Polaris 500 EFI Touring Offroad Vehicle User Manual

Break-In Period
The break-in period for your new Polaris ATV is the first ten hours of
operation, or the time it takes to use the first two full tanks of gasoline.
No single action on your part is as important as following the proce-
dures for a proper break-in. Careful treatment of a new engine and drive
components will result in more efficient performance and longer life for
these components.
Engine and Drivetrain Break-in
1. Fill the fuel tank with gasoline. See page 43.
2. Check the engine oil level on the dipstick. See page 84. Add oil if
necessary to maintain the level between the safe and add marks.
3. Drive slowly at first. Select an open area that allows room to famil-
iarize yourself with vehicle operation and handling.
4. Vary the throttle positions. Do not operate at sustained idle.
5. Perform regular checks on fluid levels, controls and areas outlined
on the daily pre-ride inspection checklist. See page 58.
6. Pull only light loads.
7. During the break-in period, change both the oil and the filter at 20
hours or one month.
PVT Break-in (Clutches/Belt)
A proper break-in of the clutches and drive belt will ensure a longer life
and better performance. Break in the clutches and belt by operating at
slower speeds during the break-in period as recommended. Pull only
light loads. Avoid aggressive acceleration and high speed operation dur-
ing the break-in period.
Excessive heat build-up during the first three hours of operation will damage
close-fitted engine parts and drive components. Do not operate at full throttle
or high speeds during the first three hours of use.