Polaris 500 EFI Touring Offroad Vehicle User Manual

Rider Safety
Never operate an ATV without wearing an approved helmet that fits
properly. Always wear eye protection (goggles or face shield), gloves,
boots, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and long pants. A passenger's
helmet should have a rigid chin guard.
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating an ATV.
Never operate at excessive speeds. Travel at speeds appropriate for
your skills, your passenger's skills, and operating conditions.
Never attempt jumps or other stunts.
Always inspect your ATV before each use to make sure it's in safe
operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance
procedures and schedules outlined in your owner's manual.
Always travel slowly and use extra caution when operating on unfa-
miliar terrain. Be alert to changing terrain conditions.
Never operate on excessively rough, slippery, or loose terrain.
Always follow proper turning procedures as described in this manual.
Practice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at faster
speeds. Do not turn at excessive speeds.
Always have the ATV inspected by an authorized Polaris dealer if it's
been involved in an accident.
Never operate on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
Never operate with the differential unlocked
() while operating on
a hill or other irregular terrain. See pages 37 and 47.
Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills. Check the terrain
carefully before ascending a hill. Never climb hills with excessively
slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight uphill. Never open the
throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. Never go over the top
of a hill at high speed. Always move the 4X4 switch to ADC 4X4
before ascending or descending a hill.