Polaris 500 Offroad Vehicle User Manual

Periodic Maintenance Chart
Maintenance intervals in the following chart are based upon average
riding conditions. Vehicles subjected to severe use must be inspected
and serviced more frequently.
The programmable service interval mode on the instrument cluster will
help determine when maintenance service is due. See page 45.
Record maintenance and service in the Maintenance Log beginning on
page 131.
Service and adjustments are important for proper vehicle operation. If
you're not familiar with safe service and adjustment procedures, have a
qualified dealer perform these operations.
Severe Use Definition
Frequent immersion in mud, water or sand
Racing or race-style high RPM use
Prolonged low speed, heavy load operation
Extended idle
Short trip cold weather operation
Pay special attention to the oil level. A rise in oil level during cold
weather can indicate contaminants collecting in the oil sump or crank-
case. Change oil immediately if the oil level begins to rise. Monitor the
oil level, and if it continues to rise, discontinue use and determine the
cause or see your dealer.