Before you ride, perform the pre-ride inspection as described in the Owner's Manual. Read, understand and follow all of the instructions, warnings and safety precautions in the Owner's Manual and on all product labels. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or death.
1. Visually inspect the vehicle, looking for debris, loose fasteners, leaks and worn components that may impair the vehicle’s operation.
2. Check the condition of the tires, looking for any sign of punctures or damage, and inspect the tread depth. Also check the tire pressures and verify that they are to specification. Reference your Owner’s Manual or tire pressure label on your vehicle for the correct specifications.
3. Inspect the front and rear suspension for leaks, debris and damage.
4. Grease the fittings on the front and rear sway bar mounts as needed.
5. Check the brake pads and rotors, looking for corrosion, nicks and burrs.
6. Inspect the PVT intake on the drivebelt cover and the engine intake above the airbox for blockage or debris and clean as needed.
7. Move to the rear of the vehicle to clean the spark arrestor. Warning: Allow the vehicle to cool completely before performing any spark arrestor maintenance.
- Remove and retain the three spark arrestor fasteners and washers with an 8mm socket.
- Carefully pull the spark arrestor out of the exhaust.
- Inspect the screen for wear or damage and replace if necessary. Clean any debris on the screen.
- Reinstall the spark arrestor into the exhaust and align the mounting holes.
- Reinstall the retained spark arrestor fasteners, lock washers and flat washers and torque the fasteners to 35 in-lbs (4 Nm).
8. Next, ensure the vehicle is on a flat, level surface to inspect the fluid levels.
9. Inspect the fluid level and condition in the master cylinder through the front grille. Ensure the level is between the min and max marks. If it is low, clean around the cap and add fluid as necessary from a new and unopened bottle. Warning: Do not allow brake fluid to contact painted surfaces or paint damage may occur.
10. Next, move to the passenger rear wheel well to access the oil dipstick. Note: Ensure the oil is checked on a cold engine. A hot engine will appear overfilled.
- Clean the area around the dipstick.
- Remove the oil dipstick and wipe with a clean shop towel.
- Reinstall the oil dipstick fully and remove it again to inspect the oil level.
- Ensure the oil level is within the safe range on the dipstick and reinstall the oil dipstick. Do not overfill.
11. Verify proper operation of the door latches.
12. Check the condition and function of the seat belts.
- Inspect the full length of the seat harnesses for cuts, wear, fraying, dirt, debris or stiffness.
- Test the buckle and latch for proper operation.
- Warning: Always wear a seat belt when riding. The vehicle will limit speed if the driver’s seat belt buckle is not latched.
13. Inspect the fuel level, ensuring there is enough for your trip.
14. Check the condition of the battery in the helmet beacon to ensure the battery is sufficiently charged.
15. Verify proper operation of the headlights, taillights and brake lights.
16. Check the steering system for smooth operation from full left to full right.
17. Verify proper brake and accelerator pedal movement, taking note of any binding or sticking.
18. Start the engine and verify there are no warning lights illuminated.
19. Finally, always practice safe riding by wearing the required safety gear listed in your Owner’s Manual.
For more information, see your authorized Polaris Dealer. Find a dealer near you with the Dealer Locator.
Maintenance tips, procedures and specifications can be found in your Owner's Manual.
To find diagrams and replacement part numbers, use the online parts catalog.
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