fuel tank. OILCHARTE Since diesel fuel expands as its temperature increases, the fuel tank must be filled to its rated capacity only. Expansion room must be maintained in the tank particularly if the tank is filled with cold diesel fuel and then moved to a warm area. CAUTION Any oil used in place of the recommended oil could cause serious engine damage. Recommended Transmission Lubricant NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of genuine Arctic Cat lubricants. 52 ATV-049D Allow the engine to cool before filling During the first 10 hours of operation, the fuel tank. Care must be taken not to always use less than ½ throttle. Varying the engine RPM during the break-in overfill the tank. period allows the components to “load” (aiding the engine/transmission compo! WARNING nent mating process) and then “unload” Do not over-flow diesel fuel when fill- (allowing components to cool). Although ing the fuel tank. A fire hazard could it is essential to place some stress on the materialize. Always allow the engine engine components during break-in, care to cool before filling the fuel tank. should be taken not to overload the Tighten the fuel tank cap securely after engine too often. Do not pull a trailer during the break-in period. filling the tank. When the engine starts, allow it to warm up properly. Idle the engine several minutes until the engine has reached normal Do not overfill the fuel tank. operating temperature. Do not idle the Engine Break-in engine for excessively long periods of After the completion of the break-in time. period, the engine oil and oil filter should Burnishing Brake Pads be changed. Other maintenance after break-in should include checking of all Brake pads must be burnished to achieve prescribed adjustments and tightening of full braking effectiveness. Braking disall fasteners. At the discretion and tance will be extended until brake pads expense of the owner/operator, the ATV are properly burnished. may be taken to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this initial service. ! WARNING ! WARNING New vehicles and renewed engines Do not attempt sudden stops or put require a “break-in” period. The first yourself into a situation in which a month is most critical to the life of this sudden stop will be required until the ATV. Proper operation during this break- brake pads are properly burnished. in period will help assure maximum life To properly burnish the brakes, use foland performance from the ATV. lowing procedure: 1. Choose an area sufficiently large to safely accelerate to 30 mph and brake to a stop. 2. Accelerate to 30 mph; then compress brake lever to decelerate to 0-5 mph. 3. Repeat procedure twenty times. 53 General Maintenance NOTE: Proper maintenance of the ATV is important for optimum performance. Follow the Maintenance Schedule and all ensuing maintenance and care instructions/information. 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. NOTE: Proper maintenance procedures for each item can be found on the corresponding page indicated. If the owner/operator does not feel qualified to perform any of these maintenance procedures or checks, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for professional service. 54 Item Maintenance Schedule Initial Every Every Every Every Page 100 100 300 500 1250 miles miles miles miles miles Battery * Engine nuts and bolts * Valve clearance Transmission lubricant 61 — — 58 58 Liquid cooling system 56 Fuel filter Oil filter Throttle cable Fuel/vent hoses 64 57 64 48 48 57 65 58 58 66 67 66 31 59 59 59 — Engine oil Air filter Gear lubricant (Front differential - rear drive) V-Belt Muffler/spark arrester Tires/air pressure * Brake components Brake fluid Brake hoses * Steering * Suspension (Ball joint boots, drive axle boots front and rear, tie rods, differential and rear drive bellows) * Chassis nuts and bolts Frame/welds/racks Electrical connections Headlight/taillight-brakelight Fuel injection Timing belt Alternator belt Engine oil level Coolant level Wheel nuts I I I Every 5000 miles I I I I I Replace every 4 years Inspect every time Replace coolant I before riding every 2 years I I R Change after initial 300 miles R I Inspect every time before riding I Inspect every time before riding Replace every 2 years Change after initial 300 miles R I I R I I Replace every 4 years I I C I Inspect every time before riding I Inspect every time before riding I Inspect every time before riding I *Replace every 2 years I *Replace every 4 years I Inspect every time before riding I — I — — — 68 — — — 48 56 67 I I I I Inspect every time before riding T I I Inspect every time before riding I I I I I Replace every 5,000 miles I Inspect every time before riding Inspect every time before riding I I = Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, replace as necessary T = Tighten R = Replace C = Clean * = Dealer maintenance 55 Liquid Cooling System The cooling system capacity is approximately 