Polaris 500 EFI Touring Offroad Vehicle User Manual

Driving on a Sidehill (Sidehilling)
Sidehilling can be dangerous and should be avoided if at all possible. If
you encounter a situation where sidehilling is necessary, follow these
1. Slow down.
2. If operating in 2X4 mode, make sure the differential is locked.
3. Do not cross a hillside with a passenger on board. Ask the passenger
to dismount and walk across the hillside before remounting the
4. Lean into the hill, transferring your upper body weight toward the
hill while keeping your feet on the footrests.
5. Steer slightly into the hill to maintain vehicle direction.
NOTE: If the vehicle begins to tip, quickly turn the front wheel downhill, if
possible, or dismount on the uphill side immediately!
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills can result in loss of control or
vehicle overturn, resulting in severe injury or death. Avoid crossing the side
of a hill when possible. Do not cross a hillside with a passenger on board.
Follow proper procedures as outlined in the owner's manual.