Polaris 500 EFI Touring Offroad Vehicle User Manual

Master Cylinder/Brake Fluid
Check the brake fluid in the master
cylinder before each ride. The
fluid level can be seen through an
indicator window on the top of the
master cylinder. This eye will
appear dark when the fluid level is
full. When fluid is low, the eye
will be clear.
NOTE: When checking the fluid
level, the ATV must be on
level ground with the handle-
bars straight.
If the fluid level is low add DOT 4 brake fluid only. See page 137 for the
part numbers of Polaris products.
An over-full master cylinder may cause brake drag or brake lock-up, which
could result in serious injury or death. Maintain brake fluid at the
recommended level. Do not overfill.
Never store or use a partial bottle of brake fluid. Brake fluid is hygroscopic,
meaning it rapidly absorbs moisture from the air. The moisture causes the
boiling temperature of the brake fluid to drop, which can lead to early brake
fade and the possibility of accident or severe injury. After opening a bottle of
brake fluid, always discard any unused portion.
Master Cylinder