5.6 L (5.9 U.S. qt). The cooling system should be inspected daily for leakage and damage. If leakage or damage is detected, take the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Also, the coolant level should be checked periodically. When filling the cooling system, use a coolant/water mixture which will satisfy the coldest anticipated weather conditions of the area in accordance with the coolant manufacturer’s recommendations. While the cooling system is being filled, air may become trapped; therefore, elevate the rear of the ATV 30-40 cm (12-16 in.) to allow air to bleed from the filler neck. Run the engine for several minutes; then shut off the engine and fill with coolant to the top of the filler neck. DE019A 2. Remove the rubber plug from the neck of the coolant expansion tank and add coolant as necessary; then install the plug. 3. Remove the filler cap located under the engine access cover and add coolant as necessary to bring to the top of the filler neck. Install and tighten the filler cap securely. NOTE: Use a good quality, biodegradable glycol-based, automotivetype antifreeze. ! WARNING Never check the coolant level when the engine is hot or the cooling system is under pressure. CAUTION After operating the ATV for the initial 5-10 minutes, stop the engine, allow the engine to cool down, and check the coolant level. Add coolant as necessary. DE582A Shock Absorbers Each shock absorber should be visibly checked weekly for excessive fluid leakage (some seal leakage may be observed but it does not indicate the shock is in need of replacement), cracks or breaks in the lower case, or a bent shock rod. If any one of these conditions is detected, replacement is necessary. NOTE: High engine RPM, low vehicle speed, or heavy load can raise engine temperature. Decreasing engine RPM, reducing load, and selecting an appropriate transmission gear can lower the temperature. NOTE: When the ATV is operated in extremely cold weather (-23° C/ To check/add coolant, use the following -10° F or colder), a small amount of procedure. leakage may be present. Unless the leakage is excessive, replacement 1. Check the level of coolant in the cool- is not necessary. ant expansion tank located under the right front fender. The coolant level The shock absorber has a spring force should be between the Full Cold and adjustment sleeve with five adjustment Full Hot lines. positions to allow the spring to be adjusted for different riding and loading conditions. If the spring action is too soft or too stiff, adjust it according to the chart. 56 CD453 DE025A 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. 3. Remove the engine drain plug from the bottom of the engine and drain the oil into a drain pan. Position Spring Force 1 Setting Load Soft Light 2 3 4 5 DE017A Stronger Stiff Heavy NOTE: It is recommended that all ATV weight be taken off the suspension prior to adjusting shock absorber sleeves. 4. Remove the right-side engine cover. 5. 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. General Lubrication Cables None of the cables require lubrication; however, it is advisable to lubricate the ends of the cables periodically with a good cable lubricant. Engine Oil and Filter Change the engine oil and oil filter at the DE018 scheduled intervals. The engine should always be warm when the oil is changed NOTE: Clean up any excess oil so the oil will drain easily and com- after removing the filter. pletely. 6. Apply oil to the new filter O-ring and 1. Park the ATV on level ground. check to make sure it is positioned correctly; then install the new oil fil2. Remove the oil filler cap (located ter. Tighten securely. under the engine access cover). Be careful not to allow contaminates to 7. Install the drain plug and tighten it enter the opening. securely. Pour the recommended oil in the filler hole. Install the filler cap. 57 8. Start the engine (while the ATV is outside on level ground) and allow it to idle for a few minutes. 9. Turn the engine off and wait approximately three minutes. Recheck oil level. 10. Inspect the area around the drain plug and oil filter for leaks. Transmission Lubricant (Inspecting/Changing) Check and change the transmission lubricant according to the Maintenance Schedule. When adding or changing the lubricant, use approved SAE 80W-90 hypoid oil and use the following procedure. DE002A Front Differential and Rear Drive Gear Lubricant (Inspecting/Changing) Check and change the gear lubricant in each according to the Maintenance Sched1. Place the ATV on level ground. ule. When adding or changing the lubricant, use approved SAE 80W-90 hypoid 2. Remove the transmission fill plug. oil and use the following procedure. Make sure not to allow contaminants to enter the opening. NOTE: To check each, remove each filler plug. The oil should be 1 in. below the threads of each plug. 1. Place the ATV on level ground. 