Polaris 450 S Offroad Vehicle User Manual

Driving Through Water
Avoid operating your ATV through deep or fast flowing water. If the ATV is operated in
deeper water than recommended, it's critical to have it serviced as outlined in the mainte-
nance chart beginning on page 97. Engine oil and all grease fittings need special attention.
NOTE: Avoid operating the vehicle through deep or fast-flowing water. If you cannot avoid water that
exceeds the recommended maximum depth, go slowly, balance your weight carefully, avoid
sudden movements, and maintain a slow and steady forward motion. Do not make sudden
turns or stops, and do not make sudden throttle changes.
If your vehicle becomes immersed, and it's impossible to take it to a dealer before starting it,
follow the steps described on page 140. Have the vehicle serviced by your dealer at the first
Major engine damage can result if the vehicle is not thoroughly inspected after operation in water.
Perform the services outlined in the maintenance chart. If your vehicle becomes immersed or is
operated in water that exceeds the footpeg level, take it to your dealer for service before starting the