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.
During your pre-ride inspection, do the following:
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. 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 specs.
3. Inspect the air filter and make sure it is properly installed.
4. Inspect the front suspension for leaks, debris or damage.
5. Move to the brake pads and rotors, looking for corrosion, nicks and burrs.
6. Ensure the vehicle is on a flat, level surface to inspect the fluid levels.
7. Remove the hood panel and inspect the coolant level in the overflow bottle. Add coolant as needed.
8. Reinstall the hood panel by aligning the front alignment tabs and turning the quarter-turn latches.
9. Move to the driver’s side front fender and inspect the brake reservoir for proper fluid level. Tip: Use a flashlight to illuminate the brake fluid reservoir.
- Ensure the level is between the min and max marks.
- Add fluid as needed. If it is low, clean around the cap and add fluid as necessary from a new and unopened bottle.
- Note: Do not allow brake fluid to contact painted surfaces or paint damage may occur.
10. 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.
- Lift up the cargo box to access the dipstick.
- 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. Tilt the cargo box down and ensure it engages with the latch.
12. Verify the tailgate is properly latched.
13. Inspect the doors, if equipped, for proper adjustment and latching.
14. Check the condition and function of the seat belts.
- Inspect the full length of the seat belts for cuts, wear, fraying, dirt, debris or stiffness.
- Test the buckle and latch for proper operation.
- Note: Always wear a seatbelt when riding. The vehicle will limit speed if the driver’s seat belt buckle is not latched.
15. Turn the key ON and inspect the fuel level, ensuring there is enough for your trip.
16. Verify proper operation of the headlights, taillights and brake lights.
17. Check the steering system for smooth operation from full left to full right.
18. Verify proper brake and accelerator pedal movement, taking note of any binding or sticking.
19. Start the engine and verify there are no warning lights illuminated.
20. 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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