2. Remove each oil filler plug. 3. Drain the oil into a drain pan by removing in turn the drain plug from each. DE026A 3. Remove the transmission drain plug from the bottom of the transmission and drain the lubricant into a drain pan. CF107B DE016A 4. Install the drain plug and tighten securely. Pour recommended lubricant into the filler hole. Install the filler plug. CF106C 5. Remove the transmission lubricant level stick and wipe it with a clean cloth; then check the lubricant level with the level stick. 58 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. CAUTION Be careful not to spill any fluid when filling the brake fluid reservoir. Wipe away spilled fluid immediately. Brake Lever Lock 5. Pour recommended oil into each filler hole. 738-420B CF113A Check to make sure the brake lever lock engages properly and that the brake (when engaged) locks the wheels. 1. Pump the brake lever 2 or 3 times. 6. Install the filler plugs. Hydraulic Hand Brake 2. Engage the brake lever lock. 3. Attempt to push the ATV. ! WARNING Be sure to inspect the hydraulic brake system before each use. Always maintain brakes according to the Maintenance Schedule. Brake Fluid Check the brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir. If the level in the reservoir is not visible in the sight glass, add DOT 4 brake fluid. 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: 738-420A NOTE: If the sight glass appears dark, there is a sufficient amount of fluid in the reservoir. 1. Remove a front wheel. 2. Measure the thickness of each brake pad. 59 3. If thickness of either brake pad is less NOTE: Take the ATV to an authothan 1.0 mm (0.039 in.), take the ATV rized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for this to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV service. 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 to 40 ftlb. Rear Foot Brake The rear foot brake must be properly maintained to be fully functional. CC791 ! 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. 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels. 2. Remove both front wheels. 3. Inspect the four ball joint boots for cracks, tears, or perforations. 4. Check the ball joint for free-play by grasping the steering knuckle and turning it from side to side and up and down. 5. If boot damage is present or ball joint free-play seems excessive, contact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer for service. Tie Rod Boots (Inner and Outer/Right and Left) CD474A NOTE: The brake fluid reservoir is located on the electrical panel beneath the operator’s seat. 2. Press the rear foot brake several times to check for firmness. 3. If the brake is not firm, the system must be bled. 60 CC792 1. Secure the ATV on a support stand to elevate the front wheels. 2. Remove both front wheels. Loss of battery charge may be caused by ambient temperature, ignition OFF current 3. Inspect the four tie rod boots for draw, corroded terminals, self discharge, cracks, tears, or perforations. frequent start/stops, and short engine run 4. Check the tie rod end free-play by times. Frequent winch usage, snowplowgrasping the tie rod near the end and ing, extended low RPM operation, short trips, and high amperage accessory usage attempting to move it up and down. are also reasons for battery discharge. 5. If boot damage is present or tie rod end free-play seems excessive, con- Maintenance Charging tact an authorized Arctic Cat ATV NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends dealer for service. the use of the CTEK Multi US 800 or the CTEK Multi US 3300 for battery Drive Axle Boots 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. CC793 NOTE: The sealing strip should NOTE: This ATV has four drive NOT be removed and NO fluid axles and eight boots. 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 in a battery tray above the rear final drive gear box. It is accessible from the rear of the ATV. After being in service, batteries require regular cleaning and recharging in order to deliver peak performance and maximum service life. The following procedure is recommended for cleaning and maintaining a sealed battery. Always read and follow instructions provided with battery chargers and battery products. NOTE: Refer to all warnings and cautions provided with the battery or battery maintainer/charger. should be added. 3. Be sure the charger and battery are in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the charger is unplugged from the 110volt electrical outlet. 4. Connect the red terminal lead from the charger to the positive terminal 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. 61 6. If using the CTEK Multi US 800, 1. Be sure the battery and terminals there are no further buttons to push. If have been cleaned with a baking soda using the CTEK Multi US 3300, press and water solution. the Mode button (A) at the left of the charger until the Maintenance Charge NOTE: The sealing strip should Icon (B) at the bottom illuminates. NOT be removed and NO fluid The Normal Charge Indicator (C) should be added. should illuminate on the upper por2. Be sure the charger and battery are in tion of the battery charger. a well-ventilated area. Be sure the charger is unplugged from the 110volt electrical outlet. 