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. Pay particular attention to the radiator area for the accumulation of debris, which can cause the engine to overheat, and clean any debris that is found.
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 set to the specification noted in your Owner's Manual.
3. Inspect the front and rear suspension for leaks, debris and damage.
4. Check the brake pads and rotors, looking for corrosion, nicks and burrs.
5. Grease the fitting on the prop shaft and the rear sway bar mounts as needed.
6. Move to the rear of the vehicle to clean the spark arrestor. Allow the vehicle to cool completely before performing any spark arrestor maintenance.
a. Remove the spark arrestor fastener and nut with a 8mm socket.
b. Carefully pull the spark arrestor out of the exhaust and clean any debris on the screen.
c. Inspect the screen for wear or damage and replace if necessary.
d. Reinstall the spark arrestor into the exhaust and align the mounting hole.
e. Reinstall the spark arrestor nut and fastener. Torque the fastener to 10 ft-lbs (13.5 Nm).
7. Ensure the vehicle is on a flat, level surface to inspect the fluid levels.
8. Continue by turning the two quarter-turn latches on the hood and sliding it forward to remove.
9. Inspect the coolant level in the overflow bottle and add coolant as needed. Tip: A flashlight can be used to illuminate the reservoir in dark areas.
10. Realign the hood retention tabs and secure the two quarter-turn latches.
11. Inspect the brake fluid reservoir in the driver’s side front wheel well for proper fluid level and add fluid as needed. Tip: A flashlight can be used to illuminate the reservoir in dark areas.
12. Tilt the cargo box up to access the engine.
13. Clean the area around the dipstick.
14. Remove the oil dipstick and wipe with a clean shop towel.
15. Reinstall the oil dipstick fully and remove it again to inspect the oil level.
16. Ensure the oil level is between the min and max marks on the dipstick and reinstall the oil dipstick. Do not overfill.
17. Tilt the cargo box down and ensure the cargo box engages with the latch.
18. Verify proper operation of the side nets and inspect the nets for cuts and fraying.
19. Ensure that the nets are adjusted properly in the front and rear.
20. Check the condition and function of the seat belts.
a. Inspect the full length of the seat belts for cuts, wear, fraying, dirt, debris or stiffness.
b. Test the buckle and latch for proper operation. Note: Always wear a seat harness when riding. The vehicle will limit speed if the driver’s seat belt buckle is not latched.
21. Turn the key ON and inspect the fuel level, ensuring there is enough for your trip.
22. Verify proper operation of the headlights, taillights and brake lights.
23. Continue by checking the steering system for smooth operation from full left to full right.
24. Verify proper brake and accelerator pedal movement, taking note of any binding or sticking.
25. Start the engine and verify there are no warning lights illuminated.
26. Always practice safe riding by wearing the required safety gear listed in your Owner's Manual.
For more information, see your authorized Polaris Dealer. To find a dealer near you, use 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.