Disconnect the black negative battery cable first. As engine speed increases, the force exerted on the movable drive sheave by the flyweights also increases. Start the engine and allow it to warm up. Copyright 2009 Polaris Sales Inc. Carbon Clean removes water from fuel systems, stabilizes fuel and removes carbon deposits from pistons, rings, valves and exhaust systems. Desert 02 Sportsman 500 H.
Always check for obstacles or people behind the vehicle. Chrome wheels exposed to road salt or salt in the air in coastal areas are more susceptible to corrosion if not properly cleaned. You name it and its in here. Keep Your All-Terrain Vehicle Running Smoothly. Position the vehicle on a level surface. See your Polaris dealer for engine heater kits, which provide quicker warm-ups and easier starting in colder weather.
Operation on Public Lands in the U. Engine speed returns to idle when the lever is released. Wear eye protection and leather work gloves. Always make sure lights are adjusted properly for best visibility. Become familiar with their meanings before reading the manual.
If it's unavoidable, follow these precautions: 1. If Polaris fuel system additive is not used, the fuel tank, fuel lines, and carburetor should be completely drained of gasoline. Plug Condition New Spark Plug Previously Installed Spark Plug Spark Plug Inspection Spark plug condition is indicative of engine operation. Always have an authorized Polaris dealer perform these services. Manuals are in pdf format, no special software is needed to download and view a manual. Use the following procedure to make the adjustment. We include instructions on how to use your manual.
We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for ambient tem- perature operation. This vehicle handles differently than other vehicles, such as motorcycles and cars. The manual can be saved to your computer forever. It contains everything you will need to repair, maintain, rebuild, refurbish or restore your snowmobile. Never store or use a partial bottle of brake fluid. It contains important safety information.
Lift the pod slightly while depressing the tabs at the rear of the pod. In addition to showing vehicle speed, the speedometer needle flashes when a warning condition exists. Always change the oil filter whenever changing oil. No waiting time needed, you will receive this manual immediately via email. This is an adult vehicle only. If loose nuts and bolts are found, see your Polaris dealer for service before operating the vehicle.
Sit upright with both feet on the footrests and both hands on the handlebars. All service must be performed by your authorized Polaris dealer. This, in turn, increases the amount of pinch applied to the drive belt. Using an oil filter wrench, turn the filter counter-clockwise to remove it. Remove the upper headlight pod.
Avoid crossing the side of any hill unless absolutely necessary. Refer to the engine starting procedure on page 46 for correct choke and throttle settings during start- ing. When- ever traveling uphill, follow these precautions: 1. Wash the pre-filter in soapy water, then rinse and let dry. Can be saved to your computer forever. In pdf format, no special software is needed to download and view a manual.
The safety alert symbol indicates a potential personal injury hazard. Disconnect the battery hold-down strap. Add Polaris Carbon Clean Fuel Treatment or Polaris Fuel Stabilizer. Do not dilute with water. Maintain the fluid level at the bottom of the fill hole threads.
Be sure the storage area is well ventilated. Disconnect the red positive battery cable last. This means that the wheel on the outside of the turn must travel a greater distance than the inside wheel when turning and the inside tire must slip traction slightly. It can also hinder vehicle performance. Be constantly alert for haz- ards such as logs, rocks and low hanging branches. Avoid steep hills 25° maximum. Reinstall the harness assembly into the headlight assembly.