3. Connect the red terminal lead from the charger to the positive terminal of the battery; then connect the black terminal lead of the charger to the negative terminal of the battery. 4. Plug the charger into a 110-volt electrical outlet. 800E NOTE: The maintainer/charger will charge the battery to 95% capacity at which time the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) will illuminate and the maintainer/charger will change to pulse/float maintenance. If the battery falls below 12.9 DC volts, the charger will automatically start again at the first step of the charge sequence. 5. By pushing the Mode button (A) on the left side of the charger, select the Normal Charge Icon (E). The Normal Charge Indicator (C) should illuminate on the upper left portion of the charger. 6. The battery will charge to 95% of its capacity at which time the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) will illuminate. NOTE: For optimal charge and performance, leave the charger connected to the battery for a minimum 1 hour after the Maintenance Charge Indicator (D) illuminates. If the battery becomes hot to the touch, stop charging. Resume after it has cooled. 3300A 7. Once the battery has reached full charge, unplug the charger from the 110-volt electrical outlet. NOTE: Not using a battery char- NOTE: If, after charging, the bat- ger with the proper float mainte- tery does not perform to operator nance will damage the battery if expectations, bring the battery to connected over extended periods. an authorized Arctic Cat dealer for further troubleshooting. Charging NOTE: Arctic Cat recommends the use of the CTEK Multi US 800 or the CTEK Multi US 3300 for battery maintenance charging. 62 Jump-Starting NOTE: Arctic Cat does not recommend jump-starting a vehicle with a dead battery but rather to remove the battery, service it, and correctly charge it; however, in an emergency, it may be necessary to jumpstart a vehicle. If so, use the following procedure to carefully and safely complete this procedure. ! WARNING Improper handling or connecting of a battery may result in severe injury including acid burns, electrical burns, or blindness as a result of an explosion. Always remove rings and watches. 1. On the vehicle to be jump-started, remove the battery cover and any terminal boots. ! WARNING Any time service is performed on a battery, the following must be observed: keep sparks, open flame, cigarettes, or any other flame away. Always wear safety glasses. Protect skin and clothing when handling a battery. When servicing battery in enclosed space, keep the area wellventilated. Make sure battery venting is not obstructed. 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. CAUTION Always make sure the electrical systems are of the same voltage and ground polarity prior to connecting jumper cables. If not, severe electrical damage may occur. 4. Move the vehicle to be used for the jump-start close enough to ensure the jumper cables easily reach; then shift into neutral, set and lock the brakes, shut off all electrical accessories, and turn the ignition switch OFF. NOTE: Make sure all switches on the vehicle to be jump-started are turned OFF. 5. Disconnect all external accessories such as cell phones, GPS units, and radios on both vehicles. CAUTION Failure to disconnect electronic accessories during jump-starting may cause system damage due to power spikes. 6. Attach one clamp of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal (1) of the dead battery (C) being careful not to touch any metal with the other clamp; then attach the other clamp of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal (2) of the good battery (B). ! 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 3. Inspect the vehicle to be used for jump-starting to determine if voltage and ground polarity are compatible. NOTE: Some jumper cables may The vehicle must have a 12-volt DC, be the same color but the clamps or ends will be color-coded red and negative ground electrical system. black. 63 7. Attach one clamp of the negative (black) jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal (3) of the good battery (B); then attach the other clamp of the negative (black) jumper cable (4) to an unpainted metal surface (A) on the engine or frame well away from dead battery and fuel system components. 2. Apply a light coat of oil to the seal ring of the new fuel filter; then install the filter. Tighten until the seal ring contacts the filter head; then tighten an additional ¾ turn. 3. Depress and release the manual primer pump to charge the fuel filter and purge any air from the system. ! WARNING Never make the final connection to a battery as a spark could ignite hydrogen gases causing an explosion of the battery resulting in acid burns or blindness. 