Polaris 500 EFI Touring Offroad Vehicle User Manual

Driving on Slippery Surfaces
Whenever riding on slippery surfaces such as wet trails or loose gravel,
or during freezing weather, follow these precautions:
1. Slow down when entering
slippery areas.
2. Engage 4X4 before
wheels begin to lose trac-
3. Maintain a high level of
alertness, reading the trail
and avoiding quick, sharp
turns, which can cause
4. Correct a skid by turning
the handlebars in the
direction of the skid and
shifting your body weight
Severe damage to drive train may occur if 4X4 is engaged while the wheels
are spinning. Always allow the rear wheels to stop spinning before engaging
4X4, or engage 4X4 before wheels begin to lose traction.
Failure to exercise care when operating on slippery surfaces can result in
loss of tire traction and cause loss of control, accident, and serious injury or
Never apply the brakes during a skid. Do not operate on excessively slippery
surfaces. Always reduce speed and use additional caution.