8. Stand well away from the dead battery and start the vehicle with the good battery. Allow the vehicle to run for several minutes applying some charge to the dead battery. DE031A NOTE: Cycle the manual primer 9. Start the vehicle with the dead battery pump until the lever becomes firm and allow it to run for several minutes and resistance is observed. The before disconnecting the jumper cables. system will bleed itself through the 10. Remove the jumper cables in oppo- tank return circuit. site order of hook-up (4, 3, 2, 1). Be 4. Check for any fuel leaks; then start careful not to short cables against the engine and check for normal bare metal. engine operation. NOTE: Have the battery and elec- Idle RPM trical system checked prior to operDo not attempt to make engine idle RPM ating the vehicle again. adjustments on the diesel engine. If Fuel Filter engine adjustments are necessary, take This diesel-powered ATV is equipped the ATV to an authorized Arctic Cat ATV with a high efficiency fuel filter. The fuel dealer. The diesel engine requires special filter should be changed in accordance tools and procedures for which your with the maintenance schedule or more authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer is often if operated under severe conditions equipped and trained. or winter operation. To change the fuel ! WARNING filter, use the following procedure. 1. Remove the right front fender splash panel; then using an appropriate filter wrench, remove the fuel filter. Improper adjustment of a diesel engine governor could cause overspeed or runaway resulting in severe injury or death. Throttle Cable Adjustment To adjust the throttle cable free-play: 1. Loosen the jam nut from the throttle cable adjuster. DE032D 64 2. Slide the rubber boot away and turn the adjuster until the throttle lever has proper free-play of 3-6 mm (1/8-1/4 in.). ATV-0047 DE681A 3. Tighten the jam nut against the throttle cable adjuster securely; then slide the rubber boot over the adjuster. 2. Remove the dry-paper air filter. Do not remove the cotton-fabric safety element at this time. Air Filter The air filter inside the air filter housing must be kept clean to provide good engine power and fuel mileage. If the ATV is used under normal conditions, service the filter at the intervals specified. If operated in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions, inspect and service the filter more frequently. Use the following procedure to remove the filter and inspect and/or clean it. CAUTION Failure to inspect the air filter frequently if the ATV is used in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions can damage the engine. DE007 3. Clean dust and debris from the air filter housing; then remove the cotton-fabric safety element using care not to allow dirt and debris to enter the engine. NOTE: This ATV is equipped with a dry-paper air filter and a cottonfabric safety element. DE008 4. Lightly tap the dry-paper air filter to dislodge the dirt and dust. Do not use compressed air. DE014A 1. Open the engine access cover and remove the operator’s seat; then open the clips securing the filter cover and remove from the filter housing. 5. Insert a suitable light into the drypaper air filter and look for any “pinpoints” of light shining out of the filter medium. A bright “pin-point” of light indicates a hole and the filter element must be replaced. 65 2. Remove the drain bolt from the cover and allow the water to drain out. DE028 CAUTION A torn air filter can cause damage to the engine. Dirt and dust may enter the engine if the element is torn. Carefully examine the element for tears before and after cleaning it. Replace the element with a new one if it is torn. DE030A 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. 6. Check the safety element for signs of 5. Install the drain bolt and tighten dirt build-up. If dirt is present on the securely. element, it indicates a leak or hole in the dry-paper air filter element and NOTE: The V-belt and clutches both elements must be replaced. should be inspected every 500 miles 7. Install the safety element; then install and the belt replaced (if necessary). the dry-paper air filter. Tires 8. Check the drain valve in the air filter housing cover for dirt, deterioration, or poor sealing. Clean or replace as required. ! WARNING Always use the size and type of tires as specified. Refer to the specifications chart for proper tire inflation pressure, and always maintain proper tire inflation pressure. Tire Tread Condition The use of worn-out tires on a ATV is very dangerous. A tire is considered to be worn out when the depth of the tread is less than 3 mm (1/8 in.). Be sure to replace the tires before reaching this minimum specification. DE015 9. Install the air filter housing cover (drain facing downward) and secure using the clips. Draining V-Belt Cover NOTE: If the ATV has been driven through water, the V-belt cover must be drained of any water. To drain the belt cover, use the following procedure. 1. Place the ATV on a level surface. 66 Wheel Removal 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 is dangerous and can increase the risk of an accident. Tire Replacement This ATV has low-pressure tubeless tires. Air is sealed by the contact surfaces of the inner wheel rim and the tire bead. If either the inner wheel rim or tire bead is damaged, air may leak. Be extremely careful not to damage these areas when replacing tires. It is very important to use the proper tools when repairing or replacing tires to prevent damage to the tire bead or wheel rims. If proper tools and related items are not available, have this maintenance performed by an authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or a qualified tire repair station. 5. Remove the wheel. 6. Install the wheel and install the lug nuts. 7. Tighten the nuts in a crisscross pattern to 40 ft-lb. 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 Schedule, clean the spark arrester using the following procedure. ! WARNING Wait until the muffler cools to avoid burns. 1. Remove the three cap screws securing the spark arrester assembly to the muffler. CAUTION When breaking the tire bead loose from the wheel, be extremely careful not to damage the inner wheel surface or the tire bead. ! WARNING Use only Arctic Cat approved tires when replacing tires. Failure to do so could result in unstable operation. Tire Repair (Tubeless) 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. CF105A 2. Using a suitable brush, clean the carbon deposits from the screen taking care not to damage the screen. 67 2. Connect the new bulb assembly to the wiring harness connector; then insert into the headlight housing and rotate fully clockwise. CAUTION When replacing the headlight bulb, be careful not to touch the glass portion of the bulb. Grasp the new bulb with a clean cloth. CF104 To replace the taillight/brakelight bulb, NOTE: If the screen or gasket is use the following procedure. damaged in any way, it must be replaced. 3. Install the spark arrester assembly and secure with the three cap screws. Tighten cap screws to 48 in.-lb. Light Bulb Replacement The wattage rating of each bulb is shown in the chart. When replacing a burned bulb, always use the same wattage rating. Headlight 12V/27W (4) Taillight/Brakelight 12V/8W/27W CAUTION Use only specified bulbs indicated in the chart as replacement bulbs. NOTE: The bulb portion of the headlight is fragile. HANDLE WITH CARE. When replacing the headlight bulb, do not touch the glass portion of the bulb. If the glass is touched, it must be cleaned with a dry cloth before installing. Skin oil residue on the bulb will shorten the life of the bulb. 1. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove from the light housing. 2. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket. 3. Install the new bulb by pushing it into the socket. 4. Install the socket into the light housing and turn clockwise to lock. 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). To replace the headlight bulb, use the following procedure. ! WARNING Do not attempt to remove the bulb when it is hot. Severe burns may result. ATV-0070C NOTE: There should be an aver1. Rotate the bulb assembly counter- age operating load on the ATV when clockwise and remove from the head- adjusting the headlight aim. light housing; then disconnect from the wiring harness. 2. Measure the distance from the floor to the mid-point of each headlight. 68 3. Using the measurements obtained in step 2, make horizontal marks on the aiming surface. 4. Make vertical marks which intersect the horizontal marks on the aiming surface directly in front of the headlights. 5. Switch on the lights. Make sure the HIGH beam is on. DO NOT USE LOW BEAM. 1411-381 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. 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 Electrical Output mark on the aiming surface. 7. Adjust each headlight by turning the adjustment knob clockwise to raise the beam or counterclockwise to lower the beam until correct aim is obtained. Terminals One output terminal for electrical accessories is located on the front wiring harness. Two output terminals for electrical accessories are located on the front and rear wiring harnesses. The accessory plug is located on the right side of the instrument pod. CD714A Fuses The fuses are located in a fuse block under the seat. If there is any type of electrical system failure, always check the fuses first. DE034 CAUTION Always use electrical accessories less than 180W. NOTE: To remove the fuse, compress the locking tabs on either side of the fuse case and lift out. Tool Storage Tray/ Storage Compartment A basic tool kit is provided with the ATV. Maintain the tool kit with the ATV at all times. The tool storage tray is located beneath the seat. 69 DE011 The storage compartment is located beneath the tool storage tray. Remove the tool storage tray to access the storage compartment. 70 DE050 Preparation For Storage CAUTION 4. Plug the hole in the muffler 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 this 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 it 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. 7. Fill the cooling system to the bottom of the stand pipe in the filler 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 3. Fill the fuel tank with fresh #1 or #2 maintainer or make sure the batdiesel fuel (according to ambient tem- tery is fully charged (see Battery peratures); then add a quality anti- section in this manual). microbial additive. Run the engine in a well-ventilated area for several min9. Store the ATV indoors in a level posiutes to make sure fresh, treated fuel is tion. circulated throughout the entire injection system. CAUTION CAUTION DO NOT store the ATV with biodiesel (B20) in the fuel system. Severe damage to the fuel system may occur. Avoid storing outside in direct sunlight and avoid using a plastic cover as moisture will collect on the ATV causing rusting. 71 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 muffler. 3. Check all control wires and cables for signs of wear or fraying. Replace if necessary. 7. Check the entire brake systems (fluid level, pads, etc.), all controls, headlights, taillight, brakelight, and headlight aim; adjust or replace if necessary. 8. Check the tire pressure. Inflate to recommended pressure as necessary. 9. Tighten all nuts, bolts, cap screws, and screws making sure all calibrated nuts, cap screws, and bolts are tightened to specifications. 4. Change the engine oil and filter. 10. Make sure the steering moves freely and does not bind. 5. Check the coolant level and add properly mixed coolant as necessary. 11. Fill the fuel tank with clean diesel fuel of the recommended grade. 6. Charge the battery; then install. Connect the battery cables making sure to connect the positive cable first. 72 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 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 Torn or Punctured Upholstery Brake Pads Cracks or Gouges in Body Panels Light Bulbs Fuel Filter Drive/Driven Clutch Wear Parts The following will VOID Arctic Cat’s warranty: 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. Tampering with the speed governor/torque settings. 4. Use of improper fuel or lubricating oils. 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. 12. Use of starting fuel (ether) for cold starts. 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. 73 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. 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 # ( ) ___________________________________ 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 Place Stamp Here CHANGE OF ADDRESS/OWNERSHIP ARCTIC CAT INC. PRODUCT SERVICE AND WARRANTY DEPT. P.O. BOX 810 THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701 Arctic Cat ATV Emission Control Warranty Statement (California Only) 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 pre-combustion chambers, governor, and crankcase vapor recirculation 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) 6814999 or the California Air Resources Board, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731, (818) 575-6800. 77 U.S. EPA Diesel 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. EPA-certified Arctic Cat diesel-powered 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 two (2) years. COMPONENTS COVERED The emissions warranty covers major emissions control components and emission-related components listed as follows: Engine Components Fuel/Air System Pre-Combustion Chamber Fuel Injectors Engine Valves/Valve Seals Fuel Control Rack Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Governor Intake/Exhaust Manifold Fuel Limiting Device Crankcase Vapor Recirculation System 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. 78 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 Vehicle Brand Name: Arctic Cat Model: 700 Diesel Standards to which conformity is declared: EN 61000-6-2:2005 EN 55012:2007 Manufacturer (if not issuing agent): 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 79 Maintenance Record DATE 80 MILEAGE SERVICE PERFORMED/NOTES Identification Numbers Record 1. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: The key identification number is stamped on the key as shown in the illustration. Record this number in the space provided for reference if you ever need a new key. 2. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 3. ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER: Record the Vehicle Identification Number and Engine Serial Number in the spaces provided to assist you in ordering parts from your authorized Arctic Cat ATV dealer or for reference in case the ATV is stolen.